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Vol. 66, Issue #9
Thursday, NoV. 7, 2013
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Keene Police Department officers patrol the KSC campus after game six of the World Series ended. Approximately 1,000 students gathered on campus to celebrate the win, police estimated.
Red Sox victory ends in chaos at Keene State KARINA BARRIGA ALBRING
News editor As the Boston Red Sox gained their eighth World Series win Keene State College, some students showed reckless behavior when celebrating, Keene Police DepartProperty damage and aggressive actions set the tone for the World Series victory celebration around the KSC campus early Thursday, October 31, according to KPD. A female student was injured
when she was struck with a rock ing to a press release by KPD. outside of a residential hall and Police described the students’ behavior as, “riotous and aggressive,” and said this lead to the use campus after the Sox won. of pepper spray. Around 1,000 students congreThe crowd of students threw gated around the L.P. Young Stu- rocks, glass bottles and ice at the dent Center to celebrate, police estimated. said. A KSC student said, “It was announced there would be a cel- crazy, it was everywhere. People ebration with music and free ice split in groups and they were just -cream outside the building at the throwing things to each other and the cops.” This area was the starting point KSC senior Kristen Shea said for the vandalism activities that she saw a crowd of students, “yelldeveloped later in the night, accord- ing and throwing signs” as they
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KSC Samuel Murray’s car was flipped on campus early Thursday morning, October 31. KPD and Campus Safety are looking for those responsible for vandalizing the vehicle.
walked down Winchester Street at around 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30. KPD Lieutenant, Steven Stewart, said police efforts intended to keep the students on campus grounds. “It is just safer to everyone than if they would be running down Main Street,” Stewart said. Police said the crowd of students attempted to gain access to downtown Main Street. Police used pepper spray to con-KRISTEN SHEA tain them on campus. “The crowd KSC SENIOR of students became belligerent and
“I am a huge Red Sox fan. I understand people were
cars and stuff. Some things were just really unnecessary.”
destructive, attempting to damage blocked, everyone ended up on property on the campus,” the press campus.” release read. Police said the crowd was conShea said she witnessed how tained on campus for the rest of the incidents. around the college. “The cops “That’s when things started hapturned on lights and were telling everyone to get off the street, every- Shea said. one started sprinting. The police A KSC freshman who requested had blocked both ends of Main to remain unnamed said a few minStreet, so people were clustered utes after the game ended, a group around the rotary,” Shea said. Shea said then the vandalism Safety van that was parked in the incidents started to unfold. “Davis Science Center parking lot. “They [Street] and Blake [Street] were
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Health Science students volunteer at the Keene Community Kitchen RACHEL HEARD
equiNox staff While hunger and poverty may not be visibly apparent in Keene and other parts of Cheshire county, in September alone, the Community Kitchen located on Mechanic Street in downtown Keene provided over 5,000 people access to food through its pantry and hot meal service. According to the Feeding America 2012 report, 49 million Americans were living in food-insecure households, 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children. The Community with a group of people serving meals three nights a week in various church basements. Current Executive Director of the kitchen, Phoebe Bray, said the founders quickly realized the endeavor needed to expand.
“People were asking to take food home, any leftovers were asked for so they realized there was another need and that was for supplementary food boxes and that started a few years later,” Bray said. As the kitchen grew, it became evident that borrowing space was no longer the most sensible option. “There was no storage, there was no continuity and you would have to clean everything before you could start cooking so the building we’re in now was purchased in 1994 and they then had to raise more funds to convert it into what it is today,” Bray explained. With only several paid staff members, the kitchen is almost completely reliant on volunteers from the community to prepare food, cook meals, serve guests, help run the pantry and much more. While many volunteers are residents of
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Keene man faces DUI charges after hitting KSC students KARINA BARRIGA ALBRING
News editor A truck hit two Keene State College seniors as they walked to their homes early Friday, November 1. Police said the driver of the truck was allegedly drunk when the incident occurred. The driver, Randall Evan Daniels, from Keene, was arrested and charged with drugs or liquor after injuring the two KSC females on Main Street, according to the KPD report. Melissa Gattilia, one of the seniors who was injured, said she and a friend were crossing Main Street from Cumber-
land Farms to Dominos pizza when they were hit. “We were walking back home from Scores [Sports Bar and Grill]. We were walking in the middle of the road and the guy just ran us over,” Gattilia said. A KSC student who asked to remain anonymous witnessed the accident and said, “Everyone came out of Cobble [Cobblestone Ale House] and
Dominos to see what was going on. It was a huge scene.” He went on, “We called 911 and tried to help the girls until the ambulance got there.” The student said before police got to the scene, a female passenger in the vehicle that hit Gattilia and her friend tried to take responsibility for the incident. “The girlfriend of the driver told him to get out of the car
to make it seem like she was driving. He did it and when the cops came she was behind the wheel,” the source said. He said a second passenger was yelling at the crowd which gathered around the accident scene and was “freaking out.” The witness also stated the driver appeared to be under student indicated that the
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“We were walking back home from Scores [Sports Bar and Grill]. We were walking in the middle of the road and the guy just ran us over.”
-MELISSA GATILLIA KSC SENIOR
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STUDENT ASSEMBLY Robinson addresses misbehavior during Red Sox celebration
Week of: Oct. 28
KARINA BARRIGA ALBRING
News editor During the weekly Student Assembly meeting, Vice President for Student Affairs, Andy Robinson referred to the actions of certain students during the celebration of the Word Series victory as “disappointing”. Robinson said Keene residents now feel resentment towards the entire KSC community. “The neighbors are unhappy, not only with you, the college students, but with me, and the entire college administration.” Robinson also expressed that some actions will be taken in response to the incidents that occurred on campus late Wednesday, October 30 and early Thursday, October 31. “We will sit down
Monday, Oct. 28 10:07 p.m. Carle Hall: 706 [marijuana]. No action taken other then asking a guest to leave. Tuesday, Oct. 29 12:16 a.m. Owl’s Nest 3: Burnt food. 12:31 a.m. Carle Hall: RA reported smell of 706 [marijuana]. 11:43 a.m. Main Street: Minor rear-end collision. No injuries. Both vehicles out of road. 6:25 p.m. Carle Hall: Burnt food.
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“They even had us take a class on how to talk to Americans [...] I couldn’t have been taken care
Wednesday, Oct. 30 11:34 a.m. Winchester Parking Lot: Bobcat. 2:10 p.m. Owl’s Nest 6: Possession of drug paraphernalia. 4:03 p.m. Owl’s Nest 1: Student reported harassment. 11:55 p.m. All around campus: Tables were thrown in front of the student center. A group tried to go down Main Street but was sent back towards campus. Officer reported broken glass in the student center area. Thursday, Oct. 31 12:38 a.m. Student Center parking lot: Mail Van damaged. Side mirror broken off. 12:40 a.m. Elliot parking lot: Student’s vehicle was flipped over by crowd. 12:40 a.m. One Butler Court: Female student was injured by thrown rock. 11:55 a.m. TDS Center: Complaint of a small dog leashed to bike rack outside TDS Center. 11:07 p.m. Carle Hall: Resident throwing up in room. Friday, Nov. 1 7:23 p.m. Young Student Center: Graffiti found on table from previous evening incidents. Saturday, Nov. 2 2:09 a.m. Huntress Hall: Bat flying around third floor hallway. Sunday, Nov. 3 12:33 a.m. Madison Street Parking Lot: Intoxicated female subject.
Most Keene State College students look out their residential hall windows and nothing new catches their eye; but there are those who have never seen such sights. Even the simple action of driving on the right, not left, side of the road is alarming, because in some student’s cultures, the left side is the norm. Every year, KSC has the opportunity to host several international students that come to experience American culture, and add a multicultural perspective to the college experience of local students. Similarly, the Global Educathe opportunity to travel across the world through programs with different schools to learn and earn new life experiences. Stephen Spiegel, associate director in the GEO said KSC has established partnership agreements with schools nationally and internationally. Spiegel mentioned that coming through the national program, there are over 200 different schools available for students that offer the same tuition and fees as KSC. Many different partnerships are relatively inexpensive, Spiegel said. A list of places to study abroad include Ireland, Chile, England, France, Alaska, Kansas, Washington State, Nebraska, West Virginia and Ecuador. through the national student exchange program. We send students to Canada, mostly Canadian provinces, we’ve had some go to the Virgin Islands, Gawan. There
-SOPHIE SPIERS KSC INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FROM BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
dents because there are three Universities in England that we have exchanges with. The students might not necessarily be English though, students come from Bulgaria, and another last year who originated from China, so there’s a lot of diversity there,” Spiegel said. Sophie Spiers is a student from Birmingham, England, who is studying at KSC this year. She said if she were in England this would to have an option year out; so it doesn’t count for her degree but it’s extra personal knowledge. She is studying English with Creative Writing, she said. “I love campus. I’m really glad that I came to a smaller one,” Spiers said. She added that she had to choose between KSC and a university in Ohio with 35,000 students. “There’s more of a community feeling, everyone wants to get along with everyone because it’s smaller. It’s a nicer atmosphere,” Spiers said. Another international student is Alannah Leonard. Leonard is from Luxembourg, but she studies in the U.K. She said she had other options for schools to choose such as in Canada, Finland, or Europe. She said she was lucky she got placed
French Department, and is a teacher’s assistant for a couple of the classes, as well as a tutor for French students. Spiers has started working on campus as well. She works at the Night Owl Cafe, participates in ballroom dancing, and is the secretary of the GEO club. When asked about how it was being secretary of a club, she said, “It’s nice having a bit of power, isn’t it? I’ve never had that kind of position before, even though we have clubs back home they aren’t funded like they are here. They’re a little lazier and less organized. I never bothered with clubs back home.” Spiers said the Global Educa“They even had us take a class on how to talk to Americans. He did day trips like canoeing. I couldn’t have been taken care of Leonard agreed by saying, “GEO was always in contact. They’re great and always there when we needed help.” Blue Hanley is another international student from Ireland. She said, “The people working at
got accepted late and this college helped me more than my other one to get me organized.” Hanley said she works at the she said, unlike where Spiers stud- information desk in the student and, students coming in, we range ies in England, the KSC campus is center and is studying theater. “I’m not used to everyone living about a handful, maybe one to four bigger than hers in England. Leonard said, “There’s a lot so close to each other. Not every“The students from Keene go all more spirit, it’s nice. I like it so one back home lived on campus, different places and there are some much I’m extending my stay to the so it really is nice how close everyone is,” Hanley said. that are more popular than others. whole year.” Leonard has become involved Spiers said that some of her We have quite a few English stuon campus and works for the roommates have been really help-
ful, “Like if I need a car, they help me out.” Leonard has a little different situation because her roommate is an international student as well. “My roommate is from France so we can just talk, the other suitemates are sweethearts and have brought us home with them,” Leonard explained. Baylee Boulem is a junior at KSC and she said she has experienced living with an international student while they studied at KSC. She said she lived with a student that came from York for her sophomore year. “It was fantastic. I got to learn a lot, a lot about their homeland customs, beliefs, traditions—like they don’t have Halloween so that was different, they have a different language, different slang and are much more interested in fashion,” Boulem said. She said she learned that at her roommate’s school back home, they didn’t have much homework or exams; instead they write major papers at the end of each semester to say what they have learned in their entire class. “They’re more hands-on and orientated with their jobs. We are more based off classes and tests and exams, and it’s not really like that there. They have to be more independent,” Boulem said. She said she didn’t really pick up any habits from her roommate.. To see full story go to keene-equinox.com Bethany Ricciardi can be contacted at bricciardi@keene-equinox. com
some of you guys [students] and try to address the issues.” Robinson stated he expected college students to help the administration to prevent incidents like this in the future. “I really hope you all come out with some strategies we can implement to make things better.” The vice president recognized that the riot at KSC was not an isolated incident. “It happens in every institution and none of them of the best schools in the country are also considered top party schools, so it’s not just an issue at Keene State.” Robinson reminded the students that, “your actions not only represent yourself but also your institution, the entire college community.” Finally, Robinson said the Senior Pub Crawl comes at a very bad time. “It’s a horrible idea right now, very unfortunate timing considering our [KSC’s] reputation within the community right now. The Senior Pub Crawl will take place Sunday, November 10 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at different bars located in Keene’s downtown. In other business: -The Student Assembly members approved a funding request of $3,000 for the Academic Excellence Conference luncheon. Assembly Treasurer, Meghan Healy, said for the past three years, the assembly has received a budget request for the same amount to support the luncheon. -The Student Assembly also approved a funding request of $1,600 dollars for the Environmental Outing Club. The club’s treasurer, KSC student Michael Staron said the money will be used to fund indoor rock climbing sessions at different gyms. “It’s cold out, so we don’t really have a lot opportunities to plan activities for the winter,” Staron stated. Staron explained on Thursdays, when the groups goes rock climbing, it costs $18 per person to recent the gear and use the gym. Karina Barriga Albring can be contacted at kbarriga@keene-equinox. com
Night Owl Cafe manager clarifies the sizzler status KARINA BARRIGA ALBRING
News editor While many students may question, in regard to last week’s Equinox story about missing sizzlers, who among us is taking the Owls’ emblematic lunch wrap out of the Night Owl Cafe, Night Owl Cafe Manager and Student Center Programs Coordinator, Gino Vallante solved the mystery of the missing sizzlers by pointing out an inventory mistake. Vallante helped clarify that the NOC is not actually the site of a massive sizzler theft by explaining that approximately ten sizzlers go missing a day. Though several NOC staff members and a Sodexo employee in charge of preparing the wraps stated that the
number of missing sizzlers was anywhere around 40 to 50 a day, Vallante said there were never more than a handful of missing sizzlers every day. Vallante said, “There was an inventory mistake, that is why the number of pitas we had did not match the number of receipts collected from the students getting sizzlers.” Vallante went on, “Some of the staff in the NOC might not being aware of the inventory mistake. There was a communication issue. They were just confused.” There are several different reasons why the inventory may not exactly matches with the amount of receipts gathered. Jackie Efraimson, Keene State College senior and team leader at the NOC said, “We [NOC staff
members] can get a sizzler if we are working the lunch shift.” Also, Vallante said occasionally a pita might break, or one of the cooks might burn it. He also stated that there might a case of sizzler swiping sometimes. “Once in a while they [students] might use a receipt from Home Depot or something like that.” Although KSC senior and NOC employee Brittney Rando said in a previous interview that she had seen students cut in line and get a sizzler without paying for it, Vallante did not see a trend to wholesale theft. “But again, it is not a tendency that we have noticed,” he said. Karina Barriga Albring can be contacted at SAM LEWIS / EQUINOX firstname.lastname@example.org Sodexo employee and cook at the Night Owl Cafe,
Andrea Whitcomb, crafts a sizzler wrap.
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red S.U.V. [...] It was around six to eight people. Then this kid came and smashed the windows.”
Cheshire county, one class at Keene State College is required to lend a helping hand at least three times throughout the semester for a minimum of two-and a-half-hours each visit. Current Topics in Food Culture is a 200level Health Science class taught by Health Science Professor, Lynn Arnold. “We explore the reasons why people eat. All of the different cultural aspects of making food choices, the aesthetics of health reasons, we explore the different cultures around the world and what their food choices are and we also go in depth into American food culture,” Arnold continued. “One of the things we look at in that is the question of hunger, food and security because it’s such a huge issue in this country and around the world.” To incorporate service learning, which is where students apply what they learn from their course work by working in the local community, the Health Science Department decided many years ago that having students volunteer at the kitchen would be most
senior, Samuel Murray. Murray’s car was parked in the faculty parking lot in front of the Tisdale Apartments on Elliot Street. Murray said he was watching the game close to the campus when he Police said the vehicle had sigencourage anyone who has information related to the damaged vehicle to contact them. The anonymous freshman stated
“They got there like a minute later, and everyone just ran away,” he said. The student said he didn’t expect things to unfold as they did. “People are crazy. I think they tried to have a good reckless time with no consequences, that’s what they did.” However, Vice President for Student Affairs, Andy Robinson, told The Keene Sentinel there might be consequences. “The college will review video camera footage to try
“We chose the Community Kitchen because of the connection with insecurity and this is a way students are giving to the community and serving while also seeing looks like,” Arnold said. Bray agreed that while the student volunteers are helping the community, they are also learning a great deal. “I think the numbers stagger because if you drive through Keene, it looks really nice but the absolute grinding poverty that some people live in is a constant shock to me and I think its an eye-opener for some of the students,” Bray said,. She continued, “You can learn about poverty and hunger in the rest of the world but when it’s literally on your own doorstep I think it’s really important to take notice.” Sophomore and student in Arnold’s class, Danielle Recos, said the experience has been eye-opening. “I was surprised by the amount of people that utilize the kitchen, I was there at dinner ning through the place. I think sometimes people don’t realize how much they really have until they see what people don’t have, including just a meal,” the sophomore said. Recos also noted that working with other volunteers was a big reason why her experience at the kitchen was so positive. “The other volunteers are always very
pended,” the article stated. LEAH MULRONEY / EQUINOX STAFF
Volunteers at the Community Kitchen in Keene cook meals, serve guests and help take care of the pantry. With only a few paid staff members, the kitchen is almost completely reliant on volunteers from the community.
“Having just gone through Pumpkin Fest, where Keene State students didn’t necessarily get a great write-up in the Keene Sentinel, it is actually nice to present a different face of the college.” -PHOEBE BRAY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE KEENE COMMUNITY KITCHEN
charismatic and very excited to be there, you can tell they all really enjoy helping people.” Bray said she believes the student volunteers can learn a lot from spending time with these people. “Our volunteers range from one of our staff that used to be a restaurant cook to a volunteer who is a baker at one of the supermarkets in Peterborough. On any given day, we have a variety of people in and I think that’s good for a student because I think it’s
part of education that you actually learn how to connect with different people from different socioeconomic groups and different walks of life,” Bray said. Bray said having the student volunteers become such reliable members of the team has been a “Godsend” and she believes it is positive for the college’s image in light of recent events. “Having just gone through Pumpkin Fest, where Keene State students didn’t necessar-
ily get a great write-up in the Keene Sentinel, it’s actually nice to present a different face of the college” Anyone interested in volunteering can pick up a volunteer registration form from the Keene Community Kitchen located at 35-37 Mechanic Street. Rachel Heard can be contacted at email@example.com
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It was incorrectly edited in the story titled, “Dealing with crisis” in Vol. 66, Issue #8, of The Equinox released on Thursday, October 31, 2013, that Brenda McEachern (counselor at the Keene State College Counseling Center and advisor for the student organization Active Minds), lost her brother to suicide. McEachern said during an interview that Alison Malmon, who created Active Minds, felt the need to create the organization after she [Malmon] lost her brother to suicide. McEachern did not create Active Minds, but brought the chapter to Keene State College. Active Minds collaborates with Monadnock Peer Support rather than Monadnock Family Services, according to McEachern. Monadnock Family Services works with the KSC community. The Equinox apologizes for these mistakes.
female attempted to leave the scene. “Also, she was trying to go, but a bunch of college students and people stood in front of the truck to stop them.” ambulance responded to the scene within minutes. The student said he was cer. He noted after police interviewed the witnesses, they arrested Daniels, the driver. “In the end, the police took the guy away in handcuffs. They believed what we said,” the student said. The two seniors received minor injuries and were not taken to the hospital. The students were treated at the ambulance. “We are both just sore, we have bruises from the accident,” the senior said. Still, Gattilia said the incident had a rather emotional impact on her. “It all seems like a blur now. It was very scary and shocking,” Gattilia stated. She went on to say she no
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A Keene man was charged with DUI early Friday, November 1. Keene Police Department responded a call that reported a car had hit two pedestrians, KSC students, as they crossed Main Street.
longer felt safe as a pedestrian in Keene. “Not only at night, during the day I have been crossing [the road] around
campus and people haven’t stopped. When it happened [the accident], I couldn’t believe it. It is a little nerve racking.” The student wit-
ness said, “It’s dangerous happen again.” to cross on Main Street now. All the kids don’t even pay Karina Barriga Albring attention when they walk can be contacted at kbarriga@ around, so it will probably keene-equinox.com
“It was very scary and shocking [...]. Not only at night, during the day I have been crossing [the road] around campus and people haven’t stopped.” -MELISSA GATTILIA KSC SENIOR
SoundoFF Keith Busk Sophomore Computer Science
“Yes because if I get the flu, I could die from it.”
Evan Moniz Freshman Film Production
“I am not. I did not know they were being offered.”
were on campus. He stated there was an increased police presence because, “We had seen similar circumstances in 2004 and 2007. We didn’t expect things to go as they did, but we wanted to be prepared for the worst.” pared as well. On Tuesday, October 29, an email was sent to the KSC community encouraging the students to be safe when celebrating the World Series as well as Halloween. The email alerted students about an increased police presence on campus and stated that, “the KSC Student Code of Conduct can and does apply off-campus. Incidents that occur in-town can be adjudicated Unlike what happened at the Unistudents were arrested, and Plymouth State University, where three students were arrested, Stewart said no arrests were made during the incidents at KSC. Shea said she didn’t agree with how some KSC students celebrated the victory of the Red Sox. “I love Boston, I am a huge Red Sox fan and I understand people were overwhelmed and really excited. I stuff. Some things were just really unnecessary,” Shea said. According to the Keene Sentinel, Robinson said that aside from a small group, about 50 students or so that were causing the problems, many other students celebrated responsibly. Similarly, KSC President Anne Huot expressed through a campuswide email that most students “celebrated appropriately.” However, she stated that the behavior of a few individuals ”is resulting in negative perceptions of Keene State College and our student body.” Currently, Campus Safety and KPD are looking to hold the responsible individuals accountable for their actions during incidents. An email sent to the college community on Friday, November 1 read, “Campus Safety and Keene Police are working on identifying the individuals responsible for these and other acts that affected the safety of the College Community, the costs associated with police coverage and the image of Keene State College and its students.” Karina Barriga Albring can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fiona Morrice Sophomore Elementary Education
“No, because I always get sick from them.”
Sam Phillips Freshman Film Production
“I don’t really know much about them. If they are free, yes. If they cost money, no.”
Jacob Failla Junior History and Economics
“‘No I am not. I have never gotten one, so I don’t feel that I really need it.”
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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
Students celebrate Sox win with destruction When the Boston Red Sox won the World Series Championships in 2004, 2007 and last week, riots occurred on and off the Keene State College campus following each win. The poor sportsmanship displayed last week is not unfamiliar to KSC. We wonder why this behavior continues. The Equinox reported a female student was injured by a rock
by rioters where a student then smashed the windshield. The Keene Police Department used pepper spray amidst the crowds. This behavior has created a poor public image for the college and many students remain embarrassed. We believe that the injuries and damage that came about after the win tarnished proper celebratory conduct and our core values. We once again reiterate that the majority of students understand how to respect one another, but disrespect was shown when students vandalized fellow classmates’ property. Last week, there were moments of violence and disruption during Pumpkin Fest, taking away the true meaning of the event. We feel this was again the case as students “celebrated” the World Series win. Even though Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire experienced similar issues with students rioting after the baseball game, our focus remains on the Keene State image. The Equinox recognizes that the activity of a few students can misrepresent the student population. We think we need to redeem our reputation. President Anne Huot said in an email addressing students, “We are a part of a close-knit community here in Keene, and as such, you have a responsibility to participate in this community in a peaceful, positive way. There is no place here for people who injure others or destroy property.” Again, The Equinox concurs. It is one thing to express excitement for a New England team, but it is another when students are being disruptive for no reason. We should use our excitement and put our energy into something positive. KSC is better than this. Students know better than to do this. The Equinox does credit those who organized the free ice-cream event for attempting to allow students to celebrate responsibly outcers reported that over 1,000 students gathered on the lawn where they proceeded to vandalize property. Students took advantage of a controlled space offered to them by throwing ice-cream into the
under control. The chorus lyrics in the popular song (commonly “Good times never seemed so good.” However, times were not good once the celebration turned into BRIAN CANTORE / PHOTO EDITOR destruction. We should move on from these actions and show our Above, KSC student Samuel Murray’s car is flipped over after fellow KSC students riot shortly after the Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World support of safer celebrations for the next World Series, thus show- Series Championship. The glass of the windshield which was shattered after the car was flipped shatters to the ground behind the Mason Library. ing stronger sportsmanship at KSC.
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Setting realistic goals about weight loss allows for change It’s common to hear “I can’t eat that,” “I’m trying to lose ten pounds,” or “that’s not good for my lege campus. While I undoubtedly agree that it is important to eat healthy food and I can not help but notice that many college students are taking this the wrong way. I can’t count how many times a day people don’t eat a chip, cookie, or have that one extra bite simply because they are convinced it will put them over their limit—whatever that limit may be. The most common gender I hear this from is
women. In fact, it is really the only gender I have noticed that chooses ting into a desirable size. We need what to eat based on what pant size to re-evaluate what health means, and look at our body types and In a world where the women on genetics, and then decide what is billboards, in beauty magazines or best for us—not look at what some music videos are a size zero, per- magazine may say. haps we need to take a step back There are plenty of women who I know could afford to indulge in status quo and how appearance can chocolate without completely alterbe quite deceiving. ing their diet. There are plenty more women I zero jeans makes a woman healthy. know who simply won’t eat someI don’t necessarily believe those thing because they think, “It will who “look” healthy, are healthy. make me fat,” or sadly, in some There are numerous things to take cases, make them “fatter than I into consideration when talking already am.” Why do I hear those about what “healthy” is and means beliefs from people so often?
I argue that low self-esteem is more dangerous than that sliver of cake, that last cracker on the plate, that cup of whole milk. Eating smart and living a healthy life is far more important than just eating only fatfree food items (which is not always healthy anyway) or obsessing over total fat content and calories listed in food products. Eating smart is about a realistic understanding of what one’s personal health goal should be, not what their weight goal is. Brittany Ballantyne can be contacted at email@example.com
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Finding the light through campus counseling It seems to me that all different levels of depression are present within the Keene State College student body. I think in many cases it is overlooked, undiagnosed and unrecognized. I know so many students who oversleep, overindulge in drugs and alcohol and have expressed feelings
should be more publicity of all the different services KSC has to offer, in lieu of tragedy or not. Something I think is important to note is that college students struggle through a lot over the course of their four or
I wonder how much easier and less stressful it would be, even for myself, if I had taken advantage of of these things are considered the resources such as the Counseling norm for a college student at this Center. I can’t be the only one who time in their life, but why? had a miserable time adjusting to Why should feelings and habits college life. like those associated with depresI spent the majority of my freshsion be the standard for any age man year wishing I was home, walgroup, at any time of life? lowing in self-pity, isolating myself and then wondering why I hadn’t should be counseled than the num- made any good friends. bers that are presently being supported. But the problem is, if people do Counseling Center for that period not think they have depression, or in my life, and I wouldn’t want if they do not want to accept that anyone else to miss out on that they have depression, they are not opportunity. going to think to go to the CounselWhile more publicity could ing Center. help, I think it should be a more a welcoming experience at the Counmake counseling centers seem more seling Center. I have heard mixed welcoming to all individuals, diag- reviews about the staff, so I wonder nosis or not. how pleasant the staff is in helping Even people without depression their clients. Perhaps motivational seminars ing now and then. But counseling is could be held for the staff to keep such a feared thing, mainly because them excited about the work they of the human fear of vulnerability. are doing. Perhaps different techMany people have feelings of niques could be experimented with shame and fear with the idea of to see how clients react to them. going to a therapist, or getting help Traditional methods used in the in general. center can be changed by asking What these people seem to be students what exactly they are lacking is the sense of worthiness to looking for. Students opinions and ask and receive help in things they involvement are key in helping the struggle with. Counseling Center become more So now I wonder, what could prevalent on campus. be done to make people realize it is Each student battles with their healthy to accept help from others? own issues daily, and on top of a What could make going to the Keene heavy course load and weekends of State College Counseling Center excessive drinking, students need more feasible for KSC students? more guidance now than ever— even if they do not necessarily see own KSC students, the Counseling need themselves yet. Center sent out an email regarding By creating a different platform their services in the Elliot Center. through social media, students would be able to feel comfortable right direction, but I think there and receive the help and guidance
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they may need. We should not let frustration Support is so important, and I build up and then decide it may be am not by any means saying that time to talk to someone. there is not a place of support on This is where the danger starts to campus at the Counseling Center. creep in. I’m sure counselors help a great Making these services welcoming to all through technology is a however the number of students different way to reach out to stuthat are unhappy outweigh those dents of this generation. getting help. People are so willing to release
their feelings on a social media plat- on campus. form, but see no use in climbing the I hope more people do consider reaching out because I wouldn’t and Wellness Center and walking want anyone to feel how I did my through the doorway to the Coun- freshman year. seling Center. Ultimately, I think the CounAnnie McCaffrey can be contacted at ann .mcc af f re y @k sc . k e e n e . edu more success stories if it had a better reputation and more of a presence
Offensive Halloween costumes show poor spirit people are using it as an excuse to be extremely offensive and wear costumes with very poor taste. It is amazing what some people will consider funny or entertaining. all over the Internet include dressing up as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. In one image that has been circulating the Internet, a man in blackface and a hoodie is photographed with another man wearing a shirt that says “neighborhood watch,” making a gesture of a gun pointed towards the other’s head. This is absolutely horrifying. 17-year-old boy be trivialized as a costume? I ask
myself this question, yet I keep coming across more and more images of boys dressed in bloody hoodies with the intention of imitating Martin. What is even worse than the idea of people dressing up like this on their own is the idea that racist costumes are actually marketed to the public by multiple companies. These costumes can carry negative connotations and are often stereotypical. Examples include the ever popular “drunken Mexican,” consisting of a poncho, mustache, sombrero and tequila; the “illegal alien,” with an orange jumpsuit, alien mask and green card; and even the “suicide bomber” option; with a turban to wear on the head and fake explosives to tie around the waist. ular choices among women. These are not quite as
offensive as they do not promote negative stereotypes as much, but what they do promote is the sexualization of a culture with a lot of history behind it. It makes these cultures seemingly meaningless, and trivializes tural stereotypical costumes, there are quite a variety of other offensive costumes on the market this year. The most shocking could possibly be one called -
into a source of amusement is incredibly wrong. This costume is actually available for purchase online; with a tag line reading “You can never be too rich or too costume like this entertaining or funny when anorexia
made light of for the sake of a costume—we also see multiple “mental patients,” homeless people and even a child’s costume sold to imitate a WWII refugee. It is important to remember that there are people who actually are a part of the cultures that are emulated, and people who suffer from the physical, mental but the negative backlash it received caused it to be and social issues that are simply taken as a joke when pulled from the shelves—until this year, where it was worn as a costume. released once again. Thousands of people are being Devon Roberts can be contacted at treated for anorexia each year, and to turn the disease firstname.lastname@example.org
Forgetting the value of the Owl Card Holding onto personal freedom with stickers I believe the Keene State College ID’s are essential for each student to have and the system is relatively good, but it is important that the desk attendants, Resi-
In today’s society, the struggle to hold onto the personal freedoms promised to us years ago in the First
rules for many reasons. I question a couple of the new rules ID’s are required for. First and foremost, the use of ID’s prevents intrud-
personal freedoms, the freedom of speech is most commonly taken for granted and compromised by those in power. Something as simple as a bumper sticker on a car has been turned into an anti-status symbol ety as well as those desperate to be rubbing elbows with the rich and famous. The existence of bumper stickers originated from cloth advertisements and political statements attached to the bumpers of the earliest automobiles in the late 1920s. They were attached by wire and have evolved into pieces of adhesive artwork meant to let strangers know what we value.
live on campus or near campus, that card with a student number and photograph is one’s life. Without that card, a student cannot eat around campus, cannot get into one’s residential building and really cannot do anything. If the card is misplaced, one cannot get any of their meals without paying out of responsibility. I have lost my card about seven times and continue to forget where I have placed it. I have had people text me that they’ve found my ID without me realizing I had even lost it. I have paid the $25 to get a new card each time and I think it is a fair trade-off, mainly because without that card one cannot live on campus. There’s always so much going on and it is easy to lose everything from iPods to credit cards. Now, there are also a couple of odd policies on campus that have been changed since I was a freshman. For example, I have to scan my ID at the gym now and I cannot punch in my number anymore at the Zorn Dining Commons. If I can’t punch in my student “You got to scan all the time (at the gym) and it’s a stupid policy because there are ways around it,” said they need my ID to take out a basketball and sign out a locker. I like the fact that [it’s easy as] swiping in the door to get in a dorm because it shows the safety of the
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school.” I have also heard that some people have been asked to get a new ID if their picture is worn-out, just as many are after having the same ID for a couple of years. It does make sense because the point of the ID goes out the window if one can’t make out who the person is on new card, as they have the responsibility to hold onto that card for so long that they wear it out. Therefore, they deserve a free ID with a fresh picture. Stephen Aruilio can be contacted at email@example.com
desires to be viewed as high-class and successful will scoff at someone with a bumper sticker. During the latest presidential
“Often times, a person who desires to be viewed as high-class and successful will scoff at someone with a bumper sticker.” -LEAH MULRONEY EQUINOX STAFF
adorn their cars with brightly colThe metaphorical army of citiored symbols of The Grateful Dead’s zens who still see these freedoms many albums, while you would be as necessary and deserved by all humans are the visionaries, the that carries a supply of Mozart or inventors, and, sadly, the outcasts. Frank Sinatra bumper stickers. They have been regarded as “burnouts” and hippies, though more and more strongly about this they may possess the very minds decidedly silly manner of expres- that could save us from the rigidly sion, the closer we come as a society uniform future of society. to losing more of those freedoms. main priority for so many people sticker may seem, many people in our country that a vast majority have been branded as uneducated is willing to surrender the luxury for simply displaying a beloved of independent thinking to attain location in simple black and white the luxury of a high paycheck and sticker form. a reason to feel higher on the societal totem pole than their neighbors, noses up at the shreds of freedom friends and family members. that we have left. We must stop overlooking our If we continue down this road, it own personal freedoms and stick will become so much easier for the those bumper stickers to our cars. government to strip us of freedom the most important thing we have With the desire to live up to the to call our own.
were so much more prevalent than Romney bumper stickers. Those Romney stickers that did exist often accompanied rigid rightwinged political stances on things such as abortion and immigra- left the door open to our inherent tion. rights so long as we are promised a “Deadheads” from coast to coast
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Shack n’ Cheese is located at 149 Main St. and features “camp-inspired cuisine,” including build-your-own mac and cheese, burritos, a toppings bar and chili. “We will expand our menu again in the spring with some salads and sandwiches,” one of the owners, Kate Lynch, said.
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popular; crispy fried onions and Snyder’s Honey Mustard Pretzels to crunch over mac and cheese. The menu offers a variety of mac and cheese
“It’s probably the closest and best food you can get and you don’t even need a car to get there.” -HANNA DESOUZA KSC SOPHOMORE
in sour cream and jack cheese. Customers also have the choice of either a
coal Charlie provides both the pulled pork and pulled chicken for Shack
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World Poetry Slam finalist recites in the Night Owl Cafe ANNELISE KLOSTER
Equinox Staff audience to ask her a variety of questions. Saturday night, November 1, During the question and Keene State College’s Night Owl answer session, Miller answered a Cafe hosted a Poetry Slam featur- question from a student on how she overcomes writer’s block. Miller. “I’ll notice I have writer’s block “I think the thing for me that when I’m just not living enough. It’s worked out early is that I found out like, ‘oh I’ve been cooped up in the who I was to poetry,” Miller said. house, haven’t been hanging out with my friends,’ you just haven’t performing to college students and been gaining enough experience or inspiring them. inexperience to write about,” she “I think the importance of me, said. especially going to colleges, is Miller continued, “So I’ll literme understanding and recognizing that these are not like middle schools and high schools, these Miller answered another quesare the future leaders of today. Not tion from a KSC student about even tomorrow, like, of right now,” what inspires her to write in the Miller said. Miller also teaches creative “I write more about the low writing and poetry classes to chil- points. In the moment that you feel some sort of pain, we all become potent. Whether it be right now or her students. “I’ve always found it important break, I think everybody probably to not bring creative writing to the wrote a poem,” Miller stated. inner-city but to bring the innerDuring the open-mic segment city to creative writing,” Miller of the event, after hearing Miller’s stated. inspiration to write, KSC student “All of my kids, I tell them from Alison Howard felt compelled to share a written poem of hers, one to be a writer after this class, you that was also inspired from a low don’t have to like creative writing, point. you don’t have to like poetry but “In the end I guess the memories you will have another way to deal will go, every single moment that with what’s inside, so I think that’s we used to know,” Howard said as important,” Miller said. she concluded the poem that she Hearing nothing but good shared. Howard also talked about things about Miller, coordinator of why poetry is important to her. the event and KSC student Connor “I guess it’s interesting because - it can be anything. It doesn’t have tance of bringing a poetry slam to to be rhyming, it doesn’t have to be KSC. “I feel like people learn how to whatever you want,” she said. express themselves in different “And it kind of shows that you ways. And I feel like Keene, being can just speak and that can be such a diverse school, I feel like it’s poetry, and it can be funny and it cool to bring in all these different doesn’t have to be heartbreaks or learning techniques,” he said. anything, it could just be whatever,” Howard continued. “allows everyone to show their true Miller stated to the audience, colors.” “poetry can be whatever you want Opening with one of her newest it to be.” “You could see poetry in a chair, Miller expressed her creativity and you could see poetry in a poem, you true colors through sensitivity and could hear poetry in a song. Anypower. thing that moves you, that moti“One day your whole life will vates you to heal or to heal other people, I feel like is poetry,” she Our grandchildren will laugh at continued. “So as cliché as it sounds, I truly do believe that poetry can jeans, the t-shirts that we thought be anything and everything, and were cool, the ones that we are wearing now,” Miller said in her concluding the evening with roarpoem. ing applause and many students “We’ll be stuck, trying to remem- asking for pictures and autographs. ber the past to hold to our own stories, with not enough data to tell them correctly,” Miller concluded, Annelise Kloster can be contacted and thanked the audience. at Halfway through the program, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Anything that moves you, that motivates you to heal or to heal other people, I feel like, is poetry.” -T. MILLER WORLD POETRY SLAM FINALIST
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The Night Owl Cafe hosts a poetry slam featuring World Poetry Slam finalist, T. Miller, on Saturday night, November 1.
Bringing ‘Weight Watchers’ club to campus weighs heavy on the scale ANNA GLASSMAN
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about discounts and see about sub-
the person said. Late night Ramen noodles, popcorn and macaroni and cheese can lead to the notorious, “freshman 15.”
and said there would be access to E-tools and Weight Watchers online. Weight Watchers online tools are successful because of the way Weight Watchers focuses on losing weight, according to Drisdelle.
weight, such as going to the gym and trying to eat healthy, but managing those steps on a busy college Keene State College may soon bring a top-rated weight-loss system to the campus because of sophomore Jaime Drisdelle, who is in the process of creating an oncampus Weight Watchers club at the school. Drisdelle described her personal reasons for starting the club. “I am a life-time member of Weight Watchers, and I have currently lost thirty pounds since last year and kept it off, and I want to inspire people to get healthy,” Drisdelle said. Her journey to this point was not easy, however. According to Drisdelle, she attempted other diets that left her feeling miserable, and craving carbohydrates. “I was deprived, I was light -headed, I was just dreaming about carbs basically,” Drisdelle said. After her experience with other weight-loss plans, Drisdelle said, “I think that Weight Watchers is the best diet out there because you are not deprived.” However, the club has a long way to go before it comes to fruition. A Weight Watchers representative who asked to remain anony-
they measure the fat, carbs, protein you are not constantly counting calories,” Drisdelle said. Drisdelle said that unlike a lot of weight-loss programs, Weight Watchers is rewarding rather than depriving. “I am really into working out, I like how when you work out you get points back. Sometimes I get to the point where I have so many points left over, and I can eat higher points of food,” Drisdelle said. After people reach their weightloss goals, the focus is to maintain the weight loss while learning a lifestyle. “ And Weight Watchers is not just ERIN D’ALEO / EQUINOX STAFF about losing weight, it is also about maintaining and staying on track,” Drisdelle said. KSC student, Shannon Ridge, commented on how Weight Watchers could develop a way of life. -JAIME DRISDELLE “It’s not necessarily dieting, it’s KSC SOPHOMORE forming a better life style,” she said.
“Weight Watchers is not just about losing weight, it is also about maintaining and staying on track.”
mous said school administrators have to work with Weight Watch- together with the manager in your that it is possible to provide the ers managers to develop a plan for area to get a meeting started,” the club, free of charge, to students. the school. representative said. “Get a meeting started and see
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attracting students, and the quality of our curriculum, so it’s big league. It says you are prestigious. We are proud of ourselves, we are proud of our students, and it will help in getting jobs,” Fleeger said. “I think nursing is one of the greatest majors you can go with because you can branch off and do so many different things with a simple bachelor’s science degree,” Nelson said. Ernst agreed and said, “I think nursing is a wonderful profession, so that would be the one thing, is that they realize that it is a thriving, growing, developing profession and that there are lots of opportunities.” With the addition of accreditation, the simulation lab in Rhodes Hall and the progression of the program, students degrees. “So much has changed but it’s all for the better. It is tough— I am not going to lie—but I just always tell myself it is going to be so worth it. So, I would just really suggest it to anyone who has any doubts, just try it, and if you don’t like it then you don’t, but at least you tried,” Gosselin said.” Nicole Carrobis can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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land because it is one of the most British cities here, rich with amazing architecture and hundreds of shops and pubs. Although I am only a little more than a month into my Even though they speak English, there is quite a differexperience studying abroad in York, England, I already ence in the language and culture of England compared to know that this was the most important experience of my the U.S. that took some getting used to. life. Almost every building in this city seems to be older than the entire United States, making me realize how almost every single room anywhere in the U.S., where the young my home country really is compared to these European nations that have been thriving for centuries. The city of York is a very good place to experience Eng- ica to be very fascinating because of the combination of dif-
ferent cultures to create and combine as one. Being in an American Studies class here has been extremely interesting, hearing a European perspective on American history that I would not have heard back home. I hope to travel to a few different European countries within the next month or so since I will not likely get this opportunity to see so many places again. Living in Europe for an extended period of time has already changed me for the better, and I highly recommend it for anyone looking to broaden their perspective on the world.
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‘The Buried Life’ checks Keene State College off their bucket list SABRINA LAPOINTE
Equinox Staff Whether you have a mental list or a handwritten list, many people have considered what they want to accomplish before they die. It is commonly categorized under the term, “bucket list.” With the help of four young men from MTV’s hit television series, “The Buried Life,” people around In the show, four men have created a list of things they wish to accomplish most in life and attempt to make these dreams a reality. However, instead of every task they cross off their own list, they would help a stranger cross one off their own list. The process is documented on MTV. Keene State College will host two of the four men from the show on November 14 at 8 p.m. in the Mabel Brown Room. Jonnie Penn and Dave Lingwood will be on campus for a presentation. Their presentation will be a crowd-involved show, including some multimedia component, a lecture, question and answer time followed by photos and a signing at the conclusion. Director of Student Involvement, Jennifer Ferrell, described the event as a thoughtful pop culture lecture. She is in charge of all the logistics of the event. According to Ferrell, bringing this kind of presentation to campus will be something many stustart thinking about their life and what's important to them, and I think that's the coolest thing—is that
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Nursing student and senior Heather Gosselin stands outside of the Cheshire Medical Center where she previously had clinical experience.
Nursing program receives accreditation- makes big leaps towards development NICOLE CARROBIS
Equinox Staff Keene State College has a new nationally recognized program. The nursing program has received accreditation and can now continue to help students achieve more through their education at KSC. KSC senior and nursing student, Heather Gosselin, said she has experienced more than she imagined in the program. “Ever since I have been in this program… I always wanted to do maternity, and I was in maternity for the last six weeks. I got to see a live vaginal birth, and that was the most amazing thing,” she said. “If I wasn’t in the program, I never would have experienced that, and that day just brought it all together for me,” Gosselin continued. The nursing program has progressed and offers a wide range of experiences for its students. “We are just growing and just improving every step of the way, every bit of feedback we get we take to heart— improving in any way we can,” Assistant Nursing Professor, Kathleen Forrister, said. program begins in each spring semester of each nursing student’s junior year. Until that point, students take the required classes, working toward the major before beginning clinical, where students spend time in the hospital or similar health service environments. “It is a very integrative program. It deals with a lot of nutrition and additional science classes and kind of covers all the bases. We take languages and stuff, so it’s a well-rounded program,”
sophomore Bridgette Normandin said, “it’s also very tightly scheduled.” The work in clinical and at Cheshire Medical Center prepares prospective nurses in the program. Director of the Nursing at KSC, Mary-Ellen Fleeger, said, “You get realworld experience. Our students are prepared to work.” Junior nursing student, Gregory Nelson, is working at Cheshire Medical Center as a patient assistant. “I sit in with patients, do one-on-ones, and get a lot of good experience with the nurses that talk to me and explain to me what they are doing. It’s a nice experience that I have right now. It’s also nice to have a job to go to as a college student,” he said. Some nursing students agree that job security is an alluring aspect. CONTRIBUTED BY KATHLEEN FORRISTER “I think it’s a stable major to go into, Above is a representation of what the simulation lab may look like in Rhodes a pretty good chance of getting a job after college,” Normandin said. The same thought was echoed by Fleeger. “They can feel comfortable that they are going to get a job immediately and that they are well prepared to practice as a nurse, and I think it’s because they have so much clinical and the faculty, we are all credential so they get the best,” she said. The positivity continued as the nursing program obtained full accreditation. “Accreditation by CCNE [Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education] is a national recognition and indicates the program has exceeded the state requirements for a nursing program,” Fleeger said. “It was a leap of faith,” Forrister said about the program. Students and faculty had to wait a year to know whether or not accredita-
Hall. The sketch is from The Development and Future of the Nursing Lab and Simulation Center.
“So much has changed but it’s all for the better. It is tough—I am not going to lie—but I will always tell myself it is going to be so worth it.” -HEATHER GOSSELIN KSC SENIOR NURSING STUDENT
tion would be approved. “The new accreditation sets national standards that we can benchmark our successes against, so the CCNE national accreditation has accreditation standards that we strive to excel and meet those standards. So, it is a stamp of quality on the program, which is wonderful,” Nursing Professor Carolynn Ernst said. Fleeger described opportunities and
by this accreditation. “If you go on to graduate school, for example, our students are prepared to do that because we have national accreditation. Some states won’t let you take your registered nurse exam without it. This state [N.H.] doesn’t have that, but it is really good for us in terms of
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Aside from the excitement of being able to meet famous MTV stars, Ferrell said many KSC students will be able to relate to the event. cal areas are things that our students are interested in. We have such a nice campus culture, our students have a really enthusiastic and engaging feeling around things like community service, civic engagement, being good citizens and being involved, that I thought why not bring in something that makes stuFerrell’s student assistant, KSC junior Chelsea Harris, worked closely with Ferrell in picking these events. and speakers and they just kept coming to the top of my list,” Harris said. When deciding what types of events to bring to campus, Ferrell and Harris said they tried to consider the overall interest of the entire student population. According to Harris, they have received a great deal of positive feedback from students regarding their decision. Harris noted this amount of positive feedback does not happen often. Harris said typically there is some type of negativity, but this time she shared that the comments have been all positive. KSC sophomore, Lindsey Melanson, is familiar with the show and said that she is looking forward to attending the event. ability to bring things like this to us, it’s a really great opportunity. A lot of people from other schools Melanson also added that she believes the event will be well-attended because she has heard a lot of talk about students being excited to be a part of it. The importance of bringing this kind of event to campus, in the eyes of Ferrell, is for students to take a break from the commotion of their own lives and consider what is really valued in life. to help put into perspective what's important. We get so wrapped up in our day-to-day stuff that we don't step back and zoom out and look at the bigger picture and ask ‘why am I doing these things, what's important to me, what should I really be concerned Harris expressed high expectations for the event and said she hopes it “really causes students to stop “I hope it brings an overall good feeling, and just kind of the sense that you can step outside your said. Sabrina Lapointe can be contacted at email@example.com
Shack n’ Cheese sets up camp on Main Street DEANNA CARUSO
Equinox Staff cially opened up on Main Street in downtown Keene. Shack n’ Cheese, a bistro based off camp-inspired cuisine, was created by owners Kate Lynch and Jen Edes who grew up in the great outdoors. Both Lynch and Edes previously worked for Eastern Mountain
all along; to go back into the food industry we both grew up in. We always sort of had this dream of being back in the food industry and recently have made that happen,” Lynch said. To get their foot in the door, Lynch and Edes bought the Piazza Ice Cream Shop on Main Street in the spring to, “Get some experience in the food industry, [and] to get to understand the Keene market.” Lynch continued and said this experience helped them plan ahead.
“Then [we] saw the opportunity to expand the Piazza into Shack n’ Cheese,” Lynch said. Lynch explained the idea for the company’s name derived from the camping recipe and the shack refers to that camp, outdoor
much inspired by our career at EMS with the outdoor
favorite of ours, so that was clearly going to be driving the menu. Also watching the whole ice-cream process, we felt like that could translate the whole toppings concept with food,” Lynch said. lot of sense,” she said. Shack n’ Cheese provides customers with a do-itThe next step was to create a menu that appealed to yourself toppings station. This includes toppings such the eatery of the outdoors with a twist of an ice-cream inspired background. “The Shack n’ Cheese is very
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Dependence on electronics leads to sense of necessity rather than luxury REBECCA FARR
A&E Editor Then came cellular phones. Many may This evolution led society to believe that what was once, and for a long time, considAlexander Graham Bell invented and ered a luxury and convenience has turned patented the telephone in the 1870s. The While some might have considered that into a necessity. device was used for the transmission of phone “the best thing since sliced bread,” Director of the Counseling Center, speech. Time stood still for a while, until yet another technological improvement Brian Quigley, said that there is a “whole
body of literature starting to emerge about human’s use of technology.” the impacts and reasons people move toward technology, Quigley explained. “My thoughts on the reasons why people gravitate so immediately to tech-
Quigley said. Associate Professor of Health Science
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Candy Crush Saga lures in many players to get stuck like ‘jelly’ JENNICA MARTIN
dies into groups of three or more in order to clear the board and become successful. From my point of view, individuals are currently Orange, yellow, red, purple, blue and green candies becoming addicted to their phones and it’s no secret. start to burst. Adrenaline pumps through your body But recently, Candy Crush, the extremely popular smartphone game app, with similarities to Bejeweled, has become a newly found addiction among many stu- dents here at Keene State College.
game. For non-players or those who connect to Candy
their “addiction” to Candy Crush, didn’t want to share their thoughts. Are students embarrassed to admit to their addiction? The player is given the option to sign up for the
requests you may get. Senior Kristen Shea signed up to play Candy Crush times every day.” Shea, who is on level 78, found out
way to achieve more lives and advancements in the
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KSC student makes emotional connection with Hoda Kotb Recent concert experience leaves attendees “Phish-fried” REBECCA FARR
had of my dad, who had passed away December 26, 2011.
tied in my chest, not a beating heart.
from the GPS as my roommate, Andrea formed “women’s line” and started to Massachusetts on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. move closer to the door. We reached the atmosphere and a heavy sunlight glare. sent inside. Within the next set of doors stood ground the music of the band we were both so excited to see—Phish. curly hair and a massive smile across As our hour-and-a-half trip from Keene to Worcester was winding down, the anxious energy of excitement set in. show of a lifetime. “Arrived at,” the GPS exclaimed and you miss your section, then you can into “Phish mode.” » PHISH, B4 uated ourselves for the night. We began
month prior. cry in bed and that the speech wasn’t important.
speech by playing “Get Low” by the Ying Yang Twins and danced a little bit on stage, giving the crowd a good laugh and it also was the SHANNON FLYNN / SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
Hoda Kotb speaks to a large audience of college journalism students in New Orleans on Friday, Oct. 25 at the 2013 National College Media Convention.
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In this Oct. 22, 1962 file photo, U.S. President John F. Kennedy addresses the nation by television and radio from the Oval Office in Washington, announcing a U.S. naval blockade of Cuba. The Kennedy image, the “mystique” that attracts tourists and historians alike, did not begin with his presidency and is in no danger of ending 50 years after his death.
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THE BEAT OF THE WEEK Michelle Brahen Senior Exercise Science
“Lose Yourself” Eminem
Aaron Providence Senior Architecture
“Cocoa Butter Kisses”
Alexis Kissell Senior Architecture
“Riddle in Londontown” State Radio
“High Again” Hoodie Allen
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AssociAted Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama’s signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have informainto plot lines watched by millions. The aim is to produce compelling prime-time narratives that encourage Americans to enroll, especially the young and healthy, Hispanics and other key demographic groups needed to make the overhaul a success. “We know from research that when people watch tual,” said Martin Kaplan of the University of Southern California’s Norman Lear Center, which received the grant. The public typically gets as much, if not more, information about current events from favorite TV programs as mainstream news outlets, Kaplan said, so “people learn from these shows.” California Republican strategist Jonathan Wilcox, who has taught a course on politics and celebrity at USC, said the attempt to engage Hollywood was coming too would play into families’ decisions about health care. “This is an attempt to use entertainment pop culture as a partisan political message, no matter how cleverly it’s delivered.” Hollywood is known for supporting Democratic candidates and causes — Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are among a long list of celebrities who have made a pitch for the law — but there is no guarantee the entertainment industry will be in lockstep with the White House on health care. Just last week, a “South Park” episode was largely devoted to mocking a malfunctioning website billed as a “simple, integrated portal” for health services. When it’s being demonstrated for students, a laptop instead starts playing Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long (All Night).” About 16 percent of Americans are uninsured and surveys have shown many still know little or nothing about the health care law even though sign-ups for insurance have started. The challenge for the law’s supporters is to connect with the millions of Americans who for whatever reason haven’t paid attention. The 18-month grant, to the Lear Center’s Hollywood PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC GESUALDO / EQUINOX STAFF
about Candy Crush by word of mouth. “My friends were playing before me, ‘What are you playing?’ I’d ask, and that’s why I downloaded it.” “I would say I’m addicted,” Shea added. “My roommates all play. We’ll be watching a movie and I’ll look around and everyone is playing.” It seems as though Candy Crush has the power similar to other addictions, to dictate a person’s emotions. “It can be really stressful,” Shea said, “It makes me happy and excited when I beat a level and it makes me mad when I don’t.” Personally, I originally downloaded the game because I wanted to see just why all of my friends were glued to their phones. After downloading, I thought it was fun, but not something to spend all of my time on. After a while, I found that I was checking on how many lives I had many times throughout the day.
“I play so much. “I check up to ten times every day.” -KRISTEN SHEA KSC SENIOR IN REGARDS TO CANDY CRUSH GAME
However, I limited my time to play to the evenings so that I wasn’t distracted during the day when I had classes to attend or homework to complete.
some addictions individuals are vulnerable towards nowadays. “I should just delete it,” Shea said. It’s true that the addiction could be avoided by just deleting the app, through Facebook so if I needed any lifelines they but that can be half of the battle. were available. However, I didn’t want any help. I After making such progress, is it that easy to just knew what it was like to be on the receiving end of go ahead and delete the game? Just remember, the didn’t want to do that to others. Although some indi- you have one. viduals use the words pathetic, sad or irresponsible to describe playing Candy Crush all the time, I think that having this kind of addiction is far better than
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related depictions on prime-time and Spanish-language television. Since the grant money was provided so recently, no plot lines involving health care have been written. And them to get the facts. We don’t believe the government alone can break through with those facts,” said David Zingale, a California Endowment senior vice president. The grant announcement comes after the stumbling launch of the federal website where Americans shop for the health insurance they are required to have next year. The White House also has been forced to backtrack on vows that no one would lose their existing coverage and that anyone happy with their current insurance and doctor could keep them. Arthur Caplan, head of the division of medical ethics at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, said to have credibility, Hollywood must present the health care plan warts and all. “If there are drawbacks and glitches and discontent, that should be part of the presentations,” said Caplan, who supports the law. a place to have honest open discussion, wrinkles and all, will be closely watching to see if “Hollywood might be airbrushing the president’s core program, because they are close to the Democrats.” Hollywood can be a forceful shaper of style and public sentiment. A survey conducted several years ago for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation found that among those who said their feelings toward gays and lesbians had become more favorable, many said a contributing factor was seeing more gay and lesbian characters on TV and in movies. Vice President Joe Biden has credited the 1998-2006 TV sitcom “Will & Grace,” which featured a gay character, with doing “more to educate the public than almost anything anybody’s done so far.” But Hollywood sparkle doesn’t always get results. The Obama administration is facing questions about whether the U.S. is improperly — or even illegally — snooping on people at home and abroad. A recent video warning of the dangers of domestic spying and calling for an end to mass National Security Agency surveillance featured actor John Cusack, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and director Oliver Stone. The video’s impact is hard to measure, but questions linger about the surveillance practices. Zingale and Kaplan both stressed that the writers and producers remain solely in control of the content they create, with no strings from the endowment or the USC center, which select the health care experts and academics who will provide advice to them. Overall, the Los Angeles-based foundation expects to spend $130 million for advertisements and other enrollpresident, Robert K. Ross, is a member of the board of Covered California, the state-run insurance exchange set up under the new law. The center provides similar information for Hollywood writers on cancer, AIDS, climate change and other issues. “Public health is a common good. Public health is not a partisan issue,” Kaplan said. “America needs to be healthy. People need to have access to health care. That’s not a controversial statement.” Wilcox doesn’t believe Hollywood can make the health care law successful.
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walking, you will pass it eventually. We started our walk around the building’s personal roundabout and looked for our section sign. We passed sign after sign until we reached section 207. our eyes were captured by was the stage. The stage was set up with spots for the keyboard player and bass player on the lefthand side; lead vocalist and guitarist, percussionist and drummer located more in the middle and a bassist on the right-hand side. The stage was an aqua-blue color with a tint of violet and dark-green. The colors were still and remained primarily on the equipment placed on stage. Above the physical stage hung two masMulti-colored lights and smaller amplito further the light experience along with the sound. After fully comprehending the entirety of the stage, we found our seats. After a little while, the crowd began to too large for me to see in its entirety, but as I looked around, I began to notice that every seat was full. with people pushing and shoving to get to the front row. The lights began to dim and the audience anticipated the performance with utter excitement. The members of the band, drummer Jon Fishman, Trey Anastasio on lead vocals and guitar, bassist Mike Gordon, and keyboard player Page McConnell, took the stage. A single strum made the audience gleam with joy, then the opening song began, “Party Time.” A drum pattern began the song with the electric guitar and the bass was not far behind it. Full percussion is added and jammed on before Anastasio began the lyrics with background accompaniment.
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Phish performs in Atlantic City, New Jersey at Boardwalk Hall during Halloween weekend, 2013. The band will also perform throughout the weekend of New Year’s Eve, Dec. 28 through the 31, at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
“Party Time” slowly made transitions The colors would move from side to into song after song, melody after melody, side, hypnotizing each member it lit up. The break came to a halt as the lights began to done. dim again and the members retook the stage. The concert was split into two sections. “Drowned,” was the opener for the second set. The piece started with an Elton the second had nine. John-style piano melody that was slowly The lights that accompanied those tunes picked up by the drums and electric guitar. respectability. The piano melody stayed consistent in The members of the band jammed out They “blew everything out of the water.” the background of the song while the vocals, The array of rainbow colors played within drums, guitar and bass jammed separately make the song have an uplifting and overall on top of it. fun atmosphere to it. light and staying quite consistent. After about a minute, the song went
Review: Eminem explores Eminem on ‘MMLP2’ CHRIS TALBOTT
AssociAted Press Don’t be fooled: Eminem’s latest, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” is not a sequel to his gloriously unhinged 2000 rap masterpiece, “The Marshall Mathers LP,” as the title initially implies. Instead, it’s a summation of a mission statement, a revisitation of what the 41-year-old rapper has done best in 15 years at the center of the maelstrom that is pop culture. Unlike “Recovery,” his Grammy-winning 2010 comeback album where he laid bare his battles with drugs and depression and reclaimed his lyrical and commercial dominance, “MMLP2” is a return to a
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untangle in just a few listens. There are violent scenes, scatological jokes and the kind of moments that will continue to rile gay and women’s rights groups. But at mid-life, his most memorable songs are those in which he reveals what he’s learned over the years, whether in metaphor or open letter. It’s satisfying on every level — as a story, as poetry,
tracklist, but a little bit of overindulgence is forgivable. He’s at his best on the cuts that chop up chunky classic rock songs in unexpected and clever ways. First single “Berzerk” merged Billy Squier’s “The Stroke” with The Beastie Boys, a clue to what was to come. On “Rhyme or Reason” he delightfully employs
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Everything he’s done best is here, from noirish murder fantasies with devilish twists to big-chorus pop songs with moments of great humor, anger, fear,
meaning and insight into how Eminem views his own fame. Few in rap reach this complex level of artistry, and listening to it unfold when compared with the often monochromatic world of popular rap in 2013 makes it even more vital. Eminem has always been at his best on his storytelling songs, and opens “MMLP2” with one of his most meaningful. On “Bad Guy,” he revisits “Stan,” his song about fan obsession from the original “MMLP.” This time around, Eminem’s protagonist is Stan’s brother, Matthew, who’s playing out a revenge plot in which he turns all the rapper’s vitriol back on him. “I’m the nightmare you fell asleep in and woke up still in/ I’m your karma closing in with each stroke of a pen/ Perfect time to have some remorse to show for your sin/ No, it’s hopeless, I’m the denial that you’re hopelessly in.” Toward the end of “MMLP2,” Mathers stuns in another way, penning an apology to his mother, Debbie, the target of so much anger over his recording career. “Ma, I forgive you/ so does Nathan yo,” he raps on “Headlights,” featuring fun.’s Nate Ruess. “All you did, all you said, you did your best to raise us both.” There are lots of strong moments between these two revealing bookends. Sure, the album could have
back to only the piano, the original melody show came to a mind-blowing concluour ears heard at the beginning. The piece sion with the crazy and audience enthused, picked up to the dance tune we all fell in “Possum.” love with as the lyrics progressed. Between the lights and the music that The atmosphere of the second set was fried.” was more energetic, along with the band members. Haley Erdbrink can be contacted at Everyone was more concentrated on the email@example.com overall show, instead of the space they were listening to it in. The lights absolutely did not fail with
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This Sept. 10, 2010 file photo shows rapper Eminem performing at Yankee Stadium in New York.
The Zombies’ “Time of the Season” as a launching point as he channels Yoda and reminds us where he stands in the rap world: “So as long as I’m on the clock punchin’ this timecard, hip-hop ain’t dying on my watch.” ping and singing over Joe Walsh’s “Life’s Been Good,” turning it into a pro-Detroit anthem among other things. And that leads us right into arguably the mostanticipated song on the album, “Love Game,” featurThe two lay down verses so dense over a sample of Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders’ “Game of Love” that they’re dizzying and will take dozens of listens to tease out the meaning. One thing is immediately clear, though: Eminem is the only rapper to survive a guest appearance from the cutthroat Lamar. And really, what more do you need to know?
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LAX suspect’s family expresses sympathy to victims GEOFF MULVIHILL
An attorney for the family of Paul Ciancia said his relatives also expressed hope for the recovery of the other victims and regret PENNSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Relatives for the travel disruption caused by the of the suspect charged in last week’s Los attack on the nation’s third-busiest airport. Angeles airport shooting offered sympathy Family lawyer John Jordan read a brief statement outside the town hall in Pennswas killed, saying they were “shocked and ville, a working-class town near Wilmingnumbed” by the deadly rampage. ton, Del., where Ciancia grew up.
“Paul is our son and brother. We will conCiancia, a 23-year-old unemployed tinue to love him and care for him and sup- motorcycle mechanic, is accused of shooting his way past an airport checkpoint with Jordan said on the family’s behalf. The relatives, who had not spoken pub- bag. He was wounded in a shootout with licly before, said they were cooperating with airport police. the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Prosecutors have charged him with Jordan, who is also the town’s municipal judge, did not take questions. TSA screener Gerardo I. Hernandez and
committing violence at an international airport. In the Ciancia family’s neighborhood in New Jersey, stop signs at either end of the street were adorned with stickers advertising Infowars.com, a website that discusses many of the same anti-government ideas
Greece’s debt inspectors back amid austerity anger
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Violence in Iraq spikes, 12 dead after bombings, shootings SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — A double suicide bombing and other attacks killed 12 people in Iraq on Monday, passed a law laying the groundwork for next year’s parliamentary elections. Violence has spiked in Iraq since April, with the pace of killing reaching levels unseen since 2008. U.N. that at least 979 people, mostly civilians, were killed last month alone. The latest attacks came two days after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki returned from a trip to Washington ing the insurgency, including weapons and help with intelligence. President Barack Obama pledged Friday to help combat an increasingly active al-Qaida in Iraq but stopped short of announcing new commitments of the assistance alMaliki sought. Al-Maliki’s trip sparked criticism in Iraq, where he faces discontent from across the sectarian divide. Shiites are upset with his failure to provide security, and Sunnis are angry at their perceived secondclass citizen treatment. One of al-Maliki’s harshest crit-
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University students protest outside the Greek parliament against the government austerity measure affecting the education system, in central Athens Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. Greece’s largest labor union has called a new general strike for Nov. 6, in its latest attempt to halt spending cuts imposed as part of Greece’s 240 billion-euro ($325 billion) bailout agreements. DEREK GATOPOULOS
will require more austerity measures. EU Commission spokesman Simon O’Connor said the troika’s schedule was
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Inspectors from Greece’s bailout creditors have restarted to the EU late Friday. talks on spending reforms that the govern“This was information largely related to out any further blanket wage and pension for 2014, but also to other elements of the cuts, and accusing the negotiators of adopt- (bailout) program conditionality,” he told ing a “punitive approach.” reporters in Brussels. European Commission, the European Cen- ity measures can be implemented, arguing tral Bank, and the International Monetary they would be unproductive in an econFund will, start high-level meetings Tuesday. omy that is contracting for a sixth year and The sides are at odds over the size of a 2014 with unemployment near 28 percent. Unions budget gap and whether a plan to cover it are planning a general strike Wednesday,
approach never helps the situation. What grounded for three hours on that day. we need now is for our European partners Conservative Prime Minister Antonis to explicitly express their trust in Greece’s Samaras late Monday said Greece was ful- prospects,” Hadzidakis told a business conference. cover budget gaps without new blanket pay Greece has survived on international cuts for wage earners and pensioners. “There will be no budgetary gap, in our view, and the numbers will bear this out,” it near bankruptcy in 2010. It has pushed Samaras told private Mega television. through drastic spending cuts and tax hikes Development Minister Costis Hadzida- in return for a total of 240 billion euros ($324 kis said eurozone nations needed to express their solidarity toward Greece instead of After a month-long suspension, talks exerting more pressure. with creditors are aimed at resolving differ“This constant sense of doubt is very ences so Athens receives the next 1 billionnegative for the economy and a punitive euro ($1.35 billion) loan installment.
Norway tragedy: Three dead after hijacker attacks bus MARK LEWIS
AssociAted Press STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — A knife-wielding man hijacked a bus Monday in rural Norway and killed the driver and two passengers before he was detained by Police in Sogn and Fjordane county in western Norway gave few details about the suspect, but described him as a local resident originally from South Sudan. Police attorney Trine Erdal said the suspect was in his early 30s, not in his 50s as police had earlier reported. The motive for the stabbing rampage was not immediately clear. The victims were two men in their 50s — the Norwegian bus driver and a Swedish passenger — and a 19-year-old Norwegian woman, Erdal said. All had been stabbed. There were no other passengers on the bus, she said.
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arrive on what they thought was an accident scene, police said. He was later arrested by police and taken to a hospital for treatment of cuts but was not seriously injured, Norwegian news agency NTB reported. Oslo police said they called off the deployment of an anti-terror unit after receiving reports that the suspect had been arrested. The same bus route was attacked in 2003 when an Ethiopian man stabbed to death a bus driver, NTB said. He had earlier that day killed a Congolese asylum seeker at a refugee center. Multiple killings are rare in Norway, though the country was shocked by its worst peacetime AP PHOTO massacre two years ago when Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwe- Emergency personnel surround a helicopter near the site of a bus hijacking in Aardal, western Norway, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. A knife-wielding man on Monday hijacked a bus and killed three people on gian right-wing extremist, killed 77 board, including the bus driver, police said. The suspect, described as a man in his 50s, was arrested people in a bomb and gun rampage. after the attack in Sogn and Fjordane county, local police said.
Shiite cleric who is also trying to build an alliance with Sunni parties. According to the Iraqi media, Sadr criticized the trip to the country whose troops occupied Iraq from 2003 to 2011, playing on anti-American sentiment that remains strong in many communities. lashed back in an unusually harshly worded statement, recalling the human rights abuses of both Sunni insurgents and militias associated with the Sadrist movement. Sadr “has the right to exercise early electoral campaigning, but he should not belittle the Iraqis’ minds and memory... They also remember the control of (Sadr)’s militia that fostered murder, kidnapping and theft in Basra, Karbala, Baghdad and other provinces,” the statement said. In a statement issued on Monday, Iraq’s Vice President Khudeir alKhuzaie set April 30, 2014, as the date for the next national elections. Al-Maliki has not ruled out seeking a third term next year despite charges from opponents that his administration is a dictatorship in the making. In the evening, Iraq’s parliament passed legislation to govern those elections. It increased the number of seats to 328 from the current 325, but otherwise was little different than the previous elections law. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who met with al-Maliki in Washington last week, welcomed the passage of the legislation, saying the elections “give the Iraqi people an opportunity to choose the direction of their country.” “The compromises reached today demonstrate the strength of Iraq’s democratic institutions, even in the face of terrorism that seeks to heighten sectarian tension and proa statement. Meanwhile, a roadside bomb hit two civilian cars near the town of Taji some 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Baghdad, killing four and wounding three. Police said the road was often used by military convoys.
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written note found in his bag. There was no way to tell who put the stickers on the signs. Orange construction cones blocked the family’s long driveat the auto-body shop owned by Ciancia’s father, also named Paul. On Monday, the FBI revisited the suspect’s Los Angeles apartment — the same duplex that agents searched Friday. On the morning of the shooting, Ciancia entered his roommate’s room unannounced and asked to be driven to the airport, supporting a search warrant. The roommate agreed, taking the suspect to Terminal 3. The attack began minutes later. He told authorities he did not learn of the shooting until after returning to the apartment. On Monday, a man was escorted out of the apartment and drove away in a black Hyundai — the same type of car that authorities said was seen in surveillance video dropping offCiancia at the airport. The FBI would not identify the man or discuss the investigation. Neighbors say they remembered little or nothing about Ciancia. Some did not even recognize his photograph. Ciancia, who was shot four times before being subdued, remained in critical condition. He has not been scheduled to appear in court. Any appearance will depend on when his doctors say he’s ready, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. The TSA said the other two James Speer, 54, and Tony Grigsby, 36 — were released from the hospital. Grigsby read a statement outside his South Los Angeles home Monday, saying he was trying to help an elderly man get to safety when he was shot twice in the right foot. He fought back tears as he called Hernandez a wonderful person who will be missed. “Only now it has hit me that I will never see him again,” Grigsby said.
This photo provided by the FBI shows Paul Ciancia, 23. Ciancia carrying a note that said he wanted to “kill TSA” pulled a semiautomatic rifle from a bag and shot his way past a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 killing one Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding two others, authorities said.
Brian Ludmer, a high school teacher, also remained hospitalized. He has to undergo at least one more surgery on his leg and extensive physical therapy, hospicondition was upgraded from fair to good.
said Dan Stepenosky, superinSchool District. A bullet pierced the back of Ludmer’s right calf, shattering two bones and creating a 4-inch hole as it left his shin. The bullet also grazed his left leg as he was running. He was scheduled to undergo a second surgery Monday to implant a titanium rod into his leg because of the extreme damage. Stepenosky visited with Ludmer on Sunday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. With the metal rod, Ludmer joked that he would now have an even harder time getting through secu-
rity at the airport, the superintendent said. Two other people suffered injuries trying to evade the gunman but weren’t shot. TSA Administrator John S. Pistole said he’ll be taking another look at the relationship between his agency and airport police at LAX and across the country. But Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said at a news conference Monday afternoon that nothing is 100 percent. “This is our worst nightmare,” Gannon said. “People ask me, ‘What do you worry about being the airport police chief?’ This scenario is what would keep me up at night, but it’s also what we train for.” Gannon said Ciancia showed up with a bag looking like a normal traveler and there was nothing about him that would have raised suspicions: “Would he have raised the suspicion of a ably not.”
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Sox shave beards for charity KEN POWTAK
AssociAted Press World Series MVP David Ortiz and Boston Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino had their beards shaved for charity Marathon bombings in April. The “shave offs” occurred at Gillette’s world headquarters. The Boston company donated $100,000 to the One Fund, which is assisting victims and their families of the bombings on April 15. Three people were killed and over 260 injured near the
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pick for Seattle sharpshooter Ray Allen, there was more confusion than optimism. The team that was supposed to be building a core of promising young players just traded their high draft pick for a guy who turned 32 later in the month. But things changed when a mega-deal was announced that would land the Celtics superstar forward Kevin Garnett; now there was a clear picture of where the franchise was going, a genuine championship roster, a Big Three. Celtics showed they would be a defensive force behind assistant coach Tom Thibodeau’s revolutionary schemes and Garnett’s nightly intensity. The team routinely made opponents miserable, holding them to a league-low
Paul Pierce showed maturity by trans- legendary shoot-out between Paul Pierce (41 points) and LeBron James (45 points) while shots a night and having one of the most they guarded each other for the majority of - the game. ball-reference.com. The Celtics came from behind to put Journeymen James Posey and Eddie away the Detroit Pistons in game six and House endeared themselves to fans by vault into the NBA Finals to face their old giving the team productive minutes off the rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers. bench and partaking in goofy pregame rituThe series was hard-fought but never als during player introductions. quite in doubt, as the Celtics held at least a There was also the emergence of Rajon game advantage throughout. They added Rondo, Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Leon an exclamation point to the title-clinching Powe, who together entered the season with game six with a 39-point blowout in front of a combined two years of NBA experience. 18,624 celebrating fans. By the time the playoffs came along, the The Ranking team was 66-16, easily the best record in the The team was certainly fun to cheer for. league. But that didn’t mean things would The three stars complemented each other be easy for the Celtics in the Eastern Confer- off the court almost as well as they did on it. ence playoffs. Allen, the consummate professional, They didn’t win a road game until the was the least vocal—but then again sometimes it seemed Garnett did enough talking contests away from the TD Garden. for the entire team. That led to do-or-die game sevens Pierce had long ago won himself over to against the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland fans, and Powe (who exploded for 21 points Cavaliers, the latter of which proved to be a
rags-to-riches story-line. but those were a long 22 years for Celtics fans. The championship gap included the tragic deaths of Reggie Lewis and Len Bias, the failed tanking experiment for Tim Duncan, eight different head coaches and far too many Antoine Walker shimmyshakes. The 2008 season was the biggest turnaround (in terms of win totals) ever for an NBA team. The playoff run was spectacular, includvictory over the 1980s-nemesis Lakers only helped their case. The Lasting Image “Anything is possible!” –Kevin Garnett Stay tuned for parts 1-4 in coming weeks! Zach Winn can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ortiz, fresh off his third World Series title with the Red Sox, joked that it’s a perfect look for his offseason. “I’m going down south — some place warm,” he said. “I feel fresh. I’ve got to keep it real. It’s not that cold down there.” Sitting in one of two barber’s chairs to Ortiz’s right, Victorino appeared a bit shocked when he looked into a hand-held mirror and realized his beard and goatee were completely gone. “I’m a World Series champion and I look like I’m 12-years-old,” he said. Ortiz had his most of his beard shaved off, leaving only a goatee. “He’s a three-time champ and I’m a two-time champ, and he’s a little more tenured in the city than I am,” Victorino said. “It’s different look for me and some-
his fresh look. “My kids will be excited,” he said. “I don’t know if they’re going to recognize me when I walk in the door. My daughter was tugging on it last night and said, ‘When are you going to shave it?’ I didn’t want to let the secret out. She was still sleeping when I left this morning.” Ortiz couldn’t resist teasing his now fresh-faced teammate. going back to school?” Big Papi said. “Mine will grow very fast. I don’t think I’ll have any problems letting it grow. I don’t know about this guy.” Victorino said he’s hoping to grow a beard back by spring training. “It was a battle. We fought to get that beard,” Victorino said. man Mike Napoli encouraged teammates during spring training to grow beards in spring training, even teasing players who talked about shaving.
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SportS Editor This week’s Athlete of the Week is cross country standout, Samantha Goldsmith. Goldsmith led a pack of Keene State College runners that dominated the Little Eastern Conference championships on Saturday, Nov. 2. The sophomore has been strong all year,
Needless to say, KSC beat the second-place The win marked the teams unprecedented momentum going into next week’s ECAC’s. Our runner-up this week is women’s soccer forward, Hayley Kenyon. The senior started the week with a game winning assist -CATHERINE FALCONE KSC SENIOR ON HER A.C.L. INJURY
Kenyon added an assist in the ninth minute of the Lady Owls last game of the season just ending the regular season with a bang, scoring an unassisted goal in the second half to Nov. 2. Now the team starts the Little Eastern Conference tournament on Thursday, make a deep run. Our second runner-up is sophomore cross country star Ryan Brady. Like Goldsmith,
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result of the heavy lifting the team does early every year. Beyond the team said they should be strong in all of their individual events. After winning both the LEC and the New England
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KSC involves many people in an athlete’s rehab process: Athletic trainers, coaches, athletic training majors and the athletes themselves all have a say.
begins with the basics. If the injury occurs on the field, they check to make sure the athlete is responsive, breathing or bleeding. If the injury is not too serious, Merrow said the next step is athletic training majors are at most home games and to put the pieces together asking who, what, where, when practices. and how. “There was one certified athletic trainer and students. “If it’s bones or muscle the steps are complicated,” We evaluate the whole thing by ourselves,” Desrochers Merrow explained, the next step is to listen to the athlete said. and do orthopedic tests. According to Merrow, the process of injury evaluation Depending on the severity of the injury, the athletic
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trainers decide if the injury can be treated in-house or if it needs more serious medical attention. According to Ratliff, men’s and women’s basketball seem to have the most injuries out of any of the sports offered at KSC because of the constant contact of the sport. But, at least they know they will be in trained hands.
high. “[The LEC and NEC meets] are our two biggest goals, so we’ll try to go out there and do our best and try to win every event,” Shea said. Coach Fabian has another goal for his team. “Obviously we want kids to get to the postseason and the NCAA’s, but also we just want them to enjoy themselves,” Fabian said. Of course that’s easier to do when you’re wiping the floor with your opponents.
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Weiner also knows it takes fundamentals and simple play to beat opponents. “What you don’t want…is an athlete to have in their heads the headline ‘so-and-so fails, so-and-so hits ball out of bounds and we lose,’” Weiner said. “If you’re thinking that, you’re not going to be successful. Let’s just talk about fundamentals, how to do things right, and the team stuff will happen.” The team has been focusing heavily on improving their ball control and being a tougher team. Weiner preaches consistent defense and not giving away anything because of laziness. “We’ve been talking about playing tougher, more consistent defense, but more importantly, offensively, not giving away free points,” Weiner said. “Not hitting balls out-of-bounds just because.” Weiner also said that the team is ready to play and showcase what they’ve learned in the upcoming LEC tournament to advance them through the playoffs. “They know what’s in front of them,” Weiner said. “They are excited and that’s where we want to be this time of year, they have something that they can tangibly see, that they can believe they can do.” The goal for the playoffs among Weiner and the girls is quite simple, as Boyer puts it, “Win the whole thing.” Boyer said that this young team has never experienced something like the NCAA tournament, and it’s a learning experience they would all love. “The NCAA [tournament] is still something new for all of us, I don’t think anyone on our team has ever been,” Boyer said. FILE PHOTO / MICHELLE BERTHIAUME “So it’s something that we all want Forward Hayley Kenyon is one of the senior leaders of the team. Kenyon is fourth on the team with 13 points, while starting just over half of the Lady Owls games this season. time and see how far we can go.” Ray Waldron can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Patriots tally 55 points to trump Steelers HOWARD ULMAN
aSSociatEd PrESS Tom Brady struggled through started the second half with a near-record performance. Now, the New England Patriots have a bye to heal their ments in their suddenly surging offense. “It hasn’t all been pretty, but the wins are the most important thing,” Brady said after the Patriots rolled to a 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. “Being 7-2 and getting a chance to regroup and study ourselves a little bit and get healthy, hopefully get some guys back and see where we’re at.” Against a defense that let receivers get wide open for several long gains, Brady threw for 432 yards and the offense gained 610, both third-most in Patriots history. The 55 points tied for the Patriots and were the most ever allowed by the Steelers (2-6). “You re-evaluate everything,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said. “You have to after a performance like that and we will.” For the Patriots, it was a longawaited unveiling of an offense that was far less productive than the one that led the NFL in points and yards gained last season. They entered Sunday’s game ranked just 18th in total offense. But, with a career-high nine catches, Rob Gronkowski had the best of his three games since ering from surgeries on his left forearm and back. And the Patriots had a balanced offense with 197 yards rushing led by Stevan Ridley’s 115 yards and two touchdowns. “You throw it, they catch it, they run with it,” Brady said. “It makes a good day for a quarterback.” The Patriots hope that continues when they return to action with a game at Carolina on Nov. 18. forward,” wide receiver Julian Edelman said, “but there is a lot of stuff we have to take care of.”
After securing the two-seed, Lady Owls have their sights set on top ranked nemesis U-Mass Boston STEPHEN ARUILIO
Equinox Staff A record of 14-4-1 is allowing the sixth ranked women’s soccer team to expect to make some noise not only in the Little Eastern Conference tournament but the NCAA tournament as well. “We’ve had a great season, we’ve played well and we know we’re sitting in a good position right now,” head coach, Denise Lyons, said. Keene State College has secured the second seed in the LEC and will host a semifinal match-up at home November 7. If the University of Massachusetts Boston loses or ties against the LEC’s worst team, Rhode Island College, the Owls will take the top seed and host the tournament at KSC. “It’s a rewarding season, especially since we didn’t know how we were going to play with losing four of our key players to graduation, but we’ve come away with wins and capitalized on things and I think that’s been good,” senior back Kelsie Bailey said. With eight seniors on the Owls roster with experience and leadership qualities, Lyons thinks her squad is ready for the playoffs. “The seniors are hungry, they want to go to the NCAA [tournament],” Lyons said. “I think they’re ready to make that next step,
they’re very capable and excited.” “It would be awesome for us seniors to end our careers going to the NCAA,” Bailey said. The seniors have also showed up and led by example. Senior Jessica Berthiaume leads the Owls with 10 goals, 25 assists, 40 shots on goal and has started in every game this season. “Our coach says we should be at our peak towards the end of the season and I think we’re ready, we’ve been playing well, a couple downfalls here and there but we’ve all played together for four years,” Berthiaume said. “We know how each other play so there is no excuse.” Five of the eight seniors are in the top five in points this season for the Owls: Hayley Kenyon, Brittany Boscarino, Kara Pavlidis, and Kristen Huckins have all produced solid numbers for the team despite various injuries. “It’s pretty sweet, we’ve played so much better this year and there is so much potential on our team, it feels good to be in this position and I just hope for the best,” Berthiaume said. “With eight seniors this year, a lot of girls who have been around for a while and know what if feels like to not make it and get so close,” Bailey said. “Knowing that feeling and wanting to go for it, I think this is one of the best teams we’ve had and I think we
could [go far in the NCAA tournament].” Women’s soccer hasn’t been in the NCAA tournament since 2004, when they lost against Middlebury 2-0 in the second round. However before they think about matchups for the NCAA, the Owls are preparing themselves for a rematch against rivals University of Massachusetts Boston in the LEC, and the team agrees the Beacons are the team to beat. “Not only because they beat us this year, but because they also beat us last year, so it’s more of revenge. We always get so hyped to play them, we let it get away from us,” Berthiaume said. The Owls have lost to U-Mass Boston three times in a row dating back to last year, including two shutout losses, 3-0 and 5-0, in 2012. With their team surging and only losing by one (3-2) against the Beacons this year, the Owls think U-Mass Boston can be beaten. “We’re a different team now if we get matched up with them. They’re beatable; we had some key players out that are back now,” Lyons said, referring to Huckins and Kenyon missing this year’s U-Mass Boston game. “I’m not nervous to play them, I’m actually excited, it’s always hard to beat the same team twice in one season, so if we’re drawn against them I think we’ll do good. They’re a very strong team but on any given day anyone can
beat anyone,” Lyons said. Their top goal would be to shut down the LEC-leading scorer, Krista Ledin, who has 29 goals in 18 games and leads the LEC in almost every category besides assists. Ledin also put two in against the Owls in the 3-2 victory for the Beacons October 19. “We didn’t capitalize on things that we should have, if we make it that far against the LEC we’ll have to capitalize on every opportunity and every shot in order to win and clinch the conference,” Bailey said. Having Bailey back on defense to rely on is crucial for the Owls since she is a four-year starter who has played in almost every game since her freshman year. Alongside her has been Jennifer Wilson, Marissa Costello and D-II transfer Maggie Grayson. Keeper Torrie Crenson, who has been lights out all year with a 0.97 goals against average, 72 saves (.800 save percentage), six shutouts and 14 wins, should be no different when the pressure is on. “I think we need to come out hard the whole time, but we can’t let the hype get to us,” Berthiaume said. Stephen Aruilio can be contacted at email@example.com
Boston Red Sox take game six to secure their third title in ten seasons MICHAEL MELIA STEVE PEOPLES
became a unit, and they turned around and won a World Series,” said Clowery, who has three friends who lost limbs in the blast. “I’m For fans, players and politi- proud of those guys and happy for cal leaders who celebrated the Red those guys.” Sox’s World Series title with cries On Wednesday night, after the of “Boston Strong,” the champion- Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6, thousands of fans season that was shadowed nearly from the start by the April bomb- line. It was a quieter scene Thursings at the Boston Marathon. The morning after he cheered the blue and yellow line painted the victory inside Fenway Park, Ed permanently on Boylston Street and Carlson returned Thursday to the people periodically stopped on the sidewalk to offer a solemn tribute. months earlier, 20 minutes before Carlson, who took in the scene the bombs went off, and then had with his 17-year-old daughter, wore a new Red Sox World Series Chamthe ensuing chaos. pions baseball hat along with the “It was quite a year,” said Carl- same blue and yellow marathon son, 51, of Princeton, Mass. “To be at jacket he wore to every Sox game the marathon and then to be there he attended over the season. At for the World Series — I still tear up Wednesday night’s game, he had thinking about it.” his marathon medal in his pocket. The success of the Red Sox, who thing,” he said. a year ago, became a welcome surHis daughter, Maggie, still prise and eventually a symbol of remembers the fear she felt the day resilience for a city recovering from of the bombing. the twin bombings that killed three “It was just scary. Very scary. My people and wounded more than 260. dad was running,” she said. “We Jarrod Clowery, a carpenter were torn apart by this. And we from Stoneham, Mass., who suf- were able to come back and win fered severe burn and shrapnel the World Series. It just shows how injuries in the April 15 bombings, resilient we are.” said he was inspired by the Red Sox, Buddy Shoemaker, 35, of Gilford, who began bonding in spring train- N.H., was two blocks away when ing over their beards. the second bomb exploded. Police “No one gave them a chance after told him and his 13-year-old son to that season last year ... but they run. He returned to the scene for started growing those beards, they
From left to right: Daniel Nava, Clay Buchholz, Matt Thornton and John Lackey celebrate during the parade on Saturday, Nov. 2, on the Charles River in Boston.
wearing a new World Series cap and sweatshirt purchased at the game the night before. “It hit too close to home,” he said of the bombing, tears in his eyes. everything full circle.” The Red Sox embraced the idea of “Boston Strong” from the beginning, with players wearing a logo of it on their left sleeves and a giant “B Strong” logo mowed into Fenway’s postseason run, and players said
they wanted to honor those affected by the attacks. “First and foremost, to all the Marathon victims, this one’s for you!” tweeted Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, who won two World Series game. After the deciding game, 10 arrests were made in the city, mostly for disorderly conduct, prosecutors said. There were no reports of serious damage but at least one car was overturned. Celebrations turned destructive at several college cam-
puses in New Hampshire and sachusetts said 15 people — all but one of them students — were arrested after thousands gathered on the Amherst campus following the Red Sox win. A duck boat parade was set for Saturday morning in Boston to celebrate the championship. The route will take the players from Fenway Park and down Boylston Street before going on to the Charles River. “We needed this,” said Mark Porcaro of Boston.
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Volleyball rolling as LEC tourney nears RAY WALDRON
Equinox Staff As they gear up for the Little Eastern Conference tournament, the women’s volleyball team has nothing Now 18-12 overall, the players said they have grown up and understand what it means to play together as a team. Sophomore hitter, Kaitlin Boyer, saw defensive struggles last year but said a youthful group was a major source of those struggles. “I think defense was really one of our weaknesses, but now that we’re getting to know each other more, I feel like it [the defensive problems] was just the team being young,” Boyer said. “But now we’re sophomores, we know each other, we’re comfortable playing with each other, and that helps a lot because you want to be comfortable playing with who you’re next to,” she continued. Fellow sophomore hitter, Angela Silveri, echoed those statements. “It was hard last year because the whole team was basically freshmen,” Silveri explained. “So, it was really hard knowing what the person next to you would do on the court. Now that we’re really close and that we know each other, it’s a lot easier.” Playing together as a unit has certainly helped this team, as they are now 5-1 in their conference and are Head coach Bob Weiner acknowledged the unity on the team and credits their two upperclassmen with
“We’ve got two juniors who play a lot, and they’ve been great, and they more or less split the duties of leadership. Sammy Dormio is our on-thecourt leader,” Weiner said. “Samantha Branning takes care of all of the details. Things get done because Sam Branning is on top of BRIAN CANTORE / PHOTO sive year.” Sophomore hitter, Angela Silveri, spikes the ball in a recent home match against Southern Maine on
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the attitudes of some of the best players. “It’s really pleasant because we all, as coaches in every sport, have to deal with the ‘stud factor’, where someone believes rightly or wrongly that they
are the best player on the team, and needs to be treated as such, and we don’t have that,” Weiner said. Losing to the University of Massachusetts Boston last year in the tournament is also giving the team a bit
of a spark to power them through the playoffs. “It’s a team [U-Mass Boston] that
lost on Boyer. “We know that it’s possible to beat them if we play our game,” Boyer said. “It’s just overcomand we were that close,” Weiner ing our own mental issues.“ lamented. “This year’s group believes » VOLLEYBALL, B9
Lady Owls say confidence is key to early success in the pool ZACH WINN
October 26, a win Fabian admitted he didn’t expect. “We thought the women would be close, we hadn’t had any times yet and Roger Williams looked good,” The women’s swim team is off to a fast start this Fabian said. “Roger Williams had gotten some of the season. kids we were recruiting this offseason so we were a “We’re hoping for a great season and a great Little little worried.” Eastern Conference meet,” head coach Jack Fabian Junior Taylor DaSilva said hosting the dual-meet said. “We’ve got a great culture here and great girls.” gave the team an advantage. So far, the team hasn’t disappointed. They started “They had to come here, which was nice because it the season by blowing Bridgewater State and Roger was on our turf,” DaSilva explained. Williams University out of the water at home on Their next meet was on November 1 against Divi-
sion I Boston College. Going against a team two divisions higher than them and twice the size, the Lady “We ended up losing [the Boston College meet], but their D-one so I think we did well,” junior Cait-
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Social MEdia dirEctor After a player sustains an injury, there comes a complex process focused on getting the athlete back into the game. Unlike some schools, Keene State College offers their athletes the opportunity to have an athletic trainer present at their practices and home games. The college has four certified athletic trainers that work for the school as well as students studying in the athletic training program to help the injured athletes. “We have four full-time athletic trainers and we have a good relationship with Cheshire Medical, with the orthopedic surgeons,” John Ratliff, the director of athletics at KSC, said. Jesse Lacroix, a sophomore on the KSC men’s basketball team, is out for the upcoming season. According to Lacroix, he tore his labrum in his hip and had surgery. “Watching them play is tough. I still go to everything though,” Lacroix said. In order to get himself healthy and back on the court, Lacroix must finish his rehabilitation process. Lacroix said this process includes a warm-up on the stationary bike to exercise his hip, strength training for his legs and ice baths. “There’s so many other people there to help you. The athletic trainers work specifically to help you get healthy,” Lacroix said. In high school, Lacroix said he only had the help of his coaches when injuries occurred. Now, he is able to have athletic trainers present at most of his practices and home games in case of injuries. One of Lacroix’s teammates, freshman Nick Fragola, has been out of practice due to two stress fractures he sustained on his left shin. According to Fragola, overworking in practice caused the stress fractures.
“I should be back after Christmas break,” Fragola said. Fragola also said his rehabilitation process includes “working with the trainers, massage therapy and icing everyday.” When he originally felt the pain in his knee, Fragola told the trainers what was wrong, and after examining him they sent him to the hospital for x-rays. “They were a really good help with the process,” Fragola said. Catherine Falcone, a KSC senior on the women’s soccer team, described the athletic trainers as “extremely helpful” whenever she has been injured. Falcone has had several surgeries on her knee after tearing her ACL multiple times. According to Falcone, the rehab process for her injuries on average are six to eight months. “The hardest part is the first two weeks when you’re bedridden. You lose all nerve reception to your leg. It’s impossible to move,” Falcone said. Falcone is also an athletic training major at KSC, and she said she gets to work with injured players as well. She said the athletes have a lot of control with the injury process beyond the time span for returning what is given to them. Robert Merrow, the clinical associate professor and head athletic trainer at KSC agreed. Merrow said the athletes have a “strong input” with the injury process. Jordan Desrochers, an athletic training major at KSC, said it is harder to diagnose an athlete’s injury when they are not present. “If you don’t see [the injury], it is harder to figure out what it is,” Desrochers said. According to Desrochers, freshman year the athletic trainers are not allowed to touch any players. “We filled up cups of water and walked around,” Desrochers said. By junior year, the
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Counting down ‘titletown’s’ top five teams ZACH WINN
going in.” team all year. our team and working hard throughout practice, knowing it’s going to bring you somewhere in the end,” Shea said. team captains, seniors Stephanie Murray and Nicole Rutigliano. DaSilva said the captains have been great this year. “They’ve done really well, we know they’re there for us, and they’re always there directing us and getting us ready for meets,” DaSilva said. “They’ve done a great job.” With only four seniors on this year’s roster, most people would assume immaturity was an issue. DaSilva, however, thinks the team’s mind-set has improved since last season. “I feel like we’re more goal-oriented, we got together and set goals for ourselves collectively and we’ve been more focused,” DaSilva said. “Last year we had a couple bumps in the road, but we lived and learned and we’re more focused in and out of the pool this year.” Coach Fabian, who has worked with his captains to help guide the mindset of his team, agreed with DaSilva’s assessment. “I think they’re more mature, we had a large freshman class last year and it usually takes kids a while to decide if they want to devote themselves to swimming, and they’re so committed,” Fabian said. “They’re talented kids, the culture is different because their operating up a level in terms of how they’re approaching the season. They’re making
Junior Diana Pimer warms down after a race last season. Pimer was a big part of the team’s dominant first meet this season, winning three events overall on October 26.
KSC’s injury healing process helps athletes get back to form
Fabian admitted that his team’s relay starts needed some work, but also noted that could be a
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You may have heard the statistic by now: the Boston area has witnessed eight championships since 2001. This kind of unprecedented success puts Boston sports fans in a the opportunity to compare them. Boston media personalities have been understandably hesitant to rank each championship team lest they diminmentary, I’m going to attempt to objectively order the top “best” champions. Each week I will break down a different championship team using some basic criteria that I’ve developed. features players who are easier to root for than others. Sometimes, that is because they’re humble (Zdeno Chara), sometimes it is because they’re cocky (Dustin Pedroia), but this category is looking at how much a fan would’ve enjoyed these teams if they weren’t from Boston. The second component I will be ranking is the historical impact of the title. The Patriots second title in three years 86. There are some champions that were in a better position to change the overall view of the franchise than others. The third factor is the championship run that each team went on. Sweeping every playoff round is less dramatic than gutting out game sevens on the way to a title, and these rankings will account for that as well. Now that I’ve established ground rules, let’s get started The Recap It’s easy to forget how hopeless things were for the Celtics on draft night in 2007. Coming off a 24-win season, all pick. When general manager Danny Ainge traded that
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