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While everyone was gone for the summer, Cardinal Points kept up with the latest campus news. Here’s a look at a few of those stories.

PSUC chosen as base for NY teaching program Plattsburgh State was selected as one of four host sites for Gov. Cuomo’s NYS Master Teaching Program. The initiative will form a network of teachers statewide to improve education in math, science and technology

Professor wins music award

Rick Davies, music professor at Plattsburgh State, received an Independent Music Award through the fan-determined IMA Vox-Pop poll. Davies joined other vox-pop winners from over 14 countries spanning four continents

Magazine earns All-American

Do North, a print magazine produced by Plattsburgh State students, was designated an All-American, the highest award given by the Associated Collegiate Press, for its debut issue.

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DeFredenburgh hall is next in the line of Plattsburgh State residence halls to display newly renovated features for on-campus students in the Fall 2014. The residence hall, currently under construction, will undergo numerous upgrades to provide residents with a more comfortable living situation, said Jules LaPoint, Construction Project and Field Oversight Professional.

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Before his campaign for NYC Mayor, before his sexting scandals, before he was a Congressman, Anthony Weiner’s foray into politics began here at PSUC By Brian Molongoski news editor

When Anthony Weiner walked about Plattsburgh State as a student in the 1980s, he was already on the road to political success. Renowned for his involvement in PSUC student politics, it came as no surprise to his peers when he succeeded Charles Schumer as New York City’s 9th District Congressman in 1999. By then, he was one of PSUC’s most prized alumni, becoming one of only two graduates to make into Congress. More than 10 years later, that career came to a halt when a sexting scandal caused him to resign from Congress in 2011. He has since stepped back into the national spotlight with his candidacy for New York City Mayor. However, his candidacy was only followed by the same habits that took him out of Congress, shedding more doubt on his political future. Once an often followed and talked about graduate, PSUC has kept quiet about Weiner’s status as an alumnus. Public Relations Director Michelle Ouellette said Weiner’s sexting scandals aren’t what keeps PSUC from talking about him, noting that the college has to keep up with many

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PSUC’s tennis got off to a hot start last week with its victory against Lyndon State.

“With the age of the residence halls, they are in need of upgrading,” LaPoint said. “To make them more energy efficient and sustainable.” Each room will have individual heat control, similar to newly renovated Hood and Harrington halls, giving residents the opportunity to adjust the temperature to fit their personal preferences. DeFredenburgh will also feature another similarity to Hood Hall, a suite-style residence hall See D’BURGH, A5

PSUC as a political science major. Political Science Department Chair Harvey Schantz, who was one of Weiner’s professors at the time, refused to share his recollections of Weiner with Cardinal Points. His service on the Finance Board in 1983 was when Laundry first encountered Weiner. Though Laundry saw many Finance Board members come and go over his 43-year career, Weiner left a lasting impression. Smart, ambitious and a “laser-like ability to focus” was how Laundry described the young Weiner, whose persistence would often keep budget meetings going until 3 a.m. “There was no question too small,” Laundry said with a chuckle. A year later, Weiner earned his spot on the Student Association Senate, having been appointed to fill the position after another senator resigned. Weiner was lauded for his work as an SA Senator, which eventually landed him the title of Outstanding Student Association Senator of the year. PSUC graduate Spencer Photo Provided Weisbroth, who served as Former PSUC student Anthony Weiner has been making national headlines with SA President at the time, his NYC Mayoral run despite repeated sexting scandals in the last few years. befriended Weiner when alumni. different thoughts. rassment, and that’s the he became a Senator. However, former Vice “He’s gone from being shame of it,” Laundry said. Weisbroth knew Weiner President for Student Af- somebody we could brag Rewind the clock back to fairs William Laundry had about to being an embar- 1981 when Weiner entered See WEINER, A8

PSUC staff take on P’burgh Cashman and faculty running for local office positions By Maggie McVey associate news editor

Economic growth and development is the hot button issue concerning the five Plattsburgh State faculty members running for public office within the town and city of Plattsburgh. Running for the position of councilperson in the Town of Plattsburgh, PSUC Student Activities Coordinator Michael Cashman listed economic growth as one of the goals he would

pursue if elected this coming November. “The Town of Plattsburgh has really done some wonderful things,” Cashman said. “Lots of communities talk about putting together things, but they have put in place a master plan for economic development, they have one for recreation, they’ve discussed a lot about developing the waterfront.” “What they have done is involve a variety of community constituents in the process of putting that to-

gether,” Cashman added. The Destination Master Plan, which was first introduced December 2010, has been overseen by the groups Vison2Action and Egret Communications and developed by community members who are experienced in its focuses of outdoor recreation, “agritourism”, and history. PSUC communications professor Peter Ensel, who is running for a seat in the City Council in the 4th Ward, said he thought about running for a while, and de-

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A soccar player by fall, a lacrosse player by Spring, See how PSUC student Nick Parella pulls off being a two-sport athlete. Page B3

Plattsburgh State will be helping medical professionals take the next step into online record keeping through a new certificate program. Page A2

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cided that he couldn’t judge other people’s decisions or actions without first walking in their shoes Ensel said the strategic planning was a smart idea, and an important facet of the master plan would be deciding how to utilize the Plattsburgh area lake front. “There are many opportunities within the area, both culturally and economically,” Ensel said. “The local community

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PSUC News PSUC students to perform free show The Motion and Emotion Concert Series “New Music and Dance” is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall. The show features performances by Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet; Ann Ellsworth, horn; Ellen Hwango, piano; Suzanne Farrin, piano; Bill Pfaff, electric guitar; and Lacina Coulibaly, dancer/choreographer. The program will also feature works by Perry Goldstein, Elliott Carter, Olivier Messiaen, Jason Eckhardt, Pfaff and Farrin with movement by Coulibaly. This program is free to the public. For more information call 518-564-2469 or email pfaffwp@plattsburgh.edu.

Former Plattsburgh State english professor passes away

Carl Engelhart, former chair of the English department and emeritus professor of English at Plattsburgh State, passed away Wednesday. Cardinal Points will publish an obituary in next week’s issue.

9/11 memorial ceremony to be held in front of Hawkins Pond

A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11, at noon by Hawkins Pond. Speakers will include Student Association President Vanessa Cappon and Dr. Wendy Gordon, chair of the history department, with music by the SUNY Plattsburgh Gospel Choir. The college’s ROTC will provide the color guard. Prayer by Rabbi Kari Tuling of Temple Beth Israel. For more information, call 518-564-4830.

Plattsburgh English professor’s book makes prestigious list

Assistant Professor of English Elizabeth Cohen’s book, “The Hypothetical Girl,” was recently selected as an Oprah Book of the Week. The book is a collection of short stories about love in a digital age, and explores the clash between romance and social media.

Students invited to attend Study Abroad Fair in ACC lobby

A Study Abroad Fair is set for Thursday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Angell College Center lobby. Students will be given information on programs available to them through Plattsburgh State and other colleges.

Free lecture on interdisciplinary collaborations scheduled

The Motion and Emotion Concert Series “Art Begets Art — The Cross Pollination of Genres” will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall. The show will feature a lecture and demonstration on interdisciplinary collaboration, with collaborators Ann Ellsworth, horn; Suzanne Farrin, piano; Lacina Coulibaly, dancer/choreographer; and Marie Ellsworth, sculptor. The performance is free to the public. Call 518-564-2469 or email pfaffwp@plattsburgh.edu for more information.

SUNY News SUNY partners with Read Aloud

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher announced Thursday SUNY’s partnership with Read Aloud 15 Minutes, a national organization that works with schools and communities to increase the time parent’s spend reading to their children. A non-profit organization, Read Aloud’s objective is to make reading aloud to children for 15 minutes per day a new standard in childcare. Read Aloud Executive Director Bob Robbins said the partnership will help children learn at an early age. “Together, we will help more children begin kindergarten ready to learn, get the most out of their education, and become productive citizens,” Robbins said. Zimpher said the partnership will “ensure that more of today’s youth are on the right path for success.” According to Read Aloud, 37 percent of children in kindergarten across the nation lack the reading skills necessary for grade school, and nearly 40 percent of parents in higher-income households don’t read to their children. “As children across the country start school this week, more than one-third of kindergarteners are underprepared, a factor that can affect their ability to learn at every stage of their education,” she said. SUNY campuses across the New York will be reaching out to local communities to schools to encourage them to join the Read Aloud program

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Program to train in online medical record keeping By Reggianie Francois staff writer

When a family moves from New York to California, the new family doctor needs its medical records. Back in New York, a physician enters patient information into a computer and, in less than a few seconds, the new doctor has access to his patient’s medical records. Mohamed Djerdjouri, of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Management and International Business Department, said this is currently a growing norm in the medical world in terms of health care records management, the use of databases and network security expertise. By Spring 2014, health care professionals will be able to enroll in health care informatics, a new 15-credit program at PSUC. The program involves the professional use of information systems and databases efficiently in a medical setting. The certificate program targets health care administrators and information tech professionals, as well as nurses, pharmacists and those who have earned an associate degree or higher. It aims to educate professionals in the field about information technology and how to use it efficiently in the workplace. “There will be a reduced amount of common errors,” Djerdjouri said. Business Applications and Information Systems and Introduction to Computing and the Web are required courses. How-

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Plattsburgh State’s new 15-credit certification program will help train professionals how to transition from paper-based to online medical record keeping. ever, participants may choose from health care management, business intelligence, and E-health care: models and processes. It is expected that five to eight students will participate in the program, although anticipated enrollment will rise between 10 to 15 students in the coming years as awareness of the program grows. “One reason the field of medical informatics is expanding at this high rate is due to the fact that thousands of hospitals in the US and their physicians are adopting (electronic medical record) systems and many more will have to do it in the near future,” Djerdjouri said.

Djerdjouri added that the program will be a service to the community, and the transition from paper-based systems to electronic medical records will be beneficial in the long run. PSUC’s Center for Student Health is also planning to implement electronic medical records. Monica Lattrell, medical office assistant, said discussion is ongoing, and the health center is hoping to put the system in place by next spring. “We are still figuring out the logistics,” Lattrell said. “A couple of us have had experience with (electronic medical records), so we will help those who have never had any experience.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in medical and health care informatics is expected to rise at a steady rate of 18 percent through 2016. Other larger computer technology companies are also working to implement electronic medical record systems. In the Fall 2010, IBM planned to invest $100 million to advance health information technology. Moreover, Dell had invested $15 million to support an Institute of Healthcare Informatics at the State University at Buffalo in September 2010.

give volunteer opportunities to students who are looking to enhance their education with practical experience in community organizations. Faculty volunteers who bring their expertise into the community by working with organizations that benefit the community will be recognized by the center, which will reward their continuous efforts with awards or promotions. Associate Professor of Public Relations Colleen Lemza, who helped plan the Center, said she and others were inspired by the work being done at Clarkson University. At Clarkson, a center designed to help entrepreneurs develop business ideas by working with students and faculty to find avenues for funding and to apply ideas. Students and faculty at Clarkson even helped with smaller project ideas like engineering design, where business owners send the school’s engineering department equipment ideas to help their businesses. This program would not only help business, but offer students real world experience.

“You can see the enthusiasm when they (students) are actually participating,” Lemza said. “It allows them to get excited about their field of study.” Cori Jackson, director for the Center of Student Involvement, who is also involved in the Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement, is looking forward to garnering community attention for current volunteer programs at PSUC. “It will increase our (center for student involvement) visibility in the community and that more schools and notfor-profits will take advantage of our services giving students more volunteer hours they need,” she said. Kasper said the Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement was initially designed by Plattsburgh state faculty in response to a request from the college President John Ettling to apply for Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Community Involvement Classification. This would make Plattsburgh state one of the schools classified as a college that is engaged in the community.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is a foundation designed to act as a independent policy and reserch center that collects data on different colleges to create solutions for issues in higher education. The Community Involvement Classification is intended to gather information on how colleges can grow alongside the communities that they are in. With the two directors, there is a four part governing council planned, which will be represented by the Department of Student Volunteerism, the Institute for Ethics and Public Life, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the College Community Alliance. The third body will be a staff advisory board made up of faculty, staff, community members and students. Kasper said the center should be running by April, 2014 when the application to the Community Involvement Classification will be due.

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Center encompasses public service By Daniel Stimpfle staff writer

Students and faculty at Plattsburgh State have a symbiotic relationship with the community of Plattsburgh through various programs and individual actions, but the college will soon have a new Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement to coordinate and support various activities all under one roof. Becky Kasper , director of the Center for Teaching Excellence , and soon to be co-director of the Center for Public Engagement said students and faculty members are regularly participating in volunteer work throughout the Plattsburgh community without a program encouraging and supporting those efforts. “We have much service going on at this college, we have thousands of hours being put in by students and staff and this center is meant to support that,” Kasper said. Kasper said the new group will be supporting, promoting and coordinating the actions and projects that students and staff are involved in such as Project HELP, which is designed to

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Watch the PSUC Men’s soccer team beat Norwich 3-2 Wednesday.

Watch the S.P.I.T perform in Myers’ Black Box Theater. Video available Sunday

Check out Plattsburgh’s outdoor recreation shop, Wooden Ski and Wheel.

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After years of renovations and construction, campus areas both new and old are back online

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(Top) Students walk past the new School of Business and Economics. (Right) Economics Lecturer James Tierney teaches his Intro to Economics class in one of the new classrooms. (Bottom) The building also features an outdoor terrace for students to relax and study.

Hudson Hall makes return

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(Left) A display case in the newly renovated George Hudson Hall features stuffed animals. (Above) One of the buildings new geology labs waiting to be filled with students and faculty. Most of the Hudson Hall classrooms contain brand new equipment.

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(Left) Students anxiously wait in line to get food from Griddles in its new location next to Subway. (Top) Employees work at the Scoops ice cream eatery in the space Griddles once occupied.


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Editor’s Note: Normally, we keep the weekly police blotter to a sidebar on A4. Because we have not published a paper since May, we felt it was necessary to put as much of this winter’s police blotter in the newspaper as possible. Next week, we will return to our normal slot on the left side of this page. For additional blotter entries, please visit cardinalpointsonline.com.

May 12 2:27 a.m. — Margaret Street — Plattsburgh City Police arrested Gregory Dipietro of 105 Brinkerhoff St. and charged him with a violation of disorderly conduct. An appearance ticket was issued. 2:27 a.m. — Margaret Street — City Police arrested Mark Bondi of 7 Sanborn Ave. and charged him with a violation of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was held on bail.

May 14 9:52 a.m. — Rugar Street — University Police received a report that a motorist hit an individual riding a skateboard in the crosswalk just east of the Angell College Center. The individual reported a minor scrape on her hand and declined medical attention. There was no property damage. Accident and service reports were filed. 2:12 p.m. — Banks Hall — Clinton County 911 dispatch reported that an ambulance was responding to Banks Hall for an unconscious female in the lobby. An employee had passed out and regained consciousness. The employee was transported to CVPH via ambulance.

5:29 p.m. — Whiteface Hall — A resident student reported that someone stole a load of her laundry from the laundry room. The laundry had been left unattended for 21 hours. A crime incident report was filed. May 15 7:51 p.m. — Hood Hall — A resident assistant reported finding a marijuana pipe in a box of donated property. University Police responded and secured the pipe in evidence. A service report was filed. May 17 12:10 p.m. — Dock Street — City Police arrested Micaela Marsh of 15 William St. and charged her with a violation of trespass. She was released upon posting $100 bail. 2:52 a.m. — Macdonough Hall — University Police responded to a report of an altercation in Macdonough Hall. The parties were located and identified. It is believed they were arguing about a food order. The parties were separated and a service report was filed.

8:49 a.m. — University Police — University Police received a report that City Police arrested Jordan Barosy of 5066 South Catherine St. May 11 and charged him with a violation of the city noise ordinance, resisting arrest and inciting to riot. He was held on bail. May 20 11:50 a.m. — University

Police — University Police received a report that City Police arrested Nick Furina of 116 Court St. May 9 and charged him with assault third, criminal mischief fourth, criminal obstruction of breathing, criminal mischief third and two counts of unlawful imprisonment second. He was held for arraignment. May 23 3:06 p.m. — Global Education Office — University Police transported three international students to the City Police station to file a report regarding being harassed at an off-campus location. The alleged perpetrator is a current student.

June 16 6:27 a.m. — Field House — Patrol found damage to the Lake Champlain Research boat parked at the fieldhouse. The damage consisted of vandalism to a window, antenna, bilge pump and battery. A crime incident report was filed.

June 19 8:24 p.m. — Algonquin Dining Hall — An individual reported that her bicycle had been stolen from the Algonquin Hall bike lockup. The bicycle had been secured with a cable. A crime incident report will be completed. 6:42 a.m. — Angell College Center — University Police and the Plattsburgh Fire Department responded to a report that a contractor had fallen and hurt his wrist. The subject also had a back injury and was transported to CVPH by ambulance. The subject was a contractor who had fallen off scaffolding while he was working on the windows.

July 19 8:30 a.m. — Rugar Street — University Police spoke with a motorist and a bicyclist who had been involved in an accident. The cyclist had been riding on the Rugar Street sidewalk and struck the vehicle as it turned off Hillcrest onto Rugar Street. No injuries were reported. There was minor damage to the vehicle. The individuals involved came to a civil compromise. A service report and an exchange of information form were completed. July 24 07:43 a.m. — Storage Building — An employee backed a college-owned vehicle into the Storage Building. Some siding was damaged on the building. There was no damage to the vehicle and no injuries reported. Accident and service reports were filed. 8:42 a.m. — Parking Lot 28 — An employee reported that he accidentally backed a college owned vehicle into a trailer parked in lot 28. There was minor damage to the vehicle and trailer. The owner of the trailer was notified and no injuries were reported. Accident and service reports were filed.

July 29 10 a.m. — Sibley Hall — A faculty member reported receiving an email from a nonaffiliated individual. The email appeared to be part of the ongoing harassment of another employee. Victim services and safety procedures were reviewed with the employee. A PNG letter will be issued against the individual who sent the

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July 31 9:30 a.m. — Fieldhouse — A grounds worker reported that he had heard what sounded like a gunshot two hours ago coming from the wooded area behind the fieldhouse. The area was checked, and a service report was filed. 6:07 p.m. — Macomb Hall — A member of the EOP staff reported damage to a lock in a residence hall room. The locksmith was contacted and came to make the repair. The lock appeared to be vandalized. A crime incident report was filed.

Aug. 5 4:36 p.m. — Broad Street — University Police responded to a two-car property-damage motor vehicle accident. A motorist struck a vehicle that was stopped in traffic. A uniform traffic ticket was issued. No injuries were reported. Accident and service reports were filed. Aug. 6 7:25 p.m. — Broad Street — Patrol assisted City Police with traffic control at a two-car motor vehicle accident on Broad Street at the intersection with Prospect Street. A service report was filed.

Aug. 18 4:58 a.m. — Sharron Ave — University Police assisted City Police looking for a larceny suspect and checking business properties. The suspect was not located. A service report was filed.

Aug. 20 9 a.m. — Banks Hall — University Police received a report that someone hung a razor blade scraper from some decorative lighting in a break room in Banks Hall. University Police spoke with some employees. A service report was filed. Aug. 21 10:52 a.m. — Ward Hall Grounds — University Police investigated a motor vehicle accident. A delivery truck backed into a campus light pole. The pole was broken off at its base. Maintenance responded to the scene and capped the pole.

Aug. 22 5:50 a.m. — Rugar Street — University Police assisted City Police at a one-car motor vehicle accident on Rugar Street near the fieldhouse. A service report was filed. Aug. 23 5:47 p.m. — Parking Lot 12 — An employee reported his vehicle had been struck by another vehicle while parked in Parking Lot 12. The second vehicle had left the scene. A crime incident report and MV-104A were filed. 11:58 p.m. — Court Street — City Police arrested Matthew Evans of 48 Broad St. and charged him with a violation of trespass. He was released on an appearance ticket.

Aug. 24 1:14 a.m. — Durkee Street — City Police arrested Kevin McCormack of 147 Brinkerhoff St. and charged him with a violation of the city public urination ordinance. He was released on an appearance ticket.

10:40 p.m. — Brinkerhoff Street — City Police arrested Christopher Pastier of 40K Banks Hall and charged him with a violation of the city open container ordinance. He was released upon an appearance ticket.

10:55 p.m. — Court Street — City Police arrested Trevor Kent of 1 Helen St. and charged him with a violation of the city open container ordinance. He was released on an appearance ticket.

11:10 p.m. — Brinkerhoff Street — City Police arrested Gregory Holst of 150 Brinkerhoff St. and charged him with a violation of the city noise ordinance. He was released on an appearance ticket. 11:23 p.m. — Couch Street — City Police arrested Mary Turgeon of 21J Banks Hall and charged her with the violations of possession of an alcoholic beverage by a person under the age of 21 and the city open container ordinance. She was released on an appearance ticket .

11:43 p.m. — Rugar Street — University Police and Plattsburgh Fire Department EMS responded to Rugar Street in front of Memorial Hall for an intoxicated male. The male was transported to CVPH via ambulance. College charges were forwarded, and a service report was filed. A copy of the report was provided to the Student Health Center. 11:58 p.m. — Court Street — City Police arrested Patrick Bartlett of 58D Broad St. and charged him with a violation of trespass. He was released upon an appearance ticket.

Aug. 25 12:37 a.m. — Whiteface Hall — University Police and Plattsburgh Fire Department EMS responded to Whiteface Hall for an intoxicated female. The female was transported to the emergency room via ambulance. College charges were forwarded, and a service report was filed. A copy of the report was provided to the Student Health Center. 5:23 p.m. — Kent Hall — University Police and CVPH EMS responded to Kent Hall for a male who had injured his ankle playing basketball on the court behind Mason Hall. The male was transported to the emergency room via ambulance. A service report was filed. A copy of the report was provided to the Student Health Center.

9:37 p.m. — River Walk — University Police arrested Nicholas Batson of 328 Kent Hall and charged him with a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released upon an appearance ticket. College charges were filed. 9:37 p.m. — River Walk — University Police arrested Matthew Burke of 80H Whiteface Hall and charged him with a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released upon an appearance ticket. College charges were filed.

9:37 p.m. — River Walk — University Police arrested Jason MaGuire of 80H Whiteface Hall and charged him with a violation of un-

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lawful possession of marijuana. He was released upon an appearance ticket. College charges were filed.

9:37 p.m. — River Walk — University Police arrested Kenneth Nardone of 81B Whiteface Hall and charged him with a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released upon an appearance ticket. College charges were filed. 9:37 p.m. — River Walk — University Police arrested Jake Keado of 81B Whiteface Hall and charged him with a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released upon an appearance ticket. College charges were filed. 9:37 p.m. — River Walk — University Police arrested Ethan Kelsey of 328 Kent Hall and charged him with a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released upon an appearance ticket. College charges were filed. Aug. 26 1:10 p.m. — Saranac Hall — University Police arrested Sean Houlahan of 61J Wilson Hall and charged him with Petit Larceny after he left the bookstore with a book he didn’t pay for. He was released on an appearance ticket. 1:57 p.m. — University Police — An off-campus student produced an order of protection that protects her and another off-campus student from a male student. The male student was contacted and advised not to violate the order of protection. Conditions of the order have recently been amended. A service report was filed. 11:38 p.m. — Rugar Street — University Police assisted the State Police with an accident at the intersection of Military Turnpike and Rugar Street. A service report was filed.

Aug. 27 1:48 p.m. — Kent Hall Grounds — A resident student reported the larceny of his bicycle from a bike rack in front of Kent Hall. The reporter stated the bike was secured at the time. A crime incident report was filed.

Aug. 28 11:40 p.m. — Rugar Street — University Police charged Jesse Rasco of 50 Cornelia St. with failure to keep right and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle third degree. He was released on an appearance ticket. Aug. 29 11:45 p.m. — Broad Street — University Police arrested Stephen Murphy of 115 Broad St. and charged him with a violation of the city public urination ordinance. He was released on an appearance ticket. Aug. 30 12:12 a.m. — Draper Ave. — University Police arrested Jennifer Allen of 153W Macdonough Hall and charged her with a violation of the city open container ordinance. She was released on an appearance ticket. College charges were filed. 2:11 a.m. — Kent Hall — University Police arrested Shauna Beni of 51J Whiteface Hall and charged her with a violation of the city open container ordinance.

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She was released on an appearance ticket. College charges were filed.

10:16 p.m. — Broad Street — City Police arrested Matthew McKnight of 345 Mason Hall and charged him with a violation of the city open container ordinance. He was released on an appearance ticket.

10:40 p.m. — Kent Hall grounds — University Police arrested Brandon Rosenthal of 242 Mason Hall and charged him with violations of the city open container ordinance and unlawful possession of alcohol under 21. He was released on an appearance ticket.

10:58 p.m. — Plattsburgh City — City Police charged Gina Trotta of 40C Banks with a violation of possession of alcohol under 21. She was released on an appearance ticket.

Aug. 31 12:10 a.m. — Broad Street — University Police arrested Sean Logan of 5035 South Catherine St. and charged him with a violation of the city open container ordinance. Upon interviewing, it was discovered the individual possessed a New York State Drivers License that did not belong to him. He was issued appearance tickets.

12:20 p.m. — Rugar Street — University Police arrested Joseph Torrisi of 30F Wilson Hall and charged him with a violation of the city open container ordinance. He was released on an appearance ticket.

3:19 p.m. — University Police — A resident student reported the larceny of her SUNY Plattsburgh ID and $40 from her purse during an event the previous evening at the Angell College Center. The card was cancelled. A crime incident report filed.

7:30 p.m. — River Trail — University Police arrested Alex Hirsch of 60C Whiteface Hall and charged him with a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released on an appearance ticket. College charges were filed.

7:30 p.m. — River Trail — University Police arrested Lucas Kranzler of 41D Whiteface Hall and charged him with a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana. He was released on an appearance ticket. College charges were filed.

8:36 p.m. — River Trail — University Police arrested Joshua Yorkshire of 110 Kent Hall and charged him with a violation of the city public urination ordinance. He was released on an appearance ticket.

8:58 p.m. — University Police — University Police arrested Thomas Militano of 70G Banks Hall and charged him with a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. He was released on an appearance ticket.

10:45 p.m. — Broad Street — City Police charged Cassandra C. Rubin of 225 Mason Hall with a violation of possession of alcohol under 21. She was released upon an appearance ticket. For the full police blotter, visit cardinalpointsonline.com


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CASHMAN: ‘it’s a four-season community’ From Page One

has been and remains the cultural hub of the North Country.” Cashman agreed. “Whether it be hiking or swimming, or spending time on the slopes, [Plattsburgh] is a very active community, it’s a four-season community.” “It’s safe, it’s affordable, and it’s a wonderful community that continues to grow.” Becky Kasper, director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and adjunct philosophy professor at PSUC, decided to run for a position in City Council in the 5th Ward as a way to “encourage our students to be engaged and responsible citizens.” Kasper said that one of the most integral parts of putting together a successful economic plan would be to ensure active coopera-

tion between both the city and town. “If you don’t know what needs to be done, it’s sort of like stumbling through a room with the lights off. You’re going to bump into things,” Kasper said. “We need to turn on the lights and develop ways to find more revenue.” Other faculty members running for office include Colin Read of the PSUC School of Business and Economics for county legislature in Area 4, and PSUC Facilities Financial Manager Chris Jackson for City Council. Read said he hopes to bring a renewed sense of hope to the county, as well as an interest in contributing to the discussions about the economy. Email Maggie McVey at maggie.mcvey@ cardinalpointsonline.com

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Michael Cashman explains to his audience why he is running for Plattsburgh Town Council at his campaign kickoff event. Cashman will be running for local office this fall along with a few other faculty members.

D’BURGH: renovations similar to Hood upgrades From Page One

renovated last fall. Each floor will have a combination kitchenette/lounge equipped with a refrigerator, oven, stove and microwave for students to prepare meals. “It will be very similar to Hood Hall,” LaPoint said. The first floor lounge will be reconstructed to be larger. The lounge, which faces Sibley hall, will be reconfigured to protrude approximately 2 feet to the outside concrete columns. Lapoint said the lounges will also be reconfigured with new windows to look more pleasing. In order to provide extra space in the first floor lounge, snack machines will be moved to the expanded lobby area.

The basement study lounge will also receive attention. The one large lounge being broken up into four smaller rooms, two of which will be slightly larger than the other two. These individual study rooms will be acoustically insulated for students to practice anything musical. “There’s nothing else like that on campus or in any other residence hall so we wanted to add them,” LaPoint said. Also in the basement, new stackable washers and dryers will replace the older machines in order to make room for a larger quantity for residents. “The washing machines would break on a weekly basis to the point there was

only one machine open,” said Victoria Cheng, former deFredenburgh resident. “They would flood all the time, too.” The elevators will be replaced with two that access all floors, rather than the separate odd/even elevators the hall had. Air circulation in the laundry room and the individual suites will be improved to bring the building up to code. Cabinet unit heaters will be placed throughout the suites to bring in makeup air to replace air that is exhausted out of the building, which is important for building codes, LaPoint said. Email Tawnee Bradham at tawnee.bradham@cardinalpointsonline.com

Student Association Soundoff A message from Student Association President Vanessa Cappon

CLUB TRAINING: Sunday, September 8th from 1-5 p.m. This is a mandatory event for all Student Association clubs and organization officers in the ACC Ballrooms. Two Student Association Senate seats are open! Pick up a petition in the Student Association office on Monday, September 9th starting at 9 a.m. Petitions are due by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10th. September 11th Memorial Service. September 11th at 12 p.m. at Hawkins Pond. A memorial will be held in remembrance of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and for those who perished, including two SUNY Plattsburgh Alumni. Hosted by Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. Have a great week! Best regards, Vanessa Cappon SA President


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CP Opinions

opinions editor brittany shew

- compiled by Brittany Shew and Elizabeth Reff

What do you think of Scoops?

Arial Lopez Senior Art

“They could have use the money on something else to benefit the school more.”

Courtney Roy Freshman Biological Sciences

“I love it.”

Jonathon Stanyon Sophomore Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

“I like it.”

Elissa Carl Freshman History and Education

“Fantastic. Best ice cream I’ve ever had.”

Mark Polak Freshman Business Marketing

“I don’t eat ice cream. I’m lactose intolerant.”

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▪ friday, sept. 6, 2013

E-books flexible, Textbooks remain cheaper in price constantly reliable By Paige Passman contributing writer

By Amanda Velez staff writer

Textbook costs average about $300 a semester depending on your major. Each student has their shortcuts. Some sell old textbooks or borrow from friends. Others share with a classmate or rent for a cheaper price. My shortcut? E-books. Every semester I check a dozen websites to see where I can order the cheapest books. I always use the “look inside” tool, which allows me to browse the textbook to see the format and decide whether I will use it. If I feel like I won’t use it, I buy the cheapest used version I can find and sell it back when I’m done with it. For classes pertaining to your major, e-books may be the best option because you will likely need the information again. I opt for the Kindle edition because it’s cheaper and forever. There is no shipping fee or time wasted waiting for the book to be delivered. E-books are delivered wirelessly and instantly to the device, which is a plus if you are like me and wait until the end of the first week of classes to buy books. Having the book instantly lessens the chances of getting left behind in homework assignments while paying less on textbooks puts a little extra money in the pocket, which benefits anyone living on a college student budget. My favorite part about e-books is the instant access through the Kindle app. I can study on the go either on my Kindle tablet, cellphone or laptop. If I am at the library or using someone else’s tablet, I can log onto my account and access my books. This also comes in handy because it’s one less book that I have to carry. If I buy all my textbooks in e-book form, they will always be accessible to me. E-books allow readers to change the font size, take notes in specific places and highlight important phrases. I can remove these highlights once I no longer need them. E-books are lifesavers when doing research papers because I can copy and paste quotes, have access to a dictionary, and if Wi-Fi is available on my device, I can add outside information to my notes. The ebook search tool allows readers to find specific words, sentences and topics. When I switch books or shut down my device, the automatic bookmark will save my location. My Kindle tracks my reading pace and tells me how many more hours until I finish the book. However, e-books can cause distractions. I have textbooks and personal reading books, so there are times where I am reading my textbook, but I’m thinking about the next chapter in a racy romance novel. It’s also a benefit when reading in class. The teacher may think I am reading along, but he or she will never know I’m reading the Mortal Instruments series instead. Well, unless he calls on me to read. Email Amanda Velez at amanda.velez @cardinalpointsonline.com

Bike sharing units prove beneficial By Brittany Shew opinions editor

There’s no better feeling than riding your bike down the streets of Plattsburgh State on a warm night to blow off a little steam. The campus is incredibly flat, which allows for the perfect, easy ride after a long day. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to be able to enjoy the wind in their hair; some students don’t have the money to buy a bike or the skills to build their own. The oncampus club Biketopia lends their helping tools to students who are looking to get a refurbished bike or get work done on a bike they already own, but with the spike in interest of bike riding, Biketopia cannot fulfill every student’s needs. Cities and colleges around the world have cried out with the same issue and the bike gods have answered with a fantastic solution: bike sharing. Bike sharing allows a person to rent a bike from a location in a city, ride it and return it back to any bike sharing location. Accord-

ing to Forbes magazine there were only 10,000 bike sharing bikes at the beginning of this year and now there are more than 18,000, with a plan to double that by the end of next year. The largest bike sharing program in the United States is located in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and the closest college bike sharing unit to PSUC is located at the University of Vermont. If a college that is similar in style, and near to our area it is very possible for PSUC to adopt this idea. Vermont has taken something similar to our Biketopia and turned it into The Bike Users Group, or “BUG.” BUG is a bike sharing program and student-run bike shop that offers bicycle education, maintenance and a bike to ride. Bike sharing could be a college student’s best friend. It’s transportation at a low-to-minimal cost, which for a college student could make a big difference in the way they get around Plattsburgh. A shared bike program could help bring students together in a new,

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Even though it is common for college students to complain about textbooks, some students also complain about how e-books are harder and are more stressful to use than textbooks. College students know it can be a struggle to buy their textbooks for their classes, but on the other hand, students tend to buy more textbooks than e-books. Textbooks have a set font that keeps in mind the needs of the average reader. Electronic devices may give off an annoying glare, either from the sunlight or indoor lights. With a paper textbook, you don’t have that issue. You can physically highlight and write on the pages, which essentially allows you to customize your learning. You can even put post-its in the book to save your place or make little notes to yourself. Textbooks are big and bulky, and they might take up a lot of space in backpacks and even in dorm rooms, but they never run out of battery. With an e-book you don’t have to worry about it being cumbersome, but if you have an e-book you must always make sure it is charged, because if it dies during class you could fall behind in your class work. Textbooks can also go through a large amount of abuse and still be used. Yes, you can damage them by spilling on them, but one spill has the potential to destroy an e-book. When you have an e-book and you want to use it during class you have to unlock it, but with textbooks, you open them up, and it’s ready to use. With each e-book they require you to accept the special licensing terms and agreements before using them. The e-books might not have the right software to work meaning that if you don’t have the right Microsoft Word update or software to download the required books, you might have trouble using them. Generally speaking, textbooks are more often updated, allowing for more available editions to each student. E-books, however, may not have as many editions available for purchase. You can also use textbooks as long as you like without taking up memory space as e-books do. According to SFGate.com, “the carbon in the life cycle of an Amazon Kindle is fully offset after the first year of use, as long as the owner downloads more than 22 books in a year, and additional years of use result in net carbon savings equivalent to an average of 168 kilograms of carbon dioxide.” If someone read fewer than 10 books each year they are better off with physical books, also stated by an article on SFGate.com research. Most college students would agree that is it easier to carry around textbooks rather than carrying around a device that might not work in about a year after use. Email Paige Passman at paige.passman @cardinalpointsonline.com

exciting way. Students running the services are completely responsible for the care and treatment of the bikes. No respect? No ride. PSUC students often take their car to Smooth Moves when they live in Macomb Hall, not even a mile down the road. If every student had access to bike sharing they could trade their unnecessary car rides for a low-cost rental bike for short hops around the city. Choosing to substitute driving your car for a zip around town on a bike reduces the amount of carbon dioxide that you’re putting into the air with each start of your engine. According to a study in the British Medical Journal, based on how many students take advantage of bike sharing it is estimated that we could limit the amount of carbon dioxide emissions by 10,000 tons per year. Having bikes accessible to students for a reasonable price could make students question taking their car out and instead take a positive step toward becoming a little more eco-friendly.

Bike riding expose students to fun, alternative ways of exercise. It slips in a work out for someone who is usually too busy to get to the gym. There’s no pressure or staring eyes on you when you’re biking. You’re free to ride wherever your wheels can take you, whether that be down the sidewalk or a rough ride on the trails. A hop on a bike to run your errands or to get to class quickly gives you that burst of physical activity we need during the day. It could potentially help with the constant traffic issues. PSUC’s campus is notorious for lack of parking. With a bike rack full of rentable bikes instead of a row of cars trying to find a parking spot it would prevent a lot of grumpy students and even faculty. Bikes fit the needs of most students. We stand for quick, easy and cost-efficient. A bike sharing program would be the answer to the average college student’s dreams. Email Brittany Shew at opinions @cardinalpointsonline.com


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Fresh year means turning over new leaf Admit it. You make mistakes. And as it turns out, so do we at Cardinal Points. Everyone has certain regrets they’d like to reconcile, and with the start of the semester comes a time when we are allowed the opportunity to rise above our past and better renew our sense of morality. Whether we made poor choices to get sloshed at a party or if we bombed the one class we swore would never take our grades down, there’s always some light at the end of the tunnel. Each day we can progress our future in a different path that we see fit. We can retake that class or vow to never drink as much again. However, before any of that can be done, we must first be able to admit to ourselves and the people around us that we made the mistakes in the first place.

Editorial

In today’s world, it seems to be easier to take our wrong-doings and sweep them under the rug rather than confront them head on. But it’s only when we can recognize our flaws that we can face our demons and better our lives. In his letter to the editor, Jeremy Elijah Smith took the opportunity to apologize for the poorly thought-out decision “to intentionally vandalize and deface public property” — something he said he was disgusted with himself for doing. Smith acknowledged what he had done to his community and how his act frightened citizens. He apologized not only to the law enforcement officials who arrested him, his parents

Cyrus causes controversy in black culture By Yessenia Funes contributing writer

Growing up in a predominantly black and Latin area both blessed and cursed me. It blessed me because it gave me the lifestyle’s insider scoop. While most people base their ideas about this culture on what they have been told, I base my ideas on what I have seen and lived. When one grows up knowing the meaning of a trap, otherwise known as a crack house, or hearing peers say the N-word after almost every other word, the culture grows and becomes a part of the individual. That’s my curse. There is nothing glamorous about being “hood” or ghetto or knowing slang-term meanings, so why is Miley Cyrus glamorizing and trying so hard to participate in the culture? Why does she find it appropriate to smack her background dancers’ rear-ends? Strangely enough, the only rear-ends she chooses to lay her hands on belong to black women. While I am sure everyone has seen her bizarre and trying-too-hard-to-be-sexy Video Music Awards performance Aug. 26, this was not the only incident where Cyrus sings about getting “turned up” and taps a-- while depicting black women as bootylicious hipswingers. Cyrus sang her single “We Can’t Stop” at the VMAs. The video faced lots of controversy over its contents – including an overly excited Cyrus biting her lips, sticking out her infamous tongue and, yet again, smacking a black woman’s booty. One line in the song rings, “To all my home girls here with the big butts, shaking it like we at a strip club, remember only God can judge ya’.” Cyrus’ Tupac reference with the last line must have impressed the black community, but it is not necessary to constantly highlight black women whenever she sings the “big butt” line. A strip-club analogy might ruin the butt-shaking experience for any woman, regardless of skin color. In her recent music video, surrounded by black women, Cyrus shows off her “twerking” skills while singing that line. She smacks her own butt this time but decides she would rather tap another female’s a-- for her first live performance. On Jimmy Kimmel Live June 25, Cyrus focused her attention on her black female background dancer during that line and slaps her rear end several times, almost synchronized with the song’s beat. That following morning, Cyrus performed on Good Morning America and repeated the booty-smacking hand motion. Yes, on a black woman. Yes, during that same line. Expressing one’s self is important, and seeking who we are is even more important. Though I have never met Cyrus (and there is a 99 percent chance I never will), I am sure the 92 percent white demographic of Thompson Station’s, Tenn., according to the U.S. Census Bureau, could not have provided much cultural exposure during her childhood. Her career could have shaped her into the woman she has become. Everyone grows up and becomes whomever they want. However, as ghetto fabulous as it might seem, acting “ratchet” or “thug” should not be glamorized. I am proud of my roots and embrace my inner edge, but I do not let it define me because the reality behind it is not pretty. Some people grow up this way. Others recreate themselves for a rough image. That image is a negative one, Cyrus. Especially when you are disrespecting the people you are trying to represent. Cyrus can keep “twerking” or acting “ratchet,” but she needs to quit demeaning black, beautiful women in her performances and music videos whose dance moves probably include a lot more than jiggling what their mommas gave them. Email Yessenia Funes at yessenia.funes @cardinalpointsonline.com

and the judge who presided over his case, but to the members of the community who were affected by his crimes. The Cardinal Points editorial board feels that, though Smith’s actions cannot be justified, it is a show of good character that he is willing to admit to his mistakes and, after full reflection, has apologized for them in an attempt to atone. It takes a good-hearted person to own up to his or her errors, but it takes an even stronger person to take his or her mistakes and use them as a learning tool. Cardinal Points has encountered its fair share of errors and mistakes in the past, and we, as an editorial board, realize that even though our mistakes can never be undone,

we can strive to make sure they do not happen again. Of course, we will undoubtedly make mistakes of our own. However, it is good to remember that this — being a place of learning — is where mistakes are meant to be made. This is true regardless of major, concentration or year in school. Our mistakes will simply be another learning tool for ourselves and future generations. Cardinal Points is no different from any of you. The mistakes we make will serve as a cautionary tale to the next generation of CP editors. With new editors in almost every position this year and the recent move to our new office in Ward hall, we will truly get our fresh start and do our part to make Cardinal Points the best paper we can be.

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angry and scared citizens; to the work crew that had to scrub the spray paint I, Jeremy Elijah Smith, am truly sorry off of the bridge, to the police who had for the crimes that have been committo track me down and bring me in; to the ted by me within the city of Plattsburgh court, the defense attorney and all others and for all of the harm that has been forced to intervene in the mischief that I done to the community. I am personally had done, I offer my sincere apology. I am disgusted with myself and by the actions also very grateful to the policemen who that I took to intentionally vandalize and had done everything in their power to deface public property. The maliciousbring me to justice while simultaneously ness that had possessed me to do this is treating me with respect and offering me not and will never be excusable and the options and advice on how to proceed consequences of my actions will always after I had been identified. I am ashamed catch up with me, after they have affected that my parents, who had raised me so others who were of no wrong doings well and with so much love and support, themselves. The citizens of Plattsburgh are now forced to pay for my childish acthat live in the community and go about tions, when they are already struggling as their lives every day in a civil and peace- it is to provide for me and my siblings. All ful manner were subjected to graffiti that around, I am truly racked with guilt and they did not wish in their city. Tax payer disappointment in myself. I will never money was redirected to clean up the spray paint someone else’s property, mess that I had caused, unfairly selfishly commit any act of vandalism or violate and stupidly. Families were concerned the law in an intentional manner again in that their town was being tagged by a whatever community I am in. Mistakes dangerous anarchist gang. For this, I must be learned from, or consequences want to express my deepest and utmost of repeated mistakes such as this one apology and remorse. Whatever rebelwill take control and direction of my life. lious nature that I had justified in my I hope that the court will see that I am own mind to deface property at the time in full remorse for the crimes that I have was unacceptable, however, my intencommitted against the community and tions were never and have never been will take this into mind when making to frighten ordinary people or cause the their decision regarding my case. degree of damage that was done to the moral of the community. To the mayor Jeremy Elijah Smith who had to receive complaints from PSUC student

Degree Works corrects CAPP report’s confusion By Amanda Velez staff writer

Last March when everyone found out the CAPP report was being replaced, some people groaned at the thought of it, probably because our CAPP reports were plain and easily accessible PDFs. The change was necessary. It has the potential to make every student happy, as long as they can get past the miniscule, annoying flaws like the name, long login and delayed page loading. Despite the terrible name, sorry CAPP report just rolls off the tongue better and the ultra-long yet secure login, Degree Works is great. The format is a lot easier to read now that it is in color and isn’t squished into two columns. The checks next to the classes

we have completed are a lot clearer than the CAPP reports’ confusing arrows made with dashes and the greater-than symbol that indicated which classes we still needed. Instead of looking from one column to the next, we only have to scroll down to see our GPAs, individual grades and how many more credits we need in each category. It shows us what we need in order to graduate, and even calculates what we need in order to achieve our desired GPA. There are now so many more options with this degree audit tool, especially with the “What If” feature that shows students exactly what they would need to do to get to where they want to be. For example, if a journalism major wanted to add a Spanish minor, the Degree Works program

would let the student know what classes he or she would have to take and how long it would take him or her to complete that goal. If a student wanted to change his or her major or transfer credits, it clarifies which credits will count toward his or her new degree. Also, many other colleges, including all of the 64 SUNY campuses, use this program. This should make transferring credits easier to understand as a student moves from one school to the next. Overall, Degree Works proves to be a very reliable, interactive, specific and helpful tool to all students that have access to it. Email Amanda Velez at amanda.velez@cardinal pointsonline.com

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First Class Spring 2013, three Marks of Distinction Fall 2012, three Marks of Distinction Fall 2011, three Marks of Distinction Spring 2010, two Marks of Distinction Spring 2007, one Mark of Distinction Fall 2007, three Marks of Distinction Spring 2008, three Marks of Distinction Fall 2006, two Marks of Distinction Spring 2006, two Marks of Distinction Fall 2005, one Mark of Distinction Fall 2004, three Marks of Distinction

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WEINER: ‘it’s just sad to see’

▪ friday, sept. 6, 2013

From Page One

1985 when they both took internships in Washingas an outspoken member ton, D.C. However, the two of the SA, noting that he went their separate ways often used his deep knowl- when Weisbroth decided edge of Robert’s Rules of against a future in poliOrder to his advantage. tics while Weiner stayed “He was very engaged to continue his political in campus issues, and he journey under Schumer, knew Robert’s Rules of Or- whom he eventually sucder better than anyone,” ceeded. Weisbroth said. Now an attorney in San Apart from their SA du- Francisco, Weisbroth said ties together, he still keeps Weisbrot h in touch with “People can and Weiner Weiner despite come back teamed up the scandals. with six other Laundry from these SA executives things. They can and Weisto produce broth both redeem them- said they were and distribute a one -issue selves. But you not surprised have to clean by Weiner’s newspaper dubbed “Car- up your act, and political sucdinal Counterthat’s what he cess, but they Points” to riwere caught didn’t do” val Cardinal off guard when William Laundry, his Points student sexting former vice president scandals made newspaper. of student affairs After Carheadlines. dinal Points “Was I surpublished a reprised that port card that he became a criticized the SA’s perfor- congressman? Not at all,” mance, the SA chose to Laundry said. “Am I surfight back with their own prised he’s running for eight page tabloid, which Mayor? No, that falls right was distributed campus- into place. But this probwide and caught the atten- lem he has, that surprises tion of the local media. me. I don’t think anybody Weisbroth’s friendship could see that coming.” with Weiner continued Weisbroth agreed, notafter they graduated in ing he has been “just as

Photos previously published in 1985 edition of Cardinal Yearbook

[Top] Spencer Weisbroth (left), Anthony Weiner (second from left) and other Student Association members produce Cardinal Counter-Points in 1984 in response to criticism published by Cardinal Points. [Below] Anthony Weiner has a discussion with Student Association members. mystified as everyone else” by the news of Weiner’s scandals. He added that were it not for scandal, his contention for NYC Mayor would have been in a better place. “The sad thing is that he would have had a very serious shot at becoming mayor,” Weisbroth said. “It’s just sad to see.” In August, Weiner dropped to fourth place in the mayoral race polls with only a 10 percent approval rating.

While Laundry said it is possible for people to recover from their mistakes, he’s baffled that Weiner chose to continue his “exhibition” despite the consequences. “People can come back from these things,” Laundry said. “They can redeem themselves. But you have to clean up your act, and that’s what he didn’t do.” Email Brian Molongoski at news@cardinalpoints online.com

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Section After four years at the helm of Plattsburgh State tennis from 1995-98, George Stackpole returns to PSUC in 2013. See B4.

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PILING ON THE WINS

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The Plattsburgh State men’s soccer team celebrates around senior forward Matt Hamilton after his game-winning goal in Wednesday night’s 3-2 victory against Norwich. The goal came with just 31 seconds remaining in the last overtime period, and the victory gives the Cardinals a 3-0 record to begin the 2013 campaign.

Men look to build on 2012 success By John Green staff writer

Despite finishing the year with an impressive 17-3-1 record, including a 7-2 conference record, last year’s season can be chalked up to nothing more than a disappointment for the Plattsburgh State men’s soccer team. The team finished off the year with a 2-1 loss to Oneonta State at home, missing out on a SUNYAC championship. The loss ended PSUC’s season abruptly and crushed any hopes that the coaches and players had of making a run in the NCAA tournament. “We have a picture up there (on the wall) of Oneonta celebrating on our field last year,” senior captain Matt Hamilton said. “It reminds us every single day before we step out to practice that it has to be 100 percent to work towards that (SUNYAC championship).” Although the Cardinals lost to Oneonta in the championship game, some thought that the team might

still have a shot at an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament due to the squad’s impressive record. However, the Cards were denied an automatic bid due to the team’s weaker schedule. For that reason, head coach Chris Waterbury and his assistants were determined to seek out stiffer competition for this season in hopes of having a tougher schedule in the eyes of the NCAA tournament selection committee. “We’ve tried our best to take care of that. Geographically, sometimes we’re limited a little bit,” Waterbury said. “Now, we just hope that the schedule we have is good enough and that the wins and losses are good enough.” Although the team is hoping that its tougher schedule will help when the NCAA tournament comes around, PSUC doesn’t want its fate to be in the hands of the selection committee again this year. Instead, the team is focusing on getting back to the SUNYAC championship game and taking

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Plattsburgh State forward Chris Bowden heads the ball into the Norwich net to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead Wednesday night. The goal was the first of Bowden’s college career. care of business this time son with a team-high 21 around. points (8 goals, 5 assists), has Junior forward Nick Par- high hopes for this season. rella, who finished last sea“I’m really excited. I think

Experience to aid Lady Cards’ rebound By Zachary Ripple sports editor

A season that began with such promise never panned out for the Plattsburgh State women’s soccer team in 2012. With a freshman class of 14 a season ago, head coach Karen Waterbury said she believes inexperience held back a talented squad. “It’s a big jump from high school,” Waterbury said. “They made the jump. They just didn’t have the experience or leadership to win those close ballgames, but they grew a lot last year.” With more experience under their belt, the Lady Cardinals will look to build off last year’s struggles with hopes of a more successful 2013 campaign. The defense, however, should be just fine if they can do what they did last year. Surrendering just 23 goals in 18 games last year, the defense for PSUC kept the team in most of its games throughout the year. The lack of offense, however, prevented the Lady Cards from being able to pull out winnable games,

we have a lot of potential “Expectations, for me, are (because) we have a lot of high. I think we can get young guys that are contributing,” Parrella said. See MSOC, B4

PSUC tennis turns to youth for 2013 season By Willie Santana associate sports editor

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Cammey Keyser (right) and teammate practice Tuesday for the Cardinal Classic, which will take place this weekend. including at one point losing four straight games by a 1-0 score. Senior midfielder Emily LaLone said the team became frustrated with its inability to win the close games. However, she added that the new season is an opportunity to move forward.

“It was really tough at the time,” LaLone said. “But now I think all the people that played last year, we have that kind of in our heads now as fuel for the fire to go at this year.”

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After a dominating start to the season with a 9-0 non-conference win against Lyndon State on Friday, the Plattsburgh State tennis team will look to build on that success with three home conference matches this weekend. PSUC will look to duplicate its performance from last year in which it narrowly defeated Oneonta 5-4 in its home opener. Last year, Samantha Engebrecht sealed the win for the Lady Cardinals by taking the last set 6-4. This time PSUC will be without Engebrecht and most of its core group from last year, including its No. 1 in singles, Rachel Hodnett. The Lady Cards will be sporting a young team that

has only three returning players. Meghan Ryan and Tedi Politano will get an opportunity to step up more this year, and Emily Carlin, who received the most playing time out of the three and finished the year 7-3 in singles, will return as well. The team also has a new coaching staff with the additions of George Stackpole as head coach and Joe Higgins as his assistant. Stackpole is replacing Mark Stata, who led the Lady Cards to an 8-5 record last year. This will be Stackpole’s third stint as a coach for PSUC tennis, as he was head coach from 19951998 and an assistant coach in 2009. Higgins, who has coached at Peru Central School the past five seasons, said he is

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Men’s Soccer Saturday vs. Bard 6 p.m. Wednsday at Castleton 7 p.m.

Saturday at. Clarkson 3 p.m. Tuesday vs. Canton 6 p.m.

Volleyball Friday vs. Queens College 6 p.m. Friday vs. Potsdam 8 p.m. Saturday at. St. Michaels 1 p.m.

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Men’s Soccer School Record SUNYAC Brockport 3-0-0 0-0-0 Plattsburgh 3-0-0 0-0-0 Potsdam 2-0-1 0-0-0 Buffalo State 1-0-1 0-0-0 Cortland 1-0-2 0-0-0 Fredonia 1-0-1 0-0-0 Oneonta 1-0-0 0-0-0 Geneseo 0-1-1 0-0-0 New Paltz 0-0-1 0-0-0 Oswego 0-2-1 0-0-0

Cross Country Saturday Cardinal Classic 11 a.m.

Women’s Soccer Saturday vs. Bard 3:30 p.m.

Tennis Friday vs Oneonta 4 p.m. Saturday vs Cortland 10 a.m. Sunday vs. New Paltz 10 a.m.

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Plattsburgh State men’s soccer forward Matt Hamilton dribbles the ball past a Norwich defender in the Cardinals’ 3-2 win Wednesday night. Hamilton’s goal in double-overtime secured a 3-0 record to start the season for PSUC.

Since the beginning of last season, the record of the women’s soccer team when they score at least two goals.

“I kept a hungry attitude towards it. I never satisfied myself for whatever I was given. I just tried my hardest and it worked out for me.” Nick Parrella, men’s soccer forward (on how his dedication and hard work helped him break through with the team as a freshman)

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Students should show school spirit Here at Plattsburgh State, the athletic teams are a popular way for students to get involved, whether they are on the team or not. What makes this different from professional sports is how connected to the athletes the rest of the student body is. Dave Grove is president of the Hard-Hattians, a student organization that attends home games for various sports and energetically provides support from the stands. For Grove, showing school spirit and supporting the student-athletes at PSUC is a rewarding experience. He spoke of one such time at a women’s hockey game. During an NCAA game for the women’s hockey team last season, the audio for the introduction video didn’t come on. Grove said his section led a “Let’s go Plattsburgh!” chant in the dark, silent arena. “(The players) said it brought tears to their eyes,” Grove said. “Talking to them, knowing they like the support and knowing that we’re helping them out with their game in general, it’s really helpful. It’s really a great feeling.” While the winter season is probably the biggest sports season at PSUC, that doesn’t mean the fall teams aren’t worth the time. The men’s soccer team is incredibly talented, placing first in the SUNYAC during last year’s regular season and falling just short in the championship game against Oneonta. The Cardinals have carried last year’s

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momentum into 2013 thus far, as they are off to a 3-0 start thanks to two dramatic victories in double-overtime. The women’s soccer team has grown from its experiences and struggles from 2012, and the young Lady Cardinals figure to improve a lot from a year ago. Cross country has their lone home meet of the season Saturday, and Kelley Driscoll leads the experienced Lady Cards as they hope to be strong competitors in 2013. The tennis team sees the return of George Stackpole as head coach. Stackpole, who you can read about more on B4, previously served as head coach from 1995-1998. His experience should serve the youthful Lady Cards well as they look to find more success this season. Lastly, the volleyball team will look to continue to improve under the leadership of head coach Dena O’Connell, who enters her 16th season at the helm. The student-athletes on these teams work hard at their craft, and the least the students can do is support them. The most important thing to remember is that these student are your friends, neighbors and classmates. There is a significant portion of this campus who does not regularly attend games, and some who never attended at all, including the new students at PSUC. With the new year, what better time than now to start?

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Assists per set Player Meghan Clifford 5.64 Tasha Widrick 5.00 Kristen Marchisatto 4.18

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School Record SUNYAC Cortland 3-1 0-0 Oneonta 3-1 0-0 Brockport 2-1 0-0 Fredonia 2-2 0-0 Oswego 2-1 0-0 Potsdam 2-3 0-0 Buffalo State 1-3 0-0 Geneseo 1-2 0-0 New Paltz 1-3 0-0 Plattsburgh 0-2 0-0

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Hard-working Parrella finds two-sport success By Matheus Honorato staff writer

Athleticism and hard work combined are the recipe for Plattsburgh State men’s soccer forward Nick Parrella’s success going into his junior year. Starting on all 21 of PSUC’s games as a sophomore, Parrella was one of the key players for the SUNYAC runner-up Cardinal squad last year, delivering every time out on the field. He had a breakout season in 2012 with 21 points. Parrella put up impressive numbers, scoring eight goals and dishing five assists, but such improvement was no surprise when looking back at his freshman season. As a freshman, Parrella had a different experience than most freshman college athletes, making his way into the PSUC starting 11 in a heartbeat. He tallied 17 starts in 20 games that year, scoring five goals and adding five assists. “We knew Nick was very athletic, we knew he was very fast, we knew he had a lot of competitive drive,” head coach Chris Waterbury said. “The question we were not sure of was how quickly he was going to make a difference at the college level.” Waterbury said it usually takes time for players to adapt from the high school game to the college game, but he said it depends on the individual player how long that period actually is. Parrella said it took a few practices to get used to the change. As a freshman, he

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Plattsburgh State men’s soccer forward Nick Parrella enters his third season with the Cardinals. In his first two seasons, Parrella scored 13 goals and picked up 13 assists, and he figures to factor largely once again into the plans for PSUC in the 2013 season. had an ‘I want to play at least a little bit’ mindset. He worked hard and became a regular on Waterbury’s squad. “I didn’t need to start, I didn’t need to play a lot, just to come off the bench maybe as a freshman,” he said. “I kept a hungry attitude towards it. I never satisfied myself for whatever I was given. I just tried my hardest and it worked out for me.”

The journey began when Parrella was four years old. In a family where everybody played football, he decided to go with soccer. “I liked it, I was good at it, so I just stuck with it,” he said. But soccer is not Parrella’s sole sporting passion. He has also been playing lacrosse since the fourth grade. With two years under his belt playing for PSUC’s men’s lacrosse team,

he is a key player for more than just one team. He won the Cardinal’s Rookie of the Year award during his freshman season for lacrosse, an award he did not expect going into that season. “It was awesome to be recognized by coach (Ryan Cavanagh). I thought I had a good year, I contributed,” Parrella said. “I was a little surprised actually because I didn’t play fall ball, so I

knew coming in nobody had seen me play.” After the first practice, he felt like he impressed a lot of people, and it paid off when his work was recognized with the award. A hard worker recognized by his coaches, Parrella also stands out through his leadership skills on and off the field. “When the time calls for it, he talks at the right time,” men’s soccer defender Wade

Goehle said about his teammate. “We don’t really think of Nick in terms of being that freshman who came in,” Waterbury said. “He is a returning player, so the expectation is on-the-field and off-the-field leadership, and Nick has done a good job with it.”

By Josh Silverberg staff writer

and show the newcomers what it’s like to play for PSUC. Wickers said she is here to help her team get to where it should be. “I am trying to really set an example for everybody and I think Rosi’s doing the same,” Wickers said. “I think together me and her have a good head on our shoulders, and we know how the team should be run.” One of those new faces Wickers will help lead is Tasha Widrick, a freshman from Lowville, New York. Widrick said she is excited about coming to PSUC and is hoping to learn a lot from the likes of Wickers and Cummings. “The transition has been really good,” Widrick said. “The girls are great.” In addition to some new players, O’Connell has brought in a new face on the coaching staff this year. Assistant coach David Starin, who was the assistant coach

at Worcester Polytechnic in Worcester, Mass., said he couldn’t be more excited to be where he is right now. “It’s definitely a great opportunity,” Starin said. “I am just really excited to be part of the program and turn it into a winning program.” When deciding whether to come to PSUC, Starin said talking to O’Connell made the decision easy. “We are completely on the same page and have the same expectations of the program,” Starin said. “Talking with her and going through the interview process, I knew that right away this was a great opportunity.” The team plays four games this weekend at the Victory Promotions invitational in Potsdam before playing its first home game of the season Sept. 10 against Canton.

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MSOC: ‘We just want to win’ Volleyball hopes for turnaround From Page One

sive side of the ball to help carry the team at times. Five of the top six scorers from where we want to be easily. It’s just going last season, which include Parrella and to take some time and work. We’re not Hamilton, are returning again this fall and there yet, but we still have a lot of season the players hope to keep the pressure on ahead of us.” opposing defenses. Even though the Cards have So far this season, things are confidence in the underclassgoing as planned for PSUC as the men to step up and perform team is off to a fast start with a well this season, there will be 3-0 record. Although the team has growing pains along the way. escaped narrowly in two of those After the conclusion of the 2012 contests with double-overtime season, the Cardinals lost 10 victories, a win is a win, and Hamseniors to graduation, which inilton said the team will take them cluded three starters on defense Waterbury anyway they can. and goalie Andy Heighington, Anything can happen over the who holds the school record for shutouts. course of the season, and although expecWhile defense is a primary con- tations are high for the men’s soccer team, cern for Waterbury, he said he believes Hamilton said the players and coaches mistakes fall on the team as a whole. plan on taking everything in stride. “There’s no question (that) I have “We just want to win. One game at a concerns with, not just the defense, but time,” he said. “Our big goal is to win SUwith the team generally as a whole,” he NYAC’s this year (and) take it back from said. “But, we’ve always believed that Oneonta.” our offense starts from our defense and Hamilton and the Cards will get the our defense starts from our offense. So, chance to continue to reach that goal its team defending (and) if we get scored when they face Bard on Saturday at 6 p.m. on, it’s the whole team getting scored on.” Email John Green at With that being the case, the Cards will john.green@ be relying on the continuity on the offencardinalpointsonline.com

Kelley Driscoll

Kelley Driscoll received the first SUNYAC Female Runner of the Week award after her performance at the RPI Opener. Her first-place time of 18:27.9 was almost 35 seconds ahead of second-place finisher and teammate

For the Plattsburgh State volleyball team, 2012 did not go as planned. With a 13-20 overall mark and a 1-7 conference record, the Lady Cardinals are hoping a young nucleus mixed with some veteran leadership is the recipe for a stronger 2013 campaign. Head coach Dena O’Connell said it is important to find ways to build on last year and improve. “I want them to learn how to win,” O’Connell said. “I want us to improve on our SUNYAC play, and I want us to compete everywhere, whether it is the SUNYACs or our home gym, so those are two of my most important goals, but it’s a team effort as well.” The Lady Cards will have returning upperclassmen Rosi Cummings and Amanda Wickers to lead the way

Alexis Archilla

Freshman Alexis Archilla received the SUNYAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award. Archilla racked up seven points in the first two games at the Potsdam Collegiate Village Cup. He has three goals and one assist for the season.

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Stackpole returns as PSUC coach By Willie Santana associate sports editor

His gray hair calmly floats back as the wind picks up speed. He swings his tennis racket, hitting the ball toward one of his players. Wearing his gray t-shirt draped over his thin frame and with his shirt tucked in his shorts, he slaps the ball back to players half his age. With his white socks crunched anklehigh in his black sneakers, he moves side-to-side efficiently. He’s done this before. George Stackpole’s facial expressions rarely change during practice. A “good” or a “that’s perfect” is occasionally accompanied with a smile that reveals wrinkles surrounding the sides of his mouth. Once again, he is back at the helm of Plattsburgh State tennis. Stackpole’s first stint as coach was from 19951998, and he finished with an 18-8 record. His resume includes five years as head of the boys’ squad at Plattsburgh High School and six years as head of the boys’ and girls’ teams at Seton Catholic Central School. He returned to PSUC in 2009 as an assistant under Mark Stata. The reason for Stackpole’s departure was his family. His son, George Tom Stackpole, was entering high school and was going to be playing sports. At the time, Stackpole was working as a correction officer at the Bare Hill Correctional Facility, where he retired from in 2008. Stackpole wanted to be a part of his son’s athletics. “Those were the golden years for him, so that’s why I quit,” he said. Although the younger Stackpole never had his

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TENNIS: Players must adjust From Page One

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George Stackpole hits a ball during a team practice Thursday. Stackpole begins his second stint as head coach of Plattsburgh State tennis in 2013 after previously holding the position from 1995-1998. father as a coach, the two would go head-to-head with each other, and that was how he learned how to play tennis. “He gave me a lot more than any other coach I had,” he said. “I didn’t really learn much from my other coaches.” As for his recent comeback, Stackpole said he had been working part-time over the years. He decided to end his last part-time job two weeks before the preseason. PSUC was still looking for a coach at the time, so he was asked if he would be interested. After a few weeks of mulling over the decision, he accepted. Stata, who last season led PSUC to an 8-5 record, said Stackpole is a bit more

experienced than he is and at the college level, said will bring a lot of positive Stackpole brings a unique energy to the team. He perspective. “He doesn’t B-S around, also mentioned Stackpole’s game on the court, pointing and it’s just good to have out that he’s a good singles that type of attitude,” he said. player. As Higgins was This summer, “He growing up and Stackpole comtennis peted in a mixed- doesn’t B-S playing around, in the local comdoubles competimunity, Stackpole tion for the North and it’s Country Tennis just good helped him refine his game, so HigAssociation and to have gins said he knows finished first. He has competed that type of Stackpole is a good sparingly over attitude.” coach. Now Higgins is the years at NCTA Joe Higgins, events and other PSUC tennis helping Stackpole readjust back into competitions. assistant his coaching duties. Assistant coach Stackpole said coach Joe HigHiggins will be able gins, who is currently coaching at Peru to connect easier with the Central School and mak- younger players. The team ing his coaching debut has only three returning

players, with one transfer and five first-year players rounding out the 2013 squad. “He maybe understands the new generation better than I can,” Stackpole said, chuckling. Even though Stackpole has done this before, he is still readjusting. “To be honest, I kind of lost a little bit because I was out of it,” he said. “I still played a lot myself, USTA (United States Tennis Association), a lot of tournaments. But, as far as organization, a group of people and practices, I am still trying to get back into the groove of it all.” Email Willie Santana at willie.santana@ cardinalpointsonline.com

emphasizing good habits to the younger players so they can refine their abilities and become more efficient. “The biggest thing is just patience,” he said. “A lot of it is just adjusting for them if they’re freshmen or a transfer.” Higgins said sports are big at Peru. Because he is used to seeing coaches with an intense focus during practices, it has made his transition easier. After watching his players last spring as they began adjusting for college, it facilitated Higgins’ ability to help the incoming freshmen. “Seeing the high school kids try to grow made it easier for me to help the freshmen adapt when they came here,” he said. The Lady Cards have made a smooth transition so far, Higgins said, because he and Stackpole have been working well together. He said all of the players are good athletes, making the transition easier. Stackpole said the team is young but they have a lot talent and just have to get used to another level of tennis. He said they will be able to adapt quickly by using their first match as a stepping stone. Their first match this weekend is against Oneonta at 4 p.m. Friday, with 10 a.m. starting times against Cortland on Saturday and New Paltz on Sunday. Email Willie Santana at willie.santana@ cardinalpointsonline.com

WSOC: Improving SUNYAC record is key X-country must improve From Page One The most important time for PSUC to find success will be in conference play, where the offense had considerable difficulty finding the back of the net. The Lady Cards scored just nine goals in the nine games against SUNYAC competition, a number they’ll have to improve upon if they are going to achieve a conference record better than last year’s 2-6-1 mark. While the team lost Kristie Pageau, its most productive offensive player from last season, Waterbury said this year’s squad offers a deeper group of offensive players. While a lot of the primary players will be returners, she said last year’s freshmen have come in much stronger and more experienced as sophomores. This year’s freshman class has the ability to have an impact as well. Senior defender Lauren Gonyea said the freshmen give the team depth off the bench. She mentioned Vicky Scott and Diana DiCocco in particular and said their speed gives them the ability to generate runs and scoring opportunities. “With the two games we’ve had so far, we’ve had different people scoring,” Gonyea said. “We’re not just relying on one person, and that’s really helpful to have everyone be able to step up.” The increased depth of the team, LaLone said, can help the team sustain success over the course of the entire season.

“When the freshmen mont last year and as an ascome in, I don’t feel like sistant with Lyndon State the level of play drops,” she during its 2011-2012 camsaid. “I think it’s helping paign. make everyone more opWaterbury said Gestal timistic because everyone has a nice fitness backsees that.” ground and will train the In net, PSUC will turn to goalkeepers, and she addsome new faces ed that Gestal is a with 2012 keepers welcome addition Monica D’Ippolito to the coaching and Danielle staff who can offer Schmitt no longer a lot to the team. on the team. “She’s just a Charisse Abelyoung, positive, lard served as the hard-working, enkeeper over the thusiastic, very weekend, making positive individthree saves in the “When the ual,” Waterbury Lady Cards’ 1-1 freshmen said. “She brings weekend against come in, I a lot of energy to Colby-Saw yer don’t feel the table and a lot and Rivier. Junior of new ideas, so it’s like the Kristy Kirkpatrick good.” level of and freshman LeWith just two anne O’Brien are play drops. games in the both on the roster I think it’s books, PSUC has as keepers as well, already learned helping and while Waterfrom its mistakes. make bury said Abellard After a 2-0 loss everyone Friday to Colbyperformed well over the weekend, Sawyer, the team more she added that the optimistic rebounded with situation is still in because a dominating 3-0 flux. win over Rivier everyone on Saturday, outWhile Waterbury will return sees that.” shooting the RaidEmily for her 24th seaers 26-1. son at the helm, Following FriLaLone, along with asday’s loss, a team PSUC sistant coach and midforward meeting was held former PSUC stuSaturday morning dent-athlete Pat to discuss what Shaughnessy, the coach- needed to improve to win ing staff also has a new the contest later that day. face with assistant Shay “We divided up into Gestal. groups by position, and Replacing 12-year assis- functionally we had to detant coach Brian Micheels, cide what our problems Gestal comes to PSUC with were, what we needed to two years of prior coaching work out,” Gonyea said. experience, having served “Our meeting that mornas an assistant coach at St. ing really helped to reset Michael’s College in Ver- us, to regroup us, to get us

thinking about what we needed to do for the games coming up. “In that game we were able to put that into play, and I think that really helped.” The Lady Cards now can focus their attention on this weekend with the annual Cardinal Classic. Waterbury said these games will be a good measure of where her team is right now. “We’ve got a much, much stronger field in our Cardinal Classic this year,” she said. “St. Lawrence just beat Cortland 2-0, so they’re going to be a handful. “I know they’re going to be experienced and put in a lot of work, so we’re going to have to go out and compete for 90 minutes.” The team won both games in last year’s Cardinal Classic, outscoring the opposition 7-1, and the Lady Cards were on their way to a 4-0 start. However, the Lady Cards must be mindful of last year’s struggles to learn from the past and find a way to have sustained success. “Everything is a learning experience,” Waterbury said. “I probably learn more from my mistakes than I do from my successes. I hate to say it, but it’s the truth. “There was definitely a lot to take from last season, but it’s over with, and it’s a new season for us, so we’re excited.” Email Zachary Ripple at sports@cardinalpoints online.com

throughout fall season By Nick Topping staff writer

The Plattsburgh State cross country team kicked off the 2013 season with the RPI opener at Saratoga State Park. On the men’s side, freshman Ethan Vinson ran to a sixth place finish at a time of 16:04.3. He was the only PSUC men’s athlete to finish in the top 10. Brendan Connor placed 11th in his Cardinals debut with a time of 16:17.8. “I felt strong going through,” Connor said. “It was the last 400 that really got me because of the humidity, but I felt good.” The PSUC men’s team accumulated 67 points to place third on the day. Assistant coach Nick Jones said he was pleased with the results from the season’s first meet. “I was impressed with some of the new guys,” Jones said. “I was very happy with what they did on the men’s side.” The PSUC women’s side was led by senior Kelley Driscoll, who ran to a first place finish with a time of 18:27.9, and teammate Katie Ehmann, who placed second with a time of 19:02.2. The high finishes for Driscoll and Ehmann helped the PSUC women place second with 49 points. Head coach Andrew Krug said he took mostly positives away from Saturday’s meet, especially with how early it is in the season. “We had a lot of good improvements from the race

we had there last season, so that was very nice to see,” Krug said. “We had others that we wish things were a little bit better, but we are hoping to improve as the season progresses. It’s too early to tell with these first couple of races.” With the rest of the season ahead of the Cardinals, Krug said the youth of the men’s team will be a challenge, but he said he is hoping the team can improve and become more accustomed to running 8,000 meters as the season rolls along. “On the men’s side, we have a very young team, and what they are doing is really adapting to our training,” Krug said. “They need to just get used to running that distance later on in the season and adapting to the training. By the end of the season, I hope this team is able to accomplish a top six finish in our conference championship.” The next meet for the team is 11 a.m. Saturday for the Cardinal Classic, the only home meet of the season. Krug said the competition will be a good test for his squad, and he is also looking forward to having the team compete at home. “We will be in front of our home crowd and running in a place very familiar to us,” Krug said. “We’re looking to see some fast times against a regionally and nationally ranked team in St. Lawrence.” Email Nick Topping at nick.topping@ cardinalpointsonline.com


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Holly Kusalonis sits at her desk in Kehoe Administrative Building. Along with being a Calculations Clerk II, Kusalonis fulfills a number of different titles including mom and part-time student.

Part-time student raises children, fulfills work duties By Teah Dowling associate fuse editor

A student. A worker. A wife. A mother. A dreamer. All of these titles express different people in society. On the campus, these titles all represent one woman, Holly Kusalonis. Kusalonis is a part-time accounting major at Plattsburgh State, along with a Calculations Clerk II in the Accounts Payable Office on campus. She is also a wife to Stan and a mother to her 5-year-old and 8-month-old daughters Emily and Grace. Today, Kusalonis is taking two accounting classes, one during the day and one at night, and her work schedule consists of working 37.5 hours per week Monday through Friday. Because of PSUC and the union she works for, her classes are covered financially. However, they’re not as efficient as she would like them to be. “They don’t offer a lot of choices for my curriculum,” Kusalonis said. “It’s really hard to find classes during certain times of the day.” In order to keep up with homework, she does it during her 15-minute break and lunch breaks, except for Tuesdays and Thursdays when she needs to take her lunch break for one of her accounting classes. On the day of her night class, Kusalonis tries to get most of her homework done after work. If she can’t get it done in those time periods, she prefers to get it done at night. “It’s hard, but it’s easier to do it after the kids are gone to bed,” Kusalonis said. “I think it’s definitely worth it, especially for my 5-year-old who will be starting school this year because she’s going to see that education is important.” This busy schedule isn’t a new thing for her. Before starting her accounting major, she worked on getting her general studies degree, which was a journey of its own. Kusalonis said that she had always wanted to get her degree in accounting, but she second-guessed herself. She ended up changing her major a couple of times and also worked different jobs and started a family in the mean time. After changing her majors, she realized that she had enough credits to get a general studies degree. After she completed her degree in August, she decided to continue her education to get the accounting degree that she’s wanted before.

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Above are Kusalonis’s two daughters, Emily and Grace. Between school and work, Kusalonis still makes time for family before anything else. With being a part-time student, Kusalonis doesn’t have the luxury of getting a degree like full-time students do. Instead, she takes online courses during the summer and is constantly managing her schedule for school, her career and her children. “I don’t know how she handles it,” said Kristin Short, Clerk II at Accounts Payable and co-worker of Kusalonis. “She definitely knows how to multi task with her work and home.” On a typical work day, Kusalonis drops her children off at the PSUC daycare center and works a full-day shift. Some days, her children stay all day at daycare, and she picks them up after her shift at 4:30 p.m. On days when her husband has shorter days at work, he picks the children up so that they won’t have to stay in daycare all day. On the weekend, Kusalonis tries to spend as much time with her family as possible. When she’s at work, and she’s able to have free time during her lunch break, she goes to the gym to attend

workout classes, sometimes with her boss Avis Foster. Foster, the Senior Staff Assistant in Accounts Payable, hired Kusalonis five years ago to work for her in Accounts Payable. Out of a number of applicants for the position, Foster saw Kusalonis’ potential. “I figured she had good customer service experience from Price Chopper in the flower department, and she was very outgoing,” Foster said. “Also, I checked the references, and she had good recommendations.” Kusalonis was hired after she had her first child. Since then, she has been working hard towards both her degrees and work to make a better life for her family. For her future, Kusalonis hopes to officially earn her accounting degree and continue working for the state. Email Teah Dowling at teah.dowling @cardinalpointsonline.com

Staring at the wall in darkness trying to release myself from his cuddling grasp is when I realized things were getting too serious between me and my friend with benefits. Our late night arrangement started out confusing, then turned impassive, confusing again, and finally intimate. Taken by panic, I immediately thought, “We’re too different.” I’ve been told that phrase is an excuse. It’s not that we are different. It’s we are afraid. Or maybe my friend was a hopeless romantic and she wanted to see me and my significant other grow old together. She was probably envisioning a “No Strings Attached” ending where I end up with the guy I’ve been cavorting with. After the flowers bloomed and the scorching heat came, we went our separate ways. Our three month hiatus with a few “hey, how are you?” text messages got me thinking about our differences. He loves going outside and exploring things as if he is in a jungle. I grew up in a concrete jungle. I love fashion. I’d see him wear the same pair of pants three days in a row. Sometimes we would have long conversations where one of us had no idea what the other was talking about. He never meshed with my friends, and I got along with his, but sometimes I felt disconnected from the group. All these reasons were beckoning me to push the idea of us aside, but I thought about our similarities. We love watching movies, photography, videography, and not talking about our feelings. We shared sex advice, sexual history and sad, funny and humiliating stories about each other’s lives. Developing a friendship and having casual sex is a no, no. “No feelings! They complicate things,” I would think to myself.

I told myself we were too different because it was plain as day to anyone. It was the easiest way of tricking myself into believing the end of our arrangement was the right choice. I was afraid of materialistic and shallow things that only mattered when I wasn’t with him. I love who I became when we were together. For once, I knew what I wanted. I no longer heard myself saying, “We’re too different,” but instead I heard him say it. His words and reasons grew in my mind as did the silence between us. Although, I understood him because I felt the same way once, I no longer agreed with this explanation. Like any girl who has been dumped, all in one night I went from feeling sad to angry, then back to sad and angry all over again. But when I woke up the next morning I felt neither sad nor angry. I felt disappointed; not because I had been dumped or I didn’t get to punch him. I was disappointed in the guy who I had been friends with for the past 10 months, not the guy I was having sex with. People always say go for the guy or girl who makes you a better a person. No matter how cliché this sounds it is true because the moment that cliché jumped inside of my head I knew what I wanted. There was no question mark on top of my head. Knowing what and who you want in life is an amazing feeling. It’s even worth your feelings getting hurt because the experience held growth and enlightenment. Email Melanie Rivera at web@cardinal pointsonline.com

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Bike, ski shop puts customers first By Elizabeth Reff fuse editor

When one opens the doors of Wooden Ski and Wheel, his or her view is usually filled with a selection of new and used bicycles that are displayed in the entrance area of the store. Aside from the employee working at the time, customers may also be greeted by Hank, the 9-year-old chocolate lab who frequently wanders around the front of the store. The business has been open for 40 years, and Nick Labonte has been part owner for the last five years. It is open seven days a week and their customers range from children to adults. Labonte said this yearlong outdoor retail shop focuses on outdoor equipment as well as winter attire such as jackets and winter gear. “We do outdoor clothing, mostly winter jackets,” Labonte said. “We’re not into selling the $400-$500

jackets, but we tend to have some pretty good clothes out.” While walking through the store, one would notice the mixture of fall/winter and spring/summer items. This is because since the store is currently open all year long, a few seasonal changes are made. At the end of each summer, the bicycle equipment is moved from being displayed in the front to the back of the store. The front is then filled with hockey sticks and other winter related equipment. “We’re seasonal in a sense that we shift categories halfway through the year,” Labonte said. “In the summertime, it’s mostly bikes and come September or October, our main focal point just shifts into hockey. That’s what we’re doing right now.” Labonte said the store also rents out equipment such as skis, ski equipment and skates. Used skates can be either rented or purchased. For skis, full seasonal rentals for college

students usually are $100 as opposed to the normal rental price of $130. “I would say our rental category is a little more balanced,” Labonte said. “It’s a bigger category than the new skis that we sell.” The back room of the store is where the repairs are completed. The employees are able to repair bicycles, skis and hockey equipment for customers. Also, Wooden Ski and Wheel employees will sharpen skates for hockey players. Labonte said mostly high school students come in, but he does see college players from time to time. Out of all of the products in his shop, Labonte’s favorite items are the hockey sticks. Although they range in price from $60-$200, he said they are worth it. “The brands and models we carry are top notch, and we tend to see a lot of traffic for that product,” he said. Another popular product is the hybrid bicycle. It is a

newer category of bicycles where the bikes are built to ride on bike paths as well as on dirt trails, therefore, it is a dirt bike and a regular bike in one. Sean Carlin, a regular customer who went to high school with Labonte, said he comes to the shop for bicycles and their accessories. “The service is amazing,” Carlin said. “The employees here are very down to earth and they speak very well to their customers. They always take care of their customers first, whatever the situation is ,especially when it comes to their bicycles. It’s very nice to have such good customer service.” Email Elizabeth Reff at fuse@cardinalpoints online.com

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Plattsburgh State student Shannon Ferguson plays the banjo for the first Coffeehouse event of the semester Wednesday.

right questions. However, Coleman said she has alhunger pains and more. ready seen this occur on the According to the Uni- campus. versity of Texas at Austin “There are people on the Health Services, not eating campus that won’t eat befor several hours can cause fore they go out that way the body to suffer from low they can get drunk quicker blood sugar, headaches and and not gain weight,” Colefeeling shaky. If necessary man said. “It could definitecalories for a healthy diet ly become a new diet, not a are being used for alcohol safe one of course, but anyconsumption, it could lead thing is possible.” an individual to malnuSean Conklin, RA in Hartrition and liver damage. rington Hall, said he is From drunkorexia alone, it trained to deal with stucould lead students to binge dents in situations such drinking and as alcohol eating disorabuse, eating “It’s just a term ders, which disorders, deof limiting food could pose a pression and intake so you great threat mental health to their physiissues. As an can drink more cal, mental alcohol. I think it’s RA, Conklin and emotional is obligated more of a symptom to find out as health. and a secondary much inforAlso acoutcome of cording to the mation as he website, a diet can by asking drinking of drunkorexcertain quesKathleen Camelo, ia could alter a director of the Center tions regardperson’s life in ing their curfor Student Health different ways rent state and and Psychological then giving because not Services the informaever ybody ’s tion to the bodies are gocounseling ing to react the same to an excessive center and referring the amount of alcohol. While students to go see them. With Conklin knowsome people may starve themselves for the sake of ing how to handle situadrinking and continue this tions like this, and being through life, others may a student himself, he was purge to avoid the calories shocked that there was an all together or spiral out actual term for it but not of control from becoming shocked that actually it exdrunk faster and turn to isted. “I’m not really too surbinge eating. “It all goes back to al- prised because I’ve deficohol, but it’s hard to say nitely heard of people bewithout doing a survey,” ing like, ‘oh I’m not going Camelo said. “I’m not sure to eat because I’m going to if there are any studies that drink later’ or something are there that can actually like that,” Conklin said. “I prove drunkorexia exists.” wouldn’t say it would be an Tiyana Coleman, cyto- issue.” technology major and preEmail Teah Dowling med student said that it at teah.dowling@ might be hard to diagnose cardinalpointsonline.com the issue if you don’t ask the


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8-week workshop boosts creativity By Elizabeth Reff fuse editor

“Everyone has an alternate person.” A character inside of oneself that wishes to surface. Adjunct lecturer Karen Hildebrand believes Radio Theater! is the key to making that person come alive. Radio Theater! is an acting program funded by Lifetime Arts. Lifetime Arts is a nonprofit group based in New Rochelle, N.Y., and they sponsor programs for the recently retired people. “They’re looking at other artistic programs that have a name in fulfilling something in a person’s life and teaching them something they might not know,“ Hildebrand said. Throughout a period of eight weeks, a group of people of all ages will meet once a week for a few hours to learn about radio drama performance. Throughout each meeting, the group of about 10 to 15 people will read through their selected plays or scenes and will ultimately record the audio of their performances for future use. “We want to record this so we have a record,” Hildebrand said. “I would love if we could get this aired on a radio station. If I had to even run a show at 4 in the morning I would.” She said this is the first time Lifetime Arts has ever sponsored a program that has to do with radio performance or radio drama. Locally, the program goes through the Clinton-EssexFranklin county library system. Other rural programs

include activities such as watercolor painting, storytelling, Shakespeare, choirs and dancing. “They started with pilot programs in Dallas, Boston and Miami, and New York City at the libraries,” Hildebrand said. “The Clinton-Essex-Franklin county library system is the only rural component for the whole thing. That’s it.” When Hildebrand started the program, she teamed up with Becky Pace, director of Peru Free Library. Pace originally got involved in the program when the Peru Free Library received the Living Arts grant. This grant’s goal is to bring creativity to the lives of those who are older. “It’s a perfect vehicle for older people,” Pace said about program. The target participants are people ages 55 or older, but anyone is allowed to sign up. Pace said the workshops would be very natural and casual because none of the participants would have to worry about what he or she looked like and no one would have to memorize any lines. Hildebrand’s goal of the program is for everybody to enjoy themselves and having fun makes the program worth while. “When you look at Radio Theater!, it’s a really particular thing that you have to love doing — acting with the voice,” Hildebrand said. Email Elizabeth Reff at fuse@cardinalpoints online.com

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Avis Foster graduated in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in Child Family Services with a minor in mathematics. During her college career, Foster kept busy by being a full-time student, a waitress, a wife and a mother. Foster had always wanted to continue her education after high school. Being the fourth-born child in a family of six, Foster became the first of her family to graduate from high school and the only child to go to college with a bachelor’s degree. Foster originally started off college in deFredenburg. On the campus, Foster said there were no cell phones, computers and the triple room was not invented until her final year four years later. Also, smoking was allowed anywhere and bars were present on the campus. Foster’s curriculum consisted of classes such as math, Gerontology (the study of social, psychological and biological aspects of aging) and early childhood development. During her education, Foster had studied by learning through real-life experiences with her degree choice. For her internships, she worked in Sibley in the day care center and worked with children. She realized that her experience taking care of children was soon to pay off. “When I was pregnant with Laura, I was going to school. So, as part of my class, I had to go to Sun-

mount, and I fainted.” Foster said. “So, I thought it was because I couldn’t handle Sunmount, but it turns out I was pregnant, and I didn’t know it.” Foster thought that with her being pregnant, she wouldn’t be able to handle working in the Sunmount Developmental Center, but she realized that it was there to help her learn how to have a family. During the pregnancy, Foster developed German measles or rubella, an infection in which there is a rash on the skin that can pass through the womb to the baby. Because she knew what to expect, Foster was very appreciative of the education she was receiving. When Laura was born, she had hearing impairments, which she still has today. Foster decided then to take American Sign I, II and III for a year while working a night job as a waitress and taking care of her child with her husband Ron. Foster and her husband were college sweethearts. Before they became a couple, he received his associate’s degree at Paul Smith’s and then transferred to PSUC to pursue his bachelor’s degree. They were wed in 1978 and year later had Laura. Because of the birth, Ron quit college and went into work. Once her college career ended, she ran a community development center through JCEO for two or three years. After, Foster worked with a student at CV-Tech (Boises)

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Plattsburgh State student Tiyana Coleman balances on a slack line at the Involvement Fair, Thursday, Sept. 5.

PSUC education benefits real world experience By Teah Dowling associate fuse editor

as a sign language interpreter for a year. Foster realized that her career choices were not the ones she had wanted to pursue. “It wasn’t the best match for me because I wasn’t busy enough, and I like to be busy,” Foster said. “So, I started to work for the state because it was civil service, and I love math. That turned out to be what I liked doing best.” Foster started working for the state by working for corrections in 1990 for a year. Foster thought about transferring to a prison with hearing impairments. However, she decided to do something else. She went to work for accounts payable. Foster has now been working for Accounts Payable for 22 years. When she started, there were struggles within the office. However, her coworkers were there to help through tough times. Daniel “Dan” Stockdale, Calculations Clerk II and

All shows are all ages unless indicated otherwise. All times are the official show times. If you have a band that would like to be listed, contact Fuse Editor Elizabeth Reff at fuse@cardinal pointsonline.com. September 6 Pulse with DJ Nyce (hiphop), 10 p.m. at Therapy in Plattsburgh. 518-564-2046.

Shameless Strangers (rock), 10 p.m. at Monopole in Plattsburgh. 518-563-2222. Motion & Emotion Concert Series: ‘New Music & Dance’, 7:30 p.m. at E.

coworker of Foster for 18 to 19 years, worked together with Foster and the other coworkers to get the office back on track. “There’s been good times and bad times, and we always tried to get everything done and pushed everyone else to do their jobs,” Stockdale said. “Since Avis has taken over the office, the office has ran quite well.” After Foster became Senior Staff Assistant, or Supervisor, of Accounts Payable, Foster made sure that the office was a friendly environment with hardworking coworkers. Along with Stockdale, Foster has other coworkers who believe she has done a good job. Nancy Bennett, Principal Account Clerk for Purchasing, worked for Foster for three and a half years before she transferred to Purchasing. When working for Foster, Bennett said that it was really good working for her and that Foster had

created a positive work environment. Bennett said that Foster convinced her to transfer to Purchasing for a better career opportunity. Today, they work in separate offices but are still close as coworkers. “We’ve always gotten along well, and we still work closely together,” Bennett said. “I think she does a good job at running the place.” Besides her career life, Foster made a family life for herself, as well. After Laura, she had Ronald and Jennifer, who are now all successful college graduates living lives of their own. Today, Foster is keeping her days busy by working, spending time with family and friends, taking classes at the gym, taking care of her dog Roofus and soon auditing a class to rejuvenate her sign language skills.

Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh.

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September 11 Open Mic, Wednesday, September 11, 8 p.m. at September 7 Monopole in Plattsburgh. Gang of Thieves (rock), 518-563-2222. 9 p.m. at Olive Ridley’s in Plattsburgh. 518-324-2200. September 12 Gary Peacock (singerMotion & Emotion Con- songwriter), 10 p.m. at cert Series: ‘Art Begets Monopole Downstairs in Art: The Cross-Pollination Plattsburgh. 518-563-2222. of Genres’, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at E. Glenn Giltz AuThe Snacks (rock), 10 ditorium, Hawkins Hall, p.m. at Monopole in PlattsSUNY Plattsburgh in burgh. 518-563-2222. Plattsburgh. Therapy Thursdays with Timbre Coup (rock), DJ NYCE (Top 40), 10:30 Saturday, September 7, 10 p.m. at Therapy in Plattsp.m. at Monopole in Platts- burgh. 518-564-2046.

“You drink too much, you throw up and you lose a lot of weight.”

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“Sounds like being a little too drunk to function.”

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“Being overly sober.”


Consumption of alcohol means less food intake said. “I think it’s more of a symptom and a secondary outcome of drinking.” Camelo, along with the rest of the Center There is a new diet and trend being done for Student Health and Psychological Services, works with students drinking by college students everywhere. It’s a diet problems and eating disorders to make that consists of skipping meals to have a sure they don’t succumb to drunkorexia. higher calorie count for drinking alcohol, “We’re trying to get them to eat so that thus being able to drink without gaining they will absorb the alcohol,” Camelo said. weight. This new diet is called drunkore“They’re students thinking that they can’t xia. gain weight by drinking, yet alcohol has Drunkorexia is the slang term for a calories too.” new trend at college campuses. With this Camelo said that because some students term, people, mainly students from the believe that they could lose or maintain age range of 18 to 24, will start counting weight by cutting out food and incorporatcalories and cutting back on food so that ing alcohol, they are putting their bodies at they can consume more alcohol. The peer-pressure of wanting to fit in on serious risk. Camelo also said that with the main college campuses by drinking and wanting to be thin — along with stress and anxiety concept of drunkorexia being eating less, or not eating at all, to consume more alco— could lead students to turn to a life of hol, students who drink mainly alcohol at drunkorexia. Kathleen Camelo, director of the Center for night are not consuming any or little food throughout the day. Therefore, students Student Health and Psychological Services, said that although she was not fully aware of are potentially harming themselves from not eating and are leading themselves to the term, she did understand the concept. “It’s just a term of limiting food intake See DIET, B6 so you can drink more alcohol,” Camelo By Teah Dowling associate fuse editor


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