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Former Mexican President Emphasizes Importance of Putting Education to Use By Jared Goldsmith Maroon-News Staff
On Saturday, April 13, Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, the keynote speaker for Spring Family Weekend, filled the Memorial Chapel to capacity with students and families. Calderón spoke about “The New Global Economy,” joining the ranks of Sir Richard Branson, former President Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama as a speaker in The Kerschner Family Series of Global Leaders. Calderón served as the president of Mexico from 2006 to 2012 and is currently the Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He faced an unprecedented number of challenges during his term, many of which he addressed during his speech. Calderón’s speech was preceded by classical Spanish and Mexican music performed by Professor Laura Klugherz, on violin and viola, and Artist-in-Residence Steven Heyman, on piano. For some songs Klugherz was joined by Clare Pellerin on violin and Colgate senior Chelsea Gottschalk on cello. Following the performance, Chair of the Society of Families Wendy Carey introduced Colgate President Jeffrey Herbst, who wasted no time in giving a quick history of the global leaders series and introducing President Calderón.
Residential Life Undergoes Changes to Staff and Policies
By Julia Queller Maroon-News Staff
Making a stand: Calderón discussed how educated individuals can make changes in policy through action.
Calderón began his speech by speaking about one of Colgate’s longest standing traditions. “I know the University has a lot to do with the number 13 so it is a pleasure to be here on April 13 and in particular in the year 2013,” Calderón said. “Unfortunately the year has only 12 months.” Sharing a story from his personal life, Calderón spoke about the autocratic regime in place in Mexico during his childhood. A single political party controlled everything from the media, to education, to what concerts could be held. In the late 1960s, many college students dared to protest the regime and were massacred.
However, Calderón’s father continued to protest as part of the opposition party. “Those were very difficult times,” Calderón said. “I didn’t understand why my father always was the candidate of the opposition party. Nobody else wanted to be the candidate at that time.” As a child, Calderón did not understand why his father was protesting when it didn’t seem to have any effect. His father told him that it was the right thing to do, and since then, Calderón has lived his life by that motto, leading him to the presidency as part of the opposition party. Continued on A-2
The Residential Life (ResLife) department at Colgate has recently undergone high staff turnover rates, uproar from students regarding the event registration process, as well as accused of having a lack of transparency. “The summer between when I got hired [as a Community Leader (CL)] and started working, there were at least two people who either left or were fired. My supervisor from last year left the department,” a Colgate junior who wishes to remain anonymous said. “There are only two people on staff right now that were there when I was hired my freshman year, and those two people are leaving at the end of this semester. So in three years, the department has almost entirely turned over its professional staff.” Ice said that employee matters are confidential. “What I can say is that our staff (student and professional) from time to time discover they no longer ‘fit’ with
the department or Colgate and look for other opportunities beyond Residential Life,” Ice said. “I have always been supportive of those seeking other opportunities as I want and encourage my staff to be happy with the work they do, recognizing that’s not always here in Residential Life/Colgate.” According to the anonymous source, at least three CLs are not renewing their contracts for next year. “There’s a decent degree of frustration that exists among student staff members about their voices not necessarily making it through to the leaders of ResLife in the way that they want to. I think that might be the cause of some of the student staff members’ resignations,” sophomore John Murphy, who will continue his job as a CL next year, said. “I think people are realizing that if they don’t necessarily agree with ResLife’s policies and it’s their job to enforce those policies, that it’s not responsible to continue in the position.” Continued on A-2
16th Annual Konosioni Auction Receives Boston Marathon Bombings Contributions from Local Businesses By Crozer Connor Maroon-News Staff
The 16th annual Konosioni charity auction took place last Friday, April 12, at the Palace Theater in Hamilton. Konosioni representatives estimate that this year’s auction raised between $18,000 and $20,000. Konosioni, which serves as Colgate’s senior honors society, is composed of 26 members who are committed to values like tradition, community involvement, spirit and charity; the society has been around for nearly a century and devotes significant time each year to community service-based events like the auction. Each year, Madison county nonprofits submit proposals to Konosioni which detail potential uses for the funds raised at the auction. Konosioni members reviewed over 20 proposals this year and decided on three, each of which will receive several thousand dollars.
Many of the donations for the auction were from local individuals and businesses, Colgate alumni, students and faculty. This year, the live auction offered a wide spectrum of goods, including a date with a Konosioni member, dinner for six with President Herbst and a weeklong stay in a Paris apartment. Other highlights included
numerous athletic event tickets, such as tickets to Boston Red Sox or New York Mets games, and several other vacation options that included a week in Tennessee and round trip anywhere in the US. Wine, artwork and jewelry were also popular items at the auction. Contact Crozer Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bekah Ward reflects on the media’s coverage of Monday’s bombings, which killed 3 and injured more than 175.
Students Report from the Scene
Konosioni auction: Colgate’s senior honors society raised between $18,000 and $20,000 for local nonprofits. Dagan Rossini
Seniors Emily Miller and Pat Connolly were both near the finish line on Boylston Street. Read their accounts on page B-2
April 18, 2013
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Felipe Calderón Positions Mexico in Global Economy
Continued from A-1
“Several years after that conversation with my father and, against all odds, I was elected president of Mexico,” Calderón said. “That’s my story. And I wanted to be president to transform Mexico. To transform Mexico into a safer, more prosperous nation.” However, it was not as simple as Calderón made it sound originally, as he began to address many of the challenges that his administration faced. “As you probably know, my government faced a series of challenges, each one unprecedented which made my term one of the most difficult experiences of Mexican modern history, starting with the closest presidential election ever,” Calderón said. “And then, there was the worst global economic crisis in memory ... Add to that, we witnessed the unprecedented growth of criminal violence, the worst drought and the worst floods in recorded history in Mexico. The emergence of a previously unknown and lethal virus, the swine flu, that started in Mexico City, the largest city in the country. And even on a personal level, I suffered the tragic loss of three of my closest friends and collaborators and secretaries, two of them in different air accidents.” Calderón felt that these challenges would have only overcome a nation weaker than Mexico. He began to speak about some of the difficult decisions he had to make, starting with the new global economy, the title of his lecture. In this new economy, there is more interdependence than ever before with events in the United States, Europe, China or anywhere else affecting economies across the globe.
“People say that when the United States sneezes, Mexico catches a cold,” Calderón said. “And when the United States catches a cold, Mexico gets pneumonia. And in this particular case, what happened when the United States got pneumonia?” As the laughs in the audience subsided, Calderón provided the facts, stating that the Mexican gross domestic product (GDP) contracted at a rate of more than 10 percent during the first half of 2009. As president, Calderón’s goal was to save as many jobs as possible and keep industries afloat. This was achieved through a combination of government transfers to poor families, a temporary jobs program in poor communities and public and private works projects. “We made unprecedented investments in roads, ports and airports, even in the midst of the crisis. Government and [the] private sector increased investments in infrastructure, from three percent to five percent of GDP a year during my term,” Calderón said. “For instance, [through] building or rebuilding roads or highways we built or rebuilt 22,000 kilometers [of road], which is more or less the distance between the north and south poles. [This was the] greatest effort ever in infrastructure in Mexico.” These efforts were successful, Calderón said, because his administration realized that increasing the fiscal debt was a “one-shot weapon.” While some countries made stimulus packages a permanent reform, Calderón realized that he would eventually have to take steps to lower the fiscal debt. This was done, in part, by closing unprofitable government facilities and raising taxes.
Calderón realized that these decisions would not be popular and admitted that he lost some votes during this time, but used what he learned from his father to realize that what he was doing was best for Mexico. Calderón realized that his goals were ambitious and that progress would be slow. “We were looking for a touchdown and what we got was first and 10,” Calderón said. However, Calderón pushed on as he worked towards a free market for Mexican goods and universal health care. Now, all Mexican children under 18 years of age have full coverage for cancer treatment, raising the cancer survival rate for children in Mexico from 30 percent to 70 percent. Calderón also increased funding for the creation of public, tuition-free high schools and universities. He noted that 90,000 engineers are graduating from Mexican schools every year, some of which are currently designing the engine for the Airbus 380, the largest airplane in the world. Calderón also addressed the crime rate in Mexico, saying that it is lower but still at unacceptable levels. Overall, he believes that the future of Mexico depends on two things: dependent economic performance in telecommunications and energy and the government continuing to institute security and judicial reform. He then reminded the students in the audience about the importance of their college education. “[College] is perhaps the one moment that defines our character,” Calderón said. “Away from home, college life offers us the opportunity to figure out what we want, who we
are, and how we want to spend the rest of our lives. Being a student at one of the best universities like Colgate is a privilege [and] very few people have a chance to study at a great college like this. And for the same reasons, it is a huge responsibility. Each one of you will be required to give back.” The former president’s lecture ended similarly to how it started, as he left the audience with some parting words of wisdom. “I ask you to go and try to give powerful meaning to your life,” Calderón said. “Find the purpose of your own existence and when you have found it, embrace it with all your passion. Fight for all those things you believe in. Stand up for your principles, and never give up. Find the reasons why you are here today, in 2013, on this beautiful planet.” Calderón’s speech seemed
to resonate with many of the students in the audience. “Felipe Calderón’s remarks about graduating as a human being, and not just attending school to obtain a degree for a high paying job, really spoke to me,” first-year Missy Velez said. Following the speech, Calderón addressed some questions from Benton scholars, who were seated just behind the podium. President Herbst also asked some of his own questions, and finished by asking Calderón to speak about any misconceptions that Americans have of Mexico. Calderón simply wanted the audience to know that Mexican people are responsible, hardworking and want to see the United States as a neighbor and a friend. Contact Jared Goldsmith at email@example.com.
Hope for future relations: Calderón discussed Meixco’s stance in the global economy.
Residential Life’s ‘Living the Liberal Arts Initiative’ to Change the Structure of the Department Continued from A-1
According to Ice, students’ primary concerns are about the room selection process. In light of this, the ResLife department has recently received funding to purchase a new housing management system that should be implemented in time for the incoming first-year class to make their housing preferences for fall 2013. “For students, this will mean a new and improved interface with our office as it relates to housing assignments,” Ice said. “The system will make room selection easier to manage, including a new roommate matching feature to assist those in need of a roommate to meet capacity.” In another attempt to ease students’ anxieties and explain how things work in the office, this year ResLife shared infor-
mation about housing at least two months before the room selection process began, according to Ice. Additionally, the Board of Trustees recently approved the Living the Liberal Arts initiative, which will influence ResLife’s goals for next year and change the ‘look’ of the department, according to Ice. Despite planned changes, students still seem to maintain a skeptical view of ResLife. Murphy said students’ negative comments about ResLife give it a bad reputation on campus, which then makes it tough for the department to find student staff members who are committed to ResLife what it tries to do. “I think some of the blame for mishaps goes on [ResLife] when maybe it shouldn’t be, but it certainly looks like they’re to blame,
and either they are, or they can’t communicate very well why they’re not,” the junior said. The junior used the recent event registration policy as an example of students placing the blame solely on ResLife, despite the departments’ collaboration with other organizations on campus. The anonymous source said that ResLife is difficult to work with because its management team is not very transparent. The source cited changes to available housing options this year as an example of ResLife making decisions without consultation from students and then expecting student staff members to implement them without questioning the reasoning. “As intelligent adults with a vested interest in student life and how students are treated
and how the college residential experience goes, that was received poorly by myself and a lot of other CLs,” the anonymous source said. “Our contract is to carry out the policies that ResLife decides upon,” Murphy said. “So sometimes students do question policies and don’t receive answers they find satisfactory, and they might be frustrated by this; the job is to do what you’re asked to do in a situation and I think it’s easy to forget that when you sign your contract in the beginning of the year.” “[ResLife] has worked to be more transparent in our processes, informing students of how and why we do the things we do,” Ice said. “We continue to define the role of our student and professional staff, to assist with the overall experience
of our residents.” The anonymous source said students do not have a full picture of what ResLife has to deal with and that ResLife should communicate that to students in order to gain more sympathy. “ResLife gets this reputation of being the professional ruiners of student life on campus,” Murphy said. “And while there are instances where ResLife does things that students may not enjoy, that’s not their goal. Communicating that to the student body perhaps would be a good thing as well.” Murphy said he thinks ResLife is taking steps to improve, one being a group he is a part of that meets with Ice to think about planning for the future and the way things could be changed. Contact Julia Queller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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April 18, 2013
THE BLOTTER COLGATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT Monday, 4/8 3:30 p.m.: Hamilton Police reported a student was arrested for criminal contempt, failure to obey an order of protection. Case referred for disciplinary process.
Tuesday, 4/9 1:11 a.m.: Campus Safety on routine patrol near the Chapel observed a student carrying a traffic sign. When asked for
ID, the student claimed he was not a student and then ran. The underage intoxicated student was located and left in the care of a friend. Case referred for disciplinary process.
Wednesday, 4/10 1:10 p.m.: While investigating a larceny complaint at the Bookstore, four individuals were observed on video stealing text books.
11:43 p.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at Community Memorial Hospital. Case referred for disciplinary process.
Thursday, 4/11 1:12 a.m.: Hamilton Police reported a student was arrested for disorderly conduct after being observed tipping over garbage cans on West Pleasant Street. Case referred
for disciplinary process. 5:20 a.m.: A student reported vandalism and the theft of a card reader at Andrews Hall.
Friday, 4/12 No case activity reported.
Saturday, 4/13 9:20 p.m.: Underage students at Stillman Hall were found in possession of alcohol. Case referred for
Sunday, 4/14 2:37 a.m.: Received a report of an underage intoxicated student at 92 Broad Street (Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity) who was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by SOMAC ambulance. Case referred for disciplinary process. 5:38 a.m.: Hamilton Police reported finding a fictitious license belonging to a student. Case referred for disciplinary process.
Students and Hamilton Residents Run to Support Habitat For Humanity Only one issue
left this year! Sara Hinton
By Sara Hinton Maroon-News Staff
Colgate students and Hamilton residents cheered on the runners of the half-marathon and 5K at the Colgate University Chapter of Habitat for Humanity sixth annual HomeRun on Saturday, April 13, on the Village Green. The event benefitted the Madison County Habitat for Humanity affiliate. The Max Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education (COVE) oversaw the event and predicts proceeds of $2,000 to aid in building houses for the less fortunate in the area was raised. Habitat for Humanity is an international nonprofit organization that aims to provide affordable housing to those in need. Colgate’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity sends students to building sites in the area, as well as across the country on breaks. In addition to building and fundraising, the group raises awareness about homelessness and the perils of unsafe housing. This academic year alone, Colgate students have provided over 500 hours of service to local and out-of-area projects. The benefits of this year’s HomeRun will stimulate local construction in hopes of continuing work. The event was sponsored by many Central New York businesses and organizations, including NBT Bank, the Syracuse Research Corporation, Chobani, Walmart and the Chittenango Rotary Club. Participants paid $25 for the 5K and $35 for the half-marathon to benefit the charity. The largest group to register to run together received a pizza party, as well as t-shirts. Holy Smokes provided a free barbeque lunch for all runners and volunteers. This year, Colgate invited Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” radio program to address the runners before the race. As an avid runner, Sagal also ran the 5K. He acted as a guide for a build competitor, joked and
gave inspiration to the HomeRun participants at the starting lines. Sagal spoke to a crowd Saturday night at the Palace Theater about his life experiences as an author, playwright, actor and radio host. Runners of the 5K were entertained by participants, Assistant Director of Outdoor Education and Climbing Specialist Michael Savage, Jerry Amann-Burns, sophomore Ben Cook and Video Journalism Coordinator Sam Ward. The four ran together inside a yellow fabric circle. “It was so great to know that running the race was benefitting Habitat for Humanity,” first-year and 5K participant Hannah Winslow said. “It made finishing all the more satisfying.” Contact Sara Hinton at email@example.com.
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5k run for affordable housing: The run, overseen by COVE, is predicted to have generated proceeds of $2,000 for Habitat for Humanity.
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The Colgate Maroon-News Volume CXLV, Issue 21 • April 18, 2013
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Editor’s Column Capturing the Horror: Boston Bombing in the Media
By Rebekah Ward
Jennifer Rivera • Quincey Spagnoletti
This week, America mourns. Pandemonium erupted on the streets of Boston on Monday as two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, an event steeped in tradition which draws an annual crowd of 500,000. The FBI sprung quickly to action, but theirs was not the only unit that tensed: newsrooms across the nation scrambled to let the panicked public know the truth. I was on a bus on my way to a job fair when I heard the news. The experience reminded me how the reach of media has changed, especially in moments of horror: I did not have to worry long about loved ones since I was receiving updates via group chats, phone calls, Twitter feeds and even full newspaper articles on my smart phone. The media’s capacity has certainly changed; beyond this newfound breadth, the Boston tragedy also exemplified how America’s nightmares are slowly becoming normalized in our collective consciousness. Less than 24 hours after the explosions, the New York Times website hosted a photo story titled “Carnage at the Marathon” – striking photographs of anguished faces, injured victims and rivers of blood running down the street are now just a click away. This vivid imagery did not escape text, either: the Boston Globe reported how the bombs wreaked havoc, “transforming a scene of athletic celebration into bloody chaos.” Though The Wall Street Journal begins its online slideshow with heads bowed in silence, the second half of the photo series “Explosions Rock Boston Marathon” closely mirrors the New York Times version, filled with devastating blood and horror. Notwithstanding the value judgments about how such an incident “should” be portrayed, it is fair to say that the overt and immediate depiction of pain and horror by the nation’s most prominent media sources marks a change. The American media has traditionally been averse to graphic portrayals of violence, particularly these depicting American victims. But what does this change mean? Are we slowly becoming desensitized to fields of attack within our own country, the way we have grown accustomed to gruesome images of conflicts abroad? Or is this possibly a move towards the “transparency” of devastation, and away from euphemisms and muted depictions? It could simply be that the prevalence of cameras at a scene like the Boston Marathon put pressure on the media to include devastating photographs, since consumers might otherwise turn to alternative sources for the “truth.” One thing is certain: the mainstream American mediation of this event sounds and looks a lot more like an event on foreign soil than such tragedies have in the past. National newspapers have taken comparisons between the Boston bombs and conflicts in the Middle East well beyond the implicit. The Boston Globe cited this remark by a witness: “I feel like I’m going to throw up. It’s like we’re in the Middle East or something.” The New York Times published a similar testimony: “This is like a bomb explosion we hear about in Baghdad or Israel or other tragic points in the world.” As we begin to think about the impact of the terms used to describe this tragedy and its culprits, we need to be mindful of these implicit associations. President Obama was careful about calling the event a terrorist attack. He waited until Tuesday, when he qualified his assertion, saying “any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror.” It may seem silly that he felt the need to redefine terrorism, but I hold that it may have been necessary. The word “terrorist” is not benign in the United States, and its cultural baggage is racialized. Many of the same mainstream newspapers that depicted Boston in the vivid throws of bloody devastation also implicated, either tentatively or definitively, a young Saudi national that was supposedly a “suspect” – this young man, it turns out, was actually in the hospital due to bomb-related injuries, and was not being held for questioning. Whether or not he was among the countless individuals who were addressed by investigators, we should question why his particular identity was singled out by so many sources to smack readers in the face. Is this incident a terrorist attack? We seem to put a lot of weight on that distinction. I would counter this question by asking, is it even relevant? We know that we’re faced with a tragedy: a crime that took some lives and injured many more. We must also be mindful, however, that if the bloody images recall distant conflicts in Baghdad, Israel or “the Middle East,” the implication should not be that the culprits originated elsewhere and came to contaminate American “peace.” Instead, we ought to remember that people elsewhere in the world suffer devastating losses as well, every day, often in locations where Americans have military leverage. This knowledge need not take away from the impact or mourning of the Boston tragedy, but it must remind us to remain humble in our shock and outrage, and not to jump to conclusions.
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Correction: In the April 4th article “Hamilton College Seeks Relationship with Colgate SGA” President of the Colgate SGA Matt Ford was quoted as saying “Hamilton College, through their SGA, gets buses to shuttle kids to Colgate and then they have no responsibility for the town or the cleanup.” After a discussion with the Hamilton Student Government, Ford established that it was, in fact, the Hamilton Greek System not the Hamilton SGA that sent buses to Colgate last Spring Party Weekend.
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April 18, 2013
Boston Marathon Bombing:
Students Near the Blasts Share Their Experiences By Emily Miller ‘13 Marathon Runner
I am having the hardest time putting my thoughts into words about this year’s Boston Marathon. I fear no words will suffice. But let me begin here: During my freshman orientation at Colgate, I jokingly told my new floor mates that I was “Emily, from Lexington, home of the Revolution.” My friends to this day will recall my dorky comment. Perhaps it was naïve, showing my vulnerability and continued attachment to home, at a time when I was supposed to be embracing a new culture, new friends, a new home. However, I think a better word for my Lexington comment is pride. I am proud to be from a state that celebrates the beginning of a long trek towards independence. And so it is only appropriate that we celebrate this day with a marathon. The 26.2-mile course is notoriously one of the toughest, with a deceivingly easier downhill start, only to be punctured by Heartbreak Hill at the most challenging miles. The turn onto Boylston St., with a crowd five people deep and cheers from strangers calling your name, is the moment to remember why you are doing what you are doing. For me, running the Boston Marathon is a celebration of my mobility, and an honor to those without it. This reasoning became all the more meaningful within a few fateful seconds. I finished this year’s marathon with tears in my eyes, from the happiness of running a personal record-time. I grabbed a water bottle as well as an aluminum foil blanket, a smile pasted across my face. Then, just a minute after crossing the finish line, I heard a noise I will never forget. A noise I never want to hear again. A noise I keep replaying in my mind. My smile disappeared as I turned around to see a glooming white cloud of smoke. Before my very eyes, a second explosion occurred. My gut reaction was, “that was not normal, that was a building, and are the explosions going to continue down the road?”
My next reaction was to run towards the site but what stopped me was the silence. An echoing blast followed by the deadest silence I have ever experienced, with runners turning their heads to see what had happened a mere block away. And then: quick chatter, people asking out loud to everyone, to no one, “were those fireworks?” or “should we run?” I called my parents, whom I had spoken with just seconds before exclaiming that I had finished the race. Thankfully, they decided to walk several blocks past the finish line to meet me. Never before have I experienced the fragility of life in so many ways. The “what ifs” running through my mind are torture. What if I had run the last two miles a minute slower? What if my parents decided to wait at the finish line? It’s not fair to have these thoughts, because at the end of the day, I am purely lucky. My sore quadriceps and achy knees are nothing compared to what some families are facing today. My emotions, retrospectively in the days after the incident, are all over the place. How is it possible to go from such sheer joy to utter panic within twenty seconds? I think about those injured, and it breaks my heart into a million pieces to think that many of them were shouting my name as I neared the finish line. They were cheering on a stranger. They were the ones who helped me, and so many others, cross the finish line. This is heroism at its finest. And I am proud. Boston is a resilient, tightly-knit community. The word “bombing” does not resonate in my head. I can’t wrap my head around the heinous act. Marathon Monday will now be known as the Marathon Bombings, and to me that is disheartening. While we should never forget what happened yesterday, we should also never forget what Patriot’s Day celebrates. It is about overcoming odds and persevering through tough times. We, as a city, as a nation, as a world, will one day finish a marathon trek, crossing the finish line towards peace.
By Pat Connolly ‘13 Marathon Spectator
I am from Woburn, Mass., which is 12 miles northwest of Boston. Growing up I always watched at least a little of the Boston Marathon because it coincided with our week-long April vacation. Also, my dad ran the Boston Marathon twice, years ago. This year I traveled to Boston to watch my cousin (Mikey Dinneen ’11) run his first marathon. A few friends and I were on our way to meet up with my family to celebrate Mikey’s accomplishment (3:30 finish time). We were walking down Bolyston St. past Mile 26 when we heard a boom and saw smoke rising across the street about 100 yards ahead of us. Since it was Patriot’s Day and the boom came from the finish line, I thought it must have been a celebratory cannon shot. We took a few more steps and then there was another boom 100 yards behind us and more smoke. At this point people started screaming and running around, so we backtracked and started walking away from Bolyston to get out of the way. People were scrambling around crying, and on their phones as police on bikes and in cars rushed to the scene. We were not close enough to see anyone really hurt but there were several runners down in the street with small groups huddled around them. Eventually we made it to the bar, and once there watched the news for the next hour to figure out what was going on. Fortunately, my cousin finished 10-15 minutes before the explosions and was already away from the finish line area.
before the bombings: Senior Emily Miller, center, running the 26.2-mile course. She crossed the finish line just seconds before the first bomb went off. Paul George
Reflection from the White Privilege Conference By Toni Benjamin Class of 2013
The White Privilege Conference is designated to identify the ways white privilege functions within society to create and perpetuate systems of social inequality. This year’s conference ran from April 10 to 13 and took place in Seattle, Wash. It was entitled “The Color of Money: Reclaiming our Humanity” and focused on the importance of acknowledging socioeconomic status when approaching and dealing with issues regarding social injustices. It was comprised of a number of different workshops, keynote speakers and networking opportunities in hopes of building coalitions amongst people from all over the country as well as a number of people from countries outside of the U.S. By Hoa Bui Class of 2014
I am an international student from Vietnam, and I selfidentify as a female able-bodied Asian person. I just started to learn how to be an Asian my freshman year. I also want to make it clear that I mess up. The fact that I am a person of color does not mean I have everything together. I mess up multiple times and repeatedly. During a trip to the White Privilege Conference, I said the most offensive thing to a friend. I remain silent many times when I see, or feel, injustice is happening, because I don’t have the time. I have told many offensive jokes about all racial, gender or physical-body groups. I consider myself a work in progress. I don’t want to teach anybody anything, and I just want to tell my story. Please do not criticize me solely on the fact that a friend
of color of yours does not share my experience. Why should I and your friend of color, or any two people of the same groups, have the same experience, or feelings, in the first place? And please do not think that I hate white people. I love white people! I have many, not just one, white friends! (The previous two sentences are satirical.) All I am trying to say is that I am writing this piece out of love and passion. From April 10 to 13, I went to the White Privilege Conference with Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Department Chair of Educational Studies John Palmer, as well as a group of 15 Colgate students. The conference did not only address racism but also classism, able-ism, gender discrimination, heterosexism and so forth. The conference was structured with many workshops, keynotes and caucus group. For caucuses, the attendees were divided into three groups, white/anti-racist, people of color/indigenous and mixed/biracial. There were no topics for discussion during caucuses; people could simply stand up and speak whatever was on their minds. Some people disagreed with the way people were divided by their races during caucuses, claiming that the point is for people of all races to come and work together. However, I realized that the appearance of other races changes the dynamic and the quality of the conversation. In my workshops, nearly half or more than half of the attendees were white, and I saw everybody, including me, dancing the dance of politeness. In the presence of a significant number of white people, we approached racism as an object of inspection, something outside of ourselves. I smiled and nodded at white people whenever they contributed something, or anything, to the conversation. However, when there were more people of color
than there were white people, I felt empowered to criticize, disagree and tell my story because I knew that what I was saying served to connect me with other people of color. Most of the times I talk to white people, I know, or feel, that my story will just make them feel guilty and pitiful of me. My pain is not about you, white people. Some people pat themselves on their backs, claiming they are my allies. But to quote an attendee of color in one of my workshops, “Racism is not my problem. Whiteness is your problem, and I can help YOU with YOUR problem. I can be your ally!” Trying to eliminate racism is the decent thing to do. If you feel entitled to claim yourself as an ally, it is probably a product of your whiteness. Keep in mind that there’s no “honored person of color” ally badge at the finish line; your work is never done. And please do not point to some people of color in power and say that other people of color should try harder to reach those positions. First of all, Bill Gates is white, so why don’t all white people become Bill Gates? Please do not expect all people of color to be exceptional. And to borrow Sister Souljah’s idea, to be powerful is to have the means and the ability to achieve a goal without compromising any part of one’s identity (If you do not know who Sister Souljah, a raptivist, is, just go on YouTube and type in her name). The question of who the good white and the bad white are is irrelevant. First of all, dichotomous thinking is a product of whiteness. Second, it is not the point. If you are white and you have privileges, feel empowered to use your privileges and educate yourself on these issues. Talk about this with your peers. Ask yourself who you are affecting whenever you do or say something. There are stupid questions but ask anyway. Contact Hoa Bui at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Colgate Maroon-News
April 18, 2013
By Elton Steinberg
By Emily Butler
Class of 2014
Class of 2014
Laziness is Lame
Obama’s Budget In the White House’s promo for President Obama’s budget proposal, there are many points meant to be attractive to the common voter, such as critical investments for a stronger middle class. Meanwhile, those on the other side of the aisle similarly try to motivate the Republican base by arguing that the budget unfairly taxes people in the top brackets. To be fair, it is impossible to learn much from the partisan rancor. Both statements seemingly throw support behind a particular group. Many argue that such behavior undermines the strength of our liberal democracy. Such individuals argue that politicians must remember that growth and prosperity are products of the government’s attempt to treat everyone more or less equally under the law. They say the success of our democracy depends on treating people in such a manner. fair is fair?: Democrats in Congress fight for a more But they also state that progressive tax structure. equality in other senses is wwlp.com not a bad thing, and that material equality may even be pursued as a product of broader policy initiatives. In light of this common sentiment, Obama’s budget takes an arguably fair, practical approach that includes a tax structure intended to revitalize our economy. One cannot argue against the detriments of having large material inequalities. The instability caused by having a state run by a small portion of wealthy elites has time and again led to violent upheaval. If this is the case, then one would think that certain advocates of liberty would complain less about policies that increase material equality as a byproduct. In the case of taxation, such individuals irrationally argue that progressive tax structures unfairly target the wealthy. In reality, such tax structures are arbitrarily fair and do not necessarily treat certain groups unfairly under the law. If one were to argue that the only way to treat all taxpayers equally would be to have a flat tax, then he would be advocating a system that could still be interpreted as unfair. The wealthy individuals would still end up paying more than the impoverished. By that logic, maybe we would be better off each paying an equal sum of money to the government. However, public outcry would make it so such a policy would never have a chance of becoming law. It could be possible that what we deem fair is only normative and not inherently so. What is in fact “fair” is largely a question regarding semantics. Perhaps, our politicians would be better served by arguing about what definitively works to increase the prosperity of the state. Debating what is pragmatic rather than arguing theory might be a better pursuit of the best and brightest our nation has to offer. In light of this fact, it is right that some from this prestigious group have chosen to advocate a progressive tax structure. This policy works to increase the rate of the exchange of money. The progressive tax structure is indeed the most pragmatic option we have to help revitalize our economy. Regardless of whether this policy proposal gets approved, voters should remain skeptical about the merits of theory and the largely meaningless exchanges we hear between our public figures. Contact Elton Steinberg at email@example.com.
Obama’s budget for 2014 is an exercise in laziness. It is a perpetuation of the status quo. While it is certainly a step in the right direction for the Senate Democrats, who have failed to produce a budget for each of the President’s first four years in office, should we really be celebrating the fact that the President is finally meeting his constitutional obligation? While House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan dutifully led the charge to submit budgets that cut spending and aim to reduce the deficit and debt, the Democrats chose not to submit their own budget, but to simply attack Ryan’s. And budgets the White House previously produced under Obama were so absurd that for example, the Senate, with a vote of 97 to 0, unanimously rejected the 2011 version. The media is heralding this 2014 budget as a breakthrough in entitlement reform, and frankly this analysis is laughable. It is true that the Obama budget technically includes an entitlement reform. But this reform is purely technical. The so-called “chained CPI” is merely a change in the way inflation is measured in terms of programs like Social Security. In fact, even the White House itself admits that this is only a more accurate mode of measuring inflation and thus is really not a cut at all. What is most puzzling is that Mr. Obama has made it clear that he does not approve of this “cut.” But why should a technical correction be a matter of political debate? Perhaps most troubling is the fact that this so-called reform doesn’t solve anything. It equates to a $25 reduction of a $10,000 check. Further, the 2014 budget offers a $0.6 trillion actual deficit reduction over the next ten years, in comparison to its 2014 allocation of $46.5 trillion. Additionally, every dollar of this reduction comes from tax increases rather than spending cuts, and these increases will just be spent elsewhere rather than staying in the pockets of hard-working Americans to go towards a down-payment on a house or tuition payments. There is absolutely no compromise in this budget whatsoever. The Obama Administration plans to spend $160 billion more in 2014 than in 2013 and will add $128 billion to the deficit in 2014 – and Obama claims this is a budget cut! The problem Republicans now face is how to achieve a balanced budget and maneuver entitlement reform negotiations as Democrats stomach their miniscule “cut.” Given the President’s dislike for the extremely insignificant chained CPI correction, it is inconceivable that he would agree to legitimate entitlement reform like raising the retirement age for Social Security and Medicare to match longevity. Obama seems to refuse to grapple with the issue of an aging population placing pressure on Social Security and Medicare. Shouldn’t these programs be reformed VP-Conomics: Despite Paul Ryan’s best attempts to cut to reflect longer life expecspending, congressional democrats have been reticent. tancies and greater wealth zimbio.com among today’s retirees? The best solution for such a conundrum is a Republican concession on tax revenue by creating a revenue neutral reform that cuts tax rates by closing tax loopholes, much like 1986 Reagan-Tip O’Neill tax reform. This way, real entitlement reform may be addressed, the deficit reduced and the burden of the double-digit trillion-dollar debt lightened.
Letter to the Editor: Dear Editor,
As members of both Hamilton College’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) and the Hamilton College community as a whole, we feel the need to clarify and correct many of the misleading and false statements that appear in this rather mean-spirited article. Firstly, neither Hamilton CAB nor Hamilton Student Assembly (SA) funded or organized any buses to attend Colgate’s Spring Party Weekend last year. (Indeed, the majority of our boards’ members were unaware of the event’s existence.) While we regret that certain individual members of the Hamilton community acted inappropriately at your event, we believe it is hardly fair to conflate the behavior of a few individuals with the character of the entire Hamilton student body, especially when such accusations can easily cut both ways. Secondly, when our CAB Concerts Coordinator reached out to Colgate’s Student Government Association (SGA) about a potential partnership
between our events boards, she did so with the most sincere intentions of beginning a mutually beneficial relationship between our two schools. When members of Colgate SGA responded enthusiastically, informing us that they were “extremely interested” in this possibility, we hoped that our organizations would soon establish a precedent of mutual support that could benefit all of our students and were therefore especially surprised and disappointed about the appearance of this article. It is indeed a shame that Colgate’s student body president feels that Hamilton doesn’t bring as much “to the table” as does Colgate. We guess we won’t be seeing you for Macklemore this spring. (But if we do, we’re sure you’ll be on your best behavior.) Sincerely, Kayla Safran ’13 and Caitlin Chang ’13 Hamilton College CAB Co-Chairs
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Protection of Information (Or Not) By Sara Sirota
any other reasonable means” and a strong interest of the party issuing the subpoena outweighs the interests under the First Amendment of the On July 20, 2012, Jana Winter, a Fox reporter and the public. News investigative reporter, flew to Denver, The circumstances surrounding Ms. Colo. to cover the massacre at the Aurora Winter’s case do not fall under any of these movie theater. In her July 25 report, under three exceptions. The identities of the a confidentiality agreement, Ms. Winter sources are not directly relevant to a subquoted two unidentified law enforcement stantial issue involved in the proceedings. sources about the background of shooter The courts are currently contemplating James Holmes. Now, if she refuses to inwhether or not the notebook Holmes sent form the courts of the identities of these to the University of Colorado psychiatrist two sources, she may face jail time. should be admissible in court. However, The two law enforcement officials inthis notebook must be withheld under formed Ms. Winter that Holmes sent a notedoctor-patient confidentiality agreements. book “full of details about how he was going If the notebook is therefore not admissible, to kill people” to a psychiatrist at the Univerthen the identities of the sources are not sity of Colorado before the attack. This note- a day in court: Fox News reporter Jana Winter is being implicated in the trial directly relevant to the case. book contained “drawings and illustrations of of James Holmes regarding the Aurora movie theater shootings. Winter must Furthermore, the identities of the sourcthe massacre,” including “gun-wielding stick reveal the identities of anonymous sources she cited, or potentially face jail time. es can be obtained through another reasonwww.denverpost.com able means: by further interviewing the law figures blowing away other stick figures.” Holmes’s defense attorneys now complain that the sourc- require that Ms. Winter reveal her sources. enforcement officials involved in Holmes’s case. These es violated Colorado Judge William Sylvester’s gag orders on Under the First Amendment, “Congress shall make are the officials who violated Judge Sylvester’s gag orders; the public release of information by speaking to Ms. Win- no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the thus, they should be the ones to be punished. Ms. Winter ter. The gag orders were intended to restrict public access to press.” The First Amendment of the Constitution essen- was simply reporting the information given to her. materials in the case to ensure a fair trial for Holmes. The tially protects Ms. Winter’s right to report freely withMs. Winter has the right to report the information identities of the sources are especially important to defense out fear of punishment. Threatening Ms. Winter with given to her because of her rights contained in the First attorneys because the credibility of officials who were under jail time if she does not reveal her sources would be a Amendment. The interest of the party issuing the suboath when they denied involvement may be tarnished. direct violation of this civil right. Thus, Judge Samour poena does not outweigh the interests under the First Now, the Colorado courts may order Ms. Winter to tes- must allow Ms. Winter to maintain the confidentiality Amendment of the reporter since it has not yet been detify about who gave her the information since law enforce- agreement she established with her sources to protect cided whether the notebook is admissible. Regardless, the ment officials have denied taking part in her report. But her rights under the First Amendment. right to freedom of speech is one of the most basic rights, should Ms. Winter really pay the price for the shortcomMost states in the U.S. currently have a shield law, which is and it should not so easily be violated. ings of the unidentified sources? In her affidavit from late legislation that protects reporters’ privileges, or the right of news Thus, Judge Samour must not mandate that Ms. Winter March, Ms. Winter argued that revealing the identities of reporters to refuse to testify as to information and/or sources of reveal the identities of her sources because her rights to rethe law enforcement officials might damage her career, as information that they may have obtained. Specifically, Colorado’s port freely are contained under the First Amendment and future sources will not trust her promise of confidentiality. shield law of 1990 prohibits litigants from subpoenaing news re- Colorado’s shield law. Protecting freedom of speech must be On April 8, 2013, the judge in the Holmes case, Carlos A. porters except under limited circumstances. There are three ex- one of the court system’s major concerns as we are facing an Samour Jr., put off a decision on whether or not the courts ceptions to this legislation: if the information sought from the era in which reporters are more than ever being punished for should mandate that Ms. Winter disclose her sources. When reporter is “directly relevant to a substantial issue involved in withholding information. Contact Sara Sirota at firstname.lastname@example.org. Judge Samour does finally come to a decision, he must not the proceeding,” the information “cannot be obtained through Class of 2016
The Importance of Female Role Models By Elizabeth Marino Class of 2016
When I was young, I rejected the idea that the lack of female role models in certain disciplines is a problem for young girls. I felt insulted at the notion that I was expected to identify only with people of the same sex as me. When I was 13, I had to write an essay about my role models and I made a point of including Leonardo da Vinci as well as Queen Elizabeth I. I felt that there was no reason I shouldn’t be just as inspired by, or identify just as strongly with, a man of achievement as a woman of achievement. But to tell the truth, I have to admit that my inclusion of Leonardo, wonderful though he was, was a bit forced, compared to my obsession and my strong sense of identification with Elizabeth I. When I look back at my childhood, I realize I was desperately searching everywhere for examples of powerful women. What a sense of vindication and triumph I felt when we finally got to Elizabeth I in British history! How I hung on every word uttered by Margaret Thatcher and Jeane Kirkpatrick! How frustrated I was when rebellious female heroines in literature seemed to give in, like Jo in “Little Women.” There’s another interesting phenomenon I have noticed lately. When I’m channel surfing, I’m far more likely to stop and listen to Condoleezza Rice than President Obama or any other male politician. I think I’m simply more interested in what Rice has to say than any of her male peers because she is more like me. I have never tested this, but I think on some level A regal example: While role models are typically men, I am initially more interested or attracted many women are worthy of idolization, like Elizabeth I. noiratrum.blogspot.com to what women are
saying or doing than to what men are saying or doing. Another example: I am not especially interested in watching sports on TV (except if my Mets are playing!), but I will pause for a few minutes if it’s a women’s team. My friend commented to me a while ago that she thought it was weird that I’m not interested in football, since I’m such a “warlike” person who enjoys “aggression and strategy.” (Yep, that’s what she said.) I realized in a flash that I have never been interested in football because I simply couldn’t identify with the players. I knew from early childhood that girls don’t normally play football, and it’s hard to be interested if you know there’s no chance you’re ever going to be in that situation, or anything remotely resembling it. On some level, I think sports fans imagine themselves playing the game, and that’s what makes it exciting, that feeling on some unconscious level that you could be that guy trying to get the puck in the goal or hit a home run. Women are much less likely to have that feeling about professional sports that are closed to them. On the other hand, I think that feeling of greater interest in my own sex is more of a first impulse rather than a lasting feeling. I think men and women can identify with each other, be interested in each other’s activities and be inspired by each other. It’s just not obvious at first. I’m guessing there must be studies out there regarding whether people have a propensity to be more interested in heroes of their own sex. Just based on my own experiences, I believe this tendency exists. I suppose one could think of it as subconscious sexism, but however one labels it, it is more of a problem for women due to the historic power differentials between the sexes. If my hypothesis is correct, young girls and women may be less likely to be initially attracted to certain fields in which there are very few women. That lack of initial interest may hinder the entrance into certain fields by women who might have enjoyed and thrived if they had given it a second look. Having forced myself to sit down and watch a few football games, I now appreciate the intricacies, the strategy and the drama of the game. I spent time totally ignoring football because I didn’t have that initial attraction to it. This subconscious sexism is also a problem for women. It means that men are less likely to be interested in what we think or what we have to say, and men are generally still in most positions of power in society and that could hurt women in general. As a result of my thinking about all this, I no longer scoff at the importance of female role models, especially in fields where women are underrepresented. I think this greater interest in one’s own sex doesn’t have to mean that men and women have will always be segregated by interests. Once the initial disinclination to identify with the experiences of the opposite sex is overcome, there is no reason that a woman cannot identify with Tom Brady or that a man cannot identify with Elizabeth Bennett in “Pride & Prejudice.” The key is to be conscious of and overcome one’s initial prejudices. Contact Elizabeth Marino at email@example.com.
Arts & Features
April 18, 2013
Photo provided by Joe Trapp
The Colgate Maroon-News
“The Threepenny Opera:” Colgate University Theater Revisits the Musical By Thomas Wiley Execuitve Editor
In The Light Joe Trapp
By Annie McNamara Maroon-News Staff
Senior Joe Trapp, a Buffalo, N.Y. native, was initially drawn to Colgate after speaking with Stuart Angert, a Colgate alumnus, about the benefits of a liberal arts education. Now, in his senior year, Trapp manages a double concentration in English and History while balancing his role on campus as Vice President of the Student Government Association (SGA). Trapp originally came to Colgate intending to follow a pre-med track. However, in his sophomore year, he began doing research for a law firm. He unexpectedly enjoyed it, and declared his majors in the spring of his sophomore year. Trapp will attend the University at Buffalo law school next year, where he was offered a research fellowship. “I’m lucky – I’m in a good school, I’ve got a job and am going back to a place that has great alumni, and is a cool place to live,” Trapp said. Outside of academia, Trapp first was encouraged to become involved in SGA by Matt Ford, the current SGA President. He applied for both the Budget Allocations Committee as well as the Executive Board, and was accepted to both. Having to decide between the two, Trapp chose a position on the Executive Board of the SGA, since he already was a member of Broad Street Association, a different finance committee. “Due to the nature of my position as SGA Vice President, I have the ability to have my hand in everything, but I have the flexibility to focus on what I really like,” Trapp said. A few committees that he currently serves on are the Academic Affairs Board, Campus Master Planning Committee and Campus Planning and Physical Resource Committee. “All of these [groups] have to do with how Colgate is going to look in the future” Trapp said. His involvement during his Colgate career in groups such as Brothers and the Leadership Options for Tomorrow (LOFT) program have lead him to think about what people with varying interests were looking for in Colgate, and how Colgate could meet these needs in years ahead. Trapp also revealed what he will miss the most next year when he will be away from Colgate. “Being able to walk home to a house of 30 of my closest friends – I’ll miss that sense of community.”
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The Colgate University Theater’s first musical production in several years begins with a street singer crooning to an unseen woman who he calls “babe” about the play’s hero, a smooth operator known as “Mack the Knife” who has a penchant for theft, womanizing and making inconvenient people disappear. That song was a hit when it was first released and was taken on by singers like Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. A swinging version by Bobby Darin even won a Grammy for Record of the Year. The University Theater’s production of The Threepenny Opera, a musical written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill and adapted to English by Marc Blitzstein, revels in the sordid schemes and compromised moral reality of its hero MacHeath, known as Mack the Knife. The Threepenny Opera, named for the London street performances that cost only a three-pence, and which first debuted in 1928 in Berlin, is based on a morality play told in paintings by John Gay called “The Beggar’s Opera.” Playwright Bertolt Brecht, in adapting
Stylin Beggars: A scene from Colgate University “Three Penny Opera.”
these paintings into drama, wanted his audience to confront the moral and social dilemmas of a simple beggar trying to make it for himself by the slippery ways of London’s underworld. It is a world populated by beggars, thieves, prostitutes and petty businessmen. The conflict revolves around MacHeath attempting to marry Polly Peachum, the daughter of a sleazy small boss in this underworld who then attempts to intervene. In his productions, Bertolt Brecht was known for his technique of “alienation,” which attempted to alienate and distance his audience from the action so that they might confront the social, political and moral forces at work in the action. This production, helmed by veteran Broadway director Eleanor Reissa, abandoned the alienation for a more integrated approach. The fourth wall of the stage was clearly broken (at my seat in the front row I was personally urged by an actor at one point to give to the poor.) This is a Brecht production that wants to pull us in and maybe even implicate us. The production had strong performances all around. Junior Joshua Jackson in the lead as MacHeath gave a performance that stood out as emotionally direct and vulnerable. This was a Mack the Knife who was less the slick manipulator and more of a person who was hostage to the societal forces, and the alluring ladies and wenches, around him. Senior Denny Gonzalez and sophomore Elyse McGrath turned in stand-out performances as Mr. and Mrs. Peachum. Both seemed to have fun in their roles and were naturals in their parts, as the morally bankrupt parents who, in their selfishness, do everything but give their daughter the protection she needs. This was both a first and last performance in University Theater for graduating senior Denny Gonzalez. Sophomore Katie Sotos played an unflappable Polly Peachum who from her innocence led us into the moral morass of the threepenny opera. The other roles of the beggars, wenches and crooked policemen who rounded out the production were played with spirit and a sense of fun. It was a very enjoyable take on the material. The music directed by Dianne Adams McDowell did a superb job at bringing a very orchestral score down to minimal and jazzy arrangements. First-year Jungmin Kang gave a strong interpretation of “Mack the Knife,” and senior Molly Frantzen also had a show-stopping solo number as she sang a scorned lover’s torch song to Mack. It was a production that should have all the notoriety of Mack himself. Contact Thomas Wiley at email@example.com.
E-Thrifting: How to Pop Tags Online By Austin Allen Maroon-News Staff
Even if we didn’t live in the middle of nowhere, we would continue to buy things online. The Internet is convenient and expansive. We buy clothes, printers, games, music, food and electronics. Name it and you can find it. Arguably the biggest benefit of online shopping is the low prices. You can find a tweed blazer for that “professors and schoolgirls” theme party for a cool $18 while you’re still wearing that button down and khaki combo from the previous night. I recently bought an Olympus PEN E-PL1 micro four-thirds camera with the lens included on Amazon for $202.99 instead of the $500 it cost originally. I even bought a 40-150mm zoom lens, usually $300, and an electronic viewfinder, usually $179, for a combined $315.67, bringing my total just $18.67 over what the camera alone would have cost me if I had bought it when it first came out. First released in 2008, the Micro Four-Thirds (MFT) system standard allows for a camera that is compact like a point and shoot while having better image quality and interchangeable lenses like a DSLR. Truth is, I wasn’t even looking to buy a camera when I bought the EPL-1 on March 10. Now, how did I get such a good deal on this camera without even trying? Sites like gdgt and Amazon have pricewatching features that allow you to track items for a long period of time. Back in the summer of 2009, Olympus released the PEN E-P1, its first MFT camera, and I wanted it. The styling of the EP-1, like many MFTs and all previous PEN cameras, harked back to 35mm SLRs and half-frames of the forties, fifties and sixties. However, the $800 price tag and no built-in flash or viewfinder made my
17-year-old heart sink. So, I logged on to gdgt.com and added the camera to my “I Want It” section. gdgt offers a few main services that work to push the site as a tech consumer’s ultimate guide. To help consumers gain information and perspective on specific products, each gadget page has six sections: reviews, specs, answers, discussions, buy it and 90-day price history. “Reviews” features a combination of critical reviews (from gdgt writers and other tech site writers) and user reviews, while the functions of the “Specs,” “Answers,” “Discussions,” “Buy It” and “90-Day Price History” sections are pretty analogous to their titles. gdgt also allows for users to save gadgets to their personal profiles into one of three sections: “I Have It,” “I Want It” and “I Had It.” Users can build up a personal collection of all of their past gadgets, and follow gadgets they want, getting alert emails when the price drops. gdgt ties in nicely with Amazon, which also allows its users to get price drop emails on all Amazon approved products. When I got an alert email this March that the EP-1 had dropped in price, I discovered that it listed a similar camera, the EPL-1, at a reduced price. I checked out Amazon, checked my savings and found that it was the right time to make a camera investment. While not perfect, price-tracking services can save you money on a wide variety of items. Austin’s Apps: Cloudmagic – free on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Kindle Fire and Web
(Chrome Web app; Extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari & Internet Explorer) Cloudmagic allows you to quickly search through all of your online services. You can connect your Google Account (Gmail, Google Chat, Google Drive and Google Apps), Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, Box.com, Evernote, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo Mail, Outlook.com, SkyDrive, Windows Account (Hotmail, MSN and Windows Live), Microsoft Office 3.65, iCloud, Aol, Mail.com and GMX. The service is extremely fast and is even faster then the proprietary Google Search on my phone. You can also download the extension, which provides three cool services: a toolbar shortcut, a collapsible floating search bar in Gmail and Google Drive and integration with Google Search. While searching on Google, relevant Cloudmagic results are displayed to the right of Google search results. Contact Austin Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 18, 2013
The Colgate Maroon-News
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The Colgate Thirteen and Swinging ’Gates Perform at the 2013 Spring Jamboree By Jaime Gelman Maroon-News Staff
The sounds of talented male and female a cappella resonated throughout the Colgate Memorial Chapel this past Friday night as the Colgate Thirteen and the Swinging ‘Gates performed for students, parents and faculty in their 2013 Spring Jamboree. Everyone in the audience was remarkably impressed with the high caliber of the singers’ voices in addition to the variety of music chosen for the concert, as evidenced by the roaring applause that was heard after each and every performance. The Swinging ’Gates opened their concert with the entire group singing a rendition of “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” in their sophisticated black dresses, snapping their fingers and letting their wonderful voices shine. The next song up was “St. Teresa,” soloed by senior Caitlin McCarthy, which was followed by senior Amelia Tidona’s version of “Fever.” The fourth song of the evening was one of my many favorites of the event: senior Ilona Haidvogel’s rendition of Dido’s song “White Flag.” Haidvogel’s hauntingly beautiful voice gave me goose bumps, and I think I enjoyed her version of the song even more than the original. The rest of the ’Gates’ performance consisted of three solos and one final group song. Senior Amanda Griffiths sang “Black Water,” followed by senior Samantha Weiss’s “Shark in the Water” and senior Erika Fritz’s “Gravity.” Their closing song of the evening was Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend,” sung by all members of the group, including some of the newest members, who were brought on stage at the end of the performance. The Swinging ’Gates had a wonderful last performance of the year, and the packed Chapel broke into applause after they finished. As difficult as it was to follow up such an amazing performance by the Swinging ’Gates, the Colgate Thirteen were fantastic as always, eliciting a similar positive reaction from the audience. Their set consisted of a number of solos by seniors with marvelous voices, including Joey Petracca’s mix of Paul Simon’s “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” and Vampire Weekend’s “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” Centner’s “Ain’t No Sunshine,” Hunter Hanson’s “Stitched Up” and Evan Hammond’s “No One’s Gonna Love You.” One of the solos that stood out the most was senior Yuni Sameshima’s execution of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.” Sameshima’s deep, powerful voice captured Sinatra’s song in an entirely new light. There was also a wonderful duet between senior Travis Larrison, who had no trouble hitting every note in the book, and junior Enrique CuUnjieng; the two sang a medley of “People Get Ready” and “Waitin’ on the World to Change.” About halfway through the concert Hammond began speaking about his Russian thesis in an attempt to be more serious, lest the crowd think that all the esteemed a cappella group does is joke around. However, the rest of the Thirteen did not allow him to speak for more than several seconds before, led by senior Kit Norris, they all descended into the crowd,
It is a testament to the Dischords’ popularity that despite starting their Spring Concert twenty minutes late, there was still a crowd of well over 50 people excited to see the performance. Even the Campus Safety officer sitting in the back was on the edge of her seat for the opening number – Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” which, fortunately, was much more musical than the video advertisement suggested. If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend it for the laughs; there’s a shrieking unicorn, a troublemaking boy up a tree and lots of leaves in junior Alyssa Sokol’s face. Just search “Dischords
Your Week in Preview
By Lauren Casella Maroon-News Staff
The Goo Goo Dolls The headliner of Spring Party Weekend 2013, The Goo Goo Dolls, will perform this Friday, April 19, from 7:30 to 10 on Persson Lawn. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Sanford Field House. facebook.com
Silent Disco Friday, April 19, after The Goo Goo Dolls performance, the Philanthropists at Colgate (PAC) House will be hosting a Silent Disco at 110 Broad Street from 10 p.m. until midnight. Bring your ’Gate Card in exchange for a pair of headphones. This Silent Disco is sure to be fun so don’t forget to stop by.
serenading one fortunate girl with the song “Come Go With Me.” The Thirteen also tried to be serious a second time when they sang the “Colgate Hymn,” but broke off into more jokes, eliciting laughs and applause from the audience. The final song of the evening, Stevie Wonder’s energetic “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” was performed by senior James Frankel. Frankel’s beautiful voice produced a great booming applause, both for his individual song and for the concert in general, which concluded the evening of spectacular a cappella performances. Contact Jaime Gelman at email@example.com.
The Dischords Display New Talent at Spring Concert By Lee Tremblay
Spring Concert” on YouTube. Sokol is lovely; the unicorn, not so much. Possibly my favorite part of the concert was the introduction of two new members, first-years Elena Aragon and Ben Kaufman, with a lyrical tribute to all of the Dischords members written to the tune of “Sky” by Joshua Radin. Not only were their voices perfectly matched for harmonizing, the lyrics were funny for the whole audience: “Logan [Kieg]/your hair is a-flowin’” and “Taylor [Lake]/swears like a sailor,” for example, or “We thought we were so cool/and then we went and met Drew [Hinman].” Kaufman was also the lead for a great arrangement of 3 Doors Down’s “Kryptonite,” singing as confidently as Superman. First-years Rachel Brown and “Mr. Cool” Drew Hinman himself were the lead singers for “Laws Have Changed” by The New Pornographers. Another memorable cover, disco song “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas, was led by sophomore Wesley Gross, with plenty of entertaining cameos from other members of the Dischords. Fake fights broke out around the circle of singers, with slow-motion karate chops and hops, and Brown and sophomore Justin Lannin had an epic duel center stage. A dance group would have been proud of the final formation, bright sunglasses and all. Lannin also starred, with a British accent, in a slightly crazed intro to “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba: “The truth is, I thought it mattered. I thought that music mattered. But does it? Bollocks! Not compared to how people matter.” It was representative of the energetic and upbeat night. From “I Knew You Were Trouble” to junior Mike Senatore’s “This Side” by Nickel Creek, every member of the group was clearly happy to be there, and never mind the loneliness or profanity in the songs. It didn’t hurt that the audience was enthusiastic about every single song – sometimes even before the song started. As soon as the diminutive Aragon started to walk up front to the microphones for “Young” by the Noisettes, the audience cheered so loudly it seemed they would overpower her before the song even started. The two new members summed it up best with their own line. “I thought my life was fine/then I found this quirky group of mine/’cause we’re singing here tonight.” Contact Lee Tremblay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From midnight until 5 a.m., an Insomnia Party will be held in the Parker Commons. This is the perfect option for staying awake all night and continuing Friday night of SPW well into Saturday morning.
Colgate Raider Run Join your fellow classmates on Saturday, April 20, at 12:00pm for a 1k run around campus. Meet at the Colgate University sign on the corner of Broad Street and Oak Drive. Entry fee for the run is the shirt (or pants, shorts, skirts, sweaters or jackets) off your back, so make sure to wear proper gear underneath. All clothing donations will go to Worn Again and the run will end at the Dean’s Brunch.
SPW Palooza On Saturday, April 20, the second night of SPW continues with Giants of Science, Jesse Marco and Fareoh. The fraternities and Blue Diamond Society (BDS) are sponsoring this Palooza. It begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until midnight on Persson Lawn. The rain location is Sanford Field House.
Live Music: Colgate Chamber Players As an alternative to the SPW festivities, the Colgate Chamber Players will be having a performance at the Barge Canal Coffee Co. this Friday, April 19. The performance will be held from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. The Colgate Chamber Players are a select group of advanced student musicians.
An Evening with Ron Paul The College Republicans, The Center for Freedom and Western Civilization, The Institute for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and the Budget Allocation Committee of the SGA are sponsoring “An Evening with Ron Paul” this Wednesday, April 24, in the Chapel from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The lecture is titled “Liberty Defined: The Future of Freedom.” Contact Lauren Casella at email@example.com.
April 18, 2013 The Colgate Maroon-News SPW “Palooza”: Saturday Preview Barge Favorite Rabbit in the Fareoh, Jesse Marco and Giants of Science Rye Releases First EP
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By Will Hazzard Editor-in-Chief
The Barge Canal Coffee Company welcomed a full house for Rabbit in the Rye’s CD release party and concert on Saturday, April 13. The show opened with a performance by Lauren Mettler and commemorates the local band’s first studio EP. Rabbit in the Rye, composed of guitarist Joe Mettler, bassist Alex Lavon and drummer Brendan O’Connor ’09, has been a staple at the Barge since their early beginnings as a group. The Barge was filled with students and villagers alike, eagerly standing and sitting to hear the band’s performance. “I came back from grocery shopping and heard them playing,” senior Emily Blease said. “I don’t regret it.” Few bands that play at the Barge have acquired the same level of admiration and devotion from fans that Rabbit in the Rye has, and their first EP has been much anticipated. “We’ve spent two and a half months on the album,” Mettler said. “We have a very forgiving audience here,” O’Connor said. “It’s good to try new stuff.” From beginning to end, each song was met with extensive applause and cheers from the audience, making an extremely small venue feel much larger. The band straddles the line between quintessential American folk and contemporary blues with a superb mix of proverbial lyrics, pounding bass lines and
creative drum beats that will keep you tapping your feet. Switching between acoustic and electric guitar and mandolin, the band has a sound that feels original, yet familiar at the same time. It is hard to ignore the unique presence the band has on stage as they sway and dance to the energy of their own creation. The band has a rare chemistry between its three members. “Brendan and I played music together for 10 years,” Lavon said. “Then Brendan met Joe and told me to move up here.” Each member builds off the other in a way that feels as if every song just came naturally to the three. Singing was shared between Mettler and O’Connor, but while each voice was unique, the music came from a single unit. It isn’t that each member isn’t talented in his own right, but on stage their collective force is greater than each on his own. It is no surprise as to why the band has so captivated its local fan base. “It’s important to keep live music alive in Hamilton,” Barge night manager Susan Pasachnik said. “These guys are the best.” “[The show] blew my socks off” masters student Britty Buonocore ’12 said. With a few songs recorded, the band is already looking toward future projects. “We’re going to keep touring, aiming to play some festivals and maybe get a full LP done by the end of the summer,” O’Connor said. Contact Will Hazzard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13 Beats of the Week
By Alan Dowling Maroon-News Staff
The Student Government Association (SGA) recently released the event lineup for the upcoming Spring Party Weekend and explained Saturday’s festivities simply as the “SPW Palooza.” My first inclination was to investigate whether or not that was actually a word. It’s not, but Urban Dictionary tells me that a “palooza” is essentially a really big party. Regardless, I overlooked the fact that SGA picked a silly name because all of Saturday, we’re going to get to see three exciting artists in succession: upcoming house-mixer Fareoh, NYC club DJ Jesse Marco and SPW regular Giants of Science. Let’s have a look at who will be gracing Persson lawn this weekend. First up is Fareoh. I’m personally really excited about Fareoh because he is essentially positioning himself as a sort of apprentice to prolific house DJ Kaskade. To a noticeable degree his melodic composition style is reminiscent of Kaskade’s, and Kaskade personally selected Fareoh to open for him on the support tour of his 2012 release “Fire and Ice.” Fareoh is going to be a great opener; likely you’ll be hearing a lot of remixes to pop songs for which you already know the words. That said, he is beginning to produce and write entirely original singles, and I’ll wager that he will try to slide his own material flush in with the bigger name remixes for which he has become famous. He’s definitely a solid choice for the first act. Jesse Marco follows, and he will be pretty impressive as well. His musical taste is fairly eclectic and his DJ and composition technique were well-developed from an early age. He made his appearance early on the NYC club scene – he was DJing clubs before he was old enough to legally buy drinks from them. He made a name for himself in that scene and then picked up a reputation for being a high-clout private DJ. He spins internationally and is accustomed
to the private-gig vibe. Still, since most of his experience comes from the club scene, there’s a lot of potential for an absolutely outstanding set. On the other hand, there’s always the chance that he’ll shrug us off as another private gig, come in, press play for a couple of hours, get paid and go home. How much an artist engages the audience, no matter how big or who that audience is, marks the difference between a talented studio producer and a truly great performer; this is especially true for DJs. Off the club scene, Marco knows this, and I expect a great show. He’s less pop-remix oriented as an artist and leans more substantially into progressive house than Fareoh does. He’ll play remixes, of course, but he also dropped two singles, “Daddy Cool” and “Superstar” in 2012 and 2013 respectively, both of which lived on Beatport for quite a while, so we also have that to look forward to. I also basically consider Marco to be the “main act” of the three, which somewhat makes me wonder why he’s playing second instead of last – scheduling reasons, perhaps. Finally, back for at least the third year running is Giants of Science. For whoever sticks around after Marco, this fourpiece unit will play a lot of ’80s and ’90s songs. I’m fairly ambivalent about them; to a large degree, cover bands are cover bands, especially generic ’70s-’90s ones. Such bands go onstage and from the beginning need to prove why they are better than other generic cover bands. This motivation can produce some excellent performances, but if they don’t, Giants could be pretty mediocre. All in all, it’ll be a good gig. Fareoh and Marco will drop solid house sets and Giants should be pretty entertaining as always, if nothing else. Come on out on Saturday. Enjoy the beer garden and whatever else you’re going to enjoy, dig some good music and, of course, have an SPW experience that justifies SGA’s usage of the word “Palooza.” Contact Alan Dowling at email@example.com.
6. “Boy Oh Boy” by Diplo & GTA When Diplo releases a track, it’s going to be good. He and one of my newer favorites, GTA, perfectly mix the Missy Elliot throwback with their usual Moombah dance beats. 7. “Incredible Hustlin’” by DJ Lick Had to throw one of my own in here. I mixed up a couple of songs and some samples, including one from Johnny Depp.
8. “Turn It Up” by Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, GTA, & Wolfpack I’d expect nothing less from these guys. This jam reminds me of “Epic” by Quintino and Silva. Enough said.
1. “Pour It Up (RL Grime Remix)” by Rihanna Though the original song is great for a party, by mixing the superstar’s recognizable vocals with a trap baseline, RL Grime does his usual by altering the snare and clap baseline as well as tweaking Rihanna’s vocals.
9. “California Energizer (MAKJ & Henry Fong Edit)” by Sander Van Doorn, TJR & 2Pac Henry Fong has been making a name for himself in the DJ world recently. He’s put out some great bootlegs like this one, mixing the recognizable classic beat from 2Pac with Sander’s new club jam “Joyenergizer.”
2. “Hoodrat Stuff (De Oro Trap Bootleg)” by Ian Carey The other day my friend brought up the classic YouTube video that De Oro samples here, which made me think of this trap jam. The drum roll and Afrojack-esque synth combo will get the party boppin’.
10. “Females Welcomed” by Trinidad James feat. Reija Lee The man that brought us “All Gold Everything” is back with this party song.
By Jordan Gorelick
3. “So Sophisticated (Steven V Remix)” by Rick Ross This bangs. The original song contains this awesome trap baseline, but Steven V’s reduced drops add a nice touch to the beat. 4. “Torrent (Aleski & A-Lectro Trap Remix)” by Sidney Samson This beat is more “festival-trap,” so save it for later in the night. Then rage. 5. “Crowd Ctrl” by Flosstradamus & DJ Sliink Get. This. Song. Floss consistently throws down jam after jam and DJ Sliink is rapidly up-andcoming. I love the sample from the movie “The Warriors,” which helps ignite the four crazy drops.
11. “I Love It (Solidisco Remix)” by Icona Pop The original song is on the tip of everyone’s tongue and on repeat on their iPods. Solidisco adds a funky element to the popular beat that is able to start up any party. 12. “Love On Top” by Beyonce I was probably asked to play this 30 times at the party I recently DJed. After playing it three times in a row at the end of the night, people continued to dance to the song as it was played off of an iPhone. 13. “Heart of Glass” by Blondie Never a bad choice.
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April 18, 2013
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Colgate Couture : Style Icons Every Guy Should Know By Alexis Manrodt Maroon-News Staff
Being a girl, I write a disproportionate amount of articles about fashion that can be applied strictly to the ladies. It wasn’t until a guy friend of mine recently called me out on ignoring the fellas that I realized a lot of dudes care about fashion as well. It shouldn’t have surprised me – looking around, it’s easy to see that Colgate is a very style-conscious campus. In an effort to appeal to the fashionable males on campus, and to help the less-fashionable ones as well, I’ve rounded up the most important style icons according to their fashion aesthetic: Dandies The dandy look originates from early nineteenth-century British culture, when dandies dressed in over-the-top, outlandish outfits that paid close attention to the details, textiles and cuts of each garment. The group was exemplified by the likes of Baudelaire, Byron and Oscar Wilde, who all desired to make fashion equal to art and political expression. Modern-day dandies similarly appreciate luxe looks. Simon Doonan, a bestselling author and the Creative Ambassador-at-Large of Barneys New York, is perhaps the foremost dandy of our day. Doonan’s style signatures are his multi-colored floral button-downs, which he wears with everything from velvet blazers and skinny ties to metallic leather jackets and tinted sunglasses. “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star and generally ridiculous human being Scott Disick has also gained a reputation in the fashion community for his dandy aesthetic. His propensity for wearing tailored suits on all occasions and his liking of ascots, pocket squares and walking canes make him the ultimate “neo-fop.”
Other modern dandies include reality star Brad Goreski, David Bowie and Tinie Tempah, dubbed “the dapper rapper” by many media outlets. Wildcards Like dandies, wildcards always dress to impress, but it’s sometimes hard to tell who exactly they’re trying to appeal to. Johnny Depp is perhaps the best example of this phenomenon. Having adopted the pirate chic of his mentor Keith Richards, Depp arrives at any red carpet in a clash of patterns and colors, wearing literally countless numbers of scarves, necklaces, rings and other trinkets. On the other end of the spectrum, international blogger Bryanboy routinely mystifies fashion folks with his inventive fashions. Whether wearing wraparound sunglasses, sequin suits or ladies’ lace-up shoes, he is guaranteed to always be the best and wildest-dressed no matter where he goes. Another style wildcard is Pharrell Williams, a rapper-producer who has also started two successful fashion labels, Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Clothing. Pharrell has a knack for combining Mod-style suits with an edgy hip-hop aesthetic. He is just as likely to show up in an argyle sweater and straw fedora as he is to sport an oversized fur coat and tuxedo that would give James Bond a run for his money. Classics When thinking of icons of classic fashion, names that come to mind often belong to old Hollywood. But you don’t have to channel Cary Grant or Fred Astaire to look classic; instead turn to their contemporaries like James Dean and Steve McQueen, who understood that the power of a simple white v-neck and Levi’s was just on par with a top hat and tails. Actors like George Clooney and Ryan Gosling embody the
new kind of classic look, as they pair designer items like Persol sunglasses with dark-wash denim and cardigans. For the release of his newest album, Justin Timberlake revamped his casual look to be more polished, with the main changes being his newly smoothed-over hair and custom Tom Ford suits. J.T.’s “Suit and Tie” collaborator Jay-Z often does a take on the classic aesthetic, favoring a uniform of jeans and a leather jacket during the day and classic suits at night. Jay is in touch with his inner dandy as well, as evidenced by the oversized sable ushanka hat he wore to President Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Contact Alexis Manrodt at email@example.com.
Allez, Cuisine! – Hungarian Galuska
By Claire Littlefield and Emma Ellis Maroon-News Staff
Depending on where you’re from, Frank Dining Hall’s periodic pierogi days may be the closest you’ve gotten to real Eastern European food. And that’s a shame. Because it’s safe to say that no one (except for maybe the American South) does comfort food quite as well as Eastern Europe. As a cuisine, it’s simple, rich and carb-y, so it’s well-suited to helping you fight off a stubborn Hamilton winter. This week we’ll teach how how to make Hungarian galuska, an ideal recipe to fix this gap in your culinary knowledge. One of the hallmarks of Eastern European food, and the only semi-unusual component of this dish, is “kielbasa” sausage, which is as close to real Hungarian csabai kolbász as you’re going to get at Price Chopper. It’s slightly smoky and spicy, and sort of like the best hotdog there ever was. It’s a perfect complement to the subtle sweetness of the galuska, but you could substitute just about any sausage you like. Maybe not hotdogs though. Kielbasa aside, galuska really could not be any simpler. It contains exactly two key ingredients: egg noodles and cabbage, both of which you can get at Price Chopper for under two dollars. It’s cheap, simple, filling and versatile (without the kielbasa, it would be a perfect side dish for pork chops with apple sauce or roasted chicken). But most importantly, it’s a delicious dish with two ingredients that are hard to mess up, which we all know is a college student’s dream come true. Serves: 3-4 Ingredients: 1 head of cabbage 1/2 package of wide egg noodles 1 14 oz package of kielbasa (or a different sausage, but we highly recommend keilbasa) 2 Tbsp butter (or olive oil if you prefer) 1/2 tsp salt Pepper
Process: 1. Cut the hard core out of your cabbage, and then cut it in half. 2. Slice the cabbage into strips about ¼- to ½-inch wide (it doesn’t have to be precise). 3. Melt two tablespoons of butter in the bottom of a large pot over medium heat, and then add the cabbage, salt and a few grinds of pepper. Give it a stir to distribute the butter and seasoning. 4. Turn the heat down to medium low and cover the pot. 5. Cook until the cabbage is tender and golden brown, stirring every ten minutes or so. This will take a while (at least half an hour to 45 minutes), but your patience will be rewarded. 6. Fill another pot with water and bring it to a boil while the cabbage is cooking. 7. When you have declared the cabbage pretty much done, add your egg noodles to the boiling water. 8. Start cooking your kielbasa in a large frying pan. When it’s firm and beginning to brown, you can slice it into 1/2- to 3/4-inch disks and then reintroduce them to the pan for additional browning. 9. After the egg noodles are cooked, strain them and then combine the noodles with the cabbage. 10. Remove the galuska from the heat, and taste to see if you need more salt and pepper. 11. Serve with the kielbasa. Bonus Points: Like most Hungarian food, this dish goes well with sauerkraut. If you brown some in a pan with butter or oil, it will be delicious with your galuska. You can also put a twist on the classic by adding a sliced onion in with the cabbage or, if you’re feeling especially unorthodox, substituting the cabbage for bok choi. In either case, the cooking method remains the same, so it’s an easy way to add variety without adding much to the complexity or to the cost of the dish! Contact Claire Littlefield at firstname.lastname@example.org and Emma Ellis at email@example.com.
American Idol: Dropping in Ratings and Talent With Season 12 By Annie McKay Maroon-News Staff
When “American Idol” first premiered in 2002, no one could have expected the enormous impact it would have on media and culture. The show has not only discovered stars like Grammy Award winners Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, but it has created the mold for competition-based, fan voting reality shows such as “The Voice,” “The X Factor,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” This season, however, ratings have dropped to an all-time low, leading us to wonder if the show that has had such an instrumental impact is on its last legs. “American Idol’s” ratings for season 12 have been dismal. This year’s premiere was down 20 million viewers from the show’s peak premiere, which brought in 37.44 million viewers. “Idol’s” February 27, 2013 episode was viewed by a mere 13.3 million people, the lowest total viewership since 2002, before the show had an opportunity to take off. By March 21, 2013, the show was down 50 percent from its premiere date. Now in April, the show is well outside of the top 10 shows, a spot it has never occupied in its run history. There are several different possible reasons for this sharp decline in ratings. For one, the show is in its twelfth season. No show in the history
of television has been able to stay number one for that amount of time. Although ratings have been slowly declining since season eight in 2009, season 12 has had the most dramatic drop in ratings by far. Another reason for the show’s decline was the departure of two of “Idol’s” most polarizing judges: Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul. Cowell, known for his brutal honesty and witty judgments of contestants, was a crowd favorite. His absolute lack of empathy and the ease with which he insulted people was extremely entertaining to audiences. Abdul was polarizing because of her apparent lack of intelligence and rumored substance abuse. Cowell and Abdul worked off each other’s antics in a way that made the judges’ table just as entertaining as the singing itself. When those two left, the show went through several other replacements, including songwriter and producer Kara Diaguardi, comedian Ellen Degeneres and singers Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Jennifer Lopez. None have come close to being as interesting and fun to watch as Cowell and Abdul. The current judges on season 12 are Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. The four, especially Minaj, are blamed for the sharp decline this season has taken in ratings. Jackson, the veteran from the beginning, is solid, but audiences are growing tired of him. Urban is likable, but
far too nice; he makes us miss the brutality of Cowell. Producers have tried to capitalize on the very public feud between Carey and Minaj, hoping to bring some entertainment back to the judges’ table, but all it has done is push audiences away. The two divas, Minaj more so than Carey, are completely obnoxious and detract from the show. The producers’ idea of advertising this feud has completely backfired. With these new judges has also come an easing up on the contestants, leading to a decline in the talent. When Cowell was on the show and willing to rip a contestant to shreds if they didn’t perform up to his expectations, the performances were at a much higher caliber. Now, the judges are far too positive and let mediocre performances pass for great ones. Because of this decline in talent shows like “The X Factor” and “The Voice” have a shot, because there the quality of talent is still high. With season 12 coming to an end in May, it will be interesting to see how much longer the show lasts and if it has any hope of a resurgence. With the way it’s going, however, from a production and talent standpoint, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the cancellation of the show within the next couple of years. Contact Annie McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Colgate Maroon-News
April 18, 2013
S.P.W. 2013 Friday, April 19 Goo Goo Dolls: 7:30-10:30 p.m Perrson Lawn Silent Disco: 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. PAC house Insomnia Party: 12:00-5:00 a.m. Parker Commons Men’s Tennis Patriot League Tournament: All Day
Saturday, April 20 Raider Run: 12:30-2:00 p.m. Oak Drive Entrace Deans Brunch: 1:30-3:00 p.m. Whitnall Field Virgin Slushies: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Wellness Center Inflatables for Charity: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Whitnall Field SPW Palooza (Fareoh, Jesse Marco, Giants of Science): 6:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Persson Lawn
Gate Out and Tailgate: Tyler Field Men’s Tennis Partiot League Tournament: All Day Softball-Colgate v. Lafayette: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Eaton Street Field Women’s Lacrosse-Colgate v. Lafayette: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Tyler Field Men’s Rugby Alumni Game: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Academy Field
Sunday, April 21 Newman Community BBQ: 1:30-3:00 p.m. Taylor lake Mocktails and Kosher/Halal BBQ: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Jewish Center
Be Safe Everyone!
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Students Work to Bring Dance Program for Academic Credit By Sarah Chandler Maroon-News Staff
With the recent submission of a proposal for a global dance professor, the possibility of Colgate having a dance program for academic credit may become a reality. The proposal, which was submitted by Professor and Chair of the English Department Jane Pinchin and Professor of English and Director of University Theater Adrian Giurgea, is currently awaiting consideration from Provost and Dean of the Faculty Douglas Hicks. If approved, the University will begin accepting applications for a dance professor in the upcoming semester. This proposal has largely been pushed by a group of dedicated students who have formed the Dance Initiative and have been working to create some sort of dance curriculum at Colgate. Seniors Emma Satchell and Michelle White, juniors Jill Goltzer and Chloe Holt and sophomore Danielle Iwata have been leading the charge and want to provide
other students who are passionate about dance more opportunities to pursue it in the classroom. Their vision includes possibly creating a dance minor at Colgate and integrating it more into the University’s culture with an academic aspect. “We aren’t looking for a conservatory … it would be great if we could have practice-based classes but it also would be good if we could incorporate dance into the CORE Curriculum or have it cross-listed with different disciplines, but we do want to carve out an actual dance curriculum,” Goltzer said. These students are confident that dance could easily be incorporated into the classes currently offered at Colgate. “We were thinking that dance could cross-list with film and media studies, and there could be a class in which students study how dancers are portrayed in film and in the media, such as in Bollywood,” Goltzer said. “There could be an alignment or kinesthetics class that could be cross-listed with biology and relate to
health. There could be a History of Dance class or a religious studies class on the importance of dance to certain religions and cultures. The possibilities are really endless.” The Dance Initiative, of which Goltzer, Holt, Satchell, White and Iwata are leaders, has been hard at work mounting a campaign in order to increase student and administrator support for an academic dance program. A movement to create a dance program has been in the works for several years but has made the most headway this year. Iwata has largely been spearheading the effort, starting a video and photo campaign online to help show that dance is a part of everyday life at Colgate. The group has also met several times with President Herbst, Dean Nelson and Dean Brown. In addition, the Initiative drafted a letter stating their goals and intentions and sent it out to professors and alumni. They have received largely positive results, getting supportive feedback from over 16 professors and several alumni.
Broad Street Records Fosters Musical Talent at Colgate By Kerry Houston Maroon-News Staff
Founded by four seniors in 2009 as a way to unite musicians on campus, Broad Street Records (BSR) has expanded to become a group on campus that boasts over 50 members and organizes at least 10 events each semester aimed at fostering a positive campus-town relationship through a mutual love of music. BSR’s first main event was Gatestock, a music festival in the fall semester that showcases many student and local bands. Despite it always hailing or raining on the day of the festival, over 700 people from both Colgate and the Hamilton community now attend this annual event. Co-president of BSR senior Caitlin Grossjung has been instrumental in expanding BSR. Involved in BSR since her first year, Grossjung and other dedicated BSR members have worked to develop a wide variety of events since the first Gatestock. The group now hosts “Jam Sessions” every month and often organizes shows downtown at the Barge Canal Coffee Company. Christmas caroling with musical instruments and Valentine’s Day “Serenadagrams” are just two of BSR’s seasonal hits. Last weekend, BSR collaborated with “WeeFunk,” WRCU and SCOPE for a concert at Delta Upsilon fraternity. BSR also recently collaborated with Poetically Minded for an event that over 40
people attended and its members are looking forward to similar collaborations in the future. “Things have really taken off this year in terms of fostering this musical community,” Grossjung said. One of the group’s main goals is to provide students with the opportunity to find other musicians. BSR has a master list of the musicians at Colgate and works to connect others searching for musicians for various events and performances. “We set up showcases for artists and we connect venues with artists – Donovan’s now has more music than ever before,” Grossjung said. Many BSR members also appear on Grossjung’s weekly BSR radio show that she began her sophomore year. “BSR is the face of the singer/songwriter community here at Colgate and gives a voice to all the individual musicians here who otherwise might not have an opportunity to showcase their talents,” first-year and member James Carino said. One of the biggest obstacles BSR faced was its lack of a practice room for its musicians. This past fall, Grossjung joined Thought Into Action Institute (TIA) and was able to connect with alumni and other mentors to discover a sound-proof room under the archway of Drake Hall. Obtaining permission to use this room and transform it into a practice studio has been a huge accomplishment for BSR. Continued on SE-2
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and we danced: A dance program for academic credit is in the works due to high popularity of the art among Colgate students.
Photo Submitted by Jill Goltzer
The Oz Project Builds Confidence in Children through Music, Dance and Drama By Hannah Fuchs Maroon-News Staff
The Oz Project, an arts-based program for children of all abilities, works hand in hand with the Colgate community. Students enrolled in Assistant Professor of Educational Studies Sheila Clonan’s Education 332: Disability Difference and Inclusion class as well as 12 additional Colgate volunteers assist with the Oz Project this semester. Serving children
in the Hamilton, Sherburne, Madison, Morrisville and Cazenovia areas, the Oz project uses music, dance and drama games to encourage children to build self-expression, confidence and positive regard for others regardless of their individual abilities. The drama activities are designed to promote belonging and social connection. Clonan describes the value of this program for children in the local community. Continued on SE-2
lights, camera, action: Every year, Colgate students in Education 332: Disability, Difference and Inclusion, work with local children to perform a shortened version of “The Wizard of Oz.” colgate.edu
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April 18, 2013
Proposal Submitted for an Academic-Credit Based Dance Program Continued from SE-1
“It is so important to be persistent about it because we don’t want to lose momentum … We have to show [the administration] that we are very passionate and believe in this and want to make it a reality,” Satchell said. The student body has been supportive as well. The Senate of the Colgate Student Government Association (SGA) unanimously passed a resolution supporting the expansion of an interdisciplinary program that would allow students to minor in dance. In addition, the desire to create such a program was included in the platforms of both candidates for SGA President. “This may not be something that people recognize, but I believe that the activity with the highest participation is dance,” Holt said. “I can’t think of another sort of broad extracurricular or volunteer organization at Colgate that involves as many students or with which there is as much student interest. Athletics is huge as well, but dance is different and often appeals to a different range of students. Dancefest is also the biggest, most popular event of the year. I think now the administration is starting to see that there is a lot of interest and support, hopefully that will factor into their decision.” For White, the fact that there is so much extracurricular excitement and passion for dance factored into her decision to come to Colgate. She also said that it has been one of the most meaningful parts of her college experience. “I think that what makes Colgate unique is that it is a small liberal arts school with so
many resources and Division I Athletics and those are some of the reasons I came here,” White said. “You have that big-small school feeling. But at the end of the day, we are a liberal arts school and I know we turn [off] students who find out that we don’t have a dance program and have very little support. It’s embarrassing.” In her research, Iwata came across a startling statistic. Of the 17 other liberal arts colleges ranked above Colgate by U.S. News and World Report, only three do not have a dance program. One of these schools is Navy, but the other two are part of College Consortiums and therefore have access to dance programs and extensive facilities. “It is disappointing that Colgate doesn’t have a dance program,” Iwata said. “The fact that we have dance performance opportunities is pretty rare but it could be more academically based. The extracurricular student passion for it is something that we want to keep but we think that that will only grow stronger with an academic program as well.” One issue in adding a dance program, and also a problem faced by current dancers, is the lack of space. The two studios in Ryan and in Huntington are always in demand and make it hard for students to find space to practice. “We are often sharing space with the Theater Department and that can present some challenges … sometimes students in Theater will be sewing costumes and leave needles on the floor of the studio by accident which presents a problem as we dance in bare feet,” Satchell said.
Education, Theater and Service Converge in Educ 332
young thespians: Colgate students participate in a service-learning project to work with local children through music, dance and drama. colgate.edu
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“Many children who are differently abled have relatively few recreational activities available in these rural towns, which is why we draw from such a wide area,” Clonan said. “The Oz Project provides a safe and positive environment to learn about and appreciate difference.” Through the Oz Project, Colgate students in EDUC 332 are able to directly apply classroom knowledge. In class, the students study theory such as differences in social development, inclusion, drama and other inventions, and enact it through the planning of their own weekly workshop program. The students serve as group counselors and with the children every Wednesday and see first hand how to facilitate positive social interaction in a situation of diversity. Senior Jeanie Sauter, an EDUC 332 student, explains that though the class is rigorous, it is
refreshing to put material into action, and to do something for others. “For once we are able to go into the community and help others while helping to better ourselves,” Sauter said. Clonan speaks of the great mutual opportunity for both the children and Colgate students. “The children love the opportunity to be with Colgate students,” Clonan said. “Additionally, participating Colgate students learn the value of ‘giving back’ to the community through this incredible undertaking, and work very hard to make a positive impact on the children and community in this intensive service-learning project.” As a culmination of the group program, the Oz Project children will perform a shortened version of the “Wizard of Oz” on Sunday, April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Palace Theater. Contact Hannah Fuchs at email@example.com.
White also stated that the recent announcement that the University is putting millions of dollars into building a new hockey rink is disappointing because of the work and improvements that are still desperately needed in the current dance studios. “It’s kind of a slap in the face when we could use just $10,000 for new spring floors in order to prevent injury and help absorb some of the shock to our legs from dancing,” White said. “It’s about safety … right now it’s dangerous. Spring floors prevent injury and shin splints. It’s not even that we are asking for a state-of-theart facility, we are just asking for some safety precautions. We are in college doing what we love … it would be nice to have a little more support.” Currently there are several extracurricular programs and groups for students who want to get involved with dance. There are several dance groups, including Groove, Dance Team, Shock, Fuse, Ballroom Dancing and Belly Dancing club. For these groups, Dancefest, which takes place each semester, is the culmination of all their hard work and a way to perform and showcase their skills for the student body. Dancefest has grown over the years and now includes over 24 acts with over 240 student participants. It usually fills the Memorial Chapel. Last semester, there was also a beginner ballet gym class offered for physical education credit, but that was cancelled this semester due to a lack of student sign ups. In lieu of this,
a group of students have marshaled together funds from parents and alumni to hire their own dance instructor from Hamilton to teach advanced classes twice a week. Although the class is very popular and has over 20 students, it is not sustainable because of its reliance on donations, according to Satchell. The possibility of having a dance program has been met with support in the Theater Department. “The Theater Program has worked hard this year to bring dance opportunities to campus,” Assistant Professor of English in the University Theater Christian DuComb said. “In the fall, with the support of the Colgate Arts Council, we presented a concert by Grupo Krapp, an Argentine dance troupe, in Brehmer Theater. This semester, we are offering a studio course in modern dance taught by Professor Elaine Heekin of Hamilton College. And next week, we are hosting two workshops with Amy Smith of Headlong Dance Theater, which are open to the entire community.” For Goltzer, dance is something that has changed her life and defined her time at Colgate. “There are some of us who have done [dance] for our entire lives and are really passionate about it and there are other people who have never tried it but who have gotten really into it from their experience here,” Goltzer said. “It’s something new to try, it’s another opportunity to expand and explore and that’s what’s college is about.” Contact Sarah Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“You know people are dedicated to bring the arts when you have at least 10 people at every meeting saying ‘let’s do music everywhere we can’,” senior and co-president of BSR Caitlin Grossjung said. One of BSR’s key strengths is its youth; its members are primarily first-years and sophomores who are excited about continuing to expand the club. Anyone who is an artist on campus can join BSR, yet many of the group’s members serve primarily administrative roles. “Without a doubt, joining BRS has been the best decision I’ve made since choosing to come to Colgate. Being a musician myself, it has been fantastic to work alongside other musicians and BSR officers to organize different events that could showcase all different genres of music … People don’t even know how much work we are all putting in. The opportunity to be vice president with a leader like Caitlin has been amazing and I’ll be sure to do my part to keep this group growing and expanding on campus,” first-year and co-president of BSR Dylan Guistra said. BSR is excited about the launch of its new website, which is expected to be up by the end of this semester, will enable the group to better advertise its various musical groups and connect musicians both on campus and in the Hamilton community. BSR is also hosting a Silent Disco as a part of the Spring Party Weekend events. “If you’re a musician, we want to give you the opportunity to perform … They’re really bringing the arts back to campus. When I came here, there was no musical community. Four years later, I can say I know most of the musicians on campus,” Grossjung said. Contact Kerry Houston at email@example.com.
rockin’ out: Every year, students and community members admire the musical talents of Colgate students at the BSR-hosted event ‘Gatestock.
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April 18, 2013
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Changing the Paradigm: The State of the Arts at Colgate
By Denny Gonzalez Class of 2013
The arts are hardly appreciated here. People don’t know where to find them. Typically, students always associate this abstract notion of “art” with the “ugliest building on campus,” more formally known as the Dana Arts Center. Where? Case in point. For the most part, students don’t know where art is, nor do they ever make a fully conscious decision to seek it out. Colgate provides us amazing artwork, musical and dramatic performances by award-winning professionals, and we aren’t made aware of them unless we’re registered in a CORE class with an art history or film & media studies professor, at which point we are mandated to attend them. The psychological effect this induces doesn’t warrant stimulating conversation, nor does it encourage students to be more invested in what the arts have to offer. As a result, the arts become synonymous with a class, which is thereby associated with a grade, and stress. Art is not supposed to stress students out. An aesthetic experience is one in which your senses are operating at their peak. When you’re present in the current moment. When you are resonating with the excitement of this thing that you’re experiencing, when you are fully alive. That is not stress. It doesn’t matter, though. Colgate students, apart from those involved in some way – either as part of an organization or team, as a major or as friends of students who are involved – generally do not concern themselves with the arts. Or athletics, for that matter. Besides Dancefest, a Homecoming football game or an event sponsored by numerous groups trying to make a statement, attendance at these events is low. As a solution to attract more students to come to more events, Colgate will spend millions of dollars on “state-of-theart” arts and athletics complexes that could go to make Colgate need-blind, or enhance the individual departments that need the funding. That means nothing if the space is going to be empty; we need an audience. Colgate’s overwhelming
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that piano-shaped building: While Colgate has fantastic facilities for the arts, only a small proportion of students currently take advantage of them.
desire to follow other great institutions almost contradicts the statement on the heading of the website that proudly declares that Colgate is a leading liberal arts university. That problem takes root at two levels: the individual and the systemic. There seems to be relatively little transparency between the administration’s desires and the students’ wants, as made evident by the current stirring controversy about the event registration process. This doesn’t strictly apply to this one incident. Colgate prides itself on its community, on the people who care so much about this place that they are willing to converse on these sorts of subjects together. To become a leading liberal arts university instead of a following one, we’re going to need to have more candid dialogue, having every voice heard and, above all, considered. Just like in theater, which is a collaborative art where the director, cast and crew (to generalize) are a team who work with each other to create something worth viewing. My main outlet throughout my time here has been theater – studentproduced theater, more particularly. Masque & Triangle has presented me with
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numerous opportunities for stage performances, albeit on a much smaller scale than some others have done, as well as be mentored by other students and professors to have these performances “hit home.” I have learned an incredible amount from working with them independently, and I do wish I had had the chance to take more classes. However, if Colgate’s theater department is to grow and compete with other liberal arts colleges of equal or greater caliber, dialogue must take place. What strengthens departments is a willingness to cast aside the need to be artistic and not merely to the great tradition of Western theater, because heralding that sort of heritage prohibits any sort of telos. We run the risk of becoming too narrow-minded, and that bars students from investing more of their energies into producing amazing shows – and greater learning on everyone’s part, which is, after all, the goal of an education at Colgate. For example, this semester was the first in a while that University Theater produced a musical. And the number of students from Masque & Triangle who were involved was at a record high. That says something. We are more than willing to work with University Theater. But, in the end, what I feel University Theater needs to do is find out what the students want to do with theater, and vice-versa. Facilitation. Conversation. Dedication. These three elements, I feel, will help build bridges in at least one department of one branch at Colgate that is seriously lacking dynamism. As for the others? Substitute “theatre” for “fine arts.” Or “music.” This is what I mean by changing the paradigm. Perhaps, though, that is merely naïve optimism that I share on my way off this stage I call Colgate. Contact Denny Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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April 18, 2013
Faculty Spotlights in the Art Department
Professor of Drawing & Painting Lynette Stephenson By Riana Lum Class of 2013
When Art and Art History Professor Lynette Stephenson enters the classroom, most eyes are drawn to her shoes. Boots, clogs, wedges, heels – she has them all. Rarely does she wear the same shoe two days in a row. Stephenson brings a fresh style to the classroom, in regards to both fashion and teaching. Stephenson received her BA from Northwestern State University and her MFA from Georgia State University. She began teaching at Colgate in 1998 after having taught at Jackson State University.
“I lived in the South for a number of years, from graduate school on, and I wanted to move to the Northeast after 13 years of teaching in Mississippi,” Stephenson said, describing what attracted her to Colgate. “I liked the idea of moving to a small town. Although, I do think I’m a city person at heart. It was just so quaint in Hamilton. I really did like the smaller, community environment – where students are here all the time.” While drawing and painting are her specialties, Stephenson also teaches Practice and Theory, a studio class focusing on the basics of art. “[My favorite part about being a professor is] when I see students who get it.
Who I know really have it – those that by the time they graduate they almost feel like fellow artists. It’s working with a student on that level. The best thing is working with colleagues to get students to that point. We know we can brag about them! To even art school colleagues or artists – they’re amazed,” Stephenson said. In the fall semester, Stephenson was on sabbatical and held two artist residencies. One was with the Golden Foundation and the other with the Horned Dorset Colony, both located in central New York. “[It] was a really interesting experience to work, to live in a place where
you’re given studio space and you get up, and everyday your only concern is painting. I listened to audio books and just painted all day. It was an interesting experience to just be concerned about your work ... it really gave me a chance to flesh out ideas I had been thinking about,” Stephenson said. Not only is Stephenson focused on her own practice as a painter, she also cares a great deal about her students. “They always pop in my head: I should tell such and such this and this, thinking of different things I should tell them,” she said. Contact Riana Lum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor of Photography
By Quincey Spagnoletti Senior Photography Editor
Associate Professor of Art and Art History Linn Underhill received her MFA from Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, N.Y. in 1982. She has been working at Colgate for the past 19 years and has enjoyed being around her students. “I love watching how scared they are in the beginning and how confident they are at the end,” she said. When asked what else she likes about Colgate, she mentioned her colleagues. “I love working with these people, they are really great,” she said. You have probably seen her around campus with her camera taking candids of anyone and anything that intrigues her. This is because Underhill is currently working on a photo-diary piece about everyday things. “I like the everyday things, they keep the earth below my feet, and that’s me,” Underhill said of this work-in-progress. Underhill is inspired by artists from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries and found pinpointing one favorite artist to
be very difficult. “That is very, very hard to answer. I don’t have a favorite or five favorites. I have a lot of favorite artists,” she said. Underhill especially enjoys the work of 19th century French photographer Nadar, who is known for his portraiture as well as Dorothea Lange from the 20th century, whom Underhill studied with in the beginning of her career. Underhill mentioned Cindy Sherman, Robert Frank and a handful of other photographers as well. When asked what she thinks the most important thing to learn while trying to become an artist she, her reply was simple: “patience.” Continuing with further advice. Underhill added encouragement for those who plan to enter the art world. “Finding out what you want to do and doing that. Just stick with it. Everyone has to struggle, people who stick with it are the ones who succeed. It’s more important than talent, just stick with it,” Underhill said. Contact Quincey Spagnoletti at email@example.com.
Above: Underhill, center. Below: Underhill, at right.
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April 18, 2013
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Professors in the Arts
Professor of Drawing & Printmaking Lynn Schwarzer
By Alanna Weissman Assistant Arts & Features Editor
Almost anyone who has taken an art class at Colgate is familiar with Professor of Art & Art History and Director of Film & Media Studies Lynn Schwarzer. Schwarzer, who teaches drawing and printmaking, was in charge of this year’s group of senior studio art concentrators. “It was wonderful. I had a great time,” Schwarzer said of teaching senior projects. “They were a great group, and they really congealed and helped each other become better studio practitioners. It was very exciting to see them take hold of their own work and take it to places that neither they nor I expected it to go. They just made me very proud.” In addition to teaching at Colgate, Schwarzer is also pursuing her own studio work.
“I just completed a piece at the Munson Williams Proctor Museum of Art in Utica that is part of an ongoing series titled ‘Field Notes,’” she said. “It’s a very eclectic research project that examines the history of knowledge. I research historical encyclopedias, anatomy books and the history of communications technology, and then I select images that I redraw in the vernacular of their original, so some look like 1950s encyclopedia entries and some look like fourteenth century engravings. Then I put those back together again in a digitally printed 17-foot-long mural.” As a longtime member of Colgate’s Art & Art History department, Schwarzer also has strong opinions as to how the arts have the power to influence the campus community, as well as how they are received. “Always bigger and always better, I think,” Schwarzer said regarding the arts’ reach on campus. “There’s optimism, but on the more trou-
bling side, there’s been some vandalism of art here. The state of the arts at Colgate has tremendous promise, but it has to have the respect of the campus.” Schwarzer also added that there is room for the department to grow, as well as to collaborate with other disciplines. “We now have exciting plans for a new center for the visual arts – we also need a creative and performing arts center and we should have a dance program,” she said. “We should have better support and physical spaces for our musicians and performers.” In the meantime, Schwarzer is optimistic not only for her own work, but that of all the artists at Colgate, for whom she has high hopes. “Artists are always pushing envelopes, and sometimes society catches up later. That’s the nature of being an artist,” Schwarzer said with a smile. Contact Alanna Weissman at
“field notes” mural: 42 x 17 Digital Print on Rives B.F.K. Paper.
Various Senior Art Projects Reviewed
By Jackson Leeds Maroon-News Staff
Last week the Art and Art History Department hosted its annual reception for seniors and their final projects. In addition to the theses that the students wrote, there was an exhibition of student art projects, ranging from photography to installation art to mixed media projects. Thea Traff exhibited a series of photos displaying the world with visual harmony and serenity. Her photos are similar to artist Andreas Gursky’s in the way their simple compositions allow for a meditative experience. Most of her photos display a satisfying visual symmetry and force the viewer to see the world in a different way. In Jacqueline O’Neill’s large, square oil paintings, there is a significant amount of attention paid to the surface of the painting and how brushstrokes and texture appear on the canvas. According to O’Neill, surface is one of the main considerations
that shape our experience of the natural world. Her paintings eroticize the idea of texture and make us think differently about the potential of the canvas. The rubber hands and feet by Savannah Brown are perhaps the single most terrifying objects on her entire canvas. Stacked in an eerie pile, the hands and feet are accumulated in the corner of the room. The way in which the fake body parts descend from the upper corner of the ceiling is creepy, but also visually interesting from a compositional standpoint. This piece is almost like a waterfall of brutal depictions of hands and feet, which are likely to overwhelm the viewer. Sarah Basset’s work is similar to Brown’s in the sense that it is creepy and related to the body. The objects she creates and places in the corner of Clifford Gallery look like limbs, but up close can be seen to be stockings filled with sawdust. The other sculptures Bassett places above the “limbs” on the floor are more organic and simply beautiful, as opposed to disturbing. Lizey Burkly showcased paintings that
are abstract, colorful and dependent on patterns. The canvases are large, which allows one to see the details of each pattern she has created. The paintings have a tribal feel similar to the works of the late Keith Haring, but also are somewhat mathematical like those of Sol Lewitt. There were also some interesting papers presented. In her thesis, Morgan Roth discussed the impact of the fashion industry on modern art and the popularity of the Alexander McQueen show at the Met. The paper was one of the few that dealt with contemporary art, while others focused on less recent issues. The seniors should all feel extremely proud of their work, as the creation of studio art and authorship of art history theses such as theirs is not a feat to be taken lightly. Although the quality of their work is intimidating, it also serves as an inspiration for students at Colgate, even to those who do not love art. Contact Jackson Leeds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SE-6 Special Edition
April 18, 2013
Senior Spotlights in the Arts Filmmaker Garrett Wilkes
By Maggie Grove Maroon-News Staff
Garrett Wilkes, a studio art major with a concentration in video, has immersed himself in Colgate’s artistic community since first arriving at Colgate in 2009. As an original filmmaker, the Connecticut native’s minor in Film & Media Studies has propelled him further in his filmmaking endeavors. Wilkes first got involved with filmmaking at Colgate during his first year in back-toback video art courses with Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Art & Art History and Film and Media Studies John Knecht and an introductory Film & Media Studies course with Professor Alice Lovejoy. “Those are the courses that got me started,” Wilkes says of his interest in filmmaking. He describes his film style as “mostly non-narrative abstract [film] and experimental video.” Now, Wilkes has just wrapped up his senior Studio Art show. On April 10, he showcased two projects in Little Hall: a five-channel video installation, which played out on five different screens, along with an experimental short video that was shown in Golden Auditorium. “One of my favorite parts of creating video art is having a hand in the entire production process. Everything from lighting and shot composition, to editing and sound design interests me, so I’ve made sure to learn as many techniques as possible in order to work effectively on all aspects of a project,” Wilkes said. The thrill of seeing an original project through from start to finish is what Wilkes claims to be one of the greatest joys of filmmaking. Wilkes is also involved in the musical side of the artistic spectrum, as the music
director for the Colgate Resolutions, a co-ed a cappella group on campus with a diverse performance repertoire. As for life after Colgate, Wilkes already knows the path he hopes to follow. “I’ll be pursuing a career as an independent artist after graduating from Colgate,” he says. Surely we’ll be hearing great things from him soon. Contact Maggie Grove at email@example.com.
Musician Corin Kinkhabwala
By Alanna Weissman Assistant Arts & Features Editor
Though Corin Kinkhabwala, from Pelham, N.Y., is now an accomplished musician, his involvement in the arts at Colgate is an unlikely one. “I originally came to Colgate with the intention of majoring in physics,” Kinkhabwala said. “Colgate ended up being my choice because of the new science building and the gorgeous campus. I wanted a liberal arts experience, however, because I had interests in other things and I didn’t want to only study one field.” Kinkhabwala pursued his longtime musical interests – he began playing the piano in the first grade and can also play
double bass, guitar and sing – and ultimately declared as a music concentrator with an emphasis in composition. For his senior project, Kinkhabwala is writing a string sextet, an ambitious endeavor. “It’s influenced by Schoenberg, specifically ‘Verklacht Nacht,’” Kinkhabwala said. “Honestly, my goal for this piece is to have a product that I’m proud of and am able to eventually hear live. It’s pretty similar in style to my string quartet, which ended up being played by the Dover String Quartet and winning the Lorey Music Prize.” Though Kinkhabwala also cites Chopin and Ravel as influences for his piano pieces, he can do more than just classical music; he also has played in bands and experimented with pop and rock. “I have about 10 songs written and five recorded,”
Actress Dani Solomon
Photo provided by Dani Solomon
By Cambria Litsey Arts & Features Editor
Dani Solomon didn’t come to Colgate to become an actress. The Rancho Palos Verdes, Cal. native originally got involved with the arts by joining Masque & Triangle and taking
Kinkhabwala said. “I love ragtime music so a lot of my pop/rock songs have a rag-feel to them.” Much as Kinkhabwala arrived at Colgate as a scientist and ended up being a music concentrator, he encouraged other student musicians to take advantage of all the school has to offer. “The arts at Colgate often go under the radar and a lot of talent can go unnoticed by most of the student body,” Kinkhabwala said. “Even though there aren’t too many music majors, the faculty and facilities available to them are excellent. We have so many musicians here at Colgate and I just wish more of them took some of the music courses here because they can improve on the musicianship and knowledge behind what they are doing or trying to do.” Contact Alanna Weissman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictures provided by Corin Kinkhabwala
classes in the theater department. Now, the physics and theater double concentrator can boast serving as vice president of Masque & Triangle and writing her own play. “I wasn’t sure that I wanted to be a theater major when I got to Colgate, so I got involved with Masque & Triangle student theater, but [Visiting Assistant Professor of English in the University Theater] Simona Giurgea’s Basic Acting class also piqued my interest in University Theater, so I’ve kept one foot in each camp ever since,” Solomon said. Colgate has a relatively unique arts-oriented community in that it is relatively small and close-knit. “There’s the opportunity to try your hand at every role you could imagine,” Solomon said. “And the students along with the faculty will support you so long as you believe in your idea. Right now I’m directing a play called “Soup” that I’ve written myself. University Theater faculty has been there to advise me at every roadblock I’ve encountered, and I don’t think a bigger school with a bigger department could have given me the same guidance for such a large endeavor.” In addition to her extensive role in the theatrical arts of campus, Solomon serves as the president of the Physics Club, co-founder and president of the Mantiphondrakes, a Community Leader and a belly dancer in Dancefest every year. After graduating, Solomon hopes to pursue a career in either playwriting or directing, although she would also like to continue with her first love – acting. To anyone on campus interested in theater, Solomon offers some advice. “If you are the least bit interested in theater when you arrive at Colgate, just jump in the pool and don’t be shy,” Solomon said. “Do not pass up opportunities to be a part of productions or to make one yourself. When you get into the real world, it will be 10 times more difficult to make the creation of art a main part of your life, so start now, when the theater is literally at your doorstep.” Contact Cambria Litsey at email@example.com.
The Colgate Maroon-News
April 18, 2013
Special Edition SE-7
Professor and Senior Spotlights in the Arts
Painter Abi Conklin By Emily Kress Arts & Features Editor
Hailing from Wellington, Ohio, Abi Conklin has been involved in the arts at Colgate on multiple levels. Concentrating in studio art and Japanese, Conklin attributes many of her memories from Colgate to her involvement with the arts. This year, Conklin has spent much of her time working toward and on her senior project. “[It] stemmed from my personal journey and is literally a depiction of my relationship with myself,” Conklin said of her work currently on display in Little Hall’s Clifford Gallery. She also founded the Arts!Initiative, a club intended to bring the arts to a wider audience at Colgate, making them accessible at every level of artistic experience. “I started Arts!Initiative my sophomore year with the hopes of generating more student interest – and there is – but I believe it would have taken somebody with a lot more time than I had to truly make it a successful venture,” she said. Aside from her involvement with
Arts!Initiative, Conklin has found the Art & Art History Department to be one of her favorite parts of her Colgate career. “I love all the art professors I’ve ever had and their impact on my life and education cannot be understated,” she said. “As well, the friends I’ve found through my arts endeavors have been unspeakably inspiring and motivating for me as a student and as an artist, but most importantly as a human being.” Despite these highlights, Conklin admits some disappointing aspects she has seen in her experiences. “It destroys me that while we work on building new athletic facilities – two while I’ve been at Colgate – funding for the arts continues to be cut and the lack of exposure and appreciation and respect by much of the rest of the Colgate community,” Conklin said. In light of these obstacles, Conklin encourages determination and perseverance for aspiring artists. “Keep on it. If you really want it to happen, it will. And don’t deny what’s in your gut. It’s where all the best and most thoughtful art comes from,” she said. Contact Emily Kress at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photographer Thea Traff By Hadley Rahrig Maroon-News Staff
“What attracts me to photography is that it captures the moment in a very simple, pure way. It’s a very tangible grasp of the fleeting world,” Thea Traff said. Originally from Wisetta, Minessota, Traff was drawn to Colgate by the overwhelming sense of community she experienced during a reunion weekend. She began her college experience as a philosophy major, but realized that she could transform her studio arts minor into a major in order to pursue her greater interest in photography. “It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Philosophy and studio arts work well together,” she explains. Traff describes the amazing sense of community within the arts department, enriched by the closeknit group of friends she gained in her two-semester seminar. The department includes students that specialize across the different mediums but she asserts that the diversity keeps things interesting. Traff explains the benefits of the many art history requirements included within a studio arts major. “Exposure to art history has really supplemented my art practice,” she said. Thea Traff’s exploration of photography and art expands beyond Colgate. Her study abroad experience in Milan, Italy, was a music program filled with “quirky opera students.” It was through this program that she fell in love with Da Vinci. Furthermore, this past summer Traff worked as a photo intern for The New Yorker where she did photo research and worked directly with editors and photo commissioners. “The coolest experience was being with the commission photographers that came into the office every day,” Traff said. “It was incredible to sit down
with them and the editors to see how their work could be applied to the magazine. It was a really intellectual work environment.” Next year, Traff hopes to apply her love for photography to a career as a photo assistant or within a photo department of the media. This year, Traff employed these experiences to her own aesthetics in her senior project, featuring a series of minimalist photographs titled “Vast Landscapes.” “I have a very minimalist aesthetic and a very formal eye, so my photographs are very very simple,” she adds. Her photographs include pictures of landscapes and a series of four show a long exposure painterly technique. This project depicts Traff’s affirmation of her specific artistic vision and style. Traff describes her discovery through “Vast Landscapes,” by asking, “Do my photographs with little in them have any meaning?” “If I trust my gut in my aesthetic it will tell more about myself rather than I think about the meaning beforehand and let that drive my content. It will be less true to my eye and my intent.” Contact Hadley Rahrig at email@example.com.
Professor of Sculpture DeWitt Godfrey By Annie McKay Maroon-News Staff
Associate Professor of Art and Art History Dewitt Godfrey is settling back into life in Hamilton after spending the last year on sabbatical. During that time, Godfrey, who
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teaches sculpture, was kept extremely busy through several large projects and a trip to Japan with the Colgate study group. Outside of his duties as a professor, Godfrey is a sculptor who is known for his large, steel, public installations. The first project Godfrey did while on sabbatical was a commission for Lexarts in Lexington, Kentucky. The piece, called “Concordia,” was installed in June 2012 atop of the Lexington Laundry Co., and leans against the taller wall of the Downtown Arts Center, resembling architectural buttressing. The 14,000-pound sculpture contains 15 steel cylinders. “Culture and community, they support each other; you don’t have one without the other,” Godfrey said of his installation. “If there’s symbolism in this, that’s what it is.” “Annie Leibovitz (photo.).” -Molly Fox ’16
Later in the summer, Godfrey finished two other projects. One, called “Lincoln,” installed at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in July, is composed of 80 cylinders and is his largest sculpture to date. The second, “Space Invaders,” was installed at the Lehman College Fine Art Building. “Space Invaders” is made up of cylinders that wrap in and around the structure of the lower level of the building. In the fall of 2012, Godfrey lead Colgate’s Japan study group for the first time, where he taught a course on gardens in Kyoto and a comparative culture class. Godfrey lived in Japan with his wife 25 years ago, so he found the chance to revisit for a semester to be a very enjoyable experience. Since being back at Colgate, Godfrey continues to work on a project with Charles G. Hetherington Professor of Mathemat“Ansel Adams (photo.).” -Thao Pham ’14
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ics Tom Tucker, Slovenian mathematician Tomaz Pisanski and Daniel Bosia of the engineering firm AKT in London. Working off of their grant from the Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute, the four are collaborating on a project that serves as a melding of math and design that will be installed in the stone courtyard outside of the Ho Science Center. Godfrey and Tucker also collaborated on a sculpture called “Tucker’s Group of Genus Two,” which can be seen now in the basement of the Ho. Godfrey is also happy to be back at Colgate in time for the senior projects. “It’s always an exciting time of year. It’s an anxiety-producing and thrilling time of year,” Godfrey said. Contact Annie McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Billy Joel (musician).” -Ben Aldrich ’15
By Quincey Spagnoletti Senior Photography Editor
Who is your favorite artist?
“Avril Lavigne (musician).” -Molly McKennan ’16
“Andrew McMahon (musician).” -Brynn Hinnant ’15
“Salvador Dali (painter).” -Anna Proios ’16 All photos by Quincey Spagnoletti. Contact Quincey Spagnoletti at email@example.com.
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Women’s Tennis Has Best Season Ever: S-3
Spotlight on Bob Cornell: S-4
Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in the MLB: S-6
NBA Season Awards: S-7
Men’s Lacrosse Crushes Lafayette with Killer Second Half By Spencer Serling Maroon-News Staff
With a one-goal deficit going into the second half, the Raiders exploded and scored 10 goals to propel themselves past the Lafayette Leopards in Easton, Pa. With their 14-10 victory, the Raiders ensured themselves a berth in the Patriot League playoffs with one league matchup remaining. The Raiders started the game off quickly with junior Jimmy Ryan scoring his 15th goal of the season off an assist from first-year Eric Foote only two minutes into the game. Three minutes later, sophomore Matt Clarkson scored an unassisted goal to put the Raiders ahead 2-0. The Leopards responded, scoring their first of the game halfway through the first quarter, but tough defense from both
teams kept the score at 2-1 going into the second quarter. In contrast with the first quarter, the Leopards were the first ones on the board, tying up the game just 34 seconds into the quarter and added another at just under five and a half minutes to take the lead. Sophomore Ryan Walsh scored his 29th goal of the season 49 seconds later, however, to tie back up the game for the Raiders. After two unanswered Leopard goals, senior Peter Baum scored his 31st goal of the season to reduce the Leopard lead going into half. With the Raiders down 5-4 going into the second half, senior leader Baum ensured his team would not be defeated without a fight. After delivering a halftime speech to inspire his team, Baum came out and scored just 23 seconds into the second half off an assist from Ryan. This was the first of four Raider
goals within the first two minutes of the second half, as Baum would score another followed by netted goals from Foote and Walsh. The Raiders quickly erased their halftime deficit and gave themselves an 8-5 lead. The Leopards, however, were not willing to go away and scored three unanswered goals to tie the game. The Raiders responded, and finished out the quarter strong with Foote and junior Brendon McCann scoring unassisted goals to put the Raiders out in front 10-8. The fourth quarter began with the Raiders in the lead and junior defenseman Bobby Lawrence quickly added to the lead, scoring his first of the season 36 seconds into the game. Lawrence’s goal as well as his eight ground balls on the day led to him being named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. Shortly after, Foote scored his third goal of the game
and fifth of the season to extend the Raiders lead to 12-8. After two Leopard goals to cut the Raider lead to 12-10, McCann scored two goals off assists from Baum and Ryan to end the game for the Raiders, giving them a 14-10 victory. The offensive explosion in the second half carried the Raiders to victory, as Baum, McCann and Foote all recorded hat tricks for the Raiders. Baum took a team high 11 shots, while Walsh was just behind him with eight. Senior Robbie Grabher was strong in the face-off circle, winning 20 of 27 face-offs. Junior Conor Murphy was strong in net, making seven saves. This coming week, the Raiders host the Bucknell Bison on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Andy Kerr Stadium, the last of their regular season Patriot League matchups. Contact Spencer Serling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Colgate Maroon-News
April 18, 2013
Softball 2-2 In Two Doubleheaders Against Holy Cross By Catherine Lewis Maroon-News Staff
The Colgate softball team won two of four games this past weekend in Worchester, Massachusetts against Holy Cross to improve to 7-5 in Patriot League play. The Raiders split each doubleheader on both Saturday and Sunday against the Crusaders. After being shut out for a 1-0 loss in Saturday’s opening game, Colgate bounced back for a 5-2 win Saturday afternoon. The Raiders were led by junior Haley Fleming, who went 2-for-7 on the day with two runs, two RBIs and her second homerun of the season. Hot-hitting first-year Mariel Schlaefer added two hits and two RBIs during Saturday’s games. Additionally, senior Alana Dyson, junior Eileen Ornousky, and first-year Marisa Dowling all scored runs for the Raiders. Senior captain Courtney O’Connell, who pitched Saturday afternoon’s entire game, got a 1-2-3 final inning to secure her fifth win of the season. O’Connell gave up seven hits and only two runs while recording six strikeouts during her time in the circle. “We had another great pitching outing from Courtney [O’Connell] in the second game and the top of my order did a much better job of getting on base and making things happen for us,” head coach Melissa Finley said. In Sunday’s opening game, the Crusaders were first to get on the scoreboard when they earned a 2-0 advantage in the bottom of the first inning. The Raiders tried to rally in the top of the second with consecutive singles by juniors Tera Vaughn and Ornousky, but Colgate was unable to bring them home. The Raiders didn’t find their bats until the sixth inning. With one out, Schlaefer hit a solo homerun to left field to
cut the Cruasders lead to 2-1. The next batter, senior captain Emmie Dolfi, earned a walk before fellow senior Natalie Siedhof reached first due to catcher’s interference. Holy Cross managed to get the second out of the inning, but a single hit by Vaughn to center field tied the game by bringing first-year Alex Gadiano, who had come in to pinch run for Dolfi, in to score. Up next, Ornousky then tripled to right field to score two crucial Raiders’ runs. Her hit brought both Siedhof and Vaughn home and gave the junior her first triple of the season. In the bottom half of the inning, O’Connell came in to relieve first-year Brigit Ieuter. She finished out the last two frames without giving up any runs or hits. Ieuter captured the win after pitching five solid innings, striking out five, and giving up only two hits and two runs. In Sunday’s second game, Holy Cross once again got off to a quick start, taking a 1-0 lead after the first inning. The Raiders, struggling for a chance on offense, tried to equalize in the top of the fourth after Dolfi reached base on an error. With two outs Vaughn hit a single to left field, advancing Dolfi to second. Unfortunately, Colgate was unable to capitalize and failed to bring either Dolfi or Vaughn home. In the bottom of the fifth, Holy Cross added another run to extend their lead to 2-0. The Crusaders were able to hold onto their lead through the remainder of the game to split the day’s doubleheader with the Raiders. After this weekend’s split, Colgate finds itself tied for second place with Holy Cross in the Patriot League standings. Up next, the Raiders will be hosting Lafayette for another doubleheader this weekend at Eaton Street Field. Both doubleheaders are set to start at 12 p.m.. Contact Annie Schein at email@example.com
SHOWDOWN: The Raiders faced off against the Holy Cross Crusaiders last weekend. They ended with a split record, but Colgate recorded more total runs. Bob Cornell
Women’s Lacrosse By Annie Schein Sports Editor
After an early deficit, the Colgate women’s lacrosse team fell 12-6 to Navy this weekend while on the road in Annapolis, Md. Raider senior midfielder Amanda O’Sullivan led the Raiders offensively with a pair of goals, but also managed to make an impact on defense with two caused turnovers and two groundballs. Senior attacker Katie Sheridan and junior midfielder Alison Flood also stood out on offense, each tallying a goal and an assist. Despite the 12 goals scored by Navy, sophomore goalie Jennie Berglin had her best game of the season making an impressive 10 stops and tallying five ground balls. Overall the defense had a successful day, forcing 12 Navy turnovers. Just over three minutes into the game, the Navy Midshipmen advanced to a two-point lead. However O’Sullivan cut the deficit to one after an unassisted goal just minutes later. Navy scored again but Colgate was able to respond and keep Navy’s lead at one with a goal from first-year midfielder Lauren Gorajek after a feed from Sheridan. However, Navy managed to score two back-to-back goals, which brought their lead to 5-2. After a wrap-around goal by senior
attacker Brooke Flanagan, the Mids went on a three-goal scoring streak that put Colgate behind by five goals with five minutes left in the half. Flood slid one past the Navy goalie to make the score 8-4, but Navy responded with another goal and the teams retired from the field with a score of 9-4 Navy. The Raiders came out with fire in the second half, controlling the field until the final minutes of the game. Navy earned one goal to make the score 10-4, but Colgate was able to cut this six-point deficit to four with goals from O’Sullivan and Sheridan with 15 minutes left to play. O’Sullivan then had another opportunity to chip away at Navy’s lead with a free-position shot, but it went wide. However, the Raider defense stepped it up and kept the Mids off the board for 17 minutes thanks to three saves from Berglin. Still, in the final minutes of the game Navy scored two more goals, clinching their 12-6 win. Despite this tough loss, the Raiders are still contenders for the two remaining spots in the Patriot League Tournament. The team will take to Tyler’s Field to battle Lafayette for tournament spot on Senior Day at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Contact Annie Schein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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April 18, 2013
Men’s Tennis Falls to Army in Final Match By MATT WASHUTA Maroon-News Staff
The Colgate men’s tennis team closed its regular season competition with a home match against Army dedicated to the team’s four senior team captains. However, the Raiders couldn’t upend the upstart Black Knights, and the match ended in a 4-1 loss. Army entered the match undefeated in Patriot League play and looked to finish the regular season undefeated. Still, the Raiders did not give Army a quick victory with several players fighting for every set point. In doubles play, Raider juniors Luke Gensburg and Bobby Berkowitz battled for a victory against Army senior Rashad Shelton and first-year Austin McCasin. The Raider duo bested the Black Knights 8-6 in a long, hard-fought match to earn the lone match point for the Raiders. In singles play, the Black Knights swept the Raiders. Still, each match was not easily won as the Raiders presented many challenges for the Black Knights. Before ultimately losing, Berkowitz contended Shelton for each set point and wouldn’t relent. Berkowitz stayed strong throughout the match but he ultimately lost a closely contested match 7-5 in the first set and 6-4 in the second set. Gensburg also played in a tough match against Black Knight junior Asika Isoh, the reigning Patriot League Player of the Year. Throughout the match, Gensburg fought mightily to keep pace with one of the Patriot League’s top players and remained competitive. Gensburg’s efforts caused Isoh to struggle to close the first set, as Isoh won a tough first set by a narrow 7-6 margin. Gensburg still wouldn’t give up on the match as he fought hard in the second set. But Isoh’s abilities
bested Gensburg resulting in Isoh’s 6-3 vicotry to claim the match win. Colgate senior captain Alec Goldstein also played in a competitive match against Black Knight first-year Caison Best. Goldstein faced tough competition in Best, and the two dueled throughout the match. The first set was well-fought with the two opponents fiercely battling for each point. Ultimately, Best won the first set by a close 7-6 margin. Goldstein was going to need the second set to be able to keep his chances of winning alive. However, Goldstein came up short again as Best rallied in the second set to win 6-2 and secure another point for the team score. Meanwhile, sophomore Alan Pleat faced Black Knight sophomore Alex Van Velzer. Going into the match, Van Velzer
was one of the best players in the Patriot League and earned first team all-Patriot eter aum League accolades as a first-year the year Men’s Lacrosse before. Pleat had his work cut out for him in facing one of the premier players in the conference. Pleat was determined to upend Van Velzer but struggled to keep pace as the Black Knight ran away with the lead in straight sets winning by a 6-3 margin in both sets. The loss sends the Raiders to a fifth place finish in regular season play, and he win gives Army its sixth undefeated Patriot season in program history. The Raiders look forward to hosting the Patriot League tournament this weekend with a redemption match against their Hometown: Portland, Ore. rivals the Bucknell Bisons. Contact Matt Washuta at Concentration: Geography email@example.com. Why Peter? Peter has led the men’s lacrosse team to unprecedented success. He has won numerous awards including Patriot League offensive player of the year, Tweaaraton Award, and is an All-American.
MN: This season had two games in big venues with impressive audiences, what is it like to play in that kind of atmosphere? PB: Playing at both Citi Field and M&T Bank Stadium in the same season was a really exciting opportunity for our team and I think we really enjoyed it. Any time you get to play on TV, and in front of family and friends in an atmosphere like that, it’s a pretty special experience, and one I think everyone will remember for a long time. Also, we were fortunate enough to get wins in both venues, so that was great as well.
WRAPPING IT UP: The tennis men faced undefeated Army in their final match of the season. The Knights maintianed their record, beating Colgate 4-1. Bob Cornell
Women’s Tennis Has Best Season Ever, 11-5
Finishes With Win Over SUNY Cortland By Liza Sawyer Maroon-News Staff
IN IT TO WIN IT: The Raiders will enter the Patriot League Tournament next week after a win over SUNY Cortland. Bob Cornell
Women’s tennis had a very impressive showing Monday, April 15 against the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons. This year’s women beat Colgate Women’s Tennis’s all-time record with their 11-win, five-loss standing. The women started the mid-afternoon match well, with skillful displays in all three doubles matches. The duo of junior Kelsey Shea and senior Merideth Rock brought the heat against their Red Dragon competition, earning a decisive 8-1 win. Junior Alex Petrini and sophomore Kelsey Wanhainen followed suit, with an impressive 8-0 defeat. Finally, firstyear Jennifer Ho and senior Jackie Finn claimed the third spot with another smooth 8-0 conquest. With the adrenaline from the formidable doubles point win still pumping, the Raiders began their singles matches. In the first position, Shea battled
through the first set, coming out on top 7-5, and handily won the second set 6-0, getting a win on the board early on. Wanhainen, in the second spot, handily crushed her Red Dragon opponent in a 6-0, 6-2 matchup. Ho, Rock, and first year Katie Grant all slammed their Cortland competition in the third, fourth and fifth spots, respectively. None of these women gave up a single game in their first outdoor match. Sophomore Olivia Rauh played her first match of the spring season in the sixth spot, and overpowered her opponent, 6-0. “To finish the regular season 11-5 was a good turn around from last season and that is a testament to our depth and attitude this year,” head coach Bobby Pennington said of the team’s accomplishments this season. The Raiders will hit the court again on April 26 for the Patriot League Tournament, hosted by Army in West Point, N.Y.. Contact Liza Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MN: The team started off strongly but has lost its last two league games, what do you have to do differently in order to finish the season on a high note? PB: This season has certainly had its challenges, but with our win this past weekend against Lafayette we have clinched a berth in the Patriot League Tournament, which is always a major goal of ours. I think with Bucknell coming in this weekend for our Senior Day, we have a great opportunity to make a statement heading into the tournament. A win would be huge. We have to have great weeks of practice down the stretch and stay together, I think those will be the keys. MN: As 2012’s Tewaaraton Award winner, how did you look to improve this year after such a successful season last year? PB: Winning the Tewaaraton Trophy a year ago certainly put a bullseye on my back, and I think my plan going into this season was just to keep working hard like I always have. That’s all you can really do in sports and I think I’ve done a good job of staying focused despite the ups and downs of the season thus far. MN: How does it feel to have broken Colgate’s scoring record this season? PB: Breaking the Colgate goals and points records this season really means the world to me. This is a tremendous program, with a very bright future, and I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed my time here with some fantastic teammates, and hopefully we will leave a lasting impression. MN: What are your personal and team goals for the remainder of the season? PB: I think having won the Tewaaraton Trophy a year ago, personal accolades are really at the back of my mind. My goal for the rest of this season is for this team to win the Patriot League Tournament and hopefully advance in the NCAA’s as we did last year. That is always the goal from day one, and our goals are still in front of us. Interviewed by Annie Schein
The Colgate Maroon-News
April 18, 2013
Athletics Spotlight: Bob Cornell
Why Bob Cornell? Bob Cornell is the former Athletic Communications Director and currently takes photographs of many Colgate sporting events. In light of the arts special edition, we featured the person who is responsible for caputring Colgate sports’ best moments. MN: Your photographs are used in publications like the MaroonNews, the Mid-York weekly, Colgate’s entire online presence, and even some national publications. Does it make you proud to see your work utilized in so many ways? BC: I’ve never done sports photography for any personal benefit. I’m glad my photographs are good enough to be used. I think my main reason for doing this is to give Colgate a little more exposure throughout the area and occasionally, nationally. MN: How does viewing a sports game from behind the lens differ from viewing it as a
regular spectator or as a Athletic Communications director? BC: One of the things you do as a spectator is you follow the ball, or follow the puck. You follow the action. With sports photography you have to know where the ball is going to end up. Let me give you an example: a corner kick in soccer. You wouldn’t focus in on the person taking the kick–you’d focus in on the goal. That’s where possibly a goal or maybe a great save is going to take place. If you’re doing a softball game and you have a runner on second, well, you have the possibility of maybe a single driving in a close run at the plate. You watch what’s going on out of the corner of one eye, but you’re also focusing in your camera in the area around home plate. That’s where the action is going to end up. You have to have knowledge of the game and anticipate where the ball is going to be. MN: So your knowledge of sports due to your times as Athletics Communication director has definitely helped you with your photography? BC: Absolutely. I have covered everything from your big sports to your more obscure sports at three colleges for over more than 40 years. MN: What are the challenges that accompany sports photography? BC: Being the amature that I am, and I really am an amature, one
of the biggest challenges I face is indoor photography, because of lighting issues. Starr Rink, Cotterell Court, and particularly Sanford Field House are all poorly lit for photography. In Starr Rink, for example, all the lights are at different heights due to the rounded ceiling. Some of the pennants they have hanging down there block the lights, so lights only show in one direction, because the flags were put up after the lights were there. In Cotterell Court the lights have all different wattages, some are way up, some are way weaker and get a red tint to them. So depending on where you are, you can get light bouncing off the floor. Outdoors is much easier. Well even outdoors can be tricky. A day when there is more cloud coverage is better than a sunny day actually because of working with shadows and, you know, things like that. Definitely indoor photography has been the hardest learning curve for me. If you want to get into sports photography, you really need to leard to shoot indoors. MN: Any final thoughts? BC: Just that I’ve had a lot of fun doing this. I hope it’s benefitted Colgate Athletics and helped out a lot of different ways with the websites and all different publications. It’s been great for me in retirement because it keeps be out of trouble. Interviewed by Belle Stepien
SNAG THAT SHOT: Sports photographer Bob Cornell said of his work, “A picture, to me, is worth a thousand words.” Bob Cornell
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The Colgate Maroon-News
April 18, 2013
SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS Patriot League Standings Men’s Lacrosse Team League Overall Lehigh 5-0 9-4 Bucknell 4-1 10-3 Army 3-2 7-4 Colgate 3-2 8-4 Holy Cross 2-3 6-7 Navy 1-5 3-9 Lafayette 0-5 3-9
Women’s Lacrosse Team League Overall Navy 5-0 14-1 American 5-0 7-8 Holy Cross 2-3 6-9 Lafayette 2-3 8-7 Colgate 2-3 7-7 Lehigh 1-4 4-11 Bucknell 1-5 4-11
Men’s Tennis Team League Overall Army 6-0 16-6 Lehigh 4-2 15-5 Navy 3-2 15-11 Bucknell 3-2 13-7 Colgate 1-4 7-10 Lafayette 1-5 5-11 Holy Cross 0-3 1-10
Women’s Tennis Team League Overall Army 6-0 19-4 Navy 4-1 22-4 Bucknell 2-2 7-11 Colgate 2-2 11-5 Lehigh 2-3 5-13 Holy Cross 0-2 3-6 Lafayette 0-5 4-8
Softball Team League Overall Lehigh 9-3 23-14-1 Holy Cross 7-5 13-19 Colgate 7-5 12-20 Bucknell 6-6 13-24 Army 5-7 20-19 Lafayette 2-10 8-29
Raider Action: This Weekend
Raider Results: Last Week
Thursday: 2:30 p.m. Softball @ Marist 4:30 p.m. Softball @ Marist Friday: All day Men’s Tennis Patriot League Tourament @ Colgate Saturday: All day Men’s Tennis Patriot League Tourament @ Colgate 12:00 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse vs. Bucknell 1:00 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Lafayette Sunday: All day Men’s Tennis Patriot League Tourament @ Colgate 12:00 p.m. Softball @ Holy Cross
Men’s Lacrosse: Colgate 14, Lafayette 10 Women’s Lacrosse: Navy 12, Colgate 6 Softball: Holy Cross 1, Colgate 0; Colgate 5, Holy Cross 2; Colgate 4, Holy Cross 2; Holy Cross 2, Colgate 0 Men’s Tennis: Army 4, Colgate 1 Women’s Tennis: Colgate 7, SUNY Cortland 0
April 18, 2013
The Colgate Maroon-News
Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in the MLB By Ben Glassman Maroon-News Staff
We are just two weeks into the 2013 MLB season, but headlines already abound. Injuries have played a key role thus far, as a multitude of stars including Jered Weaver, Jose Reyes and Zack Greinke have been sidelined in the early weeks. As is the case with any sport, there have also been a number of early-season disappointments, as well as pleasant surprises. From sluggers hitting at historic percentages to former all-stars looking like less-than-competent minor-leaguers, the first two weeks have seen it all. With that, I present the first installment of “Who’s Hot and Who’s Not” right now in the MLB. Who’s Hot: Atlanta Braves: Sure, six of their 11 wins came in sweeps of the lowly Marlins and Cubs, but Atlanta also swept divisionfavorite Washington and took two of three from Philadelphia. Justin Upton has been absolutely amazing for his new squad, and new starting catcher Evan Gattis has filled in beautifully after the departure of Brian McCan. Additionally, Paul Malholm is pitching at an epic pace, having won all three of his starts while allowing no runs and just 11 hits in 20 innings. The rest of the rotation has allowed just 18 earned runs over 54 innings, and the whole team appears to be firing on all cylinders. The Braves are an intimidating team right now. Boston Red Sox Starting Rotation: Boston’s starting rotation finished 27th out of 30 teams last year with a 5.19 ERA. Now, they boast the American League’s lowest earned run average at 2.07, and have a 5-2 record, 1.18 WHIP and .221 BAA. Clay Buchholz is 3-0 with a 0.41 ERA and 23 strikeouts and John Lester is 2-0 with
a 6:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The back of the rotation remains a little troublesome as John Lackey has been put on the disabled list. However, Alfredo Aceves and Ryan Dempster could shape out to be legitimate No. 3 and No. 4 starters during the rest of the season considering how they’ve been playing lately. Justin Upton: As mentioned earlier, Justin Upton has been phenomenal in the Atlanta outfield, having moved there from Arizona during the offseason. The younger Upton brother is batting .348 with 12 runs, two steals, 11 RBIs and a league-leading seven home runs while hitting third for Fredi González’s Braves. Upton is a prototypical five-tool player who has gone for 20 home runs and stolen bases twice in his career. The way he’s playing right now, 40-20 seems relatively likely. Bryce Harper: Considering all the hype surrounding Harper and the Washington Nationals heading into this season, the 20- year-old has played very well through 12 games. He leads the Nats with a .320 batting average, nine runs, five home runs and 10 RBIs. His numbers, especially his batting average, have dropped a bit since the White Sox series, but he’s looked stellar at the plate overall and Nationals fans have no need to worry. Matt Harvey: This year’s biggest surprise has to be the New York Mets’ 24 yearold ace, Matt Harvey. The big righty came into the majors in late July last season and pleased Mets fans with an impressive 2.73 ERA in his short season. This year, Harvey has reached an entirely different level, having allowed just two earned runs and six hits in 22 innings, while striking out 25 batters. The Mets No. 2 starter may well become their de facto number one, as his
current play has put him on pace for a historic season. Who’s Not: Los Angeles Angels: Okay, so they haven’t had the cushiest schedule, and it is only two weeks into the season, but the Angels have been pretty disappointing in all honesty. They sit in last place in the A.L. West with an ugly 4-8 record despite trotting out one of the most dangerous lineups in recent memory night after night. Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton and Mark Trumbo are all legitimate superstars and – without stirring up too much controversy here – could all see their names in Cooperstown some day. And, considering this, they’ve only led their team to four wins thus far? The pitching has been less than stellar, but you’ve got to believe those four sluggers can more than make up for that. Giancarlo Stanton: The one bright spot for Miami last season has been rather dull this year. After a stellar 37-home run 2012 season, Giancarlo Stanton has yet to hit a home run in nine games thus far, and is batting just .167 with 12 strikeouts. There’s no denying Stanton is a good hitter, and he has seen success in the majors prior to 2012, but he’s in the midst of quite a cold spell to say the least. The Marlins need Stanton to get going if they’re going to make any noise in the N.L. East, but there is nothing in his play right now that suggests a possible resurgence. The New York Yankees Trainers: With apologies to the Yankees trainers who can’t really be to blame for all of the injury woes in the Bronx, the current state of Yankees nation is in disarray. Perennial all-stars Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira are all on the
D.L. right now, and starter Andy Pettitte is dealing with back spasms. Granderson, who was injured in late February after a J.A. Happ fastball fractured his forearm in a spring training game, is expected to be back in mid-May, while Teixeira’s midMarch wrist injury is expected to heal soon, as well. Jeter and Rodriguez both have significantly later return dates, and in an always-competitive A.L. East, that’s bad news for New York. Edwin Encarnacion: Encarnacion was a pleasant surprise for the Blue Jays last season to say the least, as he mashed 42 home runs with 110 RBIs. The plan for Toronto this season was to put Encarnacion in the clean-up spot to bring home offseason acquisitions Jose Reyes and Melky Cabrera, batting lead-off and third respectively. Thirteen games and seven losses later, however, Encarnacion is batting just .133 with two home runs and six RBIs. Is this just a prolonged slump to start off 2013 for the 30 year-old? Maybe, but prior to his 42-homer season, Encarnacion had just one season in his 7-year career with more than 25 home runs. Let’s not call 2012 a fluke quite yet, but the evidence is not favorable. B.J. Upton: While his younger brother has thrived in his new digs, B.J. has been disappointing. B.J. is more of a base-running threat than a hitting threat as his five seasons with over 30 stolen bases can attest, but his .163 batting average through his first eleven games as an Atlanta Brave is lower than usual. In fact, he has struck out 14 times and recorded a hit just seven times in 43 at-bats – hardly a winning combination. Still, B.J. has managed to swipe three bags already, and he remains a threat in the lineup. Contact Ben Glassman at email@example.com.
Question of the Week:
With Roy Halladay struggling, which pitchers are the best in the MLB?
By Matt Washuta Maroon-News Staff
Roy Halladay has been the source of much criticism this season as many are questioning his abilities and he seems to be on the decline after an injury-filled 2012 season. He posted a measly 4.49 ERA in 2012, which is his highest ERA since 2007. He also tossed a meager 132 strikeouts in 2012, his lowest total strikeouts in a season since 2004. He hasn’t exactly been able to silence the critics with his performances this season. He has only won one game in his first three starts in 2013. His performance against the Marlins highlighted some flashes of his Cy Young form but he did so against a 2-11 Marlins team with a .203 batting average. The season is still young, so Halladay can prove critics wrong. But his stats over the past couple of seasons have not indicated to many that Halladay still retains the power and command that won him two Cy Young awards. In contrast to Halladay, Clayton Kershaw has consistently proven that he is one of the league’s best active pitchers. The 25-year-old Dodgers ace has already collected some of the most
coveted honors in the sport, including a Cy Young award. He has boasted the best ERA in the MLB for the past two seasons and currently retains a 1.16 ERA and tossed 25 strikeouts in his first three starts of 2013. Kershaw’s performance over the past several seasons demonstrates his ability to dominate the pitching game now and in the future. By Kevin Mahoney Maroon-News Staff
Roy Halladay has widely been considered one of the best pitchers in the majors for the past decade. Over that span, he made eight AllStar appearances, won two Cy Young awards and threw a perfect game. However, now at age 35 and after several injuries, Halladay is no longer the consistent ace we are used to seeing. Even though he won his last game over the unimpressive Miami Marlins, Halladay has had a rough start to the 2013 season. He is posting a 7.63 ERA and getting rocked by the Mets and the Braves, two division foes. Clearly, Halladay has lost some of his stuff. He does not have extreme control over his pitches and he has been unable to locate to the outside part of the plate, two talents that he has relied on so heavily throughout his career. I wouldn’t completely rule out Halladay this season, though. He showed signs of improvement in
his last outing, when he collected his 200th career victory. However, the Phillies should be cautious about the health and stamina of their ace moving forward into the dog days of summer. I don’t think Halladay will blow up like Tim Lincecum did since he’s been so consistent over the years. But the Phillies will need the support of their entire staff to pick up for the rapidly aging Halladay. With Halladay now officially in the latter half of his career, the MLB has turned to Justin Verlander to carry the reign of the “best pitcher in the majors.” In fact, Verlander has been considered the best pitcher in baseball for the past several years now, especially after collecting both the A.L. Cy Young Award and the A.L. MVP. Verlander is just better than any other pitcher in the league and has the potential to completely shut down any team. Even though Kershaw, Price, Strasburg and Matt Harvey are in the conversation,Verlander takes the cake right now. By Daniel Karson Maroon-News Staff
Last Sunday, Roy Halladay earned his first win of the season and the 200th of his career. He shut down the Miami Marlins, only allowing them one earned run through eight innings. However, this Miami lineup was lacking Giancarlo Stanton and it has only scored 20 runs
in its last 12 games. It was a great sight for baseball fans to see Halladay throw like he did two years ago when he won his second Cy Young award in 2010. Halladay’s first two starts of the season were a very demoralizing sight to see. He totaled 7.1 innings, 12 hits, six walks, three homeruns and 12 runs against the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets. It is sad to see a pitcher who was considered the best in the MLB two years ago give up these numbers. This slow start, along with coming off of an injury-plagued season in 2012, has made Halladay unreliable. His great performance on Sunday against the Marlins should not convince anyone that he is back to where he was two years ago. Atlanta Braves’ Paul Maholm is a pitcher who has started the 2013 season with a bang. To start the season, he has a 3-0 record with zero runs allowed in 20.1 innings. This runless streak obviously won’t last, but that does not mean Maholm will not be a star this year. Boston Red Sox’s Clay Buchholz is another name worth considering. He has also started with a 3-0 record, 23 strikeouts and a 0.41 ERA. He held the Tampa Bay Rays to just two hits in eight innings. Cleveland Indians’ Justin Masterson is off to a fantastic start is and has 0.41 ERA and three wins to start the season. Masterson went through a rough 2012 season, but if he continues on this streak, he can have a 14-16 win season.
April 18, 2013
The Colgate Maroon-News
NBA Award Season Predictions
By Kristen Duarte
Bench Mob.” Crawford had a stranglehold on this award earlier in the season, but Smith’s recent role in helping the Knicks earn their first division title since 1994 has catapulted him to the top of the list.
With the NBA Awards season quickly approaching, the winners of many categories are being hotly contested. Here are my picks for this season’s winners and honorable mentions.
Most Improved Player Winner: After the Indiana Pacers’ star forward Danny Granger was sidelined with a season-ending injury early in the year, small forward Paul George’s role on the team expanded immensely. George now plays the 12th most minutes per game in the NBA, was named to his first All-Star Game and led the Pacers to the No. 3 in the East. He has become arguably the most dominant perimeter defender in the league guarding the likes of Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James on a nightly basis.
Most Valuable Player Winner: LeBron James has had an extraordinary season. Not only does James lead the Miami Heat in points, rebounds and assists, but he helped lead the team to accomplish the second-longest winning streak in NBA history with 27 wins. In his third season with the Heat, LeBron has led the team to the playoffs every year. This year, the Heat clinched the No. 1 overall seed in the NBA and home court advantage throughout the playoffs. Not only has LeBron transformed the weakest point of his game, three-point shooting, into a strength by averaging 40.2 percent from outside the circle, but he is also fifth in the league among qualifying players in field goal percentage, shooting an astounding 56.5 percent from the field on the season. For perspective, the next highest nonbig man on the list is Tony Parker in 17th place, averaging 52.4 percent from the field. LeBron has become a more consistent player and an absolute nightmare for all of his opponents to guard, all while guarding every position on the floor night in and night out for the defending champs. The man is a once-in-a-generation talent who should be a unanimous choice to join Bill Russell as the only players to win four MVPs in a five season span. Honorable Mention: Kevin Durant has been nearly as efficient as LeBron offensively, and his defense is much improved. This season Durant became the sixth player to join the 50-40-90 shooting club, an exclusive group of players who have achieved a shooting percentage at or above 50 percent for field goals, 40 percent for three-point field goals and 90 percent for free throws during an entire NBA season. He is also second in the league in scoring, fractions of a point behind Carmelo Anthony. If he were to somehow overtake Carmelo for his fourth straight scoring title, he would be the first one to win it four straight times since the great Michael Jordan, and would become the first player in NBA history to win the title while simultaneously joining the 50-40-90 club.
CAN’T BE STOPPED: LeBron James has been the driving force behind the Miami Heat, and he is a major contender for the Most Valuable Player Award.
has managed to take control of the third seed in a Western Conference loaded with talent. Karl’s rotations and handling of the depth of his team has made the Nuggets an above average squad. While the Nuggets’ leading scorer averages only 18 points per game, six of their players average double digits. Karl’s team also has the best home record in the league with 37 wins and only three losses. Karl defied the odds by guiding a team without a superstar to an absolutely remarkable season. I am eager to see where this team will go in the playoffs. Honorable Mention: Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. Spoelstra has been under much scrutiny since the formation of Miami’s “Big 3” and has coached with patience and grace. While most coaches become the most involved and controlling during close games, Spoelstra recognizes his teams natural talent and gives them the space and decision-making ability that has proved crucial to the team’s success. Rookie of the Year
Winner: Leading a team without any AllStars, Denver Nuggets’ head coach George Karl
Winner: The Portland Trailblazer’s Damian Lillard won every Western Conference Rookie of the Month award so far. Becoming the third rookie in NBA history with 1,500 points and 500 assists (Allen Iverson and Oscar Robertson were the others), Lillard’s standout talent makes him a shoe-in for the award. While the young team has lost 11 straight games, Lillard has been one of the few surprises in Portland and will serve as a franchise cornerstone for years to come.
Coach of the Year
Honorable Mention: Anthony Davis has also had a phenomenal season as PF for the New Orleans Hornets, averaging 13.5 points, eight rebounds and nearly two blocks per game. Not only is Davis ranked in the top 20 in the league in blocks per minute, but his player efficiency rating (PER) puts him at number 16 in the league (ahead of Lillard and players such as Chris Bosh and Kyrie Irving). Davis’ rookie campaign was marred by injuries, but his offensive and defensive versatility will make him a force in the league for years to come. Sixth Man of the Year Winner: Finally, the New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith is living up to the potential that many anticipated when he came out of high school. Smith has averaged career-highs in points and rebounds and has proven to be a key player when the Knicks need him most off the bench. He has bought into Coach Mike Woodson’s system, and has fit seamlessly into the No. 2 scoring role beside Carmelo.
Honorable Mention: Greivis Vasquez has had a breakout season. In his first season as a full-time starter, Vasquez leads all point guards with 25 double doubles, and is third amongst point guards in assists per game and rebounds. Vaquez has proven to be a top playmaker and rebounder at his position. Defensive Player of the Year Winner: The Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol has anchored the league’s best defense, allowing only 89.4 points per game. Gasol proved to be a key figure in the paint, as well as an effective player at disrupting shots and rotating to play help defense. While not the quickest or most athletic center in the league, Gasol uses his superior cerebral play and anticipation to blow up pick and rolls as well as cut the offensive player off before he is able to get to the rim.
Honorable Mention: Jamal Crawford is the L.A. Clippers’ primary scorer off the bench, and has delivered exactly what was expected of him coming into the season. This spark plug with limitless range has been a key cog in the Clippers bench unit, or as they like to refer to themselves, “The
Honorable Mention: Indiana Pacer’s center Roy Hibbert has become one of the most consistent defensive players in the league today. The Pacers are second in the league in points allowed and are first in the league in field goal percentage allowed, yielding a stingy 41.9 field goal percentage to opponents. Hibbert has averaged an impressive 8.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game and has served as the anchor for Coach Frank Vogel’s defense throughout the season. Contact Kristen Duarte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week in Numbers
Time of Boston Marathon men’s winner Lelisa Desisa
Number of Australians that have won the Masters Golf Tournament. Adam Scott claimed the title in sudden death.
The number of shots stopped by Yale’s Jeff Malcolm in the NCAA hockey Championship
Record number of wins for Roy Halladay as the Phillies beat the Marlins 2-1
Time of Boston Patriots WR, Danny Marathon women’s Amendola, will donate to the Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo, who previously won in 2006 Relief Fund for each pass he catches
Months that Kobe Bryant will likely be out of commission after tearing his Achilles’ tendon
The number of night games the Cubs can play once their stadium is renovated Compiled by Lauren Casella ’16
The Colgate Maroon-News
April 18, 2013
Scott Steals Championship from Tiger By Travis Basciotta Maroon-News Staff
In a memorable finishing round at the Masters on Sunday evening, Adam Scott defeated Angel Cabrera on the second playoff hole to become the first Australian player to don the green jacket. Making up for past failures by fellow Aussies Greg Norman and Jason Day, among others, Scott drained two impressive putts in the final three holes at Augusta National to seal his first major victory. In the process, he gave caddie Steve Williams an opportunity to savor the taste of a Masters win without Tiger Woods by his side. For his part, Tiger never could adjust to the rainy conditions at Augusta on Sunday, carding a 70 and a final score of 5-under par. Woods was hampered by a costly two-stroke penalty Friday, which was given as a result of an improper drop on the 15th hole. On that hole, his third shot from the fairway took a terrible bounce off the flagstick and rolled back into the water hazard, negating what would have been a spectacular approach. Instead, Tiger had to take a stroke and distance penalty and made a gorgeous up and down for bogey. Or so he thought. Following his round, officials reviewed the drop, as well as statements Tiger himself made concerning the drop, and assessed him a two-stroke penalty for not playing the ball in the same position as his previous shot. Furthermore, several golfers questioned why Tiger wasn’t disqualified for signing an improper scorecard at the conclusion of the round, but apparently the secret Masters committee met during the wee hours of the night and determined Tiger’s case should be a “special” exception to the rule. No word was given on whether that decision may have been motivated by the millions of dollars Augusta and CBS stood to lose should Tiger be disqualified from
THE FIRST OF HIS KIND: Adam Scott beat out Argentina’s Angel Cabrera and No. 1 Tiger Woods to become the first Australian to win the Masters Tournament. the tournament, but I think we all have a pretty good idea. Regardless, even with the penalty, Tiger still had a chance to make a run for the green jacket Sunday if not for his inconsistencies with the short stick. With the rain pouring down, conditions were much slower on the greens, and Tiger was never able to adjust. Putt after putt came up short for the world’s number one-ranked player, who finished four shots back of Scott and Cabrera. Tiger will need to wait until June’s U.S. Open to vie for another major championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Penn. This Sunday, it was Scott who was able to taste major victory for the first time, thanks to the fine work of his long putter, a club that has faced much media scrutiny
over the past few months. The PGA and USGA have been considering a possible ban on the use of long putters, which players can anchor against their chest for support throughout the putt. Such an anchoring takes away from the challenge of having to stabilize a free-swinging club through the stroke and is known to aid golfers who struggle with short to mid-range putts. Scott switched to the long putter two years ago after having several issues with his putting in big tournaments, and after this Masters win, it seems he has found his rhythm with the club. But as big as this win was for Scott, it will certainly lead to further questions about the legitimacy of the club. With that side note on the long putter out of the way, let’s break down the final few holes Sunday that allowed the Aussie
to capture his first major. Scott reached the par-4 18th one group ahead of Cabrera, who was playing alongside the ever-fearsome Brandt Snedeker. With both men at 8-under par for the tournament, Scott figured that a birdie might be able to seal a win, and a par was a necessity. He knocked his mid iron about 20 feet away, giving him the standard right-to-left breaking putt typically reserved for the 18th on Masters Sunday. With the long putter in hand, Scott smoothly rolled his Titleist ball into the left side of the hole, garnering loud cheers from the Augusta patrons. The usually reserved 32-year-old let out a huge scream of what appeared to be, “Come on Aussie!” to his caddie and then focused in on executing a semi-awkward high-five grab, of which CBS was willing to give us about thirty slow motion replays. Needing a birdie now to force a playoff, Cabrera dialed in his mid iron to about three feet from the cup, sending shivers down Scott’s spine as he signed his scorecard. The 44-year-old Argentina native tapped in and embraced his son who was serving as his caddie. Playing the 18th again as the first playoff hole, both men fell short with their approaches, leaving uphill chips. Cabrera clipped his ball perfectly and it nearly rolled in, which would have given him the tournament. Instead, both he and Scott settled for pars and headed to the tenth. There, they both struck beautiful approaches giving them makeable – albeit not easy – birdie putts. Cabrera had the tougher chance, as his was a rainbow right-to-left 15-footer. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get a putt to fall once again, and the ball hung on the outside edge of the cup. Facing a slight breaking 12-footer for the win, Scott stepped up and drilled it, sealing Cabrera’s fate. Golf fans couldn’t have asked for a better finish on Masters Sunday, even if we were missing the signature red shirt of Tiger Woods. Contact Travis Basciotta at email@example.com.
How Will the Lakers Cope Without Kobe? By Dylan Pulver Maroon-News Staff
Complete silence. That was all everyone in the basketball universe could offer at the sight of Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant going down with a torn Achilles tendon during the Lakers’ recent game against the Golden State Warriors. Bryant is the type of warrior who refused to take time off with a nagging wrist, ankle problems or a broken nose suffered in last year’s NBA All-Star Game, even in his 17th year playing professional basketball. He also made a promise that the once-miserable 2012-2013 Lakers would make the NBA Playoffs with the help of his stellar performances. Kobe has played over 40 minutes in each of the Lakers’ games, including the game against Golden State. To the disbelief of all of his fans, teammates and peers in the NBA, he was unable to play the rest of the game against the Warriors, and is out for the rest of the season. Many people throughout the league, both within the Lakers organization and outside, have expressed their regards and hope for Kobe. Right after the Warriors game, Lakers center Dwight Howard said, “It’s sad to see him go down like this. He works so hard just to play. I could just see it in his face. When you injure yourself to the
point where you can’t play, it hurts. It’s a deep hurt.” Both Jeremy Lin and James Harden of the Houston Rockets, whom Kobe would have played against in the Lakers’ final game of the regular season, expressed their thoughts on Kobe and the injury, as well. Lin felt “terrible” for Kobe and said, “He really did give everything he could to the team, to the organization, to the city” and “that’s like the worst way to go out.” Harden, meanwhile, thinks “it’s sad” and is “hoping he recovers.” Even LeBron James, one of Kobe’s biggest rivals for the past half decade or so, tweeted about Kobe in a optimistic light: “If there’s anybody and I mean anybody who can come back from that injury it would be [Kobe]!” Kobe’s injury will undoubtedly affect the Lakers for the rest of this season and next year. For this season, if the Lakers manage to maintain their lead over the Utah Jazz and make the playoffs, Dwight Howard will have to assume the leadership role he always wanted. Also, Paul Gasol will have to do whatever is asked of him, whether it is scoring, rebounding or assisting, while Steve Nash will have to return and play effectively. All of the Lakers’ role players will have to step up and play beyond what was originally
expected of them. The main question, though, concerns the Lakers and Kobe’s future. Kobe’s current timetable to return to the court is six to nine months, which, with no setbacks, would bring Kobe back before next season at earliest, and by the middle of next season at latest. Of course, even if he is half the player he was, Kobe will want to return. But, are the Lakers willing to pay a considerable amount of tax money from Kobe’s $30 million salary for possibly half a season of a depleted Kobe? There has been some talk of the Lakers using their one-time Amnesty provision on the now-injured Kobe in order to save some money, and then re-sign him in the summer of 2014 when he is fully healthy. However, there are many people who believe that this would be the wrong move, and completely disrespectful to possibly the greatest Laker ever. Another issue at hand is how this injury will affect how Kobe’s career is viewed overall. Of course, it would be sad for any player of this caliber to quit after an injury, but can Kobe accomplish much more, especially if he cannot play at the same level he has been recently? Kobe’s competitive spirit and determination would make anyone figure that he will probably play out next season and the season after as the secondary man to Dwight Howard on the Lakers – if Dwight even stays
with the Lakers during this offseason. Assuming Kobe returns, there is almost no chance he will shun the rest of his career. Instead, he will most likely make an effort to continue his success. No matter what happens with Kobe Bryant’s future, his warrior heart will never be forgotten. In one of the most vulnerable moments of Kobe’s 17-year career, instead of searching for help right away and completely giving into the injury, Kobe walked to the Lakers’ bench for a timeout. Then he walked, albeit slowly, to the free throw line, made two free throws to tie the game and walked, this time with help, to the Lakers’ locker room with the crowd giving him a standing ovation at the same time. All the while, Kobe was enduring the pain of a torn Achilles tendon. Lakers Vice President of Player Personnel Jim Buss was one of the many Lakers staff members who became very emotional as Kobe went to the line. Buss said, “[It] made me cry watching him, the Great Warrior, walk to the free throw line and, of course, make both [free throws] to keep us in the ball game. To me, one of the greatest moments in sports.” Even after Bryant sustained this major injury, his perserverance on the court is a testament to his strength as a player. Contact Dylan Pulver at firstname.lastname@example.org.