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After a year the SGA’s executive board is coming close to the end of the line. Some of the accomplishments of SGA this past year included increase attendance at football games by 300 percent, the WCU Showdown- Car show to raise money for Camp Dreamcatcher, advocating the late night programming that became the new Sykes After Dark, and the creation of The Library Pilot Program which keeps the Library open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday night (previously midnight). “The group is my foundation,” says Anthony DiJiacomo, a senior majoring in accounting/finance/management. “They opened my eyes to who I am. They help me have fun.” The first meeting was not entirely a “let’s get to know each other” seminar. Everyone knew each other when they put together their ticket, though their comraderie was not yet firmly cemented. The executive group functions just as well as any other group; they had their rough spots that sometimes seemed unbearable. But being able to bounce ideas off each other and clashing with varying ideas and different views, it was good that they didn’t always get along. “The great thing about working with these students in the exec board is that they are the most leadership-oriented students,” says Brad Moyer, a junior majoring in political science. “Everyone gets the job done. No one has to wonder if the job will maybe get done.” In the future the executive board would love to play a similar role in their career because it was such a cohesive group.

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Being in the SGA gave these six students an opportunity not only to network but work with diverse student leaders and administrators. And on very grand scales they all feel very happy with what they accomplished. The reason why this group feels this way is because there’s a cooperative aspect to

their group. They look forward to seeing each other. “What I will miss most is how this group listens to each other,” says Rich Miller Jr., a junior majoring in music education. “No idea brought up got rejected because it was too big or too far out there. Every group has its flaws-this group is the best

team I ever worked with over an extended period of time.” They’ve built a solid routine which they will soon have to depart from. They plan on staying friends but they know that it won’t be the same. “This group taught me about me,” says Meghan Dun, a junior student majoring in special educaton. “It taught me about what I believe in and what I should expect in other people.” Although Meghan is a junior she is not returning to SGA next semester. “I’m just moving on to different things. I want to get the full college experience! I’m a big believer in that so I’m all about new goals and achievements.” The SGA board believes one of their most rewarding moments as a team is coming up. As part of spirit week, SGA along with sponsors RHA, SAC, OCCA and Sykes After Dark, are forming a carnival to build excitement about being a West Chester student. A week full of activities includes Volleyball (Monday), Greek Night Live (Tuesday), Banana Day (Wednesday), Kid Cudi (Thursday), and Sykes After Dark Drag Show (Friday). It all culminates with the big finale on Saturday. the Carnival taking place in the Lawrence Parking Lot, Church Street, and University Ave. At the carnival there will be many inflatables, a petting zoo, juggler entertainment, live music, carnival food, vendors, dunk tank, face painting, a mechanical bull, outdoor volleyball, an outside obstacle course, plus much more. The executive staff developed their friendship with each other due to their constant professional time together. “I was an only child so the sisters of the Abbes society and the

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Think of the last time you used your cell phone or saw someone else using one; chances are it was within the last hour. Cell phones have become one of the fastest evolving pieces of technology. They started out big, bulky and ugly, and have turned into sleek, shiny fashion accessories. Today the number of cell phone users is enormous. 270 million Americans are users, along with the 4 billion people around the world. Recent studies debate the issue of whether or not cell phone radiation is related to health risks in users. Cell phones do have a potential to be directly correlated with public health problems. When cell phones are in use, they emit low-level radiofrequency radiation. Research has shown that as long as the cell phone is turned on, radiation is emitted, whether or not the phone is actually in use. Many other household electronics also give off radiation such microwaves, however people are not in such close contact as they are with cell phones. There is one company that is taking a proactive stance on the controversial issue of cell phone radiation. This up-andcoming company has only been around for six months now, and is known as Pong Research. Dr. Alfred Wong is Pong Research’s Chief Scientist. The scientific theory behind his work states that cell phone radiation is a form of energy that cell phone users do not want around their head. Many cell phone users are

unaware of the harmful effects of cell phone usage and radiation. Wong has conducted many studies and tests on the effects of long-term health issues caused by cell phone radiation, and he attempts to make ties to many detrimental health issues. Pong Research is a rising company and industry for cell phone users. Created in 2009, the employees at Pong Research are still trying to promote their purpose and product. The Pong scientists created a protective case that channels radiation through its laddered ‘chimney’ up and away from the head. Full signal strength is maintained, so the cell phone’s function and battery life are not compromised. Scientists and researchers predict that in 2014, more research will be available and cell phone users will be provided with more definitive information about the long-term effects of cell phone usage and the related health risks. Unsurprisingly, college students are a huge group of cell phone users. According to research done by the CTIA, The Wireless Association, 90 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 owned a cell phone in 2007, and this number has undoubtedly grown since then. For many of these students, cell phones are their only telephone devices. College students are

also habitual users of their cell phones, connecting with friends, parents, siblings, employers, classmates and friends. Pong Research’s approach is all about prevention. Due to cell phones being somewhat new, there is a lack of research on long term effects of cell phone radiation. In an interview with Pong Research employee, Albert Liu, he compares cell

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phone radiation to cigarettes by showing how long it took to realize and convince the public that cigarette smoking would likely cause health issues in the future. Liu also states, “Pong Research is not trying to solve cancer or find a cure. We are just trying to reduce cell phone radiation.” Based on the research that has been done on cell phone radiation already, Pong Research decided that prevention is essential, and well worth it. Lindsay Lynch is senior majoring in communications with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at LL628475@wcupa.edu

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student government became family,” says Lauren Prudenti, a current senior majoring in psychology. “They know when I’m having a test, when I’m having problems, they just get me. It’s kind of sad because although it’s kind of the real world, I feel like people are not going to be that nice outside of West Chester.” They are more than just coworkers in an administration now, they have invested heavy interest in each other. When someone has an interview for an internship, they want to know how they did. They support each other. Being part of the executive staff has improved these students’ communication, teamwork, leadership qualities, and trust. Like any strong group, they know every member in the exec board had moments when the weight of an issue felt overbearing. Sometimes it would seem impossible, but with the strong support of each other they were able hang in and get the job done. Prudenti recalls the beginning, when the exec board was not yet. “We worked our butt off to campaign. Every night we would be at Anthony’s house until 3 a.m. It was a long

process. We worked together over the summer as well. We chalked sidewalks, painted windows, paid for things out of our pocket, made Facebook groups, and spent hours at various open forums. We were so happy through the week of elections. It wasn’t about if we won or not but we were relieved, because we knew we gave it our best shot, so if we didn’t win, we knew we won in our heads. “I will miss all of them,” says Matthew South, a senior majoring in music education. “It’s such a joy not knowing who’s going to come through those doors. You know everyone’s office hours, but sometimes Anthony or Meghan might stop by. I will also miss my advisor Mell Josephs, the Executive Director of SSI. We had a scheduled meeting once a week, but I would see her everyday where she would give me advice on everything.” “Our motto during the election process was ‘Changes Beyond Your Wildest Dreams,” said DiJiacomo. “I truly believe we have done that and even started conversations down the road for further changes. It was a ton of fun also, and I learned amazing things through the process.” Dan Colon is a student at West Chester University. He can be reached at DC741117@wcupa.edu.

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A letter from the SGA President... Hello West Chester and Happy Spring Week!

This week is SGA’s Annual Spring Week with great events going on each day in collaboration with several major student organizations. Throughout the week, there will be open volleyball outside 25 University Ave. provided by SGA and Rec & Leisure with free Frisbees in the Academic Quad provided by SAC. On Tuesday night, Alpha Phi is sponsoring Greek Night Live, mimicking Saturday Night Live skits, in the Sykes Theater at 7pm for $2/student. This promises to be really funny! Wednesday is BANANA DAY sponsored by SAC in partnership with dozens of organizations. Get ready for the best day of the year! Thursday night holds Major Entertainment’s Spring Concert – Kid Cudi! Tickets already are sold out but if you’re lucky, you may be able to catch a glimpse of him outside of Hollinger Gym. This Friday night, Sykes After Dark is sponsoring LQBTQA’s Drag Show from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. In addition, free face painting, free art décor in Andy Warhol style, Xbox360 and Wii gaming including Rock Band, and professional karaoke will be going on throughout Sykes. And there will be great buffet dinner at midnight for free. Come out for a great time this Friday night! On Saturday is the huge culminating Spring Carnival sponsored by SGA, RHA, SAC, OCCA and Sykes After Dark. Church, University Ave, and Lawrence parking lot have been closed to traffic for the carnival with several huge inflatables, a large petting zoo, live music from bands from around the region, a large obstacle course, lots of food, and so many more surprises!! The Spring Carnival will run from 1-6pm and will be the must see event of the year!! SAC is premiering “Nine”¸ the musical, in the Sykes Theater this Thursday through Sunday. The movie is free of charge on Friday night at midnight if you attend the Sykes After Dark programming. All other times, only $2 with WCU student ID. Congratulations to all of the student leaders and organizations nominated for leadership awards and the particular recipients that were named this past Sunday! I hope that you have a wonderful week and enjoy the festivities! Anthony DiJiacomo, President Student Government Association

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So does anyone know when that snazzy new dishwasher in Lawrence is scheduled to begin operations? Anyone? How long does it possibly take to install a dishwasher anyhow? Why was WCU able to build two new dorms and completely tear down two others faster then it was able to install a dishwasher? The suspense of this thing is killing me. I want to know just what it does exactly. Besides wash dishes that is. I mean, if it has taken this long, it must do all sorts of things. Just think of the possibilities. Cook food, digest said food, provide homework help, travel through space and time. Maybe it will even sprout legs and protect the campus from the “Red Dawn” inspired communist coup which has befallen it. Now that’s a dishwasher! I’ll explain that bit about the coup later. By the way, if that machine turns out to simply clean eating utensils, there will be no end to how much complaining I will do. No end. Your move Lawrence… I’m not sure how much longer I can take only having one functioning dishwashing area in Lawrence. During the lunch rush, plates and glasses are piled as high as the eye can see, with lines so long that they put me on edge. Not because I have a problem with lines, mind you. I enjoy a good line. They give you a chance to think. No, the problem with the Lawrence lines is that they are so long that I often begin to worry that I’m actually waiting for the midnight show of the latest Robert Pattinson film. Panic sets in as I anxiously search my pockets, fearing that I’ve lost my ticket. Cold sweat drips down my furrowed brow. I mustn’t miss Robert! Usually around the ten-minute mark, I snap out of this frenzied delirium, realizing that my next encounter with Mr. Pattinson is still many months away. And then I become sad, but that is not the point. Actually, almost none of this is. Back to the line situation. Most reasonable human beings don’t mind a good line wait. They see a line and they take their place at the back of it, no questions asked. That is, after all, the American Way. However, lately in Lawrence, I’ve noticed a few free-spirited individuals playing fast and loose with Uncle Sam’s regulations. Rather than just follow the crowd in one door and out the other, these nonconformist types go in and out whichever door they please! Nary a passing thought paid to us flag-waving Americans doing our patriotic duty in the line they just skipped out on. What are you folks? Too good to wait in line like the rest of us? What if we all just went in and out of doors willy-nilly? Enter? Ha-ha! I laugh in the face of entrances! Just try and stop me from exiting! It would be a world of chaos. I’ve noticed the same disturbing self-centeredness taking place on WCU’s shuttle busses. Rather than wait their turn to exit, people in the back seat sprint to the front before the bus has even come to a complete stop. As if their class is more important than the rest of ours. The chances are good that unless you’re like me (God help you if that’s the case) you aren’t just riding the shuttle busses for pleasure. We’ve all got somewhere to be, so just sit down and wait your turn to get off! You trampling the sleep deprived, hung over freshman in the third row just so you can get to your Biology class a quarter of a second faster is surprisingly not worth it. We’ve taken a sad, impatient turn as a society. I blame this era of instant gratification on many things, first and foremost being Purel dispensers and the internet. People don’t stop and smell the roses anymore. In fact, if the roses take more than three seconds to load on their laptop, people buy a new laptop. Slow down WCU, your hustle and bustle isn’t getting you anywhere. And Robert Pattinson as my witness, if you cut in front of me in the dishwasher line again, I will throw my undercooked and uneaten Lawrence chicken breast right at your head.

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An open letter to smokers at WCU By Seth Kahn

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I’m a smoker. I tell you this because I know how defensive we can be towards people who complain about our habit. With that said, I want to address an issue our campus has struggled with for at least the last few years: the discomfort that smoking causes to nonsmokers on campus. Several years ago, a student in one of my writing courses did some informal research. She sat on a bench outside Main Hall for two hours and counted the number of smokers who walked by her. She also counted the number of smokers who walked within a foot or two of an ashtray (if you recall, they were almost as common as the new receptacles) and still dropped their butts on the ground. The results were, not to put too fine a point on it, appalling. Fewer than 20% of the smokers she observed walked the one extra foot to use an ashtray. If you were here during

the 2008-9 school year, you remember that our governing body (PASSHE) banned smoking on all fourteen state system campuses. The ban remained in force for that entire school year, but was rescinded in June 2009 for legal reasons. Put simply, a court decided that PASSHE couldn’t unilaterally impose a change in workplace rules without negotiating the change with the unions on campus first. Some students, staff, and faculty have been hoping, ever since, to see the ban reinstituted. Although that hasn’t happened, the WCU Safety Committee has spent the last year developing a policy to limit the exposure of non-smokers to second-hand smoke. In the last week or two, you may have noticed the installation of dozens of new cigarette receptacles on campus. Those new receptacles are all over the place. Outside Main Hall, where I teach, there’s at least one at or near every door. There are several on the Quad. Finding one isn’t hard.

So my pleas to us smokers are: If you were (or would have been, had you been here) angry about the smoking ban, consider yourself lucky that it’s no longer in force. Moreover, because smoking is clearly not welcomed by a large majority of the university community, make some effort to be considerate. Don’t stand near the doors of buildings, blowing smoke either into foot traffic or the Air Intake systems. Try to be considerate of people around you. Use the receptacles, or at least the trash cans, instead of throwing butts on the ground. As my student who researched this issue years ago concluded, it’s easy to demonize smokers and smoking when we’re inconsiderate slobs. Unless you want PASSHE, with more explicit support from non-smokers, to reinstitute the ban, be careful with your smoke, your lit cigarettes, and your butts. Seth Kahn is the Associate Professor of English at West Chester University. He can be reached at SKahn@wcupa.edu

jacent one to lift my feet. It’s relatively quiet and all I hear are the sounds of pen clicks and people typing ferociously. That’s fine with me. I’m in library bliss, if there is such a thing. Fifteen minutes later, as I’m deep into my textbook, I hear a group of girls coming off the elevator. They head my way. No, No don’t sit near me, I secretly plead. They sit down diagonal from me. Doh! I decide to stay there and see if their chatting about boys and makeup subsides, but it doesn’t. After 20 minutes, they are now talking about parties and the latest gossip. I glare at them, roll my eyes, slam down everything I have to make them aware that this is the quiet floor, and there is no talking, especially not at the high decibels that they are. I don’t want to leave. I want to prove a point. I wait for the silence that never comes. I make the unwanted decision

to move my place. I have to uproot my comfort to another destination. I leave my place with fury. I am not happy, and I make it known. “This is the quiet floor, I scold while leaving.” There are many other places to talk, eat, let it all out, cry, yell, do whatever you want. Just not in the library. There are 3 other floors to do that. The quiet floor is for quiet people. That’s why they go up there. That’s why they trek up flights of stairs? To get to solitude. Talk out in the Quad, let it all out at Sykes, and tell your friends of who likes whom somewhere else. Let your favorite “ dude” know your latest skateboarding trick over dinner at Lawrence, not on the quiet floors of the Library! If you do this for me, I will no longer scowl at you and I’ll get better grades too! Brittany Kline is a third year special education major at West Chester University. She can be reached at BK632231@wcupa.edu.

Library bliss turns into a library tisk By Brittany Kline

Special to The Quad

Starbucks in hand; iPod on full blast, books, pens and papers ready to bust out of my backpack, I check my planner one more time, hoping the assignments I have to do will magically disappear. I head up the elevator with reluctance. I push floor 5. As I exit the elevator, the “Quiet Floor” sign is shining at me on a stand in big, bold letters. I am quite surprised that on a rainy night like tonight, hardly anyone is in the library. My shock turns into happiness and I sit down in a tiny cubicle. I set my backpack down next to me, sip some of my Starbucks, and turn off my iPod. This is the quiet floor and I don’t want to disturb anyone. In this moment, I am pretty content. The Starbucks is starting to kick in at this point I’ve made myself pretty comfortable on the chair, using an ad-

Search for applicants causes stir By Rebekah Balmer Staff Writer Some of you may or may not know that the Theater department and the Women’s studies program had published a call for applicants earlier this year. The two departments were looking to hire someone qualified to teach in both areas of discipline. It is my understanding that the search came down to two finalists, one being an internal candidate, Dr. Liz Ruchti, and the other being an external candidate. However, because the search committee could not come to an agreement, the search was determined to be “failed.” Excuse me? A failed search? I am baffled by this decision. After reading the job description that was posted online, I am very confused as to how Ruchti was not hired for this position. It is my opinion and the opinion of many others that Dr. Ruchti is not only more than qualified, but has the passion and drive to do great work. She is an advocate for transgender and LGBTQA issues, and calling the search a failure for a faculty member was a slap in her face and mine. I would like to know why the search failed, why Liz Ruchti was not

hired and who made this decision? There is no doubt in my mind that there is absolutely no reason she shouldn’t have been hired. For the past three years Liz has been teaching the classes they were looking for a faculty member to teach. In essence, Dr. Liz Ruchti was told, by not hiring her, that she is incapable of teaching the classes she already teaches. How is this possible? Due to this outrageous decision I urge anyone enrolled in the classes Dr. Ruchti would have been teaching to drop. These classes include “Introduction to Theater” (Theater 101-05) and “Race and Gender in American Theater” (Theater 205-01). Dr. Liz Ruchti is the best professor for these classes and I refuse to take them with anyone else since she is, in my opinion, the most qualified. We need to show the search committee, the Theater Department, the Women Studies program and the University that we are unsatisfied with their decision. We need to show Dr. Ruchti that we are here to support her and want to see her be a full time faculty member. We may as well lose two faculty members here, because

not only has the university missed an opportunity to hire a qualified applicant, but they’ve failed to support the other partner in her relationship, and that may mean the couple has to look for jobs somewhere else. However, if we can encourage the university to see what they have done to this community and family who many of us love dearly, maybe we can help them stay here, where they have built a family and a home. For those of you as upset as I am, but not enrolled in either of these classes, I urge you to write to the people who can make a difference and change what has been done. If you are enrolled and choose to drop, I encourage you also to write a letter informing those as to why you dropped the class. These people include: Dean Vermeulen of CAS, Harvey Rovine, Chair of Theater, Tim Blair, Dean of SVPA, Dr. Jen Bacon, Richeleen Dashield, Social Equity, Linda Lamwers, Provost, Greg Weisenstein, President. Rebekah Balmer is a student at West Chester University majoring in Women and Gender studies. She can be reached at RB649636@wcupa. edu.

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College students obtain unpaid summer internships By Joshua Vaughan Staff Writer

Summer break is just around the corner and for many West Chester University students it will be time to begin summer internships, many of them unpaid. In a story released by the New York Times, this increasing practice’s legality is being called into question for a number of reasons, most notably that it potentially violates minimum wage laws. So before young people clock in on that first hot summer day without pay, they should consider the following legal tenets of unpaid internships. First, the training should be for the benefit of the trainee and be conducted in a manner germane to that of a vocational school. Also, the employer should derive no immediate advantage from the activities of the trainee, and the trainee should not displace any existing employee. Finally, both the trainee and the employer understand that trainees are not entitled to a job upon completion of the training. If any of these precedents are violated, than the employer is legally bound to pay the intern for his/her time. A number of these cases have popped up recently all around the country.

The Labor Department says it is scrutinizing companies that fail to pay interns properly for their time in these circumstances and expanding efforts to educate employers, colleges and students on the law concerning internships. The number of unpaid internships posted on Stanford University of California’s job

collar families. Many less affluent students cannot afford to spend an entire summer working for no pay. Thus, if they cannot find the rare paid internship, then they fall behind wealthier classmates upon entering the job market. Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times says, “While many colleges are accepting more moderate-and low-income students to increase economic mobility… the growth in unpaid internships undercuts that effort by favoring well-to-do and well-connected students, speeding their climb up the career ladder.” For young people hoping to

break into the workforce after graduation, unpaid internships have become a necessary evil in this country. Many employers require applicants to have experience in order to even be considered for a job, and with the recession still in this country’s rearview mirror the competition is cutthroat. This is understandable, but there is a fine line between providing experience without pay and abusing the rights of inexperienced youngsters who are putting in the effort to get ahead. Joshua Vaughan is a student attending West Chester University.

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board has tripled in the past two years, and is a microcosm of what’s happening nation-wide. The National Association of Colleges and Employers found that 83 percent of graduating students had held internships, and experts estimate that between one-fourth and one-half of those internships were unpaid. Recently, investigations have revealed that students really were displacing workers in the employer’s effort to cut costs during the recession. Also, many students have reported that they held internships that involved

On March 22, a special program took place in Sykes Student Union Theatre to formally honor the recipients who received the 2009-2010 Who’s Who award. President Greg Weisenstein gave a welcome to the audience of over 150 students, family members, faculty and staff. Jackie Aliotta, former Who’s Who recipient from last year, gave remarks entitled, “Reflections of the Who’s Who Award.” The GraceNotes performed for the musical interlude with the President, Amy Buckner, leading the group. Dr. Linda Lamwers, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, gave “Greetings” to the students and then introduced the Deans for each of the Colleges, who presented framed certificates to the award winners. Dr. Lori Vermeulen, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. John Villella, Associate Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts; Dr. Donald Barr, Dean of the College of Health Sciences; Dr. Joseph Malak, Dean of the College of Education; and Dr. Christopher Fiorentino, Dean of the College of Business and Public Affairs all congratulated their students on their outstanding achievements. The program ended with a celebratory reception for the audience in the Sykes Student Union Ballrooms.

Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, who is now a professor at Rhode Island’s Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. Dr. Khrushchev asserted that the Ilyushin story was completely mythical, but Felice was not convinced. He completed a 240-page manuscript about the Cold War era Soviet spaceflight

presented at the WCU Holocaust and Genocide Studies Historical Conference. WCU’s Dr. Lisa Exactly 49 years ago on April Kirschenbaum attended the con12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri ference and encouraged Felice to Alekseyevich Gagarin became investigate more before continuthe first human to travel to outer ing his support of the Ilyushin space and orbit the globe…or was theory. After watching pro-Ilyhe? Speculation has risen in the ushin documentaries by Dr. past that Vladimir Ilyushin had Elliot Haimoff, the head of Global been launched out of this world a Science Productions, and contactfew days before Gagarin, but after ing several of the interviewees in extensive the films, research by Felice WCU alum uncovered Joseph Felice, the truth. the mystery Many of of the first the interspaceman viewees has been did not unraveled. even Joe Felice know of earned his the docuBachelor of mentaries Arts in World/ because Regional Haimoff History in had misled December them into 2008. Before thinking graduating, they Felice was would be honored with featured the West in more Chester Unireputable versity of films. PennsylvaAfter nia College exposing of Arts and Haimoff ’s Sciences deception, UndergraduFelice was ate Research invited Grant in by one of November the docu2007, after mentaries’ submitting a interviewJoe Felice, WCU alum, wrote an article “Kosmic Konspiracy: How I Learned to Question the proposal for ees to Evidence” for the Quest Magazine. a research write an trip to Washhappenings, stating that Ilyushin article for Quest magazine. His ington, D.C. to study the historic was the first in space. Upon gradarticle, titled “Kosmic KonspirSoviet space program. While in uation, he was encouraged by acy: How I Learned to Question the nation’s capital during the professors to pursue a graduate the Evidence,” was printed in the summer of 2008, he researched degree here at WCU and returned December 2009 issue, and Felice at NASA Headquarters Library, in January 2009 to enter the sided with the idea that Gagarin NASA History Division, the European History program. was the first man in space due to Smithsonian’s National Air & Dr. Cecilia Chien commented, Haimoff ’s trickery of interviewSpace Museum and the Library “Before I even had Joe as a ees and false facts. of Congress. student in my HIS 306 “Chinese More recently, Joe Felice’s While researching for a paper Civilization” class several years research was presented in about his experience, Felice came ago, I noticed him in the class Smolensk, Russia at the Y.A. across a 1996 article in Final after mine because he frequently Gagarin Museum on March 12, Frontier magazine written by struck up a conversation or posed 2010 in honor of what would have Soviet historian Gordon Feller. some content-related question been Gagarin’s 76th birthday on The article, “The Nightmare of me. He later impressed me March 9. He was given a certifMission,” disputed the idea that with his gung-ho attitude, always icate of presentation signed by Lt. Yuri Gagarin was the first being proactive and was full of former cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, person in space. Instead, Feller ideas. When I asked everyone the first man to perform a space claimed that Lt. Col. Vladimir on the first day of class what walk in March 1965. Ilyushin orbited Earth five days they hoped to do in this life, Joe Carol Fritz is a West Chester prior to Gagarin. described wanting to help get the University student majoring in commuFelice was captivated with the US back on the moon by 2018.” nication studies. She can be reached at debate and delved deeper into the In April 2009, his research was CF716002@wcupa.edu. subject. He contacted Dr. Sergei By Carol Fritz

Who’s Who awards announce student achievements

Since 1934, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges has furthered the aims of higher education by rewarding and recognizing excellent student leaders for their scholastic and campus/ community achievements. West Chester University has supported this national recognition program for many years to acknowledge our outstanding students. A call for “nominations” went out last October, and faculty, staff, and administrators nominated students from across campus to be considered for the award this year. The Who’s Who Selection Committee (Jackie Aliotta, Dr. Mehran Asadi, Dr. Simon Condliffe, Dr. Cathryn Crosby, Dr. Karen Dannessa, Ms. Diane DeVestern, Dr. Christian Penny, Professor Cheryl Schlamb and Ms. Preeti Singh) reviewed all the nominations and selected 65 award winners. Award winners were selected based on the criteria of an excellent record of academic achievement, outstanding campus involvement, leadership, awards, honors and a commitment to community service. Once students were selected by the Committee, the names of the WCU award winners were then forwarded to the National Who’s Who organization.

tedious work that contributed nothing to their understanding of the field they planned to enter. Regulators say that internships will understandably involve some unskilled work, but when the jobs are mostly drudgery, it is clearly illegal not to pay the interns. One case involved a student who brought a sexual harassment complaint that was dismissed because she was not an employee, and thus was not protected by employment discrimination laws. Another issue surrounding unpaid internships is that they are often implausible for students who come from blue


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Painted Plate offers home-made pottery gifts By Lindsay Lynch Special to The Quad

Students are always looking for the perfect, thoughtful yet inexpensive gift for occasions like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, birthdays, and do not have the money, time, or transportation to make it happen. Instead, they usually head home empty handed for those types of holidays wishing they could have thought of something creative or done something sooner. This year students do not have to worry because fortunately, for anyone who attends West Chester University, there is a solution just a short walk away from campus. The Painted Plate is a business located right in town that offers an affordable way to use creativity in order to make gifts, crafts and decorations. The Painted Plate is a paint your own pottery store in downtown West Chester. They have hundreds of pieces for customers to choose from and a wide selection of glazes, stencils and idea books to help design your very own unique masterpiece. The staff is there to help and is willing to assist customers through the entire process. The first step is choosing the pottery from the selection of hundreds of pieces and styles including platters, piggy banks

and vases. After the piece is selected, it is time to create a design. The Painted Plate offers idea books, stencils, and other tools that will help with creating the finished product. There are more than 70 different colors to choose from, including special glaze colors, speckled colors and dimensional paints. After the piece is painted, it is time to put

is what covers all the materials used and needed to create a project. Another feature that The Painted Plate has to offer is their party room. Whether a customer is having a birthday party, bridal shower or just a get together with friends, The Painted Plate tries to do their best to accommodate everyone’s needs. For example, for a kid’s birthday party, the room would be set up with balloons, paper products, paint tools, and they allow pizza and drinks to be ordered and delivered to the facility. For any special party events or occasions, The Painted Plate offers wine glasses, paper products and everything else needed to create and decorate the pottery. Not only is The Painted Plate accommodating for parties and similar events, but they also plan some special events of their www.yurdan.com own. About once a week, hands-on workshops it through the final phase of the are offered to the public. These process. The final step is leaving workshops include an informait with the staff so they can fire tional session for learning how and glaze the piece, and in about to paint specialized pieces and it week it is available for pick designs. They also offer an opporup. Something to keep in mind tunity to learn how to use the is that there is no time limit for glass fusing center, where they customers who are a working on teach everything about how to a project and there is also no limit make amazing glass products. on how much paint customers are Guests will also learn the basic allowed to use. glass cutting skills, and other As for costs and other details, tricks of the trade. After comthe fee is the price of the pottery pleting the workshop, guests are plus an additional 50 percent invited to come back and use the for a studio fee. The studio fee glass fusing center anytime they

like. use out of it to this day!” There are a number of unique Whether it is the artistic aspect things to do and create at The or just the interest in trying Painted Plate. Some of the something new, The Painted Plate ideas they suggest are personal- has something for almost anyone. ized Father’s Day mugs, picture Instead of just lying around the frames for Mother’s Day, and Quad, many students enjoy a even a guest plate rather than a walk into town to explore the guest book. These can be great to local business and restaurants have for guests to sign at a grad- they haven’t visited all winter. uation party, wedding shower or Just as the weather is getting even for a coach at the end of the warmer, students are looking season. for fun activities to Although do outdoors. The the possibiliPainted Plate can ties may seem be a place for friends endless at The to walk to and hang Painted Plate, out, and it can also there is one be a fun date idea. more feature With Easter, Gradthat they have uation and mother’s to offer. For just day just around the $20, the staff at corner, there is no The Painted better time than Plate will melt now to enjoy the an empty wine weather by taking www.countryliving.com a walk into town to bottle down to turn them into create a thoughtful cheeseboards. This can be a nice gift for a loved one. housewarming gift, or even a neat The Painted Plate is located piece of memorabilia from a fun at 104 W. Market St. in West night or important event. They Chester. They are open Tuesdayhave bottles already melted down Thursday 10:30a.m.-7p.m., for sale, or they will melt down Friday 10:30am-9p.m., Saturday a special bottle that a customer 11a.m.-8p.m., and Sunday from brings in. noon to 5p.m. “I made a platter for my mom For more information about for Christmas this year and she The Painted Plate and what they loved it because she knew I took have to offer, call them at 610the time to make something just 738-0603 or visit their website at for her,” Sarina Sghiatti, a fourth paintedplatepottery.com. year student at WCU said. “I Lindsay Lynch is majoring in comalso made an ashtray for my munications studies with a minor in apartment while I was in there journalism. She can be reached at and we are still getting a lot of LL628475@wcupa.edu.

they fail to measure how far these types of students progress in a given year. “Most of my students have made a great deal of progress this year, but are still considered ‘intensive’ by the standardized test,” said North Philadelphia Kindergarten teacher Caitlin Allen. “NCLB does not look at the improvement rate of schools. Even if a school has improved math and reading scores exponentially, the school is still considered failing if it has not met ‘adequate yearly progress’ standards,” Allen said. This is being addressed in the blueprint for change. Instead of labeling schools as simply failing, the new system will offer a multi-tiered system that would identify struggling schools in each state and posit different remedies for each tier. Another problem with standardized testing is that teachers are forced to essentially teach the test in order to reach “adequate yearly progress” standards. Thus, other areas of study such as art, music and physical education are neglected. This is an area of concern being addressed by the Obama administration’s proposed overhaul as well. In it, schools would be able to include student performance in subjects other than math and reading as part of their overall measurement of progress. This is in an effort to have students “college and career ready.” Also in the proposal, more federal funding will be switched from formula based allocations to competitive grants. However, this incentive based program of education has its problems as well. A second grade teacher from Chester says, “The reward system is problematic because there are certain situations in which principals may not take on a special needs kid because

education reform maintains a focus on effective teachers and principals calling on states and districts to develop systems for evaluating and supporting these individuals, based on student growth and other factors. The plan also calls for a new program that would support efforts to

No Child Left Behind Act pressures teachers By Joshua Vaughan Staff Writer

West Chester University touts one of the most prestigious education departments in the state, and sends many teachers into the work force each year. Earlier this month, the Obama administration released its blueprint for overhauling the controversial No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (abbreviated NCLB), which many detractors suggest takes teachers in some districts unreasonably to task at the detriment of the students. In a poll conducted on campus at West Chester, 16 out of 20 students on average had little, if any knowledge, as to the burdens thrust onto teachers by NCLB. “If I was entering the K-12 classroom today, I would do a lot of homework on the district where I was interviewing as we are hearing more and more about punitive actions directed towards teachers that do not have their students reaching certain levels academically,” said Dr. Vicki A. McGinley of West Chester’s department of special education. This is of note to education majors, especially in the wake of a school in Rhode Island’s decision to fire all of its teachers earlier this month. It seems that now more than ever potential teachers should become familiar with the inherent problems and consequences of NCLB, and the proposed changes thereof. The Obama administration’s proposal suggests many changes to NCLB including its very moniker. However, one glaring component will remain, and that is the use of standardized test scores in reading and math to evaluate student (and teacher) proficiency. The primary issue of contention with these tests is that they don’t take into account students who speak English as a second language, and/or who come from poverty stricken homes. As such

they don’t want the adequate yearly progress of their school to diminish.” Another major change is that the goal for complete student adeptness would be pushed back from the now unachievable 2014 to the year 2020. The proposed blueprint for

recruit, place, reward, retain, and promote effective teachers and principals to enhance the teaching profession. So for future teachers and young students there might still be light at the end of the tunnel. Joshua Vaughan is a student attending West Chester University.

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WCU to host powder puff tournament for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, West Chester University students will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand fundraiser, complete with a Powder Puff Tournament, on Sunday, April 18th, 2010 from 3-7 PM at the Farrell Football Stadium on West Chester University’s South Campus. Members of the University were inspired to get involved with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation after Liz and Jay Scott, Alex’s parents, came to speak at the school last year. WCU decided to hold a Charity Tournament. This

will be the second annual event, which is slated to include a 50/50 raffle, a bake sale, a pretzel sale, and grilled food for sale as well as the lemonade stand. All proceeds will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. There will also be a DJ and entertainment between games. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade www.logosportswear.com stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). 2010 marks 10 years since 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all

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children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of volunteers across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $30 million towards fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 125 research projects nationally.

CONTACT: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Gillian Kocher 610-649-3034, 215-593-0088 Gillian@alexslemonade.org

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Beta hosts a memorial, race against Breast Cancer By Lindsay Lynch Special to The Quad

On Sunday, March 28 at 11 a.m., more than 115 participants attended the first annual Eileen Haverluk Victorious memorial 5k run on South Campus. The brothers of Beta Theta Pi hosted the event in honor of Eileen Haverluk, the mother of a Beta brother, Trevor Haverluk, graduate of WCU in 2008. Haverluk lost her long battle with breast cancer, but according to family, friends and community members, she still remains an inspiration to many lives. With help from sponsors and volunteers, the event was able to raise $2,000 and counting. Wesley College in Delaware raised over $400 alone. Some of the other sponsors donated money and gift cards. The donations came from

The Running Store, Goshen Hall RHA, UPS Store Parkway, WCU Bookstore, Dominoes, Barnaby’s, Doc McGrogan’s and Sprinkles Frozen Yogurt. Participants included students, family members of students, community members, and a number of members from various organizations on campus. Runners and walkers were encouraged by the upbeat music, free pizza, and water bottles that were passed out after the race. As the last of the walkers crossed the finish line, Trevor Haverluk shared a few words about his mother and how much the event meant to him and his entire family. After Haverluk thanked everyone involved for helping with the memorial, the winners were announced. The male winner was 23 year

old Ryan Bair, who came in just over 17 minutes. The female winner was Marilyn Wellnitz, 19 who finished the race in just under 20 minutes. The other results and times from the race can be found at http://runccrs. com/Results/wcuvictorious.htm. The award for organization with the most participants went to Alpha Sigma Tau, but the brothers of Beta want to thank every participant for their attendance. After being so successful with the event, the brothers of Beta Theta Pi have made the decision to continue the Eileen Haverluk 5k event in the future as their annual spring philanthropy event. Lindsay Lynch is majoring in communications studies with a minor in journalism. She can be reached at LL628475@wcupa.edu.

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Congratulations to the winning WCU student, who requested to remain anonymous.


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Career Center offers assistance to students Special to The Quad

in hiring WCU students, post jobs within the system, and students who are logged in are able to view the positions that might be a good fit for them. It is recommended that students register with College Central Network no later than two semesters before their graduation date. Some students prefer to create College Central accounts sooner, like Abbey

Where you are . . . when you need us

checked out some of the positions concerned with providing support answers to all of their questions that were posted and ended and guidance to students and or be directed to someone who can provide the answers they up getting an interview which helps them prepare career goals. As the end of the academic Not only can students gain need. resulted in the internship I still school year is approaching, The Twardowski Career have today,” says Beisswenger of plenty of valuable information many students are seeking Development her paid internship position at summer job opportunities or Center, located ING in Philadelphia. internships. Those who are in 225 Lawrence, No matter what stage of career graduating are working on is open 8 a.m. to building students are in, many resumes, cover letters, and 4:30 p.m. Monday would agree that it is never too trying to get interviews. For through Friday early to start getting a resume many, this process can be and appointments together and planning for the very overwhelmcan be made over future. Fortunately, ing. What many the phone. Drop in for West Chester Unistudents may hours are Mondays versity students, these not realize is and Wednesdays resources are available that there are between 2 and 3 right on campus. resources right p.m., and Tuesdays The staff at the on campus than and Thursdays Twardowski Career can help guide between 2 and 3:30 Development Center is you through this p.m. and these are dedicated to working stressful time. the only time slots with students to help Even if you are when appointthem have a positive not in search of a ments are not experience at West career or internnecessary. For Chester University. They ship opportunity, more information are knowledgeable about underclassmen on the Twardowski job trends, employer might be trying Career Developrequirements and educato choose a major, ment center, the tional opportunities. It is or see what they staff encourages strongly encouraged by www.career.ucsb.edu can do with their students to stop the Career Center to set major. The one College students can obtain help writing resumes with their career cen- up a one-on-one appointwww.resume.avignalearning.com by, or look under place on campus ters. Students should begin making their resumes as they are building student services ment with one of the them. There are many different ways to write a resume, the that has all these on the West staff members. They are career center can help students write their resumes answers is located Chester University there to do everything professionally. on the second floor of Lawrence Beisswenger, who joined the from helping students develop homepage. and is known is the Twardowski network as a sophomore. “I knew self-awareness of interests and Lindsay Lynch is Career Development Center. I needed more experience on my skills to coaching on job search on career development, but they majoring in communications studies The goal of the Twardowski resume if I wanted a good full skills, resume development and can also expect to be treated in a with a minor in journalism. She can Career Development Center is time job when I graduated, so I interview techniques. The staff is respectful manner and to receive be reached at LL628475@wcupa.edu. to provide a variety of services, programs, and resources that can help facilitate the lifelong career development process of students. Some services provided to assist students with advancing their careers are individual appointments for identifying major options, career exploration and job search resources, resume writing assistance and personalized feedback, interview advice and preparation, and on-campus interviews and SM career fairs. The Career Development Center also offers a library collection. The library provides easy-to-use career exploration and job search materials, as well as a wide variety of literature. The Career Center’s library can be used to help individuals write resumes, prepare for interviews, search for jobs, explore different majors and career options, research graduate school programs and more. The library also holds job binders which include part time and summer listings. Students can be found flipping through pages of employment opportunities just walking distance of WCU. Employers fax and email job postings to the career center on a daily basis. Most of the listings are for part-time, summer, and internship opportunities, in addition to full-time positions. This is a great resource for students who are starting to think about summer jobs now that it is only a couple of months away. In addition to the many resources offered in the Career Development Center and on the Web site, there are also some other internet resources that the staff encourages students to utilize. One of these online resources includes the College Central Network. With so many different Web sites promoting employment opportunities, it can be challenging to know where to begin a search online. College Central is the resource 915 Old Fern Road, Building D, 3rd Floor WCU uses as its official resume West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380 and job posting service for career-related jobs and internships. 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The Quad talks to Trump By Stephanie Draifinger Special to The Quad

When Donald Trump’s name is spoken, “one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs” comes to mind. He covers all areas of business including gaming, sports, entertainment and real estate. Trump truly astounds the country with his consistent perseverance in all aspects of his work. He is unique in the fact that he is the poster child for the age-old saying “the sky is the limit.” In 2004, Donald Trump teamed up with Mark Burnett Productions and NBC to create the now infamous reality TV show “The Apprentice.” Trump not only produced this show, but he was also the star. He is especially well known for his famous line, “you’re fired!” which has gone on to be one of television’s most used slogans. “Everything he seems to touch turns to gold,” proudly exclaimed Trump’s father. Not too many would disagree with this statement.

Since “The Apprentice” was rated the number one show on television just last year, Trump has come back to the entertainment world with something even bigger and better. His new show, “The Celebrity Apprentice,” aired for the first time in the beginning of this year and has been a great success. In contrast to “The Apprentice,” Trump’s contestants are not competing for a job, but instead are raising $1 million for various charities throughout the entire season. The prizes for the winner are being crowned “The Celebrity Apprentice” and being able to deliver a $250,000 check to their charity of choice. This year’s cast, comprised of 14 contestants, originally included Darryl Strawberry, Cyndi Lauper, Bret Michaels, Sharon

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Concert Preview: Kid Cudi By Lindsay Lynch Special to The Quad

Students lined up outside of Sykes March 15 for Kid Cudi tickets, which sold out completely in three hours.

On Thurs., April 15, rapper Kid Cudi will be performing for the students of WCU in Hollinger Fieldhouse. The tickets for the event went on sale March 15, and completely sold out after just three hours. Students lined up in Sykes, outside of the SSI window to make sure they were able to get their tickets for the concert. The total amount of tickets sold were 2,000 at $13 dollars a piece, or $12 for students who used RamBucks. Many students were unable to get tickets due to how quickly they sold out. Students were only allowed to purchase up to four tickets at a time, leaving some unable to pick tickets up for their friends and roommates who wanted them. Senior Amanda Mancuso, experienced just that when she went to Sykes after her 11-11:50 class to pick up tickets for her and her three roommates. “I couldn’t believe they sold out so fast, I was actually really disappointed because I had no idea they were going to go that quickly,” said Mancuso. Students have even been

found auctioning off extra tickets online and on Facebook and prices have been seen for up to $75 a ticket. The amount of tickets that were sold for this particular event is a record for Major Entertainment, the student organization hosting the event this week. Major Entertainment is made up of about 30 members, led by president Laura Putman. The student organization receives a yearly budget from the Student Government Association to produce one concert by a major name artist in the spring. The organization works with a middle agent to find and book available artists who are touring during this time of year. See CUDI page 12

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KCACTF awards WCU student, professor

“Dramaturgy is a branch of the theatrical arts which involves bringing productions to life on the stage.” That is exactly what West Chester University student, Briana Choynowski has done. Choynowski, a junior theater student and Professor Leonard Kelly have been chosen as recipients and finalists for scholarships at the KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival). Theater professor Kelly has been recognized for his exceptional teaching efforts by receiving a faculty fellowship where he will be able to mentor students who have received scholarships from KCACTF. Briana has been selected among other college theatre students to display her talents at the Kennedy Center. Participants are given the opportunity to take classes with many people that are famous in their field of work. The KCACTF national festival will be taking place from April 13-17. Choynowski, a theater major with a concentration in technical theater, was

selected as one of the lucky students because of her work as dramaturg of University Theatre’s fall 2009 production, “The Rocky Horror Show.” Choynowski is also very involved as a member of University Theatre, Editor-in-Chief of the Theatre department’s student-written newspaper, Thespian Voice, and member of Alpha Psi Omega, the theater honor society. She is also co-director of the 28th Annual High School Theatre Festival to be held at WCU. So what drew Briana to WCU’s theatre department? “I really liked the community that the theatre department has created among the students,” she said. “I enjoyed the atmosphere as soon as I walked into the department on a tour, the professors being so approachable and helpful, wanting you to succeed.” She mentions Professor Leonard Kelly and Dr. Harvey Rovine as some of the best professors she has encountered so far. “I’ve been inspired by so many playwrights, actors, directors, and designers that

I don’t think I can pinpoint just a few, I think the theatre community is something I’ve always aspired to be a part of.” Choynowski also mentions that it was the faculty as WCU that encouraged her to present her work with dramaturgy to KCACTF. She also attributes some of her success to her family. “Coming from a theatre family, it has always had a presence in my life, and I don’t think I would be the person I am today without some form of theatre in my life,” Choynowski said. “I love the theatre community; we’re a wacky, crazy bunch of fools who love to put on a garb or mask and just become something that is besides yourself. I think through theatre we all develop a different way of looking at life and the world around us and a deeper understanding of the human condition that we would not learn otherwise.” Angela Thomas is a third year student majoring in English and minoring in web technology. She can be reached at AT683005@ wcupa.edu.

Artist Spotlight: Voss By Joli Marie McCarthy Staff Writer

Let’s start with the basics; introduce yourself, to those who don’t know you. Hi, I’m Voss. I’m about to be 22 on April 30th. Buy me things. I’m a BA in English with a Creative Writing minor and I’m about to graduate. I will live in a box for the rest of my life. I enjoy cheap beers, good conversation, pretty women and clean shoes. Oh and rapping. And shamelessly promoting said rapping. When and where are your upcoming shows? Funny you asked…I’ve got a HUGE show coming up on April 16th in Main Hall 168 at 7 PM. Not only is it the release show for my “How ‘Bout Now?” EP (which will be the best work I’ve ever released), but it is my LAST free on-campus show EVER here. My good friends Reese, Blak Spyda and Jake Palumbo will be performing as well, and it will be hosted by my man Blackwolf. It will be amazing. If anyone reading this has never had the pleasure of seeing me live, your presence at this show will completely make up for missing four years of my performances. Also, after that…as of now (because more could come) I’ve got a show in Philly coming up with Reese at the Trocadero, which I have advance tickets for. You gotta be 21 or over though.

Also, I’ll have a reunion show with my roommate and good friend Josh Loss at Fennario Coffee in town (111 N. Church St.) on April 23rd. I play a lot of shows and take a lot of pride in my stage presence and live performance. So making it to at least one of those shows would be recommended to anyone whobreathes.

But I’m also heavily influenced by my own thoughts and experiences, of course. As far as other writers and musicians, that list could take up this entire newspaper and then some. I’ll just say Bob Dylan, Nas and Fiona Apple for now. How long have you been making music? I’ve been recording music seriously since I was 16, I believe. Might have been 17. Let’s say 5-6 years. I’ve been rapping since I was 14, but didn’t start taking it seriously till around 16. Those have been the longest 5-6 years of my life in many ways.

Out of all the music you’ve written, do you have a single favorite (or top 5)? Oooh, good question. And impossible. I have a hard time judging myself or ranking myself, because I don’t want to come off as EVEN MORE arrogant than most people mistakphoto provided by Voss enly think I am (it’s all an act, I swear). But I must admit that I am Where does your musical very proud of all nine of the songs on my EP that is coming inspiration come from? This sounds terribly cliché, but out on the 16th, mainly “Miss life itself. My surroundings and Teflon,” produced by my man what I see and hear influence me. Jake Palumbo and the last track, I have songs that are delivered “Now,” produced by Rob Devious, from a first person perspective, for completely different reasons. “Miss Teflon” has a great, but are based on a collage made from friends and acquaintances’ bluesy beat and a catchy, witty stories, and/or my own imagina- hook that I actually kinda almost tion. See VOSS page 11


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SOJA and Mambo Sauce at The Note By Mike Sheehan

middle/high school and the band was officially formed. It was a great night for music: They all shared a common low humidity, a gentle breeze interest of rock and hip-hop, but and a clear sky created the scene “there was something missing,” around The Note. said Hemphill. The Note is a suitable venue They began to focus on their to see local, as well as national, favorite artists, Marley and Peter acts, and its location along one of Tosh, and loved how every song the main streets in West Chester they sang was about something makes it a well-known hot spot “beautiful that truly mattered in (and yes, Bam Margera is there every song.” quite often too). Opening for SOJA was Mambo Now let me ask you a question. Sauce. A quick glance at their Are Bob Marley, Rebelution, Last.fm page reveals a soul, Tribal Seeds, or Slightly Stoopid hip-hop and salsa band crossed frequently being played on your with rock and roll. iPod? If so, add Soldiers of Jah Mambo sauce (not the band), for Army (SOJA) to that list. those of you who don’t know, is a The fivemysterious piece band, [Writer’s note: I was attentive for most of the red sauce time, but was really surprised at how little based out of similar to attention the majority of the audience gave. It barbecue, the North felt like one big frat party where everyone stood but sweet Virginia/ in circles and screamed over loud music to Washington and tangy, D.C. area, each other. Props to Mambo Sauce for putting famous to on a good show despite all the set backs.] stopped by the D.C. The Note area. March 26 along with fellow D.C. The band consists of Grammyartists Mambo Sauce for a night of nominated keyboardist Christian good vibes and great music. Wright, Patricia Little (drums), SOJA formed in 1997 with Khari Pratt (bass), Jermaine Cole two founding members, Jacob (percussionist), Alfred “Black Boo” Hemphill (vocals, guitar) and Bob Duncan (vocals) and Jol “JC” Jefferson (bass). Carter (vocals). The two met in the first grade The band has its share of and instantly became best friends. moments in the spotlight, winning Patrick O’Shea (keyboards), Ryan numerous awards, including Best Berty (drums) and Ken Bownell Current Song in 2007 for their (percussion) joined the two in song called “Miracles” by 93.9 Special to The Quad

WKYS. SOJA’s most recent studio album, “Born in Babylon”, was released August 25 of last year and was available at the merchandise stand during the show along with t-shirts and stickers. Mambo Sauce had merchandise as well. Unfortunately, the first time Mambo Sauce stepped onto the stage, they didn’t begin playing. They were having trouble with the volume settings on their instruments and it took a good 25 minutes for The Note’s crew to fix the problem. Eventually, Mambo Sauce began their performance. The band had a fantastic stage presence, despite the inability of the sound crew to accurately fix whatever issues were occuring. At times the keyboards were ear-splittingly loud, and often you could barely hear JC as she belted out into her microphone on stage. But the individual talent of the members of M-Sauce was evident multiple times as Chris Wright would dazzle the audience

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with his quick transitions and rhythms and the Mambo Sauce’s MC, “Black Boo” kept the house jumping or singing along to the songs. After a quick adjustment of the sound and stage equipment, it was time for SOJA. The crowd erupted as the band appeared on stage, dreads and all, and immediately got into it. The crowd loved every minute of it, jumping up and down, swaying side to side, or doing the head nod. The band had included two more members for the tour: Rafael Rodriguez (trumpet) and Hellman Escorcia (saxophone) who added greatly to the overall sound. One song favored by the crowd was “To Whom It May Concern” which features blaring horns as well as Jefferson’s unique deep

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A.I. Columnist, Special to The Quad

And then there were nine. After Didi Benami was eliminated two weeks ago, only three women and six men remain in the competition. Fortunately for Benami, she managed to survive long enough to join the summer American Idol tour. The lucky few who remain on the show were given the Holy Grail of songs to choose from welcome to Paul McCartney and John Lennon week.

TUESDAY: COMPETITION The pre-performance videos this week were actually tolerable, if not, (dare I say, enjoyable) for once. Contestants were able to voice their opinions on one another, and I for one like finding out more about them. Part of being an American Idol is having a personality that captivates the audience both on and off the stage. Aaron Kelly, nicknamed “Yoda” by fellow contestants, kicked off the show with his rendition of “The Long and Winding Road.” However, Kelly failed to deliver the impressive vocals that his fans have become accustomed to hearing. Additionally, the judges criticized him for not having enough variation in his performances. He needs to perform an up-tempo song that allows him to use the stage and show his personality.

Although I was not a fan initially, Casey James is quickly growing on me. Of course, what isn’t there to like about a goodlooking guy showing his sensitive side while playing the guitar? Unlike Kelly, his emotionally charged performance was believable. His performance of “Jealous Guy” drew praise from the judges, with Ellen DeGeneres calling it his “best performance to date.” Crystal Bowersox, described as the “mothering type,” should get an award for consistently selecting the perfect songs for her voice and style. Singing “Come Together,” she performed the song as if it were written specifically for her. The didgeridoo player was a great addition, and helped her already excellent performance stand out. Fun fact: traditionally, women from the aboriginal tribes the instrument originated from are not supposed to play the didgeridoo. Watch out, Beyonce! Apparently Katie Stevens has her own “Single Ladies” Dance. While she didn’t dance during her performance of “Let It Be,” she had, in my opinion, her “wow” moment. I’ll admit I’ve been giving her a difficult time in my reviews, but she deserves nothing but accolades for this performance. Congratulations, Katie. What is there to say about Lee Dewyze’s version of “Hey Jude?” He had strong vocals in the beginning, and it looked like he

was well on his way to another successful performance. Then towards the middle, a figure walked down the stairs. Is it a background singer? Another contestant? No, it’s a bagpipe player in a kilt. I’m not sure how that connects to the song, but it proved to be a memorable event. Michael Lynche, the “big teddy bear,” also had a memorable performance. While the arrangement certainly could have been better, his vocals were nothing short of outstanding. I applaud the idea of having an orchestra on stage, and disagree with Simon that it was too theatrical. He has that elusive X-factor and knows what it takes to put on an A-list show.

WEDNESDAY: RESULTS Ryan Seacrest began the show with exciting news on “Idol Gives Back,” American Idol’s annual charity event. American Idol fans can donate to the cause by bidding on items donated by the judges, including clothing, an opportunity to make a record and singing lessons. For the right price, you can be the only person in your dorm wearing Ellen DeGeneres’ tennis shoes and Simon Cowell’s signature tight t-shirt. Go to idolgivesback.org for more information. The girls finally managed to See IDOL page 12

Jamaican-style vocals. SOJA were clearly veterans of the stage. Their music, well reggae music in general, can always lift your spirits if you’re feeling down, and for being my first reggae show, I enjoyed the music very much (the majority of the crowd again wasn’t attentive which distracting from the show). SOJA played a solid show, promising much of the new album, but playing their hits as well. Check out “Open My Eyes” and “Rasta Courage” if you’re interested in hearing some Marley-influenced reggae from Soldiers of Jah Army. Mike Sheehan is a third year student majoring in respiratory therapy. He can be reached at MS656728@wcupa.edu.

Have an idea where on campus this picture was taken? See page 13 for the answer. Voss from page 10 but not really sing on. I just really dig that one. And “Now” is more of an emotional, stream of consciousness “end all, be all” type track… with a completely different, but equally crazy beat. I just love that whole EP. Can’t wait to release it. Oh, and I really hate “Beauty Sleep” now, even though most kids around here love it. I’ve heard people say, you know you’re doing something right when people hate you. Do you believe that’s accurate? Well I’ve heard that a handful of people DO hate me. Not completely sure why, or if that means I’m doing anything “right”. But, I don’t really pay them any mind. I have tried to figure out why someone would hate me, and usually it has to do with my music and how I promote it. I guess it gets under some folks’ skin. That goes back to that whole “arrogant jerk” misconception people seem to have of me. And sometimes their girlfriend has a crush on me. Y’know, stuff like that.

Have you hit any brick walls in your career? Only when I’m not looking where I’m going. But seriously, I’ve had some obstacles in my way, and some major setbacks like canceled shows, bad crowds, broken promises and just letdowns in general. But they’re always caused by outside forces, so I just leave them behind and keep pressing on (that’s in a song of mine called “Motivanthem” on “Moodswinging Vol. 1” ). Learning from a setback will only help you propel forward. What is the ultimate direction you’d like your music to take you? Up. Mike Voss can be found through several mediums, myspace.com/ vossmusic, twitter.com/whoismikevoss or through the Voss fan page and fan groups on Facebook. Joli McCarthy is a fourth-year student majoring in English and minoring in journalism. She can be reached at JM625940@wcupa.edu.


PAGE 12 Trump from page 10 Osbourne, Michael Johnson, Holly Robinson Peete, Bill Goldberg, Carol Leifer, Sinbad, Summer Sanders, Rod Blagojevich, Maria Kanellis, Curtis Stone and Selita Ebanks. Since the beginning of the season, one celebrity has been eliminated each week. Trump participated in a conference call with various college newspapers prior to the season’s start, answering questions from student journalists. Q: What is your selection process like, in regards to the celebrities cast on the show? A: “You know, after the first success and then the Joan Rivers success of those two shows - celebrities want to be on the show. I would say probably six or seven people per spot we were turning down. We wanted some athletes, we wanted some actors, actresses, we have models, we have wrestlers

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For those who are not familiar with this year’s artist, Kid Cudi, he is an American rapper, singer and actor on the rise, though best known for his music. Kid Cudi first gained major attention after the release of his debut mixtape “A Kid Named Cudi.” Then in 2009, his single "Day 'n' Nite" reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. Kid Cudi has also worked with popular artists such as Kanye West, Common, and David Guetta For the upcoming WCU event, Kid Cudi is supposed to perform for approximately two hours along with the opening performance by artist, K. Flay. Kid Cudi is indeed getting paid, and the money is from SGA, last year’s ticket revenue, and small portions of this year’s ticket revenue. All of this money combined is enough to support the funding of the concert. Major Entertainment typically books artists in the range of $35,000 to a little over $40,000. This Thursday, 2,000 Kid Cudi fans and West Chester University students will be waiting to get in Hollinger Fieldhouse to kick off this highly anticipated event.

ENTERTAINMENT - we have a beautiful wrestler and a big wrestler, Goldberg and Maria - Maria is a beautiful woman who’s a wrestler with the WWE and their big star. It’s been a very interesting process. But the hardest thing [is that] we have some good people that want to go on very badly, and I guess maybe we’ll save them for the next show.” Q: How is this season going to be different from past seasons? A: “Frankly, when you have a success you don’t like to do too many changes, [but] what we do have is there has been a different tone. Now as you know, everything has not been shot so I can’t tell you how it ends, but the cast has been very interesting. They’ve been very tough, very nasty, but there’s also a lot of fun and funniness with respect to what happens, which I don’t think we had in the last one with Joan as an example and with Piers. It was really nasty, people really hating each other.

These people hate each other but it’s also funny; there’s something funny about it that I didn’t have in the first two so I think that might be the biggest differentiation in terms of, you know, the three casts.” Q: After the hiatus, how do you feel going back in the boardroom, and what does it feel like for you the first time you say, “You’re fired?” A: “When we started off it became so successful that NBC decided to do three in one season, And I just have a great kick out of it, you know, I get a great kick. I really like it a lot. They want to renew it for another two or three seasons. And, you know, we’re thinking about that. But for me it’s been a lot of fun. And having a little bit of a break between shows like American Idol where it goes on once a year, you know, there’s something very nice about it.” Stephanie Draifinger is a student at West Chester University. She can be reached at SD618671@wcupa.edu.

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also performed night with her single “Rock Star 101.” While she certainly knows how to work the stage, I find her old material, such as “Umbrella,” to be more alluring. The bottom three consisted of Aaron Kelly, Andrew Garcia and Michael Lynche. Tim media.mlive.com Lynche ended up winning the judges’ favor, saving him from Urban, who deselimination this week. perately needs a new hairstyle, break the curse that had been plaguing them for the past few was safe. Apparently over-staged weeks. Seacrest put fears to rest performances and “cheesy” dance early in the evening by announc- moves are the new thing. Ultimately it was Lynche desing that the three remaining females, Katie Stevens, Siobhan perately singing to be saved by Magnus and Crystal Bowersox, the judges while his emotional wife cheered in the audience. had escaped elimination. Staying consistent with Beatles Thankfully the judges had more week, David Archuleta, who sang sense than home voters and kept “Imagine,” returned to American him on the show. However, this Idol. For Aaron Kelly, seeing raises the pressure on the contesArchuleta must be like looking tants, as two will be eliminated into a mirror. For as popular next week when Adam Lambert as he was on the show, I am is the guest mentor. Tracy Combs is a junior Commusurprised he has not achieved as much success post-Idol. However, nications Studies major. She can be Justin Bieber, his main competi- reached at tc694114@wcupa.edu tion, does have better hair.

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Critic’s Corner:Hot Tub Time Machine By Keinan Fry

Special to The Quad

Upon viewing, it doesn’t take one long to discover that “Hot Tub Time Machine,” starring John Cusack and Craig Robinson is little more than a paring of “The Hangover” and “Back to the Future” sprinkled with 80s clichés. Despite its familiar premise, the film still manages to manufacture enough laughs to render its unoriginality forgivable. Directed by Steve Pink, whose work includes the slacker comedy “Accepted,” the film follows three friends, Adam (Cusack), Nick (Robinson) and Lou (Rob Corddry), along with Adam’s 20-year-old nephew Jacob (Clark Duke), as they inadvertently travel back in time to the eighties and relive one crazy weekend of their youth. True to its title, the time machine happens to be a hot tub, but how and why our protagonists are sent to 1986 are clearly secondary issues in this film to what they’re going to do now that they’re there. Essentially the film’s premise is a means to create running gags and superficially examine which past choices led each

character to their present incarnations. The most pressing question presented to the characters is given their knowledge of the future, what would they change? While it may be abortive to ponder too deeply the moral implications of a film whose humor commonly relies on bodily fluids, ethical dilemmas face the characters at every turn. Lou, the most morally bankrupt of the friends, immediately attempts to profit off his future knowledge by making bets on a classic football game of which he knows the outcome. More questionable though is his plan to take credit for inventions of the future such as the Internet. Nick, whose younger self was a musician, utilizes his knowledge of the future to claim a Black Eyed Peas song as his own. This reviewer won’t spoil the film’s happy though predictable ending, but it is interesting that the audience is supposed to root for protagonists who shamelessly seek self gain while knowingly stealing the work of others, especially when they receive little to no punishment for their ethical indiscretions.

Ultimately this film’s interest is not in dissecting morality, but in stuffing as many jokes as possible into each and every scene, some crude and some deceptively clever. The cast performs these comedic scenarios superbly as John Cusack’s everyman charm meshes well with Craig Robinson’s deadpan delivery, Rob Corddry’s over the top nihilism and Duke Clark’s doughy geekiness. Well-placed cameos by Crispin Glover who plays a one-armed bellhop and Chevy Chase as a mysterious repairman round out

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the exceptionally cast film. In the end casting is what saves this film, transcending its sometimes gross-out scenarios to moments of unrestrained humor. The chemistry of the characters overcomes the plot’s shortcomings as well as the film’s questionable moral compass by transforming each scene into

mindless entertainment, and what else should one expect from a film whose title is as audacious and absurd as “Hot Tub Time Machine.” Keinan Fry is a fourth year student majoring in English. He can be reached at KF634551@wcupa.edu.

DJ Spotlight: Toal Time By Dan Colon

Special to The Quad

Every Monday from 6-8p.m., It’s no longer West Chester time... Its Toal Time! Ashley Toal is a senior majoring in Communications Studies, who initially was interested in working in television. However, WCU’s TV club just didn’t really seem to fit with what she wanted to do. “I wanted to focus more on broadcasting. I figured radio would be a good second choice” said Toal. “Now I love radio more than TV. I find it more creative. I love music, entertainment, and talking to people, so for me, radio is a perfect fit.” So what time of music inspires Toal for her radio show? “I seriously like almost everything” said Toal. “Yes, even motown and country and hip hop mash ups. ‘Toal Time,’ the show I host with my brother, Matt, plays a lot of older, upbeat dance music. Matt and I grew up with that, and I think I can speak for both of us when I say we’re pretty attached to it. I like a lot of music, but especially music that’s upbeat and happy. I like serious stuff, too, but life’s too short to be playing screamo all the time!” Some of Ashley’s favorite bands are Passion Pit, Girl Talk, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Amanda Blank. Also added to her favorites are Diplo and Kafei, a band that recently played at the Grand Ram Band Jam. “My all time favorite band though is the Rolling Stones,” says Toal. Toal was also at the Grand Ram Band Jam which she thought was a success. “Matt couldn’t make it, but I really enjoyed it. It was a long day to work, but there were so many great acts. To be completely honest, I didn’t think there would be many artists I’d enjoy. I was blown away. There were so many talented people that came together for a great cause,“ she said. “I hope next year Sykes gives WCUR a better weekend than Easter weekend. Over $470 was raised. These were all voluntary donations, and it all goes to Relay

for Life. I can only imagine it would be a lot more if most of the student body was on campus. I hope all the bands know how much we appreciate their attendance.” It’s a wonder that the siblings never fight over the mic. Toal said the two are “about as cohesive as a brother and sister DJ duo can be. My brother is one of my best friends, so I really enjoy our shows together.” One of the things Toal gets the most out of being a DJ is that she’s hoping to put everything she has learned at WCUR towards a career in radio post-college. “Just all the knowledge of FCC rules, how to work the equipment, how events are organized... it all sounds very boring, but I’ve learned so much. I’m really grateful that we have a radio station at West Chester University,” she said. Outside of her work as a WCURDJ, this Toal likes to do even more work in radio. “Right now, I’m an intern for the Preston and Steve Show at WMMR Philadelphia,” said Toal. “If you ever hear them mention ‘Olive Oyl,’ ‘Dora’ or ‘Skinny Girl,’ that’s me.” Other than that, Toal likes to spend her free time with her friends, family and boyfriend. “I really love animals, being outdoors, and trying new food.” After college Toal plans on moving back home with her parents, getting a part-time job, and saving up to relocate when she finds a job in radio. “I graduate this May, so I should probably get cracking on this! As far as a Plan B, I’m not sure. I really want to return to the Philadelphia area before I’m 30. This is where all of my family is, and if you ask me, Philadelphia is the coolest city ever.” No question about it, this Toal is serious about staying in the music industry. “If not radio, maybe promotions or event planning,“ said Toal. “I really want to work in the Philly area.” Dan Colon is a student at West Chester University. He can be reached at DC741117@wcupa.edu.


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Track and field’s hard work pays off By Jillian Morgan Staff Writer

Since the outdoor season has begun, the Rams have shown a lot of hard work. Whether it is in practices or in meets, the track and field team has proven their dedication through their athletes’ performances and as a team. “We are currently six weeks out from our PSAC Outdoor Championships (May 13-15, hosted at WCU), so the coming weeks are extremely important in our preparation for the championships,” Coach Keiser said. “I believe that in the coming weeks we should see considerable improvements with times and distances. The first couple weeks of the outdoor season often tend to be a transition phase from the indoor season, and we will now start to see events start to ‘click’ for much of the team.” Between the weeks of March 26 and April 3, West Chester University’s track and field team competed at the Danny Curran Invite at Widener University, as well as the Millersville Spring Opener at Biemesderfer Stadium. The Rams did an exceptional job at both meets and will continue to strive throughout the rest of the season. On March 26, the Golden Rams competed in the Danny Curran Invite at Widener University. WCU’s 4x100m relay team were first in their event, which consisted of Leighon Johnson, Matt Houser, Josh Bacon and Shawn Smith. The relay team clocked in at 42.68 seconds. “I think we will be pretty strong this year with the addition of new coaches which will really help out in both the sprints and jump groups,” Bacon said. “We really have some great athletes this year; Tyler Real, Leighon Johnson, Matt Houser, Craig Espenshade and Shawn Smith just to name a few who will surprise the PSAC this year.” Among Bacon’s list of strong athletes, Real took home the gold in the 110m hurdles. Real finished the race with a time of 14.99 seconds. Aside from Real, Johnson was the only other individual winner, who took the gold in the 100m dash. He completed the race in 10.98 seconds. Shawn Smith placed fourth in the 100m dash in 11.14 seconds, right behind Johnson. The 4x400m relay team placed second overall with a time of

3:22.42. The relay team is run by Matt Houser, Craig Espenshade, Kyle Perry and Leighon Johnson. Among the runners of the 4x400 team, Espenshade also finished second in the 400m in 49.77 seconds. The women’s track and field team brought home one gold

110m hurdles with a time of 16.65 seconds, putting her in fourth place. Butler also participated in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 3 ¾ inches. Brittany Foye tied for fifth place in the long jump with a leap of 15-10 ½ inches. Foye was runner-up in the

medal along with one silver medal at the Danny Curran Invite. The Lady Ram who earned the gold medal was Melinda Wentz, by finishing the 400m hurdles in 1:05.86. Lyndsey Nygren also ran the 400m hurdles, completing the race in 1:08.62, which put her in fourth place. Aside from the 400m hurdles,

triple jump (34-10 ¼). Miriam Hughes battled for the Rams in the long jump, tying for fifth with a distance of 15-10 ½ inches and placing third in the triple jump (34-4). Kamber Schrann received the silver medal for the Rams, clearing exactly 10 feet in the pole vault competition. At the Millersville Spring

Wentz also ran the 110m hurdles, finishing in 15.92 seconds. Katie Butler completed the

Opener on April 3, both Smith and Johnson picked up first place showings. Smith conquered the long jump with

a leap of 22 feet, 5 ¾ inches to receive his gold medal. Alongside Smith, Johnson won the 200m dash with a time of 21.98 seconds. Johnson also competed in the long jump. He came in seventh place with a distance of 21 3 ¼ inches.

a time of 15.89 seconds. She also came in sixth place in the 400m hurdles (1:09.34), fourth in the long jump (16’5”) and tied for seventh place in the high jump (4-11 ¾). Miriam Hughes leapt 33-6 ¾ inches while Aimee Sitch came in eighth with a jump of 32’3”. Hughes also competed in the 200m dash completing the race in 27.21 seconds which put her in fifth place. Mackenzie Lauro also competed in the 200m dash, finishing in seventh place with a time of 27.35 seconds. Lyndsay Nygren finished the 400m hurdles in 1:08.23, which helped her to top Wentz. Danielle Howell was also a spot behind Wentz in the 400m hurdles, completing the race in 1:10.26. Howell and Nygren, half of WCU’s 4x400m relay team, contributed to their fifth place finish in 4:07.93. The other two 4x400m realy contributors are Brigid Gallagher and Mary Gawbill. Butler tied for fourth place in the high jump with a Lukas Jenkins/ The Quad distance of 5” 1 ¾ inches and received Johnson also participated in eighth place in the 110m the 4x100m relay team, which hurdles (16.20). consists of himself, Houser, Lyndsey Ratasiewicz came Bacon and Smith. The 4x100m in fifth place in the 1500m, relay team came in second and breaking the ribbon in 4:49.96 the 4x400m relay team placed along with finishing seventh fourth. place in the 3000m with a time Espendshade, the anchor of of 10:42.37. Jess Joseph came the 4x400m relay team, finished in sixth in the 5000m (19:40.51). in fifth place in the 400m with a Coach Keiser is proud of time of 49.00 seconds. The first the athletes on his team, and three has high expectations for this legs season and upcoming seasons of the as well. 4x400 “As coaches we tend to be are Kyle perfectionists, and I believe Perry, improvements can always be Johnson made,” Keiser said. “Track is and a rare sport in which we don’t Houser. keep score with anyone until Houser the arrival of a championship also meet. It is that championfinished ship meet in which we throw fourth in all of our marbles, hoping that the 200m we are well prepared. I have with a the ultimate confidence in the time of workouts and in the effort of 22.32 the athletes that they will be seconds. prepared.” Real Keiser heavily relies on the placed leadership of his older players fourth in to motivate the primarily young the 110m team. hurdles “The women’s side is still with a very young and inexperienced, time of but very talented.” Keiser said. 15.68 “Being that the women are still seconds. so young, they are still learning Real also every day. There continues to placed be improvement throughout eighth in every week and every meet, and the 400m I expect to see great things over interthe next few years.” mediate The Rams competed in the hurdles WCU Collegiate Invite at home in 57.25 on April 9 and 10. The results of seconds. the meet will be posted in next Kyle week’s article. Also, the men’s Miller 4x100m relay team and 4x400m placed relay team will be competing fifth in in the Penn Relays on Friday, the pole April 23. The Rams will also be vault, hosting their last home meet on clearing Saturday, April 24. Lastly, they Lukas Jenkins/ The Quad 14-1 ¼ will host the PSAC Outdoor inches. Track and Field Championships The women’s track and field at Farrell Stadium May 13-15. team recorded four top-eight Jillian Morgan is a third-year finishes at the Millersville student majoring in communicaSpring Opener. Wentz finished tion studies. She can be reached at sixth in the 110m hurdles with JM652349@wcupa.edu.


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Women’s lacrosse survives 3OT’s to stay unbeaten By LJ Harrell Sports Editor

During this 2010 season for the No. 7 West Chester University Golden Rams lacrosse team, they have dominated the majority of their opponents. The Golden Rams have defeated their opponents by an average score of 18-8 per game so far this season. But this week, West Chester was tested and came away with a perfect grade to continue their undefeated season. On Thursday, West Chester (12-0) fought through three overtime periods to defeat No. 8 Dowling College 12-11 in a thrilling contest. The Golden Rams jumped out to a 7-3 halftime lead before Dowling staged a furious comeback in the second half. Senior attacker Nicole Haines got the scoring going for West Chester in the first half as she scored past Dowling goalkeeper Rachel Goldstein a little over five minutes into the contest. Dowling answered back a minute later as Cassandra Cronin scored past Golden Rams goalkeeper MacKenzie O’Keefe to tie the game. West Chester scored four consecutive goals in a five minute span to take control of the game.

Haines scored her second goal of the game, sophomore Erin Oczkowski scored two consecutive goals and sophomore Alyssa Gallen scored for the Golden Rams. Dowling and West Chester scored two goals apiece in the final six minutes of the half. Haines scored her third goal of the first half at the 4:29 mark for the Golden Rams. Senior Gabrielle Stitz scored right before the half to give West Chester the 7-3 lead at halftime. In the second half the Golden Rams weathered a frantic comeback from Dowling in the final eight minutes of regulation. Oczkowski scored in the opening minutes of the half for West Chester to record her third goal of the game. With the Golden Rams holding a 10-5 lead with eight minutes left, Dowling made their move. Brianna Falese (two goals) and Stephanie Cotter (three goals) scored five consecutive goals in a five minute span to tie the game and send it into overtime. In the first overtime, Sam Messineo scored for Dowling to give the visitors their first lead of the game. In the second overtime,

West Chester answered back as Oczkowski scored her fourth goal of the game to tie it once again and send the game into sudden death overtime. Halfway through the sudden death period, Haines scored her fifth goal of the game to lead

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the Golden Rams to the victory. Junior Shannon Hayes was awarded a free position attempt at the 8-meter arc after a foul was called on Dowling. Instead of taking the shot herself, Hayes hit a cutting Haines right in front

Lady Ram rugby gets ready for next season By Ryan Frisco Asst. Sports Editor

One week after losing their chance at the Sweet 16 tournament in April, the West Chester University Lady Ram rugby squad annihilated James Madison University in the consolations of the Mid Atlantic Rugby Football Union tournament 55-0. It was a passing of the torch, so to speak, as a display of young, upcoming talent dominated the game for the Golden Rams. Sara Waltman was the MVP of the contest for West Chester, scoring three trys and converting one to end the game with 17 points total. Sophomore Anna McGlade started up the scoring for the Golden Rams. Ten minutes into the first half, she broke free for a 22-meter run to break the try line and put West Chester out to an early lead, which they would never look back from. Junior Megan Lamm was one of the few upper classmen to score in the match. Usually the trusty conversion kicker, she showed off her strength and scored a try this time. She converted her own try to put West Chester up 12-0. It was a great day for Lamm, who scored that try and converted four others to end the day with 12 points total. It was then time for the freshman Waltman to start her rampage. Nineteen minutes into the first half, she broke loose for a 30-meter run into the trizone. That score put West Chester on top 17-0. Ten minutes later, she broke free of the James Madison ruggers once again, this time for a 15-meter score. After one

of Lamm’s conversions, the score was 24-0, and West Chester had a commanding lead. Cheryl Johnson closed out the Lady Rams’ scoring in the first half with a late try of her own. Streaking down the sideline, the always fast Johnson burned the competition for a most impressive 60-meter score. After Lamm’s third conversion, the score at the first buzzer was 31-0. Scoring in the second half was less frequent and harder to attain for the Lady Rams, but their defense continued to hold strong, and the offense managed three scores to complete the domination of JMU. Sophomore Megan Otto scored one of those three trys in the second half. Senior Maureen Rae added another, and with one of those being converted, the score was 45-0 late in the second half. At that point, Waltman scored her final try of the game, with the conversion making the score 52-0. A penalty kick accounted for the final three points of the game. For Waltman and Otto, it was the first try scored in their young collegiate career. While the postseason is lost for this season, the rest of the season is still of great importance. The outcome of this game shows that there is much potential for the future of this team. Of the 41-player roster, only five seniors are leaving the team, with one (Sasha Stauffer) having already graduated in the fall. The team is young, and full of talent. One thing they need to go far next season is experience. On Saturday, the Lady Rams showed once again the caliber team they are with a 62-14 romping of Doylestown. Junior Brittney Miller shared

the day’s leading scoring with Megan Lamm, as each of them registered 15 points in the match, accounting for half of the Golden Rams’ total. Sara Glick was the first Golden Ram to score, opening up the game with a 5-meter try effort. The conversion made the score 7-0. Anna McGlade added a second first half try, giving the Lady Rams a 14-0 lead after the conversion. Doylestown managed to keep it close early on, scoring 14 points in the first half. That would be all though, as Miller scored two of her three trys in the first half on runs of 30 plus meters. Joining Miller with trys in the second half were Mary Bocchino and Sara Waltman. Bocchino notched two trys, and Waltman added a conversion to end with seven points. The final game of the season for the Lady Rams is home against York College this Saturday. This game will be in celebration of Senior Day, as the senior women on the team will give their last hurrah as a collegiate athlete. This game will be crucial to the coaching staff and players as well. This is a chance for next year’s talent to get some playing time and real game time experience under their belt. Also, coach Tony DeRemer and his staff will have a chance to evaluate what sort of talent they have where, and what they need to look for in the offseason. The postseason is out of site for the first time in four years, but West Chester women’s rugby has already begun preparation for next year’s fall campaign. Ryan Frisco is a third-year student majoring in Communication studies. He can be reached at RF648257@ wcupa.edu.

of the goal and the senior did not miss her target. Haines finished with a game-high seven points (five goals and two assists), Oczkowski finished with four goals and Hayes finished with a game-high four assists to lead West Chester. O’Keefe finished with six saves in the game to record her seventh victory of the season. On Saturday, West Chester defeated No. 9 Gannon University 12-11 in triple overtime. Junior Claire Grimwood broke out of her shooting slump as she scored four goals to lead the Golden Rams. West Chester jumped out to an early lead as Hayes scored five minutes into the game. Gannon answered right back as they scored two goals in less than a minute as Jess Fugate scored her 18th goal of the season and Mary Eshenour scored her 38th of the season. The Golden Rams answered back as they scored four consecutive goals in a nine minute span. Gallen, Stitz, Grimwood and senior Katy Crouse scored to give West Chester an early 5-2 lead. Gannon finished the half scoring three of the final four goals to cut the Golden Rams’ lead to one 6-5. In the second half, West Chester got the scoring going as Crouse and Grimwood scored past Gannon goalkeeper Acacia

Cook. Gannon tied the game as Taryn Millerd scored twice and Eshenour scored within a five minute span to even the score at eight apiece. Freshman Lauren Glassey gave the Golden Rams the lead back after she scored 52 seconds after Eshenour. Trailing 10-9 with less than 10 seconds left in regulation, Grimwood scored for West Chester to even the game and send it into overtime. Haines scored first for the Golden Rams in the second overtime, but Millerd answered with her fourth goal of the game for Gannon. In the third overtime, Grimwood scored her fourth goal of the game to clinch it for West Chester. O’Keefe picked up another victory as she recorded 12 saves in the win. This week, the Golden Rams look to continue their hot streak as they get back to division play on the road against the Shippensburg University Red Raiders on Tuesday beginning at 4 p.m. On Thursday, West Chester returns home to face the Bloomsburg University Huskies at 4 p.m. With two weeks remaining in the season, the Golden Rams are looking to make another run at a PSAC Championship and a National Championship. LJ Harrell is a fourth-year student majoring in Marketing. He can be reached at LH639694@wcupa.edu.

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Ingersoll ties school record for homeruns in a single season By LJ Harrell Sports Editor

This week, the No. 22 West Chester University Golden Rams softball team, ranked for the first time in the NFCA national poll, suffered some setbacks in their attempt to make their first ever appearance in the PSAC tournament. The Golden Rams split with the Shippensburg University Red Raiders on the road and dropped both contests to Edinboro University Fighting Scots on Senior Day at home. West Chester (26-10, 9-3 PSAC East) took game one of the doubleheader against the Red Raiders 3-1. Junior pitcher Brooke Muth pitched a complete game, giving up one run and scattering five hits over seven innings of play. She also struck out three and walked two Shippensburg batters. The Golden Rams jumped out to a 2-0 lead as senior first baseman Megan Harbaugh hit a sacrifice fly that plated senior outfielder Evelyn Anderson. One batter later, freshman Missy Schwartz hit a double to left field, scoring senior shortstop Sam Ingersoll, who doubled earlier in the inning. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Shippensburg cut the West Chester lead in half. Jill Mullan started the inning with a double to right center. Dana Ward singled to third base and Lisamarie Ramagli walked to load the bases. Hope Cornell hit a sacrifice fly to right field to plate Mullan. Muth got out of the inning as Courtney Steele grounded out to first and Kiley Abersold struck out to end the Red Raiders run. The Golden Rams added an insurance run in the top of the sixth as Muth helped her own cause scoring on an error by Shippensburg to make the score 3-1

West Chester. The Golden Rams finished with three runs, six hits and an error. The Red Raiders finished with one run, five hits and two errors in game one. In game two, Ingersoll hit her team-leading ninth homerun of the season, but that was not enough as Cornell hit a grand slam for Shippensburg to come away with a 4-3 victory. Both teams battled to a scoreless game until the fourth inning, when Ingersoll doubled home Anderson to score the game’s first run. Senior Stef Kerbacher grounded out to second base, but Muth scored to give the Golden Rams a 2-0 lead. But in the fifth inning, the Red Raiders finally got their offense going. Meg Lehman singled to start the inning. Abersold and Ward walked before Cornell stepped to the plate and hit a grand slam to help Shippensburg gain control of the game. West Chester was unable to mount a comeback as they split the doubleheader with their division rivals. On Saturday, Ingersoll etched her name in the Golden Rams’ record books as she homered in each game to tie a school record for homeruns in a single season on senior day against Edinboro. Unfortunately, it was not enough as West Chester dropped both games of the doubleheader 13-4 in game one and 12-11 in game two. In game one, the Fighting Scots jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead and never looked back as they dominated the Golden Rams. Edinboro scored four more runs in the third and two more in the fourth to end the game after five innings. Muth suffered the loss as she lasted only one-third of an inning. Ingersoll knocked in three of the

four runs in the opener. In game two, junior Katie Kmiecinski smashed a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning that tied the score at 10-10. However, Edinboro’s Caiti Weber homered to lead off the top of the seventh to put the Fighting Scots back on top. Ingersoll’s second home run of the day in the bottom of the seventh inning knotted things up and sent the contest into extra innings. It was her 11th home run of the season, tying former great Kristin Smereczynski’s mark set in 1997. After Ingersoll tied things up in the bottom half of the seventh, Edinboro went up again in the eighth when Stephanie Cassidy got one up into the jet stream blowing out to left. The two teams combined for 23 runs and 33 hits, including six home runs in the nightcap. Ingersoll went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in the game and upped her batting average .526 on the year. This week West Chester wraps up the regular season as they host East Stroudsburg in a doubleheader on Tuesday beginning at 2:30 p.m. On Thursday, the Golden Rams travel to Lock Haven for a doubleheader beginning at 2:30 p.m. On Saturday, West Chester finished off their division schedule as they travel to Millersville for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. The Golden Rams finish off the regular season on Sunday at home against Shepherd beginning at noon. The matchups against East Stroudsburg and Millersville are pivotal as West Chester looks for their first ever division title. LJ Harrell is a fourth-year student majoring in Marketing. He can be reached at LH639694@wcupa.edu.

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Ingersoll ties the record for homeruns in a single season while West Chester makes a run at their first ever PSAC postseason appearance.

WCU football sponsors Bone Marrow Drive on Friday By LJ Harrell Sports Editor

On April 16, the West Chester University Golden Rams football team, along with Alpha Phi Omega, will be sponsoring the Bone Marrow Donor Program. The testing will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ballroom A of Sykes Student Union. “We are trying to join with other programs in the area to get as many names on the bone marrow donor list as possible,” head coach Bill Zwaan said. “We need to increase the list of possible donors as the chances for matches are very slim.” There are about 30 teams lined up to participate in the program and the goal is to test 5,000 people like last year. In the past year, three players were matches. The players came from Villanova, Rowan and Wagner. “Three local football players were matches last year,” Zwaan said. “One of them matched a young child. Think about how that family feels today because of that young man’s decision to get involved.” “The more names the better chance we may be able to save someone’s life,” Zwaan added. “We

especially need to increase the number of minority names on the list. The football team is a great source to get the word out and get people to volunteer to sign up.” The National Marrow Donor Program has facilitated 35,000 transplants to give patients a second chance at life. Seventy percent of patients do not have a donor in their family. They depend on help from others. When you join the NMDP registry, you become part of every patient’s search for a donor. You have the power to heal. You could be the one to save a life. Every day, thousands of patients with leukemia and other lifethreatening diseases hope for a marrow donor who can make their transplant possible. Testing is very easy. There are no needles involved. There is just a cotton swab of the mouth and it takes about ten minutes. “It is easy to do and you could be the difference in saving someone’s life,” Zwaan said. “I hope everyone who can will get involved.” This Friday is your chance to sign up to save a life. GET IN THE GAME AND SAVE A LIFE. LJ Harrell is a fourth-year student majoring in Marketing. He can be reached at LH639694@wcupa.edu.

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Softball’s Ingersoll ties homerun record - page 19

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The WCU baseball team split two double headers last week as they took one of two from both Millersville and Kutztown. Joe Wendle went 10-for-16 on the week with 10 RBIs and seven runs scored. Jordan Lehman pitched a complete game shutout to improve his record to 4-0. West Chester is now 14-4 in the conference and 28-7 overall. They had a double header against Kutztown on Sunday.

Baseball splits conference double-header By Steven Fisher Staff Writer

West Chester University’s baseball team split doubleheaders with PSAC division opponents Millersville University and Kutztown University. In game one of a PSAC East baseball doubleheader Tuesday, April 6 at Serpico Stadium, Millersville managed to score four unearned runs in the top of the eighth inning to defeat the Golden Rams 9-5. Carman Daddario (4-2) suffered the loss in relief, tossing 1.2 innings, walked one and struck out four, while giving up four hits. The Golden Rams committed two costly errors that led to the four unearned runs. This ended up being the difference in the game. The game was tied 3-3 in the seventh, when Millersville scored two runs on a double from Derek Kline and a single from Miles Gallagher. WCU retaliated in the bottom half of the frame to force the contest to continue. Matt Baer hit

a solo shot over off of MU reliever Zach Eckley. Later in the inning, pinch hitter Christian Cox singled home the tying run with two outs. Kevin McGrath homered in the sixth to tie the game at 3-apiece. Kyle Orensky put WCU up 2-0 with a two run homerun in the first inning. In game two of Tuesday’s PSAC games against Millersville the West Chester Golden Rams were able to avenge their game one loss by taking the nightcap 6-5. With game two’s win WCU has taken the season series with the Marauders three games to one. Freshman phenom Fred Breidenbach (8-0) remains perfect as he picked up his eighth win of the season. Breidenbach threw 6.2 innings, allowing five runs on 10 hits, while walking three and striking out two. He gave up three early runs in the third inning when Millersville went ahead 3-2. Over the next two innings Breidenbach sat down the next seven batters in a row, before MU’s Jeff Haisey led off the seventh with a home run. The Marauders scored

another run in the seventh when Gallagher doubled in a run with two outs. Head Coach Mark Jackson then called on Jordan Lehman to get the final out of the game. Saturday, April 10 the Golden Rams’ split a doubleheader with division rival Kutztown. Game one went WCU’s way by a score of 4-0, however, they dropped game two 8-2. Right-hander Jordan Lehman (4-0) pitched a complete game shutout in game one. It took until the top of the seventh inning for a single run to be scored by either team. Spisak singled up the middle to drive in the first run of the game. Wendle followed with a two-run triple that would score Spisak. Orensky also had an RBI single in the seventh frame to give Lehman a much deserved win. Lehman gave up just six hits over his seven innings of work, while walking three and striking out six batters. Kutztown won game two behind a strong effort from Kutztown pitcher Tyler Persun (3-0). KU

scored four runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth inning to put the game out of reach. WCU had a two-run lead, but quickly saw that vanish. Shayne Houck hit a three-run homer in the fifth, his 13th of the season. Dave Stieg (3-2) took the loss for WCU. He pitched all seven innings, allowing seven earned on 10 hits, while walking two and striking out two. Recently, WCU has split doubleheaders with Millersville and Kutztown. Head Coach Mark Jackson stresses the importance of playing well, especially with the playoffs right around the corner. “Our goal is to focus pitch by pitch each inning and each game of the season. This will also be the key when we get into the playoffs,” said Coach Jackson. Second basemen Joe Wendle was honored by the ECAC in last week’s honors as the Division II player of the week. Wendle hit .550 for sixth-ranked West Chester had a 4-1 week, including 10 RBI and seven runs

scored from Wendle. He went a combined 10-for-16 with all 10 RBI and seven runs scored for the week coming in a four-game series against Mansfield. Wendle hit one home run, and also added a double against the Mountaineers. Thus far, Wendle is hitting .423 on the year and is leading the Golden Rams in hits. His 46 runs scored is second on the squad. In addition to his hitting, Wendle has 13 stolen bases and has only been caught stealing three times. Overall, Mark Jackson’s Golden Rams are 28-7, with an impressive conference record of 14-4 thus far. At Serpico Stadium WCU is 12-2 and have won 19 of their last 23 games as they near the end of the season. WCU will travel to face Wilmington (Del.) on Thursday, April 15. Friday, April 16 the Golden Rams will visit Washington Adventist for a doubleheader in Takoma Park, Maryland. Steven Fisher is a third-year student majoring in communications with a minor in Journalism. He can be reached at SF674180@wcupa.edu.

Quad 98-9  

The Quad issue of April 12, 2010

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