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NEWS: Medaille recognizes the hard work and dedication of media, law enforcement, medicine, and government members in Buffalo with the Awards luncheon. Medaille alumni member Chris Musial was in attendance for the event. Story on page 5 Have you ever seen a black lab sitting in on one of your lectures? Ever wonder why they’re on campus? Adjunct instructor and veteranary technician Katie Maley explains the details of the “Guiding Eyes for the Blind” program. Story on page 9

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Volume 11, Issue 7

Reaching through By Josie Martin Staff Writer


OPINIONS: American Idol has all new judges this year and two of our writers disagree on one of them: Nicki Minaj. Does Nicki deserve to be a judge on Idol?

Courtney Celej Teaching to a group of students in class and Fran Perez reads with a student at the beginning of classes.

Students taught in Dominican Republic over break


Story on page 4

ast semester a group of Medaille students anticipated their spring break trip to the Dominican Republic. Now, the students, all girls, are back after ten days in Monte Cristi teaching English to native Dominican students. No longer riding on expectations of something yet to come, this time around, two of the girls were able to share a new outlook on the experience.

LIFESTYLES: Medaille students took a day trip to the Big Apple this past month. Was the day in New York City worth waking up early, getting in late and spending all that time driving there and back? Story on page 16

Mariah Haddad working outside of the learning center where all teaching was done.

Mariah Haddad, an adventurer for certain, had prepared to experience what is known as culture shock though she did not expect to be so affected by what she experienced on the trip. “There were children with holes in their shoes, happy as can be, dirty from sleeping on floors and not a care in the world,” she said. “The trip is the best thing I’ve ever done. My perspective on life is so different.” Laydee Ankoma-Mensa nods in agreement and finishes, “There will always be someone less privileged than I am, so I will do my best to share with them what I have and encourage others to do the same.” Ankoma-Mensa graduated from Medaille with an education degree and entered the week long Outreach 360 program as a veteran teacher and volunteer while the other girls for the most part were not as seasoned. Melisa Williams who chaperoned the trip is also a veteran, but for some of them, including Mariah Haddad freshman Business major, the

SPORTS: Coach Mike Carbery hopes a tough non-conference schedule will help the Men’s Lacrosse team with a long NEAC conference run. Story on page 20 Future Teachers Club faculty/staff vs. students volleyball fundraiser game was played on March 25. Despite Jeff Faunce’s best effort, the students crushed the faculty 2-1 in the game. Check out the action with shot to shot coverage. page 11

Cody Lewis, University of Kentucky student takes time out from football to team teach with sister. Melisa Williams photos

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Relay for Life committee gearing up for major event By Derek Wangler Editor-in-Chief

Medaille’s first ever Relay For Life event is fast approaching! The event will be held on Friday, April 12th at 4:00 p.m. The Medaille community needs your help to reach their goal of raising $15,000 to help fight the battle against cancer. To help Medaille reach their goal students can register to participate in the Relay For Life event by

going to MedailleCollegeNY. You can either join an existing team or get some friends together and create a new team. The participants do not have to be enrolled at Medaille. If you are not interested in participating but still would like to help fundraise you can make a donation to any participating team, buy a $5 Luminaria bag (in the Sullivan Center during lunch), and spread the word to your friends and family to participate. The Registration fee for the Relay event is $20 and can paid by credit card online or by cash or check to Mary Johnson in Student Affairs.

Chatham Marcolini photo Jessica Newcombe passes out some Relay For Life gear during a team captain meeting. The big Relay For Life event will be taking place on April 12th at 4 p.m.



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Everyone loves a Cinderella story

Mavs Mouth Off

In the NCAA tournament 64 teams have the chance to win it all. All 64 believe they have what it takes. Some believe that 64 is way too many. When has a low seed made it deep into the tournament? Will it ever happen? Well it’s happening right now and that’s why there are so many teams. It takes seven wins to win the NCAA tournament. 64 to 32 to the sweet sixteen to the elite eight to the final four to the NCAA championship. For some it’s so close and yet so far. America loves a good underdog. David vs. Goliath, Cinderella, Jeremy Lin (remember him? he was linsane!!!). We are all enthralled with a cinderella (or linderella) story. It’s fun to see how far they can go because there is no expectation for them. You don’t expect them to win and when they do it’s that much more incredible (or lincredible). It may not be so fun for the powerhouse team that they beat. That was the team with all the expectations. If that team loses then they choked and if they win it’s just business as usual. Why can’t it be that the underdog was just overlooked? Who knows, that’s just the way we are. We love to cheer for the little guy and to see the powerhouse fall.

Do you prefer a Powerhouse team or a Cinderella story for March Madness, and why?

Compiled by Casey Dunlap

Cartoon by Jake Weiss

Mike Bauer Freshman Criminal Justice

Brian Cleary Sophomore Business Administration

Emily Brophy Sophomore Criminal Justice

Ellie Lachut Senior VetTech

Shondel Wright Junior Biology

“A Cinderella story, it makes it more interesting to watch and the games are better.”

“Cinderella teams are way more fun to watch.”

“A Cinderella story. I prefer the underdog. A lot of the powerhouse teams take them lightly.

“Powerhouse, because there is a higher chance I’ll win in a bracket competition.”

“A Cinderella team because Syracuse is always considered a Cinderella team.”

Drew Belica Senior Sports Management

Alex Baron Sophomore Liberal Arts

Nick Kurtz Senior Communications

Erik Hibit Sophomore Sports Management

Stephen Scott Sophomore Criminal Justice

“Cinderella team because you get to learn more about their background.”

“Cinderella teams make it more exciting to watch and it shows how hard they work in college sports.”

“Cinderella teams, no doubt. Everyone loves the underdog and I don’t have a bracket so I don’t mind when they win.”

“Powerhouse, I choose them because they’re supposed to be #1 and the best, so they go to the championship.”

“Cinderella teams, I like bracket busters.”

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Some want to succeed, is it ok if others do not? One snowy afternoon I was at my girlfriend’s house lounging and watching TV while she fiddled with her iPad. She laughs and turns the screen towards me and tells me to read what one of her friends posted. The post read: “Get a new tattoo with this unemployment check? I think so. Thanks New York State”. Things like that happen way more than you would think. People these days feel they are entitled to so much. They have been taught that if they don’t succeed they will still be ok. They feel the government should help them, and many times it does. Don’t get me wrong, there is a place in this world for government programs. I know many people who use the system correctly but the people who abuse the system just make me

Derek Wangler Editor-in-Chief

Ready for a thaw

in almost every class I’ve been in I feel like I’m the only one participating. Don’t you all know that you’re paying for this? When you beg a teacher to cancel class or end class early do you realize you’re actually wasting your own money? Assigning homework must be a nightmare for professors. They must cross their fingers and hope that their students actually do the assignment. Every time homework is assigned it’s “I have homework in every class today!” Good. This is college, get used to it. I must be in the minority because I actually want to gain knowledge while I’m here. Excuse me for that.

Think before you speak

Will we ever see the sun again? It’s spring already!

Hockey has a lingo all it’s own, know it before using it

Cherise Slazyk Staff Writer Seems like everyone has been complaining about the weather we have had. We all live in the same general area so we all are dealing with the same weather, cold, snowy, blizzard like and very windy. Being someone who commutes I have had a hard time dealing with the weather in my hometown. Last semester we didn’t get snow until classes were already over so driving was not a big deal. This semester has been ridiculous! I have had to shovel my car out of my own driveway more times this winter than I have ever had to in my entire life. The first day of spring and we got more snow than we should. Last year around this time the temperature was in the 80’s! So who is to blame for all this crazy weather? Well some people in Ohio think Punxsutawney Phil is to blame. If you ask me I think it is a little ridiculous to put the blame on an animal. He’s a ground-

hog, not a weather man. A man in Ohio filed a fake lawsuit on Phil saying that he claimed to of seen his shadow which means an early spring. Clearly he fooled us all. Although we have had a rough winter, we did get lucky in the early months of winter and now it is just dragging out a little longer in the spring. If the weather continues to go like this year after year, our seasons are going to change. What will it be like starting winter in February and ending in July? Sounds pretty crazy but as long as we still get the same summers I’ll be fine with that. For now I just want the snow to go away and the sun to start shining. I think everyone is starting to get depressed and sad with the snow. I do not want to deal with anymore grumpy people. We just need a little sun to cheer everyone up. So I think I speak for everyone when I say, bring it on spring, we are definitely ready for you.

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sick. I work my ass off every day to get where I want to be, why shouldn’t they? Where’s my government money? I work 30 hours a week, go to school full time, write and edit for this newspaper, do work for my internship, and bowl at Recckio’s lanes every Wednesday. That last one may not seem like work unless you’ve bowled there before. One other thing that has been bothering me about the world is students who don’t care about learning. All throughout high school I always wanted to be engaged in the teacher’s lesson. I was the teacher’s pet, as some of you might say. When I got to college I expected it to be a place where students would be like me and actually WANT to learn and be engaged in class. I must have been mistaken because

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PERSPECTIVE STAFF Marvin Atkinson Earl Atwell Shantina Addison Bianca Barrons Kenisha Barrow Sara Chriswell Maria David Simon Fedak Cameron Ferguson Dan Feidt

Brandon Kilijanski Josie Martin Pat McGuire Chatham Marcolini Alec D Pinterpe Jr Heather Prior Shannon Ruda Jon Sherman Alec Short Cherise Slazyk Christopher Ripley

“Silky toey through your legs and I ain’t looking back!” Words once said by Medaille Mavericks hockey legend Simon Fedak. What language is he speaking you may ask? It’s the language of hockey. Inspired by John Buccigross’ column on ESPN entitled “Hockey Lingo”, I’m here to present to you the beautiful language of hockey. As stated by Fedak in the famous song, “Scoring Wheeling” by some of the Mav hockey beauties, a “silky toey” is a nice move by an opposing player on another team’s defenseman by pulling the puck between his legs and maneuvering around him. “Eh Smitty, nice cheddar bomb, man you’re a beauty!” A cheddar bomb is a hard wrist shot to the top corner of the net. A beauty is an outstanding player who is loved by his whole team and its fans. What other sport has its own language? In football, what do you say? “Hey, nice hit Frank”? Or in basketball; “Whoa, neat jump shot Jack”? Come on, those aren’t anything special. How about when one of your stud defensemen hits an opposing player and he loses his stick and gloves? “Nice hit Gio, that duster left a yard sale out there!” A duster is a player who rarely sees the ice and collects dust from sitting on the bench. A yard sale is when a player’s equipment is laying all over the ice looking like someone’s front yard at a garage sale. The bond between players in hockey is like none other. I have played other organized sports in my life and nothing compares to it.

What the....

Jon Sherman Staff Writer I’ve played soccer, baseball and even a little football. No other sport touches hockey. How about after a big win, the boys are all pumped up and want to go out and celebrate? “Hey Brock, we going to City Tavern tonight to celly the big win and wheel tonight or what?” Celly is obviously a celebration, either on or off the ice. Cellying on the ice is always important after a big goal. Cellying off the ice after a big win is once again, always important. Wheeling is being able to have a nice chat with the ladies. The language of hockey is a wonderful thing, however not everyone can speak it. Nothing is worse than when someone who doesn’t know the difference between a clothes line and a blue line tries talking the hockey lingo. If you want to speak it, go grab your slippers and twig (skates and stick) and hit the ice. The language also means something else. It’s universal. Hockey is played everywhere from Canada to Australia. Besides soccer, what other sport can say that? The love of the game reaches every inch of the planet and its shown by the lingo. Hockey is one of the greatest things in the world and even though my college playing days will soon be over, I Alecalso Pinterpe will carry the great language of hockey Sports Writer where ever I go.

Come on, It’s spring. What’s with this snow!



Nicki Minaj

She gets Idol ratings

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Wild and Crazy or Genius? Love her or hate her, Nicki Minaj is no stranger to the limelight

Nicki Minaj is…….CRAZY! Her hair is crazy, her clothes are crazy, her songs are crazy and her facials are crazy (if you couldn’t tell, I’m not a fan). With that said, Nicki on American Idol; genius. American Idol has gone down in ratings drastically due to the newer popular reality singing show “The Voice.” To get the viewers back, FOX was smart to bring in this new and current crew. The definition of reality television is “a genre of television programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents...”AKA Nicki Minaj. She is unscripted, definitely dramatic and humorous. Her lively animation through her style draws people’s eyes when they are flipping through channels quickly causing them to stop, and possibly watch. The unpredictable behavior, which could be terrifying for the shows producer, is the thrill that draws viewers in, and boosts those ratings back up. The cohesive bond between all the celebrity judges on the show is not the closest knit group, as seen by Mariah and Nicki’s constant feuding. I personally am a Mariah Carey fan and have been since I was little. With that said, Nicki is current and new and Mariah was current and new in the 90’s. Mariah is known as one of the great divas of Hollywood and you can see it on her face during the show. Nicki yes, is a little off between her crying, yelling, laughing and odd mannerisms, but as a contestant is performing, she engages her entire mind body and soul into that song in order to give them an honest critic when they have finished followed by tips to improve for next time. Mariah seems to listen to the song, stone faced and critics little to nothing as if she is thinking “I could have sang that song much better.” If contestants wanted a vague response and no guidance, they would have stayed at home singing to their pets. This is the exact reason why Nicki is perfect for American Idol. She does her job, and she does it with passion. It exudes likability to people of all ages. So what if she wears wigs and fake lashes and nails, all of Hollywood does it. She is just very bold in her ways. For little kids, she is the perfect friend for dress up, for teens, she the perfect model for crazy and current style, for young adults she’s the girl to go out on the town with and for adults she’s the person to entertain you. For American Idol, she is rating.

The cohesive bond between all the celebrity judges on the show is not the closest knit group, as seen by Mariah and Nicki’s constant feuding.

She is fake and a bad role model

As of this year I have lost all interest for American Idol, due to one person in particular. I have lost my love for the wonderful singing talent that comes across my television screen every Wednesday & Thursday night. She has made her way from sexual music videos to American Idol. Out of all the people Randy Jackson could pick to be a part of his panel, why pick Nicki Minaj? I have no beef with Nicki, I love some of Minaj’s music and her flow of grabbing the audience’s attention. However, due to many reasons, putting her on the panel is not going to make Idol better. First Nicki Minaj cannot sing. She has made songs where you the listener hear her sing ,but yet why does she not do this at her live concerts or guest appearances on certain talk shows? I thought talent was supposed to be performed for fans to enjoy, not just to put on a record to sell. My second reason why Nicki Minaj is not good for American Idol is that the audience may get confused as to who they are watching. In an interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Nicki admitted to having many different personalities. First she was Lisa, after she changed to become Roman, and then to Barbie. No wait finally its Martha ( Roman’s mother). Will the real Nicki please stand up? Who are you? How can you judge a group of talented young artists, when you do not even know who you are? So let me guess on Wednesdays, Nicki will be Barbie and then change her wig and become Roman. Lastly, adding more insult to injury, on Idol so far Nicki has argued with Mariah Carey, and the rest of the panel over petty choices of talent. Then during a commercial break according to TMZ, Nicki was recorded cursing at Mariah Carey for speaking her own opinion. Nicki, you are supposed to be a woman who has respect for herself, why would you go on national television and swear, especially in front of younger audiences watching at home? Throughout the years I thought American Idol was a family show, ‘Not the Bad Girls of Idol’. Randy Jackson was a session bassist/producer for years. Mariah Carey has one of the best sets of pipes in the business. Nicki Minaj? She is a manipulated token media fiasco with not much real talent. Nicki Minaj in my point of view is on Idol just to create drama between herself and Mariah Carey. This makes no sense to you the viewer. Someone please tell the viewers why would you want to be a menace on Idol just for ratings? I just have one question for you lovers of Idol. Why should I look at someone who does not have their own hair, or their own originality and accept what they say to the top twelve contestants?

Making memories while I’m here

Josie Martin Staff Writer

As an intern at Starcherone Books (http://, the non-profit publishing company founded by one of Medaille’s own Ted Pelton, I have had the opportunity to read some emerging literature in the innovative fiction genre. Of course by read, I mean copyedit in the case of the yet unprinted manuscripts such as Steve Katz’s memoir of sorts, 137.n: The Compleat Memoirrhoids. But through the spelling and syntax checks, appear bits of story, fragments of life’s reflections from a seasoned traveler and writer. The form of this novel takes the shape of several stories that together represent a life’s having been lived as a memoir might, hence the name “memoirrhoids.” It is a collection of “memories” and as such, the character of memory itself has its role, which Katz acknowledges. He writes: “The distant past always emerges more clearly as emblems, icons, glyphs. Yesterday has no shape yet, remains dull, a broken line, as yet too amorphous for language. It takes many changes of weather for a memory to ripen into the present. It feels as if the recent

past is more remote, out of reach, out of focus; while the distant is right here, plumper, riper, and more ready for the present feast.” As I read this I think of my own memories. I almost am myself, at once 18, 16, 11… But not quite. Rather, I am but I am also 18 and 21 and 22 now as a matter of fact. I will never be one without the other, for the digestion of things happened and time passed takes years. I am ever changing upon their “ripening” to knowledge and understanding. I think of the feeling I have for home, sick for the mountains and the people that I used to dream of leaving and for Buffalo, to whom I owe so much. It’s funny how we always end up missing the things we never thought we would. Then I think of the people in my life. I am in love with them. I imagine that one day I will remember them with a fond ache in my heart for the way things are right now. They will remain in my brain and heart forever as the people that made my life; that made me, though I don’t know it yet.The present is a memory even as it’s happening but the present self cannot

know that just now. A memory, truly becomes a memory only after it has been forgotten a while. Recollections take on new meaning as they are viewed again and again from new depths and as different people. I think of all the skins I know I’ve shed and the more dermis I am bound to lose, outgrow eventually. I think of how light it will feel when it all finally falls off. Katz is light. His novel is confident, comfortable and seemingly comes from within an individual who has accepted life and time and has come to respect and hold these stories very dear. What he is trying to say here, in my opinion, is that the longer a memory is with us, the more important it becomes. The more time we put between ourselves and the past, the more capable we are of fully absorbing its implications and one day something happens and you realize it’s been there all along. As time thins and spreads away and out of your hands, memory becomes the solidity. There will never be one without the other.


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Campus NEWS

Cherise Slazyk photo Carol Cullinan, director of Career planning offers a variety of workshops all geared at helping students be prepared for securing a job upon graduation.

Career Planning Center Can Help By Cherise Slazyk Staff Writer Are you getting ready to graduate in May? Need some help with that? The career planning center is located in the student success center and is there to help students prepare themselves for life after graduation. The career planning center helps students create a resume, a LinkedIn profile, and prepare for job interviews. Thinking about attending graduate school? On April 3rd there is a graduate school workshop. Career Planning is available to teach students how to apply to schools, when the due dates are and which school is right for you. Juniors and seniors are welcome to attend. This workshop will be held in Huber Hall room H204.

Corporate Challenge Medaille team now forming; sign up today If you have been around town at the Turkey Trot, the Delaware Park ring, the Reindeer Run, etc. you may want to get together this year June 6th for the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge. The Medaille team is forming now. The College will be supplying the hospitality tent and runners and walkers will contribute individual entry fees, $32 goes to a deserving nonprofit (to be announced by JP Morgan soon). This event is the largest party in Buffalo on June 6th, with about 13,000 participants expected. Come join us as a participant or as an enthusiastic supporter, it is sure to be a good time. Sign up soon, register here: id=398466

End of the Year Carnival Shaping Up SAB has just started talking about the carnival and have only a few details so far. The carnival will take place on May 1st. “We will be bringing back some of the past favorites as well as some new features. Rides, food, drinks, and games. Our theme this year will be new and exciting. We want to get everyone ready for summer and have one last big event before finals week,” said Brandon Pietron, leader of SAB. More details will be released as they become available. If any students have any suggestions, SAB encourages them to come to meetings on Fridays at 12:35 in the Student Affairs Office.

Senior Week is coming up fast Senior Week is a time for you to reflect on your experience at Medaille and relax and have fun with your friends! The events planned are Monday, April 29, Senior Brunch, at the Events Arena at 2:35 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, the Reception at the President’s House will be held at 88 Lincoln Pkwy at 6 p.m. followed b y Wednesday, May 1, the annual Campus Carnival on the Buffalo Campus at 4 p.m. and finally on Thursday, May 2, Bowling at the Knights of Columbus on Kenmore at 7 p.m. All events are free! To register, call Megan Fitzgerald at (716) 880-2207, visit Mary Johnson in the Sullivan Center or register online at alumni.medaille. edu. RSVP for all events by April 25.

Medaille awaits verdict on reaccreditation By Derek Wangler Editor-in-Chief Every 10 years colleges are up for reaccreditation. The process is long and drawn out but is very important because it decides whether or not the college will be an accredited institution. The commission board will not make their final decision as to whether Medaille will reaccredited until June, but the college passed a very important test in the first week of March. The process began about 2 and half years ago when Medaille began their internal self study. “Out of that you produce and 100 page single spaced report and lots of other documents to support the report and you send that off to the commission and the evaluating team,” explains Brad Hollingshead, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. That report gets sent off to the commission board and the evaluating team. The evaluating team reads that report and then comes here to do their site visit for three days. The evaluating team is made up of professors and administrators from a college that is similar to Medaille. They come to verify what was said in the report and to decide whether or not the college is meeting the 14 standards. The 14 standards of accreditation are broken up into two categories, Institutional Context and Educational Effectiveness. “What the commission is interested in seeing is do you fulfill your promise to students and is there a rea-

Cherise Slazyk photo Middle States accreditation looks at all the aspects of teaching in their assessment. They were at Medaille for three days to see if Medaille is meeting the 14 standards of accreditation. Their exit report was positive but a final verdict will come in June.

sonable expectation that you will continue to fulfill that promise to your students in the future? And that’s really what it boils down to,” explains Hollingshead, who has served on an evaluation team. Hollingshead, who serves as the liaison officer to the commission, was very impressed with Medaille’s preparation for the site visit. “The college was much better positioned and well organized to meet the accreditation standards than I’ve ever seen in my time here,” said Hollingshead.

The evaluation team was at Medaille for three and half days in the first week of March for their site visit. They gave their exit report before leaving and said that Medaille had met all the standards of accreditation. The commission board ultimately has the final say, but this is very good news for Medaille. “The site visit went, in my opinion, as well as it could possibly go,” said Hollingshead.


NEWS Things to do

Don’t miss these Andy Grammer w/Parachute

April 6th 7 p.m. Niagara University Gallagher Center

Singer-songwriter Andy Grammar will be performing at Niagara University

March Radness Tour

April 2nd 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Soundlab $10 advance $12 at the door Pentimento, Allison Weiss, Candy Hearts, The Traditional and Cedar Kites will all be performing. Get your tickets early for a discount!

Theresa Caputo- Long Island Medium April 18th 7:30 p.m. Shea’s Performing Arts

Caputo is a certified medium with the ForeverFamily Foundation - an organization dedicated to connecting science with the afterlife. She is the star of Long Island Medium, a show on TLC.

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Late night popcorn run turns into fire drill in south dorms By Derek Wangler Editor-in-Chief Students in the south dorms had to evacuate just before midnight on March 19. The fire alarms were said to be set off by burnt popcorn. Students had to wait outside in the cold until fire trucks arrived and assessed the situation inside the dorms. Some students took shelter inside of Huber Hall while others decided to brave the elements and watch the fire trucks pull up.

Twitter Photo Students were tweeting photos while waiting outside of South for fire personnel to clear the building as safe to reenter.

Photo courtesy of Lauren Mohn

Panel presentation encourages greater cultural awareness A WNY Leaders Panel was held March 20 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Student Success Center The event was co-sponsored by Project EQUIP and Student Affair. Bridget Brace McDonald was the moderator. Students from all disciplines attended the session. This semester’s panel discussion featured community leaders who are involved with organizations that focus on cultural awareness, celebration, and enrichment. Guest speakers were Steve McMillion, Director of Educational Directives, African American Cultural Center, Miguel Santos, Member, Board of Directors, Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY and Faizan Haq, Founder and Publisher,

Chatham Marcolini photo

Students raise funds in March for many causes

Date Night Match your movie and your menu! In the mood for a Kung Fu Action? Head out to May Jen Chinese Restaurant to get the full cultural experience.

Relive your first date together! Head out and redo every aspect of your 1st date. This way you can do things the way you wanted them to happen!

The weather is starting to get nice… go on a bike ride or hike! This idea is more a ‘date day’ but it’s all the same. Go find a nice place to hike or leave the car in the driveway and ride your bikes somewhere together.

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Alums share their work experiences By Derek Wangler Editor-in-Chief

According to a panel of Medaille alums, internships are the most valuable experience students can get out of college. A group of Medaille graduates answered questions and gave advice to students on March 22 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Alums who were on the panel were Amanda Kolin-Butler ’07, Mike Simoncellie ’09, Paige Gullotti ’11-’12, and Nick Calandra ’11. All of the alums on the panel took advantage of internship opportunities and believed that they were very helpful in landing them a job when they got out of college. “Keep in contact with the people you meet through your internships. You never know, they might have an opening for you one day,” said Paige Gullotti. Some even have interns of their own now and talked about what they expect out of their interns. “Don’t get complacent. Keep doing the little things right. You may think [your supervisor] is not keeping track anymore but [they] are,” said Mike Simoncelli a ’09 graduate.

“Don’t get complacent. Keep doing the little things right. You may think [your supervisor] is not keeping track anymore but [they] are,” Mike Simoncelli ‘09

Perspective photo Dr. Judy Horowitz, Dean of SAGE and John Fronconiack, Dean of Online programs get detailes for the upcoming Relay for Life event that will be held on campus on April 12. Relay for Life is raising funds for cancer research.

Perspective photo Future Teachers club members spent the month of March raising funds for clean water around the world. They had an entire month of activities scheduled all with the purpose of raising awareness and funds for this cause that has become an annual tradition.


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Medaille honors hard working members of the Buffalo community at luncheon Event is a great opportunity for students to network with some of the best media members in various areas in the Buffalo community Mayor Byron Brown was honored as man of the year during the luncheon that is organized each year by Lou Pozantides.

Meghan Hinton photos Above: Summer Handzlik gives the Alumni of the Year award to Sommer O’Donnell. O’Donnell graduated last spring from Medaille and now works with Bee Newspapers

By Katarina Schmieder Staff Writer Once again, the Medaille communications department made sure that hard work and dedication does not go unrecognized. Students and faculty gathered in the President’s gym Monday afternoon to award 15 local professionals in the fields of local government, communications, medicine, and law enforcement. The awards, which were presented by seniors, congratulated these individuals’ contributions to the community as well as their involvement in the college’s highly revered internship program. Among the attendees was Medaille alumni Chris Musial, who was pleased to return for the ceremony. “It’s always good to come back,” Musial said. “My four years here were fantastic. I learned a solid foundation of what has helped me continue in the business for 35 years.” The former Medaille graduate, who is now the President and General Manager of WIVB Channel 4, also stressed the importance of internships. “Take advantage of every internship you can,” said Musial. “It was through those internships that so many of us and so many people you saw today were able to make those connections and start networking.” The program featured eight categories, including a “Special Recognition Awards” section. These two awards wrapped up the ceremony honoring Medaille’s own associate professor and librarian Deborah Ceppaglia for “Woman of the Year” and the City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown as “Man of the Year.” Brown, who has previously won an award from Medaille, touted the college’s communications program.

“The Medaille communications department trains a lot of professionals that work in the field, not only locally but throughout the country. To have a program like this that recognizes the professional excellence of people in the community and gives the student body the opportunity to interact with these individuals is, I think, critically important,” Brown said. Seniors graduating from the communications department gave a short speech introducing the individuals who were being recognized. Senior James Wisner has attended the event for all of his four years at Medaille, and was honored to finally participate. “It was an honor to present an award,” he said. Another Medaille graduate, Lou Chilelli, received an award for excellence in photojournalism and reporting. Chilelli, a former writer for the college newspaper and current WKBW Channel 7 employee, was pleasantly surprised to receive his award “Im honored,” Chilleli said. “I haven’t received any awards like this. This is a nice event. It’s nice to see some friends and alumni.” Clinical Associate Professor and Field Coordinator Lou Pozantides is largely responsible for making the event possible. Pozantides acted as the Master of Ceremony Monday afternoon and was extremely satisfied with the turnout for not only the recipients, but for the students as well. “It was an outstanding networking opportunity for students to look at various areas in communications,” Pozantides said. “It was overall an outstanding lineup.” However, the former Medaille graduate himself did not accept full credit for the event’s success. “I couldn’t do it without the great students and the department, especially Lisa,” he added. Pozantides along with the rest of the communications department hope to continue the program’s success at Medaille College.

Service projects ‘EQUIP’ students involved with greater practical skills By Shannon Ruda Staff Writer Project EQUIP is helping Medaille students help the community. This semester students have been getting involved with organizations such as Buffalo City Mission and Journey’s End. Instead of sitting in a classroom, students are able to go out into the community and connect what they are learning in the classroom to what is going on in the real world. The class forms learning communities that can get involved in real-world problem solving. “What we are really trying to do with all of these community based learning projects is to get students to understand that you can get involved and you can give back and you can contribute,” says Bridget Brace-McDonald, Director of Center for Community-Based Learning. “Whether that happens while you are at school or afterwards we want you to be aware of the impact you can have in your own community.” Students in Andy Yeager and Terri Borchers class heard from Buffalo City Mission leaders, who

help those who live here that are homeless or in poverty. While in class, they’ve been reading different journal pieces about poverty and homelessness in neighborhoods. Getting involved with Buffalo City Mission, who believes “hope begin’s with a meal,” allows students to see and understand what they learned in the classroom. On February 26th and 28th students participated in a service trip to Buffalo City Mission where they helped stock and organize a huge food pantry that provides food for citizens in need. Students in Jane Foster’s class heard from one of the leaders at Journey’s End Refugee Services that refugees are arriving in Buffalo with almost nothing. Refugee’s are people who are escaping from harsh, traumatic, and unsafe conditions and treatment in their own homeland. They come to Buffalo to be safe, but it can be difficult when they have so little. Jane Foster’s class was broken up into teams to organize a drive to get winter attire for these refugee’s. “The more we can donate to them the better. The more we can provide the better,” says Brace-

McDonald, “So if people have an old coat they are sick of, they want to donate it, we’ll welcome that.” Boots, hats, and gloves can also be donated. Since many of the refugee’s come in as families any donations of children’s attire can help. Students who are interested in these projects can visit the career and community engagement room or contact Jake Freedman at He can meet and assist in finding places that are interesting and in need of volunteers. “We are good and helpful to students who maybe want to do [volunteer work] outside of the classroom because we know who needs what and where they are,” says Brace-McDonald. Project Equip has been a successful and interesting way for students to get involved in Buffalo’s community. “Whether it happens while you are at school or afterwards we want you to be aware of the impact you can have in your own community,” says Brace-McDonald. “While we are doing that we are giving you a really cool way to learn instead of sitting in a classroom the whole time.”

File photo Professors Andy Yeager and Terri Borcher and their students visited the Buffalo City Mission to help them understand the lessons they were learning in the classroom. The class had been reading journal pieces about poverty and homelessness.



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Amherst-Rochester Campus Roundup

Toastmaster meets at Rochester monthly If you need to improve your business skills and want to be a part of an organization that has been around for almost 100 years then join the Rochester campus’ Toastmasters club. The Rochester Alumni has been working on getting a Toastmaster club chartered at Medaille’s Rochester Campus. Toastmasters is an educational organization that helps members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. The Toastmasters group meets at the campus on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. They need 18 members for it to be chartered, they are close to meeting their 18 member goal. They will be offering an open house for additional members on Tuesday, May 22 at the Rochester Campus. Toast-

masters is open to all Medaille Alum, current students, and to our local Rochester Community.

Career Assistance Available

The AUGUST Group meets at the Rochester Campus during the day. The August Group consists of volunteers helping people in the Rochester community seek career and business networking opportunities for professionals, both employed and those seeking new or different opportunities. The group has helped many Medaille students and Alums, and those that have utilized this group, have received new jobs. The August Group is open to our students and Alumni, who might need assistances in their careers or business opportunities.

Homeland Security lecture addresses issues related to infringement of personal rights By Chatham Marcolini Staff Writer In conjunction with the Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security offered at the Amherst Campus, the annual Homeland Security Lecture series began at the Amherst campus at Medaille ran a lecture session thursday March 21. The session featured Tim McCorry and Medaille College’s own Steven MacMartin. The session was called, “The Perceived Erosion of Personal Freedoms and Homeland Security.” MacMartin stated who would benefit most from attending the lecture “Criminal justice students, students with military experience, students and persons interested in a career with Homeland Security, members of the public interested in Homeland Security. On May 23 the speaker will be Chris Pater who is the Deputy Director of the Office of Training for the Department of Homeland Security.

His session will cover Leadership and Homeland Security. On June 20th, Scott Patronik the Chief of Special Services for the Erie County Sheriff ’s Office will lead a discussion called “Regional Incident Response and Homeland Security.” MacMartin talked about how the series started. “We have put together a very talented, experienced and knowledgeable adjunct faculty for the Bachelor’s degree program in Homeland Security,” said McMartin, “I asked the adjuncts, many who are from out of town, and all of whom work in some aspect of Homeland Security, to volunteer to do a lecture. I had more volunteers than I did lecture spots.” Presentations are held in the multi-purpose room on the Amherst Campus. The sessions are taking place on Thursdays from 7:00-7:30 p.m.. The next sessions will be held on May 23rd and June 20th. Registration for the sessions can be done through the Medaille website.

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File photo Deborah Watkins spoke about transformational leadership to a group at the Amherst Campus as part of a leadership development series. She is a graduate of Medaille.

Amherst Campus hosts series for leadership development By Shannon Ruda Staff Writer The Leadership Development Series hosted by the Leadership Management Council (LCM) kicked off February 28th with speaker Deborah Watkins at Medaille’s Amherst Campus. Deborah Watkins graduated from Medaille with a Masters of Organizational Leadership. The interactive presentation was open for anyone to participate in. The event was a great way to network and improve leadership skills. Deborah Watkins presented “Leading Change and Transformation: View Organizational Change From A Different Perspective.” Those who attended were able to get the inside scoop on what skills employers are seek-

ing in organizational leaders. All of the LMC lectures can provide reliable leadership and management resources for local business professionals. The series aims to provide education and enhance core competencies for organizational leaders. The Leadership Development Series will continue on May 23rd, with a presentation titled “Strategic Planning: Concise Strategy Can Position a Firm to Maintain a Sustained Advantage Over Competitors.” The LCM will have two more lectures, “Results-driven Coaching and Development: Take the Lead” on September 19th and “Aligning Forces to Drive Performance” on November 7th. The Series is free and anyone is welcome to go. Space is limited, so register early at

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On campus, you could call these guys...

Top Dogs

Three black labs are training to be certified seeing eyes dogs through the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program at Medaille. By Katarina Schmieder Staff Writer

Katarina Schmieder photos Top: Duffy looks on as Jessica Burgess, a freshman Vet Tech major, takes notes during class. Bottom: Kisco and Duffy fight over a piece of cardboard during a playdate.

Kisco, Duffy, and Klondike sit quietly in class every day. However, they are never called on and can’t be found on any rosters. You may have caught yourself glancing twice at the sight of one of these black labs roaming around campus. As it turns out, these four-legged friends are here for a good cause. Currently, there are three dogs at Medaille in the process of training for “Guiding Eyes for the Blind.” “Guiding Eyes for the Blind” is a non-profit organization dedicated to training dogs to place them with the visually impaired. The program needs people who are willing to raise these dogs until they are ready to move to another location to complete the final steps of their training. Medaille’s adjunct instructor and veterinary technician Katie Maley has been raising dogs for nearly ten years and is incredibly passionate about the organization. “It is fantastic. I can’t say enough about how dedicated the people are who raise these dogs. I think it’s wonderful that people donate their time to this cause,” Maley said. Maley is currently raising her sixth dog, Kisco, and stresses the benefits of having him and the other dogs on campus. “This is perfect,” Maley said. “There’s a lot of interaction here. Just their exposure to activity in a college setting allows them not to be overloaded with stimulus when they relocate.” This is the first year that there have been as many as three dogs on Medaille’s campus. Freshman Vet Tech major Jessica Burgess is raising her second dog, Duffy, while living in one of the college dorms. Along with Maley, Burgess said a college environment is ideal for raising and training her dog. “It provides them the time that they need to sit and focus,” Burgess said. While she says her dog Duffy takes his work seriously, he is also goofy, energetic, and playful. “It really lightens up a classroom. Having him here has been great for him and it has overall been a fantastic experience for both of us,” she said. Aside from being trained, both Maley and Burgess agree that many students love to see their dogs around school. “When I walk into a class room it’s not ‘Hi Jess,’ it’s ‘Hi Duffy,’ Burgess said. “I usually leave my door open in my dorm and people come in and out to see him.” “It’s relaxing. It’s nice to see them for some students who live here and miss their own dogs at home,” Maley added. Maley and Burgess also agreed on how difficult yet rewarding it is to say goodbye to their dogs when they are finished raising them. “As heart-breaking as it is after a year and a half, it is so nice to go to the graduation and see these people being helped. They’re always so thankful and they understand that you had to give this dog away,” said Maley. Jessica also becomes very emotional when it is time for one of her dogs to graduate. “I think it is incredible when we do have a dog graduate and seeing it makes everything worthwhile,” she said. The third dog on campus, Klondike, belongs to vet tech student Dani Dellaria. Klondike, Kisco, and Duffy can be found having a scheduled playdate every Wednesday morning. According to Maley, having the three dogs on campus has been successful for both her and the students. “It’s good for me and everyone else. Everyone benefits,” she said.

Spiking for water...

Changing lives (ours) in the Photos by Melisa Williams

Dominican Republic Dominican from Page 1

Laydee Ankoma-Mensa and Mariah Haddad co taught during their time in the classroom. Students read for the first half hour of every class prior to beginning assignments.

trip was a first in terms of service learning and in terms of culture and the first time to a developing country. On top of teaching six hours a day in challenging conditions, the group was dealing with cultural and environmental differences. The image of this particular nation, the Dominican Republic is one of unpaved roads with no traffic signals, littered with garbage and stray animals running about, small dilapidated homes, the most basic waste disposal systems and large, hungry mosquitoes. The program included cultural activities, one of which was a journey to the border that the Dominican Republic shares with Haiti. Our travelers are at the border on a market day and the sight is remarkable. “The look of determination in the Haitians’ eyes sticks with you,” said Williams. Still wasted by earthquake, the people of Haiti face an extreme struggle that is hard for most Americans to understand. Unfortunately, the facilities for learning do not fare much better than their surroundings in these places. “We were teaching six hours a day in classrooms with dirt floors and no

doors. It’s hard to focus,” said Ankoma-Mensa. School is only mandatory up to 8th grade there and many only have four hour days. After school programs such as Outreach 360 whose vision is a world where “every child is adequately prepared for college or gainful employment upon reaching adulthood, enabling them to live a life of choice,” play a very big role. The Learning Center where the program is held becomes a part of the culture. The year round-program also give adventurous English speakers an incredible opportunity to stay as either short or long term volunteers, to impart their knowledge and gain some of their own along the way. “I believe that God wanted us to learn from these students and for the students to learn from us,” said Ankoma-Mensa. “I thank him for opening our eyes about the reality of life outside the United States.” She encourages those who do not wish or are not able to volunteer to make a difference via donation on the Outreach 360 website (

Above: Jeff Faunce and the faculty/staff team get together before the game starts for a pre-game cheer. Despite Faunce stacking the team with Canadian grad students, the students were able to pull off the 2-1 game victory.

Above: A determined Brandon Pietron gets some hang time and sends the ball flying back over the net. Laydee, Mariah, Courtney and Fran all had the opportunity to both teach and learn the many different traditions , as well as, tour the countryside during their trip to the Dominican Republic.

Above: The students get together for a pre-game chant of their own. That pink shirt Jamie Wisner is wearing looks much more manly with the sleeves ripped off. Below Right: Team mates look on as the teachers/faculty team bumps the ball during their first game win.

Above: Blocked!!! David Kozar stuffs Professor Fazzioli’s attempt to get the ball over the net.

During her time teaching Mariah Haddad had the opportunity to develop great relationships with the many students with whom she taught.

Mariah works on an assignment with one of the young students after completing their required reading.

All the students who spent time there saw were able to connect with the many students in the Learning Center. They were able to see how another country approaches education.

Fran Perez working with Alphonso, one of their favorite students. In the summer he was not literate in reading both Spanish and English. He is now able to read well in English.

Above Left: The students and faculty/staff duked it out volleyball style to raise money for clean water around the world. The event raised $125. Right: Is that the running man?!?! Future Teacher’s Club advisor Jeff Faunce celebrates a point with a classic move.

The Future Teachers Club ran a month long fundraising campaign to raise funds and awareness for clean water around the world. the culminating event was a faculty/ staff vs. Students volleyball game. Derek Wangler photos



Medaille Perspective April 1, 2013

Medaille students do the

darndest things By Casey Dunlap Opinions Editor

Ankoma-Mensa photo Above: Laydee Ankoma-Mensa spends time on the floor of the legislature with assemblyperson Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes. Right: The conference had a formal networking dinner.

Albany conference gives insight into legislative process When John Crawford, Vice President for College Relations, asked Laydee Ankoma-Mensa if she would represent Medaille College in Albany, at the Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Annual Conference Weekend, she jumped at the chance. She is a dedicated Education Major known for her involvement in the community. While in Albany she had the opportunity to meet with Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, New York State Assembly member. “Some people high up don’t pay attention to you but she was phenomenal,” said Ankoma-Mensa, “she really cared about us personally.” Ankoma-Mensa attended two workshops that she feels passionate about. The first session was “Broken Promise”. It was a workshop dealing with the plight of immigrants brought to this country under false premise whose children end up being here without proper documentation. The only country they know is this one and yet they are here “illegally”. The workshop focused on implementation of the Dream Act or some legislation that gives these people a path to citizenship. People running the workshop felt that Buffalo may have many people in this situation who could benefit from legislation. The second session focused on Academic engagement of first-year black male college students. “Our demographics here at Medaille are changing, especially with ‘Say Yes’ starting in Buffalo,” said Ankoma-Mensa. “We need to have more support offered to minorities in general.” Ankoma-Mensa suggests setting up strong mentorships and starting an enrichment program for students prior to starting college. She also thinks building relationships with people on campus would help. She attended the conference with 2 UB law students. After finishing the conference she had a better idea of what actions that could be taken to improve people’s lives. “All in all, I have a greater sense of what I, as an individual, can do to make a difference in peoples lives.” said AnkomaMensa, “Policy is one way to make change and action is another.”

This education major is looking to ‘bag’ the big prize in next years’ competition

Gina Traniello, a Medaille Education graduate student recently competed for the National Bagging Competition in Las Vegas. The competition all started for Traniello when she won her store competition and moved on to win in her district before competing and winning States. When in Las Vegas, Traniello competed against 23 others on Friday, February 10. There were approximately 30 items that were at the backend of the register that Traniello had to bag between 3 reusable bags, while taking in to consideration weight and product distribution all while being timed. “We were judged on speed, style, attitude, appearance weight distribution and product distribution, we were judged on a lot” says Traniello, “Weight was what hurt me, I was fine with my speed.” Traniello’s career at Tops began in her hometown of Jamestown, New York almost 7 years ago. Traniello transferred to her Maple Road location in Amherst for school. According to Traniello she “started as a cashier/bagger then I moved to almost every department, I still help out cashing/ bagging when its busy and they need me, but I don’t bag as much anymore. If I did I probably would have done better.” Unfortunately Traniello did not finish in the top 5 at Nationals, this year, but says that if she is still working at Tops next year her goal is to do better and finish in the top 5, “I’d like to practice and try harder for next year… I practiced for this competition, but no one had the time to practice with me as much as I would have liked to.”

File photo Gina Traniello received the award for top bagger in the state of New York and moved on to the National competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gina was unable to place in the top 5 at Nationals this year. She hopes to compete again next year and place in the top 5.

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Across: 1. Not good 4. The _ 7. An expression of indifference or boredom 10. A price to be paid 14 13. Sheep sound 14. 5 down 15. Not liquid soap (2 words) 17. Used to capture moments 19. Reason for a drink (2 words) 20. American Rental Association (duh) 21. Eleanor’s nickname 22. To hold attention 25. Super cool! 29. _ willickers 30. Consume 32. Related to the abdomen or stomach 33. “All knowing creator” 34. A movie genre 36. Boogie down 37. Sewar dweller 38. Cars of the water 43. A path 46. College football bowl selection system 49. A tall stand alone cupboard 51. One of the two nucleic acids found in cells 52. British bathroom 53. One who handles or controls 54. What boiling water does 56. Vietnamese new year 57. Listeners 58. A womans name 61. Howdy _ 66. Locates or places in relation to something else 67. Time period 68. Old english for rather than 69. A cryptologic intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense 70. Tv channel that airs “Conan” 71. Capital of Georgia 72. To talk

April Fools!

Theatre Buffalo Gal April 1st- 13th

New Phoenix Theatre 95 Johnson Pk. Buffalo NY

Rock of Ages April 12th 8 p.m. April 13th 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Shea’s Performing Arts

Theresa CaputoLong Island Medium April 18th 7:30 p.m. Shea’s Performing Arts

Movies April 3rd:

Andre Gregory: Before And After Dinner

April 5th:

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Sabres vs. Senators April 5th 7 p.m. FNC

Sabres vs. Devils April 7th 7:30 p.m. Sabres vs. Flyers April 13th 3 p.m. FNC











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Jim Gaffigan April 5th 8p.m.

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Parades/ 5K Dyngus Day Buffalo Parade & Festival April 1st 5:30 p.m. Broadway Market to Central Terminal

Shoes for the Shelter 5K April 14th 10 a.m.- 11 a.m. Streets surrounding Canisius College




Stinson’s ‘The Bro Code’ spills the beans


THIS or THAT Compiled by Bianca Barrons

Who do you prefer: Backstreet Boys or N’SYNC?

Backstreet Boys Cailyn Filsinger Freshman Psychology

“Backstreet Boys, because I like Nick Carter.”

Brandon Lussier Freshman Psychology

“Backstreet Boys, because it played a lot when I was younger.”

Colin Bobick Freshman Psychology

“Backstreet Boys, because I feel like I heard it more when I was growing up.”

Shawn Wells Freshman Biology

“Backstreet Boys, because they all can actually sing.”

N’SYNC Alex Yebernetsky

Medaille Perspective April 1, 2013

By Earl Atwell Staff Writer

If you’re a guy who needs help knowing more about “Bro’s”, this is a book for you! If you’re in need of that occasional laugh, or if you’re a woman and you just want to rip on men and/or understand men better... you should probably read this too! Barney Stinson, AKA the main character on the hit show, “How I met your mother” and Author Matt Kuhn have written this book, entitled “The Bro Code” in which Barney makes the rules that all men should follow. When reading this book Kuhn and Stinson have set out specific articles for all the “Bro’s” out there who need help understanding the “Bro” way of life. Some rules are very explicit, so if you’re Stinson begins the book by stating that easily offended, a speed-reader, or if you in life, everything we do has a law; are too old to appreciate the single guy whether it’s government, religion humor this book is not for you. or gravity. When it comes to “Bro

code”, it’s a law that every man in every generation should go by. Stinson then gives the definition of a “Bro”: “A person who gives you the shirt off his back when he does not want to wear it anymore, a person who will bend over backwards to help you bend someone else backwards.” My favorite rule in this book is Article 119, which reads “When three Bro’s must share the backseat of a car, it is unacceptable for any Bro to put his arm around another bro to increase space” I highly agree with this article because, well, lets face it, no man wants his arm around another guy just for the benefit of space. Made with humor, “The Bro Code” is written for the average man looking for entertainment. Some rules are very explicit, so if you’re easily offended, a speed-reader, or if you are too old to appreciate the single guy humor this book is not for you. However, if you are looking for a casual and entertaining read, I’d definitely recommend this book to you!

Anansi Boys: Neil Gaiman’s best book yet By Heather Prior Staff Writer About a year ago, a friend of mine introduced me to a book series by an author named Neil Gaiman. At first I was a little skeptical. I don’t usually read science fiction, but I decided to give it a chance... and I fell in love! A few months ago, I picked up another. It was a two-in-one hardcover Barnes&Noble special of American Gods and Anansi Boys, both written by Neil Gaiman. These two stories, connected by certain characters that appear in both novels, focus on the concept of belief with a touch of reality, making them almost believable. A lot of Neil Gaiman’s stories are dark and strange, and these two are no exception. The two novels are connected by the presence of Anansi in particular, a major character in both. The story I want to focus on is Anansi Boys. Based around the old West African and Caribbean folklore, the story takes a turn for the unusual right after a sudden and altogether unexpected occurrence. The story isn’t actually about Anansi, the spider God and master of story telling. Though in truth, he could probably have a book

of his own, (In fact he does; A whole mythology full of them) this particular story focuses on Anansi’s son “Fat” Charlie Nancy, as he is thrown into all sorts of turmoil after the passing of his father. This turmoil includes, but is not limited to: One crazy Mother-in-law-to-be, a brother he never knew existed until the day of his father’s funeral, a cheating, lying, degenerative creep of a boss, a plethora of unknown forces out to see him dead, and plenty of embarrassment to go around. I was at work when I decided to start reading it, it was calm and quiet, the only sound audible was the rotating fan on the ceiling. About a chapter in, I had to literally stop myself from laughing out loud so I wouldn’t scare my co-workers. I highly recommend this book to everyone! In 2006, the novel won a collection of prestigious awards, including the Locus, Mythopoeic, YALSA ALEX, and British Fantasy awards. It was also nearly nominated for a Hugo Award, but Gaiman politely declined the offer. As a whole, Anansi Boys is worth every penny, and then some. Next time you find yourself at a bookstore or the library, or anywhere else it may be available, I very much recommend you take a look.

Freshman Psychology

“N’SYNC, because they had the single most successful group.”

Mariah Haddad Freshman Business

“N’SYNC, because of JT’s frosted tips.”

Maegen Buckner Freshman Psychology

“N’SYNC, because I like Justin Timberlake.”

Nancy Davis Freshman English

“N’SYNC, because I listened to them when I was younger.”

Monday, April 29 – Senior Brunch Events Arena 12:35 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1 – Campus Carnival Buffalo Campus 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30 – Reception at the President’s House 88 Lincoln Pkwy 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 2 – Bowling Knights of Columbus on Kenmore 7 p.m

All events are free! To register, call Megan Fitzgerald at (716) 880-2207, visit Mary Johnson in the Sullivan Center or register online at

RSVP for all events by April 25.


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In death, Jimi Hendrix is still larger than By Cameron Ferguson Staff Writer

When a musician who is 70 years of age reaches the top of the charts it is seen as quite the feat; however, this becomes far more impressive when accomplished by a musician who died at the age of 27. Music icon Jimi Hendrix recently achieved this with the release of his final posthumous studio album, People, Hell and Angels. Comprised of twelve previously unreleased studio recordings, People, Hell and Angels offers a glimpse into the mind of a musical genius before his untimely demise. Songs featured on the record were composed during a number of sessions between 1968 and 1969. Created in the aftermath of The Jimi Hendrix Experience breaking up, the album features numerous contributors from various different musical genres. The creative nature of the work showcases the possible direction Hendrix was planning musically for his unfinished fourth album, which was tentatively titled First Rays of The New Rising Sun. Primary contributors on the album include Buddy Miles and Billy Cox, who played with Hendrix often during his final years. Billy Cox, specifically, met Hendrix when the two were both in the army and went on to become a member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience in addition to playing at the infamous 1969 Woodstock Festival performance. The trio even formed a group (Band of Gypsys), releasing a live album in 1970. The chemistry between the three is evident throughout the record, as many of the songs feature a similar blues-rock feel that was heard on the Band of Gypsys album. People, Hell and Angels showcases an experimental approach by Hendrix. While not as far-out as his groundbreaking final album, 1968’s Electric Ladyland, the work incorporates a wide variety of musical influences including the addition of horned instruments and keyboards to the heavily guitar laced instrumentals Hendrix is known for. The combination of musical influences creates a R & B-rock fusion that is prevalent throughout many tracks on the album.

While this creative sound showcases Hendrix’s versatility, the combination can seem more chaotic than unified at times. The incorporation of new musical aspects into the signature Hendrix sound can also be overwhelming. “Let Me Love You” and “Mojo Man” feature an overly heavy R & B influence, more reminiscent of James Brown than Hendrix. While some songs may stray from traditional Hendrix format, there are prime examples of the classic arrangements embraced by fans of the late musician. “Somewhere”, the lead single off the album which reached the top of the Billboard Hot Singles chart in February, embodies classic Hendrix. The track features a smooth riff which Hendrix vocalizes over in his

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trademark conversational signing style, sporadically free-styling on guitar throughout before ending with a minute-long solo. The music scene has witnessed a recent rock resurgence lately, with acts such as The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes and The Sheepdogs receiving recognition for their “classic rock” sound. Despite being recorded over forty years ago, the recent Jimi Hendrix release fairs well in comparison with modernly acclaimed rock albums. While People, Hell and Angels is by no means comparable to Hendrix’s three studio releases during his short life, it acts as a solid posthumous effort that holds its own amongst contemporary rock releases.

“The new Jimi Hendrix release fares well in comparison with recently acclaimed rock albums.”

Identity Thief will ‘steal’ your heart By Pat McGuire Staff Writer Melissa McCarthy, once again, fails to disappoint in the new movie “Identity Thief ”. It’s the story of a woman’s encounter with a man (Jason Bateman) whose identity she has hacked into. Now, this woman is like no other, as the man is unexpectedly charged from a beauty salon and a beach equipment store, among other peculiar places. Once Sandy meets Dawn, he joins her on the run from her Florida home as she is notorious for hacking into countless other identities from that state. They attempt to trek all the way to Colorado (Sandy’s hometown) and restore his initial credit card information. Now, this “attempt” is not the average chase from the law you see in movies. Sandy and Dawn run into bizarre and hilarious chaos in every state in their coastal journey. For example, Dawn hooks up with a drunken hillbilly (Eric Stonestreet from “Modern Family”) from a bar and a snake attempts to hook up with Sandy while he sleeps in the woods, which results in his pants being digested. Some of these funny moments also lead to suspenseful ones, such as car chases or hostages.

While “Identity Thief ” has its graphic moments, you’ll be surprised to know that the actors do their own stunts. Melissa McCarthy even reveals that she received a bloody nose or two when perfecting a scene in which a toaster is thrown at her. “Identity Thief ” is a highly-recommended movie because it clearly demonstrates why Melissa McCarthy is one of the funniest actresses there is. I mean, really, anybody who cannot tolerate somebody like her is not from this planet. With her role as Dawn, she leaves you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next funny thing she says or does. Eric Stonestreet also provides a few good laughs as the drunken hillbilly.



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Medaille Perspective April 1, 2013

Is New york City in 24 hours worth it? By Casey Dunlap Opinions Editor This was a trip that was well waited for. Due to the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy in October, the original date of the trip, got delayed until the first weekend in March. Friday, March 1, 2013 11:30 pm - We all meet in the lobby of Main and get on the bus, to prepare for our anticipated take-off. We are all beyond excited that this is a new bus that has Wi-Fi and outlets, our gadgets are saved!! Saturday, March 2, 2013 12:00 am – And we’re off!! So long Buffalo, its NYC or bust! 3:00 am – Somewhere around Syracuse, and it is hard to get comfortable or to sleep more than 15 minutes, thankfully I took a nap before we left. 6:00 am – About an hour outside of the city we make a pit-stop at the Pocono Inn, so that we can wake up and freshen ourselves for the long day ahead. 7:30 am – We have been dropped off outside Grand Central Station, and are warned that if we are not there promptly at 7:30 pm, we would not be returning to Buffalo with the rest of the party. My friends and I make finding a Tim Horton’s our first priority, we agree that breakfast and coffee are a must. 8:00 am – We have successfully located Tim Horton’s and have indeed made our way to Rockefeller Center to stand outside the Today show, and even on T.V. 9:00 am – My friends and I decide to purchase tickets to one of the New York Sightseeing bus tours. This is the best way for us to get around and to see all the things that we are hopeful to see. We didn’t have a plan before we left, we were just going to wing-it.

10:00 am – We head downtown and plan to visit the 911 Memorial. While the bus tour takes us by landmarks such as The Flat Iron Building, The Empire State Building, the original Macy’s as well as Greenwich Village. Our tour guide, Sherwood, is hilarious and knows all about the city. When we reach our stop, he gives us directions on how to get to the Memorial as well as a bathroom. 11:00 am – We secure tickets to see the site, and go through security screenings. The site is a beautiful tribute to those that lost their lives. It is a quiet space in such a noisy city. 1:30 pm - After finding our way back to a spot to “hop –on” one of our tour buses, our next destination was Little Italy, for lunch of course. We passed Bryant Park and got a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty and both the Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridges. We are dropped off at a stop in China Town and are directed through it to get to some restaurants. This tour guide was not as helpful and was a little dry in the information presented on the tour. We walk through streets of Chinatown according to the directions we were given. The streets and the storefront displays are similar to a market. After asking someone if we were headed in the right direction, we are welcomed by signs to Little Italy. We treat ourselves to some pizza and cannolis and head back through Chinatown to be picked up by a bus and go back towards midtown and Times Square. 3:00 pm – We are back in Times Square, waiting for our uptown bus tour to depart. We found some bathrooms and tried to warm up a little inside stores while waiting. This tour will take us by Central Park, Lincoln Center, American Museum of Natural History, takes us through Harlem and by the Apollo Theatre and


Casey Dunlap photo Monica Freiert, Upper Senator in SGA, helps to get things organized during the recent New York City trip. SGA students attended a conference while they were there. Other students were also invited to go. This trip was scheduled for October but was canceled because of hurricane Sandy.

the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This tour we stayed on and listened and took pictures. 5:00 pm - After our uptown loop tour we decide to spend our final hours shopping and getting something to eat before the trip home. We go to the Yankee store in Times Square and visit Nike town as well as make a stop in the Hershey store and various souvenir shops. 7:15 pm – We arrive back at Grand Central Station with a little help from a few locals in ensuring us that we were headed in the right direction. We also were assisted by a fellow Medaille student on finding the restroom in Grand Central, a must for the trip home. 7:45 pm – So long big city, we had fun, thanks for the memories. We are headed home, with our phones charging.

9:00 pm – A little after an hour into our journey home we make a stop. Sunday, March 3, 2013 12:08 am – It seems to be taking forever to get home, and sleep is hard although we are all exhausted. We are somewhere outside of Syracuse. 2:27 am – It is snowing, which has slowed our progress, we just want to be home at this point. 3:30 am – We arrive back at Medaille and have to shovel our cars off in order to get home. Just a reminder that we are back in Buffalo. The trip was great! Thank you to Melisa Williams for organizing the trip, the Seneca Niagara bus for having outlets, and to the city of New York for being so entertaining!

Student Government Association The End of the Year Banquet:

Casino Royale Friday, April 26, 2013 Hors d'oeuvres at 6 pm Dinner at 7 pm

Pearl Street Grill 76 Pearl St. Buffalo

$10 single / $15 Couple / $15 Faculty & Staff Purchase Tickets and sign up for limo transportation with Mary Johnson.

Medaille Perspective April 1, 2013



Road to redemption has begun for men’s lacrosse

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Losing the NEAC championship last year gives us motivation to get back to the finals this year. Sean Phillips Defense, Junior

By Alec D Pinterpe Jr. Staff Writer Last year the Medaille Mavericks men’s lacrosse team fell to conference rivals Keuka College 17-5 in the North Eastern Atlantic Conference championship game. Fast forward 10 months later, Sean Kettles stands in one goal for Medaille and Corey Spuck stands in goal for SUNY Canton. Less than two minutes into the game, a Drew Belica shot gets pass Spuck and the Mavericks quest to get over the Championship hurdle began. The Mavericks would win their season opener against the Kangaroos 13 – 9 and won two out of five non-conference games to start their NEAC campaign with 2 - 3 record. Head Coach Mike Carbery thinks that beginning the season with non-conference games helps a team prepare for its conference schedule. “We have played a couple of very tough opponents thus far in our season in an effort to prepare us for NEAC

play,” said Carbery. “We scheduled teams that were very athletic and played an up tempo pace, so we could work on our ability to handle pressure offensively and apply it defensively.” Carbery believes that the if the offense continues to finish on their opportunities and the back end improves with the team defense concept, they will regain another chance at the NEAC title. Medaille’s and NEAC’s leading scorer Brock Levick believes non-conference reveals a lot about a team. “Our out of conference games have helped us find out what our strengths and weaknesses are,” said Levick. “It’s allowed us to play some tough competition preparing us for our conference games.” Levick, the 2012 NEAC Offensive Player of the Year, has scored 24 goals in 5 games, including scoring 10 goals in a 25-1 destruction of Franciscan University. In this game, he also became the program’s leading scorer with 178 total points in just over two years at Medaille College. “So far, I fell like we are doing well,” said junior captain Sean Phillips. “We need to keep working hard though to get better everyday. That’s the only way to win.” He goes on to say that knowing how last year ended has made the team hungry for that first NEAC championship. The Mavericks’ home schedule only consists of five games but in the middle of those games may be the most important game of the year. It is a rematch of the 2012 NEAC Championship game against Keuka College.

Sean Phillips Men’s Lacrosse

A1. Win our

Q1: What are your team goals for the year?

conference championship

Q6: Favorite Athlete ?

l April 2 vs Wells College 1 p.m. @ All High Stadium l April 6 vs SUNY IT 3 p.m. @ All High Stadium *Alumni Day* l @ Keuka College 7 p.m Keuka Park,NY

Katie Gibbons Softball

A1. Win the AMCC

A3. Peanut butter

A3. Grilled chicken

and jelly sandwich.

A4. Till I CollapseEminiem

A5. My eye black

has to be done right or I have to re-do it

Upcoming Games

A2. Beating

Q2: Favorite Mav Memory?

Q4: Favorite Pre Game pump up song? Q5: Pre game superstitions?

conference and go to the NCAA’s A2. All the laughs I have with my teammates. They’re

Morrisville on their own field last year in playoffs

Q3:Favorite Pre Game Meal?

Captain Pat Gregorie says the 2012 NEAC Championship still doesn’t sit well with the team. “It’s a huge game, no doubt,” said Gregoire. “We’ve got to worry about a lot more conference games before then. With that being said, I would be lying if I said it wasn’t in the back of my mind.” Keuka has only played three games but has a 2 – 1 record, scoring 40 goals in the process. Carbery, Levick,Philips and Gregoire see big differences between the team that lost to Keuka last year and the 2013 squad. Carbery believes that the team is more cohesive because it is his second year with the team after a three-year hiatus from the headcoaching job. Instead of the team getting used to his coaching style, they can be focused on lacrosse related worries. “I think this year’s team is much closer as a group which makes us stronger then past years,” said Levick. “Losing the NEAC championship last year gives the team motivation to get back to the finals year.”

A6. Big John Scott

Photo Credit to Susan Belica and

and asparagus.

A4. Halle Barry by

Hurricane Chris or anything from the Pitch Perfect album!

A5. I have to shower

before my game and have a braid always.

A6. Obviously

Michael Jordan.

Katie Botsford Women’s Lacrosse

A1. Make playoffs and win our first conference championship A2. Making it to the NEAC Final Four last year. A3. Turkey sub from Subway. A4. Anything Country A5. I have to put my gloves on then my goggles before the face-off A6. Abby Wambach



Medaille Perspective April 1, 2013

First year head coach optimistic for 2013 baseball By Brandon Kilijanski Staff Writer

Courtesy of Josh Sova photo Junior Korey Hagen anticipates a hit during the Mavs 14-9 win over Cairn University in Florida on March 9. The utility fielder is currently batting .214 and is tied for first with homeruns with one.

Even though the Mavericks baseball team has an ugly looking 1-6 record on the season upon returning from spring training in central Florida, first year head coach Josh Sova knows his club is not far off from adding to the win column. “We have led in all but one game and have had a chance to win each game late,” said Sova. “Our team has come a very long way since last season, and once we figure out how to make a few more plays and get a couple more big hits, we will be very tough to beat in conference play.” The Mavericks began spring training in grand fashion by defeating Cairn University 14-9 with the help from junior first baseman Cory Bukowski hitting a fastball right down the middle of the plate, over the wall in rightcenter for a go-ahead three-run homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning in his first Medaille at-bat. For Bukowski, it was not the first time he hit a homerun in his first at-bat for a new school. While attending ECC before transferring to Medaille, he did the same thing. “I felt like it was meant to be because my first at-bat at ECC was a homerun also,” said Bukowski. “It’s ironic and it feels like a moviesc-ript.” Five out of the next six games in central Florida, the Mavericks would have the lead but then give it up in the late innings due to some struggling defense. At the end of seven games played, the Mavericks committed 22 errors and the six losses were only by a combined 15 runs. “Our weakness has been our defense,” said

sophomore catcher Ryan Markiewicz. “We could not make the big play when we needed it.” “Unfortunately, we have not been very good defensively and it has cost us a few games,” said Sova. The good news is that the team will be able to practice more on an actual diamond, rather than inside the gym, with warmer weather on the horizon. That will be a major help to fixing the early season defensive woes. “We need to be confident, and we need to want the ball hit to us and be the one that wants to make the last out,” added Markiewicz. One of the strengths of the team thus far has been overall solid pitching by a large committee of players. The Mavericks had 11 different players on the mound throughout the seven games in spring training. Junior pitcher Zach Machmer has led the way with 152/3 innings pitched, and a 2.30 earned run average. He has strong command with an impressive 15 to four strikeout-to-walk ratio. “Zach Machmer is our ace, and as long as he can throw all the pitches [fastball, curveball, change-up] consistently, he will be very tough all year,” said Sova. “He has really focused on improving his change-up this offseason and it has been a very good pitch for him in his first two starts.” The record is not what the team wants, but being able to compete in each game has allowed them to gain confidence for the upcoming conference schedule. “We have 20 guys who work hard and want to get better every day,” said Bukowski. “We have the potential to be at the top of the AMCC. We need to give 110 percent each play and always want that next ball hit to you.”

Despite post season finish, Mavs season was a success Young Mavericks squad have bright future after 2013 season By Alec Short Staff Writer The Mavs had the ball with just seconds left. They put up the potential game winning three pointer, but it fell short, sending them to the ECAC tournament. This consolation event, an invitation only experience, now had Medaille positioned in the sixth spot. They traveled to Huntingdon, PA to play the three seeded Juniata. This was where the road ended for the Mavs, falling 73-58 in the opening round of the ECAC South Championship. In his final game Anthony Battaglia lead the team in points with 13, going 5 of 10 from the floor. Once again, Jammal Coleman, was not far behind with a dozen of his own. Coleman also added to his stat line with a game high, 7 rebounds. Overall, the Mavs shot 39.6% from the field while Juniata went 50.9%. The loss put Medaille at an overall record of 18-11, and the invite to the tournament marks the sixth straight year that they have either advanced to the NCAA or ECAC tournament. Taking the time to look back on the season, Coach MacDonald said, “I think it’s a success. We saw the team grow through-

out the season. We went through some hardships, but we kept battling and continuing to get better.” First team all conference player Jammal Coleman agreed strongly with his coach and believes the season was a success. “I think this season was a learning experience, taught us lessons. Leadership roles grew and we became closer as a family, despite the obstacles we went through.” Miles Newcomb said, “Yes, somewhat, because I got to meet new people from around the country.” Next season will be here before you know it, with the Mavs anxious to turn a new page as they continue to try to write history. Coach MacDonald said, “All the new guys are learning the Medaille way, the way we do things, we won’t have to take so much time in explaining things when preparing for practice.” Jammal Coleman said, “Carry on the legacy the seniors have left us, Improve from our mistakes of last season, prepare ourselves, and be ready to make history.” Miles Newcomb said, “To win the conference and NCAA’s.” The Mavs didn’t walk away empty handed as two players from

the team earned all conference honors. Sophomore Jammal Coleman made first team being in a group with all seniors, while Alex Baron was not far behind, making third team. Looking back under a microscope it was a common occurrence to see the name Coleman come up on the top of the scoring chart. He led the team with 479 points. He was second on the team in rebounds with 135 and assists with 71. Josh Laureano had a great year as well, heading the top of the charts on rebounding with 139, and assists with 149. Tyler Stevens was once again a huge threat from behind the arc going 68 of 147 with a total percentage of 46. “I think our whole season was a highlight in my opinion. Look how far we came. We came a long way. This season was still a success even though we didn’t make it to the NCAA tournament,” said Coleman. That’s what the Mavs can look back on, a season that maybe had a few ups and downs, but in the whole scheme of things, they came together as a team whenever the going got tough. The fans had a great season supporting them, there was a lot of good basketball, and we will be looking forward to the next season.

Medaille Perspective April 1 , 2013


Lady Mavs lacrosse look to core to carry the load

With a new coach and a strong group of veteran players, women’s lacrosse are optimistic for 2013 By Jon Sherman Staff Writer Any team who loses their captains from the year before, face a tough challenge in the following season. For the lady Mavs lacrosse team, an experienced core is hoping to take over. “Although we lost our captains and one of our leading scorers, we still have a dominant force on our offensive end and our defense is continuously improving.” Senior captain and midfielder Katie Botsford is confident in the team’s abilities for this season, despite losing last year’s captains. “Last year we had a mix of experienced girls and girls who just started playing. This year we brought back a good core of the girls who are experienced with the sport and a couple who are dedicated to getting better as well.” In years past, the Mavs struggled with depth on the field. There were many girls who did not have a ton of experience playing the game and this year, the squad is full of depth and ready to prove doubters wrong. Leading the charge this year will be captains junior Emily Victor, senior Taylor Hackford and Botsford. On the backend, the Mavs will be lead by junior midfielder Denay O’Conner and freshman goalkeeper Brittany Lucas. As for putting the biscuit in the basket, the Mavericks will depend on the twisted wristers from sophomore Emily Brophy and Botsford. Brophy and Botsford lead the team in goals as they each have found the back of the cage nine times in two games. “The whole team works together to accomplish a common goal which is winning and so far we are off to a good start to the season” Botsford later added. As of publication, the Mavs are 1-1, coming off an obliteration of Franciscan University 21-2 on March 23 in Ohio. Supplying the offense, as expected was Botsford and Brophy. Both netted five goals and one helper each. Senior Heather Boyzuck also had herself a day by potting four of her own to help the serge. Victor chipped in with four points as well. Lucas had an easy day between the pipes only having to make seven saves. The Mavs next two games are vital to the season. Both are home conference games against Hilbert College and SUNY IT at Utica/Rome.

James P. McCoy photo Sophomore sniper Emily Brophy fires a shot past Penn-State Abbington’s netminder in last years 16-10 victory. The Rochester,NY native is already off to a hot start in 2013 as she has 9 goals in 2 games.

Lady Mavs ready for AMCC play after Florida trip

The Medaille women’s softball team hope a tough schedule in Florida will help for conference play By Simon Fedak Staff Writer

Pat Gregoire photo Junior Tyler Stevens fast breaks up the floor in the Mavericks 97-68 win over Mount Aloysius College in the AMCC quarterfinals. Stevens graduates as one of the programs best three point shooters as he knocked down an impressive 173 three balls, good enough for third best in program history.


Medaille Flickr photo Junior Sarah Barrancotta lays down a bunt in their 3-1 victory against Elms College in the Lady Mavs season opener in Fort Myers, FL on March 9.

After hours of practice and a long plane ride, the 2013 season is here. The Lady Mavs softball team opened up their season with two big wins in sunny Florida as the girls finally got underway in this years campaign. “One of our main goals is to be AMCC champions this year” said senior Katie Gibbins and in the first two games the girls would show that they indeed have the potential to do so. In the first game the Lady Mavs beat Elms College by a score of 3-1 and in the second game, the Mavs took Olivet College beating them by a score of 8-4 Nicole Gulisano was on fire as she pitched a complete game picking up three strikeouts and would go on to only give up five lone hits. Senior Mary Kate Bongiovanni went 1-3 and picked up a stolen base as well as a run. In game two, senior Katie Gibbins would lead the way as she went 2-3 and added two RBIs along with two runs. Kiara Diana also had a very strong performance as she went 2-4 along with three RBIs and a home run. Amanda Mesi was hot from the mound as she struck out four batters without giving up any walks as well. Despite the scores being very tight, the Lady Mavs would unfortunately drop the next two games. The girls lost 7-5 to Rockford College followed by a 8-7 loss to Salem State University. The Lady Mavs saw some struggles in the last remaining days as they dropped four games but they picked up wins against Salem State 6-3 and St. Joseph’s College - Brooklyn 7-2.

“Going to a place like Florida to kick off the season really was exciting as well as beneficial,” said junior Barrancotta. “Team bonding really increased and the girls grew closer as a whole. We learned how to play with each other and really learned how to communicate better with one another on and off the field.” The Lady Mavs sit at a 4-6 overall record at publication with each game being non-conference games. The Lady Mavs have practiced to tighten up weaknesses that they learned over the Florida spring break trip. “Hitting and staying in the game mentally will be crucial for us” said junior Tia Kinney” The Lady Mavs kick off their conference season against cross town rival D’Youville College in a matinee double header on April 1 at 1 p.m.

Upcoming Games l April 2 vs Pitt-Bradford 3 p.m. @ McCarthy Park (Double Header) l April 6 vs Pitt-Greensburg 1 p.m. @ McCarthy Park (Double Header) l April 7 Franciscan University 1 p.m. (Double Header) l April 10 @ Hilbert College 3 p.m. Hamburg, NY (Double Header)

Monday, April 1



Record breaking day Junior attackmen Brock Levick had an historic afternoon against Fransciscan University setting and breaking offensive program records.

After last years ECAC tournament championship, the #12 Mavericks are settling for nothing less than a...


By Pat Gregoire Sports Editor With just one non-conference game remaining, the focus for the #12 Medaille men’s volleyball team has shifted over to the 2013 United Volleyball Conference tournament. “We are continuing to work hard every time we step on the court whether it’s practice or a game,” said junior Trevor Barrett. “We have to maintain a high level of play in order to be fully prepared when the tournament starts.” The Mavs ended conference play with a 7-4 UVC record which is a good enough for a fifth place finish. The tournament kicks off April 13 when Medaille will take on third place SUNY New Paltz. The Mavs took a 3-2 win over the Hawks on home court at the first UVC cross over of the year on Medaille’s home court. A major focal point of the season has been team defense, especially in critical points of the game. “Team defense has led us to be able to pick up crucial points in multiple matches,” said Barrett. “Whether it has been blocking or good digs from the back row, it’s the plays like that help to win against tough teams.” The Mavs have posted 191.5 blocks so far this season, putting them fourth in total blocks by a UVC team. They also have had 905 digs which is good for fourth among UVC squads. Offense has also been a strong point for the Mavs as they have also posted a sold 1293 kills, 334 coming from the Amherst native Barrett. The junior Barrett has stepped up this season and has become a force for the Mavs game in and out. “Now he’s an upper classmen and the game has slowed down for him a lot and he’s become the guy when we need to put a ball away the setters will try to get it to him every time,” said senior Libero Brandon Kilijanski. “A guy like Erin Kelly is only in there for three rotations, so they have Trevor hit front row, hit back row and it’s great to have him as that option.” Barrett has been named Medaille Student Athlete of the week and AMCC player of the week twice while also nabbing UVC player of the week in the last week of February. “As a big lefty he’s tough to stop and teams aren’t doing a good job at it,” said Kilijanski. “When he’s hungry, you’ve gotta feed the beast,” said the senior with laughter. Barrett’s success did not just start over night as the Sweet Home grad put an outstanding amounts of hard work over the offseason to become the player her is today. “Over the summer I tried focusing on become more versatile by playing beach volleyball and worked on my endurance by running a half marathon,” said Barrett. “With not many upper classmen returning, I know I had to work hard knowing I would take more of a leadership role compared to last year.” The hard work as paid off as Barrett has not only become the Mavericks best player but he has become one of the best players in all of the UVC. Last season, the Mavs captured a ECAC tournament title, but this season a consolation championship is not acceptable. With a UVC championship win, the Mavs will receive an automatic NCAA tournament bid and make a major step forward for the Medaille program.

By The

Numbers 9-1

Home Record

1283 Kills

154 Aces

Medaille Perspective Student Newspaper  

This is the April 1 edition of the Medaille College Perspective student newspaper.

Medaille Perspective Student Newspaper  

This is the April 1 edition of the Medaille College Perspective student newspaper.