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October 8, 2013

Recycling returns to Bard Townhouses

Environmental Club pushes efforts for change off campus William Kauffman



vironmental Club, the club attempted to get a truck from the university for the recycle collection, but was unable to. Members of the club used their own vehicles. Professor Ben Culbertson, club adviser, used his bio-diesel-fueled truck for some weeks. In other weeks, the club’s vice president Jim Mason used his truck for collection. The students would collect the recycling and dump it in the big recycling container by the commuter lot in front of

Old Main. The club spent $400 of its News Editor budget for 20 32-gallon bins. It was up to volunteers to collect the recycling weekly. StuShippensburg University’s dents recycled an estimated Environmental Club has won 5,120 gallons of recyclables a battle to get single-stream during the eight-week trial. recycling back at Bard TownWhen students went home houses. for the summer, there were During March through no vehicles or manpower to May of this year, the Enviuse and Bard did not collect ronmental Club used its own recycling themselves. resources to collect the recyThe recycling at Bard was cling at Bard. halted for the summer. According to Sarah KoDetermined to find a solumisar, president of the Ention, members of the Environmental Club began looking into every local and state ordinance law on recycling. Due to Shippensburg’s high population from the students at the university, the township received a waiver from the state so it is not required to recycle. However, Shippensburg Photo courtesy of Environmental Club Township had already set up Sarah Komisar and Joe McCormick dump the recycling bins in the a system for single-stream rereceptacle in the commuter lot by Old Main. cycling, and decided to mandate it to residents. In this case, the township overrode the state. That means Bard was risking a $100-$1,000 fine. The Environmental Club simply contacted Bard to remind them of the mandate, and Bard set up a meeting within a week with the owner to implement recycling at Bard. Komisar said it was just Photo courtesy of Environmental Club a case of the owners not reThe previous recycling efforts were reliant on volunteers and club alizing the law, which is members’ own vehicles. somewhat complicated by the state’s waiver. Bard contacted its trash collector to add recycling to its services. Komisar said the Environmental Club plans to contact each site manager from off-campus housing within the township to inform them that they are breaking the law by not recycling. Creekside, Britton Court, Madison, Brookside and Stone Ridge Commons are among the off-campus housPhoto courtesy of Environmental Club ing sites that the EnvironA pile of bags full of recyclable goods shows one week’s worth of mental Club plans to contact recycling collected from Bard Townhouses. about the recycling mandate.

Students take strides against pediatric cancer Mary Grace Keller Asst. News Editor

Sixty-six runners and walkers gathered at the recreation fields underneath the pavilion on Oct. 6 to pin on their road identification numbers before the start of Shippensburg University’s first Mini-THON 5K race. The hot and humid weather made for some tough conditions for the runners, but at 2 p.m. the crowd took off at a fast pace, breaking through the handprint-covered MiniTHON banner.

The Bigler family was among the participants in the 5K, including their daughter, Dominique, a Four Diamonds patient. In her 18 years of life, Dominique has had synovial sarcoma six times, a rare form of cancer that typically starts in the legs or arms. Seth Baker, a sophomore psychology major, walked with Dominique and her family during the 5K. “Dominique is witty, determined and so sure of herself that there is no way she won’t achieve any goal she wants to,” Baker said. For freshman history ed-

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Participants line up behind the handprint-covered Mini-THON banner before the 5K run on a hot, humid day.

Photo by Anna Houser Sixty-six runners and walkers took part in this year’s Mini-THON to raise cancer awareness.

Participants paid $10 in advance to race and $15 the day of the 5K. The route took runners down Adams Drive, Burd Run, Fogelsanger Road, Route 696 and back up to Old Main Drive where the path circled back to the red and white flag finish line next to the hockey rink. Members of Mini-THON stood along the roadside cheering and holding up motivating signs for runners.

ucation major Arden Campbell, the 5K was as much a race for charity as a personal challenge for himself. Campbell finished in first place with a time of 23:20. He has been running competitively since middle school for both track and field, and cross country. Campbell is competing as an individual athlete in order to qualify for SU sports. The Mini-THON 5K was

the start of his new training. “This 5K was a huge influence and made me realize I cannot give up this passion of mine,” Campbell said. All of the money raised from the 5K is going toward the Mini-THON event on Nov. 15. More than 100 colleges and high schools throughout the U.S. host mini-THONs. They replicate Penn State’s THON, a dance marathon that raises money for pediatric cancer. This year, on Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. in ShipRec, the dance marathon will take place. Anyone can sponsor a dancer and contribute to the Four Diamonds Fund, which helps families pay for cancer treatment for their children. There will be live bands, DJs, a dodgeball tournament, relay races, human Mario Kart, food, a pep rally featuring SU sports teams, guest speakers from Four Diamonds families and much more. Since the founding of SU’s Mini-THON organization in February 2012, the volunteers have grown to an executive board of 18 members and 65 general members. In order to make the MiniTHON as fun as possible, the organization hosts several fundraisers leading up to the event. “We really design the night to make sure that everyone is having fun. Also, having the Four Diamonds families there allows students to put a face to the cause. It shows them directly that what they are doing by coming to our event is making a real difference in someone’s life,” Mackenzie Bender, executive member of SU Mini-THON said. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, there will be a Celeb Scoop at Rita’s from 6–9 p.m. that benefits the Mini-THON organization at SU. Saturday, Nov. 2, there will be a flag football tournament. “We’re also in the process of planning a few others around Halloween, so stay tuned!” Bender said.



October 8, 2013

Speaker discusses biases against disabled people Benjamin Anwyll Staff Writer

Kim Nielsen, disability historian and acclaimed author of “A Disability History of the United States” and “The Radical Lives of Helen Keller,” delivered a speech at Shippensburg University on Wednesday, Oct. 2. In her speech, Nielsen shed light on the history of the treatment of the disabled in America. First, she exposed the hidden bias that many have regarding disability, and defined the term “ableist” as someone who attributes less value to the disabled. Over the course of history, ableism has declined, but there are still shadows of it in our society. Nielsen referenced the fact that until 1973, American universities had no obligation to accept disabled students. She also brought attention to many unintentional ableist phrases which still circulate, such as “stand on your own two feet” and “speak for yourself.” Even phrases such as “that’s lame” have forgotten roots as disability smears. Nielsen also mentioned that “ableism” has been a part of our country since its founding. James Otis, famous for his speech about “No taxation without representation,” also disqualified “idiots and madmen” from enjoying property rights. Ironically, Otis was declared an idiot later in life and had his property taken away under the force of those

same discriminatory laws which he helped create. Historically, our country has been a haven for immigrants. For disabled immigrants, however, we learn a different story. Many disabled immigrants were simply turned away at the gates, Nielsen claims. The speech was given to an auditorium packed with

Mallery Callen, an art education major, personally connected with Nielsen’s message. “Throughout my education, I have struggled with dyslexia, and I never realized the significance of the help I was given. I’m able to accomplish so much because of all the rights that we have now, compared to the rights of

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A divided House is still standing... but for how long?

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Photo by Benjamin Anwyll Disability historian Kim Nielsen discussed residual societal prejudices and offensive terminology that still exist in the 21st century.

SU students from a variety of majors, all of whom were scribbling feverishly in notebooks after every point made by Nielsen. “I find it interesting that in lower education, minorities and the disabled are over-represented, yet in higher education, they remain under-represented,” Rebecca Mandell, a Spanish education major said.

those 30 years ago. Everyone needs to learn about this, not just education majors.” Students interested in studying disabilities in further depth can now minor in disabilities studies. The 18-credit supplement equips students to work with the disabled and explores important ideology relating to disability.

One week ago, the federal government shut down all unnecessary agencies as Congress is still unable to agree on a budget for the next fiscal year. Seven days later, that is 168 hours, no progress has been made toward solving the budget crisis. Republicans, particularly members of the Tea Party, are holding out from signing an appropriations bill in order to attempt to kill the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. As Republicans control the House of Representatives, their plan is to reject whatever proposition the Democrat-controlled Senate and President Barack Obama approve. The Democrats refuse to budge on this issue, which means there is a stalemate.

The question is, who will give in first? Can anyone imagine the president giving up on Obamacare, the biggest piece of legislation he has pushed for under his administration, and simply let the Republicans have a major victory? On the other hand, it is a mystery as to how long the Republicans can hold out. An estimated 800,000 government workers are not receiving their paychecks. This includes everyone from office workers to soldiers. Day in and day out they sit at home waiting for a solution, but there is no end in sight. The only relief the former workers have is the 407–0 decision from the House to receive retroactive pay when the shutdown ends. The majority leader in the House, Eric Cantor, has, along with many other Republicans, called on the Senate and President Barack Obama to put an end to this. Now, if you are not part of a family with a temporarily laid off government worker, then you may think the shutdown does not affect you. In many ways you would be right. National parks and drug research facilities are closed, and the scope of our intelligence agencies has been limited to the most vital of threats to our country. Naturally, little of this

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There are many sights like this around services and functions usually funded by the federal government.

directly and immediately affects our lives, but in the grand scheme of things it makes life more difficult for all Americans. Our economic and general security is put in jeopardy. Another unrecognized fact is how uncommon a shutdown is in the 21st century. In fact, this is the first government shutdown since 1996, which was under the Clinton administration. It has been 17 years since an event such as this occurred.

Photo courtesy of Flickr Republican Eric Cantor calls on Democrats to end stalemate.

Before then, federal government shutdowns happened every few years more or less, as far back as the ’70s. Perhaps America was lucky to go as long as 2013 before facing another stall in passing the budget. Nevertheless, it is worrisome to think the true extent of the shutdown could last for weeks or months to come. “A house divided cannot stand,” former president Abraham Lincoln once said, and today those words mean so much in such a grave hour.


October 8, 2013


Donna Andersen to speak at SU about abusive relationships Natalie Eastwood Guest Writer

Donna Andersen unwittingly married a sociopath, someone who has an anti-social disorder. She has now devoted her work to spreading the dangers of exploitive relationships and has written two books, “Love Fraud” and “Red Flags of Love Fraud.” Shippensburg University will be hosting Andersen as a guest speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building in the Multi-purpose Rooms B and C. Her lecture, “Red Flags of Love Fraud,” will include her own personal story, ways to recognize a sociopath and how to escape from an abusive relationship. After two years of marriage, Andersen said her ex-husband had slowly stripped her of a quarter mil-

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Andersen is coming to SU to discuss her past experiences in an abusive marriage with a sociopathic husband.

lion dollars and cheated on her with six other women. Yet it was not until after the divorce that Andersen consulted a therapist who said her husband showed all the signs of a sociopath.

“I did not know exactly what a sociopath was,” Andersen said. This left Andersen wondering how she, a college graduate and educated woman, could have been completely clueless about sociopaths. It is part of the reason she feels it is so important to inform others of the danger of sociopaths. They are unable to love, Andersen said, and have no feelings and no empathy for others. Sociopaths will lie and deceive for power and control. The picture that media paints of sociopaths as the violent and blood-covered serial killers is not true, Andersen said. “The fact of the matter is that sociopaths are very good at blending in with all kinds of people,” she said. While they were married, Andersen said her husband would shower her with atten-

Early Childhood Credential Program to receive national honor Codie Eash

Staff Writer Just two years after its inception, not only is the Shippensburg University Early Childhood Director Credential Program accredited by the state of Pennsylvania — it is also receiving a regional award. Based on its consistently high performance rate, the program was selected from a host of regional institutions to receive the Mid-Atlantic Program Development Award, an honor presented by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association. According to Christina Sax, SU Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Outreach and Innovation, “The award is great for us because it gives us some external validation of the quality of our programs and it can help us grow the program.” To qualify for the award, the program first earned a level-four Pennsylvania

STARS rating, a quality ranking system based on student and faculty success in specified coursework options. SU is a member of the Pennsylvania Keys, an enrollment program which offers statewide accreditation. According to Sax, SU’s program is the only one in Pennsylvania that is both offered for credit and has the option of being taken online without credit, whereas all other schools offer it either face-toface only, or not for credit. “Our program is absolutely unique in the state of Pennsylvania,” Sax said. According to Kent Chrisman, chairperson of the early childhood program committee, “The SU Director Credential program was developed as an online option for graduate students who have already completed an undergraduate degree.” With this award, graduate students who complete the program en route to their master’s of curriculum and instruction, early childhood cluster will receive extra cre-

dentials. “Future students will also look for programs that are credited or awarded,” Sax said. SU fits the bill for both of these, making it a prime target for prospective undergraduates. Sax added that the directors of such programs benefit from the award just as much as the students. “Directors of these centers could take the courses not only to help their personal careers, but to upgrade their STARS level,” Sax said. With the growing expectations of the program upon winning the award, Sax said the directors will also be expected to perform at a higher level. SU will officially receive the award at an awards banquet on Thursday, Oct. 10, solidifying its credential program as one of the premier early childhood education centers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

tion, continually tell her that she was the perfect person to work alongside him and constantly apologize for his mistakes. Although Andersen’s husband never physically abused her, it was still an abusive marriage. All sociopaths are abusive in relationships although not all sociopaths are abusive in the same way, Andersen said. Andersen presented two studies of sociopaths in June 2013 to The Society for Scientific Study of Psychopathy, an international organization of which she is a member. One of the two studies, “In Love with an Exploiter: How Age Effects the Harm Experienced by Romantic Partners,” showed that the younger people are when they become involved with a sociopath, the more psychological, physical and financial scarring they will experience.

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Andersen has written two books on abusive relationships.

It is the reason Andersen targets her message to people between the ages of 14 and 30, she said. It is a bigger problem than most people realize, and it can affect both men and women. There are male and female sociopaths and both

display the same kind of behavior, she said. “The most important thing to do is to break it off completely,” Andersen said to those in an exploitive relationship.



Police Logs THEFT On Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 9:15 p.m., Jon C. Neiss of Manheim, Pa., came to the University Police Department to report that his bike had been stolen. Neiss reported that his army green, Eastern BMX bike, had been parked next to the bike rack in front of Reisner Hall between 7 and 9 p.m. The bike was not secured to the bike rack and when Neiss returned to retrieve the bike he found that it had been stolen. The missing bike was valued at approximately $300 when it was new. The incident remains under investigation at this time. ACCESS DEVICE FRAUD On Friday, Sept. 27, a female student came to the University Police Department to report that she had fallen victim to an Internet scam. The student reported that she had responded to an Instagram advertisement by a person using the username MoneyFlexMike. As a result of the scam the victim had $100 taken out of her Vanilla Reload card account. The investigation into the incident is continuing. UNDERAGE DRINKING On Saturday, Sept. 28, at 11:54 p.m., the University Police were dispatched to the Raider Room at the CUB for a report of an intoxicated female who had passed out and was sleeping at one of the tables. Officers arrived and were advised that the female had been sleeping there for approximately 20 minutes. Officers woke the female and identified her as Courtney E. Thomas, 18, of Presidents Hall. Thomas showed obvious signs of intoxication, admitted to consuming alcohol and was given a portable breath test which showed positive results for the presence of alcohol in her system. Thomas was issued a citation for underage drinking and was then escorted to her residence hall where she was released. ASSAULT / TERRORISTIC THREATS On Monday, Sept. 30, at 3:15 p.m., a student came to the University Police to report an incident that occurred the previous night in the area of the CUB. The student reported that he had been walking from his residence hall to the CUB at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. He said as he approached the steps at the CUB Amphitheater he observed a male holding what appeared to him to be an airsoft or pellet pistol. The student stated he had heard the gun discharge and that it sounded like an airsoft or pellet gun rather than a real handgun. The student said the male with the gun then turned around and yelled at him for “sneaking up on him� and threatened to shoot him. The student then continued walking to the CUB and heard the male with the gun tell him not to turn around or he would be shot. According to University Police, the student was able to provide a description of the suspect, and the incident remains under investigation at this time. UNDERAGE DRINKING On Sunday, Oct. 6, at approximately 2:45 a.m., a University Police officer was on patrol in the area of the Spiritual Center parking lot when he observed two males walking down the steps from the storage parking lot. As soon as the two males saw the police car they turned around and quickly walked back into the storage lot. The officer went to the parking lot and observed the two males attempting to hide between two vehicles. They were identified as Daniel R. Vantrieste, 18, of Wayne, Pa., and Connor M. Krieg, 18, of Mowrey Hall. Both admitted that they had been consuming alcohol and it was discovered that they also had alcohol in their possession at that time. Both were given portable breath tests which showed positive results for the presence of alcohol in their systems. Both individuals were released at the scene and citations were later filed charging them with underage drinking. UNDERAGE DRINKING On Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2:48 a.m., the University Police were dispatched to the fifth floor of Naugle Hall to assist the residence hall staff with an intoxicated female who was sick. Officers arrived and identified the female in question as Hillary M. Jenney, 18, of Naugle Hall. Jenney showed obvious signs of intoxication, admitted to consuming alcohol and was given a portable breath test which showed positive results for the presence of alcohol in her system. Jenney was issued a citation for underage drinking and was then released to her room.

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The tear drops on my guitar: Taylor Swift and our hopeless generation Cassandra Clarhaut Asst. Opinion Editor

‘Just ride’ with Lana Del Rey

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Ana Guenther Opinion Editor

Over the years the music industry has produced thousands of talented performers who have left their mark on history. There have been some artists who have flourished, and created musical empires for themselves. There have also, unfortunately, been some artists who never quite made it. Lizzy Grant was one of these artists. She was an aspiring New York singer who hoped to make it big with her alternative indie sound, but after her first album sank, Lizzy Grant fell off the music charts. However, this story has a happy ending, Grant, or better known as her stage name Lana Del Rey, is now regarded as one of America’s biggest female hits. People around the world have fallen in love with Del Rey’s sultry voice, and provocative lyrics and mu-

sic videos. There is something about her nostalgic image and sound that sets her apart from other artists within the music industry. Although her road to fame and fortune could be described as tiresome, Del Rey has managed to keep her head high above the sharks despite the backlash of criticism. Negative light began to shine down on Rey after her performance on Saturday Night Live in 2012. Numerous celebrities even went to lengths to tweet harsh criticisms at the indie artist. According to, actress Eliza Dushku chimed into the Twittersphere during Rey’s performance on SNL by saying, “Who is this wack-a-doodle chick performing on 'SNL'? Whaaa?” I think comments like this are completely unprofessional for other artists in Hollywood to say. Del Rey has gone through her hardships in her life, as a recovering alcoholic, she has had to deal with the temptations of filling up a

glass every time new negative feedback is thrown her way. Although negativity is a huge hurdle celebrities have to deal with everyday, I feel like people are just straight out not giving Del Rey a chance at all. Del Rey is nothing like Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez. She is a selfmade artist and poet who has highlighted the darker side of the American dream. According to the United Kingdom’s, Del Rey began her music career after giving up studying metaphysics at Fordham University in New York City at the age of 20. After her first album was a failure, Del Rey dedicated the next few years to community service, “homeless outreach, drug and alcohol rehabilitation — that's been my life for the past five years,” Del Rey told Vogue in a 2012 interview. Del Rey is not another bubble-gum-pop singer. She is a meticulous lyricist with the most original sense of style in the game.

Taylor Swift has gained many fans with hit songs like “Love Story,” “You Belong with Me” and “We are Never Getting Back Together.” For as long as Swift has been famous for her country/ pop blend, I have questioned the artist. I play guitar and have long complained that Swift only plays songs with three chords. However time has gone on, Swift released her “Red” album, and I have begun to like her catchy tunes more, though I still undoubtedly question her. Swift appears to be an all-American sweetheart and sings about heartbreak and love. “Sitting on a bedroom floor crying is something that makes you feel really alone. If someone's singing about that feeling, you feel bonded to that person. That is the only way I can find an explanation

for why 55,000 people would want to come see me sing,” Swift told Rolling Stone back in August. In the beginning portion of Swift’s music video for “I Knew You Were Trouble,” her voiceover accompanies a montage of “memories” constructed to tell a story. “I think that the worst part of it all wasn’t losing him, it was losing me,” is how she leads into the song. I do not think Taylor Swift could sound more hopeless. The worst part is that she represents my generation with her “I need a man to be a woman” attitude. To top it all off, 55,000 people want to see her sing. It seems to me that Swift’s songs about crying are more personal than related to the audience. Why not tell a story about struggle other than relationship issues? Maybe it is because Swift has an easy life. Taylor Swift, a Pennsylvania native, seems to live a life where boys drool over her and when she is done with them, she chronicles the descent of

the relationship in her songs. The most traumatic thing to happen to her was probably Kayne West stealing her thunder at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Now this is purely speculation, and I am not saying that all singer/songwriters should go through some tragedy to be a good artist, but I do not think that making tragedies out of your break up is a good strategy either. Swift is not famous for irresponsible acts like many other celebrities, but she still is not a good role model for little girls. Her problematic attitude in regard to men and relationships sets up younger generations and her fan base for a dependency on love to gain success and happiness. My suggestion? Until Swift sings uplifting, empowering music for ladies, do not listen. In a world where women are already at a disadvantage, Taylor Swift is only regressing the feminist movement and hope for young women in the future.

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October 8, 2013

The Beatles: A revolution they created

“Across the Universe” and “When I’m Sixty-Four” in the mid-‘70s during The Beatles Staff Writer prime — further expanding Music is the most promi- their inspiration among fans nent value in our never-end- and listeners. ing quest of self-expression through melody, catchy The tunes, and heartfelt words. insurmountable The greatest artists and bands of all time intertwined amount of time put their tunes and lyrics in such into the a way that it has influenced background generations to come. Such bands include The Beatles, workings of their The Rolling Stones, Jimi albums continue to Hendrix and Bob Marley. surpass that of any Artists of differing genres other come and go through the years, providing conventioncompeting musical al songs that only barely see artists of today’s the limelight — rarely influmodern musical encing the aspects of society years ahead of their time. figures. The only musical group that stands out from the others mentioned is The Beatles. Even Elton John collaboUndoubtedly the voice of rated with John Lennon in happiness and self-reali- the making of “Lucy in the zation, The Beatles offer a Sky with Diamonds” in 1974 perspective that simplifies while Lennon was featured life by expressing a deep de- in Elton John’s “Whatever sire to harmonize and come Gets You Thru the Night.” to terms with situations in Being an avid Beatles liswhich one may be placed. tener, I have come to the Ranked No. 1 on Rolling conclusion that the tone in Stone’s Top 100 Greatest Art- which they blend together ists, The Beatles have created has attracted me to their mua monumental impact on the sic. Early senior year of high face of modern society. Well- school I was introduced to PHoto courtesy of known artists like David Bow- the band and all its glory. A ie and Keith Moon covered friend of mine was playing

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one of their songs, “Come Together,” when I enthrallingly asked who the artists were. He told me it was his favorite band, The Beatles. From that day forward I listened to The Beatles rigorously, internalizing every song and beat they created. The way they seem to bring out the light in life is dazzling in and of itself. Lyrics that focus on working together, love, compassion and radiating contentment, The Beatles have managed to open doors for those who feel lost or hopeless. It is no surprise that they have won seven Grammy awards and have been nominated 25 times for other various Grammys from 1964 through 1997. The insurmountable amount of time put into the background workings of their albums continue to surpass that of any other competing musical artists of today’s modern musical figures. I have and will forever listen to the stimulating lessons produced by the Beatles to get me through the best and worst days of my life. They have created music that will transcend generations, forever remain a cruical part of history within the music industry.

Drake: The path he paved from the bottom to the top Marcella Jessup Staff Writer

What is it that makes Drake so successful? Could it be his star quality? The passion he conveys for good rap music? Drake embodies his flaws once again in his third studio album titled “Nothing was the Same.” According to the album was released on Sept. 24. Drake promised that his sophomore and junior albums would only be meaner and he definitely delivered. Drake tells stories of heartbreak, distant/broken relationships, success and failure. Drake has the ability to take a beat and pour his emotions onto it. He does not doubt his craft; he cannot deny the feeling of vulner-

ability and truth in his music. You for "Hold On, We're Going Home.” can hear the emotion in almost evThe whole album is worth keepery song off the album. ing on repeat in my opinion. Between the upbeat songs that Drake makes music that have you nodding your head, to those slow, personal songs that can relate to people of all have you wondering about distant ethnicities and past relationships, his feelings are definitely what draws people in. nationalities. Drake makes music that can relate to people of all ethnicities and Some songs that stand out for me nationalities. According to Rolling are: “Wu-Tang Forever,” “Hold On, Stone, Drake was scheduled to go We’re Going Home,” “Pound Cake/ on tour sometime this October with Paris Morton Music,” and “305 To fellow artists, Miguel, and hip-hop My City,” “The Language,” “All artist, Future. Me,” However, due to Drake’s intense reported the first rehersal schdules and technical ashit to debut off of the album titled, pects of the show that have not been “Started From the Bottom,” was re- ironed out yet, the tour will be postleased in early February of this past poned. year and was a hit throughout the The tour will kick off in the states country. and Canada and go across seas at a To me, Drake is most charming later date. Until then, Drake’s fans when he breaks into a full-on croon will wait in excited anticipation.

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October 8, 2013


What is on my mind: At the moment, Miley Cyrus

Adrian Sipes

Staff Columnist What is on my mind at the moment is the new Miley Cyrus. The teen star gone rebel has taken the music industry by storm and has been grabbing media headlines recently with her outrageous stunts. I feel Cyrus should tone this down a bit. But, at the same time, the critics need to take a step back as well. Transforming rapidly from Disney stardom to what some may believe to be the raunchiest 20-yearold pop-star to this date, I think it is safe to say Cyrus is trying to make a statement. She first started turning heads at the innocent age of 15 when she posed for Vanity Fair appearing topless with only a sheet to cover her breasts, according to Rolling Stone. Two years post-Vanity Fair she is caught hitting a bong. Now she is “twerking” — a lot. Not just on YouTube videos or at home, but also at the MTV Video Music Awards. Miley Cyrus shead her “Hannah Montana” persona for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. I acknowledge the fact that the Photo Courtesy of

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Response: How blurred are Robin Thicke’s lines? Deborah Mathes Guest Writer

An opinion piece ran in the Sept. 27 edition of The Slate that gave me pause, then distress. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” certainly was cause for discussion across the board, frequently amongst those who consider themselves feminists (or, as most feminists are, people who want equality for everyone). What rubbed me the wrong way — across a few blurred lines, if you wil l— was the leniency awarded the song; the claim that “it is unfair to take bits and pieces of the song to argue for either side.” Herein lies a rather sticky situation: if some bits and pieces of a song hint that less-than-consensual, or nonconsensual, sex is OK, is that not enough to fault the entire song? Though the phrases “I

know you want it” and “Go ahead, get at me” seem like an invitation, they simply are not. “I know you want it” is not a question, it is a forceful statement. The concept of the song is that women, ashamed of their sexual desires, pretend to not want sex, wasting away in their towers of chastity until Robin Thicke swoops in and rescues them from the fire-breathing, consent-asking dragons that dare wait for their intimate partners to specifically indicate an interest in sex. How charming. “The way you grab me, must want to get nasty” is a particularly unfortunate line wherein the thought process behind it is venomous. Flirting and winking are not agreeing to sex. Dancing — even “twerking” — is not agreeing to sex. Kissing, fondling and oral sex are not agreeing to any other form of sex.

So why on earth does Robin Thicke transcend this principle? Why does Robin Thicke believe that the way another person grabs him is an expression of desire to copulate? Hint: He does not, and it is not. “We ought to focus on things that truly are significant,” though an excellent way to end an argument, dismisses the main issue with Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”: It is important. Songs that promote the blatant disregard for basic human dignities, such as consensual sex, are small but easily remedied tokens of a culture that lacks true equality. When people do not find fault in the insinuation of sexual assault, what would inspire them to find fault in the act itself? I think it is absolutely significant to teach everyone how easy it is to un-blur the lines Robin Thicke is singing about.

MTV’s Video Music Awards is not the most formal event and that the bar is set high to push the limit, but that was too much. Many of the viewers that tuned in that night seemed to agree as well. The performance with Cyrus and Robin Thicke stockpiled 161 complaints to the FCC, according to

Though, most importantly, I hope the critics give her some piece of mind and just let her be Miley. Rolling Stone. Some complaints went as far as to say the performance was potential pornographic material. That I do not believe, but it sure was getting close. Cyrus, in her recent interview with Rolling Stone, went on to say that the performance was the MTV version and it could have been a lot worse, which I unfortunately find very believable. Rolling Stone journalist, Josh Eells, who conducted the interview with Cyrus, made a good point in

the first half of his article by saying maybe the fact that no matter what Cyrus does, the world still sees Hannah Montana — and maybe that is the entire issue. Maybe the world, and myself, just cannot accept the fact that Hannah Montana is nothing more than a character and that Miley Cyrus is an evolving 20-year-old superstar just trying to show her independence. Regardless of what she is doing to make the point that she is no longer the girl next door, it sure is getting a lot of attention, especially after her interview with Rolling Stone and the release of her new album. Cyrus even made her way to CNN with scornful criticism over the recent article published in Rolling Stone in which she openly talked about her drug use and drugs of choice — MDMA and marijuana. I do not condone that. She does have fans, young fans at that, who continue to adore her. However, it is her life and her future. If she does not care how it will impact her fan base then so be it. She is human, you know. Though, most importantly, I hope the critics give her some piece of mind and just let her be Miley.



October 8, 2013

Breastival brings cancer Pingpong tournament awareness to SU Campus draws crowd at SU Jenna Botley Staff Writer

Photo by Hanah Wolfe The Breastival took place in the CUB amphitheater on Oct. 2 and offered many games and activities to raise awareness of breast cancer. Colleges Against Cancer will host a 5K run in October.

Hannah Wolfe Staff Writer

Students gathered on Wednesday to eat pink cotton candy and read flyers that urged them to “feel their boobies.” The Women’s Center and Colleges Against Cancer sponsored the Breastival on Oct. 2. The CUB amphitheater was filled with tables where visitors could play games and win prizes while learning about breast cancer. “It’s what I call an info carnival. So it’s information at each table, but there’s also games and prizes,” Women’s Center Director Stephanie Erdice said. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 227 women under 30 will be diagnosed with breast cancer over

the next 30 years. “We can get breast cancer, too, and I don’t think everyone’s aware of that,” said Lainey Schock, Women’s Center intern and undergrad student. “We want to bring awareness to it particularly for young women and to celebrate survivors and remember people who have lost their battle with breast cancer,” Erdice said. In keeping with the goal of celebrating and remembering, some fair-goers opted to write inspirational messages or memorials on pink ribbons that attached to a poster board. Among the tables was a station where students could make their own surface cleaner using vinegar, baking soda, natural dish soap, borax and hot water. According to the Breast

Cancer Fund, many household cleaners contain carcinogens that are linked to breast cancer. “It gives them more information and more awareness about what they might be putting on their body or in their house that could be hazardous to them,” Erdice said. Laura Gordon, breast health patient navigator at Chambersburg Hospital, had a table at the festival where she answered questions and, using models of breasts, showed students how to give breast self-exams. Colleges Against Cancer, a sponsor of the Breastival, will be hosting a 5K run on Oct. 20 to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Visit to register.

Pingpong fans had the chance to cheer for SU students in a tournament Thursday night. The CUB programming hosted a pingpong tournament, that drew a large crowd. With two games of pingpong happening simultaneously and a total of 24 games played throughout the night, the atmosphere was energetic, competitive and exciting. With single elimination play, every point mattered for the players. The first opponent to reach 21 points was the winner, which advanced them to the next bracket. Matches were picked at random and participants anxiously awaited their name to be called, jumping up with enthusiasm when it was their turn on the tables. “These games were so intense, pingpong balls were being hit all over the CUB” CUB staff member, Caden Krout said. With awesome prizes up for grabs, one can understand why players were so competitive. The first-place prize was an iPod nano and

a $10 iTunes gift card. second place was two 9x9 Viper Ping-Pong paddles, and third place was a $10 Pizza Hut gift card. “I have never won a tournament before. It’d be nice to see if I could win something like this. I like pingpong though so win or lose it will be fun,” Chris Paoli said before the games begin. Ironically, Paoli ended up winning his first tournament that night, and beamed with excitement as he received his first-place prize. The second-place prize went to Lewis Camero, and third place went to Brett Rudsill. Many other students decided to play because it gave them something fun to do on a Thursday night. “I wanted to play some pingpong because I’m an avid player who enjoys quality competition. Once I found out that there was a tournament going on I knew it was something I would want to participate in,” Alex Manning said. “Last year I was the Game Zone manager, so I couldn’t participate in these events. So this year I’m trying to compete since I have the chance,” Jerry Cooley said.

Although not everyone received prizes, many students were satisfied with getting to play some pongpong and having something to do on a Thursday night. CUB programing has events every other Thursday and Friday, as well as every Saturday. This is done so students have can still have fun on weekends in a safe way. Thursday nights are typically tournaments, with prizes available for winners. Friday night events are usually live entrainment, where prizes are still given out by raffle. “CUB programing has been very successful so far this year with all of our events. All events have had such a great turn out,” CUB staff member Anthony Gallone said. Because of the success with the programs, there is no fee for any events, and the CUB budget funds all prizes for events. For more information about upcoming events happening at Game Zone or in the CUB, follow the CUB on Twitter @shipcub and like it on Facebook.

Photo by Jenna Botley SU students had the opportunity to cheer on their favorite ping pong player at the tournament on Thursday.

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October 8, 2013


PRSSA shows students how to dress to impress Tori Hartman Staff Writer

What not to wear was a topic of discussion amongst students at the professional dress workshop. The event was held by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) to teach students what attire is appropriate for a job interview. About 45 students attended the workshop. Some PRSSA members even came in professional dress to show students the dos and don’ts of attire for hire. PRSSA members suggested men wear dark, conservative colored suits such as navy blue or black. A man’s shoes should be darker than the suit and socks should always be a dark color as well. Men are reminded to wear a shirt under a long-sleeve dress shirt. Ties should always be worn with a suit. The tie should be a different color from the

jacket and preferably made of silk. Women should remember to limit the amount of jewelry they wear. Some helpful tips are one ring per hand and no more than two piercings per ear. Women should also try to wear darker colors and avoid pastels. Outfits should never be too short or too revealing. Perfume should be avoided as it may be offensive to the interviewer. Nail polish should be a neutral color and not chipped. Women should also remember that shoes should be closed toe and comfortable to wear and walk in. The workshop also shared some basic tips for both men and women. In general, all facial piercings should be removed and tattoos should be concealed. Hair should be kept neat Photo by Tori Hartman and should never be wet. The Public Relations Student Society of America held a profesional dress Also, jeans are never appro- workshop for students on Oct. 1 which drew a crowd of 45 SU students. priate to wear for an interAlways make sure your view. Dressing more formal than what may be expected is also acceptable. professional outfit is wrin-

kle-free and properly ironed. For the interview, make sure to leave any gum and cell phones in the car. “Professional dress is one of the most important aspects of obtaining and maintaining a career,” Maura Hanson said. Hanson is an active member in PRSSA and helped organize the workshop. She wanted to help with the workshop because she believes that “dressing and acting professional in the workplace are the building blocks of a successful career.” She hopes students remember the basics they were taught in the workshop. Hanson even created a saying to help her choose an outfit. “When in doubt, don’t. If the outfit isn’t something you’d want your grandma to see you in, don’t wear it.” The members of PRSSA hope the tips they provided to the attendees gave a better understanding of how to dress to impress. More in-

formation on dressing professional can be found in the Career Development Center section of SU’s website. The center’s website also features a mock interview to help students practice an interview through a simulated situation. PRSSA is hosting several more workshops this semester. The next workshop will be held on Oct. 8 in Rowland Hall 200 at 3:30 p.m. and will discuss the significance of internships. Professor Holly KalbachOtt will be discussing the university procedures to complete a for-credit internship. Students from each professional emphasis will also be sharing their experiences working at an internship. All communication/journalism students are encouraged to attend.

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SU recognizes Custodial Appreciation Month

Photo by Adrian Sipes October marks the month where the custodial staff at Su are thanked for the services provided to campus.

Adrian Sipes Staff Writer

When an actor or actress receives an award, for instance, at the Emmy’s, their thank you speech always entails the behind the scenes contributors. Whether it is the guy in sound or the woman in makeup, they are always recognized. They too had a big part in the success of the movie. Shippensburg University also follows this code of honor. October marks the month in which the custodial staff at SU are thanked for the services they provide to the campus. It is called Custodial Appreciation Month. Darrell Claiborne, director of the University Union and Student Activities (CUB), had a lot of positive things to say about the custodial staff. “We have to embrace everyone at every level of the institution,” he said. He also went on to praise the custodial staff for their pleasant attitude they bring to the workplace and said how essential it is to have the custodians in the CUB. “They are always being

attentive to the office areas, coordinating with us and we wanted to find a way to thank them,” he continued. “If we look at the big event we had at the start of the year, Raze (a club-themed dance party held in the CUB), the building was a mess from all the confetti and we wanted to find a way to say thank you and recognize them.” Recognize them they did. Claiborne and his staff sent thank you cards to the custodial staff and also hung a banner up in the lower level of the CUB to make students aware of Custodial Appreciation Month and to further show their appreciation. The staff was also put on the CUB’s social media networks in honor of their services and will have their pictures on display. Claiborne added that tokens of appreciation will be given to the custodial staff in the near future – it is just not decided on what that will be yet. The tokens will not be funded through the university, but personally through Claiborne and the department. Yet it is not just the faculty in the CUB that is appreciative, the custodial staff is, too. Robert Koch, custodial ser-

vice manager at SU, said he and the staff “greatly appreciate” the fact that SU has dedicated a month in honor of their services. Accompanying their thanks, faculty on campus, such as those in the library and CUB, post signs around campus to remind students that though the university has its own custodial staff, students should still try and clean up after themselves. This as well does not go unnoticed by Koch and his custodial team. “It is a big help to us when signs are posted reminding students to clean up after themselves. We are here to clean, don’t get me wrong, but when we have to go the extra to clean up a mess it takes us away for our regular duties,” Koch said. But, regardless of the mess, Koch and his staff are here for the students. “Both my staff and I love working at the university. They love doing things for the students. That is the whole reason we are here,” he said. To view or read more about the custodial staff, visit the CUB’s Facebook page where the pictures of the staff have already been posted.

October 8, 2013

Raider Runway: Fall Trends

Julie Klinger Staff Writer

In my last article I reviewed what exactly is fashionable. I also talked about how trends are just guidelines. So, here are your guidelines for this fall. 1.) White isn’t just for Winter White, just like black, is a color that makes your outfit crisp and even sometimes edgy. You do not have to spend a million bucks to obtain a classy white piece, making this trend even more available to the average consumer. Some of my favorite pieces to incorporate into my fall ensemble are white jeans or a flirty, loose-fitting top. For such a neutral color, white will forever catch the gaze of those crossing your path. 2.) Lady Leather Leather, anywhere on our body, elevates us to instant punk status. I talked in the last article about being strong and bold, and leather helps us get there without even saying a word. Leather looks super cute with lace and/or flowing fabrics because they help even each other out.

Also, using a more feminine piece underneath a leather jacket or vest deters others from thinking we may be in a biker gang. There is nothing better than telling the world that you are strong as well as proud to be woman. It is all about the balance, ya know? I always use a fine tailored leather jacket as an instant spruce to an outfit. Pair a leather jacket with a statement piece such as an ornate watch or eye-catching earrings and you will be good to go. 3.) Over-the-Knee Boots One word. Sexy. Over-theknee boots can be dramatic, so make sure you wear them with an outfit that really says “look at me.” If that is not what you are going for, save the boots for a night out. Nighttime fashion is dramatic in itself. Overthe-knee boots, depending on the style, can really bring an elegance to an ensemble. Just make sure the rest of the outfit is not to “showy.” A simple flowing cardigan with a basic tee and neutral color jeans would be a perfect match for this show-stopping trend. 4.) Shades of Green (and Blue) My new obsession is olive green. Super flattering and

something many others will not dare to try. Another shade of green that is hot right now is emerald green. Very feminine and very, very classy. Green can nicely complement a variety of skin and hair colors. Blue is also one of those shades that makes every woman feel incredible. I recommend trying sapphire blue. It is not too light and not too dark and drab. It is a new and fresh color (for fall, anyway). Both of these shades are incredibly fashion forward this fall. Go ahead, be daring. Remember, mix neutrals with one of these up-andcoming colors for an instant runway look. 4.) Tribal Society Get yourself back in touch with your roots and pick up a piece with tribal patterns. It does not matter what type of piece it is, whether it is leggings, a shirt, or a cardigan, be sure to put a modern spin on the ensemble. Remember this rule. Wear a simple piece to accent the tribal one. You do not want to take away the power from the pattern. That is the whole point of the tribal piece in the first place. My go-to outfit for this trend would be a long, oversized tribal print cardigan.

D1 A&E Nitty Gritty Dirt Band brings crowds to Luhrs

October 8, 2013


The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band filled the auditorium at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center with the sound of its iconic contry-folk-rock on Oct. 5. The band’s four members provided a smooth, clear sound for the deeply appreciative all-age audience, proving that their sound was not the reason for their moniker. The NGDB frequently encouraged the audience to clap and sing along as they played nearly two hours of music with its 17-song set. The band played tunes from its early days (the band was founded in 1965) up through recent albums which provided something for each segment of the audience. Naturally, the band’s biggest hit, “Mr. Bojangles,”

was in that mix, along with more recent hits like “Fishin’ in the Dark” and “Bless the Broken Road,” which was famously covered by Rascal Flatts. The NGDB also covered songs by other artists, although the band made them their own. A few of those songs provided some of the most humorous moments of the show when banjo player John McEuen performed the theme song from “The Beverly Hillbillies” and The Beatles’ “Get Back,” the latter added to their repertoire in direct response to John McEuen’s brother’s statement. “If the banjo was any good, The Beatles would have used it.” Other covers that drew enthusiastic applause included “Going Up the Country” by Canned Heat, bayou standard “Jambalaya” and “Coconut Grove” by the Beach Boys. The evening ended with

a double encore. They performed “Will the Circle be Unbroken” from their 1973 triple album of the same name and finished the evening with “The Weight,” the often covered song by The Band. NGDB’s lineup has been fairly stable throughout the years. The newest member, keyboard player and vocalist Bob Carpenter, joined the band in 1977. The rest of the band is comprised of founder Jeff Hanna on guitars and vocals, founder Jimmy Fadden on drums, harmonica and vocals and John McEuen, who replaced Jackson Browne in 1966, on fiddle, guitar, lap steel and banjo. You can find out more about the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on its webpage, www., and more about the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at

Photo by Robyn Woodley Band members Jeff Hanna and John McEuen rock the stage together Saturday night.

Faculty holding art exhibit in the Kauffman Gallery CASSANDERA FRIEDENBERGER Staff Writer

The faculty of the Shippensburg University Art and Design Program will be holding an exhibit that will be opening in the Kauffman Gallery on Oct. 9. Many of the faculty members will have their art displayed in the exhibit, including Michael Campbell, Steve Dolbin, Mark Moilanen, David Reinbold and Kate Keely. Campbell has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University. He teaches drawing, painting and art ppreciation. Campbell’s artwork uses various forms of media and techniques while making his work about “looking, seeing, making choices, layered meanings — whether literal or metaphor.” “My hope is that the work reveals as much as it creates questions, and that the meanings and understanding we think we grasp, is as fluid as we believe it to be

concrete,” Campbell said. Dolbin has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt University. Dolbin is a recognized sculpture, performance artist and art educator. He is the chairperson of the art department, as well as a professor. He teaches sculpture, 3-D design and senior seminar. For his artwork Dolbin uses materials that “fight back,” such as stone and metal. The content of his work deals with “spiritual dialogue humans once had with the physical landscape of our world and the more economic/resource oriented relationship that has come to dominate the present.” Moilanen is the head of the art education/ K-12 teaching certification program as well as a professor for art appreciation. He earned his docorate at the University of Wisconsin Madison. The art piece that Moilanen is displaying in this exhibit is titled “Nailin’ Miley.” The piece includes images of Miley Cyrus from

a newborn baby until her performance at the MTV Music Video Awards in August 2013. He says he is “aware that the piece will likely include an array of reactions from viewers” and he “hopes for dialogues — both personal and group — questioning just what it takes today to become a part of history.” Reinbold earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at Southern Illinois University and he teaches Photoshop classes. He will include two art pieces that are digital graphics and one piece that is a traditional drawing. His digital graphic images include traditional drawings and painting elements that have been scanned and composed into his artwork on Photoshop. Reinbold said his “drawings are about light and air and the sensuality of the drawing hand moving across the paper.” Keely teaches art history. Her artwork’s content uses personal experience and poetic myth while it also ex-

amines issues of the human condition. Keely’s paintings “assert attributes such as strength, transition and renewal, while often exploring the themes of life, death and resurrection.” Other faculty members who also will have artwork in the exhibit are Ben Culbertson, Courtney Redding and William Whiteley. The exhibit will be on display until Oct. 24. The opening is at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a presentation at 7 p.m. There will also be a student exhibit on display from Oct. 7 — Oct. 17. This student is Kathrine Hess. She is a senior and an Art education major. Her exhibit is composed of photography, showing the relationship of an object to the space around it. She says she is “looking to express the interaction of humans with an environment and the impressions we leave behind.”

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October 8, 2013

The Thought Lot brings folk music to Shippensburg

Fallon Finnegan Guest Writer

The Thought Lot hosted a show on Oct. 2 focusing on folk bands instead of the typical punk rock or open mic nights for which it is known. The Pale Barn Ghosts, a band originating from south central Pennsylvania, started off the evening. They described their sound as “cemetery folk,” which is a clever play on their band name and have a mellow, unique sound that went spectacularly with the ambient atmosphere. Though it was a slow start to the night, The Pale Barn Ghosts rocked the stage for the close friends and fans who Photo by Fallon Finnegan were there. The small, relaxed crowd only added to the cozy Pale Barn Ghosts play its “cemetery folk” music for the small crowd at The Thought Lot.

vibe and lead singer, Thomas Roue, showed his appreciation when he mentioned how awesome it was to be performing for the other bands who took up much of the audience. The Hello Strangers took over the stage for a slightly larger crowd and kicked off their set with a more upbeat, folk sound that had the audience on their feet. According to the band’s Facebook page, they are a “sister duo whose haunting harmonies and original, wittingly noir songwriting style are the backbone of their sound.” Haunting is the perfect word to describe the harmonies the sisters Brechyn Chace and Larissa Chace Smith produced. The crowd settled into the many couches spread throughout the venue when a few slow songs were played. Brechyn

broke out an accordion for their song “Poor Dear,” showing another one of the group’s many talents. Audience member Peter Franklin said, “I’m good friends with the Hello Strangers and they’re always good. The last band was good, too.” The final and headlining band, Mike Mangione & the Union, is another Americana, folk/pop band. The band describes itself as “a group that combines a folk-rock sound with an orchestrated string section, soulful vocals and literate sensibility.” The show was advertised as being Mike Mangione & the Union’s CD release party. The Thought Lot hosts shows several times a month. For more information, visit

Cumberland Wellness and Arts promotes community health Melissa Hare

Multimedia Editor Cumberland Wellness and Arts (CWAA) occupies a small, re-purposed building off East King Street in Shippensburg. Its structural size is no depiction of the broad capacity of its mission, however. A man of many trades, Albert Heefner, wanted to offer something different to the community. He is a photographer, neuromuscular massage therapist and an emergency medical technician (EMT). He found a way to integrate these talents into the foundation of an exclusive community center that offers a variety of services. Establishing a unique center devoted to both wellness and the arts, Heefner developed a voice of his own.

The recent opening of CWAA is a unique addition to Shippensburg. On the front end, the center is a traditional wellness center, providing services such as CPR instruction and massage therapy. However, the center has much more to offer. Its support for the arts puts a focus on offering artistic services from a wide range of photography services to art and music lessons, clinics and events. Tom Martini, an endorser of Morley Pedals, brought energy to the center’s opening with a guitar pedal clinic Saturday afternoon, marking the first of many clinics to come. CWAA hopes to continue hosting events that support both wellness and the arts in the community. “Our mission is to offer options to the community that better the mind, body and spirit,” Heefner said. Heefner’s goal to offer

something different to the Shippensburg community was echoed by Martini’s mission for his band, Distorted Voices. They strive to provide music enthusiasts with a different listening experience. Morley Pedals allows them to achieve just that. “Playing guitar with Morley Pedals is an extension of who you are,” Martini said. With no vocalist to accompany their acoustics, they had to figure out a way to create that voice with the music they play. They had to develop a voice of their own. Morley Pedals has given them that voice. Martini’s guitar pedal clinic set the stage for many more art and music events to be featured at CWAA, setting high hopes for its ongoing success. “CWAA has set roots … to help the community,” Heefner said.

Photo by Melissa Hare Tom Martini of the band Distorted Voices plays his guitar with Morley pedals at the guitar pedal clinic.

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October 8, 2013


Charity show at Hot Point Inn gives guitars to veterans Ben Anwyll

Guest Writer A veteran, a firefighter and an audience member were given guitars on Saturday night at Hot Point Inn. The event was sponsored by Cumberland Wellness and Arts, an alternative and holistic health clinic, and featured prominent metal bands in the Pennsylvania area. The event was part of a larger movement called “Guitars4Vets.” The movement aims to place as many guitars in the hands of military veterans as possible. Research has shown that musical training can effectively augment treatment for the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The show began with a metal band called Ghost of War. Thane Farace, guitarist of Ghost of War, took the spotlight and dazzled the audience with machine-like fingers hammering notes out on

the neck of his guitar. Midway through the adrenaline filled performances of metal bands Ghost of War, Crown of Earth and Distorted Voices, names were drawn out of a jar to select the winners of the guitars. A brand new, black Stratocaster guitar was given to Derrick Grosse, a firefighter. Grosse was thrilled to receive the guitar and later commented that he was excited to learn how to play. Fortunately for him, Cumberland Wellness and Arts, located in Shippensburg, also offers guitar lessons. A veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force was given a red Ibanez guitar. Philadelphia-based Crown of Earth then took the stage and rocked out in what could be described as a hard hitting, classic heavy-metal style, replete with pulsating kick drums, bass riffs, and a deafening wall of sound. They played a set of original songs with a few well-loved

covers thrown in, such as “The Trooper” by Iron Maiden. Metal fans of all ages were there “head banging” in unison. An acoustic guitar was given to an audience memeber whose brother had given his life in military service of the country. She was invited up on stage with Ghost of War during one of their songs to wave an American Flag in honor of her brother’s life. The ending act of the show, and arguably the most renowned of the three bands, was Distorted Voices. Legendary guitarist Tom Martini led the band with crisp, fluent soloing and a charismatic stage presence, at one point even jumping into the crowd while his guitar still screamed out rapid arpeggiated melodies. Though this was the first “Guitars4Vets” event in Shippensburg, similar events across the country will see many more guitars put in the hands of real heroes.

Photo by Ben Anwyll An audience member was given an acoustic guitar and invited to wave a flag on stage with Ghost of War for her brother who lost his life serving in the military.



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October 8, 2013

Volleyball wins ďŹ rst two home games, E6

Football ties points record in Saturday win, E5 Field hockey stays strong with 10th-straight win, E3


How many more chances does Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez deserve?




BRYAN OBAROWSKI Asst. Sports Editor

Even though the year has ended for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, the controversy continues to swirl around the infamous all-star. Earlier this week, Rodriguez and his legal team filed two lawsuits, one against Major League Baseball and one against the New York Yankees’ team doctor. The question comes down to what is Alex Rodriguez trying to gain by filing these lawsuits? Is there any way for the Yankees’ third baseman to save face at this point? Bryan and Ryan will discuss this topic in this week’s hot corner.


With a 211 game suspension hanging over his head, and what is quickly becoming a tarnished career, I don’t understand why Rodriguez would want to try and attack the very organization

that has given him a job. The only way that this story could be spun in a positive way would be if Rodriguez truly felt like he was mistreated by the MLB and that the organization was trying to make an example out of him, then I could understand why a lawsuit would be filed. But, I don’t think this is the reason for the lawsuit. I think these lawsuits have been filed because Rodriguez refuses to admit that he may have done something wrong. At this point, there is no way for Rodriguez to save his reputation. At least for me, he will always be remembered as a player who used performance enhancing drugs, and this is only going to make things worse. If these lawsuits bring the individuals involved into court, the story is going to be drawn out throughout the winter and A-Rod will be at the center of it. I don’t think there is any reason for this to happen. I think the best thing for him to be would be to sit back,

October 8, 2013

SU Sports Upcoming Schedule HOME GAMES IN CAPS Football Oct. 12 at Lock Haven 12 p.m. Volleyball Oct. 8 at Millersville 7 p.m.

Oct. 11 at East Stroudsburg 7 p.m.

Courtesy of Google Images The NY Yankees’ stadium has been Rodriguez’s home for the past nine years.

stay out of the spotlight, take the punishment and move on. Rodriguez has made more money than most people can even comprehend, and in my opinion, filing these lawsuits can only lower him

farther into the abyss.


I have to agree with you Bryan, this is something so dumb I cannot even wrap my head around it. The man needs to stay out of the spotlight as much as possible because of what he was already accused of, now trying to go after the league is the dumbest thing he could possibly do. The MLB is the organization that has made Rodriguez into what he is today— everything he has is because of the MLB. For him to go after it like he is, it is an insult to the people who head the league. I personally believe that A-Rod should be kicked out of baseball for good. He has abused the opportunities that he was given. He was given too many second chances and he blew every single one of them. At some point someone in the league has to say enough is enough get rid of the guy. A-Rod needs to face the fact that the league has control over whether he plays or not, filing the lawsuit is not Courtesy of Google Images something that is going to Alex Rodriguez has been accused of steroid use many times before and was let off with a mear slap on help him, this is only going to the wrist. It is time he is given the proper punishment he deserves. A-Rod needs to pay for his actions. hurt his chances of a return.

Oct. 12 at Kutztown 1 p.m. Field Hockey Oct. 9 at West Chester 4 p.m. Oct. 12 vs. MILLERSVILLE 1 p.m. Women’s Soccer Oct. 8 at West Chester 1 p.m. Oct. 12 vs. EAST STROUDSBURG 4 p.m. Men’s Soccer Oct. 8 at West Chester 3:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at East Stroudsburg Cross Country Oct. 19 at Gettysburg Invitational 11 a.m. (Gettysburg)


October 8, 2013

Swimming starts strong Abbie Brumback

Asst. Web Editor


The Raiders earned another first–place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay. O’Neal, Brown, Meier and junior Jen Flinchbaugh, finished the event with a time of 3:43.14. SU defeated SCU but unfortunately fell to WCU Friday evening.

The Shippensburg University men’s and women’s swimming teams traveled to Southern Connecticut State University this weekend for a tri-meet between Shippensburg Univeristy, Southern Connecticut UniMen veristy and West Chester As for the men’s team, University. two swimmers secured PSAC cuts at the seaWomen The women’s team geared son opener. Elijah Goldup for a weekend full of stiff man and Brennan Wolter competition. Earning four achieved their PSAC cuts PSAC cuts this weekend in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Other highlights include were senior Julie Brown in the 50-yard freestyle with Shaun Smith’s 100-yard a time of 24.64. Brown also butterfly with a time of earned a PSAC cut in the 56.22, which captured him 100-yard freestyle with a a first–place spot in the meet. time of 54.50. The Raider swimmers for Sophomore Carolyn Meier earned a PSAC cut in the the 400-yard freestyle re200 freestyle with a time of lay achieved a second-place 1:58.14 and 100-yard free- finish. Swimmers Tyler Robertson, Stefan Szistyle with a time of 54.40. Friday evening, Raider lagyi, Chris Bankert and sophomore Rikki Sargent, Goldman earned a time of freshman Abbey O’Neal, 3:22.97. Despite great swims, Brown and Meier won the the Raiders fell to both the 200-yard freestyle relay. Saturday, junior Jess Owls and the Rams SaturTrgovic achieved a second day afternoon. The Raiders have a much place finish in her 200-yard backstroke with a stellar needed 26-day rest period time of 2:16.81 while Raid- before they get back into er senior Colleen Stiles fin- the water on Nov. 1 when ished just behind Trgovic they take on Fairmont with an impressive time of State Univeristy inside Heiges Field House. 2:17.59.

Photo courtesy of Bill Smith

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Lauren Taylor scored her eighth goal during SU’s big PSAC victory.

Raider Molly Stuart recorded one shot during Saturday’s matchup.

Field hockey holds off Crimson Hawks

The Shippensburg University field hockey team scored twice in the first 10 minutes of a Saturday night showdown with IUP and weathered through separate pre-game and in-match lightning delays to fend off a pesky Crimson Hawks squad 4–2, from Miller Stadium. Shippensburg (10–0) extended its regular-season unbeaten streak to 20 matches with another balanced scoring effort. Senior Lauren Taylor

scored twice, while senior Megan Jett, the reigning PSAC Player of the Week, and Taylor Bender also added tallies in the contest. An unassisted goal by Jett midway through the first half proved to be the decisive tally for the Raiders. SU seemed to have control of the contest from the beginning, as Bender scored just two minutes, 29 seconds into the match and Taylor added her first goal of the game at the nine min-

ute, 49 second mark. The Raiders tacked on their fourth and final goal of the game just three minutes into the second half when Taylor notched her second of the night and her eighth of the season. Three Raiders-senior Bre White, Jett and Taylor, have each scored eight goals and tallied at least 17 points on the season. The Raider trio ranks inside the Top 10 in the conference in scoring. Bender raised her season goal total

to six and now has 13 goals for her career. SU enters a pivotal portion of the schedule next week with showdowns against No. 3 West Chester Univeristy and No. 2 Millersville University. The Raiders will travel Wednesday to WCU to face the Golden Rams before hosting the Marauders next Saturday. - Courtesy of SU Sports Information

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Joey Borgioni finished second in the 100-yard fly on Saturday afternoon. Senior Raider defender Katie Shoop (right) has played stellar for SU thus far this season, Shoop is a crucial part to the Raiders defense.



October 8, 2013

Volleyball finds success inside Heiges Field House

Raiders sweep competition in straight sets during first two home matches of the 2013 season Bryan Obarowski

Asst. Sports Editor The Shippensurg University volleyball team took the court inside Heiges Field House for the first time this season and found great success. The Raiders captured two key PSAC victories, one on Friday night and the other Saturday afternoon.


In their first home match of the season, the Raiders defeated the Golden Rams of West Chester University in three sets 25–18, 25–16 and 25–21. On Military Appreciation Night, the Raiders were looking to continue their success against the Golden Rams. SU entered the match coming off a four-match winning streak and was looking to make it five-in-a-row. They also were looking to make their overall record against the Rams 13–2 since 2007. In the first set, SU had 34 total attacks, hitting

.235 in the set. The Raiders finished with 13 kills and only three errors to open the match. The second set saw SU attacking 32 times and finishing 12 kills. In the third and final set, SU did not let up its attack. The Raiders recorded 17 kills on 39 total attacks in the set capping off an impressive night of offense for SU. The win was much needed, as SU had lost its last three matches against PSAC teams. SU had three players with 10 or more kills. Jill Edwards led the team with 11 kills and two digs, while Faith Athey finished with 10 kills and Gabbie Holt collected 10 kills with two digs. SU’s Maura Nolan continued her great play at the setter position Friday night. Nolan added 33 
assists to her season total, which puts her at 521 for the year.

volleyball team, swept both opponents during the opening home matches of the season. The Riadersdefeated Cheyney in three sets, 25–11, 25–16 and 25–18. With the win, SU improved its record to 10–6 and 3–3 in the PSAC. The Raiders had 118 total attack attempts and had only an 18 attack error during the match. As a team, SU hit a very high percentage. Two SU players hit over .500 in the match. Athey hit .667 and Alyssa Rowley finished the match hitting .500. Maria Peluso led the Raiders with 12 kills in the match, while Athey, Mummert and Pryor all finished the day with eight kills. The Raiders will be back in action at Millersville University on Tuesday night inside Pucillo Gymnasium and will finish the week when they take on PSAC rivals East Stroudsburg University on Oct. 12 Saturday With a win over Cheyney and Kutztown University Both sophomore Faith Athey (left) and freshman Gabbie Holt (right) performed well during the weekend matchups. University the Raiders on Oct. 12.

Photos by Ryan Trexler Jill Edwards has continued her dominating performance so far this season. Edwards had yet another stellar weekend, recording 11 kills Friday night along with nine digs during the Raiders victory over WCU. Maura Nolan (21) sets Abby Mummert (12) for a spike during Friday night’s huge victory over the Golden Rams.


October 8, 2013


Raider offense too hot for Griffins to handle

Dominant offensive outing helps SU tie school record for most points scored in a single game Ryan Trexler Sports Editor

The Shippensburg University football team outplayed Seton Hill University Saturday afternoon as it tied a school record for most offensive points in a game enroute to its dominating 73–27 victory over the Griffins. Despite the huge victory the game did not start out as the Raiders had hoped. Quarterback Zach Zulli fumbled the ball on just the second play of the game that turned into a Griffin touchdown, putting the Raiders down 7–0 early in the game. “I just lost control of that ball. I don’t know, maybe I just was-not in the game yet because I had-not gotten hit yet. I had to get my confidence back,” Zulli said. The senior quarterback indeed regained confidence as the game went on. Zulli came back onto the field for the next drive and completed a 65-yard touchdown pass to Shannon Maura, tying the game at 7–7. The Raiders scored four consecutive touchdowns after the Zulli-to-Maura connection. The first score came from a Zulli one-yard touchdown run, putting the Raiders up 14–7. The preceding drive ended when Zulli connected with Trevor Harman for a 2-yard touchdown pass, extending the Raiders’ lead

to 21–7 with just under three minutes left in the quarter. The Raiders added another touchdown right before the end of the first quarter when Sheldon Mayer completed a 46yard touchdown pass to Quran Kent, taking the Raiders lead to 28–7. The second quarter started strong for the Raiders as well when Zulli found Mayer wide open in the back right of the end zone, taking the Raiders’ lead to 35–7. Mayer finished the day with 48 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown and one passing touchdown. SHU did manage to find the end zone after an 89-yard kick return by Norman Darden. Griffin running back Trae Cook scored on a two yard touchdown run. The Griffins’ extra point attempt was no good but cut the Raiders lead to 35–13. SU answered with another 1-yard touchdown run from Zulli, capping a 10-play, 75-yard drive, lengthening the Raiders’ lead to 42–13. The Griffins mustered a 5-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Lenny Dowell to wide receiver Erik Kerns’ six seconds before the end of the half. The touchdown pass finished off a four play, 80-yard drive from the Griffins. The Raiders held onto the ball until the half end-

ed and went into the locker room with a commanding 42–20 lead. “I was really upset at halftime–we have to be stronger in the red zone. I was not happy with those big plays we were giving up,” head coach Mark Maciejewski said. The Raider defense limited the number of big plays that the Griffins had in the second half. SU’s defense stepped up and shut down the Griffin offense. SHU managed just seven points and 117 yards of total offense in the second half. Senior Jake Metz ended up with 11 total tackles and three sacks throughout the course of today’s game. Junior Brian Sourber performed well on the defensive side of the ball as well for the Raiders, recording six total sacks. SU scored the first points of the second half when Chris Lawshe and Harman connected for a 14-yard touchdown pass. Lawshe finished the day with 98 yards rushing, one rushing touchdown, 22 yards passing and one passing touchdown. SHU scored its only points of the second half when Jarvis McClam finished a seven play, 90– yard drive with a 24–yard rushing touchdown, cutting the Raiders’ lead to 49–27. The 90–yard drive was the Griffins’ longest of the day. It was all SU from there.

The Raiders scored four more times to finish the game. One score came from a 47–yard touchdown run from Blair Brooks. Brooks finished the afternoon with 57 yards rushing and one touchdown. Zulli found Harman one last time for an 18–yard touchdown pass. Zulli finished the game with 27 yards rushing, two rushing touchdowns, 395 yards passing and four passing touchdown’s. Harman finished with 13 catches for 128 yards and three touchdown receptions, taking his receiving touchdown total to nine on the season. Lawshe added his oneyard touchdown to SU’s lead, taking the game to 70–27. Maciejewski realized that the game was in the hands of the Raiders and decided to get the backup players some in-game experience. “We were able to get a Drew Newcomer (34) was a perfect 10-for-10 in extra point lot of people in the game,” opportunities and knocked in a 35-yard field goal on Saturday. Maciejewski said. “It is only going to help us down the road. It will pay off in the future.” The Raiders added one more score to their total when Drew Newcomer knocked in a 35–yard field goal, solidifying the victory. SU will be back in action as it travels to Lock Haven University next Saturday in a crucial PSAC East matchup, kickoff is set for noon.

Photos by Ryan Trexler

Defensive lineman Jake Metz applies pressure to Seton Running back Blair Brooks (22) finds a hole in the Griffin defense during Saturday’s dominating victory. Hill quarterback Lenny Dowell during Saturday’s game.



October 8, 2013

Men’s soccer drops weekend match

Despite Derrick Roy’s team-leading fifth goal, SU falls to Cedarville University 4–1 Brendan Gates Staff Writer

The Shippensburg University men’s soccer team dropped a hard fought non-conference game to the Cedarville University Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon by a score of 4–1. The Yellow Jackets scored first just three minutes into the match when Connor Gilmour knocked in a header past SU goalie Clay Sale. The offense for SU was

non-existant during the first half, the Raiders were unable to record a single shot on goal. SU was able to limit the damage to just a one-goal deficit going into half time. Four minutes into the second half, Gilmour notched his second goal of the game for Cedarville. Gilmour ended the game with three goals for the Yellow Jackets, one of them occurring in the final minutes of play off a penalty kick. The hat trick was Gilmour’s second of the

2013 season. SU’s lone goal came from a penalty from Seniro Derrick Roy in the 83rd minute of play. Roy now has a team-leading five goals on the season. With the loss SU is now 4–4–1 overall on the season and 1–2 in PSAC play. The Raiders will travel to West Chester University this afternoon to face off against a tough PSAC contender in the Golden Rams. Game time is slated for 3 p.m.

Photo by Ryan Trexler

Shelbie Rackley recorded five saves in Wednesday’s shutout—her fifth shutout this year.

Women’s soccer wins OT thriller Ryan Trexler Sports Editor

It took until the 109th minute of play for the Shippensburg University women’s soccer team to get on the board Wednesday night against Millersville University. Kate Zech scored the lone goal in the second overtime and captured the Raiders’ 1–0 victory. The first half of the game started slowly for both teams. Both the Raiders and the Maruaders recorded a mere two shots in the first 45 minutes of play. SU junior midfielder Carolyn Smith took both shots for the Raiders. Smith led all Raider players with six total shots, one of which was on goal. The second half was packed with action. Both teams recorded nine shots, none of which reached the back of net. The Raiders had their chances to score but stellar defense and goalkeeping by MU kept the Raiders off the board. SU senior goalie Shelbie Rackley had an impressive

game in the net as well for the Raiders. Rackley tallied five saves for the Raiders in 109 minutes. The end of regulation ended in a deadlock at zero, taking the game into overtime. The first overtime period ended in yet another 0–0 draw, with both teams recording two shots. 
The second and final overtime started with a great save by Rackley, keeping the Raiders’ hopes of a win still alive. SU stepped up the tempo from there and it paid off. With just 13.9 seconds left in the game, Zech scored a huge goal for the Raiders. Zech collected a rebound and delivered a shot while falling down that skipped past the MU goalie, sending the Raider bench and fans into an uproar. Zech’s teammates stormed the field and piled on top of her, celebrating SU’s huge victory.
 “Casey [Rightmyer] was fumbling with the ball and I came through hoping for the best…I didn’t see [the goal] at all…I knew I went

far post and was just hoping for the best,” Zech said. The best is what Zech got–being that the ball found a way into the back of the net, solidifying the Raiders’ win. “We knew we were going to come out and it was going to be an even match. We both battled in the middle of the field and we knew it was going to be a 1–0 game,” Zech said. It was an even match as Raiders outshot the Marauders by just one goal. SU recorded 16 shots throughout the game and MU notched 15. “This is great. It is so exciting,” Zech said. “We have rivaled with Millersville all the time and every time we can pull out a win it is good.” Zech’s goal takes her season total to two, tying her for the most on the Raider squad. 
 The Raiders will bask in this victory until Oct. 8 when they travel to PSAC contender West Chester University to take on the 7–3 Rams. The game is slated to begin at 1 p.m.

Photo by Brendan Gates

Jonathan Denicola recorded two shots in the Raiders’ tough loss to CU on Saturday.


October 8, 2013


Cross country performs well at the Paul Short Invitational Joseph Marinelli Staff Writer

The Shippensburg University cross–country teams fought through the warm weather conditions at the Paul Short Invitational held at Lehigh University this past weekend. Both the men’s and women’s squads performed well against Division 1 schools and made a name for themselves.


The women’s cross-country team put together a well-balanced and impressive performance to place second out of 45 teams in the (6K) Brown race at the Paul Short Invitational. Two freshmen led the way for the Raiders.

Casey Norton continued her impressive freshman campaign with a 12th place finish out of the 365-person field with a time of 22:09, which was ranked fourth fastest among division II competitors. Norton’s freshman teammate Allison Marella crossed the finish line 24th–posting a time of 22:26. Other finishers for SU included Patty Reis at 22:45, Caitlin Perry at 22:49, Heather Weiss at 23:19 and Jessica Collins at 23:20.


As for the men’s side, the team posted a steady showing in the esteemed (8K) Gold Race, finishing 35th overall despite its top runner having to exit the

race before its conclusion. Bernard England led the way for the Raiders with a time of 25:25 and placed 104th overall. As for the other runners, Harrison Schettler finished 171st with a time of 25:52, the second SU runner to cross the finish line. Other finishes included, Peter Gelston at 26:06, Kieran Sutton at 26:21, Nick Libbi at 26:40 and Chris Mullin at 26:58. SU now has a two-week layoff before it travels to Gettysburg for the Gettysburg Invitational. The Raiders hope to keep their pace with their competiton in the tough Gettysburg Invitational. SU will need to be mentally and physically prepared Photo courtesy of Bill Smith if they want succeed. The women’s cross country team continues to have great success in its meets so far this year.

PSAC Scoreboard football School

East Division W-L

Bloomsburg.............. 5-0 West Chester............. 5-0 East Stroudsburg...... 4-1 Shippensburg........... 3-2 Lock Haven............... 2-3 Cheyney.................... 0-5 Kutztown.................. 0-5 Millersville................ 0-5


West Division W-L

IUP............................. 5-0 California.................. 3-2 Slippery Rock............ 4-1 Clarion....................... 3-2 Edinboro................... 3-2 Gannon...................... 3-2 Mercyhurst............... 2-3 Seton Hill.................. 0-5



1.00 1.00 .800 .600 .400 .000 .000 .000


1.00 .600 .800 .600 .600 .600 .400 .000

field hockey W-L

Shippensburg........... 10-0 Millersville................ 8-0 West Chester............. 7-2 Bloomsburg.............. 5-4 Kutztown.................. 5-4 East Stroudsburg...... 5-5 Mercyhurst............... 4-5 Slippery Rock............ 4-7 Mansfield.................. 3-6 Seton Hill.................. 3-6 IUP............................. 3-7


1.00 1.00 .778 .556 .556 .500 .444 .363 .333 .333 .300

Mercyhurst 2, Bloomsburg 1 Lock Haven 3, Gannon 2 Cedarville 4, Shippensburg 1 Seton Hill 1, Wheeling Jesuit University 0 California 2, Ohio Valley University 1


Kutztown 5, Mercyhurst 4 Millersville 2, Slippery Rock 0 Slippery Rock, Seton Hill PPD. Bloomsburg 2, Mansfield 1 Shippensburg 4, IUP 2 West Chester 4, East Stroudsburg 2


Slippery Rock 3, Lindenwood 2

Soccer Men


Standings W-L


East Stroudsburg 0, Chesnut Hill 0 Cedarville 2, Lock Haven 0


Seton Hill 3, Salem University 0 Shepherd University 3, California 2


Gannon 2, Bloomsburg 0 Slippery Rock 4, Pitt-Johnstown 0 Millersville 1, Shippensburg 0


.800 .875 .700 1.000 .500 .333 .750 .300 .500 .333 .000 .000

Standings W-L

California.................. 7-1 Kutztown.................. 7-3 West Chester............. 6-3 Gannon...................... 6-3 Slippery Rock............ 5-2-1 East Stroudsburg...... 5-3-1 Edinboro................... 5-3 Shippensburg........... 5-3 Millersville................ 4-3-1 IUP............................. 4-5-1 Clarion....................... 3-4-3 Mercuhurst............... 3-5-1 Lock Haven............... 3-5-1 Mansfield.................. 3-6-1 Bloomsburg.............. 3-6 Seton Hill.................. 2-7 Pitt-Johnstown......... 0-9


West Chester 2, IUP 0 Edinboro 3, Seton Hill 1 Clarion 1, East Stroudsburg 1 Gannon 2, Slippery Rock 1 Shippensburg 1, Millersville 0 Kutztown 2, Bloomsburg 0 California 3, Mercyhurst 0 Lock Haven 4, Mansfield 2


Georgian Court 2, Millersville 1 Edinboro 4, Pitt-Johnstown 2


IUP 2, East Stroudsburg 1 Seton Hill 1, Point Park University 0 Slippery Rock 6, Mercyhurst 0


.875 .700 .667 .667 .688 .611 .625 .625 .563 .450 .450 .389 .389 .350 .333 .222 .000

Clarion 3, Seton Hill 0 Shippensburg 3, Cheyney 0

Bloomsburg 3, Mansfield 1 West Chester 1, Clarion 0 Kutztown 3, Lock Haven 0 California 3, Gannon 0

Cross country

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Mercyhurst............... 4-0 Seton Hill.................. 3-0-1 West Chester............. 3-1-1 Millersville................ 3-0 Lock Haven............... 2-2 Gannon...................... 2-4 California.................. 1-0-1 Bloomsburg.............. 1-3-1 Slippery Rock............ 1-1 Shippensburg........... 1-2 East Stroudsburg...... 0-3 Pitt-Johnstown......... 0-4

Mercyhurst 63, Cheyney 14 Shippensburg 73, Seton Hill 27 IUP 62, Millersville 3 Edinboro 31, Lock Haven 6 East Stroudsburg 48, Clarion 28 Bloomsburg 38, Gannon 14 West Chester38, Claifornia 31 Slippery Rock 58, Kutztown 10



IUP 3, Slippery Rock 2



East Stroudsburg 3, Felician 1 Wilmington University 4, West Chester 1

East Division W-L

Pitt-Johnstown......... 10-4 Shippensburg........... 10-6 Lock Haven............... 11-7 Millersville................ 5-8 Kutztown.................. 8-9 West Chester............. 9-6 East Stroudsburg...... 5-13 Cheyney.................... 4-12


West Division W-L

California.................. 13-4 Mercyhurst............... 11-5 Clarion....................... 15-1 Gannon...................... 10-5 Edinboro................... 12-6 Seton Hill.................. 15-4 Slippery Rock............ 8-11 IUP............................. 4-13



.714 .625 .611 .385 .471 .600 .278 .250


.765 .688 .938 .667 .667 .789 .421 .235


Seton Hill 3, West Virginia Wesleyan 1 California 3, Fairmont State University 2 Cheyney 3, Bowie State University 0 Georgian Court 3, West Chester 2


Dickinson Short Individual Results Men

1, Brayden Burleigh.................12:04.70 3, Bernard England...................12:13.60 6, Nicholas Libbi........................12:25.10 8, Chris Mullin............................12:27.80 11, Peter Gelston.......................12:30.30 13, Kieran Sutton.......................12:37.50 14, Harrison Schettler................12:38.80 16, Alec Brand.............................12:44.70 18, Matt Croft..............................12:49.20 23, Austin McGinley....................12:59.30

Women’s 1, Reynah Spence........................14:40.40 4, Casey Norton...........................14:52.10 5, Patricia Reis.............................14:52.70 7, Allison Reis..............................14:58.60 8, Caitlin Perry............................15:01.10 11, Heather Weiss.......................15:15.30 14, Jessica Collins.......................15:19.30 19, Natalie Eastwood..................15:29.30 22, Erika Hoffman.............................15:41 33, Margeaux Spence................15:58.80

Wheeling Jesuit 3, California 1


California 3, Clarion 2 Edinboro 3, Gannon 2 Pitt-Johnstown 3, East Stroudsburg 0 Seton Hill 3, IUP 1 Shippensburg 3, West Chester 0 Mercyhurst 3, Slippery Rock 1 Millersville 3, Cheyney 0 Lock Haven 3, Kutztown 0


Lock Haven 3, East Stroudsburg 1


Paul Short College- Mens Gold 8K

Shippensburg 102, Bernard England..................25:25 166, Harrison Schettler................25:52 195, Peter Gelston.........................26:06 225, Kieran Sutton.........................26:21 259, Nicholas Libbi.........................26:40 284, Chris Mullin.............................26:58



October 8, 2013

The Slate 10-8-13  

The Oct. 8 edition of The Slate.