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PIPE DREAM Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | Binghamton University | | Vol. LXXXV, Issue 3

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Michael Contegni/Staff Photographer President Harvey Stenger makes his State of the University address to a crowded auditorium Friday afternoon. Stenger outlined his plan, which looked as far into the future as 2020 and included an increase in size of the student body to a total of 20,000 students.

Pink Gloves offers one-two punch Hydrofracking in NY may not pay

Women-only class teaches boxing and confidence

Experts say gas extraction less profitable than in PA Rachel Bluth News Editor

Carla Sinclair Contributing Writer Women on campus are taking a swing at strengthening their muscles and their confidence this winter. Pink Gloves Boxing is a group boxing class for females offered at Binghamton University to promote empowerment as well as physical fitness. “Pink Gloves really is focused on empowering women,” said Stephanie Stahovic, an instructor for the class and a sophomore majoring in industrial engineering. “To begin with, boxing itself is an empowering action. It’s actually pretty cool because as soon as the girls get their hand wraps on, it’s as though their entire personality changes and all of a sudden they’re filled with this confidence and determination.” The course is offered at

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Xiaoyan Zheng, a graduate student studying accounting, takes hits as part of Pink Gloves Boxing, a group boxing class for females to promote empowerment as well as physical fitness. The course is offered at the East Gym on Mondays and Wednesdays.

the East Gym on Mondays and Wednesdays. The first level requires a $110 fee, while the second costs $75. The class runs for 10 weeks, from Feb. 3 to April 9, twice per week. The class isn’t limited to BU, with similar courses appearing at other SUNY schools and across the country. With the motto “It’s not exercise, it’s empowerment,” the organizers

wanted to focus on something more than slimming the waistline. “As a group fitness instructor, I’ve seen what being physically fit has done for my own confidence, as well as for the confidence of many others who have taken my classes,” Stahovic said. “When you take control of your health and accomplish goals that you have

set for yourself, your whole perception of what you are capable of changes.” The class is composed of three components. It starts with a warm-up of different drills, such as punches or defensive movements, followed by a circuit of stations where participants spend two minutes

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Professor challenges perception of WWII Carol Gluck distinguishes historical fact from memory Geoffrey Wilson Souvik Chatterjee Pipe Dream News Perception could mean the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to modern history, according to one professor. Carol Gluck, George Sansom professor of history at Columbia University, discussed at a talk Monday how different aspects of World War II have

been forgotten or embellished over time. According to Gluck, individual memories of historic events neglect the history, and more often than not, popular media eschew the facts. “Let’s face it, most people’s knowledge of history is mostly from the media, which sometimes isn’t accurate,” Gluck said. Gluck drew a distinction between memory and history,

defining history as textbooks and work by historians while memory refers to all popular views about an event, irrespective of medium. According to Gluck, memories are propagated through official media such as government monuments and museums, but even more so through mass media like TV, movies and video games. Gluck said that most memories fail to capture the

moral ambiguity of historical events, simplifying the past into a binary of good and evil. She pointed to the popular image of the victimization of Japan by bad leaders, despite the overall strength of the Japanese empire, which stretched into Taiwan and Korea. “These memories have a a long half-life, an astonishingly

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Hydraulic fracturing debates on campus and in the community frequently focus on the potential environmental and health impacts of allowing fracking in New York, but most of a presentation on campus Friday focused on the economic side of the anti-fracking cause. New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), with help from a few other groups on campus and in the community, hosted three experts in geology, engineering and the oil industry to speak about the economic potential of fracking in New York. “When you have the former Executive Vice President of Mobil Oil calling for a statewide ban on fracking, that is a pretty powerful message,” wrote Matthew Lemke, project coordinator and Southern Tier organizer for NYPIRG. According to Jerry Acton, a retired systems engineer, fracking in New York does not have the potential to be as profitable as it has been in Pennsylvania over the past 10 years. “You can’t just drill a well anywhere and expect to find enough gas to turn a profit,” said Brian Brock, a retired geologist and expert in hard rock geology. The natural gas in shale comes from the breakdown of organic matter that was in the rocks when they began to form in the Devonian era. Where black shale has a high amount of organic matter, the Marcellus shale under Binghamton is gray, meaning that only the “exceptionally rich” areas of the Marcellus can be profitable, according to Brock. By studying all 1,540 wells in the six counties and 81 towns in

Pennsylvania, Acton projected that wells drilled in New York would be low-producing. The productivity of the wells was measured in how many million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcf/d) could be extracted in the first 30 days, the period during which a well is the most productive. According to Acton’s study, the median is 4 mmcf/d in Pennsylvania. Acton’s projections predict that even the most productive wells in New York would still produce less than the median initial production (IP) in Pennsylvania. The most high-producing wells, those that produced over 7 mmcf/d, in Pennsylvania were clustered around what those in the gas industry call the “sweet spot,” where conditions are right for highly productive and profitable wells. A number of factors determine if a gas well will be productive. “To create enough gas, you need enough organic material that is heated enough, but not too much,” Brock said. “To collect enough gas, you need a shale layer that is thick enough and deep enough.” Essentially, not all shale is created equal, and it won’t all be equally as productive due to four factors: amount of organic matter in the shale, the temperature of the organic matter, the thickness of the shale and how deeply it’s buried. These factors severely limit how much natural gas can be extracted from New York. According to Acton, the poorestperforming wells in Pennsylvania were those in towns where the shale was too thin and too shallow in the ground. According

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Black Student Union presents

Black History Month

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Students and faculty piled into the Old Union Hall on Monday night to partake in and celebrate the commencement of this year’s Black History Month. Hosted by the Black Student Union, the event was the first of several planned Black History Month events, and featured performances and speeches from students and faculty members alike.

BSU announces ESPN personality Stephen Smith as keynote speaker, month of events Habin Kwak

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Who? Stephen A. Smith, ESPN personality What? Keynote Address for Black History Month Where? Old Union Hall When? Feb. 22

Students and faculty piled into the Old Union Hall on Monday night to partake in and celebrate the commencement of this year’s Black History Month. The event was the first of many planned Black History Month events — which include a keynote speech by ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith — and featured performances and speeches from students and faculty members alike. Ese Olumhense, president of the Black Student Union, which hosted the event, took the stage with Madjeen Garcon, vice president of BSU, and announced the theme for this year’s Black History Month: “illuminating black experience.” “We want to provide a new insight this Black History Month and scratch beneath the surface,” said Olumhense, a senior majoring in English. The two BSU E-Board members introduced the first keynote speaker of the night, English professor Aja Y. Martinez.

She spoke of her experiences dealing with racism and the apathy shown by students and faculty who didn’t attend a presidential forum about a racist incident at the University of Arizona, after a fraternity hosted a Martin Luther King, Jr. party that featured many racist stereotypes. “Issues of justice and equity are concerns for us all,” she said. “How different are we when it comes to our struggles?” Martinez’s speech was followed by performances by KASA MODA and the Crosbys, as well as original poem readings by Binghamton University students. Awards were distributed for excellence and diligence in the U-Turn program and other youth outreach programs. Garcon, a senior double-majoring in political science and sociology, spoke about the obstacles to achieving what one speaker referred to as the “end goal of liberation.” “On this campus there is too much ‘me, me, me.’ Everyone is too focused on empowering themselves, but we need to be looking at other people as well: how to lift as we climb,” Garcon said.

Members of the audience responded similarly when asked about their opinions on obstacles in the way of unity and acceptance. “The biggest problem is that people only perceive their own, personal experiences then they generalize about an entire group of people,” said Ashley Paynter, a sophomore majoring in biology. “It’s hard to create unity if there are so many units that are explicitly different.” After a brief game of trivia, a video was shown in order to introduce the keynote speaker of the month: Stephen A. Smith. Smith is a sports journalist who currently hosts “The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show” on ESPN Radio. He attended WinstonSalem State University on a basketball scholarship and is a prominent African-American figure in the field of sports media. “He worked from being a basketball player to being a journalist and took his life further. His story is just very inspirational,” Garcon said. Smith will be speaking at BU on Feb. 22.

Issues of justice and equity are concerns for us all. How different are we when it comes to our struggles? — Aja Martinez BU professor

Black History Month Feb 3

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Kickoff Celebration

White Privilege Theory BSU and KAPPA

Strange Fruit BSU and NAACP

Syphillis Experiment BSU and WESPEAKBU

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Guess Who's Coming Home ?

From Hip Hop to Salsa

Gospel Choir Competition

End of Apartheid BSU and ASO

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How Much Is Your Soul? BSU, NSBE and Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society

Sweat it Out Charles Drew Minority Pre-Health Society

Comedy Jam

Oratorical Contest SU and ΑΦΑ

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Feb 10

Poetry Jam

Color Me Blind BSU, SHADES and BAMS

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Will it Happen to Me? BSU and OPB

Feb 22 Keynote Speaker Stephen A. Smith

Drugs in Black Community BSU

Feb 24 Miseducation of Black Women BSU, PULSE and JUMP

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Local News NY man, 28, dies in one-car crash in Broome County A 28-year-old man has died after a late-night one-car crash in the Binghamton area. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says Matthew Desanctis of Conklin lost control of his 2001 Honda Civic around 11:30 Saturday night and hit a tree in the town of Conklin. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

State News Firefighters save dog from sinkhole in Buffalo, NY A German shepherd is back on solid ground after being rescued from a sinkhole that opened up in a Buffalo park. The 3-year-old dog named Mack dropped more than 10 feet to the bottom of the watery hole during a Sunday morning walk with his owner, Mattie Moore, who nearly fell in herself. Moore’s 911 call brought the fire department’s technical rescue team to Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, where a broken underground water pipe had eroded the soil and created an opening about two feet across on the surface but wider below. Rescuers put plywood around the hole to stabilize the ground, and then widened the gap enough for a person to fit through. Firefighter Michael Paveljack climbed down a ladder, uncertain of how the 100-pound animal would react to him after standing in 18 inches of cold water for an hour. The plan was for Paveljack to lift the dog and bring him up the ladder, but the firefighter found himself sinking in mud under the weight of the squirming, wet dog. The firefighters up top lowered down the dog’s leash and rope for a makeshift harness and hoisted the dog up while Paveljack followed up the ladder, pushing from below.

NY health chief sees marijuana study within a year New York’s health commissioner told lawmakers on Monday that he expects the state trial of medical marijuana to be up and running within a year. Dr. Nirav Shah, testifying before a legislative budget committee, said that the research is intended to examine the drug’s effectiveness in patient treatment, for example with pain in stages of cancer. The goal is to provide evidence of value not only for New York, but for the country, he said. The Cuomo administration has proposed a limited initiative to authorize medical marijuana use by patients at 20 hospitals. Shah said Monday many hospitals have shown interest and it will use marijuana provided by the federal government.

NY Senate GOP introduces bill for August primary Republicans in the state Senate have filed a bill to move New York’s primary day to late August, highlighting a lingering impasse with Assembly Democrats. New York’s current September primary date for state offices is effectively too late to comply with a federal law that requires ballots for military and overseas voters to be sent out at least 45 days before the general election. With elections looming this year, Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature have yet to agree on a single state and federal primary date. Democrats in charge of the Assembly last month passed a bill that would move state primaries to the fourth Tuesday in June, coinciding with New York’s federal primary date. The new Senate bill sponsored by Sen. Thomas O’Mara, elections committee chairman, would move primaries for federal and state office in New York to the third Tuesday in August. O’Mara said Monday that a June primary would disrupt the end of the legislative session and lengthen an already long election season by forcing candidates to gather petitions in March.

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The Harpur Harpeggios sing at the Dollar Show Saturday night in Lecture Hall 14. The Dollar Show takes place each semester and highlights Binghamton University’s a cappella groups as well as other student performers. This semester’s show featured 11 groups and drew enough students to pack Lecture Halls 1, 2 and 14.

Police Watch A lighter take on campus crime

Are you a library book? Cause I’m stalking you FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 3:05 p.m. — A 20-year-old female reportedly filed a report that she was being harassed by a 21-year-old last semester, said Investigator Patrick Reilly of Binghamton’s New York State University Police. The suspect continued to harass the victim this semester despite officers’ warnings that he should leave the victim alone. The suspect approached the victim in Glenn G. Bartle Library and started harassing the victim. According to police, the suspect was visibly agitated and his actions and his behavior were alarming to the victim. The victim then went to University Police, filed another report and asked for criminal prosecution against the suspect. The suspect was given an appearance ticket for Vestal Town Court for harassment.

This Day in History Corrections In a Jan. 31 article titled “Stenger to give University address,” the amount of projected students was incorrect. The projected numbers are 14,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students, not 16,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. In the Jan. 31 editorial piece, the amount of current total students was incorrect. There are roughly 16,000 students, not 14,000. In a Jan. 31 article titled “Rabbi discusses time as military chaplain,” the rabbi’s last name was incorrect. He is Rabbi Barry Baron, not Rabbi Barry Brown.

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February 4th 1913 Rosa Louise Parks, civil rights activist, was born in Tuskegee, Ala. Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat and arrest on Dec. 1, 1955 directly influenced the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Where’s Flo when you need her? FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 8:58 p.m. — Officers observed a car on the Bunn Hill Access Road fail to stop at a stop sign and initiated a vehicle stop, Reilly said. Officers asked for the 22-year-old male’s driver’s license and registration and ran the information through their computer. The test showed that the vehicle was currently suspended because it was uninsured. Officers confiscated the license plates of the car and issued the driver two tickets for failure to stop at a stop sign and for the vehicle’s suspended insurance. Late Nite got weird this weekend SUNDAY, FEB. 2, 3:30 a.m. — Janitors in Lecture Hall found ceiling tiles broken in the lower level, Reilly said. The area in the track, or the lower level, was littered with various alcohol bottles and cans and the broken ceiling tiles. The janitorial crew cleaned up the mess. Police are still investigating this situation.

“I think you should be serious about what you do because this is it. This is the only life you’ve got.” Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, who died Sunday

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Columbia prof. talks media Drilling in NY

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Carol Gluck, professor of history at Columbia University, lectured Monday night about the disconnect between what is factual and what is typically believed about World War II. Gluck, a Japanese historian, argued that the fallacious beliefs are propagated through official mediums such as government monuments and museums but even more so through mediums such as the media, like TV, movies and video games.

WWII continued from Page 1 long half-life. I wanted to study what keeps them alive,” Gluck said. The past, Gluck said, has been obstructed, resulting in generalizations about different nations and their people, silence about certain topics and hesitation about teachings of the past that go against the status quo. According to Gluck, it is difficult to undo the damage done by memory when it is presented as historical fact. Gluck said World War II created a hierarchy of victims, with certain groups receiving more publicity related toward their hardships than

others. Despite the European Jews being one of the most victimized groups in WWII, Gluck said that they were not given nearly enough attention in the decades following the Holocaust. Gluck said she became interested in the distinction between history and memory after speaking at various events commemorating anniversaries related to WWII. She said she came face to face with all these memories that weren’t necessarily accurate and failed to capture the scope of the war. “I want to keep the ’world’ in World War II,” Gluck said. Gluck cited many examples of memories that challenged the facts of World War II,

such as the Holocaust, which took decades to enter public memory, the Nanking Massacre, which is ignored in Japan despite the horrific treatment of the Chinese by Japanese troops, and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which is portrayed in a heroic light. Gluck said that in order to learn from history, it is necessary to distinguish the facts from simple memories. “As citizens of the world, which we all are, we should read more rather than listen to history,” Gluck said.

Let's face it, most peoples knowledge of history is mostly from the media, which sometimes isn't accurate — Carol Gluck Columbia University professor

to Brock, the science does not support implementing fracking in New York. “Just looking at the geology, it does not look like [natural gas wells] will be as profitable as they are in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania,” Brock said. “The best prospects are in a small area right on the border of Pennsylvania, and even this profitable region isn’t as profitable as the sweet spot farther south in Pennsylvania.” Gas companies tend to prefer drilling where the shale is at least 4,000 feet into the ground, according to Brock, which is supported by Acton’s statistic that 80 percent of wells drilled shallower than 4,000 feet were low-performing. Unfortunately for prospective natural gas drillers in New York, the Marcellus shale this side of the Pennsylvania border is much shallower than that. Additionally, according to Brock, the most productive wells in the “sweet spot” in Pennsylvania are in shale that is 300 feet thick. The thickest shale in New York is less than 150 feet thick, meaning that companies must use smaller, less efficient subterranean cylinders to extract the gas. Even where the shale is thick enough and deep enough, the wells in New York may still not be profitable. Acton projected that the geology of New York only permitted for 13 wells to be even moderately productive. However, nine of these are in a region where the natural gas is “overcooked,” meaning it has deteriorated into a mixture of water and carbon dioxide and is unusable. Besides the environmental

constraints on fracking, there are legal constraints as well. Of the six counties in the Marcellus shale “fairway,” Broome County is the most highly restricted area, with 47 percent of the county legally off-limits due to restrictions about well placement near waterways, population centers and protected land like state parks. According to Lou Allstadt, the former executive vice president of Mobil, gas companies have been aware of these restrictions, both statutory and environmental, for a while. He asserted that there is little chance of a “fracking boom” in New York, and gas companies have been sealing up wells and selling off leases in New York. “The trend that we’ve seen with most of these companies is a narrowing focus on the Pennsylvania ‘sweet spots’ with little indication of interest outside of these,” Allstadt said. Allstadt also mentioned some of the environmental issues associated with fracking, like the danger of excess methane emissions. For Lemke, potential environmental consequences are a major issue. “From the rogue methane emissions at fracking sites and the emissions of thousands of diesel trucks and generators required for the process, to the unsustainable amounts of fresh water that is needed for fracking,” Lemke wrote. “We are talking about 1-9 million gallons every time they frack one of these wells. Along with where that water comes from, where all the waste water goes afterward now laden with chemicals and possibly radioactive is a grave concern.”

University address opens to students Davina Bhandari Assistant News Editor Operating under the philosophy that bigger can be better without compromising quality, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger addressed the growth of Binghamton University, looking as far into the future as 2020 at his State of the University address on Friday. Stenger structured his State of the University address to coincide with the strategic priorities in his “Road Map to Premier” plan. The Road Map, BU’s strategic five-priority plan, involves growth in graduate education, transforming BU’s learning environment, increasing diversity, enhancing economic, social and cultural impact and optimizing and acquiring resources. As part of the “20 by 2020” goal of enrolling 20,000 students (14,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students), Stenger listed several strategies in the University plan. “If you can get bigger and you can get better, do it,” Stenger said, defining the goal as an “aggressive target.” As part of the Road Map’s first priority regarding graduate education — research, scholarship and creative activities — Stenger spoke on the Graduate Growth Initiative (GGI) and its six areas of focus. “As we look to the future, we know as we compare ourselves to other schools that we are

small as a graduate institution and we need new ideas, and new programs, and to expand our existing programs to become the premier public university,” Stenger said. As these programs grow, more faculty will be required to support the additional students. According to Stenger, faculty can be hired at a faster rate than students are being admitted, lowering the student-to-faculty ratio. Plans for the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy are still underway, with $10 million being set aside by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for its construction. “We need a school that takes advantage of the great research that’s occurring on this campus in the area of pharmaceutical sciences,” Stenger said. With graduate applications up 23 percent and fall enrollment 10 percent higher between last year and this year, Stenger stressed the importance of investing in research. According to Stenger, $7.5 million per year is now invested to get researchers here, get them in laboratories and make sure they are successful. Stenger addressed plans for expansion beyond campus, including ideas for a greater Downtown presence. However, administrators are unsure as to exactly where that would be. “I think we’ve proven to ourselves in the last three years that we can get bigger and get better at the same time,” Stenger said. “But then we have

to make a decision: Where do we grow?” As part of the Road Map priority regarding regional, national and international impact, Stenger spoke on the ways in which BU has stimulated the economy. “We’re Downtown, and we’re growing our student population,” Stenger said. “If you take that as a business model, that’s like bringing a $30 million a year company into the region.” Additionally, Stenger proposed Binghamton’s 4-11 program, which is aimed at providing paid experiential opportunities to recent graduates and assistance for alumni. “Almost half of [our seniors], when they graduate, are still looking for jobs,” Stenger said. “The first thing they need is experience.” This program offers recent graduates opportunities for nine months of career-based, credit-bearing internships and coursework. Unlike previous years, this year’s address took place in the middle of the academic year, as opposed to over winter break, so both faculty and students on campus were able to attend, though most of the audience was faculty and staff. Speaking on behalf of the student body, Student Association President Eric Larson was the first student to speak at the State of the University address. “Binghamton entrusts its

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Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger speaks on stage during his State of the University address. Stenger addressed the inevitable and necessary growth of BU within the structure of his five-part plan, “Road Map to Premier,” formulated in 2013.

student with more responsibility, and it’s precisely because of that that we have more opportunity,” Larson said. “What drew me and a good portion of the students to Binghamton was the price … but what kept me here were those very opportunities.” According to Stenger, the increase to 20,000 students will be met by hiring 180 teaching assistants, 180 faculty and 100 staff members. Stenger addressed that growth in its various forms is necessary for a public university that has demands to meet. “I don’t want to chase the premier publics out there,” Stenger said. “I want to define the premier as we get there.”

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Gizel Islemecioglu, a senior majoring in computer science, works out with Pink Gloves Boxing. The program, which is held in the East Gym on Mondays and Wednesdays, runs for 10 weeks and requires a $110 fee, while the second level costs $75.

PINK continued from Page 1 performing drills including shadowboxing, heavyweight bags, improving agility and total body weight exercises. The final component is conditioning and cool-down. “It’s definitely a workout, but it’s fun and afterward I really feel like I’m a stronger person,” said Juliana Cuomo, a sophomore majoring in nursing. “Boxing is something I never thought I’d get into, but I’m glad I took the class.” There are different tiers of difficulty in the class that students must complete in order. The class is available

to anyone who registers, regardless of experience or levels of fitness. “You really just need to realize that everyone starts somewhere,” Stahovic said. “The goal of Pink Gloves Boxing is to create a community of women who feel comfortable together and are empowered by one another. Everyone is at a different level, but I’ll tell you that that level will never change if you don’t start somewhere.”

The goal ... is to create a community of women who feel comfortable together and are empowered — Stephanie Stahovic Pink Gloves instructor

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A 'southern belle' in the Southern Tier

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Release interviews campus band 'Liberty Belle and the Union Boys' Emily Mancini and Kenneth Herman | Staff Writers From losing a member to scoring gigs at Cyber Cafe West, student band Liberty Belle and the Union Boys have faced many ups and downs in the past year. The alternative/hard rock trio features “Southern Belle” Laura Keim, a junior majoring in music, on bass and lead vocals, alongside Union Boys Andrew Williamson, a graduate student studying business, on vocals and drums and Harrison Teich, an undeclared freshman, on guitar. The trio opened this semester

with a Late Nite show in the Undergrounds, illuminating the stage with glowing drumsticks and head-banging solos. Release: Your guitarist left the project recently. What made you want to continue after losing an integral member? Andrew Williamson: The music goes on. Me and [exguitarist] Graham [Mentis] talked about it, and he was fine with us continuing. He said he would help us find people to replace him and offered to teach them the songs. Laura Keim: I want to pursue music in the future. Music is like my whole

everything, and to me this band isn’t just for fun — it’s practice for when I do this for real. Graham understood that and it just wasn’t his thing, which is fine. It was sad losing him, but we got back up and we’re going strong. R: Has Binghamton’s music scene changed how you play or think about playing live music? LK: I think in a certain way, because at home I had an extremely strong following — my dad’s a music teacher and runs his own business. So every show I did, my dad and his entire business would show up and it’d be great, but coming here it was

like I had to start from scratch. I hate to say I’m a daddy’s girl, but my dad was always there to support me, and when I came here all of a sudden, I was alone and I had to think differently about performing. It’s definitely made me grow a lot as a musician, and I think about music differently now because it’s all about keeping people engaged when you play live because if you don’t, well, they’re gonna come to Late Nite for the free chips and walk away, go take a bus Downtown and get drunk at frats. So we’re constantly thinking about keeping transitions short

between songs, and saying interesting stuff between songs to keep the audience engaged. R: What do you wish could be different about the music scene here? Is it welcoming enough for new bands? LK: I wish it was easier to get people to shows. Honestly, there are plenty of opportunities to get shows on campus like Late Nite and club stuff like WHRW [90.5 FM], BUMP (Binghamton Underground Music Presents), Frost Fest and Spring Fling, but it’d be cool if we could get more students to be aware. B-line and Facebook are a good way to get us out there and get people to come out to shows. I think the scene is welcoming for new bands but intimidating. Last semester, we played the Battle of the Bands and nobody knew us and it was really intimidating at first. AW: It can be kinda terrifying, but it worked out well for us. LK: We’re moving our shows Downtown, making our way. We really like playing house shows because they’re fun and a lot of people come out to see the bands play. R: In what way has working at the WHRW radio station shaped your band? LK: I would not have this band without WHRW. I met Andrew there and we played together one night and I played him one of our songs called “B.D.” and he loved it and then we started this band. And Harrison was an apprentice so we also met him at WHRW, so funny how it all worked out. R: Laura, you study music at Binghamton University. How have you taken what you’ve learned about composition into writing rock music?

LK: Composition-wise, not at all, but I take voice lessons here and I’ve learned a lot. It’s opera, so I’ve learned a lot of technique and applied it to rock singing. It’s great, I don’t get tired, I don’t need to breathe and I’ve got a lot of power now when I sing. AW: I actually majored in music, and I did put some of what I learned into what I play. I was learning some really weird conceptual stuff in class, like “make the drums sound like falling down stairs,” and I’ve incorporated some of it into my own work and some with Liberty Belle and the Union Boys. R: Lastly, any non-musical influences? LK: All my songs I write about are about my life and my friends’ lives, so it’s extremely emotional. Sometimes I feel like my audience knows me so well and I have no idea who they are. The people in the audience know everything about me and they feel it. It’s all heart and feelings. It’s genuine. AW: That’s the best part about us, I feel like it’s real. When Laura shows me a new song, I connect with it and it’s not just because we’re best friends; it’s like I can see into her and the people who listen to our music can see into her, and I think it makes us very accessible and I think people like that. Liberty Belle and the Union Boys will be playing at Fitzie’s Irish Pub on March 22 and at Cyber Cafe West on April 5. They plan to put out their debut album in the near future.

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman, a master A legendedary actor, who took on challenging and unheroic characters, gone too soon Jacob Shamsian | Assistant Release Editor Philip Seymour Hoffman was an unlikely candidate for a great actor. He had soft features and could be described as “schlubby,” totally unlike Humphrey Bogart or Clint Eastwood, who arrest the eyes of viewers with thin bodies and sharp faces. Yet, somehow, Hoffman was one of the greats, commanding the screen in every movie he was in. He was one of the most talented performers we had the fortune of seeing in the movies, and he died all too early from an apparent heroin overdose on Sunday at the age of 46. He was prolific in his career of less than 25 years, with over 60 screen credits, not to mention his work in theater, which garnered him three Tony awards. He won the Academy Award for best actor for “Capote” in 2006 and was nominated as a supporting actor three other times. And aside from those industry awards, he’s won dozens of jury and critics’ awards, from the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival to the National Society of Film Critics for best actor. His greatest performance was in “Synecdoche, New York” (2008). In writer-director Charlie Kaufman’s masterpiece,

Hoffman plays theater director Caden Cotard, who wins a MacArthur Fellowship and uses it to finance an art piece. He buys out an enormous warehouse and in it recreates a city, where actors live the lives he writes. The place evolves into nothing less than a moving metaphor for reality, a cathedral of quotidian life that Cotard uses to try to figure out his own life and past. Unsure how to complete the project, Hoffman keeps it going for over two decades. The movie’s thesis is that life is too big and messy to find meaning in, so the best way to give meaning to our lives is to create it ourselves, though even that is temporary and will become lost over time. Hoffman, however, manages to make Cotard a character who will endure in our minds long after watching the film instead of someone who gets lost in the movie’s complicated structure. Much has been written in the past couple of days about Hoffman’s penchant for selfloathers, his tendency to play unhappy characters and make them comical or empathetic onscreen. Scotty in “Boogie Nights” (1997), his breakout role, and Dean Trumbell in “Punch-Drunk Love” (2002) were glimpses at characters for whom things probably hadn’t

really gone as planned, for whom reality got in the way of ambition. They were people who thought they were doing okay, but didn’t have the lives they dreamed of and didn’t necessarily realize it. Trumbell seems to be a successful businessman, but he’s also a thin-skinned coward who owns a mattress store and runs a phone sex line for extra money. Scotty worked on pornographic film sets and seemed to be having a good time, but gets turned down after trying to pursue a heterosexual pornographic actor. That particular scene is one of Hoffman’s greatest. He depicts a person whom we all fear becoming, someone who tries his hardest to become someone with everything going for him, but who ends up someone who believes nothing will be okay. That “nothing will be okay” factor was one of Hoffman’s signature features. There was nothing heroic about his characters. Even if they were heroes, like his CIA agent in “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007) who’s trying to bring peace to a battle-scarred Afghanistan, there’s no idealization or appreciation waiting for him at the end. Watching him, you got the impression that he couldn’t necessarily save the day no matter how hard he tried.

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Hoffman’s fifth and last collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson was in 2012’s “The Master.” He plays Lancaster Dodd, a charismatic, largerthan-life cult leader, like some kind of combination between Ron L. Hubbard and Orson Welles. Alongside Caden Cotard, it is one of the most complicated performances of his career. Dodd is as mysterious as he is powerful. His past seems to be a patchwork of lies and misdirection, making him a person built on vapors

of information. The movie wouldn’t have worked at all with anyone else in the role. There are so many other performances — Brandt, the Big Lebowski’s sycophant doppelganger in “The Big Lebowski,” avuncular Rolling Stone writer Lester Bangs in “Almost Famous,” a campaign manager who prizes loyalty above all else in “The Ides of March,” the voice of a claymation pen pal with Asperger’s syndrome in “Mary and Max,” just to name a

few. He has a few more movies already filmed and yet to be released, but it seems so wrong that it’s only a few. There’s a line in “Synecdoche, New York” where Cotard discusses his project. He says, “There are nearly 13 million people in the world. None of those people is an extra. They’re all the leads of their own stories. They have to be given their due.” Philip Seymour Hoffman’s story was never given his due.

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With highs in the mid-20s, walking to class is even less enjoyable than usual. Even though there are no underground tunnels here at Binghamton University, it’s still possible to get from (Academic) A to B while staying mostly indoors. All you need is a little creativity. Here’s how to get to some of the farthest places on campus while avoiding the cold: Kathryn Shafsky | Staff Writer

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College-in-the-Woods Dining Hall to Oneida Hall/ Mountainview College Living on the top of a hill can be hard, especially when the cold air comes around. But there is a smarter, warmer way to make it to the top. On the upper level of CIW Dining Hall, there is a door located to the left of the CIW Commons. Go straight up the stairs and through the double doors. Continue up the stairs and past the Residential Life office. Make a right and exit through the door on your left. There may still be a long way to go, but at least it will feel like you did something nice for yourself.

Old Union to East Gym Okay, so let’s be real for a second. There’s no super warm way to get to the East Gym. Still, even a few minutes of heat can make your pre-workout stroll just a little brighter. If you’re coming from Hinman College (or that side of campus), first walk through the library to get to the Union. Again, use the walkway from the Old to New Union, but this time, exit the New Union through the doors adjacent to Red Mango. Once you exit, speed walk toward the Couper Administration Building. Keep toward your right, and get to the gym as fast as you can before you realize that you can no longer feel your right foot. Running is a bonus if you want to get some extra cardio in.

Bartle to Science Library Have you ever wanted to leave Bartle and go to the outlet mecca that is Science Library? Don’t worry, you can be warm too. Exit the library by Jazzman’s and enter Science I to the right of Einstein’s. Immediately make a right and then a left at the end of that hallway. To your left, there will be a stairwell that says “Exit to Science Library.” Go down the spiraling stairs and through the door at the end. There will be a sign directing you to your right. Once you go down that hallway, make a left and you’ll see an exit across from the entrance to Science Library. Stay inside and avoid dry skin for the rest of the winter.

Glenn G. Bartle Library to Academic A Old University Union to Science II For many students, Science II is the farthest science building they’ll ever have to trek to. But in the winter, that trek still seems pretty far. If you’re on the other side of campus, take the new walkway that connects the Old and New Unions (it starts in the hallway near the Tillman Cafe). When you get to the Marketplace, walk toward the main entrance of the New Union, and exit by Fine Arts Building. Use the Fine Arts entrance directly on your right, and walk to the lobby (the one with the big drawings on the wall). Use that exit, and walk or run, depending on the wind chill, to the main entrance of Science Library. At the end of the hallway, make a left and continue straight. You’ll make it to Science II without feeling like you’ve made your way through the arctic.

If you registered for a class last semester and didn’t realize what the AA stood for, you may be regretting that long, windy walk to Academic A. Start at Bartle, and walk through the lobby toward Lecture Hall. Enter Lecture Hall directly across from the library, and enter the hallway leading to Student Wing by Lecture Hall 12. Make a right at the end of the hallway, continue straight past the elevators and go through the door on your left. At the bottom of the stairs, go through the double doors on your right, and you will be in the basement of Academic A.

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eople have a lot of complaints about Binghamton University. It’s cold. Hawley is always on fire. There are classes. But most of all, we don’t have a football team.

Then, Sunday’s miserable Super Bowl got us thinking: If Bearcats football were a thing, would it just be disapointing? Yes, because Binghamton. For starters, if BU had a football team, we’d need a Binghamton Bearcats Football Stadium. We assume this would be creatively named “Football Stadium” to match the rest of campus, but if we did open up to corporate sponsorship, where would “M&T Field” go? We could always

just level Old Dickinson and call it a day — or bulldoze the Marketplace and close down campus for another 18-month (and counting!) renovation. Regardless, it would still smell like Indian food for years. But how would having a football team impact our campus culture? Could BU students possibly drink more than they already do? Think about it. With students already getting

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loud on Friday and Saturday nights, adding Saturday afternoon tailgates to the mix would lead to an ungodly swell in alcohol intake. Harpur’s Ferry would need backup. It would be like Parade Day every weekend, and we could be like our friends at Michigan and other big-time football schools and post tailgating pics to Facebook at 9 a.m. after a night out. Besides, what’s the sense in taking on a whole

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Casual sex can be seriously dangerous You may just want to get off but you could end up with a headache of stress Stephanie DeRosa Contributing Columnist

We learn it from movies, television and real life: College is the place for casual sex. Meeting lots of people at parties, bars, dorms and classrooms means there are plenty of opportunities for it. And a mutual love for “The Daily Show” is reason enough to sleep with someone, right? Well, maybe not. When hormones are raging, you probably don’t want to wait around for a relationship to have sex if you’re not already in one, but after a recent Ohio State University study, I would suggest otherwise. Many college students opt for casual hook ups instead of relationships to avoid adding stress to their already stressful lives. But it turns out that choosing a friendwith-benefits over a significant

other isn’t doing you or your partner any favors. The study suggests that there’s a direct correlation between casual sex and poor mental health in young adults. Sara Sandberg-Thoma, a researcher on the study, said that the results “[provide] evidence that poor mental health can lead to casual sex, but also that casual sex leads to additional declines in mental health.” Having casual sex to feel better can actually make a person feel worse. This means that whether a sunless Binghamton winter has you experiencing seasonal depression or your body image is on shaky ground, relying on casual hook ups to improve your mood will not work. It will only cause more anxiety and deepen mental issues. While these results may not hold true for everyone, it’s still better

to be safe than sorry. Considering the negative effects, such as increased depression and thoughts of suicide, it’s so important that college students take casual sex more seriously. This is especially true for those already struggling with depressive symptoms due to factors unrelated to sex. Another study at the University of Missouri noted that people who consistently had new partners after a breakup for over half a year showed “a lack of recovery and an inability to move on.” Though it may work for some, rebound sex isn’t always the healthiest way to get over an ex. If a casual hook up isn’t providing closure or helping a person move on and toward a new relationship, it isn’t helping at all. Aside from potentially having

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negative effects on your mental health, there are other reasons to pass up sleeping with a friend or a stranger instead of a girlfriend or boyfriend. If it’s not an exclusive relationship, who knows how many other people either of you are having sex with? And like we all learned in high school, this is how STDs spread. If there’s a lack of communication, intentions can be misinterpreted and all of sudden, a booty call is causing more drama than it’s worth. Lastly, avoiding committed relationships now may make it harder to commit in the future. It’s important to consider the pros and cons of casual sex as well as your mental health before you jump into a friends-with-benefits type of situation. It’s tempting to fill your entire college career with commitment-free sex, but sometimes the relationship route is the better choice. — Stephanie DeRosa undeclared sophomore.



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Teach For America disappoints

Feminist? You better believe it

Education inequality persists despite bright-eyed grads

Sexism isn't a myth and the right to vote isn't enough

that they will have acquired the necessary skills and mindset for teaching students across all levels of performance. It also promises a competence for handling demanding and troubling situations within the school districts and communities in which they are teaching. Some of those communities are a few of the poorest and most dangerous areas in the United States. But the intensive training program is merely intensive by name and description. Former TFA corps members have shared their own negative experiences during the training program. One former member, Olivia Blanchard, wrote in an article published in The Atlantic in September 2013, “Personally, I taught two 90-minute classes per week, a far cry from the 10 hours per week described in the publicity materials — and ‘experienced teachers’ usually meant new TFA alumni with two years of classroom experience.” The training program promised is vastly different from the reality, and that reality is hardly adequate preparation for the difficulty of teaching in severely lowincome areas, let alone for teaching at all. After training concludes, the corps members enter their classrooms in the school and district chosen for them, for a contracted two years. Corps members can teach any subject, ranging from English to physics, and any age, ranging

shape, she is taught to feel hideous. She will starve herself and spend time with her fingers down her throat, as tears run down her face, trying to be beautiful. She will throw away copious amounts of money on clothes and makeup to try and be something that will never be tangible. She will be told from a young age that beauty is pain and the compliments she should strive to receive are not, “You’re so clever” or “You’re so kind,” but “You’re such a pretty girl!” She will also consider a knife if it will make her more acceptable. The fact that cosmetic vaginal surgery exists is a reason why I need feminism; I haven’t heard of any cosmetic surgery to make dicks bigger and balls better-looking. When women attain a powerful position in their field, they can expect to be called bitches if they act any way other than passive. Male co-workers will still talk to them as if they are naive and fragile. Women can expect to be patronized when going to car dealerships or purchasing computers. A single father is an amazing, dedicated man who has sacrificed so much to be with his children; a single mother is assumed to be trashy, a slut and a bad mother. Women will spend their lives subconsciously apologizing for their gender. They will be ashamed of speaking their mind and uncomfortable

Julianne Cuba Columnist

Just thinking about placing myself in the front of a classroom causes me anxiety. I can actually feel my throat closing up and the sweat building up on my forehead. I have never pictured myself as an educator, but I have many friends who have an unyielding passion for it, and who would all make for excellent teachers. Those who want to be teachers, the ones who share that same enthusiasm and truly want to educate our youth and make a difference in our nation, I warn, should not teach for America. Teach For America (TFA), a nonprofit organization whose goal is to “eliminate education inequity in America,” was founded by Wendy Kopp in 1989. Kopp, a graduate of Princeton University, studied the education system in America in college and created the nonprofit organization as her thesis. One year later, her idea came to fruition, and TFA began with just 500 members. This past fall, TFA sent over 10,000 corps members into classrooms for the first time. And TFA hopes to continue to expand to 13,000 members within the next few years. These bright young leaders, most of them fresh out of college and eager to change the world, start the corps with a five-week intensive training program. Upon completion of the training program, TFA promises the corps members that they will be ready to teach in classrooms on their own, and

from pre-school to high school, including special education. If the mission of TFA is to ensure that “all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education,” why are we allowing ill-prepared college graduates to be at the forefront of such an undertaking? It seems like such a promising plan — recruit fresh, smart and energetic young adults to fix the education crisis in our country that long-trained and qualified teachers have been unable to do. But unfortunately, those short two-year contracts lead to poor attrition rates, and the complacency of many of the new corps members, who think they can fix something much bigger than themselves, only further perpetuates the problem. One community and civil rights activist from Chicago, Jitu Brown, feels that the way TFA is set up completely nullifies its purpose. Brown said, “They get their badge of honor teaching for two years and they leave.” Though it is anticipated that the majority of the corps members will then go on to education reform where they can tackle the issues at their start, many do not, and the dangerously high numbers of uneducated youth in our country remain a steadfast concern.

The intensive training program is merely intensive by name

— Julianne Cuba is a senior double-majoring in history and Chinese.

Anita Raychawdhuri Contributing Columnist

I am a feminist. Yep — that terrifying word that tells everyone I’m a crazy braburner and man-hater. When the topic of feminism comes up, I admit to my flawed label and multiple times have been hit with the question of “Why?” Some men and women seem confused as to why feminism is even necessary. Women can vote, right? We’re basically equal; “Sexism is a myth, you silly feminazi!” Those words are enough to make me go red in the face. Sorry to disappoint you all, but gender inequality is still very much a reality worldwide. A woman doesn’t have the privilege of wearing what she wants for fear that a man wouldn’t be able to control himself from raping her. She can also guarantee a fellow female will be all too quick to call her a “slut” for any number of behaviors or outfits. If she is sexually assaulted, she can count on somebody blaming her for doing something sexually provocative. She will probably be made to feel bad multiple times about her sexual choices by both men and women, whether she practices abstinence or promiscuity. She will be objectified and pressured and made to feel that she must simultaneously fit into the dichotomy of “bad girl” and “good girl.” A woman doesn’t have the privilege of growing up being taught to be comfortable in her body. No matter her body

saying what they think with certainty because women are taught to be overly conscious of what they say as opposed to men, who are taught to own their opinions with loud confidence. An employer might tell them they can’t be hired because they may inconvenience the company due to childbirth. They may be called lesbians because God forbid they don’t want to wear heels and a pencil skirt to work, choose a pantsuit instead or decide that long hair is annoying and pull it back. I need feminism because if I have a daughter, I want her to grow up in a world where she can be whoever she wants without having to consider all the implications attached to having a vagina. I don’t want her to feel uncomfortable about female experiences like menstruation and pregnancy. I want her to feel beautiful in her own skin and realize that a female can be worthy even if she doesn’t look like a Victoria’s Secret model. I want her to own and define her sexuality on her own terms, whether she wants one sexual partner or 15. Most of all, I want her to realize that whether she wants to be a stayat-home mom or a CEO, she is capable of it, even if the world wants her to believe otherwise.

Sorry to disappoint you all, but gender inequality is still very much a reality worldwide

— Anita Raychawdhuri is a freshman majoring in English.

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Jennie Finch headlines CWA Luncheon at BU Event has raised nearly $150,000 for female student-athlete scholarship fund since first affair in 2006 Ari Kramer Sports Editor The list of accolades and championships on Jennie Finch’s resume could make almost any college athlete feel unaccomplished. The first-team All-American honors — all three of them. The College World Series title. The Olympic gold medal, and — eh — the silver one, too. But Finch, now a 33-year-old mother of three, has harnessed her legacy as possibly the greatest collegiate softball pitcher of all time, tapping her reputation as a source of inspiration. She spoke Monday afternoon at Binghamton University’s Celebrating Women’s Athletics Luncheon, an annual affair held at the Events Center to recognize the achievements of

“It’s amazing to see how far we have come as women, in sports especially” — Jennie Finch Olympic gold medalist

the school’s female studentathletes and bolster scholarship funds. “My message is to be the best you. Life’s short. Make the most of the opportunities that you have,” Finch told media before addressing the crowd of more than 500 guests. “It’s amazing to see how far we have come as women, in sports especially. Just seeing the changes that it has allowed me to make and just knowing the impact athletics plays, especially in our young women’s lives, is so important.” Finch flew into Binghamton on Sunday night and spent Monday morning with the University’s Division I softball team, which opens its season on Feb. 14 at a tournament hosted by South Florida. The Bearcats will face four power conference programs that weekend. “We got to just talk about the game doesn’t know rankings, the game doesn’t know the name on the jersey on the front,” Finch said. “Just go out there and believe in yourselves and have fun. Make the most of it.” Softball senior second baseman Jessica Bump described meeting Finch as an unforgettable experience. “Her advice about preparation and mentality are things that we as a team are going to think about while working to achieve our goals

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Former University of Arizona and Team USA softball standout Jennie Finch signs an autograph after speaking at the CWA Luncheon on Monday.

this season,” Bump wrote in a Facebook message. “I think after today we are even more excited to step out onto the field and play Bearcats softball.” Finch addressed more than just the softball team at the reception, when she spoke of the growth and achievements of women in sports. “It’s amazing to see how far

we’ve come as women,” Finch said, “and because of 1972 (when Title IX was enacted), we have a chance to live out our dreams, further our education, further society and inspire others to be better.” Volleyball senior co-captain Grace Vickers represented BU’s female student-athletes at the podium, expressing her

gratitude for Title IX and the opportunities she sought at BU. Since the first annual CWA Luncheon, the event has raised nearly $150,000 toward a scholarship fund, awarded to two female BU student-athletes each year. For Finch, helping the cause by speaking at events like the CWA Luncheon is an

opportunity to give back. “Now I’m a mother of three and speaking, doing camps and clinics and traveling around,” Finch said. “Being a mom is my ultimate favorite thing of all, but it’s always great to be around athletics because it’s who I am and has given me so much.”

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The Binghamton men’s tennis team captured the doubles point and lost only one singles match in its 6-1 victory over Bryant Sunday afternoon at Brown’s Pizzitola Sports Center. It was the Bearcats’ first win of the spring after their 2014 campaign began with back-to-back losses to Brown and Xavier on Feb. 1. After BU swept all three doubles matches, junior Robin Lesage earned a 6-3 win in the third set of his match to secure a win at No. 1 singles. No. 2 sophomore Alexander Maisin won two closely contested sets, 6-5, 6-5, to win his match, while sophomore Eliott Hureau put forth the most dominating performance of the afternoon, defeating his opponent, 6-1, 6-1, to get the win at No. 4 singles. Freshman Frenk Kote and sophomore Sid Hazarika also earned wins for Binghamton at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively. The Bearcats will host Cleveland State on Feb. 7. Play is set to begin at 7 p.m. from the Bearcats Sports Complex.

King's record-tying high jump highlights track and field's weekend Staff Reports The Binghamton track and field squads competed at the Penn State National Open on Friday and Saturday and at the Cornell Robert Kane Invitational on Sunday. There was no team scoring kept at either meet. Junior Jon King provided the most impressive performance of the weekend, tying a Binghamton school record in the men’s high jump at Penn State. He finished seventh in his event with a height of 6-9 to tie the record set by Daye Kaba in 1997. Junior Brandon Bordeau captured a win at Cornell in the men’s shot put with a distance of 52-4. The Bearcats also had three runners-up at Cornell, with sophomore Josh Miller in the men’s 500 (1:06.16), sophomore Kierra Arthur in the women’s 60 hurdles (9.07) and junior Tonika Forrester in the women’s triple jump (36-4). Binghamton is next set to compete in the Sykes & Sabock Challenge at Penn State on Feb. 7-8.

The Binghamton swimming and diving teams swept Marist on Saturday afternoon at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center, with the men’s team winning, 167-128, and the women earning a 179-121 victory in both squads’ final regular-season dual meet. Junior Caitlin Kelly won the women’s 50 and 100 freestyle with times of 23.72 and 52.20, respectively, to set two Binghamton pool records. Junior Corinne Zotter won both the 100 (1:06.11) and 200 breaststroke (2:27.56), and fellow junior Shannon Lampe earned top honors in the 100 backstroke (59.37) and 500 freestyle (5:12.36). Sophomore Selina Ng also garnered two victories, winning the 100 butterfly (58.75) and 200 butterfly (2:10.27). Meanwhile, on the men’s side, sophomore Andrew Duszynski captured both the 200 and 500 freestyle races with times of 1:44.90 and 4:45.30, respectively. Sophomore Brian McKenna took both the 50 (21.38) and 100 freestyle (48.08), and fellow sophomore Tommy Cummings won the 100 breaststroke (58.53) and 200 IM (1:58.86). In diving, junior Devin Zdanowski was victorious in both the one- and three-meter events with scores of 275.63 and 310.50, respectively.

Women's tennis takes two of three over weekend Staff Reports After a 2-5 loss at Army in its dual match opener on Friday, the Binghamton women’s tennis team earned back-to-back victories against Sacred Heart, 5-2, on Saturday and Seton Hall, 4-2, on Sunday to move to 2-1. Sophomore Agatha Ambrozy highlighted the weekend after an exciting 3-6, 6-4, 10-7 victory against Seton Hall completed her perfect 3-0 weekend at No. 6 singles. Sophomore Alexis Tashiro earned two singles victories over the weekend with a 7-5, 6-2 win on Saturday and a 6-2, 6-7 (0-7), 11-9 win on Sunday. Against Seton Hall, freshman Annie DiMuro, sophomores Sara Kohtz and Shea Brodsky, and junior Katherine Medianik all earned singles victories. The Bearcats have the rest of the week off before they are set to participate in the ECAC Championships on Feb. 7-9. The championship will be held at Columbia’s tennis facility.

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With skid at seven, BU hosts first-place Stony Brook Injury to groin, hip region renders Madray doubtful as Bearcats hope to avenge Jan. 15 loss to Seawolves Ari Kramer Sports Editor

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Freshman guard Marlon Beck II has scored in double figures just once in his last seven games. He averages 9.1 points per game this season.

When the Binghamton men’s basketball team visited Stony Brook for the first of two meetings this season, BU head coach Tommy Dempsey stashed his best player on the bench for most of the 67-47 loss. Sophomore guard Jordan Reed, who missed each of his four field goal attempts and turned the ball over three times in nine minutes in the Jan. 15 clash, will play tonight when the Seawolves (16-7, 8-1 America East) visit the Events Center. But Dempsey will likely not have the luxury of sending freshman forward Nick Madray into the game. Madray, ailing from a hip/lower back/groin injury sustained in practice over the weekend, missed Sunday’s game at UMass Lowell. X-rays were negative, but Madray arrived at Monday’s practice on crutches. “We’ve got to be sure. We can’t put him out there until we have all the answers,” Dempsey said. “It’s a little vague what’s going on … We’re not going to put him in harm’s way until we have all the answers.” With Madray potentially sidelined and senior forward Roland Brown available but battling an illness, the Bearcats (4-18, 1-8 AE) will field a thin frontcourt against the AE’s most dominant post player: sophomore Jameel Warney, whom Dempsey recruited heavily while coaching at Rider. Warney, who scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting and snatched nine rebounds

Wrestling downs Boston U. Bearcats overcome 11-point deficit for first home win Matt Turner Pipe Dream Sports

The Binghamton wrestling team overcame an early deficit to defeat Boston University, 2318, in Sunday’s match at the West Gym. The Terriers (3-8) led, 154, halfway through the match until 184-pound junior Caleb Wallace sparked a comeback that would put the Bearcats (410) up, 23-15, as they rallied for four straight wins. Four of Binghamton’s five wins produced bonus points. “I think heading into the match, we had a good feeling the individual matchups could be split 5-5,” Binghamton head coach Matt Dernlan said. “We understood bonus points were going to be critical to the outcome of the match.” Wallace (12-11, 6-8 duals) was in control through the majority of his match against 184-pound freshman Aaron Conrad and ended the bout when he threw Conrad on his back at 5:58. The win brought the Bearcats within striking

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distance with the score at 1510. Following Wallace’s victory, 197-pound senior Cody Reed (21-8, 8-3 duals) dominated Boston University’s 184-pound senior Alex Najjar to a 21-9 major decision. The win extended Reed’s personal win streak to eight consecutive and brought the Bearcats within one point, 15-14. Dernlan praised Reed’s work ethic and stated that “consistency” was the one factor of his game that he needed to work on. Yet after eight straight wins, Dernlan said there’s “no secret, no magic … he’s believing the game plan we’re putting in front of him, and he’s executing them flawlessly.” BU took the lead for good when heavyweight junior Tyler Deuel (23-5, 12-2 duals) earned his team-high ninth pin of the season against heavyweight senior Kevin Innis with six seconds left in the second period. Deuel’s victory was his 11th consecutive duals win. Dernlan praised Deuel’s growth as a wrestler and leader, calling the No. 31 ranking

he carried into the weekend “pretty significant.” “To our guys’ credit, after the 174, after losing four out of the first five, momentum was really in Boston’s favor, it was … a big character moment for our upper-weights,” Dernlan said. 125-pound junior David White sealed the Bearcats’ victory with a close win against 125-pound senior Bubba McGinley. White, ranked at No. 32, was tied with McGinley, 6-6, and was suffering from riding time before escaping and scoring the deciding takedown with 36 seconds left. He held on to win, 9-6. Binghamton’s fourth winner was 149-pound junior Joe Bonaldi, who defeated 149-pound junior Peter Ishiguro, 19-8. Bonaldi recorded eight takedowns in his major decision. Next up, the Bearcats will take on EIWA rival Hofstra on Feb. 7. The two are set to start action at 7 p.m. from the Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead, N.Y.

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Beck II will face the tall task of busting out of a shooting slump against the AE’s second-most efficient defense. Beck, who averages 9.1 points per game on 32.2 percent shooting, has reached double figures just once in his last seven games. He has converted 14 of his 57 field goal attempts (24.6 percent) during that stretch, resembling a vastly different offensive player than the one that torched Cornell for 27 points on Nov. 13. “You go through that sometimes as a player, especially as a young player,” Dempsey said. “He’s at a stretch of the season where I think he just needs to see the ball go in the basket. He’s lost a little bit of confidence, and hopefully he can regain that shooting form that he had early in the year because we need him to put the ball in the basket.” With Madray potentially sidelined, Beck’s offensive output will be even more critical to Binghamton’s chances of sticking with Stony Brook. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Events Center.

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against Binghamton last month, averages 15.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game — both marks rank second in the conference. “We’re going to be a little bit challenged in there with … Warney,” Dempsey said. “We’re going to have to do it by committee. We’re not going to shut him down with one guy … We’re just not built to play him one-on-one. Neither is anybody else in the league right now.” Stony Brook sophomore guard Carson Puriefoy, who averages 11.8 points per game, has missed the last two games with a groin injury. Even if Puriefoy does not play tonight, senior guard Anthony Jackson will add a veteran scoring presence Binghamton did not have to combat on Jan. 15. Jackson did not suit up for the first meeting between the two teams, as he served a threegame suspension. He averages 13.8 points per game, and has poured in 20 or more four times this season. “He adds a lot. He’s a really good guard in this league, a potential first-team all-league guard,” Dempsey said. “We were fortunate that he didn’t play in the first matchup. His presence here [tonight] makes them a much better team.” And his scoring ability should only help a Stony Brook team that shot 47.7 percent against Binghamton on Jan. 15. Though the Bearcats struggled defensively, they had even more trouble scoring against the Seawolves’ suffocating man-toman. Freshman guard Marlon

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Junior forward Sharae Swinson nearly had a double-double with 17 points and 9 rebounds in Binghamton’s 72-53 loss at New Hampshire on Sunday.

After even first half, New Hampshire holds BU offense to 35-percent shooting, 23 points in second frame E.Jay Zarett Pipe Dream Sports

For the first time since its Jan. 11 loss to Maine, the Binghamton women’s basketball team took a lead into halftime on Sunday. But after keeping pace with New Hampshire through the first 20 minutes, the Bearcats (4-18, 1-8 America East) would relinquish their onepoint halftime advantage as the Wildcats (13-8, 7-1 AE) outscored BU by 20 points in the second to earn a 72-53 win from Lundholm Gymnasium. In a first half that was filled with runs, sophomore forward Morgan Murphy and junior forward Sharae Swinson scored consecutive baskets to open the game for Binghamton.

New Hampshire, fueled by two 3-pointers from senior guard Kelsey Hogan, responded with 14 of the next 16 points, building a 14-6 lead over Binghamton six minutes into the game. But a 5-0 spurt by the Bearcats, capped by a steal and layup by senior guard Vaneeshia Paulk, brought the visitors within three points. Two 3-pointers and a layup by New Hampshire extended its lead to 11 before Binghamton, led by Swinson, closed the half on a 19-7 run to take its onepoint lead into the locker room. Swinson recorded 12 points and seven rebounds in the period. “Offensively I think we did a nice job of capitalizing and getting the ball into the highpost area,” Binghamton head coach Nicole Scholl said. “And

I think our post players did a good job of attacking the basket.” Murphy started the scoring in the second half after converting an and-one layup to push the Bearcats’ lead to four. From there, things began to slip away from BU. Backto-back 3-pointers from New Hampshire’s Hogan and junior guard Ariel Gaston followed by a conventional 3-point play from sophomore guard Elizabeth Belanger swung the scoreboard back in favor of the Wildcats. Binghamton would not regain the lead, and New Hampshire saw its advantage peak at 22 before eventually settling at 19. “Our transition defense wasn’t working,” Scholl said about her team’s struggles after the halftime break. “They

hit a couple of threes and then we came down and settled for outside shots where we had success early going inside. And we kind of went away from that and weren’t getting easy looks at the basket.” New Hampshire was led by Belanger, who finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Freshman guard Kristen Anderson contributed 14 points, including three 3-pointers. Scholl praised the play of Murphy, who led all scorers with 19 points on 73 percent shooting from the field. “Murphy has been great,” Scholl said. “She has been gaining confidence in every game. She has been doing a really good job of scoring the ball.” Swinson also chipped in with

17 points and nine rebounds. Now the loser of seven straight games, Binghamton will look to stop the bleeding on Wednesday at Stony Brook. BU is now tied for last in the conference standings with UMBC at 1-8 AE, while the Seawolves’ 6-3 AE record is good for third. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Pritchard Gymnasium.

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