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SU celebrates completion of Residence Halls Phase 1 Cassandra Clarhaut Staff Writer

“Students first” was the primary message on Friday, Feb. 1 at the ribboncutting ceremony held in Presidents Hall, one of three new additions to Shippensburg University’s renovation project. “You are on the first floor of a four-story hotel,” University President William Ruud said. With large flat-screen televisions, artsy décor throughout a spacious study room and lounge, game room complete with kitchen and a modern archway entrance, Presidents Hall is just short of a hotel in that it lacks a pool. And that was just the first floor. The first phase in the three-stage process that began 15 months ago came to a close Friday with remarks from Ruud, the council of trustees, the development team, Vice President of Student Affairs Roger Serr and President of the Student Association Ethan Goldbach.

Immediately following the celebration of Phase 1, the ground-breaking of Phase 2 took place between the original Harley Hall and new Presidents Hall. Ruud announced that Phase 2, with completion expected in August 2014, will bring students more of the “modern facilities in which they can live and learn.” Along with new buildings comes a new term: residence halls. Dormitories or “dorms” have been replaced, but for many alumni and students, the old habit dies hard. Darrell Miller, president of Student Services and a former resident of both Old Main and Naugle Hall, a double graduate of SU, shared that it was a difficult transition to say “residence hall.” He also spoke on what he thought were the most important aspects of the university’s partnership with the development team; on-time completion, remaining on budget and 95 percent student occupancy of rooms.

Warren Burke, vice president of development for Campus Apartments, has worked on small projects from Georgia to Philadelphia, but never has he had such a “flawless” partnership, which can only lead to confidence in the Phase 2 aspect of renovation. Minor issues, such as complaints of varying shower water temperature, have been voiced, however overall, students seem happy about their new homes in McLean Hall 2, Presidents Hall SU celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Presidents Hall, one of three new and Seavers Hall. In addition to creating residence halls. a homey environment for 924 students, Phase 1 offers a new wellness center that contains both counseling and health centers in one, as well as a new home for the honors program, soon to be renamed the “Honors College.” As what Goldbach referred to as “the culmination of years of work” has ended, there are still two phases to watch as Shippensburg’s new landscape unfolds, the third and final estimated to reach completion in August 2015. Photos by Alexa Bryant

Students help with the ground-breaking process on Friday, Feb. 1

Students share pros and cons of new Residence Halls Colleen Bauer News Editor

Shippensburg University recently completed the first phase of a three-phase housing project. In January, students moved into the new buildings — Presidents Hall, McClean Hall II and Seavers Hall. Although the new suitestyle dormitories include many favorable amenities the older buildings did not, students feel there are still

some things they would change. One of the amenities that are different is there are laundry rooms on each floor, rather than just one room in the basement. However, there are only two washers and dryers per floor, making it difficult for everyone on a floor to share. SU freshman Nickolys Hinton, a resident in Presidents Hall, thinks most aspects of the dorms are enjoyable, but sees a bit of room for improvement.

“Plain and simple, they are the nicest dorms I know of for any college campus that I have visited or heard of. Though they have some quirks that are being addressed, it is a completely different experience from any other living place for students attending SU and certainly an enjoyable difference,” Hinton said. Some of the problems Hinton has seen are faulty thermostats that are hard to use, hot and cold water labels on faucets back-

ward, and he says taller people might have a hard time sitting in the new desks since they are smaller. Seavers resident Sam New, a junior at SU, found the floor she lives on seems to be crooked, and the bottom drawer of her desk does not stay closed properly because of this. She also said her window does not close properly after having been opened just once. However, one of the amenities she really enjoys

is having her own bathroom. “I like the new dorms and having my own bathroom is great, but I feel like they built them in a hurry so things got overlooked. Basically, they are nice to live in but they do have some issues to work out,” New said. Although there are some issues to be fixed in the new buildings, the amenities are much more luxurious and the rooms are

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much more spacious than the ones in the old buildings. The buildings are very contemporary and are an absolute upgrade from the older buildings, which are from the 1960s.


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PASSHE, APSCUF agree on framework for new contract William Kauffman News Editor

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) announced Sunday morning that they have agreed on a framework for a new contract. The agreement comes after slow-moving negotiations that centered on active and retiree health care and distance education, which have been points of conflict throughout this more than year-long process. The two sides negotiated into the late-night and early-morning hours on

Friday and Saturday. Specifics about the tentative proposal are unavailable and many more steps are involved until the deal can be finalized. “Hopefully this will lead to a final resolution,” Kenn Marshall, media relations manager for PASSHE, said. “We have the framework for the agreement. There are several steps that need to be taken yet, but hopefully this will resolve it,” Marshall said. In November 2012, members of APSCUF at the 14 schools in PASSHE voted to authorize a strike. They have been without a contract since July 2011. The provisions have not yet been forwarded to APSCUF chapter presidents, who will further negoti-

ate the deal with PASSHE before taking a vote from membership; granted all goes smoothly until then. “At this point one must remain vigilant to ensure that the proposal is neither hastily approved nor allowed to unravel due to missteps,” Brendan Finucane, president of the SU chapter of APSCUF, said. “We hope that the contract will appropriately reward our faculty for their dedicated service to their students throughout the Commonwealth, and that our students will continue to learn within a high quality educational environment,” Finucane said. More details are expected as soon as this week. Check online at www. theslateonline.com to keep updated.

Police Logs THEFT On Monday, Jan. 28, university police received a theft report from an employee at Reisner Dining Hall. The caller reported that they had a cooking demonstration in the building on Thursday evening, Jan. 24, and had left out two new mixers that they had used for the demonstration. On Friday morning when he returned to work, the employee noticed that both of the mixers were gone. On Monday, Jan. 28, the same employee came back to work and found that both boxes and one of the mixers had reappeared. One of the mixers is still missing and presumed stolen. The missing mixer is valued at approximately $500. The incident is still under investigation. UNDERAGE DRINKING On Friday, Feb. 1, at approximately 12:24 a.m., university police were dispatched to the second floor lounge of Presidents Hall to assist the residence hall staff with an intoxicated female student. Officers arrived and located the female in question seated on a couch in the lounge. The staff reported that the female had been observed staggering and having difficulty walking, and observed her fall down. The female was identified as Erin C. Meade, 18, of Presidents Hall. Meade showed obvious signs of intoxication, and had minor injuries to her face and left hand from her fall. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene and Meade was transported to Chambersburg Hospital for further evaluation and treatment. A citation was later filed against Meade charging her with underage drinking. UNDERAGE DRINKING On Saturday, Feb. 2, at approximately 2:06 a.m., university police were dispatched to the third floor study lounge of McLean Hall to assist the residence hall staff with an intoxicated male student. Officers arrived and located the male in question seated in the study lounge. The male was identified as David Nicholas Welch, 18, of McLean Hall. Welch showed obvious signs of intoxication, admitted to consuming alcohol, and was given a portable breath test that showed positive results for the presence of alcohol. Welch was issued a citation for underage drinking and was then released.

Political Pabulum Raising the roof in the Senate...again. Giuseppe Macri

Staff Columnist There was nothing to fear except partisanship itself in the Senate Thursday, Jan. 31 as lawmakers passed a bill raising the debt ceiling to May in anticipation of unsuccessful negotiations in March. Fearing the March deadline too close for successful fiscal cliff negotiations on hyper-partisan Capitol Hill, the democratically-controlled Senate passed the bill with a 64–34 vote. The measure is expected to be signed into law by President Barack Obama and will give Republican and Democratic congressman breathing room to find common ground on key fiscal cliff issues like taxes, deficit spending and balanced budgeting. Postponing the threat of sequestration and a government shutdown through July, the bill raises the debt ceiling to $16.4 trillion. The Republican House and Democratic Senate have until the May deadline to reach a budget agreement before congressional paychecks are withheld as part of the law. The highly publicized cliff-side duel between Obama and House Speaker John Boehner has already frightened markets into reducing the U.S. credit rating. The fragile economy showed significant slowing as a result during its

biggest quarter last December. Gun control also occupied new headroom in the Senate last week as former Democratic Representative from Arizona Gabrielle Giffords made a statement in support of a new assault weapons ban drafted in the chamber. “Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important,” Giffords said to a panel weighing new gun legislation. “Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying. Too many children. We must do something. It will be hard, but the time is now. You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you. Thank you,” Giffords said. Gifford’s halting, slow, emotional speech was a dramatic reminder of the assassination attempt by a lone gunman in January of 2011 that left her with a traumatic brain injury, forcing her to resign her seat in the House. Other panels included the successful confirmation hearing of now-former Sen. John Kerry as the new 68th Secretary of State. The former Foreign Relations Committee chairman and Massachusetts senator since 1985 took the oath of office in the Senate Foreign Relations Room Friday evening. Kerry was confirmed by a vote of 94–3. “As a senator, as a member of this committee, and as a chairman, John has already built

strong relationships with leaders across the world, which will allow him to step seamlessly into the role of Secretary of State,” Sen. Bob Menendez, DN.J. said. Menendez served on the Foreign Relations Committee with Kerry. “Sen. Kerry will need no introduction to the world’s political and military leaders and will begin day one fully conversant not only with the intricacies of U.S. foreign policy but able to act on a multitude of international stages,” Menendez said. In a less successful Senate hearing, former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel faced fierce opposition from his own party over his Secretary of Defense nomination by Obama, and has yet to be confirmed. Delayed policy deadlines and contentious confirmation appointments confirm that no amount of fear is going to back down anyone’s partisanship politics on Capitol Hill anytime soon.


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SU students, faculty, alumni March for Humanity

SU students begin their march outside the CUB.

Codie Eash

Staff Writer Despite freezing temperatures and brisk winds, about 100 Shippensburg University students, faculty, alumni and special guests marched for the 25th consecutive year in the name of humanity on Thursday, Jan. 31. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement, the march was preceded by a presentation complete with singing, dancing, chanting and speaking, all of which were sponsored by the SU Office of Multicultural Affairs and the SU African American Organization. The CUB MPR housed the preceding events, which began with Jetta Alberts, president of the SU African American Organization, giving her thoughts on the meaning of the march. “We are here today to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,” Alberts said. The celebration was evident, as images and quotes from prominent civil rights leaders flashed across the large projector screens around the room during the presentations. The theme of the event was “One Race. One Humanity. One March.” Barbara Lyman, SU pro-

vost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, took the event’s purpose one step further, claiming, “We must do more than march. We will not be able to solve problems if we do not know their dimension.” Before going on to say 13 percent of the U.S. population was impoverished in 1968, compared to 15 percent today. “We must creatively address persistent effects of poverty,” Lyman said. Following Lyman, several students and student organizations gave their take on what the day meant to them, until eventually the keynote speaker, Marvin Worthy, took the stage following an introduction by Alberts. Worthy, an SU graduate, president and CEO of Worthy Consulting and Training, and a recipient of multiple awards for his humanitarian efforts, began his remarks by saying he was speaking at the March for Humanity “not out of obligation but out of expectation.” “Dare to do more than enough so the dream can take part in all areas of this nation,” Worthy said. Upon continuing with a brief synopsis of King and his work, Worthy began to tell a vivid story that focused on King viewing the U.S. from an aerial view, “the view of a king,” as

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Several students performed at the March to celebrate the life of King.

Worthy explained it. Worthy described King’s view of the people of the U.S. as showing sacrifice, service and selflessness for themselves and one another. Eventually, Worthy painted a darker picture for the audience, detailing King’s view of the difficulties of war, drug use, disease and a struggling economy. “My charge for you today is to understand and to embrace the following: You are the dream. You are the promise. You are Photo by Codie Eash the leaders. Include and Students march across campus as they wave signs to honor the legacy of King. not exclude. March,” Worthy said as his closing remarks. Following his speech, supporters set out to march. Starting down Cumberland Drive and traveling around the central portion of campus, the marchers chanted, waved signs and smiled. “We have marched today because they marched. Regardless of the weather conditions, they marched. It may be bitter cold outside, but we must march,” Worthy said. The March for Humanity was the final of three SU events honoring the legacy of King.

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Marvin Worthy was the keynote speaker at the March for Humanity.


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SU Council of Trustees grants relief from summer fees CASEY MAUN

Staff Writer The Shippensburg University Council of Trustees unanimously approved new summer fees at Friday afternoon’s trustee meeting inside the Old Main Chapel. According to Barbara G. Lyman, SU provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs, the proposal for new summer fees focused on providing relief within the areas of concern with internships and K-12 Educator’s Institute. Lyman first explained that the change in fees for summer internships deals with those who are located off campus. Because of the off-campus locations, students began to complain that some of the fees were not applicable to them as they were unable to take advan-

tage of the resources they were paying for including: student union fee, student activity fee, comprehensive health fee and student recreation fee. Therefore, the trustees approved the motion to eliminate these four fees for those students who participate in an off-campus internship. According to Lyman, this reduction in summer fees will eliminate $70 worth of fees which equates to a total savings of $210 per three-credit off-campus internship. “We do not want students to be discouraged from taking internships because of fees they see as high or unfair,” Lyman said. In addition to off-campus internships, the approved proposal also provides relief from summer fees for PCDE’s one-to-two-week intensive on-campus K–12

Educator Classes. According to Lyman, these one-totwo week intensive classes are designed for full-time K–12 teachers seeking extra professional development. The proposal explains that prior to the university’s use of Banner, teachers participating in these programs were required to pay for tuition (which the school districts cover) and the educational services fee and technology tuition Fee. However, following the use of Banner for the summer of 2012, the teachers enrolled in the courses began to express their unhappiness with the additional fees they were facing of which they would not be taking advantage, such as the student union fee and the comprehensive health fee. Lyman explained that

following the unanimous approval, teachers participating in the PCDE K–12 courses will once again be exempt from paying the student union fee and the comprehensive health fee. This alteration saves teachers $35 per credit or $105 per three-credit course. According to the proposal, SU’s competitors have the ability to provide students with an invoice with the tuition and all fees in one lump sum allowing the school districts to pay for all of it. Therefore, the removal of the summer fees was not only for practical matters, but it was also for competitive purposes. In addition to the approval of the alterations to the summer fees, SU President William Ruud announced that Gov. Tom Corbett will give his bud-

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SU President William Ruud and Chairman B. Michael Schaul at the Trustees Meeting. get address next Tuesday, Feb. 6, at which time the university will learn of any funding from the state. Following Ruud, Deborah Jacobs, an APSCUF representative, spoke to inform the trustees about the current state of the faculty contract talks as well as the potential of a strike. According to Jacobs, healthcare seems to be the main problem with regard

to the terms of the agreement. However, she said, “We expect to complete the semester as we always have.” Finally, the Council of Trustees approved Ruud’s performance evaluation. The evaluation will now be forwarded to the Board of Governors where it will be used for future contract extensions. Ruud’s contract expires June 30, 2015.


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Reisner Dining Hall is not a takeout food restaurant

SAMANTHA NOVIELLO Opinion Editor

Last week my friend and I joined each other for lunch in Reisner Dining Hall. She got two bananas and an apple to enjoy when we heard someone’s voice say, “Excuse me, Miss?” It was a man who works in Reisner, calling for my

friend’s attention to tell her that the food on our table could not leave the buidling. I have one of the lowest meal plans available and I am still paying $1,000 a semester to eat at Shippensburg University. Now, we all know the dining hall does not have the best food, but a kid has got to eat. So here is my question: why can we not take fruit out of Reisner? I have thought long and hard about this and the only conclusion I have come to is that students have thrown food outside and ruined our chances. It really is not my fault the some of my fellow students are immature and cannot handle the responsibility of walking with food back to where they live.

But I think it is kind of ridiculous that I cannot bring some fruit back to my apartment to eat at a later time, when I know I am not eating $1,000 worth of food in the dining hall. I just want to get my money’s worth. Is that so bad? As someone who lives in an apartment, buying food takes up a lot of my money. I usually eat lunch on campus so all the rest of the food I have, I buy. So why should I have to buy fresh fruit when technically, I paid for the banana I want to eat in Reisner? This just makes no sense to me. The man in Reisner was not only rude about my friend having fruit on the table, but he assumed she was taking it.

I just wanted to ask him, having to go to the CUB and why does it even matter? spend more money to purI think that if I do not chase another one. finish my meal, I should be Having something to eat for later reminds me of the phrase teachers used to use when they did not want you “Reisner’s food is to go to the bathroom, “You not the best I have should have gone earlier.” ever had, so I think Well, maybe I did not they should relax a have to go earlier and maybe I was not hungry earlier, little bit about kids but I am now. wanting to take Reisner’s food is not the things out of the best I have ever had, so I building to eat for think they should relax a little bit about kids wantlater.” ing to take things out of the building to eat for later. Most of us are not rich able to take some home. kids at college, living off our Or if I need a snack for in parent’s food budgets and class or when I am walking being supplied with everyto the library after lunch, thing we need: I know I am that I should be able to take not. The fact that I have to an apple or banana without

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buy my own food really takes a toll on my need for healthy food because it is so expensive. This would be less of a hassle if I could get fruit from school. I never understood why we could not take food out, and I guess the excuse of being able to go to the CUB to do so makes sense, but I still do not like it. Reisner, a little tip: Let me take a banana home for breakfast the next day or an apple for a snack. What happens to all the left over food? Is it thrown out? If so that is wasteful. So rather than waste unwanted food, just let me have a snack to take with me to class.

SU parking lots; helpful or hassel on campus?

ANA GUENTHER

Asst. Opinion Editor Last Friday we all experienced the first snowstorm of the new semester here at Shippensburg. I hate winter. I hate snow. So, when I awoke to both of these harassing elements last Friday morning the first thought to creep into my head was walking to class. I live off campus and do not have a parking pass because my apartment is not too far from campus. With this in mind, I wavered on two decisions.

One, cut my losses and skip class. Two, drive to campus, and gamble that I would not receive a parking ticket. Considering it was the first week of classes I accepted the latter option and began warming up my car. I drove to the parking lot just behind the CUB and chose a spot that appeared to have suitable walking distance to my class. I got out of my car, locked the door and headed to class like the semi-responsible student I am. When I returned from an invigorating 50 minutes of literature, I was greeted by a tiny yellow piece of paper on my windshield. After rescuing what I learned was actually an envelope from the snow that had accumulated on top, I came face to face with the first parking ticket I had ever received. I knew that I was gambling by parking here, and yet I did it anyway. At first, I was angry and upset because believe it or not that was my first run-in

with the law. My record was ruined. When I was driving back to my apartment cursing the Shippensburg Police Department in more than one way, a thought popped into my head. Why are there not more parking lots on campus? Now, there are places to park but you need to buy a parking pass for the year in order to park there. I think that is ridiculous. We pay enough in tuition and fees. Every college campus has parking fees and I do not think it is fair. Shippensburg students have to pay $65 for a parking decal while faculty only have to pay $1. For some students, driving is the only option they have in order to make it to their classes, which, they are paying for. So why should students pay any more? Honestly, until someone can give me a legitimate reason as to why I should pay so much to drive my

own car to get to school, I will continue to be bitter toward this. At Penn State University, at their main campus, parking permits for the year, depending on where students would like to park, are around $640 for the year. That is more than three months of my rent. Does anyone else think faculty should pay more? I do. If not, switch the prices of student and faculty parking, then at least, split the cost down the middle and have every spot be the same price. Some of the parking lots on campus are so far from campus that by the time I park and walk to class, I feel like I should have saved gas, and just walked instead. This is ridiculous. We are all making the effort to come to school everyday . We are poor college students, not Mark Zuckerberg.

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What Grinds My Gears: Boredom in Shippensburg

NICK SENTMAN

Asst. Sports Editor You know what grinds my gears? How boring it is in Shippensburg. Writing article after article about Shippensburg leaves me at a loss for ideas. Something needs to happen here. A man can only grind his gears so much

before he literally has no gears left to grind. I must say, when I take into consideration everything in the world I can talk for days, but Shippensburg just does not do it for me anymore. I figured that Shippensburg would be boring when I came here. I compare it best to a bad movie. The more you watch it, you continually pick up on things you hate, and by the time it is over with you just really have nothing more to say than it just was not good. Now I am not saying Shippensburg is not a place to get a good education because I have received a great education during my

time here. What I crave, and most others probably do also, is action, adventure, intrigue, mystery, fun and so much more. Shippensburg needs to have something to make it newsworthy in a sense that you actually enjoy what you are experiencing. I know there are many who do have fun here, but in a big city do you know many people who claim they are bored? I think not. Honestly the most exciting thing that happens here is when we have a bank get robbed or someone attacked. That is sad to admit, but nothing happens here. Late at night there is an “Amish Mafia” that rides

down the middle of town, ple. Maybe we need the but until they start some- cows on the farms to create some hostile takeover of the town, or have them go on strike. I am pretty sure that “Maybe we need would help me out with a the cows on the storyline. farms to create Instead, everything some hostile seems content. And by contakeover of the tent I mean nothing is antown, or have them gering me. Yes, stuff might in other go on strike. parts of the world, but in I am pretty sure Shippensburg I have the that would help me feelings of a blank slate. No pun intended. out with a I just want something to storyline.” crop-up and catch my negativity so that I can blast them the best way I know how: with the printed word. There is nothing interestthing with someone they will just be nothing more ing here anymore though. than harmless Amish peo- While you can talk about

the construction, or food at the Ceddia Union Building, or even the new dorms that is as far as we can go. Shippensburg has nothing to grind my gears, and I hope that changes in the upcoming weeks. I want to get back to the bitterness of judging things or people that make me think twice about humanity. Even when you are a cynic like me you get bored of the same old routine, day-in and day-out. Luckily, with each new day I am always surprised in some way, shape or form by the events of this small town so there is hope. Hope that next week something or someone new will grind my gears again.


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University Grill’s best tasting grilled cheese

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New dorms bring new memories for SU students

CHELSEA WEHKING Editor-in-Chief

All around campus, the sound of cascading bricks, shattering glass and growling bulldozers can be heard invading the quiet and serene campus to which we have grown accustomed. Older buildings sit vacant and dark, and slowly are transforming into unidentifiable piles of rubble. The second phase has begun. Last week brought the demolition of McCune Hall really signifying the end of the old Shippensburg Uni-

versity. Other dorms to follow are Seavers Apartments, Lackhove Hall, and my personal favorite, Kieffer Hall. All to make way for the new dorms like the new ones recently opened on campus. It is sad to see where your college life began disappear, especially when you are about to disappear from SU yourself. But progress is a necessary part of life, and rarely can you achieve things without sacrifices. Kieffer Hall was the building where I met my closest friends who I still cherish today. But it is also the building where mold grew on my wall, and had to be replaced. Kieffer was the building where I learned I could make it on my own. But it was also the building where the roof leaked and destroyed two of my textbooks. Kieffer was the building where I planned

my anticipated future. But it was also the building where I wore my winter coat in my room until maintenance fixed the heat. That place holds special memories for me, but it is undoubtedly time for it to go. As saddened as I am to see such a memorable place empty with a rapidly approaching expiration date, I know it is for the best. SU is breaking ground on a whole new chapter of the institution’s future, and creating the possibilities for more students, like me, to cherish memories of their college experiences. SU may be destroying the buildings where many memories were made, but no wrecking ball can destroy the memories we still laugh about amongst friends. Change is not always bad; usually it is for the best. It is how you embrace the change that really matters.

Sometimes the best way to judge a place is by how the simplest food is prepared. The University Grille, located on East King Street, serves one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I have ever had. I stopped by for a late lunch one day and could not make up my mind on what to order from the menu options, so my indecisiveness led to a classic: grilled cheese. The service was fast, so I had my sandwich in no time. The sandwich was cut sideways into two triangles, which is a great way to eat a grilled cheese sandwich compared to having it be cut down the middle in two rectangles.

The bread was nicely grilled and not too flat, which can be detrimental to a grilled cheese sandwich. It was not underdone nor overdone; it was just right and offered a satisfying crunch when I took a bite. The bread was crunchy on the edges, yet chewy in the center to offer a mix-up of texture. The cheese was a delicious consistency, and it pulled into a stringy mess when I took a bite. The sandwich was not too greasy either, but it was buttered perfectly. I also ordered a bowl of tomato bisque to go with it. Grilled cheese and tomato soup complement each other nicely. The bisque was well seasoned and really hot when it arrived at my

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Five tips for commuting to class in bad weather Anna Seils

Ship Life Editor The past few days have proved to be full of foul weather for Shippensburg, which means hazardous driving situations. As a commuter, I have picked up some tips from the road when it comes to driving in nasty conditions. Here are some things I have learned that have kept me safe and out of trouble so far: 1.) Slow down. Although this sounds obvious, slowing down is your best defense against an accident. It is easy to get distracted and lose track of your speedometer, so turn the radio down, tell your passengers to be quiet, and focus on your speed. Sometimes crawling along at 5 miles per hour is the fastest the situation allows you to drive, so just accept it. It is better to be late to your destination than to not show up at all because of an accident. 2.)Do not slam your brakes. When the roads get icy, slamming on your brakes

can cause you to spin, flip and slide into a situation that can cause an accident. Instead, you should be going slow enough that you can ease into the brake and creep to a stop. Be sure to brake far in advance of your stopping point to ensure that you stop where you want to. 3.) Keep both your hands on the wheel. Keeping both your hands on the wheel not only provides you with a better grip on the steering wheel, it also prevents you from fiddling with the radio and controls that can distract you. Your focus should be only on the road. Looking away for even a second to adjust your music can create a life or death situation. Also, do not use your cell phone while driving. In bad weather it not only puts you in a dangerous situation, but also everyone else on the road with you. 4.) Pack a survival kit. Packing a survival kit may feel extreme, but it offers you tools that can be crucial if you are stranded somewhere. Things such as a first aid kit, flashlight, blanket, boots, gloves, snacks, water

and a shovel or ice scraper can be extremely helpful. Also be sure to charge your cell phone before you begin your travels to call for help if you need it. Remember: Do not use your cell phone while driving. 5.) Stick to the main roads. Driving your favorite shortcut on the back roads may be fast in good weather, but in bad weather it could take twice as long. Many back roads get plowed last and you could get stuck and stranded somewhere with no other travelers passing through to help you. The main roads may be full of slow moving traffic, but at least a snow plow has moved through at least once and you are not driving on an unplowed road. These tips have helped me as a commuter in the past and continue to prove to be beneficial. Keep in mind if the roads are too hazardous to travel, it is better to stay home than to risk your life. Shippensburg is a town of unpredictable weather patterns, so remember to stay calm in facing many different driving conditions this semester.

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Driving the back roads may be fast in good conditions, but in bad weather they can add time to your commute. Try to stay on main roads where the snowplows have passed through at least once.

Recipe of the week: Dump Cake Ingredients: 1 stick of butter 1 can of cherry pie filling 1 box of yellow cake mix Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch by 13 inch pan with butter. Dump the can of cherry pie filling into the pan. Sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the pie filling. Melt the stick of butter in a bowl and drizzle it on top. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with ice cream.

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February is the shortest and most romantic month of the year. February is also the month of love, and what is the symbol of love? A heart. Hearts seem to consume the month of February. Walking into Walmart, heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolate line the shelves. But, Valentine’s Day is not the only heart-related event in the second month. February is also American Heart Month and has been since 1963. According to heartmdinstitute.com, Congress originally started the month to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases, also known as heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in America. To put that into numbers, about 600,000 people die of heart disease in America, according to the CDC. Basically, if there is a family of four, one of them will die of heart disease. But, what constitutes heart disease? The American Heart Association defines heart disease as numerous problems related to plaque build-up on artery walls. MayoClinic.com explains heart disease as a disease of the blood vessels, heart

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Sometimes developing heart disease is not always based on lifestyle choices. Sometimes heart disease can be present at birth. These are called congenital heart defects (CHD). These have nothing to do with the lifestyle of the child or even of the parents, seeing as there is no known cause. CHDs are one specific type of heart disease and every week in both The Slate newspaper and on theslateonline.com, this column will further discuss different types of heart disease and ways to prevent it.

Correction: In the January 29th edition of The Slate, the article ‘Five student semester resolutions for the new semester,’ it was stated that a list of student clubs can be found on the Activities Program Board (APB) website at www.clubs.ship.edu. This is incorrect because the website is not the APB website, but a website of the clubs the Student Senate recognizes. A list of clubs can be found on the same website, www.clubs.ship.edu.

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Guest Writer The exhibit, “You, Me, Many,” is a collaboration between Shippensburg’s Thought Lot and The Slant Factory Art Space in Charles Town, W. Va. Lo-

cal photographer and curator of the exhibit, Rebecca Zullinger, says her guiding vision “is to pull more of the community and more families into the space” with a dynamic exhibition representing a range of ages and genres. The show merges the work of established art-

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ists with pieces by emerging local student artists and community members. As you enter the factory-turned-art gallery, you are greeted by a portrait of a feisty looking character titled Taco, one of The Slant Factory’s Joshua S. Hawkins’ shirtless portraits. Hawkins’ subjects are stripped of the artifice provided by clothing and rendered in a minimalist color scheme that focuses on the naked truth of the individual. But what is most striking about the series is Hawkins’ instinctive ability to capture the personality of his subjects through careful attention to facial expression. Also from The Slant Factory is visual artist Anne Cropper, a master of “reclaimed wood trash” and natural materials. Her mixed media 3-D wall sculptures have a playful philosophical quality. “Mad Man Band” guitarist Mike Dempsey’s urban, graffiti-esque style is a visual synthesis of the funky musical sound the band is known for. “Ape Baby,” painted on a door, combines primitive and modern elements in an artistically improvisational style reminiscent of the band’s live performances. At the center of the ex-

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Student artists Clara and Ella Pagel in front of their work. hibit is a wall of bright nature studies in acrylic by gifted student artists Ella and Clara Pagel. The sisters have been mentored by Grace B. Luhrs art teacher Sarah Maclay. Twelve year-old Ella has been painting since the fourth grade and describes herself as a “nature observer.” She says her current inspiration is the sunrise/sunset. Nine year-old Clara also works in acrylic and recently won a $100 prize in an art contest. Look for more from these promising young artists in the future. Among more than a dozen

artists represented in the show, Simon Maness, winner of the Scholastic Art and Writing Award, presents pen and ink pieces that range from the abstract (Amoebas) to traditional Celtic designs. Mature visitors will want to take a peek at Ashley Renee Hoffman’s trio of campy “nudes,” hidden discreetly in a back corner. But the piece de resistance is the brown-eyed beauty in I prefer the Company of Tea by The Slant Factory’s Jessica E. Oberdick. The balmy colors and relaxed aesthetic of the

piece give the space it occupies the blissful feeling of a perpetual summer Sunday. The Thought Lot is dedicated to the noble goal of bringing culture to the Shippensburg community through live music and art exhibitions. The center also offers weekly Yoga classes and open mic nights. “You, Me, Many” runs through Feb. 23 at The Thought Lot; 37 E. Garfield St. Shippensburg, Pa. The Gallery hours are: Wed.-Fri. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. For further details visit www.thethoughtlot.com

the lyrics. Not too long after the “Michael W. Smith Project,” Smith had a song off the “Go West Young Man” album hit the Top 5 in the pop charts. “My Place in this World” hit the charts in 1990 and helped Smith earn the American Music Award’s New Artist of the Year award. Almost a decade later in 1998, CCM Magazine named Smith’s hit song “Friends” the No. 1 song of all time. One year after the award, Smith released another album, “This is Your Time.” The title track tells the story of Cassie Bernall, a victim of the Columbine High

School shooting, according to an article on todayschristianmusic.com. Smith wrote the song about Bernall after attending the national memorial service in Littleton, Colo. The article on todayschristianmusic.com says, “Smith was drawn to the story of Cassie’s confession of faith in God moments before her death.” According to this article Smith said in regard to the music video, “This is a story about a young lady who lost her life…Yes it was tragic. But there can be healing.” Since “This is Your Time” Smith has released a dozen

other albums including the Grammy Award winning album, “Worship Again.” Smith received two other Grammy nominations in 2006 and 2007 for “Healing Rain” and “Stand,” respectively. Smith is 29 years into his career and is continuing to share his talents and abilities with the Shippensburg community on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. There are still tickets available for the show. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.luhrscenter.com or by calling 717–477–7469.

Grammy-award winning singer to perform at Luhrs Cara Shumaker

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After 29 years in the music industry and 22 albums later, the talented and well-known contemporary Christian artist Michael W. Smith returns to Shippensburg after a two year hiatus. The singer, songwriter and pianist is visiting Shippensburg University for the second time in two years. In April 2011, Smith came to SU and performed in Heiges Field House while on the Wonder Worship Blessings Tour.

When Smith returns to SU this year, he will be playing at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. Smith will be playing at the Luhrs Center after a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall on Jan. 26. His career was not always playing sold-out shows though. Smith began his career after dropping out of Marshall University in West Virginia. He wanted to pursue his music dream, so he moved to Nashville, Tenn. His humble beginnings came playing backup keyboards for a band called Higher Ground. According to michaelwsmith.com’s bi-

ography, Smith signed his first songwriting contract with the Paragon/Benson Publishing Co. Once Smith had himself established a bit more, he was asked to play keyboards for an up-and-coming star, Amy Grant, who performed at SU in 2010. Grant’s managers started a record company to sign both Smith and another artist trying to get a start, according to Smith’s website. In 1983, Smith released his first record, “Michael W. Smith Project.” According to michaelwsmith.com, he wrote all of the music while his wife Debbie wrote


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Comedic duo leaves students laughing Charles Mitchell Jr. Staff Writer The dynamic acting, singing and comedic duo Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell brought smiles and outbursts of laughter as APB hosted their comedy show in the CUB’s Red Zone. The comedic duo, known as Dave and Ethan, have been best friends since middle school and have gained experience from the People’s Improv Theater in New York. They have been making people smile ever since. Ahdoot and Fixell have also been guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They also claimed the title of dating coaches. They confess to have been on at least 200 dates from just asking and posting date

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requests on Facebook and Twitter. They have gotten hundreds of offers from women all over the world who are willing to go out on double dates with the two comic showmen. In their stand-up routine, the show starts with a fourminute video that details how they have been all over the country trying to get girls to go out with them. 

 During the show, Ahdoot and Fixell not only make fun of the dating scene; but they left no stone unturned in trying to find a date. Ahdoot and Fixell also give advice on how to have a successful dating experience, and allowed the audience to share about their dating issues and how they could have had a better date. Many people in the crowd

confessed to experiencing strange situations while being on a date. After hearing the dating stories from the crowd, Ahdoot and Fixell went into character and re-enacted the dating experience from the audience’s information. The comedic act also talks about how to pick up women in different languages, showing the crowd just how diverse they really are in picking up women. They did everything. They sang acoustically and made people laugh during the songs “Maybe,” and the crowd favorite “College Wasn’t What I Thought it Would Be.” 
 Both songs graphically describe how difficult it is for two guys who really want to find a girl on campus and to really find a date. During the show, they

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Comedians Dave and Ethan entertain students at The Red Zone. called three single guys from the audience and selected one single female to join them on stage and participate in a mock dating

game. Many people in the audience were a little shy at first to actually be part of the act, but with a little ap-

plause, they had several people admitting they were single and willing to play the dating game.

Local vendors find new home at The Thought Shop By Paris Helman PR Director Unique bands and artists have found a home at The Thought Lot, and now vendors of uncommon and out-of-the-ordinary trinkets and gadgets have also made their mark with the establishment of The Thought Shop. The shop, containing items that range from homemade soaps to gothic stuffed dolls, started in a

room that could not even hold four people. The Thought Shop is housed within The Thought Lot in a space equal to the size of a large utility closet. According to board member Lennon Free, intentions are for the shop to keep growing until it needs a building of its own. “Some of the artists who have had exhibitions here have left their artwork behind. Our plan is to start selling those pieces in The Thought Shop, as well as

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A cross stitch embroidery for sale.

gaining more vendors,” Free said. The steps that the shop has already taken are impressive, though. Opening in mid-October 2012, The Thought Shop already has almost 10 vendors that sell their handcrafted objects in the space. One of those vendors includes the visionary behind the development of The Thought Shop, Sarah Taylor-Foltz. Taylor-Foltz sells a special brand of soaps and lotions with names that fit the mystique of the products like Soft Hippie, Calm Hippie and Happy Hippie. Another funky brand at the shop is Fun With Needles, which is described by creator Michelle Neal as “geeky cross stitch, embroidery, and more!” Neal’s stitched products include inspirational sayings and a threading of actor Zach Galifianakis’s face. Besides The Thought Shop, Neal also does busi-

ness on www.etsy.com, a popular website for most of the vendors. Purple Petunia by Valerie Frandsen Goates is a combination of “pottery, fairies & other wee delights” and another line that is sold through Etsy and The Thought Shop as well. Not all of the merchandise is as whimsical though. There is a touch of horror brought by a vendor who sells through his own website, www.zombieservo.com. The name is self-explanatory. The gothic and “dark”themed custom art and other items are a stark contrast to the light and airy feel that emanates from the rest of the shop. This only proves that The Thought Shop may be small, but it still has something to fit even the most varied of tastes. The Thought Shop is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Britton Kosier

Staff Columnist Dec. 21 was supposed to bring doomsday, the apocalypse, Armageddon; but it turns out the Mayan’s calendar conclusion in 2012 contrarily marked the beginning of a new era in hip-hop, the Pro Era. Dec. 21 was the aPROcalypse. Pro Era’s debut mixtape, “PEEP: The aPROcalypse,” was a perfectly timed release. The crew’s frontman, Joey Bada$$, sparked heavy interest in the more than 20 members of Pro Era with his freshman mixtape release, “1999,” just six months prior. Capital Steez quickly emerged on Joey’s “1999” tape as one of Pro Era’s most talented and radical members with verses in “Survival Tactics” and his music video for “Free The Robots.” The 19-year-old Steez committed suicide just three days after “PEEP: The aPROcalypse” was released and received positive reviews. “PEEP: The aPROcalypse” is by no means focused on any one member of the Brooklyn collective. Joey and Steez kept the pace throughout the mixtape as

Kirk Knight, CJ Fly and other members effortlessly filled their voids with fluent verses. The cohesiveness in each song sticks out immediately after one listen. The relationship of the crewmates shines through as each track sounds like it was merely a freestyle cipher at an Edward R. Murrow High School lunch table, the meeting place of a majority of the band members. The production enviably returns to the Era’s signature boom-bap, ‘90’s sound. Instrumentals from long-time, East Coast producer, Statik Selectah, and in-house production from Chuck Strangers solidify the young crew’s signature sound. It may be unfair to feed in to the Joey-Nas comparisons, but much like the passing of Steez, Nas lost his best friend, Ill Will, early in his career and it proved to have an impact on him and his music while recording “Illmatic.” “Illmatic” turned out to be arguably one of the best hiphop albums ever and Nas payed homage to Ill Will with numerous mentions about him in his lyrics. The same realization of, “tomorrow is never promised,” may positively impact Joey in the same way it did Nas. Dec. 21 resulted only in the end of doubt in one of hip-hop’s best and youngest groups. Sure they may be a bunch of teenagers with “old souls,” but that old-soul mentality is what created and continued hip-hop since day one.

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Super Bowl week is like Christmas season for the sports media. There is so much media attention for one game. People will argue whether it should get the attention that it gets. With Super Bowl XLVII just coming to a close, we discuss whether it really lived up to all the hype. Ryan: There is a lot of hype that comes with playing in the Super Bowl, which is a given because it is one of the biggest games in sports. There are a lot of stories that arise in the media, good and bad, in the days leading up to the big game. A prime example is the whole resurfacing of the Ray Lewis “Deer Antler Spray” to help him rehab his torn triceps. This story was brought about two years ago and resurfaced again this year. Lewis denied any use of steroids. Then there is the inspirational story of Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick was adopted at a young age, battling adversity all his life. Growing up being part of an adopted family can be hard, Kaepernick kept his head straight, grades high and his dream on his mind ­­— football. It is phenomenal to see a young man compete in such a game of this magnitude. Another big part of the Super Bowl is the halftime show. This gets al

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most as much recognition as the game itself. With top performers like The Rolling Stones in 2006 and Bruce Springsteen in 2009, the shows can get a lot of hype themselves. This year with Beyonce taking the stage, it sure impressed. When it comes to the game all the hype goes away for four quarters and the players just play football. This is where all the practice and all the preparation pays off. The players can escape all the media questions and all the stories and just do what they do best; play football. If you ask me the Super Bowl is worth all the hype, it shows how much football actually means to America.

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For a non-football fan, the hype that surrounds the Super Bowl seems to be a bit much. For weeks leading up to the game the teams and the game are broken down by the media to the point of exhaustion. Every part of the game is analyzed and discussed until there is nothing left to talk about, or so we think. When game day actually comes, all the hype from the previous weeks has built up

to this moment. For some one that does not watch football, this event becomes a three hour commercial break and a halftime show with Beyoncé playing songs I have never heard before. During the game itself, all the hype and predictions really mean nothing once the ball is kicked off. It is not the reporters and members of the media on the field, but the players. The players on the field have played football their whole lives and know what they have to do in order to win the game. No matter how many different angles the game can be broken down into, no matter how many players the media put the spotlight on, in the end, it really does not matter. All the hype can be washed away with a dominant performance by one team or a lackadaisical game by both teams. Stepping back and looking at the event, I see where it can be a major draw for both fans of football and non-fans of the game. The pageantry surrounding the game seems a bit much. In the end, the game is the most important part and is what should be focused on.

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Senior Katie Spratford posted a Top 5 national time in the 3K and the 4x200meter relay squad set a school record on Saturday to highlight the second and final day of competition for the Shippensburg University women’s indoor track & field team at the prestigious Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City. Spratford finished second in the championship race of the 3K held Saturday afternoon, finishing in 9:40.02 for a NCAA provisional qualifier that slots her fourth in Division II. The senior now Photos by Jerome Madramootoo ranks among the Top 15 in The men’s 4X400-meter relay team poses for the camera after their Division II for the 5K (1st), 3K (4th), DMR (5th) and race on Saturday afternoon. SU had a historic Armory Invitational. mile (13th). Spratford’s 3K A memorable Saturday at feet, 5 1/2 inches. Waithe ter banked track such as time is also 19 seconds fastthe prestigious Armory Col- became the first Raider to the surface at the Armory. er than any other runner in legiate Invitational in New ever land a jump of 50 feet Still not to be outdone, a the conference this season. Among the nine-runner York City for the Shippens- last week and is now just group of Raider sprinters Spratford bested burg University men’s in- 2.5 inches shy of the PSAC also etched their names field, three runners from Duke door track & field team end- indoor record set in 2000. in the record books via a ed with four school records All three of SU’s relays fleet-of-foot performance and another from George— including two conference that ran Saturday notched in the 4x200-meter relay. records — and a victory records in some form or SU’s quartet of sophomore in the All-Pennsylvania another. The last of three Romarr Mayne, junior 4x400-meter relay race. to run, the 4x800-meter Herman Kirkland, junior On a day that featured a relay squad of sophomore Kevin Shaw and junior host of unforgettable perfor- Tom Kehl, junior Dan Matt Kujawski dominated mances, perhaps none was Dreeman, sophomore Matt their run in 1:29.24 and better than the effort of se- Bee and sophomore Ber- edged fellow PSAC school nior distance runner Matt nard England notched a Cheyney by one full second. Gillette. The All-American time of 7:42.49 that sets a The old school record of 1,500-meter runner en- new SU and PSAC record. 1:30.04 was set 13 years tered the day gunning for Speaking of the 4x400- ago by Ed Irwin, CoSteve Spence’s 3K record meter relay, SU’s contin- rey Nolan, Matt Allbritof 8:13.10 set in 1983 and gent bested Lehigh, Temple, ton and Russell Evans. finished his superlative run Kutztown and Cheyney in While Gillette’s 3K on the Armory’s banked the Pennsylvania heat held stands out, the SU midtrack in 8:09.33 — setting mid-afternoon. The victori- distance and distance runthe new school and confer- ous relay featured Flott as a ners set numerous season ence best in the process. middle leg along with three and career PRs to highlight Gillette’s time was a more talented sophomores: a marvelous day of compefew seconds short of the Andrew Kujawski, Rob- tition. Flott shattered his automatic qualifier for ert Bales and Eric Bologa. indoor personal in the solo the 3K, but stands as a The Raider time of 800 meters with a secondsturdy NCAA provisional 3:17.20 is the fastest-ever place finish of 1:53.94 in qualifying time that places run by a SU quartet strictly the college flight. Dreehim second in Division II. on the standards time, but man (1:55.49) also set an In the field, sophomore the memorable 3:19.18 indoor personal record Steve Waithe achieved a effort in 2005 by Mark while Kehl (1:55.95) set new personal and school Piccolo, Steve Huffman, a season personal record. record for the third con- Kenrick Marsh and Alton secutive meet, finishing Richards came on a banked -Courtesy of second in an extremely track and would transSU Sports Information talented championship late to approximately3:16 field with a mark of 50 on a comparable 200-me-

town. She was just two seconds behind Columbia’s Erin Gillingham. The 4x200-meter relay squad of junior Monique Clemons, senior Courtney Martin, sophomore Danesha Butler and freshman Megan Lundy finished in 1:43.78 to set a new school record. Boasting one member from each class, the SU quartet bested the likes of N.C. Central and Vermont in the race. The old record of 1:44.46 was set 13 years ago by Lisa Lushbaugh, Sarah Zaruba, Stefanie Hauze and Jen Gubernot. SU’s 4x400-meter relay, which featured Lundy, sophomore Lauren Ellsworth, Clemons and senior Caitlin Stuetz, defeated Kutztown and Holy Family in the AllPennsylvania race but came up just one second behind Lafayette for the victory. Junior Stephanie Pryor led a group of Raider dis-

tance runners who made their season debuts in the 5K and impressed with solid conference qualifiers and PRs. Pryor ran the 5K in 17:45.97 and now ranks fifth in the conference, while sophomore Emma Shank finished in 18:03 and sophomore Caitlin Perry crossed the line in 18:16. Senior Erin Flick was very close to achieving a new personal record in the high jump but came up just short. After clearing 5 feet, 4 ¼ inches, Flick was advanced to another height that would have improved her NCAA standings but she nicked the bar on her attempts. The Raiders are back in action next Saturday at the Bucknell Winter Classic. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information

3K 2. Katie Spratford 9:40.02 (NCAA P) 5K Stephanie Pryor 17:45.97 (PSAC) Emma Shank 18:03.68 (PSAC) Caitlin Perry 18:16.94 (PSAC) Katie Wiechelt 19:06.15 (PSAC) High Jump Erin Flick 5’ 4 ¼” (PSAC)

4x200 7. Monique Clemons, Courtney Martin, Danesha Butler, Megan Lundy 1:43.78 (SU record) 4x400 (Pennsylvania) 2. Megan Lundy, Lauren Ellsworth, Monique Clemons, Caitlin Stuetz 3:55.92 (PSAC)


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Knauer leads team with 18 points, Raiders cruise to 61–40 victory over CU Freshman Stephanie Knauer finished with a game-high 18 points and 10 rebounds on Saturday afternoon for her ninth double-double of the season and first in the last four games as the Shippensburg University women’s basketball team dispatched Cheyney, 61–40, from the Wolves’ Cope Hall. Knauer shot 5-of-8 from the field and went a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line. Junior Sarah Strybuc also finished in double figures with 11 points and three assists. Freshman Mariah Traywick added ca-

reer highs of 10 rebounds and two assists off the bench. Senior Raediah Lyles scored nine points for the second consecutive game while senior Dana Wert added five points, five rebounds, a game-high four assists and three steals. Freshman Caitlyn Deeter added seven points off the bench. The Raiders (14–6, 10–5 PSAC) didn’t allow a point until just over six minutes into the contest and finished the first half nearly with as many turnovers forced (14) as points allowed (15). Shippensburg

entered halftime up 28–15 and began to cushion its lead late in the second half. With the score 43-32 with 12:40 remaining, the Raiders outscored Cheyney (1–17, 1-–14) by an 18-5 margin over the next 10 minutes to open up a game-high 24-point lead with 2:41 to play. SU continues its threegame road trip on Wednesday with a 6 p.m. tip at Kutztown from the Golden Bears’ Keystone Arena. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information

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SU’s Stephanie Knauer had a game-high 18 points in the 61–40 victory.

PSAC East Standings SCHOOL

PSAC OVERALL

Bloomsburg * Shippensburg * Millersville * West Chester Kutztown East Stroudsburg Mansfield Cheyney ^ Photo by Sam Stewart

Lyles had nine points for the second consecutive game against Cheyney.

11-4 10-5 10-5 9-6 9-6 4-11 2-13 1-14

* Clinched playoff berth ^ Eliminated from playoffs

15-4 14-6 13-6 12-7 11-8 5-14 4-15 1-17


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Who says freshmen can’t perform on the tallest stage? Caitlyn Deeter, Alex Gildea and Stephanie Knauer are providing the punch that the Raiders need

SAM STEWART

Sports Editor Another game passed and another victory for the Shippensburg University women’s basketball team. Heading into this week’s gauntlet of Kutztown University and Mansfield University, the Raiders are grasping onto a No. 2 seed in the PSAC East Division and are clawing their way up to the first-place spot. As the team pushes toward the playoffs, one thing has stood out from all the rest — the play of the underclassmen. Caitlyn Deeter, Alex Gildea and Stephanie Knauer have blossomed into formidable forces for the Raider squad this year, contributing on every facet of the court from rebounding to shot blocking. The three were seen as key components heading into this year’s campaign, as head coach Kristy Trn was very high on all three of them. Trn, seeing the potential in the trio, has let them loose and it has paid dividends for the team.

The Raiders (14–6, 10–5) have benefitted from solid post play from Knauer. The talented center took over the starting role after the injury to Caitlin Bamberger and has not looked back. Knauer has registered a double-double in nine of the team’s 20 games, including an 18-point, 10-rebound effort in SU’s 61-40 thrashing of Cheyney University on Saturday afternoon. She leads the team with 185 rebounds and is second on the team in points, averaging 12.4 a game. Deeter has seen noticeable time off the bench and has recently earned some starts for the Raider squad, especially after the Christmas break. During the break, Trn offered some key words for the young Deeter. “When you’re out there, the seniors aren’t out there,” Trn said. “You need to start doing your thing.” Deeter has done her thing all right. Making the most of her playing time, the talented guard has helped facilitate open looks for the likes of Sarah Strybuc and Shawna and Dana Wert

while also setting herself up for open looks as well. She has filled in quite nicely as a point player but her shooting ability makes her versatile as a one or two guard. Like Deeter, Gildea has also stepped up big for SU. Her 12-point, 10-rebound performance in a victory against East Stroudsburg University solidified her importance to the team. Her first career double-double did not notch her the PSAC East Freshman Player of the Week but it did open eyes as to the talent she possesses. “Alex, has also stepped up,” Trn said. “You never know when your’re going to get a lot of opportunities but you need to make the most of it.” Like Deeter, Gildea has joined Knauer as key components of this Raiders’ roster. They have made the most of their opportunities and have provided a glimpse into the future of SU’s program. The lights are shining bright, and these three are not shying away. SU hits the road tomorrow for a 6 p.m. contest against KU.

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Myers and Lindquist pick up victories but the Raiders drop dual meet 36-7 Ryan Trexler

Asst. Sports Editor The Shippensburg University wrestling team took on second-place Gannon University this past Saturday in Heiges Field House. The Raiders were coming off two big wins against Ohio Valley University and Limestone College in the Super Region 1 Duals in Newberry, SC. The Raiders were looking to boost their win streak to three Saturday

night, but they struggled greatly without four of their starters and ended up losing the match 36–7. The Raiders started the match with two losses. SU’s 125-pounder Dereck Enders lost a tough fought 8–7 decision to Gannon’s Matt Turek. Dave Calambas ended up getting pinned in 2:31 seconds. Cody Myers picked up one of SU’s two wins Saturday night with a 7–2 decision over GU’s Adam Weinell. The Raiders lost the following two matches

at 149 and 157 pounds. SU 165-pounder John Lindquist recorded SU’s second and final win with a 9–0 major decision over GU’s Adam Greenman. With the decision, Lindquist moved his overall record to 8–7. The heavyweight decision went to Chaz Lear who edged SU’s Dan Estricher in extra time with a 4–3 decision. SU will travel to West Liberty University tonight for a 7 p.m. meet with the Hilltoppers.

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Myers was one of two Raiders to pick up victories in Saturday’s meet.

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Cody Myers takes down Adam Weinell in Saturday night’s meet vs GU.

John Lindquist earned a 9-0 major decision against Adam Greenman.


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Shenandoah eeks out victory over the Raiders Match came down to finale in six-hour affair The Shippensburg University tennis team opened its 2013 spring season with a marathon match that lasted nearly six hours Saturday at the Winchester Country Club, with the Raiders dropping a tight 5-4 decision to Shenandoah University that went down to the final match. The two teams were tied at four wins apiece heading into the finale at No. 5 singles, where Shenandoah’s Amber Lake eked out a three-set win over SU’s (0-6) junior Hannah Wolfe, 2-6, 6-4, 4-6. The Raiders won two of the three doubles match-

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Reggie Charles scored 27, but it was not enough to give the Raiders a victory vs. CU

Charles nets 27, SU falls to the Wolves The Shippensburg University men’s basketball team cut a 23-point firsthalf deficit to as few as nine points in the second half on Saturday afternoon but was unable to close out the comeback, falling 87-70 to Cheyney from the Wolves’ Cope Hall. The Raiders (4-15, 2-13 PSAC) were paced by a 27-point effort from sophomore Reggie Charles, who shot 7-of-13 from the field and 11-of-14 from the freethrow line to post the second-highest point total of his career. He also added a team-high four assists. Junior Dylan Edgar was solid from the post, scoring

17 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Sophomore Sam Pygatt shot 6-of-6 from the freethrow line for nine points while freshman Tony Ellis pulled down a team-high five rebounds. The Wolves (8-11, 6-9) had five players score in double figures, led by Deshawn Curtis’s 27 points on a 12-of-14 field goal shooting effort. SU continues its threegame road trip tomorrow with an 8 p.m. tip at Kutztown from the Golden Bears’ Keystone Arena. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information

es, with freshman Katie Shearer and junior Daniela Delgado earning a 9-8 [7-3] win in the No. 2 match and Wolfe and sophomore Kaitlyn Erickson winning 8-4 at No. 3 doubles. Erickson earned a straight-set 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 6 singles while Delgado earned a 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 4 singles. SU returns to action next month at Goldey-Beacom on Friday, March 8. The Raiders first home match is March 16 against Georgian Court University.

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SU swim team finds success at Bison Invite Teams combine for 31 PSAC cuts on Saturday

The Shippensburg University men’s and women’s swim teams competed in their final regular season meet on Saturday at the 2013 Bison Invite hosted by Bucknell University inside the Arthur D. Kinney Jr. Natatorium. The women’s team massed a total of 12 PSAC cuts and 14 season personal records. SU got the day going right with a morning victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay, as the Raider quartet of freshman Rikki Sargent, junior Julie Brown, freshman -Courtesy of Carolyn Meier and senior SU Sports Information Julia Brownrigg teamed up to earn victory in 1:38.60. SU bested the likes of Seton Hall, Lafayette, Navy and Army. Sargent led a large contingent of SU swimmers in the 200 freestyle with a season personal record and PSAC cut of 2:00.81. Brown finished fourth in the 100 freestyle (53.57 seconds) while Brownrigg finished fifth in the 200-yard backstroke (2:11.06). Sophomore Abbie Brumback achieved career PRs in all four events she swam in Saturday: the 50 free (26.77 seconds), the 100 free (57.49 seconds), the 200 free (2:05.72) and 500 free (5:44.95). Meanwhile, the men’s swim team competed in its final regular-season meet with a total of 19 PSAC cuts and 31 season personal records. Among the sturdiest of the performances on Saturday was a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke by senior Sean Minford. His time of 54.94 seconds established a new season personal record — one of four he set on the Photo by Bill Smith day. While his 400-yard Cassie Sidone and SU’s tennis team came close, individual medley time of 4:16 was not a season perbut ultimately fell on Saturday afternoon.

sonal record, it was good enough for second place on Saturday. Minford also set new season bests in the 50 and 100 freestyle as well as the 100 butterfly. Minford, senior Eddie LaNoue, junior Chris Bankert and senior Eric Naylor combined to place fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:30.30. Naylor paced the Raiders in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events with times of 49.49 seconds and 1:48.79 respectively. LaNoue led the 50-yard freestylers in 22.21 seconds. Sophomore Tyler Robertson swam the opening leg of the fifth-place 200-yard medley relay squad that also featured Minford, Naylor and LaNoue (1:39.33). Robertson achieved season personal records in both the 100 and 200-yard freestyle and satisfied the conference qualifying standard in both events. He also hit a PSAC cut in the 100-yard backstroke. Freshman Jake Dunnigan was SU’s fastest breaststroke swimmer of the day, finishing the 100 in 1:02.74 and the 200 in a PSAC cut of 2:17.76. Another freshman, Stefan Szilagyi, led seven Raiders in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:07 and nabbed season PRs in the 50 and 200-yard freestyle. Senior Stew Conard swam the 200-yard backstroke in 2:03.22 and sophomore Jeff Mikitka completed the 200-yard butterfly in 2:03.45, resulting in PSAC cuts for each. The 2013 PSAC Swimming Championships will be held Feb. 14-17 from Cumberland Valley High School. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information


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