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Volume 86, Issue 8
October 30, 2012
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OCTOBER 30, 2012
- Quote of the Moment -
The prognosis is a miracle, my daughter will rise again.”
Malala Yousafzai’s father, after she was shot by the Taliban.
True to form, Mitt Romney’s most recent ‘major policy speech’ included dishonest attacks and empty promises of change, but no new policy.” The Obama Campaign
The World at a Glance Early voting begins in Florida Despite the threats of Hurricane Sandy, early voters still showed up on Saturday to begin the election process in the state of Florida. Hurricane Sandy is posing major threats to the East Coast; many are taking cover and stocking up for the storm, but voters in Florida are casting their ballots first. This Sunday was an organized “souls to the polls” trip, which was an organized trip to vote early by many black churches across the state.
Tibetan man sets himself on fire A 23-year-old man, Tsewang Kyab, was the fifth Tibetan to die of self-immolation this week. He set himself on fire Friday evening in direct protest to the harsh Chinese rule against the Tibetan region and its people. Kyab set himself on fire on the main street of Amuquhu in the Xiah county. Chinese police have offered a great sum of money for any information that could be provided as to the planned self-immolations that would be occurring before they happen. These suicides are even more harmful to the face of the Chinese rule, coming at a time when the Chinese Communist Party is getting ready to transfer power in two weeks.
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Amherst College vows to change rape policy
Turmoil in Syria continues
Amherst College promised students this past week to rewrite and reevaluate the college’s rape policy. This was sparked after a student came forward explaining that she had been sexually-assaulted and was questioned by college officials as to if it actually occurred or not. After the response, she had to go see a sexual-assault counselor and other students who had felt the need to keep quiet came out explaining their experiences also.
Fighting continues in Syria, where many didn’t believe that President Bashar al-Assad would honor a cease fire with the United Nations. They were right. A supposed truce for the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha lasted only a few hours when a car bomb exploded in Damascus on Friday night. Fighting continues on in Syria after a reported 35,000 people have already been killed. - compiled by Lizzie Carr
Sources: New York Times, BBC, The Daily Beast, CNN, Reuters
Campus Police Blotter
Women’s self-defense class Public safety will be holding a 12-hour self-defense class over four nights. Classes will continue this week on Tuesday and Thursday. All of the sessions will be held in the Avila Hall Lounge from 6-9 p.m. The program is free to all of Loyola’s female students, faculty and staff. If you are interested in attending, or have any questions about the R.A.D. program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 2448
from Loyola. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has appeared in commercials, television shows, and feature films. For more information, contact Nick Montani, president of Alpha Sigma Nu, at ndmontani@students. loyola.edu. Post-grad service fair If you’re interested in the kind of opportunities that a full-time paid service program or non-profit organization can offer, please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall for the Post-Graduate Service Fair. During the fair you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from over 35 programs locally, across the U.S., and abroad. For more information about the fair including the list of organization that will participate in the fair, please visit the website. If you have any further question or comment, please contact Malia Maniyatt at cmaniyatt@loyola. edu or ext. 2072
Bob Cusack, political commentator, to speak at Loyola on Nov. 1 Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society, will host Bob Cusack, ‘92, a Loyola alum and renowned political commentator. Cusack will speak at Loyola on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall. Bob has been reporting on policy and politics in the nation’s capital since 1995. He regularly appears on MSNBC, Fox, ABC and CNN as a political analyst. A native of New York City, Cusack received his B.A. in journalism
Selected excerpts from reports Saturday, Oct. 27 At approximately 12 p.m., an officer responded to the McCauley gate entrance to meet with a student who was being followed back to campus. Upon the officer’s arrival, he met with the student who explained that, while she was driving through Belvedere Square, she almost made contact with another vehicle. The student continued driving south on York Road and observed the same vehicle following her. At a red light, the other driver pulled in front of her car and began yelling at her, accusing her of almost hitting him. The student again pulled away and continued to Notre Dame Lane, at which time the other vehicle turned around. Saturday, Oct. 27 At approximately 5:45 p.m., two officers responded to a call at the FAC regarding an injured person. Upon their arrival, they met the shift manager and were told what occurred during the incident. A student was playing basketball in the gym area, and when he went up in the air for a rebound, he heard his right shoulder snap. The fire department was notified and a medic responded. Saturday, Oct. 27 At approximately 11:41 p.m., two officers responded to a reported alcohol violation. Upon their arrival, the officers met with the RAs on duty who stated that, during a walk through of the second floor of the building, they observed a door wide open. The RAs also observed several empty beer cans and bottles lying about the room. One resident was passed out in his bed and could not be woken up. Also found in the refrigerator were 14 unopened cans of Natural Lite. While the officers were present, the other resident arrived back at the room. He was exhibiting behaviors of intoxication, and admitted to drinking at The Mansion. The resident stated that he did not know where the beer in the fridge came from. The GRC was contacted and all alcohol was emptied and taken to the dumpster. The resident checked out OK and was allowed to sleep it off.
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Wife of legendary TV anchor explains why ‘we don’t [always] have the script in our hands’ By Megan Byrne Staff Writer Wife, mother and author Lee Woodruff came to McGuire Hall last Tuesday where she told of her husband’s, ABC correspondent Bob Woodruff, traumatic brain injury and the struggles and triumphs that followed the dramatic event in her life. He was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq, five weeks after he had started working a dual-anchor position, where one reporter is in the field and one is in the studio. Lee emphasized that, because he sustained this injury, Bob, being a public figure, was able to become “a pulpit to tell people about [brain injuries].” Lee Woodruff explained that what happened to her husband is something that happens to soldiers each day. She said that his type of injury can often be seen as invisible, and that outsiders may not realize the trauma the soldier or bystander may have experienced. Lee often visits military hospitals to show how dedicated she is to those individuals suffering a brain injury from overseas. Lee and Bob had been married for 18 years when the explosion happened. She said, “I believe there was a hand of God there that made sure the bomb didn’t hit further in.” She explained that everyone in the family felt the explosion. She provided a detailed account of her husband’s injury, treatment and recovery. Because the bomb was packed with rocks and dirt and not glass like many other bombs, the explosion did not cause as severe of injuries. However, Bob had rocks and dirt embedded into his face. The left side of his skull was damaged—the part that controls much of your speech and language. Lee described this part of the brain as “valuable real estate,” because it controls your breathing, eating and sleeping. A portion of Bob’s skull (16 centimeters) had to be removed during surgery. Bob was in a medically induced coma for 36 days, and Lee described the moment he came out of the coma to be the most joyous event of her life. “Bob woke up very loving,” she said. “The human body’s ability to heal is
extraordinary.” His recovery had a 50 percent improvement with things flooding in, but its effects are ongoing. Lee realized that neurons grow a little each day and that brain neuroplasticity is a reality. Moving forward in rehab was the most difficult. Energy and stamina goes away when you’re watching and waiting for a recovery. This lack of energy and stamina transpired to Lee, as Bob’s caretaker. She said, though, that it is easy to take the caretaker out of the equation. Caretaker burnout can happen and it can lead to a mental illness, which, Lee said, “doesn’t have to be a dirty word.” Depression happens to real people, and caretakers are no exception. Lee stressed Courtesy of U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega, Joint Staff that they do need to ask for Lee Woodruff, wife of ABC correspondent Bob Woodruff, explained the effect her husband’s traumatic brain injury had on help and that those around both her family in general and her specifically, as his caretaker. them must understand how important it is to thing,” said Lee. Her number one priority “miracles do happen.” talk to people in these situations. She said, became Bob. Bob Woodruff no longer anchors, but “empathize, don’t sympathize,” and reassure The doctors were trying to prepare her does still report stories occasionally, though them that although “this really stinks...I’m for the moment that something bad would most aren’t live because he still suffers from happen, but Lee said that you cannot beat mild aphasia, an impairment in language here for you.” Doctors speak a foreign language some- the hope out of someone in the beginning. ability. Because of this, Lee said that she times. When Lee Woodruff found out what Humans come to terms slowly, and doctors has so much respect for people who work in had happened to her husband, she couldn’t should understand this. Being “set up with speech-language pathology and audiology. even process it. She was completely in denial, [this] diminished hope” takes away all possi- Bob does live a full life and, to Lee, this is so she knew that she wanted to accept all the bility for looking ahead positively. “Emphasis what really matters. She reminded the audiinformation on her own terms. She didn’t is care, not cure, because there are hopeless ence to “reconnect with people who have ask the doctors anything, because she was situations,” Lee said. Success of the victim been meaning to connect with,” because that never going to sleep if she “went on Google depends on the attitude of caretaker. To deal connection could someday be lost. and go on a worse-case scenario hunt.” She with this, Lee followed the “four legs of her “We don’t [always] have our hands on wanted to wait until he woke up, so she let stool” to help her get by: faith, family, friends, the script,” said Lee. She left everyone with other people absorb it. She said how she had fun. She also strongly believed that laughter one of her favorite quotes: “Loss is not the a filter over her brain and would take things was the best medicine. end it is nearly the invitation of change.” in as they came in, when she was ready for When she was ready to know everything Though she did not lose her husband, the about Bob’s condition, she asked the nurse to injury still brought dramatic change to her them. The world shrunk down to only the impor- tell her everything at once because she only family’s life. tant things after Bob’s injury. “Expectations wanted to have one bad day. Doctor’s don’t are low, so you become grateful for every- like the m-word—miracle—but Lee says that
Clinical Center receives milestone grant By Jackie Winton Staff Writer This has been a memorable week for the Loyola Clinical Center. On Tuesday, October 23, Lee Woodruff, wife of ABC correspondent Bob Woodruff, delivered a lecture at the Belvedere Square location concerning the Center’s growing focus on adult brain injury and disorder care, in light of their major recent accomplishment. Our own Loyola Clinical Center, which trains Loyola graduate centers in providing clinical services in areas such as psychology, pastoral counseling, speech pathology and audiology and literacy, has now been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation, which typically awards grants to meaningful programs in the greater Baltimore area and the state of Maryland. The grant was awarded to the Loyola Clinical Center to support its brain injury and brain disorders rehabilitation services. It will be extremely helpful in training
Loyola’s graduate students and supporting those faculty members who do train them. Graduate students will also benefit from the grant because the availability of clinical fellowships that advance their careers in clinical services will increase. In addition to the benefits that graduate students will receive, our own Baltimore and Maryland community will benefit as well. More clients will now be served in the areas of brain injuries and disorders. The Clinical Center will offer affordable treatment solutions for these issues, as it does for other areas of treatment, as well. Janet Schreck, director of the Loyola Clinical Center, is thrilled about the increasing number of clients that will be served, as well as “the coordinated, cost-effective, interdisciplinary care” that will be instrumental in helping families “achieve a better quality of life” as a result of the grant. This is a major milestone for the Clinical Center, which will prepare our graduate students for successful careers and effectively serve our neighbors around us.
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CASE promotes welcoming LGBT environment on Catholic campuses By Katie Krzaczek News Editor In addition to sponsoring Coming Out Week in early October, Spectrum—Loyola’s on-campus group, geared toward students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, as well as students who are allies—introduced the Catholic Association of Students for Equality (CASE) on October 9. Spectrum president, junior Eric Oropesa said, “Over the summer, I was contacted by the Vice President of GUPride [the gaystraight alliance at Georgetown University], who asked if I was interested in working with him to create a coalition of sorts.” The coalition that was formed eventually turned into CASE which, as Oropesa explained, is a network among several Catholic institutions across the country to “promote solidarity with other groups and promote the awareness of the effective good that our LGBT groups are doing.” CASE, like Spectrum, focuses its attention on LGBT awareness; but it also pushes to help people on Catholic campuses feel more
comfortable in their own skin. Speaking from his own experience coming out, while also trying to keep true to his Catholic beliefs, Oropesa said, “I thought I’d be looked down upon…it really hit close to home.” One of the goals of CASE, Oropesa explained, is to show people that it’s OK for people to both love God and maintain their LGBT identity. The organization drew from Saint Ignatius’ own experiences during his trip to Catalonia at Menresa. Ignatius came away from his journey with ideas conflicting with those included in church doctrine; but he learned that was what God was giving him, and Ignatius wanted to accept that. “As CASE, we write as disciples of this tradition. We’ve gone on our own journeys to find God, but, instead, God found us, just as we are,” said Oropesa. He continued to explain that, just as Ignatius justified his beliefs with the statement, “I saw it at Menresa,” the
goal of CASE is “to show our archdiocese and our campuses the hurdles that LGBT groups have overcome…for them to understand us when we say ‘I saw it on campus.’” Despite being introduced only a month
One of the goals of CASE...is to show people that it’s OK for people to both love God and maintain their LGBT identity.
ago, CASE has gotten media coverage from the Human Rights Campaign and The Washington Post. Campus involvement has grown from just Georgetown and Loyola and extended to Boston College, Fordham University, College of the Holy Cross, Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco, Loyola University Chicago and Loyola University New Orleans. As for how CASE and, on Loyola’s campus specifically, Spectrum will help LGBT awareness, Oropesa said, “Personally, I be-
lieve that Loyola, as a Jesuit Institution, is a safe and welcoming environment for LGBT students, though I also believe that there are other Jesuit campuses that have a much more thriving LGBT presence on their campus [like Georgetown]. That is why I became a part of CASE: in order to draw from other Jesuit campuses, to gather ideas and further support on how to make Loyola even more progressive, in regards to LGBT programming, than it is now.” Oropesa said that even with the “leaps and bounds” Loyola has made in LGBT awareness, “there is always room for improvement.” He stressed that Spectrum’s progress over the past 17 years had been wonderful, but that there is still also a lot of growing to do. “[That’s why] I’m excited I’m able to usher in this new organization,” Oropesa said. “As a part of Spectrum and CASE, I strive to do as much as I can to promote a safe and welcoming environment for the LGBT community for not only Loyola, but other LGBT individuals who may not have it as good as we do, wherever they may attend college.”
Fr. Linnane addresses his past undertakings and his future aims for Loyola By Courtney Cousins Managing Editor Rev. Brian Linnane, S.J., says that he didn’t always aspire to be the president of a university. In fact, he says that if someone had told him when he was entering graduate school what he would be doing at Loyola, he wouldn’t have believed them. “The most difficult thing [about being president] is not teaching. I like having the opportunity to interact with young people,” he says; but it is difficult to maintain those relationships because of the time and travel his position requires. Fr. Linnane taught for 12 years at Holy Cross, where he participated in a livinglearning program, similar to the Messina program being integrated at Loyola. He says that the program was “revolutionary” and a great experience; he still keeps in touch with some of those students. For five of those years, Fr. Linnane was also a member of the Loyola board of trustees, before becoming present in mid-2005. And in spite of the fact that he didn’t imagine himself in this position, he says that he loves it. “It is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students and our nation,” he says. During his annual State of the University address on Thursday, Fr. Linnane discussed the progress Loyola has made toward achieving the strategic plan laid out in 2008 and the challenges the institution faces going forward. He touched on a wide range of achievements, from the athletics move to the Patriot league to the Donnelly Science Center expansion to the diversity of the freshman class.
In a separate interview with The Greyhound, Fr. Linnane talked about some of the initiatives that he is particularly proud to have been a part of over his eight-year term. The first is the Year of the City, which took place during the 2006-07 school year and was “a time to reaffirm the College’s relationship with Baltimore, to celebrate the city’s history and to consider the role Loyola, as a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning, should play in addressing the challenges faced by the City,” according to Loyola Magazine. Fr. Linnane says he is proud of how the program “rallied the community” of Loyola and “set the ground for new engagement.” This focus on engagement has continued through the efforts of the York Road Initiative, which was one focal point in the State of the University because of the diverse and interactive partnerships it fosters with members of the York Road corridor. Another initiative was the renovations of the Loyola Notre Dame Library, which were started by Fr. Ridley during Fr. Linnane’s term as trustee and which Fr. Linnane was charged with completing. He says that he became very interested in the project, which required “a lot of thought…about the needs of contemporary students for study space.” He says that library usage has increased by 40 percent since the remodel, and that he enjoyed working on a project that “made a concrete difference in the lives of students.” Fr. Linnane also elaborated on some of the major concerns the University must face in the coming years. When asked what the greatest challenge Loyola faces is, he said, “The
How do we deliver the experience of Jesuit education and rethink how we finance that? -Fr. Brian Linnane, S.J.
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business model of higher education is not sustainable…the question we have to answer is, how do we deliver the experience of Jesuit education and rethink how we finance that?” The long-term downturn in the economy, paired with a budget that doesn’t account for
$8 million infrastructure repairs that Campion Towers needs and the $1.5 million that the University must reallocate in the budget to financial aid, in order to increase the school’s yield rate for applicants. (The yield rate is the number of accepted students who choose to actually attend Loyola. For the class of 2016, it was 13 percent.) Over the next few weeks, the president’s cabinet will be discussing how to free up the financial aid funds needed, Fr. Linnane said. However, he is confident that the University will deal with these problems and continue to “thrive.” In the interview, he said, “Looking at the history of the institution, at any number of points it could have folded… We have looked at hard times in the past, and, I feel confident saying, [have] continually come out on top.”
Looking at the history of the institution, at any number of points it could have folded...We have looked at hard times in the past, and, I feel confident saying, [have] continually come out on top. -Fr. Brian Linnane, S.J.
the necessary building repairs and decreasing state aid, has made it necessary for Loyola to reconsider how they will make a Jesuit education accessible to families dealing with the same economic problems. In his address, Fr. Linnane mentioned the
4OCTOBER 30, 2012
Ascent for the Ark: Climbing Wall hosts first intercollegiate charity competition By Lisa Potter Staff Writer On Nov. 18, the Climbing Wall at the Loyola Fitness and Aquatic Center (FAC) will hold its first intercollegiate charity rock wall climbing competition. Loyola’s competition is a part of the Mid-Atlantic Climbing Series, which is a number of competitions held by nearby universities that have rock-climbing walls, and was started in 2010. These schools include Towson University, Johns Hopkins University, Gettysburg College, St. Mary’s College and the University of Maryland at College Park. However, this is not the first year Loyola has held this competition. The competitions began in 2002, when Loyola’s competition was known by a different name, the Climax, which was found to be inappropriate by Loyola administrators. Yet, it is the first year the event will be donating all the proceeds to charity under the new name, the Ascent. “We were not allowed to post anything… the higher-ups at Loyola felt that the name was not appropriate and we were not allowed to advertise,” said Brian Grimes, who is a staff member at the Climbing Wall and in charge of the Ascent. “We made a lot of money and a lot of people came to the competition, so we decided to give back to the community.” This year, the Climbing Wall has chosen to donate all its revenue to the charity The Arc of Baltimore, which is a local chapter of the national organization, The Arc, stationed
on York Road. The charity’s mission is to provide advocacy and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. “We will donate to a different charity every year,” said Grimes. “[The competition] will always be called the Ascent, but to whatever charity we donate to.” Additionally, the Climbing Wall will hold a food drive for The Arc of Baltimore, where the participants may bring food to be donated to the charity in addition to the proceeds. “First of all, in support of the Arc, we want people to come out…We’re also having a big raffle of all the prizes we’ve collected from our sponsor, who goes around to rock wall companies asking for donations. It’s a cool way to connect with people from other schools as well,” said Grimes. The event will take place after the FAC closes the Climbing Wall for the week of November 10-17 while the staff takes town all the rock-climbing pieces and reorganizes them to create a new wall. The competition begins at 11 a.m. on November 18 and runs until 5 p.m. During that time, students may participate in three different types of rock
walls based on skill level: beginner, intermediate and advanced. At the very end of the competition, the top five climbers in the
We made a lot of money and a lot of people came to the competition, so we decided to give back to the community. - Brian Grimes, Climbing Wall staff member
advanced category compete in a final to determine the winner, who receives a prize. In the Mid-Atlantic Climbing Series, the top three scores of all the competitions count for the series score, which are then tallied up by the Climbing Wall staff from Towson University to determine winners in the beginner, intermediate and advanced categories. Each winner will receive a prize from the Series, which tends to be bigger and more expensive than the prizes won at the individual competitions. “What will normally happen is those who climb at those schools will come to compete in three different events to qualify for the series score. There are people from other schools who climb, and people at Loyola
Faces of Homelessness Bureau discussion raises awareness of pressing social issues By Noelia Morales Contributing Writer On Thursday, Oct. 25, CCSJ hosted a presentation in collaboration with the Faces of Homelessness Bureau, which works to educate the public about homelessness and determine ways to help end this pressing issue. At 7 p.m. in the CCSJ Common Space, three presenters who have experienced homelessness in Baltimore shared their stories and thoughts and discussed the issues of homelessness with Loyola students. There was also time dedicated to questions and answers, providing a lot of interaction between the students and the presenters. The three presenters were James Crawford Jr., Bonnie Lane and Mr. Carroll Benns— each a member of the Faces of Homelessness Bureau. Each of these speakers were open with sharing their own experiences of homelessness. Crawford emphasized that homelessness is something that can happen to anyone. He said he had been living the American dream until he began training for a triathlon and was hit by a tractor trailer. At the same time, his company also moved to a different state, so he lost his insurance. Crawford experienced homelessness and was able to find the services he needed in Baltimore. He now advocates “for homeless people that don’t have insurance and who don’t make a livable wage.” Lane had experienced homelessness for about ten years. She works especially for
equal rights. Lane is a member of multiple organizations aimed to promote social justice, such as Occupy Wall Street and the Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau. She says, “when people become homeless, it is as if they lose their membership card to society.” Lane joined the Speakers Bureau to help stop the stereotypes that people have about people experiencing homelessness. The third speaker, Benns, spoke about drug abuse being a main cause for one to be experiencing homelessness. He had been a student with a basketball scholarship in college, but ended up leaving and abusing drugs. He eventually joined the Speakers Bureau and now shares his experiences. Homelessness in Baltimore is a big issue. Census data shows that homelessness in Baltimore City is increasing rapidly. The Baltimore Area Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau works to inform the public about this issue. The Bureau stresses that there are many ways to get involved with the program, with more information on their blog, facesofhomelessnessbmore.blogspot.com. Another upcoming event to raise awareness of homelessness is the City-Wide Sleep Out 2012, to be held outside of City Hall at War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. Students, service providers and people experiencing homelessness will be at the event to discuss, teach and learn about issues of homelessness and hunger, as well as ways to solve them. If students are interested in attending this event, they can contact CCSJ and find out more. The Greyhound
who usually climb, who do it for fun,” said Grimes. However, he explained that anyone affiliated with Loyola is welcome to come, along with students from all other colleges and universities. Students may register in the Outdoor Adventure Experience’s (OAE’s) Base Camp at the FAC up until noon on November 18; the cost of registration is yet to be decided by the Climbing Wall staff. “It would be really great if everyone can come out. It’s a lot of fun. It’s our favorite thing to do, I can tell you that much,” said Grimes, speaking for the Climbing Wall staff.
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Member: Note from the Editor Many young adults are taking a backseat in this election season, and it’s understandable. As you can read in Jim Hogan’s article on page 8, we are dismayed by a perceived inability to change the course of the election, we don’t know enough to vote responsibly, we’re frustrated by a lack of facts, disappointed with the two-party system, and not thrilled with either main candidate—which is especially frustrating since in most states, your vote is essentially thrown away if you’re not voting for Romney or Obama (#electoralcollegeproblems). Meanwhile, Beairshelle Tity addresses exactly why our youth must make their voices heard and why our vote does count. The issues of unemployment, loan debt forgiveness and social security cannot be pushed aside as someone else’s problem—and even if you’re not thrilled with the system, being proactive is more respectable than apathetically throwing our rights away. Wherever you fall along this spectrum, it’s important to recognize that voting for the president is not the only way for college students to exercise our right to political engagement. Three students from the University of Maryland aren’t just casting their votes this Nov. 6—they’re on the ballot. Edward Burroughs, David Murray and Raaheela Ahmed are running for the school board in Prince George’s County, which serves 123,000 students, and of which they are all recent graduates. All three candidates finished at the top in the April primaries, and their progress has been mapped in The Washington Post, CBS, CNN and The Baltimore Sun. While most current school board members are actually able to drink legally, these three each claim that their fresh perspectives, dedication, energy and ideas matter more than their relative lack of experience. And, as recent graduates from Prince George’s County and students themselves, they are sensitive to and invested in the needs of the community. Voters thus far have been quite supportive, proving that youth have power and can enact change, sometimes in unconventional ways. I don’t know about you, but this election season I will be casting my vote, and more importantly, I’ll be looking for more local outlets to be an active citizen. Jenn Ruckel Editor in Chief
Letter: “Hooking Up” article doesn’t tell the whole story Vulnerable. It is a nasty word, filled with insecurities and uncertainty. We are vulnerable the first time we try exotic food. When we walk into our first day of work. The first time we kiss Mr. or Miss Perfect. Being vulnerable, although uncomfortable initially, has the potential to open personal doors, allowing the next visit to feel natural, welcomed. Exposed. “Please choose one word that describes your perception of the hook up culture. It will be written on the board.” Unhinging these feelings personally is difficult enough, let alone to a group of one hundred people. Each panelist’s word choice was more than the word— it was a story. Stories supported by events, emotions and life. “Prude” is not a whole perception; it doesn’t even make sense as a description for the hookup scene. “Authentic” is a loaded word, one defined day by day, catered to that
moment’s values and occurrences. All of the words were plastered, vulnerably, on the blackboard, waiting for the supporting story to make sense of them. Private. Everyone is entitled to tell their own story, explain the details, justify themselves. “As we begin this panel discussion, I ask that you please respect the stories of those speaking tonight. Their stories are their own and are not easy to share. Please keep these stories in this room, but spread their message back into your daily discussions.” Whatever vulnerability and exposure was originally felt is ameliorated with few simple words. Comfort in the privacy and intimacy of the room makes the tremble in my hand calm and confidence in my words present where it was nonexistent. Inappropriate. Panel discussions can be a cathartic experience on both ends. The panelists are able to share pieces of their soul, while
releasing anxieties that may have eaten at them. Listeners have the opportunity to listen, relate and be inquisitive in their questions. In the end, everyone goes home with a cookie to chew on. Although The Greyhound’s intentions may be positive, know that reading the article written about What’s Up With Hooking Up left no cookie. It only left the panelists feeling vulnerable and exposed, with anything but privacy. We encourage Loyola students to step out of their comfort zone and attend or speak at these panels. Writing about fragments of a story won’t do it justice. If you want the story, ask us permission for the full one.
TJ Kelly, Samantha Garvey, Christina Fahey Senior Panelists
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Opting out of voting in the 2012 election I remember a few years back, during the 2008 presidential election, I was looking forward to someday walking into a voting booth and selecting the candidate I thought would make the best president. For some reason, there was a thrill behind it. It was kind of like the first time I thought about
JIMHOGAN growing a beard—it was some sort of step into adulthood. At the time, I was only 17, one year shy of being eligible to vote. Now, at 21, I have the opportunity to vote. So, Obama or Romney? My mind is made up—I’m not voting. And I refuse to affiliate with any political party. I was well aware that I had to register in order to vote. For months now, I was being reminded to do so. My parents mentioned it a few times, here at Loyola I received one too many e-mails about Rock the Vote and my aunt tried her best at convincing me to vote. She even jokingly tried to bribe me with money—at least, I think she was joking. This isn’t a let’s-rebel-against-everything call to American society. I am simply exercising my right. I don’t have to vote. Here’s how I see it: Not to cop-out of voting, but do I really know enough to vote? Not a chance. I tuned in to the first and third debate,
and I have to be honest—it’s confusing. First off, Obama and Romney went back and forth, essentially saying that the other one lies. It was like watching two third graders duke it out in the cafeteria, arguing over what’s better—hot or cold lunch. Then, to complicate matters even more so, I listened to Obama and Romney throw out numbers and figures, which I am not sure I can even look up to see whether or not they are actually telling the truth. Here at school, we are required to cite all our sources. But the men running for president throw these figures out there, and I just want to know if anyone can even prove what they’re saying is factual. So much was said in those debates that I thought, “No way in hell is everything said accurate!” Maybe they are both in a way correct—they both lie. The next thing I need to comment on are these political advertisement commercials. The one thing both candidates have in common, next to the possibility that they have both lied, is that their commercials do the same exact thing. They attack—it’s constant negativity about the other. I’d have more respect for a candidate if he opted to not attack the other. It becomes a boxing match that goes 15 rounds, and the only reason someone is crowned winner is because the crowd yells louder for one of the brutes because someone has to win. I don’t want to vote for either man. For one, I’m not sold on either candidate. I asked
myself a very basic question—if I don’t like choice A or B, then why choose one? Think about it. I don’t see the rationale in voting if I don’t want either candidate to be president. That is how I see it. “But people died for you to be able to vote.” I have heard this one way or another a few times. And I respectfully disagree with this notion. With all due respect to the men and women who have served and continue to serve this country, I extend my gratitude and appreciation to them because I am able to live the way I do. Their past and current efforts have allowed me to live with certain liberties that I am thankful for. However, people are not dying in order for me to be able to vote. People who have served this nation fought and, because of it, I have been given the ability to vote. I have the right to vote, meaning if I chose not to, that is my choice. And I know I’ve heard that my vote does matter. And then I’ve heard the other side that says my one vote won’t change the results of the election either way. I don’t know. Maybe it was the first chapter of Howard Zinn’s, A People’s History of the United States. Maybe it was George Carlin. Maybe it’s the unhealthy frustration I have for certain things in this country. Whatever the case may be, I choose not to vote this November. I’ll follow the election out of interest and curiosity, but that is all.
Swing states and youth votes to decide election outcome With only seven days left until Election Day, both presidential candidates, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, are trailing through key swing states for crucial votes to win the presidency. As they do so, most voters see these states—Ohio, Florida, Virginia and more—as the only deciding factor in the election. And college students, like ourselves, wonder how the state has become more important than the individuals, the classes, the genders, the races and the education levels.
It’s evident that the other states and their votes matter too, just not to the same degree of attention as the battle winds down. Yet, even with this reality, the youth vote, as with many other votes, does matter in this election, be it in or out of a swing state. For years, candidates, politicians and even educators have been in a bind trying to get out the youth vote. According to the Center for Information & Research for Civic Learning & Engagement, “An estimated 23 million young Americans under the age of 30 voted in the 2008 presidential election, an increase of 3.4 million compared with 2004.” But with nearly 50 million young people between the ages of 18-30, the voter turnout was only half of what it could have been. The 21st Century America Project’s National Poll Summary estimated that in 2012, millennials would make up 24 percent of the voting population, nearly a fourth
For our generation, these states’ statuses as key battlegrounds were made long before we were born. Since 1888 with Grover Cleveland vs. Benjamin Harrison, Ohio has been a pivotal purple state, up for grabs by the Democrats or Republicans. In 2000, Florida gained its crown as a swing state by determining the all-too controversial election between Vice President Al Gore and then Governor George W. Bush. And before that, in 1948, the sunshine state showed its firm and necessary hand in elections, and now holds 29 key electoral votes. Virginia and a few select states fall along the same line and hold a similar degree of power over candidates and their efforts. All this being said, the question remains: Does your vote really count? Does the youth vote matter in the 2012 battle for the White House? The answer is still yes. While many have come to believe that only the votes of swing state citizens matter, the facts prove otherwise. If each candidate wins swing states, being that of Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Wisconsin and New Hampshire, they only earn 95 Electoral College votes. Our future president will need 270 to gain America’s most prized position and so, 95 votes won’t cut it.
may seem; in fact, they will affect our “lazy” generation more so than they will affect any other. Policies on loan debt forgiveness, debt interest rates, job market and unemployment growth, social security and thousands more will and do determine the quality of our future and those to come. Whether we like it or not, those men and women we choose or do not choose to elect will have some effect, be it large or small, on your life. The candidates know this, but the question is, do we? There are reasons President Obama elects to have interviews with Jon Stewart of The Daily Show and Sway of MTV. There are motives behind why Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, fresh eyed and relatable to young voters, turns up at college campuses and does P-90X just like us. There are reasons why these candidates do reach out to us, and it is indeed because the youth vote matters. With the understanding that by 2020 the youth vote may make up 36 percent of the voting electorate, candidates, present and future, will have to make a plea to our generation. Whether or not we respond to their political gestures and motives will decide whether our vote even matters. While we are deemed a “give it to me now without the work” generation, we are so much more than that. We do hold the power to make concrete choices and affect this country’s direction. But, in order to do so, proactive attitudes are necessary and important in casting your vote. So, take out those absentee ballots you’ve had lying around and mail them. And if that’s not your cup of tea, then make your journey back to the polling centers. If anything, you will feel that instant gratification when you proudly adorn your “I Voted Today” sticker like a good, civically engaged, politically active citizen.
While many have come to believe that only the votes of swing state citizens matter, the facts prove otherwise.
of the voting population. It’s more than evident that a great power lies in our hands too, as it does with swing states. But with only half of us voting, we diminish not only our constitutional rights, but also our ability to affect the optimistic change that our generation has often been charged with. Instead, we squander our rights in the face of what many call a lack of education, apathy and little to no civic engagement. Yet, we sit in general education classes of political science, absorb material and history and then remain mum on a national discourse that will set our futures and that of 314,664,474, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These elections are not as far removed as they
OCTOBER 30, 2012
Halloween traditions evolve from middle school to college
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, right behind Christmas and, recently, St. Patrick’s Day (St. Patrick’s Day 2012 was the most fun day of my life, thus far). I love finding the grocery store decorated with plastic jack o’ lanterns and cheap candy
CAROLANNECHANIK deals around mid-July. I immediately become sentimental and yearn to watch the holiday staples like Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown (only the first and second ones of course— call me a purist). I miss those Halloweens of the past. Going out on the town dressed like a sexy cat/bunny/ fire hydrant is great, but it never quite fulfills my holiday needs. I pine for the Halloweens where I dressed up like a baby (wearing pajamas and pig tails), ate approximately 13 pounds of Butterfingers and Reese’s and punched my little brother in the arm until he gave me his Butterfingers and Reese’s. To answer your question, no, I did not have a lot of boy admirers in middle school and early high school. Regardless, there was something so fun about carving pumpkins with my mom and picking out which pillowcase I would carry around while I went trick-or-treating that I wish I could get back. I remember the first Halloween where my group of friends and I decided to skip the candy and go to a “real” party. I put “real” in quotations because there was like a total of four beers at the party and at least six crying girls dressed like angels. Only one of my friends had actually been invited to the party and, as I previously stated, I was going through a bit of rough phase at the beginning of high school and did not feel like my presence would be welcomed. I lay on the floor of my friend’s bedroom for a full 30 minutes, while the rest of the girls tried to coax me to get up and go to the party. I had three solid reasons why I did not want
to go: I considered myself straight edge at the time, meaning I was morally opposed to drinking; I was deathly afraid of showing up to a party where everyone was going to be cooler than me; and I really wanted to go trick-or-treating. However, I eventually got up and went. I dressed as a generic sports player (soccer jersey and football war paint), which had always been acceptable in the past. The first sign that my night was going to be bad was when the boy hosting the party was wearing just about the same outfit as me. I remember being surprised that all the girls were exposing so much skin, which I probably shouldn’t have been, having seen Mean Girls before. I thought “Oh my goodness, look at Megan dressed like a scandalous nurse! She shouldn’t be dressed like that, we have geometry together!” Due to my extreme social anxiety, I mostly hung out in the kitchen and talked to the kid’s mom. I think I offered to help her clean the dishes; she said no thanks. I left early and went back to trick-or-treating for the remainder of my high school Halloweens until senior year. Luckily, by the time I came to college I had grown out of my awkward phase. I got the sexy cat costume out of my system and headed down to Fells Point with the rest of Baltimore. But now that I’ve gotten a few solid “college” Halloweens under my belt, I’m beginning to miss the ways of the past. My roommates and I have attempted to add in some of those old Halloween elements into our celebrations. For instance, we ventured off campus to a pumpkin patch where we had apple cider and donuts. We also decided to anonymously leave decorated bags of candy at the doors of our close friends. Lastly, in terms of a costume, I decided to dress up as something attractive while also being something that would make middleschool Carol proud. That’s why this year I’m dressing like a sexy Whoopi Goldberg. Happy Halloween everyone!
One more week. Only one more week until election season ends, Big Bird only refers to Sesame Street, binders return to their rightful place in Staples and everyone on Facebook can finally return to just being narcissistic. I wish I could express how excited I am for this to end, but I really can’t. I really hope none of you are reading this till Wednesday. Thumbs hesitantly up to the first hurricane of the year, provided Sandy doesn’t mess with Baltimore too much. I could use an actual fall break, so maybe this is our lucky day(s). I partook in the event formerly known as Midnight Breakfast for the first time this weekend. Quality of food aside (and really, who complains about free food at college), I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. Halloweek is upon us. I won’t be going to Fells (mostly because the “nudist on strike” outfit appears to have run its course), but I will most definitely be going to CVS on Thursday morning to get the on-sale candy. It’s a tradition that has served me well for around 15 years, so why stop now?
My storm windows won’t close and someone needs to know. So, if anyone needs proof that the inevitable broken window in my apartment wasn’t me, know that I wrote this at Sunday at 10:30 PM, well before Sandy.
I’m two years late on this apparently, but thumbs down to taking the path behind Lange that appears to go out to Charles St, only to end up at the fence looking like an idiot as a group of people walk by.
Forgetting that you parked on Charles on the weekend and waking up Monday morning to that terrible knowing feeling that you’ve been towed is bad...being towed is somehow even worse. Here’s to hoping that doesn’t happen too often.
Apple continues to dominate consumer market with release of iPad mini Can anyone say they are surprised? Apple has announced their newest product this past week, the iPad Mini. As if Apple wasn’t churning out newer versions of their products fast enough, this iPad Mini has all of the same features of the previous one, but touts that it weights a mere two-thirds of a pound, measures in at only 7.9 inches diagonally and yet, still has the same resolution as the regular iPad. Additionally, it
KATIEREINHARD is being sold for the starting price of $329. This announcement of the release comes only seven and a half months after Apple’s release of their new iPad, the fourth generation of the older iPad, whose only differences from previous models were that it had an “A6X processor and doubled the CPU and graphic performance,” according to Tech Radar. Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president for world-wide marketing, claims that “others have tried to make tablets smaller than the iPad, and they have failed miserably,” claiming that iPad Mini offers two-thirds more space to surf the web than Google’s Nexus 7, a comment that was declined by a Google spokeswoman.
But according to the Los Angeles Times, this launch of the iPad Mini has thrust Apple into a whole other market for small tablets that claim to be the lightest and smallest around. Amazon’s Kindle and Kindle Fire already exist in this market, as well as Google’s Nexus 7, yet their prices are nearly half of what Apple is asking. My Kindle Fire cost only $100, and I believe it to be one of the best purchases I’ve made. If other tablets can do basically everything that this iPad Mini can do, what is the point of introducing it into this market except to encourage further product competition? Apple maintains and justifies its price, not willing to give up their price and profit margins due to the fact that they faced very high costs for the iPad mini’s components. One of Apple’s key analysts, Tim Bajarin, who is the president of Creative Strategies, disregards the negative comments regarding the high price of the iPad Mini, claiming that its benefits will outweigh its price; there are over 275,000 apps designed specifically for it, as well as the fact that it is faster and smaller than previous models. If we take a second and step back from all of this madness, the numbers are absurd: It’s about two inches smaller than the original 9.7 inch screen of the older iPad, is a little bit lighter and thinner, weighing in at 0.68 pound and measuring 0.28 inch thickness and can hold over hundreds of
thousands of apps. These numbers are just nuances and, when it comes down to it, are slight changes in size really that big of a difference? And who in their right mind needs over a quarter of a million applications on their tablet? These adjustments are fueling the fire of consumerism with no signs of stopping. According to the LA Times, “Analysts said Apple’s move into the smaller-tablet market is a sign that the company doesn’t want to cede ground to rivals amid a rapidly growing industry for portable touch screen devices.” Apple is the gym class hero, unwilling to let anyone else take the trophy for best device in their respective market. Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, said of the iPad mini, “We know we are just getting started. We’re not taking our foot off the gas.” Such a mentality is encouraging the world to literally buy into this consumerism and drive a “keeping up with the Jones’” attitude. If Apple creates a new product, other companies will try to create new products to keep up, and vice versa. Apple, however, has done something different than other companies: They have “already done the work of persuading people to buy the iPad mini—it’s done it through many years of creating products which are a pleasure to use,” says Reuter’s opinion blogger Felix Salmon. People trust Apple, so as long as they continue to produce, people are going
to continue to buy. Yes, Apple’s products are great—I’m even writing an article on a MacBook as we speak. But when is it going to stop? Frankly, I’m frightened to see where technological development will go. There’s no turning back at this point, and I think that Apple as a conglomerate has contributed greatly to the need to construct new things and in turn buy them. We are told as a community, nation and a world that we need the next best thing to make us complete. But really, when are our monetary purchases going to solve our deeper issues? It’s a vicious circle that is being encouraged and, at this point, the responsibility lies in us to escape the psychological merry-goround as technological companies duke it out for first place. Me? I’ll stick with my “outdated” Kindle Fire.
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OCTOBER 30, 2012
The other night, I was lounging in my armchair reading the paper when I spied a morsel of prose that set my aged mind a’boggling. Yes, dear reader, you know the article of which I speak; that infernal chart that contained hundreds of lies about Romney the Wise, and lush flattery of the charlatan in the White House. By golly, the article was written by a broad no less! As a reader of magnanimous taste, evidenced by your reading this highly factual journalistic
MICHAELEBMEIER account, it is my duty as Mortimer Pembrose, octogenarian extraordinaire, to educate you on the real truth of this MMXII election. So grasp my shriveled 87-year-old hand, dear reader, as I take you on a journey of learning. Anyone who has had the displeasure of watching the presidential debates knows that Romney the Great achieved a decisive victory thrice; this outcome was never in question. What did strike my wrinkled
brainsponge as surprising was the magnitude of that snake in the grass, Soviet scumbag Barack “Whoseinsane” Obama’s lies. This Trojan Horse of a man seeks to annihilate our American way of life from the inside. Does he really expect that you, dear reader, are stupid enough to believe that he is an American citizen? Let me be frank; Barack Obama is a Kenyan spy, a foreign saboteur whose goal is to trick the young people of our great nation into following a path of debauchery, “multiculturalism” and, worst of all, tolerance. Romney the Conqueror has the favor of the noble Paul Ryan, Jesus Christ and, most importantly, the AARP. Barack Obama on the other hand has the personal campaign endorsements of Joseph Stalin, the Unabomber and Satan (prince of darkness and champion of the homosexual agenda). If the election were to be determined by the company each candidate keeps, Romney the Elder is the clear choice. And yet, even by any other metric, Romney the Stoic stands head, shoulders, chest and groin above the reptilian Illuminati puppet Obama. Obama seeks to destroy good,
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healthy family values like male dominance, via his conniving Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton. Hitlery Rodham Clinton has implied on many dozens of occasions (I apologize for not having any exact quotations on hand) that she wishes to transform America into a Communist fempire, dominatrixed by women. My dear, precious, innocent, sweet, darling reader, I will not accept this heresy in my America. Not in my sacred land. It is true that jobs are constantly being created under Obama, but they’re being created too slowly, and as we all know, slowness is slothfulness. I am sure that I have no need to remind the discerning reader that sloth is one of the seven deadly sins. Pay particular attention to the fact that it is a deadly sin. Put two and two together— Obama’s economic policies will lead to the death of every man, woman and child in the United States of America. America used to be a land of freedom. The freedom to legislate one’s beliefs on others was a fundamental constitutional right, but no longer. The freedom to discriminate against those who follow the LGBTQLMNOP lifestyle was previously sacrosanct, but
no longer. We only recently secured the freedom to allow corporations to spend infinite quantities of money to install political officials, just like the founders intended; but Barack Obama’s evil scheming has brought even this holy corporate prerogative under fire. Obama has sadistically raped Lady Liberty herself, and only Mittens de la Romney can restore her dignity. As I conclude this opining, stow away my parchment and quill and haul my pruned bottom to my bedchambers, I cannot help but revel in the fact that the deluded young people Obama has managed to sway are, demographically, the least likely group to vote for the presidency. My generation of geriatrics will decide the election, as we always do. Unless, of course, 18 to 25-yearolds actually vote; but let us be realistic—that will never happen. I curl my bony form up in my bed of money and sleep easy, knowing that Romney the Demigod’s victory is all but assured, thanks to the politically apathetic young people too lazy to secure their future. Sincerely, Mortimer Pembrose
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Evergreen Players’ presentation of bobrauschenberamerica up for interpretation By Kate McGinley Arts & Society Editor “Should we have taken acid before we saw the show? Did I miss the memo?” asked my writer, who also happened to be seeing Chuck Mee’s bobrauschenberamerica last Thursday night in McManus Theatre. She and I sat next to each other, a bit confused by what we were seeing on stage; it was not similar to any play I have ever seen before in McManus, or in general. The director’s note did not help because director Jim Knipple admitted, “This may not be a play. You’ll see. Sure, it’s got actors and lights and sound and stuff, just like other plays. But beyond that, the definition starts to disintegrate quickly. Or at least our preconceptions of what a play is start to break down.” It did look like a play, because there was an impressive house built on stage with a full front porch and working windows, and people seemed to pop out from underneath the house and pop their heads through the windows easily. There were ladders, a light post and a clothes line on the stage, not to mention a lot of props ranging from clothes to a bathtub. The lighting was well-done and the music all made sense in context. The actors seemed to have memorized lines and they used their real names; their stories on the stage were not the stories of their lives. There were 37 scenes listed in the program, but sometimes it was hard to tell what scene
we were in. All of these elements of plays were involved and yet, it was not a play in the traditional sense of the word. Once I got over the initial shock of what was exactly happening on stage, I began to notice themes and appreciate the humor, music and the pop culture references. All of the cast members were wearing blue tops and most were wearing denim or black bottoms. The audience was encouraged to take photos, tweet or Instagram, as long as we labeled them #chickenswag. The cast members were constantly seen on their phones throughout the entire production. The play was broken up by two cast members showing slide projections of what I can only guess are random landscapes and perhaps someone from the show’s grandfather. A girl told stories about neighborhood kids in times past and someone named Bob. As one girl spoke, another took clothes off the line behind her. The second girl would take a picture of the first girl, and then she was the one who spoke next. Both girls wore the same apron. These scenes divided the other scenes in the play and connected with the title because of the name Bob. Favorite pop culture references included when Robby Priego donned an olive green trench coat and held up a boom box playing “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel, as Katlyn Higgins professed her love to Jack O’Driscoll. This was a variation of the classic scene from Say Anything. Another favorite moment was when I heard the song “Still” by Geto Boys, but could not place why it sounded so familiar
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until three cast members appeared with a bat to beat up a giant stuffed chicken. It was a spoof of the printer beat down scene from Office Space. I also enjoyed the random musical moments in the show, from a cast sing-along of Fun’s “We Are Young.” There was a square dance, not to mention line dancing. The show was not all light moments, however, and included someone being shot down in cold blood; but several scenes later, he was fine. Though I did not always understand the play or the ever changing relationships of the actors, I could tell that it was well done. The acting was solid, their timing was good
and they all seemed comfortable on stage. There were no long, awkward pauses and the cast dynamic came across well really. Plays like this are driven by the strength of the actors because the material is so nontraditional and out there. In his director’s note, the director speculated that everyone who saw the show is going to tell someone else about it and he wondered what we were going to say. The best I can come up with in one sentence is while at some moments I felt lost and much like the cast had decided “let’s put on whatever we feel like and hope you like it,” it was different and I think that is what made it great.
The Vanishing Rural Landscape: Saving Maryland’s open spaces through art
By Leya Burns Staff Writer Living in a large urban area like Baltimore, it can be difficult to imagine that there are rural spaces anywhere near us. There are trees and grass on our Evergreen campus, but those green spaces are clearly demarcated and surrounded by man made structures. However, Mary Beth Akre, a professor in Loyola’s studio art department, wants us to open our eyes to the wild natural areas in our own Maryland backyards. Her exhibit in the Julio Fine Arts Gallery, The Vanishing Rural Landscape, aims to not only capture the beauty of these out-of-the-way places, but to advocate for keeping them rural. Akre’s paintings show off a breathtaking mastery of her technique, rendered all the more impressive by the fact that “all but one” of the nine paintings in the exhibit were created over the summer of 2012. Akre’s work is bright, colorful and detailed,
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breathing life into delicate trees and vast fields of tall grass and farmland. By far, the most skillful aspect of Akre’s work is her use of light. Most of the paintings were made in the morning (she paints with oil on canvas en plein air, out in the landscape, and is constantly scouting new painting locations), and that sharp early light allows for bright highlights and dramatic shadows, giving her paintings a read sense of depth. Two Trees, Middletown Rd., MD is an evening painting. Rich pinks color the sky, clouds and trees. The grassy fields, clear as a bell in other paintings, are softer and tinged with gold. If Akre’s work is not precisely photorealistic (retaining as it does the idiom of painting), its emotional impact rings as true as real life. Each piece is its own world; in Farm, Yellow Church Rd., piles of thick clouds dwarf an unobtrusive farmhouse in a lush, hilly field. In Mrs. Broses’s Farm, Shrewsbury, the titular farm’s buildings almost become dots in a background as fields, trees and sky take
center stage. More than simple landscapes, Akre’s pieces are far more like portraits and nature is the subject. The paintings are very lovingly rendered, reflecting Akre’s belief that true love will show through in works of art. She says that someone once commented to her that her work is very idealistic. Akre’s response was that she does not paint an idealized world— she paints the world as she sees it, and as it may not remain for much longer. The aim of the show is to do more than shallowly show how pretty nature can be. Akre wants to immerse us in it (as evidenced in part by the long tree limbs coming out from one corner of the room) in the hopes that we will come to see the world as she does and see these spaces as worth saving. Akre has felt a deep connection to the land ever since she was a child, and in her adult life, she has watched some of her favorite open spaces disappear, victims of “runaway development” destroyed in favor of housing developments, convenience stores and artificially manicured lawns. In this show, Akre feels she is “beginning to advocate” for the spaces she loves, “for a way of life
and for open spaces that may not exist much longer.” The clearest example of this is in her multipiece installation. Real milkweed pods line one of the walls, and their silky white seeds are allowed to fall where they may. Above them are four photographs of the kinds of development Akre is advocating against— perfectly identical housing developments, a gas station, a billboard. The photographs are distorted on the canvas (the gas station, stretched with a fish eye lens, seems to loom out over the viewer). Wax encaustic (pigmented wax) is thrown with abandon or scratched along the edges of the photographs. Akre’s aim is not only to show that human development is encroaching on the natural landscape, but also that such development is irreversible. Three areas that Akre has painted for this exhibit are, in fact, in direct danger of being developed. Akre believes if she can get any of her viewers involved in the zoning processes regarding these open spaces, then she will have done her job. The Vanishing Rural Landscape runs from October 22 to November 20, 2012, in the Julio Fine Arts Gallery.
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PAGE 12 Arts & Society A night at Niwana: Welcoming atmosphere and satisfying food october 30, 2012
By Eric Campos Staff Writer
It’s a very brisk Monday as I walk across the Hopkins’ Barnes & Noble to this Asian restaurant; it randomly caught my eye last Thursday afternoon, as I was pounding out two papers. It’s one of those Mondays and I’m hungry, looking to brave the unknown. As I approach, the sign near the entrance reads: Niwana, Japanese and Korean Cuisine. When I enter, it’s not yet crowded and I can just collect myself after a good day of work. I immediately like the layout of Niwana. As you enter the restaurant, the bar greeting you with welcoming arms. The wood is polished, catching the light almost to the point of giving off a soft glow to light the entrance. It’s decorated, but not lavish—lavish would not do here. No, Niwana calls for a more down to earth feel. It’s elegant, but it doesn’t try to be; that’s what I like about it. Its colors are simple—whites and deep browns—and yet they seem to blend with the lighting making the place feel almost as if there is a hearth illuminating the restaurant. There are also several Greco-Roman statues that guests may admire while they eat. In this sense, Niwana combines aspects of different cultures, as well as the obvious Asian motif. No one was at the bar yet, so I took my seat and ordered a simple meal of beef and noodles. It didn’t
end up taking that long to deliver, but the wait gave me time to just sit back and observe. As I drank the rum-and-Coke I had ordered in addition to the meal, I tried to gauge the kind of crowd Niwana attracts. It was about six in the afternoon when I entered; it didn’t take too long for a small crowd to begin arriving shortly after my own arrival. It was immediately clear that, being in the center of the Hopkins campus, Niwana is a college-student hub. I ended up striking a conversation with the bar-keep, who related to me that many Hopkins students made up the regulars list. However, I also saw families and random wanderers like me. It’s definitely a place anyone can enjoy and fit in. The proving ground, however, was the food, and I am pleased to say that it delivered. I ordered a bowl of noodles served with beef. It was served with broccoli, onions, pepper and bits of grilled steak that made a very good combination. The noodles themselves were flavored with a soft sauce and enhanced by the meat and vegetables that accompanied them. The texture of the noodles was also good—not stringy as some pasta dishes can turn out. Although the meal was a little moist on the plate, I can say it was a satisfying meal. After dinner, I ended the night with a serving of green tea, which comes with free refills. I found it was a very good and inexpensive way to curtail the evening.
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All in all, Niwana is a very laid back restaurant, sporting good food and atmosphere. The prices vary from relatively inexpensive to more pricey meal orders, which also include sushi dishes up to the $20 range and a little higher. My meal, for example, was only $10. I’d say that it would be a good place for any occasion and company, whether just for a good meal with friends or even a romantic outing. Niwana’s appeal is its warm environment, so it caters to whatever you decide to make of it. And of course it has good food. The only question is if one is willing to step outside and hike
to its location down North Charles onto St. Paul Street. I’ll tell you, it’s worth the trip, not to mention an enjoyable walk to get there. Another option for alternative transportation is the #406 college town shuttle blue route. Niwana’s location is also in line with Hopkins’ Barnes & Noble, as well as other restaurants and shops that can contribute to a night out as well.
The Mindy Project: Trading in The Office for the E.R.
Red album portrays more grown-up Swift
By Lindsay Marchese Contributing Writer
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I don’t know about everyone else, but when Kelly Kapoor left Dunder Mifflin to show up as a doctor, I was quite skeptical. However, after just a few episodes of this year’s new comedy, The Mindy Project, I have been comforted with the knowledge that Kelly lives on. This show, which aired on FOX on September 25 at 9:30 p.m., is the story of a physician navigating her way through the Big Apple, trying to balance her professional and personal life. Its star, Mindy Kaling, created the show, and after watching the first few episodes, it’s safe to say that Mindy stays true to herself with the jazzy one-liners and comedic timing. As the camera follows Doctor Mindy throughout her life, we encounter the quirky co-workers she’s forced to spend time with. To start off, there are the partners in her office. She is surrounded by Dr. Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks) and Dr. Danny Castellano (Chris Messena). Reed is the typical foreign playboy, using his good looks and out-ofthe-country accent to attract all of the ladies on the show (even Mindy at one point). He is the typical player on the show, trying to lure in every woman he encounters as they constantly try to resist. However, the true love story is bound to come from the oppositesattract chemistry between Mindy and Dr. Castellano. Her quirky, romantic outlook on life is not dampened by his cynical views on almost everything they do. Whether it’s something as trivial as what to wear on a first date to which nurse has the best hiring potential, these two can never agree on a thing. This obviously means they are perfect for each other and destined to be together by the end of the show. Even though the plot has some clichés,
the flowing one-liners that come out of the show make it worth the watch. Mindy Kaling, who is also a comedian, has written and coproduced not only several of the episodes in this new series, but even some in the hit series The Office. Due to the similarities between both of the characters she has played, it is clear she bases her characters off of her real life qualities. Her character appears to have the values and priorities of teenage girls, which of course only adds to the humor of the show. It is comforting to see a successful 20-something year old woman fret over the same things girls in high school (or college) are worrying over. Between the hopeful search for a new love and constant throwback comments toward the classic ‘90s romantic comedies, Mindy’s character is the best friend we have always needed. In fact, with the camera angles, somewhat cheesy background music and typical supporting characters, the show itself resembles a romantic comedy. On October 8, FOX signed this show on for a full season. Clearly, it’s positioning after the network’s other hit, New Girl with Zooey Deschanel, brought in the number of viewers they were hoping for. The quirky, too cute Deschannel is balanced out by the hilarious mess Mindy portrays on her show. She completely owns the chaotic life she lives, making viewers laugh along with her the entire way. The Tuesday night comedic line up seems to be working for FOX. The more people begin to stay tuned in for these back-to-back laughs, the more The Mindy Project will rise in the ratings. So do yourself a favor and check this show out if you don’t believe me. See if you can make it through the entire 30 minutes without cracking one smile or letting one laugh escape. While this show may not be a life changing, earth-shaking or have a big message, it is bound to take your mind off of the stress of midterms.
Unless you have been living under a rock this past week and have not been checking Facebook, Twitter, news websites and YouTube, or have managed to avoid hearing anyone mention it, then you are aware that Taylor Swift released her fourth album Red at midnight on Monday, October 22. It sold over 500,000 copies in its first day. I have found that there are few people apathetic about Taylor Swift with no knowledge of her or her music. You either love her and know all her songs or you hate her. No matter what your opinion is, there is no denying that the girl knows how to write a hit song; did you know she just set a Billboard record for the most rapid accumulation of 50 Hot 100 hits in history? Similarly to her previous albums (Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now), Red features love songs dealing with dating, boys, fights, breakups and fresh starts. While many people will spend time trying to guess which songs are about which one of her many relationships, I choose to skip over that element of her work. Personally, I could care less about which boy inspired each one of her songs, because my friends have always related her songs to their lives and those are the associations that I make. I like to think that she would appreciate this association because of a recent quote she made to MTV News. “I think the one thing that I want my fans to get from this album is that I want them to blast it in their cars and dance in their bedrooms alone to it, and if they need to, have that really
pathetic cry in the bathtub, that they would choose one of my songs to do it,” says Swift. “Like, these are real moments in life when we need music, and I just hope that they choose my songs to be the soundtrack.” The songs are more grown up than
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they have been in the past. It seems like a more confident and mature Taylor Swift. On such tracks like “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “All Too Well,” she accepts some responsibility for the failure of the relationships because she knew this boy was trouble but dated him anyway. It also explores more styles of music than her previous efforts. Though classified as a country and folk album by iTunes, it leans more towards pop than anything else; but this album cannot be placed in a box. There are songs that will join “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” as pop music station staples including “22,” a song showing how much she has grown since she was “Fifteen.” “Red” and “Begin Again” will gravitate towards country radio. But she also has “State of Grace,” a song with Brit rock roots. With rock, country, pop and even dub step, Swift is expanding her musical styles and proving continued on page 13
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Top 10 group Halloween costume ideas for college students By Bridget Bunton Contributing Writer
year, won the top slot in the box office for weeks and has already been nominated for several awards, earning fans in the pop-culture spectrum. Superhero fanatics can live out the dream of being a genius and ladies’ man like Tony Stark, otherwise known as Iron Man, or perhaps show some patriotism by suiting up as Captain America. There’s quite a spectrum of characters to choose from, and these super-suits will kick some serious booty in the costume battlefield. Strike your character’s signature in public and perhaps you’ll have some lucky citizens vying for your attention.
world. There are so many duos to choose from including Batman and Catwoman, Spiderman and Gwen Stacy and Tony Stark and Pepper Potts.
The highly celebrated and beloved holiday of Halloween is already upon us. As college students, we tend to spend our time with a group of people, which translates on Halloween when we love to go out (trick-ortreating, of course) in a group with all of our friends. Here’s my pick for the top 10 group costumes for this year.
America’s Next Top Model: Ladies, “Wanna be on top?” Well you can be on top of the costume ranks if you dress to the nines in top model fashion. This group costume idea is easy and provides so many possibilities. Pick one of your favorite photo shoot themes or embody your favorite model-hopeful from any of the 19 cycles. Load up that gorgeous face with fun fashion shoot worthy makeup and “smize” at all the people you encounter on Halloween. If you strike the perfect pose and walk the streets like you’re on a catwalk, perhaps Nigel Barker himself will want to snap your picture.
Celebrities: A group can get together and come up with any sort of combination of celebs from the hills of Hollywood. Pick your favorite star who you look to as a role model or perhaps dress as someone you find to be a funny Tinseltown personality. Complete the look by embodying their unique qualities and perhaps sporting one or two of their famous lines in the media. Magic Mike: My men out there—I’ve got a magical and funny costume idea for you. And no, it’s not a magician. Ladies will no doubt be falling all over you when you dress up as the oh so popular characters from this film. Yes, I said it. This costume is thrifty and daring to boot: Just simply sport a bow tie, bare chest and boxers to become one of the characters from the film. You can be the lovable Channing Tatum as Magic Mike, the Matthew McConaughey as southern charmer Dallas or perhaps Alex Pettyfer as the young and impressionable Adam. Whoever you choose to be, make sure you rock their signature moves from the film.
Pretty Little Liars: With so many characters joining the show and ones that have been there from the beginning, there’s no shortage of options. If you have a group of four best friends, what else could be better than dressing up as the four liars themselves: Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily. Perhaps even do a double costume by dressing up as one of the liars dressed up as another character from the chilling new Halloween special. Keep in character by looking scared out of your wits and constantly looking over your shoulder while looking just like the pretty little liars you are, for the night.
One Direction: Boys (well, men if you’re willing to bravely take on this next top costume), I have two words for you: One Direction. That’s right. This British boy band pop sensation has won the hearts of girls across the globe. This hilarious costume idea allows five (awesome) men to portray the lads: Liam, Louis, Zayn, Harry and Niall. Basically all you need are some sweet suits in bold colors, your hair done up in modern British fashion and a microphone to your ear. Study up on some of the band’s most famous tunes and serenade some lucky ladies while you’re out on the town. Your costumes and beautiful voices will have gals swooning—trust me.
Dynamic Duos: Couples that like to celebrate Halloween in groups can go out as classic pairs in the comic book
The Fab Five: You can pay homage to the Olympics this year with these talented teenage gymnasts, who have won the hearts of many around the world. Each girl is unique and known by her signature style; Jordyn Wieber is fierce and focused, and McKayla Maroney flashes the world her “not impressed” look with a sassy attitude.
The Avengers: This superhero-packed film, released in theaters earlier this
Pair your outfit with a pinned-up do complete with sparkly clips and fun makeup to boot. When you’re out on the town, flash your confident gymnast smile like you actually did just win an Olympic gold medal.
U.S. Swim Team: This is a great male version for an Olympics costume. This is incredibly easy to pull off: Grab a pair of swim trunks (or if you’re really daring, even a Speedo), paint on some washboard abs if you don’t naturally have them, sport a pair of headphones and add that swimmer swag that has all the girls swimming laps around these lucky lads. Embody the goofy bro Ryan Lochte by using some of his signature sayings, the recordbreaking, Baltimore native Michael Phelps (who doesn’t love him?) or one of the many other talented swimmers. This costume will ensure your Halloween goes swimmingly, pun intended.
Disney Princesses: Since little tots, girls have revisited the wide array of princesses over the years as costume classics. From Snow White to Cinderella, everyone has a favorite they like to continuously portray. The Disney princess can be worn either sweet or sassy, depending on your preference. The whole bunch of characters from the wonderful world of Disney make a great group costume idea, as every girl gets to embody their favorite princess. So get together girls— put on a crown, tilt those chins in the air and rule the streets on Halloween in regal style.
College cooking with Iggy: Sweet and spicy caramel popcorn Swift’s Red Cont’d By Emily Shaw Staff Writer
out at room temperature for a while so they’re less likely to harden when added.
Besides the butter-slathered movie theater kind, popcorn is a fairly healthy snack and a good source of fiber. Even with the added sweet stuff, this recipe will yield a dessert that’s much better for you nutritionally than, say, brownies or cookies, all while satisfying your sweet tooth. In just a few simple steps, you can transform plain popcorn into a delicious treat that’s easy to share with friends.
Pour the sugar into the heavy-bottomed pot and place on medium or high heat. If you don’t have a heavy bottomed pot, it’s recommended that you add about 1/2 cup of water to the sugar so it doesn’t burn. Keep in mind that this method will take longer, because the water needs to evaporate before the sugar can caramelize.
1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. 2. Pop 3 bags of popcorn. Remove
all unpopped kernels and then pour into a large pot (not the one you’ll be using to make the caramel).
with the cooking-spray coated wooden spoon (plastic ones will melt). Do not stop stirring.
When all of the sugar crystals have melted, quickly add the butter, continuing to stir until it has melted into the sugar.
8. Turn off the stove and slowly add the
cream. Keep stirring the mixture as you do so. At this point, the mixture may begin to foam; this is normal—just keep stirring until it has settled.
4. Gather the ingredients for the caramel
sauce: sugar, cream and butter. Place the cream and butter next to the pot you’ll be making the caramel in, as the caramelization process moves quickly and you’ll need to have them ready and nearby. Note: You will be adding these two products to very hot, molten sugar, so you may want to leave them
Place the cookie sheets in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. This should harden the popcorn mixture a bit so it doesn’t get soggy from the caramel.
6. As the sugar begins to melt, stir constantly 12.
3. Pour the slivered almonds and raisins into
the pot with the popcorn. Stir so the mixture is even throughout. Note: There isn’t a specific measurement you need to follow.
rests in one layer. Sprinkle generously with chili powder and then cayenne pepper to taste. Note: The cayenne is much spicier than the chili powder, which has a deeper and less sharp flavor, so keep this in mind when sprinkling onto the popcorn mixture.
Before it has begun to cool too much, pour the caramel into the pot containing the popcorn mixture, tossing and mixing with the wooden spoon so the caramel is evenly distributed over the popcorn.
Pour the caramel-coated popcorn mixture onto the cooking sprayed baking sheets. Spread the mixture out evenly so it
Remove, let cool and enjoy! If you like this recipe, feel free to supplement it with different add-ins, like peanuts or dried cranberries, for a totally new taste. What You Need: Equipment: Large, heavy-bottomed pot Large pot Cooking-sprayed wooden spoon 2 large baking sheets Ingredients: 3 bags plain cooked popcorn 1 cup sugar 6 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream Chili powder Cayenne pepper Sliced almonds Raisins
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that she can do whatever she wants musically, because the reliability of her lyrics will stay the same. She even collaborates strongly with Ed Sheeran on “Everything Has Changed”; but her collaboration with Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol seems more like it could be on his album with her as a guest in “The Last Time.” My favorite on the album is “Stay, Stay, Stay,” because it is one of her more optimistic songs and describes the kind of relationship that I feel you should want to have. Their relationship has problems and seems like it might end, but she and this boy choose to work through it. I like to think of her and of anyone in a relationship that can handle fighting but does not crumble at the slightest sign of drama or angst. Taylor Swift has come a long way since her “Picture to Burn” days, where she yelled at the “redneck heartbreaker who is really bad at lying” for breaking her heart. Her songs are not vengeful. They still deal with boys, fighting and the ups and downs of dating, but they are more mature, showing all that she has learned in these past few years. Whether or not you are a fan of hers, I suggest looking up her songs, because this is a solid album. Almost everyone will be able to find a song that they can blast in their cars while singing at top volume—maybe that’s just me.
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Know your Greyhounds: Impact players
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Robert Olson, Senior, Guard, 6’4” Named to the All-MAAC third team after averaging 11.1 ppg and finishing third in the MAAC in 3-point percentage with .431. Olson made 66 three pointers last year, the sixth most ever in a single season by a Loyola player. Earned All-MAAC tournament honors.
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Dylon Comier, Junior, Guard, 6’2” Comier earned second team All-MAAC honors last season after leading the Greyhounds in steals with 51 and coming in second in points per game with 13.4. Dylon struggled with a nagging ankle injury last season, which kept him out of Loyola’s victory at Canisius. Cormier tallied 14 points in Loyola’s loss to Ohio State in the NCAA tournament.
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Erik Etherly, Senior, Forward, 6’7” Etherly was named to the All-MAAC first team after leading the Greyhounds in both points per game (13.7) and rebounds per game (7.5). Had 50 blocked shots on the season, tying the record for third most in a season by a Loyola player. Named MAAC Championship MVP, scored 19 points and blocked two shots in Loyola’s loss to Ohio State in NCAA Tournament.
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Jordan Latham, Junior, Forward, 6’8” Transferred from Xavier University prior to last season. Saw action in 26 games for the Hounds starting two, he recorded 19 blocks and 6 steals. Had five points, two blocks and five rebounds in the MAAC Championship game against Fairfield.
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Kara Marshall, Sophomore, Guard, 5’8” Named to All-Rookie team for 2011-2012. Holds second spot for most points as a freshman. Rookie of the Year candidate for 20112012. Started 28 games and played in all 30 in 2011-2012. Secondhighest scoring freshman in MAAC, 81.3 percent from the free throw line.
Alyssa Sutherland, Senior, Forward, 6’1” Holds second spot for most assists ever by a Greyhound. Deemed “yhe Energizer bunny” by Coach Logan. Received Diane Geppi-Aikens Award in October 2012 for leadership and service.
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Katie Sheahin Senior, Guard, 5’10” Two-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Year. Named to All-MAAC team for 2011-2012. Has 1,000 plus points in three seasons. Only Greyhound to start all 30 games in 2011-2012. Led Loyola with average of 15.1 points per game. Holds record for most career steals. THE GREYHOUND
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Greyhounds looking to repeat in crowded MAAC field By Pat Terwedo Sports Editor
Coming off of what was arguably the best season in program history, the Greyhounds will face an unfamiliar challenge. Throughout their history, the Greyhounds have always been the hunters, with the rest of the conference looking down on the lowly Loyola squad. This year, however, the target is on their backs. Not only are the Hounds the defending MAAC champions, but they are on their way out the door to the Patriot League. And the schools that they are leaving behind are not happy about it. The most difficult part of winning a title is winning it again. Those are words that the Hounds should have tattooed on their foreheads, especially when you play in a constantly changing mid major conference like the MAAC. “We know it’s going to be hard to repeat but we’re all about winning the MAAC again,” said senior guard Robert Olson. “Our goals is to win the regular season this year.” With programs being injected with transfer talent every year, the landscape is never the same. The Greyhounds face an uphill battle from the start, with a very challenging non-conference schedule that features four teams that participated in the last two NCAA tournaments. Another challenge Coach Patsos and the Hounds must overcome is that they will be without sophomore guard RJ Williams for the first half of the season and graduate student Anthony Winbush for the first three games, one if which is a marquee matchup with the University of Washington in Seattle. Both Williams and Winbush played vital roles in Loyola’s record-breaking season last year.
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The Hounds return the core of last seasons championship winning team and hope to improve upon last seasons record breaking year. The outlook for this season is still very positive; Loyola returns most of its core talent from last season, most notably senior forward Erik Etherly, senior guard Robert Olson and junior guard Dylon Cormier. The three were named to the All-MAAC team last year, with Etherly being named MAAC tournament MVP. The trio will be charged with making up for the gaping hole left behind with the departure of Shane Walker after graduation. Walker was an emotional leader, as well as a force under the basket. Coach Patsos expects junior Jordan Latham and freshman Will Rassman to combine to replace Walker on the court. Latham has worked tirelessly during the offseason, dropping nearly 15 pounds and improving his fitness. “Jordan was a high level player at Xavier and Will Rasman coming from Gonzaga High School is ready to play,” said Patsos.
Replacing Justin Drummond may not be as easy, red shirt freshman Tyler Hubbard and true freshman Jarred Jones have the potential to be effective off the bench, but only time will tell. With seven freshmen and a transfer student from Loyola Chicago on the roster, leadership will be key to forming effective team chemistry. “We’re making sure the young guys who we have, which are really good, are ready to play this year,” said Etherly. “We’re one unit right now.” The MAAC field has changed dramatically from last season; the level of competition has risen. Both Niagara and Canisius have added transfers to beef up their already tough rosters. Iona will remain very competitive with Lamont “Momo” Jones, and Manhattan returns their entire starting lineup from last seasons 21-13 campaign. Niagara has a
young team that has been a major challenge for Loyola as of late; the Hounds have not beaten the Purple Eagles in Baltimore since an overtime victory in 2007. The Hounds need to hit the ground running with a successful non-conference run; if Loyola can build momentum before entering the conference, they will be in the drivers seat. Loyola opens the season against upstart Binghampton; the Bearcats have a brand new coach from Rider University and are not to be taken lightly. However, the real test will be two days later, when the Hounds travel to Seattle to take on the Huskies. Washington is a perennial contender in the Pac-12 and has produced a number of NBA stars. The Hounds will face a tough Norfolk State team in the annual tip-off tournament in Connecticut; Norfolk knocked off the number two seeded Missouri Tigers in the NCAA tournament last season. Missouri entered the game 30-4 and were expected by many to contend for the title. Loyola will close out their nonconference slate with Bucknell and Memphis, both of which have participated in recent NCAA tournaments, with Memphis appearing in the national championship game in 2008. Loyola’s season ended abruptly with an early exit from the NCAA tournament at the hands of Ohio State. This year, the goal is not only to make it back to the dance, but also to make this season as long as possible. Erik Etherly said he has a picture of himself leaving the court after the loss to the Buckeyes which he looks at everyday. “I don’t want to have that feeling ever again, losing that first game of the NCAA tournament,” said Etherly. “I look at that picture as motivation to make sure that one, we get back there as a team and two, that we win a game at least.”
Consistency will be key for women’s basketball this season Amanda Ghysel Assistant Sports Editor
“At times everything worked well, and at times nothing worked well,” said women’s basketball head coach Joe Logan of the Hounds’ 13-17 record in the 2011-2012 season. “We were very inconsistent last season.” But Logan hopes his sparkling senior class and a feisty sophomore point guard will produce a higher level of consistency and, ultimately, a longer playoff berth as the 2012-2013 season gets underway. The Hounds fell to Niagara in the quarterfinal of MAAC playoffs in March, and although they left the tournament without hoisting a trophy, the Hounds did not close the season without earning some impressive accolades. Two Greyhounds were named to the AllMAAC team, marking the first time in Loyola women’s basketball history that multiple players had been chosen for the squad. Katie Sheahin, now a senior, was awarded MAAC defensive player for the second year in a row. Sheahin is only the second player in conference history to accomplish that feat. Kara Marshall, now a sophomore, was named to the all-rookie team and recorded 329 points on the season, the second-most ever scored by a freshman at Loyola.
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Freshmen Tiffany Padgett joins a very talented Loyola squad looking to end Marist’s run atop the MAAC. The Greyhounds open their season at Hartford and return home to face number five Maryland. Sheahin, who has earned a place on the “1,000 point scorers” banner in Reitz Arena, and Marshall, who was a Rookie of the Year candidate last season, are expected to come up big for the Greyhounds again this season. The Hounds will also be led by senior captain
Alyssa Sutherland, who Logan describes as “the Energizer bunny,” and graduate student Candice Walker. In addition, the Hounds have added six freshmen to the roster this year, with all but one native to Maryland. “They’re great
kids,” says Logan of the incoming class of 2016, “they play hard, they have fun, and I look forward to coaching them for the next four years.” He emphasizes the importance of noncontinued on page 19
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2012-13 basketball preview
Women hope to excel in final MAAC season continued from page 18 conference games as a chance to get the freshmen into the game and build their confidence. The Hounds’ non-conference schedule, which this year includes big name teams like University of Maryland, Syracuse and University of Pittsburgh, as well as future Patriot League opponents Lehigh, American, Army and Navy, “is always tough,” says Logan. “It’s a time for us to learn about ourselves, to challenge ourselves.” But, he says, “We’re all about the conference.” And for anyone who has followed MAAC women’s basketball for the past decade, it would be no shock to hear that, once again, Marist is poised to come out on top. The Red Foxes of Poughkeepsie have taken the MAAC crown for the seven straight seasons.
The remaining nine teams in the conference can expect a tight race to the top. But the Loyola women have a playoff loss to avenge when they take on Niagara. “We definitely have that game circled on our calendar,” says Logan. This will be the Greyhounds’ final season competing in the MAAC, with Loyola’s entire athletic program moving to the Patriot League in the 2013-2014 academic year. “We’re leaving a great conference, with great coaches, great programs,” says Logan, who also gives heaps of credit to the MAAC commissioner, who has been a major proponent of women’s basketball, helping to grow the schedules and TV deals of all MAAC women’s basketball teams. In regards to the Patriot League, Logan believes it is going to be a hefty challenge in
terms of women’s basketball. “We’re excited for the challenge. As much as we’re going to miss the MAAC and those challenges, we’re excited to have a whole new set of challenges in the Patriot League.” But although they are keeping their future in mind, the Greyhounds are focused on the present and the challenges they have in front of them in the coming months. When asked what his ultimate goal is for the 2012-2013 season, Logan says, “To stay healthy. I used to say to win the MAAC championship, but I don’t know if we can win the MAAC championship if we’re not healthy.” The MAAC tournament will again be held in Springfield, Massachusetts in March, where the winner will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
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(1/13 Away, 2/14 Home): The Golden Griffins are poised to be the surprise menace in the MAAC this season. Canisius finished the 2011-2012 season with a lone win, but has made some key additions to their roster for the 2012-2013 campaign. New head coach Jim Baron’s son, Billy Baron, has joined the squad after playing 20 games for Rhode Island last season. In addition, transfers Tyrel Edwards and Dominique Raney, and freshman Jermaine Johnson are expected to aid the Griffs in pushing their win count past one this season.
(1/11 Home, 1/21 Away): The Stags also went 12-6 in-conference last season and upset Iona to advance to the MAAC Championship game, only to be defeated by the Greyhounds. Fairfield also earned a spot in the CIT, where they defeated Yale in the first round.
(1/24 Home, 2/9 Away): The Golden Griffins were the eighth place team at The “Twilight” series the close of the regular season with a 6-12 MAAC record. Canisius lost to Saint Peter’s in the quarterfinals of the MAAC tournament.
favorite music: (1/4 Away, 3/1 Home): The Stags finished the regular season just behind Lil’ Wayne Marist, boasting a 15-3 MAAC record. They lost to the Red Foxes in the Jay-Z MAAC Championship game, earning them second place in the tournament as & Drake well as in the regular season.
(1/27 Home, 3/1 Awat): The Gaels were the regular season champs in the 2011-2012 season, going 15-3 in the MAAC and 25-8 overall. Iona was one of few MAAC teams to ever earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, after Fairfield crushed their hopes of winning the MAAC championship in the semifinals of the conference tournament. The Gaels are expected to be a major in-conference threat again this season. (1/25 Away, 3/3 Home): The Jaspers finished the regular season behind Iona and Loyola, with a 12-6 MAAC record. They were upset by Siena in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament, but still earned a spot in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason tournament, where the Jaspers earned their first postseason win since 2006 with their defeat of Albany. The Jaspers, who did not lose any of their key players, are poised to be a force to be reckoned with in the MAAC in 2012-2013. (1/17 Home, 2/10 Away): Though their female counterparts tend to dominate the MAAC, the Red Foxes finished last season with a 7-11 MAAC record. One of their proudest achievements in the 2011-2012 season was their surprising upset of our own Loyola Greyhounds midseason. (12/5 Home, 2/2 Away): The Purple Eagles went 8-10 in the MAAC last season. Their only MAAC tournament win came when they defeated Canisius in the first round. However, with sophomore guards Juan’ya Green and Antoine Mason earning preseason AllMAAC team honors, the Purple Eagles are expected to pose a greater threat in-conference in the 2012-2013 season. (1/4 Home 1/13 Away): The Broncs finished the regular season in fifth place, with a MAAC record of 10-8. They fell to Fairfield in the quarterfinals of the MAAC tournament. Rider will most likely continue to maintain their middle-of-the-pack status this season (12/8 Away, 1/6 Home): The Peacocks finished the 2011-2012 season well under .500, only earning four wins on the year. Saint Peter’s is not expected to be a major imposition in the MAAC again this season. (2/8 Home, 2/16 Away): While the Saints finished the regular season under .500, they managed to pull off a major upset in the MAAC tournament, defeating Manhattan in the quarterfinals. THE GREYHOUND
(1/27 Home, 2/22Away): Unlike their male counterparts, the Gaels were in the lower half of the conference last season. They closed the season a 8-10 MAAC record and lost to Fairfield in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.
(1/18 Away, 2/15 Home): The Jaspers’ 10-8 conference record earned them a third-place regular season finish. Though they lost to Siena in the quarterfinals, they earned a spot in the Women’s Basketball Invitational postseason tournament.
(1/11 Away, 2/24 Home): The Red Foxes are notorious for dominating the MAAC, having won the league title for the past seven seasons and losing only one game in the 2011-2012 regular season. Their MAAC championship earned them an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, where they made it to the second round before falling to St. Bonaventure. Though several of their key players from last season have graduated, Marist is expected to once again come out on top of the conference.
(1/31 Home, 2/7 Away): The Purple Eagles also finished last season in the middle of the pack with a 9-9 MAAC record. However, Loyola is out for revenge this season after Niagara defeated them in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. The Purple Eagles then fell to Marist in the semifinals. This season, juniors Kayla Stroman and Lauren Gatto have been named to the preseason All-MAAC team. (1/13 Home, 2/17 Away): The Broncs brought up the tail end of the conference, only recording three wins on the 2011-2012 season. They fell to Iona in overtime in the first round of the MAAC tournament.
(1/6 Home, 3/3 Away): The Peacocks finished in the same place as their male counterparts, with an identical record. They defeated Canisius in the quarterfinals only to lose to Marist in the semis.
(1/20 Away, 2/2 Home): The Saints completed the regular season with a .500 record in conference. Their MAAC tournament campaign included an upset of Manhattan and a loss to Fairfield in the semifinals. In the 20122013 season, the Saints are welcoming their new head coach Ali Jacques, who boasts 14 years of Division I coaching experience and is determined to lead her team to the top of the conference this year. While Siena’s roster is very young this season, senior Lily Grenci was a MAAC Player of the Year candidate and is expected to once again do big things for the Saints.
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