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November 7, 2013

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Managing Editor: Dayna Bloch

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Sarah Eckrich

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This Week’s Writers:

Devon Wiser, Emile Hettinger, Gregory Snook, Vicky Kramer, Chris Fravel, Sean McGovern, Spencer McCoy, Brooke Kibler, Lisa Conner, Bret Pallotto, Diosanny Rivera-Placido, Sean McGovern, Zachary Estright, Mary Jones, Heather Treaster

November 7, 2013

PASSHE considering instatement of new firearms, weapons policy Universities to have flexibility, may keep current policy

Kate Hibbard News Editor Firearms are not allowed on campus. But that might change in the near future. In order to form greater consistency between state universities, the Pa. State System of Higher Education is currently drafting its own weapons policy, according to Kenn Marshall, PASSHE’s media relations manager. This policy may allow students, faculty and staff members of stateowned universities to carry weapons on campus grounds. Though the language of this policy is not yet fully developed, Marshall said the goal is to “help ensure the safety of students and others on campus.” A task force, developed in April, studied aspects of campus safety and security and held several meetings over the summer to present their recommendations to the Board of Governors. The Board is deliberating the best way to seek further public opinion on the matter. “If a new policy is developed, it likely would not be voted on until at least January and would not be implemented until fall 2014. For now, the issue remains under review,” Marshall said via an email interview. Though PASSHE does not have a set-in-stone policy right now, its “model policy” basically states that any student, faculty or staff member in legal possession of a weapon may not bring said weapon on or into “sensitive areas.” The draft defines sensitive areas as: “All PASSHE buildings or any sporting, entertainment, recreational, or educational event at PASSHE facilities or property or sponsored by a university. In addition to traditional classroom events, educational events include commencements, assemblies,

outdoor class meetings, field trips, camps, and other similar activities. Also, other areas as prohibited by law including daycare centers and elementary and/or secondary schools and grounds. PASSHE buildings include: university academic, athletic, administrative, health care, or student residence buildings; dining facilities; and student union or recreation centers.” The full model policy can be found at Outside of these designated

on campus. Those who hunt or use firearms for other recreational purposes may register and house their weapons with Public Safety. There will be no changes to LHU’s policy until after PASSHE releases its official policy, if the policy is created in the first place, according to Public Safety. “The policy we have in effect now will stay in effect,” said Paul Altieri, director of Public Safety. Anyone caught with a weapon on campus grounds will be asked to house the weapon with Public Safety. Anyone who declines will be asked to leave school property and, if the person fails to do so, he may be cited for trespassing. If the person cited is a student, he will be referred to Student Life for further action. “To attend or work for the university is to agree to abide by its policies,” Altieri said. Regardless of any policy that might be instated, state laws take precedence. In Pa., one must be 18 years or older to legally own a firearm, according to One must also have a permit in order to carry a concealed weapon on one’s person or in a vehicle. However, according to the web site, state laws do not specify whether a permit is required to openly carry a weapon - making it “de-facto legal.” Permits from all counties within the commonwealth must be recognized throughout the state, according to the web site. Pennsylvania also recognizes permits from certain other states. A full list can be found at pafoa. org. Again, PASSHE does not have a definite policy in place at the moment, but is looking for public opinion on the matter at hand. Based on these opinions, a policy may be voted on in January. If the vote is positive, the policy will not be implemented until fall of 2014.

“The policy we have in effect now will stay in effect.” -Paul Altieri sensitive areas, legal possession of a weapon on campus may be fair game, as state campuses may have flexibility with the policy. “If a systemwide policy is adopted, it will apply to all of the campuses. The current recommendations of the task force do allow for each campus some flexibility to meet their specific needs,” Marshall said. Some LHU students aware of the proposed policy seem unhappy with the potential changes to Lock Haven’s current weapons policy. “Based on the cognitive capacity I’ve seen people exhibit around campus... it is clear that people don’t have the mental capacity to hold a weapon on campus without using it for incorrect purposes,” said junior Jess Hainley, a psychology major. Currently, Lock Haven’s weapons policy is clear: No student, faculty or staff member may carry a weapon

November 7, 2013



Fundraiser finishes fantastically, raises over $400

Emilie Hettinger Staff Writer

Lock Haven University’s fifth annual Hunger Bowl concluded on Thursday, Oct. 31. The Hunger Bowl is an annual event that lasts the entire month of October. During this time students collect as many non-perishable food items as possible. This year, students collected 2,354 food items which will be donated to local food pantries and the Salvation Army. About 389 LHU volunteers participated in collecting donations and sponsoring the Hunger Bowl events. Students were able to participate in groups or individually. The

group that collected the most food items, and the winner of the Hunger Bowl, was Dr. Girton’s Thunder Geckos. They collected 531 non-perishable food items. Other student groups also made large contributions to the cause. The athletic department did a “reverse trick-or-treat” in mid October. They gave candy as a thank you to community members who donated food items. The Health Science Club created a world hunger awareness activity. They made a Facebook page for people to donate rice in an effort to help end world hunger. In addition to this, they collected 300 food items locally. “Though groups were competing, the main focus was food access for our community and all of the participants did a wonderful job this year,”

said Lauren Wright, LHU’s director of community service. To conclude the drive, MountainServe hosted a “Sleep Out” event at Triangle Park. This event began on Nov. 2 and ended Nov. 3. During the “Sleep Out,” the winner of the Hunger Bowl was presented with a trophy, which was de-

signed by Professor Vance McCoy. 124 students participated in the event and raised over $480 for the Life Center of Clinton County Homeless Shelter. Overall, these events were a large success, not only in raising money and food items for the community, but also in raising awareness for a good cause.

Financial aid falters for spring 2014 Jaimee Kester Lifestyles Editor Students who received certain loans in their financial aid package were told to find alternative funds in an email sent out last week. On Oct. 28 the financial aid department alerted Lock Haven students that funding has run out for the Federal Perkins Loan Program for the 2014 spring semester. “Unfortunately, the Federal Perkins Loan program is one of those programs where the U.S. Department of Education only provides Lock Haven with a limited amount of funding,” said Robert Fryer, interim director of financial aid. According to, undergraduate students are eligible to receive up to $5,500 per year in federal loans through the Perkins Loan Program. Many students are struggling to pay for their education as it is. “This is pretty inconvenient for me and my family,” said Carly Manganello, a sophomore early childhood education major. “I have two sisters and we’re all in college so we depend on financial aid.” Although there are many other types of financial aid available to students the email stated that all other

forms of institutional financial aid have been exhausted and that students must find alternative methods to pay their balances. “If the loss of the Perkins loan for the spring 2014 semester will leave a student with an uncovered balance they should come to the financial aid office,” said Fryer. “We can work with them on setting up payment arrangements over the course of the semester.” The only other option given to students is to apply for a private educational loan. These loans are sometimes harder to obtain and often have steep interest rates whereas the Perkins Loans have a fixed interest rate of five percent. This can leave students with more debt when they graduate. “I wasn’t planning on having to take out other loans next semester,” said Joe Lule, a sophomore international studies and French major. “But they’re not giving us any other option other than going into private loan debt.” “We give our sincerest apologies to our students,” said Fryer. “But we can only work with what the U.S. Department of Education provides for us.” Students can call the financial aid department at 570-484-2344 or stop in at Russell Hall if they have questions regarding the status of their financial aid.



Campus residence hall closes doors for the last time Devon Wiser Staff Writer With the spring semester comes big change for students living in High Hall: the residence hall, just over 40 years old, will no longer be open. Before the start of the school year, the university decided High would be only opened as overflow housing for students rather than placing them in triples or into converted study lounges such as other schools might do. The overflow housing will no longer be needed. “We have enough space across the rest of the campus to house these students and it is simply not cost effective to staff, heat and light High for that few of students,” said Mike Heck, Interim Director of Housing Administration & Operations. When High Hall residents received their housing assignment letters in the mail, the fact that it is closing was included so that students knew before the school year started. “High Hall will be kept in a state of ready reserve, with minimal heating and utilities, in case we need it again next fall,” said Heck. Current residents were given the chance to state where they would like to live for next semester. Afterwards, they were assigned a random lottery number by the housing software. Based off of the students’ preferences, the housing administration did their best at fitting the students into their desired halls by order of lottery

number and by the availability of space on campus. Last week all of the High Hall residents, except for the resident assistants, were informed of their housing assignments for the spring semester. Some residents, however, will miss High Hall. “It’s a nice environment here, and it has a big rec room, so we were always there instead of our rooms. This is where me and my group of friends met, there are memories here” said current High Hall resident Shelby Waite, sophomore. “I feel better now that I know where I’m living next semester, but I like it here. It’s not bad,” said current High Hall resident, Weston Hawkins, sophomore. Resident assistants such as junior Joe Eveland, who has been an RA in High Hall for his third semester now, haven’t been assigned halls too live in yet. “I like living here, but it’s too far away. I’m used to working in the quiet environment up here, but now I get to work somewhere where there are more people,” said Eveland. Housing administration set a day in early December where the Student Life Staff, with help from the maintenance department, will help these students move. Students will be able to pack up their belongings and place them into bins where they will be delivered to the students’ new housing assignments. After they are unpacked, the bin will be returned to High Hall for more students to use for a smooth transition.

Award-winning writer to visit campus Emile Hettinger Staff Writer Rigoberto González will be visiting Lock Haven University for a reading in the PUB MPR on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. The Women’s and Gender Studies program, Lyrically Speaking, the president’s commission on faculty, administrators, staff and students of color (FASSt) and the Upwrite Reading Series will sponsor this event. González writes poems, essays, memoirs and novels. He is the author of four poetry books, Unopened Eden being the most recent. He has also written nine books, some of which include Men without Bliss, Crossing Vines and Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa.

His book Butterfly Boy was the winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He is also the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, an NYFA grant in poetry, the Shelly Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. González is the contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine and is on the board of directors for the National Book Critics Circle. Currently, he is an associate professor of English at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. For more information about González and to read excerpts from his work, visit: If you would like more information about the event, contact professor Laurie Cannady at

November 7, 2013 Photos and quotes courtesy of Dayna Bloch

How dependent are you on student loans? “It’s my main payment for school; pretty much the only way I pay for it. The loans are through my parents, I will have to pay it all back later,” said Tom Maxwell, a freshman physics major.

“Loans are basically the only way I pay for school. If I didn’t have them I would hope to find another way to pay for school, but it would be a struggle,” said Jenna Fulford, a freshman with an undeclared major.

“I’m very dependent on student loans. Without them I would have to find another way to pay for school or else I probably wouldn’t be able to come back,” -said Kyle Smail, a senior health and phys. ed. major.

Reporting on the Run

November 7, 2013

Police Reports

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10/30/2013 6:54 PM High Hall Communication Center dispatched officers to area for report of shots fired 10/26/2013 10:28 AM Durrwachter Report of a white substance on table in kitchen area. and woman screaming. Upon arrival, High Hall residents Under investigation. were running a haunted house and that was the noise 10/26/2013 11:22 PM McEntire Report of an intoxicated that was reported. male. Male confrontational, transported to LHER and 9-parking lot Criminal Mischief-Male when medically cleared 10/30/2013 parked vehicle in Area 9 and transported to Clinton upon returned to vehicle he County Corrections Facility. found that somebody had poured what looked like soup 10/27/2013 12:19 AM Glennon Medical emergency for a on the hood of his car. Infirmary male having chest pains. Transported to LHER by 10/31/2013 12:46 AM N Jay Street Assist LHPD-requested to ambulance. assist with a search for a suicidal male claiming to 10/28/2013 5:28 PM Raub Hall Officer requested to remove have a gun. PSP located him a padlock from a bike at the Raub Hall bike rack. The and he was taken into custody without incident. lock was removed after gathering necessary 10/31/2013 10:04:00 PM Fairview Check on the welfare-female information. Suites called about not hearing from her sister for 2 days. 10/28/2013 5:08 PM Fairview Medical emergency for a Officer checked her room Suites female having abdominal located at Fairview Suites pain. Female transported to and her roommate stated LHER by ambulance. she saw her around 7:30 pm and she seemed fine. She 10/29/2013 6:52 PM High Hall Female reported a male has thought she went to a been harassing her. Officer Halloween party. Officer contacted male and instructed him to have no contacted sister and shared contact with female or he this information. Roommate instructed to have female would be cited for contact Public Safety or her Harassment by sister. Communication

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Arts & Entertainment

November 7, 2013

Kid shows that defined the 90’s

Kayla Marsh A&E Editor

with his best friend Gerald and his not-so-secret admirer Helga Pataki, we tuned in every week to see Arnold’s next smooth move.

Every college age student seems to constantly be reminiscing on the incredible shows we grew up with in the early 90s. These are just some of the favorite ones to feel nostalgic about. “All That!” Everyone knows that famous theme song sang by TLC. The younger generation’s answer to “Saturday Night Live”, “All That” gave us great characters like, Ask Ashley, Ed the Goodburger cashier and Repairman (cue echo). We also got a lot of vital information for our everyday lives from Lori Beth Denberg. “Hey Arnold” Arnold was always the coolest kid at P.S. 118. With his tiny blue hat and remote controlled bedroom, everyone wanted to be like Arnold. His adventures

“Boy Meets World” Everyone wants a relationship like Cory and Topanga. We literally watched Cory, Shawn, Eric and Topanga grow up on the screen and we grew up with them. We watched Topanga draw on Cory and kiss him for the first time. We went to prom with them. And we sat in Mr. Feeny’s class and yelled at him like Eric. “Boy Meets World” taught us some of the best life lessons. “The Amanda Show” After “All That” and before she flew off the handle, Amanda Bynes had a TV show and it was hilarious. With memorable sketches such as Judge Trudy (bring in the dancing lobsters), The Girls’ Room and The Hillbilly Moment, “The Amanda Show” was a great way to show off Amanda Bynes’ comedic talent. Too bad it wasn’t on television longer.

“The Wild Thornberrys” Eliza Thornberry had the coolest parents ever, hands down. Who wouldn’t want to travel the world looking at exotic animals? On top of that she could talk to them! “The Wild Thornberrys” made everyone want to crawl through the amazon and find the most exotic animals and report on them like Nigel Thornberry.

“Sabrina the Teenage Witch” So much nicer than the Sanderson Sisters, Sabrina and her two aunts were the nicest witches in town. Sabrina just wanted to be a normal teenager like the rest of us, but alas she was blessed with magical powers. She tried to solve most of her problems without magic, but somehow always ended up using magic to help out.

So whether you are binge watching series on Netflix or hoping for them to pop up on Nick at Nite, we can all agree on one thing: the 90s was a golden age of television for our generation.

Cage the Elephant continues legacy of excellence Spencer McCoy Staff Writer

Cage the Elephant made an appearance to the big leagues of music in a not so conventional manner. Their debut single “Aint no rest for the Wicked” appeared on the video game Borderlands. It brought light to an album that had only recently been released. The song could be heard playing on radio stations all across the world and would result in a huge increase in their popularity. The band released an album titled “Thank you Happy Birthday” which rose in the charts as well. The punk/alternative style of music was really catching on to a lot of listeners’ ears. Following the great success they were receiving on their second album they released a new album this year. However “Melophobia” didn’t receive the same light. The album hasn’t had much talk but critics seem to have mixed opinions on it: Some rating as low as 30/100 according to Cage the Elephant released the single “Come a Little Closer” and really showed how the band has grown. They performed on David Letterman’s late night talk show on Oct. 12, and much to

the viewer’s surprise he was in love with the new song. He told the entire audience that they needed to purchase the album right that minute. Despite mixed reviews, I think Cage the Elephant has come a long way. From their first album to the latest, they have been able to show a lot of maturity in their music. The new album proves just that. “Melophobia” shows another side of Cage the Elephant and it is certainly an album that should be on everyone’s shelves or iTunes. A lot of the songs still have the same confusing lyrics as the last. It takes a lot of listening to if you want to try and figure out the backstory for the music. But if you are in it for the rifts you can find yourself truly jamming out to all of the songs. There are songs that are meant to take you on a journey and songs that are built for pumping you up. “Come a Little Closer” was my favorite on the album. The parts of the song that are slower almost seem like the calm before the storm. The album is just plain fun all the way through. If you are a fan of these guys or haven’t given their music a shot, I suggest doing so. You will not be disappointed.

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Top five greatest villains to fight Batman Zachary Estright Staff Writer Batman, created by Bob Kane, is one of the best superheroes/crime fighters that have ever been put on paper, and the big screen. Batman started fighting major mobs, but then notorious villains took over the city and became a huge threat. A lot of the villains are not mentally stable, and throw many curveballs at Batman, but Batman always seems to come out on top. Here is the top 5 Batman villains: #5 The Mad Hatter: Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s stories of “Alice in Wonderland” the Mad Hatter lands number five. When Bruce


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Wayne’s mother was still alive, she use to read “Alice in Wonderland” to Bruce. When Jervis Tetch, aka the Mad Hatter emerged, it perverted Batman’s story time with his mother, which makes the Mad Hatter quite disturbing. His ability is creating hats that control people’s minds and he is highly delusional. #4 Poison Ivy A kiss can be a wonderful feeling, but what if it kills you? Poison Ivy is number four! Pamela Isley was a botanist until one of her experiments turned her into Poison Ivy. She uses the phrase “No man can resist me.” Her abilities are to poison men with a kiss that will literally leave them speechless, because they’re dead. Batman was once lured into Poison Ivy’s spell and became her toy, which makes Poi-

son Ivy number four. Anybody who can trick Batman is a great villain. #3 Scarecrow Jonathan Crane, aka the Scarecrow is number three! He was once a psychologist and turned psycho with his unorthodox experiments. One of his experiments includes a fear gas hallucinogen that will bring anyone’s greatest fear when exposed. He is number three because he can get into Batman’s’ head and bring his personal fears about his parents death, which can make a deadly battle between the two. #2 Two-Face Harvey Dent, District Attorney of Gotham City goes psycho when acid was hurled into his right side of his face to make him the villain Two-Face. He

is one of Batman’s most tricky villains because he is obsessed with the number two, and incorporates it into his crimes. He is number two on this list because he use to be Batman’s good friend, and now he is his greatest enemy, a double tragedy. #1 The Joker What can there be said here about this villain? Insane, homicidal, taste of the theatrical and a full out murderer. Oh, and no one knows who he is. He is simply the Joker, Batman’s oldest enemy. He kills anything that will give him a big laugh. The Joker is number one because he is totally corrupted. He will always break out of Arkham and Batman will always fight him. He is the clown prince of villains!

Webcomic filled with action, Guess the romance and mad science Movie Quote!

Mary Jones Staff Writer Are you interested in adventure, romance, and mad science? If so, Girl Genius is the comic for you! Agatha is a young student who gets mugged within the first few pages and the necklace her uncle gave her was stolen. To make matters worse, Baron Wolfenbach, the tyrannical leader of Europe, shows up at her University with his son, Gil. It is discovered that her mentor was hiding an illegal secret, resulting in his own death. It doesn’t end there, though. Agatha ends up on the adventure of a lifetime, discovering secrets about she didn’t even know about herself and finding romance along the way. Girl Genius is written by Phil and Kaja Foglio and was started on Nov. 4th, 2002. Updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, this web comic is now in its thirteenth volume! I give the story 4.5 stars out of 5. The story is riveting and draws

you in almost instantly and the characters are funny and relatable. There are even moments where you want to launch your computer across the room (in a good way!) and yell at the characters. However, there are parts of the story that are drawn out a bit too long for my tastes, especially if you’ve caught up to the comic and have to wait for the next update. I give the art style 4 stars out of five. Colors are used very efficiently. They’re dull at the beginning, become super bright after a bit, then settle down, seeming to represent Agatha’s sense of consciousness. The style has also evolved over the years, making the comic seem to mature and grow with the story, and the human anatomy has always been correct. Found at girlgeniusonline. com, and updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, if you’re looking for something interesting and funny to read, Girl Genius is for you. The twists and turns of the story will Last week’s answer was: keep you on the edge of your seat, and “Frankenstein” if that’s not enough, the different characters Agatha meets along the way Photo courtesy of will.

“There is a leopard on your roof and it’s my leopard and I have to get it and to get it I have to sing.”


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November 7, 2013

How to be a hunter according to “Supernatural”

Kathleen Ellison A&E Editor

Know your Latin Knowing this foreign language is essential for sending demons crying home to mommy.

The hit CW show “Supernatural” is going strong this season with witches, demons, angels and dogs. So to get you in the hunting mood here’s a guide to being a true Winchester hunter. “Supernatural” is on Tuesdays at 9 on the CW. Always carry salt Evil spirits hate salt so stock up on the condiment, you’ll need it. Get some cool tattoos An anti-demon possession tattoo is essential in avoiding demon’s using you as a meat suit. Holy water baths are fun Don’t take it personal if you get doused with holy water when you meet another hunter. Think of it as saying hi.

Wear lots of plaid Plaid is must have! The Winchesters never fail to rock this fashion, and who knows it might save your life against plaid wearing monsters. Listen to some good music Dean Winchester always has the best tunes, from ACDC to Kansas. It’s important to get yourself pumped up to gank some monsters. Get fake ID’s Some days you just need to be with the FBI. Know your monsters You aren’t going to be just fighting ghosts and demons! Watch out for vampires, wendigos, witches and more!

Have a cool ride If you’re driving across America do it in style like the Winchesters and their Impala. Don’t trust anyone Just don’t. They’re probably going to kill you or eat you.

If you make a deal with a demon read the fine print Life is crazy and sometimes you end up making a deal with a demon...just remember to read the fine print. Everyone you love will die Everyone. Probably on the ceiling, on fire. You will die “Don’t worry about it though. You’re not a real hunter until you’ve died and come back again.” --Dorothy in the episode “Slumber Party”

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Team Adam annihilates Team Blake on “The Voice” Heather Treaster Staff Writer

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Since its premiere in 2011, “The Voice” has become the most popular vocal competition on television. Season five just began the live shows Monday night; easily the most exciting and nerve wracking night other than the finale. The first artist of the night came from team Blake, powerhouse Shelbie Z, singing “Fancy” by Reba McEntire. Overall, she was a little hard to understand, but country is huge right now, which might play to her favor. The second artist of the night was James Wolpert, hailing from team Adam. This kid could melt anyone’s heart; especially when you sit him down with an acoustic guitar. James is one of my favorites, mostly because he consistently gives me chills. Adam even went as far as to say he has one of the best voices in the competition. Definitely a front runner for me. Next is another favorite of mine: Nic Hawke from team Blake. Although Nic is a favorite, I was not impressed by his performance of “Blurred Lines”. The only thing that might save him is his huge following, known as the Flawks. The next two artists are both from Team Blake: Ray Boudreaux and Austin Jenckes. The two both delivered solid vocals, but were nothing special to me. The next artist is a former wedding singer known as Grey. Adam chooses “Still into You” by Paramore to help her find her attitude. In my opinion, she didn’t. She had no problem with notes, but she’s more of an emotional singer,

not a strong female lead like Hayley Williams. The next two artists are both Adam’s, and in my opinion, both have a chance at winning this year. Will Champlin, who is the first artist to ever be stolen twice, performed “Secrets” by OneRepublic. He completely rearranged the song, which is always a risk, but it worked out for him. In a show about having ‘moments’, he really gave himself the opportunity for them in a song that originally would not have had them. Preston Pohl performed next with “Nothing on You” by B.O.B. With the song that skyrocketed Bruno Mars’s career, Preston really showed off his interesting and different tone. Magnetic is the only word I can really find to describe Preston appropriately. Since his audition, he has really stuck out to me and I can’t even take my eyes off of him to take notes. Next is Cole Vosbury, who I don’t believe will make it much further. Just like the others before on team Blake, he really did not bring anything special to the stage during Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May”. Blake’s team seems to be a bit of a disappointment this year. Will this be the end to his three year winning streak? Last, and certainly worth the wait, is Jamaican native Tessanne Chin, singing “Many Rivers to Cross” by Jimmy Cliff. After her performance, Adam says her talent is mind boggling, and I couldn’t agree more. She has one of the most powerful and moving voices I have ever heard on the show; and I believe, at this point, she is the one to beat. “The Voice” is on Monday and Tuesday at 9 p.m., and Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC.

November 7, 2013



Recycle buttons into a bracelet Lisa Conner Staff Writer

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As we roll into the 11th week of classes finals are creeping even closer. Some of you may begin to feel the stresses of school closing in. Take a deep breath and relax. Take some time with some friends and do a craft together such has button bracelets. These bracelets are fun, creative and trendy. Follow the steps below and enjoy this relaxing and rewarding craft. Step one: Purchase a variety pack of buttons. These can be purchased in the craft section of Walmart for $1.97. You will also want to purchase a clear elastic. This is also available at Walmart and cost $1.47. Once you have these items you can begin to make your bracelet. Step two: The first thing you are going to want to do is take the elastic string and measure it around your wrist. Wrap the string around so that it makes a complete circle around your wrist. Make sure to leave any extra string. While you are measuring remember that it is elastic and will stretch. Once you have measured how much string you need to use go ahead and cut the elastic. Step three: Tie a knot on the one end of the elastic. Now you can begin making your bracelet. Start putting the buttons on one at a time, threading the elastic through the middle of each button. There should not be any space between the buttons. Come up with a neat pattern or place the but-

tons randomly to create your own funky design. Step four: After you have put on as many buttons as you can make sure you leave space to tie a knot. What you should now have is a string of buttons secured with a knot at either end. Now you will want to bring the knots at either end together making a circle and make a secure knot. You now have a fun, new and unique accessory!

The finished product, pictured above, is a fun and unique accessory.

Easy, quick breakfast recipes

Dayna Bloch Managing editor

Breakfast in a mug

Breakfast is considered to be one of the most 1 tbs butter Breakfast burrito important meals of the day but a college lifestyle 2 eggs doesn’t give us much opportunity for a big morning 1 tbs water (or milk) 1 flour tortilla meal. Bentley’s breakfast options aren’t always up to salt 1 egg our standards and a quick bowl of cereal might not be pepper 1 tbsp. shredded cheese enough. Our dorm rooms don’t give us much room for chedder cheese cooking, but there are a few tricks to making a quick breakfast before your morning classes. Here are a few 1. Microwave tortilla for 5 minutes, 1. Microwave butter in ceramic dorm-friendly recipes that beat a bowl of Cheerios. line microwave safe bowl with pa- mug for 30 seconds per towel. Press tortilla into bowl 2. Add egds, water, and a dash of 2. Break egg in another bowl, beat salt and pepper. Whisk together with fork until blended. Pour egg with a fork into tortilla 3. Microwave on high for 45 sec3. Microwave on high for 30 sec- onds onds, stir then microwave for an- 4. Remove and stir other 15 seconds 5. Microwave another 45 seconds 4. Top egg with cheese and fold burrito. Add bacon, salsa, or veg- 6. Top with cheddar cheese. Add fresh veggies, bacon or sliced ham gies for a savory burrito for a little extra yum

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Omelet in a bag Ziplock zip ‘n steam bags 2 eggs Cheddar cheese 1. Mix two eggs and cheese into a bag. Add veggies, ham, bacon, or anything else you like in your omelet 2. Pop the bag into boiling water 3. Steam for 13 minutes, longer for more eggs or extra ingredients 4. Pull out the bag and slide on a plate



November 7, 2013

What’s in store for your week? Kathleen Ellison A&E Editor

Scorpio (October 23- November 21)

Taurus (April 20- May 20)

Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)

Gemini (May 21- June 20)

Capricorn (December 22- January 19)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Aquarius (January 20- February 18)

Leo (July 23- August 22)

You might find yourself stressed and sad this month, but you will find opportunities for happiness; just be careful to not get too distracted from what’s important.

You need to find balance between work/school and your personal life which will require some sacrifice on your part, but you will be victorious in your endeavors.

Pisces (February 19- March 20)

Virgo (August 23- September 22)

Aries (March 21- April 19)

Libra (September 23- October 22)

You will have trouble with a project or work. You will be successful though and will come out on top. You will experience hardship with work/money or school. Despite this you will have a nice month of November and have an unexpected happy experience.

You will experience setbacks in school/work and so you will have to dedicate time to your studies and consequently this month will be tough for you.

You will be distracted from your work because you have a new relationship (friend or love). Try to stay focused on what’s important. You will be stressed but everything will work out.

You will find yourself getting some well-deserved me-time. You might find yourself looking for new friends and relationships.

You will be stressed but this month it will be filled with accomplishments for you.

You will have an unexpected adventure or new experience this month. November is looking awesome for you.

You will have many opportunities this month for fun. You will do well in school and/or work.

You will have great accomplishments this November. Your future is looking good.

You will have many problems in both school/work and your personal life. Think carefully about your actions and you will be alright.

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November 7, 2013



Lock Haven Love: Singles edition Brooke Kibler Staff Writer

Lock Haven Love normally focuses on romantic relationships. But not everyone at the university is in one. What about those people who are single and proud? Some people find that being in a relationship while in college takes too much time. They think that they will miss out on activities with their friends or not dedicate enough time to their studies. “I think it’s great being in a relationship,” said Alex Whal, a sophomore communication major. “However, college students can get distracted while in a relationship because they focus too much on their relationship and not focus on their studies.” While this is true,Ty Feinour, a freshman middle education major, has a different reason for being single. “Relationships are good when you find the right person, but when you’re with someone that you don’t have a lot in common with it can really

suck and be boring,” Feinour said. Now these people are not cynical, they do know that happiness and love are accompanied with relationships, but they also have a grasp on the vision of their futures. “They take a lot of work. It’s like a job. Arguments and fights happen, you lose time with friends. They could be jealous. Or they get to know you then they hurt you. You could get heartbroken,” Angie Cerra, a freshman health science major said. There are so many outcomes to a relationship in college, and sometimes you do not always get it right. When you are in a relationship many things are definitely given up. You do spend more time with your boyfriend or girlfriend rather than studying, and sometimes you even miss the opportunity to make those lifelong friends at college. A common misconception about singles is that they are unhappy or lonely. But in the words of Kelly Clarkson, “It doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone.” Some people choose to be single so that they have a better grasp on their future.


Construction on High Hall began in 1970 and was completed and officially opened in 1971. Forty-two years later the hall is closing in favor of more modern residence halls.



November 7, 2013

Law compounds drug problem Gregory Snook Guest Writer The Federal Analog Act is a law that was put into place in the mid 1980’s to combat drugs that had similar effects meant to mimic the “classic” drugs (such as cocaine, heroin, LSD, etc.). It defines an analog as a substance which is “substantially similar” to a scheduled substance and has an effect “similar to or greater than” a controlled substance, or is thought to have such an effect. The law fails to define what “substantially similar” means, nor does it try to clarify what would constitute a “similar or greater” effect. The intention of Congress when they created these laws was to allow the DEA to arrest and prosecute underground chemists who would make changes to an existing illegal drug or chemical, resulting in a new chemical which could and can be sold as a recreational drug, but which was not yet specifically listed as illegal substance under the Federal Analog Act. Because the law is written so broadly and vaguely, it is considered by experts in the field of psychoactive chemistry to be one of the most oppressive laws ever written. It has created a market demanding the creation of new, unknown

and untested chemicals, which will not only become illegal, but are also very dangerous. The past two years there have been many deaths caused by research chemicals, most of which try to mimic or are even being sold as substances like LSD and MDMA. These new substances have no known benefits and the health risks involved have yet to be truly tested and understood. Unlike their classic counterparts, medical science has never seen possible potential in them. You have to remember that many illegal drugs do serve legitimate purposes such as the use of cocaine in some eye surgeries. Over these past two years this emergence of dangerous new copy-cat psychedelics within the drug world can be traced directly to the Federal Analog Act. These laws have forced chemists to make cheap and dangerous concoctions of drugs that mimic each subsequent analog added to the list. The farther away we get from the original scheduled substances, the less we know and the greater risk there is to the public when facing these new synthetics as options for abuse. One of the newer drugs that’s appeared over the past two years is 25i—street name: N-bomb. This new drug is in the same family of substances as MDMA and was created to replace 2ci, another

A call to arms

Sarah Eckrich Opinion Editor

You see that box there to the right? You do. Don’t cover it up with your hand or fold the newspaper or stick another assignment on top of it and ignore it any longer. Soak it into your eyeballs and brains. I’ll give you a moment. Dear readers, we’re about to have a heart-to-heart, a come-toJesus meeting--however you’d like to label it, we’re going to have a chat right now. Every week your student newspaper gives you a chance to expose things you’re interested in. Nowhere near enough of you are taking advantage of this. Oh that’s right—I’m calling you all out. You have no problem

composing 140 characters on Twitter or agonizing over a Facebook status all to shamelessly promote your own thoughts and observations. Yet you can’t seem to put another 360 words behind it. If you can’t lend 500 words to your cause, take up a new post. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention, so the saying goes. And if you’re not paying attention, just quit college now. The world doesn’t have any more room for selfcentered narcissists, nor does the job market. To make it in the real world, you’ve got to sell your self. Start by trying it out with your thoughts and opinions. The apathy exhibited by our generation is appalling. I took this job expecting to encounter views that challenged my own, not silence. Find your voice already and use it.

synthetic created to mimic MDMA. Instead it has gained popularity among novice drug users. Likewise, synthetic LSD became more common than real LSD, and sometimes users and media sources alike confuse drugs that mimic other psychedelics as LSD. In the 1960’s millions of people tried LSD. Many studies by scientists and researchers, along with the American government and military all tested and used LSD. While they decided ultimately that it’s potential for abuse outweighed its medical benefits, still it was discovered to be largely harmless and beneficial in certain cases, especially with use in a neurological sense. Eventually LSD was made illegal. Like anything, that wasn’t going to stop its users. We’ve seen far more deaths from analog drugs than we ever did from LSD, including during the height of its use coinciding with the popularity of The Grateful Dead. Yet no one acknowledges this, nor do they talk about the synthetics in the news. We keep hearing about the “classic” drugs and we’ve moved so far away from them that it isn’t fair to blame them anymore. The Federal Analog Act was adopted to prevent more death and destruction from drug use. Instead we are seeing a large amount of people dying every week due to the fake, derivative copy-cat drugs that wouldn’t exist if not for that law.

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November 7, 2013


You know what really ruffles my feathers?

All you need is The Beatles Vicky Kramer Staff Writer

Chris Fravel Staff Writer

You know what really ruffles my feathers? Inconsiderate behavior. I’m not even talking about horsing around or acting like a child, I mean not being courteous and polite in a public setting. Maybe it was the way I was raised, but growing up I was always taught that you address adults as mister or misses and then whatever their last name is. I was taught that when somebody sneezes, you say, “God bless you,” or even just, “bless you,” if you prefer. On a more chivalrous note, fellas, I was also taught that on a date, you go to the door to pick up your date. You don’t just sit in your car and beep. You hold doors for her, no matter how “independent” she might be; it’s just the gentlemanly thing to do. Also, unless it is made clear that it’s definitely not a date, you pay. Plain and simple. Your grandfather did it, your father did it, now there is no reason that you should not do it too. Quite frankly I find it disturbing that times you hear a simple “thank you” are few and far-between nowadays. It just seems like people are not as grateful or polite as they once were and I can’t figure out why. However, I can try to explain what I believe is causing it. I truly think that people get so wrapped up in themselves and even pop-culture to an extent that they don’t think of the people around them. As far as getting caught up in one’s self, that’s just a case with a simple solution: get your head out of your rear and pay attention. More and more I see people in the middle of a crowded area, particularly lines and waits texting, flailing about and just being rude in a situation where people’s personal spaces are being encroached upon and their patience is being tested. There is no need to exacerbate the situation with your inconsiderate behavior. When it comes to pop-culture, I truly believe that people become too progressive. Yes, we have come a long way from the past’s mistakes and archaic beliefs, but we have to retain the honor that comes with it (reference the paragraph about practicing chivalry). I don’t know about you, but I will forego “swag” in order to exhibit class every time. So next time you’re out in a public setting, please, act respectful of others, including in the small polite ways. Otherwise, you’re bound to ruffle some feathers.


Music is something that everyone, everywhere is able to relate to. It is found in almost every single culture across the globe and not one piece is the same. For most people, there is a song, an album or an artist that has distinct meaning within their lives. Whether it is a personal connection, lyrical or simply the enjoyment of the melody, we all have that special bond with some kind of music. Ever since I was young, my biggest musical influence has been The Beatles. This may seem relatively generic, but growing up with a Beatles-crazed mother who was(is) stuck in the 60’s, The Beatles’ music was a constant staple within our household. From standing on our porch on Dec. 8 with a lighter, playing “Imagine” in memory of John Lennon, to watching the Concert for Bangladesh on George’s birthday, The Beatles have always been of major importance throughout my life. At 18 months old, “Helter Skelter” was my favorite song to play at six o’clock in the morning on my Barney guitar (yes be jealous). By the time I was three years old, I could name almost every Beatles song and the albums they were on; you have to admit it: that’s pretty impressive for

even the most musically advanced three year old (and I was no Mozart in the first place). As I got older, my musical tastes broadened. I began to sway from my hardcore Beatles roots and indulged in some really different music such as country, pop and new-age rock. Still, the personal connections I had made with The Beatles was unlike anything I felt from others. The search for music that gave me those feelings was beginning to seem like an impossible task, and I was ultimately right. The Beatles are not just considered a musical group to me; they are a part of my life, complete with songs that coincide with every important life event I have experienced. Whether it is musically, lyrically or spiritually, when music is able to reach deep within one’s soul, it has reached their epitome of perfection. The Beatles gave the world wonderful, life changing music that is still inspiring the young and young at heart. Beatles fans can only hope that their music, words and legacy can live on forever. “Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup; they slither wildly as they slip away across the universe. Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind, possessing and caressing me. Jai Guru Deva om. Nothing’s gonna change my world. “ –The Beatles: Across the Universe



November 7, 2013

Earn to learn: paying student athletes Sean McGovern Staff Writer

The controversy has been all over the media. Sports programs, covers of magazines and even local newspapers are offering their opinions about paying student-athletes to play college sports. Many student-athletes receive full scholarships. Should they be paid extra money in addition to their scholarship that covers tuition, books, fees, room and board? And then who gets paid, the best athletes, those who bring in money for their sport or only those who participate in certain sports programs? “By providing extra money to a student-athlete negates their amateur status,” says Lock Haven University’s women’s soccer coach Lynnette Reitz. “If they were to be given extra money, we could see institutions that have endless resources field a team, in theory, who could all be NFL prospects.” Lock Haven’s baseball coach, Paul “Smokey” Stover, also agrees student-athletes should not be paid.

“I understand big time college football and basketball schools profit from these two sports,” says Stover. “The athletes feel they are entitled to a share because the schools are profiting from their talents, but a full ride or even a partial scholarship is payment enough.” Amazingly, some studentathletes also share that opinion. “If athletes are already receiving a full athletic scholarship, being paid more money is unfair to other students,” said senior softball catcher and third baseman Kassandra Atherton. “This could be considered extra benefits, which is an NCAA violation for intercollegiate athletes.” Sophomore wrestler Kaleb LeMaire believes that athletic scholarships should be available for athletes. “If the athletes are taking time away from their studies to participate in sports, they should get some sort of compensation,” said LeMaire. “Scholarships should be determined by the abilities and skill level of each athlete.” And Reitz, the women’s soccer coach, said, “As it is now, student-athletes are not all on equal ground when it comes to scholarship amounts.” There will always be discrepancies when it

comes to money, size of the institution, sport program and athletes.” Stover and LeMaire agree that paying athletes would lessen the importance of a college education. “In some sports like football, athletes only stay in college until they are able to get into the pro leagues,” said LeMaire. “Students would only come to college and play a sport and get paid, not to get an education.” Reitz and Atherton share the same opinion that it is all about choices. “I think that participation in sports plays a big part in choosing which college to go to. The choice should be based more on the education you want to receive,” Atherton said. “Then, try to find a program that has a good athletic team that you would want to participate on.” Reitz said, “Athletics and our US and sport cultures have put a huge emphasis on university education. But it is not for everyone-it’s about finding the right fit between academics, athletics and community.” For those individuals who support paying athletes who play college sports, just take a look at the benefits many of them already receive.

Benefits to college student-athletes by playing their chosen sport while pursuing a college degree •Athletic scholarships- totaling $2.4 billion Four year degree- 8 out of 10 Division I athletes earn their degree. •Medical care/insurance through their universities- NCAA provides a catastrophic injury program. •Academic support- tutoring and access to athlete-focused advisors •Access to elite training opportunities and equipment. •Division I student-athletes have access to more than $75 million from the NCAA’s Student Assistance Fund. Can be used to fly a student-athletes home in the event of a tragedy, to purchasing needed clothing they might not be able to afford. •Exposure and experiences to open doors to those who want to compete professionally AND for the majority who will go pro in something other than sports.

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November 7, 2013



Field hockey to play in Mass. tournament Diosanny Rivera-Placido Guest Writer

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The Lock Haven field hockey team has had quite an impressive season as they head into their conference tournament. Thus far, the team has had two freshman players, Kiersten Cepeda and Lydia George, honored as A10 rookies of the week with Nakira Downes being named as the player of the week two weeks ago. Elaina White, the team’s starting goalie, also led all Division I goalies in save percentage at the beginning of the month. The team has a regular season record of 14 wins and six losses with a seven game winning streak in the middle of the season. Of their 14 wins, 10 of them have been shutouts, games in which the opponent doesn’t score; and their record is the leading shutout per game re-

cord in Division I Conference wise, the team has a 4-3 record with all four wins being shutouts. This past weekend the field hockey team faced two A10 opponents, resulting in one win and a loss. Heading into the weekend the Lady Eagles needed one more win in order to be eligible to attend the A10 tournament that is being held in Mass. this coming weekend. Starting the A10 tournament in the semi-finals on Friday at 11 a.m., the field hockey team faces the Richmond Spiders, a team that pulled a 2-1 victory over our own Lady Eagles last Sunday, Oct. 27. Despite the loss that day, Head Coach Pat Rudy claimed she was proud of the way the team played and stated that the game “proved to us that we can play with anyone in the conference.” Last week, White played a vital role in both games and kept the team above wa-

ter in the Richmond game as the Spiders outshot the Lady Eagles 12-0. She is expected to have the same outstanding save record this Friday as she did the first time the two teams competed against one another. In the pre-season poll, LHU field hockey was voted fourth in the conference. They are currently going to Amherst, Mass. with a third place seed. Having already proven the poll wrong, the team hopes to come home with an overall A10 conference win under their belts. “Going to the A10 tournament is such a great opportunity,” said freshman defender Rebekah Hershey. “We have worked so hard for this all season long and our goal is finally here. The girls on the team mesh so well together and we’ve made it this far already, we’ve got nothing to lose. We’re ready to take this tournament by storm.”

Wrestling pushes past Bucknell Bret Pallotto Guest Writer First year head coach Scott Moore earned his second career win against Bucknell (1-1) with a 1913 win at Thomas Fieldhouse on Nov. 2. Lock Haven (2-0) opened the match against their local-rival with three straight decisions that gave them a 9-0 lead. The three early wins were all earned by seniors Mac Maldarelli, Billy Randt and Jake Kemerer. Coach Moore had the following to say about his senior trio, “We knew going into the match that we needed to win the first three weights in order to gain momentum and put ourselves in a good position to win the dual. Mac came out hard and got caught on his back but fought all the way back to win the match. Billy and Jake did a great job attacking and used various takedowns to secure convincing decisions. The three of them must be lead-

ers on our team and they showed that in each of their matches.” LHU then dropped a bout in the 174 weight class, but redshirt junior Fred Garcia, ranked No. 12 in the nation, made sure that the loss didn’t turn into two consecutive. The win came as a major decision as he defeated Tyler Greene 16-5. The lead was eradicated after Bucknell secured three straight victories at the 197, 285 and 125 weight classes. Freshman Brad Emerick wrestled for LHU in the heavyweight division and took on the tenth ranked wrestler in the country at the 285 weight class, Joe Stolfi. Despite dropping the bout, Emerick wrestled until the end and nearly cradled and pinned Stolfi. Moore said this of his freshman, “I was proud of the way he wrestled and that he never gave up. We need him to continue wrestling with confidence even though he is only a freshman. He has the ability to do big things in the future. Having a strong heavyweight is important during the dual season.” Two bouts remained with the score tied at 13-13 Redshirt sophomore Cody Wheeler took the first

of the final two matches with an 11-4 decision. No. 14 Dan Neff sealed the victory for LHU as he defeated Victor Lopez with a final of 14-10 in the 141 weight class. Moore handed out high praise to his wrestlers in saying, “These two have been around long enough to know how important this match was to our program. They are both capable of being All-Americans this season. It was great to see them take the mat and work the way they know how. We are excited about their ability to help this team do big things this season.” Lock Haven finished last season with a 7-6 record and the 2-0 start is encouraging for the program. Coach Moore echoed that sentiment, “It was a team effort with certain guys stepping up to help secure wins that were crucial in the outcome of the match. It’s great to win early in the season and it goes a long way with team confidence. It was a great feeling to win our first two matches.”



November 7, 2013

Volleyball falls to Pitt-Johnstown Erika White Sports Editor

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After a tough loss against Pitt-Johnstown back in October, the Bald Eagles were determined to make a comeback on their own court. Their efforts fell short, however, as they were defeated 3-1 this past Tuesday at the Thomas Fieldhouse. The Haven started off strong, winning their first set with ease, 25-15. But Pitt-Johnstown found their footing in what became a close second set, and won it 25-22. After the loss, Lock Haven struggled to keep the upper hand as they fell behind early in the third set, giving the Mountain Lions yet another win (25-17). The final set was a hard battle between the two team as they stayed only a few points apart until Pitt-Johnstown pulled ahead and ended the game winning the last set 25-19. Junior Bethany Burns and freshman Sydney Belcastro each had 18 kills on the day while Danielle Weaver had 17. Junior Cody Anderson also had a big game as she led the Bald Eagles with 14 kills. And sophomore Megan Flick added 11 kills and 10 digs with two service aces. The Haven travels to West Chester this Friday Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

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