The Oldest College Weekly in America
November 11, 2010
Volume CXLIII, Number 11
“Points System” The Crash that Under Changed Colgate Ten Years Later Consideration By Rebekah Ward Maroon-News Staff
I Want My MTV, Domo Arigato. A-2.
COMMENTARY THE POWER OF POINTS: Corey Landstrom presented a new disciplinary system which will be voted on in January. Zhi Ting Chang
by Dylan Guss Assistant News Editor
Deo ac Veritati... Translation Please? Religious Literacy is Examined. B-5.
“Is there a better way to address violations?” Assistant Dean of Students Corey Landstrom asked. Following in the footsteps of Bucknell, Hamilton, Gettysburg, Colby, Carthage, Union and Galludet, Colgate is moving toward “the points system.” Last week, Landstrom met with the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate to go over the proposed “points system.” He presented how the new system will focus on accountability, clarity of
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IN MEMORIUM: Memorial plaques are located at the location of the 2000 car carsh on Oak Drive. Qiwa Tang
Bikes Distributed to Those in Need By Jessica Blank
policy and forgiveness. Accountability will be emphasized by the new system’s specific point value for each violation. Clarity will be improved by the creation of a point value chart which allows students to “predict [the] outcome” of their actions. And forgiveness will be implemented through limited amnesty and “point forgiveness.” The new “points system” now on the agenda of various student and administrative groups is, for the most part, a very similar system to what is currently in place. Campus
Most Colgate students have heard of the devastating car crash on campus near the mouth of Oak Drive. However, few are aware this Thursday, November 11, marks the ten-year anniversary of the crash and its four casualties. Among those killed that night was Katie Almeter, Colgate student and track runner, whose life was taken in the early morning of November 11, 2000. Rob Koester, a Colgate junior at the time, stopped to pick up firstyear Katie Almeter and two of her friends to give them a lift up the hill. At the time he stopped, the car already held three passengers. He started driving, and almost immediately crashed into one of the giant oak trees lining the street. “It was a cold night, it was rainy, and the girls were walking. Then they got in the vehicle with [Koester] and about 150 feet later they were dead,” Jane Jones, Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug Education, said.
Chuck Fox, Hamilton resident and owner of the Hamilton Movie Theater, is determined to provide bikes to those who need them. Fox has created a program called “Community Bikes,” which aims to collect used, old and broken bicycles from the surrounding area. Volunteers from the Hamilton community and Colgate, including members of the fraternity Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delta) spend time repairing each of the bikes. The newly restored bikes are then placed into the hands of those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford a bicycle. In the past two years, over 500 bicycles have been collected, repaired and donated to families in the area. “I was surprised to find out that a lot of families and adults do not have cars or licenses. They have to get to places on their bikes,” Fox said. “This is life saving for a lot of people.” The repairs and volunteertime for each bike is equivalent to about $25, and the value of the
finished product is around $100. In addition to the bike itself, helmets, bike stands and other gear are also collected and redistributed to the surrounding community. At first, the bicycles were stored in the basement below the Barge. As more bikes accumulated, Fox needed a bigger space. He now keeps the donated bikes in a large garage in Hamilton. However, Fox wants to expand “Community Bikes” beyond the Hamilton area. “We want to provide bikes to our community, but also globally,” Fox said. For this reason, he asked alumna Kathryn Bertine to join his mission. During her time at Colgate, Bertine was a figure skater and a member of the rowing team. After Bertine graduated from Colgate in 1997, she became an elite triathlete. By 2006, she was approached by ESPN with an offer. ESPN would agree to sponsor Bertine in whichever sport she chose, as long as she qualified for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Bertine spent time researching Olympic sports and finally decided she would try
to qualify for cycling, her strongest event in the triathlon. She had 18 months to train and find a country to represent. After several months, she attained dual citizenship to Saint Kitts and Nevis, but by this time, it was too late for Bertine to compete in the 2008 Olympics. While ESPN withdrew its sponsorship, Bertine was still determined to make it to the 2012 Olympics in London. Bertine also had a new goal. She wanted to help create a Cycling Federation in St. Kitts and Nevis in return for the support the country had given her to pursue her Olympic dream. This past June, Bertine released her new book, As Good As Gold, detailing her experience as an elite athlete and her dream to reach the Olympics. “While Kathryn’s goal was to help build the Cycling Federation, my goal was to provide bikes to those who need them but can’t afford them,” Fox said. Together, Fox and Bertine thought of ways that their two goals could merge. While the idea is still in its infant stages, Fox hopes to partner with Bertine’s contacts in Saint Kitts and
Nevis to distribute bikes to those in need. Fox is aiming to get 100 bikes and helmets, with Bertine’s help, to families in the Caribbean. “The goal is to match a bike with a need,” Fox said. Bertine is excited about the future of “Community Bikes.” “Volunteering a little bit of time to help an organization grow can yield incredible results. One of the great things about the Colgate spirit, as an undergraduate and graduate 13 years out of college, people are still incredibly generous in terms of donations and getting the word out when it comes to something that betters our community,” Bertine said. “We can really make a huge different with very small steps.” “I think Chuck is doing something that is so wonderful. It’s not just about Hamilton and Colgate. It reaches into Madison County, as well as beyond. It can reach worldwide, and it is wonderful that we have someone like Chuck putting it all together,” Bertine said. Contact Jessica Blank at email@example.com.
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Former MTV Correspondent SuChin Pak Speaks on Minorities in the Media
MINORITY ISSUES IN THE REAL WORLD: SuChin Pak spoke about selfimage in the context of her MTV career. colgate.edu
By Hannah Fuchs Maroon-News Staff
Colgate’s ALANA (African, Latin, Asian, & Native American) Cultural Center and the Korean American Student Association (KASA) brought SuChin Pak, a former
MTV news correspondent to campus on Wednesday, November 3 to speak on the media’s portrayal of minorities. SuChin Pak became an Asian American role model as the first Asian face on MTV news in 2001. While working with MTV, she covered events like the MTV Video Music Awards and MTV’s pre-Grammy show but she has also covered momentous events like September 11 and the earthquake in Haiti. Pak’s latest work is with Pepsi’s “Refresh” project, which strives to empower youth across the country. “Self-empowerment comes when you can fully express who you are without a juggling act,” Pak said at the Colgate event. Pak’s presentation focused on self-image and, particularly, how life as a minority can complicate perceptions and self-acceptance. In her documentary, “My Life (Translated),” Pak discusses these unspoken struggles with other minorities. The film chronicles a feeling of insecurity within different minorities who view themselves harshly against the backdrop of American pop-culture beauty. “In SuChin’s documentary, it was clear that all minorities, especially women, are affected by the media’s portrayal of beauty,” Elise Bronzo, ALANA’s Outreach Program Coordinator said. “While SuChin was insecure about the shape and size of her eyes, other minorities are insecure about the size of their lips, hips, hair and other body parts.” Pak dealt with her own insecurities growing
up in mainstream American culture, and her life story was the primary focus of her lecture. Pak recalled taping her eyelids to create creases which temporarily made her feel better about herself. For most of her life, she considered getting plastic surgery to create folds in her eyelids, a very common procedure for Asians and Asian Americans. Pak also discussed the balancing act between her parents’ indigenous culture and her new American world. Making the leap to a career in American media was a formidable task, especially since there was little Asian presence in the profession. “I had to figure out how to make an identity out of a void,” Pak said. “But as a minority I felt it was my rite of passage to battle stereotypes and fill the void.” Pak bravely filled that vacuum. Her work on MTV and with youth led to a realization that she could have her own definition of beauty, one that did not entail plastic surgery. “She explained herself and her personal experience in a way that helped non-Asian students understand her struggles in the media while also empowering Asian students to believe in their ability and beauty,” Bronzo said. Pak said she has enjoyed her time at MTV, mostly because she was able to work actively in the field. “The MTV I love is the one that is the megaphone for youth culture,” Pak said, though she wishes there was a greater depiction of ordinary young people.
Her outgoing and down-to-earth sensibility has enabled her to be a role model for both Asian Americans and youth alike. Pak encourages youth to step out of their safe zones and live their lives as Americans without rejecting roots. “I thought she was really impressive,” first-year Jeehyon Yoh said. “She advocated values I grew up with and reinforced my idea of beauty, without the surgery.” Pak believes that the character definition of Americans is constantly transforming, a message that can resonate with the entire Colgate student body. “This generation will define what it means to be American,” Pak said. “With the progress in technology, the youth are their own program directors and can control the pop culture reference, creating their own stories and channels.” “It’s great that the school brings prominent youth figures to school, bringing diverse perspectives to campus,” first-year Jessica Ospina said. ALANA’s goal is to bring relevant speakers to campus that can identify and break down the roots of prejudice. For this reason, Bronzo felt the event was a success. “She provoked the audience to consider the experiences of their peers and the greater minority population, which is what we are hoping to accomplish in every event that ALANA supports,” she said. Contact Hannah Fuchs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office Hours: Raymond Douglas Professor Brings Irish Fascist Group to Light in New Book By Nate Lynch Assistant Editor
Associate Professor of History Raymond Douglas recently published a book about his research on a World War II-era fascist group in Ireland called “Ailtirí na hAiséirghe” or “Architects of the Resurrection.” The book, titled Architects of the Resurrection: Ailtiri na hAiseirghe and the Fascist ‘New Order’ in Ireland was published by the Manchester University Press in August 2009, and is available for order at the Colgate University Bookstore. Douglas happened upon a reference to the Architects of the Resurrection while conducting research on an unrelated project in the National Archives. As he began to learn more about their popularity and significance in 1940s Ireland, he decided to conduct more extensive research. “It was a complete accident,” Douglas said of the discovery. “I considered myself knowledgeable on Irish history and I couldn’t imagine how an organization such as this could have passed under my radar. I started reading their publications…and eventually I tracked down the son of Gearóid Ó Cuinneagáin [the leader of the Architects who died in 1991]…He brought me out to a shed in his garden; it was filled top to bottom full of records. Not just papers, but banners and photographic records, everything. I got a small grant to enable me to catalogue all his material, which took me three years.” By going through and cataloguing all of the material preserved by the group, Douglas became intimately knowledgeable about the group’s ideology, organization and rise to prominence. The catalogue, longer than Douglas’ book, is now in the Military Archives of Ireland. A striking contrast that Douglas noted between the Architects and other popular fascist groups of the time, such as the Nazis and the National Fascist Party of Italy, was the Architects’ integration of Christianity into their political doctrine.
A LUCKY FIND: Colgate’s own professor Raymond Douglas recently published a book on Fascist groups in Ireland after he stumbled upon a series of pertinent documents in a garden shed. amazon.com
“I think they believed Christianity gave fascism an appeal it wouldn’t otherwise have. It wasn’t just Catholicism; it was Christianity as a whole,” Douglas said. This perceived “universal appeal” of Christianity allowed the Architects to create a “fascism-for-export” ideology, something radically new and different from other right-wing movements. “They did not see themselves as knockoffs of Hitler
and Mussolini,” Douglas said. “They thought that what they were developing was unique… The argument was that there was no fascism to export; it arises from the peculiarities of each country. So if you aren’t German, you have no reason to be a Nazi, if you aren’t Italian, you have no reason to follow Mussolini. But if you are a Christian, you would have every reason to join the Architects of the Resurrection.” Douglas acknowledges that the book is causing “quite a stir” in Ireland. “A lot of people mentioned [as members of the Architects] went on to high careers,” Douglas said. “For example one member went on to be the Irish equivalent of the Speaker of the House. Some of them were remarkably frank [about their views]. They saw the way Ireland has turned out as a vindication of what they were saying.” Critics have acclaimed Douglas’s illumination of this forgotten period of Irish history and his comparison of the movement with other fascist parties at the time. “[The Architects movement] has been brought to life again by R.M. Douglas in this brilliant study,” The Irish Catholic’s Felix M Larkin said. “Douglas’ work challenges many assumptions that we blithely make about our history, notably that independent Ireland was steadfast in its commitment to parliamentary democracy on the Westminster model and that the ordinary Irish people—as distinct from de Valera’s government— were predominantly pro-British in sentiment during the Second World War. It presents a very original perspective on Irish society and culture in the dark days of the 1940s.” Douglas plans to publish another book about the deportation of ethnic Germans from Eastern European countries after World War II. “500,000 people were killed according to some estimates. This is going to be 100 times more controversial than the last book,” Douglas said. Contact Nate Lynch at email@example.com.
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Economics STRIPPED Dollar Deconstruction: Part II By Jenn Carey Arts and Features Editor
Last week’s “Dollar Deconstruction” put the value of the dollar into perspective over time. Now it is time to consider the value of the present dollar relative to other currencies. If, for instance, a Colgate student wanted to buy an overseas product from China (imagine for a moment that you cannot just go to the nearest Wal-Mart to do so) valued at 13 yuan, the student would have to pay roughly two dollars at the current dollar value in order to make this purchase. Just as the value of the dollar historically has not been static, the exchange rate of the dollar undergoes change almost as frequently as does Joan Rivers’s nose. The increasing or decreasing value of the American dollar has important implications for consumer purchasing power. Suppose that the value of the dollar decreases relative to the euro – now rather than one dollar equating to 0.7 euros, one dollar only equates to 0.5 euros. Thus, purchasing foreign goods has become more expensive for the American consumer, since they now have to cough up more dollars to pay for an item priced in euros. However, for the European consumer, American products have become easier to purchase now that the euro is stronger in relation to the dollar. So, if someone was in the market for a pricey international purchase – say, a mail-order bride – when the dollar is strong he will get more bang for his buck – no pun intended. One mechanism that can alter the value of the dollar is monetary policy, which produces a domino effect in the money market. While many Colgate students do not seem to understand cause and effect (cause: drinking 4Loko, effect: enough compromising Facebook photos to prevent you from ever running for political office), understanding monetary policy comes from understanding the sequential effects of Federal Reserve actions. The Federal Reserve banks across the nation are responsible for placing money into circulation. The Fed’s decision to augment or curb the money supply depends on the desired outcome in the economy. If, for instance, the Fed wants to stimulate consumption and investment, they will cause more money to be put into circulation. This relationship is not necessarily intuitive. When the Fed increases or restricts the money supply, the nominal interest rate, or the “federal funds rate” increases or declines accordingly. Since interest rates signify how costly it is for an individual to take out a loan, logically, this individual will be more inclined to borrow when the interest that they have to pay back – in addition to the initial loan amount – is low. If the Fed places more dollars into circulation, the interest rate, or “federal funds rate” for the jargon junkies, goes down. This means that if an individual was considering taking out a loan to buy a car, the amount of interest he or she will have to pay back on that loan just became smaller. Presumably, the rational individual will be more likely to purchase the vehicle under these conditions, thus causing the aforementioned growth in consumption. The Fed often “targets” a certain level for the federal funds rate that they hope to achieve – however, just like a Colgate student who intends on making it to Case by 10 a.m. Saturday morning, the best laid plans often go awry. In the wake of the financial crisis, the federal funds rate was continually set at lower and lower targets with the hopes of stimulating consumption, ultimately hitting a rock bottom target rate of zero percent. So just what does monetary policy have to do with the value of the dollar in an international setting? The dollar is stronger when interest rates are higher and weaker when interest rates are low. If the interest rate is high in America, individuals overseas recognize their potential to profit from accruing interest on American investments or holdings. As a result, individuals abroad will want to have more American money at their disposal. Using the basic principles of supply and demand, greater desire abroad for American dollars causes demand to exceed supply. This results in the escalating value of the dollar and, thus, stronger American currency. As promised, let’s return to Angelina and Brad for an example. If the value of the American dollar continues to plummet against the value of Namibian currency, the U.S. dollar is not only less appealing, but also less powerful in Namibian markets. If Brad and Angie want to adopt another child, they will have to pay more out of pocket when the dollar is weak than if the adoption fees had been handled in a time of relative American dollar dominance. However, perhaps the Jolie-Pitts have bigger problems. Economic woes aside, Brad and Angie will also face the struggle of finding yet another unique name for their latest family member – and with “Pilot Inspector” off the market, this may be a daunting task. Contact Jenn Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lecturer Argues for Harmony Between Bible and Science By Colin Sheridan Maroon-News Staff
On Thursday, November 4, the Center for Freedom & Western Civilization, the Institute for Philosophy, Politics and Economics and CORE 151 sponsored a lecture given by Scientist & theologian from Aish HaTorah College of Jewish Studies, Israel Gerald Schroeder. Schroeder argues for a harmony between the Bible and modern science. He is the author of Genesis and the Big Bang, The Science of God: The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom, The Hidden Face of God and God According to God: A Physicist Proves We’ve Been Wrong About God All Along. Schroeder attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he obtained his PhD in 1965 in nuclear physics and earth science. He then spent five years working on the staff of the physics department at MIT before moving to Israel. There he was employed as a researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Volcani Research Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently, he teaches at the Aish HaTorah (“Fire of the Torah”) College of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. In his lecture entitled, “The Bible and Modern Science: Reading the Book
of Genesis Today,” Schroeder focused on reconciling what he referred to as “two vastly different views of one reality,” that is, the Bible and science. “I thought it was a dazzling performance – his command of scripture, the commentaries and modern science, this coupled with his ability to make all of this more or less accessible in a thoroughly engaging style,” Director of the Politics, Philosophy and Economics Institute Stanley Brubaker said. Throughout his work, Schroeder only uses two types of sources: ancient biblical commentary and modern science. He abstains from using modern biblical commentary because, as he says, the authors of those commentaries had prior knowledge of modern science before writing, which skewed their view. In contrast to these critics, Schroeder accepts both the Bible and science in their entirety, but seeks to prove that they can coexist. “There are many levels of meaning in the words of the Hebrew Bible,” Schroeder said, mentioning the importance in grasping the deeper meaning of the Bible’s text, “you need to look below the surface to get the real meaning.” Schroeder made several startling proofs in his at-
tempt to demonstrate a relationship between science and God. He points out that there exists substantial evidence that God and nature are not two opposing forces, but one in the same. One example he gave is that carbon is necessary for life, and due to its composition, it is highly unlikely that it would be formed. Miraculously, he says, it is one of the Earth’s most abundant elements. Furthermore, in Genesis, God creates Adam out of the earth, working with nature. But most astonishing was Schroeder’s calculation using Einstein’s theory of relativity. Relativity theory states that time passes slower where there is greater gravitational pressure. Since the beginning, the universe has constantly spread out, and when the universe was first created, it was far smaller than the universe we live in today. Schroeder calculates that 15 billion years in today’s time (an approximate age of the universe according modern scientists) would be equal to six days under the conditions of confinement at the universe’s beginning. Six days is the amount of time God took to create the Earth, according to the Bible, and Schroeder says that this is no coincidence. Contact Colin Sheridan at email@example.com.
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Good Samaritan Clause, Medical Amnesty Included in New Disciplinary Policy Proposal Continued from A-1
Safety will still make observationbased reports and punishment is still decided at an arranged disciplinary meeting. Underage drinking and drinking games are still prohibited on campus. The main difference between the old and new systems is that the new system is mostly expressed in one easily read chart. For example, the current “points system” document has “possession of hard alcohol under the age of 21” valued at three points with a fee, a fine, a notification to the athletic administration and an alcohol tutorial initial assessment. It is all neatly organized in a row: cause and effect. It is important to note that only the highest point valued offense is given to the student. In other words, if a student violates three policies at once, the first worth three points, the second worth four points and the third worth five points, the student only gets five points added to his record. If a student is a repeat offender of disciplinary policy within the a single semester, Landstrom explained that he or she
“would receive [one] additional point above the points associated for the second violation.” This additional point is a “corollary point,” and there are multiple ways to gain this type of point. According to the current document on the “points system,” another way to earn [two] corollary points is by failing to “comply with a University official or local law enforcement professional.” Landstrom noted that a semester free of disciplinary issues takes a point off the student’s record and “an additional point may be removed upon completion of the opt-in educational program which is separate from a tutorial.” These programs would be offered four times, throughout each academic year. Besides providing opportunities for “forgiveness” of violations in the general sense, the new system also allows for “forgiveness” of specific violations that have long concerned students. Currently, University policy does not include any form of “medical amnesty” for students under the influence who need emergency care. In the proposed “points system,” there is a one-time “medi-
cal amnesty” for each student in his or her Colgate career. Also included in the “points system” is amnesty for the “good Samaritan.” If a student (the “good Samaritan”) is in violation of disciplinary policy and his friend needs “acute emergency care as a result of alcohol or other substance use,” the student can call Campus Safety to help his friend without worrying about disciplinary action on himself. This amnesty for the “good Samaritan” is unlimited. Another form of “forgiveness” from the “points system” is seen in the system’s attempt to help students with minimal disciplinary histories applying for jobs and to graduate schools. The new system introduces a “threshold” for releasing disciplinary history to employers and graduate schools. Under the “points system,” a student’s disciplinary record would be hidden, the vast majority of the time, if he had below six points. This advantageous system would only apply to violations incurred under the new system and would not help uppper-
A Decade After the Oak Drive Car Crash:
Faculty and Administrators Reflect Continued from A-1
Koester sustained only minor injuries from the crash. Students Chris Rea and Elke Wagel also survived. Of the four students who died, Katie Almeter was the only one attending Colgate. Emily Collins and Rachel Nargiso were Katie’s high school friends from Norwich, who were visiting campus from Hobart and William Smith. The final casualty, Kevin King, was Koester’s best friend from home. Koester was found to have had blood alcohol content of .17. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and four counts of second degree vehicular manslaughter. “This accident was especially difficult because it was something that wasn’t expected,” Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Mark Thompson said. Jones reiterated this sentiment. “It’s so easy for people to think ‘it could never happen to me.’ But these were three girls, out for their last night before exams, and it was just bizarre.” Jones, along with Thompson and a handful of others, is one of the few people left at Colgate who had a personal role in the aftermath of the accident. “In the life of a college, a lot of people have already moved on,” Jones noticed. “You obviously don’t have student voices. And the Dean of the College staff has also changed a lot – so you don’t have this institutional voice and memory.” But for Jones the memory is still vivid. “[After we found out about the accident] I was in Katie’s room just trying to be supportive of the students that were on her floor,
when one of the girls’ phones rang. I don’t even remember her saying anything, but she handed her phone to me and it was Katie’s dad saying that he was at Colgate to pick up his daughter and couldn’t find her. I said let me look into it and I’ll call you back,” Jones said, trailing off. This unspeakable grief was everywhere on campus. “It’s one of those enormous community traumas that everybody feels,” Associate University Chaplain Mark Shiner said.
“There have been a couple of significant changes to the campus as a result of this tragedy. One is the cruiser, a second is our zero tolerance drunk driving policy.” -Mark Thompson Director of Alumni Affairs Tim Mansfield was interviewing for his position during the aftermath of the accident. He was aware of the grief, and also the campus’s effort to figure out how to avoid future such accidents. Since the students had fallen victim to an instance of drunk driving, “the culture of alcohol was on people’s minds,” Mansfield said. The accident prompted a task force to be put together to reexamine this culture. “There’s nothing that will be able to take away the pain of Katie’s death,” Thompson said. “But there have been a couple of significant changes to the campus as a result of this tragedy. One is the cruiser, a
second is our zero tolerance drunk driving policy.” People who knew Katie and experienced the situation are wary of the tendency to reduce this tragedy to an example to learn from. “One doesn’t want to reduce four vibrant lives into some message of warning,” Shiner said. “That message can be gleaned from what happened, but the message of Katie Almeter was that she was a delightful, talented, beloved person with good friends.” The last memorial service for the tragedy was in 2007, when the photoengraved plaques were installed at the base of the Oak Drive tree that received the impact of the crash. Kathleen Kohl ’09 proposed and created the installation as a student here. “There had been previous tributes for the deceased; however, none had quite addressed the enormity of the accident and how it then shaped the campus culture for later students. I wanted to create a memorial that would emphasize the youth and promise of the lives lost,” Kohl said. This year’s memorial service, planned by Shiner, will take place on the night of Thursday, November 11 at 9:45 p.m. in Katie’s garden, a memorial located outside of West hall. “Students would very much be welcome to attend; it would be entirely appropriate,” Shiner said. But since the time when students who knew Katie are no longer on campus, memorial services have been small groups consisting mostly of faculty and staff close to the tragedy. Contact Rebekah Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
classmen who currently have disciplinary records in their application to employers and graduate schools. The SGA has expressed concern on this issue. As Landstrom put it, the new system will not “speak to old violations. It is, in effect, a new and separate beginning.” First-year Senator Sam Flood feels that the Senate is “happy with [the] change, but there has been some hesitation.” The proposed system is now in the hands of the Senate. While the new system seems to offer many benefits for students, there is a catch: parents will become notified more easily than under the current disciplinary system. Landstrom argued that early notification of parents would reduce students’ chances of continuing questionable behavior. Landstrom was initially skeptical of point-based systems, but their success at schools like Gettysburg has changed his mind. He urged students that the new system is “not about increasing enforcement.” While there is no set-in-stone plan for improving the system be-
yond implementation, Landstrom made it clear in an interview that he expects that there be a review of the data post-implementation to ensure that the system is “fitting in the way it was intended to fit.” The proposed system is one of the largest changes to Colgate’s disciplinary system in recent history. In an interview, Landstrom mentioned the DWI policy from ten years ago and the honor code overhaul three years ago as other significant changes. The discipline system is reviewed every other year. While there are legitimate concerns with the “points system,” it seems that the system’s intention is to help students understand the consequences of their actions. The “points system,” if approved at January’s Board of Trustees meeting (and if approved by various other groups beforehand), could be implemented as early as spring semester or as late as next fall. Contact Dylan Guss at email@example.com
Grant Helps Club Promote Sustainablity
GETTING DIRTY: Composting club is finalizing a pilot program that will send most of Colgate’s organic waste to compost bins. By Mallory Rowley Maroon-News Staff
The Colgate Composting Club is planning to revamp Colgate’s sustainability program within the next few weeks. “The composting club is a small club with a long history and has met many roadblocks along the way,” junior and club member Sonya Falcone said. Despite these roadblocks, the club was recently granted money to build a small composting facility at the Community Garden. Within the next week, three composting bins will be added to the Colgate Community Garden as part of the largest current composting system on campus. The bins have the capacity to hold a large amount of waste and therefore will be available to students living offcampus who wish to compost their waste and use the facility as a receptacle in addition to composting garden waste. The compost will then be reintroduced into the garden as fertilizer in an effort to both reduce and
recycle waste while improving the Colgate community. In addition, the club is in the process of finalizing the details of a two week campus-wide composting pilot program with the help of Sustainability Coordinator John Pumilio , the dining hall operators, Buildings & Grounds and waste services faculty members. The club is planning on piloting the program in the spring. Falcone is ready to improve sustainability on campus. “This is the first time composting initiatives at Colgate have ever been given a grant this extensive, and the project’s success will hopefully help us convince the administration of the advantages of composting, and help us toward our ultimate goal of a school-wide composting system, where food waste is composted from every dining facility on campus. This final goal would bring us up to par with what many of our peer institutions are doing in their sustainability work,” Falcone said. Contact Mallory Rowley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Editor’s Column Be Careful What You Wish For By Brittani DiMare Arts & Features Editor
It’s a few days after fall break. You suddenly realize, much to your despair, that you’re expected to go back to class, back to work, back to midterms and mandatory events, as if your slight taste of freedom had never occurred. The unfairness of it all seems paramount. You wish for nothing more than to go back home and sleep for two weeks. Be careful what you wish for. Or at least, I should have been more careful — perhaps less with what I was wishing for and more with the chicken cutlets I was attempting to cook the afternoon I somehow managed to set a skillet on fire and burn a significant part of my arm and hands. Fire drills no longer seem an eye-roll inducing exercise when you're awaiting Campus Safety in a crazed panic, hoping you haven't managed to burn down all of Newell 3. Luckily, I didn't burn down a building, but my relief was short lived when I suddenly found myself in an ambulance on my way to Syracuse. Injuries are never pretty, but I have a newfound respect for all of the people I see hobbling around on their crutches or even those unfortunate Swine Flu victims Campus Safety was shuttling around campus with their surgical masks last year. I only lasted a few days on campus before I ran away home, but those days were unfortunate ones. I couldn't have asked for warmer well wishes and advice. In case you were wondering, burn victims get a lot of, “Oh, that’s so horrible! Do you want to know what you’re supposed to do when a grease fire breaks out?” “Sure, because it’s of so much use to me now. I’d like to see what you do when faced with flames.” Yes, I'm a little bit of a bitter burn victim. However, Colgate is not geographically friendly for those of us in various states of ailment. During the three days I spent here, I was only allowed to go to the Health Center, but you’d be surprised how difficult it is to get to that little nook of a building when certain parts of you are charred. So what have I learned throughout this whole experience? Many things, as you might not be surprised to hear. Firstly, the Department of Women’s Studies has a good point: women do not belong in the kitchen. Look at what happens to them in there! Secondly, Campus Safety may come to a shrieking halt in front of your dorm in Hollywood carzooming fashion when it's just a drill, but when it's not … yeah, you might want to give them a call. Turns out, they have less motivation on a random Thursday afternoon. And lastly, of course, impromptu trips home are not always all that they're cracked up to be. It may seem like a great idea when you’re closeted up in the library, seriously considering tossing your books out the nearest window in a fit of momentary rage, but don't be so quick to desecrate academic paraphernalia. You can get sick of home, too. There are worse things than a bit of academic stress. You could be a burn victim. Contact Brittani DiMare at email@example.com.
November 11, 2010
THE COLGATE MAROON-NEWS
By Nathan Lynch
By Alan He
Class of 2014
Class of 2012
Referendum on Obama
This Week’s Topic: Midterm Post Mortem If you haven’t already heard, the Democratic Party took a beating last Tuesday. Democrats lost The results of last Tuesday’s election should not surprise anyone. Many pundits had 64 seats, control of the House of Representatives, six seats in the Senate, nine governorships and predicted for several weeks that the Democrats would lose the House and retain a majorcountless seats in state legislatures. In the words of Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., “It was a very ity in the Senate. Conventional wisdom would predict that in traditionally Republican rough week, there's no sugarcoating that.” With Republicans appearing resurgent, yet exit polls giv- House Districts, Republican candidates would probably take back seats lost in the ’06, ing both political parties nearly identical favorability ratings, one can only ask, “what does this mean ’08 election cycle. and what will happen next?” The Republican leadership has taken a “might means right approach,” It also could’ve told you that Republican Candidates who espoused Tea Party values, deluding themselves in interpreting their midterm gains as proof of their success and righteousness. and who also had mainstream appeal, like Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey would ultimately This attitude was eloquently personified by Rep. Mike Pence’s offhand remark that “This week's win, while candidates with a Tea Party label and no mainstream appeal, like Sharon Angle election was a historic rejection of American liberalism and the Obama and Pelosi agenda.” But the and Christine O’Donnell would lose. midterm elections are much more complex than that. Far more than a referendum on the sitting Although it is to be expected, most disappointing was the failure of good mainstream president, midterm elections provide an important check on a ruling party’s power, and provide Republican candidates such as Meg Whitman to make inroads in reliably blue states the all-important expectations to deliver on promises and compromise. This represents a make-or- like California, Connecticut and Washington state despite seemingly competitive races, break moment for the Republicans, as they must reconcile Tea and vast expenditures of Party members and the Democratic Party if they want to meet money and resources. the expectations set out for them. And if we’ve learned anything Ultimately, the results from the past two years, compromise is a word not often found of last Tuesday, as Nancy in Republican vocabulary. Pelosi admits, came down Historically speaking, the midterm election has never been to the economy and to a a happy one for the party of a sitting president. In fact, no lesser extent the Health president since Teddy Roosevelt has emerged from his presiCare Reform Bill passed dency with a net gain in party seats in the Senate and House of earlier this year. Going Representatives (and this can be attributed to the addition of back to the ’08 PresidenOklahoma and the restructuring of the census districts). Each tial Election, there was a succeeding president has had a net loss of seats to the opposing period of time following party, losing an average of 30 seats in the house and four seats the Republican National in the Senate. All but two presidents, JFK and the no-longerConvention where John very-popular Nixon, also lost Senate seats. Six presidents have McCain and Sarah Palin lost control of the House of Representatives and two have lost were actually leading in both chambers of Congress. the polls. What this historical trend shows us is that clearly a midterm Then the financial crielection is not simply a referendum on the president and his sis hit and any chance of party. If so, every president from Truman to Reagan has failed Republicans retaining the to live up to expectations. Even FDR, widely regarded as a great Presidency evaporated (if not the greatest) president in American history lost 108 seats with it. in the House over his four terms, 72 in a single midterm elec- MIDTERM MADNESS: The recent midterm election siginificantly changed the AmeriThe American voters tion. If you are going to have faith in democracy, you must can political landscape. With many states shifiting from blue to red people are anxious did not put the onus on have faith that the people are not as fickle with the president as to see what the next two years will bring in Congress. the Democrats, who conwestanddivided.blogspot.com trends snow. Rather, you must see that the midterm election is trolled both the Senate a historical expression of one of the great checks and balances of our democracy. You must see the and the House since 2006, and in fact voters rewarded them the Presidency and even midterm election as the American people’s faith in the two-party system, their faith that the best more commanding majorities in Congress. This time around, with Democrats in posseslegislation is produced from compromise and consensus, and their faith that these elected officials sion of both the Presidency and Congress, the voters only had Democrats to blame for the will be able to sacrifice a little bit of ideological purity for pragmatic solutions. slow economic recovery and the almost double-digit unemployment rate. Undoubtedly I cannot end without making the obvious connection to President Clinton and Newt Gingrich’s the Health Care Bill helped drive Republican enthusiasm and angry Tea Partiers to the “Contract with America” strategy that led to a Republican domination of Congress in 1994. What polls this year, but the fact that in 1994 Clinton Care failed to pass and Republicans still is important to understand in that situation is that compromise happened. Both parties understood won both the House and the Senate suggests that the slow economy both then and now that these midterm elections put pressure on them: the Democrats saw that they needed to produce had a greater effect on the election results. results and Republicans realized that they needed to meet expectations in order to maintain their Going forward from here, House Republicans need to pass good, substantive legpositions. And this pressure worked. Compromise between Republican and Democratic elements islation to preempt the Democrats’ claims that the Republican Party is the “party of of government produced some of the best legislation in the past 30 years: they balanced the bud- no,” regardless of whether or not said legislation passes the Senate and gets President get, reformed welfare, signed NAFTA and created the State Children's Health Insurance Program Obama’s signature. (SCHIP) which provided health insurance to needy children not covered by Medicaid. The fear But regardless of what Republicans or Democrats accomplish between now and 2012, of enduring more losses and the anxiety of living up to expectations created the perfect conditions the next election will be another referendum on the economy. If the economy stagnates, for compromise. and unemployment remains high then President Obama and the Democratic Party will So when the 112th United States Congress convenes in this coming January, the conditions will take the blame, perhaps wrongly so. Consequentially, the Obama presidency is likely to be set for compromise. President Obama has already struck a conciliatory tone with Republicans, be a one term one like the Carter and Bush Senior’s presidencies. asking them to meet with him to discuss how to move forward. The question is, will Republicans If the economy does recover by 2012, President Obama and the Democrats embrace the spirit of compromise? As their self-righteous tone suggests, they have not yet realized will take the credit, and what House Republicans do from now to 2012 will not be that they have expectations they must meet, and voting “nay” to every bill that passes under their electorally relevant. noses will not be enough. If Republicans hope to maintain this perceived favorability and pass items In that case you can expect the party in control of the Presidency to retain it like Presion their agenda, they will need to keep the Tea Party on a short leash and form a coalition that, on dent Clinton did in 1996, and Ronald Reagan did in 1984. But if nothing else, Repuboccasion, will be able to satisfy liberals and conservatives alike. If they are able to do so and produce licans should take solace in the fact that the era of “Bush bashing” is over. Blaming the legislation in the spirit of compromise, then they will have satisfied the American people who voted 43rd President for everything from the BP Oil Spill to the Economy is no longer a valid them into office on faith in the two-party system. If not, then that faith may be broken. excuse with the American public. Contact Nate Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Alan He at email@example.com.
Back by popular demand, The Maroon-News is doing another special edition! This time we’re covering off-campus study and Colgate. Amazing experiences and horror stories wanted! Didn’t go abroad? How was spending your whole junior year in Hamilton? Let us know!
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November 11, 2010
THE COLGATE MAROON-NEWS
Queer Corner Understanding Transgender By Eugene Riordan Class of 2011
Secret time: we live in a gendered world. Shocking, I know. I am sure it is something that has never struck you, going through your day-to-day life. Isn’t everything equal, you ask? Don’t we live in a gender-blind world? Unfortunately, no. Our everyday speech is separated into genders, and it is separated into a binary. Using English, our nouns don’t have gender, which makes learning romance languages somewhat obnoxious (what do you mean that the blackboard is male? Did it tell you that?). Objects are helpfully known as it (with the exception of ladybugs, which obviously are always she), but this puts increased pressure on the idea that people are required to have a gender. Isn’t that what separates us from random objects? Well, that is where it gets complicated. Gender is constructed by society (just believe me on this one, alright?) and how we fit into that construction determines a lot about what people expect of us every single day. It’s funny, because every social context differs in its designation of what is explicitly masculine or feminine (try thinking east coast vs. west coast for basics), and yet we try to define matrices to place everyone in. We humans sure like boxes. Gender is different than biological sex (male, intersex or female), and while the two make up a person, they are different things. Transgender is a gender identity that is used for someone who feels that they “transgress the socially constructed confines of gender, and that designation is important to their identity or experience” (Davey Shlasko, 2010). This term is most widely understood and used to encompass people who are transitioning or who have transitioned (a surgical procedure) from one sex to the other. Essentially, this person was born with the identity that they have of themselves on the inside not matching the physical one on the outside. If it sounds confusing to understand, it is even harder to live through and make sense of, and sometimes transgender people are hurt or killed because of others people’s ignorance and fear. If you take some time to wrap your head around it you might be able to make sense of the idea. Be warned: even though in the U.S. we tend to associate gender and sexual orientation together sometimes (“wimpy”/gay men = women) they are not the same thing. How one identifies oneself internally has nothing to do with the types of people to whom one might be attracted. So going back to my original gibberish about language, how are the two things connected? In English, we have four pronouns to refer to someone: he and she (gendered), it (rude), and one (abstract). None of these works for someone who doesn’t identify as a man or woman, and they also don’t work when trying to guess someone’s gender when you meet them. My friend at home gets called “Ma’am” more often than he likes to report because of his long hair. We only have “ma’am” and “mister,” no in-between. Gender-neutral pronouns are what were invented for English to fill in that gap and to be polite and correct when addressing someone who either doesn’t identify as a man or woman, or for a person whose gender might be unknown to you. The most common are Ze (subject, pronounced “zee”: “Ze walked to the Jug.”); Hir (object or possessive, pronounced “here”: “I saw hir at Slices.” and “That is hir Gate Card.”); Hirs (possessive, pronounced “heres”: “Those jeggings are hirs.”); and Hirself (reflexive, pronounced “here-self ”: “Ze saw hirself in the mirror. Sexy!”). Bonus points if you can use them in your next academic paper. They are a little awkward to get used to, but if you can practice them and get comfortable with them, then you’ll be working to foster a greater community of inclusion and tolerance on this campus. It’s hard to eliminate a vocabulary of gender from our everyday speech. In my dance classes, I have to constantly remind myself that shouting “Guys!” in effect should not refer to everyone in the room (half of it is full of females), and that each partner in each couple is either a leader or a follower, not simply a lady or gentleman. I (along with others) know and dance both parts, and I’m as classy of a gentleman as they come. It is ingrained in all of us to think in terms of gender, and it is something we all need to work on noticing and attempt to reduce. These ideas shouldn’t just be grappled with theoretically. We have transgender students at this University, and more than likely more will be coming out or being admitted to Colgate. Working now to understand these issues will foster a more welcoming campus, something that we all look for, regardless. Train yourself to not assume, so that others won’t assume about you. Contact Eugene Riordan at email@example.com.
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A Message from SGA By Rebecca Robison On Behalf of the SGA
You receive emails from us reminding you to vote in various elections. You may hear tidbits from your friends on Tuesday nights as they walk out of Senate. Or you might even take a fleeting glance at that neon comment board in the Coop. But what actually happens behind those closed doors? Does the Student Government Associaton (SGA) actually produce any significant changes or contributions to campus? Well, it is time to end the skepticism and finally fill you in on what we actually do. We’re excited about our work and all the positive changes that we make around campus, and we would like to share just what projects, small and large, we’re working on, and what discussions are taking place as the senators deliberate in Lawrence and the executive board congregates in the Coop. This year in SGA, we are working towards a number of exciting goals and projects. We aim to make Colgate a safe, fun and comfortable place to live, with all the conveniences we can provide for our student body. For example, we all know how uncomfortable it can be to walk home from the bars downtown in the snow after your jacket has been taken. So, SGA is bringing you industrial strength nametags that will hopefully deter even the most confused Jug go-er from mistakenly taking your jacket! In addition to making college life great while at Colgate, we also would like to make leaving campus a little easier as well. This is why we have brought back the ride board, which allows students to find people who will be traveling in their direction for breaks or just weekends away. Though the ride board is an exciting addition to the comment board in the Coop, even more exciting are our recent efforts to bring Zip Cars to campus. Zip Cars would allow anyone with a license (even an international license) to rent a car for a certain period of time. We have already talked to the company, obtained a proposal for Colgate, and introduced this proposal to several members of the administration. Hopefully by the end of the year, if not sooner, we will have two new cars for students to rent. The SGA is also working towards further strengthening the relationship between Colgate and Hamilton. We are working to bring back an old Colgate tradition that has fallen
by the wayside in recent years: the Clean Up Broad Street initiative, where different Greek organizations would rotate cleaning up Broad Street on Sunday mornings to ensure that our weekend fun has not created a mess for Hamilton residents. Additionally, plans are in the works to add garbage cans up and down Broad Street, furthering our goal of cleaning up and solidifying our relationship with the town. On a similar note, we are also creating a discount card to be used at downtown restaurants and businesses. This way, Colgate students can benefit from special deals, while simultaneously supporting local businesses. We have also engaged in more serious, and very significant discussions on campus regarding the health and safety of students. This semester, there have been an unprecedented amount of students sent to the hospital due to alcohol related abuses. We wish to address this issue in a way that is fair and safe for everyone on campus, which is why the SGA supports and continues to urge the implementation of an amnesty policy and a “Good Samaritan” law. Under these proposed policies, if you call campus safety to help a friend in need of medical assistance, you are not at risk of any disciplinary action. As you may also be aware, there are currently changes being proposed regarding our disciplinary system. The SGA is dedicated to reviewing this new “Points System,” in order to ensure that a fair and effective new system is eventually employed. On Thursday, November 4, Colgate’s SGA hosted an open forum to discuss the points system and to answer and address student concerns. The meeting was a great success: many useful suggestions were proposed and a number of concerns were clarified. Hopefully, the happenings of the SGA have become a little clearer. We are a dedicated group of students who want to complete projects that benefit the student body in all spheres of university life. There is always a lot going on within the SGA, and there are new and easily accessible ways to stay up-to-date on the latest activities, policies and discussions as they occur. We look forward to achieving this semester’s goals and continuing to bring to you all that this school has to offer. Contact SGA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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November 11, 2010
THE COLGATE MAROON-NEWS
Minus Proximity vs. Proxy: Progress? the City By Lynn Plant Class of 1977
tact, are infinitely better than one! Glitzy, glamorous gadgets are what they are, and do what they do. But technology as a tool is simply no match for interpersonal communication, interaction or learning. In my pre-technology era as a Colgate student (yes, indeed, we’re talkin’ the days of “typewriters”), every class was an “experiential learning” pod. Provocative questions from peers, animated and approachable professors. The flow of information, conversation and communication was up, down and sideways. No doubt the classroom was buzzing with highly charged brain wave activity! Today Colgate’s technological resources like the Ho Center 3-D Visionary Lab are mindboggling! And the university’s commitment to acquire “best of the best technology” is fantastic. However, I believe it is still the exceptional “interpersonal learning factor” that distinguishes Colgate from peer schools.
President Herbst speaks passionately of Colgate’s remarkable and valuable “sense of place.” And, within that place, critical face-to-face interactions that can be optimized—but never replaced— by technology. How fortunate for students that Colgate endorses and supports intimate liberal arts environment! Because beyond rich, deep academic experiences, Colgate affords every student the (perhaps unrealized) benefit of learning how to be an exemplary interpersonal communicator—the hallmark of a true leader. Technology’s exponential evolution will continue to change the ways people opt to communicate. But human reality will never change; there will never be a more powerful way to learn, share, create or understand one another than sitting down and talking, in close proximity.
It’s said that old, married couples think alike. They finish each other’s sentences, anticipate each other’s thoughts and develop near-telepathic communication. Nature or nurture? Behavioral science says extended exposure to one another’s habits yields “mirroring” behavior. Neuroscience suggests something else: an actual melding of brain waves, or some other biologically-generated transmission that literally creates a mutual, exclusive and unspoken language bridge between people. Whatever the source, there is incontrovertible evidence that an elevated exchange of communication — both output and receptivity — occurs when people become familiar with one another and spend time together in close, physical proximity. As a veteran communications professional, I can vouch for the fact that the best creative work invariably comes of sweaty and cramped “war-rooms,” where high-IQ, high-energy brains work feverishly close together. Unfortunately, today I work mostly with “virtual teams.” It’s faster, easier and cheaper when we work alone and communicate electronically. But it’s just not the same creative thrill. “Magic” (camaraderie?) is lost along the way, and I’m never quite happy with the results. Once, I had the pleasure of working with Dave Peterson (the guy who crafted Target’s cool, retro, graphically-captivating “bulls-eye” TV campaigns.) Dave crackled, twitched and ticked: he literally emanated visceral creative electricity. He drew, I wrote and ideas jumped between us like sparks across the gap in a circuit. Incredible synergy. And for certain, it would NOT have happened via iPhone, Skype or Webcast. I’m not a techno-phobe. I just prefer the unlimited capacity of human SAY IT TO MY FACE: In an increasingly techno-centric world, we can communicate with head and heart -- and believe the work people across the globe at rapid speeds. However, despite all this “progress,” nothing replaces of two heads and hearts, in close con- the connections that can be made through interactions conducted in person.
Overheard at ’Gate “And that’s when I found myself spread-eagle in Gate House.” -Overheard at Shabbat Dinner
“I am going to go home, self-medicate, and go to sleep.” -Overheard in The Chapel
“Stick it in my mouth, don’t put it in my ear.” -Overheard in Parker
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Slim Pickings: The Downside of Seniority BY Victoria Foreman Class of 2011
Trying to find a suitable hook up here at Colgate is much the same as applying to colleges or for my fellow seniors finding a job. We all know Colgate is an extremely small place, making overlaps amongst our peers a frequent occurrence. Just like when we applied to college, the pool of potential schools got smaller and smaller as application deadlines got closer. I find, as a senior girl that the funds of men on campus get smaller and smaller each year, just like the number of potential colleges. When I first began looking at colleges it seemed like everybody wanted a piece of da Vikster. You could be selective at first, and then reality hit and you found out everybody else was looking at Colgate too (thank God I’m from the Midwest or I’d really be screwed). Then the next day you hear that Sally is also applying to Colgate. Well now you definitely can’t apply there for two reasons: 1) you don’t want to be compared to her and 2) she’d get mad at you if she knew you were talking to Gary Ross too. Let’s not even get started on the idea of Sally knowing you went for an overnight stay. So there goes Colgate off the list. It’s much the same way with the dating pot here at Colgate. As a girl you come in freshman year and the world is your oyster (unfortunately for guys you’re not so lucky, but don’t worry each year gets better for you). As the semesters go by the pot slowly shrinks, until you hit senior year. Finding a guy who wasn’t born in the 90s, or hasn’t hooked up with at least ten of your close friends is like trying to find a job during the recession (and my money’s on find a job or at least an unpaid internship). Meanwhile, it seems like all your guy friends are having the best of luck. Well it’s true, they are. While the number of potential formal dates shrinks for you, his number grows. So you’re left with two choices: 1) join the jungle of cougars out there and wait until pledging is over or 2) piss off a couple of friends (you won’t see them after graduation anyway). I’m not here to give you ladies any advice because to be honest, I don’t have any solution to this problem. If anybody out there does, just e-mail me and I’ll post it in next week’s “how to.” I just keep telling myself that after this year, once again the world will be my oyster, and my fellow guy friends will be back at the bottom. Out in the real world girls aren’t impressed by what fraternity you’re in or what sports you play. Then again, the wrinkles and grays should be coming in soon. Oh well, there’s always Botox and hair dye. Contact Victoria Foreman at email@example.com.
November 11, 2010
THE COLGATE MAROON-NEWS
My Jewish Mother Teresa?
The State of Religious Literacy at Colgate By Hannah Dashefsky, Lauren Kerby and Sammi Steinfeld Class of 2011
Did you know that Mother Teresa was Catholic? That the so-called “Golden Rule” is not found in the Ten Commandments? That the Jewish Sabbath starts on Friday evening? These were the types of questions posed to Colgate students, faculty and staff in the Colgate edition of the Pew Research Forum’s Religious Knowledge Quiz three weeks ago. Administered by the Religious Studies Organization and co-sponsored by the Chaplains’ Office, the 15-question survey aimed to gauge the Colgate community’s level of knowledge regarding the customs, traditions and history of some of the nation’s – and the world’s – most prominent religions and religious movements. The questions were adapted from a longer national survey given out to more than 3,400 people by the Pew Research Forum this past September, the results of which garnered much publicity due to their revealing Americans’ surprising dearth of knowledge about their own and others’ religious traditions. Two hundred and ninety-four people volunteered to take the Colgate version of the survey which, in addition to the questions, asked participants to identify themselves by gender, major, religious affiliation and whether or not they had ever taken a religion class at Colgate. The highest-scoring majors were religion, philosophy, history and english; those who had taken a religion course tended to score higher than those who had not, as might be expected. Protestants had the highest average score, at 11.5 out of 15, closely followed by Atheists/Agnostics at 11.4. Catholics were third, with a 10.58 average, and Jews were fourth at 10.51. Only one participant identified as Muslim, and scored a 13 out of 15, so if you’re reading this, kudos to you, sir. If you took the quiz and are reading this article, you deserve a certain amount of kudos as well, as the percent of questions correctly answered by Colgate participants greatly exceeded national averages. According to a September 28 New York Times article, the average participant only answered half of the survey’s 32 questions correctly, while most Colgate quiz-takers answered about two-thirds right. And while the lowest score was a 4/15, many people scored above an 11; a computer science major who had never taken a religion course even managed to score a perfect 15. Additionally, the Pew Forum found that atheists/agnostics scored the highest, closely followed
by Jews and Mormons, while Catholics and Protestants scored significantly lower, a figure that clearly differs greatly from the Colgate findings. In terms of individual questions, the Colgate results were just as interesting as those of the Pew Forum. For example, a significant number of Catholic participants were unaware of the Catholic Church’s official teaching on transubstantiation – that is, that the bread and wine at communion actually become the body and blood of Christ – and many Christians mistakenly believed Jesus was born in Nazareth rather than in Bethlehem. And though there were a few questions that some people disliked due to their seemingly specified nature – such as one that asked participants to identify the name of a prominent Great Awakening-era preacher – other questions which seemed like they should have been easily answerable, were not so for many people. Some people who have been spotted regularly at Shabbat dinners did not realize that the Jewish Sabbath began on Friday, not Saturday, and others believed Mother Teresa, perhaps one of the most prominent Catholic figures in modern history, to be a Jew. And finally, quite a few respondents believed “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” rather than “Do not steal,” to be one of the Ten Commandments, a statistic which should make one think twice about leaving one’s computer in the library when running to Frank for dinner. Despite the relatively high scores of Colgate students, the survey does raise the point that religious literacy is not as high as we might assume it to be. Even at Colgate, where one might assume that most of these basic religious facts would be covered in the Core Curriculum, many students missed questions, especially about religions other than their own. Is it important for students to know that nirvana is the aim of Buddhism? Yes. Is it important for students to know that Ramadan is the Islamic holy month? Absolutely. We live in an interdependent world that requires an understanding of other peoples’ worldviews and we cannot neglect the basic tenets of our own religions when they directly affect how we interact with the world. As students of religion, we are perhaps biased in thinking that taking a religion class at Colgate would be a step in the right direction. But, however it is achieved, it is clear that religious literacy can and should be improved, even at Colgate. Contact Hannah Dashefsky, Lauren Kerby and Sammi Steinfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respondants by Religious Affiliation
Curious? Here is a copy of the quiz with the correct answers and some graphs breaking down the results by stated religious affiliation. 1. WHEN DOES THE JEWISH SABBATH BEGIN? A. FRIDAY 2. RAMADAN IS… C. THE ISLAMIC HOLY MONTH 3. WHICH OF THESE RELIGIONS AIMS AT NIRVANA, THE STATE OF BEING FREE FROM SUFFERING? B. BUDDHISM 4. IN WHICH RELIGION ARE VISHNU AND SHIVA CENTRAL FIGURES? B. HINDUISM 5. WHERE, ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, WAS JESUS BORN? A. BETHLEHEM 6. WHICH ONE OF THESE IS NOT ONE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS? B. DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU 7. WHICH BIBLICAL FIGURE IS MOST CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH REMAINING OBEDIENT TO GOD DESPITE SUFFERING? A. JOB 8. MOTHER TERESA WAS A… B. CATHOLIC 9. ACCORDING TO RULINGS BY THE US SUPREME COURT, IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER PERMITTED TO READ FROM THE BIBLE AS AN EXAMPLE OF LITERATURE? A. YES 10. WHAT RELIGION ARE MOST PEOPLE IN INDONESIA? C. MUSLIM 11. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHOSE WRITINGS AND ACTIONS INSPIRED THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION? B. MARTIN LUTHER 12. WHICH ONE OF THESE PREACHERS PARTICIPATED IN THE GREAT AWAKENING? A. JONATHAN EDWARDS 13. WHEN WAS THE MORMON RELIGION FOUNDED? C. SOMETIME AFTER 1800 14. MAIMONIDES WAS… D. JEWISH 15. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES THE CATHOLIC TEACHING ABOUT THE BREAD AND WINE USED FOR COMMUNION? A. THE BREAD AND WINE ACTUALLY BECOME THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
November 11, 2010
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What Do You Think of Colgate’s Study Abroad Programs? THE NEXT MAROON-NEWS SPECIAL ISSUE WILL EXPLORE THE STATE OF STUDY ABROAD AT COLGATE: What does Colgate’s study abroad offer? Should Colgate’s study abroad programs be expanded?
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November 11, 2010
Photo from Brian Day
THE COLGATE MAROON-NEWS
The Broadway Beat: Masque & Triangle Delivers Memorable Perfomances By Jenn Carey
diences to lesser known but highly entertaining numbers like “Die Vampire, Die” from [title of show] and “Be My Friend (The Facebook Song)” from Edges. There were many standout performances On Friday night, the Palace Theater was packed to near fire during the night, including a performance of “Big Ass Rock” from hazard proportions. In the first of two cabaret performances, The Full Monty and “Just Another Day” from Next to Normal, but the cast of “The Beautiful Life,” presented by Masque & Tri- based on audience reaction, junior Fatima Sowe stole the show. angle, showcased some of the best vocal and performing talents Sowe’s rendition of “Random Black Girl” from Homemade Fusion Colgate has to ofnot only had the fer. The combinaaudience laughtion of show tunes ing out loud, but and free admission also showcased drew an impresher truly amazing sive crowd, and vocal talent. the evening’s perWhile in preformers did not vious years, the disappoint. This musical accomsemester’s show paniment didn’t was directed by sedo much to enniors Kathleen Arhance the qualmenti and Becca ity of the perforMcArthur and jumance, this year, nior Fatima Sowe. the band was just While the series as talented as the began several years individual actors. ago as a Valentine’s Under the musiDay cabaret, this cal direction of twice annual tra- A BEAUTIFUL PERFORMANCE: This semester’s production of the popular Colgate senior Liz Bardition has become Cabaret was yet another great performance that audiences loved. nett, the guitar Carly Keller talents of sophoa much loved tradition for both the performers and the attendees. Like a great more Ian Nordin, the piano skills of seniors Liz Barnett and Carnight at the Jug, Friday night’s show prompted a line out the oline Heaney and the drumming of sophomore Colin Cowles, Palace Theater door, forcing the ushers to turn saddened caba- the music supplemented the excitement onstage. ret enthusiasts away. Fortunately, for all those missing out on The outpouring of students and community members was Friday’s performance, there was another opportunity to see the truly a testament to the beloved nature of the cabaret and the show on Saturday. talents of the performers. Audience members did not hesitate to “The Beautiful Life” had something to offer for everyone. show support for their friends, with some students even making Choosing songs based on this theme, the goal of the performance signs for their classmates. In what’s becoming a tradition for the was best summed up in the program given out to attendees: “The cabaret, the brothers of Phi Kappa Tau showed up en masse with songs in this semester’s cabaret were chosen based on the ideas loud cheers of support for fellow fraternity members in the show. of embracing life and celebrating the best of the human spirit.” Despite any former misunderstandings, however, this MaroonAnd the performances were definitely spirited. The cast performed News writer and Phi Tau were in agreement. Senior Sam Christie Broadway favorites like “La Vie Boheme” from Rent and “Song of rocked, and was well worth cheering. Purple Summer” from Spring Awakening, but also introduced auContact Jenn Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Arts & Features Editor
In The Light Brian Day
By Kat Kollitides Maroon-News Staff
For nearly 20 years, hockey has been a fundamental part of senior Brian Day’s life. “I started playing when I was about two years old,” Day said, who originally hails from Danvers, Massachusetts. “I got hooked.” Interestingly enough, playing hockey is not a family tradition in the Day household. Day’s father, whom the economics major describes as a “basketball, football and baseball kind of guy,” never picked up a hockey stick in his life. It was thus a surprise to him that his young son became a die-hard hockey player. “I got into hockey through my friends,” Day explained. “They helped coach me in the beginning. It evolved from there.” The leading scorer in the 2009-10 hockey season and the current captain of the Colgate hockey team, Day’s future in the sport is bright. When he was a junior at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts, Day was drafted by the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Day is “excited and eager” to play for the team after he graduates this May. While at Colgate, Day has been able to translate his love for hockey from inside the rink to outside the rink. The senior serves on the Student Athletic Advisory Club (SAAC), which meets bi-monthly to discuss the student-athlete experience. The captain has also led the hockey team in various community service projects throughout Hamilton and the surrounding communities. Participating in “Skate with the Raiders” allowed Day to teach those young and old the basics of skating. Day has also volunteered his time with the Hamilton Central School’s hockey team, helping them run practices and skating with the younger players. While heavily focused on hockey, Day still described the balance between athletics and schoolwork as “great.” He is enthusiastic about Colgate’s environment and loves the bonds formed “with teammates and with other students.” Declaring his Colgate experience to be “awesome,” Day encourages underclassmen to enjoy their time at the school, since it “goes by fast.” “The past few years have been challenging but have made me appreciate the Colgate experience,” Day said. “This school is great. Everyone should take advantage of everything.” To nominate a senior for In The Light, e-mail email@example.com.
City Sounds Come to Colgate:
Manhattan String Quartet Returns to Campus By Maddy Tennis Maroon-News Staff
– the Manhattan String quartet gave the Colgate community a great and relaxing night on the hill on Friday. After the audience piled into the chapel and found places to sit, the lights finally dimmed and the four men walked on stage.
On Friday, November 5, the Manhattan String Quartet visited Colgate and played to a wide variety of people in the Colgate Memorial Chapel. This group has been Quartet-in-Residence at Colgate for twenty-four years. In addition to giving lectures and demonstrations for music majors and CORE 152 students, the Colgate community also has the good fortune to hear them play to the public. Not only does the quartet perform throughout the United States, but it is also renowned in Europe, Japan, Canada, Mexico and South America. Celebrating its 41st season, Time magazine writes: “The Manhattan String Quartet blends understanding, cohesion and sharpness to convey the breadth and brilliance LISTEN TO THE MUSIC: CORE 152 students were not the only ones to enjoy listening to the of these involving works.” The quartet is best known for Manhattan String Quartet this past weekend. Natalie Gaugh their interpretations of the 15 string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich, as well They started the concert off playing Mozart’s as its performances of other 20th century “Adagio Fugue in C minor, K. 546,” comclassics. In the United States and Europe, posed in 1788. It was a beautiful piece to the group also holds annual teaching and listen to – and the Bach background of the performing conferences for aspiring pro- piece can be heard with the change of a more fessional quartets and more amateur play- classical sound to a more Baroque style. ers. Comprised of Eric Lewis and Calvin First-year Belle Kammer described the Wiersmh on the violin, John Dexter on piece as, “Extremely relaxing and enjoyable to the viola and Chris Finckel on the cello listen to. This quartet is extremely talented.”
The next piece, “String Quartet #1, Op. 7” was a Schoenberg, composed of four different movements. It used the 12 town technique, which is far less appealing to listen to. The four movements were played without pause, which lasted about 45 minutes. Although it was a long time to sit through, the different styles made it interesting and kept the audience’s attention. After these two pieces, there was an intermission. The content expressions on everyone’s faces and cheerful conversation that filled the Chapel were evidence of the talent that the quartet exhibited throughout the first half of the concert. “I love the concert so far, I am excited to hear the final piece,”first-year Alexis Poindexter-Jenkins said. After the break, everyone gathered in the Chapel once again for the final piece. It was another Mozart, “String Quartet in D Major, K. 575.” First-year Sophie Dennis said of the last piece, “I was relieved when I heard it because it was nice to hear repetition and pleasant melodies since the previous piece was very discordant and I didn’t enjoy it very much.” Overall, however, Dennis thought “the concert was a success and throughout each piece the four instruments came together to produce great harmony.” Contact Maddy Tennis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Novermber 11, 2010
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Showcase at the Barge: Open Mic Night By Katie Rice Maroon-News Staff
Last Friday, November 5, the Barge held their once monthly Open Mic Night hosted by sophomore Will Hazzard. An audience of about 10 to 15 students and residents of the Hamilton community enjoyed a variety of musical offerings. The first three songs of the night came from the emcee himself. On acoustic guitar, Hazzard performed a mix of original songs and covers, ranging from a Squidbillies tribute to a song by the Grateful Dead. Some highlights of the night included an instrument seldom seen in Open Mic Nights: the cello. Daryl played the perfunctory three songs on the cello. He played with a different take on
the classical way of playing the cello; instead of using the bow to play, Daryl strummed on the neck of the cello during his first song. It looked and sounded like he was playing a guitar. Daryl said he had just written his third song earlier, but he managed to perform it very well. The Testostertones were back for another Open Mic Night performance. This time, they added to their barbershop quartet charm with matching white button downs and striped red and white vests. The outfits were envied by all, and more than one audience member complimented the group on them. Along with the costumes, the Testostertones gave a great three-song introduction to the barbershop quartet. Leading with “Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby,” the group captivated the audience.
Employing a different musical talent altogether, Josh Hally played his songs on the piano. After an attempt at playing a Regina Spektor song, Josh stuck to what he knew and played his own songs as well as his own version of a Journey medley. Two of his original songs were “Stunt in My Head” and “Baby Gone,” which he wrote recently. The eclectic group of instruments made the night quite interesting, a step above your standard acoustic guitar strum-a-long. It may be getting colder, but the Barge is still as toasty warm and filled with the smell of coffee as ever, so gather up your musically talented friends and perform at Open Mic Night. Contact Katie Rice at email@example.com.
Students Bring “Sass” to Jazz Concert By Bridget Sheppard
“The program has been selected to incorporate a mix of established Maroon-News Staff writers of Jazz Ensemble music and less known composers deserving of wider competition,” Cashman said. On November 7, Colgate’s Concert Jazz Ensemble performed their Other compositions at the show included Phil Kelly’s “Baby Dahl,” concert, “Sassy and Swinging,” in the Colgate Memorial Chapel, playing Michael Kocour’s “Donnie’s tempo” and Tom Kubis’s “In Your Mel10 jazz pieces for the audience. Since their concert was about a month lophone,” the title of which refers to a French horn-like instrument. earlier than usual this year, the students had to put The ensemble also performed Frank Mantooth’s in more time and effort to prepare. The ensemble’s “Oneida,” written about the nearby city, along with director, Associate Professor of Music Glenn CashJohn Mills’s “Spin” and Chris Merz’s “The Beautiful man said that for the ensemble – which consists One.” After their 10 numbers, the ensemble held a of 18 members, a mix of students and professionreception at the Chapel for their audience. als – to be ready for a performance, collaboration, Alongside the students were several professional cooperation and dedication are required. musicians, such as Doug Keith, a trumpet player During their practices, Cashman said the jazz who has taught music at Morrisville State College ensemble “work[s] on ensemble precision, blend and directed the Paragons Jazz Band and theater orand perfecting as a group many fine nuances rechestras. Another professional trumpet player in the lating to the interpretation of the jazz language concert was John Piazza Jr., the Director of Music at and the specific style at hand.” the Rome YMCA Center for Creative Arts in upstate Students have the opportunity to learn, perform New York. Piazza teaches ear training, music theory and even improvise jazz music at times, as in “‘C’ and jazz history. He also runs several ensembles. The Jam Blues,” composed by Duke Ellington. During East-Syracuse-Minoa Band Director and free-lance this piece, any members who wished to create their FIRST CLASS “SASS”: The Jazz trumpeter Steve Carney also joined the Jazz EnsemEnsemble performed a great show ble for this performance. Cashman, who spends a few own solo had the chance to do so. The concert began with Maria Schneider’s “Sa- in the Chapel on Sunday afternoon. months each year in Southern California performing Simone Schenkel and recording, also played along with the ensemble lina” and ended with Howard Rowe’s “Calypso Bob,” showing the range of pieces. Schneider is a well-known writer for several pieces. from New York City who studied with Gil Evans, the famous Jazz The Colgate students involved in the concert had the chance to play classic pianist, arranger and composer, whereas Rowe is less known outside jazz music, improvise and create their own music, and learn from Cashman of the jazz community. The Afro-Cuban “Havana,” by Bill Cunliffe, and the other professionals in the ensemble. In turn, these students in gave a Grammy-winning composer who recently came to Colgate, further the Colgate community the opportunity to hear and experience jazz music. added to the diversity of music. Contact Bridget Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hollywood on the Hill
The Comeback of the Romantic Comedy By Josh Glick Maroon-News Staff
The art of the romantic comedy has been lost in Hollywood. Meg Ryan, I miss you. It seems like every six months we get another bad Katherine Heigl film that makes $11 million its opening weekend and is corny and not funny. And if Katherine Heigl isn’t the star of the film, then there will be an ensemble cast of 20 stars (Valentine’s Day, He’s Just not That Into You) that is equally bad. This summer, Hollywood’s two most valiant attempts at the romantic comedy were Date Night and Knight and Day. Date Night had two hysterical stars (Tina Fey and Steve Carell), but had a diluted plot that made us feel more depressed about marriage than it made us laugh. The movie was projected to make over $150 million and it made $98 million. Knight and Day was a poor man’s Romancing the Stone, which underachieved by more than $100 million at the box office. Last year the “best” and most successful two romantic comedies were The Proposal and It’s Complicated. While both did well at the box office, neither were classics and both received
poor reviews from the critics. The Proposal was unoriginal and banal. It was only made watchable by Sandra Bullock. It’s Complicated had a cast of Meryl Streep (the actress of her generation), Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin and was still an average B movie. The best romantic comedy of 2008 was Marley and Me, which was a great film, but doesn’t count because it’s about a dog. Forgetting Sarah Marshall was an epic, but I don’t count any movie with Russell Brand as a true romantic comedy. The past couple of years, we have not seen anything as good as When Harry Met Sally, Say Anything, The Wedding Singer, As Good as it Gets or Sleepless in Seattle. We are missing an actress like Julia Roberts who can produce a great romantic comedy once every two years. In three years, Roberts starred in my sister’s three favorite movies: My Best Friend’s Wedding, Notting Hill and Runaway Bride. So while I may be depressing every girl reading this right now, don’t worry, there is hope. Here are three romantic comedies coming out in the next two months that all have potential: Love and Other Drugs – Starring two of America’s favorite brunettes, Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhall, Edward Zwick’s film tells
the story of two free spirits who can’t help but fall in love. Reports on the film indicate that the two have great charisma. My guess is a B film that makes around $80 million. Morning Glory – The latest from director Roger Michell (Notting Hill) stars Rachel McAdams as a television morning show producer who has to handle the personalities of the show’s two arrogant stars (Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton). On the side, McAdams falls in love with Patrick Wilson (Watchmen). Look for this to be a B+ film that pulls in around $110 million. How Do You Know – Written and directed by James Brooks (As Good As It Gets) and starring Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Jack Nicholson. This film is going to do fantastically at the box office, is generating early Oscar buzz and shows all the signs of being the next romantic comedy classic. Reese Witherspoon’s character must decide between two men: Wilson’s character, who is the star of the Washington Nationals baseball team, and Rudd, who is a washed-up Wall Street executive who may be indicted. Look for this to be a solid A-film with around $220 million in box office receipts, thus bringing the romantic comedy back. Contact Josh Glick at email@example.com.
Barrie Wentzell Tina Turner, 1971 Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University Gift of the Rosen Group (c) Barrie Wentzell 2000.1.1.80
Picker Art Gallery: Pick of the Week
By Stephanie Harth and Erin Lushefski Class of 2011
It’s Tina Turner. It makes me happy because she is one of my grandma’s favorites. I know she was very energetic when she performed; she’s moving all over the place. I wouldn’t hang this on my wall and I wouldn’t give it to my grandma though, but I’ll tell her about it. – Alex Bahr ,2013 I think it’s pretty cool. She’s looking pretty risque – I would prefer it in color. Her dress is awesome. – Jenny Large, 2013 She seems very passionate. I like it in black and white. Her facial expression is powerful. I think she’s hot. I like her legs. Very strong legs. Yeah, I could use something to hang on my wall. – Griff Cannon, 2011 I like the movement in the photograph. There is anger in there for sure, but she’s also just being passionate and performing. I like the black and white, it makes it more artsy, the texture pops out more, the shadows and the lights. I wish her feet were not cut off, that really bothers me. – Pete Stein, 2012 Balls to the walls screaming. I like how it’s a full body shot because you can see how her whole body is into it and she’s really feeling it. I don’t think I would hang it on my wall though, I’m kind of terrified of it. She’s almost too energetic. – Sam Christie, 2011 It’s kind of cool how it captures a moment in the performance, it’s kind of blurry. You can see the movement behind what she’s doing. I think I would want to hang out with her if I could because she looks like a pretty intense and fun person. Who is she? Oh Tina Turner? That’s awesome. – Cindy Nielsen, 2011 She’s taking charge. A lot of emotion. She looks like she is clapping or something and screaming. Her outfit is pretty revealing. I think the full body portrait makes it more dramatic. You can see everything that’s going on so it makes it a little more intense because there are signals from every part of the body. – Lauren Miller, 2011 Tina Turner has had an amazing life. She survived a severely abusive relationship and left her husband Ike and their band only to make a hugely successful individual comeback starting with her big hit “Proud Mary.” Not only is she in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but George Bush honored her with a Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award too. She’s been performing forever, I think at least 50 years or so; she has unbelievable legs. She also acts, she was great as the Acid Queen in “Tommy,” the film based on the Who’s rock opera. She is incredibly charming in interviews, extremely positive, energetic and gracious. I know she is close to a lot of other rock musicians, including people like Cher, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Beyonce and Queen Latifah. – Monika Burczyk, Picker Art Gallery
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November 11, 2010
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Dine or Decline:
Ye Olde Landmark Tavern
This Week at the Movies
By Maggie Carey
By Srikar Gullapalli
After a long week full of paper writing and unnecessarily large amounts of reading, my roommate and I were ready for a leisurely, comforting meal to help prepare us for the glorious extra hour of hibernation formally known as daylight savings. Looking for a close and quieter destination, we found ourselves taking the seven-minute journey to Ye Olde Landmark Tavern (6722 State Route 20, Bouckville). This uniquely shaped, multi-sided building was built in 1851 by James Coolidge. Based on the warm, traditional interior and the colonial-styled staff “uniforms,” it appears that the restaurant has effectively preserved the flavor of James Coolidge’s work. Both the tavern and formal dining room provide a homey and peaceful escape from the fast-paced world racing down Route 20 just beyond the front door. However, do not be fooled, as the Ye Olde Landmark Tavern regularly fills its immense dining rooms with people hungry for a fine dining experience. My roommate has dined at Ye Olde Landmark Tavern multiple times with her parents and highly recommended numerous dishes, one of which was the prime rib. However, she is not the only lover and advocate of the dish as the restaurant sold out of prime rib by seven o’clock! Not to worry, her other favorites were still in stock. Based on her suggestion, I ordered the roasted chicken, which was herb rubbed and served on top of mashed potatoes covered in a local ale jus. The meal also included a generously portioned garden salad and the vegetable of the day: butternut squash. A FINE MEAL: Ye Olde Landmark The perfectly seasoned and flavorful dish is a fantastic Tavern hits the spot when it comes example of satisfying comfort food. That being said, to a good meal. blog.syracuse.com the chicken itself was too dry for my taste. However, my roommate assures me that one of the main reasons she recommended the dish was because when she had previously ordered the roasted chicken it was notably succulent. So, maybe my dry chicken was merely bad luck? Nevertheless, the meal was not ruined as the ale jus helped counteract the dry texture. My fellow diner attendee enjoyed the stuffed mushrooms appetizer. The numerous small mushrooms were filled with ample amounts of crabmeat stuffing. She also tried the salad special, which consisted of spinach accompanied by dried cranberries, goat cheese, pumpkin seeds and maple vinaigrette. Although her meal was rather straightforward and lacked any surprise or “wow factor,” she had no complaints. Despite the predictable nature of both our meals, the rich meal did not fail to reach our high expectations. The menu includes an extensive variety of seafood options such as crab, haddock, salmon and a medley of shellfish, each prepared in a unique way that surely will not disappoint. The appetizers range in price from $5 to $17; the latter price is for the Alaskan King Crab legs. The main entrees cost anywhere from $18 for the roasted chicken or pork tenderloin, up to $36 for a full meal of the crab legs. The majority of the meals are priced in the lower twenties. I would highly encourage others to visit the Ye Olde Landmark Tavern as each dish is unique and undeniably tempting. Upon further reflection, I feel that my roommate and I failed to select dishes that do the lively menu justice. The restaurant provides a lovely fine dining experience that is sure to leave you satisfied and, in our case, tragically too full for the alluring dessert menu. However, this is just more motivation to return and further sample all that the Ye Olde Landmark Tavern has to offer. Contact Maggie Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due Date is a South Park feature film; without the original characters of course. With all the coarseness, inappropriateness, boorishness and offensiveness that South Park has been a beacon of, Due Date finds its structure. Depending on what you think of South Park, this movie will be hilarious; or not. Due Date treads the shaky line between slapstick and funny and often finds itself in both territories at once. While it does draw some cheap laughs and does fail in its apparently “emotional” moments, Due Date is funny enough to watch once. And its offensive jokes are offensive enough to not let down the South Park purists. Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.), a very successful architect, is on his way to Los Angeles, where his wife is going to give birth to their child (hence “due date”). At the airport, he meets Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis), an aspiring actor who is a big fan of the show Two and a Half Men, and who wishes to be on the show. Highman and Tremblay end up sitting one behind the other on the same plane. When Tremblay sees Highman sending out a text message, Tremblay tells him to put the cell phone away, or other people might think that he is a terrorist setting off a bomb. Highman tells him not to use the words “terrorist” and “bomb” that loudly. But Tremblay continues, and they both are kicked off the plane and put on a “nofly” list. Highman’s baggage is on its way to LAX already, along with his wallet. He is forced to join Tremblay who can actually afford a rental car. Tremblay needs to buy some weed, so they stop by Heidi’s (Juliette Lewis) house to get some. Tremblay spends $200 of the total $260 he has. Highman is even more shocked when he realizes that Tremblay has maxed out his own credit card. Highman tries to have his wife wire some money to Tremblay, but it doesn’t work because “Tremblay” is just a stage name, and Tremblay’s real last name is “Chase.” So they don’t get the money, and Highman insults the Western Union teller, who turns out to be a disabled veteran. Highman manages to get in touch with his friend Darryl (Jamie Foxx), but he feels guilty about leaving Tremblay behind. So the three of them go to Darryl’s house and they begin to suspect that Highman’s wife (Michelle Monaghan) slept with Darryl. A series of misadventures that involve Mexican border officials, the Grand Canyon and ashes confused for coffee powder follow. The movie is quite funny but not funny enough to be able to ride on its funniness. Overall, it makes you laugh, but it doesn’t last. It needs something more. The acting is alright, the directing is alright, the music is alright, the screenplay is alright and overall the movie is alright. So don’t expect a life changing experience when you watch this. Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis make for a fun journey, though. So you will have to weigh that out when making your decision. Contact Srikar Gullapalli at email@example.com
for the Week By Brad Anglum
What’s the best Holiday gift for your favorite senior?
A nomination for In the Light! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your nomination. 7. “Keep it Going Louder” by Major Lazer (DZ Remix) While the original does what the song name entails, DZ slows it down into a more palatable dance number. 8. “Foxtrot” by BetaTraxx (Formerly Redlight) feat. Kendahl Gold Your night, just like this list, just got progressively weirder with the addition of this tune.
1. “Krack” by Soulwax This Belgian duo will have campo knocking at your door. 2. “Cornelius” by The Bloody Beetroots And this Italian duo will land you in Corey Landstrom’s office. 3. “Who Run De Floor On Halloween by AnimalstatuS x Major Lazer Halloween has come and passed, but Major Lazer’s effort with AnimalstatuS, combined with some clips from the classic film Halloween, leaves you wishing it was October 31 again. 4. “Frequency” by Altern8 (Soulwax Remix) Check out the Rockumentary Part of the Weekend Never Dies, which encapsulates what the DeWaele Brothers are all about. This song is featured in the trailer. 5. “ADD SUV” by Uffie feat. Pharrell (Caligula Remix) This is a remix to Miami-born “artist” Uffie. Keep an eye out for her French house electronic, which would have been ideal when house was actually huge…three years ago. 6. “Satellite” by Mansions on the Moon x Deadmau5 Benzi and Diplo recently collaborated with N.E.R.D’s new Echo Park-based trio, Mansion on the Moon
9. “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits (Giant Remix) Far from the 1985 hit, I would like to see the faces of Dire Straits when they saw their single turned into some gross dubstep club tune. 10. “When I’m in Awe” by The Gaslamp Killer feat. Gonjasufi Off of his recent Ep Death Gate, Gaslamp Killer teams up with fellow SoCal native Gonjasufi to go nuts over this eerie track. 11. “Not in Love” by Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith Possibly the best thing to come out of Canada, Crystal Castles just released this song. I can only hope it marks the beginning of a third album for the duo. 12. “Ready for the Floor” by Hot Chip (Soulwax Dub) With their third appearance on this list, Soulwax takes a tantalizing look at Hot Chip’s 2008 single “Ready for the Floor.” 13. “Warp 7.7” by The Bloody Beetroots feat. Steve Aoki Off of their debut album, this is the masked Italian duo’s second appearance on the list, and with Steve Aoki, you can’t go wrong Contact Brad Anglum at email@example.com.
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The Biggest Birthday in Fashion By Lisa Mischianti Maroon-News Staff
When I was about 16 and in the nascent stage of my interest in fashion journalism, I worked for a trendy little clothing boutique writing cutesy garment descriptions for its website and folding more pairs of jeans than I would like to admit. I remember going into work one day to find the owner beaming with joy and everyone congratulating her because she was quoted in an article in Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). As a mere novice in the industry at the time, I was familiar with the publication and sure I was happy for my boss that she was mentioned in it, but the whole situation did not strike me as particularly groundbreaking. I was wrong. Let’s put it this way: a small business owner in the fashion industry being quoted in WWD is roughly analogous to an investment banker at a young firm getting a quote in the business section of The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal: super exciting. Born on July 13, 1910 as an offshoot of the menswear journal Daily News Record, Women’s Wear Daily began as a little and unknown publication its reporters styleist.com relegated to the back row at fashion shows. Yet, through the persistence and scrappiness of its founder Edmund Fairchild, the paper rose in the ranks and today is the premier trade journal for fashion, often referred to as fashion’s “bible.” As its name implies, it is a daily newspaper that reports on every angle of what is happening in the industry. Some of it looks and reads a bit
like magazine content with trend reports, coverage of fashion shows and features on designers. Other parts are strictly business, discussing the state of various markets, the stocks and companies’ earnings and losses. It even has a classified section with listings for all sorts of jobs in the field, ranging from design to retail to publishing. A review of its archive reflects a chronicle of the social history of this country through the lens of fashion, elegantly weaving context with couture, and of course rendezvousing with quite possibly every major designer, fashion entrepreneur, artist, celebrity and public figure along the way. So, it is no surprise that this past July 13, when the publication reached its hundreth anniversary, a major celebration was in order, complete with festivities that extended throughout this fall season. In September, WWD partnered with leading luxury online retailer Gilt Groupe to create a series of exclusive looks by 11 up-and-coming designers, among them the wonderful Jason Wu. Each designer chose an iconic American style and reinterpreted it according to his or her own aesthetic; the products were available for sale on Gilt Groupe’s site. In October, Women’s Wear released a beautiful hardcover book called WWD: 100 Years| 100 Designers which details the paper’s own history as well as that of the 100 most influential designers that graced its pages over the century, complete with stunning reprints of vintage issues. And ultimately, the centennial culminated in a huge birthday bash just this past week on Tuesday, November 2; the party took place at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan and all of the “who’s who” of the fashion and celebrity world was in attendance. Notable guests included Marc Jacobs, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Ralph Lauren, Iman, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Diane Von Furstenberg, Vera Wang and Jessica Szohr just to name a few. Most donned sleek black ensembles for this event (simply nothing is chicer). Now, the anniversary that spanned a season has come to a close and the world of fashion must wait 100 years more for another of this caliber. After the tremendous amount of effort and attention funneled into this celebration, when asked about the 200th anniversary of WWD, editor-in-chief Bridget Foley quipped, “It won’t be my problem to cover it!” Contact Lisa Mischianti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mélange á Trois
By Sophie Greene, Leslie Kessinger and Amy Gould Maroon-News Staff
Many a chef and many a household cook have been terrified by the prospect of making risotto. Time-consuming and purported to be extraordinarily difficult to make, risotto usually gets a bad rap. Yet it is so creamy and delicious and absolutely delightful to eat, that the “Mélange á Trois” girls could not help but roll up our sleeves and take up the challenge that risotto presents and attempt our own interpretation. Well, as usual when we try to do something complicated that we’ve never tried before, we had to do a little research to get the procedure down. Sophie hit on a great recipe from Cooking Light Magazine that served as our base, and with a little brainstorming (and the luck of what happened to be in our refrigerators at the time), we added just a few of our own touches to make it special. MUSHROOM RISOTTO WITH SPINACH AND SUNDRIED TOMATOES 4 cups of chicken stock (preferably low sodium) 4 bacon slices, chopped 2 pancetta slices, chopped 1-tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped shallots (about 4 mediumsized) ¼ teaspoon dried thyme 4 garlic cloves, minced 4 ounces oyster mushrooms, sliced 4 ounces baby portabella mushrooms, sliced 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced and with the stem removed 1 cup Arborio rice
1/3 cup dry sherry 4 cups baby spinach ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup sundried tomatoes in oil, drained ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Bring the chicken stock in a small saucepan to a simmer, but do not let it boil. While chicken stock is warming, heat a large pan (a Dutch oven or a stock pot work best) over medium-high heat and then add the bacon and pancetta to the pan. Cook until crisp and brown, then transfer the bacon and pancetta from the pan with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Add the olive oil to the bacon drippings in the pan and then drop in the chopped shallots, dried thyme, and garlic. Cook together, stirring occasionally, until the shallots start to brown (about six minutes) then add the mushrooms to the pan. Cook approximately eight minutes or until the baby bellas (which take a little longer) are tender. Add the rice to the pan and cook for a minute, stirring constantly. Add the sherry and cook for another minute. Add one cup of the warmed stock, cook about four minutes, stirring constantly, or until the liquid is nearly absorbed. Continue to add stock ½ cup at a time until all four cups have been added, allowing each ½ cup to be nearly absorbed into the mixture before adding the next ½ cup. Stir constantly as the mixture cooks. The total cooking time will be approximately 25 minutes. Once all the chicken stock has been added and the liquid absorbed, add in the spinach and cook until it is wilted. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients and the drained bacon and pancetta. Silence descended on the kitchen as we
ate this risotto; we were simply too absorbed in the deliciousness we were consuming to bother with conversation. We thought we were making a huge amount of risotto during the cooking process, but after we quickly wolfed down two portions each and scraped every last bit we could out of the pan, we realized leftovers were so not going to happen. Smoky and salty from the bacon, sweet from the sundried tomatoes, and gooey from the rice, Mushroom Risotto was absolutely a success. We will, however, be totally honest and admit that this recipe was a LOT of work. We each took a turn stirring constantly and still ended up with sore arms, so we have no idea how risotto gets made without a partner or two to share the load. That being said, the procedure actually was fairly simple and definitely worth the effort, so maybe wrangle up a date for the weekend or rope in your roommate and prepare our risotto for a delightful evening meal. Contact Sophie Greene, Amy Gould and Leslie Kessinger at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Entertainment Update Your Week in Preview By Stephanie Jenks Maroon-News Staff
LIVING WRITERS British author, actor and journalist, Mark Ravenhill, will make an appearance in the Persson Hall Auditorium on Thursday, November 11 at 4:30 p.m. as part of the Living Writers Series. The highly accomplished author has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is a frequent writer for the arts section of the Guardian.
THE FRENCH HEARTBREAKER Head over to the Hamilton Movie Theater this week to see the film, Heartbreaker. The movie is in French with subtitles and tells the story of a suave French man named Alex who works in business with his sister to end people’s relationships. That is, until he is hired by a wealthy man to break up his daughters wedding, and is only given a week to do so. The film will be playing at 5:15 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. CAMPUS CONCERT The Indie rockers, No Age, will be performing at Donovan’s Pub on Thursday, November 11 at 8 p.m.. The Los Angeles based band recently released their third album, Everything In Between, and will put on a great show Thursday night.
DEFEND YOURSELF The Sorella Society will host Gabrielle Rubin, founder of Female Awareness: Self-Defense Class for Women (based in New York City), on Friday, November 12. She will be teaching a two-part self-defense course, with a one-hour seminar (open to all) and one-hour physical instruction following the seminar which will be limited to 100 women. Sign up at the Coop! Donations will go to the Vera House Foundation in Syracuse.
LIVE JAZZ AT THE BARGE The Barge Canal will host the Madison Central School’s Jazz Band on Friday, November 12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Any jazz fan should stop by and support the young musicians and enjoy their performance.
FILM SERIES: CARAVAGGIO This week’s Friday Night 35mm Film is Caravaggio, which interprets the life and artwork of the painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The film will play in the Golden Auditorium in Little Hall on Friday, November 12 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
DISCHORDS HIT THE CHORDS On Friday night, the Barge Canal will host The Dischords, one of Colgate’s co-ed a cappella group. The passionate performers always put on a great show, so bring your friends with you to support this talented Colgate group. TUNE INTO TOSCA
Sophie Greene, Leslie Kessinger and Amy Gould
If you enjoy opera, the Hamilton movie theater will be playing Tosca, Puccini’s music drama from Teatro Carlo in Genoa, Italy. Although Puccini was warned that the opera’s subject was considered to be risqué for the Roman public, his masterpiece offers a unique range of opera that is simply unforgettable. Tosca will play on Sunday, November 14 from 2 – 3:50 p.m. Contact Stephanie Jenks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NFL Mid-Season Report By Jim Rosen
NFC North In the North, we have the Packers and Bears fighting it out. While the Lions have played some tough games this year, as last week’s game against the Jets showed, they simply don’t know how to win games yet. And then there’s “Childress vs. The World” going on in Minnesota. Seriously, what happened to the Vikings? They were one interception away from the Super Bowl last year and now their season is already over. Man, the NFL is weird sometimes. So that leaves us with the Packers and the Bears. I really just don’t see Jay Cutler leading the Bears to a division title. So that leaves us with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers alone in first place. Winner – Green Bay Packers
As the NFL reaches mid-season, it’s time to look ahead and see who will make the playoffs. AFC East In looking at what could have been one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL, the AFC East is turning out to be a two-headed monster in the Jets and Patriots. While the Bills have played some tough games, they are currently halfway to a completely defeated season. The Dolphins, on the other hand, are a talented team but they have fallen prey to a tough opening schedule and seem to have all but slipped out of the division race. In the end, I think the Jets are just slightly better than the Patriots and will sneak out with the Division title, with the Patriots snatching up the Wild Card slot. Winner – New York Jets Wild Card – New England Patriots AFC North The AFC North also holds two tremendous football teams at the top of its standings. With the Ravens and Steelers both playing terrific football, this will be a division race to keep an eye on. While the Browns pulled out an impressive win over the Patriots last week, they simply cannot keep up with Baltimore and Pittsburgh. And the Bengals? Well, I’m just surprised they didn’t sign Randy Moss to really make those games of “500” super competitive in practice. Overall, the Ravens simply have a better offense and will pull out an extremely close division race. Winner – Baltimore Ravens AFC South The AFC South is a very interesting division, as there really is no clear-cut favorite. Tennessee is a solid football team that could be very scary with the addition of Randy Moss. Indianapolis, as always, will stay competitive throughout the year as long as they have Peyton leading the charge. And the Texans are well on their way to becoming a relevant football team. Arian Foster and Andre Johnson playing on the same team is
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supposed to happen in fantasy leagues, not in the actual NFL. Hey, even Jacksonville has managed to go .500 so far. In the end, it’s tough to bet against Peyton Manning but Tennessee earns the top playoff spot with a fairly easy schedule the rest of the way and a new receiving threat to balance out Chris Johnson. The Colts escape with a wild card bid. Winner – Tennessee Titans Wild Card – Indianapolis Colts AFC West There must be something in the water out west because while the AFC West isn’t as bad as the NFC West, it’s pretty close. With three truly mediocre teams, excluding the Broncos, who are just bad, this division is up for grabs. While the Raiders have been surprisingly good (for the Raiders) this year, they are still too inconsistent to win a division title. The Chiefs and the Chargers, on the other hand, will battle for the top spot. The Chiefs seem to finally have a legitimately decent football team while the Chargers, as per the Chargers, have heated up after a poor start to the season. While the Chiefs have a bright future ahead of them, the Chargers, with the addition of Vincent
Jackson, will squeak out the win in this division. Winner – San Diego Chargers NFC East The NFC East has been, by far, the most interesting division in the NFL this year, and not just because the Cowboys are in it. With the big injury to Tony Romo, and the recent firing of Wade Phillips, the Cowboys have completely fallen apart. Jason Garrett, welcome to head coaching life in the NFL! Besides the Cowboys, we’ve also had the Mike Shanahan debacle in Washington. While I respect Shanahan, there’s something fishy about his leadership of the Redskins. With that said, the two real teams in the NFC East, the Giants and the Eagles, have quite the race up ahead of them. While the Giants are the better team, the Eagles have momentum with the comeback of Michael Vick and two games against the Cowboys ahead of them. That being said, the Giants pull this one out, as, with the exception of Weeks Two and Three, they have been arguably the best team in the NFC. Winner – New York Giants Wild Card – Philadelphia Eagles
NFC South Similar to the AFC South, this division is wide open right now. While Carolina never had a chance, Atlanta, New Orleans and even Tampa Bay all have a shot to win this one. It’s a pretty tough pick. As much as Josh Freeman and Tampa Bay are a great story, I don’t see them beating out these two seasoned teams. When it all comes down to it, the week sixteen winner between Atlanta and New Orleans is going to take the division. And as hard as it is to say, Atlanta beats the Super Bowl Champs at home and takes the division. Winner – Atlanta Falcons Wild Card – New Orleans Saints NFC West …and drum roll please, the NFC West! It’s hard to even think about any of these teams making the playoffs. Even though Seattle and St. Louis have fought hard all season, do they really deserve to win a division title? San Francisco, with their delusional predictions to make the playoffs, is out and Arizona isn’t much better. And while the Seahawks have somehow won four games, so has St. Louis who, with Sam Bradford, have a bright future. As crazy as it sounds, your St. Louis Rams will win the NFC West. Winner – St. Louis Rams Contact Jim Rosen at email@example.com.
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DET @ BUF
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PHI @ WSH
With only three weeks of the Beat the Experts season remaining, a compelling story-line has surfaced that has polarized the office. Editors-in-Chief Mike McMaster and Geoff Guenther find themselves now in a tie for second place, with bragging rights and “office-cred” on the line. Some editors, including Copy Editor Jaime Coyne noticed some slight “adjustments” in Geoff’s appearance this week. “He’s staring straight into the eyes of adversity,” Jaime said, “and I’m afraid of what it’s doing to him.” Strolling into the office a fashionable 20 minutes late, Geoff dusted off the lapels on his suit jacket and straightened his J. Crew tie before refusing media comment and retreating into the Editor-in-Chief’s office. After a sudden (and presumably contrived) change of heart, Geoff emerged from the office about an hour later and invited the press in for his comments. “So you see, it’s really quite embarrassing for Mike,” Geoff said, as he put his feet on the desk and pulled his Zippo lighter from his breast pocket. After lighting his cigarette and taking a deep, contemplative pull, Geoff’s thoughtful tone turned. “I mean, he was Sports Editor for how long? Shouldn’t he know this $*!t? And what’s up with Harry?” Harry responded like a pissed-off Yorkie, “Sports Editors may not be the smartest in the bunch, but we sure do like our beer.” To which current Assistant Sports Editor Jaime Heilbron added, “I love lamp.”
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Giants and Packers are New NFC Favorites By Chris Dell’Amore Maroon-News Staff
Heading into the 2010-2011 NFL season the media had already predetermined which teams would be running the table in the NFC. You couldn’t turn on the television without hearing about the Cowboys being the first team to win a Super Bowl in their own stadium. Every newspaper you flipped through had pictures of Grandpa Favre coming back in order to win a Super Bowl ring in Minnesota. Now, the Cowboys are sitting at the bottom of the NFC East with an abysmal 1-7 record and Favre might as well have stayed home and played backyard football with the Wrangler boys instead of witnessing the Vikings crumble to a 3-5 record. Although the 6-3 New Orleans Saints are proving that they’re just as good as last year, several other teams have emerged as top contenders for the NFC title this year. The red-hot New York Giants and Green Bay Packers are my top picks to take the NFC this year and prove that, despite little depth, the NFC is capable of playing some outstanding football. The Giants emerged from the dungeons of the NFC East to boast a 6-2 record despite some sportswriters predicting a last place finish in lieu of Washington’s acquisition of Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick’s resurgence in Philadelphia and the development of a phenomenal receiving corps in Dallas. The Packers battled back from devastating injuries to star running back Ryan Grant and wide receiver Donald Driver to sit atop the NFC North with a 6-3 record. Although it isn’t certain which team will be heading to Dallas this February, it’s quite clear that the road will either pass through the New Meadowlands or Lambeau Field. After starting off the season 1-3 the New York Giants had to address a plethora of questions from the media as the Jets jumped out to a 3-1 start. Would the Giants defense be able to recover
from an abhorrent season last year? Was the tandem of Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs effective anymore after the Giants running game was stopped in its tracks? The Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans defeated the Giants by an aggregate of 43 points in consecutive games. Brandon Jacobs was furious at his new role of being the second-string running back and went as far as launching his helmet ten rows into the stands during the Indianapolis game. However, after the defeat at the hands of the Titans, the Giants caught fire. The defense roared to life against the Chicago Bears as the defensive line racked up ten sacks en route to a 17-3 victory. Over the course of the next three games, the superhuman Giants defense knocked five quarterbacks out of games. The most notable of the bone-crunching hits occurred during a 41-35 victory over the Dallas Cowboys when quarterback Tony Romo was pasted into the turf by linebacker Michael Boley. Although the Giants are historically known as defensive stalwarts and running specialists, the emergence of a talented group of core receivers has accounted for much of the Giants success. The deceptively fast Steve Smith nicely complements physical receivers Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham. The Giants possess a multifaceted offense and impregnable defense that should catapult the G-Men to the NFC Championship game. While the Giants were getting blown out against the Colts and Titans, the Packers were losing nail-biters week after week. The Packers stumbled to a 1-3 record losing the combined three games by a total of 9 points while two of the games were decided in overtime. The success of the Packers can be attributed to two talented players who both have been objects of criticism over the course of their athletic careers. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was drafted as the heir to the throne during the Brett Favre years and after enduring criticism over his athletic capabilities to
step in for the future hall-of-famer, Rodgers has thrown for 4000 yards in his two seasons as a starter. Rodgers has figured out how to distribute the ball effectively in the absence of running back Ryan Grant. On the other side of the ball is a defensive wrecking ball by the name of Clay Matthews. Coming from a lineage of NFL players, Clay walked onto the USC football team as a freshman weighing in at a measly 166 lbs. He then became a part of one of the best linebacking corps in college history during his senior season as he played alongside Brian Cushing (Houston Texans) and Rey Maualuga (Bengals). Through nine games, Matthews has racked up 9.5 sacks and alongside linebacker teammate A.J. Hawk the Packers have emerged as one of the most terrifying defenses in the NFL. The unassailable Packers defense is largely the reason that the Packers possess the greatest point differential in the NFL with a victory margin of +78 points. Football is a prime example of a sport where nothing truly is what it seems. All it takes is a one
season-ending injury of a star player for a team’s championship aspirations to be dashed to pieces. Although the NFC East has proven itself again as one of the preeminent conferences in NFL football, the New York Giants possess the rare combination of a solid ground attack and robust defense that willed them to a Super Bowl victory in 2007. The matured receiving corps provides Eli Manning with three venerable players who are as well acquainted with the Giants offensive schemes as he is. In order for the Green Bay Packers to make a run at an NFC title, Aaron Rodgers will have to keep up his solid play and spread defenses apart in order for his mediocre backfield to contribute to the Packers offense. The Packers defense, which largely relies on the pressure generated by its front seven, will benefit from corner Charles Woodson and safety Nick Collins returning to full health. Clearly, the football gods favor cohesive and disciplined teams, not flashy and capricious ones. Contact Chris Dell’Amore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEAST OF THE EAST: Though not expected to be at the head of the pack this year, the New York Giants are currently dominating in the NFC.
Boca vs. River: More Than Just a Game By Jaime Heilbron Assistant Sports Editor
Passion can grip, paralyze and even kill. Believe it or not, this is even true in the world of sports, particularly soccer. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and many of its fanatics treat it as a matter of life or death. To take it to the very extreme, one just has to look at the example of the Colombian national football team at the 1994 World Cup that was held in the United States. Having beaten Argentina by a dominant score of 5-0 in the qualifying round, the Colombians were declared by Pele and many other experts as the favorites to hoist the trophy in America. The national media as well as the entire world had great expectations
of the squad. In a game against the hosts, Andres Escobar, a Colombian defender scored an own goal that eventually led to the team’s premature elimination from the tournament. A few days after their return home, Escobar was shot dead in a Bogota bar. There is no better example of the passion soccer creates, however, than what is seen in Argentina between Club Atlético Boca Juniors and Club Atlético River Plate. The match between Boca and River is known all over the world and the continent, simply as the Superclásico. The rivalry is considered nearly worldwide as the fiercest in the sport. To put it in terms of American sports, think of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, but multiplied by 100. The match is number one
THE WORLD’S GREATEST RIVALRY: Boca Juniors and River Plate face off for the 327th time next week, another historical edition of the Superclásico.
on the list of, “50 Sporting Things You Must Do Before You Die,” compiled by the British tabloid, The Observer. The animosity between coaching staffs and players is easily noticeable. In the week leading up to the game, players from both teams will traditionally comment on the other team’s scandals or internal problems. There have been incidents on the field between players. It is also considered a surprise bordering on a miracle when both teams finish the game without suffering red cards. The passion and animosity surrounding the contest, however, is most deeply felt among and between the fan bases. When River travels to Boca and vice versa, the Argentine police forces close off a street that is set up entirely so fans from the visiting teams can access the stadium safely and without any incidents. Constant battles between each team’s barrabrava, the Latin American counterpart to European hooligans, have forced this preventive measure. There have been incidents in the past in which supporters from both teams have died in fights between the fan bases. The moment one enters the stadium, that person enters a different world. The color, the music and the overall atmosphere is impressive. Both supporters groups arrive early and start singing the team’s songs and chants hours before the match begins. When the squads take the field, the noise brought forth by the fan bases is overwhelming. Having been witness to this matchup in early 2004, I can confirm that I have never seen anything like it. Since Boca Juniors holds the overall advantage in victories, the Xeneizes, as Boca’s fan base is known, have taken to calling the Millonarios, River’s fan base, and River itself, as their sons. The games are almost always held on Sunday
afternoons, so on Monday and throughout the week, following a victory by either team, Buenos Aires is inundated with posters and banners put up by fans of the victorious team, taunting their opponents and celebrating the win. During the game itself, other than singing in support of the teams, the fan bases also sing insulting songs about the other team. Songs ranging from insulting the other’s mother to expressing a desire of burning the rival’s stadium fill the vast repertoire displayed by the supporting groups. The atmosphere surrounding the game itself is extremely tense. If one or both teams are not doing well in the league, as is the case before this tournament’s game, a victory over the other is thought of as a way to salvage a season, treating a victory over the archrival as if it were the same as winning the championship. An added incentive is simply bragging rights. Fans from each team have close friends and family members who support the other team, meaning a victory will grant them the privilege to flaunt their superiority in the others’ faces. Boca Juniors and River Plate will face each other for the 327th time in their rich history this upcoming Tuesday when they take the field at River’s Estadio Monumental. The two teams have suffered through a mediocre campaign, which could only be salvaged by a victory in the Superclásico, giving the contest an extra layer of with passion, emotion and tension. As a faithful and passionate Boca Juniors fan, I can definitely say that I will be watching and supporting my team. At the same time I recommend that anyone who calls him or herself a soccer fan should watch the game, because it is an event that is bigger than life itself for everyone who is fortunate enough to be a part of it. Contact Jaime Heilbron at email@example.com.
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SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS Patriot League and ECAC Hockey Standings
Football Team Lehigh Colgate Georgetown Lafayette Holy Cross Bucknell Fordham
League Overall 3-0 7-2 2-2 5-4 2-2 3-6 1-2 2-7 1-2 4-5 1-2 1-8 ---- 5-5
Men’s Soccer Final Standings Team Colgate Lehigh American Bucknell Lafayette Navy Holy Cross Army
League Overall 5-0-2 8-5-5 4-2-1 8-7-2 3-2-2 6-8-3 3-2-2 8-8-2 3-3-1 8-7-3 2-2-3 7-5-4 0-4-3 3-10-5 0-5-2 3-12-2
Team American Army Colgate Bucknell Lehigh Holy Cross Navy Lafayette
League Overall 12-0 25-2 10-2 17-12 8-4 15-11 7-5 9-15 6-6 12-12 4-8 12-19 1-11 7-21 0-12 4-22
Team Yale St. Lawrence Union Rensselaer Princeton Cornell Harvard Colgate Quinnipiac Brown Dartmouth Clarkson
League 2-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-1 1-1-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-1-1 0-1-1 0-1-1 0-1-1 0-1-1
Women’s Hockey Overall 4-0-0 2-4-3 6-1-2 4-2-3 1-3-0 1-3-0 1-1-0 2-3-1 4-3-1 1-2-1 1-2-1 4-3-2
Team Cornell Dartmouth Princeton Harvard Clarkson Rensselaer Quinnipiac Colgate St. Lawrence Yale Brown Union
League 4-0-0 3-1-0 3-2-0 2-1-1 2-0-0 2-2-0 2-3-0 1-3-0 1-1-0 0-1-1 0-2-0 0-4-0
Overall 6-1-0 3-1-0 3-4-0 2-1-1 4-6-1 3-6-2 7-4-1 3-7-0 3-5-1 0-4-2 1-3-0 1-9-0
Field Hockey: American 8, Colgate 1* Football: Colgate 24, Lafayette 14* Men’s Hockey: Colgate 4, Clarkson 4*; SLU 4, Colgate 1* Women’s Hockey: Dartmouth 6, Colgate 2*; Harvard 3, Colgate 1* Men’s Soccer: Colgate 1, American 0* Women’s Soccer: Army 1, Colgate 0* Men’s S & D: BC 161, Colgate 125; BU 160, Colgate 71 Women’s S& D: Colgate 209, BC 89; BU 148, Colgate 95 Volleyball: Colgate 3, Lafayette 0*; Colgate 3, Lehigh 0*
Friday: 3 p.m. Women’s Hockey vs Niagara 5 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Bucknell* 7 p.m. Men’s Hockey vs. Princeton* 7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Army* Saturday: 12 p.m. Women’s Cross Country @ NCAA Qualifiers 12 p.m. Women’s Hockey vs. Niagara 1 p.m. Swimming & Diving @ Bucknell* 1 p.m. Football @ Bucknell* 2 p.m. Women’s Basketball @ Rhode Island 3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Holy Cross* 4 p.m. Men’s Hockey vs. Quinnipiac* 7 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Binghamton TBA Men’s Cross Country @ NCAA Qualifiers Sunday: 1 p.m. Men’s Soccer Hosts Patriot League Championship
* denotes Patriot League or ECAC Hockey opponent
Sports Spotlights Lia Kunnapas ’13
Steve Miller ’12
Sport: Women’s Swimming and Diving Hometown: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Major: Education Why Lia? Lia broke two Colgate records in Sunday’s meet against the Boston University Terriers. This past weekend you set Colgate records in two separate events: the 400-yard medley relay and the 200yard backstroke. What do these accomplishments mean to you? “Setting two Colgate records this past weekend has been a great accomplishment. It is a great honor to have my name on the record board with all Athletic Communications the great swimmers that are currently swimming for Colgate and have come before me.” What is the difference between swimming a relay vs. an individual race? “Participating on a relay gets me pumped up because I am swimming for someone else. In college swimming, individual races contribute to team points. However, swimming together with three of my teammates on a relay gives more of a team aspect to an individualized sport.” You closed the home season with a 1-2 record. Is the team happy with that result? “We are content with our record thus far. Swimming under a new coaching staff has been an adjustment that the team has smoothly transitioned to. We are really happy with where our times are so far this season. The fact that the past three meets have been out of league allows us to be more focused on the times; we were swimming in preparation for Patriot League Championships rather than wins and losses.” What should Raiders’ fans expect from the swim team over the course of this year? “Over the course of this year, Raiders’ fans should expect great things from both the men’s and women’s swim and dive teams. We will only get stronger as the season progresses and we have ultimate confidence in our new coaching staff and teammates.”
Interview by Mitch Waxman
Sport: Men’s Soccer Hometown: Ivyland, PA Major: Mathematics Why Steve? Steve scored the game-winning goal in the Raiders’ 1-0 triumph over American University, which enabled them to take the Patriot League regular season title. You scored the game-winning goal against American. How does it feel to have scored the goal that gave Colgate the Patriot League Regular Season title? “One of our team goals for this season was to win the Patriot League Regular Season title. It’s a great feeling knowing that I contributed to that by scoring a goal against American to officially clinch the Athletic Communications title. However, our defense has been solid all season long, shutting out six of seven Patriot League teams, and our offense has been well-balanced, with important goals coming at important times from many different players. I am just happy I could help the team achieve one of our major goals for this season.” The team will be hosting the Patriot League tournament this upcoming weekend. How will playing at home help the team reach its goals? “We love playing on Van Doren Field, so hosting the tournament will give us an advantage over the other teams. Playing in front of our rowdy fans on a field that we are used to playing on will give us a great opportunity to win. As our record over the past several years indicates, we have had a lot of success at home. We are looking forward to competing for the title in front of our fans. What has been your best memory of playing at Colgate up to this point? “I have two memories that I would consider my best at Colgate. The first one was during my freshman year after we had won the Patriot League Tournament. The team gathered in the basement of the Colgate Inn to watch the NCAA Selection Show to see who we would play in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Generally, teams are selected based on region, so we were expecting to stay in the Northeast and play a somewhat local team. However, our name showed up in the bracket right across from South Florida, and the whole team erupted because we were going to get out of the freezing cold climate of Hamilton, New York, for a few days. My next best memory is of us winning the Patriot League Tournament my sophomore year on Van Doren Field in front of our home fans. The whole team stormed the field to celebrate when the clock ran down to zero.” Which is your favorite soccer team, and who is your favorite player and why? “My favorite soccer team is the Philadelphia Union, the new expansion MLS team. I had an internship with them this summer, and got to watch every game from the field. I am a huge Philadelphia sports fan, so it is only natural that I adopt the Union as my favorite team. My favorite player is English striker Wayne Rooney. His work ethic and heart, combined with his skill and power, make him the ideal striker.” Interview by Jaime Heilbron
November 11, 2010
THE COLGATE MAROON-NEWS
Football Fights Back to Second in Patriot League Defeats Lafayette 24-14 in Last Home Game of Season
By Jordan Plaut Assisstant Sports Editor
Last Saturday, The Colgate football team defeated Lafayette 24-14 on their Senior Day at Andy Kerr Stadium. Junior running back Nate Eachus rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns and the Raiders defense recorded four interceptions for the first time in 14 years. The victory bumped the Raiders back up to second place in the Patriot League. Eachus went over the 200-yard mark for the third time this season on 32 carries, helping the Raiders control the ground game and the clock in senior quarterback Greg Sullivan’s first game since overcoming an injury. Sullivan and the offense held an 11-minute edge as he went 11-18 for 127 yards and ran for 76 more. The defense was equally impressive, holding the Leopards to 61 rushing yards and forcing four turnovers through the air. Senior linebacker Chris DiMassa led the charge, intercepting Lafayette quarterback Marc Quilling twice in Raider territory. “We switched up the way we run Cover Two this week in practice,” DiMassa said. “All year we have been playing Match Two, which is more of a man concept. Now we run the traditional Tampa Two, which is more of a true zone concept. We did a poor job of defending the pass against Lehigh last week and knew something had to change. Our coaches made the proper adjustments during the week and we came ready to play on Saturday.” Colgate (5-4, 2-2) looked ready to take control of the game from the start, driving the ball down to the Leopard 24, but Sullivan was picked off by Andrew Shoop to end the Raiders’ threat. After a few fruitless drives, Lafayette (2-7, 1-2) was given prime field
position following a personal foul penalty and scored on an Alan Elder run to jump ahead, 7-0. Colgate responded with a dominating drive, moving the ball on the ground and through the air effectively down to the 10-yard line. The drive stalled there, however, and ’Gate settled for a field goal from sophomore Evan Colborne to close the gap to four points. On their next possession, the Raiders ran over the Leopards’ defense as Eachus broke off runs of 28 and 14 yards. Unfortunately, he coughed up the ball at the Lafayette 22 and again Colgate’s offense left the field with nothing. It was then that the defense began to step it up. Two plays into the Leopards’ drive, Quilling was intercepted by senior defensive end Lamont Sonds who returned the pick for a touchdown. The “pick-6” gave the Raiders a 10-7 lead and they never looked back. ’Gate came up big again on Lafayette’s next possession as sophomore defensive back Demitri Diamond intercepted it at his own 27 and ran it back into Leopards territory. A few plays later, Eachus broke through for a 34-yard touchdown burst to put the Raiders up ten before the half. Coming out of halftime, Colgate picked up right where it left off. After forcing a three-andout to start the second half, The Raiders came right back on offense to score again in only 2:33. The drive was highlighted by a big 20-yard completion from Sullivan to senior fullback Gigi Cadet and finished with a nine-yard scamper by Eachus, his second of the game. In a drive that dominated the end of the third quarter and into the fourth, Lafayette responded with a nine-play, 90-yard drive capped by a touchdown pass from Quilling to Mark Layton from 19 yards out. The score tightened to 24-14 with 12:52 left to play. On
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BACK IN THE GAME: Colgate football team climbs back to second place in Patriot Leage after their win against Lafayette this past Saturday. the next possession, Sullivan threw his second pick, this time to Kyle Simmons in Colgate territory, and the Leopards looked to cut the lead. The defense, however, did not let that happen. Team sacks led by senior end Zach Smith and junior linebacker Adam Lock pushed Lafayette back to the ’Gate 38, and on third-and-30, Quilling lofted it down the field only to be intercepted by DiMassa. The Raiders then did what they do best, moving down to the Leopards 34-yard line in a lucky 13 plays and 7:10. On the ensuing possession, last effort heave from Quilling was once again intercepted by DiMassa to seal the game and give
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’Gate a much-needed 24-14 victory. No one was happier than the senior linebacker. “[The interceptions] felt great,” DiMassa remarked. “Being able to seal the game for my teammates and myself was awesome. What made it truly special was the fact that it was the seniors’ last game at Andy Kerr Stadium. I’m going to miss these guys a lot once the season is over.” The Raiders will next travel to Lewisburg, PA to face a struggling, one-win Bucknell team this upcoming Saturday at 1 p.m. Contact Jordan Plaut at email@example.com.
The Colgate field hockey team ended its season this past weekend with an 8-1 loss to American in the semifinal round of the Patriot League Tournament. The team’s season record closes at 5-12. After going 1-15 in 2009 and losing every Patriot League game that year, this past season can be considered a sizeable success for the Raiders. “I think that our team improved significantly from last year to this year,” Head Coach Cathy Foto said. “Each player worked hard in the off season and over the summer to reach the goals we had set out for them. The first-years added a great amount of new energy and also worked hard during the season to improve. So I think 2010 was the season of tremendous growth physically and mentally.” Colgate’s only goal was scored in the second half by first-year Halle Biggar on an assist from senior Laura Denenga, who led the team in scoring with nine goals this season. This was Biggar’s fifth of the season. Senior captains Allison Waugh and Kirsten Lalli anchored the defense, as Waugh had several great defensive plays throughout the game including two defensive saves, while Lalli saved 17 in goal. “We got completely outshot, but I think we improved in the second half especially when we got a little more patient on defense,” Lalli said. “The defenders did a great job and even though American was able to take so many shots, if it wasn’t for the collective defense our team played the score would have been much higher.”
This was the eighth game in which Lalli recorded double-digit saves. With an impressive season total of 183 saves, Lalli ranked first among Patriot League goalkeepers. “We continued to improve as the season progressed,” Lalli said. “We definitely are a lot better than we were last season, and even from the beginning of this season up to this past weekend our team played and performed at a higher level. We ended the season as a team that would fight until the end of every game.” With an overall record of 16-3 this season and ranked ninth nationally, American entered the Patriot League Tournament seeded first. The Eagles won their eighth consecutive title, qualifying to compete in the NCAA Tournament. “With regards to next season, we want to raise the bar again,” Coach Foto added. “We improved our record but we want to be even more competitive. We would also like to return to the Patriot League Tournament for a second consecutive year with no layoff. Our first-years are determined to be four-year participants in the tournament, which has not been done since 2004.” Next year, the Raiders will return 15 letterwinners from this year’s squad. That includes rising senior Peyton Hawkins, who missed the second half of the season due to injury. The fact that Colgate played with a squad of mostly underclassmen gives them optimism for the future. But loss of presence and leadership brought forth by Denenga, Waugh and Lalli on and off the field this year will be felt, and new players will have to step up if the Raiders are to return to the Patriot League Tournament in 2011. Contact Rebecca Silberman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 11, 2010
THE COLGATE MAROON-NEWS
Volleyball Sweeps Weekend PL Play
Claims 3-0 Victories Over Lafayette and Lehigh at Cotterell Court By Emma Barge Assistant Sports Editor
The Colgate volleyball team emerged from an exhilarating two-win weekend with a ticket to participate in the Patriot League Tournament, which will begin on November 19. The two victories over Lafayette (25-9, 25-15, 25-17) and Lehigh (25-16, 25-15, 25-21) have secured a spot in the tournament for the Raiders. Colgate is one of only three teams to have clinched a spot and is third in the standings, trailing the Army Black Knights and the American Eagles. American has already secured the top seed, which gives it the right to host the four-team playoff weekend in the nation’s capital. With the sweep, the Raiders keep their now four-game winning streak alive. Friday night’s match against Lafayette started out with a bang as Colgate annihilated the Lafayette Leopards 25-9 in the first set. The staggering triumph came from a combination of Lafayette’s offensive errors and the Raiders’ aggressive front row. Despite the obvious discrepancy between the level of play on both teams, Colgate did not reduce itself to a less competitive level of play. Instead, it took advantage of Lafayette’s -.171 hitting efficiency percentage by playing consistently and coming up with a .286 efficiency score of its own. In the second set, the Raiders let their confidence speak for them, coming out with a commanding 10-5 lead thanks to early kills by first-year Lindsay Young and junior Maureen Colligan. They further padded the score with even more offensive domination by senior tri-captain Logan Keala and a service ace by first-year Kaylee Fifer. Senior tri-captain Casey Ritt finished off the set with a strike against the Leopards to bring the score to 25-15 in ’Gate’s favor. Going into the third set with a two game advantage on its side, it would have been easy
EYE ON THE KILL: Fellow Raiders crowd around rookie Caitlin Cremin on coverage as she goes up for the point against Lafayette on Friday. for Colgate to follow the trend often set by many volleyball teams, losing its diligence and letting one set go to the opponent. In fact, the Raiders did lose a bit of their fire, but not enough to light the torch for Lafayette. After the Leopards took the lead at 10-9 and again at 15-14, Colgate put it into gear and finished the set on a 10-1 point run thanks to a strong offense that was supported by senior tri-captain Devon Applegate’s consistent defense in the back. “This is a credit to our setters and passers. It’s the best connection we’ve had with them in a while.” Head Coach Ryan Baker said. “We have an important match tomorrow [last Saturday] and need the same energy and communication.” And they had it. On Saturday, the Raiders answered Baker’s call for communication and
energy with the weekend’s second 3-0 match and the win that would guarantee them a spot in the Patriot League Tournament. Colligan was the clear leader on kills for the match, coming up with a solid 11 points on 24 attacks, while the highest kill count for Lafayette would only amount to nine out of 32 attempts. Keala also came up big, leading the team on defensive digs at 16 for the entire game and checking out with nine kills on 24 attempts. The key to winning this contest was pressure. Colgate came out to an early 10-4 lead and kept its systems tight throughout play. “I’ve been really happy with how we have been playing the past two weeks and today’s match was another step in the right direction,” Coach Baker said. “Our blocking and serving really controlled the match along with
strong play in the back row from Devon, Catie [Cremin] and Lexi [Finger]. We were able to stress Lehigh for most of the match.” The second set was closer throughout the first 20 points than the first game, which ended in a nine point differential, but the Raiders squashed any hopes for Lehigh toward the end of the set to make the final score for Lehigh 25-15, a one-point difference from the previous game. First-year Caitlin Cremin was the key to the second set, keeping her serve consistent for Colgate’s 7-0 run to the finish line in addition to her impressive pair of aces to jump-start the initial score. With the stakes high in the end of the season, the Raiders could not expect to see the Mountain Hawks surrender for the loss. In the third set, Lehigh came out with a 12-9 lead at the halfway point. Colgate was then able to bring itself a good luck charm when they brought the score to a clutch 13-13 tie. From then on, the Raiders held onto the lead and closed out the match with the closest score they saw all weekend at 25-21. “Since day one, our team has worked best under pressure,” Keala remarked at the end of the weekend. “I think we all knew that we had to sweep this weekend, and that both of these games would be crucial. We had a great week in practice and were able to carry that energy into the two games.” When asked about the upcoming weekend matches, Keala explained, “Every Patriot League match is important. Winning both games this weekend is crucial. If we win, we can gain extra momentum going into the Patriot League tournament.” Colgate will try to do just that, carrying their momentum into the final weekend of regular season play. The Raiders will host Army on Friday and Holy Cross on Saturday for Senior Weekend. Friday’s match will begin at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s is slated for a 3 p.m. start. Contact Emma Barge at email@example.com.
Men’s Hockey Goes 0-1-1 in Weekend Road Trip Ties Clarkson, 4-4; Drops Seventh Straight to St. Lawrence, 4-1
By Jaime Heilbron Assistant Sports Editor
A Colgate men’s hockey team with high expectations fell short in its annual trip to the North Country to open the ECAC Hockey season. The Raiders tied against the Clarkson Golden Knights on Friday night 4-4 and proceeded to fall to the St. Lawrence Saints the following evening by a score of 4-1. Firstyear forward Chris Wagner scored his first intercollegiate goal on Friday, while senior assistant captain François Brisebois got his first tally of the season as the lone goal in Saturday’s game. “It’s always nice to get the first one,” Brisebois said. “I try not to worry too much about production because I know it will come. Playing with [Brian] Day and [Austin] Smith has allowed me to get so many chances every game that it was simply a matter of time. They have great vision and abilities that make my game easier.” The start to Friday’s contest could not have been any worse. Just 18 seconds into the first period, Clarkson got on the board taking a 1-0 lead. The Golden Knights proceeded to control the play throughout the following ten minutes until Colgate got back in the game. At the 13:47 mark, sophomore forward Billy Rivellini put ’Gate on the scoreboard with his second goal of the season, assisted by
first-year forward Mike McCann and sophomore forward Christian Long. A little over three minutes later, Colgate took its first lead of the game when junior forward Austin Smith put the biscuit in the basket, with helpers going to McCann and Long. The Raiders added to their lead early in the second stanza. At 1:15, sophomore defenseman Thomas Larkin took a shot from the top of the right circle that bounced off Clarkson goaltender Paul Karpowich and into the net. Senior captain Brian Day and Smith were credited with helpers. At 16:07, the Golden Knights cut the Raiders’ lead to one, scoring their first power play goal of the game and year. 53 seconds later, however, Wagner helped Colgate retake the two-goal lead with a breakaway goal, and the period ended 4-2 in the Raiders’ favor. From then on, play went downhill. At the 8:13 mark of the final frame, Clarkson scored its second goal on the man-advantage to make it a one-goal contest. Two minutes later, the Golden Knights struck again on the power play to knot the game at 4-4 with what would prove to be the last tally of the match. Colgate was able to hold Clarkson off throughout the last ten minutes and the overtime period, extending its undefeated streak against the school from Potsdam, NY to seven games despite relinquishing a third period lead.
“It was an issue of discipline because of how productive their power play was,” Brisebois said. “I also think that we should have limited their odd-man rushes.” The following evening, Colgate traveled to Appleton Arena at St. Lawrence University, a rink that has consistently given the Raiders trouble over the last decade. The Saints got on the board early in the game, scoring on the man-advantage at 7:42. From then on, the rest of the period saw a back-and-forth game, with both teams getting good scoring opportunities. With less than two minutes to go in the frame, Brisebois gave Colgate hope by netting the equalizer on a breakaway assisted by Larkin, leaving the game tied after the first 20 minutes of play. The game did not remain equal for long, however, as 6:25 into the second stanza St. Lawrence retook the lead. Despite holding the advantage in shots on goal, the Raiders were unable to take advantage of their scoring opportunities and went into the second intermission trailing by one goal. Any hopes of a Colgate comeback were dashed at the 9:34 mark of the final frame when the Saints scored their third of the evening to take a two-goal lead that they would never relinquish. The Raiders kept trying to get back in the game, but their efforts were frustrated every time. With 26 seconds left
on the clock, St. Lawrence added an empty-net goal to make the final score 4-1. With the loss, Colgate fell to 0-1-1 in ECAC Hockey, 2-3-1 overall and dropped its seventh consecutive game to the Saints. “It’s still early in the year and we have to get tougher,” Brisebois said. “I think we lost too many battles and they capitalized on our mistakes.” ’Gate will return to the friendly confines of Starr Rink this upcoming weekend as it welcomes the Princeton Tigers on Friday and the Quinnipiac Bobcats on Saturday for Silver Puck weekend. “These two teams usually have a good mixture of skill set and speed,” Brisebois said. “We know we have the same assets but I think playing physical will be crucial to our success this weekend. Silver Puck is always a great weekend and I think the fans are going to feed our relentless intensity.” Last season the Raiders swept the series against the Tigers winning 5-4 at home and 3-1 on the road. On the other hand, the Bobcats got the better of Colgate defeating it 4-3 at Starr Rink and 2-0 in Hamden, CT. ’Gate has dropped three straight contests to Quinnipiac. Friday’s game is slated for a 7 p.m. start, while Saturday’s will begin at 4 p.m. Contact Jaime Heilbron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 11, 2010
THE COLGATE MAROON-NEWS
Women’s Hockey Falls to Dartmouth and Harvard By Alexi Aberant Maroon-News Staff
The Colgate women’s hockey team suffered a 6-2 defeat to the Dartmouth Big Green last Friday night in their third ECAC Hockey game of the season. The Raiders played again the following afternoon against the tenthranked Harvard Crimson. Colgate fell to Harvard 3-1 despite having an early lead. The team now has a 1-3 record in the ECACHL, bringing them to 3-7 overall. Colgate did not get off to a great start in the Dartmouth game, as Sash Nanji scored the first goal just 13 seconds in, giving the Big Green a 1-0 lead right off the bat. The Raiders, however, retaliated at the 5:47 mark when sophomore Brittany Philips beat her defender to the puck, skated around the goal and passed the puck up to senior Jessi Waters. Waters then quickly passed the puck on to first-year Rachel Walsh, who hammered it past Dartmouth’s goaltender to even the score at one. Unfortunately, Colgate’s momentum did not last. In the second period, Dartmouth scored three unanswered goals, giving the Big Green a decisive 4-1 lead over Colgate. The first goal came from Amanda Trunzo, who picked up a loose puck and sped down the ice to successfully beat Colgate’s senior goaltender Lisa Plenderleith. Erica Dobos added the second goal two minutes later, and the third came on a wrister by Reagan Fischer. The Raiders did eventually stop Dartmouth’s scoring streak. At the 18:58 mark of the second frame, junior Amanda Kirwan made contact with sophomore Jordan Brickner, who then blasted the puck into the net to put the score at 4-2. Senior forward
Jacquie Colborne also assisted Brickner for the Raiders’ second goal. Although ’Gate used the momentum from the second goal to stay on the offensive, the Big Green went on to score twice in the final stanza to earn the 6-2 victory. Plenderleith made 24 saves for the Raiders and Colgate finished 2-for-5 on the power play. The following evening, the Raiders were off to a good start against the Crimson, taking a 1-0 lead at the 12:33 mark of the first period. Senior Hannah Milan passed the puck up to Phillips from the corner, who then slid a pass that was interrupted by a Harvard stick. Fortunately, the puck somehow found its way to sophomore Jenna Klynstra at the far post and she slammed it into the net for the lead. Things began to turn south for Colgate during the second period, however. With the Crimson outshooting the Raiders 13-5, Harvard eventually capitalized as Kate Buesser scored a goal at the 12:30 mark to even the score at 1-1 going into the third period. Both Colgate and Harvard went into the final frame hungry for goals, yet it was the Crimson who fed their appetite. Taking advantage of two solid scoring opportunities, Harvard added back-to-back tallies at the 5:14 and 10:43 marks of the final period of play, leading the Crimson to victory. Kalley Armstrong scored the gamewinner off a rebound, and Leanna Coskren, who connected on a pass from Katharine Chute, added the third one. Raider goalie Kimberly Sass had 31 saves in the game, 11 more than Harvard’s Laura Bellamy. “This weekend was challenging,” Klynstra said. “Harvard and Dartmouth are two skillful teams in our league and we knew we had our work cut out for us. Friday’s game didn’t
POISON IVY: The Colgate women’s hockey team suffered two devastating defeats to a pair of Ivy League and ECAC rivals, Harvard and Dartmouth. Here, senior captain Jacqueline Colborne battles for the puck. Seth Greene
turn out as well as we had hoped, but we refocused and had a new mentality going into Saturday’s game. Again, the outcome wasn’t what we planned, but as a team we felt Saturday’s performance was a lot better. We are looking forward to this weekend to get some momentum back.”
This upcoming weekend, the Raiders will host the Niagara Purple Eagles for a two-game, non-conference series. Friday’s contest will begin at 3 p.m., while Saturday’s game is set to start at noon. Contact Alexi Aberant at email@example.com.
Along with the varsity eights, the Colgate women also entered a novice boat. It rowed well and kicked up the intensity for the finish, which allowed the Raiders to beat three other novice boats. This was the women’s last race of the fall season; the spring season will start in March. The men’s team went up against nationally-ranked Syracuse and Cornell, who finished sixth and third in the country last year. “The race provided a good opportunity to test our speed against some of the fastest teams in the country,” senior James
Clinton said. With a time of 17:26.7, the men’s four was one minute behind the first-place Syracuse boat and 20 seconds behind the Cornell B boat. While the women will not return to competition until March, the men’s team is looking forward to testing itself again at the Frostbite Regatta in Philadelphia, PA this upcoming weekend, another chance to face off against nationally-ranked opponents. Contact Katie Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s and Women’s Rowing Competes at Syracuse Invitational By Katie Rice Maroon-News Staff
This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s rowing teams headed to Syracuse for the Syracuse Invitational, where they raced against the stiff competition of University at Buffalo, Marist College, Syracuse University, Cornell University and the University of Rochester. The Colgate women’s varsity team entered both an A and B boat, which finished tenth and thirteenth respectively. The Colgate men’s team finished ninth out of 17 in its varsity four.
Though the women’s team was up against schools with larger programs than Colgate, the Raiders held their own and placed better than they had in the past. “The team owes this to the increased fitness that [they] have been improving by doing 90-minute steady states on the erg every Tuesday morning,” senior captain Elspeth Monigle said. The Colgate women’s A boat had a very strong finish and was able to move away from Rochester’s A boat and Buffalo’s B boat. The B boat also had a great race, pulling together to walk over Marist.
Swimming and Diving Faces Boston Opponents By Gillian Scherz Sports Editor
RECORD BREAKER: Raider women’s swimming and diving broke a trio of records over the weekend: two recorded for Colgate’s books, one for the Patriot League. Carly Keller
This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted Boston College (BC) and Boston University (BU) at Lineberry Natatorium. The men lost 161-125 on Saturday to BC and then fell to BU 160-71 on Sunday. The women earned a significant win over BC on Saturday, 209-89 before losing 148-95 to BU on Sunday. The Colgate women set two new school records in the 400-yard medley and the 200-yard backstroke and a new pool record in the 500-yard freestyle. The Raiders won nine events in their loss to BC. Senior captain Tucker Gniewek and junior Costas Hadjipateras each won two individual events, though Gniewek’s 50-yard freestyle was a first-place tie with Raider sophomore Dan Sweeney. Senior Devon Healy and juniors Teddy Perley and Patrick White also came up with individual victories. Two of Colgate’s wins came from relay events. The team of Gniewek, Hadjipateras, Sweeney and Perley took first place in the 400-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. On Sunday, the men came away with only three victories, earned by Sweeney, Hadjipateras
and Gniewek. The team is now 0-4, but they look to improve this weekend in their Patriot League opener at Bucknell. The women had a very successful Saturday, as they lost only one event against BC. The senior duo of Caren Guyett and Erin McGraw each boasted three individual victories, while sophomores Lia Kunnapas and Emma Santoro each earned two apiece. Sophomore Kim Pilka also claimed two firsts in her diving events. Junior Jenna Daly and sophomore Ryan Marynowski also earned first-place finishes in their individual events. The 400-yard medley relay of Kunnapas, McGraw, Santoro and first-year Claire Hunter also brought home the gold and set a new school record with their time of 3:54.30. In Sunday’s defeat, the Raiders earned four individual victories, including a new school record in the 200-yard backstroke by Kunnapas with a time of 2:04.19 and a new pool record by Guyett, who swam a 5:00.07 in the 500-yard freestyle. Other individual titles came from McGraw in the 200-yard freestyle and Pilka in the 1-meter dive competition. The women are now 1-2 and will join the men at Bucknell this weekend. Contact Gillian Scherz at email@example.com.
November 11, 2010
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Women’s Soccer Kicks the Bucket Loses to Army 1-0 in PL Semifinals By Matt Flannery Assistant Sports Editor
This past weekend, the Colgate women’s soccer team took the field for the final time this season. The Raiders traveled to West Point, NY, where they took on the Army Black Knights in the first semifinal game of the Patriot League tournament. The squad battled hard throughout regulation, but unfortunately was defeated by a score of 1-0 after an Army goal was scored early in overtime. The first half saw fairly even play, with each team playing stingy defense and limiting its opponent to less-than-threatening opportunities. Army arguably had the edge in the first half but failed to capitalize on several opportunities, thanks in part to fantastic goalkeeping by sophomore Ashley Walsh. Walsh made four saves over the course of the game, and kept the potent Army offense at bay throughout all of regulation. Colgate’s usually airtight defense held strong throughout the half, disrupting the Black Knights’ relentless attack. The Raiders did not have many opportunities in the first half, but in the second they swung momentum their way, turning the tables on Army. That said, the Black Knights’ defense stood just as strong as the Raiders’, and Army was able to thwart any Colgate opportunities. The Raiders doubled their shot total from the first half, firing off eight shots in the second period. Colgate also struggled with fouls, committing a total of 15 fouls over the course of the game, including three
yellow cards in the second half alone. Despite their best efforts to net a goal, however, the Raiders were unable to end the battle in 90 minutes, forcing the game into overtime. In the third minute of the extra session, the Black Knights’ Carlie Turnnidge ripped a shot from about 20 yards out, placing it perfectly in the top left corner of the net. The crippling shot boosted Army forward into the championship game, and sent Colgate packing in its final competition of the season. “We had a number of opportunities to put the game away in the second half but weren’t able to capitalize on those opportunities,” senior co-captain Calista Victor said. “I think the team will really focus on working to finish in the final third.” The Raiders finished the season with a relatively mediocre 6-12-1 mark (3-3-1 in-conference), but Victor pointed out the in-season development of the squad. “Our team progressed a lot over the course of the season,” Victor said. “Our ball movement improved, our movement off the ball improved and our defense at the end of the season was significantly better than it was at the start of the season.” The team closes the season with even more motivation to work hard in the offseason in hopes of qualifying for the Patriot League tournament for a third consecutive time next year. Contact Matt Flannery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Soccer Earns Top Seed in Patriot League Tournament Continued from back page.
“At the beginning of the season we had a variety of goals that we wished to accomplish, and obviously winning a championship was included in those,” Leach said. “However, our most important goal is to extend the season into the NCAA tournament, and although the regular season championship allows us to play on Van Doren, which is ideal, we still need two more wins in order to achieve our ultimate goal of tournament play and beyond.” Colgate will take the field at home once again this upcoming Friday at 5 p.m. when they take on fourthseeded Bucknell in the first Patriot League semifinal. This will be an exciting affair, as Bucknell
was the only team that scored off the Raiders throughout the seven games of Patriot League play when the two teams played to a 3-3 tie in Lewisburg, PA. “We are incredibly excited to play against Bucknell again for a variety of reasons,” Leach said. “One, they essentially ended our season last year, and two, they are the only blemish on our Patriot League schedule. It will be a challenging game, but if we instill our style of play and limit their effectiveness on set pieces we will have great success.” The winner of that game will face the winner of the Lehigh vs. American game at Tyler’s Field on Sunday at 1 p.m. for the Patriot League Championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Contact Mitch Waxman @ email@example.com.
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November 11, 2010
TAKING THE GOLD
Men’s Soccer Claims PL Regular Season Crown By Mitch Waxman Maroon-News Staff
Last Saturday the Colgate men’s soccer team achieved the first of its goals for this season, winning the Patriot League regular season title with a thrilling 1-0 victory over the visiting American University Eagles. “Obviously there was a lot riding on the American game,” senior captain Jeff Leach said. “Having the ability to host the tournament gives us a distinct advantage because we’ve fared very well on Van Doren. And when we have the ability to control our own destiny we always feel very confident in our style of play.” Neither team pushed the tempo at the beginning of the contest, as they got a feel for
each other in this mammoth game. As the half moved on, however, Colgate began to pick up the pressure. The Raiders attacked the American goal and registered two shots, but were unable to score. After weathering a short attack from American, Colgate took the play to the other side of the field again, and this time was able to capitalize. Leach used his superior speed to race down the right side of the field, and as he neared the end line he sent a cross into the middle. The ball fell right to senior forward Steve Miller, who fired a shot to give ’Gate a 1-0 advantage. “We have a lot of success when we are able to quickly move the ball around the field, and in that instance our quick style of play exposed American’s back line,” Leach said. “Through a series of good passes we were able to get the
necessary goal.” That lead carried into halftime, and the Raiders continued to put on the pressure coming out into the second half. “Typically when a team scores a goal you tend to sit back because the other side will pick up the pressure,” Leach said. “We’ve had that problem in the past, but this weekend we did a great job sticking to our original system. This allowed us to absorb pressure and maintain the control of the game.” As the clock ticked down and Colgate drew closer to the title, American picked up its pace. The Eagles pressured the Raiders all over the field and got a number of dangerous chances on goal. The play of the game, however, was made when junior goalkeeper Chris Miller made a diving, hockey-like save on an
American shot, keeping Colgate ahead and ultimately giving his team the victory. “With so much parity in the Patriot League, every game comes down to that one big play that one team can make to decide a game,” Leach said. “Our defense has been incredibly strong throughout Patriot League play, which is a great testament to our backline and to Chris, for being able to make that decisive play to win a game. This is critical moving forward, that we can take as much pressure as we can off the backline, but the foundation of our team relies on a strong, cohesive defensive unit.” As the horn sounded, the Raiders gathered at midfield, reveling in their victory but knowing that their work was not done. Continued on D-7.
Published on Nov 11, 2010