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W W W. W C U Q U A D. C O M MONDAY. APRIL 16, 2012

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Student organizes 5K run, honors Veterans By Angela Thomas News Editor

While most students are running toward the end of the semester, fourth-year student, Sarah Robinson, is “Running For the Bricks.” Robinson, an English major and a member of The Honors College and Honors Student Association, is preparing for her 5K run, “Standing Strong 5K, Run for the Bricks!” The 5K will be on Saturday, April 21, with registration starting at 10:30 a.m. The actual 5K will begin at 12 p.m. Robinson, who is an active member oncampus as well as a full-time worker, put together the 5K as a capstone project. “Since I’m involved in the Honors College, I’m in Honors College class 10x, and we have our own curriculum where we do not have to take general education courses, so we have our own required courses, and they all lead up to the capstone,” Robinson explained. “We do our senior project where we incorporate all the things we learned about leadership. Leadership and service are the cornerstones of the Honors College alternative curriculum.” The capstone requirements require students to make a positive impact on a community in need, incorporate what they know, and create the project to be sustainable. Robinson chose a 5K as her capstone project. Robinson chose her

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community in need, that they have,” Rob- various 5Ks. Robinson have been putting flyers fects.” Veterans and the Stu- inson said. “When you also recruited her moth- everywhere possible. “I would like students Robinson reached out to get involved because dent Veteran Group, break it down, it’s not a er to help her out with not only because she very high percentage of promoting the event to the local recruitment maybe they will make feels passionate about students that are here because of her mother’s office in town and has some friendships or the military and Veter- on the GI Bill but it is wealth of knowledge even had the 5K event because it is $20 for a ans but also for person- still 1,000 people. It and connections within on the WCU homepage good cause and you can is still affecting some- the running commu- and Stall Seat Jour- run around downtown al reasons. nal. Robinson recently and it is not out of stu“My brother, Mike, is body.” The GI Bill gives nity. “I thought attending went on-air at WCUR dents way,” Robinson in the Marines and he students in the milihas done multiple tours tary various benefits, some 5Ks would give 91.7 FM to promote said. Pretzels will also overseas and just got including scholarships me an idea of what the event as well as the be provided to particihome last Friday from and such to attend col- to do, but boy was I West Chester Weekly. pants as well as $50 “I still need peo- cash prize for the top Afghaniple to sign-up,” male and female in the stan, so Robinson said. So run. T-shirts will be givthat was far, 30 people have en to the first 100 regisp r e t t y signed up but she tered runners. awesome,” is hoping for more. Robinson Students, faculty and “I want to foster staff can obtain a signsaid. “He relationships be- up sheet at The Vetis statween young Vet- erans Center website, tioned in erans and other http://www.wcupa.edu/ Arizona, so people in the com- veteranscenter or by I don’t get munity, especially searching on Facebook to see him young students,” for the public event yet, but Robinson said. “It titled “Standing Strong at least is so sad with all 5K.” Students, faculty he is back the post-traumatic and staff are also enhome in stress disorders couraged to visit the the states. and just general Veterans Center at For me, it social disorienta- 624 South High Street. is importion that young For tant that more informaVeterans feel when tion on the run, conwe support they return home. tact Sarah Robinson our troups d e s p i t e Robinson’s inspiration for the 5K run, her brother, Michael, pictured aboved Courtesy of Sarah Robinson Even as they enter at sarah.k.robinson@ school for higher gmail.com. our politieducation, they cal affiliaAngela Thomas is a wrong,” Robinson said, feel so alienated and fourth-year student majortions,” Robinson said. lege. Robinson met with gaining new apprecia- just so unprepared for ing in English. She can be “Because personally, I Davidson, tion for event planners. civilian life that some- reached at AT683005@ do not support going Lawrence All proceeds from the times it has tragic af- wcupa.edu. to the war in Afghani- director of The Veterstan or going to war in ans Center and Joshua 5K will go to the DelaIraq, but I support my Roar, the Student Vet- ware County Veterans Pre-registration costs $20 and brother and the other eran Group President Memorial, which Robsoldiers because that is to brainstorm possible inson noted was Davidcan be mailed to the WCU activities for the SVG son’s idea. The Delaimportant to me.” Robinson wanted to in which they decided ware County Veterans Veterans Center at 624 South help out the Students together to do a 5K. Memorial is on West Davidson, Chester Pike and will Veteran Center and Robinson, High Street, West Chester, Pa. group because they and Roar decided on the be completed in Novemare relatively new on- 5K because “it was ath- ber. 19383 or students, faculty and Robinson has been campus. According to letic and in the military, staff can register the day of the Robinson, the Center is you need to be athletic,” hard at work trying to get the word out about nearly 2 years old and Robinson explained. event for $25. The 5K will Robinson, an avid run- the 5K run. She has the Student Veteran Group is nearly a year ner, also agreed on the posted flyers up in difbegin at the corner of Market 5K because of her love ferent gyms in the area old. “You wouldn’t believe for running and her and the YMCA. Robinand Church Streets. the lack of resources amazing experience in son, along with Roar,


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Students stand up for their education By Alex Hibbs and Hannah Peters Special to The Quad On July 1, when Pa. Governor Tom Corbett completes the annual budget, it will allocate funds to West Chester University and the 13 other state-owned universities in Pennsylvania. If the budget Corbett proposed is passed, schools can expect a 20% loss in their government funding compared with the 20112012 fiscal year. This comes after the 19% loss in state funds from 2010-2011. As a result, WCU students paid 7.5% more for their tuition in the fall of 2011 than they had in 2010. These cuts have also lead to the loss of the WCU Children’s Center. In response, students and faculty at WCU, alongside the 13 other Pennsylvania State System of Higher Edu-

cation (PASSHE) universities, have been organizing an opposition. On March 28, 2012, Lisa Millhous, President of the West Chester chapter for the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), led WCU students to a rally on the steps of the capitol building in Harrisburg to peacefully protest the budget cuts. “We have to make sure our voices are heard because the decision will be made on June 30th,” Millhous said. WCU Students and faculty have planned and carried out various demonstrations on West Chester’s campus. One such demonstration will be taking place on Wednesday April 18 at 12:50 p.m. in the Academic Quad. This is part of a state-wide day of action. “I’m excited for this event. It will send a

powerful message in the hope that changes will be made,” WCU Student and activist, Jake Babb said. Students are also prepping for the Presidential and State Primary elections on April 24, 2012. All of the members of the PA House are up for reelection and all of them will be casting votes before July 1 on the state budget. Lisa Millhous added, “We need to make sure people get out and vote because legislators will be looking at the results of this primary to understand where their constituents are.” Alex Hibbs is a student at West Chester University majoring in English. He can be reached at AH735688@wcupa.edu. Hannah Peters is a secondyear student majoring in Latin and German with a minor in studio art. She can be reached at HP744135@ wcupa.edu.

A Special Announcement concerning the Recreation Center An email with the subject line, “WCU First” is being circulated around campus (most of these notes have been sent from a person named Bill Spencer) indicating concerns about some construction materials that are being used to build the Rec Center. The University is aware that the International Brotherhood for Electrical Workers has voiced concerns and is distributing materials about the electrical work of a non-union electrical contracting firm doing the work on the Student Recreation Center. Please be assured that every contractor on the job site is doing work with an oversight by the Design Professionals and a Project Management/Construction Management firm, engaged through the Commonwealth of PA’s pre-approved open-ended-contracts. However, just to be sure all concerns are addressed, President Weisenstein has requested that WCU engage an independent consultant to review and report back to him on the allegations. The independent consultant has already been hired and has been on the job for about a week. A written report on their findings should be coming forth in approximately a week and we will keep you posted. -West Chester University Administration

PAGE 3 MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

*1 in 3 college students experience a mental illness *Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students WHERE TO GO FOR HELP: In any emergency call 911* or Public Safety at 610-436-3311 Chester County Hospital 701 East Marshall Street West Chester, Pa. 19383 610-431-5000 Counseling & Psychological Services 241 Lawrence Center West Chester University 610-436-2301 Student Health/Wellness Center 2nd Floor, Wayne Hall West Chester University 610-436-2509/610-436-3276 HELPFUL COPING STRATEGIES TO USE: *Talk to a friend, Journaling, Physical Exercise, Breathing Exercises *Meditation, Take a Break, Take a Walk, Listening to Music


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World Vision’s 30-Hour famine West Chester Students are “LOVE HUNGRY.” They will band together to fight hunger and save lives. Nearly 8,000 children die each day because of hunger. Another child dies every 10 seconds. By Joseph Keerthy Special to The Quad

Wars and natural disasters dominate the world’s daily headlines, but behind the scenes and far from the spotlight, hunger and preventable diseases claim the lives of 24,000 of the world’s children every day. More than 1 billion people go hungry every day. More than 6 billion live on the planet. One in six will go hungry tonight. Why so many? For some families, the only food they have is whatever they can grow themselves. One drought or flood can wipe out a year’s harvest. When it does, there is no supermarket or food bank they can turn to. Others can barely afford food despite their best efforts. Either way, hunger is anything but yesterday’s problem. For 1 billion people, it is a problem right now. But world hunger is 100 % preventable, and students from West Chester University are ready to help. On April 20, students will be joining the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the nation who will set aside the usual ‘stuff ’ that fills their daily lives. Instead, they will do World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine because they are “love hungry” – the

theme for this year. By going without food, they get a taste of what the world’s poorest children and families face every day. Prior to the weekend event, students will raise funds with the knowledge that every $30 raised can help feed and care for a child for a month. Groups are also encouraged to perform hands-on service projects during the weekend in order to make a difference in their own communities. As part of the Famine, WCU students will be engaging in activities and games that will heighten their awareness of the global impact of hunger. They will also sing worship songs, hear a message brought from the Word of God, and on Saturday, they will be volunteering in order to ease the suffering within the West Chester community. Funds raised by 30Hour Famine participants help feed and care for children in communities in need around the globe through World Vision. A portion of the funds raised assist families in need in the United States. Famine funds contribute to World Vision’s response in areas where famine, conflict, and other crises make children vulnerable to hunger and preventable disease. Since 1992, 30 Hour

Famine has raised close to $140 million, representing countless lives saved. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries, helping approximately 100 million people every year. WCU’s 30-Hour Famine will take place from 6 p.m. on April 20 to 6:30 p.m. April 21 at 200 South Church Street. There’s an easy 3 step process to ign up: Step 1: Register online at http://support. worldvision.org/goto/ westchesteru and select “join our team.” Note that it is not a requirement to set a fundraising goal to participate. Step 2: E-mail Caitlyn at wcu30hrfamine@ gmail.com with your phone number and Tshirt size. Step 3: Come to The Journey on Friday, April 20 with $15 (cash only-- payment for Tshirt) and any cash or check donations you have collected. Donations can also be made on-line at the page above, and for fellowship and learning more about world hunger. For more information on WCU’s 30-Hour Famine, e-mail Caitlyn Rivera at wcu30hrfamine@gmail.com. Visit http://sites. google.com/site/ wcu30hrfamine/home to learn more about the famine.

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Fraternity attempts to bring Boy Scouts of America to campus By Timothy Fariss Special to The Quad

Alpha Phi Omega, Omicron Upsilon Chapter, is petitioning for a Venturing Crew organization oncampus. Venturing Crew is one of the newer additions to the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts have evolved over the years to serve as many young adults as possible. A Venturing Crew is designed for young men and women from ages 1420 to create and attend higher activity events under the guidance of adults over the age of 21. These activities range from camp outs, hiking, kayaking, archery training, and caving, among

many others. Venturing Scouts have access to all Boy Scouts of America’s resources and campsites. The Chester County Council is proposing WCU’s Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, to sponsor a Venturing Crew. The bridge between Alpha Phi Omega and the Boy Scouts of America is in the history of the founding of the fraternity. For the first 40 years of its history, brothers of Alpha Phi Omega were required to be Eagle Scouts in order to be initiated. To open membership to all whom desire service opportunities, the restrictions were renounced so all men and women may join. The Boy Scouts’ motto, slogan, and oath

remain prevalent in the service Alpha Phi Omega provides to the youth and community. Membership to the Venturing Crew is open to all young men and women of West Chester University. Before the spring semester ends, the Venturing Crew will be signing the start up forms and hold their first meeting to create a goals statement. Any questions or for interest in Alpha Phi Omega or the Venturing Crew, contact Timothy Fariss at TF670565@wcupa. edu Timothy Fariss is a fourth-year student majoring in accounting and business management. He can be reached at TF670565@wcupa. edu@wcupa.edu.


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Get to know your Student Government Association Candidates for the 2012-2013 year Kwame Akuffo for SGA President

Courtesy of Kwame Akuffo

Hello, my fellow student colleagues. My name is Kwame Akuffo, and I am currently a thirdyear Political Science major at West Chester University. A month ago, I declared myself to the student senate body on my candidacy to run for President of the Student Government Association. Over the last three years, I have been part of the SGA senate representing the Student Services Incorporated for one year and serving as the Legislative Affairs Senator for the last two years. Furthermore, through those last two years as the Legislative Affairs Senator, I have led a committee to discuss issues and concerns relating to legislative proposals that impact

WCU students to initiatives such as organizing a voter registration drive and going to Harrisburg to fight against the erroneous budget measures that took place last year. As a candidate for SGA President, I am expressing to the WCU student body on how I will continue the hard work that I have had the opportunity to be a part of, by putting forth three bold themes that will preserve and improve the quality, vision, advancement and reputation of our great institution, and they are: TRANSPARENCY, PROMOTION of DIVERSITY, and ACCOUNTABILITY, and more importantly, to serve and meet the initiatives of our student body. I will conclude with my letter to WCU student body by stating, if there are three predominant attributes to my character and personality, it is being a hard worker, determined and always ready to lead. Thus, if elected President of the student body, I guarantee you all; you will get all three from me.

Michael Pettis for SGA Treasurer I am Michael W. Pettis, a Music Theory and Composition major with an instrumental focus on Tuba. I want to be your SGA Treasurer! I want to bring back the idea of the student’s money...for the students. “It’s Your Money... Use It!” I have been the College of Visual and Performing Arts

Senator for 2 years as well as serving on the SGA Finance Committee during my term as CVPA Senator. I understand the ins and out of the Budgeting Process, and how it can benefit organizations and how it can not. If elected SGA Treasurer, I plan to: -Push SGA’s name in collaborations and fundraiser, and not

Michelle Strausbaugh for SGA President

Courtesy of Michelle Strausbaugh

Hello! My name is Michelle Strausbaugh and I am currently an Early Grades Preparation major with a minor in reading. I am from a small town in York County, Pa. and have a passion for leadership and involvement. I have been a member of the Student Government Association for three years, serving two years as a Senator and this past year

only supply money, but SGA Senators, as people support also! -Organizations need to know that SGA is not just a group of 64 students who get to decide the fate of the University, but that every decision we make is based off of what will benefit the University and its student organizations. I want the student organizations to know that we care about you and we support what you do!

as the Vice President and President. I am also a member of the Abbe Society. Over the past year, the Student Government Association has grown tremendously, and I want to continue its growth within the upcoming academic year. It is important that we continue to break down how important diversity is on campus and how fortunate we are to have such a diverse student body, but it is also equally important to emphasize that we are one student body. During my term as President I want to strengthen the bonds and relationships between SGA and other organizations, through co-sponsorships and collaborations as well as take the spirit initiative a step f u r t h e r, : i n c r e a s i n g WCU Golden Ram Pride!

- Clear up the Financial Policies and Procedures. -Many executive boards still do not understand the Budgeting Process. This includes being able to properly ask for money and ask for events that will benefit the student body. By clearing the FPPs of terminology that is confusing or vague, I believe that organizations will be able to comprehend the budgeting system

Katie Kearney for SGA Treasurer

Hi! My name is Katie Kearney, and I am a third-year Early Grades Preparation major with a minor in reading. I am proud to be a WCU Golden Ram, and I have spent much of my time here at West Chester being heavily involved with various on-campus activities. However, one of the most important roles I have served is being a part of the Student

Government Association. I joined last year when I brought the WCAEYC Seat to the senate and served that position until I began my term as treasurer, which I have maintained throughout this current academic year. I have watched this orgaization grow tremendously over this past year, and would love the opportunity to continue to play a role in that development. It is my hope that through collaborations with other organizations, pushing the WCU iniative, celebrating diversity and being an advocate for the students based on what they wish to see, that I can help SGA build upon its foundation and truly make a difference in our university community.

and its workings. - Hold Treasurer seminars in the beginning of the year, to give newly elected treasurer a grasp on being a treasurer! -I want Treasurers to be able to go back to their respective organizations confident in knowing how to budget, pass vouchers, how to handle reimbursements, how to collaborate with other organizations, and how to ask for more money

from SGA by the end of October! This will ensure that treasurers know how to be... treasurers. These are just some of the many events/ projects that I will accomplish, if elected SGA Treasurer. Please contact me for more information via MP744907@wcupa.edu. Voting will be done through D2L on April 16 – 18 from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Vote and let your voice be heard!

Courtesy Katie Kearney


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WCU Celebrates Banana Day All photos by Jessica Guzzardo/Staff Photographer

On Wednesday, April 4, students, faculty and staff celebrated the annual “Banana Day.” Students competed in games and other fun activities all day in order to win one of the prized Banana Day T-Shirts.

This year’s featured Banana Day T-shirt


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THE QUAD OP-ED

Opinion & Editorial

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Mike Coia The Phillies won last Wednesday 7 – 1 against the Florida Marlins. I sat at the Erica Brooks Business Manager game with friends and editors of The Quad. We were happy to return to West Chester ONLINE EDITION Laura Blyton University with the win, a good night in Philadelphia. Mike Mills “Of course you are going with the university,” my friend said to me before I FACULTY ADVISOR Advertising Manager left for the game. “You go everywhere with the university.” Dr. Philip A. Thompsen She’s right. That night, students went to Citizens Bank Park on a bus provided Submissions Policy [suhb-mish-uhnz . pol-uh-see] by SAC. The tickets were extremely reasonably priced, especially since it included free transportation, parking, $10 food voucher, and we were in time to receive the Guest and opinion columns, letters to the editor, political or social commentary, and artwork is accepted durfree t-shirt on opening night. ing the academic year. All material may be sent to the attention of the editor in chief, The Quad, 253 Sykes Student Union Building, West Chester University, West Chester, Pa. 19383, Material may also be dropped A month ago I returned from London on a spring break trip, also with the off in our office, Sykes 253 or e-mailed to quadeic@wcupa.edu. An electronic copy of all work is necessary for publication and should be sent to the aforementioned e-mail address. university. “Seize the opportunity,” Charlie Warner said to me and to the group of All submissions must include a name and at least two forms of contact information, such as an e-mail address and phone number, for verification purposes. Students should include information such as an on-campus adstudent leaders on our trip. That’s exactly what I did. dress, class standing, area of study, and/or organizational position. Material is only published if the author/ can be confirmed as a standing member of the University. Such distinctions include students, staff, I realized the truth in what my friend said to me. Most of my traveling during artist faculty, administration, and alumnus. We do not accept submissions from members of the community that are not associated with West Chester University. college has been with organizations I’m involved in or when another organization Letters to the editor should not exceed 250 words; columns and commentaries should be between 500 and words. All material may be edited to adhere to our policies, AP style, and space restraints. We do not presents the opportunity. WCU normally provides activities for students to partake in 1,100 edit for content unless it is libelous, excessively profane, or harmful to a particular individual or group thereof. Opinions expressed within the letters to the editor, columns, and commentaries are those of the author and and I grab the chance to do so. not necessarily those of The Quad, its editorial board or the student body, faculty, or administration of West Chester University. I consider the night at the Phillies The deadline for all Op-ed submissons is the Saturday before Monday’s publication by 2 p.m. game more than a night out to watch the Disclaimers [dis-kley-merz] ball game. I felt like students were rewarding themselves after their hard work, Copyright ©2012 The Quad. No work herein may be reproduced in any form, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the Editor in Chief. Opinions expressed within the letters to the editor, columns, and with a study break for a trip to the city of commentaries are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Quad, its editorial board or the student body, faculty, or administration of West Chester University. brotherly love. The Quad editors were out Founded in 1932 as Quad Angles, The Quad was re-named as such in 1975. The Quad is the independent, of the office. We traveled together, not just student-run newspaper of West Chester University of Pennsylvania and is published weekly throughout the academic year. The Quad is published on 10 Mondays each academic semester and has a weekly newsprint as co-workers on an outing; we traveled circulation of 3,500. The Quad is funded primarily through advertising sales and although we receive a budget through SGA and the student activity fee, The Quad is run solely by students and is not edited or altered as a group of friends. That’s how I would in any way by University faculty, staff, or administration. The University has no prior review of the content. Rates and mechanical requirements for display advertising can be found on our Web site. Inquiries may be like to remember that night. placed at the addresses or phone numbers listed above. Classified advertising may be purchased on our Web

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The Quad editors at the game, from left to right: Angela Thomas (News Editor), Carol Fritz (Entertainment Editor), Ginger Rae Dunbar (Editor-inChief), Jess Guzzardo (Photography Editor) and Kenny Ayres (Sports Editor).

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Santorum’s impressive run doomed from the start

By Jack Barnett Special to The Quad Rick Santorum was certainly the biggest surprise to come out of the GOP primary. The GOP Primary was one of boom and bust. Candidates would become popular and then fade quickly. Remember when Rick Perry was a front runner? Yet he was soon revealed to be a less-than-impressive candidate. Santorum had his surge but was able to keep the momentum going, unlike Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman, and Herman Cain. He had a good run but the cards were stacked against him from the start.

There were many factors that stifled Santorum’s ability to win. For one, Santorum lost his Senate seat by a whopping margin of 17.4% to Bob Casey in the 2006 elections. A landslide loss in an important state like Pennsylvania is bound to make people question a candidate’s ability to win a national election. Second was the first caucus. Santorum showed his mettle in the Iowa caucus. Before the caucus, polls showed Santorum surging, but many suspected he was just another boom and bust candidate. It was a surprise to many when he beat

Romney. However, it was erroneously stated that Romney won the caucus, which killed some of the momentum that Santorum could have had coming out of Iowa. Another factor was a weakness and a strength: social issues. Santorum was able to woe the religious right with his firm stance on abortion and gay marriage, yet he alienated more moderate voters. Making ridiculous comments about declaring a war on pornography made some moderates turn away. If he was pushing away moderates, how could he court independents in 2012?

The saddest issue Santorum faced and continues to face, is his daughter’s fight with Trisomy 18, a rare genetic condition. During the Florida campaign she fell ill and Santorum stopped campaigning for a few days to go visit her in the hospital. He ended up coming in third place. Luckily she made a recovery. Still, this must have been taxing on him, adding to the already great deal of stress from the campaign. The largest problem he had was his lack of organization and his inability to raise great sums of money. Santorum only raised around $15

The difficulty of objectivity

By Jack Barnett Special to The Quad When writing anything it is always important to keep an objective distance from the subject. Bias can come from first impressions. Bias oftentimes causes one to judge something unfairly. For example, imagine a person going to see “The Hunger Games.” While driving there he notices that he is running on empty and has to fill up the tank with gas. He is now running late to the theater. Once he gets there, he buys popcorn and a drink. The popcorn is too buttery and it makes him sick. Now he missed the first ten minutes of the movie. To top it all off, some kids in the theater are making a racket. As he leaves the theater, he remembers “The Hunger Games” unfavorably. Did he not like it because of the movie

or because of his actual experience watching the movie? It is hard to divorce the two sometimes. Another example of bias is young peoples’ tendency to base their own political beliefs off of the political beliefs of their parents. If one’s parents lean Democrat, he or she would probably write a more positive review on President Obama, while the opposite is true for a person whose parents are Republicans. It is not as if the media helps either. Fox News and MSNBC do their best to put the most partisan news anchors on air to yell at and berate those who do not agree with them. As a liberalleaning person I always have to watch myself in reading and writing. Most people, including me, see everything through a certain lens. It is impossible for most people to totally distance themselves from

the experiences and opinions that they have. The important thing people can do is to try not to be blinded from seeing other points of view. All views should always be given a fair assessment. Then, if one still disagrees with the opinion in question, at least an intelligent argument against the view can be formulated. But, maybe if people were more open-minded, they would change their views when they realize they are wrong. There is nothing wrong with doing this; it is actually healthy. Most people who held the same views their whole life have probably not looked at the issues from another perspective. It is fine to report from one side of the fence, but only if the other side of the fence was given a fair intellectual evaluation. It is difficult to do this, but,

without doing this, one is likely to never have an accurate view of the world. The world is a diverse place with diverse ideas. We must be able to gauge everyone’s opinions and ideas, no matter how ridiculous. Why use time to look at ridiculous ideas? Because then one will truly know why they are ridiculous and not just because that’s the way it seems at face value. The 9/11 conspiracy theories seem ridiculous (they are to me), but should at least be given a look before being dismissed. Once this is done, they can be properly debunked instead of just going by first impressions. Objectivity is difficult but it must be strived for by all Americans. Jack Barnett is a thirdyear student majoring in history and political science. He can be reached at JB723722@ wcupa.edu.

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million. This is a large amount of money, yet it is only the sixth highest amount among the GOP candidates. Ron Paul was able to raise twice as much money, despite Santorum winning more than five times the delegates. The $15 million is also meek compared to Mitt Romney’s $75.6 million. Santorum himself acknowledged that his campaign simply did not have the money to continue. Rick Santorum’s run was a memorable one. It showed how connecting to a party’s core constituents can get you far despite little money.

Although the odds were always against him, Santorum has a chance to use this campaign as a springboard to other endeavors. Besides, now that Romney has the nomination seared up, the GOP will have a tough 2012 election. Santorum may be needed later to help Romney against Obama. Obama will be a difficult candidate to beat for the main reason Santorum lost: Remember Romney’s $75.6 million? Obama has $172 million. Jack Barnett is a thirdyear student majoring in history and political science. He can be reached at JB723722@ wcupa.edu.

Editorial Comment The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, complained to President Obama about U.S. assault weapons fueling the drug war in Mexico. Rather than point out the fact that the issue of U.S. guns in Mexico is largely a myth or say something like “how about you get your country’s act together so that we don’t have millions of your people, including violent drug thugs, illegally crossing into our country,” he said that stopping gun-smuggling from the US to Mexico was “a difficult task, but it’s one that we have taken very seriously and taken some unprecedented steps.” Yes, the Obama administration has taken some “unprecedented” steps alright. Does the incredibly stupid “Operation Fast and Furious” plot ring a bell? If American law enforcement officers were not murdered with assault rifles that the Obama administration purposefully allowed violent criminals to purchase in the U.S. and take to Mexico to carry out their evil deeds (all with the supposed goal of reducing the flow of American guns to Mexico), this would be funny. But it’s not. Now turn the other cheek Obama because I’m sure Calderon would love to bash the United States some more since you don’t stick up for us. Heck, you and the Democrats even applauded Calderon after he insulted an American state’s law when he was speaking to a joint session of Congress (a foreign leader on U.S. soil). --Bill Hanrahan


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The West Chester University Student Government Association (SGA) would like to remind all West Chester University undergraduate students to vote in the upcoming election for the Executive Board of Student Government Association (SGA). It’s super easy to vote because this year students can vote electronically through D2L. In order to vote, follow these instructions anytime between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday, April 16 to Wednesday April 18. Thank you for voting! Step 1: Log into D2L Step 2: Click on “WCU-SGA-Voting” on the top right hand side of the page. Presidential Candidates: Step 3: Review Candidates under the “SGA Kwame Akuffo Candidates” Tab. Kwame Akuffo is a third year student Step 4: Click the “SGA Voting Booth” Tab and majoring in political science. select your favorite candidates Step 5: Hit “Submit” at the bottom of the page

Treasurer Candidates: Katie Kearney

Michelle Strausbaugh

Katie Kearney is a third year student majoring in early grades preparation with a minor in reading.

Michelle Strausbaugh is a fourth year student majoring in early grade preparation with a minor in reading.

Michael Pettis Mike Pettis is a second year student majoring in music theory and composition with an instrumental focus in Tuba.

Parlimentarian Candidates: Kyle VanHart

Kyle VanHart is a fifth year student majoring in history with a minor in political science.

Vice Presidential Candidates: Stefan June Stefan June is a third year student majoring in philosophy.

Secretary Candidates: Nora McGinley-Hence

Nora McGinley-Hence is a third year student majoring in biology with a concentration in cellular and molecular studies as well as Russian.  


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Public Safety will be hosting Goshen, Tyson, McCarthy and Killinger Hall residents at Putt-Putt. This includes free miniature golf and transportation, on Thursday April 19 beginning at 7 p.m. Students can sign up at the front desk of their residence hall. See page 16 for a previous event hosted by Public Safety.

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Local hair stylist creates fun styles for customers

By Angela Thomas News Editor

As a college student, it is hard to find a salon with affordable prices and with quality employees, and it is even harder to find a hair dresser with the ability to listen and cater to a specific style. Students do not need to look any longer because an affordable and classy salon is right around the corner. Klip Joint has been around since the late 1970s and has catered to the WCU and West Chester communities. The salon, located at

122 S. High St., provides affordable prices with quality hair dressers. One employee at Klip Joint provides quality attention to her customers while providing unique styles. West Chester native, Rachel Gottwerth, 22, enjoys anything from hair cuts to crafts. Her focus on unique hair styles began at an early age. “I started doing my own hair when I was 14-years-old. In fact, I had a combination of pink, blue, and purple hair for six years! I loved funky cuts and colors, and was

always trying something new with my own hair,” Gottwerth said. “I started doing my friends’ hair my senior year of high school and even now after five years, they still come to me to do their hair, so I have to be doing something right.” O r i g i n a l l y, Gottwerth said she was planning on going to college for art but decided not to after visiting a few schools because she realized that school was “not for me, but that doing hair was my real passion.” Gottwerth began her studies at Jean

Madeleine Aveda Institute in Philadelphia. “The school had an amazing reputation and truly made me the professional I am today. I learned everything at school from hair, skin and nails,” Gottwerth said. “School prepared me to take a hands on and written state board test, which got me my Pennsylvania State Cosmology License.” Gottwerth even commuted from West Chester to the school’s Center City campus to attend the Institute. Since gaining her license, Gottwerth has had a blast ex-

pressing her creative side in her profession. “I honestly love every aspect of hair! Coloring is always fun and exciting because there are always new trends, techniques and colors to try! I also love doing updos in the salon or on location for weddings, proms, or special events,” Gottwerth said. “I love making people look and feel beautiful for fun events in their lives.” Gottwerth is known for her unique, funky, and punky hair styles. “I am known for my ‘rock star’’ edge haircuts on men and wom-

en,”

Gottwerth said. Gottwerth finds inspiration in all things pertaining to art, culture, and music but she finds inspiration from people in her life as well. “My family and friends have always supported my passion for hair. I’m so grateful to have them by my side,” Gottwerth said. Hair isn’t the only passion that Gottwerth has. For the last few years, Gottwerth has also focused on her crafts as well as her profession. see GOTTWERTH on page 15

Bayard Rustin made a difference By Leah Skye Staff Writer

March 17, 2012, marked what would be the 100th birthday of the immensely influential civil rights figurehead and West Chester native, Bayard Rustin. The event itself is a historical milestone, so little celebration is necessary to remember all the impressive accomplishments of this visionary freedom fighter— his bold action speaks for itself. West Chester

University acknowledged the occasion by showing the documentary, “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin,” in Main Hall 168 to remember and celebrate this man’s life. In addition to the memory of his birth, there are multiple scholarships offered in his name, including The Bayard Rustin Award for Compassion and Courage and The Bayard Rustin Book Scholarship. Rustin was a leading strategist in the

iconic civil rights movement from 1955 to 1968. Long before the Martin Luther King, Jr. frenzy came into the limelight, he was putting his life on the line to advocate his vision of non-violence and racial equality behind the scenes. Although one of the most crucial figures in this political crusade, he remained out of the spotlight due to his sexuality during that conservative period of time. Rustin was cast out because of who he was, but

will be forever remembered for what he did. From the beginning of his life, it appears that Rustin was destined to fight for justice and resist the inequality that surrounded him. He was born in 1912 and had Quaker schooling by his grandmother, Julia Rustin, who was a founding member of the local chapter of the NAACP in Pennsylvania. Russee RUSTIN on page 13

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Summer 2012 beauty must-haves Column by: Lauren DiCrecchio Practicum Writer

Have you noticed how the temperatures are slowly rising, the days are longer and everyone is cramming in their last minute school work? This can only mean that summer is almost here. We all know that a change of season means a change of clothes, and that also includes make up. As we pack away our dark and heavy clothing, the dreary winter hues look all wrong in this new summer light.

Here is your guide to the top makeup trends for this summer at an affordable price. Summer is all about wearing less. Now is the time to start a new skin-care regimen that will revive your great complexion so you won’t have to rely on heavy makeup. Hydra-Renewal Continuous Moisture Cream by L’Oreal is a great skin softening product that leaves you looking radiant. This is one of my favorite creams, and can be found at your local drugstore or ordered through

amazon for only $6.97. You also want to remember to exfoliate. Never forget to apply sunscreen before you leave the house. Clarins UV Plus HP Multi-Protection Day Screen SPF 40 ($38) is an ultra-lightweight sunscreen and is one of the best for wearing under makeup. It’s non-greasy, non-sticky and is not heavy. For a flawless looking face, I recommend the Bare Minerals starter kit. I can easily say this is the best foundation I have ever used. It’s light-weight, blends perfectly, and

even has a built in SPF 15. Bare minerals is also recommended for your skin, so you won’t have to worry if you stay out too late one summer night and forget to wash your face. You can buy the foundation separately, or purchase the starter pack for only $60. The starter kit includes two foundations, bronzer, mineral veil, face primer and brushes. This is the makeup to use if you are looking to create that flawless, glowing summer look. Nothing is better than bronzer to make you look like a tan goddess in the summer, no matter how pale you actually may be. A quick dusting of bronzer on your cheeks, forehead, chin and eyelids can make you look like you spent the day at the beach – even if you were really sitting inside. If bare minerals is not your first choice, I recommend the Physicians Formula Bronze Booster. You can find it at your local drug store for $13. This is my personal favorite bronzer because of the natural look it gives off. It does not leave your skin looking orange or shimmery. It also comes in different shades so you aren’t using something that is too dark for your skin tone.

 

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Once you have your foundations on, next are the eyes. Orange, silver and neutral eye shadows are a must. This summer is all about tangerine. It’s always important to remember to balance. If you are looking to go heavy on the eyes, tone them down with a more neutral color lip stick and blush. The smokey-eye look will continue on, although the runways ditched black and gray and were flooded with navy shadows. I typically like to use Maybelline eye products because the quality is great and they are affordable. But you will find all of these colors in the other lines as well. Top off your look with a water-proof mascara. I recommend Maybelline Full ‘N’ Soft Waterproof Mascara; you can find it at a CVS for $8. Bright and bold lips are a classic look

for summer. Reds, oranges and pinks topped with nude color eyes and the slightest ounce of blush will give you the ultimate summer look. I also recommend lip gloss with a SPF because burnt lips are not attractive nor comfortable. Clinique’s Long Last Glosswear with SPF 15 has all the shine of a regular lip gloss, but with the sun protection that your lips need. Clinique’s gloss also comes in tons of colors and lasts all day. You can find it at Sephora or online. It is a little pricey, but it’s totally worth the protection! Now that you have this season’s musthaves, get out there and enjoy summer. Lauren DiCrecchio is a fifth-year student majoring in liberal studies with minors in journalism and Spanish. She can be reached at LD658004@wcupa.edu.


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tin moved to Harlem during the socially tumultuous 1930s and experimented with the Communist Party, but quickly found himself more at home in A.J. Muste’s Fellowship of Reconciliation, a pacifist organization. He took a deep interest in fighting racism after the prosecution of the Scottsboro boys, nine black youth in Alabama who were falsely charged with raping a white woman. Rustin later joined the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters to protest discrimination in the military. Throughout the 1940s, Rustin’s visionary advocacy for equality made him a crucial pioneer of the civil rights movement. In 1947, he assisted in initiating the iconic Freedom Ride. He founded the Congress of Racial Equality, which challenged racial segregation on interstate busses through the use of civil disobedience, a decade before Rosa Parks’ infamous arrest for doing the same thing. He later resisted the military draft and was imprisoned for this firm commitment to non-violence. In 1948, he journeyed to India in an effort to learn the practice of nonviolent civil resistance directly from the leaders of the Gandhian movement. While working with

Ghandi, he adopted the philosophy of nonviolent resistance, a protest tactic that soon became characteristic of the civil rights movement. Between 1947 and 1952, he also met with leaders of Ghana and Nigeria’s independence movements. He recognized Martin Luther King, Jr.’s position of leadership and made moves to support him, such as organizing the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In August 1963, he acted as the chief organizer of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, perhaps his most noteworthy accomplishment. The march was headed by A. Philip Randolph, who was the leading African-American laborunion president and socialist at the time. Rustin’s participation in the march was crucial and he organized many of the main components, including podium speakers, traffic directors, and security components. Bayard Rustin founded and became director of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, which coordinated the AFL-CIO’s efforts on civil rights and economic justice. They promoted integration of all-white unions and pressed for the unionization of African American workers. He also worked regularly as a columnist for the AFL-CIO newspaper. After passage of the 1964 Civil Rights

Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act, Rustin turned his focus to politics. He forged the crucial bond between the civil rights movement, Democratic Party, and labor unions, which subsequently became responsible for much of the monumental civil rights legislation in the 1960s. He suggested that “the civil rights movement had left the period of protest and moved to politics,” where the African-American community then needed to ally with the labor movement. Rustin contributed to both the economic and political sides of the labor unions through supporting the social-democratic politics and the unions. In 1972, Rustin became national cochairman of the Socialist Party of America. Bayard Rustin was faced with great difficulty throughout his life, especially for his sexual orientation during time and place that forbade him to be who he was. He was arrested for a casual sexual encounter in 1953 and was constantly criticized and publicly attacked, even by fellow civil rights leaders. A.J. Muste banned him from the fellowship because of this. Some believed that due to his sexual orientation, he was a pervert and could have immoral influence on the cause. To avoid the berating, Rustin rarely appeared as a public spokesperson for his cause and

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instead remained influential behind the scenes. In the 1970s, he became an advocate for gay and lesbian causes. “Indeed, if you want to know whether today people believe in democracy, if you want to know whether they are true democrats, if you want to know whether they are human rights activists, the question to ask is, ‘What about gay people?’” Rustin said in a 1986 speech. Rustin had a very kind side to him, going on numerous journeys to aid those in need. He served on many humanitarian missions, such as aiding refugees from Communist Vietnam and Cambo-

way to go before true equality is achieved, it is because of visionaries like Bayard Rustin that progress continues to be made. WCU’s event recognized Rustin for not only his monumental efforts with the civil rights movement, but the strides he made for the LGBTQA community, who were living in fear of ridicule. He worked toward a time when every voice, no matter what race or sexual orientation, is heard equally and embraced without hesitation. Leah Skye is a fourthyear student majoring in communication studies, with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at LS685444@wcupa.edu.

dia. Being an outsider himself, he made sure to care for those he saw in need of assistance. His life mission was to help the disadvantaged, and he achieved great things in his efforts. He believed in standing up for what he felt was right, and once said, “When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.” Bayard Rustin died on August 24, 1987, while doing humanitarian work in Haiti. If he were still alive today, he would most likely be celebrated for his entire self. Although American society has a long

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“I’m a total craft nerd! For the past few years, in particular, I have been making hair accessories. I enjoy making fun and colorful bows and bridal accessories,” Gottwerth said. “I try to make them as unique as possible, using anything from pearls, feathers, fun fabric and even plastic spiders! I love making things for people to wear and make their hair even more beautiful.”

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In the future, Gottwerth hopes to open up her own unique salon that shows off her creativity and unique style. “I would also love the opportunity to tour and do hair on the road for musicians,” Gottwerth said. To check out more about Rachel Gottwerth and to look at her portfolio, visit her Facebook page at “Rachel “Ratch” Gottwert-Hair Stylist.” Angela Thomas is a fourth-year student majoring in English. She can be reached at AT683005@wcupa.edu.

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University Hall residents bowl with Officer Irons blended in with the college students who asked him questions about their safety prior to their bowling trip. The alternative event began with chatter around the table of food as students helped themselves to rounds of non-alcoholic beverages. Irons led the discussion, which turned to a Q&A session. Students of the legal age to consume alcohol asked

dent code of conducts. Irons reminded the Soda occupied blue students that in the solo cups. Wraps and situation, regardless of snacks filled a table in age, they could be arthe lobby of Univerrested for public drunksity Hall. It was anenness. He told the other Thursday night students how he has that Officer Dan Irons found someone vomitwasn’t in uniform. Ining on a bench outside stead he wore street of a residence hall. The clothes and took stugroup gasped at the dents bowling on a comstory, to which Irons munity-policing event. added that fortunateOfficer Irons enly the person is still gaged students in a alive as they received medical attention. Irons used this and other authentic scenarios during the community-policing event to demonstrate the reality and the seriousness of being aware of one’s surroundings. This is a concept that students often hear. Irons reminded students of the safety alerts they received earlier this academic year, Courtesy of Marly Schloss which involved three separate asDan Irons, a Public Safety Police Officer, bowled with WCU students during a community policing event at the Downingtown Bowling Palace. saults on-campus. While on paconversation about the officer which charg- trol one night, Irons their personal safety. es could be brought conducted a survey of Along with his duties against them legally. the area near the water as a Public Safety Po- Furnishing to minors tower which leads from lice Officer for nearly is the most common of- D lot to North Campus the last five years, fense, Irons answered. Drive. He noticed about Irons partakes in com- He added that the resi- 30 people walk by his munity policing events. dents who host a party patrol car in one hour. Over the last three and are legally responsible Of those people, 12 fea half years he has for providing the alco- males walked alone taken West Chester hol in the environment. and nine males walked University students Along with this, any- alone. Of the people on alternative events. one is subject to a noise walking alone, he esordinance. timated about 75% of These events allow violation for students to get off- He informed them them had their heads campus. Irons wore a they would also be in down to look at their blue collared shirt and violation of the stu- cell phones to text. By Ginger Rae Dunbar Editor-in-Chief

Irons told the students the lighting on their cell phones would delay their eyes in adjusting to the darkness of the night. He said this might hinder someone from being aware of his or her surroundings as this also will divide one’s attention with their eyes on his or her cell phone. He suggested to the students in attendance that they should walk in pairs at least. He reminded students they could call Public Safety for a walking safety escort on-campus grounds. He mentioned Paradise Transit, a shuttle bus that will drive students into the Borough and back to campus for a small fee. He also recommended not talking on the phone while they walk alone. Irons advised students to put distance between themselves and someone near them, if that

would make them feel more comfortable. This will help one be aware of their surroundings and they will be able to “recognize the possibility of a threat and eliminate the risk, before it becomes an actual threat.” The discussion gave students an opportunity to discuss topics that matter to them and the students engaged in the topics with questions. Community policing events prompt students to ask the officer questions. Irons said students are inquisitive and they ask questions for a simple answer. The group consisted of an even mix of students over the age of 21 and under the age of 21. The group included five resident assistants from University Hall. When students arrived to the Downingtown Bowling Palace, they

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entered nicknames as their player names into the system that kept their score during the period of two hours of free bowling games. Many of them danced to the music choice of the DJ while they waited for their turn to knock the pins down. Irons continued to blend in among the students after he joined a lane and bowled with the West Chester students. Irons attended WCU and he said he didn’t hear about community policing activities while he lived on-campus for three of his collegiate years. Irons thanked the students for going to the community policing bowling activity and the students responded with thanks to him as they told him they had a fun night. He said people feel more comfortable to approach him when he wears plain clothes. The community policing events are a “good opportunity to show people that [Public Safety officers] are real people too . . . we still have a job to do.” While students see officers in their uniforms, subsequently they “may not see [the officers] as people they can relate to, though we can relate to them; we’re people too.” Ginger Rae Dunbar is a fifth-year student majoring in English with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at RD655287@wcupa.edu.


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Department of Theatre and Dance presents annual Spring Concert By Joanna Volpe Theatre Publicity

University Dance Company and the Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Kaleidoscope,” a dance concert, from April 19 to April 21. The annual spring concert focuses primarily on student choreography, and includes three dances from WCU dance faculty Liz Staruch, Gretchen StudlienWebb and adjunct professor Jerzy Golek. Student choreographers were selected through an audition process, as was the company of student dancers performing. Student choreographers are Ally Bodine, Brittany Hetherington, Rebecca Knoll, Daquinn Lloyd, Johanna Lockwood, and Kelly Peterson. A wide variety of dance styles will be represented, including modern, jazz, ballet, tap, and spoken word. “Footprints,” choreographed by Bodine, and “Awakenings,” choreographed by Knoll, grew out of assignments from Studlien-Webb’s fall Dance Composition course. Both chore-

ographers have taken their initial ideas, which include original text written and performed by Bodine and Knoll respectively, and expanded it for the evening concert. “Orpheus and Eurydice,” choreographed by Golek and influenced by impressions of a theme from the opera of the same title by composer Christoph Willibald Gluck, is a ballet piece with a 20-student dancer ensemble. A collaborative project, producing this concert is an undertaking for the student officers of University Dance Company, headed by President Allyssa Rommel, the faculty directors Staruch and Studlien-Webb, technical support from the Department of Theatre and Dance, and guest professional lighting designer Shon Causer, as well as the student choreographers and dancers. UDC has been working since the start of the spring semester to make sure that the best evening possible is presented to their audience. The concert runs April 19 and April 20 at 8 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m. and 8

p.m. All performances take place in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre in the Swope Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for students with ID, WCU faculty and senior citizens, and $15 for general admission. A food drive to benefit the Chester County Food Bank will be held during the Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m. concert. Bring three non-perishable items and receive a ticket for either $6 for students, faculty and seniors or $8 for general admission. Food items can only be donated on the night of the concert at the Adler box office. For tickets or more information, visit the box office open weekdays from 12 p.m.— 4 p.m. on the bottom floor of the E.O. Bull Center, room EOB020, or call 610-436-2533. Or e - m a i l TheatreDance@ wcupa.edu. For more information on auditioning for University Dance Company in the future, please contact professors Liz Staruch or Gretchen Studlien-Webb via email at TheatreDance@ wcupa.edu.

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Turn on the “Lights” at The Note this April By Elizabeth Knode Special to The Quad

Lights sensation is happening at The Note in West Chester, Pa. on April 19. A light show, people might think, but actually, Lights Poxleitner is an electro-pop music enthusiast, bringing her passion of life to the stage. In 2008 when she hit the music scene, Lights was playing and programming her own instruments and sang her own lyrics. In the pop music culture, autonomy is a rarity that is often admired; she signed a publishing deal at 16 and has since left her home in Ontario to tour with her collaborative “family” of musicians. Since her selftitled debut EP in 2008, Lights has expanded collaborations on a new experimental album, “Siberia,” which has an electro-rock sound, listeners can make of it what they will. Joining forces with rising rapper Shad and the attire of Holy F**k, she has fashioned her own outfit of sound. In “Siberia,” Lights intended to go heavier and grittier

than her first album, letting people in on the art and just going with it. Lights learned much of what she knows about music from her father. With a faith-filled manager having taken her under his wing, Lights had the valor to fly and find her place in the industry to make a sound all her own. With a snug group of supporters and a developing online fan base, Lights is able to share her music with people all around the world, not just a specific audience. “When you get to do what you love and make a living out of it, it feels really great,” Lights e x p l a i n e d . “Personally, I don’t think my music goes into a genre. I live in my own music; people like to put music beside each other and compare, but ultimately the point of it is to change the way you feel.” With fantasy art and video game influences, Lights hopes to base an album off the art of Clive Barker, novelist and illustrator of Abarat tales and game card designs. In her music video

“Banner,” filmed in the deserts of Los Angeles and in an old abandoned compound, they are living vicariously through characters of fiction with the idea that one person has something everyone else wants. And at the end of the day, that is love, symbolized by a white banner. In the lyrics of “Siberia,” she says, “there you’ll be to take me inside. We’ll find ways to fill the empty, far from all the hysteria.” Lights describes this hysteria as the frantic happenings of life that everyone experiences in a different nature. Everyone has his or her own chaos, and she is clearly recognizing and embracing it. Music is an e m p o w e r i n g apparatus, and with the powerful sound behind the name, Lights is bringing her sound to The Note on Market Street in West Chester. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. Elizabeth Knode is a student at West Chester University. She can be reached at EK755213@ wcupa.edu.


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Axl Rose says no to Rock Hall

By Todd Martens McClatchy Newspapers

LOS ANGELES _ This weekend, Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will throw its annual induction ceremony and concert to celebrate its newest members, which include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan and Guns N’ Roses. Make that fourfifths of Guns N’ Roses. Singer and co-founder Axl Rose released an open letter to the Rock Hall on Wednesday morning on a Los Angeles Times’ blog declaring he’d skip the ceremony. He also requested that he not be inducted into the hall. “I won’t be attending The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2012 Ceremony and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N’ Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,” Rose, 50, wrote in the letter. “I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf. Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of ‘Guns N’ Roses’.” The Hall of Fame announced Guns N’ Roses’ inclusion in February, leading to instant speculation whether the five core members of the band circa “Appetite for Destruction” would appear together for the first time since the

early 1990s. “This decision is personal,” Rose said in his letter. “This letter is to help clarify things from my and my camp’s perspective. Neither is meant to offend, attack or condemn. Though unfortunately I’m sure there will be those who take offense (God knows how long I’ll have to contend with the fallout), I certainly don’t intend to disappoint anyone, especially the fans, with this decision. Since the announcement of the nomination we’ve actively sought out a solution to what, with all things considered, appears to be a no win, at least for me, ‘damned if I do, damned if I don’t’ scenario all the way around.” From the band’s inception, the dynamics among the members had been volatile, and after releasing three platinum albums and two EPs, Guns N’ Roses performed what would be its final show with Slash as its lead guitarist at the end of a South American tour in 1993. The group then went on a hiatus during which it was supposedly recording its next album. Slash officially departed the band in 1996, followed soon thereafter by other members Duf f McKagan and Matt Sorum (original drummer Steven Adler and guitarist Izzy Stradlin had left a few years earlier). Rose retained the rights to the band’s name, and over the next decade devoted his time to creating the album “Chinese Democracy,” touring

with a revived Guns N’ Roses and dismissing any suggestion of a reunion with the original members. Just which Guns N’ Roses members will accept the award remains a mystery. A spokeswoman for Slash, who declined to comment on Rose’s letter, said the guitarist as of Wednesday morning was planning to attend. McKagan, meanwhile, will be celebrating the release of his book “It’s So Easy (and Other Lies)” the night before the induction ceremony at Cleveland’s House of Blues. A spokeswoman for the Hall of Fame has not responded to calls or e-mails seeking comment. Since February, Rose had remained mum on his plans, even as Slash had spoken out in favor of a Rock Hall reunion while also acknowledging Rose’s antipathy. “He hates my guts,” Slash, 46, told Rolling Stone in early April. “It’s over a lot of different stuff; I don’t even know. There’s just no communication between us. I talk to Duff and Steven, but when it comes to old Guns N’ Roses, there really isn’t anybody that makes decisions.” This isn’t the first time that band tensions and rifts have become the focal point of the Rock Hall ceremony, where new inductees are expected to perform at the event. Following Van Halen’s induction in 2007, tensions between original lead singer David Lee Roth and the band generated speculation as to whether Roth or singer

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Phillies in need of new offensive approach By Kenny Ayres Sports Editor

The Phillies knew going into the season that their offense was going to suffer without Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. They just did not know how much. The Phillies have scored just 20 runs in their six games this season, giving them more runs then just one other team in the entire MLB. That team is the Pirates, who took two of three from the Phillies in the opening series. It is not as if the Phillies are not getting hits, they are in the middle of the pack in the MLB in hits and they have four guys (Ruiz, Rollins, Pence, Victorino) who are all hitting .290 or higher. The problem is, they are not getting the hits when they need them. So far the Phillies have had 32 at bats with runners in scoring position. In those 32 at bats, they have just six hits. That is good enough for a .187 batting average. The fact of the matter is, the Phillies need to play small ball. They do not have a thirty home run threat in the lineup, and they only have one twenty home run threat. This is a team that lived by the longball for the past few years. It did not used to matter when two players failed to get a run home in a row, because they had a lineup that would compensate for bad at bats with power. Of course, the Phillies know they cannot live by the home run this year, but they still need to do a little bit more to spark offensive production. First of all, they need to have better at bats. Too many times already the Phillies have not made

struggling pitchers work to throw strikes. By having a long at bat, you gain a number of advantages. You see more of what the pitcher has to offer, you make the pitcher tire and force him to make a pitch in the strike zone and you draw more walks. The Phillies have only 13 walks this year. That is 29 fewer walks than the league leading San Diego Padres. The Padres are hitting just .187 as a team, but have scored 10 more runs then the Phillies. Why? Because

provide an offensive spark as well. Jimmy Rollins, though an untraditional leadoff hitter, has been the number one guy for the Phillies for the last decade. When he is getting on base and scoring, the Phillies have a tremendous record. Pence is the best hitter on this team, so he could be hitting third, which would still leave decent power in the cleanup spot with Mayberry or Thome. Victorino in the five hole or even six provides some speed on the bases for the bottom third before getting to the pitcher’s spot. With the way Ruiz is swinging, having Victorino on base in front of him could boost his RBI numbers. But they have to keep it consistent. Of course with two key players missing www.philly.com sometimes different guys they are getting on base and are going to play on a daygetting hits when they need to-day basis. But the batting them. order needs to be fairly Another tactic that constant. Baseball is about Philadelphia needs to utilize getting in a rhythm and more is the hit and run. that is hard to do when you Victorin, Rollins, Pieree, or are bouncing all over the whoever is leading off are batting order. If they keep a fast runners. Placido consistent lineup and stick Polanco is one of the best in with it the production will the league at making be better. It may take some contact. If the leadoff man time, but it will be quicker gets on base to start an than if the lineup is jumbled inning, and they play hit every game. and run with Polanco there The point is, the Phillies is almost no downside. If need to learn how to score Polanco gets a base hit they without Utley and Howard have first and third no out. because it could be a while. If he grounds out they still If they work the pitchers, have a runner on second get on base, and stay aggreswith one out. If he gets an sive, they will improve extra base hit they score a offensively. run. If he makes no contact That paired with the more often than not the starting pitching will keep runner will be safe at second them in most of the games. and he has an RBI opportuKenny Ayres is a second-year nity. student majoring in communicaAltering the lineup (and tion studies. He can be reached keeping it consistent) might at KA739433@wcupa.edu.

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Flyers stun Penguins twice, lead quarterfinals 2-0 By Deanna Vasso Staff Writer The Philadelphia Flyers are poised to win their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins as they are currently up by two games, but not without some trouble. The battle between the two Pennsylvania teams was highly anticipated after a brawl occurred in a regular season game a week or so before the Stanley Cup Playoffs began. There was also a lot of trash talk between the two teams before the series even began, which would explain why the Penguins were out for blood in the first game of the series. In the first game, the Flyers did not seem prepared yet for playoff season. They were slow to start on the ice, and didn’t appear to even start playing until the final period. The first game started with the Pens early on the attack when they dominated the scoreboard by scoring the first three goals. Things looked rough for the Flyers but help came in the second period with a wrist shot by Danny Briere to get the visiting team on the scoreboard. Despite this upshot the Flyers were still facing a two-goal deficit when the third period began, but this time they were not messing around. Briere again helped the team out with his second goal of the game to even the score. A few minutes later this was followed by a power play goal by Brayden Schenn. This forced a 3-3 tie and led to an overtime period. During the playoffs, overtime works a little differently than in the regular season. Rather than play for an additional five minutes and then a shootout, in the playoffs

this goes into a full 20 minute overtime period until one team finally scores. This overtime period did not take too much time since the Flyers were desperate to beat the Pens, which they did when Voracek scored the gamewining goal. This gave the Flyers the first win of the best of seven series. The series started out in Pittsburgh so after a home loss, the Penguins were ready to redeem themselves again on their home ice for the second game. They used that motivation to score within the first 15 seconds of the game. The Flyers had their work cut out for them. The Pens still wanted blood and were leading by two goals after the first period. The only Flyer to get the team on the board in the first period was ex-Penguin Maxine Talbot. In the second period, the Flyers leveled the playing field a bit with some key goals by Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier, even though the Pens were up by one goal at the end. This did not seem to matter once the third period began, because this was where the Flyers were starting to thrive with

a comeback. This particular comeback was highly welcomed as it led the Flyers to an 8-5 victory over the Pens, pushing them one step closer to winning the series. Giroux and Couturier were again on the scoreboard in the third, with both players achieving hat tricks for the duration of the game. For rookie Couturier, this was his first NHL career hat trick, making the victory even more exciting. Couturier scored two of the remaining goals in the last period, followed by Jagr, another former Penguins player, and the empty netter by Giroux to give him the hat trick. The Flyers returned to the Wells Fargo Center for the first home game of the series on Sunday afternoon in the hopes for a third straight win in this best of seven games. *Note- Game three was played after this article went to press. Deanna Vasso is a fourthyear student majoring in English with a minor in creative writing. She can be reached at DV670502@wcupa.edu.

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WCU Softball tied for last place in PSAC East By Taylor Maren Special to The Quad

The West Chester Lady Rams softball team (24-23) came into this week desperately needing some wins in order to keep from finishing last in PSAC East division. Not helping their cause, their conference record is a disappointing 5-9, and they are also tied for last in their division. West Chester went to Millersville this past Tuesday attempting to keep their playoff hopes alive. As their day concluded, the Golden Rams left satisfied, sweeping the Marauders in their doubleheader with two convincing wins. In their opening game, designated hitter Abby Block led the team with 3 RBI, one coming from a solo homerun. Also pacing the Lady Rams, Megan Kelly and pinch-hitter Brianna Rowlands contributed with 2 RBIs of their own as they handled Millersville, 13-1. Starting pitcher Devon Utterback (12-11) had a solid performance, tossing a complete game, allowing one unearned run in the process. In the second part of their doubleheader, West Chester jumped out to an early 3-1 lead behind right-fielder Kelly Anderson’s solo homerun in the first inning. Adding to that in the third, Jessica Norris would smash a RBI double with catcher Nicole Cruts singling her home two batters later to add to their lead. Millersville wouldn’t quit though and would tack on runs in both the fourth and fifth inning, pulling even with West Chester. The Lady Rams separated themselves for

good as the first three hitters reached on an error in the seventh with Kelly Anderson ripping a two run single to put away Millersville, 7-3. Trying to continue their recent success, the Lady Rams welcomed in Kutztown (38-1) on Friday, who came to West Chester bolstering an undefeated record in PSAC play. In their first contest, West Chester had trouble producing runs until the sixth inning, where Charlotte Conaway broke up the no-hit bid. After blasting a solo homerun, Anderson also connected for a deep double, but would be left stranded. A key error by the Rams in the top of seventh proved costly, and led by Kutztown’s catcher, Katie Lynch, the Golden Bears took game one of the double-header, 6-1. In the second game, pitcher Devon Utterback was credited with giving up two earned runs out of the seven scored in a complete game performance. Freshman, Erin Whitman, singled home the only run of the game for West Chester in the fifth inning, and the Lady Rams dropped the back end of the double header, 6-1. Katie Lynch for Kutztown contributed another two homeruns and Tori Marcavage scattered three hits over 4.2 innings for another dominating performance by the Golden Bears. No. 5 Kutztown seemed to have the Lady Rams’ number in both games as West Chester dropped back into the cellar of the PSAC East standings. To wrap up their packed schedule, the ladies hosted the Shippensburg Raiders this past Saturday in which they were able to salvage a split. The day

game was highlighted by a complete game three hitter by Devon Utterback. West Chester did its damage in the fourth with a string of hits including one by Abby Block, concluding her final home game of her career. West Chester’s final run came off a smart base-running play as Shippensburg pitcher, Mackenzie Lynn, uncorked a wild pitch. The Raiders tried to make a comeback pushing across one run in the seventh but Utterback closed the door, leading West Chester to a 4-1 victory. In the final game of the weekend, West Chester found itself in pitchers dual as starting pitcher, Kate Skokowski, threw 4.2 innings, allowing three runs with only two earned. After Shippensburg jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, pinch-hitter Erin Whitman smacked an RBI single to center, scoring Ali Vavala. The Raiders would answer though and add another run in the top of the next inning to push the lead back to two. Continuing from her earlier outing that day, Utterback would relieve Skokowski, giving up only one hit for the rest of the game. However, the Lady Rams couldn’t match what Shippensburg was doing on offense and eventually would fall to the Raiders, 3-1. The Lady Rams will travel to University of the Sciences (14-16) Monday for a doubleheader with the Devils. Still in the playoff hunt, these last four games, including PSAC foe East Stroudsburg, will decide the fate of this year’s Lady Rams softball team. Taylor Maren can be reached at TM741168@ wcupa.edu.

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Men’s tennis clinches berth; women’s team eliminated By Brian Johnson Staff Writer

Men’s It took a little luck and a whole lot of hard work, but West Chester University’s men’s tennis team has clinched its first postseason berth since the PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) changed to its current team format back in 2004. The playoff appearance was the capstone on a two week span which saw the men fight through several tough losses only to win one of the best victories in the team’s recent history. When we last left the Golden Rams they were coming off a 9-0 pounding of Bloomfield back on March 29, on their way to two conference matchups against Kutztown and Bloomsburg. WCU started their match against the Golden Bears on the right foot, coming out of the doubles competition with a 2-1 advantage. The advantage was short lived as Kutztown quickly took five of the six singles matches, with WCU’s lone win coming from senior Steve Hlava at fourth singles. Although the match finished in a 6-3 defeat, the team was able to take away some positives, since it was the first time the Golden Rams had earned more than one point in the match since 2000-01. They didn’t have much time to rest after the hard-fought match versus Kutztown, as they were scheduled to face conference rival Bloomsburg the very next day. Unfortunately for the Golden Rams, they fell 8-1 against the Huskies,

with sophomore Cody Leimback earning the team’s only point at sixth singles. The loss dropped WCU to 6-9 overall and 1-3 in the PSAC, making their next set of matches the most important of the season. The men stormed back on April 4 with a 9-0 nonleague victory over Lincoln University. WCU dominated the doubles competition, with an 8-4 and 8-1 victory at first and second doubles respectively, before taking the third match by forfeit. They also started off the singles competition with a point thanks to a victory at sixth singles due to forfeit. The next four matches saw the Golden Rams drop only a total of five games. However, the most exciting match of the day was the last, as Andrew Peterson defeated Adedotun Osho of LU in three sets. Peterson took the first set 7-6 after an 8-6 tiebreak win and then dropped the second set 2-6. The match was finally decided in a third set tiebreak, with Peterson coming away with a 10-7 win. West Chester’s next match was by far its most important, a PSAC match against Millersville, a team they had not beaten since 1994. A win would not only set up the team up for a shot at their first playoff appearance since before 2004, but would also be an affirmation of the sweeping change that has followed since head coach Tina Tharp’s arrival. The match started off on the right foot, with WCU taking two of the three doubles matches. The Marauders then went on to take three straight singles matches, giving

them the 4-2 lead, and placing them just one point away from a 17th straight victory over WCU. At a time when they could have easily packed it up and lived to fight another day, the team dug deep, and created the stuff of collegiate legend. Cody Leimback took the win at sixth singles 6-1, 6-2. That was then followed up by junior Luan Kichen’s 7-5, 6-1. The stage was set with the match tied 4-4 for the final singles match of the day, the fourth singles matchup between Millersville’s Corey Garnier and WCU junior captain David Goldenberg. With a win, the Golden Rams would take the match, and all but assure themselves a spot in the playoffs. Goldenberg made quick work of Garnier with a 6-1 win in the first game. Garnier fought back valiantly in the second game, pushing it to a deciding tiebreak, which Goldenberg took 10-7, giving WCU the win. The win also helped Goldenberg win the PSAC Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for the week of April 1-7.

Women’s A winning season for West Chester University’s women’s tennis team ended in bittersweet fashion this week after being eliminated from PSAC playoff contention. WCU started conference play with a 6-3 win over East Stroudsburg University on March 27, but were quickly thrown off the pace in their next two matches against Kutztown and Bloomsburg.

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The women’s tennis team won their first match, but struggled for most of the season before being eliminated from playoff contention by Bloomsburg. Whereas the men’s team fought back for a close 5-4 conference win over Millersville this month, the women dropped a heartbreaking 5-4 match against Kutztown on April 1. The Golden Rams were down 4-1, at one point until they pulled out three straight singles victories to tie the score. The match came down to freshman Rebecca Thiel’s match against Jennifer Stow. Thiel fell in straight sets, giving the Huskies their third PSAC East win, and dropping WCU to 1-2 in the conference. Unfortunately, they were not able to transfer their energy into the next day’s match against Bloomsburg, where they fell 7-2 and 1-3 in the PSAC East. WCU was in a hole from the beginning, after being swept in the doubles competition and dropping the first two singles matches, sealing the win for the Huskies. The Golden Rams eventually got on the board with wins from Nicole Paller and Haley Wissinger at fourth and fifth singles respectively, with Wissinger digging out a

tough three set win. The WCU ladies regained a glimmer of hope in their 8-1 conference win over rival Shippensburg on April 3, their third match in three days. They stormed out of the gates, winning each of the doubles matchups 8-1, and never looked back. Alex Santoro, Nicole Paller, and Haley Wissinger all won their singles matches 6-0, 6-0, putting an exclamation point on the dominating performance. The Golden Rams cruised to a 6-3 victory in a non-league matchup against Holy Family University while looking ahead to a pivotal matchup against Millersville, a match which would play a huge role in determining whether or not they earned a spot in the PSAC playoffs. As with their match against Bloomsburg, the contest was over before it even started. The Marauders swept the doubles and took four of the six singles matches. Nicole Paller and Haley Wissinger were again the only Golden Rams to get on the board, yet again after the outcome had been

determined. The women roared back with a suffocating 9-0 victory over PSAC opponent Cheyney University, a match in which WCU did not surrender a single game to their opponents. The win gave them a 3-3 PSAC East record and a 9-9 record overall. They followed up the match against Cheyney with a 9-0 victory on April 13, this time in a nonleague match against New Jersey’s Gregorian Court University. The win finished off their season and left them with a 10-9 record, and just short of making the postseason. “This was a very disappointing season,” head coach Tina Tharp admitted. “It’s hard to predict next year; the line-up will most likely be different with incoming freshman and transfers. Current players need to work hard to improve on certain things in their game to raise their level of play in preparation for next year.” Brian Johnson is a fourthyear student majoring in English. He can be reached at BJ669485@wcupa.edu.


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West Chester swept twice in last three series By Kenny Ayres Sports Editor Just one week ago the Golden Rams’ baseball team had won a PSAC record 20 straight games. Since then they have lost five of their last six. West Chester was swept by Shippensburg in a doubleheader on April 7 and then proceeded to drop three of four to Millersville last week. For the first time this entire year they have had trouble getting runs on the board. In the last six games the Rams have averaged just 2.6 runs per game, down almost six runs from their season average of 8.4 runs per game. In game one of their twin bill with Shippensburg, WCU managed to scratch out only one run en route to a

3-1 loss. They did not fair much better in the second game, plating three runs but losing 7-3. Dave Stieg pitched well in game one, allowing just three runs (only one earned) on four hits in his six innings of work, but he got no support. The Rams’ lone run came in the fifth when a passed ball with two runners on base allowed Matt Baer to cross the plate. Baer, Josh Heyne, Jordan Wlodarczyk, and Justin Lamborn had the only hits for the Rams, with Lamborne’s double being the only extra base hit. The top four hitters in the order were a combined 0-11 with six strikeouts. Game two was not much better for the Rams as they dropped the contest 7-3. Dylan Porter lasted on an inning and a

third on the mound and was tagged for three runs on four hits while walking two in his short outing. Jordan Lehman and Kyle Weary each allowed two more runs in relief, and the West Chester bats could not keep pace. Chris Pula was the Rams’ entire offense. He blasted a two-run shot in the first and knocked in the third West Chester run in the fourth inning with an RBI single. The remainder of the lineup scattered just four hits as they were swept for the first time in the 2012 season. West Chester did manage to snap the two game skid in their next game against Millersville, barely topping the Mauraders 2-1 in the first meeting of the season. Jack Provine went 2-for-4 and Pula

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Josh Heyne laces an RBI double to right field. He was 2-for-3 with two RBI in the first game of the twin bill.

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Dave Stieg thorws a pitch during his outing against Millersville. He allowed five runs (three earned) in his four innings of work. went 2-for-3 with a walk, but the Rams failed once again to come through with hits with runners on base. Their only two runs came on fourth inning sacrifice flies from Baer and Wlodarczyk. The Rams received a great effort from Joe Gunkel on the hill, as he tossed a complete game and allowed just a run on seven hits. This win streak would not be as long as their previous one however. For the second straight day, WCU managed just two runs, and this time it was not enough to give them the victory over the Marauders. Joe Wendle opened scoring in the third with an RBI triple to right field, and the Rams tacked on another run later in the inning with an RBI fielder’s choice. Then the bats fell silent. Between the fourth and seventh innings WCU scratched out just one hit, a single off the bat of Heyne. The Marauders scored once in the third, and kept applying pressure.

They finally broke out in the bottom of the seventh when a single, a throwing error, and a triple brought home the tying run and put the winning run on third with just one out. Weary, who replaced Fred Breidenbach after the triple, intentionally walked the next two hitters to load the bases in hoped of a double play, but a sacrifice fly ended the game and made Millersville walk off winners. Having lost three of their last four, the Rams were in desperate need of at least a split last weekend when they took on Millersville at home. The Marauders had other plans as they swept the doubleheader by scores of 12-6 and 3-2. Porter was on the hook for the loss in game one, and Stieg for game two, pitching four innings and allowing five runs (three earned). Reid Pulford paced the Rams offensively in game one, collecting two hits and batting in three. Heyne was also 2-for-3

in the game. One good sign for the Rams in the doublheader was when Joe Wendle hit his ninth home run of the season in game two, and laced his second triple three games. Wendle’s homer (which was also his team leading 30th RBI) came as a sigh of relief. Prior to the home run, Wendle had driven in just one run in the last week and his average (which had been around .470 all year), had dipped almost 40 points. The sweep gave Millersville a 3-1 win in the season series, making them the only team so far this year to win the season series against the Rams. The Golden Rams’ next game will be on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., when they head to Citizens Bank Park to take on Wilmington University (Del.) in the championship round of the annual Bill Giles Tournament. Kenny Ayres is a secondyear student majoring in communication studies. He can be reached at KA739433@wcupa.edu.


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Lacrosse stays near pefect with sixth straight victory By Brynn Dougherty Asst. Sports Editor After their only loss to Bloomsburg last week, the Golden Rams’ lacrosse team ignited a six-game winning-streak with triumphs over Gannon and Millersville last week, and Shippensburg, Georgian Court and Edinboro this week. West Chester (10-1, 7-1 PSAC) defeated Gannon in an away game last Sunday with a score of 17-14. Erin Oczkowski earned four goals with two assists, Tori Dugan earned one goal with five assists, while Lauren Glassey, Theresa Giunta and MacKenzie O’Keefe each registered a hat trick. The Golden Rams then took on Millersville in a conference away game last Tuesday that ended in another victory, 18-5. Glassey earned six goals, while Nicole Pyle and Jamie Dolan each registered hat tricks and Dugan notched in two. The Golden Rams kept the momentum going when they defeated Shippensburg (6-4, 2-3) in a conference tilt last Friday with a score of 19-10 at their second home game of the season on Vonnie Gros Field. Jacki Patterson and Glassey each scored five goals and Dugan finished with seven points. “We knew that Ship was going to put up a fight because they had nothing to lose as a PSAC contender, so we made sure that we were ready for a competitive game,” Patterson said. “Once we were able to figure out their weak-

nesses on defense, it was easy to score on them… They were slow to drop their doubles on D, so if we moved the ball quickly, it was a goal every time we were on attack.” The Rams took an early 5-0 lead in the first half and kept that advantage for the remainder of the game. Shippensburg came within two goals in the beginning of the half, but couldn’t keep up with the Rams’ pace in the long run. All five of Patterson’s goals came in the first half, while Dolan scored twice with three assists. Jess Henderson registered five saves in the win, while Shippensburg’s Ali Cross made 14 saves. The Golden Rams’ success continued through this week with another win in an away game against Georgian Court on Thursday, outscoring their opponents 21-5. Junior Brittany Long put up a career-high five goals while 11 different players notched one against the Lions. The Golden Rams controlled 15 of the 16 draw controls to take a 15-0 advantage by the end of the first half. Glassey, Oczkowski, Patterson, O’Keefe, Jodan Heidelbaugh and Melinda Speers each put up two goals each. Theresa Giunta, Dugan, Pyle and Dolan each netted one, while Dugan also contributed with three assists and Dolan added two. Henderson made three saves in her 40 minutes in the cage while Kelsey Sward took over for the remaining 20 minutes. “Although [Edinboro

is] not the strongest team in the conference, it will definitely be a good game to play and watch,” Patterson said. “The conference games have been so up and down this season, with so many upsets and unexpected losses from some very strong teams. That being said, we cannot underestimate any teams that have been weak in the past, and we will prepare for these games just like any others, ready for anything.” The Rams continued their winning-streak with their sixth straight victory, totaling 18-8, over Edinboro (5-8, 1-7) in a PSAC match at Vonnie Gros Field on Saturday. Glassey and Patterson each came up big again with four goals and two assists apiece, totaling six points each. Pyle and Oczkowski each contributed hat tricks while Pyle also added an assist. Dugan, O’Keefe, Dolan and Stacey Pellechia each added a goal with Dugan putting up a pair of assists and securing eight draw controls. Henderson only had to make one save in her 48 minutes in the cage while Kelsey Sward also made one save in the remaining 12 minutes of play. Glassey’s solid performance last week earned the junior midfielder the PSAC Women’s Lacrosse Athlete of the Week title. Glassey totaled 14 points versus Millersville and Shippensburg, conprised See LACROSSE page 27


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Track puts up strong performance at WCU Collegiate Invitational By Joey Samuel Staff Writer

The West Chester University track and field team won several events and performed well in others as they hosted the WCU Collegiate Invitational at Farrell Stadium on Saturday. In the men’s 400-meter dash, Nick Drozd took first place with a time of 48.71 seconds. Alex Foulke took fourth (50.37), while Josh Swift, Jake Perry, and Adam Heath placed sixth, seventh, and eighth respectively in a great showing for West Chester. Also winning an event Saturday was Zach Musselman, who took first

in the men’s 1500-meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 9.54 seconds. And in the 4x400m relay, a team consisting of Foulke, Swift, Heath and Drozd was runner-up with a time of 3:23.46. On the women’s side, Sam Smarkola was impressive as she took third in the 100m (12.72 seconds), second in the 200m (26.25), and second in the long jump (17 feet, 9.5 inches). Nicole Smith won the 800m (2:14.81), while teammate Kathleen Casey came in a very close second (2:15.01). Kim McManus won the women’s 3000m steeplechase in 12:01.75 while Brigid Gallagher took the women’s 400m hurdles in 1:08.05.

The women’s 4x400m relay team consisting of Smarkola, Smith, Casey, and Danielle Kuhn who won their event in 4:04.06. In the field events West Chester had victories as well. Dillon Wallner won the men’s javelin with a mark of 175 feet, 7 inches. Kayla Owens won the women’s shot put with a distance of 38 feet, 9 inches, while Amanda Hughes won the triple jump (34-5). LeQuan Chapman, meanwhile, took second in the long jump (22 feet, 6.5 inches) and third in the triple jump (41 feet, 9.75 inches). Brian Pellechia took sixth in the hammer throw (153-8), while Wallner was

seventh (140-2). Capping off an excellent meet on a personal level, Wallner also took fourth in the shot put (41 feet, 9.5 inches). In total, West Chester took first place in nine events with the combined efforts of the men and women. That meant it was their best showing so far in the spring season. Next Saturday, West Chester will travel to East Stroudsburg University to take part in the AllAmerican Meet. The famous Penn Relays beckon the following week from April 26-28. Joey Samuel is a third-year student majoring in political science and Spanish. He can be reached at JS719745@wcupa. edu.

Lacrosse from page 26 of 11 goals and three assists. She also added four ground balls, four draw controls and four turnovers. She is second on the team in scoring with 39 points and second in assists with 14. In the contest against Millersville, Glassey posted a careerhigh six goals. “Being PSAC player of the week was an honor,” Glassey said of the achievement. “I was happy to hear that my hard work was recognized.” Glassey said the team looks forward to the rest of the season and is confident that they will have continued success in their future. “We are the biggest threat,” Glassey said. “Knowing the competi-

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tion is scared to play you only increases how hyped up we get to play.” This week will include a game against rival Lock Haven in a home game on Friday afternoon. “They are having a rough season right now with four losses, and one loss being in the conference, but we cannot underestimate anyone,” Patterson said. “They wait their entire season to play us because we knocked them out of the playoffs last year.” The Golden Rams will face top-ranked LeMoyne on Monday in the first of five home games at 3 p.m. at Vonnie Gros Field. Brynn Dougherty is a fourth-year student majoring in economics and finance with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at BD670913@ wcupa.edu.

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