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Volume CXLIII, Number 8

Class of 2011 Nobel Gift Supports Laureate Discusses Career Advising for Alumni African Spirituality By Mallory Rowley Maroon-News Staff

After six days of online voting, the senior gift from the Colgate University Class of 2011 was chosen on Wednesday, October 13. The results from the first round of online voting were too close for a clear winner to be determined. Therefore, the Senior Class Gift Committee (SCGC) conducted a second online voting event that began on Thursday, October 7. Seniors voted between an Endowed Class Scholarship or an Alumni Career Services Pilot Program. With only 413 seniors, or 58 per-


Making Sense of the Tea Pary. B-2


THE KNIGHT’S TEMPER: V.S. Naipaul presented to students, faculty and President Herbst as part of the Living Writers series, yet often refused to answer questions posed by attendees.

By Thomas Wiley Assistant Editor

Restaurant Reviews Return! C-1


Carly Keller

Men’s Soccer is 4-0 in the Partiot League. D-7

October 21, 2010

On Friday, October 15, writer V.S. Naipaul, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature took part in the Living Writers series. Naipaul read from his latest book The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief to an audience assembled in Love Auditorium and also took part in a separate discussion with students taking the Living Writers class. In his non-fiction work The Masque of Africa, Naipaul explores “the nature of African belief ” in the style of a travelogue, reporting on his recent journeys among the African people. In the passage that he read to a near-capacity crowd in Love Auditorium, Naipaul described a conversation he had with a native he met in the Sub-Saharan nation of Gabon concerning the man’s spirituality. “I am interested in earth religions,” Naipaul said to an open forum of the Living Writers class that was streamed live on the Colgate website. “These are the religions that take you back to the beginning of things … They are

rough, crude.” The native man with whom Naipaul talked held primal beliefs as opposed to those of the modern religions in Africa, such as Christianity and Islam. His religion was one of the “forest,” inspired by Gabon’s grand, lush rainforests. Naipaul took a special interest in this man’s belief in an “energy” that gave the forest its divine element. The man’s belief in this energy inspired him to devise ritual paths through the dense forest underbrush and offer tribute to past ancestors by placing forest foods soaked in rum on their graves. Rites of initiation under this system of tribal belief included smearing boys in bananas as they reached sexual maturity in a secret ritual. “I was dazzled by this man,” Naipaul told the Living Writers class. “He spoke clearly as a believer.” Naipaul is best known as a novelist. Among his most famous works are A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River and Miguel Street. In addition to winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001, Naipaul also received the Booker Continued on page A-4

cent of the senior class, casting their votes in the first round, every member of the gift committee agreed that it was appropriate to set up the online “Senior Gift Vote Run-Off.” In the original vote, the Alumni Career Services Pilot Program and the Endowed Class Scholarship, received 127 and 124 votes, respectively. The other two choices in the first round of voting included endowment to support sustainability and aid for Study Abroad programs, which received 96 and 66 votes, respectively. The results of the “Run-Off” election were 203 to 179 in favor of the Alumni Career Services Pilot Program. Continued on page A-3

Changes for Off-Campus Housing on the Horizon By Jessica Blank Maroon-News Staff

Housing both on- and off-campus has been a recurrent issue throughout the past decade at Colgate. However, it has become even more of a concern as different options are explored to accommodate the Class of 2014, one of the largest in Colgate’s history. The Of-

fice of Residential Life (Res Life) will have to rethink its policies and processes surrounding student housing in the future, including the Neighbor to Neighbor Program, better known as the Off-Campus Housing Initiative. The program was created by Tim Mansfield in 2001 in an attempt to improve the “town and gown” Continued on page A-4

GOODBYE ROSITA’S, HELLO NEWELL: Off-campus housing is causing controversy up the Hill due to potential Residential Life regulations.



October 21, 2010


Monday, 10/4 12:33 a.m.: An ill student at Drake Hall was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety. 9:35 a.m.: Received a report of a motor vehicle accident, a hit and run, which occurred in the Case-Geyer Library parking lot. 12:30 p.m.: A staff member reported damage to a university owned vehicle. It is unknown when or where the vehicle was when the damage occurred.

Tuesday, 10/5 4:37 p.m.: Received a report of a motor vehicle accident, a hit and run, which occurred in the 104 Broad Street (Sophomore Wellness Living) parking lot. 9:13 p.m.: Residents of Brigham House were cited for possession of candles, a violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process.

Wednesday, 10/6 2:31 a.m.: Students at Curtis Hall were cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Case referred for disciplinary process.

Thursday, 10/7 6:24 p.m.: A student was injured while playing soccer on Whitnall Field. First aid was administered by Campus Safety. 11:48 p.m.: Underage students in Andrews Hall were cited for possession of alcohol. Case referred for disciplinary process.

Friday, 10/8 12:45 a.m.: A student was found in possession of a fraudulent driver’s license at 88 Hamilton Street (Campus Safety Office). Case referred for disciplinary action. 2:54 a.m.: A student at Curtis Hall reported being injured on 10/7/10 while playing Rugby on Academy Field and requested a transport to Community Memorial Hospital. 4:20 a.m.: A student was found in possession of fraudulent identifications at 88 Hamilton Street (Campus Safety Office). Case referred for disciplinary action. 6:48 p.m.: A staff member reported damage to repair equipment at Reid Athletic Center. 10:09 p.m.: Underage students at Parker Apartments were cited for possession of alcohol and playing drinking games, a violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process.

Saturday, 10/9 9:46 p.m.: Residents of Parker Apartments were cited for possession of candles, a violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process.

Sunday, 10/10 11:36 a.m.: Underage students at the Townhouse Apartments were cited for possession of alcohol and having an unregistered party in violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process.

Monday, 10/11 No case activity reported.

Tuesday, 10/12 No case activity reported.

Wednesday, 10/13 12:39 a.m.: Residents of University Court Apartments were cited for violating the university’s sexual misconduct policy. Case referred for disciplinary process.

Thursday, 10/14 11:57 a.m.: Received a report of a fire on a stove at Newell Apartments that was extinguished prior to arrival of Campus Safety and the Hamilton Fire Department. A student was injured while trying to extinguish the fire and transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. 7:30 p.m.: Campus Safety assisted the Hamilton Police Department on Broad Street with a motor vehicle-pedestrian personal injury accident. The student was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance.

Friday, 10/15 7:35 p.m.: Students at Shepardson House were cited for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and smoking in a residence hall, a violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process.

Saturday, 10/16 12:16 a.m.: Fire alarm at Drake Hall was caused by a maliciously activated pull station.

10:33 p.m.: Underage students at West Hall were cited for possession of alcohol and playing drinking games, a violation of university regulations. One intoxicated student was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety. Case referred for disciplinary process. 10:48 p.m.: Students at University Court Apartments were cited for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and smoking in a residence hall, a violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process. 11:50 p.n.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at Andrews Hall who was left in the care of a friend. Case referred for disciplinary process.

Sunday, 10/17 12:04 a.m.: An underage intoxicated student was injured after falling at Andrews Hall and was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary process. 2:44 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated at Curtis Hall who was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary process. 3:34 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at Cobb House who was left in the care of a friend. Case referred for disciplinary process. 12:45 p.m.: Students at the Townhouse Apartments were cited for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and smoking in a residence hall, a violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process. 2:10 p.m.: Received a report of suspicious activity at J.C. Colgate Hall.

Women’s Groups Fight Breast Cancer By Taylor Fleming Maroon News Staff

On Sunday, October 17, the Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition (BCAC) and the Sorella Society teamed up to host a kickball tournament on Whitnall Field. The tournament kicked off at three o’clock and lasted until after five, narrowing down to two teams in a championship round. Because both BCAC and the Sorella Society are two groups on campus dedicated to women’s issues, members believed a kickball tournament would be a great way to raise money and awareness for this dreadful, but prevalent disease. “We felt by holding a recreational event that would encourage the community to come together for a good cause would raise awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyles and particularly methods of early detection and adequate education, and also about the relevance of breast cancer on this campus alone. It has touched countless families,” senior Katie Downey, a member of both the Sorella Society and BCAC said. The two groups decided to donate all the proceeds from the kickball tournament to the Keep a Breast Foundation. The 501c3 non-

going to the Keep a Breast Foundation. Like the students involved in BCAC and the Sorella Society, young people orchestrate many of the events. In fact, the Keep a Breast Foundation prides itself on its “leading youth” and “cutting edge art events and awareness programs.” The most recent campaign of KICKING OUT CANCER: Students compete for the glory and the Keep a Breast the cause in a competitive tournmanent hosted by the Breast Foundation is entitled “I heart boobies!” The Cancer Awareness Coalition and the Sorella Society. kickball tournament Quincey Spagnoletti tanks modeled this profit organization, with a mission statement campaign by sporting the phrase “Hakunama almost identical to that of the Colgate Uni- Ta-Tas,” with the “a’s” in “Ta-Tas” represented versity’s Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition, by pink breast cancer ribbons. seemed like the most appropriate place to Despite a week of bad weather and a parsend the events donations. ticularly ominous morning, Sunday’s event Their website, went off without a hitch. The two commithighlights, in blog form, some of the recent tees involved arrived around two o’clock to events that have been held with all profits set up a buffet of snacks and Gatorade and

a speaker system that let the whole campus in on the event. Teams, formed prior to the tournament, donated 12 dollars per person to participate. Though not every team that signed up participated, there was a large player turnout and even a large spectator crowd. The kickball tournament was especially unique for the Sorella Society because it was the first time sophomore members, who joined this past September, were able to help organize and experience one of the society’s philanthropic events. “It was great to be part of the preparing and organizing, and it was awesome that we got to form a team of our own as well. A fun time was definitely had by all,” sophomore and new member of the Sorella Society Ellen Callahan said. The donations will be tallied and a total will be announced at the next meetings of the Sorella Society and the BCAC. Based on the turnout and popularity of this year’s event, however, both organizations can already count Sunday’s kickball tournament as a victory and a great example of how two clubs on campus can come together in the face of a devastating disease. Contact Taylor Fleming at


October 21, 2010



Economics STRIPPED

Unemployment 101: Supply, Demand and a Splash of Sarcasm By Jenn Carey Arts and Features Editor

After seeing an unemployed 2008 Colgate graduate featured in a recent New York Times article on job market prospects, it is difficult for students not to worry about life – or potential paychecks – after graduation. Unemployment has become a common (albeit depressing) topic of conversation against which not even the Colgate bubble can insulate students. As politicians talk about creating jobs to remedy unemployment in the rush towards the mid-term elections, here are some stripped down facts about the unemployment situation. Generally, the unemployed are those individuals who are out of work, but actively searching for a job. In economic terms, unemployment occurs when the supply of laborers exceeds the demand for labor. Relaxing on a couch while singing “If I Only Had a Job” typically does not constitute unemployment. This individual would not be “supplying” himself to the labor market, and thus, would not be considered a part of the labor force. However, for those out-of-work individuals who are job-hunting, they find themselves in good company. For the month of September, the national unemployment rate was 9.6 percent, equating to 14.8 million people. This is almost double the population of New York City and about 4,000 times the population of the little hamlet of Hamilton. Since the onset of the recession in 2007, unemployment rates steadily rose from around 4.6 percent to a peak of 10.1 percent in October 2009. While many economists and politicians draw parallels between the current recession and the Great Depression, the peak unemployment figures of October 2009 do not even come close to the unemployment peak of nearly 25 percent during the Depression era. However, when taking into account those full-time employment seekers who have abandoned the job-hunt or who have instead accepted part-time positions, the unemployment rate almost doubles, reaching 17.1 percent, as of September. While unemployment rates are typically discussed in terms of a national average, there is great variation in unemployment rates between states. The highest territory unemployment rate is 15.6 percent in Puerto Rico, but, if you are more of a “ 50 state” purist, Nevada comes in at a close second with an unemployment rate of 14.4 percent as of August 2010. For once, the Dakotas are notable, with the lowest national unemployment rates of 4.5 percent in South Dakota and 3.7 percent in North Dakota. Yet, what is perhaps of greatest significance is the increasing duration of unemployment. According to the recent report “Issues in Labor Statistics” published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, being out of work year-round is a reality for 31 percent of unemployed Americans. These individuals now constitute a significantly larger percentage of the unemployed population, as compared to the figures for 2007. More pertinent to college students, the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s report also highlights college graduates make up 18.7 percent of the individuals unemployed for at least a year, and 19.1 percent of the overall unemployment pool (regardless of duration). But take heart; if Elliot Spitzer is able to secure a job at CNN in these trying economic times, it appears that some sort of unqualified demand for labor must exist. Contact Jenn Carey at

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Close Vote Decides Senior Class Gift

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The Colgate Class of 2011 Senior Gift Committee provided a detailed description of the gift with the announcement of the final decision. “The Class of 2011 has chosen, as their senior gift, to create a spendable gift account to support the active partnership between the Center for Career Services and the Office of Alumni Affairs. Through this senior gift, funding will be made available to continue development and implementation of The Maroon Advantage: Career Advising for Colgate Alumni. This funding will help Colgate to determine the long-term feasibility of effectiveness of The Maroon Advantage programming.” This formal program may include: oneon-one and group career advising, a webbased alumni job-seekers toolkit, a job search skills webinar series, alumni networking opportunities and career specific alumni club events. The Colgate connection does not end at graduation, and in recognition of that, the Class of 2011 has decided to provide funding to support alumni through career transitions. Whether you are searching for your first, second or third job, or graduating from an advanced degree program and entering the job market, the Center for Career Services will be able to assist with your search.”

It is clear that the majority of Colgate seniors are enthusiastic about the final decision for the Class of 2011 Senior Gift. “I’m happy with the senior class’s decision. There are so many worthy recipients of this gift, but by giving to the Alumni Career Services, the Class of 2011 showed their desire to help the entire Colgate community, inside and outside of this four year experience,” senior and Class Agent on the SCGC Michael Danahy said. Participating in the selection of the senior gift is a Colgate University class legacy. In addition to the senior class gift, seniors and alumni can also make personal contributions to support university programs and projects. “I would also encourage every senior to make a gift this year (and every year), and be an active participant in supporting Colgate and current Colgate students,” Assistant Director of the Annual Fund Michael Tone said. In celebration of the decision on the gift, the Class of 2011 Senior Gift Committee will be sponsoring a class gift kickoff tailgate, catered by Holy Smokes BBQ, between Tyler’s Field and Andy Kerr Stadium on Saturday, October 23. All students, especially seniors, are encouraged to join the committee as they celebrate yet another philanthropic Colgate legacy. Contact Mallory Rowley at



October 21, 2010


Off-Campus Naipaul Presents for Living Writers Lottery Causes Student Concern Lecture Series

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Prize in 1971 and a knighthood from the Queen of England for services to literature in 1990. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He received a scholarship to Oxford in 1950 and has lived primarily in England ever since. His upbringing in the Caribbean has made him one of the region’s most prominent voices. He has also traveled widely and these travels have provided the inspiration for much of his writing. One such book inspired by his travels is his seminal novel A Bend in the River, which takes place in the nation of Burundi in Africa and was read by students in the Living Writers course. In their discussion with Naipaul on the book, the class was joined by President Herbst, whose interview with Mr. Naipaul was filmed and streamed live on the Colgate website. An important topic of discussion was the seminal opening lines to that novel: “The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing have no place in it.” President Herbst, a scholar of African socio-economics, saw in these words a feeling for Africa’s strivings as a continent. Naipaul disagreed. “I thought purely of the narrator,” Naipaul said. “He is a man who through a sentimen-

tal connection with the Africa he finds comes upon a fulfillment of heart.” Naipaul, known more for his connection to the Caribbean, instead explores the idea of place in the continent of Africa, a destination he has visited frequently. Indeed, Colgate students responded to this with their own sense of place. “I was really excited to hear V. S. Naipaul was visiting Colgate for the Living Writers series,” sophomore and Trinidadian native Andrew Hoadley said. “As Trinidad’s only Nobel Laureate, Sir Naipaul sparked quite a bit of nostalgia for my home … It was also very strange to think that here I was, thousands of miles away from home, and I’m getting to meet one of my nation’s greatest heroes for the first time. I once again thanked my lucky stars for finding myself at Colgate.” Naipaul left his audience at the reading with a sad and poignant final image. In response to an audience member’s question, this globally minded speaker described what he believes to be a great tragedy in contemporary Africa. “I feel a great sadness that nations like Gabon are losing the forest,” Naipaul said. “You see a great tree chopped down, sitting in a truck driving away. You feel that a soul has been taken away with it.”

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relations and provide support to those students who live off-campus. Keeping in mind the 850 students who, in a year, may be signing leases for off-campus apartments, the Office of Residential Life knows that it needs improvement. Years ago, as many as 500 Colgate students were permitted to live offcampus. However, due to negative backlash from the townspeople and the mayor of Hamilton in recent years, the number of students allowed to live off-campus was reduced to 250. This number was a compromise between the Colgate administration and the village of Hamilton. Therefore, a lottery was put in place to determine which seniors would be granted the privilege to live off-campus. Associate Director of Residential Education and Technology Ryan Bennett explains that everyone who wants off-campus housing needs to apply. Those who are not eligible, such as underclassmen and those students who have a serious offense or negative conduct history, are removed from the lottery. “We disqualify someone that we would really worry about what they would do in Contact Tom Wiley at the village,” Bennett said. However, Bennett is looking for ways to determine off-campus status based on merit and quality of housing application. “Since such a system would be pretty subjective, we haven’t found a way yet,” Bennett said. Since certain houses and locations are more desirable than others, students rush to sign leases as early as their sophomore year. Meanwhile, these students are not notified whether or not they have received off-campus housing until the fall semester of their junior year. “Colgate does not support a student signing a lease two years before,” Bennett said. “Students could find themselves in a spot where they are committed to paying a landlord and Colgate.” Letters are sent out to sophomores warning them of the risks of early lease signing. Meanwhile, landlords are getting more creative to maintain their businesses and livelihoods. Many have created clauses in their leases stating that students who sign a lease and do not get approved for off-campus housing must find a group of students to replace them, otherwise resulting in the loss of their down payments. In the past, directors in Res Life have attempted to talk with landlords, urging them to not sign leases with sophomores. Wayne Foster, landlord of eight houses in Hamilton, agreed to Colgate’s terms several years ago. “I held off signing leases until students’ junior years and I had three houses unrented,” Foster said. Consequently, in recent years, sophomores have been signing leases even earlier. “I had sophomores calling me before classes even started, but they want the more desirable houses.” Sophomore Joanna Brunner has her housing situation under control. “The whole process has been pretty stressful,” Brunner said. “We didn’t

Fall Academic Awards Ceremony Friday, October 29 in the Chapel, beginning promptly at 3:30 p.m.

Prizes for academic excellence will be awarded.

know when was the right time to start looking for houses, and once we realized so many other people had already signed leases, we figured we really needed to start looking. Luckily, it looks like it’s going to work out.” Meanwhile, other sophomores are still concerned. “I was walking around a tailgate at the beginning of the year and overheard people in my year talking about signing leases, and I was thinking, what is going on?” sophomore Danny Werber said. Even the seniors are noticing the panic among underclassmen. “There’s been four groups of sophomores that have taken tours of my house already,” senior Molly Novatt said, who is currently living in an off-campus house. “We didn’t sign our lease until junior year, but I guess we got lucky.” Other sophomores are not as worried. “I had no idea that sophomores were even thinking or worrying about senioryear housing. At this point, it’s really not on the immediate horizon,” sophomore Billy Barkhausen said. “I really don’t care that much where I live senior year. It’s really too far away to think about seriously right now.” While there is concern among students regarding the availability of offcampus housing, much concern resides within the administration and the townspeople of Hamilton. “It would be great to get to a point when no one wants to reduce the 250 number, when I don’t hear townspeople talking about reducing the number to 150,” Bennett said. Meanwhile, landlords feel differently. “I think things are going well and I’d like to see that number raise to 300,” Foster said. However, townspeople may not agree with increasing the number of Colgate students residing within the village. Some students take their independence too far and disturb their neighbors with loud parties and unruly conduct. Therefore, one of Bennett’s goals for the Neighbor to Neighbor program is to improve the relationship between off-campus Colgate students and their neighbors. He also hopes to find other ways to quantify Colgate students’ contributions to the village of Hamilton. “Students could host gatherings for the residents on their blocks to subtly show their neighborhood that they have passions and aspirations beyond drinking alcohol and throwing trash on their yards. It only takes one student being loud to disrupt an entire street,” Bennett said. “Current off-campus seniors’ behaviors affect the class of 2012. Unfortunately, they get judged by what their predecessors do,” Bennett said. However, Wayne Foster believes that Hamilton needs Colgate. “Landlords are such a huge tax base. If they took the students out of the village, it would be devastating,” Foster said. “People should realize what Colgate brings to the table. In such a small town, so many things are offered to the community because of it.” Contact Jessica Blank at


October 21, 2010



Annual Lecture Series Brings in Expert on African Violence

By Dylan Guss Maroon-News Staff

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Scott Straus was invited last Thursday to deliver the second annual Peter C. Schaehrer Memorial Lecture on the trends of violence in Africa. At the lecture, he discussed why Africa is wrongly pictured as a “lump sum” but how there are areas of stability on the continent. Straus has been recognized as an acclaimed scholar of the Rwandan genocide, writing multiple books and many journal articles on the subject. As a young man, Straus was a reporter who witnessed the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. Since then, he has done extensive field research across the continent. Straus is now an academic, and has been awarded numerous grants for his work from organizations such as the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace. The Peter C. Schaehrer Memorial

Lecture was founded last year by Colgate alumni who knew Peter Schaehrer ‘65, a civil rights activist. These alumni wanted to celebrate Schaehrer’s memory by sponsoring an annual lecture series that focused on civil rights. During the lecture, Straus informed the audience in Love Auditorium of the misconceptions surrounding Africa. He articulated a trend in Africa’s violence, from largescale wars to small-scale wars and referenced the fact that there have been eight to nine sub-Saharan conflicts in Africa recently, though years following the Cold War had double this number. According to Straus, Africa’s conflicts have become “small rebellions” that are in “zones” rather than larger wars in particular countries, citing Al Qaeda’s kidnapping operation in Mali as an example. Straus concluded that violence has been at the core of Africa’s “post-colonial experience,” but that it is often overstated. He feels that “violence is the exception rather than the norm.” He also argued that Africa’s violence is not as prevalent as in other areas of the world, par-

ticularly compared to Asia. Straus pointed to the “resilience” of Africa and how leaders have sought many “non-violent accommodations.” Junior Andrew Pike reflected that, before the lecture, he viewed Africa as “doomed” to an unbreakable cycle of violence, but that the lecture had inspired him to “hope” for a “brighter [African] future.” Associate Professor of Anthropology and Peace & Conflict Studies Nancy Ries was most interested with the “mechanisms of all levels actively intervening to prevent conflict situations.” She suggested an answer to this phenomena that Straus lightly touched on. According to Ries, because of the “post- Rwanda situation,” there is a higher degree of consciousness of the costs of violence. Like Straus, she worried that the United States and other countries do not understand how much effort African people put into “[resolving] conflicts before they evolve to violence.” Contact Dylan Guss at

AFRICAN VIOLENCE EXPLORED: Straus predicts that trends of violence in Africa are shifting from large-scale to smallscale encounters. Zack Sproull



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Having a freshman year roommate, I’ve been told, is a quintessential part of your first year in college. There are the horror stories and the anecdotes of best friends. There’s the socially correct ‘peaceful coexistence.’ No matter the situation, everyone I know will give you a piece of their mind about it. When I received a Residential Life envelope before arriving at Colgate, I searched far and low for a roommate’s name in the letter. Finding the Stillman floor plan, I discovered something I’d never dreamt of: a single. Besides the fact that I’m a pretty social person, I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that I wouldn’t even have the chance to get anxious about living with a stranger. After the initial shock wore off, I rationalized the news in my head and moved on to other college-related anticipation. Although by the beginning of October (or maybe it was September) I was grateful for my own space, I continued to wonder what it was like to have a roommate. There were the inseparable pairs and the mortal enemies, quirks surfaced (perpetrators usually unaware) and other enduring bonds formed of which I quickly grew jealous. It was all secondhand, and unlike the smoke of my custodian, I was avoiding the nasty side effects. It’s true that I’ll never be able to tell you a story about my freshman roommate. To tell you the truth, I probably would’ve been overwhelmed. There’s so much of freshman year that’s new and exciting and dramatic, all at the same time, so much so that I might have broken down pretty early on. But you build a support system: you make friends that you grab lunch with, and others who become Jug-buddies and still others with whom you share your deepest darkest secrets. Eventually you settle into a rhythm and wonder what you were worried about in the first place. Now a wise fool of a sophomore, I live in a fantastic triple and I don’t have a single complaint. I love my roommates and truly do wonder why I was ever concerned. I was never tied to my freshman dorm. I can’t say I especially miss Stillman, but it pushed me to make friends with lots of different people, who lived all over campus. Sometimes I imagine what a cult-like Curtis floor would’ve been like, but I will never wish for a different freshman year. It’s a funny thing, to consider the cultural acceptance of American college dorm living, which was recently brought to my attention by an Australian transfer student. You are expected to live packed like sardines, and struggle through it for better or worse. The question “How’s your roommate?” floats around the country amongst high school friends as a regular check-in. ‘Sexiling’ is a regular habit for some (a good or bad one probably depends what side of the door you’re on). I may not have had a roommate my first year, but I can’t picture college life without the stories of roommates past, present and future, and I hope I’m never able to. It’s a rite of passage in the United States to get past roommate problems, one that sparks conversation across generations and among dear friends. Class of 2014, look in the bed above, below, beside or in front of you, and thank the gods of Res Life for the stories you’ll never forget. Contact Carly Keller at



October 21, 2010


What’s Left

Being Right

By Julian Ramis

By John Lyon

Class of 2012

Class of 2011

Not Just Hot Water Populism Problem

This Week’s Topic: The Tea Party It would be easy to spend the next 500 or so words telling you why the Tea Party is Like it or not, the Tea Party and its candidates will have an enormous impact on the 2010 doomed to fail and why they are nothing more than a group of angry middle class whites election, and perhaps the future of American politics. Taken as a whole, the Tea Party seems to who suffered during the recession and are now being manipulated by some super rich Lib- have divergent objectives, as it draws together the most vocal elements of libertarianism and ertarian brothers to make sure they don’t have to pay the estate tax. I could have focused social conservatism in the Republican Party. Yet conservatism and liberty are not the domithis entire column on the literature that serves as the basis for the Tea Party’s ideology. nant threads woven into the Tea Party’s fabric. No, the philosophy that best characterizes the (There’s one that needs mentioning, it is called The 5000 Year Leap and it was written by organization’s disposition is, as many pundits have pointed out, populism. Populism pits one an anti-communist named Cleon Skousen in 1981. In the words of the New York Times section of the population: the majority “masses” or “people,” against the minority ruling class Clousen was, “shunned by his fellow Mormons for his more controversial positions, in- or “elites.” The populist movement has taken many forms throughout American history, from cluding a hearty defense of the John Birch Society.” This comes as no surprise when con- silver supporter William Jennings Bryan to corrupt New Orleans socialist Huey Long. Now, sidering his assertion that the Founding Fathers never intended for Church and State to populism finds a new home in the Tea Party. While populist ideals may be initially exciting, be separate and, even better, that they would have deemed any taxes that provide for the they can have negative long-term political consequences. welfare of others sinful.) Today’s Tea Party, like most I also could have focused on populist movements, is not so the actions of Tea Party candimuch an endorsement of somedates who are currently runthing new as it is a reaction against ning for office like Ken Buck, the current establishment. The Tea Republican candidate for SenaParty opposes the Obama admintor in Colorado who has advoistration and its legions of intelleccated cutting off funding to the tual, socially and environmentally departments of energy, educaconscious, hipster fans. Essentially, tion and the national endowit is like every other populist movement for the arts or prospective ment: it proposes big changes in senator from Kentucky Rand government and rejects the elites Paul, who has advocated deep that dominate the current politicuts in spending but wants to cal system. This movement is no increase Medicare and Meddifferent from the populism of icaid payments to physicians William Jennings Bryan. In 1896, (little known fact: he’s an Bryan gathered a radical coalition eye surgeon). of farmers and free traders to run The Tea Party is so rife with on the Democratic ticket against hypocrisy and ignorance and the pro-corporation, William plain old stupidity that it is easy McKinley-led Republican Party. to write them off as a fringe Bryan’s run had important longgroup of radical conservatives term implications for the politilargely created by the relentless cal state of the nation. The popucoverage they receive on Fox list platform was too radical to News, but to do so would be to gain any short-term support and ignore the reality of what is hapMcKinley routed Bryan to renew pening in congressional races all an era of Republican dominance. across the country. According However, Bryan’s populism creatto a New York Times analysis, ALL STEAMED UP: As the Midterm elections fast approach, the unpredictable force of the Tea Party is ed an ideological shift in American there are 33 Tea Party backed weighing heavily on many people’s minds. The presence of the Tea Party and its well-funded and nonpolitics. From 1896 on, the Demcandidates in toss up races or in ocratic Party became the defender traditional candidates has thrown a curveball into the traditional election cycle. While it would be conHouse districts that generally go of the underdog and both parties venient to write off this organization as a fringe group, its potent blend of populism and strong financial Republican as well as eight that would have to account for the support makes the Tea Party the player to watch as the results of next month’s elections unfold. stand a solid chance of winning common man in ways they never seats in the Senate. In short, the did before. Bryan’s run also started Tea Party has a good chance of securing a sizeable caucus to push their agenda in a movement toward a new generation of American leaders, political outsiders and non-elites who congress. If the Democrats, along with any other Americans who are troubled by the were elected because of their appeal to the so-called average American. prospect of giving people who idolize Glen Beck votes in Congress, want to curb this This shift in American political culture due to populism has had both positive and negative divisive political force they are going to have to seriously up their game, to stop mak- consequences. Some populist leaders have proven very successful. The best example is Ronald ing arguments like the ones outlined above which only feed the fire of the Tea Party’s Reagan, a B-movie actor from small town Illinois who became one of the most successful and anti-liberal rage. influential presidents in American history. Yet for every Reagan there is a Jimmy Carter, a GeorHere are a few bullet points that summarize the liberal anti-Tea Party narrative, gia peanut farmer whose misguided leadership created four of the most demoralizing years of the as well as the reasons why this narrative carries such little weight among those it is twentieth century. supposed to be convincing. Increasing populist demands require political candidates to appeal to lowest common deTea Partiers are hypocritical: Yes, that may be true in some ways, but it is also im- nominator over elites who might have make better legislators and executives. Barack Obama is portant to remember that these hypocritical bastards are the only ones giving voice to the latest example of this trend. He appealed to the dregs of society with catchy slogans of “hope” a large number of Americans who feel completely abandoned by their government. As and “change” without demonstrating that he was a competent leader. While it is a stretch to say long as liberals fail to acknowledge this sense of abandonment people like Rand Paul Obama was the worst possible candidate for the job, there were several candidates more qualified will continue to thrive in politics. to run the country that were dismissed based on perceptions of “elitism.” The Tea Party is just a modern day version of the John Birch Society (a paranoid While it opposes Obama and his followers directly, the Tea Party comes from the same roots radical right wing anti-communist movement from the Cold War era) and is doomed to that made Obama’s presidency possible. As a conservative with Libertarian leanings, it is easy a similar fate: Granted the two groups have a lot in common in terms of ideology, but for me to find favor with some of the specific views of Tea Party candidates. However, the overthe John Birch Society never gained the political momentum that is currently driving riding populism of the Tea Party movement should be of concern to any true American Conthe Tea Party into Congress. What’s more, the Tea Party has a timely economic platform servative. While Tea Partiers claim kinship with the Founders of this nation, men like Thomas to go along with their nutty ideas about the role of government and Barack Obama’s Jefferson, James Madison and John Adams came from the political elite of Massachusetts and secret socialist agenda. were distinctly anti-populist. Yet they made effective founders and leaders, not because they were Tea Partiers are puppets of the super rich: This might also be true, but what does it interested the concerns of the masses, but because they understood how to structure and run a matter at this point? Nobody seems to care, and the fact is that the vast sums of money nation. Practical knowledge, as opposed to intellectual prowess or mass appeal, is what American being funneled into the Tea Party are yielding positive results. Once the Tea Party voters should look for in candidates. We do not need the Tea Party candidates that masquerade secures seats in Congress their votes won’t count any less because the Koch brothers as common folk. Rather, we need a leader who will rise above the fray, someone who is willing helped put them there. to think for himself and strive for the good of the nation. Feel free to sympathize with the Tea The Tea Party will ultimately end up hurting the GOP: We’ll find out Party’s sentiments when you vote in November. But be wary of the consequences populism can November 2. have for American politics. Contact Julian Ramis at Contact John Lyon at


October 21, 2010



What a Girl Wants By Katie David Class of 2012

The question of what women want is an elusive one. For hundreds of years, men and women have been trying to figure this out to no avail. But, there is a recent development in this debate. Apparently, the Colgate administration has us all figured it out. In every discussion of the “hook-up culture” on this campus, I am constantly told what I want. As Colgate sees it, the hook-up culture sets up men as the oppressors and women as the victims. Men designed the hook-up culture and women put up with it because we have no other choice. As women on this campus, we have casual hook-ups and then sit in our rooms and cry when we don’t receive a marriage proposal and examples of wedding china patterns the next day. On the other side, men hate relationships. They simply want to hook up with as many different women as possible and are emotionless sex-driven robots. As much as I tend to be a bit cynical when talking about relationships, even I cannot buy into this dichotomy. Discussions of the hook-up culture simply fall back on the same gender stereotypes the university is trying to get us to look past. It also excludes the presence of LGBTQ individuals who also participate in this hook-up culture. As a female student here, I am trusted to make a lot of decisions. All by myself, I have chosen my majors, joined student organizations and I even make my own lunch everyday. A Colgate administrator once said to my friend, “I don’t understand why on a women-dominated campus, girls just bend to the wills of boys. It doesn’t make sense.” While just like the male students, we are trusted to be an equal and independent part of this campus community, this excludes our choices when it comes to relationships. The thought, apparently, that women on this campus are smart, articulate and capable of making our own decisions has simply never crossed anyone’s mind. Instead, as the university sees it, we hide

what we truly want and participate in a hook-up culture that makes us miserable. I don’t believe that the university has bad intentions, instead their conceptions of the hook-up culture is simply a form of benevolent paternalism. By telling us what we want, they are trying to protect us. While there are real dangers to the hook-up culture (if you have sex, you will get pregnant and DIE!), the one that most people are concerned about when it comes to girls is hurt feelings. This is a real concern. Even if two people agree to keep things “casual,” all too often feelings change and one person ends up disappointed. However, the person with the hurt feelings isn’t always a girl and the person who stops returning those texts isn’t always a boy. Yet, a culture where we “bring back the date” and decide to be in a relationship doesn’t end hurt feelings. For me, someone you are in a relationship with telling you that they don’t want anything to do with you causes much more hurt feelings than a random boy not returning a text message. There are women on this campus who would like to be in a committed, serious relationship and graduate college with a degree and an engagement ring. There are also women on this campus who would like to have sex with as many people as possible before we get too old for this to be socially acceptable. There are men in these positions as well. However, I would bet that most of us fall somewhere in between. I think before we can have an important discussion about the state of relationships on this campus we need to put aside these antiquated gender dichotomies. The fact is, we have a hook-up culture because both men and women are willing participants in it. Some are happy with it and some aren’t. Why does it continue? Maybe it’s because we are afraid of the real responsibility of being in a relationship and want to put off growing up as much as possible. Maybe it’s because places like the Jug are not really conducive to “dates.” I don’t have the answer, but I think we have a long way to go before we can begin the discussion. Contact Katie David at

Minus the City Characters Wanted BY Hannah Guy Class of 2012

By this time I’m sure you’ve all heard about the Duke alumnae who created a faux-thesis detailing her conquests in college. If not, Google some keywords and I’m sure you’ll find the story. I’m not going to talk about whether what she did was wrong and demeaning to the men featured or no worse than what the average guy does. While that is a worthy debate it’s not what I care about right now. What I was most intrigued by was her ranking system. Miss F*ck List’s partners were evaluated on the following categories: physical attractiveness, size, talent, creativity, aggressiveness, entertainment and athletic ability. There was also a bonus category for items like cool accents. What really struck me when I first read about this case was the realization that everyone’s evaluations of others really differ. I’m not going to pretend that we don’t all have them. Weighing the boys and girls we’ve crushed, kissed, dated, whatever-ed on an informal scale in our minds is natural. And as I read the categories important to this woman, I couldn’t help but think about how different my own assessments are. Physical attractiveness is basic, sure, and snagging a super hottie is always a bonus. But I’m pretty pleased with the looks of everyone I’ve whatever-ed and as we go to a pretty attractive school that category doesn’t have as much variation as it might at other places. What stands out far more for me, are the stories that I know I’ll never forget. Not in a weird way, but in a I-can’t-wait-to-write-the-story-of-my-life-and-dedicate-a-chapter-to-this way. And so, I die (that’s a Rachel Zoe AND a Shakespeare reference) for a character. Yeah, eye sex with a gorgeous bro can get me going, but I honestly cannot get enough of a truly stellar personality. I don’t just mean that I like boys who are nice, polite, etc. I mean, I do, but that’s not going to make me weak in the knees. What I need is pure individualism. Give me hilarity in human form. Keep a fish in a water bottle on your desk, I’m intrigued. Feed it protein powder, I’m sold. Hang a birdfeeder on your window and I eat it up. Drape a sheet over your bunk bed and refer to it as the cave and I’ll be confused, but I’ll love it. Keep me entertained and I’ll come back again and again. (Note to boys who want to get rid of me: dull it up!) You’ll be the topic of the next morning’s debriefing over breakfast anyway, so you might as well give us a great story to tell. Hanging out with a boy like that makes me feel that it’s okay to let my freak flag fly. I don’t feel like I have to plan out every word I say and repress the urges (that I will certainly have) to reference sociology texts and pop culture factoids. I’m not embarrassed about falling down a flight of stairs in front of someone who I wouldn’t be surprised to learn has done the same. Having fun in the sheets is a lot easier with someone you just have fun with in general. I know my kind of weirdness isn’t for everyone. Some of you reading this are probably total squares or truly perfect (although somewhat frigid) Barbie dolls (although Colgate has a lot fewer of both of those than you’d expect). In that case, just be you. There are undoubtedly tens of people out there looking for perfectly perfect, safe people to whatever. And when you meet them, I’m sure there will be fireworks. It’s annoying to hear and I know if I have to read it in Cosmo one more time I’ll rip my eyelashes off but it’s true that being yourself is crazy sexy. Own up to who you are and it will make a huge difference. At Colgate, a campus full of beautiful people, you have to do something to stand out, and in my experience, the best way to do that is to just be you. Contact Hannah Guy at

Overheard at ’Gate “Your initials are J.K., how are you a real person?” -Overheard in a Townhouse

“Mom, I know it’s wrong but I just really wanted to f*ck him!” -Overheard on the Academic Quad “Yeah, like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had that girl that looks like a boy.” -Overheard in a Geology Lab

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October 21, 2010


Alumni Column

Personal Development in an Evolving Landscape By Stephen W. Solomon Class of 1976, MAT 1978

Once again it’s a great pleasure for me to address issues relating to career planning and personal development. In 2008, during the week of Wall Street’s October meltdown, I wrote a piece “Career Planning - Now What?” and last year this month my article “To the Best of My Ability” reviewed interview preparation and related skills. Today I would like to add some structure and outline how you can further your personal development to maximize your appeal for potential employers. In the future there will be a need for students to develop a stronger and more competitive personal profile. What has changed? Traditionally, young people have sought to pursue a certain skill set, attain a position within an organization and build a career for life in a relatively stable environment. Today we deal with challenges of a global nature broadcast for our attention through the web. We seek to interpret information as we define who we are in the wider scheme of things. For example, we understand viscerally that the rise of China, Brazil, India and other nations (or groups of nations) is transforming our globe as certain aspects of power and influence shift eastward and southward. More than ever before we need the tools to interpret and manage this change in order to capture benefits for the mutual good.

Adapting our university for change is underway. The Core, a vital hallmark of a Colgate education, has been revised in line with the challenges of the times. Career Services has launched initiatives for your use in the areas of interview and resume preparation and internships. Most Colgate students participate in study groups off campus for as long as their schedules, interests and resources permit. Everyone is concerned with managing their precious time effectively. In this fast evolving landscape there is a need to put personal development in a broad and global context. I call this the three dimensions of personal development: The first is all about individual skill sets: what you know and what you bring to the table as a person. In the past this was the dimension that helped you get a good job in the private or public sector. It remains for many professions such as medicine and law where practice depends on specific skill acquisition in a field of specialization. However, for people seeking leadership positions this is no longer sufficient. For example, you cannot expect to become a CEO of a multinational with little experience or knowledge in the dimensions that follow below. The second is awareness of society at large. People in both the private sector and the public sector must have an understanding and appreciation of how the other operates in terms of dynamics, overlapping issues and limitations. In the past the private and public sectors operated mostly independently of each other and only

touched at certain well defined points, e.g. taxation and regulation. In the future the boundaries will become increasingly blurred and those individuals who can actively contribute to the good of society when opportunities arise will have a competitive advantage over their peers. The final dimension is cultural awareness and international experience as a step toward achieving a measure of global citizenry. We expect that indicators of relative US economic output will diminish as other powers rise. Anyone who has the tools, tact and sensitivity to navigate opportunities abroad will reap the greatest benefits. In the past many have learned European languages and worked in the international division of US organizations. The future demands a deeper penetration of global societies through learning a wider set of languages and integrating oneself into the local as well as the international community. Planning your career around this framework calls for a detailed and well-considered plan. Students need to seek out job and study experience abroad, ideally in more demanding and different cultural environments. A topical excellent example of a society in flux that has immediate bearing on our lives is that of China, specifically in terms of the rampant plagiarism and corruption within universities and industry as revealed in the October 6, 2010 New York Times article entitled “Rampant Fraud Threatens China’s Brisk Ascent” by Andrew Jacobs. We are confronted with a clash of

values. Our western values are rooted in liberal democracy and its supporting institutions while China appears to be hamstrung by allegiance to authority and the demands of a self-serving bureaucratic elite pursuing relentless economic progress at all costs. What is Japan’s take on China? How does this contrast with the European view? How has China historically reacted to outside pressure and what are its current sensitivities? How are we to make sense of this and how can we promote reform in our dealings with this powerhouse? What solutions might we want to sponsor in line with China’s own current aspirations? I hope that these thoughts serve you well as you develop your personal profile – wherever you are headed – while here at Colgate, while studying abroad and then as alumni. You have a great opportunity at this special university to distinguish yourselves within this community of scholars and advisors. Naturally, I would expect that you are patronizing Career Services for interview preparations and scheduling as well as reaching out to our alumni. The more experience you get under your belt the more adept you will be at navigating different avenues of your search. In the fullness of time many of you will share your stories about your personal development in a return visit to Hamilton, sponsoring a student intern or maybe through an article in The Colgate International. We have a lot to learn from one another.


October 21, 2010



Queer Corner Come Out, Come Out Whatever you are! BY Eugene Riordan Class of 2011

Last week was Coming Out Week. Hopefully you noticed, though between the chalked pathways, the flags on the quad and the random doors across campus, it would have been hard to miss. The week is known for its ties to the queer community, showcasing the continual process of coming out, celebrating those of us who have come out in any and all aspects of our lives and showing everyone that we are proud of our sexual identities and we hope to be role models for others struggling with their own identities. The week is wrapped around Coming Out Day, October 11, and it’s meant to be a celebration, even though there have been a lot of negative events occurring in the news lately around LGBTQ issues. However, it wasn’t until the week was almost over that I realized what coming out really could mean in everyone’s life. Here we go with the blanket statements. Just stick with me for a bit. What I mean to say is that one doesn’t have to be queer to come out, or come to terms with an identity they have. Coming out could mean accepting an identity that one has and claiming it and making it one’s own. If you know Heather Dockstader, you know that she’s fabulous and I owe a debt of gratitude to her for helping me see the broad application of Coming Out Week. It sure sounds simple, but in reality it really isn’t. The LGBTQ community celebrates coming out because it is a challenge for each person to overcome, a landmark in our conceptualization of being out and queer. It takes time, diligence and courage to be able to accept, understand and then disclose one’s sexual identity. The reasons are different for everyone. For me, it was because I wanted to fall in love with whom I wanted and then be able to be public and open with that relationship just like any other couple. I wanted to be able to be honest with myself and other people, and coming out was to me a fundamental step in that process. The funny part is that by going through that whole process of self-reflection and dialogue, I became interested in discovering the truth about myself in all sorts of areas. I think this is pretty true about a lot of queer people. I almost feel bad that I am falling into the gay stereotype because I love talking about all things sex. Although some might say it is because I’m a creepy dude, I’m convinced that it’s because I’ve had to reflect on myself and my desires so much that it has become part of me and is essential to who I am. I’ve come out not only as being a gay man, but also as being a sexual being who wants to take charge of his sexuality and own it completely. But coming out isn’t all sexual: I’m an avid Battlestar Galactica fan and I’m an overachiever and a control freak; I’m an atheist and I love watching Curling and I actually understand it. I’ll be honest, I’m still working on other identities that I have. Sometimes not having the answers is all right though, and I will just have to keep working to figure those parts of me out as I bumble around through life. Some answers come easier than others, but I try and make the time to take the time to understand who I am and what I’m doing in this crazy world of ours. What I’m getting at, through this deluge of personal stories, is that there is a lot more to coming out than understanding and accepting a sexual identity. It is about you understanding you and accepting those parts and owning them completely. It is about building confidence in your body and your actions, your convictions and your desires. It is about making sure that you are living for yourself and nobody else, and that requires finding the truth out about yourself and sticking to it. Every day. So come out, come out, wherever and whatever you are. You don’t have to be queer to take the time and reflect on your life and your position in this world. Contact Eugene Riordan at

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What to Say? By Catherine Yeh Class of 2014

I am a terrible friend. Every day, at least someone from home Facebook messages, wall-posts, IMs or Skypes me. I was never this popular in high school. Being one of the very few people who leaves home to go to college – especially a college that no one has heard of – makes me very in demand in the world of Internet communication. Eighty percent of the time, I make small talk then I log off, stop replying or say that I’m busy but then return to procrastinating or surfing the internet. Home is Vancouver, Canada where at the end of twelfth grade, when people asked me where I was going to college, I tried to talk my way around Colgate. “Oh it’s this school you’ve never heard of, it’s called Colgate and it’s a liberal arts college in New York, it’s 4 hours away from New York City and in the middle of nowhere,” was my typical longwinded response that would be followed by a lame attempt to explain what a liberal arts college is. Now, however, I have the time to answer the questions, I love Colgate enough to give interesting answers and I want to stay in touch with my friends. But I never feel like doing it. I felt obligated to send Colgate postcards when I got here. Sometimes I‘m exhausted and don’t want to explain what classes I’m taking about ten times, and some-

times never really have anything to ask them. Most of my friends go to either of two universities in Vancouver, they all live at home and take courses like Calc 101. I realize that I sound really belittling saying that, but when ten people go through the same orientation, I run out of things to ask. But most of the time I ignore the many “how’s it goings” because I want space; I don’t want to write daily reports at the end of the day. It feels burdensome when I just want to live my life here. The friends I carry long conversations with are the ones I talk to only about once or twice a week. I actually look forward to letters from friends and I enjoy writing to them. It’s much more enjoyable when I have time in between correspondences and what I write or say to them is actually more thoughtful rather than factual responses. Maybe I brought the curiosity of others onto myself when I chose Colgate. But is it my responsibility to answer every question every time? I’d like to think that I try my best to not to ignore the same people. But sometimes I also think that maybe I’ve gotten it all wrong. Maybe it’s not my responsibility to my friends, but rather my responsibility to Colgate to tell others about how I’m doing. I’m having such a good time here, shouldn’t I be spreading the word? Especially to a place where the first reaction to Colgate University is, “What? Like the toothpaste?” Contact Catherine Yeh at



October 21, 2010


Can You Hear Me Now? By Jaime Coyne

ourselves, I noticed that every person at my table had left their cell phone at their place. We were leaving the office for maybe For every new technology, there is some30 minutes and we were on campus before one to say it’s the most important, revoluschool started, in the same room as a majoritionizing invention of all time, and somety of the other people we knew who were on one to say that it will be the downfall of all campus, and yet we needed our cell phones civilization. But there will always eventufor that small window of time while we ate. ally be a newer, better technology to revoI find it disturbingly fitting how recent lutionize our lives and, so far, the commercials have personified comworld has kept turning through puters. We all remember the Apple each invention. commercials in which the “Mac” Realistically, there are positives was played by nerdy-but-cool Justin and negatives to each Next Big Long and the “PC” was a sad, inThing. Railroads made it possible ept geek. Then Microsoft had their to cross a continent, but alienated “I’m a PC” series, in which people workers from their families. Telewould describe how they’d personvisions brought visual entertainalized their computers, and then ment into the home, but taught say, “I’m so-and-so, and I’m a PC.” children violence. Today, it seems These commercials seemed to say that every new technology brings that people literally are their comgreater convenience – and inputers – and at times, this doesn’t creased risk of cancer. Cell phones seem so far from the truth. follow the same pattern. Cell phones are becoming an It’s hard to imagine the modextension of the hand. As time ern world without cell phones. goes on, people use the Internet Yes, people have spent far longer more and more for socializing and surviving without cell phones than expressing themselves. With data surviving with them, yet today goplans on cell phones, people find ing almost anywhere without a that they can utilize the internet in cell phone feels like asking to find this way at any given moment, and yourself living out a horror movie. so our cell phones are becoming the Some public safety measures have sun our lives orbit. It’s hard to resist also declined with the advent of such an instant connection to the the cell phone. Many payphones world around us. have been torn down, and plenty But I think sometimes people that remain are permanently out STOP TELEPHONING ME: Although cell phones have brought many benefits to society, such as are so involved in their Facebook of order. So stepping out into a convenience and sexting, there are definitely drawbacks. All too often, people become so attached newsfeed, that they forget the real world in which parents are afraid to their cell phones, they forget the importance of face to face interactions and genuine experiences. live person sitting next to them, to let children play in the front Remember, a texted emoticon does not replace a hug from a friend. the enjoyment in face-to-face versation or even the relief of stepyard without a cell phone seems like asking for trouble. ping away from instant communiBut at the same time that I like to know munication among college students. Some hours can make a big difference in the cation for an hour or two. I don’t think cell that my cell phone is alive and well in my people even seem to find it odd if you decide world of emails. phones will be the height of progress, and I bag, I wish I didn’t have to see other peo- to call them. One anecdote has stuck with me from don’t think they will be the destruction of ple’s cell phones so damn often. Somewhere And now data plans have taken over. I the Maroon-News pre-orientation this year. society, either. But I hope that people don’t along the line, cell phones stopped being a see more people with Blackberrys, iPhones One night we left our office temporarily forget the world right in front of them in portable safety net and became a way to stay and Droids than anything else. For more to go to into another room for dinner. We their eagerness to connect to whole wide connected every single conscious moment of and more people, cell phones are becoming were all seated for a few minutes before the world at once. the day. tiny computers. Data plan users can check food arrived, and when we got up to serve Contact Jaime Coyne at Copy Editor

First it was texting. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been tempted to ask someone, “who’s the third wheel here, me or your phone?” I could pay off my student loans. Texting is definitely more convenient than calling when you have a quick, simple question or are trying to communicate with someone in a noisy bar, but texting has become the far more prevalent form of com-

their email or their Facebook any moment of the day. But the more connected we are capable of being, the more dragged down we are by how connected we are expected to be. In this fast-paced, high-tech world, you can’t just check your email once a day and think that you are being diligent to your responsibilities outside of yourself. Twenty-four


October 21, 2010


Photo from Sammi Steinfeld


Dine or Decline: Poolville Country Store

By Maggie Carey

complemented by the smooth rich sauce that was drizzled on the top. Once our entrees arrived, the rave reviews continued. One friend adventurously tried the quail that was braised with a white balsamic vinAs Family Weekend is quickly approaching, I set out to find the per- egar glaze, served with butternut squash and mashed potatoes. She had fect place to bring visiting parents. I began looking for someplace close never had quail before, so she could not compare the meal to a previous that provides quality food that upperclassmen are most likely not cooking experience, but she enjoyed the dish nonetheless. The mashed potatoes for themselves and Frank is failing to serve. These types of luxury foods were deemed excellent and subsequently tried by everyone at the table. include seafood, select cuts of meat other than chicken and innovative My meal consisted of pulled duck over fettuccini and a mix of mushuses of vegetables. Such a search led a group of four friends and my- rooms, spinach, walnuts and gorgonzola cheese. This was a rich and satisfying self to the Poolville Country Store dish that proved to be the ultimate com(1245 Earlville Rd, Earlville NY). fort food. I was delighted to find that all Located less than ten minutes from the ingredients acted as equals, rather than campus, this quaint restaurant offers being a plate of pasta with a few sparse acan intimate and enjoyable dining excents. However, the pasta was cooked a perience, enhanced by warm mood little too al dente for my taste. However, lighting and a cozy homelike feel. the overall rich flavor made this flaw negThe menu is short, but consists ligible. Another friend enjoyed the shrimp of a wide range of options that rescampi and angel hair entrée and had no sulted in an evening of firsts for my complaints. The dish was loaded with friends. The appetizers composed of shrimp, sundried tomatoes and capers. multiple seafood options and salThe buttermilk fried chicken was given ads that ranged in price from seven similar positive reviews, and of course to ten dollars. Despite the smaller the accompanying mashed potatoes were menu, choosing our meals proved quickly devoured. to be a difficult feat. The temptOverall, the Poolville Country Store ing entrees included filet mignon, was a great dining experience that comes lamb, quail, duck and a fish of the highly recommended as a place to take day, all delicacies that are impossible your parents during family weekend. The to find in the campus dining halls. FOREGOING FRANK: The Poolville Country Store offers a large portions left all dinner attendees satThese dishes cost between $22-$28. tasty alternative to on-campus dining. isfied and too full for dessert, despite the The menu also included numerous temptation of the delicious looking dessert gluten free options. After some discussion, we were ready to order. menu. However, we were all delightfully surprised by the delicious compleThe waiter brought out a basket of herb bread that everyone agreed mentary truffles that accompanied our check and doggie bags. This typical was delicious. One of my friends tried the soup du jour, a tomato enjoyable experience at the Poolville Country Store makes the bed and breakbisque, which she described as creamy and delicious. Another friend fast a popular choice for events such as family weekend. I highly recommend and I decided to split the white polenta fries that were smothered in making reservations as soon as possible before it is overbooked. I was also a creamy gorgonzola sauce. This was my first time having polenta informed that there will be a limited menu that weekend in preparation for fries, and it will definitely not be the last. The fries resembled steak the large crowds. If you are unable to visit during family weekend, make sure fries in shape, but were far more delicious than their potato counter- you keep this restaurant in mind next time your parents are in town! parts. They had a perfectly crunchy outside and a soft center that were Contact Maggie Carey at Maroon-News Staff

In The Light Sammi Steinfeld By Kat Kollitides Maroon-News Staff

Ask senior Sammi Steinfield why she chose Colgate, and she’ll give you an enthusiastic, somewhat practiced response. “Sorry, I know it sounds really rehearsed,” Steinfield laughed. “But, I am a tour guide.” Interestingly enough, this religion major from Chappaqua, New York never seriously thought about attending a rural school, let alone Colgate. “I always wanted to go to a big city school where I would be anonymous,” Steinfield explained. “But, my guidance counselor suggested I look into Colgate. It was so beautiful when I visited. I applied, got accepted and everything fell into place.” Steinfield has had no regrets about her decision to attend Colgate. In fact, when studying abroad at St. Andrews University in Scotland, she even missed the school. “Being abroad definitely makes you appreciate everything about Colgate,” Steinfield explained. “The school provides all the things a student should want. It’s this utopian intellectual community that gave me everything I needed.” Citing “personalized leadership” as one of Colgate’s greatest offerings, Steinfield is actively involved in many organizations. In addition to her role as a tour guide, she is also the co-captain of the club field hockey team and the former co-president of the Colgate Jewish Union (CJU). It is her involvement with the CJU that Steinfield views as her best Colgate experience. “My parents told me to go to college and ‘be Jewish’,” Steinfield said with a laugh. “It was very top-down orders. But, I found that Judaism was so available to me at Colgate and I was able to grow in my beliefs. I got involved in the CJU and it’s where I met some of my best friends.” Steinfield explains that being a religion major helped contextualize her belief in Judaism and allowed her to examine how being Jewish fits into her life. A law school hopeful, Steinfield aims to incorporate her study of religion into her future profession. Steinfield, whose sister Sarah is in the class of 2014, has ample advice for both new and seasoned Colgate students. Above all, Steinfeld encouraged students to put themselves out there and get involved. “Colgate gives you a unique opportunity to listen to smart people speak about important issues and have candid debates with other smart people. Take advantage of every opportunity presented to you,” she said. To nominate a senior for In The Light, e-mail

Hollywood on the Hill Studios Sell Out By Josh Glick

3 (which I am not complaining about), The Avengers, X-men First Class, Transformers 3, The Green Hornet, The Green Lantern Today, Hollywood is more obsessed and Wolverine. Let us not forget we also with superheroes and unoriginal children’s have the following unoriginal kid films films (think the new Alice in Wonderand sequels coming out: Pirates of the Caland or the new Yogi Bear) than first-year ribbean 4, The Hangover 2 (there is no way guys are with Nichol’s and Beal. Superit is half as good) Yogi Bear, GI Joe 2, Sherhero and kids’ films are instant box office lock Holmes 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly gold. Why? Today, the number of teenagHallows Part One & Two (no complaint on ers and families that are willing to spend these either) and Cars 2. All the previously $12 on a ticket to a movie mentioned films will be opening determines a film’s box ofsporadically, thus ensuring that they fice success. That is why the dominate their box office competinext Transformers or Iron tion for weeks. Studios know this, Man will always make more and thus have to ask themselves if money than a Best Picture it is even worth producing an actuwinner. Kids do not want to ally good movie knowing Wolverine see Jesse Eisenberg portray 2 will hammer it. Mark Zuckerberg, they want So, what does this mean? It to see explosions or their fameans that actors that are willing to vorite childhood characters star in films for adults will have to in a new adventure. Michael take large pay cuts in order for the Bay made more money than studios to produce their films. For anyone in Hollywood, and example, Hugh Jackman will get Transformers Two was terpaid $20 million to be in the next STUDIOS SELLING OUT: While certain franchise films, such rible! The critics killed Alice undoubtedly terrible Wolverine 2. in Wonderland and it made as the Harry Potter series, continue to draw in audiences, He will be getting paid around $1.5 a billion dollars. That, my studios often rely too much on making lackluster sequels. million in his next R-rated film (if friends, is frankly egregious! he even decides to do one). For eviStudios know that it is hard to make a film like Inception or The Hangover that will dence of the fact that Hollywood has sold good movie today that is not R-rated, as defy the odds and be a blockbuster and a out, look no farther than Pixar. The most it simply would be unrealistic and phony. great film, but more times than not, we see coveted animation studio in the business An R rating will kill a studio’s box-office great films opening with weekends of less is only producing sequels (more Toy Story’s receipt, as it cuts down its audience sig- than $25 million. are on the way as is the previously mennificantly. Couples and college students Unfortunately, this trend will not end. tioned Cars 2). Grow up soon Hollywood, are not attending movies like they used to. In the upcoming year we have over ten nobody needs Yogi Bear becoming the next They are, instead, just doing dinner and superhero movies coming out. They are: big movie franchise. skipping the $40 movie date ($24 for two Captain America, Thor, Superman, Batman Contact Josh Glick at Maroon-News Staff

tickets, $6 for a large popcorn, $10 for two medium Diet Cokes). However, parents are still willing to send their kids to movies in order to keep them satisfied and safe. With this in mind this summer, studios tried to make movies that should have been R into PG-13, with hopes that it would increase the box office sales as kids could go see their films. All this did was result in a bad movie (like Knight and Day). Now, of course, every once in a while you get a



October 21, 2010


This Week at the Movies: Red By Will Hazzard Assistant Editor

It’s pretty easy to visualize the standard action hero in your mind. You think of someone like Rambo. A man covered in sweat and dirt with rippling muscles holding a gun that no human should be physically able to carry. It’s all too easy to find these stereotypical characters in the pantheon of agents of destruction. However, it always doesn’t have to be that way. Enter Red, directed by Robert Schwentke and written for the screen by Jon and Erich Hoeber. This odd little action film takes the guns away from the youngsters and gives them to the old timers. And yes, old people with guns are as awesome as they sound. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) seems to be just your average retiree. He get’s up in the morning, reads books and does little chores around the house. He has a budding relationship with his pension officer that he speaks to over the phone. In most ways he has a pretty average life with very little excitement. However, that all changes very quickly when a squad of CIA hit men show up to his house to obliterate Moses in a stream of bullets. They are no match for Moses though, as he quickly dispatches them. Turns out he is the single greatest black ops agent that has ever existed. The story continues with Moses uncovering the reason behind his attempted assassination by reassembling his old team from when his was still in the agency. In short, the story is nothing short of ridiculous. There are so many fight scenes, explosions and completely illogical plot twists, it’s hard to think that this movie is somehow grounded in reality. But ridiculous is necessarily a bad thing. Red is entertaining in every

way. The action is so over the top that it’s laughable, and the movie actually wants that. In many ways the movie is comedy and never once takes itself seriously, even as an action movie. Mix that together with a cast of some of the most prestigious actors and actresses in Hollywood today, and you have a movie that can carry itself without sacrificing quality for comedy. Technically speaking, the movie is quite well done. Red stays true to its graphic novel roots, angling the camera shots and editing them together in such a way to create the feeling of changing from frame to frame as you turn the pages of a comic book. It’s a nice effect that creates the comic book feel without having to use over stylized CGI animation. The fight scenes are also excellently choreographed. An action movie wouldn’t be anything without some awesome hand-tohand combat and this movie certainly isn’t lacking. It just shows how Bruce Willis can still kick some ass even after he’s gone over the hill. The other problem I can really see is that the gun effects are extremely unrealistic. Hollywood has always had a habit of exaggerating the ammo capacity of automatic weapons, but sometimes it’s just a little out of hand. Very cool, but very unrealistic. While not a perfect movie, Red is definitely worth seeing. With its blend of comedy, action and old people, it provides an entertaining experience that won’t disappoint. It’s definitely directed toward a certain audience, i.e. young males and your grandpa, but there’s enough going on in this movie to warrant a try from everybody. If midterms are getting you down and need a little break to reinvigorate your mind, go see this movie and enjoy the ride. Contact Will Hazzard at

Mélange á Trois By Sophie Greene, Amy Gould and Leslie Kessinger

rather be “healthy”, the “low fat” version is still amazingly delicious.

Maroon-News Staff

As many of you could tell over our glorious fall break, the leaves are turning and the weather is getting chilly! Approaching the middle of October and inching closer and closer to Thanksgiving, nothing says fall like apples. (Except maybe pumpkins, pies and getting sick off Halloween candy). Whether you like Macintosh, Red Delicious or Gala apples, everything goes out the window when you bake with that apple. No matter the kind, the sugar and butter will make each one taste amazing. That’s why there’s a fall tradition of Apple Fest (three weekends ago) here at Colgate and that’s why a select few find it necessary to slave away in the kitchen in order to produce that perfect fall treat. The kitchen of Mélange á Trois contributed apple tarts, biscuits with apple butter and apple cupcakes to Apple Fest. Even though Apple Fest is long over, you can’t stop making those apple desserts. So for this week’s recipe we decided to highlight the apple cupcakes because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love cupcakes? Sophie will take any excuse to bake cupcakes and decided to lightly follow a Martha Stewart recipe but add her own spin. In the midst of all the apple-y excitement and in true Paula Deen fashion, Sophie doubled the amount of butter in the first batch (2 sticks instead of 1 stick). While many baking mistakes can be semi-disastrous (flat cake, floury cookies), this mistake was a blessing in disguise. The result was buttery, apple-y goodness. Of course if you’re down for the challenge (and the heart attack) add a stick of butter to the recipe below, but if you would

Ingredients: 2 1/14 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp salt ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 tsp brown sugar 2 large eggs ½ cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Approximately two coarsely shredded apples (red) [best if shredded using a cheese grater, medium holes] 8 oz cream cheese softened ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 1 tbsp pure maple syrup ½ tsp pure vanilla extract 2 cups confectioner’s sugar Preheat the oven to 350˚. Whisk flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl beat butter with sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, applesauce and vanilla extract. Mix on medium speed until incorporated. Mix shredded apples on medium speed. Place baking cups into muffin tins and spoon about two tablespoons of batter until ¾ full. Bake for 18-20 min until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack. For the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until well mixed. Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract and confectioner’s sugar (little bits at a time to avoid sugar flying every-

where). Mix ingredients until the frosting is smooth and creamy. Frost the cupcakes once they are fully cooled and EAT! Amy’s culinary opinion: These cupcakes were a delight and the absolute perfect fall dessert. I think they disappeared from the table at Apple Fest in a record two minutes. They almost had a carrot cake like consistency due to the shredded apples, but a surprisingly creamy texture due to the applesauce. They were especially creamy in the double butter version, as one might expect. The cream cheese frosting was the perfect way to top them off. I am not usually a huge fan of frosting, but due to my Wisconsin roots, anything with cheese is a winner in my mind. I would definitely suggest baking these over the next few weeks as we prepare for the harsh Colgate winter months to enjoy a last taste of fall. Contact Amy Gould, Sophie Greene and Leslie Kessinger at, and

photo courtesy of Sophie Greene, Amy Gould and Leslie Kessinger

13 Beats

for the Week By Brad Anglum Maroon-News Staff

1. “Hey Hey” by Dennis Ferrer Check out the remixes done for this track by the New Jersey based DJ Dennis Ferrer from heavyweights Crookers and Vandalism. 2. “Come Ere and Say That” by Rusko (Hide & Seek Remix) Number one on the Billboard Jug 100, Rusko remixed Derulo’s “Whatcha Say” earlier this year. It starts off virtually identical and then takes a sharp right turn with the heavy synth-laden bass which is SOP for dubstep. 3.  “It Wasn’t Me” Shaggy Ah, simply a classic. I have to start using the ”shaggy defense” a little more in my life. 4.  “Hey You There “ by Soulja Boy In the words of, “VERY HOTTTTT.” 5. “Choice Notes” by Alex Winston (Tomb Crew Remix) “London’s rising stars, TOMB CREW, bring the noise and no mistake. Their bottomless box of Dubstep, House, Kuduro and Bmore is borderline madness and a formidable dance floor beast in their very capable tag-teaming DJ hands” – No Love Lost Records … whatever that means. 6.  “Ray Ban Vision” by A-Trak feat. CyHi Da Prynce A-Trak teams up with new G.O.O.D. Music signee CyHi Da Prince. I don’t know much about CyHi Da Prince, but I like what I’ve heard. Kanye may indeed be crazy, but he does have an ear for good music. 7.  “Mad” by Magnetic Man This dubstep supergroup consists of Skream, Benga and Artwork. They recently released this track, which is surprisingly audible considering Skream and Benga’s track record. 8. “A** N’ T******s” by DJ Assault Known for little else than his stunning work on this track, DJ Assault was at the forefront of the little known Sex Rap genre when he put this track out. 9. “Hot in Herre” by Nelly Imagine it’s your 2002 bar mitzvah, you just sweated out your reading of the Torah, but you’re raring to get the party started off right because you’re a man. 10. “Distubia” by Rihanna. I really don’t like this song, but I just had to put it on the list; it wouldn’t be complete without it. 11. “Anything Worse” by The Gaslamp Killer Gaslamp Killer reminds me of that crazy Chef from Apocalypse Now. Regardless of his appearance (I don’t discriminate), he has a futuristic sound that is sure to please. 12. “Kill Your Co-Workers” by Flying Lotus I can’t get enough of Flying Lotus lately. He put out his third studio album Cosmogramma this past year and has already put out another EP entitled Pattern + Grid World this month. I guess FlyLo is on that grind you hear so much about. 13. “I Got Chills” by Grease What better way to cap off this illustrious list of non sequitur tracks? If you weren’t already weirded out by this eclectic bunch of songs, the classic “I Got Chills” may have just done it. Contact Brad Anglum at



October 21, 2010


Colgate Couture:

Craving Coats By Lisa Mischianti Maroon-News Staff

The moment of truth is rapidly approaching, that first fall day when the weather is just nippy enough and the wind has become so downright gusty that your jacket simply will not cut it anymore. It is time to up the ante with a fall coat. Of course, the quintessential conundrum of coat shopping is that buying a coat is a commitment. A coat is often a pricier investment and, once the weather hits the point of no return, is a piece that will have a ubiquitous presence in you wardrobe as a part of your daily uniform for the season. So clearly we feel pressure to choose wisely. Luckily for us, this fall it is hard to go wrong. But, that is not to say that choosing will be easy. Two major outerwear trends have surfaced which interestingly seem to contrast one another. On the one hand, the camel coat, a polished perennially classic piece, has risen to the forefront in a major way. On the other is the parka, also known as the anorak, a sporty staple that has likewise stolen the scene. These two styles represent somewhat opposite poles with equivalent style potential for fall 2010. As we already know, minimalism in nudes, neutrals and rust-tones is on the upswing as of late (even running into spring 2011). So, it only makes sense that the camel coat had a strong presence on the runways of Michael Kors, Gucci, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Chloé and Prada for this fall, where it continued to live up to its reputation as a classy and never-fail garment that exudes a luxury, quality feel. Yet, do not assume that this implies a certain dryness or predictability. In fact, a survey of the retail scene encounters astonishing diversity. Camel coats come oversized and tailored, tiered and ruffled, trimmed and pocketed, some even with wide “batwing” sleeves. There are collared camel coats and ones with funky funnel necklines. They are double-breasted, tie-waisted and toggle-clasped. There are trench coats, duffle coats and pea coats that come cropped, long and every length in between. The fabric ranges from felt to cashmere to even leather. Now, of course the classic mid-length felt trench is the most abundant and certainly looks quite elegant, but if you are feeling more adventurous you will clearly not find yourself at a loss. Then there is the anorak/parka. Signature flap pockets, a hood (many times of the furrytrimmed variety) and a drawstring-cinched waist are all elements that define this coat. Thus, it is clear why it is understood as sportier outerwear. But, while it does maintain this general feel, designers and brands have gotten creative with its basic floorplan, Fabrics like silk, satin, wool and velvet are being thrown into the mix. Some are playing with concepts like patchwork, others with color. So, while perhaps not as prim as the camel coat, the parka is a casually glamorous option that will have you looking trendy and put-together. Just a hint if you are on the hunt: my investigation showed that Bloomindales has a particularly nice selection. So, in the end, while these two looks are rather different, both offer an equal dose of chic. It really comes down to a matter of personal style and preference. So go forth and be fearless; this year you will avoid a coat crisis. Contact Lisa Mischianti at

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Entertainment Update Your Week in Preview By Cambria Litsey Maroon-News Staff

ABOUT DE SOUFFLE The 35mm Film Series continues with Breathless. A classic French film from 1960, directed by Jean-Luc Godard follows the tale of a man, a girl and a gun. The screening will be held in Golden Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 22.

LEON AT THE LAKE Colgate Professor, April Sweeney directs “1500 Meters Above Jack’s Level” by Argentinean playwright Federico Leon. The performance will be specially performed at the Glending Boathouse on Lake Moraine at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 22 and 23. Reservations are required, but the event is free. Transportation will be provided between the Brehmer Theater and the boathouse,

as no parking is allowed at the boathouse. After the performance, meet with the director and author for an artist talk on Monday, October 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Robert Ho Lecture Room of Lawrence Hall.

POETRY SLAM AT THE BARGE Reviving its past tradition of including poetry at its Open Mic Nights, the Barge Canal Coffee Co. is dedicating this Friday solely to the spoken word. Drop in to listen or sign-up to perform some of your own work. The magic begins at 8:00 p.m., so be sure to stop by and hear some verse! THE VELCROS Fans of Van Halen should check out The Velcros this Saturday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. at the Barge Canal. They will be stopping by for their reunion tour and to release a new CD. Contact Cambria Litsey at

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October 21, 2010


Jets Flying Towards Great Season By Edan Lisovicz Maroon-News Staff

After an ugly loss in the season opener to the Baltimore Ravens that was all too reminiscent of many close games from last year, a familiar phrase could be heard from the mouths of Jets fans as they piled out of the New Meadowlands Stadium: “Same old Jets.” After an off-season of almost unprecedented national media attention, New York’s Monday night debacle raised serious doubts about a team Rex Ryan proclaimed “Super Bowl bound” only a month earlier. But since the disappointment of opening night, the Jets appear to have righted the ship. Thanks to a more confident Mark Sanchez, a rejuvenated LaDainian Tomlinson and timely plays by their defense, a five–game winning streak has placed them alone at the top of the NFL standings, and the Jets appear to be back on course. In the three weeks following the loss to Baltimore, the Jets managed to knock off all of their AFC East rivals – the Patriots, Dolphins, and Bills – with relative ease, but wins in Week 5 and Week 6 would not come so effortlessly. The Jets faced serious fourth quarter adversity in each game and yet somehow managed to pull out the victory. In postgame interviews after beating Minnesota and Denver, several players reiterated the point that these were games that could not have been won as recently as last year. Mark Sanchez, for instance, claimed the win against the Broncos, “definitely couldn’t have [happened] last year. I know that for a fact.” Right guard Brandon Moore furthered that sentiment, adding that against Denver, “Guys were excited in the huddle. I don’t think it was like that in the past. There was always maybe a little doubt, like, ‘Can we get it done?’ This time, going into the huddle, I felt something was going to happen.” In other words, Sanchez and Moore essentially admitted that if the Jets fell behind last year, the game was about as good


EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS: The Jets talked a big game in the preseason, and thanks to the play of LaDainian Tomlinson, among others, they’re at the top of the NFL.

as over and everyone knew it. Despite having the top rushing attack in the league, opposing defenses were content to load the box with defenders, daring Sanchez to beat them through the air. When the offense did manage to get a lead, the Achilles’ heel of the ’09 Jets was the defense’s tendency to shut down the opposing offense the entire game up until it really mattered: the last drive of the game. In losses to Jacksonville, Buffalo and Atlanta – all inferior teams – Ryan’s vaunted defense was able to hold each offense in check all game, only to wear themselves out and eventually allow a game-winning, fourth-quarter score. So, despite the fact that the loss to the Ravens had Jets fans feeling like it was “déjà vu all over again,” in more recent weeks the 2010 Jets seem to have addressed the glaring deficiencies that held them back

in the past. Last season the corner playing opposite Darrelle Revis was routinely abused, so New York traded for Antonio Cromartie, who is having a Pro Bowl season. After Week 1, Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer decided to abridge the playbook and simplify the game plan for Sanchez, which has enabled him to gain a better command of the offense, avoid the confusion that led to hesitancy and turnovers and play with confidence. And, finally, they acquired future first-ballot Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson, who seems to have discovered the fountain of youth in the swamps of New Jersey. LT already has more touchdowns than he had all of last year and is averaging a healthy 5.3 yards per carry. These personnel upgrades at three of the most important positions on the field are all

examples of slight roster tweaks that have worked out brilliantly for the Jets, helping the team to build cohesiveness and bring about team-wide improvement. This year, when the defense hasn’t played up to form, the offense has been there to bail them out and when the defense has needed a big stop, they have gotten it. Against Denver, Sanchez recorded the first fourth-quarter comeback of his young career. The weekend prior, just when it seemed like the wheels were coming off as Brett Favre and the Vikings mounted a furious fourth-quarter comeback, the defense instead maintained their collective cool and waited for Favre to throw one of his signature late-game interceptions. As defensive end Shaun Ellis explained, “We said, ‘Let’s just keep playing, he’ll throw us one. We were just waiting for him to show up.” And when he did, the Jets were ready to pounce on the mistake. Dwight Lowery, the fourth cornerback on the roster, recognized the Vikings’ formation from film study and stepped up to make a play on a quick throw, picking off Favre and taking it back to the end zone to seal the game. In this way, small improvements have translated into big-time wins for the Jets, who have now upgraded their status from that of a mid-level playoff team to legitimate Super Bowl Contender. When Ryan took over the team in February of 2009, he made it clear that his number one priority was to change the losing atmosphere that plagued the franchise. The Jets have long been known for the 40year drought since their last Super Bowl appearance and their alleged second-class status in New York behind the Giants. But in year two of the Rex Ryan era, with the Jets at 5–1 and brimming with confidence, this finally appears to be changing. Jets fans can only hope the team recognizes what has gotten them to where they are now and continues to take the season one game at a time. Contact Edan Lisovicz at






















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Sprinting back from the lab in his goggles and soiled lab coat, an out of breath Harry Raymond practically shrieked with excitement. The anticipation had been mounting for hours as his painstaking lab work moved him to the brink of exhaustion and the exhilaration of discovery. Dripping in sweat and beaker in hand, Harry was ready to unveil the discovery of his lifetime. Naturally, he was sent home for the day; the staff decided that the little guy had gotten himself too wound up. Returning well rested but only slightly more calm the next day, Harry told the office of his news: the key to picking winning football teams is favorite cities, favorite animals and a general lack of NFL knowledge. Last year’s perenial champion, Amanda Fox, was publicly criticized for picking her winners strictly based on favorite animals and “cute quarterbacks.” Following her taking the lead last week, Elisabeth’s methods were brought under extreme scrutiny by Harry (who by no coincidence is in last place). Her methods were only further examined after a physical altercation between her and then second place Geoff Guenther resulted in, “a lot of whining and some very minor bumps, scratches and boo-boos.” It has now been learned that Elisabeth picks her teams by city, then by mascot. Harry has unlocked the secret, but unfortunately, his 13-17 record may have landed him too far in the basement for it to matter. More next week.

October 21, 2010




Search for Top BCS Team Leads to Eugene By Chris Dell’Amore Maroon-News Staff

After dominating the college football landscape for the past year, the Alabama Crimson Tide were shattered after the South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the ailing Tide 35–21 on October 9. Next in line for the heralded #1-ranking were none other than the dominant Ohio State Buckeyes who seemed deserving of the ranking after a series of dominant performances, capped off by a 36–24 victory over the then-#12 Miami Hurricanes. However, for the second week in a row, yet another team proved incapable of holding onto the ranking as the best team in college football. As Ohio State traveled to Madison to take on Wisconsin, the #18 Badgers sent the Buckeyes back to Columbus with a 31–18 loss as Wisconsin’s ground–and–pound play proved to be too much for the Buckeyes. This leaves the nation skeptical over which team truly deserves the title as the best team in college football. The Oklahoma Sooners are now the number one team in the land, but with games against #11 Missouri and #14 Oklahoma State on the horizon, the odds are that they will not be able to maintain their position for too long either. As soon as Oklahoma loses its #1 ranking this weekend against Missouri, I have two viable candidates that should be the only teams in contention for the position as of right now: Oregon and Auburn. The Oregon Ducks made sure America knew what they were about as soon as the season started this year by laying waste to #9 Stanford in a 52-31 victory. The Ducks rank first in BCS

football in points per game (54.3), third in rushing yards per game (314.8) and 16th in points against (16.3). Running back LaMichael James has been a force on the ground, proving that despite being undersized (5’9”, 185 lbs.) his ability to bust a big play is more than enough to power the Ducks to stardom this year. James isn’t the only one in the Oregon backfield that has emerged into a primetime player over the course of the season either. Sophomore quarterback Darron Thomas has demonstrated composure and athleticism as he has thrown for 1,231 yards and 14 touchdowns. His dual-threat ability played a major role in the Stanford game as he threw for 238 yards and ran for an additional 117 yards. The only team that has a reasonable shot at knocking off the Ducks is Arizona on November 26. The Wildcats are currently second in the Pac-10 and will be looking to dethrone Oregon from having both an undefeated season and Pac-10 Championship title. The other team that could contend for the top spot in the nation, if it continues playing the way it has been, is #4 Auburn. Auburn currently sits atop the SEC West with an undefeated record and has already defeated two of the most well-rounded teams in the country: South Carolina and Arkansas, who were both ranked #12 when they played Auburn. Like Oregon, Auburn’s strength comes in its dynamic offense, which is averaging 40.7 points and 283.7 rushing yards per game. Junior quarterback Cameron Newton has burst onto the scene this year after being kicked out of Florida, playing in a junior college and earning a spot on the Auburn roster. Newton has been a force on the ground and in his past

two games against Kentucky and Arkansas he has rushed for a combined 386 yards. Before Auburn can even consider being the top team in college football, it has to survive its battle with #6 LSU this Saturday. LSU, the only other unbeaten SEC team, is on the prowl and dying to prove to the Associated Press that, despite being drastically underrated to start the season, the Tigers are the preeminent team in the SEC and the country. Stopping an LSU team that has already defeated #18 UNC, #22 West Virginia and #14 Florida may prove to be too much for a leaky Auburn run defense that will be hard-pressed to bottle up LSU’s quarterback, Jordan Jefferson, and running back, Stevan Ridley.

Of any team that has the best odds to hold the top position in college football, the Oregon Ducks have the best chance. Oregon’s schedule barely poses a threat, and if they play like they have been, it is only a matter of time before they leap ahead of Boise State, who was awarded far too much credit for defeating a #10 Virginia Tech team that went on to lose to FCS team James Madison. The Ducks already have the AP ranking as the top team in the land and it won’t be long before they have everyone outside of Eugene believing the same. Contact Chris Dell’Amore at

DUCKS IN A ROW: Oregon is not yet at the top of the BCS Standings, but with LaMichael James in the backfield, they will establish themselves soon.



October 21, 2010


QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Who is the greatest athlete in the world? mack would be the first Ironman ever to grace its box. So maybe McCormack cannot hit homers as far as A-Rod, sink a putt like Tiger or bend it like Beckham, but I’d love to see any of those guys try his sport. By Charlie Balk

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C’mon, no brainer: LeBron James. There’s no clear–cut best in baseball, football, hockey, golf or tennis right now. In fact, stick James in almost any of those sports, and he’d dominate those as well. Well, except maybe golf. But, Tiger’s going to have to get back in his usual form to even garner mention in a discussion of “greatest in the world.” Regardless of the vitriol directed at the (former?) “King of Akron” in response to the public relations disaster known as “The Decision,” James still is, as he was before, without question, the best basketball player and the best athlete on the planet. Remember when you were a kid and you’d play hoops – or any other sport really – and one kid would be so much better than everyone else that it almost seemed unfair. That’s what LeBron is to the NBA at this point: a man among boys. Every opponent facing ’Bron has one eye on him, whether assigned to defend James or not. What makes his dominance even more impressive? Take away one, even two of LeBron’s strengths, and he’s still an elite athlete. Remove his handles and quickness and he’d be a dominating power forward. Remove his size and he’d be a weird mix of Allen Iverson, Jason Kidd and Mark Jackson in their primes. Now, whether LeBron is one of the great-

The best athlete in the world is without a doubt Usain Bolt. Period. Bolt is not only the most dominant athlete in his sport right now, he’s also the most dominant athlete in the history of his sport. Bolt is far and away the best sprinter of all-time, having set world records in both the 100 and 200 meters and doing so convincingly. Remember the 2008 Olympics in Beijing? In the 100 meters race, Bolt sprinted for the first 60 meters, made sure he was comfortably ahead and then celebrated for the last 15 before crossing the finish line in a world-record time of 9.69 seconds. He didn’t even go head first through the line to get the extra time off and he still broke the record; he simply coasted in. When he re-set his record a year later in Berlin with a time of 9.58 seconds, he still did not run as hard as he could go. After breaking the 9.4 mark, Bolt wants to play professional soccer and there’s every reason for him to try. After all, he is the greatest athlete in the world.

LIKE A BOLT OF LIGHTNING: Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest man, owning two individual world records. Does that make him the world’s greatest athlete?

est athletes of all-time is a better question. We’ll have to save that for the next Around the Hill. By Rebecca Silberman Maroon-News Staff

Alright, so Chris McCormack is not a name one sees on Nike commercials or chatting up talk show hosts, but as the winner of this year’s Ironman World Championship, I think he deserves some recognition; indeed, this is the second time that he has won the brutal triathlon.

The framework of the competition is astounding – each athlete must swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and then run a full marathon. This year, McCormack won with a time of 8 hours, 10 minutes and 37 seconds. In my mind, that is roughly eight hours longer than the average professional bowler or the Canadian National curling team would last in this competition. For all of his success and toil it looks like McCormack is finding the kind of attention befitting an athlete of his status – after all, Wheaties did just announce that McCor-

By Michael LeClair Sports Editor

When this question is posed to most, the response is almost always incredibly America-centric. Some analysts and “experts” will even go as far as to choose a baseball star like Alex Rodriguez or Ryan Howard as their answer, neglecting the fact that you can weigh 300 pounds and still be an MLB All-Star. While the admiration of baseball players’ athleticism might be misplaced, one need not look further than America’s borders for the world’s greatest athlete. That man is Kevin Durant. Coming from a huge soccer fan, proclaiming a basketball player as the world’s top athlete is a leap that should have been difficult to make. However, while a guy like Cesc Fabregas might run a 10k in a soccer match, he does not have the ability to physically dominate a game like Durant. Quite frankly, no one does. Durant was the lynchpin of the United States at the FIBA Worlds this fall, carrying the team to gold and simply crushing everyone in his path. He’s 6’9” with a 7’4” wingspan, but is still lightning quick. He has an outrageously smooth touch on his jumper, but can slam it down like Shaq in his prime. Durant might not be the best player in basketball yet. But as far as athleticism goes, there’s no question: Durant is the greatest athlete in the world.




October 21, 2010



SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS Patriot League Standings

Team League Overall American 3-0 13-2 Lafayette 3-0 6-8 Bucknell 2-1 6-9 Colgate 1-2 4-10 Lehigh 0-3 2-12 Holy Cross 0-3 0-14

Men’s Soccer


Field Hockey Team Colgate Bucknell Georgetown Lehigh Holy Cross Lafayette Fordham

League Overall 1-0 4-2 1-0 1-5 2-2 3-4 0-0 4-2 0-1 3-4 0-1 1-5 ---- 2-5

Team Colgate American Bucknell Lehigh Navy Lafayette Holy Cross Army

League 4-0-0 3-0-1 2-1-1 2-1-1 1-1-2 1-3-0 0-3-1 0-4-0

Women’s Soccer Overall 7-4-3 6-6-1 5-6-1 6-5-2 6-3-3 6-6-2 3-8-2 1-10-0

Team Lehigh Bucknell Army Navy Colgate American Lafayette Holy Cross

League 3-1-0 3-1-0 2-0-2 2-2-0 2-2-0 1-2-1 0-2-2 0-3-1

Overall 8-3-2 5-11-0 11-3-2 9-7-1 5-10-0 5-10-1 6-7-2 3-9-2

Volleyball Team American Army Bucknell Colgate Lehigh Holy Cross Navy Lafayette

League 7-0 6-1 5-2 4-3 3-4 2-5 1-6 0-7

Overall 19-2 13-10 7-12 11-10 9-10 10-16 7-16 4-17

Raider Results

Raider Action

Men’s Cross Country: 5th of 25 at Albany Women’s Cross Country: 10th of 31 at Penn State National Meet Field Hockey: No. 9 American 6, Colgate 1* Football: Colgate 44, Cornell 3 Golf: 16th of 18 at Lincoln Mercury Invitational Men’s Hockey: Colgate 3, Brock University 2 Women’s Hockey: No. 10 Providence 2, Colgate 1 Men’s Soccer: Colgate 2, Lafayette 0*; No. 3 Maryland 2, Colgate 0 Women’s Soccer: Colgate 2, American 1* Volleyball: Colgate 3, Holy Cross 1*; Army 3, Colgate 0*

Friday: 7 p.m Volleyball @ American* 7 p.m Women’s Soccer vs. Holy Cross* 7 p.m. Men’s Hockey @ Lake Superior State 7 p.m. Women’s Hockey vs. Wayne State Saturday: Men’s Rowing @ Head of the Charles thru Sunday 11 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Holy Cross* 1 p.m. Football vs. Holy Cross* 1 p.m. Men’s and Women’s S & D vs. Buffalo 2 p.m. Women’s Hockey vs. Wayne State 3 p.m. Volleyball @ Navy* 5 p.m. Men’s Hockey @ Lake Superior State 7 p.m. Men’s Soccer @ Bucknell* Sunday: 1 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Army*

* denotes Patriot League opponent

Sports Spotlights Elise DeRoo ’12 Sport: Cross Country Hometown: Newtown, CT Major: Molecular Biology Why Elise? Over the past weekend, DeRoo finished third in the Penn State National Meet. You’re coming off a third place finish in the Penn State National Meet. How did it feel to test yourself against such strong competition? “It was exciting being able to take part in such a competitive race, and encouraging to realize that I could stick with some of the top runners in attendance. Being able to have Athletic Communications two highly competitive meets back-to-back (Paul Short and then the Penn State Meet) Athletic Communications has really made the last few weeks of racing a lot of fun. It’s great to be able to push yourself to new limits, and when you’re amongst great competition, you often do so.” What made you decide to run cross country? “I come from a family of runners and began running at a young age. I fell in love with the sport then and haven’t stopped since!” Given the strong season you’ve had so far, you’re the definite favorite to defend your Patriot League title. Other than that, what else would you like to accomplish during the rest of the campaign? “I think I speak on behalf of the entire Colgate women’s cross country team when I say that right now our focus really is on Patriots and performing well in two weeks. Once the Patriot League Championship Meet is complete, I’ll have my sight set on qualifying for nationals, which requires that I really focus on performing well at NCAA regionals in four weeks.” Which runner or person would you say has served as an inspiration or role model to you throughout your career and why? “My teammates. My teammates inspired me to train harder after my freshman year and continue to inspire me to work hard in practice to this day. Watching teammates of mine improve over the course of their running careers at Colgate has been my primary source of inspiration.” The women’s team is coming off a 10th place finish at Penn State. How does this translate into the team’s prospects of capturing the Patriot League Championship in a few weeks? “We’re excited about our finish at Penn State and current ranking in the Northeast, and we’re channeling all that excitement into preparing properly for the PLC meet. I think we’ve got our heads in the right place going into the PLC meet this year and therefore think we stand to perform very well. That said, the PLC will still be a very competitive meet, and there are certainly no guarantees going into the race. Keeping our heads in the right place (getting adequate rest and training properly) will be essential to a successful performance at the PLC meet. GO ’GATE ’EM, COLGATE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY!!” Interview by Jaime Heilbron

Nick Arpey ’14 Sport: Men’s Soccer Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa Major: Undeclared Why Alex? Alex tallied an assist on the first goal of the game during the Raiders’ shutout against Lafayette last weekend. Coach Ronning said that this was the team’s most complete effort of the season. Do you agree with that statement? “Yes, I do agree with that statement. We defended well, kept the ball moving and created scoring chances consistently throughout the game against a good Lafayette team.” This win put you at 4-0 in the Patriot League. What does this mean for Athletic Communications the team? “Lafayette was a big win for us, as is every Patriot League game. Although we are 4-0 in the Patriot League, we need to continue to stay focused, work hard in practice and improve as a team.” Junior forward Matt Schuber notched another goal in this contest, and he leads the team in points with eight. What does he mean to the team overall? “Matt does a great job of scoring goals, setting up others and holding the ball up top. He is an important part of our team and works well as part of a balanced attack, with seven different players scoring goals so far this season. The midfielders have been able to find the forwards and keep the ball moving, while the defenders and goalies have been able to keep the ball out of the back of the net.” You set up Steven Miller for the first goal of the contest. Describe that play. “I got the ball on the left side, dribbled to the end line, and tried to find someone open in the box. Steven was able to keep his composure and put the ball in the back of the net.” As a first-year, was there any transition moving into Patriot League play? “There was definitely a transition moving into the Patriot League; however, game experience and the practice environment have helped all the first-years adjust to a faster, more physical game.” Interview by Jaime Heilbron



October 21, 2010


Field Hockey Falls to 4-10

No. 9 American Defeats Colgate, 6-1 at Tyler’s Field By Rebecca Silberman Maroon-News Staff

On Saturday, the Colgate field hockey team fell to No. 9 American University, 6-1. With this loss, the team’s record for the season stands at 4-10. The Raiders are 1-2 in Patriot League play, while American is 12-2 overall and 3-0 against Patriot League opponents. Senior Laura Denenga recorded Colgate’s lone goal of the day, off an assist by sophomore Kendall Zaharris. The Eagles received three of their goals from senior Christine Fingerhuth. The scoring began ten minutes into the game with the first of the Eagles’ goals. With 13 minutes left in the half, Colgate tied up the score with the goal from Denenga. Zaharris tipped the ball from the circle and then Denenga took it to the net, beating the Eagles’ goalie for the score. Soon after, American snatched back the lead with the first of Fingerhuth’s goals. American netted another goal just two minutes before the end of the half, raising the score to 3-1. “We stayed with them pretty well at first, but we made some mistakes down the line that cost us goals,” Lalli said. “They’re ranked number nine in the nation for a reason, so while our effort was apparent throughout the game, we couldn’t afford to make the

mistakes that we did make.” The second half was characterized by Fingerhuth’s second and third goals, which came within three minutes of each other. American’s final tally came 13 minutes before the game’s conclusion, ending the game 6-1. In the match, Colgate was outshot 21-4. American also had the advantage in penalty corners, besting Colgate 7-1. In goal, senior captain Kirsten Lalli saved 14, marking her sixth game of the season tallying a double-digit save total. “Overall, there were a lot of positives in the game, especially in the first half,” Head Coach Cathy Foto said. “It was a good team effort.” Lalli was positive about the team’s progress throughout the season. “We’ve definitely improved as a team in terms of our ability to fight during each play and to be more aggressive overall,” Lalli commented. “If we continue to play the way we have been in the last couple of games we should be able to finish with more wins and make the playoffs.” The team will play again this Saturday when they host Holy Cross at Tyler’s Field on Colgate’s Senior Day. Holy Cross is currently 0-14 overall and 0-3 in Patriot League play. Contact Rebecca Silberman at

SHOWDOWN: Two Raiders face off against American’s first-year Constanza Palma in the home match last weekend. Colgate fell to 1-2 in the Patriot League with the loss.

Women’s Soccer Tops American, 2-1

By Matt Flannery Maroon-News Staff

Last Sunday, the Colgate women’s soccer team traveled to Washington, D.C. to take on Patriot League foe American University. Propelled by two goals from sophomore forward Jillian Kinter and excellent goalkeeping by sophomore Alexis Longwell, the Raiders took home the win with a final score of 2-1. With the victory, Colgate is now 5-10 overall. The first goal of the match came from Kinter in the 14th minute when she headed a ball over the outstretched hands of American’s keeper, senior Lindsey Farthing. The goal was started by sophomore midfielder Alyssa Manoogian, who delivered a short pass to senior forward Anna Baldwin. Baldwin took the pass and deliv-

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ered a perfectly placed chip to Kinter, who finished the play to give Colgate a lead that it would never relinquish. Kinter delivered her second goal of the game a lucky 13 minutes after her first. Manoogian set up the goal once again, finding a wide open Kinter streaking down the left side. She then struck a low shot beyond the reach of Farthing and tucked it into the net. Shortly after Kinter’s second goal of the game, American bounced back with a quick goal in the 32nd minute. American midfielder sophomore Jasmine Mohandesi lofted a shot that was partially tipped by Longwell and bounced off the crossbar. Out of position after the initial save, Longwell was unable to retreat in time to make a play on junior midfielder Mikaila Weaver’s rebound.

The Eagles’ quick response narrowed the deficit to one goal for American, but that was all that they were able to muster. In the second half, Colgate employed a much more defensive scheme. The Raiders took only three shots in the half, as opposed to the eight that they fired in the first half. The Eagles continued their attack, shooting another seven shots during the second period of play, but were unable to capitalize on any of their opportunities. Longwell continued her strong play, making three more saves to keep American at bay. When the final whistle blew, Colgate had stolen a road victory away from Patriot League rival American by a final score of 2-1. American outshot Colgate 14-11, but the suffocating defense and strong

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goalkeeping of the Raiders was just enough to squeeze out a victory. Colgate will return to the field twice this week. On Friday, October 22, the Raiders will play at home against the Holy Cross Crusaders. The Crusaders are 0-3-1 in the Patriot League and 3-9-2 overall. On Sunday, the Raiders take the field against Army in their final home game of the season. The Black Knights are currently ranked third in the Patriot League with a record of 2-0-2 and a record of 11-3-2 overall. The victory over American helped the Raiders up to .500 in the Patriot League. Colgate is now ranked fifth in the conference with a record of 2-2-0. Contact Matt Flannery at

October 21, 2010




Men’s Hockey Boosts Record to 2-0

Men’s Hockey Erases Early Deficit to Defeat Visiting Brock University By Jaime Heilbron Assistant Sports Editor

Last Saturday the Colgate men’s hockey team hosted the Brock University Badgers, a Canadian university from St. Catherine’s, Ontario for an exhibition tilt in its unofficial home opener. The Raiders took home the victory by a score of 3-2. Junior goaltender Bryan Bessette saw two periods of action in which he stopped 15 out of 17 shots faced, while first-year Eric Mihalik protected the net in the third period, stopping all eight shots he faced. First-year forward Mike McCann scored his second goal in as many games, while junior assistant captain Kevin McNamara scored the game-winning goal for Colgate. “I was only trying to get the puck on net, so it felt good when I saw that it beat the goalie,” McNamara said. “It’s always special playing at home, and we appreciate the support.” ’Gate suffered another slow start in the first period of Saturday night’s contest, but unlike in its season opener against Army, they were forced to pay for it. Brock drew first blood at the 1:18 mark of the game and a little over five minutes later added a second tally on the power play to take a 2-0 lead. The Badgers’ second goal seemed to have woken up the Raiders, and from then on they played with urgency, attempting to overcome the early adversity. The visiting defense, however, stood strong and Brock held a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. It did not take much longer for Colgate to get

MAC-ATTACK ROCKS BROCK: Raider junior assistant captain Kevin McNamara scored the game-winning goal against Brock University, leading Colgate to a 3-2 victory. on the scoreboard. however. After Badgers’ Adam Schwark was called for a two-minute interference penalty, the Raiders made them pay by capitalizing on the power play. Senior assistant captain François Brisebois was credited with the goal, assisted by senior captain Brian Day and sophomore defenseman Nathan Sinz at the 5:32 mark.

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With great field position, it was only a matter of time before Sullivan or Eachus punched it in. Sure enough, Eachus ran in for the touchdown two plays later from 25 yards out and ’Gate went into halftime with a commanding 31-0 lead. The Raider defense held the Big Red to a measly 61 yards in the first half, while the offense gained a staggering 320 yards. Somehow, Cornell began to gain some momentum to start the second half after holding Colgate to back-to-back punts and knocking in a field goal from 36-yards out to make it 31-3. The Big Red offense was drove again on its next possession. The shift, however, ended just as quickly as it began when senior Brad Keele intercepted a Mathews pass at the Colgate 16yard line, returning it to the 32. Two plays later, Eachus busted out a 63-yard run for a score, his third of the game, and the Raiders took back control and went up 38–3. Eachus and Sullivan led the Raiders 78 yards in five plays on their next series, as both players contributed with more big plays. From his own 29-yard line, Eachus ran the ball down to the Cornell 17. Sullivan capped off the drive with a score from 11 yards out to make it 44-3 before Colborne’s extra point was blocked.

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While ’Gate continued to keep the puck in the visiting zone, it would take until the waning minutes of the second period for the hosts to make the game even. McCann put the biscuit in the basket after receiving a pass from sophomore forward Billy Rivellini at 17:05. Junior defenseman Corbin McPherson was credited

with the second assist. The third frame saw the referees almost lose control of the tilt. Colgate suffered from controversial calls made by the officials who sent Raider skaters to the penalty box six times throughout the period. This includes a sequence of 12 minutes at the start of the period, in which ’Gate only saw a little under two minutes of even, five-on-five play. It was during that brief period that McNamara scored his game-winner assisted by sophomore forward Christian Long. Before finalizing the game and earning the victory, the Raiders would have to kill one more penalty that was called at the 18:31 mark. Colgate neutralized the Badger power play and obtained the hard-fought victory when the buzzer sounded. “We weren’t playing our game in the first period,” McNamara said. “In the last two periods, we made sure to get back to making simple plays and finishing our checks. Good things tend to happen when we do the little things right.” Next up for the Raiders is a return to NCAA play after a 14-hour road trip to Sault Ste. Marie, MI where they will take on the Lake Superior State University Lakers in a two-game series this upcoming weekend. “We will keep the practices up-tempo in preparation for the long road trip,” McNamara said. “I’m also sure that we’ll continue to work on perfecting our special teams play.” Friday’s contest is slated for a 7:05 p.m. start, while Saturday’s will begin at 5:05 p.m. EST. Contact Jaime Heilbron at

That score would hold up to be the final. Cornell’s offense could not manage more than eight yards on its remaining possessions against the incredible play of the Colgate defense, led by senior Chris DiMassa and his career-high 12 tackles. “We’ve had some starters hurt but young guys and older guys have stepped up and made a lot of plays,” Coach Biddle said. “The coaches have done a great job and I think a lot of it goes back to where we hung in there with Syracuse in a lot of places and our players understood they could play with people up front ... the guys understand what they have to do to play team defense. Sometimes your offense struggles but if you’re playing good defense consistently you’ve got a chance to win and that’s what we’re doing right now.” This game marked the third week in a row that the Raider defense has held opponents to ten points or less. With outstanding play on both sides of the ball, the Raiders are going to be tough to beat from here on out. Colgate will next take the gridiron when it hosts the defending Patriot League Champions, Holy Cross, this upcoming Saturday. The game is slated for a 1 p.m. start at Andy Kerr Stadium. Contact Jordan Plaut at

XC Places 5th and 10th By Michael LeClair Sports Editor

Colgate cross country enjoyed a successful weekend, with the men’s team finishing fifth of 25 at the Albany Invitational, and the women finishing 10th of 31 at Penn State Nationals. In Albany, sophomore Chris Johnson and senior Ed Sheridan led the Colgate charge, finishing third and fourth overall, respectively. Johnson’s time of 25:04.8 was a personal-best. Host SUNY Albany claimed first in the meet, placing their top-five runners in the top ten. At Penn State Nationals in State College,

PA, junior Elise DeRoo was the headliner for the Raiders, finishing third overall with a time of 20:34. Junior Chelsea Burns was the second Colgate runner across the line, coming in 24th place, completing her 6K run in 21:25. Colgate’s team score of 290 placed them ahead of schools like Maryland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Temple, as well as Patriot League foe Lehigh. Villanova claimed the top spot at the meet with 26 points. Both the men’s and women’s teams are next in action on October 30 at the Patriot League Championships, hosted by Lafayette. Contact Michael LeClair at

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October 21, 2010


Men’s Soccer Gains Confidence, Goes 1-1

By Mitch Waxman Maroon-News Staff

The Colgate men’s soccer team enjoyed a successful week, as they beat Patriot League foe Lafayette 2-0 last Saturday only to be blanked by No. 3 Maryland by the same score this past Tuesday. The Lafayette win was extremely important to the Raiders’ season. Colgate had just lost a disappointing game to Cornell, and it was vital that the letdown against the Big Red did not affect their more important Patriot League contest. In addition, the win put them at 4-0 in the Patriot League, virtually assuring them a spot in the Patriot League tournament. As so many Raiders games have started, Colgate controlled the ball throughout the first half, only to see Lafayette turn to a defensive style of play and keep the Raiders out of the net. The biggest highlight of the half came ten minutes before halftime, when senior Jeff Leach got a full head of steam into a shot, forcing the Leopard goalkeeper to make full out dive to parry the ball away. The Raiders came out in the second half determined to solve the Lafayette defense. Luckily, it didn’t take long. Just two minutes into the second half, first-year Nick Arpey beat his defender down the left side of the field, made a move at the end line, and then passed it to an open Steven Miller in front of the net, who knew exactly how to make the score 1-0. After that goal, Colgate continued to put the pressure on, having chance after chance. In

the 75th minute they struck again, as sophomore George McFarland put a cross into the box and junior Matt Schuber volleyed it home to make the game 2-0. With the goal Schuber became the team points leader, with eight on the season. The game would end with that score, with the Raiders outshooting the Leopards 16-8. The Raiders rode the momentum of that win all the way down to College Park, Maryland where they would face off against the University of Maryland. Colgate viewed this game as an ability to see where they are, as the Terps are the third-ranked team in the nation and a legitimate contender for the NCAA title. If an ignorant observer had been watching the first half, however, he probably would have thought that Colgate was the higher-ranked team. The Raiders came out on fire, pressuring the Maryland end of the field and outshooting their lofty opponent. Unfortunately, while they have been able to overcome their lack of finishing against lesser opponents, Colgate’s inability to tally proved costly this time. After dominating the game for the first 36 minutes, everything changed on a deflected shot. A Maryland player dribbled to a threatening position outside the box and unleashed a shot which goalkeeper Chris Miller seemed in position to save. The ball took an untimely deflection, however, and just like that the Raiders were in a 1-0 hole. That goal proved to be the needle that pricked Colgate’s momentum. The second half featured Maryland outshooting the Raiders 14-4, and in the 80th

LEAVING LAFAYETTE BEHIND: Senior Jeff Leach steals away with the ball in the 2-0 Raider victory against Lafayette last weekend. minute the Terps cashed in again, this time off a corner kick, delivered by Matt Kassel. The score would end at 2-0, although the Raiders should certainly take some positives from this game. They hung tough with a high caliber foe, and as they travel to Lewisburg to face Bucknell this weekend Colgate

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should certainly have all the confidence they need. The Raiders play again on Saturday, as they face Bucknell on the road in Lewisburg, PA. The game is slated for a 7 p.m. start. Contact Jaime Heilbron at

Golf Finishes Fall Season 16th at Lincon Mercury Invitational By Matt Flannery Maroon-News Staff

This past weekend, the Colgate men’s golf team traveled down to Bedminster, New Jersey to compete in the Lincoln Mercury Intercollegiate Invitational. Relative to its consistent play so far this season, the team disappointed, stumbling into a 16th place finish out of 18 total. Colgate struggled right out of the gate, shooting a first round of 321 as a team. On the second day of the tournament, the team

made somewhat of a recovery, shooting a second round of 312, which brought the team’s two day total to 638 (+57). The tournament was won handedly by Binghamton University, who shot 587 (298289) on the weekend. Temple University shot consistently en route to a second place finish, posting team scores of 296 on both the first and second days. Villanova took home third place in the invitational with a total of 599 (300299), while tournament host Seton Hall took fourth place, finishing 16 strokes

off the lead. The Raiders’ 16th place finish was easily their worst competition since September 25, when the team placed 11th at the Cornell Invitational in Ithaca. Despite the rough overall finish, some individuals on the team played solid rounds to close out their official season. Junior captain Ben Jessen finished the tournament tied for 38th place. Jessen stumbled a bit in the first day of the tournament, shooting a 79. On the second day however, he appeared to be a bit more comfortable, firing away to the

tune of a 76. Sophomore teammate Hunter Hanson also wrapped up his season with a bang, finishing the tournament with a 157 (8077). Fellow sophomore Will Delano was the third-best Raider of the weekend, and was easily the most consistent. Delano closed out his season with a pair of 80s, totaling +16. Overall, the Raiders recorded a first, sixth, eleventh and sixteenth-place finish through the fall season, respectively. Contact Matt Flannery at



October 21, 2010


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Athletic Communications

Volleyball Earns Split on Road Trip Beats Holy Cross 3-1; Falls to Army, 0-3

By Emma Barge Assistant Sports Editor

The Colgate volleyball team earned a road split last weekend with a victory over the Holy Cross Crusaders (25-21, 20-25, 25-14, 25-21) followed by a loss to the Army Black Knights (25-21, 25-21, 25-20). Despite being far from home, the Colgate Raiders found themselves comfortable at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA last Friday night. The Raiders carried a 36-4 advantage in the last 40 matches against the Crusaders, so they entered the game with confidence in their ability to post a win. The confidence evidently gave Colgate enough momentum to barrel through their opponent. The Colgate defense was lead by a veteran and rookie duo of senior libero Devon Applegate and first-year setter Kaylee Fifer; the seven blocks posted by first-year middle Lindsay Young also supported the defense. Young contributed on the offensive end as well with 11 kills to match junior Maureen Colligan’s count for the contest. Despite their comfortable history with the Crusaders, the Raiders could not take Friday’s match lightly. They desperately needed a win after dropping their last two Patriot League matches. After taking the opening points with two consecutive kills by Young and junior middle Kaylee Dougherty, the Raiders slipped and allowed Holy Cross to swipe the next seven points to secure an early lead. With this deficit, the Raiders buckled down and came back to the score at a lucky 13-13 on a service ace by Fifer followed by a kill by Colligan. The team took this new momentum and pushed through to win the set at 25-21.

Perhaps still a bit too comfortable with their opponents, the Raiders let set number two slip, finishing with a losing score of 20-25. Fortunately, Colgate was able to wake up in the middle of the match, taking the third game with a blistering score of 2514. The Raiders came out with an aggressive bang in the beginning of the set and never let up. Eleven attack errors on the Crusader side of the net also contributed to the win. “I’m really happy how we bounced back tonight,” Head Coach Ryan Baker said. “Our passing was solid and our block was strong. Lindsay and Mo had some kills at key moments in the match.” The Raiders finished the fourth set at 25-20, with a 10-3 run in the middle of the game supported by kills from first-year libero Caitlin Cremin. The team lost its spark the next night when it played Army for the first time this season, losing 0-3 to the Black Knights. The defeat brought the Raiders’ record to 11-10 overall and 4-3 in Patriot League play. Saturday’s game saw players’ roles and responsibilities being rotated on the floor. The team split setters, with Fifer and junior Blaire Safir posting 13 and 15 assists, respectively. Senior captain Logan Keala posted an even ten kills and ten digs for the match, while first-year Caitlin Cremin led the team in digs with a total of 11 overall. The day began with even play and good competition between the two teams, with the score crawling back-and-forth to 8-7. After that, however, Army’s Ariana Mankus proved to be too big at the net, posting 19 kills in 40 attempts for the Black Knights, along with 18 digs for the match. The second and third sets were also

quite competitive, with the teams staying within a five point range of each other at all times. Colgate held the lead on several occasions in the third set, but an 11-3 run by Army brought them a seven-point lead at 18-11. This run proved to be too difficult to recover from, and Colgate gave up the

set and match with a score of 25-20. The Raiders will be on the road again next weekend when they face American University on Friday and Navy on Saturday to start the second half of Patriot League play. Contact Emma Barge at

By Alexi Aberant

sophomore forward Jenna Klynstra scored her first goal of the season, giving Colgate a two-goal cushion by making the game 4-2. With 1:43 remaining on the clock, Connecticut scored another goal, closing in on the gap to make it 4-3. But in no time, senior forward Jacquie Colborne scored an empty-net goal with only seconds remaining on the clock, to seal the win for the Raiders. This was the Raiders’ second consecutive win against the Huskies. Junior goalkeeper Kimberly Sass stopped 27 out of 30 shots faced. The Raiders faced the No. 10 Providence Friars last Saturday afternoon. This time, Colgate was defeated, despite outplaying and outshooting Providence throughout the contest. After scoring the game-tying goal in the waning minutes of the third period, the Friars scored once again in the overtime period, handing the Raiders a heartbreaking defeat, 2-1. First-year forward Rachel Walsh scored her first collegiate goal in the defeat. Colgate will next take the ice this upcoming weekend when they host Wayne State University for a two-game series. Friday’s contest is slated for a 7 p.m. start. Saturday’s will begin at 2 p.m. Contact Alexi Aberant at

Women’s Hockey Splits Weekend Play Maroon-News Staff

Colgate women’s hockey had a mixed weekend, defeating Connecticut, 5-3, and falling to No. 10 Providence, 2-1, in overtime. The first goal of the game came three minutes into the opening period, scored by Connecticut’s Brittany Murphy and assisted by Kelly Horan. Six minutes later, however, the Raiders fired back with a goal by first-year forward Jocelyn Simpson who slid the puck past Huskies goaltender Alexandra Garcia. Simpson’s first collegiate goal tied the score at one. The goal came off an assist by sophomores Jordan Brickner and Jessica Hootz. Two minutes later, Colgate took the lead with senior forward Hannah Milan’s first goal of the season. Midway through the second period, the Raiders continued their scoring streak with a tally by Hootz on a second power play. Hootz took a slap shot at the top of the circle that whistled past Garcia’s glove. Simpson and Brickner assisted on the goal. For the remainder of the second period, both squads tried and failed to score. In the third period, however, Connecticut’s Jennifer Chaisson scored an unassisted goal, cutting Colgate’s lead to 3-2. The Raiders quickly retaliated when

October 21, 2010


Bob Cornell

Colgate Crushes Cornell; Eachus Sets Record By Jordan Plaut Assistant Sports Editor

On Saturday, junior running back Nate Eachus set a new school record with 291 yards rushing in Colgate’s 44-3 victory over Cornell, breaking the previous total of 280 yards set by Jamaal Branch in 2003 against Holy Cross. At Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, Eachus and senior quarterback Greg Sullivan each rushed for three touchdowns. Thanks to a powerful offense and stifling defense, the Colgate football team’s recent streak of plundering and pillaging continued as the Raiders locked up program win number 600. “Nate [Eachus] has had a good year and he’s a great running back,” Head Coach

Dick Biddle said. “We’re pretty multi-dimensional offensively and I thought our offensive line did a really good job today. I just think it was a great effort by them, our quarterback, our receivers blocking downfield and obviously by Nate.” ’Gate defense posted seven sacks, holding Cornell scoreless until a field goal with 5:58 left in the third quarter. As for the offense, it was clear from the beginning that the Raiders could move down the field at will. ’Gate racked up 440 yards rushing, primarily from Eachus and Sullivan. On the historic day, Raider defense held the Big Red to just 32 yards rushing and 124 total yards. From the very first play of the game, the Raiders (4-2) knew they had a lot to

look forward to, as Eachus broke off on a 25-yard run. Even though Colgate did not score on its first possession, that run set the tone for the rest of the game. After forcing a three-and-out from Cornell (1-4), Colgate moved into the red zone before settling for a 30-yard field goal from sophomore Evan Colborne to go up 3-0. The lead built from there, and the Raiders never looked back. A few possessions later, Sullivan orchestrated a seven-play, 72-yard drive, finishing with a 33-yard completion to senior Doug Rosnick and a touchdown score from 26-yards out by the quarterback. After yet another great series from the defense, highlighted by tackles from sophomore linebacker Patrick Friel, the

running game kicked into another gear. Eachus broke through the Big Red lines for a massive 66-yard rush and a touchdown, his first on the day and the longest run of his career. The next drive did not disappoint as Sullivan took his turn for a big running play, scoring from his own 47-yard line to put the Raiders up 24-0. The other side of the ball was not too shabby either, with the Big Red unable to respond offensively. Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews was sacked by sophomore lineman Tyler Danielsen on their next possession, which caused a fumble that was recovered by Raider senior linebacker Chris DiMassa at Cornell’s 27–yard line. Continued on D-6.

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