Legends of the Rock
Slippery Rock celebrates homecoming with a fairy-tale-themed parade. Page B-3
Friday, November 1, 2013 • Volume 97, Issue Number 8 • Slippery Rock University's Student Newspaper
INSIDE Clarion University students protest program cuts THIS ISSUE
History Class Roleplaying Game The history department has begun testing a new way of teaching by making history come alive through roleplaying. Page A-2
Horsing Around at Homecoming Increased State Police presence on horses over homecoming weekend resulted in some unwanted deposits on campus. Page B-1
Rock Football Defeats Edinboro The Slippery Rock football team extends their winning streak with a 44-20 win over the Fighting Scots last Saturday. Page C-1
Sex Olympics Educates Students SRU Hope Peer Education Mentors and Adagio Health hosted this year's Halloweenthemed Safer Sex Olympics. Page D-1
All Time Low SRU's University Program Board welcomed All Time Low for this year's fall concert along with opening band, The Big Time. Page D-1
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A protest took place at Clarion University regarding the program cuts being made to the music education program as well as various foreign language programs.
SRU combats 'perfect financial storm'
Third way to prevent retrenchment through the use of transfers By Jonathan Janasik News Editor
Members of Clarion University began protesting the university’s plan to let go of 36 staff members and eliminate the music education and certain foreign language programs this week, just as SRU finished plans for a win-win solution to their budget concerns. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Philip Way explained that there are three options to deal with SRU’s projected deficit of $28,901,329 by the 2015-2016 school year. The first is to cut faculty in order to meet the budget’s targets, but he believes that it would damage the institution as well as peoples’ careers. The second way would be to try to pay the deficit by drawing from unrestricted net assets. The problem with that plan is that the administration is not allowed to draw from reserves at such a great extent, Way said.
Way has been meeting with the SRU chapter of the Association of Pa. State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) on a weekly basis since August to talk about potential solutions to solving the university’s “Perfect Financial Storm.” On Oct 23, a plan for a “third way” was finalized. “The third way would be ‘let’s work together to protect faculty positions, transferring some faculty, and working together to try and increase recruitment, retention, grant money, et. cetera in order to insure that there’s a bigger economic pie in order to cover our cost,’” Way explained. “It’s a winwin situation rather than one side winning and the other side losing.” The idea behind the third way is that the administration and faculty will participate in extra initiatives to bring money to the university, and in exchange, there will be no retrenchment for certain faculty members. “APSCUF has not succeeded
getting administration to retract the retrenchment letter,” SRU APSCUF President Dr. Patrick Burkhart said. “All that letter does is reserve that option for them to use retrenchment. But SRU APSCUF and SRU administration have accepted the third way [understanding]. The [understanding] states that no tenured or tenure-track faculty will be terminated for financial reasons.” Way explained that there was a reason why the letter was not pulled. “In the joint understanding it says that there will be no retrenchment of faculty who are tenured or tenure track. So it effectively negates [the retrenchment letter],” Way said. An alternative to retrenchment that the administration plans to utilize is transferring up to seven faculty members from declining programs to programs that use similar skillsets, explained Way. If the faculty members SEE THIRD, PAGE A-3
Campaign calls for the end of the 'F Word' By Kevin Squires Assistant News Editor
The campaign to stop the F word, hosted by Women’s Studies and RockOUT, took place Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the campus of Slippery Rock University. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators were posted at various locations and collected nearly 2,000 signatures over the two-day span. Kris Hawkins, President of RockOUT and senior psychology major, 21, said, “People see the sign and they say ‘Fuck?’ and I say no, no, you can say that all you want. This is about the word fag and faggot.” “I think a word, when it’s reduced to its letter, that speaks to how much power it has.” Dr. Cindy LaCom, director of the Women’s Studies program, said. Hawkins and LaCom both made reference to the ambiguity in the F word as intentional and an effort to get people initially thinking about their language. “This was sparked as a result of the issues we had at the university village last year and we were trying to come up with a proactive way to get
students involved about the effects of language and more specifically about the word faggot,” Hawkins stated. “We want people to be really aware of the word faggot and all of the negative meaning it has for masculinity and for men in general.” “A lot of people would think that doing something as simple as this isn’t really doing much, but you have to remember that we’re planting the seed.” Hawkins said. “We’re just here to make people think about the words they’re using.” He explained the campaign as an opportunity to make people think. “Now you have to think about ‘Hey maybe I say that sometimes. Maybe that’s not okay. What does that mean when I say that?’ You’re having that internal dialogue with yourself.” Cosponsored by the Department of Counseling and Development, President Cheryl J. Norton, Provost Phillip Way, Women’s Center, the Special Education Department, the Pride Center, the Office of Diversity SEE 'F WORD', PAGE A-2
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ROCK NOTES Small Business Workshop
The SEA is sponsoring a Small Business Workshop Nov. 2 from 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. It will be held at the SEA on 165 Elm Street. The workshop will include business planning, financing options, marketing basics, and legal aspects. Huma Allen of Pittsburgh Score, Ray Miles of Ray Miles Creative, and Dr. Golden from SRU's School of Business will be presenting. Open to the public. Cost is $15 for Students, $35 for the public, and free for veterans.
Academic Records Evening Hours
The Office of Academic Records and Summer School, 107 Old Main, will be open until 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 and Nov. 14. to assist students with registration and dropping and adding classes for the upcoming winter and spring sessions.
Ask the President
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Active roleplaying used in the classroom By Haley Barnes Rocket Contributor
Dr. Bergmann of Slippery Rock’s history department introduced a new style of teaching that involves students using history as a game. Reacting to the Past (PTTP) is a teaching method that consists of games set in the past, in which students are assigned roles based on texts written throughout history. Bergmann said his experience with PTTP began in the spring last semester when a group of history professors from SRU attended a conference and workshop in Colorado. “After reading foundational texts, students are distributed role sheets which provide them with background information on their historical character and specific victory objectives that will set them up to win the game – along with strategic and tactical advice,” Bergmann said. “The desire to win begins to take over and students recognize that knowledge is power; victory requires a solid understanding of the material. Learning becomes students-centered and the instructor largely enforces rules and answers
technical questions.” Bergmann described PTTP as a pedagogy that can be used in a diverse number of principles. He said although the game is set in the past, the game can be used in the humanities and even the sciences. “The game the students are playing in my course [Pennsylvania History] is Forest Diplomacy: War, Peace, and Land on the Colonial Frontier, 1756-1757.” Bergmann said. He said the game was written by Nicolas Proctor of Simpson College’s history department. The game is set during the Seven Years War, also known as the French and Indian War. During that time period, violence had spread through colonial Pennsylvania and threatened the relatively peaceful relationship the colonists achieved with Delaware and the Iroquois Indians. “The goal of the game is for students to create a treaty that will sustain a peace and prevent further bloodshed. Students are given roles of among factions of Indians, Pennsylvanian colonists, and some individuals who served as interpreters at treaties. Some of the roles are actual historical people and some are
composites of several people. Students learn about the role they are playing and the motives of that individual,” Bergmann said. “They have a set of victory objectives, which, if they succeed in attaining them, set them up to win the game. Of course, characters are pitted against each other in a set of debates where they attempt to convince roles that are indeterminate on those issues to join their side.” Assignments include written versions of oral speeches, pamphlets, formal letters, the construction of wampum, and treaty documents. Bergmann said all assignments are based on interpretations of the historical texts and books of scholars, which allow students to develop their own history skills. In upcoming semesters, Bergmann plans on using PTTP in Indians of the United States and American Constitutional History and Law classes. He also said that Dr. Paula Rieder and Dr. Lia Paradis will be using PTTP in upcoming semesters too. Bergmann said that Nov 5, there will be a panel discussion for the faculty about PTTP.
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Continued from Page A1 and Inclusion, the President’s Commission on Gender Identities and Sexual Orientation, the Professional Studies Department, English Department, Psychology Department, History Department, Political Science Department, and Philosophy Department, the campaign was emphasized as a campus community effort. “It’s not just a campaign for students, but it’s a campaign for the entire Slippery Rock University community.” Hawkins said. LaCom explained why she believes the word to be such a problem and how the campaign addresses the issue. “I believe that the use of the word fag and the use of the word faggot constructs a very specific reality in our culture, one that punishes boys and men who step outside what we consider normal masculinity,” LaCom said. “I want to raise awareness of it because the first step in changing the way we think is becoming aware of the meanings of the words we use,” LaCom said. “I absolutely believe that the language that we use constructs the world in which we live in; it shapes the world and it forms how we think about things.” LaCom explained that the word has historically had a negative connotation since the 15th century. She went on to explain that the origin of the language for the word fag are
deeply rooted and is filled with a poor history that some may not even be aware of. “The word fag has a very long, very vexed, very negative history and we cannot get away from that history even if we don’t know it exists.," LaCom said. The campaign resulted in the collection of 1,982 signatures and went on for seven hours over the two days. Hopes were expressed by the coordinators that the campaign would continue to grow and become annually occurring. “Hopefully it gets bigger and bigger each year," Hawkins said. LaCom said, “I think that this will continue to grow. I hope that it will become an annual thing.” She added that she is interested in possibly getting corporate cosponsors from the local area for the future. Though looking ahead to what she hopes will be a growing campaign, LaCom admits that at some point the campaign could lose its purpose. “Is there a possibility that we will outlive the use of raising consciousness? Absolutely and that would be a wonderful thing." Until that possibility is made reality, LaCom and all those a part of the campaign intend to continue advocating for a stop to use of the F word.
Taskforce to evaluate SGA structure and function By Kevin Squires Assistant News Editor
The appointment of a restructure taskforce was approved by the Slippery Rock Student Government Association (SGA) during their regular senate meeting Monday. The meeting was called to order at 8:50 p.m. “The restructure taskforce is very important that we’ll be working on,” Wendy Leitera, SGA Inc. Business Manager, said. The SRSGA Inc. Restructure Taskforce will evaluate and propose a new structure and function to assist with the Memorandum of Understanding outlines and requirements, according to the motion.
“With the MOU, the Memorandum of Understanding, we have some structural things we have to change within SGA. We have some things we’d like to see revised,” SGA President Buddy Clements said. The changes mostly deal with business side of SGA. “We walk a thin line dealing with so many things. We’re a nonprofit, we work with the school. We really have to follow all these rules and regulations and they’ve changed over the years. It needs attention before it becomes a problem,” Clements commented. The Student Government Association also approved a Stipends Review Committee, chaired by Business Manager Wendy Leitera, to discuss the allocation of stipends for 2014-2015 year as part of the Board of Cooperative Activities actions from
their meeting on Oct. 24. The allocations will be discussed with a final recommendation submitted by Dec. 5, 2013. The previous senate minutes and co-op minutes were also approved during the senate meeting. During the advisor comments portion of the meeting, Brad Kovaleski, SGA Advisor, said, “Shine bright like a diamond. Shine bright like a diamond. Shine bright like a diamond. That’s all I got.” Dr. Watson congratulated the senate on their character and the positive example they set on campus. The meeting was adjourned at 9:26 p.m. Read the even more about SGA on our website: http://www.theonlinerocket.com
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POLICE BLOTTER Borough Oct. 18 - Jesse Rakovan was cited for an open container violation along Franklin Street. Oct. 18 - Chelsie Landman was cited for an open container violation along East Cooper Street. Oct. 18 - Hunter Church was cited for underage consumption/possession after being found walking along East Cooper Street with alcohol. Oct. 18 - Katherine Rothenberger was cited for an open container violation along Cornish Drive. Oct. 19 - Mark Pitzer was cited for under age consumption and disorderly house after being found urinating in public and intoxicated along Hockenberry Alley. Oct. 19 - Ryan Adamaszek was cited for an open container violation along Elm Street. Oct. 19 - Russell Lawrence was cited for underage consumption/possession after being found in the parking lot of Sheetz with alcohol. Oct. 19 - Jesse Affolder and Ethan Affolder were both cited for disorderly conduct after an incident at Stonecrest Apartments. Oct. 19 - Alyssa Kees was cited for an open container violation along Elm Street. Oct. 19 - Leslie Wehman was cited for public drunkenness after being found highly intoxicated along Midway Alley. Oct. 19 - Brent Strutt was cited for having open containers of alcohol in his vehicle, and disorderly conduct for possessing a small amount of marijuana. Oct. 20 - Tyler Morgenstern was cited for underage consumption after being involved in an incident with the State Police along Morrow Way. Oct. 20 - Kevin Jancsar was cited for disorderly house after being found intoxicated along Morrow Way. Oct. 21 - Criminal Mischief was reported to this department where somebody spray painted vulgarity on a Borough Street.
Oct. 24 - Amy Walker was cited for disorderly conduct after being found possessing a small amount of marijuana and also cited for disorderly house for fighting and yelling with her ex-boyfriend outside. Oct. 25 - Dillon Mayberry was cited for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and disorderly house after an incident along North Main Street where he was fighting with an ex-girlfriend outside. Oct. 25 - Felix Dolman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol along Midway Alley. Charges are pending upon results of a blood test. Oct. 25 - John Wall II, was cited for underage consumption and an open container violation along Cornish Drive. Oct. 26 - Eric Hunter was cited for an open container violation along Grove City Road. Oct. 26 - Ryan Scott was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after a violation on Elm Street and Midway Alley. Charges are pending upon results of a blood test. Oct. 26 - Joshua See was cited for an open container violation along West Cooper Street. Oct. 26 - Colleen Laubach was cited for disorderly house after being found consuming alcohol along Elm Street. Oct. 27 - Gianna Davis was cited for underage consumption after being found intoxicated along Elm Street.
Campus Oct. 20 – Campus police assisted with an unruly party on Franklin Road. The department took no further action. Oct. 20 – Kevin Vancsar, 18, was issued an underage citation when police responded to an alcohol violation at Building B. Oct. 20 – Simone Walker, 20, and Sherrel Woodall, 22, were cited with disorderly conduct when a fight broke out at the Robert M. Smith Student Center. Another fight occurred later in the night between two other individuals, but the victim did not want to press charges.
Third way initiatives to increase retention rates and enrollment Continued from Page A1
need to be retrained, they will be offered schooling for a new Master’s degree for free. Way stated that if a job opens in their old department within five years, they will have the option to transfer back. Burkhart stated that undergoing a transfer may be hard for some faculty. “Those departments are feeling the winds of change,” Burkhart said. ”And it may be a sharp or cold wind for them.” Dr. Rachelle Bouchat, who became a tenured faculty member in the math department three months ago, was asked to be transferred to the Computer Science department. At first, she thought that she would be teaching math courses to Computer Science majors. When she looked at the syllabus, she found out that she was being asked to teach classes about computers, which was a topic that she admitted knowing little about. Although Bouchat was offered retraining, she declined the transfer and received a retrenchment letter soon after. One of the main reasons she refused to transfer was that she believes that students should be trained by experts of their field. Bouchat said that she is an expert at math, not computer science. Aside from transferring faculty, the administration is planning a number of new initiatives to make money for the university. One initiative is to ensure that all online courses are peer reviewed in order to market the courses to people outside of the university, Way explained. Another idea is to look at ways that departments can bring high school students to campus in order to get them enthused about enrolling at SRU. Although science fairs are already held on campus, Way hopes that more departments will find similar ways to
bring students to campus. Although SRU has one of the best retention rates in the Pa. state system, Way is also looking at new ways to increase the retention rate. A new program called the “Early Alert System” allows to faculty to go onto D2L to indicate if a student is performing poorly or isn’t attending class. Retention professionals will try to then follow up on the professors concerns and could offer tutoring, or consoling. “It’s not just going to be the administration telling faculty what to do,” Way explained. “It’s more of a case of we all believe in this, we’re all going to work together to make sure that we do retain our students better.” Way said that although the university has always been looking for ways to increase revenue, he explained that this new plan is different because there is now a much greater emphasis of cooperation between the faculty and the administration than before. “At Slippery Rock, we have a culture of working together,” Way said. “We have a history of good relations between the APSCUF union and the administration. We believe this approach is consistent with the culture here and will lead to long term benefits.” Apart from the new initiatives, SRU will also try to gain lost revenue through natural retirement of faculty, leaving unfilled vacancies, and cutting nonpersonnel expenditures throughout the colleges in various ways, Way said. “I’m enthused to hear explicit commitment not to terminate tenure and tenure-track faculty and I agree that we share a vision for a prosperous future for Slippery Rock University,” Burkhart said. “I, like them want this place to be strong and reputable, and I am thankful that we have not received a workforce plan like several of our sister schools who have been substantially traumatized by their retrenchment proposals.”
Oct. 20 - Campus police assisted with intoxicated individuals on Main Street, Keister Road, and Morrow Way. The department took no further action. Oct. 20 - Campus police assisted police at the Heights when there was a report of a gun being displayed. No gun was found and no further action was taken by the department.
Oct. 21 – A bicycle was reported as stolen outside the library. The case is under investigation. Oct. 25 – A person reported an unknown white Kia Sorrento striking his parked car in East Lake Lot. The case is under investigation. Oct. 26 – A student was referred to student standards when alcohol was found in Building A after police responded to a noise complaint. Oct. 26 – Police responded to a male 17 years of age passed out at Patterson Hall. The male refused ambulance transportation and was released to his mother. Oct. 26 – A female fell on her head while crowd surfing during the concert at the Abersold Recreation Center. EMS responded and transported the female to Grove City Hospital. Oct. 27 – Zachary Wetzel, 19. was issued an alcohol violation when police responded to a male passed out on the front stairs of North Hall. EMS transported Wetzel to Grove City Hospital. Oct. 27 – A drive was charged with a DUI citation at a traffic stop in the Union‘s commuter parking lot. Oct. 27 – A student was referred to student standards when a community assistant called police reporting alcohol in a room. Oct. 27 – Police responded to the intruder alarm at the Ski Lodge. Maintenance was inside of the Ski Lodge which set off the alarm.
Compiled by Kevin Squires
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State police horses leave their mark on campus Homecoming weekend for Slippery Rock University was held Oct. 18 through the 20. The usual festivities took place such as the parade, the homecoming football game, and a homecoming dance. For many universities, homecoming is also an unofficial drinking holiday where college students traditionally become inebriated through activities such as tailgating and partying. To try to compensate for any crimes related to the increase in drinking over that weekend, the Pennsylvania State Police came to Slippery Rock to help out local law enforcement officers. However, these policemen chose a very traditional variety of transportation - horses. We imagine they chose these horse as transportation because they are easily taken across campus grounds, unlike a vehicle.
Now, it is common knowledge that all mammals must defecate as a common part of their exsitence. Food eventually has to go somewhere. We, as students, just wish that wasn’t all over our campus. It shou ldn’t b e t he responsibility of SRU’s maintenence crew to clean up the horse feces either. And students shouldn’t have worry about trapsing through horse manure as they make their way across campus, intoxicated or not. Our stance is not that the police presence on campus was unnecessary or undesirable, but rather they should have dealt with horse defecation in a more creative way. In fact, there is a company out of Idaho called Bun-Bag, which specifically sells horse manure catchers and diapers for horses of all sizes and varieties. But the horse feces wasn’t
In the Quad In the Quad is a segment in which random students, faculty and staff are asked for their opinions on a specific topic.
only issue over homecoming weekend. O t h e r r u m or s w e re circulating among students about increased police enforcement on campus. Rumors were circulating among students that the police were going to search every room in the residence halls for alcohol, and that police were going to stand outside residence halls both Friday and Saturday nights after 11:30 p.m. to Breathalyzer test every student entering the residence halls. Wh i l e t he s e r u m ors were obviously untrue, the increased police enforcement on campus is definitely not going unnoticed by students. We would like to pose the question as to whether this has contributed to the decrease in crime on campus. See this week’s In The Quad for student reactions on the issue.
This week’s question: Do you think the increase in police enforcement on campus is helping decrease crime on campus?
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“Not really. Kids will still do what they want because most of them think they’re invincible.”
“I do think it is helping, especially during homecoming. I knew people who were just staying in their apartment because they heard that police were going to be everywhere.”
“It’s ridiculous because people are still going out and doing what they want. There were a ton of underages reported homecoming weekend, so it’s really not scaring people.”
November 1, 2013
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The views expressed in the “Letters to the Editor” section are those of the writer(s) alone. The Rocket cannot verify all facts presented in a given letter, but if we are aware of an error or omission, we reserve the right to include an editorial note for accuracy’s sake.
Bullying Students should consider consequences about more of drinking before attending parties than the victim Letter to the Editor,
Letter to the Editor, There was an article in the last edition of The Rocket about bullying. I agree with several of the points the gentleman made such as the fact that bullies exist outside of school and I also believe that we should be teaching victims to realize that it is not their fault. These are all valid points in my opinion. However, as much as I agree with these specific points, I strongly disagree with the idea that a bully’s behavior is in any way excusable. The aut hor sug gests t hat t he bully may be mean because perhaps her mother yelled at her that morning. I think it is unacceptable for anyone to put his misery onto anyone else even if he had a “bad day.” Let’s go back to the days when people said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Today, if you look at any websites covering the topics of bullying, they all stress the importance of the child understanding that it is in no way his fault. Some people may be just mean and miserable. Bullying isn’t about the victim; it is about someone being mean and cruel. Having said this, I don’t think bullying is something that can be completely stopped. Bullying is something that exists everywhere, even outside of school like mentioned before. Someday you might find yourself being bullied by someone like your boss or anther coworker. The key to bullying lies in teaching the victim that it is not his/her fault. In today’s society, technology makes it near impossible for anyone to escape from bullying. Social media, texting, and even email are all outlets for bullies. Children can no longer go home to escape the horrors of bullying; it follows them everywhere. This is why we need to stress parent involvement in children’s lives to prevent bullying and we need to teach our children that it is never, in anyway, their fault. Bullying is never excusable. I cannot stress enough to encourage people to express their anger or problems in a constructive way rather than forcing their miseries onto another human being.
We are concerned...at the Slippery Rock Alcohol and Addictions Coalition meeting, held on September 25, 2013, that was the emotion used to express the feelings the coalition members had for the “block party” and large parties that are occurring off campus. The coalition members are concerned for the students who attend, whether or not that student chooses to consume alcohol. The members are concerned because of the consequences that could occur from attending those large parties. Students may choose to go to have “fun” to be around their friends or just out of curiosity, but the day after these parties students were not reporting that they had “fun.” Reports were flooding in about students receiving violations, about students watching others being injured or violent altercations occurring, and they also reported property damage. The members feel that these consequences of attending large parties need to be considered and discussed. As adults we need to consider the outcomes of attending and consider ways to intervene safely when faced with problematic situations. Before attending here are some things to consider: • Are you going to drink? Is it legal for you to drink? • If you are going to drink, how much? If you are going to drink, how will you safely get back to your residence? • Could your actions at the party be found in
violation of the Student Code of Conduct? If enforcement is called to be present and you are consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and receive an underage or if you are cited with a disorderly house, and these violations are reported to the Office of Student Code Conduct, the violations will stay on your student records for seven years. Being found in violation means not only that you will have a record, but it usually means paying fines and sometimes attending alcohol and other drug classes. • Is this a safe environment? If not, what can you do? Can you safely intervene in the situation? Should you call 911? Should you get help? Should you just leave? • How can you stay safe and not be the victim of violence? • If you live in these buildings where parties are taking place, do you appreciate having the property damaged by others? Do you want to contribute to that property damage? Properties are choosing to allow “block” parties to occur on their property and are seemingly unable to control the consequences of the party. We hope that students take some time to think about the outcome of attending. Submitted by, The Slippery Rock Alcohol and Addictions Coalition
SEA starts new campaign: ‘Flaunt your Fleece Fridays’ Letter to the Editor, Get Your Fleece On – SRU “Flaunt Your Fleece Fridays” Campaign begins November 1!
Lung cancer could be prevented with cleaner air pollution practices Dear Editor,
In March of this year, President Norton and Cabinet approved the SRU Energy Conservation Committee’s proposed “Flaunt Your Fleece” campaign. This campaign involves starting our standard “weekend setback” building temperature program one day early - at the end of the day each Thursday, instead of on Friday - to increase energy awareness and reap energy/environmental benefits when buildings are typically under-utilized on Fridays. This means the interior building temperature in all academic and administrative buildings should drop by approximately 3 degrees F by Friday morning, compared to the temperatures maintained during normal occupied building hours. It’s estimated to save the University $10,000 in operating costs each year, and will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by over 100 metric tons of CO2 annually – that’s equivalent to preserving 24 acres of pine forest that would absorb a similar amount of CO2 from the atmosphere. Maybe a small step, but every bit helps in achieving our goal of achieving carbon neutrality by the year 2037 and leaving a safer, healthier planet for future generations. So: Get with the plan, and plan to throw on some fleece every Friday morning! If you want a chance to win a cool prize from the Office of Sustainability, post a selfie of you or your friends “wearing the fleece” to the Office’s Facebook page www.Facebook.com/SRUsustainability ! To help individuals improve their fleece wardrobe, the SGA bookstore is also offering 10 percent off fleece products Nov. 1, 8 and 15.
Too many people are being diagnosed with lung cancer everyday – those who smoke, and those who don’t. It’s heartbreaking. We, as a society, need to be advocates for cleaner, healthier air to breathe and help people quit smoking, and make sure children never start. Healthy clean air is a sure way to prevent people from getting lung disease – air that is free from pollution and tobacco smoke. Last year, I lost my dad to lung cancer. What he went through before he died, no one should have to experience. He had to have a lung removed. In addition to that, his voice box was bruised, and he could not speak. He had to make several hospital visits because he wasn’t able to breathe properly. When he was healthy, he was able to attend my sons’ baseball games. Towards the end of his life, he had to be carried in and out of a wheelchair. We can all start by supporting our local American Lung Association chapter. Their programs are invaluable in the fight for clean air.
Sincerely, Ashley Cook
Paul W. Scanlon, PE, LEED AP Special Assistant to the President for Sustainability Planning & Operations
Mom ﬁtness blogger sparks controversy
Casey Young Casey’s Corner, Consider This Casey Young is a sophomore Communication-Journalism major from Orchard Park, NY.
Although the picture of Maria Kang, a fitness blogger and mother of three, has only recently been getting attention after being reposted on Facebook from her blog a year ago, it has caught national attention. With the title “What’s Your Excuse?,” Kang poses with her three children wearing a sports bra and tiny spandex. Although she intended to motivate, many seem to think she went about it the wrong way. A lot of negativity surrounds the photograph because of the “fat shaming” undertone of the title. I see it differently. I believe Kang had the good intentions of motivating the followers of her blog. She posts a lot about staying healthy, working out, and not giving in to cravings. I do admit the title could have used a facelift. Instead of blaming people for making excuses, maybe Kang should have made it more positive: “It takes hard work” might have been appropriate. Today’s society is too quick to point the
Sincerely, Bonnie LaPlace Pittsburgh, PA
finger and call someone a bully. Maria Kang is far from one. She quickly released a statement apologizing and explaining her reasoning for the picture and title. I feel that is an action that is far from that of a bully. She is trying to motivate others by showing them what she was able to accomplish without making excuses. If people take offense to her harsh reality tactics, they should not read her blog. Whether you agree with the title or not, you have to admit Maria Kang looks very good for having three kids. She has not made excuses and keeps up her fitness, like she preaches to her blog followers. If anything, I believe this controversy and negativity will only bring more traffic to her website. She will be able to help more people who want to lose weight. Maria King is not a bully. See Maria Kang’s response to this controversy on her personal blog at http://www.mariakang. com/2013/10/21/no-one-can-make-you-feelinferior-without-your-consent/.
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Senior Quarterback Nigel Barksdale dives into the endzone to score a touchdown in Saturdayâ€™s homecoming game against Clarion University.
Junior sport management major Courtney Lee cheers out to the crowd from the SGA Happy Bus during the parade.
Amy Swartz, business management and marketing major and Ashley Lynch, management major sing along to songs from the movie Shrek during the parade.
Sophomore All-girl cheerleader, Ali Theys, raises the crowdâ€™s spirit during the football game.
SRU President Cheryl J. Norton waves to students and parents during the Homecoming Parade.
Monte Chapman and Maria Montaro pose for the cameras after being voted the 2013 SRU homecoming king and queen.
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otball coach George Mihalik and his grandson are congratulated by the cheerleaders for the team’s performance. The Rock beat Clarion University 34-14.
yden Meyers, sophomore early childhood and special education major marches down Main Street during the homecoming parade.
fensive lineman Tony Papley and linebacker Bob Westerlund celebrate winning the “Milk Jug Trophy” for the fourth year in a row after defeating Clarion iversity.
ck Cassel, social work and music therapy major, plays his mellophone while marching down Main Street.
erim Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Robert Watson intently watches his alma mater football team reign victorious over Clarion University.
Pictures: Alex Mowrey/Photo Editor and Rebecca Dietrich/Assistant Photo Editor Graphics: Karleigh Santry/Advertising Manager Design: Alex Mowrey/Photo Editor
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COMICS Spaghett Kat Spaghett Kat-a‛mon aproached Hamburg-a‛mon.
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Spaghett Kat is a goof and a spoof of popular electronic video games, or “EVGs”. The attached companion comic includes commentary from a real fan, or “player”, of “EVGs” who will explain the comic to readers who are not familiar with “EVGs”.
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By Nancy Black Tribune Content Agency (MCT) Today's Birthday (11/01/13). Honor ancestral wisdom this year as your leadership grows. For seven months, it's easier to make money. Divert more to savings. It gets especially romantic with extra spice in April. Unleash creativity, and exhibit results. Summer brings exceptional sparks, including travel. Pursue passion. Talk about what (and whom) you love. To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
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It‛s like they‛re having a fight, but really Spaghett Kat is just eating lunch! That‛s so silly LOL! (laugh out loud)
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By Phil Juliano
Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Frustration is only part of the equation. The more you do, the more you discover what needs to be done. But don't push yourself too hard, either. Use turn signals. And empower the group to proceed. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Arguments get you nowhere. Clean up your closets and make some money turning your trash into somebody else's treasure. It works like magic. You thrive in private more than in public right now. Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 8 -- You may run into some opposition right now, but it's nothing you can't handle with a bit of outside-the-box thinking and clear communication. Keep your objectives in mind in the midst of chaos. Help others do the same.
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By Tim Rickard
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Don't take action just yet. Postpone travel and stay close to home for now. Improve your neighborly relationships. And don't be ashamed of asking for assistance. A good conversation ensues. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You're in the spotlight, but don't get blinded. Use what you've got and make it better. If what you're doing doesn't work, try something new. You'll be surprised. Stay away from the mall now. Family comes first. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 8 -- Use your words, not force, to navigate in today's high seas. Or find a safe harbor and wait until the weather subsides. Let friends know what you want so you can advance together. Respond passionately. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- More confidence increases work, which in turn increases your sense of security. Gain insight into your own higher values. Make the necessary changes, and dig deeper. Continue your studies. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Consider tradition, and honor those who went before. Review and revise your plans. Mix with creative logic and discover hidden value. Figure out how much you owe, first. Don't overspend on something you can have for free. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- There's power in slowing down and listening. Your theory gets validated again. Disconnect from distractions that don't support your goals, and pour on focus for productivity. Friends are there for you. Some things go better in person. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 8 -- New skills look good on you. Use them to forward your career and that of those around you. Together you can go farther. Travel looks adventurous and fun. Watch out for irregularities and exceptions. Double-confirm reservations. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Invest on something that will save you money in the long run, but don't touch your savings. Friends help you see farther. Romance your competitor. Increase efficiency, then rest and relax. Keep a secret. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Talk to your partner and postpone a public engagement. This could give you more time for creativity and completing projects. An authority figure approves. Disrupt the status quo. (c)2013 bY NANCY BLACK DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
By Harry Bliss
November 1, 2013
Men's and Women's XC
Slippery Rock defeats Millersville University 2-0 in their eighth straight victory.
Three runners earn AllPSAC honors at the conference championship meet.
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SRU to face Cal-U for top spot By Kristin Karam Assistant Sports Editor
Sole possession of first place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division is at stake this Saturday afternoon. Slippery Rock football team (7-1, 4-1) and California University of Pa. (6-2, 4-1) are currently tied for the top spot. Initial Division II superregion rankings were released on Monday. The top six teams in the final ranking, released Nov. 17, earn berths into the NCAA Division II National playoffs. SRU ranked fifth behind West Chester University, Shepherd University, Bloomsburg University and Winston-Salem State University. Cal was ranked eighth. “This is the exact position we wanted to be in,” head coach George Mihalik said. “It’s a good rivalry. The fact that first place of the Western Division is on the line and regional rankings will be affected just adds to it. Everything is wrapped up in this one game.” This past weekend, Slippery Rock defeated Edinboro University 44-20. The win broke SRU into the NCAA AFCA top 25-poll at No. 24 and they moved up to No. 20 on the D2Football. com poll. The Rock offense posted 637 total yards against the Fighting Scots but turned the ball over three times. SEE GREEN, PAGE C-2
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Senior quarterback Nigel Barksdale heads to the backﬁeld to avoid getting sacked by an Edinboro University defender. Barksdale threw for 342 yards and one touchdown against the Fighting Scots.
Rock defeats Millersville in final seconds
Men's basketball picked to finish third in preseason poll By Madeline Williams Sports Editor
Green and White scores two goals in final 1:32 of game to beat Marauders By Brian Hepfinger Rocket Contributor
Slippery Rock University junior men's soccer forward Dom Francis scored the winning goal with just eight seconds left in regulation play to defeat Millersville University 4-3 in exciting fashion on Wednesday afternoon. Senior defender Joshua Gray threw-in the ball to junior defender Declan Brennan, who headed it to Francis during the final seconds to put the game away and prevent overtime. "For the game winner, I just put everything I had into that throw," Gray said. "We only had 10 seconds on the clock, so I just threw the ball as far and as straight as I could." This game was a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference matchup that featured two of the conference’s top teams. The game was streamed live in HD by Tourbeau Sports as the featured National Game of the Week. With the win, SRU improves to 12-3-1 overall, with a 7-3 record in the PSAC. Millersville falls to 10-5-1 overall with a 7-3 SEE SRU, PAGE C-3
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Junior guard Matej Delinac shoots a three-pointer at Slippery Rock’s exhibition game against Southern Mississippi. Delinac led the Rock with 16 points against the Golden Eagles.
Despite losing to Division I Southern Mississippi, 77-65, in exhibit ion action on Tuesday night at Reed Green Coliseum, the Slippery Rock men’s basketball team gained valuable experience that will carry over into the regular season that kicks off in two weeks. The Green and White trailed the hosts by only six points, 35-29, at the half and cut a 19-point deficit with a 9-0 run in the final two minutes of the game to give the Division I team some work. Southern Mississippi returned four starters to a team predicted to make some noise in Conference USA this season. “It’s a great opportunity to play a team of that caliber,” head coach Kevin Reynolds said. “We have a lot to build on from the game. There were some positives, but also some negatives that we need to improve on during the next few weeks.”
SRU equally battled with Southern Miss in rebounds, 33-33. Junior Abdul King, a transfer from Kutztown University, led the rebounding effort for the visitors with four boards. Leading the scoring attack for the Rock was junior guard Matej Delinac, with 16 points in his first game with the team. Delinac is a transfer from Marshalltown Community College in Iowa. Senior Maurice LewisBriggs, a transfer from Morehead State, added 14 points for the Rock. Senior Josh Martin, a transfer from Bridgeport, and junior Antonio Butler, a transfer from Garrett College, each chipped in eight points apiece. The Green and White is picked to finish third in the PSAC-West in preseason poll released on Tuesday after their second PSAC runner-up finish and NCAA playoff appearance in the last three years. IUP received seven SEE ROCK, PAGE C-4
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Ladies win eighth straight
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Sophomore midﬁelder Crysta Ganter breaks past two Millersville players at Wednesday afternoon’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference matchup. Slippery Rock defeated the Marauders 2-0 for their eighth consecutive win.
By Matthew Morgan Rocket Contributor
The Slippery Rock women's soccer team defeated the Millersville University Marauders Wednesday night in their last home game of the regular season by a score of 2–0 to capture their eighth victory in a row, bringing their record to 13-2-1 (12-21 PSAC).
The victory guaranteed the Green and White a home playoff game. SRU has outscored their opponents 21–2 in their current win streak. Coming in the game, the Rock was ranked 14th in the nation and, as such, the game was streamed online as the Tourbeau Sport's NSCAATV National Game of the Week. The Rock took an early advantage in the ninth
minute of the game with a goal from freshman Dara Demich to give the Rock a 1–0 lead. Junior Ali Brosky was credited with the assist on Demich’s eighth goal of the season. “I think we are really starting to put things together now going into the postseason,” head coach Noreen Herlihy said. “We have been improving every day in training. It's about
putting what we are working at out on the field.” The Marauders entered the halftime break with no shots and no shots on goal. Slippery Rock held the advantage in shots with nine and shots on goal with four. The three missed shots on goal by the Rock were off target by mere feet with two of them hitting the post. Demich netted her second goal of the game and ninth of the season in the 55th minute following a wellexecuted crossover to avoid a Millersville defender and sophomore goalkeeper Olivia Webber. Sophomore Caitlin Binder provided the assist to Demich 35 yards out from goal. “It's great coming and getting a good start on my college career,” Demich said. “I hope we keep winning and get another PSAC championship like the team did last year.” Friday, in their second double overtime game of the season, the Rock defeated the East Stroudsburg University Warriors by a score of 2–1 behind goals from freshman Andrea Felix and Demich. The Warriors struck first in the 19th minute of the game with a goal off the foot of freshman Shea Neal scoring her team leading sixth goal of the season. Felix scored to tie the game 1–1 in the 44th minute of the contest. This was Felix’s tenth goal of the season, placing
her in a tie atop the PSAC goal leaders at the time. No more goals would be scored in regulation or the first overtime. The next goal of the game would come in the second overtime at the 107th minute of the match off the laces of Demich from a cross by her teammate Felix. “I think we are in good hands (of Demich and Felix). They are doing well and gaining a lot of experience,” Herlihy said. “We can’t fault them for the effort but they know it takes a good midfield behind them as well.” Saturday, the women’s squad kicked-off against the West Chester University Golden Rams. Slippery Rock was looking for their seventh win in a row. The team earned a 1–0 victory on Senior Day following a ceremony honoring seniors Lauren Impey, Brosky, Dana O'Neill, and Izabel Scott. The game remained scoreless into the 65th minute of regulation until sophomore Allison Harbart netted the only goal of the game for either squad, providing Slippery Rock with the victory. The Rock will travel to Shippensburg University (115, 10-5 PSAC) for their final game of the regular season on Saturday; kickoff is at 3:30pm. SRU looks to finish their season strong prior to participating in the PSAC quarterfinals on Tuesday.
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Redshirt junior running back Teddy Blakeman ran for a career-high 145 yards and three touchdowns, earning him recognition as the PSAC Offensive Player of the Week. Redshirt freshman running back Shamar Greene also added a touchdown for the Rock and totaled 92 yards on 16 carries. Senior quarterback Nigel Barksdale threw for 342 yards and one touchdown. Barksdale also ran in a three-yard touchdown and totaled 37 rushing yards. The marks set a new singleseason record for total passing yards at 2,790, passing the 2011 total of 2,551 yards set by Cody Endres, and tied Nate Crookshank’s 2007 passing touchdown record at 23. Barksdale connected with redshirt junior wide receiver Ken Amos 11 times for a total of 104 yards. Redshirt senior wide receiver John Schademan caught five passes for 91 yards. Schademan, with 1,012 receiving yards this season, is now the fourth Slippery Rock player in history to have 1,000 or more receiving yards in a single-season. The only touchdown pass of the game came off a quick play from Barksdale to redshirt senior wide receiver Michael Bongivengo in the back of the endzone. Bongivengo and the rest of the Rock seniors will be recognized for their time spent at SRU at Saturday’s Senior Night game. “It’s always been good to be a part of this team,” Bongivengo said. “We’re a brotherhood. It’s one big family here. We know Cal’s a big game but it’s just another game. If we want to be successful, we have to continue to put the same amount of work in that we’ve been putting in since February.” Greene fumbled the ball in the fourth quarter and Edinboro took over on the Rock’s five-yard line. Out of SRU’s five total turnovers, this was the only drive that Edinboro was able to capitalize on.
Barksdale threw two interceptions on back to back drives in the third quarter and redshirt senior defensive lineman Derek Walker and freshman defensive back Derrick Fulmer both fumbled during punt returns. “You don’t ever want to turn the ball over,” Bongivengo said, “but you just have to keep playing. In football, you just live to play another play. We have to focus and keep the ball in our hands.” Fulmer’s fumble occurred within the final minutes of the second quarter, giving Edinboro the ball on the Rock 21-yard line and a chance to tie the game. Edinboro took the ball to the three-yard line but were unable to convert the drive into points and the score remained 14-7 at the half. “I think our defense did a tremendous job keeping Edinboro off the board,” Mihalik said. “If they score there, they get momentum. We held them without a touchdown or a field goal. It was great momentum for us at a crucial point in the game.” The defense held Edinboro to a three and out situation on Barksdale’s first interception. Redshirt junior Kevin Kulka forced a fumble that was recovered by junior defensive end Matt Peacock following Barksdale’s second interception. Slippery Rock sacked Edinboro quarterback Jon Girvin three times. Walker and Kulka were each credited with a sack for a loss of nine yards and Peacock sacked Girvin for a loss of three yards. Fulmore intercepted Girvin in the end zone on the fourth quarter to stop a potential scoring play. Junior safety Austin Miele led the Rock defense in tackles with 10, followed by Walker at nine and senior linebacker Gary Allen at seven. Cal knocked Gannon University out of the three-way tie for first place last weekend with a 35-7 win. The Vulcans have been utilizing sophomores Cody Schroeder and James Harris at quarterback in most of their
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Redshirt junior running back Teddy Blakeman weaves past the Edinboro University defense at last Saturday’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference matchup. Blakeman earned the PSAC Offensive Player of the Week with his career-high 145 yards on 23 carries and three touchdowns.
games this season. Having two quarterbacks to prepare for will put more work on the defense, Mihalik said. “We know that whoever plays can produce points,” Mihalik said. “The defense has to put in that extra prep time and be ready for two different quarterbacks.” The rivalry game will take place at the Mihalik-Thompson Stadium at 1 p.m. “Cal has the same thing on the line as us,” Bongivengo said. “They’re playing for a chance at the PSAC title game and maybe a national playoff berth. That’s just the way the cards fell. It’s just going
to be another college football Saturday for us.” Mihalik said this type of game is exactly what the team has been looking forward to all season. “This team has worked hard since day one,” Mihalik said. “Not day one of the season, but day one back in January during early morning workouts through preseason, through all the games that put us in this position. The attitude and focus we need is all there.” Slippery Rock and Cal are currently tied for first place of the PSAC-West but only one team can win the game and stay on top.
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SRU moves into tie for third place Continued from Page C1
record in the conference. Both teams are now in a tie for third place in the league standings. This game was important for both teams, because the number three and four seeds in the conference will host the first round of the playoffs, while the fifth and sixth seeds will have to travel for their games. Saturday's match-ups will determine playoff game locations. The first goal of the game was scored by Gray in the third minute. Gray sent a long throwi n i nt o t h e opp o s i n g goalkeeper’s box. Millersville keeper Brad Benzing tried to catch the ball but he stumbled back into across the goal line and allowed the goal. This was Gray’s first goal of the season. “I realized the keeper was short, so I figured long throws would trouble the other team,” Gray said. “My aim was to just throw it into an area where their goal keeper would be nervous to come catch the ball.” Millersville scored the next two goals of the game. Their first goal came from junior defender Anthony Fratini off of an assist from sophomore for ward Ben Johnston in the 51st minute. Their next goal came in the 65th minute from sophomore forward Jaime Vazquez off of an assist from senior forward Andrew Dukes.
The Green and White tied the game in the 78th minute when junior midfielder Brandon Chiu passed to sophomore forward Peter Boylan for the goal. The game was tied 2-2. “My goal was definitely a huge one for the team, and I’m happy I was able to contribute when we needed it the most,” Boylan said. “I knew I had to step it up knowing we were down a goal with 15 minutes to go.” Millersville took the lead in the 81st minute when Dukes found the back of the net for the second time. SRU junior defender Josh Brake responded and tied the game with 1:31 left to play off of a corner kick from Francis. The game was about to go into overtime, but with 15 seconds left to play the Gray-Brennan-Francis connection earned the victory for the hosts. Junior goalkeeper Chris Zier made eight saves in the game. Millersville's goaltender, Benzing made six saves in the loss. The Green and White m a d e 1 6 tot a l s h ot s , however Millersville held a 12-10 edge in shots on goal and a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks. SRU will play its last game of the regular season on the road against Shippensburg University on Saturday at 1 p.m. Shippensburg is ranked fifth in the PSAC conference.
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Freshman midﬁelder Mike Pcholinsky prepares to pass the ball to a teammate at Wednesday afternoon’s game against Millersville University. Slippery Rock won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference match 4-3 in the ﬁnal seconds of regulation play.
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Rock to take Three SRU runners earn on Division I All-Conference honors Pittsburgh By Madeline Williams Sports Editor
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first-place votes to earn to the top spot in the conference. Gannon earned the second seed spot with one first-place vote. SRU received the other first-place nod. California, Pitt-Johnstown, Mercyhurst, Seton Hill, Edinboro, and Clarion followed Slippery Rock, in that order. “It’s going to be the hardest year of Slippery Rock basketball in history, in a division of nine, with the addition of Pitt-Johnstown and Seton Hill to the conference,” Reynolds said. “To be picked third says a lot about former players, current player, former coaches, and current coaches in our program.” Slippery Rock brought a lot of new talent to the team this year in the form of eight transfers and one true freshman. “We brought in a lot of new players this season. We’re just trying to mix and match them right now with old players and new players and see who works well together,” Reynolds said. The Rock will travel to the Petersen Events Center tonight to take on the Division I Pittsburgh Panthers, a team that made the NCAA March Madness tournament last season. Pittsburgh returns three starters from last season's 24-9 team that finished fourth in Big East Conference competition. “We’re excited for the game (Friday), but we also know it’s going to be an even bigger challenge than Tuesday night,” Reynolds said of the Pitt exhibition game. SRU officially tips off the season on Nov. 9 against Charleston in the Clarion Hotel Conference Challenge at Shepherd University in West Virginia. The Rock’s home opener is Nov. 14 against Ohio Valley University in Morrow Field House.
The SRU men’s and women’s cross country team had three athletes receive All- Conference honors at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday at Kutztown University, as the men’s team placed fifth and the women’s team took home sixth. The men’s team had two seniors break into the top20 with impressive All-PSAC performances. Senior Morgan Elliott led the squad with a ninth-place finish in 25:55 and senior captain Alex Koksal placed 12th, covering the 8,000-meter course in 26:03. Senior Michael Beegle crossed the line third for the team, placing 32nd in 26:41. Sophomore Charlie Frank was the Rock’s fourth scorer in 48th with a time of 27:15. Behind Frank, and rounding out the scorers, was freshman Ryan McGuire, who took 49th in 27:17. Even though the team had a decent showing at PSACs, their eyes are set on the Atlantic Regional Championships in two weeks at Lock Haven. The top three teams at Regionals will earn a berth to the NCAA National Championships, and the men’s squad is hungry for that ticket. “The team had some significant performances, but when it comes down to it, we didn’t perform well enough,” Beegle said. “We need every man to step up and have the best race of the season at Regionals, or our chance of going to Nationals is slim. We all run and train together at practice, so we all need to compete at that same level of intensity and aim for our top seven men to get in the top-30.” On the ladies side, junior captain Janine Powis led the way with an All-PSAC 20th place finish in 23:05. This is Powis’ first career All-Conference honor. “I am really happy about being All-PSAC. It was one of my goals for the season,” Powis said. “The race was very intense. Spectators were yelling what place I was around, so I knew it was going to be close if I wanted to be in the top 20. My whole focus from then on was to keep picking off runners in front of me.” Senior Kara Styles was the second runner for the Rock to cross the finish line, placing 24th and covering
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Seniors Morgan Elliott and Alex Koksal run together at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship meet. Elliott and Koksal both made AllPSAC team.
the 6,000-meter course in 23:16. Sophomore Jenny Picot was the third scorer for SRU, running a time of 23:54 to earn 42nd place. Freshmen Sara Miller and Sarah Wirth placed 49th and 52nd, respectively, with times of 24:08 and 24:11 to cap the scorers. The ladies squad has also set some higher goals and expectations for the Regional Championships coming up. “For Regionals, we just have to continue working on getting our top couple of girls closer together in the race and working together,” Powis said. The top four squads at the Regional meet will earn a trip to the National meet in Spokane, Wa.
November 1, 2013
INSIDE CAMPUS LIFE "Year of the Gentleman"
This first annual SRU men's fashion show was hosted by Students Engaged in Living Fashion and showcased a variety of men's fashion, styles and tips.
The Jackass gang has done it again! See what rating Jimmy G gives it for their newest installment to the Jackass series, Bad Grandpa.
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The Rock last stop on All Time Low world tour By Stephanie Cheek Assistant Campus Life Editor
All Time Low performed at the Aebersold Student Recreation Center Saturday, Oct. 26, completing the last stop on their world tour. The University Program Board (UPB) hosted the popular alternative and punk band, as well as opening band The Big Time. All Time Low is composed of members Alex Gaskarth, vocalist and guitarist, Jack Barakat, lead guitarist, Rian Dawson, drummer, and Zack Merrick, bassist. All Time Low has been performing hit songs since 2003 and put out the bestselling albums The Party Scene; So Wrong, It’s Right; Nothing Personal; Dirty Work and Don’t Panic. T h rou g hout t he i r ye ars performing they have maintained a strong fan base, and claim social media has played a large part in their success. The band has a total of 3,088,339 likes on Facebook and 782,547 followers on Twitter. “The Internet is a direct link to our fan base, allowing us to communicate back and forth,” Gaskarth explained, looking relaxed while lounging on the couch next to fellow band mate, Jack Barakat, when talking about how All Time Low managed to stay on the music scene and maintain a large fan base throughout the past 10 years. According to Gaskarth, the website and social media allows fans to know what the band is doing, when touring begins, and it is still a way to maintain a relationship with the fans. The band has seen their music evolve throughout the years, due to the releasing of multiple albums, according to Gaskarth. “In the beginning the music was just raw, there was no formula,
REBECCA DIETRICH/THE ROCKET All Time Low came to SRU performing in the Abersold Recreation Center (ARC) performing songs from their world tour along with opening band The Big Time.
but now we have worked with producers to become more structured,” Gaskarth explained. “There is more method than madness,” Barakat, the lead guitarist, explained. Slippery Rock University was the last stop on All Time Low’s world tour, along with the opening band, The Big Time, explained Gaskarth and Barakat. This last show is different then the large scale venues and crowds that the band has performed in. “Both small and large venues are cool in their own ways,” Gaskath explained. When they tour, they get to play in large arenas but they sometimes
feel a disconnection from the fans, according to Gaskath. In smaller venues like Slippery Rock, it is easier to perform and see everyone’s face in the crowd, he further explained. The concert was a mixture of All Time Low performing songs from the older albums and even more recent songs. They even played an original song from their EP released in 2004. In the end the concert closed with the hit song from their album, So Wrong, It’s Right, “Dear Maria, Count Me In.” “We are looking forward to some time off, we have been around the world twice and it is time to take some time,” Gaskarth said. While both of the band members
explained that they are looking forward to taking a break from touring, Barakat enthusiastically explained that he is most looking forward to “eggnog and fornication.” According to Gaskarth and Barakat, since this was their last concert of the tour, they want to thank those who have come out to see them. “Thank you to everyone for taking time out to come and see us, and we were treated very well,” Gaskath said. “And a shout out to Rocky's,” exclaimed Jack Barakat who ate at the dining hall in the Student Center for lunch.
Safer Sex Olympics explores protection options By Rebecca Marcucci Campus Life Editor
REBECCA DIETRICH/THE ROCKET SRU Peer HOPE Education Mentors, Elise Augustine and Curtis Hanner, work at the Safer Sex Olympics. Hanner wears beer goggles while putting condoms on inﬂatable spiders.
Ever attempt fitting a condom over a bone? Some fake skeleton bones, that is. This year’s Halloweenthemed Safer Sex Olympics sponsored by HOPE Peer Education Mentors and Adagio Health found nothing spooky about testing various brands of condoms on some Halloween props. Senior secondary education English major, Sami Parks, 20, enjoyed watching the condom frenzy at this year’s games, she said. Parks has been a HOPE Peer Education Mentor for three years and said she enjoyed the event every year that it has been put on by the group. Parks said she liked experimenting with some of the protection options available for students to test out as well. “We tried stretching condoms over pool sticks,”
Parks said. “And they went all the way!” She and the rest of the mentors and students in attendance experimented with Durex brand condoms and were surprised by the results, Parks said. “People get a common misconception about Durex condoms,” Parks said. “Durex has been repeatedly tested and they are equal in comparison to Trojan ENZ brand condoms.” Parks helped students put condoms over plastic skulls and skeleton feet to demonstrate their durability and overall stretchability. Parks noted that some of her favorite activities of the night included the pregnant belly race and a beer goggles experimentation. Sophomore information systems major, Brock Denes, 23, said he learned a lot of valuable information from the event while also having some fun. “It’s really difficult to put a Trust-Ex condom over a
skeleton’s head,” Denes said. “But condoms stretch really far!” Denes joked that he also learned the proper procedure to putting on a condom. Though he did not particularly enjoy wearing a backpack over his chest that represented a large, makeshift pregnant belly while picking up plastic spiders and attempting to tie a shoe string around his foot, he said he tried to make in through each task. Freshman social work major and volunteer for the Protection Connection, Krista Davis, 18, said she enjoyed sharing in valuable protection information. “I was expecting it to be awkward,” she said. “But it was awesome!” Davis also advertised for the event, which she felt might have been uncomfortable for some people, but she said she was pleased by the number of people in attendance. SEE SEX PAGE D-3
November 1, 2013
Jackass brings Bad Grandpa to big screen
Jimmy Graner "Jimmy G's Rock Reviews"
3 Stars Jimmy Graner is a junior journalism major and film and media studies minor and a regular contributor to The Rocket. When the first Jackass movie hit theaters in 2002, no one knew exactly how many more times the gang could perform stunts for our viewing pleasure. More than 10 years later, the franchise has three more films under its belt with the addition of Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. In all previous Jackass films, the gang of dimwitted friends would film themselves performing stunts that not only made people react in a variety of ways, but also provided people with a sense of undeniable laughter. This film does exactly that, but with a little different idea in mind. Johnny Knoxville plays an 86-year-old grandpa who embarks on a great journey to deliver his 8-yearold grandson (Jackson Nicoll) to his not-so-average father in a different state. Throughout the journey, the two become attached and put both of their childish minds to good use by performing in front of people who think everything is really happening. But little do they know, they are
just planned acts of destruction. In an attempt to change things around a bit, Bad Grandpa adds something no other previous film had, a plot. Because of this idea, we are presented with less humorous stunts and more boring dialogue that most of us probably don’t even care about. Although the oneliners from Knoxville can be funny at times, there’s really no reason to pay attention to what’s coming out of either one’s mouth. The young actor Jackson Nicoll, who is just beginning his acting career, can add this film to his repertoire of successful roles. Not only does he make childhood acting look easy, but also having good chemistry with the ever-sokooky Knoxville is a success itself. The acts the two perform together will have you coughing up a lung from so much laughing. Whether it’s flaunting male genitalia, or flatulating feces in public, the stunts are without a doubt a kick in the nuts. When a film like this is made, the first question people ask is, are the people reacting to the stunts, the real deal? The answer is yes. I’m sure the businesses were in on the setup process, but as far as the people entering the premises, everyone was fair game. How would you react if you saw someone with his private parts stuck in a vending machine? In a few acts of treachery, Knoxville messes with a wedding and even goes as far as parading around in a funeral home after his dead wife is bumped out of her casket. Although these things can happen in real life, they have to be somewhat believable. In this case, these scenes just didn’t do it for me. After all was said and done, the PHOTO COURTESY OF MCT CAMPUS story accomplishes its goals and the two characters end bonding Johnny Knoxville portrays a poorly behaved grandfather in the Jackass gang's newest film, together while fishing, along Bad Grandpa. This is another installment in the Jackass movie series, creating a twist on with dumping the dead wife. their clsassic stunts and pranks
Fall fashion makes an impact on accessories
Katie Ellis "ROCK'n Fashion" Katie Ellis is a junior journalism major and a regular contributor to The Rocket.
There is more to fall fashion than just the new clothes that hit stores shelves each September. Accessories are as much a part of the fall landscape as the most wearable trends taken from the runway, and are often times more eye-catching. This season, flats are anything but simple, and boots are rocker chic. Handbags are also taking on a more ladylike silhouette, and pearls are making their most notable takeover in years. Whether your wardrobe is full of bohemian chic pieces or grunge looks, this season’s best accessories will fit in with any style. Flats are a classic way to finish off any outfit, and are undoubtedly an essential part of every girl’s wardrobe. Instead of wearing the standard ballerina flat to class, try on a pair of smoking loafers for size. These shoes can also be called slippers or tuxedo shoes,
s o w h e n e ve r you’re online shopping, be on the lookout for an elegant menswear-inspired shoe. Ju lian ne Houg h is capitalizing on the plaid trend this season by incorporating it into the design of her smoking loafers that are being sold through Sole Society. Her partnership with the brand includes shoes that are among their bestselling items, including styles ranging from flats, to high-heels, to boots. The Cambria tassel loafer retails for $54.95 and features a navy, green, and yellow plaid print that will surely make them the standout piece of any ensemble. Their preppy look is further played up by the low-heel and tassels that accent the rounded toe. Wear these loafers with a pair of dark skinny jeans, a white oxford shirt, and a loose fitting cardigan in a coordinating color for a sophisticated classapproved look. Say goodbye to the peeptoe boot, and say hello to the latest and greatest way to show a little skin during the chilly fall months without sacrificing any style: the cut-out boot. This boot will save your toes from getting cold on your way to parties, and will still let you show a little skin, or an attentiongrabbing pair of socks. The Monti Cut-Out L e at h e r B o ot s f rom Topshop will instantly add an edge to any outfit because of their simple, black silhouette and cut-
outs on either side of the ankle. Held together by an ankle strap with a small gold buckle, these shoes stand at a modest heel height of two inches, and can be yours for $90. Pair these boots with a pair of cuffed black jeans, an oversized sweater, and a bright beanie, for a casual look to wear to your next party. Pe arls were s e en on t h e A l e x a n d e r McQueen and Valentino runways in a number of unconventional ways including on purses and gloves, but the tried and true pearl necklace reigned supreme as the best accessory featured on the catwalk. The Elegant Layered Faux Pearl Neck lace for $11.80 from Forever 21 is a perfect example of this trend done the right way. Three strands of dangling pearls are draped together to form a long necklace that would work well paired with a black dress. This look would be appropriate for a PHOTO COURTESY OF MCT CAMPUS dinner date or a holiday Boots are the fall shoe choice along with menswear-inspired accessories, party later in the coming along with the classic pearls making a comeback. months. Instead of buying the standard cross-body or making it perfect for purse for fall. shoulder bags that are everyone no matter what Always keep in mind seen on the shoulders of their style may be. when getting dressed girls everywhere, try out H&M’s take on this that an outfit is never the dual-handled Small trend is modernized with complete without the right Bag in dark blue from gold-detailing and can accessories. Investing in H&M. The dual-handled be turned in to a cross- a new purse or pair of bag is the classiest purse to body bag for a completely shoes is just as important hit store shelves this year, different look. For just to your fall wardrobe as and comes in a variety $49.95, you can get your the sweater that you plan of colors and textures, hands on the most popular on wearing with them.
November 1, 2013
Men's style featured in campus fashion show By Katie Ellis Rocket Contributor
Students Engaged in Living Fashion presented the first “Year of the Gentleman” show in the Smith Student Center Wednesday evening for young male professionals to learn how to dress for success, and discover the proper way to maintain their appearance. It’s no secret that men’s fashion doesn’t get as much coverage in the media as women’s fashion does said senior Public Relations major, Tyhira Stovall, 21, who was interested in organizing an event geared towards young men to get them interested in fashion and how it can benefit their career. “A man’s appearance is just as important as a woman’s,” Stovall said. “Especially if you’re going to go get a job, your appearance is the first thing we see and get judged on.” Stovall and her organization collaborated with the fraternities on campus and were able to secure the help of The Art of Shaving, Brooks Brothers, and the former fashion editor of the PostGazette, LaMont Jones Jr. People were gathered at the event to hear presentations from Jones and the store manager of The Art of Shaving, Sam Haybarger, speak about each of the elements important in maintaining a man’s appearance for each aspect of his life. Jones, 47, spoke first about the basic pieces that every man must have in their wardrobe including a crisp
white shirt, black lace-up shoes, and a timeless navy suit. He also stressed the importance of accoutrements, including a straw hat for the summer months, pocket squares to add a finishing touch to a suit, and when it’s appropriate to wear jewelry. “Being a gentleman is a tall order,” Jones said. “Clothes can add or detract from that. Every time you get dressed in the morning you send a message.” Appearance goes deeper than the ability to carry a suit, attitude and manners are also an important part of becoming a gentleman. A man’s clothes matter, but they aren’t the most important part of the entire package, attitude matters too, he said. Sam Haybarger, 39, a Slippery Rock alumnus, spoke next to the attentive crowd consisting mostly of young men, about how to achieve the best shave possible and the products that every man can use to do so. He shared the four-step process that every man should remember when shaving, namely preparation, lathering, shaving and moisturizing. “Shaving is truly an art form,” Haybarger said. Whenever men come in to The Art of Shaving, consultants ask questions about their skin care routine and fit them with products they can use to improve their skin. Haybarger also noted that employing proper shaving techniques, specifically razor pressure and noting the direction of facial hair growth can lead to a perfect shave.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIA HEINTZINGER Students Engaged in Living Fashion sponsored the first annual "Year of the Gentlemen" on Wednesday evening in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The show featured a variety of men's fashion and style options and provided those in attendance with tips to improve their wardrobe.
Among the young men in attendance at the event was graduate Criminology student, Corey Fraction, 24, who stared in a video education with those in attendance on how to find an inexpensive suit and transform it into a tailored masterpiece. Fraction went to a local thrift store and purchased a suit for $7.99 and had it adjusted to fit his frame for just $40. Fashion is important to him in all walks of life, in particular when it comes to dressing for the workplace. “It’s important to have a good image at work, especially when working with youth,” Fraction said. “Outside of work my style is more laid-back.” He also said he enjoyed each of the tips and tools he learned at the event, in particular the shaving advice he learned from Haybarger.
Fraction said washing his face before shaving was the best tip he learned, and that he will be going to The Art of Shaving for a consultation in the future. Junior Emerging Technology and Multimedia major, Ira Ritter, 20, attended the show because his fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha was one of the sponsors of the event. He walked away with many valuable tips about fashion from Jones, he said. “I liked LaMont Jones Jr.’s presentation,” Ritter said. “He gave in-depth reasoning and tips on what to wear and how to wear it.” Ritter was thankful for the advice shared from industry professionals, he said feeling that the young men of SRU now have the knowledge to dress for the workplace and make major strides in their careers.
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Davis also said she enjoyed throwing darts at mounted condom balloons. “I know that you shouldn’t use oilbased lubricants because they can deteriorate a condom,” Davis said. She added while laughing, “Also, it’s really hard to put condoms on feet!”But she agreed that Durex condoms seemed to stretch longer. Senior health and physical education major, Trevor Foley, 22, said he was thrilled by the number of students competing in the Safer Sex Olympics and was impressed by the amount of participation. “This is the first time we’ve done a
Halloween theme,” he said. “It really brought out a ton of people!” Foley said he noticed many of the students enjoyed putting condoms on an inflatable spider’s legs. “People got a real kick out of a lot of the games that Adagio Health shared with us,” Foley said. Foley explained that the HOPE Peer Education Mentors and Adagio Health do not promote sex and drinking to students, but realize that it is important to educate the campus with protection information. They aim to provide college-related health in a hopefully entertaining way, he said.
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Bass Player, Zachary Merrick, performs for the
Jack Barakat strums his guitar.
Alex, lead singer and guitarist, opens the show.
Zachary Merrick accompanies Alex Gaskarth and
Rian Dawson rocks out on the drums.
Jack Barakat singing during the opening set.
Student joins Jack and the rest of All Time Low
Rian Dawson plays the drums for beginning
song of the concert.
Alex sings the final song for their tour.
Alex Gaskarth sings "Remembering Sunday" as they perpare to close the show.
Photos and Design: Rebecca Dietrich/Assiantant Photo Editor
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