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A crepe restaurant with recipes all the way from Normandy? You bet. See Page B6 to see what they’re serving up.
Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 • Vol 89 Issue 5
UP officer awarded for contributions By Brian Molongoski news editor
prises are there?” Light asked with a laugh. For his nearly 20 years of experience and contributions in promoting bicycle patrols and safety in both community and police settings, Light was recognized for his work with three separate awards in the Cardinal Lounge Wednesday. As part of his promotion of bike safety, Light has worked with Safe Kids Adirondack to
For the third time in just a few minutes, Plattsburgh State University Police Officer Robert Light walked to the front of the Cardinal Lounge to receive yet another award. Though he was expecting one award, he wasn’t expecting two more. “There aren’t any more sur-
initiate bicycle safety and helmet fitting programs for thousands of children throughout the North Country. He’s also raised thousands of dollars for various charities through his bike riding events. In May, Light received the New York State Bicycle Coalition’s 2013 Law Enforcement Bicycling Champion Award, making him the first individual police officer to receive the award.
Other recipients of the award include the City of Rochester and the Capital District Transportation Authority. University Police officially recognized Light for the award Wednesday. “That’s no small feat,” University Police Chief Arlene Sabo said. Additionally, and to his surprise, Light received the New York State University Police Pro-
fessional Service Award for his service as the department’s lead firearms instructor, bike patrol instructor, bike safety expert and community police officer. Light will receive state-wide recognition for the award later this year by SUNY Central Administration. Lastly, Light was given an official New York State Assembly
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Students face court appearance
By Stanley Blow III editor-in-chief
Two Plattsburgh State students have been arrested after they apparently broke into a house and attempted to steal electronics from the family who lived there, according to Plattsburgh City Police. City Police Chief Desmond Racicot said PSUC students Anthony DiBenedetto and Jacques Fair allegedly broke into a Morrison Avenue home around 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 22, stole electronics and other items and began loading the family’s car when a barking dog alerted neighbors to their presence. Racicot said one of the house’s residents woke up and noticed the electronics missing. She then went outside and noticed the car had been keyed. Upon seeing the car door was ajar, she found the missing electronics inside. He said that according to the police report, the students ran when confronted by uniformed officers. Both students were found down the road and were identified as the suspects. DiBenedetto and Fair were apprehended and charged with burglary second degree — which is a class C felony — and grand larceny fourth degree — a class E felony — Racicot said. “These are serious felonies,” he said. Class C felonies are one step below such crimes as first degree manslaughter and rape in the first degree, according to New York state law. The law also states the average penalty for burglary second degree is a one- to 15year prison sentence, and the penalty for grand larceny fourth degree is an average seven-year sentence. However, these sentences may differ should Fair or DiBenedetto be found guilty. In addition to these felonies, Fair was charged with possession of stolen property fifth degree, a class A misdemeanor, and DiBenedetto was charged with a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana. As of Thursday afternoon, the city court had no bail affidavit on file for the
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PSUC to use reserve funds next year By Brian Molongoski news editor
Plattsburgh State will have to tap into the school’s million dollar piggy bank to put an ease on spending for the 2014-15 academic year. A chunk of the school’s reserve fund, which will contain approximately $5.7 million by the end of this coming spring, will be used to satisfy $1.8 million in contractual salary increases for PSUC employees. PSUC Vice President of Business Affairs John Homburger said the salary increases were anticipated. However, Budget Officer Clark Foster said the state will
not be paying for the increases, making PSUC absorb the costs. Though the salary increases puts a strain on campus spending, Homburger assured the situation can be handled. “It’s manageable,” Homburger said. “As we’ve always done, we always tried to look out as far as we can and anticipate what could be coming at us and try to sort out the real and the rumor.” Homburger said the college hasn’t consistently tapped into the reserve fund, and much more has had to be used in the past than what’s needed for next year. However, he said using those funds for salary expenses does
slow PSUC’s developmental pace. “The frustration of it is that it slows us down from strategic initiatives and planning … rather than moving forward at a pace we would like to move at,” Homburger said. Still a looming financial threat to PSUC and other SUNY schools is the financial situation at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which is still losing millions every month. Homburger said it’s difficult to keep up with what’s going on at the medical center because of the distance between PSUC and New York. “In our case, we don’t really
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Does the government shutdown serve as a necessary learning experience for younger generations? Check out the editorial on Page A7.
Plattsburgh State women’s soccer coach Karen Waterbury will be coaching against her daughter when the team travels to Oswego Friday. Page B1.
Food in the classroom
Is eating in the classroom inappropriate behavior, or should it be allowed? Check out this week’s headto-head on Page A6.
A new smartphone app allows for students to see what’s on the dining hall menus while on the go. Page A4.
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Getting some perspective
“Cabaret Night” show will be held tonight and tomorrow from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Black Box Studio Theatre, located in Myers Fine Arts Building. Tickets are available at the door, priced $2 for S.A. students and $5 for general admission. The show is presented by the College Theatre Association.
Kids’ Nite Out fun for whole family
Children’s entertainer Red Grammer is slated to perform in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall. Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The performance is presented by Kaleidoscope. Afterward, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., children ages 5-13 are invited to Kids’ Nite Out in Memorial Hall. Activities include sports, games, swimming and arts and crafts. Cover charge is $10 per child. Contact coach Cheryl Cole at 564-4147 or email@example.com if you are interested in more information.
Professor to present workshop on hearing, speech disorders
Nan Bernstein Ratner, professor and chair of the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park, will present a workshop on recent findings in speech fluency development and disorders Monday in the Warren Ballrooms from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop, titled “Evidence-based Practices in Fluency Assessment and Treatment,” will allow for translation into immediate application for the assessment and treatment of stuttering as well as for family and patient counseling.
Book signing and reading Tuesday
J.L. Torres, author of “The Family Terrorist and Other Stories”, will be doing a reading and book signing Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m in the Krinovitz Auditorium.
An evening with Holocaust survivor
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Multicultural Alliance are sponsoring an evening with Holocaust survivor Louise Lawrence-Israels. This presentation will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium. Lawrence-Israels, born in Haarlem, Netherlands, in 1942, will give an account of her family’s experiences as Jewish refugees during and after World War II. For more information regarding this event, contact Allison Swick-Duttine at 564-4825 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of the federal government shutdown, the event may be cancelled.
Visual Artist Series presentation to be given in Yokum Wednesday night
Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick will give a presentation on photography and installation Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in 202 Yokum. This is a part of the Visual Artist Series.
Gas leak causes Kehoe shutdown
Wednesday morning, a refrigerator leak caused an evacuation of the Kehoe Administrative building. The gas leak was identified as M099, a type of refrigerant. The Plattsburgh Fire Department responded and the building was evacuated. The building was cleared of the gas and brought back online at 12:30 p.m.
SUNY News SUNY campuses to split research funds ALBANY— Seven research projects involving 10 SUNY campuses will split nearly $700,000 in state funding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced Wednesday that each project will receive up to $100,000 from the SUNY Research Collaboration Fund. The fund supports research collaborations among state campuses as part of the SUNY system’s strategic plan. The projects being funded include cancer detection and treatment research being conducted at four upstate and downstate campuses, and climate change analysis being done at the University at Albany and the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Other SUNY campuses receiving the funding: College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany, Stony Brook University, the University at Buffalo, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, Brockport, Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, Binghamton and Potsdam.
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Gender and Women’s Studies Program Director at Saint Michael’s College Patricia Delaney discusses Gender and Ethnic Identity and Upheavel in Timor-Leste. Patricia discussed the history of Timor-Leste and her time there.
Talk series making return
Book readings expose local author’s work to students By Reggianie Francois staff writer
An old man from the local community reads aloud an excerpt from a novel as a young student lets the imagery and characters fill her senses. The circle of writers, young and old, listen quietly, let the words sink in. Local writers gather once a month in Feinberg Library to read from their works in what is called Word Thursdays. “I find it to be festive. It’s literature fun,” said Elizabeth Cohen, assistant professor in the English department at Plattsburgh State and one of the writers that will be at Word Thursdays this month. “It’s an effort to pump up our writing arts program.” Both experienced and young writers often act out scenes from plays or those of local writers while enjoying open-mic and snacks. Published works range from poetry, fiction, and short stories. “It’s been a really big success,” Cohen said. “The program is only three semesters old, but it is galvanizing the activity of the writing arts program. We get to know our students outside the classroom, and they can get to know us out of the classroom.” Last spring, the series spotlighted Walt Whitman’s “Songs of Myself.” Cohen said it was fun because Word Thursdays integrates students and professors into a casual setting rather than a classroom setting.
WORD THURSDAYs SCHEDULE • Elizabeth Cohen. 5 p.m. Oct. 10. Cohen will read from two recently published works, “What the Trees Said” and “The Hypothetical Girl.”
• Kristin Kimball. 5 p.m. Oct. 17. Kimball, the author of “The Dirty Life” and co-founder of Essex Farm, will read from her works.
• Kate Moses. 5 p.m. Oct. 24. Moses will read from a selection of her works including “Cakewalk,” “Wintering” and “Mothers Who Think.” • Community Poetry Reading of Dante’s “Inferno.” 5 p.m. Oct. 31. This program will feature an excerpt from the classic work. Cohen recently published two works, “The Hypothetical Girl,” a collection of short stories, and “What the Trees Said,” a compilation of poems. Both will be featured Thursday, Oct. 3. Kate Moses and Kristen Kimball are other writers that will par-
ticipate in Word Thursdays during October. People of the community will be reading Dante’s “Inferno” on the last Thursday of the series. Email Reggianie Francois at reggianie.francois@cardinal pointsonline.com
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Watch zumba fanatics have a blast in the Warren Ballrooms.
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Retired PSUC professor read from her book in Krinovitz Hall Sept. 25.
Ever been surprised by the wrong road to glory? Read about some experiences on Page B5.
In Issue 4 “Still Recovering,” there was no credit given to the provided photo on Page A1. Doug Yu took the photo. In Issue 4 “Gallery to feature Japanese prints,” the quote “They will bring their different perspectives in regards to the art” is incorrect. It should have read “Each panelist will bring their different perspectives to the discussion.” In the same story, Wilnkel Sculpture Garden is actually spelled Winkel. In the last sentence of the article, Samantha Bellinger’s name was mistaken for Susan Bellinger.
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THEFT: Court date pending From Page One
students. However, the Clinton Correctional Facility reported the students were not incarcerated in the state of New York at the time. The students are being held for another court appearance. DiBenedetto is scheduled to face the judge Oct. 16, and Fair has a court date set for Nov. 6. In addition to the criminal charges DiBenedetto and Fair are receiving, they are looking at college charges as well. Dean of Students Stephen Matthews said the
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Recovery through song
college is not able to release details on this particular case because the students did not give permission for the case to be released. When it comes to college charges, PSUC is not able to share details without the consent of the students involved. However, Matthews said, in cases like this, students would face judicial charges, and, depending on the outcome of a criminal trial, could face more severe penalties. Email Stanley Blow III at cp@cardinal pointsonline.com
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The Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir performs its final act during the choir’s “Taking it Back” event. Sept. 28. The event was held Sept. 28 to help raise money for the students who were displaced by the fire two weeks ago at 15 Couch St.
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friday, oct. 4, 2013
Dining on the go
Sept. 22 4 a.m. — Plattsburgh Police — City Police arrested Jacques Fair of 61E Wilson Hall and charged him with burglary second degree, grand larceny fourth degree and possession of stolen property fifth degree. He was held for arraignment at Plattsburgh City Court.
ers Fine Arts and the Fieldhouse. The alarms were reset. A service report was filed.
5:45 a.m. — Plattsburgh Police — City Police arrested a 17-year-old resident student and charged him with burglary second degree, grand larceny fourth degree and a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana. He was held for arraignment at Plattsburgh City Court.
8 p.m. — Various Buildings — University Police conducted fire drills at Wilson Hall, Moffitt Hall, Hood Hall, Mason Hall, Kent Hall and Macomb Hall. The alarms were reset, and a service report was filed.
1:08 p.m. — University Police — University Police received notification that City Police arrested two resident students for an off-campus incident. One student was charged with burglary second degree, grand larceny fourth degree and possession of stolen property fifth degree. The second student was charged with burglary second degree, grand larceny fourth degree, and unlawful possession of marijuana. service report and college charges were filed.
10:19 a.m. — Macomb Hall — University Police responded to Macomb Hall for a report of vandalism to and larceny from a vending machine. A crime incident report was filed.
Sept. 26 12:30 p.m. — University Police — A report was received that an off-campus student was assaulted by an ex-boyfriend at her apartment. The ex-boyfriend, who is not affiliated with the college, has been arrested by the Plattsburgh Police. A copy of the order of protection was obtained. A service report was filed.
11:44 p.m. — Whiteface Hall — University Police and heating plant personnel responded to a report of a person stuck in an elevator. The elevator was reset and one resident student got 8:59 p.m. — Banks Hall out. The elevator was placed — University Police ar- back into service. Service rerested Margaret Fleming port filed. of 21D Banks Hall for unlawful possession of mariSept. 27 juana. She was released 9:41 a.m. — Hawkins Hall upon an appearance ticket. — University Police and the Plattsburgh Fire DepartSept. 23 ment ambulance respond2:14 p.m. — University Po- ed to Hawkins Hall for an lice — A resident student off-campus student feeling reported laundry stolen dizzy and having difficulty from the Harrington Hall breathing. The student relaundry room Sept. 22. A fused transport to the hoscrime incident report was pital. A service report was filed. The laundry was acci- filed and forwarded to the dentally taken and has been Center for Student Health. returned. 6:41 p.m. — Adirondack Sept. 24 Hall — University Police 7 a.m. — University Police assisted the Clinton County — An employee reported a Sheriff’s Department with college-owned key was sto- locating a resident student len from her desk. A crime to issue them court paperincident report was filed. work. A service report was filed. 2:55 p.m. — Prospect Avenue — University Po- 10:12 p.m. — Whiteface lice arrested Joshua Todd Hall — University Police reof 231B Margaret St., and sponded to Whiteface Hall charged him with aggra- for a report of student stuck vated unlicensed operation in the elevator. Central Heatof a motor vehicle third de- ing Plant personnel were gree, uninspected vehicle able to reset the elevator and failure to obey traffic and release them. A service device. He was released on report was filed. tickets. Sept. 28 Sept. 25 12:55 a.m. — Clinton 9:04 a.m. — Various Build- Street — City Police arrestings — University Police ed Andrew Price of 21B Bell conducted fire drills at Clin- Road and charged him with ton Dining Hall, Algonquin criminal mischief third deDining Hall, Angell College gree. He was released upon Center, Memorial Hall, My- an appearance ticket.
This is the full police blotter. There are no more entries for this week.
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Plattsburgh State introduced a new app to provide menu choices at each dining facility on campus. With this app, there is also an events and feedback tab to interact with.
App allows for easy dining hall menu access By Daniel Stimpfle staff writer
phone. You have that app, and you can see what’s on the menus in all of the Detailed information dining facilities,” Rascoe about dining locations and said. nutritional information Rascoe said she has been from meals provided by getting positive responses Plattsburgh State facili- from students using App ties can be found On Campus since on smart phones its release by “We have with the “App Chartwells last On Campus,” had positive summer. an application feedback at “We have had that’s operated positive feedback dining by Chartwells at dining meetmeetings and designed by ings from stuRoaring Sky, Inc. from students dents who found The free ap- who found it it useful,” Rascoe plication, which noted. useful.” runs on mobile However, RosAmy Rascoe, devices operatcoe said many ing with either PSUC director students are still of marketing unaware that it’s Android 2.2 or iOS 5 operatavailable despite ing systems, campus-wide adprovides real-time up- vertising attempts. dates on dining hours, “There are still a lot of daily specials, events and students out there that are menus, which provide not aware of it,” Rascoe caloric and nutritional said. “I think the best is information on each item word of mouth from stubeing served. dents to each other as far For students with spe- as getting that informacific dietary needs, the tion there.” menus also feature a diet This semester, Rascoe filter that displays appro- plans to send users coupriate food items being pons for discounts and fee served for any food allergy add-ons at various dining or vegan and vegetarian facilities, which will be diet. effective during specific Director of Marketing hours. From Clinton DinAmy Rascoe, who updates ing Hall to Tim Horton’s, the app for PSUC, said she the coupons can be rebelieves it is a great con- deemed by showing the venience for students who coupon during the couare usually on the go. pon’s effective time. “You don’t have to be After downloading and sitting in front of a com- selecting the appropriate puter. You just have your school, the App On Cam-
To download the app: • In the app store, search “App On Campus” • Download the first one that shows up, which should be by RoaringSky Inc. • Enter “Plattsburgh - State University of New York” as the college and it will bring you to the home page • Use the tabs on the bottom to look for certain dining halls
pus application features a bottom navigation bar that allows the user to select between a specials list, events list, a feedback form and menus, which are organized by the dining facility. Under the feedback icon, the user can fill out a feedback form that allows the user to rate any dining facility and add comments, while the specials and events icon list the different events and food items being served in chronological order. Under the menu icon, a list of all dining facilities indicating which ones are open is displayed. When the user selects the facility they want, the next page features a list of every meal scheduled throughout the day at that facility and a calendar showing the month’s
schedule. From here, the user accesses the list of all food items, their nutritional facts and the diet filters. PSUC student Kaitlin Megie said she likes the application. “I think it’s a good idea, so I can plan out my day,” Megie said. PSUC student Chip White agreed it was a good idea, especially for those with food allergens. “My best friend is actually allergic to peanuts,” White said. “It would probably be useful for him.” PSUC student Kristin Marchisotto said the application seemed convenient. “I don’t want to have to walk far to find something I want,” Marchisotto said. Email Dan Stimpfle at dan.stimpfle@cardinal pointsonline.com
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Constitution changes discussed by SA execs By Maggie McVey associate news editor
Bastone said he felt the PSUC student body puts both SA senators and vice presidents in boxes, and being a The Plattsburgh State Student As- separate entity from both of those alsociation has undergone discussions lows him to bridge a gap between the regarding several possible changes SA and the rest of the student body. to the official group constitution. A “So with the way that I’m working, majority of these changes have been I feel that it would put me at a heavier introduced by SA Executive Vice disadvantage to make me a VP,” BasPresident Jake Vassello. tone said. During the SA executive meeting Executive members also said they Monday, Vassello suggested creat- felt the position of marketing direcing a new vice presidential posi- tor encompassed too many respontion. Instead of the current mar- sibilities and worked too many hours keting director position, Vassello per week to change the title to vice talked about creating the role of president. Vice President for Communications, The executive board also diswhich he said he felt would better cussed adding a new position, Vice encompass the duties President for Campus Deand responsibilities of velopment to the roster the position. and expanding the role “I feel that it “I feel that it could could erase some of Vice President for the erase some of the disArts to include such areas of the distance as studio art, theatre and tance that is between the marketing director that is between music. the marketing and the other vice presiPSUC Vice President dents,” Vassello said. director and the for Student Affairs While the vice presiBryan Hartman said he other vice dents at Monday’s could understand the presidents.” meeting said they liked desire to expand the Jake Vassello, the direction EVP VasVP for the Arts role, as SA executive sello was taking, they a fairly large portion vice president did not necessarily of both school, and SA agree with creating a funding goes into supnew position and abanporting art programs. doning the marketing director post. Though these amendments are Louis Bastone, current SA mar- simply suggestions at this point, keting director, was among those the SA will continue to discuss who did not agree with the sugges- them in order to get a better idea of tion of creating the new VP posi- what constitutional changes they tion. will actually make further into the “I think that my biggest advan- semester. tage is that I’m not a VP,” Bastone The SA executive board meets said. “That’s because, the fact that every Monday at 10:15 p.m. in the we were talking about bridging Alumni Conference Room, located the gap between me and the VPs, on the second floor of the ACC. The it’s good that I don’t have a precon- SA Senate meets every Wednesday ceived notion of my position from at 10:15 p.m. in the Warren Ballanother standpoint. The senators rooms, also on the second floor of don’t look at me in a specific way, the ACC. The meetings are open to [the vice presidents] don’t look at the public. me in a specific way, and the student body doesn’t look at me in a Email Maggie McVey at maggie. specific way.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Study abroad to improve financial aid relations By Sadie Cruz contributing writer
The offices of Global Education and Financial Aid at Plattsburgh State are working together to allow more students to study abroad. PSUC students are encouraged by both the Global Education office and the financial office to go on study abroad trips while they still can. PSUC has 12 study abroad programs in Antarctica, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, England, Germany, Kazakhstan, Outdoor leadership programs, Spain, Switzerland and United States (National Student Exchange). “One of the priorities of the college to give student experiential learning, real world experience learning experiences like internships and study abroad,” Financial Aid Director Todd Moravec said. With that in mind, Moravec noted that “the federal government does not give out additional free money solely because of your choosing to do an optional study abroad program.” The financial aid office doors are open to all students who want a realistic view on their financial options for their trips. One-on-one consultations are preferred because every student’s financial situation is different, and these consultations will make or break the decision to study abroad. The financial aid for studying abroad is the same as the state’s. Though there are additional costs that will not be covered by federal aid. Funding is awarded based on a student’s parent’s annual income, not on the student’s educational costs. If the college is more expensive, the students would have to take out federal or private loans. Students can also be eligible for grants and scholarships. Those grants are federal grants, Pell grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunities grants. Loans that can be taken out are federal, Stafford and Perkins loan and Parent PLUS Loans for Undergraduate Students. Scholarships offered are Federal Scholarships, like David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad, and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. “We have an open line of communication with the financial aid office … and I’m proud that that line of communication is there,” said Jamie Winters, manager of study abroad and exchanges.
Apply for Financial Aid
For Plattsburgh students • File an electronic FAFSA form by March 1. Have it sent to the financial aid office. • If you are accepted to a study abroad program, Plattsburgh state will send you a packet full of information. • Make an appointment with the financial aid office to go over the budget listed in the packet.
For non-Plattsburgh students
• If you don’t normally attend Plattsburgh State, you will need to fill out a consortium agreement. Your home institution’s office must forward this to PSUC.
The Global Education office works closely with the financial aid office on a scholarship committee, where they reward students who qualify for scholarships. Some of the awards include the Aschaffenburg University Scholarship, Dodie Giltz Family International Travel Award, the Rosenberg Pathways to Peace Awards, the Drs. Horace and Gail Judson Endowed Scholarship and Killam Fellowship for Study in Canada. Winters said PSUC has many generous foundations on campus that are available for scholarships to students, so the Global Education office wants students to get involved. “Our office is always looking forward to improve. We are open to feedback from students, we’re always looking for ways to improve,” Winters said. Email Cardinal Points at email@example.com
Student Association Soundoff A message from Student Association Marketing Director Louis Bastone
Open senate seat: If you are interested in being a senator for the Student Association you can get more information and pick up petitions in the Student Association office on October 7th. Voting will take place on October 11th at firstname.lastname@example.org. edu. Student Association Election date: Tuesday, November 12 2013. If anyone is interested in getting involved and running for a senate seat or vice president position in the Student Association elections are coming up. Please stop in the Student Association office on the second floor of the ACC for more information about how to run for these positions. FREE hot chocolate in front of the SA shuttle: Saturday, October 5th 2013 from 11AM2PM. There will be free hot chocolate served in front of the Student Association shuttle bus. If you are looking to get more information about the Student Association and how to get involved, stop by a senate meeting Wednesdays at 10:15 in the Cardinal Lounge located on the second floor of the ACC or come in and see us in the Student Association office.
Have a great week!
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friday, oct. 4, 2013
Eating in class distracts learning By Amanda Velez staff writer
— compiled by Anne Rathe
Almost every student has had that day where he or she wakes up late, jumps out of bed and books it to his or her morning class. When students busts through the door out of breath, he or she should feel relieved about making it to class on time. However, walking in to the smell of a fellow classmate’s breakfast, an everything bagel with sausage and eggs from Tim Horton’s, might make one feel defeated. I know I do when this happens. Not only does this make my mouth water, but now all I can think about is the meal I didn’t get to eat and the coffee I have to wait to drink. Now, my tummy will be grumbling
throughout the rest of the class. How inconsiderate of my fellow classmate. When the student finishes the meal, a loud crumple of the paper or bag will distract other students. When this student gets up to toss the remains, heads will most likely turn, and a few students will forget what sentence they were on. Even better, if the student tries to toss it in the trash can, the entire room anticipates the outcome as if it were Kobe Bryant making a shot before time is up. Eyes follow the trash as individuals prepare to release a sigh of relief if it enters or laughter if it misses. Then the student has to get up anyway to pick it up and toss it properly. This interrupts teachers and disrupts
students’ focus. The worst scenario is probably when someone eats inside a classroom full of computers. These rooms usually have an echo, and no one should be able to count how many crunches it takes for someone to finish a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos. I once counted 76, and he was three rows behind me. It’s also disgusting to hear someone suck off the leftover crumbs on his or her fingertips. Then, that person won’t get up to wash his or her hands, which means the keyboards will get sticky and germy. That’s just gross. Well, almost as gross as the stench of another student’s tuna fish sandwich. That smell is worse than a quarterback’s
socks after a long game and his sweaty B.O. combined. Thanks for stinking up the entire room and generating my urge to gag. I don’t even have a great sense of smell. I can only imagine how someone with a strong nose would feel. Besides the signs outside these rooms that say “No Food or Drinks Allowed,” students smuggle their little goodies like it’s the Hunger Games over here. On top of that, they never offer to share with those around them. I understand, and even empathize, for those whose schedules are so tight that they just don’t have enough time to eat, but eating in class is one of the rudest things a student can do. It’s also careless because you never know what your
peers are allergic to. Imagine that you bite into a Snickers bar or a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, the classmate sitting next to you breaks out into hives or his or her throat closes up because the person is allergic to peanuts. Talk about traumatizing. So, the next time you think about bringing food with you to class, realize it’s more than just the smells, the messiness or the sounds of your chewing, swallowing and slurping. The chomps on your sandwich and the twist of your bottlecap hold a lot more weight to those around you than you think. Email Amanda Velez at amanda.velez@cardinal pointsonline.com
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Students need grub to keep focused “The shuttle.”
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“Reserving at Clinton.”
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By Paige Passman staff writer
Most students don’t have time to grab breakfast in the morning, lunch during the day, or even dinner at night, so they bring food to their classes. Some professors allow them to eat during the class, and some don’t want anything to do with food in their classrooms. I have an 8 a.m. class every Tuesday and Thursday, which, for me is extremely early. Sometimes I don’t have time to eat breakfast, so I go to Campus Express and get a Pop-Tart to take to class. My professor doesn’t mind that I eat in class as long as I clean up. Knowing that I can come to class and eat instead of starving until
tunities Program Office (EOP office).”
Garesha Fergusom Sophomore Psychology
“Definitely the shuttle.”
that they can’t eat or drink in the classroom. That is understandable because of the fragile technology and the signs the school put up banning the entrance of any edible items. Professors will often put a rule on their syllabus telling students they are not allowed to have food or drinks in the classroom. It might be distracting to other people in the class when you are chewing or even getting the food out of a wrapper. Even though eating in class can be distracting, some students need breakfast so that they are able to function during that class and the rest of the day. According to GlobalPost. com, college students tend
to think that coffee is the best way to get an effective energy boost in the morning. Eating breakfast helps college students get an early start on their calcium and Vitamin D intake. Breakfast also improves cognitive functions, especially memory skills needed for exams. It also improves one’s blood glucose levels and mood. It allows students to concentrate more fully and prevent the tendency to overeat on later meals. Even grab-and-go healthy snacks help provide essential vitamins and fiber. As you can see, eating breakfast is an important part of the day. When you eat breakfast before a class, you’re more
likely to participate more in class. Some people don’t have the time to eat before class, so students bring breakfast, which is a good idea if they want to achieve more. Some students don’t have the time to eat breakfast in their rooms, and breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s important for some professors to let the students eat. It also is important to get the nutritious meal you need to stay focused on during the day. The right amount of nutritious meals a day could help a student achieve more in his or her school career. Email Paige Passman at paige.passman@cardinal pointsonline.com
To read the full story on classroom eating habits, see Page B8: “Food in class raises good, bad feelings.”
Don’t take candy from strangers By Brittany Shew opinions editor
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after my last class gives me the ability to stay focused during class. College classes can be anywhere from 50 minutes to three hours long. With their busy schedules, students can’t always make the time to sit down and eat before class. When you need to get to class on time and you’re starving, you have no choice but to grab a snack and munch on it during your lecture. Some professors don’t care that you eat or drink in class. They just want you to clean up after yourself and be respectful of your fellow classmates. However, some, like the ones that teach in the computer rooms in Yokum, are always telling their students
When I was young, I can remember my mom constantly telling me that cliché rule, “Don’t take candy from strangers.” Parents lovingly push that message onto their kids for years, and we hear it again when entering college, but it takes on a whole new meaning when we enter the adult world. How many times have you heard the advice, “Never take a drink from someone you don’t know,”? It’s shoved in our face with movies, pamphlets, articles and conversations. It’s everywhere. But how many of us are loyal to that rule? And how many of us think that these free party favors could be laced with something? In an article from USAToday.com, nearly 15,000 Americans were hospitalized after being drugged by someone else in 2009, according to a federal report. Obsessed with having copious amounts of fun, most will do anything to get a beer or a bong in their hands. College party necessities aren’t cheap, and students aren’t really rolling in dough. Throwing in a five here for a bottle of liquor and a ten there for a 30-rack, the bills fly from our wallets, and before we know it, we’re flat broke. That rule about never taking candy from strangers,” is out the door.
On a Friday or Saturday night, the thought of being trapped in your room with Netflix can be terrifying for some. There’s this mindset instilled our brains that the only thing that matters is music blaring from speakers and shaking your booty on a dance floor, and the next thing you know you’re taking a red Solo Cup from a sketchy stranger. We seem to forget about those horror stories that include a boy drinking so much he drowns in his own vomit or a girl getting drugged at a party. We wake up with splitting headaches and vomiting our guts out, but it could be much worse. Most of the time, I’d like to consider myself a level-headed woman that makes decent decisions, but I have been the victim of a Friday night gone horribly wrong because the need to blow off steam with friends was more important than saying no to a gravity bong. My Friday night started off bouncing around between friends houses. I consumed a few drinks, none of which I bought myself. As the night began to slow and the next stop was home, a twist in the plan landed my friends and I somewhere I had never been with people I had never met. After being offered what I thought was marijuana, I accepted, and within minutes, I was on the ground blinded by a kaleidoscope of colors, and my mind was turning into a
very scary, dark place. I could no longer speak, see or process what my friends were shouting at me, I lost control. Long story short: it had been a couple of hours that felt like days, and I had been through an out-ofbody experience, thinking I was dying and that I wouldn’t be waking up. Thoughts of my family friends raced through my head. I had been in an ambulance, a hospital, a cab and had police and doctors asking me questions. I woke up the next morning in my bed unable to remember most of the night, except a doctor telling me my alcohol level was below the legal limit and asking if I had been drugged. I can’t help but think of the choices I made in taking what from whom because, looking back, its mostly just a bunch of colors and a few faces. All I have to remember what happened is what friends tell me and a little hospital bracelet with my information on it. I’m paying for that night with paranoia, anxiety and a night light to get to sleep at night. It can be traumatizing. College students don’t realize the severity of breaking the golden rule about taking things from strangers because to the predator, it’s like taking candy from a baby. Email Brittany Shew at opinions @cardinalpointsonline.com
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Failure to compromise shuts down Gov’t We live in a country that was built upon a system where a two-sided debate was the best way to advance our free society. Just a few days ago, that system failed us. At midnight Oct. 1, the argument over whether the Affordable Care Act — more commonly known as Obamacare — would be passed into law came to an anticlimactic halt when lawmakers refused to come to a consensus. This caused all “non-essential” government programs to shut down for weeks, according to an Associated Press article. How did this happen? Democrats and Republicans could not agree on one piece of legislation. Offices across the nation are closing their doors. Workers are handing in their government-issued cell phones and walking out the doors — without pay — not sure when they will be able to return. Before the shutdown, congress was one big blame game: The Democrats accused the Republicans, and the Republicans pointed fingers at President Obama. In addition to blaming each other, politicians began turning on their own parties like a whiney playground brawl. These are the people who represent our country.
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There has got to be a better way for them to deal with it. As we grow older, it falls upon us to select the leaders we think will represent our wants and needs in a civil way at the national level. Instead, we have entrusted a few hundred stubborn old-timers who don’t know how to compromise. We cannot foresee which politicians will be inflexible on their views, and therefore we are stuck assuming that our elected congressmen are mature. This situation is an educational experience for the
Apple gets bold with new iOS 7 By Rachel Cusick contributing writer
It was no coincidence that Plattsburgh State Wi-Fi lagged the same day as Apple’s fancy new iOS7 was being frantically downloaded in mass quantity by the it’s eagerly- awaiting students. In anticipation of the update, the dedicated Apple users who waited all summer shared their thoughts, both negative and positive, on all sorts of social media platforms. As soon as Apple released the new features back in June, it was pretty obvious that the new layout strangely resembled their biggest competitor: the Android. While the software still contains classic iPhone features, apps and capabilities, there are definitely some noticeable changes made to the popular smartphone. One of the newest features is the built-in instant flashlight, allowing the deletion of those silly flashlight apps that took ages to load, leaving you waiting in the dark. Safari web browser has been developed so that iPhone users can see much more content on their screen. The new feature allows one to scroll effortlessly through open pages which is a huge upgrade from the previously slow, bulky and unreliable Safari. The best feature by far of iOS7 has to be the brand new control center. Just by swiping up from any app on your screen, as well as the lock screen, the user is presented with an array of options and shortcuts to apps such as clock, flashlight, Wi-Fi and camera. I was mad when I saw that the timestamp was not displayed in particular areas of text message
conversations until I realized that when you slightly pull the screen to the left, each message’s timestamp is revealed. I found this to be a really neat feature. However, unless you randomly stumbled upon it as I did, you probably would have never known this – how about a how-to guide, Apple? Yet another oddly familiar application Apple added to the phone is the new iTunes Radio. Similar to both Pandora and 8Tracks, iTunes Radio allows users to create or search through playlists with similar genres of music. According to Apple, the more you listen, the more personalized your streaming stations become. Despite Apple’s good intentions, it seems like they have managed to actually make some things even harder. Another irritating change is the fact that you cannot start your music by double-clicking the home button unless music is already playing, meaning you have to unlock your screen and manually go into your music. This new change makes it much harder and slower to start your music than the original double-click feature. While Apple has created some huge changes, there are some subtle additions to the phone such as new backgrounds and sounds ,while still keeping the original classics. Apple made an extremely bold move deviating from their original, simple “classic” look, even upsetting many loyal iPhone users that refuse to download iOS7 at all, saying they are “staying strong” and “fighting” it, feeling extremely betrayed by the brand. Email Cardinal Points at cp@cardinal pointsonline.com
young voters at Plattsburgh State. It shows us that we need to educate ourselves and think about the politicians we elect into office. However, it seems that young adults these days would prefer to live life in blissful ignorance rather than read bad news, which in itself is bad news. This shutdown could affect more than just on-campus events like the Holocaust survivor’s presentation, potentially rippling into a lot more important organizations down the road. Any program with fed-
eral support runs the risk of getting cut back because of the government’s inability to work together. According to a press release from the SUNY Student Assembly, the shutdown could stop students from receiving their degrees down the road. With this shutdown, federal financial aid programs and Army tuition assistance have been frozen. One student, who the press release identified as Paul W., served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps., and had decided to return to school for his bachelor’s degree. Throughout the time he has attended college, he said his tuition assistance has been “drastically cut” each year, and now, he is unable to take his classes. If the shutdown continues, we can expect even more programs to shut down with it. Some students wouldn’t even know it. Cardinal Points strongly believes that, as responsible adults, we must show an interest in the governing body of our nation. Otherwise, our country could be falling down in front of our eyes, and we wouldn’t be any wiser. Our civic duty calls us to take responsibility into our own hands.
• NAY to the government shutting down. Need I say more? • YAY to the humans left in Humans V. Zombies. Keep on keeping on. • NAY to the end of Breaking Bad. Goodbye Jesse & Walt. • NAY to this confus-
ing weather. Sweater one day, sunburn the next. • NAY to the Sundowner robbing us of ice cream. Where else will satisfy our latenight, sweet tooth cravings? Composed by Brittany Shew
Hurtful words target women By Maggie McVey associate news writer
It was a few weeks ago, and my best friend and I were walking back to her apartment from a night well-spent downtown. Whenever my friends and I go out, we always make sure to keep track of each other and our phones on-hand just in case. Although we’ve never had an issue, I’ve seen too many “20/20” specials and been the recipient of one too many lectures from my father to try to be as safe as possible. As the two of us were walking down the sidewalk, we saw a group of guys stopped on the pavement some 50 feet in front of us, so we moved to skirt around them and keep going on our merry way. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Friday night without some of these guys calling over to us, making comments I’m sure almost every college female is somewhat (and unfortunately) familiar with. My friend, being the bolder and more confident of the two of us, shouted over to them to simply leave us be and let us continue walking without incident. For whatever reason, one of them decided that it would be a good idea to respond in a threatening manner, “I’d like to see what would happen if you were walking alone!” Without much thought, my head snapped around. Did he really just say that? Not looking to start anything, the two of us kept walking, although we had a thorough discussion about it as we did. Both of our minds were blown. I thought that people in this day and age knew better than to make such remarks to anyone, much less a girl walking down the street simply trying to go about her business. Why was it necessary? The answer: it wasn’t. The more I thought about it, the angrier I continued to get. By saying that, what was the guy implying? According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted every two minutes. I find that statistic to be both disheartening and disconcerting. Sure, by shouting out to two girls walking down the street, those guys weren’t sexually assaulting anyone,
but not only did it make us uncomfortable, one male’s threatening words could have done more emotional damage to someone less bold than us. It might just be me, but I have trouble believing that catcalls and wolf whistles are not generally seen as threatening or, frankly, unwarranted and annoying. My question is, when guys yell out to girls, what do they expect the response to be? Do they really think that by yelling out demeaning remarks is going to make us girls rush over to them and want to sleep with them? Because it doesn’t. In fact, I think it generally makes us run in the opposite direction. And furthermore, how do we, as the ones being objectified, respond to this attention? I think females just typically allow it to happen for fear of starting a conflict if they do respond. But what if, like my friend, we decide to speak out? Do we deserve to be further verbally assaulted? The week after the incident, I was getting on the elevator in my dorm building when one of the bulletin board posters caught my eye. The poster read, “83% of college-aged males respect the consent of their partner.” I wasn’t sure if that statistic was supposed to be comforting or alarming. Frankly, I’m a bit surprised that the number was as high as it was. This might be a side effect of the behavior that I witness week in and week out when my friends and I go out, or sometimes even simply observing both male and female behavior on campus (because I’m not ignorant enough not to realize that males can be sexually assaulted, too). I am not saying that I think the weekends should be designated for studying and girls-only sleepovers. I definitely believe that there is not a single time when anyone, male or female, is “asking for” sexual harassment or assault. Thousands of PSAs can be released, and the school can arrange workshops and forums until they run out of funding, but the truth of the matter is sexual harassment and assault will only stop when we each make a point to end it. Email Maggie McVey at maggie. email@example.com
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BUDGET: Can be managed From Page One
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New York state Assemblywomen Janet Duprey awards University Police Officer Robert Light an official state citation for his contributions to bicycle and police training.
AWARD: Praise well-deserved From Page One
citation by Assemblywomen Janet Duprey for his contributions to police and community work. “It’s pretty phenomenal what (he) has accomplished,” Duprey said. Light said the two additional awards were an unexpected but pleasant surprise.
Assistant University Police Chief Jerry Lottie said Light has always gone above and beyond in his line of work. “We are very much committed to our community policing, and Bob’s actions exemplify that,” Lottie said. Sabo agreed. “He really sets a standard,” Sabo said. “Bob has modeled not just ex-
emplary work on his own, he collaborates with others. He draws people in and shares his knowledge and expertise, which is critical in developing all of the new people that come in.” Email Brian Molongoski at news@cardinal pointsonline.com
In the past, PSUC has utilized a tuition overflow hear too much about it strategy, which allows because of the mountain more students to enroll at range,” Homburger said. PSUC than projected, there“But the fact is that there in increasing tuition reveis still a lot of discussion nue. However, that strategy about it, and it hasn’t been was not budgeted this year. resolved.” Homburger said students Homburger said the are starting to graduate a situation is still a risk for lot earlier nowadays, which PSUC, noting puts more finanthat the school cial pressure on “If we don’t might have to the school. worry about give upwards Energy conit, nobody will servation is also of $800,000 worry about it an area where to cover the for us.” medical centhe school has ter’s losses. John Homburger, made strides to “If we don’t save money. VP of business worry about Foster noted affairs it, nobody will that window worry about it and roof refor us,” he said. placements on campus Homburger added that buildings will help conthe best way to prepare serve energy in the long for such a loss is priori- run, and metering in all tizing and fully disclosing buildings will help monicampus finances to come tor electricity usage. up with a plan of attack. Though PSUC can conFoster and members of serve energy, it has no the budget advisory com- control over its cost, which mittee will also be work- Homburger said can vary ing to integrate budget quickly. planning with the stra“Our energy use is tegic planning process, down, but energy costs which will help pinpoint in some sectors are up,” he said. “Electricity costs financial priorities. To a certain extent, more today than it did Homburger said reserve three years ago.” fund money can be recovered over time. However, Email Brian Molongoski at news@cardinal recovery potential is bepointsonline.com coming less and less.
Fraternity hosting Tug-O-NOR event for fundraiser By Tawnee Bradham staff writer
Plattsburgh State fraternity Nu Theta Gamma will host Tug-ONOR, a tug-of-war competition to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a non-profit organization. The tournament will be held Nov. 2 in Memorial Hall from 2 to 6 p.m. “We wanted to do something different where people will have fun,” Nu Theta Gamma President Jeff Carpenter said. “Tug-of-war is universal so it’s a good, easy event to raise money.” This will be the fraternity’s first time holding a tug-of-war competition, with the hopes of appealing to larger numbers of people. According to the comparative
statistics of fraternities and sororities chart on the Greek life website, about 10 percent of PSUC students are members of Greek life, so the organization wanted the event to appeal to students outside this small percentage. “I think this event is a great way for Greeks and non-Greeks to interact for a good cause,” Nu Theta Gamma brother Shane Voor said. “It should be fun competing with friends.” To participate in the competition, a team of five will need to register and pay a $15 entrance fee by Oct. 26 or a $20 entrance fee on the day of the event. Registration forms can be downloaded on the event’s Facebook page or while the brothers table for the event in the Angell College Center.
The winner of the competition improve the quality of life for will be determined by bracket- those with cystic fibrosis, and ulstyle elimination and two ropes timately to find a cure.” “One of our alumni has two will be in play at the same time children with cystic fibrosis, so during the event. the philanthropy is Prizes for the windirectly connected ning team will include gift cards from “I think this event to our organization,” businesses around is a great way for Carpenter said. Eric Schorr was the Plattsburgh area. Greeks and a brother of the Nu Raffle tickets will be non-Greeks to Theta Gamma chapon sale for $2 for a interact for a ter and has remained row of tickets equalgood cause.” active within the ing the length of the organization since buyer’s arm. Prizes Shane Voor from will also be awarded Nu Theta Gamma graduating PSUC. to raffle winners. brother Schorr was acAll proceeds will tively involved go to the fraternity’s philanthropy, the Cystic Fibro- in the fraternity’s governing sis Foundation. According to the body, the Theta Gamma Grand foundation’s website, their focus Council, which presides over all is to “support the development chapters of Theta Gamma, until of new drugs to fight the disease, he recently decided to devote
more time to his children, Carpenter said. He also regularly attends homecoming weekends and attempts to attend the fraternity’s formal banquets in the spring. The goal for the fundraising event is 40 teams, which would produce approximately $650 in profit, Philanthropy Chair Chris Kondracki said. “We’re planning so far in advance to get a good amount of teams and properly advertise to reach our fundraising goal for the event,” Kondracki said. Students can attend as spectators for free but donations to the philanthropy are encouraged. Email Tawnee Bradham at tawnee.bradham@ cardinalpointsonline.com
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Women riding high into Oswego Winning sparked by improved ‘O’ By Zachary Ripple sports editor
What a difference a couple of weeks make. The Plattsburgh State women’s soccer team was coming off a 2-1 loss Sept. 14 against Mount St. Mary’s, a team struggling in its own right at the time and winless in its first three contests. Head coach Karen Waterbury characterized the loss as feeling the most “disappointed in our team in my career here at Plattsburgh.” After some changes to the starting lineup, including some players switching positions entirely, the team returned to action the following day and continued to struggle, losing to a stronger Vassar team 1-0. The team took the field again at home Sept. 21 against Skidmore and lost 2-0. With just a single game to go before conference play got underway, the team needed to do something, fast. Just three days later, the Cardinals had a breakout match, finally snapping their losing streak with a 4-0 beatdown of Clarkson. “Before the game even started, all of us felt great. We all felt like the win was coming,” forward Lauren Gonyea said. “I think we were just able to have fun with the Clarkson game, which was really the difference.” The win was sweet, and confidence was at an all-time high for the Cards, but they had to prepare. Conference play was coming. With its first SUNYAC match of the season in Potsdam Saturday,
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Plattsburgh State midfielder Megan Colby battles Oswego’s Bailey Waterbury, daughter of PSUC head coach Karen Waterbury, in the Cardinals’ 2-1 home loss to the Lakers Sept. 29, 2012. After opening its conference schedule with a 1-0 victory against Potsdam Saturday, PSUC rides a two-game winning streak as it heads to Oswego Friday before continuing on to Cortland for a match Saturday. PSUC had a chance to not only build on its success from earlier in the week, but a chance to put a season full of early disappointments behind it with a victory. “We felt like we were in a pretty good place after that win,” assistant coach Shay Gestal said. “We’re like, ‘All right, our season starts to-
day. First day of conference (play), here we go. We’re 0-0.’” Early in the first half against Potsdam, Gonyea netted her second goal of the season on the team’s first shot of the day, and the defense did the rest. The team secured a crucial 1-0 conference win and PSUC’s first consecutive
victories since the team started 4-0 in 2012. While the Cards were in control throughout the match, outshooting Potsdam 21-4, the team was not satisfied with its inability to add to its lead. However, scoring early, Gonyea said, allows the entire team to settle in.
Men look to continue success By John Green staff writer
After defeating Potsdam 4-0 at home Saturday, the Plattsburgh State men’s soccer team is looking to remain undefeated in SUNYAC play as it takes on conference foes Oswego (0-7-1, 0-2-0 SUNYAC) and Cortland (4-5-0, 1-10 SUNYAC) this weekend. In its last game, PSUC (7-11, 1-0-0 SUNYAC) was able to put forth its most complete game of the season. As a result, the team earned its first SUNYAC conference win of the season against the Bears (6-4-0, 0-1-0 SUNYAC). Midfielder Matt Hamilton attributed the team’s victory to the prior week of practice. “We had a great week of practice. Talking to the guys, they all thought that the practices before that going into the game were just above average from what we used to have,” Hamilton said. “Every conference game is massive, but it kind of sends a mes-
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Plattsburgh State’s Ethan Votrow (right) and Potsdam’s Conor Engle (22) watch as PSUC’s midfielder Matt Hamilton heads the ball despite pressure from Potsdam midfielder Kyle Cronin during the Cardinals’ 4-0 victory against the Bears Saturday. sage to the rest of SUNYAC that we’re not here to mess around. We’re a good team, and we’re going to show you.” This week, the Cardinals will have the tough task of
playing back-to-back games Friday and Saturday, which is something the team has done just once so far this season. However, the Cards will be well-rested for the two
matchups after not having a game during the middle of the week. Forward Nick Parrella said the extra rest See MSOC, B4
The Plattsburgh State women’s rugby team is off to a hot start in 2013, and they don’t plan on slowing down. After finishing the last two seasons without a loss during regular-season play, PSUC looks to continue that streak in 2013, team member Danielle Sarracino said. “Our pre-season goal was to return to regionals,” Sarracino said. The team lost a lot of its veteran members and had high hopes of rebuilding this year, team member Amber Hebert said. “We had been building for so many years up until last year. We were sixth in the nation in our division,” Hebert said. “Coming off of that, we wanted to rebuild our team spirit after losing a lot of players.” PSUC started the season off on the
right foot, defeating Potsdam 22-5 to open the season Sept. 14. The next week, playing on its home turf once again, PSUC defeated Union 54-22. The most anticipated game of the season for the team was against rival Oswego Sept. 28. The team was on the road for the match, and the women knew they would be tested. Oswego came out on top 41-5, handing PSUC its first regular-season loss since 2010. PSUC struggled throughout the match without five of its key players, and team member Carly Farrone said the team was also affected by injuries during the match. “It was a rough game, but it was a good game,” Farrone said. “Losing is kind of a big deal for us, so we’re going to regroup and see what we can work on.” The lack of substitutes for PSUC really hurt the team as well, Farrone said. “They had enough subs and could’ve had two teams,” she said. “We just
don’t have the numbers.” Team member Rebecca D’Amico said she did not know what to expect going into the Oswego game. “I knew it would be a tough game, but I didn’t know who was going to be standing across from us when we were there,” D’Amico said. Next up, the PSUC women head to Clarkson Saturday for its final regular-season game. The team will be losing a lot of members after the season, and some of the older players are focusing on developing the younger members. “It’s fantastic that we are doing so well, but we really need to train people that are going to be here,” Hebert said. “We need to regain the interest because we’re losing so many people.” Email Alex Reynolds at alex.reynolds@ cardinalpointsonline.com
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Cardinals return to action Saturday with Geneseo Inv. By Nick Topping staff writer
Women’s rugby developing youth as season ends By Alex Reynolds staff writer
“You obviously still want to get the shutout, but the pressure, it helps loosen it a little bit,” Gonyea said. “It also gives the offense more confidence. When they control the ball more up top, that lessens the burden on the defense.”
The Plattsburgh State cross country teams got a week off from racing this past week, giving them an extra week of training ahead of the Geneseo Invitational, which will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Head coach Andrew Krug said it gave the team a better chance to prepare. “Now that we are getting into some of the more serious races in the season,” Krug said. “We did our first interval workout, and it was a chance to work a little bit more on speed and do a faster workout.” The Cardinals were able to get in their workouts over the weekend, traveling to both Penfield Park and Point Au Roche Park. It was a good chance for the team to have a getaway and just get off campus, Krug said. The men, who are a younger team, have to be prepared for what comes next. Zachary Rose said he thinks workouts like the ones last weekend are a big help. “I think it helped because we did a couple more workouts, more speed and it just got everything moving a little bit better,” Rose said. Megan Schweizer, a PSUC sophomore, said the week off gave the women a chance to rest after the last race. “I think that not having a race this weekend definitely helped with recovery,” Schweizer said. “The team was extra sore after the last meet, so having a
couple extra days recovery and then a harder workout is definitely going to help for the future.” The extra week also gives the team time to prepare for one of the biggest races so far this season. With some younger runners on the team, Krug said nerves may be an issue. “I think people are just going to be nervous,” Krug said. “People are just going to be nervous because of the title that the meet brings, which will bring some added pressure, but we are ready, well-rested and fresh for Saturday’s race.” The men will be running the same distance as their last meet with an 8K race, and Rose said he believes the training is starting to take hold. He said it is making runners get into 8K shape, which will bring the team faster times. The women will be moving themselves up to a 6K, and Schweizer said the team’s relative inexperience could be a factor against some new competition. “It’s our first 6K, so it’s going to be interesting,” Schweizer said. “I know there are a lot of freshmen, and they have never run one before. It’s going to be nice to see how they do with it, running the course for the first time and seeing all the new teams we haven’t seen before.” The Geneseo Invitational will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Email Nick Topping at nick.topping@ cardinalpointsonline.com
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Men’s Soccer Friday vs Oswego 4 p.m. Saturday vs Cortland 1 p.m.
Saturday at Nazareth 11 a.m. Saturday at Ithaca 1 p.m.
Tennis Saturday vs St. Lawrence 1 p.m. Sunday at Johnson State College 1 p.m.
Volleyball Friday at Buffalo State 8 p.m.
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Plattsburgh State midfielder Ethan Votrow races for the ball with Potsdam defender Brian Emery in the Cardinals’ 4-0 victory Saturday. PSUC enters this weekend against Oswego and Cortland having won two matches in a row and three of its last four.
School Brockport Oneonta Cortland Potsdam Geneseo
Player Peter DiLorenzo 6 Dylan Williams 6 Bryan Merlos 5 Eduardo Figueroa 5 Rich Bellusci 5
The number of days the PSUC women’s soccer team went without winning consecutive games prior to Saturday’s 1-0 victory against Potsdam.
School Buffalo State Buffalo State Brockport Oneonta Plattsburgh
Player C.J. Scirto Dylan Ross Colin Goettel Justin Rivera Nick Parrella
School Cortland Brockport Fredonia Potsdam Oswego
Player Tim Beauvais Casey Sullivan Mike Schreiner Nick Davies Jon Runge
65 46 46 34 27
Shay Gestal, women’s soccer assistant coach (on her team’s mind set after its 4-0 win against Clarkson heading into the beginning of conference play)
The Weekly Windup
Season shouldn’t hinge on one game By Zachary Ripple sports editor
It’s officially the Major League Baseball postseason, and the pennant race is on. Down to just four teams in each league, the Wild Card game winner has been decided in each league, with the Pirates defeating the Reds in the National League and the Rays beating the Indians in the American League. The problem, especially if you’re the Reds, Indians or fans of either, is that teams fight through a 162-game schedule only to risk going home after a single game. (Of course, the Rangers were also sent home by the Rays in Game 163 to decide the second Wild Card winner in the American League.) In contrast to every other major team sport in the professional world, baseball is all about the daily grind of having to play a game almost every day for six months. Surviving the grueling schedule is incredibly difficult, as players must stay healthy and pace themselves for all 162 contests, managing both major and minor, nagging injuries alike. The institution of a second Wild Card winner in each league has been a welcome addition, at least in the regular season. More teams are in the playoff race deeper into September, which means more meaningful baseball games are being played as the nation gradually, or maybe not so gradually, shifts into football season. However, I just can’t believe that base-
ball, a sport with a season designed as a marathon, can properly decide which team advances with a sprint. Simply put, the one-game playoff for the Wild Card teams needs to change. Why? Take the 2013 Cleveland Indians, a long shot to make the playoffs in early September, who won 14 of its last 16 contests, including the last 10 in a row, to capture the top Wild Card spot. Instead of earning a chance to prove themselves, one bad result negated all of that hard work. The primary argument for the onegame playoff has been to further the importance of winning the division, but that just makes no sense. If a team finishes with the second-best record in the league, but happens to be playing in the same division as the best team, should that team be penalized and have its season hinge on a single game? The answer is no. My suggestion is lengthening the Wild Card series to three games, and the team with the better record gets the first two games at home, where teams typically play better. The third game, if necessary, can go to the park of the other team should they manage to pick up a win. Three games isn’t too long where playoff baseball will go too deep into the fall, and teams will get a better chance to adequately prove themselves in October.
Goals School Oswego Brockport Fredonia Brockport Oneonta
Player Nikki Liadka 10 Katie Gildemeyer 5 Kristie Kleine 5 Vanessa Gillette 4 Karly DeSimone 4
Bailey Waterbury Karly DeSimone Vanessa Gillette Cayli Carmona Annie Terilli
Saves School New Paltz Fredonia Geneseo Brockport Buffalo State
Player Krysten Kane 60 HannahMcGlinchey 57 Julia Sanger 42 Laura Thompson 29 Linda Banfield 27
School New Paltz Brockport Plattsburgh Buffalo State Cortland
Player BeccaBorquist 3.45 AmandaRiebe 3.33 RosiCummings 3.33 SamanthaParente 2.88 Ava Hintz 2.78
Assists per set School Player New Paltz Marissa King Brockport JessicaGreiner Buffalo State KelseyBashore Fredonia Kelly Edinger Geneseo ErikaDannenfelser
9.72 9.32 8.68 8.64 7.79
School Oneonta Oneonta Oswego New Paltz Fredonia
1.10 1.03 1.00 0.94 0.87
Blocks per set
Player Lauren Pennino EricaDarpino Megan Russell MorganRoessler Mary Kelly
4 4 3
Player Charisse Abellard Kristy Kirkpatrick
3 2 2
Women’s Soccer School Brockport Oneonta Oswego Buffalo State Geneseo Plattsburgh Cortland Fredonia New Paltz Potsdam
Record SUNYAC 6-1-1 1-0-1 4-2-1 1-0-1 6-0-3 1-0-1 5-3-1 1-0-1 3-4-2 1-0-1 3-5-1 1-0-0 2-3-4 0-0-2 2-5-2 0-1-1 2-5-3 0-1-1 3-5-1 0-0-1
School New Paltz Oswego Brockport Fredonia Buffalo State Cortland Oneonta Geneseo Plattsburgh Brockport
Record SUNYAC 16-5 3-0 12-8 3-0 9-10 3-0 10-12 2-1 10-8 1-2 9-10 1-2 9-10 1-2 6-10 1-2 12-9 0-3 8-10 0-3
Tennis East Division School Record SUNYAC New Paltz 5-2 3-0 Oneonta 6-3 2-1 Cortland 2-6 1-2 Plattsburgh 4-5 0-3 West Division School Record SUNYAC Geneseo 7-0 3-0 Brockport 4-4 2-1 Fredonia 7-3 1-2 Oswego 3-6 0-3
Men’s Soccer 21 7
Player Nick Parrella Alexis Archilla Matt Hamilton
Record SUNYAC 7-0-2 2-0-0 6-2-2 2-0-0 5-4-1 2-0-0 7-1-1 1-0-0 4-0-5 1-0-1 2-5-2 1-0-1 6-0-4 0-0-1 3-5-1 0-0-2 3-0-7 0-0-2 0-7-1 0-0-2
Player Alexis Archilla Chris Bowden Nick Parella
School Brockport Oneonta Geneseo Plattsburgh Cortland New Paltz Potsdam Buffalo State Fredonia Oswego
Ashley Pagano Cassidy Clavet
4 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 Volleyball 4 4 Kills per set
“We felt like we were in a good place after that win. We’re like, ‘All right, our season starts now. First day of conference (play), here we go. We’re 0-0.’”
Oswego Oneonta Brockport Brockport Brockport
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Cross Country Oct 5 p.m. Geneseo Inv.12:30 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Friday at Oswego 3 p.m. Saturday at Cortland 11:30 a.m.
PSUC 4, Potsdam 0
PSUC 1, Utica 0
Kills per set Player Rosi Cummings 3.24 Maggie Schrantz 2.32 Laura Diehl 2.24
Assists per set
Player Kristen Marchisatto 4.73 Meghan Clifford 4.09 Tasha Widrick 2.50
Blocks per set
Saves Player John Toper Mitchell Jordon Matt Bonomini
17 7 0
Player Diana DiCocco Emily Lalone Lauren Gonyea
2 2 2
Assists Player Cammey Keyser
Player Laura Diehl Emily Miller Jeanette Braun
PSUC 1, Potsdam 0 PSUC 4, Clarkson 0
PSUC 3, Brockport 2 0.83 0.54 0.53
New Paltz 3, PSUC 2
Tennis Sept. 29
PSUC 9, Johnson State 0
PSUC 7, Oswego 2
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Size, mental toughness aid Diehl on court By Willie Santana associate sports editor
In the team huddle, Laura Diehl can be easily spotted among her teammates, who don’t have her 6-foot2 frame. Wearing a black headband, she keeps her long brown hair in a ponytail that reaches her jersey number. In her recent game against Middlebury, her height was on display. On the court, her hands transform into one giant barricade as she jumps to deny or alter shots at the net. When she jumps, her wrists rise above the volleyball net with ease. For the most part, Middlebury players were not able to get the ball past her. Instead, they often opted for hitting the ball in another direction to put it just out of her reach. “She’s a huge force out there as far as the blocks,” teammate Rosi Cummings said. “Like if she goes up with someone one-on-one, they’re either really cutting it or they’re going to get the s--- blocked out of them.” Although Middlebury won 3-0, Diehl had a breakout offensive game on top of her usual defensive contribution. She leads Plattsburgh State with 48 blocks, good for seventh in the SUNYAC. Diehl finished with a team-high 16 kills, the second-highest total of her career, and only one attack error.
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Laura Diehl is in her second year as a Cardinal, competing on both the volleyball and track and field teams. Diehl’s size gives her an advantage on the court as a defender, and it also helps her strength and ability as a thrower. Diehl’s strength, Cummings said, allows her to hit the ball across the court with ease. While other players have to use momentum and their bodies to hit the ball across the court, Cummings said Diehl can do it with mostly just her arms. Diehl, however, acknowledged her emotions can be a weakness at times, even
though she has improved her ability to control them. “I get very emotional during a game,” she said. “The girls will hear me on the sidelines, like whispering to myself.” Head coach Dena O’Connell said she has noticed Diehl’s improved mental toughness. She said that if Diehl makes a mistake,
she owns up to her mistake and then moves on. Volleyball is not the only sport Diehl played before she came to PSUC. She played volleyball, basketball and track and field at Eastport South Manor High School. During the volleyball offseason, Diehl competes for the PSUC track and field team.
Track and field assistant coach Andrew Krug said Diehl’s strongest events are the discus throw and the shot put. Krug said Diehl is more confident in volleyball but has a lot of potential to improve in track and field. “It’s amazing to see her play in volleyball and see how graceful she is,” Krug said. “In track, she’s just
a little out of her comfort zone, still learning and trying to find that confidence that she is a good thrower.” Krug said Diehl’s height helps with the discus throw because above-average height, along with long arms, is one of the important qualities of a great discus thrower. At first, Diehl said she joined track and field to stay in shape for volleyball, but she said it has helped her improve her arm-strength and footwork as well. Diehl said her mom, Janice, was a big influence on her career and involvement in sports, transporting her to various practices and games as she played multiple sports. “I don’t know what parent wants to drive like eight hours to a volleyball game to watch their daughter play for like an hour,” Diehl said, laughing. Janice said she wanted to support Laura in whatever sports she decided to participate in. “I was hoping that it would be a great influence for her to keep herself busy in sports and not get herself in any kind of trouble,” Janice said. Cummings said Diehl has a bright future. “She’s only a sophomore, and she’s been absolutely murdering everything.” Email Willie Santana at willie.santana@ cardinalpointsonline.com
After tough stretch, volleyball gets chance to rebound By Josh Silverberg staff writer
In addition to losing Tuesday to Middlebury, the Plattsburgh State volleyball team concluded the weekend with a tough loss to Buffalo State in Brockport. The match against Brockport started just 30 minutes after the team finished off its victory against Buffalo State, and head coach Dena O’Connell said it was tough on the girls having to play a match right after playing a tough five-set match. “We just came off a five-game, two-hour match,” O’Connell said. “Then we had to play just 30 minutes later. My girls were spent, and all the conditioning in the world isn’t going to help with playing 10 sets before a competitive match.” The team is also coming off a tough loss in which they were leading a smaller-sized New Paltz team. The Cards were up in the match two games to none before the wheels fell off, dropping three straight games to fall to the Hawks. Setter Kristen Marchisotto said the momentum can be shifted easily, and when it’s taken away, it is really hard to regain all of it back. “When we lead, for some reason, we don’t have as much fire in
the third game,” Marchisotto said. “Then the momentum gets taken away from us and it’s hard to get that back.” O’Connell said there are still some things the team needs to work on in order to close out some of the matches. “We have to be able to finish the game when we play a competitive team,” O’Connell said. “We didn’t adjust to what they adjusted to.” As far as going 1-2 over the weekend, the team can take some positives in getting a win over the weekend against Brockport. O’Connell said the weekend was a successful one in her mind, and she said she is proud at how her team played. “We played our game against a competitive team like New Paltz,” O’Connell said. “Coming back in the fifth game against Brockport, being down 14-12, it showed how much heart they had and that they were willing to put it all on the line, and that was huge for us.” With a rematch against Buffalo State Friday, Maggie Schrantz said she is looking forward to the matchup and not being tired or fatigued when the teams play. “I think that Buffalo State is a real beatable team,” Schrantz said. “We had that game after the tough
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Plattsburgh State volleyball head coach Dena O’Connell motivates her players after the team’s loss to Middlebury Tuesday night. The Cardinals head to Rochester for the Nazareth Invitational this weekend. Brockport game and they were fresh coming on the court, and it will help us out a lot now that we can play them fresh.” O’Connell said it’s not just scouting Buffalo State that will help, but she said her girls can
Gonyea netted her second goal of the season against Potsdam Saturday for the only score in the Cardinals’ 1-0 win. The defenderturned-forward scored on the first shot of the match for PSUC to give the Cards back-to-back victories.
stay with this team as well. all those sets at a high competitive “They have some good hit- level, it shows we were spent playters and they have a good setter,” ing Buffalo State.” O’Connell said. “But they’re beatable, and in every single set we Email Josh Silverberg at were ahead or tied in the last game josh.silverberg@ and we let them back in. Playing cardinalpointsonline.com
Bowden came up big off the bench for the Cardinals Sept. 28, scoring twice in Plattsburgh State’s 4-0 win against Potsdam. The two goals give Bowden four on the season, which ties him with Alexis Archilla for the most on the team.
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friday, oct. 4, 2013
Tennis team preparing for SUNYACs MSOC:
Cards head to Oswego
By Matheus Honorato staff writer
The Plattsburgh State’s tennis team is riding a three-game winning streak heading to its last weekend of games before the SUNYAC tournament. “From winning three in a row and getting better each time,” head coach George Stackpole said about his team’s form. “I think it is going to be a plus this weekend coming up against St. Lawrence and Hamilton.” Stackpole emphasized that St. Lawrence always has a strong team, and he said the Cardinals should not expect anything different this time. As opposed to the Cards, the Saints have not been tested by several different schools. Having only played a couple of invitational tournaments, they are not as battle-tested as PSUC is this season, although St. Lawrence had solid showings at the Mary Hosking Invitational and the ITA Championships in Geneva. However, the Saints’ first oneon-one clash will be against PSUC Saturday. The Cards have the experience gathered through nine matches and the three-game win streak working in their favor. PSUC assistant coach Joe Higgins said the Cards’ latest winning streak has the team playing more confidently than before. The Cards’ other adversary this weekend will be Hamilton (2-0). The two wins Hamilton captured this season were both dominant performances, with one a 9-0 rout over Utica and the other an 8-1 victory against Union. PSUC played Union earlier this season, and the result was a crush-
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Plattsburgh State’s Ally Demeter serves the ball during her match against RPI Sept. 15. The team will finish its regular-season schedule this weekend against St. Lawrence Saturday and Hamilton Sunday. ing 9-0 loss for the Lady Cards. Even though they know the challenge ahead of them, Kaitlyn Healy said the Cards’ improved morale from their recent success should help them keep their hopes up. “We have a tough weekend coming up,” Healy said. “But I think we have better confidence now, and we will do well this weekend.” Healy said the team recognizes that both St. Lawrence and Hamilton will be tough matchups, but she emphasized that even though
PSUC has a young squad, the team has grown considerably during the season. She said the Cards are more familiar with one another and know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, improvements that especially impact their doubles play. Going into practice this week, Healy is looking forward to working with her partner, Emily Carlin, and bettering their play in anticipation of the strong opponents they will face this weekend.
However, Higgins said playing on the road could be a factor. He said the home team has an advantage by already knowing the speed of the courts, but he said he is still confident in his players’ ability. “As long as they play well and focus, it should be a good match.” Higgins said. Email Matheus Honorato at matheus.honorato@ cardinalpointsonline.com
WSOC: More than points at stake against Lakers From Page One The biggest key in PSUC’s turnaround has been the development of the offense. After scoring just five goals in the first seven games this season, the Cards have matched that offensive output in its past two contests, and the defense has responded by posting consecutive shutouts. Perhaps the largest beneficiary of the more direct style of play PSUC has instituted recently has been freshman forward Diana DiCocco. After picking up the first two college goals of her college career against Clarkson, she added an assist to her resume Saturday when she set up Gonyea’s score. DiCocco said the change to the type of offense the team is running now has helped. “I’ve always played more direct, actually, so I’m a lot more comfortable with it,” DiCocco said. “The girls honestly just give perfect passes, and it’s really hard to not score on their passes.” Now PSUC will look to continue its winning ways with a pair of SUNYAC matches this weekend. The team heads to Oswego (63-0, 1-1-0 SUNYAC) Friday and Cortland (2-3-4, 0-0-2 SUNYAC) Saturday. Oswego came to town for the Cardinal Classic earlier this season, but the Lakers and Cards did not face one another during the tournament. However, both teams got to see each other play during that time, and Oswego head coach Brian McGrane said both teams are playing much differently from how they were earlier in the season. “We were both, I think, at different points. We weren’t playing our best, and they were struggling a little bit as well,” McGrane said. “But I think now that they figured out their goalie situation and got their goalie (Charisse Abellard), who is a really good field player, back on the field, I think that helps a team settle down.” Friday’s matchup has
more to it than just the standard battle for a SUNYAC win. There’s the Plattsburgh-Oswego rivalry, of course, but there are some personal ties and relationships that link members of both teams together. McGrane is a former PSUC men’s soccer standout who played for the Cards from 1999-2002. He was a four-time First Team All-SUNYAC selection, and he was named an All-American and SUNYAC Player of the Year in his junior season. The Lakers also start Karen’s daughter, Bailey, as a midfielder. “(With) Bailey being here, I think last year was a little more emotional because the game was in Plattsburgh as well, so Bailey had a lot of family and friends that were at the game,” McGrane said. “She’s a completely different player in that sense this year, and us being at home will be good for her. “She’s just much smarter, much more mature compared to last year. I think last year was really tough on her as well. She didn’t have her greatest game against them (PSUC) last year, and you could tell that was probably a little bit of it, playing against her mom and some of her friends and family.” After the match against the Lakers, the Cards must quickly regroup for Saturday’s match against Cortland. Having games on back-to-back days is always a challenge, but the Cards are used to it by now. Abellard said Waterbury set up the non-conference schedule so the team had a chance to experience playing two days in a row in preparation for the SUNYAC schedule, which she said typically features games on consecutive days. The biggest challenge, Abellard said, is the mental aspect of having the quick turnaround and moving past recent results, good or bad. “We like to say it’s a 0-0 game, even when we’re up or down, no matter what,” Abellard said. “Every half
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Plattsburgh State head coach Karen Waterbury looks on from the sidelines in her team’s 0-0 draw with Bard Sept. 7. Waterbury’s team plays Oswego and Cortland this weekend. we say the same thing. ‘It’s 0-0, that half’s over, this half, anything can happen.’ We all try to keep a level head, no matter what’s happened in the past.” PSUC will also play both games on grass fields this weekend, which is different than the turf the Cards play on at home. Although the grass can play a bit slower than turf, midfielder Emily LaLone said the surface the team will be playing shouldn’t really affect how the team plays this weekend. “In years past, we had teams that complained about it a lot more,” LaLone said. “We just try not to focus on it. At the end of the day, you’re both going to be there, you’re both going to be playing. I think we’re better on it this year, but I think the grass is the least of our concerns.” Email Zachary Ripple at sports@ cardinalpointsonline.com
time is something the players were excited about. “Having the extra days is really important, especially since now we’re starting to play two games on the weekends back-to-back, which is hard,” Parrella said. “I think for a lot of us it’s tough just playing one, and then having one again the next day is pretty brutal sometimes. “But I think it gives us a lot of time to recover and also strategize, game plan and see what we really want to do.” In its first game of the weekend, PSUC will take on a struggling Oswego team that has yet to win a game this season. Despite the team’s winless record, head coach Chris Waterbury said he knows the Lakers will challenge his team. Last season, the Cards were able to come away with a 2-0 victory on Oswego’s home turf. “Oswego has always been a thorn in our side. It doesn’t matter where the two teams are record-wise. They’ve always given us a lot of trouble,” Waterbury said. “It’s just never been an easy game for us. “They’ve been in some absolute heartbreaking losses, and they’re definitely much better than their record says. I think they’re going to be a good test for us.” As for the game against Cortland, Waterbury said he was a little unsure of what to expect from the Red Dragons. However, just like every other SUNYAC game, Waterbury said he knows that the team will be tested from start to finish. “Cortland is a tough team to figure out. They’ve scored goals in bunches, (and) they’re a really dynamic offensive team,” he said. “Defensively, it’s hard to figure them out sometimes. “They give up goals in bunches, and sometimes they get shutouts. Cortland is a very, very athletic team. They’ll be tough to deal with.” The Cards will take the field against Oswego Friday at home at 4 p.m. and then against Cortland Saturday at 1 p.m. Email John Green at john.green@ cardinalpointsonline.com
friday, oct. 4, 2013
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It’s the boob way By Brittany Shew opinions editor
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Kayin Queeley listens to the audience sing along with him during Gospel Choir’s “Takin’ it Back” event.
Montreal easy getaway for PSUC By Teah Dowling associate fuse editor
Paris is the city of romance. New York City is the city that never sleeps. But the city to visit if you’re a Plattsburgh State student is Montreal. From PSUC, Montreal is approximately an hour and a half away, traffic and the boarder depending, and is filled with history, entertainment, sports, food, sights, fun and convenience. “Montreal was the closest city we could drive to, and at the time, it was cheap,” said Andrea McDaniel, a PSUC student. “It was a lot of fun.” During her trip in summer of 2012, McDaniel and her friends booked a weekend trip to Montreal on short notice. Since it was summer, they stayed at the UQAM residence halls, Residences Universitaires UQAM, for $60 a night for two nights. On McDaniel’s first night, she and her friends went out to an Irish pub and sports bar and a karaoke bar on St. Catherine St., where the bars are open until 3 or 3:30 a.m. and the drinking age is 18. The next day, McDaniel and her friends decided to take their trip to the streets, where they were enlightened by a music festival, stage performers and a lot of music, something that Montreal is very well known for. Christopher Kirkey, director of the Center for the Study of Canada, said there are several music and theatre programs provided, from different clubs to big concert venues, making Montreal a city where the music never stops. McDaniel was not aware of the music festival going on. From walking, they discovered the music festival and other things they wanted to do. Kirkey said walking tours are available to students throughout Montreal. He also said it’s a great way to get to know the area. There are walking tours ranging from Mount Royal Park to Old Montreal. “The tour (Old Montreal) would be as close as you can get to get a feel of what old Europe was like besides Quebec City, “Kirkey said. “It’s really wonderful.” To gain a more historical aspect of the city, tourists may visit different
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kinds of museums. Sports, Montreal offers a Kirkey said one of the diverse taste of culinary museums he would en- foods. courage students to go to Neighborhoods within is the McCord Museum, an the city, such as Chinatown, English Montreal history Little Italy, Greektown, and museum that presents Navut, an Asian neighborover 1,440,000 objects, hood preset multiple culiimages and manuscripts nary options. that reflect the social hisKirkey said one of his tory and material culture favorite places to go that of Montreal, Quebec and he recommends to anyone Canada. Another museum is L’Express on St. Denis that students should visit Street, a French Bistro resis the Montreal taurant. Museum of Fine “The food is fabu“Go to Arts. lous and consistent“The Museum of Montreal ly good regardless Fine Arts in Monof what you order every treal is really first from the menu,” chance you Kirkey said. “The class,” Kirkey said. get.” “The museum not food is fresh and Christopher only focuses on Careasonably priced. Kirkey, nadian art but also It’s wonderful.” includes important After the enterdirector of artists internathe Center tainment, sports tionally over the for the Study and food fills up years.” of Canada the energy of one Even though hisstudent, shopping tory is an important is always an oppart of Montreal, there are tion. other sites that are student When McDaniel was friendly such as sports. in Montreal, she and her Montreal is home to friends went shopping at prominent, professional stores on both St. Catherine sports teams such as the St. and St. Helena St., two Montreal Canadians (hock- streets that McDaniel said ey), Montreal Impact (soc- were popular with shopcer) and Montreal Alouettes ping venues. (football). Montreal is also “We went to a lot of stores known for its university that aren’t here [in Plattsbased sports, making Mon- burgh] like H&M and the treal a great place for sport Sephora makeup store,” Mcfans. Daniel said. “It was a little Places such as McDaniel’s bit more expensive, but if Irish pub and sports bar you can find the deals, it’s and La Cage aux Sports, a pretty nice.” sport themed restaurant Gabrielle Beauregard, recommended by Kirkey, president of Club Canada, offer good sporting con- said they aren’t planversing, fun and food to any ning on making trips to student. Montreal at the moment. Besides La Cage aux However, the Activities
Coordination Board’s Trip Committee is planning on making a trip to Montreal next semester. Cori Jackson, director of campus activities, said there haven’t been any trips to Montreal for approximately seven to eight years because of new restrictions such as the requirements to have a passport or an enhanced license. However, ACB Trip Committee is changing that. “We haven’t made a trip to Montreal yet because we had rules not to stay the night and not to leave the country, but now we’re able to,” said Ronnie Miller, co-chair of the ACB Trips Committee. “Our committee is very excited about it.” Right now, Miller said the trip is being processed. So far, places have discussed such as Botanical Gardens, Old Montreal, Cirque du Soleil and the Montreal Biodome as potential options for the trip. If one is interested in going to Montreal, he or she must acquire a passport or an enhanced driver’s license. Both passports and enhanced drivers licenses can be acquired through the Clinton County Government Center in Plattsburgh. “It (the experience) will be for some so profoundly different than anything they’ve ever experienced before,” Kirkey said. “Go to Montreal every chance you get.” Email Teah Dowling at teah.dowling@cardinal pointsonline.com
This little song goes out to all of the college women who are wishing they were a cup size bigger than what the tag says on their lace bra, to the women who are spending $50 on a Bombshell from Victoria’s Secret and those who have been stuffing their bras since puberty. Heed these words: all of this flesh isn’t always worth pining for. As a woman who is very well endowed in the breast department and has spent many hours in that very Victoria’s Secret dressing room testing out every size in the store, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be — unless you’re talking about my monthly visits to my chiropractor. Just because celebs like Pamela Anderson and Kate Upton make voluptuous boobs seem like it’s easy to find bras that fit and their backs don’t ache when they sit because of men falling all over them and their sexy shirts that let their puppies play peek-a-boo, doesn’t mean they should be considered the ideal woman for young women to aspire to look like. Sure the stigma of big boobs is that it makes women sexier and more desirable, but have you ever had to wear two sports bras and have your friends tape down the twins in preparation for a soccer game? The alternative to that could mean running your laps and having an unexpected nip slip for the world to see. Not a proud moment for the girls and me. The first thing most men see when I walk into a room are my DD’s and more times than not it takes a few moments or a not so subtle comment to divert their attention away from my partners in crime. Sex is fabulous, especially if your partner is on board with having a threesome with your chest. To take advantage of the dynamic duo in your night of passion, try hopping on him for maximum pleasure. I’m sure that he won’t be able to resist your bags of fun.
I won’t deny, getting a little extra attention in the bedroom can be flattering, but put yourself in our bigbreasted shoes for a minute because the back pain after a night of sex can sure leave you hurting the next day, and I’m not talking about the downstairs region. That’s not the half of it. Women who are holding up these ladies who don’t exactly pull their weight often suffer constant back pain that never really goes away. Being gifted from the boob fairy can come with some unfortunate side effects such as having to dig a hole in the sand when you go to the beach when all you wanna do is even out your tan. Or the dressing room can quickly turn into your enemy when trying on certain dresses, v-necks and blouses. Or even those constant awkward moments when your friends are bumping into your girls, whom are rather large and in charge. Ladies, moral of the story is: big boobs are great and so are small ones. The truth is that men can be blinded by the cleavage in a tight shirt, but they’re also intrigued by the smaller version. They’re all the same, they all work exactly alike the only difference is I special order my bras to get the perfect fit. I wouldn’t trade my boobs for anything, I have grown to love every inch of them and have become a more confident woman because of it. That’s what is necessary to get through the teasing, stares and even excessive compliments. They are now only an extension of me and not what defines who I am. Email Brittany Shew at opinions@cardinal pointsonline.com
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friday, oct. 4, 2013
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Customers sit and wait for their food at the outdoor patio of Quiche et Crepe. Co-owner Evelyne Metzger stands in the center, serving people beverages.
Local cafe brings French culture to P’burgh
Restaurant features French cuisine, decor
to walk around and look through items they have either brought back from Normandy or fit the French-style theme of the restaurant. “I think it’s a nice touch,” she said. “If I By Elizabeth Reff wasn’t in the restaurant business, it (decofuse editor rating) is something I would like to do.” Near this corner is an old piano. This is At Quiche et Crepe, the Metzgers make it their mission to bring French culture to for both show and customer use, Roger Metzger said. Plattsburgh. Roger Metzger said the restaurant’s popWalking through the doors of this French-themed café, one is personally wel- ular menu item is the crepes. Their wide comed by an employee or owner. Smells of selection includes dessert crepes like fruit warm breads and melting cheese fill the or chocolate mousse crepes, and dinner room while customers patiently wait for crepes such as mushroom or salmon. Aside from crepes and quiches, their their meals. Roger Metzger and his wife, Evelyne menu also includes French dinner enhave been the owners of this restau- trées such as lasagna, eggplant Parmerant for about six and a half years. They san, Reuben sandwiches, steak tacos and have recently moved from U.S. Avenue other dishes. Evelyne Metzger also said all of the to Boynton Avenue where they have only been at the new location since the sum- recipes used for the quiches, crepes and entrees are original. Some of them mer. “The original opening was in 2007,” Ev- are her own creations and others are (Top) This selection of french pottery is displayed on the shelf in the corner of elyne Metzger said. “We found this new family recipes. “Our goal is to gently help Quiche et Crepe along with other french designs. (Below) A seafood crepe covered location in April, and we the people eat differently,” with onions and salad is about to be served to the customer. closed the other location. We “Our goal is to she said. “We make our own started all over.” help people eat recipes.” She said their switch to The menu includes AmeriBoynton Avenue has indifferently.” can items as well, Evelyne creased business at the café Evelyne Metzger, as well, as made it possible co-owner of Quiche et Metzger said. “You have to have Amerifor expansion. Crepe can food on the menu,” she Looking around, one said. “There are people who would notice the various French decorations and displays, such as want plain food such as steak or pork chops teapots from Normandy, fake grape vines or meat balls.” The Metzgers also hold events from time hanging off the railings and paintings to time for both students and local parties. along the walls. The back door to the café opens up to to attend. “We have a french group come in somea wide patio dining area outside of the building. The tables are surrounded by times,” she said. “I tutor a french group, and flower beds and centers around a fountain. I have been tutoring students for 16 years. Sounds of soft wind chimes act as a calm, It’s a lot of fun.” While the café does not take Cardinal background noise for customers. “I think it’s very peaceful,” she said. “It Cash, students who come in and show their student IDs will get 10 percent off of their gives people a lot of privacy.” Since Evelyne Metzger is originally meal purchase. Also, the Metzgers provide free Wi-Fi for from Normandy, France, she decorated the place using many kitchen items, books all customers. Roger Metzger said. Joyce Chambers, a friend of the family and paintings that she brought over from who helps out with the restaurant from France. From French cuisine to paintings to pot- time to time, said the food is excellent. “I love the food here,” she said. “I often tery, the Metzgers made sure to bring her help out.” culture to the restaurant. The area near the main counter is what Email Elizabeth Reff at fuse she calls her boutique corner. This is an @cardinalpointsonline.com area in the café where customers are free
Quiche et Crepe Open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To get there from campus, follow Beekman Street all the way up to Boynton Avenue. In front of you will be Boynton Market Square.
friday, oct. 4, 2013
fuse editor elizabeth reff
Professor to FOOD: ‘Rule doesn’t matter’ share book From Page Eight
Aaron Wadhwani contributing writer
Unfamiliarity can be daunting. Regardless of the journey or destination, establishing a sense of identity amid new surroundings can be challenging. Plattsburgh State English Professor Jose Torres explores one such journey in his new book, “The Accidental Native,” a tale capable of resonating universally: acclimation is a part of life. “The Accidental Native” tells the story of Rennie, a boy who finds himself in Puerto Rico under rather awful circumstances. While burying his parents, he’s approached by a woman who claims to be his biological mother. Born in Puerto Rico, Torres drew from his own experiences when writing the novel. He immigrated to New York before returning to Puerto Rico for a brief period of time. “This novel really comes from having returned,” he said. “I was very nationalistic, wanting to help my people but ultimately disappointed by what was happening there.” He said Rennie knows nothing of Puerto Rico besides the stories his parents had told him. He struggles to establish a relation-
ship with both his biological mother and the country he knows so little about. The socio-political climate in Puerto Rico offers an ideal backdrop for portraying the dual identity crisis in the novel. It is a story of discovering selfidentity as much as it is a story of discovering national identity. “If Puerto Rico became a state, it’d be the poorest state in the nation,” Torres said. “They call it the last colony on earth, not exactly a moniker you can hold up with pride.” Torres will be reading an excerpt from his novel Oct. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held in Krinovitz Auditorium. “It’s inspiring to see a teacher I admire getting published,” said PSUC student Richard Disotell. “It’s great to know that one of my own professors has accomplished this and can help his pupils down that path.” It’s amazing getting to see someone who teaches you gearing up to release their own work,” said PSUC student Joren Peterson. Following the reading, a reception will be held at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, at 23 Brinkerhoff St. Email Cardinal Points at cp@cardinal pointsonline.com
the “no eating” rule. However, they don’t enforce the “no drinking” rule. Teachers argue that distraction and mess are the main problems of eating during class. Eating food during class disrupts the learning process by three out of the five senses, which are seeing, smelling and hearing. Looking at another student’s food gets you thinking about their food and not the class. Smelling the food causes unwanted hunger pains. Hearing the sound of students chewing and crumpling wrappers is distracting. Allergies are the No. 1 reason schools and colleges forbid food in the classroom, especially peanut allergies. According to the National Peanut Board, food allergies of all types affect approximately 4 to 6 percent of college students. Rashes, stomach pains and anaphylaxis (a systematic bodily response which can be potentially life threatening) are caused by exposure to nuts. Some students such as Strizak and Moodie find time to eat during the day instead of eating in class. However, they believe that there are a few exceptions. “I do believe in eating in class if you have classes back to back, where you get not time for food,” Strizak said. “Other than that, maybe if it’s like a little snack than sure, but if it’s like a full meal than probably not.” “To me, the ‘no eating’ rule doesn’t matter,” Moodie said. “If you asked everyone else if they eat in class, most of them will probably say they don’t, and if they do, it would probably be a bag of chips or something small.” Depending on their class
schedule, Jeff Vallee, the cam- the teacher won’t be able to pus dietitian, works with stu- see you. dents to manage their eating Strizak said students bringschedule around their classes ing in food, especially when unless they have classes back the desks are small, can be a to back such as labs. major distraction. He said lisVallee recommended that tening to students trying to students with one class after eat and write at the same time another break their meals is difficult to bear. However, into three tiny snacks Michelle Jacobs, to make sure they’re associate profeseating the amount of “I don’t think sor of sociology, food they’re supposed said she doesn’t it’s necesto. If students don’t sary for them get distracted by have a schedule like students eating (students) this, Vallee believes during class. to be eating students have enough “I haven’t time to eat their recthought about it something ommended four to six and causing being a potensmall meals or snacks. disruption dur- tial problem,” Ja“I don’t think it’s cobs said. “I have ing class.” necessary for them to heard chip bags Jeff Vallee, be eating something crinkling once and causing disrup- Campus dietitian or twice, but I tion during class,” haven’t had any Vallee said. “I can see students coma need for it, but I think they plain to me about other stucan fit it in-between classes.” dents eating distracting them.” Some students will overTeachers, such as Jacobs, look certain exceptions to the argue that food provides enrule and will walk into class ergy and focus to classes, two not caring about the food things that most teachers and drink preferences of the want from their students. teacher. However, the other Jacobs said when she was in students will treat eating in college she didn’t have to worclass the same as texting in ry about the “no eating” rule. class, very cautiously. In high school, the rule was According to “How to eat in enforced. However, she said class: seven steps (with pic- the rule was not enforced in tures),” more cautious students college because she was conwill take the sneaky route by sidered to be a responsible storing foods in their backpack adult. or clothes, and others will take “It’s not like I’ve ever had the scientific route. someone come in bringing According to the same ar- something that can be disticle, the concept “light trav- tracting like a three-course els in a straight line” shows McDonald’s meal laid out on an in-depth scientific formula their desk, and the aroma was on avoiding teacher snack flowing throughout the room,” snatching when trying to eat Jacobs said. “So, if they (studuring class. dents) need a snack because The formula starts with they’re hungry, need to focus hunching down and looking or need to stay awake than I directly at the teacher’s eyes. don’t see a problem with them They’ll match together. When- having food.” ever something blocks eye contact, such as another classEmail Teah Dowling at mate’s head, take the opportuteah.dowling@cardinal nity to sneak a snack because pointsonline.com
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— compiled by Anne Rathe
What’s the most unusual food you’ve ever brought to class? Ilyasah Hinds Junior Speech Pathology
Nina Tendy Junior Theatre and TV Production
“Cup of Noodles.”
Kaitlin Flint Senior Elementary Education and Special Education
Oct. 4 Pulse with DJ Nyce (hip-hop), 10 p.m. at Therapy in Plattsburgh. $5. 561-2041. Immortal Technique & Brother Ali, Diabolic, I Self Devine, Poison Pen (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m. at Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington. $22/25. 802-652-0777.
‘Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show,’ 7:30 p.m. at Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon. $25. 603-448-0400. Oct. 5 Melissa Ferrick, Anne Heaton (singer-songwriters), 7:30 p.m. at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. $15/17. 802-652-0777.
Wendy Truong Freshman Public Relations
Oct. 6 Marchfourth Marching Band, 8:30 p.m. at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. $12/15. 802-652-0777.
Oct. 7 AM & MSR Presents: Colleen Green, the Memories, White Fang (punk), 9 p.m. at Monkey House in Winooski. $5. 802-655-4563.
Oct 9 Open Mic, 8 p.m. at Monopole in Plattsburgh. 563-2222.
Andrew Giroveanu Senior English Writing
Oct. 8 Milk Carton Kids, Mike & Ruthy (indie folk), 7:30 p.m. at Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. $14/16. 802-652-0777.
Josh Panda’s Acoustic Soul Night, 8 p.m. at Skinny Pancake in Burlington. $5 to $10 donation. 802-540-0188.
Oct. 10 Gary Peacock (singer-songwriter), 10 p.m. at Monopole Downstairs in Plattsburgh. 563-2222. The Snacks (rock), 10 p.m. at Monopole in Plattsburgh. 563-2222.
Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band (soul), 11 p.m. at Radio Bean in Burlington. $3. 802-660-9346.
“Cooked corn on the cob and pickled-flavored mints.”
Food in class raises good, bad feelings By Teah Dowling associate fuse editor
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The students and their teacher stare down for a draw. A student takes out a bag of Doritos chips. The teacher snatches the bag before the first crunch. Another student tries to sneak cookies from her lap. The teacher commands to put the cookie down. A student raises his hand and asks why they can’t eat in class. Eating during class is a reoccurring event at Plattsburgh State. With the option of take-out containers and Subway, students take the chance to eat during class to spare them 30 minutes eating in
a dining hall or in their rooms. However, some professors won’t allow eating during class or eating in certain rooms. “I have one teacher who says that were not allowed to bring food or drinks into the class,” said Umar Moodie, PSUC student. “If you have it with you, you have to finish it up before you go into the classroom.” Moodie said his teachers’ main reason for not allowing food in the classroom was because of the carpeting, and his teacher did not want the carpeting to get dirty. PSUC student Matthew Strizak said a lot of his teachers enforce See FOOD, B6