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Letter from the EIC and managing editor Dear Slate Readers,

What an interesting start for the new semester. Already classes have been canceled, when most of us have barely memorized our class schedules. As the campus jumped for joy (hopefully not on ice) when the announcement was made that classes were canceled yesterday. The Slate staff faced the ice-rink of a campus to produce the newspaper in time for the first spring semester edition. Some may call us obsessed, but we really see it as a deep passion. Each of us works tirelessly every week to generate the best possible product we can

achieve, because as our dedicated readers, you deserve nothing less. We have received tremendous praise for The Slate, especially our sports section, and we could not be more flattered. There is truly nothing more satisfying than seeing a reader walking across campus, newspaper in hand, or receiving a big pat-on-the-back. Over winter break, we submitted several of our works for different awards, and we are anxiously awaiting the results. Please make sure to continue to check, as we are always trying to upload as much content as pos-

sible throughout the week. Keep your eyes peeled as we have a few things planned this semester with which we hope the campus will get involved. And if you are interested in joining The Slate, we are accepting applications next year. The ways you can get involved are nearly endless, and don’t worry, we will teach you. Thank you and good luck with the new semester. Chelsea Wehking Editor-in-Chief Cara Shumaker Managing Editor

PA moves toward privitization of management for lottery Zachary Davis Staff Writer

On Jan. 12, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue announced that it had awarded a 20-year private management contract to Camelot Global Services PA, LLC. According to spokesperson Jay Pagni, the commonwealth is looking for the lottery to turn in a more stable form of revenue as the senior population increases. Pagni says seniors will make up 25 percent of the state’s population. Due to this growing demand, Pagni stressed the need for people to retain access to programs such as rent rebates and low-cost prescriptions. Pagni also said the commonwealth would still own the lottery, and that the foreign-owned company would only be hired in a manager capacity in order


to reduce costs of running the lottery. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), one of the largest labor unions in the nation, is suing to block the deal.

AFSCME represents 176 employees of the lottery, and is concerned that they might lose their jobs.

The director of the union’s grievance and arbitration department Kristie Wolf-Maloney said, “Disappointed is an understatement,” when discussing its reaction to the proposed deal. AFSCME represents 176 employees of the lottery, and is concerned that they might lose their jobs.

While it is still unclear whether these employees will continue to hold their jobs, there is also another concern that AFSCME has, regarding the revenue going to senior programs. Contrary to what Pagni had said about the increase in revenue, the union believes there will be a $1.24 billion loss, citing the current private management agreement, which will keep funding for programs at 27 percent, instead of the 30 percent that it was scheduled to be by 2015. The overall reason for the proposed cancellation of the funding percentage for senior programs currently remains unclear, but is set to affect almost two million Pennsylvania residents above the age of 65, including those who live in senior living communities such as Elmcroft of Shippensburg, The Cottages of Shippensburg and Green Ridge Village in Newville.

Political Pabulum Over the cliff, without a gun, and back to Benghazi Giuseppe Macri

Staff Columnist The recent cliffhanger rescue by the new 113th Congress was nothing compared to the mountain ahead as the Democratic Senate and the Republican House tackle sequestration, gun control and international security. In a temporary fiscal cliff dodge, the House of Representatives voted Jan. 23, to raise the debt ceiling, or the maximum amount of money the federal government can borrow, in order to avoid a default on its debt and a resulting government shutdown. The measure represents a last ditch effort to avoid the fiscal cliff after tax cut and deficit spending negotiations broke down between Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama. The raised ceiling will carry the government into March when new legislation will have to be passed to avoid sequestration, or deep, automatic cuts in government spending, and a government shutdown. Another round of failed negotiations, in conjunction with the expiration of the Fiscal Cliff Bushera tax cuts, threatens to plunge the slowly recovering economy back into recession. The writing is on the ceiling for congressmen, as the bill was passed with a ‘no budget, no pay’ segment. If America goes over the cliff in three months, members of Congress will not receive pay until a plan is in place. The vote passed with a green light from the White House. Heated fiscal cliff nego-

tiations will undoubtedly carry over into other major policy changes facing the new Congress right in time for the new year, including a new assault weapons ban drafted in the Senate. The bill is considered a long shot for making it through the Republican-controlled House. The House was not the only place heating up as the Senate conducted hearings over the assassination of Libyan Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The inquiries are to address the requests for increased security at the embassy denied by State Department officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton has accepted full responsibility for the attack and is in the process of resigning her post. Senate Republicans present for the hearing, including Sen. John McCain, geared the majority of their questions at the administration’s initial public statement by United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice. In the statement, Rice said the attack was a result of a random riot mob, an assessment later proven to be false. An emotional Clinton fought back accusations that the State Department intentionally misled the public about the targeted assassination. “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans,” Clin-

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ton said. “Was it because there was a protest or was it because there were guys who went out for a walk one night who decided they would kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?” Massachusetts Senator and former Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry has been handpicked by the President to replace Clinton. Senator of 28 years and Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry’s highly-qualified nomination is expected to sail through the Senate’s two-thirds approval vote in the coming weeks. In other new presidential appointments, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) is set to replace Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Obama has yet to elect a new replacement to head the C.I.A. in the wake of the Gen. David Patraeus scandal. With Obama’s recess appointments from last year ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, future appointments by the president are expected to be met with Republican hostility. And so the 2013 Congressional mountain climb begins.


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SU student running for mayor of Chambersburg William Kauffman News Editor

Republican Darren Brown, non-traditional full-time Shippensburg University student and lifelong Chambersburg, Pa., resident, is running for mayor of his hometown. Brown was born in 1980, attended Mary B. Sharpe Elementary School and graduated from Chambersburg Area Senior High School in 1999. He joined the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. He now resides in Chambersburg with his wife and majors in political science at SU. His political aspirations began when he worked for State Rep. Rob Kauffman’s 2004 campaign and after being inspired by Ron Paul’s message of constitutionality and liberty. Brown knew he wanted to run for some political office but was unsure which

one to choose. He said he mostly likes the way the current Chambersburg Borough Councilmen vote and said Mayor Peter Lagiovane, who is not running for another term, is the one he wants to replace. Chambersburg’s government has a weak-mayor system, which means the mayor heads the police department, takes a nonvoting position on borough council and serves as a spokesperson to and for the town. Brown’s platform is about efficiency, transparency and encouragement of charity, which he said he wants to apply as mayor. More specifically, by efficiency he means he wants to examine certain programs in the police department which consumes 40 percent of the town’s budget. The Special Emergency Team (SET) and the Crime Impact Team are the programs in the department

that Brown specifically mentioned as ones that would be examined for cost-cutting. “Most people in Chambersburg don’t even know what the SET team is. They’ve never heard of the Crime Impact Team, and their money is going to pay for it through taxes,” Brown said. Brown said he believes citizens should be informed about on what their tax dollars are being spent on. He would like to use social media and YouTube, along with a call-in telephone line to increase transparency about spending and to let people know what is going on in the community. Brown also includes charity as part of his platform as a way to encourage the use of non-profit organizations, churches and various other charities to lessen dependence on the government. “I believe there are a wide range of resources in Chambersburg that don’t

raise taxes and still help people,” Brown said. “I believe that if more of these things could be promoted then there would be less reliance on the government for solutions.” According to Brown, the point about the use of non-profit organizations was one Mayor Lagiovane called naïve when meeting with him. Brown said the mayor and he agreed on little and found there to be a difference in philosophy on the size and role of government. Brown said he believes in less government than the current mayor because more government means higher taxes. He cited the federal government’s $16.4 trillion debt as reason for less spending at the local level. Brown publicly announced his campaign in front of the courthouse in downtown Chambersburg on Monday and plans to campaign vigorously throughout the summer by

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Darren Brown is a political science major at SU and is running for mayor of Chambersburg, Pa. knocking on doors, meeting as many people as possible and talking with them about the issues. Currently, no one else has announced they are

running for mayor of Chambersburg, but that could change. The primary election is on Tuesday, May 21, and the election is on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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Presidential Inauguration 2013: A day to be remembered Ashley Stoudner

Asst. Copy Editor If every citizen of Franklin County decided to take a trip to Washington, D.C., with the residents of Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Allentown and Erie on the same day, it still would not be as many as the number of people who showed up for the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Monday, Jan. 21. Inaugural festivities began Monday morning as people crowded onto the 146 acres of the National Mall to watch the swearingin ceremony at the Capitol. Some started arriving as early as 4 a.m. to get a good spot on the Mall in the hopes they could steal a glimpse of the president or one of the star-studded guests. When the ceremony began around 11:30 a.m., it was estimated that there were 800,000 to 900,000 people packed into the viewing area. Despite the cold, the mood of the crowd was friendly and energetic as strangers made polite conversation with their neighbors, discussing where they traveled from and why they came. Many journeyed thousands of miles to be part of the celebration, traveling from states like Texas and California to share the historical day with one another. The swearing-in ceremony lasted a little more than an hour, with musical performances by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, James Taylor, Kelly Clarkson and Beyoncé. Myrlie Evers-Williams gave the inaugural prayer while Richard Blanco read his poem titled “One Today,” written specifically for the inaugural celebration, encapsulating the unity of the daily lives of Americans. As the ceremony continued, Vice President Joe Biden was sworn into his second term by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who became the first Hispanic juror to administer an oath of office.

When President Barack Obama took the oath, it was his fourth time — making him the only two-term president to ever do so. In 2009, Chief Justice John Roberts made a mistake in the wording of the Constitutionally-required oath requiring Obama to swear the oath again the following day. This year the official first day of the presidential term, Jan. 20, fell on a Sunday, resulting in the 35-word oath of office being recited two times yet again.

“When President Barack Obama took the oath, it was his fourth time — making him the only twoterm president to ever do so.” However, the multiple oaths sworn were not the only historical happening of the day. The moment came when Obama gave his inaugural address; rousing tears, chants and cheers from the massive audience while hitting on issues the country is facing and challenging America to rise to its adversities. The inaugural theme “Faith in America’s Future” was carried throughout the passionate speech by using the words “We, the people” continually, as a reminder that the Constitution continues to be the true foundation of the country. He talked about peaceful times after the war, the economy and the tragedies that have befallen our country. He went on to discuss the future challenges our nation faces, such as climate change and global warming, saying, “we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” Obama’s defining moment came when he became the first president to

not only announce support of gay rights earlier in his term, but also to state it in his inaugural address and verify his steadfast support. “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well,” Obama said. This statement gained cheers from the Inauguration crowd on the Mall, much like other moments in Obama’s speech that made an impact on the American American flags wave high as the crowd cheers throughout the Inauguration. flag-waving crowd. Once the ceremony concluded, there was a mass migration to Pennsylvania Avenue for the parade later that afternoon. The route went from the Capitol to the White House and featured performances from all 50 states, military bands, and the president and vice president appearing out of their armored cars to wave at the crowd. People stood in windows and on rooftops along the parade route to catch a glimpse of the action. A cold day in Washington, D.C., became a day full of hope, community and celebration as almost 1 million people gathered in a sea of red, white and blue to be a Police speed down Pennsylvania Avenue at the start of the Inaugural Parade. part of the 57th Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama and witness history being made again. Obama continued to make history by stating his adamant concern for environmental issues and his resolute decision for equal rights for gay Americans, being the only president to do so in an inaugural address. Obama demanded political differences be put aside for the sake of progress, and challenged every citizen to take on the task of rebuilding America together. Throughout his address, Obama’s message was clear: he plans to accomplish a lot in the next four years, and he plans Photos by Ashley Stoudner on doing it alongside every American. The U.S. Army band marches down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 57th Presidential Inaugural parade.


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Campus construction vs. time convenience

Samantha Noviello Opinion Editor

We live our lives with the intention to make things as convenient as possible. We drive the shortest and fastest routes and walk the shortest and quickest paths to our destinations. As college students, I know most of us plan the exact amount of time it takes

to get from rooms to classrooms, with time to spare. Since last semester I have known the minutes it would take me to get from College Park to Rowland Hall but that was time wasted now that my path has been made longer. The construction on campus is what I like to call, the “dog pen.” I first learned of this inconvenient excuse for “construction,” when I was walking on campus a few days before classes began. I became very confused and could not figure out how to get out of the fenced in area behind Grove Hall. I felt like a dog running around its pen, trying to find one little way to escape and be free. The commuter

parking lot behind Dauphin Humanities Center and the whole path next to the dorms on the hill are also fenced in, making going around the fence impossible. This upsets me more than you know. To walk to Row-

utes before my first class starts. I need to be able to get to class as quickly as possible, so I can make money to support myself and attend class on time as well. Right now it is also snowing and frigid outside. Why would I want to be outside for longer than needed? I do not know what this huge dog pen is fencing off exactly, but it does not seem to be much of anything; it is only inconveniencing everyone who Photo courtesy of has to walk around it. I do not want to sound land Hall, I now have to like the princess that canwalk around Grove, up past not walk a little farther, or DHC through campus. This the person who does not may not seem like a big deal want to leave earlier for to some, but it is something class to get there on time; that is not my intention. I have to complain about. All I am saying is that I Not only am I a busy college student, like the rest of would like my fast route to you, I leave work 30 min- class back.

Construction is something we cannot control. Our campus is getting even larger and more beautiful with everything the workers do. I am grateful to live and attend school in such a wonderful place. But, I do pay to go here and I am entitled to my opinion. All I am saying is that walking around this dog pen is not something I am happy about. Please finish this construction business shortly and maybe contain what you are fencing off. I will not speak for everyone when I say this, but I hate being inconvenienced. We live in a fast world with the intention to slow our lives down, but we love to do everything at the time we want to. And by the way, it is too cold out for this nonsense.

Give your college a chance before transferring

Ana Guenther

Asst. Opinion Editor As I start my second semester of my sophomore year, I cannot help but start to feel nostalgic. I understand this may seem premature, however, I do. I loved my first year here at Shippensburg University, something I was surprised about. You see, I originally had my heart set on attending Temple University.

That dream was shot to Hell when a big decline appeared on my application. Needless to say, I was devastated. So when I started here at SU, I felt nothing but apprehension and a longing for a school that was three hours away. With all of these things in mind, I started my first semester as a freshman with intentions to transfer, which is something I now regret. I found new friends who I loved and made me feel welcomed, and yet, in the back of my mind, I still could not wait for the end of the semester to renew my Temple application. I rushed my first semester,

and took advantage of what I had. That is one of the biggest mistakes that I have made in my life. After I decided to stay and enjoy all that SU had to offer, I think I started to

I decided to leave my baggage behind and write a clean slate. Now, I cannot picture myself anywhere else. People from my home always said SU was not fun and could not offer anything. I am not lying and I cannot tell you how many times I heard this from my friends. What is frustrating is that for a little while I was one of them. People disregard SU and I do not understand why. So to everyone who has other opinions, and to the freshman who have second Photo courtesy of thoughts, give it a chance. flourish. In high school, it How do you know SU could be argued that I was is not for you unless you a wallflower. I kept quiet al- give it a go? though, I knew I had a lot Now I do not like the idea to say. of transferring and not fully When I jumped feet first having four years to enjoy into truly committing to SU, and appreciate the universi-

ty that I go to. I understand that for some it is necessary and I am not trying to say transferring is wrong, at one point I thought it was right for me. I know people who have transferred two or three times and I do not feel like they even gave their choice universities a chance. Stop rushing onto the next thing and enjoy the moment, because you may discover you like your surroundings. Some say I settled on SU, and I say they could not be more wrong. When people say some things are just not meant to be they are right. Temple was not for me, I just had to discover that on my own. One of my failures turned into a success. This school offers so much. Shippensburg was the biggest surprise of my life, and I love every minute of it. I think that I always will.

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What Grinds My Gears:

Shippensburg weather

Nick Sentman Asst. Sports Editor You know what grinds my gears, Shippensburg weather. I do not hate winter weather. The snow, wind chill or even the ice is not an issue for me. I always feel like it is better to warm up than to cool down anyways. Shippensburg weather has this certain uniqueness about it though. Global Warming or not, the weather here is more confusing than an episode of “Catfish.” No one knows how to dress, and traditional seasons are a thing of the past. So, because of that students on campus tend to make me hate the weather here more than ever. The last few years I have identified winter as an


extended fall or an early spring. I have lost faith in winter because let us face it there is never any snow. It takes some investigating to find out how to prepare to go outside. Should we wear a light jacket or is it mittens and heavy coat weather? In Pennsylvania we just never know. One thing we do know, well should know, is that it is not shorts and shortsleeve shirt weather. Common sense is becoming an uncommon virtue. I saw a guy wearing shorts and a short-sleeve shirt going to class last week. Who does that? People like this are the reason why insanity is a defense now in court. I cannot wrap my head around wanting to freeze just to make a fashion statement. This was a male though. The fashion statement excuse should not come into play, then again this is 2013. Do you want to bring attention to yourself or just have no pants or jackets to wear? You are in college so it should not be hard to find some to borrow. Just wear some sweatpants. I see girls wearing skirts with winter boots in this 15

-degree weather. Now, let me be blunt here, given the right circumstances I am not against looking whatsoever. I will judge though. It is winter. Snow is on the ground given a good day, so the fact that you have “winter” boots on means nothing. You want to look good then I suggest that you wear all that skimpy outfit underneath a snowsuit. Then get to class and take it off for all the guys or girls to see. You have many other months to show off your undercarriage. Most people in winter are more worried about keeping their face warm than looking for the next available cleavage spotting. Cold weather usually has certain effects that interrupt that certain part of the brain. When I see people dress inappropriately I am thankful we have things such as the flu to take out the revenge we wish we could. There is no excuse for wearing summer clothing when the temperature is cold enough to freeze tears. Shippensburg might produce confusing weather patterns, but it produces even stranger people. Winter makes me lose all faith in humanity.

Former SU professor is no Nostradamus Tyush Thompson Staff Writer

Dr. Richard T. Hise, Professor Emeritus of marketing at Texas A&M University and a former Shippensburg University professor, recently wrote a book titled, “A Christian View of the War Against Islam.” In the book, Hise uses the Bible in an attempt to explain the current conflict in the Middle East and argues that God will eventually resolve the threat of radical Islam. Unfortunately, Hise trivializes the conflict by condensing a complicated issue with superficial arguments. Due to limited space I can and will focus solely on one particularly bold assertion that stood out to me in the first chapter: Satan’s control over Islam. Hise not only argues that Satan exists, and that he has played an active role throughout history — having controlled Hitler, Stalin and Mao Zedong and currently possessing the minds of some non-Christian and non-Jewish leaders ­— but

that he is, in fact, the true enemy behind the aptly named Islamic war against the West. The question we should all immediately ask ourselves is this: Do we have any good reason for believing any of this to be true? The answer is simple. No. Satan’s existence has never been proven. Saying Satan exists simply because the Bible says so presupposes that everything the Bible says is correct, which we know is not the case. Biblical scholars know from ancient manuscripts that the texts used to compose the Bible were riddled with hundreds of thousands of errors, ranging from small grammatical mistakes to falsified stories. This fact alone does not negate the Bible as a historical source, but it immediately makes Hise’s primary source suspect. Moreover, the fact that Hise is using the Bible itself to confirm biblical claims is a textbook example of circular reasoning — a logical fallacy in which the subject used to validate the conclu-

sion of the argument is the same used to start the argument. Growing up I understood this as the “because the Bible says so” argument. Imagine if a scholar went on air and argued that the spirit of Typhon, the sworn enemy of Zeus, was secretly waging a war against the Western culture to which you belong. To defend his case, he simply referred to the inerrant scriptures of Greek literature. I imagine the scholar would be laughed at, discredited, and berated by the 24-hour news cycle. I see no difference with Hise’s use of Satan; the argument is empirically false. It does not take much scrutiny to see that this book is a tacit appeal to right-wing Christians. In that respect, the book does an adequate job in providing insight into how some Christians invariably view the current state of affairs in the Middle East. However, sadly for the reader, that view is skewed with historical beliefs no one should take seriously.


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Haven’t rape victims been punished enough?


Victims of rape could soon face punishment in New Mexico if a law to criminalize aborting a fetus is passed. Republican Representative Cathrynn Brown introduced House Bill 206, which would charge victims of rape with a third-degree felony charge if the victim chooses to terminate her pregnancy. The bill claims

that the termination is grounds for tampering with evidence. A felony in New Mexico can carry a sentence of up to three years, according to the Huffington Post. Although the bill is most likely not going to pass due to the Democrat party serving as the state house majority, even the idea of a bill such as this is unbelievable and disgusting. Whether you are prochoice or pro-life, turning a victim of one of the most heinous and devastating crimes known to humans into a criminal honestly has me flabbergasted. Having to move on after suffering from rape is hard enough, but having to move on while serving time in jail is unimaginable. Rape victims suffer from Rape Trauma Syndrome, a three-step process that begins with the initial

Photo courtesy of shock after the rape to the resolution phase, when the victim begins to move on. This process can take months to years, depending on the victim, and it can be incredibly difficult for some. According to, about 33 percent of rape victims have suicidal thoughts, and 13 percent will actually attempt suicide. A study conducted by the

Medical University of South Carolina discovered that roughly one-third of rape victims will develop post traumatic stress disorder in his or her lifetime. The study also discovered that victims of rape had a much higher chance of abusing drugs and alcohol than non-victims. Although for some, pregnancy could seem like a

glint of hope after such a dark event, but for most women, that is not the case. The medical university also discovered that 61 percent of women were concerned about becoming pregnant. And according to a study by the same institution, roughly 32,180 women will face that fear every year. The study also discovered that 50 percent of rape pregnancies are terminated, which means New Mexico could be incarcerating 16,050 scared and traumatized women every year. And that high number would become a huge financial burden, with the average incarceration cost for one prisoner a year is roughly $31,307, according the organization “The Price of Prisons.” That could be $5 million used to help fund programs, counseling, etc. to help vic-

tims recover from their attack. Aside from the burden on the victims, Brown’s argument for this bill is incredibly weak. There are several different ways to obtain evidence to prosecute an alleged rapist. DNA evidence such as hair, skin cells, or bodily fluids may be left on the victim or at the scene of the crime. This evidence can be used to compare with known samples or to place a suspect at the scene of the crime. Abortion is still a very sensitive issue, and I respect both sides. However, I do not respect the idea of throwing an innocent woman in prison after she has been violated and traumatized in such a disgusting way. These unfortunate women should be treated with dignity and respect, and not treated like criminals. January 29, 2013



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Prevent the flu from slowing you down this semester Anna Seils

Ship Life Editor Classrooms across campus are filled with coughing, sneezing students as well as empty seats from sick students; it is flu season. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement on its website,, saying, “According to the latest FluView report, influenza activity remains high and widespread across the nation.” In order to prevent the flu from spreading, there are steps that can be taken to keep good health. The first step of flu prevention is to get a flu vaccination. There are two methods of vaccination: a nasal spray or a shot. The nasal spray consists of a weakened live flu virus that is sprayed into the

nose, while the shot consists of an inactivate flu virus given by needle, according to the website, People cannot get the flu from the vaccine because the virus is weakened. Many local drug stores and doctors’ offices offer both varieties of the flu vaccination. For a listing of vaccination locations, visit www. Other preventative measures are to cough or sneeze into your elbow or to cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. According to, “Most experts believe that you get the flu when a person with the flu coughs, sneezes, or talks and droplets containing their germs land in your mouth or nose. You can also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the flu virus on it and then touching your mouth, eyes or nose.” Therefore, it is important to keep your hands away

from your face to prevent from getting sick. You can also try to boost your immune system by drinking lots of water, getting adequate sleep and eating healthy foods which are listed on It is important not to neglect your health routine, especially as students, because the added stress from classes can weaken your immune system and reflect negatively on your health during the flu season, as well as increase the chances of contracting other illnesses. If you already have the flu, you can still prevent others from catching the virus. “Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine,” according to The website lists the symptoms of the flu as being “a 100 hundered degree Fahrenheit or higher fever or feeling feverish (not ev-

eryone with the flu has a fever), a cough and/or sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, headaches and/or body aches.” Any of these symptoms may indicate the flu or a common cold and may last for about two weeks. The flu can be treated by getting plenty of rest, drinking clear fluids to stay hydrated and keeping warm to avoid chills, according to If symptoms worsen, be sure to contact a medical professional immediately to discuss further treatment. Although these suggestions are not guaranteed to prevent catching the flu, they offer a defense against the virus that may prove to keep you well. For more information about the flu and the flu report in the United States, visit and The Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at

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Getting a flu shot may help prevent the flu and keep you well this semester.

SU Organizations host 25th annual MLK March for Humanity Sharicka Peters Guest Writer

On Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Ceddia Union Building Multipurpose Room, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the African American Organization will host the 25th Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. March for Humanity. This event honors the life and victories of King. It also celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. The march is an opportunity for Shippensburg University’s students, faculty and community to unite in remembering King’s legacy and the impact that legacy had on fostering equality and justice for all.

King has been called one of the greatest civil rights leaders of the 1960s. He paved the way for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He wanted to ensure that all people were treated equally by challenging segregationism through nonviolence. He understood that it did not take one or two people to change the world, but it took the efforts of the entire world and love to change itself. The impact of his legacy is why people continue to march today. They march for equality. They march for humanity. They march against injustice and ignorance. They march against poverty and for those who cannot stand up for them-

selves. They march to continue the dream of King and to remember the significance of the civil rights movement. It is appropriate that the theme for the march is “Celebrating 50 Years: The Movement that Changed the World.” The 25th Annual MLKMarch for Humanity is a time for us set aside differences and embrace change. King fought so that people all have the opportunity to have a voice and to speak out about things that divide them. It is time that people take action and march for their freedom to be Photo courtesy of themselves and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. provided the inspiration the things that unite everyone. for the 25th Annual MLK March for Humanity. In one of his famous

speeches King said, “We are made for this moment, let us not lose the opportunity to be the agents for change our generation is poised to become.” The African American Organization would like to extend the invitation to all in the community to join in this memorable moment. All students are encouraged to participate in this march to show their support for King’s efforts. Students interested in the event can obtain more information as well as complete the “Pledge to March” form by going to www.ship. edu/msa. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs in Gilbert 100 Room 104.

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Five student semester resolutions for the new semester Anna Seils

Ship Life Editor

As the new year kicks off and the spring semester begins, it is a time to start considering resolutions on how to improve from the previous year and the previous semester. Instead of regretting mistakes and missed opportunities at the end of the semester, here are five semester resolutions to help you start the spring semester with confidence. 1.) Do all the work, including extra credit. To do every homework and class work assignment, including extra credit, in all of your classes is much easier said than done. What sounds like an obvious idea can end up swamping you with work and force you to give up your free time. However, if you do ev-

ery assignment presented by your professor and do it well, it not only will boost your grade and give you reassurance, but will also boost your reputation with your professor and demonstrate the hard work ethic you possess. 2.) Attend every class. Attending every class will boost your class participation grade and ensure that you get all the notes and assignments you need to succeed. As hard as showing up to an 8 a.m. class may be, showing up is half the battle, and it will make the class much easier if you are aware of all the notes and assignments given. You also will not have to worry about missing a pop quiz or in-class assignment. 3.) Speak up in class. Raising your hand in class may be nerve racking, but it could help you become a better student.

Speaking in front of a class can build your confidence and help you earn class participation points. It also shows that you are engaged in the class material and that you think for yourself. It is better to speak up than to wish you had. 4.) Join a club and get involved in student life. College is all about meeting new people and trying new things and joining a club can make that happen for you. Shippensburg University offers many opportunities for students to get involved with student activities, and most clubs are more than happy to add you to their roster. A list of student clubs can be found on the AcPhoto by Anna Seils tivities Program Board website at http://clubs. The Ceddia Union Building houses many clubs and Student organizations. Getting involved in 5.) Find your Raider student life is a great way to stay motivated. pride.

Developing a sense of school spirit may give you the motivation you need to do your best. You can start by attending more campus events and athletic games. Although classes are a priority, student life is also an important aspect of college. You want to make sure you have good memories from your college career. A schedule of athletic games can be found at These five student resolutions may seem like a lot, but even doing just one may create a positive change in your college career. The beginning of every semester offers a new opportunity to change your habits for the better, so make sure you are doing everything you can to propel yourself toward success.


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Kauffman features art from IUP students

Charles Mitchell Jr. Staff Writer

The Kauffman Gallery located in the Huber Art Center kicked off the spring semester with a new exhibit, “A Person, Place or Thing.” The exhibition features 59 works of art from graduate students pursuing their

Master of Fine Art (MFA) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Many of the works of art are abstract and set the tone for a brilliant display. Each piece of art has its own story and can be looked at in many ways. The pieces are coordinated to give those who view

Brenan’s piece “Discarded”

the exhibition moments of reflection, which made this exhibit special. The collection of artwork consists of oil paintings, graphite drawings and mixed media drawings. Many of the works of art are also for sale. Art professor Ben Culbertson, who was present at the exhibit’s opening, encourages his students to attend the exhibit in order to give them inspiration. He informed his students that those who take the time to view abstract art are an active part of the artist’s vision. “By reaching your own conception of abstract art, you become an active participant of the art,” Culbertson said. Eric Brennan, Shippensburg University alumnus and current student of IUP’s masters program is just one of the many upand-coming artists who has his work displayed in the “A Person, Place or Thing” exhibit. “It’s an interpretation of how we are influenced by

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MFA student Eric Brenan with his artwork at SU’s Kauffman gallery. certain things,” Brennan said about the drawings, “Discarded” and “Unseen.” “The drawings are a technical abstraction of things; they are not a regular interpretation of a person, but they are a little effect of the way things are distorted by the influence of the subject,” Brennan said. Brennan’s influences come from his own inspirations and from viewing

other artists, which keeps him on top of the current artwork. Michael Campbell, director of the Kauffman Gallery said, “We wanted to demonstrate to the art students the next level of art education, and give direction to students that desire to pursue their master’s in fine arts, once finishing the B.A. arts program here at SU. This exhibit answers

the question: How different would the art look in concept, form and skill? We believe this exhibit displays exactly what the next level looks like. All of the art that has been brought together by the students of IUP represent the best of what the IUP master’s program has to offer. The exhibition is on display now in the Kauffman Gallery until Feb. 21.

MLK honored in Readers Theater performance David Yearwood Staff Writer

As January comes to a close, the celebration of the life of one of America’s greatest heroes begins to take hold across the country. Throughout January, Shippensburg University’s Office of Social Equity held a series of events to remember the remarkable life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. including a reader’s theater-style performance of “The Mountaintop.” “The Mountaintop,” a critically acclaimed stage production, had three select scenes from its script read by the Shippensburg University Readers Theater on Wednesday Jan. 23 at Old Main Chapel. They performed the two

readings of the play at two free shows at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. “The Mountaintop” is a fictional depiction of the hours leading up to the assassination of King, written by Katori Hall. The play centers on King and the maid at his hotel, Camae, who strikes up a relationship with King and helps him through the last hours of his life. The readings did not incorporate the entire production. Three key scenes were chosen that best represented the heart and message of the play. For the reading, the SU Readers Theater chose to use three different actors and three different actresses to play the two roles of Camae and King. The first scene featured

senior Nick Sentman reading the role of King while Tori Morgan, junior, read the role of Camae. The second scene featured senior Alyssa Cassidy, as Camae. Cassidy also directed the reading. Reading with Cassidy was Romarr Mayne, a senior who read the part of King. The third and final scene featured senior Alyssa Gosling, reading the role of Camae along with freshman Andrew Cruz, reading the part of King. The reading was narrated off-stage by Eldon Graham, and the stage manager for the show was Anthony Jacoby. The entire cast and crew did a wonderful job with the production. The portrayal of King by these SU

students did justice to the great American hero. The readings were sponsored by the Office of Social Equity at Shippensburg, which helps to ensure equal opportunities for all students and faculty on campus. Melodye Wehrung, the executive director of the Office of Social Equity, gave the opening remarks at the performance and gave some inspiring words about the hero that King really was. The readings are just one part of Shippensburg University’s 17th Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration this year. The next Photo by Bill Smith event that is part of the celebration is the 25th Annual SU senior Nick Sentman in “The Mountaintop.” March for Humanity on uity as well as the African Union Building. Thursday Jan. 31. Organization, The program, sponsored American will be held in the Multiby the Office of Social EqPurpose Room in the Ceddia

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SU Fashion Archives to host exhibit Shippensburg University’s Fashion Archives and Museum will host “Our New Old Clothes: Recent Acquisitions of the Fashion Archives and Museum” beginning Feb. 1. The exhibit will highlight some of the donations made to the collection since the exhibit’s director, Karin J. Bohleke, assumed her responsibilities in 2007. It will be on display at the Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education (SHAPE) Gallery, located at 20 W. King St. in Shippensburg through Feb. 22. It is the first partnership between the Fashion Archives and Museum and SHAPE. SHAPE is an organization that seeks to enrich

the quality of life in the Shippensburg community through interactive cultural, artistic and heritage activities. Trisha Grace, a Shippensburg University alumnae and president of SHAPE’s board of directors, said she and members of the board “are thrilled to work with the Fashion Archives and Museum at Shippensburg University to organize an exhibition that showcases fashion, culture and history with particular emphasis on artistic expression.” “The exhibit offers an excellent opportunity to share the Fashion Archives and Museum’s incredible collection and resources with the community,” Grace said. According to Bohleke,

The Fashion Archives and Museum houses a collection that benefits both university and community members, and she is eager to showcase some of the many exquisite items for the public. “Historic costume is an ideal vehicle for examining our cultural past and present and for exploring the different styles that are continually recycled and renewed. SHAPE presents a perfect opportunity for this to occur,” she said. Nineteenth century garments to be on display include a bustle gown embroidered with sunflowers and a circa 1895 wool tweed promenade suit with exaggerated sleeves fashionable at the time.

The late 1840s are represented by two dresses: one of shot silk satin and the other of warp-printed rose and gold silk taffeta. Twentieth century garments to be on display include a sheer black cotton net evening gown, hand embroidered in pearls, blue and black sequins and gold bullion that represents the late 1930s and early 1940s. Garments from other time periods will also be on display. The exhibit opening is 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 1. The gallery’s regular operating hours are Wednesday to Fridays 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. -Courtesy of Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education

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A silk dress and a child’s robe from the 1800s.

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Hip-Hop Happenings Long. Live. A$AP.

Britton Kosier

Staff Columnist Although the long wait was the biggest complaint about A$AP Rocky’s major label debut, “Long. Live. A$AP,” Rocky delivered the album as soon as he possibly could and succeeded in giving his fans the album for which they patiently waited. After sample clearances and production touch-ups set the album’s release date back from Sept. 11, 2012 to Oct. 31, 2012, “Long. Live. A$AP” was officially released on Jan. 15, 2013. Even though a September release would have been ideal, it would have been even more appropriate for Rocky to drop the album on Oct. 31, the one-year anniversary of the release of the “Live. Love. A$AP” mixtape that helped put the Harlem emcee in the position he is in today. “Long. Live. A$AP” serves as a perfect continuation to what A$AP started on “Live. Love. A$AP.” The southernrap influence is just as apparent as Rocky spits over flawlessly produced spacey, trap beats. And although the sound and feel is similar to the mixtape, “Long. Live. A$AP,” easily stands on its own as the 24-year-old artist’s debut studio album. Debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard charts proves the

leak had little to no impact on album sales. The album sold 169,000 copies its first week, and the second single, “F**kin’ Problems,” a collaboration with Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, is currently the No. 5 single on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. I believe the song, “1 Train,” to be one of the most important collaborations in the “new age” of hip-hop. The chorus-less track includes verses from A$AP himself, Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T. The 1-Train, as explained by Rocky, is the one that hits all the stops. With a Hit-Boy beat that throws your senses into the grimy reality of a New York subway atmosphere, each stop gives your ears a sample of what each of the new-aged, hip-hop lyricists sound like. With his versatility and melting-pot style, A$AP Rocky embodies the modern-day emcee. Rappers today are connected to and influenced by the east, west, south, black, white, past, future, drug users, sober and more. One thing that influences each and every one of these guys is their talent. And “Long. Live. A$AP” is further evidence that A$AP Rocky is guilty of possessing the type of talent that helps rappers live forever.


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Who wins our Player of the Semester award? E4


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NICK SENTMAN Asst. Sports Editor As one semester ends a new one begins at Shippensburg University. Looking back at an eventful semester in campus sports, we saw some exciting and record breaking performances from football to field hockey. SU watched the rise of the student section, the Red Sea, and their support of SU athletics all semester long. The Slate Sports has covered each and every incredible game this season and to designate one particular moment that stood out from the rest is difficult. The Hot Corner is going to debate which moment was the greatest from the last semester in SU sports.


There is no question that the amazing run the football team had merits consideration somewhat in any debate over the greatest moment in sports. Yet, with every great moment SU football had, they do not stand up to the effort that Bre White gave the field hockey team this season. During the first game against Millersville University where SU won 2-1. White, who scored 17 goals in season, scored two huge goals in the MU game. The Marauders, who edged SU in the PSAC playoffs, gave the Raiders trouble all season long. White was able to step up huge, as she has all season, and carried her team on the offensive end. White was a huge threat on the field and her gritty performance in the MU game set the tone for the field hockey season leading the Raiders to an incredible 17-1 regular season record. White’s two-goal effort not only opened SU’s PSAC season but it laid a founda-

tion of what every PSAC 2012. However, I cannot school would see when dispute Nick’s take either. they faced the Raiders; The fall semester was a toughness and resiliency. semester in which eyes were opened to all the sports that Ryan: Without a doubt Bre surround our campus at White and the Shippens- SU. The football team had burg University field hock- a tremendous year, winey team had a tremendous ning the PSAC East and season, but in my mind the a game in the national greatest moment from the playoffs. The field hockey previous semester in SU team reached the national sports had to be the game- semifinals, the cross-counwinning touchdown from try team was dominant quarterback Zach Zulli to once again and our swimwide receiver Bryan Barley. ming team picked up mulThis moment in SU foot- tiple PSAC and national ball showed the determi- cuts during the semester. Depending on which nation and toughness of a well-rounded football team. sport people watched last The game started out semester, whether it be like many other SU football football, field hockey or a games this season with the combination, there was Raiders striking first. The one team that flew under Raiders scored back-to- the radar for most of the back touchdowns before BU fall. This team may have could score one. The Raid- not of had the most memoers fought back with three rable moments, but it did unanswered touchdowns. have the most memorable Sending the game to a com- team across the board. Which team is fortable 34–7 lead at half. you may ask? After half the Raiders this Our volleyball team. went into a slump scoring That is right, our volleyonly one touchdown before the dramatic game-winning ball team. They reached the touchdown. The memorable, NCAA playoffs for the first but short 2-yard touchdown time since the 2007 seapass from Zulli to Barley set son. Even though they lost Seth Grove stadium into a to California University of frenzy. If you look at this Pa. in the first round, the catch it takes so much deter- Raiders achieved a milemination, concentration and stone that only one other skill to throw and complete Raider team has garnered. So even though they a pass of this magnitude. Zulli and Barley along may not have had a true with the whole SU offense “star” player or a season came through in such that produced a 17–1 rea clutch situation that cord, the Raider volleyball it is almost unrealistic. team showed its fans what teamwork and dedication Sam: This may be a Hot Corner can bring. As one of the first but I am going to agree hardest working teams with Ryan on the most mem- in the PSAC, SU showed orable moment of the fall of us what it takes to win.

Event to raise money for breast cancer BRYAN OBAROWSKI

Asst. Sports Editor On Feb. 16, the Shippensburg University basketball teams will be holding its annual event to support the Play 4 Kay foundation during their double header against East Stroudsburg University at Heiges Field House. The Play 4 Kay event is in support of the Kay Yow Cancer fund. The Yow Cancer fund has raised nearly $8 million and donated nearly $3 million to various cancer research and research groups. The event, named after former North Carolina State University’s women’s basketball coach, is in dedication to the great coach and her battle with breast cancer. Yow had more than 700 wins as coach of NC State, and was inducted into several sports halls of fames. Yow was a coach of the 1988 gold medal-winning Olympic team, a year after being diagnosed with breast cancer. After three bouts with the disease, Yow died in 2009. The event in Heiges Field House on Saturday, Feb. 16, will include giveaways, a T-shirt toss and a halftime presentation. Free admission will be given to fans wearing pink, and fan signs will be given out at the entrance.


Women’s Basketball Jan. 30 vs MILLERSVILLE 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at Cheyney 1 p.m. Men’s Basketball Jan. 30 vs MILLERSVILLE 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at Cheyney 3 p.m. Swimming Feb. 2 at Bucknell Invite noon Wrestling Feb. 2 vs GANNON 7 p.m. Indoor Track Feb. 1-2 at New Balance Collegeiate Invite TBA New York, NY Feb. 2 at John Covert Classic Bethlehem, Pa. Tennis Feb. 2 at Shenandoah 6 p.m.

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Alex the great MU comes in


Gildea registers first double-double in SU will need to play a perfect game Raiders’ win over East Stroudsburg with first place MU coming to town Raiders

Sam Stewart

Sports Editor With the contributions the Shippensburg University women’s basketball team is receiving this year, it is hard not to consider them contenders for a PSAC championship. Freshman Alex Gildea recorded her first doubledouble as a Raider while Caitlyn Deeter added 10 en route to a 74–55 thrashing of the East Stroudsburg University Warriors at Koehler Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon. It was just another night where SU found a player to carry them to victory. Gildea, seeing limited playing time throughout the course of the year, played



a career-high 23 minutes and shot 5 of 8 from the field, including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc. The freshman finished the game with 12 points and 10 rebounds — both career highs. With Gildea pacing the Raiders on the offensive side of the ball, the Raiders played staunch defense to dispel any momentum that the Warriors could develop early on. Trailing 6–2 early in the first half, SU lashed out, outscoring the Warriors 36–17 to take a 38–23 into the break. That lead grew exponentially in the second half as Deeter, Gildea and Strybuc facilitated an 18–3 run to expand SU’s lead to a game-high 28 points midway through the second half. The Raiders held ESU


to a 26 percent shooting effort during the run, which propelled them to victory. Strybuc had another great game for the Raiders. The talented junior notched 15 points and five assists in the victory. Stephanie Knauer provided another good effort adding nine points and six rebounds. ESU’s Jessica Martin set a Warrior’s record with nine blocks, which is the most in the PSAC since the 2002-2003 season. The nine-block effort moves her into third place at ESU with 114 career blocks. The Raiders will look to continue their winning ways when they host the Millersville University Marauders on Wednesday night at Heiges Field House.

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Shawna Wert will need to have a mistake-free game on Wednesday.

Sam Stewart

Sports Editor

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Alex Gildea registered her first double-double on Saturday afternoon.

It has been one of those seasons for the Shippensburg University women’s basketball team. Following in the footsteps of the field hockey, volleyball and football team, the Raiders are forging ahead in the PSAC East standings and have proven to the conference that they are a formidable force with which be to reckoned. The Raiders are a deep and talented team and have had contributable efforts from their freshman during the year. Whether its Alex Gildea, Caitlyn Deeter or Stephanie Knauer, the underclassmen have proven that they can help the Raiders win and win now. Deeter named PSAC Eastern Division Women’s Basketball Freshman of

the Week after averaging 9.5 points and 3.0 steals per game joined Knauer as the two Raiders’ freshman honored by the league. Deeter has been valuable off the bench, especially when paired up with Sarah Strybuc or one of the Wert twins. The team will need to perform at a high-level again when the Millersville University Marauders come into Heiges Field House on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. The Marauders are coming off a 78–56 victory over Kutztown University on Saturday and are tied for first place in the PSAC East, one slot above the Raiders. MU’s Mashira Newman will be a huge factor if MU plans to win. The senior recorded 16 steals in the Maruaders last two games, including a single-game record of 11 against East Stroudsburg University. Look for New-

man to put pressure on Dana and Shawna Wert in the backcourt to try and pickpocket more steals. Unfortunately for Newman and the Marauders, SU boasts one of the best backcourts in the PSAC. Led by the Werts and Strybuc, SU plays at an up-tempo pace and rarely mishandles the ball. All three are facilitators that can create shots for their teammates, one of which is Knauer. Look for Knauer to have a ton of open looks as SU will try to get the ball away from Newman and into the post. The Raiders have not lost since a 30-point trouncing courtesy of Bloomsburg University and have won three in a row. They will look to continue that streak and inch their way up to first place with a win Wednesday. Raiders will pull out the victory 76-71.


The memories from a E4 January 29, 2013

Top Athlete: Bre White


Sports Editor

Heart stopping, mindboggling, jaw dropping; these few words are only an appetizer of what the Shippensburg University community witnessed in a smorgasbord of spectacular events that revolved around the fall 2012 semester. During that time the SU community witnessed a National Field Hockey Player of the Year in Bre White, the 2012 Harlon Hill Trophy Winner in Zach Zulli, three teams reaching the national playoffs and a PSAC East Champion. And that does not include a performance by the crosscountry team that did more to cement their elite status in not only the PSAC, but the national circuit as well. Yes, this past semester was great for SU athletics and to reflect on what the community witnessed, we highlighted the top moments and athletes of the semester. These moments and these athletes shone brighter than the rest and have left a formidable impression that will be seared into the minds of many for years to come. Over the course of the semester, records were shattered, glory was bestowed and dreams were dashed. With the fall semester now passed, I delve into which athlete shown brighest and athlete what moment captured the what hearts of the SU community. hearts Coming to these deciComing sions was not an easy task. There were many athletes who proved to be true stars for their respective teams, and likewise, there were moments from each team that were magical. As the spring semester gets underway on the SU campus, there will only be more memories made and more great stories to discuss with one’s peers, but for now, here is the best of the best from the fall semester of 2012.


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Do you go with the Harlon Hill Trophy winner in Zulli or do you take theNational Field Hockey Player of the Year and choose field hockey’s White? Decisions, decisions. Both of these athletes exemplified leadership qualities and posted gaudy statistics this year so it is easy to say that they both earned the top spot. However, when the lights were shining the brightest on the bigger stages, more pressure was put on White than on Zulli to perform. How can you say that? Zulli was a catalyst for the top offense in the PSAC. His 54 touchdowns (includ-

ing an earth shattering nine at Kutztown University) led the nation. He finished the year with 4,747 yards and completed 62 percent of his passes. How can he not be heavily leaned on? Although he was leaned on to perform well throughout the season, Zulli benefitted from a receiving core that could catch anything thrown to them, an offensive line that resembled the Berlin Wall and a workhorse of a running back in Mike Frenette. Zulli’s talent is immeasurable, and he has high promise for making an impact in the higher ranks of the game but no one had a better year than White.

At first it sounds blasphemous to say that White had a better year than Zulli but how many people at SU have followed field hockey that closely? As stated by “A Broken Crutch”, a look at student’s apathy toward SU athletics, it was revealed that there were 100130 fans in attendance at field hockey games. Therefore there were 5,000 fewer people a week seeing White perform than Zulli — and the community missed a lot from the talented junor. White led the SU field hockey team to a 17–1 regular season record including a trip to the National Semifinals. She scored 17 goals

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and registered nine assists culminating in 43 points on the year. To put that into perspective, the team’s second leading point gatherer, Taylor Bender, tallied 21 points. White had two game–winning goals on the season and had goals in 11 of the team’s 19 games. White had the ability to carry the team on her back, and although she will remain adamant that it was a collective team effort, her individual efforts propelled SU to the year it had. Where she draws similarities to Zulli was that she could not lead her team to a championship.

Despite the losses in the biggest games, White has more of an upside going into next year. Zulli is faced with questions on the offensive side of the ball. Who will he throw to with Jacob Baskerville and Bryan Barley departing due to graduation? Who will be his workhorse as Frenette heads toward graduation as well? Zulli is an incredible talent but questions arise as to whether he can put up the same numbers next year. White has to be the pick to carry the torch next year as she will have the pieces in place to contend for a national title.


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Barley’s catch vs Bloom

Photo by Sam Stewart

Photo by Sam Stewart

There is no debate as to what the best moment of the 2012 fall semester was. When Bryan Barley snagged in the winning touchdown catch with four seconds remaining in a dual of the ages, SU not only cemented its place among the PSAC elite, but the nations elite as well. The game against Bloomsburg University had it all: a ferocious start that led fans to believe that SU would win the game handily and a second half plagued by miscues that saw BU storm back to notch the score at 42. Two contrasting offenses clashed. BU employed Franklyn Quiteh who rumbled for more than 300 yards while SU aired it out as per usual. It was a game that kept the fans on the edge of their seats throughout the second half. When Barley caught the ball in the back right corner of the end zone, the 6,000 plus fans that filed into Seth Grove Stadium that fateful Saturday afternoon erupted. The ground shook beneath your feet, the bleachers seemed to sway back and forth as students and alumni stomped their feet in joy. It was not only a moment that brought the PSAC East title back to SU, but also, a moment that united the SU community for the rest of the season.

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E6 January 29, 2013

Youth movement taking time

Raiders fall to East Stroudsburg, look to rebound against the Marauders Ryan Trexler

Asst. Sports Editor The Shippensburg men’s basketball team took on No. 1-ranked East Stroudsburg University this past Sunday at Koehler Fieldhouse but lost 99-56. The Raiders started the game off on a bad foot when Reggie Charles committed a foul. The game followed the same track, as SU was unable to keep pace with the 15–2 Warriors. ESU took control of the game from the start. Scoring on almost every possession. In the first half SU shot 47.62 percent from the field, ESU managed to shoot 57.58 percent from the field. The Raiders were unable to take advantage of rebounds and steals,

leading them to falling behind at half 52–28. The Raiders took the same track after half, allowing ESU to virtually score at will. The Warriors shot a 51.72 field goal percentage in the second half. SU managed only a 30 percent field goal average after half. SU played a sloppy game overall, allowing 18 turnovers, 11 steals and shot a mere 37.3 field goal percentage. SU allowed a total of 29 points off turnovers. Despite the sloppy play sophomore guard Reggie Charles managed to record 15 points and junior Dylan Edgar scored 13 in the 99-56 loss. The Raiders are looking to halt their current two-game losing streak on Wednesday at Heiges Field House at 8 p.m. SU will take on No. 3 PSAC-ranked Millersville

University. If the Raiders can tighten up their play against the Marauders, they can come away with a much-needed PSAC win. SU needs to focus on ball control and finishing in the paint. Those have been two weak points in the Raiders play. If SU wants to stay alive in PSAC play they will need to start with a win against MU. Expect sophomore Reggie Charles to stay hot, along with junior Dylan Edgar. Also look for talented freshman Joey Lococo and Tony Ellis to have breakout games against MU. SU’s bench will need to contribute as well if Shippensburg wants to walk away with a win. SU will come away with a 65–60 key upset win over a PSAC contender in the Marauders. Photo by Sam Stewart

SU’s Joe Lococo has shown signs of maturation throughout the season.

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Coach Dave Springer will have the Raiders ready to play on Wednesday. Dylan Edgar will have to play a big game if SU expects to win on Wednesday.

Sports January 29, 2013


Great days for SU Grappling to victory

SU successful at Bison Open, look to SU has succesful go-around at the achieve more at New Balance next week Region I Duals on Saturday afternoon Senior Erin Flick set an indoor personal record in the high jump on Saturday to highlight the second and final day of competition for the Shippensburg University women’s indoor track–and– field team at the Bison Open & Multi from Bucknell University. Flick notched an NCAA provisional qualifying mark on Saturday by clearing 5 feet, 7 inches to win the event. Also in the field, junior Cree Banks set a season personal record in the triple jump (35 feet, 6 1/2 inches) and senior Sarah Brotzman notched a season personal record in the shot put (39 feet, 0 ½ inches). Two Raider freshmen also came away with victories on the track. Freshman Reynah Spence made her SU debut by winning the 800 meters (2:19.75) and placing second in the mile (5:08.28). Megan Lundy notched another victory at Bucknell in the 400 meters, finishing in 59.31 seconds. Junior Monique Clemons and sophomore Danesha Butler recorded season personal records in the 200 meters (26.51 and 26.58 seconds). On the men’s side, three members of the in-

door track–and–field team achieved NCAA provisional qualifying efforts on Saturday at the Bison Open & Multi to wrap up a solid weekend of competition for the Raider squad. Over the course of two days and two venues, the Raiders’ men’s squad recorded seven NCAA provisional qualifiers and tallied 20 performances that satisfied the PSAC qualifying standard. “I am extremely pleased with our progress as we head into a huge weekend at the Armory and Lehigh,” head coach Dave Osanitsch said. “I hope we keep moving in a positive direction.” Capping off a banner weekend of work at Bucknell on Saturday was junior Austin Strine, who won the heptathlon with a provisional score of 4,671 points. Strine set a new personal record by 103 points, finishing the weekend with new personal bests in the 60-meter dash, 60-meter hurdles and long jump. Sophomore Eric Bologa was another of the five event winners for the Raiders on Saturday, winning the 400 meters with a personal best and NCAA provisional qualifying time

of 49.71 seconds. Bologa was also a key contributor to SU’s “B” distance medley relay squad that ran a NCAA provisional qualifier on Friday night. After leading everyone in the prelims on Friday night, junior Matt Kujawski won the 200 meters with a NCAA provisional qualifier of 22.16 seconds that is just one hundredth of a second off his personal record set last week. Sophomore Matt Bee impressed in the 800 meters by winning the event Saturday in 1:57.73. Bee has run 1:57 each of the last two weeks. He also ran on the 4x400m relay that placed fourth in 3:27.20. Senior Joel Flott followed up his work on last night’s “A” distance medley relay squad by winning the 1,000 meters on Saturday with a time of 2:32.82. The Raiders will send squads next weekend to the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory in New York City and the John Covert Classic hosted by Lehigh University. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information

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Austin Strine and Erin Flick both made headlines in this weekend’s meet.

Photo by Sam Stewart

SU, coming off a great performance, will host Gannon this Saturday. The Shippensburg University wrestling team won two of its three matches on Saturday at the 2013 Super Region 1 Duals hosted by Newberry College. SU opened the morning with a 25–18 loss to No. 20 Ouachita Baptist University before rebounding with a 40–3 win over Ohio Valley University and a 20–16 victory over Limestone College. Sophomore Ean Starner, sophomore Neal Grudi and senior Dan Estricher each went 3–0 for the Raiders on Saturday. Grudi and Starner finished the weekend 4–0. The Raiders (10-5) won three of the eight contested bouts against Ouachita Baptist in Saturday’s early-morning opener. Redshirt-freshman Cameron Throckmorton won

9–6 at 133 pounds; Starner notched a 5–1 decision at 149 pounds and Grudi pinned Dexter Carter at 165 pounds early in the second period. Both teams forfeited a weight class in the match (SU–157, OBU–285). SU won nine of the 10 bouts against Ohio Valley, with three coming by forfeit. Of the seven contested bouts, Raider wrestlers achieved bonus points in three of them. Senior Tyler Erdman recorded an 18–2 technical fall at 133 pounds; Grudi tallied a 9–0 major decision at 157 pounds, and junior John Lindquist dialed up a 17–6 major decision at 174 pounds. The Limestone match came down to the wire. With the match at 17–16 entering the heavyweight bout,

Estricher and his opponent Aaron Rowe went into overtime before the SU senior nabbed a takedown en route to a 3–1 sudden victory. Estricher is now 8–1 this season, with three of his wins being sudden victories. Throckmorton and Grudi also recorded major decisions against the Saints. The Raiders have a week before its next match. SU hosts Gannon at 7 p.m. Saturday from Heiges Field House. GU is 2-3 on the year but just came off a big victory against No. 16 Ashland University on Saturday. GU will have a match against Seton Hill before they take on the Raiders. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information


Sports January 29, 2013

The Slate 1-29-13  
The Slate 1-29-13  

The first edition of The Slate for the spring semester.