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Heartbleed computer bug compromises privacy Seamus Lyman News Editor A critical hole was found in the coding of the Internet’s iron wall, potentially causing security breaches for millions of websites. This hole has been named the Heartbleed bug and affects websites using OpenSSL to protect their encrypted data like passwords and other crucial information users enter. OpenSSL is an open-source toolkit that implements secure sockets layer (SSL) and transport layer security (TLS) protocols, according to the OpenSSL website. The heartbeat portion of the SSL keeps a connection alive for a short period of time after the connection is closed. The plan behind this is for one party to be able to tell if another party is still connected or not. Michale Pisa, associate director of infrastructure for Campus Technology Services, said that the school has made the proper steps to secure their servers.

“We’ve identified and patched four boxes and expect minimal impact [from the bug],” Pisa said. He said that by 7 p.m. Thursday night all campus systems should be updated.

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Heartbleed’s impact A list of the top 10,000 websites were scanned for vulnerability on Tuesday. This scan, conducted by GitHub user Mustafa Al-Bassam, revealed that 5,683 websites had no SSL, 630 websites were found to be vulnerable and 3,687 were found to not be vulnerable. Among those 630 were, and Sites like Google. com,,, and were not vulnerable at the time of the scan. These websites either fixed the issue before the public found out or have since patched the bug.

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Andrew Pugliese Asst. Sports Editor Bruce Coville, best-selling author, stepped away from his usual writing persona during his Quest day speech on Wednesday to discuss reality and the influence an individual can have each day. “It’s a great honor,” Coville, a 1973 graduate of Oswego State, said. “I’m a fantasy writer but in my wildest dreams it didn’t occur to me that I would come in this position, given honors like this. It’s a wonderful surprise.” Coville has written 102 books for children and young adults in his career, but for his speech, he turned the focus away from his works. Coville, in his speech titled “Ripples

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Nine Mile Point, seen from the campus lake shore.

Early this semester, Oswego State students were targeted in an online phishing scam. The scammers posed as Campus Technology Services employees, sending an email to an undisclosed number of students. The well-presented email stated the recipient’s Lakernet account had been accessed by a third-party. Recipients were asked to provide their Lakernet login information through a link included in the email, allegedly to restore full-access to their account. The message warned the recipient’s account would be suspended or deactivated if they did not comply within 48 hours.

The email was convincing and the message-format appeared authentic. However, the urgency and spontaneity of the email prompted many suspicious students to contact CTS. After thoroughly analyzing the email, CTS confirmed it was a phishing scam. Students who gave their Lakernet login information were told to change their username and password immediately. Fortunately, CTS says any acquired Lakernet account information would be used to gather a mailing list for spam, which, although irritating, is harmless in most cases. On the other hand, more severe phishing scams seeking personal and financial information could result in fraud or identity


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The commercial nuclear reactor industry safety in the United States improved overall in 2013, according to an annual report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, despite 10 incidents that occurred throughout the country. The report states that these incidents mainly show inconsistent safety enforcement by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and lapses at the nation’s commercial reactors. The NRC is a thirdparty organization set up by the federal government under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954  that regulates and ensures safety measures at all nuclear power

in him. From there, Coville gave the audience a list of 12 pieces of “off the wall” advice, ranging from sillier things such as “marry rich” to more serious pieces such as “don’t be afraid to show your heart” and “embrace the unfinished chord.” Coville captivated the audience with his passion for what he was saying as well as with the humor he added to a speech on a more thoughtful topic. He had the nearlyfilled Campus Center auditorium fully engrossed with what he was saying right down to his final words, “may you cherish your work so when you go to heaven you don’t see a difference.”

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Become Waves: How What You Do Now May Mean More Than You Can Guess,” instead focused on how each person can do something in life to make an impact. “I have found that one of the reason I think my speeches work is because I try to talk straight from the heart and sometimes I’m willing to do what some might call ‘sappy,’” Coville said. “My wife heard me speak once and said, ‘your mother got her wish. You’re a preacher.’” One of the first bits of advice Coville shared was that the job of each person is to “keep kicking those doors open saying, ‘I can do this.’” He spoke of a professor he had while attending Oswego State named Helen Buckley Simkewicz and how she gave him one of the greatest gifts he has every received by believing



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Noelle Crocetti, 21, was arrested on April 6 at 1:17 a.m. at the corner of West Second Street and West Bridge Street for an open container violation. Crocetti was released on an appearance ticket. Michael Webber, 33, was arrested on April 5 at 6:23 p.m. at 341 State Rt. 104 for petit larceny. Webber was released on $250 bail.

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Mathew McIntosh, 23, was arrested on April 4 at 4:35 p.m. at 169 W. Second St. on the execution of a bench warrant. McIntosh was released on $100 bail. Kenneth Williams III, 27, was arrested on April 4 at 1:59 p.m. at the corner of State Route 481 and South First Street for possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell. Kalee Polisse, 29, was arrested on April 4 at 1:59 p.m. at the corner of State Route 481 and South First Street for possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell. Pedro Moreno Jr., 30, was arrested on April 4 at 1:59 p.m. at 7300 St. Route 104 on the execution of an arrest warrant.

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PRSSA asks students ‘What’s Next?’

Speakers provide insight into the future of communications, PR

Chloé Larsen | The Oswegonian The panel at the PRSSA event spoke about the various positions withing field of public relations and gave advice on how to break into the industry.

Chloé Larsen Staff Writer Public relations majors came together Monday in Lanigan Hall to hear from professionals in the field. The theme of this year’s event, called “What’s Next” and run by the Public Relations Society of America, was themed “Finding your Niche in the PR Puzzle.” Speakers addressed how they found their place in the professional world and what kind of skills are needed to work in the field. PRSSA is the Oswego State chapter of the national organization, where students learn about public relations and practice public relations skills, as well as meet public relations professionals. Godnick said this year’s topic was chosen “since PR is such a diverse profession that is needed in every kind of organization from consumer goods producers to government agencies.” “In the past, discussions have been geared toward interviewing skills and applying for jobs,” Godnick said. The speakers for this event consisted of Leila Karkia, corporate social responsibility and events coordinator at O’Brien & Gere; Michael McDougall, president of McDougall Communications; Crystal Smith, director of integrated media for public relations at Strategic Communication; and Sara Wallace, Director of Marketing at Destiny USA.

The speakers gave suggestions about both undergraduate and graduate school, and explained that it is not necessary for a prospective employee to have background in public relations or communications to get a position in that field. Many times, those hired are experienced in a wide range of fields. McDougall also explained that sometimes employees can wait a few years to go to graduate school to ensure that students get masters in the field that you will be working in. Smith added that companies will sometimes even pay for an employee to get their master’s while working for the company, which is a win-win situation because employers may have more sympathy while assigning workloads, plus the student benefits from a free extended education. The panel discussion was followed by a networking session and refreshments where the

audience was able to interact with the speakers. The majority of students who attended this event were either public relations or communications majors who said they were there were great networking opportunities. The attendees had very positive reactions to the event, and were glad that they were able to go. “I learned a lot of interesting things about PR and communications because they do go hand in hand,” said Kate Newman, a communications major. “It was really interesting and exciting to explore different parts of communications that I wasn’t aware of.” Kaylee May, a PR major and member of PRSSA explained that she came for the “good networking,” and was not disappointed. PRSSA leaders said they are looking to host more events, including future “What’s Next” networking sessions.

The Registrar ’s Office at Oswego State is preparing for the fall 2014 registration season and students are encouraged to start preparing for it. Come the registration period which began on Monday, students attempting to register for classes could encounter many roadblocks such as prerequisite errors, restrictions and closed courses. Here are some helpful tips to make sure registration goes as smoothly as possible. Two different schedules. Registration Supervisor Casey Walpole has been helping students handle registration for over 30 years. She said a common problem she sees is students not being prepared. “I always tell students to make their schedule well ahead of time, and make an alternate schedule as well so you have a backup if some classes don’t work out,” Walpole said. Even if a single class on a schedule closes, it could throw off a student’s entire plan for next semester. A second schedule allows a better chance of getting into all the necessary classes.

The Student Association senate met again Tuesday for the 49th Legislative Session.

Our weekly list of what to do in Oswego Go to the softball game versus Geneseo on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Laker Softball Field. Check out “Spring Fling,” coordinated by Vega, the women’s honor society on Sunday at 12 p.m. at the activity court in Campus Center.

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Check for holds. Holds that prevent registration can be placed on students’ accounts for multiple reasons, and students may not even know they have one. Holds may be placed on students due to unpaid tuition bills or fees, unpaid parking tickets or overdue library books. To check for holds, look under the registration tab on myOswego and click on “view holds.” If you plan to change your major, do so before registration. Some classes are limited to students with specific majors. To avoid any restrictions, complete a change of major/minor form which can be found in the academic departments and the Registrar’s Office. Once filled out, return it to 301 Culkin Hall. Check for prerequisites on each class you plan to take. “Look on Course Availability and make sure that nothing will prevent you from getting into your classes on the first try,” Walpole said. Many classes have certain requirements that students must fulfill before they can take them. Some require students to get the

Neely Laufer, vice president of SA, led her second senate session of the term. There were 14 senators present, one a new addition to the senate.

such as chief of staff. While he has not finalized the positions, he wanted the senate to have an idea what he is looking for. He also encouraged senators to set up times to meet with him for 30 minutes so he could get to know them.

The minutes and agenda were quickly approved to begin the meeting. There were no guests to the senate and no one to make public comment. President Tucker Sholtes spoke to the senate and began with an apology for not being present the week prior. He was out of town at a competition for ENACTUS. Sholtes handed out information on SA director positions as he will be adding some new ones

Laufer discussed attending SUNY SA in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She told the senate about her experience and how at one point the voting members debated whether to hold a vote in order to vote on whether to end the meeting. She noted that Oswego State’s SA has more senators than most. She said that they would most likely return in the fall because they learned a lot during their trip.

permission of the instructor, while others require them to have upper-division standing. It’s common for advanced classes to have a lower-level class as a prerequisite to prepare students for more challenging work. Move fast. Oswego State student Sarah Brown is a sophomore and has been through the process of registering for classes multiple times. “My second semester freshman year, I waited a while to register because I was thinking about changing my major,” Brown said. “Once I finally decided to register, a lot of the classes I wanted to take were full.” Advanced registration continues through April 25. The date students register depends on how many credits they have, with seniors getting the first pick of classes. Students can look on myOswego under the registration tab and click “check your registration status” to find the specific date and time they are eligible to register. The Registrar’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to help all students that need assistance. The office can be reached by calling 315-312-2136 during these hours, or by emailing

Hassan Al-Shareffi, the director of finance, said he has found three quality candidates to replace him for next year. He said he will have the candidates shadow him to see how they handle some of the responsibilities of director of finance. However, the final decision is left up to Sholtes as to who takes over the role. Al-Shareffi said he hopes to have a budget proposal to show the senate soon to have it finalized. He said he will send the budget to the senators in a spreadsheet for them to review before the meeting where it’s discussed. He plans to have everything budget-related handed in by Friday. Al-Shareffi also said to the senate that after things are finalized, they can make changes, possibly provide some new computers for executive offices and

Attend the men’s lacrosse game as they take on Elmira on Monday at 4 p.m. at the South Athletic Field. Go see an artist talk by Edward Mayer, an installation artist on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center room 132. Check out the screening of the 1999 film, “Todo Seobre Mu Madre” directed by Pedro Almodovar on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Campus Center room 132. See the discussion “Can Silicon Valley Save the World?” by Charles Kenney from the Center for Global Development on Wednesday at 4:35 in Campus Center room 132. Attend the sceening of the documentary “Tapped” on the bottled water industry and climate change on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Park Hall.

others in The Point. Senators also will be provided a free ticket to the SAPB spring concert if they want to attend. Laufer also said Oswego State could possibly host SUNY SA next year. There were no committee reports this week. Rules and Judiciary have decided to meet biweekly as stated in the SA code and have moved the meeting time to 3 p.m. on Thursday in Campus Center room 137. There is still continued stress on recruiting two more senators to join the senate so they can meet the necessary quorum and to have more club involvement with SA. The senate had one bill to review

at the meeting. The bill was to fund the event titled Speak up and Slam to be hosted in Lake Effect Cafe later this month. Ethan Gormley was representing the event organizers who were asking for $212.94, which will come out of the joint organization fund. The event will showcase a mixture of slam poetry, short fiction and other literary styles. Gormley said that the event has the full backing of the Creative Writing, English and Cinema and Screen Studies departments. Al-Shareffi supported the event to be funded in full by SA, something he said he rarely does. The bill passed unanimously 14-0-0. The next SA senate meeting will be held on Tuesday in 102 Lanigan at 6 p.m.



Quest Day 2014

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Students listen to Bruce Coville in the Campus Center Auditorium on Quest day. Coville was the keynote speaker for the day-long symposium.


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Zach Roberts presents “Eye of the Ukrainian Storm” on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. He was sponsored by Cristina Dragomir of the political science department. From left to right, President of SA Tucker Sholtes, Chief Justice of SA Luke Carbonaro, President Emeritus Anthony Smith, Vice President Neely Laufer and SA Adviser Michael Paestella pose for a photo outside The Point after reenacting a swear-in ceremony. Ian Dembling | The Oswegonian

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Jamie Garcia presented her poster titled “Play Therapy: Effective Treatment for Children Suffering from Trauma” from HDV 380: Global Sports and Play.

Ryan Kiely presents “The History and Implementation of Basketball’s Triangle Offense” in Campus Center room 225 for the history and honors programs.

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War of 1812 Symposium held to remember historic battle Weekend-long event celebrates, brings attention to second war for independence

Taylor Pangman | The Oswegonian A presenter at the War of 1812 Symposium, put on by the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, displays items that soldiers would have packed with them during the war.

Shanna Fuld Copy Editor Chad Cook, senior and creative writing major at Oswego State, spent a month and half working on a twelve-page research paper and presentation for a vigorous panel of scholars. Cook wasn’t the only student who stood before the panel of historians with presentations on the War of 1812. Mary Kate Clerkin, senior history major and Megan Winnick, senior history and anthropology majors, also brought their pieces to the conference.

The Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center held a three-day event called “The Oswego War of 1812 Symposium,” which brought historians from throughout the region to share their knowledge. Friday night the Oswego State students presented their research to the panel. “I think what I was most impressed by was the papers were judged by a panel of very important scholars. They really grilled the students and asked them some tough questions about their research,” said Richard Weyhing, the students’ adviser and coordinating assistant professor. “In such a short period of time, they put together papers that

were a success and that stood out to critiques by visiting scholars.” Weyhing is a history professor, with a concentration in Early America, Native American history, comparative history of European empires and colonies in the early modern Atlantic world. Paul Lear, Superintendant of Fort Ontario State historic site in Oswego, reached out to Weyhing with a request for student presentations. This is the fourth year the symposium has been held, but the first year that Lear requested student presenters. Weyhing met with Cook, Clerkin and Winnick in the middle of the semester

to discuss topic ideas and what type of sources they would need to use. The students plunged right into the research from there. This was Weyhing’s first year of involvement in the symposium. It’s only his second year teaching at Oswego State. “The important thing we got going here is that Paul and I will be working toward this in the future and getting more students involved in the fort and make sure we keep getting more and more students working over the fort in related events,” Weyhing said. The lecture/conference room was filled with those interested in learning about the significance of the War of 1812, and how Oswego and Lake Ontario played a significant role in the war. Lear and Weyhing arranged for free entrance for students. Weyhing’s own research and teaching revolves around the early region of the Great Lakes and the colonial settlements during the time of 1812. Cook wrote his paper on the Battle of the Iroquois during 1812. He did a great deal of research tracking the influence of the Iroquois all throughout different parts of the northeast and tells the grand story of how the American forces had to transport their supplies along the shores of Lake Ontario. The symposium was set up with booths around the outside, showing off different artifacts. There was a stage on which historians took turns presenting their specific topics. One booth was set up with replicas of common items that a soldier might carry on his person, like a razor, picture of a loved one or a book. Other artifacts included a showing of weaponry and smoking items. One speaker, Deborah Trupin, was the only non-historian to attend the conference, but she was happy to talk about the two most important artifacts. Trupin is a textile conserver. She conserved two of our nations’ flags, the 1809 Fort Niagara Garrison flag, which had been captured by the British in December 1813, as well as “Don’t Give Up The Ship,” a flag flown on the USS Lawrence during the 1813, Battle

of Lake Erie. Trupin walked the audience through the particular and highly specialized steps that were necessary to conserve these flags. The flag from Niagra Garrison had actually been saved from a burning building, making it even more difficult to revamp without endangering the original piece. This flag is 24 feet by 28 feet, and so heavy it takes a group of people to move it from one room to the next. Following Trupin was Keith A. Herkalo, who presented “British plans to End the War.” Herkalo began by explaining why the war broke out to begin with. He was able to show the audience the root of the war, clearing up any question an audience member might have had. Herkalo explained his views on how and why troops acted the way they did, and showed letters and evidence to support his beliefs in the intentions of American war leaders from 1812. “I think it’s fun, but I’m a history nerd,” Cook said. “Others are dressed and they hate it. Cook also said that his personal academic goal is to expand his paper and potentially publish it for future symposiums. “I’m not a historian by trade, but there’s a lot I can learn from them [the judges],” Cook said. Consequently, historians and non-historians were all able to take away something from the symposium that really hits home, especially for those who live in Oswego and other parts of the region. “It’s a packed house,” Lear said. “We have the best speakers in the world on the War of 1812. We have people from Canada, Maryland, Vermont and about 40 students.” Most educators at the symposium are concerned with getting students involved in the history of Oswego. “It was a great start regarding the long ongoing relationship between fort Ontario and Oswego,” Weyhing said. “We’re going to get more projects to enlighten students and bring out their intellectual horizons.”




Security bug opens loophole to Nuclear power safety improved in 2013 private data for 66 percent of Internet 3 plants within 6 miles of the city of Oswego causes questioning HEARTBLEED from COVER Web server developers Apache and ginx are most known for their use of OpenSSL. A Netcraft survey for April 2014 shows that 66 percent of all active websites use these servers. A simple way to find out if a website has fixed the bug is through the Heartbleed test, found at Once at this page, users can search the website in question and it will say if that site is vulnerable or not. Going even further, has released a similar service, which shows what type of SSL is being used by the server in question. When run through the LastPass Heartbleed checker, SSL certificate shows as dating back to Aug. 2, 2013. Since this is from before the Heartbleed bug was made known publicly the website could have been compromised. However, login pages for Angel and MyOswego have come up with results showing they are not vulnerable. Pisa said the site is included in the security updates being applied to campus systems, but impacts for students run beyond campus. “There’s an impact overall,” Pisa said. “There’s potential significant impact anywhere in your life.” The problem, according to Visiting Assistant Professor Gary Ritzenthaler, is for those users who utilize the same password for multiple accounts. “If someone managed to get hold of a password, one of the more common methods of identity theft is if you find one password that person uses it for everything,” Ritzenthaler said. “Let’s say you find a Gmail password, you change the Gmail password so they can’t get in again, look through all their email to find out what else you can find you about them and then start trying that password plus whatever else you know on more important sites.” Ritzenthaler compared the security problem to being in a hospital during an outbreak of a virus. “Right now you’re walking through a hospital ward where everyone is sick,” Ritzenthaler said. “Are you going to get sick? You don’t really know until you do. You do as if you were walking through a hospital ward, you be careful what you do and then watch for signs of being sick.” Discovery of the bug The Heartbleed bug was first found by a team at Codenomicon along with a member from Google’s security team. The bug was then reported to the National Cyber Security Center Finland to let OpenSSL know about the security failure. Codenomicon’s website states the company “leverages its in-depth understanding of infrastructure, network and application protocols, flaws

and test methodology to provide a simple yet unparalleled security and robustness assurance solution.” It uses a software called DEFENSICS, which tests various systems for security issues and improves them. According to, a website launched by Codenomicon for the announcement of the bug, the name comes from a bug originating “in the OpenSSL’s implementation of the TLD/DTLS (transport layer security protocols) heartbeat extension (RFC6520.)” The website continues to explain that the error comes from a programming mistake which is allowing encrypted data flow from the server being contacted (a website) to the client (or person visiting the website.) The bug came about two years ago, making the problem so large-scale and not as simple as just changing a few passwords. Since the bug has been out on the Internet, anyone could have found this information and just had not said anything. No one knows if this hole has been used to gather data, as there would be no evidence left behind when someone launched an attack. Fixing the problem Since encryption codes are leaked through this bug, each code will need to be deactivated and replaced with a new one. However, this cannot be done until a patch in the OpenSSL is released. Fortunately, a patch was released by OpenSSL on Monday, the same day the bug was announced to be an issue. Once the individual servers update their OpenSSL versions they must revoke their certificate keys, according to, which explains that once each encryption code is revoked a new one must be put in place. However, they say that any data taken in the past is still vulnerable to decryption. “The issue is if they’ve actually been compromised,” Ritzenthaler said. “There’s two issues, both of them have to do with identity theft. Essentially it’s the same way you would protect yourself against identity theft.” To ultimately restore the users’ security, passwords must be changed. However, these changes should not be made unless users know that the Heartbleed problem was fixed with that particular website. According to MIT Technology Review, “if it had a problem and was fixed, you should change your password.” Pisa reccomends that students change their passwords, since the problem has been around since 2012 in a covert form. “There’s no way to track if someone has infiltrated you,” Pisa said. Ritzenthaler suggested that students refrain from doing private things on the Internet. “For things that require a password, try and do as little as possible and for things that have a fix, change your password,” Ritzenthaler said

NUCLEAR from COVER NRC. Nine Mile Point is also the second oldest running nuclear power plant in the U.S. According to Sheehan, due to unplanned shutdowns at Nine Mile Point’s Unit One in 2013, additional oversight and inspections by the NRC will be added. “We use inspection findings and performance indicators to guide us as far as what our level of oversight for each plant is going to be,” Sheehan said. “And so, in the case of Nine Mile Point, one of these performance indicators has to do with the number of unplanned shutdowns per 7,000 critical hours, in other words, 7,000 hours of online operation. So Nine Mile Point exceeded that in the third quarter of 2013.” Sheehan also said the neighboring Fitzpatrick Nuclear Generating Station had issues with unplanned power changes and problems with the station’s power condenser. According to Sheehan, additional oversight and inspection work by the NRC at the facilities are meant to help the energy companies understand these past incidents and for the NRC to assess what the companies are doing in response. Senior Resident Inspector of the NRC, Kenneth S. Kolaczyk, who oversees regulation at Nine Mile Point, said that there are many safety measures in place and the requirements by the NRC are regulated strictly to ensure safe nuclear power activity. “The NRC color-codes things at different levels, based on importance,” said Kolaczyk. “And mostly defined issues at Nine Mile are considered green, which is low level.” Kolaczyk said safety inspections in place by the NRC at Nine Mile Point include protective construction requirements, safe design and operation standards, drug and alcohol testing of plant staff and periodic oversight of the entire plant. Kolaczyk, referencing a prior incident in December 2013, said that the incidents posed no major threats. “In December a plant was shutting down, some of the circulation pumps that circulate water through the reactor tripped offline,” Kolaczyk said. “It’s not as scary as it sounds because

the plant is actually designed to have natural circulation, so that if you don’t have pumps, water will still circulate through convection.” Regarding these low-threat incidents, student residents feel the public needs to be more aware about the nuclear power activities in the area and the safety precautions residents should keep in the back of their minds. “It’s a little freaky that so many people aren’t very informed about what happens over there, it seems so detached from our lives,” Oswego State senior Danielle Limer-Nies said. “But I mean,

it’s a nuclear plant right on our coast.” Other residents feel that public officials should make nuclear safety a more popular topic and that the information provided should be periodically distributed through emails, pamphlets and possibly informative meetings. “I feel like we should know what to do,” said city resident Leanne Cole. “Maybe just in the beginning of the year, sending out like emails, notifying people that we are so close to it and like what happens if ‘this’ happens or maybe have meetings in the beginning of the year too, so that you’re aware. Just in case.”



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Misspellings, oddly-worded sentences also telltale signs of “phishy” email, according to CTS PHISHING from COVER

theft, a major problem for misled recipients who give any requested information. The recent scam was not a one-time occurrence. Phishing scams and similar fraud-related cases have been reported on campus in the past. CTS online security and Google Apps — which hosts Oswego State’s email accounts through Gmail — maintains a powerful security network which blocks out any spam, phishing scams and other fraudulent messages before they’re delivered to an email’s inbox. However, the network is constantly bombarded with a large volume of these messages and a few manage to break through now-and-then. If one receives a suspicious email, one should take several steps to check its authenticity. A message containing multiple spelling mistakes, grammar issues, typos and inaccurate information are all explicit red flags. However, scammers’ messages often seem authentic and convincing, containing little or none of these errors. These messages will typically include a link, which often reveal the message as phony. “If you put your cursor over the link, it will display a bogus web address,” Nicole Decker, assistant director for user support at CTS said. “Emails asking to provide a username and password usually include links to websites, and the links may look legitimate,” Decker said. “However the links will often lead to a bogus website.” Even if the scam seems foolproof, all phishing scams of this kind contain one dead giveaway.

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“CTS and any legitimate company is not going to ask for passwords and other important information,” Decker said. Decker advises students to remain on-guard if an email asks for information of any sort. “Anything asking for passwords, usernames or any personal information, be

highly suspicious. Then call the help desk to verify the email, so CTS can determine whether it is phishing scam,” Decker said. When a scam has been identified, students can then report the scam using Gmail’s report phishing tool. Google reviews any scam threat, and has the resources to shutdown the scam and track-down the source.

While the campus security network does a good job blocking out large volumes of scams, CTS offers several resources to students for staying up to date on any recent scams, in addition to instructing how to spot scams and how to protect important information online. In the rare event a scam breaks through the security network, these

resources are valuable tools. Students can keep up to date on any recent phishing scams through the CTS Facebook page. Pictures of the scam will be posted on the page’s timeline, so students know what to look out for. The mostrecent scam can be viewed on the page and is dated Feb. 20. Students can also receive valuable online-security instruction through the CTS On-Demand training page, located on the school’s website. Under LakerApps-Gmail on the on-demand page, students can watch a training video titled, “Detecting and Reporting Spam and Phishing with LakerApps Gmail.” The 21-minute long video includes examples of spam and phishing scams, including instruction on how to detect them. “It’s important for everybody to know how to detect these issues instead of relying solely on CTS,” senior Erick Towers said. “If students were more knowledgeable it would take pressure off CTS.” While these resources can teach students how to detect scams, students say remaining cautious with personal information online goes hand-in-hand with online security training. “Students should have the common knowledge not to just give out any personal information,” Towers said. “However they cannot be held fully accountable if they are not fully educated on how to detect fraudulent messages.” “It’s a matter that needs to be taught, because you can’t just assume that every student knows how to detect Internet fraud,” junior Joe Spataro said. “But most of the time I rely on the fact that if it’s to good to be true it probably is.”




Three Oswego County school districts only in state to lose funds $1.3 billion increase in state funding for public schools, includes funding for BOCES; 8.1 percent increase for Oswego School District Luke Parsnow Asst. News Editor Three school districts in Oswego County are the only schools in Central New York that will see decreases in state aid under New York’s budget this year. Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District will see a decrease of 3.6 percent in state aid, Mexico schools 2.3 percent and Hannibal School District will see the biggest decrease at 5.6 percent. These figures exclude construction aid to the three schools. “Hannibal has a lot of children spread throughout the three schools we have that deserve to receive an increase, not a decrease,” Hannibal resident and school parent Renee Dulin said. “When we lose that much in a decrease, then

other programs at our school will suffer or have to be cut out of the budget to make up for the decrease. I personally do not feel this is fair to the kids in our school system and should be revised.” There are some faculty and community residents wondering why these three school districts are seeing decreases when by contrast, Oswego School District will see a state aid hike of 8.1 percent. “Our school district takes a long-term focus when developing a solid financial plan,” Mexico School Board of Education member Dennis Brooks said. “One that has the ability to absorb losses in revenue, like state aid. For 2014-2015, we were anticipating a drop in aid due to our wealth-aid ratio increasing.” According to the New York State Department of Education, the Board of

Regents adopts a state aid proposal annually that includes funding recommendations to the governor and legislature reflecting its policy goals. In the last few years, the proposal has included a major reform of a “foundation formula,” which is based on the cost of educating students in successful schools. This has a lot to do with what is called the “gap elimination adjustment,” funds that are promised to state aid that is deducted to decrease the budget deficit. The proposal outlines “the financial assistance needed to provide an adequate basic education, so that all students attain proficiency on the state’s learning standards and to close the achievement gap for students with the greatest educational need and the least resources,” according to the state aid group.

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Oswego State falls in first SUNYAC match Score fails to tell whole story as men’s lacrosse drops home contest to The College at Brockport 8-3 on Friday Maximilian E. Principe Staff Writer The Oswego State men’s lacrosse team dropped its first SUNYAC match of the season to The College at Brockport on April 4, 8-3. Oswego State got on the board first, just minutes into the game after an unassisted Connor Khammar goal. The Golden Eagles evened the score with a goal from Steve Brissette and gained momentum. John Countryman gave Brockport the lead just 42 seconds later when he beat Oswego State’s goalie, freshman Wyatt Russo. It looked as though the Golden Eagles would take their 2-1 lead into the break, but Oswego State knotted the score at 2-2 after Connor Khammar beat Brockport’s net-minder Conor Nowak with just six seconds remaining in the quarter. Poor field conditions started to play a factor during the second quarter, creating a slow and muddy playing surface, which slowed down the game. However, the Golden Eagles were able to retake the lead 10 minutes before the half on Countryman’s second of three goals on the night. The second half began with Brockport ahead 3-2 and Oswego State came out strong. The Lakers managed to even the score at 3-3 at the 7:54 second mark of the third period on a high shot from Matt Palmer, with the lone assist going to Khammar. With the score even, the game was ripe for Oswego State’s taking, but the Lakers struggled to put the ball in the net despite finding several good looks. Oswego State managed to rattle off 10 shots after scoring its third goal, but could not tack on another goal.

Meanwhile, the Golden Eagles added five more goals, four of which came in the final quarter. Justin Cook recorded the quarter ’s first two goals before Countryman padded the Golden Eagles’ lead after adding his third and final goal of the game. Riley Austin tallied Brockport’s fourth goal of the period and eighth goal of the game, allowing the Golden Eagles to secure the win. Despite the loss, the Lakers had a slight statistical advantage over the Golden Eagles in offensive categories, registering more shots, groundballs and face-offs. However, Brockport held a strong defensive advantage, almost doubling the Lakers in clears and forcing more turnovers. This advantage in possession showed in the goal column at the end of the game. The Lakers were scheduled to have its second SUNYAC bout on April 9 against SUNY Cortland, but the game was canceled at the last minute, with official reports citing Oswego State’s sloppy field conditions as the reason behind the cancellation. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 10 and will be played in Cortland. Oswego State will look to keep up with conference teams with SUNYAC action underway. Cortland and SUNY Oneonta both hold a 2-0 record in league play and sit atop the conference standings. Cortland, the defending SUNYAC champion, has played to an 8-3 overall record this season, more often than not outscoring their opponents by large margins. In Cortland’s second division game against SUNY Plattsburgh, the Red Dragons survived a closely contested game, winning by just one goal against their

Maximilian E. Principe | The Oswegonian The Oswego State men’s lacrosse team evened its record after falling to conference rival Brockport as the season passes its midway point.

SUNYAC rival, giving testament to the skill level of the teams in the conference this season. Plattsburgh, SUNY Geneseo and Brockport are all 1-1 in the division, while SUNY Potsdam and Oswego are both 0-1 in conference play this season. Other than the Brockport game, the Lakers have not faced another SUNYAC team and with spurts of strong and decisive play so far this season, there is much to be anticipated from the Oswego State squad. The Lakers have shown an offensive prowess so far this season, tallying 77 goals on the year. Junior Nick Giampaolo leads the team with 14 goals and three assists for 17 total points. Freshman Brady Hoose, younger brother of junior captain Cody Hoose, has nine goals and 12 points in his first year at Oswego State and seems to have found his place on the starting attack line for the Lakers. Sophomore Troy Crevier has a 64 percent face-off win percentage this season with a demanding presence on the draw. While Oswego State has progressed this season, the team, like any other, has had to deal with its fair share of injuries. Starting long stick midfielders Brian Slattery and Mike Galka sustained seasonending injuries right at the start of play this year, leaving a weaker transition presence for the team. Underclassmen, including Luke Bender, have stepped up immensely thus far. Goaltender Wyatt Russo has also been a shining

example of this as well, as the freshman has stepped in on short notice for injured senior net-minder Bryan Martin. Russo holds a 4-3 record with a .602 save percentage and 80 saves so far this season. The Lakers will play four of their remaining seven games on the road, with the only home conference game set for April 23 against SUNY Potsdam. Oswego State has an up-hill challenge after suffering an early SUNYAC loss to the Golden Eagles. The Lakers’ next home game is April 14 against Elmira College, which comes two days before a home bout with SUNY Canton. Faceoffs for both games are set for 4 p.m. on the South Athletic Field, next to the Romney Field House. Most of the games during the second half of the season carry a higher win value, however, as five of the seven contests are SUNYAC matchups starting versus Cortland on Thursday. Winning conference games gives teams a better chance to climb the conference ladder as the postseason is starting to enter the picture. This year ’s SUNYAC tournament has been the team’s aspiration since the beginning of the season, especially after barely missing out on a bid for the playoffs last year. Oswego State will look to continue its quest toward the SUNYAC tournament when the squad takes the field in Plattsburgh on Saturday. The game is slated to begin at 1 p.m.

TOP PERFORMERS Goals: Khammar (2) Assists: Giampaolo, Khammar (1) Maximilian E. Principe | The Oswegonian Junior midfielder Kyle Wistner advances the ball during Oswego State’s contest with Clarkson University last Tuesday, which was an 11-9 loss.

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Trailing 6-4 heading to the ninth, junior John Rauseo tied the game with a two-run home run. After loading the bases, Oswego State freshman Eric Hamilton drove home the winning run, plating Mike McMullen to give the Lakers the victory. Lost in the drama of the close games of

the series, the Lakers also wreaked havoc on the base paths throughout, stealing nine bases against New Paltz. Oswego State may look to continue its success on the base paths this coming series, as the Red Dragons have allowed more stolen bases (62) than any other SUNYAC team. Senior Scott Buniak has been on fire lately, hitting .415 on the season, good for second in the league, as well as swiping 12 bases. Oneonta’s clear weakness all season long has been its pitching staff, which has sported a 7.14 team ERA thus far, giving the Red Dragons the worst mark in the conference. Oswego State, which is hitting .305 as a team, will look to capitalize on Oneonta’s poor pitching heading into the series. The biggest upcoming challenge for the Lakers will likely be slowing down the heart of Oneonta’s batting order. Matt Mastroianni (.370), Casey Kies (.361), and Christopher Orlando (.342) have done a ton of damage with the bat so far this season for the Red Dragons. Orlando, the Red Dragons’ shortstop, was recently named the SUNYAC Baseball Player of the Week after hitting .556 and driving in 14 runs last week. The Lakers pitching staff will look to cool down Orlando and the rest of the Red Dragons’ bats in order to continue to build on their 10-4 record. The two teams are scheduled to play at 3 p.m. on Friday before playing a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.






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Dan Lonky Staff Writer Starting this Friday, the Oswego State baseball team will travel to SUNY Oneonta for a three-game series against the Red Dragons. The Lakers will look to take advantage of this set with the Red Dragons, who are currently last in the SUNYAC standings after sporting an 8-14 overall record (3-1 in-conference) through their first 20 games. Oswego State, meanwhile, will look to continue its climb up the rankings, as their 12-5 (3-3 in-conference) record currently puts them behind just SUNY Cortland and The College at Brockport in the SUNYAC. The two teams are both coming off series wins against SUNYAC opponents. The Lakers took two of three from SUNY New Paltz and the Red Dragons did the same against SUNY Plattsburgh last weekend. The Lakers nearly came away with a sweep of the Hawks at Loren Campbell Memorial Field and would have done so if not for a four-run seventh inning for New Paltz in the second game of the April 5 doubleheader. The first game of the doubleheader, however, saw a terrific pitching performance from junior Brendyn Karinchak who tossed a complete-game shutout (nine innings) en route to a 4-0 victory. Karinchak’s performance led to him being named Oswego State Athlete of the

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A total of seven players on the men’s lacrosse team attended West Genesee High School in Syracuse.


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Junior men’s track and field captain Nick Montesano shaved 1:07 off his previous personal record in the 10,000-meter run at the Rochester Alumni Invitational this past weekend.


The baseball team has not played a home game this season, having gone 42 days without playing in front of a home crowd at Laker Baseball Field.


Junior Alexandra McKay has the softball team’s lone home run of the season, which came on March 14, Oswego State’s first game of the season.


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Men’s rugby braces for spring season amid changes Club team looks to incorporate youth, new leadership as new chapter begins for Wizards Zach Gewelb Sports Editor The Oswego State men’s club rugby team is returning to action this weekend in Philadelphia to begin a spring schedule full of tournaments, both in and out of New York. The Wizards will look to erase the sting of last season’s playoff loss after a successful regular season that saw the team clinch a home-field postseason game against Niagara College. “Last season we went 5-2 and made it to the playoffs but, unfortunately, we lost in the first round to Niagara [College],” senior outgoing captain Tyrell Moore said. “We lost by two points and it was a devastating loss because we knew we were the better team going in... We knew that we could exploit them, especially outside, but it was just an unfortunate loss. We didn’t have the intensity and physicality that game and that’s why we lost.” With last season in the rear-view mirror, Moore and the Wizards are excited for what the spring season has to offer, which, among other things includes breaking in new recruits. The team spent the winter looking for potential players and uses the spring season to bring the rookies’ rugby knowledge up to par. “Basically, we want to be able to tutor the rookies,” Moore said. “We also want to get the [veterans] who are going to be here next semester to play well and to learn different aspects of the game.” Another important aspect of the spring season is breaking in the new captains,

who were voted into leadership by their teammates after the fall season. The spring season offers the captains a chance to work on enhancing the traits that make a good leader, according to Moore. “We have a group of guys that can lead this team. They’re very vocal and very team-oriented and that’s what you need as a captain,” Moore said. “The most important characteristic of being a captain is to listen before you lead and lead by example so they’re working on that.” As an outgoing captain and a four-year veteran, Moore said the spring semester is an important time for the team. “When I first got here, it was a great learning experience,” Moore said of the spring season. “It’s a great way to build team camaraderie because we go to different tournaments, play different teams and see different places.” While the spring season has a lot to offer, Mother Nature has done her best to keep the Wizards off the field. The team has not been able to practice on its normal pitch due to poor field conditions. However, Moore said that has not slowed down the team. “We haven’t been able to practice on our fields yet, which I don’t like at all,” Moore said. “But we can teach anywhere. We can teach in the parking lot, anywhere. It’s all about the listening capabilities of some of the younger players. It doesn’t matter where we practice, it’s about how well we’re teaching and listening and that’s the most important aspect.” In terms of playing games, Oswego State has yet to see any action this spring, as its first scheduled tournament in Clarkson was

Photo provided by Reid Adler The Oswego State men’s club rugby team is set to embark on its spring season as it breaks in a new roster.

canceled last weekend because of poor field conditions. The tournament was rescheduled for April 19. Oswego State will be traveling to Philadelphia for a tournament this weekend, something Moore said the team is looking forward to. “We’re going to be playing top-notch teams,” Moore said. “We are going to be subbing in some new guys and mixing them in with some vets… I expect them to keep the games close and play physical.” Moore said he is not worried about the result of the game, as the spring semester is about incorporating the new pieces into a team with championship aspirations. “We are in the building phase of Oswego State rugby right now,” Moore said. “There are a lot of roles to be filled, but this team that we are building right now is a championship-caliber team.”

Oswego State students and alumni will get a chance to see the Wizards in action on April 26, when the team hosts its 25th annual Greased Weasel Tournament at the Hidden Fields on campus. “The Greased Weasel is our home tournament and it’s been going on for 25 years now,” Moore said. “The atmosphere is different than any other tournament that I’ve ever been to. You have alumni there and people who love Oswego rugby who come out to support the team.” While Moore said he is excited for the new era of Oswego State rugby, he said he has mixed feelings about the spring season, which will be his last as a member of the Wizards. “It’s not a good feeling to know that you’re leaving a team that you’ve been with for four years,” Moore said.


FRIDAY, April 11, 2014

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David Armelino | The Oswegonian With the poor field conditions of Laker Softball Field, members of the softball team have practiced indoors to stay sharp and prepare for upcoming games.

David Armelino Photo Director The Oswego State softball team continues to deal with untimely weather since coming back from its spring break trip in Clermont, Fla. The Lakers have played only four games – in two doubleheaders – since returning, both coming on the road. Two games were played at SUNY Oneonta on Saturday and at SUNY New Paltz

on Sunday. The team lost both games against the Red Dragons while spitting the two contests at the Hawks. The games, which were to be held at home on Tuesday against Wells College and Wednesday versus Utica College, were postponed due to weather and poor field conditions. Head coach Casey Price described the shortage of games as both frustrating and toilsome. “Just being stagnant has been tough,” Price said. “The kids have been fine.

We’ve been trained to work on things that we saw in Florida and some team dynamic things, but it’s been tough going back in.” Senior outfielder Sammie Schroeter calmed down during the four-game road stretch after a red-hot start, going a combined 2-for-11. However, Schroeter continues to hold the fourth best average on the team, batting .367 on the season. Meanwhile, senior second baseman Katie Bredin had a successful road trip.

Bredin went 7-for-15, which is good for a .466 average in the four games, bringing her average up to .289 on the season. The Lakers will have their hands full this weekend if weather holds up, playing six games inside three double headers. They will play these games in a neutral site that will serve as their home games as the field continues to recover from its poor conditions. The two games against The College at Brockport will be played at Hopkins Road Park in Liverpool at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, on Friday. On Saturday, the Lakers will travel to Baldwinsville to match up against SUNY Geneseo, with first pitch for game one scheduled for 12 p.m. and the second game slated to begin at 2 p.m. On Monday, Oswego State is scheduled to play SUNY Plattsburgh, with games beginning at both 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Price said it is disappointing to play scheduled home games at a neutral field, as the team loses the home-field advantage the fans who come out to support the team usually provide. However, Price said the team is just eager to get back on the field. “The kids just want to play,” Price said. “At this point it doesn’t really matter where it’s at.” The team has yet to play at Laker Softball Field this season and is not scheduled to do so until April 20, when they are scheduled to host a doubleheader against SUNY Potsdam. In addition to the six games scheduled this weekend, the Lakers are slated to play four more games before their games on April 20. Oswego State has doubleheaders against SUNY Fredonia and Buffalo State.

KRISTEN HARRIGAN Women’s Track & Field Junior, Buffalo, N.Y.

Harrigan recorded a new school record in the long jump, breaking a record which stood for 11 years. With a leap of 5.18 meters (16’11-3/4”), she beat the old record by one centimeter and finished fifth in her event. She also led off in the women’s 4x400 meter relay as they finished second and recorded an ECAC qualifying time of 4:02.17.

BRENDYN KARINCHAK Baseball Junior, Walden, N.Y.

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The Oswego State softball team has recently been practicing inside the Romney Field House. The Lakers have seen six straight home games postponed due to weather and will play six games over the next three days.

Karinchak had an impressive outing at SUNY New Paltz on Saturday afternoon. The junior led the Lakers to a win in the first game of the doubleheader split with the Hawks, throwing a shutout. In nine innings, he allowed nine hits, walked one and struck out five as the team won 4-0.

Lakers drop Bengals Tuesday following weekend loss to Cortland Women’s lacrosse posts rebound victory at home against Buffalo State three days after falling to Red Dragons Torrin Kearns Staff Writer The Lakers recently spilt a pair of SUNYAC games, losing 13-3 against SUNY Cortland on Saturday before defeating Buffalo State 6-5 on Tuesday. Lindsey Eggers and Emily Lange were clutch on Tuesday against Buffalo State, as they connected to score the winning goal with 1:19 left on the clock in the second half. Eggers found a streaking Lange off a free position to secure the win for the Lakers. Erannan Shattuck helped Oswego State stave off multiple rallies from the Bengals by scoring three goals, all of them in the second half. Shattuck leads the team in overall scoring with 29 points and is tied for the team lead in goals with Lange – both have 16. The game did not start out well for the Lakers. Buffalo State junior attacker Kendra Thomas kicked off the game’s scoring with a goal at the 24:56 mark of the first half. A little over a minute later, junior midfielder Meghan Farrell scored her 22nd goal of the season, with the assist Thomas picking up her 12th assist of the season. Senior midfielder Candace Tarana got the Lakers on the board with her third goal of the year at the 17:17 mark, with Lange tallying the assist. Senior midfielder Brittany Koelmel scored her fourth goal of the season with just over three minutes left in the first half to draw the Lakers even. Shattuck’s three goals, plus a goal from Buffalo State’s Alexis Wilensky gave the Lakers a 5-3 advantage. The Bengals fought back though, as Thomas capped a three-point game with a goal at 9:59 of the second half. Twenty-four seconds later, Buffalo State

attacker Sarah Lorusso scored on a free possession to tie the game, setting the stage for Lange’s game-winning goal. The dramatic win improved the Lakers record to 6-3, while Buffalo State fell to 7-4 on the season. On Saturday, second-ranked Cortland defeated Oswego State, 11-3, off the strength of an eight-goal second half. Red Dragon sophomore midfielder and co-captain Tara Monaghan paced the team in goals, scoring three, all of which came in the second half. Sophomore attacker Erica Geremia had more points than the entire Laker team, with five (1 G, 4 A). Geremia leads the Red Dragons in scoring with 24 goals while recording 48 points on the season. The Lakers kept themselves in the game during the first half against nationally-ranked Cortland. The Red Dragons, who are averaging over 17 goals per game, only managed to put three behind Laker’s senior goalkeeper Nikki Greco in the first half. “We played our game,” head coach Brandi Lusk said, referring to her team’s first half performance. “[Nikki Greco] had phenomenal saves and we were just playing smart.” Kristen Ohberg led off the scoring for the game at 27:08 with her 14th goal of the season for the Red Dragons. Senior midfielders Mackenzie Kjerstad and Brittany Koelmel scored for the Lakers to give them a 2-1 lead before Geremia scored to tie it. Oswego State sophomore and co-captain Esther Gabriel scored her 14th goal, which was unassisted, at the 4:24 mark to give the Lakers their last lead of the game at 3-2. The Red Dragons took control of the game, scoring the final nine goals of the contest. Lusk said the Lakers simply did not play their game in the second half. “We sent them to the line way too many times,” Lusk said. “We gave them too many

David Armelino | The Oswegonian Sophomore Jayme McCreary (right) attempts to turn the corner and blow past a Buffalo State defender during Oswego State’s 6-5 win over the visiting Bengals.

meter shots. You can’t send a team like that, the second team in the nation, to the line.” Marilyn Farrell started the second half barrage for Cortland. Farrell got free and made a cut across Greco’s net after the Lakers shifted the defense to the right side of the cage. She flagged down a pass from Ohberg and buried it past Greco. In the 10 minutes that followed, Cortland scored four goals, three of them coming from the stick of Monaghan, en route to the win. Cortland head coach Kathy Taylor said she was impressed by the Lakers’ performance in

the first half and admitted that her team was forced to make adjustments. “I got to give a lot of credit to Oswego,” Taylor said. “This is the best Oswego team I ever remember playing. They were winning draws and being really stingy. Their goalie played very well. So what we tried to do was make our offense a little bit bigger and more dynamic. Instead of dodging, we started looking for more assisting sets.” Cortland had the upper hand in almost every statistical category. The Red

Dragons collected 11 more ground balls (25-14), won more draws (9-6) and turned the ball over only 14 times compared to the Lakers’ 21. After the loss, Lusk said she was confident in her team’s ability to bounce back against Buffalo State. “If we play like we did today,” Lusk said. “We’ll do great.” The Lakers will continue SUNYAC play on the road at SUNY Potsdam on Tuesday and at eighth-ranked SUNY Geneseo Thursday.



Campus Recreation: handball jump starts for it,” Nollet said after the contest. “I could do it in high school, so I thought I would give it a try now.” In the 3-on-3 tournament, 23 teams registered in hopes of cutting down the net. Thirteen teams were in the competitive bracket and 10 teams took part in the recreational bracket. In the recreational bracket, Easy 1st Round held tough through the bracket, taking down Ball Is Life in the championship match. The team consisted of Dan Grossman, Ryan Haas and Justin Rodrigez.

In the competitive bracket, Lee Hall Legends proved they were basketball’s elite. After a first round bye, the Legends worked their way through the bracket to meet the Jellyfish in the championship game. After a tough battle, the Lee Hall Legends took the crown. The team consisted of Scott Seiter, Gerald Holmes, Alex Reyes and Jahmeer Rollin. For more information regarding all Campus Recreation news and events visit or call Lee Hall at (315) 312-3114.

Track and Field teams turn in solid performances in Rochester Invitational Michael Nakoski Contributing Writer Photo provided by Campus Recreation Oswego State students gather on the basketball court in Swetman Gymnaisum for the 3-0n-3 basketball tournament. Easy 1st Round won the championship.

Lauren Lasky Contributing Writer The open recreation floor hockey started this past weekend and will take place in Swetman Gymnasium on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested participants need to bring their Oswego State I.D. Equipment will be provided. The Delicious Nutritious Cooking Class will take place on April 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hewitt Union kitchen. The event will be directed by Sara Formoza, Registered Dietitian and is cosponsored by Campus Recreation and Auxiliary Services. Registration ends Tuesday, April 22. Don’t forget to sign up for the Color Oswego Fun Run and Walk! The online registration deadline is April 30 and is limited to the first 300 participants. Onsite registration takes place May 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and the event starts at 4:30 p.m. outside of Glimmerglass Fitness Center. There is a $3 fee, which can be paid for at the event. As for current intramural sports, the

men’s competitive team handball league provided an intense set of games in the Romney Field House on Sunday night. Phi Tau started off the night with a 9-2 victory over #SenecaBoyz. Joseph Patyi led the offense for Phi Tau with six goals, followed by Greg Finger, who added three. Team captain Niko De Laurentiis and Tyler Perez each scored a goal for #SenecaBoyz. Lee Hall Legends outlasted The Guild in a tough battle, earning a hard-fought 9-6 victory. Quinn Rasmus Joe Fabian scored four and two goals, respectively, for Lee Hall Legends. Gerald Holmes, Daen Riviere and Daniel Ross also contributed to the scoring. Matt Sheffer led The Guild with three goals, followed by Dave Russell with two and William Reese with one. In the next game, Scott Van Pelts defeated Whoskerdoos, 6-3. Scott Van Pelts’ offense was led by Ryan Thayer and Tyler Wilch, each scoring two goals. Josh Stuper and Andrew Malaney also added goals. For the Whooskerdoos, Matthew Brooks, Kevin Dennis and Dan Hogan each scored one goal. Rolltiders faced off against Chode Face

Killaz and grabbed with an 8-4 win. Captain Paul Hamish and Griffen Sheridan led the Rolltiders with three goals each. Jackson Haber and Josh Argus each scored two goals for Chode Face Killaz. In the final game of the night, The Ancient Hawaiians grinded out a 4-3 win over team Rockets. Mike Cocozza and Tanner Stewart of The Ancient Hawaiians scored two goals apiece. For the Rockets, Daniel Karleski scored two goals and Dylan Kohlman scored one. Meanwhile, Campus Recreation hosted the 2014 Hot Shot and Dunk Contest last Thursday in Swetman Gymnasium. The Hot Shot contest was the first event of its kind for Campus Recreation. Participants had one minute to score as many points as possible with access to only two basketballs. Among the fourteen participants that registered, senior Ryan Dadey took the crown. “I didn’t really prepare,” Dadey said. “I just came in and wished for the best.” In the slam dunk contest, three participants faced off for the T-shirt prize. Senior Bobby Nollet used his 360-degree dunk to take the championship. “I just came in, warmed up, and went

The Oswego State men’s and women’s track and field teams sped off to a great start this past weekend at the Rochester Alumni Invitational. The men’s team finished in a three-way tie for eighth place, out of 23 teams. Junior Matt McDorman put himself at the top of the SUNYAC standings in the javelin throw after recording a throw of 44.10 meters. Adam Crumb set a personal best in the long jump with a jump of 6.51 meters, which placed him second in the competition. On the distance side of the track, senior Damian Archie led the way for the Lakers in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 32:59:85. With this time, he qualified for the SUNAYCs. Also qualifying for the SUNYACs in the 10,000-meter run was junior captain Nick Montesano with a time of 33:09:58, which is also his personal best. In the sprints, Brandon Comden ran a time of 23.17 in the 200-meter dash, earning him a spot in the top 15, finishing in 12th place. In the 400-meter dash, Ethan Green ran a time of 53.51, finishing in 17th place in the contest. Alek Janiga finished in the top-10 for the 110-meter hurdles and also finished in the top-10 in the 400-meter hurdles. The relay teams for the men’s track and field team also ran exceptionally well,

as the men’s 4x400 meter relay team finished in first place out of 18 teams. Meanwhile, the Oswego State women’s track and field team also had a great day of performances, a week after having a tournament canceled in Ithaca. One of the big highlights of this invitational was setting new school records. In the long jump, junior Kristen Harrigan set a school record by finishing in 5th place with a jump of 5.18 meters. The previous record stood for 11 years, according to the Sports Information Department. Abigail Boyce also finished in the top 10 in the long jump with a jump of 4.90 meters. On the sprinting side, captain Marissa Pariseau also set a new school record when she finished in second place out of 46 runners in the 400-meter run, finishing with a time of 58.51. In the 800-meter run, senior captain Katie Bott placed second after posting a time of 2:15:94. In the 1500-meter run, sophomore Katie Laris finished in 16th place with a time of 4:59:69. Junior distance runner Brittany Lamie ran the 10,000-meter race and placed sixth with a time of 43:52:95. The women’s 4x400 meter relay also had a great race, finishing in second place out of 16 teams. Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams will head back up to Rochester this weekend, as they are set to compete in the Nazareth Roc City Challenge on Saturday.

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“I didn’t really have a day off since my classes were during the evening, so I did work.” Devon Hu grad student, graphic design major

“Schoolwork.” Hamza Khan senior, software engineering major

“I used the day to get some work done and catch up.” Tristan Brown junior, graphic design major


KEEP OUR COMMUNITY CLEAN This is a sentence that, in Oswego, must come with a fair deal of hedging. But, winter, might (maybe, perhaps) finally be over. Given students may soon finally have the chance to get outside, it’s time for our friendly, slightly buzzkill, reminder to students to be conscious of their surroundings when spending time outdoors. Most students, and members of the community, remember the incident at Flat Rocks following Harborfest. It was an embarrassment to our school and an insult to the com-

munity we adopt as home for two-thirds of the year. Let’s not let an incident like that happen again. Littering is illegal, bad for the environment and a sure way to anger your neighbors. Yet this doesn’t seem to hinder many Oswego State students. If the beaches aren’t covered in ice, then odds are they are covered in beer cans and food wrappers. This campus is our home and we are coming up on the few months of the year we get to enjoy it in bearable weather. It’s hard

to enjoy, however, when sidestepping the trash left behind by less thoughtful students. This spring, let’s be mindful of the way we treat our surroundings and avoid any more incidents like Harborfest. Trash cans are not hard to find; garbage is not hard to carry. Students can also be proactive and pick up trash when they see it. Much as we’d like to think it’s avoidable, there will always be students who leave it behind. If you see it, take care of it.

on it. In fact, when I applied to Oswego State, I was a marketing major – which is not closely related to design and technology at all. When I was a senior in high school, I decided to get into graphic design. On a whim, I decided to take a three-period a day class that was solely focused on graphic design and other skills, because it looked interesting and I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do otherwise. That class changed not only my major, but my perspective and appreciation on design; how it is constantly around us, whether we realize it or not. Whether it be for creative purposes or the design of the objects we use everyday. As technology continues developing and changing, so does design, and we as people have to adapt with it. This past week I was introduced to something that could potentially change my education choices once again. A presentation was given to my web design class on a graduate program here at Oswego State, the Human Computer Interaction program. Human Computer Interaction, or HCI, is the study, planning and design of the interactions between people and computers. This type of education would not have been considered 10 or 20 years ago. From what I’ve been able to see, this field and others like it will only continue to grow.

The presenter discussed technologies such as projection laser keyboards and cell phone screens, and said that desktop computers may eventually be out-dated. Immersive video game and simulation experiences put the game into your living room in a three-dimensional environment. Using technologies similar to the Kinetic (for Xbox) for medical procedures to allow surgeons access medical files without leaving their patient. There are even robots doing recreational activities. These types of technologies are in development and are possibilities for our future. Before listening to this presentation, I was planning to go right into the work world directly after my undergraduate degree. However, this type of program makes me reconsider my decision. Working with design and focusing on the interactions between people and computers is a step further into what I’m studying now. For now, I’m still considering my options, but who knows? Faced with the future and how fast-paced technology is constantly moving, the limit seems almost endless. The question of how advanced technology will grow within my lifetime is one of the unknowns in my future that I, for one, am looking forward to seeing.

I’m irritated. Don’t get me wrong: there is nothing bad about taking the future into consideration. But there’s a difference between putting productive thought into one’s future plans and whining about how you’ve been bamboozled because you aren’t able to get the kind of job you feel you were entitled to just because you Devon Nitz | The Oswegonian went to college. Here’s a reminder to everyone out there Tom Kline who may (but shouldn’t) need it: the world Staff Writer is not fair. There’s nothing you can say or do to deny or change that. Whether you like it or not, you won’t always get to have things Currently, my senior friends are freaking your way. Ideally, you should’ve learned this out about cap and gown costs, graduation loin preschool, but perhaps now you can admit gistics and their post-grad plans. Talk of loans you really did learn something in college, and senioritis and nihilistic apathy fill the air can’t you? and comments about how college was nothI’m willing to bet the majority of people ing but a waste, the job market is terrible and who whine and complain about how terrible the world isn’t fair are quite prevalent. post-grad life will be all have one vital thing I hate it. in common. I despise cynicism. It wastes time, it’s not They have nothing to be passionate about. productive and it generally brings everyone It may not seem like it, but of all the things down. While I totally understand the reasons to learn about in one’s college years, passion why things like the job market and paying is the most important, hands down. It’s a bit off debt are important to consider, I generof cliched to say, but having something you’re ally find a vast majority of graduating seniors passionate about is what differentiates living just moaning and groaning and making the from merely existing. world a more miserable place for everyone What does it mean to be passionate? It around them. means finding something in life to get excited I’ve seen this behavior every year for the about, something that energizes and arouses last four years running and quite frankly, and engages you. It means being excited

about being alive. Passionate interests keep a person’s life in perspective. They give a person a reason to get up in the morning, regardless of how depressed or exhausted they may be. And even if they’re not at the center of one’s life, they allow for a sense of inner peace even in the worst of times. Passion is magnetic and contagious. It represents a level of vitality that so many of us lack. Unfortunately, as a society, we have a bit of a double standard when it comes to being incredibly passionate about something. We’re taught not to pursue things like the arts, because there’s supposedly no money in it, and yet we actively praise those who are passionate and driven enough to pursue their interests. We both honor passionate people and shun their lifestyles. They’re brave for sticking their necks out and living on their own terms, which is precisely why we ridicule them. It’s a tragedy that, even in an age where we use social networks designed by college dropouts who end up having countless books and movies made about their lives, so many people are still afraid of pursuing their passions. Too often we find the science or math major, whose parents decided their majors for them with the goal of making them desirable job candidates, and are thus unsatisfied with a major they hate. To these people I offer a challenge: don’t give in. Find something that you really care about and pursue it to the end. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t lose faith. Because the worst tragedy in life isn’t hitting rock bottom: it’s hitting rock bottom and staying there.

IN THE OFFICE Technology growth pushes passion

Devon Nitz Creative Director As a graphic design major, keeping up with technology is essential. Falling behind on the latest trends of anything relating to your livelihood is never a positive thing. Technology is constantly moving forward, with no intention of stopping. Growing up, there were never smart phones or iPads. But today I heard that third graders have iPhones - and it boggles my mind. When I was a kid, I could never have imagined relying so heavily on technology, let alone having my major and career depend

“I had a presentation on studying abroad and stayed for a few presentations about studying abroad.” Alicia Daddario junior, broadcasting and mass communications major



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Quest for new knowledge amazing. Admittedly, I paid a lot closer attention to the presentations, since I presented this year. One constant thing kept striking me as I watched the presentations by my fellow peers was, “I would never have saw this if it wasn’t for Quest day.” Even though this is a simple thought, it’s so true. A friend of mine turned a paper about “Space Jam”— yes, the Michael Jordan and Looney Toon classic—into an amazing presentation and another shared her short film about the strength of the women in her family.

Tips to keep you going as another strenuous semester wraps up Kimberlyn Bailey Staff Writer Semesters are like marathons, and we’re in the middle of the worst of it. We’ve run off the adrenaline we had at the start, but we’re not far enough to catch sight of the finish line that will help us push through. There are a few thoughts to keep in mind, however, which will help you stay focused without frying your neurons or flunking your classes. Try to remember that this is your least busy week of the rest of your semester. You probably think this week is already busy enough, but at some level, you all know it’s only going to get a lot worse before you turn in that last exam. There is a fixed amount of work that you have left to do, but a shrinking block of time in which to do it. The only thing you can control is how you use that block of time. Giving yourself this visual reminder can

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help you use the most recent shavings off that block wisely. In Oswego, the end of the dreary winter feels like the end of an era, but despite the new season, the old semester is still with us. It only makes it that much harder to keep focused. But you can combine both your studies and the outdoors by bringing your books outside. Just make sure your chosen spot isn’t

These last few weeks can be what determine whether handing in that last exam feels like crossing a finish line, rather than an opportunity to slump into bed.” too busy with people, wildlife or Lake Ontario wind that could distract you or scatter your notes. If the temptation to start enjoying all your summer plans still persists, allot yourself short breaks in which to plan what you’ll do after the semester ends. You may have noticed – and studies have confirmed – that much of the enjoyment people get out of something is anticipating it. Use this to your advantage by waking up your brain with these short study breaks. Most importantly, you need to know what your academic goals are, and find sources of motivation necessary to make the end of the semester a successful step toward those goals.

Fear and adrenaline are powerful motivators. Make them work for you. Review your transcripts and CV, and compare them to people who are doing the thing you aspire to do. Follow their blogs, learn about what filters they needed to pass through. Are you awesome enough to get there too? Can you really afford a C in Calculus this semester? If not, there is still time to turn things around. These last few weeks can be what determine whether handing in that last exam feels like crossing a finish line, rather than an opportunity to slump into bed. Summer vacation is far sweeter when it feels well deserved. Keeping the sweetness of that post-semester feeling in mind can help make the rushed flow of these next few weeks make sense in your head. Fear and picturing the feeling of success are two powerful sources of focus, but for many of us, there’s a third key source: eliminating distractions. If you’re hooked on social media, try installing Self Control for Macs or Freedom for PC’s – programs that will block any website you choose for a chosen length of time. Make sure to do a force refresh to block out content from other sites on your blocked sites by holding shift and then clicking the refresh button. You could also try to make 24-hour spreadsheets and mark down when you’re productive and when you’re not. Seeing all those waited hours on your timetable can really help you realize how much underutilized time you’ve got. We’ve only got four weeks of class and finals to go. Now is the time to picture the finish line in your mind and run toward your goals.

Letterman era on “Late Show” to end Gabrielle Prusak Staff Writer It was announced last week that legendary late night television host David Letterman will be retiring by 2015. Letterman has been on late night for 31 years and has been known to be one of the best hosts in history. When Letterman announced his retirement during a taping of his show last week, his bandleader, Paul Shaffer jokingly said, “Do I have a minute to call my accountant?” The two have been together since the beginning of Letterman’s career. “I just want to reiterate my thanks for the support from the network, all of the

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people who have worked here, all of the people in the theater, all the people on the staff, everybody at home, thank you very much,” Letterman said. Letterman was supposed to host “The Tonight Show” on NBC after Johnny Carson retired, but the network decided to go with Jay Leno. Letterman was given the opportunity to have his own late night show on CBS and has been in

Even though there have been some negative rumors about him in the past, he will be remembered as one of the greatest talk show hosts all time.” competition with Leno up until Leno retired this year. Letterman brought a new light to late night hosting and revamped the way it works. His questions and his segments, like “Top Ten,” will always be remembered. The news that Letterman is retiring is heartbreaking to his audience because so many have grown up watching him. They have watched him grow and become one of the most beloved late night hosts.

Even though there have been some negative rumors about him in the past, he will be remembered as one of the greatest talk show hosts of all time. On “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last week, Fallon paid homage to Letterman by performing a “Top Ten” of his own. He did the top ten reasons why Letterman was retiring. Even though it poked fun at him, it was a great tribute to Letterman. It is the end of an era. Letterman and Leno have passed down the torch to the younger generation. It was announced on Thursday that Stephen Colbert, current host of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central, will be the new host of the late night show. But the “Late Show with David Letterman” will always be just that – no one will ever be able to truly replace Letterman and all that he has accomplished in his career.

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Preservation of natural rights, constitution explored

Luke Parsnow Asst. News Editor The last few months have been a big year for remembering the Civil Rights Movement. After all, 50 years ago last August, Martin Luther King Jr. made his historic “I have a dream” speech, a new amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution in February ending the poll tax and Thursday, President Obama honored the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act into law. Obama paid tribute to the law that changed 300 years of American history, ended segregation in the United States forever and completely transformed the political demographics of the U.S. that had been set in place since the country’s inception. On this historic landmark, I’m reminded

that there was a lot of talk not that long ago about abolishing the law because it had become obsolete and further pushed punishment on Southern states that was longer valid. Yes, things are a little different now. Racial tensions are nothing like they were in 1964, even in the South, but discrimination is far from being eliminated in American society today. The more I think about it, the more I believe how silly a motion like that would be. Things are definitely not like they were once before, but that’s never a good enough reason to abolish such a law. Millions of Ameri-

The founding fathers knew that rights were important to people and wanted them on paper and not assumed.” cans count on many laws, including the Civil Rights Act, so that the government can forever ensure their safety to exercise their naturalborn rights. The same can be said for many such laws. How about the U.S. Constitution itself? What if we just got up one day and said, “You know, this has been around for over 200 years, it’s outdated, everyone knows how to follow the rules, let’s just get rid of it?” How well would that go over? Do you

think you would still be entitled to the Bill of Rights? Would you count on the government to protect you and your right to speak freely, bear arms and receive a speedy trial solely on its good intentions? To know the answer to that, you only have to look back a few years. In the height of the Great Depression, New Deal legislation created the Glass-Steagall Act, a law that forbade banks from engaging their funds for commercial purposes, in essence, from gambling with money they received from depositors. For 60 years, the law held tact, until in 1996 when the Clinton administration deemed the law was no longer appropriate. Just 12 short years later, the government had to bail out the banking system to prevent a financial collapse that could’ve been worse than the Great Depression. There is a lot of speculation that the Glass-Steagall Act’s repeal was largely responsible for the banking crisis in 2008. There are a thousand variables of course, but it’s something I think about. The founding fathers of this country knew that rights were important to people and wanted them on paper and not assumed. This is why a majority of the original states refused to ratify the Constitution unless a Bill of Rights was added. Things like this are just like a contract. If it isn’t on paper, it doesn’t mean anything, no matter how obvious or obsolete it might be. And we all know that rights like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are important. We wouldn’t be celebrating its passing if it wasn’t.


Alain Pierre-Lys Opinion Editor As a senior (with one more semester) my perception of certain events and quirks of our campus has changed. Eating alone isn’t as scary as it used to be, going out isn’t as important and taking an 8 a.m. class is not a good idea. Quest day is definitely one of those things that has changed for me. As a day committed to academia and the work of students and staff, it’s an interesting opportunity to share what you worked so hard on. When I was a freshman, Quest day was just another day for me. The idea of going to the building I worked in and took classes in on a day off just didn’t make any sense to me. My roommate and I both woke up late, sauntered over to our friend’s room and basically treated it like a Saturday. There’s nothing wrong with using a day off as a recharge day from your busy schedule, but let’s remember, I was a freshman. The worst thing about this is I’m not alone. It’s more than common knowledge that Quest day is really “Questmas” to us in Oswego and “Questmas Eve” is a night to celebrate, and there’s nothing wrong with that. There isn’t really a good chance I’ll be convinced out of going out when I get a day off, but getting me to come to school is a little tougher. Like I said, this is a pretty conventional thought for the student populous, but it’s kind of a shame. This past Quest day, there were presentations on every subject possible. It’s truly

Normally papers are written, graded and then they collect dust. This moment is what Quest is all about. As students, we do work all semester long and Quest allows you to get some face time for that hard work.” Normally papers are written, graded and then they collect dust. This moment is what Quest is all about. As students we do work all semester long, and Quest allows you to get some face time for that hard work. Another great aspect of Quest is the presentation of capstones. It’s sad to think about all the people who put so much work into their capstones and no one hears about it. It’s really the little things like these that make Quest great. While I understand that not everyone is going to come out for a symposium dedicated to students, faculty and staff, I can’t help but stress how special the chance really is. We have some talented people on this campus and thankfully an administration that understands that they deserve their dues. Quest day isn’t a day to waste. Think about this: if it wasn’t for Quest, I wouldn’t have read about a zombie grandma or be able to understand the ins and outs of shield laws in journalism.

School grabs for every last penny

Olga Reyes Copy Editor Ninety-one dollars. That’s what it costs me to walk at my graduation ceremony in May. Ninety-one dollars for a cap, gown and cord. But it must have been a good deal because I got a “free” T-shirt with my order, right? After (almost) four years of rigorous course work and dean’s list achievements, I am finally ready to say goodbye to college and move on with my life. I am ready to walk with my fellow classmates across that stage and accept that well-earned diploma in front of friends and family. But those four years all come down to 10 seconds of fame, as my name is called and I make my way across the stage wearing a $91 designer cap and gown. And you certainly can’t walk across that stage without that designer gown. But there isn’t one set fee for everyone. You’re graduating with honors? That’s an extra $30. You’re taller than the average human being? That’s an extra fee. You’re shorter than the average human being? That’s also an extra fee. You’re the average human being? That’s standard price, but you may want to purchase a fancy cord, so that’s extra. Some of my friends purchased their designer cap and gown for a mere $81, some of them purchased theirs for $130. This material, so gentle and flattering, is the mandatory attire needed to walk across the

stage on May 17. This gown, also seen on the runway during Fashion Week in Paris, is surely worth the money. Students who have worked so hard to graduate with honors look forward to set themselves apart from a sea of black silk and wear a pure gold cord around their neck. But you need to pay for that cord. Yes, you stayed up countless days to hand in that assignment to keep your GPA up. Yes, you passed on spending time with friends on a Friday night so your work is immaculate for your honors courses. And you deserve to be recognized. For $30 extra, you can. We’re constantly being sent emails to donate money to the school after we graduate, because four years at Oswego State doesn’t cost enough money to begin with. These donation tables are strategically placed in the same room where you purchase your designer cap and gown. Once you’re done spending that $91, you can also donate money to the school. Perhaps while you pay off your loans, you can also send that donation check. Ultimately, we all work hard toward the same goal: get the diploma. We earn it, we pay for it, we deserve it. We deserve to walk across the stage and be handed a blank sheet of paper that doubles for a diploma. We deserve to sit through two hours of speeches and promises about how we will succeed in the future. But all of this comes down to buying the attire to attend the ceremony. Because without the attire, there is no ceremony. So while we all sit in the Campus Center Ice Arena and we listen to speeches, line up to walk across the stage, flash smiles and wave to our parents, we should forget that the school managed to squeeze the last pennies it can ever gain from us before we leave to cover our high-end designer silk cap and gowns. Except the tag says “Sizes 5’4-5’6.” Is that a new designer?



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Events Calendar Friday, April 11 through Friday, April 18

Art Exhibit: Generations iv Date: Friday, April 11 Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Tyler Art Gallery, Tyler Hall Art exhibition: Traditional Illustration Date: Friday, April 11 Time: 12 - 5 p.m. Location: Oswego State Downtown, 186 W. First St. PERFORMANCE: BASH THE TRASH Date: Saturday, April 12 Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m. Location: Ballroom, Hewitt Union Spring fling Date: Sunday, April 13 Time: 12 - 3 p.m. Admission: Two toiletry items for charity donation Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall Planetarium Show Date: Sunday, April 13 Time: 7- 8 p.m. Location: Shineman Center, second floor PENFIELD LIBRARY BOOK SALE Date: Monday, April 14 Time: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Location: Basement, Penfield Library International COffee HOur Date: Monday, April 14 Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m. Location: Room 255, Campus Center TALK: ARTIST EDWARD MAYER Date: Tuesday, April 15 Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Auditorium, Campus Center Cover image provided by

Army’s Jazz Ambassadors captivate crowd Dan Gross Staff Writer On April 3, Oswego State was treated to the U.S. Army’s Jazz Ambassadors from the U.S. Army Field Band. In this current tour, from March 11 to April 16, the Ambassadors are attending SUNY schools, theaters and high schools. This concert was very kind to the students of the music department. Earlier in the day, four members from the band, Sgt. 1st Class Bradford Danho, tenor saxophone, Sgt. 1st Class Liesl Whitaker, trumpet, Staff Sgt. Sean Casey, bass trombone and Master Sgt. Tim Young, piano, attended the school’s Jazz Ensemble rehearsal and practiced with their respective sections. Music majors Alison Cramer, trombone, and Corey King, trumpet, as well as accounting major and economics minor Derek Holden, saxophone, were given the opportunity to play with the Ambassadors on a piece called “Lilly’s Song,” which was arranged by Staff Sgt. Paul White for his daughter. The fourth student, Cheryl Goewey, had a deeper connection to the Ambassadors. Goewey joined the Army in September 2007 and served for the Army playing flute in Fort Drum 10th Mountain, as well the South Korea 8th. Goewey said she loves the Ambassadors and the various Army bands because it “shows that soldiers are people

too, and it’s a great morale booster for the other soldiers.” Goewey was also reunited with Colonel Timothy J. Holtan, the commander of the Ambassadors. Holtan served as Goewey’s first commander in the Army. The Jazz Ambassadors’ concerts feature a wide range of jazz sub-genres. This particular program was Holtan’s favorite because it featured the most soloists. The concert began with the band playing an up-tune (a fast piece) to introduce their commander. Shortly following that, featured vocalist Master Sgt. Marva Lewis came on stage to sing “The Star Spangled Banner.” The first piece was entitled “Flight of the Foo Birds,” a piece written by Neal Hefti for Count Basie and his orchestra. A swinging up-tune, the piece began with a piano solo by Master Sgt. Young, and moved into full ensemble. It also featured Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Fox and Master Sgt. Andrew Layton on alto saxophone, as well as a solo for Master Sgt. Michael Johnston. Following this number, Holtan gave a brief introduction, as well as prepared statement dedicating the concert to the victims and the families of the recent shooting at Fort Hood. The next two pieces were fast big band blues charts. The first was a Duke Ellington alto sax feature for Layton, “Jeep’s Blues,” which rose to fame after a performance at the famed 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. The second was a bluesy chart called

Photo provided by Four students from Oswego State had the opportunity to perform with the U.S. Army’s Jazz ambassadors from the U.S. Army Field Band.

“The Study Was Done,” by Carl Murph. Both pieces featured very exciting playing and tight blues harmonies. Lewis would then take the stage for three songs. The first was a pleasant big band version of “Hello, Dolly!” a song that rose to fame after Louis Armstrong’s Grammy-nominated 1965 version. Lewis showed strong jazz vocal technique, giving the song a slight bebop feel. She then played “Feelin’ Good,” originally by Nina Simone, and, to wrap up the vocal pieces was a big band arrangement of Marvin Gaye’s Motown hit, “How Sweet It Is.” The arrangement was a combination of jazz, pop, and rock Motown. The song really took off after a screaming, shredding solo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Epley on guitar. During the break, Holtan made some announcements regarding their tour, their Facebook page and gave thanks to their sponsors. He also recognized other soldiers that were formerly under his command, including Goewey. The next piece was a feature

for the trombone section, an arrangement, “Sunny Side of the Street.” The section switched smoothly and effortlessly between playing in unison and in harmony and featured trombone solos from Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Adams and Staff Sgt. Luke Brimhall. Then, the student performers joined together for “Lilly’s Song,” accompanied by a drumroll by Sgt. 1st Class Todd Harrison. It was a smooth, grooving Latin piece that featured a baritone saxophone solo by Staff Sgt. Dustin Mollick. In a fun treat for the audience, the majority of the band took a break when the Jazz Ambassadors became a Dixieland group called the “Erie Canal Ramblers,” which saw a rhythm section and a trombone, trumpet, and clarinet took the stage. The piece C was a fun stylistic shift as the audi-d ence got to experience soloing in a R pre-bebop style. A When the rest of the band rer turned, they played what Holtan said was his favorite part of the show—a jazz medley of all the Armed Forces’ songs, during which veterans and soldiers stood and saluted. The Ambassadors ended the concert with Lewis again taking the stage to sing “Proud To Be An American.”

Weekly EP Revue: Scavenger Hunt’s alternative pop melodies Riley Ackley Staff Writer

In 2011, Dan Mufson, a Philadelphia composer and producer, moved out to Los Angeles to further pursue a career in music. Later that year, Mufson met singer Jill Lamoureux. Together, the pair formed a four-piece band known as Scavenger Hunt. With a name chosen based on the concept that life is a scavenger hunt, the band began delving into synth-pop sounds and swirling beats. The band will have a national tour with Capital Cities

on the heels of its debut, title-less EP released this week. Like many synth-pop/alternative groups before them, Scavenger Hunt’s debut work hopes to make a turn in the music industry to a new era of ethereal voices and fabricated beats. With its debut EP, the group does just this. With a sound similar to that of HAIM, Ms Mr and London Grammar, Scavenger Hunt will be able to offer everything fans of the subgenre love. However, unlike these groups, this still-smalltime band may have trouble becoming a breakout success. “Lost,” the album’s lead track, is a somewhat appealing, sometimes unappealing track filled

with various vocal inflections and falsettos. It’s repetitive, unoriginal and as it rides a border between upbeat, fast-paced pop music and slower ballads, “Lost” may leave some more confused than it does satisfied. “Bones” is the EP’s best track. With harsh beats slamming behind Lamoureux’s gloomy voice, this track is quite beautiful. “Bones” is softer than the other tracks on the EP and provides a more simplistic and basic sound that Scavenger Hunt seems to manage much better than some of the more complex, messy tracks like “Lost.” “Dreamers,” is one of four original tracks that will fill

synth-pop fans with satisfaction. Like Betty Who’s “Somebody Loves You” mixed in with HAIM’s “Let Me Go” this song is a dreamy ‘90s concoction. It’s danceable and fun, yet endearing and sweet. Finally, there is “California Waiting.” On this track, London Grammar is definitely a go-to comparison. Showcasing Lamoureux’s graceful vocals, “California Waiting” is a fascinating mixture of spacey instrumentals and lucid singing. Ultimately, Scavenger Hunt’s debut does not add anything new to the subgenre. That being said, fans of synth-pop should appreciate some of the tracks to

Photo provided by Scavenger Hunt’s new EP is perfectly accessible to new fans of the genre.

a certain degree. But this is not the groundbreaking crossover type of music that will appeal to a large range of audiences, and so success may not be achieved on a large scale.

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Chuck Inglish’s laidback summer jams ‘The Voice’ frontrunners

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, k a m , Photo provided by e Chuck Inglish’s debut album “Convertibles” is a hedonistic, playful collection of songs that are perfect to listen to with the top -down. Featuring Chance The Rapper, Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, and Action Bronson, ‘Convertible’ is a must-listen for summer 2014. a Ronel Puello airy bass lines reminiscent of indie Asst. A&E Editor R&B sensation, The Internet. Jazzy, Pharcyde-esque live instrumend a For the casual hip-hop fan, the laborating performers like Chro- tation is the treat of the album’s ’name Chuck Inglish may not imme- meo, Action Bronson and Chance closer, “Glam,” featuring Chance -diately ring a bell. the Rapper. They each get their mo- the Rapper. Inglish’s roots as an under- Even if you’re a real aficionado ment to shine on the album. One of sof the genre, the work of the Chica- the more surprising tidbits about ground rapper come through the dgo-based rapper might have passed “Convertibles” is that guitarist Mike most on the back of boom-bap beats under your radar. Inglish is one half Einziger of Incubus co-produced the on “Attitude,” “Money Clip” and of the underground hip-hop duo, album with Inglish. This revelation “Game Time,” featuring Action The Cool Kids, and while they have initially makes no real sense as the Bronson on a beat that seemed alseveral perfectly good EPs and mix- album has more in common musi- most tailor-made for him. The only tapes to their name, they weren’t ex- cally with Pharrell, N.E.R.D., and song on “Convertibles” that isn’t actly at the top of the charts. Inglish Dam Funk than it does with any- working is “Mas o Menos.” Even though “Convertibles” isn’t trying was known for throwing his name thing Incubus ever did. This becomes irrelevant as you to be hard-hitting or socially-conon a few features, but had nothing learn that the album is more about scious hip-hop, it’s a bit difficult to substantial in terms of a solo effort. Inglish has now broken out on blurring the lines between genres take the song seriously. It’s passable his own and is determined to rise out and breaking down expectations as a booming party song but only of the middling levels of notoriety of of what a hip-hop album should because the party would drown out the lyrics. the mixtape game and has made a sound like. The album’s gems lie on The opener, “Elevators” featursingular statement for himself with the aforementioned ing Buddy and Polyester the Saint is “Dream,” his debut album, “Convertibles.” “Swervin,” and “Came Thru/Easa light, funky track that evokes the “Convertibles” is incredibly mplayful and its lush production dis- G-funk era of hip-hop along with ily,” featuring West Coast upstart plays a laid-back swagger that will “Swervin,” with Sir Michael Rocks Ab-Soul and Pittsburgh’s comeback be perfect in the upcoming sum- of the Cool Kids making an appear- kid Mac Miller. “Convertibles” is mer months. Inglish made sure the ance. The equally-as-groovy Chro- Inglish showing off musically and sounds of the album came first and meo-helmed “Legs” is the perfect he does so in fantastic fashion. It’s made sure to defer to his many col- mix of neo-funk and hip-hop that entirely frivolous, hedonistic and filled to the brim with a kind of earlaborators on the album, but is never would turn a party out. “Prism” features newcomer Jade nest bravado that hip-hop has been outshined by outside talent. The album is packed with col- Hurtado crooning over smooth, missing lately.

Riley Ackley Staff Writer

Currently in its sixth season, NBC’s The Voice is one of the most watched shows in the U.S. With many different rules, stages and genres represented, this season has been one of the most confusing, surprising and best seasons in its history. The Voice, which is currently in the new playoffs stage of performances, is down to 18 contestants. From Team Blake Shelton, three artists have already been picked to represent their coach in the live rounds. In the following two episodes, the other coaches will each pick their top three as well. Team Blake The two front-runners are Sisaundra Lewis and Jake Worthington. Both have been selected, along with Audra Mclaughlin, to go to the live rounds to represent the country superstar. With Sisaundra Lewis, Shelton’s team may be the strongest. Her vocal range is nearly unparalleled. After her second battle, where she sang James Brown’s “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World,” Lewis showcased an amazing ability to perform long vocal runs. She also will be strong going forward as she will have the support of Celine Dion, who Lewis acted as vocal director for previously. Then there is Worthington. An aspiring young country singer himself, Worthington is a front-runner largely because of his laidback personality. In season five, Worthington had tried out for the show but did not turn chairs. Now that he is back he seems to be an early favorite. Team Shakira The two contestants that will make the live rounds are Dani Moz and Patrick Thomas. Moz is a favorite because of her powerful voice and stage presence. After beating out early favorite Clarissa Serna in the Battle Rounds Pt. II, Moz has proven herself a strong contender. On the opposite side of the spectrum is Thomas with his gritty, downto-earth vocal prowess. From the beginning, Thomas picked up niche fans on social media. Thomas is so well-liked that after being knocked out in the first battle rounds, Shakira stole him from Adam Levine.

singers like Jake Barker to powerhouse pop vocalists like Christina Grimmie, Levine has ensured himself a strong standing moving onto the live rounds. And, while nothing is locked yet, the two are surely front-runners. Barker, a newbie in the music industry, is somewhat of a dark horse candidate for a frontrunner. In his audition, Barker was hardly noticeable. But during the battle rounds when he faced off against Stevie Jo singing Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love,” he came into his own. Grimmie however, is far from new to the industry. An early favorite and most likely the future winner of season six, Grimmie entered the show with the largest fan base of any previous contestant. With over 2 million fans on Facebook, as well as millions of YouTube subscribers, many wonder why this pop vocalist is even a contestant. But no one can deny that she has exploded the stage with renditions of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars.” Team Usher

This season, the R&B artist has collected a team that is largely centered around one contestant: Bria Kelly. However, Stevie Jo may give Kelly a run for her money. A self-proclaimed R&B artist, Jo won his battle against Barker and since then has proven himself worthy of Team Usher. His original and recognizable look makes this young artist a shoe-in for the live rounds. Finally, there is the bluesy rocker Kelly, perhaps the one contestant that may swing the votes away from Grimmie. She has a small existing fan base from a short stint on “America’s Got Talent” and her intense rendition of James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues,” and an equally impressive one of Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart,” have shown Kelly’s voice is raw and uncontrolled. Out of the shows’ six seasons’ worth of contestants, Kelly may be in a league of her own.

Team Adam The frontman of Maroon 5 has found himself quite the eclectic grouping of contenders. From softer

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‘The Winter Soldier’ packs action with character development Maureen DiCosimo Staff Writer

Unlike the first “Captain America,” which ultimately felt like a setup for “The Avengers,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” feels much more like a story for the character. Now that the origin story is out of the way, we finally get to see Steve Rogers (Chris Evans, “The Avengers”) be Captain America. He definitely delivers in what is arguably the best post-Avengers Marvel film. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” picks up with Rogers working for S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson,“Her”). As a man out of his time, he struggles to fit in the modern world with a set of values, different from his own. He’s joined by S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson,“Robocop”) and newcomer Falcon (Anthony Mackie “Runner Runner”). Together they must

fight against The Winter Soldier, a ghostly assassin who is an equal match for Captain America. The entire cast has great chemistry, but it is the relationship between Rogers and Black Widow that ultimately stands out. Evan and Johansson are wonderful together. They exchange banter and their friendship is enjoyable to watch. Mackie is a great addition and brings a lot of humor to his role. Jackson is, as always, perfect as Fury, bringing the right amount of finesse and enigma to the character. All the side characters add a lot to the film, and not one of them felt out of place or shoehorned into the movie. Unlike the first “Captain America” where we got to see very little of the Captain doing his thing, we get plenty of it this time around. The action is impressive. It’s well-shot and choreographed, and shows off Captain America’s talents. There are also quite a few heartbreaking moments in the film, considering that most of the people Rogers knew in the first film are dead. As a character, Rogers has had a fairly depressing past. The film doesn’t shy away from these

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Photo provided by Chris Evans and Scarlet Johansson form believable chemisty and friendship in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

tearjerker moments, instead embracing them as part of the story and they are very effective. The Russo Brothers, Anthony and Joe, were an interesting choice to direct seeing as they’ve mostly worked in television on shows like “Community” and “Arrested Development.” Still, their direction was spot-on, handling both the big fight scenes and the smaller personal scenes well. They didn’t shy away from the more intimate parts

of the film, giving us much more than just a mindless action film. This film is a step up from the first “Captain America,” with higher stakes. We get to see Rogers develop as a character and see his relationships with the people around him grow. The Winter Soldier was a great antagonist to Rogers. The story was complex but not convoluted, and kept the audience in suspense while delivering the action.

As part of Marvel’s ongoing universe, it was nice to see a film that tied into the world, but was ultimately a personal story about Rogers. The film didn’t feel like it was setting up the next Avengers, but had finally given Rogers his time to shine in a movie that was equal parts thrilling, heartbreaking and action-packed. “Captain America: The Winter Solider” has everything you could want in a film.

Refreshing surprises in Kaiser Chiefs’ ‘Education & War’

Photo provided by In “Education, Education, Education & War,” the Kaiser Chiefs develop a more professional and mature sound.

Bryan Kastelan Contributing Writer If you’ve been following The Kaiser Chiefs since their first

album, 2004’s “Employment,” then you’ve come to expect a

sharp, poppy formula from the group. They have remained one of my favorite bands for their consistency. However, after four albums, the element of surprise has worn thin. I didn’t expect the group to genuinely surprise listeners ten years into their career with their newest release. Contrary to expectations, the group released a thrilling fifth album. In the past three years, The Kaiser Chiefs have undergone major changes. They lost a lead songwriter, replaced their drummer and have become public figures on British television. These are all factors that could easily tear a band apart. This, however, has not been the case with The Kaiser Chiefs. It has led to a re-birth for the group. These obstacles have encouraged them push harder. On “Education, Education, Education & War,” they have traded in their jeans and T-shirts for suits and ties. Though in the past their songs were breezy radio-ready hits with snarky surface level messages, their newest outing sees them replacing that with new wit and charm.

Upon hearing the title of the album, you could assume that the band equates growing up with tackling politics. Much to my surprise, the war allegories on the album are subtle and effective without coming off as preachy. The album starts off with “The Factory Gates,” which has the group return with the energy they left off with, but also with an infusion of smart social commentary.

Though in the past, their songs were breezy radio-ready hits with snarky surface level messages, their newest outing sees them replacing that with new wit and charm.” For the first time, the group manages to write touching material that isn’t forced into a party album. “Coming Home” is the most gorgeous song that the group has offered. “Roses”

closes the album on a positive note, pulling it all together. It is the most naturally structured and complete offering from the group. The battle of going through hell and back is one that we can all relate to. The Kaiser Chiefs have nailed the ups and downs of the human condition. “Education,” has some of the band’s best hooks and surprises. “One More Last Song” and “My Life” offer surprisingly charming and clever messages with solid hooks to back them up. Having lengthier songs finally gives the band breathing room to explore and craft pleasant melodies, where normally they would be cut short. If you have come to expect a certain flavor of The Kaiser Chiefs, “Education, Education, Education & War” will certainly be a struggle upon the first listen. However, if you let it sink in with repeated listening, you will appreciate how it’s much more than what you have to come to expect from this band. “Education,” is a welcome transition record of experimentation with positive results.

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Inaugural ASO fashion show gives local designers spotlight

ASO Dancers performed. The first three scenes were Afrique Stylish, Je Suis Design and Desire by Denise. Afrique Stylish was an edgy colThough it didn’t go off entirely lection that combined classic black without a hitch, the African Student Organization’s first fashion show was pieces with bright African fabrics. a promising start to what will surely This fabric was used in bags, bow ties, become a staple of Oswego State’s slacks and blouses. Another standout set of pieces in this collection was a campus arts events. Battle of the Designers, hosted by pair of two hoodies, one black and Eniola Alawoya, a junior education one red, with a white outline made major, and Abdulai “Flex” Kamara, up of squares of the African continent a 2013 Oswego State graduate, not emblazoned on their fronts. Je Suis Design, a more subdued only showcased budding student designers, but also the talents of the scene, began with a short film. “FashASO Dancers and R&B/hip-hop trio ion doesn’t always have to scream,” the video proclaimed as it showed A’won Boyz. Set to begin at 6 p.m. last Friday simple, everyday scenes of life in the ” in the Hewitt Union Ballroom, the city. The models walked on stage to show’s biggest blunder was that it sound effects of the city. Bright patdidn’t start until 7:45. However, the terns were once again featured in this event’s organizers were apologetic collection, but in more colors like yeland the audience was patient. The low, purple, green and orange. The ballroom was a full house by the time most notable pieces of this collection were bold dresses, half a solid bright the show kicked off. color and half a bright pattern, split vertically down the middle. The third scene, Desire by Denise, featured only clothes for women. Though this collection covered less ground than the other two because of this, the clothing was varied and daring enough to make up for it. The dresses had unexpected touches like halter fronts, long sleeves with open backs, long skirts with wide, high side splits, high collars and unusual cutouts. There were also bandeaus, skinny trousers, crop tops, skirts and a bikini. The female models ended the scene in impressive fashion as well, all dancing and moving in synchronized lines back onto and off of the stage. After this scene, Alawoya and Kamara introduced the musical act of Tasigh Greenidge-James | The Oswegonian the night: A’won Boyz. Eniola Alawoya hosted the competition. Three Nigerian brothers from Alawoya and Kamara strut- Brooklyn who called themselves Mel, ted onto the stage with style, Muk, and JR, A’won Boyz sang two confidenceand a demand for songs, one of which they said was brand new and had not yet been reaudience participation. “Africa has been on top of the leased, and got the audience up on fashion world for a long time,” Ala- their feet dancing and singing along. woya said in her opening remarks. The models from the previous scenes “We are trying to bring Africa back to also joined in on the performance, acting as backup dancers. Oswego.” The next scene, Rue Fashion, feaThe hosts then listed countries in tured more formal designs. Slacks, Africa, calling on the audience to clap and cheer for the country they hailed button-downs, jackets, pencil skirts from, which started the night off with and blouses were the main pieces a sense of community and pride. Ala- worn, but it was not boring formal woya and Kamara then introduced wear by any means. There was little the five judges, whom Kamara said disparity in the level of femininity or each represented a different country: masculinity of the outfits, so the male Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, and female models who came on stage in pairs looked well-matched. the U.S. and Ghana. The six scenes put on by the de- Plenty of the pieces were in neutral signers were presented in three sets, colors, but they also featured pops between which A’won Boyz and the of pattern, the colors of which were

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also subdued. The ASO dancers performed next. There was plenty of dancing throughout the night: models, hosts and even members of the audience danced on stage, but the ASO dancers blew them out of the water. Audience members got up out of their seats to better see the dancers or to dance along with the music that the ASO dancers moved so expertly to. The second to last scene was The Grunge Project. Although the clothes in this collection, featuring lots of loose tops and metallic fabrics, were designed well, they were not presented well. The lights were set low and the stage was dim during this scene, which may have been an attempt at the club-like atmosphere this designer’s clothes seemed to be inspired by or meant for, but this made it difficult to see the clothes in detail. The last scene, The Royal Try, was the most casual collection. It mainly consisted of long-sleeve T-shirts, hoodies, sweaters and hats all featuring the same graphic, possibly an attempt at a clothing line that would have immediate brand recognition. The colors of the later pieces of the collection that were a little less casual were fun, happy and fit well with the coming spring atmosphere. The last scene finished at 10:30 p.m., a half hour past the planned end time of the show. By the time the judges finished their deliberations and announced the winners, half the audience had left. The winning designers were, in order of last to first, Desire by Denise, The Grunge Project and Je Suis Design. Alawoya, who was chosen as a host because of her previous involvement with ASO’s e-board, said she thought the show went well for a first-time event. “I know it started late, which you know, could have definitely been avoided,” Alawoya said. “I think it definitely could have been more organized. But for the first time, it went really well. The designers all were great. And there was a lot of great audience interaction.” Regardless of the few minor setbacks, ASO’s first fashion show accomplished what Alawoya said at the beginning they set out to do: bring Africa back to Oswego. “I think ASO is doing a great job,” Alawoya said. “This is our 10th year on campus and I think it’s inspiring to see an organization actually growing. I hope to see it get bigger and better.”

Tasigh Greenidge-James | The Oswegonian Je Suis Design featured a city atmosphere and won first place in the competition

Kadeem Watts| The Oswegonian A’won Boyz performed several songs accompanied by the ASO dance team.

David Armelino | The Oswegonian Desire by Denise featured designs only for females and placed third in competition.


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FRIDAY, April 11, 2014

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9. Tennis’ ___ Sampras 10. Related 11. Exited 17. Memory loss 20. Stallion’s mate 22. Side by side 24. Kind 25. Corp. head

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Horoscopes Aries (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19):

The coming week is going to be your week, Aries. If you’ve been struggling for inspiration and motivation, this week it will hit you full force. Just take things as they come and go with it. Make sure not to let the chance pass you by.

Taurus (Apr. 20 - May 20):

Things seem to be stagnant for you at the moment, Taurus, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Enjoy the small and fleeting moments of peace you have now, because in the coming weeks things will only speed up and you’ll be wishing for a break.

Gemini (May 21 - June 21): Good luck and good fortune seem to be in your immediate future. This week, the possibility of a new business endeavor or a quick way to make a buck emteromg your life is high, so

keep your eyes and ear open and don’t be afraid to take risks with your wallet.

Cancer (June 22 - July 22):

A rough week is potentially on the horizons for you, Cancer. You will feel overwhelmed and stressed with your life, but taking a step back and working through things one step at a time will help you overcome it. Otherwise, you’ll fall flat under the pressure.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22):

Don’t be afraid to let others in. You may need a friend to help you with some troubles you’ve been having lately, but that’s okay. Letting go of your independence is necessary sometimes − and it will ultimately help the bonds of your friendships strengthen.

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sep. 22): Don’t let your head take over your instincts, Virgo. You may be overthinking situations

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BY Devon Nitz you’re involved in and making them more complex than they already are. By trusting your gut, you may find a better and less stressful solution.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21):

Libra (Sep. 23 - Oct. 23):

You may want to step back this week and go with the flow. Being the leader and in control is a good thing, but letting others take a stab at it once in a while doesn’t hurt. You can often learn from how others lead and set a better example when you are in charge in the future

Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov. 21):

Treat yourself this week Capricorn, because the coming weeks are only going to get harder. Take a day off this weekend to relax and let your creativity flow−it’ll allow for some great ideas to be brought into your mind.

Love is in the air for you, Libra. That person you’ve been talking to may be closer to you than you think. Take a chance, be confident and invite them to your next night out, you never know what might happen. With the weather getting slightly better outside, it’s time to crawl out of your house and enjoy the great outdoors. Hang out with your friends, go exercise or just take a walk around your neigborhood− it’ll help clear your mind and make you feel at ease.


Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19):

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Keep an eye on your wallet this week. You’ll have the urge to splurge on some things you’ve had your eye on, but make sure you don’t spend all your money in one place- you do have to eat sometime.

Pisces (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20):

Don’t stop the music this week, Pisces. You’re going to find a new band you’ll be playing on repeat for the coming weeks that’s out of your normal musical tastes. Remember that change is never a bad thing.

1945 – American forces in Germany liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp. 1970 – Apollo 13 was launched on its soon to be aborted mission to the moon. 1976 – The first computer designed by Apple Computers named Apple I is created. 1985 – Scientists in Hawaii measured the distance between the earth and moon within one inch.

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