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Tuesday May 2 2017 Vol. 60 No. 25

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Students left in dark, D1


SU students showcase research


Students join Privilege Walk C2

Track-and-field star finishes career

Who should be living in the Martin House next year?

Don’t ask the students


Elementary students perform with Foreigner

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Celebrating 60 years as Shippensburg University’s student-run campus newspaper.

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Business program holds inauguration during three-day Thought Lot event Brendan Gates Guest Writer

Shippensburg University’s recently established Charles H. Diller, Jr. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership teamed up with 3 Day Startup (3DS) to give students hands-on experience not seen in the classroom. 3DS, a worldwide entrepreneurship educational program founded by college students at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, allows participants to gain vital skills at becoming a successful entrepreneur over the span of three days. Saaket Dubey, a program facilitator who got his start in business as a 3DS participant, was in attendance at Shippensburg’s inaugural program. Dubey now runs a marketing firm in Austin, Texas, and helps set up new 3DS programs to ensure participants have everything they need. “The goal is we take three months of learning a startup and condense it into three days,” Dubey said. “It’s a lot of work.” Dubey said, in some cases, students may be working on the project well past midnight. On March 31, four participants walked into The Thought Lot, not quite knowing how challenging the next few days would become. During the course of the next three days, participants pitched business ideas, organized in groups and began to develop their business ideas. One group, which called themselves “Ultra-Glow,” originally had the idea of developing a high-tech and revolutionary toothbrush, but quickly revamped their idea upon talking to the local market. SU students Jodie Megilo and Ethan Stratton found out how crucial this step in the process is. Upon interviewing consumers,

Megilo and Stratton realized an automated denture cleaner was in higher demand on the market than just another toothbrush. “That’s when we realized that we could change that and actually offer it to people that had dentures,” Megilo said. “It was like a light bulb went off.” The final day of the program culminated with a presentation of each group’s ideas in front of a panel composed of local businessmen and women. Because this is the first 3DS in Shippensburg, only two groups presented their plans to the panel. According to Dubey, once the program becomes mature, there are usually 40–50 participants who present up to seven ideas. Megilo and Stratton presented their denture company “Ultra-Glow” along with another group “Unir Training Solutions,” which is an educational website similar to Desire2Learn. “It was great to get out of the classroom,” Stratton said. “I didn’t expect [3DS] to give me as much information as I learned.” Otso Massala, SU associate professor and director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, said he was optimistic about the future of 3DS in Shippensburg. “I am very convinced it’s going to grow,” Massala said. “The reason I believe so is when I see those students who are involved, I can see how focused they are.” Dubey said he believes the program will one day be able to benefit more than just SU students. “I think it can be an excellent program for the entire region,” Dubey said.

ROTC demonstrates its firepower

Photos courtesy of Daniel Kinney

ROTC cadets raid the Seth Grove Stadium football field during a demonstration held for SU faculty and students.

An ROTC cadet takes aim during Thursday’s demonstration.



May 2, 2017


Annual conference showcases student research

Minds@Work Conference hosts individual, department presentations Shannon Long

Asst. News Editor Shippensburg University undergraduate and graduate students presented their research and creative work at SU’s annual Minds@Work Conference on April 25. The conference featured 31 departmental conference panels, 17 honors symposium presentations, 41 individual presentations and poster presentations from 19 departments. More than 100 undergraduate students received research grants. A departmental conference panel included “Rising Voices: Intro to Poetry Students Speak Out.” During the panel, students from Nicole Santalucia’s introduction to poetry classrecited their poetry. “’Intro’ is a word that was out the window at mid-semester,” Santalucia said. “These guys are pros.” Santalucia read one of her own poems, “Gay Crickets and ThreeLegged Dogs,” to start the panel. The

topic of the poems ranged from family to relationships. SU student Zach Geesaman read four poems he called “cliché love poems.” A political science department conference panel, “Issues in Panama, Central America, and the Western Hemisphere,” included six students in an applied diplomacy course that shared their experience at the Washington Model Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. The students described their role in researching what they studied throughout the semester and how they applied their research at the conference. The students said the course taught them how to solve problems diplomatically. They reiterated it was necessary to go in to the conference with an open mind, and not as an American. “At the end of the day, it has taught me so much,” said SU political science student Kelci Jones. “It’s just amazing how much [people from

Central America] differ from us and how much we can learn from their experiences.” SU sophomore Jordan Back said the Minds@Work Conference showed him how much he learned through his research this semester, and was able to make more connections with his research that he may have not realized before. “It really took sharing my knowledge with people who were unfamiliar with the topic to see how much I gained,” Back said. SU sophomore Moriah Hathaway said she was able to narrow her research and further understand it to share it with others. Hathaway recommends other students present their research to grasp a better understanding of their topic. “Every student that does independent research should consider doing Minds@Work so other students can learn something new,” Hathaway said.

Photo by Shannon Long

SU students host panel discussions during SU’s annual Minds@Work Conference, which displays student research and accomplishments.

SU celebrates Arbor Day with campus-wide tree-planting Drew Lovett

Asst. News Editor Shippensburg University’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) teamed up with volunteer SU students to host its annual Arbor Day festivities on Friday. At 10 a.m., volunteers arrived in front of the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) amphitheater to begin planting trees around SU’s campus. A station was located in the amphitheater, containing water bottles and snacks to help sustain the volunteers. Students and community members were greeted by SU grounds

manager Jerry George and SU resident assistants, equipped with shovels, buckets and a tree attached with directions on how to sustainably plant trees in a way that will benefit SU environmentally. The group planted until 2 p.m., with new trees planted from behind the Ezra Lehman Library to in front of the CUB. “In 20 years, you all can come back and visit the university and how it’s changed, and you’ll be able to recognize the trees we’re planting today and how they’ve grown,” George said. The student volunteers were lending a hand in making the campus green for years to come, and sever-

al commented on the importance of recognizing Arbor Day. “I definitely think it’s good to plant on Arbor Day. Anytime people plant instead of destroy, [it] is a benefit to everybody,” sophomore Benjamin Clemer said. Sophomore Leara Swartz, who volunteered for the first time, discussed how it made her feel to give back to the community. “I never thought of Arbor Day as anything special until I actually planted a tree,” Swartz said.“It felt good to give back to the community and environment today.” Photo by Calvin Talbott

SU students dig holes to plant trees on campus for Arbor Day.

May 2, 2017

This Week on Campus



Trump returns to Harrisburg President discusses immigration, changes to federal healthcare

The Residence Hall Association is hosting RAs pie your shipmates from 3–5:30 p.m. on the Raider Commons Patio.





Jenna Wise

Photo by Jamison Barker

APB is hosting school’s out for summer bingo at 9 p.m. in the President Donald Trump visited Harrisburg Friday to discuss his ongoing issues with the media. CUB MPR. and tell the truth, then I think we Schumer say the president has kept Jamison Barker would all agree, the media deserves only a small fraction of his promises Opinion Editor a very, very big fat failing grade,” for the first 100 days so far, Trump For the News Desk




The modern languages department is hosting a Cinco de Mayo guacamole party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ship Deck Amphitheater.

The 3rd Annual Bloom Festival is being held at 60 W. Burd St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will happen rain or shine.

SU students to be awarded for academic achievements by faculty, coach unions News Editor

“Pippin” will be performed in the H. Ric Luhr’s Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.





Harrisburg, PA — President Donald Trump marked his 100th day in office Saturday by traveling to Harrisburg to rally with his core supporters in lieu of attending the White House Correspondent’s dinner. Trump played to the packed New Holland Arena, highlighting his accomplishments and reiterating campaign themes, all while holding no bars in expressing his displeasure with the media. “Now before we talk about my first 100 days, which has been very exciting and very productive,” Trump said, “let’s rate the media’s first 100 days.” He then mentioned some of his biggest detractors, calling CNN and MSNBC “fake news,” inciting a “CNN sucks” chant and attributing The New York Times’ shift to the internet to the poor job they did covering the election — and middle America in general — in his eyes. “If the media’s job is to be honest

Trump said to a chorus of boos. The president discussed his unprecedented absence from the White House Correspondent’s dinner, saying he would rather spend his time with his supporters than with Hollywood actors and Washington media who were consoling themselves at a glitzy event in the nation’s capital. Trump also touched on some hot-button issues like his reluctance to name China a currency manipulator, explicitly telling the crowd that it would be unrealistic to ask for the nation’s help regarding North Korea while addressing the issue in the same breath. He also teased a possible negotiation regarding the Paris climate accorded. “I’ll be making a big decision on the Paris accord over the next two weeks, and we will see what happens,” Trump said. But much of the evening was spent celebrating his accomplishments. Though political opponents such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck

touted what he called strong foundations regarding international relationships, the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the fact that illegal immigration is down 67 percent since he took office and his historically high amount of executive order signings in the 100day timeframe. He also made more promises to the crowd, which included his desire to continue the push for a healthcare overhaul and the construction of his border wall. “If the Democrats knew what the hell they were doing, they would approve [the wall], Trump said. “Obviously they don’t mind illegals pouring in, the drugs pouring in. “It is time for all of us to remember that we are one people with one great American destiny, and that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, and we all share the same glorious freedoms of our magnificent country.”

Shippensburg University’s faculty and coaches unions recently awarded more than $5,800 to numerous students for their academic accomplishments. Students were chosen from 29 academic departments and programs, and 50 financial awards were distributed to students overall. Each year, a certain amount of money is set aside by the faculty and coaches unions in order to award students for their successes at the end of the spring semester. To become eligible for these awards, students are required to have at least a 3.3 GPA, and submit a 250-word essay detailing how faculty have shaped their time at SU. After all applications were received, a committee evaluated each candidate’s service to SU and the Shippensburg community. Faculty members from each department were in charge of selecting the recipients of their department’s scholarship, as well as the eligibility criteria. Students will be recognized for their awards at the annual Student Awards Program Saturday at 11 a.m. in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. For more information or for a complete list of the award winners, contact SU professor and communication/journalism department chair Kim Garris at

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May 2, 2017


Students take a look at life with Privilege Walk Young Americans

for Liberty lets students express free speech Meghan Schiereck

Asst. Multimedia Editor

He wants students to be aware of how important the First Amendment is. Alleman says for next semester he hopes to have the group be more active on campus. He aims to be recognized on campus, especially after having issues getting a table in the Ceddia Union Building. Alleman recalls getting no response when putting in applications for a table. Alleman also aims to have more members join. He said, “Next semester we are coming on full swing.” Alleman has high hopes for the club. “We want to make liberties win.” he said. If you are interested in joining, you can find the YAL Shippensburg University chapter on Facebook or you can email Lane Alleman at

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), a group on campus that promotes all liberties, held an event for students to speak their minds last Thursday. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Shippensburg University sophomore and YAL founder Lane Alleman had a gigantic beach ball out on the quad. Students could write something they wanted to say on the ball and pick up some free gifts, like buttons and keychains. Students were encouraged to exercise their freedom of speech. Photo by Meghan Schiereck YAL supports liberties of Students participate in an activity where they step forward or backward if certain statements apply to them. all kinds. Alleman said SU’s chapter is focused on freedom groups to discuss their thoughts. Desiree Stevens, SU junior, discussed of speech and personal freeMeghan Schiereck Statements were hard hitting, “Does her racial disadvantages with her peers. doms. Asst. Multimedia Editor your family have healthcare? Take a Despite having disadvantages, she said, step forward.”, “Did your parents go to “I was enlightened by my own privilegcollege? Take a step forward.”, “Were es.” Shippensburg University students you raised in a single parent household? Victoria Campbell, a sophomore resiparticipated in a Privilege Walk Tues- Take a step backward.”. dent assistant in Seavers Hall, said “It day in McLean Hall MPR, an activity They asked participants to take a look felt nice that we were together. It’s nice designed to make you think about the at parts of their lives that were usually to feel you’re not alone.” advantages and disadvantages in life hidden away. you may not have realized you had. While at the end, students were Miranda White, resident assistant in Roger Serr, vice vresident of student spread across the room, it was obvious Seavers Hall and Co-Chair of Diversity affairs, talked briefly about his experi- that everyone experienced some degree and Culture Affairs, closed the event ences dealing with privileges in his own of disadvantage. with a pep talk. She encouraged stulife, and in his students’ lives. Most students took steps backwards dents to always believe in themselves, Jen Milburn, assistant director of res- for statements involving the fear of sex- and that they can do anything they set idence rife, also spoke. She challenged ual assault and the fear of being judged their minds to. students to have conversations, and by their gender. Several of the partic“I wanted to encourage everyone that learn about themselves and others. ipants also took steps back for state- no matter who you are, what you look To start the activity off, all the partic- ments that involved being judged by like or where you come from, you can be ipants stood in a line. their race and ethnicity. anything you put your mind to,” White Then, based on statements that were Discussion in groups brought stu- said. read aloud, a participant would take a dents together. Many realized that White expressed her love for helping step forward or backward. At the end, while everyone is different, they are not students. each participant was instructed to take alone. Someone is always there to un“I have a passion for making people Photo by Meghan Schiereck a look at where they started and where derstand what another is going through. feel welcome on this campus.” they ended. While some things might seem bad, one Student signs the beach ball for freedom of speech. Afterwards, students broke off into can always look at the bright side.

Ship Life


B2 A Raider’s View: Finally Finals

May 2, 2017

Raider Muse

Staff Columnist The not-so-welcomed finals week is making its way through the shadows, appearing as the barrier between us and summer. For some, finals week is a breeze, but for others finals week takes on the form of a Transformer, coming to destroy the city you like to call your sanity. Not to worry, because after that one week of agony we will be able to feel the warm sun on our skin and possibly the scorching-hot sand between our toes — so it’s worth it, right? Getting through finals week requires dedication to those missed assignments and rereading chapters in your text book that you may have skimmed just enough to get through class discussions. For me, dedication is reinforced with a few tips and tricks to get through the week. Some of my study habits include making a list of everything that is vital. List all the things you must get done by a certain date and break it down into chunks. Set goals to accomplish each day and in the end, those end goals do not seem too bad. For example, you may have to write a 15 — page paper that is due in a week from when you start it. Break the paper down in chunks for each of the days you have to do it — four pages for four days, and in the end you will have time left over to reread and edit what

you have written. This also leaves time in your schedule to go over notes and chapters you may have missed or are unsure of. A few self-care things you can do is make sure you’re eating properly. Certain foods can give you energy that last longer than caffeinated drinks. Drinking a lot of water can keep you from feeling dehydrated and tired, as well. Another key factor in successfully making it through finals week is when cramming, take breaks. Try and take your focus away from the computer screen when you feel as if you are at a dead end. Taking a shower, going for a walk or calling a friend can be a simple fix to you feeling as if you do not have the energy to finish your work. Once you have taken your shower, finished your walk or hung up on your friend, you may just have a burst of energy that can get you through whatever you have scheduled to do that day. Finals week is tricky, seeing as we all have different responsibilities — some may have papers or projects, and others may have traditional exams. However, the more you remain calm and collected and take it one step at a time, summer will come quicker than you know it and you can add another successful semester to your belt.

Recipe of the week: Pepperoni pizza twists Yvette Betancourt Ship Life Editor

Buckle up, buckos, because this recipe is to die for. We all love pizza, anyone who doesn’t isn’t human. I also think that it’s a universal thought that if we could eat pizza every single day, we would, because again, anyone who doesn’t like pizza THAT much is not human. Well, I’ve had to wean myself off the pizza train to get back into my healthy eating and to save my bank account from constantly ordering out. Well, I decided to look for a variation of the well-loved dish and what I found was, I repeat, to die for.

Ingredients: 1 package crescent rolls (makes 8 rolls) 2 tbsp. melted butter Cheese, measurements and type depend on how much cheese you like. I prefer to opt for a three-cheese blend 1 cup marinara sauce 12 pepperonis

Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. 2. Open the can of crescent rolls and separate them. Press two rolls together to make a rectangle. 3. Glaze the rectangle with butter. 4. Place a layer of marinara sauce on the crescents. 5. Sprinkle cheese over the marinara sauce 6. Place three pepperonis on top of the cheese. 7. Fold each side of the crescent over the middle and press the edges together. Then twist the roll, to make a breadstick/twist. 8. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the cresecents. 9. Brush the top of each stick with butter and bake for 18 minutes. 10. *optional* have a side of more marinara sauce for an extra pizza-like taste and enjoy.

Five ways to deal with the stress of finals 1. Create a study schedule 2. Study strategically 3. Form a study group 4. Treat your body right Photos by Yvette Betancourt

5. Picture your success and the end of finals week

Yvette Betancourt creates a fancy, twisted version of pepperoni pizza.

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Tuesday May 2 2017


William Whisler, Sports Editor / Blair Garrett, Asst. Sports Editor / Nate Powles, Asst. Sports Editor

Baseball clinches PSAC playoff berth

Nolan McGraw Web Director

The Shippensburg University baseball team picked up a big fourgame sweep against Kutztown University this weekend, as the end of the regular season approaches. With the team’s two wins Saturday, the Raiders took sole possession of second place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East Division, clinching a PSAC playoff spot. The four-game series started on

Friday with Military Appreciation Day. Shippensburg took game one 6–2 on the shoulders of two RBIs from both Nick Spangler and Dalton Hoiles. Gabe Mosser turned in an impressive outing on the hill, giving up just two runs over seven innings with nine strikeouts. In Game 2 Hoiles and Spangler stayed hot at the plate. Hoiles scored the first two runs of the game by stealing home in the second and crushing a solo shot in the fourth. Kutztown got on the board in the fifth with an RBI single from Bo Rottet, to make it a one-run game.

SU and Spangler would answer in the bottom half of the inning with an RBI single of their own to make it a 3–1 game. Zack Sims picked up his fifth win in Game 2 while Andy Crum got the final two outs for his first save of the season. Game 3 started in similar fashion to the first two, with the Raiders taking an early lead. In the third inning, Tommy Bagget scored on a throwing error and Cash Gladfelter smacked a double into right center field to score Ryan McMillen. This would be the only offense necessary as Shippensburg went on to win 2-0.

Mark Curtis took the mound in Game 3 for Shippensburg and turned in his best outing of the season. Curtis came very close to a no hitter, giving up just one hit and one walk through seven innings. While he fell just shy of a no-hitter, the performance was good enough for his fifth win of the season. In Game 4, Spangler came through once again with a two-RBI single in the fifth to give the Raiders a 2–0 lead. This hit capped off an impressive weekend for the junior. Spangler finished the four-game series with five hits and five RBIs.

Shippensburg added another run in the sixth and two more in the seventh to secure a 5–0 win. Shippensburg outscored Kutztown 16–3 in the four-game sweep. The wins move SU to 25–18–1 on the year with one week left in the regular season. The team will play one game against Seton Hill University today and finish the season with a four-game series against Millersville University this weekend. The Raiders will then compete in the PSAC championships starting Wednesday, May 10.




May 2, 2017

Caleb Bartlett looks back on career

Track-and-field star graduates with an array of accomplishments in the field

Photo by Nathaniel Powles

Bartlett owns the Shippensburg record in the hammer throw, having broken the previous record in the 2015–16 season. He broke his own record three more times that season. Bartlett intends to pursue a job as a firefighter after graduation and also enjoys coaching young athletes in the hammer and other throws.

Nate Powles

Asst. Sports Editor As a new class of seniors look toward the fast-approaching day of graduation, Caleb Bartlett is at peace with his future after Shippensburg University. Bartlett is no normal student. He is a standout track-and-field star who returned to SU for a fifth year to compete in the 2016–2017 indoor and outdoor track seasons. He is the SU record-holder in the hammer throw with a distance of 200 feet, 6 inches, which he reached in the spring 2016 outdoor season. Bartlett is from Greencastle, Pennsylvania. He is a criminal justice major, also recently adding a

coaching minor, which is another reason why he returned for a fifth year. Bartlett said he has no desire to be a police officer after college citing the fact that his father is a former officer and he was already exposed to that field. Instead, he is looking into applying to be a firefighter. He has not focused too much on life after graduation because he is completely focused on competing in the upcoming Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships and, he hopes, in the NCAA Division II Championships at the end of May. Bartlett did not come in to SU as an invited member of the track team. He was actually a walk-on. “My coach saw me on campus one time and said, ‘Hey, I know you from throws camp [a summer program

at Shippensburg High School]. I thought you were still in high school. I have a spot for you on the team.’” Bartlett said. According to Bartlett, this was one of the most memorable moments of his career. He said breaking the school’s record in the hammer and competing in nationals was up there as well. “My goal was to make it to nationals by this year — my senior year,” Bartlett said. “But I was pleasantly surprised to have made it last year.” Bartlett continued to improve over the course of his career at SU, constantly pushing his own limits and breaking his own records. His name became synonymous with the hammer and weight throws at SU and he had big expectations for himself every time he entered the field.

An unfortunate setback hit Bartlett at the beginning of this past indoor season when he injured his ankle on his last weight throw at the Gulden Invitational held at Bucknell University. “I felt pretty solid about indoors. I was definitely a little down. I had big goals for the season,“ Bartlett said. He said he was actually able to step up as a coach during that period when one of the throwing coaches had to take some time off for personal reasons. Bartlett helped coach the weight throw and gave advice to his teammates while he was injured. He said it was something he really enjoyed and he was glad he got the opportunity to get some coaching experience. Bartlett returned to competition

in style, placing first in the weight throw after nearly a month of sitting on the sidelines. He did not let the injury slow him down going into the PSAC indoor championships. He was a big factor in helping SU win its seventh-straight championship, finishing first in the weight throw. Looking forward to the outdoor championships, Bartlett has high expectations for himself and for his teammates and is hoping to finish his career with another championship. He wants to go back to Florida for nationals, joking about the great weather but also aiming high in the hammer. “I’m hoping, if I make it down there, to hit an even bigger throw and hopefully get into the First Team All-American standings,” Bartlett said.

C3 Sports Softball earns split with PSAC East foe


May 2, 2017

Brendan Gates Guest Writer

The Shippensburg University softball team clinched the No. 3 seed in the East Division of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), with a doubleheader split at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) on Friday, winning Game 1, 5–2, but losing in Game 2, 7–2. Sophomore Taryn Wilson earned the win for SU in Game 1 by pitching a complete game, allowing 10 hits and two runs while striking out six. Wilson’s record is now 11–3 on the season with a 2.56 ERA. The Raiders got on the board in the third inning of Game 1, when freshman Kendall Geis scored on an RBI single by freshman Meghan Klee. SU pulled away from the Warriors in the fifth inning when ESU committed two errors allowing three Photo by Sofia Perzan runs to score for the Raiders. Junior Tara Bicko hit an RBI double in the SU’s Chloe Collins, above, collects a hit. Collins finished with top of the sixth inning, extending five hits on the day for the Raiders against East Stroudsburg. the SU lead to 5–2. The Raiders opened up the scoring early in Game 2 when Bicko hit her second double of the day, which allowed two runs to score in the second inning. Those two runs, however, would be the only runs scored by SU in the second game. ESU responded with three runs in the fourth inning to take a 3–2 lead then further extended the lead in the sixth inning by scoring four runs to seal the victory. With the doubleheader split and results of other PSAC East games, SU is now locked into the No. 3 seed of this season’s tournament as Shippensburg is returning to the PSAC Tournament for the first time since 2014. The Raiders finished that season with an overall record of 36–17 and were the PSAC runner up, making it to the conference championship round but falling short to California University of Pennsylvania in a pair Photo by Sofia Perzan of one-run games.

SU’s Taryn Wilson, above, fires a pitch to the catcher. Wilson threw a complete game Friday and improved to 11–3 overall.

Photo courtesy of Jason Malmont

SU’s Tara Bicko, center, celebrates with teammates after a home run against Millersville. Bicko had a key RBI double in Game 1 against East Stroudsburg University on Friday.

Photo by Sofia Perzan

SU softball players cheer on their teammates when they are up to bat from the dugout fence. SU split Friday with ESU.

May 2, 2017




Track and field closes outdoor regular season Catherine Amoriello Managing Editor

The Shippensburg University men and women’s track-and-field teams had many stand out performances Saturday at the 13th Annual Paul Kaiser Classic held at Seth Grove Stadium. For the men, Chris Craig, Harrison Schettler and Austin Shupp set new meet records in the 200 meters, 3K and 110-meter hurdles, respectively. Craig clocked in at 21.24 seconds for the 200 meters, taking first place as well as qualifying for NCAA provisionals. Craig also competed in the 100 meters and placed second with a time of 10.69. Schettler ran the 3K in 8:32.25 to take first, followed by teammates Calvin Conrad-Kline who took second place with a time of 8:35.52 and Rob Moser who took third with a time of 8:50.41. Shupp ended the day not only with a meet record, but also a PR in both the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles, as well as NCAA-provisional qualifying times in both Photos courtesy of Bill Smith events. Shupp crossed the finish line first in the 110-meter hurdles Tamara Ovejera broke the SU record in the discus, one that she already owned after breaking a 32-year-old record in 2016. with a time of 14.47 seconds and Hunt shattered her own meet recame in second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.81 sec- cord in the long jump by more than seven inches with an NCAA-autoonds. Other PRs on the day included matic qualifying jump of 20 feet, 6 Bryan Pearson’s hammer throw 1/2 inches. Hunt proved consistent, (193 feet, 6 inches), Alec Rideout’s as it was the third meet in a row hammer throw (168 feet, 6 inches), in which she landed an NCAA-auTommy Haas’ javelin throw (183 tomatic qualifying mark. Wagner also excelled in the jump feet, 7 inches), Danny Meyer’s pole vault (15 feet, 1 inch) and Dominic pit, setting the meet record in the triple jump with a mark of 41 feet, Stroh’s 800-meter run (1:53.03). At the end of the day, the men’s 4 1/2 inches. The jump improved team left with eight first-place fin- Wagner’s PR by more than four ishes, 19 Pennsylvania State Ath- inches. Ovejera broke two meet records letic Conference (PSAC) qualifiers and 14 NCAA-provisional qualifi- in the shot put and discus. Her throw of 47 feet, 11 1/4 inches in ers. For the women, a total of five the shot put set a new meet record, meet records were set by Kali as well as broke her own school reHepner, Sarah Hunt, Abby Wagner cord in the event. Her discus throw of 151 feet, 7 inches was the mark and Tamara Ovejera. Hepner’s performance in the pole that broke the meet record. vault, a jump of 12 feet, 9 1/2 inchRead the full story at es, tied the school record, broke the Derek Nothstein took second in the javelin throw with an NCAA-provisional throw of 214 feet, meet record and earned her a new 6 inches, continuing his great form. The throw was just below his top mark of the season. PR.



May 2, 2017

The Slate Speaks


Presidential search schedule, process leaves students in dark about candidates

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Stephen M. Gavazzi addresses faculty, staff, alumni, community leaders and one student during an open forum last Monday afternoon at the Old Main Chapel. The search for a new Shippensburg University president reached one of its final stops last week, as each of the final four candidates made their way to SU to spend a day on campus. The candidates had a private luncheon, met with faculty, the president’s cabinet, the executive management team, and — oh yeah — the students. If you hadn’t heard about it, don’t worry, many of us did not either. The administration’s outreach to students was minimal at best. We received an email notifying us of the visits approximately five days before the event, with little to no information about the candidates. Then, we received an email asking us to fill out a survey after the candidates’ events were over. There was no outreach to student media for potential interviews, very little advertising of the events and no

encouragement or incentive for students to show up. You might say that students should be willing to participate in the process on their own volition, exercising personal responsibility, but most of the student centric sessions were held while classes were in session, during the busiest time of the semester. The whole thing felt like little more than lip service to the students. The Slate’s Jenna Wise attended the open forums that were scheduled for staff, faculty and students, but mentioned that she was either the only student in attendance, or one of few. She also mentioned that she was not aware of the difference between the open forum, and the student information session which was scheduled three hours prior to that event. One candidate mentioned to her that the events were for her, the student. But seeing as Wise was

the only student in attendance, the forums were dominated by faculty, whose interests in the matter may not always be in line with students. It seems the administration wants students to be involved in the search for a new president, but how can that actually come to fruition when students either don’t know about the event, or can’t attend for scheduling conflicts? We’ll never be able to tell a candidates’ stance on a certain issue that may be important to us, like whether or not they support employee unions. We’d consider that pretty important considering how, just last semester, the state system faculty went on strike to preserve the quality of our education. The level of anonymity the candidates were afforded was excessive, as well. The candidates’ names were not posted until two days prior to their visit to campus. We understand the

candidates should be afforded some level of anonymity to protect their current jobs, but is our opinion that if they are a top-four candidate and their name is going to be released anyway, then we the students should be afforded more time to research about them beyond the biography posted on SU’s website. Furthermore, how can a candidate familiarize themselves with the campus and its culture in merely one day? A day, mind you, that is spent meeting and dining with big players at the university or the faculty. There are so many nuances that make a campus and its community what it is. There is no way a candidate can soak all this in when they are constantly being shepherded from one event to another. Overall, it’s sad to think that, as one of the groups affected by this decision most, we had little to no say

in the matter. We hope those in the administration consider these things more closely the next time an important search like this is being conducted. Aside from the state system, we the students are the cash cow that keeps this operation in business. The administration should be bending over backward to ensure that we have our say in the process.

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May 2, 2017

Foreigner bridges past, future with music Jenna Wise

News Editor “How many dirty girls we got here tonight?” This was the question on the minds of the members of British-American rock band Foreigner as they kicked off their concert in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on Friday night, while also celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary. Audience members both young and old were transported to the 1980s as the band played some of its most classic hits, including “Hot Blooded,” “Cold as Ice” and “Juke Box Hero.” As soon as the band appeared under the stage’s dim, multi-colored lights, audience members rushed toward the front rows in an attempt to get a high-five from lead singer Kelly Hansen, or a selfie with guitarists Thom Gimbel and Jeff Pilson. Many older concert-goers clapped and screamed song requests to the band as if they had completely forgotten the last four decades have passed. However, this was exactly the response that Hansen hoped to see from his audience. “Dig out your 20-year-old rocker,” Hansen said. “Dig past the divorces, Photos by Justin Lee kids, tax audits to find that 20-yearForeigner highlights the bright future of younger generations and the importance of education old — because that’s what we’re gonby welcoming the Shippensburg Area Middle School chorus on stage to sing alongside the band. na do, we’re gonna go back 40 years tonight.”

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1. HUMBLE - Kendrick Lamar

After playing three songs, the band asked the audience to choose the next song based on the amount of applause each song title received. After Hansen offered several options, the audience chose “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” a stand-out from the band’s 1978 album, “Double Vision.” Founded in 1976, Foreigner’s long history has spawned 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits. Following a nearly complete remastering of the band after a hiatus in 2002, Foreigner experienced another surge in popularity after their songs were used in “Anchorman 2,” “Magic Mike” and “Orange is the New Black.” They are one of the most viewed artists on YouTube, receiving between 700,000 and 900,000 daily views on their videos. The band returned to the stage during its encore with the members of the Shippensburg Area Middle School chorus in tow, to accompany the band in singing its global No. 1 hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is.” After the song, Hansen advocated for the education of the arts in primary and secondary school classrooms. “When they [school boards] want to cut budgets and take money away from our kids, that’s a really negative thing,” Hansen said. “I want you to take a look up here and see how beautiful your future is.”

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2. Shape Of You- Ed Sheeran



3. That’s What I Like - Bruno Mars

1. Smurfs: The Lost Village

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4. DNA. - Kendrick Lamar

2. Beauty And The Beast

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5. Mask Off- Future

3. The Fate of the Furious

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6. iSpy - KYLE ft. Lil Yachty

4. The Promise

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7. Stay- Zedd & Alessia Cara

5. The Boss Baby

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8. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

6. The Circle

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9. Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber

7. Unforgettable

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10. XO TOUR Llif3 - Lil Uzi Vert

8. Get Out

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May 2, 2017


Stan Honda illuminates young minds

phy experience, they learned the essentials quickly and then ventured out on their own to learn through Web Director application. Honda said he was imA group of Shippensburg Univer- pressed with how fast the students sity students got the chance to show progressed from the beginning of the off a semester’s worth of photogra- semester. phy as a new exhibit opened at the “The learning curve was steep and Shippensburg Arts Programming & in the end, they produced compelling Education (SHAPE) gallery Wednes- storytelling photographs in journalday evening. istic style,” Honda said Renowned photojournalist Stan Honda has spent the majority of Honda was invited to Shippensburg his career working for various pubthis semester to lications and giving teach a digital pholectures on photography explora- “The learning curve was tography. Most tion class. The class of Honda’s work steep and in the end, they featured a mix of and lectures have produced compelling undergraduate and revolved around graduate students storytelling photographs night sky photogin the communiraphy and up until in journalistic style.” cation/ journalism now, that was the –Stan Honda, major. extent of his teachphotojournalist This new phoing experience. to gallery features Coming to Shippieces from the stupensburg to teach dent’s final project. a course was a new Honda said each student in the class experience for Honda, but he really went out and selected a topic of inter- enjoyed the time spent instructing est and then developed a portfolio of this group. Honda also mentioned he about 10 photos. Due to spacing con- was interested in possibly teaching cerns, each student selected only two another course here in the future. of their favorite photos to be featured The exhibit will remain open until Photos by Nolan McGraw in the gallery. May 12. All the photos in the exhibit Digital photography students display their work at SHAPE gallery. Well known photojournalist While some of the students entered are available for purchase. Stan Honda instructed the class with his wide array of knowledge and experience. the class with little digital photogra-

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May 2, 2017




Jack Hanna Returns to Luhrs Poetry Jake Rohm

Staff Writer For the third year in a row, one of America’s most beloved animal experts, Jack Hanna, took his three-time Emmy Award winning television series to the stage of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. However, his series “Into The Wild Live!” was not the only thing Hanna brought to Shippensburg. Some of the world’s most spectacular animals and footage of some of his wildest adventures accompanied Hanna as well. “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live!” was a family event for individuals of all ages. Throughout the show, Hanna displayed and handled exotic animals including a baby kangaroo, sloth, black-footed penguin and two baby cheetahs. Hanna also showed videos to the audience of him and his family with animals such as mountain gorillas, black bears and elephants. To ensure that even of the individuals seated in the back of the theater did not miss any of the action on stage, the show featured two cameras and a projector screen. For decades, Hanna traveled the world, from the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, exploring every continent and the animals that live on them. His fame and dedication has landed him appearances on “David Letterman” and “Good Morning America.” Hanna has even had Letterman attempt to milk a goat on his show. At the beginning and at the end of the show, Hanna reminded all of the kids in the audience that nothing is impossible. He told his story of how he wanted to grow up and be a zookeeper, and how no one thought he could achieve it, yet he has surpassed his lifelong goals. “You can do anything you want to,” Hanna said. “Kids, don’t be afraid to chase your dreams, because I’m living mine.”

Corner “ Smoky Mirrors” Chanice Lee Staff Writer

Looking in the smoky mirrors of trial and tribulations Suffering from pain And dying from the anguish Do they really care for me or are they really hating Do they really love me or is it game that they’re portraying I pray to my Lord and Savior every single day Asking that he take the pain and wash it all away It’s all heating up I think I’m boutta catch a case I work my butt off and let God take its place Read the Bible Pray Can you see His Face Things happen for a reason It’s never a mistake Let Him work And let things fall in place

Photos by Justin Lee

American zookeeper Jack Hanna brings the fun of the zoo to the Luhr’s center stage with a variety of exotic animals for fans to see. Some of the animals featured during Into The Wild Live! included a two-toed sloth, wild cats and a baby kangaroo.



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