Issue 8, Volume 81

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Midnight Madness


Record crowd fills Bank Friday night, pages 8-9


Shuttle system shoddy at best, page 4

Ex-Quinnipiac star goes pro, page 13

New lanes to alleviate traffic Friday Whitney Ave.


All roadwork to be completed by mid-November

Mount Carmel Ave. & Whitney Ave. Intersection

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• 1 right turn-only lane from Whitney Ave. to Mount Carmel Ave. by Friday • 2 left turn-only lanes from Mount Carmel Ave. to Whitney Ave. • Sidewalk from Sleeping Giant to Whitney Ave. by Nov. 1 • All roadwork done by mid-November Source: Connecticut Department of Transportation


Just the facts

Third player’s status unknown By Matt Eisenberg


It will be a little easier to travel to campus starting this Friday, once new turning lanes are finally complete at the corner of Whitney Avenue and Mount Carmel Avenue, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. All construction at that corner will be complete in about a month. “The goal was to establish turning lanes to maintain two through traveling lanes on Route 10 (Whitney Avenue) in both directions. This will be achieved by the latest [this] Friday,” Connecticut D.O.T. project engineer Steven Hebert said. “Therefore, the people who are stopping to take a left on West Woods or right on Mount Carmel will not be causing a backup on Route 10.” When traveling from the York Hill campus to the Mount Carmel campus on Whitney Avenue, there will now be a right turn-only lane to turn onto Mount Carmel Avenue. When traveling back toward York Hill, there will be two left turn-only lanes on Mount Carmel Avenue to turn onto Whitney Avenue. Hebert says the new turn only lanes will help ease traffic congestion at this heavily traveled intersection. The previous configuration of the lanes often created backups on Whitney Avenue. “Especially going to night classes at like 6:30 it’s always backed up on Whitney, so these new lanes will definitely help,” senior Amanda Chipko said. Chipko and many other students who have a car on campus and commute to class daily are sometimes delayed by the construction activities. The project is about 90 percent completed, and all the lanes will be in their final configuration by the end of this month. The rain has delayed some of the final construction process, Hebert said, but they are still set to finish all major construction by mid-November. Last week they put down final asphalt on West Woods Road and Whitney Avenue. Mount Carmel Avenue is still left to be paved. “Well now you have two inter-


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Fornication in the forest $75K sculpture placed in Pine Grove By Catherine Boudreau Staff Writer

The Lender family has made many generous contributions to Quinnipiac University, including the School of Business building and the basketball court at the TD Bank Sports Center. Their newest donation, valued at

$75,000, could be the most surprising. A new sculpture was placed Wednesday in Pine Grove about 100 feet away from the security booth at the New Road entrance. Marvin and Helaine Lender, two active philanthropists in the Quinnipiac community and members of Quinnipiac’s Board of Trustees, donated the sculpture as a gift to Quinnipiac, Vice President for Development & Alumni Affairs Donald Weinbach said. “I think they truly understand the value of art on this See Sculpture Page 3

Three key men’s basketball players were noticeably absent from Friday night’s Midnight Madness event. Two of them were suspended from the team at one point, but are still on the team, Quinnipiac head coach Tom Moore said after the event. James Johnson, Jamee Jackson and Ike Azotam, three of the five current players who saw time on the court last year were not present for the team’s first full practice allowed by the NCAA because of the ongoing university investigation and team sanctions, but Moore said Azotam and Johnson are on the roster now. “As of right now, they are on the team,” Moore said. Moore said Jackson’s absence at Midnight Madness was because of a team-related matter and would not comment further on his status. Moore spoke to a JRN260 class on Wednesday and answered students’ questions about the team. Moore said to the class that once he heard what happened about the incident on Sept. 18, he punished Azotam and Johnson. “As soon as it happened I suspended them from all basketball-related activities from that point until I think [Oct. 10],” Moore said. “They had been on a team-related suspension by me [since] pretty much the day it happened.” Once Moore heard of university sanctions, he took them off suspension. “They received some university sanctions on [Oct. 6] and we had no school [Oct. 7], so once I heard of the university’s sanctions I changed that,” Moore said. “I just reinstated them.” Moore and the athletic department did not announce the suspensions publicly. “In constant discussions with our athletic department, we didn’t choose to really say anything on it,” Moore said. Moore said he could not comment on the university sanctions because of the Family Educational

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Itzik Benshalom’s “Facing Couple” sculpture was placed in Pine Grove last Wednesday.

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Rutty meets ‘Melo

Justin Rutty, a 2011 Quinnipiac graduate and QU’s all-time leading rebounder nonchalantly posted a link on his Twitter account recently with this message: “My commercial with Melo.” The link shows a commercial which stars Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks promoting a new Mission Power Grip product. In the video, Rutty is playing defense against Anthony on the court, falling short because of Anthony’s use of the Mission Power Grip. Rutty recently signed to play professional basketball on the Aguanda team in Uruguay. See the video on

Hamden in Top 100 Hamden was recently recognized by America’s Promise Alliance as one of the best 100 Best Communities for Young People. Hamden’s recognition is based on its ability to bring the community together to benefit the youth, for their 95.6 percent high school graduation rate, and their commitment to having young people involved in local policy. Because of the honor, Hamden will be awarded a small grant, which they will use to host an event designed to boost even more youth involvement in the town.

Wall Street’s Back Quinnipiac’s print subscription of the Wall Street Journal resumed the last week in September and is available in the Lender School of Business and the Carl Hansen Student Center, according to Richard McCarthy, associate dean of the school of business. The print subscription was temporarily unavailable for a couple of school years, but the online subscription was never suspended and continues to be available for campus use.

Delts support breast cancer research

Eighteen members of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at Quinnipiac traveled to Manhattanville College Sunday to participate in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. QU junior Jaime Mor has walked the past 10 years and came up with the idea to walk and created pink T-shirts for all Delts who participated.

October 19, 2011

QU quickly stops flood in Crescent By Kim Green Staff Writer

The Crescent 150 women wore rainboots to move around their room after a pipe burst Thursday night, causing a flood. But the university resolved the flooding problem in a hurry. On Thursday at 11 p.m. the women of Crescent 150 were settling down for the night when a strange bubbling sound coming from the toilets caught them off guard. “It smelt pretty gross in here. I mean, it wasn’t just toilet water, but sewage,” said Stephanie Osmanski, a resident of Crescent 150. The suite’s residents noticed that the toilets had been bubbling that day and decided to file a work request with facilities. Within an hour, the toilets had begun to overflow into the hallway and into the back two bedrooms. Shower curtains, floor mats and towels were drenched as the residents geared in rain boots tried to barricade the water with towels but had little success. The women contacted security, and an officer arrived within 15 minutes of the call, Osmanski said. The residents were evacuated from the room while it was being cleaned with the help of Residential Life to a suite adjacent to theirs for the evening. The women continued to use the bathroom facilities until Saturday. The flooding was caused by a broken sanitary line outside of Crescent suites 150 and 155 near the volleyball court. The line was repaired by 4 p.m. the next day. The university took complete responsibility for the damage and inconvenience the flood had caused the residents of the suite. All personal items were sent to the MVP laundry service on campus and returned by Monday. “This is one thing that university managed to do right,” said Amanda Pacciotti, a resident of Crescent 150. Jon Terry, assistant director of facilities for the York Hill Campus, is committed to assisting the needs of the students living in Crescent 150. “Unfortunately, there is no preventive measure that could have been done to prevent the broken sanitary line, but we will respond to these situations as quickly as possible to minimize the impact for students living in the building,” Terry said.

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Water leaked onto the floor of Crescent 150 Thursday night.

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Quinnipiac fixed the broken pipeline the day after the flooding occurred.

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Budweiser truck backs into QU shuttle None injured, just delayed By Katherine Rojas Staff Writer

A Budweiser truck backed into a Quinnipiac shuttle going from York Hill to the Mount Carmel campus Tuesday morning, cracking part of the shuttle’s windshield and hitting the right rearview mirror. The small accident delayed students 35 minutes, according to junior Stephanie Osmanski, a student on the shuttle. According to Ryan Subhan, another bus passenger, it was the Budweiser truck driver’s fault. The shuttle turned onto Avenue Whitney and the Budweiser truck was in front, Subhan said, and stopped as if the driver was going to back in and turn into Dixwell Avenue. However, the truck driver suddenly swung across the two lanes. The shuttle driver hit the breaks and

stopped. The truck driver started backing in and got really close to the shuttle, Subhan said, stopped for a second, then the shuttle driver beeped the horn and yelled, “Look out!” He looked at her, kept backing up, and then hit the shuttle. The truck driver then pulled forward and continued to try to back in, hitting the shuttle’s side mirror and denting the Budweiser truck. “It wasn’t that bad,” Subhan said. “We had to wait for Hamden police and QU security and they wouldn’t let us leave. There was a big process that didn’t need to happen, it was [the truck driver’s] fault.” Although four other shuttles drove past the accident, students weren’t allowed to leave the site, Subhan said.

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A Quinnipiac shuttle en route to Mount Carmel campus was delayed 35 minutes by a Budweiser truck Tuesday morning.

Basketball pair reinstated, third player’s status unknown Basketball from cover Rights and Privacy Act, which protects students’ privacy rights, but did say that he is working with the rest of the team and the athletic department on further sanctions. “Like all Quinnipiac student-athletes, when there is a situation like this there will also be team and athletic department sanctions that will also be added,” Moore said. “Right now I’m in the process of working with our athletic department, and that’s going to be ongoing.” Moore said he did not know the players’ status for the Bobcats’ first game of the season,

Nov. 11 against Fairfield. Azotam posted on his Facebook that he wouldn’t be at Midnight Madness, but said he would be ready for the season. “Midnight Madness can’t handle me this year.. Ill see yall when it counts in November though #GoBOBCATS,” he posted about an hour and a half before the event began. The status is no longer available online. Azotam and Johnson were charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace from an on-campus incident that took place Sept. 18. Both pleaded not guilty Sept. 26, as their lawyer, Thomas Lynch, said that Johnson was assaulted the night before the in-

cident and Azotam was misidentified. Johnson was the team’s leading scorer last year, averaging 16.1 points per game. Johnson has played in every game since joining Quinnipiac and broke the program record for consecutive games played. Azotam played in 31 of 32 games last year and was second in rebounds, averaging 5.4 boards per game. Jackson started all 32 games and averaged 6.3 and 4.9 rebounds per game. Moore said he thought that the two could fill the void left by 2010 Northeast Conference Player of the Year Justin Rutty. “If they can improve like they’re supposed to, I think they’ll be fine,” Moore said in a

phone interview Oct. 10. “If they continue to develop, they can help offset the loss of Justin Rutty.” Moore acknowledged that Johnson could be the team’s most important player for the season ahead. “Right now [James Johnson] is probably our best shooter, scorer and perimeter defender,” Moore said. “There are very few kids in college basketball who you can put on the court for 36 to 38 minutes and really not have to worry about whether they get tired or not.” Azotam and Johnson return to court Oct. 24. Jamie Hill contributed to this article.

All roadwork to be completed by mid-November Construction from cover sections that are aligned in one intersection instead of two separate intersections within 150 feet,” Hebert said. “We were able to eliminate one traffic signal by doing so. It should be a much safer situation when were all said and done, not only for the vehicle traffic, but also the pedestrian traffic crossing Route 10.” Students will be able to walk from the Mount Carmel campus to Whitney Avenue without having to dodge cars, because a sidewalk will be constructed by the end of October, Hebert said.

The land in between the newly moved West Woods Road and the People’s Bank plaza will become town property. The Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway bike trail passes through that area and trees will be planted there next year. “You shouldn’t see students walking in the roadway like you did before and during construction,” Hebert said. “Now people will have clean access to not only use the bike path, but take that bike path all the way to Sleeping Giant Park.” The safety improvements for pedestrians should be achieved by the end of November, he said.

The major construction operations where lanes need to be closed, including paving roads, are completed at night to alleviate traffic, Hebert said. During the day there were regulations on when the D.O.T. could close roads to make sure traffic was able to keep moving during rush hour. “We are allowed to do one lane alternating traffic on Mount Carmel Avenue between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.,” Hebert said. “We’re allowed to reduce traffic on Route 10 by one lane in each direction between those hours.” Junior Michael Auletto said he was excited that he won’t have to wait an extra 10 minutes

because of lane closures at that intersection to get to class from his dorm on York Hill. “It’s a mess right now, it’s about time they did something about it,” Auletto said. “There are some times when it’s real quick, but there are some times when you have to plan ahead because you know you’re going to have to wait an extra 10 minutes.” There will be some construction work that will be done next spring, including planting trees and adding some top soil. Hebert said spring construction will not interrupt traffic and that is the final construction that is planned for that area in the foreseeable future.

$75K sculpture placed in Pine Grove Sculpture from cover campus,” Weinbach said. Itzik Benshalom, the artist, named it “Facing Couple.” His website prices the statue at $75,000 with a $3,000 shipping and handling fee. His website says it is an “impressive example of abstracted human figures imbued with emotive undertones.” Said Weinbach: “We want to challenge students to think about human relationships, and what better way to do that than with an impressive piece of art?” Weinbach added that he was eager to hear student feedback on the new piece, as it is open to a wide range of interpretation. Several students chimed in on Facebook after pic-

tures of the statue took over students’ news feeds. The general consensus was that the work portrayed sexual undertones. “You can't tell me that looks like anything but sex,” junior Kyle Bascom posted. Maureen Gard disagreed with Bascom and said the sculpture was more about love than sex. “I personally don't see anything sexual about this piece,” she posted. “I see two lovers sitting next to each other, legs in each other's laps. Has no one ever done this with this significant other?” Some students, however, were just blatantly confused. Graduate student Maggie Lohmiller said, “The new statue in Pine Grove has me this close to looking up on Cosmo’s website exactly what is going on here.” President John Lahey was unavailable for comment.

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Students wait for the shuttle at the stop next to South Lot on Mount Carmel campus.

Shotty shuttle schedule

Two shuttles came, and two at York Hill increased with the adshuttle drivers went ... on break, that dition of Eastview, there should be a third en route to either campus. is. Leaving their shuttles empty Plain and simple. and up for grabs at the shuttle Also, there is no reason for stop in South Lot, I among the York Hill shuttle drivers to the other students contembe on break at the same time. plated what seemed to be a If you leave 40 impatient foolproof plan: hijacking students staring at two the shuttle and drivempty shuttles, well, ing ourselves back to you can use your imagYork Hill (since no Samantha Epstein Design Chief ination as to what could one else would). Unfor@OMGitsSMEEEE happen. tunately for our group, As juniors, my fellow classno one knew how to drive a bus. As I waited for the shuttle, mates and I are solely dependent on traumatic childhood flashbacks these shuttles for transportation to flooded my mind, when I relied and from the Mount Carmel camon my parents to drive me where I pus during peak hours due to the wanted to go. I spent years waiting new parking regulation that prohibfor a ride. I would wait for hours its juniors from parking in North on end for my dad to get off the Lot until 3 p.m. on weekdays. It’s phone, finish eating, finish work- like I’m 15 again and the shuttle ing, so I could finally get a ride drivers are my parents. Except instead of knowing exactly how long somewhere. After 17 years of waiting, the I have to wait for a ride, now it’s day I dreamed about had finally ar- just luck of the draw. After thoughts of hijacking a rived: the day I got my license. As the lady at the DMV handed me my shuttle subsided, one of the shuttle plastic card of freedom, I thought I drivers came back for us. By that would never have to wait for a ride time, a herd of 40 students had accumulated at the shuttle stop for as long as I lived. I was wrong. The shuttles at Quinnipiac are in South Lot. Unfortunately, his shuttle was one of the smaller ones. about as reliable as a Magic 8 Ball. I find myself waiting for a shut- Trying to fit 40 students on a shuttle tle back and forth from the York that only seats 24 was difficult, but Hill campus for anywhere from five the driver allowed a few extra on minutes to an hour depending on the with the condition that they sit on the floor. time of day. Choosing between waiting for Normally, I wouldn’t mind waiting. I understand that the drive from another shuttle in the rain or sitthe York Hill campus to the Mount ting on the mud-covered floor of Carmel campus is messy with all the a shuttle is like choosing between construction and traffic on Whitney the lesser of two evils. You don’t and Mt. Carmel avenues. But when know what’s been on that floor, but three shuttles come and go within you also don’t know when another five minutes of each other and leave shuttle is going to come. Obviously, me waiting for half an hour, there’s this group chose to sit on the floor while the rest were left stranded at something wrong with that. To me, It doesn’t seem that hard. the shuttle stop. Actually, I take back what I said One shuttle should be leaving the Mount Carmel campus as another is earlier. A Magic 8-Ball is way more leaving the York Hill campus. And reliable than Quinnipiac’s shuttle since the number of students living system.

October 19, 2011


Making a move

Your burning love and sex questions answered by Lovely Rita. Send in your questions to We won’t give up your name. DEAR LOVELY RITA: My friend’s exboyfriend and I got close when he was dating my friend and they broke up awhile ago. How long can I wait before making moves on him? – Craving DEAR CRAVING: Lots of factors to consider here. First, what was your friend and that guy’s relationship serious or just a fling? Second, note much time has passed since the breakup. Time does heal all wounds, so I’d say that as more time passes, it becomes more kosher. Third, how close were you to your friend? And are you still close enough to have a real conversation about this? Finally, just keep in mind that if you and your friend’s ex-boyfriend do end up getting it on, you’ll be getting your friend’s sloppy seconds so always play safe. – Lovely Rita ♦♦♦ DEAR LOVELY RITA: My girlfriend and I have been dating for about three months, and we fool around a lot. I’m ready to have sex, but she says she’s not. Do you think she’ll be ready soon? – Hurtin’ for it DEAR HURTIN’ FOR IT: Frankly I can’t answer your question, because I’m not your girlfriend. Only she can decide when she’s ready to make whoopie with you, so actually listen when she tries to talk to you about it instead of just picturing her naked. Don’t even bother pushing her for it, she’ll only think you’re a jerk and then you’ll never get laid. Until she’s ready, there’s always your right hand. – Lovely Rita ♦♦♦ DEAR LOVELY RITA: I’ve seen a lot of jokes about this in the movies, but is there a way to be awesome at giving blowjobs? – Practice Makes Perfect DEAR PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: There’s no magic formula, because every guy is different and has different things he likes. Here’s a couple basics though: Honestly, the more you do it, the better you’ll be until you get the hang of it. Also, enthusiasm is key. What I’m saying is, even if you think his schlong looks like an anteater, if you care about him, shut your eyes and pretend it’s a popsicle. Finally, don’t forget to breathe if you’re going all out. – Lovely Rita ♦♦♦

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Fornication fail

Social media validates shock on campus When I think about Quinnipiac, a lot comes students ever listen to the fusion of alternative to mind. Most of these thoughts are positive, and independent rock music most coveted by our peers who run WQAQ. Our radio station boasts especially when I think back to moments a lot of talent, with students who possess a from my freshman year in Commons or broad range of musical knowledge. There Sleeping Giant’s abnormally beautiful are also very few creativity-based orgafall foliage. I think of hockey, health nizations to compliment clubs such as science majors running rampant, QUOTE and events such as “I Heart crazy journalism professors, and au Art” and open microphone readings. bon pain soup in the cafeteria. I do The artwork being featured on the not think of art. And just typing walk towards CAS isn’t necessarily those six small words makes me an eyesore or a disreputable piece of cringe. artwork—it just doesn’t mesh. The After seeing the newly$75,000 statue was donated by the erected statue in Pine Grove last Sarah Rosenberg Arts & Life Editor Lender family, who has been a constant week, and recovering from my ini- Associate @rosen_tosen supporter of the Quinnipiac community tial shock and confusion, all I could say to myself was, “This is not Quinnipiac.” The for years. But, I would have much rather seen statue, aptly titled “Facing Couple,” is a bronze that money go towards more art classes, supmetal creation by Itzik Benshalom that reeks of plies, music teachers, club funds, and student art modernism and the recreation of human expres- projects. Wouldn’t you like to see more student sion. The artist himself claims to use his art as artwork displayed in other areas besides one a way to express and understand human emo- hallway in Tator? The only positive I can see in this statue (betion. That’s all well and good; however, I don’t see the same message in the flamboyant Bobcat sides, perhaps, its unintentional testament to resculptures that are peppered around our numer- leasing inhibitions or fornicating in a forest) is its grounding of hope in the future of the arts. ous campuses. Quinnipiac University is not an art-oriented There may just be a number of art professors and college. As a student who identifies more with students who feel that the precariously placed the arts, I hate admitting to such a statement. But, statue is the school’s way of finally recognizing I can’t help to think that it is undeniably true. the arts as an important addition to any person’s When telling people I attend Quinnipiac they education and repertoire of intelligence. It may automatically assume that I am studying Physi- be a physical encouragement for more students cal Therapy, simply because that is our school’s to embrace the arts, rather than push them to the most renowned subject to study, according to side. If anything, the statue has become the talk some people. In reality, I study Charles Dickens and media audiences. I take art history electives of the campus. We’ve all seen the phone snapand write for the school newspaper. I am a stu- shots on Facebook, with the captions verbally dent who represents our school’s liberal arts and acknowledging just how thrown off every single communications schools, but a piece of obscure student probably is at the sight of this piece of art. We all know it has some sexual undertones— art is not going to get my story heard. Prospective students interested in the fine arts those aren’t two giant high heels elevated above should steer clear of the Bobcats. ‘Fine Arts,’ as the ground. So, since the statue is undoubtedly well as ‘Music,’ is only offered as a minor, and out of place, students have the right to question even so, the few art and music classes offered its role on our campus. For now, we’re all a bit have limited spaces available. Similarly, a num- preoccupied with the hook-up going on in the ber of these classes don’t have much depth— woods. But, my hope is that students will soon Quinnipiac’s understanding of music seems lim- start to question how the arts are portrayed here ited to symphonies and jazz. I often wonder if on campus on a daily basis.

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Facebook comments The Chronicle Facebook page posted a photograph of the statue and asked, “What does the new statue in Pine Grove look like to you?” These are some of the unedited responses.

“I mean, there’s nothing that embodies QU more than a statue of two faceless people doing it. So, bravo!” ... “Riding the Bobcat will soon be replaced by riding the - uh - people riding each other.” – Andrew Vazzano

“It emboddies the cardinal principles of QU: Doing the Hippity Dippity after a night out at Toads.” – Mike Geronimo

“A waste of money.” – Kali Ryan

“Looks like a fun position.” – Michael Amore

DEAR LOVELY RITA: I heard somewhere that some guys get really turned on by women’s feet. Is that true? – Wondering DEAR WONDERING: Yep, and not just guys - women can have foot fetishes too. There’s no rhyme or reason why some people have fetishes for feet, or hands or human corpses (called necrophilia, according to MerriamWebster). If your guy gets charged whenever you get a pedicure, bask in it. Ask for a foot massage - you’ll get to relax while he gets off, and you don’t have to lift a finger, literally. – Lovely Rita ♦♦♦ Disclaimer: The Sex on Fire advice column is kept anonymous to avoid violating the privacy of the author.

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October 19, 2011

Arts & Life @QUChronicle

This is me “This is Me” is a weekly feature celebrating individuality at QU.

Holocaust survivor

By meghan parmentier Senior Managing Editor

This is Mira’s story.

From the time Mira Binford was 1 year old, she and her Jewish family were forced to flee bombs and the first attacks German troops made on Poland. “I don’t remember that, but it’s hard not to imagine it didn’t have an impact,” Binford said. What she does remember is feeling at a very early age that everyone around her was out to kill her. “A child is capable of so much more than we realize,” Binford said being responsible enough for self control, having to eliminate any suspicion, and having to be alert of any possible danger. Binford, professor emerita of Holocaust history at Quinnipiac, has proved to be capable of han-

so that she didn’t appear to be Jewish. When there was no longer any money to buy bleach for her hair, she was forced to remain indoors so no one would see her. While in hiding, Binford’s foster father was cruel and abusive. He taught her how to read and write in German along with basic math skills, but also terrorized and whipped her. “I thought of him as my own personal Nazi. He wasn’t a Nazi, he was an anti-Nazi, but he was really abusive in a terrifying way because I was totally dependent on him,” Binford said. Still, she considers herself lucky. “My personal experience was not the worst,” Binford said. “I was phenomenally lucky that both my parents survived. That’s so

“I guess I’m a little bit of a contrarian and if everybody says ‘How can you?,’ I think about, ‘Well, why not?’”

– mira reym binford

dling almost anything, as she has lived her life in the rarest of statistics. Of the thousands of Jewish children from her hometown of Bendzin, Poland, she was one of only a dozen who survived the Holocaust. As a 5-year-old Jew in Poland, she and her parents hid for about a week in an underground bunker. They were forced out because of dehydration after Binford was forced to drink her own urine to survive. They were arrested during the final attempt to “cleanse” Poland of Jewish people, and spent weeks in a local forced labor camp. Her parents were put to work sorting clothes and possessions of Jewish people who had already been sent to Auschwitz. Binford spent her time hiding in a small bunker under a horse stable until her parents arranged for her to escape over the security fence on a fateful, sunny Sunday. She was sent to live with the Dyrda family, whom were Catholic. Her parents were deported to Auschwitz shortly after. While living with the Dyrda family, her hair was dyed blond and she was given a cross to wear

rare.” Binford’s other family members were not as lucky. Thirty-four of Binford’s immediate family members died in the Holocaust. She remembers them with drawings from her mother, a self-taught artist who is still alive today. These drawings hang on the wall in Binford’s home in Hamden. After the war ended, she lived with her parents and attended school in Germany for four years waiting for their US immigration quota. She remembers the time and environment as “not friendly.” “There were so many ruins, your eye was accustomed to bombed out buildings, in Poland also,” Binford said. “It’s a familiar image.” They received food, housing, and support from UN agencies and Jewish-American agencies. Then, she and her families were known as displaced persons, or DPs. The “survivor” label would be applied later. Binford was a little older than 11 when she came to America in 1949, and lived on the edge of the Spanish Harlem in Manhattan with her family. She remembered starting seventh grade, without any knowledge of English, in her first

American school in that area to be “a culture shock of major proportions.” “In the early years, after we came here, there was no psychological support or understanding for most survivors, neither from our community nor from the larger American [society],” Binford said. “So nobody in school would ever think of saying, ‘How are you adjusting?’ “In our point of view now, it’s hard to fathom how people could take survivors and just say, ‘Oh, you’ll be okay.’ And that’s what we heard. ‘You’ll do fine.’ And I did fine. But never dealt with any of it.” Binford successfully went on to study literature in college. After graduation, she was awarded a scholarship from the Fullbright Program, the first awarded to a student at her university, to spend a year conducting independent research in a foreign country. She chose Germany. Most survivors, she remembers, were scared of Europe; and people, especially Jews, were shocked she wanted to return to Germany as a student. “I was intrigued, it was exactly 10 years since we had left and it was an interesting experience to see how people had changed, how the country had changed,” Binford said. The Associated Press wrote a story about how the “Anne Frank who survived” was going back, and other news outlets picked it up, equally fascinated by her strong will. “Germans would comment to me about my perfect German accent, because most Americans don’t speak very accent-free, and I would say, ‘It’s thanks to Hitler.’ And then it would be up to them to ask or not ask how come,” Binford said. “Young people would say, ‘Well Hitler made some mistakes, but he did a lot of good for us.’ Which is true, he got them working, he got people jobs, he rearmed and that brought a lot of economic activity, and people were better off. But for them to be able to say to someone who had been marked for extermination, ‘he made a few mistakes,’ it was interesting.” Binford also had been saving money while she was in college and working as a legal secretary part-time, and saved enough mon-

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Mira and her mother, taken in Bendzin, Poland taken in 1941 for Mira’s third birthday. The photo was the only possession that somehow survived with Dora, her mother, during her two winters in Auschwitz.

NAME: Mira Reym Binford Born: 1938 HOMETOWN: Bendzin, Poland Teaches: “The Holocaust: Now” (HS/MSS307) ey to ship a new Beetle over to the US from Germany. It cost $1,400. “I guess I’m a little bit of a contrarian and if everybody says ‘How can you?,’ I think about, ‘Well, why not?’” Binford said. It was during her year in Germany where she first saw films other than Hollywood films. This

began her fascination with documentaries. She has since made several documentaries, mostly in South Asia, while she lived in India and Bangladesh for nearly nine years as an adult. Her work is still in use, and is distributed by the University of Wisconsin, where she received her doctorate.

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MIRA REYM BINFORD 1938: Born in Bendzin, Poland

Sept. 1, 1939: Germany invades Poland, marks beginning of WWII

“Diamonds in the Snow” was her 10th and final documentary. It grew out of her experiences as one of the “hidden children,” stowed away from the Nazis by strangers. The film tracks Binford’s story as well as Ada Raviv and Shulamit Levin. Through interviews and photographs, the documentary tells the survivor stories of three of the few children who were able to escape. The film, available in English as well as German and Spanish, has been shown throughout the country and has won many awards, including first prize in the National

1949: Rembiszewski family emigrates to America and shortens names to Reym

Jewish Video Competition and the CINE Golden Eagle Award. When Quinnipiac hosted the world premiere in 1994, more than 600 people were in attendance, according to Binford. Her parents were two of those audience members, and they received a standing ovation from the audience. A day later “Diamonds in the Snow” broadcast on German television. “I felt when I finished it that it would be okay to die now,” Binford remembered. “I didn’t want to die, and I still don’t, but I had done something that I felt was worthwhile, that I feel good about hav-

1959: Binford returns to Germany on a Fullbright scholarship to study

ing done. “It brought me a lot of awards, other than award … contact with people, people I met whom I interviewed, the kind of richness that any opening out to the world can bring you.” As a self-described “wanderer” and “bit of a gypsy,” she undoubtedly has lived her life in contrary to the hiding and confinement she was subjected to for so long. Throughout her life, she has lived or worked in Poland, Germany, America, Israel, Mexico, France, India and Bangladesh. She has studied, can understand or is fluent

1960: Visits Poland for the first time since childhood

1983: Begins teaching at Quinnipiac

in English, Spanish, German, Polish, Russian, French, Italian and three Indian languages. Today, Binford perseveres despite an additional struggle. She was diagnosed with a rare incurable neuromuscular disorder, primary lateral sclerosis, which today affects only one in 10 million people. The disorder is related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, but PLS is not fatal. It requires her to use a walker, but has not slowed her down. She refers to her walker as her “chariot” and remains an active voice for her causes through

1994: Quinnipiac’s world premiere of “Diamonds in the Snow”

email. “I like to say that making the film helped me to learn that you don’t have to be good, to do good, that ordinary people can find in themselves the wherewithal, the resources to do amazing things,” Binford said. “For a catastrophist like me, who always expects that the sky might fall, a realization that you can do good at any time without having to be some extraordinary person and sacrifice everything, is one of the hopeful lessons that I can point to because it made my life possible.”

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A record crowd of more than 3,000 people attended Midnight Madness Friday night at TD Bank Sports Center.

Record crowd attends ‘feel-good’ event By cassie comeau Staff Writer

As women’s basketball player Jaclyn Oskam sunk shot after shot, going 7-for-7 and eventually winning the 3-point competition, the noise level inside the TD Bank Sports Center Friday night increased. After donning a Buzz Lightyear backpack during the slam dunk contest, men’s basketball’s Kevin Tarca elicited cheers from the gold-clad crowd. Quinnipiac celebrated its 16th annual Midnight Madness honoring its fall athletic teams and celebrating the opening of the basketball season. “The atmosphere was crazy,” freshman basketball player Terrence Bobb-Jones said. “Since I’m a freshman, it’s my first time actually being in the gym for a game-like attitude. It was crazy. The fans were crazy.” When the time arrived for the

basketball team to be introduced, the arena went dark as strobe lights were turned on. As the individual players’ names were announced, they ran onto the floor and took their place at half-court. The women’s team came out, followed by the men. Both teams showed off their skills as they did layups and competitions: 3-point shots for the women and slam dunks for the men, which Nate Gause wound up winning. “This is a highlight for the girls,” women’s basketball head coach Tricia Fabbri said. “We’ve been talking about how they’re going to come out and the excitement we have going into the season just sets the tone. Every year we’re here to play for a championship and this starts this event. This gives us the energy and the motivation.” Holding Midnight Madness during Parents’ Weekend gives families

a chance to experience Quinnipiac athletics and the school spirit that accompanies it, according to Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald. More than 3,000 people filled the stands, while 300 students performed and 450 athletes were introduced. “It brings all of us together,” Bobb-Jones said. “Everybody gets to know each other. It makes the kids, the fan base, come out strong. Now that they see us, they know who we are and they can come greet us and everything, so that will bring us closer together.” After 10 weeks of planning and preparing, McDonald and his committee were able to pull off the best Midnight Madness to date, according to McDonald and men’s basketball head coach Tom Moore. With some new traditions, such as the

women’s basketball competitions, Billy Mecca’s dance and the spirit group parade, Midnight Madness was a success. “I love to see when the athletic department and the alumni department work together on a project,” Moore said. “You can see how good a job they do when they put their talents together to put together a weekend like this.” Along with the basketball competitions, Quinnipiac spirit groups, such as Kickline, Ballroom Dancing, Step to Perfection, Sideline Cheerleading, Dance Co. and Dance Fusion performed on the court for the audience. Men’s basketball has its season opener Nov. 11 at the Connecticut 6 Classic at Mohegan Sun, while the women’s basketball team opens at home Nov. 11.

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iPhone 4S gets ‘Siri-ous’ By ERICA SICILIANO Staff Writer

“You don’t even know me,” Siri responds when you say I love you. Apple released its newest iPhone upgrade, the iPhone 4S, which comes with a revamped voice recognition feature called Siri, which kept eager Apple users awake at 3 a.m. Oct. 7 waiting to preorder it. Although many iPhone users were expecting Apple to release the iPhone 5, the 4S offers many new features for consumers to love. According to Apple, more than four million 4S cell phones were sold this past weekend. Apple representatives also said that during the first preorder day, one million iPhone 4S’s were sold. One highly-publicized feature, Siri, makes the 4S a female personal assistant for users. By holding down the home key and speaking into the phone, consumers can give their phones directions by using voice commands. Siri even looks out for her owner’s well-being. In addition to reading text messages aloud, she can send dictated text messages to make texting while driving a non-

issue for iPhone 4S owners. Junior Megan O’Neill, who switched from a Blackberry Curve 8530 to the iPhone 4S, is enjoying the Siri application. “Siri is really cool. You can ask her anything and she’ll find it for you,” O’Neill said. “Yesterday my roommates and I were asking random funny questions, like ‘where should I hide a dead body’ and Siri answered with the closest reservoir. It’s really cool.” Last Friday, senior Iggy Armenia stood in line with about 20 other people at an AT&T store in Clinton at 7 a.m. to buy the iPhone 4S. He upgraded from the iPhone 3GS. “My favorite part of the new phone is definitely Siri, all the stuff it can do is amazing,” Armenia said. “I also really like the new A5 processor, it makes the phone so much faster than my old phone.” With its new Dual-Core 5A chip, the 4S is faster and more efficient than previous iPhones. The chip features a longer battery life and more megapixels for shooting higher quality pictures and videos all in high definition. “The iPhone is just faster,” O’Neill said. “Sometimes my

Blackberry would take forever to load the Internet or just freeze because I tried to do too much at once. With the iPhone, I don’t have to wait for my things to upload. It just makes me less frustrated with my phone.” Other iPhone users can now download iOS5, a free software upgrade that comes pre-installed on the 4S. Senior Jessica Prior had a bad experience downloading the iOS5 software to her iPhone 4. The software took 7 hours to download, and during that time her phone was reset, and she lost all contacts, text messages and pictures. She was late for her 8 a.m. class the next morning, because the download erased her programmed alarms. “At first I was really disappointed because I lost everything and it made me really frantic,” Prior said. “I went to the Apple store and they helped me get my contacts and apps back. Now I love the new software. After the initial shock that everything was gone, it was fine.” According to Apple’s website, the cost of the 4S ranges from $199 to $399 depending on features and cell phone service providers.

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Siri is a new feature on the iPhone 4S that responds to the user’s voice.

While some speculate Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs’s recent death may have increased the hype surrounding the 4S, others think the cell phone would have been successful regardless. “I don’t think [Jobs’s death] had a major effect,” Armenia said. “If anything, some people may go out and buy the 4S because it was the last project that was lead by

Jobs himself.” The new software offers iMessage, which is similar to Blackberry Messenger. In addition to sending text messages, iMessage allows all Apple products to connect and have their own messaging system. For example, someone who has an iPhone can iMessage an iPad user instantly, allowing for easier communication.


Hunter Hayes Hops on Country Bandwagon

By SHANNON CORCORRAN Contributing Writer

Fresh off a touring stint with mega superstar Taylor Swift, country newbie Hunter Hayes proves to be pure talent in his self-titled debut album. With a voice that may remind country fans of Rascal Flatts’ Gary Levox, Hayes has a strong sound with songs that will soon have teenage girls dreaming about country music’s newest heartthrob. Many music lovers know that an album’s success usually depends on its lead single. Hayes couldn’t have picked a better song off the album to make a name for himself. Released this past summer, “Storm Warning” is a combination of catchy lyrics and a fresh, feel good beat. With a

fun music video, the single found itself clamoring for attention within country music nation. Hayes then embarked on the fast track to stardom as he began touring with Swift. Throughout the album, Hayes shows off his amazing song writing skills. “Wanted” is the epitome of great song writing. A ballad with its fair share of high points, the track likely has girls all over the country wishing that they can date him, or a guy

that are sure to only become the aspiring star’s trademark in coming months. While many girls love to hear songs that have guys singing about love, songs with a message more than “you’re beautiful,” tend to make a bigger impact on the heart. “Faith to Fall Back On” is a perfect example of this. The lyrics explain how important it is to have “a little faith to fall back on when everything seems like its crashing down.” This song found

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Listen to: “Wanted”, “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” Avoid: “All You Ever” as close as you can get to him. With a lyrical content that’s as close as you can get to a male version of Taylor Swift, “Wanted” has a ton of heart filled; blush inducing moments

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As mid-October arrives, it’s officially that time of year again – time for Halloween. While creative costumes and festive decorations are important, there is no better indicator of the haunting season than ABC Family’s annual “13 Nights of Halloween” TV event. Beginning tonight, ABC Family kicks off its 13th consecutive televised event at 8 p.m., with a Halloween-themed “Pretty Little Liars” episode. Other haunted inspired flicks include “The Addams Family,” “The Goonies,” “The Sixth Sense,” “The Haunted Mansion” and “Beetlejuice.” Of course, “Hocus Pocus,” the mother of all Halloween films, is also in the line-up. As three witches brought back from the dead, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy’s antics are sure to bring laughs. For those who enjoy feeling scared, ABC Family will also air episodes from reality TV series such as “Scariest Places on Earth” and “Legendary Haunts.” While it’s possible to grow out of trick-or-treating, the childhood love for these classic Halloween films never disappears. So for the next two weeks, sit back, sip on a pumpkin spice latte and enjoy ABC Family’s “13 Nights of Halloween.” – N.F.

Kim Kardashian’s wedding to Kris Humphries has been as overhyped as the royal wedding. While countless magazine and TV interviews have painted them as the perfect couple, reality TV has done just the opposite. If you found yourself wondering who Mr. Humphries was when he first stepped onto the scene as Kim’s new love interest, you weren’t the only one. Humphries played for the New Jersey Nets, but recently became an “unrestricted free agent.” As his basketball ties loosened, the lock and chain Kardashian placed on him was tighter than ever. Whenever the two were photographed together, Humphries was always tailing behind his girlfriend like a puppy dog. Not only is the NBA player needy, but he’s also rude, as seen in this season’s “Keeping up with the Kardashians” episodes. Prior to the wedding, Khloe labeled Humphries as an “opportunist.” No one had heard of Humphries before he was attached to the Kardashian name. Kim makes millions of dollars each year, and sitting on bench doesn’t bring Humphries up to the same standard. Sorry Kim, but this marriage seems short-lived. Hopefully you made him sign a pre-nup. – E.W.

Music is experiencing a European invasion, and I don’t hate it. For all of you who have been listening to Pandora on your computers and smart phones over the past few years, it’s time to take a step further and start embracing Sweden’s Spotify. Spotify’s application requires users to sign up via e-mail; once you receive an invite, Spotify on your computer becomes free and 13 million MP3’s are yours to browse through and create personal playlists with. Like Pandora, you have to sit through advertisements and rely on Internet connection to enjoy your music. If you want to shell out some extra cash, though, you can get Spotify on your phone and computer with unlimited music, sans commercial messages about deodorant. Many people may be apprehensive to abandon Pandora, which has truly proved to be an innovative tool that combines music with mobility, the World Wide Web, and economic appeal. Everyone loves free radio tailored to personal music tastes, but Spotify takes it to the next level. Whereas Pandora will introduce you to new artists and songs that you may like, Spotify allows you to hone into what you’re already a fan of. In one playlist I can listen to my favorite Nirvana tracks, or a new song I’ve just heard on the radio. After listening to an Amy Winehouse song in class the other day, I immediately downloaded it to Spotify, as well as number of famous songs from the late singer’s discography. Most importantly, Spotify throws social networking into the mix that Pandora initially created. Social networking should immediately render at least two things in your mind when you hear the term: Facebook and Twitter. While it isn’t necessary to tell the world what you’re listening to (although, you shouldn’t be ashamed, as we all have Destiny’s Child hits floating on our iPod somewhere), you can do just that through your social networking accounts. Every time you log onto your Facebook, whatever is playing on Spotify at the moment will appear on the news feed. Some people may get annoyed by this at times, but it may just end up being a great conversation starter some day. You could be walking down the hall when all of a sudden a Facebook friend stops you just to say, “Hey, I noticed on your Facebook that you listen to Jeff Buckley, too! I thought I was the only one.” Then and there you’ve met your new study partner, or future loved one. Who knows, Spotify could become the new Just kidding. Pretentious or not, my love for Spotify has become instant. Sure, it has some kinks to work out on the phone application, and I wish it was timelier in getting new singles from today’s artists, but I am more than satisfied. My roommates and I have already made the most killer ‘90’s playlist, that any nineties child would be seriously jealous of.


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QU’s all-time leading rebounder playing professionally in Uruguay By Matt Eisenberg Associate Sports Editor

Former Quinnipiac basketball star Justin Rutty wanted to play professionally after graduation. Now he’ll get his chance. Rutty, the Northeast Conference’s all-time leader in rebounds with 1,032, signed with Aguada, a professional basketball team in Uruguay, according to Hinchada Aguatera. “I am extremely proud of Justin Rutty, and very excited for him and his family, as he begins his career in professional basketball,” Quinnipiac men’s basketball head coach Tom Moore said. “It has been a long, emotional process since the end of our season as he has worked very hard searching for the right professional opportunity.” In his debut, Rutty scored 10 points and brought down six rebounds. Rutty played 17 minutes off the bench in Aguada’s 68-64 victory against Welcome Wednesday night. He was 3-for-6 from the field and nailed all four of his free throws. Rutty was named the NEC Player of the Year in 2010 when he aver-

aged 15.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game, which ranked first in the country. Rutty helped the Bobcats become as one of the country’s leading rebounding teams in the country, as Quinnipiac was first in the country in total rebounds and offensive rebounds and fourth in the nation in rebound margin. He ranked fourth with four offensive rebounds per game last season. “He impacted our program so profoundly as a terrific player, incredibly diligent student, and valued member of the Quinnipiac community,” Moore said. “We have been in constant communication over the last few weeks and he leaves for Uruguay in great physical condition and excited to begin this chapter of his life.” Another Uruguayan publication reported that the 6-foot-7 Rutty will replace Phillip Michael Jones, a 6-foot-10 forward who averaged 6.3 points and 9.3 points per game in three games this season. Marcelo Capalbo, who played on Uruguay’s 1991 and 1995 PanAmerican teams, coaches the team that is based out of Montevideo, the country’s capital.


Former Quinnipiac basketball star Justin Rutty goes in for a layup against Mount Saint Mary’s in a regular season game last year. Rutty now plays for Aguada in Uruguay.

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be able to put some points up and be successful.” After he graduated, Cashman’s dream of playing in the NHL took him all across the country. Cashman played for the Toronto Marlies, Columbia Inferno, Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins, Wheeling Nailers, Cincinnati Cyclones, and Milwaukee Admirals. He also traveled around the world playing hockey. His skills took to him Austria, where he played a year with the EHC Black Wings Linz. But playing in Europe was quite a change, both on and off the ice. “The ice is much bigger over in Europe,” Cashman said. “It’s more of a skating game, more of a skill game. There’s less hitting. It’s more of a puck possession game. “Culturally was a pretty big difference too. Austria’s national language is German. Learning German and living in a different culture was an experience.” But Cashman’s return to Hamden almost didn’t happen. The Bobcats decided to hire Brian Renfrew, who later backed out of the job to go to Nebraska-Omaha. Even after Renfrew backed out, it was a close call getting Cashman back to Quinnipiac. “The day I got my official contract to sign with in Germany was the day he called,” Cashman said. “It was on a Wednesday. I was supposed to be on a plane on Friday. If he had waited two days to offer me the job I wouldn’t have been able to

take it because I would have been overseas.” Coaching has been something that has always been in the back of his mind, Cashman said, especially if it meant coming back to Quinnipiac. “I was basically looking for a second career after playing,” Cashman said. “I had every intention of playing more and playing longer. But when the opportunity arose to come back here, it was just too good to pass up.” Because of that, Cashman has tried to take small tidbits of coaching styles from each of the coaches he has played for, he said. “I’ve played for a lot of great coaches,” Cashman said. “I’d include Rand in that list. You try and take bits and pieces from each, what you thought worked, what didn’t work.” Included in that list is Dan Bylsma, the current coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Cashman played for Bylsma at WilkesBarre/Scranton during the 20082009 season. It was the same season that Bylsma was called up to coach the Penguins, who went on to win the Stanley Cup that year. “He was pretty good at what he did,” Cashman said. “He got the most out of his players. He’s able to motivate guys and keep guys on the same page.” According to Cashman, the thing that made Bylsma so great was his ability to communicate with the player, something that Cashman aims to do as well.

“I took a lot from what he did,” Cashman said. “But it’s also different when you’re dealing with 18 to 22-year-olds. He’s dealing with grown men. He’s dealing with 35-year-olds with families. It’s certainly not the same locker room, college to pro, but there’s a lot things he did that I hope I can be as successful.” In his first couple weeks as an assistant coach for the Bobcats, Cashman has been trying to take those things he learned from his coaches and fold them into his own coaching style. Being younger than the rest of the Bobcats’ coaching staff can work to Cashman’s advantage. “It was only five years ago that I was playing for Rand,” Cashman said. “I know what it’s like to be in that locker room. I know the systems pretty well. I just think it’s easy for them to relate to me. It was only five years ago I was in college and went through the things off the ice too. “I can see the plays through their eyes, as it was only last season I was making the same plays. I’ll be able to understand why they make a play and not make a play. It doesn’t make anybody happier when we turn the puck over at the blue line or make a bad pass. But I can see in their heads what they saw.” Making these connections with the players has worked well for Cashman this season. He has helped coach the Bobcats to a 4-1 record entering Tuesday night’s game against Bentley.

By Jacob Nadeau Contributing Writer

The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team completed a weekend sweep against Canisius as Spencer Heichman scored two goals in a 4-0 victory Sunday. Coming off his hat trick performance Saturday, forward Jeremy Langlois added to his goal tally for the weekend by putting the Bobcats (4-1) on the board early, scoring from directly in front of the net on a Quinnipiac power play with 4:52 left in the first period. The goal was assisted by forward Scott Zurevinski. “I think tonight, like most nights, is to score that first goal right away and it gives you a lot of confidence,” Quinnipiac head coach Rand Pecknold said. The Bobcats dominated the second period offensively, outshooting Canisius 21-4.

“Everyone’s giving it their all and the scoring is coming from pretty much everywhere.”

-Jeremy Langlois Forward, men’s ice hockey

They scored again early when Zurevinski and Langlois found Heichman, a right wing, who snuck one by Canisius (0-2) goalie Tony Capobianco from the bottom of the right face-off circle, giving him his first goal on the year.

“I think it was a good team effort,” Zurevinski said. “We’re doing a lot of good things, mainly just the little things. We’re working hard, the team’s in great shape and we’re getting a lot of shots and creating traffic.” Quinnipiac sealed its win with a pair of goals in the third period. The first came 14 minutes into the third period when Mike Dalhuisen connected with Heichman on a breakaway for his second goal on the day. The second goal of the period was scored almost immediately afterward by left winger Ben Arnt who poked one in front in front of the net. The goal was assisted by John Dunbar and Loren Barron. “I think we’re clicking on all cyclinders right now,” Langlois said. “Everyone’s giving it their all and the scoring is coming from pretty much everywhere.” Dan Clarke recorded his fifth career shutout victory, and first of the season, making 14 saves in the game. Clarke also received assistance from his defense as they blocked 16 shots in addition to the 14 shots the Golden Griffins put on target. On the other side of the ice, Capobianco stopped 40 of the 44 shots on target. The Bobcats also found success with the penalty kill, holding Canisius scoreless on four power plays. “I thought we did a lot of things right today. I thought we competed for a full 60 minutes,” Pecknold said.

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MEN’S SOCCER Fairleigh Dickinson 2, QU 1 – Sunday Philip Suprise: 1 goal Borja Angoitia: 4 saves FIELD HOCKEY Rider 5, QU 1 – Sunday Kim Cuniff: 1 goal VOLLEYBALL Robert Morris 3, QU 1 – Sunday Brittanie Robinson: 11 kills Kayla Lawler: 32 assists MEN’S ICE HOCKEY QU 4, Canisius 0 – Sunday Spencer Heichman: 2 goals Dan Clarke: 14 saves WOMEN’S SOCCER Wagner 1, QU 0 – Sunday Jill Kelley: 2 saves Long Island 1, QU 0 – Tuesday Kelley: 8 saves

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was recruiting a new brand of the sport and I like to be there when things are at the beginning. I think that’s exciting and we’re doing that here now at Quinnipiac.” After taking an official visit to Eastern Illinois and speaking with both Graziano and the tennis coach, Carlson transferred. She played both tennis and rugby for the Panthers before she decided

“There are so many combined talents in rugby that you’re able to combine and put it together.” — Becky Carlson Head rugby coach to commit to rugby for her final year of athletic eligibility. Carlson scheduled four hours of practice each day – two for rugby and two for tennis. “It was an experience that not many people could say they did,” said Carlson, acknowledging the exhausting days. “I look back at it now and I wouldn’t take anything away from it. It was great.” Carlson worked as an assistant women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse coach in 2004 before she returned to her alma mater to work alongside Graziano. “When she was my assistant that’s when she really started to get involved in the game,” Graziano said. “I think she just has a natural instinct for sports, especially field-type sports in general, so rugby became a very natural sport for her to pick it up and she’s caught on ever since. She just soaks it up like a sponge.” Carlson left the program in 2006 for a job at USA Rugby, where she was the emerging sports program manager. That job allowed her to try to develop women’s rugby programs for more than

30 colleges. She correctly believed she could do more by being in charge of promoting women’s rugby a for USA Rugby than she could by being an assistant coach at Eastern Illinois. Carlson, Kristin Richeimer and Amy Rusert founded, a non-profit organization that caters to high schools and colleges to create proposals to take a look at women’s rugby as a varsity sport, according to Carlson. “It takes time for schools once they become interested,” Carlson said of getting more high schools and colleges to establish their own women’s rugby programs. “It’s going fairly well.” While there is a lack of high school rugby teams in the country, Carlson said a lot of recruiting is based on finding well-rounded athletes. “There are so many combined talents in rugby that you’re able to combine and put it together,” Carlson said. “This sport is able to welcome with open arms those crossover athletes that have the ability to channel all of their talents in each sport where they may not be the best at it … I do look to soccer, basketball and track athletes who have that combined skill and I want to recruit those kids.” Carlson used to play tennis, baseball, soccer, track, strength and conditioning in high school, and took up rugby because she “missed that aspect of having that combined opportunity in all those sports. “The majority of the rugby community is made up of crossover athletes who are finding the sport, which is nice. It would be nice to get it younger and get it in their hands, but that’s where all the interscholastic and intercollegiate stuff comes in.” Graziano and Carlson play each other three times this year, what Carlson calls the “Two-Cat Series” since they are the Panthers and the Bobcats. But at the end of the day, the two head coaches are friends and pioneers. “While the game has sort of developed a bit into a rivalry to some extent, we’re still partners,” Graziano said. “We’re the ones who are developing the sport and sort of creating the future for all of this.”

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Women’s soccer head coach Dave Clarke walks off the field after losing to Wagner 1-0

Loss angers Clarke SOCCER from Page 16 but the Bobcats could not capitalize. Beck Kiting took a corner kick with 41 seconds to go, but the ball was kicked out of the box by a Seahawk defender. After Wagner had seven corner kicks in the first half, the Bobcats controlled the pace of the second half by not allowing them a corner kick and just allowing one shot on net. Clarke said the wind was a factor from the coin toss. “If we won the toss in the first half we would’ve dominated like this,” he said. “You’re just hoping you can get a little bit of luck. We haven’t had a lot of luck in any of these games.” After a 1-0 loss to Long Island on Tuesday, the Bobcats play at Monmouth Friday at 4 p.m. and at Mount Saint Mary’s Sunday at noon.

October 19, 2011

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Facing off



Clockwise from top left: Scott Zurevinksi prepares for a faceoff in Saturday’s game against Canisius. Yuri Bouharevich skates after an opponent down ice in Saturday’s 7-1 victory. Zurevinski and Mike Glaicar celebrate after the Bobcats score one of their seven goals in Saturday’s game.

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Jeremy Langlois


Langlois had four goals on the weekend, including a hat trick in the team’s 7-1 win over Canisius. The Bobcats will travel to Robert Morris on Friday at 7:05 p.m.

Philip suprise has a teamleading 12 points on the season. The men’s ice hockey team’s 7-1 win is its highest scoring game of the season.

Men’s ice hockey Forward

Junior Tempe, Ariz.

Brittanie Robinson Volleyball Outside hitter

Freshman Fresno, Calif.

Robinson had a weekend total of 19 kills against Robert Morris and Saint Francis (Pa.), including a season-high 11 kills in Sunday’s matchup. The team’s next game is a conference matchup against Long Island Saturday.


players had two hits each in the first fall baseball game of the city series against new haven.


langlois has a team leading six goals and nine points on the season for men’s ice hockey.


kim cunniff and jess rusin combine for 20 of the field hockey team’s 39 goals on the season. Charlotte Greene/Chronicle

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“You’re just hoping you can get a little bit of luck. We haven’t had a lot of luck in any of these games.”

— Dave Clarke Women’s soccer coach

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Cash at the bank Former Bobcat great returns as assistant coach By Tim o’donnell Web Editor

His 148 career points ranks eighth in Quinnipiac’s ice hockey history and are the most recorded by any Quinnipiac defenseman. His 125 assists ranks number one in the Bobcats’ record book. He is Quinnipiac’s only athlete to be named an All-American, and that happened three times. After five years of playing professional hockey, Reid Cashman is back at Quinnipiac. On Aug. 19, Quinnipiac’s athletic department announced that Cashman was hired as the new assistant coach, replacing Ben Syer, who left to become an assitant coach at Cornell. “It’s exciting. It’s feeling like a second home,” Cashman said. “This is where I graduated, I met my fiancee here, so she’s excited to be back. It really has a feeling of coming back home.” While Cashman, 28, may have been gone for five years, his success at Quinnipiac still resonates. There is a framed Cashman jersey hanging in head coach Rand Pecknold’s office. Another one hangs in the Bobcats’ locker room. His name also hangs above the ice on the new 100 career points banner at TD Bank Sports Center. “It’s a huge honor to be recognized around this building for what I did here in the four years I did it,” Cashman said. “I was fortunate to See cashman Page 13

By Matt eisenberg Associate Sports Editor

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Former Quinnipiac hockey player Reid Cashman is back as an assistant coach for the Bobcats. Cashman last played for the Bobcats in 2007. The former Hobey Baker Award finalist holds the program record for all-time assists and is the only Quinnipiac hockey player to be named as an All-American.

Rivals on the field, teammates off By Matt eisenberg Associate Sports Editor

Quinnipiac head coach Becky Carlson and Eastern Illinois head coach Frank Graziano were rivals on Alumni Field Saturday afternoon, as they squared off in the second-ever Division I women’s rugby matchup. Off the field, the two are teammates. Carlson and Graziano are best friends and have been working together to make women’s rugby a more prominent NCAA sport. “We’re hoping that the product we have going out on the field with the two teams is something that we can market to other universities,” said Carlson, who played under Graziano for four years and coached with him for three. Carlson and Graziano speak almost daily. They talk about almost everything, but a lot of the time they talk about their rugby programs and how the sport can benefit. “I think we make a pretty pair about trying to not only make our programs better, but how to move the sport forward,” Graziano said.

Wagner edges women’s soccer, 1-0W Quinnipiac head coach Dave Clarke said a loss last week to defending Northeast Conference champion Saint Francis (Pa.) was excusable. But he was more than upset after Sunday’s game against Wagner. The Bobcats lost to the Seahawks, who finished ninth in the NEC last year (1-0) at Quinnipiac Soccer Field. “They lost to a bad team. You hate to say that, but that’s the reality of it,” Clarke said of his team, which couldn’t put any of its 16 shots past Wagner goalkeeper Kate Marcy. “We’re a better team than them and you can’t lose games like that. At the end of the day, player for player, we shouldn’t be losing to Wagner.” Crystal Burns led the Bobcats (3-7-1, 2-3 NEC) with six shots, four in the second half. Furtuna Velaj, who left the game in the ninth minute with an apparent leg injury but returned in the 61st minute, took three shots in the second half. Eleven of the 16 shots came in the second half. “[You need to] get the ball down and play,” Clarke said. “They did at times. Furtuna’s got to put her chance away when she’s true oneon-one, as should Shauna [Edwards], but they didn’t.” Kaitlyn Llewellyn scored her third goal of the season for the Seahawks (9-5-1, 3-4) when she headed the ball toward Quinnipiac goalkeeper Jill Kelley from a long pass by Amanda Sieferman. The ball went right to Kelley by the right post, but the ball went off her hands and above Kelley’s head for the goal. “They capitalized. Jill made a horrendous mistake and that was it,” Clarke said. “It was one poor play in the game that decides it.” This loss marks the second straight game the Bobcats have been shut out. In their 11 games, they have been shut out five times. Quinnipiac lost its last game, 3-0, to the Red Flash (9-5-1, 5-0-1) last Sunday, a game that Clarke said his team could afford to lose. Five of Quinnipiac’s corner kicks came in the second half, including two in the final five minutes, See SOCCER Page 14


Quinnipiac head coach Becky Carlson shakes hands with her former coach and colleague Frank Graziano. “Obviously we have an enormous responsibility to begin to create the future for this sport.” Before Carlson ever got involved in rugby, she was a multisport athlete in high school and

originally played only tennis at West Virginia. She found out about Eastern Illinois having the inaugural NCAA women’s rugby program from a USA Today article. “I actually called (Graziano)

up and was like, ‘I’m interested so what’s going on?’” Carlson recalled. “I liked the idea of it being a pioneering thing. I liked the idea that he See Carlson Page 14

See photos ofthe Bobcats in action from this past weekend, from women’s rugby to women’s volleyball and men’s ice hockey.