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Homecoming Bonfire Held Despite Inclement Weather By Laura D’Angelo Maroon-News Staff

Even though some of the Colgate Raider athletes were finishing up their volleyball and hockey games on Friday night, other Homecoming events on campus were just getting fired up. Despite the stormy weather, students and alumni gathered around the annual Homecoming bonfire on Whitnall Field at 9 p.m. Fortunately, the only danger that ensued was not related to the fire or the storm; instead, Colgate’s own professor-led band, Dangerboy, provided all of the entertainment for the night. Dangerboy kicked off the night playing popular cover songs of artists ranging from Weezer and Green Day to more recent songs from Adele and Foster the People. The band, which is composed of three Colgate faculty members, has been performing for seven years, but had not performed at the bonfire until this year. With Associate Professor of Mathematics Aaron Robertson as the guitarist and singer, Associate Professor

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of Biology and Environmental Studies Frank Frey as the bassist and Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology Scott Kraly as the drummer, the band has all its bases covered. As an alternative pop rock or “nerd rock” band, as Robertson describes it, the members are successful in creating music that appeals to the diverse range of musical tastes at Colgate.

Board of Trustees Dine and Meet with Students as Part of Campus Visit By Rebekah Ward Assistant News Editor

Last week, as the buzz of Homecoming weekend was just beginning for many Colgate students and alumni, the 35 members of the Board of Trustees were making the pilgrimage back to Hamilton, NY with a different agenda on the table. Their homecoming was tightly packed with board meetings and events between October 13-15, but the Board of Trustees managed to squeeze in two meals with students to give them the chance to meet, greet and talk Colgate. Specifically, the Board of Trustees is a body of 35 members that has fiscal responsibility for the conduct of the University; they meet four times a year, usually on-site. Besides encounters like those organized this past Friday, these powerful individuals are largely invisible in the daily life of the University. On Friday afternoon, several hundred students attended

a lunch at the Hall of Presidents (HOP) hosted by the alumni leadership of the Presidents’ Club. All seniors were invited to this networking event, as well as any other current student members of the Presidents’ Club. “The trustees were seated at different tables and students were seated with trustees who had experience in the student’s area of career interest. Other alumni members of the Presidents’ Club also participated and provided their career advice and served as networking resources,” Vice President and Senior Advisor, Secretary to the Board of Trustees Robert L. Tyburski said. In the evening of the same day, Board members were able to interact with students in a more personal setting during a catered dinner in Donovan’s Pub. Administrative staff identified students with a broad crosssection of interests and activities to invite. Continued on page A-3

Usually, Dangerboy can be found performing at fraternity parties, house parties, tailgates for football games, the ice hockey arena and for Konosioni, Colgate’s senior honor society. “There were more people in attendance than at a typical Colgatesponsored event, but definitely fewer than there would be at a house party or fraternity party,” Robertson said. Continued on page A-3

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Brown Bag Discussion Centers Around Bias Policy By Morgan Giordano

THE SHOW GOES ON: The traditional Homecoming bonfire attracted students with music and food, despite poor conditions.

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When first-year students arrive on campus for orientation, they attend many lectures and meetings to get them properly adjusted to college life. However, the bias-related conduct program is not presented to the students during this time. On Thursday, October 13, students were able to attend a brown bag to help understand Colgate’s own bias-related incident policy. The brown bag consisted of professors and staff discussing the bias-related incident policy, and students were able to voice their own opinions. The bias-related conduct policy is based on legally protected categories, such as any sort of harassment that is verbal, physical, visual or communication based. Stalking and hate crimes also fall into this category. The behaviors can either be interfering with a student’s ability to live, work, learn or participate in university

life or create a hostile environment that they can live in, but not happily. “This policy was started because Colgate did not have a clean policy on bias-related conduct,” Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, University Harassment Officer and Staff Affirmative Action Officer Lynn Rugg said. “It turned into a five-year process of different individuals heading it up until it got approved in October 2009,” Dean of the Sophomore Year-Experience and University Harassment Officer Kim Taylor said. “The sexual misconduct and biasrelated conduct policies were made together so they would mirror one another,” Rugg said. “However, I only did the sexual misconduct for the first-year students at orientation.” The decision to only have the sexual misconduct meeting for first-years was a result of a series of sexual misconduct incidents that brought it to the forefront. Continued on page A-4

Students Pack the Loj for Annual Applefest Event By Alan Pleat Maroon-News Staff

Has your mother ever recited to you the proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, if this axiom holds true, doctors in the Chenango Valley may soon be run out of business after the recent Applefest at the Loj House on Saturday, October 15. One could find a plethora of baked and unbaked goods made out of – you guessed it – apples. All of the apples used at the event came from Stonebrothers Farm, a small local farm in Canastota, New York. Among some of the mouthwatering goods at Applefest were an assortment of uniquely made apple pies, apples crisp cakes, apple cookies, caramel apples, apple cheesecake, apple cider and much, much more. Who knew that there were so many distinctive desserts that could be made out of apples? Aside from indulging in numerous tasty desserts, Colgate students and local residents were encouraged to participate in the actual cooking and pre-

SWEET TREATS: Attendees enjoyed a wide variety of dishes made with apples including apple pies and apple cider. Karen Alley

paring of the food that made the event a success. This interactive tradition proves why the annual Applefest is becoming such a strong community-building event in the town of Hamilton. However, the Applefest did not only feature great food and beverages. The Broad Street Association also invited Colgate’s Juggling Club to exhibit their routines with incredible precision using none other than

apples! Furthermore, there was a DJ at the event who played lively music, which proved to compliment the upbeat social scene well. “We cooked for a while and tried to make enough pies to make everyone happy…the event proved to be a huge success,” junior Spenser Nehrt said. Nehrt was a cooking participant and co-planner of the event. Continued on page A-4


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COLGATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT Monday, 10/10

7:18 a.m.: Received a report of a covered smoke detector at 49 Broad Street. Campus Safety discovered three covered smoke detectors and a large beer bong. Case referred for disciplinary process.

Tuesday, 10/11 12:52 a.m.: Campus Safety observed a student in Taylor Lake in violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process. 1:13 a.m.: Campus Safety observed three underage students in possession of alcohol on the roof of Dana Arts Center in violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process.

Wednesday, 10/12 10:12 a.m.: Campus Safety on routine patrol of the Townhouse Apartments observed a beer keg in a parked vehicle. Case referred for disciplinary process. 4:45 p.m.: Received a theft report of a chemical from Olin Hall which was later found in a different location

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Thursday, 10/13 1:35 a.m.: Residents of Newell Apartments were found in possession of marijuana and had covered two smoke detectors in violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process. 6:00 a.m.: Campus Safety assisted the Hamilton Police Department at the Hamilton Central School bus garage when an underage intoxicated student was found inside the garage. The student was arrested for trespass and criminal mischief. Case referred for disciplinary process. 10:10 a.m.: Received a report from the Hamilton Police an underage student was cited on 10/1/2011 at 5:42 p.m. for possession of alcohol on Lebanon Street. Case referred for disciplinary process. 12:46 p.m.: A student reported his secured bicycle missing from Parker Apartments. 7:29 p.m.: Campus Safety on routine patrol on Chapel House Road observed trees in the back of a pickup truck. When questioned, two students admitted to cutting

the trees from the upper ski hill area without authorization. Case referred for disciplinary process. 11:39 p.m.: Campus Safety on routine patrol of Ryan Arts Studio discovered a damaged window screen.

Friday, 10/14 1:44 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at Whitnall House who was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary process. 4:39 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student found wondering downtown. Student was left in the care of a friend. Case referred for disciplinary process. 8:00 a.m.: Received a report of a vehicle being driven erratically on campus. Investigation revealed this same vehicle was observed on West Kendrick Avenue and the occupants were yelling obscenities at passersby. Case referred for disciplinary process. 11:48 p.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at O’Connor Campus Center. Student was left in the care of a friend. Case referred for disciplinary process.

Saturday, 10/15

11:02 a.m.: A student was injured after falling at Starr Rink and was transported by SOMAC ambulance to Community Memorial Hospital. 11:32 a.m.: Residents of Parker Apartments were found to have covered a smoke detector in violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process. 1:47 p.m.: A student was injured while playing rugby on Academy Field and transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety. 2:22 p.m.: A student was injured while playing rugby on Academy Field and transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety. 3:56 p.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student near Persson Hall who was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety. Case referred for disciplinary process. 7:30 p.m.: A disorderly student was escorted from the hockey game at Starr Rink. Case referred for disciplinary process. 7:35 p.m.: A spectator at Starr Rink reported while sitting in a chair, it broke and he landed on the floor.

Sunday, 10/16

1:13 a.m.: Fire alarm at 88 Broad Street was caused by a maliciously discharged fire extinguisher. 1:20 a.m.: Campus Safety officers discovered drug paraphernalia at 88 Broad Street. Case referred for disciplinary process. 2:37 a.m.: Campus Safety on routine patrol of University Court Apartments observed an underage intoxicated visitor. Visitor was left in the care of her host. Case referred for disciplinary process. 2:45 p.m.: Campus Safety assisted the Hamilton Police with an underage intoxicated student near the Oneida Savings Bank. Student was left in the care of a friend. Case referred for disciplinary process. 2:13 p.m.: A visitor was injured while playing rugby on Academy Field and transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety. 3:30 p.m.: A student was injured while playing rugby on Academy Field and transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety. 7:34 p.m.: An ill student at Starr Rink was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Campus Safety.

OfficeHours . Spencer Kelly

Psychology Professor’s Research Focuses on How Hand Gestures Affect Learning Japanese Speech Sounds by matt knowles Maroon-News Staff

Many think of their professors as teaching and grading machines, but it may surprise you to hear that professors are people, too! This column, Office Hours, is about taking the time to see different sides of our beloved professors that are not regularly displayed in the classroom. Spencer Kelly is an associate professor in the psychology department who specializes in body language and how it accompanies spoken language. “From a young age, I learned that a lot goes on, more than just words, in social interactions…eye gaze, body posture, hand gestures, all sorts of things,” Professor Kelly said. Professor Kelly’s recent research has taken his specialty and applied it in new and unexpected ways. Inspired by student interest, one of Professor Kelly’s most exciting lines of work explores the role that hand gestures play in second language learning. In one study, Professor Kelly showed that brief instruction with gesture

helps people learn new vocabulary daily lives, I would put Ameri- very interested in the study of augitems in Japanese. cans and Japanese across from mented cognition, or the idea of Building on his work, he and one another.” using technology to augment one’s Associate Professor of thinking. Japanese and Chair Augmentof East Asian Laned cogniguages and Literature tion is the (EALL) Yukari Hipractice rata received a grant of using from the National technolScience Foundation, ogy to aid along with a grant the brain’s from Colgate’s Picker functions. Institute, to research An examhow hand gestures ple of augaffect learning novel mented speech sounds in cognition Japanese. Kelly was is to use surprised to learn Google or that while emphasiza search ing lip movements is engine as A PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR’S THOUGHTS: Associate very helpful in teacha quick ing Japanese speech Psychology Professor Spencer Kelly is interested in augmented reference. sounds, hand gestures cognition and centers a lot of his research in Japan. colgate.edu Professor are not. This went Kelly adagainst all of his previous research on Professor Kelly pointed out his mitted that as he ages, his memrelated topics. love for traveling and how, dur- ory for small bits of information Professor Kelly has gone to Ja- ing his recent sabbatical, he trav- and trivia has gotten worse. He pan several times for his research, eled extensively through Europe believes that this could very well and intends to return this summer. giving talks. be due to the fact that he can “If you could put opposites in In the broader world of psy- easily search any question on a terms of how they go about their chology, Professor Kelly is also search engine and instantly find

the answer, negating the need for extensive memorization. An even more intense version of augmented cognition is called deep brain stimulation, or DBS. In DBS, electrodes are implanted in a patient’s brain to create a certain effect, such as producing dopamine, a neural chemical that produces happiness. “We’re doing some incredible things…we’re becoming cyborgs to some extent. We’re implanting machines into our bodies,” Professor Kelly said. Professor Kelly also brought up that we are only a short step away from being able to plant similar electrodes in a frontal cortex to augment memory, and that we are on the brink of many exciting breakthroughs in the realm of neuroscience. All-in-all, Professor Kelly is extremely optimistic about the future of psychology and loves his profession very much. “It would make me a very happy man on my death bed if psychology works its way into everyday life to enhance people’s happiness, and it’s just starting to do that.” Contact Matt Knowles at mknowles@colgate.edu.


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Students Voice Their Anthropologist Visits Campus Opinions to the for Cyber-Space Lecture Board of Trustees Over Dinner by anna d’alessandro Maroon-News Staff

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“We try to keep the numbers low enough to be intimate and allow for meaningful discussion. In Friday’s case, we wanted to have two trustees per four students or so,” Interim Vice President and Dean of the College, Scott C. Brown, said. Students were assigned to small tables with one or several trustees; besides dining, there was no explicit agenda to the evening and conversations were diverse and personalized. Many students left Donovan’s Pub raving about how interesting and accomplished the trustees they had encountered were with their lives after Colgate. “At the dinner, I was able to sit with three trustees, Class of ’71, ’72 and ’91, all of whom were extremely amiable and genuinely interested in what was occurring on campus. Most notably, Gus Coldebella ’91 joined us later on in the dinner and humbly told us anecdotes of when he was one of the head litigators for Homeland Security under the Bush administration,” senior Alex Restrepo said. For trustees, the dinner provided the opportunity to meet current students and hear their take on the state of the university. Alumni were able to catch up on student life at Colgate and the changes to academics life. For students, the dinner was a opportunity to voice their opinions. “From my observation and conversations with the board, I sensed very good engagement and trustees used the conversations to learn why students chose Colgate, the nature of their academic, residential and extracurricular experiences, what’s working well and what needs improvement,” Tyburski said. “I think the dinner with the Trustees is a very worthwhile event. You get to meet people that are invested in Colgate and genuinely want to know about your experience and share information and advice with you. You also get the chance to hear about the experiences of other students from various

backgrounds, grades and organizations,” senior Sarah Ellis said. “The idea for the studenttrustee dinners in Donovan’s Pub this past Friday night was the product of collaboration by President Herbst and Chair of the Board [of Trustees] Denis Cronin ’69,” Tyburski said. But though the formats of encounters vary, the board likes to be engaged with both students and faculty members in some form every time it convenes. This element of the program has been true for many years. The two trustee events, though similar in that they allowed students to interact directly with the Board, had very different purposes and therefore atmospheres. “The lunch was much more broad and open, it was more about our life after Colgate, versus the dinner, which was about our experiences at Colgate and what we could do to make Colgate better,” senior Terica Adams said. These two meals, and especially the Friday night dinner, allowed a very important interaction and informational exchange to take place between the alumni responsible for the direction and fate of the University and the students who are ultimately affected by their input. Although the students’ reactions to the events on October 14 were generally positive, some valuable suggestions were put forward, as well. “The board members that I spoke to were pretty insightful, and they offered some good advice in terms of how to network and maximize my Colgate education. At the same time, I felt that Homecoming weekend was perhaps not the best weekend for sharing different things that we could improve about Colgate. The conversation was not extensive enough that we could communicate to them exactly what changes we expect as students on campus and where the needs are,” sophomore Marvin Vilma said. Contact Rebekah Ward at rward@colgate.edu.

On Thursday, October 13 renowned anthropologist and Notre Dame Professor Carolyn Nordstrom visited campus. Her day included recording a podcast with Colgate University President Jeffrey Herbst and two meals with Peace and Conflict Studies students, faculty and alumni. She also attended Associate Professor of Anthropology and Peace and Conflict Studies Nancy Ries’s class “Practices of Peace and Conflict,” in which students were reading Nordstrom’s book Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the 21st Century. In the evening, she gave a talk entitled “The Global Shadow of Tomorrow’s War” to a packed Love Auditorium as part of the Peter C. Schaehrer Memorial Lecture series. She spoke about her newest research which focuses on the issues of cyber-security. An introduction by Kenneth Schanzer ‘66 provided a background on the lecture series. In its third year, the series was established and continues to commemorate and honor Schaehrer “not because he died, but because he lived.” Schanzer shared with the audience how Schaehrer enriched Schanzer’s life and talked in particular about the theme of caring. Ries spoke next. She informed the audience that Thursday was Nordstrom’s third visit to campus and that Nordstrom’s work was frequently taught in Peace and Conflict Studies classes at Colgate. She also explained that Nordstrom was to be the keynote speaker at Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees’s UNSPOKEN Human Rights Conference, which occurred Friday in Utica. Ries asked Nordstrom to participate in the Schaehrer Memorial Lecture series after

discussions with Director of the Upstate Institute, Ellen Kraly. “When I consulted with…the Schaehrer alumni and Daniel Monk, Cooley Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, as well as William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Geography Ellen Kraly, Director of UNSPOKEN Peter Vogelaar and others involved in organizing UNSPOKEN, all thought Carolyn Nordstrom was a perfect choice – as she turned out to be,” Ries said. Nordstrom opened her lecture by recounting a conversation she had with the first-year seminar that she is teaching. Her students did not think “our society is going to make it.” She further explained that, “The threads of society are unraveling because people have stopped caring.” While the majority of her students thought that there would be no end to this destruction, others thought that society would begin to acknowledge and address this problem when it is on the brink of disaster. Nordstrom described herself as “flabbergasted by this startlingly prevalent viewpoint.” “The world does not change by innovations, it changes by us,” Nordstrom said as she tied her story back to Schanzer’s introduction. “The Schaehrer lecture represents people who care and want to bring that to others.” After continuing the thoughts of Schanzer and Ries about the lecture series, Nordstrom began to address the topic of cyber-security. She told the story of her iPhone being hacked a year and a half ago. As a result, information from her e-mail to her global positioning system had been made accessible to strangers, whose intentions were unknown. When police and telephone companies were unfazed by her concerns, she began to research the world of hacking extensively. “I plan to scare you, pretty badly, and I’m sorry,” she said

about sharing her findings. Nordstrom’s main point is that the world is changing. “We have not been in a situation in the world for centuries and centuries in which individuals have the same means, resources and technology that militaries do,” Nordstrom said. She claims that the change the world is experiencing is that we are once again entering a time when individuals, transnational organized crime groups, militaries and governments have this same access. “With this change in the nature of power, individuals have to accept responsibilities that they never had to accept before,” Nordstrom said. Nordstrom told the story of an interview she had with a 12-year-old boy in an airport. The boy believed that the world was coming to an end because no one in the generations above his was doing anything to stop it. She used the example to introduce her call to action. “We are entering an era that is absolutely unthinkable that we need to start thinking about,” she said. She urged the audience to use their imagination when contemplating the material she presented. Furthermore, Nordstrom left them with a reminder that if everyone did just one thing, those things would add up to create a difference. Ries reported receiving positive feedback from students about the lecture, but noted that they were “completely chilled by the implications of what [Nordstrom] said.” “I absolutely loved this lecture,” senior Nicole Nadal said. “I think Carolyn Nordstrom is an extremely engaging speaker who is great at being able to get you to think about your own life and the ways in which you interact with the world around you in a new way.” Contact Anna D’Alessandro at adalessandro@colgate.edu.

class, has the honor of presiding at many traditional torchlight ceremonies at Colgate. “I think mostly [the lighting of the bonfire] falls in line with the idea that [Konosioni] is, in part, ‘keepers of the Colgate tradition’ and are responsible for upholding school spirit, ushering in the incoming class and maintaining connections with alumni,” senior and President of Konosioni Lindsay Strand said. Other torchlight processionals that are led by the society include those at Convocation, the night before Commencement when each member of the senior class holds a torch and every spring for the induction of the incoming Konosioni class. Although the damp wood

created a less-than-ideal situation for lighting the bonfire, Konosioni was still able to carry on the tradition with the help of the Hamilton Fire Department. “The fire was small at first, but then got a lot bigger since fire doubles in size every minute,” sophomore and volunteer firefighter Cristina Gutowski said. With Dangerboy playing the latest songs and Toll House pie readily available, it is hard to imagine that the tradition of the Homecoming Bonfire would not be a success. “To be a part of preserving a longstanding Colgate tradition was an amazing experience,” senior and member of Konosioni Samantha Myers said. Contact Laura D’Angelo at ldangelo@colgate.edu.

Despite Gloomy Weather, Traditional Homecoming Bonfire Attracts Large Crowd Continued from Page A-1

“It was also drizzling the whole time so that probably kept the crowd down.” Over the course of two hours, Dangerboy played 26 songs, three of which included the popular songs “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People and “Dear Maria” by All Time Low. As if Dangerboy were not enough to entice students and alumni, Colgate also provided slices of the hugely popular Toll House pie. While attendees enjoyed their pie, they also witnessed the traditional lighting of the bonfire by Konosioni. Konosioni, which consists of 26 students in the senior


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Applefest Tradition Continues Continued from page A-1

But what is the true purpose of this unique event? The importance of the event goes far beyond simply making people aware of the delightful taste of apples. “Applefest is meant to get people together to bake apple products and foster community building…and to celebrate the fall season,” senior Sarah Lemon said. Lemon was the event organizer and is the leader of the Broad Street Association. As the leaves change their pigments and begin to fall onto the unforgiving ground, never to be seen again until next spring, Applefest attempts to foster within students and local residents an appreciation and admiration of the nature that surrounds us. Applefest serves as a way for us to give thanks to what the forces of nature provide us with. As to how Applefest started, Lemon suggests that it was an enigmatic occurrence that kept “materializing” every homecoming until it became a true tradition. Today, Applefest stands not only as a symbol that Colgate University’s infamous freezing weather is fast approaching, but also as a way for students and residents to come together and form everlasting bonds that can only make the university community stronger and more prosperous. Contact Alan Pleat at apleat@colgate.edu.

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Students Discuss Solutions to Tolerance and Bias Issues at Brown Bag Discussion Continued from page A-1

Currently, one can report incidents either by calling Campus Safety, the harassment advisors or by reporting it online. There are ten harassment advisors for the 2011-2012 school year including faculty, two students and two co-facilitators. “It can all be done anonymously, but it would make the proceeding more difficult to investigate,” Rugg said. Reporting anonymously may not help the investigation to progress, but it would allow people to know the issues at hand. One may file a complaint to these same locations. “To file a report and a complaint are different,” Rugg said. “If someone threatens you with a knife, you do not go to informal resolution, but if someone goes by you and mutters something under their breath, that’s a case for informal.” After explaining the policy on bias-related conduct and the process of reporting an incident, the floor was opened up to questions and suggestions. One student suggested that there should be a more concrete punishment system for those who perform acts of bigotry. Currently, Colgate does not have minimum punishments for such acts. “The range of behaviors is so broad that it makes it challenging to put a sanction

on it. The sanction determines the impact,” Taylor said. In order to make sure every student has a fair trial in front of the bias-related conduct board, the members of the board do not have the history of the student before them and they make the decision whether the student is responsible for the offense or not. This allows the board to not be biased in their decision. The question was raised whether the zero tolerance policy refers to minimum sanctions. “I do not like minimum sanctions, but I like a range of sanctions,” Rugg said. Expulsion is the most severe punishment the bias-related conduct board can assign. “We have gray area options other than expulsion and suspension,” Rugg said. “Probation always seems lower, but it goes to graduation with you.” When one receives probation, the misdemeanor will be sent out to any job, medical school, law school, graduate school or study abroad program that the student is applying to. “That is a deal breaker. It is on there what you did. You are a legal liability. It carries a lot more weight, like a DWI. You are a loose cannon,” Taylor said. The conversation turned to how students can not only know about the bias-related conduct policies, but also how to make them feel comfortable reaching out if an

incident did occur. Ideas were thrown out about putting up posters in common places that would contain the harassment advisors’ phone numbers. One student suggested that the board try to make a bias-related conduct policy lecture into something that students will not try to get out of. Instead, they should try to go in a different direction to make it desirable like the “Yes Means Yes” assembly. The idea that every student organization on campus should have an appointed student harassment advisor also was proposed. Another student believed that the incidents that occur on campus should be posted in a public place such as the Maroon-News, like the blotter, so that the conversation can continue and not fade away. Since the enactment of the bias-related conduct policy in October 2009, not a single case has gone through until this year. This event has caused the board to reevaluate their presence on campus and contemplate how to become a common resource. “We want to support the students that come forward and protect them so that they do not feel like they have to transfer,” Taylor said. “We want to move forward from here.” Contact Morgan Giordano at mgiordano@colgate.edu.


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Editor’s Column

Not So Scary Anymore By Hannah Guy Managing Editor

Another Homecoming weekend has come and gone, taking with it countless mini reunions with the ghosts of Colgate seniors past. Homecoming has that weird kind of déjà vu thing going for it. We spend two months getting used to campus without the people who graduated last year and then they swarm back and it feels both totally natural and really strange. Knowing that you can do the Glass-Bacon-Nichols-Jug lap and being sure that you’ll get to see everyone you want to see is a wonderful feeling. And seeing the alumni’s ability to jump right back into the Colgate lifestyle gave me the motivation to really make the most of my weekend, too. But there were other things on my mind this weekend other than boozing and schmoozing. This year, the concept that these alumni are my future really hit home. Seven months separates me from the alumnae classification. Needless to say, that’s a scary thought. So in between overly enthusiastic hugs and gossip sharing, I attempted to gather some hard data on Life After Colgate. The most common feeling I got from the graduated masses seemed to be a deep nostalgia for Colgate combined with the truth that the real world certainly has its perks. At first, everyone wants to make sure you know exactly how great you have it. There’s always something going on here, you rarely have to get out of bed before 10 a.m. (if you plan your schedule correctly) and there’s no cover charge at the Jug. But once they get over their trip down memory lane, they’ll confess that the real world isn’t so bad. I’m sharing some of the most pertinent results to any concerned seniors (is there any other kind?) here, in hopes that when we get to the real world together and I’m jobless, you’ll remember my advice and take pity on me by letting me sleep on your couch. Juniors and below need not read further; you’re far too young to be worrying about the future. One of the primary things that alums admit to liking is the escape from the bubble into the wide world. Now, I know I’ll miss being able to run a background check on any boy at the Jug just by texting a few friends. There’s a level of comfort here that we’ll never have Out There. But the flip side of that is that we get to leave some of our more questionable moments behind. No one in any of the thriving metropolises in your future knows that you once made out with five girls in one night before going home with a sixth and peeing in her roommate’s shoes. No one has to know about that time you yelled at everyone in a 15-foot radius because you saw your Friday night makeout swapping spit with your roomie on Saturday. You get to leave those beautiful memories on Broad Street and head out into a world where you’re as pulled together as everyone else (or at least you can pretend to be). So the real world gives us a level of anonymity that’s kind of nice. And what else does it offer us? The correct answer is time. You Future Financial Warlords of America can skip this paragraph, you definitely won’t have any free time. But those of us interested in pursuing more manageable careers actually might. Imagine coming home from work and not having to sit down and start your massive pile of reading. There’s no paper writing in the real world. In fact, we can do things totally unrelated to work! We can go to the movies, or shows, or go out to dinner and not have to think about how much work we could be getting done during that time. That little ball of guilt that sits in my stomach and yells at me when I’m not being productive will go away and leave me to my leisure (well, actually, I’m Catholic, so probably not, but yours might!). One more thing to look forward to: being the cream of the crop. Let’s face it, everyone at this school is really smart and really good looking and tends to look put together a good portion of the time. Those facts can give anyone an inferiority complex. I have it on good authority that in the real world, we’ll be compared to actual humans instead of robots. We’ll be so desirable, the real world won’t know what to do with us! Won’t that be great? My blood pressure drops just thinking about it. As I sit here on a Sunday night, using my Editor’s Column as a form of procrastination, I have to admit that a future in which I don’t feel guilty every second that I’m not working on my thesis definitely has some appeal. And as lame as it might be, I look forward to a Saturday spent engrossed in a Criminal Minds marathon. A world where I don’t go out four nights a week is probably the world that my liver has been longing for since freshman year. In my future, there’s actual time for making actual dinner (not Special K). Looking at the benefits of the real world makes graduation seem ever so slightly bearable. See you out there kids. Contact Hannah Guy at hguy@colgate.edu.


B-2 Commentary

The Colgate Maroon-News

What’s Left

October 20, 2011

Being Right

Andrew Philipson

Kyle Gavin

Class of 2014

Class of 2013

Trainwreck

A Dream Realized

This Week’s Topic: Herman Cain Let’s meet Herman Cain. He’s a political outsider, the former CEO of a pizza chain and In the past few weeks, Herman Cain has gone from being an obscure candidate to a currently the GOP favorite to be the next President of the United States. Really. bona fide contender for the Republican nomination. Many talking heads attribute his surge For the entirety of President Obama’s term, Republicans have criticized him as a politician to the simplicity and elegance of his “9-9-9” tax proposal and “Chilean Model” for social with no private sector experience, yet this prospective nominee has zero political experience. security reform. Sure, plenty of times a congressman or senator runs without any political experience and (if However, Cain has been trumpeting these plans for months and barely moved in the elected) serves his/her constituents well. But can we really live with a President who has never polls, until the Occupy Wall Street movement started to pick up steam in the last month. spent even a minute in public office? On October 5, Cain said, “If you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself!” Herman Cain has never worked for people in the lowest class. He’ll tell you that he provided Cain represents the traditional American approach of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps great benefits to his workers, including health care, 401Ks and high wages, but in reality, the which is fueling his rise. workers of Godfather’s Pizza (his former business) barely make up a discernable fraction of the Cain has been catching a lot of flak from the mainstream media for criticizing the Occupy American populace. Wall Street movement which consists of unemployed college students, money sucking unions, How will Herman Cain handle those who don’t have jobs? low skilled workers and an assortment of other leftists who How will he deal with those who can’t afford health insurare trying to channel the spirit of Karl Marx who wrote in ance? Cain has already promised to repeal, in his words, the 1848, “Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose “Health Care ‘Deform.’” Cain explains that healthcare has but your chains.” to be “patient-centered,” but fails to mention that the passed By the looks of some of these unwashed hippies, the healthcare reform is entirely patient-centered; in fact, it adds group should change their slogan to “Deadbeats of the world over 33 million new patients to the populace who couldn’t unite; you have nothing to lose but your handouts.” These afford health care before. protesters are complaining about high levels of student debt, Herman Cain also has triumphed a new tax plan, “The a lack of jobs and high corporate profits, and see Wall Street 9-9-9 Plan.” All fast food jokes aside, it’s an incredibly simple as the source of all their woes. plan to create a nine percent business flat tax, a nine percent Well, guess what, deadbeats? It is not Wall Street’s fault individual flat tax and a nine percent national sales tax. For a that you decided to major in something like women’s studconservative, this is a fairly moderate tax plan. ies and take out $200,000 in loans to pay for it instead But it’s what Cain removes from the tax code that makes of majoring in something that would give you marketable it absolutely damning for our country: it removes taxes on skills such as engineering, computer science or economcapital gains, extends the Bush-era tax cuts (that, if removed, ics. It is not Wall Street’s fault that you decided to take would put an absurd amount of money back into society) and out a $700,000 mortgage when you make $7,000 a year. creates the first flat national tax in our country since 1913. Employment is not a right, it is a privilege. Retirement is Graduated taxes mean that people who make more money pay not a right, it is a privilege. You were the one who made a higher percentage of their income as taxes. these stupid decisions, so you are the one who has to suffer Opponents of a graduated tax cry foul that different perthe consequences. centages imply different levels of economic burden, but in re- CAIN HE DO IT?: Recently, Herman Cain has gained a lot To the clowns protesting that their tax dollars were used to ality, it’s more constructive to look at concrete dollar values. of political foothold as the Republican candidate for Presi- fund Wall Street bailouts, most of you make up the 50 percent If Joe Smith, who makes $100 a year, pays a 9 percent tax, dent. Can his no-nonsense politics win him the election? who free ride by paying no federal income taxes. If you want to he’ll only have $91 at the end of the year. On the other hand, be a leech, you have every right to be. However, you should sit ponderingprinciples.com Uncle Moneybags makes $100 million a year, so after his 9 there and suck off the 50 percent of hardworking Americans percent tax, he only has $91 million. Yes, both pay the same percentage of their income to the who pay taxes and shut up like a good leech instead of bashing the people who allow you to live government, but not only does Uncle Moneybags’s taxed income provide greater benefit to your lazy and unproductive lifestyle. Herman Cain is rising to the top of the polls because he our country, he also has one million times as much money as Joe Smith at the end of the year. is the antithesis of the leeches who are protesting. Mr. Cain comes from a very humble backIt’s ludicrous that politicians like Cain don’t understand that graduated taxes, while not ground. You could even say that he is part of the 99 percent that the Occupy Wall Street loons necessarily egalitarian, are by far the fairest way to tax a populace. claim to identify with. His father worked three jobs as a chauffeur, barber and janitor. Mr. Cain The best thing about Herman Cain’s presidential campaign is that it provides a treasure trove paid his way through college and instead of majoring in something useless such as sociology, he of ridiculousness that any American can enjoy (If you don’t believe me, YouTube “Imagine there’s pursued a degree in mathematics and then a master’s degree in computer science. no pizza” and enjoy). Herman Cain did not look for a government handout or begrudge the success of the Take, for example, his absolutely baffling comments regarding Muslims. He claims “Islam is rich. He stayed focused, worked hard and rose to the top of the corporate ladder when he both a religion and a set of laws, Sharia Law. That’s the difference between any one of our other became CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. The Herman Cain experience is refreshing to the millions traditional religions.” I’d love to point out the Ten Commandments or the Gospel, but Cain was of Americans who followed the same path to get their slice of the American Dream, and for too busy interrupting me with more lunacy. this is he has seen a 20 percent jump in the polls. When asked if a community had the right to refuse the construction of a mosque, Cain Now, many will say that this view is coldhearted and that the Herman Cain story would said, “Yes. They have a right to do that. That’s not discriminating based on religion.” But wait, not be possible in today’s America due to income inequality. This is utterly false. The Amerithere’s still more! can Dream is alive and well today. However, many of our own citizens choose not to pursue When asked to explain a previous comment that he would not appoint a Muslim in his it. The thousands of immigrants who come to this country every year with nothing in their administration, he clarified that he could possibly appoint one, just he wouldn’t be comfortable pockets but who work hard and flourish are the true Americans among us. How can someone with it. “You have peaceful Muslims and you have militant Muslims – those that are trying to come to this country with nothing in his pockets and succeed, but our own citizens, who have kill us. And so when I said I wouldn’t be comfortable I was thinking about the ones that are been given every advantage in the world, cannot? trying to kill us.” I feel bad for the people who live in third world countries and have to live in gutters. I feel So while we’re throwing away religious groups based on the acts of a few, let’s make bad for the millions of children in Africa who are forced to watch their parents die of AIDS. sure that we don’t elect a Christian president like Herman Cain, considering the violent However, I do not, and will not have sympathy for lazy Americans who have been given every acts committed by Christian fundamentalists. I’m not sure I can be comfortable with him advantage in the world but choose instead to be unproductive members of society. In the as President. words of Marie Antoinette, “Let them eat cake.” Contact Andrew Philipson at aphilipson@colgate.edu. Contact Kyle Gavin at kgavin@colgate.edu.

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October 20, 2011

The Colgate Maroon-News

Commentary B-3

I’m a Racist (And So Are You) By Olivia Straub

Barely 30 minutes had passed before a friend of color opened my door crying. After I had left the conversation, another incident concerning race had occurred. Unlike me, this friend and This is not as radical of a statement as you might think. The others simply could not get away from the topic of race despite sheer fact that I (we, if you are white) am a white person living in trying to seclude themselves. It got to the point where their the United States of America benefiting from a system of white race literally prevented them from being able to concentrate on privilege makes me racist. their schoolwork. Many people on Colgate’s campus – though definitely not all In order to calm down, relax and just get away from Col– are quick to denounce outwardly bigoted incidents as wrong. gate after the incident, eight of us decided to go to Denny’s at We all know it is appalling to call a black person a “nigger.” It 3 a.m. (Mind you, this was a group of five black students, one is ignorant to call a Latino a “dirty Mexican.” It is insulting to South Asian, one Latina and one white – not the definition of assume that all Asians excel at and love math and science. It is a self-segregated group). We vented, ate, finally relaxed enough offensive to call a Native American a drunkard. Despite the fact to laugh and returned to campus at about 6 a.m. with no time that these bigoted beliefs have actually been expressed by people to sleep or finish our work before classes. That day, I was groggy, on this campus, many Colgate students and faculty can still agree but I still had my privilege which allowed me to turn off my that these are wrong. Many will stand up against such bigotry. consciousness of race in order to try to concentrate during class. Many will even march alongside students of color protesting If something so seemingly arbitrary such as the amount of time such incidents. spent thinking about race has such a great impact, what is the real However, the area where most white Colgate students and effect of actual policies and laws that systematically disadvantage faculty fall short is that they fail to realize how they themselves people of color? perpetuate racism in a country that was founded on the funNow, imagine what students of color have to go through evdamentally racist principle of white supremacy. Beginning from ery day. Imagine the amount of time occupied by conversations the birth of this country, the American Constitution was written or incidents related to race. Imagine the time taken away from from the perspective of white male slave-owners in a time when schoolwork, sleeping or just relaxing. Imagine how hyper-aware Africans and poor European indentured servants were not only students of color must be of their own actions because the image regarded as inferior, but also legally considered property. they project will be the way in which the white Colgate commuWhiteness was, and continues to be, valued and exalted as nity perceives all students of color. Students of color at Colgate an ideal in regards to intellect, beauty, goodness and motivation cannot forget about their race...this is after all a predominately (just to list a few qualities). Whites in the United States have white campus. historically been the only citizens privileged enough to increase I repeat and stress that it is fundamentally wrong for any their income, to effectively fund schools and to generally secure white person to deny their racism and white privilege. You can positions of power (again, just to name a few benefits). These try to deny that you are bigoted, but let’s be honest, even that benefits often go unrecognized and can range from something is not true. (Actually, every single person holds some degree of seemingly benign like being able to find “flesh” colored bandagbigotry, but that is a whole other topic.) It is time that we as es that match your skin tone, to the more consequential such as white people acknowledge our white privilege and complicity seeing people of your race positively represented in politics and in a fundamentally racist system. We must be willing to recthe media. Either way, the institutionalization of white privilege ognize that accepting all of our white privileges unavoidably in the United States has the effect of normalizing whiteness. As means we are taking away from people of color. a white American, I don’t have to wonder if I am being singled Denial of our racism has kept the campus’s focus wrongfully out in everyday situations because of my race, like being folon protecting Greek Life instead of the issue at hand: tackling lowed around a store by a salesperson or being seen as a credit to the institutional racism on this campus (such as legacy admismy race when I do something well, like Obama has been (even sions, the schools we recruit from, classes offered, lack of diverhis vice president Biden has stated, “I mean, you got the first sity within the faculty, etc.). mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and I implore every student and faculty member, especially clean and a nice-looking guy.”). white, to put aside their pride, stop being defensive and instead We are all familiar with bigotry: it was seen in the graffiti advocate for real change. Perhaps begin by examining the way in the Alumni Hall bathroom during the fall of 2008, in the in which you personally have benefitted from white privilege: comments on Trinel Torian’s article a few weeks ago and in evthe kind of neighborhood you live in, the jobs your parents eryday conversation. However, few of us have a comprehensive have, your own career prospects, the history curriculum you understanding of racism. According to sociologists, racism is the study in school, the political candidates you can vote for, etc. systemic subordination of members of targeted racial groups Perhaps read books such as The Possessive Investment in Whiteness who have relatively little social power (blacks, Latinos, Native by George Lipsitz or The White Racial Frame by Joe R. Feagin. Americans, Pacific Islanders, Southeast Asians and Asians) by WORLD OF WHITENESS: Recent campus discussions have But perhaps the best and most productive thing we as white the members of the agent racial group who have relatively more brought the issue of racism to the forefront. Yet they have people can do it to listen to, try to empathize with and actively social power (whites). This subordination is supported by the not addressed the true issue of institutional racism at the support people of color when they speak about racism and actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, institutional university level. work towards change. nymag.com structures and practices in society. Although our focus is often Contact Olivia Straub at ostraub@colgate.edu. Class of 2012

on acts of bigotry, it is an institutionalized system of racism that actively suppresses the ability of people of color to advance in society while simultaneously providing the ground on which such bigoted beliefs are perpetuated. In contemporary United States, this racism is exhibited through the judicial system, politics, educational opportunities, location of housing, financial benefits from the federal government, employment and in countless other ways which very clearly perpetuate the disadvantages people of color have to live with every day. For example, despite having significantly lower rates of drug use when compared to whites, blacks make up a majority of the population imprisoned for drug related offences. Another example, public school districts that are majority white tend to be given more money by the state. For those still not convinced, people of color are more likely than whites to be denied housing loans, supported by nationwide policies such as the Federal Housing Act of 1934 (which, despite the year, is still very relevant to this day). These kinds of policies inevitably decide the communities that people of color can choose to live in. However, for the purpose of this article, I would like to give a more everyday sort of example of one of the ways I am comfortable, affirmed and unquestioned as a result of my white privilege. A couple of weeks ago, I was really frustrated because of all of the racist slurs around campus. Conversations about the racism and bigotry occupied my entire day. Finally, at 2 a.m. I decided I simply needed sleep. I could not handle thinking about race anymore. And that’s it. I was able to turn race off. I did not have to think about it anymore.


The Colgate Maroon-News

B-4 Commentary

october 20, 2011

Queer Corner

Playing With Balls By Evan Tomlinson Weintraub Class of 2014

A male varsity team is more selective than a fraternity, and their brotherhood is probably stronger. These boys go through hell for one another. They play with broken bones and pulled or strained muscles. They “bro out” harder than anyone I know. However, they’re perceived to be as straight as they come and just as homophobic. So the real question is, how did some gay kid, let alone a civilian, make his way into the varsity lacrosse community? How does someone like me end up living with two players from the team as roommates? There’s a stigma when it comes to high-level sports. Professional athletes are supposed to be as straight as they come. Straight boys are athletic, competitive and manly, which are attributes that sissy gay boys do not have. Gay boys are supposed to be the cheerleaders or not involved with sports whatsoever. Walk into any painter’s studio or fashion school and stereotypically you’d expect to find the male population to be 90 percent flaming out of their mind. There have been incidents in the news over the past couple of years that have dealt with this issue: Los Angeles Lakers’s Kobe Bryant getting fined for calling a referee a ‘f***ing faggot’ and Philadelphia Eagles’s DeSean Jackson responding to a fan during a radio show with “Say ‘no homo,’ gay-ass. Faggot.” Yes, there has been a lot of scrutiny of the professional athlete world when it comes to discrimination

against the LGBTQ community; but it promotes this machismo and supreme straightness. Athletes live in a world where having sex with women is expected, because if you’re a professional, you must be the epitome of man. You’re supposed to be that guy, the one who hates on those who don’t fit into that community because they’re too weak. Gay boys live on the fringes. They have yet to enter the public realm of professional sports, possibly for two reasons. These stereotypes are correct in that homosexual men are not as fueled by testosterone and aren’t as skilled or competitive, or because they don’t want to enter this world of pressure to conform in a world where homophobic and unsettling words are thrown around like rice at a wedding. It’s this atmosphere that seems to instill a sense of rejection of anyone outside of this community. I can only imagine that, while the professional world is such a specific community, these sentiments and beliefs hold true for the world of collegiate sports and even high school sports. What does me ranting about how sports are homophobic have anything to do with living with lacrosse players? Nothing much, but now you can understand where I’m coming from when people get confused when I tell them I live with two of them. They have these preconceptions of sports and the boys who play them. Straight men associate with straight men. They go to bars and drink beer; they bro out. And that bond is only strengthened on a sports team. So a gay boy working his way into this close-knit, athletic and straight community is a stereotypical anomaly.

COVE Connection

Opening Education By Marvin Vilma Class of 2014

Upon hearing that there is statistical evidence to prove that schools are more racially and socio-economically segregated now than ever before, I was a bit surprised. It has been more than 50 years since the Brown vs. Board of Education decision to integrate schools and yet de facto segregation still dictates the types of schools that students in the United States are able to attend. It is an unfortunate situation, but a reality nonetheless. The separatism that occurs, regardless of judicial law, has been a contributing factor of the achievement gap, a social issue that is a growing concern for educators. Countless policies and programs have been set in place in order to address the issue, but yet it still persists. It is daunting to think about this large scale social issue, but through my work with the COVE, I have found smaller and more personal ways in which I can make a difference within this movement. This past summer, I had the opportunity to work with an amazing organization called Breakthrough Collaboration, a non-profit organization that helps low-income middle school students on the path to college by putting programs in place that academically prepare underprivileged and disadvantaged students. The goal of the organization is to close the achievement gap and make an excellent education accessible to more students. What initially seemed to be a typical internship turned into an incredibly eye opening experience. Waking up at 5:00 in the morning to arrive at school by 7:30, only to leave at 6:30 in the evening, was not the best of situations. However, those long hours spent in the classroom were some of the most fulfilling hours of my life. I learned about what it meant to care about a social issue, to invest time and effort to something larger than myself: educational reform. One of the fascinating aspects of the program is that the faculty is completely made up of college students for the summer programs, “students teaching students.” While preparing these middle school students for high school, they were preparing a group of passionate college students to become progressive educators in a sustainable movement to close the achievement gap. Every morning, I looked forward to walking into a cafeteria filled with smiling, laughing faces. Sitting down and having a conversation with one of my students over lunch or breakfast was always the highlight of my day. Apart from my contribution in the classroom, I know that I had an effect on the lives of my students by sharing my experiences navigating middle school life and my journey to high school and college with them. The relationships that I developed with my students during those conversations are just as pivotal as the knowledge they acquired through academic classes. Whether my role as a mentor was to be a confidante, adviser or just a supporter, it was important nevertheless because I showed that I cared and that I was committed to their achievement and success. Forming a special bond with a younger student may not seem to have a lasting effect, but that relationship has the potential to transform a life. Programs like Students for Fiver, Let’s Get Ready and Sidekicks work with students who are not privy to a lot of the resources and opportunities that many of us have had. While being a mentor does not ensure that a child will go to high school or college, a mentor can inspire someone to achieve a dream they never thought they could accomplish, a pretty powerful thing to do. Looking back at my summer, it is hard to encapsulate my experience into a short piece with the full gravity of what happened, but it is important for me to take advantage of opportunities that challenge me in a meaningful ways and it is a suggestion that I always make to others. This summer I had the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others and that is what I did. Being an educator and a mentor to one student will not drastically affect the achievement gap, but it is part of a process towards reforming a struggling educational system. Contact Marvin Vilma at mvilma@colgate.edu.

I write this article because I’m impressed with the lacrosse team. I have basically bum-rushed them into accepting me into this team dynamic. I am rooming with two of their teammates and lax boys drop in at any time to chat with them. I’ve decorated my room with rainbow flags and a poster of the hottest man I know of so it’s pretty clear which team I play for. And as of yet, I have not received one dirty look, or one instance where I felt uncomfortable or ignored around them. I can come to their parties. I can ‘bro out’ with them as long as I can get a handle on their language (Anyone know what “sliding” is?). As time goes on, I feel like I’m becoming a friend to them as a guy. And it’s not because of my sexuality or my athletic ability. Living with members of the lacrosse team has shown me that this stigma has no weight. It’s something that fans have made up and have perpetuated. They’re the ones who pay to see hulking straight men beat the living crap out of each other in the most heterosexual way possible. They’re the ones that believe that anyone who’s fragile or effeminate can’t pack a punch, can’t beat the crap out of someone twice their size. They don’t want to see the gay boy beat up their heroes because that would decrease the manliness that that player exudes. It’s time to stop being blinded by this illusion. The manliest man may be your gay best friend. Contact Evan Tomlinson Weintraub at etomlinsonweintraub@colgate.edu.


Arts & Features

October 20, 2011

C-1

Photo from Mike Kelly

The Colgate Maroon-News

Phoenix Project Dance Samples Drama, Comedy By Liza Paudel

serious tone. Opening up to the beautiful Katie Ann Martinez in a metal frock-shaped cage up to her waist, the slow and symbolic My Body explores a man’s romantic feelings for a woman Oblivious to the cold outside, a group of dancers and dance- who is inside the “cage” of her own body. The crowd watched lovers gathered at the Palace Theater Saturday, October 15 for wonderstruck as Martinez, along with principal dancer, Travis a night of memorable dance performance. The award-winning St. Denny, moved sensationally, their bodies mingling on the dance troupe, the Phoenix Project Dance, was performing in stage. When they were done, the loud cheering subsided into Hamilton and the local theatre was full. Complementing the in- the intermission. formal and easygoing atmosphere of the event, the Director of After the intermission, another original dance was perthe Palace Theater, Patricia von Mechow, introduced Executive formed. Brute Force, with its graceful vignettes, highlights, Director Mike Perkins and the ensemble as “Hamilton’s very own in the project’s own words, the “essence of Phoenix Project backyard international troupe.” Dance.” As the name suggests, Brute Force resonates the beauty As Perkins led the audience briefly over the company’s perfor- (and strength) of the movements of human beings. Following mances, the audience cheered, eager for the performances that a similar trajectory was the next dance, The Awakening. Lithe, were coming up. As the lights dimmed, the first performance of fluid motions culminated in the graceful dance, performed by the troupe – a rendition of George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm Christina Jensen and Blake Zelesnikar. Finally, the event came – began. Choreographed by Mike Perkins and featuring most of to a close with the performance of yet another original dance, the dancers, Animal Farm was one of three original dances per- Liquid Matter. A splash on and around the stage, the vibrant formed at the event. With a Bulgarian choir and other Eastern and energetic dance cherished and celebrated water. Using water European infusion to set the soundtrack, the dance spoke of op- splashers, buckets and water as props, the dance provided the pression through different and someaudience with a mirthful closure to times erratic movements. Starting the artistic evening. out with slow pacing and completing The Phoenix Project Dance is a the whole novella in a single short dance troupe founded in 2004 under performance, the dancers’ prowess in the artistic direction of Amber Perstorytelling left the audience in awe. kins. According to the troupe, the The second performance of the re-invention of one’s self is the drivnight was Behind the Mask, a tribute ing force behind their artistic vision. to actor Jim Carrey’s comical talent Known for its athletic and aesthetic and inspiration. With his actual inperformances, the Phoenix Project terview of why he turned to comedy has been receiving much acclaim as the background music, the perforthus far, performing prestigious mance hailed Carrey’s famous words, shows here in New York and even as “desperation is a necessary ingredifar as Germany. As their fame rises, ent to learning anything, or creatthe troupe that rehearses here in ing anything. Period,” as its main Hamilton itself, is looking forward theme, portraying it with elements of to sharing their passion with the both agility and comedy – the very community. As Mike Perkins said at two qualities Carrey is most widely the start of the event, “It feels good DANCING DOWNTOWN: Internationally acclaimed to perform at home.” known for. After the light-hearted perfor- dance troupe Phoenix Project performed various Contact Liza Paudel at mance, the stage shifted to a more originally choreographed dances at the Palace. lpaudel@colgate.edu. Maroon-News Staff

In The Light Mike Kelly By Maggie Grove Maroon-News Staff

Mike Kelly, a senior biochemistry major, has been a force for philanthropy in the Colgate community as a leader of the COVE group, Colgate Hunger Outreach Program (CHOP). The native New Yorker first became involved in CHOP during his first year, after learning about the program through his Outreach pre-orientation. He spent his first year in the program volunteering weekly at the Friendship Inn and during his sophomore year was promoted to the leadership position he holds today. Kelly’s primary role in leading this program is to “work to ensure that we are providing as much quality direct service to our local community as we can and attempt to further educate the Colgate community about the issues of poverty and hunger.” In his past couple of years with CHOP, the program has shifted more toward the educational aspect of the CHOP mission. Initiatives such as “Scrape the Plate at Frank Dining Hall to highlight food waste at Colgate and collaborating with like-minded groups for our annual Hunger and Homelessness week coming up in November” help in this endeavor, according to Kelly. His involvement in CHOP has also enabled Kelly to form multilateral connections in the Colgate community. Kelly has worked “not only with other COVE groups, but also athletic teams and Greek organizations on campus to plan and host events that work toward helping our local Hamilton Food Cupboard.” Kelly also connects with his fellow students through athletics as the captain of the men’s club soccer team. Yet Kelly insists that the impact Colgate has made on him is equally as profound as what he has provided the school with. “I have learned that, at Colgate, the most important thing one can do is to learn about themselves. Once you find out what you are passionate about, pour yourself into what you love,” Kelly said.  “Your experience at Colgate is completely what you make of it, and nothing will make your experience more rewarding than doing what you feel most passionate about.” Post-graduation, Kelly will be attending the University of Rochester Medical school, but he is “hoping to defer for a year to continue working more directly in the community, possibly with a program like CityYear or Americorps.”

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Colgate Students Learn About Ancient Dance By Hadley Rahrig Maroon-News Staff

Bharatanatyam, or Bharata Natyam, is described as a traditional dance originating in Southern India. Development of this style of dance began to form as early as 300 B.C. and is based upon the poses of ancient Hindu sculptures that depict dance as a form of devotion. Bharata Natyam dance essentially mimics elements of nature that demonstrate the power and joy of the universe. Furthermore, this Indian dance is often considered a means of meditation and reflection. With this rich and spiritual history, Bharatanatyam today has moved from the temple to the stage. While it continues to draw on traditional movements and inherent spirituality, this dance is now celebrated throughout the world and is embraced as a means of cultural enlightenment. Fortunately for Colgate, students were able to experience this multifaceted dance last Friday, October 14, as Vijay Palaparthy and Nalini Prakash performed traditional Bharatanatyam. Together in a vibrant choreography they displayed Bharatanatyam at its most sophisticated level and ultimately provided students with a cultural educational experience. Vijay Palaparthy, cofounder of the Spilling Ink Project, has developed his creative abilities by studying Bharatanatyam in locations

such as Kuchipudi, Nupur Anjali School of well as its spiritual source. The lecture-based Dance in Cleveland and Chennai, India. Af- demonstration provided at Colgate ultiter decades of studying dance, he and Nalini mately provided this and makes what was Prakash have taken their foundation of dance once a dance reserved for Indian temples a step further as they developed their own accessible even to the people of Hamilton, choreography, creating dance projects such New York. The Spilling Ink Project continas “Spilling Ink and Samhita: Conversations ues to participate in arts-in-education by in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi.” Likewise, reaching out to college students across the Nalini Praskash, a world-renowned dancer nation to enlighten people from all areas who has performed throughout India and the about the meaningful art of Bharatanatyam. United States, has studied Carnatic music exContact Hadley Rahrig at tensively and has also established a school dedhrahrig@colgate.edu. icated to instructing Bharatanatyam in Coonoor. Together, their performance not only encompassed longestablished Indian dance movements and style, but also displayed an emotional narrative through dance. In solo and duet performances, Prakash and Palaparthy utilized elements such as hand and facial gestures as well as traditional body positions to convey emotion and story. Along with impressive, colorful costumes and captivating music, the entire performance was riveting. This dance effectively demonstrated Indian dance culture at its finest. A fundamental aspect to this traditional dance is education. INDIAN TRADITION COMES TO COLGATE: The performance allowed students Bharatanatyam, a style of Indian dance based on to gain perspective about a dance religion and tradition, was presented in Ryan studio. deeply routed in Indian culture as Jenn Rivera


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Walk on the Wild Side By Alexis Manrodt Maroon-News Staff

I am a firm believer that leopard print is as essential to a girl’s wardrobe as a little black dress or a good pair of jeans. Leopard print has been such a fashion mainstay for the last several decades that it should join the ranks of style classics like the LBD. Whether it’s Edie Sedgwick dancing around in her leopard swing coat at the Factory, Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl wearing a leopard cloche hat and matching coat or bombshell vixens like Brigitte Bardot sporting a tight wiggle dress in the print, leopard has been part of the wardrobes of every major fashion icon of the last half century. What would Kate Moss be without her leopard print London Sole ballet flats? Barefooted, probably. I don’t recommend investing in real furs like Edie did lest you attract the attention of PETA, but I do encourage trying one of fall’s most fun styles. A little goes a long way with animal prints, so it’s best to choose one item as the focal point of your outfit. A statement-making piece like a dress or blazer would be perfect for the daring fashionistas out there. For the gal who is a bit wary of wearing such a wild print, simple accessories like a bangle bracelet, scarf or shoes are enough to be on-trend without the worry of looking like you’re on your way to

MEOW MIX: Leopard print, a classic, fun pattern, returns this fall to the runway. Try it in a blazer, scarf or flats.

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a jungle-themed frat party. And don’t even think about mixing prints unless you want to look like you have jungle fever. While zebras and giraffes are just as cute as leopards, spots and stripes do not work well together. An easy way to try out the trend is to wear a printed scarf. A simple accessory that can be tossed on to any outfit while you’re on the go, a lightweight scarf adds extra flair and hipness to your look. Large stores like H&M and Nordstrom offer a diverse amount of styles – everything from the classic infinity scarf to faux fur – for less than $20 dollars. Designers like Sam Edelman, Steve Madden and Jeffrey Campbell have each come out with a collection of leopard print shoes that are moderately priced and come in varying styles and materials. Whether you prefer a classic canvas shoe or are looking for patent leather, there will be a style out there perfect for you. Pony hair loafers by both Edelman and Madden’s upscale Steven by Steve Madden line are particular standout styles for fall. Perfect for the preppy girl who wants to try the trend, Sperry Top-Sider has updated their classic boat shoe design to feature leopard spots. The Kardashian girls, all leopard-lovers themselves, designed a light grey leopard print blazer for their K-DASH by Kardashian collection for QVC. Priced at just $86 dollars, the three-quarter sleeve blazer is stylish enough to transfer from day to night. Also available through their QVC line are a modest knee-length shift dress with small leopard spots and a one-shouldered maxi dress with large spots and tons of gathered fabric. The sisters also heavily feature leopard print in their Kardashian Kollection for Sears. With pieces at a slightly higher price point than their QVC collection, the line offers a mix of pieces very reflective of the girls’ own personal styles. There is a mesh wiggle dress with light boning detail and bustier-style top that is reminiscent of something Sophia Loren would have worn back in the day while co-starring alongside Marcello Mastroianni. Leopard print is always a mainstay with Betsey Johnson. The print can be found all over her collection – with ballet flats, high heels, watches, jewelry, sunglasses, tulle dresses and angora sweaters being just a short list of pieces with those signature spots. Johnson herself used to supply a lot of the leopard fashions to Edie Sedgwick back in the sixties, the decade from which Johnson quite obviously still draws her inspiration. No matter if it’s a simple lightweight scarf, a pair of shoes, a blazer or a dress, you simply cannot go wrong with a classic print like leopard. While it’s one of the biggest trends for fall, it is also a look that never goes out of style. Contact Alexis Manrodt at amanrodt@colgate.edu.

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Kale (the Leafy Green Vegetable You Should Get to Know) By Emily Suskin Maroon-News Staff

Making kale chips is a delicious and relatively simple way to try kale. I like them so much that I have a tendency to eat them right off the cookie sheet before I can do anything else with them. KALE CHIPS Serving size: a snack or side dish for two 10-12 leaves of kale (dinosaur or curly) A little less than 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp kosher salt or sea salt

other great idea. This is one of my favorite soup recipes, thanks to my mom. I like to make it in big batches and then freeze some for another time. KALE SOUP (from Jeanne Lemlin’s Vegetarian Classics) Makes about 4 quarts 1/2 cup olive oil 3 large onions, finely diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 bay leaves

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 2. Spread out the kale leaves on a cookie sheet. Depending on how big the leaves are, you may want to first cut them into smaller pieces that will be easier to eat. Coat evenly with olive oil and the salt. 3. Bake the kale for about 10 minutes. Be sure to keep an eye on it because it can cook faster than you think. Take the kale out once the edges start to darken. 4. If the kale is still a little oily, you can lay the leaves on clean brown paper bags to absorb the excess oil. Once you are feeling a little more friendly with kale, making kale soup is an-

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10 cups vegetable stock, store-bought or homemade 1 (16-oz) can diced tomatoes 1 (15-oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 lb kale, leaves torn from stems and finely chopped (about 10 cups) 3 medium-sized red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled and diced 2 tsp (sweet) paprika Dash cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt Liberal seasoning of fresh ground black pepper 1. Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Stir in the onions and garlic and sauté until golden and tender, about 10 minutes. 2. Turn the heat up to high, stir in all the remaining ingredients and bring the soup to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, lower the heat and let it simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the soup has thickened. 3. Take out and throw away the bay leaves. Remove about 2 cups of the soup, purée in a blender or food processor. Return it to the soup and stir to combine. Contact Emily Suskin at esuskin@colgate.edu.

October 20, 2011

Entertainment Update Your Week in Preview By Betsy Bloom Maroon-News Staff

YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT Who needs Broadway when you have Utica Street? Come see some of Colgate’s most talented students sing, dance and generally put on a great show. Whether you’re a musical theatre enthusiast or just there to support a member of the amazing cast, Cabaret is always guaranteed to blow you away. Performances, held at The Palace, begin at 8:00 p.m. this Thursday and Friday. Admission is free.

CHARRED GOOSEBEAK There’s nothing funny about midterm week. But there’s a lot to laugh about when Colgate’s “oldest, best and only” improv group, Charred Goosebeak, performs. Come see them this Friday, October 21 at the Barge Canal from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Admission is free, and you might just find that sense of humor you lost midway through your 10 page paper on Nietzsche.

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS AND CULTURE FESTIVAL For the opportunity to experience authentic Native American art, music and dance, you can’t beat the Native American Arts and Culture Festival. Artisans will be on hand for various demonstrations. Flute playing, stone carving and silver working are just the tip of the iceberg. Additionally, there will be a Children’s Corner where kids can test their skills at jewelry making and story telling (with Colgate students). There will also be opportunities to purchase handmade baskets, pottery, dolls and many, many more Native American crafts. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sanford Field House. Admission is free. CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING Learn the ins and outs of Chinese brush painting with watercolorist Jane Taylor. Taylor, who specializes in this medium, is a renowned member of the Central New York Watercolor Society, whose work has been displayed and exhibited extensively. The workshop will cover basics such as brush handling and stroke techniques before moving on to painting on rice paper. You’ll soon be creating beautifully simple works of art to hang in your home or give away as personalized and heartfelt presents. Stop by the Colgate Bookstore on Sunday from 12:00-4:00 p.m.; admission is $25/$35. Contact Betsy Bloom at ebloom@colgate.edu.

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October 20, 2011

Indie’s October Revolution By Mike Knerr Maroon-News Staff

It was a relatively quiet and uneventful summer for new music. September showed signs of improvement. Then October arrived, the floodgates opened and lovers of indie music were suddenly inundated with far too many anticipated albums to absorb all at once. The month isn’t over yet, but the offerings so far have not failed to impress. Probably the most significant new album so far this month was Feist’s Metals, released October 4. Feist broke through in the indie community in 2004 with the superb Let it Die, and the ever-catchy “1234” helped catapult her to more widespread fame when it was featured on an iPod commercial, making The Reminder her most successful album. Metals picks up where The Reminder left off, despite hopes that she would abandon the vocal effects she introduced on her last album, which render her voice unnecessarily tinny. Despite this, her songwriting is unquestionably as good as it’s been since Let It Die. There aren’t any dance-worthy songs à la “1234,” but Feist has recaptured some of her past intimacy, such that some of the songs feel more like a conversation with the listener. That said, the album has its share of raucous moments, like the football-huddle yell of “A Commotion” and the impassioned conclusion of “Undiscovered First.” Feist rebounded from an uneven, if commercially successful, album with one that is able to fuse some of the best aspects of The Reminder and Let It Die into something that should please new and old fans alike. October 4 also saw new music from MuteMath, a band seemingly able to redefine itself with each successive album without compromising its core identity. After a debut that was the sonic equivalent of a solar flare – at once powerful, disruptive and beautiful – with the focus squarely on Paul Meany’s weightless vocals, the band transitioned to a more radio-friendly sophomore album, Armistice. The first track on the new Odd Soul noisily announces yet another sonic expedition, this time into a drum-fueled and guitar-heavy variant of Zeppelin-esque classic rock. Even on its more relaxed songs, Odd Soul’s defining characteristic is its interesting rhythms. The guitar riffs on the album are some of the best from any band this year, as well. Don’t be misled by the major label: these

guys are solid musicians, and Odd Soul is a statement that they can put their talents up against anybody. Not to be overlooked, LIGHTS’s October 4 album Siberia has dance club appeal, but shouldn’t alienate fans of indie-electronica. With vocals that sound like Metric’s Emily Haines borrowed a few of Adam Young’s (Owl City) vocal chords (while not inheriting Young’s inability to write decent electronic music), LIGHTS is able to equally pull off energetic dance-pop (“Toes”) as well as more plaintive and personal tracks (“Heavy Rope”). October 11 brought two contrasting releases in Mayer Hawthorne’s R&B/soul-tinged How Do You Do and Deas Vail’s self-titled third album. Deas Vail, an alternative band in the vein of Cartel or Anberlin, had a tough act to follow with two accessible yet musically intelligent albums to their credit. The album is still solid, but its weakness lies in its lack of one or two standout tracks like those that helped define their two previous ones. Mayer Hawthorne, on the other hand, has improved upon 2009’s A Strange Arrangement by making a stronger overall album rather than relying on a few dominating tracks to pull the others up. A brass section frequently reminiscent of classic Chicago and vocals which occasionally evoke Earth, Wind and Fire help power songs at times carefree, at times funky and at times sexy. Other highlights this month include new releases by the ageless Björk and by the ever-gritty Deer Tick. Classically trained indie singer Shara Worden will likely continue to bend genres on her new My Brightest Diamond release, out this week along with new music from M83 and James Blake’s new EP. And, love ’em or hate ’em, you probably won’t be able to avoid Coldplay’s upcoming October 24 release Mylo Xyloto, apparently a concept album with a dystopian theme. Regardless of where on the spectrum of indie music you may fall, there’s probably something out there to get excited about this month. Rarely does such a proliferation of significant new music occur at once, so pace yourself and it may help get you through the dead months of November and December. Feist may have said it best in “Anti-Pioneer”: “When the month changes numbers/It’s time to go.” Contact Mike Knerr at mknerr@colgate.edu.

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13 Beats of the Week By Pete Koehler Maroon-News Staff

1. “After Midnight” by Blink 182 Much to my surprise, Neighborhoods is actually pretty darn good. Though Blink could’ve probably just reformed and done some big tours on nostalgia factor alone, they made what is easily one of the most consistent records of their career. 2. “Can’t Get Enough” by J. Cole ft. Trey Songz J. Cole has finally arrived to the party. It took a long time, a bunch of mixtapes and some pretty serious hype building, but he’s delivered the album we all thought he had in him. This song features what would best be described as a smooth throwback beat, which nicely complements Mr. Cole’s signature flow. 3. “Aberdeen” by Cage the Elephant Apparently these guys had a million songs written for their last record, decided they were all junk, secluded themselves in a cabin in the woods for two weeks and wrote what became Thank You, Happy Birthday. I’m not sure if that’s admirably authentic or just plain weird, but I’ve got to thank mother nature for helping Matt Schultz and co. bring their A-games on the record. This single plays to their strengths: driving guitars, a sing-a-long worthy chorus and just generally loud and in your face. 4. “What You Know” by Two Door Cinema Club Though Two Door Cinema Club is by no means doing anything revolutionary, they make some damn catchy indie-pop. It’s hard not to like these guys. 5. “Freaks and Geeks” by Childish Gambino This song is a prime example of Mr. Glover’s extreme lyrical talent. This guy easily throws out some of the best punch lines in the game and can straight up massacre a beat. 6. “Still Life” by The Horrors This song sounds so big that it will send shivers up your spine. It takes everything that was actually good and not cringe-worthy about new wave and puts a modern spin on it. Why does it seem like those darn Brits are making all the best new music these days? 7. “On the Backs of Angels” by Dream Theater Ah, the joys of some good prog-rock. Dream Theater, who’ve made their reputation as masters of their respective instruments, can deliver the tunes as well, as they show with this one. This is their first record without founder/drummer/mastermind Mike Portnoy, but the band is clearly no worse for the wear.

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8. “Heart Vacancy” by The Wanted (DJs from Mars Remix) Folks, we are witnessing history in the making, as this song will go down as one of the greatest Jug jams of all time. 9. “On The Vista” by Blakroc Now that the Black Keys have exploded on the scene, it’s about time Blakroc got some more of the attention it merits. Blakroc was a collaboration album where they pretty much laid down some backing tracks and vocals and let some of the best rappers in the game rap over them. Strange combo on paper, but it really, really worked. This is one of the standout tracks, featuring Mos Def going in over an amazing atmospheric beat. 10. “Bright Lights” by Gary Clark Jr. Gary Clark Jr.’s sound would probably be best described as a fusion of Hendrix, Stevie Ray and Joe Bonamassa. Those are some pretty big names, but this guy is the real deal, an axe-master who’s got no shortage of soul.

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11. “Tamacun” by Rodrigo y Gabriela This duo is the natural result of what would musically result if two former metal musicians formed an all-acoustic group sporting a rock/latin/ folk sound. Yeah, that sounds crazy, and it most certainly is. However, these guys are one of the most exciting acts out there right now because of their off-the-charts musicianship that allows them to create a roomful of sound with two acoustic guitars. 12. “Bangarang” by Skrillex This new banger is classic Skrillex and a perfect soundtrack for fist-pumping, getting belligerent and breaking things. 13. “I Am The Resurrection” by The Stone Roses Though most people have never heard of these guys, their debut album was a through-and-through classic that played a major role in inspiring British music over the last 20 years. Record label conflicts and tensions brought the band down after only one more album, but they’ve just announced they’re resurrecting (get it) their career. This legendary Stone Roses song has one of the best end jams you’ll ever hear. Contact Pete Koehler at pkoehler@colgate.edu.


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This Week at the Movies: 50/50 By Srikar Gullapalli

to get women. Adam also beMaroon-News Staff gins to see Katie McCay (Anna Kendrick), a psychology trainee The cast of 50/50. Wow. Their perfor- still in school, and develops a mances are a guided tour of the most secre- friendship with two other cantive insecurities, the deepest contradictions cer patients, Alan (Philip Baker and the rawest emotions that we human Hall) and Mitch (Matt Frewer). beings harbor. 50/50 is not the comedy I Rachel gets Adam a dog expected it to be, nor was it the drama I ex- to keep him company, called pected it to be. It was just as funny as life “Skeletor,” and starts cheating can be, just as tragic as life can be, just as on him. Kyle, while on a date human as people can be and just as mixed himself (that he got by garnerup as everything can get. There are movies ing sympathy for Adam’s canthat aim to make you laugh, cry or just feel cer) sees this and tells Adam. good; and all of them skew the characters Adam finally breaks his meek and the storyline a certain way to help you streak and commands Rachel A FRIEND IN NEED: Joseph Gordon-Levitt returns to achieve the emotional closure aimed for. to leave his house. Adam dethe big screen as Adam, a cancer patient looking to live 50/50 never tries to. 50/50 transposes a slice cides to have sex with a ranhis now shortened life to the fullest. 80millionmoviesfree.com of raw, unpolished life onto the big screen dom girl using his cancer as and these guys really pull it off spectacularly.   a lure, but is unable to enjoy it because matures beautifully in his emotional arc, 50/50 opens with a credits sequence it hurts his back. Further meetings with Rogen is perfect as the loud and funny – against Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) jog- Katie help develop a tenuous romantic but ultimately true – friend, Huston is ging through a just-waking city, and al- connection between them. so beautifully conflicted in her role and ready you’re introduced to a meek young On the day of the chemo, Adam is told Kendrick plays an emotionally mature man who simply accepts his place in the that Mitch has died, and he starts to get version of her Up In The Air character world (a radio artist who talks about vol- really scared. Then Adam is told that the to perfection. While the direction and canoes). When Adam sees a doctor about chemo has failed, and that they will have screenplay were somewhat overshadowed some back pains he’s having, he is told to go for a full surgery that could be high- by the performances, there’s no questionthat he has cancer and he must undergo ly dangerous and potentially life-threaten- ing the fact that they served as the bulchemotherapy. Adam’s girlfriend Rachel ing. Even as Adam starts to have serious wark to keep these performances focused (Bryce Dallas Howard) promises support, nervous breakdowns in the lead-up to his and tangible. All in all, this is a movie but seems to be somewhat detached. His surgery, he slowly realizes the sheer tenac- that will make you laugh when you’re not mother Diane (Angelica Huston), who has ity with which all the people who love supposed to, cry when you are supposed had to take care of Adam’s father who has him have stuck with him. And, of course, to and, at the end of it all, will make you had Alzheimer’s for many years, wants to I won’t spoil the end. love every character you’re supposed to. move in to take care of him and his friend The performances are simply terrific. Watch it – and take your friends. Kyle (Seth Rogen), who tries to cheer Spot-on, perfect, complex, layered, nuContact Skrikar Gullapalli at Adam up by getting him to use the cancer anced and so palpable. Gordon-Levitt sgullapalli@colgate.edu.

October 20, 2011

5 Minutes with... Mika Fooksa ’14 By Emily Kress Arts & Features Editor

How are you today? Great! Favorite year? 2003? Whenever I was in 5th grade. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. What’s the last adventure you went on? Well, Saturday was interesting. I was at a house and decided to come back to my room. So I started walking in what I thought was the right direction, but really had no idea where I was. All of a sudden, I’m at an elementary school and there’s a fence in my way, so naturally I climb it and, naturally, hurl my body over and land in the field on the other side. I decided to keep going in that direction, so I sprint across the field and end up at a river. It was a little wide, so I tested the waters a bit; I had to run up and down the river to try to find a narrow spot. Then I tried to ford the river. I fell in a little bit, decided I was going the wrong direction, sprinted back across the field and ended up in some parking lot. So then, I called my friend to MapQuest it for me – she informed me I was at school. What did you do over the summer? I really didn’t do anything. I made some ketchup, did some traveling, worked some. Went to CMA Country Music Festival in Tennessee, which was awesome. Contact Emily Kress at ekress@colgate.edu.


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Breaking Down the 107th Fall Classic By Adam Settle Maroon-News Staff

At the beginning of the season, a Rangers/Cardinals World Series would not necessarily have been a surprise considering the Cardinals had a front-loaded rotation of Cy Young contenders Adam Wainwright and Chris Carpenter and a formidable middle of the order led by Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday. The Rangers were not the surest bet to return, considering the Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez signings and that no American League team had reached the World Series in back-to-back years since the 2001 Yankees, but still, they featured a quietly deep and potent lineup with the defending American League MVP and a young and budding rotation. The Rangers’ road to the World Series was pretty smooth, while the Cardinals miraculously came from 10.5 games back in the wild card, to one strike away from elimination, to battering their way through the Philadelphia Phillies, to having home field advantage in the Series. Here are some things to look for in this edition of the Fall Classic: Is Nelson Cruz the new “Señor Octubre”? In case you have spent too much time on midterms and have not noticed, Nelson Cruz just set a postseason record for both home runs (six) and RBIs (13) in a series. For these efforts, Nelson overtook Victor of the New York Giants for the Maroon-News “Cruz of the Week.” Despite taking over the ALCS, Cruz will remain hitting in the seven spot behind the rest of the already dangerous Rangers lineup. But can he continue ripping the ball like he has? His MVP performance followed a 1-for-15 performance in four games against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS and the season in which he batted a pedestri-

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an .243 against right-handed pitchers. Against a predominantly right-handed rotation, highlighted by the emerging Edwin Jackson and a rested Chris Carpenter, Cruz will definitely be tested before he is officially anointed as the greatest postseason number seven hitter of all-time. The No-Named Gang: Mark Rzepczynski? Fernando Salas? Mitchell Boggs? Who are these guys? In reality, the Cardinals just knocked out the Brewers by accumulating more innings from their bullpen than from their starting rotation. The additions of Octavio Dotel and Arthur Rhodes have helped provide some stability to a unit that struggled all season in front of four different closers. Jason Motte has filled the role admirably, allowing one hit and no runs

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in the entire postseason. Just don’t tell Tony La Russa, who, between consulting the Oracle at Delphi and experimenting with everything aside from putting Albert Pujols on the mound, refuses to name Motte his closer. Then again, everything La Russa has touched has turned to gold this postseason, so I will take his word for it. Either way, the Rangers lineup is again going to put a lot of pressure on the Cardinals bullpen, and they will be expected to rise to the occasion. Paging C.J. Wilson? C.J? C.J. Wilson came into October with a 16-7 record, 206 strikeouts, a 2.94 ERA and the role of “ace” on the young Rangers staff. The playoffs have not treated Wilson well, as he is 0-2 in three starts with a bloated 8.04 ERA this postseason,and has not won a postseason start in his last five outings. This article

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will go to print after Wilson steps on the mound for Game 1 for a franchise that is looking for its first ever World Series title, against Carpenter. The Rangers need their ace to step up and preserve a bullpen that has been both effective and busy at the same time. True, the entire Texas rotation will have to step up against a hot St. Louis offense, but Wilson needs to set the tone for the other young arms. Yadier versus any baserunner: Speed thrills in Arlington, as Texas finished fifth in the major leagues in stolen bases with five players accumulating at least ten stolen bases. Despite having a lineup that finished second in the majors in home runs, Ron Washington is not afraid to start his runners to push a few extra runs across. The Cardinals do a lot of things right, and running is not one of them, with the team swiping the second-fewest bases. But what the weapons do have is the baseball run blocking equivalent of Vince Wilfork in Yadier Molina. Molina is the three-time reigning Gold Glove winner behind the dish and a career caught stealing percentage of 44 percent – only good for top 12 in the history of baseball. It will be strength versus strength and one of the most intriguing matchups in this series. Prediction: The Rangers just successfully knocked out a slow team that was successful by getting guys on base for the big run producers in the middle of the order and pitchers who throw to contact with an inconsistent fielding unit behind them. Good news Rangers fans, as next up is the Detroit Tigers of the National League. Rangers in six. Contact Adam Settle at asettle@colgate.edu.

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Five weeks into the competition and things are getting somewhat less heated than we might wish. There is a lack of fist fights, prank wars and the other usual sparring that occurs between contenders. Some have offered the suggestion that the absence of such behaviors is thanks to the large number of ladies participating this year. As everyone knows, the gentler sex never, ever engages in physical confrontations. Ladies always sit around drinking tea and discussing their differences in calm, mature voices. Lady-arguments end in hugs, sleepovers and chick flick marathons. For further proof of this please see: Jersey Shore. Another contender suggested that the exorbitant, almost five-dollar price of a Case Cafe Starbucks latte is the true reason for the general air of calm in the Maroon-News office. Sad to say, we’ve fallen on hard economic times and, as such, have had to cut back on our Wednesday night caffeine intake. Blame the recession. Non-participant and staunch Beat the Editors-hater Katie David suggests that the unending a capella notes that resonate through the walls have lured everyone into a stupor that talk of football is unlikely to reverse. Though the dulcet tones of the Swinging Gates and Colgate Thirteen can be beautiful at the Family Weekend Concert, they don’t exactly rouse the competitve spirit. Young Plaut, the editor currently in the lead, has suggested that his prowess is so intimidating that the rest of us are taking our losses too hard and getting down on ourselves. A counter argument suggests that Plaut has secretly been powdering our Slices with Xanax to keep us mellow and out of the running. Jaime Heilbron has dropped out of the race altogether and refuses to participate until we include the noble sport of hockey on the roster. The loyalties of Editors-in-Chief Jenn Carey and Brittani DiMare have also been called into question. Who does it really serve if no fights break out in the office? Perhaps they are the ones slipping us tranqs in the hopes that our lack of spirit will mean they actually get to leave the office before 4:00 a.m. A final editor, who wished to remain nameless, stated that the sad truth of the matter is that, of the participants, few are actually avid football fans.


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October 20, 2011

Quarterback Concerns for Key Teams By Albert Raminfard Maroon-News Staff

This week has been very interesting across the league with many teams needing and wanting to change their leader on the field: the quarterback. It seems as though many of the weaker teams in the league decided enough is enough and made changes to focus on their future, while others have simply tried to find a solution to losing their leader for the season. The biggest and most obvious loss has been Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts, whose team has been completely lost without him, dropping every game this season thus far. Prior to this week, the big news was having Tim Tebow start over Kyle Orton for the Denver Broncos, and possibly implying that Orton would be up for a trade. Since that point, there have been multiple changes at quarterback for many teams trying to get their young quarterbacks in for some play time, while others had to make moves due to more season-ending injuries. In Oakland, the Raiders did not hesitate to replace Jason Campbell, who they lost to a broken collarbone, by trading for former Benglas quarterback, Carson Palmer. I have mixed feelings about this trade because I do believe Palmer is a good fit for this team and has great potential, but the Raiders gave up a lot for him. Giving up a first round pick and another conditional 2013 pick for a 31-year-old quarterback, as well as leaving yourself with only two picks in the 2012 draft, doesn’t seem like the best idea. It is a bit difficult to justify the move considering Campbell was playing well before his injury. This move tells me the Raiders are poised to make a push for the postseason and, in doing so, are also trying to attract a good GM

for their future. They have a 4-2 record and a legitimate shot for the division or a wild card position at this point. On the other side this was a fantastic move for the Bengals, also at a surprising 4-2, who can now continue to rebuild and re-legitimize their franchise. Losing Chad Henne for the year has left an already winless team looking that much worse. Henne wasn’t the greatest of talents already, and with Matt Moore leading the Miami Dolphins on Monday, the future of this season is looking very bleak. Their offense was helpless against the New York Jets, with an awful amount of poor throws and decision making by Moore in that game. Any Dolphins fan would be pretty worried at this point, hoping that his or her team drafts well and maybe even gets Andrew Luck. In the NFC, the Redskins have given John Beck the start over Rex Grossman after his horrid performance against the hapless Eagles, throwing for four interceptions. When Beck was put into the game in the fourth quarter, they were able to score a touchdown and make the game close. I’m sure Coach Shanahan was left to wonder why he didn’t pull Grossman sooner. Beck may have the potential to keep the Redskins in the mix for the NFC East, especially since the whole division is underperforming. It also seems that Beck is going to be the starter for this franchise for at least a few more years. The Vikings have decided to pull Donovan McNabb, after winning only one game with him under center. This will be the first time McNabb is a true backup since his rookie year. The Vikings have decided to put Christian Ponder in the mix because, at this point, it doesn’t look like this season is going anywhere for them with the Lions and Packers way out on top. This is a smart move, as I

MANNING DOWN: Peyton Manning’s season-ending injury may have doomed the Indianapolis Colts in 2011, but may prove fruitful come the 2012 NFL draft. feel there isn’t too much pressure to be left on him this season, and he can get game-time experience to prepare for next year. Personally, I’m quite curious to see how he will do, considering where he was drafted. Still, the question now remains: out of the weaker teams in the league, who will chase after Andrew Luck in the draft next season? The best fit for Luck, in my opinion, definitely has to be the Colts. Just like Peyton Manning was successfully compared to his NFL-playing father, so too has Luck been associated with his NFL-playing father, Oliver. It is also clear that Peyton Manning is getting older, and he obviously just had a big injury, which makes you wonder how much longer he can last. Luck has the potential to con-

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tinue to maintain the pass-happy franchise that developed under Manning, not to mention the fact that he will have at least a season or two to learn from the best in the game before starting, a la Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre. By that same token, if Luck is drafted early, then he may be traded away just as current Giants quarterback Eli Manning was traded for Philip Rivers of San Diego in 2004. There are definitely teams who need immediate help at the quarterback position, and it is clear that Luck could definitely be the answer. He is head and shoulders above all other prospects, so I’m excited for any team he may go to. Contact Albert Raminfard at araminfard@colgate.edu.

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the Texas Rangers or St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series? Why? By Ben Glassman Maroon-News Staff

The Texas Rangers will win the 2011 World Series. When I looked at this week’s Around The Hill, I honestly wanted to find evidence that the resurgent, electrifying Cardinals would take home their second title in the last five years. The truth of the matter is, however, that the Rangers are just too good. Yes, St. Louis has the home-field advantage and, yes, they come into the Series overflowing with momentum, but this is the Rangers’s year. They made it to baseball’s biggest stage last season only to fall easily to the surprising San Francisco Giants in five games. You can bet that a team led by fireballs Ron Washington and Nolan Ryan won’t allow that to happen again. The combination of Texas’s bullpen, defense and bats will be too much for the Cardinals to deal with. Already a team featuring stars like Josh Hamilton, Michael Young and Ian Kinsler, the Rangers have benefitted from the emergence of Nelson Cruz, who set League Championship Series records with six home runs and 13 runs batted in against the Detroit Tigers. The level of clutch hitting that the Rangers have produced from the top to bottom of their batting order is like nothing anyone has seen in October. Add in one of the best bullpens in base-

ball, the number two unit in defensive efficiency and a rotation that threw the most shutouts in baseball this past regular season, and the Texas Rangers look very, very unbeatable. By Pete Koehler Maroon-News Staff

The Texas Rangers are going to be your 2011 World Series Champions. It in some way pains me to say that, considering the team was previously owned by none other than the nation’s 43rd Commander-inChief, George W. Bush. Still, I have to give credit where credit is due, and the Texas Rangers are clearly the superior team. The St. Louis Cardinals do have two things going for them. They have home field advantage, thanks to the brilliant idea to give it to the league that wins the All Star Game (because that really makes sense Bud Selig!). More importantly, the Cardinals might have a slightly better rotation, especially if Chris Carpenter continues to pitch with his A-game. That said, Texas would best be compared to this year’s edition of my New England Patriots in that they are extremely and quite unfairly stacked offensively. The Rangers should just plain outscore the Cardinals, even if they give up quite a few runs themselves. It may not be pretty, but I predict the Rangers to win in six.

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October 20, 2011

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Fantasy Focus for Week Seven By Albert Raminfard Maroon-News Staff

It’s been a while since I last checked in, but I welcome you to the period of bye weeks, where the depth of one’s team can be tested. This week is especially important as the most crucial teams are on a bye, which can affect any fantasy league. Specifically, the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals are all on a bye. Expect backups and free agency pickups to become important this week and within the next few weeks as well. In regards to the players you may pick up out of free agency, do not expect to get a great option as a replacement, as most teams have picked up any real value out there. What’s paramount at this point is

matchups. Be on the lookout for anyone who may drop a decent player that could go on your bench, especially if they are dropped from another team to make space for a bye replacement. Even now, it would be a good idea to pick up any players who you will need in the future as a replacement, if you have room on your bench. If you feel unsatisfied with your team at this point, your best bet is to make trades or wish for some luck, and play the best players you can based on matchups. With all of that said, here are some pickups you may consider for the upcoming week or weeks to help replace players. At the quarterback position, players you may want to pick up include Tim Tebow, Carson Palmer, John Beck and Christian Ponder, in that order, as they are all new options. At wide receiver, Darrius Heyward-Bey is a Raider I still believe in, even

with the quarterback change, as Carson Palmer will be good for this team and may even be better for him than Jason Campbell. The Giants’s Victor Cruz had a poor showing last week, but he is still used and relied on in the offense. Based on their schedule, expect the Giants to pass more in the future. If he’s available, Michael Crabtree could make a difference for the 49ers and your team, as he may be a more crucial part of the NFC West-leading offense the team boasts. Kevin Walter of the Texans is also a good option, especially with star wideout Andre Johnson injured and out for the rest of the year. Another player to consider is receiver Eric Decker of the Denver Broncos. If he was dropped or never picked up in your league, I think his stock is up considering his counterpart in Brandon Lloyd is out of Denver.

As for running backs, you may have a tough time finding a replacement at this point, but look at Delone Carter of the Colts with Addai out, Jackie Battle with Jamaal Charles out, Pierre Thomas and Marshawn Lynch. For defense, pick up any of the following: Houston, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Washington, Buffalo or Oakland, if they are available. Cincinnati and San Francisco may also be huge steals if they are still available, as they have been doing great thus far and they are on a bye. Last, but not least, look for Fred Davis, Benjamin Watson, Heath Miller and Jared Cook at tight end. If you are struggling, do not lose hope. There is still time to turn the season around. Contact Albert Raminfard at araminfard@colgate.edu.

LSU Tigers Lead First BCS Rankings By Ben Glassman Maroon-News Staff

The first Bowl Championship Series standings were released last Sunday night, and as could be expected, there are mixed emotions across the board. The top four teams, LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, are in firm control as of now, but the Wisconsin Badgers, who are ranked No. 4 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and in the Harris Interactive College Football Poll, can’t be pleased. The two polls account for just two-thirds of the BCS formula, with computer ratings comprising the final third. Due to their soft out-of-conference schedule, the Badgers were downgraded to No. 6 in the BCS standings – hardly where coach Bret Bielema and quarterback Russell Wilson hoped the 6-0 team would fall. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State, who is actually ranked behind Wisconsin in the two polls at No. 6, benefitted tremendously from the unpredictability that is the BCS formula as four out of six computers ranked them No. 1. The Pokes resulting BCS ranking is No. 4. The fact that the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide, as well as Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, make up the top already has tremendous implications for the BCS title game. On

November 5, the two top-ranked schools will meet in Tuscaloosa in a game that will likely decide which of them goes to the championship game in New Orleans. If the SEC powerhouses get past a couple of tough matchups this week – LSU against Auburn and Alabama against Tennessee – then in all likelihood we will know at least one of the title

contenders. The other team will likely be either Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, who play each other in Stillwater on December 3. If things shake up in the standings – and with the BCS, that’s a real possibility – other contenders who could challenge the top 4 are No. 5 Boise State, No. 6 Wisconsin, No. 7 Clemson and No. 8 Stanford. Beyond Andrew

TIGERS ON TOP: LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson has his team on top of both the SEC and the national rankings after a dominant 7-0 start. bleacherreport.com

Luck and company, it’s hard to see anyone putting up a strong enough effort to challenge for the ever-coveted top two spots. All the debates on sports radio this week are not about the proposed title games, but about the reminder of the difficulties with the current BCS system. Under the current system, either LSU or Alabama and Oklahoma or Oklahoma State will without a doubt not be in the championship game. The fact that everything rides on the January 9 game in the Big Easy means that LSU’s and Alabama’s seasons will come to their most important points in November. Under a playoff system, everything would stay up in the air, leaving the thrill of the chase for the title game intact until the very last week. Even though there will be no playoff this year, many of November and December’s games will still hold importance. LSU and Alabama both play big games in Week 13 against Arkansas and Auburn, respectively. It’s nice to think that things will change between now and the bowl season but, under the current system, much remains predictable and very subject to the inefficiency of the BCS setup. Let’s hope the argument doesn’t burden fans and players for the rest of 2011. Contact Ben Glassman at bglassman@colgate.edu.

Checking in With the NHL By John Palasqua Maroon-News Staff

This year’s NHL season is off to a strong and surprising start. Three weeks in, the teams to watch have begun to stand out. The Colorado Avalanche has been the season’s breakout team, rebounding from a disappointing 2010 season and shutout loss in its home opener to top the standings by winning five in a row on the road, including a victory over the defending cup champions in Boston. The young team has been banking on the strong goaltending of Semyon Varlamov and its two upcoming home games versus Chicago will put it to the test. Still, the Avalanche have an easy looking schedule for the rest of October and the team is eager to prove themselves to their fans. Of the 30 teams, only two remain

unbeaten. The Red Wings and Capitals each sit at 4-0 and will face each other this Saturday. Eastern Conference favorite Washington leads the league in goals per game averaging 3.5 but suffers on penalty kills. However, this may pose no issue for Detroit, who is an abysmal 1-for-19 on the power-play. On the other end of the spectrum, the winless Columbus Blue Jackets (0-4-1) had the roughest start in the NHL. Their highest profile offseason acquisition, defenseman James Wisniew, hasn’t even seen the ice as he serves out an eightgame suspension. With a tough upcoming schedule don’t expect too much out of Columbus unless goaltender Steve Mason can improve in the crease. At .889, his save percentage is the worst among starting goalies in the league. Keeping Columbus company at the bottom of the standings are the Ottawa

Senators (1-4) and the Winnipeg Jets (13). The Jets, who returned to Winnipeg this season after relocating from Atlanta, were able to squeak out a win against the Penguins on Monday, but for the most part their performances have been uninspired. The team is still getting settled north of the boarder and expects this season to be a building year. The Buffalo Sabres recovered well from their first loss of the season against Carolina with a road victory over Pittsburgh. At 4-1, they lead the league in goals per game thanks to powerful offensive performances by Thomas Vanek, Luke Adam and Drew Stafford, each with three goals apiece. Ever consistent goaltender Ryan Miller should make sure Buffalo is a team to watch throughout the season. Unexpected wins have come from the New York Islanders, who ousted rival New

York Rangers 4-2 to increase their record to 3-1. The Islanders have benefited from some of the strongest defensive plays in the NHL and a second best 1.5 goals against average. The winless Rangers (01-2) face tough road games at Vancouver and Calgary, and with a league-lowest 1.7 goals per game and 0 percent on the power-play, the Rangers need to find some inspiration soon. Last year’s Stanley Cup contenders, the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks, are both struggling to keep up with expectations. The Canucks (2-2-1) have allowed 16 goals so far this season and the Bruins (2-3-0) have been coming up short on the power-play, just one for twenty. The season is still very young, and we can expect a lot of excitement on the road to the 2012 Staley Cup. Contact John Palasqua at jpalasqua@colgate.edu.


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October 20, 2011

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Men’s Hockey Takes Down Fourth in the Nation Splits Weekend Tilts with Miami of Ohio

By Jaime Heilbron Copy Editor

Something special may be brewing in Hamilton. The Colgate men’s hockey team returned to Starr Rink for its home opening series against the fourth-ranked Miami University RedHawks last weekend. The Raiders dropped a heartbreaker on Friday by a score of 4-3, but bounced back in impressive fashion to secure the split with a 3-2 come-from-behind overtime victory on Saturday. Senior forward Austin Smith had two tallies on the weekend, one in each game. Sophomore forward Chris Wagner exploded with a three-point weekend with a goal and two assists, while senior forward Austin Mayer scored the game-winning goal on Saturday, his first one of the campaign. “The major lesson we take from this weekend is that we can play and beat anyone in the country,” Smith said. “Our ultimate goal is to win an ECAC Hockey championship and to find ourselves in the NCAA tournament at the end of the year.” On Friday, Colgate came out with fire and determination to back up the previous weekend’s success. This was shown by the way the Raiders took the play to the visiting RedHawks, outhustling them and outplaying them throughout the period. It was Miami, however, that opened the scoring with a four-on-three power play goal at 9:26. Soon after, however, the RedHawks got whistled for a penalty and Colgate immediately cashed in on its power play at 10:11 with Smith scoring his second goal of the year assisted by junior defenseman Jeremy Price and first-year defenseman Spiro Goulakos. A few minutes later the Raiders once again benefitted from the man advantage and a little under five minutes after their first goal Wagner scored assisted by Goulakos and Price to give Colgate a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission. The defensive corps did a great job of containing the high-powered Miami offense, allowing only three shots on goal to the Raiders’s 12. The second stanza was similar to the first, with both teams playing a back-and-forth game until its middle point, when Miami became physical and slowly took momentum and control of the contest away from the Raiders, proving it’s position as one of the elite teams in the nation. Late in the period, the RedHawks benefitted from a power play to knot the game at two with fewer than two minutes left in the period at the 18:20 mark. The third frame could not have had a worse start for Colgate. Just 40 seconds into it, Miami scored to take a lead it would not relinquish throughout the rest of the game and a few minutes later at 3:52 added an insurance goal to make it 4-2. From then on, the Raiders regained their energy, but it was too late as the RedHawks went into lockdown mode, playing a secure brand of hockey and giving Colgate little chance to get back on the scoreboard. The Raiders eventually did when sophomore forward Mike McCann scored to make it 4-3 with 32 seconds left in the contest, assisted by senior forward Matt Firman and first-year forward John Lidgett, but it was not enough and Miami took the 4-3 win. “The season is young, and early on teams are more prone to make mistakes,” Smith said. “Unfortunately, we had a few costly mistakes at the beginning of the third period and it costs us the game. We played close to 55 minutes that night but it takes a full 60 to win.” The following evening Colgate came out to play with a purpose. At home in Starr Rink, ’Gate would fight until the end to prevent the RedHawks from leaving Hamilton with a

weekend sweep and that they did. The Raiders came out in the first period with a similar fire as that of the previous night, but with even more determination. It was once again Miami, however, that drew first blood after forcing a turnover in Colgate’s defensive zone. The Raiders soon raised their level of play, which made for an entertaining end to the period with both teams trading scoring opportunities. Within the first five minutes of the second period, Colgate was called for two contiguous penalties and forced to kill a five-on-three RedHawk power play for a little less than a minute, which it did successfully. That shot of confidence would prove crucial, as Miami seemed a bit disconcerted throughout the rest of the period, getting called for penalty after penalty, which allowed the Raiders to enjoy a total of three five-on-three power plays as well as take momentum of the game. Colgate finally got on the board on its third five-on-three opportunity when junior forward Robbie Bourdon scored his second of the season, assisted by Wagner and junior tri-captain Thomas Larkin. The Raiders and the RedHawks entered the final 20 minutes of the contest engaged in a 1-1 stalemate, but one that had a different feel to that of the previous night’s. Colgate continued to dominate the contest early in the third frame, which was a critical part of the period, given that it was in the first five minutes of the previous night’s game in which Miami pulled away. It was the RedHawks, however, who scored the next goal, retaking the lead at 2-1. That lead did not last long, as Smith proved himself once again to be a clutch player for the Raiders by quickly tying up the game at two at 12:03, finishing off a beautiful tic-tac-toe play that started with first-year forward Joe Wilson, who received the secondary assist after handing the puck to Wagner, who had the primary helper. Colgate continued to control play in the period, but found itself unable to figure out the visiting goaltender. With a little under two minutes left in the contest, something occurred that could have ended the Raiders’s aspirations, when ’Gate was called for a penalty for having an extra player on the ice. Colgate killed the penalty for what remained of the stanza, but would still find itself down a man for the first 36 seconds of the sudden death extra session. The Raiders’s penalty kill remained impeccable throughout the evening and Colgate was awarded with a power play of its own 57 seconds into the overtime period. After several close calls, Mayer scored with a second remaining on the man advantage to give the Raiders the victory after deflecting a shot from senior tri-captain Corbin McPherson, who received the puck from senior forward Nick Prockow. “The biggest factor in Saturday’s win was team chemistry and belief,” Smith said. “The character of this team is a complete 180 degree change from what it was last season. We all believe that we are going to win every time we step on the ice. We aren’t hoping to win, we are expecting to win.” This upcoming Saturday No. 14/16 Colgate will travel to Hyannis, Massachusetts to take on Army in the second annual Cape Cod Classic. “We can expect a hard fought battle against a team that will compete every shift,” Smith said. “We have to go in and play a physical game for 60 minutes or more to get the win. We have to continue to raise our level of play and push the envelope. Our days of sitting back and waiting for something to happen are over. We need to be declarative and play our brand of hockey every night.” The contest is slated for a 7 p.m. start. Contact Jaime Heilbron at jheilbron@colgate.edu.

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October 20, 2011

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Women’s Soccer Ties With Navy in Double Overtime Claims Third Seed in Patriot League Standings

By Tira Hastings Maroon-News Staff

The Colgate women’s soccer team took on Navy this past Saturday in Annapolis, Maryland. It was a tough battle that resulted in its second tied game of 1-1 in the Patriot League season. Navy began the game with an offensively aggressive start. It gave the Raiders absolutely no time to settle into any rhythm and took a series of shots in the first five minutes and overall dominated the offensive play. Luckily, junior co-captain and goalkeeper Ashley Walsh was able to keep the ball out of the net. Navy’s offensive attack lit a fire under the Raiders and they counterattacked with a pair of tough shots by first-year forward Caroline Brawner. Unfortunately, they could not make it to the back of the net and Navy’s goalkeeper, Alexes Lopez-Shaw, stopped both shots. Navy came back with another strong offensive attack in the final minutes of the period. Although they outshot the Raider’s 7-1 in that end portion of the FANCY FEET: First-year Caroline Brawner switches up the strategy by dribbling game, Colgate was able to maintain the the ball in Saturday’s game against Navy. score at 0-0 until the end of the half by Lyla Currim playing strong defense. seconds later, senior co-captain Danielle cushion its lead. Unfortunately, with fewThe second half started in the reverse. Wessler made a phenomenal pass to junior er than seven minutes on the clock, Navy Colgate came out hungry for the first goal forward Jillian Kinter. Kinter was able to capitalized on a corner kick. This put the of the game. Its aggressiveness out of the make a long run and shoot the ball to give game at a score of 1-1 and sent the teams start paid off when they earned a penalty off Colgate the first goal of the game. into overtime. a foul in the box only 50 seconds into the The rest of the half was an even back and “The game against Navy was definitely half. Junior midfielder Elise Amioka took forth between Navy and Colgate until the a battle,” junior goalkeeper and co-captain the kick but was unfortunately denied by final twenty minutes of the game when the Ashley Walsh remarked. “Both teams fought Navy’s goalkeeper. intensity from both teams picked up notice- hard throughout regulation and both overThe Raiders’s efforts to score were not ably. Navy was fighting to tie up the game times. Unfortunately, our team had a defenmade in vain, however, because only 30 while Colgate was looking for a goal to sive breakdown with not much time left in

the game which Navy capitalized on.” Moving into the overtime, it was Navy who generated most of the offensive play. They kept Colgate on the defensive and forced it to protect its net. Navy took six shots on Colgate during the first overtime period. The second overtime was played similar to the first with Navy still pursuing the final goal and the Raiders mainly playing a defensive strong. However, even with 20 minutes of additional play, the Raiders were able to keep Navy at bay leaving the game with a final score of 1-1. “While it was a bit disappointing to give up the lead with so little time left in the game,” Head Coach Kathy Brawn said, “it was impressive that our players didn’t let the momentum swing defeat them. Grabbing a point on the road, (teams get 1 point for a tie and 3 for a win), keeps us in strong contention to get into the league tourney and also keeps us alive to possibly host.” With only three games left in their Patriot League season, the Raiders seem to be in a good position. “Being at home for our final three league games is fantastic,” Coach Brawn said.“We are counting on a strong fan presence to help create an energetic Raider Nation atmosphere. Lafayette comes in Friday with a 4-0 record and Lehigh is the defending conference champion. We are playing dynamic, attacking soccer so these games promise to be exciting.” Colgate will play two games next week, both at home. They will host Lafayette on Friday, October 21 and Lehigh on Saturday October 23. Contact Tira Hastings at thastings@colgate.edu.

Volleyball Splits the Weekend , Defeats Holy Cross, Falls to Army By Emma Barge Sports Editor

Colgate volleyball kept its four-match Patriot League winning streak alive last Friday night with a four-set victory over Holy Cross, but dropped a heartbreaker to Army in five the following evening. The Raiders started the first set off nice and easy, trailing 5-4 early in play. They soon picked up the pace, however, with five kills from sophomore Lindsay Young and 10 assists tallied to classmate Kaylee Fifer’s name. The team went on a 21-12 run to set the score at 25-17 in a decisive victory for Colgate. The second set opened up with the teams neck-and-neck and continued like this until the score was tied at 20. Neither the Raiders nor the Crusaders were able to take more than a threepoint lead in the run. Colgate took the lead at 23-20, but Holy Cross then stole the show with a five-point run of its own to seal the deal at 25-23. The match was tied at one set apiece. Colgate struggled to get back on its feet and allowed the Crusaders to gain a six-point lead at 11-4, but they were able to come back and outscore Holy Cross 20-10 to come within only

one point of the win. At the final point, Fifer and senior Kaylee Dougherty got up at the net with a convincing block to end set number three at 25-21. From that point on, it was not difficult for the Raiders to continue their momentum and end the fourth and final set in complete control of play. Despite the fact that the Crusaders were able to play catch-up and tie to score at 10, Colgate answered with a 15-8 run to end the set and match. This time, the final point was decided by a block by Young and first-year Kenzie Hume to make a statement before the Raiders left the court. The Raiders hoped that their tilt against Army would follow the same trend. It was not due to a lack of effort or passion that Colgate fell to the Black Knights, but the five-set match ultimately ended in a victory for the visitors to Cotterell Court. Despite the loss, the record book saw a third consecutive double-double from Fifer with 46 assists and 11 digs at the end of the match, while Young swung at 18 kills. Sophomore libero Caitlin Cremin tallied the most on defense with 19 digs and senior Blaire Safir also contributed 18 of her own. Right from the start, the Black Knights effectively controlled the set play. After a tie at five, Army went on a 20-14 run to take the first set. Young tallied four kills – the most on the team – while Fifer counted eight assists. Just like in the first game, the score was knotted at five apiece in set number two after a pair of aces from Dougherty. Though Colgate tried to break away, Army kept up and the teams once again evened out at 12. At that point, the Raiders went on a 13-8 run to grab the second set and even the match out at one game apiece. Young once again came up big with five kills, while Safir recorded seven digs. Fifer recorded 13 of her 46 assists in this game alone. The two teams were at it again deep into the third set with the score tied up only two points away from the end of the game. Young came through with a roaring kill to break the tie and push the Raiders ahead to 24-23. It was up to Dougherty behind the line to deliver the final point of play and she did not disappoint. A service ace ended the well-played set for Army and the Raiders took a 2-1 advantage in the match. Overall, the set saw 16 ties and eight lead changes. The intensity of the fourth set was undeniable. Both Colgate and Army came out strong and went point-for-point just as they had in the previous game. The game was tied at seven, but the Black Knights charged ahead to gain a significant lead at 13-7 after a six-point run while they kept the Raider offense completely at bay. Once Army secured a lead, Colgate struggled to fight back. The Black Knights took the set at 25-14 and once again tied the set count. The entire match then relied on the play in the fifth game. Army initially jumped out to a 8-5 lead, but Colgate fought back and scored a 3-0 run over the Black Knights to tie it up at eight. Army then responded with a 7-3 run to end the set at 15-11 and take the match off the Raiders. Colgate will be back in action for its family and alum weekend at home on Friday night when they play the 2010 Patriot League Champions, American University, at 7 p.m. and Navy at 2 p.m. the following afternoon. Contact Emma Barge at ebarge@colgate.edu.


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Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Place Solidly at Albany By Matt Flannery Maroon-News Staff

On Sunday, October 16, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in grueling meets. The women’s squad traveled all the way to University Park, Pennsylvania to participate in the Penn State National, while the men’s team took part in the UAlbany Invitational in nearby Albany, New York. The women’s team placed a solid 14th out of a 29-team field, while the men placed an impressive 6th out of 21 teams. Senior Elise DeRoo maintained her career-long consistency and rode a strong performance to a 13th-place individual finish. DeRoo tackled a challenging course under messy conditions in a quick 21:47. Senior teammate Chelsea Burns placed second for Colgate, finishing the course in a respectable 23:11. The time placed the veteran Burns in 67th place among individual runners. Surprising first year Megan Keane ran extremely well at the meet, placing third for Colgate (84th overall) with a final time of 23:32. Senior teammates Kendall Lyons and Kelly Cattano rounded out the top-5 for the Raiders, finishing in 110th and 117th place, respectively. Lyons completed the grueling track in 23:58, while Cattano was right on her heels, completing the race in 24:10. Based on total time, the Raiders would have finished in 11th place as a team. However, final standings are calculated by rewarding points based on the placements of each team’s top five runners, leaving Colgate (391) one point behind 13th-place rival Lehigh. The meet was won by West Virginia with 45 points. UConn placed second as a team with 70 points, while host Penn State finished third with 77 points.

The men’s team rode yet another incredible performance by junior Chris Johnson to a sixth place finish in the UAlbany Invitational. Johnson used a blazing fast start and an equally strong finish en route to a final time of 24:46.9, just 4.3 seconds out of first place. Johnson said that his strategy and performance in the meet reflected the manner in which he is approaching the upcoming Patriot League Championships. “I got out hard the first mile to make sure I could handle a fast pace, since it is possible that the Patriot League race will get out very hard,” Johnson said. “The main point of the race was to see if I could run a hard last mile after getting out to a faster pace… I was able to run it hard, so this was a big confidence booster looking forward to Patriots.” Junior teammate Tim Phelps followed Johnson in second place for Colgate, completing the race in 34th place with a time of 26:29.7. Sophomore Everett Stilley rounded out Colgate’s top three performers, finishing in 44th place overall with a time of 26:44.6. Host University of Albany took home first place, finishing the meet with 36 points. Binghamton (50 points) placed second as a team and was followed in third by Middlebury College (89 points). Both teams will have a week off before they return to action for the Patriot League Championships on October 29. “We will cut back on the volume and intensity of our training so that we will be ready to peak for the race in two weeks,” Johnson said. The race will be held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at Lehigh. Contact Matt Flannery at mflannery@colgate.edu.

Field Hockey Falls in Devastating Game Against American Struggles to Keep Up in 8-1 Defeat By Emma Barge Sports Editor

The Colgate field hockey team was unable to end its Patriot League losing streak this week, falling to American on the road in a devastating 8-1 decision. Despite the loss, sophomore Meredith Gibson experienced a personal victory when she recorded Colgate’s one and only goal of the tilt and the first collegiate goal of her career. First-year goalie Amanda DiDomizio made five saves in 61 minutes of action, while sophomore Caitlin Zolet saw nine minutes as a DiDomizio’s reliever and pushed aside two American shots.

The first half was marked by fantastic Raider defense, as Colgate was outshot 8-1, but managed to effectively defended their net. American’s Gina Hofmann tallied the only goal of the half toward the end of play on a penalty corner. The Eagles scored four straight goals at the opening of the second half, with two recorded within the first ten minutes to push their lead to 3-0. Two more goals slipped to the back of the Colgate net, one coming within the last 18 minutes of play. At that point, Gibson stopped the American streak with the lone Colgate goal of the competition. She broke into the circle from the right side, beating an American

player and shooting to the inside post to bring the score to 5-1. The tally came too late in the game, however, and Colgate was unable to catch up with the Eagles for the remainder of play. American continued to dominate on offense, aggressively attacking the Raider net. Ultimately, they scored three more tallies before the end of the game and the score was set at 8-1. The Raiders will be back in action when they play Holy Cross at noon on Saturday, October 22 on the road. They then travel to Cambridge, Mass. for a 1 p.m. tilt against Harvard the following afternoon. Contact Emma Barge at ebarge@colgate.edu.


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SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS Patriot League Standings

Team Lafayette American Lehigh Bucknell Colgate Holy Cross

Women’s Soccer

Football

Field Hockey League Overall 3-0 8-6 3-0 7-6 2-1 5-11 1-2 5-9 0-3 5-9 0-3 1-13

Team Lehigh Holy Cross Georgetown Bucknell Colgate Lafayette

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

Team Lafayette Army Colgate Lehigh Navy American Bucknell Holy Cross

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

Overall 9-3-1 9-2-4 9-4-2 6-6-2 9-5-3 5-10-1 3-9-1 2-11-2

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

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

Volleyball Overall 6-8-1 6-4-3 6-2-5 8-3-3 7-6-1 4-7-3 5-8-0 1-10-2

Team American Army Colgate Lehigh Bucknell Holy Cross Lafayette Navy

League 6-1 6-1 5-2 5-2 2-5 2-5 1-6 1-6

Overall 13-10 15-6 9-12 13-7 5-11 6-17 8-11 6-16

Raider Action

Raider Results Field Hockey: American 8, Colgate 1* Women’s Soccer: Colgate 1, Navy 1 (2OT)* Volleyball: Colgate 3, Holy Cross 1*; Army 3, Colgate 2* Football: Colgate 35, Cornell 28 (OT) Men’s Soccer: Colgate 3, Army 2 (OT)*; Colgate 1, Binghamton 1 (2OT) Women’s Hockey: Colgate 7, Lindenwood 2; Colgate 8, Lindenwood 2 Men’s Hockey: No. 4/5 Miami 4, Colgate 3; Colgate 3, No. 4/5Miami 2 (OT)

* denotes Patriot League or ECAC Hockey opponent

Friday: 7:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Lafayette 7:00 p.m.Women’s Volleyball vs. American Saturday:12:00 a.m. Men’s Golf at Lehigh Invitational 12:00 p.m. Men’s Rowing at Head of the Charles 12:00 p.m. Field Hockey at Holy Cross 2:00 p.m. Football at Georgetown 2:00 p.m. Volleyball vs. Navy 7:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer at Lafayette 7:00 p.m. No. 14/16 Men’s Hockey vs. Army @ Cape Cod

Sports Spotlight Chris Wagner ’14 Sport: Men’s Hockey Hometown: Walpole, Mass. Major: Undecided Why Chris? He tallied three points in the Raiders’s two games against nationally-ranked Miami University (OH) over the weekend, including two helpers in the Raiders’s 3-2 victory on Saturday. 1. What does getting a win against a team of Miami University’s caliber this early in the season do for the team’s confidence? This really boosts our confidence tremendously. We knew we were good, but we now know that we can be an elite team in the country. 2. You guys drastically out-shot Miami in both games. What do you attribute the offensive success to? We were able to get pucks behind their defense and one of our main strengths is cycling the puck low. We just wore them out. 3. After surrendering two power-play goals in the first game, you held Miami scoreless on its five opportunities in the second game. What adjustments did you make to slow down their power-play?

A main focus of our adjustment was to shut down their top returning scoring leader, Reilly Smith. He had a hat-trick against us Friday night and he can really fire the puck. 4. Miami committed numerous penalties in both games. Against a team of their talent, how important is it to capitalize on the man advantage, which you guys were able to in both contests? By capitalizing on our odd man opportunities we were able to gain momentum. Especially in the second game after having a few 5 on 3 situations we had to get a goal. 5. What expectations does the team have prior heading into ECAC play and on a national level? I can’t say we have any clear expectations. We just know that the sky is the limit for us.

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Football Pulls Through in Homecoming Game By Ben Arledge Maroon-News Staff

In a Homecoming win, Colgate football defeated the Cornell Big Red this past weekend in overtime 35-28 at Andy Kerr Stadium, putting the team on a three-game winning streak. However, all is not well in Raider Nation. The squad had its third quarterback injury of the season, forcing the services of fourth-string first-yearJimmy DeCicco. Sophomore Gavin McCarney had been the clear starter after senior Steve Rizzo went down before the season, but McCarney was knocked out of last week’s game and his status remains unclear. The sophomore had rushed for eight touchdowns and passed for seven. Junior Josh Hasenberg got the start this past weekend against Cornell, but he too succumbed to an injury. Despite the quarterback uncertainty, the Raiders rallied in the rain in front of a Homecoming crowd of 3,817 to hold a winning record for the first time since week one. Cornell opened the Saturday afternoon contest with a thundering 47-yard field goal from Brad

Greenway, putting the Raiders down by three points early. However, Colgate responded with a drive ending in a Hasenberg ten yard rushing touchdown. Hasenberg dominated on the ground with 127 yards, but his passing game suffered in the elements. The rain and wind kept him to 52 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. The second quarter opened with a Cornell touchdown on an eighteen yard pass from Jeff Mathews. Again, Colgate responded swiftly with a touchdown. Junior running back Zauhn Lewis dashed for a seven yard rushing score to put the Raiders back on top 14-10 heading into half-time. Lewis coupled with junior Jordan McCord to fill the backfield with senior Nate Eachus out once again. Lewis would total 81 yards on the day, while McCord added 84. The second half was barely underway when Colgate added to their lead with a touchdown. This time, it was McCord who took the handoff and darted seven yards. The running game gave the Raiders a seemingly comfortable 2110 lead. However, the momentum was short lived. On the following kickoff, Cornell’s Rashad

Campbell took the ball back 85 yards to close the gap. The game certainly offered the backand-forth action desired by the Homecoming weekend crowd. Three minutes later, Josh Hasenberg scrambled for a three yard touchdown. Unfortunately, it would be his last scoring play of the day, as he left the game shortly after with an injury to his foot. Hasenberg’s big rushing day was crucial to Colgate’s eventual win. Jimmy DeCicco entered under center, but was a minimal factor to the Raider run-driven offense. The large lead held until the 1:52 mark in the fourth quarter, when a deep 52-yard pass play from Mathews to Luke Tasker put the Big Red in contention. The converted two-point attempt closed the gap to just three. Then, with only five seconds left on the clock, the Cornell kicker nailed a 40-yard field goal to tie the game and almost create a collapse of epic proportions by forcing overtime. However, the Raiders would not let this win escape them. McCord would be the hero of the day with his second rushing touchdown of the day. The junior scored from four yards

out to claim the lead. Colgate’s offense scored all five touchdowns in the ground, putting together a 291 rushing-yard day. Cornell had an opportunity to tie the game, but came up just short. On fourth-and-goal from the four-yard line, Mathews failed to connect with intended receiver Lucas Shapiro in the endzone. The defense, in addition to keeping the ball out of the endzone in overtime, also picked two passes from Mathews (intercepted by senior Chris DiMassa and Jordan McCord) and recovered a fumble. Despite playing with third and fourth string quarterbacks and without its starting running back, Colgate put together a win against a weak Central New York foe. The Raiders dominated the clock, doubling the time-of-possession of Cornell with over fifty minutes on offense. It has been a season filled with unfortunate injuries, but the team has still found ways to win. Colgate will undoubtedly have to do just that again this weekend against a 5-2 Georgetown team. The Raiders look for their fourth straight win on the road at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Contact Ben Arledge at barledge@colgate.edu.

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