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Celebrating 70 Years as the Free Word on Campus

Meet your spring 2017 vice president for academic affairs candidates

Raul Cepin

Hunter Feasel

Rebecca Ho

Bella Rubinton

Levon Volpe

Michael Wuest

Jonathan Tobin

Students campaign for recently vacant Student Association E-Board position, election to be held Monday Alexandra Mackof News Editor

Student Association (SA) vice president for academic affairs (VPAA) elections will be held on Monday. Read up on each candidate’s platform before casting a vote. — Raul Cepin, a senior majoring in Latin American and Caribbean Area studies. Cepin is vice president of the Juvenile Urban Multicultural Program (JUMP Nation), and said he is devoted to ensuring that all students have access to quality education. A McNair Scholar and selfproclaimed debate geek, Cepin said he is active on campus and involved in research. Cepin’s platform included many projects and advocacy proposals, including a commitment to expanding research opportunities, improving academic advising and University Counseling Center resources and expanding the Student Advocates Program. Cepin also said he would like to encourage SA-chartered organizations to prioritize co-curricular planning, and also increase the number of internship, TA, independent study and health and wellness credits that students can put toward their Harpur degree

requirements. Cepin said that if elected, he would work as an advocate for the student body. — Hunter Feasel, a junior majoring in biology. Feasel is currently president of Seneca Hall in College-in-the-Woods and has experience in hall government. He is a transfer student from Tompkins Cortland Community College, which he said gives him a unique perspective on the position of VPAA. Feasel said his goal for the VPAA office is to create a safe environment and allow every student to feel as if they are supported in the Binghamton University community. He said that he wants to speak to a variety of students to better gauge what is important to them. Additionally, Feasel said that the students facing Code of Student Conduct violations should have adequate representation and be supported through the process. Although he does not plan to push legislation all the time, he added that he will facilitate communication among students. — Rebecca Ho, a junior majoring in business administration. Ho has worked as a SA Financial Council

Program aims to increase student knowledge of China 100,000 Strong Foundation, a White House initiative, encourages cultural exchange the organization consists of 40 chapters at different universities and high schools nationally. Its website, projectpengyou.org, In 2011 President Barack Obama provides a platform through which people started the 100,000 Strong Foundation — can sign up for the program, network, find an initiative to get 100,000 students from resources for jobs and share stories about the United States to study abroad in China studying abroad in China or the United — and this year the movement came to States. Binghamton University’s campus. Because the club started at BU in Annie Newberry, a senior double- October, it was too late to receive Student majoring in environmental studies Association chartering, something the and Asian and Asian American studies, club hopes to achieve early next semester. brought the program to BU as a part This hindered its ability to be advertised of Project Pengyou, which aims to on campus through B-Line and tabling, increase interactions between Chinese but club members have spread the word and American students and build bridges through social media. between the United States and China. SEE CHINA PAGE 2 Pengyou means “friend” in Chinese, and Stacey Schimmel Pipe Dream News

representative and a Road Map intern. She works in the VPAA office and has been working on the SA mentorship program. Ho said the main component of her platform is to further expand the SA mentorship program. According to her, the program is prioritizing three major groups — freshman students who had difficult first years, transfer students and international students — to see which would benefit the most from mentorship opportunities. If elected, she also said she would focus on transparency in University policy, and make sure that students were aware of rules on campus. According to her, many students think policies exist that in fact do not, such as an assumption that if a professor is more than 15 minutes late, class is dismissed. Ho added that it is a turning point in SA history, and that the e-board must further its efforts to represent students of color on campus. She said the SA office must be more accepting, and that she would work to find common ground among students at BU. — Bella Rubinton, a junior doublemajoring in Judaic studies and music. Rubinton is the SA representative for Hinman College. She is also a member of

various clubs on campus, including being the director of iNext, and worked on Conrad Taylor’s campaign for city council. If elected, Rubinton said she plans to reform the advising system in Harpur College. According to her, the current adviser to student ratio is 800-to-1. To supplement this, she said she wants to create a program where each adviser trains student advisers who can help with mentorship. According to her, this will allow students to stick to one adviser instead of having to jump around. When the adviser is not available, a student can meet with one of the adviser’s student mentors. In addition, Rubinton said she will consult with students from other BU schools to better represent students outside of Harpur College and continue working on a course replacement initiative that will allow students to retake classes in which they have received below a C grade. — Levon Volpe, a senior majoring in integrative neuroscience. Volpe said if elected, he hopes to be able to bridge gaps in the campus community. According to him, communication must increase between all student groups and organizations on campus. Volpe also said he wants to integrate various academic

departments so that they can collaborate, and also increase course offerings in entrepreneurship for Harpur College students. Volpe also said he wants to extend the add-drop deadline in the semester, and give students more time to decide whether they want to stay registered for a course. Additionally, he said that there need to be more advising resources available on campus, and that there must be increased transparency between the SA and the student body. — Michael Wuest, a sophomore double-majoring in history and philosophy, politics and law. Wuest is a member of SA Congress and a member of the Student Life and Academics committee, which works closely with the VPAA office. Wuest said that since he was a spring admitted student, he understands the difficulty of transferring to a new place in the middle of the year. If elected, Wuest said he would work to expand the SA mentors program and SA advocates program. Additionally, he said he wants to expand the amount of computer science courses available to Harpur College

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Photos portray modernization of Turkey

Ph.D. candidate explores the role images played in country's transition Sarah Rahman Contributing Writer

Cagatay Dogan, Binghamton University Ph.D. candidate in his 11th year and graduate of the Middle East Technical University at Ankara, Turkey spoke on Wednesday about photography’s role in the transition of Turkey’s image to a modern urbanized country. The talk was a part of the dean’s speaker series on visual culture, VizCult, and took place in the Fine Arts Building. Dogan delivered the speech, titled “Re-imagining Istanbul in 1950s Turkey: Cityscapes and Urban Memory.” Dogan graduated from METU where he received a master’s degree in architecture. Since coming to BU, Dogan has received several fellowships, including his dissertation fellowship from the department of art history, and

has also taught courses both at BU and Syracuse University. His talk focused on the work of Othmar Pferschy, who was the state photographer of Turkey in the 1930s, and how his photos impacted Turkey’s image — both in terms of place and identity. Pferschy didn’t receive much attention until the photo curator of the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art received a box — an archive of his work — from his daughter, Astrid von Schell, and organized an exhibition in 2006. The original photos were featured in many state-sponsored publications such as “Turquie Kemalist,” a publication that aimed to promote a modern image of the new Republican Turkey after the capital city moved from Istanbul to Ankara. “His works were used to create an image, a stable identity for the new and

old capitals — Ankara and Istanbul,” Dogan said. “A difference was created to cut off the ties between the state modernity of Ankara and the remote Ottoman past, represented by Istanbul. This amnesia, however, did not last during the 1950s. The result was never a full recovery, but the perpetual state of loss and melancholy that eventually became a part of the city’s identity.” While photographing Istanbul, Pferschy took pictures of the landscape and used distance as an important factor to bring about its beauty. “The city was perceived as an aesthetic object interacting with the natural beauty of the landscape that could only be appreciated from a distance,” Dogan said. “Dissociation of the travelers from the city life corresponded to the aesthetic distance

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Alumna discusses election results, reasons for errors in polling

Diane Feldman, '79, is the founder of the Washington, D.C. based The Feldman Group, a prominent polling organization Brendan Zarkower Assistant News Editor

The Binghamton University Forum is an organization established to promote relationships between the University and surrounding community and business interests. The Forum is operated by the Binghamton University Foundation and is a membership organization, with members paying $625 for an annual individual membership. BU President Harvey Stenger introduced speaker Diane Feldman, ‘79, founder of the prominent Washington, D.C. polling organization The Feldman Group, Inc. and provided context for the event. The Forum invited Feldman to speak several months ago about the election, before it was known how divisive and contentious the 2016 contest would be.

During his opening remarks, Stenger addressed the concerns he has heard from members of the BU community who are concerned about the results of the election. “It is interesting, when I meet with our new graduate students, many of them are from foreign countries,” Stenger said. “And they don’t look like me, they look different. But they’re ours, they’re our Bearcats. They’re kind of our children right now. They are going to be the people who help find the technology, find the economy of the future.” He said that he thinks the University community will rally around international students, especially those who feel they face an uncertain future in the United States. “And I know that some of them might feel a little scared right now, but I know that our community is going

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to embrace them wholeheartedly and warmly over their stay while they are graduate students, so they can continue to stay involved in the community,” Stenger said. Feldman took the stage to present an overview to the local boosters about the demographic results of the election and why pollsters got the results wrong. A point of emphasis for Feldman was the magnitude of the urban-rural divide in the electorate. Republicans won in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, neither of which the party had carried since 1984. Much of this had to do with who turned out to vote, according to Feldman. “We used the 2012 election as a model for what the electorate might look like in 2016, but turnout in urban areas was down compared to 2012,” Feldman said.

Also of note was the importance of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory among white women. While women as a whole supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, white women — particularly older white women — generally supported Trump. The Feldman Group, along with the majority of national election pollsters, did not predict a Trump victory. Like well-regarded national pollsters at The New York Times and Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, Feldman predicted a safe Clinton victory in the presidential race. While Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2 million votes, she lost the Electoral College, and therefore the election, to Trump. She attributes the failure of pollsters to several factors. Among the most important of these are inaccurate prediction models and an

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odd relationship between Trump and Clinton’s approval ratings. At various points in the election, Trump made controversial statements, and other revelations occurred that damaged his polling numbers, according to Feldman. But when Trump’s numbers dipped, Clinton’s almost always failed to rise in exchange. This, based on Feldman’s analysis, should have predicted a fundamental weakness in Clinton’s candidacy. However, most pollsters did not pick up on this trend. States like Wisconsin, which is currently undergoing a recount, had almost no pre-election polling that predicted a Trump victory, even though he likely carried the state. “I don’t know of a single poll in Wisconsin that showed Trump ahead,”

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Campus organization One World hosted an inclusive fashion show on Tuesday,

The cinema department’s Student Experimental Film Festival is set for this weekend,

The Pipe Dream Editorial Board endorses a candidate for the vice president for academic affairs race,

Men’s basketball defeats Mansfield, 91-71,

Track and field to kick off indoor season,

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Candidates Project bridges China, US gap for VPAA pitch their platforms CHINA FROM PAGE 1

VPPA FROM PAGE 1 students, and bridge the gap between academic departments to simplify the double-major and dual-degree process for students. — Write-in candidate: Jonathan Tobin, a senior double-majoring in history and philosophy, politics and law. Due to a miscommunication with his initial ballot approval, Tobin is not on the official ballot for VPAA. He is pending approval by the SA Judicial Board to be added to the ballot formally before the election on Monday, but currently stands as a write-in candidate for the position. Tobin said that because of the ambiguity with his candidacy, he has not yet mapped out a platform. According to him, the VPAA mainly plays a role as a diplomat in the relationship between the student body and the administration. He said he is qualified for the position based on his experience as social vice president of O’Connor Hall of Dickinson Community, a member of Student Congress and a member of Off Campus College Council.

Justin Mei, the club vice president and a senior majoring in integrative neuroscience, said he joined because when he entered college he learned how important foreign cultures are for those living in the United States. “Having an understanding of how other peoples’ lives are different is not only crucial for learning empathy, but a basic knowledge is important for almost any career, especially when it involves U.S.-China relations,” Mei said. Chopstick races, temporary Chinese tattoos, photo booths and the giving out of Chinese names were among some activities featured during an event the club hosted in celebration of National Pengyou Day, held on Nov. 17 in the Old University Union. These events are to encourage students to study abroad in China, but more so to become acquainted with Chinese culture and meet students from China. Newberry said that since China is the world’s second largest economy, there’s potential for a conflict to arise with the United States so being aware of the existing relations is important. Mark Reisinger, the chair of the China International Education Advisory Council, and associate

professor and undergraduate director of geography, said China will probably surpass the United States as the world’s leading economy soon, so students should want to have a better knowledge of Chinese culture and the way China views the world. “It’s a really fascinating place with a long history, down to the language and food,” Reisinger said. “We have so many students from China coming here to go to school, so hopefully more American students will become exposed to Chinese culture and people will want to explore China.” The club currently has 11 members made up of Caucasian, Asian and international students, and anyone is welcome to join. According to Newberry, they are striving for inclusivity and diversity and are looking to recruit younger members. She said the club is looking to focus on programs that Asian organizations don’t already offer, such as careerbuilding panels with alumni and collaborations with the Office of International Programs. “A lot of the time there’s a huge divide between international students and American students,” Newberry said. “We just want to celebrate Chinese culture and that doesn’t have to be exclusive to people of Asian or Chinese heritage.” According to Kerry Stamp,

associate director for study abroad at the Office of International Education and Global Initiatives, China is the University’s fifth most popular study abroad destination. In the 2014-15 academic year, 4 percent of BU students who studied abroad participated in a program in China. Hanyang Zang, a junior majoring in accounting, said he joined Project Pengyou to help international students build friendships with native speakers. “I think this program will be a huge movement because the population of Chinese exchange students in BU is increasing, which will prompt diversity and also build closer relationships between the two countries,” Zang said.

We just want to celebrate Chinese culture — Annie Newberry BU Senior

Photography examines modernization of Turkey TURKEY FROM PAGE 1 in the panoramic views of the city.” While displaying Pferschy’s image of the Young Women’s Institute in Ankara, Dogan explained how the nature of the picture — as being devoid of people — became characteristic of the photographs taken during that time.

“In urban scale, photographing urban landscape as deserted space, places of emptiness and silence was started as technical necessity due to long exposure times, later acquired symbolic meanings in accounts of the modern metropolis,” Dogan said. “Ankara’s image of a modern city excluded the residential areas of the old city quarters and semirural peripheral views.”

Lauren Cesiro, a firstyear graduate student studying photography, said she appreciated how the talk expanded her knowledge on the history of the subject. “It’s always really great to hear about any kind of photography that’s happening, and expanding our idea of history as a photographer,” Cesiro said. Mariah Postlewait, a second-

year graduate student studying photography, said that the talk made her wonder about the history of the United States during the same time period. “I didn’t know a ton about photography in Turkey, so it’s really great,” Postlewait said. “It’s really interesting and I like looking at that and thinking about the [events] going on in the United States in the 1930s.”

Sean Lastig/Pipe Dream Photographer Diane Feldman, founder of the Washington, D.C. polling organization The Feldman Group, speaks in Downtown Binghamton. Feldman aimed to give an overview to local boosters about demographic results of the election.

Pollster looks at errors in national election results ELECTION FROM PAGE 1 Feldman said. Speaking about general problems with the polling system, she said that polling needs to adapt to a change in attitudes among the electorate toward surveys. “Nobody considers it an honor to be polled anymore,” Feldman said. She also said the market for polls is too saturated for any one poll to really get a

representative sample. “The part that pollsters don’t want to deal with or talk about is that clusters are getting too big,” Feldman said. “These people are just over polled — we are polling way too much.” Offering a closing perspective on the next four years, Feldman said we are likely to see a lot more of the same. “Those tired of political strife may not enjoy the next four years,” Feldman said.

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Pipe Line UNIVERSITY NEWS Last day of classes to follow Monday class schedule Thursday is the last day of classes for the fall semester. On this date, classes regularly scheduled to meet on Mondays will meet at their regular Monday time and location. Students are encouraged to check with individual professors to see if they will have class on this day. Campus to offer extended hours in study spaces for finals week To make studying for finals easier, many locations across campus and in Downtown Binghamton have extended their hours through Dec. 16, with some locations open 24 hours. The Old University Union will be open at 10 a.m. starting Saturday, Dec. 10, and will remain open 24 hours a day until 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Additional details about expanded hours are available on the Binghamton University website under the #StudyBing page. LOCAL NEWS Binghamton Police arrest man accused of burglarizing West Side residences and vehicles

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The Binghamton Police Department arrested Jedediah Hotchkiss, 22, after two separate incidents were reported on Wednesday, according to the Binghamton Homepage. Police say Hotchkiss is suspected of entering an Oak Street residence, stealing property and then stealing the owner’s vehicle. The vehicle has since been recovered and returned to the owner.

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STATE NEWS Suspects in state, SUNY corruption scandal plead not guilty Eight men accused of being involved in two separate schemes involving several individuals close to Gov. Andrew Cuomo pleaded not guilty in federal court on Thursday, according to the Wall Street Journal. During their arraignment hearing on Thursday, prosecutors said they had “2 million pages of documents” to support the allegations against the group. One suspect, Alain Kaloyeros, the former president of SUNY Polytechnic Institute, will be replaced by Baghat Sammakia, vice president of research at Binghamton University, in the interim.

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Police Watch Stake Out TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 11:15 p.m. — Officers spoke to two maintenance personnel in reference to removing an individual from Old Johnson Hall in Old Dickinson Community, said Investigator Patrick Reilly of Binghamton’s New York State University Police. The suspect, a graduate student who was identified by his student ID card, refused to leave the premises when requested by the maintenance staff. Officers approached the individual and instructed him to exit because the building was closing. The suspect stated that he had been working in an assigned area that was open for late-night use. He cooperated by packing up his belongings and leaving the building. Damage Control WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 9:09 a.m. — UPD was contacted in response to a hit-and-run that took place outside the Old University Union, Reilly said. The victim, an 82-year-old female, walked back to her vehicle when she noticed considerable damage done to her car. She reported that someone had put creases on the front door and dented above and below another door. The responders observed a number of vehicles and large trucks that passed by during that time frame but were unable to identify any suspects. A motor vehicle accident report was generated by UPD and approximately $1,000 worth of damage was done on the victim’s vehicle. Officers are still investigating the case.

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Bidding War WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2:19 p.m. — Officers assisted another agency regarding the hack of an eBay account, Reilly said. It appeared that a professor had his personal account taken over on the bidding website. Multiple purchases were made on the site through the professor’s linked PayPal account that was also connected to several credit cards. The hacker bought several items that amounted to an estimated $500. After filing a report through its own department, UPD instructed the victim to contact Binghamton City Police because he lived in that particular jurisdiction. Binghamton Burglar THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 8:59 a.m. — Officers received a report of burglary from a Sodexo Starbucks employee in the first floor of the Hinman Dining Hall, Reilly said. An inspection of the area revealed that one of the storage closet doors had been pried open in addition to visible damage. The employee claimed that after assessing the inventory, it may have been possible that coffee mugs, as well as other items, were missing. The burglary had to have happened between closing and 6 a.m., according to UPD. There are currently no suspects and officers intend to speak with employees who were working that night to find out more information. The total amount of items missing was worth approximately $40. The case is still under investigation.

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'Nutcracker' gets jazzed Theatre department updates classic holiday show Katy Wong Contributing Writer If the looming finals week is draining your holiday spirit this season, take a break from the textbooks and head down to Watters Theater in the Anderson Center this weekend to experience “Jazz Nutcracker” — a quirky and refreshing twist on the traditional “Nutcracker” ballet. This production of “Jazz Nutcracker” is directed and choreographed by JoEllen Kuhlman, a lecturer for the theatre department. It follows the story line of the holiday classic, though with a lot more hip-swinging, vibrant, glittery costumes and upbeat jazz tunes that will keep your feet tapping all night long. The story takes place in the 1950s and outlines the wild imagination of a young girl, Clara — played by Danielle Nigro, a senior majoring in theatre — who falls asleep in her parlor and lets her mind run loose. While Clara is enjoying herself at her family’s bustling holiday party, her magician uncle, Drosselmeyer — played by assistant professor of theatre Tommy Iafrate — suddenly appears and turns the gifts to life with the magic tap of his wand. Soon, the entire parlor is filled with dancing life-sized dolls, ranging from a high-kicking cowgirl to an elegant wind-up ballerina, leaving the children in pure awe. Her uncle then gifts Clara a special nutcracker, which Clara clearly takes a liking to and dreams of wild adventures with. Clara’s whimsical fantasy immerses the audience in an intense battle between the wicked nest of mice and the Nutcracker with his army of sturdy wooden

soldiers, while incorporating contemporary dance and traditional jazz numbers. When the Nutcracker ultimately becomes wounded, Clara’s imagination takes a sweet turn as Drosselmeyer sends them both into the mystical Land of Sweets, filled with dancing cupcakes, Arabian coffee and Chinese tea. The most captivating scene of the production was in the Land of Sweets, which included clever props and creative costumes displaying each dancer’s type of treat. The entire stage was filled with dancing colors and glittery dresses that sparkled against the production lights. The dancers weren’t simply dressed as cupcakes and candy bars, but outfitted in pink frilly dresses with white layers to symbolize frosting and vibrant dresses colored in pink, red and blue for peppermints. “Jazz Nutcracker” isn’t the typical “Nutcracker” ballet that you’d expect, but its unique adaptation is what makes the production so much more enticing to an audience. According to Kuhlman, choosing jazz rather than ballet for her production not only sets it apart from the original show, but also allows for performers with more diverse dance backgrounds. “It offers a lot of freedom because jazz is so broad,” Kuhlman said. “It also opens the door for a lot of different dancers to have the opportunity to be in ‘Nutcracker,’ and for those who aren’t strictly ballet dancers.” The show’s inclusion of vintage, swing-era clothing and eyecatching, colorful set design also makes “Jazz Nutcracker” enjoyable to watch. Kuhlman explained that

the production crew strategically selected each costume design and prop to perfectly fit in with the jazz theme, but also to dazzle the crowd as the show delves deeper into Clara’s imagination. Although the cast began working on the show in midSeptember, Kuhlman held a workshop class at Binghamton University last spring to test out her ideas for “The Nutcracker” adaptation. “That was amazing to have the

time to be able to try things and to see what worked and didn’t work.” Kuhlman said. “Over the summer, I reworked things and was able to cast the second week of school.” The Anderson Center Box Office will be selling tickets for “Jazz Nutcracker” for $18 general admission, $16 for alumni, faculty or staff and $10 for students. The show will run on Friday at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Watters Theater.

After a long and stressful semester, Santacon is once again upon us. Fraternity houses open early and people swap Glenn G. Bartle Library for the bars. Because this is a full-day event, it’s easy to get caught up and get sick. Here are some tips to ensure you stay safe and healthy. 1. Stay hydrated — Hydration is important whenever you drink, and we mean water, not more liquor. The goal is to be out all day, not in bed before 11 a.m., so pace the shots. You know your tolerance better than anyone else, so make sure to not push it, and even if your friends are still going, stop when you know you’ve had enough.

“All I Want for Christmas is You,” Mariah Carey This song plays every single year in every single store, restaurant and public setting, and it practically haunts us. It’s just so hard to not sing along because it never gets old. We all become Mariah Carey when we belt it out and we don’t care who’s listening. We don’t need a lot for Christmas — Carey’s voice will do.

“Candlelight,” The Maccabeats There aren’t that many Hanukkah songs to jam out to, but this one definitely does the trick. The only thing more lit than a menorah is this clever play on Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite,” by an a cappella group from Yeshiva University. “Text Me Merry Christmas,” Straight No Chaser Feat. Kristen Bell The modern lyrics say it all in this unconventional jam. “Text me Merry Christmas / Make my holiday complete / Though you’re far from me, say you’ll BRB / That’s a text I’ll never delete.” Oh, modern romance.

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Follow these tips to help your liver outlast Santacon 2. Eat breakfast — Even if you typically skip it, eating breakfast is essential to having a successful Santacon. Without food in your stomach, you’re likely to get way drunker faster. After eating in the morning, bring a snack with you to eat during the day. Carrying something to nibble on, like crackers or nuts, will make future you and your friends very happy. 3. Make a game plan — If you and your friends have different destinations in mind — friends’ houses or fraternity houses — prioritize certain ones and make a plan for the day. It can be good to do this over breakfast or even the night before. 4. Stay — Make sure your phone is charged and that everyone in your group has each other’s numbers. Don’t head to the

The holiday season is upon us, and whether it’s for a Santacon pregame, decorating your apartment or even just your ride to school, an appropriate holiday playlist is always necessary to get in the spirit. To fill your ears with cheer, we’ve put together a list of songs that is sure to bring merriment to every situation.

“Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” *NSYNC ‘Tis the season to fangirl over old boy bands. This song brings back a ’90s pop feel and gets us up and dancing. Four boys is better than one, am I right?

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next location without your friends, but just in case you get split up, plan a place to meet where you can find each other. Take care of your friends if they need it, and care for them the way you would want someone to care for you. 5. Nap, but not too much — If you plan on going out again at night and think you went too hard in the morning, take a nap. If you’re not napping in your home, be sure you’re in the home or apartment of someone you trust. Also, be sure to set an alarm so you don’t nap for too long. Over-napping can lead to grogginess and drowsiness, and you don’t want to feel exhausted when it’s time for round two. 6. Know the buses — Make sure you have access to the bus schedule — you may need it. Plan to be at the campus bus stop early

to avoid lines, and remember that it could get crowded. You’ll have multiple Off Campus College Transport bus options to take you to and from campus, including the West Side, Leroy South Side, the DCR and downtown express. Be sure you know where the closest bus stops are to your planned locations. 7. Be courteous — Remember that not everyone in the city of Binghamton will be celebrating, so be understanding, courteous and respectful of the people who live here all year round. Don’t litter. 8. Listen to your body — If you get cold, go inside. If you get tired, take a nap. If you are thirsty or feel sick, drink water. Day-drinking is a marathon, not a sprint, so be sure to make it to the finish line.

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé cover One of the greatest revivals of a popular Christmas song. The elegance of Idina Menzel’s voice mixed with the suavity of Michael Bublé’s brings out all of the feels. It almost makes us forget how unbelievably creepy the lyrics are. “Mistletoe,” Justin Bieber More feels. After all, it is cuffing season. This charming Christmas song makes us want to chill by the fire while we eat fondue. Well, wrong song but we think it still applies. Grab your significant other, get under some mistletoe and share the holiday cheer with someone special. “Santa Tell Me,” Ariana Grande Fun and peppy, Ariana Grande brings her own spin on Christmas with this one. It’s a pop song about love with holiday spirit, where she’s asking for Santa Claus not to make her fall for someone who won’t be there next Christmas. Seems fair to us.

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Craft the perfect holiday card with your friends Round up your tacky sweaters, tinsel and lights to make this season's greetings Kara Brown Assistant Arts & Culture Editor December is here, and while our hearts are filled with cheer, our wallets are unfortunately sad and empty. We may want to buy our loved ones personalized gifts, but for some of us this requires money that we don’t have. To give your friends and family a thoughtful present without breaking the bank, create a holiday card with your roommates. Not only is a card a cute and easy way to show everyone back home that you care, but it’s also a fun activity to ward off endof-semester stress. To guide you through the process, follow these tips. Figure out your vision The vibe of your card has a lot to do with how you feel about the holidays. Whether you’re the type of person who plays holiday music starting in November, or the type of person who refuses to put up decorations until halfway through December, will definitely show in the final product. You might like an overthe-top design, or something more casual. Also, figure out who this card is going to. Just friends, just family or both. Once you know your audience, it’ll help you decide the kind of photos you want to take. While a photo of your sorority sisters donning letters and Santa Claus hats is family-friendly, wearing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ears with a ball gag as opposed to a red nose is not exactly what your aunt wants to display on her mantle. Depending on your vision, you might want to make two cards — one for friends and one for family. Pick your card design If you’re going to do a holiday card, you need to do it right. If you

Photo Illustration by Kevin Sussy/Photography Editor Students pose for a holiday card in the Marketplace. When photographing your own holiday card, be sure to have fun and capture emotion.

don’t have a graphic design-savvy friend, you’ll want to leave the design of your card to the professionals. Thankfully, CVS allows you to make cards with prices beginning at 75 cents a card and sold in packs of 20. CVS has an online service that allows you to pick a border or design, upload your photo and add text. Once ordered, you can pick

them up in the store or have them mailed to you. From Christmasthemed designs to general holiday cards, you’re sure to find something that suits your fancy. In addition to having different backgrounds, they also offer a variety of layouts. While some layouts allow for one photo, others allow for more. Plan your outfits and backdrop

Your home friends might not know your college friends, and their knowledge of them is probably based solely on stories. A picture with personality is the best way to let everyone know all about you and your squad. If one of your friends is fun, goofy and treasures comfort above all, have them wear an elf-themed onesie. However, if

another friend’s aesthetic is more State Street casual, let them strut their stuff in the “Jingle Bell Rock” look from “Mean Girls.” You may even want to consider an outfit change or two if your layout allows for multiple photos. But no matter how great your costumes are, every photo needs a good backdrop. Plan to take a your photo in a well-lit and

decorated area. A string of lights and festive garland will help tie your photo together. Remember to have fun, and above all, make sure to capture the love you share with your friends. A fun and silly photo that shows how close you all are is better than a stuffy and emotionless photo.

A runway for everyone One World hosts all-inclusive fashion show Patty Nieberg Contributing Writer Appreciating all shapes, sizes, colors and abilities was the theme of an on-campus fashion show this past Tuesday. The “One Special World Fashion and Multicultural Show,” organized and hosted by the club, One World, took place in the Mandela Room of Old University Union with an attendance of over 220 people. The event raised over $1,500, which went toward building a group home. One World is also a federally recognized organization, known as “One Special World.” Danielle Preiser, who founded the organization and is a senior majoring in psychology, explained that this name change was made to be more inclusive of everyone’s needs, and that the on-campus club has plans to change its name next semester. Prieser opened the show by reminding the audience that everyone has different qualities. “We all have needs that are special and unique to ourselves,” Preiser said. “We do not know the individual special needs every one of us needs.” With this event, One World brought together students, campus organizations and special needs community members to walk the runway, spread awareness and inspire a new mindset. In her opening speech, Preiser asked the audience to raise their hands if they knew someone with special needs: a friend, family member or even themselves. Preiser later shared that whether it be autism, anxiety or needing 10 hours of sleep each night, everyone has special needs — an idea she continues to promote through her organization. “The first time I heard [Danielle’s] speech about [how] ‘everyone has special needs,’ it really connected with me,” said

Sarah Hall, the fundraising chair of One World and a junior majoring in environmental studies. The fashion show focused on appreciating the beauty of every individual and changing the stigma associated with having special needs. Preiser explained her personal connection with the organization, sharing that her brother has Fragile X syndrome, which is similar to autism. After reading about the atrocities committed in group homes, Preiser began One World while she was in high school. She was terrified at the thought of her brother going into just any group home, so she decided to build him one. Although her school allowed her to create the club, they denied her funding. Preiser introduced her brother through a Skype call as he hosted his own show, which he calls “Johnny Time Live.” During the call, he welcomed the crowd and expressed his gratitude and appreciation for everyone coming to the show as well as those involved in planning. “He just has those fairytale, pristine lenses and if I could just share that for two seconds or for however many minutes on a screen and allow people to laugh and be carefree,” Preiser said. “[It] has allowed me to feel so beautiful, how could I not share this with everyone? He’s the impetus behind my fire.” A group of Special Olympians were also at the event, and they strutted down the runway with their own dance moves and poses. Later in the show, they performed the lyrics to a song about friendship using only American Sign Language, while the song played in the background. “It was very emotional, especially seeing our son up there,” said Vernon Priest of Endicott, whose son participated with the Special Olympics group. “He has high anxiety, so I loved seeing him up there. That’s something he

doesn’t usually do. It brought tears to my eyes.” The multicultural portion of the night included Binghamton students modeling fashions from around the globe, from countries such as Guyana, Nigeria, Pakistan, Spain, India, the Philippines, China and Honduras. There were also dance performances from Binghamton Bhangra and Uyai Nnua African Dance Ensemble. One of the models who participated in the show, Celine Dorsainvil, a junior majoring in political science and English, commended Preiser for her work with the organization. “[One World’s] mission and dream is just something that I’ve never seen or heard of before,” said Dorsainvil. “Because of the foundation of it — [Preiser] was fatally ill while pursuing it and the fact that she was able to push through it and see this bigger picture makes it a thousand times more special.” This was One World’s first fashion event, but they have previously hosted three fundraising walks. Next semester they are planning to host a gala. “I think at this time especially, the world really needs healing,” Preiser said. “It’s more than just an organization or a club — it’s really a movement.”

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SHREK Once upon a time there was a lovely princess. But she had an enchantment upon her of a fearful sort which could only be broken by love's first kiss. She was locked away in a castle guarded by a terrible fire-breathing dragon. Many brave knights had attempted to free her from this dreadful prison, but non prevailed. She waited in the dragon's keep in the highest room of the tallest tower for her true love and true love's first kiss. (laughs) Like that's ever gonna happen. What a load of - (toilet flush) Allstar - by Smashmouth begins to play. Shrek goes about his day. While in a nearby town, the villagers get together to go after the ogre. NIGHT - NEAR SHREK'S HOME MAN1 Think it's in there? MAN2 All right. Let's get it! MAN1 Whoa. Hold on. Do you know what that thing can do to you? MAN3 Yeah, it'll grind your bones for it's bread. Shrek sneaks up behind them and laughs. SHREK Yes, well, actually, that would be a giant. Now, ogres, oh they're much worse. They'll make a suit from your freshly peeled skin. MEN No! SHREK They'll shave your liver. Squeeze the jelly from your eyes! Actually, it's quite good on toast. MAN1 Back! Back, beast! Back! I warn ya! (waves the torch at Shrek.) Shrek calmly licks his fingers and extinguishes the torch. The men shrink back away from him. Shrek roars very loudly and long and his breath extinguishes all the remaining torches until the men are in the dark. SHREK This is the part where you run away. (The men scramble to get away. He laughs.) And stay out! (looks down and picks up a piece of paper. Reads.) "Wanted. Fairy tale creatures."(He sighs and throws the paper over his shoulder.) THE NEXT DAY There is a line of fairy tale creatures. The head of the guard sits at a table paying people for bringing the fairy tale creatures to him. There are cages all around. Some of the people in line are Peter Pan, who is carrying Tinkerbell in a cage, Gipetto who's carrying Pinocchio, and a farmer who is carrying the three little pigs. GUARD All right. This one's full. Take it away! Move it along. Come on! Get up! HEAD GUARD Next! GUARD (taking the witch's broom) Give me that! Your flying days are over. (breaks the broom in half) HEAD GUARD That's 20 pieces of silver for the witch. Next! GUARD Get up! Come on! HEAD GUARD Twenty pieces. LITTLE BEAR (crying) This cage is too small. DONKEY Please, don't turn me in. I'll never be stubborn again. I can change. Please! Give me another chance! OLD WOMAN Oh, shut up. (jerks his rope) DONKEY Oh! HEAD GUARD Next! What have you got? GIPETTO This little wooden puppet. PINOCCHIO I'm not a puppet. I'm a real boy. (his nose grows) HEAD GUARD Five shillings for the possessed toy. Take it away. PINOCCHIO Father, please! Don't let them do this! Help me! Gipetto takes the money and walks off. The old woman steps up to the table. HEAD GUARD Next! What have you got? OLD WOMAN Well, I've got a talking donkey. HEAD GUARD Right. Well, that's good for ten shillings, if you can prove it. OLD WOMAN Oh, go ahead, little fella. Donkey just looks up at her. HEAD GUARD Well? OLD WOMAN Oh, oh, he's just...he's just a little nervous. He's really quite a chatterbox. Talk, you boneheaded dolt... HEAD GUARD That's it. I've heard enough. Guards! OLD WOMAN No, no, he talks! He does. (pretends to be Donkey) I can talk. I love to talk. I'm the talkingest damn thing you ever saw. HEAD GUARD Get her out of my sight. OLD WOMAN No, no! I swear! Oh! He can talk! The guards grab the old woman and she struggles with them. One of her legs flies out and kicks Tinkerbell out of Peter Pan's hands, and her cage drops on Donkey's head. He gets sprinkled with fairy dust and he's able to fly. DONKEY Hey! I can fly! PETER PAN He can fly! 3 LITTLE PIGS He can fly! HEAD GUARD He can talk! DONKEY Ha, ha! That's right, fool! Now I'm a flying, talking donkey. You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly but I bet you ain't never seen a donkey fly. Ha, ha! (the pixie dust begins to wear off) Uh-oh. (he begins to sink to the ground.) He hits the ground with a thud. HEAD GUARD Seize him! (Donkey takes of running.) After him! GUARDS He's getting away! Get him! This way! Turn! Donkey keeps running and he eventually runs into Shrek. Literally. Shrek turns around to see who bumped into him. Donkey looks scared for a moment then he spots the guards coming up the path. He quickly hides behind Shrek. HEAD GUARD You there. Ogre! SHREK Aye? HEAD GUARD By the order of Lord Farquaad I am authorized to place you both under arrest and transport you to a designated resettlement facility. SHREK Oh, really? You and what army? He looks behind the guard and the guard turns to look as well and we see that the other men have run off. The guard tucks tail and runs off. Shrek laughs and goes back about his business and begins walking back to his cottage. DONKEY Can I say something to you? Listen, you was really, really, really somethin' back here. Incredible! SHREK Are you talkin' to...(he turns around and Donkey is gone) me? (he turns back around and Donkey is right in front of him.) Whoa! DONKEY Yes. I was talkin' to you. Can I tell you that you that you was great back here? Those guards! They thought they was all of that. Then you showed up, and bam! They was trippin' over themselves like babes in the woods. That really made me feel good to see that. SHREK Oh, that's great. Really. DONKEY Man, it's good to be free. SHREK Now, why don't you go celebrate your freedom with your own friends? Hmm? DONKEY But, uh, I don't have any friends. And I'm not goin' out there by myself. Hey, wait a minute! I got a great idea! I'll stick with you. You're mean, green, fightin' machine. Together we'll scare the spit out of anybody that crosses us. Shrek turns and regards Donkey for a moment before roaring very loudly. DONKEY Oh, wow! That was really scary. If you don't mind me sayin', if that don't work, your breath certainly will get the job done, 'cause you definitely need some Tic Tacs or something, 'cause you breath stinks! You almost burned the hair outta my nose, just like the time...(Shrek covers his mouth but Donkey continues to talk, so Shrek removes his hand.) ...then I ate some rotten berries. I had strong gases leaking out of my butt that day. SHREK Why are you following me? DONKEY I'll tell you why. (singing) 'Cause I'm all alone, There's no one here beside me, My problems have all gone, There's no one to deride me, But you gotta have faith... SHREK Stop singing! It's no wonder you don't have any friends. DONKEY Wow. Only a true friend would be that cruelly honest. SHREK Listen, little donkey. Take a look at me. What am I? DONKEY (looks all the way up at Shrek) Uh ...really tall? SHREK No! I'm an ogre! You know. "Grab your torch and pitchforks." Doesn't that bother you? DONKEY Nope. SHREK Really? DONKEY Really, really. SHREK Oh. DONKEY Man, I like you. What's you name? SHREK Uh, Shrek. DONKEY Shrek? Well, you know what I like about you, Shrek? You got that kind of I-don't-care-what-nobody-thinks-of-me thing. I like that. I respect that, Shrek. You all right. (They come over a hill and you can see Shrek's cottage.) Whoa! Look at that. Who'd want to live in place like that? SHREK That would be my home. DONKEY Oh! And it is lovely! Just beautiful. You know you are quite a decorator. It's amazing what you've done with such a modest budget. I like that boulder. That is a nice boulder. I guess you don't entertain much, do you? SHREK I like my privacy. DONKEY You know, I do too. That's another thing we have in common. Like I hate it when you got somebody in your face. You've trying to give them a hint, and they won't leave. There's that awkward silence. (awkward silence) Can I stay with you? SHREK Uh, what? DONKEY Can I stay with you, please? SHREK (sarcastically) Of course! DONKEY Really? SHREK No. DONKEY Please! I don't wanna go back there! You don't know what it's like to be considered a freak. (pause while he looks at Shrek) Well, maybe you do. But that's why we gotta stick together. You gotta let me stay! Please! Please! SHREK Okay! Okay! But one night only. DONKEY Ah! Thank you! (he runs inside the cottage) SHREK What are you...? (Donkey hops up onto a chair.) No! No! DONKEY This is gonna be fun! We can stay up late, swappin' manly stories, and in the mornin' I'm makin' waffles. SHREK Oh! DONKEY Where do, uh, I sleep? SHREK (irritated) Outside! DONKEY Oh, well, I guess that's cool. I mean, I don't know you, and you don't know me, so I guess outside is best, you know. Here I go. Good night. (Shrek slams the door.) (sigh) I mean, I do like the outdoors. I'm a donkey. I was born outside. I'll just be sitting by myself outside, I guess, you know. By myself, outside. I'm all alone...there's no one here beside me... SHREK'S COTTAGE - NIGHT Shrek is getting ready for dinner. He sits himself down and lights a candle made out of earwax. He begins to eat when he hears a noise. He stands up with a huff. SHREK (to Donkey) I thought I told you to stay outside. DONKEY (from the window) I am outside. There is another noise and Shrek turns to find the person that made the noise. He sees several shadows moving. He finally turns and spots 3 blind mice on his table. BLIND MOUSE1 Well, gents, it's a far cry from the farm, but what choice do we have? BLIND MOUSE2 It's not home, but it'll do just fine. GORDO (bouncing on a slug) What a lovely bed. SHREK Got ya. (Grabs a mouse, but it escapes and lands on his shoulder.) GORDO I found some cheese. (bites Shrek's ear) SHREK Ow! GORDO Blah! Awful stuff. BLIND MOUSE1 Is that you, Gordo? GORDO How did you know? SHREK Enough! (he grabs the 3 mice) What are you doing in my house? (He gets bumped from behind and he drops the mice.) Hey! (he turns and sees the Seven Dwarves with Snow White on the table.) Oh, no, no, no. Dead broad off the table. DWARF Where are we supposed to put her? The bed's taken. SHREK Huh? Shrek marches over to the bedroom and throws back the curtain. The Big Bad Wolf is sitting in the bed. The wolf just looks at him. BIG BAD WOLF What? TIME LAPSE Shrek now has the Big Bad Wolf by the collar and is dragging him to the front door. SHREK I live in a swamp. I put up signs. I'm a terrifying ogre! What do I have to do get a little privacy? (He opens the front door to throw the Wolf out and he sees that all the collected Fairy Tale Creatures are on his land.) Oh, no. No! No! The 3 bears sit around the fire, the pied piper is playing his pipe and the rats are all running to him, some elves are directing flight traffic so that the fairies and witches can land...etc. SHREK What are you doing in my swamp? (this echoes and everyone falls silent.) Gasps are heard all around. The 3 good fairies hide inside a tent. SHREK All right, get out of here. All of you, move it! Come on! Let's go! Hapaya! Hapaya! Hey! Quickly. Come on! (more dwarves run inside the house) No, no! No, no. Not there. Not there. (they shut the door on him) Oh! (turns to look at Donkey) DONKEY Hey, don't look at me. I didn't invite them. PINOCCHIO Oh, gosh, no one invited us. SHREK What? PINOCCHIO We were forced to come here. SHREK (flabbergasted) By who? LITTLE PIG Lord Farquaad. He huffed and he puffed and he...signed an eviction notice. SHREK (heavy sigh) All right. Who knows where this Farquaad guy is? Everyone looks around at each other but no one answers. DONKEY Oh, I do. I know where he is. SHREK Does anyone else know where to find him? Anyone at all? DONKEY Me! Me! SHREK Anyone? DONKEY Oh! Oh, pick me! Oh, I know! I know! Me, me! SHREK (sigh) Okay, fine. Attention, all fairy tale things. Do not get comfortable. Your welcome is officially worn out. In fact, I'm gonna see this guy Farquaad right now and get you all off my land and back where you came from! (Pause. Then the crowd goes wild.) Oh! (to Donkey) You! You're comin' with me. DONKEY All right, that's what I like to hear, man. Shrek and Donkey, two stalwart friends, off on a whirlwind big-city adventure. I love it! DONKEY (singing) On the road again. Sing it with me, Shrek. I can't wait to get on the road again. SHREK What did I say about singing? DONKEY Can I whistle? SHREK No. DONKEY Can I hum it? SHREK All right, hum it. Donkey begins to hum 'On the Road Again'. DULOC - KITCHEN A masked man is torturing the Gingerbread Man. He's continually dunking him in a glass of milk. Lord Farquaad walks in. FARQUAAD That's enough. He's ready to talk. The Gingerbread Man is pulled out of the milk and slammed down onto a cookie sheet. Farquaad laughs as he walks over to the table. However when he reaches the table we see that it goes up to his eyes. He clears his throat and the table is lowered. FARQUAAD (he picks up the Gingerbread Man's legs and plays with them) Run, run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me. I'm the gingerbread man. GINGERBREAD MAN You are a monster. FARQUAAD I'm not the monster here. You are. You and the rest of that fairy tale trash, poisoning my perfect world. Now, tell me! Where are the others? GINGERBREAD MAN Eat me! (He spits milk into Farquaad's eye.) FARQUAAD I've tried to be fair to you creatures. Now my patience has reached its end! Tell me or I'll...(he makes as if to pull off the Gingerbread Man's buttons) GINGERBREAD MAN No, no, not the buttons. Not my gumdrop buttons. FARQUAAD All right then. Who's hiding them? GINGERBREAD MAN Okay, I'll tell you. Do you know the muffin man? FARQUAAD The muffin man? GINGERBREAD MAN The muffin man. FARQUAAD Yes, I know the muffin man, who lives on Drury Lane? GINGERBREAD MAN Well, she's married to the muffin man. FARQUAAD The muffin man? GINGERBREAD MAN The muffin man! FARQUAAD She's married to the muffin man. The door opens and the Head Guard walks in. HEAD GUARD My lord! We found it. FARQUAAD Then what are you waiting for? Bring it in. More guards enter carrying something that is covered by a sheet. They hang up whatever it is and remove the sheet. It is the Magic Mirror. GINGERBREAD MAN (in awe) Ohhhh... FARQUAAD Magic mirror... GINGERBREAD MAN Don't tell him anything! (Farquaad picks him up and dumps him into a trash can with a lid.) No! FARQUAAD Evening. Mirror, mirror on the wall. Is this not the most perfect kingdom of them all? MIRROR Well, technically you're not a king. FARQUAAD Uh, Thelonius. (Thelonius holds up a hand mirror and smashes it with his fist.) You were saying? MIRROR What I mean is you're not a king yet. But you can become one. All you have to do is marry a princess. FARQUAAD Go on. MIRROR (chuckles nervously) So, just sit back and relax, my lord, because it's time for you to meet today's eligible bachelorettes. And here they are! Bachelorette number one is a mentally abused shut-in from a kingdom far, far away. She likes sushi and hot tubbing anytime. Her hobbies include cooking and cleaning for her two evil sisters. Please welcome Cinderella. (shows picture of Cinderella) Bachelorette number two is a cape-wearing girl from the land of fancy. Although she lives with seven other men, she's not easy. Just kiss her dead, frozen lips and find out what a live wire she is. Come on. Give it up for Snow White! (shows picture of Snow White) And last, but certainly not last, bachelorette number three is a fiery redhead from a dragon-guarded castle surrounded by hot boiling lava! But don't let that cool you off. She's a loaded pistol who likes pina colads and getting caught in the rain. Yours for the rescuing, Princess Fiona! (Shows picture of Princess Fiona) So will it be bachelorette number one, bachelorette number two or bachelorette number three? GUARDS Two! Two! Three! Three! Two! Two! Three! FARQUAAD Three? One? Three? THELONIUS Three! (holds up 2 fingers) Pick number three, my lord! FARQUAAD Okay, okay, uh, number three! MIRROR Lord Farquaad, you've chosen Princess Fiona. FARQUAAD Princess Fiona. She's perfect. All I have to do is just find someone who can go... MIRROR But I probably should mention the little thing that happens at night. FARQUAAD I'll do it. MIRROR Yes, but after sunset... FARQUAAD Silence! I will make this Princess Fiona my queen, and DuLoc will finally have the perfect king! Captain, assemble your finest men. We're going to have a tournament. (smiles evilly) DuLoc Parking Lot - Lancelot Section Shrek and Donkey come out of the field that is right by the parking lot. The castle itself is about 40 stories high. DONKEY But that's it. That's it right there. That's DuLoc. I told ya I'd find it. SHREK So, that must be Lord Farquaad's castle. DONKEY Uh-huh. That's the place. SHREK Do you think maybe he's compensating for something? (He laughs, but then groans as Donkey doesn't get the joke. He continues walking through the parking lot.) DONKEY Hey, wait. Wait up, Shrek. MAN Hurry, darling. We're late. Hurry. SHREK Hey, you! (The attendant, who is wearing a giant head that looks like Lord Farquaad, screams and begins running through the rows of rope to get to the front gate to get away from Shrek.) Wait a second. Look, I'm not gonna eat you. I just - - I just - - (He sighs and then begins walking straight through the rows. The attendant runs into a wall and falls down. Shrek and Donkey look at him then continue on into DuLoc.) DULOC They look around but all is quiet. SHREK It's quiet. Too quiet. Where is everybody? DONKEY Hey, look at this! Donkey runs over and pulls a lever that is attached to a box marked 'Information'. The music winds up and then the box doors open up. There are little wooden people inside and they begin to sing. WOODEN PEOPLE Welcome to DuLoc such a perfect town Here we have some rules Let us lay them down Don't make waves, stay in line And we'll get along fine DuLoc is perfect place Please keep off of the grass Shine your shoes, wipe your... face DuLoc is, DuLoc is DuLoc is perfect place. Suddenly a camera takes Donkey and Shrek's picture. DONKEY Wow! Let's do that again! (makes ready to run over and pull the lever again) SHREK (grabs Donkey's tail and holds him still) No. No. No, no, no! No. They hear a trumpet fanfare and head over to the arena. FARQUAAD Brave knights. You are the best and brightest in all the land. Today one of you shall prove himself... As Shrek and Donkey walk down the tunnel to get into the arena Donkey is humming the DuLoc theme song. SHREK All right. You're going the right way for a smacked bottom. DONKEY Sorry about that. FARQUAAD That champion shall have the honor - no, no - - the privilege to go forth and rescue the lovely Princess Fiona from the fiery keep of the dragon. If for any reason the winner is unsuccessful, the first runner-up will take his place and so on and so forth. Some of you may die, but it's a sacrifice I am willing to make. (cheers) Let the tournament begin! (He notices Shrek) Oh! What is that? It's hideous! SHREK (turns to look at Donkey and then back at Farquaad) Ah, that's not very nice. It's just a donkey. FARQUAAD Indeed. Knights, new plan! The one who kills the ogre will be named champion! Have it him! MEN Get him! SHREK Oh, hey! Now come on! Hang on now. (bumps into a table where there are mugs of beer) CROWD Go ahead! Get him! SHREK (holds up a mug of beer) Can't we just settle this over a pint? CROWD Kill the beast! SHREK No? All right then. (drinks the beer) Come on! He takes the mug and smashes the spigot off the large barrel of beer behind him. The beer comes rushing out drenching the other men and wetting the ground. It's like mud now. Shrek slides past the men and picks up a spear that one of the men dropped. As Shrek begins to fight Donkey hops up onto one of the larger beer barrels. It breaks free of it's ropes and begins to roll. Donkey manages to squish two men into the mud. There is so much fighting going on here I'm not going to go into detail. Suffice to say that Shrek kicks butt. DONKEY Hey, Shrek, tag me! Tag me! Shrek comes over and bangs a man's head up against Donkeys. Shrek gets up on the ropes and interacts with the crowd. SHREK Yeah! A man tries to sneak up behind Shrek, but Shrek turns in time and sees him. WOMAN The chair! Give him the chair! Shrek smashes a chair over the guys back. Finally all the men are down. Donkey kicks one of them in the helmet, and the ding sounds the end of the match. The audience goes wild. SHREK Oh, yeah! Ah! Ah! Thank you! Thank you very much! I'm here till Thursday. Try the veal! Ha, ha! (laughs) The laughter stops as all of the guards turn their weapons on Shrek. HEAD GUARD Shall I give the order, sir? FARQUAAD No, I have a better idea. People of DuLoc, I give you our champion! SHREK What? FARQUAAD Congratulations, ogre. You're won the honor of embarking on a great and noble quest. SHREK Quest? I'm already in a quest, a quest to get my swamp back. FARQUAAD Your swamp? SHREK Yeah, my swamp! Where you dumped those fairy tale creatures! FARQUAAD Indeed. All right, ogre. I'll make you a deal. Go on this quest for me, and I'll give you your swamp back. SHREK Exactly the way it was? FARQUAAD Down to the last slime-covered toadstool. SHREK And the squatters? FARQUAAD As good as gone. SHREK What kind of quest? Time Lapse - Donkey and Shrek are now walking through the field heading away from DuLoc. Shrek is munching on an onion. DONKEY Let me get this straight. You're gonna go fight a dragon and rescue a princess just so Farquaad will give you back a swamp which you only don't have because he filled it full of freaks in the first place. Is that about right? SHREK You know, maybe there's a good reason donkeys shouldn't talk. DONKEY I don't get it. Why don't you just pull some of that ogre stuff on him? Throttle him, lay siege to his fortress, grinds his bones to make your bread, the whole ogre trip. SHREK Oh, I know what. Maybe I could have decapitated an entire village and put their heads on a pike, gotten a knife, cut open their spleen and drink their fluids. Does that sound good to you? DONKEY Uh, no, not really, no. SHREK For your information, there's a lot more to ogres than people think. DONKEY Example? SHREK Example? Okay, um, ogres are like onions. (he holds out his onion) DONKEY (sniffs the onion) They stink? SHREK Yes - - No! DONKEY They make you cry? SHREK No! DONKEY You leave them in the sun, they get all brown, start sproutin' little white hairs. SHREK No! Layers! Onions have layers. Ogres have layers! Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers. (he heaves a sigh and then walks off) DONKEY (trailing after Shrek) Oh, you both have layers. Oh. {Sniffs} You know, not everybody likes onions. Cake! Everybody loves cakes! Cakes have layers. SHREK I don't care... what everyone likes. Ogres are not like cakes. DONKEY You know what else everybody likes? Parfaits. Have you ever met a person, you say, "Let's get some parfait," they say, "Hell no, I don't like no parfait"? Parfaits are delicious. SHREK No! You dense, irritating, miniature beast of burden! Ogres are like onions! And of story. Bye-bye. See ya later. DONKEY Parfaits may be the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet. SHREK You know, I think I preferred your humming. DONKEY Do you have a tissue or something? I'm making a mess. Just the word parfait make me start slobbering. They head off. There is a montage of their journey. Walking through a field at sunset. Sleeping beneath a bright moon. Shrek trying to put the campfire out the next day and having a bit of a problem, so Donkey pees on the fire to put it out. DRAGON'S KEEP Shrek and Donkey are walking up to the keep that's supposed to house Princess Fiona. It appears to look like a giant volcano. DONKEY (sniffs) Ohh! Shrek! Did you do that? You gotta warn somebody before you just crack one off. My mouth was open and everything. SHREK Believe me, Donkey, if it was me, you'd be dead. (sniffs) It's brimstone. We must be getting close. DONKEY Yeah, right, brimstone. Don't be talking about it's the brimstone. I know what I smell. It wasn't no brimstone. It didn't come off no stone neither. They climb up the side of the volcano/keep and look down

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Gabriella Weick and Elizabeth Manning


OPINIONS Friday, December 2, 2016

The art of naps and snacks Small steps during finals weeks can have big payoffs Brad Calendrillo

Contributing Columnist

Elizabeth Manning/Editorial Artist

VPAA ENDORSEMENT The Student Association (SA) E-Board plays a huge role in the lives of students at Binghamton University. Pipe Dream does not take the privilege of endorsing candidates lightly. We invited each of the candidates to our office to give a five-minute overview of their platforms, followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer session with our staff. Our endorsement for vice president of academic affairs (VPAA) is Raul Cepin. Above all, Cepin stands out as a strong, vocal advocate for student needs. His platform promises to focus on improving resources in academic advising, mental health care, campus accessibility and a variety of other academic areas. The scope of his ideas are wide-reaching, but each of his major projects is accompanied with a practical and concrete plan of action on which he can follow through. He seeks to expand existing programs — most notably the Student Advocates Program and The New York Times Readership Program

— and add new ones that would connect students to internships and research opportunities. We were especially impressed by his intention to expand counseling for students in a feasible manner that takes into account limited campus resources. It is important to note that Cepin is not the candidate with the most experience within the VPAA’s office. However, his leadership experience gives him a thorough understanding of how to lead a major student office. There will likely be a short adjustment period as he acclimates, but we believe that he will make up for this with his practicality and drive to enact change. Overall, Cepin would be a welcome new face to the office. We feel that his vision and passion can encourage students to participate in the SA and campus affairs, which would be a step toward creating a stronger student community.

Although he receives our endorsement, Cepin was not the only candidate we considered. We were also impressed by Rebecca Ho’s platform. As a current assistant in the VPAA office, she possesses a good knowledge of the office as well as the SA as a whole. We are confident that she could provide a smooth transition and pick up where Adam Wilkes left off. She also has strong ideas about the mentorship program that the VPAA’s office had begun to be put in place, as well as increasing collaboration with the Fleishman Center and educating students on academic policy. While we feel that Ho could accomplish the goals that she set out, we think that her platform would not provide as much overall benefit to the student body as Cepin’s. While the mentorship program is important, we don’t find it as paramount as she has set out

to make it. We believe there is more potential for the VPAA office than Ho was tapping into. An honorable mention goes to Michael Wuest. His platform brought some great ideas and a clear picture of the issues facing students on campus. He does not seem ready to take the office this year, but with some more student leadership experience and concrete plans for the position, he will be a strong contender in the future. The other four candidates, while well-intentioned, did not have much of a grasp on the intricacies of the position as the three mentioned here. Nevertheless, it is a positive sign to see what we hope is an indicator of increased participation in student government. To learn more about the platforms of all seven candidates, see coverage on page 1, and make sure to cast your vote on Monday.

Views expressed in the opinion pages represent the opinions of the columnists. The only piece which represents the views of the Pipe Dream Editorial Board is the Staff Editorial, above. The Editorial Board is composed of the Editor-in-Chief, News Editor, Opinions Editor, Sports Editor and Arts & Culture Editor.

productive day. Netflix makes it easy for this to occur since the episodes play automatically after each one is over. Let’s save those days for winter break. Most importantly, the type of rest from studying that I highly recommend is taking a short nap. Every time I say this to somebody, they are skeptical of my suggestion. I have gotten answers such as “When I go to bed, I stay in bed forever so I would struggle to wake up,” and “I can’t waste two whole hours of study time.” I used to think exactly the same way. Before college, I was never the type of person to take nap, since I assumed it would just make me more tired. However, some friends have told me the wonders of 15- to 20-minute naps, or simply “power naps.” Instead of grabbing a coffee, research has shown that taking these short naps is one of the best ways to gain energy for at least a couple of hours throughout the day, especially if taken before 1 p.m. According to neurologist Dr. William Winter, this short threshold “prevents you from getting into the deeper stages of sleep, which can leave you feeling groggy instead of energized when you wake.” Conversely, due to this fact, taking a nap that lasts 45 minutes to an hour or more will most likely make one feel more sluggish than they did before the nap. Taking a very short nap is perfect in our situation. Not only will it recharge your batteries, but it takes up barely any time at all. If you still feel this is questionable like I did, I completely understand, but I urge you to try it if you feel tired and in need of an afternoon pick-me-up. Be sure to set an alarm for 15 to 20 minutes later, and you will not be disappointed. Whether you are taking a break to sleep, eat or socialize, it is imperative that you do so. Let the longer breaks wait for when we don’t have school, but concise breaks are key regardless of what time it is in the school year. There is no need to feel that you are abandoning your responsibilities. The work will be there when you get back and if you prioritize properly, there will still be plenty of time to get it completed.

It has certainly come to the point in the semester in which there is an overwhelming amount of work, and several of us are unsure of where to even start. From term papers to final exams, it seems impossible to find even a minute to ourselves. Many students feel that every moment must be a productive one, and if not, they will feel like a failure. One can shut themselves in a room for hours on end to study for an upcoming exam without taking any breaks to get food, to rest or to talk to anyone else; it’s easier to do than it may seem. Despite all of this time dedicated to the course material, it may feel like nothing has been achieved. The reason for this is that, as humans, we naturally have a very short attention span. A recent study has suggested that since the mobile revolution, humans now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish. Therefore, we can definitely be in the zone for a little while, but after that, our minds tend to trail off, and that is completely okay and natural. While doing a paper, project or studying for a test, it is highly beneficial to take little breaks and make those breaks as productive as your time doing work. We can hit our stride for a little while, but after it runs out, a short time away from the books is just what we need to recharge. Be careful, though, because too long of a break may do more harm than good since we can completely lose our focus. It would be wise to use this limited time to maybe grab a quick meal or snack with a friend — you’ll get some food in your system for energy and at the same time, you can get some social interaction. Use the time to talk about something else to get your mind off the assignment, or you can simply vent about all the work you have to get done, if that makes you feel better. To give your brain a rest, maybe one half-hour episode of a series on Netflix wouldn’t hurt. Beware of the drawbacks of this, however, since one can easily get so hooked to a show that one episode turns — Brad Calendrillo is a into five — and there goes the sophomore majoring in English.

'Alt-right' must be delegitimized at every opportunity Hateful rhetoric from such groups has no place in modern United States politics Brian Deinstadt

Contributing Columnist

The label “Alt-right” has been thrown about a lot lately. Gaining traction in 2015 and international attention this year, the term has become most relevant in the light of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory. Before understanding what the “alt-right” does, it is important to be aware of who its members are and what they stand for. Answers to such questions have become quite ambiguous; advocates of the “alt-right” have identified themselves as patriots concerned with the future of the United States, whereas others have deemed it a movement that promotes antiSemitism, anti-Islam and white nationalism. Truth be told, the latter is the most accurate, and universally recognizing the odious intentions of the “alt-right” is key to assuring its necessary demise.

With “alt” standing for “alternative,” the “alt-right” is a term most commonly attributed to Richard Spencer, a U.S. whitenationalist and both the president and director of the National Policy Institute. According to Spencer, the “alt-right” is a movement that is “dedicated to heretical perspectives on society and culture — popular, high and otherwise — particularly those informed by radical, traditionalist, and nationalist outlooks.” This circumlocutory definition does little to characterize the true nature of the “alt-right.” In actuality, it’s a movement that views United States identity being inherently rooted in “Europeanism,” and where the key to Western civilization’s survival is essentially to have a more white population. To be clear, the “alt-right” is not equivalent to the conservative right. Both those on the liberal left and conservative right have condemned the “alt-right” as being an isolated group of extremists. Some people are

even eager to not use the term “altright” at all, because it euphemizes the prejudiced ideologies of those who subscribe to it. Anyone interested in locating the activity of this group can look no further than Twitter or websites like 4chan and 8chan, where members of the “alt-right” use memes to broadcast their anti-establishment intent. Many of these memes incorporate demeaning caricatures, like illustrations of Jewish people and the prophet Muhammad, to endorse a white ethno-state that forbids immigration. Through even the most cursory exploration, it’s clear to see this movement is predicated on absolute nonsense and needs to be fought in every domain. The trouble with the “alt-right” is that it’s almost like fighting a ghost; it has no formal ideology, its main platform is virtual, and contributors are almost entirely anonymous. In the rare instance that a decent person confronts someone of the “altright,” the accused will often cite

sense of humor and trolling for the reason behind their rhetoric. This is a shallow evasion. There is a massive difference between being politically incorrect and being an intolerant imbecile: Being politically incorrect is saying potentially offensive statements that are backed by facts, whereas being an intolerant imbecile is saying potentially offensive statements backed by nothing but ignorance. This distinction is imperative in the attempt of uprooting real hate in this country. Over the course of Trump’s campaign, the “alt-right” has gained attention through its outspoken support for him. Given their views, there is little wonder as to why the “alt-right” endorses Trump and his promises of building a wall, forbidding Muslim immigration and focusing on an “America first” ideology. Spencer has unsurprisingly supported Trump throughout his campaign as well, and was even recorded shouting, “Hail Trump!”

at one of his speeches while his audience vehemently echoed him and saluted their arms in a gesture mirroring that of the Nazis. This is an instance where ostensibly benign trolling has transformed into hard and real hatred. More recently, the “alt-right” has captured news stories through Trump’s appointment of Steven Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor for his presidency. Bannon is the former executive chair of Breitbart News, a far-right news outlet that has explicitly referred to itself as a platform for the “alt-right” and has even expressed admiration for Spencer as an “intellectual.” Trump’s failure to repudiate the Ku Klux Klan and the “alt-right” until only recently has understandably caused further alarm among U.S. citizens. With actual players from the “alt-right” emerging, it is critical to take them very seriously now — much more seriously than anyone took Trump during his road to the White House. The “alt-right” can only be

fought after developing a certain understanding of their message. This means that students ought to speak out against those who preach racial supremacy and prejudice against people of alternate backgrounds; it does not mean that hate speech should be punished institutionally. Freedom of speech is the central component of freedom and should be valued above all else. If someone of the “alt-right” or another hateful group says something offensive, they should naturally face the social ramifications of being labeled a bigot, rather than the institutional consequences of exercising free speech. In a political climate that is becoming increasingly more hostile, it is absolutely vital that students engage in open dialogues that honor decorum, truth and decency, rather than the intolerance, hate and idiocy of groups like the “alt-right.” — Brian Deinstadt is a junior double-majoring in political science and English.


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BU readies for indoor season

Track and field to kick off winter at Greg Page Relays Eric Gaccione Pipe Dream Sports

At last year’s America East (AE) Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Binghamton men’s and women’s teams finished second and third, respectively. This year, though, both squads have their work cut out for them as two All-Americans will not compete for the Bearcats this season. The men’s team has lost star middle-distance runner Jesse Garn to graduation, while the women’s side will not feature sprinter and jumper Keishorea Armstrong, who will redshirt this year. “With Jesse [Garn] going to the Olympic Trials and signing a professional track contract, and many more of our athletes graduating and pursuing careers beyond athletics, we are looking for a lot of our younger runners to step up and meet the challenge,” said BU head coach Mike Thompson. “This year will show us who is ready to take that next step.” Garn competed in the 800-meter at the U.S. Olympic Trials in July before signing with the New Jersey*New York Track Club the following month. His most notable achievement during his time at Binghamton was a fourth-place finish in the 800-meter at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Although filling Garn’s shoes will be more than difficult, Thompson expects the men’s middle distance and pole vault groups to have no trouble competing this season. “That’s where we have the most depth,” Thompson said. “[Senior] Jon Alkins is a big name as far as this program goes, and [senior] Peter Fagan was the conference champion last year in indoors for pole vaults. [Senior] Eric Holt and [junior] Ted Okon are also extremely valuable pieces to this team who will definitely boost our scoring margins.” As a junior last season, Alkins took home gold in the 200-meter dash at the AE Indoor Championship, finishing with a time of 21.39. Alkins just missed earning his second gold medal of the meeting in the 60-meter dash,

losing by three hundredths of a second to Albany freshman Osiris Nicholson. “I know he’s looking to really get after it this year,” Thompson said. “He’s very capable of taking home multiple golds at the championship. He just needs to continue to stay focused, and take one meet at a time.” Thompson is curious to see how the women’s team team will perform without Armstrong, who is redshirting this season to preserve her eligibility for next year. “On the women’s side, the strength of the team is mainly jumps and sprints,” Thompson said. “Keishorea [Armstrong] has shown that she can excel in both events, as she was a huge part of our success last season.” At last year’s AE Indoor Championship, Armstrong was seeded first in four events, and finished first in both the 60-meter dash (7.45 seconds), and the long jump (6.08 meters). She also earned the Coaches’ Award at the conference indoor championship for most points scored (20). “It won’t be easy without her, but she will still be a huge part of the team, mentoring younger runners and being a vocal leader throughout the program,” Thompson said. “Plus, we still have athletes like [seniors] Sarah Haley and Sarah Osaheni who are veterans, and know what needs to be done in order to be successful.” The 2016-17 season will be Thompson’s 22nd coaching the Bearcats. He has been with the program through its transition from Division III to Division II and finally to Division I. “The team as a whole is much more focused than it used to be,” Thompson said. “There is more emphasis on getting better throughout the entire team now, which makes me believe that our team will only become better.” The Bearcats are set to kick off their season at the Greg Page Relays, hosted by Cornell University, on Saturday. The meet is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. in Ithaca, New York.

Emily Earl/Pipe Dream Photographer Junior forward Bobby Ahearn scored a team-high 19 points in BU’s 91-71 victory over Mansfield.

Men's basketball defeats Mansfield

Ahearn, Perovic tally 19 points each, lead BU to 91-71 win Nicholas Waldron Pipe Dream Sports

Nine games into the season, junior forwards Bobby Ahearn and Dusan Perovic are finding their rhythms. The duo has served as the Binghamton men’s basketball team’s unsung heroes, tallying 19 points each in the Bearcats’ 91-71 victory over Division II Mansfield. On Wednesday night, Mansfield became BU’s latest victim. In their best start since head coach Tommy Dempsey took the helm in 2012, the Bearcats (5-4) reached five wins in the month of November for the first time under Dempsey’s reign. “Wins are important,” Dempsey said. “To be able to taste success early in the season is important for our growth.” The Bearcats jumped out to

an 18-5 lead early in the game, and looked as if they were going to completely wipe the floor with the Mounties. But BU’s offense quickly stalled, as Mansfield (3-2) cut BU’s lead to 48-41 by halftime. With a game-high 25 points, junior guard Malik Carter provided most of the offensive spark for Mansfield. After closing the gap toward the end of the first half, though, Mansfield ran out of steam. BU pressed at halfcourt, forcing several turnovers and bad shots. Redshirt sophomore guard J.C. Show, BU’s leading scorer, failed to tally a point before being removed from the game early after taking a hit to the face. The offensive slack Show left behind was picked up by sophomore guard Everson Davis, who scored a seasonhigh 17 points. BU shot a 54.2

percent clip from the floor — its second highest of the season. “Other guys had it going, and we went with the guys who were going well,” Dempsey said. Sophomore guard Timmy Rose made his fourth start for BU this season, tallying seven assists. While Perovic, Ahearn and Davis scored the bulk of BU’s points, Rose served as a constant threat, successfully pushing the ball down the court into his shooters’ hands. “It’s all about having guys that understand what you’re trying to get done out there, and also understanding their abilities and strengths and playing to those strengths,” Dempsey said of Rose. In contrast to previous seasons in which BU relied on five or six players for the bulk of its offensive production,

this season the Bearcats have utilized their depth. For the first few years of their careers, senior guard Marlon Beck and redshirt junior guard Yosef Yacob were forced to provide nearly all of BU’s backcourt production. With the emergence of Show, Davis and Rose, though, Dempsey doesn’t just have options — he has tough decisions to make when everyone is playing well. “We’re more mature this year,” Ahearn said. “For the most part, we’ve been executing our game plans more well this year than in past years. That’s just a sign of having more upperclassmen and getting better each year.” BU is set to face Saint Francis (PA) on Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. from the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

Women's basketball hopes to snap losing streak

Binghamton looks to improve consistency on both sides of the ball in matchup with FDU Michael Steinberg Contributing Writer

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Junior guard Imani Watkins’ rank nationally in scoring average. Average of minutes Watkins plays per game. Steals per game averaged by Binghamton. Binghamton’s team 3-point field goal percentage.

BU’s points per game.

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After falling to Brown on Sunday, the Binghamton women’s basketball team will look to get back in the win column this weekend when it takes on Fairleigh Dickinson. Although the Bearcats (1-5) have lost three straight, their recent lack of success has not fazed them. “We haven’t even talked about our record; our record is not important,” BU head coach Linda Cimino said. “We know how good we can be, and we know that we’ve been in every game that we’ve played and we’ve challenged ourselves.” In Sunday’s game against the Bears, the Bearcats committed 20 turnovers — an uncharacteristic number for them this season. “All year we’ve been in the top 10 teams in the country in fewest turnovers committed per game,” Cimino said. According to Cimino, limiting turnovers against a team like FDU — which relies heavily on the press — will require making an extra pass if necessary and focusing on maintaining possession. Another key for BU is finding chemistry within its lineup. While the Bearcats are still facing nonconference opponents, Cimino has consistently switched

up the lineup in the hope of finding a winning combination. “I think we need to just work on a couple more things and get over the hump a little bit,” Cimino said. “I think that we’ll put all the pieces together and hopefully by conference play, we’ll have figured it out.” Although they haven’t come out on top most of the time, Cimino is encouraged by her team’s ability to keep games close at the half.

In BU’s only win over the year — against Penn — the Bearcats put together their most complete performance. BU gained the lead less than halfway through the first quarter and did not give it up, cruising to a 61-48 win. “[That win] is something that we can fall back on the rest of the season, knowing that we beat a very good team like Penn and our defense was very good that day,” Cimino said. FDU (2-4) is coming off a

loss to Army on Monday night. The Knights’ top-scoring threat against the Bearcats is redshirt senior forward Brianna Thomas, who has averaged 16 points per contest this season. In their most recent matchup in 2012, FDU took down BU by a score of 54-41. BU is set to play Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. from Stratis Arena in Hackensack, New Jersey.

We know how good we can be and we know that we've been in every game — Linda Cimino BU Head Coach

Provided by BU Athletics Freshman guard Kai Moon is second on the team in minutes played this season, with an average of 33.7 per game.


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