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Colgate Welcomes Residential Plans are Under Discussion New Vice President for Communications By Selina Koller Maroon-News Staff

The use of media and communications has become ubiquitous in society, particularly regarding interaction between an academic environment and the outside world. Starting

By Nate Lynch in July, Colgate will welcome Debra Townsend as its new Vice President for Communications. Townsend is currently the Principal for Communications at Demand, which is a consulting firm whose clients are both educational institutions and charity and health care groups. Prior to this position, Townsend was the head of the news operations of the Michigan State Senate. She has also been affiliated with several other colleges, such as Bates, Skidmore and Union, at which she was associated with the Communications and Public Relations Departments. At Colgate, Townsend will be responsible for the Office of Communications, whose best-known presence on campus is the publication of the Colgate Scene; it also publishes the university calendar, admission viewbook, university Continued on A-4

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Colgate Student Reflects on Personal Experience in Japanese Earthquake By Jimmy Andretta Class of 2012

The recent events in Japan have been a shock to everyone, as thousands continue to struggle with the aftermath of the biggest postwar disaster the country has seen. The Tohoku earthquake on March 11 literally shook the entire world, pushing it off its axis and shortening the day by a few microseconds. The subsequent tsunami that hit that same day caused havoc throughout Northern Japan, as over 15,000 were killed and countless were left homeless. My coworkers and I were on the 14 floor of our building in Tokyo when the 9.0 magnitude quake struck. I had been studying abroad in the city, interning for a public relations company until my spring/

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summer semester at Waseda University, which was to begin at the end of the month. Geographically speaking, Tokyo is quite far from the epicenter of the northeastern rim of Japan where the fault lines lie, but the quake and ensuing aftershocks were felt in other urban hubs, including the Kansai region which houses Osaka and Kyoto. Now earthquakes are nothing new to Japan; during the three months I’d spent in Tokyo this year alone, I personally felt four or five minor ones. But when the quakes started getting more powerful, I saw the fear in my coworkers’ faces and knew this time was different. During the next five minutes, our entire office was shaken up and we prayed our building would stand. Continued on B-5

REMEMBERING THE LOST: Junior Jimmy Andreatta was in Japan at the time of the March 11 earthquake. himho.com

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A JOINT EFFORT: Dean Johnson pledged to take into account many of the student concerns raised at Wednesday’s open forum.

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On Wednesday, April 12, Vice President and Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson held an open forum in the Robert Ho lecture room in Lawrence Hall in which she presented the University’s new plan for residential education, known as “RE2.” During the presentation portion of the evening, Johnson stressed that the two most important components of RE2 would be the articulation of community standards and expectations and the implementation of a formal assessment and measuring device to ensure that these standards and expectations are met. However, during the question-and-answer session that followed Johnson’s presentation, students, for the most part, concentrated their questions around the changes to Greek Life and interest housing policies that the new residential plan would promote. The plan includes the first policy recommendations made for Residential Education since the “New Vision for Residential Education” in 2004, which included such familiar recom-

mendations as the First Year Experience and the Wellness Initative. Major changes to Greek Life include the recommendation for the implementation of one or two more sororities. After a “moratorium” on the discussion of expanding sorority life, the administration is now reacting to the 2008 suspension of Kappa Alpha Theta, which reduced the number of sorority chapters on campus from four to three. This past year, sorority classes reached an average size of 61 women. Under the plan, sorority reform would not be residentially-focused; meaning if new sororities come to campus, they would not be guaranteed to have houses on Broad Street. Concerns from the audience about the need for a historically multi-cultural sorority were raised during the discussion and Johnson indicated that the level of interest in such an organization would first have to be measured before any decisions were made. Many attendees were concerned about creating a balance between the Greek and non-Greek Life social scenes. Continued on A-4

Spring Party Weekend’s headliner, the rapper B.o.B., will be performing indoors this weekend due to inclement weather conditions. The decision, made Wednesday by the Spring Party Weekend Executive Committee, reflects worries that the weather extremes typical of the Hamilton climate would put a damper on the Spring Party Weekend performance. Sophomore Markie Cohen, a member of the Spring Party Weekend (S.P.W.) Executive Committee, explained the hazards involved with holding an outdoor concert in Hamilton, particularly one of this size. “Looking at Hamilton weather, it is not predicable in any way. Lightning is a major issue,” Cohen said. Allyson Poulos, a senior and president/leader of the S.P.W. committee, echoed Cohen’s concerns. “We made the decision based on the weather forecast,” Poulos said. “We just didn’t think having a concert Continued on A-4

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Protesters Criticize Colgate’s Hiring of Independent Contractors By Nate Lynch Assistant Editor

On Tuesday and Wednesday April 12-13, several protesters camped out at the entrance of Oak Drive and handed out fliers with the message: “Shame on Colgate University for Desecration of the American Way of Life.” The unnamed protesters were presumably from the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters – a union that signed the fliers and has had a months-long dispute with the contractors working the Colgate Inn renovation project. Continued on A-4

SHAME IN THE RAIN: Labor protestors stood outside the University last Tuesday passing out fliers on unfair pay. Nate Lynch


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THE BLOTTER

COLGATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT Monday, 4/4

10:26 a.m.: A staff member reported damage to a university vehicle that occurred between 3/31 and 4/3 at an unknown location. 11:35 a.m.: Sodexo reported a student using another student’s ’Gate Card in violation of University rules and regulations. Case referred for disciplinary action.

Tuesday, 4/5 No case activity this date.

Wednesday, 4/6 9:35 a.m.: Hamilton Police assisted Campus Safety with a reported assault at 110 Broad Street. Case referred for disciplinary action. 2:45 p.m.: An ill staff member at Persson Hall was transported to

Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety. 10:56 p.m.: A student at 92 Broad Street (Phi Kappa Tau fraternity) reported a computer missing from his unsecured room. 11:07 p.m.: Received a report of damage to a wall and memo board at Gate House that occurred on 4/2.

Thursday, 4/7 3:31 a.m.: A Campus Safety Officer on routine patrol of 114 Broad Street (Phi Delta Theta fraternity) reported a dog in the house against University housing regulations. Case referred for disciplinary action. 4:11 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at 80 Broad Street (Bunche House) who was left in the care of a friend. Case referred for disciplinary action. 1:29 p.m.: Hamilton Fire Department

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More than 100 students and community members turned out for the Students for Students Barbecue for Lakota Kids Wednesday to benefit the Lakota Pine Ridge

referred for disciplinary action.

2:13 a.m.: Students at 80 Broad Street (Bunche House) were found in possession of marijuana and

drug paraphernalia. Case referred for disciplinary action. 2:52 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at Curtis Hall who was left in the care of friend. Case referred for disciplinary action. 12:31 p.m.: Received a report of suspicious activity at 84 Broad Street (Delta Delta Delta sorority) that occurred earlier in the day. 4:47 p.m.: A student was injured after being hit by a golf ball near Oak Drive and was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety. 8:28 p.m.: A student reported his vehicle damaged while parked at Spear House. 11:47 p.m.: A Campus Safety officer on routine patrol of the Townhouse Apartments observed underage students in possession of alcohol and playing drinking games against University regulations. Case

raised more than $2,000 from the barbecue and from t-shirt sales. Senior and co-president of S4S Alexandra Maltz, said the group focuses on fundraising “to help underprivileged students and schools domestically and abroad.” In addition to smaller fundraising efforts such as bake sales and t-shirt sales, Maltz said the group also puts on one major event during the year, and this year the funds will go toward the creation of a summer camp at the Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux reservation in South Dakota this summer. “The camp will focus on community leadership and heritage for sixth and seventh grades Lakota students, in an effort to re-unite the children with their cultural background and create successful leaders,” Maltz said. The graduation rate in the area is under 35 percent according to Maltz. It is this lack of opportunity

that Dunne said led her to start the upcoming non-profit summer camp. Dunne, along with sophomore Kelsey John and seniors Lauren Miller, Brenton Um and Will Cawthern, will run the camp and use the S4S funds to purchase the sporting equipment for the program. The camp is a project of the National Indian Youth Leadership Project (NIYLP), Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots, Wings of America, Billy Mills, Re-Member, Colgate University’s Project PEACE and Dunne’s organization, and will be modeled after NIYLP’s Project Venture, a program designed to celebrate heritage and promote education in young American Indian populations. Sophomore Amy Beihl, a member of S4S who helped sell tickets for the event and designed the tshirts that were sold to raise funds said while she is glad the group has both a domestic and international

focus, supporting a cause stateside was a great opportunity for S4S. “It reminds us that there are important issues and those less fortunate in our own backyards,” Beihl said. “Students for Students is a great way to make sure you are aware of events outside the ‘Colgate bubble’.” Maltz and Dunne both said they were pleased with the turnout for the barbecue and, with more than 100 people in just the first hour, Maltz said there were more attendees than there was food. “I hope that everyone took something away from this event that it was maybe a little bit more than just their hot dog or veggie burger,” Dunne said. “Pine Ridge might be located in the poorest region of the United States, but I see hope there every day and a rich culture that deserves the chance to endure.”

Friday, 4/8 1:06 a.m.: A student reported damage to volleyball nets at 84 Broad Street (Delta Delta Delta sorority). 1:21 p.m.: A student was injured after falling at Olin Hall and was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety. 9:16 p.m.: Received a concern for welfare report at 40 Broad Street (Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority).

Saturday, 4/9

Barbeque Benefits Lokota Kids

COOKING UP CASH: The charity barbeque raised over $2,000 for the Lakota Pine Ridge Children’s Enrichment Project. By David Esber

assisted Campus Safety with an electrical fire that had been extinguished, near Spear House. 7:30 p.m.: A staff member reported her vehicle damaged while parked on Lally Lane.

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Children’s Enrichment Project Ltd., a nongovernmental organization started by Colgate sophomore Maggie Dunne. Students for Students (S4S), a Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education (COVE) group,

Sunday, 4/10 12:48 a.m.: Students at Newell Apartments were in possession of marijuana and had smoked in a residence hall in violation of university housing regulations. Case referred for disciplinary action. 2:46 a.m.: A Campus Safety officer on routine patrol of University Court Apartments discovered damage to a door. 4:10 a.m.: A student reported damage to a light pole near West Hall and items had been thrown about inside West Hall. 5:28 a.m.: Underage students at the Townhouse Apartments were found in possession of alcohol and failure to comply with a university official by not complying with Campus Safety’s earlier request to keep noise down. Case referred for disciplinary action.

Contact David Esber at desber@colgate.edu.

Students Participate in Worldwide Take Back the Night Event By Lauren D’Angelo Maroon-News Staff

On Monday, April 11, students embraced the surprisingly sunny weather by playing Frisbee on the quad and donning their Nantucket red shorts. The weather seemed to be a perfect setting for the annual Take Back the Night March, which was to occur at 6:30 p.m. that night. As the time of the march neared, the weather quickly shifted to a downpour of rain; yet not even adverse weather could deter a dedicated group of Colgate students and faculty from moving forward on their campus-wide march from Frank Dining Hall to the O’Connor Campus Center (Coop). Take Back the Night is a globally recognized event that provides a safe environment for people to protest sexual violence and for victims to share their

very personal stories in a confidential speak-out afterwards. The event has existed in the United States for over thirty years now, with colleges across the nation offering students - usually females - the chance to further their mission to end sexual violence. At Colgate, The Network, which is a group that is part of the Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education (COVE), and the Women’s Studies Department, sponsor the event. “This event is important because it is a great way to bring awareness to a problem that needs to be addressed on campus—sexual assault and rape,” sophomore Rebecca Raudabaugh said. Raudabaugh and junior Terica Adams, the co-leaders of The Network, organized the event with the help of community sponsor Liberty Resources. Both Raudabaugh and Adams vol-

unteer for Liberty Resources, which offers services to women who have been affected by sexual violence. After assembling in the entrance of Frank, the participants listened to Adams recount the origins of Take Back the Night and its purpose on Colgate’s campus. The group passed around sheets with chants that would be repeated by the participants in unison while Adams used a megaphone to make sure their voices were heard. The group started with the chant, “2-4-6-8, no more date rape”. Others included “We have the power, we have the right, the streets are ours, take back the night” and “Strong women, proud women, together tonight, no more fright, together we fight,” among many more. After leaving Frank, the group marched to the Satellite Health Clinic,

where Director of Student Health Services Dr. Merill L. Miller spoke about rape kits and post-rape health concerns. From there, the participants made stops at Cutten Hall, Broad Street, the stoplight at Kendrick Street, Case-Geyer Library, the Chapel, the freshman quad and finally the Coop as their final destination. When the group arrived at each point on the march, members would speak about their own experience with sexual violence, an event that influenced someone close to them, or the dangers of sexual violence in general. Upon arriving at the Coop, the group moved to the TV Room, where the Speak Out was held. At the Speak Out, anyone in attendance had the opportunity to share his or her personal stories about sexual violence. “The speak out part of Take Back the Night is a place where survivors,

friends of survivors, and allies can speak openly without fear of judgment. It is a safe space where we can come together as a community to talk about this issue and share our stories,” senior Casey Schmidt, a participant and intern for the Department of Women’s Studies said. Ultimately, the Take Back the Night March reminded students of the prevalence of sexual violence and how easily and profoundly it can affect people’s lives. “The most important thing a student can do is be aware of the problem—acknowledge it, and talk about it with friends. It is something that should it happen to you, or someone you know, you want to be prepared,” Raudabaugh said. Contact Lauren D’Angelo at ldangelo@colgate.edu.


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Green ’Gate By Cassidy Holahan Maroon-News Staff

Thirteen students, faculty, and staff were honored April 1 at the first annual Green Summit Sustainability Awards in the Ho Science Center for their work at Colgate pertaining to sustainability. “Students and faculty have been working tirelessly over the past few years to improve campus sustainability. However, so many people have never been formally thanked for their contribution, whether it was raising awareness or planning events. We wanted to take this time to recognize them for their efforts,” event coordinator senior Jackie Gerson said. The selection committee, composed of faculty, students and Sustainability Council members, chose the winners from the 40 nomination letters that were submitted. “In future years, we hope to set more specific standards and narrow down the number of people awarded,” Program Assistant to the Environmental Studies Department and Sustainability Office Theresa Evans said. “This first year, we just wanted to raise awareness about how many people have contributed to improving sustainability at Colgate.” First-year Sarah Baranes, a student honored for conducting a waste audit in the dorms, said that she feels the awards are a great contribution to Colgate. “I feel incredibly lucky to be at a place that takes the time to recognize student work in the environmental field. I think it definitely shows the university’s commitment to sustainability,” Baranes said. Colgate has made huge strides in sustainability in the past few years, as Campus Sustainability Coordinator John Pumilio highlighted in his opening speech for the awards. For example, in 2008, Colgate was given the grade of a D+ by the College Sustainability Report Card, but received a B in 2011. These improvements in Colgate’s sustainability have come from a variety of projects and initiatives, as shown by the diversity of the award winners. Seniors Emily Sabo and Stacey Marion were awarded for their work in Colgate’s Community Vegetable Garden that was implemented last summer. The garden “helps students consider where their food comes from and helps promote a locally sustained lifestyle,” Sabo said. Three students were awarded for their work in composting – junior Michael Michonski and senior Nicole Dennis for their work in the Composting Club, and senior Adam Costello for his help implementing composting in Greek housing. “I try wherever I am to bring enthusiasm to sustainability and environmentalism. I think we

could all do with a little more spirit at times in terms of raising environmental awareness at Colgate,” Costello said. Sophomore Jennifer Taylor was awarded for her work in recycling as the co-leader of Students for Environmental Action (SEA). Senior Meghan Kiernan, a Sustainability Intern, was recognized for her work in starting the first Eco-Olympics and her work with the Green Living Program. In addition to the eight students recognized at the awards ceremony, many faculty and staff were also honored for their work in sustainability. Michael Sadero, the Chief Chef for Sodexo, was recognized for integrating locally grown, sustainable food into the dining program. Assistant Director of the Annual Fund Lindsay Hoham was honored for helping her department become more environmentally friendly in the Green Office Program. “I have introduced recycling and basic sustainable practices to an office that really had never focused on it. While they are small efforts on each person’s part, they hopefully will add up,” Hoham said. Director of Document and Mail Services Bob Keats and his staff were acknowledged for improving sustainability at Colgate’s Print Shop. Both Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Beth Parks and Associate Dean of the Faculty and Chair of Russian Ian Helfant were awarded for their work on Colgate’s Climate Action Plan. Those who organized the event hope that the Green Summit Sustainability Awards will increase awareness about initiatives being made on campus, and hopefully encourage all students, faculty and staff to slightly alter their behavior. “Sustainability is a decisionmaking framework that encourages each of us to consider the impact our daily actions and decisions will have on other people and on the environment,” Pumilio said. “A takehome point of the awards was that we do not have to turn our lives upside-down. We can start small. If each of us changed one thing at a time - one day at a time - the cumulative result would be significant.” The award ceremony also marked the end of the EcoOlympics, a competition between freshman dorms. Kiernan, who organized the event, announced that the residents of 110 Broad won the competition with the most participation per person. The event also marked the beginning of Colgate’s Third Annual 13 Days of Green, a Colgate tradition to bring awareness about environmental efforts and issues. Contact Cassidy Holahan at cholahan@students.colgate.edu.

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Sushi Blues Gets a New Name, New Style By Morgan Giordano Maroon-News Staff

Many may have noticed when walking in downtown Hamilton that there are several changes in food options. Parkside Deli is suddenly for rent, and a few doors down Sushi Blues is undergoing some major changes, beginning with its name. On commencement weekend 13 years ago, husband and wife duo Arthur and Candi Ramer opened up Sushi Blues. Due to the combination of the recession, reliance upon student patrons and ongoing experiments with food over the past year, the Ramers have decided to make a few changes. First, they are redesigning the restaurant’s interior, which has already begun its transition. The Ramers hired their local friend to be their interior designer. The new design is in the hopes that “the focus can be on the food,” Candi said. This includes new sleek black walls, a mosaic of mirrors, and

strings of blue lights. Perhaps the most obvious change is the restaurant’s name. Sushi Blues will be called The Blues Concept from now on. “As we started broadening our menu, we could not overcome the name … 25-30 percent of the [current] menu is new,” Candi said. “This new concept, The Blues Concept, allows us to play with things.” Changes to the menu will include price markdowns of 20 percent in some cases and additional items such as Arthur’s own aged steak and Japanese comfort food such as okonomiyaki, a Japanese seafood stuffed pancake. Okonomiyaki is a popular late night food in Japan because of its contents, sauces, and entertainment value. “It had two kinds of sauces. One was creamy and the other was kind of spicy. It was a nice blend. Also the bento flakes on it were moving because of the heat. I have not seen food act that way before,” first-year Gil-

Trudy Dedicated

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By Griffin Markay Maroon-News Staff

Students, alumni, and faculty gathered on Saturday, April 9 dedicate the new Trudy Fitness Center. President Jefffrey Herbst spoke, along with the most generous donors to the new facility: Madeline Buttitta ’08, Dr. Mark Mandel ’60 and Chase Carey ’76 and members of the board of trustees. Gratitude was in the air for those who made it possible to build the new gym that is, “So important for the literal health of the campus,” President Herbst said. It was a great opportunity for alumni who had not seen the cam-

pus in years to return and see the changes and improvements for the campus and the town. With twenty-five treadmills, twenty-four ellipticals and twelve stationary bikes, with state of the art cable and iPod ready touch screens, the fitness center is a 21st century gym. The new construction will allow Colgate to renovate the Huntington gymnasium in order to provide better facilities for athletic teams and build a dance floor for students. As Dr. Mandel said, Trudy Fitness Center is an important place to, “keep students strong, smart and healthy.” Contact Griffin Markay at gmarkay@colgate.edu.

lian Moore said after trying the new menu addition. The Blues Concept’s menu will not change its policy on providing the finest ingredients. All meats come from local, naturally raised livestock from the Halycon Grange in Earlville. “We keep our ingredients as local and as fresh as we can,” Arthur said. The Blues Concept will also be experimenting with their hours. The normal hours are from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays. Hours are extended until around 10 p.m. on weekends but they are “not religious about closing time,” Arthur Ramer said. However, Wednesday April 13, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16, The Blues Concept will be open from 11:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. for late-night snacks. “The foods will be cheap, fun, and fast,” said Candi. The foods will take under five minutes to make, be easy to carry out, and cost under five dollars. They will also serve comfort foods including mac n’ cheese. “Though I will miss the funky feel of Sushi Blues, the new look is very chic and cosmopolitan. The character of the restaurant is not lost,” first-year Caroline Kraeutler said. Blues Concept employees feel the same way. The old store decorations were sold in a silent auction to help pay for the renovations. Only one or two of these items will go back up. “I am very sad to see things go,” said Candi. “It is going to be different”. The Blues Concept is open to new ideas and suggestions, which can be sent to Candi at Candiramer@gmail.com. When asked when The Blues Concept renovations will be completed, Candi said that she will be extremely disappointed if they are not done by the time students leave. Once renovations are complete, one can expect to see suspended white tigers, moving food, a new menu, but the same extraordinarily entertaining and friendly atmosphere. Contact Morgan Giordano at mgiordano@students.colgate.edu.


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Labor Protestors Bring Picket Line to Campus Continued from A-1

According to the flier, the union’s dispute with Colgate University is over Colgate’s employment of “LeMoyne Interiors,” a subcontractor for The Hayner Hoyt Corporation – the company that is working on the renovations to the Colgate Inn. The flier claims that the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters “has a labor dispute” with the aforementioned companies because they “do not meet area standard wages, including providing for or fully paying for family healthcare and pension for all of its carpenter craft employees.” The flier goes on to call Colgate University a “rat” because it doesn’t pay Area Standard Wages. This sentiment is juxtaposed with a large image of a rat chewing holes in an American flag. The flier ends by imploring Colgate University to stop hiring “independent” contractors and urging residents to contact Joe Bello of Capital Projects to voice their opinions. The Colgate Maroon-News requested an interview with the three protesters present on Wednesday, but they declined. “We can’t engage in conversation,” one protester who identified himself only as “Bill” said. “We’re just here to hand out fliers.” Vice President for Finance and Administration David Hale made it clear that Colgate University’s policy in terms of unionized and non-unionized workers is to embrace both when contracting capital projects. “Our practice, which is often managed through a contractor, is to utilize both union and non-union

workers,” Hale said. “We enjoy a very constructive relationship with our collective bargaining units. There were unionized subcontractors used throughout the job and we have a unionized carpenter group engaged for the renovation of the old fitness center.” Hale indicated that the University was not going to engage with either side of the dispute, instead leaving conflict resolution up to the contractors and unions. “We have been assured by the Hayner Hoyt Corporation that the carpenter group receives wages and benefits that are commiserate to the same wages and benefits throughout the region,” Hale said. “There seems to be some sort of misunderstanding. The unionized carpenter workers are understanding and Hayner Hoyt has done very good work for us. I hope they resolve their differences.” A group of union protesters previously came to Hamilton protesting LeMoyne Interiors in February under the Empire State Regional Council of Carpenters union organization, picketing in front of the Colgate Inn. Since then, the organization has combined with the New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters to create the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, a union with over 30,000 members. In prior discussion with the Hayner Hoyt Corporation, President Jeremy Thurston indicated that they have had zero problems with union workers in the past and that no union contractors bid for the contract LeMoyne Interiors received. Contact Nate Lynch at nlynch@colgate.edu.

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Debra Townsend Hired as New VP for Comunications Continued from A-1

catalogue and alumni newsletters. Furthermore, the Office of Communications is liable for Colgate’s media relations, marketing and online content. Additionally, the Office of Communications advises the administration on their external communications, particularly in the journalistic and social media worlds. It also aids

in placing Colgate-related stories in the media in the first place. Townsend is lauded for her public relations and marketing prowess, and for her initiatives in the media and on the web. According to administrators, her collegiate experience coupled with her success in alumni involvement will be an asset to the University. “I am delighted that Debra

Townsend has accepted our offer to become VP for Communications,” President Jeffrey Herbst said. “Her extensive experience at many schools gives her exactly the background we need as we seek to communicate Colgate’s many advantages and further improve our web presence.” Contact Selina Koller at skoller@colgate.edu.

Weather Conditions Send S.P.W. Headliner Indoors Continued from A-1

outside in the rain in 30 to 40 degree weather would be enjoyable for anyone. The nice thing about having it inside Sanford is that we can also bring all of the inflatables and food inside.” The committee was forced to make the decision by Wednesday at noon in order to give the production company, BSI Productions, enough time to begin constructing the stage and other elements of the performance. “There is going to be a light show, food, etc. so the production company needed to know,” Cohen said. “The good thing is that B.o.B. typically performs indoors anyway.” Cohen also dismissed concerns that Sanford Field House, where the concert is now being held, will create a capacity issue. Campus Safety reports that capacity for the B.o.B. concert in Sanford Field House will be 5,000 people - more than enough to hold all Colgate students. “’Gate Cards may have to be checked if capacity becomes an issue. It shouldn’t, though,” Cohen said.

Though the move breaks with the tradition of celebrating Spring Party Weekend outdoors, Poulos feels that people can have just as much fun indoors and that B.o.B. will still be a significant draw for Colgate students. “We still expect a large turnout for B.o.B., and even though it’s not ideal, we still think students will enjoy all of the food and other activities,” Poulos said. Cohen couldn’t say whether the move will provoke other Spring Party Weekend events to seek alternate locations. “The Spring Party Weekend Task Force isn’t in charge of

[other events]. Giants of Science might be held under a tent though,” Cohen said. First-year student Cynthia Kumar thought the move indoors was fine, but did pose a problem. “I’ve heard that B.o.B. does most of his concerts indoors anyways,” Kumar said. “My only problem with it is that people get really aggressive at these events, so with everyone contained in this small space – there are going to be a lot of incidents.” B.o.B. will be performing in the Sanford Field House at 4:00 p.m. this Saturday. Contact Nate Lynch at nlynch @colgate edu.

Proposed Plan for Residential Education Addresses Panhellenic and Interest Housing Concerns Continued from A-1

Johnson made it clear that the administration has been and will continue to be receptive to accommodating student concerns about fostering powerful and viable social options other than Greek Life. Several student questions surrounded the concern about the ability of other student groups being able to “compete” with Greek Life organizations (GLO’s) who own houses on the so-called “prime real estate” of Broad Street. “It didn’t even occur to me how non-Greek organizations would be frustrated by the lack of common space to host events, whether they be charitable, alcoholic or just for fun, which is something that the administration really needs to help them out with,” sophomore and forum attendee Courtney Griffin said. Johnson conceded that there is not a lot of common social space on campus but she also hopes that “people do not view this is a competition between Greeks and non-Greeks.” She also made clear that as part of

the contractual agreement between the University and the Greek chapter, as long as Greek organizations are recognized by the school, they would be able to keep their houses. Representatives from several segments of the student population attended the forum and made their presence known. Among these groups were the Blue Diamond Society (BDS) and the Harlem Renaissance Center (HRC). Students advocating for the HRC made the point that their interest house was perceived to be a self-segregating space, and they cited the Center’s Bryan Complex location “in the corner of the campus” as inhibiting their group from being a major social player on campus. The issue of space is something that is not easily solved due to the limited residential space on Broad Street. Johnson cited Cushman House and Unity House as two examples of non-Greek interest housing that has flourished in recent years. Some attendees were not satisfied with the amount of interest hous-

ing available in comparison to the strong Greek presence on campus. “The biggest issue I see with RE2 is that the ‘proper balance’ that it discusses needs to be based on what students want,” forum attendee and junior Jordan Sheiner said. “This is the only way that Colgate is going to experience natural, genuine housing options that provide the community with beneficial programming and events. If the only debatably successful interest housing has been two of the smallest buildings on Broad Street, while students still are not getting into GLOs who want to join them, then clearly the ‘proper balance’ would come with a growth in the Greek System, and not a continued investment in interest housing. An addition of fraternities would not only help the elitist social scene that is noted as an issue through RE2s analysis of the CCLS, but would also naturally diversify it by spreading out the population and adding space for more students.” Despite the animosity between

Greek and non-Greek organizations that came to the forefront at Wednesday’s open forum, Johnson maintained that she had received “not exclusively, but for the most part, positive feedback” on RE2. “It’s encouraging to see so many students speak up about the cur-

rent state of groups on campus,” sophomore and forum attendee Emily Silverman said. “Everyone won’t always agree, but this kind of iscussion is what Colgate needs to stay current and fair.” Contact Carter Cooper at ccooper@colgate.edu.

“PRIME REAL ESTATE”: One topic adressed at the open forum was the future of Broad Street interest housing.

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SPRING PARTY WEEKEND

2011 SCHEDULE THURSDAY:

7-9 p.m.:We Funk annual charity fashion show, in collaboration with Alana, 7 pm-9pm 7 p.m.- 12 a.m.: White Panda concert at Phi Delta Theta - BBQ and activities before the 10:00 p.m. concert 11p.m.-3 a.m. DJ Reese (from Upper Level Entertainment) at La Casa

FRIDAY:

4 p.m.-6 p.m. BBQ on the Quad Catered by Odd Fellows 8p.m.-12 a.m.: Al-P of MSTRKRFT, The Dean's List and XV (part of Brobible and Fratmusic’s Animal House Tour) at Theta Chi 8 p.m.-12 a.m.:"Tramps Like Us" concert at Sigma Chi for $5 (not accepting ’gate card) - Doors open at 7:30; Alcohol for 21+ 9:30 p.m.: Fireworks (visible from both concerts) 12 a.m.- 5 a.m.: Insomniac Party ft. DJ Drama at the HOP

SATURDAY:

10:30 a.m.: Delta Ducky Derby at Payne Creek -$3 per duck; All proceeds go to St. Judes

2-4 p.m.:"Wonderland" including dessert and lawn games at 94 Broad 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.: Whitnall BBQ and Inflatables Catered by Holy Smoke BBQ, Subway, Vj's, Main Moon, Gilligans Ice Cream 12 p.m. Women’s Softball Game vs Lehigh 1 p.m.: Women's Lacrosse Game vs Lafayette 2 p.m. Women’s Softball Game vs Lehigh 4 p.m: B.O.B. concert on Whitnall Field 7:30 pm- 9:45pm: Theophilus London concert, Sponsored by Brothers at 49 Broad 8 p.m - 12 a.m.: Giants of Science concert at DU

SUNDAY:

6 p.m.: Newman Community BBQ on the chapel steps 12 p.m.: Women’s Softball Game vs Lehigh


Commentary

B-1

April 14, 2011

The Colgate Maroon-News Volume CXLIII, Number 24 April 14, 2011

Geoff Guenther • Mike McMaster Editors-in-Chief Caitlin Holbrook Executive Editor

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Editor’s Column Understanding the “Why” By Ryan Smith

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News Editor

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Correction In the last issue of the Maroon-News the photo taken at the Brothers Charity Auction was taken by Athena Feldshon and not Simone Schenkel. Jee So took the photo of the Battle of the Bands, and not Qiwa Tang. The Maroon-News would like to apologize for this mistake. The Colgate Maroon-News Student Union Colgate University 13 Oak Drive Hamilton, New York 13346

In my Catholic grammar school, I was rarely quiet. In almost every class, I needed to know, “Why?” In a parochial school, no question is feared more. Those early years of education were meant to be about what students were learning; how to learn was supposed to come later. When learning how to learn, the “why?” of the educational process is essential. Regardless of that incessant need to know “Why?” I graduated eighth grade not much better off than many of my classmates for whom the “Why?” never mattered. Remembering what my world was like back then is difficult because it was nearly fantastical. I had a basic understanding of American history but that excluded the events that took place in my lifetime. The only significant global scenario I was familiar with was the instability in the Middle East. However, what I thought I knew was the result of the inescapable nature of 9/11: all I knew was that “they” killed some of “us.” At the age of 12 or 13, it is natural to exist in one’s head. There is so much going on in our immediate reality that to begin to incorporate anything beyond us is phenomenal. In high school, I was fortunate enough to be exposed to an academic mentality where it was unacceptable to be uninformed about those events beyond oneself. The “how” and “why” of our education trumped the “what.” Free time was spent reading every print and online resource we could get our hands on. To be informed and opinionated were the most respected individual qualities. The only character flaw worse than ignorance was to be comfortable with ignorance. Now, halfway through my time at Colgate, I have realized that the mentality of the typical Colgate student does not usually transcend the personal reality we all experienced at a young age. Worse yet, the solidification of these personal bubbles has spawned stigmas around being either opinionated or informed with regard to world events. Without question, the typical Colgate conversation is as dependent on alcohol as many of the personal relationships formed here. Classes at Colgate are temporary and so students only need to maintain course material for a set period of time. Maintaining an understanding of world events is an endless endeavor powered by the need to know “Why?” By the time an individual gets to college, their understanding of, or care to understand the world beyond them, has all but solidified. Although professors may cause students to question, the opportunity to be inspired with the need to question has all but past. While the unacknowledged embarrassment often falls on the Colgate student the blame lies with their pre-Colgate education. Being informed about our world is not simply about rousing conversation and new ways of thinking. It is about knowing one’s place in a global reality. Being informed forces an individual to pose real questions about events greater than his or herself. Colgate students are not the only uninformed youths. I believe it is a problem that exists throughout our generation. The most unfortunate aspect of this blissful ignorance is that those afflicted usually never know. They will not read this article and will not think twice about having missed an opportunity to know more. Their situation is nearly hopeless because in order to take the first step, they need to ask “Why?” Contact Ryan Smith at rsmith@colgate.edu.

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April 14, 2011

The Colgate Maroon-News

What’s Left

Commentary B-2

Being Right

By Nate Lynch

By Alan He

Assistant News Editor

Class of 2012

Political “Chicken”

For the Children

This Week’s Topic: The Federal Budget Last week’s game of political ‘chicken’ between Democrats and Republicans over the federal government’s budget appeared to many to be selfish political posturing by representatives caught in self-interested ideology. Government employees would be furloughed, important services would be shuttered, they said. Newt Gingrich notably called out President Obama for “using our men and women in uniform as bargaining chips in the budget negotiations.” Now delaying salary for military employees is another issue we can all agree ought to be addressed by a comprehensive law. What is important to remember, however, is that it is no more the fault of one party than the other. Each party drove us to the brink. And what’s more, some good may come of this. As we experience the first real test of ‘divided’ government, we can see that compromise can bring the results that a one-party government can’t. When the midterm election results came around in November of last year, many people pointed to it as a symbol of Obama’s decreasing influence. But looking back through history, the president’s party has lost seats in one of the houses in every midterm election since 1900 (save one, President Kennedy). So instead of implicating every president in the modern era, we must see this election as a mandate to both parties to work together. A government works best with the conspicuous dissent of others: this creates a free market of ideas with equal opportunity to voice and enact them. This brings us to the stalemate that we faced on Friday. The Republicans, stalwart in their political convictions and determined to cut more out of the budget, thought they could kill two birds with one stone by trying to halt funding for Planned Parenthood as part of their $60 billion cost-cutting proposal. Democrats felt that a $26 billion increase from last years’ budget (unadjusted for inflation) would be suitable to appease calls for a reduction in the debt. What came out was a $38 billion reduction compromise that wouldn’t touch Planned Parenthood. This is a significant accomplishment for both ends of the political spectrum. It forces both Democrats and Republicans to give up something they want: Republicans abandon their quixotic proposal to eliminate an essential social service and Democrats bite the bullet on budget reduction. In a way, it’s a small compromise for both – yes, cutting $38 billion out of the budget will be tough and the old guard Republicans will certainly bicker about the merits of sacrificing morality for money but it appeals to the core of each party. Republicans have always been more concerned about the budget and Democrats about social issues anyway. It harkens back to the political deadlock of 1995, from which some of the most important bills (welfare reform, free trade, healthcare for children) were passed. What is important here is that ‘divided’ government has provided a sensible solution that allows both parties to satisfy their bases at an equal cost. There are no winners and losers here, and often that’s the solution that satisfies everyone. Contact Nate Lynch at nlynch@colgate.edu.

I think I speak for most people by describing the self-congratulatory rhetoric over averting a government shutdown as distasteful. College students are the ones who put off things until the last minute. Middle school kids are the ones who are supposed to be impudent. Elementary school kids are the ones who need gold star stickers every time they get something right. The only logical conclusion I’m left with is that we have a government of children, except children are generally cuter and friendlier. Did I also mention that next Monday, Congress gets to go on a two-week recess? What’s more galling is the fact this budget bill is for part of last year’s budget. It should have been negotiated and passed months ago. President Obama and the Democrats are absolutely responsible for not passing a budget prior to the November election when they could have done so. Although they held both Houses of Congress, they made a cynical calculated political decision that it would be electorally damaging to pass a budget bill. Either they would anger their base with spending cuts or possibly alienate swing voters. But guess what, Democrats lost anyway. They lost the House by a huge margin in November and they certainly lost more than the Republicans did in this last-minute bill. Both parties think that by taking a self-congratulatory stance the American people won’t blame them for bringing government to the brink. But they don’t deserve a pat on the back for simply doing their job. For our service men and women, the bills and bullets don’t stop just because the government shuts down and can’t issue them a well-deserved paycheck. It’s absolutely unconscionable that politicians put hardworking Americans and the budget in such uncertainty over marginal issues. We all know that Congress is a busy institution. They have hearings on everything from steroid use in professional sports to the alleged link between Muslim-Americans and terrorism. They don’t hesitate to call others out for greed or impropriety. There is almost no area in life where Congress isn’t involved in some shape or form. Watch C-Span sometime and you will invariably see some Senator or Congressman giving a defiant speech on the floor. You should take a look behind him and see if there is anyone else. Most of the time, the floor is empty. C-Span has asked repeatedly for permission to use wide-angle cameras, and it has been repeatedly rebuffed by both Republicans and Democrats. It’s amazing that members find time to grandstand and berate each other but are unable to pass last year’s budget until the very last minute. As Herbert Stein once said, “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” The alternative to the last minute deal between Obama and Boehner, a government shutdown, would have been catastrophic for the economic recovery and for the American people’s confidence. This was a deal that absolutely had to be made, and it is a good thing that it was, but there is simply no excuse or reason for this kind of partisan brinksmanship. Let’s hope that when Congress finally gets to addressing the debt ceiling and the 2012 budget that the adults are the ones at the negotiating table. Contact Alan He at ahe@colgate.edu.

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B-3 Commentary

The Colgate Maroon-News

April 14, 2011

Breaking the Bubble

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict By Becca Friedland

only the size of New Jersey, and in some areas, the western edge of the West Bank to the Mediterranean Sea only stretches nine One fact that may surprise you is that, miles wide! until this month, conflict between Israel There is no room to make mistakes with and its neighbors has been pretty minimal. this sort of an agreement, both literally and For the past two years, essentially since the figuratively. If both parties are not in agreeend of Operation Cast Lead in December ment about a peace treaty, then this will 2008 through January 2009, relations have only lead to more violence in the region. I remained tense but uneventful on all borlived in Israel for over a year before attendders. However, the region has really heated ing Colgate, and am fairly acquainted with up in the past few weeks. the state. The conflict in the region has escalated Even the simple things like bus significantly. On March 23, a bomb went routes that run through the West off at a bus stop in downtown Jerusalem, Bank, or the water supply, not to menkilling one and wounding 24. There had tion the settlers who live scattered all been no bus bombings in Israel for over over the area, may become part of a new four years prior to this. Palestinian state. On April 3 the Israeli Defense Force If there are no negotiations between (IDF) killed three Hamas militants who these two parties, how will the land trades were assumed to be planning a kidnapand resettlement of these individuals ping of Israelis over the Passover holibe decided? day. Hamas fired back with mortar The suggestion that Abbas and the PA shells and rockets into southern and have decided to totally reject peace negosouthwestern Israel. tiations with Israel puts all previous peace To counter these attacks the IDF has efforts to shame. deployed the Iron Dome system, a new A decision this large, that has affected and innovative missile defense system. It the region for over 60 years, cannot be dehas already intercepted eight out of 10 cided unilaterally and end up successful in missiles fired from Gaza in the past week the end. and a half. This is a potentially significant develOn the other side of things, Hamas, opment in the region that has gained very the elected party in Gaza, has improved little attention and, if successful, will have its military technology and has fired mishuge ramifications for both Palestiniansiles with much farther range into deeper Israeli relations and U.S.-Israel relations. parts of Israel. Though this fact is often ignored, the U.S. On April 7, an anti-tank missile hit needs Israel, as much as Israel needs the a school bus near Sederot and Kibbutz U.S. Saad, one of the closest Israeli towns to Baum should have “weaved together” the border with Gaza. In response, the tales from life in the Berlin Ghetto with Israel Defense Forces killed 18 Palestinthose from the Palestinian ghettos. She ians through artillery and tank fire, 10 should have refused to compromise with an militants and eight civilians. Israel still afraid of what lies beneath its heel. Additionally, there has been renewed TROUBLE IN PARADISE: While given the land of their birthright over 60 years ago, the Had she done this you might have seen the pressure on the Israeli-Palestinian peace Jewish nation-state of Israel is in almost constant conflict. However, recently the situa- imbalance. You might have been inspired process in light of the revolutions spread- tion has had a spike in violent activity. The long-standing conflict between the Israelis to act. You might have been encouraged to ing across the Middle East. Some policy and Palestineans has taken a new turn, resulting in serious talks on the consideration of keep your promise…“never again.” analysts believe it is ripe time for a peace the creation of an independent state of Palestine. Contact Becca Friedland at novinite.com solution to be finalized, but current Israeli rfriedland@colgate.edu. Class of 2013

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is resisntant to the pressure to move forward at this time. On the Palestinian side, there is an effort to have a Palestinian state formed on the basis of the 1967 borders of Israel at the U.N. general assembly in September, headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. This would be a unilateral independence, unsupported by Israel or without negotiation with it. The concept of a unilateral independence has been compared in the news with the 2005 disengagement from Gaza, in which Israel unilaterally removed its approximately 8,000 settlers from Gush Katif and all its military presence from the area. The reasoning for this was that defending only 8,000 settlers amid 1.5 million Palestinians was a waste of resources and safety on the part of the IDF soldiers and the Israeli government.

Though very different situations, the point of comparison is that a unilateral effort is not a productive form of political action, as the case of Gush Katif has proven. The region is not any more stable as a result of this move. This discussion of the PA is not to be confused with the discussion of Gaza – though both are considered Palestinian land, they are led by separate governments, with Hamas functioning more like a terrorist group than the PA. However, if a new Palestinian state is truly to be decided, it will most likely need to include Gaza. Yet if one only looks at a map of the region, you can see what a difficulty that might be. (Hint: Gaza and the West bank are not connected by land, and connecting the two would disconnect two sections of Israel). I am personally not supportive of the idea of a unilateral Palestinian state. Just to give you an idea, the state of Israel is

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April 14, 2011

The Colgate Maroon-News

Commentary B-4

Under The Boot: America Remains a Stumbling Block for Palestinian Liberation By Samuel Spitz Class of 2013

I get nauseous when I see pictures of Jews in German ghettoes. Each Nazi, I imagine, is a monster. Yet more disturbing are my second thoughts: they are, in fact, not monstrous, but human. They represent the capacity we all have for evil. I look down and whisper to myself that famous promise, “never again.” But then I look at Israel and remember that the line between victim and victimizer is razor thin. That same nausea came back last Tuesday when I heard Noa Baum speak about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Baum’s onewoman show, “A Land Twice Promised,” is centered on the true stories of two Israeli and two Palestinian women. The first was of a Palestinian living under Israeli occupation in the 1980s, the second and third were accounts of the Six-Day War in 1967, told from the dual perspectives of an Israeli child and a young Palestinian mother. Finally, Baum shared her own mother’s memory of Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, a conflict in which she lost her brother. She finished with a flurry of character transitions between Baum and her Palestinian friend Jumana. In the finale Baum held her hand to her ear and feigned an Arab accent to mimic their phone conversations. Each inquired about the safety of the other’s family. Each shift another headline, one of Israeli suffering, one of Palestinian suffering – as if Israel and Palestine fight evenly like two quarrelsome brothers. On a campus where political discourse is as common as low-income students, most will see nothing wrong with this – and therein lies the problem. While I appreciate Ms. Baum’s efforts to form friendships across the Israeli-Palestinian divide, I hesitate to call her presentation “peace-building.” In America, she is more of a hindrance than a help to the Palestinian liberation struggle. Baum represents the American tendency to imagine balance in a conflict where none exists. Hamas’s short-range Qassam rockets are not equivalent to Israeli Defense Force (IDF) airstrikes and raids. Israel’s ruthless assaults on Gaza are more akin to gang rape. Though the victim spits, scratches and bites his assailants, the wounds he inflicts are woefully disproportionate. Yet Baum insists on equating the suffering of the victim with that of the rapists. This re-

CRUSHING VIOLENCE: The Arab-Israeli conflict which has raged CRIPPLING RESTRICTIONS: The Palestinians have for years, has subjected the Palestinian people immense violence by had severe limitations on what is allowed into their the hands of the Israeli Defense Force. land by the Isaelis over the past few years. freedomspheonix.com

inforces the myth of Zionist victimhood – a facade that masks a frighteningly skewed power dynamic. The diaries of David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel, help crack this veneer: “The compulsory transfer of the Arab [population] from the valleys of the proposed Jewish state could give us something which we never had, even when we stood on our own during the days of the first and second Temples … I support compulsory [population] transfer. I do not see anything immoral in it. We are given an opportunity which we never dared to dream of in our wildest imaginings. This is more than a state, government and sovereignty – this is national consolidation in a free homeland.” Does Ben-Gurion’s vision of racial purity echo in contemporary Israeli policy? I ask you to judge for yourself. Today Palestinians are imprisoned in ghettos, prohibited from leaving without permit. In Gaza, 70 percent survive on one dollar per day, 80 percent of Gazans depend on food aid and 11 percent of children experience hunger to the point of stunted growth. The last Israeli invasion of Gaza left 1,413 Palestinians dead – 500 of whom were women and children – and destroyed vital infrastructure like sewage treatment and water purification facilities. Thirteen Israelis were killed. Three years later Gaza remains decimated. The Israeli government’s blockade of the strip prevents critical building materials like 2x4’s, cement, iron and plaster from entering. According to Israeli Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman, the siege is meant to put Palestinians on a “diet.” Maybe that’s why chocolate, cattle, chicks, cumin, jam, ginger, sage, vinegar,

nutmeg, fruit preserves, potato chips, gas for soft drinks, dried fruit, fresh meat, coriander and fishing rods are among the banned goods. The first boat carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza in May of last year, the Mavi Marmara, was attacked by Israel in international waters. Nine unarmed peace activists were slaughtered. The last attempt to break the siege was led by two Jewish friends of mine, Glen Secker and Yonatan Shapira. Glen was beaten and Yonatan shot at close range with a taser gun (he was hit in the heart, which in America is attempted murder). However, Gazans aren’t the only suffering Palestinians. Those in the West Bank are also ghettoized, forced to pass through dehumanizing checkpoints each day on their way to work. They too suffer through IDF raids, political assassinations and government abductions (most recently of activists’ children). Palestinians throughout Israel/Palestine, including ones in East Jerusalem, are forced out of their homes by Zionist building projects and racist residential laws. These policies push Palestinian families to join their four million compatriots in Syrian and Jordanian refugee camps. They are the continuation of a sixty-year process of ethnic cleansing. There is gross imbalance in this conflict. According to a Time article published in September 2010, only 8 percent of Israelis believe the conflict is their country’s “most urgent concern.” Education, crime, national security and poverty supersede the need for peace. Ninety-five percent of Jewish Israelis are “happy” and one-third “very happy.” Why shouldn’t they be? Israelis live a life of privilege and – minus the country’s 20 percent Arab population – enjoy

IMBALANCED OPPRESSION: While some people have attempt- OUR ROLE: American’s may feel separated from the ed to frame the situation on the West Bank as affecting Israelis and Israeli-Palestinian situaiton, however they play a significant role in the atrocities commited aginst Palestinians. Palestians equally, it is clear that this is not the case. freedomspheonix.com

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a democratic government that responds to their concerns. Israel has Palestinians right where it wants them: crushed beneath its boot. But Noa Baum’s performance does nothing to address these issues. She raises no difficult questions. She doesn’t ask why millions of Palestinians remain in exile, barred from return to their homes. She doesn’t tell stories of Jewish settler violence or barbaric IDF raids. She doesn’t talk about murdered peace activists, or Palestinian children beaten and stolen from their homes, or nonviolent Palestinian and Jewish protests dispersed with tear gas, rubber bullets, clubs and tasers. Instead, Baum normalizes the conflict. She implies it affects both people evenly. Baum’s goal is to inspire “mutual compassion,” yet the last thing the United States needs is more sympathy for Zionism. Our blind support is Israel’s enabler. America is the patron of Palestinian oppression. We fund home demolitions, abductions and political assassinations to the tune of three billion tax dollars a year. Our government vetoes U.N. resolutions that illegalize occupation and expansion of Jewish Settlements into Arab lands. This is our money and these are our politicians. The blood of Palestinian children stains our fingers. Can you feel them scratching at the soles of your feet? In America the “Palestinian” has no identity. He’s a headline on the evening news, the irrational terrorist in movies and T.V. shows, the disfigured face in a body bag. He’s the enemy, a familiar nightmare, all that we define ourselves against … but where is he? The Palestinian is neither heard from nor seen in America and yet she pervades our culture. We constantly speak for the Palestinian and about the Palestinian, but do you ever hear her voice? Peace activists place themselves in solidarity with the downtrodden, not the tormenters. They hold the ugly face of the oppressor before the world. Baum should have raised the Palestinian voice, not the Israeli. She should have “weaved together” tales from life in the Berlin ghetto with those from the Palestinian ghettos. She should have refused to compromise with an Israel still afraid of what lies beneath its heel. Had she done this you might have seen the imbalance. You might have been inspired to act. You might have been encouraged to keep your promise … “never again.” Contact Samuel Spitz at sspitz@colgate.edu.


B-5 Commentary

The Colgate Maroon-News

april 14, 2011

Queer Corner Not My Jug Life

By Eugene Riordan Class of 2011

I think the Jug is just trying to mess with me; we no longer see eye-to-eye. Maybe I’ve been too sober the last couple of times I’ve gone, but I’m pretty sure the music is chosen to drive patrons away. I don’t even know who in our student body would request ’30s jazz tunes followed by obscure hip-hop and then some sweet bluegrass to dance to on a Friday night. It’s beyond my comprehension and leaves me shaking my head quite often. The Jug and I, we have a history, and I know the place pretty well. I used to be a huge fan. I would go weekly with a friend as a first-year and we would have a great time boogying around the floor, laughing and having a great night. Each year I would have a lot of fun dancing there, but each time would be different and I would question what I really liked about our downtown dance hole. It’s senior year, and I’m not as happy with the Jug as I could be. I do have a coveted V. I. P. pass, which makes an incredible difference, even if I don’t go very often (that’s right, wait your turn, underclassmen). I know almost everyone that goes there, so I get a lot of hugs and high-fives. Yet there is a lot that happens at the Jug that makes me uncomfortable for a lot of reasons, and I won’t go into my thoughts on the spectacle here because I’m sure you’ve heard them before. However, what I do think is important and what comes to my mind most often is that the

Jug isn’t my space and doesn’t offer me really anything that I want from a late-night venue. The things that a lot of people complain about (or would) really don’t bother me to a terrible degree: the overcrowding, the long line, the expensive drinks, the creepy bathrooms; even getting vommed on from a friend a couple of times while there didn’t dissuade me – my nicest garments are just no longer Jug-worthy. Things that do matter and bother me a great deal might seem strange: the oft-un-danceable music, the way my friends get constantly cruised and my lack of any options. Oh, you didn’t realize that the Jug wasn’t a gay club? The seediness factor is there, but that’s not all that is required.

And I’m pretty sure Mr. Jug wouldn’t look good in a cocktail dress. The thing I would say is the most defining factor of a gay club is the openness of the patrons: no one really cares who you dance with, how they’re dressed (from Goth to jock), what gender they are, anything. Of course, everyone will gossip about your choice of dance partner, but ultimately it’s a celebrated arena, elevating dancing for dancing’s sake. That isn’t my experience with dancing at the Jug. Of course I have heard of same-sex couples dancing there while people looked on with nothing happening (except there being a wide berth around the males, because the most muscular of guys were afraid of skinny gay

ARE YOU A JUGGERNAUT?: The Jug is one of the most popular spots that people head to when they are downtown. A place to dance and have fun with friends for most, the Jug for queer students is not nearly as welcoming. Having to deal with harrassment for showing affection to someone of the same sex, it can make people feel unaccepted in that space.

Recovering from Disaster Continued from A-1 The first thing on everyone’s mind was to get in touch with their loved ones, though text service was knocked out instantly and most mobile phones had no service. I managed to get through to my family after 20 or 30 tries, though the majority of my office wasn’t as lucky. We waited in disbelief as the early warning system blared over the PA, and the floor shook so much that at times we couldn’t get to our feet. As the hour went on, the aftershocks continued, though none as powerful as the first wave. We were distributed chrome-colored emergency bags, which contained enough water, food and supplies to last for about three days – when it comes to preparation for natural disasters, few countries are more ready than Japan. Despite not knowing what would come next, everyone maintained composure and began preparing to exit the building. My coworkers slowly began to return to their families, and I had a dilemma on my hands: do I wait things out in my office or return home? I knew that our building was quite sturdy. We actually felt more of the quake than most because ours was built with diagonally reinforced pillars that absorb shock by swaying. However, I was close enough to my apartment that I’d have an easier time getting back than most office workers, some of whom ended up traveling up to five hours just to get back to their families. I lived about a 20-minute train ride away from my office, though the majority of the metro system was offline. I’d had plans to visit friends in Osaka that night, but as my bullet train route was dangerously close to the coastline, the threat of tsunami caused that to be shut down as well. As I headed out of the building with my emergency bag in hand, I kept expecting to see looting or crime of some kind, but was surprised to find quiet streets filled with calm men and women, patiently waiting in bus and convenience store queues. As I pressed forward following the train tracks to my building in Aoyama, I noticed the vending machines were giving out free drinks to thirsty commuters, many of whom were struggling to make it out of the city back to their suburban homes. Along the way I met several other young people who, without text or phone reception, seemed to be at a loss of what to do. Everyone was in the same boat, but in our mutual confusion, the same people who might have otherwise been plugged into their iPods or busy typing away cell phone messages opened up in a way I’d rarely seen in my years spent in Japan. The next few days brought about unforeseen problems of their own, but I really cannot give the Japanese people enough credit; not only for having gone through this disaster, but also the strength and composure they’ve shown in the past month. Despite conflicting media reports, nuclear meltdown, tsunamis and earthquakes, every single person I know has stayed optimistic in the belief that their country will overcome this tragedy. As a community that has survived both nuclear and financial disasters before, the nation is no stranger to having to rebuild. But as I parted ways with my new friends, I was taken a back by their strength despite the situation. As I turned and left for home, the group shouted a final ganbatte to me, a phrase that roughly translates to a mixture of “give it your all” and “keep at it.” It’s a word that every Japanese student learns to use very quickly, and the essence of the expression permeates nearly every aspect of the culture. I couldn’t help but smile back at them, because there was not a doubt in my mind that this very spirit would carry them through whatever issues came their way. Contact Jimmy Andretta at vandretta@colgate.edu.

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boys). Maybe it is a case of past experiences coloring perceptions. I just won’t forget the night I danced with my boyfriend there (tamely, I might add), when we were subject to shocked faces, angry comments and a couple of aggressive approaches which had to be dealt with. It was the closest I’ve ever come to getting in a fist fight because I was so nervous and so upset that people at our school would treat us this way. (Also, I was going mama grizzly over my boyfriend – no one was going to mess with him.) The Jug should be mine, too: my friends and I should be able to go there and dance with whomever we want and not feel unsafe or insecure because of the fact that we’re queer. It’s a stretch to call it a “dance club,” but as far as I can figure there aren’t any “No homo” signs hanging at the establishment (though I’ve had that said to me while standing in line). I would love to go to the Jug and have a realistic chance of meeting a guy, dancing with him (to an entire night of good, danceable music, please) and not feeling uncomfortable (even if they would be slim, slim chances). That can’t be completed by me and my big gay self; it takes the work of this entire community. Some of the campus took back the Jug last weekend, and I don’t want the queers to take it back from here on out: I just want us to take it with everyone else and feel like we have a space within the social life on this campus that isn’t sectioned off or diverted elsewhere. Contact Eugene Riordan at eriordan@colgate.edu.


April 14. 2011

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Alumni Column

Commentary B-6

What Are You Going to do After Graduation? By Karl Stewart Class of 1991

I encourage you to be deliberate about career exploration throughout your time at Colgate. As early as your first year, start a career notebook, vlog, blog or twitterfeed. Document what you enjoy and what feels unnecessarily challenging. I had a really hard time with statistics, but I was a math major and actuary was the job that was touted as perfect for math majors. And in fact, my first job was an actuary; however, I ran out of that building after an internship and my first year on the job, as if my hair was on fire. I wish I'd followed sooner what I think I knew at Colgate: that people and ideas were my thing; not numbers and finance and statistics. Over time, documenting things you find easy will reveal the disciplines that are a natural fit for you. That will help you define the industry that's best. For example, biology lovers might end up in medicine. Start talking with others: students, professors, parents and people back home, about what responsible people in the world do with those subject areas. What do they do day-to-day? Would you enjoy that? What associations do they join? What graduate degrees, if any, do they get?

What would they do if they were to prepare themselves for a successful career in their company? Notice as you talk with grown-ups that there are different functions in every industry. For example, those who love working with people have different functions than those who prefer ideas. People biologists might guide patient choices day-today, idea biologists might do research and present at conferences. Also, if you have multiple interests (mine were high concept theoretical math, modern theater/dance and philosophy), then it's exciting to see where the intersection lands you. My interests led me to a deep concern for other human beings in their careers. Ask others what they really value about you and the impact you have on them: tell them you're sorting through your career options and you'd love their thoughts. Make note of what they say and be sure to diversify whom you ask. You should end up with an industry or two, and a function. And for kicks, you might add your values and what matters. At Colgate, my club activities and the leadership positions lined up with my true passions. And now I'm at a media company where I'm paid to guide our employees. Work feels as if I'm home. Sophomore fall is a good time to draft your first resume. Take it to

Career Services, and start having someone look it over to give you tips on shaping a great format. Learn all about effective bullet points to highlight your experiences. Start gathering the names of alumni and family friends who do what you'd love to do based on interests you've developed. These informational interviews with people who earn their living doing what you love doing for free can help you map out classes that would be good to take, and summer experiences that would be valuable to prepare you for your first entry level job. Aim to have a personal Board of Directors: a few people who are rooting for you to land well after Colgate who you really trust. Try to have as honest a conversation as you can with your parents or other sponsors of your Colgate education. Looking back, I had a hard time convincing my father that theater had any relevance or could help sustain my livelihood in the world. In fact, for whatever reason, I never ended up making livable wages from theater. However, my Colgate stage experiences serve me today at work. As I've learned to have honest, true and respectful conversations with mom and dad, I have more powerful conversations with my employers and with key stakeholders in my life. Part of growing up is having hard conversations. If you struggle in this area, reach

out to Conant House and get some sessions under your belt to boost your self esteem and gravitas to respectfully get the support you need from your family and loved ones. By your senior year, I hope you'll be easily able to list around 10 companies which would be exciting for you. Think about where you'd first love to live and work. Think about the size of the company, whether you'd prefer a global enterprise or a start-up operation, for profit or otherwise, to work with people or ideas or things. Basically, draft your dream first job or learning experience after Colgate and then go looking for it. It's so interesting that back when I graduated we'd look at the job listings and try to fit ourselves into them. Now the guidance is first go inside and then look around the world for the matching position. The clear advantage of a Colgate education is that it can take you almost anywhere. It still tickles me that I can pick almost any company, organization or cause and probably find a Colgate name therein. And that we as an alumni body tend to drift into leadership positions. So dig deep, find your calling and connect with the wonderful network of ’Gaters in the world who are part of your career tribe. We're waiting to welcome you into the real world. Go 'Gate.

Minus the City

Prepared to Get Some By Eugene Riordan

plead if you need to and lock the door: they still don’t ever want to see you naked. If you’re a forgetful person and this is a first-time meetJust this past week a good friend of mine ing, find a clever way to remember the other introduced me to something I never thought person’s name. would be all about sex: The Golden Girls. Other Write it down, spell it out to the tune of than me being slightly embarrassed about likBingo; just don’t be the jerk who calls them by ing the show, simply put, they are rather slutty, your professor’s name mid-coitus. And what if raunchy old ladies. you need a distraction to get rid of your dirty Even our rowdiest Raider would have a hard laundry or your roommate’s unicorn collection? time keeping up with their sexploits. I would Tease them a little bit, make them excited and have never thought about all of the ways in then send them on a quick mission to get you which sex becomes more complicated as one a glass of water or something. If you did the job gets older. right, you’ll only have a hot second to get everyNot looking forward to the day when that rething in order, but by then they’ll probably be ality sets in? Good thing you don’t have to think too obsessed with you to notice the JT poster about it for a long time! watching from your wall. While watching the show, what comes The last resort. Sometimes alcohol induced, through often with their witty dialogue is that in sometimes not; things just don’t cooperate and relation to sex, they get worried about it. you can’t get off. (Dr. Seuss would be proud.) Understandable – you don’t have to be an ARE YOU READY?: With Spring Party Weekend here, there are a few things that The buck doesn’t have to stop there. Sometimes old lady to hope that you’re fresh and ready for one can learn from The Golden Girls that are bound to come in handy. Being pregetting handsy or working your tongue out is whatever comes your way. They talk it out, come pared for whatever situation that may arise this weekend is something that may the best option. up with plans and always get the guy in the sack. serve everyone well in the next couple days. If you make the other person happy, chances examiner.com My inner Boy Scout is constantly reminding me are they’ll call you later on for more, and then to be prepared (and also to tie partners up, but during the coming weekend: beer makes you bitter, Mike’s you can show them your whole repertoire. you don’t have to listen to that), and that’s the best advice I can makes you sweeter. I would give you more show-specific tips, but we don’t live give you coming up on SPDubs. Keep it stocked. Your place, their place or some random in Miami (it can be done, but outdoor sex is chilly) and most Get sweet. I lived in France once: showering is sometimes place? (Yes, I see you on the Rugby pitch.) All have their pros of you probably don’t have to worry about throwing out your optional. Unless it’s a beer shower, it can be that way some and cons, but if you’re able to swing it right, getting back to your hip during one of the weekend’s great concerts. Being prepared weekends too. Cologne or perfume – what the French invented room gives you the home field advantage. Before you go out and for this weekend (and every other one for that matter) is more to avoid bathing – should be close at hand to seal the deal. get crazy for the night, you’ll want to have all of your basic and helpful than the confidence Jim Beam can give you. Also, while You might be a mess, but at least you can smell like you’re advanced sexytime supplies available and at easy reach. Don’t some are struggling to complete their game, you’ll be working put together. be afraid to go beyond the condoms: get some whipped cream, the circuit, enjoying everything about the weekend. Better yet, shower together; it’s more fun that way. Being grab those fuzzy handcuffs, have those hot undies on standby However, no matter how fond I am of the show and no matsweet can also come from your diet. To impress a guy, one of and ready your massage oils to keep it interesting and your ter what anyone might say, please don’t play The Golden Girls my girlfriends ate nothing but pineapple for a week, and he partner excited. in the background; Betty White’s more likely to ruin the mood gave her quite a bit of face time to show his thanks. This works Cover the bases. Unless one of you works for ResLife, find- than anything, that tricky devil. with both women and men, and for something to keep in mind ing that open room could be a challenge. Text your roommates, Contact Eugene Riordan at eriordan@colgate.edu. Class of 2011


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Brazilian Orpheus

Jazz Trumpeter Claudio Rodito Plays Samba By Thomas Wiley

the samba of Carnival, with Roditi playing on a piccolo trumpet. “The Monster and the Flower” was an“I would like to play a song for you other fun piece that Roditi especially called ‘The Monster and the Flower,’” shined on. Claudio Roditi told his audience on Roditi emphasized the American the evening of his April 7 concert at jazz tradition in Brazilian samba Memorial Chapel. “There is a story with his song “Goodbye Alfie,” why this is called “The Monster and dedicated to jazz pianist Johnny Alf the Flower,” he continued, “but I who died in March 2010. Johnny cannot tell you that story.” Alf was a jazz pianist known for first The quartet’s Brazilian harmonies incorporating some of the modern were delicate like a flower, but in the harmonies of American jazz into hands of these talented musicians samba music, acting as a precursor the music could also strongly assert to bossanova. “Goodbye Alfie” sumitself, perhaps like a monster. As a moned up the gentle command that performer, Claudio Roditi is known Alf brought to his bold innovations. for playing post-bop elements over The second act, undimmed by sad Brazilian rhythms, all blended in his BOSSANOVA BEATS: The Claudio Rodito Brazilian Quartet reminisces, led early on with the joyassured style. played a modern blend of samba, jazz and bassonova at the ful and warm “Felicidad” by Carlos The Claudio Roditi Brazilian QuarHobim from the movie Black Orpheus. Chapel. The performance explored the roots of Brazilian jazz. tet performed bossanova and samba Roditi spoke admiringly of this film allaboutjazz.com from the Brazilian tradition of jazz. that celebrates the samba music and Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi was joined by the U.S.-born pianist dance of the black Diaspora in Brazil. Nick Rolfe, Brazilian drummer Mauricio Zottarelli and Brazilian bassist Commenting on this set piece in particular, first-year Chris GuinItaiguara Mariano Brandão. The performance also featured appearances by ey said, “It was some of the best jazz I’ve heard. All the performers Colgate Associate Professor of Music Glenn Cashman on saxophone and were just really tight. They took Carlos Jobim, one of the best jazz first-year Andrew Mercier, also on saxophone. composers, and did him justice.” The night began with a take on João Donato’s bossanova “A First-year Andrew Mercier and Professor Cashman joined the quarRã (The Little Frog).” Roditi explained that Donato wrote this tet on “Piccolo Blues.” Mercier was chosen to play with the quartet after song about his lady lover who he affectionately called his “rã.” the group listened in on sessions of the Colgate Jazz Band earlier that However, in their rendition the quartet traded 8s until the piece day. Mercier was therefore given a very short time to learn the piece. took on the animalistic feel of a twilit, pond-side chorus of frogs The concert closed with the open-ended “Roditi’s Blues.” On this exchanging night-calls. Brandão’s bullfrog of a bass took eight one, virtuoso bassist Itaiguara Mariano Brandão finally was given a verses, followed by another eight of Rolfe’s piano plinks and so good run with an extended solo. After confidently supporting the on with the rest of the quartet. quartet for the length of the concert, he sauntered out on his own The gentle fragrance of the night deepened with a tender perfor- with a deft delivery. In the midst of flowery fragrance, the monster mance of German jazz composer Kurt Weill’s “Speak Low,” a song about wreaks havoc. love lost “too soon.” “Piccolo Samba” drew out light-hearted vibes from Contact Thomas Wiley at twiley@colgate.edu. Arts & Features Editor

In The Light Kyra Kaufman

By Stephanie Jenks Assistant Arts & Features Editor

Senior Kyra Kaufman has spent the past four years at Colgate involved and dedicated to a number of activities. The Weston, Connecticut native described herself as “determined, enthusiastic and hard working” and she has certainly lived up to these terms during her time at Colgate. Kaufman is currently the President of Konosioni and is a student representative for the Academic Affairs Board. The senior served two years as a Senator for the class of 2011 and has also served as a member of the Budget Allocations Committee. Kaufman continued working with the Student Government Association (SGA) during her junior year when she became the SGA’s Policy Coordinator for Student Life. The philosophy major and Spanish minor has also tutored Spanish at Hamilton Central School. Kaufman also made it a priority to take advantage of the most important resource at Colgate: its faculty. “I have never had a professor that I felt was unapproachable or who did not make themselves available,” Kaufman explained. “My experience has shown me that professors at Colgate genuinely care about their students’ success and make it a priority to reach out to them.” During the spring of her junior year, Kaufman studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina and immersed herself in the culture by living with an Argentine family. “Learning about their values and day to day lives helped me understand the culture of Buenos Aires in a deep and meaningful way,” Kaufman said. “A highlight of the trip was hiking and ice trekking in Patagonia, which was hands-down the most beautiful place I’ve ever been.” Reflecting upon her own experience, the senior advises other students to make the most of their time at Colgate. “Take advantage of all that Colgate has to offer. Go to speakers, attend student led events and expose yourself to different aspects of the Colgate community. There are so many different people and opportunities to learn from here and I wish I had done more of this over the past three and a half years,” the senior said. After graduation, Kaufman will be working at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City. Although the senior has a lot to look forward to, she will certainly miss the Colgate community and everything it has provided her with for the past four years. “It’s hard to identify a single feeling. It’s scary, sad and exciting. It makes me want to appreciate every moment that I still have here because I know how much I will miss it.” To nominate a senior for In The Light, e-mail af.maroonnews@gmail.com.

To Cycle Through Everyday Life

Students Perform Dramatically Staged Songs By Katie Rice Maroon-News Staff

Edges: A Song Cycle was performed this past weekend in Brehmer Theater as senior Kathleen Armenti’s senior directing project. Last year at one of the Colgate cabaret performances, Armenti says she “heard ‘Coasting,’ the final number in the song cycle, and fell in love.” Her connection with this song is what made her choose the song cycle as her senior project. With a small cast including members from all class years, Edges was both entertaining and humorous, but also an emotional roller coaster that touched on death and heartbreak. Edges is not your typical musical. The songs do not function to tell a story, but act more like a cabaret performance. To make it more than just a cabaret concert, Armenti gave her characters stories that were acted out through their songs and their body language. This made Colgate’s production of Edges completely unique, different from any other performance of the show. The show began with the funny, upbeat song, “Become,” which introduced the characters Chris (junior Travis Larrison), Halley (first-year Becca Murphy), Jack (junior Kevin Blank) and Caitlyn (senior Veronica Genco) through short character sketches about their penchant for fashion magazines or their inability to be responsible. This first song set the tone for the show with lyrics that spanned from funny to serious. “Become” is something of a chorus throughout the whole mu-

and ended with humorous and hopeful songs, the middle of the show proved to be more heartbreaking. Robert (Timothy McEvoy ’13) gets off of the couch he has been playing video games on to sing a heart-wrenching song about the loss of his mother. All of the characters – Robert, Jack, Halley, Chris, Jonathan, Caitlyn and Rachel (Liz Barnett ’12) – join together in “Dispensable,” a song about heartache and feeling as if they don’t matter. Despite these sad songs, the musical ends on a hopeful note. The three girls – Rachel, Caitlyn and Halley – sing about being ready for love and being open to starting new relationA SONG FOR STARBUCKS AND VIDEO GAMES: For her ships. The whole cast then Senior Project, Kathleen Armenti directed a performance of joins together for the final the musical theater song cycle Edges. number, “Coasting,” a song Leyan Li about daily interaction that sical, popping up in many of the songs. Its ends with the affirmation that they are ready to appearance in both the first and final songs of become who they are. the show help to create the “cycle” of Edges. Edges: A Song Cycle was a real glimpse into The characters are all twenty-somethings life in present day. Though the musical dealt dealing with heartbreak, relationships, difficulties with age-old issues, the songs are humorous in realizing their dreams, the death of a mother and the characters believable. Armenti’s new and feelings of inadequacy. Set in the present take on Edges: A Song Cycle was without a dull day, Edges is very relatable: Chris works in a Star- moment and she managed to weave the songs bucks coffee shop and sings about his dreams; and characters together to seamlessly create Caitlyn sings about her gay boyfriend, Jonathan her vision of the song cycle. (Mitch Tucci ’14). Though the musical began Contact Katie Rice at kerice@colgate.edu.


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april 14, 2011

Get Ready!

Spring Party Weekend Preview By Brad Anglum Maroon-News Staff

Thursday, The White Panda, Phi Delta Theta, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. To start the weekend off, Phi Delta Theta has brought in the mashup group The White Panda. While The White Panda is pretty stereotypical of the standard style of mashup that we have come to know today, e.g. Girl Talk and Milkman, they generally only mash two songs together, which creates much less of the jumbled rush that annoys so many people. Friday, Student DJs, Phi Kappa Tau, 3 p.m. – 6 a.m. While the prospect of listening to some student DJ’s while they stare at their laptops for a few hours is hardly intriguing, the event is catered, so that’s a definite plus in my book. Friday, MSTRKRFT, Theta Chi, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. SPW appears to be particularly DJ-heavy this year and this trend continues when Theta Chi hosts MSTRKRFT along with two up-and-coming rappers, XV and the Dean’s List. I’m a big fan of MSTRKRFT. In particular, check out “Easy Love” and “Paris!” Friday, Tramps Like Us, Sigma Chi, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Cover bands are a proven recipe for success during SPW. Tramps Like Us, the premiere Bruce Springsteen tribute band, proves to be one of the best events each year. While many artists in the past have hardly shown the Colgate Public the show that we all deserve, Tramps

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Saturday, B.o.B., Main Concert, Sanford Field House, 3 p.m. After last year’s SPW debacle, which saw Fabolous play an uninspired 30 minute set in front of an even more lackluster crowd, it appears that the school finally got it right with the selection of B.o.B. While this is yet to be seen, B.o.B. is certainly more attractive than Fabo. After seeing B.o.B last year in front of what I would expect to be a similar crowd, he certainly puts on a worthwhile show.

It was only a few weeks ago when I stumbled upon a song titled “Colgate (ft. Lil’ Dell)” by Swagged Up Squad. The song wasn’t perfect, but it was our only new school anthem and it would have to do. The song was actually quite catchy, with its auto-tuned hook and comedic verses. I recently had a chance to interview juniors BaRack Little and Jordan McCord of Swagged Up Squad. Here’s what went down:

Saturday, Theophilus London, 1934 House, 8 p.m. Brothers is hosting the up-and-coming rapper Theophilus London, and while I’m a little unsure as to the timing, London will be sure to put on a good show. London is yet another in a long stream of alternative rappers hitting the scene, fusing electronic and hiphop with varying degrees of success. Check out his remix to Vampire Weekend’s “Giving up the Gun.” Saturday, Giants of Science, Delta Upsilon 10 p.m. – 12 a.m. (DJ 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.) To close out the weekend DU is bringing back Giants of Science, an ‘80s and ‘90s cover band. Giants of Science is becoming a staple of Spring Party Weekend and, for one reason or another, these cover bands just seem to bring the best party. Contact Brad Anglum at banglum@colgate.edu.

CRRABS Earns Spot Next to B.o.B. an accordion. Rabbit in the Rye was one of my favorites of the night, not only for their diversity On Friday, April 8, the Chapel of sounds and originality of lyrdiverged from its usual orchestral ics, but also because they seemed and choral performers by welcoming to be right on par with the likes of the participants of this year’s Battle Bon Iver or Fleet Foxes. Next time of the Bands. The event was schedthey’re at the Barge, I would highly uled to start at 7:00 p.m., but due to recommend going. a lengthy sound check didn’t begin Overall, the event seemed to until around 7:20 p.m. A relatively be a great success. While there large group was in attendance, fillwere times in which the audiing up most of the main floor of the ence’s chatter overpowered the Chapel. The crowd was comprised of musicians on stage, many of those fellow students cheering their friends who didn’t want to be there left on, members of the faculty and early, leaving those who truly apHamilton residents. preciated the music to enjoy the The event began with emcee jurest of the concert in peace. nior Jay Bauer introducing the first The event was organized and act, Colgate Rock & Roll Association sponsored by CAB Music, Broadfor Brothers and Sisters (CRRABS), street Records and Delta Upsilon who performed their own version of (DU). All proceeds from the con“Requiem for a Dream.” cert went to Uplifting Athletes, an Following CRRABS was Colgate’s organization made up of athletes Asian Awareness Coalition. Frontwho help work towards finding a woman sophomore Caitlin Grosscure for the disease of their choosjung wrote and compiled their song ing. Junior Kevin Morgan heads up “Planes.” Her vocals were great, but Colgate’s chapter of Uplifting Athunfortunately difficult to hear over letes. Thanks to all in attendance the amped up drums and guitar. and those who donated, over $400 Next up was The McDowell was raised for the organization. Brothers from Hamilton performing To determine this year’s winon drums and keyboard two of their ner a panel of judges including original songs. Their performance was Lecturer in University Studies upbeat and their lyrics refreshing. Matt Leone, junior Kevin MorNext up was the one-man act gan, first-year Joshua Lasker, Khan, who also performed two origi- BATTLE OF THE BANDS: Colgate musical acts battled to first-year Alex Fisch and firstnal songs: “Skies Over Metropolis,” earn the spot opening for B.o.B. CRRABS prevailed over their year Daniel Swiecki decided who which he described as his take on competition with a set that included sturdy rock fare, rapping would best fit the Colgate com“Empire State of Mind” and “Naked munity to open for the headand an electric violin. Jee Won So, Simone Schenkel liner of Spring Party Weekend. in the Dojo.” Then came the much anticipated and crowd-pleasing performance After choosing to leave Swagged Up Squad out of the running, as by Swagged Up Squad (S.U.S.) who sang the fan-favorite “Colgate.” they would be performing at another event during Spring Party Not only did S.U.S. manage to get everyone in the audience on their Weekend, the winner was announced to be CRRABS. So, in case feet, but the crowd was clearly reenergized for the remainder of the you missed this great medley of music, head down to Whitnall show after getting to dance and sing-along to S.U.S. Field (weather permitting!) at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday April 16, to Finally, Barge-regulars Rabbit in the Rye ended the night perform- hear CRRABS perform before B.o.B. ing two original songs and employing unique instruments including Contact Cambria Litsey at clitsey@colgate.edu. Assistant Editor

Colgate’s Young Money S.U.S.

Like Us tends to join in on the party, completely embracing the spirit of the weekend. Plus, it’s catered.

Rock for the Ages

By Cambria Litsey

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Q: What do you guys think has been the key to your success? McCord: I don’t really think we are successful yet. We have a long way to go before I’m satisfied. However, I do think we’re on the right track because we’re very focused and have great fans here at Colgate spreading the word. Little: I think the key to our success so far has been our ability to make many different types of hip-hop music. Our newest mix-tape From G’s to Gents shows that, but yeah, we make all kinds of rap, from hardcore to pop. Q: Did you expect Wendell to kill his verse like that on the “Colgate” song? M: I never had really heard him rap before. I knew he was on Rock-B’s (BaRack’s) solo mix tape, so I knew he could rap, but I didn’t expect him to do it how he did. L: Personally, I didn’t know what to expect from Wendell on a track like “Colgate.” Wendell has a real hardcore, “street”-type flow, so I didn’t think he could adapt for Colgate. He did though, and he did it well. Q: What rappers have influenced you guys personally? M: I have a wide range of influences, but the ones who have influenced me most are probably Lil Wayne and Kanye West; especially Kanye, because I am from Chicago, so I can relate to a lot of things he talks about. L: So many rappers have influenced me, but I think Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne and Fabolous have influenced me most. I am from Atlanta and Gucci is very big there, so he became a natural favorite, and I think Wayne and Fab are so good with punch lines. I try to imitate that style sometimes. Q: Thoughts on Odd Future? Are you guys fans? M: Nah, I’m not really into Odd Future. They’re a little too odd for me. L: They’re a different kind of group and I respect them because they are trying to do something different and be themselves. I don’t really listen to their music like that, so I can’t really give you an honest opinion. Q: Who is your favorite new rapper? L: Although he has had a lot of mainstream success now, I still think of Wiz [Khalifa] as a new rapper and he is definitely one of my favorites. I’m also feeling new up-andcoming rappers like Big Sean, Nipsey Hussle, Wale and Dom Kennedy. M: My favorite new rappers are probably Wale and Wiz Khalifa. Q: What can we look out for next? L: As of right now, we are still trying to push From G’s To Gents since we dropped it on April 8. We hope to get more and more buzz from it and maybe get some more shows in the near future. We also are in the process of starting a new mix tape. M: Yeah, we are actually working on a new mix tape called You Don’t Mind, Do You? where we are rapping over other artists’ instrumentals. Contact Jackson Leeds at jleeds@colgate.edu.


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The Colgate Maroon-News

April 14, 2011

What Happens When No One Is Watching

New Albums from Underground: Darkest Hour and Aiden

By Brad Ramsdell

By Alanna Weissman

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New York City was the birthplace of rap; Los Angeles was not too far to follow in establishing its own well-respected scene. The South came up early, too, and by the late 1990s Atlanta had established itself as a rap powerhouse. But these are not the only cities to build strong scenes, and these peripheral scenes create their own trends and styles. Houston, Texas and the Bay Area of California also have strong rap scenes. Each created its own strange rap culture that was given a minute in the limelight, but proved itself to be a bit too strange for enduring mainstream success. Houston became the more popular of the two, exploding into the rap mainstream in the mid-2000s. The city had a bustling scene for years, with lots of independent labels and artists producing music. Two of the major tenets of Houston’s scene were pioneered by DJ Screw: purple drank (a.k.a. lean, sizzurp, etc.) and Chopped and Screwed music. “Drank” is the infamous concoction of promethazine/codeine cough syrup, Sprite and a jolly rancher, served in a styrofoam cup. This mixture creates a hazy sensation of everything slowing and, as a result, DJ Screw created a version of the remix where a track is slowed down so that the vocals are much lower and the bass is much deeper. This set the framework for Houston, which is generally of a slower pace than popular rap. Since the music was not immediately marketable, the culture was allowed to thrive in ways that more commercial places like New York City couldn’t. Instead of the big-ticket items like Rolls-Royces and yachts that Jay-Z was buying, Houstonians were putting their money where their mouths were in the form of grillz and other frivolities. Sadly, Houston’s mainstream success came and went with a few brilliant singles, such as “Ridin’” by Chamillionaire, “Still Tippin’” by Mike Jones and “3 Kingz” by Slim Thug, but interest died out before most of these artists could release full albums. Don’t let yourself be fooled into thinking the scene couldn’t capitalize, however; I highly recommend picking up Slim Thug’s Already Platinum, Paul Wall’s The People’s Champ or, for the best album Houston has ever produced, UGK’s Ridin’ Dirty. Though the scene may not have been very deep, these artists truly capitalized on their opportunity. The Bay Area is a slightly different beast, and one with which I am not as well acquainted. The opportunity for the scene’s big break came with the Lil’ Jon-produced “Tell Me When to Go,” by E-40 and Keak Da Sneak. E-40 is a legend in the Bay and his distinctive voice and flow have been featured on many non-Bay artists’ albums. With an equally distinct voice and flow, Keak Da Sneak is the claimed inventor of the term “hyphy,” short for hyper, which is the style of the Bay. Often equated to Atlanta’s “crunk,” the “hyphy movement” is a unique style inspired by loud, fast music and lots of ecstasy (known as “thizzin’” when one indulges). Where drank inspired the hazy music of Houston, thizzin’ led to frantic beats and high-pitched vocal samples. Much like Houston, there are many hometown heroes of the Bay in addition to Keak and E-40, such as Mac Dre, who is something of a god in the area, especially due to his tragic gang-related death, and Mistah FAB, the “prince of the city.” Another car culture, instead of swervin’ like they do in Houston, the Bay has so much energy that they actually get out of their cars while moving, known as “ghost riding.” For more on this hilarious phenomenon, check out Mistah FAB’s excellent track, “Ghost Ride It,” which illegally sampled the Ghostbusters theme and, as a result, has never been officially released. The Bay has been so long ignored that it’s difficult to direct to any one album for most of these artists, but E-40’s My Ghetto Report Card and Keak Da Sneak’s Deified are two good starting points. Just YouTube any of these artists and move through the related songs – there are some real gems. Contact Brad Ramsdell at bramsdell@colgate.edu.

February 21 saw the much-anticipated release of The Human Romance, the newest project from D.C. metalcore band Darkest Hour. With this album, the group may have finally indisputably achieved the right to identify with the new stateside wave of melodic death metal (often referred to as Gothenburg metal, or “melodeath”), which has expanded from its sparse Scandinavian origins and is rapidly emerging in the United States. Indeed, The Human Romance bears striking musical resemblance to We Are the Void, the most recent release from Dark Tranquillity (quite possibly the single most prominent Gothenburg metal band currently on the scene), and was produced by Peter Wichers, former guitarist of melodeath pioneer Soilwork. One of the more ambitious songs on the album, “Terra Solaris,” is an incredible success; though nearly nine minutes long, slower than most other songs on the album and purely instrumental, there is no point at which it seems tedious. Still, the real beauty of The Human Romance is not in the music – though the songs as a collective are impressive, and Darkest Hour is arguably among the most technically nuanced contemporary metal bands – but in the fact that this newest effort will appeal to both longtime fans of Darkest Hour and fans of other bands and metal subgenres. Such musical growth and progression – unhindered experimentation without total abandonment of previous style – is something that every band and artist in every genre should strive for, and an achievement of which Darkest Hour should be proud. A more recent release, Aiden’s fifth studio album Disguises dropped on March 28. The post-hardcore horror-rock band may have, unfortunately, set the bar too high for themselves; their last album, 2009’s excellent Knives, and their sophomore album, the even better Nightmare Anatomy, are tough acts to follow. Disguises stays well within Aiden’s comfort zone, maintaining their typical theme of violence and their characteristic anti-religious sentiment. The first half of Disguises, while good music for its genres, offers nothing new. It isn’t until the second half of the album that the members of Aiden step up their game, impressing with back-to-back-to-back standout tracks “Perfect Muse,” “ReEvolver,” and “Walk Among the Dead,” the lattermost of which serves as a threeminute, 37-second representation of the band’s entire body of work. The album finishes strong on “Radio,” an unexpected song that mixes Aiden’s signature harsh, explicit lyrics with piano-ballad backing instrumentals. Bottom line: while there’s nothing wrong with the first half of the album, Aiden should have, following Darkest Hour’s lead, taken more risks and recorded more tracks like those found in the second half of the album – such a move would have taken the well-intentioned Disguises from solid to stellar. Contact Alanna Weissman at aweissman@colgate.edu.

13 Beats for the Week By Emily Kress

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last year, despite the fact that the band is essentially a group of groovy dads. 7. “Slow Show” by The National This is one of my absolute favorite songs by The National. The overall sound and vulnerable lyrics just work to make this one of the best tracks off their album Boxer. The verse at the end really ties it all in.

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1. “Come on Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners So this song might be a little ridiculous, but I have to admit ... I love it. It’s fun. Whether it comes on when you’re driving, hanging out or even going out, this song is a hard one not to sing along to. 2. “Notorious B.I.G. – Party and Bullshit” by Ratatat Don’t try to tell me that remixing Biggie is blasphemy. I know that there are some rap purists out there, but this is by far one of the best remixes I’ve heard. Ratatat does it right with all of their hip-hop remixes, but this one’s my favorite. 3. “45:33” by LCD Soundsystem I mean the whole thing. As the name suggests, this song is roughly 45 minutes and 33 seconds long. That may sound tedious, but if you manage to listen to all six tracks in a row, you get the effect that LCD Soundsystem intended. Each segment has a different feel and they all fit together seamlessly. 4. “Intervention” by Arcade Fire It’s hard to organize seven people to do anything effectively, let alone make music. Arcade Fire has been making it work for years. The mix of instruments is perfect. 5. “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” by Radiohead Relaxing at first, but it builds up. The two parts have their distinct sounds, but they work nicely together to balance the song. 6. “Hold On” by Hot Chip Hot Chip definitely does synth-based music right. Combined with the very different sound of Alexis Taylor’s vocals, their music just works. They’re consistently catchy and fun performers, even touring internationally with their much-anticipated album One Life Stand

8. “Sunday” by Bloc Party A song expressing the simplicity of being in love, which, when you think about it, is similar to the simplicity of a Sunday afternoon. It’s a ballad by Bloc Party’s standards, and a good one at that. 9. “Golden Age” by TV On the Radio A really feel-good song. It’s catchy, the horn section fits perfectly and the whole band performs so well together. It’s a definite must-play for warm, bright days. 10. “Single Fins & Safety Pins” by Japanese Motors Undeniably summery and the perfect reminder that better weather is on its way. 11. “Come Dance Wiv Me” by Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris & Chrome Coming from the United Kindom, Dizzee’s lyrics are so different from what we’re used to hearing across the pond. It’s kind of refreshing in a strange way, but also very funny. His accent and rhythm make for a very recognizable style. Calvin Harris (who started his career with a synthesizer in his mother’s basement) being featured just makes it better. 12. “Girls to Blow” by the White Panda In preparation for their concert tonight. Definitely one to check out for fans of Girl Talkesque mash-ups. 13. “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” by Alan Jackson I’m really not one for country music, but I had to include this song in the spirit of the upcoming weekend. Contact Emily Kress at ekress@colgate.edu.

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April 14, 2011

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Transitional Times

By Lisa Mischianti Maroon-News Staff

Finally, after much anticipation, Hamilton saw its first warm spring day of the year. But, as we all know, mid-April can be uncertain around here. In fact, I remember back in 2007 when I was at Colgate for April Visit Days and it looked more like January, with several inches of snow covering the campus after a “freak” springtime blizzard. My point is, these next two weeks can be hard to predict and even harder to dress for; the weather can even alter drastically from morning to evening. This is why knowing how to create transitional outfits is crucial. While it may seem pretty straightforward, mixing your winter and spring wardrobes has some easy pitfalls. So, I have a few tips and tricks that will still keep you looking cool as the weather moderately warms. At the first sign levi.com of springtime sun,

people seem to have one of two impulses. Some acknowledge that we are still in warm weather limbo but are dying to whip out their new spring pieces all the same, so they throw on the thin-strapped, floral-print frock with the black opaque tights and high boots that they have been wearing all winter. While the idea to go for a more transitional look is there, the execution is not quite right. Springtime cuts, patterns and fabrics are often just that: springy. So, pairing them with heavy-duty tall boots and black tights just clashes. Other people get so excited that they go the whole nine yards the first day the thermometer rises above 50: sleeveless, shorts and flip-flops. Hold your horses, it is not even May yet! Just yesterday you were wearing a wool cable knit sweater, and tomorrow you might be again! What is the right way to go about it? For me, the perfect transitional outfit consists of bare legs and coverage on top. So lose the tights, but still sport a dress, skirt, or shorts in a material that is not season-specific, like jersey or silk (i.e. no wool). Stick with solid hues or seasonally ambiguous prints, like plaid or stripes. To satisfy your urge to celebrate the season, throw in a dash of springtime color in the form of an accessory. Invest in a nice, worn denim jacket (check out Levi’s, it’s classic and perfect) or a lightweight blazer to layer over everything. And a note on footwear: when I say to show a little leg, that does not include feet. Hold out on the sandals for now. At this point, sporting bare legs and feet all at once looks a bit extreme. In my opinion, sandals should not come out until the weather has become stably warm. Instead opt for a short bootie, a flat or even a cute little sneaker; this will keep the look from feeling prematurely summery. I am just as eager to switch to warm weather attire as the next person, but we have waited this long so we can make it just a few more days donning transitional clothes. And after all, mixing and matching winter and spring pieces can be a fun opportunity to revamp and revitalize your look! Contact Lisa Mischianti at lmischianti@colgate.edu.

Melange à...Deux

By Amy Gould and Sophie Greene Maroon-News Staff

Grilled cheese. Enough said, right? It’s a classic. There’s no doubt about that one. Pair it with anything and you can be satisfied. It’s great with tomato soup, a salad, or even chicken fingers from the Coop (yeah, we know you’ve done that too). A grilled cheese, or two, is the perfect quick meal during this stressful time of year. It’s also great food for SPW activities… While we by no means want to disrespect the simple and classic Kraft American singles on white bread, which is always delicious, we wanted to try out some different twists on grilled cheese. We each decided to take our own route for putting a personal spin on grilled cheese and here’s what we came up with. Sophie wanted to take the classic and boost it to its highest potential. Really emphasizing the cheese part of grilled cheese (because that’s by far the best part, right?) she used a couple of different kinds of wonderful cheese, then added some extras, including our favorite: bacon. Maple bacon to be more specific. The very mild sweetness of the bacon compliments the soft fontina cheese and the sharp white cheddar. If you’re looking for something that oozes cheese, this is the sandwich for you. Sophie’s Grilled Cheese 2 pieces of maple bacon ½ cup of shredded sharp white cheddar cheese (Cabot is a great brand) 4-5 thin slices of fontina cheese 1 slice of a beefsteak tomato A few leaves of spinach 2 pieces of your favorite kind of bread (I chose a grainy whole wheat) Spreadable butter Cook the bacon until crispy but not burnt. While the skillet is the fastest method for cooking bacon, I’m a fan of making it in a toaster oven or normal oven as it cooks the bacon more

evenly. If you cook it in an oven, preheat the oven to 400˚ and let the bacon cook for about 15-20 minutes, until done. Set aside the bacon on a few sheets of paper towel to absorb the extra grease. Shred the cheddar and slice the fontina, placing it on a plate with the tomato and spinach. Bring all the ingredients to the stove for convenience. Spread the butter thinly but evenly on one side of each piece of bread. Place a medium-sized skillet on the stove and set the heat to low. To assemble the grilled cheese on the skillet: put one piece of bread, butter side down, in the skillet. Place cheddar cheese, followed by bacon, tomato spinach and finally topped with the fontina cheese. Place the second piece of bread on top, butter side up. Cover the pan with a top and wait. This part is crucial to making the perfect grilled cheese. Low and slow is the key. If you cook the grilled cheese on high heat you’ll burn the toast and not melt the cheese. After about three to four minutes, check the bottom to make sure it’s browned enough, flip and cover the skillet again. After another three to four minutes the cheese should be melted and the bread will be perfectly cooked! Enjoy! Although it was tempting for Amy to somehow incorporate lemons into grilled cheese, she resisted. Instead, she decided to use another one of her favorite ingredients: mushrooms. Now, this certainly is pretty far from a classic grilled cheese and is a bit more involved, but she thinks that it is definitely worth it. Amy’s Grilled Cheese 2 cloves of garlic 1 Tbsp olive oil ½ c mushrooms 1/3 c cooking sherry Salt and pepper to taste 2-3 slices of provolone cheese 2 slices of sourdough bread (any kind works, but this sandwich shines with sour dough) 1 Tbsp butter

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Mince cloves of garlic and sauté in olive oil in a small frying pan on medium heat for about one to two minutes. Add mushrooms and stir. After about one minute, pour the sherry over the mushrooms and continue to stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Continue to sauté until mushrooms are cooked to your liking. Some people prefer them a bit less cooked, while others like them a bit more cooked and crunchy. Amy thinks that the more cooked route works well for this recipe. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Keep frying pan as it will be used for the next step as well. Take butter and spread over the slices of sourdough on one side of each slice. Place the first slice, butter side down, into the frying pan on medium heat and add a slice of provolone. This is the tricky part: carefully pour mushroom mixture over the provolone slice. Next, put the other slice of provolone and the other slice of bread, again butter side up. As with any grilled cheese, flip after a minute or two and continue to do so until it is cooked to your own preference. So please enjoy these twists on a classic and, hopefully, be inspired to try your own! And remember everyone, cook responsibly this weekend. *We also wanted to note that there was an error in our article on quinoa salad two weeks ago. It said that quinoa was a “whole-wheat” grain, but it actually is not a wheat product at all and is great because it’s gluten free! It’s just simply a wholegrain. Contact Amy Gould and Sophie Greene at agould@colgate.edu and sgreene@colgate.edu.

Your Week in Preview By Zoe Blicksilver Maroon-News Staff

HO TUNG VISUALIZATION LAB SYMPOSIUM Various shows produced by students and staff will be featured and discussed from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, April 15. Refreshments will be provided.

DANCEFEST The second Dancefest of the year will showcase performances from all of the dance groups on campus. It is located in the Chapel from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 15. Tickets are $2 at the COOP. Make sure to get your ticket early, as this event often sells out.

RABBIT IN THE RYE On Friday, April 15, Rabbit in the Rye, a “poetic folk rock group” will be performing at the Barge. The performance will take place from 8 – 10 p.m.

EASTER BUNNY BENEFIT Curtis Lumber will be hosting this event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 along with the Lions Club. It will benefit the Hamilton Food Cupboard. Bring a monetary or food donation to receive a free photo with the Easter Bunny.

DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD: MUSIC AND YOUTH INSTITUTE Joan and Gary Eichhorn will be talking about their founding of the Music and Youth Institute in Boston. It will take place in the COVE lounge on Monday, April 18 at 12:20 p.m.

ALTERNATIVE CINEMAS: FOREIGN PARTS This movie will be playing in Golden Auditorium on Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. It will depict the daily life of on a New York City junkyard that is placed in danger with the city’s plans to redevelop the area.

INDIE FILM: BHUTTO The Hamilton Movie Theater will be showing Bhutto, a documentary about the life of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history to lead Pakistan or any Muslim nation. It will be shown at 5:30 p.m. every night beginning Wednesday, April 13 and ending Sunday, April 17.

SUBWAY AFFAIR Check out amazing and diverse dance performances by some of Colgate’s most talented students this Monday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Brehmer Theater. The production is directed and choreographed by senior Walfrey Lim, and is part of his Senior Theater Project. Contact Zoe Blicksilver at zblicksilver@colgate.edu.

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April 14, 2011

This Week at the Movies: Your Highness

By Will Hazzard

and the creatures encountered along the way are original yet familiar enough to recognize within the fantasy archetypes. What really makes this movie different is the way the lowWhat’s awesome about fantasy movies? They brow humor is mixed in. For one, there is the constant smokhave all the cool things we dreamt about as kids ing of “magical herbs” that lead to fantastic realms. Then like magic, sword fights and hot chicks in skimpy there are the naked wood nymphs and the overly exposed outfits. Now what’s awesome about raunchy minotaur. It’s a good mesh that one wouldn’t normally see comedies? They make us laugh because there’s a in a fantasy movie. It can definitely be a little much at times 13-year-old in all of us that’s just waiting to burst. though and the dialogue can be a little bumpy in places. It’s But the question remains, what happens when a barrage of jokes about the male genitalia that isn’t exactly you mix all of these elements together into one everyone’s type of humor. For those who do enjoy that style film? Well, then you get Your Highness, directed of humor, it’s a riot. by David Gordon Green and written by Danny There is also a good amount of technical excellence. ProbMcBride and Ben Best. It’s a drug-infused hybrid ably the most notable aspect of the film is the visual effects used that may not be winning very many awards, and to make the magic and monsters come to life. Warlocks shoot the humor may not be for everyone, but it has a colorful bolts of energy that look very nice, especially coming surprisingly high amount of laughs. from a movie that relies heavily on comedy for its entertainThadeous (Danny McBride) is a prince and CRUDE CRUSADE: Your Highness follows two princes journey to save an ment value. Costumes and makeup are put together well and the second born son. He’s foul-mouthed and has encaptured beauty. Unlike most medieval classics, this film includes plenty of thought out to really bring the fantasy world to life, as well as accomplished little in his life except engaging in vulgar humor, so make sure you watch it with the right company. the impressive shooting locations and expansive vistas. mvny.org explicit activities with dwarves. His older brother There’s not much better than going to the movies and Fabious (James Franco) is an accomplished adventurer who fits the stereotype of the noble prince. laughing the entire time and Your Highness is just the movie to do that. But more importantly, it does After recently returning from his latest quest and finding his bride-to-be, she is stolen away by the so in it’s own unique way that set’s it apart from most other comedies. The setting and story make it evil wizard Leezar. The two must then go on a journey to save her. Along the way, they encounter a special yet thoroughly entertaining at the same time. Just keep in mind who you end up bringing to series of betrayals, join forces with a female warrior named Isabel (Natalie Portman), defeat the evil the movie with you. It’s certainly not an intellectually stimulating film that relies on strong techniques wizard and rescue the maiden. to deliver comedy. It’s offensive to some, a delight to others, but overall a good time. It’s a pretty straightforward fantasy that works surprisingly well. It has a nice feeling of adventure Contact Will Hazzard at whazzard@colgate.edu. Commentary Editor

Hollywood on the Hill Hollywood News and Notes By Josh Glick Maroon-News Staff

“Turn off that techno.” “Play a song with words.” Any house music fan has heard these egregious liners from a buddy or parent who still does not simply understand the beauty that is house music. However, within five years everyone will understand. House music is the next big thing. How do I know? It is already big in Europe and we are always half a decade behind Europe in music taste. They started Rock n’ Roll and everyone said, “Yeah right.” Though I hated the music at first, now I can’t shower in the morning without listening to the latest house song. Similarly, when house music first came out it was nothing in the US. Now it is the background of every rapper’s songs. The music is computergenerated and beautiful. Why would Akon not want to sing with music that he knows is perfect? A house beat has the ability to be anything its DJ wants, as he has no human constraints. The art of Internet blogging has also increased the popularity of house music. Music fans are now turning to music blogs to find their beats, and these blogs have begun to include house music. People download the songs for free, listen to them and realize how great the beats are. Furthermore, the two most popular acts today in the pop world are mixing pop and house music: Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas. Both use electro background music for their beats and

the Black Eyed Peas even had “dirty bit” parts of songs, which is straight house. Kanye has already announced his next album will revolve around house music beats, and David Guetta and Snoop Dog just came out with a progressive house song. If Snoop is doing it, why aren’t you? Forget the fact that house music is my personal favorite genre for jamming, it is also the most party viable and the most fun. House music festivals are now the new big draw for study abroad students and rich white kids. Ultra in Miami occurred a few weeks ago, and its line up included Tiesto, Avicii, MSTRKRFT, Deadmau5 and Kaskade. Another festival, Sensation White, in both the Fall and Spring semesters is what many Colgate students say is their highlight of studying abroad. Also, study abroad kids now make their decisions on where to travel based on which DJ is playing where. Kids are putting up as their facebook statuses “Avicii in Barcelona” or “Axwell in Europe,” and everyday it makes me jealous. How does this relate to Hollywood? Studios are now asking these DJs to do the soundtrack of their films. Daft Punk was the first house music team to do a soundtrack (Tron: Legacy), and they had the number one CD on iTunes for a week. Now the Chemical Brothers are doing the music for Hanna. Wait until Avicii does the soundtrack for the next Superman film or Deadmau5 does the soundtrack for the next Bond. It will be a trend that will grow exponentially. Contact Josh Glick at jglick@colgate.edu.

TANZANIAN PICS: On Tuesday, April 5, the exhibit “Hapa na Pale: Here and There,” which features the photography of Peter Stanley, made its debut in Case Library. The photos depict Tanzanian landscapes, towns and people.

KenKen Puzzle By Matthew Zaringhalam Directions: Fill each box with digits (1-4 for the first puzzle and 1-6 for the second) so that the sum of the digits in each heavily outlined box equals the number shown in the corresponding top left corner using the mathematic function shown. Each digit can only appear once in each column and row of the entire puzzle. Contact Matthew Zaringhalam at mzaringhalam@colgate.

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Tiger Nearly Masterful Again By Scott Blumenfeld Maroon-News Staff

In the past ten major golf tournaments, there have been ten different winners. Such is the nature of professional golf when Tiger Woods is not playing like Tiger Woods. For those who enjoy seeing parity in sports, this is as good as it gets. When it comes to golf, however, I am not one of those people. In golf there is no home team to root for, no team to hate and no city pride to defend. All I want to see out of a golf player is greatness, and of all the current players only Tiger Woods embodies that characteristic. Entering the weekend, I was excited to see what Tiger could do after he had played his way into contention with a round of 66 on Friday. He was beginning to show signs of the old Tiger Woods, who was capable of suddenly turning on a switch and dominating the rest of the field at any moment. After he failed to make a surge on moving day, however, Woods went into the final day of the Masters seven strokes behind the leader, Rory McIlroy. I immediately lost most of my interest in the final round of the Masters, and I’m sure that many people shared the same sentiment. Early in his final round, however, Woods quickly regained my attention. All of a sudden, he looked unbeatable. He was hitting his fairways and greens, and making big, dramatic putts as the galleries around him began to swell. With every big putt, the crowd began to show more and more excitement, culminating with his huge eagle-putt on the par-5 eighth. Before we knew it, Tiger had a share of the lead on Sunday at Augusta

OUT OF THE WOODS?: Tiger Woods’s Sunday comeback fell short, but is his improved performance an indication of things to come? and all was once again right in the golfing world. Casual fans were gathered around their television sets willing every Tiger putt to go in. The crowds at Augusta were cheering him on with all the enthusiasm and excitement they could muster, as if the past year-and-a-half had been erased from history. Tiger was throwing around fist pumps like it was 2008, and the red shirt on Sunday appeared to have some force behind it again. It seemed almost inevitable that he would once again be putting on a green jacket in a few short hours. Then, as quickly as the excitement started, it evaporated. Woods threeputted from inside thirty feet at the par4 12th, which included a heartbreaking miss on a three foot par put. It was one

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of his six three-putts of the tournament, which tied him for the most three-putts of any golfer at the Masters in 2011. Then at the par-5 15th, after a beautiful approach shot, he missed an eagle opportunity from less than five feet. Woods had a couple of other opportunities to pull closer to the leaders during the back nine, but ultimately his putting let him down. If he had been able to capitalize on just a few of those opportunities, every golf fan would now be raving about how the old Tiger Woods is back with a vengeance and here to stay. Regardless of the fact that he failed to earn his fifth Green Jacket this past Sunday, it is impossible to deny that Tiger is making significant progress. This was in fact the best final round score of his

career at Augusta. I won’t claim that he is back until he has another major under his belt, but this was a big step forward nonetheless. He hit 12 of 14 fairways and 16 of 18 greens in the final round. He was swinging the club with confidence, and the putts that he missed did not miss by very much. This has to be encouraging for Tiger, who hasn’t been able to put a meaningful round like this together since the incident with his Escalade that sparked the implosion of his previously secretive and well-guarded social life. Sooner or later, those putts that were just a little off line or a little too slow this weekend will start to fall, and Tiger will once again start winning tournaments and, more importantly, majors. What surprised me most (although in retrospect it should not have surprised me at all) was how much everyone at Augusta seemed to be behind Tiger. When reflecting on what has happened to him over the past year-and-a-half, and how he has been constantly vilified by the media, it was almost surreal to see everything almost exactly as it was a few years ago. Just by sitting in front of your television, you could feel the electricity and excitement surrounding Tiger’s group. It is amazing how quickly and completely we are willing to forgive for greatness. With one of the greatest, if not the greatest, golfer to play the game primed for a full return to glory, fans should be very enthused about the rest of this season and beyond. Tiger should be excited about the rest of the major season as well. In fact, the entire sport should be excited because now that Tiger is relevant again, so is golf. Contact Scott Blumenfeld at sblumenfeld@colgate.edu.

Vancouver Destined For Victory By Rebecca Silberman Maroon-News Staff

Now, I’m not one to always pick the favorite, but for this year’s Stanley Cup, I’m going with the frontrunner Vancouver Canucks. First of all, the word Canuck is funny. Secondly, Vancouver is a great city. Really, go there now and forget finals. Thirdly, the team has shown a complete command over nearly every aspect of their game and represents the most complete roster in the playoffs. Not only do they lead in goals per game with 3.1, but they lead in goals against with 2.2. Accordingly, the team has held the top spot consistently since Week 18, reminding us all why Canada remains the king of hockey. Interestingly, the same week that the Canucks bolted into first place, they lost their leading defender, Alexander Elder, to injury (he remains out of commission). I bring this up because, since then, the Canucks have managed to absolutely shame the majority of the NHL with win after win as they went on to take over 50 this season for the first time in franchise history. Not bad for depth, eh? Vancouver also flexed their depth chart when center Manny Malhotra took a renegade puck to the eye, removing him from active duty for the season (and, you know, threatening his future in the sport and his use of the eye). Despite the loss of this veteran, who was second in the NHL in face-offs (61.7 percent) and an architect

of the Canuck improvement from 18th to 2nd in the league in penalty killings, the team has managed to keep going. This is largely thanks to the 94 points and 19 goals recorded by fellow center Henrik Sedin, the 41 goals (tied for first on the team) by center Ryan Kesler and the 26 goals scored by center Alex Burrows. All in all, I’d say that the Canucks are doing just fine in the face of a few major roster losses. Of course, all these regular season stats are quickly fading in importance as the real games, the playoff games, are starting up. For Vancouver, so much has been made about their first match, which

has probably already been played by the time you read this, against the Chicago Blackhawks, reigning champs. A lot of jaw-flapping has happened to date, so let’s break the argument down to its core. One team features a player (cough, Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks, cough) who is relying on a mullet to see his team through. The other is actually going to win. Now, you could make all kinds of arguments based on the fact that the Blackhawks took the championship title last year, but I just don’t see the same team in Chicago that took the title. This season, the Blackhawks

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tripped over their own skates, barely qualifying for the playoffs and ending up in the third spot in the Central Division with 97 points. Although that is perfectly respectable, it doesn’t quite measure up to their 112-point 2010 season. As for the “second life” that Blackhawks players have claimed to feel since making the playoffs, I believe there are numerous teams in the NHL playoffs that received an energy boost from qualifying. The Blackhawks will need more than team spirit if they want to run this thing to the end. Comparatively, Chicago’s averages of 3.1 goals per game and 2.7 goals against, doesn’t seem that far from Vancouver’s stats until you line them up with the rest of the league where they are fourth and twelfth respectively. Finally, a few commentators that have reported some apprehension on the part of the Canucks have also claimed that the Blackhawks are in the heads of Vancouver players. If this is the case, I’d tell these guys to get off the therapy couch and go play. This is the Stanley Cup: there is no room for head games, just sport. In conclusion, the Stanley Cup will be journeying to Vancouver for the first time in the team’s history. As much as I respect that other teams in the NHL represent valid threats to the Canucks’ ultimate victory, I believe that Vancouver will be bringing home the prize. Let’s just hope they can get the cup through customs. Contact Rebecca Silberman at rsilberman@colgate.edu.


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Knicks Ready For Playoff Push By Chris Dell’Amore Maroon-News Staff

If it is April and you are reading an article about the New York Knicks, one of two following events must have occurred. Either the Knicks are in trouble for yet another Isaiah Thomas sexual harassment suit, or they have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Chinese Basketball Association’s Foshan Dralions for Stephon Marbury. Since I have yet to hear news of either, although I’m sure another suit against Thomas will surface soon enough, it leaves only one other possible reason that the Knicks are still in the news. Apparently, for the first time since 2004, the New York Knickerbockers are headed to the playoffs. Before I progress any further with this article I would like to take a minute to chastise anyone who thought trading away the scrub-squad headlined by Danilo “The Situation” Gallinari to Denver for Melo would have ruined the Knicks’ chances. Although the Nuggets have landed a fiveseed in the playoffs, the Knicks have reeled off seven consecutive wins to steal the sixseed from the Sixers, all the while acquiring one of the top offensive players in the league in Melo and a perennial point guard in Chauncey Billups. Winning. The Knicks will face the dilapidated Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. The Celtics have played horribly since the Kendrick Perkins trade and the lack of a presence in the post has Boston feeling uneasy about this year’s post-season. Despite the fact that the Knicks play worse defense than a recreational third-grade team, the series between the two teams will be close. Carmelo Anthony has been nothing short of spectacular in recent games, as he’s hit three game-winning shots and is shooting an astounding 43 percent from behind the arc. The recent ball-movement that

the Knicks have demonstrated has revitalized their stagnant offense and optimized their ability to shoot three-pointers. The naysayers that believe Boston will sweep the Knicks away should probably take a look at the regular-season scores between the teams. Although Boston has won all three games this season, two were decided by less than four points and the Celtics have had trouble containing Amar’e Stoudemire. The center has shown offensive prowess against a Celtics team that seemed incapable of guarding him. Since the last meeting between the Knicks and the Celtics, Chauncey Billups has recovered from a thigh contusion and, in his absence, Toney Douglas has proved capable of running the point. The minutes that Douglas played in Billups’s absence convinced Coach D’Antoni to increase Douglas’s playing time, largely due to his ability to shoot three-pointers; Douglas is shooting 38 percent from downtown. However, the most pressing problem that the Knicks have shown since acquiring Carmelo has been the team’s ability to close out games in the fourth quarter. To say that the Knicks have played abysmally in the fourth quarter would be an understatement. They have squandered doubledigit leads to teams such as the Magic, Celtics, Bucks, Pistons and Cavaliers over the course of the season. The fourth quarter meltdowns stem from the inability to effectively execute a slower-paced offense instead of the original run-and-gun offense that the Knicks are accustomed to. Poor shot selection and isolation plays are what have become the staples of the team’s incompetence in the fourth quarter, although as of late the Knicks have begun to correct their ways. The experience of back-up point guard Anthony Carter has played a pivotal role in establishing a more regimented offense for the Knicks. Toney Douglas and Chauncey Billups have tendencies to in-bound the ball and immediately shoot a three-pointer if they are even remotely open whereas Carter ensures that the ball is moved

IN THE KNICK OF TIME: The additions of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups have helped Amar’e Stoudemire lead the New York Knicks to an appearance in the playoffs. around the perimeter before he contemplates shooting. Although Carter does not possess the same amount of talent that the other two point guards have, he compensates for it through his court awareness and enthusiastic play. If the Knicks stand any chance of upending the Celtics, it is essential that rookie Landry Fields acclimates to the new Knicks offense. Fields demonstrated his gritty play by being recognized as one of the first-half sensations of the NBA season, despite being a second-round draft pick from Stanford. Since the Melo acquisition, Fields has seen his minutes dwindle from about 30 per game to 25 as a result of his inability to score baskets. The excellent three-point shooter has struggled as of late to adjust to the slower-paced Knicks offense. He has scored over 10 points only once in the past seven games. Fields provides a great option for the Knicks on the wing as Carmelo Anthony is almost always double-teamed in the post whenever he touches the ball. Should Fields regain his confidence and display the shooting dexterity that he proved he has earlier in the year, the Knicks could give the Celtics a run for their money.

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Although it is unanimous that the Knicks are a couple of years away from contending for a chance to play in the NBA Finals, they are undoubtedly one of the scariest low-seeded teams in the playoffs. The Knicks are severely hampered by their ability to play defense and when Jared Jefferies is your star defensive talent, you know that there’s something wrong. However, should the Knicks start out strong and shoot the three-ball as well as they have all season, New York could make it past an aging Boston team in the first round. Nonetheless, the series should be entertaining and will provide the basis for a potential New York-Boston rivalry in the future. Despite the fact that Jeff van Gundy won’t be present to gnaw on opposing players’ ankles, I can’t deny that watching Ronny Turiaf lay some Celtics out would be entertaining. The play-off berth marks the Knicks’s newfound commitment to winning. However, until the summer of 2012 when Chris Paul is donning a Knicks uniform, New York will have to be satisfied with just a playoff appearance. Contact Chris Dell’Amore at cdellamore@colgate.edu.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: With the NHL playoffs now set, what matchup are you

most looking forward to and why? By Jordan Plaut National Sports Editor

In all honesty, every single NHL playoff matchup this year has the potential to be competitive. That just seems to be the nature of the 2010-2011 hockey season. For example, the Washington Capitals, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, are playing the New York Rangers. In the West, the No. 1 seed Vancouver Canucks

will face off against the Chicago Blackhawks, who finished 20 points behind. Still, those teams split their games in the regular season. Even with these great matchups, I am most looking forward to the series between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings (and not just because I live in San Jose). The Sharks surged into the post-season, rising from twelfth to second in the Western Conference after the All

Star break. The Kings, though they finished behind the Sharks in the Pacific, were just two wins behind San Jose and split their series with their Northern California counterparts. Speaking of California, all three teams from the state made the playoffs for the first time. In fact, the Anaheim Ducks are just as formidable as the two others and the Los Angeles rivalry has undoubtedly hardened the Kings. Even though the Bay Area-Los Angeles rivalry isn’t as acute in hockey as with the Giants and Dodgers, or even the Warriors and Lakers, this playoff matchup might just elevate the excitement and lead to some really great hockey. I can’t wait to see if Joe Thornton can take down Anze Kopitar and the Kings. By Jaime Heilbron Assistant Sports Editor

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The NHL playoffs make up the best months of the year. It is the middle of spring and the beginning of summer, and it also provides the best entertainment of any American professional sports league going on at the time. Every first round matchup beginning this week has a compelling story behind it, but I would have to say that the most exciting is also the biggest mismatch in terms of seeding.

The No. one vs. No. eight series between the favored Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers has the looks of a David against Goliath encounter. The most unclear thing about it, however, is which team represents David and which is Goliath. While the Caps and Alex Ovechkin won the Eastern Conference regular season title, they struggled against the suffering Rangers, who only made the playoffs on the last day and needed other games to go their way in order to do so. New York won the season series 3-1, losing the first and winning three straight. In two of those contests, Washington was not even close, getting obliterated 7-0 and 6-0. The Caps were outscored 18-6 over the four games. Also, who can forget the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs first round series between the two? The Rangers led by two games to none and then 3-1 before suffering a catastrophic collapse and falling in seven games. Having missed the playoffs last year, one can safely assume that the sting of that loss is still there. Lower seeds have recently done damage to high seeds at all levels of the game, as shown by the Philadelphia Flyers making the finals last year as the eighth seed, as well as the damage caused by the Boston Bruins making the conference finals after finishing in seventh place last season.


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Spanish Rivals Ready to Spar By Jaime Heilbron Assistant Sports Editor

If you have any connection to Spain, particularly the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, or are just simply an avid football fan like I am, you are in for a treat in the coming weeks. The two most powerful clubs in the history of Spanish football will meet four times in the shortest span in history. Yes, you heard it right. In a span of 17 days, Real Madrid C.F. and F.C. Barcelona will go head-to-head four different times. The first game will take place this Saturday, and it is probably the least important match. It will be played in Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home to Real Madrid. The match is s is part of the fixture for La Liga. It is the least important one because, barring a total collapse, Barça has all but won the league. The “culés” hold an eight-point lead over Real Madrid with only eight contests remaining. Also, Barcelona has only lost one game all year, so it is losing too much footing to the Madrid side is an unlikely scenario. Saturday will be the second time the two squads will have played this year as the first matchup was back in November at Barcelona’s Camp Nou. The game resulted in a 5-0 whitewashing of Real by Barcelona, and it is one that Madrid supporters will not forget for a long time, unless they have a measure of success in the coming weeks. The second game will be just four days later when the two squads, who have exerted their domination in Spain this year, face off in the final of Spain’s “Copa del Rey”. The cup is the country’s second most prestigious one after the league championship and it is only fitting that the two sides will meet in the deciding match after the campaign each has put together. Real Madrid, a 17-time victor, has not hoisted the tro-

phy since 1993 and last reached the final in 2004. Barcelona leads all Spanish teams with 25 cup titles and last won it in 2009, a year in which they won everything possible. Both teams hold the tournament in high regard, which means they will both be more than ready for it. The fact that their eternal rival is each team’s only remaining obstacle to adding one more title to their trophy case is simply an added incentive. Finally, the last two times the two clubs will be seeing each other in this footballcrazed month will be with Europe’s biggest prize hanging in the balance. On April 27 and May 3, Real Madrid and Barcelona will duel once again, this time for a spot in the UEFA Champions League Final, which will take place on May 28 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Real Madrid is the all-time leader in Champions League titles, having won nine in its history. The club hailing from the Spanish capital, however, has not won the title since 2002, which is also the last time that they had advanced past the Round of 16 until this year. Barça, on the other hand, has not won nearly as many titles as Real, with only three to its name. Despite its overall history, Barcelona has been Spain’s best representative over the past five years, winning the European title twice, in 20052006 and 2008-2009, and has advanced to its fourth straight semi-final. The rivalry’s history is filled with controversies. The main one is the curious case of Alfredo Di Stéfano, an Argentine-born Spanish footballer. The story goes that early in his career, Di Stéfano obtained the interest from both Spanish clubs while playing in Colombia. A mess resulted from his transfer to a lowtier team in Argentina and both Barcelona and Real Madrid claimed to own his registration.

¡ADIOS SEÑOR!: Barcelona has taken care of Real Madrid in recent years, but can the underdogs prove their worth with a few quick victories against their perennial rivals? FIFA was brought in to deal with the matter and decreed that Di Stéfano would play for both teams, but on alternate seasons. In the end, after a few appearances with Barça, he signed fully with Real. While the Madrid side claims it was voluntary on his part, Barcelona to this day remains adamant that General Francisco Franco cowered Barcelona’s owners into releasing him of his contract. Rivalries are always difficult to predict, especially when the teams are as historically important as F.C. Barcelona and Real Madrid C.F. Over the past several years, Barcelona has completely and utterly dominated Real, to the point of humiliation. The “azulgranas” are en route to capturing their third straight league championship and have beat their archrivals in the last five matches by a combined score of 162, with Real’s two goals coming in a 6-2 drubbing at the hands of Barça on May 2, 2009 in Madrid.

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It is hard for a team to beat its rival nine consecutive times, as rivalry games bring an added flavor to the sport. It is especially difficult when four of those games are to occur within such a short span of time. Barcelona has made Madrid its punching bag throughout the past five contests, so one would think that Real is due to obtain some measure of success. Therefore, it is not out of the question to think that the two teams could split the month, with each taking two of the versions of “El Clásico”. It also should not surprise anyone, however, if F.C. Barcelona continues its domination and beats Real Madrid in all four games. No matter the result, however, these are exciting days to be a football fan, as the show that both teams will put on in the next few weeks will undoubtedly be unmatched by anything else in the game. Contact Jaime Heilbron at jheilbron@colgate.edu.

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SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS Patriot League and ECAC Hockey Standings

Softball Team Colgate Lehigh Holy Cross Army Holy Lafayette

League 8-0 5-1 6-2 2-6 1-7 0-6

Men’s Tennis Overall 17-12 19-15 12-17 18-16 8-26 2-27

Team Army Lehigh Navy Bucknell Colgate Lafayette Holy Cross

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

Women’s Tennis Overall 11-11 13-6 16-10 10-7 6-11 5-10 2-9

Team Army Navy Bucknell Lehigh Colgate Lafayette Holy Cross

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

Overall 20-7 20-9 9-10 5-11 4-13 3-5 1-6

Men’s Lacrosse Team Colgate Bucknell Army Lehigh Navy Holy Cross Lafayette

League Overall 4-0 8-3 4-0 10-2 2-2 7-4 2-2 6-6 2-3 4-7 1-4 1-10 0-4 2-9

Raider Results

Women’s Lacrosse Team Colgate Navy Lehigh American Holy Cross Lafayette Bucknell

League Overall 3-1 6-6 3-1 10-4 3-1 8-6 3-2 7-6 2-2 5-9 1-3 2-10 0-5 3-11

Raider Action

Men’s Tennis: Lehigh 4, Colgate 3* Women’sTennis: Lehigh 4, Colgate 2*; Army 7, Colgate 0* Men’s Lacrosse: No. 19/20 Colgate 11, Lehigh 8* Women’s Lacrosse: Navy 14, Colgate 11* Softball: Colgate 7, Albany 1; Albany 8, Colgate 0; Colgate 3, Bucknell 2*; Colgate 5, Bucknell 2*; Colgate 9, Bucknell 0*; Colgate 5, Bucknell 4* Women’s Rowing: Varsity 8- 15th at Knecht Cup; Varsity 4- 11th at Knecht Cup Men’s Rowing: Varsity 8- First at Knecht Cup; Varsity 4- Second at Knecht Cup Golf: 16th of 16 at Rutherford

* denotes Patriot League or ECAC Hockey opponent

Thursday: 3 p.m. Softball @ Binghamton (DH) Friday: Golf @ Navy Spring Invitational thru Sun. 9 a.m. Men’s Tennis vs. Bucknell @ PL Tournament* 10 a.m.Women’s Track @ Bison Invite 11a.m. Men’s Track @ Sea Ray Relays thru Sat. Saturday: Women’s Rowing @ Bucknell & Old Dominion Men’s Rowing vs. Hobart 10 a.m. Women’s Track @ Moravian Invitational 12 p.m. Softball vs. Lehigh* (DH) 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Lafayette* 7 p.m. No. 16 Men’s Lacrosse @ Lafayette* Sunday: 12 p.m. Softball vs. Lehigh* (DH) 1 p.m. Softball @ Army* (DH) Wednesday: 3 p.m. Softball @ Cornell (DH)

Sports Spotlights Steph Hartquist ’12

Jim Carroll ’11

Sport: Softball Hometown: Homer, NY Major: Educational Studies Why Steph? Her offensive contributions to the week’s play were a huge factor to the success of the team as a whole. 1. The team is currently 8-0 in league play. How does it feel to have been a big part in the team’s early success? It feels amazing to be a part of such a hard working team. It is evident that all of my teammates live and breathe softball and with every one’s dedication we have certainly shown that Athletic Communications we want it more than anything. 2. What do you think has been the team’s biggest strength so far this season? Our mentality has been our biggest strength so far. We have been able to pick our teammates up and push through pressure situations better than we ever have before and the amount of trust between us all as players and people will carry us as far as we let it. 3. What will Colgate need to do in order to keep rolling in PL play? If we can keep the same level of desire to come out on top we will be able to dominate this league. We will stay focused and take each inning as they come, playing hard on every play. 4. What made you pick softball as your main sport? It was never really a choice. I have loved the sport since I first held a bat in my hands, and playing softball for me is like breathing. I wouldn’t be able to go without it. 5.Who is your favorite professional athlete and why? Robinson Cano is my favorite professional player because I think he alone defines what an athlete should be; he is flexible in his role on the Yankees, he takes his talent to the next level through hard work and he embodies a humble persona that values the team as a whole over his personal goals.

Interview by Jaime Heilbron

Sport: Men’s Lacrosse Hometown: Nesconset, NY Major: History Why Jim? He went 13/22 on face-offs in the team’s last game, against Lehigh. 1. You were 59 percent on face-offs. What enables you to be so effective? A big thing with face-offs is confidence, and knowing that you can outsmart and outwork your opponent at the X. All week we knew face-offs would be a big factor in the game as Lehigh’s draw guy came into the game ranked No. 4 in the nation in winning percentage. Our Athletic Communications coaches gave my wing guys, junior John Donnally and senior Dave Tucciarone, a game plan that they both executed great and that really helped me focus on the face-off itself, without worrying about what was going on out on the wings. On my end, I watched the scout film and looked for his tendencies and techniques which allowed me to know how to counter his moves with some of my own and preform well. I was excited going into this game; you always want to play against the best, and being able to “win” my match-up and put us in a great position to win the game felt great. 2. You scored an important goal against the Midshipmen last weekend. How were you able to score? The level of intensity is the only thing that really changed. We stayed with our game plan but we definitely turned it up a notch in the second half and really worked for the W. Although we were winning 4-3 at the half, we did not play up to our full potential or abilities. Coach Nagle refocused us at the half and we came out of the gate fired up, doing all the little things that allow us to be successful, which we did not do well in the first half, and we were able to keep the lead till the end. 3. Your game in two weeks, against co-Patriot League leading Bucknell, is one that is hard to avoid looking ahead to. How will you be able to focus on Lafayette, and what will be necessary to bring home a win? After the way this weekend shook out in the Patriot League, everyone now knows the Bucknell game is essentially “the first round of the Patriot League tournament”–win it and host. However, we also know we need to take each game seriously because, as we learned a few times this year, when you don’t show up and work hard for your victories, they do not come. Lafayette is an explosive team. They have a very dangerous shooter on attack in Tom Perini, who is actually a very good friend of mine from high school who we will need to focus on, and some other key returning veterans who would love nothing better than to say they knocked off Colgate. Coach Nagle will keep us focused this week and we will take it one game at at time for the rest of the year, with hosting the tournament and then winning the tournament as our ultimate goal. Interview by Mitch Waxman


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Men’s Lacrosse Continues Winning Streak Topples Lehigh in Game on the Road, 11-8

CAN’T STOP US NOW: The Colgate team celebrates as they put yet another win up on the board. By Brendan Gibney Maroon-News Staff

The Colgate men’s lacrosse team secured a bid to the 2011 Patriot League tournament with a 11-8 road victory over Lehigh on Saturday, April 9. The squad is now 4-0 in league contests (8-3 overall) and has won its last four games. Senior attackman Ben McCabe topped the scoring chart with four goals of his own off of just five shots, but the Raiders received goals from a number of contributors: sophomore John Donnally chipped in two goals, and five other players each notched one, including seniors Andrew Mould and Dave Tucciarone, junior Jeff Ledwick, sophomore Matt Baker and first-year Jimmy Ryan. The scoring was even throughout most of the game, with each team trading tal-

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lies for the first three quarters of action. John Donnally opened the game’s scoring with an unassisted tally just 12 seconds into the match, but Lehigh countered with two of their own. Donnally, though, registered another unassisted marker to tie the game, and senior co-captain Rob Bosco found McCabe at the start of the second to give the Raiders a 3-2 lead. Lehigh tied the game yet again, but McCabe answered with his second of the match to give the Raiders another one-goal cushion. Lehigh would tally two to begin the third, but McCabe also found the back of the net for the third time of the game, evening the score at five apiece. Sophomore Peter Baum, the team’s leading scorer, then found senior longstick midfielder Dave Tucciarone for a score that would mark the onset of a four-goal Colgate run. Mould dished to

STEALING THE LIME LIGHT: Junior Patrick Campbell reaches out to take the ball from the Lehigh goalie on the clear. first-year Jimmy Ryan just three minutes later to give the Raiders a two-goal advantage, 7-5, McCabe rounded out the third-quarter scoring with his fourth of the game. Sophomore Matt Baker scored the first of the fourth quarter, converting on a man-up opportunity, but Lehigh stormed back, scoring the next three goals of the quarter to tie the game. Jeff Ledwick, however, scored with 3:31 remaining to give the Raiders the advantage once again. The defense, comprised of senior Greg Perkins, first-year Bobby Lawrence, sophomore James Queeney and junior goalie Jared Madison, with help from Tucciarone, were able to stave off any additional Mountain Hawk attacks. Mould put the nail in the coffin, scoring a goal with just 45 seconds remaining in the contest. A promising sign for the Raiders has

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been their demonstrated ability to win on the road; the team is 3-1 at home and 5-2 behind enemy lines. Two of the team’s three remaining scheduled games – against Lafayette, Bucknell and Maryland – are away, so the team’s success on the road should bode well for them later in the season, especially if they receive a bid to the NCAA tournament. Such a bid certainly looks realistic, considering the team has moved up to No. 16 in both the USILA Coach’s Poll and the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll released on Monday. Bucknell sits just ahead, at No. 12, in the poll, and Maryland ranks at No. 4. Colgate continues their road streak this weekend at Lafayette, however, when they square off against the 2-9 Leopards on Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. Contact Brendan Gibney at bgibney@colgate.edu.

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Women’s Lacrosse Suffers Tough Loss on the Road Falls to Navy, 14-11

By Alexandra Silverman Maroon-News Staff

The Colgate women’s lacrosse team traveled to Annapolis, M.D. this past Saturday to face Navy in its fourth conference game of the season. The Raiders fell to the Midshipmen by a final score of 14-11, which marked their first Patriot League loss of the year. Senior midfielder Colleen Bubnack demanded attention with a game-high five goals. Senior attacker Kate Bergstrom was also a noteworthy player tallying four points on two goals and two assists. Junior midfielder Courtney Miller remains one goal shy of 100 in her career, having scored a goal in Saturday’s game. The teams played evenly in the first nine minutes of the game. Bubnack and first-year midfielder Alison Flood were both able to find the back of the net. Colgate took a 2-1 lead over Navy before the hosts scored three unanswered goals to jump ahead with a 4-2 advantage over the Raiders. The Midshipmen would not give up their lead for the rest of the game. First-year midfielder Monica White put Colgate back on the scoreboard with her 18th goal of the season. Navy answered back with two goals, widening its lead to a 5-3 advantage over the Raiders with fifteen minutes remaining in the first frame of play. “We hurt ourselves,” Bergstrom said, reflecting on the first half of play. “We made some really critical mistakes, turning the ball over for no reason. A true testament to that is the halftime score – we had beaten them on draw controls 12-2, but they were winning 8-5. We needed to settle down after each goal and take time off the clock possessing the ball.” Junior attacker Katie Sullivan sliced the Midshipmen’s lead in half with a tally assisted by Miller; however, Navy quickly jumped

THROUGH THICK AND THIN: The Colgate women bring it in to the huddle to strategize about their next play. gocolgateraiders.com

back into action with three of the next four goals to take an 8-5 advantage over Colgate right at the end of the half. At the opening of the second half, Navy continued to build momentum with three consecutive goals in the first six minutes of play. The Midshipmen’s 11-5 lead over Colgate was the largest up to that point in the

Track Participates in Spring Invitational By Matt Flannery Maroon-News Staff

On Saturday April 9, 2011, the Colgate women’s track and field team traveled to Ithaca, New York to partake in the Cornell Spring Invitational. Once again, team scores were not recorded at the meet, but a number of individual athletes and relay squads posted very impressive numbers and represented Colgate well at the competition. The Raiders followed senior sprinter Michele Miller’s dominant performance last weekend with a strong collective effort in the sprinting events at Cornell, headlined by several top-five finishes. In the 100-meter dash, senior sprinter Emily Hepworth started the meet with a bang for the Raiders, placing fourth overall. Her final time of 13.07 was just .15 seconds away from qualifying for a podium position in the event. Miller followed up her season-best performance in the 200 and 400-meter dashes last week with another impressive performance on Saturday. In the 200-meter dash, Miller blazed past much of the competition, placing third overall in the event. Her time of 25.46 was just over a second off of the leading time, posted by Cornell’s Melissa Hewitt. In the 400-meter dash, the senior flew out of the starting blocks en route to a final time of 57.41, good enough for fourth overall in the event. Sophomore teammate Amy Sleeper finished close behind Miller in eighth place, hitting the tape with a time of 1:00.78. In the long distance events, junior Elise

DeRoo once again took the competition by storm. DeRoo took to the track in the 3000-meter run, and placed second overall, posting a school-record time of 9:49.02. The time demolished the previous record of 10:13.73 and qualified DeRoo for the ECAC Championships. Consistently one of Colgate’s top performers, DeRoo was rewarded for her strong showing by being named the Patriot League Female Runner of the Week. “The great thing about running is that the goal-setting never has to stop if you don’t want it to. You can always try to run faster than your fastest time. Often times getting a PR [personal record] is more gratifying than breaking school records or coming in first.” DeRoo said. The Raiders wrapped up their strong meet with notable performances in the relay events. In the 4x100-meter relay, Colgate’s ‘A’ squad of Hepworth, first-year Jamie King-Prunty, junior Alexandra Atkinson and Miller used smooth transitions to cruise to a third place finish in the event with a final time of 48.71. In the 4x400meter relay, they finished in an impressive second place, snapping the tape in 3:56.75. This weekend, Colgate will participate in a two-day meet in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to partake in the Bison Invite at Bucknell University. “It’s always an exciting meet filled with good competition, so it’s a great opportunity to shoot for a PR. I think we’ll see a lot of good times coming out of this weekend.” DeRoo said. Contact Matt Flannery at mflannery@colgate.edu.

game. Colgate slowly began to chip away at the ever-widening gap on the scoreboard with goals from Miller and Bubnack, bringing the score to 11-7 with 20:45 left of play. Navy fired back with three straight to widen its advantage to 14-7. Colgate attempted a comeback with four goals in the final 13 minutes of play. Bubnack and Bergstrom tal-

lied two goals each, but this last stand was not enough to overcome the deficit. The Raiders were outshot by their opponents yet again, as the Midshipmen claimed a 32-28 shot advantage over ’Gate. Colgate attackers were also unable to take advantage of free position shot opportunities. The Raiders received seven of these chances, but only Bubnack and Miller were able to capitalize on their opportunities. On the defensive end, there was a fair fight for possession of the ball. Colgate crushed Navy on the draw with a total of 18 draw controls, compared to the Midshipmen’s meager nine. Miller tallied six of the 18 controls for her team. On the ground, Navy was able to take its advantage with 18 out of the 31 ground balls. Junior goaltender Christina Roa had seven saves on the day. “Its frustrating to lose to Navy – that is our third loss to them in a row,” Bergstrom explained. “We wanted to beat them so badly; but, from here on out, we need to focus on Lafayette and Lehigh. If we beat both of them then we put ourselves in decent position for hosting the Patriot League Tournament. If we take care of those two teams, it will come down to who wins in the Navy and Lehigh game. We’d love to host. It’s so much fun.” Navy and Colgate are now in a three-way tie for first with Lehigh. With two games remaining in the season, Colgate players understand that it is time to step it up. “We’re going to have a really focused week of practice while we prepare to play Lafayette,” Bergstom said. “This week in practice we are going to work on the basics, simple things that we were executing well in the first part of the season.” The Raiders will take the field again this Saturday in a home match-up against Lafayette at 1 p.m. on Tyler’s field. Contact Alexandra Silverman at asilverman@colgate.edu.

Softball Goes 5-1 in Week Play Continued from backpage.

In Sunday’s early game, the Raiders put forth one of their most dominant performances of the season. LeCoq was once again dominant on the mound, earning her second career blanking, permitting only six hits. The rest of the city backed up her effort in impressive offensive fashion. The Raiders scored nine runs, which were highlighted by Siedhof’s two home runs, both good for two runs in the third and sixth innings. Several hours later, Colgate completed the weekend sweep with a nail-biting 5-4 triumph against the demoralized Bison. The Raiders scored once in the second and then benefitted

from Hartquist’s third blast of the weekend in the fourth to take a 2-0 lead. Bucknell obtained its first lead of the weekend in the bottom of the fourth by scoring three runs. It did not last long, however, as Vaughn homered for the second time in the weekend to give her team a 5-3 lead. Both squads traded runs in the seventh as Colgate obtained its eighth straight conference victory to remain in first place. The Raiders will next take the field at home this weekend in a pair of double-headers against Lehigh and will look to remain undefeated in Patriot League play. Contact Emma Barge at ebarge@colgate.edu.


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April 14, 2011

Sports D-7

Women’s Softball Drops Two at Sean Savage Memorial Tournament By Emma Barge Sports Editor

The women’s softball team traveled to Delaware this weekend to compete in the Sean Savage Memorial Tournament and faced Delaware State, the tournament’s host, and the State University of New York at Albany. Unfortunately, the team was unsuccessful in both match-ups and lost to Albany 0-1, and Delaware State 2-4. In the first game, sophomore Courtney O’Connell pitched and only allowed one hit in her seven innings of service, but even this amazing run was not enough to prevent the Great Danes from scoring their only run. In the third inning, Albany’s Diane MacDowell found an open opportunity to advance to second base after Colgate notched a fielding error, pushing Adrianna Walraven to third. MacDowell then took third and finally took home on another Colgate error. In game two, Colgate (8-11) got off to a great start, scoring two runs in the first inning off a single by first-year Haley Fleming that

shot down the right field line to bring home sophomore Alana Dyson and junior Jennifer Ortega. Delaware State (14-8) quickly answered back in the bottom half of the inning when they tallied two runs. They then tallied a third in the second inning, which was followed by an insurance run in the fourth inning to secure the win for Delaware and mark the second Colgate loss of the weekend. First-year Rachel LeCoq pitched six innings giving up eight hits and four runs, while striking out six in the second loss. Colgate was slated to play Morgan State on Sunday to be followed by the consolation game of the Memorial Tournament, but both games were canceled due to weather conditions. The Raiders will be back in action next weekend when they open Patriot League play with a couple of double-headers at Army. Their debut game is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Army Softball Complex. MAKING CONNECTIONS: Colgate batter makes contact with the ball at the Sean Contact Emma Barge at Savage Memorial Tournament at Delaware State this past weekend. ebarge@colgate.edu. Bob Cornell

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sports Maroon-News

April 14, 2011

GRABBED BY THE HORNS

Seth Greene

Softball Remains Undefeated in League Play By Emma Barge Sports Editor

The Colgate softball team continued its success this week, first splitting a two-game series with Albany, 7-1 and 8-0, respectively, and then sweeping Bucknell at home, 3-2 and 5-2 on Saturday and 9-0 and 5-4 on Sunday. After the four games, Colgate holds an undefeated record in League play with eight games under its belt in total. The first tilt against Albany ended in a strong 7-1 finish for Colgate. Senior Nicole Siedhof was a key player in the game, batting in two homeruns and three RBIs in the game. Colgate got off to a great start, as sophomore Alana Dyson led off with a walk and scored when junior Jennifer

Ortega hit a two-run homer. Colgate added to its lead in the third inning when Dyson and Ortega teamed up for a double steal to put runners on second and third with no outs. First-year Tera Vaughn then hit a double to bring both of her teammates home. Siedhof was the next batter up, and took Albany by surprise yet again when she hit her first home run, to push the score to 6-0. Albany was not able to score until the bottom half of the third when Adrianna Walraven hit a double to bring home Diane MacDowell. The Raiders answered quickly with their final run in the fifth inning, when Siedhof yet again made contact for her second homer of the game, and fourth homer in three games. First-year Rachel LeCoq, a pitcher who has greatly contributed to the team’s success this

season, started on the mound and pitched five innings. She struck out five Danes and let only one run past to tally her ninth win. LeCoq also broke the Colgate strikeout record with 82 for the season so far. In the second game, Albany was carried by Brittany MacFawn who threw a five-inning no hitter. The Danes scored one run in the first, but exploded in the third, batting 7 in and taking the win, 8-0. Three days later, the Raiders took the field for their first home games of the year against the Bucknell Bison. In the first contest, Colgate rode a three-run first inning and held on for the 3-2 victory. First-year Tera Vaughn came up big for ’Gate, hitting a two-run homer to start things off. Junior Stephanie Hartquist’s one-run homer

followed her soon afterwards. Bucknell answered right back with a two-run bomb of its own in the top of the second and that was it for the scoring. From then on, the game became a pitcher’s duel as LeCoq and the Bison’s Alex MacLean combined to throw five and a half innings of shutout softball. Hartquist remained dominant in the next game, hitting another homer, this time a threerunner in the fourth inning, which was backed up by a two-run one from sophomore Emmie Dolfi two innings later. Bucknell made things interesting in the fifth and sixth episodes, scoring off an error in the fifth and proceeding to add a run in the sixth while the bases were loaded. Colgate then retook control in the sixth. Continued on D-4


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