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Campus crime report: the good, the bad and the ugly KAITLYN COOGAN
are reporting more than they used to. She also added that this is a good thing because that means that people are more Campus Safety annually compiles a comfortable with Campus Safety and Keene report titled the â€œJeanne Clery Disclosure Police Department and willing to report of Campus Security Policy and Campus things that may be too brutal to retell. Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Educaâ€œSexual assault is the most under-reported tion Opportunity Actâ€? to inform the students, crime on any college campus,â€? Warman said. faculty and staff on the crime on and around Aggravated assault has also increased campus. from zero to one since 2010. It was also zero According to this yearâ€™s report, forcible in 2009, according to the report. Warman said sexual offenses have increased by three since this could also be a result of more people 2009. Director of Campus Safety Amanda reporting. Warman said she hopes this is because people Also, for the assault to be considered
aggravated there has to be medical attention needed for the victim Warman said. This is because the school must follow the FBI criteria. After hearing about the increases in sexual offenses and aggravated assault, junior Tabitha Aubee said that Keene is a really nice town compared to others. â€œNobody has weapons [on the] Keene [campus]? See, this is a safe town,â€? she said. On the positive side, burglary has decreased from 24 percent in 2010 to seven percent in 2011 which, according to Warman, is a result of the new precautions Campus Safety has taken.
â€œWe have increased our use of security technology and then, another factor, is that sometimes burglaries can be attributed to one or two sources,â€? Warman said. People tend to burgle more than once, Warman added. This also means that students are locking their doors and students are not giving out their access codes as much as they used to. Arrests for liquor law violations has decreased as well. In 2009 there were 82 arrests and in 2011 there were only 25. Warman said she believes the reason why there is such a large decrease is because there
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Senior Blake Nyman defends the ball against Southern Maineâ€™s Harrison Hall during the Owlâ€™s 2-1 overtime victory on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
420 students crawl to the pubs Two KSC professors publish book BRITTANY BALLANTYNE
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR The line was long and the bar was packed with students eager to get their crawl on-their pub crawl, that is. A total of 420 Keene State ColOHJH VWXGHQWV VLJQHG XS IRU WKH Ă€UVW â€œFall Pub Crawlâ€? at Cobblestone Ale House on Main Street organized by seniors Michelle Picard and Leah Lopes on Sept. 30. A total of seven hours of drinking will take place on Nov. 17 at Cobblestone, Labâ€™n Lager, Penucheâ€™s, McCueâ€™s, The Pour House, Kilkennyâ€™s and Railroad Tavern with a limit of 45 minutes to an hour in each bar. There were too many students in line that some were turned away once the maximum list of pub crawlers was compiled. Precautions are being taken by not only the bars, but the students themselves as this much alcohol consumption raises concerns. Precautions began at sign-ups, where Picard FKHFNHG,'VDVSDUWLFLSDQWVĂ€OOHGRXW their forms. Picard said that the bars will be checking IDs inside the bar as well as at the door the night of the pub crawl, ensuring that participants are of age. Picard said she chose to organize DĂ€UVWVHPHVWHUSXEFUDZOÂ´EHFDXVHRI
how much fun it was last year. Everyone always asks how I ended up doing it, and I just took matters in my own hands.â€? Keene Police Departmentâ€™s LiaiVRQ2IĂ€FHU.DWLH&RUEHWWDSSURYHVRI the methods Picard is using to verify the age of students. When told of Picardâ€™s sign-up requirements, Corbett said, â€œThatâ€™s extremely responsible of her and thatâ€™s good to hear.â€? Although the bars and the organizers of the event will be making their best attempts to ensure validity, some people such as Tiffany Mathews, coordinator of health and wellness at KSC, are concerned. She said that if students are having one drink at each bar, it falls ULJKW LQWR WKH GHĂ€QLWLRQ RI ELQJH drinking. She pointed out that for PHQWKDWOLPLWLVĂ€YHRUPRUHGULQNV whereas for women itâ€™s four or more. Even though Mathews was not aware of any medical assistance being needed in past pub crawls, she said that intoxication, alcohol poisoning and dehydration are some of the risks associated with events like this. â€œYouâ€™re not always able to tell how intoxicated an individual is by talking with them because of their speech or type of discussion theyâ€™re having, but I would hope that they
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on the meaning of global citizenship MICHAEL WOODWORTH
EQUINOX STAFF There are three aspects to being a global citizen: awareness, responsibility and action. Put these three components together and one can be an effective global citizen. Two professors and a handful RIVWXGHQWVUHĂ HFWHGRQWKHLUUROHV and responsibilities as global citizens by visiting Peru and Belize. With the experiences fresh in their mind, Prudence Cuper and Jo Beth Mullens put pen to paper and constructed a resource for faculty to teach such a course. Cuper and Mullensâ€™ book titled â€œFostering Global Citizenship Through Faculty-Led International Programsâ€? hit shelves this past summer. â€œWe found there was not a great text out there,â€? Mullens said. â€œItâ€™s the book we wish we had when we started designing and carrying out a faculty-led study abroad course.â€? â€œIt would have helped us if we had something like this,â€? Cuper commented. In 2009 and 2010, Cuper and
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The book is a resource for faculty to teach global classes.
Mullens brought a group of Honors students to Peru and Belize as part of their course â€œGlobal Engagement.â€? They confessed they wished they had a book like the one they published to help them through the course.
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According to Mullens, the book is split into three sections: the background of global citizenship, the nuts and bolts or design of the course and the curriculum needed to effectively teach the course. Margaret Walsh, director of the Honors Program and professor of sociology, said she is happy this book came out. â€œI think this is an incredible resource for any faculty member who is considering to travel with students,â€? she commented. At the beginning of each chapter in the book, there is a travel tale, which recounts a particular memory from their travels and the courses preparing them. There were travel tales that showed the excitement at getting ready for the trip, visiting Machu Picchu and the coming end of the trip. Each travel tale let the reader experience the trip mentally rather than physically. â€œThe tales were most fun because we got to relive the experiences,â€? she said. Mullens and Cuper both commented that it took longer than
â€˜Strong as a Riverâ€™ 5k walk KARINA BARRIGA ALBRING
Semester-long projects, neverending readings and loads of homework could make anybody believe college life is a living torture. Almost every student has or will experience this at some point, and he or she will certainly hate it. This was not the case for Silas River Bennett, Keene State College journalism student, class of 2009. Nobel Prize award winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez said journalism is â€œthe best job in the world;â€? it is all about passion. One example of this is the memory of Silas Bennett. But, Bennettâ€™s dreams were interrupted shortly before his twentyninth birthday. In the fall of 2007, Bennett, known to his friends and family as Sy, found out he suffered from a disease that would shrink life away from his bones in less than a year. Bennettâ€™s impact did not end at KSC with his death. Thanks to his momâ€™s constant efforts, Bennettâ€™s legacy has reached a much bigger population. His mother, Lorraine Kerz, created Syâ€™s Fund, a nonSURĂ€WRUJDQL]DWLRQWKDWKHOSV\RXQJ adults with cancer. This KSC studentâ€™s love for journalism and life in general became the impulse for the fund to provide cancer patients with VLJQLĂ€FDQWJLIWVWKDWFDQPDNHWKHLU days brighter. It is a way â€œto pay forward his generous spirit,â€? Kerz said. Kerzâ€™s strength has allowed her to accomplish magical things with Syâ€™s Fund. â€œMy world ended when my son took his last breath, but knowing that we are helping to make a difference in the world supersedes any of the pain.â€? Kerz said you are not given the choice of what you are handed, but you are given the choice of how to deal with it. Kerz chose to honor her son, make his kindness remain through time and chase his goal of helping others. In order to raise money for their cause, Syâ€™s Fund has organized the Ă€UVW Â´6WURQJ DV D 5LYHU . 5XQ Walkâ€? that will take place in Keene State College on Oct. 6. The registration fee is 25 dollars and can be done online or the day of the event at 9 a.m. Calendars including photos taken by cancer survivors will also be sold. The event seeks to show support for cancer patients. Lorraine Kerz said, â€œIt is a way of saying we are here for you.â€? By supporting Syâ€™s Fund, people can really give cancer patients the RSSRUWXQLW\RIĂ€QGLQJVHQVHWROLIH even after a devastating diagnosis, just as Silas did. Dr. Marianne Salcetti, Syâ€™s friend and journalism professor at KSC, said the fund is running â€œto do some good for people their own age who need help right now.â€? Syâ€™s Fund serves young adults 18 â€“ 39. Kerz explained â€œwe try to provide tangible things that would make their lives betterâ€Ś Support groups and search are really important, but sometimes you need a thing.â€? The organization has reached several young adults who suffered from cancer nationally and provided them items such as laptops and work tools, any items that help them feel better and more useful for their families. Kerz recalls how her sonâ€™s sufferLQJZDVGLPLQLVKHGE\IRRWUHĂ H[ROogy. â€œThis he got as a gift; it really
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Week of: Sept. 24 Monday, Â Sept. Â 24 2:49 Â p.m. Â L.P. Â Young Â Student Â Center: Â Graffiti. 5:05 Â p.m. Â Holloway Â Hall: Â Theft Â of Â long-Âboard. Â 10:40 Â p.m. Â Holloway Â Hall: Â Keene Â Police Â and Â Campus Â Safety Â off Â at Â Holloway Â Hall Â for Â a Â report Â of Â smell Â of Â drugs Â in Â the Â building. Tuesday, Â Sept. Â 25 1:27 Â p.m. Â All Â Campus: Â Reports Â of Â McDonalds Â placing Â posters Â up Â around Â campus. Â No Â current Â location Â was Â given. Â Officer Â advised. Â 8:51 Â p.m. Â Trestle: Â Two Â males Â with Â 706.
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expected to complete the book. After more than a year, WKHERRNZDVĂ€QLVKHGDQGUHDG\ to be published and printed. In putting the book together, Mullens and Cuper had to research issues in diversity and the best practices, environmentally and socially, in taking students abroad. â€œI didnâ€™t get a lot of sleep that year; I am catching up this year,â€? Mullens said. She added that while they both worked full time and over the summer as well, it was very tough to put the book together. Being a global citizen is essential to this course. To have awareness, one has to have awareness of self. But, more importantly one has to step out of the self aspect and go into the awareness of others. The second part of the equation is to have responsibility for oneâ€™s actions and how they can
impact others either positively or negatively. The last piece of the puzzle is to act by asking what one can do to foster and interact with others, according to Mullens. â€œAs Americans, we have to consider that [global citizenship] carefully because we are VXFK DQ LQĂ XHQFH DURXQG WKH world,â€? Mullens said. This book is here to help teach faculty to lead students globally by studying abroad and becoming a better global citizen. It is one of a kind and will be used as a resource for years to come. â€œWe picked apart a variety of issues,â€? Mullens said. â€œAt the end of the day, I am happy we did it.â€? Michael Woodworth can be contacted at email@example.com
is a city ordinance regrading under-aged possession that is only a citation. There is a state law that will arrest or issue a summons to under-aged people who have possession of alcohol. A summons is still considered an arrest, itâ€™s just â€œan arrest without handcuffs,â€? according to Warman. The report also describes how to report a crime and what should be done in certain situations. The â€œJeanne Clery Disclosure of Statistics Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Actâ€? was created after the murder of Jeanne Clery. Clery was a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman who had been raped and murdered in her dorm room, according to the E2Campus website. According to the website, in the past three years students had not been informed about the 38 previous violent crimes that happened on campus. When the parents of Clery found out this tidbit of information, they banded with other campus crime vic-
tims and went to Congress. E2Campus said they persuaded Congress to enforce an act called the â€œCrime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.â€? The act stated, on the website, â€œAmong other requirements, schools must make timely warnings to the campus community about crimes that pose an ongoing threat to students and employees. The Department of (GXFDWLRQFDQĂ€QHVFKRROVWKDWIDLOWR comply.â€? Since then the act has been revised, added to, and is now called the â€œJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.â€? The Higher Education Opportunity Act is the federal law that governs the administration of federal student aid programs, according to Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation website. Kaitlyn Coogan can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
As the race stands, Obama within reach of second term
Wednesday, Â Sept. Â 26 12:01 Â a.m. Â Sidewalk(s): Â Trash Â can Â fire. 4:40 Â p.m. Â Owlâ€™s Â Nest Â 3: Â Resident Â sent Â text Â to Â RA Â say-Â ing Â there Â was Â a Â lot Â of Â noise Â coming Â from Â down Â the Â hall. Â Resident Â had Â broken Â a Â mirror Â and Â had Â already Â cleaned Â it Â up Â when Â officer Â arrived. Thursday, Â Sept. Â 27 12:54 Â a.m. Â Carle Â Hall: Â Saw Â subject Â crawl Â through Â window. 9:34 Â a.m. Â L.P. Â Young Â Student Â Center: Â Smoke Â detector Â tripped Â on Â 3rd Â floor. Â Caused Â by Â steam Â from Â a Â catered Â event Â in Â Mtn Â View Â Room. 9:50 Â p.m. Â Owlâ€™s Â Nest Â 8: Â RA Â requesting Â an Â officer Â for Â para-Â phernalia.
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In this Sept. 27, 2012, file photo voters wait for their ballots on day one of early voting for the November presidential election in Des Moines, Iowa.
Obama is close to getting the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term as President THOMAS BEAUMONT
Friday, Â Sept. Â 28 2:02 Â a.m. Â L.P Â Young Â Student Â Center: Â Ambulance Â toned Â out Â for Â male Â with Â facial Â injuries. 2:13 Â a.m. Â Sidewalk(s): Â Report Â of Â a Â fight Â outside Â of Â Pondside Â 3 Â -Â Â no Â one Â there Â on Â arrival. 11:44 Â a.m. Â Madison Â Lot: Â Vehicle Â vandalized. Saturday, Â Sept. Â 29
Five weeks to Election Day, President Barack Obama is within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term. Republican Mitt Romneyâ€™s path to victory is narrowing. To overtake Obama, Romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he and Obama are competing the hardest. Polls show the president with a steady lead in many of them as Romney looks to shift the G\QDPLFV RI WKH UDFH VWDUWLQJ ZLWK WKHLU Ă€UVW debate Wednesday in Denver. â€œWeâ€™d rather be us than them,â€? says Jennifer Psaki, an Obama spokeswoman.
2:22 Â p.m. Â Holloway Â Hall: Â Stolen Â bicycle. Sunday, Â Sept. Â 30 6:19 Â a.m. Â Winchester Â Lot: Â Caller Â reported Â naked Â male Â yelling Â in Â parking Â lot. 10:52 Â a.m. Â L.P. Â Young Â Student Â Center: Â Suspicious Â back Â pack Â found Â near Â the Â mail Â room. 6:52 Â p.m. Â Appian Â Way: Â Political Â campaigner Â harassing Â students.
Rather, it is intended to provide a snapshot of a race that until recently has been stubbornly close in the small number of the most contested states. It is based on a review of public and private polls, television advertising and numerous interYLHZVZLWKFDPSDLJQDQGSDUW\RIĂ€FLDOVDVZHOO as Republican and Democratic strategists in the competitive states and in Washington. ,Q WKH Ă€QDO ZHHNV EHIRUH WKH 1RY YRWH Obama is enjoying a burst of momentum and KDVEHQHĂ€WHGIURPJURZLQJRSWLPLVPDERXWWKH economy as well as a series of Romney stumbles. Most notably, a secret video surfaced recently showing the Republican nominee telling a group of donors that 47 percent of Americans consider themselves victims dependent on the government.
Ryan sell to swing-state NH: Live free and prosper HOLLY RAMER
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But Romneyâ€™s running mate Paul Ryan says thereâ€™s time for the GOP ticket to win. â€œIn these kinds of races people focus near the end, and thatâ€™s whatâ€™s happening now,â€? he told â€œFox News Sunday.â€? If the election were held today, an Associated Press analysis shows Obama would win at least 271 electoral votes, with likely victories in crucial Ohio and Iowa along with 19 other states and the District of Columbia. Romney would win 23 states for a total of 206. To oust the Democratic incumbent, Romney would need to take up-for-grabs Florida, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Virginia, which would put him at 267 votes, and upend Obama in either Ohio or Iowa. The AP analysis isnâ€™t meant to be predictive.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan put his own spin on New Hampshireâ€™s â€œLive Free or Dieâ€? motto Saturday as he rallied supporters in the small but key battleground state. Ryan stuck to his standard stump speech during his morning appearance at Pinkerton Academy, though he sprinkled in a few comPHQWV GLUHFWHG VSHFLĂ€FDOO\ DW 1HZ Hampshire, which backed President Barack Obama in 2008 but is considered a swing state this time. He invoked the state motto to argue that the nation will face four more years of economic stagnation if Obama is re-elected, versus the prosperity he promises he and Mitt Romney will create. â€œIn the Live Free or Die state, we want to live free and prosper,â€? he told a crowd of about 700, many of whom planned to head across the street afterward to attend the state GOP convention.
It was Ryanâ€™s second trip in as many weeks to New Hampshire and his third since being named Romneyâ€™s running mate. With an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released this week showing Obama ahead in New Hampshire, Ryan told supporters they need to reach out to former Obama voters who are now having second thoughts. â€œYouâ€™re the Granite State. Youâ€™ve had presidential candidates in your kitchen. Youâ€™re used to this,â€? he said. â€œBut thatâ€™s why you know the responsibility you have, the responsibility to talk to your fellow citizens. To get those people who liked the promise of hope and change four years ago but are demoralized now, and show them we have a better path.â€? Ahead of Ryanâ€™s trip, New Hampshire Democrats highlighted how the budget plan Ryan crafted in Congress would harm children, college students and seniors who rely on Medicare. And the Obama campaign has emphasized that it needs four more years
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Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks during a campaign event, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in Derry, N.H.
WRĂ€QLVKWKHMRELWKDVVWDUWHG regulating and taxing ... all of these But a large sign hanging behind things do not lead to prosperity. All Ryan on Saturday declared â€œWe of these policies basically say, â€˜Take canâ€™t afford four more years.â€? power from people, take money â€œThe Obama economic agenda from families and successful small failed, not because it was stopped. It businesses and job creators, send failed because it was passed,â€? Ryan it to Washington and then they said. â€œBorrowing and spending and decide. That doesnâ€™t work.â€?
STUDENT ASSEMBLY Two guest, or not two guest, that is the question KAITLYN COOGAN
NEWS EDITOR Student Assembly covered a wide range of topics on Tuesday Oct. 2, including the introduction of an 18 credit limit, the changing of the Pumpkin Festival Guest Policy, and budget requests. First to speak was Interim President Jay Kahn. 6HHLQJ DV WKLV ZDV WKH Ă€UVW meeting he has gone to this year, he acquainted himself with the members of Student Assembly. After introductions, Kahn talked about the positive aspects of the school such as the ability to double major and the variety of the classes offered. He also talked about the idea of freezing the tuition costs, for two years. â€œRestore those cuts from 2009, 2010 and 2011 to 100 percent level (100 million dollars) then we will freeze tuition for in-state students for the next two years and increase aid for in-state students,â€? Kahn said. The discussion about the 18-credit limit that was said to be implemented next semester, may come later. Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies Melinda Treadwell led the conversation. In 2005, Keene State College offered only three credit courses and students could not take more WKHQĂ€YHFODVVHV7UHDGZHOOVDLG From 2005 to 2008, Treadwell added that the school moved to a four credit curriculum but stayLQJ DW WKH Ă€YH FODVVHV PLQLPXP allowed. Treadwell said that they believed that students would not EHWDNLQJĂ€YHFODVVHVDWDOO Treadwell described that 20 credits equals 60 hours of work for the class including the time spent inside the classroom and outside as well. Treadwell asked, â€œIs this ethical?â€? In March the idea of switching to only allowing 18 credits minimum was approved. After talking to a few students, Treadwell said she has some concerns. One concern is for the students that are double majoring and students that must take more classes because of their major such as music majors and education PDMRUV ,Q WKHVH FDVHV WKH Ă€QDQcial payment for the class would be wavered. This also goes for students who are in a situation where the only way to graduate consists on WKHPFRQWLQXLQJWKHLUĂ€YHFODVVHV On Tuesday Oct. 9 Treadwell will be meeting with other academic faculty to discuss this idea further. Student Assembly suggested they hold off the credit cap until next school year instead of next semester to give students more time to prepare. Next on the list, Residential Life came to talk about the switching of the guest passes for Pumpkin Festival weekend from two people to one. The previous festival, Residential Life changed the policy from three guests to two and saw a â€œremarkableâ€? difference but not VLJQLĂ€FDQW HQRXJK WR NHHS WKH guest policy the same. The reason for the policy change, according to Jana Jacobson, is guests do not have the same respect for the school as students and tend to get in trouble. Unfortunately, the repercussions fall on the student because the guest is their responsibility. The concern of the assembly was the safety of the students and how soon students will know of the change. After discussion, Student Assembly endorsed the new policy with two opposed members and two abstentions. Budget requests for KSC Breakers, and funding requests for the Pumpkin Lobotomy were all approved. Kaitlyn Coogan can be contacted at email@example.com
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THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012
More education needed for increased awareness of alcohol laws
Underage drinking: something nearly every college student has or will experience, either as the one underage or as an over-21 friend of a minor. The laws governing alcohol distribution and consumption vary from state to state, although all of them follow the federal drinking age of 21. Unfortunately, many college students and young people IDLO WR OHDUQ DERXW WKH VSHFLĂ€FV RI WKH ODZ LQ VWDWHV ZKHUH they reside. This becomes an issue when, in cases of investigation and arrest, the alleged lawbreakers do not know their rights and responsibilities. In the state of New Hampshire, persons under the age of 21 cannot transport alcohol, nor can they be in an area where alcoholic beverages are being served unless they are accompanied by someone over 21 (except in businesses with a club license). For instance, a person under 21 cannot drive his/her friendâ€™s car if there is alcohol, even if it is in the trunk. For many college students, these two laws are often misunderstood, leading to arrests and charges that might have easily been avoided had the parties responsible known what they were doing was not in compliance with state laws. A greater focus on alcohol awareness, both from the college and from the state government, would cut down on these incidences of misdemeanor offenses. Granted, some people will break laws regardless of how much education they receive, whether it be out of sheer laziness or to oppose a law in which they do not believe. However, many college students are not on the lookout for opportunities to prove their moral audacity, nor are they simply lazy. Indeed, The Equinox would argue that the majority of students are willing to be in compliance with most of the more mundane alcohol lawsâ€”excepting drinking underageâ€”if they know what they are. Without the proper education and awareness, students are unintentionally putting themselves in potentially dangerous situationsâ€”dangerous in terms of their criminal recordâ€”and are taking a risk the consequences of which they have not calculated. Students are going to participate in underage drinking and The Equinox is not holding to the belief that educational awareness will decrease that; however, we do believe that an increase in the legal education of students will help prevent them from putting themselves in situations for which they have not prepared. An educated population is one where cit- STAFF COMMENTARY izens know their responsibilities and rights and act accordingly.
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In a world full of labels, advertisements, pressures and social media sites, sometimes it can get YHU\ GLIĂ€FXOW WR UHDOO\ LGHQWLI\ ZLWK DQ\WKLQJ With trends constantly changing, sometimes it is hard to get a lock on things you really enjoy, because they come and go so quickly. One thing, though, that people can always look to is music. Music is always going to be around, and once you identify a genre you enjoy, there is years worth of material to go back and listen to, especially with iPods and other MP3 players. Thatâ€™s part of what makes music so great, the fact that there is easy access to material produced before someone was even born. One of the funny things about music is how ingrained it actually is in human society. Music is also a basic construct in most culture. This is because of how the human brain works. As it is, the human brain loves structure and repeatable patterns. This means that humans are in fact hardwired to like music. The brain derives pleasure from the recognizable patterns in songs, which is
why at the most basic level, people enjoy music. However, anyone knows music is enjoyable IRU PRUH WKDQ D VFLHQWLĂ€F UHDVRQ 0XVLF UHDOO\ VSHDNVWR\RXZKHQ\RXĂ€QGDQDUWLVWEDQGRU group you enjoy. I really think music is such an experience because many times a song will say exactly how you are thinking about a situation or viewing an experience, and that makes it a personal connection. So many times Iâ€™ll be walking around and suddenly a song comes on that has a thought or memory attached to it. It will remind me of a weekend, a summer, a trip somewhere, etc. One song too could mean such a different thing to so many different people. Or a song that means a lot to somebody could just be another tune on the radio to a person next to him or her, which is really amazing. Another thing thatâ€™s so incredible about music is how people develop such different tastes. As Iâ€™m typing here, Iâ€™m listening to a playlist composed almost entirely of death metal. Most
people I know canâ€™t even listen to the lightest kinds of metal, but itâ€™s my favorite kind of music. At the same time, I canâ€™t really listen to country or most rap, which I know many people love. Itâ€™s all a matter of preference. The best part is that there is no â€œrightâ€? or â€œregularâ€? taste in music. Nobody can make fun of anyone for liking a certain kind of music because there is no kind you are supposed to like. Itâ€™s great too, because fans of the same kind of music often group together and have a common interest to talk about, and discuss the different meanings of the songs to them. No matter what happens, many people will never stop liking music. Thereâ€™s just something about it and the power it has over oneâ€™s emotions and thoughts which makes it integral to human existence and interaction. So continue to play your music loud, and to support your favorite artists and bands! David Padroza can be contacted at email@example.com
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With grim job prospects, how the â€˜Millenialsâ€™ handle graduation and future With news that only 50 percent of college graduates are actually getting jobs after graduation (the dreaded G-word I donâ€™t like talking about), itâ€™s seemingly more DQGPRUHGLIĂ€FXOWWREHSRVLWLYHDERXWJUDGXDWLRQ$V one of my friends advised me, â€œDonâ€™t ever graduate.â€? Itâ€™s pretty easy to look down on the chances of being employed after graduation. ,WFRPHVZLWKQRGLIĂ€FXOW\WREHVRSHVVLPLVWLFZKHQ our generation (the Millenials as they call it--people who have been born from 1982 to 2003) has grown up in relative privilege, coddled and protected by our parents who just want the best for us. Now college graduates are facing dismal prospects XSRQPDWULFXODWLRQRXUSDUHQWVÂˇDIĂ XHQFHEHFRPLQJD mirage in the Sahara Desert, an unattainable and lofty goal that we will never reach. 2YHUTXDOLĂ€HG FROOHJH JUDGXDWHV KDYH KDG WR WDNH minimum wage jobs just to scrape by, all the while trying not to collapse under the crushing weight of student loans, which have reached an astounding total of $900 billion, according to a recent USA Today article. Iâ€™ve also heard of some parents who have tried pushing their graduates out the door, pinning laziness as
being the reason why their sons and daughters havenâ€™t been able to get jobs yet. Parents need to be reminded that the job market is a whole different dragon to slay in this current economic downturn than it was in their generation. Now itâ€™s taking six months, eight months, or more than a year to get a job, and while it seems as though college graduates are freeloading off their parents, I think most of us (at least the responsible ones) would like to taste the freedom of not being tied down. Another issue is that employers are looking for SHRSOHLQDSDUWLFXODUĂ€HOGWKDWDOUHDG\KDYHMREH[SHrience. Well, for a person who is just trying to get their foot in the door, they need to be hired by someone with the understanding that the gradâ€™s employment is JRLQJWREHWKHLUĂ€UVWFKDQFHDWUHDOZRUOGH[SHULHQFH,W seems as though employers already expect that graduates will have job experience, but we need to be given WKHRSSRUWXQLW\Ă€UVW While emphasis is placed on getting internships, at least in my experience, itâ€™s easier said than done. For businesses and employers who require graduates to receive academic credit, itâ€™s a costly price to pay. For
instance, according to keene.edu, itâ€™s $480.00 per credit hour over the summer for an out-of-state student. Students need to pay a lot of money in order to have an unpaid internship which may not even pay off in the long run. I would prefer a paid internship (at the bottom of the barrel minimum wage rate) instead of what sounds eerily like indentured servitude. For some of us, internships for academic credit arenâ€™t a feasible option. So the problem is right up in front of us, especially us seniors who are about to graduate, so what do we do about the problem? It seems as though the only solution is to keep our heads up. Even though things are looking pretty poor, we need to at least believe we have a chance to get out into the real world and make something of ourselves. College graduates seem to be Ă€JKWLQJ WKURXJK WKH WUHQFKHV EXW PD\EH WKLV LV RXU generationâ€™s cross to bear before the light at the end of the tunnel. Another thing college students should remind themselves of is to be proactive. We canâ€™t just sit around and blame everybody else for our problems, and we canâ€™t play the role of the victim. Donâ€™t expect to begin
job searching a week before graduation and land a job. Start now. In addition, not being afraid of putting yourself RXWWKHUHLVDGLIĂ€FXOWFKDOOHQJHWRRYHUFRPH,ÂˇPVWLOO WU\LQJWRGRWKDWP\VHOIEXWJDLQLQJVRPHFRQĂ€GHQFH and being able to talk and network with people in a SURIHVVLRQDOĂ€HOGZLOOKHOS Youâ€™ll miss 100 percent of the shots you donâ€™t make. Iâ€™m learning to understand the cliche, and so should you. My point is we canâ€™t exactly change the state of a volatile and unstable job market, but at the very least we can change our attitudes and pessimism about getting a job, and we can also be more proactive, outgoing, DQGIHDUOHVVDERXWĂ€QGLQJRQH While it may take college graduates a little longer to Ă€QGDMREWKDQRXUSDUHQWVHYHQWXDOO\VRPHWKLQJZLOO come along. We just have to trust in ourselves and have a little faith it will all work out, despite the obstacles we face. Whitney Cyr can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rihanna and Brown: highlighting mainstream misunderstandings of domestic violence This week marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an initiative sponsored by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Ironically, or perhaps more tragically, infamous singer Chris Brown released his latest single, aptly titled â€œDonâ€™t Judge Me,â€? last week. For those of you who choose, whether consciously or not, to remain out of the loop, Brown is the same man who assaulted then-girlfriend pop singer Rihanna back in 2009. I distinctly remember this incident as a senior in high school, hearing about it from friends and not believing the pictures I saw. I knew what domestic violence wasâ€”I had attended the mandatory health class sessions where the horrors of intimate partner violence were generously elaborated, the guidance counselors assuring us that â€œwe are always here to talk.â€? However, seeing such clear and shocking evidence, on someone as â€œpowerfulâ€? as Rihanna, marked a VLJQLĂ€FDQWSRLQWLQP\SURJUHVVLRQ to self-identify as a feminist. As news of the assault broke, I found myself hearing over and over againâ€”from friends, mainstream news outlets, and the general publicâ€”both victim-blaming and a continued denial and dismissal of the severity of the incident. Rihanna should have known it was coming, the images were photoshopped, domestic violence doesnâ€™t happen to wealthy peopleâ€”the list of minimizing went on and on. And Brown, claiming himself DV WKH YLFWLP GHĂ HFWHG WKH EODPH he received for his actions onto his mother and cited his emotional problems as stemming from an abusive childhood. Although these factors play a large role in how someone develops, Brown has been let off the hookâ€”indeed almost apologetically forgiven for the negative pressâ€”much more quickly than Rihanna, particularly given the attention the newly reunited couple recently garnered. Rumors that the couple was back together started after the release of Rihannaâ€™s 2012 single â€œBirthday Cake,â€? to which Brown contributed. Lyrics such as â€œGirl I wanna f*** you right now. Been a long time, Iâ€™ve been missing your bodyâ€? and â€œOoh Baby I like it, itâ€™s so exciting. Donâ€™t try to hide it, Iâ€™mma make you my b****â€? are jarring and problematic in their own right; however, given the context of the singersâ€™ relationship and the fact that survivors of domestic violence often return to the perpetrators, the message behind these words is even more unsettling. Themes of domestic violence have run through both
Rihannaâ€™s and Brownâ€™s songs and lives since the 2009 assaultâ€”from Rihannaâ€™s collaboration on â€œLove the Way You Lieâ€? with Eminem (another singer who has had his fair share of media attention from his violent relationship with his own partner) to Brownâ€™s recent tattoo on his neck of what appears to be a battered woman. Now, with the couple back together, the mediaâ€™s response has once again highlighted the ways in which domestic violence is gendered and the ways in which it is normalized. Tabloids and online gossip websites criticized Rihanna on her decision to go back to Brown, accusing her of setting a poor example for other women who have been victims of violence. Others have called her stupidâ€”implicitly insinuating that she is asking for another attack. %RWK RI WKHVH UHVSRQVHV UHĂ HFW RXU societyâ€™s lack of understanding surrounding the complicity of domestic violence and the relationships this violence fosters. Domestic violence relationships are drastically different from healthy relationships in many ways, not the least of which being the power dynamics that must occur in order for violence to fester. In these types of relationships, the perpetrator and the survivor/victim have their own â€œnormalizedâ€? routine of abuse and reconciliation, a cycle which people who work in the antiviolence movement call â€œThe Cycle of Violence.â€? This cycle has three distinct stages, the tension building phase, the battering phase, and the honeymoon phase. The ways in which these stages interplay and overlap is one important reason why LWLVW\SLFDOO\VRGLIĂ€FXOWIRUVXUYLvors/victims to leave their abusive partners for good. Understanding this helps explain the ever pressing question people insist on asking survivors, â€œIf it was so bad, why did you stay?â€? Mainstream misunderstandings DQG Ă DVK MXGJPHQWV RI SHRSOH LQ abusive relationshipsâ€”in particular in response to violence against womenâ€”is highly gendered, from the ways in which the victim (typically a woman) is represented as a passive recipient of violence to the general excusing of abusive behavior from the (typically male) perpetrator. Incidences of violence DPRQJ WKH ULFK DQG IDPRXV UHĂ HFW both of these reactionsâ€”the case of Rihanna and Brown recently, Sean Penn and Madonna in the late 1980s, and (on a separate but still very much connected thread of violence) Roman Polanskiâ€™s raping of a minor in the 1970s. In all of these examples, domes-
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tic and sexual violence were recogQL]HG GLVFXVVHG EULHĂ \ DQG WKHQ largely ignored. The perpetrators were not stigmatized; their respective careers were not ruined. The most they had to handle was a brief shaming by mainstream media and then the past violence was largely dismissed. The survivors/victims of these assaults are repeatedly subjected to far more public outrage, blaming, andâ€”if they decide to exercise autonomous decisionmaking to return to the perpetratorsâ€”shaming and garner much
less â€œsympathyâ€? if another attack occurs. What makes the media and public response to a coupleâ€™s reuniting after a violent incident interesting is the way it highlights how survivors are so often seen as the party responsible. A survivor is â€œcrazyâ€? for returning to an abusive relationship; however, the perpetratorâ€™s responsibility in this exchange remains unanalyzedâ€”and too often faces no consequence for the violence. Although vast improvements have been made in the past 30
years regarding both discussions of domestic violence and the response of community support to survivors/victims, too often mainstream media and the public slip back into victim-blaming tactics to delegitimize a survivorâ€™s experience. Domestic violence is an uncomfortDEOH LVVXH WR KDQGOH DQG UHĂ HFWV a larger problem in our societyâ€” the acceptance of violence towards women in general; however, in our uncomfortableness in discussing the issue we must never resort to thinking in black and white and
making judgment calls regarding the decisions of a survivor to leave or return to an abuser. Patronizing and shaming add nothing to a conversation aimed at increasing awareness and outreach for survivors and as such these responses should not be tolerated, either from mainstream media and their opinions of the latest star scandal nor from community members and the neighbor down the street. Hannah Walker can be contacted at email@example.com
New host Seth McFarlane an opportunity to â€˜unstuffâ€™ the Oscarsâ€™ pomp and circumstance On Monday, news broke that Seth McFarlane, the creator of â€œFamily Guyâ€? and director of the movie â€œTed,â€? will be hosting the Oscars. My precious Oscars. Iâ€™ve been an avid fan of movies as long as I can remember, and the Oscars have always been my favorite night of television because I love the glamour and glitz of Hollywood, but most importantly, I want to see ZKHWKHURUQRWP\IDYRULWHĂ€OPVJHWWKHDZDUGV,ZDQW so badly for them. Just like guys like to play Fantasy Football, I have an Oscar pool every single year where I predict who will ZLQ ZKR VKRXOG ZLQ DQG ZKDW Ă€OP ZLOO JDUQHU WKH most Academy love. The only problem with my favorite award show is the hosts and the importance the show puts on them. Bob Hope was a beloved Oscar host, running the show for 17 times, starting in 1939 when â€œGone with the Windâ€? swept the show. Hope hosted the show several years concurrently, with a streak of four hosting
jobs in the 30â€™s and the 60â€™s. Hopeâ€™s last hosting gig was in 1977, when â€œAnnie Hallâ€? took the Best Picture Oscar. Billy Crystal has also been a perennial favorite for the hosting job, being the front man nine times, starting in 1989 and just recently, last yearâ€™s Oscars. Recently though, the ratings for the Oscars have been on a slow decline, and most critics point to the host as the blame. Within the past ten years, hosts have included the delightful Ellen Degeneres, the inappropriate Chris Rock, Steve Martin, â€œThe Daily Showâ€™sâ€? host Jon Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and Alec Baldwin. In 2010, the Oscars hit a new low when they tried to energize the show with young actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway taking hosting duties. The showâ€™s ratings tanked, with Franco seeming extremely uncomfortable throughout the entire telecast and Hathaway trying to save face. Billy Crystal hosted last yearâ€™s show, and the Oscarsâ€™ return to the formula that works seemed to be a
little stale. This year, however, the Academy has chosen Seth McFarlane to host the Oscars. Audience members can expect his pop culture-referencing style of humor, with some inappropriate jokes here and there. The question is whether or not the Oscars will allow Seth McFarlane to be Seth McFarlane. In the vane of Rickey Gervais hosting the Emmys a few years ago, the people putting on the Oscar telecast may hope McFarlane brings the added zing of political incorrectness to spice everything up. The other option is whether the Academy will tame McFarlane. I can imagine an Oscarcast with McFarlane singing some sort of old Broadway tune with PG jokes that go over like a lead weight with the audience. Anyway, the importance of a great host is essential to the ratings of the Academy Awards every year, with critics chomping at the bit to tear apart the show the next day. The Oscars themselves have gotten a little old
and almost irrelevant because oftentimes, the best picture (at least in my opinion and some critics) doesnâ€™t always go to the best movie that year. Iâ€™ll save my rant about 1998â€™s Best Picture not going to â€˜Saving Private Ryanâ€? or â€œCrashâ€? winning in 2005 for later, but in order to keep the show relevant and interesting, it shouldnâ€™t just lie on the hostâ€™s shoulders only. The performances FRXOG EH Ă DVKLHU ZLWK ELJJHU VWDUV QRW MXVW WKH QRPLnees for Best Song. Maybe the Academy Awards needs to loosen up its tie a little and unbutton the tuxedo jacket, like the Golden Globes. Everything seems a little stuffy, when it should be Hollywoodâ€™s biggest party. The Oscars have lost their sense of fun because the Academy takes itself too seriously, year after year. ,I0F)DUODQHIDOOVĂ DWLWVKRXOGQÂˇWPHDQWKHVKRZGRHV Whitney Cyr can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The search for the next KSC president PAMELA BUMP
EQUINOX STAFF Keene State College recently began its search for a new college president after Helen Giles-Geeâ€™s departure in May of this year. Katelyn Williams, student body president, was voted in as the Student Representative of the Presidential
Search Committee at KSC. While it is early in the committeeâ€™s search, Williams stated the role of a college president puts that individual on the â€œfrontline of the institution,â€? and has a role as a strong communicator between the college and everyone else. The presidentâ€™s main duty, according to Williams, is to be point
person at KSC, have the values of the college, oversee and make sure the college is functioning to the best of its ability. Williams said she will work with faculty, staff and school trustees to select a new college President. â€œMy responsibility is to make sure that the studentsâ€™ point of view is taken into consideration with the
wants and needs of the campus when it comes to the next President of Keene State College,â€? Williams explained. Williams said she was selected as a â€œstudent voiceâ€? of the selection process, so she will speak on behalf of students. The student body president will also work with selected faculty and
staff representatives from different GHSDUWPHQWVRQFDPSXVWRĂ€QGDQG FKRRVHDSUHVLGHQWWKDWĂ€WVZHOOLQWR the KSC community. Williams regarded the presidentâ€™s ability to work with the campus and community as an important factor in the presidential selection. â€œI think that the atmosphere of
Keene State College itself is a community-based institution, and the next president needs to have that same feeling to be a presence on campus. I would like to see someone who isnâ€™t a celebrity on the campus, but more of someone who is part of the community,â€? Williams said.
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Beyond Obama, sophomore cares for her generation MEGAN MARKUS
EQUINOX STAFF Sheâ€™s a sophomore studying journalism at Keene State College. Sheâ€™s the campus leader for Keene State for Obama. And sheâ€™s featured on BarackObama.com. Kay Montplaisir is 19 years old and working alongVLGHVL[RWKHU.6&VWXGHQWVDQGWKHORFDO.HHQHRIĂ€FH located on 294 West St. towards the re-election of President Obama on Nov. 6, 2012. The Press Secretary for the state of N.H. Harrell Kirstein stated she and Montplaisir are working on the Presidentâ€™s campaign to ensure his re-election. Kirstein said of Montplaisir, â€œAt Keene State College Kay is a phenomenal volunteer for the Presidentâ€™s campaign and has built a really solid group of volunteers who along with her are working incredibly hard to rally students to vote and then talking to them about whatâ€™s at stake for students.â€? As a freshman at Central High School in Manchester, N.H. Montplaisir started hearing about â€œthis senator from Illinois,â€? Barack Obama. She said she found Obama to be extremely relatable and likeable. In August of 2007 Montplaisir began volunWHHULQJDWKHUKLJKVFKRRODQGLQWKH0DQFKHVWHURIĂ€FH advocating for Obama during the primaries. In October of 2007 Barack Obamaâ€™s campaign trail stopped in Manchester to promote the democratic party at a luncheon, ironically held by 14-year-old Montplaisir and her friend who was also working on the campaign at her friendâ€™s house. It was then that Montplaisirâ€™s concentration in the Obama campaign really generated. â€œThatâ€™s when I started realizing, Iâ€™m 14 years old but look at all the things I can do. My big thing was that I couldnâ€™t vote, I didnâ€™t have that kind of voice but I could show people why I was a supporter of Barack Obama and that in turn would get other people to vote for him. I think that I did a lot at such a young age,â€? Montplaisir said. Campaigning on campus wasnâ€™t as easy of an adjustment as Montplaisir anticipated. She went from working alongside people between the ages of 30-50 in her old Manchester to a college campus. As Montplaisir said it best, â€œYou have to be a college student to understand a college student.â€? Montplaisir decided to ditch her â€œprofessional campaignerâ€? mindset and opt for a more fun and casual approach towards gaining students interest in the campaign. Â´:KHQ , Ă€UVW JRW KHUH ZH GLGQÂˇW NQRZ KRZ WR JHW these students to care. Once I got to campus I realized itâ€™s a completely different scene because a lot of these kids havenâ€™t had a lot of background in politics and usually have the same views as their parents and havenâ€™t developed their own political views,â€? Montplaisir stated. Montplaisirâ€™s mother Deb Soares described her
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Sophomore Kay Montplaisir has campaigned for Barack Obama since she was 14 years old and is currently the campus leader for Keene State for Obama.
daughter as a kind, smart and strong individual. â€œKay, when she puts her mind to something she goes full force. So I think thatâ€™s what sheâ€™s doing right now, she doesnâ€™t go in it half way. If she believes in something sheâ€™s going to go all the way and do it,â€? Soares said. Montplaisir can be credited for bringing John Cho and Kal Penn, also known as â€œHarold and Kumarâ€? to .6& 0RQWSODLVLU LV EULQJLQJ LQĂ XHQWLDO FHOHEULWLHV WR campus to help educate students on the Obama campaign. While holding these types of events, Montplaisir WULHVWRJHWVWXGHQWVWRĂ€OORXWDÂ´FRPPLWWRYRWHÂľIRUP signifying that these students will be voting for Obama come election day. She said, â€œStudents sign their name,
phone number and the dorm that they live in and then on Election Day, weâ€™re going to call them and make sure they get out and vote. We are going to have transportation coming from the campus to the polling locations and just making sure that these students get out there and vote.â€? Montplaisir is working towards a goal of 1200 commit to vote cards from KSC students â€“ which is just RQHĂ€IWK RI WKH FROOHJH WKH QXPEHU RI YRWHV WKDW 1+ needs from KSC in order for Obama to win the election. Montplaisirâ€™s sister, also a former KSC student, Emily Montplaisir is thankful for her sisterâ€™s contribution and hard work efforts in educating students on campus. â€œKay has given me and so many students and peers her age such a great example of what you can do
at a young age and even for me, being older than her, I know that for this election my rights are on the line so I think thatâ€™s really cool that sheâ€™s done that for me and other people our age,â€? Emily said. At the end of the day 0RQWSODLVLU LV FDPSDLJQLQJ Ă€UVW IRU RXU JHQHUDWLRQ WR vote and second for Obama. â€œItâ€™s just really important that students at KSC know how important they are. They wouldnâ€™t know unless they had someone there telling them the facts, and thatâ€™s really what Iâ€™m here for so people understand how important their vote is to our generation, thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m doing what Iâ€™m doing,â€? Montplaisir said. Megan Markus can be contacted at email@example.com.
Drunk goggles help students see clearly on â€˜Day of Clarityâ€™ JULIE CONLON
STUDENT LIFE EDITOR The thrill of beer pong is old news to most Keene State College students. But playing water pong on the L.P. Young Student Center lawn with Interim President Jay Kahn standing by? Thatâ€™s something different. On Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, KSC Greek Life, Campus Safety, and the Center for Health and Wellness hosted the second annual Day of Clarity to promote alcohol, drug, and safety awareness. Amanda Warman, director of Campus Safety, said September is National Campus Crime Awareness month and National Campus Fire Safety month. She said she wanted to hold the event at a location where students could see the event on their way to class, bringing the idea of safety awareness to the campus. â€œItâ€™s not just a campus safety issue, itâ€™s a campus issue,â€? Warman stated in regards to the promotion of safety on the KSC campus. In an address given by KSC Interim President Jay Khan, Khan stated the college would commit to providing â€œinformation and support for students surrounding safety issues.â€? He continued, â€œWe commit to support victims of crime and hold their offenders accountable. We honor September as QDWLRQDO FULPH DZDUHQHVV DQG FDPSXV Ă€UH
see when your vision is impaired and your awareness is impaired to that level.â€? Warman continued, â€œPeople donâ€™t realize because they get intoxicated over a period of time, and this kind of underscores it.â€? Kristine Oâ€™Brien, senior and member of Phi Sigma Sigma, explained the water pong stations she and her sisters set up. Oâ€™Brien said, â€œThe reason theyâ€™re having these water pong tables here is because they know weâ€™re going to go out and party, and they know weâ€™re going to drink, and they want us to be safe.â€? Kristen Shea, junior and also a Phi Sigma Sigma member, similarly commented, â€œWe donâ€™t expect by having this for people to stop drinking. But just to kind of notice how much youâ€™re drinking, and how intoxicated youâ€™re getting, and to never drive.â€? Oâ€™Brien described the Greek presence at the event and said she hopes to break the assumptions students make about Greek life. â€œAs a Greek community we know the EMILY FEDORKO / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER stereotypes of Greek organizations-drinkRyan Heil and Chris Staples play water pong alongside Interim President Dr. Jay ing and partying-so we want to be apart Khan. of this and support the day of clarity and safety awareness and commit to programs alcohol content would be calculated. the month of safety and crime awareness,â€? that will raise awareness of crucial safety Warman said after a game, students could Oâ€™Brien said. topics.â€? â€œtest their motor skills.â€? Shea said the message the Greek comWarman said Greek Lifeâ€™s role included When they put on beer goggles it helps munity hoped to send with its presence at the water pong stations. students realize how intoxication changes the event was, again, to break a stereotype Warman said that for every drink of an individualâ€™s vision. Warman said the and prove that their communities were not water taken by a student, his or her blood exercise brings an â€œawareness of what you
consumed with ideas of drinking. â€œItâ€™s not all about partying. Thereâ€™s more to it. I think itâ€™s such an easy stereotype to make that fraternities and sororities party all of the time. We just want to make it aware that we too believe in the safety of drinking and all of it,â€? Shea said. Aside from pong and a small driving course, the lawn had informational tables with everything from bike registration, LQIRUPDWLRQ RQ Ă€UH VDIHW\ DQG WKH SURPRtion of the â€œBig 3.â€? 7KH Â´%LJ Âľ VSRQVRUHG E\ WKH 2IĂ€FH RI Student and Community Relations, keeps students aware of three things when venturing off-campus: group size, noise levels, and responsibility for trash. The KSC Center for Health and Wellness attracted students on the lawn with their information on smoking and drinking. According to Warman, â€œWellness promotion because safety is really a multi-dimensional issue. Wellness is about everything.â€? Mallorie Lyford, a senior working with Tiffany Mathews, health and wellness coordinator, covered a variety of health related areas with her table on the lawn. Lyford handed out information on alcohol statistics and tips to help students quit smoking. Lyford stated the message as making healthy choices at college. Lyford continued, â€œDrinking and smoking isnâ€™t everything. It will impact your
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Four KSC students lead by example
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H[SODLQHG Â´:HÂˇUH UHDOO\ ELJ RQ OHDVW UHVLVWDQFH :HÂˇUH trying to have our kids leave the least impact they can on the environment. This semester weâ€™re really big into UHF\FOLQJ:HÂˇUHVHWWLQJXSDEXQFKRIGLIIHUHQWV\VWHPV in our building to kind of get everybody more involved and aware of what weâ€™re doing.â€? She spoke about how her residents are working to cut down on the energy they use in their rooms, such as turning lights and machines off when theyâ€™re not home. Â´:HÂˇUH JHWWLQJ RWKHU SHRSOH LQYROYHG DQG JHWWLQJ more people excited, and theyâ€™re getting more people excited, so itâ€™s like weâ€™re feeding off each other,â€? Rosenberg said. She shared further of her goal to see her hall go greener and said, â€œOur biggest one is changing how our residents are doing things so other areas will see ZKDWZHÂˇUHGRLQJDQGSLFNLWXS:HÂˇUHDOUHDG\DSUHWW\ green campus anyway but trying to make it even more.â€? She continued and said these efforts within her dorm and with her residents are something she hopes will FDWFK RQ ZLWK RWKHU GRUPV RQ FDPSXV 1RW RQO\ WKDW Rosenberg has set her sights beyond just the residential halls; campus buildings like the Zorn Dining Commons have sparked an interest for eco-conscious R.A. 5RVHQEHUJ VDLG Â´:HÂˇYH WDONHG WR 52&.6 DQG D couple places, but weâ€™re trying something right now ZLWK WKH '&Âľ VKH VDLG Â´:HÂˇUH WU\LQJ WR EULQJ VRPH changesâ€”they are little but theyâ€™ll have a big impact, and thatâ€™s what weâ€™re trying to do.â€? Look for Rosenbergâ€™s efforts in the residential halls and soon, the D.C.!
STUDENT LIFE EDITOR Eleanor Marshall, Freshman If there ever was that picturesque, overly ambitious, blonde-haired, blue-eyed freshman girl, itâ€™s Eleanor, or Ellie, Marshall. 0DUVKDOOLVRULJLQDOO\IURP:DOHV8.EXWPRYHG WR.HHQH1+DWWKHDJHRIVHYHQ-XVWDPRQWKLQWRKHU Ă€UVW\HDUDW.HHQH6WDWH&ROOHJH0DUVKDOOKDVPDGHD name for herself. She is vice president of her residential hall, Holloway Hall, and the new vice president for the freshman class. Sheâ€™s also a member of the Student $FWLYLWLHV &RXQFLO 2K DQG VKH MXVW MRLQHG .6& :RPenâ€™s Rugby. â€œIâ€™ve never played rugby but I have the British blood, so hopefully I pick it up,â€? she joked. Joking aside, Marshallâ€™s main focus while attending .6&LVVWXGHQWJRYHUQPHQW0DUVKDOOH[SODLQHGÂ´,GHIinitely want to be in student government all four years; that is 100 percent my plan. Thatâ€™s practically what I came here for.â€? Marshall stated she prefers the role of vice president because it allows her a vote in student assembly. Looking ahead, she said, â€œHopefully, I can represent the freshman class and get what we need to get done, and what students want.â€? Another mission on Marshallâ€™s mind revolves around the idea of school spirit, or lack thereof. The freshman said she thinks the school is missing spirit and hopes to give it a boost. She said, â€œIâ€™d really like to try to boost school spirit which is why going with student government I think we can just try and get everything out there. Thatâ€™s kind of my goal,â€? she explained. For example, Marshall shared that she thinks the signage outside Spaulding Gym that gives game times and dates is too out of the way for most students to see. â€œI think we should try and advertise it better,â€? she said. Marshall said she hopes to work with student government on getting some kind of advertising outside the Zorn Dining Commons, where athletic events and even theatre and music and on-campus events can be advertised and displayed. â€œI want to try to get everyone there,â€? she said. Marshall said she plans to live life to the fullest, and of course, see her hard work pay off. â€œI just want to make sure I stay active and try and get other people to stay active too. I donâ€™t want to be one of those people who sit in my dorm room and doesnâ€™t do anything,â€? she said. Echoing what just about every college student in America has said in the last couple years, Marshall said, â€œI just need stay with my studies and pay off my loans.â€? Look for Marshall on campus at basically any eventâ€” sheâ€™ll be there leading the cheers. Though maybe give her a few weeks to catch onto the game of rugby before you watch her play!
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Matthew McDougal, Sophomore Sophomore Matthew McDougal has come a long ZD\VLQFHKLVĂ€UVWUROHDV:LQN\LQÂ´7KH:L]DUGRI2]Âľ 7KH WKHDWUH DQG GDQFH PDMRU ZKR DWWHQGHG .HHQH +LJK6FKRROLVDOORYHUWKH.6&FDPSXVEHJLQQLQJZLWK WKH.6&+RQRUV3URJUDPZKLFKKHZDVDFFHSWHGLQWR before stepping foot on campus. It doesnâ€™t stop there. In KLVĂ€UVW\HDUDW.6&0F'RXJDOZDVUHFRPPHQGHGWR enter the Mentors for Violence Prevention program, and DIWHUWUDLQLQJLVQRZDIXOOĂ HGJHGPHPEHU In addition to these programs, McDougal involves KLPVHOIZLWKWKH*OREDO(GXFDWLRQ2IĂ€FHDIWHUKHVSHQW time this past summer in a program that took him to Italy and Greece. â€œI will be doing programs with the GEO going to classes and presenting the study abroad experience,â€? he explained. â€œStudents whoâ€™ve gone abroad and have returned have so much to share regarding their study abroad experience.â€? Looking ahead, McDougal hopes to have the chance WR OHDYH .HHQH RQFH DJDLQ DQG H[SORUH WKH ZRUOG McDougal would like to go with his geography professor to Chile in January. The most time consuming activity on his agenda? Theatre. Last year, as a freshman, McDougal had roles in â€œThe Rocky Horror Picture Showâ€? and â€œRashomon.â€?
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Clockwise: Freshman Eleanor Marshall, sophomore Matthew McDougal, junior Beth Rosneberg, and senior Austin Harris.
7KLV \HDU \RX FDQ Ă€QG WKH VRSKRPRUH LQ Â´, $P 0\ 2ZQ:LIHÂľ Looking ahead outside of his theatre commitments, McDougal said he hopes to join in on Humans Vs. Zombies on campus. â€œIt seems like a lot of fun. Iâ€™d love to maybe participate in that,â€? he said. Other goals? McDougal said heâ€™d like to see a street performance group formed on campus. â€œThatâ€™s something I might be thinking about for the future,â€? he said, commenting on the group, â€œItâ€™s something Iâ€™d love to maybe pick up and fool around with. I would be totally interested in doing more things like that on campus. Iâ€™d love to experiment with other kinds of performance as ZHOOÂľ:LWKVRPXFKRQKLVSODWHDQGVRPXFKMXJJOLQJ above his head, McDougal said he remains calm and focused on the present. â€œI just do what I can to get by from day to day, make some plans for the future, keep things on my radar,â€? he said, â€œMy life is either rehearsals, meeting or homework it seems! But I love it. It works for me. I like taking everything in and letting everything do its thing and just doing my part among it.â€?
Beth Rosenberg, Junior Junior Beth Rosenberg has a full-time job. Literally. Rosenberg is a residential assistant in a freshman dorm DW.6& â€œItâ€™s really time consuming. It takes up all my time-itâ€™s live-in 24 hours a day,â€? she explained. â€œThereâ€™s DOZD\VVRPHWKLQJ1RPDWWHUZKDWHYHQLIWKHUHÂˇVQRWKLQJVFKHGXOHG,WÂˇVGHĂ€QLWHO\WLPHFRQVXPLQJEXWLWÂˇVD good time.â€? Any time Rosenberg spends outside of her R.A. position is dedicated to her demanding dual major, English and secondary education. Rosenberg said she is at the stage in her classes where she is teaching her own FODVV:LWKWKLVFKDOOHQJHFRPHVVHYHUDOJRDOV Â´,GHĂ€QLWHO\ZDQWWREHPRUHFRPIRUWDEOHVRZKHQ, get into the classroom it will be easier,â€? she said. â€œMy comfort level will be higher. I want to use this time to learn to grow into myself, into my skin.â€? Another goal of Rosenbergâ€™s lies outside the classroom and back in the residential halls. Rosenberg said she and a co-R.A. in Monadnock Hall are working with their residents to be as green as they can. Rosenberg
Â´(DWVOHHSVZLPZRUN7KDWÂˇVP\OLIH1RWWKDWIXQÂľ he joked. +HÂˇV D FDSWDLQ RQ WKH .6& 0HQÂˇV 6ZLP 7HDP +H studies architecture and management and makes Deanâ€™s List. Heâ€™s also working with a team of students on additions to the Technology, Design and Safety &HQWHURQFDPSXV/LYLQJWKHGUHDP"1RWDFFRUGLQJWR Harris. 5RXQGLQJRXWKLVFROOHJHH[SHULHQFHDW.6&+DUULV OHDGV WKH .6& 0HQÂˇV 6ZLP 7HDP IRU D VHFRQG \HDU DV captain, and this year, heâ€™s set the bar high. +DUULV H[SODLQHG WKH WHDP KDV EHHQ WR 1DWLRQDOV the last two seasons, and he plans on getting his boys there again, only this time, his sights are set strictly on making All-American. â€œI want top eight All-American in at least a couple of relays. That is my goal,â€? he continued, â€œThe teamâ€™s goal is a little differentâ€”we want to go undefeated, and we want highest GPA again,â€? he said. Harris said ending with last yearâ€™s successful season, the team broke into the college swim world. Harris explained, â€œOur school is getting out there RQWKHPDS:HÂˇUH>VHYHQWHHQWK@LQWKHQDWLRQDQGWKDWÂˇV the highest the teamâ€™s ever been.â€? +DUULVÂˇV DPELWLRXV JRDOV IRU KLV ODVW \HDU DW .6& donâ€™t end with swimming. He said he aims to continue to make Deanâ€™s List and keep his 3.9 GPA and graduate Summa Cum Laude. Harris, along with three other architecture students, LVZRUNLQJZLWKWZRSURIHVVRUVZLWKWKHĂ€UPWKDWEXLOW WKH7'6EXLOGLQJWRQRWRQO\Ă€QLVKWKHGHVLJQEXWWR create â€œstatic and interactiveâ€? educational stations around the building, which Harris explained will teach the community and students about how itâ€™s sustainable and what different materials and systems were used to build the center. Though it seems most of the hard work Harris has put in has paid off, he said the journey through his semesters has not been a breeze. On the idea of balancing a demanding swim schedule with his time-consuming major, Harris said, â€œI donâ€™t know if I would do it again with swimming. It sucks when you donâ€™t really get the recognition for it. Itâ€™s not hard work, itâ€™s just tedious.â€? Harris is currently building his portfolio as he looks ahead to graduation, when he plans to apply to graduate schools in Boston, Virginia, and San Francisco. HarULVÂˇVĂ€QDOJRDOÂ´*UDGVFKRROJHWP\0DVWHUÂˇVZRUNIRU a couple years and try to become an architect,â€? he said. The journey Harris takes to round out his swim and DFDGHPLF FDUHHU DW .6& SURYHV VWHHS EXW +DUULV OLNH the other three, show that with dedication and focus, goals can be mastered and dreams can be reached. Julie Conlon can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When fads go bad: the gluten-free bandwagon Three years ago, Miley Cyrus brought the party to the U.S.A. Today, sheâ€™s bringing her â€œgluten allergyâ€? into the spotlight and jumping onto the celebrity bandwagon that is now claiming to lose weight by going gluten-free. Others such as Lady Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow and Russell Crowe have caught on as well. Is â€œgluten-freeâ€? just gossip? Or is LWUHDOO\DPRUHKHDOWK\DQGEHQHĂ€FLDOZD\ to lose weight? For 1 in 133 Americans, itâ€™s not about keeping up with the latest fad. According to Shelley Case, RD and author of â€œGluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide,â€? one percent of Americans have celiac disease and six to seven percent of Americans have what scientists call a â€œgluten sensitivity.â€? This allergy to wheat, barley, and rye causes individuals who are allergic or sensitive to gluten to develop reactions or symptoms such as anemia,
rashes, diarrhea, and weakened bones to name a few. Celiac disease has over 300 symptoms--which go unnoticed in most cases. It wasnâ€™t known that this range of symptoms all meant one diease: Celiac. Due to more awareness and research being presented about gluten intolerance, more and more people have been diagnosed with the disease. For junior Erin Steinbrick, her symptoms included eczema, vomiting, DQGVWRPDFKDFKHV6KHĂ€UVWIRXQGRXWVKH had Celiac four years ago. â€œMy sister was diagnosed with celiac, and my whole family had to get tested, and it was shown that I had celiacâ€™s as well. That ZDVWKHZD\WKH\VRUWRIFRQĂ€UPHGLW:KHQ I went gluten free all of my symptoms went away,â€? she said. Steinbrick said within 48 hours of going gluten-free, her eczema almost completely disappeared. The reality of Celiac is not a fad to Steinbrick. According to her, the gluten-free â€œfadâ€? diet has gone into â€œfull swing.â€? Steinbrick commented on her lifestyle as a fad and said, â€œItâ€™s not healthy in the way that it will make people lose a ton of weight because it wonâ€™t,â€? she explained.
â€œItâ€™s not good for people, who donâ€™t need to be glutenfree, to be missing those grains in their diets.â€? -ÂERIN STEINBRICK KSC JUNIOR
â€œItâ€™s not good for people who donâ€™t need to be gluten free to be missing those grains in their diets because it basically is poisoned toxins to my system, but for others itâ€™s nourLVKPHQW DQG YLWDO PLQHUDOV DQG Ă€EHU WKDW they are not getting now by going glutenfree,â€? she said. Alessio Fasano, MD, director of the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, explained most people who do not need to go gluten-free end up gaining weight. Â´*OXWHQIUHH PXIĂ€QV EUHDG FUDFNHUV and cookies are a lot higher in sugar and fat, and they tend to have more calories,â€? Case explained. In a case study with the University of Maryland, a full 81 percent of subjects put on pounds after going gluten-free for two years. Steinbrick said, â€œThe carby stuff-- the [gluten-free] breads and pastas,
are more carbohydrates than normal breads and pastas because it is made different.â€? Going on a gluten-free diet is more equivalent to maintaining a low-carb diet. â€œPeople swear by it,â€? Steinbrick continued, â€œIf you switch to gluten-free products thatâ€™s not going to help you out, but if you donâ€™t eat the crackers or the bread you would lose weight.â€? However, the fad surrounding the gluten-free diet has not only made people more aware of the disease, it has also made more gluten-free products available. This increase in awareness has made dealing with Celiac easier for people like Steinbrick. â€œI think it is good for me and other people who need to be gluten-free because it gives us more press about becoming gluten-free and Celiac disease, so there are more foods available
and thereâ€™s more options and variety now because so many people have gone glutenIUHHÂľ,I\RXĂ€QG\RXUVHOIJHWWLQJV\PSWRPV after eating a whole bowl of pasta, try cutting back on your gluten intake. But do not look to the gluten-free diet for the latest way to lose a few pounds. 5HVHDUFK SURYHV WKLV ZLOO QRW EH EHQHĂ€FLDO Just because Miley Cyrus has done it doesnâ€™t mean you should. I mean have you seen her haircut? She is no role model. Stick to your gut. Julie Conlon can be contacted at email@example.com. Sam Norton can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012
A look ahead at off-campus living REGAN DRISCOLL
â€œThe hardest thing is you have to save your money. On campus everything is paid up front.â€?
EQUIONOX STAFF Each year sophomores and upperclassmen must decide where they will call home the following year. Will they choose to stay on campus? Or will they venture off to their own apartments? Is one better than the other? Letâ€™s start with cost. According to various off-campus students, rent, on average, costs around $600 plus utilities. Utilities provided and cost depend on the location, the landlord being rented from, and of course, the apartment or house. The better the location, the higher the SULFH ZLOO EH 6WXGHQWV Ă€QG WKHLU HOHFWULF bills to be averaging about $10 a person and internet and cable bundles average about $80 a month. Heat varies depending on if it is electric or not. Oil tends to be more expensive, but LWLVDĂ€[HGUDWHZKHUHDVWKHFRVWRIHOHFWULF depends on how much tenants use. The best thing to do is plenty of research WRĂ€QGWKHEHVWGHDOWKDWĂ€WVĂ€QDQFLDOQHHGV Donâ€™t forget about groceries or, if desired, a meal plan as well. There are other costs to consider too, such as cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and furnishings. When averaging the housing rates for the school together and dividing them by the seven months students live at school not including breaks, the monthly cost would be about $1,000, excluding the meal plan, which averages at about $340 monthly. This makes off-campus housing more economically sound, since it is a longer rental period and without having to leave
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for breaks. The difference is whether or not it is better to pay the costs up front, or to budget all income and pay monthly. Some landlords do offer students the option to pay the yearâ€™s rent all at once. â€œThe hardest thing is you have to save your money. On campus everything is paid up front,â€? Lucas Mathews, a senior, said. Chris Lockett said the hardest thing is catching up on rent when he gets backed up DQGĂ€QGLQJDMREWRSD\WKHUHQWEXWKHVDLG at least, â€œI can do what I want.â€? What else do upperclassmen have to say on the matter? 'RP*DPEOHDMXQLRUFKRVHWRFRQWLQXH living on campus and said, â€œThe only downside is still being under Keeneâ€™s rules, but itâ€™s worth it because everything is so convenient.â€? Convenience is another good point. Living off campus either requires walking farther distances or paying for the gas to drive there. If driving, students would need to buy a parking pass or get quarters for the meters and hope there is a spot. But what other upsides are there to renting off campus? â€œObviously the freedom. You donâ€™t have to swipe a card to get in every time,â€? Mathews noted. â€œIt gets you ready for the real world,â€?
Lockett said. On-campus housing provides more of a community atmosphere because rooms are close together and hundreds of students live in one building. Also, since there are events, activities and meetings put on by the dorm, there is more opportunity for interaction among students. But Mathews said, â€œIt [off campus] is a little more spread out, but we still see each RWKHUMXVWQRWÂľ (OOHQ /RQVGDOH D MXQLRU VDLG Â´, OLNH having a place thatâ€™s less communal and more independent. I donâ€™t have a meal plan, so you need to learn to take on more responsibilities.â€? If feeling caught in the middle, a new apartment building opened up which offers the community feel of a dormitory while still getting the off -campus experience. Arcadia Apartments are located on Emerald Street, right near Davis Street, and opened up this year because according to the property manager, Heather Trombly, â€œKeene State College told us there was a need for not only more off-campus housing but better off-campus housing.â€? Trombly continued and said, â€œThe students really need a place that they can go thatâ€™s safe and secure and new, something fresh.â€?
She also said, â€œItâ€™s nice because it feels like a dorm, but thereâ€™s no RAs. Itâ€™s a good transitional period from sophomore to MXQLRU\HDUÂľ Safety is another shared advantage in these apartments. Trombly stated, â€œEverything is very secure: you use a card to get into the building; everything is on a computer system so thatâ€™s how you access it; and you also have separate keys for each bedroom; and thereâ€™s security cameras, which we will be getting for the outside as well, so the building will be completely secure. You donâ€™t have anyone who has a weird background check or any criminal offenses.â€? Rent costs about $800 a month with all utilities, including internet and cable. Another plus is the apartments come furnished, television and all. Specials are sometimes run on the rent price. â€œI am telling students that if they sign now for next year youâ€™ll pay the $600,â€? Trombly shared. This rent special is being UXQXQWLO-DQXDU\7KHEXLOGLQJKROGV DSDUWPHQWV ZLWK EHGURRPV DQG LV currently 40 percent occupied. The best advice to give students trying to make a decision is to shop around and start early.
Â´'RQÂˇW IHHO OLNH \RX KDYH WR Ă€QG D SODFH right away,â€? Lonsdale said. Mathews added, â€œYou donâ€™t want to settle for a place.â€? Trombly stated that, â€œA lot of students go out and I donâ€™t think that they do enough UHVHDUFK WR Ă€QG RXW ZKDWÂˇV UHDOO\ JRLQJ WR work for them. You have to look at all sides of it, what is the landlord offering you, what condition are the apartments in, you really have to make sure you getting the bang for your buck.â€? Make sure the apartment and the landlord is the right choice, so there are no regrets. Students should feel they can count on their landlords and that the year will run smoothly. â€œWe had a student that had an issue with a pipe; he called me at 11:30 [p.m.] DQGKHZHUHKHUHXQWLODP,VWD\HGZLWK him the whole time and made sure that everything got done. I feel like as a landlord and a property manager to have your presence there for the students is comforting to them to know that you really are serious about making sure that theyâ€™re happy,â€? Trombly explained. Mathews had an experience and explained, â€œI locked my keys in my apartment on a Sunday and called my maintenance man and he came and let me in that day, which I thought was really nice. He left a barbeque and everything.â€? Be sure to consider all of the aspects offcampus housing comes with and, if it is the right choice, begin the search for the perfect place to call home. Regan Driscoll can be contacted at email@example.com.
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What is it that the students of KSC want to see in their next president? One student, senior Courtney Lynch, said a sense of FRPPXQLW\LVRQHPDMRUTXDOLW\WKDWVKRXOGEHORRNHG for in a potential president Lynch said, â€œThe president should create a welcoming campus.â€? Lynch used Interim President Jay Kahn as an example. â€œJay Kahn went out of his way to meet everyone and would try to remember faces,â€? Lynch recalled. Senior Bonnie Chalmers similarly added that she would like to see a president who is available face to face. Chalmers said, â€œNot all students feel comfortable MXVWVHQGLQJDQHPDLOWRWKHLUSUHVLGHQWÂľ Chalmers added, â€œThe president should be more involved with the community as a whole.â€?
Chalmers mentioned the effect that the KSC president could have on the Keene community. â€œThe president should work to create stronger relationships between departments on-campus,â€? Chalmers explained, â€œThe president should be good at connecting groups of SHRSOHEULQJLQJSHRSOHWRJHWKHUDQGĂ€QGLQJRXWZKDW changes need to be made.â€? Jennifer Welch, a senior, stated that she would like to see a president involved in academics as well as administration, but also said, â€œWe should have someone who cares about the school, is honest and is willing to try new things.â€? Williamsâ€™ selection process echoes that of these studentsâ€™ desires. Williams explained she wants to help select someone who cares for the school and knows how a college works. While the selection board has not decided on spe-
FLĂ€FTXDOLWLHVWKH\ZRXOGOLNHWRVHHLQDSUHVLGHQW:LOliams shared her thoughts as she moves forward with her role in the selection process. Williams stated, â€œI would like someone who has had experience working in an institution of higher education. I think that thatâ€™s important. Itâ€™s something that was brought up in the Open Forum--the idea of having someone like a politician or a business person, but I really think that in order for Keene State to remain the type of college that it is, we need someone with a background in higher education.â€? Williams commented that the new president needs to have the ability to oversee the diverse campus community. She said he or she needs to be able to work well with WKH SHRSOH RQ FDPSXV DV WKH MRE UHTXLUHV KHDY\ FRO-
laboration with many departments. She also mentioned, â€œI donâ€™t want someone to come in here and try to change Keene State to what they want it to be. Iâ€™d rather they come in here and accept Keene State for what it is right now because itâ€™s a great place. I hope for them to fall in love with this institution as all of the students do.â€? Williams concluded, â€œA president who can love Keene State as much as the students love Keene State and is supportive of the studentsâ€™ growth and the connection between the college and the community of Keene, N.H. Thatâ€™s what I would like to see from a studentâ€™s point of view.â€? Pamela Bump can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Student mixes his own beat to live by SAM NORTON
A&E EDITOR WES SERAFINE
EQUINOX STAFF For some music is an outletâ€”a way to express your thoughts and emotions. For senior Jeff Slark music is more than just his outlet; itâ€™s his talent. â€œMusic, as a release, thatâ€™s the only thing Iâ€™ve ever known,â€? he said, â€œIf I want to be present in the moment Iâ€™ll go and play some music. Music is my escape, itâ€™s the one thing Iâ€™m highly passionate about.â€? To Slark, music has been that one constant passion. At the age of ten, after watching his mother play the piano all his life, Slark started to take piano lessons. After four years of lessons, Slark began to teach himself the rhythms and melodies present in the styles of Billy Joel and Elton Johnâ€” his two favorite artists to emulate as he plays the piano. For him, â€œTiny Dancer,â€? â€œGoodbye Yellow Brick Road,â€? and â€œNew York State of Mind,â€? are the melodies that inspire his Ă€QJHUWLSVWRFRPHWROLIHDVKHVOLGHVWKHP across the glossy black and white piano keys. â€œNew York State of Mind,â€? by Billy Joel is the example of perfection to Slark. â€œWhen he did that song it was so connected to that place,â€? he said. Kellan Grady, who attended high school with Slark and was his suitemate freshman year said, â€œHeâ€™s always been good at singing and playing the piano, throughout high school he was kind of known for that.â€? One of Slarkâ€™s fondest memories is during his freshman year of college when he brought his keyboard to his friends house off campus. There, Slark entertained a group of his friends by bringing Elton Johnâ€™s â€œTiny Dancerâ€? to lifeâ€”once Slark struck the keys, he immediately captivated the crowdâ€” forcing everyone to sing along to the melody â€œPiano man he makes his stand, in the auditorium, looking on she sings the songs. The words she knows the tune she
hums.â€? When Slark came to pursue an education at Keene State College in safety, he discovered the a capella group, Chock Full of Notes. During the seventh grade, Slark joined his middle schoolâ€™s chorus group. From then on, Slark stuck with singing, further diversifying his skills as a musician. Once Slark heard that CFON was allowing males to audition, he decided to join and has been singing with the group for the past three years performing his solo of â€œSheâ€™s Waiting,â€? by Eric Clapton. Just like Clapton sang, â€œYou keep pretendinâ€™ not to care. But I will hear you sing a different song,â€? Slark always continues to sing a different song. His diverse taste in music is what has made him successful as an artistâ€”for him singing the styles of jazz artists Duke Ellington and Maceo Parker is what inspires him most to sing. Katie Nunes, the music director for CFON, said, â€œHeâ€™s incredibly knowledgeable on anything music oriented, even more than I am. Heâ€™ll come up with these ideas that I would never have thought of.â€? His ability to take an idea and revolutionize it is what has given him his favorite memories of performing. During Slarkâ€™s senior year of high school, he and his friend compiled a hip-hop medley that had been remixed for the styles of guitar and piano and performed it at their talent show. Even though Slark and his friend were in trouble for the lyrical content, it is one of his performances that not only captivated his audience, but one that has even captivated him. This medley is one that Slark continues to perform. His success with his main passion music is attributed to his hard work and dedication of practiceâ€”the practice that has allowed Slark to turn one moment into an unforgettable musical experience. â€œPeople will try to learn the easy way, but itâ€™s just not going to happen,â€? he said. If you are not growing, you are decay-
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class helped him give this project, which is three to four times larger than the normal sized advanced project, the go ahead. â€œI really thought that if there is a crew that can do it they seem dedicated, willing to do it and why not give it a shot,â€? Cook said. Now Jorgensen and his crew are working towards making this seemingly herculean task a reality. The crew held casting during the weekend of Sept. 20 in Keene
and Manchester, N.H. as well as Boston, Mass. Here they selected two actors to play the lead roles. They uploaded a trailer for the Ă€OP RQWR WKH ,QWHUQHW WKLV SDVW summer. Jorgensen typed the last words on the second draft of WKHVFULSWDQGDIDOOEDFNĂ€OPLQJ location is cemented if they are XQDEOHWRĂ€QGDQRWKHUORFDWLRQ 7KH Ă€OPÂˇV ZULWHU DQG GLUHFtor, Jorgensen, said the movie will chronicle a documentary Ă€OPFUHZSLHFLQJWRJHWKHUDĂ€OP
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about St. Osmundâ€™s, which in -RUJHQVHQÂˇV Ă€FWLRQDO VHWWLQJZDV the largest insane asylum in the United States during its operation, housing 15,000 inmates. Jorgensen said this number is realistically close to the actual largest ever in the United States. Jorgensen explained this documentary crew is attempting to unearth the reasons that lead to St. Osmundâ€™s closing in the 1960s with 15,000 unaccounted inmates. Once the documentary crew gains access and is locked in the building, the themes of WKLV Ă€OP DUH GUDZQ RXW DV WKH crew begins to uncover the reasons that led to the asylumâ€™s abrupt closing. -RUJHQVHQ VDLG WKH Ă€OP will be shot in the found footDJH VW\OH DNLQ WR Ă€OPV VXFK DV â€œParanormal Activityâ€? and â€œThe Blair Witch Project.â€? â€œWeâ€™re kind of painting a target on our own backs with how we are constructing this movie,â€? Jorgensen VDLG Â´,WÂˇV D VWXGHQW KRUURU Ă€OP thatâ€™s in found footage style. Those two things make it hard for people to take us seriously.â€? To combat this stigma, Jorgensen said they are producLQJ D Ă€OP WKDW UHOLHV RQ PRUH sophisticated methods of eliciting a frightful response than the typical blood and gore of horror Ă€OPV)RUWKDWUHDVRQ&RRNVDLG WKHĂ€OPLVPRUHSV\FKRORJLFDOLQ nature.â€œI think itâ€™s a bit more â€Ś intellectual than straight horror,â€? &RRN VDLG Â´%XW ZHÂˇUH GHĂ€QLWHO\ going for the scares.â€? Jorgensen said he and his crew shot a trailer for the Ă€OP DW DQ DEDQGRQHG SULVRQ in Boscawen, N.H. over the summer, which can be viewed
on the groupâ€™s Facebook page â€œSt. Osmundâ€™s.â€? This is unusual, according to Jorgensen, since a movie trailer is usually cut IURP WKH Ă€QLVKHG IRRWDJH RQFH all shooting has taken place. Jorgensen and his crew used the trailer to help bolster fundraising efforts on their Kickstarter page, a website that helps raise money for creative projects. â€œWe wrote the trailer to show what WKH Ă€OP ZRXOG ORRN OLNH DQG touch on where some of the horror would come from and the visual look of the movie,â€? Jorgensen said. Jorgensen said prospecWLYH Ă€OP VWXGHQWV DUH DZDUH as early as orientation that for their senior thesis project, they will have to fund their projects independently. Aside from the department equipment students can borrow, which Jorgensen admits is essential to their success, they must fund their own movie. Cook stated that these projects usually cost in the range of $15,000 to $20,000 with all the funding coming out of the studentsâ€™ pockets. He said this works out to an individual investment of up to $2,000 for each student involved with projects in the past. Jorgensen explained how the Kickstarter page works: you set a goal, in their case it was $5,000. If you meet this goal within 30 days, you can keep the money \RXUDLVHGPLQXVDĂ€YHSHUFHQW stipend to the website for hosting the page. They raised a total of $5,550 and were able to keep $5,050 of this money. Jorgensen said Matthew Newton of the
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Decoding the themes of the Redfern Arts Center HANNAH SUNDELL
EQUINOX STAFF SAM NORTON
A&E EDITOR Art is a form of communication that is based on a creative connection. As a community, it is important to harness this creative connection in order to give art a deeper meaning. According to Shannon Mayers, director of the Redfern Arts Center, community outreach is an element that the Redfern wants to incorporate into its performances this year. â€œWhen I came on last year, I wanted to expand this model to be able to expand to include more meaningful activities that were open not just to a music student, but to students in other departments, and to the community so that the experience of attending an event is much fuller,â€? Mayers said. This year, Mayers hopes to not only get students and faculty involved with the theatre, arts, and dance departments, but also community members as well. â€œWhat I looked towards was being able to help EXLOG DQWLFLSDWLRQ DQG UHĂ HFWLRQ DURXQG WKH HYHQW DQG , ORRNHG LQWR Ă€QGLQJ FROODERUDWLRQV ZLWKLQ departments and or outside organizations when we were putting our programming together,â€? Mayers continued, â€œA guide to this type of outreach or this type of collaboration we have created is called creative connection and thatâ€™s the way we look at outreach, its more than just a residency.â€? This type of community outreach is accomplished through deciding what themes are present throughout this yearâ€™s performances. These scheduled performances serve as a way to start a conversation amongst Keene State College and the Keene community as to how to become more involved with the Redfern Arts Centerâ€™s community. Jackie Hooper, marketing and business manager for the Redfern Arts Center, said, â€œWeâ€™re trying to encourage more people to attend and to introduce them to the arts and how the arts can really not only be an enjoyable experience, but also expand your
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horizons and make you think in different ways.â€? Freshman Tyler Bean said that the Redfern â€œis doing a great job of putting on shows for students to see.â€? Part of deepening this experience is expanding the event to more than just the theatre, dance, and art departments. This year, the Redfern is collaborating with the Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Cohen Center during this yearâ€™s Spectrum Dance, which will be held on Oct. 16. According to Hooper, the director of the Spectrum Dance, Donald Byrd, made this yearâ€™s performance modern by incorporating genocides that are happening around the world today and how we can prevent them from occurring. Mayers said, â€œIt is beyond the Holocaust that happened in World :DU ,, LWÂˇV ORRNLQJ DW VSHFLĂ€FDOO\ how do artists survive? How do they manage to endure? How do they continue to do their art? And artists did continue to do their work during these very hard times.â€? This year, during the Spectrum Dance, the annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture will be held on Oct. 15 and Byrd, the director of the show, will be holding a post show discussion after the performance on Oct. 16, according to Mayers. This allows viewers to obtain an artistic perspective of what happened in history. â€œOur audience is the students, is the faculty, is the campus, but we are also part of Keene and the Monadnock region and we have a responsibility--a creative responsibility to be able to bring this work and these artists together, because we as a performing arts center, need to support and advocate for the artists that come through,â€? Mayers said. 7KH *ULIĂ€Q 7KHDWUH &RPSDQ\ LV another group performing at the Redfern this season. This March, the show â€œLetters Homeâ€? will be performed, consisting of actual letters written by soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, which will be read out loud. This event is sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers, as part of a program where they are hiring 500 veterans, according to Hooper. â€œItâ€™s a very personal, non-political look at the experience of being a VROGLHUGXULQJWKHVHFRQĂ LFWV%XWRI course it deals with military history, FRQĂ LFW LQ WKH 0LGGOH (DVW SDWULRtism, terrorism, the human experience of war, war correspondence, journalism, and the element of taking letters and performing them on-stage, and it becomes a different dramatic monologue in history,â€? Mayers said. Other organizations collaborating with the Redfern Arts Center this year are the KSC Film Society and Film Studies Department, the Theatre and Dance Department, 0RQDGQRFN 5DGLR *URXS (7+(/ String Quartet, Vermont Performance Lab, and the Apple Hill String Quartet. In order to involve the community with the arts more, the Redfern is hosting pre and post show discussions that allow the audience to gain a deeper understanding of the performance, the artistâ€™s creative process, and the themes presented throughout the shows this year. â€œWhen you attend an event the artists and the audience become a community of its own for that one instance in time. And itâ€™s very unique, itâ€™s a live performance, it will never be duplicated, the combination of people will never be duplicated and if youâ€™ve ever attended an event anywhere, if itâ€™s a live event, you become a community for an hour or two and you are all experiencing something,â€? Mayers said. However, what is experienced is dependent upon the connection that is made between the performers and their audience. In order to deepen this connection--it is important to involve the community as a whole in order to diversify the face of the Redfern. â€œWe are one of the public faces of the college campus,â€? Mayers continued, â€œItâ€™s about the arts at Keene State College and that is where the arts start to have a ripple effect.â€? For this ripple effect to occur it has to be a form of communication that inspires creative connection amongst the community. Hannah Sundell can be contacted at email@example.com. Sam Norton can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012
Students sink their teeth into Dracula SAM NORTON
A&E EDITOR Itâ€™s a story that is as old as history: a story that has been told numerous times. But not like this. From Nov. 14 to 17, Daniel Patterson, professor of theatre and dance, will introduce his take on the infamous play, â€œDracula.â€? However, Pattersonâ€™s adaptation will steer away from the clichĂŠ that is associated with this production and introduce the character of Dracula in a more modern way. To help Patterson bring his vision to life, he has enlisted the help of Graphic Design Professor Melissa DiPalma and her Graphic Design II class. The students enrolled in this class will not only be designing two poster concepts, one of which will be VHOHFWHG DV WKH Ă€QDO SRVWHU design, but the students will also be designing an ad for a newspaper, the cover of the program, and a program teaser, according to Patterson. And for these designs, PatWHUVRQKDVDVSHFLĂ€FYLVLRQLQ mind. â€œI really wanted to avoid clichĂŠ, all the usual stuffâ€”I even was trying for a while to avoid using the cape because it is such a clichĂŠ in â€˜Dracula,â€™ but we discovered we needed the cape in â€˜Dracula,â€™â€? Patterson said. In order to do this, Patterson warned the graphic design students to steer away from using images that incorporated fangs, marks on the neck, and bats. Instead, Patterson wanted to focus more on Draculaâ€™s true character, blood and all. For junior Matt Moses, blood was the primary inspiration for the concept of his poster design. In order to capture the realism aspect of blood in his design, Moses said he experimented with various mixtures of fake blood in order to
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get the perfect mix. It took six different mixtures in order IRU 0RVHV WR Ă€QG D FRQFRFtion he could incorporate in his design. For Moses, this project was more than about experimenting with different elements to create the perfect design; it was about gaining the experience of working with a client. â€œItâ€™s cool to have someone tell you what they want and make that,â€? he said. â€œWe have the professor come and talk about the play and their production of the play and this is a chance for the director to explain who
the key characters are and what they seem to think are some of the symbols and icons that they associate with the play,â€? DiPalma said. This is the fourth time that DiPalmaâ€™s Graphic Design II class has worked with the theatre department, and itâ€™s a collaborative relationship that allows students to gain experience dealing with a client outside of the classroom. â€œItâ€™s a great relationship for us because at this level for the graphic design students, itâ€™s a chance for them to work with the idea of a client and thatâ€™s very valuable to them
and itâ€™s a good time in their academic experience to do it,â€? DiPalma said. â€œGraphic design is about whatâ€™s put out in the public and that peopleâ€™s interpretations of things are different and how people perceive messages can be different than what they think, so it broadens their view beyond what we are always doing together in the classroom,â€? DiPalma continued. And thatâ€™s what Patterson wants his version of Dracula to doâ€”to go beyond peopleâ€™s perception of what Draculaâ€™s story is. â€œIn all the advertisements
so far, we have indicated that there will be blood so what I told them was after having done some research on the show, itâ€™s more of a deeper show than I thought it was. The characters are deeper, you care about them more, and even Dracula is more human. In a sense he is more human, he is searching for a mate: he is searching for love,â€? Patterson said. This is what Patterson said he hopes the graphic design students capture; not the Dracula clichĂŠ, but the real Dracula. Patterson, along with the Assistant Director of Dracula,
Chris Kelly, and the Administrative Assistant of Arts and Humanities, Nancy Aubrey, ZLOOSLFNWKHĂ€QDOSRVWHUFRQcept that they will use for the performance. However, Patterson said WKDW DOO RI WKH Ă€QDO FRQFHSWV will be on display in the lobby of the Redfern Arts Center, which will provide the students with a chance for the public to view their work. Sam Norton can be contacted at email@example.com.
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ingâ€”one must always build on their talents and continue to improve, Slark added. And that is what Slark has done; he has continued to strengthen his muscle that is his musical ability and has kept it in shapeâ€”a shape that allows him to blend all of his musical styles and create one harmonious performance. For Slark, his main passion has always remained DJing. When Jeff was a senior in high school, his interest in turning tables piqued. He would remix tracks and make instrumentals of other songs. It wasnâ€™t until his sophomore year in college that he was able to bring his passion to life. Slark started to save up money in order
WRSXUFKDVHKLVĂ€UVWVHWRIWXUQWDEOHV As Slark became more and more enthralled with being coherent in the style of turning tables, his skills further advanced. It wasnâ€™t until the summer before his junior year that he would soon become one of the studentsâ€™ favorite DJs at McCueâ€™s. Now, every Thursday night you can see Slark bringing his passion to life as a DJ. For now, focusing on his DJ career is what Slark ZDQWV WR SXUVXH PRVW Â´$OO WKDW GHĂ€QLWHO\ takes time, itâ€™s one of those things you got to build up,â€? he said. Itâ€™s through playing the beats and lyrics of old school hip-hop by artists Pete Rock & CL
Smooth and Biggie Smalls that Slark does just thatâ€”builds up the music to pump up the crowd. â€œTwo of my most favorite albums of all time are Ready to Die and Life After Death by Biggie,â€? he said. For Slark, old school hiphop is nothing like the hip-hop today. â€œItâ€™s fun, itâ€™s not about the money, the cars, and the material things,â€? he said. For Slark that is what music is for himâ€” itâ€™s not about money, the cars, or the material thingsâ€”itâ€™s about performing what he is passionate about. â€œIâ€™m really passionate about it. It helps me keep a clear head and be present,â€? he said. Music is also a way for Slark to impact an
audience. â€œI want the crowd to feel emotionally changed and to feel different when they listen,â€? he said. But his crowd will do more than just listen. (OWRQ -RKQ VLQJV Â´%OXH MHDQ EDE\ /$ lady, seamstress for the band. Pretty eyed, pirate smile, youâ€™ll marry a music man.â€? And a music man is what Slark is. Sam Norton can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. :HV6HUDĂ€QHFDQEHFRQWDFWHGDW ZVHUDĂ€QH#NHHQHHTXLQR[FRP
Caesars touting tenants at new Vegas Strip project KEN RITTER
ASSOCIATED PRESS &DVLQR JLDQW &DHVDUV (QWHUWDLQment Corp. and the owner-operator of a Los Angeles shopping district are touting the tenants signed on for an open-air master-planned entertainment, restaurant and retail complex being built at the base of a big new Las Vegas Strip observation wheel. A Brooklyn Bowl entertainment venue, a Yard House beer bar and an Asian-themed food and art marketplace are among anchor businesses for the $550 million project, developers announced Monday. The pedestrian mall, dubbed LINQ, is named for its location linkLQJ WKUHH &DHVDUV (QWHUWDLQPHQW properties â€” Harrahâ€™s Las Vegas, the Flamingo and the renamed Quad, formerly the Imperial Palace. Itâ€™s across Las Vegas Boulevard from the companyâ€™s flagship CaeVDUV 3DODFH UHVRUW &DHVDUV (QWHUtainment chief executive Gary Loveman said the goal is to appeal to a younger generation of customers looking for excitement and live entertainment in addition to gambling. â€œRather than adding additional gaming space or more rooms into an already room-rich market, weâ€™ve designed The LINQ and its distinctive set of tenants to create an
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This image provided by provided by Caesars Entertainment Corp. shows an artists conception of an area named LINQ across Las Vegas Boulevard from the flagship Caesars Palace.
entertainment experience unlike any other currently available in Las Vegas,â€? Loveman said in a statement. Leasing is being handled by Rick J. Caruso and Caruso Affiliated, the company behind The Grove in Los Angeles. Caruso said the plan is to provide 24-hour programming aimed at changing the way people think
about shopping and entertainment in Las Vegas. Twelve tenants have claimed a little more than twothirds of the space in LINQ, said Jon Gray, a Caesars vice president and LINQ project manager. He likes to call the location the 50-yard line of the Las Vegas Strip, and he noted that it is within walking distance of 24,000 hotel rooms.
Gray pointed to company tallies putting the number of pedestrians passing the location in the millions every year, and to plans that call for it to lead like a Main Street or midway to the 550-foot-tall Ferrisstyle wheel, dubbed the High Roller. It is expected to open in late 2013. LINQ designers plan walkable space with upscale storefronts, ter-
races and patios amid the threestory complex. â€œNightclubs, bars, bowling alleys. This includes everything,â€? Gray told The Associated Press. The first Western U.S. site of a Brooklyn Bowl concert, nightclub, bar, bowling alley and restaurant venue will take up about 25 percent of the 300,000-square-foot development. Brooklyn Bowl is being designed with a 600-seat performance hall able to host crowds watching football on Sundays, DJ or hip-hop karaoke and nightly concerts. Gray said the Yard House restaurant aims to slake the thirsts of beer fans, while the Asian-themed )$0(ÂłIRUIRRGDUWPXVLFDQG entertainment â€” market will offer sushi, dim sum, noodle bowls and robata grill foods to patrons in lounge seating and street art from urban Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Seoul. Other tenants include Sprinkles, a Los Angeles-based cupcake and ice cream shop; Flower and Barley, a brick oven pizzeria; Koto, an oddities and gifts store with outlets in Miami and Aspen, Colo.; and Off the Strip, a bistro and bar. The company said as many as 3,000 construction workers could work to build the project. It is expected to employ 1,500 people once it is open. Template 022308 JJP
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Green Day releases their album Breaking down the real Jonah Hex â€œIn the 1970s, DC comics introduced reminiscent of earlier work one of the most popular and WES SERAFINE
enduring characters to emerge from this genre: Jonah Hex.â€?
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This CD cover image released by Warner Bros. Records shows â€œÂĄUno!,â€? the latest release by Green Day.
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COPY EDITOR Taking a step back from their last two albums, which were very much concept based, Green Day has produced an album that brings back the sounds of their earlier work. Â´ÂŁ8QRÂľWKHĂ€UVWLQDVHWRIWKUHH albums to be released between September and January (â€œÂĄDos!â€? to come Nov. 13, 2012, and â€œÂĄTre!â€? on Jan. 15, 2013), is an album that gives ample opportunity for belting out the lyrics and dancing in the most inappropriate of places. â€œÂĄUno!â€? is full of danceable beats, fast guitar strokes, and the loud slams of Tre Coolâ€™s drums. Making the perfect cocktail of pop, rock, and, this album gets the blood pumping WKURXJK\RXUYHLQVRQWKHĂ€UVWOLVWHQ wraps you in its arms of awesome in the second, and has you convinced that life is one big party by the third FRPSOHWH ZLWK WKH EDG GULQNV Ă€VWĂ€JKWVDQGWHHQDJHORYH â€œÂĄUno!â€? starts strongly with â€œNuclear Family,â€? the most recent single, and a song which kicks off begging to be turned up to 11. With the cry of â€œGonna ride the world like a merry-go-round,â€? the album opening tells listeners that this is going to be a good time. Starting off strong, the album moves into a mix of love songs, disgust, and anarchy. â€œLet Yourself Goâ€? is one track which, with the background screams of back-up guitarist Jason White, will inspire insanity and previously unknown punk rock rage in any listener. It is easily one of the fastest, most basically punk rock songs on the album, and one can easily imagine a sneer on the mouth of singer
Billie Joe Armstrong as he sings for a nameless antagonist to â€œCut the crap â€˜cause youâ€™re screaming in my ear/And youâ€™re taking up all of the space/Youâ€™re really testing my patience again/And Iâ€™d rather get punched in the face.â€? Itâ€™s a track of clear hatred for someone, a feeling which no doubt many people can relate to. The track â€œKill the DJâ€? stands out with Mike Dirntâ€™s bass guitar sounds reminiscent of something from a funk band. With strong imagery in its story of wandering intoxicated through the streets of New York while harERULQJ WKRXJKWV RI VWULNLQJ Ă€UVW against the â€œDJ,â€? this song is a strange combination of violent counterattack and hip-shaking beats. As strange as it is, though, it works. Both â€œFell For Youâ€? and â€œSweet 16â€? have lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong crooning thoughts of love in differing ways. â€œFell For Youâ€? is a declaration of love, feeling completely crazy about a person. It lends itself easily to dancing with its simple melody sounding like something from the 1950s, but a little rougher. Singing â€œAnd I went down like the speed of sound/Youâ€™re out of sight but not out of mind/I had a dream that I kissed your lips and it felt so true/Then I woke up as a nervous wreck and I fell for you,â€? Armstrong tells an easily-relatable tale of falling head over heels for someone. â€œSweet 16â€? offers a more nostalgic look at love, remembering a â€œBrown-eyed girl thatâ€™s throwing down/A bottle of Olde English. Back in the warehouse/Old days are Ă€QHEXWDUHOHIWVRIDUEHKLQGÂľ With a wistful vocal melody, this track arouses thoughts of high
school love never forgotten but never quite let go of, either. One can imagine two teenagers, trespassing in an old warehouse to drink cheap, nasty liquor on a Friday night, madly in love and imagining theyâ€™d be together forever. These are the memories stirred up by â€œSweet 16,â€? even for listeners who have never had the experience. The album closes out with â€œOh, /RYHÂľWKHĂ€UVWVLQJOHUHOHDVHGWKLV past July. Starting simply with just a guitar and Armstrongâ€™s voice, the track then picks up the remaining instruments and builds itself into VRPHWKLQJ JUHDWHUD JUDQG Ă€QDOH one might say. It picks up into a guitar solo any fan would respect, and drops back into just the lone guitar and Armstrongâ€™s singing once again, before rising once more into the songâ€™s Ă€QLVK$UROOHUFRDVWHURIVRXQGDQG IHHOLQJLWLVDIDQWDVWLFĂ€QLVKWRWKH album as a whole. Where â€œNuclear Familyâ€? kicks open the doors to a fun 42 minutes, â€œOh, Loveâ€? closes out the album neatly, picking up after the shattered hearts and drunken rages. Green Dayâ€™s â€œÂĄUno!â€? is a great step back into more accessible territory after the â€œAmerican Idiotâ€? and â€œ21st Century Breakdownâ€? albums. Less of a cry against the workings of the government and the life being created in the country right now and more of a good old fashioned pop rock album, it presents a fun and spirited track list, perfect for kicking up a good mood. I donâ€™t recommend listening before bed, though; the adrenaline will keep you up all night.
To close out our look at DCâ€™s Zero Month, we have a special treat for you guys. Growing up with the reputation as the comic book guy, Iâ€™m often asked who my favorite superhero is. While Iâ€™ve always been partial to well-known characters such as Batman, Superman, or Captain America, if I were to pick my real favorite superhero it would be a character by the name of Jonah Hex. Who is Jonah Hex? To answer that question, itâ€™s time for a little lesson in comic book history. In the 1950s, superhero comics had fallen out of popularity due to increased censorship from the Comics Code Authority. At the same time, there was a surge in the popularity of western themed comics. In the 1970s, DC comics introduced one of the most popular and enduring characters to emerge from this genre: Jonah Hex, a tough-asnails bounty hunter with a severely scarred face. Hex has no powers to speak of, just a strong code of justice and VNLOOVZLWKDQ\ZHDSRQKHFDQĂ€QG Over the years Jonah Hex has battled both traditional western outlaws and supernatural threats alike. ,QDIHDWXUHĂ€OPZDVPDGH about the character. Despite Josh Brolin doing an excellent job portraying Hex, the Ă€OP GLG QRW IDUH ZHOO ZLWK FULWLFV or fans due to some questionable ill-advised choices in casting and the decision to give Jonah Hex the power to talk to the dead, something that heâ€™s never been able to do in any of the comics. This is a shame, because Hex is a character with a rich history and a great deal of potential for mainstream popularity. Todayâ€™s comic deals with the origin story of Jonah Hex. However, itâ€™s presented differently than
it would be in a traditional origin comic. Instead, different aspects of his history are presented in short vignettes. Readers see Hex being born and being abused by his alcoholic father. His mother abandons him because she simply cannot take another beating. His father sells him to a tribe of Native Americans to pay off his gambling debts, and the tribe raises him as one of their own only to have his jealous, adoptive brother turn on him and leave him for dead. 7KH DXWKRU VKRZV +H[ Ă€JKWLQJ in the civil war, getting captured and tortured by Union soldiers. Everything that has shaped Hexâ€™s life is shown to the reader, each event lasting just long enough to make its point and say what it needs to say. The highlight of the comic is when Hex returns to the tribe to challenge his adoptive brother in D Ă€JKW WR WKH GHDWK 7KH UXOHV DUH simple: They must battle using only tomahawks, and the victor will be the last man left alive. Upon learning that his brother cheated by giving him a sabotaged tomahawk, Hex pulls a small knife and slits his throat. Since Jonah cannot prove his brother cheated, Hex must face the consequences for breaking the rules of combat. He is exiled from the tribe and has a hot tomahawk pressed against his face, giving him his iconic scar. This comic is a fairly straightforward story, giving us the origin in an interesting way that holds our attention. It is exactly the kind of story I expected out of Jonah Hex, a dark western-style story with elements of tragedy thrown in.
The artwork is just okay. It is certainly legible and does a great job with facial expressions. A lot of Hexâ€™s evolution can be evidenced in his face. When heâ€™s a little kid, you donâ€™t see the cold-hearted bounty hunter heâ€™ll become; you see a kid who is scared and wants his mother. The more tragedy and hardship Hex endures, the more grizzled and ZHDU\KLVIDFHEHFRPHVXQWLOĂ€QDOO\ his face is permanently scarred ERWKOLWHUDOO\DQGĂ€JXUDWLYHO\ The only character that is really focused on in this issue is Hex himself and heâ€™s brilliantly written. The theme of this comic is how a tragic life can harden and strengthen a man. ,Q WKH Ă€UVW VFHQH ZKHQ -RQDK is born, Jonahâ€™s father brutally kills several corrupt lawmen, who are trying to stir up trouble. A line that stands out to me is â€œAh got me a son, gonna name him Jonah. Ah reckon ahâ€™ll teach him everythinâ€™ ah know â€˜bout people like you.â€? Even though Hexâ€™s father becomes a drunk later in his sonâ€™s life, in a way, he still kept his promise to teach him everything he knows about evil people. If Hexâ€™s father had not been an abusive monster, he may never have become the strong and honorable man he grew up to be. You can decide for yourself which fate would have been better. Like I said, this is exactly what I wanted out of Jonah Hex, and I look forward to seeing more in the coming year. Overall 5/5 :HV6HUDĂ€QHFDQEHFRQWDFWHGDW ZVHUDĂ€QH#NHHQHHTXLQR[FRP
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on it for future advanced productions,â€? Cook said, â€œIf you were taking the class next year and wanted to do a feature, a lot is going to depend on whether we are able to successfully pull this off.â€? â€œOne of the exciting things, and one of the terrifying things about doing a feature is that it opens a lot of GRRUVIRUWKHIXWXUHRI.HHQHÂˇVĂ€OPSURJUDPÂľ-RUJHQVHQ said. He added their success could force the administration to take another look at supporting the students more. â€œIâ€™m not trying to make it sound at all like they shaft us but, when it comes down to money that the students are contributing, itâ€™s a lot,â€? Jorgensen said, â€œif we can succeed this year maybe in the future the school as DZKROHORRNVDWWKHĂ€OPGHSDUWPHQWDQGVD\VÂśWKHUHLV so much potential there that we can develop if we invest in it little.â€™â€? The students behind the St. Osmundâ€™s project have not only demonstrated a readiness to tackle this movie, but also to take on the added responsibility, that if successful, it could spell big things for the departmentâ€™s prospects for the future. Jake Williams can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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RACIAL PREFERENCES â€” In Fisher v. University of Texas, to be argued Oct. 10, the court will weigh Texasâ€™ limited use of race to help fill out its incoming classes. The outcome could result in a major cutback in the use of racial preferences at the nationâ€™s colleges. ACCOUNTABILITY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES â€” The justices will consider whether American courts may be used by foreign victims to sue over human rights violations abroad. The case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, to be argued on Monday, concerns claims the oil giant Shell was complicit in atrocities committed by the Nigerian government against its citizens in the oil-rich Niger delta. DRUG-SNIFFING DOGS â€” Two disputes involving drug-sniffing dogs will be heard by the court on Halloween. In one, the question is whether a dog brought to the front door of a home to sniff for marijuana amounts to a search. In the other, the court will consider a dogâ€™s reliability and qualifications as a drugsniffing animal in a case involving a traffic stop and a warrantless search that found the ingredients for making methamphetamines in a pickup truck. FIGHTING TERRORISM â€” The government is trying to shut down a constitutional challenge to a law that lets the United States eavesdrop on overseas communications. Lawyers, journalists and human rights advocates filed a lawsuit that objected to the latest version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The issue at the high court, to be argued Oct. 29, is whether the lawâ€™s challengers are entitled to make their case in federal court. The following issues probably will be heard this term: GAY MARRIAGE â€” The justices are expected to take up gay marriage in at least one of the many appeals pending at the high court. Several lower federal courts have struck down as unconstitutional a provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal benefits, including favorable tax treatment and health benefits, among many others, to legally married same-sex couples. The court almost always has the last word when federal laws are struck down. VOTING RIGHTS ACT â€” Several appeals ask the court to invalidate a cornerstone of civil rights era legislation, a provision of the Voting Rights Act that requires all or parts of 16 states, most in the South and all with a history of past discrimination, to get approval from the Justice Department or the federal court in Washington before instituting any changes affecting elections and voting.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Syrian Foreign Minister Walid alMoallem accused some U.N. Security Council members Monday of supporting â€œterrorismâ€? in a speech colored by conspiratorial undertones that clearly aimed at the United States and its allies that support the Syrian opposition. Addressing the U.N. General Assemblyâ€™s annual gathering of world leaders, al-Moallem said that efforts by Syria and the world to end the 18-month war will fail unless Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, /LE\DDQGRWKHUVVWRSDUPLQJDQGĂ€QDQFing the opposition and instead â€œencourage dialogue and renounce violence.â€? Al-Moallem argued that the Assad regime is confronting a myriad of conspiracies by internal and external forces determined to end its 40-year rule and accused forces as diverse as the media and international organizations of attempting to destabilize the country. â€œThis terrorism, which is externally supported, is accompanied by unprecedented media provocation based on igniting religious extremism sponsored by well-known states in the region,â€? he said, DGGLQJWKRVHVWDWHVÂ´IDFLOLWDWHWKHĂ RZRI DUPV PRQH\ DQG Ă€JKWHUV WKURXJK WKH borders of some neighboring countries.â€?
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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, left, listens to his Lebanese counterpart Adnan Mansour at the Nonaligned Movement summit in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.
Investors eye â€˜cliff,â€™ Obama gains in polls MATTHEW CRAFT
ASSOCIATED PRESS As President Barack Obama widened his lead over Mitt Romney in polls this month, traders at hedge funds and LQYHVWPHQWĂ€UPVEHJDQVKRRWLQJHPDLOVWRFOLHQWVZLWKD similar theme: Itâ€™s time to start preparing for an Obama victory. What many in the market worry about isnâ€™t that high earners may pay more in taxes if Obama wins. They worry that federal spending cuts and tax hikes scheduled for 2013 will kick in on Jan. 1 and start pulling the country into another recession. The higher taxes and lower spending would total $600 billion. They take effect automatically unless Congress and the White House reach a deal before then. If heâ€™s re-elected, Obama will still face a House of Representatives controlled by Republicans the rest of the year. $QG WKH QHZ &RQJUHVV WKDW WDNHV RIĂ€FH LQ -DQXDU\ PD\
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The Supreme Court term that begins Monday holds the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.
The next cold war? Gas drilling boom rattles Russia KEVIN BEGOS
ASSOCIATED PRESS The Kremlin is watching, European nations are rebelling, and some suspect Moscow is secretly bankrolling a campaign to derail the Westâ€™s strategic plans. Itâ€™s not some Cold War movie; itâ€™s about the U.S. boom in natural gas drilling, and the political implications are enormous. Like falling dominoes, the drilling process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is shaking up world energy markets from Washington to Moscow to Beijing. Some predict what was once unthinkable: that the U.S. wonâ€™t need to import natural gas in the near future, and that Russia could be the big loser. â€œThis is where everything is being turned on its head,â€? said Fiona Hill, an expert on Russia at the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington. â€œTheir days of dominating the European gas markets are gone.â€? Any nations that trade in energy could potentially gain or lose. â€œThe relative fortunes of the United States, Russia, and China â€” and their abilLW\WRH[HUWLQĂ XHQFHLQWKHZRUOGÂłDUHWLHG in no small measure to global gas developments,â€? Harvard Universityâ€™s Kennedy School of Government concluded in a report this summer. The story began to unfold a few years ago, as advances in drilling opened up vast reserves of gas buried in deep shale rock, such as the Marcellus formation in Pennsylvania and the Barnett, in Texas. Experts had been predicting that the U.S. was running out of natural gas, but then VKDOH JDV EHJDQ WR Ă RRG WKH PDUNHW DQG
prices plunged. Russia had been exporting vast quantities to Europe and other countries for about $10 per unit, but the current price in the U.S. is now about $3 for the same quantity. That kind of math got the attention of energy companies, and politicians, around the world. Some European governments began to envision a future with less Russian natural gas. In 2009, Russia had cut off gas shipments via Ukraine for nearly two weeks amid a price and payment dispute, and more than 15 European countries were sent VFUDPEOLQJ WR Ă€QG DOWHUQDWLYH VRXUFHV RI energy. 7KH Ă€QDQFLDO VWDNHV DUH KXJH 5XVVLDÂˇV Gazprom energy corporation, which is VWDWHFRQWUROOHG KDG ELOOLRQ LQ SURĂ€WV last year. Gazprom, based in Moscow, is the worldâ€™s largest producer of natural gas and exports much of it to other countries. But last month Gazprom halted plans WR GHYHORS D QHZ DUFWLF JDV Ă€HOG VD\LQJ LW couldnâ€™t justify the investment now, and its PRVWUHFHQWĂ€QDQFLDOUHSRUWVKRZHGSURĂ€WV had dropped by almost 25 percent. The U.S. presidential campaigns have already addressed the strategic potential. A campaign position paper for Republican Mitt Romney said he â€œwill pursue policies that work to decrease the reliance of European nations on Russian sources of energy.â€? In early September, President Barack Obama said the U.S. could â€œdevelop a hundred-year supply of natural gas thatâ€™s right beneath our feet,â€? which would â€œcut our oil imports in half by 2020 and support more
than 600,000 new jobs in natural gas alone.â€? Polandâ€™s Ministry of the Environment wrote in a statement to The Associated Press that â€œan increased production of natural gas from shale formations in Europe will limit the import via pipelines from Algeria and Russia.â€? The issue has reached the highest levels of the Kremlin, too. Hill, of the Brookings think tank, heard President Vladimir Putin speak in late 2011 at a Moscow gathering of academics and media. She said in a blog post that â€œthe only time I thought that he became truly engaged was when he wanted to explain to us how dangerous fracking was.â€? But one top Gazprom executive said shale gas will actually help the country in the long run. Sergei Komlev, the head of export contracts and pricing, acknowledged the recent disruptions but predicted that the U.S. fuels wouldnâ€™t make their way to Europe on any important scale. â€œAlthough we heard that the motive of these activities was to decrease dependence of certain countries on Gazprom gas, the end results of these efforts will be utterly favorable to us,â€? Komlev wrote in an email to the AP. â€œThe reason for remaining tranquil is that we do not expect the currently abnormally low prices in the USA to last for long.â€? In other words, if the marketplace for natural gas expands, Russia will have even more potential customers because it has tremendous reserves. Komlev even thanked the U.S. for taking the role of â€œshale gas global lobbyistâ€? and said Gazprom believes natural gas is more
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environmentally friendly than other fossil fuels. â€œGazprom group generally views shale gas as a great gift to the industry,â€? he wrote. When natural gas prices rise, â€œit will make the U.S. plans to become a major gas exporter questionable.â€? Whether exports happen involves a dizzying mix of math, politics and marketplaces, along with the fact that U.S. natural gas companies â€” and their shareholders â€” want prices to rise, too. James Diemer, an executive vice presi-
dent for Pace Global, an international consulting company based in Virginia, believes that shale gas costs more to extract than the current market price. Pace, which recently released a report called â€œShale Gas: The Numbers vs. The Hype,â€? has been studying shale gas for Gazprom and other clients. Â´7KH FDSLWDO ZLOO VWRS Ă RZLQJÂľ WR 86 shale gas, and the price will go up, Diemer predicted. He would not divulge the kind of work Pace is doing for Gazprom. Pace is owned by Siemens, a German company.
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These forces were â€œfabricating a refugee crisis,â€? he said, and â€œinciting armed groups to intimidate Syrian FLYLOLDQV LQ ERUGHU DUHDV DQG IRUFLQJ WKHP WR Ă HHÂľ WR neighboring countries like Turkey, which says it is hosting nearly 100,000 Syrian refugees. Al-Moallem called for a political solution and Syrianled dialogue to agree on a roadmap to â€œa more pluralistic and democratic Syria.â€? He invited the opposition to â€œwork together to stop the shedding of Syrian blood.â€? Radwan Ziadeh, a U.S.-based spokesman for the chief opposition group, the Syrian National Council, said it was impossible to believe calls for political dialogue were genuine. â€œHe is calling for dialogue while his air force is attacking civilians in each city,â€? Ziadeh said. â€œHe is a liar representing the propaganda of the Assad regime.â€? A government air raid on a northern town killed at OHDVW SHRSOH 0RQGD\ DFWLYLVWV VDLG ZKLOH Ă€JKWLQJ raged in the commercial capital of Aleppo. The Security Councilâ€™s major powers remain deeply divided over Syria. Russia and China, key backers of Syrian President Bashar Assad, have vetoed three resolutions that could have imposed sanctions. The failed resolutions were sponsored by the U.S., Britain and France, which back the opposition and have called for Assad to be replaced. Al-Moallem said some regional and international SOD\HUVDUHVHHNLQJWRHVFDODWHWKHFRQĂ LFWDQGFUHDWHÂ´D
state of instability to ensure the need for foreign interference.â€? He insisted that several countries are using the U.N. to meddle in internal Syrian affairs by calling on Assad to step down. â€œThis is a blatant interference in the domestic affairs of Syria, and the unity of its people and its sovereignty,â€? he said. Al-Moallem urged the General Assemblyâ€™s 192 other members to exert pressure to end the violence. â€œI say to those countries: enough illusions. And I invite the national opposition to work together to stop the shedding of Syrian blood, and to sit at the dialogue table and participate in the making of the present and future Syria,â€? al-Moallem said. In a jab clearly aimed at the U.S., Britain and France DQGWKHLUVXSSRUWIRUWKHUHYROXWLRQLQ/LE\DWKDWRXVWHG Moammar Gadhafi, al-Moallem said that â€œpermanent members of the Security Council, who launched wars under the pretext of combating terrorism now support terrorism in my country.â€? Extremists have been encouraged to enter Syria to carry out terrorist acts in the name of â€œjihadâ€? in collaboration with Syrian terrorists, Al-Moallem said, citing international and Arab observers. â€œSyria has lost thousands of martyrs from the military and civilians as a price of its quest to defend the integrity of the Syrian state and its citizens in the face of this global terrorist campaign,â€? he said.
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Iran. The danger looms so large to most investors that they believe :DVKLQJWRQ ZLOO Ă€QG D ZD\ WR escape it. â€œUltimately, I think a deal gets done, but itâ€™s just a question of how long it takes to get there,â€? Kleintop says. â€œBy no means is it going to be an easy process. Gridlock means thereâ€™s a greater chance that this drags on into next year.â€? $QDO\VWV DW LQYHVWPHQW Ă€UPV have kept a close eye on polling numbers and especially on the Intrade, an online marketplace where members can trade predictions on events like elections. Polls show voters leaning toward Obama in key swing states. On Intrade, the odds have swung strongly in Obamaâ€™s direction, jumping to a 76 percent chance of re-election, up from 51 percent at the start of September. Intrade markets put the chance
that Republicans will retain control In one dizzying stretch that the House at 74 percent. August, the Dow Jones industrial If these forecasts prove right, the average dropped 2,000 points in balance of power in Washington three weeks. would remain the same. Democrats Â´$QG GRQÂˇW IRUJHWÂľ /\QJHQ DGGV keep the White House and a slim â€œthat ultimately got resolved.â€? majority in the Senate, and RepubThe widespread belief on Wall licans keep the House. Street is that Congress and Obama What troubles investors is that will start negotiations over raising WKH VDPH HOHFWHG RIĂ€FLDOV ZKR the debt limit and pushing back the fought over raising the debt ceil- Ă€VFDO FOLII ZKHQ WKH\ UHWXUQ LQ ODWH ing last year could be taking up the November â€” the so-called lamesame task again while debating how duck session, because newly elected EHVW WR PDQHXYHU DURXQG WKH Ă€VFDO members of Congress will not have FOLII 7UHDVXU\ RIĂ€FLDOV KDYH HVWL- taken their seats. mated that Congress wonâ€™t have to Twists in the talks will likely raise the debt limit until January. rattle markets as the new year Expect to see a replay of the approaches. But if stocks do fall GHEWFHLOLQJ Ă€JKW VD\V ,DQ /\QJHQ sharply, investors expect that would a senior government bond strategist push Republicans and Democrats to at CRT Capital. Except that this time reach a deal. whatâ€™s at stake is the countryâ€™s borâ€œUgly negotiations in the lamerowing limit and a recession. duck session could really throw the â€œIâ€™m sure itâ€™s going to go just market for a loop,â€? says Kleintop. â€œIt like it did last time â€” very messy,â€? could be a painful process for inves/\QJHQVD\V tors.â€?
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,QWKHĂ€UVWQLQHJDPHVRIWKHVHDVRQWKHWHDPKDV already been involved in three overtime games. This LQFOXGHVDGRXEOHRYHUWLPHWKULOOHUDJDLQVW6SULQJĂ€HOG While it may be early in the school year, it is never on Sept. 5; the Owls won 2-1. too early to check in with the Keene State College Most years, teams wonâ€™t play this many overtime Menâ€™s Soccer Team. games in a whole season, though every year is differAt the halfway point this season, the Owls jumped ent, and this team has shown resiliency. to a fast start with a record of 6-3 (2-0), and grabbed â€œDo we like to play overtime? Of course not, it takes ZLQVLQWKHLUĂ€UVWWZRFRQIHUHQFHJDPHVRIWKH\HDU a toll on your body, but when you come out on top, itâ€™s
great. Luckily, weâ€™ve been able to win three of them this year,â€? Head Coach Ron Butcher said. â€œIf you are willing to accept any other result besides winning, then you probably shouldnâ€™t play the game and I think right now they have that attitude.â€? Butcher is entering his forty-second year with the KSC program and looks to continue his historic sucFHVVDVKHFDPHLQWRWKHVHDVRQĂ€IWKRQWKHOLVWRIDOO time wins by a menâ€™s head soccer coach. With six wins
this year, his total victories stand at 584, along with six LEC crowns. â€œI would say no matter who you are as a coach, if you donâ€™t have good players, you donâ€™t have good teams,â€? Butcher said. â€œIf you are a great coach and have bad players it doesnâ€™t matter what you try and do, you can only do so many things. You can only coach a
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The Keene State College menâ€™s soccer team celebrates an overtime, game-winning goal by junior forward Brian Swindell against the University of Southern Maine on Sept. 22, 2012 at the Owl Athletic Complex.
Hard work pays off
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EQUINOX STAFF It is said over and over that â€œhard work pays off.â€? For athletes at Keene State College, in addition to working hard in the classroom and on the playing surface, they work hard to fund their most memorable team trips. When athletes went upstate to Loudon, N.H. a couple of weekends ago, they learned that hard work can indeed pay off - pay off their team trips planned later in the year. The womenâ€™s basketball and menâ€™s and womenâ€™s swimming and diving programs have made it an annual fundraising opportunity to work at New Hampshire Motor Speedway each year when NASCAR makes a pit-stop in New England. The Sylvania 300 is one of WKHĂ€QDOUDFHVLQ1$6&$5ÂˇV&KDVH for the Spring Cup Championship and the Owls have seemingly always been a part of making this race happen. It starts at three in the morning for the Owls athletes making the trek up to Loudon for a full 12-hour work day on their feet. The teams attend the race separately and work in different areas assigned to them by the coordinators of the speedway. A pair of sophomore womenâ€™s basketball players, Nikki Stacy and Rachael Brucks, were among the group of girls assigned to handle parking duties for the day. The two said they realized this was for fundraising but also had a decent time this year as a bonding opportunity. â€œYou get to know everyone better under those conditions and certainly make the best of it,â€? Stacy said. Head coach Keith Boucher has used the NASCAR race as a fundraising opportunity for nearly a decade now. While this event may
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Freshmen Haley Willumsen and Angela Silveri are making a big impact on the KSC womenâ€™s volleyball team so far this season.
Freshmen run the court for volleyball team ZACH WINN
EQUINOX STAFF The starting six of Keene State Collegeâ€™s volleyball team features new faces that hope to set the tone for the Lady Owls for years to come. Haley Willumsen and Angela Silveri exceed expectations and cracked the starting lineup to begin the season. The two freshmen from New York just hope they can contribute to the teamsâ€™ success. â€œWeâ€™re just trying to help get wins,â€? Silveri said.
With nine freshmen on the 15-person roster it is easy to look at this yearâ€™s team and deem it a rebuilding year, but head coach Bob Weiner explains how the two players make this year look promising. â€œAngelaâ€™s leading the team on offense. We didnâ€™t know that was going to happen and weâ€™re pretty excited about it, not to mention she plays multiple positions,â€? Weiner said of Silveri, who is predominantly an outside hitter. â€œHaley is the brains of the RXWĂ€W 6KHÂˇV RXU VHWWHU VR VKHÂˇV
one of our two leaders. She runs our offense like a quarterback,â€? Weiner explained of Willumsen. But above their ability, Weiner was quick to praise their approach to the game, saying they both work hard to raise their alreadyhigh level of play. Their early accomplishments are even more impressive when you consider that some incoming students struggle with the transition to college life. Yet Silveri embraced her situation. â€œBeing an athlete actually
made my transition easier. You go in with 16 friends and thatâ€™s really helped. From day one theyâ€™ve all been friendly and helpful. I actually like that being an athlete keeps me busy,â€? Silveri said. At times itâ€™s hard to tell whoâ€™s happier with the girlsâ€™ success, them or their coach. â€œIâ€™m the happiest man in the world right now,â€? Weiner beamed. â€œI look forward to coming to practice everyday.â€? Willumsen didnâ€™t want all the credit. She said Weiner is
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This weekâ€™s athlete of the week is, once again a member of the Keene State College Womenâ€™s Soccer team, Brittany Boscarino. 7KHMXQLRUPLGĂ€HOGHUIRUZDUG hybrid poached a goal in each of the squadsâ€™ three victories this past week. Boscarino had the game-winner in KSC 3-2 overtime victory against Worcester State. She also had an assist to go with her goal in KSCâ€™s 5-0 victory over in-state rival Plymouth State University. --7KLV ZHHNÂˇV Ă€UVW UXQQHUXS LV Hayley Dolan. The freshman forward of the .6& Ă€HOG KRFNH\ WHDP SXW XS D pair of goals in each the teamsâ€™ two conference victories. Dolan had four of the teamsâ€™ ten goals this week, helping the Owls to a 5-1 victory over Western Connecticut State and a 5-3 victory over New Hampshire staterivals Plymouth State. In addition, Dolan was named WKH /LWWOH (DVW &RQIHUHQFH Ă€HOG hockey rookie of the week for her back-to-back high-scoring offensive displays. --The second runner up is Maggie Fitter of the womenâ€™s cross-country team. The senior has emerged as the leader of this yearâ€™s squad and SODFHG Ă€UVW DW WKH .6& LQYLWDtional with a time of 19:01. Fitter has stepped up to be the teamâ€™s top runner after the departure of key seniors from last yearâ€™s squad. The victory marked Fitterâ€™s Ă€UVWZLQRIKHUFROOHJHFDUHHU Ryan Glavey can be contacted at email@example.com.
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Cross-country runner returns home after year in Calif. BRANDON CHABOT
EQUINOX STAFF Keene State Cross Country runner, Brett Mastrangelo fared well in the California scene, but said he prefers the Keene life. After studying three semesters DV D Ă€OP PDMRU DW .HHQH 6WDWH &ROlege, Mastrangelo sought better opportunities out west. He went to Los Angeles where he got an internship with American Idol. There he preformed a rigorous work schedule, working 70 hours a week, waking up at 7:30 a.m. Mastrangelo said, â€œItâ€™s one of those careers, the higher up you are, the less you do. Just trying to work my way through the brunt of work, I couldnâ€™t see myself doing that and working my way up for the next seven to ten years, until I found a position I was happy with.â€? Mastrangelo said he went to school in Calif. for a semester in the spring of 2011 then took the fall 2011 semester off where he got back into running. Mastrangelo said he spent time in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. He took a semester off from school and took WKHWLPHWRHQMR\UXQQLQJDJDLQKH said. â€œThe town is like 10,000 feet altitude in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, thereâ€™s a ton of trails,â€? Mastrangelo said. Mastrangelo said the cost of school, being too busy to run and QRW HQMR\LQJ KLV ZRUN FRPELQHG WR bring him back to the east coast. Senior cross country runner Thomas Paquette said Mastrangelo has been his best friend since freshman year, and that he was unhappy to hear that Mastrangelo was leaving for the west coast. â€œWhen he told me the fall of sophomore year that he was moving, I
was like okay. But then he told me the reason why and I knew that was the best thing for him at the time,â€? Paquette said. Paquette added, â€œI was really heartbroken. My best friend was leaving, kind of didnâ€™t hit me until he left but it kind of sucked.â€? Paquette said when he talked to Mastrangelo while he was in CaliIRUQLD KH VDLG KH GLGQÂˇW HQMR\ LW out there as much as he thought he would. Â´,WKLQNKHZDVVXUSULVHGWRĂ€QG out how much different it was living over there than here,â€? Paquette said. â€œThe reason he came back was friends, family, and running.â€? Cross country coach Peter Thomas said he had to be happy for Mastrangelo because he was following his career dream and couldnâ€™t stop him from seeking out the best possibilities. Thomas said Mastrangelo thought the school in Orange County he attended was one of the EHVWĂ€OPVFKRROVLQWKHFRXQWU\ â€œHe applied to it out of high school and didnâ€™t get in, but he had JRWWHQ JRRG JUDGHV DQG ZDV D Ă€OP PDMRU KHUH DQG VDLG KH KDG UHDSplied and got in and that was his dream school so you couldnâ€™t fault him for it,â€? Thomas said. 7KLV \HDU LV 0DVWUDQJHORÂˇV Ă€UVW season running cross country. In his IUHVKPDQ\HDU0DVWUDQJHORLQMXUHG himself, getting a stress fracture in his ankle, which held him back from competing in cross country. Mastrangelo decided the west FRDVWFLW\OLIHDQGEHLQJDĂ€OPPDMRU wasnâ€™t for him. But he said going to California and working for â€œAmerican Idolâ€? was worth the experience. Mastrangelo said small town life appealed more to him than the Los Angeles life. â€œOut in L.A. where everyone is trying to make it, and
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Mastrangelo spent time working for American Idol in Los Angeles. He then took a semester off and retrained in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
they donâ€™t even know what â€˜make itâ€™ means.â€? Now, Mastrangelo plans on graduating at KSC as a general science PDMRUDQGPD\KDYHWRFRQWLQXHIRU an additional year of school. â€œI am GHĂ€QLWHO\ JRLQJ WR VWD\ KHUH QRZ through all this,â€? Mastrangelo said. He said he isnâ€™t graduating on time, which gives him two more
years of eligibility for the KSC Cross Country team. Thomas Paquette said, â€œWe live together now, and we train together. We both have that goal to make the team better, and our initial goal is to go to Indiana for nationals as a team.â€? Paquette added, â€œI know I only have one shot at it Iâ€™m a senior, and Brettâ€™s got two more years. He
Alumni games bring graduates back DALTON CHAREST
EQUINOX STAFF The alumni of Keene State College athletics are dosed with a small amount of nostalgia once every year when they do the annual visit back to campus. Contrary to popular belief, these alumni arenâ€™t here to party and grab a few drinks from the local bars. Theyâ€™re here to play in the annual alumni games of their respective sport to show the current players and coaches that they can still play the game. With the recent alumni games of both the KSC menâ€™s and womenâ€™s ODFURVVH WHDPV DQG WKH Ă€HOG KRFNH\ team, players and coaches alike describe the setting as one of homecoming and camaraderie. 7KHĂ€HOGKRFNH\WHDPLVDEOHWRĂ€HOG two different teams of alumni to play each other in the same game instead of having the alumni face-off against curUHQWĂ€HOGKRFNH\SOD\HUV7KLVUHVSRQVH to an opportunity to come back and play is great for the integrity of holding onto to a special bond. .6& KHDG Ă€HOG KRFNH\ FRDFK $P\ Watson said that even if the current players canâ€™t play, they still attend to hold onto the idea of community that is KSC athletics. â€œItâ€™s always good for the current team to see the people who played before them so itâ€™s a good family building event,â€? Watson said. Watson added, â€œThe biggest part of it is having a sense of family and camaraderie between the current team and the people who played before them.â€? :DWVRQVDLGWKHFXUUHQWĂ€HOGKRFNH\
team usually will attend the event and help run the lines and with the balls. Though not an alumnus of Keene State College himself, KSC Menâ€™s Lacrosse head coach Mark Theriault still says he straps on the pads to play in the games here and there but this past year decided to referee instead due to DQLQĂ X[RIUHWXUQLQJDOXPQL Â´$WWKHULSHROGDJHRILWÂˇVMXVWWKLV year we had 28 alumni back and for me to step in there,â€? Theriault said. Coaches have their thoughts on the alumni games and what it means to their programs but the current players always have their own opinion on the games themselves. -XQLRU PLGĂ€HOGHU DQG FDSWDLQ RI the womenâ€™s lacrosse team, Nicole Curry said that the games mean a lot for the programs and the alumni want a chance to see how the team is going to do in the on-coming season. â€œTo me it means that our program has grown and the people who have graduated still want to come back and contribute and see how weâ€™re doing with our new freshman and everything like that,â€? Curry stated. With a young team last season, the womenâ€™s lacrosse program depends a lot on its underclassmen. Curry said she thinks itâ€™s good for the freshman to see the players for morale purposes. â€œItâ€™s good for the freshmen to see that we have a strong team and continue to pull together,â€? Curry said. The menâ€™s lacrosse alumni games every year are extremely competitive and are played in a much more in-season mind set by both the players and
the alumni. Theriault explained thereâ€™s a lot of pride from both the alumni and the current players while the games remain to be full contact which means keep your head up in lacrosse terms. Theriault said, â€œUsually the most recent graduates of the school are still WU\LQJ WR Ă RFN WKHLU IHDWKHUV DQG WKH new kids, the current players, want to show that theyâ€™re in shape and theyâ€™re on the top of their game.â€? But when the game is all said and done, the two sides - both the alumni and the current team - come together as if each player was a part of their second family. Theriault said the alumni games are an important piece in keeping the program together and also provide building blocks to fundraise the program. He said itâ€™s good to make each player feel like a continued part of the family. â€œA lot of these players put a lot of time and effort into their four years when theyâ€™re in college playing lacrosse,â€? Theriault said. Theriault continued, â€œFor that to abruptly end because they graduate is sometimes a shock. I know for the college experience, the lacrosse piece is such a big part of the college experience so for me to have an alumni game to get them on campus, to see the new guys and to see each other I think means a lot to them.â€? Nicole Curry said she will be back for her alumni game after she graduates from Keene State College. Dalton Charest can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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team to be in every game.â€? KSC has certainly seen its fair share of good players, accumulating 69 all-LEC players since 1997. This year is no different. Led by senior captains Kyle Leavitt and Blake Nyman, the team has brought in a strong freshman class and should receive contributions IURPMXVWDERXWHYHU\RQH One thing remains constant: there is no shortage of leadership on this squad. Junior forward Brian Swindell said, â€œEveryone sees the captains as leaders. They are really pushing everyone through, and the team really plays off how they act. They set the bar high for any leadership role next year.â€? Butcher added, â€œGood captains are worth one or two victories a year and I think we have two pretty good ones.â€? Leavitt shared his opinion on what the team needs to work on. â€œWe need to come out stronger. We conceded DORWRIHDUO\JRDOVDQG,WKLQNWKHPDMRULW\RIWKH games we played, win or lose, we let the other WHDPFRPHRXWDQGVFRUHĂ€UVWDQGWKDWQHHGVWR change,â€? Leavitt added. â€œWe need to come out right at the start of the whistle and put teams away early, we are letting them stick around too long.â€? Leavitt is known for setting guys up and DOUHDG\KDVĂ€YHDVVLVWVWKLV\HDU Â´,MXVWOLNHEHLQJDSOD\PDNHUDQGLQP\H\HV DJRDODQGDQDVVLVWLVWKHVDPHWKLQJLWÂˇVMXVWDV important,â€? Leavitt said. +HDGGHGÂ´,MXVWWU\DQGSXWP\VHOILQDJRRG position where I can help my teammates out.â€? While Leavitt leads the team in dishing assists, Swindell currently leads the team in scoring with three goals. Swindell is recovering from surgery to remove a metal plate after breaking his leg freshman year. The road back has not been easy.
â€œI didnâ€™t play soccer all summer long until I came here for pre-season. I was going in for rehab two or three times a week along with physical therapy so I had to have patience. It was rough and it has been killing me to get back out there,â€? Swindell said. Swindell had the game-winning header in the overtime victory against Southern Maine and said he is starting to get his rhythm back RQWKHĂ€HOG â€œIâ€™ve been getting to myself and being my own worst enemy. Getting that icebreaker goal during the game against Worcester State really set me at ease and took a lot of weight off my shoulders,â€? Swindell said. Butcher is certainly happy to see Swindell on WKHĂ€HOG â€œLike I say, the feel good stories are what coaching is about. You feel so happy that the kid worked so hard to get where is he right now and it is paying off for him,â€? Butcher said. It is safe to say both players and coaches will have Oct. 6 circled on their calendars as the team is slated to go up against Eastern ConnectiFXWZKRWKH\ORVWWRLQODVW\HDUÂˇV/(&Ă€QDO â€œI have a bitter taste in my mouth losing 1-0 RQDSHQDOW\NLFNFDOOHGLQWKHĂ€UVWĂ€YHPLQXWH of the game,â€? Leavitt said. Swindell added, â€œWe are looking to get some revenge, We have them at home this year so we are really hoping to take it to them this time.â€? 7KHWHDPZLOOORRNWREXLOGRIIWKHĂ€UVWKDOIRI the season as they come down the home stretch and strive to continue their early success. You can catch the KSC menâ€™s soccer team in action next on Oct. 6, 1 p.m., against Eastern Connecticut State University. Jay McAree can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Keene State College Games Field Hockey
Home vs. New England College
Away at Castleton
Away at Skidmore (at Union)
Home vs. Eastern Connecticut State
Thursday, October 4, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 5, 4 p.m.
Away at Eastern Connecticut State
Away at Oneonta State (at Union)
Thursday, October 4, 6 p.m.
Home vs. Worcester State Saturday, October 6, 1:30 p.m.
Home vs. Middlebury Tuesday, October 9, 6 p.m.
0HQÂˇVDQG:RPHQÂˇV Cross Country New England Championships Sunday, October 7, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 6, 1 p.m.
Friday, October 5, 8 p.m.
Home vs. Bridgewater State
Away at Union College
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 6, 12 p.m.
Away at Potsdam State (at Union) Saturday, October 6, 2 p.m.
Away at Western Connecticut State
Saturday, October 6, 1 p.m.
Home vs. Gordon College Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.
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Keene State College celebrates forty years of rugby BRANDON CHABOT
EQUINOX STAFF The Keene State College menâ€™s and womenâ€™s rugby clubs celebrate 40 years of dedication and hard work this fall. The two clubs have had numerous successful seasons. Both menâ€™s and womenâ€™s head coaches previously played rugby for KSC back in the 1990s, so the legacies continue to live on. Current menâ€™s rugby coach John Johannesen started his career at KSC as a student and as a rugby player in 1992. â€œIâ€™ve been here for a couple of anniversaries now, and my coach when I was in college here was Bruce Stephenson, and he started the club in 1972,â€? Johannesen said. Womenâ€™s rugby coach Karen Johannesen also played rugby for KSC in the 1990s. â€œ[The anniversary] just feels historical, itâ€™s not something that has just come and gone, itâ€™s not a club that has been here for a couple of years, and then goes away and comes back,â€? she said. She added, â€œItâ€™s even better because I played here back in the â€˜90s, so to know that I am a part of something thatâ€™s been going on for so long.â€? President of menâ€™s rugby Teddy Bell says the fortieth anniversary is really exciting. â€œEven before it was our fortieth, since Iâ€™ve been here, the alumni have always been really active with us. They always get a team together to come play us once a year,â€? Bell said. â€œSo you can see the history and the tradition every year, and with it being the fortieth, we are expecting almost 200 people who played rugby in the past 40 years come up
to Keene for the weekend.â€? Senior captain on the womenâ€™s rugby team Leann Lam has been a captain since fall 2011. Lam studied abroad in New Zealand, playing rugby there too. â€œItâ€™s a long time for a sport to last this long, especially not as a varsity sport,â€? Lam said. â€œ It just shows the persistence over the years that people have really pushed for this club to succeed, and that weâ€™ve come this far.â€? Another captain of womenâ€™s rugby, Caroline Hall, said, â€œIt feels pretty incredible to be a part of something that has been around for 40 years. Every year the alumni come back, and itâ€™s instant family. I essentially have 40 years of people that I can turn to for advice.â€? Lam said, â€œI think the fortieth anniversary will be really good for us. It will be like a very big pump up ceremony, and it will be good for the new people to meet all the alumni because they havenâ€™t met any yet. Hear their stories about Keene State rugby, and hear them pass on whatever memories they have, and then we can share ours, so itâ€™s like one big kind of rugby networking event.â€? Bell said, â€œIf anything the fortieth anniversary will be a morale booster because it will show a lot of the younger guys, and even some older guys just how much of a brotherhood the rugby program really is.â€? Bell added, â€œRugby is sort of the only sports you can play at a high level outside of college, and they will be able to see that as well, so hopefully they will realize if they train hard here, play hard here, they can also continue this throughout their adult lives.â€?
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KSC senior Casey Glynn takes the ball down the field during a match against UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Joyce Athletic Fields.
John Johannesen said his goals were to keep the club going, try to win, and go to nationals. â€œThree years ago, we made it to nationals at Virginia Beach and came in second place. Our medal is hanging in the gym, which is a great honor,â€? Johannesen noted. â€œThe student body has really stepped up over the years to accept rugby and to help us gain our train-
ing grounds and our equipment and to help fund us to go to nationals. The school has helped by funneling in on the budget,â€? he said. He added, â€œWhen I was in school we had like $1,200. You canâ€™t even get to our games with that much money now.â€? Womenâ€™s coach Karen Johannesen said the women are in a new conference. Johannesen said her
goals for the season are to keep the freshmen interested enough to stick around. Johannesen added, â€œI think the small group of old players that we have, have been around long enough. Theyâ€™re going to keep the new players going.â€? Brandon Chabot can be contacted at email@example.com
Howe and Najem return post-graduation to coach former teams JAY MCAREE
EQUINOX STAFF Two former Keene State College athletes are set to join the coaching staffs for their respective sports. Peter Najem will join the menâ€™s cross country team as assistant coach, and Kerry Howe will provide a defensive minded approach as DQDVVLVWDQWFRDFKWRWKHZRPHQÂˇVĂ€HOGKRFNH\ team. Najem, now 26, graduated in 2010. In his time at KSC, Najem was a standout cross country and track runner; he is a two-time All-LEC cross country runner and a threetime All-American. Najem currently holds the record at KSC for the indoor 600 and 800, as well as the outdoor 800. After graduation Najem moved to Syracuse, N.Y. to train professionally until he hurt his Achilles tendon and decided to move EDFN WR .HHQH ,Q 1DMHP ZDV WKH Ă€UVW KSC runner to compete in the USA National Indoor Track Championships. He competed again in 2012 at the same event with a Nike sponsorship. â€œIt was a great experience. I would have liked to do a little better, going in I knew I wasnâ€™t going to make much noise,â€? Najem said. â€œBut there was a possibility I could have done something.â€? In order to keep the Nike sponsorship, Najem said he had to be living in Syracuse and training with the team up there, but he decided against it. â€œIt wasnâ€™t really as tough of a decision as you would think. I wasnâ€™t keeping myself VDWLVĂ€HG XS WKHUH ZLWK QR IDPLO\ DURXQG VR coming back wasnâ€™t hard. There are a lot of clubs in New England to join and I can always train with the guys at KSC,â€? Najem said. Najem will bring a fresh face to the coaching staff that a few of the runners are already familiar with.
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Former KSC athletes have now returned to their alma mater to coach a new generation of athletes.
â€œI am someone they can relate too really, only being out of college for two years. Some of the guys were freshmen when I was a senior so I can kind of bridge that generation gap they might have,â€? Najem said. â€œFor me when I came here I looked at the All-American list and thereâ€™s so many of them you just want to be on that list. Me being here, they can see me on that list and ask me questions on how I did it.â€? Peter Thomas, who coached Najem during his stint at KSC, thinks highly of him. â€œMy coaching style was that I could part wisdom on the run when people started to struggle, so I am hoping Pete could do the same sort of thing,â€? Thomas said. The familiar faces rolling in do not stop
there though. Kerry Howe, only a year removed from the team, will begin her coaching career as an assistant coach for the womHQÂˇV Ă€HOG KRFNH\ WHDP +RZH JUDGXDWHG ODVW year when she was named the LEC Defensive Player of the Year and helped the team win the LEC Championship. Howe was a fouryear player for the team and head coach Amy Watson said she was recruited out of high school and came in as a strong freshman in her class. â€œShe had most of her experience in the midĂ€HOGLQKLJKVFKRRODQGFOXESOD\EXWRQFHZH got her on board, we decided sheâ€™d make a better defender for us,â€? Watson said. She certainly proved the coaches right after being honored with the LEC Defensive Player of
the Year Award and helping the team win the LEC Championship last year. After graduating last year, Howe said she ZDVWU\LQJWRĂ€JXUHRXWZKDWVKHZDVJRLQJWR do, but that she wasnâ€™t ready to be done with .6&Ă€HOGKRFNH\TXLWH\HW Â´, NQHZ , GLGQÂˇW ZDQW WR Ă€QG D UHDOO\ VHULous job right away, so I was kind of thinking where I wanted to be instead of what I wanted to do,â€? Howe said. â€œI contacted Amy Watson and asked her if she had anything lined up, and they said they would love to have me.â€? Watson thought if Howe could stick around for one more season, then getting some experience coaching would really help her â€œShe relates to them in a way that is unique having just been there. Being a player on the team is fresh in her mind, so having that resource is invaluable to us and I love having a recent graduate on the coaching staff for that very reason,â€? Watson said. Coming off a season where Howe was the best defender in WKHFRQIHUHQFHVKHEHOLHYHVVKHEULQJVDGHĂ€nite defensive edge to the team. â€œDefense is obviously my specialty and I have been playing with most of these girls for years,â€? Howe said. â€œI know them as players and people so if anyone is having a hard time I feel like I can communicate with them on a level that isnâ€™t necessarily intimidating.â€? %RWK WHDPV VKRXOG VHHPLQJO\ EHQHĂ€W E\ having these two superior former athletes on their coaching staff. We should see more of this here at KSC as nearly every sport has a former athlete on the coaching staff to date. <RXFDQDOVRVHHWKHZRPHQÂˇVĂ€HOGKRFNH\ team in action Oct. 6 at home versus Worcester State University. Jay McAree can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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be looked at by some players as primarily a team bonding event, Boucher said that this is a great way to defray costs for the teamsâ€™ bi-annual trip. â€œWe canâ€™t raise that type of money in one day doing something else,â€? Boucher said. â€œNext year weâ€™re going to Key Largo for a tournament and this helps defer the cost that comes out of our players pockets.â€? Owls Swimming coach Jack Fabian mentioned how players get credit for the hours that are worked but that the team also has to serve some time in the summer during other races at the track. This is another opportunity to fund their winter training trip. â€œWe had a fairly decent turnout of kids this summer,â€? Fabian said. The summer work also helps the team to be re-hired for other days of work by the race staff. Fabianâ€™s team was assigned to work as screeners at a gate to enter the track. Their job was to check bags for restricted items that are prohibited by the event staff. Regardless of the task at hand, Fabian said that he hopes it serves as a motiYDWRUWRKLVWHDPWRĂ€QLVKFROOHJH and get a degree. However, it is not just Owls athletes that work as part of the fundraising effort. Parents of the swim team members assisted with work as well as some of the sessions in previous years. Figuring that the money for team trips are typically out of pocket to students with little help from the school, the parents are big suppliers of the funds for the trips. â€œThis summer my wife, son and myself were all working just trying to get the numbers up,â€? Fabian said. â€œI work every session and I do it for them [the athletes].â€? While all members of the Owls Basketball and Swimming and Diving programs have different stories and experiences to share, both reveal the commonality that the fundraising effort not only helps with paying off trips but UHĂ HFWVSHUVRQDOO\RQWKHDWKOHWHV and institution as a whole. KSC is just one of many schools that assist at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway as a way of raising money to get to the next level. â€œWeâ€™ve become really close with RWKHU VFKRROV VSHFLĂ€FDOO\ 1RUwich University,â€? Fabian said. Fabian added, â€œWe really enjoy seeing those familiar faces.â€? For Keene State College as an institution, athletic director John Ratliff feels that it certainly UHĂ HFWV SRVLWLYHO\ RQ WKH VFKRRO â€œWe set a good example up there and perform well,â€? Ratliff said, â€œWe leave the people up there are impressed with our Keene State student-athletes and how well they work.â€? The Owls Womenâ€™s Basketball program travels on a costly winter trip every other year while the swim team goes annually. Various fundraising events are done by all athletic teams to value the concept that â€œhard work, pays off.â€? That mentality sticks with all of those at Keene State College. Brian Schnee can be contacted at email@example.com
Keene State College athletic team records Menâ€™s Soccer OVERALL
at Babson College Goals by Period 1 Keene State College Babson
at Plymouth State
Total 1 2
Goals by Period 1
Keene State College Plymouth State
Total 0 1
vs. Worcester State Goals by Period 1 Framingham Keene State College
2 2 1
vs. Plymouth State
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Plymouth State Keene State College
Total 0 5
Menâ€™s Cross Country Keene State Invitational
Field Hockey OVERALL
Keene, N.H., Sept. 29, 2012
1. Thomas Paquette 2. Ryan Widzgowski
3. Chris Plankey
Womenâ€™s Cross Country Keene State Invitational
at Plymouth State Goals by Period 1
Keene State College Plymouth State
5. Erin Crawford
3. Sam Goldsmith
2 3 1
Total 5 3
Goals by Period 1
Western Connecticut Keene State College
Total 1 5
Keene, N.H., Sept. 29, 2012
1. Maggie Fitter
vs. Western Connecticut
at University of New England Set Scores
Keene State College UNE
at Roger Williams
1 2 3 4 5 Total
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25 21 25 17 25 20 25 8 25 13
Roger Williams Keene State College
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Sports fan favorites that doubled as box office hits
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Although most sports movies are great, some really just stand out in the back of your mind. The ones that stand out are the ones that still give you the chills during the climax every time. Every sports journalist keeps a list. This list includes their favorite sports movies of all time. Hereâ€™s my list: 5. Little Giants Despite only getting a 5.9 star rating on IMDB.com, I personally think this movie is amazing. And I think most (true) sports fans would agree. It has the same plot as most sports movies (underdog comes out on top) but the overall story really warms the hearts of sports fans across the United States. For those that havenâ€™t seen the Â´/LWWOH*LDQWVÂľĂ€UVWRIDOO,IHHO badly for you. But the plot pits two brothers (one athletically inclined, the other, not so much) against each other in a pee-wee football game. $FFRUGLQJWR%R[2IĂ€FH0RMRFRP â€œLittle Giantsâ€? netted $19,306,000 at WKHER[RIĂ€FHPDNLQJLWWKHWZHQW\ Ă€UVWPRVWSRSXODUIRRWEDOOPRYLHRI all time. 4. The Sandlot Probably one of the most quotable sports movies of all time, â€œThe Sandlotâ€? comes in at number four on my list. All the memorable quotes, from â€œYouâ€™re killing me, smalls,â€? to â€œâ€˜Sâ€™more of what? I havenâ€™t had anything yet,â€? can make the most unhappy person in the world at least crack a smirk. Unfortunately, â€œThe Sandlotâ€? was such a great movie that the director had to go and make two terrible sequels that I personally havenâ€™t even taken the time to watch. The Sandlot netted $32,416,586 DWWKHER[RIĂ€FHPDNLQJLWWKHĂ€Iteenth highest grossing baseball
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attributed to my reasoning. ting $115,654,751, according BoxOfÂ´5HPHPEHUWKH7LWDQVÂľWHOOVD Ă€FH0RMRFRP GLIIHUHQWVLGHRIWKH&LYLO5LJKWV 3. Cool Runnings Movement that occurred in the 1. Miracle Many sports fans probably VÂ´5HPHPEHUWKH7LWDQVÂľLVVHW One time, a friend of mine wouldnâ€™t have this movie on their in Alabama in the midst of some asked me what my favorite movie list. But the plot is really just absoof the most heinous race riots that of all time was. With absolutely lutely incredible. Had it not been ever occurred in America. zero hesitation or thought, I said made into a movie, no one would $W7&:LOOLDPV+LJK6FKRROD â€œMiracle.â€? For some reason, I fell in believe that it ever even happened. new African American head coach ORYHZLWKWKLVPRYLHWKHYHU\Ă€UVW The story is about a group of (Denzel Washington) is hired to time I saw it. In fact, I still cry every -DPDLFDQPLVĂ€WVOHGE\-RKQ&DQG\ lead the team into battle. The very time I hear â€œDo you believe in mirato the Winter Olympics to compete diverse football team, comprised of cles? Yes!â€? in the bobsledding championships. &DXFDVLDQDQG$IULFDQ$PHULFDQ Set in the 1980s, â€œMiracleâ€? folAlthough the Jamaican bobsled athletes, deals with a large struggle; lows the trials and tribulations of team doesnâ€™t receive a medal for trying to coexist in a world that the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team WKHLUHIIRUWVÂ´&RRO5XQQLQJVÂľLVD doesnâ€™t want the two races to be that won a gold medal, against all heart-warming tale that shows the within 15 feet of each other. RGGV/LNHÂ´5HPHPEHUWKH7LWDQVÂľ viewer that diversity and judgeÂ´5HPHPEHUWKH7LWDQVÂľUHDOO\ being set in such a controversial ment donâ€™t have to stop you from stuck out in my memory as one of time in America, â€œMiracleâ€? was achieving your dreams. my favorite sports movies because also set during a very tough time Â´&RRO5XQQLQJVÂľPDGHPLOof the real issue presented in the for our country. The fact that a OLRQDWWKHER[RIĂ€FHPDNLQJLW SORW5DFLVPZDVVXFKDSURPLQHQW group of 20-something-year-old the second most popular Olymthing in the south during that time men gave this country so much pic movie behind Blades of Glory, SHULRG$QGÂ´5HPHPEHUWKH7LWDQVÂľ hope just by winning that gold DFFRUGLQJWR%R[2IĂ€FH0RMRFRP not only captured and exploited medal could inspire just about this issue, but it showed a group of anyone. 2. Remember the Titans individuals dealing with the ever I feel like every time I watch My obsession with Denzel present issue to better themselves that movie, I need to run ten miles Washington is not the reason why LQWKHHQGÂ´5HPHPEHUWKH7LWDQVÂľ right afterward. Thatâ€™s how much Â´5HPHPEHUWKH7LWDQVÂľFRPHVLQ came in third place on the list of the movie â€œMiracleâ€? inspires me, second on my list. But it certainly top grossing football movies, netstill. Herb Brooks, the historic team
USA coach from that gold medal ZLQQLQJWHDPSOD\HGE\.XUW5XVsell, sadly passed away before the UHOHDVHRIWKHPRYLH,Ă€QGLWKDUG to believe that â€œMiracleâ€? only made PLOOLRQDWWKHER[RIĂ€FH%XW LWÂˇVWKHWUXWK%R[2IĂ€FH0RMRFRP named â€œMiracleâ€? as the number one most popular hockey movie of all time. Honorable mention: D2: The Mighty Ducks Big Green Friday Night Lights This list was comprised solely on my own feelings about these particular movies. I donâ€™t expect you to agree with me. But if you havenâ€™t seen any of the movies on this list, I highly suggest that you head to your local video store, rent these movies and enjoy the victories of the Ice Box, Scotty Smalls, WKH-DPDLFDQEREVOHGWHDP7& Williams High School and Herb Brooks. Michelle Berthiaume can be contacted at mberthiaume@keene-equinox. com
WKH UHDVRQ VKH FDPH WR .6& and when you look around at all of the young talent the Lady Owls are able to put on the court, you begin to gain respect for Weinerâ€™s recruiting ability. Weiner doesnâ€™t see it that way. â€œI just gave Haley the keys to the Porsche and said, â€˜Youâ€™re drivingâ€™.â€? Weiner said. â€œAnd I think sheâ€™s thrived because she doesnâ€™t worry about what anyone thinks when sheâ€™s working. Then Angela, she doesnâ€™t worry about anything. Sheâ€™s a honey badger.â€? Weiner said he thinks the two could be rewarded for their play this season. â€œItâ€™s starting to look like Angela could be an all-conference player this year, I hope thatâ€™s going to happen. Itâ€™s going to depend on RXUFRQIHUHQFHĂ€QLVK7KHKLJKHU ZHĂ€QLVKWKHPRUHOLNHO\ZHDUHWR get an all-conference girl,â€? Weiner said. For Willumsen, Weiner explained, recognition is harder to come by. â€œItâ€™s harder for setters to be an all-conference player and itâ€™s also harder for setters in a two-setter system, which we have because we have another freshman setter who splits time,â€? Weiner said. Weiner added, â€œSo with Haley we donâ€™t even look at numbers, itâ€™s about â€˜Did we win the game?â€™ Thatâ€™s how we look at the setter position. We say, â€˜Did we win?â€™ and if the answerâ€™s yes, then the setters did a good job.â€? Despite their average record (8-9) they have lofty goals for themselves, because perhaps the most exciting part of the two freshmenâ€™sâ€™ play so far is that neither of them has reached their potential. â€œOur overall goal is to get to the Little East Finals, and thatâ€™s not unrealistic,â€? Weiner said. Zach Winn can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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