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Volume CXLV, Issue 21
April 11, 2013
Colgate Resos Present Akfest C-1
A Response to Sheryl Sandberg B-1
Flood and Haley Win SGA Election
Sandberg Speaks on “Ambition Gap” Included: An Exclusive Interview With Facebook COO
By Hannah Fuchs Maroon-News Staff
Last Wednesday, juniors Sam Flood and Matt Haley won the Student Government Association (SGA) Presidential Election, defeating thier opponents, juniors Albert Raminfard and James Speight. The race was tight, acording to election commissioners sophomore Nicholas Harper and senior Molly Clinton. After deductions as a result of penalties, the Flood/Haley ticket received 417.1 votes with a 1.63 percent deduction and the Raminfard/ Speight ticket recieved 386.7 votes with a 4.99 percent deduction. Barring violations, the outcome would have been the same as Flood/Haley recieved 424 votes and the Raminfard/Speight ticket received 407 votes without deductions. 28 percent of students voted on the portal. Flood and Haley felt their past experiences both within and outside of SGA have prepared them for these new roles. Flood has served on SGA since Fall 2010 as senator, parlimentarian and most recently, speaker of the Senate in Fall 2012. Flood is also a Southern Madison County Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SOMAC) EMT, a member of the Residential Life staff and a member of the Student Conduct Board. Haley currently serves as speaker of SGA and is President of Sigma Chi. According to Haley, the duo wanted to run because they have always been somewhat disillusioned with the function of SGA. “We feel like sometimes the University will enact procedure above the students without getting SGA approval,” Haley said. Though they have focused during the last three years to ensure that the administration adheres to the protocol in the student handbook, they continue to identify the proper role for SGA as well as elevate the administration’s awareness of this institutionalized role. “We hope to lay down the framework for a better student government to exist after we leave Colgate,” Haley said. The main tenet of the Flood/ Haley platform is the maintenance of SGA as an integral part of the whole university governance. On more influential policies, Flood and Haley plan to make sure that the administration not only hears, but also understands the student voice.
colgate leans in: Sheryl Sandberg addressed the Colgate community about women asserting themselves in the workplace. Leyan Li By Amanda Golden Assistant Editor
On Friday, April 5, Colgate University welcomed Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook and New York Times bestselling author of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” to kick off Entrepreneur Weekend. Sandberg hosted a 25 minute keynote address followed by 25 minutes of audience questions at Cotterell Court. The
lecture was originally planned to be held in the University Chapel, but was moved due overwhelming number of interested students. Attendees of Sandberg’s talk received a complimentary copy of her new book, and the address was also live-streamed online for those who were unable to attend. In between some of the earlier events of her day on campus, Sandberg took a few minutes to focus on Colgate specifically. “I think [Lean In] circles can be really important
in college and I really think, even in college, that we don’t spend enough time in a very structured peerbased way thinking about what we really want,” Sandberg said. “There’s a lot of evidence saying that peer mentoring is super important because peers can be some of our best mentors.” Sandberg expressed how some of her biggest moments were guided by peer insights. “In my life, there were times when people who I thought were my mentors told me not to join Google, but it was my peers that said to join Google and Facebook, so some of the best advice can come from peers,” Sandberg said. Members of the Colgate community who heard Sandberg’s ideas reacted in differing ways, but overall seemed to acknowledge the merit behind her messages. Senior Morgan Roth, who attended the session in which Sandberg addressed the Women in Business group, shared her insights on how she felt Sandberg came across. “I found the most interesting part of Sandberg’s talk to be when she addressed how Lean In could be applied to Colgate,” Roth said. “At one point, she deferred to President Herbst, who said that the administration has and will try to support women on campus. Although I think he meant it genuinely, Colgate has failed us in this respect. Colgate has institutionalized gender inequality that obstructs female empowerment.” Continued on A-5
Entrepreneur Weekend Showcases Student Creativity By Kerry Houston Maroon-News Staff altsounds.com
Spring Party Weekend Acts Announced After Long Delay Goo Goo Dolls Headline By Amanda Golden Assistant Editor
The long awaited lineup for this year’s Spring Party Weekend (SPW) was finally announced on Sunday, April 7. Members of the SPW committee were given the go-ahead to release a promotional video showcasing the music acts for the Palooza through Facebook statuses and emails to student groups. Pallooza is the new platform for the Saturday music performances of the weekend and will feature Giants of Science, Jesse Marco and Fareoh. The headlining act will be the Goo Goo Dolls on Friday night. Continued on A-2 This announcement, which in
previous years has come much earlier, was stalled due to a variety of factors. “We cannot announce the contracts until all of the contracts insurance and artwork is signed off on by agents regarding the performers, and it was taking a while,” SPW Committee music co-chair junior Alex Fisch explained. “The video was approved and we were just waiting on artwork for Goo Goo Dolls, which is on its way from being approved. We just realized that it’s basically two weeks out and we wanted to get something out there, even though it wasn’t completed, we just got what we could out.” Continued on A-4
On Saturday, April 6 the culmination of months of planning that brought Colgate’s second Entrepreneur Weekend to campus came to life. Beginning with the keynote address on Friday afternoon by Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg, the weekend was filled with various events designed to connect student, parent and alumni entrepreneurs. Program Coordinator for the Thought Into Action Institute (TIA) Mary Galvez and Alumni Director and Co-Founder of TIA Wills Hapworth ’07 played a significant role in planning the TIA student demonstrations on Saturday morning in the Clark Room of the James C. Colgate Union. Last spring, approximately 50 students developed project outlines and applied to TIA, a program on practical entrepreneurship where passionate students collaborate
with parent and alumni mentors with genuine entrepreneurial experience. Through TIA, students learn to take their ideas and turn it into action by using practical knowledge and survival skills. There were 25 students with 16 projects who participated in the TIA student demos as part of the weekend. “Colgate has a long, rich history in entrepreneurship, specifically in a liberal arts context … There has been a lot of coaching, a lot of failure, and a lot of success; it’s a learning process,” Hapworth said. Students involved in TIA develop a variety of skills while working on their projects, a time commitment that can require more hours of work than a typical Colgate class. The student ventures range in scope from profit and nonprofit ventures, to campus-enrichment projects. Continued on A-4
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Flood and Haley Hope to Increase Communication Between Students and Administration Continued from A-1
“There are great people in SGA and great people in the administration, but we just need the right protocol to make sure each side understands one another,” Haley said. “Oftentimes in the past, there has just been improper communication.” To combat the misunderstandings and misconceptions between students and administration, Flood and Haley intend to hold the administration accountable for SGA’s participation in decisions. At the same time, Flood and Haley also believe members of SGA must be responsible and fulfill their proper roles. This assurance of accountability on both sides is the top priority for Flood and Haley upon entering office in the Fall. In addition to solidifying the presence of SGA in decision making, Flood and Haley based their platform on other various goals. First, the two proposed the addition of online syllabi that would be available during registration and thus offer students more course information from the get-go. Haley said that this option has not been brought to the Senate before, and he thinks it is a realistic goal. A second goal for Flood and Haley is the introduction of mid-semester review forms across all classes. While some professors ask for feedback informally and all are required to distribute Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) forms at the end of the term, Flood and Haley believe it would be constructive for both students and faculty to perform the reviews while students are
still fully engaged and invested in the course. A last point of the campaign is the call for third-party options for social events. “We have many groups on campus suited toward this goal like CAB and events at Parker Commons, but it is a matter of holding these groups accountable,” Haley said. “It is important to find a central ground where all students – non-Greek and Greek – can freely attend.” With Flood on the Geneva study group, the ticket faced the difficulty of having a candidate campaign from abroad. Haley said that it has been five years since a ticket won with someone abroad. “It was a great campaign on both sides, and the quality of Albert and James’s ticket made campaigning from Geneva ever more formidable,” Flood said. “It was such a close race, and I am glad I was able to get back to Colgate.” Flood and Haley emphasised personal contact during the campaign process campaign team. Besides the typical routine of posters and banners, the team went to first-year dormitories and asked what these students wanted to see develop in their next years at Colgate. “I think that because we formed our ideas around our personal interaction with student voices, we were able to be so successful,” Haley said. Flood and Haley spoke highly about their team, who worked to make their presence on campus known through Facebook, as well as multiple Frank and O’Connor Campus Center (Coop) tables. “I owe a great deal of grati-
meet your new leaders: Juniors Sam Flood and Matt Haley fulfilled their thee-year-old ambition to this Wednesday after winning the SGA Presidential election for the 2013 - 2014 school year. facebook.com
tude to Matt, senior Amy McBeth, senior Ali Berkman and the other campaign agents that tirelessly worked while I was abroad,” Flood said. Flood and Haley will start now to face the most pertinent issues. “I suppose the most pressing issue will be ensuring SGA has a successful start to the year, which entails producing a detailed calendar for the first semester, the completion of a productive Executive Board orientation, as well as planning the first Senate Orientation and meetings,” Flood said. “This semester Matt and my first priority is to determine who will comprise the Executive Board, or cabinet, of SGA. In the coming weeks we will send out a distribution
looking for qualified and dedicated candidates to fill myriad positions.” Both agree that the most substantial barrier preventing achievement of their goals is the new “Relationship Statement” and in connection, the ingrained conceptions of the administration about student social life. This relationship statement promises to restructure the institutional and financial processes that the schooland SGA have relied upon for forty years. “Although this may only tangentially affect the student and academic life aspects of our platform we championed such as gender-neutral housing, inclusion dinners and online syllabi,
it would require an overhaul of SGA touchstones: the Constitution, Bylaws, the Student Organizations Committee and the Budget Allocations Committee (BAC), to name a few,” Flood said. “My concern is that the ensuing overhaul may require significant SGA time and resources to amend those institutions, which may then subvert our student and academic life initiatives.” As SGA senators during their first semester as first-years, Flood and Haley promised one another that they would run together for SGA President and Vice President. Two years later, they fulfilled their promise and did one moreby winning the President and Vice President positions effective next Fall. Contact Hannah Fuchs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forum For Future Event Policy
New Tiered System to Regulate Event Registration Process By Julia Queller Maroon-News Staff
The Student Government Association and Residential Life held a forum on Sunday, April 7 in Persson Auditorium to discuss a revised proposal about event registration. The forum offered students an opportunity to provide their feedback about the proposal before it is submitted to Dean of the College Suzy Nelson for approval later this week. A committee was formed in response to the widespread student opposition to the initial proposal, which was presented six to eight weeks ago by Director of Residential Life Brenda Ice. “There was a lot of student concern that there wasn’t a lot of student involvement in that proposal. So the [Dean of the College] and Brenda [Ice], who’s the chair of this committee, thought it would make sense to involve more interested students, take the time to talk through bigger questions and come to a consensus between students, faculty and administration, so that we can move forward with this change,” Committee Member senior Ron Iazzetti said. “Because I think everyone realized that change was needed, it was just a matter of figuring out what the best change is.” According to Committee Member junior
James Speight, students responded to the initial proposal with an SGA-approved proposal, which prompted the merge of both students and administration in forming a committee that would create a comprehensive proposal. “Both of those proposals ended up being very similar, which is why this has been a pretty productive working group,” Committee Member senior Scott Marschall said. “The committee was ... just taking the time to slow down the process and get more student input on [the original proposal] to make sure it’s actually a reasonable and realistic plan,” committee member senior Ali Berkman said. The committee cited its goals as the prioritization of safety, the encouragement of healthy drinking, the outlining of the process for hosting social events with fees and social inclusivity. The proposal defined a process for registering events that categorizes events into tiers, with each tier specifying different requirements. Tier 1 applies to events with fewer than 25 people, or “welcome members,” meaning that guests have access to the house through their Gate Card. Tier 1 events require hosts to give the University notification 24 hours before the event and take a brief online training course. Tier 2 events are open to fewer than 65 people
and require the hosts to notify the University 48 hours in advance as well as take a social host training course with Assistant Director of the Counseling Center and Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Services Jane Jones. These events are still considered private as they are by personal invitation only. The University asks that a reasonable amount of nonalcoholic beverages and food be served. Tier 3 events are comprised of more than 65 people and have no cap on guests, except for adherence to the building’s fire code. Hosts must notify the University 48 hours in advance and be certified by Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS), which is a program that trains participants how to responsibly serve, sell and consume alcohol. The University would provide wristbands for guests who are under 21 years of age, and Campus Safety officials would come to the event before it started to ensure that nonalcoholic beverages are provided and the amount of available alcohol is reasonable given the number of expected guests. Tier 4 is for catered events and follows the current policy. Hosts must be TIPS and Event Management certified and must notify the University six weeks before the event. According to the committee, the University
will make training more accessible than it is currently, and while there is an emphasis on Greek students obtaining training now, it will be offered to all students. Organizations will be allowed to register events four nights per week. The emphasis on organizations notifying the University beforehand is for issues of liability. The committee hopes that preliminary checks by Campus Safety officials will create a better relationship between Campus Safety and the organizations that are hosting events. After the committee presented the key points of its proposal, it opened the forum to the many students in attendance, who posed questions, offered suggestions and discussed concerns. There were no administrators present. According to the committee, it presented the proposal to the Student Senate on Tuesday, met on Wednesday to finalize the draft and then will present it to Nelson for approval in late April. Nelson emailed a link to a Reddit forum page that will allow students to provide their feedback and facilitate an online discussion. Because the change is in procedure, not policy, it can be implemented immediately after approval and will hopefully be in effect Fall 2013. Contact Julia Queller at email@example.com.
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April 11, 2013
THE BLOTTER COLGATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT Monday, 4/1
8:00 p.m.: A resident of Drake Hall was found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Case was referred for disciplinary process.
Tuesday, 4/2 11:30 a.m.: Hamilton Police reported a student was arrested on 3/4/2013 for forgery and petit larceny. Case was referred for disciplinary process. 4:40 p.m.: A resident of Newell Apartments reported items missing from the apartment. 7:04 p.m.: A resident of University Court Apartments was found to have covered a smoke
detector. Case was referred for disciplinary process.
Wednesday, 4/3 10:19 a.m.: An ill student at Stillman Hall was transported to hospital by SOMAC ambulance.
Thursday, 4/4 3:25 a.m.: Campus Safety on routine patrol observed a vehicle failing to stop for several stop signs on Alumni Road. The driver failed to cooperate with campus safety when asked for identification. Case was referred for disciplinary process. 4:00 a.m.: Hamilton Police arrested a student on Alumni
Road for driving while intoxicated. Case was referred for disciplinary process. 4:00 a.m.: Madison County Sheriffs arrested a student at College and Broad Street for possession of marijuana. Case referred for disciplinary process. 8:15 a.m.: A student was found to have accumulated an excessive amount of parking fines. Case referred for disciplinary process. 3:26 p.m.: A resident of Parker Apartments was found in possession of a candle. Case was referred for disciplinary process. 3:32 p.m.: A resident of Parker Apartments was found in possession of a propane torch. Case referred for disciplinary process.
1:30 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated visitor at Curtis Hall who was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary process. 8:19 a.m.: Campus Safety assisted the Hamilton Police with a burglary complaint at 76 Broad Street. 1:03 p.m.: Campus Safety is investigating a suspicious activity report they received. 2:30 p.m.: Hamilton Police arrested an underage student on 3/31/13 on Broad Street for possession of an open container of alcohol and possession of a forged
instrument. Case was referred for disciplinary process. 4:55 p.m.: A student was found to have accumulated an excessive amount of parking fines. Case referred for disciplinary process.
Saturday, 4/6 9:40 p.m.: A staff member at Donovan’s Pub reported students helped themselves to beer. Prior to campus safety arrival, students paid for the beer. Case referred for disciplinary process.
Sunday, 4/7 9:15 a.m.: A resident of 76 Broad Street reported items taken from the house.
Village to Repave Lebanon Street this Summer By Jared Goldsmith Maroon-News Staff
This summer, the Village of Hamilton is planning to reconstruct Lebanon Street from its intersection with West Kendrick Avenue south to the village boundary. According to Village Administrator Sean Graham, Lebanon Street may also be repaved from West Kendrick Avenue north to downtown Hamilton’s main traffic light if the budget allows. However, the focus for this summer will be on the southern portion of Lebanon Street that is currently “deteriorated well beyond a basic fix.” The estimated 90 day project will start in early July and is not expected to affect any Colgate property. The most severe issue currently facing Lebanon Street is water that has nowhere to drain after a major storm. The water causes the material below the pavement to move, which breaks up the asphalt. The majority of the work taking place this summer will focus on this issue. “With grade changes to the street, and the installation of storm
water catch basins, we hope to have a much better, and long lasting travel surface. It also has to do with financing too,” Graham said. Funding for this project will be provided through bonding by the Village of Hamilton, as opposed to the Town of Hamilton, which is larger and encompasses the Villages of Hamilton and Earlville, as well as the hamlets of Poolville, Hubbardsville and East Hamilton. Madison County will not be involved in funding this project, although New York state will provide funds through its Safe Route To School grant. This will allow a sidewalk to be built as part of the project to make the Hamilton Central School more easily accessible to pedestrians. While there are currently no other road construction projects planned for the Village of Hamilton in the near future, the village has recently become a Municipal Gas Utility. A major gas project is currently being planned for the spring and summer of 2014. Contact Jared Goldsmith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
construction on lebanon: Water drainage problems on Lebanaon Street make a major construction effort a necessity this summer. Anna Heil
a day of field fun: Students and townspeople enjoyed the BBQ, live music and actvities on Whitnall Field this past Sunday, April 6.
Third Annual ’Gate-Town Connection Brings Students and Townspeople Together By Sara Hinton Maroon-News Staff
The third annual ’Gate-Town Connection on Sunday, April 6 hosted Colgate University students and Hamilton residents on Whitnall Field to celebrate the relationship between the two communities. The Blue Diamond Society (BDS), the Athletics Department, the Office of the Dean of the College, Gamma Phi Beta, Philanthropists at Colgate (PAC) and the Sidekicks Program worked together to present the event. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., students, faculty and townspeople stepped out to enjoy the barbeque provided by Frank Dining Hall. Danger Boy, a band consisting of three Colgate professors, provided the music. The inflatable slide and bouncy house were met with much delight by children and their Colgate Sidekicks. Enthusiastic attendees participated in a pie-eating contest and entertained the crowds of onlookers. Colgate’s Division I athletic teams provided games and relay races for the kids. The girls soccer team practiced shooting drills, the football team taught passes and the track team demonstrated hurtling. The Colgate cheerleaders came out to teach chants and to add some pep to the event. “It was really nice to enjoy the warm weather with some friends and bring the Colgate community closer to the larger Hamilton community,” first-year and member of BDS Josh Goldstein said. The event was a means for the Colgate student body to show its appreciation for being a part of the Hamilton community. Residents were able to put names with faces they see on the streets. First-year Julia Smaldone and her sidekick, Fiona, 7, came to enjoy the festivities. “It was great to see the Colgate community and the town of Hamilton come together for a sunny afternoon that epitomizes their collaboration,” Smaldone said. Contact Sara Hinton at email@example.com.
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April 11, 2013
Spring Party Weekend Schedule Announcement Leaked SPW Palooza to Make Weekend More Cohesive Than Past Years Continued from A-1
In regards to the specific time and date of the release, the SPW Committee explained that it came as a reaction to some information leaking earlier that evening. “The website accidently went live for a few minutes and some people found it, and so we figured that we’d rather announce it in an exciting way rather than people be confused about what was going on,” SPW Committee co-chair senior Charlotte Myers said in regards to the YouTube video’s Sunday night release. “So we chose to just do the official announcement and make everyone know who actually the artists are.” Myers explained that the delay stemmed a great deal from the side of the musicians. “The music industry just works on a different timeline than schools do,” Myers said. “We wanted to have this out a lot earlier. It’s also harder with the rise of [Electronic Dance Music]. EDM artists are notoriously difficult to peg down, especially because it’s the same weekend as Coachella [Music Festival], so there’s a lot of other stuff going on. A lot of times we’ll do something and send it out really fast, but then it will take 10 times the amount of time for artists or the school to approve it. So a lot of times it’s perceived that we’re the source of the delay, but it’s really not.” Fisch echoed Myers’ comments, saying that factors out of their control held the committee back from making the formal announcement “It was just regular delay from the in-
dustry,” Fisch said. “We were just waiting for some things to come through both on the school’s side and from the artist’s side.” The process for reaching out to and signing the specific musicians for SPW revealed few differences this year from previous ones. “I’ve been doing it for three years and it was basically the same as the past two years,” Fisch said. “It’s always been that we have a survey, we get the results student wide and we usually get the majority of the campus’ input. Then we go after the number one and number two until we can get an artist to sign. It is hard for us because we’re a school in the middle of nowhere. Since we are using student activities fees to sponsor the Budget Allocations Committee, it has to be open to the student body, and we have no say in what artist comes.” Myers feels the Palooza, in addition to the main event on Friday night, will help to make this year’s SPW a success. “I think it’s exciting because we’re covering all genres,” Myers said. “We have rock, we have EDM. It’s also going to be much more inclusive this year. Along with getting a lot more genres, we’re moving everything to a central location to try to get everyone together in one place hanging out together. So there will be a lot of food, a beer tent, it will just be a fun day. It’s going to be a nice mix. We’ve worked really hard and we’ve gotten frats on board and they’re excited too.” The committee is positive about the new Palooza event on Saturday.
“I think it’s a really good format this year,” SPW Committee music co-chair sophomore Sarah Rende said. “I think that once everyone is there they’re going to end up loving it.” Myers pointed out how Greek organizations have gotten behind the new platform. “We’ve been working with the fraternities on this,” Myers said. “We have weekly meetings with the presidents, treasurers and social chairs in every fraternity, and they are co-sponsoring the Saturday event, though they’re not responsible for the Friday event. They’re all excited about it, and we’re all excited about it. The Palooza is a move towards what a lot of students like, the whole music festival scene with multiple artists.” When asked if the administration has had a more hands-on role in planning the events of SPW this year compared with years prior, the committee said that while they are trying to make it more cohesive for students, not much else has changed. “It’s basically the same this year as with other years,” Fisch said. “They’re trying to get more of an inclusive weekend rather than how it was my freshman year, in which there was an individual concert at almost each fraternity, starting Thursday until Sunday. And the administration would like to move to a more neutral location with everybody involved in the planning rather than these scattered concerts, which, even if they’re open, it’s still limiting to people.”
Entrepreneur Weekend Inspires Students to Put Thoughts into Action
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TIA’s main goal is to teach ambitious students the skills they need in order to make their project come to life. Students especially work to develop strong communication, social marketing and negotiation skills. They also learn how to benefit from a process of trial and error and to problem solve more effectively. “A lot of people have ideas, but not everyone can turn them into reality,” Galvez said. One of the many challenges students faced was the process of condensing their ten-minute project presentations into 90-second pitches for ten alumni mentors during the week before Entrepreneur Weekend. These alumni heard all the project pitches and then selected the best five projects to be presented at the student demonstrations. All sixteen student venture projects were displayed on Saturday morning in the Clark Room. At noon, the five groups of TIA students pitched their venture projects
to the audience of parents, students, faculty and alumni. Senior Cody Breene presented the first student venture, Giggity. Co, which is an online booking platform for universities and independent performers that works to eliminate the hassle of dealing with booking agents. Sophomore Colin Shipley followed with his ideas to expand Colgate’s Aviation Club by bringing more exciting and educational aviation-related activities to campus. “GateSwap,” a safe, social and sustainable way to exchange goods and services on college campus, was the third project, developed by sophomores Rob Carroll and Gabriel Zetter. Senior Courtney Mills then introduced her non-profit “Read With Me,” a website that encourages people of all ages to submit clips of themselves reading stories so preschool-age children have a greater access to the joys of reading. Senior Yuni Shameshima concluded the presentations with
“Recipe Into Reality,” a software company that connects supermarkets and recipe websites to allow customers to search recipes and pick up ingredients in store. Entrepreneur Weekend activities resumed later in the afternoon at 2:30 with a discussion in the Colgate Memorial Chapel entitled “Little Talks, Big Ideas.” The session, introduced with a 30-minute conversation led by David Fialkow ’81, involved seven alumni and one current student, senior Maggie Dunne, who have all found great success with entrepreneurship in the business world. Dunne’s presentation caused Fialkow, co-founder of General Catalyst Partners, and Mike Ellenbogen ’86, an entrepreneur in residence at General Catalyst, to commit $22,000 to Dunne’s nonprofit and solicited at least $3,000 more from the audience. A networking reception for students, alumni and parents in the Hall of Presidents immediately followed the discussion. Contact Kerry Houston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To this effect, the school is implementing a new registration policy for non-Colgate guests of SPW. “We have an admission policy which is for Colgate students and guests and the residents of Hamilton,” Fisch explained. ���That’s basically from the BAC guidelines for using student activities fee. Students will be able to register up to two guests online.” Reactions from Colgate students regarding the announcement of the musical acts to the new format of the weekend have varied. “I’ll probably go to the main stuff but I’m not sure about the smaller ones,” sophomore Emma Krasovich said. “The standard from last year was set so high. Also, I feel like students here aren’t as interested in these kinds of performers.” Some students have expressed feelings of indifference. “I don’t really like the Palooza thing, but I think it will be fine,” sophomore Arman Tabatabai said. “I just think it’s sort of forced, restricting in terms of what you can do as opposed to people doing different things and going different places. I honestly don’t feel like people will let it affect the weekend. At the end of the day they don’t really care. I think people are making a big deal out of it now, but they’re just going to go out and do what they normally do that weekend.” Contact Amanda Golden at email@example.com.
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April 11, 2013
Sheryl Sandberg Challenges Audience Members to “Lean In” to levels of performance, men and boys remember their performance slightly high, and women and girls remember their performance slightly low. “Even more importantly, if you ask a man why he achieved something he’ll attribute it his success to his own skills,” Sandberg said. “If you ask a woman why she achieved something, she and other people will attribute that success to hard work, help from others, getting lucky. And that’s a really big difference because if you achieve something, attributed to your own skills, you bring those skills to the next opportunity. But if you achieve something because finding courage: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke in Cotterell of good luck and help from others, those things might not show Court on Friday, urging audience members to stand up for themselves. up next time … Self-confidence is take control of thier futures. Athena Feldshon a major determinant of what we Continued from A-1 for everyone – for the men as do in life.” Sandberg addressed ambiguities “I think the other thing is for well as the women. But I parassociated with ambition. women, we need to make deliberate ticularly want to do that for the “What I don’t mean is that decisions,” Sandberg said. women. Because the blunt truth there is only one form of ambition “There are too many messages out is that men still run the world, and every single person should there saying what women can’t do; and I’m not sure that’s going all want to do what I do or want to women can’t be professionals and have that well.” be CEO of a company,” Sandberg kids, women can’t do this, and we asSandberg shared how she feels said. “We all have to choose our sume that men can do everything, and that persistent inequality hurts own path. And any form of amI think that that’s what we can change, both men and women. by believing it can be different.” “It hurts us because our compa- bition that is right for us is what She emphasized that her mes- nies, our universities, our institutions, is right. I’m also not saying that sages are not just for young female are not as efficient or productive as there aren’t women out there that aren’t as ambitious as any men students as the target audience, we could be,” Sandberg said. but also for male students and Sandberg noted how such kinds because of course there are.” Sandberg then discussed administrative figures. When ad- of persistent inequality hurt women the great gap between men and dressing what the administration at home. women in their desire to lead. at Colgate could do, Sandberg “We know that regardless of “The data is clear starting in shared specific thoughts. income level, no matter how acjunior high, in this country today, “For the administration, I think tive a mother is in a home, chilit’s really about embracing these dren are better off in a home if if you ask boys and girls. ‘Do you same messages of equality and talk- they have active and engaged want to lead – do you want to ing explicitly about gender issues,” fathers,” Sandberg said. “They be president of your junior high Sandberg said. have better emotional outcomes, school class, do you want to be At the keynote address, Sandberg educational outcomes, profes- president of your Colgate class, articulated her goal to the audience. sional outcomes. We also know do you want to run the division “I’m here to only do one that marriages are happier, lower you just joined, do you want to thing with our time together,” divorce rate, higher marital sat- be CEO of your company, do Sandberg said. “I’m here to give isfaction, when housework is you want to run for office?’ more you not just the permission but shared more evenly. And if that males than females say yes,” she the encouragement to stand up wasn’t good enough, they also said. “That’s a leadership ambition gap. And no matter how unnext time someone asks that have more sex.” question. And I want to do that Sandberg shared how, relative happy it makes us to acknowledge
it, if we don’t acknowledge it we can’t fix it.” Sandberg also mentioned how the likeability penalty can be a key detriment to the advancement of women. But Sandberg called upon the student generation in the audience as key to how that can change. “The good news is your generation gets to decide what kind of stereotypes they want, you get to decide what you want to be,” Sandberg said. “You can decide that it’s better to be smart than pretty, and it is.” The final way that women are held back, according to Sandberg, is the ideas surrounding the inability to be a successful professional and a good parent. “My parents are here with me today, and from their generation to mine, we’ve made more progress in the workplace than at home,” she said. “Most women in this country work full-time, most mothers work full-time, and those mothers do the great majority of childcare and housework. The problem with this is women start worrying about this so early.” Sandberg noted that what she’s seen in the workforce, more than anything else, is young women entering already looking for the exit. “You may have children one day, and once you do you will have a hard decision to make,” Sandberg said. “Whether you want to stay and work full-time, work part-time, both men and women have that decision, but as we are now, and I hope to change that, it’s usually women. But, the best way to have a good decision to make is to lean in until then ... Keep your foot on the gas pedal until you have those responsibilities, and then make your choices. Don’t do it too far in advance.” It may be counter-intuitive, Sandberg says, but the single
most important career decision is whether one decides to have a life partner, and if one does, who that life partner is. “The only way to have real options is to have a real partner,” she said. “And this is important not just for the women but for the men, because again, your kids are going to be better adjusted and your marriages are going to be healthier and happier.” In concluding her formal remarks, Sandberg called upon the audience to ask themselves what they would do if they weren’t afraid, if they weren’t limited by the ideas that they weren’t good enough or that they didn’t have the necessary skills to succeed at what they wanted to do. Sophomore Rob Carroll also attended Sandberg’s talk, and shared how he as a male student at Colgate felt her messages came across as well as how the platform could be tangibly enforced and applied. “I think Ms. Sandberg’s message is extremely important and meaningful for the advancement of sexual equality,” Carroll said. “We’ve obviously come a really long way in the past few decades with respect to feminism and Sandberg’s vision, but we’re still not there yet.” But Carroll also commented on the ways in which he felt her talk could have been more potent for the given audience. “A part of me felt like Sandberg could have done a better job of creating a call to action for men,” Carroll said. “I understand why it’s important to reach total gender equality in the workforce, but her message was obviously directed toward women much more than men, encouraging them to ‘marry the right guy,’ for example. I left feeling as if I still didn’t know how I could help the cause, besides just being more accepting.” Contact Amanda Golden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Editor’s Column I Must Confesss By Emily Kress Arts & Features Editor
Less than 30 percent of the student body voted in the student government presidential elections. To be exact, a grand total of 831 people voted. This number is pitiful. Voting on the Colgate Portal consists of signing in to an account and clicking a few buttons. So, why the apathy? I guess what surprised me most when I heard this number was that such a large portion of such an opinionated community would choose not to express its views by voting. “But the student government doesn’t do anything,” one might argue. Except that it does. Maybe it doesn’t appear to do anything directly for you, but it does for some, and even more of its effects are felt indirectly. Student groups mean a lot to those who are a part of them. Their members are your roommates, your teammates, your friends and your acquaintances. If it means something to someone you care about, shouldn’t you care about it, too? It’s as if we’re all too worried about how others perceive us, we can’t take the time to see others without judgment. In this sense, I just don’t get the atmosphere on campus sometimes. I’m not talking about the much-debated hook-up culture, either. I’m talking about the general social atmosphere on campus: the personalities, the ideals and, perhaps most importantly, the stigmas that dictate how we operate as a community, and how all of these factors come together. They’re the subtle everyday things that the average person wouldn’t even notice until they actually needed to or were confronted with it head-on. From what I’ve seen, there is a lot of denial around campus. While this certainly does not apply to the entirety of the Colgate population, it does appear to be a running theme. If you ask anyone how they’re doing or how they are enjoying their experience thus far, more often than not, you’ll get a curt “fine” or “it’s great, I really like it” in response. With the advent of new Facebook pages like “Colgate Crushes” and the so-called confessions that seem to have become a fad, people appear to be airing their true sentiments. Alright, so people aren’t totally and completely happy with their overall experience. So, why hasn’t this discourse translated to in-person conversations? I guess that would defeat the purpose of having anonymous confession pages, wouldn’t it? While these pages have started some interesting, and often much needed, conversations, they need to come out into the open. It’s okay to not be happy all the time. I’m not sure why people have to resort to anonymous Facebook pages to admit to their discontent. Why is there such a stigma associated with unhappiness? It isn’t an affliction, it’s a natural occurrence. Just because you aren’t having a perfect experience doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. If more people came out and admitted their true feelings instead of the typical, polite “it’s good,” others would realize that they aren’t the odd one out in feeling less than great. Not admitting feelings is like not allowing yourself to be who you are. I want to see people doing what they love to do. I want people expressing how they really feel. I’m not looking for sunshine and rainbows and harmony. I’m looking for honesty, and not just from the internet. The biggest hurdle in this is that in order to be honest with others, you have to be honest with yourself first. I know that’s easier said than done, but somebody had to say it. Contact Emily Kress at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Affirmative Action Article Misconstrued Information Dear Editor, Crozer Connor misses a couple of beats – historical as well as conceptual – in his article, “UCLA Professor Discusses Affirmative Action’s Effects on Minorities.” He writes, “In an effort to fight inequality and foster racial interaction, our government declared in the 1960s and 70s that race, ethnicity, religious background, gender and other such characteristics could not affect the treatment of an individual in this country. As a result, employers and competitive schools became compelled to hire or admit minority individuals, implimenting [sic] policies that altered admissions decisions. Sander, however, finds increasing evidence suggesting that affirmative action is actually harming, not helping, American minorities.” Whoa! These three sentences encourage the utter misimpression that laws fighting racial discrimination are the targets of Professor Sander’s concern. The case is quite to the contrary. Perhaps, Mr. Connor’s confusion derives from an ambiguity in the use of the term, “affirmative action,” so it might be useful to take an elementary walk through the relevant history with more measured steps. First, there’s the long, shameful era of Jim Crow segregation and racial discrimination. Second, there’s the era of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and allied measures to which Mr. Connor refers, banning the use of race in hiring, promotion and college admissions (and more). “Affirmative action” in its original usage during this time meant not being passive, but reaching out, taking affirmative action to ensure that minorities were brought into the pool of candidates but then deciding on the merits without regard to race. Then, we reach the third era when several factors combined to encourage the adoption of race conscious programs: concern that covert discrimination was still taking place, impatience with the progress of racial integration and a belief that past discrimination against minorities required compensatory discrimination in their favor (ideally, to help place them in the position they would have occupied had it not been for discrimination).
But, unlike during the first era, the race-conscious programs worked in favor of minorities. Such practice went by several names: quotas, compensatory treatment, reverse discrimination or race preference programs. But when described with any of these terms, the practice is unpopular (witness the success of referenda and such, banning the practices). Hence, as a sort of euphemism, “affirmative action” was called into service, cloaking the unpopular practice with a term that had wide- discussing affirmative action: UCLA Professor Richard Sander spoke on spread support. Another term campus at the end of March regarding affirmative action. The associated Maroonused to describe the prac- News article received some criticism from the community. Gabriela Bezerra tice, of course, is “diversity,” which exploded into popularity when the Supreme Court student’s qualifications and preparedness and that of the indicated, in Regents of University of California v. Bakke schools’ average. (1978), that race conscious admissions programs would be That’s where affirmative action/race preferences, by constitutional if they were used for this purpose, much like Sander’s analysis, hurt rather than help. And it’s critical the tie-breaking decision that Harvard might give a spot to to note that Sander does not propose abolishing race prefa kid from Wyoming versus one from Massachusetts. erences altogether, only to moderate them, for instance, Professor Sander’s concern clearly is not with race blind by requiring universities to give no greater preference to practices that brought minorities into the universities and race than they do to socioeconomic status, or by requirwork force, as Mr. Connor’s language suggests. His concern ing transparency, so that the admitted student knows just lies with the use of “affirmative action” when that term refers where he or she stands in relation to the average student to “race preferences;” and to be more precise, he’s not worried at the university. about the use of race for “tie-breaking decisions.” Also, it would have been nice if the article could have His concern is what happens when these race pref- spoken to the critique offered by Prof. Rhonda Levine of the erences become large, as at the University of Michigan sociology department as well as Sander’s rejoinder. Law School, where race alone would give one more than a fifth of qualifications required for admission. “Large Stanley C. Brubaker Professor of Political Science racial preferences” – that’s his target, those preferences Director, Institute for Philosophy, Politics and Economics of such scale that they create a “mismatch” between the
On Leaning In, or Not
By Selina Koller Commentary Editor
I knew my hopes for Sheryl Sandberg’s speech were so high that I was bound to be disappointed. And, after having heard her speech and reading her book, it seems to me that there are some major flaws in Sandberg’s message. I genuinely believe women and men are equal. Women deserve to earn the same compensation as men, and I loathe the fact that we do not. I want to be powerful, successful and influential, and I believe women have the same capacity as men to lead. On paper, I should be the biggest advocate of Sandberg. But, I’m a privileged, American woman at a top liberal arts college. Sandberg’s message can and does only apply to certain women, like myself, and I think that is a large flaw in her message. She encourages women to believe in themselves, claiming that self-confidence and pride will lead to achieving goals. However, it is mostly highly educated women who will, realistically, have the abilities and opportunities to become the CEO or president of a company or institution. Sandberg’s message needs a qualifier: come on, women, shoot for your dreams – provided you have a college education from a respected, four-year institution. It’s easy for Harvard-educated Sandberg to say anything is possible. While I am not trying to downplay her achievements and obvious intelligence, it’s clear that she was given certain opportunities to which the vast majority of women will not have access.
the misguidances in leaning in: Sheryl Sandberg has received tremendously positive reactions for “Lean In.” However, she has her critics, too – for example, some say she is promoting a too radical form of feminism.
Thus, Sandberg omits the majority of women workers from her message – the retail workers, the waitresses, the nurses, and on and on. She speaks exclusively about the upper-crust executives in the fields of finance, government, education, et cetera. Why isn’t she encouraging women to become the manager of the store in which they’re working? I’ve done the retail bit, and managing several employees in a store is certainly not for the faint-hearted. A female manager can obviously also have a positive influence on the wages and treatment of their female employees. Another issue I have is Sandberg’s advice on marriage: to “marry the right one.” Well, Sheryl, I would just love to have that for myself and for everyone I
care about – if everyone found the “right” one, they would work through their problems and there’d be no divorce, right? Sounds perfect, so too bad it’s incredibly unrealistic. I’m glad Sandberg found the “right” man with whom she can divvy up her domestic duties. But, unfortunately, not everyone can be so lucky. This is yet another example of Sandberg being blessed with opportunities with which others simply may not. Sandberg is calling for women to be ambitious and persistent, to push past their comfort zones and the constraints of society (to “lean in”). However, this Dominique Francon-like, commandeering attitude is not necessarily a natural inclination for many women. Feeling uncomfortable
and untrue to oneself is not going to lead to greater success for these women, and it’s unfair for Sandberg to assume that everyone would even want to “lean in.” In the end, Sandberg should be encouraging women to pursue their own personal goals – those formed by their values, personalities and situations, and not by Sandberg’s own perception of success. For her, “success” is juggling a career, marriage and children, but who is she to say that being successful requires all three of these obligations? For some, a fulfilling career is having it all, for others, it’s devoting time and effort to raising children and maintaining a household. And for some, a strong marriage, without children or a career, is what they desire. Sandberg is equating motherhood today with being the same as motherhood in the 1950s – constraining and anti-feminist. In reality, motherhood is regarded by many modern women as their criteria for success. If each woman were to pursue what she believes will make her successful, then more women will become more empowered, confident and respected. Sandberg should encourage women to strive to become the top seller in the store in which they work. She should encourage women to strive to become the elementary school teacher about whom everyone raves. She should encourage women to become the caring and doting mothers they hope to be. Yes, she should also encourage women to try to become an executive of a Fortune 500 company, but that is certainly not necessarily the only, best or most effective way in which women will become truly equal. Contact Selina Koller at email@example.com.
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April 11, 2013
Queer Corner Homophobia Across the Globe
Women in the Military
By Kat Kollitides
By Elizabeth Marino
Three months ago, I travelled to Atlanta with other Colgate students to attend the 25th annual Creating Change conference. Being surrounded by thousands of other queer rights advocates was an electrifying and incredibly moving experience. The conference offered a plethora of sessions that addressed pertinent topics such as queering children’s literature, asexuality and more. I was particularly impacted by a session that explored homophobia around the world. There are currently 76 countries in the world that still criminalize homosexuality, and 10 countries where the punishment for “homosexual acts” is life in prison or death. The poster child for this is injustice is, of course, Uganda. Like many other countries in sub-Sahran Africa, same-sex relationships are A Violation of Human Rights: Ugandan illegal. However, in 2009, parliamentarian David Bahati followed in the footsteps David Bahati, a member of many sub-Saharan African countries and codified of the Ugandan parliament, submitted the infa- discrimination against LGBTQ members. ugandapicks.com mous Anti-Homosexuality Bill which takes homophobia to a whole new level. Often referred to as the “Kill the Gays Bill,” this legislation would extend the reach of criminalization domestically and also target Ugandans in same-sex relationships living outside the country. Those found guilty of engaging in homosexual acts were to be punishable by death. NGOs, companies and individuals who know of, or are allies to LGBTQ individuals, would also be punished. What’s interesting about Uganda, as well as other countries that have adopted similar legislation, is that the funding and support for these anti-queer measures come from outside the country. In fact, U.S. evangelical Christians have been the driving force behind the anti-gay agenda throughout Africa, South America, Central America and other regions. Scott Lively, a U.S.-based evangelical minister whose congregation has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, has been traveling to Uganda since 2002. Lively and other U.S. evangelical ministers organized a conference in Uganda entitled the Seminar on Exposing the Homosexual Agenda. He contributed large portions of legislation to the “Kill the Gays Bill” and has been an influential anti-gay leader in Uganda. Lively has also travelled to over forty other countries where he has been establishing evangelical ministries and preaching against the gay rights movement. The U.S. evangelical-fueled measures around the world are clear examples neocolonialism in action. Although some might argue that promoting LGBTQ rights around the world is also an example of cultural imperialism, they are forgetting one key thing: queer rights are human rights. Love is love, and one should never be punished for sexual orientation. We, as allies of the movement, must advocate for those who are being stigmatized, thrown into jail and at risk of losing their life because of their identity. Colgate encourages us to be global citizens, and it’s hard to deny we live in an increasingly globalized world. As such, I find it odd that despite the vehement antiqueer legislation in Uganda, Colgate continues to send students and faculty there on extended studies and other academic trips. At the most very basic level, students should be made aware of the anti-queer legislation before they travel with Colgate to this country—or any country— that is so aggressively and dangerously homophobic.
As an applicant and almost attendant of the United States Naval Academy, I have given deep thought toward the subject of women in the military from a feminist standpoint. There are some arguments against women in combat that I view as legitimate. There are also a number of arguments against women in combat that always get trotted out but which I think are basically just cultural prejudices. 1) Women are not as brave as men, or as psychologically tough as men. Oh, yeah? I just don’t buy it. 2) It’s worse when women die or suffer hardship than when men die or suffer hardship. Not true. All human life is equally valuable. My friend’s life is worth just as much as mine. Many years ago, I saw an elderly southern general argue on “Today” that people who advocate for women to serve in the military just don't know what it's like. He said he wouldn’t want his daughters to have to bathe in muddy water or go to the bathroom in the woods or not be able to brush their teeth for days on end or whatever. Not convincing – I wouldn't especially wish all that on anyone, but why would it be worse for me than for a man? 3) Women might get raped if they are captured during war. Yeah, so? Bad stuff happens during war. That’s why it’s war. Rape isn’t something I want to minimize, but I don’t buy into the notion that women are somehow more vulnerable to brutality than men. Male prisoners of war can also be raped, or they can be brutalized in other ways. Recall the physical and psychological torture inflicted on Senator McCain when he was a prisoner of war. 4) Male soldiers will put themselves at risk to protect female soldiers. This argument is based upon the supposed protective “instinct” men have toward women. First, I doubt this is a deep-seated instinct, given the statistics showing the prevalence of crimes of rape and domestic violence by men against women. I think men are socialized (with varying success!) to be protective toward women, but that doesn’t mean that they will behave inappropriately during battle once they are trained to view their female comrades as fellow soldiers. 5) If women are in combat, men will no longer feel the need to protect women in other areas of life. So that means men are stupid? They can’t tell the difference between a fellow soldier who does not need special help, and a woman who needs some sort of protection? In any case, a gender-neutral code of “chivalry” is more useful: it should be a given in our culture that the strong protect the weak regardless of gender. 6) Allowing women to be subject to violence by the enemy is tantamount to a cultural endorsement of violence against women generally. Again, men are stupid? They can’t understand why it is okay to send an armed and trained female soldier into combat but not okay to beat up a civilian woman? 7) Women will be vulnerable during combat because they need more time to go to the bathroom. Uh, no. I don't want to get too gross, but give a woman a flap in the right place and it's not that tough to go to the bathroom. During menstruation, I think women can take care of what needs taking care of more efficiently than men may believe. And even if there is some impediment to a woman’s ability to take care of her sanitary needs because of the combat situation she is in, she can still fight. So that leaves the only three arguments against women in combat that I think could potentially have some merit: 1) Women weaken military effectiveness because women are It is a woman’s Right to Fight: The military aban- generally physically weaker than men (although I still don antiquated notions about women in uniform and am on the fence about this create more opportunity for females in the military. – women can do pull-ups, www.australiansforpalestine.net too!), 2) Mixed gender units are less cohesive due to love affairs and sexual attractions among member of the unit (who doesn’t love a man or woman in uniform?) and 3) Women are often unable to deploy due to pregnancy (we have to keep the population booming, right?).
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Extradicting Mexican Drug Lords By Sara Sirota Maroon-News Staff
Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated the U.S. for far too long. In order to correct this pressing issue, federal officials have attempted to work with the Mexican government to extradite drug lords. According to U.S. statute, international extradition is “the surrender by one nation to another of an individual accused or convicted of an offense outside of its own territory and within the territorial jurisdiction of the other which, being competent to try and punish him, demands the surrender.” Since the victory of President Vicente Fox Quesada and his center-right National Action Party in 2000, Mexican leaders have vowed to increase cooperation with the U.S. Indeed, during his term between 2000 and 2006, 223 extraditions took place. Between 2007 and 2012, during President Felipe Calderón’s term, Mexico extradited 587 people to the United States. On March 7, 2013, Cesar Alfredo Meza-Garcia, the leader of the Tijuana cartel, was extradited to the United States. This cooperation gave federal officials hope that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto would continue the efforts of his two predecessors, but now officials are still awaiting the extradition of José Sánchez Villalobos, the chief financial officer of the Sinaloa drug cartel. After a San Diego federal grand jury indicted Mr. Sánchez Villalobos on 13 counts, U.S. officials requested that Mexico send him to San Diego to face prosecution. However, it has been over a year since his January 2012 arrest. Mr. Meza-Garcia was extradited less than six months after his arrest. Drug infiltration has had devastating effects on U.S. public life. Thus, U.S. federal officials must take a more active approach to ensure President Enrique Peña Nieto continues the extradition cooperation of former Presidents Quesada and Calderòn. One way officials can accomplish such a task is by clarifying the terms of the 1978 bilateral extradition treaty between the U.S. and Mexico. According to Article 9 of the treaty, “Neither Contracting Party shall be bound to deliver up its own nationals, but the executive authority of the requested Party shall, if not prevented by the laws of that Party, have the power to deliver them up if, in its discretion, it be deemed proper to do so.” Such terms are vague and may be subject to differing interpretations. Unfortunately, Mexico’s current executive authority may not be very willing to deliver up people who the U.S. requests to extradite. According to David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of California, San Diego, President Peña Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party “has traditionally painted itself as a defender of Mexican sovereignty … against U.S. influence.” In order to ensure such nationalism does not hinder extradition cooperation, U.S. federal officials can clarify what is meant by “proper” for when it would be expected that the executive authority succumb to extradition requests. Perhaps such major crimes like drug infiltration should always be considered proper. Another way officials can ensure President Enrique Peña Nieto continues the extradition cooperation of his predecessors is by altering the Mérida Initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to “fight organized crime and associated violence while furthering respect for human rights and the rule of law.” Since its implementation in 2008, the U.S. Congress has appropriated $1.6 billion, supported Mexico’s “implementation of comprehensive justice sector reforms,” and provided “non-
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Kicking out Cartels: The United States will do its best to maintain constructive relations the Mexican government in order to stop cartels, even if it means using coercive power.
intrusive inspection equipment to enhance Mexican authorities’ ability to detect illicit goods at checkpoints.” Furthermore, the U.S. has delivered advanced helicopters to the Mexican military to provide for “rapid transport of personnel for counter-narcotics and other security operations.” The Mexican government certainly desires to maintain such appealing assistance from the U.S. In order to ensure extraditions continue, federal officials can use this desire to their advantage by either enhancing or weakening the terms of the Mérida Initiative. They can appropriate more money, support more training of justice sector personnel, provide more inspection equipment, and deliver more helicopters to the Mexican military. Such kindness may compel Mexican authorities to cooperate with U.S. extradition requests. On the other hand, federal officials can decrease all of its assistance as a sanction for lack of cooperation. Such depleted help may compel Mexican authorities to deliver people up in order to gain back the appropriations, training, equipment and helicopters. The U.S. has many options it can take to ensure President Peña Nieto continues the extradition cooperation of his predecessors. Choosing the right course of action may be difficult, as the U.S. wants extraditions to occur without causing further conflict. As federal officials and law enforcement agents move forward in battling the illegal drug trade, they must remember to concentrate efforts not only on Mexico but other threatening states, such as Colombia, as well. Drug infiltration may be one of the most concerning issues of international conflict for lawmakers today. Contact Sara Sirota at email@example.com.
Real World: London By Sara Steinfeld Maroon-News Staff
Hello, Colgate friends! I hope things are going well in what may or may not be snowy Hamilton. After all, how could they not be, especially when you’re all able to bop around in the quaint social bubbles of the Jug and the Hourglass. How I miss them. And yet, being in London for the past few months has certainly showed me what to expect when we enter the real world. I thought to myself, what better use of my knowledge than to share it. I know, I’m generous, no need to thank me. You may think that social life outside of Colgate is all sunshine and rainbows, and maybe it is if you’re studying abroad in Australia, but London forces you right into the thick of it. I certainly learned the hard way that my upstate New York shenanigans are pretty unacceptable anywhere outside of Broad Street. I don’t know about you, but the only way I’m able to learn how to life lessons is through cautionary tales. On that note, here are some things that you can get away with at Colgate that don’t actually resonate with existence in the big bad world. First: Fraturdays. How do I know this? Because one of my first excursions into the social scene of this fine city included a trip to the aptly named Church Party Bar in Clapham. (Look it up. It’s weird.) Essentially, it’s a club located in a refurbished theatre that’s only open on Sundays a few times per year. This Sunday had an “Australia Day” theme. But there was no sunshine and there were certainly no rainbows. That is, unless you count the thongs that people were wearing (and nothing else), or if alcohol and surprise strippers at 2 p.m. make you see the light. While it may be a thing that happens outside of our lovely university, it was also one of the more alarming things I’ve done in my time here. On a related note, accidentally napping on
the cruiser or Willow Path (been there, done that) may be acceptable, but not on the Underground. People will take pictures of you. So just don’t do it. Second: Hickeys. By now you must be saying, “But Sara, what if I enjoy publicly displaying my shame on my neck for the world to look upon?” That’s all well and good, but if you come home from a weekend trip to Wales looking as though a rampaging wallaby attempted to take a good chunk out of your neck and then allowed a vampire to step in and finish the job, only to see your parents a few days later and have pictures of the damage put on another study group’s Slideshow of Shame, I suggest you learn to enjoy other things. Not that this happened to me. This is a completely hypothetical situation made up for the sake of this article. Last: Walks of shame. Because sometimes you end up in a part of the city that you’re not familiar with, wearing your friends’ clothes, and don’t have enough bus money to actually buy a ticket, and the only solution is to give the bus driver puppy-dog eyes until he allows you on to the bus without buying one. It isn’t as easy as walking down a one-mile stretch of road. Also, the people here apparently have shame radar, and if they see you they will be far too friendly for a hungover Saturday morning. So, now that I’ve potentially rained on your real-world parade, I do have to say there is nothing better than being able to go out at night and split a bottle of wine with your friends, run around a city with endless possibilities (and room) for activities and feel like a real person. Being here has made me appreciate Colgate so much more than I did while I was there, and I urge you all to take advantage of it while you can. Just save me a spot in the Jug line for when I get back. Contact Sara Steinfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Measuring Alumni Engagement to Colgate By Rob Fawcett Class of 1991 Alumni Council Member
I wanted to take a few minutes to share with the Colgate community at large an interesting project officially launched in July 2012. The project, titled “Engagement Metrics Project,” is an effort by the offices of Advancement and Alumni Relations to establish quantitative metrics pertaining to alumni engagement to Colgate. It reads, “for purposes of measuring data and setting benchmarks/goals, the project focuses on three forms of engagement to Colgate: volunteerism, giving and event attendance. To calculate a percentage of alumni who are engaged with Colgate, each alumnus who performs in any of those ways are considered engaged. Each alumnus is counted once, so a volunteer that makes a donation and attends 10 events is still counted just once. With those numbers, we create an Alumni Engagement Index.” The Financial Year of 2012 (FY2012) data summarized below is helpful in establishing benchmark metrics: Volunteers: 1,825 alumni served in key volunteer roles for Colgate in FY2012 Giving: 12,932 alumni made a gift to Colgate in FY2012 Event attendance: 6,867 alumni attended a Colgate event in FY2012 Engaged/No Gift: 1,658 alumni volunteered or attended an event but did not make a gift The bottom line: 14,590: individual alumni engaged with Colgate in FY2012 27,164: alumni (removing those who are missing, “do not contact”, “do not solicit”) Therefore, the FY2012 Alumni Engagement Index for Colgate is 53.7 percent. Is 53.7 percent good? Who knows? What I do know is that the business of higher education is an increasingly competitive and crowded market place; especially as web-based education and distance learning opportunities proliferate around the globe. It makes sense for Colgate to develop metrics to measure alumni engagement. After all, an engaged alumni body suggests demand for the intangibles behind the brand that is Colgate. High demand suggests perceived value, which can be monetized in the form of gifts of time and treasure. By engaging with Colgate, an alumnus is essentially “buying” into Colgate. But what exactly is being purchased? Personally, I equate my contributions to Colgate to the payment of my monthly Comcast bill. Both deliver “bundled benefits.” Where a single
the colgate connection: The advantages of Colgate extends beyond campus, but these benefits are dependent on alumni generosity and involvement.
payment to Comcast simultaneously delivers phone, cable and Internet services, investing in Colgate delivers countless rewards. For me, investing in Colgate is an investment in the preservation of friendships and memories, both old ones to be fostered and new ones to be formed. It means supporting a not-for-profit institution that represents much of what is important in life and in the world, an institution that will not survive without our support. It is an investment in the youth of today so that they may pursue their interests and passions and become the leaders of tomorrow. It means making a Colgate education accessible to more than just the wealthy. It means access to an influential network of more than 27,000 fellow alumni who will support my efforts to find a new job or advance an existing one. It means I may smile again and be proud when Colgate is once again listed near the top of the U.S. News rankings or when one of our Division I teams wins a game. An investment in Colgate is an investment in the future of our country. It helps preserve quality education in the United States so that we may continue to be leading innovators in business and technology, strengthen our economy and defend our freedoms against the spread of tyranny around the world. Call me sentimental, but when I see the block “C,” deep feelings are evoked that I want preserved for myself and for future generations. So, as Colgate’s advancement professionals seek to increase Colgate’s Alumni Engagement Index, please reflect on what engagement to Colgate means to you. You will not be disappointed. Go ’Gate!
Preparing for the Next Bubble By John Rapisardi Class of 2015
It has been five years since the start of the Great Recession, but a recent report from the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that the employment picture for recent college graduates remains grim. An estimated 284,000 Americans with college degrees worked minimum wage
jobs last year, which is 70 percent more than a decade ago and double that of 2007. Nationally, student debt has surmounted credit card debt, and if Congress does not act within the next few months, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans will automatically double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. As it stands today, student loan debt has ballooned to over one trillion
dollars; an entire generation is not saving or investing and is unable to pay off debts because of astronomical interest rates, amounting to what could become the sequel to the 2008 financial crisis. What does this have to do specifically with Colgate? A recent review of Colgate’s finances by Moody’s, a bond credit rating business, suggests that the greatest challenge to Colgate as an institution is not any curriculum
stressing over student loans: Government changes to fiscal policy could cause the interest rates on Stafford student loans to increase. This would make the burden of student loans – already astronomically high, in some cases – to become even harder to bear. www.tressugar.com
or policy issue but instead Colgate’s reliance on student charges (tuition, student fees, etc.) and investment income from Colgate’s endowment for revenue. These two sources of revenues make up a staggering 85 percent of Colgate’s operating revenues. Colgate has had recent fundraising successes such as the $400 million campaign spearheaded by former President Rebecca Chopp. But, in order to protect the quality of the Colgate education in the event of a crisis in the student debt markets, Colgate must boost its alumnigiving rate above its current 40 percent, close towards its 2003 high of 55 percent. A greater alumni-giving rate would bolster operating revenues and also help pay for significant capital expenditures, such as the recent campus master plan and financial aid initiatives. Colgate offers strong job prospects for graduates compared to other four-year universities, but the economic picture produced by the Great Recession could pose several problems to Colgate and other liberal arts institutions in the long term. If prospective students turn to larger universities for a more job-specific education,
liberal arts colleges and universities could face greater difficulties in drawing applicants. In order to protect operating revenues, the administration also ought to consider adjusting controversial social initiatives, as well as expanding popular pre-professional initiatives. A Colgate that engages better with alumni and a Colgate that better trains its students for the professional world will be a stronger Colgate in the face of any fiscal calamity. Rest assured, Colgate is unlikely to see a shortage of applicants due to its quality of instruction and institutional reputation. It is worth considering that Colgate students are also well paid compared to their liberal arts peers. A 2012 PayScale College Salary Report suggests that a Colgate education is a better investment than ever, as graduates earned a mid-career median income of $111,000. Colgate and other liberal arts institutions owe it to their students to evolve and meet the unique challenges created by the fiscal conditions of the 21st century economy. Contact John Rapisardi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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April 11, 2013
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AKFEST: The Resolutions, Locked and Loaded By Lee Tremblay Maroon-News Staff
In The Light Katie Rapp
By Annie McNamara Maroon-News Staff
Colgate’s vibrant student body, coupled with its peace and conflict studies (PCON) department, first attracted senior Katie Rapp to the University. Now, this Westchester, N.Y. native balances a concentration in PCON along with a highly decorated resumé, which includes hosting a WRCU show, several positions in Amnesty International, Gamma Phi Beta and the Student Conduct Board. She has also served as the President of The Pan-Hellenic Council and an intern for the Women’s Studies Department. Rapp was mainly attracted to the PCON department because of its professors. “They are just really willing to help their students,” Rapp said. She further explained that she particularly enjoyed the interdisciplinary aspect of the program – the ability to count religion, women’s studies and other departments’ courses towards her concentration was definitely a positive for Rapp. Outside the academic realm, Rapp has hosted a radio show, “Singer-Songwriters,” since the second semester of her first year. She explained the show currently plays mostly “folky songs.” Rapp continues her involvement on campus through her position as 2012 President of The Pan-Hellenic Council, which is the governing body of the sororities on campus. “My main role was to manage sorority affairs and also to enrich the female Greek population here,” Rapp said. She also planned the first-ever retreat for members of the executive boards of the three sororities. Further accomplishments include Rapp’s position as Community Outreach and Alumni Affairs intern for the Women’s Studies Department, a role she assumed in her final semester. Her interest was sparked during her summer job with the Eileen Fisher Foundation, where she has helped develop a high school leadership program for the past two summers. “I wanted to see how I could translate that interest back on campus,” Rapp said. Currently they are working on developing a similar program for college-age women, and Rapp planned the pilot program held at Colgate. “We had a day and a half with various activities on feminine leadership,” Rapp said. She will continue her involvement with the program and work with the group this fall to aid in the development of the college program. Rapp exclaimed that she would miss “everything” next year. “I’m going to miss having all my favorite people around me at all times,” Rapp said.
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The Resolutions (“Resos”) leaders, seniors Garrett Wilkes and Molly Frantzen, introduced their show as a “fantastic set with a bunch of Reso staples plus a bunch of new stuff ... all being videoed, so you can sing along.” That might seem like a lot to live up to, but they brought it and more. The opening number, a cover of “Youth” by Foxes, sung by junior Gabby Ambrosio, had the sound of a heartbeat keeping time thanks to the beats of the Resos (Wilkes and senior Evan Weissblum). It went perfectly with the beautifully rendered lyrics: “And as we cross the line these fading beats have all been severed/Don’t tell me our youth is running out/It’s only just begun.” Dubstep covers didn’t end there; possibly the highlight of the night, was a cover of “Too Close” by Alex Clare, which, in place of electronic riffs, had complex harmonies and even plain silence.
Bouncin’ Around the room: The Resolutions brought their audience to its feet with their rousing set.
The arrangement, sung by first-year Kevin Yappola, improved on the original, with its replacement of guitar and xylophone with interesting backup harmonies. This isn’t to say the oldies weren’t just as good. First-year Melanie Silverman nailed Regina Spektor’s “Samson;” the background for the arrangement was a fresh take on an already incredible song. “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper, was arranged by Reso alumnus Kevin Blank ’12. Performed by junior Josh Jackson with a shockingly good falsetto in place of the original whistling, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” was featured on the Resolutions’s last CD along with “Samson.” This means these two great Resos’ hits probably won’t be on their new CD, which is currently being recorded. “Look out for that on the horizon in Fall 2013,” Wilkes said of the CD’s release. The whole group was clearly excited to be onstage, singing and dancing together. Despite the classy “uniform” of tuxedos and black dresses, it was a night about having fun. Besides a few beat-boxing solos, new lyrics and multiple standing ovations from the audience, there was a 10-second, hands-only dance party in the middle of group song “Bouncing Round the Room” by Phish. It went nicely with the lyrics they added, “naptime ended once again,” appropriate for college students. There was only one disappointment all night. “Typically, every semester when we have new members, we have them do a skit – but we have no new members!” Wilkes said during the very short intermission. But it just meant there was more time for hits like the Resos’ hip hop mash-up of “Hey Ya” by Outkast, “No Scrubs” by TLC and “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child, among other songs, was performed by sophomore David Gildin, sophomore Rachel DiSalvo, first-year Jen Shelton and Weissblum. “Seven Bridges Road,” originally by Steve Young, was performed by first-year Kate van Scoter and junior Joshua Hair. The grand finale and send-off for Frantzen was another oldie, “Operator” by The Manhattan Transfer, which she led and used to thank the audience. “It’s going to be hard for me to say goodbye,” Frantzen said. It was hard for the audience, too. Contact Lee Tremblay at email@example.com.
Poetry Series Closes with Armenian Author Greg Djanikian By Leah Robinson Maroon-News Staff
Greg Djanikian, who was greeted by loud applause in the Lawrence Hall’s Ho Lecture Room, is famous for his focus on the way in which the Armenian genocide impacted the poet’s family and cultural heritage as well as its effect on his own life of migration first to Egypt and then to America. Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor in Humanities, Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing Peter Balakian introduced the third and final poet to visit Colgate in conjunction with the 2013 Spring Poetry Series Wednesday, April 3. Balakian, whose work also uses familial history to examine the Armenian genocide and cross-cultural exploration, introduced Djanikian’s prose and poetry as “electric energy” and able to “bring sight to insight.” Djanikian, thanking the crowd of students and faculty for their attendance, explained that he writes to “give those who died without the power to share their stories the ability to live within his works.” Djanikian’s five books of poems draw inspiration from his childhood in Alexandria, Egypt where he was influenced by grandparents who had fled the violence in Armenia during the early twentieth century. His poetry’s descriptions of diaspora and American nostalgia weave together comedy, grief and dislocation as they attempt to come to terms with genocide and its repercussions on a nation. Djanikian’s collections of poetry, “The Man in
the Middle,” “Falling Deeply in America,” “About Distance,” “Years Later,” and “So I Will Till the Ground” have appeared in numerous journals including “The American Poetry Review,” “Boulevard,” “The Georgia Review,” “Iowa Review,” “Poetry” and “The Southern Review,” as well as in many anthologies. The acclaimed poet currently directs the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Reading from his most recent work, “So I Will Till the Ground,” Djanikian explained that the writing process for this book of poetry “consumed him” as he struggled to grasp the necessary language to write about the enormity and violence of genocide. The author’s poems addressed a range of compelling and distressing topics, including the dangerous roads taken by deported families, the impossibility of understanding inhumane actions and the feelings of revulsion engendered by gruesome accounts of genocide. Djanikian also discussed more positive topics, such as his family’s movement through Armenia, Alexandria and America, in the poems, “Pyramids of Giza” and “Alexandria: the City of Languages.” Both poems, which took place around 1955, describe the author as a young boy who is enchanted by stories of American vacuum cleaners and New York autumn leaves as well as the familiar, luscious smells and sounds of his youth in Cairo. Describing his family’s Armenian rituals in their home in Egypt, such as the unrolling of rugs in the fall and listening
to his grandfather’s stories while bathing, Djanikian balanced his own memories with the silence of Armenian genocide victims. However, Djanikian expertly weaves these echoes of a lost people with the comforts and growing pains that accompanied his own, new life in America to create a portrait of his past and future life. From an encounter with a January blizzard in “First Winter in America” to a description of a teenage sexual experience with a first girlfriend during Neil Armstrong’s moon landing, Djanikian’s poetry successfully explores how a person molds their own identity with the “weight of genealogy and blood” pushing against them. Contact Leah Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Colgate Couture : How to Do Festival Fashion Alexis Manrodt Maroon-News Staff
One of the best things about warm weather is all of the music festivals that start up in the spring and summer months. Though the fashion sensibility varies slightly per event, it seems like a lot of festival-goers try to recreate the flower-child vibe of Woodstock, a general festival aesthetic that can be described as gypsy-hipster-pirate chic. Stores and e-boutiques like Free People, Wasteland, Threadsence and Urban Outfitters all currently offer festival-ready look books to help you get inspired. Whether you’re going to Coachella, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork or just taking part in Spring Party Weekend, get in style with festival fashion essentials. Faced with the prospect of spending hours in the sun to see various bands and musicians, it is obvious that items like shorts should be implemented heavily into your wardrobe. But don’t just settle for your old denim cut-offs! Get weird and wild in a variety of printed, multicolored or spiked shorts. As part of a special capsule collection of festival-inspired fashions, Forever 21 offers colorful Serape pattern shorts, two-tone denim cutoffs and pale blue shorts featuring palm trees and pink clouds – all under $20. Pair with a graphic muscle tee or eyelet top for maximum hippie appeal. Equally popular at festivals are breezy maxi skirts in chiffon, crochet and lace. Stretch the outfit’s potential by wearing your maxi as a skirt one day and belting it as a dress the next day.
A common mistake made by festival firsttimers is to wear a cute pair of shoes to the shows. But since overzealous fans inevitably stepping on your toes makes wearing sandals impossible and the grassy set-up will cause the downfall of anyone who dares to wear wedges or heels, it is best to stick with a sturdy pair of boots or stylish sneakers like classic Chuck Taylor Converses. With all these simple pieces that make up the basic festival outfit, the dose of whimsy and weirdness that festival fashion is known for comes from the accessories. Always popular at events like Coachella is the hippie-favorite flower crown, though it is up to you to choose whether to wear real wild flowers in your hair or go the fauxflower route with a wreath purchased from any number of websites like Urban Outfitters or ASOS. If flowers aren’t your thing, opt for a wide-brimmed floppy hat or tie a scarf into a front-knot turband style for a similar boho vibe. Add fun extras to your look like decorating your face with stick-on jewels or star-shaped stickers, or adorning your hands and feet with henna ink designs. Load up on large stone rings to wear on every finger and, when you run out of fingers, wear thin midi rings on your knuckles! Layer necklaces, wear oversized earrings and stack your arms with a variety of bangles, charm bracelets, cuffs and woven fabric friendship-style bracelets. The look should be haphazard but stylish – on the edge of being too much.
Allez, Cuisine! The Ultimate Egg Salad Sandwich
By Claire Littlefield and Emma Ellis Maroon-News Staff
When cooking for one person on a college student’s budget, it’s important to buy groceries carefully so that nothing goes to waste. A great way to do so is to build up a repertoire of recipes that use a few key versatile ingredients. That way, you don’t have to buy specialty items for each dish and then watch them go bad in the back of your fridge when you can’t find another use for them. Egg salad is an excellent recipe for this purpose, since it’s composed entirely of ingredients that can shine in many different combinations. Our favorite way to eat egg salad is to pair it with sliced tomato, cucumber and lettuce to make a great sandwich on a toasted English muffin. The cucumber is light, crisp and refreshing, a great counterpoint to the rich creaminess of the egg salad. And you can use the lettuce as a crunchy topper that makes an open-faced sandwich more manageable to eat without getting your hands dirty. Altogether, this is a simple, practical meal that can be the high point of your afternoon. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 4 eggs 1/2 stalk of celery 3 Tbsp mayonnaise 1/2 tsp mustard Salt Pepper Toasted English muffin Sliced tomato Sliced cucumber Lettuce Process: Hard-boiling Eggs 1. Place your eggs in a small pot and fill the pot with cool water. Starting with cool water helps prevent the eggshells cracking. 2. Bring the water to a boil, then remove the pot from the heat and cover it. Let it stand for 15 minutes. 3. When the 15 minutes are up, remove the eggs from the pot and submerge them in a bowl of
ice water. This will stop the cooking process, make the eggs easier to peel and ensure that your egg salad isn’t strangely warm. 4. Peel the eggs. Like boiling them, this is less simple than you might think. To peel the eggs without frustration, crack the shell at both ends and then roll the egg between your palm and a hard surface until the entire shell is cracked. The shell should then come off easily, especially if you start on the broad end of the egg where the air pocket is. Making Egg Salad 1. Dice the eggs and the celery. 2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the eggs, celery, mayonnaise and mustard. We recommend adding the mayonnaise one spoonful at a time until you reach your desired level of creaminess. 3. Add salt and pepper to taste. You may also want to make any last minute adjustments to the mayo and mustard at this point. 4. You’re basically done! All you have to do is assemble the sandwich. Add as much lettuce, tomato and cucumber as you want to add a little bit of crunch and freshness. Bonus Points: To kick things up another notch, slice up some pimento olives and mix them in with your egg salad. Their salty tang really amps up the sandwich’s flavor, and their subtle chewyness contrasts nicely with the rest of this crisp/creamy sandwich. Contact Claire Littlefield at email@example.com and Emma Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Though the classic Aviator and Wayfarer-style sunglasses are always fashion favorites, try other eyeglass trends like mirrored lens or rounded John Lennon-ish frames to stand out in the crowd. A helpful tip I’ve learned from my many festival experiences is to pack a large, lightweight scarf in your bag to help shade from the sun and double as something to sit on during shows. The fun of festival fashion is that anything goes, so take these suggestions and go crazy with them. Create a flower-child look that is all your own. I look forward to seeing all the wild fashions for SPW. Contact Alexis Manrodt at email@example.com.
Your Week in Preview
By Lauren Casella Maroon-News Staff
Film Screening: Girl Rising The Colgate Entertainment Group along with the Film and Media Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies and Women’s Studies departments present a film screening of “GIRL RISING,” followed by a Q&A session with the Senior Producer of the 10x10 campaign intended to educate women. The screening will be held this Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Theater. The film tells the inspiring stories of nine girls from nine different countries and showcases the ability of education to shape the world and gender relations for the better. Don’t miss this screening.
The Threepenny Opera
Questions on the Quad By Quincey Spagnoletti Senior Photgraphy Editor
What are you most excited about doing now that the weather is getting nice? “Reading out on the quad.” -Elizabeth Marino ’16
“Laying on my hammock outside.” -Jess Halter ’13
University Theater presents its bi-annual show, “The Threepenny Opera,” a musical inspired by John Gay’s “Beggar’s Opera.” Performances will be held April 10-13 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. in Brehmer Theater. The show is a satire of bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. It portrays a society at the height of opulence and in the midst of chaos. The performances are bound to be incredible – head out to support the University Theater this week.
spring a cappella showcases Friday, April 12, the Colgate Thirteen and the Swinging ’Gates will be featured in their annual spring semester Jamboree Concert. The concert will be held in the Memorial Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Tickets will be $5 and available for purchase at the door. The Dischords will also be performing at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 in the Chapel. Admission is free. Bring your family during Spring Family Weekend or come with some friends and enjoy the excellent a cappella performances.
HDRnB @ DU! “Laying out on the lawn and reading.” -Fareeza Islam ’14 “Getting to go outside more and being able to do homework on the quad.” -Liz Pape ’16 “Breaking out the nice outfits.” -Kristen Hawley ’15 All photos by Quincey Spagnoletti. Contact Quincey Spagnoletti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Broad Street Records, in association with Delta Upsilon Fraternity, WRCU, SCOPE and Cushman House, present a night of funk and jazz at DU (66 Broad St) this Friday, April 12. Student band, No Standards, will be the opening act at 9 p.m., followed by HDRnB performing at 10 p.m.. Donations will be accepted at the door and will benefit the Hamilton Center for the Arts.
Live Music: Rabbit in the RyE CD RELEASE PARTY Saturday, April 13, Rabbit in the Rye will be performing at The Barge Canal Coffee Co. from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The band is a dynamic folk-rock trio that has gained a large following. Connecticutbased band, Kindred Queer, will be performing as the opening act. Be sure to come by and indulge in some wonderful music and a great cup of coffee. Contact Lauren Casella at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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April 11, 2013
By Christiane Olivero Maroon-News Staff
In an effort to promote spontaneous self-expression, junior Karl Jackson organized Colgate’s first “lounge.” night. Hosted at the 1934 House on April 6, lounge. provided a space and opportunity for Colgate students to sing, recite poetry and draw in a friendly community without fear of being judged. In the main room, the walls were taped over with white paper, creating a large canvas on which attendees could draw. At the end of the night, the walls were filled with every doodle imaginable. The drawings ranged from sketches of Pooh Bear or Japanese emoticons to detailed drawings of Mickey Mouse, and even a 3-D picture. On one wall there was an intricate picture of a worm with a face like a man who wore a tie around his neck and had a ghost coming out of his head, while on a nearby wall there was a sketch of a serpent-like dragon. Some people wrote messages on the wall, such as the inspiring C.S. Lewis quote, “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” And tucked into another corner someone scrawled a few lines from the punk-rock song “The Bridge” by Pentimento: “All we are is blood and bones and sometimes a soul.” In one darkened room, student-made films played on loop, while a few microphones were set up in another room so
anyone could perform music or poetry. This was by far the most crowded room in the house, and the level of musical talent exhibited by the students was truly inspiring. First-year Quincy Pierce sang “Pumped up Kicks” by Foster the People and “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver, while playing the ukulele. Her enthusiasm and song choice had people singing along under their breath and even sparked some spontaneous harmonies from senior Caitlin Grossjung. Grossjung followed Pierce in what she announced was her very last performance at Colgate. She sang two original songs and was accompanied by first-year Dylan Giustra on the saxophone. The combination of guitar and saxophone mesmerized the audience and lifted her songs to a whole new level of musicality. Alumna Christie Flemming performed a newly-written song and impressed the audience with her beautiful voice. She was later joined by her boyfriend Brad Bensko in a cover of Elvis Presley’s “Trying to Get to You.” Following Flemming, seniors Chris Butler and Ben Diamond performed a cover of Elliott Smith’s “Angel in the Snow” as well as an original song about carrying on after “all you thought you knew got lost.” Later, Jackson himself picked up his guitar and entertained the group with a few songs. He sang a cover of “Voodoo” by Frank Ocean and a heartfelt version of “Your Love is King” by Sade, which he dedicated to a friend with whom he had once danced to the song. He was then joined by Giustra to perform an original song, which involved a call-and-response between his voice and the saxophone. After the recitation of a few original poems, the relaxed performance came to an end and people started to move into the graffiti room to draw on the walls. Even as people began to leave, a group of people exploded into an impromptu a cappella version of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Overall, lounge. was a fun and friendly night that really gave students a chance to express themselves artistically. Contact Christiane Olivero at email@example.com.
13 Beats of the Week By Jackson Leeds
By Annie McKay Maroon-News Staff
America’s favorite country stars showed off their many talents this past weekend at one of country music’s biggest nights of the year. CBS aired the 48th Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The night was full of great performances from some of country’s biggest stars, including Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Jewel and Tim McGraw. Other performances from non-country artists included Stevie Wonder, John Mayer and Kelly Clarkson. Miranda Lambert was the night’s biggest winner, receiving an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year and Single Record of the Year for her smash hit “Over You,” which she co-wrote with husband and fellow country music star Blake Shelton. The song alone has won six other awards, including Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year at the 2012 ACM Awards, Single by a Female Artist and Music Video by a Female Artist at the 2012 American Country Awards and Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year at the 2012 Country Music Television Awards. It was also sung by last year’s “The Voice” winner Cassadee Pope, and is credited for winning her the show. The song, written about Shelton’s older brother who died in a car accident, is a heart-wrenching and beautifully written song, one truly deserving of all the praise it has received. Lambert also took home the award for top female vocalist for the third year in a row. Lambert got emotional as she was clearly surprised by her win, due to being nominated alongside some of country’s most amazing female singers, including Carrie Underwood. “I for sure thought Carrie had it this year and she damn well deserves it,” Lambert said. Underwood was not ignored during the awards, however. Though she was unable to take home any ACMs, she performed her single “Two Black Cadillacs” flawlessly, delivering one of the best performances of the night. By far the most touching moment of the night was Luke Bryan’s win for the coveted, most
important award of the night, Entertainer of the Year. Bryan was up against some stiff competition, as he was nominated alongside Lambert, Shelton, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift, four of country’s biggest stars. It was by far the biggest upset of the night, as Bryan is a relative newcomer compared to his nominees, and no one appeared more shocked than Bryan himself. Other winners of the night included Jason Aldean for Top Male Vocalist and Eric Church, whose album “Chief” won Album of the Year. The final notable aspect of these awards was the shut-out of Taylor Swift, who didn’t win in any of the four categories in which she was nominated. Viewers got to witness a couple of genuinely shocked Swift faces, when she lost for both Top Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year. Swift was still able to stand out, as audiences got to witness her extremely awkward dancing to Stevie Wonder as he closed out the show. This year’s ACMs really showcased how closeknit this group of country artists has become. Numerous artists cried tears of joy for Bryan when he won, including Lambert and Shelton. “I’m so thankful for being in this genre of country music,” Lambert said in her acceptance speech for Song of the Year. “Every single time someone’s nominated, I just cheer, because I love everyone to death.” Contact Annie McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. “Unorthodox (Produced by DJ Premier)” by Joey Bada$$ Some may complain that the beat sounds recycled, but even so Joey’s rhymes stand out. 7. “Didn’t I” by Darondo This is a great soul track with a nice guitar riff and vocal harmony reminiscent of The Temptations or Marvin Gaye. 8. “Who Want Some” by T.I. This is one of the better tracks off of T.I.’s relatively recent album “Trouble Man.”
1. “Yay Yay” by Schoolboy Q This upcoming single off the Los Angeles rapper’s upcoming album “Oxymoron” is catchy, gritty and well-produced. 2. “Trap Sh*t V9” by UZ UZ is one of the best producers in trap right now, and this is one of his most dynamic tracks. 3. “Brothers” by Kid Cudi feat. A$AP Rocky and King Chip This song is one of many that Cudi has recently released, all of which show that he is returning to real rap, and his fans couldn’t be happier. 4. “Acrylics” by TNGHT Hudson Mohawke and Lunice have produced another massive anthem, landing somewhere between trap and electro. TNGHT will be performing at music festivals all over this summer, so be sure to catch them. 5. “Take A Fall For Me” by James Blake feat. RZA This track is an enticing hybrid of beautiful production and the RZA’s artful poetry, making it stand out on Blake’s recently released album “Overgrown.”
9. “Porcelain” by Moby It is hard to forget the first line of this ambient classic: “In my dreams, I’m dying all the time, then I awake, a kaleidoscopic mind.” 10. “Bimmer” by Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean This is technically only a third of a three-part song, but in these few minutes Tyler and Frank Ocean have struck gold. 11. “Limbo Jazz” by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane This is great music for studying or hanging out by the pool. 12. “Mesmorized” by Wiz Khalifa This is a gem from a few years ago off of Wiz’s best mixtape “Kush and Orange Juice.” It exemplifies his great ear for beats, which is evident throughout the whole tape. 13. “Karate Chop” by Future Future is quickly becoming one of the biggest artists in rap. This song will drill itself into your brain. Contact Jackson Leeds at email@example.com.
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Women’s Lacrosse Crushes Delaware State 14-2 By Annie Schein Sports Editor
The Colgate women’s lacrosse team handily defeated the Delaware State Hornets 14-2 while on the road in Dover, Del. last weekend. This was the team’s final non-conference game of the season. Sophomore midfielder Megan Ark led the team with a hat trick and three assists, totaling six points for the Raiders. Sophomore defender Jenna Frost also made a big impact on both the defensive and offensive ends, scoring a career-high two goals, causing three turnovers and tallying two ground balls. First-year attacker Emily
Peebles and first-year midfielder Kristen Norden also got on the board for Colgate, scoring two and one goals, respectively. While sophomore goalie Jennie Berglin started the game, junior goalie Hanna Longwell saw some action on the field, playing 48 minutes of the game and stopping four shots. The Raiders had a huge first half, scoring 10 of their 14 goals. The team got on the board quickly with goals from senior midfielder Amanda O’Sullivan and senior attacker Kate Sheridan in the first two minutes. Delaware responded, cutting their deficit in half after a goal in the first five minutes. Colgate then had a 15-minute scoring streak. Starting with two tallies from Peebles, the Raiders managed to score
six goals in a row, bringing the score to 8-1. Three of Ark’s six points came from this run, along with goals from Frost, sophomore midfielder Abby Valentino and first-year attacker Kallan Murray. These were Valentino’s and Frost’s first goals of the season. A Delaware goal with under seven minutes remaining ended Colgate’s streak, but the Hornets still faced a six-goal deficit. With some momentum from their scoring streak still left, Colgate tallied two more goals before the end of the half, one from senior midfielder Quincey Spagnoletti and one from Norden. The second half was not as exciting as their first, as no goals were scored in the first 15 minutes. Ark finally fired a successful shot to make the score
11-2, followed by Frost who increased the Hornet’s deficit to 10 goals. First-year attacker Taylor Fischer and Ark scored the final two goals of the game, bringing the final score to 14-2. Colgate saw 10 goal-scorers during this decisive victory. “Great to have 10 different goal scorers,” head coach Heather Young said. “Good to see some of our defenders handling the ball more on offense.” The Raiders are back at Patriot League play this weekend as they face No. 12 Navy in Annapolis, Md. on Saturday, April 13. The team will be battling for one of the three spots remaining in the Patriot League Tournament. Contact Annie Schein at email@example.com.
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Softball Wins Three Straight Games Agaisnt Bucknell By Catherine Lewis Maroon-News Staff
The Colgate softball team went 3-1 against Bucknell in their first home weekend of Patriot League play. The Raiders split Saturday’s doubleheader with a 7-0 loss and a 3-2 win. The win came on an eighthinning RBI hit by senior Natalie Siedhof. On Saturday, junior Haley Fleming led the Raiders behind the plate. Fleming went four-for-six throughout the two games. Junior Jennifer Martin also played well for the Raiders in Saturday’s doubleheader, going three-for-five with a homerun. The Raiders really came together on Sunday to put forth two great performances, earning two wins with final scores of 4-2 and 8-5. In the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, first-year pitcher Brigit Ieuter went all seven innings. Ieuter gave up seven hits and two runs, while striking out four batters. Bucknell jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first inning. Colgate cut the Bison advantage down to one run at 2-1 in the bottom of the second, when Martin doubled to left center, bringing senior Emmie Dolfi home. During the Raiders next at-bat in the bottom of the third, Dolfi cracked one to deep center field for a momentum changing two-run homer, bringing Fleming home. Senior Alana Dyson led off the fifth inning with a single up the middle and then advanced to third following an error. The Raiders finished out their scoring in the bottom of the fifth when Dyson reached home on a ground out by firstyear Mariel Schlaefer. The Bison were unable to recover in the remaining innings and the Raiders finished their first game on Sunday with a 4-2 win. The Bison started off the second Sunday
game taking the 1-0 lead off a single through the left side. Bucknell added to their total in the top of the fourth with three runs, putting the Raiders down 4-0. Despite being down four runs, the team showed tremendous resilience as they answered with seven big runs in the bottom half of the inning to take the 7-4 lead. The tremendous comeback was due largely to first-year Mariel Schlaefer. She hit her fifth home run of the season and first career grand slam, pushing the Raiders ahead. The grand slam put Schlaefer atop the team with five home runs and 19 RBIs, a notable feat for a first-year. Junior Jennifer Martin earned a walk to start the next inning and Siedhof advanced her to second by singling to the left side. Next, junior Tera Vaughn was walked, which ultimately loaded the bases. Sophomore Kate Zucker then grounded out to second, running in Martin for the Raiders first tally of the inning. First-year Marisa Dowling hit a single after that, which allowed Siedhof to reach home. Dyson reached first on an error, scoring another Colgate run to pull the Raiders to within one at 4-3. Once again, Fleming loaded the bases after she hit a single to right field. During the next at bat, Schlaefer delivered the finishing touches to the rallyinning with a bomb to center field that brought all three runners home. Firstyear Megan Carnase came in to relieve senior Courtney O’Connell in the top of the fifth and pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning for her second save of the year. O’Connell went four innings, giving up seven hits and four runs. “We had two great team wins [Sunday] with a lot of people contributing at key moments. It was nice to see our offense support our pitchers today and Mariel’s
HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT: Despite a tough loss in thier first game against Bucknell, Colgate showed strongly throughout the rest of the weekend’s league play. grand slam was definitely a highlight on the day. Every game is competitive in this conference and I’m really happy with how this team bounced back after our loss in the first game of the four-game series,” head coach Melissa Finley said. The Raiders moved to 5-3 in Patriot
League after their two wins on Sunday. The women look to improve their record next weekend when they travel to Holy Cross for another two-day doubleheader against the Crusaders. Contact Catherine Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Tennis 0-2 in Weekend, 1-3 in Patriot League By Matt Washuta Maroon-News Staff
The Colgate men’s tennis team faced two Patriot League opponents, the Bucknell Bison and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, in this weekend’s action. On Saturday, the Raiders hosted Bucknell at Turning Stone Resort and struggled, losing 5-2. Lehigh also fought hard against Colgate, winning 6-1 on Sunday. Two Raiders demonstrated their resilience against seemingly unflappable Bucknell Bison opponents. Junior Luke Gensburg and sophomore Alan Pleat kept Bucknell from sweeping the Raiders with their dominant match play. Gensburg started out strong against Bucknell first-year Nick Bybel taking the first set 6-3. But Bybel wouldn’t relent and as he avenged the first set defeat with a dominant 6-1 victory to take the second set. Gensburg wouldn’t let Bybel steal the show in the third set and set out to defeat the first-year, ultimately winning in decisive fashion taking the third set 6-1. Pleat demonstrated great resolve against a tough opponent in Bucknell junior Kyle Rosen. Pleat lost
A SWING AND A MISS: The Colgate Raiders struggled to defeat the Bucknell Bison and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, despite some strong individual performances. Bob Cornell
a well fought first set by a narrow margin of 7-6, but he did not allow Rosen to use that momentum from to secure a quick victory in the second set. Pleat battled Rosen for each set point as the two fought ferociously throughout the second set. Pleat would ultimately secure
a tough 6-4 victory to claim the second set and force a third set to decide the victor. The third set proved to be a thriller as both Pleat and Rosen matched each other point for point, forcing the tiebreaker. Pleat ultimately left the court with a thrilling 10-5 tiebreaker
victory in the third set, thereby winning Colgate’s second matchup. Bucknell’s other players bested the Raiders giving the Bison a team victory, despite Gensburg’s and Pleat’s strong individual performances. Lehigh posed great challenges for the Raiders as the Mountain Hawks presented phenomenal players on all
fronts. Still, the Raiders gave Lehigh a fight as no match was won without players battling for each set point. Pleat shined once again against Lehigh senior Andrew Krentz, ultimately securing an 8-7 proset victory. Others, despite their best efforts, struggled to leave Turning Stone Resort with a win against the Mountain Hawks. Lehigh stole the show, winning the other five singles matches and swept the doubles matches. Gensburg tried to damper Lehigh junior Mark Goldberg’s strong start winning the second set in dominant fashion by a 6-2 margin, but he was unable to secure a victory in the third set, ultimately ending with a loss. Lehigh senior Matt Savran had difficulty securing a win against Colgate freshman Nick Laub; the first set ended in a tiebreaker with 7-5 Lehigh victory. Laub also gave Savran a tough time in the second set losing by a narrow margin of 6-4. Colgate’s next match will be Senior Day on Saturday at home. The Raiders will honor the many seniors on the roster and will also look to defeat the Army Black Knights, who are undefeated in conference play thus far. Contact Matt Washuta at email@example.com.
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Women’s Tennis Finds Stride After Loss Athlete Spotlight: L G ‘14 Raiders Beat Lehigh on Senior Day uke
By Liza Sawyer Maroon-News Staff
Women’s tennis had another weekend of mixed results. They took on Bucknell on Saturday and Lehigh on Sunday, both at the Turning Stone Resort, in Verona, N.Y. The Colgate-Bucknell matchup was a tough loss for the Raiders. The women lost by just one point in a close 3-4 competition. Colgate started the day with a doubles point loss, with only duo junior Alex Petrini and first-year Lexi Lazares claiming a win against their Bucknell opposition. In singles play, however, the women were more successful, almost securing the win. Still, the Bucknell Bison took the first and second spots by defeating junior Kelsey Shea in the top spot, and Petrini in the second. Sophomore Kelsey Wanheinen got Colgate the first win of the day in the third spot, defeating her Bison opponent 6-1, 6-3. First-year
Jennifer Ho followed her teammate Wanheinen’s lead, and secured a fourth spot win, beating her competition after a three-set battle 6-4, 5-7, 6-1. Senior Merideth Rock took the fifth spot, crushing her adversary 6-3, 6-4. Unfortunately, after much effort, first-year Katie Grant relinquished the sixth spot match to her Bucknell opponent in an incredibly close 5-7, 6-7 match. Sunday was Senior Day against Lehigh, and the women came out guns ablazing, ready to claim a win for their four-year veterans. They started the day with a doubles point win, already an improvement from the day before. Partners Shea and Rock did not win their match in the top doubles spot, but their teammates pulled through in the other two matches. Petrini and Lazares had an extremely close match against their Lehigh adversaries, eventually coming out on the better side of a 9-8 win. Ho and senior Jackie Finn also earned a win with an 8-3 success in the third doubles spot.
Although they let the first two singles matches slide in Lehigh’s favor, the women soon proved that they came to play. Wanheinen defeated her competition in a 6-3, 6-1 victory in the third position, and Ho conquered her opposition 6-3, 6-0 in the fourth spot. Rock and Grant rounded out the team’s win with dual-triumphs in the fifth and sixth spots, 6-2, 6-4 and 6-2, 6-1 respectively. “This was a huge conference win on senior day for our ladies, especially Merideth and Jackie. It was a great accomplishment to have double-digit wins and finish strong,” coach Bobby Pennington said. “These women left it all on the court this weekend.” It’s been a great season for Raider tennis thus far. The women stand with a 10-5 record with a few matches left. Next week, they will take on SUNY Cortland at home in a non-league contest. Liza Sawyer Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hometown: Glencoe, Ill. Concentration: Political Science Why Luke? Luke plays first singles for the men’s tennis team and has been making a huge impact on the team since he was a first-year. He has an incredible record in both singles and doubles. MN: How does it feel to have earned the first singles position? LG: Playing first singles every match of my career has been an awesome experience. I know going into every match that I will be playing a high-level opponent, regardless of the school, which means I have to be incredibly focused every time I step onto the court. Additionally, playing first singles has given me the opportunity to have a leadership role on our team which I relish, especially now as an upperclassmen. MN: You started out your Colgate tennis career amazingly, winning rookie of the year and have seen great success from then on. How do you hope to advance even further next year as a senior? LG: I have some lofty goals for my senior year. In terms of individual goals, I hope to win Patriot League Player of the Year and qualify for the NCAA tournament as an individual. For the team my goals are the same: To win a Patriot League Tournament Title and go to the NCAA tournament. Additionally, I would like to beat Bucknell as a team at least once before I leave Colgate. MN: How do team trips like the one you took to Puerto Rico impact the team? LG: The spring break trip to Puerto Rico was a huge boost to our team this season. It gave us the opportunity to play tennis as much as we wanted in beautiful weather, which allowed us to work out some different things in our games, as well as work on our conditioning. Additionally, the trip really brought the team closer together. After playing tennis, hanging out, and enjoying the beach for a week together, the team was as cohesive as ever. We also played some high-quality competition and more than held our own against teams used to playing outdoors, which should only help us as we get deeper into the season. MN: What has been your proudest moment of Colgate tennis? LG: My proudest moment of my Colgate tennis career has been winning the Patriot League Rookie of the Year Award, as well as being a member of the All-Patriot League First Team my first two seasons. In terms of the proudest team moment, it would have to be crushing St. Bonaventure last year at home outside, which felt even better considering we lost to them our freshman year. I hope to add some proud team moments this year as well, and have no doubt we can win the Patriot League Tournament. Winning the tournament this year would be especially sweet as we are hosting it here at Colgate. Interview by Belle Stepien
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The Maroon-News Pop Culture Grid Get to Know Your ’Gate Athletes ... Sort of Would you Best Pregame
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texting or facebook?
Team candy binge before every home game.
Do I have to choose?
Now that it’s warming up, I’m going to...
Get a terrible goggle tan!
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Concentration: Neuroscience Minor: SOAN
What would you do for a Klondike bar?
Probably nothing, but if a Maxwell’s “Ultimate” milkshake was up for grabs...
What’s your spirit animal?
Emily Speck ‘14 Women’s Lacrosse
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Exactly half of what I would be A Golden Retiever willing to do for two Klondike bars.
Aaron Darr ‘14 Men’s Lacrosse
Elle Lichter ‘16 Women’s Rowing
I would do most My teammate’s Would have to opt Cry tears of joy that anything for food zebra pillow pet. Banana and peanut out and choose we can get out of Econ and French in general. Probably Motivational, yet butter and a hard death if I was ever the erg room and pretty unspeakable inviting and cuddly boiled egg in that position. onto the water. things for a at the same time. Klondike bar. Athletic Communications
Men’s Lacrosse Faces Setbacks, Falls to Lehigh By Spencer Serling Maroon-News Staff
Despite their best efforts, the Raiders fell this past weekend to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks at Goodman Stadium in Bethlehem, Pa. with a score of 13-10. The loss dropped the Raiders record to 7-4 on the season and 2-2 in Patriot League play. The Raiders knew they would need to come out and play one of their best games of the season when battling Lehigh, the Patriot League favorite. Within the first five minutes, the Mountain Hawks had picked up two quick goals, one with a man-advantage. With just over six minutes to play, sophomore Ryan Walsh continued his fantastic season, scoring for the Raiders and cutting Lehigh’s early lead. After another man-advantage goal by the Mountain Hawks, junior Brendon McCann and senior Connor Brown added goals within a minute and a half of each other to tie the game back up at three-all. Yet, the Mountain Hawks scored again with one second left in the quarter, regaining the lead. Within 20 seconds of the start of the second quarter, senior Peter Baum got on the board for the first time in the game off an assist from senior face-off specialist Robert Grabher. After another Walsh goal, Baum scored off an assist from first-year Eric Foote. The Raiders had overcome the early Lehigh lead and secured a 6-4 lead. However, the Mountain Hawks finished the second quarter strong, scoring three times in the last 11 minutes while holding the Raiders scoreless. The Mountain Hawks carried a 7-6 lead going into the break after a very turbulent first half for both teams. One minute into the third quarter, Walsh
added his third goal of the game to tie the game back up at seven-all. On another manup opportunity, the Mountain Hawks took advantage and regained the lead with a score of 8-7. With just under two and a half minutes remaining in the quarter, Baum added his third of the game off an assist from Walsh to tie the game up at eight-all going into the fourth quarter. As the fourth quarter began, the Raiders began to slip, playing sloppily – they were called for four penalties – and losing their neck-inneck position with the Mountain Hawks. The first Colgate penalty led to a Mountain Hawk goal just over two minutes into the quarter giving the lead back to the Mountain Hawks. Just 20 seconds, later junior Jimmy Ryan tied the game back up at nine-all. Over the next six minutes, the Mountain Hawks scored three times, with the help of one man-advantage goal and some Raider turnovers that occurred in the final frame. Baum added his fourth goal of the game off an assist from senior Matt Baker with five minutes to play. The Mountain Hawks scored one final man-advantage goal with 45 seconds to play, to take the victory 13-10. At the end of the day, their turnovers and penalties led to the Raiders’ downfall. On eight opportunities with a manadvantage, the Mountain Hawks converted on six, while nine of the 12 turnovers that the Raiders committed came in the second half. This was not enough to overcome Baum’s four goals, raising his season total to 30, and Walsh’s three goals, raising his season total to 28. The Raiders travel back to Pennsylvania next weekend to take on the Lafayette Leopards on Saturday at 4:30. Contact Spencer Serling at email@example.com.
NO HARM, NO FOUL?: The Raiders were tied with Lehigh for the majority of the contest, but were called for penalties and caused turnovers in the fourth quarter, resulting in a loss. gocolgateraiders.com
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SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS Patriot League Standings Men’s Lacrosse Team League Overall Bucknell 4-0 10-2 Lehigh 4-0 8-4 Army 2-2 6-4 Colgate 2-2 7-4 Holy Cross 2-3 6-5 Navy 1-4 3-8 Lafayette 0-4 3-8
Women’s Lacrosse Team League Overall Navy 4-0 13-1 American 4-0 6-7 Holy Cross 2-2 5-8 Lafayette 2-2 8-6 Colgate 2-2 7-6 Lehigh 1-4 3-10 Bucknell 0-5 2-11
Raider Action: This Weekend Saturday: 12:00 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Army 12:00 p.m. Softball @ Holy Cross 2:00 p.m. Softball @ Holy Cross 4:30 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse @ Lafayette 5:00 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse @ Navy Sunday: 12:00 p.m. Softball @ Holy Cross 2:00 p.m. Softball @ Holy Cross
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Men’s Tennis Team League Overall Army 4-0 13-5 Lehigh 3-1 14-4 Navy 2-1 14-10 Bucknell 1-1 11-6 Colgate 1-3 7-9 Lafayette 1-3 5-8 Holy Cross 0-3 0-8
Women’s Tennis Team League Overall Army 5-0 18-4 Navy 2-1 19-4 Bucknell 1-1 6-10 Colgate 2-2 10-4 Lehigh 1-2 4-12 Lafayette 0-2 4-5 Holy Cross 0-2 2-4
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Raider Results: Last Week Men’s Lacrosse: Lehigh 13, Colgate 10 Women’s Lacrosse: Colgate 14, Delaware State 2 Softball: Bucknell 7, Colgate 0; Colgate 3, Bucknell 2; Colgate 4, Bucknell 2; Colgate 8, Bucknell 5 Men’s Tennis: Bucknell 5, Colgate 2; Lehigh 6, Colgate 1 Women’s Tennis: Bucknell 4, Colgate 3; Colgate 5, Lehigh 2
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NBA Playoff Contenders By Dylan Pulver
Los Angeles Clippers: The Clippers have a long way to go if they want to catch up to the Lakers’ titles, but having one banner to hang up on the Staples Center’s rafters is not bad at all, right? Chris Paul has led a former laughingstock of the NBA to its first championship, and the former Wake Forest player can now move up from being considered one of today’s best point guards to one of the NBA’s best point guards ever. In addition, Blake Griffin will be seen as one of the league’s most dominant bigs, as opposed to just a one-man dunk show and an overrated overall player.
In today’s NBA league, there are the teams that will fare well in the Playoffs, there are the Finals contenders, and then there are the Miami Heat. While many suspect that the Heat, who recently won 27 games in a row, a record second only to the 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers’ 33-game winning streak, will go on to win the 2013 NBA Championship, the Heat are certainly not the only team gunning for an NBA title. Here is a look at what winning the 2013 NBA Finals would mean for some of the league’s top teams: Miami Heat: No, the Heat are not a one-anddone team. Pat Riley’s master plan of bringing the likes of LeBron James and Chris Bosh together with Dwyane Wade has worked and solidified this Miami Heat core as one of the most successful groups the league has seen since Michael Jordan left Chicago once and for all. In addition, LeBron has almost solidified himself as one of the NBA’s top 10 greats ever, with many more years of basketball ahead of him to make that fact. Oklahoma City Thunder: Who says that you can’t make a great NBA team from scratch anymore? Sam Presti, with the help of his scouts, has put together arguably one of the NBA’s greatest young teams ever, with 24-year-olds Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook as its centerpieces. Despite trading James Harden, who has become a superstar with the Houston Rockets, the Thunder have still been able to win it all, starting what could perhaps become a dynasty for this relatively new franchise. And, Kevin Durant will now start to be considered among the likes of the greatest players ever, and as more than just a scorer. San Antonio Spurs: Who knew that the San Antonio Spurs, led by their “Big 3” of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, had one more title in them? After losing to the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the 2011 playoffs, at the start of the last two seasons, the Spurs were
counted out of the main-title contender pool. But in each of those seasons, they proved their doubters wrong, as they defied old age to make it far in the playoffs. This title, both the Spurs’ and Duncan’s fifth, solidifies Duncan as the greatest power forward of all time, and proves coach Gregg Popovich’s continuous excellence.
as one of the all-time best NBA coaches. Trading Carmelo Anthony away brought them great assets in Gallinari and Wilson Chandler, allowed Ty Lawson to strut his stuff and led to the eventual trades for Andre Miller, JaVale McGee and Andre Iguodala, all of whom make this Denver team more than it ever was with Carmelo.
New York Knicks: Ah, how that Larry O’Brien championship trophy would shine under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. The Knicks’ roster moves that brought them back to contender status, such as the signing of Amar’e Stoudemire in the 2010 offseason, the trading of a Pu Pu platter of talent for one of the league’s best scorers in Carmelo Anthony and even the decision to bulk up on veteran experience in the 2012 offseason, are now all worth it. New York could have its first NBA championship since the dominant Knicks of the early 1970s. And now Carmelo Anthony, who has been criticized by many for being just a scorer and not being able to take his game up a notch, can be viewed alongside Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant as one of the truly elite ballers in recent history.
And how about some teams that are less likely to win it all, just for kicks?
Memphis Grizzlies: The Grizzlies only need a strong start and a strong finish. In a season filled with trade rumors and the eventual departure of perennial All-Star snub Rudy Gay, the Grizzlies gritty defense and trust in one another has led to the franchise’s first championship. In an era when teams are beginning to experiment with smaller lineups, the Grizzlies dominant front line of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol have proved that two bigs beat one, especially when one (Randolph) rebounds like it is nobody else’s business and the other (Gasol) can pass out of the paint like almost no other center in the league.
Indiana Pacers: After coming so close but never obtaining an NBA title with Reggie Miller, and a long rebuilding period from 2003-2010, the Pacers have finally made it. Paul George’s rise to superstardom is not even finished, and the Pacers have already won it all. Their lock-down defense, headed by the frontcourt of George, David West and Roy Hibbert, has shaken up opponent after opponent, and is the main cause for this Indiana championship. Who knows how many more championships the Pacers will reach with the combination of these elements? Contact Dylan Pulver at email@example.com.
TWO THUNDERBOLTS: Kevin Durant, left, and Russell Westbrook have been the stars of the Oklahoma City Thunder as the team vies for an NBA Championship.
Denver Nuggets: After losing Danilo Gallinari for the season, no one thought that these Nuggets could pull it together. But their teamstyle play and dominant offense won it all. NBA G.M.s are starting to take notice, and as opposed to building around one superstar, some teams might try to bring many solid players together and emphasize team basketball, just as George Karl has been doing with these Nuggets for a while now. Speaking of Karl, it is his first NBA title after so many tries, and he can now be safely talked about
Question of the Week:
Which MLB team shows the most promise after Week 1?
By Matt Washuta Maroon-News Staff
Baseball season is upon us once again and though it’s only been a week, there are some teams demonstrating phenomenal potential. One of those teams, the Cincinnati Reds, is proving its worth and could be poised to not only make the playoffs, but also make a deep run. The Reds boast a complete offense composed of multiple power hitters such as Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Brandon Phillips and a new addition in Shin-Soo Choo. Young third baseman Todd Frazier is also proving his potential as he is off to a powerful start collecting 12 hits in seven games, including three home runs. He also has driven in 10 runs and boasts a stellar .414 batting average. Thus far, the team has been consistent offensively and Joey Votto should return to his MVP-esque form soon. The Reds pitching staff is also solid as starting pitchers Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos and Homer Bailey all boast an ERA under 3.00. Bailey is off to a hot start allowing only two hits in his first outing,
which was against a talented Washington Nationals team. To put this into perspective, the Reds 5-2 start includes series wins over the National League title favorite in the Washington Nationals where the Reds obliterated phenom Stephen Strasburg scoring six runs against him and the Los Angeles Angels, an American League title favorite. This isn’t a shortlived hot start but reflective of the kind of heights the Reds can achieve throughout the season. By Zander Frost Maroon-News Staff
If ‘promise’ means potential for success over the other teams for this particular season, the clear standout is the Boston Red Sox. As a lifelong Baltimore Orioles fan, it pains me to say this, but the criticisms of the Red Sox this preseason have, for the most part, been off base and sensational. Looking at the roster, it’s pretty clear that this is, in fact, a wholly better roster than the one assembled for the 2012 season. While the Shane Victorino deal was a definite overpay and probably a long-term mistake, the reality is that although earning more than his worth, Victorino is still
a solid player and contributor on a good team. Although the Mike Napoli and Ryan Dempster deals were less questionable yet still probably veteran overpays, these two players will also contribute this year. The main point against these contracts would be that they were old additions to a noncompetitive team, but if the Sox are as good as they’ve looked, then they’re perhaps not great, but potentially worth it in the long run. As for the rest of the roster, Will Middlebrooks looks like he may be able to skip the sophomore slump and develop into a good to great player in the ‘hot corner’ in a league that is starving for talent there. Dustin Pedroia looks like an MVP again, and if Jacoby Ellsbury can stay healthy, he looks like the elite leadoff man he has been in the past. By Kevin Mahoney Maroon-News Staff
Because the MLB season is so long and full of slumps, hot streaks and late playoff pushes, it’s difficult to pinpoint a clear favorite after just the first week of play. However, one of the favorites to win the World Series going into the season, the Washington Nationals, has shown that it’s a true contender after
the first week. The Nationals have shown strength in their pitching staff. Arguably the deepest and most talented staff in all of the majors, the Nats’ will rely on their pitching to bring them deep into October and, this time around, they’ll have their ace Stephen Strasburg. Last season, Strasburg was shut down late in the year due to a cautionary pitching count. However, Strasburg is now off the leash and ready to be the workhorse the Nats so desperately needed in last year’s playoffs. We all saw from last year that the Nats have an outstanding rotation and deep bullpen, but with the continued growth of phenom Bryce Harper, the Nats have put together one of the scariest and most potent lineups in the National League. Harper started off the year in style hitting two homers in his first two plate appearances and has continued his stellar play throughout the early portion of the season. The Nats also upgraded the top of their lineup by adding Denard Span, a proven leadoff hitter which will give their big guns, Harper and Ryan Zimmerman, more opportunities to drive in runs and give their staff some support. Simply put, the Nats just don’t have many holes and in a National League that proves to be open for the taking. Don’t be surprised if the Nationals are representing the League in the World Series.
April 11, 2013
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MLB Season Predictions
By Josh Ellis
two World Series titles in the past three years, they are surely doing something right. The final NL West contender, Arizona, is a young, talented team with elite front of the rotation pitching. They are probably the biggest question mark of the three but they certainly have pieces to make a lot of noise. Prediction: Both the Dodgers and Giants make the playoffs, San Francisco as the division champ and LA as the wild card, narrowly edging out the Braves.
With the MLB season well under way, the window to make predictions for the upcoming season is beginning to close. Fear not! Here is my season preview (albeit a little bit late). A.L. EAST: In what looks to be one of the deepest and most well rounded divisions in baseball, for the first time in recent memory neither the Yankees nor the Red Sox enter the season as favorites to win the division. New York has been ravaged by injuries and will not be anywhere near full strength until well into the summer. This year’s Sox team is full of new names, none more exciting than the electric rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. The Blue Jays look like a potential juggernaut after their post-season shopping spree where they acquired Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and R.A. Dickey, but will the back end of their line up be strong enough to push them into the playoffs? Tampa Bay looks to be a contender again this year, especially once Wil Myers, one of the best prospects in years, has been called up from the minors. The Orioles, one of last year’s surprise playoff teams, bring back most of the core of their roster, but their lack of pitching depth could give them real problems as the season wears on. Prediction: Tampa Bay will barely eke out the divisional crown over both Boston and Toronto, who fall just short. A.L. CENTRAL: This is one of the easiest divisions to pick in baseball. The Tigers, last year’s A.L. Champions, enter this year with a stronger, more experienced squad after the addition of Torii Hunter and the return of Victor Martinez. Combined with the wizardry of Justin Verlander, the Tigers will once again be one of the MLB’s elite. Their biggest divisional contender looks to be the Cleveland Indians, who boast a vastly improved outfield featuring the newly acquired and wildly underrated Michael Bourn. The Royals, White Sox and Twins all look to be headed towards mediocrity with their glaring lack of top-end talent. Prediction: Detroit will win the division by a mile and cruise to the best record in the American League. A.L. WEST: This is a two-horse race between the Rangers and the Angels, far and away the best teams in the division. The Angels made the big offseason move by adding former Ranger Josh Hamilton to a lineup that already featured Albert Pujols and the outstanding Mike Trout. But Texas has super-prospects Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt waiting in the wings to ease the pain of losing Hamilton. It is pitching, however, that will decide
WORLD SERIES: Detroit and Washington will emerge from their respective leagues and set up showdowns of the two best pitchers (Verlander and Strasburg) and two of the best hitters in the game (Miguel Cabrera and Harper). In a battle of two teams with no glaring weaknesses, it will be Detroit’s playoff experience that pushes them past the outrageously talented Nationals in an epic seven game series.
ON TOP OF HIS GAME: Pitcher Justin Verlander has the potential to lead the Detroit Tigers to the World Series this season and win the Cy Young Award. this division and the Rangers have a clear leg up. The rest of the division, which includes the newest AL squad, the Houston Astros, will toil in irrelevancy with only an occasional sparkle from the incredible Felix Hernandez. Prediction: In a tight divisional race between two playoff bound teams, Texas will emerge victorious and relegate Los Angeles to a wild card spot. N.L. EAST: After years and years of building through the draft and smart signings, the Nationals’ reconstruction is finally complete. With two of the game’s rising superstars, Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg poised to realize their full potential and a supporting cast that has no real weaknesses, Washington will be a force to be reckoned with. The Braves, while clearly a tier below the Nats, are in position for a great season as well. The addition of the Upton brothers, Justin and BJ, will provide Atlanta with a level of speed and power that their previous outfield lacked. The Phillies will be better than most people think but the playoffs are not in the cards for this rebuilding unit. And given the hopelessness of the Marlins and the Mets, it is hardly worth mentioning them in this column. Prediction: Behind superhuman seasons from Harper and Strasburg, the Nationals repeat as NL East champions and race to the best record in baseball.
N.L. CENTRAL: This division is the Reds’ to lose. A strong argument could be made that Joey Votto is the best pure hitter in the MLB, and Aroldis Chapman is an absolute beast at the end of games. The Reds are a well-built and versatile squad that should count itself among the game’s best. The most obvious divisional challenger is the Cardinals, especially with the return of their ace, Adam Wainwright, from injury. However, it is the Cubs who will give the Reds a real run for their money. Chicago’s rotation, headed by Matt Garza and Jeff Samardzija, could exceed all expectations and propel the Cubs back into relevance. The Brewers and Pirates are by no means terrible teams, but will struggle to break .500 on the year. Predictions: The Reds will win the division comfortably over the surprising Chicago Cubs. N.L. WEST: After the AL East, this may be the best division top to bottom in the major leagues, with three teams that have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs: the Dodgers, the Giants and the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have made it clear that money is not an issue and spent the offseason doling out lavish contracts to players like Zach Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu. Big name players fill their lineup. The Giants operate in exactly the opposite way, looking for efficient, not necessarily splashy, ways to spend their money. With
A.L. MVP: Despite strong competition from both last year’s winner and runner-up, Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout, respectively, this is Evan Longoria’s year. If he can stay healthy, Longoria has a legitimate shot at the Triple Crown and is the unquestioned leader of a very, very impressive Tampa Bay squad. N.L. MVP: Consider the coronation complete. Bryce Harper will fulfill his potential and earn his rank as among the very best the game has to offer. There is nothing Harper cannot do on the diamond, and there is no reason to believe that this will not be the year he puts it all together. However, let there be no doubt that Joey Votto will not make it easy for Harper to run away with this award. A.L. CY YOUNG: Justin Verlander, Justin Verlander and Justin Verlander. The most talented pitcher in the world will show everyone once again what it means to be the best. More than 20 wins, sub-3 ERA and 200+ strikeouts are the worst-case scenario for the most dominant hurler we have seen in a long time. N.L. CY YOUNG: This one will be a battle between Stephen Strasburg and Clayton Kershaw, two of the best young pitchers in the game. In the end, I give the edge to Strasburg simply because there is truly no limit to his potential. Three-hundred strikeouts are not at all out of the question for this phenom. Contact Josh Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week in Numbers 82
Number of points scored by Louisville to win the NCAA Championship
Age of Tianlang Guan, the youngest player ever to play in the Masters Tournament
The number of players joining the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013
Number of NCAA Championships won by the UConn Women’s Basketball team
Number of golf lessons that defending Masters champion Bubba Watson has taken
Philadelphia Phillies’s pitcher Roy Halladay’s current ERA after two games
Value of eight-year sponsorship deal signed by Manchester United and Aon
Average number of points scored per game by Carmelo Anthony, making him the current leading scorer in the NBA
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April 11, 2013
Griner Draws Attention from NBA By Kristen Duarte Maroon-News Staff
Baylor senior Brittney Griner has proved that she is a force to be reckoned with again and again. Averaging 23.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.1 shots blocked per game for her senior year, Griner has become the third woman to win player of the year in two consecutive seasons. With these phenomenal statistics, Griner has not only caught the eye of many WNBA teams, but also several NBA teams. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has made public statements that he has considered drafting 6-foot-8, 200-pound Brittney Griner as a second-round draft pick. When asked about Cuban’s statements, Griner said to the New York Times, “I can hold my own. I’ll try, too. I’m not going to back down from a challenge.” Griner is expected to be the first overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury of the April 15th WNBA draft. Griner also said, “The WNBA is where I’m at. That is where I’m going. After that, if I get a shot, why turn down something like that? That’s big, even if you don’t make it. Hey, at least you tried. Somebody pushed the envelope.” Griner thinks she would be ready for an NBA tryout, especially after some time in the WNBA. However, Cuban’s statement and the consideration of Griner for the NBA have become a major controversy, especially during the peak of the NCAA season. At 6-foot-8, Griner has the skills of a center, but is the size of a small forward in the NBA. In order to be considered a power forward, she would have to gain more
LEADING LADY: After leading Baylor’s basketball team and posting impressive stats, Brittney Griner has impressed both WNBA and NBA coaches. muscle mass. Griner knows the men are bigger and stronger than her, but she isn’t afraid of the challenge. “I would have to, as you say, man-up ... if I get an elbow to the chest from one of those big guys, hey, at least I can say I was there and I tried it,” Griner said to the L.A. Times. When asked about playing taller,
stronger men like the Los Angeles Lakers’ 6-foot-10, 260-pound Dwight Howard, Griner said, “I would finally see what everybody feels like against me, a taste of my own medicine I guess.” Several former female players such as Nancy Lieberman and Ann Meyers Drysdale have been advocates of allowing Griner and other top female players a chance to play in the NBA. Lieber-
man and Drysdale know the struggles of competing with men firsthand. Lieberman was the first woman to actually play in a men’s pro league while Drysdale was given a tryout by the Indiana Pacers but did not make training camp. They do not see the physicality of men as an issue, as Griner is relatively tall and a physical player herself. In fact, the NBA has many similar sized players that would be even matchups for Griner. The more uneven matchups would be Griner against Dwight Howard, LeBron James or other superstar players. Many well-established women’s NCAA coaches such as Duke’s Joanne McAllie and UConn’s Geno Auriemma think it would be a terrible idea for Griner to test her luck in the NBA. Louisville coach Jeff Walz said to the New York Times, “I’m not sure it would really be for her, or would it be for publicity to try and say ‘look what we did in Dallas, look what we’ve done’?” As the second all-time scorer in women’s NCAA history with 3,283 points, and as the top shot blocker ever, in both men’s and women’s NCAA history, with 748 blocks, many think it would be a shame for Griner to miss out on the huge impact she could make in the WNBA. Regardless of Griner’s decision, she has made a huge impact in the world of collegiate basketball. She should not have to prove herself against the men before she goes down in the record books as one of the best players to play the game. As a star in the WNBA or a curiosity in the NBA, she is a woman who commands respect on and off the court. Contact Kristen Duarte at email@example.com.
NHL Trade Deadline Does Not Disappoint By Ben Glassman Maroon-News Staff
Spring is a time for change. The weather gets warmer, Colgate’s resident swans Adam and Steve return to Taylor Lake, and, most importantly, many NHL players are traded. In a shortened NHL season that has been far from ordinary, the trade deadline last week introduced even more oddities to the year. Jaromir Jagr is now a Bruin, Jarome Iginla is now a Penguin and Marian Gaborik has left the Big Apple. Those three high-profile moves were entertaining enough for hockey fans after sitting through a 2012 season that saw just one true superstar, Jeff Carter, switch clubs. However, that’s not all that happened these past few weeks. There were 17 deals made last Tuesday before the clock struck midnight, and none was bigger than the Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen snagging perennial all-star Marian Gaborik from the New York Rangers. On the eve of the deadline, Columbus was just one point out of a playoff spot, and Kekalainen jumped on the opportunity to get an offensive boost from Gaborik, a three-time 40-goal scorer. New York did well for themselves, however, receiving Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, John Moore, and a sixth round draft pick for Gaborik, who has disappointed many in New York with sub-par play this season. Both teams benefited immediately from the move, as Brassard, Moore and Gaborik all netted goals in their first games with their new teams. Moving forward, both fan bases have to be happy. Columbus fans can watch one of the league’s most explosive players
FAIR TRADE: All-star right winger Marian Gaborik will leave the New York Rangers and join the Columbus Blue Jackets next season. nydailynews.com
push their team to the playoffs, while New York will surely benefit from the added depth they picked up in the deal. Rangers General Manager Glen Sather wasn’t content with just the Columbus deal, however, and added Ryan Clowe, a 230 pound 20-goalscoring winger, for good measure. The Rangers will now be a physical force to be reckoned with come playoff time. Ray Shero was another General Manager who boosted his club’s talent even more.
Adding to his already star-studded Penguins squad, Shero managed to lure former Dallas Stars captain Brendan Morrow, former Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla, San Jose Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray and one-time 30-goal scorer Jussi Jokinen to Pittsburgh. Though they had to give up more than a few draft picks and prospects to receive these four players, the Penguins have further solidified themselves as the team to beat in the East, and will shock many fans if
they fail to reach the Stanley Cup finals later this spring. Meanwhile, the Boston Bruins made two solid additions to their lineup, picking up Jagr from Dallas and Wade Redden from St. Louis. While Redden will likely play few minutes in Boston, he does give them another veteran face in the locker room, and his 101 career playoff games provide good experience to say the least. Jagr, on the other hand, should offer much more than a locker room presence. The 41-year-old has been a positive offensive force this season, scoring 15 goals in 37 games, six of which were on the power play. The Bruins have the sixth worst power play in the league, and Jagr’s presence on the man-advantage will be very welcome come playoff time. The final key transaction of this trade deadline season was the Minnesota Wild’s move to get Jason Pominville from Buffalo. Though they had to give up two prospects, a first-round pick this year and a second-round pick in 2014, the Wild received a reliable, heart-and-soul, 2030 goal-scorer in Pominville. The former Sabres captain can quarterback a power play, grind out shifts on the forecheck and score in bunches. Pominville is exactly what a playoff-inexperienced Minnesota team needs heading into the postseason, and anyone who thinks they paid too steep a price for him is sorely mistaken. Look for the Wild and their new top-six forward to make some real moves come May. Contact Ben Glassman at firstname.lastname@example.org.