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Volume XLVI Issue 3
October 7, 2010
Recent departures lead to questions about gender inequity Alyssa Dandrea Editor-in-Chief Over the past year, according to President James Birge, Franklin Pierce has had a total of 46 employees depart the institution, including seven terminations, causing concern among union and non-union employees, some of whom have identified a pattern of gender inequity in the higher administration. At the fall Town Hall meeting, Birge updated the community on the state of the university, addressing topics such as enrollment and retention as well as Franklin Pierce’s re-accreditation. He also took questions from the community. Professor Molly Haas spoke first, stating her concern that a
strategy for improving the financial position of the university may be “a reduction in force.” In a follow-up question, Professor Mary Kelly asked if Birge was aware of an important gender issue in the university’s recent departures. Of the seven terminations since last September, four were men and three were women, according to Birge. The university has over 500 employees at its undergraduate and graduate campuses. “We haven’t cut positions in an effort to improve liquidity,” he said in response to Haas’ question. “We have not taken that approach. We are not looking at future reductions in staff.” Birge also added that he is concerned about the gender imbalance on the Board of Trustees and Senior
Staff, and is interested in recommendations as the university engages in search to fill high-level positions. The Pierce Arrow was unable to verify whether or not three resignations of senior women, announced in e-mails to faculty and staff over the past year, were included in the administration’s seven terminations. According to Doug Ley, vice president of the Rindge Faculty Federation (RFF), “Generally terminology is used with great care. So a termination is not a resignation and a resignation is not a termination,” he said. “One can be urged or pushed into a resignation and that is quite common in the upper echelons of the corporate world.” In a follow up interview Birge said, “I think that for a large complex or-
ganization [seven] is a relatively small number. Not that I am trying to increase that number by any means, but I think we try to work with employees to help them be as productive as we need them to be and in some situations that can’t be the case – they can’t be productive or they refuse to or there are other contravening issues that don’t allow us to keep them employed here.” Provost Kim Mooney said that people leave an institution for a variety of highly individual reasons, and that a forced resignation isn’t a term traditionally used by the university. “It may be a technical human resources term. We don’t use that terminology. No, I don’t think we make that distinction. A resignation is a person
leaving the institution or deciding to depart,” she said. Historically, resignation packages have included a number of conditions, according to Ley. “At times the resignation packages here have included requirements that the individual resigning not speak for x amount of months or a year about the terms or conditions, or what would have led to this quote unquote resignation. There has been a condition often that they are not allowed to set foot on campus for x amount of months or a year, and these vary but they are common,” said Ley. “So if someone gives a list of terminations this may not include and probably does not include a u see DEPARTURES, page 2
Pierce’s full connection to “Paranormal Activity 2” remains unknown Nick Caramico Arrow Contributor
Flash drives containing viral video clips from the film “Paranormal Activity 2” were distributed to the offices of eight major websites, all with the return address of Franklin Pierce University. Popular websites including Entertainment Weekly and bloody-disgusting.com have reported receiving envelopes containing these flash drives, each with about twenty-second clips of the upcoming film. None of the envelopes were marked with postage, but all had the return address of “40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461.” The websites which received the envelopes had to search the address in order to find out that it is the home of Franklin Pierce.
Since the first video was released on September 24, a total of eight viral videos have been distributed to websites that specialize in reporting on horror films. In each of the videos a baby is shown doing different activities, such as walking across a living room, playing in a crib, or climbing down stairs. All of these clips are interrupted by the image of a ghost, demon, or a woman screaming. On Wednesday, September, 29, The Pierce Arrow received a vague phone message from a Paramount Pictures employee claiming to be from the Interactive Marketing Department. When the call to Paramount was returned, the employee said the company simply wanted to get an advertisement on the site and had no knowledge of the flash drive incident. Shortly after, an advertisement was
placed on piercearrownews.com with an e-mail address to report paranormal events in this area. For two days, this was the only advertisement visible on the top right-hand corner of the site. On a follow-up call to Paramount, an FPTV reporter spoke to three different employees before speaking with someone from their Marketing Department. This employee said that Paramount was not commenting on the matter at this time. When an FPTV reporter asked Patricia Garrity, director of marketing and communications, about the situation, she said that she had received some e-mails regarding the original Entertainment Weekly article. According to Garrity, Paranormal Science classes were formerly offered by the University, “but that has not been offered for several years. It still turns
up in searches from time to time.” “Paranormal Activity,” which was in theaters last October, was a film by Paramount Pictures. The original film follows the story of a couple, Katie and Micah, who after experiencing weird things occurring in their home, feel that they are being haunted by a potentially demonic spirit. The couple hires a psychic and sets up video cameras around the home to find the source of the activity that occurs, mainly at night. “Paranormal Activity 2” will be in theaters on October 22. For more information on this developing story, visit fptv25.com and piercearrownews. com. Nick Caramico is the FPTV Station Manager and can be contacted at CaramicoN@frankinpierce.edu.
FPAlerts implemented to improve emergency communication on all campuses Val Armstrong Production Manager The Department of Campus Safety and Transportation is currently releasing a new means of emergency notification through text message, known as FPAlerts. The system that will send out critical alerts to anyone in the Franklin Pierce community who signs up. “We started the process under Dr. Hagerty and basically made the choice on the provider that we wanted,” said Stuart Mitchell, director of Campus Safety and Transportation. “When Dr. Birge arrived on campus he had requested we go back through the three possible vendors and get the information to him. He was instrumental in saying this is a priority - we will do this now - and basically he made it happen.” According to e2campus.com, the vendor which the school has selected to send out the FPAlerts, they service
around 750 university campuses, including Colby-Sawyer College and Plymouth State University. The Franklin Pierce community was able to begin signing up for the system during the Health and Safety Fair on September 30. “The basic messages would be about weather emergencies - a tornado is coming, a hurricane is coming, hazardous material incidents, a fire in one of the buildings, or a situation where we want everyone to shelter in place and be safe where they are,” said Mitchell. Jules Tetreault, associate dean of Student Affairs, has been involved in preparing the messages that will be sent out during emergencies. However, he hopes that the system’s use will be minimal. “I think more and more each day, it’s important to have the right communication channels to communicate with students, faculty, and staff in case there’s an emergency,” said Tetreault.
“We put these systems in place just in case, but you hope you never have to use it.” Web Manager Elizabeth Martini was asked to create the pages needed to allow the community to sign up for the system, to make it easy for anyone accessing it to register, and make changes without much difficulty. Martini believes that this system will make it easier to get information in a quick and easy way. “A lot of colleges are starting to use systems like this so it’s great that Franklin Pierce is getting on board,” said Martini. According to Mitchell, as of Monday, October 4, 40 people are currently signed up for the system. However, with more advertising and promotion underway, Mitchell hopes that more people will sign up for it. “My hope is that we can get sixty percent of the campus to register, which I think would be outstanding,” said
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Mitchell. Sophomore Amanda Lianos, who attend the Health and Safety fair, signed up for FPAlerts to keep informed and to be able to share the critical informa-
tion with others. “I like to stay in the loop of things because I’m a CA,” said Lianos. “So when residents come up and ask you u see FPALERTS, page 2
Police chief sees positive changes in town/university relationship Molly Buccini Managing Editor Rindge Police Chief Michael Sielicki reported to a small group of students at the Law Club meeting on Monday September 27 that he believes the relationship between the university and town has improved greatly under the direction of President James Birge. “Since Birge has come here there has been a remarkable change,” said Sielicki. “In the past there was very little control. He has made a clear effort Photo provided by: Jon Gordon that you can have a great experience and have fun in a safe way.” The Cathedral of the Pines hosts International Day of Peace Music Festival According to Sielicki, there is a and Art Show. See more on page 8.
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different attitude on campus, and students and staff have been more respectful of Rindge police than they were in years past. Sielicki also said he and Stuart Mitchell, director of campus safety, now meet on a monthly basis, which hadn’t been done in the past. Mitchell said since Bill Sweet became director of judicial affairs, the judicial process has tightened and has been running very smoothly. “I think one of the things Chief Sielicki is seeing is the university is working very hard to keep good students here, and to notify the students who have violated any rules, rights, or policies they
stand liable,” Mitchell said. According to Mitchell, the Memorandum of Understanding, which establishes boundaries and how different agencies respond to incidents on campus, began under President George Hagerty, and is being followed out by Birge. “I’ve witnessed the progress we’ve made on the Memorandum, and it’s basically who will respond to what and how we’re going to deal with issues on campus,” said Mitchell. “The communication itself has improved, and it’s the administration that’s in place now, u see TOWN RELATIONS, page 2
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list of resignations.” According to Haas, “I don’t think there would be any conscious initiative on the part of the administration to terminate women, but there can be a systemic problem as women are in vulnerable positions. I am just looking at the pattern which is public and visible.” Haas said that there are few women on the Board of Trustees and in senior management, as well as more men than women among students. According to the Franklin Pierce University website, of the 24 trustees listed, only five are women. These concerns among union members led to the drafting of a resolution, which was discussed and passed unanimously at the September RFF meeting. Haas wrote the first draft of the resolution with input from other RFF members. “It was raised among the union membership that there was some serious concern about what was happening. Although the people losing positions were not part of the union or bargaining unit, we consider them colleagues,” said Ley. “Then there was concern that there was a potential, it seemed, gendered pattern possibly emerging. On those grounds the question was brought by membership to
the executive board of the union and membership at large.” Haas said, “I was already concerned, as I so value the character of the university. I was also concerned by the disparity between the union and nonunion employees. This was already a general concern because benefits had been cut to non-union members.” On Monday September 27, an e-mail with the resolution was sent to the Franklin Pierce community, including those at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. The e-mail was signed on behalf of the union by RFF President Richard Roth and addressed to Birge and Mooney. The resolution states, “As a union, we are concerned with the treatment of our non-unionized co-workers, many of them senior women, who are being dismissed unceremoniously.” Mooney had no comment on the RFF resolution. In regards to the seven terminations, she said, “When individuals leave the university no one is privy to their reasoning except perhaps their supervisor and human resources. I just don’t know – that would just be pure speculation on my part about why one person left versus another,” she said. “I think that speculation is normal – I really do – I think people wonder about why their
colleagues leave, and because no one is really in a position to offer an explanation, people will speculate.” Professor Donna Decker said that she is someone particularly sensitive to gender issues and has noticed a pattern in the recent departures. “I see a pattern that the most recent group of people to leave the university are women and that struck me,” she said. “I don’t presume to know the details, and I’m not questioning the decision. This is just a lot of women all at once.” According to Kelly, “There are precious few women decision makers at Pierce, so if some of them leave the institution, even fewer are left,” she said. “I am very hopeful that Dr. Birge will be committed to changing the male cast of the institution and take every action in his power to do so.” Birge said that he believes length of service is significant both in considering the university’s institutional history and in developing relationships with students. “Our retention of employees starts with the recruitment of employees, and so we’re trying to bring in employees that reflect a diverse culture in the region and nationally,” he said. “We try to recruit for those things, and we will continue to do that.”
Carol Evans offers advice to working mothers
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Alycia Brandt Alyssa Dandrea Arrow Contributor Editor-in-Chief Carol Evans, CEO of Diversity Best Practices and President of Working Mother Media, spoke at a well-attended event on October 1 in Pierce Hall, where she discussed strategies for balancing a career and motherhood. Evans, the award-winning author of
what’s going on, you’ll know and you’ll know fast.” “There are certainly issues with people being able to get the information they need,” said Director of Campus Recreation Doug Carty, who also signed up for FPAlerts at the fair. “It seems that everyone is using their cell phone for text messaging these days, so it’s a great way to communicate very important information.” Mitchell agrees that with so many students having text messaging and their Franklin Pierce e-mails sent, directly to their phone, they will be able to stay informed of factual information pertaining to emergency situations. “We don’t want to get in a situation where somebody hears a rumor about something going on over at Marcu-
“This is How We Do It: The Working Mother’s Manifesto,” has won numerous awards, most recently the Admiral Grace Hopper Women’s Diversity Champion Award from the U.S Navy. Evans founded Working Mother Media in August 2001 after acquiring Working Mother Magazine and the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), making her the first mom to own the magazine. Working Mother Magazine was first launched in 1978 where for the first ten years Evans worked as a single woman, holding the positions of advertising director and VP publisher. From 1989 to 2001, Evans took some time away from the magazine and ran two publishing companies. However, in late 2001, Evans returned to buy the company. It was just three weeks before 9/11 and according to Evans, the timing was unfortunate but something she never could have predicted. “We had lost 5 million dollars before we had really opened our door,” she said, regarding the difficult times the magazine had faced in her first few months. According to Evans, being a working mother is a very hard task today. While 70 percent of mothers work outside the home, 40 percent are breadwinners. Women are responsible for 85 percent of the sales in the U.S. across the board. Evans said that women may work for money like men do but mothers have a higher concern
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for money in regards to supporting the family, most importantly their children. “The future for a mother resides not in herself, but in that of her children,” she said. Working Mother Magazine was created to help support mothers nationwide; to help them better balance work and family. “We all either are moms or have moms. Moms are a special breed of women who want and need support, but get so little,” said Evans. For Evans, the magazine is about helping working mothers realize that they are not alone in their feelings and that the guilt they feel for not always being around their children is shared. The magazine has been in circulation for 31 years and since the 1970’s there have always been letters to the editor that say, “Thank you so much for being there. I don’t feel so alone.” Evans is a mother of two and said that while she loves speaking at college campuses, her visit to Franklin Pierce was particularly special because her daughter is a student here. “The millennial, I think are a cool and great generation and people don’t see that unless they are in contact with them,” she said. “I just love this generation because it is a very strong one, and it’s going to be a very good pipeline for careers because you guys know that you can’t be lazy and this is making a very focused generation out of the millennial.”
TOWN RELATIONS CONTINUED FROM PAGE and the real work that the town and university have done together to show that this is a very vital portion of the town.” Mitchell agrees that Birge’s new perspective has improved the town/ university relationship. “He’s a new set of eyes on the issue and the outsider coming in has different suggestions, different capabilities, and that has been very evident with Dr. Birge,” said Mitchell. According to the Department of Campus Safety 2010 Campus Crime
and Fire Report, drug and liquor law violations have gone down slightly from 2008 to 2009. It has also been speculated that arrests made since the beginning of this semester have gone down as well. Sielicki said, “Looking at what we’ve seen, it appears to have gone down.” “Under Birge’s leadership, I think this will be a premiere university in New Hampshire - which is not only exciting for us, but for the community and for the students,” said Sielicki.
Investigation of Bubble vandalism still underway Molly Buccini Managing Editor On the morning of September 22, it was reported that all but one of the Bubble’s pool cues had been broken, costing roughly $365.00 to replace. According to Doug Carty, director of campus recreation, an EVS employee came across the act of vandalism and reported it to Campus Safety. “I’m a parent and it reminds me of a common, albeit sarcastic parenting cliché: ‘this is why we can’t have nice things,’” said Carty. “But unfortunately this/these irresponsible persons aren’t 8 year olds anymore - they’re supposed to be young adults who are starting to get it. I was most frustrated when I overheard at least two dozen people asking for pool cues from our desk staff only to be told we only had one left.” Carty pointed out that acts of vandalism such as these have a negative impact for students throughout cam-
pus, including raising tuition to pay for damages. “They [also] cost their peers the ability to have an outlet and recreational resource to occupy free time thus reducing stress, increasing camaraderie, and all in all bettering the college experience,” he said. According to Carty, pool cues used to be left out for everyone’s use, but now they must be checked out through the front desk with a student ID. “Here’s the thing: we live in the woods. If you’re frustrated, stressed, or just feel the need to break something, wander down a trail and snap some sticks next time- leave our helpless pool cues alone,” Carty said. Stuart Mitchell, director of campus safety, said currently there are no active leads to pursue, but the investigation will remain open, and students are encouraged to bring any and all information forward. For more information, contact Campus Safety at x4210..
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cella Hall, and they run over there and they look. If it’s a hazardous materials situation and they are downwind and they’re out there looking, then they don’t fair well after that,” said Mitchell. “We want to give people the information they need to keep them safe.” Senior Manjunath Burdekar also believes there is a need for students to have a system where they can readily receive information to verify things they may hear around campus. “It’s just an easier method rather than finding out from a random person, you just get it through a text,” said Burdekar. “A random person could be wrong, but now you can clarify it because now you can get it from a text message.” To sign up for the FPAlerts system,
In the Town Hall meeting on September 20, President James Birge announced that enrollment for the Class of 2014 is up four percent from last year, in addition to an 11 percent increase in retention for the Class of 2013. According to Birge, the numbers have improved as a result of new strategies for recruitment and enrollment as well as a campus-wide dialogue on retention over the past year. The size of the incoming Rindge class declined in 2007, 2008, and 2009, and last year’s retention rate was 59 percent. While some strategies were designed to be effective immediately, others were intended to improve enrollment more long-term. “Specifically going forward we looked at assigning admissions counselors to prospective students at the stage of inquiry rather than waiting until they actually applied,” said Birge. The current state of the economy was a key consideration as students and their families are having a harder time affording college, according to Birge. “We did look at our financial leveraging system,” he said. “We decided to bolster the financial aid packages, and so we offered some additional financial aid to students in the past who had not received it.” In addition to holding tuition flat,
capital improvement projects such as paving, residence hall and cafeteria renovations, and new technology were also strategies taken by Franklin Pierce. According to Provost Kim Mooney, the student numbers have improved this year largely because of the dedication of the admissions staff and faculty. “Whenever we added some campus events, such as an additional open house and reception in the spring, people really did a great job of supporting the admissions efforts,” she said. “I think people sensed our sincerity and the effort we were making to give them the appropriate information.” Both Birge and Mooney believe that this year’s 70 percent retention rate can be attributed to the ongoing campus-wide dialogue among faculty, staff, and upper-class students. According to Mooney, the incorporation of students in the conversation was an important factor in understanding the positive and negative aspects of the student experience. “Last year, the entire campus paid a lot of attention to the question of how can we do a better job of retaining the students that are already here,” said Mooney. “When you spend that much time thinking and talking about that question, it leads to raised awareness so you actually begin to do more things about it.”
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Brett Isaacson: reflections from “down under”
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Sean Carroll Arrow Contributor Last semester, senior Brett Isaacson had the opportunity to study in a country that he has always wanted to visit: Australia. Isaacson took advantage of the study abroad program here at Franklin Pierce and traveled to Queensland, Australia. He attended the University of Queensland in the city of Brisbane, and made the decision to take classes there after talking with his older brother. “He told me that if I went anywhere that Australia was the place to go,”
said Isaacson. Ironically, Isaacson is a Mass Communication major at Franklin Pierce with a concentration in Media Production but took no courses that were geared towards his major. While studying, Isaacson took a total of four classes that were considered all elective courses. “Not only did I go to continue my education but I went to experience a different culture. Another big reason that I went to Australia is that the people speak English,” said Isaacson. Some students join the study abroad program for similar reasons - to get a taste of a different culture, experience a new country, and meet new people. Isaacson went to Australia for all the same reasons and to experience a larger school. At the Rindge campus there are only 1,500 students enrolled and at the University of Queensland there are 30,000 plus. For a lot of people it would be hard for them to adjust to living in a new country, new school, and meeting new people, but not Isaacson. “The transition was relatively easy for me. I consider myself very outgoing and I love meeting new people wherever I go,” he said. We all know that most cultures
clash and that was no different for Isaacson. “The people in Australia definitely think of Americans in a different light. They think all Americans are loud and arrogant, but once they get to know you it is a different story,” said Isaacson. Compared to the United States, both the cost of living and education are significantly less in Australia. Another aspect that Isaacson touched on was the different activities that a student abroad could take part in. “There weren’t any televisions where I was staying so my friends, and I would go to the beach every day, go shopping, and play touch footie (rugby),” said Isaacson. Taking only four classes while he was in Australia left Isaacson with time to get out into the country and soak up as much as he could. “I would encourage anyone going to Australia to do it first off and second, experience the nightlife and make as many friends as you can,” said Isaacson. Certain experiences come and go but this is one experience that this senior will never forget. “I don’t think it could have gone any better,” said Isaacson.
Moore to assume new position at Pierce
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Liz Squire Features Editor Trish Moore, educator at Franklin Pierce for nine years, will be entering a new position as Coordinator of the Women’s Crisis Center, on October 13. Moore will be working primarily with females who have been victims
of rape, domestic violence and stalking. Moore hopes that both men and women will come to her and feel comfortable talking about these issues. Before joining the Franklin Pierce community, Moore worked as a therapist for three years. Moore believes that it is important that women talk to someone who is empathetic and said that most women feel comfortable sharing with another woman. “Women depend on a feeling of safety in order to go through a crisis and come out safely, there has to be a feeling of safety for women,” she said. In addition to working with individuals, Moore is interested in holding group sessions at the center. “Women who have been abused or are in some kind of crisis can come together as a
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Liz Squire Features Editor Senior Meghan Graf had a very busy summer. When she wasn’t bartending or life guarding in her hometown of Melrose, Mass., she was interning at two TV stations. Graf worked at NECN in Newton, Mass., and Chan-
Freshman in focus: Kyle McHugh Q: Were there any obstacles along the POWA trip? A: Waterfall strainer, which is a down tree in the water that we had to go around. Q: What do you think of Franklin Pierce after being here for about a month? A: I like the people here; a new experience. Q: I know you live in a triple, how has that worked out so far? A: Pretty good, I like it. I’ve gotten Photo provided by: Kyle McHugh used to it, but it’s a change from living in my own room at home. Mike Husson Q: What is your favorite movie? Arrow Staff A: Boondock Saints. I spoke with Kyle about his expeQ: What type of music are you riences during the Pre-Orientation Wilderness Adventure (POWA) trip, into? Is there a certain band you’ve which Franklin Pierce hosts at the been listening to recently? A: I listen to everything pretty conclusion of each summer for firstyear students, as well as his transition much. Recently, I’ve been listening more to Kid Cudi. from high school to college.
group here.” Moore is also interested in incorporating gender issues into the Franklin Pierce curriculum. “I would like to be a part of integrating awareness of gender issues into the curriculum across the board. Students can learn what were women’s roles during a time period versus what were men’s roles - what was expected,” said Moore. Moore is also looking to hold another event similar to Walk A Mile in Her Shoes on campus in the coming year. “I hope that my presence on camQ: Where are you from? pus will bring more of an awareness A: Whitman, Mass. for men and women both,” she said. The Women’s Crisis Center is loQ: What made you choose Frankcated in the Outreach Center under lin Pierce? Granite Hall. A: Financial reasons.
Q: What is your intended major? A: Technical Theatre. Q: Who inspires you the most? A: Hannah Oxley and Annie Fyffe.
Q: What attracted you to doing the kayaking experience? A: I knew no one at the school coming in. So I could meet some people coming into school.
Q: What type of activities do you enjoy doing on campus? A: Skateboarding, sitting on my computer alone.
resume and reel. The unpaid internships required Graf to be at the staQ: What were some of the things tion at 4:30 a.m. two days a week. “I that you guys did? was working 75 hours a week at some A: We kayaked, we cooked, we points. My first week I bawled my eyes slept, we told stories, [and] embraced out on the way home I was like, I can’t the wilderness. do this,” said Graf. Despite initial challenges, Graf decided to move forward with both internships. Reflecting on the experience, she said that the opportunities she was given were really amazing. “There was a huge fire on the highway, A&E and I went out with a reporter at 5 in the morning to cover it. It was really cool to see a full story through,” she said. Graf believes that these internships will help her after graduation as she looks for a job in the industry. Her dream job would be to work at a network in Boston as a reporter. She said, “I know you have to start off small, but I’m glad I did it because I met some great people and made some great connections.”
Q: If you could sit down to dinner with three people dead or alive, who would they be? A: Bob Marley, Frank Sinatra, and Alessandra Ambrsil.
Broadcaster interns towards dream job nel 7WHDH in Boston. “My duties were to run the teleprompter, write scripts for on-air talent, do background research and I went out on some stories with reporters too,” said Graf. Channel 7 has over 200 applicants apply for their interning positions and only 50 get the spots. NECN is a smaller station where Graf said she worked with eight other interns. “The stations that I worked at were both really impressed with what I already knew from working at the FPTV newscast,” said Graf. Graf has been involved with the FPTV newscast for two years now writing scripts and acting as on camera talent. “Being involved at school really helped me get these internships and gave me the experience I needed,” she said. The head at Channel 7 is a Franklin Pierce alum and told Graf that she did a great job and that when she graduated she should send Channel 7 her
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Meet the roommates: Lakeview 4 Adam: Scarlett Johansson. Devon: Demi Moore (Point Break).
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Molly Buccini Managing Editor Meet Dennis Sullivan, Kevin Murphy, Frank Martino, Nick Marro, Adam Cahoone, and Devon Holbrook: the guys of Lakeview 4.
1. Who is your celebrity crush? Dennis: Scarlett Johansson. Kevin: Carrie Heffernan. Frank: Audrina Patridge and Justin Timberlake. Nick: Jewel.
2. Who’s the best cook? Dennis: Whoever is using the George Foreman. Kevin: Me. Frank: Me; my specialty is breast of chicken flambé with brandied cherry sauce for two, followed by a scrumptious apple-pecan cheesecake drizzled with a caramel swirl and cinnamon spritz - eat it up! Nick: Me. Adam: George Foreman. Devon: Everyone is great. Murph makes great late night tuna melts. 3. Who’s going to graduate with the best GPA? Dennis: All I know is it won’t be me. Kevin: Nick. Frank: GPA 3.3. Nick: Me.
Adam: Nicky M. Devon: GPA 3.2. 4. Your TV only lets you watch one channel for the rest of the year; what would you pick? Dennis: HBO. Kevin: FP TV. Frank: Easy: ESPN. Nick: ESPN. Adam: ESPN. Devon: ESPN. 5. Beer of choice? Dennis: Budweiser. Kevin: Miller High Life. Frank: I don’t drink. Nick: Miller Light. Adam: Bud Select. Devon: Pabst Blue Ribbon. 6. Who is the messiest? Dennis: Nicky M. Kevin: Nick & Adam. Frank: Nicky M (laziest, won’t clean). Murph (most unorganized).
Nick: Me. Adam: Nicky M. Devon: Nicky M. 7. Who’s the most relaxed? Dennis: Devon. Kevin: Devo. Frank: Devon - a clear-cut winner. Sometimes it hurts that he cares so little. Nick: Devo. Adam: Devon. Devon: ..... 8. Describe LV 4 in one word. Dennis: Awesome. Kevin: LETSGO!!! Frank: Energetic. Nick: Magic. Adam: Boozebags. Devon: Spontaneous.
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Despite close primary victory, Ayotte will win in November
Jake Wagner Arrow Staff The September 14 primary elections were exciting in many ways. Despite Tea Party upsets in states like Delaware and New York, former New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte managed to pull off a close win in a crowded race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. I was in Concord that night to join numerous other Ayotte supporters in
watching the returns, but as soon as the numbers rolled across the screen, worry soon began to consume me. From the start, Manchester attorney Ovide Lamontagne had a large lead over Ayotte, who until that day was easily considered the frontrunner for the nomination. As the hours passed however, a pattern began to develop: as Lamontagne went down, Ayotte went up. Sure enough, we watched as the gap narrowed into single digits until finally it looked like the Ayotte campaign could pull it off after all. Shortly after midnight, Kelly Ayotte herself came to address her supporters, stating that this primary battle was indeed a close one, and that the results would not likely be known until hours later. After getting another chance to meet the candidate, I knew that she was confident in her campaign, and that it surely wasn’t over yet. Before leaving Concord at
around 1 a.m., Ayotte was ahead of Lamontagne by 1 percentage point. The next day, Ayotte was certified the winner of the primary by 1,402 votes. I feel that in many ways, Sarah Palin’s early endorsement of Ayotte helped to prevent any major Tea Party backlash against her campaign, and thus helped her overcome Lamontagne’s late surge in the polls. Now that the primary battle has concluded, the campaign can finally shift into full gear to take on Democratic U.S. Representative Paul Hodes in November. Currently, I believe that the Ayotte campaign is in a good position to do so. In the latest American Research Group poll, Ayotte led Hodes 46 percent to 32 percent, a difference of 14 points. The polling also found that Ayotte leads among men, women, Independent voters, and even holds a seven point lead in Hodes’s own
district. In any race, it can be argued that an election cannot be won without Independent support, and in New Hampshire, where 44 percent of the electorate is Independent, this race will be no exception. With Ayotte leading with Independents, this will certainly make it more difficult for Paul Hodes to win in November. The Hodes campaign is already showing signs of weakness. The congressman has missed a full week of voting in the House of Representatives to focus on his failing campaign. Hodes has done this in the past, and as it was pointed out in a recent statement by Ayotte communications director Jeff Grappone, “failure to show up for work is grounds for firing.” If you have seen the infamous Paul Hodes ad featuring a hot dog eating contest, you will know that he dared to declare himself a “fiscal conservative,” when in fact, he voted for the
economic stimulus, numerous bailouts, and Obamacare - three actions that will cost this nation trillions. As stated by the New Hampshire Union Leader, “New Hampshire voters, there’s something you ought to know about Paul Hodes. He thinks you’re stupid.” Ultimately, the fact that a Democratic candidate in favor of raising taxes is claiming to be fiscally conservative truly shows the despite nature of their campaign. Ultimately, Ayotte’s huge lead in the polls and among Independents, combined with her message of true fiscal responsibility will prove to be hard to beat against a failing Hodes campaign. However, we must not forget as we have recently seen in the Republican primary, that in New Hampshire, anything can happen.
Pierce Advocacy: quick tips for dealing with the roommate “No one is perfect and we must all realize that. In a sense, we must realize that we ourselves are not perfect and learn to appreciate that about ourselves. We must love ourselves in order be able to love each other.” -Maegan Mcglone, Franklin Pierce senior Having a roommate has been compared to having a spouse, because to some extent there are similarities between a roommate and a wife or husband. For instance: you sleep in the same bedroom, share the same living space, and fight over the most minus-
cule subjects. If asked the question of how much your roommate annoyed you in the last month, many students could probably write a minimum of five pages on the matter. Roommates are either too loud, too quiet, never in the room, need to get out of the room more, too fun, or not fun enough. The list of what roommates can do wrong goes on and on. Banging heads with your roommate is okay - it’s down-right healthy. Make sure to put all your issues out in the open. Let one another know when someone is
College Democrats The issue of immigration in the U.S. is an argument that never seems to end between the two major political parties because we obviously both think our ideas are the right ones. There are certainly ways for us to compromise, but when it comes to the ideal solution it is actually quite simple in my opinion. We are a nation of immigrants that would not be where we are today without immigrants and a continued influx of hard working immigrants into this country attempting to create a better life. We need to realize that a great deal of the people who come here to work do great in jobs that many American citizens have no interest in because of the low wages and tough working conditions, but these are still jobs that have to be done inside the U.S. economy. Are a lot of people here in this country illegally? Most definitely, but that does not mean they absolutely shouldn’t be here. We have to realize that it might be in our best interest for a lot of these people to have been allowed into the country legally in the first place. The vast majority of those now here illegally certainly tried to be allowed in legally before crossing the border, but we have a broken immigration system that needs to be fixed so that the people from other nations that we want in the U.S. can immigrate legally. We have to streamline the system so the ones who will be helpful here can get here legally and give those who are doing well here already a clear chance to stay legally. Now should we throw open our borders and allow an unregulated flow of immigrants into the country? Of course not! We don’t want criminals; and by that I mean violent criminals, not immigration criminals. We want the right people here, and they want to be here. Bring the good workers, bring those who want an education, and most of all bring those who want to help grow both the U.S. and the world economy. We have to stop acting like all immigrants from certain neighboring nations that are here legally or illegally should not be here. We need them and we should want them, and even if we didn’t there is no logical way to actually get rid of them
all. We must get rid of the criminals and the ones who are not being helpful people in our society, secure the border to keep more of those people out, give those who are being quality citizens a path to become citizens, and then find more of those good hardworking people. We should let them in under a reformed and streamlined system of immigration so they don’t risk their lives to get here illegally. There are also people who argue that the children of these illegal immigrants should not become U.S. citizens, even if born in the U.S. I just cannot understand this in most cases because it seems that some of the best people in our nation tend to be those that come from a tough background and are taught to work hard for a better life to reach the American dream. Hard workers who want to succeed in our country sounds like an asset to our country to me. Another argument is that illegal immigrants send too much of the money they earn in the U.S. back to their home country to be beneficial to the U.S. economy. The fact is that we live in a world economy that benefits from other countries being prosperous, so if there is an influx of money into their native countries it will benefit the U.S. economy overall. It will also create better living conditions in other countries, so that in the long run there will be less people who need to flee to the U.S. for a well paying job. Overall, immigration is a positive and necessary thing that is a backbone of both the past and future of our country. It has to be about what is best for the country. It cannot be about race, language, or fear because we all came from somewhere else and we should be proud that we live in a country that people want to be a part of. When legal immigration makes sense and works to better the country, illegal immigration is not as big of a problem. We can focus on those crossing the border breaking actual laws not associated with crossing a line to make a better life. Aaron West President of College Democrats
acting a fool, pardon my French. Of course do this in the most respectable way possible. If you and your roommate cannot come to an agreement, bring in a third party. This third party can be a friend, Peer Leader, Community Assistant, anyone who you feel can help mediate the situation. Do not let a bad roommate situation ruin your life, but rather learn from the experience or it could happen again. Back home, life was maybe a little simpler. You were living the good life;
you had your own private room. Mom and dad were never too far, and your significant other was no more than a couple streets away. It is too bad college is nothing like home life. Yes, there are parallels. If you are fortunate, you have a friend that just cannot help but baby you. Babying includes waking you up for class, making sure you did your homework, and sometimes even the occasional Mac & Cheese dinner. If that person - the back-up mom - happens to be you, on behalf of everyone thank you! Also, you may want to cut
Immigration Immigration—more specifically, illegal immigration—has obviously been one of the most controversial and prominent political/social issues of the past decade. My stance, ever since I explored the issue a little bit deeper than just cable news talking heads and obscure facts from word of mouth, is that I am whole-heartedly against illegal immigration. Up until the recent passing of immigration legislation in Arizona, the entire issue was somewhat upstaged in the public consciousness by war and financial news. However, it is not to be ignored just how important illegal immigration means to the future of the United States from fiscal, social, cultural and national security perspectives. The main reason, and the reason that can’t be overstated enough, is the first word of the issue: illegal. People who hop over our borders and just begin a new life in America just like that are breaking the law. I understand that there are plenty of illegal immigrants who are good people and aim to contribute to American society with their skills, but it shouldn’t make a difference. If they are undocumented, they should not own a home, a car, a job or take any products and/or services from actual American citizens. Let me be clear that my stance against illegal immigration does not make me against immigration. Nor does it come out of racism or xenophobia—it’s simply the illegal aspect of it. I understand that the United States is a nation of immigrants, and that’s one of the many reasons we are the greatest nation on Earth. However, my ancestors—like the ancestors of the members of the past dozen generations—came here legally. They stood in line and learned the basic skills (American history, decent English, etc.) necessary to begin life in America. Most importantly, they went through the process that let the U.S. government know that they were here. It’s this kind of tradition that has made America the great “melting-pot” it is today, with cultures from all over the world mixing with each other and assimilating to American society. In
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that out once in a while. Speaking of mothers and fathers, parents in general, be sure to stay in close contact with them. Going off to school has a weird way of disconnecting you from those people whom you were closest to. Be sure to remind your loved ones that you do love them as much as possible. Why, you ask? Because you do! Steven Jeune Student Coordinator
a melting-pot, we are all Americans; no “African-Americans,” “ItalianAmericans,” “Irish-Americans,” and so on—just Americans. This is the result of having a civilized immigration process. When immigrants are free to just come over and roam free without proving they know enough about our society, history, traditions and values, the result is multi-culturalism. Multi-culturalism is when people from other nations come to America and don’t assimilate to our society or act inclusive towards those already here of different nationalities. This leads to divisiveness, ignorance, and at times violence. Another argument that I’ve heard is that we should be lenient on the illegal immigration issue to make the United States look like a more welcoming, inviting nation. If we adopted this attitude, maybe the world wouldn’t look down at us the way it does. No. In my view, one of the many reasons the rest of the world doesn’t like us too much is because they see how we let our nation get abused by weak borders and equally weak immigration laws. Anyone who wants to come here should certainly be able to. America is the last refuge for political, social and religious tolerance and freedom. I certainly don’t want to deny anyone in the world the opportunities that the United States of America offers, but law and order are part of our noble foundation and they must be preserved. Part of me doesn’t understand why
our own federal government can’t grasp the common sense that is needed to begin to solve the issue. Their job above all else is to protect us and is what they’d be doing if they strengthened the borders, even completely closed them down temporarily if they had to. (Yes, crime and even possible terrorism are some of the risks we are taking as we remain soft on illegal immigration). Obviously, there are way too many illegal immigrants in the country right now to simply round them up and deport them. Plus, deportation isn’t really the right way to help the situation. Deportation typically means someone is sent back to their country of origin indefinitely until they can become a legal citizen. The most reasonable solution I could give our lawmakers right now is to simply close the borders temporarily, begin tracking down illegal citizens and, as peacefully as possible, have them get in line to earn their citizenship. It would without a doubt take years to get the number of illegal immigrants down to almost none, but as Ronald Reagan often said about big issues with long-term problems, “if not us, who? If not now, when?” Michael Barrasso President of College Republicans
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Payne in the Pierce: rockin’ the all-nighter
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Jeff Payne Editorials Editor I have wanted to discuss this subject with all of you for a while, and I think we’ve finally come to a time when we can discuss something that we all dread. Who out there enjoys all-nighters? Anyone? That’s what I thought. The idea of having anything causing me to stay awake for more than 24 hours in a row straight makes me violently ill. However, over the last couple of years and even the last couple weeks I have come to a
powerful realization about all-nighters. I have come up with a thesis statement about them, which I would like to share with you now. I personally believe that the majority of all-nighters can be avoided. They usually extend through the full night because those partaking in them use every possible method at their disposal to avoid doing the task that has yet to be completed. It’s a bit of a run on but I believe you catch my drift. I feel comfortable discussing this topic with all of you because I can honestly say that I am 100 percent one of those people who ends up doing all-nighters that didn’t really have to. It’s totally because I procrastinate to the very night before something is due, and then as the night progresses I continue to put it off until it is some obscene hour in the morning where I come to terms that there is no hope for sleep. It’s as if I have this sick fantasy that maybe if I keep avoiding the assignment and do every obnoxiously unproductive thing possible, it will
eventually just go away, won’t have to be completed, and I’ll just have an A or even a B, because I’d settle for a B. I don’t know about you, my friends, but I have managed to become very creative with the ways I procrastinate on nights that end up becoming allnighters. There’s an almost scientific pattern to the whole thing. First of all, I make a plan when I wake up that morning for when I am going to have everything done by. Then I blow the plan entirely. As the sun sets and night comes upon me I will usually end up watching TV or going to the Bubble all in the name of “letting my creative juices flow.” This is otherwise known as, “I got nothing, and hopefully if I keep doing other stuff I’ll come up with the most brilliant paper ever.” As it starts to get later in the evening, closing in on the midnight hour, I start to get more desperate and occasionally tip toe on that fine line between being academically avoidant
and psychotic. Then after we have officially crossed from one calendar day into another, I immediately decide a snack will help. This immediately results in a trip to Mr. Mikes that I end up dragging my equally irresponsible friends too. Then without fail we decide that a Mr. Mikes snack isn’t the answer and someone ends up saying “if only McDonalds were open,” which only leaves one option. So now we’re on our way to Keene to take our pick of the late night fast food establishments usually joking and singing the whole way. This always ends up leading to some horribly embarrassing encounter with the late night fry cook who does not appreciate our witty, half asleep humor, which we like to share at the drive up window. Basically it’s about 1:30 or 2:00 a.m. by the time I arrive back. This of course leaves me feeling full of greasy food which instantly makes me feel the need to cleanse myself; hence a long hot shower is in order with some light jams on my iPod
speakers. Basically the actual work on the assignment may or may not begin somewhere in the 4:00 a.m. hour where sleep is pointless. Now, I can only speak for myself on this one. I don’t know your allnighter rituals. However, I do believe that a large chunk of us who end up pulling all-nighters could have probably gotten the work done like three weeks earlier when it was actually assigned. I know I’m not the only one out there, especially with the wide variety of people that I’ve managed to rope into these “I hate homework runs.” You know who you are! Basically, if we really wanted to avoid allnighters we could and we would. But let’s be honest with ourselves on this one Franklin Pierce, where would be the fun in that?
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The world according to Frankie P: cafeteria etiquette Frangelica Odell Arrow Staﬀ
Over the past week, I’ve had some run-ins with people who just don’t understand cafeteria etiquette. I don’t mean the etiquette of how to correctly hold a fork and knife, but I mean the silent agreement between people about the cafeteria or any food place for that matter. These little rules make things go much smoother and stop unfortunate (but well deserved, at times) fights. Don’t get me wrong, I’m starving by the time I get around to the cafeteria, but I know the unspoken agreement between me and the person in back of me. Even though I could eat my weight in grapes, I know that other people might enjoy some too so I always leave some for the person in back of me. Last week I had a hankering for
some scrambled eggs, and I waited in line for ten minutes keeping my eyes on the prize. I finally was right near the eggs, my stomach giving a loud grumble, but the kid in front of me decided that he was even hungrier and took every last bit of those eggs. I could only stand there and give a little whimper. I stared in disbelief - did this kid not understand that there were people behind him who were craving eggs? Nope. Rule number one, even if you are starving or just really enjoy a particular food, leave some for the person behind you. Just remember our friend karma. Even though I was a little ticked, I decided on getting a bagel. Little did I know that there was someone who also wanted a cinnamon raisin bagel at that exact moment as well. I put my bagel in the toaster behind English muffins. I turned my back for a
minute to say “hello” to someone and bam! Someone had made off with my bagel. I whipped my head around looking for the bagel burglar. You’re hungry and want a bagel? Fabulous. Get your own. By then I was starving and fuming with an empty plate on my tray. There is nothing sadder then that. I slammed a banana on my plate and went to my usual seat in the back with a copy of The Boston Globe. I was immersing myself in world news when suddenly I heard the clearing of a throat. I looked up to see a girl looking at me who politely asked if she could sit with me. I didn’t think anything of it. “Sure,” I said. I mean, maybe she just didn’t want to sit alone. Ten minutes later I had not been able to read one line from the paper because I was hearing every last detail of the girl’s life. I tried to give her the hint by trying to look
back down at my paper, but then she was firing questions at me so fast I felt like I was taking a polygraph test. Not my ideal way to spend my time at 7:30 a.m. There are times I want to have meals with friends, but I know that out of politeness when someone is sitting alone and reading, studying, or just seems content to be by themselves I should go no further then saying “hi.” Apparently this girl had no idea of this little rule or did not care for it. Either way, I found myself hearing a play by play of her night. A little introduction, sure, but when I now know that you are a Sagittarius and your mother’s name is Claudia it is time to hit the breaks. Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, but when people stop you from eating and disrupt your daily routine it is time to start wondering if people are
forgetting or choosing to ignore café etiquette. Taking all the food, stealing rightfully claimed food, and upsetting the peace and tranquility for what may be some peoples’ very first thing they do in the morning is just not right! Meal times are my favorite part of the day and, sure, during lunch and dinner I love eating and talking to my friends, but breakfast is different. It is one of those meals where some people can enjoy those few minutes of stillness before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. All was not quiet on the western front that morning. I can fix that with ear buds, but the stink eye will have to suffice for the rest until I get a little respect (just a little bit, just a little bit) sock it to me.
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Meet the athlete: Amanda Panaro need to improve on as we head into postseason play. Q: How long have you been playing soccer for? A: I have been playing soccer for as long as I can remember. My dad was my first coach when I was five. Q: What is your role on the team? A: My role on the team this season has been more focused on the offensive aspect of the game. Although I have played in the midfield and defense in past years, I am now learning a new position where I need to be concentrated on scoring.
Women’s volleyball sees first defeat of the season Photo: athletics.franklinpierce.edu
Sean Carroll Arrow Staff
The women’s volleyball team lost for the first time in Northeast-10 Conference play to Saint Michael’s by a score of 3-1. The Ravens’ four-game winning streak was brought to an end by the Purple Knights in only the second home game for Franklin Pierce. Franklin Pierce had a slow start dropping the first two sets, 25-23 and 26-24. In the third set, the Ravens battled back and were victorious by a score of 25-19. The two teams would take turns taking the lead in the fourth set, but it would be the Purple Knights winning the set and the game 25-21. A bright spot for the Ravens was senior Pam Walker who had a career best 50 assists, which included number 1,000 of her career. Offensively, three of the Ravens recorded double digit kills with freshman Katie Jackson contributing 15 kills, followed by senior Christina Calderon with 14 kills, and freshman Lauren Miller posting 11 kills. Defensively, senior Chelsea Kohout led the way in digs with a solid 23 on the night. While Franklin Pierce falls to 6-2 overall and 0-1 in the NE-10,
Mike Husson Arrow Staff I interviewed the lead goal scorer of the women’s soccer team, junior Amanda Panaro, about her thoughts on the season so far. I also talked to her about her future as a soccer player, and her other activities on campus.
Photo: Sean Carroll
the young team has high expectations for this season. “Our goal this year is to get one percent better each time we step on the court whether it be practice or game days. We want to make it to the tournament and become a better volleyball program,” said Kohout. With 16 matches left in the season, the Ravens aren’t overly worried about one loss early on in the season, but rather making sure they don’t beat themselves during matches. “The keys to success for this team
are to control the things that we have control over such as serving and terminating the ball and to be the team we have started building from preseason,” added Kohout. With the win Saint Michael’s improves on the year to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in NE-10 Conference play. The Ravens look to bounce back from the loss when they play University of Massachusetts Lowell at the Fieldhouse on Wednesday, October 13.
Meet the athletics staff: Matthew Janik and Doug Debiase
Anthony Chighisola Arrow Staff
Q: What is the best part of your job? Matthew Janik - The athletes, no doubt about it. I get paid to watch sports, which is amazing, but the interaction with the athletes is the biggest plus. Whether it’s the field hockey girls, or a night at the rink in Winchendon, or the baseball guys, or any of my other sports; I know that when I show up for an event with one of the teams I’m directly responsible for, somebody is going to put a smile on my face. You can’t beat that. Doug Debiase - The best part to me is the fact that I get to see a whole different side of the sports world than the general fan does. I have inside access to coaches and student-athletes and I get to know them all on a personal level. I’m a huge professional sports fan, but I only know the athletes from what I see on TV. There is no personal connection. With college student-athletes, I get to find out about them as people and see what other interests they have outside of sports. I also get to see first hand all the extra time they put into training for one single game. I’m amazed at the sacrifice and dedication of all involved and I only wish that fans could see all the work that goes into preparing for a game or a season.
Q: What were you doing before Franklin Pierce? MJ - I started here in August 2008. Before that, I spent the 2007-08 year
Photo provided by: Matthew Janik
with fellow Northeast-10 Conference member Southern Connecticut State (please, nobody start throwing stuff at me for that). The highlight of my time there was working and traveling with the then-defending national champion women’s basketball program. Before SCSU, I had a work-study in the Sports Information office at Quinnipiac while doing my undergrad (Class of ‘07), where I got to work closely with the men’s ice hockey team while it was beginning to make itself a national presence. Originally I wanted to go into baseball and I spent some time broadcasting in the NECBL. Between Quinnipiac and SCSU, I spent the summer of 2007 broadcasting and handling media relations duties for the Sanford Mainers up in Maine. DD - I was already in the athletic communications field prior to Franklin Pierce. I had spent time working at the University of Florida and the Naval Academy, and was at the University of Maine for the last four-anda-half years prior to coming to Rindge in September 2009. A lot of the things that we are doing here at Franklin Pierce to promote the teams were the skills that I had acquired at those previous schools. Q: What are you looking to change or add to Franklin Pierce? MJ - I think we’ve already added a lot to kick off the year. We’ve got a ton of new video content in conjunction with Athletics’ YouTube channel. My favorite of those pieces is “Rocky’s Rapid Fire,” which helps people get to know some stuff about our athletes away from the field. We’ve added the “Crimson & Grey Podcast,” which is kind of my baby. It’s a weekly piece, which features audio highlights from the Ravens Sports Network (I definitely can’t say enough good things about them), as well as interviews relating to both on-the-field and behind the scenes activities. Those are a few of the things we’ve added so far, and there are more in the works (look for the official Facebook page of Franklin Pierce Athletics soon). If I had to narrow it down to one thing though, we’re looking to add to the experience. Our department is already infinitely closer to the student-athletes than it was when I first got here, and that’s obviously something that’s really important to me.
Q: What do you think of the season so far? A: The season is going well so far. Although we were looking to get through September spotless, we are entering this weekend on a positive note after scoring five goals in our last game. We are improving as a whole and are involving more people both offensively and defensively. Q: Being a junior, do you have any future aspirations for soccer? A: I do not have any future aspirations for soccer after my senior season. Q: What’s your favorite Franklin Pierce soccer moment? A: Last season after hitting the post twice in the final ten minutes of our home game against Saint Anselm, I scored with 24 seconds remaining to win the game. Q: What do you think is the most important thing the team needs to work on? A: Our team has technical talent that cannot be matched in the Northeast-10 and possibly throughout the nation. As a whole we have difficulty playing against teams that are overly physical, which is something we will
Q: In your opinion what’s the hardest thing about playing soccer? A: The hardest part of playing soccer is being able to run for 90 minutes consecutively, and sometimes into 110 minutes for overtime. It is difficult to train for distance running as well as sprints simultaneously. Q: What is your intended major? A: My major is Mass Communication, and my minor is Advertising. Q: What other activities do you enjoy doing on campus? A: I am on the Pierce Media Group Executive Board for Sports Broadcasting. I am also my team’s representative for SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee). I have three jobs on campus: sports information, phonathon calling, and I am also a tour guide. I am also in the Honors Program. Q: What made you want to come to Franklin Pierce? A: I came to visit Franklin Pierce because of the women’s soccer program and its reputation. After coming to campus and seeing the opportunities to get involved in the Fitzwater Center, I knew this is where I wanted to spend my four years of college. Q: Did you have any advice for the girls that came from out of the country? A: My advice to people who come from out of the country is to get involved as much as possible. It is important to really take advantage of meeting new people, which can lead to unlimited networking opportunities in the future.
Kohout surpasses career milestone and sets sights on franchise record Photo: athletics.franklinpierce.edu
DD - The biggest thing that I would like to change is the way our website promotes our student-athletes and teams. It was already a great website to begin with as there were all types of stories and statistics, but I wanted to add to it with more interactive displays and multimedia initiatives. We have already enhanced our video player on the website with timely interviews and feature stories. We are also producing a podcast for our fans who are on the go, but can download the program to stay current on all things Franklin Pierce Athletics. We have enhanced the recruiting features of our website and we hope to do more of that in the near future.
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Q: Any advice for people who are looking to enter the same field as you two? MJ - Get involved. You have to have a degree to get hired, but whoever is doing the hiring is going to want to know what your skills are. We’ve got a full work-study staff right now, but we’re always willing to take volunteers who just want the experience. Learn to write. More and more of the job is video or multimedia these days, but any method of media comes back to writing. DD - If you’re a student in college and this is the field that you know you would like to pursue, get as involved as you can with your school’s communications office. Learn about all the different job duties that an office has to handle, such as writing press releases, inputting in-game statistics, designing websites, producing video highlights, taking pictures and audio broadcasting. If students can acquire those skills in college, it will make them much more marketable when it comes time to apply for jobs. Their resumes will jump off the page and employers will take notice.
“I didn’t hear it. Coach told me after the game,” said senior women’s volleyball player Chelsie Kohout after hearing that she had surpassed 1,500 career digs during the Ravens game versus Assumption. “It was good to have it [that career milestone] and now I hope to beat the record.” Kohout had 239 digs and 1,659 career digs as of October 4. The franchise record for career digs stands at 1,694 and was set by Tara Vece from 2002-2005. With at least 12 matches remaining in the season and Kohout averaging 5.83 digs per game as of October 4, she is making a strong case to contend for it. “It would be great to beat the record! It was a goal I set for myself when I came to Franklin Pierce and I have been lucky enough to play as a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior.” Kohout is a libero, a defensive-oriented player/position in volleyball, for the Ravens. How Kohout became a libero is a story that has roots well before Franklin Pierce. “[I was] too short to hit. I played volleyball in high school and one of my
coaches told me I should play defense. I played the position [libero] the first time it was allowed in high school. I love defense anyway.” When asked about what volleyball has meant to her, now midway through her senior season, Kohout seemed thankful for what she has learned from playing volleyball. “Volleyball is a big part of who I was and who I am. It has taught me a lot such as working with others and time management, things people outside of sports may not have dealt with as much.” With that in mind, she also admits that there is a life after volleyball upon her graduation from Franklin Pierce. “I’m going to go to graduate school to become a physician’s assistant.” However, Kohout has not forgotten that there is still a lot of volleyball to play this season and has both individual and team goals she wants to achieve. “I want to pass the dig record, keep improving every season and, as a team, to make it to the NCAA tournament.” Chelsie and the Ravens are back in action at the Fieldhouse on Wednesday, October 13 when they take on the University of Massachusetts Lowell at 7 p.m. Adam Stahl is Sports Editor of the Pierce Arrow and can be reached at email@example.com
Editor’s note: Issue 3 of the Pierce Arrow was sent to print on Monday, October 4. To keep up to date with Kohout as she works to set the franchise record, please visit the Athletics page at athletics.franklinpierce.edu or www.piercearrownews.com.
Arrow Page 7 Meghan McCain’s “Dirty Sexy Politics” offers an exciting account of the 2008 race Cain, gives readers an opportunity to see what the campaign was like through her eyes. Her book is truly an exciting and engaging account that will keep you on the edge of your seat even though we all know what the outcome will be. While Meghan McCain is not a politician herself, she is certainly no stranger to the world of politics, and this life experience ultimately has enriched her writing in many ways. Her down to earth style and sense of humor make this book an easy and refreshing read. From the start, we learn many new things about the McCain campaign, including more details about the vicepresidential selection process. Meghan McCain reveals that she wasn’t even aware of her father’s selection of Sarah Palin until the morning of the announcement, and we learn that the selection of Sarah Palin slowly began to divide the campaign.
Jake Wagner Arrow Staﬀ For anyone who has an interest in politics, this book is a must read. In “Dirty Sexy Politics,” Meghan McCain, daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John Mc-
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Regardless of how Meghan McCain felt about her father’s selection, she did stress the point that Palin’s selection was not the reason that her father ended up losing his bid for the presidency, and I strongly agree. 2008 was indeed a year that heavily favored Democratic candidates, and as Meghan points out, the Republican Party was largely out of touch with young and Independent voters, which contributed to its defeat. Another aspect of this book that I truly enjoyed was that McCain devotes an entire chapter of her novel to our state of New Hampshire. As many should be aware, the McCain family has a long history with this state, and in both 2000 and 2008, voters selected Meghan’s father as their choice in the first in the nation primary. Of New Hampshire, Meghan McCain writes: “The beauty of the state is incomparable...I had seen it in autumn...when the landscape glowed
with color...and later, just before the New Hampshire primary in January, it was bitter-ass freezing, but at the same time, it was so magical, so clean, an amazing winter wonderland.” Along with her admiration of the Granite State, she also reveals that it was here where she began to fall in love with politics. Meghan McCain also reveals to us her many political opinions, and tells us that as a young, moderate Republican, she hopes that she can become a young role model for those who also feel disenfranchised with the party. I overwhelmingly agreed with McCain on all of her major points. She is aware that the far-right Tea Party has made the Republican party unappealing to many, stating: “The bedrock of the Republican Party is freedom of the individual ... Not hatred ... A hyper-conservative candidate has no chance of winning against President Obama ... the Republican party has to
Broadway in Boston presents “Wicked”
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as “Farewell.” Covered songs included “American Girl” by Tom Petty, “Space Cowboys” by The Joker, “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain, “Purple Rain” by Prince, and the real crowd pleaser, “Drift Away” by Uncle Kracker. The audience sang along to everything, and by the end I think everyone had a great time. They even started playing “Party In the USA” by Miley Cyrus as a joke, but they invited an audience
member to come sing with them. Taglieri threatened Justin Beiber, but thankfully he chose not to play the artist’s songs. Overall it was a very entertaining night. For those who missed the performance, look for future events sponsored by PAC. You can check John Taglieri and the band TAG out on facebook and on their website TAGtheband.com.
Amelia Walters A&E Editor So, I have wanted to see “Wicked,” the musical, for a few years now. I really wanted to see it on Broadway, but that never happened, and I missed the last tour. For my birthday, my cousin bought tickets for us to see it in Boston. Let me just say, I was ecstatic! My birthday was in July, so I waited three long months longer to see “Wicked.” The day finally came last Friday, October 1. The musical was written by Stephen Schwartz, and if you know anything about musicals like me, you would know he also wrote Godspell and Pippin. “Wicked” is the story of what happened before Dorothy came to Oz. It is about Elphaba (the wicked witch of the west) and Glinda (the good witch). The understudy, Mariand Torres, played the role of Elphaba at our performance, but I was not disappointed by her at all. Glinda was played by Chandra Lee Schwartz. The musical starts off at the point of the wicked witch’s death. This moment is followed by Glinda telling the story of how she knows the wicked
“Devil” is a classic who-dun-it thrill ride
Mike Husson Val Armstrong Arrow Staff Production Manager “Devil” was a horror thrill ride to the very end. I was pleasantly surprised when the credits rolled. The
story, based on the recently infamous M. Night Shymalan’s “Night Chronicles,” is the first of the chronicles. The movie was directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Brian Nelson. The main character, Detective Bowden (Chris Messina), is still struggling to deal with the recent hit-andrun car crash that killed both his wife and his young son. While on the job, he is called to the scene of a suicide outside of a Philadelphia skyscraper. Detective Bowden then receives a call from one of the security officers who tells him that about five people are also trapped in an elevator. During his investigation into the incident, he meets Ramirez (Jacob Vargas) and his partner Lustig (Matt Craven). Ramirez reveals to Detective Bowden that he believes he saw the devil’s face in the footage of the broken down elevator. He explains to Detective Bowden the story his
start being open to new people, new blood, and new ideas.” Looking ahead to the future, Meghan McCain will remain a Republican in hopes that “in 2012, the young are given more of a choice ... and that the Republican Party will be up to the challenge.” I too, will hold this hope. Even though I am a self-professed moderate Republican and a devoted supporter of John McCain, this book is truly a book that anyone from any political ideology should read. We get a front-row experience to the tears, the victories, and the stresses of the 2008 campaign. It is a look into the mind of not just the daughter of a presidential candidate, but also a young, idealistic Republican of an up and coming generation. I sincerely give this book my strong recommendation; you will not want to put it down!
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On Thursday, September 16, John Taglieri and the band TAG performed for Franklin Pierce students in Alumni Lounge. There were close to twenty people in attendance. The lounge was pretty full, and overall it was successful, particularly considering the bad weather that evening. First off, they had strong sound and guitar playing. There were two guitarists, one half acoustic and the other half electric; a bassist; and a rhythm person. Taglieri had a really good voice, and all of the sound came together. They definitely had a country/Bon Jovi vibe. They were playing acoustic and they usually do not play acoustic sets. They are used to “rocking out,” explained Taglieri. They also explained they are not a garage band, but rather a “back porch band.” They played a lot of covers, which got the crowd excited. They also played some of their own songs, such
mother use to tell him when he was younger of how the devil comes into society to take away those who have committed sin. The five people in the elevator each have a past of sins, such as envy, wrath, and greed. As Detective Bowden and Ramirez try to communicate with the people who are stuck in the elevator, they witness the apparent assault on one of the female passengers. Then, Detective Bowden and Rameriez witness the apparent “accidental” death of one of the other passengers. At first, the passengers are confused ny the incident. However, each time the lights go out, another passenger faces a similar fate. The passengers slowly start to lose trust in one another, fearing that their lives are in more danger than they had previously assumed, posing the question about what is really going on. Detective Bowden is left puzzled by these incidents, but Ramirez explains
that the devil only takes to human form after a suicide to get who he wants. This leaves Bowden believing this is more than just a simple coincidence, and both the men wonder who among the five passengers is possessed by the devil. It’s a classic who-dun-it film where the five try to figure out who the devil is and who keeps picking these people off. Another reason why I really liked the film was because most of the actors were not extremely well-known. However, all of them portrayed their roles very well. One criticism I have is that the movie wasn’t all that scary. There were some moments that made me jump, but the movie as a whole was more of a thriller. If you are looking for a scary, stay up all night type of movie this is not for you. If you are looking for a really good story and mystery, I definitely suggest that you see “Devil”.
witch. Elphaba and Glinda went to school together, and they ended up being roommates. At first they hated each other; everyone did not like Elphaba. She was green, and her father hated her. The only reason she went to school was to look after her sister, Nessarose, who was in a wheel-chair. Glinda was a spoiled, preppy and popular girl. Glinda gets Nessarose a date for the dance, and Elphaba tells the headmaster that along with herself, Glinda should also be in sorcery training. Glinda and Elphaba have the same love interest, Fiyero, who was played by Richard H. Blake. He played Warner in Legally Blonde: The Musical on Broadway, and when he started singing I recognized his voice. Ultimately, Elphaba wanted to help others. Everyone thought she was wicked but the musical seeks to answer the question, is she really? Along the way we find out who the scarecrow, the tin-man, and the lion really are, and what really happened to Elphaba after Dorothy threw water on her. It is amazing how well the story fit in with “The Wizard of Oz.” I have been to a lot of traveling/offBroadway shows as well as a couple of Broadway shows. The sets of traveling shows are not as good as the ones on Broadway, but this was not the case with “Wicked.” The set was amazing! So too were the special effects! During “Defying Gravity,” Elphaba is flying, and it just looked so amazing! That was the end of act one and it was one of the best performances I have ever seen, but act two only got better. I suggest that if you have the chance to see it, go! You will not be disappointed because the story line is so complex, and it is attention-grabbing. I loved it, and it is now one of my favorite musicals. I cannot wait to see it again!
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Music Mailbox: Selena Gomez & The Scene – “A Year Without Rain”
Jeff Payne Editorials Editor I am really excited for this week’s Music Mailbox because it is somewhat of a sequel to a review I wrote last year. Fall semester of last year Selena Gomez and her band The Scene released their debut album “Kiss & Tell.” I absolutely loved the album and gave it a nine out of ten pop tarts. (You can look up at the “Kiss & Tell” review at piercearrownews.com if you wish.) Two weeks ago, Selena Gomez & The Scene released their sophomore album “A Year Without Rain,” and I am thoroughly excited to update you
all on how Selena and her boys have progressed with their second album. Selena decided to switch it up on this album. While her last album was predominately pop-rock she decided that this time around she was going to go for a dance-pop album, in the vein of her most successful “Kiss & Tell single,” “Naturally.” She also delivers a relatively short album with only 10 songs on it. Even the Deluxe Edition of the album only includes a few remixes but not anymore actual songs. The first song on the album is also the album’s first single and Selena’s most successful single to date, “Round & Round.” If you ever turned on the Disney Channel during the summer, you probably saw this music video playing frequently and heard it played on pop radio. Selena made a spectacular choice in releasing “Round & Round” as it is possibly one of the catchiest songs I have ever heard. This song not only makes you want to dance but also gets stuck in your head and will have you humming and singing the words under your breath for
the rest of the day. While “Naturally” remains my favorite Selena song, I cannot deny that “Round & Round” is the one Selena song that I will play in my head over and over again. The second song on the album which is also the disc’s second single, “A Year Without Rain,” is by far Selena’s most impressive vocal performance to date. It is an interesting fusion of a light pulsating dance beat in the background mixed in with a mid tempo lyric and melody. It makes for a unique experience that only enhances Gomez’s stellar vocal performance. The rest of the album for the most part follows the dance format set by “Round & Round,” but it does occasionally switch it up. While the uptempo tracks, the Katy Perry penned “Rock God” and “Sick of You,” are both definitely songs you can dance to, they actually lean more towards the pop-rock feel from Selena’s first album. Selena even has a couple of ballads thrown in for good measure. There is the eerie yet beautiful “Ghost of You” that shows you don’t have to
belt out notes to have a gorgeous ballad. However, Selena does bring out her power notes on the closing ballad “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow,” which was also the theme song to her summer film “Ramona & Beezus.” It’s a song which is not only gorgeous and shows off her vocals excellently. I have also learned that it is a great sing along song to jam out to with your friends when you feel like singing a really cheesy ballad where you get to sing loud. The true highlights are Selena’s dance numbers on the album. While both “Off the Chain” and “Intuition” have mildly immature lyrics that show she’s still a Disney girl, they have such catchy hooks and irresistible beats that it makes no difference and does not subtract from either song. The number one song on the album, however, is hands down the crazy dance-pop jam “Summer’s Not Hot.” While the timing of the song is a little off as we crossed into autumn on the same day the CD was released, it has a spectacular dance beat, really catchy lyrics, and a stunning vocal
performance. This is the type of song that I wish I had seen on Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” Selena Gomez & The Scene manage to make what I definitely consider to be one of the best albums of 2010. It is a pure pop record that manages to have not one filler song on the whole album. Her vocal performances far outshine her singing on “Kiss & Tell” and she has successfully made an album that can appeal not only to the Disney crowd, but also to people of any age who just want to listen to music that makes them have a good time. I can honestly say that this is my most highly recommended album of 2010 that I’ve reviewed so far and that it scores my second ever 10 out of 10 pop-tarts!
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Cathedral of the Pines hosts Music Festival and Art Show spots were free, but limited. One artist at the festival, Sarah Sparrow, 25, from Leominster, Mass., had many of her paintings on display. “I’ve recently been trying things out in art because my boyfriend is an artist,” said Sparrow. “I’ve been playing with stuff lately.” Her boyfriend took many photos of the musicians at the show. He also had his prints for sale for $5 each. About 200 people attended the event over the course of the day. Gordon said, “A lot of people were hesitant about it, they thought they were playing at a church.” The Cathedral of the Pines is a public place where people from all faiths go and interact with others. It holds public events, like this music festival Photo: provided by: Anthony Marovelli and art show, to honor service to the Franklin Pierce’s own band, The Mountain Road Ramblers, performed at the nation by promoting peace, interfaith International Day of Peace as part of the muisc festival. Alicia Baldino Arrow Staff The International Day of Peace and its Music Festival and Art Show were held at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge on Sunday, September 19. Jonathan Gordon, graduate student M.B.A., organized the event;
he invited local musicians and artists to display their work at the festival. There was a set list for what bands were playing and when. There was one band from Franklin Pierce, The Mountain Road Ramblers. The rest of the musicians were mostly from Massachusetts. The artists were invited to go and display their work - the
Artist in focus: Andrea Borden Amelia Walters A&E Editor
“I try to be a student to aesthetics and then capture it on through my lens...waiting for light to be just right, seeing with a trained eye, and knowing that no one photo makes you a ‘photographer’. It’s not about just opportunities, but really getting intimate with frames of life. I think of myself as an interpreter in some sense. If you speak English and life speaks art, then I have to know both languages to be good at what I do.” Until a couple of years ago Junior Andrea (Andy) Borden wouldn’t have called herself a photographer, but in her first year of college, photography was something that became very personal to her. It was at this time that she started getting really serious about her art. Borden started photography unexpectedly. She was originally interested in video and film making. Her high school video instructor was more of a
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photographer, and Borden explained that he “challenged me to pay attention to single frames instead of continuous streams.” She started studying more about photography and bought equipment to practice. She does not photograph all of the time, but as often as she can. Photography, Borden explained, “Is an art that is not as simple as many people make it out to be. Photography is a cognitive process.” Borden takes photos with different ideas in mind. She captures real life, no artificial or theatrical photos; they’re just real and natural. She never photographs fashion or sports, or anything offensive. “I try to evoke something that is not felt everyday; peace, or appreciation of life, or the appreciation of beauty,” she said. She shoots outdoors most often and has a general appreciation for nature. One of her favorite things to photograph is waterfalls. Through photography, she gets to know the areas where she lives both in New Hampshire and her hometown of Redding, Calif. She loves capturing scenery, even though she does like to photograph people too. “Scenery is probably my favorite, probably because it’s very objective: ‘here I am, do what you will with me.’ People have a tendency of being so acutely aware of themselves that they sabotage photos. A waterfall doesn’t care if it’s 10:30 at night or 5 a.m. it’s there, it’s ready for me,” said Borden. One of her biggest inspirations is photographer Nancy Brown. Borden has read her books and feels that “her photos are so cleanly executed. She taught me (through her books) that photographs don’t have to be a big
understanding, and respect for the environment. The music performances were divided into three sets throughout the day. The first set included Brian Dickens, Alto Jeffro, and Black Steel Peacock. The second set included Onslo, Ditch Mimes, and The Sharpest. The last set was Black Eyes for Charity, Nobody’s Fat, and The Mountain Road Ramblers. There was a jam session between the second and third set, which was when members from different bands played together. Gordon said, “My favorite part was the jam session, a lot of the musicians from different bands interacted with each other and played some really great music.” The Mountain Road Ramblers consists of three students from Franklin Pierce: Anthony Marovelli, Derek
Sensale, and Joe Mizell. Aside from rocking out at gatherings on campus, this was the first public event where they performed together. “The setting was awesome, we’re The Mountain Road Ramblers and with the mountain in the background, it was great,” said Marovelli. The festival got many local people out to experience the talent of musicians and artists from the area. They also got to experience the Cathedral of the Pines and what it is all about. The members of each band got a chance to interact with the other bands, and some discussed future shows they will perform at Franklin Pierce.
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McDougall inspired by a culture “Born to Run” tried to run more than two miles. Doctors told him he would need the most expensive shoes on the market and shots in his feet every month. The top athletic doctors in the field told him people were not made to run. Not satisfied with this answer, McDougall heard rumors of a tribe of people who run hundreds of miles a day and never have been injured. The author and even Nike shoe Photo provided by: Andy Borden designers throw all the myths about running out the window. For examevent to be interesting.” ple, top of the line running shoes will In the past, Borden has shown exnot save you from injury. On the conhibits of her photography, and “shot trary, runners who wear these shoes for causes.” Last winter she shot for are 123 percent more likely to get inCalifornia State University of Long jured than those who wear $40 shoes. Beach (CSULB) for a campaign called A painful truth yes, but the design of “HeadStrong.” It promoted body imPhoto: http://knopfdoubleday.com/ running shoes has actually made feet age-appreciation. prone to injuries. This is just one of Education is something that is also the things McDougall discovers as to very important to Borden, and she Frangelica Odell why the Tarahumara have the ability came to Franklin Pierce to explore new Arrow Staff to run without ever suffering from opportunities. Although she is curThe idea that humans were born shin splints or cuboid syndrome, even rently undeclared, Borden would like to be a self-designed Political Commu- to run is a bit startling, especially though their trail running consists of nication major. She has an extensive considering most people grumble or leaping over jagged rocks and trying background in communication as well downright refuse to do any shape or not to fall off the side of a cliff. The band of runners that McDouas public speaking, and said that she is form of running. However, in Chris“pretty good at stringing thoughts to- topher McDougall’s book “Born to gall teams up with and the stories gether in a persuasive way that makes Run,” he shares about a hidden Mexi- they tell are entertaining and captisense.” She also loves law and hopes to can Indian tribe, the Tarahumara, vating. The book is both funny and whose whole culture revolves around insightful, giving readers a new outone day end up on Capitol Hill. In comparing New Hampshire to running. In the story, McDougall un- look on running and life as we know her home in California, Borden said ravels the world of running through it. Runners and non-runners alike that there are a number of unique the eyes of a small Mexican Indian will not be able to put this one down, differences, including the approach tribe who do not own Nike shoes, the as it reads like a novel but the scary to politics. “New England tradition- latest sports wear, nor are endorsed and crazy thing about it is that it is all ally has been much more liberal than by any company. In fact, they run in true. “Born to Run” is a national best other parts of the country, which is just sandals over Mexico’s Copper seller for a reason and McDougall’s directly opposite from my hometown,” Canyons and do not stop for days at a adventure is one that everyone will be she said. “Also, I feel as if the option time. Why? Because to them running entranced by. of communities is expanded here tons. is an art and just plain fun. McDougall, a runner himself, The focus on artists and non-conglomerated consumer outlets is also much could not understand why he was always getting injured whenever he more important here.”