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VOLUME 99, ISSUE 1

THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY

MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE News:

Prop 8 Coverage Page 2

Welcome back to West Chester: Weeks of Welcome kick off immediately By Jenn Rothstein News Editor

Op-Ed:

Big changes on campus and in The Quad Page 4

Features:

Prepare for a new school year Page 6

Monday August 30 marks the beginning of not only a new semester, but also West Chester’s annual Weeks of Welcome events. These events aren’t only for incoming freshmen; all West Chester students are invited to attend. Besides the welcome back receptions from groups and organizations such as LGBTQA and the Career Development Center, there are also events in Sykes featuring novelties and free giveaways. Sykes is continuing weekend movie nights, and events are sponsored almost daily all across campus. In addition to all of these activities, there are also sporting events taking place, including men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, volleyball, and football. Finally, there are a number of trips sponsored by various organizations on campus, with tickets available at the SSI window. The Weeks of Welcome culminate with homecoming weekend, beginning October 2. The weekend will feature the

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Signs around campus announce welcoming messages to both new and returning students.

annual homecoming game and parade. The entire calendar for the Weeks of Welcome can be found on the New Student Programs website.

Golden Rams Football: Preview of the upcoming season

Also taking place in the opening weeks of the semester is Family Weekend, October 15 through 17. This weekend opens with a carnival night, and also features

historic tours of the campus and planetarium shows. Jenn Rothstein is a fourth year student majoring in English education. She can be reached at quadnews@wcupa.edu.

Proposition 8: The debate continues

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Rush on Tour Page 8

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A traditional marriage supporter revs his motorcycle engine in an attempt to drown out gay marriage supporters after the Still Standing in the Middle for Marriage rally at Fresno City Hall in Fresno, CA, Sunday, May 31, 2009.

By Margaret Weaver Special to The Quad

Sports: Football Page 16

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Proposition 8 was overturned by a federal Judge in California on August 4, 2010. The ruling was decided after a gay couple claimed that the proposition violated the Constitution and therefore violated their rights. Judge Vaughn Walker overturned the Proposition saying “the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples.” Same-sex marriages were performed between June 2008 and November 2008. Judge Walker also ruled that marriages could resume on

August 18, 2010 but the ruling was stayed pending appeal. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is now dealing with the case and ruled that same-sex marriage could not resume until the issue has been resolved. Proposition 8 was a ballot proposition and Constitutional amendment passed in November 2008 in the State of California’s elections. The proposition reads, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” The news of the August 4 ruling once again puts the subject of gay marriage in the spotlight. Supporters and protestors of the proposition also proved that the nation is still questioning the meaning of marriage and who is

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NEWS

AUGUST 30, 2010

On The Record

“Today’s NY Post says I was spotted in NYC dining with Maury Povich and Connie Chung. Whoever’s impersonating me–aim higher.”

“That song is so annoying.” -Katy Perry, jokingly, on her summer hit, California Gurls. topnews.com

-Conan O’Brien, playing rumor control via twitter.

“I don’t think that most of these people who are yelling and screaming really care one way or another.”

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-Michael Bloomburg, New York mayor, who feels much of the arguing over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero is about gaining votes and publicity.

“I’ve never been called a ‘big commander’ before.”

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-David Cameron British Prime Minister, on the news that Taliban insurgents were planning to target “the big commander” on his most recent visit to Afghanistan.

Prop 8 from page 1 allowed to do it. “We all deserve the freedom to marry,” read one sign in California. Signs that argued against the ruling tried to reinforce the idea of marriage being limited to a man and a woman. With the 2010 elections approaching, many candidates have been using Proposition 8 as a way to entice voters to vote for them. Republican governor candidate, Meg Whitman says that she will defend Proposition 8 if she is elected, stating, “I think the governor, the attorney general today has to defend the constitution and has to enable the judicial process to go along and has to enable an appeal to go through.” California Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General

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Gay marriage supporters in Philadelphia protest the passing of Proposition 8. Similar protests took place across the country.

Jerry Brown so far have not supported the ban on same-sex marriage, but concerns have been raised about the governor not supporting the will of voters. The fight is not over, however. The case could end up in the U.S. Supreme Court in the next few years and supporters are hopeful that it could mean a change in the U.S. Constitution and allow different tates the opportunity to change their laws as well. Currently five states recognize and perform same-sex marriages: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. New York, Rhode Island, and Maryland recognize same-sex marriage but do not give marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Margaret Weaver is a third year student majoring in English. She can be reached at MW678077@wcupa. edu.

OLs help new students learn their way around the WCU Campus during orientation

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AUGUST 30, 2010

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Back By Popular Demand. . . . . . .

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE TO AND FROM PARKING LOT ‘M’ MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 7:30 a.m to 10:20 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

BUSES WILL RUN EVERY 10 MINUTES. . . . LEAVING CHURCH STREET BUS STOP ON THE ‘FIVES’ AND LEAVING ‘M’ LOT ON THE ‘TENS’ Additional Stops at: Church Street Bus Stop, Parking Lot ‘G’ And Sharpless Parking Garage

(Buses will operate on days when classes or final exams are in session.)

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Opinion

Welcome back WCU!

Editorial

Obviously, this is the time of year where that phrase “back to school,” sales and textbook fees are abundant to the point of annoyance. However, I’m going to skip all that and chat about something that normally doesn’t come up until autumn: change.

People give power to words. Let your words give the people power.

The changes being made around campus are not only noticeable to returning students, but to the freshmen and transfer students as well, thanks to various construction rigs blocking off a good portion of Recitation Hall. Speed humps have been constructed on the two crosswalks in front of Sykes Student Union. Stone has been installed along the lower block of Church Street...for some reason. Perhaps due to massive complaint of students who have been literally “stuck in the mud” crossing Church Street after a rainstorm? I thought that was what crosswalks were for....

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EDITORIAL BOARD Jenn Rothstein News Editor Lisa DellaPorta Op-Ed Editor Rae Dunbar Features Editor Mike Sheehan Entertainment Editor Amy Festa Sports Editor Lukas Jenkins Photography Editor BUSINESS & ADVERTISING STAFF

EDITORIAL STAFF Steven Fisher Asst. Sports Editor Jess Guzzardo Asst. Photography Editor

And lastly, one of the more noticeable changes to this campus - Ramsey and Sanderson buildings are no more! I know that we’ve imagined the dorms gone for quite some time now, but during my time living in West Chester over summer, the rubble was cleared bit by bit from the foundations of the sites leaving nothing but two blank spots of ground flanking the sides of Lawrence Dining Hall [maybe now WCU will finally forward my proposal of a campus helicopter, since we have the landing zone cleared]. My point to all this is that change is more constant than the turning of leaves or seasons. And of course, I’m going to tie this into our beloved student newspaper, The Quad...

COPY EDITORS Sarah Gurgal Beth Serowsky

Joshua Cash Business Manager

DISTRIBUTION Kyle Pesce Sarah Kemmerer

Phil Bieg Advertising Manager

ONLINE EDITION Kristin Solanick FACULTY ADVISOR Dr. Philip A. Thompsen

Submissions Policy [suhb-mish-uhnz . pol-uh-see] Guest and opinion columns, letters to the editor, political or social commentary, and artwork is accepted during 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 off in our office, Sykes 253 or e-mailed to quad@wcupa.edu. An electronic copy of all work is necessary for publication and should be sent to the aforementioned e-mail address. 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 address, class standing, area of study, and/or organizational position. Material is only published if the author/artist can be confirmed as a standing member of the University. Such distinctions include students, staff, faculty, administration, and alumnus. We do not accept submissions from members of the community that are not associated with West Chester University. Letters to the editor should not exceed 250 words; columns and commentaries should be between 500 and 1,100 words. All material may be edited to adhere to our policies, AP style, and space restraints. We do not 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 not necessarily those of The Quad, its editorial board or the student body, faculty, or administration of West Chester University. The deadline for all Op-ed submissons is the Saturday before that Monday’s publication by 2 p.m.

Disclaimers [dis-kley-merz] Copyright ©2010 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 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. Founded in 1932 as Quad Angles, The Quad was re-named as such in 1975. The Quad is the independent, student-run newspaper of West Chester University of Pennsylvania and is published weekly throughout the academic year. The Quad is published on 11 Mondays each academic semester and has a weekly newsprint circulation of 4,000. 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 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 placed at the addresses or phone numbers listed above. Classified advertising may be purchased on our Web site: http://www.wcuquad.com. The Quad reserves the right to refuse any news items, letters, or advertising thought to be offensive or inappropriate. The Quad exercises care to prevent omissions and factual errors. Corrections for any published error will not exceed the space or prominence of the error that occurred. Claims for adjustment must be made within five days of publication. The Quad is printed by Bartash Printing in Philadelphia, Pa.

Recycle The Quad - because who wants to chop down a tree?

The Quad is changing. We already have a new logo, thanks to our new Art Director, and we’re planning on switching printers, which will give us an entirely new look. We’ve also had the largest staff turnover this semester than I’ve seen in my time here, and everyone is enthusiastic about making the paper better for the students. This is where all of you come in -We want to know what you, the student body, want in your paper. As much as we love our advisor, Dr. Thompsen, we’re proud that The Quad can call itself a completely student-run newspaper: “by the students, for the students.” So tell us what you want! How do you do that? [Insert mental image of Vanna White in displaying-something mode here] 1) Come see us at the Involvement Fair on Sept. 8. We’ll have various editors staffing our table throughout the entire five-hour-fair. Come by and find out what we’re about, browse through some recent issues, and tell us what you would like to see. 2) Come to one of our meetings. We hold meetings in our office [2nd floor of Sykes] every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4 p.m. These meetings are open to absolutely everyone on campus - whether you write for us, want to write for us, or just want to see what’s coming up in The Quad. 3) E-mail us. Our website [wcuquad.com] lists our entire staff and how to contact each of us. Here’s to a new school year, with all the changes it may or may not bring! peace to you all, -tara t.

Ever wanted to write for The Quad? Send in your submissions every week to QuadOpEd@wcupa.edu Let the campus community hear your voice!


AUGUST 30, 2010

OPINION & EDITORIAL

On buying a new old car

By Lisa DellaPorta Op-Ed Editor

I refuse to be scammed by a cartoon fox, promises of future free oil changes, a freshlysteamed engine block, fake Blue Book values or flashy business cards. Realizing that I’d be student teaching in the spring, and that the homecoming of my sister for her co-op would steal the car I’ve been borrowing from my dad for the past two years out from under me, I started looking for a car of my own in June. I wanted a manual shift, four cylinder car small enough for street parking with gas mileage that wouldn’t strike fear into my heart every time I turned the engine over. Yesterday, my search ended after two months and 28 days. I write this much, much poorer, but also a bit wiser. I now know the difference between a ULEV and a VTEC engine, how to evaluate the tread on a pair of tires and the benefits of alloy wheels versus their earlier predecessor steel. The minute that you whisper that you want to buy a used car, half the world rushes forward and tries to rob you blind. Strange men with slicked back hair and over zealous smiles ask what they can do to get you into “this car….. today!” The car will be priced three grand over suggested value, smell like cat pee, and look like it once housed a rutting gorilla in the back seat. Any question or protest will be met with strong urging that this is not the market to be picky about a used car. Cash For Clunkers got rid of all the good ones, and you won’t find a better car anywhere for this price, they swear! Going to a cleaner looking dealership netted me nothing better. My price range, cheap as possible, was way below anything they had stored on their sales lots. I refused to take out a loan to buy a car, and what I wanted was always sold to auctions when traded in, not kept on location or sold individually for profit. Going to an actual auction was an event I avoided like the plague. Evaluating one car at a time is hard enough, but deciding

between hundreds of unwanted vehicles all at once under pressuring time constraints sounded impossibly harder. Worse, most every seller, dealer or otherwise, had issues with me being a manual driver. Girls don’t usually know how to do that, or so I’ve now been told. Nervousness and double-checking became the norm when I suggested a test drive. Bringing my mom along with me for backup only seemed to make things worse. Two women who can drive manual? Unheard of! I soon found myself to be more of a novelty sideshow than a customer. If there’s one thing I’ve learned through this whole process, it’s that you are your own best advocate. Being ignorant of the enormous thing you’re about to purchase is not only stupid, it’s dangerous. I found my first possibility from a private seller just out of college who had upgraded from a bottom of the line commuter car. The price was right, I liked driving it, it satisfied my Volkswagen fetish. He was very vocal about the fact that had a clean Carfax, which he had gotten from the dealer who had sold him the car several years earlier. Unlike some before him, he had no issue with me taking it to my mechanic first, an outfit that’s serviced my family for decades while understanding the joys of properly caring for a car on a very limited budget. My mechanic put it up on the lift and, after a moment of stunned silence, started laughing. Scrawled across the top of his finished report, in capital letters, were the words “Do not buy this car.” After paying four grand to the seller, I would need another six grand in repairs to get it up to inspection and safety standards. The dealer had robbed my seller blind, lulling him into a false sense of security with Carfax and its adorable cartoon mascot while hiding the terrifying mess that was a Frankenstein undercarriage slapped together with electrical tape. Car after car failed my relatively simple checklist. I met with people who prom-

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ised garage-kept, well-cared for vehicles, but showed up with heaps that had barely survived accidents, floods and incompetent drivers who thought that a clutch was for occasional use when shifting. My favorite encounter was with a dealership employee named Roman who, through a thick Slavic accent, tried to sell me a Honda Prelude by suggesting that the ancient sports car got stolen or broken into, insurance would actually make me money. He didn’t know how to release the overly tightened parking brake, though, and suggested that I just drive around with the brake on all the time. A trip to West Oak Lane to look at a cheaply priced Jetta took an entire day, and taught me not to look at cars for sale in the city; a huge part of the front driver’s side had been pushed in by a snow plow after last winter’s weather wreaked havoc on street parked vehicles everywhere. I have to admit, the dried pool of blood and police tape on the seller’s neighbor’s front stoop were equally unnerving. If by some miracle I had managed to get a job this summer, I have no idea when I would have been able to take shifts. Often I’d cram in two or three test drives in one day, running in three different directions to track down elusive cherry cars, only to return home defeated, tired and as dependent on my parents for transportation as ever. About a week ago, a car popped up on Craigslist that looked pretty good. I’d had some issues with the site before, and was hesitant. Emails inquiring about cars were usually ignored or responded to with fake offers to ship the car from far across the country because the seller was a deployed soldier in Iraq or the wife of a coma patient who needed money; both of these emails were sent to me several times, on different cars. So when I struck up conversation with a real, live person, and not some scam artist from Nigeria, it was like the sky opened up after a stormy day. He was 20, local, and selling a car for his father, a wholesale dealer who thought it was too nice to send to auction. In 48 hours we took it to a mechanic, priced repairs and double-checked funds. Thursday night found me sitting at a strange kitchen table holding a check for most of what I have after paying tuition, eyeing the car in the driveway that I’d drive home soon after. There are some definite bugs to fix, and I’m working on getting them figured out as fast as I can, before winter and cold and the other evils of Mother Nature swoop in. I’ve already set off the parking alarm twice by accident, and I’m having a hard time matching the exact color to try and buy touch-up paint for the various dings and dents that are regrettable, but acceptable flaws, to be sure. Yet after seeing all there is to see, and working this hard to learn and make sure my purchase was wise, I’m happy I held out for the best. If only paying car insurance were as satisfying. Lisa DellaPorta is a student at West Chester University majoring in English and secondary education. She can be reached at LD631585@wcupa.edu.

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I just read the article “Parking Problem” in this last issue. I can relate to everything that the author said in the article. I commute from South Philly for classes and think parking for commuter students needs to improve soon. There’s lots of stress driving out to West Chester with traffic congestion, then more stress trying to find a parking spot and make class on time, and then even more stress caused by the long ride home to Philly. I had class last night and saw the plastic bags over the meters on Church Street. I think there were five to six spots blocked, probably for the trailers from the bookstore. This is not fair. Can’t they put the trailers somewhere else without taking up parking spaces that commuter students need? -Jim Walker, West Chester University Student To the Editor: My name is Hans van Mol and in addition to being a junior music education major, I’m also President of the Off Campus & Commuter Association (OCCA) and a member of the University Parking Committee. I just recently read your op-ed article in The Quad regarding the parking situation here on campus, and I agree with most of the points that you made. Yes, I have dealt with the inevitable horror that usually is finding a parking spot here on campus, and know exactly what you go through. I’ve commuted three years now and know how you feel. After reading your article though, I felt you should know exactly what the university is doing, why parking has become the extra-nightmare it’s become, and some ways to help. The university started drilling in L lot at the end of last semester. The reason they started while the term was still in session was because the drilling is being funded by a grant given to the Facilities Division. However, this project needed to be started before the semester ended or else Facilities would lose the grant. They chose to start it then because this drilling is a three month project. By so doing they’re only closing down the lot to students for a few weeks, whereas it could’ve been closed for three or more months (many other students and I would’ve been upset about that!). This way, the majority of the work is done over the summer, and L Lot will hopefully be reopening near the beginning of Fall 2010. Luckily, there will be a temporary “Sanderson Lot” available for commuter use where the old Sanderson dorm used to be. Parking will be available there until construction begins on that site. I know that this doesn’t exactly help a whole lot, but I appreciate reading concerns. I’ve always felt that commuters should make their voices heard when it comes to their issues. If you or other commuters are so able, I would love to invite you to join OCCA this fall to better voice your concerns. Our meetings will be on Wednesdays at noon in Sykes 209, and we provide free lunch at these meetings!

-Hans van Mol, West Chester University Student To the Editor: After seeing this advertisement in the last two editions of the paper, I was forced to write in. In your classified section, you have an advertisement for College Pro Painters. This so-called “job” is one of the biggest scams on the market. It preys on college kids by stating that they can “make $30,000 in one summer.” What college kid wouldn’t bite at that kind of an opportunity? I really enjoy reading this paper every week, but when you allow such scams like College Pro Painters into your publication, without first bothering to research what it actually is, it makes me angry. I thought this paper was for students, written by students? What student could let another fall into that trap? I’ve heard about students being forced to drop out of school because they were in debt thanks to the actions company. Please, for the sake of those who aren’t willing to do the research on their own, remove this ad from your paper. Please don’t let students fall into this trap. -Andrew Lebresco, West Chester University Student

Corrections Correction: In the April 26 issue of The Quad, the editorial entitled “Crosswalk Tragedy A Mystery” misquoted incoming Student Government Vice-President Danielle Holzmann. Holzmann wrote to us to clarify that she stated that the victims were “no one in her sorority,” rather than “nobody,” as printed in the article. The Quad regrets this error, on behalf of the author, but would like to stress that all pieces printed in the Opinion and Editorial section are not to be taken as absolute news or fact; these are opinion pieces, independently written by students, stating the viewpoints of the author. In no way do the opinions of contributing writers reflect the professional attitudes or opinions of The Quad or its staff. The Quad is an equal opportunity media outlet, for all students, and has the responsibility to print opinions of all sides and varieties.


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Features The Quad

AUGUST 30, 2010

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2010 School year move-in day Students carry in their belongings with the help of family members and friends

Students were able to unload their cars to move their items into Allegheny or Brandywine Hall.

Students were able to obtain carts to load up with their belongings to make their move-in progress easier. All photos by Jess Guzzardo/ The Quad

See more pictures of move-in day on page 7

Students can prepare themselves for the new academic school year

By Ginger Rae Dunbar Features Editor

Students have now all moved into their new current residence. Maybe students have been there for a couple days, a week or two, or maybe even the whole summer. Whether students are just unpacking their personal belongings into their new room, or have slowly (over time) organized their residences, they are bound to have forgotten a few items. Students who are returning for another school year typically say that they pack up their school supplies into a box to be stored in the basement. Then, upon moving into their new residence at school, students will bring their personal belongings and

their boxed school supplies. It is possible that students, new or returning, have forgotten to bring or stock up on school supplies. Students schould check out the student bookstore, especially if lacking in notebooks, folders or Ram gear. Instead of taking supplies from a roommate, students can visit the bookstore, located on the lower level of Sykes Student Union. At the bookstore, students can find many of their class textbooks and other items they may need in their room. The bookstore also sells cable cords, surge protectors, medicine, toilet trees, school supplies, Rams gear and much more. Sykes Student Union is a great place for students to relax, study,

or grab a bite to eat. There are couches and lounges located on almost every floor for student use. A computer lab and quiet lounge are on the top floor. While in Sykes, students can roam the building to find a hang-out spot with friends and a study area. Sykes offers food at Ramshead food court, as well as snacks at Java City coffee. Students can use their meal plan, flex, Ram Bucks, cash and credit cards at these locations. There is seating available inside and outside the building. Students can study and do work on the top floor if they have a preference for a silent study area. There is a lounge on the third floor as well as the second floor, near the main entrance. Students can shop at Lawrence

Market as an alternative to SSI. Lawrence Market is a convenience store located in the Lawrence Center, which sells many items including grocery items and school supplies. If you forgot to bring a pair of scissors, a stapler with staples, tape or other desk items such as these, check out the Market. Living in a residence hall is one way students can meet new people. Students can make friends with roommates, hall mates and resident assistants (RAs). Returning students may have chosen to live in the same residence hall as their friends as one way to stay in contact with friends. Getting to know other residents and floormates gives students a chance to make new

friends and meet potential future roommates. Students also can befriend classmates or become friendly with students who could help advise them with classes, lend help in understanding the course and pair up for group work. Of course, a professor is a good source of help in understanding the material as well. For extra help, students should visit a professorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office hours or seek out a tutor for a particular subject. To obtain a tutor, students need to go to the tutoring center, located on the second floor of the Lawrence Center. Students will be assigned a tutor based on the course they need help in. Another source available for

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Prepare

from page 6 students to use is the Writing Center, which is also located on the second floor of the Lawrence Center. Students can bring their papers to the Writing Center to have a peer review the paper with them and help with the stages of the writing process. This program allows students to receive the help they ask for and to improve their papers. For instance, students can bring their paper to the writing center to see if their work is written in an organized manner, if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s written with clarity, and if the paper is supported with information and examples. The Learning Assistance

FEATURES and Resource Center (LARC) provides programs throughout the school year to help students improve their skills to succeed in college. Programs include helping students with their study habits, time management, stress busters and more. These programs and dates can be found on fliers hanging in the Lawrence Center and other academic buildings. Students can also go directly to LARC located on the second floor of the Lawrence Center in room 223. Classmates who are doing the same workload, spending time at the library together can help a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understanding of the material covered. Friends make for good study groups or study buddies as long as school work is being discussed. Students can find out which

friends they can go to study areas with in order to do school work. If students find themselves talking about their weekend more than they are discussing school matters, than the friends should spend time together in social settings as oppose to a study area. It is recommended that students utilize their resources on-campus. In any class, it is best to talk with ones professor early on in the semester for extra help or any clarifications. Keeping a social area and a study area separate can help students be motivated to do their schoolwork and help them accomplish their academic goals. Ginger Rae Dunbar is a fourthyear student majoring in English with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at RD655287@wcupa.edu.

More pictures from move-in-day

All photos by Jess Guzzardo/ The Quad

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Photo by Lukas Jenkins/ The Quad

The Lawrence Center is a useful tool for students who are seeking to improve their writing skills and study habits, or to obtain extra help with a class subject.


Entertainment The Quad

AUGUST 30, 2010

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A Review: Rush’s ‘Time Machine’ Tour By Devon Czekaj

Special to The Quad

Despite being around since the ‘70s, Canada’s most celebrated progressive rock band is still going strong. These past few years have been especially kind to Rush, with a guest appearance on The Colbert Report and cameos in the 2009 comedy “I Love You Man.” Currently Rush is back on the road touring in celebration of their seminal album Moving Pictures; playing the album in its entirety, but also playing a multitude of songs from their extensive discography. I was lucky enough to catch Rush twice on tour over the summer, and for anyone who has yet to experience the power of Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson live, its highly recommended. There are no opening bands, just three hours of Rush. The show starts with a comical video involving the band playing the role of disgruntled people in a sausage restaurant watching the band “Rash,” a fictional polka band from the 40’s that has no chance at all of making it big. A time machine is then revealed which updates the band’s take on “The Spirit of the Radio” from polka, to disco, to country, until finally it sounds like the song everyone is familiar with. At that point something goes horribly wrong and the machine launches the Rash into the future. The video ends and the real Rush appear on stage playing an energy fueled performance of “The Spirit of the Radio”. At this point it’s clear to the audience that Rush have just as much life in them as they did when they started out. Geddy Lee can still hit those ultra high notes in his unique voice that could be described as Robert Plant on helium, and his finger-picked bass playing does nothing but confirm that he is one of progressive rock’s top bassists. Watching Neil Peart pound complex drum fills on his massive kit inspires the audience

to go into an air drumming frenzy. Alex Lifeson after all these years is still criminally underrated, both as a lead and rhythm guitarist. “The Spirit of the Radio” was followed by “Time Stand Still”, a song from Rush’s late ‘80s synth heavy phase, in which Geddy Lee has to alternate between keyboards, bass playing, and singing. Afterward the band’s set leaned heavily on their ‘90s and 2000s output of stripped down, but enjoyable hard rock. The only exceptions were Freewill and Marathon. It was obvious that some of the Rush traditionalists were put off by the newer songs and opted to get an overpriced beverage instead, despite the band playing BU2B from their upcoming album “Clockwork Angels.” After about 90 minutes of music, Rush closed out the end of their first set with their classic “Subdivisions,” a song that is still relevant today in describing the lack of conformity in society, and being shunned for being different. Afterward the audience patiently waited out the intermission. They knew what was coming next, and it was enough to make any progressive-rock fan giddy. Rush were going to play. When Rush came back out to play the album it was flawless. The crowd went into a frenzy from the opening bass synth of “Tom Sawyer” till the surprisingly lively performance of “Vital Signs”. Never before have I seen that many people air drum, air guitar, air bass, and even air keyboard at concert (Yes, I was also one of those people). Even a Dream Theater concert was tame in comparison. This set was particularly special because the 11 minute epic “The Camera Eye” hadn’t been preformed since their Signals tour in 1982. After Moving Pictures, Rush launched into another new song “Caravan” from Clockwork Angels (Rush traditionalists used it as an excuse to have a bathroom break…).

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It was then time for Neil Peart’s drum solo, a staple at any Rush concert that produces awe, even in non-drummers. Neil Peart blasts through multiple time signatures and music styles, even a swinging big band segment. He’s like a machine, never making errors and having no expression other than determination on his face. Not being left out, Alex Lifeson followed with his own solo on a 12-string acoustic, while Geddy Lee took a much-deserved rest until the band kicked back in gear with a pair of fan favorites from the ‘70s, “Closer to the Heart” with an extended jam section, and the first two parts from 2112 (arguably the first progressive metal song ever). “Far Cry” closed out the set, one of Rush’s most popular tracks off of their 2007 output “Snakes and Arrows” and is likely to be a concert staple for years to come. For the encore Rush came back out with La Villa Strangiato which highlighted each member in the band, but Alex

Lifeson in particular with his emotive electric guitar leads. What followed took most of the crowd by surprise. Rush played a reggae inspired take on “Working Man,” before switching to the hard and dirty rendition heard on the studio take halfway through the song. Before the concert came to an official close, another video was played. This time it featured the two main characters from

“I Love You Man” engage in an awkward but endearing backstage encounter with the band. What more can be said but Rush put on a phenomenal show that is well worth the price of arena tickets. For those of you have yet to see Rush live, they are playing at the Allentown Festival September 2. Devon Czekaj can be reached at DC678434@wcupa.edu.

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University prepares for fall season: Pajama Game, Athol Fugard in line-up

Above: the University Theatre 2010-2011 Executive Council, who is responsible for running the student organization.

By Tara Tanzos Editor-in-Chief

After ending the 2009-2010 theater season with two Shakespearean shows, West Chester’s University Theatre is now focusing on auditions and rehearsals for their fall semester events. The Executive Council of the UT 2010-2011 Council are: Peter Collier, President; Jim Vadala, Vice-President; Frank Schierloh, Treasurer; Doug Atkins, Secretary; Briana Choynowski, Historian, and Kristie Perrotti, Parliamentarian. Each officer holds their own responsibilities; for example, the president position is generally in charge of the organization and creates the semester’s schedule, while the vice-president is in charge of organizing each production’s set strike. Now that the school year is beginning, the council and the rest of University Theatre are preparing for auditions for each respective production. The first of these auditions will be held Tuesday, Aug. 31st at 7 p.m. for “Reception/Perception.” This dance show will include choreography from WCU students and faculty, as well as several guest artists from the Philadelphia area, and will open on November 19th. On September 1-2, auditions will be held for the season’s musical, “The Pajama Game.” Taking place in the Sleep-Tite

Pajama Factory, this musical focuses on the ups and downs of office (or factory) relationships, culminating in conflict during a worker’s strike. The play is originally based off of the novel “7½ Cents” by Richard Bissell, which is named after the pay increase the workers in The Pajama Game are striking for. The musical will open on October 22nd and run for two weekends. Continuing in a department tradition, UT will hold their student-written one acts from November 11-13. This shorter series of shows features one-acts written, performed, and directed by WCU theater students. Each show is written and graded in the previous spring semester, and a small handful of shows are picked by theater department faculty to perform in the fall showcase. Auditions for these shows will be held October 6-7, leaving just over a month for each act to cast, design and perfect their scenes. The fall production that will be performed last in the fall semester is Sorrows and Rejoicings, written by South African playwright Athol Fugard. This production will be the first completed show this season, with shows starting September 29. Directed by professor Leonard Kelly, this production revolves around the complexities of grief and joy, as an exiled man passes to death, leaving his wife and his mistress to reflect upon their

lives and memories of him. Due to the renovations at the E.O. Bull Center over the past few semesters, theater classes were moved to other academic buildings, mainly in Anderson Hall. The theater department has also been forced to find new production venues for shows and events, reaching out the theater space in Brandywine Hall and using a classroom on the first floor of Goshen for rehearsals. These spaces will be used again this season while renovations continue on the E.O. Bull Center. Sorrows and Rejoicings, along with the student-written one-acts, will be held in the Goshen studio theatre. Students interested in participating in University Theatre may contact any of the officers, or attend one of the organization’s weekly meetings, which take place at 10 p.m. on Mondays on the first floor of Anderson. Tara Tanzos is a fourth-year student majoring in English and minoring in creative writing. She can be reached at TT649875@wcupa.edu.

The latest on Lohan By Angela Thomas Staff Writer

Everyone remembers her as the cute redhead from the 1998 version of the classic film, The Parent Trap. Now all anyone hears about is Lindsay Lohan’s many trips to rehab, mess-ups, and jail time. 24-year-old American actress and singer, Lindsay Lohan has been a hot item in the press since she turned the legal age of 18. Magazines and photographers everywhere have followed Lohan’s every move, from entering and leaving nightclubs to documenting her very public relationship with singer-songwriter and DJ, Samantha Ronson. Lindsay Lohan is known for her many trips to rehabilitation centers for drug and alcohol recovery and anorexia but disaster and trouble seemed to have followed Lohan again this summer. Lohan was scheduled to attend a DUI progress report early May 2010. However, when Lindsay didn’t show up, the judges did not smile in her favor. Lohan and representatives claimed that Lohan’s passport was stolen while she was attending the Cannes Film Festival. Rumors spread rapidly about Lohan’s constant partying in Cannes, therefore at her rescheduled progress report hearing, she was required to wear a bracelet that monitored her alcohol level, attend alcohol education classes, and refrain from consuming any alcohol. On July 6, 2010, Lindsay Lohan’s world spun frantically out of control as her court session did not go as she had hoped.

Lohan was charged with violating her probation. Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail for the violation. Rumors told of Lindsay tearing through her house, throwing items, and threatening her life.

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With all the drama stirring her emotional and mental stability, a judge also ordered her to attend an inpatient clinic for three months after her jail time. On July 20, Lohan was escorted into custody to attend her jail time, which was shortly outlived. Fourteen days after being in jail, Lohan was released after the facility she was attending was deemed “overcrowded” and therefore void of any non-violent offenders. However, Lohan was still required to attend an inpatient facility. Lohan was sent to UCLA, where she was released 23 days later for having served as much time as she could have. UCLA doctors claimed that Lohan “had done everything required of her there.” She will still attend outpatient facilities in order to get her life back together. Angela Thomas is an English major who can be reached at AT683005@ wcupa.edu.


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Movie Review: BACK TO SCHOOL By Patrick Viesti Staff Writer

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“I don’t care how rich and successful a man is…he’s nothing without an education.” Some would think that these words are from a prodigious author or a famous man of business. But interestingly enough, these are the words of wisdom given to a young Thornton Melon by his father when he asks to work in the tailoring business and forgo his own education. This is the setup to one of the most funny and unique movies produced in the 1980s. The film begins with comedian Rodney Dangerfield playing the role of Thornton Melon, a successful businessman who owns a line of clothing stores for the larger- sized man. After getting a call from his son Jason, played by Keith Gordon, who says that everything is fine at school, even though it’s not, he decides to go down and surprise him after a divorce with his wife. After learning that Jason is not the star of the diving team or the lady’s man on campus, he is disheartened by the notion that Jason doesn’t believe he can make it. Thornton decides to earn his business degree with him. This begins the chain of events that are filled with humorous one-liners and the wacky antics

of Thornton Melon. From turning an entire dormitory into a luxury condo to hiring Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. to help with his writing assignments, there is nothing that can’t be bought in Thornton’s mind. This of course leads to the many troubles that he later encounters. Dangerfield is hilariously obnoxious as Thornton Melon. His over-the-top style of delivery along with his down-to-earth attitude truly solidifies his character. But when it comes to the more hilarious moments of the film, comedian Sam Kinison steals the show with his portrayal of Professor Terguson, a former Vietnam veteran turned American history professor. Dr. Phillip Barbay, played by Paxton Whitehead, is Thornton’s business professor. He portrays the typical intellectual, eliteminded professor who believes he knows all about the business world. After witnessing the dean accepting Thornton’s bribes in getting into the college, he is repulsed and determined to see him out. The classroom scene between Whitehead and Dangerfield on how a company is built and maintained from the ground up is not only amusing, but quite intriguing in how both “textbook knowledge” and “real world experience” is tested between the two characters. Meanwhile, Thornton becomes enchanted by Dr. Diane Turner, played by Sally Kellerman,.who works very well with Dangerfield on-screen. Both actors help you to believe that a real relationship is forming between them. While the formula of this kind of movie may seem to be commonplace today, it is still a funny and meaningful story of a father and son bonding in the

most unlikely of settings. The actors do a fantastic job of having fun with their roles. This is especially true of Jason’s goofy friend Derek Lutz, played by Robert Downey, Jr. His portrayal of the college weirdo is not only amusing but charming as well. Even with the film echoing of a few decades past, it still manages to capture a real feeling of college life. From the occasional wild party on campus to studying into the wee hours of the morning, the college experience in the film still holds up today. While the story can be quite ridiculous, it should only be taken with a grain of salt. The film knows what it is and has fun just being a crazy ride with an eccentric millionaire father concerned for his unconfident son. With a very solid cast and funny antics, it is the perfect way to welcome the new college semester. Patrick Viesti is a fourth year student at West Chester University, majoring in communication studies. He can be reached at PV682167@ wcupa.edu.

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Men’s and Women’s cross country aim to prove pre-season polls wrong By Steven Fisher Asst. Sports Editor

The preseason polls have picked the WCU men’s cross country team to finish in 12th place. The Women’s cross country team did not fare any better, and were selected to finish in 13th place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). Last season the men’s cross country team ended the 2009 campaign finishing 12th out of 15 in the PSAC Championships that took place in Edinboro, Pa. A few weeks after the Championships, WCU finished 16th in the NCAA East Regionals. The Lady Rams cross country team ended their 2009 season finishing 10th out of 16 in the PSAC Championships, and took 11th place in the NCAA East Regional’s. On a bright note, both the men’s and women’s teams were recognized for their overall team GPA by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The men’s team had an overall GPA of 3.20. The women’s team had an overall GPA of 3.64, which was sixth among Division II programs. To be eligible for this honor, teams must list all student athletes whose names appear on the NCAA eligibility form and who have competed in 50 percent or more of the cross country competitions on the team’s schedule. Additionally, the team must compete at the NCAA Division

II regional championships and have a team cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. For the second straight year, the Shippensburg women’s cross country team has been unanimously chosen to win the PSAC, garnering all 16 first place votes, while the Red Raider men’s team has also been selected to win the PSAC, ending  a two-year run of Edinboro being picked first in the PSAC preseason men’s cross country poll. The Shippensburg men’s team received 10 out of the 15 votes to come in first, only narrowly edging out second place Lock Haven University. The defending PSAC champion Bald Eagles received three first place votes. Edinboro, the men’s favorite in both of the two previous men’s cross country preseason polls, which began in 2008, came in third and got the two remaining first place votes. The Fighting

Scots finished second at last year’s PSAC meet and were the top PSAC finisher at the NCAA meet in 12th. East Stroudsburg and Slippery Rock rounded out the top five.

regional meet and being the top PSAC finisher at the NCAA meet in 14th place, which all came after a fifth place showing at the PSAC met. Lock Haven and Millersville rounded out the top five. Shippensburg’s men return with an astounding six of seven runners that started on its NCAA Atlantic Regional championship team. The Red Raiders also finished 13th at the NCAA meet. Senior Bryan Beegle leads the way after a third place finish at the NCAA regional meet. He also finished 73rd at the NCAA meet. Shippensburg’s women are coming off their second straight PSAC and NCAA regional titles and behind junior Neely Spence and senior Mary Dell, two of the top distance runners Photo Courtesy of Greg Malejko in the PSAC, will be chasing their third The Lady Raiders, the straight titles at both meets two-time defending PSAC this year. The Lady Raiders also champions, are the unanimous return all seven runners who favorite to make it three straight started on its NCAA regional this year, easily outdistanc- championship team last year. ing second place Slippery Rock, The men’s and women’s cross which finished in third place at country team opens their 2010 last year’s PSAC meet. season on September 4 with a Kutztown came in third after meet against Delaware Valley making a late-season push by College that will take place in finishing second at the NCAA Doylestown, Pa. The meet starts

at 10:00 a.m. Listed below are the preseason PSAC men’s and women’s cross country coaches’ polls. Men 1. Shippensburg 2. Lock Haven 3. Edinboro 4. East Stroudsburg 5. Slippery Rock 6. IUP T7. Bloomsburg T7. Millersville 9. California 10. Kutztown 11. Mansfield 12. West Chester 13. Mercyhurst 14. Gannon 15. Cheyney   Women 1. Shippensburg 2. Slippery Rock 3. Kutztown 4. Lock Haven 5. Millersville 6. Bloomsburg 7. Edinboro 8. Mansfield T9. Clarion T9. IUP 11. California 12. East Stroudsburg 13. West Chester 14. Mercyhurst 15. Gannon 16. Cheyney Steven Fisher is a fourth-year student majoring in communications and minoring in journalism. He can be reached at sf674180@wcupa.edu.

Women’s Soccer expected to repeat as champs By Amy Festa Sports Editor

After a disappointing early exit from the NCAA playoffs last year, the West Chester women’s soccer team is geared up and ready to redeem themselves in their 2010 campaign. In recent years, West Chester has built up a reputation for having a strong women’s soccer program. Their consistent PSAC Tournament appearances and incredible numbers both as a team and as individual players make them a constant hurdle for the rest of the PSAC teams. Last year, West Chester dominated their regular season. Freshman goalkeeper Lyndsie Bernardini only allowed two goals all season, neither of which were given up on home turf. The Rams reached as high of a ranking as second in the nation at one point in the season. After breezing through the first two rounds of the PSAC Tournament, West Chester hosted the championship game on their south campus field and eventually hoisted the championship trophy. After winning the PSAC tournament and earning a first round bye in the NCAA tournament, The Rams were stunned by the lower seeded IUP in the second round. The loss came just eight days after the Rams handily beat the Crimson Hawks by a score of 4-1. West Chester will not get the opportunity to rematch IUP until they travel to their campus on October 2. Their first home game will be on September 2 against Chestnut Hill College in a nonconference match. They will get

their first chance to tally a mark in the conference standings when they travel to Lock Haven on September 8. After the Rams won their third PSAC title in the past four years, they have been picked to defend their title in the coach’s preseason poll. This is the sixth straight year that West Chester has been predicted to take the conference. West Chester has significant expectations set for them, with nine first place tallies of the possible fifteen. In second place was California, who had their best season in school history last year. The Rams will not play against California until late in their season. Rounding out the top five in votes are IUP, Kutztown and Gannon. With only two of last year’s players lost to graduation, the Rams will see the return of some of their key contributors to last season’s success story. Bernardini will return in goal for the Rams after a record-setting performance last year. Bernardini finished the season with a record 15 single season shut-outs and is on pace to have the most career wins in West

Chester women’s soccer history. Senior Jessica Bennett will reprise her role as the backbone of the defense. As a second-year captain and three-time letter winner, Bennett has the experience and leadership qualities to guide this team to another long postseason. With her position at stopper,

goal scorer for the Rams. She is also a three time letter winner and finished last season with 36 points (10 goals, 16 assists). Along with Bernardini, Oswald was named to the NSCAA Division II All-America Team. Also returning this season for the Golden Rams are seniors Lara Bodenstab, Cindi Nickles and Jenna Arnold. For the juniors, Tara Malkiewicz and Brittany Couper will continue to be strong defensively. Sophomores Jen Hutchinson and Jen Gangl will be welcomed back to the line up after their performance for the Rams last season. They were both strong offensively, contributing eight and four goals to the team total, respectively. In the offseason, the Rams also recruited 16 newcomers. The new freshmen, which include a backup goalkeeper, worked with the team to get ready for the new season. West Chester also has the luxury of a strong bench to call on in necessary situations. Behind this exceptional Lukas Jenkins/The Quad cast of athletes is the most important player not on Bennett is the core of the defense. the field, head coach Betty Ann She controls the middle of the field Kempf Townsley, who is entering and has the capabilities of keeping her fourth season on the West the pace of the game, making her Chester sideline. The coaching of an extremely important defensive Kempf Townsley has been a major asset to the Rams. influence in the dominant success Up front, Sarah Oswald is of the soccer team. She holds a looking to produce her fourth 50-8-9 record in her three-year straight season as the Rams’ tenure at West Chester. leading goal scorer. The West Kempf Townsley has been the Chester forward is a constant mentor for several eventual Allobstacle for opposing coaches as American players. In her first she is a strong and very skilled season as the Rams’ head coach,

she led the team to the NCAA quarterfinals. As opposed to previous seasons, where the PSAC consisted of two divisions, the East and the West, the conference will be consolidated into one larger division. West Chester finished last season with a record of 19-2-1 overall and 11-1 in the PSAC East. Because of the combination of the two divisons, West Chester will only play each team in the conference once. In prior seasons, the Rams would only contend with teams from the West division in playoff competition and they would play the teams that also share the Eastern Division twice. West Chester will not meet with Bloomsburg, who was responsible for West Chester’s only regular season loss in 2009, until eight games into the season. PSAC Preseason Poll: 1. West Chester University 2. California 3. IUP 4. Kutztown 5. Gannon T6. Mercyhurst T6. Slippery Rock T8. Bloomsburg T8. East Stroudsburg 10. Edinboro 11. Shippensburg 12. Millersville 13. Lock Haven 14. Mansfield 15. Clarion

Amy Festa is a fourth-year student majoring in English with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at AF649219@wcupa.edu.


AUGUST 30, 2010

SPORTS

High Hopes for WCU Volleyball

By Steven Fisher Asst. Sports Editor

The preseason coaches’ poll announced that West Chester University’s volleyball team was picked to finish in second place behind Lock Haven University in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). “We were selected to finish 2nd but our team goal is first reaching the playoffs and then getting past the quarterfinals,” head coach Kassie Bellaver said. Under coach Bellaver, WCU finished last season with a 23-15 overall record and was 8-11 in the PSAC. The 23 wins that the Lady Rams earned last season were good enough to place them in a three- team tie for second place with both Kutztown and Shippensburg. After receiving the fourth seed out of the Eastern Division in the playoffs, WCU lost to eventual Eastern Division champion Lock Haven in the quarterfinals of the PSAC Tournament. In each of the last three seasons, head coach Kassie Bellaver has won at least 20 games, and has finished as high as second place in the last two campaigns. She returns all six starters and lost just one senior off the bench from last year’s team. First team all-leaguers Michelle Powers and Helen Fitzpatrick return for the Rams, along with second team honorees Lisa Campbell and Lexi Kegerise. Expectations are high for WCU volleyball this season and they should be. Shippensburg University

finished in third in the East and was followed by Kutztown University in fourth. East Stroudsburg and Millersville tied for fifth place while Cheyney rounded out the poll in seventh. In the West, California (Pa.) received three first-place votes to edge out second-place Clarion by just two points. Gannon and Edinboro placed third and fourth, respectively. Mercyhurst, IUP and Slippery Rock rounded out the poll. The PSAC division has been getting much stronger over the past few years. Last season, for the second time in the last three years, the PSAC had six teams qualify for the NCAA Tournament – California (Pa.), Clarion, Edinboro, Gannon, Lock Haven and Mercyhurst, with Cal. winning the region and advancing to the NCAA Elite Eight for the third straight season. As a freshman last season, outside hitter Lexi Kegerise was a big part of WCU’s success. With her freshman year now under her belt, Kegerise is expected by her coaches and teammates to have a break-out year. Kegerise finished her first year at WCU in second place on the team in kills with 294, which makes her the team’s most powerful option from the outside. Another solid option for Bellaver and her staff is senior Ashley Focht. Focht accumulated 116 kills last season from the

outside. Opposing coaches will have a tough time stopping the Golden Rams attack especially with Kelly Martin and first team allleaguer Michelle Powers in the middle. Martin, a sophomore from Whitby, Ontario made a name for herself last year, finishing third

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on the team in kills with 198 and first on the team in blocks with a total of 106. Perhaps the most decorated Lady Ram, Michelle Powers will be finishing up her career at WCU this season. “As far as team goals go, I’d like to see us win 20-plus games for the fourth year in a row. Another goal would be to make it past the first round of PSAC playoffs, and furthermore making it into the NCAA tournament,” said Powers. “With the returning players we have and

the talented freshman class that came in, I have no doubt that we will be a very tough team to beat this year.  Personally, I hope to stay healthy and continue to be a contributing factor in helping our team reach its goals.” In 2009, Powers led the team in kills with 308, and was second on the team in blocks with 99. Bellaver has big time players that she can rely on up front.   Martin and Powers will make up the two-headed monster that WCU needs up front to take this team deep into the playoffs this season. Between the two of them, count on getting at least 200 blocks and over 500 kills a season. Now a junior, setter Helen Fitzpatrick was arguably the most consistent Golden Ram last year. Looking at the season that Powers and Kegerise had, a lot of the credit has to be given to Fitzpatrick. Finishing the 2009 season with 1039 assists helped her receive first team honors. One area that coach Bellaver has no concern with is the setter position. In addition to setting up her teammates, Fitzpatrick had 109 kills and was third on the team in blocks with 59. In the Golden Rams’ back court, Lisa Campbell’s name will always come up. Not only is Campbell a “dig” machine, she also has great leadership qualities. Starting her junior year, Campbell will again be the libero for this team. A libero plays a special roll in team defense and passing. The libero is the player on the volleyball team that can come into the game and replace any player on the back row. Last season

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Campbell led the team with 567 digs, and had 60 aces. Playing alongside Campbell in the back row this season will be seniors Kyra Yost and Nora Jingeleski. Both Yost and Jingeleski are dependable defensive specialists that pass the ball extremely well. Yost finished her junior season with 248 digs, while Jingeleski finished with 191 digs. Two names that WCU volleyball fans should keep an eye on this season are newcomers Julie Boblits and true freshman Allison Grammer. Both players are outside hitters that will provide some depth behind Ashley Focht and Lexi Kegerise. As of now it is hard to tell how this team will do in this upcoming season. Due to the fact that they are returning six starters, they should win close to 30 games this season. They should finish in at least second place in the PSAC East conference. Even though they face tough opponents in the beginning of their season, fans should be keeping their eyes on WCU’s October 2nd matchup with Lock Haven. It will be a solid measuring stick for coach Bellaver and her staff to measure her team in early October. West Chester opens the 2010 season on Sept. 3-4 at the Kutztown tournament. The Golden Rams are scheduled to play C.W. Post, St. Rose and LeMoyne that weekend. Steven Fisher is a fourth-year student majoring in communications and minoring in journalism. He can be reached at sf6764180@wcupa.edu.

Men’s Soccer to host WCU tournament By Amy Festa Sports Editor

In the annual preseason coaches’ poll, the West Chester men’s soccer team was picked to finish eighth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). Mercyhurst won the voting to finish first in the PSAC after winning the PSAC West last season. Mercyhurst received seven of the possible ten votes. Millersville, the reigning PSAC East champs, finished second in the voting, with East Stroudsburg and Slippery Rock tied for third. West Chester is coming off a disappointing season in which they only finished 4-9-2 overall and 1-5-2 in the conference with no playoff appearance for the second straight year. They finished in fourth place in the Eastern Division. Their only conference win was a 3-1 victory over Shippensburg. Although West Chester finished their season with only four wins, they only gave up 20 goals to the 25 they scored on opponents. Seven of the Golden Ram’s nine losses were to a one goal deficit, including an overtime loss to Slippery Rock late in the season. With only one conference win last season, the Rams have nowhere to go but up. Their 2009 team was full of a lot of

young talent that will have one year of playing together under their belts upon entering this season. The collegiate play experience and influence of the veteran Rams should propel this team much further this

season. The Rams will open their season at home on September 4 against Golden Beacom University. The game will be held inside Farrell Stadium as the Rams host the WCU Tournament for the weekend. Their first conference match will be at Lock Haven on September 8. Both Peter Weiss and

Garrett Bleiler will return in goal for the Rams after splitting playing time last season. Weiss appeared in 12 games for West Chester as the starting goalie, while Bleiler appeared in 10. They have both earned letters in all of

liamson netted five goals for the Golden Rams last season, and is expected to repeat the strong offensive performance in his senior season. Williamson was named to the 2009 ECAC Division II Men’s Soccer All-Star second team. Neil Gallagher had a strong freshman season for West Chester last year. He appeared in all 15 games and netted three goals for the Rams. Three year letter winner Zac Tassone is also returning for the Rams. He contributed one goal for the offense last season. Defensively, the Rams will have the support of Andrew Solimeo, Dan Roberts and Taylor Eisenhauer, who were influential contributors for West Chester in their freshman season. Eisenhauer Lukas Jenkins/ The Quad scored two goals for the Golden Rams, their seasons as a Ram. including a game- winning Kevin Marron will also goal. return as another possible West Chester’s head coach, goalkeeper for the Rams after Kendall Walkes, enters his appearing in three games last 21st season on the Rams season. bench. West Chester lost last year’s The experienced leader still leading scorer and arguably holds a winning record in his the best stopper in the confer- tenure as the West Chester ence, Zach Weaver, but will see head coach with a record of the return of another top goal 199-167-26. scorer, Ricky Williamson. WilBefore conference play

begins, the Rams will be able to get used to competitive play in the WCU Tournament and gauge what expectations can be set for the season. Getting extra experience playing together as a team will be a beneficial precursor to the rest of the season. “It’s important to try and string together some wins in the opening tournament to gain momentum heading into the season,” Weiss said. “We’ve added strong, young talent to assist our returning guys. We are looking forward to a successful season ahead.” The PSAC will return to consisting of one division of 10 teams after playing two seasons split into two divisions, the East and the West. After the WCU Tournament, the Rams will host their first home conference game against Slippery Rock on September 11. PSAC Preseason Coaches’ poll: 1. Mercyhurst 2. Millersville T3. East Stroudsburg T3. Slippery Rock 5. California 6. Gannon 7. Bloomsburg 8. West Chester 9. Lock Haven 10. Shippensburg

Amy Festa is a fourth-year student majoring in English with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at AF649219@wcupa.edu.


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Competition is thriving on and off the field for WCU field hockey By Brynn Dougherty Staff Writer

Several players are contending for coveted starting spots as positions are up for grabs after the loss of key players who graduated this past year. Head Coach Kathy Krannebitter says she has high hopes for the fresh players and is pleased with the skill level and enthusiasm of her returning upperclassmen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We finished with a little competition, and all in all, I think the day went well,â&#x20AC;? Krannebitter said upon the opening of preseason camp on August 12. Krannebitterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team is starting off the preseason as the underdog, as the Golden Rams were picked to finish seventh in the Atlantic 10 in a preseason vote by the loopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head coaches. Despite the poll, Krannebitter said she was content with the first preseason session. Krannebitter recently hired Pattie Gillern, who previously worked at Rutgers University with the Scarlet Knights for five years. Gillernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role on the team is to assist the coach in every aspect of the program. While at Rutgers, Gillern mentored the Scarlet Knights to a 14-6 season in 2008, which was the first time since 1999 that Rutgers achieved double digit victories. She also assisted the team academically, as 13 of the players became a part of the Big East all-academic squad last year, and attained a cumulative grade point average above 3.25. With the addition of Gillern,

the 2010 field hockey team commenced preseason camp on August 12 at Vonnie Gros Field. Krannebitter said she was pleased with the overall tone of the day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was a good day for us. We showed a lot of enthusiasm,â&#x20AC;? Krannebitter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our freshmen came in skill-wise pretty well. I thought our upperclassmen also did a good job.â&#x20AC;? In order to make her starting position decisions, Krannebitter said that she needed to gauge where the team stood in terms of their energy levels and leadership qualities, and her team did not disappoint. Overall, Krannebitter was pleased with what she saw, but knows where the team needs to work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their condition was decent,â&#x20AC;? Krannebitter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was better than last year. I think everyone did a pretty good job.â&#x20AC;? WCU graduate Joelle Zarefossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former position as goalkeeper is being battled out by sophomores Kristen Arnold and Gabby Panasiewicz, as well as freshman Julie Kolmer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Arnold] is a very good athlete with great quickness. If she has a weakness in her technique, she makes up for it in her athleticism,â&#x20AC;? Krannebitter said of the sophomore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Panasiewicz] has great skills and very good technique.

The preseason will be very interesting to watch the two keepers compete for the starting role.â&#x20AC;? Krannebitter also admired freshman, Julie Kolmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potential as a future goalkeeper. Veteran players and returning co-captains Brynn Adams and Donna Doubet will secure and anchor positions as backs. Adams is a transfer student

Henderson. None of the sophomores saw significant playing time last season, but that will change this coming season. Freshman Stef Pirri will also compete for the position, as well as a possible spot in the midfield. Senior Kelsie Ward will leave her previous position as center back to fill the spot of former four-year starter, Beth Wong. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking to replace the experience and leadership of Beth Wong, but I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it if it costs us strength on defense,â&#x20AC;? Krannebitter said. Michele Schrift, Leah Angstad, Molly Herlihy and Courtney Wolff will all return to the midfield for the 2010 season. Krannebitter was pleased with Schriftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance in the second half of last season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She made the [Atlantic 10] all-rookie team and has been working hard in the off-season,â&#x20AC;? Krannebitter said. Krannebitter is looking forward to seeing Angstad step up this season. She also expressed that both Herlihy and Wolff were granted limited playing time last season, and will need to contribute more consistently Lukas Jenkins/The Quad this fall in order to strengthen their midfield. from Louisville and has been Freshmen Britt Scalia, Nancy with the program for a year. She Stehman and Kelsi Lykens will has already established herself compete for playing time in the as a team leader, and will midfield, and the coaching staff become the new center back for insists that they will have every the 2010 season. opportunity to do so during the The third spot is being preseason. contended for by numerous Krannebitter said that the players, including sophomores young midfielders need to make Karly Herb, Carley Buckwal- a contribution for the team to be ter, Lauren Schott and Nicole successful.

Nicole Firorilla previously played both midfield and defense, and she now is shifting to the forward line to replace Kristen Foore, who was lost to an injury. Krannebritter says that Firorilla looks comfortable in her new forward position. The offense suffered after the loss of Foore to injury and LeNoir, who transferred. Alisha Moran, Kayla Gluchowski, Allyssa Gallen and Kate Zunski are other forwards who are expected to do well this season. Freshman Caitlin Dempsey is also expected to contribute this season. Krannebitter had a positive overall outlook on the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to be successful this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good recruiting class. They are very talented and come from great programs,â&#x20AC;? Krannebitter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have a lot of confidence which is probably one of their best qualities.â&#x20AC;? Krannebitter explained that the freshman class will play a vital role, as they play a large part in determining the success of the team. Although the goalkeeper position is not yet secured, there is high potential in the midfield. Assuming that the players excel in their new positions, the Golden Rams could rise above their underdog status. The WCU 2010 field hockey team debuts Saturday, August 28 at 1:00 p.m. against Fairfield at Vonnie Gros Field. Brynn Dougherty is a fourth-year student at West Chester University. She can be reached at BD670913@ wcupa.edu.

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2010 Golden Rams

ready to soar once again By LJ Harrell Staff Writer

Following a disappointing 2009 season, the 2010 West Chester University Golden Rams football team has their sights set on continuing the program’s winning tradition, starting on Thursday, Sept. 2 at University of Delaware. The Golden Rams come into the season ranked No. 22 in the country in the American Football Coaches Association Division II preseason football poll. This marks the eighth consecutive season where West Chester has been nationally ranked at some point during the season. Expectations are running high for this group of Golden Rams, even though only 10 starters, seven on offense and three on defense, return for the upcoming campaign. “We were picked to win the PSAC East,” head coach Bill Zwaan said. “We are young and it may take us some time to get going, but I think if we stay healthy, we will get better as the year goes on and we should have a good year.” West Chester is coming off a season in which they finished outside of the national rankings for the first time in four years and failed to reach the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time since 2003. The Golden Rams finished the 2009 season 7-4, winning their final three games by a combined score of 134-27, including a 30-14 victory over division rival Bloomsburg University. “We have concentrated more on playing together as a team,” Zwaan said of the difference between this year and last year. “We became too individualistic last year and that hurt us. When we played as a team last year we played very well.” In a recent vote by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) head coaches, the Golden Rams garnered the most points and were selected to win the PSAC East once again this year and play in the PSAC Championship game. But in a rare occurrence, West Chester did not receive one first place vote from the other conference head coaches. Bloomsburg (one vote), C.W. Post (three votes), defending conference champion Shippensburg University (three votes) and East Stroudsburg University (one vote) followed the Golden Rams in the East rankings and all received first place votes. “It is a back handed compliment,” Zwaan said of his team not receiving any first place votes. “We know no one thinks we will win it, but we have a different idea.” West Chester returns just three of its 10 All-PSAC honorees from last year – wide receiver Dan DePalma, center Kyle O’Neil and

defensive end Travis Ford-Bey. On offense, sophomore quarterback Mike Mattei takes over the reins of a unit that ranked third overall in the PSAC and second in passing. Unlike his predecessor Joe Wright, Mattei possesses the ability to scramble and run with the football, which should add a different wrinkle to the offense. “Mike is a great leader and has a good arm,” Zwaan said. “He

in receptions (45), first in receiving yards (832 yards) and tied for first in touchdowns (nine) as he was a second team all-league selection. This group is also very young as sophomores Sean Beahan, Jim Kelly, Bill Pommerer, Tom Shrader, Blaze Wasserleben and red-shirt freshman Tim Keyser round out the receiving corps. Another change is being made at tight end. Last year, Ryan Paulson, an all-league selection, led all

can also be a threat running the football, so he adds a different dimension to the offense that way.” There is a lot of experience surrounding Mattei. The offensive line is entering its third season as a collective unit lead by O’Neil. Also up front are Chris Faix, Ryan Costello, Gerry Penrose and Eric Hawthorne. The line gave up a total of 13 sacks in 11 games last year. At the skill positions, West Chester has an abundance of talent. Senior running back D’Andre Webb and junior Jackson Fagan should form a formidable one-two punch out of the backfield for the Golden Rams. Unlike other years, this tandem will be relied upon heavily to help out the young signal caller. Webb led the team with 423 yards rushing, seven touchdowns and 5.2 yards per carry average. Fagan finished second on the team with four touchdowns and third with 203 yards rushing. At wide receiver, DePalma will be the go-to guy for Mattei. DePalma was second on the team

tight ends in the PSAC with 304 receiving yards. Junior Alex Tosi and sophomore Justin Curry will do their best to replace Paulson’s pass-catching ability and as the security blanket for Mattei. “We should be able to continue our success,” Zwaan said. “Offensively, we have a very experienced offensive line and two running backs who have played a lot and have had pretty good success. That should take some pressure off the young quarterback.” The Golden Rams return three starters (Ford-Bey, senior Cordero Newkirk and junior Matt Colyar) to a defense that was the best in the PSAC in 2009. West Chester allowed just 77 yards per game last year on the ground, which ranked near the top in all of Division II. Along the defensive line, Ford-Bey leads the way. He finished last year with 3.5 sacks and a team-high seven quarterback hurries. On the other end will be senior Troy Wasserleben. Wasserleben has waited patiently for this opportunity and is ready to show he is ready for the job. Last

ference in passes defensed (13). He also returned an interception 61 yards for a touchdown last year in the season opener. This will be Colyar’s third year starting in the defensive backfield. Taking over for Kevin Garland and Corey Rhood will be sophomore John O’Donnell and red-shirt freshman Chris Mallory-Hughes. The Golden Rams can go three deep in the secondary with Carl Barnes, Bryan Hinderer, Cedric Jeffries, and Zach Wood all in the mix. “We are really strong up front defensively and have the makings of a really good secondary,” Zwaan said. “That should help the linebackers as they gain experience.” Junior Chris Hill will once again be the primary kicker and punter this year. There is reason to believe that Hill will have a much better year this year than in 2009 because of his experience and confidence. Hill was 6-11 on field goals with a long of 32 yards and 45-49 on extra points. Hill ranked sixth in the conference in punting average (38.2 yards per punt) and placed 16 punts within the 20-yard line. DePalma and Webb will handle the kick returning duties, while DePalma and Fagan will handle the punt return duties. DePalma ranked fourth in the PSAC in all-purpose yards (108 yards per game). He averaged 24.4 yards per kick return. The PSAC East has a chance to be as competitive as ever this year. West Chester will be battling to reclaim the top spot in the division with the likes of Bloomsburg, Shippensburg and C.W. Post. “I think C.W. Post will be very good,” Zwaan said. “Bloom, Stroud, and Ship are Amanda Warren/ The Quad all good. It’s a tough league.” This week West Chester opens up their season with T.J. Cascio led the way as they a Thursday night matchup at the were the top four tacklers on the University of Delaware beginning team, but all four have graduated at 7 p.m. The Blue Hens have and made way for a new batch of dominated this rivalry as of late, Golden Rams to roam the middle but the Golden Rams have a chance to make this a very interof the defense. The four new starting lineback- esting game. “The players look forward to the ers, Ronnie Koons, Morty Hoey, Victor Iturbides and Andrew Delaware game,” Zwaan said. “It is Sheehan, have been on the team a great experience for them. I wish for the last two to three years, so we had another game to get some they have the experience to take of the young guys’ feet wet first, over in the 3-4 defense. Also with but we have to be ready to compete a chance to see some playing time against a really tough opponent.” are sophomore Mike Lonergan PSAC East (Predicted) and red-shirt freshman Anthony Standings McCloskey and Mike Pereira. “We will have a tough time WEST CHESTER replacing those linebackers, espeC.W. Post cially their experience,” Zwaan Bloomsburg said. “But the group that will play Shippensburg is pretty good and they are older East Stroudsburg and have some experience. Ronnie Kutztown Koons and Morty Hoey are seniors Millersville and Victor Iturbides and Andrew Cheyney Sheehan are juniors.” The secondary is led by Colyar LJ Harrell is a graduate student in and Newkirk. An area of concern over recent years turned into a the communication studies program. strength last year for West Chester. He can be reached at LH639694@ Newkirk ranked second in the con- wcupa.edu. year, Wasserleben recorded 21 tackles and two sacks. Inside is senior nose guard Scott Schiavo, along with red-shirt freshman Nick Garcia. “I’m excited for the opportunity,” Wasserleben said. “I can’t wait to help the team win every game.” The biggest change defensively is taking place at the linebacker position. Last year, Sam Scott, Mike Dell, Mike Holland and


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