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CAMPUS Freshmen survive first semester in college SAFETY report Â log
Week of: Jan. 21 Monday, Â January Â 21 12:17 Â p.m. Â Spaulding Â Gym: Â Medical Â emergency. Â Seizures. 2:56 Â p.m. Â Carle Â Hall: Â Possible Â 706 Â [marijuana]. Â 6:06 Â p.m. Â Monadnock Â Hall: Â 706 Â [marijuana] call. 8:07 Â p.m. Â Holloway Â Hall: Â 706 Â [marijuana] call. No residents involved 10:43 Â p.m. Â Holloway Â Hall: Â 706 Â [marijuana] call. Tuesday, Â January Â 22 1:43 Â p.m. Â Blake Â St.:Theft Â of Â sorority Â signs.
â€œWith a semester under their belt, freshmen now know what to expect for this spring semester.â€?
9:57 Â p.m. Â Monadnock Â Hall: Â 706 Â [marijuana]. Thursday, Â April Â 24
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9:44 Â p.m. Â Carle Â Hall: Â 706 Â [marijuana]. 10:29 Â p.m. Â Randall Â Hall: Â 706 Â [marijuana]. 11:03 Â p.m. Â Randall Â Hall: Â Intoxicated Â male. 11:17 Â p.m. Â Holloway Â Hall: Â Noise Â complaints. Friday, Â January Â 25 12:24 Â a.m. Â Carle Â Hall: Â 706 Â [marijuana]. 1:43 Â a.m. Â Holloway Â Hall: Â 706 Â [marijuana]. 4:18 Â a.m. Â Holloway Â Hall: Â Noise Â complaints. 11:29 Â p.m. Â Holloway Â Hall: Â Possible Â 706 Â [marijuana]. Saturday, Â January Â 26 12:55 Â a.m. Â One Â Butler Â Court: Â Intoxicated Â subject. Â 1.50 Â a.m. Â Holloway Â Hall: Â Intoxicated Â subject. 5:43 Â a.m. Â Carle Â Hall: Â Call Â from Â a Â student Â about Â an Â unwanted Â person Â that Â was Â trying Â to Â make Â entry Â into Â her Â room. Â 8:42 Â a.m. Â Fiske Â Parking Â Lot: Â Subject Â sleeping Â in Â a Â car. Â The Â car Â engine Â is Â running. 11:51 Â a.m. Â Appian Â way: Â Vehicle Â driving Â down Â Appian Â way. Â Â Saturday, Â January Â 27 12:59 Â a.m. Â Monadnock Â Hall: Â Intoxicated Â female. Â 1:01 Â a.m. Â One Â Butler Â Court: Â Intoxicated Â subject. 8:15 Â a.m. Â Carle Â Hall: Â Subject Â asking Â to Â be Â taken Â to Â the Â hos-Â pital. 8:31 Â a.m. Â Ponside Â One: Â Medical Â emergency. Â Female Â with Â a Â knee Â injury.
First-year students share experiences and expectations MICHAEL WOODWORTH
EQUINOX STAFF After spending one semester at college away from their parents, freshmen seem to KDYH HYHU\WKLQJ Ă€JXUHG RXW 7KH\ NQRZ what to expect when they attend class, they start to get in the loop about what is happening on the weekends and they donâ€™t feel so small anymore. â€œIf I stay focused [this semester], Iâ€™ll do really well like last semester,â€? freshman Paige $JUHVWL VDLG $IWHU VSHQGLQJ KHU Ă€UVW VHPHVter at college, she said that she realized she needed to better manage her time between doing homework and hanging out during the week and weekends. She added that she wants to have more time to read for pleasure this semester. â€œI hope to bring my grades up a little bit,â€? freshman Julia McNamara commented. She explained that she didnâ€™t get to go to many campus events last semester such as the sporting events and some hosted by the Social Activities Council. She added that she wants to get her G.P.A. up and to have more group activities with her hall in Holloway, one of the freshmen residence halls on campus. Although the excitement of living in a college campus seems to amuse many young students, there are some students who feel OLNHWKH\GRQÂˇWĂ€WDQGHQGXSOHDYLQJIRUGLI-
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â€œShe really cares about the campus and the students,â€? he said. â€œSome of the responsibilities involved in being the student body president are being the voice of the 5,000 students who go to Keene State College,â€? Williams said. Other responsibilities include going to several meetings, speaking on various subjects concerning students and the campus, going to Senate and Student Assembly, as well as co-chairing the events committee of Student Government, which puts on events like Pumpkin Lobotomy and the carnival in the Spring. As far as the new president, Williams said everyone goes about the position in a different way. â€œI think I went hardcore into it, my focus was policies. My focus was advocating for the students,â€? she said. â€œOne expectation is that the new president remembers each and every student on this campus is important.â€? Kelly Welch, a sophomore and the vice president before Williams stepped down, will now be rising to the position of the new student body president. â€œIt feels great,â€? Welch said about her new title. â€œI joined student government last year looking to get
ferent reasons. Chelsea Harris, a Resident Assistant in Holloway Hall, had two students leave prior to the start of this spring semester. She explained that one dropped out mid-semester around November while the other one didnâ€™t return for this semester. Harris explained that the student who dropped out mid-semester wasnâ€™t ready for what college was. She added that the student didnâ€™t think high school prepared them well enough for college. For the student not returning, Harris commented that college wasnâ€™t what they expected both academically and socially. Harris added that the student was used to being around people she knew well and wasnâ€™t fully ready for the transition of basically not knowing anyone at all. Director of Admission, Peg Richmond, said there are many different reasons for a student to drop-out or transfer. According to Richmond, students may have struggled with the academic requirements, discovered another opportunity elsewhere, been unable to meet the cost or just never made the adjustment. â€œItâ€™s not the end of the world if they donâ€™t Ă€QGWKHULJKWSODFHÂľ5LFKPRQGVDLG With a semester under their belt, freshmen know what to experience this spring semester. Agresti said she expects a lot of work in
her ITW (Introduction to Thinking and Writing) and in her sociology class. She is an early childhood education major. Although college is known to be fun time for most, one of the hardest things is to transition from being at home and surrounded by family to being at school without. â€œItâ€™s nice being independent, but I miss my family,â€? McNamara said. She also commented that she misses her twin brother and sister who are currently in second grade. â€œItâ€™s hard missing some of their childhood,â€? she confessed. The exact number of students who dropped out or transferred prior to this spring semester will be available after 30 days from the start of the semester, according to Cathy Turrentine, director of Institutional Research. In an email response, she explained WKDWWKHĂ€OHVDUHÂ´IUR]HQÂľXQWLOWKHODVWZHHN of February. 5LFKPRQG H[SODLQHG WKDW WKH Ă€OHV DUH frozen because Institutional Research has to KDYH DQ RIĂ€FLDO KHDGFRXQW DQG ZKHQ WKH add-drop period ends, the numbers will stop FKDQJLQJDQGEHFRPHĂ€QDO5LFKPRQGDGGHG that they canâ€™t count the number of students during this period because they are always dropping out of classes and adding different ones and it is too hard to manage. Richmond also added that for a student to be added in WKHRIĂ€FLDOKHDGFRXQWWKH\KDYHWRÂ´EHUHJ-
istered for a class regardless of the number of credits.â€? Full-time, part-time, continuing education, graduate and many other students like WKHVH DUH DGGHG LQWR WKH RIĂ€FLDO FRXQW 5LFKmond explained. Another aspect of the head count is that these students are matriculated. â€œYou applied for and were admitted into a degree program with the goal of getting a degree from Keene State [College],â€? Richmond commented. For the Fall 2012 semester, Admission admitted 4956 students out of the 6315 that applied, according to Richmond. Of that just under 5000 mark, only 26 percent enrolled for the semester. Admissions currently has over 4600 applications to look over for the fall of 2013. The number of applicants has been slowly declined over the years though, according to Richmond. â€œWe have seen a decline in applications. That is due largely to the demographics,â€? Richmond said. She added that the department knew 10 years ago that the number of applications declined, but that there was nothing they could do to combat it. â€œThere are fewer kids applying to college because their are fewer kids out there,â€? Richmond concluded.
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involved. I ran for vice president last year and it was a lot of fun. Iâ€™m excited and shocked because becoming president happened so fast.â€? Welch said she had planned on running for president next year, but sheâ€™s looking forward to being able to start early. Striffolino said typically the role of student body president is a junior or a senior. â€œUsually a person whoâ€™s been on the campus long enough to make contacts and how to get things accomplished,â€? he said. â€œThereâ€™s a certain level of conĂ€GHQFH WKH SHUVRQ QHHGV WR KDYH Depends on the person, not necessarily the age.â€? Striffolino said his role as her advisor is to help her work through some of the issues she may have. Â´,ÂˇP GHĂ€QLWHO\ KRSLQJ WR VHUYH the students more. I want to hear what they like about the campus and also hear about what I can do to improve the campus,â€? Welch said. Striffolino said Welch was interested and that it was a big step, but
heâ€™s looking forward to working sense to a studentâ€™s developmental with her. needs and learning outcome.â€? â€œItâ€™s stepping in, getting your â€œKeene State [College] will feet wet,â€? he said. â€œThe challenge always hold a special place in my LVWU\LQJWRĂ€JXUHRXWKRZWRZRUN heart because itâ€™s shown me what I with your peers. Getting your love, â€œ Williams said. fellow students to move along with â€œI donâ€™t want the students to you and how to meet their needs, think Iâ€™m not doing this because DQG WKH JURXSÂˇV QHHGV LV GLIĂ€FXOW I canâ€™t do it. Iâ€™m not doing this Itâ€™s a lot of relationship building.â€? because I did it. There comes a time Welch said that Williams was when other people need a shot and able to show her the ropes of being show the school what theyâ€™re made the student body president and she of. I made my mark. I made it before will continue to this semester. my time was over.â€? â€œKatelyn told me sheâ€™s there for â€œI think the campus values stume, sheâ€™s a role model, and I can dent leadership and theyâ€™re full talk to her if I need anything,â€? she partners in college mechanics and said. getting things done,â€? Striffolino Being a sophomore, Welch said said. being the voice of the campus is Welch said she wants to be there nerve-wracking but also exciting. for the student body and she would â€œItâ€™s a challenge and I will rise to like to get as much done as she can. the occasion and I will do whatever â€œIâ€™m really looking forward to this ,FDQWRIXOĂ€OOWKHUROHÂľ semester.â€? Williams said her time on this campus is coming to a close, but she Whitney Cyr can be contacted at doesnâ€™t â€œregret anything,â€? she said. firstname.lastname@example.org â€œI donâ€™t regret any choice Iâ€™ve made. If I could go back, I would try to help the judicial system make
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Snow takes over KARINA BARRIGA ALBRING
NEWS EDITOR Just as laptops and highlighters are necessary for a semester at school, snow boots and wool hats are a must for KSC students. Together with their best wishes for the spring, the community unpacked its winter gear and JUHHWHGWKHĂ€UVWVQRZIDOORIWKH semester. The bright autumn days in the college are long time gone. After a snow-free week, Ă XII\ IRXU LQFKHV RI VQRZ FRYered the campus on Monday. Students had diverse feelings towards that snow. Like the vast majority of students, freshman Matthew Currie was born in the heart of New England. From Manchester, N.H., Currie said as he child he enjoyed snow, but not any more. â€œSnow makes it very inconvenient to go around.â€? Senior Bonnie Chalmers lives off campus. â€œI hate it! I drive at like 15 mph. I donâ€™t have snow tiresâ€?, Chalmers said. 6RPH RWKHU VWXGHQWV Ă€QG snow beautiful. Sophomore Ashley Perrault said, â€œIt is very nice. The only thing I do is leave a bit earlier to class because it is harder go around campus.â€?
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Michael Bloomberg said, â€œSome people say dumb things and some say stupid things. Guns kill people. They donâ€™t belong in schools.â€? New Hampshire State Rep. and retired KSC political science professor, Chuck Weed said he disagrees strongly with his â€œright wing colleaguesâ€? suggesWLRQWRKDYHWHDFKHUVFDUU\Ă€UHDUPV â€œI donâ€™t think the answer is to militarize schools. The more guns we have out there, the more gun-related deaths we will have. The people that say that this happening in schools because they are gun free zones are really mixing up cause and effect,â€? Weed said. According to Weed, in the state of New Hampshire, it is illegal to carry a gun in a school. Regarding universities, he said, â€œIt is a very sensible policy of the University System of New Hampshire.â€? In Washington D.C., President Obama and Vice President, Joe Biden presented a plan that includes efforts to improve mental health care, school psychological and counseling system, law enforcement, school security and the federal background check system, in order to prevent future shootings in schools. For the NRA, it comes down to arming the correct individuals. LaPierre said, â€œThe only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.â€? For Psychology Associate Professor at KSC, Larry Welkowitz, the NRA CEOâ€™s explanation is â€œnonsense.â€? Welkowitz said, â€œIf you are a psychologist, or even a college student, you know it is not as simple as some people are evil and some are good. There is a big middle ground.â€? Welkowitz explained, â€œMany times they are not bad people. They are people who are confused, that didnâ€™t get the support they needed, and they make really bad decisions that hurt others.â€? Weed said he considers arming schools a potential for disaster. â€œKids will continue to be immature and unstable and not thinking about the consequences of their actions well into the future. As long as they have access to their parentsâ€™ guns, now their teachersâ€™ guns and to ZKHUHYHU WKH\ FDQ Ă€QG JXQV LW >VKRRWings] will probably happen.â€? According to Weed, the NRA proSRVDO UHĂ HFWV DQ LQGLYLGXDOLVWLF Â´WDNH care of yourself behavior.â€? He said, â€œI wish that we all trusted each other a little more and I think the society could be arranged in many different ways to increase the trust of the people rather than to increase the distrust.â€? For him, here is where community efforts in promoting social change come into the discussion. â€œRather than to be building gated communities and hiding behind them, we need to start increasing the incentive for mental health care, counseling, mentoring programs,â€? Weed expressed. He said he believes â€œKSC has gone a long way to provide the community with alternative dispute resolutions, counseling opportunities, addressing potential suicidal behavior. I think this community cares.â€? Figuring what would have happened in Sandy Hook Elementary if armed teachers and 20-year-old Adam Lanza would have encountered in a face-to-face shooting seems like a tough puzzle to solve. Would a teacher have been able to UHVSRQGWR/DQ]DÂˇV%XVKPDVWHUULĂ H" But what if Lanza wouldnâ€™t have had his momâ€™s guns in his possession that PRUQLQJLQ1HZWRZQ&RQQ"
For more about Newtown shooting see page A10. For more about gun control see the Equinoxâ€™s editorial on page A4.
â€œI remember slowly moving around the aisle thinking he could shoot me if I looked at him.â€? -Â CAL MERCHANT CAMPUS CONVENIENCE CASHIER
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KPD reported that the individual who robbed the convenience store may have been responsible for the other two robberies registered in Keene the first week of January.
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the man went to grab the rest of the money, his gun fell out onto the counter. He grabbed the gun and the money and ran off. Merchant added, â€œI remember slowly moving around the aisle with my head down thinking he could shoot me if I looked at him. For a moment, I thought of putting my hands up. Iâ€™ve never been around a gun in a violent situation like that. I looked up slightly and saw him run towards the bike path. The store owner called 911, and the police were here within 90 seconds.â€? Aside from the robberies, several burglaries have occurred at
off-campus student houses during Thanksgiving break and the winter intersession. Junior Emily Ferlo who is moving off campus next year said, â€œI donâ€™t think I will be as safe as ZRXOG EH RQ FDPSXV , ZLOO GHĂ€nitely lock my doors whenever I am in the house and when I leave the house. The area where I am living is somewhat off the beaten path, and I am concerned about more crime there.â€? According to the New Hampshire Center for Public Policyâ€™s 2011 report, Keene is ranked third in the state for property crimes. Corbett stated the reason why we have a higher crime rate is the size of Keene. She said, â€œWe are one of the bigger cities in the area.
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times that they were basically unhappy with the meal plan; that they would like to be able to come into the dining commons any time they like,â€? Quirinale said. In the past, Quirinale has worked for The University of Vermont as an Operations Manager, and at Plattsburgh State as General Manager. He said both schools had similar dining plans and they worked successfully. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of freedom with this type of plan because it means that the student can come in at any time for just a glass of milk or a bagel or a cup of coffeeâ€?, Quirinale said. He explained that, â€œThe idea of a resident dining facility is all you care to eat while youâ€™re there, and when you limit that to a certain amount of meals LWV YHU\ FRQĂ€QLQJ EHFDXVH WKHQ \RXÂˇUH tempted to eat a lot and take advantage of everything you can while youâ€™re there.â€? Rebecca Briggs, KSCâ€™s registered dietitian, said she thinks some students might overindulge just because they can, or want to feel like theyâ€™re maximizing their meal
If you look at Keene, there is nothing else around us of our size. The population in Keene triples every day because people are coming in to work at local businesses, shop or going to eat. When you add the college, the population is even greater.â€? Corbett added, â€œKeene State [College] students contribute to the property crime rate both as victims and perpetrators. There is more criminal mischief and vandalisms because of college students as well as burglaries over school breaks.â€? According to Corbett, over the past year, there have been 115 burglaries (22 KSC related), 11 robberies (3 KSC related), 350 thefts (15 KSC related) and 395 incidents of
plan. The expert said she believes the majority of KSC students will use it appropriately to snack when they need to and consume full meals when they have the time. â€œI know that from conversations Iâ€™ve been involved with, if you were to compare our meal plan value to other campuses that truly there is a tremendous value that Keene State [College] students get,â€? Briggs said. â€œCollege students are super busy and the convenience of being able to grab a little something when you need is probably going to be a big selling point,â€? she added. Freshman James Attridge, who currently has a 12 meal plan, said with the Unlimited Plan becoming available he might consider upgrading. He said thereâ€™s been times when his friends were going to eat but he had already used all his swipes, and unlimLWHG DFFHVV ZRXOG EH EHQHĂ€FLDO IRU VRFLDO interactions among students in addition to the increased access to the food. The second meal plan option getting a makeover will be the smallHVW ,W ZLOO FKDQJH IURP Ă€YH PHDOV per week to 120 meals per semester, which is equal to eight meals per week.
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The students can use these meals at any time they want throughout the semester. For instance if a student were to go home for the weekend or be away from campus for any period of time, the unused meals wouldnâ€™t expire Saturday night as they do under current plans. That student would be able to redeem the meals at any point in the semester, and if they hadnâ€™t made use of every one by the end of the fall, they would roll over into the spring. The 120 meal plan will cost $1,074, or $1,114 with $40 worth of Meal Plan Dollars. Additionally if students run out of meals, they can purchase more in blocks of 40. The 120 meals per semester will be a little less expensive per meal than the 5 meal plan. However, now the least expensive plan available will be over a thousand dollars, whereas the 5 meals per week currently costs $561 per semester. However, for some students itâ€™s not the cost but the payment method thatâ€™s the problem. Commuter student Mylynda *LOO VDLG GHVSLWH EHLQJ RQ FDPSXV Ă€YH days a week she decided not to purchase a meal plan because it makes more economical sense for her to purchase food
â€œThe convenience of being able to grab a little something when you need is probably going to be a big selling point .â€?
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vandalism (40 KSC related). Corbett commented, â€œWe donâ€™t have any statistics saying so, but a majority of the time, people are XQGHU WKH LQĂ XHQFH GXULQJ EXUglaries. Usually, people committing burglaries have some sort of drug issue and they are trying to JHW WKHLU Ă€[ 7KH\ VWHDO IRU QHFHVsity.â€? Junior David Draper also took notice of the criminal activity over the break. He said, â€œI still feel really safe on campus. Campus Safety and the Keene Police do as good of a job as they can. Before WKHVH LQFLGHQWV QRWKLQJ VLJQLĂ€cant has happened over the past two years Iâ€™ve been here, so my feelings on safety at the college havenâ€™t changed.â€?
Senior Nicole Mayotte stated, Â´,WZDVGHĂ€QLWHO\VFDU\ZKHQ,JRW the call from campus safety over the break telling me what happened. It even made me a little nervous to come back to school. At the same time, people have to realize that these things can happen anywhere, and there is always a possibility of something going wrong.â€? Although Keeneâ€™s property crime rate is high within the state, the New Hampshire Center for Public Policyâ€™s 2011 report indicates that New Hampshire has the fourth lowest crime rate in the nation. Matt Schwartz can be contated at email@example.com
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day by day rather than dropping over $1,000 up front at the start of the semester. According to the University of New Hampshireâ€™s website, students pay $1,837 per semester for an anytime meal plan with no dining dollars (compared to $1,559 at KSC). Next fall if a KSC student with the Ultimate Meal Plan were to eat three times per day every day, each meal would cost $4.90. Quirinale said, â€œI challenge anybody to go anywhere in Keene, or anywhere for that matter, and pay $4.90 and get all you care to eat; itâ€™s pretty astounding.â€? He added you canâ€™t buy a complete breakfast at Dunkinâ€™ Donuts for that price, or a lunch at McDonalds, never mind having the freedom to get seconds. Eric Walker can be contacted at ewalker@ keene-equinox.com
â€œAre Â you Â looking Â forward Â to Â the Â spring Â concert Â (Chris Â Young)? Â Why Â or Â why Â not? Â
Mitch Mitchell Senior American Studies
Jake Pastor Sophomore Architecture
â€œNo, because it is not Umphrey McGee.â€?
â€œI donâ€™t really like country music. Iâ€™d rather have underground hip hop like Jurassics.â€?
Amy Van Auken Sophomore Undeclared
â€œYes because it is a different genre than what they usually get.â€?
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Matthew Lynn Junior Psychology
â€œâ€˜Yeah, Iâ€™m looking forward to it. They are switching it up this year.â€?
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Arming professors doesnâ€™t change the law
Everyone wants students to feel safe in school. Students want to know that there are people ready to help protect them if something ever happened. But just because we want to feel protected doesnâ€™t mean we feel comfortable with our professors carrying loaded guns around campus. The problem at hand is that it is already too easy for young, unstable and dangerous people to access guns and then go out and do harm, including the easy access many \RXQJLQGLYLGXDOVKDYHLQWKHLURZQKRPHV7KHZD\WRĂ€[ this problem is not by putting more guns in schools. Yes, college students understand why their professor is armed, EXW KRZ GR \RX H[SODLQ WKDW WR D Ă€YH \HDU ROG ZKR KDV never seen a gun in real life before? Obviously, there is always the chance that a professor would go against their duty and harm someone with their gun, but for the most part, we know professors wouldnâ€™t hurt us. But what happens when a shooter busts into a class, UXQVRXWRIDPPRDQGTXLWHFRLQFLGHQWDOO\Ă€QGVDORDGHG gun on a teacher in that classroom? Now that student can simply continue on the quest for taking innocent lives. Weâ€™re not saying that itâ€™s the sheer fact of having guns present that makes the problem, so please donâ€™t mention the ole â€œguns donâ€™t kill people, people kill peopleâ€? slogan. People who use a gun can kill people. Letâ€™s face it, the government is not going to ban guns, but it shouldnâ€™t start arming everyone either. The point this is coming to is that why does every American need to have the opportunity to own almost any kind of gun for almost any reason at all? They donâ€™t. The Equinox is not saying we have the perfect answer for gun regulation or safety, but it is our opinion that arming our professors and thereby placing more guns in schools will not solve the problem. We should look at our state laws and see what could be changed so that gun dealers know more about the individuals they are selling their weapons to. The problem with arming teachers is that it still doesnâ€™t solve the problem that there are numerous ways for the wrong people to gain possession of guns. Itâ€™s more than a matter of â€˜theyâ€™re trying to take away our guns,â€™ or â€˜they just want more guns.â€™ Extending the process time for purchasing a gun, or changing the age require- STAFF COMMENTARY ment may just be some easier ways of sifting out the psycho killers from the citizens just looking to practice their aim. When Lance Armstrong agreed to a â€œno holds Then again, what are they planning on aiming at?
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EDUUHGQRFRQGLWLRQVDQGDQRSHQĂ€HOGÂľLQWHUview with Oprah Winfrey, the news spread like ZLOGĂ€UH+LVQDPHFRXSOHGZLWKWKHZRUGÂ´GLVgracedâ€? made headlines across the globe, and reports asserted that he was going to come clean and confess to doping during his cycling career. He admitted that he could not have won seven consecutive Tour de France races without blood transfusions and performance enhancing drugs. Fans and cancer survivors alike have been up in arms about the ordeal; they are hurt that they have fallen for such deceit from their role model. Somehow, as much as I donâ€™t want to be, Iâ€™m okay with it. But not all of it. Listen. I know very little about the sport. But performance enhancing drugs are anything but new to the world of athletics. Armstrong does QRWQHHGWREHFUXFLĂ€HGPRUHWKDQDQ\ERG\HOVH The man is human. Everybody has made questionable judgement calls. What was most incredible, however, was that everything his accusers claimed was true, yet he had the audacity to openly defy them.
He went on public tirades criticizing his friends-turned-foes, sometimes going as far as suing them. â€œI was a bully,â€? he professed. â€œItâ€™s a major Ă DZ ,WÂˇV D JX\ ZKR H[SHFWHG WR JHW HYHU\WKLQJ he wanted, and control every outcome. Itâ€™s inexcusable.â€? Bully? I think â€œaggressive tormentorâ€? would be more accurate. This man was so high on his fame and blinded by this idea of the perfect life he wanted to lead. He was pompous, arrogant, and incredibly daring with his actions. It seemed as if he was starting to believe his own lies. He wanted to believe as much as the next guy that he was never taking any drugs. If he had told the truth from the get-go, most would have gotten over it in a short period of time. But rolling lies into a exponentially growing snowball for over six years didnâ€™t help Armstrongâ€™s case. Not only did he embarrass himself and lose a great number of people in his life, but his family is also dealing with humiliation. Theyâ€™ve defended him for so long, not wanting to believe
the accusations thrown at him. His oldest son, 13, stood up to his classmates who pestered him about his father. Lance was his shining idol; of course he would never do drugs. Should he have been stripped of his Tour de France titles? Absolutely. Should he give the Olympic medal back? Yes. Does he deserve all of his sponsors leaving him? You bet your bottom dollar. But not for doping and taking drugs. This all should have been the result of his cowardly and pompous acts towards his former colleagues, friends, and sponsors; that is why this has taken an extreme toll on those involved. While the apology and confession are long overdue, it is better late than never. Armstrong is now living by the mantra â€œThe truth will set you free,â€? which could not be anymore true in this situation. If he is at peace with himself after his confession, let him be. If this isnâ€™t his rock bottom, Iâ€™m not sure what is. But from the way itâ€™s looking, LWÂˇVDOORYHU7KHWUXWKĂ€QDOO\VHWKLPIUHH Kattey Ortiz can be contacted at email@example.com
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Have a slumlord landlord?
Tips and tricks for avoiding the pitfalls of a shady landlord before they happen If you have ever had to deal with a bad landlord, youâ€™ll know where Iâ€™m coming from. But if you have not, Iâ€™m about to provide you with the tools you need to protect yourself from whatever awful tactic your landlord may try to pull on you. You may be wondering what exactly gives me the credibility to write about such a topic. Well to be honest, I had to deal with a bad landlord last year and just in the last So I started researching small claims month or so, I was miraculously able to get court online. I thought if I could threaten my security deposit back from him. The bad him with taking him to court, maybe he news is that since I didnâ€™t take precautions, would give me my money, and I wouldnâ€™t my old landlord put me in the negatives in my bank account by the hundreds when even have to go to court! Sure enough it he was stunningly able to cash one of my worked, but not in that exact way. I found his home phone number and checks twice. Yes I know that is impossible, his wife actually picked up the phone. I and I know itâ€™s against the law, but believe was polite in telling her who I was and the me it happened. agreement I had with her husband. She said /HW PH H[SODLQ :KHQ , Ă€UVW PRYHG LQ he would contact me in the next day or two I assumed my landlord would be prompt and cash my checks at the beginning of to discuss things. The very next day she the month (who doesnâ€™t want money?). But dropped off my security deposit and a $20 I was very wrong. My old landlord would â€œinterestâ€? bonus. 7KLVPRPHQWGHĂ€QHVWKHDZIXOWKLQJVKH wait weeks, usually months before cashing did as a landlord. He thought he was going a check. I wouldnâ€™t even know what month to get away without paying me $620 and it was from. That was only the beginning. Once prob- without his wife knowing. Donâ€™t let people lems started happening and I would try like this take advantage of you. Start proto get a hold of him, he would never call tecting yourself early so problems like this me back. Let me say that again. He would wonâ€™t happen. 7KHĂ€UVWWKLQJ\RXVKRXOGGRLVWDNHWKH never call me back. Iâ€™ve met this guy once signed lease and make copies for each one in my whole life. My roommates told me I of your roommates. You never know if you had a better chance of getting a hold of him through text messages at night. Sure enough will have to take your landlord to small claims court, and without a copy of your that helped establish some connection. By the end of that school year, my land- OHDVH\RXPD\KDYHDGLIĂ€FXOWWLPHSURYLQJ lord had told me (over the phone) that I your case. You may think your landlord seems would be able to get my full security deposit QLFHDQGKHOSIXOWKHĂ€UVWFRXSOHWLPHV\RX back. This past summer went by, and no secu- meet them. Iâ€™ve been shown a bunch of ULW\ GHSRVLW %XW , Ă€JXUHG WKHUH ZHUH GDP- apartments and houses, and all the landages from my other roommates that needed lords were peachy. They seem helpful in WR EH Ă€[HG SOXV FOHDQLQJ VR KH ZRXOGQÂˇW the beginning usually because not much have much money to spare, or so I thought. is going on and there are no problems yet. So I thought I would give him a couple But as time goes along, their true colors will months to start getting some money from begin to show and you have to be ready. $QRWKHUJRRGĂ€UVWVWHSLVWREX\FKHFNV the new tenants before I started asking for that come with duplicates. For the instance my money again. By the end of October, he wasnâ€™t return- where my old landlord cashed a check twice, ing any of my calls or text messages, and it I could have used the duplicate from my checkbook to show that I only wrote that was time to take some serious action.
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one check. Otherwise, whoâ€™s to say I didnâ€™t write him two checks for the same amount? I would have been able to use that duplicate to prove to the bank what he did, and I would not have had to pay the bank back for the overdraft and negative money. Besides having backups for all your checks, itâ€™s also important to write the rent month and year on each check. This will help your landlord and you from getting confused as to which months you have paid or not. And the second your next monthâ€™s rent check is in the mail, assume it is good as cashed! Seriously, donâ€™t wait for your landlord to cash it and see it pop up in your online banking. Keep a checkbook and write down that there was a withdrawal. If you mentally try to remember how much money you would still have if he had just cashed it, you may forget, so may he, and then two months down the road will cash two checks at a time, and you donâ€™t have enough money in your account to cover it...which is a problem. If you write down that the money has already been withdrawn, then you wonâ€™t have to worry if there is enough money in your account or not. Now if you take all theses steps, I promise you will have a much easier time keeping your rent checks and money in order. I, of course, did not take such measures before ,VWDUWHGOLYLQJLQP\Ă€UVWRIIFDPSXVKRPH junior year. But donâ€™t be a typical, uninformed, know-it-all underclassman like I was. Be a smart, prepared and strong tenant who isnâ€™t afraid to call their landlordâ€™s wife. Lindsey Arceci can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org EMMA CONTIC / GRAPHICS EDITOR
Personal space bubble popped by Coming to a draw on a solution for gun control +VUÂť[JVTWSL[LS`IHUHZZH\S[YPĂ…LZI\[OH]L compact campus living at KSC [OLTYLN\SH[LK[VZOVV[PUNZP[LZ^OLYL[OL Maybe itâ€™s because Iâ€™m a Leo, prone to being territorial, or perhaps in essence, it actually is preposterous to expect students to live on top of each other. It is the newly established singles in my Owlâ€™s Nest hall that reassure my sanity. The idea of compact living is present all over the world. In city apartments, there are simply stacks upon stacks of people living extremely close to one another. I understand the necessity of it when I consider our over-populated world; however, it doesnâ€™t freak me out any less. What I have found to be far more stressful about compact living though is not that you are constantly surrounded, above, below and on either side by people- it is within that structure that an individual does not have any personal space. Is this something our generation and those to follow will have to become accustomed to as the world population skyrockets? In general, why is personal space important? As human beings, we are social creatures who establish identity through interpersonal communication, needing others to understand ourselves and comprehend reality. However, there is a lot more to being a human than social interactions. Personal space is a natural part of our behavior. Note how there is a certain distance you stand away from someone in line, or how even shaking hands is considered somewhat intimate. Personal space is practiced constantly and effortlessly (unless it is violated). In an article entitled â€œBrain Region 'HĂ€QHV 3HUVRQDO 6SDFHÂľ E\ 'U 5LFN 1DXHUW on Psychcentral.com, apparently recent studies have begun to associate the desire for personal space to the amygdala- the region of the brain known to process strong negative emotions such as discomfort, anger and fear. Researchers know that monkeys with amygdala lesions prefer to stay in closer proximity to other monkeys and humans than healthy monkeys. Additionally, our individual consciousnesses thrive on personal hobbies, knowledge, perspective and the things that go on in our heads; all higher forms of activities and thinking that are void of other people. Therefore, in a college setting where students are expected to round their education, how is one supposed to further develop their consciousness when there is nowhere for them to go and be alone? Honestly tell me, how are we as students
suppose to fully concentrate on our school work when there is someone in the same room with us, doing other things andâ€Ś I just lost my train of thought because my roommate distracted me by suddenly playing something on her computer. True, true, luckily enough our campus provides many facilities where one can go to study. Yet they are all public places. So while you are trying to work, you are FRQVWDQWO\ FRQĂ€QHG E\ LQWHUIHUHQFHV IURP those around. I relate this lack of personal living space to being sort of like a commune. No privacy and nowhere to cry. Is our world really so crowded that we think itâ€™s the norm to not have any privacy? I suppose that nowadays everyone does forgo it on Facebook, and whatever-and I forgot that pretty much everywhere you go you are under surveillance from a store or lamppost camera. So I guess it really is radical to ask for a room to myself where I can concentrate on my thoughts without being disturbed by whatever tomfoolery is happening everywhere. No, but seriously come on. Being in the position of dorm dwelling student means you cannot really cook, which means you have to go to a giant crowded cafeteria for all your meals. It means when you shower you have to feel the jerk of your water every time someRQHĂ XVKHV,WPHDQV\RXPLJKWKDYHWROLVWHQ to your neighbors, or even worse, maybe your roommates having sex. If not just generic screaming from the drunk boys from who-knows-where while you might be trying to sleep. I donâ€™t think itâ€™s unreasonable to, in this position, ask for personal space. Yes, OK, youâ€™re thinking, â€œYouâ€™ve got a problem with it? Get a single!â€? First of all, there is a limited amount. Secondly, the point I am trying to get across is that itâ€™s incredibly weird that everyone is going along with this delusion that no privacy is the norm ideology. Is this a result of evolution altering our human condition to meet the needs of an over populated planet that is still growing? Or is this just college? Elissa Fredeen can be contacted at email@example.com
In the last month, CNN became more unbearable and Facebook statuses became more obnoxious than usual. No issue has divided the United States more in the last month than gun control in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school. Without question it has SURYRNHG Ă€UP VWDQFHV RQ ERWK VLGHV RQ what is the best way to handle guns in our country. The main aspect of the current gun FRQWURO GHEDWH LV DURXQG DVVDXOW ULĂ HV because of the role they played in Newtown and the shooting in the Aurora, Colo. movie theater. Anti-gun groups ZRXOG DUJXH WR EDQ DVVDXOW ULĂ HV DQG our government needs to regulate guns in general. Many conservatives would DUJXH WKDW EDQQLQJ DVVDXOW ULĂ HV ZRXOG infringe on the Second Amendment, place the guns in the hands of criminals, and that the best way to safety would be to increase gun ownership of citizens so they can protect themselves. As one who has never lived in moderation, this is one time I can see a grey zone through this problem. See while Iâ€™m QRWDQ15$1DWLRQDO5LĂ H$VVRFLDWLRQ enthusiast, I know through history and the War on Drugs tells us that prohibition is a terrible response to human impulses. 6RDÂ´EDQÂľRQDVVDXOWULĂ HVRUDXWRPDWLF weapons isnâ€™t going to stop people from getting them or killing people. It could create a black market which will make DVVDXOW ULĂ HV FKHDSHU HDVLHU DQG PRUH accessible to children. My anti-gun friends bring up other countries such as Australia. John Howard, the former Australian prime minister, recently wrote an op-ed in the New York Times about banning assault ULĂ HVLQWKHPLGÂˇV7KH$XVWUDOLDQJRYernment got rid of the assault weapons WKURXJK EX\LQJ WKH DVVDXOW ULĂ HV IURP their people and then prohibiting them. Their violent crime rate plummeted and remains lower than ours. Thatâ€™s a great point, but itâ€™s tricky to apply another countries social problems to our own. Howard conceded this in his op-ed by acknowledging Australiaâ€™s differences compared to America. Our constitution grants the right to bear arms and the Bill of Rights doesnâ€™t grant lawmakers as much power over individual rights as opposed to Australia. Howard also points out our bloody history, writing, â€œAfter all Britain granted us nationhood peacefully; The United States had to Ă€JKW IRU LWÂľ +H DOVR DFNQRZOHGJHG WKH power the NRA has in our politics. But
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KSC students grieve for friends, classmates, neighbors and Sandy Hook JULIE CONLON
STUDENT LIFE EDITOR Liz Anderson remembers Adam Lanza. â€œI heard the name and saw the picture and I said, â€˜I used to walk the halls with that kid.â€™â€? The morning of Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where approximately 700 children were enrolled. Newtown father Carl Angelovicâ€™s daughter attends Sandy Hook but wasnâ€™t in class that Friday. His cousin, however, was in Victoria Sotoâ€™s classroom. $WDSSUR[LPDWHO\DP$QJHORYLFÂˇVQHSKHZĂ HG Sotoâ€™s classroom where six of his peers were murdered. The boy told Angelovic he remembers brushing against Lanzaâ€™s body as he left the room. By evening the same day, eight little boys, 12 girls, ten adults and the mother of Adam Lanza perished in WKHTXLHWWRZQRI1HZWRZQ&RQQ2IĂ€FLDOVDW'DQEXU\ Hospital anticipated the arrival of victims. Only three would arrive.
â€œNo one was really able to move on because everywhere you looked people were printing the kidsâ€™ pictures out and sticking them all over the place. Twentysix of everything. Everywhere you looked, there was 26 of something.â€? -ÂLIZ ANDERSON KSC JUNIOR
Twenty-six lives were lost; a nation began to grieve. Anderson, a Keene State College junior, remembered Lanza from middle school and high school growing up in Newtown. â€œI went to school with the shooter,â€? Anderson stated. â€œI graduated with him. He was just that quiet kid who was really off to himself. Imagine that quiet kid you graduated with doing something like this.â€? On Dec. 14, Newtown was breaking news. December 15, 16, and the days that followed, through Christmas and into the new year, Sandy Hook Elementary
was breaking news. Today, itâ€™s not. But for many KSC students, those â€œ26 angelsâ€? remain breaking news because tragedy struck their home. Senior Alison Cederbaum lives in Trumbull, Conn. Cederbaum said her close location to Newtown made the event that much more real. Cederbaum said she can QDPHHDFKRIWKHSHULVKHGOHDGLQJKHUWRUHĂ HFWRQ Columbine and Virginia Tech. Cederbaum admitted she could not name a single victim from those shootings.
Trumbull is 559 miles from Blacksburg, Va, the town which boasts home to Virginia Tech. Trumbull is 15 miles from Newtown. â€œItâ€™s not that I didnâ€™t care about Columbine,â€? she said, â€œBut I had more of an interest in this. Think about Virginia Tech. I couldnâ€™t tell you half the victimsâ€™ names or half the victimsâ€™ stories, but because my town was so close I care so much about this.â€? Though still a subject of the evening news, Cederbaum said Sandy Hook has become â€œold newsâ€? to KSC
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Seniors reminisce as the countdown begins
Only one hundred nights left before they throw their caps RYAN GLAVEY
ADMINISTRATIVE EXECUTIVE EDITOR Like the unpleasant sound of a morning alarm, the 2013 spring semester has begun with a wake up call to all seniors entering WKHLUĂ€QDOVHPHVWHUDWFROOHJH As time runs down for seniors at Keene State College, it awakens feelings of excitement and reminiscence as the end of a chapter in their lives. However, for many more it creates stress and dread about completing everything to graduate on time and simultaneously prepare a plan for post-college life. As tempting as it can be to fall victim to â€œsenioritisâ€? and coast through their last semester, several students are committed WRKLWWLQJWKHERRNVDQGĂ€QLVKLQJWKHLUDFDdemic careers at KSC strongly. â€œItâ€™s about academics,â€? senior communications major Jon Wallace said. â€œIâ€™ve had a lot of years here to connect with my peers.â€? Wallace said he wants to balance work and play, and knows he has the support group to do both this semester.
â€œSenior year is what you make it. Itâ€™s about being able to manage your time to still be able to enjoy the year and keeps your friends along the way.â€? -ÂBRIDGET LOVE KSC SENIOR
â€œI have my group of friends, so Iâ€™m not worried about that,â€? Wallace said. Nevertheless, it can be a challenge to maintain a social life when students are forced to barricade themselves in the library to meet the expectations of their classes. Senior Bridget Love said she is already feeling overwhelmed with her workload. Love is a double major in Holocaust and genocide studies and sociology.
â€œIâ€™m mainly concerned with having enough time to do all my work, I wish there were more hours in a 24-hour day,â€? Love joked. Love said as an orientation leader at KSC she tells freshmen to take their early semesters as a time to dip into different electives. This can give underclassmen a chance to explore what the college has to offer and ultimately discover what they really want to study if they initially came to KSC unsure. Conversely, Love said now looking back she probably would have done it the other way around. â€œI wish I had jumped into my majors earlier so I could use this time to take some electives,â€? Love commented. Love explained that sheâ€™s currently balancing completing her double major with working at the Cohen Center in the Mason Library and being a lifeguard at the Spaulding Gymnasium pool, along with other commitments. â€œSenior year is what you make it,â€? Love stated. â€œItâ€™s about being able to manage your time to still be able to enjoy the year
and keep your friends along the way.â€? Love said sheâ€™s been able to do this by combining the two. â€œI usually hang out with my friends when Iâ€™m at the library,â€? Love explained. She said she enjoys her time studying at the library better with her friends there with her. This is one way for students to dedicate to their studies as well as socialize. While some students will depart from KSC with their degree in hand and strike out to make their way in the â€œreal world,â€? others will be leaving KSC but not academia. Several students are using their remaining time as undergraduates to prepare themselves for graduate school to obtain a KLJKHUGHJUHHLQWKHLUĂ€HOGV Senior biology major Deena Snoke said in addition to keeping up her grades she is using her time to prepare for graduate school interviews as she pursues her Ph.D. â€œIâ€™m just trying to power through and leave on a good note,â€? Snoke commented. Snoke said she wouldnâ€™t change anything about her experience at KSC, but does still have some things she wants to do
before she leaves Keene. â€œThere are still a lot of bars I havenâ€™t gone to, I havenâ€™t had time,â€? Snoke said. â€œIâ€™d also like to bike the bike path.â€? Even though she is busy with all her work Snoke said she realizes the importance of relaxing once in awhile. â€œI try to do something one night a weekHQGÂľ 6QRNH VWDWHG Â´<RX JRW WR Ă€QG WLPH IRU D EUHDNÂľ 7KH Ă€QDO GD\V DW FROOHJH FDQ cause students to reminisce about their last four years, and fear moving on to the next big step of their lives, but others are ready for the jump. â€œIâ€™m ready to move on,â€? Snoke said. â€œIâ€™m sure once it gets closer Iâ€™ll start reminiscing, but right now Iâ€™m focused on my classes and getting into grad school.â€? As that annoying alarm continues to ring in the ear of all the seniors at KSC, WKH\ VWLOO DUH PDNLQJ WKDW Ă€QDO SXVK WR graduation. Ryan Glavey can be contacted at email@example.com
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SENIOR REPORTER Next time you are attempting to brave the frigid walk to Wal-Mart, consider hitching a ride from Keene State Collegeâ€™s Campus Community Shuttle. For KSC students and faculty, riding the shuttle is free and will take you to places such as the Monadnock Marketplace and the Riverside Plaza. City Express schedules are located around the KSC campus and show what times the shuttle runs. During the cold weather spell, Campus Safety posted a message on MyKSC that said, â€œItâ€™s cold outside, but you can get where you want to go on the warm City Express Campus Shuttle. Donâ€™t walk or ride in a cold car, hop on the bus.â€? Director of Campus Safety Amanda Warman, said, â€œThe shuttle is intended to supplement transportation for students, really support the academic program.â€? Warman continued, â€œFor students who are living on campus that either need transportation or donâ€™t want to use their own vehicles the shuttle is a good way to get back and forth.â€? Sophomore Danielle Field said she has used the shuttle a couple times during her time at KSC, â€œYou can get places which is nice especially if you donâ€™t have a car. I kind of wish it went to other places though.â€? Although the Campus Community Shuttle may not take you to places such as the hospital, the Black Route and the Red Route have other
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students whose lives are focused on the spring semester. While KSC students have classes and weekend plans to worry about, Cederbaum questioned whether her student body ever took a moment to remember a communityâ€™s pain that remains unhealed. â€œI just feel like people arenâ€™t so much into hearing about it because now itâ€™s like past news,â€? she said. â€œI havenâ€™t heard anyone in my classes bring up Sandy Hook. Now thereâ€™s new current events. Itâ€™s important to realize weâ€™re living our everyday lives and there are people back in Newtown still grieving.â€? )UHVKPDQ-DLPH'ULVGHOOHOLYHVLQ:HVW6SULQJĂ€HOG Mass., approximately 75 miles from Newtown. Drisdelle said since being back at school, Newtown has not been a subject of talk. â€œIt was so long ago now,â€? she said, â€œIt was a tragedy, and I donâ€™t think anyone will move on. Itâ€™s just such a sad topic.â€? Though to some, it looks like KSC may be moving on, many among the student body still canâ€™t, and more importantly, they wonâ€™t. Anderson envisioned that her community of Newtown has a long road ahead before they can move forward, if ever. â€œNo one was really able to move on because everywhere you looked people were printing the kidsâ€™ pictures out and sticking them all over the place. Twenty-six of everything. Everywhere you looked, there was 26 of something,â€? Anderson said. Moving back to Keene after break, Anderson said she sees nothing to remind her of Sandy Hook. â€œAt home thatâ€™s still the topic,â€? she explained, â€œYou go in the grocery store and thatâ€™s all that people are talking about. Theyâ€™re crying and hugging each other, and then you come here and itâ€™s like nothing happened at all. Itâ€™s weird because at home itâ€™s almost like everyoneâ€™s still living in it. Here, not that I forget about it, but itâ€™s not really a huge thing.â€? Today, students of Sandy Hook roam the halls of the same school where many students once found themselves. This vision has made the tragedy even more surreal for some. One such student is Carly Paul. It has been nearly nine years since the junior attended Chalk Hill Middle School located in Monroe, Conn. Paul explained her once closed middle school has been re-opened and renovated for Sandy Hook kids. â€œI think itâ€™s so nice knowing that Iâ€™m from a town that was able to be so generous and help these little kids out. We hear so many bad things in the news, but we have never really been a part of it.â€? Not only was Paul connected to the school, she said she remembers Chase Kowlaski, one of the 20 children who lost their lives on Dec. 14. â€œI took a class the other day at the gym, and Chaseâ€™s mom was standing next to me,â€? she said, â€œShe talked about how she was coping and mentioned that the family was going on vacation to spread his ashes.â€? Also from Monroe, is junior Jessica Kling. Kling said she was studying in Italy when she heard the news of tragedy striking just ten minutes from her home. Kling said the news was â€œheart wrenching. Going
â€œItâ€™s important to realize weâ€™re living our everyday lives and there are people back in Newtown still grieving.â€? -ÂALISON CEDERBAUM KSC SENIOR
home, I could not believe it. I canâ€™t even describe the feelings talking about it. It was an eerie feeling going through Newtown.â€? Kling said she never attended a memorial. â€œI didnâ€™t want to see it and really believe it was realâ€” itâ€™s just too close to my home,â€? she said. KSC sophomore Nicole Gindraux lives in Newtown. Like Kling, Gindraux said waking up to sirens the morning of Dec. 14 remains â€œsurrealâ€? in her mind. Gindraux said that while most Newtown resiGHQWVUHPDLQHGLQWKHLUKRPHVIRUWKHĂ€UVWZHHNKHU VWUHHWVRYHUĂ RZHGZLWKYLVLWRUVIURPDFURVVWKHFRXQtry pouring in. The sophomore said she found the supSRUW IURP YLVLWLQJ VWDWHV NLQGO\ WKRXJK GLIĂ€FXOW MXVW the same. â€œIt was nice to see that that many people cared. For us, at least to me, it didnâ€™t seem like a nationwide thing until we started seeing everyone talking about it. But WKHQDJDLQHYHU\RQHWDONHGDERXWLWIRUOLNHWKHĂ€UVW week. Then it just kind of faded off, because it was just news,â€? she said. â€œIt just kind of seemed like it was news to everybody else. Its not like I blame anybody, because Iâ€™d probably be the same way if I didnâ€™t live in Newtown.â€? With the reputation for being a teaching school, KSC serves home to many aspiring elementary school teachers. Victoria Soto, the 28-year-old classroom hero who gave her life on Dec. 14 in attempt to save the innocent lives of her students, could have been a face among the teaching crowd at KSC. Senior Alyssa Bardinelli is a substitute teacher at an elementary school in Easton, Conn., approximately 10 miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School. For Bardinelli and many like her, the tragedy took on a new meaning with the connection the senior could make through her experiences as a teacher. â€œI was a little nervous to go back to subbing that following Monday,â€? Bardinelli said, â€œBut all of the faculty and staff received reassuring information that there would be extra security in the building and all of the doors would be locked at all times.â€? â€œI am now more aware of what others are capable of.â€? It was then that Bardinelli realized that everything in her school would be different. Education major Kristy Mastropietroâ€™s extended family resides in Newtown. Mastropietro said to go into a classroom the next week and substitute teach IRU NLGV RI WKH VDPH DJH DV WKH YLFWLPV ZDV GLIĂ€FXOW The senior said she had a newfound concern for her studentsâ€™ safety. Mastropietro visited Newtown to support her 11-year-old cousin who wanted to bring cupcakes to WKHORFDOĂ€UHVWDWLRQDQGSROLFHVWDWLRQLQ1HZWRZQ â€œMy aunt knew eight of the children and my cousin
was very close with one of them. It was really close to home for me,â€? Mastropietro continued, â€œIt was nice to see how much support there was, but to also see the struggling places and the struggling town, that was hard.â€? Keene is 144 miles from Newtown. Thatâ€™s three hours removed from tragedy. Three hours away from 26 Christmas trees, 26 ribbons, 26 angels, 26 faces posted on telephone poles and storefront windows. It would seem these 144 miles have given KSC the opportunity to keep tragedy a good armsâ€™ length away.
destinations on the schedule. These routes are accessible by getting on the Campus Shuttle. Freshman Megan Pereira said she rides the shuttle about two times every other week. She said the best part of the shuttle is, â€œHow often it comes...itâ€™s usually on time.â€? Carl DeBlank said he has been driving the Campus Shuttle for six years. DeBlank said that students take the shuttle because of the, â€œConvenience, and I use the heaters.â€? DeBlank said the advantages to riding the shuttle are, â€œYou donâ€™t freeze for one thing. You can bring big ticket items on the bus, you know. If they want to buy a refrigerator at Wal-Mart or a lamp they can put it on the bus, no problem.â€? Warman said she thinks a lot more people could use the shuttle, â€œWeâ€™ll put up notices periodically to remind people of it. Our average ridership is about 20,000 riders a year.â€? Warman continued and said Campus Safety keeps track of things like who rides the shuttle, and where they are going. â€œIf we have a pick-up point that isnâ€™t really doing a lot of business, what we might do is add another one that might be more in demand and drop that one, so we really want to be able to have it meet the demands and the needs of the students,â€? Warman said. DeBlank said, â€œIf students want to go up to dinner at Olive Garden, they can take the bus up there at 5:30 p.m. DQG,JXDUDQWHH,ZLOOSLFNWKHPXSDWĂ€YH after seven. That way they donâ€™t have to walk back, they know Iâ€™ll be there.â€? DeBlank said he will be retiring after this semester, and to which riders of the shuttle said, â€œGood luck Carl!â€? Morgan Markley can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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But next to you in class there sits a peer whose cousin was killed, whose neighbor was shot and whose town will forever grieve. Julie Conlon can be contacted at email@example.com Megan Markus contributed to this story. Megan Markus can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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STUDENT LIFE EDITOR It seemed like the perfect college solution: using pre-paid money from mommy and daddy to buy tacos, nachos and draft beer with Flex at one of the student bodyâ€™s most popular bars. But mom and dad arenâ€™t trying to get you drunk, and neither is Keene State College. Cobblestone Ale House bar manager, Keith Coll shot down all confusion regarding the college and his barâ€™s new deal when he explained how Cobblestone plans to â€œgive backâ€? to the bulk of their customers, which are KSC students. â€œOur whole philosophy behind it is that Keene State [College] is really what made Cobblestone work,â€? Coll explained, â€œI mean, theyâ€™re the biggest portion of our customer base. We want to give something back to them.â€? Bartender Danielle Weishaupt works most lunches during the week and sees students coming in for the barâ€™s daily sandwich specials. The barâ€™s â€œgiving backâ€? will now look like this, she explained: a KSC student can purchase a Cobblestone gift card and put any amount of money on it. The card, she said, is left at Cobblestone and is XVHG RQ WKH VSHFLDO Ă DW UDWH WKDW LQFOXGHV WKH special sandwich of the day and a draft beerâ€”Bud Select or Rolling Rock. If Reuben sandwiches on Mondays arenâ€™t your WKLQJKRZHYHU&ROOÂˇVOLVWRIÂ´Ă H[ÂľLWHPVÂłRWKHUIRRG choices available only to KSC studentsâ€”are up for JUDEV 7KH WHUP Â´Ă H[Âľ DFFRUGLQJ WR &ROO LV ZKHUH students have drawn conclusions that associate KSCâ€™s meal plan to the bar. â€œWe already have a pretty good amount of people who come here for lunch,â€? Weishaupt said. â€œEssentially, it would be to make an affordable plan here, since weâ€™re right next door rather than at the college,â€? she said. Coll said his plan is in no way to compete with KSC. Rather, he hopes to provide yet another close by spot for students to grab a quick bite and mix things up. â€œItâ€™s something a little extra. Iâ€™m not trying to take that away from the school, but itâ€™s a supplement for them. Itâ€™s something different so they donâ€™t always have to eat at the same place at the same time.â€? Coll added that Cobblestoneâ€™s hours are convenient for students as well, since they open at 11 a.m. and close at 1 a.m. the following morning. These lunch specials run all day, and are available to underage stu-
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Keene State [College] is really what made Cobblestone work.â€?
Senators, state representatives, staff, students and other members of the Keene State College community gathered together on Jan. 24 in the Redfern Arts Center Alumni Recital Hall to celebrate the life, mission and one-hundred and third birthday of the late Granny D. Granny D, or Doris Haddock, was a well-known political activist and New Hampshire native who chose to travel across the country on foot from age 88, with the goal of FDPSDLJQĂ€QDQFHUHIRUPLQPLQG The celebration featured speakers, a play chronicling the later years of Granny D, a performance and sing along with the band Tattoo and words of appreciation from members of the community. The celebration opened with a two-act play titled, â€œGo, Granny, Goâ€? presented by off-Broadway actor Barbara Bates-Smith. The play featured the reading of journal entries and speeches written by Granny D herself, recited by Bates-Smith. The show followed the character of Granny D from the beginning
of her activism journey as she realized how she felt â€œhelplessâ€? among wealthy politicians running heavily funded campaigns. The play followed Granny D as she walked all the way across the United States and gained numerous supporters on the way to her destination in Washington D.C. Bates-Smith stated, while reading a journal entry of the late Granny D, â€œWhen you fully dedicate yourself to a good mission, the Ă RRGJDWHV RI KHDYHQ RSHQ XS WR you.â€? Following the presentation, speakers included Senator Molly Kelly, State Rep. Chuck Weed, and the City of Keeneâ€™s Mayor Ken Lane, who remembered and spoke words of appreciation for Granny D. Kelly shared, â€œI had the pleasure of spending a lot of birthdays with Granny [D] and I was with her on her hundredth as well. She just loved life, she loved what she did and she loved this county and we owe her so many things so to keep her message alive for others.â€? Kelly added that she had brought a resolution on behalf of the Senate which recognized Granny D
KEITH COLL COBBLESTONE ALE HOUSE BAR MANAGER
GHQWVDVZHOOZKRFDQVXEVWLWXWHDEHHUIRUUHĂ€OODEOH soda. Weishaupt was quick to clarify that students cannot come in thinking they can use their gift card as a way to pre-pay for drinks. â€œYou canâ€™t come in and use it to pay for your drinks tonight. I think personally thatâ€™s a great way to manage it, that way you have something to eat all week. You know beerâ€™s a luxury,â€? she said. Senior Jason Skibek worked with Coll during the beginning planning process for the meal plan. Skibek, who studies management, looked at the idea not only as a way to get his foot in the door with a real life experience in the business world, but a way for he and his friends to have other options besides Hoot â€˜n Scoot and the Zorn Dining Commons. â€œYou can get a much better deal at Cobblestone than Hoot,â€? Skibek said. â€œ[Cobblestone] has pretty good food there. I wanted a meal plan cheaper than KSCâ€™s meal plan. Better food overall, and it would bring more value to the Cobblestone business.â€? KSC junior Sean Casey was one student under the impression the bar had made a deal with the KSC meal plan. Casey said he doesnâ€™t plan to purchase a card himself. â€œI wouldnâ€™t do that because then Iâ€™ll feel obligated to spend the money,â€? he said. But the junior did agree with Cobblestone in that opening another option to KSC students for food is a good idea. With student spending habits, Weishaupt said she understands college students live on a tight budget. â€œYouâ€™ve got to make your money last,â€? she said, â€œThey should have more options, if theyâ€™re putting their money over here, so I think it will be great.â€? â€œIt wasnâ€™t our intention as to so much increase our lunch crowd but to say thank you and bring some kids in and give them an option besides the dining commons,â€? Coll added. Maybe Cobblestoneâ€™s deal still is the perfect college solution. Skibek said it best, â€œI think itâ€™s awesome that Cobblestone is willing to work with the students and make the bar the best possible. It shows how Cobblestone feels about its customers.â€?
for, â€œbeing a trailblazing activist IRUFDPSDLJQĂ€QDQFHUHIRUPÂľ7KH resolution presented by Kelly also stated, â€œTo walk across the U.S. in support of this great cause remains legendary. Be it further known that the New Hampshire Senate recognizes Granny D and be it that she remains an inspiration for everyone who cares deeply about how our nationâ€™s campaigns are funded.â€? Mayor Ken Lane also spoke words of appreciation for Granny D and her cause while also reading a message, on behalf of Governor Maggie Hassan. In Hassanâ€™s message, the date of Granny Dâ€™s birthday was declared Doris â€œGranny Dâ€? Haddock Day in the state of New Hampshire, while encouraging all present to â€œremember and celebrate this remarkable woman.â€? The celebration was brought to the campus by the KSC Mason Library, PACE (Promoting Active Civic Engagement), and Granny Dâ€™s own organization, the Coalition for Open Democracy. Before the presentation concluded, the Mason Library Archivist, Rodney Obien, expressed his appreciation for Granny D as he explained that more of her materials will be archived in the Mason Library. While Granny Dâ€™s walk across the country took place roughly between 1998 and 2000, she also ran for Senate in 2004, but lost to her Republican incumbent Judd Gregg. Despite her loss for Senate and challenges faced while advocating for campaign reform, Granny D, as portrayed by Bates in the presentation, said that, â€œDemocracy is a running game. You huddle and go back in. You keep on going,â€? Pam Bump can be contacted at email@example.com
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Off-Broadway actor Barbara Bates-Smith acts journal entries during Keene State Collegeâ€™s celebration of the late Granny D.
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Students learn how to â€˜savor the flavorâ€™ on Guatemalan adventure KATELAND DITTIG
Whether catching up with a friend over a steaming hot cup at Brewbakers or guzzling down an iced coffee from Bean & Bagel before running off to class, most coffee consumers havenâ€™t the slightest idea of how much work truly goes into producing a single cup of coffee. The popular caffeinated drink, which many rely on to give them an extra boost in the morning and motivation for those late-night assignments, continues to be in high demand. But as America and the rest of the world runs on this concoction, how many actually realize the implications of this beverage? Fourteen Keene State College students, along with an advisor from the commuQLW\ VHUYLFH RIĂ€FH KDYH D QHZ DSSUHFLDtion for that cup of joe as they partook in each step of the process, starting from the three and half mile hike up a volcano to reach a coffee farm, ending with the roasting of the beans in small shack and packaging them for shipping. This yearâ€™s International Service Trip to the country of Guatemala was different from previous years, since it was more educational. The crew did its share of sweating and manual labor, but the majority of the time spent was learning about the culture and focusing on how to spread awareness of )DLU 7UDGH DQG KRZ LW EHQHĂ€WV FRPPXQLties. .6&ZRUNHGZLWKWKHQRQSURĂ€WRUJDnization, As Green As It Gets, which concentrates on economic development and environmentally sustainable agriculture in Guatemala. The eight-day excursion was jammed packed from the crack of dawn to the wee hours of the evening. Activities ranged from making burlap bags and cosmetics, which supported local artisans, to digging massive holes to produce a biodigester, which would provide farmers ZLWK IHUWLOL]HUV Ă€VK WR IHHG WKH IDPLOLHV and additional income. The major project at hand dealt with making coffee, an unfathomable process to most unless they have witnessed it Ă€UVWKDQG7KHJURXSKDUYHVWHGWKHFRIIHH fruit at the peak of its ripeness, and then went back to the farmersâ€™ houses to sort the good fruits from the bad using different methods. The next step was peddling a self-made bike machine that was GHVLJQHGWRVWULSWKHĂ HVKRIIWKHIUXLWDQG expose the bean. The beans were then thrown back into a bag where they would sit fermenting for several days. A thick, slimy cover
formed on those beans; they needed to be washed and left out to dry. The beans ZHUH VSUDZOHG RXW DFURVV WKH Ă RRU DQG once dry, the husk was shucked off, leaving a green bean that then needed to be polished. The students then roasted them over an open stove and ground them up using an old-fashioned stone. When it seemed like the 14 students would never reach the end of the process, WKH\ Ă€QDOO\ ZHUH DEOH WR WDVWH WKH IUHVKest coffee they had ever had in their entire life. Senior Addy Parsons said, â€œThese farmers had such sense of pride in their work. They have so little, but what they do, they are so proud of it and so happy of what theyâ€™ve accomplished.â€? Franklin Voorhes, director of appropriate technology at As Green As It Gets, hopes that after volunteering with the organization, participants will look at each cup of coffee they drink in a different light and start to recognize where the value string is, where the wealth is generated and where the wealth is kept because theyâ€™re not the same place. Voorhes commented, â€œI hope this affects how you [at KSC] affect the rest of the world and how almost everything that you do, every purchase, every vote that you cast, every business opportunity that you take, what store youâ€™re going to shop at, have major implications on the third world. I hope that beyond the work you do today, I hope the experience lives on and changes the way that you live back in the United States.â€? Not all farmers in the area are lucky enough to work with As Green As It Gets, and they unfortunately are forced to sell their coffee beans, which they slaved over, for just pennies, not seeing a single cent of WKDWSURĂ€W Coordinator of Community Service and leader Jessica Gagne-Cloutier expressed her sympathy and said, â€œWhat bothered me was walking home every night, seeing farmers selling their coffee beans the next street over, knowing that they probably werenâ€™t getting a fair price for all of the labor they put in.â€? Freshman Kya Roumimper shared the same feelings and said, â€œWhat really bothered me was seeing so many kids not in school and having to give up their education so they can go pick coffee all day with their family. I understand that their family needs the money to survive, but itâ€™s just so sad to see eight and nine year olds having to give up their childhood and miss out on the opportunity to learn.â€? Though the team only spent a little over a week in Guatemala, they made a big impact in the community, but the com-
munity that greeted them with arms wide open made an even bigger impression on them. All of those who took part on the 2013 International Service Trip to Guatemala are now going to savor the taste and aroma even more because they know how much exertion went into that one cup of brew. Junior Lisa Bryant said, â€œWe are the lucky ones who can remember the faces of Pedro, Alberto and all the other farmers we worked with, but now itâ€™s our responsibility to bring this information back to Keene State [College] and put it into full force making sure our peers realize the importance of buying fair trade products.â€?
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Junior Michelle Brahen and junior Lisa Bryant harvest coffee fruit. Below, a native Guatemalan makes coffee.
â€œNow itâ€™s our responsibility to bring this information back to Keene State [College] and put it into full force, making sure our peers realize the importance of buying fair trade products.â€? -ÂLISA BRYANT KSC JUNIOR
This was an Equinox special coverage project by Kateland Dittig, multimedia director. Kateland Ditting can be contacted at email@example.com
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Above: Fourteen KSC students spend eight days in Guatemala and discover the â€œunfathomableâ€? coffee making process.
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THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013
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Giddy up: KSC Spring Weekend goes country
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S.A.C. selects artist by the popular student vote SAM NORTON
Artists of the 1990s move out of the past and into the present SAM NORTON
A&E EDITOR There are more than 90 things that we miss most about the 1990s: from Saturday Morning Cartoons, Doug Funnie, Dunkaroos, â€œBoy Meets Worldâ€?, â€œAre You Afraid of the Dark?â€?, Beanie Babies and even frosted tips. (YHQ WKRXJK -XVWLQ 7LPEHUODNH ZDV WKH Ă€UVW major celebrity to sport frosted tips, he left that look in the â€™90s. What he didnâ€™t leave was his music career. 2013 has started off as the year where artists from the â€™90s have decided to step out of the past and start living and making music in the present. From Timberlake, to Destinyâ€™s Child, and even Sugar Ray, those who grew up listening to these artists now have the chance to listen to their modern day music. Now, the music industry has become a battle of the comebacks. According to MTV, â€œThe jury might still be out for some on Justin Timberlakeâ€™s comeback single, â€˜Suit & Tie,â€™ but there are clearly enough fans of the Timbaland-produced song out there that [Justin 7LPEHUODNH@ FRXOG EH ORRNLQJ DW KLV ELJJHVW Ă€UVW week ever.â€? Billboard reports that â€œSuit & Tieâ€? has topped the iTunes singles chart during the week of Jan. 20 in the U.S. and England and is selling between 330,000 and 350,000 downloads. If Timberlakeâ€™s album continues selling at this rate, Billboard Magazine said it would be his best sales week for
a digital songâ€”Timberlakeâ€™s â€œSexyBackâ€? boasted announce a debut album, the popular girl group 250,000 downloads in 2006. Rolling Stone Maga- Destinyâ€™s Child has also decided to release a new zine reports that, â€œThough the song is currently album titled â€œLove Songs,â€? after splitting up in only available on iTunes, early forecasts put sales 2005, according to mashable.com. â€œLove Songs,â€? IRUÂś6XLW 7LHÂˇÂłWKHĂ€UVWVLQJOHIURP7LPEHUODNHÂˇV hit stores on Jan. 29. long-awaited new album â€˜The 20/20 Experienceâ€” Their new album will feature a new song titled around 400,000. While it may not hit that mark, the â€œNuclearâ€? and will also include the groupâ€™s older QHZHVWLPDWHJUHDWO\VXUSDVVHVĂ€UVWZHHNVDOHVIRU romantic songs from 1997 to 2004, mashable.com 2006â€™s â€˜SexyBackâ€™.â€? states. Â´6XLW 7LHÂľ LV 7LPEHUODNHÂˇV Ă€UVW VLQJOH LQ VL[ â€œBoth acts, [Timberlake and Destinyâ€™s Child] had years after he took a break from music to pursue revolutionized pop/R&B with a string of unsuran acting career, according to Independent Mag- passed hits,â€? according to The Guardian, â€œâ€™Suit & azine. However, not all agree that Timberlake Tieâ€™ takes us back â€™99 when R&B was all horn stabs, should make his comeback in music and rather Ă€QJHUFOLFNVDQGREOLJDWRU\-D\=YHUVHVÂś1XFOHDUÂˇ they believe he should continue to pursue a career goes back even further, with mid-90s breakbeats, in acting. Keene State College freshman Drew lush SWV-style harmonies and sultry-as-sin string Stamp said, â€œHeâ€™s coming back in comedy and not lines.â€? However, some believe that Destinyâ€™s Child as much with the music.â€? will be more successful with their comeback Since the 1990s, Timberlake has been seen on because of BeyoncĂŠ Knowlesâ€™ success with her solo Saturday Night Live from 2003 to 2011, and he career. KDV VWDUUHG LQ WKH Ă€OPV Â´%DG 7HDFKHUÂľ DQG Freshman Sarah Wasserman said, â€œIt should be Â´)ULHQGV ZLWK %HQHĂ€WVÂľ )UHVKPDQ 7RUL %RGHQVNL interesting with all of Knowlesâ€™ fame and because agreed with Stamp and said she prefers Timber- everyone forgot about the other two [Michelle Willake as an actor. liams and Kelly Rowland]. All of the people who MTV stated, â€œConsidering Timberlakeâ€™s long like BeyoncĂŠ will help them with their success.â€? PXVLFDO KLDWXV DQG KLV FRQWLQXLQJ KLJKSURĂ€OH But R&B is not the only â€™90s genre of music that career as a TV and movie actor, why isnâ€™t â€˜Tieâ€™ is making a comeback, â€™90s pop music is coming basting the doors off all sales records? And why back into the present through the voices of the is it not even close to the 512,000 posted by Justin band Sugar Ray. Sugar Ray who made their debut Bieberâ€™s â€˜Boyfriendâ€™ last year?â€? in 1995 their album, Lemonade and Brownies and But Timberlake is not the only â€˜90s artist to continued to produce albums in 1997, 1999, 2001,
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Thorne art gallery displays local talent in new exhibit WES SERAFINE
EQUINOX STAFF For some, art is about the experienceâ€”the experience of imagining the creation, creating it and sharing it with others. On Jan. 25, Keene State Collegeâ€™s own Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery played host to artwork that was submitted to a regional competition and allowed artists to share their experiences with each piece. The competition was open to several local artists, who work in several art mediums, such as painting, sculpture, photography and much more. â€œKeene and the surrounding area offers immense talent that can easily be overlooked. We are thrilled to display local art and recognize artists and our community,â€? Maureen Ahern, director of the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, said. The chosen works of art were selected by the competitionâ€™s designated juror, Kristina Durocher, director of the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire. â€œIt is always such a pleasure to be introduced to work by artists new to me. Jurying the Biennial Regional Jurors Competition provided an opportunity to discover new approaches to mate-
rials,â€? Durocher said of the exhibit.â€œI selected work that resonated with me that compelled me to look again, or prompted me to ask questions about the work and the intentions of the artists. There were many good works that were not included though could have been, but of the works on view, I enjoyed the process of discovery and hope you [the gallery visitors] do to.â€? The exhibit itself showcased varied works of art, from paintings of landscapes to the intriguing abstract sculptures. Several attendees of the exhibit were taken in by the beauty of the various works of art. Andrea Macri and Yoko Mikami, two KSC students and employees of the art gallery, both of whom spent a great deal of time with each piece before the grand opening, said that they absolutely loved the exhibit, despite struggling to put everything together by theme due to the wide variety on display. Macri cited a clever sculpture of porcelain dolls as her personal favorite. One attendee, Thomas Lester, said that they were all priceless pieces.â€œThis is an amazingly wonderful venue,â€? Ellen Wapner, another attendee of the exhibit, said. â€œI think itâ€™s really refreshing to walk around and see all this non-
representational stuff. Itâ€™s more about line and color than it is about a subject matter,â€? Rebecca Mayott, wife of one of the artists, said. However, this exhibit was not only a chance for the public to see the diverse
work of art; it was also an opportunity for the artists to explain their creative artwork. Professor of Journalism, Julio Del Sesto demonstrated his unique and interactive photography exhibit.
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This year, gone are the familiar sounds of hip-hop beats and rhymes, as well as pop melodies. Rather this yearâ€™s Spring Weekend Concert will welcome a different type of genre of music to the Keene State College campus. Over the past three years, the KSC campus has seen it all when it comes to Spring Weekend concertsâ€”from Dashboard Confessional, to Lupe Fiasco, and even last yearâ€™s Girl Talk. This year the student body will be able to attend a concert that features a genre of music that current students have yet to see on campus: country music. On January 24, the Social Activities Council (S.A.C.) announced that this yearâ€™s Spring Weekend Concert will feature country artist, Chris Young. According to Youngâ€™s personal website, he has just released his third studio album titled, â€œNEON.â€? His last four singles have earned him the number one spot on all the chart, which include the hit songs â€œTomorrowâ€? and â€œGettinâ€™ You Home.â€? â€œGettinâ€™ You Homeâ€? earned <RXQJKLVĂ€UVW*UDPP\QRPLQDWLRQ According to tasteofcountry.com, 2013 will be a big year for the country artist. On Jan. 29, the Country Music Association honored Young with the Triple Play Award. The website reports that this is a coveted honor reserved for songwriters who have written three No. 1 songs over a period of 12 months. This award will recognize Youngâ€™s hit songs â€˜Voices,â€™ â€˜Tomorrowâ€™ and â€˜You.â€™ The website reports that these songs were released during a one-year span--from 2010 to 2011. And since the songs â€˜Voicesâ€™ and â€˜Youâ€™ appeared on the UDGLR WKH\ KDYH DFKLHYHG FHUWLĂ€HG JROG VWDWXV DWDVWHRIcountry.com reports. But despite Youngâ€™s rising popularity, S.A.C. member, Brandon Carta, said it was the student vote that allowed the student organization to bring the country artist to Keene State College. According to Carta, a survey was distributed across the MyKSC website for a total of eight days, and asked students to choose which genre of music they would prefer for their Spring Weekend Concert. Once the students selected their preferred genre, they were then given a list of artists to choose from, Carta said. Out of the total student body population of 4,987, a total of 1,800 students completed the survey and chose country as the most popular genre. In addition to selecting your preferred artist and genre, the survey also asked students to state how much money they would be willing to spend on a ticket. Tickets go on sale starting April 1 and will be $20.00 a ticket for students, according to Carta. Carta stated that Young was the top student pick for a country artist. â€œIt wasnâ€™t S.A.C.â€™s decision, it was the campusâ€™ decision,â€? he said. Carta said that while the main performer has been decided, Youngâ€™s opening artist has not been revealed and is still in the midst of contracts. Senior Bonnie Chalmers, who is also a member of S.A.C., said that â€œEvery student was offered a chance to take the survey and it was a good way to gage it.â€? And while Chalmers and many other members of the student body may be fans of country music, some students said they would have preferred to see a different artist. Senior Mia McGorry said that she would like to see an Indie Rock band perform during the Spring Weekend Concert. However, many students are pleased with the choice. Junior Mike Allen said, â€œHe [Young] is different than what we have had before.â€? Senior Katie Marsh said that â€œthe input of students was a good idea.â€? Marsh stated, â€œIâ€™m a huge country fan and we have never had a country singer before [for the Spring Weekend Concert] so it will be a good change.â€? Carta agreed with Marsh and said that the atmosphere of this concert will be different than those of previous Spring Weekend Concerts. He said the students who will attend the concert will be there for the music and will be there to enjoy it. Marsh said that she is most excited to her Youngâ€™s Grammy nominated song, â€œGettinâ€™ You Home.â€? But while this yearâ€™s Spring Weekend Concert, which will take place on April 19 in the Spaudling Gymnasium, will not feature the hip-hop lyrics we have grown accustomed to, or the pop melodies that play in our minds on repeat, it will feature a genre of music that possesses a more laid back feel. Whether you are a fan of country music or not, country is a genre that has not been featured on this campus recently. This yearâ€™s Chris Young will not only attract a new audience demographic, but he will bring with him a different type of atmosphere: one where you sit back and enjoy the music. Just like Young sings, KSC country fans will be planninâ€™ for this night and will be lookinâ€™ forward to it for sometime.
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On Jan. 25, the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery debuted their new exhibit, the Biennial Regional Jurors Competition. This exhibit, allowed artists from the state of New Hampshire to submit their work to be judged.
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Keene State students map out their TV Guide DEANNA CARUSO
EQUINOX STAFF From crude humor, to suspense and even drama, this yearâ€™s selection of television shows has something to offer every viewer. But with countless varieties of television shows that air each day, only a common handful of shows were chosen as top favorite when a few students of Keene State College were informally surveyed on which television shows were their favorites. The six most preferred television shows watched were: â€œFamily Guyâ€?, â€œModern Familyâ€?, â€œWorkaholicsâ€?, â€œHow â€œI Met Your Motherâ€?, â€œPretty Little Liarsâ€? and â€œBreaking Bad.â€? These sitcoms mainly fall under two categories: comedy and suspense. But, why DUH SHRSOH GUDZQ WR WKHVH VSHFLĂ€F JHQUHV" Freshman Amanda Pires said she enjoys the show â€œPretty Little Liarsâ€? because of its ability to keep her attention and all of the twists that are present in the show. The plot of â€œPretty Little Liarsâ€? tackles impractical circumstances when four teenDJHJLUOVOLQNWRJHWKHUWRĂ€QGRXWWKHP\VWHrious person who threatens to leak out their darkest secrets while also trying to solve the murder of one of their best friends. Meanwhile, junior Kelly Bishop said she favors the show â€œFamily Guyâ€? because, â€œI enjoy watching funny shows like â€˜Family Guyâ€™ as it can be seen as funny with a clever and intelligent sense of humor at the same time.â€? The hit show â€œFamily Guyâ€? is about a dysfunctional middle class family located in Quahog, R.I., who live an everyday life but are thrown into unrealistic situations. According to tvbythenumbers.com, 1.2 million people tune in on Sunday nights to watch â€œFamily Guyâ€?, and Bishop is just one of those one million people. Due to the fact that these crazy scenarios will most likely never occur in real life, it makes one wonder if this plays a part into why it attracts such a large audience. One blogger from ask.com personally believes â€œFamily Guyâ€? is hysterical because, Â´Âś)DPLO\*X\ÂˇLVRQHRIWKHPRVWVLJQLĂ€FDQW shows on television as it constantly makes fun of current events. Even should you not watch the news or entertainment programs, you will be familiar with a lot about what is going on in the world, just by watching â€˜Family Guyâ€™ on Digital Cable TV.â€? Even though both â€œPretty Little Liarsâ€? and â€œFamily Guyâ€? are on opposite sides of the spectrum, one exhibited witty humor and the other bone-chilling revelations, but
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they both deal with unlikely conditions. Junior Alexa Paola, indulges in both of these guilty pleasures when she states, â€œI love both â€˜Family Guyâ€™ and â€˜Pretty Little Liarsâ€™ because although I will never experience what the characters on the show do, I like to watch unlikely things occur because it excites me.â€? With the amount of school work and job hours that college students must face every day, some students need a good laugh of a 30-minute sitcom in order to unwind. According to aworldofgoodhealth.com, â€œRecent researches suggest that laughter LQĂ XHQFHV PRUH WKDQ RXU PHQWDO IUDPHwork, it actually has a positive effect on the physical aspect as well. It has been widely accepted, for some time, that laughter
increases the pain resistance level, but the theory is still not proven.â€? Sophomore Brent Lyskawa said he can relate to this because he watches humor television to help him relax. Lyskawa said. Junior Natasha Kodiak, stated that humorous shows are considered â€œMindless TV, because you donâ€™t have to fully pay attention to understand what is going on and you can still get the enjoyment of entertainment.â€? While some may enjoy a comedic standpoint on television shows, others relish the nail biting, goose-bump thrillers that keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Peter G. Stromberg of Psychology Today illuminates the reason as to why we humans like suspense. Stromberg states that, â€œWe
tors make a TV program last: great writers, producers and actors; a good concept; room to grow with a strong ensemble cast offering multiple story lines; a desirable time slot; audience comfort; loyal network support; DQGWKHSXEOLFÂˇVĂ€FNOHWDVWHÂľ But whether you like suspense, comedy, or drama, television has now been designed to appeal to anyoneâ€™s needs. Itâ€™s a matter of tuning in and seeing what suits your tastes best. Deanna Caruso can be contacted at email@example.com
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and 2003. During 2005, the band decided to take a break from the music industry, according to their website. But by, 2008, the band decided to come back onto the music scene. The year 2013 was when Sugar Ray decided to make sure that their music started to live in the present. According their website, â€œSugar Ray are now getting set to take their classic songsâ€”both old and newâ€”on the road for WKHLUĂ€UVWIXOOVFDOHWRXULQPDQ\ a moon.â€? But no matter if you are a Sugar Ray fan, a Justin Timberlake fan, or even a fan of Destinyâ€™s Child one thing is certainâ€”the â€™90s are making a comeback, maybe not with Beanie Babies, or Saturday Morning Cartoons, but with music in a big way. Sam Norton can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
arenâ€™t sure how the story or the game will turn out, and we become very interested in Ă€QGLQJRXWÂľ Suspenseful shows such as â€œPretty Little Liarsâ€? and â€œBreaking Badâ€? attract viewers EHFDXVHWKH\DUHĂ€OOHGZLWKFRQIXVLRQDQG excitement that fuel their interest into the next episode. The main reason why junior Kevin Watson, takes pleasure in watching â€œBreaking Badâ€? is because it keeps him interested and entertained, he said. However, it is not only the act of suspense that keeps viewersâ€™ interests, a wellwritten plot and interesting characters and situations also attract viewers. Barbara Keenlyside of CNN said that, â€œCulture watchers say a constellation of fac-
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The Rap Guide to Evolution by Baba Brinkman Tuesday, Feb. 5 7:30 p.m. Main Theatre
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Celebrities serve as billboards for fashion SAM NORTON
A&E EDITOR It seems too real to be true: dresses and skirts that leave more to the imagination than the eye, and shirts that cover up rather than display everything. This is what fashion looked like during the 1950s and 1960sâ€” however, this idea of fashion is one that is no longer prevalent in our society. Now, people have thrown out the iconic images that represent what true fashion was aboutâ€”from Audrey Hepburn to Grace Kelly, and even Elizabeth Taylor. These images of the classic and timeless celebrities have been replaced with those of Rachel Zoe, Lady Gaga, and even Rihanna. Currently, these women control the fashion world, serving as living, breathing displays for fashion houses across the world. 7KHVH ZRPHQ GHĂ€QH ZKDW WR ZHDU DQG KRZ to wear it. According to the book â€œ100 Ideas that Changed Fashion,â€? by Harriet Worsley, â€œThroughout history, prominent people have always exerted tremendous sway in fashion. Royalty, actresses, and royal mistresses have all been trendsetters.â€? As a result, the way society decides to dress is no longer a true representation of themselves, inside and out, rather fashion has become a way to emulate their favorite celebrity. What if Hepburn, Kelly, and Taylor were still the main focuses of fashionâ€”would the way we dress differ? For one, more would be covered, and less would fall out.â€œProminent actresses and fashion designers have often IRUPHGKLJKO\VXFFHVVIXOPXWXDOO\EHQHĂ€FLDO relationships, with the success of each raising WKHRWKHUÂˇVSURĂ€OHÂľ:RUVOH\VWDWHVÂ´)URPWKH beginning of the twentieth century, celebrities started to play a crucially important role in fashionâ€”by patronizing designers and, in wearing their clothes, giving prominence to their designers.â€? But who controls the fashion world will EHDWDVNWKDWLVGLIĂ€FXOWWRFKDQJHGXHWRWKH way fashion and trends are advertised today. These types of celebrities have become walking billboards for designers such as Cavalli, Chanel and Gucci. Today, designers have started to rely on celebrities to create the trends for them, rather than relying solely on WKHJHQHUDOSXEOLF:KHQIDVKLRQĂ€UVWVWDUWHG to become prevalent in modern day society, many viewed it as a form of artâ€”a true expression of oneâ€™s self. Fashion was mostly inspired by music and mediums of art and how they both evolved over periods of time. For example, 1980s was the decade when underwear as outerwear made its way to the mainstream. â€œThe image
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This Oct. 1, 2012 file photo shows Lady Gaga arriving at the Versace atelier in Milan, Italy. Lady Gaga is one of the celebrities who has taken on a more scandalous approach to her sense of fashion style.
of Madonna dancing on-stage during her 1990 Blond Ambition tour wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier corset with a sharply pointed bra is unforgettableâ€”but not scandalous. Madonna regularly performed in bras, slips and corsets,â€? Worsley writes. And now this image of Madonna is one that still resonates within society, except now celebrities such as Rihanna and Lady Gaga have continued to keep this trend alive. However, this scandalous image of fashion is one that was not prevalent during the Hepburn, Kelly and Taylor eraâ€”back then, it was all about simplicity, understated beauty and glamour. But even though these iconic women did start the trend of glamour, it was music that helped keep that trend alive. â€œThe extraordinary stage costumes of
David Bowie spearheaded this outbreak of camp drama, which found popularity mainly in Britain. Together with Marc Bolan, the extrovert lead singer of T. Rex, and members of such bands as Sweet Rexie, Roxy Music, Slade, and The Glitter Band, Bowie adopted SODWIRUP KHHOV Ă DPER\DQW PDNHXS DQG highly theatrical clothing,â€? Worsley said. But this image of glam is one that is now masked by the scandalous designs that trendsetters like Rihanna and Lady Gaga wear. Slowly, designers stopped designing for the modern day woman and started to design for theatrics and reactionâ€”a trend that Bowie started. However, the theatrical fashion that is being produced now is not glamourous, instead it focuses more on sexuality rather than individuality and beauty. While some
celebrities such as Kate Middleton, Alexa Chung and even Taylor Swift are trying to bring class back into the fashion world, it is overshadowed by the trash. In order to make a change to how society decides to represent themselves, there needs to be a change in how designers design their muses. Worsley states, â€œMore than ever, designers are clamoring to dress movie stars for redcarpet events such as the Oscars. And with an increasingly media-hungry public, and the currency of celebrity being somewhat cheapened, the fashion houses are busier than ever trying to seduce the major stars of the moment with their designs.â€?
EQUNOX STAFF I have to address one of my greatest pet peeves of all time in regards to comic booksâ€Ś There is a large group of people, many of whom have made fun of me in high school or work in my local library or what have you, who believe that comic books are one of two things. A. That comic books are only meant to be read by little kids, and B. That comic books are an inferior form of literature when compared to a printed novel. I have had several arguments with this group of people, and am proud to say Iâ€™ve shown some of them the light, but still, these people continue to persist in their misguided beliefs. Well, this issue thankfully gives me some ammo in both arguments. Not only is this comic something that a child under the age of... letâ€™s say 13, should never ever read, but it is also better written than most things Iâ€™ve read from critically-acclaimed authors. Today, weâ€™re looking at Batman #16. Recently, Batmanâ€™s greatest foe, The Joker donned his previously severed face and returned more disturbed than ever to wreak havoc on Gotham City and The Batman Family. Having already severely injured Alfred and Commissioner Gordon and made numerous death threats against Batmanâ€™s closest allies, Batman goes alone to Arkham Asylum to deal with his enemy once and for all. The story begins with a brilliantly framed series of panels that make it look like Batman and the Joker are waltzing with each other. Whatâ€™s really happening is that Joker has dressed various Arkham employees this way and has forced them to dance. The narration is brilliant too, The Joker talking to Batman over the intercom, discussing â€œBatmanâ€™sâ€? dancing ability and readers see thought boxes from Batman trying to keep his mind grounded in reality. The Joker continuously calls Arkham Asylum, and by extension all of Gotham, Batmanâ€™s Kingdom. The inmates of Arkham are meant to be his royal knights, ZKRFRQIURQWKLPZLWKĂ DPLQJVZRUGV$IWHUWKDWLW only improves. Batman sees the Royal Tapestry, portraying scenes from Batmanâ€™s various battles with the Joker, painted RQWKHEDFNRIZKDWDWĂ€UVWDSSHDUWREHFRUSVHVEXWDUH actually living people sewn together. Itâ€™s disturbing and shows that things are really getting serious. Even Batman and his disciplined mind are given pause by this grotesque creation.
Next up, the inner-circle of Batmanâ€™s royal court. His Groundskeeper (Mr. Freeze) his Royal Player (Clayface) and his Royal Physician (Scarecrow) are all dispatched fairly quickly until he reaches the throne room. In the so-called throne room, readers see that the Joker has gathered The Penguin, The Riddler and Two-Face together to bear witness to the Batmanâ€™s ultimate demise. Before that, Joker murders several innocents dressed as members of the Justice League to illustrate how other heroes are unworthy of enemies like the Joker. Batman nearly defeats them, but Joker shows him that he has nearly killed Batgirl and the others and in order for them to live Batman must take his seat on the throne which is really an electric chair. This is an amazingly written story that perfectly demonstrates the dynamic between these two iconic characters. Batmanâ€™s belief in absolute order and Jokerâ€™s belief in absolute chaos are both perfectly on display. The artwork is incredible in this issue. Greg Capullo has an outstanding talent for blurring the line between reality and nightmares with his artwork. Setting this issue in Arkham Asylum was a stroke of absolute genius as it has always been depicted as a place that can slowly drive even the most mentally sound man insane. I absolutely love the manâ€™s attention to detail. Special praise goes to his design of the Joker who is now wearing his face. (In another comic, The Jokerâ€™s face was cut off by another criminal) His eyes look dead and soulless, but still very unsettling. His skin is slowly beginning to decay and become surrounded E\Ă LHVDQGGHVSLWHKLVIDFHOLWHUDOO\EHLQJORFNHGLQWR a single expression, he is still able to display a wide range of emotion. I would highly recommend picking up this issue. A simple review cannot do it any real justice. This is an absolute work of great literature with clever writing and stellar artwork that should be thought of as a superior work of art and not just something that only children should read. Overall: 5/5 :HV6HUDĂ€QHFDQEHFRQWDFWHGDW ZVHUDĂ€QH#NHHQHHTXLQR[FRP
Each attendee viewing the exhibit would sit in a chair and take a picture of him or herself to be displayed on a slide reel, but because the picture was being displayed to the public, the subject had to be concerned about how he would be judged by others viewing the exhibit. But the selected artistsâ€™ workwas not only about the idea of self-exploration, the art chosen also featured the artistsâ€™ experiences with the piece selected. Artist, Michael Cherry, who drew a landscape drawing after several months of hiking along a cranberry trail near his house said, Â´, ZDV YHU\ H[FLWHG LWÂˇV P\ Ă€UVW show in this area, it was a privilege to be accepted. So far Iâ€™m very impressed with everything here.â€? However, for some this exhibit was more than just showcasing the experience of creating a particular piece, it was about displaying the intricacy that composes a piece of art. Finally, Patricia Schappler, the winner of the Best in Show Award for her piece depicting a teenager with angel wings simply titled â€œMichael,â€? which can be seen on the postcard for the exhibit, described her works as being very similar to that of paper dolls, with each work made up of several smaller pieces to create the illusion of perspective. â€œSometimes people just sit and they do something and it hits something in you. I just sort of thought of him as a contemporary archangel,â€? Schappler said. While this exhibit was a chance for the artists to receive recognition for their diverse artwork, it was also an opportunity for the artists to expose the general public to various perspectives and mediums. This exhibit also created the opportunity to invite the artists to share their experiences with the public. The exhibit will be on display until March 7 at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery. :HV6HUDĂ€QHFDQEHFRQWDFWHGDW ZVHUDĂ€QH#NHHQHHTXLQR[FRP
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â€œBatmanâ€™s belief in absolute order and Jokerâ€™s belief in absolute chaos are both perfectly on display.â€? -ÂSERAFINE
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The Rap Guide to Evolution by Baba Brinkman Theatre/Hip-Hop Tues., February 5, 7:30 p.m. School Performance 9:30 a.m. $20-$13, $5 KSC students Emily Johnson/Catalyst Dance Niicugni (Listen) Dance Installation Weds., February 13, 7:30 p.m. $20-$13, $5 KSC students
Griffin Theatre in Letters Home Weds., March 20, 7:30 p.m. School Performance Thurs., March 21, 9:30 a.m. $25-$15, KSC students $5
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After Beyonce, a question: Can reality compete? TED ANTHONY
ASSOCIATED PRESS The breathtaking model on your magazine cover: Of course sheâ€™s not that thin and unblemished. That reality show you never miss? Youâ€™re shocked â€” shocked that its real-life drama isnâ€™t 100 percent unscripted. And that diva who may or may not have mouthed the words to the national anthem to her own prerecorded voice? Yeah, well, so what? It was a big moment, and she wanted to sound her best. In America these days, in countless tiny ways, much of what we see and experience isnâ€™t exactly what it seems. We know it, too. And often we donâ€™t care, because what weâ€™re getting just seems to â€œpopâ€? more than its gardenvariety, without-the-special-sauce counterpart. Whether Beyonce actually sang at last weekâ€™s presidential inauguration â€” the juryâ€™s still out, and sheâ€™s kept silent â€” is, on the surface, the textbook teapot tempest. Dig deeper, though, and the conversation â€” or lack of it â€” reveals something important about society at this moment. The big question is no longer whether reality matters. That ship sailed long ago. More to the point is this: Can reality compete? â€œItâ€™s as if the fakery has become satisfactory,â€? says Jonathan Vankin, co-writer of â€œForever Dusty,â€? a musical that takes events from the life of the late soul singer 'XVW\6SULQJĂ€HOGDQGÂłFDUHIXOO\ÂłGUDPDWL]HVWKHP â€œI think almost everyone knows that weâ€™re constantly being fed unreality. And yet there seems to be very OLWWOH FXULRVLW\ DERXW Ă€JXULQJ RXW ZKDWÂˇV UHDOO\ JRLQJ on,â€? says Vankin, who has also written extensively DERXWKRZUHDOKLVWRULFDOHYHQWVDUHUHSUHVHQWHGLQĂ€Ftional settings. Many, including some of Beyonceâ€™s fans and friends, consider the inauguration debate ridiculous because, after all, even if she was lip-syncing she was doing it to her own powerful voice. Fair enough. That ignores, however, two aspects of live performance. First is what some consider an implicit contract between a performer and a live audience â€” the expectation that the audience deserves a performance thatâ€™s in the moment and that might, just might, even be affected by the presence of the crowd. If none of that happens, then why not stay home, skip the hassle and listen to your iPod? And second, the version of Beyonceâ€™s voice that might be recorded in a studio â€” with potential help from digital enhancement and â€œsweeteningâ€? â€” could be quite different from the one produced live on a windy, wintry January day. â€œReality is complicated, messy, and uncertain. We want it to be shrink-wrapped and labeled clearly,â€? says Mark Carnes, general editor of â€œPast Imperfect: History According to the Moviesâ€? and a historian at Barnard College. â€œWe prefer the crisp clarity of sound bites and slogans to the blaring cacophony of the world around us.â€? ,WÂˇVKDUGO\MXVWPXVLF7KHVHH[DPSOHVRIDUWLĂ€FHLQ miniature pop up everywhere in American culture â€” so much so that we hardly even notice it. We take it for granted that our Cheetos and Dori-
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In this Jan. 21, 2013, file photo, Beyonce sings the national anthem at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington. Donâ€™t walk away at halftime! Unless, of course you want to miss Beyonce in concert.
tos are bright orange â€” because thatâ€™s the color that says â€œreally cheesyâ€? to us. We purchase Yankee Candles called â€œHome Sweet Homeâ€? that evoke â€œa heartwarming blend of cinnamon, baking spices and a hint of freshly poured teaâ€? â€” even if we have no intention of doing any baking or brewing whatsoever. We buy â€œmovie theater butterâ€? popcorn that has nothing to do with either movie theaters or butter. Fundraisers sending out bulk mail now commonly use envelopes shaped like personal greeting cards and do their utmost to make the address look like itâ€™s handwritten expressly to you, sometimes even adding â€œpersonal notesâ€? that are â€œwrittenâ€? diagonally across the back. And at Walt Disney World, ground zero of arti-
Ă€FH\RXFDQJRIRUDÂ´&DULEEHDQÂľYDFDWLRQRUDYLVLWWR â€œMoroccoâ€? without ever encountering the inconvenient realities of the actual locations such as, say, upset stomachs and poor people. $QG GLJLWDO SKRWR UHWRXFKLQJ 7KH WRROV RI DUWLĂ€FH once accessible only to professionals, have gone democratic. Now manipulators by the millions can use something called a â€œclone toolâ€? to erase blemishes, unwanted features and entire people. With the tap of a smartphone touchscreen, you can make an image taken seconds ago look like a â€œvintageâ€? snapshot from a 1972 Polaroid or a 19th-century tintype. A few years back, HP even came out with a camera that had a â€œslimming feature,â€? allowing you to choose just how much girth you wanted to
remove for Facebook or the family album. But it is in entertainment â€” a realm custom built for DUWLĂ€FHÂłWKDWWKLVQRWLRQSOD\VRXWPRVWEURDGO\ Consider Mike Daisey, the performer who blends journalism and monologue into a compelling hybrid that he used last year in a show about uncovering Appleâ€™s business practices in China. Trouble was, when he took it to â€œThis American Lifeâ€? and the national airwaves, some of his â€œresearchâ€? in China didnâ€™t hold up to scrutiny. Some things he described hadnâ€™t happened; others had happened, but not as he recounted them. Did he have a responsibility to tell the truth, or was his a dramatic performance with understandable artistic license?
â€˜Argoâ€™ on a roll with big win at SAG Awards CHRISTY LEMIRE
ASSOCIATED PRESS A few weeks ago, the Oscar race looked wide open. The stately, historical â€œLincolnâ€? seemed like the safe and likely choice, with the provocative â€œZero Dark Thirtyâ€? and the quirky and inspiring â€œSilver Linings Playbookâ€? very much in the mix for the Academy Award for best picture. But now, an â€œArgoâ€? juggernaut â€” an â€œArgoâ€?-naut, if you will â€” seems to be rolling along and gathering momentum as we head toward Hollywoodâ€™s top prize. The international thriller from GLUHFWRU%HQ$IĂ HFNZKRDOVRVWDUV as a CIA operative orchestrating a daring rescue during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, received the top honor of best ensemble cast in a movie at Sunday nightâ€™s Screen Actors Guild Awards, their equivalent of the best-picture Oscar. Itâ€™s a decent indicator of eventual Academy Awards success, with the two
matching up about half the time. 7KH Ă€OP ZKLFK DOVR VWDUV -RKQ Goodman and Alan Arkin as Hollywood veterans who help stage a fake movie as a cover, has received nearly unanimous critical raves and KDVSURYHQWREHDER[RIĂ€FHIDYRUite, as well, grossing nearly $190 million worldwide. But â€œArgoâ€? also won the Producers Guild of America Award on Saturday night, which is an excellent Oscar predictor, and it earned best picture and director statues from the Golden Globes two weeks earlier. The Directors Guild of America Awards next Saturday will help crystallize the situation even further. The one tricky thing at work KHUH $IĂ HFN VXUSULVLQJO\ GLGQÂˇW receive an Academy Award nomination in the director category, which most often goes hand in hand with best picture. (There are nine best-picture nominees but only Ă€YH VORWV IRU GLUHFWRUV 2QO\ RQFH LQ PRGHUQ WLPHV KDV D Ă€OP ZRQ
best picture without a directing nomination: 1989â€™s â€œDriving Miss Daisy.â€? The other two times came LQWKHVKRZÂˇVHDUO\\HDUVDWWKHĂ€UVW Oscars in 1929 with â€œWingsâ€? and for 1932â€™s â€œGrand Hotel.â€? Asked backstage at the SAG Awards what might happen when the Oscar winQHUVDUHDQQRXQFHG)HE$IĂ HFN said: â€œI donâ€™t do handicapping or try to divine whatâ€™s going to happen down the road with movies. â€œI didnâ€™t get nominated as a director and I thought, â€˜OK, thatâ€™s that.â€™ Then I remembered that I was nominated as a producer,â€? said $IĂ HFNZKRDOUHDG\KDVDQRULJLQDO screenplay Oscar for writing 1997â€™s â€œGood Will Huntingâ€? with longtime friend Matt Damon. â€œNothing may happen but itâ€™s a wonderful opportunity to be on the ride and Iâ€™m really honored.â€? Many of the usual suspects throughout the lengthy awards season heard their names called again Sunday night, including Daniel Day-Lewis as best actor for his intense, deeply immersed
portrayal of the 16th U.S. president in â€œLincoln.â€? Accepting the prize on stage, he gave thanks to several of his colleagues including â€œThe Masterâ€? star Joaquin Phoenix (who did not receive a SAG nominaWLRQ /HRQDUGR'L&DSULRDQG/LDP Neeson. Backstage, Day-Lewis elaborated for reporters that DiCaprio urged him to stick with Steven Spielbergâ€™s project, which was in the works for many years. â€œHe said, â€˜Donâ€™t give up, heâ€™s the greatest man of the 19th century,â€™â€? Day-Lewis said. â€œSo this is all Leoâ€™s fault.â€? His co-star, Tommy Lee Jones, also won again in the supportingactor category for his lacerating portrayal of abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens in Spielbergâ€™s Civil War epic. Anne Hathaway, the frontrunner for best supporting actress at the Oscars and a winner already at the Golden Globes, won at the SAGs for her performance as the doomed prostitute Fantine in the gritty musical â€œLes Miserables.â€?
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No alarm, only one exit in Brazil nightclub fire JULIANNA BARBASSA
The nightclub Kiss was hot, steamy from the press of beer-fueled bodies dancing close. The Brazilian country band on stage was whipping the young crowd into a frenzy, launching into another fast-paced, accorGLRQGULYHQWXQHDQGOLJKWLQJĂ DUHVWKDWVSHZHGVLOYHU sparks into the air. It was another Saturday night in Santa Maria, a university town of about 260,000 on Brazilâ€™s southernmost tip. Then, in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, it turned LQWRDVFHQHRILQGHVFULEDEOHKRUURUDVVSDUNVOLWDĂ€UH LQWKHVRXQGSURRĂ€QJPDWHULDODERYHWKHVWDJHFKXUQLQJRXWEODFNWR[LFVPRNHDVĂ DPHVUDFHGWKURXJKWKH former beer warehouse, killing 231 people. â€œI was right there, so even though I was far from the door, at least I realized something was wrong,â€? said 5RGULJR 5L]]L D Ă€UVW\HDU QXUVLQJ VWXGHQW ZKR ZDV QH[WWRWKHVWDJHZKHQWKHĂ€UHEURNHRXWDQGZDWFKHG the tragedy unfold, horror-stricken and helpless. â€œOthers, who couldnâ€™t see the stage, never had a chance. They never saw it coming.â€? 7KHUH ZDV QR Ă€UH DODUP QR VSULQNOHUV QR Ă€UH HVFDSH ,Q YLRODWLRQ RI VWDWH VDIHW\ FRGHV Ă€UH H[WLQguishers were not spaced every 1,500 square feet, and there was only one exit. As the city buried its young Monday, questions were raised about whether Brazil is up to the task of ensuring the safety in venues for the World Cup next year, and the Olympics in 2016. Four people were arrested for questioning, including two band members and the nightclubâ€™s co-owner. Rizzi hadnâ€™t even planned on going out that night. He was talked into it by friends and knew dozens at WKHFOXE+HVDLGWKHĂ€UVWVLJQRIDSUREOHPZDVLQVXODtion dripping above the stage. 7KHĂ DPHVDWWKDWSRLQWZHUHEDUHO\QRWLFHDEOHMXVW WLQ\ WRQJXHV ODSSLQJ DW WKH Ă DPPDEOH PDWHULDO 7KH bandâ€™s singer, Marcelo dos Santos, noticed it and tried to put out the smoldering embers by squirting water from a bottle. FELIPE DANA / AP PHOTO The show kept going. Then, as the ceiling continued to ooze hot molten foam, dos Santos grabbed People march near the Kiss nightclub honoring the victims of early Sundayâ€™s fatal fire inside the club in Santa Maria, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. All the WKH GUXPPHUÂˇV ZDWHU ERWWOH DQG DLPHG LW DW WKH Ă€UH elements were in place for the tragedy at the Kiss nightclub early Sunday. The result was the worldâ€™s worst fire of its kind in more than a decade, with 231 That didnâ€™t work either, Rizzi said. A security guard people dead and this southern Brazilian college town in shock and mourning. KDQGHGWKHEDQGOHDGHUDĂ€UHH[WLQJXLVKHU+HDLPHG in couldnâ€™t see the stage. They continued to drink and surged blindly toward the door. beyond Kissâ€™ black, sound-proof double doors, said taxi but nothing came out; the extinguisher didnâ€™t work. dance, unaware of the danger spreading above them. Â´,ZDVKDOIZD\DFURVVWKHĂ RRU,FRXOGVHHWKHGRRU driver Edson Schifelbain, who was in his car, waiting At that point, Rizzi said, the singer motioned to the Then, the place became an inferno. but the air turned black with this thick smoke,â€? he said. for passengers. band to get out. Rizzi calmly made his way to the door The band members who headed straight for the door â€œI couldnâ€™t breathe. People started to panic and run A security guard poked his head out and said there ÂłWKHFOXEÂˇVRQO\H[LWÂłVWLOOWKLQNLQJLWZDVDVPDOOĂ€UH lived. One, Danilo Brauner, went back to get his accor- toward the door. They were falling, screaming, pulling ZDVDĂ€JKW$IUDFWLRQRIDVHFRQGODWHUVRPHRQHLQVLGH that would quickly be controlled. dion, and never made it out. at each other.â€? yelled â€œFire!â€? The manager opened the doors and it was The cavernous building was divided into several The air turned dense and dark with smoke; there The manager, meanwhile, was outside dealing with like opening the gates of hell, Schifelbain said. sections, including a pub and a VIP lounge â€” and hun- was no light, nothing pointing to the single exit. Rizzi a drunk and belligerent young man. No one there dreds of the college students and teenagers crammed found himself clawing through a panicked crowd that KDG DQ\ LQNOLQJ RI WKH GHVSHUDWH VFHQH XQIROGLQJ MXVW Âť Â BRAZIL Â NIGHTCLUB Â FIRE, Â B6
Immigration overhaul? Senators vow action ERICA WERNER
ASSOCIATED PRESS Side by side, leading Democratic and Republican senators pledged Monday to propel farreaching immigration legislation through the Senate by summer providing a possible path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people now in the U.S. illegally. The senators acknowledged pitfalls that have doomed such efforts in the past, but they suggested that Novemberâ€™s elections â€” with Hispanics voting heavily for President Barack Obama and other Democrats â€” could make this time different. Passage of the emotionally charged legislation by the Democratic-controlled Senate is far from assured, and a taller hurdle could
come later in the House, which is dominated by conservative Republicans whoâ€™ve shown little interest in immigration overhaul. Obama will lay out his own proposals Tuesday, most of which mirror the Senate plans. Besides the citizenship proviVLRQ LQFOXGLQJ QHZ TXDOLĂ€FDWLRQV the Senate measure would increase border security, allow more temporary workers to stay and crack down on employers who would hire illegal immigrants. The plans are still short on detail, and all the senators conceded that months of tedious and politically treacherous negotiations lie ahead. But with a re-elected Obama pledging his commitment, the lawmakers argued that six years after the last sustained congressional effort at an immigration over-
haul came up short in the Senate, chances for approval this year are much better. â€œOther bipartisan groups of senators have stood in the same spot before, trumpeting similar proposals,â€? said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. â€œBut we believe this will EH WKH \HDU &RQJUHVV Ă€QDOO\ JHWV it done. The politics on this issue have been turned upside down,â€? Schumer said, arguing that polls show more support than ever for immigration changes and political risk in opposing it. â€œElections. Elections,â€? said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. â€œThe Republican Party is losing the support of our Hispanic citizens. And we realize that there are many issues on which we think we are in agreement with our Hispanic citizens,
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Barge hits Miss. River bridge, oil clean up ongoing HOLBROOK MOHR
Gomez said United States Environmental Services, an oil spill response company, was collecting oily ZDWHU 2IĂ€FLDOV GLG QRW \HW KDYH DQ HVWLPDWH RI KRZ Experts say the stretch of Mississippi River where much oil had been pumped out, or how much spilled YHVVHO WUDIĂ€F ZDV KDOWHG DIWHU D EDUJH KLW D UDLOURDG into the Mississippi. Another Coast Guard spokesman, bridge on Sunday is one of the most dangerous along 3HWW\2IĂ€FHUUG&ODVV-RQDWKDQ/DOO\VDLGWKHRLOZDV the 2,500-mile-long river. Âť Â OIL Â CLEAN Â UP, Â B6 Late Monday, cleanup crews were skimming oily water near Vicksburg, a day after a barge struck a bridge, rupturing a compartment holding 80,000 gallons of oil. Authorities said that the oil was being contained and there was no evidence of it washing ashore downriver. Orange boom was stretched across part of the river downstream from the barge, and small boats patrolled the area as oil was pumped from the ruptured tank LQWRDQRWKHUWDQNRQWKHVDPHEDUJH2IĂ€FLDOVKRSHWR eventually transfer all the oil to another barge. Tugs were holding the barge at the bank on the Louisiana side of the river, directly across from Vicksburgâ€™s Riverwalk and Lady Luck casinos. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Ryan Gomez said a ELI BAYLIS / AP PHOTO tug was pushing two tank barges when the collision occurred about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Both barges were The towboat Natures Way Endeavor banks a barge damaged, but only one leaked. Authorities declared against the western bank of the Mississippi River, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 as an 18-wheeler crosses the bridge safe after an inspection.
the Interstate 20 bridge.
Congress passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy aid bill ANDREW MIGA
ASSOCIATED PRESS Three months after Superstorm Sandy ravaged coastal areas in much of the Northeast, Congress on Monday sent a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for storm victims to President Barack Obama for his signature. â€œI commend Congress for giving families and businesses the help they deserve, and I will sign this bill into law as soon as it hits my desk,â€? Obama said in a statement late Monday. Despite opposition from conservatives concerned about adding billions of dollars more to the nationâ€™s debt, the Senate cleared the long-delayed bill, 62-36, after House Republicans had stripped it earlier this month of spending unrelated to disasters. All 36 votes against the bill were from Republican senators. â€œThis is a huge relief,â€? said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., noting the vote came 91 days after Sandy struck. The House passed the bill two weeks ago. Lawmakers say the money is urgently needed to start rebuilding homes, businesses, public transportation facilities and other infrastructure damaged by the Oct. 29 storm, one of the worst to strike the Northeast. Sandy roared up the East Coast and is blamed for more than 130 deaths and tens of billions of dollars in property damage, particularly in New York and New Jersey. The measure is aimed primarily at helping residents and businesses as well as state and local governments rebuild. The biggest chunk of money is $16 billion for Housing and Urban Development Department community development block grants. Of that, about $12.1 billion will be shared among Sandy victims as well as those from other federally declared disasters in 2011-2013. The UHPDLQLQJ ELOOLRQ LV VROHO\ IRU 6DQG\UHODWHG SURMects. More than $11 billion will go to the Federal Emergency Management Agencyâ€™s disaster relief aid fund for providing shelter, restoring power and other storminterrupted utility services and meeting other immediate needs arising from Sandy and other disasters. Another $10 billion is devoted to repairing New York and New Jersey transit systems and making them more resistant to future storms. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., said Republicans werenâ€™t seeking â€œto undermineâ€? help for Sandy victims but
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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., left, react after the Senate passed a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
instead were trying to make sure that the money was actually being spent on emergency needs. â€œWeâ€™re simply trying to say we need some standards,â€? Coats said. Earlier in January, Congress approved and Obama signed a $9.7 billion bill to replenish the National Flood Insurance Program, which has received well over Ă RRGLQVXUDQFHFODLPVUHODWHGWR6DQG\ Added to the new, $50.5 billion package, the total is roughly in line with the $60.4 billion that Obama requested in December. The aid package was greased for passage before the ODVW &RQJUHVV DGMRXUQHG DQG WKH QHZ RQH FDPH LQ RQ Jan. 3. But Speaker John Boehner refused to bring it to WKH Ă RRU DIWHU WZRWKLUGV RI +RXVH 5HSXEOLFDQV YRWHG
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contained and skimmers would work through the night collecting it. +HVDLGDĂ \RYHUE\D&RDVW*XDUG helicopter from Vicksburg 50 miles to the south found no evidence of shoreline impact. Authorities said a major environmental disaster was unlikely as the swift current dispersed the oil. They were less certain when the river would reopen to vessels. Drew Smith, a hydraulic engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers, ZRXOGQÂˇW VSHFXODWH RQ WKH VSHFLĂ€F cause of Sundayâ€™s crash, which is under investigation by the Coast Guard. But he said the Mississippi at Vicksburg is challenging for southbound vessels, mostly barges carrying grain and other products from the nationâ€™s heartland. Southbound tows must travel IDVWHUWKDQWKHĂ RZRIWKHZDWHUIRU their rudders to steer effectively. At Vicksburg they must negotiate a 120-degree turn on the meandering Mississippi, then straighten up to pass under the railroad bridge and the Interstate 20 bridge. 7KH WDVN LV PDGH PRUH GLIĂ€FXOW E\WKH<D]RR5LYHUZKLFKHPSWLHV into the Mississippi north of the bridges, increasing the speed of the current. Herman Smith, superintendent of the Vicksburg Bridge Commission, said the railroad bridge is struck once or twice a year, usually during periods of high water. During the riverâ€™s historic 2011 Ă RRG WKH VSDQ WRRN Ă€YH KLWV RYHU WZR ZHHNV 7KH ULYHU LVQÂˇW LQ Ă RRG stage now, he said. â€œThereâ€™s a curve to the north of us, about three-quarters to a mile away from us. But itâ€™s the current,â€? Herman Smith said. The riverâ€™s other most dangerous stretch is at St. Louis. There, six bridges cross the river over a distance of four mils, Smith said. On Monday, 31 tugboats, barges and other vessels were parked waiting for the river to reopen, said Army Corps spokesman KavanaXJK%UHD]HDOH7KHULYHUZDVFORVHG WRWUDIĂ€FIRUPLOHVÂłHLJKWPLOHV north and eight miles south of Vicksburg.
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President Barack Obama meets with representatives from Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriffs Association in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Washington, to discuss policies put forward by President Obama to reduce gun violence.
Police push for background checks on gun purchases NEDRA PICKLER
ASSOCIATED PRESS Law enforcement leaders who met with President Barack Obama Monday urged him to focus on strengthening gun purchase background checks and mental health systems, but did not unify behind his more controversial gun control efforts. The message from sheriffs and police chiefs gathered at the White +RXVH UHĂ HFWHG WKH SROLWLFDO UHDOity in Congress that the assault weapons ban in particular is likely to have a hard time winning broad support. â€œWeâ€™re very supportive of the assault weapons ban,â€? as police
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chiefs, said Montgomery County, Md., Police Chief J. Thomas Manger in an interview with The Associated Press. â€œBut I think everybody understands that may be a real tough battle to win. And one of the things that the president did say is that we canâ€™t look at it like we have to get all of these things or we havenâ€™t won.â€? Opinions over an assault weapons ban and limits on high capacLW\ PDJD]LQHV Âł WZR PHDVXUHV the president supports â€” were divided in the room. While Manger said the police chiefs from the large cities support that kind of gun control, some of the elected sheriffs who were in
the meeting may not. â€œI think what was made clear was that gun control in itself is not the salvation to this issue,â€? VDLG 6KHULII 3DXO )LW]JHUDOG RI Story County, Iowa, one of 13 law enforcement leaders who met with the president, vice president and Cabinet members for more than an hour, seated around a conference table in the Roosevelt Room. Among the participants included three chiefs that responded to the worst shootings of 2012, including Aurora, Colo., where 12 were killed in July; Oak Creek, Wis., where six died in an assault on a Sikh temple, and Newtown, Conn., scene of the most recent mass tragedy that left 20
ensure that employers do not hire illegal immigrants in the future and allowing more low-skill and agricultural workers. In a sign of the challenges ahead, the proposals immediately got a cool reaction from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. â€œThis effort is too important to be written in a back room DQG VHQW WR WKH Ă RRU ZLWK D WDNHLWRUOHDYH LW DSSURDFKÂľ McConnell said. â€œIt needs to be done on a bipartisan basis and include ideas from both sides of the aisle.â€? 6HQ-HII6HVVLRQV5$ODVDLGRQWKH6HQDWHĂ RRUÂ´1RRQH should expect members of the Senate are just going to rubberstamp what a group has met and decided.â€? 6HQ7HG&UX]57H[DVVDLGKHZDVFRQFHUQHGDERXWWKH SURSRVHGSDWKWRFLWL]HQVKLS â€œTo allow those who came here illegally to be placed on such a path is both inconsistent with rule of law and profoundly unfair to the millions of legal immigrants who waited \HDUVLIQRWGHFDGHVWRFRPHWR$PHULFDOHJDOO\ÂľVDLG&UX] A year after Border Patrol apprehensions of illegal border crossers plunged to the lowest levels in nearly 40 years agents have seen a slight increase in arrests, according to Border Patrol arrest data obtained by The Associated Press. In the budget year that ended in September, Border Patrol agents arrested 356,873 would-be border crossers along the Mexican ERUGHU,QĂ€VFDO\HDUDJHQWVDORQJWKH0H[LFDQERUGHU made 327,577 arrests. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., applauded the framework and said, â€œI will do everything in my power WRJHWDELOODFURVVWKHĂ€QLVKOLQHÂľ Pressures from outside groups from business to orgaQL]HGODERUWRLPPLJUDQWVWKHPVHOYHVZLOOEHLPPHQVHHYHQ
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as lawmakers warily eye voters for their reaction. Besides McCain and Schumer, the senators endorsing the new principles Monday were Democrats Dick Durbin of IlliQRLV5REHUW0HQHQGH]RI1HZ-HUVH\DQG0LFKDHO%HQQHWRI Colorado and Republicans Lindsey Graham of South CaroOLQD0DUFR5XELRRI)ORULGDDQG-HII)ODNHRI$UL]RQD Several of them have worked for years on the issue. McCain collaborated with the late Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on the comprehensive immigration legislation pushed by then-President George W. Bush that failed in 2007. The group claims a notable newcomer in Rubio, a potential 2016 presidential candidate whose conservative bona Ă€GHV PD\ KHOS VPRRWK WKH ZD\ IRU VXSSRUW DPRQJ FRQVHUvatives wary of anything that smacks of amnesty. Rubio has been working with the group while also detailing his own similar immigration proposals to selected media, getting a generally positive reaction from conservative media. â€œThere are 11 million human beings in this country today that are undocumented. Thatâ€™s not something that anyone is happy about; thatâ€™s not something that anyone wanted to see happen, but that is what happened. And we have an obligation and the need to address the reality of the situation that we face,â€? Rubio said Monday.
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DJDLQVW D Â´Ă€VFDO FOLIIÂľ GHĂ€FLWUHGXFWLRQ GHDO raising taxes on couples making more than $450,000 a year while deferring some $24 billion in spending cuts to defense and domestic programs. The ruckus after the Senate had passed an earlier $60.4 billion Sandy relief package by a nearly 2-to-1 margin on Dec. 28 exposed deep political divisions within Republican ranks. â€œThereâ€™s only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims, the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner,â€? Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fumed at the time. Top House Republicans responded by bringing new Sandy aid legislation to the Ă RRU XQGHU JURXQG UXOHV GHVLJQHG WR ZLQ over as many Republicans as possible while retaining support from Democrats eager to approve as much in disaster aid as possible. GOP leaders cut spending in the Senate bill unrelated to disasters. One would have transferred $1 billion for training Iraqi policemen to instead be used to bolster secu-
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In this Jan. 3, 2013 photo, a beach front home that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy rests in the sand in Bay Head, N.J.
rity at U.S. diplomatic missions. The shift in money followed a Sept. 11 terrorist attack on WKH $PHULFDQ FRQVXODWH LQ %HQJKD]L /LE\D where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed.
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such as Alaska and Mississippi could have shared. After all the cost-cutting, 179 House Republicans still voted against the disaster aid package with only 49 favoring it. GOP leaders had to rely on yes votes from 192 Democrats to pass it. As with past natural disasters, the Sandy aid bill is not offset with spending cuts, PHDQLQJWKHDLGDGGVWRWKHGHĂ€FLW The lone exception is an offset provision requiring that $3.4 billion for Army Corps of Engineers projects to protect against future storms be covered by an equal amount of XQVSHFLĂ€HG VSHQGLQJ FXWV LQ RWKHU SURgrams before next October. The Senate on Monday rejected, 35-62, an attempt by Sen. 0LNH /HH 58WDK WR DPHQG WKH Ă€QDO SDFNage Monday with a provision to cut federal programs across the board by one-half of 1 percent through 2021 as a way to prevent the disaster aid from swelling the U.S. debt. As of Monday, FEMA said it spent $3.3 billion in disaster relief money for shelter, restoring power and other immediate needs arising from the storm. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, New Hampshire, Ohio, Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia have shared that money.
Young men and women, mouths and eyes blackened with soot, clothes tattered, tumbled out screaming and crying. Some ran right over his taxi and two other cabs parked nearby, breaking mirrors, windshields, bashing in the doors. +RUULĂ€HG KH UHDOL]HG KLV FDE was in their way, but couldnâ€™t move it because there were bodies hunched over it, collapsed in front of the tires, everywhere. â€œThe horror I saw in their faces, the terror, Iâ€™ll never forget,â€? he said. Two girls gasping for air climbed into his car, and as soon as he was able, he sped the six miles (10 kilometers) to the university hospital. â€œOne of them was crying all the way, screaming, â€˜My friend is dying,â€™â€? he said. â€œI did what I could. I donâ€™t know what happened to those girls.â€? Inside the club, metal barriers PHDQWWRRUJDQL]HWKHOLQHVRISHRSOH entering and leaving became traps, corralling desperate patrons within yards of the exit. Bodies piled up against the grates, smothered and broken by the crushing mob. 5L]]LZDVVWXFNXQDEOHWRPRYH taking in gulps of smoke, feeling the gaseous mix burn his lungs. He was within seconds of passing out, he said, when the whole IUHQ]LHGPDVVVXGGHQO\OXUFKHGIRUward. The gates gave way, and everyRQH WRSSOHG RYHU 5L]]L ZDV O\LQJ on top of two or three people, several more heaped on top of him. He stuck out his hands, smacking them against the sidewalk and door. Someone pulled him to safety. â€œTo get out, I climbed, I pulled peopleâ€™s hair. I felt other people grabbing me, hitting me in the face,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s hard to describe the horror. But once I was outside, I recovered, and started pulling out the others.â€? Soon, he said, the street was a sea of bodies. This was the scene 24-year-old *DEULHO %DUFHOORV 'LVFRQ]L IRXQG when he arrived about 3:30 a.m., an KRXUDIWHUĂ€UHEURNHRXW Wakened by a phone call from friends, the club regular immediately started pulling out bodies as smoke spewed so thick that entering the building was unthinkable. Using sledgehammers and picks and their bare hands, he and other young men broke down the walls. Born and bred in Santa Maria, the RXWJRLQJ\RXQJODZ\HUKDGGR]HQV of friends and acquaintances inside. â€œIt was all so fast, there was no time for anything, no time for crying over a friend,â€? he said. â€œIt was dead people over here, living over there. Body after body after body.â€? %RWK 5L]]L DQG 'LVFRQ]L ZHUH there when they broke into one of the bathrooms and found a tableau of nearly indescribable desperation: It was crammed with bodies, tangled and tossed like dolls, piled as KLJKDV5L]]LÂˇVFKHVW In the darkness and confusion, concert-goers had rushed into the bathroom thinking it was an exit. They died, crushed and airless in the dark. â€œIâ€™ll never forget the wall of SHRSOHÂľ5L]]LVDLG 'LVFRQ]L KHOSHG ORDG WKHP LQWR a truck. Just the dead jammed into WKDWEDWKURRPĂ€OOHGDQHQWLUHWUXFN he said. By this time, the city was waking up to the dimension of the tragedy unfolding at its heart. Doctors, nurses and psychologists began arriving, giving immediate assistance â€” checking eyes DQG UHVSLUDWRU\ SDVVDJHV VWDELOL]ing the burned, resuscitating those whose hearts had stopped or lungs had failed because of the smoke. The living they loaded into ambulances. The mounting number of dead went into trucks. At Charity Hospital, the regionâ€™s largest, â€œit was a war scene,â€? said Dr. Ronald Bossemeyer, the technical director. â€œTrying to give care, comfort the living, and keep family members who started to arrive from overwhelming everything â€” it was madness,â€? he said, choking back tears. â€œThe wounded, the doctors, people running with saline, with oxygen. Weâ€™ve never seen so many patients.â€? As families waited, nurses and technicians ran back and forth, bringing an earring, a shoe, a wallet, anything that could help identify those still living, Bossemeyer said.
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EQUINOX STAFF With just a handful of games remaining on the schedule for the 2012-2013 Keene State College menâ€™s basketball team, their true form has yet to take shape. Their record stands at 10-7 (5-3 in the Little East ConIHUHQFH KHDGLQJLQWRWKHĂ€QDOVWUHWFKRIWKHVHDVRQDQG with the high expectations coming into the year, this is not where they wanted to be. Head Coach Rob Colbert explained, â€œIâ€™m not at all happy with where weâ€™re at right now. Iâ€™m disappointed in our ability to be consistent. Weâ€™ve shown signs of being able to play at a really high level, but weâ€™ve also shown signs of just the opposite.â€? While most were on winter break enjoying the sights and pleasantries of being home, the menâ€™s basketball team never really left the court.
From Dec. 28, 2012 to Jan. 19, 2013, the team accumulated a record of 5-3 including conference wins over Western Connecticut State University, Plymouth State University and UMass-Dartmouth. But a slow start to the year has left this team sitting at fourth in the Little East Conference now. Senior guard Ryan Martin acknowledged this. â€œI think coming into this year we knew we had a lot of talent and we started off the season underachieving a lot,â€? Martin said. Colbert echoed the early struggles. â€œIn the beginning, it was our understanding of what it is to compete, learning what it means to compete took an awful long time. Now, it is a matter of being mentally tough enough to be consistent and to execute and to bring that every day,â€? Colbert said.
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EQUINOX STAFF Six weeks at home, six weeks on vacation, six weeks of relaxing with family and friends. While most students chose to spend the much needed time off from school and work responsibilities, many college athletes spent their time training hard DQGZRUNLQJRQUHĂ€QLQJWKHLUVNLOOVLQDQ DWWHPSW WR Ă€QLVK RXW WKHLU ZLQWHU VHDVRQ as champions. This was the case for the Keene State College swimming and diving teams. Their coaches said they feel they have returned to the pool stronger and faster than HYHUZLWKJUHDWFRQĂ€GHQFHLQGHIHDWLQJWKHLU opponents.
KSC freshman Matt Ahlberg competes in a home meet vs. Tufts University on Nov. 18, 2012. The meet was held at the pool located in the Spaulding Gymnasium.
7KRXJKQRWDOOWUDFNDQGĂ€HOGDWKletes came back to Keene at the same time, most were here to enjoy the Though the semester is just beginning, the FDPSXVVSHFLĂ€FDOO\WKHJ\PZKLOHWKH ZLQWHULQGRRUWUDFNDQGĂ€HOGWHDPDW.HHQH6WDWH rest of the campus was home for winter College is in full swing. While coaches couldnâ€™t break. Senior Thomas Paquette said he keep an eye on athletes when they were home enjoyed being up here with just the athfor winter break, KSC head track coach, Peter letes. Thomas helped athletes prepare a routine to help â€œI love it. Itâ€™s a lot quieter, it feels like Iâ€™ve them stay in shape over the break. Thomas prints got Keene to myself,â€? Paquette said. out a packet for each of his athletes to guide them However, not all the athletes shared when they are away from school. Paquetteâ€™s enthusiasm about returning early. However, Thomas said the sooner they return Senior Janel Haggerty said although the to KSC the better. Thomas noted that there is usu- empty gym was nice, she was in no hurry to ally a correlation between being at school and return to Keene. being successful. â€œI didnâ€™t want to cut my break short. I like â€œThe kids really want to excel here, and gener- being home and not having to worry about ally when theyâ€™re here they do better,â€? Thomas school,â€? Haggerty said. Being away from Keene said. Âť Â WINTER Â BREAK Â ADJUSTMENTS, Â B8
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KSC freshman Tre Tipton drives to the hoop during a game against UMassDartmouth in the Spaulding Gymnasium on Jan. 19, 2013.
According to assistant coach Dan Morse, Â´&RQĂ€GHQFHFRPHVZLWKSUHSDUDWLRQÂľDQGWKLV year much of the teamâ€™s preparation took place in Florida, where the athletes were able to slip away from the bitter cold weather, relax a bit and take in the smell of chlorine in a different setting. Morse explained that the facilities that are accessible to the swimmers are much larger and helped many of them reach their personal goals. The warm weather was also a positive in the sense that it kept the athletes in good spirits while training, according to Morse. â€œWe work really hard over the winter break because the athletes donâ€™t have classes or school work to worry about,â€? Morse said.
starters from last season leaving senior Siobhan Carnell as the only main-minute returnee. As of Jan. 22, Carnell leads the team in scoring by Spaulding Gymnasium hasnâ€™t been overly kind averaging over 16 points per game which lands her to the Keene State College Womenâ€™s Basketball team second in the Little East Conference in the offensive thus far into the 2012-13 campaign. The Owls post a category. 4-6 record at home this season while only hosting With the exception of sophomore Christan Wojtas, two more contests in the regular season on their the Owls have shown minimal support cushioning the home court. offensive side of the ball. However, KSCâ€™s players feel the struggles on The team also signed a mid-season transfer student the court arenâ€™t caused by the environment of Kelsey Cognetta who has helped strengthen the teamâ€™s play, but how they play as a team. guard play. .6& Ă€QLVKHG DW KRPH ODVW VHDVRQ WR .6& Ă€QGV WKHPVHOYHV LQ WKH PLGGOH RI WKH /LWWOH credit their 19-10 overall record, but this season (DVWVWDQGLQJVZKLOHSODQWHGĂ€IWKLQWKHFRQIHUHQFHRI has shown onlookers that there is an ample eight teams in overall scoring. DPRXQW RI FKDQJH WKDW FDQ Ă XFWXDWH D WHDP The Owls score just under 60 points per game. from season to season. Nikki Cote, assistant coach of the Owls and a grad7KH 2ZOV JUDGXDWHG IRXU RI WKHLU Ă€YH
KSC sophomore Ben Keach (above) exhibits major success this season. In the Springfield Invitational on Jan. 26, 2013, Keach placed first in the shot put, throwing 14.57 meters.
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KSC womenâ€™s basketball head coach, Keith Boucher talks to his team during a timeout in a game against UMass-Dartmouth on Jan. 19, 2013.
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Congratulations to Anthony Mariano on 1,000 points MICHELLE BERTHIAUME
SPORTS EDITOR Jan. 12, 2013 was no regular day for KSC senior, Anthony Mariano. A four-year member of the Keene State College menâ€™s basketball team, Mariano netted his onethousandth point during a game at Rhode ,VODQG&ROOHJH The Owls lost the game due to a buzzer EHDWHU IURP 5KRGH ,VODQG &ROOHJHÂˇV 7RP DeCiantis. But it was a special day for Mariano, nonetheless. A captain of this yearâ€™s squad, Mariano has played a crucial role as the teamâ€™s sixth man. According to KeeneOwls.com, Mariano is second on the team in scoring, averaging 14.8 points per game. He is also grabbing 4.5 rebounds per game. Hailing from Naugatuck, Conn., Anthony Mariano made an instant impact as a Keene State College Owl. He was named the Little East Conference rookie of the year, KeeneOwls.com said. Mariano averaged 12.3 points per game his freshman year. Mariano continues to contribute to the 2ZOVDVWKHĂ€UVWRQHRIIWKHEHQFK+HVWLOO averages almost 25 minutes per game.
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Anthony Mariano is presented his 1,000 point ball from KSC menâ€™s head basketball coach Robert Colbert before a game against UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in the Spaulding Gymnasium.
tance of not having to race back into shape once the break ends, and to come back stronger than when you left KSC. â€œWinter break makes or breaks your indoor season basically,â€? Paquette added. Haggerty said she learned from experience the impor(Cont from. B10) tance of disciplined training while at home. She said she gives athletes a chance to relax and recover, Haggerty added. didnâ€™t work as hard over her freshman winter break as she But some athletes take rest and relaxation a little too far, KDVPRUHUHFHQWO\Â´,NLQGRIWKRXJKWÂśRK,FDQJRRQEUHDN Thomas said. He said, â€œSome are farther ahead of the curve, DQG MXVW UXQ ZKHQHYHU , ZDQWHG WR DQG , ZRXOG FRPH EDFN DQGEHĂ€QHÂˇDQGWKDWZDVQÂˇWWKHFDVHDWDOOÂľ+DJJHUW\VDLG others are playing catch-up. De-training happens quickly.â€? Coach Napolitano said the older, more experienced athHead Throwing Coach, John Napolitano said maintaining letes are usually the ones who display the necessary dedicaĂ€WQHVVLVLPSRUWDQWRYHUWKHEUHDNÂ´,JLYHWKHPVRPHZRUNtion over the break and freshmen sometimes donâ€™t get the outs in order to stay in shape and not go home and put on ten message. pounds of turkey from the holidays,â€? Napolitano said. Â´7KHIUHVKPHQKDYHQÂˇWTXLWHĂ€JXUHGWKDWRXW\HWEHFDXVH The structure and discipline is certainly helping some athWKH\ GRQÂˇW NQRZ ZKDWÂˇV DKHDG RI WKHP ,WÂˇV D ORQJ VHDVRQ letes. 6RPHRIWKHPĂ€JXUHLWRXWEHIRUHEXWVRPHRIWKHPKDYHWR Thomas Paquette said he has learned to take the winter EUHDN PRUH VHULRXVO\ VLQFH KLV IUHVKPDQ \HDU Â´,W ZDV MXVW learn the hard way,â€? Napolitano said. Thomas said that while he tries to keep in touch with hard as a freshman to comprehend that running over break his athletes over break, he still canâ€™t be sure of what kind LV EHQHĂ€FLDO $V D IUHVKPDQ , ZDVQÂˇW DV GLVFLSOLQHG 1RZ of work theyâ€™re putting in. He asked his runners to update DV D VHQLRU , NQRZ WKH LPSRUWDQFH RI WUDLQLQJ HVSHFLDOO\ LI him weekly via email. Thomas also said he had phone conyou want to get ahead of the game and become stronger,â€? versations with many of his athletes while they were away. Paquette said. While the dedicated athletes will stay on top of their training, Paquette noted that Coach Thomas stresses the impor-
winter break can really hurt others, Thomas said. â€œThe ones that need more guidance, it affects them a lot, because theyâ€™re left to their own devices at home and itâ€™s easier sometimes to say itâ€™s too cold or too snowy to go out and run. So they may train three days a week instead of six days a week,â€? Thomas said. Both coaches said they understand some athletes have to ZRUNRYHUWKHEUHDNMXVWWRDIIRUGFRPLQJEDFN1DSROLWDQR said that while itâ€™s hard, it can be done, and he knows from experience. Â´,P\VHOIZDVDQDWKOHWHDW>.6&@,KDGWRSD\P\RZQZD\ WKURXJKFROOHJHDQG,XQGHUVWDQGWKDWLWÂˇVKDUGEXWLWFDQEH GRQH DQG , KDYH NLGV RQ P\ WHDP ZKR GR LW DQG DUH GRLQJ very well,â€? Napolitano said. 1DSROLWDQRVDLGKLVWHDPÂśVELJJHVWURRPIRULPSURYHPHQW is how they compete. â€œWeâ€™re getting stronger; weâ€™re getting better at throwing. But we have to get better at competing,â€? Napolitano said. :LWKFRQIHUHQFHFKDPSLRQVKLSVDQGQDWLRQDOVMXVWDURXQG the corner, competition will be at a premium.
For her performances as the Keene State College Womenâ€™s Basketball teamâ€™s top scorer, this weekâ€™s Athlete of the Week is Siobhan Carnell. The 5â€™9â€? guard has emerged DVDSUROLĂ€FVFRULQJWDOHQWIRUWKH Owls averaging over 16 points per game this season. Coming back from winter break, KSC has hit at three-game slide, but Carnell has been in top form. She has averaged 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals per game over the stretch. Carnellâ€™s highlight performance came in KSCâ€™s 69-48 loss to Little East Conference opponent UMass-Boston. Carnell had a game-high 20 points and 6 rebounds in the game. --7KH Ă€UVW UXQQHU XS WKLV ZHHN is senior guard Ryan Martin of the menâ€™s basketball team. Martin led the team to a highscoring 91-82 victory over UMassBoston. The senior leader had game-highs with 23 points and 5 assists in the conference match-up. Martin was a constant presence on the court, logging 34 minutes of playing time, and didnâ€™t record a single turnover in the contest. --For his top-distance at the 6SULQJĂ€HOG &ROOHJH ,QYLWDWLRQDO Meet, the second runner-up this week is Ben Keach. The sophoPRUHWRRNKRPHĂ€UVWSODFHLQWKH shot put for the KSC track and Ă€HOGWHDP Keach out-threw the competition with a 14.57-meter result. He was the only Owl to score for the menâ€™s team at the meet.
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â€œThe championship is a month from today, and this team has the ability talent wise to win it, does it have the fortitude? I donâ€™t know yet,â€? Colbert said. Fazio explained, â€œI think we [as a team] are FRPLQJDORQJ:HKDYHQÂˇWKLWRXUSHDNRUSOD\HG our best basketball yet.â€? One thing that is clear is that this team has the talent and ability to compete with any team out there. They have a legitimate low post scoring WKUHDW DQG GHIHQVLYH PHQDFH LQ 5DVKDG :ULJKW WKDW ZLOO JLYH DQ\ WHDP D Ă€W :ULJKW LV DYHUDJing 11.1 points per game while grabbing nine rebounds and shelling out 1.9 blocks per game. The quick hands of Ryan Martin also proved to create high preseason expectations. Martin, named a preseason All-American by D3hoops. com, averages 15.6 points per game. Not to mention a number of other players contributing to the point total every night. Senior Anthony Mariano averages 14.8 points per game off the bench. Senior Eric Fazio also chips in 11 points a night. So what needs to change for this team to really take off and play to its potential? Colbert said he believes he needs to bring it back to the basics somewhat. â€œI think Iâ€™ve got to do a much better job simplifying what theyâ€™ve got to do. Getting guys to just do their job, donâ€™t try and do more and canâ€™t do any less.â€? Colbert continued, â€œThe big three have to VKRZ XS 5DVKDG >:ULJKW@ $QWKRQ\ >0DULDQR@ and Ryan [Martin]. They donâ€™t have to score 40 but they need a consistent performance, everything else will be icing on the cake.â€? Ryan Martin had his own take on it. â€œCoach knows the guys and has seen what works and what doesnâ€™t, itâ€™s just our turn now to play better,â€? he said. One thing that doesnâ€™t need any changing is the play and demeanor of the younger players on squad. Smart and solid play from Freshmen Tre Tipton and Jesse LaCroix has been crucial for the Owls. On the impact of the young players, â€œOur younger guys have really been resilient. Iâ€™m happy with everyone of them, this younger group LVVRPHZKDWXQĂ DSSDEOHÂľ&ROEHUWVDLG Tipton has found himself in the starting line up, while Lacroix contributes solid minutes off the bench. Coach Colbert said that with Tipton in the starting line up, Ryan Martin has been able to move from the point guard spot to the shooting guard. &ROEHUW FRQWLQXHG Â´:LWK 0DUWLQ DV WKH WZR guard, we are more easily able to get him the ball and ease the workload of covering the opponents point guard all game.â€?
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KSC senior Eric Fazio drives to the hoop during a game against Eastern Connecticut State University on Jan. 22 in the Spaulding Gymnasium.
Everything this team has worked for all year will now boil down to these last games as they attempt to put it all together and make the push to climb up atop the LEC. It is most certainly worth noting that senior forward Fazio can reach the 1,000-point mark for his career over these next eight games, a milestone that speaks for itself. He would join Anthony Mariano and Ryan Martin, who have both reached the 1,000-point mark this season.
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dope?â€? Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. In ZKDW:LQIUH\KDVFDOOHGWKHPRVW important interview of her television career, she couldnâ€™t be accused of burying the lead. It set up everything that folORZHG LQ WKH Ă€UVW PLQXWH VHJment of Armstrongâ€™s confessional (Part two is set to air Friday). The passage also established that the disgraced cycling champion had spent much of his life as an aggressive liar and weakened a lot of what was to follow as a viewing experience. Armstrong even admitted it at points. He knew people tuning in would have a hard time believing much of what he said. There were no tears, no pleading for sympathy. Armstrong was a beaten man, and he knew it.
Fazio said, â€œThatâ€™d be a great achievement, it would be awesome. Iâ€™m just letting it come to me. ,ÂˇPQRWUHDOO\VWUHVVLQJLW,ÂˇGUDWKHUZLQĂ€UVWSODFH than score 1,000.â€? Needless to say, despite the slow start, there are still things for fans to keep their eyes eye on as the basketball season winds down.
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uate from last yearâ€™s program, said WKH 2ZOV QHHG VRPH PRUH Ă€UH power to work with Carnell on offense if they want to win games. â€œRight now what isnâ€™t working is the fact that we arenâ€™t adjusting to the defense when they do stop Siobhan [Carnell],â€? Cote said. Carnell is the only senior on the Owls who would classify KSC as a â€œyoungâ€? team. Cote said that along with working on their game outside of practice, focus is the missing link to winning games. â€œFocus is a big thing right now, I think itâ€™s what weâ€™re lacking,â€? Cote VDLGÂ´:HÂˇUHQRWSOD\LQJSHRSOHWKH way we talk about playing them during practice.â€? Cote said that studying opponents before games is necessary to coming out and playing well the following day. Carnell said that scouting the teams is important along with communicating when it matters the most. Â´:H QHHG WR NQRZ ZKDW GHIHQVH weâ€™re supposed to be in against the personnel,â€? Carnell said. â€œThey
Jay McAree can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org [coaches] give us a scouting report before every game which tells us who can do what on the other team.â€? â€œEveryone needs to know what possible match ups that can happen on a switch and knowing with their tendencies are as a team,â€? Carnell said. Junior Brianna McCain said that focusing on style of play is important right now at this point in the season. â€œCoach always tells us to look at each possession as â€˜score, stop, VFRUHÂˇÂľ0F&DLQVDLGÂ´:HGRWKLVLQ practice all the time. I think that is what we really need to focus on.â€? The KSC Owls hold a 7-11 record as they enter their second wave of contests with fellow Little East Conference opponents. :LWKDFRQIHUHQFHUHFRUGFXUrently, the Owls have six games left in the LEC. Every LEC team is chasing University of Southern Maine, who is undefeated on the season. Â´:H SOD\HG SUHWW\ ZHOO DJDLQVW Southern Maine in the break,â€? CarQHOOVDLGÂ´:HFDQSOD\ZHOODJDLQVW any team in our conference and have a chance to win every game.â€? Nikki Cote said she wants the 2ZOVWREHDEOHWRJHWSDVWWKHLUĂ€UVW round games in the post-season with hopes of the team making a run.
â€œThey have a lot of free time so we usually try to take all that up during practice.â€? 7KHWHDPLVYHU\VWURQJĂ€WDQG ready for Nationals this year as at least six swimmers have already TXDOLĂ€HG RU PDGH WKHLU FXWV according to Morse. These swimmers include Drew Ledwith, Julie Trodden and -RVK 7XOOHU ZKR TXDOLĂ€HG IRU WKH regional competition in diving. â€œIâ€™ve never seen an entire team ORRN VR Ă€WÂľ 0RUVH VDLG Â´DQG , think that overall, it will help their FRQĂ€GHQFHIRUFRPSHWLWLRQÂľ:LWK six weeks left to train for Nationals that will take place in Texas, Morse said he hopes to see a good combined effort from the team to help keep each other going, and continue their upsets against their opponents. Freshman Corrina Nickerson and sophomore Diana Pimer also had much to add to the recap of their season, including the difĂ€FXOWLHV RI WUDLQLQJ 1LFNHUVRQ explained that training, especially LQ)ORULGDZDVTXLWHGLIĂ€FXOWEXW also rewarding. Â´:HGLGDORWRIGLIIHUHQWWUDLQing, which was really hard, but we got through it because all the teammates were really positive the whole way, which helped coming in as a freshman, not knowing what to expect,â€? she said. Swimmer and National %FXW TXDOLĂ€HU 'LDQD 3LPHU DOVR explained that the positive outlook this year in Florida was much better than it was a year ago. She commented, â€œThe atmosphere and team bonding helped a lot for training, and kept very positive attitudes for competitions as well, and when we got back, practices were separate, which really allowed each individual team to get to know each other better.â€? Head Coach John Fabian seemed to be pleased as well, explaining to Pimer that they look
good as a team. â€œ[Fabian] told us that we look really great swimming wise and team-wise,â€? Pimer said, â€œand all the work weâ€™ve put LQ KHÂˇV YHU\ FRQĂ€GHQW IRU FKDPpionships, which makes all of the girls very positive as well because that overall reinforcement relaxes us.â€? The boys on the other hand, while agreeing with the girls on how training in Florida went, had an outlook expressing a much simpler take, since they are just ready to swim and looking forward to the New England Championships. Senior Mark Marois said that the team has been working very hard, pointing out a key swimmer who recently returned to the pool after a mono outbreak, and performed fairly well. â€œThe quick recovery was exactly what we needed for relays,â€? Marois said. He also stated that with the teams practicing separately this season, it was a nice change-up for the guys to train without the girls. â€œThe team is a lot bigger this year, so it was more split between the men and women, so it was good for the guys to have time together without the girls,â€? Marois explained. Sophomore swimmer, Randall Dunton also added that Coach Fabian seemed much more UHOD[HG DQG FRQĂ€GHQW ZLWK WKH way the team had been performing this year, both at home and their time in Florida. He said, â€œThe team building and chemistry seemed better, DQG-DFNZDVGHĂ€QLWHO\ZD\PRUH relaxed, which helped us perform better.â€? As the winter continues, the team hopes to see some big accomplishments and goals met for these hard-working swimmers in the New England Championships in early March along with the National Championships in late March. Lyndsay Krisel can be contacted at email@example.com
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KSC freshman Laurie Allien looks for a teammate during a game against Eastern Connecticut State University on Jan. 22, 2013 in the Spaulding Gymnasium.
â€œHopefully we can get past round 7KH2ZOVDUHRQWKHURDGWKLV one and get into the semis,â€? Cote season and in the past three seasons, said. â€œBut, weâ€™ve got to just take it KSC has played their better confergame by game.â€? ence basketball at home. Keene travels to Gorham, Maine, RQ )HE WR SOD\ WKH 8QLYHUVLW\ RI Brian Schnee can be contacted at Southern Maine Huskies. firstname.lastname@example.org
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