The Signal: Fall '13, No. 3

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Self-Designed majors at the college

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Vol. XXXIX, No. 3

September 11, 2013

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$7 million spent on Cromwell renovations

By Jonathan Machlin Staff Writer Last week, The Signal released part one of the two-part story on the changes to the College. This week, the story concludes with a detailed account of the construction efforts on the Library Café and Cromwell Hall. The Cromwell renovations cost $7,257,000, according to Stacy Schuster, associate vice president of College Relations. Costs of Construction The renovations to the Library Café and Cromwell Hall were costly. According to Schuster, the Library Café construction is costing a total of $499,000. The Library Café underwent major changes to the serving area, but not the sitting space. Cromwell, on the other hand, went through changes in many significant areas of the building. A large sum of money was put into it, and students were anxious to see and experience the results.

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The new Cromwell lounge provides students a place to relax and socialize. Cromwell Hall Renovations Returning students will notice that the renovations to Cromwell Hall, which took place during the entirety of the last two semesters, are finally complete. Updated plumbing throughout the building was one of the

new features, as well as new bathrooms, bathroom fixtures and fittings. The new floors, wall finishes and roof will help the visual of the building, as will corridor finishes, such as floors, walls, accent features and lighting. Some new electrical work

was also done, including new wireless throughout the building. The building lounge was gutted and brought about big changes. The laundry room was also revamped and the floor lounges received new floors, ceilings, fixtures and fittings. A

new entrance lobby, as well as lobby millwork and casework, were also part of the additions. Finally, there was an installation of security phones. The renovation of Cromwell Hall had been under discussion and part of the College’s asset renewal plans for many years, according to Schuster. The architect for the project was approved by the Board of Trustees in December 2010, and the design took approximately one year. Schuster said the hazardous material abatement started in May 2012. The construction itself started in July 2012 and was finished this past August, totaling 15 months of construction. However, the overall project is not entirely finished, Schuster stated. A few remaining details, which include building signage, glass and door installation in the lounge and column covers, are not yet finished, but should be completed around next week.

Activities Fair is a hit Two careers, one woman Many clubs pique interest

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Keyes-Maloney

Keyes-Maloney, left, explores sustainability in Alaska for the Green Team. By Jack Meyers News Editor

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Students browse the various clubs outside the Brower Student Center. By Jack Werner Correspondent

Over 175 student organization tables lined the sidewalks from the Brower Student Center to Eickhoff Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Perfect strangers talked, listened to recruitment speeches and, if convinced, exchanged emails for first meetings.

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Clubs ran the gamut. Pre-Dental? Check. MMA fighting? Check. Humanitarian Engineering? Check. Even Manhunt had its own table. For those who have any club ideas, starting a club is always an option, making it easy for everyone to get involved on campus. see ACTIVITIES page 3 Editorial / Page 9

Be prepared, listen to the community, respond with authenticity, inform and find a compromise. Jennifer Keyes-Maloney, the Ewing Township Council’s newest addition, not only advocates for these principles — she lives by them. Elected in January 2013 to the Council, Keyes-Maloney has lived in the town for almost 20 years, since she began studying public administration and history at Trenton State College. Now, after obtaining her Master’s in business administration and a degree in law, she works two jobs that at first glance might seem distinct and unlinked: She is, on one hand, a legislator for her beloved hometown and, on the other hand, a lobbyist for the

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NJ state public education. In fact, she finds that certain skills she has developed since her time at the TSC have been transferable across many job experiences. “What I’ve realized over the years is that life is going to take you in different directions, and you have to be flexible about it,” Keyes-Maloney said. “I never expected to do what I do now.” As assistant director of Government Relations at the Principals and Supervisors Association, she functions as a lobbyist for public principals and supervisors who are pursuing legislation relevant to their students and faculty. She must also communicate with legislators and coordinate these two operations to create effective education legislation that best suits all who are involved.

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Movie review “Fruitvale Station,” a twisted biopic

A mission to support Center for Sensory and Complex Disabilities

Sigma Kappa helps Sorority sisters fundraise for Alzheimer’s

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Self-designed majors cater to the individual By Natalie Kouba Managing Editor Most high school applicants can browse through a college website or brochure at the selection of over 50 majors and find a major that piques their interests. Undecided students can take a variety of courses and find a curriculum to dedicate their college career. But some students find the offerings limited and decide to make their college experiences work for their interests. Mackenzie Hickey, junior English and writing/publishing self-designed double major, decided to make her major work for her. “I knew I definitely wanted to study English but that it wouldn’t be enough on its own,” Hickey said. “I played with the idea of adding a few minors, but I just wasn’t totally satisfied. However, once I read more about the selfdesign option, I knew that was the right thing for me.” Although somewhat unconventional, self-design majors are becoming more popular at the College and on other campuses. Self-designed programs began in the 1960s and in 2010 more than 100 institutions had self-design majors, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Besides the College, there are numerous other institutions, such as William and Mary University and Tulane University, that offer this option to students. “This is particularly attractive for students who are prepared to undertake extensive work in interdisciplinary areas like biochemistry, cognitive science, environmental studies, political economy and religious studies,” said Richard Kamber, coordinator of the self-design major program at the College. The self-design major program began about five

years ago after students showed interest in officially acknowledging it as a major at the College. At the College, there are several different requirements for the self-design major. This is by no means a lazy alternative to pre-designed majors. Any student who wants to even consider designing a major has to have at least a 3.0 grade point average. Then the planning can begin. Timing is important when declaring a major, especially a self-designed one. The proposal for the major has to be created and submitted by the student before his or her first semester of junior year. In the proposal, at least 12 courses that would help fulfill said major must be selected and considered, half of which must be at the 300 or 400 level. A capstone proposal must also be designed by the student and included as one of these courses. In order for a major to be approved, the chairs of the departments where most of the courses for the designed major are being taken would have to approve the major itself. Another thing to consider for students who go the selfdesigned major path is what potential employers would think of a student who had designed his or her own major, for better or for worse. But Lynette Harris from Career Services does not think this major is much different when it comes to looking for jobs. “The ability to market one’s self via skills and experiences is what allows a student to stand out, not the major itself,” Harris said. As with any college experience, it is important to do internships to try and seal a job for after graduation. Another advantage of the self-designed major is it may show future employers that the student showed initiative.

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At the College, students seek success and joy.

There are many extra steps to be considered when designing a major, so students have to be dedicated to their particular area of study to be successful in the major. “I just knew that studying English on its own, without a minor, wasn’t going to be enough for me,” Hickey said. “I also knew that I definitely wanted to pursue publishing, so it made sense to create a major based on that since TCNJ didn’t offer one.” Self-design majors are definitely not for everyone, but this new trend can be a great way to steer yourself in a direction you are really interested in. Although it may not necessarily give you any sort of a leg up when it finally comes to job searching, you might really love your major in the end, after working so hard to design it.

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One of the clubs, Net Impact, is an organization that seeks to “promote corporate social responsibility,” said the club’s president, Erik Moutenot, a junior international business major. This semester, Net Impact will host TOMS Day Without Shoes, a day when the entire campus can walk to class barefoot. According to Soles4Souls, a global nonprofit organization, over 300 million children worldwide are without shoes. Net Impact hopes this campaign will help spread awareness about this phenomenon and lead to more business-based solutions. Across the sidewalk from Net Impact, members of the Circus Club were inciting excitement in students with juggling, hula-hooping and their presentation featuring student unicyclists dressed in the traditional circus attire. The

College’s Circus Club, formerly the Juggling Club, not only teaches how to juggle, hula-hoop and unicycle, but also invites students to perform with them at select events on and off campus. “Our number one goal is to have fun and relax,” junior history major Steve Santamaria said. “But also it’s about encouraging Circus Arts — they’re a dying art form. Of course, though, it’s still about entertainment — you’ll never see so many people laugh, smile and cheer for you.” The club travels weekly to the Katzenbach School for the deaf to teach juggling classes in the well-known whimsical fashion of hand-eye coordination and intense focus. If you missed this year’s Student Activities Fair, do not fret. Most clubs have only had their first meeting so far, so there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved.

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Various organizations inform students about activities and show them a good time. Nevertheless, the social experience was truly the point of the Activities Fair. A chance to meet face to face with an organization

you are interested in could shape the rest of your college career. As was apparent on Wednesday, students involved in more than one

club were able to interact with students from a broader category of interests. So if you want to be involved, go above and beyond.

the CSCD’s crew. The CSCD has different divisions to meet the needs of the diverse participants of the program. One of these divisions is the Work Skills Preparation Program, headed by one of the College’s alumni, Kelly Reymann. Reymann, class of 2003, has devoted over eight years to deafblind and special needs education and is the project director for the WSP program at the College. The WSP program works with students with special needs to “teach them skills, like ways that they could access their money, or pay for a purchase,” Reymann explained. The social skills that are taught to these students ready them for jobs they may have in the future. “We have the students actually

go to work, and our staff provides support,” Reymann said. Through the WSP program, many students have acquired jobs on campus in The Library Café or at The Atrium in Eickhoff. Outside of the College, the WSP program has managed to find jobs for students at venues like the Trenton Thunder, Marshalls and the New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company. “We have this belief that all people with disabilities are capable and able to work in the community. It is our job to be creative and tenacious in finding that match and job carving it out,” Reymann said. CSCD has also become a great resource for College students who are interested in working with complex disabilities.

Nicholas Schade, senior special education and history double major, was able to get a jumpstart on gaining experience in his intended work field while still in his third year. The CSCD is also working on a project called the Support Service Providers that endeavors to teach any and all students interested how to provide assistance to people with complex disabilities. Schade expressed his view on some interactions he has witnessed at the College between students without special needs and those who have them. “People are just not really sure what to do about it … there is an etiquette to interacting with people who are blind that most people are generally not aware of,” Schade said.

A mission that does not fall on deaf ears By Kelly Davila Correspondent

The Center for Sensory and Complex Disabilities was brought to the College by Jerry G. Petroff, the center’s program director. While CSCD does focus on the deaf and visually impaired, that is not to say that qualifications to participate in the program are restricted to these characteristics. “We also are concerned about those students and those children and people that have the most significant disabilities, the most complex … because those are the people that don’t get the things that they need,” Petroff said. Along with programs for the deaf and blind, the CSCD also welcomes those with physical

disabilities and intellectual disabilities, such as having an IQ less than 70. At the College, CSCD will be busy carrying out its plans for this year’s Blindness Awareness Month. October has been recognized as the official month of BAM in New Jersey since 2009 and has expanded to include 43 other states across the country. The Center has planned events which include showing a film and hosting a follow-up discussion, staging a band night at the RAT, and bringing speakers to the campus who can shed light on the issues occurring today in the deaf-blind community. Although BAM is a huge part of the CSCD’s work on campus, it is not the only program run by

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Penis drawn, public urine 2020 Games to Tokyo By Jack Meyers News Editor Campus Police were dispatched to the rear entrance lobby of Wolfe Hall on a report of criminal mischief on Monday, Sept. 2. When Campus Police arrived, they observed three penises drawn in black marker, and the letters “T, B” on the doors of the rear entrance. College Facilities was called to remove the crude imagery. … The fire alarm sounded in Travers Hall at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, and everyone was immediately evacuated. The scene was observed as having a haze in the air and a powdery white substance on the floor, according to Campus Police, who were dispatched to the site and found a discharged fire extinguisher upon their arrival. Campus Police removed the fire extinguisher and logged it in evidence. … Campus Police were dispatched to Travers Hall on report of a suspicious person at 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. The

male suspect was initially reported to be intoxicated and wandering the first floor of Travers. Campus Police found the suspect in Lot 12 near the Rec Center with a bag of chips in one hand and his shoe in the other hand. He smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking three beers at offcampus houses, according to Campus Police. …

A Campus Police officer on vehicle duty at 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, reported a male student urinating onto a grassy area behind Wolfe Hall. He told Campus Police that he was waiting for a food delivery and could not wait to go back to his room in the towers. The suspect was issued a summons for public urination and advised of his pending court date. …

An intoxicated female who was reported to Campus Police at 1:55 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8 admitted to drinking four shots of liquor and a beer. Lions EMS had already evaluated her health when Campus Police arrived and observed an empty bottle of lemon liquor and six empty shot glasses on the floor near her roommate’s bed. When asked, the suspect evaded questions as to the ownership of the bottle, according to reports. … On Sunday, Sept. 8, at 2:40 a.m. an intoxicated female was reported to Campus Police from the Wolfe Hall main office. The suspect was found laying on the floor in front of her room and did not have her room key or ID. According to Campus Police, her breath smelled strongly of alcohol and she had slurred speech. The suspect admitted to drinking “maybe three beers” at an unknown location on-campus and later added that she was also drinking at a party. She was issued a summons for underage drinking.

E-Cigs, an issue for kids By Courtney Wirths Photo Editor

bubble, according to CNBC.

• The United States has seen a recent spike in the popularity of the Southern favorite — fried chicken. The variations of the once simple dish are making their way north, even to upscale restaurants in Manhattan and Boston, according to the Wall Street Journal. • The American mink fur business used to be small, but it has now gone global with the rising popularity of fur among Chinese women. Sapphire and black pelts are considered especially fashionable this season, according to Bloomberg. • After a long courtroom battle with retailer Macy’s over rights to Martha Stewart products, J.C. Penny has decided it no longer wants to carry the designer’s home goods. CEO Mike Ullman says Stewart’s designs aren’t selling well, according to CNBC. • JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest bank in the United States, announced to colleges last week that it will stop new college loans this coming October. The change is further evidence of the growing concern over the student debt

• The FDA is looking to put out new regulations on electronic cigarettes within the next month. The decision came after a government study saw a sharp increase in e-cigarettes among adolescents, according to the Wall Street Journal. • Tokyo, Japan was selected as the site for the 2020 Summer Olympic games. The hope is that the selection will help Japan to pull out of struggles from both a slow economy and recent natural disasters, according to the New York Times. • Apple Inc. is, in a long anticipated deal, planning to send both the new high-end iPhone as well as the less expensive iPhone to China. China Mobile Ltd. is the largest mobile network carrier in the world, according to the Wall Street Journal. • Carl Ichan announced on Monday that he will not make any further attempts to block the buyout and privatization of Dell Inc. The activist investor, owning 9 percent of the company, had claimed that the deal offered by Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake was too cheap, according to the Wall Street Journal.

CUB allocated funds for upcoming lecture

By Julie Kayzerman Nation & World Editor

The College Union Board made its mark in this week’s Student Finance Board meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4, presenting four special appropriation requests in hopes of receiving funding. Heated discussion hit SFB during conversation of CUB’s request for funding of “TCNJ Glow,” a version of “Life in Color: Day Glow” for the College. “I’m concerned about the risk,” student government representative Tom Verga said. “With this event, we’re putting students at risk.” Several members of SFB were concerned about the details of this event as the word

“rave” is often associated with alcohol and drugs. However, a motion to zero-fund passed by a vote of 7-6. “I’m not ready to fund it,” sophomore representative Tom Athan said. “But I think it has a whole lot of potential.” The event was tabled indefinitely by SFB, giving CUB the opportunity to come back with a better proposal. However, with a split vote, CUB allocated funding for $28,648 to go toward their annual fall lecture with the options of Josh Radnor, Zach Braff and Kenan Thompson. The motion passed despite certain members agreeing with senior representative Sam Hoffer who felt that “this is an absurd amount of money.”

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SFB executive director Milana Lazareva heads this week’s meeting.

But that wasn’t all for the club on campus. Presenting for “A Night of Comedy With The Lampshades and Mixed Signals,” CUB allocated funding for $7,648. “This really irks me because we already gave them money for a comedy show in the fall and they have one in the

spring,” Hoffer said. However, senior representative Liz Kamel felt that “they have great people coming and it’s a night of good, clean fun.” The only unanimous vote of the day went to CUB’s event of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” featuring TMT.

Clothing line and newsletter discussed

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Sadia Tahir talks about a diversity newsletter. By Natalie Kouba Managing Editor

At last week’s Student Government meeting, vice president of administration and finance Tom Verga introduced

the possibility of bringing Zipcars to the College. “I’ve talked with Princeton and I’ve talked to Montclair’s head of parking services,” Verga said. “We are actually going to end up pushing this project and I’m going to meet with the administrator soon.” Vice president of equity and diversity Sadia Tahir shared several updates on behalf of her committee. A newsletter, Diversity University, which will aim to provide an information outlet for diverse groups on campus, will be released toward the end of September, according to Tahir. The newsletter will include event information and possibly interviews from cultural, religious, ethnic and sexual orientation organizations on campus. “It’s going to be one place where you can read up on everything that’s going on with those organizations,” Tahir said. “I think it’s a really good idea because it kind of unites multi-ethnic, sexual orientation (organizations) under one booklet. It’s a win-win for all of us.” Tahir also announced the Can I Kiss You? campaign, which will start up in the beginning of fall. The

committee hopes to bring speaker Mike Domitrz to the College to discuss consent and safe dating. “I think it would be a really good idea to have him on campus,” Tahir said. The committee is additionally looking to bring back the Liberty in North Korea event from last semester. The first Eickhoff themed dinner night, planned by the student services committee, is expected to take place on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The theme for the night will be a “Grand Slam Eick Dinner,” featuring popular baseball foods, such as hot dogs and an ice cream sundae bar. Sophomore class representatives announced their design plans for a clothing line with the theme, “#onlyatTCNJ.” “We are basically going to touch on a bunch of TCNJ characters that everybody knows,” sophomore class president Shap Bahary said. One T-shirt design in the works will feature a picture of Big Larry on the front and “How you?” on the back, including “#onlyatTCNJ.”

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U.S. waits for decision on Syria, UK denies involvement

By Jackie Kraus Staff Writer

With the world watching anxiously, the United Kingdom made the quick decision to stay out of the chaos by not offering international response to Syria’s chemical weapon pandemonium. Prime Minister David Cameron had previously vowed to remain diplomatically involved, so Parliament’s near immediate decision may have come as a surprise to some, according to BBC. Cameron was unsuccessful in gaining support from Parliament to stand behind Obama’s plan for military strikes against Bashar Hafez al-Assad. The White House response to this rejection was less than friendly. They were “bungled by Cameron”

and this was “embarrassing for Cameron,” Parliament told The New York Times. Without Britain’s support, Obama may end up unintentionally isolating himself, if the decision goes sour, according to BBC. Even though Cameron voted in favor of using force, he made a statement saying the overall decision of Parliament was only one of regret, but not of rethinking. “I won’t be bringing back plans for British participation in military action,” Cameron told BBC. Group of Twenty, a group of 20 finance ministers and bank governors from the world’s 20 major economies, met Thursday, Sept. 6, for the summit of world leaders in St. Petersburg. The dominating topic was Obama and French President Francois Hollande’s united push for

“limited military strikes against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.” But aside from France, no other country agreed to give military support, according to Fox News. With America’s usual British partnerin-force out of the running, it is unclear how things will progress. Many fear that this strike will only lead to inevitable conflict that ends up dragging in Western countries anyway. Whether the UK has made the right decision cannot yet be determined, and it is becoming hazy as to wonder whether America is going in the right direction either. Which side is better to support? On the one hand the rebels are killing Christians and prisoners and on the other, Assad is using chemical weapons. Technically,

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Anti-war protests are taking place outside of the White House. neither side is a friend nor is there significant national interest served in either case worth expending resources.

As plan fails, cancer patient awaits ‘Obamacare’

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Cancer patient Bev Veals needs chemotherapy but is now uninsured by her health plan.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coping with advanced cancer, Bev Veals was in the hospital for chemo this summer when she

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Camden: the new WTC?

Waterfront Renaissance Associates are considering building a new world trade center on a Camden site that formerly housed a state prison. Two years after death, parents sue The parents of a Slippery Rock University basketball player, who died two years ago after collapsing during an intense practice, have sued the school and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. They are saying their son wasn’t screened for the sickle cell trait that contributed to his death and school officials didn’t do enough to help him. All information from AP

got a call that her health plan was shutting down. Then, the substitute insurance she was offered wanted her to pay up to $3,125, on top of premiums. It sounds like one of those insurance horror stories President Barack Obama told to sell his health overhaul to Congress, but Veals wasn’t in the clutches of a profit-driven company. Instead, she’s covered by Obama’s law — one of about 100,000 people with serious medical issues in a financially troubled government program. Raw political divisions over health care have clouded chances of a fix for the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, leaving families like Veals and her husband Scott to juggle the consequences. That’s not a good omen for solving other problems that could surface with “Obamacare.” “You don’t advertise one thing and then give the customer another thing,” said Veals, 49, who lives near Wilmington, N.C. “I finally felt for the first time going through this cancer that I had something dependable, and somebody pulled the plug.”

In a statement, the federal Health and Human Services department said the program “continues to provide excellent coverage.” But the department said it was unable to provide current enrollment numbers, which might reflect the impact of belt-tightening this summer that led North Carolina and 16 other states to turn their programs over to federal officials. Known as PCIP, the program was intended as a temporary lifeline for people denied insurance because of medical problems. Jan. 1 is when Obama’s law will forbid insurers from turning away people in poor health. At the same time, virtually all Americans will be required to have coverage. Many who are currently uninsured will be able to get tax credits to help pay premiums. Bev Veals had been uninsured for 27 months before she was able to get on the North Carolina PCIP plan early in 2011. She considers herself a strong supporter of Obama’s law.

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Olympic bid creates hope for Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A half-century after the 1964 Tokyo games heralded Japan’s reemergence from destruction and defeat in World War II, the city’s triumphant bid to host the 2020 games is giving this aging nation a chance to revive both its sagging spirits and its stagnating economy. “In most competitions, if you don’t win a gold medal, you can also win maybe a bronze one,” Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose told reporters in Buenos Aires after the International Olympic Committee chose his city to host the 2020 summer games. “In this battle, there was only the gold.” Japan is counting on the games to boost both the economy and morale. Already, Olympics hopes have lifted share prices in construction, real estate and tourism-related companies. The news from over the weekend helped boost Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 share benchmark by 2.2 percent by midmorning Monday. Hundreds of Japanese athletes and officials gathered downtown for the early morning announcement shouted “Banzai!” jumping up and down and hugging in unusually demonstrative reactions to the announcement the International Olympic Committee had opted for Tokyo’s guarantees of safety and stability, despite the festering nuclear crisis in its northeast. The decision suggests IOC members were convinced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reassurances that

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Citizens form ‘Thank You’ in response to the International Olympic Committee choosing Tokyo to host the 2020 games.

radiation leaks from the nuclear plant wrecked in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster pose no threat to Tokyo or the games. The 1964 games were relatively bare bones by today’s standards. “There were no facilities, no food to eat; no barbells; no place to practice. That was what it was like,” said Yoshinobu Miyake, a featherweight weightlifting gold medalist at the 1964 games who recalls walking the streets of Tokyo with a crooked barbell in hand, looking for a place to practice. “But still, we had to win — so it was a country that managed to go on with just a hungry spirit, a Japanese spirit,” he said. To prepare for the 1964 games, Japan rushed to build expressways and

introduced its first high-speed “Shinkansen” bullet trains. The games won it worldwide recognition for its growing affluence and economic power, and were a turning point for the country’s athletics, as it captured 16 golds, 29 medals in total, trailing only the United States and Soviet Union. This time, many here consider the Olympics a symbol of recovery both from economic stagnation and from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that left more than 19,000 people dead or missing on Japan’s northeast coast. “From here on, things will get better,” said Yoko Kurahashi, 65, whose high school was just across the street from Tokyo’s Metropolitan Gymnasium, the site for the 1964 games gymnastics and water polo competitions.

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Remembering 9/11

I look down at my phone and the time says 9:11 p.m. A professor says to read pages nine through 11 in a handout. As a member of the generation who lived through Sept. 11, 2001, that date and those numbers are forever a reminder of one of the worst days in our nation’s history. For a couple seconds, I am taken back to the couch in the living room. My parents speaking in hushed tones and that television screen with headlines I could barely read, but images I understood. It’s a shame that it takes a disaster to remind us of our patriotism and unity as a country, but it does. From the sadness of that day, my mind quickly jumps to Americans in the following weeks. I am immediately sitting in the stands of my town’s baseball stadium. The floodlights fill the field and every seat has a face in it. Despite all these people, it is perfectly quiet. Heads are bowed for a moment of silence. The rest of the night was filled with teary-eyed patriotic songs, candles in aluminum-foil holders and hugs with strangers. Driving to school the following mornings, almost every porch had a flag. Barns and silos nailed stars and stripes that you could see from miles away. Everyone wanted to read the morning paper. Trips to the local grocery store took a little longer. Everyone wanted to check in with each other and ask that awful question, “Who did you know?” and “How are you doing?” The sadness that floated on Americans’ words was genuine. After my several-second travel back to 2001, I return to my day. I am back in class or doing homework once again. For those of us who are members of the generation who lived through Sept. 11, 2001, these little reminders in our day serve as built-in moments of silence. The small reminders can remove us from the buzzing of political debates, economic troubles, whatever the issue of the day is and make us stop for a few seconds to think about where we were that day, as we feel a quick pang of that same unanimous ache. This year, on Sept. 11, I know most people won’t be attending a memorial service. I know, we all most likely have classes and meetings to attend. That’s OK. Our ability to keep on living is what helped us to recover from the disaster. I just ask the next time your lunch comes to $9.11 or your coworker has kids ages nine and 11, that you stop for a moment. I hope that you are willing to take a few seconds from your day to remember a patriotic song in a baseball stadium or a small flag in your neighbor’s mums.

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Quotes of the Week “I thought of how grateful I am that I can perform everyday tasks.” — senior international studies major Elizabeth Maricic on Ultra Violet Week

“At a certain point, you owe it to your town. I know that sounds hokey, but this is my home now. I’ve chosen to stay here, and if my skills can help make it a better place, then I think I have a duty to do that”

— Jennifer Keyes-Maloney, assistant director of government relations at the Principals and Supervisors Association

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Positive internship experience Gym a bit rusty Learning from inconveniences By Brielle Urciuoli

This article was written in response to Hillary Siegel’s “Unlikely internship lessons,” published on Sept. 4.

Cartoon by Mariska Voell and Michael Yarish

Internship experiences don’t always meet students’ expectations, but it is important to make the most of them. By Julie Kayzerman Nation & World Editor I had a different internship experience this summer that truly validated my desire to be a journalist. I interned this summer at Metro in downtown New York City as a features reporter. Sure, the paper isn’t The Philadelphia Inquirer, but it’s a free daily

newspaper that has a widespread distribution in NYC, Boston and Philadelphia. It taught me how a real newsroom is run, how to conduct myself as a professional reporter and several valuable skills regarding my intended field from an extremely supportive staff. I loved the pressure of receiving five different article assignments at once and learning how to prioritize

my stories and consult with publicists to conduct interviews. Although there was not a day where I did not have an article, an interview or a webpost to write up, I never found myself hating being bombarded by work, but rather loved the feeling of working hard, being productive and seeing my byline published in print. I had the enjoyable opportunities to interview a variety of authors, travel to midtown to interview Ashanti on the red carpet, and attend a press conference with Selena Gomez and Ethan Hawke. Of course, in order to do these things, I had to commute to the city using public transportation and often had several subway trips uptown for interviews. However, as a person prone to motion and car sickness, the commute actually didn’t bother me very much, because I was getting a great experience. Yes, it was rough spending money for commute with no salary coming in and trips were boring and uncomfortable, but this was an investment worth taking for my future career. In addition, I really found value in learning how to commute and understand the subway systems to independently get around the city successfully. I had an extremely positive experience interning this summer. I was able to look past the annoyances by really valuing the opportunities and skills it provided me, which will definitely be beneficial toward my goal of becoming a reporter — a goal that was seriously affirmed in my mind after my internship this summer.

Treadmill junkies and iron-pumpers alike want a comfortable workout environment. If rusty weights and cardio machines that are squeaky, frequently unavailable and usually broken is what you are looking for, then the College’s Personal Enhancement Center is the place for you! It’s acceptable for people to leave a good weight-lifting session covered in sweat or lifting chalk. But rust? Copper-colored hands seem to be a theme for the College’s weights and kettlebells. It seems that the humidity and age finally caught up to the gym’s equipment. Next, what’s worse than calling ahead of time to reserve a treadmill or elliptical machine and showing up to realize you will evidently be “that person” squeaking through your whole workout? No matter how loud gym-goers turn up the volume on their iPods, that noise is painfully inescapable. What if you don’t call to reserve the machine at all? Between the limited amount of treadmills and the fact that nearly half of them will be broken at any given time, you might just be forced to get rusty with the weightlifters at the other side of the PEC. Despite the crowds, rust, squeaks and other PEC problems, most of us still resort to going there weekly, or even daily, to get in shape. While there are great Zumba, yoga, crossfit and other workout classes available, the PEC is still home to those who choose to workout on their own. Should their workouts be compromised just because they’re not class-lovers or varsity athletes? The obvious answer is no. Avid PEC-goers and supporters might argue that it has all the basic necessities that a gym should have. Looking from a bare minimum standpoint, one might say they are right. But is updated equipment and a little more elbow room asking for too much? Hopefully these issues get addressed sooner rather than later.

Obama is falling short of his ‘red line’

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The situation in Syria is much too volatile for the United States to be playing political football. By Michael Nunes Staff Writer Does Obama really care about intervening in Syria? Well, if he did, he would have done so way before the death toll ticked over 100,000. At

this point, Obama has to save face after he said chemical weapons would be a “red line,” and those responsible would be punished. I mean, it was an honest mistake. How was he supposed to know that a government willing to use

machine guns, tanks and air strikes against its own people would use saran gas? It was completely unforeseeable. Now I believe Obama is a smart man. After all, he went to Harvard. I trust he has the common sense to know that bombing the crap out of an authoritarian regime does not end in rainbows and sunshine, but instead blood and vengeance. Essentially, a military solution to the Syria crisis would cause further animosity toward the West. Russia, China and Iran are completely against any kind of military action in the region and would much rather see Assad stay in power. When it comes to allies, not too many other powers are seriously willing to back us up. Britain — who with France helped

to lift the European Union arms embargo to Syria — has recently backed out. Last month, parliament voted to not use military force on Syria by a vote of 272 to 285, despite British Primeminister David Cameron’s backing of military intervention. The only country that seems willing to assist us is France. President François Hollande stated he is willing to support a U.S. led military intervention. So with eroding allies, strong international opposition by two members of the UN Security Council — not to mention coming out of two wars in a similar region of the world — why should we send in troops? In reality, this is Washington political football at its finest. The President could, if he really wanted to, order strikes

through executive order. He has done so already in Libya and Pakistan. Why ask Congress now for permission to launch military strikes against a sovereign nation? It almost seems irresponsible to trust something of this caliber to a branch of government more fit to name post offices than declare war. So now it’s up to Congress to act, taking some of the pressure off Obama. If Congress approves, then it will share some of the blame for the horrible aftermath. If it refuses to send military aid, then Obama could go around blaming Congress for not letting him send troops to end the conflict. So right now it’s fourth and long for western intervention in Syria, and Obama just threw Congress a Hail Mary.

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Sorority raises Alzheimer’s awareness there

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Sigma Kappa’s Ultra Violet Week rallies over $1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

By Nicole Ferrito Staff Writer

Kicking off the school year with the third annual Ultra Violet Week philanthropy event, the College’s Sigma Kappa sorority held a series of activities throughout the week to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone is diagnosed with the debilitating disease every 68 seconds, and there is no way to reverse it. Fortunately,

there are ways to cope with the disease and to keep the mind as healthy as possible. One of Sigma Kappa’s first events was a memory game show. Members of other organizations on campus were quizzed on their knowledge of ’90s television shows and music. They were also tested on the facts of Alzheimer’s. Amy E. Matthews, the associate director of education and training at the Alzheimer’s Association, spoke on Thursday night on behalf of Sigma Kappa’s philanthropy

event. She showed video clips of patients with the disease and their caregivers and discussed some of the main symptoms. Matthews emphasized one common misconception of Alzheimer’s. “Most importantly, dementia is not a disease — it’s just the symptoms,” she said. She also stressed the importance of getting a diagnosis as soon as symptoms occur. The Alzheimer’s Association, which has a presence in 14 counties in New Jersey, helps not only the patients, but their families and caregivers as well, Matthews said. Although there is no way to prevent the disease, there are many ways to keep a patient’s mind sharp. “Take a different way to school. Make yourself think. Instead of writing down someone’s number, try and remember it,” Matthews said. These exercises showed students first-hand the difficulties of the disease. “I thought of how grateful I am that I can perform everyday tasks,” senior international

studies major and member of Sigma Kappa Elizabeth Maricic said after the speech. The sorority finished out its week with its second annual “Driving Out Alzheimer’s” Car Show. 35 participants from the surrounding community displayed their unique, novelty cars in Lot 4 at the College. Both students and town residents strolled through the lot, choosing their favorites. “We felt it was a really good idea to bring in the campus community and the people outside of college,” said Michelle Rogoff, the sorority’s philanthropy chair and junior math, science and technology major. “Before I joined a sorority or even started this event, I didn’t realize how much awareness was needed for this disease.” One participant, Bill Kraft, has shown his cars both years. When asked his connection to the sorority’s philanthropy, the owner of the 1955 Studebaker recalled the recent passing of his mother, who lost her life to Alzheimer’s. Kraft won both the Sigma Kappa’s Choice award and the

Most Memorable Car award at the show. Walt Ludeke, associate director of the Alzheimer’s Association, spoke at the car show. He discussed some of the main responsibilities of the association, such as providing free consultation for families, early onset awareness classes, and organizing a summer camp for the children of patients with early onset Alzheimer’s. “Keep on doing as much as you can, and you have no idea how much we appreciate it,” Ludeke said. Throughout the week, members of Sigma Kappa sold purple ribbons, hair ties and elephant ribbons to raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness. The girls explained that purple represented the color of the Alzheimer Association and the elephants represent memory. “An elephant never forgets,” Sigma Kappa member and junior psychology major, Su Fen Lubitz said. The sorority raised over $1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Rapid naps are the cure for drowsiness By Andreia Bulhao Staff Writer I think I speak for all of us when I say I love sleep. But as a college student, I often find getting that rest can be a challenge. As the semester begins to roll into full swing, you can bet many students are already feeling the pressures of classwork and time management. So what is the result? All-nighters. The habit of spending the night doing your work rather than resting has been sweeping across college campuses for as long as we can remember. It is not uncommon to see our friends in the library or residential lounges attempting to cram for an exam or catch up on assignments at all hours of the night. And although it may seem like a good idea at the time, sleep deprivation can essentially have a more negative effect on your body and your studies than we all seem to acknowledge.

Sleep is known to play a critical role in your memory and your ability to think and learn. So why do we think it is academically beneficial to lose sleep in an effort to finish our schoolwork? Lack of sleep impairs your alertness, concentration and abilities to reason and problem solve. This makes it difficult to absorb information throughout our class time efficiently. Sleep cycles throughout the night also help with your memory. If you don’t get those crucial hours of rest, your brain loses its ability to remember and process what you learned throughout the day. So, in the long run, perhaps it is possible that getting a proper night’s sleep throughout the semester will allow you to remember more of what you learned so that cramming can be avoided. Understanding the impact lack of sleep can have on our bodies as well as our academic performance is crucial to getting around it. There are many solutions to en-

suring that your body is well rested. For example, you can rely on the quick fix of a nap. Napping can be beneficial for a boost of energy throughout the day, but only when done so in a time frame that is aware of the sleeping cycle. For example, taking a 10- to 20-minute nap is ideal for a power boost in energy and alertness, according to some experts, simply because it’s timed before the early stages of non-rapid eye movement (NREM). However, taking a 30-minute nap can do just the opposite, causing something researchers call sleep inertia, which leaves you groggy instead of energetic. It is also important to avoid napping too close to your actual bedtime for too long, as it can throw off your actual sleeping pattern. Another important tip is to avoid doing any type of schoolwork in bed. It is important to remember to keep your workspace separate from your sleeping space, as it can eventually cause insomnia. If you are accustomed to constantly doing work in a place of rest, it may become difficult to actually fall asleep when you put down the books.

Try taking the initiative to complete your work in the library instead, thereby keeping your room a place for rest. Finally, remember to stick to a schedule. This includes managing your time to complete your work at reasonable hours of the day so all-nighters can be avoided. Remember that by forgetting to pace yourself with work and spending an entire night without rest, you are actually doing yourself a disservice when it comes to writing that paper or preparing for that exam. Do yourself a favor and plan out your day, including times for work, time with friends and time for sleep. Properly juggling these aspects of your college career is key to a healthy body.

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Lack of sleep is a lack of reason.

Council / Alumna lobbies to engage Ewing

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Before she began at the PSA, she had already been doing lobbyist work for the NJ State Judiciary Courts. This experience lent Keyes-Maloney the fundamental understanding of state government, budgets and legislation that she now uses on a daily basis. As councilwoman, her responsibilities are not terribly different. She deals with budgets and legislation and, of course, she sits in on Council meetings to listen and respond efficiently to the concerns of Ewing residents. “The lobbying … aspect of my job at the court and then the lobbying aspect of my job at PSA ended up helping in terms of knowing … how a budget works and how resolutions happen,” Keyes-Maloney said, adding that ordinances are just laws writ small. Above the Ewing Council’s role as both a legislative and budgetary body, it also serves as a vehicle for community engagement. Under that broad umbrella falls anything that might affect residents and which

council members, such as Keyes-Maloney, advance in the name of township-wide modifications or campaigns. For instance, Keyes-Maloney is the Council’s liaison to Ewing’s Green Team, which is a board of Ewing citizens who do community outreach and programming to promote sustainable activities among all residents. The Green Team is currently doing legwork for an anti-idling campaign, which Keyes-Maloney cited as an example of the Council’s efforts to authentically engage and cater to residents’ concerns. “Our job as council people is to reflect the needs and wants of the members of the community,” KeyesMaloney said. Keyes-Maloney not only has lived in the town for many years, but she also studied here and has a deep passion for interpersonal communications — a skill she began to harness when she worked in publishing while attending TSC. “At a certain point you owe it to your town,” Keyes-Maloney said. “I know that sounds hokey, but

this is my home now. I’ve chosen to stay here, and if my skills can help make it a better place, then I think I have a duty to do that.” Before she attends NJ Legislature’s bi-weekly meetings, which occur only when they are in session, she must prepare well in advance so she can ask questions and respond to any concerns that legislators may have about her recommendations and proposed amendments. “You need to do your reading,” Keyes-Maloney said, referring to a habit she was familiar with from Law school. Since Legislature agendas are only set one week prior to meetings, there is much to prepare in advance: formulating amendments, offering suggestions, and sometimes developing a press release for the public. “My boss at the judiciary used to tell me ‘our job was to fix the bills that are a problem, and to make the good bills better,’” she said, “and that’s by and large what I am doing.”

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Bill Nye the Dancing Guy

Campus Style By Heather Hawkes Columnist After a whole summer of reinventing your wardrobe in anticipation of fresh trends, you find yourself facing a closet with absolutely nothing to wear. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Luckily for your wallet, the fix doesn’t involve buying more clothes. The solution is to get inspired. Allow yourself to pull new ideas from a character in a movie, the theme of a song or even the location of a current event. Take any element of interest from that particular source and incorporate it into your wardrobe! Still not catching the wave? Here are a few examples:

By Johnanthony Alaimo Columnist

Cinema Chic If it’s Sunday night and you’re cuddled up with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s chocolate fudge brownie while watching “Pirates of the Caribbean,” let Monday’s ensemble reflect the vintage nautical flair of Captain Jack Sparrow by coupling an off-the-shoulder peasant blouse and skinny jeans with a rustic brown riding boot and some eclectic jewelry. Now that you have a whole new perspective on how to inspire your wardrobe, go run with it! Soak up every color, texture, pattern and theme you are exposed to, and find a cool new way to incorporate that into tomorrow’s unique look. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. After all, the key to pulling off any look is confidence.

A Symphony of Style Your alarm clock radio wakes you up to Metalica’s legendary ballad, “Fade to Black,” which immediately gives you the license to pull off the “all-black everything” obsession, or even be inspired to do something as simple as throw a fitted leather jacket over a delicate white dress to create a heaven vs. hell edgy combination. The Revolutionary Ensemble Perhaps you have been following the Egyptian Revolution and recent buzz surrounding its first democratically elected president. You could combine your chic maxi dress with a Cleopatra-inspired gold headpiece and an assortment of chunky, Egyptian bangles.

Let your favorite music genres influence your wardrobe.

The Queen of Pop and Pop Rocks herself, Miss Britney Spears, is counting down to something. On her official Facebook page and website, the singer has had a countdown for a couple of weeks now, hinting that something will be revealed on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Speculation is running wild, but most seem to believe she’ll reveal her eighth studio album on that date. However, I think we should give room to more theories. Maybe it’s a countdown to the end of time (Britney did say keep on dancing until the world ends, and she has not been dancing). Or perhaps it’s a slow tick toward Britney and JT getting back together. I still believe. Whatever it may be, I just hope Britney remembers to wake up to tell us what it is. If you’re still watching “Dancing with the Stars,” the wait is finally over.

The new cast has been revealed! Headliners include Snooki, Valerie Harper, Leah Remini, Jack Osborne, Keyshawn Johnson, Christina Milan, Amber Riley, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Bill Engvall, Corbin Bleu, Brant Daugherty and BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY. I’m definitely rooting for the man who taught me everything I know about science from ’90s AV equipment. Other stars I’m excited to see dance are Corbin “Cordon” Bleu and Jack Osborne. Hopefully Jack doesn’t bring any of his father’s bats to the set. Just in case your childhood wasn’t as dead as Lil Kim’s career, here’s another blow — Dakota Fanning has a boyfriend. That’s not even the worst part. He’s 32 years old. First of all, you’re probably screaming right now. Partly because you think Dakota Fanning is 7 years old. Wrong. She’s a blooming 19. That’s right. Our favorite child actress is no longer a child (or even an actress?) All I know is, she has grown up fast and is touting around a guy that could teach her geometry. (Does she know geometry yet?)

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Fall excitement: Britney might drop a new album, and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ has released the new cast list.

High GPA is the Golden Key to success

By Linah Munem Staff Writer

Everyone is familiar with that one student who enters the library in the morning and does not leave until they are kicked out. At the College, those students who dedicate themselves so rigorously to academics will not only earn an impressive GPA but they will also earn a Golden Key — one that could open any door. Membership into the College’s chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society is a privilege and is not awarded to just anyone.

Sophomores who were in the top 15 percent of their freshman class will be receiving an email from the Golden Key this month inviting them to join the ranks of scholars all around the world. With a fee of $80, students are inducted into the Golden Key and exposed to numerous opportunities. The organization works in conjunction with the Career Center to hold professional development, résumé building and interview skills workshops for Golden Key members only. Various scholarship opportunities at the regional, national and

chapter levels are also available for scholars of the Golden Key. “Golden Key, as a whole, gives out around $600,000 a year,” said Laura Plishka, the public relations coordinator for the College’s chapter. The Golden key is also a charitable organization. Members are currently making goodie bags to donate to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen in October and will donate gifts to the non-profit organization, Socks For Soldiers, in November. The honour society is also collecting school supply donations for Homefront, a charity that aids impoverished families. Golden

Key is welcoming donations from the entire campus. The College’s chapter of Golden Key has made leaps and bounds since its 2001 induction into the larger organization. “Golden Key International Headquarters recently awarded our TCNJ chapter the prestigious Key Chapter status, which signifies our chapter’s commitment to going above and beyond Golden Key’s service and activity requirements,” Plishka said. If that honor is not enough, the College’s chapter president, Katrina Notarmaso, was recently

elected to Golden Key’s Council of student members, which works closely with the international headquarters of Golden Key. This kind of achievement within the organization is not mandatory for all members. “You can be as involved or uninvolved as you want,” Plishka said. However, heavy involvement has its benefits. Creating a tighter bond with Golden Key members within the College’s chapter and those from other universities creates numerous networks that can potentially last a lifetime.

Cozy Princeton Grill serves posh dishes

Yum! The tuna and avocado dish is delicious and artistic. By Courtney Wirths Photo Editor

Even though I was only in Princeton, the Salt Creek Grille has a metropolitan atmosphere. The outside has small wicker coves next to burning, two-sided fireplaces. Inside, the bar is the centerpiece of the room with floor-to-ceiling shelves. Decorative bottles gleam from the soft, golden lighting. My dining companions and I were seated

on the lower level of the rustic-chic space. The noise level in the room was a bit high, but fine for a group intending to catch up on the past summer. We started the evening off with the ahi tuna stack appetizer for $19. The dish was decoratively surrounded by four sets of chopsticks. The beautiful piece of food-art had alternating layers of fresh, sashimi-style tuna and avocado. The fish was exceptional. The combination of tuna and avocado provided smooth and refreshing textures. The next course was the bread. We had to wait a little longer than normal for our bread to arrive because it was still in the oven. After a genuine apology from our waiter, it arrived and we discovered it was well worth our wait. The Salt Creek Grille’s unique bread was a round loaf cut into wedges. Baked in the center was asiago cheese and garlic butter. The cheese was warm and easy to spread on each wedge of moist bread.

For my meal, I had the pear and warm goat cheese salad. For $14 it was a good value. The salad’s size was tremendous (I couldn’t even finish it) and it was spectacularly presented. On top of the baby greens were tomatoes, candied walnuts, pears and four warm, flakey phyllo-wrapped goat cheese triangles. I wasn’t sure what the proper technique was for tackling phyllo-wrapped anything, but I chose to break up the pieces and eat them with my greens. The warm savory cheese, cool greens and tangy sherry vinaigrette were an unexpected yet well-wedded combination. On a very full stomach, I ended my meal with a hot cappuccino. It was delicious. Compared to the coffee at Eick, the white mug was filled with bliss. Salt Creek Grille is the place to go for a special occasion. Although the entrée prices are a bit above broke-college kid, the burgers, salads and sandwiches are just right.

Salt Creek Grille

Where: 1 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ Contact: (609) 419-4200 Hours Mon. - Thurs. : 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat. : 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Sun. : 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Overall Rating (4 out of 5):

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Arts & Entertainment

Mixtapes, Candy Hearts a mixed bag By Regina Yorkgitis Web Editor

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Mixtapes’ energy gets the Rat jumping.

The Rathskeller isn’t exactly Webster Hall. In such a small venue, it’s easy to accept low-key performances from the weekly CUB Rat shows. But last Friday night, it became clear that some bands can rock just about any size stage. Candy Hearts, a northeast-native band, opened the show, blending blaring bass and drum beats with the mellow vocal melodies of lead singer Mariel Loveland. Signed by Violently Happy Records/Bridge 9 Records, Candy Hearts had some established fans from the College come check out their show. “I really like the pop punk genre,” freshman open options major Olivia Higbee said. “I learned about Candy Hearts from a few of my friends.” Higbee said that although the band’s music is just starting out, they have a promising future. When Candy Hearts announced their single “Miles and Interstates,” a pumped fan proudly yelled, “Oh hell yeah!” Candy Hearts had some cool lyrics and the drummer was an Energizer Bunny, but by the time a guitar solo in “Tongue Tied” rolled around, the vocals that were intriguing in the first few songs sounded tired and repetitive. Meant to sound sarcastic, the vocals ended up sounding apathetic, and the enthusiasm of the night suffered because of it. Just in time to revamp the energy of the night, Mixtapes

took to the stage. “We learned at Warped Tour that you’re supposed to scream at your fans,” band singer/guitarist Ryan Rockwell said. And so he did. From the first song, Mixtapes owned the spotlight. The four bandmates jumped to their songs like they were playing them the first time, and they flopped their heads with an infectious enthusiasm. Between songs, the crowd laughed as band members bantered about who was more talented. These Ohio natives, signed to No Sleep Records in 2012, were recognized for their dynamic performance. “I love how energetic they get,” sophomore early childhood education major Sharon Wetter said. Points for honesty, too. When a guy in the audience requested the song “Hey Baby,” Ryan sighed and said “I really don’t want to play this song, but I will for you.” The lyrics for “Hey Baby” are as fun and snarky as the band themselves. “I know ‘Teenage Wasteland’ is good, everyone says that, but that record sucks so grow up,” Mixtapes’ vocalist crooned. The show continued to highlight the great harmony between the two lead singers and varied bass and guitar riffs, interspersed with anecdotes of the band’s experiences. You could tell that Mixtapes was having a blast, and so was the crowd. In the end, Mixtapes gave the audience a show surpassing the price of any ticket.

Constructing visions of the past in art By Alena Woods Correspondent

The College held a faculty art exhibit that encompassed the year-long theme of “constructing the past” on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Many faculty members from the School of Arts & Communication displayed their work, each with his or her own take on the idea of the past. Interested students and passersby were welcome to both explore the various pieces in the gallery and witness a roundtable discussion where faculty members Anita Allyn, Kenneth Kaplowitz, Elizabeth Mackie and Liselot van der Heijden discussed their recent artistic endeavors. “The discussion was an opportunity

for the faculty to explain their work and for students to ask questions,” director of the Art Gallery Emily Croll said. “It was interesting for the students to hear their professors talk more personally about their processes and open up about their own artistic ideas.” Art professor Philip Sanders, a feature artist at the exhibition, expressed his take on the idea of the past. To begin his piece, he started with an idea he ponders rather frequently. “Let’s look and see what we know,” Sanders said. His exhibit piece was indicative of this idea. He constructed a large plywood box with a lockable door, where visitors could unlock and see the ambiguity of the past that Sanders saw. Sanders

displayed this idea of vagueness through various projections and online processing to create an iridescent effect inside of the wooden box. The screen of light that Sanders projected in his box only let some of the light through, leaving multiple layers of transparency. Each artist had his or her own symbolic way of representing how he or she viewed the past. “We kind of float in time,” Sanders said. “We live in an ocean of time where we can’t completely grab hold of its greater understanding.” Art professor Anita Allyn was most interested in where the past meets the present, the “cyclic nature of time” and the repetition of history. Allyn also explained that

many of the faculty members used pieces that had already been created before the event, yet fit perfectly with the theme. “For some of the faculty, presenting in exhibitions is just a part of their normal lives,” Allyn said. “Professor van der Heijden and I exhibit our work nationally and internationally. So some of us used pieces we had already created.” With the varying concepts of the past, the exhibition made for a great event. It was a time for the faculty to display their artistic prowess to their impressed students and to the rest of the College, and a time to celebrate the College’s recurring theme of “constructing the past” through different variations of what the past really is.

Courtney Wirths / Photo Editor

From left to right: Mackie’s ‘Skirt Transformed,’ two student-crafted exhibits mounted on the wall and planks of wood incorporated with visuals.

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‘Fruitvale,’ America’s daily tragedy

Oscar dedicates himself to family more than anything else, but society seems to have forgotten him. By Tom Kozlowski Arts & Entertainment Editor

Where were you when Oscar Grant was shot? More than likely, you don’t recall the name or place. You may remember the moment when you discovered Bin Laden was killed or the news that Michael Jackson was found overmedicated. Not Oscar, though — an unknown face in the crowd. After seeing Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station,” his will became an inescapable visage, a sketch of racial prejudice in America, but above all, a portrait of that human mark representing us all. Oscar’s death is, in the scope of the factual film, predetermined. The opening shots of “Fruitvale” encase the endpoint. They belong to a shaky cell phone video that captures the final moments of Oscar’s life. Pinned against the wall of an Oakland train station, he and a group of friends — all black minorities — are targeted and bowed to BRAT police officers, antemeridian New Years 2009. Confrontation is inevitable and chaos ensues. But as Oscar attempts to reason, he is forced to the ground, cuffed and fatally shot by an officer without visible or moral justification. All this occurs within the first minute of the film, but everything remains to tell. Oscar had a life, stolen by an act of untenable, sad brutality and disguised as a daily deed.

“Fruitvale” is Coogler’s directional debut and is not unconsciously released in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case. But “Fruitvale” is no mere homage to the Travyon scenario. He is a remarkable story in himself — remembered for his harrowing conclusion but supported by the significance of being a father, friend and fighter. The film follows Oscar (played with a heroic humanity by Michael B. Jordan) in the 24 hours of New Year’s Eve before that ultimate and previously witnessed shooting. We, as the audience, are aware of what is to come. But watching Oscar beyond the veil of viral video, we are warmed at his courage, troubled by his weaknesses and defeated under the ominous knowledge that we, like bystanders, can do nothing to subvert his Fruitvale fate. Interactive cinematography knows all too well how to relegate us to the sideline too, often trailing Oscar’s path from behind his shoulder, watching his back. But it’s the front that Oscar faces alone. We are already privy to the ugly themes that slither along the Bay Area’s city streets: racial profiling, the race against poverty, the collective failures of societal systems and the individual burdens of careless action. For Coogler, their presence is like blood smeared on a camera lens. Recall the symbolic mutt murdered outside the gas station. It is not the perpetrators that take responsibility for running

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it down, but Oscar, who carries its whimpering body into death. So shines a good deed in a weary world, but there are no prayers, faux accountability. And to our linguistic dismay, it is not long before Oscar himself is shot down like a dog. Yet, we cherish our time with Oscar. Playtime with his daughter, the most cherished of treasures, or his mother’s birthday, he is surrounded by that fulfilling, familial love. Here, the power of family cannot be understated (for Octavia Spencer, the most sturdy of matriarchs, is crippled to tears at the sight of her son under a blanket). Even small acts of kindness from strangers are brought to light, insignificant as they are. For kindnesses, in their infrequent glory, are those binding sentiments that make Oscar’s life worth recounting firsthand: there’s a palpable goodness in the world, all it needs is a chance to act. This bridges at the nexus of Coogler’s most fundamental point, namely, that Oscar and the audience are looking for a fresh start — a way out of what appears inevitable and a way “to just get home.” That line was uttered by one of Oscar’s friends during their detainment in the station, and it still rings true. Oscar’s life is a complicated medley encompassing prison time and lost jobs, but also the desire for a clean slate. His

aspirations and setbacks are human. They are empathized with but socially unanswered. But that necessity of opportunity — at its darkest, merely to live — must be given in a society functioning on too many human components to be considered self-correcting. Only our most selfish impulses negate that promise. Oscar’s death could have been prevented. It should have been prevented. But in the toppling of existential dominoes, the destination was set without his consent. This is the theft of New Year’s resolutions. This is the last stop at Fruitvale Station and consequently the last stop at our ethical frustrations. How promising Oscar was, would be and how much an audience came to know him — how little some home-bound passengers would know him but would grieve at the glimpse of witnessed violence poured and unwarranted outside their midnight window. There is no real atonement, not for Oscar, his loved ones or those like him. There are only witnesses to spread the word. How we explain that to those like Oscar’s now fatherless daughter is unclear, but it is clearly our responsibility. At some point while we wait for Oscar’s end, Coogler gives us an angle: a shot of Oscar entering the train, the doors closing and without moving the camera, a view of the cars passing by, faster and faster reeling like film until we are left with an arresting silence and still. That still is how we leave a story like Oscar’s, alone and reflective on the saddest of truths. But remember it as a plea, if anything, that Oscar was here with us once, he was human and he was the best and worst of us all.

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Octavia Spencer grieves as a mother.

Praise ‘Yeezus,’ for Ye is our savior By Jared Sokolof Staff Writer

The honey badger doesn’t care. The honey badger just does what it wants. Now substitute “Kanye West” in place of “honey badger” and you have a pretty good summary of the crazed rapper’s latest artistic effort, “Yeezus.” Yeah, just because he had a baby with Kim Kardashian doesn’t mean he has sold-out musically. In fact, it’s difficult for me to review this album, because I can’t really pinpoint West’s influences exactly. Usually, I know enough about different styles of music to comment on them, but all I can say about this album is it is industrial and dark. Even by West’s standards. That said, this isn’t a “Wall of Sound” style of production. Apparently, Rick Rubin was brought in, as the album was nearing completion, to strip down its sound to the bare essentials. And frankly, the extra space that comes with Rubin’s production is what makes the album so incredibly dark. Also in abundance is West’s use of completely uncongenial samples. This is the reason why I truly respect Kanye West and have no qualms about his sampling methods. He is a master at taking multiple samples from songs of completely different genres and blending

them together, creating a new song that sounds completely natural. So basically, the music on this album is top quality and, next to Macklemore, probably the most interestingly produced rap you will hear this year. And then there are the lyrics. Now, Kanye West isn’t typically known for having the most insightful lyrics. His verses usually discuss how blacks should be better represented and how he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. He also writes about his wealth, women and his … you know. And believe me, all of those are abundant here. Yet somehow, West seems less full of himself talking about these themes. Maybe it’s the way he almost screams his lines out of anger. It’s not just that Kanye West thinks that he is a god — he’s going to make you believe it, too. So, in conclusion, half of you reading this review will hate “Yeezus.” Others will just be plain confused by it. Those remaining might have a standing chance of liking this album. And Kanye West really couldn’t care less. West knows he produced a masterpiece, and he didn’t produce it out of a desire for fame or money. He made this album because it was the album he wanted to make. And he doesn’t care if the mainstream ever gets it. And that is what true art is all about.

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This may be the face of the Lord, but critics wouldn’t dare crucify such a righteous album.

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Fun Stuff

Brain Teasers

1. Johnny’s mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child’s name? 2. What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly? 3. Which is correct: “The yolk of the egg is white” or “The yolk of the egg are white”? 4. In British Columbia, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?


1. Johnny. 2. Incorrectly (except when it is spelled incorrecktly). 3. Neither. Egg yolks are yellow. 4. You can’t take a picture with a wooden leg. You need a camera (or iPad or cell phone) to take a picture.

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Field hockey clicking after home opener Field Hockey

Lions ‘on the same wavelength’ in first win By Andrew Grossman Sports Assistant

One week after a disappointing loss to Stevens Institute of Technology, the Lions bounced back with a critical 6-1 win against FDU-Florham in their home opener. This victory came on the 30th

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The Lions score six times in their first win of the season.

birthday of the Lions Stadium. “We wanted to come out very strong and win as a team, and that is exactly what we did,” sophomore defender Mikayla Cimilluca said. “I think that we worked really hard to get the ball up the field and all the goals were well earned because we played well as a team.” The first three goals came from junior forward Erin Healy, who now has four total goals this season. Healy also assisted sophomore forward Jordan Calderone on the final score of the game. “I think that everyone was just on the same wavelength the whole game and we all just wanted it and had our eyes set on winning the whole time,” Healy said. “Now that we have had our first two games under our belt, I think we are really starting to click now together on the field.” One area of significant improvement has come from the freshmen, who are becoming more comfortable at the collegiate level. “When you step out on the field, it doesn’t matter what year you are because we are the (College) field hockey team so we all just play together,” Cimilluca said. “We just need to continue to play as a team and if we do that then we should

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A team effort helps propel the team to a win in Lions Stadium. win our games with no problem.” Healy has also seen progress from the 10 freshmen and knows that they will continue to improve. “They have all stepped up big time because every single one has contributed to the team,” she said. “We always try to improve on everything we do in all aspects of the game because we expect nothing less but perfection.” The game against Cabrini College at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 will be an important one for the Lions. Not

only will it give the College a winning record, but it would help 29-year veteran Head Coach Sharon Pfluger achieve her 500th career victory. This win would make Pfluger the second coach in Division III history to reach the milestone. “I am feeling good about (the game),” Healy said. “If we go in the same way as we went (against FDU-Florham) then I expect us to come out happy at the end of the game.” Later this week, the Lions will travel to Juniata College and play the Eagles.

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“Costelloe and Etheridge have made a smooth transition to the collegiate level and have been excelling on the field,” Casey said. “This is a testament to the work the freshmen have put in prior to this season, and it definitely has been paying off.” Freshmen included, the deep roster has been able to find chemistry early in the year through a combination of hard work and leadership. “After we had a chance to play with the team and learn our teammate’s strengths and weaknesses, we started to click,” Costelloe said. “Also, when the great upperclassmen leaders on our team stepped up and took charge, it was

easy for the team to fall into place. The team spends a lot of time together and I think that is another reason why we were able to find chemistry early.” The non-field players have excelled, too. Goalkeepers senior Aaron Utman, sophomore Maciej Libucha and freshman Jacob Neteruk all spent time in between the sticks for this week’s shutouts, making a combined two saves in the process. The Lions’ home opener and largest challenge of the young season is 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Sept. 11 when they take on No. 3 Stevens Institute of Technology (3-0). They follow that game up with another home game on Saturday, when they play York (PA) College at the soccer stadium at 1 p.m.

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Sophomore midfielder Tokio Nakamoto earns possession.

Cheap Seats

Club sports teams, culture in jeopardy

New policy creates financial pit of issues

The College’s new rule will harm some club sports teams. By Julie Kayzerman Nation & World Editor Choosing to play sports in college is a common decision that can make or break a student’s college experience. However, TCNJ is a school that off-sets this decision by offering a huge variety of club sports that are less demanding than varsity, but more competitive than

intramurals. Unfortunately, with the new set of demands by the school requiring each club sport to have a coach next year, the future for certain TCNJ club sports may be in jeopardy. The school has explained during club sports meetings that these new regulations are in effort to improve student safety, but they also admit some clubs won’t survive.

It may seem like a simple task to acquire a coach for a club team, but there are actually several difficulties involved in doing so. Since many club teams are studentrun, teams will have to charge higher dues and find more ways to fundraise in order to support the costs of a coach. Not only are we poor college students who will now have to pay more to be involved in a positive, athletic club, but this takes the easygoing yet competitive reputation of club sports and turns it into a financial pit with money issues that will need to be continuously solved throughout the season. Not convinced? How about the huge issue in which club sports teams don’t get the privilege of practicing on the varsity fields, or in other words, the fields with lights that allow athletes to be able to see at night. This poses an issue because a coach will most likely have a

prior commitment of a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. job that only makes them available for practices late at night — when there are no lit up fields for club teams. So basically, this rule actually puts us at more of a safety hazard because practicing without lights is sure to cause some serious harm, unless we don’t practice and have the quality of our teams suffer. Finally, as the College is requiring club sports coaches to be mandatory, there is a high possibility that several club sports will not survive the new regulations because they will be unable to successfully find a match. As a result, the school that prides itself as a happy campus will become home to unhappy students who don’t fit in and are now increasing the obesity rate in America because they aren’t exercising a healthy amount — all because of a new regulation that has made a club sport that was once available, no longer there.

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Late rally to no avail in season opener Ursinus outlasts College in 28-20 thriller By Chris Molicki News Editor

In what was too little too late, the Lions went on a furious rally in the fourth quarter, cutting a 28-6 deficit to 28-20 but falling short to Ursinus College. The two touchdowns, a five-yard rush by sophomore running back Victor Scalici and a 22-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Christopher Spellman to junior wide receiver Kyle Janeczek, showed fight in the College, but ultimately took up too much time to tie the game. Spellman finished the game throwing for 141 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 10 of 23 passing. “On offense we were not as consistent as we would like to be as a unit,” Spellman said. “We had our ups and our downs moving the ball, but that happens to every team over the course of a football game. The more snaps we get against live opponents, the more we will gel as an offensive unit.”

Just like they often did last year, the Lions started the game off hot, going down the field 72 yards and having it end with Scalici crossing the chalk from four yards out, his first of two touchdowns. A missed extra point had the College at 6-0. Scalici had 79 yards on 17 carries. “Vic is a stud,” Spellman said. “He’s a great athlete and a better running back. Vic definitely made big plays and helped carry us on offense, and having a great, reliable running back is crucial, especially with an offense that loves to run the ball.” After getting their first stop of 2013, the Lions committed a costly turnover, with Spellman tossing a pick six to Ursinus defensive back Kyle Adkins, who took the ball 37 yards to the house. A pick six is one of the most crushing plays in football, and that play was the spark of a huge momentum swing. An eight-yard touchdown pass for the Bears from Chris Curran to Jason Golderer was the next drive’s result, with Ursinus pulling ahead 14-6. The

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Bricker makes a game-high 17 tackles, 11 of which are solo, in the loss.

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A furious fourth quarter nearly inspires a comeback win on the road.

following drive for the Bears set them up in field goal position, but a blocked field goal kept the score the same. That is, however, until a 10-yard pass from Curran to Josh Williams put the Bears ahead 21-6 with just a minute and a half to go in the half. “Crunch time at the end of each half can have a major effect on the outcome of a game,” Spellman said. “Our defense held a very good Ursinus offense to three touchdowns, and the more plays we get under Coach Dickens, Coach Hager and the rest of the staff, the more we will come together as a team and make the little plays that will help us win games.” There wasn’t too much offensive action in the third quarter until Curran led a long drive that was capped off by a oneyard touchdown from Kevin Monahan with only 17 seconds left in the quarter. A light switch seemed to go on for the Lions once the fourth quarter hit, but the Bears drained the clocking after

the deficit was cut to eight. The defense, while inconsistent, did have some bright spots. Senior linebacker Nick Bricker was all over the field, as expected, collecting 17 tackles. Junior linebacker Ryan Lowe and senior defensive lineman Patrick Kimball each recorded a sack as well. Inconsistency and sustaining momentum is what plagued the Lions last year, and it did the same against Ursinus. After an opening loss, the team is now focused on getting back at it and trying to play more consistent. They showed they have the fire in them with the last spurt of offense at the end of the game. “Even though we didn’t come out on top, there are still a lot of positives to take away from that game, especially the fourth quarter,” Spellman said. “Breaking down the film and building on the confidence obtained from the fourth quarter drives will only help us on Friday against FDU.”

Men’s tennis opens season in style Smooth sailing in home doubles tourney Men’s Tennis

By Nicholas Haff Correspondent

The action on the tennis court heated up last Saturday, Sept. 7, as the Lions hosted the Drew University Rangers and the Franklin and Marshall Diplomats in its annual TCNJ Doubles Tournament. The Lions were featured in 15 doubles and three singles sets throughout the duration of the match, winning 14 of the day’s 18 sets. There was one common theme erupting in every round of play throughout the afternoon: close sets. Out of the 21 sets played in total Saturday, only five ended 8-0, and 12 of the sets ended at 8-4 or closer. These longer sets push the players to the limit and test out their ability to close out games. Between every pair of games within a set, it is not uncommon for the coaches or assistant coaches to talk to the players during their break and give them advice on finishing off strong. “There’s going to be ups and downs in matches, so you take the full 90-second break to clear your head,” head coach Scott Dicheck said about these pep talks. “Sometimes you see what the other team is doing and make adjustments.” Dicheck also mentioned that if the players are falling behind, or just lost a few games, that their main focus is just “forgetting about the down side of those couple you lost and moving on.” Senior Howard Telson and sophomore Billy Buchbinder led the Lions’ charge, facing off against

two Diplomat duos and one Rangers duo on the day. Telson and Buchbinder won all three of their sets by scores of 8-3, 8-4 and closing out a close set 8-5. Following in their footsteps was the duo of sophomore Pierce Cooper and freshman Mike Stanley, who ended up taking down two Rangers duos and one Diplomats duo by scores of 8-1, 8-2 and 8-4, respectively. Duo of freshman Alec Grossman and junior Andrew Grossman also maneuvered their way to winning two out of three sets by scores of 8-0 and 8-3, only losing a tight set to the Diplomats by a score of 8-5. Also winning two sets on the day was the duo of senior Gabe Allen and freshman Andrew Statkevich, along with sophomores Erza Klemow and Dan Presuto. Klemow and Presuto managed a monumental comeback in their second match-up of the day, winning their final games down the stretch to close their set out 8-6. Meanwhile, Allen and Statkevich played the final set of the day, fighting back against their diplomat opponent. Down 6-7 at one point in the set. The duo charged back in a nailbiting finish, winning the final three games down the stretch to win the set 9-7. Winning 14 of their 18 sets on the day, the Lions are looking forward to their next few weeks, hosting the Lion’s Fall Tournament Saturday, Sept. 14 coming up, followed next week by their three day long ITA Northeast Regional, taking place in Ithaca. They will have to work to get back in game shape. “The hardest part is coming back after a day like today, so that’s why they’re coming back tomorrow for

a three-hour practice, so they’re getting used to having their bodies respond to a tough day,” DiCheck said. The men’s tennis team is warming up and preparing themselves to be major contenders in the regional tournament. If they keep playing the way they did in the doubles tournament, there is no question they are poised to do make an impact on the regional contest.

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Men’s tennis does well in doubles this week.

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Lions Fantasy World

Through the Uprights

So, Peyton Manning just destroyed fantasy football forever. No, hear me out. For those of you who managed to avoid watching any sort of sporting news over the weekend, Peyton threw for 462 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions against the Ravens (AKA the defending Super Bowl champs, known for their tough defense) in his first game of the season. It was one of the greatest individual fantasy performances ever. Not seeing how he ruined everything yet? OK, I’ll put that game into perspective a little. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the 49ers for those still avoiding all sports news, threw for 412 yards, three TDs and no picks on Sunday. By any measure, that is an absolutely ridiculous game. Any measure, that is, except against what Peyton did. In our league, Kaep’s performance didn’t even net him a full twothirds of Peyton’s, and I’m sure the same is true of most leagues. Still confused? Fine, here’s some more. The last time, before Peyton, that someone had thrown seven touchdown passes in a game was when Joe Kapp did it. Don’t recognize the name? Maybe that’s because he did it in 1969. Want to know the last time someone threw for seven scores without an interception? Y.A. Tittle back in 1962. So the last time a QB was as impressive as Peyton last week was more than 50 years ago, back when fantasy football was just what little kids played in the backyard. He also tied the NFL records for most games with four or more touchdowns thrown (23 with Brett Favre) and most games with five or more scoring passes (seven with Drew Brees). I guess I should make my point now. Peyton Manning ruined fantasy football forever by being way too good. No one else is likely to have a game even close to as dominant as he just did this season, and we’re only in week one. Heck, no one else is likely to have a game that good in, say, another 50 years, possibly more. Notice that I said no one “else.” The scary part is that Peyton could totally do it again. And that’s why Peyton ruined fantasy football forever. As a fantasy owner, you’re constantly looking for your players to do even better than they did last week, or at least do just as well. Anyone with Peyton on his or her team now is going to expect him to do this again and again. Everyone else will be disappointed when their QB doesn’t do what Peyton did, since they’ve seen what can be done. Usually a game like Kaepernick’s would make his owner the envy of the rest of the league. This week, he was an also-ran. That’s just what happens when one player does what no one else can do. Man, I’m glad I drafted Peyton Manning for my team.

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I May Be Wrong, But...

Here’s what I would do in Fantasy Football this week . . . Add: Did anyone else notice how well David Akers played this week? Probably not, because no one ever pays attention to Kickers. But the guy was perfect in Minnesota’s win, and might be a much more consistent scorer than whoever your FG man is. Remember, age doesn’t matter as much for that position.

Be Cautious Of: Don’t be fooled by that ridiculous showing by the Chiefs D/ST in Week One. Playing the Jaguars will make any decent defense look better than usual, and this week the unit goes up against the far more impressive Cowboys offense. They’ll still be a good defense overall, but don’t go crazy and drop the 49ers D for this one.

Drop: Later in the season this will probably turn into an injury list, but for now the only big drop I’d make is the Giants D/ST. The Cowboys may have a good offense, but Big Blue’s defense was lousy in the opener. And with Prince Amukamara bonking heads with teammate Ryan Mundy and sustaining a concussion, it looks like things aren’t going to get much better anytime soon. Look Out For: The Denver Broncos offense. Not only did they demolish the Ravens this week, but this week they face off against the Giants and their depleted offense. Plus, in the two Manning Bowls so far, Peyton’s team made Eli’s look foolish, and it looks like that trend will continue this year.

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Greg Oriolo “The Ref”

Chrissy Onorato Staff Writer

Amy Reynolds Editor-in-Chief

Gabe Allen Correspondent

In this week’s Around the Dorm, the “Ref,” Greg Oriolo, asks our panel three sports questions: who the best NFL teams from each conference are, whether the MLB’s two-team wild card system is beneficial for the league, and if aging tennis star Roger Federer has a better shot at winning a major than Tiger Woods.

1. Who are the two NFL teams you feel will make it out of their respective conference and into the Super Bowl? Chrissy: For this upcoming 2013 NFL season, I feel there are a lot of teams who will be in contention for the Super Bowl, many more than last year. For the AFC, the New England Patriots look as promising as ever, with Tom Brady still one of the league’s best quarterbacks. However, for this year, I’m going to have to pick Denver to go the distance in the AFC. Peyton Manning has to be desperate at this point to get this team to the Super Bowl and get them that ring. Despite getting beat by Baltimore in last year’s playoffs, I feel like this year they would be able to overcome Flacco. As for the NFC, I would have to choose Green Bay. I can’t see how a team this good wouldn’t make it to the Super Bowl. Aaron Rodgers is in the prime of his career right now and Clay Matthews literally cannot be stopped. I can see the Packers taking it all the way to the end this year.

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Amy: My prediction is that the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks will play in Super Bowl XXXXVIII, with the Patriots coming out on top. Although they barely pulled out a win against the Bills on Sunday, overall they are a very talented team. Plus, the Pats will be extremely focused after the loss to the Ravens last season, making them my top pick for the AFC Championship. Many people see the Broncos as a leading team for the AFC. However, Peyton Manning

doesn’t play well during cold weather. As many of us know, most playoff games are played during the cold, meaning the Broncos will have a good regular season, but will suffer during the playoffs. As for the NFC, Seattle has an edge over the Niners because of a better running game, although both teams are lacking a solid wide receiver. That lack will be the difference between the Pats and the Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Gabe: After Peyton Manning threw for seven

touchdowns in the Broncos opening night blowout win over the reigning champion Baltimore Ravens, I can’t help but pick them to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl this year. With a receiving corps featuring Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Eric Decker and potential surprise breakout tight end Julius Thomas, Manning may be on his way to having one of the most prolific regular seasons in NFL history. If the Broncos can develop a somewhat reliable running game, Mother Nature may be the only thing capable of slowing Manning and the Broncos’ aerial attack. In the NFC, I like the San Francisco 49ers. Unlike Atlanta, New Orleans and Green Bay, there’s nothing they aren’t great at. Their defense is one of the best in the league. Their offensive line is second to none. Their rushing attack, led by Frank Gore, is very powerful. Colin Kaepernick is a complete quarterback with great awareness, a huge arm and the ability to run the ball. When teams try to stop the 49ers rushing attack, Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis will have a lot of room to roam. Furthermore, they are led by one of the best coaches, Jim Harbaugh.

Gabe wins for going over his picks’ depth, Amy gets 2 points for bringing up what can derail Denver, and Chrissy gets 1 point for talking about the Packers’ star power.

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2. With several teams contending for a wild card spot in the MLB, do you feel that the two-team wild card system is good for the league? Chrissy: The question of whether the 2-team wild card system is good for the league is definitely a good one. I feel like the wildcard spots are pretty much the underdog spots — the teams who didn’t think they stood a chance but were able to make it in right before the regular season ends. It’s definitely exciting when a wild card team gets into the World Series and is able to go all the way, but I can see how this is frustrating for the other teams who have gotten in based on the regular standings for the duration of the year. Those other teams played well enough to lead their divisions and were able to make it into the playoffs on

good play. However, the wild card teams still have exhibited stellar play throughout the season and are able to keep their hopes up for that revered spot as the wild card. I feel like everyone likes a good redemption story in sports, and the wild card teams are able to provide that. Amy: I dislike the second wild card. The idea behind it is to put the wild card winner at a disadvantage by forcing both wild card teams to use their best starters in the one-game playoff. However, the wild card winner would still be able to use its best starter as early as game three of the of the divisional series, meaning it’s not as big of a disadvantage as many people believe it is. In addition, a one-game playoff can lead to fluke plays and bad calls having too much influence on the result of

the one-game series. A good example of this is the infield fly call in the CardinalsBraves wild card game last season. Gabe: The two-team wild card system is great for Major League Baseball. With 10 teams making the postseason, the MLB playoffs are still the most exclusive of the four major sports (NFL-12, NBA & NHL16). Given how long the MLB season is, it makes sense that more teams should have the chance to make the playoffs. Furthermore, it makes the regular season competitive for a longer period of time. The sudden death wild card game brings more buzz and excitement to a sport that, after a long regular season, could afford to start the postseason with a bang. Two teams putting their best pitcher forward for a do-or-die ball game will be a must-watch for baseball fans everywhere.

Amy wins for noting one call can have too much influence, Gabe gets 2 points for saying how it is still exclusive, and Chrissy gets 1 point for saying it is exciting to see a wild card win. 3. After struggling in his second straight better than Federer, so I’d say there will be major, do you feel that Roger Federer no more grand slams for King Roger. On the will ever win another major — and if other hand, I think Tiger will break through so, does he have a better chance than his next season. He has played fairly well this good friend, Tiger Woods? year — he just hasn’t done so well in the maChrissy: I feel that even though Roger Feder- jors. If he keeps it up, a win in a major within er has struggled in the previous two majors, the next year or two is inevitable. he is not out of contention for the next one. Gabe: With 17 major championships, includFederer is still young and I definitely think ing an incredible five championships in a he has it in him to get to the top again. One row at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, Roger thing I feel like he definitely needs to worry Federer is currently the best tennis player about is the emergence of the younger players. Andy Murray has taken the world of tennis by storm, gathering an enormous fan base and collecting more trophies than anyone could have foreseen. However, I believe this will give Federer even more incentive to play harder and collect another major title. I believe Federer has a better chance at winning another major than his friend, Tiger Woods. I feel that the Tiger Woods era has come to an end. When looking at his stats, he hasn’t won any big events since 2009. However, Federer is still in his prime and I believe we will see much more from him soon. Amy: Roger Federer just turned 32. In the modern era, very few tennis players over that age win grand slams. In addition, there are two other future hall of famers — Rafael Nadal and AP Photo Novak Djokovic — who are playing much Gabe wins for great analysis of the top players, Amy gets 2 points for saying Tiger may keep up good play into next year, and Chrissy gets 1 for saying younger players will fuel Federer.

of all time. However, having lost in the 2nd round of Wimbledon and the 4th round of the U.S. Open this year, it appears that at 32, all the mileage may finally have caught up to him. Prior to his recent struggles, Fed hadn’t failed to make the quarterfinals at a major since 2004. To count out a champion half as great as Federer would be precarious for sure. But the likelihood that his body will be able to hold up against the top talent in the world in the two-week marathons that are best of five set major championships is getting slimmer every second. Following the completion of the U.S. Open Men’s Final, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will combine for 19 major championships and are in the prime of their respective careers. Nadal has won 12 majors. He has won the French Open four years in a row and in eight of his nine appearances,

beating Fed all five times they’ve faced each other on the clay at Roland Garros. Djokovic has won six majors while reaching the semifinals at 14 straight majors (just nine behind Fed’s 23 semis from 2004-2010), and will look to win his fourth straight Australian Open in January. And Andy Murray has won two majors and the Olympics in the last two years. Federer’s window of opportunity is undoubtedly closing. If he does have one last major championship in him, his best shot will be at Wimbledon — where he has won six times, the grass is less grueling on the body, and anything can happen. Given Tiger Woods’ skills and the fact that he will be able to walk the course longer than Federer will be able to take the court, Woods is more likely to be crowned a major champion again in his career.

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Number of Matches Won Per Season Men’s Tennis 2007 2008

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Recorded 17 tackles in season opener



Lauren Pigott 23


Erin Waller 20 Kendal Borup 11 0 2 4 6 Lauren Karpovich 9






Men’s Tennis September 14-15 Lions Fall Tournament, 10 a.m.

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Women’s Tennis September 11 @ Richard Stockton College, 3:30 p.m. September 14-15 Lions Fall Tournament, 10 a.m.

Julie Kayzerman 1 Andrew Grossman 1 Mike Herold 1

Field Hockey September 14 @ Juniata College, 3 p.m.

Chris Molicki 1 Amy Reynolds 0

Cross Country September 14 Ramapo Roadrunner Invitational, 11 a.m.

Peter Fiorilla 0

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Jen Garavente 34

Football September 13 vs. FDU-Florham, 7 p.m.

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Women’s Soccer September 14 @ Farmingdale State College, 2 p.m.

Senior linebacker Nick Bricker registered 17 tackles in the 28-20 loss to Ursinus College. His performance, which included 11 solo tackles, helped him become the New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Bricker has 246 tackles in his collegiate career with the Lions.

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Jillian Nealon 35

Men’s Soccer September 11 vs. Stevens Institute of Technology, 7:30 p.m. September 14 vs. York (NY) College, 1 p.m.


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Scoring no object for goal-happy Lions

Men’s soccer scorches Rams, Griffins in routs By Peter Fiorilla Sports Editor

It took only four games for the men’s soccer team to duplicate season-long landmarks from last year on both sides of the ball, as a promising start to the season continued with 4-0 and 5-0 wins over Gwynedd-Mercy State College and Farmingdale State College, respectively. On the back of contributions from a

variety of sources, both fresh and familiar, the Lions (3-1) have found the back of the net 17 times — an achievement which took 15 games last year — while allowing just one goal in regulation. A lot of credit for the Lions’ early dominance is owed to the experienced back line, which is forcing turnovers and allowing the team to play its brand of possession soccer to the fullest. “The team has really come on strong

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Shaw’s NJAC-leading seven goals help the Lions to their bright start.

this year and it starts from the back,” senior defender Sean Casey said. “Our keeper and back four have been doing an excellent job of communicating and letting the midfield know which players and gaps to cover on the defensive end. This leads to more turnovers from the opposing squad and allows us to keep possession longer, which minimizes the number of opportunities the opposing team has.” As good as the back line has been, service from the midfield and clinical finishing up top have resulted in the eyepopping score lines, and no one has been more efficient with their scoring chances than senior forward Kevin Shaw. Shaw scored the game-winner against Gwynedd-Mercy before netting a hattrick against Farmingdale, raising his conference-best goal total to seven. “Right now, Shaw has been unstoppable with seven goals in our first four games. I feel like I can just play the ball in his general direction and it’s likely that it will wind up in the back of the net,” said freshman midfielder Nick Costelloe, who scored twice against Farmingdale. Shaw’s latest scoring tear is a product of his new position and an offseason of hard work. At the beginning of the year, head coach George Nazario

moved him from attacking midfielder, where he scored nine times in 2012, to pure forward, and the seamless transition is already paying dividends four games in for the senior. “Shaw has always been a great player, but also has continued to improve every year,” Casey said. “As a player, Shaw has always been technically sound, his fitness unquestionable and will to win par to none. I’m sure he will still find ways to improve but I am just excited to have him on the squad for this year.” Shaw’s contributions aside, the Lions are proving to be packed with talent capable of scoring, including from a strong freshman class of midfielders. “First off, I would like to say the incoming class of freshmen, along with the new transfers this year, have made a positive impact on the team, on and off the field,” Casey said. “Not only have many of the new players gotten playing time, but all of them have raised the level of play during preseason and our training sessions.” Costelloe and freshman midfielder Sean Etheridge have combined for five goals and three assists this season, while players like Clayton Flon have been able to get on the field and make an impact as substitutes. see GOALS page 19

Women’s soccer stays stingy and unbeaten Lions put the lid on offenses at Stevenson By Chrissy Onorato Staff Writer

The women’s soccer team remains undefeated as their season really gets underway this week. The Lions have been exhibiting their top-notch play in every game so far. With the competition really heating up, this week and those coming should be no different. This past week, the Lions played in the Stevenson Tournament and came out with two wins over their competitors. Stevenson University was their first victim on Saturday. They put up a good fight in a low scoring game but ultimately fell to the Lions. Sophomore midfielder Taylor Lusardi scored the gamewinner only nine minutes into the game, finalizing the score at 1-0 in a Lions victory. Defense then came in handy for the Lions as they were able

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to hold off any further attacks from the Mustangs, which they seemed to be able to do with ease. The offensive side also seemed to be ready for action, with senior forward Katie Lindacher leading the team with five shots on goal. There were a total of 11 shots on goal throughout the game. The team plays with a cohesiveness that must be hard to come by. The players mesh extremely well together and seem to be playing each game to the best of their abilities. Senior goalkeeper Kendra Griffith completed her third save of the season. The next day, the Lions overtook St. Mary’s College of Maryland easily. As soon as they took the field, the Lions got right to the point. Lindacher scored 26 seconds into the first half. St. Mary’s soon scored as well and tied the score, but this

was not to last long. With 14 seconds left in the first half, freshman midfield Lauren Malajian netted her first goal of her collegiate career. Senior midfielder Sloan DePiero then boosted the score to 3-1 on a free kick from junior defender Jordan Downs, as Griffith collected her fourth win of the young season with the victory. Downs has been playing at the top level this season and she’s been noticed — the New Jersey Athletic Conference named her Defensive Player of the Week after the first week of games — and Downs continues to impress all who come to watch the games. Her defense is some of the best on the team and has been integral in the Lions’ victories for years. “We ended the season last year on a bad note,” Downs said. “We wanted to get right back at it again. The new players have been

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The Lions continue their unbeaten start to the season with another pair of wins at the Stevenson Tournament. great coming in and our team has clicked together very well. They are also very capable of helping our team out on the field when they are really needed.” All of the upperclassmen seem to be saying the same thing about this year’s freshmen

teammates: They’re here to really be a part of the Lions family and make an impact in all of the games, and this season looks to be one for the record books. This week, the Lions play Farmingdale State College on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m.

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