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Volume 86, Issue 19
March 26, 2013
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The World at a Glance
MARCH 26, 2013
- Quote of the Moment -
Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the U.S.A. since John Lennon was shot and killed on December 8, 1980.” Statistic tweeted by Yoko Ono, along with a photo of Lennon’s bloodied glasses.
Stop with the paranoia, please. If they stand (and they probably will), the hunters can still hunt, the target shooters can still shoot, and homeowners can still have a weapon or two at hand for defense and protection. The rest of us will be a little safer.” Author Stephen King on finding a middle ground for gun control laws.
Pope Francis begins Holy Week Pope Francis kicked off Holy Week by holding mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. Nearly 250,000 people were in attendance, including many pilgrims from far away coming to support the new pope. Pope Francis urged Catholics to be young and humble at heart. He shared stories from his childhood and path to support for the poor. The new Jesuit pope urged people over this week to remember the hope and love surrounding the arrival of Jesus.
Chinese president calls for cooperation with Russia Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Russia this past week calling for better cooperation between the two countries. Xi presented the similar courses the two countries were trying to take and could help each other out with these tasks, including better oil and gas trade. While Xi urged for better cooperation between the two countries he also stated a need to: “oppose interference in the internal affairs of other countries,” which he quoted from Vladmir Putin in a way to keep from the necessity of improving human rights laws. While President Xi Jinping did not directly speak of the U.S., the use of this example shows the disapproval of the U.S. trying to involve itself in Chinese internal affairs.
Pakistan’s Musharraf returns Pakistan’s former military President Pervez Musharraf has returned to Pakistan after four years of a self-imposed exile. Musharraf ’s plans of creating a new political future in Pakistan were welcomed when he got off the plane to an extremely supportive Karachi. Musharraf had gone into a self-imposed exile in 2009 after threats of impeachment. Upon his arrival home, the Taliban has threatened to kill him. Musharraf will be running in the upcoming elections, despite charges against him for not providing accurate security for previous President Benazir Bhutto upon her return home in 2007.
“The Greatest Scientific Achievements of the Hubble Space Telescope” March 26 Join astrophysicist, professor, author, and lecturer, Mario Livio as he shares the most important scientific achievements of the Hubble Space Telescope. He will cover topics ranging from dark energy to extrasolar planets, and from the age of the universe to supermassive black holes. He will also present results of some of the most recent observations, starting with the last shuttle servicing mission to Hubble in 2009, and up to the present. He will also touch on open questions in astrophysics for the next decade. The grand seminar will take place on Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall. Register online to attend.
Volunteers needed for last Sunday at Beans and Bread on March 31 CCSJ is recruiting volunteers for Loyola last Sunday, March 31 (Easter Sunday). The Beans and Bread meal program serves an average of 300 lowincome men, women, and children in the Fells Point neighborhood. The meal program service will run from 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in keeping with our long-standing Beans and Bread/Loyola partnership. For those who will be in the area during Easter Break, please consider celebrating the spirit of this season in a special way at Beans and Bread. To sign up, please contact Mike McKenna at email@example.com or ext. 5352 by Tuesday, March 26.
Student Dining Committee Meeting April 2 Come to the Student Dining Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 2. The meeting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in Cohn Hall 103. Ask questions. Share suggestions. RSVP to dining@loyola. edu. Walk-ins are also welcome!
CORRECTIONS In last week’s article, “Relay for Life continues fundraising success at ninth annual event,” junior Lauren O’Brien was incorrectly titled Relay for Life co-chair; her title is Fundraising Committee co-chair.
Photo Courtesy of MCT Campus
Rioting in central Myanmar Violence in Central Myanmar began Wednesday between Buddhists and Muslims. At least five mosques were torched and at least twenty people were killed. The death toll is expected to continue climbing over the next few days. Many Muslim homes were set on fire and angry Buddhists kept officials from stopping these fires. Many monks feel extremely unsafe and have taken to hiding in monasteries. - compiled by Lizzie Carr
Sources:Reuters, Bangor Daily News, Al Jazeera, New York Times, The Daily Beast, CNN, China Digital Times
Campus Police Blotter
Lunafest comes to Loyola, March 26 The Women’s Center presents the 12th Annual Luna Fest, films made by, for and about women, which will be held in the Reading Room for your viewing pleasure. Join us on Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Selected excerpts from reports
Thursday, March 21 At 9:29 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Butler Hall, responding to a call from base regarding a fire alarm. The building was evacuated, and there were no signs of smoke or fire. The fire department arrived at 9:39 p.m., checked the room and detected a faint smell of burnt matches. The officer met with the student who lives in the room. The student said that he was lighting matches in his bed and didn’t know it would set off the fire alarm. His roommate was not in the room at the time. Saturday, March 23 At 2:56 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Hopkins Court for a sick student and a student possibly locked inside a bathroom. Upon the officer’s arrival at the bathroom, he was met with another student who reported that their friend had been drinking and was in the bathroom vomiting. The officer observed a student leaning into the bathtub, but did not see any signs of vomiting; she was alert and responsive. The female student reported that she was at a party in senior housing where she had been drinking four or five beers. Her speech was slurred and she seemed disoriented at the time. The officer requested a medic, along with a GRC. While the student was being examined by the medics, she said that she did not want to go to the hospital and signed a refusal of transportation form. Her roommate agreed to monitor her throughout the night. Saturday, March 23 As RAs were making rounds, they observed four individuals acting in a loud and unruly manner in the first floor hallway of one of Campion Tower. When asked if they were Loyola students, only one of the individuals produced a student ID card; he was instructed to return to his room. As he was walking away, the student stated to the RA, “suck my d***.” The three remaining non-Loyola individuals exited the front door of Campion, but did not leave the property. The three non-Loyola students were identified. They were seen walking westbound toward Newman Towers. The individuals stated that they were visiting one of their sisters, who resides in Campion. They explained that they needed to get a cab to take them to their hotel. The three non-Loyola students were escorted to the front of Newman Towers to get a cab.
- compiled by Katie Krzaczek THE GREYHOUND
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Fiesta raises money for, awareness of Encounter El Salvador immersion trip By Lauren Heery Staff Writer
Enjoying a taste of the sounds and sights of Central America, over 100 students, faculty members, staff and administrators attended the annual Encounter El Salvador fiesta this past Thursday. This year’s raffle items were parking spaces for students and faculty, staff and administrators; a Salvadoran hammock; a handmade quilt and Ravens tickets. Junior Megan Byrne won the student parking space, while Natalie Rock, an administrative assistant in the department of modern languages and literatures, won the staff parking space. Senior Patrick Diamond took home the hammock and junior Kim Porfido won the quilt. Sociology professor Joshua Hendrick won the Ravens tickets. Between the raffles and the fiesta’s dinner, the Encounter team met a key fundraising goal and raised over $2,000. The fiesta serves as the primary fundraising opportunity for the Encounter program, but it has another important function as well. “The fiesta started as an event to promote the program on campus,” said Andrea Goicochea, the program coordinator for Encounter El Salvador and CCSJ’s Assistant Director of International Immersion. Started in 1998, the Encounter El Salvador program was initially overshadowed by CCSJ’s other international immersion program, Project Mexico. The annual Project Mexico auction was one of the most popular events on campus then, according to Goicochea. “The auction was big. When we started the fiesta, it was a smaller event,” she added. “We started it as an awareness event for the program.” Over the years, the fiesta has featured many attractions to increase student attendance and
participation, including a Latino combo band, Loyola student bands and catering by Chipotle. This year, as in years past, the fiesta honored the tradition of awareness-raising with a timeline of El Salvador ’s history and photography of the country and previous groups’ trips. However, the fiesta was more than just an educational event. Early in the evening, participants could join in an impromptu Zumba class with one of Loyola’s Zumba instructors. The dancing incorporated Latinoinspired music, as well as the typical hip-hop and pop songs used in Zumba classes. Several of the Encounter team members even joined in while balancing their duties. “Zumba was the best, but I’m on the team, so I didn’t Joe Soriero/The Greyhound get to dance until the end,” said graduate student and Encounter Encounter participants get in the Salvadoran spirit with Zumba lessons at annual fundraiser. team member Tiphanie Sutton. “I danced to yellow rice, fried plantains and chicken be involved in and I want to support,” said the last song between selling raffle tickets.” con crema. Desserts were provided by the Baileys, “And, I wanted to hang out with Zumba proved to be fun for all fiesta-goers, Encounter team. friends at the fiesta.” whether they were dancing or watching Junior Jen Cisternas agreed with Baileys The Encounter team, which is made up others trying to keep up with the routines. about the food but, as Project Mexico team of 15 faculty members, staff members, The fiesta also featured performances from members, more than just the food brought administrators, undergraduate students and the Belles and Chimes and dinner from El Baileys and Cisternas to the event. “I know graduate students will be going to El Salvador Trovador in Parkville, Md. El Trovador is the Encounter team helped a lot for the days after graduation from May 21-30. With owned by the family of sophomore Kevin auction and, as a PMEX team member, I the support of the Loyola community, the Zelaya, an Encounter team member. The really appreciated that and I wanted to do fiesta was a success this year. According to restaurant specializes in Salvadoran and the same for them,” said Cisternas, one of Goicochea, it lived up to its name this year. Central American food and was also a the student leaders for next year’s Project “The combination of seeing the team pull favorite among fiesta attendees. “The food Mexico trip. The Project Mexico auction, together and seeing students come and enjoy is definitely my favorite part,” said senior held annually in November, helps with some the environment made it really feel like a Marci Baileys, who studied abroad in El of the fundraising for Encounter; but the fiesta fiesta,” said Goicochea. To learn more about Salvador in the fall of 2011. The dinner provides most of the financial support. “The Encounter El Salvador and Project Mexico, selections included typical Salvadoran fare: Encounter program is a really good group to visit www.loyola.edu/ccsj.
Security for students on- and off-campus heightened in light of recent incidents By Megan Byrne Staff Writer
After the third incident involving an armed intruder occurred in the Villages of Homeland, a residence to 130 Loyola students, a safety forum was held to inform students of what is being done by administration and campus police in response. Led by Terry Sawyer, vice president of administration, the discussion focused on the topic of how students should approach a dangerous situation similar to those that have happened in Homeland and what on- and off-campus police and security are working to combat the issues at hand. There is a general feeling that the three incidents are related, so Detective Lakishna DeGraffinried, says to be more vigilant and more aware. DeGraffinried said, “Right now, we need your help. He is looking for an opportunity.” The amount of time between each incident is concerning to Sawyer, who has been at Loyola for 15 years and has not experienced such incidents as the recent ones at Homeland in his time at Loyola. Sawyer said that there is only so much that Loyola can do because Homeland is offcampus. Security cameras cannot be installed in Homeland through Loyola because Loyola does not own the property. Sawyer stated that he is working with the management of Homeland to work towards making it a safer
environment. Councilman Bill Henry, a representative of the fourth district, which runs from Charles St. to Mount Pleasant to Sherwood Gardens and the city line, says students have a tendency to have a lot of expensive items and to keep their doors unlocked. They are not used to living in the Baltimore community, which then makes them vulnerable to theft. Dr. Helene Breazeale, a resident for 24 years and president of the Villages of Homeland West Resident Association, was at the forum and said, “this year has been most horrendous due to the number of complaints about students.” She stated that student’s leave their doors open and walk through the halls like it’s a dormitory, but “it’s not a dormitory, it’s a house; treat it like a house.” Breazeale continued voicing her opinion of the student population in Homeland when she said how students have been propping open their doors and the gate. However, Timothy Fox, director of public safety, said there is a camera located by Aquinas that would have a visual if students were propping open the gate and campus police would be taking the appropriate action if this was actually occurring. Breazeale emphasized in her comments to the students and to the forum speakers that all concerns about living at Homeland should be funneled to the landlord of the building they live in and not through the Board of Directors at
Homeland. Sawyer added that Campus Police are not armed and do not have jurisdiction off-campus. Loyola remains one of the best institution regarding students’ off-campus because there is a relationship between Homeland, Baltimore City Police and Loyola. Loyola is hiring off duty police officers to patrol the area seven nights a week. Sawyer said, “there is an arrangement with the commissioner from the police department to allow this to happen for the rest of the semester and to the extent that they are available.” Officer Douglas Gibson of the Baltimore City Police Department has worked with Loyola for his entire career and has a working relationship with the university. His focus is the York Road corridor and states that it is the area with the least crime, compared to other areas in Baltimore. He encourages everyone to call campus security if you see anyone or anything suspicious. Councilman Henry expressed his own concern for Homeland and said the incidents need to stop. Henry lives not too far from the area and does not want incidents occurring so close to his own home. He said, “There are things that can be done.” He would like to see further development of the relationship between Loyola and Homeland. There is a contractual obligation for students’ safety who live on-campus and because of this there is more campus police.
There will be an increase in campus security especially around the Eastside area because it is so close to Homeland. It was emphasized at the forum that the Eastside of campus is a secure area even though there is not a lot of fencing. Sawyer, along with other administrative members, are working on the text messaging alert system this week. He emphasized that “a communication policy must be put into place so that when the texts are sent out they are not taken lightly.” There needs to be a balance so that students have information for their safety. Within seven days, a decision should be made concerning the text alert system. Students at the forum expressed their concern about the communication system and the response was that communication would increased Timothy Fox, director of Public Safety, says that the campus is under camera surveillance and this is a contributing factor to the safety on-campus. Communication between campus police and city police has increased. Sawyer said that “we are not responsible for off-campus activity, but there is a moral obligation so we will be there if necessary.” Sawyer closed the forum by stating that the interactions between students and nonstudents is very tricky. “We try to foster good behavior and relationships, but vigilance on part of the students is key. Make the call when necessary.”
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Sexual Diversity Awareness Week highlights faith, marriage, how to be an ally By Lindsey Rennie Staff Writer
justice, sexuality being one of them, but will that even when you think you really get it, also be restricted by the political situation of you can always learn more. He was also his role as pope. honest, accepting that advocacy as an ally Last week, the student group Spectrum Tuesday’s event, the Professor Profile, of the LGBTQ community can, at times, sponsored Sexual Diversity Awareness Week featured Dr. Natka Bianchini, an assistant be a career-limiting experience. But he said (SDAW) on campus, which included five days professor of theater at Loyola. Dr. Bianchini he refuses to be silent because the world is worth of events promoting open discussion told the story of how she and her wife were not going to change if only LGBT people and education about issues surrounding among the first hundred couples married speak out. sexual diversity on campus. Cherney agreed with Spectrum’s mission states that the allLoPresto, saying members inclusive group, comprised of students who of the LGBTQ community ...some of the questions identify as gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual can become tired of having or an ally, “fosters open and honest discussion posed by students, faculty and admin- to do it all themselves. He about the diverse issues surrounding sexual discussed the differences orientation and sexual minorities, and does istrators in the room helped open up between being a supporter so with an educative intent.” The Spectrumand an ally, and being able the discussion to go deeper. sponsored events during the week encouraged to do both at different this focus on education, and gave students, - TJ Scalfaro, 2013 times. For example, the faculty and staff opportunities to learn from former would support and with each other. same-sex marriage for The first event of the week, on Monday, was in Massachusetts when the commonwealth the LGBT community, but the latter would “The Intersection of Faith and Sexuality,” a passed the marriage equality law, and refuse to partake in a privilege (such as dialogue with George Miller and Father stated that civil rights should be provided marriage) because not everyone can enjoy Murray from Campus Ministry. The for citizens, not a question on the ballot. that privilege. Cherney also said that there discussion focused on how to reconcile faith Bianchini, the mother of two children, can be repercussions to being a supporter, and sexuality and the differences between allowed time for questions from attendees, such as the idea that one will love and support the two. Miller spoke about the difference who were very welcoming and receptive to the LGBT community, but would hate to be between faith and sexuality and religion and the talk. like them. sexuality. Religions aim toward the same On Wednesday, Dr. Charles LoPresto, “I wouldn’t say it’s particularly hard to be goal, he said, but faith should be a personal a psychology professor, and Tim Cherney an ally on campus,” said student TJ Scalfaro, journey and more about the individual than from Student Life, focused on the question: who attended the event. “However, I have about the system. Miller also spoke about the “What Does it Mean to be an Ally?” Different witnessed the use of the word ‘fag,’ and new Jesuit pope, Francis, and the fact that aspects of their talk focused on the prevalence that’s when it becomes difficult to be an his home country, Argentina, was the first in of being a bystander, anti-bullying campaigns, ally because it can be hard to know how to the world to legalize marriage equality. The advocacy and the need for allies. LoPresto interject and correct the individual’s use of pope, as a Jesuit, will have to deal with social spoke from the perspective of an ally, saying the word with getting defensive, especially
if I do not know the person whom I am correcting.” Thursday night featured a panel discussion with students and faculty members, “On Being Gay and Trans at Loyola.” The panel members told stories that addressed being LGBTQ at Loyola and experiences they have encountered both on campus and off relating to their sexual identity. “The event was kind of surface level at first,” said Scalfaro, “but then some of the questions posed by students, faculty and administrators in the room helped open up the discussion to go deeper. We started discussing about how we, as a society, can only function in a binary fashion. For example, when we encounter someone who identifies as bisexual, we tend to blow them off and say, no you’re really just gay, and that’s because our minds can’t grasp something that isn’t either one of the other, straight or gay, male or female.” SDAW concluded on Friday with a reception on the quad, which invited students, faculty, staff and members of LGBTQ groups from area colleges to celebrate the close of the week’s activities. The event featured cupcakes from Charm City Cupcakes and T-shirts, which read, “Love is patient, love is kind, love is blind.”
Colleges struggling with growing demand for student mental health services By Kevin Rector MCTcampus/The Baltimore Sun
Within a week of arriving on campus this semester, University of Maryland junior Grace Freund felt the familiar symptoms of a depression creeping up—ones she knew to address quickly, lest they slip from her control. The 21-year-old psychology major called the counseling center on the College Park campus soon after to set up an appointment. However, she said, her request was rebuffed. “They said, ‘Call back next week. We can’t even schedule an intake appointment today,’ “ said Freund, a graduate of Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City. Across the nation, college students—an age group particularly prone to mental illness— report similar frustration. Campus counseling centers often have insufficient staff and long waiting lists, mental health professionals say. In Maryland, counseling center directors say they are nearly overwhelmed with the ballooning numbers of students requesting services. Last month, a graduate student at the University of Maryland shot and killed one housemate and wounded another before turning the gun on himself, police say. The family of Dayvon Green told police that he had been treated for a mental illness in the previous year. Hours after the shooting, Maryland President Wallace D. Loh said the university had increased mental health resources in recent years to address the needs of troubled students. But students and others at College Park
paint a different picture—one of poor access to help and few resources at their fingertips— that appears to be more in line with national trends. Ninety-two percent of campus counseling centers surveyed last year said the number of students seeking help had increased in recent years, according to the American College Counseling Association. Eightyeight percent said the increases in demand and in the number of clients with “more serious psychological problems” had “posed staffing problems.” Reasons for increases in demand vary, according to professionals. Awareness of mental health on campuses has grown in recent years. Centers have advertised their services more heavily since campus shootings by troubled students at Virginia Tech and elsewhere. And more students are also showing up to college already on psychiatric medications. “In general, there’s a little bit of a sea change going on right now in recognizing that overall success in college has a lot to do with a student’s mental health and well-being,” said Alison Malmon, founder and executive director of Active Minds, a mental health nonprofit that works on college campuses. “But there’s not additional money going to mental health on campuses.” At a campus vigil after the shooting at Maryland, Loh followed his comments about increasing resources on campus by saying the shooting presented “lessons to be learned, policy questions to be discussed, changes to be made.” The university has employed part-time contract counselors in recent years, and had posted a job opening for a new staff
psychologist a few weeks before the shooting. But that position hadn’t yet been filled when Loh spoke, and the posting followed years in which full-time staffing at the campus counseling center remained flat. The number of students seeking help at the counseling center for stress, depression, anxiety or other mental health problems rose from 1,466 during the 2007-2008 school year to 1,986 last year—a 35 percent jump. During the same period, the number of full-time counselors remained steady at 12. Students say they wish more attention were paid to the struggles thousands of their peers deal with on a regular basis. Freund said the status quo is discouraging. “It seems often the only way you can get help is if you have this very extreme situation,” she said. “But mental health issues are so common and everyday, Kevin Rector/Baltimore Sun/MCT and it’s frustrating that it’s not treated as University of Maryland junior Grace such.” The problem, Maryland sophomore Freund works on counseling material for Selena Roper said, is that the most common training new volunteers at the school’s mental health struggles that students have student-run Help Center, which helps are “insidiously boring”—and so don’t students during a mental health crisis. attract the attention they deserve. “It’s not like you’re sitting in the bathroom and colleges “like to come in after the fact crying with dramatic music playing and your when there’s been a tragic incident and talk friends banging on the door saying, ‘We about how to prevent that tragic incident, want to help you!’ “ said Roper, 19, who has but these are issues that impact many more battled depression since she was a student people.” at Broadneck High School in Annapolis. “If we did more on the early side, we “It’s more laying in bed watching Netflix wouldn’t have to get to that tragic situation,” all day.” she said. Malmon, of Active Minds, said universities
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Hillel, Campus Ministry co-sponsor traditional Passover meal, remember Jewish history By Lindsey Rennie Staff Writer On Wednesday, March 20 in the Sellinger VIP Lounge, a group of about 20 gathered to partake in a Seder, the traditional celebratory meal marking the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The Seder was cosponsored by Hillel: The Foundation of Jewish Life on Campus and Campus Ministry. “I think as Loyola strives to be a diverse community, we have to make an effort to make things more diverse,” says sophomore and Hillel President Andrew Gorbaty. “Having Hillel on campus serves two purposes. First, it helps Jewish students on campus realize that there is a home for them on this campus, in a religious context. Second, it allows other students who are interested in Judaism and want to learn more about the culture, religion and Israel, to learn more about it and become more informed. I think that Loyola, as a developing campus, needs something like this.” As the group, which consisted of both Jews
and Gentiles, gathered at the Seder tables, Rabbi David Greenspoon, who led the Seder, said that they were there to “celebrate the season of liberation.” “As a non-Jewish student here, I decided to come because I have had very limited exposure to Jewish culture, and I feel that this is an important opportunity to learn about what the holiday of Passover means to Jewish people,” said sophomore Bridget Flannery. The group used Haggadah books to guide them through the traditional meal, in which every food item carries a certain significance. Haggadah, a Hebrew word, literally means “telling,” and this is the purpose of the Seder, to retell the story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt so that their descendants may relive the experience. “I didn’t think there were many Jews on campus, so I was surprised to hear that there was a Passover dinner,” said Jewish student Theo Darvin. “I thought it would be interesting, so I decided to come. It’s nice to know that Campus Ministry appreciates other faiths.”
Coconut macaroons are a typical dessert for the Jewish feast of Passover.
Rabbi Greenspoon explained how the During the meal there are traditionally Seder meal is designed to engage people four glasses of wine drunk at various times, of different learning styles, using a book though the Loyola Seder utilized grape juice with the traditional language and prayers (in in lieu of wine. Near the end of the Seder, the Haggadah reads: “Now we are enslaved. Next year we will all be free.” Rabbi Greenspoon discussed with the group how the freedom implied is one that is still relevant today, at many different Hebrew on one side and English on the other), levels. “There are people who live in the and also a plate with pictures of and places land of the free and the home of the brave and for the food items that will be consumed they are still enslaved, by poverty, illiteracy, during the meal. addictions,” said Greenspoon. “There could The shank bone, which is the one item on the be any number of things from which we need plate that is not consumed, is representative liberation.” of the Paschal offering. This is the lamb that “I think that having this Seder here really Israelite families slaughtered in order to use fits with the Jesuit mission of Loyola,” said its blood to paint over their doorways. During Rabbi Greenspoon. “It shows that we are the last of the 10 plagues sent on Egypt by all children of God and that the school has God (as depicted in The Bible’s book of a respect for Judaism as the older sister Exodus), this blood over the doorways was religion, as the Church recognized with the symbol that told the Angel of Death to Nostra Aetate during the Second Vatican skip that home and not kill the first-born of Council.” the family. The Rabbi ended the Seder by reflecting The lamb was a symbol of one of the on the traditional exclamation at the end of Egyptians gods. Therefore, as Rabbi the celebration, “Next year in Jerusalem!” Greenspoon told the group, it was a huge He said, “This statement means that there statement of faith for Israelites to purchase is always room to grow in our identities, and then slaughter lambs at that time in our relationship with God and in our Egypt. humanity.” The green vegetable on the plate “Each and every generation should see symbolizes the coming of spring, which ourselves as though we left Egypt,” said was the new year in the ancient world. This Greenspoon. “In every generation we have was a regenerative time for new growth, both an obligation to remember. To remember spiritually and physically. the Shoah [the Holocaust], and to stop it The roasted egg symbolizes the life cycle if something like it ever starts again. As and fertility, while the bitter herb recalls Edmund Burke said, ‘All that is necessary the bitterness of being enslaved, but also for the triumph of evil is that good men do of leaving the unknown and leaving loved nothing.’” ones behind.
There are people who live in the land of the free and home of the brave and they are still enslaved, by poverty, illiteracy, addictions.
Mumps rumors clear up, though the virus has not By Courtney Cousins Managing Editor
percent sure what we’re dealing with,” students should not worry about returning home for Easter Break. “[The Health Department] does not believe this is an unusual strain of mumps. They’re analyzing what data we do have to figure out
even if it is not entirely preventing them. The Health Department is considering whether it would be beneficial to administer a There are now 15 confirmed cases of third dose of the MMS vaccination, although mumps on campus, but Loyola will not be no decision had been made as of publication, closing any time soon, according Dr. Sheilah according to Dr. Horton. The first dose is Horton, vice president for usually administered during infancy, Student Development and dean and the second is required for the of students. undergraduate population, in order Hopefully students will under- to protect those people for whom the When asked if the university would cancel classes or close first vaccine did not work. u p o n r e a c h i n g a c e r t a i n stand that this is serious and they really In order to determine how the number of confirmed cases, need to take care of their health. mumps are being spread, and possibly she said there are no plans to how they originally appeared at - Dr. Sheilah Horton do currently. In her March 20 Loyola, Dr. Horton said that efforts e-mail to the student body, are being made to organize a meeting she assured students that the between all 15 students who have number of cases is “well under 1 percent of why those people who have been immunized contracted it. Although she said that there are the undergraduate population.” still have some of the symptoms of the not obvious connections between the students Dr. Horton also said that the university has illness,” Dr. Horton said. “What they have as of yet, once they sit down together they a policy to deal with communicable diseases, said is that the immunizations are not 100 may discover links, such as attending the although she acknowledged that this situation percent effective, so we’re still thinking that same events or visiting the same places. is “a little rare, because so many people have the people who have experienced symptoms In the meantime, Dr. Horton said that already been immunized.” are in that very rare percentage of people for the university is focusing on encouraging The Maryland Health Department continues whom the vaccination wasn’t completely students to practice good hygiene. “Hopefully to review the information gathered in the effective.” students will understand that this is serious student survey last week, and Dr. Horton Horton also said that the vaccinations may and they really need to take care of their says that although the university is not “100 be lessening the severity of the symptoms, health,” she said.
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Letter to the Editor: BSA co-directors offer further information regarding annual event We were the co-directors of the BSA Fashion Show this year. We both really appreciate the article and being featured on the front of the Arts and Society section. However, we would like to give The Greyhound some additional information that Ms. Emily Shaw missed. There was a lot of planning and hard work put into the show, and we feel that some of the details of the show were overlooked. On March 15, 2013, the Black Student Association showcased its 15th year of the fashion show at Loyola University. This was a very exciting milestone for us. There were many new elements in the show and a lot of planning and events that took place leading up to the show. This year we teamed up with Relay for Life. This was something not mentioned in the article that was very important to us. We wanted to team up with Relay since our events always fall on the same weekend. We coined the weekend as, “The Best Weekend Ever.” The night of the show we also recognized Relay and there was a table present outside Reitz for people to make donations. We would like to recognize Caelyn Sommerville, a freshman, who opened the show singing, “Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys. There was an error in the article about the distinction between the opening and closing designers. Vincent Licari, couture dress designer, who was in Milan Fashion Week, clothed the seven opening models. The same seven models closed the show in chic, colorful coats by Keggy Pritsker,
who participated in New York Fashion Week. During intermission, Loyola’s Dance Company presented what “HUE” meant to them by dancing to a ballet and hip-hop mix while dressed in color-coordinated tutus. This year’s show was a huge success and featured the best designers the show has had including Gap, Men’s Warehouse, Ann Taylor and Francesca’s, just to name a few. Ms. Shaw had mentioned a few suggestions for next year’s show; however, we wish she would have interviewed one of us, so we could have given her more valuable information. Although we understand this is a student-run paper, where all writers are encouraged to add in their opinions, the article seemed to point out more flaws, which were very minor when looking at the entirety of the show. All clothing tags were pinned down and secured to the best of the volunteer’s abilities, while trying not to damage any clothing. This show is close to both of our hearts and will definitely continue to grow as new talent and experience comes to Loyola. If anyone is still interested in purchasing a T-shirt or DVD, they are available in the Claver Multicultural Center. Thank you again for covering our event. If anyone wants information on how to get involved in the show next year, please visit the ALANA services website or visit the ALANA office. - Yasmin Rigney and Alayna Shamy
Letter to the Editor: Liberal learning, free expression should not be limited to inside the classroom In its March 19 cover story, The Greyhound reported that Dr. Sheilah Horton suggested in an interview that Student Development needs to present a “balanced perspective” on controversial subjects while academic departments do not, since the latter operate under the auspices of an academic freedom “clause.” This position reflects a shallow understanding of both academic freedom and Loyola’s mission—specifically, our commitment “to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person.” In a policy statement on just this subject, Phi Beta Kappa, the National Honors Society that serves as a leading advocate for the arts and sciences in American higher education, contends that liberal education, by its very nature, does not occur solely in classrooms or academic buildings. That is because “liberal learning, unlike technical training, neither begins nor ends at an appointed hour or a specified place.” Phi Beta Kappa thus insists that “when ideas are expressed, or when
the desire to have them expressed becomes known, colleges or universities committed to liberal learning must ensure that those ideas can be put forth freely and openly. Even when doing so may prove divisive, there can be no stronger evidence of an academic institution’s commitment to liberal education.” Dr. Horton’s and Fr. Linnane’s reluctance to allow Student Development to host a potentially controversial speaker who was invited to campus by an established student organization is disquieting. It is so not because of what the speaker might or might not say, but because it suggests that Loyola’s commitment to its own professed educational ideals is in danger of becoming a matter of word but, sadly, not always of deed. - Dr. Paul Lukacs department of English chair, Phi Beta Kappa National Committee on Qualifications
Letter to the Editor: Student desires ‘support and leadership’ of Loyola on GLBTA issues This week, balance has been adduced in an effort to clarify our university administration’s insistence that a “Catholic perspective” be presented alongside Delegate Mary Washington’s nixed keynote speech on samesex marriage in Maryland. Having been privy to the conversations about the speech that were highlighted in last week’s cover article, I’d like to present my perspective as a gay student at Loyola. Balance, as it has been invoked with regard to Washington’s speech, implies that two “arguments” be expressed with equal value and weight. It is important to appreciate the two parties involved in this dispute; one is a Catholic institution and the other is a small group of minority students. To deem a group of students and an institution as equal would be misleading since an institution sustains power beyond that of an individual. This power is evidenced by the ability of the university to levy the “Catholic perspective”
condition on Spectrum’s event. In what could be described as a “shallow understanding” of the issues at play, the official “Catholic perspective” is that GLBTA people do have innate self-dignity, by virtue of being made in God’s image, but that these individuals only live contrary to the church when they engage in unnatural sexual behavior. While many Catholics may dissent from this view, this is the ideological position that the anti-marriage equality coalition advanced during the last election season. To me, the Augustinian “love the sinner, hate the sin” approach to morality seems a tad shallow given that to be GLBTA is not a sinful choice, but rather a much deeper process of self-identification that deserves the unqualified support and leadership of our great Catholic university. - Patrick Diamond
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Loyola’s double-standard for Tony Blair, Mary Washington proves hypocritical A few weeks ago, our administration decided that if Delegate Mary Washington were to speak at our Catholic institution under Student Development, her past advocacy for marriage equality would necessitate presenting the additional perspective of
JOHNROHRER Catholic moral teaching on sexuality. On April 9th, this same administration will welcome as an “honor and a privilege,” according to President Linnane, someone who defied the Roman Catholic Church as it urgently called for peace over war. Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George W. Bush’s joint decision to invade the state of Iraq has been berated as one of the greatest foreign policy blunders in modern world history. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Jesuit order and Blessed Pope John Paul II all opposed it. In November 2002, the USCCB released a statement that read: “based on the facts that are known to us, we continue to find it difficult to justify the resort to war against Iraq, lacking clear and adequate evidence of an imminent attack of a grave nature.” In February 2003, the Jesuit order declared that an invasion was morally indefensible, would raise tensions between Muslims and Christians, and disregarded global consensus. It added that the cost of war would be too great: “The willingness to incur massive military expenditure that destroys life seems to stand in sharp contrast with the unwillingness to
promote, with the same determination, the sustainable development of all. In a world of growing inequalities, where the majority lack basic necessities; in a world where trade and financial structures benefit the rich rather than the poor countries, many continue to question with increasing discomfort whether the true motives of war against Iraq have to do more with economic than security reasons,.” wrote Father Fernando Franco, S.J. The late John Paul II pleaded to the world that Iraq should not be invaded. “There is still time to negotiate; there is still room for peace, it is never too late to come to an understanding and to continue discussions,” he said. Two days later, the Pope was ignored and bombs were dropped on Baghdad. How would the world today differ if Blair and Bush had chosen peace over war? Ten years later, the numbers only begin to explain the suffering the invasion of Iraq has brought to people across the world. At the time of this article’s publication, 4,488 military service members of the United States have been killed in Iraq and 32,021 have been wounded. These brave citizens followed orders that should have never been made—orders made by Blair and Bush. In 2012, it was reported that 121,600 Iraqi civilians had died as a result of war-related violence. Since 2003, the violence of civil war, disease, hunger and homelessness has ravaged the country. The United Nations has estimated that millions of people in the Middle East have been misplaced or uprooted as a result of the policy decision. No weapons of mass destruction have yet to be found – the sole reason for invasion. The establishment of the Roman Catholic Church has denounced
this action led by Blair and Bush from the beginning. In a BBC Interview to mark the ten-year anniversary of the Iraq invasion, Blair remarked, “I’ve long since given up trying to persuade people it was the right decision.” Loyola has chosen Blair to speak for an event signaling a new day for our Global Studies program. When the Blair lecture was announced, our institution’s press release said that his record of “leadership and service” was “distinguished.” It then went on to say that “his commitment to exacting positive change worldwide has impacted communities across the globe.” According to the administration’s own policy, Blair may only speak about his invasion of Iraq if someone represents the counter, “Catholic perspective.” He may also not speak of his views on contraception, abortion, euthanasia, and same-sex marriage without Catholic doctrinal analysis. Instead of overshadowing a former head of state as the headline speaker of the Inaugural Hanway Lecture in Global Studies, the administration will probably break their own rule. That must not happen. Delegate Mary Washington was unable to freely and independently present her keynote address to our community because of her past advocacy for marriage equality. The administration said the absence of a “Catholic perspective” was the reason. President Linnane said that Blair ’s “extensive experience building social and political bridges across borders embodies our obligation as a Jesuit university to serve others on an international scale.” continued to page 10
Evaluating male privilege and sexism in society Some claim that sexism is all but dead. They will say that systematized misogyny is a thing of the past; something that was prevalent before but no longer. Others claim that misogyny and male privilege are rampant and pervasive; a highly oppressive influence on nearly every aspect of a
MICHAELEBMEIER woman’s life. However, I find that neither of these characterizations of the state of male privilege is accurate. Male privilege is about as divisive among those familiar with it as it can possibly be. Simply defined, it is the notion that special rights and social status are granted to men in society, and that the same rights and status are denied to women, explicitly or implicitly. Those who understand the concept typically take one of two positions: Either male privilege does not exist, or male privilege is omnipresent and subjugating. I contend that both of these positions are wrong. Male privilege certainly does exist, but it does not have the stranglehold on women that some claim it does. Pretending like men have no advantages afforded to them by virtue of their gender is to ignore an uncomfortable truth, and to claim that women are severely oppressed and marginalized is wrong and sensationalist. Sexism manifests itself today in much less explicit ways, and instead creeps up silently and subtly. To clarify what I mean when I say that
male privilege and sexism persist with subtlety: De jure injustices like women not having the right to vote no longer exist in the United States. Sexism, though, has not been eliminated by any means. Despite not being as significant as militant feminists will claim, there is an air of male privilege and preference that manages to reveal itself sporadically. There is a bizarre middle ground that we stand on today between outright sexism and full gender equality. An example that illustrates this subtlety lies in the wage gap between men and women. A popular talking point is that women earn less than men in labor markets because they are discriminated against. If you add up all the wages of men and women and divide by the number of men and women, you will find that women earn about 75 cents for every dollar men earn. But in reality this difference stems not from discrimination, but from a difference in choices men and women make in investing in their careers. According to a report by the CONSAD Research Corp for the U.S. Department of Labor, workplace discrimination is only marginally influential in the male-female wage discrepancy. Most of the wage difference can be traced to the fields men and women choose to be educated in. Men tend to go into “hard” scientific fields that earn more money, such as engineering, and women tend to end up in “soft” fields, like education, where their salaries are somewhat lower. On the other side of the same coin, we have to ask ourselves why women tend to choose fields where their wages are lower.
This is where I believe the subtlety of sexism emerges. There is some nebulous societal belief, at least in the United States, that hard sciences and business are “for men,” whatever that means. The culture that women are raised in has buried in it a great deal of sexist memes like this, and this, in my opinion, is how sexism exists today. Though blatant sexism still exists in the elderly and bigoted, most sexism is almost undetectable and exists in the cultural foundation that rests in the minds of both men and women. Male privilege over women still exists, but only under the stealth of implicitness. In conclusion though I feel obligated to point out that not all gender privilege is so hard to detect. Those who identify as a gender other than their biological sex are at severe disadvantages compared to those who identify as their biological sex. Cisgender privilege—the privilege of those who are not transgender—is explicit, strong and codified into law, and my next article will investigate it in detail.
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Opinions Hillary Clinton announces her support for gay marriage MARCH 26, 2013
“Everybody’s doing it!” That seems to be the case throughout this year with the big reveal: support for marriage equality. Last week, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave her own head nod for support of gay marriage. In a Human
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BEAIRSHELLETITY Right Campaign, the former first lady said, “LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones. And they are full and equal citizens and they deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage. That’s why I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples.” Even with such a personal and political endorsement, what does such a prestigious politician’s support mean? Truth is, not everyone is convinced her reasons are genuine; after all, she’s a leading lady for a 2016 democratic nomination. In a week, where Vice President Joe Biden claims there’s “no leadership” in the GOP, former President Bill Clinton called on the Supreme Court to reject DOMA, Sen. Rob Portman announced his own support of gay marriage equality and GOP rookie Marco Rubio finds his nationwide popularity dying, it seems fitting that Mrs. Clinton would jump in on the 2016 horse race. However, while this is the most blunt admission and stamp of approval, this is not her first time approving gay rights. In 2011 during International Human Rights Day, Clinton said “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.” She has
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives a speech at a ceremony in October 2012. also spent her past four years internationally movements and pressured democratic advocating for general equality, especially governors and mayors to reconsider their in countries that do not recognize LGBT respective constituents rights. However, groups. when the height of election season kicked off, As her first public statement since her small political attention and agendas included resignation, this gesture stands out and is a LGBT rights and same-sex marriage. well-calculated, timely move. In an age of In the same way, several critics and strong liberalism vs. strong conservatism, a civil rights activist fear that Clinton’s democratic candidate must stand on the side announcement will not further progress of new-aged civil rights and this includes the fight for equal rights of the LGBT marriage equality. As the front-runner and community. Be it genuine or not, her support most beloved of any democratic contenders, may not be influential in a change within our Clinton already has the lead for the 2016 nation. Political propaganda cannot and will ticket, but undoubtedly this now catapults not move the country forward towards an her to new heights. inclusive community. An administration’s But as questioned before, if this is merely a endorsement does not make a same-sex political move, what can the LGBT community couples’ daily discrimination through expect from Clinton and her announcement? institutional practices diminish. At the end When President Obama conveniently lent of the day, this battle of equality doesn’t just his support to the LGBT movement during need a talking politico or a well-respected a slump time in his presidential campaign, politician, but instead, dedicated individuals several reactionary consequences occurred. who will not simply talk the talk, but walk Obama’s endorsement fired up several the path of Stonewall riots.
To Senior 50s. Any night when I become Zen-friends with several Snapchats, a Silly String and Stewie Griffin and watch Black Swan get down on the dance floor is a good night.
To Miley Cyrus’ recent unicornonesie-twerk video. In Perez Hilton’s words concerning the masterpiece, “self explanatory.”
To Easter break and the ungodly number of Cadbury’s chocolate eggs/food coma it promises to deliver.
Documentary shocks viewers with depiction of military rape culture Note from the editor: This article contains assaulted and are simply going unnoticed. One of the women featured in the film, Kori sensitive and potentially upsetting material. Cioca, decided to be in the Coast Guard for “Rape culture” is the mindset of society in the bonding and the discipline of it all. What which we teach our youth “don’t get raped” she didn’t anticipate was the way her fellow rather than “don’t rape.” It is the tolerance soldiers were going to treat her. When Cioca of rape or sexual assault that is prevalent in was stationed in Michigan, she was the only attitudes, norms or practices. It is also when female in her section. Her supervisor would rape is normalized, tolerated, condoned or belittle her by sleeping in her bed and treating her badly. Then, one day, when she refused to touch him inappropriately, he hit her across the left side of her face and dislocated her jaw, and then raped her. Cioca has been on a excused. Victim blaming and the trivialization soft-food diet, including mashed potatoes and of rape are prevalent within the U.S. military Jello, for 5 years. She also can’t go outside and need to be addressed. The controversial when it is too cold out, for her jaw will lock film about rape within the military, Invisible up. Cioca’s husband and young daughter now War, was screened on Loyola’s campus on must watch her, as she must take numerous Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. pills, including Xanex, for her emotional and Kemi Ajenifuja, a junior at Loyola, physical injuries. remarked, “It was probably one of the most Unfortunately, Cioca’s story is not one eye-opening, realistic [films] I’ve seen. I’m that is uncommon for a woman in the U.S. completely horrified.” She paused and shook Military. Over 20 percent of female veterans her head for a moment, searching for more have been sexually assaulted while serving. words, “It’s scary how power can turn people In 1991, 200,000 women had been sexually into monsters.” assaulted so far in the U.S. Military. There Respectable women who have laid down have been 3,230 rapes reported in the last their lives for their country are not only fiscal year. This number seems relatively being violated, but they are also being small, but take into account the fact that only ignored. These are our daughters, mothers 20 percent of sexual assault victims report. and sisters, who have chosen the U.S. Coast Hannah Sewell, a soldier in the U.S. Navy, Guard, Marine Corps, Navy and so on over was raped at the age of 19. On February 1, college or work. However, these very same 2008, she was locked in a hotel room and women, when asked whether or not they raped by fellow recruit. A main nerve in her would recommend serving in the military to spine was pinched in three places, and her other young women, would not “wish it upon hips were rotated. But when Sewell attempted anyone.” These women are being sexually to prosecute, she was told they lost her rape
kit and pictures. Women who have been raped in the military have a higher rate of PTSD than the men who have been in combat. Jim Riely, director of the ROTC department at Loyola, sat glumly in his seat once the film ended. He then rose, and said, “It’s the climate that the leaders—the climate that they establish within their organization.” This climate Riely speaks of, in which rape is pardoned or ignored, is what needs to be acknowledged. “It’s guttural, as a member of this organization for so long, as a father.” Victim blaming and the tolerance of sexual assault within the military facilitate rape culture. “Stop crying over spilled milk,” young female soldiers are often told after they report their assaults. “If a woman makes a rape complaint, people always ask her what she was doing in there, what she was wearing,” said U.S. Army soldier Andrea Wearner. Wearner was charged with adultery after reporting her rape, even though she wasn’t married. “If a man gets accused of rape, it’s a set-up, she’s lying.” After reporting an assault, a woman in the military is often given a bleak, inhumane response. “What he did was capitalized on the opportunity that you presented him, it wasn’t rape and you need to know that.” In fact, one case was dropped by the Department of Defense because, “Rape is an occupational hazard of the military service.” The current system of prosecution within the military allows so many guilty offenders to escape justice. “It’s like they didn’t care, it wasn’t important, I wasn’t important,” said Cioca. continued to page 10
To the stubborn persistence of “cold” (read: I’ve clearly been in Baltimore too long when 50 degrees is cold) weather without a single snow day. The lack of Maryland’s unseasonably warm March weather means the transition into respiratoryproblem-inducing 105-degree days come May will be even worse than usual. At least I can blame poor final exam scores on mental lapses brought on by heatstroke. To not getting a break extension for the mumps epidemic. Granted, I have no idea how a longer break would even help remedy the situation, but come on Loyola, throw us a bone so that I don’t resort to hoping for a natural disaster to compensate for the lack of days off. To Buzzfeed not only distracting me from every ounce of homework I have had in the past several months, but more importantly, its recent reminder that Finding Nemo is now ten years old. You’re welcome for the quarter-life crises, everyone.
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Tony Blair invitation hypocritical, continued continued from page 8
Not only has the administration invited someone who defied the church establishment by leading a military invasion to speak on foreign policy matters, but also has embraced him. This is the same group of people who prevented the LGBT organization on campus, Spectrum, from having a speaker talk about, not surprisingly, LGBT rights. I believe that Blair, Washington, Barack Obama, Pope Francis, and Rick Santorum
should all be allowed to speak on campus, for various perspectives should be represented. A litmus test for speakers only harms our academic institution’s integrity. Embracing Blair and setting prerequisites for Washington creates a double standard. A delegate from Maryland should be treated just the same as a former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Invisible War shocks viewers, continued continued from page 9 The average serial sex offender has about 300 victims in their lifetime. And if they were never punished, why would they stop? “If you report rape in this profession, prepare to receive professional retaliation,” said Wearner. Great walls of silence go up in order to protect the guilty, often higher-ups, such as lieutenant officers or sergeants. The Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. are supposed to represent the best of the best our national defense has to offer. However, the Barracks have facilitated a very hostile environment for the females working there. These women are humiliated daily and are referred to as “walking mattresses.” This film contacted five women who had reported being assaulted by an officer while at the Marine Barracks. Four of the five women were investigated or punished for reporting. No officer was punished or charged. In order to truly combat this horrible crisis,
we need to set the moral foundation as a society. We cannot just blame the military, for this “rape culture” is widespread across our nation. There need be a conscious effort and discussion of rape and sexual assault in schools, churches, workplaces and so on. The discussion needs to be “do not rape” rather than “don’t get raped.” Also, we can no longer excuse this violent, aggressive behavior. It must be addressed and punished so that the perpetrators are deterred from committing these acts again. We, as Loyola students, for and with others, need to demand that Washington, D.C. do more to stop this epidemic. To voice your concerns, go to NotInvisible.org, or visit #NotInvisible on Twitter.com.
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Richie Bates, University Of Maryland
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MARCH 26, 2013
Loyola Dance Company’s 19th Spring Showcase may just be the best one yet By Emily Shaw Staff Writer Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Loyola’s very own Dance Company put on a spectacle of a show with their 19th annual Spring Showcase. The performances did, in fact, showcase not only the dancers’ talent, but dance of all kinds, from hip-hop to hard shoe Irish dancing. I attended the matinee show on the final day of the showcase to see what the Dance Company had to offer. The afternoon kicked off with a Screech Powers-themed number, choreographed by Alex Saad. Inspired by Saved by the Bell characters, the dancers donned suspenders and baseball caps for this unconventional pointe piece, while a remix of M83’s “Midnight City” layered with other songs blasted through the speakers. Of the 33 other dances in the show, all were excellent, although some were particularly memorable. Saad, one of the company’s senior officers, delivered the first solo of the night, a selfchoreographed pointe and hip-hop combo to Azealia Banks’ sassy “212.” The dancing was switched up with the first tap routine of the night to the bubbly “Walking on Sunshine,” covered by Aly & AJ. The four dancers, dressed in denim and black, tapped away to Brynne Falkowski’s
choreography with different colored daisies in their hair. Jenn Chase and Kathryn Downes took things down a notch with everyone’s favorite somber love song, Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love.” With the stage cast in an orangey glow, the pair moved beautifully along to the lyrics, ending the routine at the stage’s end, heads held mournfully in their hands. Also haunting was an emotional dance to Daughter’s “Youth.” Dressed in matching periwinkle tunics, Saad and her fellow senior officers, Alex Carr and Allie Paltauf, brought to life the song’s lyrics, all three coming together at one point for a dramatic, impactful lift. Lightening the show up a little, the advanced level hip-hop and tap dancers joined forces for one of the most fun routines of the night, “Stomp,” choreographed by Kellie Alberici and Jenna Socci. While the dancers banged cans together and knocked sticks against the stage, Loyola music professor Kevin Gift made a much-applauded appearance, beatboxing and singing along to the tune. One of my personal favorite routines was Symone Harris’ solo to Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive.” In a gray T-shirt with a skull design slashed into the back, Harris performed aerials and pirouettes with ease across an eerily blue stage. Reflecting on her performance, which she created entirely
on her own, Harris said, “All my life I have danced in front of an audience to someone else’s choreography. Being on a stage dancing my own work gave me a sense of liberation that I have never felt before. I can’t wait for next semester to do it all over again.” For something a little different, the advanced musical theater girls took the stage with Carr and Paltauf’s choreography to the song “Woman.” Dressed in red fringe and black fishnet material, the girls gave it their all in this borderline racy, definitely sexy number. Socci brought it down a level but kept the sass in tact for her tap solo to Bill Withers’ “Use Me.” Starting on the steps on one side of the stage, Socci tapped her way up and across the stage, and then all the way over to the steps on the other side, all while swaying her hips and keeping with the rhythm. For the intermediate jazz routine, the dancers donned all black and rather conspicuous gloves. This classic crime accessory acknowledged ZZ Ward’s lyrics to the jazzy “Put the Gun Down,” to which Carr and Paltauf’s choreography was set. One of the last routines of the night was an exceptionally emotional one, dedicated to a close friend that Paltauf lost earlier this year. The piece was a beautifully choreographed one, created by Carr and Paltauf. The dancers wore black shirts with spray-painted words representing the seven stages of grief.
Stereostyle who, according to their Facebook page, formed in 2008 and are now stationed in the D.C. area. The alternative/new wave trio, including members George Martin, Vincent Falcone and Theodore Allen, played their three-song set for the audience and judges. Of their performance, junior Chris Furino said, “They engaged each other and the audience well.” Next up on the stage was Greasy Hands, a seven-member band consisting of Loyola alumni. The group formed in Baltimore and
their first full-length album at the moment, so everyone should be on the lookout for that. You can also check them out on Twitter and Instagram, as well—they go by @ greasyhandsband. The third band of the night, and definite crowd favorite, was Amarant, a band comprised of current Loyola students. Their performance included a cover of “I Believe In a Thing Called Love” by the Darkness, complete with audience participation in the chorus lines. Although it was a crowd
The dancers repeatedly fell to their knees, thudding dramatically against the stage to the song “So Cold.” The number ended as Paltauf held up a sign bearing one word: acceptance. This was, without a doubt, the most emotional dance of the night, and was truly representative of the cathartic power the art of dance can have. The emotions continued to the show’s finale, when the three senior officers were reduced to tears as they were presented with gifts for all of their hard work. When thinking about her time as part of Dance Company and this year’s show in particular, Saad says, “Even though we were pressed for time with such an early show date, I believe this was the Dance Company’s best showcase yet. We’ve heard nothing but positive feedback, and I’m proud to have been a part of leading the largest student run club on campus, alongside the other senior officers Allie Paltauf and Alex Carr. Dance has been a huge part of our lives and it is sad to close that chapter, but we are so glad to have been able to share our passion for dance with the Loyola community and are leaving the company in good hands with our young talented dancers.” Although the Dance Company will not be the same next year without them, hopefully the new generation of leaders and dancers will be able to deliver equally amazing showcases in the years to come.
Battle of the Bands: The Palace at 4 a.m. takes the Loyolapalooza throne By Bridget Bunton Staff Writer While posted up at Starbucks for much of the afternoon on March 21, I couldn’t help but notice Event Services moving tons of stage equipment towards the second floor of the Andrew White Student Center. Anticipation had been building for WLOY’s biggest event of the year and the night had finally arrived. The campus radio station’s Late Night event that would determine which talented group would open for Loyolapalooza at the end of the semester, Battle of the Bands, kicked off at 8:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall. I got there around 8:40 p.m. and the hall was already filling up with over 60 students and fans of the contestants. Unlike most of the laid-back Late Night events of the year, WLOY and Event Services pulled out all the stops for this epic battle, complete with a platform stage, a collection of visual aesthetics with shifting stage lights and a stationed judges table in the center of the room. Those taking up the role similar to that of American Idol judges, like Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey, included musicians and Loyola professors Kevin Gift and Mark Osteen, promoter and musician Kevin Hock, Morphius Records’ Janne Mosser and musician/cartoonist Claire Anthony. Each band played a three-song set, and the judges would provide critique and commentary on various aspects of their performances, including the overall music, stage presence and connection with the audience. The first band to take the stage was
would surely be a success. Last but not least, The Palace at 4 a.m. took to the stage to perform their three-song set. While they had just performed at Relay for Life the previous weekend, the indie rock band’s performance seemed much more polished and put together than past performances, according to professor Mark Osteen, who recognized their practice and improvement as a group. Their songs, all originals, were catchy and upbeat. After the four bands performed and were critiqued, the judges went away to deliberate and decide which band would be the winner. The approximately 150 people in total attendance at the event waited for the final decision. After what seemed much longer than the mere five minutes it really was, the judges returned from their deliberation and announced the BOTB champions: The Palace at 4 a.m. The six-member band, which formed in 2010 and includes Chris Sweeney, Aaron Perseghin, Phil Bolton, Casey Miller, Dennis Mizzoni, and Aaron Pinto, will be the opening act for whomever is chosen to play at Loyolapalooza at the end of the term. “The opportunity to play at Loyolapalooza is especially exciting, since it will be one of our last experiences together as college students,” said Sweeney. Photo Courtesy of Bridget Bunton/The Greyhound The Battle of the Bands was truly an The Palace at 4 a.m. performing an original tune by bandmember Chris Sweeney. “epic battleground of sound” and a winner continues to play here. They reference their pleaser, the covers may have been what cost was finally chosen. Be sure not to miss The influences, such as Phish, on their Facebook the recently formed band the competition, as Palace at 4 a.m. at Loyolapalooza, one of the page, which were certainly apparent in their compared to the more original performances most anticipated events of the year. Get ready three-song set. They were lively, entertaining by the others. However, they are definitely to mark your calendars for next year’s epic and all around gave a solid performance. favorites with the Loyola community and I’m battle too—you’ll want to be there. Greasy Hands is in the process of recording sure a Late Night performance by the guys THE GREYHOUND
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Exploring the fundamentals of making art: From Known to Unknown By Samantha Van Doran Staff Writer The Julio Fine Arts Gallery is something that I walk past nearly every day and rarely ever go into, except to pop in and see my roommate when she worked there. I never walked in to just look at and appreciate the artwork, partly because I don’t know anything about art and that makes me nervous and partly because I’m always in a rush. However, this was not the case recently, when I strolled in to look at local artist Ann Rentschler’s exhibit, From Known to Unknown. The fine arts gallery is currently full of charcoal, graphite, yarn, wire and fabric hanging from the walls and sitting on the floor. As the title of her show quite accurately describes, Rentschler has taken everyday “known” items and turned them into something completely “unknown.” Ann Rentschler went to Vassar College and the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Her abstract and fascinating artwork has been reviewed by The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and City Paper. She has won several art awards including the Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist Award (in both 2002 and 2013) and a fellowship from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in 2003. Kay Hwang, the director of the Julio Fine Arts Gallery, curated a show several years ago that included some of Rentschler’s work. The show was for a non-profit organization, and it dealt with the subject matter of line.
When Hwang saw one of Rentschler’s line viewers get the chance to see for themselves or not, each piece in the exhibit can have drawings she knew that “down the line,” the extreme effort and the time put into countless interpretations, and none of them she wanted to work with her and do a show creating art. Some of the pieces, for example, are wrong. This is because Rentschler’s art, involving more of her own pieces. Kay met took years to make. while seemingly uncomplicated, is “daunting with the artist several times over the last year “ T h e p i e c e s a r e n ’ t p a r t i c u l a r l y and awe-inspiring.” and a half, and now the culmination of their complicated,” Kay said, “but they are For those of you who routinely walk past hard work is finally on display. overwhelmingly beautiful.” There is a kind the gallery door on your way to Starbucks, as Preparing for the exhibit meant planning it of sublime aspect to Ann Rentschler’s work I used to do, I encourage you to step inside with the layout of the gallery in mind, as each that really draws viewers in and makes and take a look around. Find out how her of Rentschler’s pieces (especially the one on them think. The show is not only intended pieces speak to you. And the sooner you do, the floor entitled “Pillows,” for example) is for Loyola’s art majors and minors, though the better: From Known to Unknown ends on large and even sometimes three-dimensional. it has the potential to benefit them a great April 4, right after Easter Break. The artist feels that Loyola’s gallery space deal. Whether you have a background in art is wonderful—very “light and airy”—and it accommodates her work well. She said that she is really pleased to have the opportunity to do a show at Loyola, especially with a “thoughtful and judicious curator” like Kay Hwang, and she is excited to be doing a oneperson show. From Known to Unknown is comprised of a set of pieces that Rentschler turned to basics, and restricted herself in order to discover “something fundamental about making art and [her] relationship to it.” When people walk into the gallery and look at her sculptures and drawings—which may look like dandelions to one person and an enormous eye to another—they can see the process of making art within them. Part of the reason Hwang wanted to do a show with Rentschler is so that Loyola’s art students at the beginner and intermediate levels could witness and appreciate this. Today, works Greg Stokinger/The Greyhound of art are often produced digitally and very Rentschler’s large and three-dimensional From Known to Unknown collection will be quickly; with Rentschler’s work, however, housed in the Julio Fine Arts Gallery until April 4.
A glimpse of the Arlington music scene: Tiffany Thompson and others By Eric Campos Staff Writer There are hundreds of ways to spend a Friday night and, honestly, about half of them get old pretty damn quick. Club music can become a drum, beat, beat, but has no life. Live music is always live—it’s a moving, breathing entity that shakes you into awareness saying, “wake up, it’s the weekend.” The trick then is finding the bands, musicians and places that will do this for you. It was a brisk Thursday afternoon on February 21 when I completed my drive into Arlington, Virginia. I passed the White House, Washington Monument and most of our country’s prized sites in several flashing minutes. D.C. is a marvel, but I wasn’t here to explore the capitol. Several months ago I was at the Teavolve Café in Baltimore where I caught a live performance of rising singer/songwriter Tiffany Thompson. The music has stayed with me ever since and led me to further investigate a truly gifted artist. This January, Tiffany released her latest album, One Voice. She has since been on tour to promote the album. Arlington was her next venue, and a home base. When she informed me of this, I was ready for a road trip. My destination was the IOTA club, but we agreed to meet before the show for a brief interview. During our latest interview, Tiffany revealed a core theme that appears in both her life and music: faith. I would not describe Tiffany’s music as solely Christian-
oriented or primarily geared towards a Christian audience. The music does not speak specifically on faith, but of moments in life itself, of which faith is an important element. “I’m not intentionally thinking about my faith, but my faith often influences the lyrics a bit due to that fact that when I was going through those real life experiences, I was praying for discernment and living in a community with people who encourage me,” said Tiffany. One can always speak directly on faith and religion, but it struck me how Tiffany was able to create music that alludes to faith without gospel. It shows that human stories through music can, on its own, hint to the divine. When it comes down to it, she really wants to create good music, her music, and that, in itself, should in be an expression of faith. The D.C. and Arlington areas also provide another inspiration for Tiffany: community. She tells me the area isn’t on the same level as Memphis or New York, but it is definitely an active location for music; it’s where local artists can build strong ties with their fans. Arlington sees a lot of touring acts pass through and provides several close and interesting venues to view shows; IOTA is among them. It’s not big or particularly elaborate, and it doesn’t need to be. The sound was great, the lighting adequate (though difficult to photograph in) and it was just an interesting place. I would describe IOTA as an underground coffee house-like scene. I would even say it has a noir quality to it as well—think, “play it again, Sam.” It’s a bar and a café, so it creates both a lively,
yet chilled, atmosphere. The show was a three-parter, Tiffany playing second in the line-up. Going back to her music itself—when you experience her live, you get an even greater sense that the music takes on a rising feeling. No loom-andgloom—it wants to pull you out of the seat and make you imagine the vivid lyrics. She put energy and heart into the performance, which really drove it home. People were both listening with thoughtful gazes or singing the lyrics, but the crowd was totally absorbed in the scene Tiffany was creating. She played several songs from her albums We are the Dreamers and One Voice, but she spiced things up with her own rendition of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” and more, all accompanied by excellent cellist Katie Chambers and drummer Ben Tufts. Joining Tiffany were two other performers, Kelly Mcrae and Flo Anito. Combined, these performers gave the night a unique blend you really wouldn’t find in a bigger venue. Mcrae and her husband are folk musicians. They actually spend much of their time traveling to venues and performing. Flo Anito offered a good conclusion to the night; her music takes on a kind jazz-pop splice up, a very unique sound and variable in the kinds of songs she performed, and they complimented each other. After watching the event, it was very appropriate that Tiffany performed in the middle. In many ways, her style segued between the other two different styles. All of these artists did very well, and I highly recommend checking them out. Arlington and its sights are a little over an
hour away. There is food, spirits and music that everyone can enjoy for low prices, and it comes at a visually interesting location. Tiffany is continuing her tour and will be moving all around the U.S. Check out her website at tiffanythompsonmusic.com.
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Top 10 hip-hop artists ‘if you don’t know now you know’ By Anthony Landi Staff Writer
As a genre, hip-hop is polarizing—you either love it or you hate it. Fans pick favorite artists and reject others at the drop of a hat. Here is a top 10 list of definitive hip-hop acts chosen by a dedicated fan of the genre based on their lyrics, originality, flow and overall package. A Tribe Called Quest: A Tribe Called Quest creates quintessential New York hip-hop music. Blending elements of jazz with catchy beats, they are able to bring conscious rap— rap music with a message—to the forefront of the scene. Q-Tip and Phife Dawg, the group’s leaders, deliver classic, intelligent verses with flows as distinct as their personalities. Their albums Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders are considered classics in the genre, with tracks like “Check the Rime” and “Award Tour” that still sound fresh at parties. Mos Def: Coming out of Brooklyn, Mos Def teamed up with fellow rapper Talib Kweli—a fantastic musician in his own right—and released Black Star, an album that was both insanely captivating and deeply spiritual, throwing him into the spotlight. Denouncing the trappings of a gangster life, Mos stresses messages of love, spirit and inner city empowerment. His solo career, though rocky, features some incredible efforts like Black on Both Sides and its party starter, “Ms. Fat Booty.”
The Notorious B.I.G.: As a fellow New Yorker, I am obliged to be a Biggie fan—it’s in my blood. His slow, mush-mouthed flow has become iconic with perhaps one of the most tragically curtailed careers in music history. His depiction of late ’80s/early ’90s NYC serves as an unflinching time capsule for when Brooklyn wasn’t full of hipsters and when you didn’t want to find yourself walking around in Times Square. Listen to “Machine Gun Funk” and “Big Poppa” for reminders as to why he did, and always will, matter. Public Enemy: Public Enemy is arguably the most important hip-hop group of all time. Chuck D and Flava Flav crafted a few of the most hyper political, black power albums of all time, with rhymes and flow heavy on speed and intelligence. “Fight the Power” is a song you could show to anyone who hates hip-hop to demonstrate the power and ingenuity the genre can have. Sadly, most people of our generation will only know Flava Flav as the Gremlin-looking guy from “Flavor of Love” and not as a musical revolutionary. Kanye West: Say what you’d like about the guy—I have plenty to say myself—but Kanye has made some really amazing music. Just listen to The College Dropout or Late Registration to jog your memory on the sharp rhymes and untouchable swagger that Kanye had out of the gate. Tragically, it seems that as Kanye’s paycheck gets bigger and bigger, his lyrics seem to get considerably
dumbed down—this is likely from hanging around the Kardashians. Nas: In the tussle for who would be the king of New York after the passing of Biggie, Nas ultimately lost to Jay-Z. Though Jay might have the bigger career, he isn’t half the rapper that Nas is. Illmatic, regarded as a classic off the bat, was released when Nas was only 21-years-old, depicting the grime and shadiness of the Queensbridge projects with eerily powerful detail. His career hasn’t been as stable since its strong start, but he drops great songs, like “Nasty” in 2012, just to remind us of his lyrical supremacy. MF DOOM: Daniel Dumile is perhaps the most mysterious man in hip-hop. Donning a metallic gladiator mask, the Long Island native has taken on the role of rap’s super villain, writing unhinged, heavily word-played verses for true hiphop heads. Producing most of his own work, he chops up bits and pieces of kung fu movies, films from the ’60s and ’70s and cartoons to make his beats, laying his smoky voice on top like an unsettling fog. Madvillian, his collaboration album with producer Madlib, is one of the most bizarre, off-kilter and endlessly listenable hip-hop albums of all time. The Wu-Tang Clan: The Wu-Tang Clan wasn’t a hip-hop group—they were a mob. With their classic debut album Return to the 36 Chambers, the RZA, the GZA, Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killa and ODB, to name a few, made names for themselves by wearing their love of vintage kung-fu flicks on their
sleeves and settling for nothing in their quest to make the most ferocious underground hip-hop around. “Bring Da Ruckus” and “Protect Ya Neck” are incredible testaments to hip-hop— even their solo efforts like Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and the GZA’s Liquid Swords are veritable classics in their own right. Kendrick Lamar: The young L.A. upstart popped up on my radar in 2011 with his debut Section 80. With rapidfire flow and smart lyrics, I quickly fell in love with songs like “ADHD,” “Hiii Power” and “Hol’ Up.” Since he dropped the unbelievable good kid m.A.A.d. city, Kendrick has become the biggest name in hip-hop, returning the genre to a place that is artful, intellectual and revered all at once. Outkast: Outkast was an incredibly talented group, despite the immense popularity of “Hey Ya.” Andre 3000’s southern drawl and Big Boi’s street smarts helped create some of the most wildly inventive and memorable hip-hop music ever put to tape. They constantly pushed boundaries, meshing the sounds of their native Georgia with elements of funk, rock, drum ‘n’ bass techno and gospel. They were so ahead of their time that we’re still trying to wrap our minds around Aquemini and Stankonia.
Cooking with Iggy: Walnut blondies with a maple butter sauce By Justine Borzumato Staff Writer
I love trying to recreate restaurant foods at home so that I can have them any time that I want. Applebee’s used to have an awesome blondie with a delicious sauce over the top that they served in a cast iron skillet. I am sure everybody has eaten it at least once in their life. This blondie tastes almost identical to that at Applebee’s, except it costs a lot less to make and you can have them absolutely any time you want. The blondie is dense and moist, but the sauce is creamy and smooth. There is nothing better than this blondie right out of the microwave topped with vanilla ice cream. Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a very large bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and walnuts. It is important to mix together all of your dry ingredients together before adding any wet ingredients
2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped walnuts 2/3 cup butter 2 cups brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1 cup white chocolate chips
so everything is evenly incorporated. If you can’t find pre-chopped walnuts, whole walnuts can easily be chopped by using a knife and rocking it back and forth over the nuts. In another bowl, melt the 2/3 cup butter for the blondies in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. If it is not completely melted, try whisking it around to break up any chunks. Don’t microwave it for much longer than a minute, as to not burn the butter. Once the butter is melted, stir in the 2 cups of brown sugar until it begins to dissolve. It will form a paste when everything is dissolved. Crack the egg into a separate bowl and beat until smooth. Mix in the vanilla extract. Pour this into the butter and brown sugar mixture and whisk together until everything is very smooth. Slowly stir the wet ingredients into the dry mixture you mixed together earlier. Make sure everything is combined evenly. The batter should be fairly thick. Now mix in the white chocolate chips so they are evenly dispersed throughout the batter. Prepare a 13 by 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spread the dough evenly into the bottom of the pan. You may need
Maple butter sauce ingredients:
¾ cup maple syrup ½ cup butter ¾ cup brown sugar
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After a long day of classes, treat yourself to this warm piece of deliciousness when you finish concocting your walnut blondies with maple butter sauce. to use your fingers or a spoon to push it into the corners. It will not easily flow out like a cake or brownie batter. Bake it in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top turns golden brown. While the blondies are baking you can make the sauce on the stovetop. In a small saucepan, melt ½ cup butter and the maple syrup together over low heat. If any higher, you risk burning the butter and maple syrup, which could create a very sticky mess. Slowly whisk the mixture so nothing has a chance to stick to the bottom of the pan. Once it begins to bubble, slowly stir in the ¾ cup brown sugar. Continue whisking over
low heat until the sauce becomes thick. You can leave it on the stove on low heat with a lid on it for about 30 minutes. Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container so that it can harden. You can easily put it in the microwave for 30 seconds and it will become a liquefied sauce again. Once the blondies are finished baking, allow them to cool slightly. Cut them into squares. Serve in a bowl with ice cream and plenty of sauce over the top. If they aren’t served right out of the oven, pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds with the sauce over the top and they will taste fresh out of the oven. Enjoy!
PAGE 14M Arts & Society Where is the love?: A look at the social epidemic of girl hate MARCH 26, 2013
By Katie Nolan Staff Writer
Jennifer Lawrence swept this year’s awards season, earning statues at nearly every awards ceremony she was nominated. In addition to earning praise for her onscreen persona, Lawrence won over the world off-screen with her charming personality. Yet Anne Hathaway, who piled up just as many accolades as Lawrence seemed to have had the exact opposite affect. Lawrence was lauded for her down-to-earth vibe and humorous acceptance speeches, but Hathaway was chided as being phony and overly emotional when she was presented with awards. Did Hathaway deserve such negative backlash? Both women accomplished virtually identical honors, yet they did not receive similar reactions. Where did these harsh feelings come from? The answer can be found in girl hate. Girl hate is when females put down other females because they can. This means they are demeaning toward others for issues ranging from haircuts to how someone speaks. They do not support their disdain with explanations; rather, they simply judge a book by its cover. In Hathaway’s case, people attacked everything about her. From tweets to newspaper articles, she was knocked down for her smile, teary-eyed acceptance speeches and, in a New York Daily News article, for “thank[ing] her husband too much”—who knew that was even possible. In the same
article, the writers put her down for only winning Best Supporting Actress, which obviously anyone could do. It is easy to understand why the public chose Lawrence over Hathaway—Lawrence is relatable. The golden girl made a Mean Girls reference in her People’s Choice Awards speech and tripped up the stairs to receive her Academy Award. It really is difficult not to love her. But does that mean Hathaway deserves hate? The main issue is that Hathaway now appears to have it all. In 2008, her then boyfriend Raffaello Follieri was arrested and convicted for fraud. Following that incident she was nominated for her first Academy Award for her role in Rachel Getting Married. While it was for Best Actress—listen up, Daily News—she received much more positive press. Women could like her because she was not perfect. But today she is wealthy, married and a successful actress with the trophies to prove it. Although most people who are dishing the dirt do not know her, they feel threatened, which is where most hatefulness from girls stems from. Females of all ages are rude to their peers because they are jealous, insecure and they feel powerful from making nasty comments. When you feel bad about yourself it is almost a natural reaction to put someone else down. Friends comfort friends by telling them how much prettier, smarter and better they are than others, which is the perfect way to cheer
someone up at the time; but now it seems to be ingrained in girls’ minds. People say mean things about Hathaway because it comforts them since they have not achieved all of their dreams like the beaming woman on screen. The women are also in control of what they say or post where other aspects of their lives they do not have so much control over. Once it is out and they get people to agree, it makes them feel reassured and they continuously go back to the same process. Social networks have made this problem a lot worse. Spitting ugly comments is easy and the feedback with likes or retweets is immediate. A lot of times, like in Hathaway’s case, these remarks are about people the girl does not know. Check your twitter feed and see how many tweets poke fun at complete strangers. Everyone is guilty of it, even this writer, but the escalation of these comments is alarming. There is so much disgust over simple things like wearing UGG boots and sweats to dinner. It might not be your personal preference, but phrases like “go die” or “bitch” in a negative connotation are really not necessary. It seems that girls have forgotten the power of the word “hate.” Not everyone is going to like everyone, but to chastise a person because she is excited, smiling or just walking is ridiculous. It seems that a lot of people need to pop in Mean Girls and listen to Taylor Swift’s “Mean” once or twice, and remember to think about others before you speak.
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It’s all Greek to me: Baltimore celebrates a week of Greek heritage By Carly Heideger Staff Writer
This past week, Baltimore celebrated a week of heritage and pride. Organized by the Baltimore-Piraeus Sister City Committee, the third annual Greek Week was celebrated from last Monday, March 18, to this past Sunday, March 24, culminating with a Greek Independence Day Parade in Baltimore’s very own “Greek Town” (located right next to Little Italy). The tagline of this year’s event was “The Mediterranean Diet: A Greek Journey through Food. I am a self-proclaimed “foodie,” so I was immediately excited to eat my way through a new culture. And yes, I thought of My Big Fat Greek Wedding the whole time. The week offered eager Greek celebrators of all kinds a variety of specials and discounts in all of Baltimore’s Greek restaurants. Among the 20 or so restaurants that participated in the celebration, my roommates and I decided to have lunch at Ouzo Bay, an upper scale restaurant on Lancaster Street in the downtown Inner Harbor. The interior was illuminated in low-lit blue lighting and covered in elegant, understated décor with a very chic feel to it; I felt as if I had been transported into an underwater sea by a Greek isle. With the exception of being able to make a mean Greek salad, with a little feta, olives, lemon juice and tomatoes, I am completely foreign to Greek food. I know that it involves a lot of fish, and the whole menu was basically that. We ordered a variety of dishes and I can honestly tell you we didn’t stop eating until we hit table. Everything was savory and incredible. From the appetizer of lamb meatballs to the main course of seafood
pasta, each dish was more appetizing than the has seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the last. The assortment of scallops and shrimp famous movie that explains it all—at least that adorned the pasta were fresh and had a to me—he responded, “It’s 100 percent how distinct lemon flavor. My favorite dish had to Greek families act; it’s intense but so full be the mousaka which is a Greek version of a of family. Except you use Windex to clean Have a great idea for the casserole. It has layers of potatoes, eggplants, windows.” Arts Section? cheese, ground beef, and it’s coated in a After feeling a little more cultured this bechamel sauce. Ouzo Bay is definitely a week, I think I may go out and try to Feelings on having Sudoku place to mention to Grandma next time she bake a specialty Greek dessert for all my instead of a crossword visits or for a different type of Valentine’s roommates. Baklava, which apparently is Day date. extremely difficult, may be on the menu, but puzzle? T h e w h o l e w e e k i s i n h o n o r o f with the power of the Greek culture behind E-mail us at Greek Independence Day, just as their me, anything’s possible. For the rest of you greyhoundarts@gmail. website invitation offers, “J o i n u s a s Greyhounds who don’t get the pleasure w e p r o m o t e t h e G r e e k c u l t u r e a n d of having roommates with an enormous com or tweet us @ celebrate Greek Independence Day!” appetite, go out and explore Greek Town and artsgreyhound G r e e k I n d e p e n d e n c e D a y i s a d a y some of the many different restaurants and of celebration to commemorate the experiences they have to offer. revolution that was fought between the now Greeks and Ottoman Empire from 1821 to 1832. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the Greeks waged war for their independence from the last of the Ottoman rulers on the Aegean Sea. In May of 1832, Greece was finally recognized as a nation-state and the event has since been celebrated as a national holiday. CBS Baltimore reports, “We are proud of our heritage and we want other people to enjoy it too. We have good food and good music and we have a lot of good culture, and we want to promote it,” said Diane Homberg, chairwoman of the Baltimore-Piraeus Sister City Committee. Even local college students think it is important to celebrate the week. “The Greek community isn’t as big as it used to be, so it’s important we all come together and show and share our pride for our great culture,” says University of Baltimore Photo Courtesy of Flickr.com freshman Matt Stiars. And when asked if he Mousaka, a Greek speciality of eggplants, cheese, ground beef and a bechamel sauce. THE GREYHOUND
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Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Dragon
Crabcake specials at Koco’s Pub and Grill
5-9 p.m. $15 Hamilton
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Egg Babies Orchestra
Art of the Ancient Americas
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Zoo Event Bunny Bonan Zoo 10-2 p.m. $16.50 Maryland Zoo Druid Hill Park
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H oroscopes By Linda Black/MCT Aries (March 21-April 19)—Creative work has a bittersweet flavor, and it still tastes good. Commit to what you believe in. But don’t bite off more than you can chew right now. Taurus (April 20-May 20)—Delays can be surprisingly fun. Check for changes before proceeding. If you’re going to be late, call. Don’t rest on your laurels just yet. Continue to put in extra effort. Gemini (May 21-June 21)—It requires getting everyone aligned to move forward to get the task done ... but it’s worth it. Imagine the project complete, and work backwards to see what steps are necessary. Cancer (June 22-July 22)—Relationship frustration and disagreement requires a step back. A solution is available, if you listen. Relax and breathe deeply. Look from the other’s viewpoint. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)—Don’t try to bend the rules. It’s not worth the energy. It may require discipline to do what’s needed, rather than plot alternatives, but it’s ultimately the easiest route. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)—Use an opportunity to dig deeper into a favorite subject. Your ability to concentrate gets enhanced marvelously. Express your true feelings gently at work. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)—When it comes to money, now’s the time to watch and learn.
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View the situation from a different perspective, and then exceed all expectations. You may have to travel to get what you want. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)—You’re in the spotlight today and tomorrow. Beat a deadline. Don’t spend all your money on bills...one little treat’s nice. Get together face to face for best results Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)—Venture farther out. Grasp the next opportunity. Compromise is required. Keep your objective in mind, and make the changes you desire. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)—The action today is behind the scenes. Move files to storage or organize structures. You can afford a special treat (although saving counts the same as earning). Maintain selfcontrol. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)—Cultivate the ground. You’re learning, with practice. Friends are eager to help and vie for your attention. Seek help from a female teacher. Stick with the rules and routine. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)—Complete an old project, and stick with what worked before. Do a good job and increase your status. Keep a discovery private, for now. Travel and romance look good for the next two days.
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MARCH 26, 2013
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Greyhounds roll into CIT quarterfinals with win over KSU By Pat Terwedo Sports Editor Erik Etherly clearly isn’t ready for his college career to end; the Loyola forward scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his third triple double of the season. The Greyhounds never trailed as they cruised past Kent State, 73-59. “It was a good effort. Kent State has 21 wins…they played really tough,” head coach Jimmy Patsos. The Hounds got off to a fast start in the first half, opening up a 13-4 lead on the Golden Flashes. Etherly and Dylon Cormier each scored 12 points in the first half. Cormier came off the bench for the first time this season for an unspecified reason and scored 18 points. Kent State struggled to find their offense early on and was unable to stop the Hounds. Kent State was able to pull within three with 3:34 left in the first half. Despite going into the half trailing 31-25, Kent State matched Loyola in field goal percentage at 30 percent. The difference coming from the free throw line, where Loyola was 11 for 11 in
line. Etherly went to the line 19 times in the game, converting 17 of his attempts. “For Erik, getting to the line has always been his thing. I think not being scouted as much really helped Erik. They weren’t ready to just run and double team him…He got some room and did a lot of damage,” Patsos said. His 17 makes were one shy of the school record, set by Jamaal Barney in 2009 against NJIT. Kent State failed to capitalize on opportunities in the second half, especially midway through when the Hounds failed to convert a field goal for over four minutes. The Greyhounds found themselves in foul trouble late in the second half when Olson, Julius Brooks, Anthony Winbush and Jordan Latham all were playing with four fouls. Winbush would later foul out with 1:36 remaining in the game. “He [Winbush] had five points and five Jerrod Ridgeway/The Greyhound rebounds. It doesn’t mean anything. He guarded that guy. Chris Evans is on NBA Loyola’s wins against Boston University and Kent State have earned them a spot in lists, and he just stopped that guy,” Patsos the CIT quarterfinals. They will play East Carolina Tuesday night at 7 p.m. said. Chido Onyiuke scored his first career the first half and 29 for 33 for the game. Kent Olson found his shot in the second half points off two free throws in the second State struggled from the line in the first half, and scored 10 points for the Hounds. Loyola half. six for 10. Robert Olson was held scoreless was able to hold their lead in the second The Hounds move on to face East Carolina on five attempts in the first half. half with hot shooting from the free-throw in the CIT quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Men’s lacrosse downs Michigan in ECAC play By Chris Singlemann Staff Writer The number 6/9 Greyhounds manhandled the struggling unranked Wolverines 10-3 on Saturday afternoon in Michigan, extending their win streak to three games. The Greyhounds improved to 7-2 on the season and 3-0 in the ECAC while sporting a better record away (4-1) than at home (2-1). After a scoreless tie for the first 9:35 of the game, senior attacker Mike Sawyer found the back of the net for the Greyhounds. By the end of the first quarter, the Greyhounds were up 3-1. At the half, the Greyhounds were sitting on a 5-1 advantage after shutting out the Wolverines. Before the end of the third quarter, the Greyhounds had extended their lead 9-3. By the fourth quarter, they had shut out the Wolverines for a second time before adding one more goal. The Greyhounds’ defense was key in the victory as they forced 18 turnovers, only allowed three goals on 26 shots and had a 31-17 advantage off ground balls. Junior defender Joe Fletcher, sophomore long-stick midfielder Pat Frazier, senior defender T.J. Harris and senior short-stick midfielder Josh Hawkins were responsible for half of the turnovers as they totaled nine. Junior goalie Jack Runkel and freshman goalie Jimmy Joe Granito aided the defense as they combined for seven saves. Runkel blocked four shots and surrendered one goal in the first half, while Granito allowed three more goals. Senior long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff led all players with eight ground balls and also had one assist.
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Loyola remains undefeated in ECAC league play as they defeated the Michigan Wolverines 10-3 on Saturday afternoon. The Hounds are 4-1 on the road and continue their five-game road stint next weekend at Ohio State. On the offensive side, the Greyhounds dominated possession by winning 11 of 17 faceoffs after sophomore midfielder Blake Burkhart successfully won 9 of 15 attempts, while sophomore midfielder Brendan Donovan assisted two more after both of his successful attempts. They also outshot the Wolverines 40-26. Freshman attacker Zach Herreweyers and senior attacker Mike Sawyer’s both had hat tricks, while junior attacker Justin Ward added two goals, senior short-stick midfielder Josh Hawkins had one goal
and senior midfielder Phil Dobson scored one goal. Senior midfielder Davis Butts, sophomore attacker Nikko Pontrello and junior midfielder Kevin Ryan each had one assist. Both sides of the Greyhounds’ play were enough to overwhelm the Wolverines, as they never trailed throughout the game. The Wolverines are now 0-9 on the season and 0-3 in the ECAC following their loss. Although the Greyhounds had two more penalties than the Wolverines (3-1) and consequently a 1:30 disadvantage and two fewer extra-man opportunities, and 11
turnovers, the Wolverines were not able to capitalize. Offensively, senior midfielder Thomas Paras, sophomore attacker Will Meter and freshman attacker all scored one goal, while freshman midfielder Kyle Jackson had the only assist. The Greyhounds look to keep their streak alive as they battle Ohio State University on Saturday, March 30, at Ohio State, before coming back home to play Fairfield and Denver in April.
MARCH 26, 2013
Women’s lacrosse earns big wins in BIG EAST
By Amanda Ghysel and Chris Singlemann Assistant Sports Editor and Staff Writer
In a Friday night game under the lights at the Ridley Athletic Complex, the number 16 women’s lacrosse team took on number 20 Louisville to start off Big East play. The Greyhounds, who were coming off of a three game losing streak, were down 5-3 at halftime, but would score five unanswered goals to open the second half and win the game 11-6. Louisville opened up the scoring early, just 33 seconds into the game, as Erika Eipp ran around from the behind the cage and dropped it in past freshman goalie Molly Wolf. Eipp would score again just six minutes later and Katie Oliverio would score right on the doorstep with 22:31 left in the first half to round out Louisville’s three-goal run. Both teams would find the back of the net but have their goals erased due to dangerous follow through calls. Hannah Schmitt then tallied the first goal for Loyola after charging up the middle and firing it in for the score with 14:03 to play in the first. Schmitt would then give up a free position shot before passing it off to Kara Burke who punched it in for the goal. Louisville’s Nikki Boltja would score twice in a row to keep the Hounds at bay. Loyola would wrap up the scoring with 1:39 to play as Schmitt recorded her second of the day as she beat two defenders up the middle and fired it into the back of the net as she ran past the cage. The Cardinals would wind down the clock and take a shot with seconds left but Wolf came up with the save to keep the score at 5-3 going into the half. Coming out of the locker room, the Greyhounds hit the ground running. Loyola’s Kara Burke won the opening draw and ran the ball into the box. Burke found Schmitt cutting to the cage who then scored her third goal just 11 seconds into the half. Sydney Thomas would then tie the game at five with 27:40 to play. Under two minutes later, Taryn VanThof scored off an assist from Thomas while the Greyhounds were a man up. Wolf would keep the Cardinals scoreless
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Ten different Greyhounds scored in Loyola’s 19-0 route of Cincinnati on Sunday. as she turned away a shot attempt while the Greyhounds were man down. Annie Thomas would then run around the crease and throw it in past Cardinals’ goalie Ashley Herbst. Joanna Dalton then squeezed between two defenders and scored off a free position attempt to cap off the Greyhound’s five-goal run. Coming out of a timeout, Louisville’s Courtney Daley was one on one with Molly Wolf but she came up with yet another point blank save. However, Daley would score on her next attempt off a bounce shot to bring the Cardinals within two with 7:52 to play. That was the last goal the Cardinals would score though as Wolf made two more saves and Sydney Thomas scored off of an ensuing transition. Schmitt put in her fourth and final of the day on an extra man opportunity with just 1:12 to play. Burke finished up the scoring with some fancy stick work right on the crease just 12 seconds later. Loyola won the final draw control and ran out the clock to win their conference opener. Despite the stats being mostly equal at
halftime, Louisville made only one save in the second half to Loyola’s four and the Cardinals converted only one of their seven shots. Following the game, Head Coach Jen Adams’ remarked that her halftime speech consisted of “Put the ball in the back of the net.” The Greyhounds did just that, converting 8 of 13 shot attempts for goals in the second half. Louisville’s Head Coach Kellie Young attributed the loss to an “offensive meltdown.” Meanwhile, Molly Wolf finished the game with eight saves and one caused turnover. Taryn VanThof won five draw controls and Sydney Thomas had four ground balls for the Greyhounds. Hannah Schmitt was named the Player of the Game after tallying four goals and one assist. The Greyhounds continued their successful BIG EAST opening weekend Sunday afternoon when they served the Cincinnati Bearcats a handy 19-0 defeat. The victory was Loyola’s first shutout since 1998 and the ninth in program history. “To a hold a team off the board is huge,”
physical, but they’re so heavily weighted on the mental capacity,” said Malouf, who made the team as a junior and became captain this year. The tryout for the Marksmanship Club consists of a basic teaching of how to hold and shoot a rifle by NRA certified instructors. For safety, these instructors teach students the basics in a classroom before taking them out onto the range. Then, a skills test is taken in which students shoot about 20 bullets from the three different positions of prone, standing and kneeling. Based on performances in the tryout, the club will add two or three new members each year. The club practices twice a week at a shooting range in Timonium, Maryland. The small-bore rifles that are used by the club are kept at the range inside a Loyola specific safe. This way, students only have to bring their
shooting equipment when they go to the range via motor pool services. As for matches, the Marksmanship Club schedules between three to five every year, but Malouf is trying to increase that number. “We’d like to get that up to about 10 matches a year, but its hard when its a club team and commitment isn’t as good as what we want,” said Malouf. Their last match, the MAC Qualifiers, was held at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia on Super Bowl Sunday. Participants in a competitive marksmanship match have two hours to shoot 60 paper targets from three positions. The targets are only an inch in diameter and the small-bore rifles do not have scopes. Twenty shots are taken from the prone, standing and kneeling positions before participants receive their final scores.
said Adams. Annie Thomas would open scoring for the Hounds 3:36 into the game when she came around the side of the net and buried the ball behind Cincinnati keeper Meg Gulmi. Senior Joanna Dalton would capitalize less than two minutes later, when her bouncing shot trickled in through the legs of Gulmi. Loyola would be down a player for two minutes after Burke was issued a yellow card, but the Greyhounds would hold possession throughout Cincinnati’s extraman opportunity. Annie Thomas would score her second of the afternoon, before Dalton netted two more, earning a hat trick. A yellow card to senior Ashley Cahill would leave the Greyhounds down a player again, but the Hounds would score a shorthanded goal, with redshirt junior Cassandra Cursaro earning her first goal of the season. Loyola would net two more, one from Cahill and one from junior Marlee Paton, to go up 8-0, before Cincinnati even recorded its first shot of the game. Going into the break, Loyola was leading 11-0, with the mercy rule in effect. This was the second time the Greyhounds had held a team scoreless in a half this season. Loyola would repeat the same feat in the second half, scoring eight more goals and allowing none. Dalton would finish the game with four goals, tying her career high. “I just got in a good spot at the right time,” said the senior co-captain. Paton netted three of her own, with Annie Thomas, Cursaro and freshman Katrina Geiger each recording two. “This is a very selfless team,” Adams commented, saying the points and ballhandling were “distributed well” amongst her players in the win Sunday. This weekends victories, which were much-needed confidence-boosters for the team, bring Loyola to 2-0 in BIG EAST conference play and 4-5 overall. “We’re learning to play Loyola lacrosse for 60 minutes,” said Adams. “I think we’re finally hitting our stride.”
Marksmanship club learns safety, rifle skills By Michael Neidhart Staff Writer
The Marksmanship Club is a very unique club team that is looking to expand the sport’s prominence at Loyola. The club team is a part of the Mid-Atlantic Conference, a rifle conference composed of 17 schools including Loyola, Princeton and the Naval Academy, as well as several Pennsylvania schools. Currently in their offseason, the Marksmanship Club has about two or three open spots each year. Senior Bob Malouf, a captain of the team this past year, sees marksmanship as a mental sport more than anything else. “I was always pretty fascinated with shooting sports, because they’re not entirely
“By that time you’re just mentally drained, it’s not really physically draining,” said Malouf of the entire process. Many members of the Marksmanship Club had never even held a firearm before the tryout process, including Malouf. However, “their confidence level just goes up once they realize that this isn’t meant for self-defense, this is a rifle that’s designed for shooting targets, it’s a sport,” said Malouf. Above all else, Malouf wants the Marksmanship Club to continue to achieve its main goal of having fun. Graduating this spring, he is confident that the club sport will continue to grow in popularity. “We don’t try to push firearms on people, we don’t try to get them to join the NRA; we just try to promote the sport of competitive riflery,” said Malouf.
MARCH 26, 2013
Dominican Republic goes unbeaten in WBC By Jim Hogan Staff Writer Baseball, once famously—and still in some circles—considered America’s pastime, has failed in the World Baseball Classic a third straight time. Team USA, loaded with All-Stars and arguably some of the greatest players in the world, struggled again in the WBC just as it did in 2006 and 2009. The WBC is a tournament consisting of 16 countries separated into four pools. It is considered baseball’s Olympics, as the sport is no longer an Olympic sport. Winning the tournament is essentially taking gold, representing your country as the world baseball champion. Every player on team USA’s roster plays in the Major Leagues, many of which are some of the top players in the league. Joe Mauer is one of the best catcher’s in baseball. Ryan Braun has a case for being one of the best hitters in the entire world. Giancarlo Stanton displays more raw power than probably any hitter in the world. R.A. Dickey won the 2012 NL Cy Young award last year. Craig Kimbrel looks like he could reach Mariano Rivera status—then again, there is only one Mo. How did a group selected by one of baseball’s gurus and all-time greatest minds, Joe Torre, select a team that failed? How did a third group of Major League players lose in international play? Sure, one could argue that teams like the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Canada and others have Major League Baseball players on their rosters too. And yes, this year’s tournament displayed some of baseball’s best representing their countries: Robinson Cano (Dominican Republic), Jose Reyes (Dominican Republic), Yadier Molina (Puerto Rico), Carlos Beltran (Puerto Rico), Miguel Cabrera (Venezuela), Carlos Gonzalez (Venezuela) and Joey Votto (Canada). Even so, that is not an excuse for the U.S. not winning. In round one, the U.S. was in Pool D with Mexico, Italy and Canada. They lost to Mexico 5-2, beat Italy 6-2 and advanced to round two with a 9-4 win over Canada. Round two the U.S. took down Puerto Rico 7-1, lost to the Dominican Republic 3-1 and in a win-or-go-home game against Puerto Rico they came up short 4-3 and failed to make it to the Championship Round. MLB and the MLB Player’s Association created the WBC and yet the country responsible for the classic can’t even win let alone reach the championship game in three tries now. Is there a solution for the United States to win the 2017 WBC? First off, getting players to want to participate is one of the biggest challenges. Yes, the U.S. lineup was, on paper, the best in the tournament. When the U.S. has Stanton hitting seventh and eighth in the first few games, that is plain scary for opposing pitchers. The bench was made up of quality major leaguers, some even MLB starters in Shane Victorino and Ben Zobrist—but these players knew their role on the team.
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The Dominican Republic became the first team to ever go undefeated in the World Baseball Classic, defeating rival Puerto Rico to win the 2013 title. Players like that are needed and many times considered more valuable than taking an All-Star and sitting him down on the bench to watch. Pitching was not as strong as the line-up was for the U.S. A rotation of R.A. Dickey, Ryan Vogelsong, Derek Holland and Gio Gonzalez is more than respectable. When combined, some have been named to All-Star games and some have even pitched in the World Series. Those four are not America’s best though. Justin Verlander? David Price? Matt Cain? Clayton Kershaw? Cole Hamels? With all due respect to the U.S. starters in this year’s classic, a rotation with a couple of or all of the pitchers previously mentioned would have been much better. Granted, some pitchers are coming off a season in which they had an injury, some pitchers do not want to risk getting injured even though they pitch in Spring Training games and some do not want to spend time away from their Major League clubs. Meanwhile, the classic does put pitch limits on pitchers in each round so teams cannot overuse them. Also, some MLB teams limit how many pitches their pitchers can throw—take for instance, Yovani Gallardo of the Milwaukee Brewers. Pitching for team Mexico, Gallardo was limited to 50 pitches against the U.S. Therefore, it’s disappointing not to see someone like David Price pitch over Derek Holland. No disrespect to Holland; it’s just
not even close. Torre had to have contacted baseball’s top pitchers before making his way down his list to ask the pitchers he took to the tournament. The bullpen was solid. Torre stuck to a group of relief pitchers that all, for the most part, had fantastic seasons last year. While Jeremy Affeldt, Steve Cishek and Tim Collins are not household names, they are proven and worthy relief pitchers. Aside from getting more Major Leaguers interested and willing to represent their country, something else needs to happen: there needs to be a culture shift for the U.S. The U.S. needs to play with more passion. Not that some of the players didn’t, but they all need to take a lesson out of Captain America, David Wright’s book and play like it actually means something. Mexico beat the U.S. because they wanted to—they were more into the game. The Dominican Republic defeated the U.S. because it wasn’t an exhibition, it was more than a game and it was bragging rights over who was better. Quite honestly, the U.S. just seemed less interested and their efforts showed. It’s even evident watching the games how the fans in attendance differ. Every game the U.S. played was either in Arizona or Miami and yet opposing fans seemed louder, more fanatical. Occasionally, a muffled, “U-S-A,” chant would emerge for a few seconds but that seemed about it. Is it because players in the States are more
concerned with the upcoming MLB season? Are they worried about getting injured, when they can just as easily get hurt during spring training? Is it because they’d rather be with the club feeding them millions of dollars to play? Could it be that the U.S. players have become so overly confident that they feel superior to any other nation because they play in the best league in the world and a silly tournament in March can’t change that? Watching the Dominican Republic win against the U.S. was quite the spectacle— Fernando Rodney and his notoriously sideways cap closed the game and followed it up with his routine over-the-top victory celebration. Players jumped around the field like they had just won the Little League World Series. But these were grown men. They just defeated the “supposed” best baseball country in the world. Then again, the International Baseball Federation has the U.S. ranked second in the world behind Cuba. However, this year’s Championship Round in San Francisco consists of the following four teams: Japan, Netherlands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Until the United States collectively cares about this tournament, until they all come to play, they will remain an embarrassment to those who care and think it’s inexcusable to perform the way they did.
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