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VOLUME 99, ISSUE 9

THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE News:

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WCU Students host Minority Day of Silence;

Aims to raise awareness of minority groups on campus Carla Giorno

Practicum Writer

Op-Ed:

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Features: Call Me Cupcake Page 5

On Tuesday, November 9, West Chester students hosted the first Annual Minority Day of Silence. The Minority Day of Silence sought to raise awareness of the discrimination of not just one minority, but all minority groups on campus. The campaign started when West Chester University participated in the Campus Climate Survey, with the purpose of “identifying important action steps to continue the improvement of our campus climate, and to solidify our goals for diversity, inclusivity, and civility.” When the results were returned from the survey, it still showed a relatively high number of people who felt discriminated against and uncomfortable on campus, including people who are part of minority organizations on campus. “Personally, I do not feel comfortable in majority organizations such as SGA,” said Charmane Martin, event coordinator for the Minority Day of Silence. “I know I am not the only one, and this day is to raise awareness of all minority groups on campus, so that one day we can feel welcomed and included.”

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Silence. Participants in the event chose to remain silent to raise the awareness that although minorities are not the majority on this campus, they still have a voice and wish to accomplish goals of inclusivity on campus. At 7:15 p.m., the volunteers went to the SGA meeting to tell the other organizations what the day was about, and offered suggestions on how SGA can change to meet minorities on the same level. “According to the campus climate survey, minorities still feel unwelcome and discouraged

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on our campus to speak out,” said Martin. “I feel like just having something said about the event will allow us to be able to confront the situation more freely and comfortably.” She also hopes that this day will be an opportunity to find ways of making the purpose of the Campus Climate Survey come to life, and that other organizations will take action to ensure that more minority groups feel comfortable on campus. The Minority Day of Silence was the first step towards solving this problem on campus, with goals of diversity and inclusivity in mind. It is also different than the well-known official Day of Silence, which is meant to support the LGBTQA community. Many of the minority organizations helped Martin with the planning and execution of this event, including the Black Student Union, Asian Student Association, LGBTQA, the Women’s Center Club, and the Black and Latino Greek Council. She hopes that the event will be able to grow and continue, and that through its existance, more minority groups will be able to feel welcome and comfortable on campus. Carla Giorno is a student at West Chester University. She can be reached at CG633075@wcupa.edu.

Veterans Day’s long history explained By Anthony Fioriglio

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Martin gave out t-shirts to support the event which read “3:15PM: It’s About To Go Down”. There were tables stationed at heavily populated areas on campus at 3:15 p.m. in support for the event. Martin chose 3:15 p.m. as her target time because there were no scheduled classes and there was an anticipated high volume of student traffic. At these tables, volunteers were passing out flyers about the event, and pledge cards for students to sign, should they want to participate in the Minority Day of

The United States celebrated Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11 with events and ceremonies that honored the more than 20 million veterans in America, including more than 30,000 living in Chester County. Veterans Day is often celebrated with parades and speeches, as well as reflection to remember those who perished while defending this nation. Flags are flown at half-mast. Many people also visit cemeteries to pay their respects. President Barack Obama, speaking to troops still stationed in Korea, remarked “On this day,

we honor every man and woman who has ever worn the uniform of the United States of America... We salute fallen heroes, and keep in our prayers those who are still in harm’s way – like the men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Originally, Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day, which celebrated the unofficial end of World War I in 1918; a ceasefire went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month as Germany signed an armistice with the Allies. The following year, President Woodrow Wilson declared the date November 11 to formally be

referred to as Armistice Day, a day to honor the veterans of the Great War. During the celebration, businesses remained open with the quiet observance of the event occurring to coincide with the time that the ceasefire began at 11 a.m. The day continued to be informally celebrated in this manner until 1938, when Congress formally passed an act declaring that November 11 would permanently be a federal holiday in which veterans of World War I would be honored. As the number of veterans in America continued to rise due to additional wars and conflicts, Armistice Day slowly began to

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evolve into a holiday that honored all American veterans, not just those who served in World War I. Finally, in 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill into law that formally made November 11 a day to celebrate all veterans and the holiday’s name was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans’ Day. For a brief time starting with 1971, celebration of the holiday was moved from the traditional November 11 date to the fourth Monday of October. However, due to public outcry against the change, the date once again moved back to the traditional November date in 1978, where it has since remained. Other countries in Europe and around the world also celebrate Remembrance Day on the same date, with the same intentions as America. Due to the magnitude of the First World War, its impact continues to reverberate with all countries involved. Veterans Day had its beginnings in the years following what was called “the war to end all wars.” Unfortunately, that phrase did not hold true. Although only one American veteran of World War I remains, every generation since the Great War has had its own battles to defend America, including World War II, the conflict in Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and the current War on Terror. Although honoring America’s veterans should not be limited to one day a year, Veterans Day guarantees that all veterans in America will deservedly get the recognition and thanks that each and every one of them so richly deserves. Anthony Fioriglio is a student at West Chester University and can be reached at AF650463@wcupa.edu


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This past Friday, I was walking to class when I saw chalk drawings on the ground. Now, this is a pretty typical occurence around the campus, whenever a particular student group is trying to draw (no pun intended) attention to an event or cause. However, it is usually quite clear which student group is marking up the sidewalks. This was not the case last week.

Perhaps it was because I have early classes, and not all of the chalk drawings had been done yet, but I really enjoyed what I saw, and I think I appreciated it more since it was anonymous, and not attributed to a particular part of or group within the student body. Most of the messages I saw had to do with just freezing for a moment and taking in the surroundings. At the intersection of two sidewalks, a square box had been drawn, the phrase “Stand Here. Notice Things” bordering the four edges. So, I did. I rotated a full 360 degrees, looking for more messages and just appreciating the quiet of the campus in the early morning cold. It was then that I saw the message written on the abstract piece of art (the copper one, that kind of looks like a windmill folded down upon itself) in the middle of the quad. In bright green chalk, someone had written “You will soon forget this.” A girl was sitting, reading, directly underneath the text, which just made the image that much more powerful. It’s true. Despite all of the talk about college being the worst or best times of our lives, we don’t actually seem to focus on the college itself, and what we’re surrounded by while we’re here. We all become so wrapped up in our own deadlines, desires and work that we forget we’re part of a bigger thing here. How will we ever encompass that larger “thing” if we keep our focus so tightly aimed? A professor recently shared with my class a story about graduating from college and saying goodbye to her best friend. She related it to the way people in college experienced high school goodbyes, with all the “stay in touch” and “we’ll visit each other!” statements thrown out until their meanings are worn through. The difference with my professor’s experience is that her friend was lucid to the reality of these statements. She said “Well, Kim, have a nice life,” knowing she’d likely lose touch and never see her again. Isn’t this the real truth? All the sentimental goodbyes boil down to slowly-fading friendships, amid a few strong bonds that stick through time. Even though we subliminally know this, why do we still go through the misleading rituals of promising to “keep in touch?” I then wondered if the same thing could be applied to our university. We invest so much time (and money) into however many years we spend here, yet I already have moments where I suddenly remember something fantastic that happened my freshman year. Will our memories fade the further we distance ourselves from our graduation date? Did we ever really appreciate what WCU has given us in the first place? This is what I thought about, while standing frozen in that chalk square staring into the quad. The image of that girl sitting beneath that message isn’t something I’m likely to forget soon, but I still wish I’d captured it on camera, just in case. peace to you, Tara T. Editor-in-Chief

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OPINION & EDITORIAL

NOVEMBER 15, 2010

Some slack for Restoration of sanity and fear: my rally experience the Phils Mark Gionta

Practicum writer

As the Phillies hangover starts to diminish, it’s a good time to realize that it is far too unrealistic to expect them to continually win the World Series every year. Although it is an acceptable thing to have high expectations, since that means they must be a pretty good team, it is unlikely that the Phils can reach the promised land year-in and year-out. It was only three seasons ago that it was a huge deal that they actually made the playoffs, which is a great accomplishment in baseball since only four teams make it to the playoffs in each league. The level of excitement around the campus then was at the same level as when the Phillies made it to the National League Championship Series and World Series for the past two seasons. Now that we have been spoiled with a World Championship, back-to-back World Series visits and another trip to the NLCS, it is as if it should be expected that the Phils make it that far every year. The excitement of just making it to the playoffs is no longer existent around campus and the feeling of failure is associated with this year’s team, instead of a feeling of pride. The measure of success has dramatically changed in such a short period of time that the passion for the team seems to have disappeared from the majority of students on campus during the regular season. The thought process of many students seems to be that they are going to automatically make the playoffs, and if they do not reach the World Series then it was a waste of a season. Although I do believe that this team was certainly good enough to win the championship once again, there are still 162 games to be played in the regular season before they can even attempt such a feat. The color red illuminates the campus sporadically, when before it seemed to be prevalent for the length of the entire season. It’s tough for me to understand how the success of the Phillies for two years in a row makes it alright for the so-called fans to write them off as soon as they don’t win the championship. I think people need to realize such consistency of winning is extremely rare in the sport of baseball. What the Phillies have done for three years in a row is astonishing. After the World Series victory, it seems that a trend of Phillies fan involvement has occurred on campus. As the Phillies season opens up in April, the interest in the team is red hot for about two weeks since no one has seen the team play for over four months. Everyone is excited to see their Phillies favorites wear their pin stripes once again as they take the field at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies fever soon starts cooling off as the end of April comes around. The expectations for the team grow to almost unrealistic heights only a few weeks into the season. Before you know it, the semester is over, and the sight of red is vacant on campus. With the buzz of a new semester starting at the end of August, the Phillies get lost in the shuffle no matter how well or how awful the team is performing at that

point in the season. The slight increase in the level of interest for the Phillies is soon gone as there are only traces of red left on campus, until once again it is playoff time. Then campus appears again as the year before, with shirts right around the start of the playoffs and October. It is great to see the Phillies getting support for the past few years, but I think that it is necessary to still show that support after the season is over, even if they “only” made it to the NLCS. There is no shame in losing, especially when the team put the effort in that they did. Although, like many other people, I do not believe the better team won the series, the game of baseball is very streaky and the hotter team clearly did win. Maybe a “disappointing” season of only winning one playoff series can lower the expectations of the “faithful” Phillies fans of West Chester University for the upcoming 2011 season. Mark Gionta is a student at West Chester University. He can be reached at MG649676@wcupa.edu.

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On October 29, I had the pleasure of attending “The Rally to Restore Sanity/ March to Keep Fear Alive” in Washington DC. It was my first time attending any type of political rally, so I was unsure of what to expect from the experience. The National Mall was jam- packed with over 200, 000 people and, while the thrill of being there and seeing all of the celebrity supporters was an experience I will never forget, I feel that my levels of sanity and fear did not grow from simply being there in the crowd. The rally did, however, did get me excited to vote in the election that occurred on November 2, despite having never closely followed politics before. To my surprise, the topic of voting was not actually addressed during the rally. However, the event’s host, Jon Stewart, brought up the excellent point that we as a nation are not insane, but that the actions of Capitol Hill and the news media make it seem quite the contrary. I could not agree with this opinion more, and I feel

that the only way to change this American stigma is to get out there and vote. On November 2, I proudly went into my polling place and voted Democratic straight down the ticket. I was confident that my candidates would win, and when I saw the results the next morning I was beyond disappointed. I can imagine that the results turned out the way they did due to apathy among Democrats after the victory in 2008 which resulted in the appointing of President Barack Obama. Now, Democrats must deal with the results because they did not contribute or help their party’s candidates in this election. According to VotePa.com, the Democrats in Philadelphia dominated the polls, while here in Chester County the Republicans took most of the wins. According to CNN, the amount of youth vote in Pennsylvania (ages 18-29) was quite low in contrast to the 2008 presidential election. In the election, minorities only made up 14 percent of the votes, and the youth vote counted for just 13 per-

cent of the voting statistics compiled by age on CNN.com. Seeing these statistics makes me uneasy not only because my chosen party and candidates were brutally defeated, but because the young people of America are the people that will be affected by the laws in the later years. After attending the rally, I had high hopes that young people would be inspired to go out and vote even if they didn’t closely follow politics. The only way to influence change and have your voice heard is to participate. Although I was upset with the outcome of this year’s election, the fact that I went out and voted ultimatel made me proud. In a weird way, I am glad the Republicans claimed victory from this election. Perhaps now the young Democrats who missed their chance to act this year will help to make a change in 2012. Samantha Greenberg is a student at West Chester University majoring in English with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at SG655862@wcupa. edu.


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See the student poll on page 7 to hear where students like to get a snack from.

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“Call Me Cupcake” is the new truck on-campus By Matt Boyd

Practicum Writer

“While hawking cupcakes, I’m also going to school at West Chester University,” said Dave Dilks, the entrepreneur behind the mobile gourmet cupcake truck that has recently made its debut on campus at WCU. “Call Me Cupcake” (the name of the operation) started in Philadelphia in June 2010. In early November, Dilks obtained necessary licensing and permits for operation in West Chester, allowing the company to provide “the freshest tastiest cupcakes to the area that [they] love.” The “Call Me Cupcake” truck is open for business every Wednesday on WCU’s campus. Dilks’ “passion for delicious cupcakes” is expressed through an enticing menu; at $2.50 a cupcake, customers can enjoy fresh made cupcakes. Menu options include: Chocolate (a rich chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream), Vanilla (a vanilla butter cake with either chocolate or vanilla butercream), Carrot (a spiced carrot cake with real carrots and sweet cream frosting), Red Velvet (with sweet cream cheese frosting), or custom orders, including the current fall special “Pumpkin.” Cupcakes can be bought on sight, or custom ordered and sent to students. Owners David and Cheryl Dilks, both WCU alumni, are confident in their ability to

provide customer satisfaction, claiming to be “purveyors of the most delicious cupcakes in Philadelphia.” The Dilks’ now successful cupcake enterprise saw humble beginnings with the purchase of a used mail truck in 2010. Dave Dilks purchased the truck in Moline, Illinois and had a “reflective journey” with “thoughts of cupcakes and frosting bouncing around in [his] head,” during a 950 mile drive back to Philadelphia. The truck was subsequently rewired and decorated; revamped and ready for business, Dilks successfully converted a “plain old mail truck” into “the fun cupcake mobile you know and love.” Dilks, a WCU graduate, subsequently obtained his Master’s Degree from University of Pennsylvania, and has currently returned to WCU to participate in the pre-med program. The pastry truck is easily recognizable, decorated with images of frosting, sprinkles, and the famous “Call Me Cupcake” logo imprinted on the side. In addition to stopping by the truck, customers can pre-order cupcakes [minimum of 6] by calling the company at 261 421 3324, or visiting the websitehttp://theyummycupcake.com/ index.html- to have the snacks waiting upon arrival. Matt Boyd is a student at West Chester University. He can be reached at MB634884@wcupa.edu.

www.bittencupcakes.blogspot.com “Call me Cupcake” truck has various flavors, including Pumpkin. Cupcakes can be custom made.

14th Annual Bear Fair Brings Smiles to those Bearing Sickness By Brittany Kline

Special to The Quad

Everyone’s favorite companion. A friend during times of grief. A soft warrior to help through the pain of an unexpected diagnosis, or something to confide deepest worries to with no judgment. Something that’s seen oneself through ups and downs through the years, and that’s celebrated times of triumph with oneself. No, it’s not a parent, or even a human being. It is a little stuffed animal bear. To one person, a bear could mean a clump of fur with two eyes. But to a child, especially one who’s severely ill, these bears could be their world. That’s where the 14th Annual Bear Fair comes in. The Bear Fair is a student- run project that collects teddy bears to give to children who are impacted by HIV/Aids and those that are in shelters and hospitals during the holiday time. The Office of Service –Learning and Volunteer Programs has been collecting these cuddly critters all throughout the month and will continue

until the end of November. In 2009, the Bear Fair collected more than 6,000 bears to provide solace for these children and brighten their days. Over 32 organizations and locations received donations that year, including the Ronald

bears have been given away. That’s a lot of kids stuffed with smiles and happiness. There are a plethora of locations on campus to drop off your “beary” cute friends notably at Sykes Student Union. There are many off- campus locations as well, like the Newman Center on Trinity Drive. Teddy bears should be at least 6 inches tall, and only new bears can be donated to hospitals with the tags on them. All other bears must be “gently-used.” If you would like more information, take a look at The Office of Service- Learning and Volunteer Programs’ Bear Fair website at http://www.wcupa. edu/_services/ stu.slv/bearfair/ default.asp. ‘Tis the season to www.sunsetfarmsonline.com be giving and what better way to do McDonald House of Delaware, an that than to see a child’s establishment serving children smiling face as they meet who are confined to their hospital their new best friend for a bed for a prolonged period of lifetime, a huggable bear time, as well as many hospitals in given by you, to now call the surrounding area, including their very own. Chester County Hospital and the Brittany Kline is a fifth-year Children’s Hospital of Pennsyl- student majoring in special vania. Since the Bear Fair first education. She can be reached started, more than 41,000 teddy at BK632231@wcupa.edu.

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Minority Day questions: campus segregated? By Dan Colon

Special to The Quad

The main purpose of Minority Day is to raise awareness to the rest of the campus about the growing issue of ignorance towards different cultures and to try to promote unity and acceptance of these feelings and figure out various solutions on how to fix it. “Life is not people of your own color, age, gender, sexuality or ethnicity,” Jasmine Medley, Sisters United Treasure and freshman representative, said. “Its diversity personified. Even though it’s innate for one to gravitate towards one who looks like oneself, say hi to the polar opposite of you, because you’re going to have to in the future. We have to eradicate the IGNORANCE. The subconscious segregation lies in ignorance.” On Nov. 9, Minority Day may be a catalyst towards change. Change towards an environment where one is not judged primarily due to pigment of their skin, sexuality, ethnicity, disability or even gender.

Sisters United is a group whose sole purpose is to empower all women of all walks of life and to give multicultural women a voice on campus. This past Tuesday, a meeting called, ‘What’s the Point of Minority Day?’ was held. The purpose was not at all to bash or belittle the idea, but it was a platform for all to talk about the issues one may feel as a minority and to understand why we needed one. At the meeting, questions such as “Do you feel as if you are a minority?” or “Do you feel that this campus is segregated?” were asked. Many of the responses were toward the feelings of being segregated, not because there was animosity towards a certain group, but because all humans tend to stay in the group that they feel the most comfortable around or have the most in common with. People questioned the route of silence and implied that to be quiet is a statement, saying “Silence is the loudest scream.” Another juxtaposed this day to the LGBTQA day of silence

and how impactful that was. All in all we came together and had a discussion about the climate of the University. “Me personally, I’m composed of three minorities: the Latino origin, the African origin and of the LGBTQA origin,” said Medley. “So I have thrice the reason to have my voice heard, and remove the stigma that erodes all three. All that one needs to know is that I am student who is here for the same reason all are and that is an education. So why not come together for that similarity?” “Like The Beatles said ‘Come together, right now, over me.’ We should come together because we are all of the same body, the student body.” Daniel Colon is a West Chester University student. He can be reached at DC741117@wcupa.edu.

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The Sisters United took part in a meeting to discuss the problems of segregation on campus and other problems during a minority day meeting.

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Student Poll Question: What is your favorite food truck on campus?

Name: Nicole Rivieccio Major: Economics and Finance Year: Third-Year Response: The “Call me Cupcake” truck because the cupcakes are so good!

Name: Patrice Jones

Name: Kristi Moore Major: Elementary and Special Education. Year: Fourth-Year Response: The “Call me Cupcake” truck and the coffee cart.

Major: Early Education and Special Education Year: Second-Year Response: The silver one -- Alexander’s

Name: Farheen Khan Major: Cellular Micro Biology Year: Third-Year Response: The new one that sells Crepes in front of the science building

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OCCA hosts pretzel project to help students

On Saturday Nov. 13, the Off Campus Commuter Assiociation [OCCA] completed their pretzel project with the help of organizations on campus. Several students signed up through various organizations to volunteer their time on a Saturday night. OCCA, along with West Chester University, hosted the pretzel project from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., or until students gave away all of the free pretzels from the Pretzel Factory. The idea of the project was to give other students a pretzel to eat so that if they were drinking that night, they would not be drinking on an empty stomach, and rather, students would have a full stomach. The organizations that had students volunteer their night include, Inter Greek Council [IGC], Residence Hall Association [RHA], Student Government Association [SGA], Black Student Union [BSU], Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Delta Zeta, Invisible Children, Sigmma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Mu, and Pi Kappa Phi.

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By Mark Gionta Practicum Writer

By this time in November the college and professional football seasons are in the full swing of things, which means it is the perfect time to sit down and enjoy a great football film. There are a lot of options out there, but if you are looking for some hard-hitting action you need not look further than the high school football based movie “Friday Night Lights.” The film is based off the 1990 novel, “Friday Night Lights: a town, a team, and a dream,” by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist H.G. Bissinger. Bissinger followed the 1988 Permian Panthers of Odessa, Texas for the entire football season and was inspired by the fanatic football culture of West Texas. He entered the experience in search of a deeper understanding of the devotion to the sport at the high school level. Although the book is the basis for the film, it focuses more on the political and social issues of Odessa that all stem from the obsession with football. These issues are centered around the racial and poverty segregation problems that the community has been experiencing. The movie is an in depth look at the Panthers for the entire 1988 season on and off the field. The pressure on each individual on the team and the head coach originates from the winning tradition that Permian has experienced throughout its football history. Since the Panthers are frequent visitors to the Texas football state championship game, the community expects nothing less than the best from their beloved team every year. Throughout the film, the story line focuses on three particular players and the head coach of the football team, in accordance to the progression of the season. “Friday Night Lights” opens up with the Panther’s football radio

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station setting almost unrealistic goals for the upcoming season at the expense of head coach Gary Gaines. Prior to their first game, the word around the community is that if they do not make it to the playoffs, Coach Gaines will be out of a job. Gaines arrives at his home after a tough loss on Friday night to the sight of multiple “for sale” signs on his front lawn, a present from those in the Odessa community. After his overuse of his already injured star running back Boobie Miles, the radio airwaves become flooded with callers requesting his immediate termination as head coach. Throughout the entire film, Gaines struggles to keep his job, team, and family afloat. Superstar running back Boobie Miles has a seemingly easy path to the NFL with his skill set entering the season. In a season opening blowout win, the overuse of Boobie results in a serious injury to his knee leaving him off the field for several weeks. As he sees his backup successfully lead his team to a few victories, Boobie and his Uncle Levy decide against doctors’ orders, that he will be unable to return to play against their week six district rival, Midland High. As the doctor warned, Boobie's knee is not strong enough for him to perform to the best of his ability and he tears his ACL, a season ending injury for the superstar. Another focus of the film is on the fullback Don Billingsley. Billingsley comes from a long line of successful Panther football players, so the pressure to perform is immense. His father was a state champion on the 1972 Permian football team and continually reminds Don, throughout the season as he struggles to have the success of his father. In several emotionally intense scenes of the movie, Don's alcoholic father abusively lashes out at him showing the audience that the film is about much more

than football. The only player with more pressure than Billingsley is starting quarterback Mike Winchell. Winchell is a timid kid with the responsibility of a grown man. He not only has the daunting task of leading the team to the playoffs with a hurt superstar, but he also has to take care of his sick mother at home. Winchell struggles to find consistency in his performance on the field, stemming from his constant disappointments in his family life. With no siblings or father to fall back on, he has to do well enough on the field to get a scholarship to college and provide for his ailing mother. Director Peter Berg does a great job of portraying the constant do-or-die feeling of the team and community in the film. The film portrays an on-edge atmosphere that is an accurate depiction of the 1988 Permian season. As a viewer, you can feel the pressures that these teenagers experience during every game, practice and interaction with each other during the entire film. “Friday Night Lights” displays a roller coaster of emotions during the constant up and downs for the Panthers. Even if you are not the biggest football fan, “Friday Night Lights” has plenty to offer to all audiences. The personal problems of the team are real enough to keep anyone emotionally invested through-

out the whole film. You can't help but root for the Panthers as bad luck strikes them. Friday Night Lights is a great way to cap off a long weekend of watching football. Mark Gionta is a fourth-year majoring in professional studies and can be reached at MG649676@ wcupa.edu.

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Two years ago, "Fable II" and "Fallout 3" offered unique open worlds with oodles of choices to make. This year, "Fable III" and "Fallout: New Vegas" do it again. Both games play similarly to their 2008 installments, but with enough differences to stand apart, for better or worse. "Fable III," set 50 years after the previous game, puts players in the royal shoes of a prince or princess, sibling to King Logan. Both siblings are children of the hero of "Fable II." Logan has ground an industrial-age Albion under his boot, so the player sets off to rally the people and start a revolution. After that, there are promises to keep or break as ruler, and hard decisions to make when the country faces an outside threat. Benevolent and malevolent approaches are both valid. The game's basic game-play is similar to "Fable II," with melee, ranged and magic attacks each given its own button. The magic selection is sparser this time, but spells can eventually be paired to interesting effect. Weapons can be upgraded by fulfilling specific conditions; killing a few hundred enemies in daylight, for example. "Fable III" replaces the menus a player would use to equip weapons, change clothes, check

status and so on with an interactive area that serves the same purpose but is more cumbersome than a list of menu items _ especially the map. Similarly, the Road to Rule, a segmented pathway lined with chests containing character upgrades, is kind of a chore to use. The game is a lot of fun but feels rough. Glitches crop up here and there, and the action grinds to a near-halt when too much is going on. "Fallout: New Vegas" has moved the series west after "Fallout 3's" Washington, D.C., adventure. Players of "Fallout 3" will be able to jump into "New Vegas" without even glancing at the manual. The core game play is virtually identical, from the V.A.T.S. targeting system that freezes the action so players can target specific body parts of enemies, to the extreme flexibility afforded players to complete the game their way. One player has posted proof online of beating the game without harming so much as a (mutated) fly. There's also a new Hardcore Mode, which requires characters to rest, eat and drink, and makes healing more difficult, among other challenges.

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"Glory Daze," a new comedy that debuts Tuesday on TBS, is one of a smattering of TV shows that have been set at college (in this case, a fraternity at a fictional Indiana university in 1986). Here are five others: "Delta House" (1979) _ The unsuccessful, small-screen version of "Animal House" featured many of the same actors reprising their movie roles, although Josh Mostel (Zero's son) starred as "Blotto" Blutarsky, the younger brother of John Belushi's "Bluto" Blutarsky. Also in the cast, an unknown actress named Michelle Pfeiffer, playing "The Bombshell." "Brothers and Sisters" (1979) _ "Animal House" ripoff about a fraternity and sorority starring Chris Lemmon (Jack's son) and Mary Crosby (Bing's daughter).

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"A Different World" (1987-93) - Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) left her "Cosby Show" brood to study at the predominantly black Hillman College, the same school her father and grandfather had attended. "Roomies" (1987) - Forgotten comedy about a truly odd couple sharing a dorm room: a 42- year-old ex-Marine drill sergeant (Burt Young) and a 14-year-old genius (Corey Haim). "Undeclared" (2001-02) Judd Apatow-created comedy set at the fictional University of North Eastern California. The main character was geeky Steven Karp (Jay Baruchel), whose newly single dad (Loudon Wainwright III) spent a lot a time hanging out at his dorm. The cast also included Apatow mainstays Seth Rogen and Jason Segel.


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ENTERTAINMENT

A Look Into

NOVEMBER 15, 2010

Local Music ELECTRIC FACTORY:

with Angela Thomas By Angela Thomas Staff Writer

On November 17, fans will be sporting wands, newly purchased wizardry apparel and anticipated smiles as they pile into theaters across the country preparing themselves for the premier of part one of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” For nearly the 10th time in a row, they will be seeing Harry, Hermione, and Ron grow up right infront of their eyes, as they prepare for their journey against Lord Voldemort. However, it isn’t just the characters that have grown up in front of our eyes. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have grown tremendously as actors and public figures. But in a year or so, their beloved journey with avid Harry Potter fans will end. So what next? What do these talented young actors hope to accomplish after they end their claim to fame in the HP films? And how do they feel about it all ending? “Somehow I wasn’t prepared for how emotional it was,” Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, told Entertainment Weekly. “It has really hit home how much it all meant to us.” At the end of filming, the three stars celebrated with a

presentation of slide shows, showing how much they have grown up in the past years. Grint has starred in several other films such as “Cherry Bomb” and “Driving Lessons.” Grint definitly hopes to grab more roles and is currently anticipating the release of his current film, “Wild Target,” where he stars opposite Emily Blunt and fellow Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows co-star, Bill Nighy. Sporting a trendy pixielike haircut, Emma Watson, is hoping that a brand new modeling gig will help her career move further along, away from the persona of Hermione Granger that she has carried for so long. In a July interview with USA Today, Watson said, “My way of hoping people would see me differently was through modeling. I worked very hard and did a lot of modeling shoots. Burberry offered me the campaign. That has moved me away a little bit.” Watson also stared in a madefor-TV movie, “Ballet Shoes,” in 2007, and lent her voice to the part of Princess Pea in “The Tale of Despereaux.” She is currently filming “A Week with Marilyn,” starring opposite Michelle Williams. Last, but definitly not least, is the young man who is the leader of this trio. He portrays

the most popular ficticious character in film and in literature. It is hard to believe that Daniel Radcliffe began his long and glorious journey as Harry Potter at the tender age of 11. Radcliffe is very excited and hopeful of his future plans, which are a bit on the extraordinary side. Radcliffe told Details magazine in 2008 that his ideal role would be gender bending. “I think a part of me would love to play a drag queen, because it would be an excuse to wear loads of make-up.” However, for right now, just call Radcliffe a “Broadway baby.” He is heading to New York City to star in broadway’s latest play, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” With the end coming near, many fans will shed a tear. Emma, Rupert, and Daniel, as much as they may want to shy away from their magical characters, will always be our Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Harry Potter. Angela Thomas is a third-year student majoring in English and minoring in web technology. She can be reached at AT683005@ wcupa.edu. WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Nov. 27- Senses Fail with Bayside Dec. 3 - Minus the Bear Dec. 16 - Badfish Dec. 18 - Running of the Santas (21+) Dec. 29 - Gogol Bordello Feb. 4 - Girl Talk Feb. 11 - Dr. Dog March 25 - DeVotchKa

THE TROCADERO: Nov. 24- Tim and Eric Awesome Tour: Great Job! Nov. 29 - The Expendables Dec. 30 - Wu-Tang clan

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THE NOTE: Nov. 21 - MC Chris Nov. 28 - Matt Skiva of Alkaline Trio Dec. 14 - Dashboard Confessional

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DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE

UNIVERSITY DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS

RECEPTION/PERCEPTION November 19 and 20, 2010 Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre 817 South High Street Tickets: $12/$15 For ticket information call 610-436-2533

Some cast members at a movie premiere in London, and yes, that is Emma Watson (Hermoine).

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Mystic Stars weekly horoscope: November 15-21 by Lasha Seniuk

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Duty, response, honor Before the end of November ongoing social or romantic power struggles will be resolved: after Tuesday expect renewed respect and co-operation. All is well: don't hesitate to take action. Monday through Wednesday workplace rules and regulations may increase. If so, watch for authority ďŹ gures to set new standards or demand fast results. This week may initiate several improved job routines, ďŹ nancial proposals or creative business ideas. Stay receptive to meaningful change: obvious pathways will soon be revealed. TAURUS (April 21-May 20) Complex travel or business plans will take of a dramatic tone this week. Over the next few days expect authority ďŹ gures, work partners and close friends to present controversial ideas. Short trips and creative solutions are now promising: remain patient and watch for sustained progress. After mid-week a romantic proposal may arrive without warning. Sensuality and passion will quickly escalate. Remain cautious, however, and wait for reliable commitments. Past emotions need to fade: ask gently probing questions.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Business or ďŹ nancial promises are now valid. Before midweek expect friends and colleagues to propose new money strategies or announce elaborate career schemes. This is a strong time for advancement and fresh planning: don't avoid delicate or complex issues. Thursday through Saturday highlights quick home discussions and rare family decisions. Areas affected may involve recent money obligations, changing job expectations and revised schedules. Loved ones may be unusually moody: stay dedicated to slow progress. CANCER (June 22-July 22) An emotional competition that has operated for the last three weeks will now fade. Monday through Wednesday expect moody friends or socially distant colleagues to ďŹ nd common understanding. Unusual discussions or comments may also be accented: watch for minor verbal power struggles to soon turn into silly antics. Later this week a family member may reveal new ďŹ nancial information. Key issues may involve past records, property documents or timed payments. Take your time: small details are important.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Fair play and group dynamics are accented over the next six days. After Monday watch for friends and colleagues to disagree on planned schedules, daily obligations or social events. Emotional ownership and possessiveness may be at issue: go slow. Thursday through Saturday love relationships may experience an intense wave of new passion and fast promises. Although all is well, take time to explore the private concerns and observations of loved ones. Family members may feel isolated or misunderstood. Stay open.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Previous workplace power struggles will soon fade. Over the next ďŹ ve days watch for colleagues and friends to adopt a more creative approach to team problems. Tuesday through Thursday accents family discussions and home improvements. Friends and relatives may ask for revised schedules, quick decisions or new roles. Refuse to be dissuaded: group dynamics will work to your advantage. Later this week respond quickly to the observations of loved ones: family ďŹ nancial decisions may soon be necessary.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Home and romantic plans are accented this week. Loved ones and trusted friends may be highly emotional and changeable. Study facts, ďŹ gures and paperwork for key clues: restrictions of time or money may now be bothersome. Business and ďŹ nancial decisions may need to be delayed. Over the next few weeks watch for large agencies and key ofďŹ cials to request completed documents and ďŹ nalized paperwork. Wait for clear signals before taking risks. After Saturday rest and enjoy private time: energy may be low.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Social relationships are now unpredictable. Over the next six days watch for sudden outbursts of emotion or rare confrontations. No serious or long-term effects are likely, so not to worry. Do, however, avoid detailed discussions concerning past promises or missed invitations. Thursday through Sunday key ofďŹ cials or older relatives may reveal unexpected ideas, documents or decisions. Areas affected involve long-term ďŹ nancial strategies, property agreements or legal partnerships. Facts and ďŹ gures may be unreliable. Stay calm.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Before mid-week loved ones will search out emotional validation for their romantic goals or family ideas. Remain thoughtful and wait for detailed discussion: at present, friends and lovers may need to work through delicate issues of intimacy or trust. Employment relationships and ďŹ nancial promises, after Thursday, may be briey unreliable. Take time to thoroughly study documents, instructions and new communications. Colleagues and key ofďŹ cials may easily revise their facts: stay open to quick changes.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 19) Close relatives and romantic partners will this week be highly motivated to discuss family patterns, traditional roles or past emotional decisions. Past differences will no longer create restriction: use this time to improve harmony, understanding and group awareness. After mid-week some Aquarians may encounter a complex business or ďŹ nancial proposal. Group investments, property disputes or long-term security may be a key focus. Thoroughly research all new documents, ideas or promises: there's much to consider.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Love affairs and long-term family plans may now be complicated by time restrictions or outside responsibility. Refuse to be dissuaded: romantic hopes and social decisions will soon be brought into balance. Mid-week business routines will be briey disrupted by lost documents, delayed permissions or costly miscommunications. Bosses and managers may be unavailable for instructions. Remain patient and study the implications of ongoing mistakes. After Friday contact old friends: your presence is missed.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Romantic and social promises are highlighted over the next few days. Late Tuesday watch for loved ones to introduce new levels of emotional sharing or sensuality to key relationships. Be receptive: love and renewed social faith will soon offer strong rewards. Thursday through Sunday employment relationships and work promises may prove briey unreliable. Stay on track: at present, key ofďŹ cials and large agencies are preparing complex changes and new announcements. Job titles may soon change: remain determined.


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Club hockey downed by PSU By Kenny Ayres Staff Writer

As the WCU club hockey team entered Penn State last Friday, Nov. 5, they also entered into a mode of desperation. Having lost 10 of their last 11 contests, the Rams are only five losses shy of their entire loss total from their sub par 2009-10 season, with 20 games still left to play. Facing a team ranked eighth in the nation, the Rams needed an extremely well-played game, not just two well-played periods, as has been the trend. When the puck hit ice for the first faceoff draw, a rejuvenated, energetic WCU team began what turned out to be one of their most aggressively played games of the season. Experimenting with a new system of defense called the trap, West Chester dominated early as they forced long passes that were susceptible to interception. Whether it was because of the new defense or the amped up Penn State crowd, WCU played the trap system with extreme discipline and adrenaline, causing Penn State to struggle early on. Around the 15-minute mark of the first period Dan Griffiths put one past the PSU net minder for the Rams’ first goal of the game, and Griffith’s fourth on the campaign. Taking a power play into the second, WCU hoped to extend their lead and put them on the right track to defeating PSU at their home rink. The Rams did not manage to score on the power play to open the second, and soon after, full strength play resumed Penn State tied

the contest at one. The second period continued to roller coaster as the Rams scored again on a Brian Ruskowski shot, only to have the game tied again by Penn State as they took advantage of a few penalties. As the clock wound down in the second, it was still anybody’s game. The third period provided an optimistic feeling for the Rams as forward Tim Margodonna drove one home early on to give the Rams an early lead in the final period. However, after that goal the Ram’s were simply tired. “By the third period we ran out of gas,” Matt Murnane said. “Unfortunately we still had a short bench and PSU took advantage and wore us down.” Although fundamentally the Ram’s finished the game well, Penn State was just better in the third. They scored three times in the period to take the lead at 5-2, which turned out to be the final score. Even though a loss is a loss, Coach Dorsey and his players were pleased with their showing in this game. “Despite the loss, I thought this was the best game we had played so far,” Dorsey said. “It was the first time that we battled for a full 60 minutes.” This is something the Rams have truly struggled to do this season, especially for the last couple of weeks. Even though they dropped the game, they showed immense signs of improvement. After the closely fought battle

Friday, WCU looked to come out just as strong Saturday and take a split for the weekend as they played the powerful PSU team again. Unfortunately, they seemed to take two steps back after their one step forward. Despite a noble,

goal apiece in the third but by then WCU was already trying to forget the night’s activities. Matt Murnane was completely off of his game as he let in five goals on 15 shots, a dismal 66 percent save percentage. After being pulled, the second goal-

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two goal effort from captain Steve Jones, and a second Brian Ruskowski goal in as many games, the Rams’ defense and goal tending reverted back to the sluggish play of weeks past. Penn State set the tone early as they scored in the first minute of play. Things only went downhill from there. Going into the third, Penn State had an absolutely commanding 9-2 lead. The two teams added one

tender Will Parra struggled just as much, letting another five pucks cross the line. Afterward, a dejected Murnane expressed his thoughts about his play. “In the first period I could have cut down the angles better, hedged my bets with the deflections, and covered the rebound off the second breakaway goal, but these are all things that I need to work on myself in practice.  Hopefully the slump is

over. It was arguably the worst game I played in my college hockey career.” Coach Dorsey was just as displeased with his team’s showing in the second game. “I am disappointed by the whole team’s effort Saturday. It was pathetic, especially given how well they played the night before. It was like they were satisfied with coming close on Friday,” Dorsey said. It is coming to the point where nobody seems to know what to do anymore. Everybody is frustrated and nobody quite knows how to turn things around to try to at least have a winning record in the final 20 games. Look for the Rams to continue to use the trap system against opponents as it gave them some real problems getting any offense set up. Perfecting the trap could drastically cut down on their opponent’s time on attack, let alone actual goals. Since the goaltending has been so sub par this year, eliminating offensive chances by the other team will prove to be crucial in keeping themselves in games. As the Rams start to try to piece together solutions, there is only one way to go: up. “I feel we just need to keep working hard and keep our heads up knowing we can only go forward,” Tim Margodanna said. “We need to make sure we play our systems perfectly. If we do everyone knows we can play with anyone.” Kenny Ayres is a first-year student. majoring in communications. He can be reached at KA739433@wcupa. edu.

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West Chester Rugby finishes second in EPRU PAGE 14

By Ryan Frisco Special to the Quad

For the second straight season, the West Chester Golden Ram rugby squad fell runner up in the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union to an intruder. Last season it was Delaware. This year, it was Penn State. Penn State is always a tough team. Every single season, they compete in the top four of the nation, always a favorite for the NCAA championship. Since West Chester’s induction into the NCAA Division I, they have never come close to beating Penn State. After their hard fought game against Penn State earlier this season, where they fell 39-8, the team had high hopes that they could hang with them in the championship game. Penn State would have none of it. In West Chester’s worst point performance of the season, they suffered their worst loss with a 53-6 beating from the Nittany Lions. It was WCU’s lowest point showing of the year, along with their highest total of points allowed. The previous three games going into that match, they had let up no more than eight points in one game. Penn State scored within the first five minutes of the game, and just kept on going. West Chester fought hard, but did not manage even a single point in the first half. At the first buzzer, the Lady Rams found themselves down by the score 33-0. Any hopes of staging a miraculous comeback in the second half were dashed quickly, as Penn State scored two more trys

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within the first five minutes crushing WCU’s championship dreams. Penn State used the one thing that gave them an advantage every time they have played West Chester: their speed. Being able to turn around the outside and make a break for the trizone has been the key to their victories time and time again. Megan Lamm was the lone scorer for the Golden Rams, as she converted two penalty kicks in the second half to score West Chester’s six points. It was a crushing end to the Fall season, as the team takes a break now to prepare for the Spring campaign. Leading to this match up, West Chester first had to take on a tough Delaware team twice, once in the regular season finale, and then in the first round of the EPRU playoffs. In the first game to end the season, West Chester needed the victory to solidify the No. 2 seed in the tournament. Playing like a team who needed a win, Mary Kay Heaton and her three trys helped lead the Golden Rams to a commanding 37-7 win, giving them momentum going into the playoffs. Anna McGlade was the first Golden Ram to do damage on the day, as she found the trizone less than five minutes into the game. Megan Lamm converted that try to put West Chester up early 7-0. Later on in the half, Heaton scored the first of her three trys, pushing the ball across the line behind a heavy pushing pack. That score put WCU up 12-0,

which was the score at the end of the first half. Determined to put the game away for good, Heaton came out in the second half and scored two trys in the first seven minutes, putting West Chester up by 22 and leaving them in complete control of the game. The scoring just did not stop all game for the Golden Rams, as Anna McGlade scored her second try of the game later on in the half to give West Chester a 27-0 lead. Maddie Kriebel added onto that with a try of her own, making the score 32-0. Calee Spragis got in on the scoring as well, as she scored her first collegiate try in the final seconds of the game. With under a minute left in the contest, WCU had a lead of 37-0. Unfortunately, their hopes of a shutout were erased when Delaware intercepted a pass and found the trizone with seconds left on the clock, making the final score 37-7. The win was West Chester’s second best defensive performance of the season, only allowing less points in their game with LaSalle. That win set up West Chester with the second seed for the end of the season tournament, to take on the No. 3 seed, which happened to be none other than Delaware University. In this rematch, the Blue Hens were determined to beat the Lady Rams this time, after the beating they had taken just a week before. The wounds were still sore. The first half went much differently this time, as Delaware fought hard, working their way up and down the field. The West

Chester defense stood their ground time and time again, never allowing a score in the first period of play, despite many chances. After a scoreless first half, West Chester broke open the scoring early on with a long score by first year player Caitlin Carmody, which put the Rams up 5-0. Cheryl Johnson scored one minute later on a long run, with a conversion by Megan Lamm, to put West Chester up 12-0. Only three minutes later, Mary Kay Heaton added the third and final try of the game to make the score 17-0. For Heaton, it was her fourth try in two games in the last two weeks, all coming against the Blue Hens. This time, West Chester held on in their bid for a shutout, as the defense continued to hold strong the rest of the game, and ended for their first shutout of the year, 17-0. After the loss to Penn State, West Chester’s final Fall season record was 5-3, an especially impressive record, especially after facing Penn State for two of those losses. Their third loss came at the hands of the Eastern Carolina Pirates, a school of well more than three times the students of WCU. So for the second straight year, West Chester finishes the Fall season second to an intruder in the EPRU. Last season, it was Delaware winning the crown in their first year in the league. This season, it is Penn State stealing the crown in their rookie season. Now the team has the winter

off, as they prepare for the Spring season, which kicks off with the Mid Atlantic Rugby Football Union tournament, which will decide whether or not West Chester makes it into the NCAA end of the year tournament. West Chester missed out on that tournament last year for the first time in recent years, and after taking runner up in the EPRU, their road will again be a tough one, as their opening game will be against someone much higher ranked. Head coach Tony DeRemer and the team have a lot of preparation for the Spring after their impressive Fall campaign. And readers, I now leave you for the second time now. After graduating from college, getting a real job, and getting married, I still had to come back and cover my favorite West Chester sports team, the WCU Lady Ram rugby girls. Last Spring, I wrote my ‘final’ article for the Quad. But, much like the infamous Brett Favre, my retirement was short lived. And now, I would like to announce my retirement for real. No coming back this time, nor even if my three favorite players on the rugby team fly out to my ‘ranch’ in Eastern Pennsylvania. It’s over. It’s time for me to focus solely on the next chapter of my life. So farewell for good my loyal readers. Continue to root on my pride and joy Lady Ruggers for me. I’ll be sure to come back and visit. Ryan Frisco is a graduate of West Chester University. He can be reached at Ryanafrisco@gmail.com.

the ground. A large part of why Turner has not seen the court as much as he had hoped is because of the consistent performance of two former first round draft picks of the Sixers, Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday. Williams is off to a hot start for the season as he is quickly becoming the go-to guy for the 76ers. Averaging 16.4 points and 3.8 assists per game, the young guard is trying to solidify his role on the team by attempting to bring electricity to the team, a sight that has not been seen in Philly basketball since the glory days of Allen Iverson. Williams’ success so far has been largely influenced by another young guard on the team, Jrue Holiday. Through eight games he has solidified his role on the starting lineup by leading the team in assists per game with 6.8, while adding a solid 14.5 points per game as well. It will be interesting to see how Doug Collins attempts to balance the playing time between his three young guards for the rest of the season. The biggest surprise for the 76ers to this point is the stellar play of the highest paid player on the roster, Elton Brand. Brand has been the topic of nothing but disappointment since his arrival in Philadelphia via free agency in 2008,

but with the guidance of Doug Collins he is finally performing to his potential this season. The forward out of Duke University is leading the Sixers in three key stat categories with 18.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game on the season. Although the team has only two wins on the year, Brand’s success has kept the team close in all eight games. There obviously has to be some sort of problem with the

team if the 76ers have only been able to win two games thus far, and many people attribute that failure to the average play of “star” forward Andre Iguodala and the lack of team performance in the second half of games. Andre Iguodala has heard nothing but scrutiny since he inked a six-year, 80 million dollar contract in 2008. Iguodala has had a career full of above average but less than star sta-

tistics, which is a problem because of his large price tag. He is not a bad player by any means, but his lack of living up to his potential continues to hinder the 76ers from potential success. Throughout the beginning of the season, he continued to put up similar statistics of a number two or three player on a good team, but he needs to step up to that potential for this struggling Sixers team. All individual player performances aside, the team is struggling as a whole. The 76ers rank right in the middle of the league in almost all categories, yet they have only been able to scrape together two wins on the season. A continuing problem for the team is the inability to finish their games strongly during the second half. When the third quarter rolls around, the team has a knack for slipping into a pattern of getting outplayed time and time again. In order to be successful this year, the Sixers need to find a way to balance the playing time of Evan Turner, Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday. Doug Collins needs to find a system in order to get the best out of these three players that have the potential to lead this team to a playoff appearance. It has been a rough start to the 2011 season so far, but it isn’t time yet to pray for the number one draft pick for next year. Mark Gionta is a fourth-year student majoring in professional studies. He can be reached at MG649676@wcupa.edu.

Long season for the Sixers By Mark Gionta Practicum Writer

The Philadelphia 76ers are already in trouble with only eight games played in the 2010-2011 season. Although it is too early to panic, many analysts and fans are ready to write off the Sixers with regards to a possible playoff appearance. Their place in the Eastern Conference seems unimportant, surrounded by such juggernauts as the Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics. Philadelphia fans are already looking at this Sixers’ season as a stepping stone to another lottery draft pick, and hopefully another top three pick. It is true that this team’s performance has been dismal so far, but through eight games there have been a few bright spots. The addition of Head Coach Doug Collins has not paid off in the wins column, but the experienced coach has brought along a new offensive scheme that has a new-found excitement in the locker room, a vacant feeling from the past few seasons. The former first round draft pick himself, Collins is attempting to mold the Sixers’ second pick of the draft, Evan Turner, into a superstar. Evan Turner is off to a slow start to some fans standards but considering his limited playing time he is showing a strong upside. Turner is averaging 10 points and six rebounds per game as he attempts to get his feet on

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Volleyball’s season ends too early By Steven Fisher Asst. Sports Editor

West Chester University fell just short in its upset bid of topseeded Lock Haven University, dropping a 3-2 decision in sets in the quarterfinal round of the 2010 PSAC Women’s Volleyball Tournament. Fourth-seeded West Chester was bounced out of the postseason in the quarterfinals for the sixth straight year while Lock Haven (20-9) advances to the PSAC semifinals where the Lady Eagles will take on Edinboro. The Lady Rams were able to win the opening set, 26-24. Lock Haven then rebounded with a pair of victories in the next two sets by scores of 25-20 and 25-17. “At Lock Haven our team expected nothing less than a great match.   We came ready to play and took the first game. After losing the next two we were not prepared to have our season end that easily,” Michelle Powers said. WCU forced the fifth and deciding set with a 25-22 win in the fourth game. To nobody’s surprise, the Golden Rams gave the Lady Eagles all they could handle. Lock Haven was able to clinch the match by a score of 15-13 in the final set that ended West Chester’s season. Lock Haven jumped out to a 9-5 lead in the fifth set, before the Golden Rams rallied to pull within striking distance thanks to a small 5-1 late run. Junior setter Helen Fitzpatrick sparked the rally by serving out four straight points. “In the fifth game Lock Haven started off with a big lead and I’m sure everyone in the stands thought it was game over for us. However, we came back in the end making it 14-13 Lock Haven. Unfortunately the point didn’t go our way,” Powers said. Lexi Kegerise led West Chester with 16 kills. Powers added nine kills and a pair of blocks. Lisa Campbell recorded 17 digs. Fitzpatrick posted seven digs to go along with 38 assists. Leading the way for the Lady Eagles was Xuan Gao and Haley Gribler, who had 21 and 16 kills respectively. WCU had a hard time limiting their offensive chances. Erin Walsh had a big match defensively for LHU and recorded 23 digs. LHU setter Alexa Garrity paced the offense with 43 assists. Baily Farthing added seven kills in the win over West Chester. Kutztown and Clarion will meet in Friday’s other semifinal match. WCU showed up in Lock Haven and gave a complete game effort. They were defeated by the smallest of margins, but it was not due to a lack of hustle. “I’m very proud of my team to come back from such a large point deficit,” Powers said. Four Lady Rams played their last match in the purple and gold for West Chester. Senior’s Kyra Yost, Nora Jingeleski, Ashley Focht and Powers will all be graduating in the spring. All four players were a part of head coach Kassie Bellaver’s first recruiting class. “The seniors seemed pleased with the effort from the team so it was not difficult to leave the gym with our heads held high because we knew that we gave it our best shot,” Bellaver said. Yost compiled 68 digs in her final year while Jingeleski registered 187 digs of her own in 2010. Focht had 39 kills and 38 digs and Powers had 319 kills and 93 digs this season. “As far as my career at West Chester, I couldn’t have asked for more. I never expected to be the player I am now and my

teammates over the past four years played a major role in my success,” said Powers. Overall the Lady Rams as a team put together 1,256 kills, and averaged 10.9 kills per set. WCU had 1,796 digs and averaged 15.6 digs per set to go along with 87 solo blocks. Coming into the 2010 season, the West Chester volleyball squad was picked in a preseason coaches’ poll to finish second in the PSAC East. While they did manage to make the playoffs as the fourth seed, Kutztown captured the second seed and Shippensburg finished with the third seed.

eight games. The two losses came against top-seeded Lock Haven and third ranked Shippensburg. The 2010 West Chester volleyball team will be remembered for having a lot of heart and never giving up. After spending her last four years here at WCU, Powers attributes a lot of her success to coach Bellaver. “[Coach Bellaver] has been absolutely wonderful through the four years.   Her passion for the team is more than I could ever ask of a coach. She is truly a role model to our team, having two daughters and being pregnant

while coaching division 2 collegiate volleyball,” Powers said. Powers will leave the WCU volleyball program as one of the all-time leading scorers in Golden Rams’ history. “I  have no words for the honor and gratitude I feel having been a part of the WCU  Volleyball program and I hope all the best to the future teams,” Powers said. Now that the 2010 season is over coach, Bellaver cannot help but remain optimistic about the future of her team. Though it will be difficult to fill the void of the likes of Powers, Yost, Jingeleski and Focht, the Lady Rams have a

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Volleyball players cheer on their teammates.

“Championship or no championship this was one of the best teams I’ve played on in my four years at WCU.   Not only did we have a lot of talent, the personalities on the team were fantastic and so much fun to be around,” Powers said. WCU won 23 games this season but struggled in conference play with an 8-11 record. WCU was swept in conference play by both Lock Haven and Shippensburg and earned a split with Kutztown this season. In past seasons, Bellaver’s squad has been tough to beat inside Hollinger Field House. This season the Lady Rams had a home record of 10-6 and when on the road WCU was 9-3. WCU was 4-3 when playing at neutral sites this season. The Golden Rams opened up conference play by taking on three teams from the PSAC West. Gannon, Mercyhurst and Edinboro all defeated the Lady Rams rather easily. In fact WCU salvaged one game in the loss to Gannon and were swept by Mercyhurst and Edinboro 3-0. West Chester is notoriously known for struggling against the PSAC West opponents. After starting out 0-3 in the PSAC conference, the Golden Rams traveled to Kutztown, where they swept the Golden Bears 3-0. At that point it seemed as though the team was playing well, and they were able to win seven out of their next nine games. WCU ended the 2010 campaign by winning six out of their last

few young players that will have to step up and fill big shoes. In addition to having returning players such as Campbell, Fitzpatrick, Martin and Kegerise, look out for freshman Tyler Sheafer and Allison Grammer to get more playing time next season. Sheafer contributed this year with 210 digs and Grammer registered 107 kills in a limited role as a freshman. “Preparation  for 2011 is underway,” Bellaver said. Steven Fisher is a fourth-year student majoring in communications with a minor in journalism. He can be reached at SF674180@wcupa.edu.

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Hawks soar over Golden Rams WCU drops season finale to IUP 27-10 By LJ Harrell Staff Writer

On Saturday, a week after putting together their best performance of the season in all phases of the game, the West Chester University Golden Rams (4-7, 4-3 PSAC East) could not overcome the Indiana University (Pa.) Crimson Hawks (6-5, 3-4 PSAC West) in a 27-10 setback in both teams 2010 season finale. The Golden Rams’ offense entered the game averaging more than 373 yards per game, but the IUP defense held West Chester to 174 yards. The Crimson Hawks offense put up 336 yards of total offense, 307 of which came on the ground. “Just an awful offensive performance,” a dismayed head coach Bill Zwaan said. “I’m really disappointed and frustrated that that’s the way we performed offensively. We should be so much better but we didn’t do a good enough job. The defensive played tough early, and then they just got warn down.” After the Golden Rams’ defense forced a punt on IUP’s first possession, the offense was forced to start at their five-yard line following a block in the back penalty. On the first play, sophomore quarterback Mike Mattei threw a pass down the left side of the field looking for freshman wide receiver Rondell White, but was intercepted by Crimson Hawks’ safety Johnny Franco. The West Chester defense held their ground, forcing IUP to kick a field goal. Craig Burgess made a 32-yard field goal, his first of two in the quarter. On their next offensive possession, the turnover bug hit

the Golden Rams once again. On the third play of the drive, Mattei was intercepted for the second time in the first quarter, this time by defensive back Chris Brown for the Crimson Hawks. The West Chester defense once again held their ground and kept the Golden Rams in the game, forcing Burgess to make another 32-yard field goal to make it 6-0. The Golden Rams’ defense was on the field for 11 and a half minutes of the first quarter. At the end of the first quarter and into the second quarter, Golden Rams finish a disappointing season with a loss against IUP. West Chester put together their best On the nine-play, 60-yard drive freshman Sean McCartney drive of the game thus far. On the Crimson Hawks ran the ball leading the offense, the Golden the fourth play of the drive, nine times. Running back Harvie Rams embarked on a 14-play, senior running back D’Andre Tuck rushed for 57 yards on the 71-yard drive in 7:43 ending Webb ran to the right side, got drive, including a 37-yard run on when Webb scored from one-yard held up and bounced it to the left one of the three third down con- out to make it 13-10. The Golden for a 23-yard gain, the longest versions. On third-and-goal from Rams took a page out of the IUP play of the game for the Golden the one-yard line, wide receiver playbook as they ran the ball Rams. Pat Brewer took the snap out of 10 times on the drive. Junior On the next play Mattei the wildcat formation and ran running back Jackson Fagan completed an 18-yard pass into the end zone to make it 13-3 rushed nine times for 34 yards to senior wide receiver Dan IUP. on the drive. DePalma to end the first quarter. The Golden Rams had a chance In the fourth quarter, the On the first play of the second to cut into the Crimson Hawks Crimson Hawks received great quarter, Mattei hooked up with lead before half time, but Mattei field position after wide receiver DePalma once again, this time was sacked and stripped by line- Javon Rowan returned a punt for 12 yards. Redshirt freshman backer Mike Gee. Defensive 32 yards and a personal foul kicker Shawn Leo ended the tackle Carl Thornton recovered facemask penalty was called 11-play, 64 yard drive with the fumble for IUP, but no on West Chester. Wide receiver 24-yard field goal to get West further damage was done as the Roy-al Edwards rushed for 11 Chester on the board. score stayed at 13-3 at halftime. yards on a reverse. Running The IUP offense finally put the In the second half, the West back Teddy Blakeman rushed first touchdown on the board on Chester offense finally showed for 16 yards, and fullback Darryl their next offensive possession. signs of life. With redshirt Herod ended the drive with a three-yard rushing touchdown to increase the IUP lead to 20-10. With just under three minutes remaining in the game, the Crimson Hawks put the final touches on their victory over the Golden Rams. After a turnover on downs by the West Chester offense, Blakeman broke through the Golden Rams’ defense for a West Chester has home field 21-yard rushing touchdown to advantage working their way for make it 27-10. their playoff game, but they will Webb finished with fifty yards also rely on the offensive support rushing and one touchdown on from this year’s PSAC Player of the game. Mattei finished 2-7 the Year, Sarah Oswald. for 30 yards and two intercepOswald broke the record for tions, while McCartney finished career assists (31) earlier this Courtesy of wcupagoldenrams.com 4-14 for 54 yards. DePalma led season. She is third all time at Bloomsburg can go into the all receivers with four recepWest Chester for career goals (57) game with confidence too. They tions for 53 yards. Senior strong and career points (145). upset the Rams earlier in the safety Cedric Jeffries finished Oswald has been a member of season when they beat them 2-0. with a game-high 11 tackles, the first team All-PSAC squad in However, if West Chester keeps while redshirt freshman lineeach of her four years wearing a the momentum from the PSAC backer Anthony McCloskey West Chester uniform. Joining her tournament, the Huskies will finished with 10 tackles. on the first team this year from Tuck (132 yards) and need to figure out a way to beat West Chester are Jessica Bennett, Bernardini, who had a couple Blakeman (118 yards) finished Lyndsie Bernardini, Tara Malkincredible saves that kept the with over 100 yards on the iewicz and Cindi Nickles. Lara ground for IUP. Franco (one Rams’ title hopes alive. Bodenstab has also been named The winner of Sunday’s game sack) and defensive end Errol to the second team. will advance to the next round Brewster (two sacks) recorded West Chester certainly has the this upcoming weekend that sacks for the Crimson Hawks. depth on their team to place them “Defense just got warn down,” will be played at the highest as one of the favorites in the tourZwaan said. “They were on the remaining seed’s home turf. nament. Aside from their starters, Amy Festa is a fourth-year student field the entire game. It was a they also have the luxury of majoring in English with a minor in terrible offensive day and it put relying on their bench to come into journalism. She can be reached at the defense in a bind.” the game and make huge plays for In his final season as a Golden AF649219@wcupa.edu. the Golden Rams.

Women’s soccer set for NCAA Tournament By Amy Festa Sports Editor

After winning their fourth PSAC title in the last five years, the West Chester women’s soccer team geared up for the NCAA playoffs. The Rams clinched the top seed in the Atlantic Division after their almost perfect season, giving them a first round bye. Their second round matchup is against Bloomsburg, who handed West Chester their only loss in the regular season. The second round game was played this past Sunday at noon at the south campus fields, the result of which didn’t make it into this week’s issue of The Quad. Although this post-season seems like a déjà vu from last year, they are hoping to not repeat their early exit from last year’s post-season. West Chester went into last year’s tournament with a first round bye and was upset by IUP in the second round.

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Ram, DePalma finished his final season with 50 receptions for 962 yards and nine touchdowns. Webb finished with 544 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. “It was a great privilege playing with those guys,” senior defensive-end Travis Ford-Bey said about his classmates. “I’m glad I got to know them and being friends and teammates with them. They’ve done an extremely great job in the program.” “I feel privileged,” Webb said about playing at West Chester. “I am happy I came here. I was out there to give it my best every time. Chances are very, very slim that anyone is going to tackle me or catch me. Big ups to the offensive line for all the touchdowns I did score.” Jeffries finished with a team-high 61 tackles and two recovered fumbles. Ford-Bey finished with a team-high four sacks. “Great kids,” Zwaan said about his seniors. “Horrible last year. Horrible ending to it. I feel bad for them. They deserve better.” “I loved it here,” a teary-eyed Ford-Bey said. “I loved playing with the guys. It was a real disappointing year. I’m really going to miss it.” A four-win season is not what is to be expected at West Chester. You can expect for the coaches to look at themselves and the players as they prepare to get back into contention heading into the 2011 season. “Defensively, I thought a couple guys played well,” Zwaan said about some of the players returning next year. “Our quarterback situation is up in the air right now. And there are a lot of questions that have to be answered. Honestly, we have to take the off-season to figure this out. 4-7 doesn’t fly here at West Chester. And the way we played today I am not happy.” LJ Harrell is a graduate student majoring in communications studies. He can be reached at LH639694@ wcupa.edu.


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