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WSYC nominated for Best Use of Limited Resources by CMJ Lauren Miscavage

Chief Copy Editor WSYC 88.7 FM, Shippensburg University’s student-run radio station, was recently nominated for Best Use of Limited Resources by the College Music Journal (CMJ) for the recent hard work and dedication that was put toward revamping the station. According to WSYC General Manager Brenden Bekos, music and program director Jess Thumma gets in contact with various promotional companies throughout the U.S. in order to get WSYC’s name out there and receive recognition. “She [Thumma] reports to certain promotional companies in New York City, Los Angeles, Georgia, basically all around the U.S. which is where we get our music,” Bekos said. “She talks to them on a daily basis with charting music such as the top CD that’s going on right now.” Bekos added she also tells the companies about what’s going on. “These are the people that can help influence things that are going on in the station, or they also then decide for certain categories who gets nominated,” Bekos said. “These promotional companies that Jess deals with will vote, and whichever ones they believe that are in the best category, they vote for.” Bekos said the nominees for the CMJ Awards are from all throughout the U.S. and Canada as well, and is the only Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) school nominated. According to the WSYC human resources director, Alex Anstett, “best use of limited resources” is a phrase used to describe how WSYC has had the ability to make the most of what resources it has at its disposal.

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Photo by Brenden Bekos The College Music Journal has nominated WSYC for the award of Best Use of Limited Resources. “It corresponds to the fact that at Shippensburg University, we don’t have the most resources like Penn State would have,” Anstett said. “We do the best with what we can, and I think WSYC is a prime example of that.” Last school year, Bill Schneiderhan, former assistant music director of WSYC was nominated for an award for Music Director of the Year. “We have had recognition for individual efforts in the past, but this is really a great recognition for the whole station. This is all of us winning,” Anstett said. Bekos said if WSYC wins the College Music Journal Award, it is going to put the station “on the map.” “For all the work that we do here, it’s finally nice to be nominated and for others to know that we are here for all the hard work that we do. If we win, I’m crossing my fingers, it’s only going to boost morale and whether if we win or lose, we’re still ecstatic that we’re nominated, and it’s going to keep going up from here with the work we’ve done,” Bekos said. In the past year, WSYC has completely started over in order to get the campus actively involved with the station as well as getting its name out there. WSYC

has already dee-jayed numerous campus events this year and its biggest event so far has been “Up All Night with WSYC” last semester. “Up All Night” was a 24-hour event created by former public relations director Matt Kanzler, to show SU how much WSYC can do. Those who were involved with WSYC had the opportunity to host their shows all night long and give out prizes such as tickets to Bonnaroo, a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert, a Radiohead concert, a Dave Matthews Band concert, plus prizes such as an iPad, iPod, digital camera and much more. In addition to hosting these events, WSYC has done so much more to transform itself into a station that deserves recognition. “We went through and changed our basic production and made all of our automated programming much, much tighter,” Anstett said. “We went on a whole recruiting process to get so many new members, which has especially showed through last semester, because everyone we brought in who did a great job in getting trained and getting on the air, is doing a great job now. Really, we’re letting our people we have

now train incoming deejays, and we restarted our news program, which we hadn’t had for a few years.” He went on to say, “Our sports program goes through and covers all the away games for the football games, which is unheard of. Those guys drive down there on a Saturday morning. I don’t know how they do it.” WSYC has also maintained a relationship with the Luhrs Center while having the ability to interview acts such as the Beach Boys and more, according to Bekos. Reisner Dining Hall has also supported the station by hanging up a big WSYC banner right near the entrance. The leaders of WSYC, Brenden Bekos, Alex Anstett, Jess Thumma and public relations director, Eric Cubbler, will attend the CMJ Awards ceremony in New York City from Oct. 16 to Oct. 20, and the winners will be revealed at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Thumma will also be speaking on a panel called “Do It Yourself” for all sizes at the conference. For more information on the CMJ Awards, go to www.cmj.com

Several power outages across Shippensburg University’s campus this year have affected most residence and dining buildings. In an effort to keep students and faculty up to date, Lance Bryson, associate vice president of Facilities Management and Planning, went over some of the details of the power failures. T h e r e h a v e been both planned and unplanned outages so far this year, Bryson explained, as the construction on campus is still in progress. Planned outages are usually contained to one or two buildings at a time, and often few people even notice them. It is the unplanned failures that disrupt activities and events and often take time and resources to fix. On Saturday, Sept. 22, most buildings across campus lost power for almost a full day, from 6:15 a.m. until almost 8 p.m. According to Bryson, the culprit was a faulty breaker that had to be repaired, so while that was being worked on several backup generators kept the power on in various administrative buildings and the dining halls.

On Sept. 2, students also received an email blast informing them that streetlights across campus and in the parking lots were out. This was due to a damaged power cable operated by Penelec, a local branch of First Energy electric company. Workers had to be called in to find the problem. The problem was the underground power cables w e r e around 40 years old and in need of replacem e n t parts a n d maintenance; this is now in the process of being fixed. In late August, the power was out in several buildings because of elevator construction. Shearer Hall and Wright Hall both had elevators installed; both of these projects have now been completed. More planned outages are likely in the upcoming months, especially in January. Demolition starts on Jan. 13, and areas of campus near Lackhove, Keiffer, and McCune residence halls will be affected; students will be notified when the power will be affected. Other construction projects that may affect the electricity are some roofing jobs coming up as well as any elevator construction that is still in progress.


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SU Students Attend ‘College Day’ NSF-funded program conducts H B first of four workshops enry

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At 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, a host of Shippensburg University students lined up to board a bus to Philadelphia to attend the 26th annual College Day Festival. College Day is a day-long event during which all university students in Pennsylvania carrying valid student IDs become the recipients of giveaway prizes, free entry to many of the museums and historic tours throughout City-Center, Historic Philadelphia and the Ben Franklin Parkway. Campus Philly, the organization hosting the event, was giving discount passes to attending students with valid IDs. These cards allowed the attendees to receive price reductions at participating stores and restaurants throughout the city. This annual event was, and still is, motivated by Campus Philly’s desire to introduce the world of the arts to university students throughout the state and beyond. The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum were among

the main attractions, also partaking in Campus Philly’s College Day event. The Philadelphia Museum of Art pioneered itself to an innovative new spot by hosting a live DJ, nightclub-themed party within its halls on Friday night to herald the opening of a new exhibition for a younger audience. The exhibition is titled, “Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop.” It features many prints made in the Brandywine Workshop that illustrate a range of perspectives on the current social, political, economic and moral issues facing our society. During the evening, a screening of the just debuted motion picture, “50/50” featuring Seth Rogen was presented free of charge to the students attending the event at the Pearl Theater. This showing was the compliment of Summit Entertainment, and the film-producing agency was also accountable for the production of the “Twilight” film series, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “Sinister.” Amidst the frenzy of free admission, parties and film screenings, RedBull and

Philadelphia FM Radio Station 104.5 teamed up to invite a handful of up-andcoming bands and musicians for musical entertainment. For the less musically inspired, there were free golfing lessons proctored by a PGA-certified instructor among a pro BMX demo and other affairs. Campus Philly also placed an art station run by InLiquid Art & Design where rising artists were able to sell their works to those interested in purchasing unique articles of jewelry, sculpture and wall pieces as well. Saturday was an exciting day for students, museum directors, DJ’s and participating organizations alike. Over 300,000 students from the state and the region attended, making this a must on the to-do lists of many for next year. Philadelphia is a great city to visit anytime with its rich culture, cosmopolitan stance and distinct place in our nation’s history as well. It is a city in which one is likely never to become bored even without a major event such as College Day taking place. And with it, students here at SU are quite likely to find that they are pleased with a fresh, urban change of scenery.

A program to support women in science began a four-part workshop series with a recent presentation in Harrisburg. The workshop series is in conjunction with a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Shippensburg University to support women in science. The 11 participants were from Shippensburg University, Millersville University, Dickinson College and Franklin and Marshall College.  The Sept. 21 workshop at Dixon University Center is part of the Objective Analysis of Self and Institution Seminar (OASIS). The workshop, facilitated by Beth Tracy of Beth Tracy Consulting was “Understand and Cultivate Your Style in Working with and Leading Others.” The workshop developed skills and awareness of different leadership styles, and in dealing with those whose styles differ from your own.       OASIS is sponsored by the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math-University Partnership for the

of funds for SUTV. The funds will be used for them to attend the local Emmy awards ceremony. Scott’s final motion was on the additional allocation of funds to the Activities Program Board. The motion is intended to help improve the student activities at SU. The vice president of Student Senate, Jean Martinez, had two motions passed unanimously at the meeting. The first was the approval of recognition of the Red Sea, a group of SU students who attend and cheer on many of the SU athletic teams. The second motion that was passed was the merging of PRSSA and SUPR. The merger took place on

the basis that the organizations are striving for the same purpose. Sen. Dylan Bensinger, who represents the Food Service Committee, addressed several issues. “We addressed service at Grill Nation, which we hope will be improving,” Bensinger said. “We checked on the progression, and Papa John’s is going very well. As well as possible marketing techniques for Freshens to better introduce Freshens to freshmen who do not know it exists.” Sen. Sarah Maize said, “Librarians are looking for more student input on problems that we may have, or if things are difficult to find in the library or on [its] website. So if anybody has

Ethan Goldbach also had an issue to address. “Dr. [Johnson] Coyle, who has served as the Director of Health Services for 10 years now — his contract will be ending in January,” Goldbach said. “We will not be renewing Dr. Coyle’s contract. Instead, when the next semester begins, we will have a new doctor —Dr. Peterson– [who] will be the Photo by Sam Stewart new director of Health Services for our university.” The Red Sea was awarded Outstanding Member of the The Student Senate will Month by the Student Senate. have its next meeting on any ideas, you can contact ing the Outstanding Mem- Oct. 9, in CUB 119. All me about that, and I will let ber of the Month. meetings are open to the them know.” The Senate recognized public and students are enNear the conclusion of the the group’s dedication to- couraged to attend. meeting, the Red Sea was ward school spirit and the awarded a certificate by the organization as a whole. Student Association for be- Student Senate President

Advancement of Academic Women in Pennsylvania (STEM-UP PA), which is funded by the NSF. The NSF ADVANCE program seeks to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers, enhancing diversity of the science and engineering workforce. Grant partners include Shippensburg University, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Elizabethtown College and the Innovation Transfer Network. According to Dr. Kate G. McGivney, professor of mathematics at Shippensburg, “We’re excited about welcoming the first cohort of female mid-career STEM faculty to the OASIS leadership and advancement professional development program which will run in Harrisburg through December.   We are fortunate to be working with Beth Tracy who has pioneered and developed the OASIS program at Rutgers.    “This program is a great way to support women and to provide them with leadership skills so that they

not only remain in STEM fields but that they continue to seek out leadership roles at their universities and within their professional organizations. Additionally, the program includes a peer-mentoring component which will provide the cohort with a strong network of STEM faculty from throughout the Central Pennsylvania region. Thanks to the NSF grant, programming will be available for additional cohorts in the coming years. “   Future workshop topics include “Negotiate Effectively in Work and Life: Concepts and Skills,” “Being Heard Clearly at the Leadership Table and Beyond” and “Creating Balance and Integrating Work and Life.” A potential fifth workshop on conflict resolution may be added.   For more information visit the STEM-UP PA website at www.stemuppa. org. -Courtesy of Shippensburg University

Student senate holds second meeting of the school year Tyler Fuller Staff Writer

On Sept. 27, the Shippensburg University Student Senate held its second meeting of the school year. The majority of the meeting was directed toward the various committee reports. The treasurer of the Student Senate, Isabel Scott, had several motions addressed regarding the budget and finance committee. The Senate agreed unanimously on the additional allocation of funds to the women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team. This would allow the team to compete in the fall tournaments. The Senate also approved the additional allocation


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Police Logs THEFT On Thursday, Sept. 20, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Chelsea Shaup of McLean Hall came to the university police department to report that her purse had been stolen. Shaup had called the university police earlier in the day to report that her purse had been lost or stolen and was advised to check with the residence hall staff to see if it had been turned in at the building. She learned that the custodial staff in the residence hall had found her purse in a trash can in the third floor men’s restroom. Shaup told the officer that she had left the purse sitting on a bench outside of McLean Hall on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, while she was outside of the building for a short period of time. She re-entered the building, but left the purse sitting on the bench and when she returned to retrieve it she found that the purse was missing. Shaup checked the contents of the purse after it was recovered and found that $26 in cash was the only thing missing. The incident remains under investigation at this time. UNDERAGE DRINKING On Thursday, Sept. 20, at approximately 10:37 p.m., a university police officer was on routine patrol in the area of the Queen Street parking lot when he observed a female walking in the area. The officer observed that the female was staggering and stumbling, and observed her nearly fall as she walked. The officer approached and stopped the female and found that she was intoxicated. The female was identified as Samantha Meyers, 18, of Seavers Apartments. Meyers showed obvious signs of intoxication and did submit to a portable breath test which did show positive results for the presence of alcohol in her system. Meyers was transported to the university police station where she was processed and issued a citation for underage drinking. She was then escorted back to her residence and released. UNDERAGE DRINKING On Friday, Sept. 21, at approximately 1:37 a.m., a university police officer was on routine patrol in the area of Lancaster Drive when he observed a male inside the fenced in area of the private residence located to the north of Lancaster Drive. As the officer observed the male, he saw him walk into the fence several times. The officer approached the male and found that he was intoxicated, and was using the fence to hold himself up. As the officer was escorting the male to the patrol vehicle, the male attempted to flee. The male was taken into custody at that time and was transported to the university police department. The male in question was identified as Jeffrey Len Bailey, 19, of Mowrey Hall. Bailey was issued a citation for underage drinking and after processing he was transported to his residence hall where he was released. UNDERAGE DRINKING On Friday, Sept. 21, at approximately 10:56 p.m., a university police officer was on routine patrol on York Drive in the area of the new residence hall construction when they observed a male walking on the sidewalk. While watching the male, the officer observed him bouncing off of the fence several times, and observed that he appeared to be intoxicated. The officer approached the male who was identified as Trent C. Bond, 20, of Carlisle. Bond showed obvious signs of intoxication, admitted to consuming alcohol and was given a portable breath test which showed positive results for the presence of alcohol in his system. Bond was issued a citation for underage drinking and was then escorted to his residence at Creekside Apartments where he was released. UNDERAGE DRINKING On Friday, Sept. 21, at approximately 11:36 p.m., the university police were dispatched to the third floor of Kieffer Hall to assist the residence hall staff with an intoxicated female student. Officers arrived and identified the female in question as Kelsey R. Rousseau, 18, of Kieffer Hall. Rousseau showed obvious signs of intoxication, was found to have alcohol in the room, and a portable breath test did show positive results for the presence of alcohol in her system. Rousseau was issued a citation for underage drinking and was then released back to her residence hall room.

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Does a student get refunded when he or she withdraws from the university? This is Part 1 of a series of information from the Financial Aid Office. For more information, go to www.ship.edu/ finaid or call 717-4771131. When a student withdraws from the University two adjustments can occur. Earned financial aid is determined and the amount of tuition, fees and room and board is prorated based on the time the student attended. Financial aid is not governed by the same rules that govern the amount of charges. The charges are governed by PASSHE while the federal financial aid return policy is dictated by the

federal government. With federal financial aid, a student earns a certain percentage of his or her federal aid for each day of the term he or she is enrolled. Here is an example: Student A has $5,748 in federal aid (loans and grants) for the term. The student withdraws on Sept. 10 of the fall term. The term is 105 days long and the student has completed 15 days of the term, or 14.3 percent of the term. The student has “earned” 14.3 percent of his or her aid, and the school can keep 14.3 percent of the $5,748 or $822 to apply to any charges the student incurred. A financial aid student

who withdrew on Sept. 10 would be charged 40 percent of tuition, fees, room and board, per PASSHE policy. The institution must return $4,926 of the loans and grants to the government since the student has not “earned” it, and can retain only the $822 to apply to the charges. However, once the student has completed 60 percent of the term, no aid has to be returned. Once the 60 percent point is reached in the term, then 100 percent of the federal aid can be used for the term. -Courtesy of the Financial Aid Office


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Here Comes Honey No-No Samantha Noviello Opinion Editor

Here comes Honey No-No sounds about right to me. TLC Network’s show “Here Comes Honey BooBoo,” is a joke. Alana, which is Honey Boo-Boo’s birth name, is a 7-year-old pagent girl from Georgia. She was on the televesion show “Toddlers in Tiaras” and stood out so much the network sponsered her own show. That was their first mistake. Alana’s family is just about as white-trash as you could possibly get; giving a bad name to the white famlies whom actually live normally in the state of Georgia. This television show was the worst thing to be placed on television in a long time. Why would a network support her and her family showing off their dirty and vile habits of living and acting on television? We are supporting her, which is the next big problem. Not only does the family gross me out to watch, but the things they say are just as bad. June or “Mama” is about as disgusting as you can get in my opinion. She teaches her children that it is funny to go to the

“Department store” or in reality, the dupster, to look for clothing and other suplies. Mama is an obese woman and is letting her children think it is OK for them to be overweight also. “Chubbs” or Jessica, told us all that her goal is to gain 70 pounds over the summer. She thinks this is OK because her mother supports this. What 15-year-old girl would want to gain 70 pounds? This is all sick to me. The family washes their hair in the sink, they dumpster dive, have no table manners or any manners for that matter and they are being supported on television. “Here Comes Honey BooBoo” is one of those shows that you hate and do not want to watch, but for some reason when it is on you cannot look away. I know that I and my roommates are intrigued with how people could actually live, talk and act like Alana’s family does — and be supported and considered a celebrity. Their family makes fools out of themselves in public and they just do not care. I respect the fact that they do not care what people think about them, and hey, if you are getting paid to think like that, more

power to you, but this is a little out of hand. Alana’s family consists of her mother and her three daughters. “Sugar Bear” or Mike Thompson, is only Alana’s father and he is not married to Mama. Not that I have a problem with this, but it just ads to the image of a white trash family living in Georgia with three daughters of all different fathers. I have no problem with this, but Sugar Bear is just as repulsive to me as the others. We support this kind of thing in our world for entertaiment purposes. And I find that horrible. Since when was watching a funny show on Comedy Central or a crime show like NCIS not enough for us? We have resorted to supporting and sponsoring people like Alana’s family to provide us with entertainment, when we should not be condoning the kind of behavior the family has. Sure there are times when we laugh at the show, but is that really because it is funny, or because it is just unreal to be watching. All I know is that something like this is a waste of time to watch and it is killing our brain cells. The only thing I can take positively out of “Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo” is that I am now more grateful for my appearence, mind, family and good hygiene. As Honey Boo-Boo says, “you better recognize,” that we’re supporting something that is what I like to call a form of child abuse. Letting your children become obese with poor hygiene is no way to get yourself on television. But in this society, I guess that is what it takes sometimes.

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Corporal punishment

not OK for students Ana Guenther

Asst. Opinion Editor It has been called the swat heard ‘round the world and the echo is still reverberating. Taylor Santos is an average 15-year-old girl who attends a high school just outside of Fort Worth, Texas. She is a cross-country star who does well in school and, like any other teenager, runs into trouble sometimes. After allowing one of her fellow classmates to copy her homework in school, Santos was sent to the vice principal’s office for reprimanding. Vice Principal Kirt Shaw definitely left a mark on this minor. The punishment at first for copying was two days in school suspension which Santos allegedly had a problem with. So, rather than take the second day of suspension, Shaw gave Santos somewhat of a plea bargain. According to Shaw, it would be OK if the second day of suspension was replaced with a spanking. Leave it to Texas to still allow corporal punishment in school districts throughout the state. Let us have a round of applause for the Lone Star state everyone. Santos agreed to the spanking and school officials contacted Santos’ mother Anna Jorgensen, to ask for permission. Jorgensen gave it.

Shaw took a wooden paddle and struck Santos numerous times across her bare rear with a female staff member present. Now, Jorgenson is outraged because of blisters and red marks that were left on her daughter’s rear end. After deliberating with her 15-year-old after the fact, the two came to the conclusion that the spanking was probably a bad idea. Really? Is anyone else stunned? Although corporal punishment may be legal in Texas, in the event that a student needed reprimanding, the punishment must be done by the same sex. A female teacher would hit a female student and a male teacher would hit a male student. In this case, that is not what happened and I do not feel that it was fair. The good news is that the school district has been arguing the practice of corporal punishment in schools. However, the bad news is that the school district voted to keep the punishment and a change to the punishment policy. Drum roll please. The school district now allows for co-ed spankings. So now, a male staff member can strike a female student and vice versa. What is happening to this country? Why is this still allowed? At times I feel it is wrong for parents to strike their children but to allow

for school officials is just wrong, especially with all of things a wooden paddle? Is that really necessary? What really gets me is that Santos was not the only girl to be paddled by Shaw. School board members who are supposed to act in the best interest of the students are doing the exact opposite. Corporal punishment is also legal in 18 other states across the country. Why? What benefit are students learning from this? Does anyone else think this could cause backlash in a different direction? Male students could suddenly create the idea in their minds that if their male teachers are allowed to hit girls to teach them a lesson, then they should be able to have that right too? For that matter, why do male teachers who live in these states where this form of punishment is legal not have a problem striking a girl? There is something wrong in this equation and I think that this is something that should not be addressed on the state level but rather the federal one. I will not send my children to schools where corporal punishment is allowed. It is degrading, embarrassing and controlling. Good job, Texas. You really know how to show that Southern hospitality.


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Living in the moment keeps people happy NICK FINIO

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What Grinds My Gears: Your Mind NICK SENTMAN

Asst. Sports Editor You know what grinds my gears, your mind. We all have those moments whether we are awake or asleep and our mind talks to us. Our inner self is just processing thoughts. Some we cannot and should not say out loud. It bothers me, just because we cannot control it and have no idea what will happen next. It is like a puppy. No matter how many times we tell it to stay or teach it to go potty outside it just does not listen. Well no matter how many times we subconsciously tell ourselves not to think of something what does it do, it brings those thoughts back. I mean it gets on my nerves sitting in class and having a million thoughts run through my mind. I feel this is what really distracts students. This is why the Chinese are ahead of us. They do not have conscience’s they have Confucius. Memories, thoughts, images, fantasies, all these things constantly distract us from daily life. Sometimes we enjoy it, if

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you know what I mean, and other times we just want to get away from ourselves. The mind is a powerful thing. It gives our reality a break. For some people that is how they get by each day, for others it is just a mini vacation. I enjoy thinking scenarios in my head both good and bad. I wish the little angel and devil would come out on my shoulders like they do in cartoons. It would make us seem a little less insane knowing we are not just talking to ourselves. When you think of all the great psychiatrists who have specialized in psychoanalysis our minds are pretty messed up. Yeah, Sigmund Freud had many reasons about how our minds work, but no one will ever truly understand them. I do not like the regret that can fill our minds. We back track our days at night and think about what we should or should not have done. Our mind never lets us forget certain things. Maybe that cookie we missed out on at lunch we forget, but not the pretty

girl who was selling that cookie. If we do not talk to her then our mind fills us with what ifs. That is what I hate. I wish we could filter our thoughts ourselves. I like weighing options in my mind. I like the occasional “I wish I was Batman” moments, but I hate the “what ifs” that plague us. Sometimes we eventually forget, yet other times we never move on. It is interesting to say the least. Sometimes it is nice to have these thoughts so that at least somewhere we are living the life we want to live. I am not saying I hate life, but what I am saying is I hate being reminded of the mistakes I made in life. The chances I missed out on, or the things I should have said to people when I had the opportunity. Some day I will look back at this and think of what or who I was thinking about that made me write this. Some day I will wonder what I thought about that very night. For now, I just want to think about what lies ahead in my thoughts and my mind.

We have all heard it before and will hear it again. The phrase, “live in the present moment” has spread across our generation like a wildfire. The media hones this experience by presenting it through different aspects of advertising and publicity. Nicki Minaj’s hit single “Moment for Life” actually serves as Pepsi’s global domination commercial by expressing the genuine desire to live in the present moment. It also focuses on what is happening right now, rather than what has happened or what will happen. Being an avid believer in “present living,” I notice that, within others and me, many people are stressed and preoccupied with what has happened or will happen to them in the future. It is sort of funny to think that one experience can hold someone back from what they are doing for more than even one minute of the day, let alone weeks or months on end. The nature of living in the present moment really depends on how well one is connected with themselves and how well they can understand legitimate consciousness.

ply through concentrating almost all of my energy on the past. For example, I lost my cell phone back in high school because I left it at a park while I was visiting the beach. Little did I know that someone would eventually get it back to me, nearly three days later. I kept arguing and complaining with myself, getting aggravated every step I took.

Time is hands down the most expensive accessory anyone can give you, but we need to realize that wasting any time on things that are out of our control is useless.

I was trying to figure out in my head what went wrong and how I could have possibly left it sitting there and just walked away. In those three days, nothing else mattered to me. Friends, having fun on the beach, eating out with my family or even talking to new people on the boardwalk — nothing had a positive effect on me. I was utterly at a loss of words and spent the entire It is sort of funny time thinking and not carto think that one ing about anything else. experience can hold I managed to realize that, in the end, nothing resomeone back from what they are doing ally changed. I still had everything for more than even else. one minute of the I was still healthy, I did day, let alone weeks not feel sick and the only thing holding me back from or months on end. having a good time with the people I cared about was the simple notion that I should feel aggravated over I personally have experi- something that was out enced the loss of time sim- of my control. The phone

was missing, that is obvious. But the shear amount of time wasted worrying about the past was absolutely ridiculous. People go through breakups, lose friends and endure terrible experiences, but the time they spend thinking and replaying images and memories in their heads — whether those images be bad or good — is almost sad in a sense. They waste precious time by not living life and enjoying what is right in front of them. Living in the present moment means allowing experiences to come and go as they please. Not concentrating on one person, idea, belief or happening that has already happened will be the best thing you have ever done for yourself. Time is hands down the most expensive accessory anyone can give you, but we need to realize that wasting any time on things that are out of our control is useless. Therefore, live in the present moment. Do not be afraid to have experiences and enjoy spending time with friends and family. Sure, losses will happen and bad things will come up, but the only real pain that stays is the thought processes you put into that pain. Letting experiences stick with you is one thing, but dwelling on past mistakes is another. Make this life worth living by knowing the difference and I guarantee you will feel much happier and accepting of new experiences in no time. This is, of course, just my two cents on how I view living. I just feel others should know how easy it is to actually live without bad experiences holding us back from doing what makes us happy.


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“The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway, by Blessed Mother Teresa’s Prayer On Tuesday, Sep. 25, I was in a car accident. Of course it was early in the morning and having a car accident is not what people want in general, especially not first thing in the morning. I was turning and did not see the car that was going straight. I ended up hitting his car. Luckily, neither of us ended up being injured. There was a slight dent in his car but for the most part his car was fine. It was my first accident and I was a complete mess. I jumped out of my car, freaking out because I realized I just caused an accident. I never believed what I heard about car accidents happening in the blink of

an eye. All I remember is looking to make sure I was good to go and then the air bag was in my face. He responded very calmly and said he would call 911 for assistance. If the situation was reversed, I highly doubt I would be as kind or patient. As we were waiting for the police officer to arrive, he mentioned he was headed to campus early for his PT test. I felt horrible because he was going to miss this test he said he was prepared for. Most people would be yelling and cursing if they were just hit. The goodness he did today will not be forgotten. I was in tears most of the time standing on the corner of Earl and King Streets when talking to the police officer and with the student whose car I hit. This student kept saying we are both fine which is most important and cars can be fixed up or replaced.

I hope he realizes that the goodness he showed was beyond appreciated. Shaun, if you are reading this, doing good really does go far. You made a difficult morning much easier because of your wonderful behavior and only acting in the kindest way. I know this is for a Pay it Forward movement but I would like to show you a big thank you by doing something kind for you. If you are up for it, how about a free pizza? I can never fully thank you enough for this morning. You seem like a really great person for handling everything in a great manner. Maybe Shaun’s behavior will remind us to do good things in any situation no matter when or where. Never know where it will end up. See us on Facebook: Pay it Forward ShipU.

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Homecoming 2012 Schedule Thursday, October 4: 9 p.m. Lip Sync Contest Memorial Auditorium

Friday, October 5:

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. SU Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon, Tuscarora Room, Reisner Dining Hall 3 to 4 p.m. Fourth Annual SU Homecoming Service Project, King’s Kettle Food Pantry, 30 N. Fayette St.

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The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Thrift Store offers a variety of unique items.

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The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Thrift Store is the ideal store for any college student – a place to buy a variety of things for cheap while doing some good for the community. The CVAS Thrift Store is located on the corner of King and Earl Streets, within walking distance of campus. It is one of two stores used to support the animal shelter that provides a home for abandoned dogs and cats in Cumberland Valley. When you first enter the CVAS Thrift Store, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of stuff. Everywhere you look there seems to be something on a shelf or stacked on the floor. Although there seems to be a lot, there is always variety. The store offer everything from clothes, movies, furniture, home decor and

knick-knacks. Anything else your heart could desire is all within a poor college student’s budget. Roommates break your favorite mug? No problem. There are rows of unique mugs and glasses in the store’s home goods area. Needing something for that theme party you are attending this weekend? Check out the store’s multiple clothing racks for something special. The catch with so much stuff is that things begin to feel cluttered and it becomes hard to focus. The store has a bland feeling at times, lacking any decorations or color on the walls. It can create a cold atmosphere while trying to shop. The employees, however, make up for the lack of warmth by always being welcoming from the time you enter until you leave. They are willing to help you find whatever you need. If you need a Halloween costume or furniture for your apartment, you can

feel good about spending your money at the CVAS store. The money you spend goes straight to the care of the animals at the shelter, providing them with food and a safe place to stay until they find someone to adopt them. They have photos posted around the store of some of the dogs and cats at the shelter you help with your purchase. Everything in the store is in good shape, plus it is more convenient than a trip to Walmart. They accept donations daily so you can bring stuff you do not want anymore and give it to a good cause. So if you are looking for somewhere to go in Shippensburg that has a variety of items but at cheap, college-budget prices, then you should definitely check out the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Thrift Store on King Street. It is a great place to get some stuff and feel awesome for buying it.

6 to 10 p.m. Downtown SHIP Party (Raider Bus Runs from 7 to 11 p.m.) 7 p.m. Homecoming Spirit Rally, Heiges Field House

Saturday October 6:

9 a.m. 33rd Annual SU Army ROTC 10k Run, Heiges Field House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SU Tailgate, behind Seth Grove Stadium 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. SU Marching Band Alumni Homecoming 2012: Celebrating William “Bill” Dean, Tuscarora Room, Reisner Dining Hall 1 to 4 p.m. SU Football Game “RED OUT” Free SU T-shirt at stadium entrance, Seth Grove Stadium 4 to 6 p.m. 5th Quarter, CUB 6 to 8 p.m. SHAPE/ Art Gallery Reception, SHAPE Gallery, 20 W. King St.


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SU students have resources for academic help Anna Seils

Asst. Ship Life Editor Shippensburg University offers many student resources to achieve academic goals. With midterms just around the corner and bad grades plaguing D2L accounts, it is time for students to pull themselves together and get the grades they want. There are a multitude of programs that SU offers that are tailored to individual student needs such as Academic Support for Student Athletes, the Learning center and resources from the Lehman Library, all which can be found on the SU website. The Office of Academic Support Services for Student Athletes is dedicated to the success of SU’s athletes by offering programs to keep them on track to graduate. Since student athletes spend the majority of their time outside the classroom, it is essential for them to get the help they need so their grades do not suffer. Through this office, support programs such as monitoring academic prog-

ress, academic advising and counseling help athletes achieve goals in the game and in the classroom. For more information on the Office of Academic Support Services for Student Athletes, contact maknouse@ship.edu. The Learning Center is one of the busiest programs at SU and offers individual tutoring sessions for free. Tutors at the Learning Center are students who are qualified to help with any class in their area of expertise. The hours to schedule tutor sessions are very flexible, and students can schedule as many sessions as they need. The Learning Center also provides many different workshops online or in groups to students that cover focuses such as writing and study habits. The Academic Improvment Plan is affiliated with the Learning Center and provides help for students on academic probation through the Learning Center. To find out more about the Learning Center contact Learning@ship.edu or call 717-477-1420. The Ezra Lehman Library offers almost every-

thing in terms of academic resources to help students help themselves. Databases, format guides, online articles and journals, and of course, print material are all there to propel students towards success. The library provides laptops and access to the computer lab as well as specialists who can help with any technical difficulties students may have. There is also an enormous supply of research material provided online through different topic venues such as guides and online books. The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to midnight on Sunday so there are plenty of opportunities to do the research to get good grades. While failing may be scary, it is not a permanent situation. SU provides many options for students who need extra help to be successful, and with these available resources, it makes doing the work have a better chance of paying off.

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Fidgeting can burn about 350 calories a day.

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Raider Runaway: A look at SU fashion

Name: Kaye- ani DePaolo Major: Social Work Year: Senior Inspiration for outfit: Dressy yet comfy, this paisley printed dress brightens up a rainy day.

Names: Natalie Kunce and Hanna Kunce Majors: Public Administraion and Art Years: Senior and Junior Inspiration for outfit: Comfort was essential for these sisters when dressing for the weather.

Name: Alyssa Monaghan Major: Biology Year: Freshman Inspiration for outfit: Rainy weather was the inspiration for this trendy outfit.

Recipe of the Week

5 pounds chicken wings 2 cups brown sugar 1 cup French’s yellow mustard 4 tablespoons soy sauce

Easy crock pot wings

Cut each wing into 3 pieces - throw away the tip. Brown in skillet until golden brown and put in slow cooker, turn on low heat. Mix brown sugar, mustard and soy sauce in saucepan and heat until it becomes liquid. Pour over the wings and cook 6 to 8 hours on low.

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A&E Editor Wynonna Judd, former half of country music duo The Judds, performed at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center Thursday night. Taking the stage in a black, sequined pantsuit,

fire-red-haired Wynonna soon started her performance with older material, including “Tell Me Why,” and “Why Not Me?” The crowd reacted positively. After just a few minutes it was evident that the audience was made up of a mix of die-hard fans and a new generation of fans. After a few songs, Wynon-

na took a few minutes to speak to the audience — which continued periodically throughout the night Her candid, honest conversations with the crowd served as a refreshing gateway into the next song. Her talks included personal details of her life. “Country music saved us. My mom and I went from

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welfare to millionaire almost overnight,” she said. She also discussed being stuck between her liberal sister (actress/humanitarian Ashley Judd) and her conservative mother, Naomi, the pain of raising two teenagers and learning to play the harmonica in what she called “Naomi Judd’s Correctional Facility.” She shed light on the country music industry, specifically sharing a dressing room with Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. “There wasn’t a lot of space in that room, attitude-wise,” she joked. She continued to praise the women of the country music industry by covering “Til I Get It Right,” by her “shero” Tammy Wynette. Perhaps the most poignant moment of the evening is when she shared details of her husband, former Highway 101 drummer photo by Alexa Bryant Cactus Moser’s near-fatal motorcycle injury, which rethe H. Ric Luhrs sulted in him losing his leg

and almost his hand. “I’m wearing his wedding band right now because he can’t” she explained. A veteran to the music industry, it is no surprise her performance was topnotch. She held a strong stage presence. Her voice is dynamic, strong and naturally loud. Her vocals were complemented by pelvic thrusts, clapping and almost throughout the whole performance a smile. Wynonna started performing professionally with her mother when she was 18 years old. She entered adulthood unconventionally, on a tour bus. “Try being on a tour bus with your mother for 10 years — I ain’t afraid of nothin’!” The last part of the performance was upbeat. Audiences members shouted out requests to which Wynonna responded “go download it.” After a standing ovation to what appeared to be her last song, Wynonna re-

turned to the stage asking if the audience wanted more to which they replied with a hearty “Yes!” She performed two more songs, including a sing-along style performance of The Judds hit “Grandpa Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days,” and a cover of Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is.” After two standing ovations, Wynonna left the stage for the night. Her time in Shippensburg was not quite over. Wynonna conducts a “Tweet your seat” contest via her Twitter page, in which lucky winners win a meet-andgreet with her. Wynonna’s journey has been a rocky one, but she credits that to the inspiration and passion behind her music. “When you suit up and show up miracles happen. I’ve had every reason to quit. But when you find yourself in hell, keep walking.”

Luhrs to host Christopher Cross and the Little River Band Charles Mitchell Staff Writer

The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center will feature Christopher Cross and the Little River Band, on Oct. 6, 2012, at 8 p.m. This will be Cross’ first time here on campus and will be performing some of his early 80s hits that won him five Grammy’s in one year. “Sailing” and “When I thin k of “Laura” and “Theme to Arthur,” are just some of the hits Cross has produced. Cross dominated the adult contemporary charts during the 80s. His debut album with the lead single “Ride like the Wind,” was a massive hit that was followed by his huge hit “Sailing” that made him a household

name. Quickly after he received a Grammy for Best New Artist, he won an Academy Award for “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” the following year. Currently, Cross has eight studio albums under his belt. Some of Cross’ other achievements consist of his writing and producing the music of the 1984 Summer Olympics, “A chance for Heaven.” Les Miserables star Frances Ruffelle, and Cross recorded “I Will (Take You Forever)” and it is noted in his bio that his music is still a part of the charts in Japan. Cross continues to record and perform, averaging about 100 live shows a year. The Little River

Band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975 and has been rocking ever since. The Little River Band, after many ups and downs, was soon widely known as one of the best vocal bands of the 70s… and the 80s. With hits like, “It’s A Long Way There,” “Help Is on Its Way,” “Happy Anniversary,” “Reminiscing,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” and “The Other Guy,” it is clear that the band would have many fans and would last. Some of the original faces have changed but the memories of the Bands history still remains. Tickets for this performance are on sale right now at the Luhrs ticket office.

Christopher Cross The Little River Band Grammy-award winner 1981: Record of the Year Album of the Year Song of the Year Best New Artist Best Arrangement

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Gordon Baker-Bone creates laughs through controversy Charles Mitchell Staff Writer

Baker-Bone gave a laugh-out-loud performance at

On Friday, Sept. 28, Gordon Baker-Bone and his sidekicks entertained the crowd as they brought their odd comedy to the Red Zone in the CUB. Baker-Bone, a new up-and-coming comic from Newark, N.J. has performed all over the country and is now doing a college tour with his comic entourage. The night was filled with laughs as the opening acts were careful and ready for anything as they started the show accomplishing what they set out to do; make people laugh. The show started out slow as the crowd was uneasy. The two opening comics, Justin Flanagan and Brett Druck, both from New Jerphoto by Charles Mitchell sey, found it hard to keep the audience on track. the The Red Zone. The comics started with topics that were very con-

Get involved withWSYC Katherine Kosinuk Staff Writer

Interested in music, news or having a lot of fun? Then WSYC is the group for you. WSYC is Shippensburg University’s radio station, providing students with an avenue to display talents in broadcasting. Offering music, news and sports news, there is something for everyone to get involved with. There are even opportunities for students to create their own radio programs about various topics for the campus to enjoy. Whether you enjoy

indie artists, the latest in pop or just some of the classics from a different era, you can develop and host a show. However, it is not just the college community that gets to enjoy your work. The world can listen to the SU station because it is offered online and through a WSYC app for iPhone and Android. “We are constantly in the Shippensburg community raising awareness about it,” news director James Holliday said. “We can offer training in audio editing. We can give you real world experience in creating news sto-

ries.” Students involved in WSYC can also record and edit interviews they conduct. They can talk to students or interview visiting acts that come to perform at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on campus. Sports Director Matt Atwell said, “WSYC is the only student media that covers away games. We do a great job. I want the kids that go on the air to have their voices heard.” If you are interested in joining WSYC or just tuning in for a listen, visit http:// clubs.ship.edu/WSYC/ to learn more.

troversial, yet witty. Race seemed to be the theme of the night, making some offended enough to leave the Red Zone and most to laugh so hard they could barely contain themselves. As the show continued, many noticed that the comedians were bringing a message of race and uncomfortable issues about family, roommates, drinking and sex in order to show that there is humor in everything if you are willing to see it. Baker-Bone continued talking about controversial issues of masturbation, rape and the stereotypes of race while onstage. These subjects created some uneasy reactions throughout the audience, but most welcomed his version of comedy after the slow start of the two opening acts. Baker-Bone, in a personal interview before the

show, was quick to mention his accomplishments as a writer for the MTV show “Yo Momma.“ Contestants from different parts of the country came together to give their best “Yo Momma” jokes for prizes and notoriety. “When I first started writing for this comic on the show, I didn’t take it too seriously,” Baker-Bone said. “Then when the jokes I wrote got us to the finals of the competition, I started to take it serious and wanted to win.” Bone contributes his comedy to every day occurrences and to the admiration of some very popular comics like Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor. As the night continued, Baker-Bone won over the crowd with his charisma, big smile and interaction. Some may have been offended, but everyone found something to laugh about.

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Hip-Hop Happenings Give Me My Flowers While I can still Smell Them Britton Kosier

Staff Columnist Flashback to 2007 in Southern California: Exile, a highly-respected underground producer, and Blu, a hype man for a few acts that included Exile’s group, Emanon, decided to collaborate for a studio album that would end up captivating hip-hop fans like they could have never imagined. Blu and Exile’s “Below the Heavens,” would turn out to be a critically-acclaimed underground classic. Exile, known for his melodic use of samples, produced the entire album to prove that two artists coming together to make a complete project will result in the creation of the best music possible. Fast forward to late 2011; fans get word of a Dec. 16 release of a new Blu and Exile project, just to find out it was getting pushed back due to dissatisfaction with the audio quality on the album. Now five years removed from “Below the Heavens,” September 2012 marked the month for the highlyanticipated re-release of the second project from Blu and Exile, “Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them.” With dozens of metaphors of things that go together running through

Blu (left), Exile (right)

my head, I’ll save you the peanut butter and jelly and just say, Blu’s smooth demeanor and effortless lyricism is tailored for Exile’s soulful arrangements of scratches and samples. Blu grew up with a father who introduced him to “gangsta” rap and a stepfather who was a pastor. Similar to his perspective on “Below the Heavens,” on “Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them,” Blu continues to question the listener about what they believe in and if they believe what they think they believe in. Blu has faith, but Blu is not afraid to question his faith and relates that with his fans that have had doubts in their lives. He does it in a way that helps you understand yourself and your beliefs better by making you think about them, not telling you what to think about them. Blu challenges his own actions and beliefs in life with the line, “But my God said choose/I choose you, who do you choose? /I hope it ain’t me, cause I’m just an emcee.” A lot of people will try to compare the two albums but I believe that to be foolish. “Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them,” is an instant classic like, and a perfect continuation to its predecessor “Below the Heavens.”


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ville with nine receptions for 125 yards and a touchAsst. Sports Editor down. The way things seem to look Baskerville should The Shippensburg Uni- have a big day as always. versity football team looks to extend its undefeated Jake Metz record heading into homecoming weekend. With a Metz is going to provide matchup against visiting a huge boost on defense. LIU Post, SU will look for Over his last three games its first victory against the Metz has recorded a total of Pioneers since 2008. Two five sacks and an intercepplayers to be on the look- tion. Metz is a key weapon out for this weekend will be for SU, with 26 total tacksenior wide receiver Jacob les and two forced fumbles. Baskerville and senior de- Keeping Pioneer quarterfensive end Jake Metz. SU back Steven Laurino in will have to be on top of its the pocket is huge. Laurino game on both sides of the likes to run, and will not ball, and these two look to be afraid to scramble for a have big games. touchdown- having six on

Jacob Baskerville Baskerville has put up solid numbers this season. Scoring in all five of SU’s games, Baskerville is a consistent target. With a season high seven receptions last game against Lock Haven University you would have to think Baskerville will get targeted more often. In this high-scoring pass-offense, wide outs are going to get in a lot of work. The Pioneers gave up a season high 347 passing yards to Edinboro last Saturday, which is not good when SU is averaging over 300 yards per game. Baskerville, who averages a little over 88 yards per game, should see a spike in performance Saturday. Look to see Basker-

the season. Metz needs to lead the defensive charge to keep Laurino in check. If Metz can carry his consistent numbers into Saturday’s game, look for an SU victory. Look to see Metz racking up at least two sacks for a loss of nine yards and forcing a fumble. Also, he should have at least five tackles and prove to be a strong force on the outside. If Metz can stop the Pioneers run game on the edge then SU’s defense should be able to contain Laurino. SU will look for big games from these two if they want to stay undefeated. Baskerville and Metz should be two cornerstones for SU as they try to make some noise on Homecoming.

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Nick Sentman Asst. Sports Editor Most people think of golf as a boring sport, a sport that old men and uppity rich kids play, yet golf is more than that. This weekend when the Ryder Cup came to the United States, golf meant patriotism. Chants of “USA, USA” could be heard from the crowds as onlookers hoped to see the European invaders leave empty handed. Yet, in what was probably the most exciting Ryder Cup since 1999 when the U.S. staged a huge comeback victory, so too, did Europe on Sunday. The U.S. came into the final round with a 10-6 lead looking to easily finish off Europe with the first five matches, but everything fell apart. It all came down to Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods to help the U.S. win. Instead, Europe sealed the deal when Martin Kaymer sunk a clutch putt to beat Stricker and bring home the trophy for the Europeans. So after this historic Ryder Cup the question remains, will this be remembered as a memorable comeback or a historic collapse? The Hot Corner debates the ending to a crazy weekend in golf.

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I hate when the U.S. loses in anything. I am an American and I bleed red, white and blue, regardless of what the doctors say. This Ryder Cup made me sick, because the U.S. had this trophy gift-wrapped. The Europeans did not make a comeback; we simply blew it. I understand why captain Davis Love III decided to front-load the final day. I will never understand how Phil Mickelson and Jim Fu-

ryk ever lost their leads being up one on 17. You cannot expect to beat Europe like that. Love needed to balance his lineup and should not have even had Stricker playing. I will never understand that move. Someone who did not win all weekend was relied upon to bring home the trophy. Love will have some questions after this day. I know that no one predicted the poor showings by Mickelson, Furyk, and Bubba Watson, but that is why you always have a backup. Europe might have won, but it was the U.S. that gave this Ryder Cup away. Karma is a dog, and the U.S. Ryder Cup team got bit hard this weekend.

Michael:

While I am not that much of a follower of golf, I must say that Europe’s beyond incredible victory over the United States to win the Ryder Cup is nothing short of spectacular. In fact, do not be surprised if this becomes the next inspirational true-story sports film. Some critics believe the Americans crumbled under pressure and gave Europe the momentum they needed to win the cup. I believe that it was more of Europeans making a rally of their own, fighting through the Americans and believing in themselves, that helped them take home that gold trophy. Ian Poulter was the first to contribute to Europe’s unbelievably comeback. He gave Europe new hope Saturday evening when he made five

straight birdies to start giving Europe the motivation it sorely needed. Poulter won again on Sunday, taking the last two holes in his match against U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson. Five other players in the lineup won as well, including Rory McIlroy, who nearly missed the tournament after a time misunderstanding. McIlroy came up with three crucial birdies to defeat Keegan Bradley Six of the 12 matches Sunday went to 18 holes, the Americans winning only one of them. It all came down to the very end. Stricker made an 8-foot putt par on the 18th, and Kaymer faced a par putt to win the match. Woods was already leading by one and in the middle of the 18th fairway. But Kaymer sunk the par putt, and the celebration was on. It seems that the Americans might have made mistakes that cost them the match, but Europe was able to work through those mistakes. Golf fans all over the world can think about who won or who lost all they want. After reading about it, Europe wanted it more, and they got it. Readers of the Hot Corner are encourgaed to debate with Nick and Michael about hot sports topics. If you have a debate email The Slate sports section at slatesports@gmail.com

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Football Oct. 6 LIU POST *HOMECOMING* 1 p.m. Volleyball Oct. 5 at PSAC Crossover Slippery Rock, Pa. Oct. 6 at PSAC Crossover Clarion, Pa. Field Hockey Oct. 3 at Seton Hill 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Slippery Rock 1 p.m. Men’s Soccer Oct. 3 at GoldeyBeacom 3 p.m. Women’s Soccer Oct. 4 at Mansfield 4 p.m. Tennis Oct. 7 at Edinboro 9 a.m.


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Women’s team wins, men struggle vs. SRU The Shippensburg University men’s and women’s soccer teams played to different outcomes against Slippery Rock University on Saturday afternoon. The men’s team gave up two penalty kick goals — including the gamewinner in the 85th minute — to SRU en route to a 2-1 road loss in PSAC action. SRU’s Michael Ramirez opened the scoring with his first penalty kick goal in the 21st minute for a 1-0 lead. Just 19 seconds into the second half, the Raiders knotted it at 1 when sophomore Fred Lucas headed in a long pass from sophomore Chris Black for his first goal of the season. Ramirez delivered the game-winner with his second penalty kick goal of the day with just over five minutes remaining in regulation — a shot by senior Austin Hill with 53 seconds left was saved by Rock goalkeeper Clayton Master. SU sophomore goalkeeper Kevin Hollasch made three saves. Meanwhile, senior Katie Leverentz and sophomore Kate Zech both scored and assisted on each other’s goals with less than 10

minutes remaining in regulation to give the women’s soccer team a 2-0 victory at SRU that ended a three-game winless streak. The Raiders ended the scoreless tie on a 3-on-2 breakaway in the 81st minute when Zech’s throughball left Leverentz alone with the Rock goalkeeper for the game-winner. The goal was Leverentz’s second of the season and ended a 402-minute Shippensburg scoring drought spanning over the course of five games. SU doubled its lead to 2-0 two-and-a-half minutes later when Leverentz returned the favor, sending a pass through traffic to the far post, where Zech connected on her first goal of 2012 and her first in the last 16 games dating back to last season. Junior goalkeeper Shelbie Rackley made four saves and completed her third shutout of the season. Leverentz, Zech, junior Rachel Hess and sophomore Carolyn Smith finished with two shots each.

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Volleyball team victorious vs. Kutztown, follows up with sloppy loss to Fairmount State on Saturday Michael Shipman

Asst. Sports Editor It was Dig Pink Day at Shippensburg University as the Shippensburg volleyball team rallied to defeat PSAC rival Kutztown University, 3-1 from Heiges Field House. Set scores were 25-18 (SU), 23-25 (KU), 25-17 (SU), and 25-18 (SU). The Raiders collected donations for the Side-Out Foundation for breast cancer awareness month. KU wore pink jerseys in the game. Jill Edwards stole the show, finishing the day with 20 kills for a .308 hitting percentage, 16 digs, and two blocks. Rachel Smicker also had a great day, finishing with 13 kills and three block assists. Senior Jenny Pry nearly had a double-double, putting up nine kills and 11 digs. Erin Flick had seven kills, and freshman Taylor Gottshall had an unassisted block and four block assists. The Raiders could not keep their recent momen-

tum going against the Fairmount State University Fighting Falcons, playing them just mere hours after their KU victory, falling in straight sets, 3-0. Set scores were 1525, 17-25, and 17-25. The Raiders’ physical depletion mirrored their playing performance. They never led a set by more than three points. The Falcons came out fighting from the very start, finishing with just 10 attack errors and a .316 hitting average, as opposed to the Raiders’ .48 hitting percentage. Edwards led SU once again with nine kills and a .125 hitting percentage. Senior setter Andrea Heimsoth finished with 19 Photo by Devin Hill assists, while Murphy had Jill Edwards (11) led the team in hitting 12 digs. SU finished with percentage on Saturday against Fairmount State. 10 block assists, three of those courtesy of Gottshall. The Raiders return home on Oct. 12 for a 7 p.m. showdown with the East Stroudsburg University Warriors. They are looking to build on a succesful season.

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On This Week...

—1906: Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title. —1909: First ever rugby match played in Twickenham. —1932: Washington Redskins play first game (known as Boston Braves), lost 14-0. —1947: Yankees’ Yogi Berra becomes first to pinch hit a World Series homer. —1980: Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for Heavyweight boxing title. —1991: Toronto Blue Jays clinch AL East title and become first team to draw 4 million fans. —2005: NFL plays first regular season game outside the United States, in Mexico City, Mexico, as the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-14. —2009: Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. —2011: Shippensburg football defeats No. 12 Kutztown, 49-7. -Courtesy of todayinsport.com and shipraiders.com

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Flick and Jenny Pry go up for a block in Erin Flick was a solid contributor for SU on Saturday against Fairmount State and Kutztown. Tuesday’s victory against Millersville University.


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Zulli passes for 403 yards as Raiders send LHU to record 47th straight loss Sam Stewart

Sports Editor Fans at Lock Haven University will remember Saturday’s 49-6 loss against the Shippensburg University football team for a long, long time — not because of a victory, but because of a demoralizing defeat that has cemented the Bald Eagles place in the history books. Quarterback Zach Zulli threw for 400 yards and five touchdowns while the defense overcame a mistakeprone first half to send LHU to its NCAA Division II record 47th consecutive loss. The Raiders, coming off a trouncing of Millersville University last weekend, looked sluggish throughout the first quarter. After a Zach Zulli 89-yard connection to Bryan Barley put SU up 7-0, the defense struggled to hold water, letting LHU sustain lengthy drives. It was a change of pace for this Raider team, which usually takes control early throughout their contests. The offense ran with some hiccups as well, but put up a massive amount of points as it has done throughout the past three weeks. Late in the first quarter Zulli connected with Jacob Baskerville for the score. Baskerville finished the game with 74 yards receiving on seven receptions. LHU, trying to end its four-season misery, had an early scoring opportunity in the second quarter but a double unsportsmanlike conduct penalty by LHU moved the ball back 30 yards and resulted in a missed field goal. However, LHU stuck around, converting on a Jarrett Kratzer touchdown pass to Jesse Hoover. It was

a score that forced SU fans to hold their breath — but that feeling soon vanished. Back-to-back touchdown passes by Zulli in a fourminute span put the Raiders up 28-6 at halftime and eliminated any momentum that LHU had gained. The defense rebounded in the second half, with the surge of leading tackler Cody Fleming (8) and a dominating performance by defensive end Jake Metz. SU’s defense held LHU to 28 yards rushing in the contest. A Mike Frenette rushing touchdown with seven minutes left in the third quarter sealed the game and ended the day for the Raider starters. Frenette has been a major contributor for the Raiders, opening up many options for the Raider offense. The Raiders have steamrolled through its opposition averaging over 54 points per game. “He can do it all, he’s always open,” said Zulli. “When you have a running back like [Frennette] it opens up the passing game completely.” The game however, cast some doubts among the Raider squad heading into its homecoming matchup against LIU Post on Saturday. The Raiders committed unnecessary penalties, were slow to stop the Bald Eagle offense in the early stages of the game and had a hard time finding any tempo in the offense at certain times. Those are the things that Coach Mark Maciejewski said need to be fixed headed into the gauntlet of games in the month of October with games against LIU Post, Kutztown University, West Chester University and Bloomsburg University. “We have to continue

to improve. If we’re going to continue to reach our goal, we have to get better every week on both sides of the ball and on special teams,” said Maciejewski. The win pushes the Raiders to 5-0 heading into its homecoming matchup against LIU Post. The Pioneers, averaging 35 points per game, will be the toughest test for the SU defense since its 38-28 victory against Shepherd University. The Bald Eagles have now replaced Minnesota-Morris College in the record books for most consecutive losses by a Division II school. The loss had left a nasty stain on an already tarnished football program. LHU is 1-57 in its last 58 games and have not won since the 2007 season finale — a, 17-14, overtime nail-biter against Clarion University. Those six years of futility overshadow LHU’s overall presence in the PSAC. The Bald Eagles have not had a winning season since 1981, when Ronald Reagan was president, the cost of a dozen eggs was 90 cents and a gallon of gas was a meager $1.38. LHU will look to end its losing streak against Mercyhurst University next Saturday. MU is 4-1 on the season, coming off a victory against Slippery Rock University. The Raiders look to improve on their impressive homecoming streak. The Raiders have not lost a homecoming game since it fell to Bloomsburg in the 2008 season. The Raiders pulled out wins against Cheyney University and West Chester University the last two years.

Thursday night with Coach Mac Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

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Mike Frenette breaks a tackle as he heads into the end zone during Saturday’s game against Lock Haven. Frenette has been vital for SU.


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SU capped off a successful weekend against nationally ranked opponents, defeating No. 3 Bloomsburg on Friday and then No. 7 Millersville on Saturday James Reilley Staff Writer

The No. 2 nationally ranked Shippensburg University field hockey team defeated two Top 10 foes in less than 24 hours, beating No. 3 Bloomsburg University, 4-1, on Friday and handling No. 7 Millersville University, 2-0, the next afternoon. “This was huge. These two teams are up there in the nation,” said SU coach Bertie Landes. “We had to come out there with a lot of passion and enthusiasm and play well as a team.” The Raiders executed Landes’ orders perfectly. Against BU, the Raiders’ finishing was clinical. Although being outshot 24-13 SU never trailed and was always a threat in front of goal. SU’s first goal came less than four minutes into the game off a penalty corner. After a quick scramble in front of the BU goal SU’s Sam Langone fearlessly tapped home her third goal of the season. BU frantically tried to equalize over the next 20 minutes, controlling possession and earning many good looks at goal but SU’s defense refused to give an inch. Led by Junior Katie Shoop, who played a defensive midfield role, the Raiders harassed and disrupted BU’s offense all over the field. There were several great saves from SU goalie Ciarra Delost as well as some goal line clearances from SU defenders as the Huskies continued to push players forward. SU looked dangerous on the counter as BU’s attacks left room behind them. After earning a series of penalty-corners off one of these counters SU

senior Kayla Harshman played fellow senior Taylor Jones through on a beautiful pass 10-yards to the center left of the Huskies’ goal. Jones placed her low hard shot perfectly, bouncing it off the inside of both posts and into the net. SU carried its two-goal lead into halftime. Coming out of the break the Raiders seemed to feed off their vocal home support. Instead of BU generating the chances, it was now the Raiders on the offensive. For the first 10 minutes of the half SU seemed to have a stranglehold on the game and the Huskies seemed to be on their back feet. This pressure paid off little more than five minutes after the start of the half with another rebound goal. The scorer was again a senior. Emily Kohlbus found herself in space as a deflected shot dribbled to her right in front of net. Kohlbus wasted no time putting the chance away and giving her team a commanding 3-0 lead. BU tried to rally with a goal three minutes later from forward Brooke Simonovich off a great feed from fellow forward Jenna DiSabatino. Then SU slammed the door shut on any Husky comeback hopes with some stout defense and a game clinching goal late in the game. With 2:50 left in the contest junior Lauren Taylor skillfully finished her seventh goal of the season. After the game SU had little time to celebrate. Their next game began at 2 p.m. the next day. Against MU, the Raiders again relied on outstanding defensive performances from their midfielders, defenders and goalie. Senior defender Amanda Burridge put in a fantastic shift. Junior forward Bre White was a nightmare

for MU defenders all game. White absolutely skinned the Marauder’s entire defense on several runs throughout the day. She was a threat anytime she had the ball, and at times looked unstoppable. SU earned a 1-0 lead off a late first-half goal from junior Taylor Bender who was masterfully assisted by sophomore Ari Saytar. SU increased its lead with little more than 15 minutes left in the game as White easily put away a penalty she earned. MU had a huge chance to get on the scoreboard as SU was given two penalties toward the end of the game. The penalties resulted in a seven-minute stretch where MU always had at least a one-player advantage. For several minutes during that stretch the Marauders had a two-player advantage. In what was a microcosm of how the team performed during the weekend SU did not even allow a shot on goal, completely stifling MU. “The second game was tough because we had played so well yesterday and it is hard to go back to back,” said Landes after the game. “I think we did what we had to do.” The Raiders play away contests against Seton Hill University tomorrow and Slippery Rock University on Saturday. The Raiders will return home next Tuesday in a PSAC East matchup. SU got its revenge against BU on Friday. The Raiders lost to BU last year in the PSAC Championship game. With its impressive start, SU is poised to make another deep run into the PSAC playoffs and with the help from Bre White and Coach Landes, the Raiders look poised to bring home the PSAC crown.

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The Shippensburg University field hockey team overcame tough PSAC foes on Friday and Saturday, winning both against ranked opponents.

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The Raiders poured on the goals early in the game against BU, scoring four in the game to beat the No.3 Huskies on Friday evening.


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No. 10 SU finished 17th, a four-spot improvement from last year’s race The No. 10 Shippensburg University women’s cross country squad executed a splendid race strategy Friday in Bethlehem to post its best finish at the prestigious Paul Short Run since 2008, placing 17th in the “Gold” Race with a total of 556 points. SU improved four places and 144 points from last year’s effort. Racing primarily against elite Division I programs, Shippensburg found success by having several of its top runners hit their desired times despite navigating through some tough conditions on the course. Among the schools SU bested Friday are University of Tennessee, University of Maryland, University of Delaware, Marist College and Rice University. Despite SU posting the largest time spread for its runners of any of the Top 25 scoring teams, the Raiders had four of its racers running at a 5:54 pace or faster through the first mile. Senior Katie Spratford was through the one-mile mark at 5:37 and finished 21st overall with an outstanding time of 20:58 — a new course personal record by 28 seconds. Last year, Spratford finished 48th in 21:26. Fellow senior Amanda Raudabaugh added further proof that her transition from mid-distance to distance running has been splendid, finishing 97th overall in 22:02 despite Fri-

day’s race being her first career collegiate 6K. Raudabaugh maintained a nice, steady pace ­— hitting the first mile marker at 5:51 — before crossing the finish line as one of the Top 100 overall finishers (360 runners overall competed in the Gold race). Junior Emma Shank made a statement as SU’s No. 3 runner on Friday, recording a 16-second personal record for a 6K course after placing 113th overall in 22:12. Shank, a PSAC outdoor placewinner in the 5K, kept a pretty even pace with Raudabaugh throughout the run and closed well to cap off one of the most impressive efforts of her still-budding career. Fellow junior Stephanie Pryor was second among SU runners through the first mile (5:50) and held on enough through the end of the race to be SU’s No. 4 scoring performer. Pryor’s time of 22:36 merited a 156th-plac finish. A strong kick by sophomore Heather Weiss allowed her to be the final SU scorer in the Gold Race on Friday. Weiss, who did not compete at last year’s Paul Short Invitational, was not listed among the first seven Raider runners to complete the first mile on Friday yet she still managed to get across the finish line in 23:05 ­­— a huge 19-second personal record. Her previous personal record came at last year’s conference cham-

pionship meet. Runners on the edge of reaching the scoring mark for Shippensburg on Friday were sophomore Caitlin Perry, junior Heidi Shuck, and senior Katie Wiecheltt. Perry improved her effort from last year’s Paul Short Gold race by 97 places and 53 seconds. Shuck, who is coming off a redshirt season, achieved a stupendous 6K personal record with her effort. In two previous seasons, Shuck had never finished a collegiate 6K under 25 minutes — making her Friday finish a new personal record by 1 minute, 40 seconds. She continues to run well for the Raiders after her 5K of 20:05 from two weeks ago in Monmouth. Wiechelt ran well at last year’s Paul Short Invitational as the lead Raider from the open race, where she finished 78th in 24:06. Six SU women ran in this year’s open morning race, with freshman Jessica Collins posting an impressive time of 23:50 to lead the Raider contingent in that race. Freshman Gabby Brackett ran an efficient 24:01 6K. SU returns to action in two weeks from Gettysburg. Those races will be the final tune-up before the PSAC Championships on October 20. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information

Tennis loses opening match-up, 5-0 The Shippensburg University tennis team hosted its first match of the 2012-13 regular season on Sunday afternoon from the Robb Sports Complex tennis courts but dropped a 5-0 decision to Philadelphia University. Sophomore Kaitlyn Erickson and junior Daniela Delgado won two games at No. 3 doubles, while freshman Brittnee Buckley won two games at No. 1 singles.

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“Photo time. The only time that we can look good in front of the fans.”

Michael Shipman discusses the debauchery of the replacement refs Michael Shipman

Asst. Sports Editor The wait is finally over. When NFL coaches, players, and fans alike thought it could not get any worse, the light at the end of the tunnel finally became visible. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the NFL finally reached an agreement to end the referee lockout — and more importantly, send the amateur replacement refs packing. It was a joyous cry heard round the world. The refs officially returned in time for the Thursday Night Football game between the Ravens and Browns. Referee Gene Steratore and his crew were met with a standing ovation from the sellout crowd at M&T Bank Stadium. Where Steratore met the captains for both teams on the field for the coin toss, he greeted the players by saying, “Good evening, men; it’s good to be back.” At that, the stadium erupted in a roar. The first three weeks of the regular NFL season in-

troduced us to the (ill-fated, I might say) maiden voyage of the replacement refs, who obviously seemed like they had no idea how the game of football worked. So infamous was the bumbling officiating of these substitute refs that Facebook even made a page called, “The 2012 NFL replacement officials UNfan page.” Honestly, that is sad. There were so many unforgettable moments to capitalize the incompetence of these refs, but none of these moments take the cake like the infamous ending to the Monday Night Football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers last Monday. Seahawks Russell Wilson scrambled in the final play of the game. As the clock expired, he threw a desperate “Hail Mary” to the corner of the end zone. A sea of Packers and Seahawks players gathered underneath the ball. Seattle’s Golden Tate wrestled Green Bay’s M.D. Jennings for possession of the ball. Two refs gathered at the struggle.

They both glanced at each other and made their call — one official signaled a touchdown — while the other signaled a touchback. While it did look as though Jennings clearly had possession of the ball as it came down, it took the refs nearly 10 minutes to withhold the call, giving the Seahawks the most controversial victory I have seen in a football game. That was enough. The fans had enough. The coaches and players had enough. Finally, after those torturous three weeks, we can enjoy football once again. So far, the officiating of the regular refs this past weekend was more consistent than their replacement counterparts. The regular refs agreed to an eight-year deal with the NFL, so it will be quite some time before we have to worry about the replacement refs again, and hopefully, should the time come when we do need them, they will have done their homework on the game of football.


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