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Students and Faculty Reflect The Game’s Afoot Holds Most on Gingrich’s 2009 Visit

Successful Event Yet

By Nate Lynch

By Matthew Knowles

News Editor

Maroon-News Staff

As a self-described historian, Newt Gingrich has always been the sort of person that does research before coming to an important conclusion. Some of that research may have been done previously during his visit to Colgate in 2009. “[Newt] was making strategic decisions about seeing different parts of the country…there were a couple of local Republican connections he was visiting like Dennis Vacco, the former Attorney General of New York. He was clearly testing the waters for a presidential run,” Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Freedom and Western Civilization Robert Kraynak said, who helped bring Gingrich to Colgate. Gingrich came to Colgate on March 26, 2009 as part of an event sponsored by the Center for Freedom and Western Civilization and the College Republicans. His lecture, entitled “President Obama and the Future of American Freedom,” set him in direct opposition with President Obama and his policies: a stance that he has maintained in his many months on the campaign trail. “I think we’re at a very big crossroads between a govern-

ON THE ROAD TO CANDIDACY: Former Speaker of the House and current presidential candidate Newt Gingrich gave a lecture in the Colgate Memorial Chapel in 2009. Andy Daddio ment-dominated country and Gingrich drew upon the tradia country where the center of tional Republican positions that he power and opportunity lies with fought for as Speaker of the House the people. And I think the of Representatives from 1995 to Obama administration and its 1999, as well as a less orthodox, Tea left wing allies in Congress have Party-style approach. moved very aggressively to cre“Newt was angry not just ate a big government model with with the government and peohigher taxes, more bureaucracy, ple who bought homes they more power and control to the couldn’t afford, but also Wall politicians,” Gingrich said as he Street. He didn’t like that AIG summarized his speech. executives were able to take “In retrospect, it seems like a bonuses,” Weiss said. “We’ve campaign speech, but at the time it seen this narrative reemerge in really didn’t,” recent graduate Max his criticisms of Romney with Weiss ’11 said. “I can also say that Bain [Capital].” in 2012 he is very similar to 2009.” Continued on A-3

Last Friday evening, students mobbed the Hall of Presidents (HOP) during The Game’s Afoot’s most recent event, “The Game,” an event in which students came together to play games. In partnership with Late Gate, “The Game” drew an unprecedented crowd due to its wide variety of entertainment options including a Nerf War, Super Smash Brothers, Pokémon tournaments and various other video and board games. Over 150 students attended the festivities, making it the club’s largest event in club history. Planning for “The Game”

began well before the New Year, dating to the tail end of the fall semester. After the Sony PlayStation College Tour sponsored by The Game’s Afoot in November, the club was approached by Late Gate to hold a large event in the spring semester. “I can’t tell you exactly how much money they gave us, but I can tell you that it was over three times our club’s annual budget,” sophomore and The Game’s Afoot officer Ian Dwyre said. The assistance from Late Gate allowed The Game’s Afoot to launch a highly effective advertising campaign which began immediately when students returned from break. Continued on A-2

SMASHING THE COMPETITION: Colgate’s gaming club The Game’s Afoot launched “The Game” this past weekend in the HOP, where participants played Nerf Wars, Super Smash Bros. and other video and board games.

Guest Speaker Reminds Students of MLK’s Message By Amanda Golden Maroon-News Staff

Last Thursday in Love Auditorium, Colgate welcomed William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University Eddie S. Glaude Jr. as the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Keynote Address speaker. Glaude is the chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, as well as a senior fellow at The Jamestown Project at Harvard University, which is a “think tank of new leaders who reach across boundaries and generations to make democracy real” according to the organization’s website. He has also written several award-winning books. Professor Glaude’s lecture was centered on “the power of young folk.” Glaude explained how he believes young people in America no longer have the message that Martin Luther King Jr. preached ingrained in their actions. The event brought out a large group of students and faculty, filling

the auditorium almost to capacity. Glaude shared his ideas on how passive the new generation has been and how he believes that because of our own self-interests and distractions, such as material possessions, we no longer possess much of Dr. King’s influence and message. “We must orient ourselves to the greatness of our past,” Glaude said. “We, right now, Americans of all colors, must discover our mission.” Professor Glaude addressed his feelings on young people in America, stressing that they need to not only come together as a collective, but also to use their skills in a positive way moving forward. “Young people must take their ability to multitask, their technology, their swag, etc., to create the movement of now,” he said. “Today is our day to make history and to transform the world.” Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs and the Director of African, Latin, Asian & Native American (ALANA) Cultural Center and In-

HONORING KING: As part of the MLK Celebration Week, Colgate welcomed guest lecturer Professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr., who gave a speech last Thursday in Love Auditorium. ternational Services Thomas A. CruzSoto was instrumental in bringing Professor Glaude to campus. “I’ve been working on getting him here for two years now,” CruzSoto said. “We’re really lucky to have him.” MLK week has served as a kind of kickoff for Black History Month in the past at Colgate.

“Every year, the Cultural Center takes charge of the events,” CruzSoto said. “I believe that this year’s MLK week has been one of the best years so far at Colgate.” In an effort to make the festivities more integrated into life on campus, Cruz-Soto and others involved in organizing the MLK week events also reached out to

other departments, including Women’s Studies, and other key faculty members. “They’ve been fantastic and have brought their students and research into MLK week,” Cruz-Soto said. He also explained what those who helped put on the festivities surrounding MLK hoped to accomplish. “The goal has been to expose students to diversity, gender, religion and race diversity. It’s mainly to expose students to all walks of life, acceptance over tolerance,” Cruz-Soto said. Cruz-Soto expressed his concerns with Colgate’s openness to diversity dialogues. “Race is always an issue,” he said. “Colgate students are so bright, but as far as complete tolerance, I don’t know if we’re there yet. I think this can be a great breeding ground to expose ignorance so people can talk, so they aren’t stigmatized for a certain belief.” Contact Amanda Golden at



February 2, 2012

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Patrick Riley

Foreign Language Professor Begins Study on Authors’ Shame and its Influence on the Writing Process

by matthew knowles Maroon-News Staff

If one were to run a Google search on the phrase “Patrick Riley Colgate,” at least three results would display that phrase. Of course, Associate Professor of French and the Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures Patrick Riley would downplay that reputation, but there is a reason why he is so well liked by his students. Early in his academic career, Professor Riley knew that he wanted foreign language to be an important part of his life. “I discovered in high school that I was good in foreign languages…and I decided when I was about 16 that that’s what I wanted to do for a career,” Professor Riley said in a previous interview. “That set me up for majoring in French and German in college and it went from there.”

Professor Riley does a lot more than teach and speak Romance languages, though. He also focuses on novels written in Romance languages. This semester, he is teaching two seminar courses on 18th century literature, one on the epistolary novel and the other on Libertine fiction. “Libertine fiction is…roughly speaking…liberating one’s self to practice free choice in the area of seduction,” Professor Riley said, laughing. “And the literature thereof.” However, despite his varied literary interests, Professor Riley’s true passion lies in the realm of French autobiography. In 2004, he published the book Character and Conversion in Autobiography: Augustine, Montaigne, Descartes, Rousseau, and Sartre, which chronicles several centuries of biographies written by famous Frenchmen. Of these historical figures, though, Riley is particularly interested in Rousseau.

project. Though still in its early stages, Professor Riley is doing research on authors’ shame and how it contributed to their writing process. “That’s exactly the sort of thing you don’t talk about in a book, right? When shameful things happen in people’s past, the thing you want to do least is talk about it,” Professor Riley said. “And yet, it seems if you start to examine autobiographies, there tends to be some sort of a horrible, shameful incident that either triggers the writing of the biography…or to justify or explain it.” THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE Professor Riley discusses PROFESSOR: In addition to how this aspect of shame can foreign languages, Professor Riley show up unexpectedly in many also enjoys teaching the Challengfamous authors’ work, includes of Modernity class. Patrick Riley ing that of Darwin. Ultimately, “Rousseau is my main research he looks to show how, whenguy,” Professor Riley said, chuckling. ever these authors come upon In fact, his work on Rous- their individual shame in their seau is what inspired him to un- writings, it is never handled dertake his most recent research with grace, and in fact proves

to be a very awkward note in their otherwise eloquent work. Finally, one cannot discuss Professor Riley’s teaching at Colgate without discussing his love for teaching the Core classes, specifically Core 152: Challenges of Modernity. Unlike many professors, he does not see the class as a burden, but as a privilege. “It probably sounds heretical to say that I enjoy teaching that course more than any other course. The authors and books read in that course are so amazingly rich…you can teach them over and over again and never exhaust them.” Professor Riley loves languages and literature, but is not bound by them. Instead, he will teach anything that he finds to be thought provoking, as evidenced by the wide variety of classes that he instructs. Contact Matthew Knowles at

The Game’s Afoot Seth WILL NOT shave until Hosts Its Most YOU take pictures for the Popular Gaming Maroon-News! Event to Date Continued from A-1

The funding for the event was not only spent on publicity. The Hall of Presidents was transformed into a Hall of Nerf, as black and strobe lights created an exciting atmosphere for the competitors. Club-branded t-shirts were handed out to early attendees as a door prize, and The Royal India Grill and Oliveri’s Pizzeria provided over 15 trays of Indian food and 12 pizzas, respectively. However, arguably the biggest attraction for the night was the Super Smash Brothers Brawl tournament. “I like the way we’re having tournaments,” first-year officer Michelle Cohen said. “We usually don’t do that as part of the normal Game’s Afoot…but I like that we’re having them because, you know, people are competitive!” Over 36 people competed in the Super Smash Brothers tournament, and prizes were awarded to the top four finishers. A Pokémon tournament was also held afterward, with prizes being awarded to the top three.

The significance of The Game’s turnout was lost on no one, as everyone, both officers and attendees, expressed their surprise over the attendance. “I think it’s really a good turnout,” junior Katie Avery said. “It’s a lot of fun… I was looking forward to it all week.” Even co-President Adam Ashwell was very excited about the turnout and the group’s prospects for the future. “It’s amazing,” Ashwell said. “We had taken into account that it could be this much, but it’s far more than we have ever had before at an event…it’s just great.” The Game’s Afoot crew sees ‘The Game’ not only as a resounding success, but an indication of a newfound partnership with Late Gate. “This event really cemented our relationship with Late Gate,” Dwyre said. “It cements us as one of the principle institutions on campus.” Contact Matthew Knowles at

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THE BLOTTER COLGATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT Monday, 1/23 12:19 a.m.: A resident of 84 Broad Street (Delta Delta Delta Sorority) reported her laptop missing from her unlocked room. The laptop was later found. 4:31 p.m.: A student reported his cell phone as lost, last seen in Lathrop Hall. 9:44 p.m.: A fire alarm at 92 Broad Street (Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity) was caused by marijuana smoke. Case referred for disciplinary process. 11:44 p.m.: Campus Safety officers on routine patrol near ALANA (African, Latin, Asian & Native American) Cultural Center observed an underage intoxicated student urinating in public. Case referred for disciplinary process. Tuesday, 1/24 1:11 a.m.: Hamilton Police reported an underage intoxicated student on Broad Street who was transported to Community

Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary process. 1:22 a.m.: Campus Safety observed an underage intoxicated student on East Broad Street. The student was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary process. 9:27 a.m.: A student reported being injured on Monday, 1/23/12 while running and slipping on ice on the quad. Campus Safety provided transport to the Student Health Center. 1:40 p.m.: A student reported to Campus Safety that cash had been taken from his unsecured locker at Lineberry Natatorium. 4:43 p.m.: A student reported that her unsecured bicycle was missing from the bike rack near Memorial Chapel. Wednesday, 1/25 3:03 p.m.: A student reported that cash and a watch were taken from his unsecured locker at

Lineberry Natatorium. Thursday, 1/26 No case activity reported. Friday, 1/27 1:02 a.m.: A fire alarm at 88 Broad Street (Beta Theta Pi Fraternity) was caused by marijuana smoke. Case was referred for disciplinary process. 1:07 a.m.: A resident of 88 Broad Street was found to have covered a smoke detector in violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process. 1:39 p.m.: A student was arrested on 1/21/12, at 5:03 p.m., in the Town of Oxford, NY, by the New York State Police for driving while ability impaired by drugs (DWAI) and unlawful possession of marijuana. A passenger, also a Colgate student, was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana. Case referred

for disciplinary process. 1:39 p.m.: A student was arrested on 1/22/12, at 12:25 a.m., in the Town of Sherburne, NY, by the New York State Police for driving while ability impaired (DWAI). Case referred for disciplinary process. 1:40 p.m.: A student reported his vehicle damaged while parked in the first-year lot. 4:18 p.m.: Campus Safety observed a vehicle had driven on Academy Field causing damage. 7:03 p.m.: A resident of 92 Broad Street (Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity) was found in possession of a candle in violation of university regulations. Case referred for disciplinary process. Saturday, 1/28 12:55 a.m.: Campus Safety assisted the Hamilton Police Department with an underage intoxicated student who was in the possession of an open container and of a fictitious driver’s license. Case referred

Green ’Gate Colgate University and Hamilton Township Discuss Natural Gas Utility by cassidy holahan Maroon-News Staff

Colgate University’s interest in switching to natural gas as a secondary source of heating is one step closer to becoming a reality. Last month, the Village of Hamilton began to make strides toward bringing natural gas pipelines and energy to Colgate and to the surrounding Hamilton community. Colgate’s Climate Action Plan, published last fall, cited natural gas as an alternative to burning the fuel oil (Colgate uses number six) in the heating plant. The Climate Action Plan suggests this change by 2014, hinging on its future availability in Hamilton. The Climate Action Plan document states, “It appears likely that Colgate will have access to natural gas in the

near future via an ongoing Village of Hamilton initiative to bring natural gas to the area.” The plan suggested the change because, when burnt, natural gas releases fewer greenhouse gases than other fossil fuels. A switch to natural gas, therefore, would greatly reduce Colgate’s carbon footprint and help the University become carbon neutral by 2019, which Colgate has outlined in the recent Climate Action Plan. The switch to natural gas suggested by the Climate Action Plan has been met with some opposition and hesitation, however, because of the negative environmental impact of its extraction. On January 10, the Hamilton Village Board of Trustees began to discuss the establishment of a natural gas utility. The board voted to begin an

environmental assessment that is required by the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act before a new utility can be established. The natural gas utility would construct a connecting pipeline into Hamilton, New York from one of two major pipelines within a ten-mile radius. The natural gas utility would also handle suppliers, gas customers and operation of the pipeline. Margaret Miller, the Mayor of Hamilton, was quoted in The Madison County New York News on January 18, 2012 as saying that the natural gas utility is feasible, in part, because of interest expressed by Colgate University (as well as the two other large energy-consuming institutions in Hamilton, Hamilton Central School and Community Memorial Hospital). Although abundant in New York, natural gas is also a con-

troversial energy source. Natural gas is, for the most part, extracted from shale using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in which companies fracture rock layers with pressurized hydraulic fluids in order to extract petroleum and natural gas products. However, many people oppose hydraulic fracturing because of the associated environmental and health hazards, especially when concerning water contamination. The board agreed to host a public hearing on February 14 at the Hamilton Village Courthouse to discuss the controversial fuel source. The utility will not be established unless the Hamilton community votes for the legislation in a referendum that will be held sometime this spring. Contact Cassidy Holahan at

for disciplinary process. 4:50 a.m.: A resident of Parker Apartments reported an unknown male in her apartment. 11:11 a.m.: An ill staff member at Frank Dining Hall was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. 4:32 p.m.: Campus Safety on routine patrol observed damage to the lawn at 88 Broad Street (Beta Theta Pi Fraternity).

Sunday, 1/29 1:03 a.m.: Campus Safety assisted Community Memorial Hospital with an underage intoxicated student. Case referred for disciplinary process. 5:34 a.m.: A student reported being injured on 1/28/12 at 92 Broad Street (Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity) while playing catch with a football. 5:39 p.m.: A student reported her cell phone taken from Cobb House on 1/27/12.

Looking Back: Gingrich’s 2009 Colgate Appearance in Review

Continued from A-1

His tone was acerbic at times, touching on controversial topics in question-and-answer discussions such as abortion, gay marriage and questions of religion. Some students came away from the lecture feeling “shocked” as reported in the April 2, 2009 issue of The Colgate Maroon-News. “Some people certainly walked out shaking their heads. He always speaks in a provocative style. He thrives on confrontation – people come to hear him because they know he’s confrontational,” Kraynak said. “The thing that was most striking to me when I met him was how much he resembled a professor as opposed to a politician. It was like you walked into a seminar.” Kraynak did find one noticeable difference between Newt Gingrich in 2009 and his presidential campaign. “I think he’s aware of the fact that he needs to be a more disciplined person on the campaign trail,” Kraynak said. “It’s a study in contrast between the careful Romney and [Gingrich’s] more dynamic style.” Contact Nate Lynch at



February 2, 2012

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As I’m sure many seniors already know, this job market is impossible to break into. It gets even harder when you’re trying to make it into an industry that is supposedly dying. Anyone trying to make it in the book or magazine publishing world has a very slim chance of entrance, and an even slimmer chance if one doesn’t have any sort of connection or “in” with the industry; someone like me. However, I very recently had an interview for my first internship with a local magazine in my hometown. Not to rub it in, but I’m extremely proud of myself, especially since I grew up in a house full of lawyers. Until fairly recently, when I made it very clear that law school is a path that I will never, EVER go down, I was expected to do what was practical rather than what I wanted to do after college. After all, law school is always there, but that Associate Editor position probably won’t be. And honestly, that just sucks. Let’s pretend for a second that the job market isn’t what it currently is. Even then, people were, in general, ignoring what it was that they actually wanted to do because it wouldn’t rake in a lot of cash or it wasn’t what other people thought that they should be doing. It’s incredibly discouraging when your parents consistently try to persuade you to get a degree in something that you couldn’t care less about just because it might make your life easier in the long run. Sure, your parents want you to have an easier and more successful life, but a big part of their eagerness to get you to apply to grad school is so that they feel a sense of pride, maybe even gain bragging rights. After all, there’s always that parent at the block party ranting and raving about his kid Jimmy and how great he’s doing at Harvard Medical School. How much do you hate that parent? Honestly, he kind of sucks. What if Jimmy didn’t want to go to med school? What if he wanted to go to art school instead? Do you even care, obnoxious-parent-whose-audience-is-getting-bored? Probably not. But the good news is if the person whose ear you’ve been yammering into all afternoon starts dying of boredom, your son is learning how to save his life! But I’m getting a little off topic here. What I’m trying to get at is the fact that, even though jobs are few and far between, you shouldn’t have to settle or even resort to doing the job that someone in your family has lined up for you. I understand that this is rather unrealistic at the moment, and maybe it’s easier for me to have this opinion because I still have two and a half years of college left, but why shouldn’t you do what you want to do? We go to Colgate because we wanted to go here, and maybe that wasn’t the best fiscal decision for some, but we did it anyway because, in the end, we all know that we’re going to get more out of our experience here because we are enjoying every minute of it. Well, maybe not necessarily the minutes spent in Club Case writing a research paper on rocks, but hopefully you’re not spending a majority of your time on that kind of work. There’s something to be said about being good at what you do and wholeheartedly pursuing what you want, even if it doesn’t necessarily seem feasible. Even though getting the job you’ve always wanted seems unlikely right now, why not at least try your hardest to get as close as you can? The worst thing that can happen is you fail, but only for now. You have the rest of your life ahead of you, and remember, when one door closes, there’s always a window open somewhere. Contact Sara Steinfeld at

February 2, 2012

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Being Right

By Ryan Martin

By Alan He

Class of 2014

Class of 2012

A Tale of Two Candidates

One Term Only

This Week’s Topic: Republican Presidential Candidates

Remember a few months back when nationwide polls were conducted and Herman Cain was gaining ground as a possible “frontrunner” for the Republican nomination? Most of America knew these numbers would not hold, and when Cain’s adulterous history was discovered, the man quickly vanished from the national spotlight. What Cain’s involvement in the primary phase of this election began to show the American public was that the GOP has absolutely no idea who can lead them in a general election against President Obama. Even as the battle between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich heats up, it is becoming evident that the Republican Party has been unable to find a viable candidate because it was picking from the wrong group of politicians from the very start. Let’s begin with Newt Gingrich. This is a man who, eons ago, was thought to be the next star of the GOP, thanks to his role in the Congressional power shift in 1994. But after spending a few years as Speaker of the House, Republicans suffered terrible midterm election defeats, and party leadership forced him to resign. To say that Gingrich’s few years leading the Republican Party were a success would be a complete overstatement. During this period, he was marred by countless ethics charges, a near shutdown of the federal government and an effort to remove President Clinton from office in the wake of the Lewinski scandal that was deeply unpopular among voters, all of which led to his forced resignation. Gingrich had been virtually irrelevant in the political world for the past twelve years due to his abrasive, hot-headed nature and because he was viewed as a political liability, not to mention that Gingrich carried on multiple adulterous affairs during parts of his three marriages. There are so many clear-cut questions regarding his fundamental character that it is truly baffling how he polled so well with evangelical Christians and even won in South Carolina. Mitt Romney, who will ultimately be the Republican nominee, faces his own set of problems in his pursuit of the Presidency. The voting base of the Republican Party believes him to be a “phony” conservative, someone who has compromised on “conservative values” and done anything necessary to gain political office. He has received a ton of flak for his role with Bain Capital, and independent middle and working-class voters cannot be satisfied with the fact that he is paying a 15 percent annual tax rate on the millions of dollars he makes in capital gains, while they pay 25 to 35 percent in income taxes on hard-earned money. He has long been criticized as a “flip flopper,” and this will certainly become more evident when he is forced back toward a more moderate stance after winning the nomination. Personal deficiencies of these Republican candidates aside, the major miscalculation the GOP has made in the years leading up to this election was the absurd amount of political capital they handed over to fringe groups (à la the Tea Party). What Republican strategists will realize in hindsight is that there is a major disconnect between the average American voter and the radical fringe that is now running their party. There is no doubt that when Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination, he will immediately be forced back toward the middle of the political spectrum if he is to have any hope of even competing with President Obama. It will become apparent as the general election approaches that President Obama embodies the rational, moderate and optimistic voice the country needs during what is still a very trying economic period in its history. People will recognize that the GOP has become nothing more than a party of, by and for the wealthy…and the Tea Party. The “glue” holding this base together is so much weaker than Republicans would like voters to believe, and there is no way that it will hold long enough to carry Mitt Romney to the White House. Contact Ryan Martin at

For whatever reasons, many commentators have bemoaned the current slate of Republican presidential candidates. The media has incessantly fed into our fear that the Republican candidates are inadequate against Barack Obama. At some level, the angst is understandable. As Newt Gingrich would like to remind us, the presumptive frontrunner is the guy who lost to the guy who lost to President Obama. To make matters worse, while the Republicans battle it out, President Obama’s poll numbers have slowly increased. I’m here to tell Republicans that whichever candidate emerges out of the primary will be much better equipped to defeat the current president. A long, drawn-out primary always has the potential to limit the ability to organize for a general election, but there are plenty of benefits associated with a good fight. Just ask Bill Clinton or Barack Obama. What’s more, we have a good, seasoned field of candidates: a former House Speaker, a twelve-term Congressman, the third ranking Republican in the Senate and a governor with significant business and legislative achievements. This year, the only imperative is to beat the current president in the general election. Every single Republican voter understands that this is the only significant litmus test. Newt Gingrich didn’t beat Mitt Romney in South Carolina because he was more conservative; Gingrich won because he convinced the voters of South Carolina that he could win a general election. If Republican primary voters only wanted ideological consistency, they would have chosen Rick Santorum or Ron Paul. They didn’t. In many respects, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have the opposite problem. Romney has proven that he can govern and manage effectively and Gingrich has shown throughout his long career that he can win historic elections. But Romney couldn’t beat Ted Kennedy in 1994 or John McCain in 2008, while Gingrich’s erratic term as Speaker of the House went badly enough to turn the entire Republican establishment against him. In order to win the primary, one of the two men will have to settle these important questions. With the economy still down and a looming crisis in Europe, there is absolutely no reason to doubt that Republicans have a fighting chance of taking the Senate and Presidency from the billion-dollar Obama machine. The eventual Republican candidate will need to project Obama-esque confidence and embrace the dark arts of demagoguery that Bill Clinton employed so successfully against George H.W. Bush. The 1992 Presidential Clinton Playbook is a potential blueprint for Republicans in 2012. The 1992 Clinton campaign convinced American voters not to reelect a moderate Republican president with significant foreign and domestic achievements. Think Desert Storm, the reunification of Germany, the fall of the Soviet Union, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1990 Budget Enforcement Act. The Clinton team portrayed Bush as an out of touch, untrustworthy WASP and minimized the President’s achievements. The “New Democrats” successfully preyed on Republican suspicions that Bush wasn’t a Reagan conservative. Why was the President untrustworthy, you might ask? Because an intransigent Democratic Congress forced him to break his promise not to raise taxes in the midst of a potential financial crisis and preparations for the Persian Gulf War. Then candidate Clinton successfully savaged Bush for raising taxes while trumpeting his own tax cutting credentials, only to raise taxes in 1992 after taking office. If you wonder why bipartisanship is dead, look no further than 1992. Today, many liberals are convinced that President Obama didn’t fulfill his campaign promises or potential, in spite of his many liberal accomplishments. The Republican candidates need to capitalize on this belief. It’s been said that Obama saw a kindred spirit in H.W. Bush. Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom and very recently hosted him at the White House. It’s time for Republicans to make sure Obama joins George H.W. Bush in the pantheon of one term Presidents. Contact Alan He at

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February 2, 2012

Alumni Column

Capturing Colgate’s Brand By Terry Egler

entrepreneurial spirit. It’s about the lessons in self-governance and philanthropy, fostering community across classes and the fun provided by Greek life. It’s about having our lucky number be 13 and those 13 men with 13 dollars and I have the privilege of serving on the Colgate Alumni 13 prayers who started it all. It’s about our enduring traCouncil and recently attended the Council’s mid-winter dition of the torchlight ceremony (also not for the faint meetings in Hamilton at which, in addition to helping of heart). to host Real World, the Council devoted substantial time It’s about Gary Ross’s handwritten notes to candidates and thought to President Herbst’s Strategic Planning Profor admission and the ice cream sandwiches, too. It’s about posal for Colgate. Colgate’s next strategic plan is a weighty increasing and achieving our capital campaign goal during and important initiative that will shape Colgate’s future. an economic crisis when other colleges are lowering theirs. We applaud President Herbst for welcoming the voice of It’s about having a complete stranger embrace (and almost alumni, among the other key constituencies of Colgate accost) us when we are wearing a Colgate t-shirt, hat or any (including students – yes, you too have a voice, so be sure other Colgate garb, just to say that “his sister’s husband’s to let it be heard). best friend’s daughter” went to Colgate. It’s about the love Before grappling with Colgate’s critical needs for the and passion that Colgate students and alumni (and their future, the Council thought it was important to identify families) have for our college and for one another. what is right about Colgate. What makes Colgate special, I could go on and on, but I think you get the point. All unique and successful? of those things comprise the essence of Colgate, or the spirWhat is Colgate’s brand? While this may seem like a it that is Colgate; something that is difficult to capture in simple task, it is surprisingly difficult to articulate our a brand, but powerful and important to preserve. Can we brand in succinct terms – even for Colgate liberal arts improve Colgate? Absolutely. Are there drivers for change graduates who know and love our college and have been that we must pay attention to in order to keep Colgate taught to think critically and to marshal our words in a competitive and successful? Yes. Changing demographics, compelling fashion. globalization and the increasing pressure to make the case The problem is that there are so many facets that make for Colgate’s value proposition against the cost of a Colgate Colgate...well, Colgate, that no single statement captures education and, in the context of a difficult economic clithe Colgate brand effectively. Here’s what we know: Colmate and job market, require us to step up our game. The gate is about engagement of our students, faculty, staff, world is changing around us, and Colgate must be proacalumni, parents and the community – intellectual, social, tive in anticipating and meeting those changes in order to athletic, civic and global engagement. It’s about being BRANDING A UNIVERSITY: Thinking about all the things continue to excel. But I believe that the answer to the funtaught and inspired by members of the faculty who also that make Colgate special makes describing Colgate in one damental question of what we want Colgate to be is that have us over for dinner. we want Colgate to be Colgate, only stronger. way challenging. Vice President of the Alumni Council Class of 1977

It’s about being small but mighty, fielding Division 1 athletic teams, having our debate team advance to the World Universities Debate Championships and producing leaders in the world of finance, media, marketing and law (to name just a few). It’s about having the “oldest college weekly in America.” It’s about our student athletes who put us at the top of the NCAA Graduation Rate. It’s about the beauty of our campus and the surrounding countryside and yes, the isolation of our residential college community. It’s about our increasing diversity and expansive study abroad program. It’s about the strength of our Core curriculum. It’s about alumni who reach across generations to provide financial support, mentoring and job opportunities. It’s about snow, snow and more snow (not for the faint of heart). It’s about engendering an

Return of the Expats By Coco Vonnegut Class of 2013

One brisk morning at the Stop and Shop in Narragansett, RI, I found myself in the frozen foods section feeling completely overwhelmed. Jean-clad mothers pushed shopping carts filled to the brim with Doritos. Oversized frozen pizzas were covered in every type of meat known to man. It was sensory overload. That morning, I stepped off a plane from India and into what felt like a whole new world. Snooki and Mitt Romney smiled at me from magazine stands, the newest rapper screamed from our car radio and my phone blew up with four months of texts and voice mails. I’d been warned about reverse culture shock, a pattern of emotional ups and downs that one experiences upon returning from abroad. Admittedly, I hadn’t thought much of it. But returning from India made me feel more out of my element than arriving in India had. For the first time, I was noticing pieces of American culture through a critical lens. I was unnerved by the price of orange juice at the grocery store, the trashy TV shows and the large open expanses of grass between each home on the Rhode Island shore. After studying abroad, you get used to things there, and adjusting to things here is difficult.“The worst,” my Colgate friend who had also gone abroad told me over break, “is when people ask you, ‘How was the UK?’ as if you could boil the experience down.” You want to tell people everything and confining it to a simple ‘amazing,’ ‘crazy’ or ‘interesting,’ just isn’t enough. One of the best ways to reenter America is to talk about your experiences abroad not in one-word adjectives but over coffee, and in detail. As sophomores, juniors and seniors alike return to Hamilton, NY after semesters abroad, Colgate has a whole community of people to relate to when it comes to reentry shock, as over half the student body comes and goes from around the world. Jodi Hammer, a Peace Corps Rep, recommends networking post-return, stating “It’s building your alliance, your web of people who know about you and might be able to connect you with people who know what you're about." Jeremy Geller, the Director of Student International Affairs at University of Illinois, recommends finding people who share your newfound interests. Luckily enough, Colgate has everything from German Club to South Asian Cultural Club to help returned students stay connected with the place they’ve left behind. Most importantly, share your experiences with people who haven’t gone abroad yet. The wise words and advice of older students really centered my ideas about studying abroad. Students who have already studied off campus know the value in getting away from Colgate and coming back more informed. As for me, I think that the return to Colgate this semester for us former expats will be like a breath of fresh air. Reentry comes with the profound ability to look at culture with a critical eye. I know that spending a semester away will make me more alert not only to the things I appreciate about Colgate, but also to the changes that I hope our campus will see. Returning to Colgate renews my humility – I feel incredibly lucky to receive the education we receive here and to be surrounded by people who share my passion for learning. We live in a world that gets smaller every day. As the junior class welcomes students back and says goodbye to others for the coming semester, Colgate can become a forum for the exchange of ideas, for the breaking down of boundaries and for exacting positive change. Seeing the world is an immense privilege, and taking the lessons we learn and applying them makes it worthwhile. There are problems at Colgate (and for the record, there are problems everywhere), whether they are within the Greek system, issues of racial inequality, bigotry or the hook-up culture. Hopefully stepping off campus will make us more alert when we step back on, and more willing to speak up when we want change. Contact Coco Vonnegut at

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Arts & Features

February 2, 2012


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Senior Honor Society Helps the Community: Konosioni Distributes Grants By Claire Aziz

of choice and inviting them to apply for grant money. Finally, Konosioni chooses the best of the charity applications and allocates money to each according to the amount of money raised The Konosioni Senior Honor Society is one of the most impres- at the Charity Auction. sive student organizations at Colgate University. In overview, KonoThe Class of 2012 Konosioni Society allocated grants to charisioni is composed of 26 seniors – 13 male and 13 female (because ties relevant to their chosen theme of Nutrition and Wellness. They this is Colgate, after all), who are peer-selected by the current Kono- passed their final grant decisions on December 6, 2011. Because sioni members after applying in the spring of their junior years. They of a successful Charity Auction in the spring of 2011, the society are then inducted that same semester and embark on their mission had $25,340 to dole out to organizations including the Mary Rose of “preserving Colgate’s many traditions and bettering the Hamil- Center (a free health clinic), Emma’s House (a shelter for women in ton community through service,” as the Student Life section of the crisis) and Utica Safe Schools Healthy Partnership, Inc. (involved Colgate website so aptly states. These students meet once a week with the Community Health and Wellness Fair). As it is now the throughout their two semesters in the organization to achieve their spring of 2012, a new group of extraordinary students will soon mission. This carefully selected group generates a unique theme for assume the positions held for just a short while longer by 26 sethe society for their term, which influences the service and initiative niors. The current members of the Konosioni Senior Honor Sociof the group for that time. ety are Terica Adams, Sarah Branz, Giovanna Brunetto, Kathryn The service this organization does David, Devin Desir, Kelly Dwyer, truly is amazing. The Konosioni HonBrett Ekberg, Sonya Falcone, Kevin or Society does many things in the Gordon, Charles Hartwick, Christine spirit of “preserving Colgate’s many Heffernan, Jane Huang, Erin Leon, traditions and bettering the HamCasey Macaulay, Samantha Myers, ilton community,” but the group’s Ryan Nelson, Makenna Osborn, Camain focus during the Spring semesden Polk, Ruchira Rajan, Bharadwaj ter is allocating the Konosioni Grants Obula Reddy, Alex Restrepo, Ellie to charities that are compatible with Schmidt, Fatima Sowe, Peter Stein, the current theme of the Konosioni Lindsay Strand and Mitchell WaxSenior Honor Society. The process man. Soon to hand off their seats in of allocating grants to charities starts this society, these seniors will graduate with the Spring Charity Auction, at shortly with the accomplishment of which Konosioni auctions off items having been a member of such a presto members of the Colgate and Hamtigious and honorable organization, ilton communities to raise money and what they have achieved this year ultimately given to various charities. KONOSIONI KINDNESS: The Konosioni Honor Society is truly admirable. The next step for Konosioni is choos- distributed grants to local charitable groups targeting Contact Claire Aziz at ing charities relevant to their theme nutrition and wellness. Maroon-News Staff

In The Light

Erin Nash By Maggie Grove Maroon-News Staff

Erin Nash, senior and Syracuse native, has been a vital part of the Residential Life staff throughout her time at Colgate. The psychology major is currently serving as the Apartment Manager of University Courts, in which she oversees both juniors and seniors at Colgate. Nash began her involvement with Residential Life when she became a Residential Advisor in her sophomore year. She was the RA for Andrews Hall, and in her junior year progressed to become the RA in Shepardson. She describes the purpose of the Residential Life staff as creating “a healthy living space for my residents through one-on-one interactions, hall programming and peer advising.” Yet, her role is flexible. As an RA for first-years, Nash primarily dealt with roommate conflicts and personal issues. Working with upperclassmen, she says her primary responsibilities include “ensuring the maintenance of all University Court buildings ... and supporting residents in their academic and extracurricular pursuits.” For Nash, working as an RA “is sometimes challenging, [but] assisting and developing close relationships with more than 200 students has been extremely rewarding. I cannot express how thankful I am to have had the most wonderful residents over the past three years.” As for her peers in Residential Life, Nash says she has “become closely connected with the other members of the Residential Life staff; it is both exciting and inspiring to work with students who share the same goal of wanting to help students to experience positive living situations.” Nash is also involved on campus as a member of the Benton Scholars program, and served last year as the Policy Coordinator for Student Life on the SGA Executive Board. She also participated in the Upstate Institute Summer Field School Program and the Dominican Republic alternative break trip sponsored by COVE. During her time at Colgate, Nash says the university “has prompted and inspired me to engage with the world as a global citizen – I have learned to become more aware and critical of ideas and events going on in the world. More importantly, Colgate has helped me to discover my passions, as well as the drive to pursue those passions.” Post-graduation, Nash plans to work for a few years in the field of organizational development and then attend graduate school to obtain a Master’s degree or Ph.D in Organizational Psychology.

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KITCH 121: Superbowl Snack-Fest By Emily Suskin Maroon-News Staff

TZATZIKI (Greek yogurt dip) For this dip, I use hothouse cucumbers – the long, skinny cucumbers that are wrapped in plastic in the produce department. Their skin is much thinner and less waxy than regular cucumbers, so you do not have to peel them and they are virtually seedless. Plus, I think they taste better. However, you can certainly use regular cucumbers for this recipe, but you will most likely need two and will definitely need to peel them and spend a little more time seeding them. When I made this for a dinner, we started off by having it with pita chips, but quickly discovered that it was good with just about everything else on the table, including but not limited to: couscous, roasted potatoes, salad and chicken. The next day we used it on sandwiches and the list continues from there. This dip comes together very quickly, but I suggest you make it the day before. The dip is even better after the ingredients have had a day to get to know each other. 1 hothouse cucumber 2 (7-oz) containers of plain Greek yogurt (I use Fage 0%) 1/8 to 1/4 cup of sour cream (I use lowfat) 2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar 1 tbsp of minced fresh dill 1--1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic 2 tsp of kosher salt 1/2 tsp of freshly ground black pepper

1. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and run a spoon through the center to seed it. Using a box grater, grate the cucumber. Squeeze the grated cucumber between your hands to get rid of the water it contains. This might seem tedious, but the more time you take to squeeze out the cucumber, the less watery and more flavorful your dip will be. 2. Put the yogurt, some of the sour cream (about 1/8 of a cup) and the cucumber into a medium bowl. Add in the lemon juice, white wine vinegar, dill, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir until combined. 3. I recommend starting with less sour cream and less garlic until you taste it. Especially when it comes to the garlic (which is raw and potentially overpowering). BEER-BATTERED ONION RINGS The batter on these onion rings is light and delicious. Just be careful with the hot oil while cooking (it can splatter) and after cooking, leave it on the stove until it has cooled completely. Hot oil and water really do NOT mix! Vegetable oil, for frying 1 egg white 1 cup of beer (if you are old enough, of course) 1 cup of all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp of kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling 2 large onions 1. Pour oil in a medium pot until it is roughly two inches deep. Heat the oil on medium heat. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg

white until frothy (white bubbles appear). Stir in the beer, flour and salt. Mix until there are no lumps (or almost none) and set the bowl aside. 3. Slice the onions about 1/3 inch thick. Separate the slices into rings and put them into the bowl of batter. Let the excess batter drip off before putting them into the oil. 4. Set up a baking sheet lined with paper towel, close enough to the stove so that you can easily transfer the onion rings once they are done. 5. Try one onion ring to test if the oil is hot enough. It should take about one to two minutes to get golden brown. If it takes much less time than this, your oil is too hot. 6. Continue to cook the rest of the onion rings in small batches, using a slotted spoon to get them out of the oil. Once they are done, put them onto the baking sheet and salt them before adding another batch to the oil. It will look like most of the salt is falling to the tray, but more sticks than you realize. You do not want to over-salt them. Serve immediately. Contact Emily Suskin at

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C-2 Arts & Features

“A Little Sondheim...A Little Weill...” Professor Stages Her Own Cabaret

By Betsy Bloom

of Stephen Sondheim’s “The Girls of Summer,” Beggs channeled the jazzy tones of a nightclub singer before moving effortlessly Unfortunately, it’s not very often that I into the sensual and expressive “Speak Low” get the chance to see one of my professors (also from One Touch of Venus). Beggs’s voice performing in a musical cabaret. However, took on a much softer and sweeter quality my big break came last Saturday when I was for her performance of “Frank Mills,” a ballucky enough to see Visiting Assistant Profeslad from the 1960’s musical Hair. (She also sor of English and Theater Anne Beggs’s perplayed guitar during the number, though formance in “A Little Sondheim…A Little she offered the disclaimer that she was “the Weill…A Musical Theater Cabaret.” world’s worst guitar player.”) Then, The show’s name was deceiving: in my as if switching musical styles wasn’t opinion, it really could have been called “A complicated enough, she switched lanLittle Bit of Everything.” Beggs, who was guages for Belgian singer/songwriter accompanied by the incredibly talented Jacque Brel’s haunting, “Ne Me Quitte Dianne McDowell on piano, performed Pas.” Beggs penultimate number was a total of 10 songs from various composa heartwarming rendition of “Try ers. She began with the aptly named “Welto Remember” from Tom Jones and come to My Party,” an attention-grabbing Harvey Schmidt’s The Fantasticks. For number from Michael John LaChuisa’s the finale (and my favorite number), musical The Wild Party. The song set the Beggs performed a brassy and powerful tone for the night: big energy and impresrendition of the Chicago favorite, “All sive range. Beggs has a voice that can tranthat Jazz.” The audience willingly parsition from all-out belting to beautifully ticipated in the song, a sign they were soft and haunting. And she did. Stopping truly enjoying themselves. only to take off her shoes (and put them So, though this may have been back on), let down her hair (literally and the first time I was able to see a perfiguratively) or to sip some water, Beggs formance by a professor, the experithrew herself into the changing styles and ence has made me hopeful it won’t attitudes of each successive number with SOUNDS LIKE SONDHEIM: Professor Anne Beggs’s be the last! vigor and confidence. Contact Betsy Bloom at cabaret medley filled Brehmer Theatre last Saturday. Her voice took on a masculine tilt Maroon-News Staff

for the swingy number “All I Need is the Girl” from the musical Gypsy. After that, she transitioned to the higher pitch requirements of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s “The Bilbao Song,” from their musical One Touch of Venus. Next came Ogden Nash and Kurt Weill’s “I’m a Stranger Here Myself.” The snappy, soulful tune really gave Beggs a chance to showcase her impressive range and operatic influences. During her rendition

This Week at the Movies:

December Recap Part II By Srikar Gullapalli

Don’t expect a neat resolution of every issue and a complete understanding of the situation by the conclusion. But if you want something of a glimpse into the real spy world, not a long-haired Following the theme of Margaretta’s article from last week, here are charming maverick climbing the Burj Khalifa, watch this movie. my thoughts on a few movies I saw over winter break and why you The performances are all-around awesome, especially Gary Oldshould watch them (or not). man, who, with a perfectly restrained performance, shows us the Let me begin with Sherlock Holmes 2 – A Game of Shadows. What it contradictions and complications in the motivations and the exis is a fun movie full of action, a palpable chemistry between Law and plications of a life spent serving queen and country in MI-6. AlDowney Jr. and a well-essayed Dr. Moriarty played by Jared Harris. What fredson’s direction is pitch-perfect, and the screenplay works reit is not is a Sherlock Holmes movie. This movie is full of action played ally well in hindsight, although confusing to everyone during. The out in slow-motion – every single time (we get it, Guy Ritchie, you know atmosphere of the movie takes you back to an era of fear, distrust how to do grungy shots) – and a painful overdose of the technique used in and chaos, while still maintaining relevance to the present. Watch that one fight scene in the first movie; you know, where we see him planGRAD it ifMAT youAD areColgate willing3.94 to give it your1 all for two hours nothing less. x 5_Layout 9/20/11 12:43 PM –Page 1 out his attack before he actually attacks. Stephen Fry is more a caricatured And watch out for Gary Oldman at the Oscars. Mycroft Holmes than anything else; indeed evidence of how this movie Contact Srikar Gullapalli at treats the rest of the Sherlock Holmes body of literature. And the humor is slightly off, too. Watch it on a Sunday morning when you’re still groggy from the night before and you need to wake yourself up. Your Career in the Classroom Begins With One Year in Ours. Next stop, The Iron Lady. It’s not a movie about British politics and foreign policy during the Thatcher era. It is a movie completely centered on the Iron Lady herself, played to a tee by Meryl Streep, and her • Complete your master’s personal insecurities and imperfections as we chart her growth from a degree in one year! grocer’s daughter to the most powerful woman in Europe to the forgot• Merit scholarship funding ten old lady haunted by the demons of her past. The direction is fine, available. though the screenplay is more than a little patchy. But Meryl Streep is • Earn your provisional perfect and certainly dispelled all my doubts that anyone could ever porteaching certificate in: tray this iron-willed, enigmatic person accurately. She carries the movie n Biology n Math on her shoulders, crying and wailing, away from a somewhat confused n Chemistry n Physics mishmash of history to a somewhat coherent character study of a female n Social Studies n English warrior. Watch it for her, and try to live with everything else. n Spanish n French Now, The Adventures of Tintin. Except for some parts of the ending n Theatre Arts n Italian that were underwhelming and perhaps a tad unnecessary, I loved it. For a lifelong fan of Tintin, there are a thousand little references cleverly peppered in throughout the movie that absolutely delight. Props to Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright for that and for their fun screenplay based on The Secret of the Unicorn. The computer animation is flawless and would’ve made Herge proud. The 3D actually works! Steven Spielberg, Apply Now for directing an animated movie for the first time, does a good job bringJune 2012 ing in a very Indiana Jones flavor. John Williams absolutely deserves his Oscar nomination for the score, which is perfect. The voice actors are decent, with Andy Serkis and Jamie Bell particularly standing out. And t h e CASPERSEN SCHOOL Snowy is perfect – absolutely perfect. Watch it. No qualifiers. of Graduate Studies Finally, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. An extremely complicated, layered story of espionage and paranoia in the MI-6 during the DREW UNIVERSITY • MADISON, NJ • 973.408.3110 • DREW.EDU/GRAD Cold War. Don’t miss a thing and don’t take bathroom breaks. Maroon-News Staff

Master of Arts in Teaching


February 2, 2012

Entertainment Update Your Week in Preview By Hadley Rahrig Maroon-News Staff

POETRY READINGS BY BRUCE SMITH On Thursday, February 2, the English department presents Poetry Readings from Bruce Smith, the author of six books of poems, The Common Wages, Silver and Information, Mercy Seat, The Other Lover, Songs for Two Voices and Devotions. His written works have received extensive honors such as Publisher’s Weekly’s Book of the Year. Several of Smith’s books have become finalists for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Don’t miss this occasion to hear brilliant poetry from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Persson Hall Auditorium. ANN HAMILTON AND SUSAN STEWART Friday, February 3, Brehmer Theatre will be hosting a presentation from contemporary artist Ann Hamilton and Avalon Foundation University Professor of Humanities Susan Stewart. Ann Hamilton, Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Art and Art History, received her MFA from Yale University in sculpture, but she is also known for her internationally-recognized photography and video work. Her large-scale multimedia pieces are acclaimed for their poetic depiction of the sites captured on film. The opportunity to hear from Ann Hamilton and poet-critic Susan Stewart will begin at 4:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a catered reception. 35MM SERIES: AND GOD CREATED WOMAN On Friday, February 3, another film from the 35mm series will be offered in Golden Auditorium of Little Hall for student cinema entertainment. This French 1956 drama film, starring Brigitte Bardot, proved highly controversial to American viewers of the 50s, yet provided Bardot her launch to fame. The plot, set in Mediterranean France, depicts the story of an 18-year-old orphan named Juliette and the dynamics surrounding her and the different love interests within her life. Due to its provocative nature, this film succeeded in spurring the French New Wave. Screening of And God Created Woman will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. MUSICAL CABARET “FLASHBACK” Jenni Larcher, Mason McDowell and Carl Pickett join together at Hamilton’s Palace Theatre to create a musical flashback, as these musicians revive favorite songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s for one night of cabaret entertainment. This event will take place Saturday, February 4 and the show will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with tickets sold for $10 each at the door. Those who attend can look forward to the authentic cabaret experience, with cabaret-style seating, electric piano from Mason McDowell and stand-up bass played by Carl Pickett. A collection of classic favorites such as “Blue Moon” and “Georgia On My Mind” will be featured. Contact Hadley Rahrig at

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February 2, 2012

Arts & Features C-3

Hollywood on the Hill Snow White vs. Snow White By Josh Glick Maroon-News Staff

With the success of Disney’s live-action adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, Hollywood studios have begun to pour money into remakes of classic fairytales. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, the frequent collaborators managed to create a billion dollar blockbuster and birthed a new trend in Hollywood to remake classic fairytales. Disney is now planning on making a liveaction version of Sleeping Beauty entitled Maleficent, which will star Angelina Jolie as the evil title character. Warner Bros. is releasing Jack the Giant Killer next March, which will be helmed by former X-Men and The Usual Suspects director Bryan Singer. Also coming soon is Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which is being distributed by Paramount next January. The film stars Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia) as Gretel and Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) as Hansel, who, 15 years after their classic tale, are now bounty hunters who search and kill witches around the world. The fairytale fad has also made its way to television, where the shows Once Upon a Time on ABC and Grimm on NBC have both had very successful freshman seasons. Whether this trend is here to stay depends heavily on the success of two Snow White film adaptations titled Mirror, Mirror by Relativity and Snow White and the Huntsman, which is being released by Universal. Since both projects were announced over two years ago, Relativity and Universal have been battling each other over release dates and advertising campaigns. Relativity’s adaptation, Mirror, Mirror, was originally planned for a summer release date while Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman had originally planned on a fall release. However, as both studios wanted to release their adaptation first, Mirror, Mirror has jumped all the way up to March 30 and will be going up against the Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill comedy 21 Jump Street. The next week will be followed by what Lionsgate is banking on to be their next big blockbuster: The

Hunger Games, starring Jennifer While both films boast excellent casts, the Lawrence. While the summer is two are very different. Front and center of usually known as the best time both films is the Evil Queen, who is played for blockbusters to be released, by an Oscar winner in both. In Mirror, MirRelativity is hoping that some ror, Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) plays the of the magic from Alice in Woncharacter as an evil yet still humorous and derland’s March release date will humane person. Throughout the trailer Robcarry over to their new fairytale erts is cracking jokes and speaking about film. Snow White and the Hunlove. Her gowns are colorful and beautiful. stman is now being released on Charlize Theron (Monster, Hancock) plays the June 1, which sandwiches the evil Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the film in between two potential Huntsman and shows no sign of humanity or huge summer blockbusters – the humor in the trailer, just pure evil. Universal is hoping that Theron’s villainous stare and return of Will Smith in Men in Black 3 and Ridley Scott’s return to science fiction in Prometheus. extreme beauty will create a classic villain who is evil to While both adaptations are big budget blockbusters that are the core. While Roberts’s character is lightheartedly wickre-imaginations of the classic fairytale, their style could not be ed, Theron’s queen will be as dark and malicious as they more different. The trailer for Mirror, Mirror portrays the film come. Playing the title character Snow White in Mirror, as whimsical, comedic, bright, cheerful and much more kid- Mirror is Lilly Collins (The Blind Side) and in Snow White friendly than its competitor. The film’s director Tarsem Singh and the Huntsman is Kristen Stewart (Twilight). Collins’s (Immortals) is known for his beautiful sets and colorful films. princess seems much more graceful and beautiful than Essentially, Mirror, Mirror looks like what you would expect Stewart’s character. Lastly, the central male figure of Snow from a children’s fairytale film. Conversely, the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman will be Chris Hemsworth (Thor) White and the Huntsman has playing the Huntsman while Armie Hammer (The Social drawn comparisons to Lord of Network) will be playing Prince Charming in Mirror, Mirthe Rings or the HBO smash ror. Hemsworth character seems to be much more violent, hit Game of Thrones, as it seems aggressive and tough than Hammer’s, who in the trailer is like a dark and chilling action/ shown to be more of a humorous pretty boy than warrior. fantasy adventure. The film’s di- Clearly, the films will be very different, but which film will rector, Rupert Sanders, is mak- do better at the box office? While the Hollywood Stock Exing his feature film debut. His change predicts Mirror, Mirror to open with an impressive previous work includes a major- $60 million dollar weekend in March, the site predicts that ity of the hit video game Halo’s Snow White and the Hunstman will open with a box-office commercials and numerous weekend of over $110 million and be one of the potential Nike basketball commercials. biggest films of the year. How both films do will ultimately The film is attempting to take hinge on their reviews, but for now, Universal’s adaptation the classic fairytale and turn it has the heavy lead. into a modern epic. Contact Josh Glick at

Did Someone Say Muffin Burger? By Matt Levitsky Class of 2013

I spent Saturday evening bobbing my head to two rappers in discourse. That’s right, rap battles, as they are often called, have somehow worked their way up from Brooklyn and into the Hamilton neighborhood – this time into Utica Street Café. I was fortunate enough, or unfortunate depending on how you handle confrontation, to see these two lyricists sway from a battle of words to a battle of fists. Okay, maybe not fists, but there was some pushing and shoving. The exchanges became so intense that, for a brief moment, The Fresh Mandeezy (senior Matthew Iandoli) and Muffin Burger (junior Tim Phelps) broke into a small tiff. “I’ve never seen a fight like there was just now,” Muffin Burger’s partner, Puff Pastry (junior Chris Johnson), told me. “I think it shows you how seriously a lot of these rappers take their music. I mean, in the beginning it was for fun. It was sort of a joke. But when you start making your own beats and experimenting more and more with writing lyrics, you say to yourself: this can be something kind of cool.” Puff Pastry is right. More and more kids of our generation are turning to the world of music production. In the last two years, DJ software and hardware companies like Traktor, Beringer and Ableton have seen their sales crack the roof open. Of the three MCs I interviewed, only Muffin Burger could play an instrument – the guitar. “You don’t really need to know how to play an instrument to make beats and rap over them,” Phelps said. “I’ve actually never even used my guitar to make a beat for one of my songs... there’s definitely more of an emphasis on the performance side of things. STRAIGHT OUT OF THE OVEN: Muffin 0 could do what we’re Burger and Puff Pastry debut their new doing musically, but to stand up in front of mix-tape, $wagnificent Asstronauts. people and have flow Provided by Matt Levitsky

and have your words resonate is harder than you think.” Puff Pastry and Muffin Burger began writing rap songs just a year ago. Now juniors, they continue to produce music and are slowly transitioning into creating all of their “positive rhythms” from scratch using Ableton software. As Muffin Burger fished his computer out of his backpack to show me how the program works, I couldn’t help but notice that these kids looked nothing like “rappers.” Puff Pastry, tall and lanky, wore cargo pants and dirty running sneakers. He adorned his neck with a plastic chain he says he bought at Price Chopper. The pendant was not what I expected: a large Euro sign. He also wore a flat-brimmed Phillies hat. Muffin Burger wore an unzipped puffy North Face jacket which, with each sudden movement, would briefly unveil Biggie Smalls’ frown. A Newport cigarette was lodged behind his ear. But he, too, wore cargo pants, and on his feet were thin flip-flops. The Fresh Mandeezy, who started rapping in high school, wore plain black shades with a loose-fitting purple flannel. “We definitely dress with a sense of humor,” Iandoli said with a grin. “Part of this is a complete joke. Look at what we’re wearing ... I knew I could never become a professional rapper; I mean, obviously. But I always liked listening to hip-hop and rapped for the fun of it anyways. It’s weird, I know. It’s like stand up comedy fused with rapping. Think of Weird Al. It’s like that, except a bit more serious.” It makes sense. If this was all just comedy, I wouldn’t have seen such heat between Muffin Burger and The Fresh Mandeezy. Most of the battling is playful. “I got stars in my heart,” The Fresh Mandeezy said for example, “and they sharp like sharks and mark my art, like pointed darts ... you eat fruit tarts for lunch and get stuck inside golf carts, cryin’ out for tea carts that don’t come ’cause of ya loud farts.” An “ohhh” echoes from the crowd. This place never fails to impress me. Sometimes, especially on those dreary work-filled Sundays, as I trudge up through the thick snow to Case Library, I can’t help but think that life tends to repeat itself here. Each week is another. Classes, work, nights out, again and again. People start to look like machines, hardwired to walk down the Persson steps at 1:15 p.m. exactly, just as you’re walking up them. And when all seems finally coordinated, when you think the dust has finally fallen, you discover pockets of eccentricity as if hidden and meant to be found. Who knew that a small group of students was meeting to unleash a sea of street rhetoric unto one another in strange garb? I walked out of the café that evening feeling very much awake and pledged that I would destroy my “blinders” and live in my periphery. Contact Matt Levitsky at

Fashion Spotlight Maggie Roelants ‘14

Rachel Eisen

By Rachel Eisen Maroon-News Staff

Maggie is a mathematical economics major from Connecticut. What are you wearing? Ugg boots, H&M Skirt and my mom’s scarf. What are some of your favorite brands or stores? H&M, J.Crew and I like shopping at consignment stores. How would you describe your style? Basic and warm colors, I guess. What are some of your favorite bands? Radiohead and Sia. Contact Rachel Eisen at

The Colgate Maroon-News Snow Patrol Revamps for Fallen Empires

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By Mike Knerr Maroon-News Staff

Many people might have forgotten about Snow Patrol since 2006’s Eyes Open, with its attendant hit single “Chasing Cars.” Its blandness and lack of emotional resonance was partially corrected three years later on A Hundred Million Suns, but the undeniably more creative album met with little fanfare and seemed content to ride on the commercial success of Eyes Open and the critical success of Final Straw. Thus, when lead guitarist Nathan Connolly warned that Snow Patrol’s new album Fallen Empires would explore new territory and be potentially polarizing, it seemed that a little controversy and innovation might be exactly what they needed to reenergize themselves. As it turns out, the “new direction” isn’t nearly as radical as expected (the word “techno” had been thrown around), but it certainly has been polarizing. I feel the gamble was well worth it, as the band finds itself exploring emotions and taking risks it hasn’t taken in eight years, amounting to their strongest effort since Final Straw. The basic Snow Patrol elements are all there – Gary Lightbody’s brooding yet tender vocals, slow ballads, dramatic anthems and energetic rockers – but they are filtered through a greater emphasis on electronic and symphonic accompaniment. The result is that Snow Patrol finds a greater range of expression on Fallen Empires, preserving the characteristic intimacy of “Run” and “Chasing Cars” with “Lifening,” while building “Fallen Empires,” “The Garden Rules” and “The Symphony” into anthemic choruses at the conclusion of the songs, with deceptively simple yet eminently shoutable lyrics like “we are the light, we are the light” and “if this is all you ever ask for/then this is all you’ll get.” If the album has a weakness, it might be that it slightly overuses the anthem trope, but this is quickly forgotten when listening to the symphonic swell of “In the End,” or admiring guest singer Lissie’s soulful backup vocals in

“The Weight of Love.” Interspersed as counterweights to these and uptempo rockers like “Called Out in the Dark” are “Lifening” and “Those Distant Bells.” “Lifening” has a sincere simplicity, deflecting claims of sentimentality with an unpretentious assertion of all the small things that make life meaningful for Lightbody. “Those Distant Bells” seems to be in suspended animation with its insistently repeated guitar figure, adding a reflective yet insistent quality that echoes the inertia of the song’s subject as well as the distant call of the bells. The album also features two short tracks, “Berlin” with its carefree vocalizations, and the odd concluding track “Broken Bottles Form a Star (Prelude),” which is as misplaced as the title indicates it would be, forming a bizarre end to an otherwise satisfying album. Snow Patrol narrowly avoids another misstep with “In the End” by flirting with a Coldplay vibe, but the quiet energy in the verses and catchy chorus end up sounding more like what Coldplay’s most recent album should have been rather than seeming derivative. The album is laden with a mixture of truly insightful and creative lyrics and lyrics which sound silly on paper but inspiring in context. There’s something fantastically nostalgic about the opening to “The Symphony,” as Lightbody sings “Wooden floors whisper/And they creak under your sockless feet./A secret door, a door undiscovered/You knock so gently in case you’re heard.” Equally admirable is the way Snow Patrol moves from the hope-in-brokenness of “This Isn’t Everything You Are” to the innocent childhood romance of “The Garden Rules.” All told, the album is able to explore an emotional and thematic range somewhat lacking of late for the band, with more accessibility and commercial appeal for casual fans as well. The question for its legacy will be whether critics and fans can accept the band’s new trajectory, or whether “Chasing Cars” is as far as they’re willing to go. Contact Mike Knerr at

February 2, 2012

13 Beats of the Week By Eric Reimund Maroon-News Staff

1. “Chinatown” by Destroyer My most listened to song of Christmas break stinks of the highest order of hipsterdom, yet still retains enough creativity, surprises and vision to satisfy. In mood and particularly in its lyrical coda, it is film-noir translated into music. 2. “Please Let Me Wonder” by The Beach Boys Brian Wilson writes a perfect representation of the auteurist musical control and commitment to the youth of his time a full year before his ambition is realized on the legendary Pet Sounds. 3. “Tales of Brave Ulysses” by Cream Come for Clapton’s epic wah-wah solo, stay for all the references to the Odyssey. I know you can’t get enough of those, Colgate. You’re welcome. 4. “Atrocity Exhibition” by Joy Division Post-punk 101. Carried by barbaric drums and Ian Curtis’s doom-and-gloom lyrics and delivery, it’s pretty messed up, but also strangely listenable. 5. “Obstacle 1” by Interpol Post-punk 102, I suppose. Paul Banks does his best Ian Curtis impression, cranks up the theatrics and has the sound mastered. 6. “Disco Infiltrator” by LCD Soundsystem James Murphy and Co. sample Kraftwerk and crank up the bass. 7. “Bros” by Panda Bear In one of the few 10-plus minute songs that I enjoy (“Achilles’ Last Stand” is the only other I can immediately recall), Animal Collective member Panda Bear samples his way into a modern masterpiece. 8. “Blame Game” by Kanye West With a five minute cerebral R&B prog-rap concoction glued to a twisted two minute monologue by collaborator Chris Rock, this song is a pretty pure distillation of Kanye’s Twisted Fantasy. 9. “Hot For Teacher” by Van Halen I know, Pete. Talk about random. But with the long awaited return of original frontman David Lee Roth, it’s going to be hard for Van Halen faithfuls like myself to process the album dispassionately. MCMLXXXIV was a long time ago. I have tickets for a show in Philly this summer and I couldn’t be more excited.

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10. “Brian Eno” by MGMT Off their divisive sophomore effort, MGMT strikes an artful balance between silly and sincere in this tribute to the lifelong innovator and music industry force.

By Carly Reed and Greer Stichnoth

11. “Are You Experienced” by Jimi Hendrix Jimi asks the big question in his self-described “psychedelic symphony.” So, ladies and gentleman of Colgate...are you?

Winter Accessories Maroon-News Staff

After an unusually warm and practically snow-free Fall semester, we have arrived back at Colgate to find the standard foot of white snow that covers campus during the long winter season. Naturally, snow can present some difficulties for the Colgate fashionista: flats and leather boots must go back in the closet as we dedicate the next few months to Sorels and Bean Boots. On the brighter side, one of the best parts of the winter season is the opportunity to don a variety of fun winter accessories that both keep us warm and spice up our outfits. We’d like to offer our humble opinions on some of today’s trendiest winter accessories: scarves, snoods, fingerless gloves, earmuffs and hats. The Scarf: Scarves are great to add both visual interest and functionality to an outfit. Scarves come in a wide array of colors and patterns that you can choose from to highlight your best features. Recently, designers have even been putting additional details on scarves, such as pockets. You know, just in case you need a place to put some gum. And, of course, they will keep your neck warm during our frigid Colgate winters. The Snood: If you’re willing to take things up a notch, let’s get it poppin’ with the snood, also known as the infinity scarf or the circle scarf. A snood is essentially the cooler, hotter older sister of a scarf. Historically, snoods have been worn on the head to keep hair in place, but nowadays they are usually worn around the neck as a circular scarf. However, you must be careful about your particular choice of snood (size and fabric are important factors to keep in mind). In some cases, you may end

12. “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” by The Byrds The Gram Parsons controlled post-psychedelic The Byrds made one of the few country albums that I truly enjoy, Sweetheart of the Rodeo. This is their fantastic Bob Dylan cover. 13. “The Weight” by The Band I toured the Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth, PA the week before I came back to Colgate, so this song seemed a fitting choice. Contact Eric Reimund at up looking like you are wearing a weird piece of cloth around your neck, in which case you should probably rethink the snood immediately. Fingerless Gloves: If you’re thinking about sporting a pair of fingerless gloves this winter season, we would like to kindly advise you against them. For starters, nothing about the fingerless glove is practical. I don’t know if everyone knows this, but fingers are one of the least well-circulated parts of our bodies; in our sub-freezing temperatures, they will get cold. Nobody wants cold fingers. While impracticality can’t always be avoided at Colgate (sometimes a girl just needs to wear a skirt in the winter), the fingerless glove is simply not worth it. The Earmuff: We’re not going to lie: earmuffs are a bold move, but we are definitely willing to embrace it if you think you can pull it off. The major caveat is that you need to be confident with the rest of your look and your general fashion sense, as things can and will go terribly awry if you are not. The Hat: In terms of accessorizing options, hats can be a bit questionable. Obviously they are great when the temperature gets so low that you face the risk of having your ears fall off your body, but there are some very real downsides to hat-wearing that we think everyone should consider. First, hat-hair is never chic. Second, you are presumably going to be taking your hat off upon reaching your destination, and there is just no way to ensure that you will still have it when it is time to venture back out into the cold (this issue mainly applies to nighttime hat-wearing). Better options include a warm hood attached to your coat, or even a snood that can be worn on your head outdoors and around your neck indoors. Contact Carly Reed and Greer Stichnoth at and

February 2, 2012

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NHL Midseason Report Card By Ben Glassman Maroon-News Staff

The NHL All-Star Game has come and gone, and consequently so has the league’s unofficial midway point. With around 35 games remaining for each team, the All-Star Break does not officially mark the beginning of the season’s second half, but for all intents and purposes, teams often look at the break as a distinguishing point. As is the case with any NHL season, there have been twists and turns, surprises and disappointments and boring regularity (thank you, Detroit and Vancouver). Taking the performances of 16 teams currently in a playoff spot into consideration, we give you the Maroon-News NHL Midseason Report Card. 1. Boston Bruins – A+ Since starting the season just 3-7, the B’s have skyrocketed to second in the East and third overall. Though the Rangers are ahead in the standings by two points, the Bruins appear to be the stronger team at this point, having amassed an astounding plus-69 goal differential thanks in large part to the play of goaltenders Tim Thomas and Tuuka Rask. 2. St. Louis Blues – A+ Embarrassingly enough, I did not even have the Blues as a top-eight Western Conference team at the start of the season (though I probably wasn’t the only one.) The Blues have shocked the hockey world this season, racking up 65 points in just 49 games. If Brian Elliot continues to mind the net the way he has, new coach Ken Hitchcock and his Blues could make their first Stanley Cup Final in more than three long decades. 3. Detroit Red Wings – A The Wings have ridden the play of goalie Jimmy Howard and star center Pavel Datsyuk to a 33-16-1 record, which is at the top of the league. After overcoming a slow start, Coach Mike Babcock has orchestrated what appears to be yet another successful regular season in Detroit. 4. New York Rangers - A The Rangers have been the most surprising team in the East, led by Marion Gaborik and Ryan Callahan up front and Michael Del Zotto and Dan Girardi in the back. Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been stellar for the Blueshirts, and

RANGERS ROLLING: Led by Marion Gaborik and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, the New York Rangers top the substantial list of surprising teams in the 2011-12 NHL season. thanks to Coach JohnTortorella, there hasn’t been a hiccup for the Madison Square Garden residents this season. 5. Philadelphia Flyers – A The risky offseason moves by GM Paul Holmgren to get rid of star forwards Jeff Carter and Mike Richards look to be benefitting the Broad Street Bullies, as the Peter Laviolette-led club has steadily made its way to 63 points in 48 games thus far. 6. Chicago Blackhawks – AThe Hawks have looked great this year, and while they lost some talented grinders such as Troy Brouwer and Ben Eager since their last cup run two years ago, stars Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane have dominated the West. 7. Vancouver Canucks – ALike the Bruins, the Canucks started the season with a bit of a Stanley Cup hangover. Thanks to twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin, however, the Canucks are chugging along, looking like the dominators of the West that we’ve become accustomed to watching. 8. Pittsburgh Penguins – AThe Pens have just 60 points so far – fewer than Nashville and equal to San Jose and Ottawa

– but the fact that they have succeeded to that extent without the services of Sydney Crosby gives them the edge in my opinion. Evgeni Malkin has been absolutely tearing it up, and leads the league with 58 points despite missing seven games due to injury. If Crosby comes back this season, they’ll be the team to beat. 9. Nashville Predators – AThanks to the solid goaltending of Pekka Rinn and the defense of Shea Weber and Ryan Suter, the Predators are on pace for 100 points for just the fourth time in franchise history. Barry Trotz’s troops are arguably the hottest team in the league, having won nine of their last 10. 10. Ottawa Senators – B+/AOttawa is another very surprising team thanks to defenseman Erik Karlsson bursting onto the scene. Karlsson looks like the favorite to win the Norris Trophy, and with good reason – his defenseman-leading 47 points have propelled the Senators from being a 74-point team last year to a possible 100-point team this year. 11. San Jose Sharks – B+ The boys from the Bay sit third in the West, atop the Pacific division, but overall they are behind a total of eight teams in terms of points.

Though the 100-plus point seasons of Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau appear to be a thing of San Jose’s past, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture have stepped up in a big way in the offensive zone. 12. New Jersey Devils – B The Devils were one of the hottest teams in the second half of last season, and they’ve continued their consistent play into 2012. In a tough Atlantic division, New Jersey has managed to stay in the hunt, scratching out 57 points in 49 games. 13. Toronto Maple Leafs – B Toronto fans finally have something to get excited about, and that is the resurgence of forward Joffrey Lupul, whose 52 points are good for sixth in the league. Due to injury, however, Lupul has played under 30 games in each of his past three seasons. For the Leafs to continue winning, Lupul will need to stay healthy. 14. Minnesota Wild – B New acquisitions Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi have been unbelievably disappointing, but somehow the Wild have managed to win games. Early in the season, they looked like a team capable of a cup run, but as of late, firstyear coach Mike Yeo and his team appear to be sliding out of contention. 15. Los Angeles Kings – BThe most disappointing team in the West has got to be the Kings, whose embarrassment of offensive riches has been underperforming to say the least. Anze Kopitar is the only King amongst the top-50 point scorers, and is really the only reason Los Angeles has had any offensive success. Still, goaltender Jonathan Quick’s 1.93 GAA and league-leading six shutouts have kept L.A. in playoff contention. 16. Washington Capitals – C+ If the Kings are the biggest disappointment out West, the Caps are the biggest disappointment in the entire league. After four-straight years of dominating the East, Washington started off the season terribly, resulting in coach Bruce Boudreau’s departure. They are now 9-71 under new coach Dale Hunter and look to be improving thanks to Alex Ovechkin’s return to form. Contact Ben Glassman at

Lessons From the Australian Open By Matthew Heineman Maroon-News Staff

Professional tennis is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Players are elevating their games and rivalries reminiscent of Borg-McEnroe and Evert-Navratilova are re-energizing fans all over the world. This was evident at last week’s Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the 2012 season. Both the men and women in this tournament exhibited power, strength, speed, athleticism and durability, making it an exciting debut for the 2012 season. Let’s look at some notable storylines from the 2012 Australian Open. The Dominance of Novak Djokovic: Novak Djokovic completed 2011 as the number one ranked men’s player in the world. After years of trying, he finally overtook both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by winning last year’s Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. His performance in Australia last week solidified his position as the top player on the men’s tennis circuit. Djokovic appears to be in excellent physical condition, perhaps the best of

his career to date. His stamina and mental toughness, for which he has been criticized in previous years, is vastly improved. This was best seen in the final match against Rafael Nadal, a five set thriller in which Djokovic outlasted Nadal eventually winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5. The match lasted a record 5 hours, 53 minutes, challenging the mental and physical abilities of both players. During the match, both men displayed periods of excellence and, not to detract from Nadal’s prowess, Djokovic simply outlasted him. Although Rafa is well-known for his ability to physically wear down an opponent, Djokovic beat him at his own game. By winning his fifth major title and third in a row, it is safe to say that Novak Djokovic has proven himself to be a dominant force in the tennis world. Murray-Lendl Pairing is Working: After watching his play in the open, it’s clear that Andy Murray has elevated his game to that of an elite player. It seems that the coaching move to tennis great Ivan Lendl has done wonders for his game. Known for a bad temper and normally cautious gameplan, Murray appeared different during this tournament. He was far more aggressive with

his shot selection and his personality seemed cool, calm and collected. With Lendl’s help he has made the appropriate changes to his game, such as standing closer to the baseline and using his forehand much more aggressively. Nowhere was this more evident than during his epic semifinal match against Djokovic. It was another tough match for Murray that saw him lose to the eventual champion in five sets (3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 1-6, 5-7). However, in a match in which nobody expected Murray to win, he really gave Djokovic a tough time and played extremely well. He still has to win a Grand Slam in order to be regarded as a tennis great and likely will have to go through one of tennis’s “Big Three” (Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer) to do so, but he made major strides in the Australian Open and should gain a confidence boost moving forward into the other major tournaments of the year. The Changing of the Guard in Women’s Tennis: On the women’s side, things were a little more open. It’s evident that a new, younger generation of women is challenging the dominance of the older, more established players. Following the blowout victory of Victoria

Azarenka over Maria Sharapova in the final (6-3, 6-0), women’s tennis has now had a different grand slam champion five times in a row. There has been an injection of youth with the emergence of younger players such as Azarenka, Caroline Wozniaki, Petra Kvitova, Ana Ivanovic, and Agnieszka Radwanska. Not for many years has women’s tennis had so many young, athletic players hungry for victory. One thing missing from this Australian Open was the usual dominant play of the Williams sisters. Obviously, Venus didn’t play in the tournament and is still recovering from her battle with Sjorgen’s Syndrome (a rare autoimmune disease) and her sister Serena, also coming back from injury, played poorly, which culminated in a fourth round exit. Both are looking to get healthy and quickly return to playing the dominant tennis to which they are accustomed. The Williams sisters, combined with a healthy and revitalized Maria Sharapova and the alwaysconsistent Kim Clijsters, will look to regain their place at the top of the tennis world. The upcoming season for women’s tennis looks to be heading in a promising direction. Contact Matthew Heineman at

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Breaking Down the Rematch By Pete Koehler Maroon-News Staff

Back in 2008, I made the incredibly dumb decision to go to my friend’s Super Bowl party. This kid was the kind of clown who watched the Super Bowl more for the commercials than anything else – not exactly the kind of person you’d want to watch one of the biggest games in NFL history with. But it was worse than that. Little did I know I was going to be the lone Pats fan in a room of about fifty Giants fans. See, the New York Capital District is a weird melting pot for professional sports fans. Its central location makes it such that Giants, Jets and Bills fans are represented relatively evenly. But on this night I had unexpectedly found myself left to my own devices square in enemy territory. As much as I’ve tried to black out all memories of that game, I still don’t think I’ll ever forget the Tyree catch. I very well may have uttered a dozen obscenities after Eli eluded lineman after lineman only to drop to my knees once Tyree came down with it and the room erupted into absolute madness. And the second Tyree came down with that ball, it was over. Shortly, my phone would be ringing off the hook with “friends” calling me to congratulate me on an 18-1 season, something I’d be congratulated on about 100 times over the next week. Those were dark times. As painful as it was, I recently went back into that footage of Super Bowl XLII to try to see what really happened that fateful night. Eli Manning was named the game’s MVP, but he really didn’t play a game to remember, other than that final drive. His stat line was 19/34 for 255 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT, which don’t qualify as big numbers by any stretch of the imagination. The real star of that game was the Giants’ defensive line that managed to rack up five sacks on Tom Brady and limit the Pats to 45 yards on the ground.

Their ability to consistently get pressure on Brady prevented the Pats from ever getting the big plays down the field (their longest pass play was only 19 yards) that had been essential to their 18 prior wins. The Giants’ ability to turn that game into an ugly, grindit-out game, took away the Patriots’ major strength and when the Pats needed their defense to make a stand, they didn’t get it done. It was as simple as that. Though four years have passed, the two teams have surprisingly similar identities. This year’s Pats still thrive off an explosive pass offense and the Giants mask a very mediocre secondary with their ability to rush the front four. So why is it going to be any different this time around? Undoubtedly, the key matchup remains the Patriots offensive line against the Giants front four. The only remnants of the 2008 team are the Patriots left side of LT Matt Light and LG Logan Mankins. That 2008 O-line was one of – if not the – best in the game, and this year’s GIANT LEAP: Ex-New York Giants wideout David Tyree, seen here in 2008, may not line is only a slight step below that, bolstered be playing again this Sunday, but Patriots fans have not forgotten the pain of 18-1. by the additions of reliable veteran RG Brian Waters and standout rookie RT Nate Solder. Brady gets time, there is almost always might make some mistakes. He has shown that The Pats are at their best when they don’t someone open. he doesn’t care too much about coverage. Howneed to add extra protection up front and can Everyone knows what the Patriots can do ever, it can’t be overlooked that Eli has been spread out the defense with their tight ends on offense, but one of the most overlooked playing on a high level over the last five weeks and wideouts. things about the Patriots of late has been the and Nicks and Cruz have become one of the Similarly, the Giants succeed only when relatively steady play of their defense, that most formidable duos in football. The edge is they can generate pressure. Quarterbacks who quietly hasn’t allowed 30 points since Week still very much in favor of the Giants’ offense, have been given time have had no trouble 5. Though they haven’t been shutting anyone but certainly not as much as the Patriots offense picking them apart. A prime example of this down (aside from Tebow), they don’t need gets the nod over the Giants D. came back in Week 12, when the Saints put to for the Patriots to win. Much of the critiIn 2008, this was David v. Goliath, but up 49 points on the G-men and Drew Brees cism the Pats defense has taken has been fair, that is far from the case anymore, and it’s threw for 363 yards and 4 TDs. How many but it’s been overlooked now that they’re fully almost certainly going to be a close, physisacks did the Giants have in that game? Zero. healthy and impact players like Pat Chung, cal game decided up front. However, if If the Patriots can win the battle in the trench- Brandon Spikes and Jerod Mayo have all made there’s one thing Pats fans like myself es, they have far too many targets for the contributions on their return. With Vince Wil- can take solace in, it’s that David Tyree Giants to cover. fork playing out of his mind, they’ve done a will be hundreds, if not thousands of Unlike Tim Tebow, Tom Brady knows nice job creating pressure the last two weeks, miles from the field come Sunday. Thank how to hit an open receiver in stride. Un- putting up a sack more per game than the Gi- freaking God. fortunately for the Giants, the Patriots ants in this postseason. If the Pats don’t need Contact Pete Koehler at have so many targets to cover that if Tom to blitz heavily to generate pressure on Eli, he

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: With the Knicks having such a

horrible start, is it officially time to hit the panic button in New York?

By Ben Glassman Maroon-News Staff

After a much-anticipated trade last season sent New York starters Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler to Denver in exchange for point guard Chauncey Billups and perennial All-Star Carmelo Anthony, Coach Mike D’Antoni and the Knicks appeared to

be set for a title run. 20 games into this season, however, the Knickerbockers look like anything but title contenders, having lost nine of their last 10 and earning a disappointing 7-13 overall record. In fact, since the trade, the Nuggets have wowed the basketball world by going 30-14, while the Knicks have gone just 20-26. So with Amar’e Stoudemire and ‘Melo failing to connect on the court, is it time for them to hit the panic button? The Knicks seem to be sliding exponentially downward and have a right to panic. The offseason addition of Tyson Chandler, who was

supposed to be the rock upon which the highflying ‘Melo-Stoudemire duo would stand, has not been working out, and between the three of them, an exorbitant amount of money looks to be headed down the drain. And yet there is some hope for the guys from Manhattan. Point guard Baron Davis, who was signed in December to fill in for the departed Billups, is set to make his debut any day now after a herniated disk forced him onto the sidelines. The addition of Davis could be the change the Knicks have been looking for this winter. By adding the two-time AllStar, the Knicks, who are 25th in the league in assists per game, hope to see better ball distribution between Anthony and Stoudemire, both of whom are used to being solo scoring threats. Knicks fans have seen some rough days through the past decade, and after thinking they’d seen the end of those days with the acquisitions of ‘Melo, Chandler and Anthony, they’ve only been disappointed further. Should the addition of Davis work out, however, the Knicks will be a well-rounded team, with four stars leading the way for a young bench core including Iman Shumpert and Landry Fields. For now, however, the hope of New York – and there still is hope – appears to rest on the shoulders of Davis and D’Antoni.

By Zander Frost Maroon-News Staff

Yes. The Knicks may be getting Baron MSG MISCUES: New York Knicks stars Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire have Davis back from injury soon, but he is not done little to lead their team toward the playoffs after big preseason expectations. going to singlehandedly fix this offense, and he’s certainly not fixing the defense. At best

Baron Davis could elevate the Knicks to a .500 ball club, which still constitutes panic-mode for most New York Knicks fans. I believe the only real way to unpress that panic button is a Carmelo for Deron Williams deal.

By Pete Koehler Maroon-News Staff

Sorry, Knicks fans. If you aren’t going to hit the panic button, I’ll hit it for you. Bringing Tyson Chandler was supposed to give you a true All-Star center that could take some of the rebounding load off Amar’e and shore up your inside presence. Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked and there are no signs that things are getting better. Since Chandler inhabits the low post on offensive possessions, the space he takes up forces Amar’e to work more from the outside and utilize his mid-range game. This has clogged up their offense, which was already pretty darn clogged considering Carmelo and Amare are notorious ball-stoppers, guys who need the ball to thrive and have a habit of stopping ball movement. For a Mike D’Antoni offense to succeed, you need a point guard that is mainly a distributor, and an effective one at that (see Steve Nash). Though you have to admire Iman Shumpert’s aggression on the offensive end, he is not a passfirst guy and is ill-fit to be running the show. If Baron can get healthy and stay away from the 320 McDonalds in New York City, he might be the solution at point guard, but that is a major question mark. Things are bleak in New York and for good reason.

February 2, 2011

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Women’s Basketball Tops Holy Cross on the Road Topples the Team 74-69 to Break Losing Streak

By Katie Rydell Maroon-News Staff

Team morale is at its peak this week after a huge win for the Raiders against Holy Cross. Following a loss on the road against Lafayette (66-58), the women pulled together as a team and fought the Crusaders with high-caliber play en route to a 74-69 win. Being back at home with support from the Colgate community gave the team the extra encouragement they needed to put the past losses behind them and focus on the game. “The atmosphere of the team, both the coaching staff and players combined, is absolutely fantastic,” senior guard Kelly Korkowski said. “There is this constant excitement and feeling of ‘family’ that we haven’t had in the past. It is irreplaceable.” Senior center Tricia Oakes has been showing her amazing skills on the court in the last few games, but her efforts in the Holy Cross game ended up being the deciding factor. She recorded her second consecutive double-double, putting up 25 points and 17 rebounds. Another key player in the game was junior guard Jhazmine Lynch who proved her importance to the team yet again with 18 points. “This was a big win for us. The team has been working extremely hard and has been improving this whole season,” sophomore Kathryn Taylor said. “The Holy Cross game just showed how we can play when we play great team basketball with a lot of energy.”

BALL’S IN OUR COURT: Sophomore forward Kathryn Taylor sets up a play from the top of the key just before Colgate’s final score of the game. The game started slowly, with the Raiders only shooting 22 percent. The Crusaders dominated most of the first half, but Colgate

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was able to close the gap, cutting the deficit to three by halftime. First-year guard Missy Repoli contributed 16 points in the game,

a career-high. The second half was exciting for the Raiders. With only two minutes left in regulation, the game was tied at 65 by way of two free throws from Lynch. Nine points later, the women had won their first game against Holy Cross, ending a 10-game losing streak against the Crusaders. The last time the Raiders defeated Holy Cross in women’s basketball was in 2006. “It has been tough going through so many close games, but we know that we are so close to being the great team we can be and we know that Coach Hays and the rest of the staff can get us there,” Taylor said. “We are looking forward to continuing to prove ourselves in the upcoming games.” The women are on the road again for their next game, travelling to Washington, D.C. to tip off against American University. With a loss haunting them (56-43) only weeks ago in their last game against the Eagles, the ladies are choosing to take an optimistic outlook and believe in themselves as players and as a team. They are determined to make their recent win the first of many. “The Patriot League is a very unusual league,” Korkowski said. “It all depends on who shows up that night, because every team is so similar. We truly believe we can be that team.” With Oakes’s outstanding recent performance and the team’s visible cohesion in general, the Raiders should feel confident this upcoming Saturday, February 4 when they play American University at 2 p.m. in the nation’s capital. Contact Katie Rydell at

Men’s Hockey Triumphs in Duo of Big Red Defeats

Continued from back page. Colgate held Cornell to a single shot on net and played a smart road game, dumping the puck whenever a skater hit the red line. The Raiders played as a team and each skater and player, from Mihalik to the six defensemen to the 12 forwards, had a role in coming away with the victory. Colgate was forced to kill two questionable penalties in the last five minutes of the game, and did so with poise, stopping a Big Red power play that has been strong throughout the years, especially at home. “We knew the crowd was going to be in it and try to shake us, but everyone did a good job of blocking it out and taking care of business on the ice,” Sinz said. “After the second period, we knew that we would have to win an ugly game by making smart plays with the puck, not turning it over and putting it deep in Cornell’s zone.” The following evening, it was the Raiders’ turn to play host to Cornell and attempt to defeat them at home for the first time since 2007. The first period did not begin the way Colgate was hoping, as the Big Red dominated play throughout the first few minutes. Cornell got on the board first at 7:32, but the Raiders quickly drew even when Smith scored his NCAA-leading 25th goal of the campaign at 10:37. The Big Red retook the lead at 16:17, but Colgate had started to impose its will on its opponent once again. The second stanza saw the Raiders take over puck possession and dominate Cornell, but the Big Red’s goaltender frustrated Colgate and its forwards every chance he had. Cornell added to its lead late in the period, scoring its first power play goal of the weekend at 15:55, which gave them a two-goal lead entering the last 20 minutes. Traditionally, the Big Red has been one of the best teams in the country at protecting third period leads, thus the task that the Raiders had at hand was huge. Colgate entered the final frame with a determination to end a streak of frustrations against Cornell at Starr Rink. Wilson sparked the comeback with his seventh tally of the year at 4:39. A little over a minute later, Smith scored his NCAA-leading sixth shorthanded goal of the year and the Raiders’ 10th, which also leads the country, to knot the game at three, assisted by Wagner and junior tri-captain Thomas Larkin. Several minutes later, at 14:54, Colgate broke its streak of three games without a power play goal, when junior forward Robbie Bourdon tallied the game-winner off assists from Wagner and first-year defenseman Spiro Goulakos. With 43 seconds left in the contest, junior tri-captain Thomas Larkin scored his first goal of the year, an empty-netter to seal the sweep for ’Gate. “The comeback was a great group effort starting in goal,” Sinz said. “We played a smart game and took advantage of a few key turnovers. Joe Wilson’s effort to score our

second goal was tremendous and really gave us a spark. The team did a great job on the penalty kill and we capitalized on a big power play as well.” With the two wins, the now No. 20 Raiders improved to 14-9-3 on the season and 8-5-1 in ECAC Hockey play. This upcoming weekend, Colgate will travel to the Capital District to take on No. 11/12 Union, who currently sits at the top of the league standings, on Friday and Rensselaer on Saturday. “The ECAC standings are really tight, and from here on out we’ll have to continue to win one shift at a time,” Sinz said. “When we take care of the puck in our zone, limit turnovers and work it below their goal line, we’re tough to beat and we are looking forward to doing just that starting this Friday night.” Both contests are slated for 7 p.m. puck drops. Contact Jaime Heilbron at

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February 2, 2011

Men’s Basketball Drops Two Games on Weekend Toppled by Lafayette, 82-76; Holy Cross 76-60

By Jordan Plaut Sports Editor

As the season wears on for the Colgate men’s basketball team, one fact has become overbearingly unavoidable – this group of Raiders simply has a tough time winning. ’Gate’s steady, downward trend was as evident as ever this past week as the Raiders dropped two games in league play. They fell to Lafayette last Wednesday by a final of 82–76 at Cotterell Court, following that with a 16-point loss at the hands of Holy Cross, 76–60 on Saturday. In its first matchup against the Leopards this season, Colgate (6–14, 1–5) actually performed to a high standard as its 55.4 shooting percentage conveys. Senior forward Sterling Melville led the Raiders with a game-high 19 points, going 8-of10 from the floor, but even a personal run of nine-straight points during a 16–8 run in the first half was not enough. Junior forward Brandon James added 15 points on six shots, including a perfect 3-for-3 from downtown and senior center Nick Pascale threw in another 12 to pace the offensive attack. ’Gate had a few opportunities to put Lafayette (9–12, 4–2) away early in the game, going up 42–34 with just 1:28 left in the first half, but the Leopards clawed back every time. They closed the second quarter with back-to-back threes to cut the lead to just two at the break. As has happened many times this season, the Raiders came out flat in the second half and allowed Lafayette to take control of the game. Even though Colgate was hitting shots fairly consistently, it could do little to slow down the effective offense of the Leopards. Down 72–63 with just over three minutes left to play, James hit a couple threes to spark a comeback. With the score lingering at 77–73 with 50 seconds to go, it appeared as though the Raiders might have had a shot of pulling out a hardfought win. However, it was not meant to be as Lafayette nailed five free throws down the stretch to seal its fourth league victory. The Raiders had a plus-12 turnover dif-

ferential, a significant improvement, but they could not stop the Leopards’ timely shooting. In their next contest, the Raiders headed to the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass. to battle the Holy Cross Crusaders. Unlike their preceding effort, the Raiders were never able to get off the ground and drudged along until the final buzzer mercifully sounded. Junior guard Mitch Rolls and senior guard Mike Venezia provided the few highlights for Colgate, pouring in 14 and 13 points, respectively. Holy Cross (9–12, 3–4) opened the game with an 11–5 run in the first four minutes of play and extended its lead to 19–7 with 13:34 left in the game. Colgate made a few buckets to trim the lead to 10 with 10:36 left, before the Crusaders closed the half with a 20–13 run to take a 41–24 lead into the half. Holy Cross came out strong in the second half but the Raiders responded with a 15–4 run, including back-to-back three pointers from Rolls to make it 47–39 with 16:28 left. Colgate then continued its attack with an 11–6 run over the next seven minutes to trim the lead all the way down to 53–50. Unfortunately, that was as close as the game would get as the Crusaders were able to put together a 23–10 run to claim victory. Guard Devin Brown finished with a gamehigh 27 points to lead Holy Cross, while Phil Beans scored 16. Holy Cross shot 46.4 percent from the floor, including 8-of-20 from beyond the arc, while Colgate shot just 37.3 percent overall and 8-of-22 from downtown. Unlike their recent contests, ’Gate could not find its stroke consistently. The Crusaders also won the battle on the boards 43–29, but Colgate again had a great turnover differential at plus-11 for the second straight game. If you don’t turn the ball over, good things are likely to happen. Those things just don’t seem to be headed in a favorable direction for Colgate men’s basketball. Contact Jordan Plaut at

Men’s Tennis Kicks Off Season

KEEP ON KEEPING ON: Mitch Rolls, junior guard for the Raiders, cuts across the court but is unable to lead Colgate to victory. Bob Cornell

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in Disappointing Weekend By Emma Barge Sports Editor

The Colgate men’s tennis team kicked off its season with a pair of losses in Rhode Island against Bryant and Brown. Colgate stayed tight on Bryant’s heels, finally losing in a 4-3 decision on Saturday, but faltered more quickly under the Bears’ raquets with a 7-0 loss on the books on Sunday. Colgate’s leading singles players, sophomore Luke Gensburg and classmate Bobby Berkowitz, both took wins off the Bulldogs on Saturday. Gensburg took down his Bryant opponent with a quick 6-0 shut out in the first set and 6-4 win in the second. Berkowitz played three sets to secure his win. He defeated Bryant’s Zachary Morris 6-2 in the first set and 7-5 in the final set after dropping the second set 3-6. Junior Alec Goldstein was a third Raider to take home a victory, coming up in the fourth spot on the singles ladder. He won two sets 6-3 and 6-4. Unfortunately, he was the last Colgate player to post a win, as the remaining three

doubles teams and three singles players were unable to defeat their Bryant opponents. The men traveled south in hopes of turning the weekend around before returning home to Hamilton, but they were met with a fierce Brown opposition that stopped them in their tracks. Colgate dropped all seven matches to the Bears. First-year Alan Pleat, for his part, played the most competitive match of the day as he pushed Brown’s Timmy Klanke to a thirdset tie-breaker after falling 6-0 in the first set and taking the second 6-3. Despite a hardfought set, he finally fell in a 10-8 decision. The team is determined not to let their weak opening weekend set the tone for the rest of the season. With nine out of ten players on the roster returning, the men hope to find a new rhythm in 2012. Colgate hits the road again this upcoming weekend as it travels to meet opponents Duquesne in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Robert Morris in Moon Township, Pa. the following day. Matches begin at 4 p.m. against Duquesne and 2 p.m. against Robert Morris. Contact Emma Barge at

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SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS Conference Standings

Men’s Basketball

Women’s Hockey Team Cornell Harvard Dartmouth Clarkson Quinnipiac St. Lawrence Princeton Brown Rensselaer Colgate Union Yale

League Overall 14-2-0 19-3-0 11-4-1 14-7-1 10-4-2 14-6-2 10-4-2 16-7-5 10-4-2 15-10-2 9-5-2 15-8-4 7-7-2 9-10-4 4-8-4 7-9-7 5-9-2 8-16-4 3-12-1 8-18-1 2-12-2 4-20-4 1-15-0 1-22-0

Team Bucknell Lehigh American Lafayette Army Holy Cross Colgate Navy

Men’s Hockey

League Overall 7-0 17-6 5-2 17-6 5-2 14-8 4-3 9-13 3-4 10-12 3-4 9-12 1-6 6-15 0-7 3-18

Team Union Cornell Colgate Harvard Clarkson Quinnipiac Dartmouth Yale Brown Princeton St. Lawrence Rensselaer

League 9-3-3 8-3-3 8-5-1 5-4-7 6-5-3 5-5-4 6-6-2 6-7-1 5-7-2 5-8-2 4-9-1 4-9-1

Overall 15-6-6 11-6-4 14-9-3 6-6-9 12-11-5 13-8-5 9-9-3 9-10-2 8-10-3 7-10-5 8-15-3 7-18-1

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

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

Overall 15-6 12-9 13-9 11-10 10-12 8-14 5-17 2-20

Raider Action

Raider Results Men’s Hockey: Colgate 2, Cornell 1*, Colgate 5, Cornell 3* Women’s Ice Hockey: Clarkson 4*, Colgate 1; St. Lawrence 6*, Colgate 0 Men’s Basketball: Lafayette 82*, Colgate 76; Holy Cross 76*, Colgate 60 Women’s Basketball: Colgate 74, Holy Cross 69* Men’s Tennis: Bryant 4, Colgate 3; Brown 7, Colgate 0

* denotes Patriot League or ECAC Hockey opponent

Friday: Women’s Track at Giegengack Invite Men’s Track at Yale 7:00 p.m. Women’s Hockey vs. Union* 7:00 p.m. Men’s Hockey at Union* Saturday: 10:00 a.m. Women’s Tennis at Duquesne 1:00 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse vs. Cornell (Scrimmage) 2:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. American* 2:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball at American* 4:00 p.m. Men’s Tennis at Duquesne 4:00 p.m. Women’s Ice Hockey vs Rensselaer* 7:00 p.m. Men’s Hockey at Rensselaer*

Sports Spotlights Joe Wilson ’15 Sport: Men’s Hockey Hometown: North Syracuse, NY Why Joe? He scored the game-winning goal in Colgate’s 2-1 victory against Cornell on the road, and the following night scored a break-away goal to spark the Raiders’ four-goal third period rally to beat the Big Red 5-3. 1. Friday was the first time you had taken part in the Colgate-Cornell rivalry. Did you have any pre-game jitters? The whole week of practice before the games and also the talk around campus gave me a sense of how big the rivalry was between Colgate and Cornell. I’ve never been to a Colgate-Cornell game, so I had no idea of the comradery and the craziness. I could barely sleep Thursday night because of the anticipation before the game and playing at such a historic rink with a great fan base. The jitters went away after the drop of the puck, but before that I couldn’t help but be a little nervous. 2. How did it feel to tally the game-winner in your first game against Cornell? Taking two points from Cornell at their rink was a huge turning point in our season. Getting a 2-0 lead was also very crucial as well. Our team defense in the third period couldn’t have been better. It never occurred to me that it would end up being the game-winning goal because I was too excited that we won. Every player on the ice contributed so much to the win that a score sheet will never be able to tell. There are small plays that nobody really notices like chipping a puck Athletic Communications out of the zone or lifting a players stick in front of the net to stop a player from scoring that leads to a win. 3. You scored a break-away goal early in the third period to jumpstart the Raider comeback. Was the move you put on the goalie a go-to move of yours on a breakaway or were you just looking for any way to get the puck in the back of the net? Actually I’ve been doing the little five-hole breakaway move since I can remember. The funny thing is that I played on the same team as Cornell’s goalie, Andy Iles, so he always had me skating down and trying that move in practice and sometimes it would work but most of the time he would save it. I think that the whole play happened so fast that Iles didn’t have much time to think in his head, “It’s Joey, five hole guaranteed,” and the puck happened to find its way in the net. 4. Given that this is your first year, what has it been like to play with someone like Austin Smith? Coming into this year as a freshman, I had a mindset of just working as hard as I could every day in practice and games and I had no idea of who I would be playing with. I could tell from day one that Austin Smith was the real deal. He’s got a special sense of where to go to get open and when you give him the puck in the slot, it’s going in. Also playing with Chris Wagner has been great as well. Chris is lightning fast and has an incredible hockey sense as well as great ice vision. I’m a lucky guy to be playing with two big-time players. 5. The sweep of Cornell broke a six-game winless streak for the team, and couldn’t have come at a better time given that you guys are playing Union who leads the ECAC. Are you guys hoping to carry this momentum into the latter half of the ECAC season? I feel like we got back to our identity this weekend and I think as a team we got away from it the previous couple of weekends. We are a team who can beat teams with our speed and skill, and then we can shut teams down with our extremely talented defensemen and goalies. Every league game has a playoff atmosphere to it and I feel like this weekend will be no different. Union has been a great team all year and RPI has been hot lately so we have to stick to our game plan for both nights. Momentum is huge as well and I feel like the recent wins have given us a confidence in ourselves that was lacking over the past weekends. That confidence is so key right now while moving into the end of the season and postseason play.

Interview by Steve Urban

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Men’s Hockey Triumphs in Duo of Big Red Defeats By Jaime Heilbron Copy Editor

When all is said and done, last weekend may very well prove to be a turning point for the Colgate men’s hockey team. After going 0-5-1 throughout the first three weeks of January, the Raiders have regained the confidence that they carried throughout the first half of the season. On Friday, Colgate defeated Cornell in Ithaca for the first time since 2004 by a score of 2-1 and repeated the same feat the following evening at Starr Rink with a 5-3 win over its travel partner in front of an over-capacity crowd of 2,414, the biggest seen at Starr in over a decade. The Raiders’ top line consisting of senior forward

Austin Smith, sophomore forward Chris Wagner and first-year forward Joe Wilson was once again a determining factor in the team’s success as each player collected several points over the weekend and the trio accounted for five of Colgate’s seven goals throughout the weekend. “The sweep against Cornell is a confidence booster, especially after dropping a few games as of late,” junior defenseman Nathan Sinz said. “But we have to move forward from last weekend and start focusing on Friday night.” On Friday evening, the Raiders stepped into Lynah Rink determined to end their seven-game winless skid and did so by making a statement in the first period. At the 4:03 mark and while killing a penalty, Colgate drew first blood. Wagner

scored his second short-handed goal of the season, after setting up a nice two-on-one situation with Smith, who got the primary assist. Junior defenseman Jeremy Price received the secondary assist after having fed the puck to Wagner in the neutral zone, thus starting the play. That was the Raiders’ ninth short-handed goal of the year. Throughout the rest of the stanza Colgate completely dominated play, something that was not reflected in the scoreboard as Cornell’s Andy Iles robbed the Raiders on several occasions. Towards the end of the period, Wilson added to Colgate’s lead at the 17:16 mark, with helpers going to junior forward Kurtis Bartliff and senior forward Nick Prockow. In the second stanza it was the Big Red’s turn

to control play and for the Raiders’ Eric Mihalik to stand on his head and make several inspiring saves to preserve Colgate’s lead. After several minutes of incessant pressure and a relentless forecheck, Cornell cut the Raiders’ lead to one tally at 13:50. The ensuing minutes proved to be the most crucial ones of the contest, as the Big Red usually feeds off the raucous crowd after a goal and once they score at home, another one usually follows. Colgate, however, clamped down defensively and was able to preserve the 2-1 lead heading into the final 20 minutes. The third frame of the contest was arguably the Raiders’ strongest defensive effort of the season and of the past several years. Continued on D-3

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