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Vol. 66 No. 10


November 12, 2013

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Student Senate sponsors street cleanup & electronics drive

Students establish fall service project

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Sociology and social work departments raise awareness about homelessness in U.S.

came to the event from 7 to 11:30 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building multi-purpose room to ask the guest speakers about helping the homeless. Scott Shewell from Safe Harbour Inc. came to speak about the homeless population in Cumberland County. Safe Harbour is a homeless shelter in Carlisle, Pa. that provides emergency shelter for homeless women, couples and families for up to 90 days. At the next stage, homeless people can move into the decentralized Bridge Housing program where they can stay for 12 to 18 months. The goal of Safe Harbour is to help the homeless get back on their feet so they can live independently in society. Once a homeless person passes the background check and proves he or she has no warrants pending, Safe Harbour volunteers take him or her on a tour and welcome him or her into a home. Approximately 80 residents are currently in Safe Harbour housing and about 25 of them are children. Safe Harbour works with charities in Cumberland County to make sure the needs of the homeless are met and that

Even though Botello has three college degrees, he Asst. News Editor struggled to find a job because of his ragged appearNovember weather is setance. tling in and students are A Texas native, Botello exstarting to bundle up as they perienced homelessness for shuffle their way to class. At the first time when he ran the end of the day, students away from home as a teenaghave their warm rooms to go er. After serving in the U.S. back to and sometimes they Marine Corps and fighting in might forget what a luxury the Vietnam War, Botello bethat really is. came homeless again after he To raise awareness for the moved to California. homeless population, the soBotello has been homeless ciology department at Shipfive times in his life but he pensburg University hosted has refused to allow the low “A Night Without a Home” on moments to define his charNov. 5 with the support of the acter. Instead of giving up, social work department. Botello went on to form the Brittani Procknow, a social American Homeless Society, work major, put the event in which he has participated together for a group project in many protests and advoin Marita Flagler’s class. cated for the rights of homeFlagler is a professor of social less Americans. work at SU. “As long as I’m fighting, Procknow contacted orgathey know there’s hope,” nizations, chose the venue, Botello said of the homeScott Shewell from Safe Harbour Inc. explains to SU students how asked for food donations from less people he fights for homeless people can receive temporary housing and assistance. dining services and contacted through his o r g a children can receive tutoring. 2 and 5 years old, his wife n i z a guest speakers. The Social tion. Ruben Botello, a resident ran off with her boss and left Work Organization provided of Shippensburg, Pa., came to the family. Botello had been money for the event. In SU to speak about the times in the process of getting his t h e “We hoped to raise funds in his life when he was home- license in law when this hap- time that for Safe Harbour and create less. Botello explained how pened. He ended up on the Botello was an educational event that homelessness could happen street with his sons. would provide awareness as homeless with his “The churches kept us children, he mento anyone, even when he or to what being homeless is she feels on top of the world. alive, basically. They had the tioned the fear and like,” Procknow said. When Botello’s sons were heart to care,” Botello said. Many social work majors distaste he felt toward social workers. An audience member asked Botello how the social work majors at SU could learn to be more helpful to the homeless. “Just keep your heart wide open,” Botello replied. SU graduate students Bridgid Miller and Amy Gulino from Carlisle CARES, another local homeless shelter, talked about the work they do to keep the organization running. In Carlisle CARES, different churches serve as shelters in a rotation and allow homeless people to sleep inside for the night. Photos by Mary Grace Keller In the past year, Social work and sociology students gathered in the CUB multi-purpose room to listen to Ruben Botello speak about his experiences beCarlisle CARES has ing homeless. Botello is the founder of the American Homeless Society and advocates for the rights of homeless people. Students in the served more than audience had opportunities to ask Botello questions about being homeless and the interactions he had with social workers.


400 people in the community. The organization works closely with other shelters like Safe Harbour to extend their outreach efforts. Originally, the sociology and social work departments planned to have SU students sleep outside in the academic quad so they could experience what it is like to be homeless. Because of a lack of interest in sleeping outside, they decided to cancel the sleep out. Safe Harbour will sponsor a sleep out on Nov. 23 at Dickinson College. “A Night Without a Home” is an annual event that Dickinson College hosts.



Students hit the streets

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Adrian Sipes

Staff Writer It was a chilly morning on Nov. 9, but Mark Shifflet, senator of the College of Education and Human Services, as well as other SU students and senate members, took to the streets and held the first “Street Clean-up and Electronics Drive” at the corner of Fort and Earl streets. The clean-up was intended to establish a fall service project within the Shippensburg community, while bringing together the community and university by recycling old and new electronics. Everything that is gathered at the drive will be recycled by the same group that does the recycling on campus. Shifflet was able to work this out with the help from the information technology people on campus, “specifically Greg Day,” he said, who made it possible to take the electronics from town and use the same recycling as the university. “This is a good cooperation between the university and town,” Shifflet said. By taking the town’s recyclable trash and electronics, Shifflet and company are providing a service to the community by doing all of this free of charge and in an environmentally efficient way. “There is really only one place around here that takes televisions, especially any kind of monitors, and it’s down in Blue Ridge Summit. It would cost them money most times to have it picked up by the borough or the townships, so what we’re doing here is just providing basically a free option for the town to get rid of their stuff,” Shifflet said. Arriving at 9 a.m. to set up shop at the corner of Fort and Earl streets by Pizza Man, and with the event not beginning until 10 a.m., Shifflet already had community members dropping off recyclables, televisions and monitors. By 10:30 a.m., there was a nice sized grouping of flat screens and monitors in the parking lot waiting to be handled by student workers and hauled away. Shifflet believes much of his manpower for the project

Here and Now

New report slams medical professionals’ role in use of torture

Photos by Adrian Sipes

Samantha Erickson and Luke Perry of SU Student Senate help to load recycled electronics into bins to be transported for processing.

Troy Okum

Staff Columnist

Participants help load the big televisions into a truck to be transported to Blue Ridge Summit to be properly recycled.

“Under my administration the United States does not torture,” said President Barack Obama, just weeks before being inaugurated to the office of president in 2009, as reported by NBC. Last week, Russia Today (RT) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) reported that American doctors have voluntarily worked under the Department of Defense and CIA to conduct methods of torture on detained individuals. This information comes in light of a 269-page report released by a 19-person task force, titled “Ethics Abandoned: Medical Professionalism and Detainee Abuse in the ‘War on Terror.’” “Designing, participating in, and enabling torture

and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment,” is what the report states the physicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists have been doing to the prisoners of the War on Terror, commonly known as “enemy” or “unlawful combatants.” While the U.S. had formally agreed to the four main treaties outlined in the 1949 Geneva Convention, which outlawed the use of torture on prisoners of war including tactics of “cruel [and] degrading treatment,” it did not agree to two provisions ratified afterward, in 1977. These provisions defined in greater detail what the proper treatment and rights of prisoners of war must be. Under former President George W. Bush’s administration, a precedent was set that the “unlawful combatants” did not qualify to be protected under the rights described by the Geneva Convention and thus practices of enhanced interrogation were implemented. According to the recently released report, these doctors have been trained in both civilian and military schools to question the ethics of torture, but they are not held responsible if they participate in the torture of any individual detained af-

ter 9/11. “Military and civilian physicians, nurses and psychologists violated ethical codes, under orders from the military and the CIA,” said Jeffrey Brown, a news anchor for PBS, who was responding to the findings of the report. Among these ethical codes is the famous and ancient creed taken by many medical professionals known as the Hippocratic Oath. The oath has existed for hundreds of years, and while it varies from school to school, it outlines the basic moral values for doctors to abide by in their practice. “This is a big, big striking horror,” said Gerald Thomson, a member of the task force, and professor at Columbia University, as reported by NBC. After evaluating the government’s peculiar stance on torture, it is hard to see how such values are still respected during the ongoing War on Terror. One must question the moral integrity of the U.S. government when it begins to find the actions of the CIA and the Department of Defense, along with the medical professionals serving under them, to be acceptable.

A large pile of electronics amassed during the morning of the drive with people dropping items off before it even officially began.

came from Greek life and additional clubs, “which we’re very thankful for,” he said. In addition to emails sent out to students of the university, community members were contacted and made aware of the event by flyers that were advertised throughout various places in town, advertisement in the

Shippensburg News-Chronicle and announcements at various churches and community organizations — such as the American Legion. Shifflet also advertised the event at his church and said he was pleased with the turn out that morning.

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RHA delegation attends SU student wins election for mayor of hometown regional conference Mary Grace Keller Asst. News Editor

Delegates from Shippensburg University traveled to Penn State University this past weekend to exchange knowledge with more than 50 universities at the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (CAACURH) conference. The six delegates chosen from the SU Residence Hall Association (RHA) were selected through an application process. Dalton Becker, Savannah Brosky, Samantha Hartey, Mary Grace Keller, Renae Luckenbaugh and Jordan Pothoff were the delegates from SU.

the main focuses of the CAACURH conference. From their sessions with experienced members of RHAs across the region, SU students learned about different strategies they can use to increase participation at hall council and campus-wide events. “Mass advertisement of the RHA at the beginning of the year can increase the participation in RHA. Higher participation in the RHA and hall council can make programming more fun, enjoyable and successful for everyone,” said Renae Luckenbaugh, an SU conference delegate. University of Maryland’s presentation, “We Do it in

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The last night of the conference, delegates attended a banquet at Penn State University to discuss new ideas for the RHA at SU.

At the convention, representatives from various universities held workshops in the PSU business building. Delegates had the option to choose which sessions to attend. Some of the options included lessons on how to improve the creativity of RHA events while other sessions provided presentations of successful programs that had been conducted at other universities. This sharing of ideas is one of

the Dark” won program of the year. Sree Sinha, a student at UMD, explained the importance of green programming to benefit the environment and the overall energy usage at universities. Sinha received an award for her accomplishment. When delegates were not attending program sessions and advisers were not sitting in on board meetings, students had the chance to interact with each other in a

social setting. A tradition of CAACURH is the swapping of decorative clothespins. Each university makes its own pins and as students meet each other they swap pins. Case Western Reserve University, Towson University, Ohio University and Temple University are just a few of the schools that SU students were able to interact with at the conference. CAACURH is one region out of eight in the country. Together, the eight regions comprise the National Association of College and University Residence Halls. In June 2014, SU delegates will be able to attend the national conference at the University of Wisconsin. The theme of the CAACURH conference this year was “The Show Must Go On.” The Penn State conference team chose this slogan to represent the idea that no matter what struggles a university goes through, obstacles will be overcome. The atmosphere at CAACURH was fully charged the entire weekend. Delegates were chanting, dancing and learning what the RHA has to offer. “Students who go to CAACURH are more likely to stay on campus and stay involved in a leadership role,” said Jen Milburn, assistant director for residence life and leadership. Kyleen Classon, co-adviser of the RHA, Jackie Hubbard, national communications coordinator, and Chelsea Washington, National Residence Hall honorary chancellor, also attended the conference with the SU delegates.

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As polls closed last Tuesday, Shippensburg University student Darren Brown watched the vote count come in via Internet. For the last year, Brown has campaigned for mayor of his hometown, Chambersburg, Pa., and it all came down to Tuesday, Nov. 5. With a final vote count of 1,429 to 1,262, Brown’s doorto-door campaigning paid off as he hugged and shook hands in victory. Brown defeated incumbent Peter Lagiovane, who held the office for six years. The mayor-elect said he was surprised at how close the election was and expected it to be more in favor of him than it was. Brown will be officially sworn in as mayor on the first Monday of January. As mayor, Brown will lead the

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Brown won the mayoral election in his hometown by 167 votes.

police department, have veto power and will break voting ties in city council. Brown, a Republican, will be working with a mostly Democratic city council. He said he looks forward to working with the council and does not anticipate trouble working together. One thing Brown mentioned in particular about his plans is that he would like to have an increased on-foot police presence downtown, and would like to have events for

the community to learn more about the police and have positive experiences with them. When asked about why he ran, Brown said he was inspired to run by Ron Paul, whose delegates were not recognized at the Republican National Convention (RNC). “[The RNC] can reject [Paul], but they can’t reject a thousand Ron Pauls running for local office,” Brown said. While Brown had a successful run, he said he recommends that his fellow college students do not try to balance school and campaigning. “It is a lot,” Brown said. “All in all, it was more than I thought it was going to be.” Brown plans to take some time off school to properly serve his role as mayor. The mayor of Chambersburg works about 30 hours per month and makes $5,600 per year.



Saving for retirement

It is never too early to start Michael Casper

Staff Columnist An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is an investing tool designed for individuals to set aside funds for retirement savings. There are two primary IRAs — traditional and Roth. There are many advantages and disadvantages to each type of IRA, which should be weighed before deciding to open one of these accounts. An individual, after opening an IRA, can make investments in various instruments (i.e. stocks and bonds). Both a traditional IRA and Roth IRA work like this: A contribution of $5,500 or 100 percent of your total compensation, whichever is smaller, can be made to one of these IRAs. This contribution must be made after Dec. 31 of the preceding year, but before April 15, the date when taxes are due, of the current year. So for 2013, you would make a contribution between the dates of Jan. 1, 2014 and April 14, 2014. The primary difference between these two IRAs is that a traditional IRA is a pre-tax retirement account and a Roth IRA is an after-tax retirement account. This means that a contribution to a traditional retirement account is tax free, but the withdrawals taken from this account are taxed. Conversely, a Roth IRA’s contribution is taxed, but the withdrawals taken from the account are tax exempt. IRAs are a great way to

begin saving for retirement, and you are never too young to start. By making contributions to an IRA each year you can gain a sizable amount of money for retirement. This can be illustrated through two examples. First, let’s say that you are unable to contribute that maximum amount to an

when you reach 50 you are allowed to contribute an additional $1,000 every year to an IRA. It is never too early to start thinking about saving for retirement. No one wants to work for the rest of his or her life or find that when he or she retires he or she has to change his or her lifestyle to accommodate

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IRA each year, so you only contribute $1,000 a year. If you are currently 20 years old and you plan on retiring, or at least stop contributing to an IRA, at age 65 you could earn $95,500, with a rate of return of three percent. Now let us assume that you are able to contribute the maximum contribution allowed. Under the same parameters as the previous example, with the only change being that you contribute $5,500 a year to an IRA, you could have $525,250 when you reach age 65. These numbers will vary slightly depending on which IRA you choose to invest in. This number could be even higher because

the reduced income they receive. In general, most people do not even think about saving for retirement or when they do it is too late. On average, about two -thirds of Americans do not save enough for retirement. These individuals rely exclusively on Social Security, which is not enough to live comfortably in retirement. Therefore, it is paramount that you start saving as soon as possible. Michael Casper is from SU’s Investment Management Program. IMP does not suggest anyone should invest in an IRA without the proper individual research required when making an investment decision.

CORRECTION In the Oct. 22 issue of The Slate, in a story about Shippensburg University Marching Band (SUMB) winning its appeal for Senate funding, it was said that “The marching band was unable to submit its paperwork on time to SGAC because of the impeachment of its secretary, who allegedly holds the responsibility to file the paperwork with SGAC each year.” The secretary was not impeached. Rather, the secretary stepped down before impeachment proceedings began, according to the president of SUMB Catherine Carroll.

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Single and ready to mingle

Ana Guenther Opinion Editor

For this week’s issue we decided to discuss relationships. I have found the timing in this to be ironic considering that my sociology class has just begun a unit on the various types of relationships in the world. This new chapter that my class is learning got me thinking about the different types of relationships out there. When you think about it, there are dozens of kinds ranging from monogamous ones, to a new kind I have discovered in which women choose more than one man to marry called polyandry. While these relationships are all interesting, I feel like there is one relationship status that people tend to disregard when discussing their relationship status. That is being single. In an article written by Eric Klinenberg for, 57

University of Michigan psychology professors Joseph Veroff, Elizabeth Douvan and Richard Kulka in 1957examined American attitudes toward being single during that time period. The results found that 80 percent of those who were surveyed believed that people who preferred being single or unmarried were “sick,” “immoral” or “neurotic.” In the 50s, psychologists found that of the American population, 70 percent of adults were married. Today, only 51 percent of adults are married and 40 percent of households in the United States consist of only one person. In European cities like, London and Paris, the percentages are even higher at 60 percent. The trend of suddenly being alone is becoming a popular relationship choice all around the world. Time magazine writer, Maia Szalaitz wrote that people who assume their relationship will not change are prone to idealize the relationship status they are in. I think that this makes perfect

sense when determining someone’s relationship status. In the past the goal was to gain some sort of education, and keep in mind that form of education was different depending on whether you were a man or a woman, then date said man or woman for a while, then get in engaged, then BAM, marriage

and a baby. In today’s society people are taking the single route for a while and are waiting to tie the knot. I think that this is a good thing. We need to really evaluate the person with whom we suspect we will spend the rest of our lives. According to Sara Stringer, a writer

from, the divorce rate in the U.S. continues be above 50 percent. That is startling to me. That is either do or die. No one really wants to be divorced, but in order to avoid this I think we really need to make sure we are positive we are marrying Mr. Right or Mrs. Now, some people may argue, you can never really know. I think that you can take precautions. One, I plan to date a guy for a while before even thinking about an engagement. When I say a while, I mean like at least two years. I also want to live with that guy to make sure that I can actually live with that guy before death do us part. I think that a lot of people can rush into relationships or marriages and then that is their downfall. Some of the best things in life take time to find and there is nothing wrong with enjoying the ride alone until you find your happy ending.

Cassandra Clarhaut

aforementioned friend-zone issue, or of a friend in denial of their true feelings. The real question to ask is not can a man and woman remain friends, but can they be friends without romantically loving one another? A Huffington Post article about “platonic friendships” noted that research suggests men and women can be friends, but that romantic “opportunity” is always in the back of our minds. I tend to disagree. I consider myself a “bro,” and have many male friends who come to me for advice about women they like. Call it a gift or a curse; I am the match-maker, not the match-made-in-heaven. I am not attracted to these men, though that is not to say they are not good looking men. I simply do not lust after them, and we connect for other reasons. There are several good reasons to have friends of the opposite sex. For one, they offer insight to any opposite gender issues that may come up in life. This can range from gift ideas for loved ones, or how to appease coworkers or bosses. Also, it is good to have a friend of the opposite sex who will have your back in awkward situations. For

women, this could mean physical protection or defense from a man friend. For men, this could mean disputation of rumors or gossip from a lady friend. In any regard, the crucial part of this equation is NO SEX. Sex complicates things, feelings differ, and the point of a platonic relationship is defeated. If it is not possible for you to maintain a friendship without serious attraction to the person, do not bother trying to make them a friend. If they are interested, make them a lover, but do not get stuck in the friend-zone. That will leave you unsatisfied, longing for mutual affection, and you may even miss out on someone better. What if you are the friend without feelings, and your friend is overly-friendly? Try to be sensitive to your friend if you think he or she have feelings for you. It is tough in the friend-zone when you want to score in the end-zone. Talk to him or her and make your intentions clear. This is difficult and often awkward, but it is better than losing a friend. Most times, a real friend would rather maintain a platonic relationship with you than no relation at all.

Photo courtesy of Google images Is there a set time in our lives when we are really ready for death do us part?

Just friends can be bona fide Asst. Opinion Editor

Mainstream entertainment media have coined the term “friendzone.” Maybe you have been in this position or put someone in it. This could be your choice in any relationship or perhaps your stance is not so voluntary. In any case, the idea arises; can a man and a woman be just friends? Let me first clarify, I will only allude to heterosexual relationships in this article, for my understanding of social interactions and norms in homosexual relationships is subpar. The philosopher Plato is credited for his theories of love and friendship according to psychologytoday. com. Named after the man who theorized this ideology, platonic is defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as “of, relating to, or having a close relationship in which there is no romance or sex.” Though today’s definition is not as Plato intended, the discussion surrounding men and women Photo courtesy of Google images “friends” is brought up from time to The question is, can men and women really just be friends? Will there be more? time. This could be the result of the



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Can long-distance relationships work?

Marcella Jessup Staff Writer

Relationships are meant to be tough at times. They challenge each partner in good or bad ways only for them to learn something new they did not know about their partner before. A relationship is what you make of it whether it progresses into marriage, preferably, or it only lasts but so long, it was worth something to each person when they were “in love.” A relationship that is long-distance is said to be harder than two people who are able to see each other just about every day. Knowing relationships are complex and not always the best, there should be some kind of success in the long-distance, right? According to an article from CNN

Living, “Does distance really make the heart grow fonder?” Researchers concluded that long-distance relationships make people feel strongly bonded to their partner than couples who are able to see each other on a daily basis. Being miles apart from your partner should make you be at your most vulnerable and be more honest with the person in your life. Having affection for somebody is much more than the physical. Great communication and being able to trust one another when you can’t see them really matters. The distance only bothers people who are not used to verbally connecting with a person versus them physically building a bond. When there is space in a relationship it creates a desire to rekindle and unite physically and emotionalPhoto courtesy of Google images ly. Currently, 32.5 percent of college The total percentage of couples students in the United States are in erage amount of time it takes until long-distance relationships accord- they realize it is not going to work is who have broken up is 40 percent. Considering these statistics ing to The av- 4.5 months.

long-distance relationships are not for everybody. They can seem great a first but become stressful and tedious over time. Patience and communication are important building blocks in a relationship regardless. A long-distance relationship must apply those building blocks and exercise them frequently. Being in a LDR is stronger because it requires more energy and time but any relationship should require as much work as a long-distance one. When you love a person and you are in a relationship you should be doing everything in your power to never let that spark the reason why you were attracted to your partner, ever fade away. Taking time to know and fully understand who you love should be a main priority whether near or far apart from each other in distance. Like they say, love should have no boundaries or limits.

Let’s set the record straight and say ‘I do’ to gay marriage Robyn Woodley

Multimedia Editor When I first began writing this article, I almost found it unnecessary. The thought of inequality in a country as free as the United States is almost ridiculous. It is hard for me to imagine that some could believe certain groups of people deserve less than others. I sometimes forget that two men or two women cannot get married in Pennsylvania. But, the fact is lesbian, gay, bisexual transgendered youth are twice as likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers, according to There is a good friend of mine who comes to mind. He is hit with extreme anxiety every time he leaves the house. I have heard him called “faggot” by strangers. He has been bullied, fired from a job and made invisible because he is gay. So, that is bad, but what does that have to do with marriage? It has everything to do with marriage. Every little change that shows acceptance will help Photo courtesy of Google images reverse these terrible effects.

When bi-racial marriages became legal and when women could vote, these were steps in making our society treat anyone who is not a white male as human beings with the same basic rights as anyone else. One counter-argument I hear is that marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman, but it is more accurate to say it has been a covenant between a man and many women. The ancient act of polygamy is just as prevalent in societies and in the Bible, if not more prevalent. Another argument is that marriage is meant for procreation. Well, that would disqualify infertile couples, too. Sexual orientation is not chosen. Imagine asking a straight person, when did you choose to be straight? That sounds silly, so why ask that to people of other sexual orientations? Why would anyone choose to be bullied, invalidated and shunned? Some try to wriggle their way around this controversial subject by saying there could be a way to give the benefits of marriage to gay couples, but not call it “marriage.” This is still prejudice. It is the same

idea of the separate but equal doctrine that was instilled to segregate African-Americans. Even if conditions were equal, as is proposed with the gay marriage-but-not-marriage idea, it is still saying there is something not quite right with LGBT people. It is saying they do not deserve the respect and dignity of true marriage like “normal” folk do. For instance, if I were to replace it with bi-racial couples and say they should have a separate form of marriage, there would be outrage, and for good reason. Anyone who is separate is not being thought of as equal. If we do not permit gay marriage, then we are telling them their love should not be taken seriously. If people see that our own government does not recognize gay marriage, then that invalidates gay couples as human beings who love, go to work, pay taxes and contribute to society. If gay marriage becomes legal, it will offend some, but hurt no one. If gay marriage does not become legal, it will continue to take away the same dream that many straight men and women have; to walk down the aisle and say, “I do.”


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‘Will you marry me?’ What is on my mind: Cara Shumaker Editor-in-Chief

At some point in her life, every girl dreams of hearing these four words. Usually, she expects that question to be accompanied by a diamond ring too. But, when is the ideal time to get that bling and answer that question? As of 2012, the average age for a man to pop the question is about 28 and women are saying “Yes” around age 26, according to Twenty years ago, men were 26.5 and women were 24.5 years old when they decided to tie the knot. However, I am going against the norm and getting married at 21. I got engaged shortly before my

20th birthday, when I was 19. Because Americans are getting married older, when I announced my engagement to my family and friends, I faced a lot of backlash. Aside from the usual, “You’re too young” spiels, I heard, “Well, don’t you want to live your life?” I received disapproving looks and sarcastic “good lucks” too. I can see everyone’s hesitancy on the topic since we live in a culture in which more than 50 percent of marriages fail and Hollywood marriages are considered successful if they last six weeks, let alone six years. But, facing piles of negativity from people who I thought would support me has made me wonder if my marriage will fail. Then I

remember that I am not my critics. Just because their marriages or their friends’ marriages failed does not doom mine. Am I ready to get married at 21? Probably not, but who really is, even at 28? I like to think I am more prepared for marriage after a two-year engagement than I would have been after just a one-year or shorter engagement though. There is a different dynamic to being engaged compared to dating. There is more commitment, just like there is more commitment in a marriage than there is in an engagement. Any relationship takes work. The amount of work you and the other are willing to put into the relationship will determine its success, not society.

What kind of relationship are you in?


Adrian Sipes

Staff Columnist What is on my mind right now is the recent decision of Timothy E. Bowers, 32, of Decatur, Ind., to end his life Sunday by telling doctors to remove his breathing tube, according to Bowers, who was hunting in his tree stand Saturday afternoon when he fell 16 feet to the ground, was paralyzed because of a spinal injury and paralysis, according to Ironically, not too long before the accident Bowers had a conversation with his family and wife proclaiming his disinterest in living in a wheelchair. He did not want to ever have to do it. Bowers’ family reportedly asked him personally if he wanted to live life in a wheel-

chair and Bowers shook his head no. According to CNN. com, this is a decision that Arthur L. Caplan, medical ethicist at New York University, believes is likely to change for patients after they have had a few days for the issue to fully sink in. Yet with Bowers’ previous statements, doctors and his family was positive about his decision. Bowers reportedly passed away Sunday evening. I support and see why Bowers would wish to end his life instead of living the rest of his life in a wheelchair. If it were me, I do not think I would like to live that way either. However, according to, Bowers and his wife were expecting a baby. That is such a tough situation that I do not know what I would do. Leaving behind a wife and child would be a heart-wrenching decision to

make, but Bowers made it. Throughout this ordeal, Bowers and his family were strong through their decision making. This just goes to show that at some point or other in your life it is important to have this conversation with family and friends were something to ever arise. It is difficult, awkward and most definitely scary but it needs to be done. I myself have never given this subject much thought until I heard about Bowers and his unfortunate accident. I also understand why someone would never wish to speak of something like this unless the accident actually happened. However, were this conversation not to take place before his accident, Bowers request to remove his breathing tube may have been denied or further postponed — causing him to suffer more in a way he wished not to endure.




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SHIP LIFE Mini-THON strives “Clothes for the Code” to make a difference supports community

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Marcella Jessup Staff Writer

The bar has been raised from last year’s Mini-THON, setting a new goal for donations. The 2013 Mini-Thon is determined to receive more than $13,000 in their second THON on Nov. 15. It is already starting with great progress. Six people from the comittee have already individually raised $200 from their donor sites. They received more than 120 pre-registered volunteers for the THON. Their effort is not complete because it is still looking for more volunteers up until the Nov. 15.

More than 30 students came out to the second meeting on Nov. 6 in Room 051 Dauphin Humanities Center. It started off with a heartfelt presentation on why and how a THON can touch so many friends’ and families’ lives. Co-Chair Mackenzie Bender went through a quick agenda of what the THON is all about, why she “thons” and what other volunteers should look forward to onFriday. The chair of eight members also introduced themselves and explained why and who they Thon. The agenda consisted of real talk (the purpose of the meeting), goals (how many volunteers they hope to have and how much money they

plan to raise) and working meeting, which consisted of: line dance, poster-making, numbers for reveal, sign-ups and diamonds (hanging up names of people in remembrance). This will be the second SU Mini-THON. The first one was Nov. 9, 2012. The MiniTHON is full of positive energy with goal-oriented people who want to help make an impact on a family. The countdown is going to help make a difference and raise as much money as possible at SU. And by joining the cause, one can be a part of the SHIP THON line dance that will be performed throughout the night.

Photos by Hailey Stoner The “Clothes for the Code” event helped families in the Chambersburg community that could not afford new clothing for the high school’s dress code. The dress code was implemented this year.

Hailey Stoner Guest Writer

Photos by Marcella Jessup The 2013 Mini-Thon has set a new goal of $13,000 for its second Thon event on Nov. 15.

Shippensburg University students reached out to families in the Chambersburg Area School District in an attempt to collect “Clothes for the Code.” The school district implemented a new dress code policy this year that angered many families. Seniors Laura Hoffstetter, Rashad Curtis, Cynthia Balmer and Jesse Hundley held a clothing drive in Chambersburg, Pa., for families who could not afford to buy clothes that adhere to the school district’s new policy. Hoffstetter, Curtis, Balmer and Hundley are social work majors. This semester they are taking a class called Practice with Organizations and Communities and it requires each student to do a community service project. Seeing the impact of the new dress code on lower income families, the four seniors decided to take action. They started by emailing faculty from the social work and education departments

asking them to encourage their students to support the clothing drive. They also placed boxes around campus where students could donate new or used clothing. Those who did not have clothes to donate, but wanted to participate gave monetary donations. After collecting all of the donated clothing, the four students hosted their event on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Eugene C. Clarke Junior Community Center. They set up five tables for women and men’s shirts, women and men’s pants and a table for elementary school children. Each student who attended received a plastic bag and filled it with as many clothes they could fit inside. Hoffstetter said there were about 35 to 40 people who benefitted from the clothing drive and they gave away about two-thirds of the clothing they collected. The rest was donated to the Chambersburg Area School District. Middle school Principal Kurt Widmann will decide how the clothes will be distributed based on the economic status of each family.

Hofstetter and her group members wanted to respect the authorities within the district and empower those who needed help. “As social work majors we got out of it what we wanted,” she said. “Which was to promote helping families instead of condemning the policy.” Hoffstetter hopes that the clothing drive will continue throughout the year but she knows that will be a difficult task since each group member is a senior. She is not sure how to keep it running, but someone in the social work department could do the same community service project next year. The group had to create a manual about what their service project was and how they executed it. “It’s essentially a binder that says here’s our project,. Here’s the ins and outs of the project. The binder is actually kept on file in the social work department,” Hoffstetter said.

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Alpha Omicron Pi hosts Spike Out volleyball tournament

Photos by Sarah Listigovers Alpha Omicron Pi held a Spike Out Arthritis volleyball tournament on Nov. 9. The sorority has raised more than $2 million for arthritis research since choosing it as its national philanthropy.

Sarah Listigovers Guest Writer

The sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi held a Spike Out Arthritis Volleyball tournament on Nov. 9 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Ship Rec Center. The sisters host two events

a year, one in the fall and one in the spring, to raise money to donate to the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation. Arthritis research is Alpha Omicron Pi’s national philanthropy. Since Alpha Omicron Pi sorority has chosen arthritis as its national philanthropy the sisters have raised more than $2 million for grants and re-

search. Thousands of dollars that have been raised were from collegiate chapters all over the U.S. and Canada. Each collegiate chapter chooses an event of its choice to raise money for arthritis research. Events have been anything from bowling, wiffle ball and volleyball to a cook out or 24-

hour see-saw event. Shippensburg University’s chapter has held a volleyball tournament and wiffle ball tournament for the past two years raising around $600 for the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation. Approximately 60 people attended the tournament on Saturday to help raise money for the cause.

JoAnn Whittington, member of Alpha Omicron Pi said, “Spike Out is a great way to raise money and have fun at the same time. We love that we can raise money to give to our national philanthropy and continue to fund the research of arthritis.” After beating five other teams in double elimination, Theta Xi fraternity won the

tournament. Derek Black of Theta Xi’s winning team said, “I come out every year to support my fellow Greek life members of Alpha Omicron Pi. And it’s for a great cause, plus it’s a great time!” The sisters always encourage support from the Shippensburg community when raising money for their cause.

Student Spotlight: Abbey DeBaugh active in community Carolyn Powers Staff Writer

With big dreams ahead, 19-year-old student Abbey DeBaugh uses her love for politics in her communities both at home and school. As a business major and a political science minor, DeBaugh is active within the Shippensburg community. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Women’s Fraternity, the vice president of College Democrats, and a member of Ship Votes. In the past few weeks she has helped to organize several campus events including “Drugs, Sex, and Politics” in which professors spoke on select topics. DeBaugh also helped to organize the event for guest

speaker John Hanger. Her political passion has taken her far, as she worked as an intern for the second summer in a row in Annapolis, Md., at the state house. After her first internship there she realized that working in politics was exactly what she wanted to do. During this past summer, DeBaugh had the opportunity of working with Maryland state Senator James DeGrange. During her internship she was able to attend tax and budgeting meetings with the senator, shadowing him as the co-chair of the tax and budgeting committee. DeBaugh performed ample amounts of constituent work. She also worked on planning his visits to elementary schools and creating handouts for the kids.

“The most rewarding part of my internship was getting to go to all of the committee meetings and see how everything works,” DeBaugh said. “I even got to hear inside information about upcoming legislation.” By immersing herself in the political environment Debaugh has learned a lot and expanded her opportunities. She now sees an even greater importance in being actively involved in politics. “Being involved in politics and the government and making differences in peoples lives through legislation is truly amazing,” DeBaugh said. As she continues to stay active she works toward her life goals of working on Capitol Hill as a lobbyist one day. Photos by Carolyn Powers Abbey DeBaugh is a business major and political science minor at SU. She is very active on campus.


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Recipe of the Week: Cadoret Cakes

Ingredients: 1 Cup mayonnaise 1/4 Cup cocoa 1 can cherry pie filling 2 Cups flour 1 Cup sugar 1/2 Cup water 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix ingredients in a bowl. Place cupcake papers in cupcake tins. Pour batter into individual tins until about 2/3 full. Bake for about 12 minutes until cooked through.

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Luhrs center presents ‘Junie B. Jones’

Julie Lark

Staff Writer Saturday’s lively musical performance of “Junie B. Jones” at the H. Ric Luhrs Center drew crowds of children and die-hard “Junie B. Jones” fans of all ages. The award-winning Theaterworks USA production is based on the wildly popular series of children’s books by Barbara Park. Before the performance, I met with junior reporter Donovan Yaukey, a fourth–grader at Grace B. Luhrs Elementary School. Nine-year-old Yaukey is quite an expert on musicals, having seen at least 150 shows and performed in seven local productions. We had time for a quick Q&A session with star of the show Erika Santosuosso, who played Junie B. Jones. Santosuosso has been performing since the age of 13 and has a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting. Santosuosso said her childlike sense of humor helped her land the role of Junie B. Jones. Santosuosso also said the

keys to building a successful acting career are having a willingness to work hard and learn new things, being polite and having lots of stamina. Santosuosso was supported by a cast of five talented actors who play multiple roles as they dance and sing about the misadventures of first grade to upbeat songs with a “shooby-doo-wop” chorus. The show opened with Junie popping out of a largescale “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal” covered in stickers and doodles and bound together with padlocked rubber bands. The gigantic journal functions as the backdrop for the rest of the show, giving the impression that all of the action on stage is coming straight from the book’s pages. “Dear First-Grade Journal,” began Junie, whose excitement about starting first grade is dampened when her “BFF” from kindergarten, Lucille, replaces her with two new BFFs, Camille and Chenille. Unfortunately, the three have no room for a friend with a name that does not rhyme.

But when the new kid, Herbert, offers to sit by Junie on the bus, she discovers there are plenty of other kids to be friends with in first grade. So the hilarious adventures begin. When Junie cannot read the blackboard and has to get glasses, she is afraid the kids in Room 1 will tease her. But as they take turns peering through her purple-rimmed glasses, the other kids discover that it must be really cool to see the world through Junie’s eyes. Junie is sure she will be the star of the lunchroom when her classmates lay eyes on her sparkly, new lunchbox. Her hopes are dashed when her friends show zero interest. But lunch lady Gladys Gutzman, aka the “Queen of Snacks,” cheers Junie up by making her the lunchroom greeter in charge of handing out napkins. Junie, who aspires to be the “boss of lunch,” is overjoyed and quickly lets the authority go to her head. After she gets mouthy and ruins lunch for the entire class, she learns that being


Photo by Blake Cooper Actors from Theaterworks USA perform “Junie B. Jones” on Saturday night.

the boss of sugar cookies is an even better job for her. As first grade winds down and Room 1 prepares for the big kickball tournament, Junie is sidelined by a pinky toe injury, so she teams up with accident-prone Sheldon Potts to put on the “Super Duper Halftime Show.” Junie desperately wants to

be the star of the production and practices her new juggling act for a whole week. But when the time to perform her act arrives, Junie loses her nerve and the unimpressed audience bombards her with biscuits. In her indignation, Junie defiantly starts juggling the biscuits, proving to herself

and everyone else that when she puts her mind to it, she can be the star of the show. The musical ends as Junie closes the top-secret personal beeswax journal with a final song encouraging those in the audience to write down the stories of their lives too.

SU theater students present ‘Act A Lady’ Olivia Straka

Guest Writer

Shippensburg University theater students perform “Act a Lady.”

This year, Paris Peet put on the show “Act a Lady” for the theater practicum at Memorial Auditorium. The show revolves around three men who put on a yearly play for the people of their small Minnesota town because they find art so important. The show that they choose to produce is about women. In order to put it on, the men must “Act a Lady.” As this comedic and insightful play within a play unravels, the audience discovers, along with the characters, the gender roles that are impressed upon people by society as well as how being different is often not acceptable and that breaking through these societal molds is necessary. The three main characters, Casper, True and Miles begin to transform as people. The seemingly strangest character, Casper, struggles as he shows very feminine tendencies and then homosexual interaction with one of his counterparts. One of the most gripping scenes is where Photo by Blake Cooper True tries to change Casper. He pulls out a picture of Mary Pickford and

tells him that if he looks at her every night, eventually he will be able to be normal. As the second act of the play winds down, there is a hilarious mix-up, as all of the “ladies” are getting ready to go on stage. The characters are running rampant, confused between their actual personalities and the characters that they have taken on. Any actor or actress can certainly relate to this feeling of taking on the persona of the one you play. As “Act a Lady” takes the metaphor to an extreme, the audience comes to see that there is a woman inside every man just waiting to burst out. When I went to see the production, I had a permanent stitch in my side. There were other moments that my eyes were wide in awe as the actors so aptly depicted the stereotypes and unfair societal standards that are placed on women. There is a moment where the wife of Miles is speaking of art and says “It was art because I went somewhere and I’m not totally sure I came back.” All I can say after seeing the production is that, I went to Memorial Auditorium and I am still not sure I came back. The show was truly a masterpiece.



November 12, 2013

Duo Claritare romances SU audience with classical music at Old Main Chapel

Christian Bahnweg Staff Writer

When I stepped into Old Main chapel on Saturday afternoon, I was not sure what to expect, aside from some classical guitar by Candice Mowbray. So, when I looked up at the stage and saw her accompanying clarinetist Mike Hoover step out, my expectations shifted. The duo performed 11 pieces in all; “Amour et Printemps” by Emile Waldteufel, “Regrets, Tears and Blarney” by Glenn Caluda; “In The Starlight” and “Beautiful Moonlight” by William Foden; “Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5” by Heitor Villa-Lobos; “Amasia” by Laurent Boutros, the solos “Candombecito Fiestero” by Maximo Diego Pujol

and “Manha De Carnivale” by Baden Powell, “Jazz Waltzes Op. 53, 1, II & IV” by Mark Houghton; “Romantico and Tango from Suite No. 1” by Raffaele Bellafronte; and finally “Libertango” by Astor Piazzolla. The first piece, “Amour et Printemps,” is a waltz, and all throughout I was vaguely reminded of carnival music, or at least the public perception of carnival music. Up next came Caluda’s “Regrets, Tears and Blarney,” which was actually three songs in itself. Each song was a non-vocal story, from the flight of an adulterous wife to her paramour in “House Carpenter” to the lament of a wife for her husband in “Geordie.” Each piece told a story, even

if it was not spelled out as most stories are. After that, they played “In The Starlight” and “Beautiful Moonlight,” the only American guitar pieces in the whole set. “In The Starlight” sounded like a lullaby and I could definitely see it sending someone to some good dreams. The Heitor Villa-Lobos piece that played next was originally composed for a soprano and no fewer than eight cellos. Even though the guitar took over the duty of the cellos, I still felt like the piece was more clarinet-heavy. The next piece, “Amasia,” was easily my favorite. It was a mix of Spanish, Armenian and Turkish themes and all of this was readily evident in the music, but they

US Army brings patriotism to Luhrs David Yearwood

Asst. A&E Editor On Wednesday, the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center was bursting at the seams with the songs of America and an immense feeling of patriotism as the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus graced the stage. The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus is a concert band and chorus made up of dedicated soldiers who travel the nation and the world. They spread the word about the honor of the U.S. Army and reflected the excellence of the nation’s soldiers. The concert on Wednesday night featured

Photo by Professor Mark Bodenhorn Members of the Shippensburg ROTC, SU Band and Madrigal Singers who took part in the concert on Wednesday night.

several numbers that were composed and arranged to reflect the honor and dignity of the U.S. Army. The concert began with a collection of songs titled the “Patriotic Prologue” that included “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Members of the Shippensburg University ROTC Color Guard presented the flag during the national anthem. Several collections of songs were included in the performance, such as “In Love.” which included songs from three different Broadway musicals: “Chess,” “Nine” and “South Pacific.” The different collections featured several soloists who performed on different instruments. An entire number was dedicated to two soloists on the flute. Staff Sergeants Kasumi Leonard and Gina Sebastian were featured on flutes in a re-composition of music from the opera “Rigoletto” called “Rigoletto-Fantaisie.” During the performance, several members of the SU Band and Madrigal Singers were asked to perform alongside the Field Band and Soldiers Chorus. Shipensburg Univeristy Band members Joel Behr, Zachary Clouse, Robyn Collette, John Deutsch, Kendrick Gibbs, Catherine Hetrick, Colleen Ochs and Otto Wallenmeyer were featured. Madrigal Singers Emily Longenecker, Jennifer Moore, Carley Heck, O. Dallas Johnson, Brad Barkdoll, Cavet Leibensperger, James Barciz and Jacob Chapman were featured with the Soldiers’ Chorus.

blended so well together despite being so different. The jazz waltzes by Mark Houghton were somewhat odd to me because I could not pick up on the jazz influence of the waltzes. They just sounded like regular waltzes to me, with the guitar providing a steady counterpoint to the wandering of the clarinet. “Romantico and Tango from Suite No. 1” was another odd piece because it was done in the classical style with modern harmonies, which created several instances of musical dissonance that were, to me, slightly jarring, the duo of clarinet and guitar being somewhat different in and of itself notwithstanding. I think that the dissonance helps it stand out and even makes it sound more grandiose

at points. Finally, we have the last piece of the set, “Libertango,” which was so named because the composer wanted people who played his pieces to have the freedom to interpret them however the performers chose. It is much louder and overstated than the rest of the songs, and that is what makes it the best way to end the show. Going out with a bang. All in all, “Duo Claritare” was really an experience for me, especially since I’m not much of a classical guitar fan. Even so, I enjoyed myself and I enjoyed the life that the two artists breathed into the pieces they chose. Would I go see them again if given the chance? Definitely.


November 12, 2013

Ravin’ Raider Marshall Mathers releases new LP Mat Zo JULIE KLINGER

Staff Columnist Born Matan Zohar in London, England, Mat Zo is an extraordinarily talented producer, composer,and disc jockey. Zo’s parents had strong artistic and musical backgrounds. Zo is the son of Israel Zohar, an artist who was invited to paint an official portrait of Princess Diana. Zo’s mother played the violin and constantly nurtured his love of music. As a young boy, Zo was a drummer and bassist in a rock band while he actively pursued his musical interests. Daft Punk heavily influenced Zo, and his interest quickly moved to electronic dance music and the art of being a DJ. Soon after Zo started producing music in London, he gained the attention of several DJs, including big name artists such as Andy Moor and Markus Schulz.

In 2009, progressive trance group Above & Beyond praised Zo for being a “promising producer.” A year later, Zo was ranked at NO. 66 on DJ Mag’s Top 100. Zo gained a massive amount of fame from his track “Easy,” on which he collaborated with electro house royalty Porter Robinson, as well as from his releases on Anjunabeats music label. “Easy” later earned the No. 1 spot on Beatport. Zo released his first album, “Damage Control,” on Nov. 5, on the Anjunabeats label. “Damage Control” has been highly anticipated and is expected to propel Zo’s career even futher. Mat Zo is currently signed to Anjunabeats, Hospital Records, Armada Music, Active Recordings and Astralwerks. Must-listen tracks by Mat Zo include “Easy,” “Synapse Dynamics” and “Pyramid Scheme.”


Eminem revisits the nostalgia of his arguably best album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” (“MMLP”), with “MMLP 2.” Mathers has been careful in interviews to clarify that the album is just that, a re-visitation, and not so much a sequel or continuation of the 2000 album. However, listeners do get somewhat of a Part 2 to the song “Stan” from “MMLP” with the opening track of “MMLP 2,” “Bad Guy.” In this song, Mathers raps from the viewpoint of Stan’s younger brother, Matthew Mitchell. Mitchell is mentioned on the 13-year-old song “Stan” and is said to like Eminem even more than his older brother and is now out to kill the “cause of [his] problems.” Eminem. Mathers matches the power of “Stan” on this seven minute opener in which Mitchell represents the

people Eminem has hurt and offended in his career, getting revenge on him. After “Bad Guy,” “MMLP 2” quite literally picks up where “MMLP” left off with a skit to continue the one on the final track on the older album. In this skit, titled “Criminal,” Eminem robs a bank and kills the teller despite promising not to. Everyone knows it was not Eminem or Marshall Mathers who killed the innocent bank teller, but it was Slim Shady, the menace the world became enamored with ever since “My Name Is” and “The Slim Shady LP” in 1999. In 2013, Mathers’ alter ego is alive and well. While many of the themes and vibes of the songs on “MMLP 2” reflect back to the first Mathers LP, it is clear we are hearing a more mature Eminem. He is undoubtedly the same man with the same passion for hip-hop, but with a perspective that has developed for 13 years since “MMLP.”

However, he does not squelch the profane villain everyone has come to know and love (or hate). Rather, his whole persona has developed and what listeners hear is a more focused work that captures everything fans expect and more. Eminem himself has criticized his albums “Encore” and “Relapse” as much as anybody, and he has mentioned in recent interviews that he thought those albums ended up being too silly Photo courtesy of Google Images and comedic. Comedy On Nov. 5 Eminem released his eigth is an important part of album MMLP2. Eminem’s charm, but “MMLP 2” sounds like he felt it dominated those what Eminem wanted to albums. do in the “Encore” and “ReIn 2010, Mathers relapse” era, but he may not leased the album “Recovhave had the focus or inery,” which redeemed the spiration he needed to get rapper’s pure lyrical ability. there at the time. However, the overall tone of On this new album, Ma“Recovery” was very serious thers has found a balance as it dealt with things like of lyrical wizardry, masterhis tribulations with drug ful production, humor and addiction and the death of powerful emotions listeners his best friend and fellow have come to expect from rapper DeShaun “Proof” the legendary emcee. Holden.

SHAPE Gallery exhibit created to help with grief EVAN FUCCI

Guest Writer Grief is a feeling that everyone will eventually deal with, struggle through and endure. A new art exhibit at the SHAPE gallery explores the feelings associated with the loss of a loved one while also

educating the public about the feelings of grief and loss. Titled “Healing and Hope: Expressing Grief Through Art” the exhibit will be on display for the entirety of November. The collection features memory boxes, sand art, painted canvases, scrapbook pages, poems and butterfly

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Photo courtesy of SHAPE Gallery One of the many butterfly collages showcased in the “Healing and Hope” exhibit at the SHAPE Gallery.

collages. The butterfly is a recurring symbol in the gallery. Many of the pieces include a butterfly, symbolizing hope during the grieving process. The Drew Michael Taylor Foundation and the Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education joined together to put on this display. Marcie Taylor, founder of the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation said apart from showing just artwork there will also be materials available for local grief support groups in the area. “When Marcie approached SHAPE about coordinating an exhibit to raise awareness about grief and loss, we jumped at the opportunity,” said SHAPE President Trisha Grace. “The exhibit encourages the community to make connections and explore the ways art can be used as a vehicle for expression and as a means to heal.” The opening of the exhibit

coincides with Drew Michael Taylor’s birthday who was killed in a car accident in June 2006. It also coincides with Children’s Grief Awareness Day observed on Nov. 21. A silent auction was held on the exhibits’ opening day with proceeds being donated to the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, which provides free grief education and support programs in the local area. On Nov. 21 there will be a free Holiday Remembrance Ornament Making Workshop at the SHAPE gallery from 4–7 p.m. To learn more about the “Healing and Hope” exhibit, contact SHAPE at 717-5322559 or at For more information about the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, call at 717532-8922 or visit .



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College basketball has just begun, are you ready for the madness?




BRYAN OBAROWSKI Asst. Sports Editor

With NBA basketball in full swing it is time for NCAA basketball to get rolling. There are a lot of new faces in the college game this year. There are also seasoned ones as well. Regardless of who steps out on the court for the 351 Division 1 basketball teams this season there will be madness. The only real question is, are you ready for the madness that is about to ensue? Ryan and Bryan give their take on who will be power house teams this season and if they are ready for all of the excitement that college basketball has to offer.

one of the March Madness games. This season looks to be another promising one as well. Freshmen like Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Jabari Parker are going to add a spark to college hoops. Not only will the freshmen be exciting to watch but the usual faces of the game will be ready to play. Players like University of Florida shooting guard Kenny Boynton and Syracuse University big man C.J. Fair will be ready to make noise in their senior seasons. When it comes to the overall team performance I expect the usual powerhouses like Duke and Michigan State University to make noise. Also teams like Marquette University and La Salle University can make some noise. College basketball is an exciting time for fans and college campuses. It is a sport that gets a lot of recognition and it should. It is popular in the United States and is a great chance for the players to show everyone, including pro scouts — they have what it takes to play on the big stage.

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SU Sports Upcoming Schedule HOME GAMES IN CAPS

Football Nov. 16 vs. IUP 1 p.m. Volleyball Nov. 15 at Lock Haven 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at University of Pitt-Johnstown 1 p.m. Courtesy of Google Images Syracuse Orange senior C.J. Fair (5) is going to be one of the biggest stars in NCAA basketball when he steps on to the court this season.


stand it. There are way to many teams to try and folRyan: low so I do not even bother. I am more than ready for In my opinion, there are college basketball to be in two levels of college sports full swing this season. Last fans. There are fans who year ended with a bang cheer for the university that when the University of Louthey attend, or they are isville won the national tialumni. The second type of tle after their guard, Kevin fan is the one who will cheer Ware broke his leg during for a team to which they have no connection to. There is a strange level of fandom that comes along with fans of college basketball. I do not want to hear about college kids playing basketball across the country. The time of March Madness is really the only time that I will watch any college basketball. This seems like one of the most exciting times in sports and it is almost impossible not to watch some of the games, mostly because the games are on several different channels now. I understand that people are excited for the start of college basketball, but do not force the issue. If you want to like a team, go ahead and enjoy the season, but do not talk to me about college basketball unCourtesy of Google Images til March. The Michigan State Spartans are going to look to get back to March Madness again this season. When I hear about the start of college basketball, I can only ask, is it March yet? If not, I am not interested. I think I am in the minority of people who are not very interested in college basketball, but I just don’t under-

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New look for men’s basketball

Raiders excited for a new start and a new system RYAN TREXLER Sports Editor

The Shippensburg University men’s basketball team has gone through some changes during the off season. With the acquisition of new head coach Chris Fite, the Raiders will have a new look once they step out on the court to begin the 2013–14 season. Fite left behind his seven seasons at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he served as the assistant coach to Joe Lombardi, IUP’s current coach. Fite is a coach who focuses on defense. “I just think for us the culture has got to change. It has to be a work mentality,” Fite said. “We have to focus on the day-to-day processes. We just need to come with the mentality that we will not be outworked.” The Raiders are going to need a strong work ethic if they want to compete in a tough PSAC division. In the preseason poll the Raiders were picked ninth in the PSAC East Division, being that they lost two key players in Reggie Charles and Tyhiem Perrin. Charles was the go-to man for the Raider offense last season, averaging 14 points per game, the most on the Raider squad. Despite the key losses, the

Raiders do have a few key returning players in Dylan Edgar, Tony Ellis and Joe Lococo. Edgar is the only returning All-PSAC player for SU. Edgar averaged 13.5 points and 7.4 rebounds for the Raiders last season, earning him a preseason AllPSAC player nomination. Unfortunately Edgar is currently battling a knee injury and could miss the start of the season. “He’s an All-Conference player so anytime you lose a player of that caliber you have got to make some adjustments,” Fite said. “I think it is a great opportunity for the big men who are in the system to step up and get some extra minutes. I think it is going to make us a stronger team in the long run.” One of SU’s big men who will need to step in and fill the void will be Tony Ellis. Ellis made a big impact on the Raider squad in his freshman season. The 6-foot5-inch forward averaged 4.7 points per game last season for the Raiders. Despite being listed as a forward, Ellis gathered 137 total rebounds for SU last year. “We are just trying to build on the mistakes we had last year. We are learning to play as a team, not play individual basketball,” Ellis said.

SU has brought in some new faces to the organization during the offseason. “Abe Massaley is the freshman point guard we signed. He is the one true point we have in the system,” Fite said. “He is going to have a lot of responsibility and probably more than a freshman should have but he has impressed me so far.” Massaley is a 5-foot-11inch guard from Imhotep Institute Charter High School in Philadelphia, Pa. During his four seasons at Imhotep he accumulated four varsity letters and averaged 10 points per game under coach Andre Noble. The Raiders will be the underdogs this season because of the lack of veterans but are optimistic about how the season will turn out. “Teams are expecting us to be just Shippensburg. They are going to expect to just come in beat us. I think we, as a team, can come in and compete. I do think we have what it takes to compete,” Ellis said. The Raiders are scheduled to face Alderson-Broaddus University on Nov. 15 and Shepherd University on Nov. 16. Tipoff for both games is at 8 p.m. and will be played inside Heiges Field House as part of the annual Wolf’s Bus Line Classic hosted by the Raiders.

File Photo Sam Pygatt (left) is going to play a big role for the Raiders during his junior year as SU’s guard.

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Getting the better NBA draft pick

Andrew Wiggins (left) is predicted to be one of the best college basketball players to ever touch the court.


Guest Columnist Every team in the National Basketball Association wants to contend for an NBA Championship. For the past couple of years, the most common way for teams to become a championship contender is to build “super teams.” These teams are built around multiple all-star caliber players; a perfect example of this is the Miami Heat. Miami is a team built around three key players; Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and is currently the two-time defending NBA champs. Not all teams can lure in free agents like the Miami Heat did when they acquired James and Bosh and re-signed Wade in 2010. Not every team has the money to pay players like Wade, James and Bosh. Some teams play in cities that just are not popular markets for free agents. For

teams who have these problems, their best option is to build through the NBA draft. That is what a number of teams are doing this year. For example the Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns are teams that are intending to rebuild in the 2014 NBA draft. Which many people believe the 2015 draft will be the best in years, in terms of talent. This year, a popular trend in terms of drafting NBA players is tanking. Tanking is when a team’s roster is filled with young, mediocre and inexperienced players so that the team is designed to lose as many regular season games as possible. Teams tank to help secure a high pick in the draft. The NBA draft is based on a lottery system. The 14 teams that do not make the playoffs are entered into a lottery. The teams with the worst regular season records have the best chance of winning the lottery with the prize being the first overall pick in

the draft. Tanking has become so popular this year because of one person, Andrew Wiggins the 18-year-old freshman from Ontario, Canada. Wiggins was the No. 1 ranked player in the country coming out of high school this past year and will be playing for the University of Kansas. Wiggins is a very athletic, versatile and skilled player. Wiggins has not played a game in the NBA and has already been compared to NBA all-stars like James and Kevin Durant. Many NBA experts expect Wiggins to leave Kansas after his freshman year and enter the 2014 NBA draft. Players like Wiggins do not come along often. He is the type of player a team can build around for the next 10 years. That is why multiple teams this year are “Tanking for Wiggins,” losing games in an attempt to draft a one-of-akind player who around which a team owner can begin to build a championship team.



November 12, 2013

Jill Edwards: Leaving a legacy at Shippensburg

CARA SHUMAKER Editor-in-Chief

“Wooop! Wooop!” Every game is filled with cheers, high fives and Jill Edwards’ siren-esque battle cry. From the start of warm-ups until the last point, the occasional “Woop! Woop!” echoes throughout Heiges Field House. Edwards, a senior at Shippensburg University, has been perfecting her rally call since her volleyball career began in middle school. “She has a will to win like nobody else I ever coached,” Edwards’ high school coach Bonnie O’Connor said. “She would hit the ball so hard it went out of bounds. She kept working and working and became an incredible player.” She began playing club volleyball, which is where most college scouts go to find their recruits, in eighth grade. However, when she reached high school, Panther Creek had just started a volleyball program and the team was all freshmen and sophomores. On a team full of ninth and 10th graders consistently play-

ing against 11th and 12th graders, Edwards’ skills developed and improved quickly. Playing at the club level also helped. “Jill is passionate about the game and acts on that passion,” O’Connor said. “When she gets motivated she is good at making other players step up. She gets people around her to work hard.” As her high school years went by, Edwards wanted to keep getting better and continue her volleyball career in college. She came to a camp at SU in 2009, the summer before her senior year — and that is when she met head coach Leanne Piscotty as well as the rest of the SU volleyball squad. “I got to be campers with a lot of the girls who just graduated,” Edwards said. “I loved the girls and the coaching staff and it made my decision a lot easier.” Edwards joined the volleyball team as a freshman and immediately started taking teams by surprise. In her debut season, she earned PSAC Eastern Division Rookie of the Year, All-PSAC First Team, and Daktronics All-Atlantic Region Second Team. By the end of the regular

season she led the PSAC with 458 kills, ranked 39th in Division II in kills per set and added a .229 hitting percentage. “My freshman year I took teams by surprise. They weren’t sure who this freshman was,” Edwards said. “Each year I have learned that I have more expectations. When you’re younger, you’re allowed to make more errors and they understand that you’re still growing. By your senior year, you should be developed and confident and able to lead the team.” In the 2013 season, Edwards has racked up 477 kills (as of Nov. 12) in 31 games. She already holds the record for most career kills, surpassing the 1,000-kill mark and breaking the previous record during her junior campaign. “She’s improved every year,” Piscotty said. “She’s become a better passer. She transitions much better and works really hard off the ball and gets a big approach for all of her attacks. She didn’t always do that and now she always does.” Edwards is well on her way to 2,000 career kills, an incredible feat. She only needs 24 more kills with

two regular season matches remaining. Piscotty is confident Edwards will surpass the goal, especially because she — and Edwards — hopes the team will advance past the PSAC Quarterfinal. “We’re still learning how to play with each other and that’s a good thing,” Edwards said. “Toward the end of the season we’re going to have had that time and that energy focused on developing where we’re going to really take off.” When Edwards came to that volleyball camp in 2009, she played with and met many of the seniors who graduated in May 2013. The chemistry between that team and this year’s team is drastically different. There is a large freshman class this year with only two seniors and no juniors. The team is young, so Edwards’ leadership skills have been critical this year. “I think it is crucial to the development of the program as a leader, having very high standards, leading by example and leading by performance,” Piscotty said. “We have a really talented group of freshmen,” Edwards said. “By

leading them I try to instill that confidence of, ‘Know what you’re capable of. Know what you can bring to the table. Feel good about how you left the court. Always work hard. You don’t want to have any regrets.’” Edwards has had other leadership experience when she coaches at Revolution Volleyball Club in Chambersburg, Pa. Piscotty said Edwards’ volleyball IQ has soared not only from playing, but also from coaching. Piscotty said this year in particular, Edwards’ defense has been phenomenal. She has 291 digs and 36 block attempts. Piscotty added that Edwards is reading her opponents extremely well and becoming faster. With such a young team, Edwards is working closely with the freshmen and sophomores to ensure the legacy that SU volleyball has established stays in tact. “It’s a totally different Shippensburg volleyball than what I’ve known for the past three years, but entirely fun in its own way,” Edwards said. “They’re just a fun energy and excited about all the stuff that comes with college, let alone volleyball.”

Photos by Cara Shumaker

Jill Edwards has been a starter on the Raiders squad since she enrolled at SU in 2010 and has made a huge impact for the Raiders in every single match she has played, especially in her senior season.


November 12, 2013


Raider football tramples Cheyney Wolves

SU’s defense shuts out the Wolves’ offense, notching the Raiders only shutout of the 2013 season Ryan Trexler Sports Editor

The Shippensburg University football team hit the road on Saturday afternoon to play Cheyney University in their final PSAC East matchup of the season. The Raiders came out with a dominating 42–0 victory. The Raiders set the tone for the game when they scored twice in the first quarter. SU’s first score came after Zach Zulli found Trevor Harman for a 10-yard touchdown pass just seven minutes into the game. The Raiders struck again with 18 seconds left in the first quarter when Shannon Maura ran in a 1-yard touchdown, putting the Raiders up 14–0 early in the game. Maura finished the game

with a season-high 15 carries for 95 yards to go along with his one touchdown. The Raiders struck once more in the opening half when Zulli found Harman again for a 6-yard touchdown pass, SU took a comfortable 21–0 lead into halftime. The second half shadowed the first with the Raiders scoring three more times before the game came to a close. The first score after halftime was another Zullito-Harman connection, this one for 49 yards. Harman finished the day with three touchdowns, eight catches and 96 yards. The Wolves defense put a stop to Harman’s eight consecutive games with 100 plus yards receiving, dating back to Sept. 14 of this year. Zulli then found tight end Alex Kuljian for a 4-yard touchdown pass.

Zulli finished the afternoon completeing 31 of his 47 passing attempts for 304 yards and four touchdowns. Raider freshman Anthony Williams finished off SU’s scoring when he ran scored off a 21-yard run, solidifying SU’s dominate victory. SU’s offensive performance was equally matched by its defense. The Raiders held the Wolves to just 102 total yards of offense. The Raiders’ defense was led by Trevor Mack and Sean Sadosky who both recorded six tackles each. Raider defensive end Jake Metz contributed five total tackles and one tackle for a loss in SU’s big victory. The Raiders now move on to the final regular season game of the 2013 season when they face Indiana University of Pa. next week at Seth Grove Stadium. KickPhoto by Scott Hoopes off is set for 1 p.m. SU freshman Anthony Williams (35) finds a hole in the Wolves defense and takes off up the field.



November 12, 2013

Women’s soccer playoff run comes to a halt

The Raiders fought for 110 minutes of play but ultimately fell to the Vulcans in a shootout Ryan Trexler Sports Editor

The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team was fresh off an overtime victory over Edinboro University when it traveled to California University of Pa. to take on the Vulcans in the PSAC semifinals Friday afternoon. SU lost a heartbreaking match in overtime penalty kicks, 3–2. The Vulcans dominated the Raider offense throughout the entire game, but SU’s defense stepped up big when it was needed. The first half consisted of the Raiders being

outshot by CU 7–2, but senior Raider goalkeeper Shelbie Rackley saved the shots on goal that the Vulcans took. SU seniors Rachel Hess and Kylee Bricker recorded the Raiders two shots in the first half, both sailed wide of the net. The second half continued with CU’s dominant offense controlling the game but the Raider defense did not back down. SU was outshot by CU 5–0 in the second half, but Rackley recorded two saves. The game needed extra time to decide a winner, two overtime periods to be exact. The semifinal matchup was the eighth time this season that the

Raiders needed overtime to decide a victor. In the first overtime period SU senior Kate Zech had an opportunity late in the period to win the game for the Raiders when she took a shot that hit the post and bounced away, keeping the game tied at zero. The Vulcans fired off two shots in the first overtime period, both of which Rackley saved again. The second overtime period was a quiet one — neither team was able to record a shot. The game needed to be decided via penalty stroke attempts. SU’s Hess and Kaila Dautrich made the first and third shots,

with Raider Haley Jones missing the second. The Vulcans made their first three penalty shots but missed the fourth, leaving the Raiders with a chance to win if they could make their final two shots. Unfortunately for the Raiders their last two shots were wide, ending the Raiders chances of another dramatic victory. The Raiders finished the year 11–5–3 overall and a .658 overall winning percentage. The Raiders did make history this year when they finished the regular season 8–0–1 at home. SU made a good run at the PSAC title but fell just short of Photo by Ryan Trexler hoisting the trophy. Kylee Bricker recorded one of the Raiders’ three shots in Friday’s hard fought loss.

Field hockey suffers heartbreak loss to MU Ryan Trexler Sports Editor

The Shippensburg University field hockey team had its 18-game winning streak come to an abrupt end when it fell to Millersville University 1–0 on Saturday afternoon in the PSAC Championship game. The game started with back-and-forth action as the Raiders pressed the Marauder defense. MU’s defense held strong, especially goalie Lauren Sotzin. SU outshot MU in the first half 6–3, but Sotzin held strong with five saves. Senior Raider goalie Carenna Neely was

equally as dominate, recording two saves in the first half. The Raiders had an excellent opportunity to get on the board late in the first half when senior Bre White shot the ball but it went wide. White finished the game with a team leading five shots, three of which were on goal. The second half began with the same back-andforth action, but just 11 minutes into the second half MU junior Rachel Dickinson capitalized on a penalty stroke that snuck by the SU goalie and into the back of the cage. The goal put the Marauders ahead 1–0. The Raiders attemped a

late-game surge, recording 12 total shots in the final 24 minutes of play but their efforts came up short. The Raiders outshot the Marauders 19–5 and held a 16–7 advantage in penalty corners but SU could not find the back of the cage. Even though the Raiders suffered a heartbreaking defeat, their season is not finished. SU will have the opportunity to play in the NCAA DII field hockey championships which begin on Nov. 16. SU received a first round bye in the NCAA playoffs and will play the winner of MU and West Chester Univeristy on Raider senior Ari Saytar (left) moves the ball past a Marauder defender during the PSAC championship game. Nov. 22.

Photos by Ryan Trexler

Even though the Raiders dropped a hard-fought game against the Marauders, they will need to continue to stand together if they want to make a run at the NCAA National Championship trophy.


November 12, 2013


Senior Dylan Edgar prepares to return to the court

Casey Maun

Staff Writer After losing 79–69 to Millersville University in the first round of the playoffs on March 2, the Shippensburg University men’s basketball team was set for an eight-month offseason to prepare for the next year. However, this offseason has been different from years past as the Raiders enter the 2013-14 campaign under the helm of first-year head coach Chris Fite. But one constant for the Raiders was their presence in the paint with the 6-foot-10inch senior Dylan Edgar. Following a long summer of basketball workouts and conditioning, Edgar was eager for his senior season to begin. However, Edgar’s excitement quickly faded in the beginning of September during the team’s second week of conditioning. “We were doing individual workouts at the Rec [ShipRec Recreation Center] on the rubber floors. The last thing we did was post-workout drop-step dunks,” Edgar said. “I twisted wrong and I felt something tear.” According to Edgar, the next few

weeks were spent in doctor appointments conducting tests on his knee. Then three weeks later, Edgar received the news. He had a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. With one quick twist, Edgar’s best summer of workouts went to the wayside and his next step was surgery. “It’s so disheartening when you put all the work in over six or seven months and then you have to rush back to get healthy to try to be on the court as soon as possible,” Edgar said. Following his surgery, Edgar was faced with a decision; whether or not to play this season. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, student-athletes are generally allowed to play a sport for four years. However, student-athletes also have the ability to redshirt, meaning the student-athlete is enrolled in classes, is a member of the team and participates in practices, but does not compete. According to Edgar, he will be returning to SU for the fall semester of 2014 in order to complete his undergraduate degree in finance. Because he will still be enrolled in

classes next year, Edgar said the option of redshirting is a possibility whereas he would not consider it if he were not returning next year. However, Edgar said, “Look to me playing as of now. But, I won’t play until I’m 100 percent comfortable.” Wesley Mallicone, SU Director of Sports Medicine, said Edgar’s rehab is anticipated to take roughly four to six weeks because he tore his lateral meniscus. “The lateral meniscus [outside of the knee] takes longer to recover than the medial meniscus [inside of the knee], which takes about two to four weeks to recover,” Mallicone said. “But, it varies with everyone. Each person recovers at different rates.” Furthermore, Mallicone said Edgar underwent a meniscectomy, which is the process of removing the torn portion of the meniscus. Mallicone said the recovery time for a meniscectomy is much quicker in comparison to the alternative — a meniscal repair, which is the process of sewing the meniscus back together. - For the full story on Dylan Edgar visit


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

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Seton Hill.................. 1-0 Slippery Rock............ 1-1 Clarion....................... 0-0 Edinboro................... 0-0 Gannon...................... 0-0 IUP............................. 0-0 Mercyhurst............... 0-0 Pitt-Johnstown......... 0-0 California.................. 0-2


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ESU 90, St. Thomas Aquinas 65 Shepherd University 83, California 77 Seton Hill 90, Univ. Pitt at Greensburg 54 Univ. of Charleston 73, Slippery Rock 68 Franklin Pierce Univ. 74, Mansfield 71

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

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School W-L IUP............................. 1-0 Clarion....................... 0-0 Edinboro................... 0-0 Gannon...................... 0-0 Mercyhurst............... 0-0 Pitt-Johnstown......... 0-0 Seton Hill.................. 0-0 California.................. 0-1 Slippery Rock............ 0-1


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Bloomsburg 97, Chestnut Hill 57 Ursuline College 86, Slippery Rock 65 Millersville 91, California of Pa. 76 Merrimack College 86, Mansfield 77 Philadelphia Univ. 90, West Chester 87 Lock Haven 82, Wilmington (Del.) 74 Glenville State 111, Kutztown 78


IUP 56, Bluefield State 45 Coppin State University 75, Cheyney 43

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Univ. of Charleston 65, California 55 Slippery Rock 76, Shepherd 68

Millersville 1, Shippensburg 0

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*Slippery Rock......... 9-1 IUP............................. 8-2 California.................. 6-4 Mercyhurst............... 6-4 Gannon...................... 5-5 Edinboro................... 5-5 Clarion....................... 4-6 Seton Hill.................. 0-10 * Will play for PSAC Championship



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*Bloomsburg............ 9-1 West Chester............. 9-1 Shippensburg........... 7-3 East Stroudsburg...... 7-3 Lock Haven............... 3-7 Kutztown.................. 3-7 Millersville................ 1-9 Cheyney.................... 0-10

Lincoln University 69, West Chester 60

Millersville 1, West Chester 0

Photo by Casey Maun Edgar treats his knee in the training room of Heiges Field House as part of his daily routine.

(1) Shippensburg..... 26-7 (2) Pitt-Johnstown... 22-8 * Lock Haven............ 19-13 * Millersville............. 16-13 West Chester............. 14-17 Kutztown.................. 12-18 East Stroudsburg...... 6-26 Cheyney.................... 5-25

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* Clarion.................... 30-2 * California............... 26-5 * Seton Hill................ 26-8 Gannon...................... 17-12 Mercyhurst............... 16-14 IUP............................. 12-20 Edinboro................... 17-12 Slippery Rock............ 10-23 * Clinched PSAC Tournament Berth () PSAC Tournament Seed


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