THE PAUW WOW VOL. LXXXII, NO. 7
SAINT PETER’S COLLEGE STUDENT NEWSPAPER SINCE 1933
ADVICE, WISDOM FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY 38th Annual Symposium at Waterfront
DECEMBER 2, 2009
Senate Throws Ball BY LUDI NSIMBA
Staff Writer ’09
Distinguished alumni and prominent guests offered a ray of hope to students and business professionals at the Regents Business Symposium this past Friday. Speakers provided feedback and insight on the failure of the American and global economy and worked to build trust and conﬁdence in the recovery. Byron Pitts, chief national correspondent for CBS network and 60 Minutes correspondent, offered inspiration to the Symposium. He praised the age-old values of hard work and optimism, SHELLEY KUSNETZ PHOTOGRAPHY detailing his own journey Ali Velshi, Chief Business Correspondent, CNN speaking at the to success. He encouraged Business Symposium at Hyatt Regency, Jersey City. students to achieve and take emphasized the need for complete keys to succeeding. opportunities in school to Kathleen Fitzgerald, an SPC transparency in business dealings the end of making a difference and and current Chief and heralded the building of trust contribute at least one success for graduate humanity. When asked how his communications Ofﬁcer for KPMG, and conﬁdence in investments as the optimism has carried him throughout delivered an extensively informative key to a full recovery. The symposium was ﬁlled with his career, Pitts stated that an presentation created from the facts optimistic outlook and dedication are that her ﬁrm gives to its clients. She both serious dialog and lighter
On Monday November 9, 2009, Saint Peter’s College held the Presidential Ball on campus at the McIntyre Lounge, welcoming and celebrating the Class of 2013 and the 2013 executive board and senators with honored guest Dr. Eugene J. Cornacchia. Expertly decorated with style and class, the mood in McIntyre lounge evoked the autumn season wonderfully. Every table had a program for the event set out for each guest. Along each agenda, there was a leaf and a bookmark, made by Brandon Hightower, with famous presidential quotes such as: “associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company,” by George Washington. Although guests were greeted by the traditional decorative pumpkins, the execution of the presentation was far from forgettable. The opening of the Ball was presented by Noel Borges, president of Student Senate, followed by the hosts of the night: Stephanie Pompilus, Brandon Hightower, and Ludi Nsimba. Before dinner was served, the guests were entertained with performances by Jayron Mainor, who played the piano, Nicole Ortiz, who sang a ballad from Whitney Houston, Saint Peter’s College Dance Team, who performed a Praise Worship dance, Argus Eyes Drama Society, who presented a skit of their Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and Voices of Praises, who sang a gospel song by Donnie McClurkin. After the performances, Brandon
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BY ALEXANDRA CROSSETT Staff Writer ’12
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No act occurs in isolation. The most innocuous and apparently discrete event can ripple across the globe. Newspapers rely on this principle. Reporters collect information by whatever means possible, craft them into narrative, and unleash them on the readers. The waves of words lap against the chosen few and thrash others with relentless coverage. The fourth estate provides institutional balance to democracy by countering political power with journalistic pressure. Reporters reveal facts to the people, chosen ﬁrst to sell papers and then to serve the “greater good” as the reporter understands it. Facts are story fodder, mutable and exchangeable, translated in terms of popular appeal, circulation boosts and ad revenue. Journalists do not disdain facts, but by necessity see them as currency traded for dollars. Hearsay is just as good as quantiﬁable evidence, so long as you credit whatever groundless claims you quote. What do they want to read; what angle will make them think they have to read? Every other consideration depends on these questions. These questions are the foundation of the media and its jargon, the lingua franca of American Empire. No matter how skewed the political agenda of individual reporters may or may not be, it is near impossible to avoid the blind spots of sensational cliches, platitudes, and euphemisms.
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The language, once conﬁned to the papers, has seeped into public usage. Which is not to say that newspapers serve no good purpose. The investigation and dissemination of information make it available to the wide variety of specialists able to process the raw ingredients to reﬁned knowledge. This is no condemnation. I have served on the Pauw Wow for three years and beneﬁted greatly from it. However, what our society needs most is a reconsideration of common sense. More precisely, we need to recognize and accept the full truth, good and bad, of each thing we encounter rather than assign it a polemic value according to our idealogical bent. Americans love to argue. Contemporary dialogue seems to rule out discussion and demand that two sides coalesce and duke it out. Where compromises takes hold, they tend to be superﬁcial agreements for convenience. Too often do antagonists cooperate to further their own sectarian ends and too seldom do they recognize the facts of their positions and revise their goals accordingly. The language and method of newspapers lends to both of these behaviors. Space restrictions rarely allow the communication of factual nuance, and basic news writing involves the establishment of two points of view before a tenuous conclusion joining the two positions in a meta-narrative. This kind of story telling can be fatal to a society of sedentary desk jockeys. Our invisible economy puts miles of
Mohammad Awadallah ’10 Chris Kenner ’11
intervening steps between action and result. This alienation is compensated for by meta-narratives in the same way that polytheistic religion explained the bewildering earthquakes, lightning and tidal waves that terriﬁed ancient Greeks. Meta-narratives are the ultimate tools of convenience. They justify bad behavior, make the simplest act heroic and excuse inaction. These stories are better than real life. We can alternately rise to take part in the cosmic fray or surrender our responsibility, secure in the knowledge that the reality we live in means nothing compared to the Real world. When people talk about the world more than they actually live in it, they become susceptible to systemic distortion and their perception of the world begins to depart from real experience. In ways large and small, papers like the Pauw Wow mold people’s perceptions of things their actions affect but that they have little direct experience with. Shall we be reﬂections of the myths of powerful men or shall we make our own way? Will we conﬁne our lives to the terms of diplomatic sensationalism or go where we will? Complicity in the conspiracy of pleasant words and grand themes can rob a man of his will as surely as tyrannical force. I don’t know about you, but I quit.
Samana Bhatta ’12 James Driscoll ’12
Peaches Dela Paz ’10
Chris Frakes ’11
Erica Toledo ’12
Kenneth Littrell ’10
Alexandra Crossett ’12
Semiray Kasoolu ’13
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Christopher Gonzalez ’10 Binh Nguyen ’12 Samantha Ellis ’13
DECEMBER 2, 2009
Koinonia: Building Community
BY KATHERINE S. ARCOS Contributing Writer ’11
Imagine that you had the opportunity to embark on a journey to an unidentiﬁed location with a number of strangers and leave all your worries behind. In this place there’s a chance of self discovery, acceptance, trust, everlasting friendship, and love all in one place. It’s Koinonia. Koinonia is a spiritual retreat sponsored by the Ofﬁce of Campus Ministry each semester. Koinonia means “community” in Greek. To date, there have been nine Koinonia retreats. Doug Demeo, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry explains, “Koinonia is about feeling trust in community, enabling all participants to experience healing in their inner lives, and hopefully a taste of inspiration or deep desires toward seeking a more intimate relationship with God, a more trusting prayer life, and discerning ongoing opportunities for being true to self and others.” In March 2009 of my sophomore year, I decided to be a retreatant on Koinonia 8, which took place in Sterling, NJ. At ﬁrst I was very skeptical, and didn’t know what to expect. I was going through many ups and downs in my college career and all I wanted to do was get away from all my problems. As college students, we are constantly stressed out. We are either worrying about an upcoming test, writing papers, or working a great number of hours at a job. As I arrived to the retreat house, I was surrounded by the beauty of nature, blossoming ﬂowers, chirping of birds, and the greenest grass I’ve ever seen. I immediately knew this was my getaway place. Throughout that weekend I discovered who I really was. The experience was almost indescribable. I couldn’t believe how many tears I shed and all the emotions I went through. “It felt like we were all meant to be there— the trust in each other allowed us to let our walls down,” said a fellow Koinonia retreatant. I learned the value of family, friends, and obstacles that I have overcome. I will never forget that weekend and the unfamiliar faces that became a community.
Retreatants with their retreat leadres at Koinonia-IX.
A couple weekends ago, I was invited to serve as retreat leader on Koinonia 9. It was time for me to share the same experience with new retreatants. On November 6-8, we headed to Cornwall,
NY, to a different retreat house. Doug Demeo and the retreat leaders, Mike Murcia, Marielle Pezzano, Marisa Ferris, Josephine Milfort, Luiz Galvao Serra Arenas, and I dedicated our time to prep for the retreat. Our goal was to provide the same experience we had when we were retreatants. We worked hard on our individual talks, activities, and convincing students to attend. The hard work payed off because our Cornwall retreat was amazing. The different color of autumn leaves: red, green, and yellow, deer running freely, and the gentle breeze. Koinonia 9 was incredible and powerful in every way possible, and all the retreatants can attest to that. Each person had so much to contribute to the retreat and in the end we all left as different people. Koinonia is one of our college’s
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biggest secrets. “My spirituality has deﬁnitely strengthened. It’s wonderful to know I can see God in my peers at Saint Peter’s College and I was able to pray for the ﬁrst time in a long time and it was liberating. Also all the beauty in the people here made me a believer again,” said one retreatant. The trust bond that is built between perfect strangers or people you wouldn’t normally speak to on campus become so close to you. It amazes me how each person participating has a purpose. Attending Koinonia has to be one of the best decisions I’ve made throughout my time here. I strongly encourage every SPC students to experience Koinonia at least one time throughout their SPC career. Your opportunity is waiting for you at Campus Ministry and I promise you will not regret one second of it.
DECEMBER 2, 2009
BY MARY SUE CALLAN-FARLEY
Director Ofﬁce of Campus Ministry The ESPN televised basketball game between Saint Peter’s College and Monmouth University was a great success. The collaboration between Athletics, Recreation Life Center, Sodexho, Public Relations and other ofﬁces was an example of how our campus can come together to achieve a common goal and project an image of a community whose members care about one another. Of course, it wouldn’t have been possible without the men’s basketball team, who played with great intensity. I sat next to a cheering section made up of students. I was surprised and angry to hear language completely contrary to basic human respect and Jesuit values. These were the words repeated over and over again: Faggot! Slut! Buckwheat! Faggot! Slut! Buckwheat! Faggot! Slut! Buckwheat! I invite the reader to repeat the litany out loud and loudly. How do you feel? Imagine that I am standing in the middle of the quad and approach you, your girlfriend, and your Black friend. I yell, “Faggot! Slut! Buckwheat!” in your faces? How do you perceive me? Descriptions like bully, ignorant, bigot
would be appropriate. You might be angry or feel sorry for me because of my irrational, personal affront. Now imagine that there are more people than just me and twice as big as me, maybe twenty or so on the quad. What would you think then? “Faggot! Slut! Buckwheat!” Do you feel safe, particularly if you are a gay man, a woman, or Black person? Are you quick to confront them? How do you describe these bullies and bigots now assembled in organized harassment? A gang? Vigilantes? Do a social experiment. Take a large group of your tall, athletic male friends and go to a bar or restaurant. Don’t like the way a server puts your food on the table? Yell, “Faggot!’ in chorus. When the women at the next table don’t share your enthusiasm, start asking “Who let the dogs out, Sluts?!” Make your point, over and over again. Choose random Black patrons in the restaurant or bar and yell “Buckwheat!” at them. If this doesn’t get you beat up, walk to the local police station or court house to try the same. Still at large? Go to your parents’ holiday party full of friends and business associates, “Faggot, Slut, Buckwheat!” You are adults; you don’t need to abide by their social graces anymore. Or, you could just come to the next
God in the Details re: “Finding God”, an Opinion article written by Semiray Kasoolu. and published on Nov 11, 2009.
BY JONATHAN CORDOVA,
Campus Ministry and Class of 2007 While Semiray Kasoolu’s op-ed piece entitled “Finding God” raised relevant points about spirituality and faith practice on campus and demonstrated commendable audacity on the part of the writer, there are points worth clarifying inaccuracies that deserve correction. Foremost, my colleague Doug Demeo of Campus Ministry informs me that he was indeed misquoted, and his statement of the chapel’s “heyday” was
taken out of context. Furthermore, the nature of public religious experience and practice on campus is worth explaining, rather than defaulting to merely “spiritual” considerations. Throughtout my time as a student, I attended Sunday Mass quite regularly at the chapel. Now, I am the regular liturgical musician, so I have a very distinct perspective on the life of the faith community, at least the Catholic community. Foremost, I can say that, since my freshman year six years ago, attendance has only increased. And of course, every club member will agree that attendance is subject to the circumstances, to long weekend and grueling midterms. So
PHTO COURTESY OF ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT basketball ball game and represent Saint Peter’s College in the bleachers. It seems to be safe there for muscular men who wish to target people with hate speech. I wonder if you would dare go on the court, no longer surrounded by other students or masks. Yell “Faggot! Slut! Buckwheat!” Stay long enough to elicit a response for our basketball team. My suggestions for experimenting with language and social setting may seem outrageous, but no more absurd than the behavior of some of Saint Peter’s students at the game. By voicing these hurtful stereotypes, our students illustrated one: aggressive males, controlling the dynamic of the community by threats and dehumanizing labels. Intended or not, their behavior functioned as a dare or threat of dominance. All reasonable requests to discontinue the offensive
and socially hurtful behavior were rebuffed. The only alternative would have been to impose physical force, which leads to the question of fear. Are members of our community (gay, women, Black) safe in an environment where they are targeted verbally without effective social pressure to stop? I applaud those students who refused to participate and those who asked repeatedly for the racist, sexist, and heterosexist slurs to stop. For anyone who participated in the litany of verbal abuse, and thinks that I have over reacted, see what happens when you challenge one of your buddies in a racist rant, chant or joke; see what happens when you leave the security of the group and communicate to others by these words. If you are a nice guy, then please start over and be mindful that words hurt and even destroy. AMDG
even when our attendance at Sunday Mass dwindles, the same students--I prefer to say parishioners now--are just going to Mass elsewhere. And I should note, when you’re talking about the Catholic service, it’s Mass with a capital “M.” The second point of interest and contention is Kasoolu’s misquoting of Doug Demeo that claims, “Attending church is no longer indicative of spiritual life.” Frankly, that’s both illogical and insulting. If anything, the opposite can be said, that spiritual life is no longer seen as synonymous with curch attendance, a tragedy for another analysis. Instead, shouldn’t we at least give our parishioners the beneﬁt of the doubt, that if they attend religious service they have a spiritual life? Finally, I must speak to Kasoolu’s claim that “the individualization of religion...has transformed religion.”
Firstly, this statement is far too broad and general to even be polite. We who believe are not all the same. And to the point itself, there is a very interesting trend in popular media at least to provide spiritual guidance without the structure of religion. Consider the books The Secret and the upcoming movie Eat, Pray, Love. While I will say that something is better that nothing, spirituality through self-help books misses the point. Religious practice, through private prayer and public attendance of services, brings adherents in contact with the community, with each other in social settings. Religious practice afﬁrms and guides the individual spiritual journey. And while the relationship of one person to the Almighty is a very private and intimate thing, there is no substitute for seeking God with a group of friends.
DECEMBER 2, 2009
38th Annual Regents Business Symposium
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From Left: Byron Pitts, Kathleen Fitzgerald ’71, Ali Velshi, Dr. Eugene J. Cornacchia, Patricia Q. Sheehan ’77, Robb Santos ‘91
Hammond’s presentation was heralded by the assorted business professionals present. Few left the room; few even spoke as he illustrated the key factors that contributed to the collapse of Wall Street, numerous corporations, and by transitive, the job market and general ﬁnancial health of the nation. Quite knowledgable, Hammond moved from the more sobering statistics to the growth indicators that show the strength of the economy. The keynote speaker, Ali Velshi of CNN’s Your Money spoke in the spirit of his show. He provided a departure in the conference from the technical talk, the numbers and graphs that have spelled out a failing economy in the past years. Velshi broke down the barriers between the economist’s jargon and the layman’s terms as he told the attendees his ideas on the recovery. He made it a point to mention that SHELLEY KUSNETZ PHOTOGRAPHY he “cannot predict the P. Brett Hammond turnaround,” but said Managing Director and Chief Investment that he has hope in the Strategist for TIAA-CREF small businesses which
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Byron Pitts, CBS News Chief National Correspondent & Contributing, 60 Minutes
acknowledgments. Although gathered to discuss a matter important to many, President Cornacchia took the time to recognize those Saint Peter’s students who have achieved much in their time here before introducing Brett Hammond. Present students were mentioned for their individual achievements and work in both the academic and pre-professional world.
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Kathleen Fitzgerald ’71 Chief Communications Ofﬁcer for KPMG LLP he believes to be the foundations of the American economic structure. He told the audience that once the smaller entrepreneurs get the money to build their businesses and hire workers, the recovery would receive a big jolt. In an interview, Velshi gave his perspective on how he reports to the public and offered advice to students who look to enter the broadcast ﬁeld. He claimed that he tries to give a fair representation of the facts to the public in a way that makes them accessible. He also said that students should strive to be multitalented, proﬁcient in
writing, performing, and even editing their work. This Symposium was the 38th annual meeting held by the college, the longest running gathering of its kind in New Jersey. The main sponsors were Fidelity Investments and Patton Boggs LLP. A host of other organizations further funded the event, including New Jersey Business Magazine, Capital One Bank, Columbia Bank, TIAA Cref, Goldman Sachs, Hudson City Bank, BioElectronics, KPMG, Strategic Development Group, Two Four, and student sponsors.
DECEMBER 2, 2009
Presidential Ball Presidential Ball continued frm Pg. 1 Hightower shared a prayer for the food and attendees enjoyed a seasonal dinner and light desert by candle light. Then, Jan Reimer introduced the guest of honor, Dr. Eugene J. Cornacchia, who gave his remarks on the event. From there, the hosts proudly presented the 2013 Executive Board and Senators, with closing remarks by Noel Borges. The students were ready to celebrate so as the DJ started to play some famous mainstream tracts, they all rushed to the dance ﬂoor. The music was a mix of hip hop, reggae, RnB, salsa, bachata etc. Students from all backgrounds had no problem showing off their dance moves and having a good time.
CLUBS BY SAMANA BHATTA Staff Writer’12
Saint Peter’s College Business Law Association has become a popular student association at Saint Peter’s College since its founding in the Spring of 2009. With the encouragement and guidance of Dr. Lori Buza, president Jose Carvalho, and vice president Sarah Chu, this association has achieved a great deal so far. The executive board members and advisor Dr. Buza have put together a three page constitution in which the BLA's stated purpose is "...to expose members to different aspects of business law and introduce them to professions related to that ﬁeld.” Members do not have to be business law minors, but have to attend merely a minimum of ﬁve meetings per academic year. These meetings are held every other Wednesday at noon. Dr. Lori Buza has played a major role in making the BLA possible and also in changing the way the Business Law minor operates. Today, a lot of students are considering a business law minor, especially students with Accounting, Criminal Justice, and Political Science majors. Dr. Lori Buza has been with Saint Peter’s for almost a decade now, and a full time professor since the fall
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Sponsors of the Ball, Senate President Noel Borges, Brendon Hightower, Stephanie Pompilus, Jan Reimer with guest of honor Dr. Eugene Cornacchia.
Business Law Association of 2009. She says, “I am a part-time New Jersey Attorney and a full time professor now. I do this because I love it. It makes me happy to be able to help the students, to share what I have.” She is pleased to see students pay more attention to the Business Law minor. “After understanding the idea of business law minor, the students have found it to be more appealing. I am very happy that the students ﬁnd me approachable. My biggest satisfaction is in teaching the BL 161 students because it is their ﬁrst course in business law. Opening the world of law to them and helping them learn makes me happy," she said. She mentioned how BLA is also one of her attempts to help the students learn more about the minor and beneﬁt from it. She said, “My whole idea is to make the college students more professional, be it for law or other majors.” The BLA has different speakers attend each meeting. BLA had meetings about resume writing, interview skills, presentation methods, business organizations, employment opportunities, bankruptcy, etc. “We have had speakers from various ﬁelds of law such as women in law, real estate law, and general counsel. Next semester, we plan on doing a meeting with Seton Hall, and also practice the LSAT,” said
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Business Law Association members with their advisor Dr. Lori Buza. Chu. She thinks that the students will be able to get priceless information and learn more about writing skills and the LSAT. “We have a very well coordinated e-board. Even though we are all busy, we are committed and we know our jobs very well. All of the E-Board members are responsible individuals,” Sarah expressed. When asked what she wishes was different, she said, “I wish it was easier for us to acquire the speakers. We are still a new association. I want BLA to progress and become more recognized. I think we are doing a pretty good job.”
The BLA is committed to doing at least one more community service event than the required. So far, the association has done a Special Olympics event, Alzheimer’s Walkathon, and service at ABC Elementary School. Apart from the law sector, this association also holds meetings to give information about CPA, Graduate School, career buildings methods, etc. They have also had study sessions during exam time for the students. According to Dr. Buza, “Law is important for every facet of life. It is for everyone. For the students of Saint Peter’s, joining the BLA might be the ﬁrst step in understanding the importance of law better.”
DECEMBER 2, 2009
Vacant Lot has big plans for 2010 BY MIKE MURCIA
Contributing Writer ’12 Saint Peter’s College is building a new parking lot that the administration says should be ready for the next school year. The site, located on Montgomery Street and West Side Avenue, was purchased in 2001 and has been under construction for several years. “At the time, we received a Level 1 environmental study to make sure there were not any hazardous materials on site. We conducted the test and found no substantial problems,” said Ken Payne, Vice-President for Finance and Business. The building was slated to be demolished and the lot to be turned into a parking lot. During the demolition, however, two underground oil tanks were damaged and began leaking. According to VP Payne, the college needed to engage in the long process of re-mediating the site along with state authorities.“There may also be up to three more oil tanks underground that
the college did not know about,” said VP Payne, “and they must be removed and made sure not to be leaking in order to avoid hazardous materials on site.” Thus far, the college has removed 3,000 tons of contaminated dirt from the property, former site of a gas station. “Going forward, we are working with the state of New Jersey to make sure there is no more contamination on site and the tanks are clean,” stated Payne, “and once that is through, we can continue working on the parking lot.” The plans for the new parking lot include making 75 to 80 parking spaces and a monument PHOTO BY MARTIN SIRAKOV in the lot. The lot will also be Construction site at Westside Avenue lighted, landscaped, and gated, making it a picturesque entrance to the West Campus. “It’s very exciting,” ﬁnd today, when it comes to parking on to be ready for the fall of 2010. “By the said Katherine Arcos, a commuting campus. Hopefully the new lot will rid time students come back to school next junior at the college, “I think the new most, if not all, of the parking issues fall, they’ll see a brand new parking lot will help ease the stress commuters we have.” The parking lot is scheduled lot,” said Vice President Payne.
Faculty Senate’s Core Curriculum Committee: Shaping Academics BY SAMANA BHATTA Staff Writer ’12
A committee of 13 members chaired by Dr. Lisa O’Neill and Dr. Marylou Yam is currently reevaluating the core curriculum and preparing recommendations for Saint Peter’s College. The committee states its objective, “To review the College’s current core curriculum, and taking into consideration the recommendation of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, recommended a curriculum which: reﬂects the College’s mission and the College’s strategic plan, is outcomes-based, is consistent with traditional liberal arts colleges and the contemporary needs of students, provides a basis for courses in the major
and career success, and instills a desire for lifelong learning. (Approved by the Faculty Senate on 10/15/09, awaiting President Cornacchia’s response).” The committee began meeting in the summer and will remain active until the given task has been completed. All of the faculty members were elected and the administrators were appointed. The committee also includes two student members, who have equal access to all the information. Dr. O’Neill mentioned, “The ideas of the student members are viewed as critical and important, just like any other member. All the members are treated equally.” “Our main focus is to design a core curriculum that will help the students prepare for life,” Dr. O’Neill said. There is a lot of research and evaluation required to reevaluate the core. The
committee has studied 51 other schools with similar mission and representation during the summer. The committee also studied the NSSE survey data of 2007 to 2009. “We have seen focus on formalization of service learning. These survey data highlight the strength and weaknesses of the current curriculum,” explained Dr. O’Neill, “our study has helped us realize the importance of signiﬁcant themes and curriculum innovation. We see that there is more stress on developing the topics like diversity, writing, study abroad, ethics, communication, service learning, experiment learning, sophomore social responsibility. Students have also mentioned the need of physical education and wellness.” The committee, after coming up with a design of the core curriculum, reports
to the Faculty Senate Committee. Some students at Saint Peter’s complain about the 60 credits core requirement. To this, Dr. O’Neill replied, “There have been great responses to this and complaints too. The average core requirement in most schools is 50.9 and we aren’t too far off. The core curriculum requirements usually range from 30 to 70 credits.The idea of Jesuit education is to be men and women for others, and the academic requirements should be such that it helps the students equip themselves to handle the future.” The committee believes that education should be complex and challenging enough to help the students build a strong foundation.
DECEMBER 2, 2009
DECEMBER 2 - DECENBER 8, 2009
wednesday, dec 2 4pm - 7pm Anime Movie Night (Pope Lecture Hall - Pope Hall - 1st ﬂoor) 7pm - 9pm Bingo Night (McIntyre Lounge - Dinneen Hall)
thursday, dec 3 5pm - 9:30pm Annual Christmas Tree Lighting sponsored by Student Senate (Quadrangle) 7pm The Annual Winter Concert & Tree Lighting (Roy Irving Theatre - Dinneen Hall) friday, dec 4 7pm Winter Formal McIntyre Lounge - Dinneen Hall) saturday, dec 5 11am Mass of Remembrance for Joseph A. Kelly, SJ monday, dec 7 Final Date to Add Courses for the Winter Trimester 12pm - 2pm HSA Dinner (McIntyre Lounge - Dinneen Hall)
Sports Calendar Men’s Basket Ball (Home) - Sunday December 6, 2009 Opponent : Fairﬁeld
Women’s Basket Ball (Home) - Wednesday December 2, 2009 7:00pm Opponent : Fordham - Saturday December 5, 2009 2:00pm Opponent : New Hampshire Location : Yanitelli Center
Oct 28, 2009 Solution
DECEMBER 2, 2009
Style to Go BY ANA MUNOZ
Style Columnist ’12 We are consciously aware of the unrealistic and deviant physical standards that the fashion industry places upon models and ultimately, the public. (Dear Karl Lagerfeld, we get it, you prefer the “out of the catwalk and into the emergency room” skinny model look. But love, you’re not getting any prettier, not even with Botox.) Females in search for model status are required to satisfy a certain physique. The ﬁrst option: to be thin and tall in the hopes of walking at Milan Fashion Week. The second: to be tall and curvaceous with dream of possibly becoming the next Tyra Banks. One major controversial story has been shining the light on terrors that exist in the industry’s pursuit for perfect beauty. Ralph Lauren has been making headlines after a “Photoshop gone wrong” ad for the company leaked online. Swedish-French model, Filippa
HOCKEY BY DANIEL O’CONNELL Contributing Writer ’11
Many of you already know who MarcAnthony DiNardo is. A Jersey City Police Ofﬁcer Marc hailed from Jersey City where he ﬁrst attended Hudson Catholic High School, then St. Peter's College. What most of you might not know is that he left a legacy behind, three young children and a wife, who now go on carrying on his memory after he died in the line of duty on July 16 of this year. Gwendolyn, age 4, MarcAnthony Jr., age 3,
Hamilton, at 5’8” and 120 lb, was the model Photoshopped into looking like a human bobble head. Soon after the images leaked, Hamilton was ﬁred by Ralph Lauren for being too fat, or, in the company’s pretty and biased words, “… as a result of her inability to meet the obligations under her contract with us.” The “weight issue” in the industry has always been as unstable as the stock market. With the help of radical activism and the media’s constant hunger for news coverage, however, today we are able to choose what side of the industry we want to follow. Today we have two ultimatums. We can choose to be ignorantly blissful and accept the unrealistic body standards that tabloids and industry leaders use to manipulate us. Therefore, wanting to be as thin a Victoria Beckham (meanwhile you’re junk food bingeing every night) or as tall as Giselle Bundchen (meanwhile you only stand
Too Thin, Too Far?
5’6” with high stilettos) is a personal choice, not one forced upon you. We have the choice of accepting our body just as it is. It is true to say that, even today, the fashion industry revolves around many unnatural ideals. These ideals, however, are being challenged by those (even those within the industry) who hold a strong belief in self-acceptance. Take a moment and think about where you stand in terms of how you relate yourself to this industry. Remember that a healthy body image is not determined by how small your pant size is; it is a product of the way you feel within your own skin regardless of whether you are thin, plus-size, tall, short, or in between. A healthy body image creates conﬁdence. Conﬁdence HTTP://NEWTECH.AURUM3.COM is the best kept personal beauty “Filippa Hamilton: Before (left) and After (right)”) secret because it gives you the power “I’ll never forget the piece of advice I got from the people in the to break barriers fashion industry. You need to lose more weight. The look this year is and achieve your anorexia. We don’t want you to be anorexic, but that’s what we want maximum potential. you to look like”. -Model Coco Rocha, in an email to the Associated Press
Protecting Legacy and Ella, age 1, along with their mother and Marc's loving wife, Mary, now carry on the legacy of Marc's sacriﬁce. But they do not and should not carry that legacy alone. Sergeant Scott McNulty, general manager of the Jersey City Police Department's hockey team has coordinated with the New Jersey Devils to help do just that. On Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 3 p.m., the New Jersey Devils Alumni Team will be hosting the Jersey City Police Department's hockey team at the Prudential Center in Newark. Their aim is to raise money for
the Police Ofﬁcer MarcAnthony DiNardo Memorial Fund. All proceeds earned through this game will go to help pay for the education of Marc's three young children. This is a chance for the St. Peter's student body to step up, and through their going to the game themselves or telling friends and family about the game to help the family of Police Ofﬁce MarcAnthony DiNardo. (Tickets can be bought by contacting Lt. Kevin O'Connell at JCPDHockey@gmail.com. Tickets are $20.00.)
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VARIETY I know a lot of people do not like ﬁsh, but you really should give this a try. This is all pretty much made in the same pan, making it really easy to clean up. It can serve two people. The ﬁsh used in the recipe is a fairly non ﬁshy tasting ﬁsh, but it'll still leave the entire section of the apartment building smelling like ﬁsh for at least a day, great news if you don't like your neighbors. Part 1
· 2 large potatoes · 4tbsp olive oil · 1 onion thinly sliced · 1 red bell pepper cut in strips · 1 green pepper · 4 cloves of garlic crushed · 2 sprigs of thyme · ½ cup of white wine (optional, if you want you can add another 1/2 cup of chicken broth) · 1 cup of chicken broth · 1 red snapper 2lb, cleaned (they do that at the store for you, you just need to rinse it out) · 1 Lemon -Preheat oven to 4000F. Place potatoes in small pot and cover with water. Add salt to taste and bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes then remove. Part 2 -On the stovetop, heat olive oil in a roasting pan until it almost sizzles. Add the onions and peppers and cook them over medium heat until soft and brown.
DECEMBER 2, 2009
Whole Roasted Fish
REFLECTIONS on COMMUNITY
BY VICTOR BADARACCO ’13 -Add garlic and thyme and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Stir in white wine while scraping bottom of the pan with the wooden spoon to dislodge all that good stuff. -Stir in the chicken broth and bring mixture to a boil. -Season ﬁsh with salt and pepper inside and out. -After the broth and vegetables have been boiling for 5 minutes, place the ﬁsh in the pan, add potatoes, and toss the whole thing into the oven. -Cook for about 30 minutes, basting the ﬁsh with the pan juices 2 or 3 times during cooking. Part 3 -Change the oven’s setting to broil, remove the pan from the oven, and remove the ﬁsh from the roasting pan. -Place the ﬁsh to a baking sheet and put it under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, or until the skin turns brown and crispy. -Place on serving platter and lemon juice to the pepper and potatoes mixture and season with salt and pepper. After a shot of heat and a stir or two spoon the mixture over the ﬁsh.
Prepared by Ofﬁce of Community Service Thanksgiving is a time for family and togetherness. It is a time when families get together and share a hardy meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and pies. Families, in one sitting, often consume enough food, which if spread out could last a few days. While I love Thanksgiving and enjoy the time to eat and be merry, it is important to remember that there are also people who go hungry on Thanksgiving. Even in Jersey City, there are thousands of people who struggle to put together a meal for Thanksgiving. We often forget those in need, and focus more on ourselves and our families. This November, I helped organize the Food Drive that took place at Saint Peter’s College. I was very glad to get the chance to organize such an event because service to
those who are struggling is very important in my life. Everywhere I look, there are people in need of the most basic things, things that all people have the right to. This food drive gave me the chance to give back to those who really need it. I give back not just because there are people who truly need it, but because it is the right thing to do. I cannot sit at home and eat my turkey dinner assuming everyone in the world is doing the exact same thing. I must seek out those who need help and act. We must act. If every student at SPC made a small effort each day, donating supplies, money, or most importantly, time, to serving others, Jersey City would look much different. It is our responsibility to seek out those in need, and work to better their lives. How we respond to the needs of others deﬁnes who we are.
PHOTO COURTESY OF ERICH SEKEL
DECEMBER 2, 2009
The Broken Healer Teaching Ways to Move Towards a Better Life
BY STEPHANIE DANIS Arts Editor ’11
“I’m trying to heal myself so I don’t kill myself,” are the ﬁrst lines of Harvey Moore’s The Broken Healer, a oneman hip-hop show he performed at Saint Peter’s College on November 10, 2009. The one-man show, which lasted a little bit over an hour and a half, spoke out about issues of suicide using a mish mash of spoken word, rhymed verse, freestyle, and monologues about Harvey’s struggle through a bout of depression where he contemplated suicide. The entire play is written in real time, as Harvey was experiencing the action he wrote it down and created the verse that he transformed into a one-man show. Over a three-hour interview savoring tea we drank out of soup bowls, Harvey explained that The Broken Healer is not just a simple story, but it is a work of art that he created as part of a Movement aimed at creating a methodology that can be
applied to reduce chaos in our personal lives. He explained to me that entropy is the deﬁnition of chaos in a system. His goal, through his work, is to help people ﬁnd their OIM: Organizational Internalized Methodology in order to learn systems that they can apply to reducing the entropy in their lives. The Broken Healer is one way in which Harvey hopes to broadcast his vision of the future, he has a second installment to his Broken Healer series called, Hip Hop, Autism, and the Movement in the works. His performance at Saint Peter’s College was the ﬁrst of this tour. Moore, a graduate of Yale’s drama school performed for about 50 people in an intimate semi circle in McIntyre lounge. For the duration of the show the lights were turned off except for a lamp that was part of his set. Harvey shifted from rapping along with a beat to free styling for the audience. Along with his own words, he incorporated verse from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The show was powerful and compelling,
ARTS SPOKEN WORD
as Harvey tackled the issue of suicide reaction to the show. For students who missed this he addressed issues of love, loss, and I would highly redemption. The story is about his performance, struggle with himself and his desire to recommend seeing it at Saint Peter’s or lower the chaos, his entropy, in his life. another local college on his tour. This He succeeded in creating an outlet for work is not just a suicide prevention himself, and he hopes he can do the skit; it is a deep and intelligently written foray into our psyches that clues us in same for students. As he continues on his college on our ability to control our actions. tour, Harvey plans on incorporating a team of people who have their Master’s in Social Work. His goal is to create an outlet for students who have just seen his performance in hopes that they PHOTO BY KOTARO OHASHI will interact Pauw Wow editor Stephanie Danis interviews and ﬂesh out Harvey Moore their feelings in
Came for the Food, Stayed for the Mood BY ANDREW DAWES
Contributing writer ’11 A silkscreen painting by Andy Warhol sold for 43.7 million dollars two weeks ago at Sotheby’s, more than quadrupling the high estimate. On Thursday, November 19, at the Student Art Show in Rankin Hall, the reserve for a slice of marble cheesecake was set at $2.50. Both were outside my budget. Slim pockets, however, did not prevent me from enjoying the plethora of original works presented by students of photography, ﬁne art, and graphic design while being simultaneously serenaded by the sounds of St. Peter’s student Molly Rotondo’s original choral composition entitled “This is Why.” She conducted the seven vocalists herself, accompanied by Professor James Adler on piano. The event also boasted live performances of classical music by peer
pianists Vuk Fio, Marissa Buccianti and Jonathan Herrmann, as well as percussionist Kenny Medina. I spent the majority of my stay in the second ﬂoor hallway, just outside what I will dub the ‘concert hall.’ Here a free smorgasbord of epicurean meats and cheeses was readily available. Milling about behind the glass displays, I jotted down odd irrelevant notes and attempted to appear deep in analytical thought while gnashing on an overloaded Italian sub, as all good art critics must. For a while I was zealously determined to expose the cowardly tyrant responsible for the grossly disproportionate amount of diet-to-regular sodas available, but decided to curb my extracurricular enthusiasm and focus on my ﬁrst PauwWow assignment. I corralled the artist responsible for an interesting piece of what I
perceived as pop art, but turned out to be more like sound commercial design. Commercial artists create pieces to be replicated, not sold as originals. With the right innovative idea, this practice is extremely lucrative. I originally thought Patricia Verano’s representation of a rectangular, cardboard fruit snack packaging was a way to make us view a piece of everyday life from a different perspective. The small red box adorned with Japanese characters and images of smiley-faced strawberries stands in front of a two dimensional representation of what it would look like laid ﬂat, before the paper gets folded into its ﬁnal shape. The measurements of each ﬂap are marked precisely, forcing the viewer to think more pragmatically about the actual process that goes into creating objects like boxes of fruit snacks or cereal; normally taken for granted.
Someone literally sat down and drew the prototypical design on a piece of paper ﬁrst, visualizing how it would ﬁt together and where pictures or text would appear. It turns out Patricia did not just take something already in existence and dissect it to nourish our curiosity, as I’d suspected. She designed the box herself, inspired by a love of Asian culture and frequent shopping trips to her local Mitsua marketplace. She went there so much that in high school, she says, her friends dubbed her “Patsie-Chan,” a nickname she now uses to identify her ﬁctitious brand of gelatinous chews. And it’s too bad they weren’t real. Neither were the cookies in Adham Emera’s “Chocolate Chip Swirly’s” box. Alas, there was never any soup in Warhol’s Campbell’s cans, and they’ve done just ﬁne over the years.
DECEMBER 2, 2009
WSPC Presents Indie Rock Artist Showcase
BY: ROZLYN SMITH
Contributing Writer’13 November 18th 2009 started out just like any other day, until noon that is. At noon, two members of WSPC online radio got dressed in their ﬁnest attire and made their way through the Quad to hand out ﬂyers for the concert that was taking place that night in the Rec. Center. Later in the day speakers, microphone stands, a ton of wires, and amps were brought in, and the equipment set up for the event took roughly three hours. The bands began to arrive between 6pm-7pm, and by the time 7:30 pm rolled around, everything was ready. Here’s to Life, took the stage and a chord was strummed on Edd Duran’s [vocalist/guitarist] guitar, followed by Justin Sullivan playing a sick drum beat, Scott Monaghan adding some more killer guitar riffs and ﬁnally Dralle Fung playing a sweet bass line. The band played a six-song set including an out of this world cover of the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s song “Can’t Stop”. After which, John and Dana [minus their drummer Dan who’s studying abroad this semester] Plesiosaurs, got on stage. Their set including a few of my favorite songs: ‘Floors are Built First, and Then You Build Your Walls,’ ‘Do Anything,’ and ‘We’re Gonna Need
a Bigger Boat.’ Their drummer was there in spirit though as all throughout their set, they reminded the crowd how much they missed him. The band were even selling their EP The Supreme Art of Doing Nothing which I’ve been listening to since it came out last April! I advise you to pick one up if you haven’t already. Apparently missing band mates was a theme that night because after Plesiosaurs played, In Other Words, got on stageminus THEIR bass player! But their front woman Andrea did not let that stop her from showing the other bands that chicks can rock just as hard as guys can! Even without a bass player, this band showed the crowd that they’re one to watch out for! And to close the night, we had Nick and Ryan of These Branches. And no, they weren’t missing a member; this band is a two-piece consisting of only Nick on guitar/ vox and Ryan on drums. Their songs like ‘Golden Pages’ really got the crowd moving! John and Dana of the Plesiosaurs really got down to the music [they were seen head banging and singing along with Nick]. They too, had an EP for sale Blank Pages and Blank Faces, free stickers, free buttons,
PHOTO BY ROZLYN SMITH
In Other Words, www.myspace.com/iownj
PHOTO BY ROZLYN SMITH
Here’s to Life, www.myspace.com/herestolifemusic and free business cards. All in all the night was a lot of fun! If you missed out you missed four amazing and talented bands. If you’d like to check out any of the bands feel free to visit their websites! Also feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to recommend your own bands for WSPC’s next
PHOTO BY ROZLYN SMITH
DECEMBER 2, 2009
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Staff Writer ’12
It’s a cold, dark night; the snow outside is quickly accumulating, the phone is dead, the electricity is out, and is that blood on the carpet? The tension just keeps piling in Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, a comedy play, which Argus Eyes presented from November 12 to 15 and November 19 to 21, starring Heather Downing as Bernice Roth and Jacob Hines as Roger Hopewell. The play written by John Bishop was directed by Leah Bonvissuto, who has already helped direct plays for Argus Eyes twice: Cabaret in 2008 and Anything Goes in spring 2009. Actors were given their roles in accordance to their personalities. Each performer ﬁt his or her characters like a glove, and naturally, mass hilarity and suspense ensued.
The play takes place entirely in the library of character Elsa Von Grossenkneuten’s home, played by freshman Phylecia Palmer. The set was cunningly crafted with secret doors and passageways, which could be accessed through a turn of penholder or the opening of a desk drawer. Clandestine authoritative ofﬁcials hold a staged audition in the search for a “Stage Door Slasher,” who has been uncaught for two years. When the guests selected to audition ﬁnd out that their creative team is the same group of people who had been involved in the Stage Door Slasher’s last crime, paranoia quickly rises. The audience seemed thrilled by the foreshadowing dialogue, secret passageways, amusing ﬁght scenes, and of course the characters’ quick backand-forth repartees. The two-hour play garnered surprised gasps and amazed laughter at the brilliantly placed quips
and well-acted mannerisms. The play was nicely done in every way possible. Actors were engrossed in their characters and thus captivating.
The set looked beautiful after long hours of tech work, props, and costumes; the offstage support tied everything together wonderfully.
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.
The End of the World Will Have Violins BY JACKSON STOKES
Contributing Writer ’11 End-time ballads. Songs for the apocalypse. Regret and regression, repetition and redemption. Soundscapes for the rise and fall of mountain ranges. A Blizzard of Horned Cats. Crippled Black Phoenix, a post-rock band (also labeled progressive folk and doom) from the UK is comprised of literally dozens of members from nearly as many bands and inﬂuences. Electric Wizard drummer Justin Greaves collected the core of the group in 2004, from members of Mogwai, Gonga, Electric Wizard and Pantheist to evolve the primal beats and recording techniques he’d been working on most of his career. The result is 200 Tons of BadLuck, the sophomore effort from the British soldiers of love and destruction. Yes, the album is 77 minutes long, and yes this will scare off some of the less determined listeners. Its heavy, macabre stuff, like the soundtrack to a bad dream, but Crippled Black Phoenix know well
what they’re doing. The 18 minute third track, Time of Your Life/Born for Nothing/ Paranoid arm of a Narcoleptic Empire, a three-part epic, narrated by Evel Knievel, is a reformation of life’s worth and personal redemption. This is not music for the depressed. These are songs for the movie based on your life. Themes of loss and desolation run throughout the album, but are countered by the ultimately uplifting tone. The slow pace of some tracks evaporates in the wild charge of Rise Up and Fight and 444. Connections made to themes and set pieces from Pink Floyd are apt. Floyd isn’t regarded as the greatest progressive-rock band of all time for nothing. But the sounds, interpretations, and the primal nature of 200 Tons is completely its own, drizzling through the black sky and wood-beam battlements, the band paints for the listener.
Crippled Black Pheonix
DECEMBER 2, 2009
Basketball for Breakfast
BY BILL PETTIGREW Sports Editor ’11
6 a.m. basketball game? Not a problem for the men’s basketball team. Saint Peter’s College and Monmouth University made history by being the ﬁrst game on the east coast to be televised live at 6 a.m. by ESPN. The Peacocks made the most of their home-ﬁeld advantage thanks to a packed Yanitelli Center of students and faculty who got up earlier than usual last Tuesday morning, winning 58-34. Of course, some of those in attendance didn’t have to wake up at all, having spent the entire night in the bubble as part of Peacock Nation’s “ESPN All-Nighter.” At 6 a.m. and being televised, the total attendance was announced at 1,246, a great start for the team’s ﬁrst home game of the season. Nick Leon set the tempo early for the Peacocks, controlling the team’s offense throughout the game and adding 7 points and 3 assists. Saint Peter’s stingy D was the highlight of the game, forcing Monmouth to make more free throws than ﬁeld goals. Wesley Jenkins led the team with 10 points, nailing 2 three’s, and Bacon had 7 points from the ﬁeld. Darius Conley added 9 of his own and 4 boards. Steven Samuels scored 9 points in his ﬁrst collegiate minutes. Overall, the Saint Peter’s Peacocks shot 44.9% compared to Monmouth’s paltry 21.3%. While the Peacocks turned the ball over 17 times for the second game in a row, they capitalized on the 12 they forced from Monmouth. Ryan Bacon grabbed 9 rebounds, and Wesley Jenkins added 8, which allowed the Peacocks to control the boards and force the Hawks to shoot three-pointers, where they were only 15.4% from beyond the arc. Head coach John Dunne was pleased with his team’s performance, and was optimistic about having a game like this again in the near future. “We played with great energy, and we got a lot of it from the students,” Dunne said. Bacon’s dunk with 13:34 left in the second half was the symbolic nail in the cofﬁn, getting the crowd at its loudest, and allowing Saint Peter’s to run the clock and maintain its excellent defensive play for the rest of the game. With 25 seconds remaining, Monmouth’s Ed Waite turned the ball over, allowing Saint Peter’s to run out the clock. Yvon Raymond dribbled at half court and pumped up the crowd full of painted faces and white shirts, making the AllNighter worth it and seeing their team win big on ESPN.
PHOTO: RICHARD PERRY/THE NEW YORK TIMES
A free breakfast, dished up by Peacocks cheerleaders, was served from 4 to 5 a.m. and a pep rally began at 4:30 a.m.
PHOTO: RICHARD PERRY/THE NEW YORK TIMES
Guard Wesley Jenkins, right, the top scorer for St. Peter’s on Tuesday with 10 points, shot in front of Monmouth forward Travis Taylor, left.
DECEMBER 2, 2009
Bowling Peahens Off To a Rolling Start BY CHRIS COONS
Contributing Writer ’13 The 2009–2010 Saint Peter’s College women’s bowling season underway is starting off with quite a bang. The Bowling Peahens are off to their best start ever at 16-10 and just recently added a major accomplishment to their résumé with their ﬁrst NCAA title in the program’s history, which was won in North Carolina. One of the driving forces behind the teams’ successful start is senior Kristin Thompson. With her hard work and dedication over the summer she has helped to turn the team in a positive direction. What are some of the speciﬁcs that the bowling team will be working on this season? Last season was a growing year for us as a team. We ended the year with a 68-95 record. Although that is not a winning record, we obtained a new coach and four extremely talented freshmen. These additions have given us a new outlook on the sport that has become essential for our success so far this year. What were some of the highlights from last season? A major highlight from last season was making such a good showing at the Northeast Conference Championships. This was our last tournament of a season that was full of injuries. By March we only had ﬁve girls left, which is just enough to ﬁll a starting lineup. That weekend we were able to defeat NTCA top ten opponent Sacred Heart twice in two days. We were able to work together as a team to ﬁnish the season on a very strong note. What are some of the goals for this season? We are looking to improve our record. Having a good overall win-loss record is key to being recognized by other teams for tournaments and votes in the NTCA poll. What are some of the expectations placed on you as a
PHOTO COURTESY OF DEB WEBSTER
2009-2010 Bowling Peahens after winning Beach Open Bowling Tournament Front Row (L to R): Kaitlyn Schroeder, Lindsey Webster, Kristin Thompson, Amanda Borger, Kristina Maggi. Back Row: Head Coach David Freeman, Vicky Alaimo, Michele DeVries, Jen Houseward, Tristan Howye, Kelly Odom. senior? As the captain I am expected to lead the team on and off the lanes. Not only is it important for me to use my knowledge of the sport to help guide my teammates, but also help them with classes and any problems they might be having. What has it meant to be a leader on the team, and how have you helped the freshmen and other bowlers? Being the captain is something I take great pride in. I try to set a good example for my teammates in more than just bowling. It is an honor to have been given the opportunity to lead such
a talented group of girls. With the Bowling Peahens off to an excellent start, where do you see the team ﬁnishing overall this season? I see our team doing very well this year. We have already won a tournament, which exceeds all the expectations we had for this season. The key to continuing our success is to stay focused and to continue working as hard as we have been. How difﬁcult is it to balance your studies with competing and traveling? Balancing school, bowling, and travel takes a lot of practice but it is completely
manageable. We usually have bowling related activities seven days a week. Whether it is practice, strength and conditioning, or competition we keep very busy. One of the upsides to traveling so much is that there is plenty of time to do schoolwork on the road. Best of luck to all the bowlers on the team and that they may achieve all of the goals that they set forth for themselves. My special thanks to Senior Kristin Thompson for taking time out of her day to answer these questions and give everyone at SPC a better insight into the Bowling Peahens bowling team.
DECEMBER 2, 2009
10/26 FDU Invitational, 7th place
11/14 NEC Fall Tournament (1-3) 11/15 NEC Fall Tournament (2-1)
10/25 vs. Wagner, W 7-0
11/4 vs. Siena, L 3-1 11/15 @ Loyola, L 3-2
11/6 vs. Manhattan, W 101-87
11/6 vs. Manhattan, W 107-78
Joe LaCava: 1000, 500 Free
Tiffany Walton: 1000 Free
Vuk Mladjenovic: 200 Free, 100 Fly Lovro Bilonic: 200 IM, 100 Breaststroke Marin Mikulic: 100 Back 400 Freestyle Relay Team 400 Medley Relay Team
11/20 vs. Duquesne, L 110-63
Katie Bigg: 200 Free, 500 Free Taylor Dupois: 400 IM, 100 Back Asala Halag: 100 Breaststroke 400 Medley Relay Team
11/20 vs. Duquesne, L 107-93
11/13 @ Seton Hall, L 53-51
11/13 @ Lafayette, W 61-38
11/17 vs. Monmouth, W 58-34
11/16 @ S Florida, L 88-72
11/21 vs. Youngstown State, L 68-56
11/26 @ Toledo, L 68-50