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Campus Life makes exception

‘Perk Up’ campaign aims to reduce plastic waste on campus Shaun Cassidy Fan Club petitions to hold senior show Maria Pericozzi News Editor

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Perk Up, the new campaign from the Office of Sustainability, is working to reduce plastic waste on the Oswego State campus by promoting the use of reusable coffee cups. The goal of the campaign is for 500 reusable coffee cups to be given out by the end of the semester. As of March 8, more than 300 had been distributed to students across campus. Brielle Jodeit, an intern at the Office of Sustainability, said the goal of the campaign is to reduce the amount of plastic waste that goes into landfills. “We decided to bring [Perk Up] to Oswego because as the Office of Sustainability, we try to focus on a bunch of different sustainable initiatives every semester,” Jodeit said. “We try to focus on different aspects. While recycling is step

At the end of last semester, Campus Life instituted a new policy that restricted official student meetings after the last day of classes to give more students time to read and study in preparation for finals. This policy meant that the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club would be unable to have their Senior Show, which is normally the Saturday after the final day of classes. Noah Pierce, the organization’s vice president, started a petition that received more than 200 signatures in 24 hours. Pierce said after submitting the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club show dates in the beginning of the year, the senior show was repeatedly denied multiple times and they were not sure why. The club was then informed by Megan Runge, event coordinator, of the policy change. The president and secretary of the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club then met with Earnest Washington, the director of campus life, multiple times. Washington said the time after the last day of classes are known as “reading days” and are not meant for programming. Pierce said the organization was at a loss of what to do, so he started the petition on on Feb. 27. “Every year we have our Senior Show, a show celebrating each of our seniors and giving a tear-filled send off, on the last


one of sustainability, it is not all that you can do. We try to find a middle ground of what is feasible for students to actually accomplish on campus that has an impact.” The campaign started at the beginning of the semester with a week of tabling in the Marano Campus Center, Lake Effect Café and more locations throughout campus to distribute coffee cups and information about the campaign. Jodeit said Alpha Phi Omega members also helped with tabling throughout the week. “The APO volunteers were super awesome,” Jodeit said. “The 31 volunteers helped out every day and helped make it possible.” Jodeit said the idea for Perk Up started when their previous campaign, Tap In, was started last semester. Staff from the Office of Sustainability attended a conference where Cupanion was featured and they decided to bring both the app and the campaigns, Perk Up and Tap In, to the


Taylor Woods | The Oswegonian Shaun Cassidy Fan Club practices for shows every Sunday in Room 205 in the Marano Campus Center.

Student fees set to increase $15 total in fall Health, athletic, transportation, technology costs to be raised Alexander Gault-Plate Assistant News Editor


For the 2017-2018 academic year, the student fees for the health center, athletic department, on-campus transportation and campus technology will be increasing. These fees are paid by Oswego State undergraduate students every semester to cover costs associated with various services provided by the campus. These four fees together are known as broad-based fees. The health fee, which will increase by $5 per semester, covers services provided to students by Mary Walker Health Center. The athletic fee, increasing by $4.50 per semester next year, covers some of

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the costs associated with the 24 intercollegiate sport teams supported by Oswego State, as well as costs accrued when hosting sporting events. The transportation fee, increasing by $1 per semester, pays for the Blue Route, which serves the main Oswego State campus, and the Green Route, which takes students from the campus center to Rice Creek Field Station and Laker Hall. The technology fee, increasing by $4.50 per semester, pays for the technology used by the campus, including Banner and MyOswego services. The combined increase for all four fees will be $15 dollars per semester. These fees are charged to students regardless of residency. The transportation fee and health center fee are only charged to students taking class-



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es on the main Oswego State campus. These fees are integral to the financial stability of the departments that benefit from them. “Our operational budget is almost completely dependent upon the student athletic fee money,” said Susan Viscomi, Director of Athletics for Oswego State. The athletic department uses the funds from the student fee to cover not only the costs associated with the intercollegiate athletic teams, but also the costs of student employment from games hosted on campus. According to the Oswego State website, the athletic fee does not fund club sports or the fitness centers and is not a “user fee.” This means that it is

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Student leadership conference speaker inspires Ferial Govashiri tells audience to follow their passions in college

student she took the opportunity to intern with campaigns starting in 2007. “Even though I wasn’t making money and had to move back with my parents for a bit, it was worth it because I was passionate about what I was doing,” Govashiri said. After her presentation, the forum was opened for students to ask questions. “It is always fascinating to hear students’ questions,” Govashiri said. “It tells you a lot about what they are going through and if I have even the smallest chance to help, based on my life experience and having been in their shoes once before, it drives me.” Govashiri said working as Obama’s personal secretary for eight years had been her greatest accomplishment thus far. Taylor Woods | The Oswegonian As her time in the White House came Students gathered in the Marano Campus Center Auditorium to listen to Ferial Govashiri speak. to a close, Govashiri watched as transition teams between the two presidential adto students about using their short time as ministrations worked tirelessly to ease a Jamie Aranoff college students to not only learn and grow, new presidential team into power. Staff Writer but to find their inner self worth, which is As far as the new administration goes, easier said than done on the modern day. Govashiri said she is optimistic. She Former President Barack Obama’s “Use this amazing time in college to be knows the big task that each administrapersonal aid Ferial Govashiri spoke to present, open your senses and allow all of tion faces and is giving a fair chance to students Friday evening about finding your experiences in,” Govashiri said. “Four watch the Trump administration get accliherself, and following passions, both per- years actually goes by really fast and you mated to the new role. sonally and academically. need to make sure you cherish every min“Her venture from being a passionGovashiri was the keynote speaker ute of it. This is the time where you start to ate campaigner infused with her drive at the Oswego State Student Leadership build your network and learn what you’re for public service enables her to work for Conference, a two-day event spanning passionate about.” president Obama,” van Reenen said. “All For Govashiri, passion is what led her because she stayed true to her dreams and March 3 and 4. Serving as the commander in chief’s to the White House. As a political science trusted the choices she made.” personal advisor during the Obama Administration, Govashiri said she was honored to speak to students, as well as taking a much-needed break away from the Washington D.C. political circuit. As an Iranian immigrant, Govashiri said her parents’ sacrifice to come to the United States never strayed far from her train of thought. She used it to motivate her and to push herself to do more, never wasting the opportunities presented in this country. “Govashiri’s statement, ‘I might not have been born in the U.S. I might have never imagined myself working for the president of the U.S. I might be one of the few Iranian-Americans who ever does. But I was not out of place, I was exactly where I belong.’ And as an international student hoping to prosper in my own American dream, that statement inspired me to pursue my destiny and continue to cherish the American values,” student association senator, Omar van Reenen said. Taylor Woods | The Oswegonian Taking the stage in the Marano Campus Center auditorium, Govashiri spoke Ferial Govashiri spoke to student media during a press conference before the event about pursuing passions.

Planetarium show: "The Start of Spring," 7 p.m., March 19 in Shineman Center, Room 223. Talk: "The Soviet Sublime," 10 a.m., March 20 in Lanigan Hall, Room 105. International Coffee Hour, 3:30 p.m., March 20 in Marano Campus Center, Room 255. Master of Art Student Exhibition, 10 a.m., March 21 in the Tyler Hall Art Gallery. Funelle's Log Cabin, 7 p.m., March 21 in Funelle Hall Main Lounge.

Men's lacrosse vs. SUNY Alfred, 4 p.m., March 22 at Laker Turf Stadium. Men's tennis vs. Hartwick, 4 p.m., March 22 at the Romney Tennis Courts. Movie: "Vitus," 7 p.m., March 22 in Marano Campus Center, Room 132. Comedian: Danish Maqbool, 8:15 p.m., March 22 in Marano Campus Center, Room 114. Brass Concert: Mark Kellogg and David Bamonte, 7:30 p.m., March 23 in the Sheldon Hall Ballroom.

begun. Applications for both $4.50 per semester. Auxiliary positions were due on March Services, which manages the 8 to The Point. transport fee, has also decided to cut a Trailways service to Oswego Metro Center in SyraMen's rugby requested The African Student Orcuse due to disuse. $775 for a series of tournaganization requested monments over the course of ey for their annual fashion the rest of the semester. show and dinner events. The team is anticipating a The various administrative They asked for a total of move to Div. I due to a se- departments that have stu$4,000 from SA to cover the ries of successes in their dent fees came to SA this week prizes they will be giving Div. II competitions. to outline the increases they SUNY SA drafted a reso- away as well as the fees ashave planned for the upcom- lution that would introduce sociated with bringing pering academic year. The trans- teleconference systems to formers to campus, such portation fee is increasing by share the medical abilities of as travel and lodging costs. $1 per semester. The athletic Upstate Medical University, The total costs for the dinfee will be increasing $4.50 per Downstate Medical Univer- ner total $2,645 and the The SA election process to semester. The health center sity, SUNY Stony Brook and costs for the fashion show find a new vice president and fee will be increasing by $5 per University of Buffalo to as- total $3,660. The organizapresident for the upcoming semester. The campus tech- sist with mental health cri- tion only asked SA to cover a academic year has officially nology fee will be increase by sises across the state. portion of each event.

A4 NEWS Oswego State education students partner with Leighton Elementary School THE OSWEGONIAN FRIDAY, March 10, 2017

Participants praise program, receive experience in classrooms, build relationships with host teacher

Photo provided by The Office of Communications and Marketing Oswego State students get a hands-on learning experience through the Leighton Community Classroom program.

James Pharo Contributing Writer In a program that exchanges resources for experience, Oswego State education students are partnering with

Leighton Elementary students for a more hands-on teaching experience. “Everyone in the building is just as passionate about working with kids and helping them succeed as I am, so it's a very welcoming and friendly environment for all staff,” education ma-

jor Jessica Kennedy said. “At Leighton they really try to make the community feel like a second home.” This program is called the Leighton Community Classroom program. Oswego State students attend class in Leighton Elementary, a class taught by special education teacher, Linda Stummer. The students are learning special education to help children with disabilities in their classrooms enter the general education curriculum. “All students have special needs,” Stummer said. “Special education is providing a gateway and accessibility so all students have the opportunity to take part in the general education curriculum.” After Oswego State students are finished attending Stummer’s class, at 9 a.m., they go to their classrooms where they receive hands-on experiences teaching the elementary school students at Leighton. “I wanted to become an education major with the goal to become a special education teacher,” said Madisyn Walsh, an education major at Oswego State. “Early intervention for young elementary school children with dis-

abilities is so important and growing up with an older brother with autism really gave me a first-hand look at what kind of positive impacts early intervention and special education teachers have on children with disabilities.” This program is not only open to Oswego State students; it is also open to Oswego State professors. “College professors are learning a bunch, classroom teachers are learning a lot,” said Christine Walsh, a visiting assistant professor director. “The children get a lot more one-to-one attention. College students are really benefiting because they are in the classroom a lot more than a lot of other students.” This program is an exchange in which Oswego State students receive experience and their own classroom while the school receives supplies such as desks, chairs and technology. Oswego State students have a competitive advantage over their peers for having done this program because not all schools offer this kind of program, according to Walsh. “This program allows me to become acclimated in the school community,”

said Rachel Hoenings, an Oswego State student. “It helps me by allowing me to have a better relationship with my host teacher and the students in the class. I am not just a visitor in the classroom I am considered an important part of the classroom.” The result of having extra hands in the classroom has been improving Leighton from a focus school, a school that is identified by New York State as being a school with low academic performance, to being placed off the focus school’s list. According to Walsh, the program will lead to higher test scores and better opportunities for the students to get ahead. “Having [Oswego State students] in Leighton classrooms raises the level of professionalism in the school building because their learning and their questions about the practice of teaching helps us all take a closer look at the teaching and learning process,” Walsh said. “It's another adult to connect with individual children in the classroom as we meet increasing academic, social and emotional needs.”

Campaign educates students City residents want better access to Lake Ontario about how to save environment Issue of safety raises questions about where stairs could be put COFFEE from COVER Oswego State campus. “We took the idea of reducing waste and ran with it with the [Tap In program] and it was super successful,” Jodeit said. “We decided to go for the other demographic that other schools use with Cupanion and go for the coffee cups.” Jodeit said it was frustrating at first deciding whether coffee cups were a good idea. “We knew everyone drinks water or at least that they should,” Jodeit said. “We actually had discussions in the office about how many people truly drink coffee and would use the cups.” After doing research, Jodeit said the Office of Sustainability found out that more people drink coffee that they originally thought. Students can receive the free reusable coffee cups around campus when the office of sustainability does tabling or students can go directly to the Office of Sustainability, in 126A Hewitt Union. In order to get a cup, students have to download the app, Cupanion, to their phone. This Canadian app tracks how many times the user refills the cup when they scan. Through the app, the user is also entered into competitions to win prizes such as T-shirts, bags, free drinks and other

items. Jodeit said a student from Oswego State won an Amazon Dot last week. On Fridays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., students that have the Cupanion app downloaded can also go to the Office of Sustainability for free coffee, hot chocolate or tea. Oswego State students, like sophomore Manna Job, think that the campaign is a good way to reduce plastic waste. “It is an innovative and effective way to reduce plastic usage on campus while receiving amazing perks,” Job said. Sophomore Ryan Cobane agreed with Job and said he thinks it is a great way to educate people on the amount of plastic that is going into landfills every day. “I never realized that the dining hall coffee cups couldn’t be recycled,” Cobane said. “After getting my reusable coffee cup and water bottle, I have filled them multiple times a day to try to reduce the amount of plastic that I add to landfills every day.” Cobane said he applauds the Office of Sustainability for kickstarting the initiative to reduce plastic waste on the Oswego State campus. “I am proud to be on a campus that cares about the world around us,” Cobane said. “Any little bit that we can do to reduce the amount of plastic going into landfills is a success.”

Criselda Mapoy | The Oswegonian The Office of Sustainability's goal is to distribute 500 reusable coffee mugs before the end of the semester.

Maria Pericozzi News Editor Residents of the Oswego community have expressed their concerns about the access and safety to Lake Ontario after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Oswego won the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative. On July 14, Cuomo announced that downtown Oswego was selected as the winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative in Central New York which has been in the final plans of implementing. Oswego Mayor William Barlow held three public meetings to discuss how the grant should be spent to revitalize downtown. Nearly 100 residents gathered in December to express their opinions about what the grant should be spent on. “Winning the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative provides Oswego with an extraordinary opportunity, and now it is time for our community to come together to develop a plan to transform downtown and capitalize on such an opportunity,” Barlow said in a press release from June 1. In addition to the access and safety to the waterfront of Lake Ontario, residents expressed concerns about downtown parking, the need for renovations to sidewalks and better promotion of the historic districts. According to the official Oswego County website, the closest free access public beach to Oswego is Mexico State Park. The beach is open for swimming, weather permitting, mid-June through Labor Day. Oswego State student Ryan Cobane said because the closest beach is not close at all, he goes down the man-made stairs near West Campus, to get down to the lake and swim. “If there was a public beach closer than Mexico, I would definitely go there,” Cobane said. “But until then, I am going to swim on campus.” According to Mitch Fields, associate vice president of facilities services, in the 1970s, residents of Oswego could swim at a public beach known as Sheldon’s Beach. When Niagara Mohawk constructed a fence around the area a decade later in connection with the steam plant con-

Alexander Gault-Plate | The Oswegonian East Campus is the only place with stairs to get down to the lake on the Oswego State campus.

struction, residents could no longer use the local swimming spot. On the Oswego State campus, there are stairs on East Campus to get down to the lake. Fields said they have been there since Sheldon Beach was there. “Even the longest tenured employees at the college say the stairs were there when they were children and came to the beach with their families,” Fields said. Cobane said the path on West Campus is difficult to get down, especially if it rains a few days prior. “I am always so nervous going down the stairs,” Cobane said. “I feel like I am going to slip and fall 15 feet down the very steep, very unsafe trail. I am surprised [Oswego State] hasn’t added stairs on west campus, like there are on east campus. It would make it easier and safer.” The Central New York Regional Economic Development Council selected Oswego as the winner of the grant as part of a $100 million effort to improve the urban vitality of the city centers across the state. “New York is working to generate opportunity in every corner of this state and with the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, we are building on that progress,” Cuomo said at the press conference announcing Oswego as a winner. “Through this funding, we are giving Oswego the opportunity to invest in its rich historical, cultural and scenic assets and transform its downtown into an economic anchor for the entire Central New York community.”

Mercedes Niess, the executive director of the H. Lee White Maritime Museum of Oswego, said she often has visitors ask where the closest beach is and are surprised when she has to direct them to places outside of Oswego. “I think this is something that people have been wanting for a long time,” Niess said. “I am hoping that they can find a solution that residents will be happy with.” Mexico resident and Oswego State student Melinda Fatiga said she does not think the lake is clean enough to swim in, but that she would go down to socialize with friends. “I think going down to hang out would be cool,” Fatiga said. “Having a beach or stairs would be safer than climbing down rocks to access the shoreline, as well as having a lifeguard on duty.” Niess said that having a beach would add more safety issues and concerns. “I think this issue raises questions about where to put stairs,” Niess said. “There is no natural sandy beach in Oswego. I think this is more than stairs, we would need life guards and that would raise staff concerns.” Fatiga said a friend of hers passed away from an accident in the lake, so she attended the meeting urging Oswego to add safer access to Lake Ontario. “I think supervision, in addition to safer access, is also an important aspect if the town is going to encourage the lake access,” Fatiga said.

A5 NEWS Campus Life accommodates Adopt-A-Grandparent raises awareness request to meet after classes end Students visit nursing homes in Oswego to bridge generational gap THE OSWEGONIAN FRIDAY, March 10, 2017

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Taylor Woods | The Oswegonian Anna Chichester, a freshman, is part of the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club, and petitioned to hold their senior show.

POLICY from COVER last Saturday before finals,” Pierce wrote on “It has been my pleasure and that of my fellow seniors to participate in this send off and give previous seniors the heartfelt goodbye that they deserve. But that might not happen for us this year…” According to Pierce, the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club only needs desk attendants working in the Marano Campus Center to open the auditorium, Campus Life does not have the staff to set up for a picnic a sorority had scheduled the same day. Campus Life denied the request of the sorority and therefore denied the request of the improv group. Pierce said that the organization used social media to circulate the petition. “The amount of support we got was heartwarming,” Pierce said. “We even had an alumni of [Shaun Cassidy] offer to pay for us to find a new venue if we could find a theater downtown.” Pierce said the Senior Show is a celebration of the seniors. “It is a very sentimental time and it really means a lot,” Pierce said. “We’ve been waiting for it for four years now, seeing all the other seniors go before us, not just to myself but I didn’t think it was fair to all the other people, especially ones that have been in the club since day one, that they didn’t get the opportunity.” Sophomore Nathaniel Bates said he believes that it should never have been

in question as to whether or not the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club could have their senior show. “I would like to know what the benefits are from cutting the senior show are,” Bates said. “Many students have used this group as a place to express themselves and they should have a proper, exclusive goodbye to remember as their last performance.” Pierce said that Campus Life has been helpful. “We are very happy that things got resolved correctly,” Pierce said. “We hope to continue a working relationship with [Campus Life] because other than this one instance, they have been great to us.” Washington said the policy was not properly displayed to students this year. He ultimately decided to make the necessary accommodations for the club to have their senior show. According to Pierce, the club tried to find another date to host the Senior Show, but could not due to an intercollegiate improv jam the week before. The organization also contemplated having their last show in a residence hall. “My fellow seniors and I have waited four years for this day,” Pierce wrote on “It is a 26-year-old tradition of the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club and we hoped that we would finally get our chance. I love my fellow troupe members and I believe they deserve their moment in the spotlight.”

Oswego State students have the opportunity to form relationships with the elderly outside of campus and bridge the generation gap through the college’s Adopt-A-Grandparent program. The program was created to bring awareness to students as to what is out there beyond the campus and to build connections with the elderly, said Kayla Peterson, the coordinator of Adopt-A-Grandparent. “It’s just a really rewarding experience, for the both of you to learn,” Peterson said. Students make weekly visits to nine different nursing homes, such as St. Luke’s, St. Francis Commons and Seneca Hill Manor, Sunday through Thursday. Students also have the opportunity to go outside of Oswego during the weekly visits. One of the nursing homes, Meadowbrook Manor, is located in Hannibal. Activities done during the visits include playing bingo, different crafts and one-on-one visits between the students and the seniors. Egg painting has been planned for Easter coming up in a month. A Super Bowl party was thrown by Drew Dunlay, a group leader of the program, and his group of volunteers. Seniors and the volunteers watched the game together and talked. “They loved the food, decorations and the game, and we even had a 104-year-old woman come and enjoy the party,” Dunlay said. There are also fundraising opportunities to raise money for the various nursing homes, like a casino night. “People don’t realize how big of a population of nursing homes that Oswego has and neighboring towns,” Peterson said. “We really go in there to try to connect the students with the seniors, because sometimes that’s the only outside interaction that the elderly will have that week.” The visits help in decreasing the elderlies’ loneliness, which in turn could help increase their lifespan, Peterson said. The Adopt-A-Grandparent program has been a great success at Seneca Hill Manor, said Jessica Lamb, an activities aide at the nursing home.

Taylor Woods | The Oswegonian (Left to right) Kathryn Deverell, Julie Barton, Kayla Peterson, Sara Bernstein, Drew Dunlay are a few volunteers.

“Our residents look forward to seeing the students and playing bingo,” Lamb said. “Not all of our residents have a lot of family, so it is special for them to be able to visit with someone from a different generation, similar to visiting with a grandson or granddaughter. “ Lamb also stressed the importance of the program in bridging the generation gap, which in turn allows the seniors to have relationships and students get to have an experience on a personal level with them. “I feel that even though there is a large age difference, since a lot of the residents are from Oswego, they have a lot of memories to share with us,” said Maryssa Romeo, a group leader of Adopt-A-Grandparent. Peterson became involved in the program during her freshman year at Oswego State, three years ago, as a volunteer. She then worked her way up to a group leader her sophomore year and is now the program coordinator. One of the reasons she became involved with the program was because her grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and she did not know what the disease was. Peterson said she was hesitant at

first due to not knowing the extent of some of the health issues the seniors may have, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. “It was really difficult to see some of the different stages that they were at,” Peterson said. “I was a little nervous at first. It’s not like going into a school, where you know what to expect, but you learn to really connect with the people. You learn how they work, and you learn how to work with them.” Every week is a different experience since some of the residents have Alzheimer’s or dementia, Romeo said. "There is constant change since some of the residents in my home have dementia and Alzheimer's, but watching my volunteers step up to the plate and roll with each week puts a smile on my face,” Romeo said. Dunlay praised his group of volunteers for their work especially with those who suffer with Alzheimer’s or dementia, such as when one of the residents forgot her husband passed away and was very upset about the news. “One of the girls in my group did a tremendous job showing her love and comfort to the resident and definitely lifted the mood in the room,” Dunlay said. Currently, there are around 85 volunteers within the program, but the goal is to have 100.

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A6 NEWS Open forums for upcoming year's Police seek new ways to lower underage drinking fees have low student turnout Oswego campus educates students on dangers, policies, practices THE OSWEGONIAN FRIDAY, March 10, 2017

FEES from COVER not solely intended for those who take advantage of the sports facilities and events that the fee supports. Viscomi said the athletic fee has increased annually since she started as director four years ago. The additional revenue from the $5 increase to the semester health fee will go to the employment of an additional mental health counselor and an additional nurse, according to Angela Brown, director of the health center. The health center has seen high demand recently for mental health counseling and currently is scheduling patients for appointments three weeks away, over the week of March 27. “A new full-time position will increase capacity and hopefully offer us some additional creative solutions to meeting students’ mental health needs through new group offerings,” said Katherine Wolfe-Lyga, the director of the Counseling Services Center at Mary Walker Health Center. These fees can be increased by

a maximum of 2 percent from their amounts the previous academic year, which amounts to a total of $30 for this coming year. This maximum increase is set by the Higher Education Price Index, a national figure that tracks the effects of inflation on higher education. “It makes sense, if [the increase] is that low per semester, that’s well below the national average inflation rate,” said Liam Weaver, an Oswego State sophomore. The current annual inflation rate is 2.5 percent, according to The directors of the departments that collect these fees hold an annual forum to discuss the reasons behind the increase and the fees in general. These forums are typically held the week before spring break. These forums have not had a large turnout of students, however. No students showed up to the forum held Thursday about the fees for the upcoming academic year. “[Student] attendance is generally very low,” said Sean Moriarty, Chief Technology Officer for Campus Technology Services.

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Although underage alcohol consumption rates have decreased according to University Police, officials are still seeking new ways to discourage the activity in Oswego County. Recently, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that authorities are going to start taking action against fake ID holders in New York State. The fake ID campaign is set to run until April and will start in the capital district with the possibility of expanding to other counties in New York. The campaign will use underage decoys in an attempt to catch distributors, bars and retailers serving alcohol to fake ID holders. “Alcohol consumption becomes an issue for everyone when negative actions occur,” Oswego State University Chief of Police John Rossi said. “SUNY Oswego has addressed the problem over the past several years and our incidents involving alcohol have actually decreased.” Oswego State offers a variety of programs for students that get caught engaging in underage drinking activities. The main goal is to educate students on the dangers of underage drinking. “Lifestyles Center has a program they conduct each week,” Rossi said. “We know we can’t stop underage drinking, but we want to decrease binge drinking through education, as well as teaching them how to drink responsibly.” According to Rossi, students caught engaging in underage alcohol abuse are mandated by the college to get assistance. The SUNY website requires that each school distribute alcohol and drug awareness information to students across the campus to make sure students are informed of the dangers of abuse. Oswego State can be seen in the lineup for the top partying schools in New York State. In October 2015, Oswego State made an appearance in an article titled “Here are the 13 Drunkest Counties (and Cities) in New York State” posted by Alfred Nottingham of According to Nottingham, there are 6.08 bars per 10,000 residents in Oswego, “Students drink because they are in social settings and it is just something college-age

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people have always been involved with,” Rossi said. SUNY schools deal with underage alcohol consumption in different ways. No one University Police Department is like another, because no campus is like another. According to the Oswego State website, each college must go through the processes of preventing alcohol and drug abuse. “Each SUNY college is responsible on a logical level, other than strict adherence to the legal age for consumption, the SUNY system leaves it to each individual campus,” Rossi said. The SUNY website also points out the core elements of policies and practices for alcohol and drug prevention. These policies include establishing committees to adhere to specific safety issues, educating students on drugs and alcohol, providing professional staff that can control substance abuse and creating campus support for drug and alcohol prevention. On a federal level, all campuses, not just SUNY campuses, have to adhere to statewide policies regarding alcohol consumption and abuse. “Binge drinking is a problem in today’s society because young adults aren’t aware of their limits,” said Catherine Anastasia, a Oswego State student. “I feel as though if students were exposed to the dangers of alcohol consumption at a young age, binge drinking wouldn't be an issue.” Anastasia has observed individuals that are underage on and off campus engage in underage binge drinking. She believes there are ways that alcohol abuse can be discouraged amongst students and community members in Oswego.

“In attempt to combat this ongoing issue, Oswego can look into establishing more facilities for students to go and have fun without involving alcohol,” Anastasia said. Anastasia also pointed out that she is not aware of any activities in Oswego for college aged students that could be beneficial when trying to deter drinking. “There isn't really much to do around here other than go to the bars on the weekends,” Anastasia said. “I’m 21, so going out is a fun thing for me to do, but it makes me think about the students that are under 21 and have basically nothing to do at night.” Anastasia believes that even if rules are established, students are going to drink anyway. “No matter what rules are set for drinking, students are going to find ways around them,” Anastasia said. Lt. Zachary Misztal of the Oswego City Police Department believes that there are many reasons why students engage in underage drinking. “People make a lot of bad choices when they are intoxicated,” Misztal said. “One bad decision that we make because we are not thinking clearly from alcohol can effect our lives forever and in some cases ruin them.” According to Misztal, Oswego Country regulates most activities to ensure the quality of life for residents improve. “Parents and schools can educate individuals, businesses can regulate sales and alternative activities can be offered,” Misztal said. “The specific and general deterrents through law enforcement can be used, whether they are arrests, tickets or educational engagements.”





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Trip to NCAAs serves as second chance for Lakers Slip up in SUNYAC final pits two conference runner-ups against one another in first round Cole Parzych Sports Editor Only four wins separate the Oswego State men’s hockey team and seven other programs from a national championship. Four other teams need just three victories to be able to hoist this year’s trophy at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. This quest for a national championship kicks off Saturday, and preparation has been rigorous on all fronts to ensure the Lakers make the most of their at-large bid. Monday was back to day one, filled with hard work. Tuesday head coach Ed Gosek and assistant coach Mark Digby made the trek to Ontario, Canada, for a recruitment trip to scout Ontario Junior Hockey League playoff action. Digby was dropped off in Trenton to watch game three of the Trenton Golden Hawks and Newmarket Hurricanes’ playoff series. Gosek continued the drive west to catch the Wellington Dukes take on the Whitby Fury in Whitby, Ontario. To cap it all off, the drive back to Oswego was through a rainstorm. The players had Tuesday off, but the coaching staff was planning for the future, as all top-tier Div. III programs do. Although Oswego State still has a playoff game to prepare for this Saturday. On Wednesday the team resumed practice and it continued the same intense tempo as Monday’s sessions. “We’re not in some coast mode,” Gosek said. “We’re full-fledged, foot on the gas pedal and hopefully we’ll have enough juice in the tanks come Saturday night. But we’ve got some jump left. It’s not some pre-game skate out there.” The Lakers are back in the NCAA tournament after a one-year hiatus. This season is the seventh time in the last eight years that Gosek’s teams have advanced



Softball eyes SUNYAC postseason berth Stephen Bona Staff Writer

Dominick Lioto | The Oswegonian Despite outshooting SUNY Plattsburgh 33-23 in the SUNYAC final, Oswego State failed to beat the Cardinals on home ice for the second time this season.

past SUNYAC postseason play. After another crushing loss to rival SUNY Plattsburgh in the SUNYAC Championship Final, Oswego State will get all they can handle in the Continentals. “You have to have enough guys doing the right things and last Saturday night we didn’t,” Gosek said. “It’s hard to admit as a coach. It’s our responsibility to make sure that our team

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is prepared, and for whatever reason we didn’t have the same jump and intensity that we had when we went up to their building first semester.” The inability to match the Cardinals’ effort and willingness to block shots and battle for pucks at any turn cost the Lakers a chance at bringing home the 2017 SUNYAC title. Despite the second loss to SUNY Plattsburgh, the Lakers can start fresh this weekend. “[SUNY Plattsburgh] played with that desperation that we lacked,” graduate assistant Jon Whitelaw said. “Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for us, but now we got a second chance and our backs’ against the wall. Hopefully we can play with that same desperation.” The Lakers’ second chance will come against a team that has never had a taste of NCAA tournament play. Oswego State has that experience, with 11 skaters having played in a Div. III NCAA tournament game. “I would hope that our seniors use their experience and draw from their experiences of the previous two NCAA tournaments on how to handle emotions, how to play within your system, how to bring that enthusiasm and excitement but channel it the right way,” Gosek said. The book on Hamilton College has shades of SUNY Plattsburgh’s. Both teams take advantage of mistakes and are good in their systems with sound defense. “We’ve been watching the tape,” Whitelaw said. “They’re a fast team. They play a

fast game. Actually it’s kind of similar to Plattsburgh. It’s kind of a good thing I guess, seeing as we can obviously learn from our mistakes from last week and play a team that is fairly similar.” Hamilton College also has the NESCAC Player of the Year between the pipes. Evan Buitenhuis led all goaltenders in the conference with a 1.52 goals against average and a .948 save percentage. On top of facing another steady goaltender, the Lakers will also have to handle the speed the Continentals bring. “They work hard, they’re gritty,” Whitelaw said. “A lot of their players are prep school kids so they can definitely fly up and down the ice. They don’t give you much time to do anything. We’re prepared for that. It’s going to be a real gritty, in your face game, and hopefully we’ll be able to set the tone for the game and not have to play to their pace.” The Lakers were given a second chance at glory with their Pool C selection from the NCAA committee. Each game is now do or die for every team. Even with this, Gosek is still maintaining a positive approach. “What’s there to be negative about,” Gosek said. “You’re one of 12 teams that gets an opportunity to play for national championship.” It all starts with a 7 p.m. puck drop at the Marano Campus Center Ice Arena on Saturday, the No. 4/5 Oswego State Lakers taking on the No. 9/11 Hamilton College Continentals.

Oswego State’s softball team is on the doorstep of taking another major step forward this season after falling one game short of qualifying for the SUNYAC playoffs in 2016. Last year’s team, the first under a full-time head coach, with Abby Martin running the show, improved its win total from five to 14. This year, Martin is not only seeking the program’s first winning season since 1998, but believes the team has the capability to win 20 to 25 games. “Our expectation is that we will qualify and win the SUNYACs,” Martin said. Martin expects SUNY Cortland to be another top contender in the SUNYAC, with Buffalo State and SUNY Plattsburgh being other tough matchups. “Everybody is really competitive and I’m expecting the same to happen this year,” Martin said. “We just have to beat out four teams. Once we get into the tournament, anything can happen and I do think we have a good enough team to win it this year, especially with our pitching staff.” Martin is looking forward to seeing the contributions of freshmen pitchers Jessica Roe and Rebecca Vilchez and believes they will lead their pitching staff to several wins this year. She is also looking forward to watching improvement from the senior class, including Melissa Mulvaney, who is preparing for her fourth and final season with the Lakers. Mulvaney has consistently been one of the Lakers most productive players. “Taking on the veteran leadership position has been a tough change, but I think that we are going to do well,” Mulaney said. Formal softball practices and scrimmages began in the fall for Martin’s team. During the winter, the team continued practicing together without Martin to build chemistry and hone their game. Practices with coach began again in late January and have continued on a consistent basis. The team opens the season in Florida on Sunday and will play 10 games over the course of the week. Last year, the team got off to a 4-4 start in the Sunshine State. This year, Martin believes that all the weeks of practicing have paid off and expects the team to win at least six of its first 10 games. “We’re super excited,” Martin said. “It’s been a long time coming, but we were lucky enough to get some really good weather last week which has allowed us to practice outside, which should prepare us for playing in Florida.”


New era commences for Oswego State with fresh face running women’s lacrosse program Howard brings wealth of lacrosse knowledge at all levels with her to carry last season’s success into 2017 Ryan Zalduondo Staff Writer First-year head coach Britt Howard and the Oswego State women’s lacrosse team are looking to build on last year’s playoff appearance and 12-4 record. Howard, the daughter of Lakers wrestling head coach Mike Howard, brings with her a wealth of coaching experience to a budding Oswego State women’s lacrosse program. Coming by way of the College at Brockport, Adrian College and Binghamton University as an assistant coach, Howard comes in as a coach with NCAA Tournament experience and qualifications as a Div. I recruiter. As a player, she was a four-year midfielder out of Div. II Limestone College, a career 95-point scorer and a USAcollegelacrosse. com All-American Honorable Mention. The Lakers are coming off a historic rebound year, tying the program record in wins with 12. The team is primed to build on last season’s success. “It’s one day at a time,” Howard said. “This is a new team, new coach, new style. This team lost seven great seniors last season who were players that really did great in the program. We just take it one game at a time, we work through everything, and we work

through our next opponent.” Former head coach Brandi Lusk left Howard a talented team. And Howard’s experience, combined with the enthusiasm of the upperclassmen, means the women’s lacrosse program is primed for success.

The team morale is so high from last year just because we did get so far. Having a new coach also builds so much morale for the team. We just always have to make sure we’re working together and just staying as one team.” -Kelsey Henderson senior midfielder


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Shore Report



Oswego Scoreboard Men's Basketball Friday, March 3




Men's Ice Hockey Saturday, March 4




Sortino: 27 points Tyson: 17 points Ferebee: 13 points Schupp: 12 points


Hulshof: 1 goal Neil: 1 goal Galati: 2 assists Zawadzki: 20 saves


Vitkus: 26 points Danzing: 18 points McCullough: 12 points


Drabin: 1 goal Desnoyers: 1 goal Seyfert: 1 goal Rouleau: 30 saves


Men's Lacrosse

Saturday, March 4


Wednesday, March 8





Barnes: 2-4, BB, 1 RBI, 1 SB Hamilton: 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB Donnelly: 1-3, 2 RBI Cronnin: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER



Baham: 2-2, 1 BB, 1 R Mason: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI Matheson: 5 IP, 3R, 2 ER, 9BB


Jelen: 1 goal Shof: 2 goals Alford: 1 goal Russo: 13 saves Shumway: 7 goals Morrell: 2 goals Ferrito: 1 goal Deragon: 8 saves

Upcoming Matches Wrestling Friday, March 10

Women's Lacrosse Saturday, March 18

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NCAA Championships *At time of publication








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Women's Lacrosse Wednesday, March. 8

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FRE: (0-3, 0-0) WES: (2-0, 0-0)

NCAA Tournament second round


Two members of the Oswego State baseball team were named SUNYAC athletes of the week of March fifth. Eric Hamilton and Mitchell Cavanagh were the two athletes named and have been a big reason why Oswego State started the season 6-2. Both will need to continue playing at a high level for the team to be succesful this season.

SUNY Plattsburgh hosts Trinity College in the first round of the NCAA Championships.

TRN: (18-6-3, 11-5-2) PLA: (17-9-1, 10-5-1)


There will be three teams representing Oswego State this weekend during the NCAA Championships. The men's ice hockey team, the wrestling team and Ben Griffen of the men's track and field team. The wrestling team will send freshmen Rocco Russo and Jordan Bushey and sohpmore Evan Corso. The men's ice hockey team will take on Hamilton college in the first round.


Saturday, March 11

Saturday, March 11 (Doubleheader)



7:00 p.m.

OSW: (21-5-1, 13-2-1) HAM: (19-4-4, 11-3-4)

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OSW: (6-2, 0-0) MON: (2-4, 0-0)

NCAA first round

Laker Athletes of the Week

Eric Hamilton

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Men's Ice Hockey

OSW: (1-1, 0-0) YRK: (3-1, 0-0)

Keith Tyson

Baseball Senior, Liverpool

Men's Basketball Senior, Syracuse

The Oswego State baseball team went a perfect 4-0 last weekend against Christopher NewPort University and Virginia Weselyan. The Lakers had no trouble scoring runs all weekend long and a big reason was because of Hamilton. He went 2-5 in both games on Saturday with three runs scored and a pair of RBI. He also stole a base in the second game of the day's doubleheader. The senior continued his hot streak on Sunday, going 5-5 and driving in two runs and also drawing two walks.

The Oswego State Lakers men's basketball team suffered a devestating loss on March 3 to the University of Scranton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Senior foward Keith Tyson finished his final game as a Laker with 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He started off the game red hot, scoring 11 of his 17 points in the first half, which helped pace the Lakers to a 19-point lead. Oswego State will have to find a replacement for Tyson next season after he graduates in May.

The Oswego State men's basketball team blew a 19-point second half lead in the first round of the NCAA Championships. The Lakers' defense collapsed in the second half. Brian Sortino led the team with 27 points in his final game as a Laker. It will be a long off-season for the team as it begins to prepare for the 2017-2018 season. Full story is online at

The Oswego State men's lacrosse team scored 23 goals in their 23-0 win over SUNY Poly at Laker Turf Stadium. Three different players led the way with three goals scored, while four players scored two goals. It was an impressive way to start the season for the up-and-coming Lakers. They will have no problem winning games this season if they can score at that rate.



FRIDAY, September 10, 2010






3 Lakers prepare to put Oswego State back on national map this weekend Howard excited about team's finish with unprecedented success, heights reached in 2016-2017 season Alex Salvarezza Asst. Sports Editor The 2016-2017 Oswego State wrestling team is sending three players to the NCAA Div. III Wrestling Championship on March 10 and 11 after they qualified last weekend at the Mideast Regional Tournament. Oswego State finished fourth out of 19 teams, with a total of 98.5 team points at the regional and finished their team schedule on a high note. The three individuals who qualified for the NCAA Championship, who will join 177 other wrestlers, are freshman Jordan Bushey, who wrestles in the 184-pound weight class, freshman Evan Corso, who competes in the 133-pound weight class, and transfersophomore Rocco Russo, who wrestles in the 157-pound weight class. Bushey and Russo won their respective weight classes at the regionals, while Corso finished in second place, but still earned an automatic bid.

We are really excited about our finish. Guys really wrestled well at the regional tournament. Obviously, getting three guys into the NCAA Championship is huge for our program and it’s great for these three guys.” -Mike Howard wrestling head coach

Head coach Mike Howard said he was very pleased with the overall performance of his team at the regional tournament, but is even more excited to be sending three of his guys to the NCAAs. “We are really excited about our finish," Howard said. "Guys really wrestled well at the regional tournament. Obviously, getting three guys into the NCAA Championship is huge for our program and it’s great for these three guys.” The Lakers are a very young team and had five freshmen and five sophomores compete at the regional tournament. A few wrestlers just missed out on qualifying for the NCAAs, but Howard said he is looking forward to the coming years at Oswego State. “We had a couple of other sophomores that were knocking on the door this past

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weekend,” Howard said. “We’re really excited about where we are headed and what we were able to accomplish this year, and the future is bright here at Oswego.” Bushey, in his first year as a Laker, has a record of 35-0 and is ranked No. 4 nationally in his weight class in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association poll. He is very excited for this weekend and acknowledges he has an amazing opportunity in front of him and said he feels very prepared. “I’m pretty excited and I have been working pretty hard and just getting ready for the national championship this weekend," Bushey said. "I can’t wait for it to get going,” Bushey has been competing from a young age and said he is extremely blessed to have the opportunity to compete for a national title this weekend. “It means a lot,” Bushey said. “I definitely didn’t see this coming a year ago. It’s just pretty exciting to be here in this situation right now.” Russo had to win just one match in the regional to qualify for the NCAA Championship and he won 8-2. Russo currently has a record of 11-2 this year and

is also very excited at the opportunity that is ahead of him this weekend. “I just went out at the regionals and wrestled and didn’t really care about any names or who I was versing,” Russo said. Heading into the next weekend’s NCAA Championship, Russo hoped that he can just give Oswego State some national recognition. “I just want to make some noise, possibly be an All-American,” Russo said. “I don’t know any of these guys and they don’t know who I am and I like that I have always liked being the underdog in these situations.” Evan Corso, whose regular season record, was 24-14 said he is just excited to finally get a chance at a national title and does not want to hold anything back this weekend. “My expectations for this weekend is to just not hold anything back,” Corso said. “I have trained for this tournament for the last five months and I am excited to go out there and wrestle for a national title. The Oswego State wrestling team will be traveling to Michigan as Corso, Bushey and Russo look to put the Lakers back on the national map and bring a national title home.

Playoff appearance cornerstone to build upon Positivity throughout roster proves focal point of continued improvement COMMENCES from B1 “The team morale is so high from last year just because we did get so far,” senior Kelsey Henderson said. “Having a new coach also builds so much morale for the team. We just always have to make sure we’re working together and just staying as one team.” Henderson, who has 37 goals with 44 total points so far in her Laker career, is involved in the process of assuming leadership to make sure there is a smooth transition between head coaches. “Take it day by day because that’s the only way we’re going to be as successful as we were last year,” Henderson said. Last year included some landmark wins and moments from the team, setting a bar of success that will motivate returning players to surpass those milestones and ignite new players to go above and beyond to take the program even further. Some of the highlight moments last year included taking down the No. 9 College at Brockport 13-12 in the season finale and advancing to the semifinals of the SUNYAC playoffs, only falling to regular season champion, and eventual tournament champion, SUNY Cortland. “I just came in in December and I had no idea what these kids were like,” Howard said. “I met with all of them individually and they all brought something different to the table.” With two seniors and four juniors returning, the team has enough veteran leadership to continue the habits that were built in 2016 as well as on-field improvement with the system Howard is implementing. “I know their work ethic and I know what they’re capable of,” Howard said. “My job is to make sure they’re going out their everyday and giving it their all.” Although they suffered a 10-6 loss to Clarkson University in their first game, the morale in the locker room remains high due to a positive attitude. “I think the new style is much more positive every day in practice.” Henderson said. “Every player wants to be here. Not saying that wasn’t the case last year, but there’s definitely a more positive and reinforcing attitude where everyone’s strengths are recognized instead of their weaknesses being pointed out.” The Lakers continue their schedule with one game during spring break and open up their SUNYAC schedule on April 1 with a road matchup against the College at Brockport.

Amanda Stout | The Oswegonian Kelsey Henderson (20) has 48-career games under her belt and will be counted on to steady the Lakers' attack.

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Men's hockey vs. Hamilton College

The NESCAC is not the same type of conference as the SUNYAC. It is a more defensive-minded group of teams and Hamilton College is no exception. The Continentals are a fast team that is strong in its own end and feasts off mistakes from their opponents. SUNY Plattsburgh has the same type of feel to them, which could really help the Lakers this weekend. Graduate Assistant Jon Whitelaw Cole Parzych even referenced the Cardinals this week when talking about preparation for this Saturday. Offensively, the Lakers should have the firepower to get by Hamilton College, but key forwards like Matt Galati and Joey Davies need to find the back of the net. Galati is the midst of a nine-game goalless drought, but he did register two assists in the SUNYAC Championship Final and was good in most other areas of his game. He was the driving factor in the Lakers' second goal of the night. He took the extra effort, while falling to the ice, to keep the puck in the attacking zone that led to bringing Oswego State back within one. That was too little too late for the Lakers, but Galati's hard work should translate into results in the goal column. Hopefully sooner rather than later for the senior out of Toronto.

The NCAA Div. III men’s hockey tournament starts this weekend. The 21-5-1 Oswego State Lakers will take on the 19-4-4 Hamilton College Continentals on home ice in the first round. Both teams come into this contest in similar situations, regular season conference champions that lost their conference championships on home ice. Hamilton in the NESCAC and Oswego State in the SUNYAC. Ryan Zalduondo Though Oswego State is coming off a brutal home loss to SUNY Plattsburgh, the Lakers are unblemished at Marano Campus Center Ice Arena with the exception of the two losses to the Cardinals, so home ice is still an advantage. Hamilton College is no slouch as the visiting team though, compiling a 9-2-1 record on the road, and taking into account a relatively empty Marano Campus Center due to spring break, there is little to no crowd advantage for the Lakers. The major storyline coming into this game is the third-ranked Laker offense going up against the third-ranked Hamilton College defense. The Lakers have two of the top 10 scorers in the country in Kenny Neil and Shawn Hulshof, and they can ultimately be the difference against Hamilton College goalie Evan Buitenhuis and his .944 save percentage, that is tied for first in the country. This will propel Oswego State to a second round matchup against Norwich University or Salem State.

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Jesse Mura-Pelkey Staff Writer With an influx of 17 freshmen this year on the Oswego State men’s lacrosse team, the program is trending upward. Over the last five years, Oswego State men’s lacrosse has garnered a record of 3538, with head coach Drew Bezek taking over at the start of the 2015 season. In the time since Bezek has taken the helm, Oswego Satte has won one more SUNYAC game than each year prior, and is currently 1-2 to begin their 2017 campaign. The Lakers have begun the process of changing their culture by increasing their recruiting efforts and developing their new, younger players. “I think [if] you talk to any coach, doesn’t matter the program, recruiting is usually going to be your pillar to really build something,” Bezek said. “For us, bringing in guys that want to compete and push each other is definitely going to help us move in the right direction.” Moving in this direction means having these players step up and contribute immediately for their team. Senior attackman Zach Anderson knows the responsibility that comes with leading such a young nucleus of players, but he is not deterred from the role. “I think it’s a good challenge to have,” Bezek said. “A bunch of younger guys to come in but even better have them push for decent playing time. For the most part, all the younger guys have really caught on pretty quick and I think they’ll really help us out this year.” Oswego State has played three games this year already. They lost by one goal to Hartwick College by the score of 6-5, won a 23-0 contest over SUNY Poly in dominating fashion and lost 17-6 to Ithaca College. Of Oswego State’s 35 goals on the season to this point, 14 of them have been scored by freshmen. Their impact is already being felt by the program and proves to be a large contribution to start this season.

I think the biggest thing the upperclassmen do is setting the tempo and example. Our freshmen and transfers are doing great. That’s getting prepared for everything, mentally and physically, for practices and games. It’s looking good so far. We’re hoping to continue it.” -Chase Izyk senior midfielder

“I think the nice thing for us is that we have some pieces that I think we can be successful in-league this year,” Bezek said. “We’re expecting our younger guys to step in and be productive with our older guys so that we can get into SUNYAC playoffs. That’s our number one goal and expectation.” This expectation is not unwarranted, as Bezek feels that a large part of what is unique about a program such as Oswego State’s is that the teams within the SUNYAC itself and out of conference opponents do not present pre-determined outcomes. Every game presents Oswego State with a chance to come away with a victory, something that is not always present in collegiate sports. “I think this is a place that you can win,” Bezek said. “Every team is completely different, hopefully we’ll be able to continue to take a step forward, taking another step with this group is the biggest priority in establishing a winning culture.” With such a large amount of underclassmen, leadership falls on the players who have been in the program for years. On a 42-player roster, eight players on this roster are seniors. Senior midfielder Chase Izyk said the impact these seniors can have on the younger athletes and recognizes the responsibility that comes with it. “I think the biggest thing the upperclassmen do is setting the tempo and example,” Izyk said. “Our freshmen and transfers are doing great. That’s getting prepared for everything, mentally and physically, for practices and games. It’s looking good so far. We’re hoping to continue it.” Oswego State has until April 1 to iron out its growing pains and adapt to the wear-andtear of the regular season, as they open up conference play against SUNY Plattsburgh at the Laker Turf Stadium. Bezek believes that due to this, it will help his program immensely with easing in the younger players so that they are ready when SUNYAC opponents come calling. However, Izyk feels confident in this team down the road, believing this year’s team has a chance to do something special. “I think since I’ve been here, this is the best-looking group we’ve had so we’re excited for it,” Izyk said.

Michael Cicero Contributing Writer

Amanda Stout | The Oswegonian Bezek’s team is building for the future this season with 17 freshmen now on the roster and already contributing.

Sweeney, Mulvaney play big roles in steps forward as program SOFTBALL from B1 Erin Sweeney, now a sophomore, was a major reason the team improved so significantly in 2016. Her eight doubles were tied for the team lead and her 10 extra base hits were good for second on the team. She was also second on the team in hits and sported a .348 batting average. Though she is looking to improve her numbers from her freshman year, she said that team success is her priority. “Our expectations this year is to make the SUNYAC tournament and hopefully we can take the win,” Sweeney said. Softball is much more than just a sport for the Lakers, it is a family. The team spends so much time practicing with each other that bonds are formed, Mulvaney said. It is not the game that she will miss most about graduating, she said, but the

friendships, fun and things she learned throughout the ride. “I’ll miss the qualities it gave me as a person: Leadership, determination,” Mulvaney said. “These are qualities that will help me out in the real world.” Though this is only Martin’s second year coaching the team, she has developed close relationships with each of the players that helps her out during practices and games. “I love the girls as human beings,” Martin said. “Everyone has a pretty good relationship and we’re a pretty close group. We work hard, but we also have our fair share of fun and laugh a lot. I think that’s important because we have to enjoy what we are doing to be successful.” Softball will begin the season Sunday in Clermont, Florida, against New England College, who already has eight games under its belt.

The indoor soccer league is headed into the playoffs and the volleyball league is in the midst of intense gameplay. The indoor soccer league’s regular season closed out with several tight games, a few barnburners and a draw. Petr Cech Yourself rallied for eight goals against ABCDE FC with a shutout. Timmy Mascia had five goals to cement the victory. ABCDE FC would win their next game against Abusement Park, 3-2, as Brian Gordinier scored all three goals for his team. Average Joes tied Edgar’s Team in the men’s recreational league. Swetman Foot Fairies took a close one from Give It To The Italians, 5-3. Psycedelic Salamanders snuck past Kappa Sigma by just a goal in the 5-4 contest, Max Papele and Austin Zsedely both had two goals for their teams. Petr Cech Yourself drops the ball to We Don’t Messi Round 3-5, and Oswego’s Finest rolled by Where’s The Lamb Sauce?? 9-1. In the Co-Rec volleyball league, United Nations showed dominance over Two Bump Chumps, taking all three games. Sets on the Beach beat Nothing But Net 2-1, coming back in the second and third sets in a close matchup. Kiss My Ace earned three wins against Spike Lee. 1setwonders beat the Gallaghers 3-0 thanks to some great sets and spikes from Peter Mancarella and Seth Stopler. Spike Lee also squared off against 1setwonders, but were not able to do much against them. Shannon Kleespies and Hannah Scott-McGrail were dominant while serving and DJ Manou took a dive that had him slide down half the court.

I’d Hit That beat ACEHOLES, 2-1, winning the first two games between them, but ACEHOLES would come back in the last match 25-17. Spike Up Your Life could not get anything going against 3 East Mafia and were unable to get a win on the night. The Volleyllamas took two games against Gayle’s Book Club. In Co-Rec competitive volleyball, Abusement Park got one win against Gab Likes to Get Bumped, but Gab Likes to Get Bumped ran away in the second game. The third game took one extra serve, as Gab Likes to Get Bumped walked away from the court with a 26-24 win. Gab Likes to Get Bumped also took three wins over Sets Tips Digs. Funnelle Staff beat Sets Tips Digs, 2-1, in some back-and-forth play. That’s What She Set took three games against Funnelle Staff. The men’s recreational volleyball league also had a few games this past week, as Car Ramrod won against Practice Safe Sets 3-0. OFC Phlat Top Gang ran away with their game, 25-12, and had two wins on the night. In their next game against Practice Safe Sets, OFC Phlat Top Gang was able to take all three games. Mike Rotolo and Noah Jones had some great spikes. Hot Sets went three for three against Gayle’s Book Club. Varsity Barkers beat The Gallaghers, 2-1. Sets on the Beach matched up against Bumpin’ Uglies in an exciting finish. Two of three games went to extra serves as the first game was won by Sets on the Beach 26-24, Bumpin’ Uglies rallied in the second game, winning 2927. The last game was won by three, as Sets on the Beach took it 25-22. I’d Hit That won all three games against United Nations. ZBT took two wins against Car Ramrod, rallying back after losing the first game.

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Co-Rec volleyball action is in the latter stages of the regular season as the spring semester begins to wind down.


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WATCH SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS Over the past three months, people would consider President Donald Trump’s main communication with the public through social media to be unconventional and unpresidential. It is likely for someone to turn on a news station and see a screenshot of his Twitter feed making headlines. Yet, this should be an example to everyone, whether they are a student or the president of the United States, social media is a representation of yourself and people should be mindful of the impact. According to a Career Builder 2016 survey, 60 percent of employers use

social networking sites to research job candidates, which is a significant increase from the 2015 survey results of 52 percent. As millennials and students, we are most vulnerable to accumulating massive amounts of digital dirt. We are forced to restrain our posting habits, despite being surrounded by every opportunity to socialize and post. Spring break’s warm getaways, alcohol and parties can create temptation to update social media with content that could be considered inappropriate. Whatever happens on social media, stays on social media. College

s t u d e n t s m u s t p o s t c o n t e n t t h ey would be proud of. Career Builder also showed that 46 percent of employers say the top reason they do not hire someone based on their social media content is because of provocative or inappropriate photos, videos or information. Despite these statistics, students and spring breakers are not at a loss. Making accounts private, untagging inappropriate or questionable photos and being aware of what is being posted is a start to a social media presence that someone will not regret.


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What are you doing for spring break?

“I will be babysitting my sister’s kids.”

Brianna Culliton junior, health promotion and wellness

“I’m going to be staying in Oswego and working and getting some studying done until Wednesday, then I’m going home to Rochester.” Jimmie Abraham senior, chemistry

“I’m going to relax. I’m going to enjoy for myself by catching up on some sleep [and] playing with my cats.” Chynna Smith sophomore, zoology “I am going to New York City for a Florida Georgia Line concert.”

Jay Forman senior, wellness management

“I’m just mainly going to be doing work and playing Pokémon Go.”

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Maria Pericozzi News Editor Reduce, reuse, recycle. While this idea has been drilled into our heads since we were little, I still watch people throw paper in the garbage. In 2013, Americans generated about 254 million tons of trash, recycled and composted about 87 million tons of this material, which a 34.3 percent recycling rate. On average, Americans recycled and composted only 1.51 pounds of our individual waste generation of 4.40 pounds per person per day. We as humans need to do better. 34.3 percent is too low. We are putting ourselves, as well as future generations, at

risk. Recycling is easy, and if we take the short additional steps to recycle, we can help future generations. Most people think that only paper and plastic can be recycled. But, in reality, everything from paper, plastic, metal and glass can, and should, be recycled. Larger items, such as furniture, electronic equipment, building material and vehicles can be recycled. Weird items, such as ink cartridges, athletic shoes, wine corks and crayons, can also be recycled. After you take the steps to recycle more, try to be eco-friendly and buy products that have been made from recycled material. Reynolds makes tinfoil that is made from recycled tinfoil, reusable coffee cups stop the millions of paper or Styrofoam cups from being thrown out on a daily basis and even the bags you get from grocery stores can be reused. If they are not going to be reused, they can also usually be recycled at your local grocery store. In the outdoors, you can recycle garden and kitchen waste in a compost area. Composting is the natural breakdown of organic matter to produce a crumbly, nutrient rich soil. This process is easy and can be done with any amount of space. Banana peels, paper napkins, wood chips, tea and potato peelings are just a few of the things that can be put in a composting bin. It only takes

three months in a warm, moist environment for items to decompose. Last, but not least, plant a tree. Planting trees means more wood and paper products that can be easily recycled. Trees are also renewable, biodegradable and recyclable. While this all stops recyclable materials from going into landfills, it also helps aquatic animals from swallowing the trash in the ocean. Our Office of Sustainability at the college is also dedicated to improving the world environment and developing a heightened awareness of environmental and technological developments. Often people walk by the office tabling in the Marano Campus Center and do not even look up. They are leading Oswego to reduce, reuse and recycle. They are spreading the important message in hope of trying to save our world and preserve it for many generations to come. So the next time you go to throw something in the trash, stop and look at it. Is it paper or plastic? If this ends up in the ocean can it harm an animal? Can this be recycled? That piece of paper you are about to throw in the trash can be recycled, so walk the extra two steps and help save the environment.

Truth comes from educated debates

Liberal professors welcomed so long as political conversations continue Derek Smith Staff Writer Iowa State Senator Mark Chelgren recently  introduced a bill that would require universities in Iowa to implement a hiring freeze to balance the number of conservative and liberal professors on campus.  “Radical Liberal professors indoctrinating our youth” has long been a gripe from conservatives in the United States.  Citing liberal hotbeds like the Ivy League Northeast, as well as Stanford and Berkeley on the West Coast, conservatives are fearful of liberal echo chambers on campus corrupting students and cultivating an anti-free speech environment.    Free speech including  the debate, exchange and ridicule of different viewpoints should be the number one priority for universities.  There have, of course,  been cases in the past where students were cast aside by their peers for holding particular conservative positions on issues and there is no excusing that.  In my experience at Oswego State, however, I have never come across a professor who showed hostility toward any student’s viewpoint. And yes, the  professors I have  encountered have fallen almost exclusively  on the left side of the political spectrum.    The conspiratorial nature of the claims by Chelgren  and other Republicans are a bit off-base.  It is true that liberals are more likely to find careers in academia, journalism or theatre, for example, just as it is true conservatives are more likely to trade stocks on Wall Street or sell used cars. 

Issack Cintron | The Oswegonian David Crider, a communications professor welcomes political discussions in his classes.

The word “liberal” is derived from the Latin “liber”  meaning free, open, giving and generous. Thus, professors who spend their lives exploring and learning new things tend to be more open on issues like marriage equality and immigration.  Conservative student should relish in the opportunity to represent a consistent opposing viewpoint to nearly all their peers and professors. Being a liberal in college gets boring. Conservatives have the opportunity to challenge their professors much more than liberal students who simply coast along while all their firmly held convictions  simply repeated ad nauseam.    Everyone is in college to learn.  The best way to learn is to challenge and question the  people in power who are supposedly telling you the truth.  So long as professors are providing accurate information and not suppressing anyone’s opinions, their own personal ideology should not make one iota of difference. Liberal, conservative or Lib-

ertarian, I would prefer my instructors to have strong political beliefs because they represent a viewpoint that can be debated and each student can decide for him or herself why they have it all right or all wrong.    Professors are typically going to lean a little bit to the left, they always have and always will. This proposed legislation in Iowa to attempt to “balance out” the professors’ political stances is not only impossible, but it goes against the very principle of higher learning. If most university instructors fall on one side of the spectrum, so be it.  That leaves to the brave conservatives to poke and prod their leftist contemporaries and, if the situation requires it, tell them when they are wrong.  This is how the truth ultimately a r i s e s .   We d i s c u s s i s s u e s , d e b a t e them, and ultimately the truth comes out through deliberation with people who want the same results, but merely have different ideas on how to



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Change perspective on drinking Sites that offer online surveys allow students the option of getting a few extra dollars a month.

Decoys, more busts may not deter underage consumption of alcohol

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When it comes to making extra money, the internet, as many would guess, is a major source for providing different opportunities and tasks. One of most popular ways to make extra money online is through the use of paid to do websites and plugins. What these services primarily consist of is offering money to people to perform various activities including surveys, web searching and even simply reading emails. A quality benefit of joining these websites is that many of them will even offer a bonus up to $5 just for joining. The amount of money a person receives upon completion of a task will differ depending on the website and the type of activity someone took part in. For example, reading an email from a website might pay somewhere from about two to 10 cents a pop, but according to, legitimate market research companies pay between 50 cents and $5 per survey. While a few websites allowed people to cash out their earnings no matter how small the amount, most paid to do websites require people to reach a threshold of around $20 to $30. It is also important to note the emphasis puts on avoiding these types of websites that offer seemingly “unrealistic sums of money” and never pay money for access to use these

sites. Those aforementioned tendencies are those often found in scams. That being said, it is clearly important to do your research and evaluate each website before joining. Do not think “research” that means taking hours out of your day just to see if a website is worth it or not. That can quickly be achieved by taking five to 10 minutes to read reviews on the website in question and getting a good idea whether to trust the website. How much money someone could actually make a month will depend on which sites they join. Just as discussed in the last issue, effort is also an essential component when it comes to effectively using this money making method. It is up to people to decide if they are willing to take some time out of their day to perform these tasks. While most people never become a millionaire through the use of paid to do to sites, it is still however a decent way to put an extra few bucks in your pocket every month. Typically, most legit sites make payments out to the user’s PayPal account, if the user does not have one already they take just a few minutes to set up and best of all they are free to use. Remember, this method may not be the right fit for everyone, but it definitely deserves some consideration if the goal is to make extra money. Lastly, make sure to do research on any website claiming to offer money in exchange for online activities before signing up. If people can handle following those directions, they are guaranteed to keep that bank account healthy.

Sessions recusal important step, but much larger problem remains

There are some things that are universal throughout every college in the United States. From the Ivy League to state schools, people will find some consistencies in the collegiate lifestyle. All college students know to wear shower shoes and invest in a quality mattress pad. Along with those staples, everyone knows that the sun will rise in the east and students will drink before they are 21. On March 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new campaign aimed at reducing underage drinking throughout New York. Since the National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed in 1984, raising the legal drinking age in the U.S. to 21, the debate over when it is appropriate for kids to have their first legal drink has continued. The effort put in place by Cuomo will use underage “decoys” in order to find bars and stores that will sell alcohol to minors. Along with these undercover customers, the state will increase the number of sweeps done at clubs and bars, searching for those who may have fake IDs. While the campaign is looking to prevent minors from making “reckless decisions” that can lead to life-changing consequences, the use of undercover agents and more police involvement may not be the most effective way to curb the youth drinking problem. Bars and liquor stores should be held accountable for selling alcohol to minors, but the issue of kids drinking is not rooted in where they get the alcohol from. In order to change the drinking habits of underage students, people must change their perspective on drinking. With the drinking age set at 21, most college students will not have their first le-

Photo provided by PaulMLocke via flickr Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he will use more decoys to help combat underage drinking.

gal drink until their junior or senior year. For half of their time at school, students view alcohol as a forbidden fruit. Getting a beer is almost more exciting than actually drinking it. If the drinking age were lowered to 18 and alcohol could be purchased as easily as potato chips, the thrill of having a drink would be substantially decreased. The fear of being caught and facing punishment for drinking would be gone, allowing students to consume alcohol more responsibly, not guzzling down as many shots as they can because they do not know when another opportunity to drink will arise. The average college student starts their freshman year at the age of 18. With a legal drinking age that more closely coincides with their graduation from high school, students would face a much safer future with alcohol in college. In the U.S., 21 is seen in the U.S. as the official age of becoming an adult, with the birthday being hailed as a momentous occasion. However, there are plenty of other

“adult” things that happen before the pinnacle age. At age 14, kids can apply for their first job. At 16, most American teens can drive a car. Despite being able to enlist in the military at 18, college students cannot legally celebrate with champagne for another three years. Cuomo is looking to prevent kids from “life-changing consequences” they would face after drinking. Students can have those same ramifications for their actions without the influence of alcohol. A car crash or serving in the military can have serious repercussions for minors before they turn 21. By enforcing this new approach to catch minors drinking underage, Cuomo is prioritizing alcohol as the ultimate danger for students. This raises the question, what is more dangerous, a college student drinking a Guinness or a high schooler who has yet to take the SAT driving down the highway at 70 mph?

Policy change: ridiculous, ineffective

Shaun Cassidy show offers much needed relaxation during finals week Sammi Flavell Wed Editor

Photo provided by Office of President-elect via wikimedia Jeff Session has removed himself from the investigation into officials that have talked to Russian officials.

Hannah Francisco Staff Writer Since its beginning, the Trump Administration has been rife with controversy surrounding Russia. This pattern has not ceased. Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was reportedly in communication with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak by the Washington Post. This contrasts with Sessions previous statement that he “did not have communications with the Russians.” On March 2, Sessions announced that he would be recusing himself from any investigations concerning Trump’s campaign. This entire problem poses a difficult situation for the American government and its citizens. When Sessions spoke with the Russian ambassador, he was part of the Armed Service Committee and a foreign policy advisor to Trump’s campaign. If he was not involved with Trump’s campaign at the time he spoke to Kislyak, it may have been okay that the two spoke. The controversy is amplified since several others in Trump’s circle have been accused of improper contact with Russia. During the 2016 election, Russia was accused of trying to influence the American election. Also, members of Trump’s cabinet, such as Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, have faced accusations of improper contact with Russia. This to the conclusion that Sesions should not have spoke with the Russian ambassador while he was serving as the Trump campaign’s foreign policy advisor. However, there is no way to change the fact that the

conversations took place. Considering the circumstances, one of the best things Sessions could have done was recuse himself. Recuse is defined as “To disqualify (oneself) as judge in a particular case; broadly: to remove (oneself) from participation to avoid a conflict of interest” in the Mariam-Webster dictionary. So, he will not be able to participate in any investigations dealing with the Trump campaign. This is a good choice because he cannot be unbiased, considering he was a part of the campaign and is now facing scrutiny due to his actions while working for the campaign. However, Sessions’ decision to recuse himself does not solve all the problems. It does not erase the fact that as an attorney general he twisted the truth about his activities. Another problem faced is the fact that if the justice department decides to investigate the matter, which they should, Sessions cannot participate. This places the responsibility on the deputy attorney general. Right now, Dana Boente is acting as the deputy Attorney General. Trump’s pick for the position is Rod Rosenstein. Depending on when the justice department decides to investigate, this could pose a problem as the position changes hands. This situation is far from ideal. Although the fact Sessions recused himself is commendable, he should not have been speaking to the Russian ambassador in the first place. This is a situation that needs to be investigated, as it is not the first time there has been controversy surrounding Russia and the current administration. A democratic society depends upon calling the government out on issues and investigating them thoroughly.

When campus officials changed p ol i c y, s t a t i ng t h a t no o ne c o u l d hold any events during finals week, they had good intentions, hoping that by establishing this rule students, would take the oppor tunity to put in some extra study time for exams. This is a charming thought, but very naïve of the school. Organizations such as the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club hold senior sendo f f eve n t s t h a t w e e k . T he eve n t s these organizations hold offer a much needed oasis for students. It offers students a safe and healthy break from the stress and studying that comes along with finals week. By attempting to change policy to ban any events from taking place finals week, administrators are taking away this oasis. The administration can think this is in the best interest of the students, but just because they do not allow these events to take place, they cannot control what students do with that time. Whether students turn to drinking or binging Netflix, it is highly unlikely that students will use the time to study. Cramming is largely ineffective. If students had not already prepared for their exams, the extra week is not going to be an adequate time for them to prepare. By not allow ing organ iz ation s to hold events during finals week, events that have occurred at the same time semester after semester, the administration is not helping the students, but hur ting and angering them. The Shaun Cassidy Fan Club recently petitioned to continue their senior send-off event during finals

Photo provided by Noah Pierce via Facebook Students are allowed to hold their Shaun Cassidy senior show after over 200 students signed a petition.

week. After petitioning to have their show, and getting over 200 signatures their event was thankfully approved. Students should be allowed to hold their events. The organization events are optional and students who feel they need the extra time to study are not forced to go. But when the administration tries to take this right away all together not only do students lose a way to hang out with friends and de-stress, ut also the students who were not going to take the time to study anyway are not going to be inclined to do so because an event was cancelled. If students are going to study, they will. But students also need to hang out with friends, especially those who may be graduating that they may not see much, if at all, after the final club event. Organization events also provide alternative stress relievers for

students from just going out to binge drink or sitting in their room at 1 a.m. watching their second season of a show for the night. The administration should trust that students are old enough to budget their own time. When t he a d min is t r a t ion a t t e mp t s to force students to study by cancelling events, they are showing their lack of faith in students. This also shows how naïve they are to believe that by simply not a l lo w i n g o rg a n i z a t i o n s to h ol d events finals week that students w i l l a u to m a t i c a l l y c h o o s e t h a t time to then study. This policy change is ridiculo u s a n d i n e f fe c t i v e i n n a t u re . Organizations should exercise their rights and follow the lead of Shaun Cassidy Fan Club in protesting this policy change.




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‘Logan’ ends story on high note


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Events Calendar Friday, March 10 through Friday, March 31


Look at OZ: visting dirctor, actress dicuss work Showcase new, old films for students, give workshops on acting

EXHIBITION: “CAESAR/X” Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Brandon Cortes Date: Friday, March 10 Location: Oswego State Metro Center, Syracuse Asst. laker Review Editor MASTER OF ART STUDENT EXHIBITION Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Date: Friday, March 10 Location: Tyler Art Gallery, Tyler Hall

The Communist movement was not the only thing happening in Cuba during the ‘60s. At the same time, the film ART EXHIBIT: “INSPIRED BY DATA” industry was just beginTime: Noon - 5 p.m. ning. Cuba’s most faDate: Friday, March 10 mous film, “Memorias del Location: 186 W. First St., Oswego State Downtown Subdesarollo,” translated as “Memories of Underdevelopment,” was a OPEN SKATE reflection of the daily life Time: Noon - 2 p.m. of a Cuban citizen that Date: Friday, March 10 stayed behind during the Location: Arena, Marano Campus Center Cuban Revolution. 42 years later, filmmaker Miguel Coyula ART EXHIBITION RECEPTION directed the sequel Time: 5 - 7 p.m. “Memorias del Desarollo,” Date: Friday, March 10 translated as “Memories Location: Tyler Art Gallery, Tyler Hall of Overdevelopment.” This movie reflects the RICE CREEK RAMBLE life of Cubans who fled to America during the Time: 11 a.m. - noon Cuban Revolution. Date: Saturday, March 11 For a film industry Location: Rice Creek Field Station that only began in 1968, it continues to grow in the PLANETARIUM SHOW: “THE STARS OF SPRING” present day. This is what Coyula wanted students Time: 7 - 8 p.m. to understand when he Date: Sunday, March 19 visited Oswego State on Location: Room 223, Shineman Center March 3. Coyula and actress INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR Lynn Cruz visited OsTime: 3:30 - 5 p.m. wego State in pursuit of teaching American stuDate: Monday, March 20 dents the directing and Location: Room 255, Marano Campus Center acting styles of Cuba. Coyula and Cruz each MOVIE: “VITUS” hosted two individual Time: 7 - 9 p.m. events. Both of Coyula’s events were screenings Date: Wednesday, March 22 Location: Marano Campus Center Auditorium of two of his films, while Cruz hosted directing and acting workshops. COMEDIAN DANISH MAQBOOL The day began with Time: 8:15 - 9:15 p.m. Cruz hosting a directing Date: Wednesday, March 22 workshop. When watching Coyula’s movies, audiLocation: Room 114, Marano Campus Center ences noticed many layers attached to scenes as if BRASS CONCERT: MARK KELLOGG, it was a stop-motion film TROBONE, & DAVID BAMONTE, TRUMPET using parts of magazines. Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. It is phenomenal how creative Coyula is. Cruz Date: Thursday, March 23 explained how Coyula was Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall able to complete these visual effects using Adobe After Effects. The audience was shocked at how Coyula could change a scene completely in post-production. After this event, Coyula and Cruz sepaCover image provided by rated for their individual events. Coyula went

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Left to right: Lynn Cruz and Miguel Coyula hold screening and Q&A in Park Hall, room 315.

to Park Hall to screen his latest movie “Nadie,” translated as “No one,” and Cruz stayed in Tyler Hall for her second workshop that concentrated on acting. Rafael Alcides is a famous Cuban writer who was unable to post his work in Cuba due to Fidel Castro’s regime. In “Nadie” Alcides was finally able to open up to the world about the experiences he lived through during the revolution. What made “Nadie” famous was that non Cubans were finally able to learn what life was like in this dark period of the country. With the help of Adobe After Effects, Coyula made this documentary more than just a sit-down interview. He added images that portrayed Alcides’ experience and added references from big-name movies. Students and faculty were impressed with this event. A Q&A session was hosted after the screening. As for Cruz, her second workshop focused on the differences between acting in theatre and acting

in movies. “Whether it’s for theatre or movies, an actor must enter a zone where they can ‘be’ the character they are portraying,’” Cruz said. “Directors must get to know their actors, not really on the personal level, but on the work ethics. It makes a movie better.” The last event of the day was Coyula’s screening of his 2010 award-winning film “Memorias del Desarollo.” Oswego State cinema and screen studies professor Bennet Schaber screened “Memorias del Subdesarollo” to prep students ahead of the screening of its sequel. While not as political as “Nadie,” this movie had an actual story to it. A CubanAmerican professor tries to find purpose in America. He sets out to different parts of the nation to find that purpose. This movie was created so it could be compared to its prequel, “Memorias del Subdesarollo.” The point of view of a Cuban who stayed in Cuba during the revolution and the pointof-view of a Cuban who fled to the United States

during the revolution. After the movie, Coyula showed the audience more of the post-production editing using Adobe After Effects. Coyula gave the audience a snippet of his upcoming movie, “Blue Heart,” which is his first sci-fi film since his thesis project in film school. Ironically, his thesis film was received as the worst of all the movies in school, but it won him several awards that got him a scholarship in the U.S. During the screening of “Memorias del Desarollo,” Cruz said she enjoyed working with Coyula. “To work with Miguel is great,” Cruz said. “I don’t only work as an actress, but also behind the camera and I’ve discovered that acting is more difficult.” Miguel explained how the westernization of Cuba is changing the film industry. “Independent filmmakers want to use finance from their pocket and companies which ruins the purpose of the film industry which is to work independently and out of the main stream,” Coyula said.


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Temples familiar sound underwhelms on ‘Volcano’ Ian Saunders Staff Writer

With their long, greasy hair, old-fashioned clothing and distant demeanors, the band Temples seems to be stuck in the wrong decade. The psychedelic rock group has a talent for creating songs t h a t s o u nd l i ke t hey c a me straight out of the 1960s, an era that is still heralded by many as the golden age of musical expression. The influence of that decade is still alive and well inside the head of James Bagshaw, the band’s lead singer and guitarist from Northamptonshire, England. He, along with bassist Tom Walmsley, formed the framework for Temples in 2012. Their deb ut album “Sun Structures” was released two years later, which was subsequently met with a surprising amount of success and critical acclaim. Clashmusic described

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Although the work is new, “Volcano” gives listeners nothing innovative.

the work as “the sound of ‘60s experimentation smashed stunningly into the present day.” Charting at number seven overall in the UK at one point, the band was enjoying their success, no matter how short lived it might have been. D e s p i t e a l l o f t h i s , t he re were a few lingering issues w i t h t h e b a n d ’s s o u n d t h a t many people began to point out. Their painstaking attention to detail when it came

to recreating ‘60s rock made them, well, boring, and although their tracks sounded great, nothing about them stood out from any other band attempting to do the same thing. They are constantly being compared to Tame Impala, a similar, but slightly better, group from Australia, for focusing on that same “psychedelic rock revival” sound. For “Volcano,” the band took note of the criticisms and fo-

c us e d he av ily on cha nging their sound. While “Sun Structures” was a dense and fuzzy project, full of delayed organs and distant sounding vocals, “Volcano” is a punchy, energetic album layered with synths. “The new album is Temples but Temples rediscovering things,” Bagshaw said in a n i n t e r v i e w w i t h S h i nd i g ! Magazine. “We wanted to create songs that were interesting, but at the same time are doused in pop sensibilities.” Bagshaw puts his money where his mouth is in the opener “Certainty.” The track comes out of the gate sounding much more modern than anything off of “Sun Structures,” with a catchy synth melody ringing behind Bagshaw’s voice. The drums are very tight-sounding, placed in the front, giving everything else in the mix lots of room to breathe. “Oh, The Savior” is an insanely catchy tune and was reportedly the first track the band worked on for the new album. The drum hits and guitar riffs

work perfectly with each other and the synths are just subtle enough to not take over the song and change its tone. Flanger (that wavy guitar effect) is used intermittently and preserves the ‘60s sound the band began with. “Open Air” has a steady rhythm to it, pumping along like a train engine. Bagshaw’s voice continues to drag along with each note, filling a role about as important as the guitar or the synths. At times, it floats so far above everything else it is hard to understand exactly what he is saying. Temples’ newer sound is refreshing at first, but it does begin to become redundant. Many of the songs off “Volcano” come off as nothing more than filler. Not to beat a dead horse with the Tame Impala comparisons, but Impala’s album “Currents” does a much better job at transitioning from an older, vintage sound to a newer synth-filled one. Because of this, “Volcano” probably will not go down a s b e i ng g a me - c h a ng i ng o r b o u nd a r y p u s h i ng , b u t i t i s worth a listen regardless.

‘Untouchable’ triumphs, The Cairo Gang amazes Morgan Altland Laker Review Editor

The Cariro Gang is set to release their latest album, “Untouchable,” on March 24 under Ty Segall’s division o f re c o rd l a b e l D r a g C i t y, called GOD?. The album demonstrates ho w t he g ro u p h a s ho ne d their s kill throughout the years and has learned to p e r f o r m i n va r i o u s s t y l e s with ease. Although a bit slow at p a r t s , t h e a l b u m ’s o p e n ing track, “Broken Record” gives listeners a nice, easy flowing jam that is reminiscent of some of the earliest stages of rock and roll. The instrumentals do not try to do anything too large. They do not take away from the power of the lyrics, but keep the track focused. The second track follows the tone of the first track while simultaneously pick-

ing up the pace. “Real Enough to Believe” has a faster beat and catchy guitar riffs that grab the listeners’ attention. This is the type of song that showcases the group’s talents in a way that does not seem forced onto the listener. The album then moves into the second single, “That’s W h e n I t ’s O v e r.” I t s t a n d s as the per fect combination o f t h e t w o t h a t p re c e d e i t . Playing more with the instrumentals, Emmett Kelly, the lead singer and guitarist for the group, showcases his strengths as a musician. Giving his guitar its time to shine, the track is not only pleasing to listeners, the guitar makes the track feel short, as the music does not give a moment of lull. The album then slows down with “Untouchable,” a track that feels like a slow song from a high school dance. Although this is not a bad thing, it is a change from the rest of the album that feels odd as the fourth track, as the three before had been steadily gaining momentum.

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Guitarist and vocalist for The Cairo Gang, Emmett Kelly, delights listeners with latest album “Untouchable.”

“Untouchable” is an interesting choice for the title track, as it is clearly different from the rest. “In the Heart of Her Heart” picks the momentum right back up. It is the fastest paced of the tracks, giving more of a Eu ro p e a n - i n va s i o n v i b e over the early rock tone from before. It is loud and in-yourface in the best way possible. The album moves to “Let it Gain You,” a psychedelicsounding track that distorts lyrics and instrumentals to give it its own unique feel for

the album. Although jarring at times, the song is still a good listen. Just as the other tracks evolved, “Will It To Be” also evolves past psychedelic to 2000s alternative. It feels right out of a film, giving the listener an image of f i g h t i n g f o r lo v e a n d t h e struggles that can come with it. The album ends on the perfect note. “What Can You Do?” wraps up the album in a way that makes listeners feel like they are

at the end of the journey. T he f i r s t s i ng l e t he C a i ro Gang released, it shows just how well the group knows what they are doing. As a whole, the album feels like a great mix of different styles and music. Although it has some hiccups, the group does not deliver a song that is disappointing or one that hur ts the album. The Cairo Gang has come far and it is clear that there is more that can come. Hopefully for listeners, it can come soon.

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‘Logan’ gives Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine strong finale Dominick Lioto Staff Writer

The day has finally arrived. James Mangold’s “Logan” is here and it is everything the hype led viewers to believe. It is a haunting, brutal and emotional farewell for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. The year is 2029 and the mutant race is basically nonexistent. Logan (Hugh Jackman, “Eddie the Eagle”) passes by as a chauffeur while acting as a caregiver for a frail and elderly Professor X (Patrick Stewart, “Blunt Talk”), who has developed a unique case of Alzheimer’s, with the help of former mutant tracker Caliban (Stephen Merchant, “Hello Ladies,”). Their rather simple existence gets turned upside down when Laura, aka X-23 (Dafne Keen, “The Refugees”), ends up at their door. She is the first new mutant to be discovered in years and, in many ways, is like Logan, but she is

Photo provided by Hugh Jackman gives his character a fitting ending in his last portrayal as Wolverine in “Logan.”

being pursued relentlessly by Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook, “Narcos”) and his Reavers. Fans have been looking forward to a true solo Wolverine film for years. “X-Men Origins” was an absolute mess, then “The Wolverine” had a few things that were just lacking. When Jackman announced they would loosely base his final portrayal as Wolverine on Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s comic book miniseries “Old Man Logan,”

fans knew they were finally getting what they wanted. A lot of critics have compared “Logan” to “The Dark Knight,” symbolizing that this is the installment that stands out from the rest of the franchise as something so much more than a comic book movie. Suicidal thoughts, mental illness, alcoholism and death are all themes that the characters deal with in “Logan.” They are not traditional elements

for a superhero movie, but that just proves its uniqueness even more. “Logan” was an extremely personal project for a lot of people involved. This is Jackman ‘s and Stewart’s last ride as Logan and Professor X, respectively, after nearly 20 years of playing their characters. However, it is not being discussed enough that “Logan” is Stewart’s last tide as well as Jackman’s. These two have had to endure being in some sub-par X-Men films, but have always stood out in their roles. They have been able to bring these characters to life movie after movie and are arguably the best depictions of any comic book characters on screen. Holbrook and Merchant also shine in their supporting roles. Especially Holbrook’s Pierce. His cool southern drawl when trying to intimidate Logan plays so well on-screen. The use of these smaller villains rather than giant epic ones has been more effective in comic book movies lately. There has been talk of re-

starting the X-Men franchise or giving the rights back to Marvel Studios, an idea that did not seem so bad prior to seeing “Logan.” However, Keen’s X-23 deserves to continue her story. While the next X-Men film will focus on the young versions of the popular characters and not follow any Xavier/Magneto storylines, it will be interesting to see if they can eventually incorporate X-23. It is astounding to see what Logan’s claws can do in an R-rated film. Audiences have never been able to see the full damage, due to more familyfriendly ratings in the past, but the horrifically bloody action sequences featured in “Logan” are just awesome. It really completes sending Jackman off on the note he deserves. From the jaw-dropping opening scene to playing J oh n n y C a s h’s “ T he M a n Comes Around” during the end credits, “Logan” is one of the best theater experiences to happen in a while. Hold in your tears because it truly is the end of an era.

Nintendo Switch brings stong innovations, glitches Tiffany Baez Staff Writer

The Nintendo Switch was released on March 3. The cost for the console is $299.99, not including any games. “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “1-2-Switch,” “Snipperclips - Cut it out, Together!” and “Just Dance 2017” are now among the few games available for the Switch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, available April 28, is one of the games planned for future release. Many Nintendo fans are disappointed by the short the list of available games. The Nintendo Switch consists of a tablet-like console, which includes a screen and a kickstand for tabletop mode, a dock, which holds the console for charging and TV mode, and two controllers, called joy-cons. The joy-cons’ side controllers slide off the main console to become individual joysticks and can also be combined with each other to create a single traditional-style controller, allowing for single or

multiplayer gaming. The joy-cons come with removable wrist straps which also feature larger L and R buttons. The right joy-con also has an IR scanner that can detect hand signals, such as rock, paper and scissors, a feature which does not have many, if any, in-game uses yet. The Nintendo Switch also has a motion sensor, a feature used in some of the games, such as “Breath of the Wild.” In this game, the player can tilt and turn the controller to change the orientation of items held by Link’s magnesis power. The Nintendo Switch is currently available in two color schemes: standard gray and the more rare “Red-Blue” version, as users call it, which features one neon red and one neon blue joy-con. The Nintendo Switch also allows for online gaming, which is free until the paid service launches in the fall. Many users have experienced the occasional glitch or lag while playing certain games, particularly “Breath of the Wild,” as well as issues

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connecting to the internet. Things like these are to be expected with the release of a new console, especially one as complex and versatile as the Nintendo Switch. However, these issues do not take away from the overall enjoyment of the Nintendo Switch. Other than those issues, which will hopefully be fixed as time goes on with software updates and new games, the Nintendo Switch meets a lot of the expectations fans had for it. “My favorite thing about the

Switch is the versatility, the capability to use it as a home console you can take anywhere you want,” said James Kessler, an Oswego State freshman. Kessler was among other gaming fans at Wal-Mart on the night of March 2 for the official midnight release of the Nintendo Switch. The Oswego GameStop ran out of pre-orders earlier that night, but Wal-Mart had yet to put theirs out. Oddly enough, there is a trend of licking the game car tridges, comparable to

the cinnamon challenge or the salt and ice challenge, though not as hazardous to one’s health. A tweet from Jeff Gerstmann, co-founder of the game blog Giant Bomb, revealed the cartridges taste absolutely awful. A Nintendo spokesperson told the website Polygon that the cartridges are coated with the “most bitter chemical compound known to humanity” to discourage people, specifically small children, from swallowing them. Though some may view this as a smart idea, others feel that it is a bit ridiculous and unnecessary, considering that such things should be kept out of reach of small children. Though the Nintendo Switch is far from perfect and still has a ways to go, it has already made its mark as an innovation in gaming. Its ability to act as both a home console and a handheld game system makes it great for those who cannot bear to put their game down to go eat or to get to class or work on time or to go hang out with friends.


FRIDAY, March 10, 2017


‘Making history’ shows lazy screenwriting, limits laughs Morgan Altland Laker Review Editor

Many have been asked, “If you could travel to any p o i n t i n h i s t o r y, w h e n would it be?” Some would choose to go back to see the Renaissance era to see some of their favorite works created, others to the era of the Civil Rights Movement to listen as the most powerful speeches come to life. No one would choose to c o m e b a c k to w a t c h the pilot for FOX’s latest sitcom “Making History.” “Making Histor y ” foll o w s D a n ( A d a m P a l l y, “ T he M i nd y P ro j e c t ” ) , a custodial worker for Massachusetts College, who gets a time machine and uses it to travel back to Colonial America. After he begins to date Deborah (Leighton Meester, “By

the Gun”), he inadvertently changes history and prevents the American Revolution from beginning. Dan brings Chris (Yassir Lester, “The Bet”) with him back to the past in order to discover the reason for the change and to revitalize America’s hope of revolting. The series has many strong elements that feel under-utilized in the pilot. Pally, for one, does not seem not to live up to his comedic strength he has demonstrated in other series he has worked with, such as “Happy Endings.” Many of his lines feel cliché or just fail to hit their mark. Speaking of clichés, the series depends on the writing of various other shows and movies to push along its story. It ends up feeling like watching 21 minutes of movie quotes from the ‘90s, whereas viewers would get more entertainment and l a u g h s by w a t c h i ng t he films themselves. This lazy script writing takes away

from many of the jokes that do hit on their own and make the comedic players look as if they are trying too hard. Meester is the only one who is able to overcome the writing and shine in the series. Her jokes always seem to land at the right time and her character is more interesting to viewers than the other two. She gives viewers the perfect blend of the class i c “p e r s o n o u t o f t i me” and unique characterization that can grab viewers after they are lost to other aspects of the story. Another element that proves strong in the series is the story’s originality. Where the writing for the dialogue fails, the story is a new telling. Often, time travel stories are about getting power or altering the course of history. This is the story of a man who wantsto feel cool. Dan discovers time travel and uses it to try to find a place he can fit in and feel better

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about himself. It is a story that has some merit, but lacks in terms of presentation. The largest problem overall with the series is even though it is new, it does not feel like it is. The series feels like every other pilot for every other series that has come in recent years. It bores viewers who are hoping the originality of the story will make it better. If the series hopes to

make it past season one, which many FOX pilots have failed to do in recent years, they need to find a way to get more genuine laughs from people. This can come from strengthening the writing or using the full talents of the cast. It is clear that change is needed. “Making History” feels like the past. Hopefully with time, this series can live to see a future.

Performances dazzle viewers at iHeart Radio Awards Rahkiya Brown Staff Writer

On March 5, iHeartRadio held their annual award show live from Los Angeles. The show was hosted by Ryan Seacrest and some of today’s biggest stars were in attendance to celebrate this big night in music. Celeberties like Karruche Tran, Christina Millian and Jason Derulo helped present awards to the stars and conduct some interviews on the red carpet. The cutest presentation of the night came from DJ Khaled and his adorable son, baby Asahd, as they brought Ed Sheeran to the stage, who had an amazing performance with a one-man band of instruments and vocals. Bruno Mars accepted the Innovator Award, which was by far the biggest award of the night, just after he lit up the stage with his hit “That’s What I Like” to close out the show.

Justin Timberlake took home a big award as well, winning Song of the Year for “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” and used the opportunity to speak to the youth. “If you are black, or you are brown, or you are gay, or you are lesbian, or you are trans…or maybe you’re just a sissy singing boy from Tennessee, anyone that is treating you unkindly, it is only because they are afraid, or have been taught to be afraid of how important you are because being different means you make the difference. So f**k em,” the legendary pop star Timberlake said. The crowd, of course, went wild and it has been said that he had one of the more important moments of the night. Listeners’ favorite bad girl Rihanna also accepted two awards for her album, “Anti.” Being that the award show was only two hours long, there was not enough time to hand out over 50 awards.

Photo provided by One of the night’s big winners, Justin Timberlake accepts the Song of the Year award and encourages diversity.

Snapchat teamed up with iHeartRadio to create an outlet for artists to give their acceptance speeches. Other winners included the Chainsmokers for Best New Artist. Fifth Harmony won an award for having the Best Fan Army. Coldplay won Best Tour and allowed children to deliver their acceptance speech, which was adorable for the fans. Thomas Rett also took home an award for Best Country Artist.

Big Sean had quite the night, performing two of the songs off of his latest album “I Decided,” “Bounce Back” and “Moves” as the whole crowd sang and danced along. It was also a huge night for the Cyrus family, as Miley came out to present her little sister Noah for her very first televised performance. Mom and dad, Tish and Billie Ray Cyrus, watched in the audience, proud of their baby girls.

It was a beautiful night of diversity and respect for all genres of music as awards went out for c o u n t r y, p o p , ro c k a n d hip-hop. It is rare to see people of all demographics in the same room, just enjoying good music. For audience who missed the show, no need to worry. has highlights, winners and performances that viewers can catch up or rewatch any time.

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Samantha Boyle | The Oswegonian by Sam Gilroy

The summer leading into freshman year, I unloaded crates at Max’s Warehouse. That’s where I met Roger. He had been there for seven years. “Man up, college boy,” he told me on my first day. “Get some callouses on those b**** hands.” We hated working with each other. He was too harsh for me and I was too soft for him. “Give him a break,” my manager told me. “The guy’s had it rough.”

In time, we warmed up to each other. Everyday he’d share a little more. He told me about his childhood, bouncing between foster homes. He spent a couple years in prison. He had been married. She left him. He lived a life and a half, as he put it, before I had even begun. *** During the subsequent years, I returned to Max’s over my Christmas and summer breaks. There would always be a few new faces and a few absent ones. The one that always remained constant was Roger.


I eventually got my degree. I spent that summer at Max’s. Then I found a j ob that didn’t involve unloading crates. I bought my own home and got married. I did everything I was expected to. I was successful, at least as the dictionary defines it. From time to time, Roger would float into my mind. I wondered how he was, and if he was still unloading crates. *** The same week he died, I saw an ad in the paper looking for a new manager at Max’s.

Difficulty: Hard Confederate Gen. William Whiting dies from wounds. ON THIS 1865: 1959: Tibetans revolt against Chinese occupation forces.


1993: Dr. David Gunn is killed at an anti-abortion protest. 1997: The WB airs first episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

BY Morgan Altl and

Aries (April 19 - May 13):

Cancer (July 20 - Aug. 10):

Libra (Oct. 30 - Nov. 23):

Sagittarius (Dec. 17 - Jan. 20):

Impressions this week may not have put you in the right frame of mind. Overthinking first encounters will cause your nerves to get the better of you during the next week. Take a deep breath and allow your reintroduction to define you.

Take a break. Pushing yourself too hard before the semester ends will leave you barely standing during finals week. Give yourself the chance to sit down and do nothing, even if only for half an hour. You need it.

An important decision is coming. Avoid letting any emotions you have take control over how you see the situation or what you decide to do. There are those who will try to exploit these for their gain or to make you suffer.

Enjoy something sweeter as you prepare for any work following the break. Giving yourself this opportunity will help give yourself some much-needed enjoyment after half a semester of stress. Nothing heals like chocolate.

Taurus (May 13 - June 21): As the semester continues, it is easy to feel as if everything is the same as the week before. Forcing change may lead you toward an undesirable path. Allow change to come naturally; the wait will not be as long as you think.

There is a need for people this week, as you may be faced with a challenge too difficult to handle alone. Do not try to carry the weight of the problem on your shoulders. Ask for help and you will find those who are more than willing to assist.

Leo (Aug. 10 - Sep. 16):

Scorpio (Nov. 23 - Nov. 29): Even the strongest among us still has something that weighs them down or holds them back. No hero is perfect. Understanding that your heroes are human will lead to a better understanding of them in the following weeks.

Do not take away from someone else’s joy. If anything, try to join in the laughter rather than taking the laughter away from them. Everyone needs to have a laugh now and then. Why try to stop this basic human need?

Gemini (June 21 - July 20):

Virgo (Sep. 16 - Oct. 30):

Ophiuchus (Nov. 29 - Dec. 16) :

Aquarius (Feb. 16 - March 11): Pisces (March 11 - April 18):

Varying weather may have your heart wanting for the pleasures of a different season. Find things to bring feelings to you, such as a warm glass of apple cider or a chill summer song. Escape the harshness of the current season.

A one-track mind may be more beneficial to you this week than any time before. Focus all your efforts on your goal to finally obtain the results you want. The spoils you gain will be worth the wait.

Doing something faster does not always mean it will come out better. Put the time for something allows for perfection, while rushing may lead to obvious mistakes. Go slow so that others can see the hard work put into your task or project.

Capricorn (Jan. 20 - Feb. 16):

Items that may seem worthless can hold a deeper meaning to those close to you. Be mindful before getting rid of something that seems to be gathering dust. Just because it has not been appreciated does not mean it should be thrown away.

Boasting about yourself is important at times, such as in a job interview, but sometimes it is too much. Stop talking about yourself. Take time to hype up someone close to you, as they may be in need of some encouragement.

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