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Alumni-filled panel discusses business of sports at Media Summit 9th annual Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Summit brings notable alumni to campus to discuss growing international influence of sports Seamus Lyman News Editor

Partrick Malowski | The Oswegonian Media Summit Panelists included: (from right) Steve Levy-‘87 Sports anchor for ESPN since 1993. Host of 11 p.m. nightly SportsCenter. John Kucko-‘87 Sportscaster in Rochester. Lowell MacMillan Award winner for broadcasting excellence. Donna Goldsmith-‘82 Marketing and communications consultant. Former WWE COO. Jay Beberman-‘89 Managing Editor for Sports, Bloomberg News, the leader in financial news.

Five alumni took the stage in Waterman Theatre Tuesday to talk about their experiences and topics in the sports field. Titled, “Get in the Game,” the 2013 Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit featured moderator and founder of the event, Lou Borrelli ‘77, Jay Beberman ‘89, Donna Goldsmith ‘82, John Kucko ‘87 and Steve Levy ‘87. The sports communications experts discussed popular topics in sports and talked a bit about their own personal experiences. The summit was created in 2005 by Borrelli with a leadership gift and was renamed in 2007 after Al Roker ‘76 matched the donation to remember the professor’s legacy at Oswego State. Professor David

Moody of the communications department helps organize the annual event with the assistance of student volunteers. Oswego State President Deborah Stanley made opening remarks for the summit. “It’s a particularly notable year because all of these expert panelists here that you see on our stage are alumni of our communications studies program of SUNY Oswego,” Stanley said. Dean of the School of Communications Media and the Arts Fritz Messere then appeared on screen for a taped message. Messere could not attend because he was on his way to China to build a relationship between Oswego State and Beijing for students there to learn about American media. Beberman is currently the sports managing editor for Bloomberg News. He has led the company’s coverage in sports throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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Turbine out of commission Lee Hall wind turbine out of use since 2011


In July 2010, Oswego State placed a wind turbine on the roof of Lee Hall to supply the campus with renewable energy. Despite the initial success, the turbine is currently failing to produce any power for the campus. The wind turbine was built by ImpactTechnologies Group, Inc., a sustainable power company based in Syracuse. They have since changed the company name to Kohilo Wind. It stands 18 feet tall, including the stand that supports it. The school paid $50,000 for the turbine, which was expected to produce 40,000 kilowatts of electricity per year. Although it started spinning immediately when installed, the turbine soon ran into problems. Michael Lotito, the sustainability engineering coordinator at Oswego State since 2012, said the turbine stopped working in 2011. “I don’t know if we got a full clean year out of it,” Lotito said. Part of the problem was the untested nature of the turbine. “What we have is a prototype,” Lotito said.

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Alfred Stamm, a professor of meteorology at Oswego State, put it another way. “The company gave it to us to test,” Stamm said. He said that the company also failed to give the school data about the power output of the turbine. The turbine was repaired under warranty by Kohilo Wind, and once again started producing power for the campus. However, renovations being done on Lee Hall in 2013 led to the turbine being placed on the ground, where it did not produce power. Once the renovations were completed, the turbine was returned to the roof of Lee Hall, where it currently sits. It has not been reconnected yet, and continues to spin freely without generating any power. “It’s not a very successful turbine,” Stamm said. Students have similarly expressed frustration with the turbine’s functionality. “I think it’s a good idea to keep investing [in green technologies],” Kate Riley, an environmental earth science major at Oswego State, said. “But I know lots of people are mad about this.”


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Beginning his work at Bloomberg in 1992, he ran the sports team for North America. After leaving Oswego State with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, Beberman worked for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Goldsmith was named second-most powerful woman by Forbes magazine in 2009. She is known for her negotiating skills, her knowledge of brand-building and her leadership. She has worked with both the National Basketball Association and World Wrestling Entertainment, where she was chief operating officer. Goldsmith also worked as the general manager of operations for the NY/NJ 2014 Super Bowl host company. She helped implement plans for projects leading up to the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium.

Ryan Deffenbaugh Editor-in-Chief Oswego State is one of three SUNY universities preparing to take part in an initiative promoting an increase in locally grown foods at campus institutions. Spurred by a $99,427 federal grant given to the American Farmland Trust to increase market competitiveness for local farms, the pilot program hopes to bring more healthy and sustainable food items to Oswego State, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Albany. Glenda Neff, who works with the AFT in Auburn, said the pilot program will focus on finding ways fresh fruit and vegetables can be brought to SUNY campuses. The pilot program will seek to identify products that are being utilized by campuses currently, as well as possible ways, either through new produce or farming techniques, more products could be introduced to SUNY campuses.

“The benefit for the farm will be that if they know they sell more of one crop they will be able to grow more and know they have a stable market and a stable volume for that crop,” Neff said, adding that increased productivity for farmers helps the local economy through the increasing amount of supplies they purchase. Oswego State, through the programs it already has in place, was a natural fit for the program. “What we see in Oswego County is that there are a lot of fruit and vegetable farms, more than many counties have, and SUNY Oswego dining services is already doing a lot to purchase from them,” Neff said. Auxiliary Services, which runs all of Oswego State’s dining facilities, has worked with Oswegobased distributor C’s Farms to bring local fruit and vegetables into the dining halls since 2003.


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After an abrupt transition back to November-like weather, this weekend will again feature rather wet, cloudy and chilly conditions. An active weather pattern will keep sending storm system after storm system across the country, although this is not all that uncommon for November as it is our wettest month on average. For the entire weekend, expect similar weather conditions on each day with a chance of showers, cloudy skies, and highs in the upper 40s and lows around 40. Winds will be noticeable through the period as well, creating a windchill to go along with the rather gloomy weather. After all, it is November now.


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Photo provided by Bailey Smith A boat rests in the middle of the road after the powerful hurricane made landfall at Broad Channel, Queens in New York City. $65 billion in damage was reported.

Luke Parsnow Asst. News Editor It has been one year since Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the Eastern seaboard of the U.S., a superstorm that reeked havoc on hundreds of cities and millions of people from the tri-state area to as far inland as Michigan. A storm that’s life lasted only two weeks left an ongoing aftermath. The journey to recovery has been long and difficult in one year’s time. According to CNN, Hurricane Sandy killed 117 people in the U.S., the majority of which lived in New York state. Eight and a half million people lost power. In addition, Sandy was the lowest barometric reading ever recorded for an Atlantic storm to make landfall north of Cape Hatteras, N.C.. The surge level at Battery Park in New York City broke a 52-year-old record at 13.88 feet and caused the New York Stock Exchange to close for two consecutive days because of a weather-related event for the first time since 1888. According to the National Climatic Data Center, Sandy cost $65 billion in damage, second only to Hurricane Katrina as the costliest disaster ever to hit the U.S. At Oswego State, Sandy caused wind damage, minor flooding and the college issued a campus-wide class cancellation for the first time in four and a half years. An abundance of Oswego State students live in the New York City and surrounding areas like Long Island, where Sandy hit with devastating force. Students said a big problem was that the loss of power interfered with their communications back home while they were at school. “Hurricane Sandy affected me by the fact that since I was here in Oswego, I had no clue what was going on at home with my family,” sophomore Jamie Kraus said. “I could not get through to them for three days and I was so afraid.” Kraus lives in West Babylon on Long Island, where many homes were heavily damaged and had to be demolished and rebuilt. Kraus’s home luckily only saw some basement flooding and had to replace her roof, which was ripped up from the wind. “Many homes had to be torn down and redone,” Kraus said. “It is the same but there are now a few new houses around. Nothing much is left to be done. We pulled together to fix up the

On Tuesday, the Student Association Senate met at 6 p.m. in Lanigan 103. No new senators were added and one had resigned since the week prior. Fifteen senators were present at the meeting. The senators quickly approved the minutes from the last meeting as well as the agenda for the meeting at hand. The president and treasurer of the Human Computer Interactions club spoke in front of the senate to request extra money for a trip for the club. The organization currently has no budget because it is a new club. The club would like to travel to MIT for an overnight trip to attend a robotics exhibit. It is asking for SA to supply fund for eight to 10 members of the club to attend the trip. In total, it is asking for anywhere between $1,300 and $1,400. Senator Neely Lauver volunteered to write the bill for the club. President Anthony Smith addressed the senate Smith said he and Director of Finance Hassan Al-Shareffi would be hammering down the specifics on the finance package so that it could be set up for when organizations start the budgeting process. He also said that the school administration was

town. There are still some houses that were right on the water that still have some stuff to be done.” Sandy’s wrath left a lot of people displaced. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 23,000 people sought refuge in temporary shelters. As of Oct. 15, 2013, more than $1.4 billion in individual assistance has been provided to more than 182,000 survivors, and an additional $2.4 billion in low-interest disaster loans have been approved by the U.S. “I had a family friend staying at my house for about eight months,” Brooklyn native Tai Pate said. “Her entire apartment was flooded and she lost everything. Right now her apartment is fixed up and she is moved back in, furnishing her place little by little.” Returning people to their homes still remains one of the biggest and most difficult objectives. According to the Los Angeles Times, officials announced last week that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would provide $2 billion to fund home and business recovery from Sandy. At least 80 percent of all HUD funding would to go to Long Island and Rockland County. HUD gave New York state an initial $1.71 billion and New York City $1.77 billion in separate funding earlier this spring. From the time the storm hit through Sept. 30, 2013, the Red Cross provided over 300 emergency vehicles, 17 million meals and snacks and 17,000 trained disaster workers. Several Oswego State students set up various types of donations and fundraisers to send to the people in need in the days and weeks after the hurricane. In December, art students offered small prints of original artwork for sale at Oswego State Downtown. Graduate student Bailey Smith, inspired by her mother and uncle, set up a collection site at Long Beach on Long Island to gather a rental van-load of food, water, winter clothing, batteries, blankets and more, and even drove there one weekend in November. “The trip I took down to Rockaway Beach was in attempt to help people who were not being helped by the Red Cross,” Smith said. “People were donating money, but the money wasn’t actually getting them what they needed. I knew this from friends who lived down there and were contacting me. My boyfriend and I took it upon ourselves to gather supplies and make a trip down to see it for ourselves and help out with

whatever we could. It ended up being that we just dropped off food, clothes, cleaning supplies, etc. and left because it was very unorganized and hectic. Police were basically waving us out after we dropped the supplies off. People were also swarming our rental vehicle asking us for water and paper towels.” Smith also said that she couldn’t comprehend the situation until she went down there and saw the damage and injured and hungry people. She said it was a surreal experience. “I know things are not completely back together from the hurricane still, but I am glad I went down and did what I could and saw it myself,” Smith said. Erin Walls and Sigma Delta Tau organized a red ribbon sale in order to raise money, prompted by one of their sisters that lost their entire home. “We raised around $250 and gave the money to the American Red Cross,” Walls said. Where things go from here is a difficult question. There are still parts of the northeast where relief has been relatively scarce. According to Crain’s New York, almost one-third of the businesses on the Midland Avenue strip remain closed and many in the area will probably never reopen. “I know that people are slowly moving into new places and getting old homes fixed up,” Pate said. “I’ve seen that the government gave many people that I know a hard time in the beginning but they seem to have pulled through.” Pate also said that to prevent future events like these, precautions like flood insurance would be helpful. In June, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out a long-term plan to safeguard and fortify the city’s 520 miles of coastline from rising sea levels and future storms, according to The Economist. Hurricane Sandy changed the map of the Northeast, the way the government responds to modern emergencies and also affected the way that it people think and feel, even one year later. “I learned that you always need to be prepared for everything,” Kraus said. Some people say Sandy, like other disasters, brought people closer together and that is no different now than it was a year ago. “One thing that did change was more unity amongst the neighborhood,” Pate said. “Everyone tried to help each other during and after Sandy.”

meeting to make a decision on the CampusSafe application to replace the RaveGuardian. He also wanted senators to remember that they need to look toward promoting the mandatory SA fee next semester as well as the elections. He also stressed getting involvement up.

remaining amounts in their accounts. The SA Contingency fund still has $2,000 that has not been used this semester. The senate promotions fund has $1,000 and has also not been used this semester. The organizational contingency funds are still at $6,072 from the $6,500 that they began with at the beginning of the semester. The joint organization account has $2,500 in it. Al-Shareffi said that he would be meeting with SA’s insurance agent to go over its needs and hammer out some details for what needs to be changed. The insurance company works with other SUNY organizations, Al-Shareffi noted. He said that the auditor confirmed that SA’s audit went well.

Vice President Ben June speaks to the senate June told the senators that he made a chart of motions for them so that they know what they can and cannot motion for during senate. June also made note of there being no new legislation. “I don’t like that,” June said. June gave the senators homework for the week. He asked them to go on Laker Life and send an email to any organization reaching out as a senator. He wanted them to let the organization know that they are there to help them when they need it. He also encouraged senators to tell organizations that they can become involved in senate. Director of Finance updates the senate Al-Shareffi updated the senators on the

Directors address the senate Christopher Collins-Mcneil, director of civic engagement, said that he has met with Jon Zella, grad assistant for Civic Engagement, in regard to his major event of the semester. He said that he is changing the direction the event is heading in by making it an all multicultural event focusing on race relations in Oswego. He said that he would hopefully organize a panel of professionals to hold the event the week before or after

Attend the WNYO Urban Showcase Hip-Hop concert on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Hewitt Union Ballroom

Go see the performance and screening of “A Story of Floating Weeds” by Alex de Grassi Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Waterman Theater

Go watch Patrick Malowski, our multimedia editor, perform Saturday at 5 p.m in Hewitt Union Ballroom with his badn Atticus Finch.

Check out a talk by global folklore writer Cynthia Bishop, part of the Living Writers Series class on Monday at 3 p.m. in Campus Center room 132

Attend an artist talk by Aaron Sinift on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Lanigan Hall room 105

Go see the screening of the 2004 German-Turkish movie “Kebab Connection” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Campus Center room 132

Students will speak their concerns, ideas and opinions about campus and student life at the Direct Assembly on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Campus Center room 114

Thanksgiving break. The event would have a Q&A period for students. He wants the discussion to focus on how students identify in politics and how politics affects their life. He did say that the event would not be as large as he originally planned. Director of Campus Community Relations Tiffany Jenkins talked to the senate about her attending the auxiliary services meeting. She said there were no issues there. Jenkins said that Auxiliary Services would be sending out a survey to students soon, and that she would be holding an off-campus forum for students on Wednesday from 12 to 3 p.m. in Campus Center room 201. She is hoping to have the mayor attend the event and a flyer is ready to be posted on campus. Director of Student Involvement Eric Flagg reminded senators that he was still meeting with clubs and organizations and that they were welcome to go with him. He said that it is better for their bills and he has been learning new things. Rhay Guillen, director of student affairs, said that his direct assembly would be held on Nov. 14 in Campus Center 114. He asked the senators to reach out to their friends and organizations to have them attend and that he has begun posting flyers.

Committees report

The Rules and Judiciary committee affirmed the election timeline. It has also looked into election laws to update it for a smooth election. It also looked at the code to see if it could update the attendance rules. The Finance and Appropriations committee briefly went over the finance code and laws, but did not go over anything since no new bills were introduced the week prior. The Involvement committee discussed the Miss-a-Meal charity event and tabling to increase involvement. No legislation whatsoever

There was no legislation brought to the table at all at the meeting. June had shared his disappointment earlier in the meeting, but knows that the senate is not in a bad position. “We had someone [here today] who was a senator so many years ago, so less bills just indicates that we’re efficient in budgeting money,” June said. “It’s a challenge to find things to do. This is to be expected.”




2013 Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit focuses on sports Panel of alumni titled “Get in the Game” discusses topics in industry to help students better themselves for their future SUMMIT from COVER Kucko is currently a sports anchor at WROC-TV in Rochester. He started at the station in 1991 and remained there. He has covered sports for the same market since 1989 and covered four Buffalo Bills Super Bowl teams, the 1989 U.S. Open, the 1995 Ryder Cup and the 85th PGA Championship at Oak Hill. Levy is currently a SportsCenter anchor at ESPN, which he joined in 1993. He did play-by-play for the NHL on ESPN from 1995 until 2005 as well as for college football from 1999 to 2002. In 1998 and 1999 Levy did play-by-play for the NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey semifinals and finals. He was also the studio host for The NFL on ESPN Radio and covered football games on Sundays during the season. Prior to joining ESPN, Levy was an anchor and reporter for WCBS-TV from 1992 to 1993 and hosted Sports Desk on the Madison Square Garden Network in 1989. Borrelli opened the discussion by asking Goldsmith what it was like working for two notably powerful men in sports, Vince McMahon of the WWE and David Stern of the NBA. “They are very, very powerful, very loquacious and very, very intelligent men, both of them, and I feel blessed to say that I worked for both of them. They were very different,” Goldsmith said. “Both men had very high expectations. They expected you to work really hard, to dig really deep and get everything out of every employee. But, if you are the kind of person who is passionate about your work, by the way I said it in the classes I met this morning, I was not a sports fan, I was not a wrestling fan, I was not a sports fan. So it was a little bit harder for me. It was true work, but the expectations for me were the same as the expectations for the guy that’s reading the sports pages and feels... comfortable, and that’s not work to him every day. For me that was a little more of a challenge, but my expectations were that I was going to kick butt just like the next guy.” Goldsmith talked about how she worked with both the WWE and NBA to move them to more international brands. Borrelli took that international aspect and transferred that to Beberman and how he uses the international financial stage to report on sports. “The main thing is all of our clients, on

Wall Street and around the world, whether you are working in the CEO suite or you’re in the mailroom, everyone is interested in sports, generally,” Beberman said. Beberman said that while his sports team does not have a depth of writers, they still cover just as interesting stories. “We pick and choose our spots,” Beberman said. “We look to do stories about the business of sports, things that you’re not going to get in other areas, because that’s what our clients are interested in.” Beberman said that the industry is changing and has changed a lot since he joined it. “When I started 22 years ago, pre-Internet, pre-everything like that, sports, the dollar sign, was big, but now everything is multimillion dollars,” Beberman said. Kucko added to the changing landscape for reporters and how they are expected to adapt and survive. He said that being able to stay interesting is important. “I think the key to survivability for anyone who’s doing local sports from a TV standpoint is to generate content outside the traditional news topics,” Kucko said. “Let’s face it, out of everyone here, based on show of hands, who watches a six o’clock newscast? Hardly anybody, very few people. I don’t and I’m on the thing.” The crowd laughed at Kucko’s honesty, but he pointed out why he has been able to survive in the industry since 1989. “What I do is I generate content to air at other day parts, I cover the Super Bowl every year, not just for Rochester but for 85 stations, all different affiliates in our Nexstar Broadcasting Group and I generate revenue with vignettes, I put together 10, 25 second vignettes with room for a 5 second billboard they air in 85 different markets....To me that’s the key to survivability to anyone in a local sports market,” Kucko said. “You’ve got to make yourself relevant.” While Kucko covers the local sports for those who live for the team in their neighborhood, Levy said that ESPN tries its best to please the audience. “We simply can’t be everywhere. We have a mission statement every year, as most major companies do, and among the key points on our mission statement was to serve the sports viewer, the sports fan, in every way possible,” Levy said. “So that’s what we strive to do and we try to balance. It’s really one of the first rules of broadcasting, to en-

tertain and inform, so that’s what we try to do on a nightly basis, but our universe has exploded. SportsCenter is now live I think 18 hours a day. In the old days, I think it was live 4 hours a day and the rest were re-airs.” Levy said the responsibilities that ESPN has, as “The World Wide Leader in Sports,” is a “tremendous undertaking.” “It’s a tremendous responsibility,” Levy said. “Sports is supposed to be fun. We grow up going to games, but it’s serious business where I am, and we take that responsibility very seriously because we realize also that there’s more competition than ever.” Borrelli tossed the topic of college athletes being paid for Kucko and Levy to attempt to answer, since the topic has gained a lot of coverage in recent months. “You know what, they should get paid,” Levy said. “It’s not that easy, it’s just not that easy, if it worked it’d be terrific...I find this to be very difficult. The value of a college education right now at a top-notch university, this is big time money that people who can’t play those sports whether it’s football or whatever, revenue-producing sports, they would never be able to go to that college economically.” Levy also mentioned that the players bring in a lot of money with television deals and broadcasting the games. He also told the story of when Jay Bilas exposed the NCAA for marketing player jerseys with player numbers. In the end, he said that the issue is a difficult one to decide. The panelists discussed programming and the licensing behind broadcasting national sporting events. Levy mentioned how ESPN is “in bed with baseball” and how the age-range for those who like the sport is “skewed upward.” Levy added that it costs millions of dollars to license a sporting event to broadcast. Borrelli noted that the X Games, which were created by ESPN in 1995, have gained money for ESPN since they do not pay licensing fees to anyone. Levy said that this has been huge for the company. Several students were able to ask the panelists questions; however, one asked to Levy about racial diversity in sports broadcasting stood out. “I think ESPN is among the leaders in that,” Levy said. “I mentioned we have this mission statement to serve all sports fans at every level. That too is on our mission statement. We are briefed quarterly about the Latino population in the United

Sports is supposed to be fun. We grow up going to games, but it’s serious business where I am, and we take that responsibility very seriously because we realize also that there’s more competition than ever.

Patrick Malowski | The Oswegonian Steve Levy, class of ‘87, is an anchor for ESPN on SportsCenter and was a panleist during this year’s media summit.

States, how it is exploding… I don’t know if it’s 25 years from now from becoming a majority and how they love their sports, and ESPN has taken a strong role at trying to be ahead of that. There’s ESPN Deportes, it’s a very popular station, we’ve mixed in a lot of Hispanic broadcasters on the domestic side as well. But ESPN is very much aware and I think you see a balance, if you put on ESPN in terms of gender/ race ethnicity, ESPN is front and center, I feel like we do a much better job than a lot of other outlets as well, but it’s on the top of our priority list, absolutely.” Students applauded the panelists for coming to share their thoughts with them in the packed Waterman Theatre. Borrelli ended the event by reminding the audience that Oswego State communication studies students are “professionals with a GPA.” The general consensus among panelists

was that they were more than glad to return to Oswego State for the discussion. “It feels great to be back, to come back to your alma mater to give back in some way to impact the young people. That’s what Steve and I especially are all about. We were co-sports editors of The Oswegonian for a couple of years,” Kucko said. “We have fond memories of all media platforms on this campus, especially the paper though.” “It’s great being back, I’ve enjoyed the time all day meeting with all the classes, meeting with the students and you guys are asking intelligent questions all day long,” Beberman said. “I didn’t know how this was going to go but from 8 o’clock in the morning until 4:30, this afternoon you guys have pleasantly [surprised me], not that I should say surprised, but [you’ve asked] intelligent questions, you guys are professionals, I mean it’s great, you made me feel terrific.”

with 67.87 percent of the vote in his ward compared to Clavelli’s 31.75 percent. The state of New York voted on six proposals on election day as well. Proposal one called for the authorization of Las Vegas style casinos to be allowed in New York. The proposal passed with

57.1 percent of the vote compared to 42.9 percent. The proposal’s approval brings seven large casinos to the state. One near Binghamton, two in the mid-Hudson Valley and one in the Saratoga Springs-Albany area, in addition a few more across the state.



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n Tuesday Nov. 5 voters casted ballots across Oswego County. All councilors in the city of Oswego’s seven wards were up for election. The largest margin of victory for the races in the city came out of the fifth ward. William “Billy” Barlow, Jr. (R) defeated Frank Clavelli (D)

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Oswego State brings local foods to campus AFT pilot program to expand on goods from New York state farms FARM GRANT from COVER “It’s basically things we have already been doing,” Craig Traub, the director of resident dining for Auxiliary Services, said. “So we’re just going to be working harder in this area.” Last year, Oswego State used 1,200 tomatoes, 7,000 potatoes, 240 watermelons, 120 pints of blueberries, 4,248 gallons of apple cider, 20,000 apples and more, including flowers, all from New York state. “I don’t have anything but New York apples,” Traub said. “A few years ago I might not have been able to say that, and it was embarrassing when you have the Washington Apple, but we don’t have that anymore.” The partnership with C’s began in 2003 and has grown since then. Dave Johnson, the owner of C’s, says his business has grown though the partnership, allowing him to bring in additional employees and purchase new equipment. Johnson pointed out that many other colleges rely on national supplies for food, who don’t usually buy local products. “Why not eat the apples that are on the trees right here,” Johnson said, adding that Oswego State’s system keeps the money in the community while providing better food. This year, C’s began providing Oswego State with local eggs from Hudson Egg Farm in Elbridge, where previously the eggs were being purchased from a farm in Pennsylvania. Traub said that through local purchasing, everyone involved benefits. “You’re doing business with local people … C’s Farms is getting paid by us, and that’s money that is staying locally,” Traub said. “So there’s an economic piece and the other piece is that you’ve got fresh foods and fresh foods are good for you and they don’t have the pesticides, or not as much anyway, and the fact that the transportation costs are less from a sustainability standpoint.” Jamie Adams, the sustainability coordinator at Oswego State, said the school has done an “impeccable job” of purchasing local goods, which has bolstered sustainability efforts at the school. “A lot of the food that we eat is very processed,

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it’s packaged, it has no expiration date, so when you start talking about real farm-grown produce, you automatically start talking about healthier food for our bodies,” Adams said. “So that’s one part of the reason it’s tied to sustainability. It’s tied directly to sustainability also in the sense that we are supporting the local economy.” The sustainability office will have a large role in the implementation of this grant, as plans have been put in place for the office to lead the promotional efforts for fresh, local food on campus. Neff said that a stipend in the pilot program will fund additional positions to be filled by students at all four universities that will raise awareness of the value of purchasing local products. For Oswego State, that promotion will go through the sustainability office. “The important goals for these projects are that the farmers will obviously see more business and grow more for the local markets,” Neff said. “But also that the campus community, the students and the faculty, see how good the food tastes and become loyal customers.” Adams added that students likely will also grow an appreciation for the work put into providing the produce, leading to less waste. “It’s an all-you-care-to-eat dining system,” Adams said. “But let’s not waste it. It just came from up the road, you could have picked those yourself.”

In addition, those involved with the grant are hoping students will grow to appreciate the quality locally sourced products. “I think students will care, I think it will first occur to them to care when you find out the tomato you are eating came from ten miles down the road versus San Bernardino,” Adams said. “…That’s the first thing I think students will recognize, that food from 10 miles away, or even 50 miles away, is better.” Neff hopes that these students will take that newfound taste for local foods beyond their time on campus. “When they leave the college and go on to their careers, that they seek out and enjoy local fruits and vegetables and realize how important it is to the local farms, and I’m sure we’ll get into talking about how good it is in terms of a healthy diet, but our focus is going to be on the taste of the food,” Neff said. More details related to implementation of the program will be developed at a conference in December, but for now, Traub said Auxiliary Services will continue to look for new ways to introduce local product to the dining halls. “We are having a lot of fun with this,” Traub said. “We think we are doing some really good things and doing some right things and supporting local businesses and local farmers.”

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Jihyoung Son Staff Writer On Nov. 1, the public conference to discuss the safety significance level in regard to the incident that took place on April 16, in Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station (NMPNS) in Scriba, N.Y. took place in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) office Region 1, located in King of Prussia, Pa. NMPNS Unit 1’s loss of shutdown cooling during the planned refueling outage led to the reactor vessel temperature rise. Final ruling of safety significance on the incident was not made in the conference last Friday. It will take another month for the NRC’s determination. “We committed to them at the meeting that we would have something early December,” said Neil Sheehan, the public affairs officer of NRC office Region 1. “Greater Than Green” After completing the inspection of units 1 and 2 from April 1 to June 30 at NMPNS, the Aug. 13 NRC inspection report identified the April 16 case as the apparent safety violation following the NRC’s Enforcement Policy, which was due to NMPNS Unit 1’s experiencing loss of shutdown cooling on April 16. According to the Aug. 13 report, along with the apparent safety violation, the NRC spotted two more NRC-identified findings and two more self-revealing findings. The other four were treated as non-cited violations, which affects little in determining the safety significance level. After the NRC’s reactor risk analysts’ classification, the Sept. 23 NRC inspection report has given a preliminary safety rating of “greater than green” to NMPNS. This means the apparent safety violation found in Aug. 13 was graver than very low safety significance. The safety rating of the NRC follows its manual named “Significance Determination Process” and is indicated by their color. From the lowest significance to highest, it is classified in four groups: green, white, yellow and red. If rated “greater than green,” the facility would be required to abide by additional NRC inspection and undergo the escalated enforcement process. Also, it is required to establish administrative policies and submit written procedures. If rated higher than white, more NRC enforcement would follow based on the significance and the facility may receive civil penalties. According to the NRC official website, the manner in which it processes a violation is intended to reflect the significance of the violation and the circumstances involved. The NRC website also said the NRC first assesses the significance of a violation by considering actual safety consequences, potential safety consequences, potential for impacting the NRC’s ability to perform its regulatory function and any willful aspects of the violation. How the conference was held The conference was held following the

request of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG), the owner of NMPNS. After Aug. 13, the NRC inspection report was issued and the NRC made its final significance determination within 90 days of the issuance. Before the due date, Sept. 23 the NRC report provided CENG with an opportunity to discuss before the final ruling is made. Before Oct. 3, CENG could pick one of the two choices: to attend a regulatory conference to present the perspective of CENG or to submit a written response stating its position. CENG decided to hold a public conference and notified it to the NRG on Sept. 30, according to Sheehan. In the conference on Nov. 1, Chris Costanzo, vice president of NMPNS, told the NRC that the company has already made corrective actions and implemented new procedures in response to the April incident, according to the Post-Standard. Aug. 13, the NRC inspection report found out that “the violation does not represent an immediate safety concern because Constellation (CENG) has conducted a prompt human performance event review, entered the issue into their corrective action program, and conducted a root cause analysis.” Also, David Lochbaum, director of the Nuclear Power Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said to the Post-Standard that the incident was “a relatively low-stress event.” Conflict clashes However, Lochbaum also said the incident revealed operator errors that would be significant during a more serious event. CENG argued in the conference that the April 16 event was less serious than NRC inspectors had asserted since the incident occurred and was resolved during the refueling outage. This conflict was an expected procedure, as NMPNS and the NRC view the April 16 incident from different standpoints on the following fact: approximately 80 minutes after the cooling system restarted, the fuel rods started to boil. Explaining the same fact, the Post-Standard reported that “the problem was fixed ‘at least 80 minutes before’ water surrounding the fuel rods started to boil ... Nevertheless, the NRC said the episode revealed weaknesses,” stressing the insignificance of 80 minutes. In contrast to this, the Sept. 23 NRC inspection report of NRC said that “inadequate CENG procedures resulted in an unplanned loss of all shutdown cooling when time to boil was ‘less than two hours.’ What happened on April 16? Nuclear power plant practices call for a refueling outage to replace the depleted fuel in the reactor. “During a refueling outage, plant workers have greater access to many areas of the plant that are sometimes difficult to access during normal operations,” said Marcus Nichol, Nuclear Energy Institute’s senior project manager. “This lends itself to being a great opportunity

to conduct routine inspections and maintenance and perform any necessary repairs.” Based on Lochbaum’s presentation slides on Nov. 1, during the ongoing planned refueling outage, a team of workers the next day were conducting maintenance on electromatic relief valves, which is used to protect the reactor pressure vessel from excessive pressure. A contractor in the team opened the breaker cabinet to make sure their maintenance work could be performed safely when the electric power is off. However, he opened the wrong breaker cabinet at 2:44 p.m. This led to DC electrical power loss in the only shutdown cooling pump out of three operating that day, not reducing the reactor coolant system temperature to maintain at refueling temperature for an extended period, as needed. Signals to turn off the shutdown cooling pump did not reach at first, with the signal arriving after momentary re-energization at 3:46 p.m., causing the shutdown cooling pump to be turned off. Because the cooling pump was off, the temperature inside the reactor started to rise from 118 degrees Fahrenheit, reaching up to 145 degrees Fahrenheit at 4:17 p.m. The operators of the reactor worked on this and succeeded to have two other shutdown cooling pumps operate 31 minutes after all the power was gone. CENG officials pointed out in a statement to the Post-Standard that the event presented “no actual health or safety consequences to the plant, our employees or the public, but we have learned from the issue and are incorporating appropriate corrective actions to prevent recurrence.’’ What is Nuclear Regulatory Commission? The NRC is an independent agency of the U.S., established following the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974. This made the United States Atomic Energy Commission in 1975 separate into two organizations based on their disparate functions: Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA), which is currently the United States Department of Energy, and NRC, which focuses on overseeing nuclear reactors, materials and waste. There have been constant critics on the NRC. John Byrne and Steven M. Hoffman said in their book named “Governing the Atom: The Politeness of Risk,” that the NRC committed a practice of regulatory capture, by favoring the interest of nuclear industry. However, since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster case broke out in 2011, Gregory Jaczco, former NRC chairman, stated that he would strengthen regulations of U.S. nuclear power plants. “I cannot support issuing this license as if Fukushima never happened,” Jaczko said to Reuters in 2012. “I believe it requires some type of binding commitment that the Fukushima enhancements that are currently projected and currently planned to be made would be made before the operation of the facility.”



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Lakers take 1 of 2 to start season


Men’s hockey defeats Buffalo State, 3-2, Saturday after Friday’s 3-2 overtime loss to Fredonia

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Andrew Pugliese Asst. Sports Editor The Oswego State men’s ice hockey team split its opening weekend of the season to SUNY Fredonia and Buffalo State. The Lakers fell on Friday night in overtime against the Blue Devils, 3-2, but rebounded on Saturday with a 3-2 win against the Bengals. Lakers head coach Ed Gosek said he felt his team, especially the younger players, responded well Saturday after the tough loss, and sees it as a good sign going forward. “We were hard on them [Saturday],” Gosek said. “[Friday] night, not taking anything away from Fredonia, but we beat ourselves.” In the opening period, both teams started getting physical. The opening faceoff took a good 10 seconds and Gosek recognized the physical play quickly, putting five of his biggest skaters on the ice for the game’s second shift. In the first five minutes, bodies were hitting the boards as both teams tried to beat up on each other. It was only appropriate that the game’s first score come in a physical, messy manner. At 5:19 in the period, it was the Lakers’ biggest line getting things started. Freshman Shawn Hulshof (6’2”) sent a slap shot from atop the left circle on net and into traffic. Freshman Chris Waterstreet (6’4”) sent the puck to freshman Dylan Smith (6’1”) for the finish, giving Oswego State a 1-0 lead.

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David Armelino | The Oswegonian Senior captain David Titanic controls the puck along the boards during Friday’s game against Fredonia. The Lakers lost 3-2 in overtime to start their season.

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Torrin Kearns Staff Writer The Oswego State women’s ice hockey team defeated Castleton State 3-2 in overtime to secure its second win of the season Saturday, one day after defeating New England College 5-0 at the Campus Center Ice Arena. Senior Megan Hagg scored her first goal of the season by smashing a one-timer past Castleton goaltender Jess Cameron at the 2:31 mark of the extra session. The Lakers won both their games in the Oswego State Classic to get off to their first 2-0 start since the 2009-2010 season. “It was nice to come out with two wins,” head coach Diane Dillon said. “It’s a great confidence builder.” Hagg came back strong against Castleton after being on the short end of a nasty collision with a New England College forward.

Hagg rolled over the forward and landed on the back of her neck. “Megan’s a gamer,” Dillon said of her senior forward. “She had about four or five grade-A chances today. When she gets hot, she’s going to be dangerous.” Sophomore forward Lizzy Marks’ set up Hagg’s game-winner with a faceoff win, sending a perfect pass to Hagg. The assist was Marks’ first point of the season. After the game, Dillon said she was proud of Marks’ progression. “Lizzy is just one of those kids who’s a grinder,” Dillon said. “She works hard. As a freshman, she had to play a lot of shifts last year, play through a lot of mistakes. It was a lot of responsibility for a freshman. She came back, knowing that she would have to battle for ice time and earn that second center spot and she’s really working hard to keep it.” “She’s not the fastest kid,” Dillon added. “She’s not the biggest kid. She’s

not the strongest kid. But she’s working on little things like trying to win draws.” For the second game in a row, the Lakers forecheck was suffocating and the time of possession was in their favor. Oswego State outshot the Spartans, 5121, due in part to its control of the puck. Despite the Laker pressure, Castleton State drew first blood. At 14:14 of the first period, freshman forward Lisa Kilroy found a loose puck in front of Lakers goaltender Bridget Smith and lifted a shot over Smith’s glove. “On that first goal there was series of mistakes that wound up in the back of the net,” Dillon said. “We had a freshman line on the ice. They made a mistake in positioning. They wound up with three forwards on one side of the ice. Any time you make two mistakes and a third one follows, it ends up in your net. That’s the way hockey goes.” The Lakers responded two minutes

later when senior defensemen Leslie Jarvis tapped the puck home after a scramble in front of the net. With Cameron down on the ice, Jarvis managed to muscle the puck across the goal line a second before the net was knocked off its moorings. The Lakers took the lead at the 3:54 mark of the second period when senior forward Melissa Seamont sent alternate captain Mady Paul into the top of the Spartans’ zone. Paul snapped a wrist shot that fell from Cameron’s glove and went through her legs for the goal, giving the Lakers a 2-1 lead heading into the third period. Castleton State tied the score at the 12:14 mark of the third period. Samantha McNeil took a shot from the point that deflected off the stick of Brie Narodowy, who was stationed in front. Despite losing the lead, the Lakers remained focused, composed, and confident leading up to their victory in overtime. “That’s the veteran leadership,” Dillon said. “We were in that position a lot last year. One of the things I told them before we started the season was that you have to win the tight games. To be a successful program, you have to win the games on the road. You have to win the 2-1 games and you have to be able to come from behind. We did two of those things tonight.” The win against Castleton came one night after the Lakers won their season opener after scoring five goals against the New England College Pilgrims. Senior captain Olivia Boersen scored twice and freshmen forwards Erika Truschke, Ashley Lyman and Bridget Harmlin each scored their first collegiate goals in the 5-0 win. “For kids that looked like they were going to toss their cookies before the game, they did fine,” Dillon said. “They did really, really well. We had three of them with their first Lakers goal. Hopefully it’s the start of many more.” Boersen got the scoring started for the Lakers at 5:03 of the first period, scoring off a feed from the point from freshman forward Brennan Butler.


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ROAD RECAPS Men’s Cross Country Oswego State took home a sixth place finish in its final team competition of the season at the SUNYAC championships last Saturday. The competition consisted of 10 teams and the Lakers were led by senior Damian Archie, who finished 37th with a time of 26:29.5. Junior Nick Montesano and senior Ben Sweet also finished in the top 50.

Women’s Soccer The Lakers’ season came to an end last Saturday in the playin game of the SUNYAC Championships, defeated by the College of Brockport 3-2. Junior Tia Segretto finished a Georgia Traynor corner in the 55th minute to score the Lakers’ only goal of the day. Alyssa Glasshagel finished with four saves.

Women’s Cross Country Oswego State finished ninth out of 10 teams at the SUNYAC Championships last weekend. The women had four runners finish in the top 70, including sophomore Emily Yerdon who did the best on the team. Yerdon finished 39th with a time of 23:41.2. Yerdon was joined in the top 60 percent of runners by Meghan Murphy, Katie Laris and Katie Bott.

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Women’s Hockey Senior, Stratford, Ontario Boersen was named MVP of the Oswego State Classic after providing the Lakers with two goals and an assist as Oswego went on to a 2-0 finish in the Classic. In the Lakers’ first game of the season against New England College, Boersen netted two goals in a 5-0 Laker win. In Oswego State’s second game of the Classic, Boersen recorded an assist in to help lead the Lakers to a 3-2 overtime win.

Men’s Hockey Freshman, Newmarket, Ontario Botten helped lead Oswego State to a 3-2 victory over Buffalo State for the team’s first win of the 2013-14 season over the weekend. In the second period against the Bengals, Botten capitalized on a powerplay opportunity, netting his first collegiate goal. Later in the period, Botten assisted fellow freshman Matt Galati on what would wind up being the game-winning goal.

She’s emerging as a true leader. She plays with her heart on her sleeve. She’s the emotional and often the physical leader of our team. - Diane Dillon, women’s ice hockey coach on senior captain Olivia Boersen



Lakers even after opening weekend MEN’s, from B1 It took Buffalo State three minutes and seven seconds to respond with a goal of its own. Just 26 seconds after freshman goalie Matt Zawadzki wowed the crowd with an incredible sequence in which he made a diving save, Bengals freshman Adam Rossi poked home a rebound past the Lakers’ netminder to tie the game at one. The play started at the top of the right circle with a shot by senior Jason Cleaver, who received the primary assist. The secondary assist was awarded to freshman Jake Rosen. The second period, much like Friday night, was when play started to pick up offensively. The three goals in the period were scored in a 3 minute and 35 second span during the heart of the frame, from the 10:01 to 13:36 marks in the period. Gosek recognized the importance of that sequence and felt his team played with resilience. “There are certain points in a game where you feel momentum shift one way or another,” Gosek said. “That’s when you have to be at your best and you have to be focused.” Oswego State got the scoring started on the power play, as freshman Alex Botten notched his first collegiate goal, giving his team a 2-1 lead, assisted by fellow freshmen Stephen Johnson and Kenny Neil. The play was made possible by a characteristic that was absent from the hosts’ play Friday night: patience. Johnson had the chance to take a shot, but cycled back to the top of the right faceoff circle where he found Botten. Botten took the puck in the high slot and sent a bullet past Buffalo State senior goalie Kevin Carr. Botten’s shot was just one of three to get past the veteran goalie, who finished the game with 50 saves. Less than three minutes later the Bengals had a response to tie the game back up at two, as freshman Taylor Pryce took advantage of a bad defensive zone turnover by Oswego State’s Brian Hennessey. Buffalo State swarmed the zone when Hennessey’s turnover found Pryce at the point. Pryce brought the puck down the slot without being picked up by Oswego State and beat Zawadzki glove side to erase Buffalo State’s deficit. The goal was Pryce’s second collegiate point after picking up an assist Friday night in Cortland. The goal by Pryce silenced the Campus Center crowd that had come to life following Botten’s goal. But Botten and his comrades on the second line would bring back the energy and seal the game less than a minute later. This time, Botten joined Neil in setting the table for teammate Matt Galati, who took advantage and beat Carr five-hole for the eventual game winner. Galati’s goal was the second for the Oswego State second line, a line which totaled five points, foreshadowing potential for much more success in the coming games.

David Armelino | The Oswegonian Junior forward Mike Montagna prepares for a faceoff in the Lakers’ opener against Fredonia on Friday.

“We’ve been practicing well for the past six weeks,” Botten said. “Our lines been gelling. Our lines doing really well right now and we’re building chemistry and hopefully we can keep generating the same offense we did tonight.” The final period of play did not contain any goal-scoring, but Oswego State still looked impressive, as the team dictated play for the better part of the 20-minute frame, outshooting the Bengals, 26-1. Buffalo State, led by senior captain Mike Zannella, came out in the period energized and looking to get an equalizer. The Bengals had their first chance in the opening 30 seconds, but the defensive pairing of Mac Scott and Bobby Gertsakis did a good job of shoeing away a loose puck in front of Zawadzki. Zawadzki was a late addition to the starting lineup as he made his Oswego State debut, earning the win while saving 24 shots. The freshman felt comfortable in between the pipes and confident with six defensemen playing in front of him. “I felt great. They were blocking shots in front of me, we were talking together and working together,” Zawadzki said. “We’re all developing that chemistry together, having trust in each other, and that’s where we’re moving forward. Tonight was a demonstration that we’re working better together and we’re moving forward to keep building off that.”

Following that first opportunity, sophomore defenseman Sean Hrivnak was called for cross-checking just 41 seconds into the period. The Lakers took their first shot of the period off the ensuing faceoff and would not look back from there. The first game of the 2013-2014 season ended in a fashion unfamiliar to the Campus Center crowd: a 3-2 loss at the hands of Fredonia in overtime. Gosek felt his team had its chances to put the game away early but let the visitors hang around. The missed chances were a crucial factor in the loss, but Gosek thought his team played well overall. “The guys worked hard, they made some nice plays, we had some breakdowns defensively, but for the most part I thought our compete level was good,” Gosek said. The Blue Devils finished the contest with 27.9 seconds to go in the overtime period when freshman forward Hunter Long snuck a shot inside the right post. Senior forward Matt Owczarczak, who took the puck out of traffic behind the net, assisted the winner. The goal was an example of the Lakers’ on-and-off struggle during the evening to communicate and fill their spaces in front of sophomore goalie Justin Gilbert. Even with the game ending the way it did, Gilbert still felt the communication by Oswego State’s defensive block was solid overall.

“We definitely emphasized before the game a lot of communication and I think that definitely paid off when we were relaying the puck to each other in our own end,” Gilbert said. Fredonia sent the game into an extra period on the stick of sophomore Chad Bennett who poked in a rebound off a Ryan Wilkinson shot with 30 seconds left on a power play early in the final frame. Bennett’s goal was the only one of its kind all night between the teams, who went a combined 1-for-8 on the man advantage. After a scoreless first 20 minutes of play, the team squads combined for three goals in the second period. Oswego State took the first lead of the game at 4:36 in the second period. Gertsakis fed the puck up to freshman Shawn Hulshof who beat Fredonia’s freshman goaltender Christopher Eiserman from point-blank range, from the left faceoff circle. It would not be long before the Blue Devils responded with a goal of their own at 7:15 in the period. Lakers senior Kyle Badham lost a puck in front of the Fredonia net, which was W picked up by Owczarczak. The senior started a three-on-one opportunity by finding Long who put the puck on sophomore defensemen Mitchf Kaufmann’s stick. Kaufmann took a shotA from the high slot, which beat Gilbert overb his left shoulder. w After an extended time of solid play,r Oswego State retook the lead on the back off some late period heroics by transfer sopho-B more Brandon Adams. With under a minute left in the second,6 junior Peter Rodrigues sent a puck into them Lakers’ offensive zone for his linemate Ad-H ams. The newcomer from Holy Cross tookt the puck to the left pipe and, upon Eiserman biting, wrapped to the far side, send-l ing the saucer into an open net. a The Illinois native had seven shots in theT game, which he said is just his style, and felti good about the play of his line as a whole. “I really like to try to shoot the puck asT much as possible,” Adams said. “As far asi the goal goes, all credit to my linemate. Hea made a really nice play to get me that puckm and I was lucky enough that the goalie bitt and left the net for me to put it in. I thoughtg my line in general played really well.” Adams’ goal was just one of two shots to go in for the hosts this evening. The Fredonia freshman net minder saved the other 38 shots sent his way. Gosek sees great things from his squad this season, but understands there is a starting point, which cannot be focused on for too long. “It was the first game of the year with a young team,” Gosek said. “Obviously expectations are high and they should be high. But, the reality is we’re going to have games like this. We have to learn from them, get better and not dwell on it.” The Lakers (1-1) will continue conference play when they travel to their SUNYAC rival, SUNY Cortland (1-1), Saturday night in their lone game of the weekend. Oswego State will return home to host Elmira College on Saturday, Nov. 16.

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The Oswego State women’s volleyball split its final two games of the season, falling to Keuka College and defeating Wells College, to close the 2013 campaign with 20 wins on the season. It was Senior Night, as this was the final home game for the seniors who will be graduating in May. It was a bittersweet ending for the Lakers. Despite a great overall year, poor conference play kept them out of the SUNYAC playoffs, having finished only 2-7 within the difficult conference. “Twenty wins is a good record to have,” said head coach J.J. O’Connell. “It’s unfortunate that we missed the cut for the playoffs however.” This is the first time since 1994 that the team has reached the 20-win mark. The team from 1994 finished with a mark of 42-4, the club record for victories. It was Senior Night for Sabrina Sutton, Morgan Lavner and Meaghan Puff. All three were honored before the matches. The Lakers fell to Keuka in straight sets via scores of 25-22, 25-20 and 26-24. “There was good play from our right side hitting and liberos, but our passing continues to be an issue,” O’Connell said. Stephanie Bailey (nine), Kelsey Dil-

lon (eight), Kim Cassa (seven) and Megan Russell (six) led the team in kills to pace Oswego State. Bailey and Dillon both led the team with four block assists while Russell added three of her own. Cassa had two blocks in the contest off a solo and an assist. Rachel Ruggaber had 24 digs, which was the game high. Lauren Edwards also had a game-high 18 assists, while Lindsey Champitto added 16 of her own. The Lakers controlled the following match and won in straight sets, 25-16, 25-17 and 25-15. Russell led the attack on Wells with eight kills, while Puff, Bailey and Dillon each had six. Edwards again had the most digs with nine as Sutton chipped in eight. Puff and Champitto both collected six digs. Edwards also had a team-best 14 assists in the victory. Lavner had five assists, along with a dig in her final game as a Laker. As far as goals for next season are concerned, O’Connell is looking forward to improving. “We want to get into the playoffs. We definitely have the opportunity,” O’Connell said. “We’ve got some good young athletes and they’re already working hard towards next season.” With the core of this year’s squad consisting of mostly freshmen, he sees the potential to make the playoffs next season.

Photo provided by Sports Information Seniors from the volleyball team pose for a picture after being honored during the team’s Senior Day.

“I feel the new freshmen that will come in next year will push them,” O’Connell said regarding his future recruits. While O’Connell said he is happy with his team’s performance this season, he would not single out any one player above the rest.

“This team has so much balance, I don’t think I can pick any one girl as an MVP,” O’Connell said. With a balanced squad intact, the Oswego State volleyball team will be working hard to improve for the start of the 2014 season.


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sleeve. She’s the emotional and often, the physical leader of our team. But today, she started the goal scoring. So how fitting is it for our captain in her senior year to get it started for us?” The Lakers’ dominated the Pilgrims in both puck possession and shots. They outshot New England 48 to 11, holding them to just four shots over the last two periods. The Lakers’ forecheck was suffocating for most of the game, something that wasn’t always present last season. New England only had 14 players on the bench, a fact that was not lost on Dillon and the rest of the Lakers. “They have a short bench. That’s what we told before them game,” Dillon said. “They’re going to get tired. We can wear them down. Focus on the D. Get on them quickly…It really seemed to help.” Though not called upon very often, Cote stopped the few chances that New England was able to muster up, recording 11 saves, most of which came in the first period. Cote only played one game last season after hurting her shoulder and being forced to get season-ending surgery.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better way to come back,” Cote said. “The girls played an unreal game, which made it really easy for me, but I’m glad to be back on the ice. I had a smile on my face the whole game.” Dillon said she was happy her goalie back on the ice. “It was nice to see her back between the pipes,” Dillon said of Cote. “She worked really hard, often by herself on her rehab. A shoulder injury takes forever. You have to be really displaced to get back into the net and I’m glad to see that pay off for her.” With her team preparing to start conference play this weekend, Dillon is happy with where her team currently stands. “I think we’re off to a good start,” she said. “We have good energy I think we’re in good shape.” The Lakers will head on the road to face off with the Potsdam Bears (1-1) in a weekend series. The teams will play Saturday and Sunday, with both games slated to start at 3 p.m. The team returns to Oswego on Nov. 16 when it hosts Neumann University.

Laker wrestling looks for strong 2013-14 season Oswego State captains ready to lead their team to the mats in final season on Lake Ontario

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y d The Oswego State wrestling team is lookging to bounce back from an injury-riddled nseason and compete in the 2013-2014 season. ” The team enters the season coming off -of a 3-11 overall team record, but had some -individual success on the mat. y The Lakers saw their first national qualifier since 2009 when Blake Fisher placed tsecond in the 157-pound weight class at the NCAA Northeast Regionals. Fisher would later go 1-2 at nationals, but was a strength of the often-overlooked Oswego State team. This season sees many of the younger members of the team stepping up into bigger roles. Maxx Stratton, Scott Bova and Branden Jones will return this season as captains and will be joined by returning captain Kyle Sheridan, who received a medical hardship after being injured last season. The four captains are excited for the season, for themselves and for their teammates. The three new captains are also excited to be stepping into a new role on the team. Stratton is entering his fourth season with the Lakers and will be in the 157-pound weight class. The senior has an overall record of 16-25, but he placed sixth at the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Championships last season. Stratton knew at the end of the last season that he would need to step up to be a leader on the team. “When the season ended last year, we felt we were going to have two seniors this coming year, but one of them wasn’t going be back to school, so I knew coming in that I was going to be the only senior on the team this year,” Stratton said. “I knew we were going to need kind of an attitude adjustment on the team and we’re working toward that everyday. I knew I kind of needed to be a good role model for the younger kids on the team, trying to show them the ropes, give them the right idea about this program so we can continue to build over the years.” Stratton has had some minor injuries in the past that have affected his seasons, but has remained healthy thus far this season.


we all just celebrated.” Truschke got her second point of the game when she moved the puck through the Pilgrims’ defense and took a shot that was saved by Hopps. Lyman flipped the rebound over Hopps’ pads for the fourth Laker goal of the game. Dillon was happy with the way her young players applied what they had been working on in practice to game. “We focused on the system that we’ve been working on and playing within a frame work and they did a nice job of that,” Dillon said. Boersen capped off the game’s scoring with exactly seven minutes to play in the final period. Senior forwards Emma Smetaniuk and Melissa Seamont played a give-and-go into the Pilgrims’ zone. After Smetaniuk’s shot was blocked by a defender, Boersen swooped in to blast the puck past Hopps for her second goal of the contest. Dillon said she could not be happier with her captain’s performance to start the season. “She’s emerging as a true leader,” Dillon said. “She plays with her heart on her

Being a captain has added pressure on athletes and Stratton recognizes that and even embraces it. “I’m really excited,” Stratton said. “Obviously there’s a lot more pressure on you because there’s a lot more expected out of you, but it’s exciting and it just gives me more motivation. I have to make sure that I’m doing everything right and that way nobody else can make excuses.” Stratton is in the 157-pound weight class that Fisher left after last year. There is some depth in the middle weight classes, with 10 members of the team listed from the 149 to 165 pound weight classes. “It’s fortunate, because that way, during practice, we always gotta get going and get some good wrestling going on,” Stratton said. “It just shows you that you gotta work that much harder because now you got two or three kids… and it just gives me that much more reason to work harder.” As far as the season goes, Stratton is looking forward to what is in store for himself and his team. “I have really, really high expectations this year, assuming that we don’t have some of the injury problems we had for the past couple of years,” Stratton said. “But as long as we can keep it together, I don’t see why we can’t have a couple kids going to the national tournament and hopefully get All-American too. That’s the goal right now.” Bova is also returning after an injury set him back last season. The junior will be wrestling in the 184-pound weight class this season after wrestling to an overall record of 9-19 in his previous two seasons. Bova’s season ended abruptly after he pulled his LCL. “It was more toward the end of the season and by the time I would’ve been ready to jump back into it, it would’ve been too late,” Bova said. “I injured it around Jan. 4 and then came back into full-swing toward the end of March.” Bova said he plans on leading the team by example rather than being the vocal leader. “Max (Stratton) is the senior captain and he’s doing most of the speeches and stuff and I’m just here to set the example and raise the bar a little bit,” Bova said.

“That goes for losing weight; we talk a lot about nutrition, pointers about what to eat and what not to eat…. Stuff like that; really making sure that we’re pushing the team.” Bova is running the study hall sessions for the team this semester. He goes to the library and makes sure his teammates are focused on their schoolwork. He also is joining his fellow captains in helping the younger members of the team make the adjustment to collegiate wrestling. “We have a history of not preparing the freshmen for the upcoming season, so this year we really tried to have captain’s practices early, and make them tough,” Bova said. “Stability fitness, they really helped us. They incorporated a lot of lifting and cardio workouts, so this year, I think, coming into the season, the freshmen were ready to go. They knew what to do and they were fit.” Bova expects this year’s team to improve upon last season. “I’m really expecting a winning season. We really have some solid guys in there and, with stability’s help, we hope not to have any injuries at all,” Bova said. As for his personal ambitions for the season, Bova said, “I’m going for nationals. There’s nothing less.” Jones comes into the season with a record of 7-22. Jones made the transition from the 285-pound weight class to the 184-weight class last season and has now bulked up to be in the 197-pound weight class. Jones said that he is mainly focusing on being a leader to his teammates and making sure no one falls behind. “We have a lot of new guys this year as always, but we’re trying to keep as many people as we can, so we have to integrate and make sure everyone together and everyone is on top of things,” Jones said. “If anyone falls out of the loop, then that’s one less guy we have.” Jones said that one of the team’s main philosophies is comparing themselves to a chain. “Without one of those loops, we’re not as strong as we would be with everyone,” Jones said. Jones thinks that with the group they have going into this season, they have the ability to be stronger than ever before.

“I’m hoping to go to regionals and hopefully nationals,” Jones said. A big return to the Lakers is Sheridan, who has a record of 39-47 going into his senior season with Oswego State. He received a medical hardship and eligibility for the upcoming season. He finished second at the RIT Invitational and shortly after his season ended due to an injury. While Sheridan was not sure what to expect going into this semester, he will be returning in the 285-pound weight class. Sheridan placed 5th at the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Championships in 2012 and 6th in 2010. Sheridan is looking forward to coming back for one last season. “As long as I can remain healthy and keep getting my strength up, I think I can do very well,” Sheridan said. “I wrestled half a season and did very well last year, so I think if I keep improving, I can go very far.” His fellow captains spoke highly of Sheridan and showed their eagerness for his return. “Bringing Kyle Sheridan back will be huge,” Bova said. “First of all, we get a heavyweight and having him there as a captain really pushing those who could really use a push.” Sheridan had nice words for his fellow captains as well. “They’re good additions to the captains,” Sheridan said. “They’re all motivated, they all work hard; I think they’re going to be a good addition to the captains and if everything moves slowly, we’ll have a good team.” Sheridan also has a positive outlook on the season for his team. “From what I can see, we have a lot of young guys,” Sheridan said, “but we have a lot of good talent, also. I think we can do pretty good.” The Lakers will head to Ithaca on Monday to take on their first competition of the season with the Ithaca Invitational. Oswego State has two home meets during the season, coming on Jan. 22 against The College at Brockport and on Feb. 8 against SUNY Cortland.



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Freshman successfully balances demanding first-semester schedule Smith competes on the Oswego State men’s golf, ice hockey teams while staying on top of his academics Andrew Pugliese Asst. Sports Editor Dylan Smith has always excelled in athletics and gained notoriety for it, but the Saskatchewan native, competing on both the Oswego State men’s ice hockey and men’s golf team, is still very humble. “I just want to be known as a downto-Earth guy that’s easy to get along with and never to hard to approach,” Smith said. “You see some athletes at other schools that try to be above other people, but it’s nice when you can approach just anybody. For me, I’m willing to make friends with absolutely anyone. It’s nice for me to meet people in my class. I’m just your average guy out here playing a couple sports that I love and I’m just a normal student like anyone else.” However, Smith has never been an “average” athlete. Besides succeeding on the ice and on the golf course, he also was an all-star for his school’s basketball, lacrosse and track teams. Smith’s success can be attributed to his competitive drive and natural talents, which both men’s golf head coach Mike Howard and men’s ice hockey head coach Ed Gosek recognized during recruiting and since he has been on campus. “He consistently was there trying to get better every day, trying to shoot a better score and trying to beat the other guys on the team,” Howard said. “So, he’s very competitive and when you have competitive people like that it wears off on the other guys.” “He’s a natural athlete,” Gosek said. “That’s probably why he’s able to be as good a golfer as he is without playing a lot. He didn’t have a lot of formal training; he just liked to play the game.” Smith originally was not planning on playing collegiate golf, but his summer before college he started playing well. He won a few tournaments back home and decided to give it a shot. He talked to Gosek who got him in touch with Howard, who said he would give Smith a shot. Smith, a geology major, attributes his passion for sports and geology to all the time he spent outside during his childhood. “I like being outside, so that relates to

golf and geology. I’ve always been a sports guy who plays every possible sport,” Smith said. “That was my childhood. I grew up and did everything outside and did everything with other people. That’s just me. I’m a people person.” The freshman forward’s ability to develop relationships with his teammates has been put to the test since coming to Oswego State, being on two teams, but he is ready for the challenge. He enjoys the opportunity because it is not something a lot of people get to do. He even recognizes the uniqueness of his competing for the golf team. “Getting to meet the guys on the golf team too is neat. It’s a different group of guys and a different type of guys,” Smith said. “Especially me being Canadian, on the hockey team we’re almost all Canadian, but on the golf team I think it’s kinda neat for them having a different guy on the team, having a Canadian, having a hockey player. It’s not their typical golfer and it’s neat from them, so they’re all really good guys as well, it’s worked well for me.” Smith’s teammates do not think he is a typical golfer. Smith compares his game to the famous movie character Happy Gilmore, played by Adam Sandler. “That’s me. I hit the ball a long ways,” Smith said. “That’s my game. They all bug me because I hit the ball farther than anyone on the team. I’m not as good around the greens. It’s not bad, but it’s not as good as some of them. I’ve putted with one but never driven with one before.” While Smith has had a positive experience so far, he knows he is by no means having an easy first semester at Oswego State. He has 8 a.m. classes every day except for one, and once he is done with classes he gets to eat quickly and is straight off to the golf course. After golf it was off to workouts, then home to eat, do homework and sleep. Some days he would even not have time for the workouts and have to squeeze them in the next morning. Smith gives some of the credit to his housemates, sophomore Denton King and freshman Kenny Neil, both of the hockey team, who have been there to help, especially in the first few weeks when he was not sure he could adjust to life on the Oswego State campus.

“I have some great roommates that made it really easy for me. They would drive me around and have meals waiting for me,” Smith said. Gosek also commended Smith for how he handled the situation thus far because other hockey players before him have tried and failed to do what he is doing. “He was able to balance it out, at least this year, this semester. He was able to get through it,” Gosek said. “We’ve had that in the past where guys have gone either way with golf or with hockey or sometimes it was with baseball. It was just very difficult to try to do both. But, with him, so far so good. He’s a tough kid and one of our most conditioned athletes.” Now that Smith has the routine under control, it is time to focus on hockey, which he said will be his main focus until the season is over. “I don’t think golf is going to kick in in the spring until hockey season’s over and we hope to be playing until the season’s over on March 22,” Smith said. On March 22, the Lakers hope to be taking the ice in Maine for the National Championship game, and Smith wants to do whatever he can to help Oswego State get there. “I want to get into as many games as I can and make as big an impact as I can. I feel like I can contribute offensively and do whatever I need to do to help the team,” Smith said. “There’s going to be different roles you go through throughout the year with so many guys, and everyone’s feeling it out. The coaches probably don’t know exactly where they want everyone yet because everyone’s so new. For me, it’s help the team anyway I can to win as many games as we possibly can. If that means scoring as many goals as I can, that’s the plan, to see how many I can put up in a year.” Smith is off to a good start at Oswego State, scoring his first goal as a Laker in Oswego State’s 3-2 victory over Buffalo State Saturday night. Smith is paired with fellow freshmen Chris Waterstreet and Shawn Hulshof, a line showing early signs of chemistry. The young forward looks to be on track to earning consistent ice time for the Lakers this winter and contributing on a regular basis to the team’s offensive production.

Seamus Lyman | The Oswegonian Freshman Dylan Smith had a solid fall golf campaign and already recorded his first goal on the ice in 2013.

Recreational Sports Report Suite Dreamz will enter the playoffs without a loss, and Size Don’t Matter will join them if it can get by The Republican’ts (0-3), and Not Cops (0-2) in the final two games. Zeebs, at 3-1, has responded nicely after blowout loss against Size Don’t Matter to win three straight, and Oswekobeians and Monstars are also above .500 with 2-1 records. Over in the intramural floor hockey league, Anne Franks Army Tanks is making their name known in the men’s competitive division. At 3-0, they currently stand alone on top of the division and their 31 goals have made them a force to be reckoned with. Michael Hollowell is leading the way, scoring at an impressive 4.33 goals per game, totaling 13 in the three contests. Behind him, Marc Mundry has scored nine goals despite playing just two games. In men’s recreational, Zeebs has been the standout team thus far winning all three of their matchups, while outscoring opponents 17-2. Daniel Mills and Dylan Soeffing have led the way for Zeebs, who are just one of two teams in men’s recreational yet to lose a game.

Ross Bentley Contributing Writer Although it may be too early to determine who is a serious contender in the men’s competitive division of intramural basketball, the co-rec and recreational divisions are shaping up. In co-rec, it is The Phoenix Suns, who are on top of the league at 4-1 with the regular season portion of their schedule now finished. The Phoenix Suns managed convincing wins over Landshark All-Stars and Metards, and hard-fought wins, as well, against O’Doyle Rules and The Dirty Flamingos. Just behind them in the division are Kings and Queens, who currently hold a 2-1 record and have an impressive 67-42 blowout win over The Phoenix Suns on their resume. O’Doyle Rules, at 3-2, and The Dirty Flamingos, at 2-2, will figure to be in the hunt for a championship as well as the playoffs approach. Over in the recreational league, Suite Dreamz and Size Don’t Matter are both undefeated thus far, earning 4-0 and 2-0 records respectively.

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This past Monday, Oswego State administration denied a Freedom of Information request for documents related to past disciplinary records of Oswego State-affiliated fraternities and sororities, citing the FERPA rights of the members of the organizations as the reasoning for denying the request. Since FERPA only applies to an individual student’s rights, we appealed the decision, explaining we were not interested in individual names, only the actual charges against the various organizations. We asked the university to reconsider its decision. We requested the records as a reaction to the veil that has been placed over the Greek Life system at this university. It operates almost entirely in secret. We have been denied access to Greek Council meetings, had interviews refused by high-level Greek Life leaders and FERPA rights similarly cited when asking Student Involvement officials basic questions about the rules governing Greek Life. It is our opinion that students, whether in Greek Life or not, have a right to this information. Greek Life is a massive part of this

Zach Gewelb Sports Editor It’s that time of the year again. Thanksgiving break is right around the corner, and winter break is a little more than a month away. This is the time of the year when students need to buckle down. The slacking period is coming to an end. The honeymoon is over. It’s time to catch up on work that probably could have been done a month ago. Get started on those long term papers due at the end of the semester. Yes, midterms are over, but that means the race to final exams is

university and affects the day-to-day life of every student on this campus. If a student is interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, he or she has a right to be able to access information about how often that organization has been disciplined. Other universities seem to understand the value in transparency. SUNY Plattsburgh posts the disciplinary records of all fraternities and sororities on its website, easily accessible for anyone seeking the information. If a Plattsburgh fraternity or sorority is constantly facing discipline, that organization will likely lose members, who will see that this organization is not exactly of the utmost standing. So it was with great disappointment that we heard back from Oswego State administration with our request again denied. When we cited Plattsburgh’s system, administration pointed out that Plattsburgh had created the system that they post online. In other words, it took the information and un-FERPA’d it. Oswego State administration is not required by Freedom of Information law to do this, and apparently does not see value in endeavoring

only beginning. Rather than take the easy way out and continue to procrastinate toward the end of the semester, find the energy and willpower to stay on top of your work now. If you continue to fall behind, finals week and the weeks preceding it will be that much more stressful. Go to the library. See if you can get one of the ever-so-valuable third-floor rooms or just head down to the 24-hour room. If you’re worried about not concentrating in the library, don’t. Everybody else is there for the same reason you are. You should have no problem getting some work done. If you’re not a library person, do some work in your dorm room. Put on some headphones, listen to some music and get to work. If you’re not a music person, wear some headphones anyway – it may help drain out your roommate’s noise. If the noise still bothers you, just ask them to quiet down. It’s no big deal. For those who live off-campus, things may be a bit more difficult. It can be hard to study in your room at home, especially if you have a television or an Xbox 360


“No, I stayed in and did homework.”

Emily Bianco junior, business administration major

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Q: A guy I was with just had sex with someone else. I thought we were exclusive but we weren’t dating. What can I do to get past this? -Girl He Noticed the First Day of Class. A: First off, you gotta make sure your mission statement is clear. When two people get in a “togerthership,” you’re both admitting to feelings but also admitting you’re afraid of moving forward. Unless you clearly state “I want to be exclusive,” or “I want a relationship, what do you want,” it’s kind of hard to adjust to the situation because you don’t have any walls to keep you in line. Now to move on, it may sound extreme but you have to remember, this isn’t the one that’s gonna kill you. Now, that isn’t me saying just brush it off, because this clearly hurts and you are asking for advice from someone you never met, but keep in mind this all happened before you really got serious. So indulge in a little sadness, play your sad song, watch your feel good movie (mine is Nacho Libre) but don’t fall too deep into sadness. Remember, this was not

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to take on a task as exhaustive as retyping the violations without student names. So it can continue to refuse to release, the current information it has. How could administration abide by such a reckless lack of oversight? They are content to let their students enter in to fraternities and sororities completely blind to the organization’s past transgressions. The current system allows Greek Life, and the judicial system they are governed by, to operate completely void of public oversight. The system has to change. It makes all other efforts toward Greek Life compliance appear completely hollow. There is absolutely no reason for students not to roll their eyes at the school’s semesterly anti-hazing emails when the school willingly hides all Greek Life violations from the public eye. The school must hold a magnifying glass on fraternities and sororities until all the constant violators wilt away. Until then, Greek Life will continue to be a sour topic among all students not directly involved. Even if the law doesn’t require the university to compile this data, common sense does.

Buckle down for end of semester

Robert McKissick freshman, journalism major

“I could not go, I was studying for three tests.”

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“No I did not, but I should have.”

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“No, I had class until 5:45.”

“No, I finished a book instead. I did not know when it was.”


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calling your name. Try and resist the temptation to play Madden or FIFA – there will be time to play after you get your work done. Just make sure you leave yourself enough time to study and prepare for the grind that is the end of the semester. When it comes to social media, try to use it in moderation. There’s no problem with using Facebook or Twitter, just make sure you don’t use it during class. What good is studying if you’re not listening to the information that you will come to dread as finals approach? Pay attention in class, no matter how hard it might be. Put down your phone. Turn off the wi-fi on your computer and stay away from Facebook and Twitter during class. It won’t be fun, but it will definitely be worth it when you can bring home some good grades. Not only will it help your GPA this semester, but for the spring semester as well. If you can buckle down and study hard, the good grades you receive will give you the confidence you need moving forward. A little extra work put in now means less work in the weeks leading up to finals. Make your life easier. Buckle down and study. You won’t regret it.

your fault. It was specifically that idiot’s fault this all went down. Q: I’ve been talking to a girl for three weeks or so and things have been really good. How do I take this to the next level? -Guy In the On-Deck Circle of Love. A: Mr. Guy, you are in the midst of something pretty special. This is the spot in a courtship where you feel like you have to be very specific in your actions, though this is true, don’t think too much. The worst thing you can do in this situation is overthink. I know this sounds confusing, but with that said, you should think about your next few moves. You can go for the direct route, which includes speaking to this lovely lady of yours and being very candid by saying, you do in fact want to take this to the next level. Or you can send subtle messages. Not too subtle, though. This route isn’t as easy to advise because it’s all based on your current relationship with this girl. Basically if you choose the subtle route, you just have to do more than you were going before.

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Oswego State student’s guide to fanhood Maximilian E. Principe Contributing Writer The fans in the Seattle Seahawks’ stadium have been labeled the “12th man” because of their decibel level and apparent ability to scream loud enough to change the outcome of a game. Hockey fans, in Oswego especially, are the loudest, raunchiest, rowdiest, most passionate fans on the planet (except maybe Brazilian soccer-those guys killed a ref for a bad call and I’m not kidding). As such passionate and powerful fans, it is our job to acclimate the newest of our Oswego brethren into the crowd, and that is exactly what I’m here for. Let’s begin with the pregame. You’re gonna get out of the shower blasting “Eye of the Tiger,” while slipping your Oswego hoodie/ jersey over your head. Putting on a little face paint never hurt either, and by a little, I mean I want you to give “Braveheart” a run for his money. Next, gather a group of friends, the more the merrier, and by merrier I mean a louder and more opposing force. If you are of legal drinking age, a few shots never hurt anyone before a game. So after you have killed the bottle of Jack, or a few Capri Suns for you freshmen, it’s time to head to the arena. Just make sure you have a designated driver. I’m all for fun, but not at the cost of breaking the law. So you’re at the game and you can just taste it in the air. The hum of the compressors, the cool breeze from the refs as they take their warm-up lap, and the warm smell of soft pretzels with cheese-but I digress. Once you are in your seat, you must immediately stand up. Sitting is for the weak and we’re not about that here. You’ll hear the announcer roar,

“Welcome to the ice your Oswego State Lakers,” and at this point it is up to you to break the sound barrier. We are fans; it is our primary job to support our team, to let them know that we are there for them and we want a win as much as they do. After both teams take their warm-up laps, we must then pay respects to our neighbors to the north and the source of many of our studentathletes through the singing of the Canadian national anthem. I don’t care if you’re not Canadian. You shut up and sit there respectfully. After “Oh Canada” ends, we go into my second favorite part of the game: the unison singing of “The Star Spangled Banner.” I swear to god if I see you in the stands and your hand isn’t over your heart belting this tune out, I will cast you away myself. I’m sorry I got a little carried away there, the song just really jazzes me up, you know? Remember how I said our primary objective as fans was to support our team? Well, our second objective is to harass the other team until they are so demoralized about themselves that they question their own pathetic existence. The fun part is that here at Oswego State, we have a few of our own special chants to help with that. Let’s start with when the other team takes a penalty, which is bound to happen because let’s face it—we’re just quicker and stronger and the only way our opposition remotely thinks they can win is by being poor sports. When a penalty is assessed and the other player is skating to the box, the crowd must begin a unison scream as a precursor to what we are about to say. Once Johnny Highstick over there is comfortably in his cell, we then, in unison of course, belt out “See ya, sit down [expletive]!” This is to emasculate him because he is an unsportsman-like duster who still needs his dad to tie his skates.

After the verbal assault, we are right back to cheering our Lakers on for the power play. All the while, we are ready to get the house rocking when we put the biscuit in the basket (we score a goal). When that puck does cross the goal line, it is then on to one of my favorite chants. Well, two actually. First, we all let the opposing goalie know that our opponents just got scored on due to his incompetence. As a crowd, we do this by simply chanting, “It’s all your fault, it’s all your fault.” This simple message can really get into the weak-minded goalie’s head and keep him off his game, not that he was ever really on it. In your game guide that you will receive upon entering the front door, you will find the names and numbers of all the players. You must figure out which goalie is starting that night and memorize his name, both first and last. The right side of the student section will primarily be yelling his first name while the left half will primarily be yelling his last. Got that? Right first, left last. When the puck goes in after we let him know that it’s all his fault, the crowd then chants the goalie’s first name three times followed by “you suck” and then again his last name three times followed by “you suck.” With all that being said, I must reiterate that not only are we hockey fans, but we represent the proud educational establishment of Oswego State. This means that we are to behave as ladies and gentlemen with the courtesy and chivalry of a knight of the round table. We are to make our school proud with respectful school spirit loud enough to wake Sheldon himself. So remember, as Coach Ed Gosek says in all those commercials, “Be kind, be courteous, be respectful,” or something like that. Now go, my hockey fans, both new and old, and I shall see you in the stands.

Humans vs. Zombies encapsulates fun spirit of college Shinnell Burroughs Staff Writer You wouldn’t think that there would be a bunch of students sporting headbands and NERF guns to play tag when you’re starting college. However, some Oswego State students, along with a few other schools, enjoy playing Humans vs. Zombies. In this game, the “humans” have blue headbands and use NERF guns and socks to defend themselves against the “zombies,” who wear red headbands. Of course, they have to make an agreement with University Police to refrain from playing in the parking lots, roads, dining halls, academic halls and residence halls. This doesn’t stop the players from enjoying their game and taking each other out on the way to class. As for the people not playing, that is another story.

You can see that some people get a little annoyed when they have to dodge bullets meant for the zombies or have someone run past them almost knocking them over because they are trying to get away from a zombie. Sure they could be a little more out of the way when it comes to their game, but then where’s the fun in that? I think it’s great that there’s game where students can unwind, let go, and get away from their academic life, even if just for a second. Even I enjoyed the relief of shooting someone with a NERF bullet in my freshman and sophomore years. There is something about being able to embrace your childhood once a year with other people who enjoy a good game of tag like yourself. There’s always some talk about this game being too childish for college students to take part in and it being a waste of time. It’s not. I think it’s better that they get to let all of their tomfoolery out in this game. It’s also good that the game is held after midterms and before fi-

nals so it’s a nice stress reliever for the students that just want to get school off of their minds. Even better, it’s for a great cause called Child’s Play. What better way to support children getting the chance to truly enjoy their childhood than reliving yours and donating to them? Sure, you could just hand over the money, but at least now you can do that and enjoy the rest of your week with other funloving people. We must be doing something right if there are other colleges out there playing. This is an ongoing thing with people around the world. There is nothing wrong with having a little fun. If you want to play tag with random strangers, then go ahead. If taking advantage of the chance to have a NERF gun and fire it on campus at people is something you want to do, then by all means, proceed. And if people give you a weird look as you run past to catch that human, don’t even worry about it. There is nothing wrong with being a little childish once in a while.

Road to 2014 Final Four is filled with possible storylines rison brothers Andrew (5) and Aaron (9). These freshmen are expected to set the college basketball world on fire. I am excited already by the footage I have seen of Parker from preseason scrimmages and Wiggins has me ready for the Blue Devils, Jayhawks showdown Tuesday night. If anyone has not seen the show Wiggins put on in the McDonald’s High School AllAmerican Slam Dunk Contest go watch it as soon as possible. Andrew Pugliese The Kentucky class is head coach John Asst. Sports Editor Calipari’s masterpiece of a career filled with impressive freshmen classes. From Marcus Camby, way back at UMass-AmSeven months ago, to the day, was the herst, to Derrick Rose, to John Wall, this last time college basketball fans got their man has sought out and corralled some of fill of the sport they love. It was the Na- the top talents across the country. But, this tional Championship game and the Lou- class includes the top recruit at four posiisville Cardinals, the tournament’s No. 7 tions on the court and Young is the No. 3 overall seed, played a strong second half small forward behind Wiggins and Parker. to hold off the Michigan Wolverines. Now, The talk around this team is of a perit is time to start the road to the 2014 Final fect season and its head coach is not shyFour in Dallas. ing away from the possibility. And why This year, NCAA basketball welcomes should he? Calipari’s 2012 Wildcats, led one of its most highly-touted freshman by Anthony Davis, went 38-2 a few years classes in some time. Among the names ago with a talented team, and this one has are Kansas’s Andrew Wiggins and Joel the potential to be even better. Embiid, Duke’s Jabari Parker and KenNow, turning to one of the few that tucky’s five members of the 2013 recruit- stayed. Oklahoma State head coach Travis ing class top 10: Julius Randle (3), Dakari Ford has to be ecstatic to see Marcus Smart Johnson (7), James Young (8) and the Har- back on his roster this season. The standout guard was a potential top 5 pick in the NBA Draft this past spring, but he decided to return for his sophomore season after the Cowboys fell in the second round of the NCAA tournament to University of Oregon. Smart’s return is huge for the Stillwater squad as it returns the rest of its key players. The Cowboys are primed and ready for a deep run this March. Star players, like Smart and the skilled freshmen joining the college ranks this season, are ripe for blossoming offensive numbers with the change to the game’s Photo provided by Flickr hand-checking rule. The rule calls on ofLouisville looks to repeat after a championship season. ficials to be stricter about how defenders

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Andrew Wiggins hopes to take Kansas all the way. use their hands and arms on defense. It refers to keeping an arm or forearm on one’s opponent, putting both hands on another player, constant jabbing at the player one is guarding and the use of an arm bar to impede progress of a dribbler. The rule will take some time to acclimate into the game, but it looks to be just the change needed to up scoring in the game after a season with the lowest points-per-game average in almost two decades. Look for more players averaging 20 points a game this year. Even with these changes, parity will be one aspect of the game that does not change. Although Kentucky looks to have a leg up on the competition any of the top 12 in the preseason rankings could make a run to Dallas. Louisville, Michigan and Syracuse are all back in the top 10 after their runs to the Final Four this past spring. They all return crucial pieces from last year ’s squads. Also, no one can ever sleep on teams coached by the most storied men in the game, Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo. Both coaches have talented freshmen to compliment strong returning squads, as both are March Madness staples. The ball goes up tonight and it will be a fun one. Let’s sit back, relax and enjoy the journey to March.



Nowhere to hide Photographers push celebrities to their limits Issack Cintron Staff Writer It’s no secret that Kanye West has a tendency to be very full of himself at times, to a point where his ego can grab headlines. Since the middle of 2012, the rap superstar and his highly-publicized fiancé, Kim Kardashian, have captured the media’s attention with rumors of the two being romantically involved, expecting a child, and more recently getting married. West reportedly proposed to Kardashian on Oct. 22, and the proposal had been uploaded to YouTube, sparking West’s outrage and prompting him to sue YouTube co-founder, Chad Hurley. This incident once again brings up the criticism of paparazzi and its intrusion on celebrities and their lives. Paparazzi may be the most criticized branch of media. This stems from organizations such as TMZ, E! News and People Magazine, to name a few. These photographers and writers are known for getting up close and personal with target celebrities, while trying to capture an image or story on said celeb that could possibly bring his or her personal lives into question, whether good or bad. Even the most mundane of activities that celebrities partake in are held in high regard. Mila Kunis gets photographed buying groceries, Denzel Washington walking with his family in the park, even Adam Levine driving in a car. These innocent, mundane acts are held in high demand by paparazzi sources which brings up the common perception that once you’re famous, you have no private life. Why does that have to be? Just because Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar, she is no longer entitled to go be an average human being? Or that Bruno Mars no longer has a private life simply because he has a No. 1 single? Who made these rules up? Was there a law passed that we don’t know about, stating that celebrities do not have private lives because they are famous? Could it be that Hollywood is simply a perverse land built on greed, broken dreams and controversy? Who knows? Normally, West isn’t the most favored person when it comes to his image, based on

his egotistical ways. Love him or hate him, though, he is a human being and deserves to be treated as such. And it doesn’t just stop at Kanye—it’s beyond that. Almost half a decade ago, we witnessed the meltdown of Britney Spears as it was publicized for millions to make a laughingstock out of the famed pop star. Earlier this year, the birth of the royal baby was a bigger focus topic than the issues within our government that was on the verge of a shutdown. Why are events like this taking precedent over more important matters? Why is Hollywood treated as just as important as Washington D.C.? In a 2011 interview and the midst of his “decline,” Charlie Sheen was quoted as saying “By the way, two wars are in an endless state of sorrow. Egypt about burned to the ground, and all you people care about is my [explicit]… Pathetic. Shame, shame, shame.” Sheen has a valid point. Somewhere down the line, the lives that these celebrities live have been highlighted and made more important than issues that occur around the world. However, it’s not only the paparazzi and Hollywood that is to blame for why these celebrity topics are bigger than they should be. We the people take just as much of the blame for focusing on these events that are irrelevant. At the end of the day, we need to realize that Kanye proposing to Kim does not affect what happens to us. In short, the paparazzi need to calm down and let these celebrities live their lives in peace. As for us, we all need to recognize what is important in life and put an emphasis on that as opposed to celebrity news.

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Cold weather coming soon Kimberlyn Bailey Staff Writer If you’re new to Oswego, you’ve probably heard a few well-intended warnings about the coming winter. Now that it’s beginning, you may worry that it will actually live up to all the hype. I’ve now survived 20 of them, and I’ve learned a few things along the way. First, the obvious stuff. Dress warm. I don’t mean NYC-warm. I mean marshmallow man warm. The next time your parents visit, show them this article before you go shopping, and return with winter gear. Don’t forget serious gloves, a hat, wool socks, and boots that handle icy snow, and jackets that are a size too big for all the layers you’ll be wearing. At Oswego State, winter is a time when function trumps fashion. There are only a few days when you will need all this to move between campus buildings. The main reason to invest in proper winter gear is to be able to comfortably spend long stretches of time outside. You see, your instinct will be to shut yourself into your warm room/apartment. It’s quite natural, but also a recipe for going stir-crazy. You can’t stop being active just because it’s winter. If you haven’t been using the gym on campus, winter is the time to start. You may also want to explore the many nearby opportunities for cross-country skiing. Even trudging through the snow and shoveling your driveway can be fun and therapeutic, but only if you’re wearing gear in which you’re cozy. If you commute to campus, you should know that Oswego State often refuses to announce class cancellations until the very last minute, at which point you may be stuck in traffic and buried in snow. If you

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have far to drive, there might be a day or two when the trip just isn’t worth it. You’ll get used to seeing cars that are unable to make it up an icy hill, or stuck pathetically in various roadside ditches. Avoiding their fate requires using good judgment and getting snow tires. If you live in an apartment where you don’t control the heat, get an electric blanket and a hot water bottle. If you want to rent a place in the future, look for an apartment with heat and hot water included in the monthly rent. There are few things more luxurious during an Oswego winter than a thermostat and shower temperatures that are adjustable at no additional cost to you. It’s not as difficult as you think to get ready for the lake-effect snow and wind. It can even be fun. With a thick layer of fresh snow, Oswego transforms from drab to magical. But the real dark side of the lake effect is the darkness it brings. For the next four months, most of our days will be spent under a menacing layer of thick clouds. That, together with the early sunsets and a preference for staying indoors, is a perfect recipe for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). You might not notice it sapping your energy and enthusiasm, but over months, the effects can add up. If you suspect that the winter darkness is getting to you, The Mayo Clinic reports that 50-80 percent of SAD symptom sufferers claim to fully recover after exposing themselves to light from a full spectrum bulb like a light box, with open eyes for 30 minutes each day. Regular exercise and activity will also help a lot with symptoms. Don’t succumb to the temptation to hibernate and hide out. Over time, that will break your spirit and destroy your productivity. Keep doing stuff with friends, stay active, and find something fun to do with all the snow that will soon blanket Oswego. The most miserably cold winter in my memory wasn’t the one that hit the lowest temperatures, or even the one that had the most snow. It was the one for which I didn’t heed my own advice. If you follow these tips, winter won’t be so bad.



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Events Calendar Friday, Nov. 8 through Friday, Nov. 15

Art Exhibit: “Painterly Prints” Date: Friday, Nov. 8 Time: 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Location: Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street WNYO Urban music showcase Date: Friday, Nov. 8 Time: 7-9 p.m. Tickets: $5 Location: Ballroom, Hewitt Union Faculty Art Exhibitions Date: Saturday, Nov. 9 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Tyler Art Gallery, Tyler Hall Film Screening: A story of floating weeds Date: Saturday, Nov. 9 Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets: $18, $5 for students Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall Planetarium Show Date: Sunday, Nov. 10 Time: 7-8 p.m. Location: Shineman Center, second floor Concert: Vocal Array Date: Sunday, Nov. 10 Time: 3-4:30 p.m. Location: Auditorium, Campus Center Talk: Writer Cynthia Bishop Date: Monday, Nov. 11 Time: 3-4:30 p.m. Location: Auditorium, Campus Center “Graphic Flash 2” Art Exhibit Date: Tuesday, Nov. 12 Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Location: Auditorium, Campus Center

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Eminem’s extensive career has spanned three decades, including sales of over 100 million records and the first Academy Award win for a rapper. The announcement that Eminem was working on a new album in 2012 sent the Internet into a state of nervous bliss. Due to past album releases, some met with praise and others leaving listeners unsatisfied, the intrigue concerning “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” was high. While Eminem fans argue his status more deity than rapper, the question remains who showed up on this album, the rap god Eminem claims to be or the pedestrian who released “Recovery & Relapse.” The first track, “Bad Guy,” starts the album with a subtle bang. The song functions as a sequel to “Stan” from “The Marshall Mathers LP” in the perspective of Stan’s little brother, Mitchell, who is seek-

ecution that fans of Eminem have missed. “Rhyme or Reason” features Eminem departing from the harsh verses for a lighter, toned song which executive producer, famed Rick Rubin, samples the hit song, “Time of the Season,” by The Zombies. Rick Rubin’s influence grows more apparent on “Legacy” and “Bezerk,” the lead single, as Eminem raps over beats that are reminiscent of The Beastie Boys. Both songs manage to hold listener’s attention while succeeding in mixing in a raw, yet refined sound to the album. Eminem restates his claim as a higher-being in rap with third single, “Rap God.” The song features six minutes of Eminem’s frantic and highpaced lyricism to a techno beat which stands out as the strongest raw rap track on the album. After this song, Eminem’s attempts to emulate the ghosts of his past with “Brainless.” This song comes off flat and sets the album into lull. “The Monster” falls in line with this slowdown,

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ty and his past. The next track, also produced by Rubin, brings Eminem and Kendrick Lamar on a catchy beat influenced by an oldies sample. This song brings out both rappers’ energetic and eclectic styles and gives a glimpse of the benefits both artists will receive with

Lamar’s signing to Eminem’s label, Shady Records. “Headlights,” the album’s penultimate, features Nate Ruess, (Fun). This song sticks out as the most emotionally provocative and overall best of the album. Eminem sends a heartfelt thank you and “I’m sorry” to his mother, who has been the constant topic of many of his songs over the years. Without abusing the listeners’ attempts at his old glory, Eminem manages to put together a strong album. With a large amount of credit due to Rick Rubin, Eminem flexes some versatility while still showing, without much conviction, why he is one of rap’s best MC’s.

“Moon Landing,’ released on Tuesday is an upbeat album that exemplifies Blunt’s style. It is rife with lyrics of love and loss, giving it the raw confessional style that we all associate with Blunt. The album opener, “Face the Sun,” opens up in a somber way. This is the perfect placement of this song because it fits the general feel of this album and launches the listener into the coming-of-age songs that follow. His first single off the album, “Bonfire Heart,” is an upbeat poetic love song that touches on not only the love one can feel for someone, but the fear that goes along with it. The second track off the album is “Satellites.” This is an upbeat song in which James Blunt is questioning whether we’ve become satellites in focusing on things that don’t

matter, such as seeing people on music videos, movies, etc. The third track off the album is called “Heart to Heart,” and is yet another upbeat track oabout troubles in a relationship, yet despite all the turmoil,the lines say, at the end of the day love trumps all. The eighth track off the album is “Bones.” This is a liberating song. If you’re ever questioning any aspect of life, this song is a great pick to listen to, offering inspiration at a fast pace. It will be interesting to see how this album’s success compares his debut album “Back to Bedlam,” released Oct. 4, 2005. They are opposites in their sounds. “Back to Bedlam” is more somber and “Moon Landing” being more upbeat; however, their quality is identical. The only difference is that “Moon Landing” was a little bit more mature.

It’s this sort of inventiveness and creative execution that fans of Eminem have missed.”

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Film: Kebab Connection Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13 Time: 7-9 p.m. Location: Auditorium, Campus Center Concert: Bora Yoon Date: Frday, Nov. 15 Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets: $15, $5 Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall

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though it features Rihanna and gives listeners hope for another smash collaboration like “Love The Way You Lie.” In reality, the song fails to add any depth to the album and seems destined for a top 40 radio station. Rick Rubin’s touch can be found once again toward the end of the album and serves as saving grace. “So Far…” uses Joe Walsh’s song “Life’s Been Good,” and follows Eminem through a rant about annoyances with being a celebri-

James Blunt returns after a short break from making music with his fourth studio album, “Moon Landing.” This album

followed one that received lukewarm reviews. “Some Kind Of Trouble,” which was released on Nov. 8, 2010.

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M.I.A. reaffirms artistic individuality Ronel Puello Asst. A&E Editor

M.I.A., aka Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, is a testament to globalism being a positive thing for music. The influences that make up her musical mélange are just as kaleidoscopic as her visual image. Her sound is characterized by its completely unpretentious production style, while still boasting a wealth of influences from around the world that make you forget what country you’re in while listening to it. There are the boom-bap drums from 90s hip-hop, the reggae and dancehall-style of lyricism, punk rock social criticism and the everpresent references to the culture and the music of the Indian subcontinent. The album’s title of “Matangi” is not only a reference to M.I.A.’s real name, but also the name of an Indian goddess which she took on as a muse during the production of the album. “Matangi” is way past overdue, after many rumored disputes with her record label over how radiofriendly her fourth album would be after the financial and critical

disappointment of her 2010 album “Maya.” Many people often forget that the smash short film and music video for “Bad Girls” came out over a year ago, leaving even the most zealous of fans wondering if there was anything in “Matangi” to get excited about at all. This is M.I.A. at her best, in her zone and performing beautifully under pressure. The music on “Matangi” is daring and entirely unapologetic. The album starts off with an M.I.A. staple: chopped up samples of Bollywood soundtracks on “Karmageddon” leading into the sonic boom of the album’s title track. The lyrics are from the litany of countries which M.I.A. has traveled to and takes her influence from; a declaration that her art is worldwide. “Matangi” is an acid-filled matrimony of trap sensibilities and Indian drum circles. The tempo shift in this song is endemic to the album as a whole, but it is much less jarring on this track, and that makes it one of the strongest songs M.I.A. has put out in years. Songs like “Lights,” “Know It Ain’t Right,” “Exodus” and its rework “Sexodus” both featuring enigmatic Canadian R&B crooner The Weeknd, are all disappointing because they suffer from overlyindulgent production and end up

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going nowhere sonically. The album makes up for it awesomely by being packed to the brim with club-friendly bangers that are catchy as they are artistically bold. The aforementioned “Bad Girls” is doing a lot of good work on “Matangi,” along with “Double Bubble Trouble,” sounding like something that fell out of a Major Lazer album thanks to longtime producer/collaborator Switch. “Matangi” is a crazed collage, a mad dash by M.I.A. to get down her multicultural, multicolored musical experience on wax, though not as quickly as we thought it would be. It is beautifully imperfect, rough around the edges, challenging to its listeners and M.I.A. wouldn’t have it any other way.

Upcoming WNYO free student concert Peter J. Hanley Contributing Writer If you happen to pass through the Campus Center this Saturday, you are sure to be in for a treat, thanks to WNYO. The student-run radio station will be hosting a free concert for all students starting at 5 p.m. The show is set to feature two bands: Atticus Finch and Afterthoughts. Both bands are composed of several Oswego State students. The headlining band, Atticus Finch, is no stranger to Oswego State. The band opened last year’s WNYO Punk Rock Show= and has been patiently waiting to rock audiences again. “We are very excited to play campus again,” said Patrick Malowski, lead singer of Atticus Finch and Oswego State senior. “Ever since the WNYO Punk Rock Show last semester, we have been talking about playing again in Oswego and it’s

finally happening.” Concert coordinator and WNYO Production Manager Steven Radford said that having Atticus Finch play the show just made sense. “Since Atticus Finch performed… last semester, they have been receiving more buzz on campus, and that will attract a lot of students to this show,” Radford said. While the band admits it would love a large crowd, Malowski insists the show is just an opportunity for the band, and everyone who comes, to have some fun. “As much as we would love a great turnout, it’s not about that,” Malowski said. “This show is about giving the students on campus a chance to see a live band on a Saturday for free.” While the concert will be welcoming back Atticus Finch, it will also serve to introduce those in attendance to Radford’s own band, Afterthoughts.

Formed earlier this year and following the release of a six-song EP, the concert is going to be Afterthoughts’ first full-band performance, Radford said. Although many bands may feel nervous playing their first show, Radford said that he is more excited about the concert. “We’re really glad that our first performance will be at Oswego and with our good friends Atticus Finch,” Radford said. Both Malowski and Radford are looking forward to putting on a show solely for the enjoyment. “I’m just excited to have this show for kids who like these bands and genuinely love music,” Radford said. Malowski is hoping that the free admission will encourage students to give a couple of new bands a try and enjoy an opportunity they may not otherwise have. “We love the idea that we may have people walk by the concert and stop in because they hear music,” Malowski said.

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Science fiction novel brought to life in Ford’s ‘Ender’s Game’ Maureen DiCosimo Staff Writer

For a movie that seems to be geared toward young adults, “Ender’s Game” deals with several complex issues, including genocide, violence and war. Based on the novels by Orson Scott Card, this science fiction film is set in the future after Earth was invaded by an alien species. The humans won because of one brave man’s actions that destroyed the mother ship of the aliens. Now, to prevent future attacks, the military started recruiting children for their superior ability to take in new information. The film follows Ender Wiggin, (Asa Butterfield, “Hugo”) a brilliant child prodigy with a hand for strategy and tactics. He quickly ascends the ranks to the top of his class and is made a commander. He is promoted by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford, “42”) who sees greatness in him. There is a lot of moral ambiguity to Graff and what

he does in the film, making him an interesting and complex character. It’s nice seeing Ford back in space and he’s in top form here, playing all aspects of the character really well. Other mentors for Ender are his sister, Valentine (Abigial Breslin, “The Call”), Major Gwen Anderson (Viola Davis, “Prisoners”), Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley, “Iron Man 3”) and Petra (Hailee Stienfeld, “True Grit”). Each of these characters has a hand in shaping who Ender is and how he deals with the challenges put upon him. While at what they call battle school, the children are separated into teams where they play a game similar to paintball or laser tag. The game is interesting, as it is done in zero gravity and is visually stunning and interesting to watch. It’s also an interesting way to get into Ender’s strategic mind and give the audience a glimpse into how he thinks. The main cast is incredible, each bringing something different to the film. Butterfield’s perfomance is impressive for someone so young. Having to portray this genius character, spouting all the techni-

Photo provided by Asa Butterfield shines alongside Harrison Ford, in “Ender’s Game” in his portrayal of child prodigy and savior, Ender Wiggin.

cal futuristic lingo and also giving it emotional resonance could not have been easy. Butterfield nails it and shows his potential as an actor. The rest of the cast is rounded out with a lot of child actors and some of them do a fine job. Others leave a bit to be desired, and that can pull someone out of the movie a bit. It’s difficult with such a young cast to get everyone up to par. There’s also the problem that many of the bullies in the movie are cliché and the acting comes off as mediocre, as its been done before.

“Ender’s Game” is an interesting science fiction film with thought-provoking concepts. The acting is well done, and it’s welldirected by Gavin Hood (“X-men Origins: Wolverine”). He brings this world to life and in such a broad scope. The beginning does feel a little rushed in trying to get Ender to battle school. There are things that are glossed over that would have explained or enhanced some plot points. There is also an amazing twist near the end of the film that is

shocking. It’s just so well done and most will not see it coming. It’s an amazing moment and gives Ford and Butterfield their best moments in the film. There is some controversy over the film involving author Card’sI comments against homosexual-S ity, which may impact people’sl decision whether or not to see the film. It’s a shame that such a terrific science fiction film has been clouded by this controversy. On its own merits, this is a strong film with first-rate acting and an interesting premise.

Lavigne attemps to hold onto youth, produces worst album yet

Photo provided Avril Lavigne’s self-titled album shows the artist’s lack of maturity in her music.

Riley Ackley Staff Writer When Avril Lavigne hit the music scene at age 17, she was an instant hit for rebellious teens everywhere.

From “Complicated” to “I’m With You,” the young singer’s song were filled with angst. The release of her

second album furthered her fame. She went on to release three more albums, all of which were met with relative success. Now, two years after her fourth studio album “Goodbye Lullaby” hit shelves, Lavigne’s newest self-titled album seems irrelevant. Lavigne does not mature her sound. Though she is just getting further and further past her prime, she attempts to pass for the 17-year-old she once was. At this point, she is beating a dead horse. It is not so much that the lead single off of her album, “Here’s To Never Growing Up,” is bad, it is moreso that when taking into account similar tracks from her previous albums, the song is not anything special. It certainly has an anthem feel and hopes to have young people rallying behind it, but there is no new development and, as a consequence, the song flops. There is something almost pathetic about the song “Bad Girl,” which features Marilyn Manson. The song is angry and aggressive. Lavigne’s interlaced shouting is paired with that of the now mid-40s Manson. The song comes off as presenting everything that Lavigne wants to still be.

“You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” is yet another example of Lavigne pretending that she is still some lesserknown, angsty, Converse-wearing teenager. Unfortunately for her, she is not 17 anymore. As she sings “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet,” she tries telling listeners that there is more to come from her, but there is the persistent nagging feeling that listeners have seen everything Lavigne has to offer. And if this song is supposed to be Lavigne telling us that she will continue to offer more, this song does not prove it. From “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet,” it is clear that Lavigne has experienced little development. In contrast, the third single “Let Me Go,” is a diamond buried in this relentlessly tiring album. The song features her new husband and Nickelback frontman, Chad Kroeger, and is one of two saving graces for Lavigne’s album. It is emotionally moving and is everything that a mature Lavigne could be. It is angsty, but in an adult way. If the rest of “Avril Lavigne” shared this sound, then maybe the resulting record would be more compelling. The other saving grace on the album is “Falling Fast.” Its simplistic

sound, which showcases Lavigne’s vocal inflections seamlessly, is near beauty. In an album which relies on not growing up, this song will give hope to listeners who wish to see her mature. It is a loving piece of work that deserves recognition. There are two other songs on “Avril Lavigne” that, for Lavigne’s sake, are at least average. The first, “Give You What You Like,” and the other, “Hush Hush,” are listenable. Between the two of them, they provide some substance to the more unfortunate songs on the album. Both have potential, but are ultimately forgettable. Unfortunately, for Lavigne, the good songs on “Avril Lavigne” are few and far between. With only a couple gems, it would seem that Lavigne is out of things to sing about. With the exception of a few songs, the record is her half-hearted attempt at maintaining a career in music. Perhaps if the album was more mature, rather than a return to her “Sk8er Boy” days, the album would be able to push her into a new direction. Lavigne may sing “Here’s To Never Growing Up,” but maybe it is time for her to.

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Rising Student Artist: Bobby Chuck seeks to break rap mold

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rRaised in Huntington, N.Y., Bobby Chuck will release his album in April of 2014. sIssack Cintron his desire to succeed and his lack of -Staff Writer fear when it comes to failure. His goal is not to gain the money, e the fame and the perks that come with - When I sat down with junior Rob the fame. Instead, it means more to nDezendorf, known as his stage name him to gain the opportunity to make n“Bobby Chuck,” I was greeted by the an impact in society while changing ginfamous black and white poster of the culture we currently live in, both nMuhammad Ali standing over Sonny musically and socially. “Will Rhyme for Food” is the Liston and the caption, “First minute, title of Bobby Chuck’s yearlong projfirst round” in bold white letters. To most people, that caption is ect that is expected to be completed nothing more than a caption, but in by April 2014. The idea of achieving eyes of Bobby Chuck, those words his goal even if it means doing it all represent him. It’s because of that by himself does not faze him as he very caption that Bobby Chuck writes, records, mixes, masters and wrote his song “1 Minute 2 Go Off,” produces all of his own work. When in which he introduces himself, who it comes to the album’s concept, Bobhe is and what he’s about in just a by Chuck gave me the insight. “Just as a homeless man would minute of rapping. From talking to Bobby Chuck, one can pick up on his offer to work for food, I am just as eadetermination and his passion for the ger to show the world that I can make hip-hop and rap game along with all a difference and help people through music, but what stands out most is my music. I’m hungry to show you

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how much I want this, and what I’ve got,” he said. The album’s sound is very unique and eccentric. The styles of old school jazz, soul and funk are blended with a modern flare of music. Production is one of his strong points, and his strongest impact comes from his knowledge and appreciation of the roots of hip-hop and rap, which separates him from the imitators. “There are so many people who get into the hip-hop, rap game with a general knowledge of modern mainstream music who think they know about its history but they have barely scratched the surface,” he said. “To me, you need to really do your homework and dig deep into the roots of hip-hop and rap to understand its purpose and culture, otherwise you’ll just disrespect and ruin it.” Bobby Chuck definitely does not disrespect or ruin the hip-hop game in “Will Rhyme for Food.” He hits the nail on the head. Along with that old and new school blend on the album, he explores a lyrical adventure that proves his self-proclaimed “storytelling” style very much true. His lyrics display a wide variety of emotions, highlighting his personal struggles and life lessons. It is crucial for each song to have a concept. He avoids the “musical clichés” that we have become familiar with, such as “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” or “Started from the bottom now we’re here,” Those clichés come off as very boring and even played out to Bobby Chuck. He said he is inspired to create a major change of pace to the old stories in music in his lyrics. Bobby Chuck hails from a very musical background where both his mother and grandmother were singers. His mother was offered a record

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deal by Warner Music Group to sing country music but declined the offer, while his grandmother sang professionally in New York City. She even performed numerous duets with Frank Sinatra. As a result of these musical roots, he has essentially become a jack of all trades, picking up instruments such as the piano, trumpet, drums and much more. The stage name “Bobby Chuck” comes from his father, Robert, (“Bobby”) and his grandfather Charles, (“Chuck”). He describes his stage persona as a story teller, a real person, and someone who stands among his peers and seeks to empower them, rather than stand above them. Bobby Chuck has Low Latent Inhibition, which means he processes concepts, people and images, so accurately that he is able to notice small changes that would normally go unnoticed by others. He uses this to its fullest extent, using this to his advantage when it comes to writing his music. Writing music the easiest part, for him as he can store so much in his memory prior to writing it down on paper. He said that when he returns to his hometown of Huntington, N.Y., this winter, he will wrap up the lyric process of “Will Rhyme for Food” fairly quickly. One song Bobby Chuck has been focused on recently is “Animal House,” named after the movie of the same name. The song has been in production for over six months and includes a speech from the movie which he says represents himself. The concept of “Animal House” is a rebellion agaisnt those who are trying to keep people down and is another statement track from Bobby Chuck, about the message of the song. “This is what I’m doing. you can

jump on the bandwagon and be with it, or you can get out, because I can’t let fear hold me or those close to me back,” he said. It is no secret to Bobby Chuck that that Caucasian hip-hop artists have been branded with negative labels, with the exceptions of Eminem, Beastie Boys, Macklemore and MC Serch, yet when asked about his view on the topic, he said he believes that there is “a place for white rappers as long as they respect the history and contribute to the culture.” “Hip-hop is about the feeling it gives you. Race becomes irrelevant when the music makes you feel good,” he said. The 21-year-old Oswego State student certainly has set the bar high when it comes to his goals and aspirations. A self-proclaimed “hip-hop nerd,” he is determined to make an impact on the hip-hop game by taking his audience old school while bringing in the new school. “I want to give my story to help others with theirs and know they are not alone,” Bobby Chuck said. “I’m not your typical ‘drugs, money, women’ rapper. I’m that chill, feel good, introspective guy who loves to make music that really means something.” Bobby Chuck doesn’t believe luck is a factor when it comes to his music career. It’s all on pure will to succeed and the desire to make a difference in the world. “I’m pure, real, and most of all, hungry,” Bobby Chuck said. Keep a lookout for Bobby Chuck’s debut album “Will Rhyme for Food.” In the meantime, you can like him on Facebook (Bobby Chuck Raps) or follow him on Twitter (@BobbyChuckRaps).



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Comics & Games Cre ati ve Writing Geminds By Amanda Bintz

Geminids By Amanda Bintz It was 29 degrees outside the first time I saw a meteor shower. I put on a hat, gloves with wool mittens over them, three pairs of socks and boots, and sat on my front porch. It didn’t start to feel below-freezing cold until I’d been still for a while. I could see my breath. I couldn’t feel my toes. I knew when the shower was supposed to start, but I didn’t know what time it was—I had to put my phone away so I could see the stars. The patch of sky I stared at got darker and darker as my eyes adjusted. The whole sky was a black sheet suspended over a dripping faucet, darkness deepening and spreading as the water saturated. The darker it got, the more stars appeared out of the black. I felt that if I stared long enough, I’d see those stars’ roiling, flaming surfaces. I’d see the milky-white edge of our galaxy, the many-hued clouds of gases and dust brought together by gravity, expelled from exploding stars a billion years ago. From deep within them, I’d see the pure lights shining from the babies in those cosmic cradles as they converted their first hydrogen into helium. It’d all be there, all layered in the same sky, as if I were seeing all the magnifications of a slide under a microscope at once. We understand the stars as still, just as we once did the

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Earth. I still do, deep down, feel like the Sun and Moon revolve around the Earth. It looks as true now as it did when it was fact. None of us can comprehend the motion of the Earth in as real a way as we can the apparent motion of the Sun and the Moon. We can watch the Sun and Moon set and rise with our own eyes in one evening, but we can’t feel the Earth spinning. We know the stars move, but we’ve never seen it happen. So when I saw what looked like a star streaking across the static sky—blink, and you’d really miss it— it was startling. I knew they were meteors, that meteors are not at all like stars, but through my eyes they looked the same. They looked like feeling the Earth move. At 4 a.m., when I was pretty sure I had a mild case of hypothermia and frostbite seemed like a real possibility, I went back inside. Or I tried to, anyway. My dad had shut and locked the front door when he came downstairs at 3 a.m. for his coffee. He heard me banging on it and, blurry and bewildered, let me inside before the cold could do me in. I wanted to run upstairs and burrow under my coverlet, piling on the blankets until the warmth had no choice but to stay with me. But first, I pressed myself up against the screen door, my nose smudging the frosty glass, and waited for one last shooting star.

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Cancer (June 22 - July 22):

A friend or acquaintance may come to you with a problem that you disagree with. Don’t lie: tell your friend the truth, even if it may hurt. Your friend should expect you to tell the truth and you should oblige. The best friendships are based on the truth, so don’t be afraid to do what’s right.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22):

Your daily routine may be thrown out of whack this week, but that may not be a bad thing. Change will be good for you, so try to give everything a chance. It may seem overwhelming at first, but if you stay with it, you may be happy with the results.

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sep. 22): You may be in the spotlight more than usual, as you will be relied upon for help from friends and family. With everybody seeking your help, things

BY Z Ach Gewelb may get a bit overwhelming, but remember to try and do whatever you can to help. It’s always good to have a friend’s back.

Libra (Sep. 23 - Oct. 23): This may be a very emotional week for you. You may be forced to deal with issues that you may not be ready to handle on your own, so ask for help. Don’t try to deal with everything by yourself. There’s always someone out there who can help.

Scorpio (Oct. 24 - Nov. 21):

You may not have been happy with a friend recently, but you kept it to yourself. You may feel the urge to confront this friend, but take a minute to think about what’s bothering you. You may find that the issue is not as big as you think. Try to work through the issue on your own.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21):

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You may find that everything has gone your way recently. Don’t get cocky and brag about your success, as things may be set to turn around quickly. Your personal and social life may not go your way, but stay true to yourself.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18):

You may not be sure how to handle what has become an emotional issue for you, but don’t worry, you just need to ask for advice. Go to your friends and you may find the answer you are looking for.

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1889 – Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state. 1921 – Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to photoelectrics. 1966 – Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts became the first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate. 2000 – In Florida, a statewide recount began to decide the winner of the 2000 U.S. presidential election.

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