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Multiple women’s groups come to SU campus for ‘Take Back the Night’

Political Pabulum Sequestration Squeezes Latest Jobs Report Giuseppe Macri

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YMCA was one of the many groups that participated in “Take Back The Night.”

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“Take Back the Night” is an annual event sponsored by the Shippensburg University Women’s Center, which is meant to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence. This year it was held on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. “Take Back the Night” began 30 years ago with the rise of the feminist movement in the 1980s. It was meant to educate the American public about the issues women face in their supposedly safe homes as well as date rape and sexual assault. There are startling statistics about sexual assault, such as 90 percent of women know their attackers and one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. The presentation opened with a short video about what “Take Back the Night” means and why people participate in the

event. Tish Rothenbach, a representative of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), shared her story and encouraged others to speak out against violence and seek help for themselves or for a friend. A spokeswoman from the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) spoke briefly about how the YWCA is there to help people as well and is only a 10-minute walk from SU’s Campus. Rothenbach and the YWCA speaker were followed by two student organizations: REACT and To Write Love on Her Arms. REACT stands for Rape Educators and ConTacts. Its purpose is to offer counseling and advice for students who have gone through violence in their lives. To Write Love on Her Arms focuses more on the mental health aspect of dealing with sexual assault. REACT and To Write Love on Her Arms were not the only student

organizations at the event. Delta Zeta and Phi Sigma Sigma sisters were also at the event to lend their support. After the speeches were over, the student participants filed out of the Ceddia Union Building MPR, picked up signs, balloons and candles and marched around campus. The signs had five chants on the back of them, that the students spoke as they walked through campus. The slogans went along the lines of “What do we want? No more violence!” and “When do we want it? Now!” The march culminated with all student participants sitting in the CUB amphitheater holding balloons and unlit candles. The students were asked to think of something positive or make a wish and then release the balloons into the air. After the balloons had been let go, the serious part of the night began. Students came up to the microphone and shared their stories.

The federal government’s financial slim-fast known as sequestration is starting to squeeze all the wrong curves, and the March jobs report is feeling the burn. According to the Labor Department’s latest monthly jobs report released last Friday, April 5, the national economy added a mere 88,000 jobs in March ­— far lower than its initial pre-sequester projection. Though the unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent in the same month, the number is far from a positive indication that employment is growing, as almost half a million people dropped out of the quantifiable workforce as a result of seeking underemployment or none at all. Publicity of the monthly jobs report has grown in prominence as a quick assessment of the national economy since the housing and financial crisis that began in 2007. The March

report runs in on the heels of the 268,000 jobs added in the February report, one of the highest in years since the Great Recession following the crisis. Former chairman of the Obama administration’s Council of Economic Advisors Austan Goolsbee said in a CNBC interview last Friday that the March number was significantly lower than he and his economic peers expected. “Look, we all overshot it. This is a punch to the gut. This is not a good number. And I think now you’re going to interestingly start seeing a lot of discussion about maybe the sequester’s a bigger deal than people thought it was,” Goolsbee said. Dramatically reduced hiring by both small and medium-sized businesses, government positions, and major retailers accounted for a large part of the drop. The U.S. Postal Service accounted for 12,000 of the 14,000 jobs lost at the federal level, and after six months of steady growth in jobs brought on by similarly increasing consumer confidence, retailers shed an additional 24,000 jobs last month. Health care and construction were of the few industries to report gains, though still lower than in previous months. National economic job loss bottomed out in 2010 amidst the thick of the housing crisis and has risen by 5.9 million jobs in total since — still 2.9 million jobs away from peak, pre-crisis levels in 2008.

Market reaction was immediate as the Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes all opened down an average of 1 percent or more the same morning the report was released. Sequestration policy took effect last month as economists were reporting the markets had finally recouped their losses from the housing crisis, and were back at pre-2008 averages — including rising equity in the housing market specifically. Congress and the White House have been locked in debate over budget reform and deficit reduction since the 2010 mid-term elections, which ushered a Republican majority into the House of Representatives made up of budget-slashing Tea Party conservatives. The resulting hyperpartisan legislation, and lack thereof, led to sequestration, which took effect March 1 after the Republican House and the Democratic Senate failed to pass a bicameral budget. If the March jobs report is any indication, the national economy is only beginning to show symptoms of it’s mandatory diet of austerity and lack of federally-induced economic exercise. Time will tell if it is a purifying treatment, or a starving anorexia. For more details on sequestration policy see last month’s Political Pabulum titled “Destination: Sequestration.”


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Sundance film, director offer takes on immigration Codie Eash

SU ROTC hosts JROTC Raider Challenge competition on campus Collin Brackin Staff Writer

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In front of a standingroom-only crowd in Orndorff Theater on Tuesday, April 2, film director Dan DeVivo presented his awardwinning 2006 project “Crossing Arizona,” a documentary that focuses on the impact of Mexican immigrants along the southern Arizona border. DeVivo, who co-produced and co-directed “Crossing Arizona” alongside Joseph Mathew, traveled to Arizona to film the movie. They captured the social, political, economic and — in many cases, the most evident — emotional impact of undocumented immigrants. The film has received a great deal of acclaim, having been featured at the Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival of Mexico, the Munich Film Festival and numerous other national and international venues. The late film critic Roger Ebert described it as “one film I especially admired.” Before the movie was shown, DeVivo, a graduate of Harvard, introduced himself and the premise of the project. He described it as being a mission “designed to encourage us all to think about these extremely controversial issues.” His inspiration came after the U.S. began its involvement in Iraq in 2003. DeVivo felt that the government lied to the American people after discovering there were no weapons of mass destruction. “What else is the government telling us that isn’t necessarily true?” He asked.

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Director Dan DeVivo presents his take on immigration. And with that, he moved to Arizona to tell the story of border towns dealing with immigration issues. The film followed the lives of several ordinary Arizonia residents caught within the midst of immigration from various perspectives. A former schoolteacherturned newspaper company owner did everything in his power to turn undocumented Mexican immigrants away, while a prominent Native American provided water throughout his desert reservation in order to save them from dehydration and eventual death. Others, including a widow and young political activist, exchanged words in heated debates and talked with passion to reporters. Organizations such as “Protect Arizona Now” and “Civil Homeland Defense” gave in-depth accounts of their anti-immigration rallies and reconnaissance missions. “Humane Borders” attempted to limit the amount of human remains left in the desert through providing water and medical care to those trekking through

the 100-plus-degree temperatures. DeVivo followed the 80-minute film with commentary on his experiences. He explained he now lives in Phoenix because he became attached to the people and issues in Arizona. Prior to that, he lived in New York City. He explained his belief that the government should have a greater say in the issues surrounding immigration, something he hopes will be accomplished through the current bipartisan proposals in Congress. “It is the failure of the federal government to improve immigration in Arizona in a holistic way. Our country has an obligation to work with the nations that border us,” DeVivo said. For more information on the film, or to order a copy of the DVD, visit www. crossingaz.com. DeVivo is currently working on another film titled “Two Americans,” which, according to www. twoamericans.com, is about “an American family living in the shadows of a state that has criminalized their existence.”

Shippensburg University’s campus on Saturday, April 6, was a flurry of activity and events. One of these events was the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Raider Challenge Competition. Seven high school teams from across the Central Pennsylvania area all traveled to Britton Park to see how they measured up in a competition of teamwork, physical fitness and Army skill events. The Raider Challenge brings together high school teams of eight cadets, each who have practiced throughout the year for the events. They are the most “high-speed” cadets in their programs and it is the equivalent of a varsity JROTC team. The actual competition consisted of five events that tested the team’s ability to accomplish tasks associated with being in the U.S. Army. First was the Army physical fitness test,

which consists of two minutes of push-ups, two minutes of sit-ups and then a two–mile run. This is the same test taken by the all ROTC programs on campuses across the country and the rest of the operational Army around the world. Then the cadets were tested in their Army skills with land navigation using a compass and pace count. There was also a medical exercise which tested the teams’ ability to evaluate and treat people with injuries. One event came in the form of the one­-rope bridge water crossing. Teams had to tie a rope from one side of Burd Run to another and send the team across the rope, over the creek and safely to the other side. The many knots, time restraints and physical exertions make this a favorite event of many of the cadets. Finally, the teams all competed in a 3,000 meter run that tested their cardiovascular endurance and their ability to stay together as a team after a long and strenuous day.

Organized by SU’s Raider Battalion ROTC program, the event was the culmination of the Raider Competition teams from the high schools of Gettysburg, Cedar Cliff, Cumberland Valley, Carson Long, Red Land, Shikellamy and Wilson. Ending the day in first place was Cumberland Valley, followed by Cedar Cliff then Wilson, but the day was a valuable lesson in leadership and teamwork for all of the schools. “It’s impressive what these teams were able to do today,” said Cadet Catherine Green, organizer and chief coordinator of the event. “They showed good sportsmanship and the competition was close through all of the events. Programs like these help young leaders of character develop lifelong skills they will use whatever direction they will go in,” Green said. Along with the success of the day, the JROTC Raider competition is a good opportunity for high school students to interact with college ROTC cadets and see the program and campus at SU.

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Seven high school teams competed in the JROTC challenge at Britton Park.


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Shippensburg University Financial Aid FAQs to host mathematics 2013-2014 FAFSA conference April 12-13 Shippensburg University will host the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics/Mathematical Association of America (SIAM/MAA) Fourth MidAtlantic Regional Applied Math Student Conference April 12 and 13. The conference is hosted by the university’s student SIAM chapter in partnership with SIAM student chapters at the University of Delaware, George Mason University, Penn State University and University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Featured speaker at the conference is Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and

the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). Her talk will explore the effects of order of events in population models with discrete time. The program, funded by a National Security Grant, will include oral undergraduate and graduate research presentations, poster presentations, and math modeling contest presentations. A career panel discussion is also planned. More information is available from Luis Melara, assistant professor of mathematics, at lamelara@ship.edu. Information is also avail-

This is part of a series of information from the Financial Aid Office. Although this is an FA column, any and all billing, payment and refund of fees questions should be directed to the Student Accounts Office located in Old Main Room 100 or by calling 717-477-1211. When do students need to file for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2013-2014 school year? May 1. May 1 is quickly approaching. If you have not done so already, please be sure to file your 2013-2014 FAFSA no later than May 1 for Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) State Grant consideration. Even if you file at 12:01 a.m. on May 2, you will not qualify. Please file today. If you would like assistance, please contact our office to make an appointment.

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Always use the simple things in life to stay happy

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I believe in weather altering your mood. When it is raining, the second I wake up and see how dark my room is, I want to fall back asleep. This morning I woke up and saw the sun shining and heard the birds tweeting outside and instantly knew it was going to be a good day.

This is not the same for everyone, but for me, the weather sets the mood for my whole day to come. Shippensburg weather is bipolar, we all know that. It rains, it snows, it is cold, then warm, then it will rain again. And we all know how much we love Shippensburg’s rain. But this week the weather forecast is nothing but beautiful weather, however a chance of rain, of course. I can see it written on everyone’s faces when the weather gets warm. Shorts are taken out, T-shirts without heavy sweatshirts are finally worn outside and people look happier. The basketball court in College Park Commons has been packed the last two days with people laughing and having the time of their lives. It is like we have all been hibernating and we

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are finally coming out into the world again. The smell of charcoal, grilling burgers and steaks, blasting music and having a good time with your friends all happens during this time. Everyone is happier when the weather is nicer. I know that my entire mood chang-

es. I start not caring so much that I have to walk to class. I begin to want to be outside more, walking around, wearing my flip-flops and soaking up the sun. Grilling, drinking a cold drink, laughing with my friends, playing basketball,

wearing my sun glasses, driving with the windows down and music blasting is the best time of my life. These are all things that make me happy. However, should the weather really alter our moods? Why are we not happy even when it is raining? I think this is a problem. You never see people smiling and acting happy when it is raining or freezing. It is too much work to play basketball in the cold because you just do not want to be outside. And no one wants to grill when there is snow on the ground. These are the little things that make some people happy. I know my friends are all more energetic, happy and willing to do more when it is nice out. This weekend we all sat out on our balconys and

talked all day, having a great time enjoying the weather. However, even though happiness comes from the simple things, those simple things should not always be during good weather. My Twitter feed is full of happy people lately, which is a change from the awful complaining it has been. Everyone should be thankful for what they have all the time and be happier people. The amount of negativity that is brought by unpleasent weather is unreal. I see a complete change in my friends when the sun is out and I wish everyone was this happy all the time. The sunshine makes everyone happy, we know that, but finding the simple things at the times of the day where you cannot get outside or find things to do, is what people need to do more.

Is alcohol privatization in Pa. the right thing to do?

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Asst. Opinion Editor Picture yourself walking into Giant, and winding your way through the aisles. You know what you want in your mind. It is Thursday night, and you are going to celebrate the coming of the weekend into the wee hours of Friday morning. It has been a long week, and you deserve this. You studied, you worked, and

you poor thing you are exhausted. Then you turn the corner, there it is. The target in your mind has become tangible reality. It rests on the shelf next to the expensive bottles. You reach up, and grab your cheap box wine off the shelf because that is all your meager paycheck will allow. Target acquired. Enjoy the weekend. I think every student in Shippensburg who enjoys having an alcoholic beverage (or 20) will agree that they have endured the annoying twostop drive to get alcohol. What I mean is one stop to the beer distributor, one stop to Wine and Spirits. If you pay attention to the news, then you may have heard that Pennsylvania is working to privatize liquor. The majority of the state wants this to happen, and to the majority of college students, the new alcoholic candy aisle will be located in Giant.

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For those of you who do not know what the new bill will entail, here you go. The bill started with Gov. Tom Corbett incorporating a proposal to privatize liquor into the state budget. The bill has not been fully passed yet and it still needs to make its way through the

state House of Representatives and the state senate. Regardless of these roadblocks, our governor has high hopes that the bill will pass, and we will see immediate changes starting by the end of June of this year. If the bill passes an unlimited amount of grocery

stores will now be able to sell beer, wine and liquor. An unlimited amount of convenience stores will able to sell beer and wine, and if store owners receive a liquor license, liquor as well. This could result in more than 1,200 new liquor licenses to be distributed to stores across the state, according to Fox 43. Honestly, I think it will be a lot more than 1,200 licenses. Alcohol is a huge draw for businesses. People love to relax and unwind after a hard day at work or school, and if people know they can stop by their local Sheetz to pick up a sixpack, they are going to. It is convenient. This convenience, however, is making some state government members nervous. According to Penn Live online, Pennsylvania has the lowest alcohol morbidity rate in the country, and this staggering low rate, is

concerning residents everywhere. Washington Policy online blog writer Jason Mericer broke down the numbers for states who are, and who are not regulated by liquor privatization. “Based on the share of Electoral College votes, monopoly liquor states account for only 157 out of 538 votes (270 are needed to win the presidency). This means the vast majority of Americans live in states with private liquor sales.” Pennsylvania could be described as a very conservative state, so it does not surprise me that it has taken this long to really consider privatizing liquor across the state. I think this is something that should happen. Whether some people like it or not, alcohol consumption is never going away. At this point in the game ,all we can do it wait.


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Asst. Sports Editor You know what grinds my gears? Senioritis. I have it worse than any other senior I know regardless of how much work you might have or how busy your life is, I swear I am hating senior year more than you. I am at the point where waking up in the morning is the hardest thing to do Monday through Thursday. At no point do I care or want to do school work anymore and as scary as it might be I want to graduate. Senioritis is the worst possible thing you could get, and I have had some colds. There is no cure, only graduation can make it go away. I remember being a senior in high school and not wanting to go off to college. I am surprised I am even here let alone in the same position I was four years ago — about

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to graduate. I wish that back then I was able to control my senioritis so that I would have been better prepared for it this year, but instead I wasted the entire year transforming myself into the laziest, sarcastic bum that could roam the world. Doing work seems pointless when you are a senior, because you have worked your entire life through school to get to this step. Senior year should simply be a refresher course for your life. Classes should be geared toward you finding a job, finding a house and establishing credit. Things you need in life. No one needs a general education art class that teaches you to paint bunny rabbits with your toes; you need something with substance. Now, I am not taking anything away from all those toe artists on campus, I just do not see why these classes matter when you are done with it all. I am trying to budget school, work, an internship, senior capstone, and not to mention trying to find a summer job, make resumes, contact prospective employers for the future, get an apartment, and so many more things. How are we ever going to focus on our lives outside of

school when we have a million papers to write that will have absolutely no effect on how we can buy an apartment? It just does not make sense. I have put off so many things this semester and I have struggled with many more. It is hard to budget your time and work when you have different types of budgets. In the real world, or the post-apocalyptic college life we are going to budget our lives at work and at home, wherever home might be. My life has always been to arrive late to class and want to leave early, so I can only imagine what it will be like in the real world. Hopefully professors will try to understand senioritis and will make the necessary adjustments. They were all where we are at one point in their lives, and as ancient as they might be, it was probably even hard to focus when they were learning about fire and the wheel. Even if this is the second time I have written this article, I want people to understand the pain we are going through now. Graduation is right around the corner. I am scared. I am nervous. I am wetting myself daily, but above all else; I am a senior with raging senioritis and no care in my heart.

OLIVIA STRAKA Guest Writer

To be quite frank, I do not understand what the appeal is in trying to look attractive at all time. There seems to be this unspoken pressure felt by females, and possibly even males, to always look our best. And if we happen to see someone who looks better than us, we hate them for that. Of course, not all girls are constantly trying their hardest to always look superb. However, I have noticed that even when girls say they are going to have a “lazy day,” it still involves spending time putting on makeup and wearing skintight leggings to show off their bodies. I know people who literally spend hours getting ready to go out.

Of course that is their personal time and they can do whatever they want with it, but I am not sure what I would do after a mere 20 minutes in the bathroom. It feels nice to look nice. I think most girls out there can agree that if they look good, they feel good, and who does not want to feel good? I think the disconnect comes when girls start trying to look good to please other people. If I pulled an all-nighter and am just too exhausted to even fathom putting jeans on the next day, I do not care if I run into my soul mate. He will still love me in sweatpants. And if he does not, well then I guess I really do not care that much about his opinion anyway. Of course, I am human. There are days when I know that I want to look attractive because I will see

that cute guy in my Thursday class. If I am going to straighten my hair any day that week, it might as well be then. But at the same time, I feel comfortable enough in myself that my goal in the morning is not always to “dress to impress.” I have a lifetime ahead of me where that will be an expectation in my job, I do not need to make my mornings even less enjoyable by putting pounds of makeup on my face to cover up that zit from stressing out. There is no shame in looking attractive or taking pride in your body and clothing. Loving yourself is one of the most important things in the world. However when you start altering something as basic as your wardrobe for other people, it is time to make a change, and not just in your clothing.


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Bethany Peterson Guest Writer

Keeping children safe in schools has always been a concern, but recently the anxiety has grown into a political issue. The National Rifle Association (NRA) released a plan, that suggested teachers lawfully carry a gun when working at school. Truthfully, does this sound like something that would give more parents ease? No. Having teachers carry a weapon when schools are supposed to be a gun-free school zone is very hypocritical. Teachers would have more weight on their shoulders knowing they are always armed, which, in return, would give children the wrong impression. Children are normally fearful of guns and to enable guns to be carried throughout the school would make many children feel unsafe.

Letting children feel unsafe in a known safe environment’ is not the way to fix a growing issue. A teacher carrying a weapon is not the solution to this issue. Children could potentially begin to be comfortable near guns, which in turn could have adverse effects. Keeping children insecure around weapons is a good indication that they will not have the want to experiment. However, if guns were to be allowed in schools, there would be more of a comfort zone around something very dangerous. Major concerns begin to arise in the effectiveness of testing for mental illness for teachers to carry a gun. How can they truly determine if an individual is safe to carry a weapon? At any time something could go awry deeming a teacher to be unfit to carry a weapon. Keeping children safe should not be at the risk of the children themselves.

There should be a more developed plan to ensure safety. Instead of the unreasonable idea of our teachers carrying a weapon, why not use service men and women to guard the schools or a police force. These individuals signed up for a job that was dedicated to serving the country or communities and to keep children safe should make them feel as though they are fulfilling their responsibilities. Money may have to be spent to provide these services but so would money be spent to allow guns in schools. Having trained professionals who signed up for a career that danger will be incurred is more logical than having a teacher who signed up for the complete opposite of a career. Only time shall tell what the verdict of this political firestorm will be. Guns in school or guns outside the school, literally.

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The Asian Extravaganza was held by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and SU’s student-run Asian-American Organization.

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SU students and the community celebrated the Year of the Snake, a Chinese tradition, on Thursday in the Ceddia Union Building MPR. The Asian Extravaganza featured live snakes, a spread of cultural food, dancers from Dance China New York, and many more Asian-themed activities. The event, held by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and SU’s student-run Asian-American Organization, focused on more than Chinese tradition. Display boards about varying Asian regions, like Cambodia/Thailand, Mongolia/Russia, Vietnam/Laos and West Asia, explained art, tradition and history in each of the areas. Cuisine also demonstrated the different flavors of Asia-sushi, lo mein, rice, chicken dishes, vegetables — each from distinct native countries, was served buffet style for attendees. Tuan Pham, president of the Asian American Organization, said most of the food was donated from Chartwells, the campus food provider. Other dishes were contributed from Mei Lin’s House and other Asian restaurants — a way Pham said the community was involved.

The senior said that was the purpose of the event, “to share culture with the community.” The Asian-American Organization attends the East Coast Asian-American Student Union in the beginning of each spring semester, which is held in different cities every year. Pham said 2013 was held at Columbia University, and the trip is one of the activities the group does to celebrate Asian tradition. The Year of the Snake was the organization’s annual event to educate students, faculty and friends of the university in Asian tradition. Dance China New York, a group that has many years working with the AsianAmerican Organization performed several dances. Some involved props such as fans and swords, which made each performance authentic. The Central PA Belly Dancers also performed, bringing into the mix an Indian vibe. Live snakes at the event, like a ball python and a Honduran milk snake, were able to be handled by attendees. This offered perspective to students who as Americans may hold a stigma against the reptiles. Students Ryley Behm and Amber Sherrock had just held a snake and shared why they came to the event.

“We had a professor last semester, and again this semester, who is from an Asian country,” Behm said. “He suggested we come check it out. We came for the cultural experience.” Henna tattoos, a traditional Indian ink decoration, were also offered at the extravaganza. The theme, Year of the Snake, represents the Chinese New Year, which differs from America’s tradition in that it is celebrated on a different date each year. According to chinesenewyears.info, this is because the day is based on a Chinese lunisolar calendar, different from the solar calendar to which Americans are accustomed. This simply means that the phases of the moon are emphasized opposed to the sun; therefore, the calendars do not match up, and the Chinese New Year changes days. Each year corresponds to one of 12 different animals — horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon and snake, though the dragon is a mythical creature, not an animal. In that order, the year is named, each with tradition and symbolism behind the title. This year, the Year of the Snake, was celebrated in a big way at SU’s Asian Extravaganza.

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Students had one night to practice for the flash mob that took place at the CUB amphitheater Friday, April 5.

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On Friday, April 5, at noon, choreographer Wadi Jones kicked off a flash mob to a remix of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Jones started off the flash mob inside the Raider Room and quickly moved outside into the amphitheater. Six other dancers joined him and a little while later another six joined them. The dancers were pretending to sit and chat before they got up and started the flash mob. Near the end of the song, Jones got up on a table top and did a special dance of his own, generating a lot of applause. The Activities Board Program (APB) bought 16 pizzas to attract SU students to the CUB to catch the performance. “I hope people decide to

be more brave, bold and open after seeing something like this. Hopefully they won’t care what others think,” Jones said after the performance. As a choreographer from New York, Jones got involved with flash mobs after working at 50-year-old birthday parties. Jones arrived at SU with a three-person production crew owned by a company called, Hope’s Voice. “Choreography is meant to be simple” Jones said. “Flash mobs are a fun venue and easier than a regular performance.” “I hope students enjoy themselves and it makes them want to be more active on campus. How often does a choreographer come to campus to create a flash mob?” Jozalyn Gregor said. Many students signed up for the flash mob but, not as many showed up come prac-

tice time. “I was really nervous because not everyone showed up. However, things turned out great and I am really proud of the dancers and their dedication to the performance,” Jones said. There was only one practice the night before the event running from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dancers stretched and then learned the routine. One of the dancers, Karley Eberhart said she participated because she is an APB member who loves to dance. “It’s a little intimidating because these are professionals we are working with,” Eberhart said. APB said it plans to stay in touch with Hope’s Voice and hopes to host a production with them again next year.

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SU Jewish student organization attracts students of all cultures Casey Maun Staff Writer

Many students tend to find their schedules to be overwhelming when trying to balance their course load with a club, sport or job thrown on top. Then there is Shippensburg University junior Joshua Rudley. For Rudley, John L. Grove College of Business may seem to be a home away from home as he spends a wealth of time in the building completing his triple major in entrepreneurship, marketing and management. Additionally, Rudley started E-Boss, an entrepreneurship club, as well as Toast Masters, which is a public speaking club. But to top it all off, Rudley is also SU’s president of Hillel, the Jewish student organization. According to Rudley, Hillel can be found on most college campuses and is an organization that provides

Jewish students with a group they can meet with and celebrate their religious holidays. “Hillel is an organization for Jewish students, which allows them to uphold the Jewish religion while at college,” Rudley said. Recently, Rudley hosted a Passover Inter-faith Seder in the spiritual center on campus the Monday following spring break. Rudley explained that the tradition of the celebration is a large dinner with anyone who wants to attend as they gather to celebrate freedom. According to Rudley, about 50 people were interested in the celebration including some local Shippensburg families and faculty members. Also, Rudley said Reisner Dining Hall donated food for the celebration. Additionally, Rudley explained that it sometimes can be difficult for Jewish students to celebrate the Jewish holidays because

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Joshua Rudley is president of the Jewish student organization, Hillel. they often conflict with class times or schedules. “Holidays fall on different days every year because they are based on the Jewish calendar which is lunar,” Rudley said. Because the dates of the Jewish holidays vary from year to year, Rudley explained that it is hit or miss as to whether or not a holi-

day will land on a weekend. Therefore, if a holiday happens to fall in the middle of the week rather than the weekend, then Hillel will make events after class for the Jewish students to celebrate the holidays because they are unable to celebrate with their families at home. Although Rudley describes Hillel as a group

that focuses on letting Jewish students celebrate their holidays and maintain their Jewish identity while at college, he also explains that Hillel is open to anyone who is interested and wishes to take part in the celebrations. In fact, Rudley said there are about 50 registered members in Hillel, and of those 50, at least 20 are not Jewish. “They [the non-Jewish members] like to celebrate the holidays or are just friends with Jewish members,” Rudley said. According to Rudley, SU’s Hillel has a connection with the Hillel group at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. He explained that the Hillel group travels to Dickinson College on occasion to do events with them. “They [Dickinson College] actually have a Hillel house and a kosher meal plan,” Rudley said. Also, Rudley described his background by saying that he is originally from York, Pa, and was involved

in BBYO, which he described as a Jewish youth group. Additionally, Rudley said he has a lot of family living in Israel, including his grandmother who is a Holocaust survivor. In fact, Rudley added that he even studied abroad in Israel and was able to Skype with the Hillel group on campus in order to show the group how holidays are celebrated in Israel. However, Rudley explained that when he came to Shippensburg as a freshman that it was very difficult to find the Hillel group. “A lot of Jewish students here tend to hide the fact they are Jewish,” Rudley said. “When you’re an extreme minority at a place it’s easier to blend in.” While some Jewish students may try to blend in, the club provides a place for students of the faith and others to come together and feel welcome to celebrate and practice their religion.

The Clothesline Project raises awareness of domestic violence Alexandra Nicastro Guest Writer

In honor of April’s domestic violence awareness month, The Clothesline Project has come to Shippensburg University. The Clothesline Project, which began in Cape Cod, Mass., in 1990, is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. While making shirts seems fun, it is a powerful tool toward getting help. The Clothesline Project notes, “It is the very process of designing a shirt that gives each woman a new voice with which to expose an often horrific and unspeakable experience that has dramatically altered the course of her life. “Participating in this project provides a powerful step toward helping a survivor break through

the shroud of silence that has surrounded her experience.” Once the shirts are completed, they are hung on a clothesline open for public viewing. The shirts provide powerful and anonymous testimony to the problem of violence against women. Along with opening communications about domestic violence, the shirts serve as a way for survivors to heal from their experiences through artistic expression. The shirts are on display in the Ceddia Union Building from April 3 until April 10. Shippensburg University was introduced to The Clothesline Project through Wilson College in 2010. Stephanie Erdice, director of Shippensburg University’s Woman’s Center, said, “Students at Wilson had wanted to take part in the project but were con-

cerned with anonymity due to the size of the school. Students worried their shirts could be linked back to them and became hesitant to begin The Clothesline Project.” With interests so high at Wilson, they approached Shippensburg University to form a partnership. Combining the shirts from Wilson College and Shippensburg University decreased the chances of association between student and shirt. Different color shirts are used to represent the various forms of violence. White — women who died because of violence; yellow/beige ­— battered or assaulted women; red/ pink/orange ­— survivors of rape and sexual assault; blue/green — survivors of Photos by Alexandra Nicastro incest and sexual abuse; — women The Clothesline Project shirts are on display purple/lavender attacked because of their at SU and Wilson College throughout April. sexual orientation; black

— women attacked for political reasons. While all those who have lived through violence have been victimized, they are not victims. The Clothesline Project defines a victim as “A woman who has died at the hands of their abuser.” The brave women who have lived to tell their stories are survivors. The shirts are displayed at both Wilson College and Shippensburg University through April 10 and will end their tour on display at WIN Services of Franklin and Fulton County, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, WIN Services will be holding a vigil open to the public at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg, Pa. For more information on The Clothesline Project, visit their website at www. clotheslineproject.org


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The crowd exploded when the hip-hop group Travis Porter hit the stage in Shippensburg University’s Ceddia Union Building on Sunday. Travis Porter, which is composed of three friends, has entertained fans around the world since their formation in 2006. Lakeem Mattox, Donquez Woods and Harold Duncan formed the group “with the hope of taking over the rap world from the underground up,” according to their website, www.wearetravisporter. com. Growing up in Georgia, they were influenced by the popular hip-hop groups Outkast and Hot Boys. Local artists also affected their music. After deciding to start their own hip-hop group, their biggest influences became each other. Though their music is now well-known throughout the world, Mattox still remembers hearing their

“We love seeing the crowd go crazy when we come out on stage.” -Travis Porter

song on the radio for the first time. “I was in the kitchen with my grandma and my mom when the song came on ‘Battlegrounds.’ It felt good,” Mattox said. He said hearing it was even better when they won the Battlegrounds competition that year. Since then, they have traveled to places such as Germany and performed with artists such as Mac Miller. They all agreed that performing is the best part of being musical artists The hardest aspect, they explained, is participating in the meet-and-greets and interviews.

For them, the music is the easy part. Like many musicians, Travis Porter enjoys the popularity that comes along with being a famous artist. “We love seeing the crowd go crazy when we come out on stage. The cash is good too, and all the girls,” they said. They succeeded in making their fans go wild throughout their whole show, peaking when they performed their wellknown hits “Make it Rain” and “Ayy Ladies.” They even had the crowd laughing when group member Duncan emerged in the crowd wearing the SU mascot’s head. Travis Porter recently released their mix tape, Mr. Porter, and the group is currently working on their second album. Although they are looking forward to a successful future, for the fans that attended their Shippensburg concert, all that mattered was the present.

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Travis Porter performing for SU students on Sunday, April 7.

Hip-Hop group Travis Porter performed for SU students on Sunday, April 7. The group performed as part of APB’s concert series. Students and SU mascot, Big Red went wild for the group’s upbeat rhymes and beats.


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Boyz II Men bring the ’90s to Shippensburg ELIZABETH RACHLIN Guest Writer The seats were filled, people were singing and dancing and the crowd went wild as Boyz II Men came to H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m.

Boyz II Men formed in 1988 in Philadelphia, Pa. They were best known for their emotional songs and a cappella harmonies and for selling 60 million recordings. Today the group is a trio featuring Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris. They are

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among a few artists who have held a No. 1-spot for over 50 weeks placing them in fourth behind Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Mariah Carey. The trio opened up with one of its 1991 songs. During the concert, the group members could not express enough how much they love their fans and how everyone has helped them so much along the way. Another older song they performed was “I’ll Make Love to You,” a hit single in 1994, and they handed out roses to people who came down to the stage. One girl in the audience had her mom on the phone and Nathan Morris grabbed the phone, took it on the stage and sang to the woman on the phone. Morris also grabbed a woman’s hand and sang part of the song to her. “It was truly one of the best concerts I have seen and when they passed out the roses, it was amazing,” audience member Erin

Boys II Men performing. Dealey said. The trio talked about their album “Love,” which was released on Nov. 23, 2009. “Love” features all cover songs sung by the trio with a special song recorded with Michael Bublé. They sang a song by Mariah Carey,

which is on the album. One of the songs they sang at the concert was called “Water Runs Dry,” which had no music, but just their voices. Olivia Gill, another audience member, said, “It was awesome to hear that song without music in the back-

ground and strictly just voice,” Gill said. “I also liked the slide show in the background that played some of their music videos while they were singing. It really set the mood to their songs.”

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Introduced to the nation on “America’s Got Talent,” The Texas Tenors have been wooing and wowing sold out audiences around the world. Marcus, JC and John smoothly blend country, classical, gospel and Broadway with a decided touch of country humor and charm. Their debut album, “Country Roots-Classical Sound,” exemplifies their commitment to the preservation of timeless classics and inspirational themes. The album soared to No. 1 on both the classical and country charts in 2010. The Texas Tenors continue this tradition with the 2012 release of their sophomore album, “You Should Dream,” devoted to the classical treatment of beloved country, Broadway and standard favorites. The album also includes the original title song, “You Should Dream,” an inspirational and emotional ballad co-written by The Texas Tenors and Dana Lamb that speaks to the group’s commitment to “be the living reason that you should dream.” -Courtesy of H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center

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SHAPE gives a blast from the past Act V spells its way to the stage Samantha Ray

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Vinyl album covers from all decades and genres of music are currently on display at the SHAPE Gallery in downtown Shippensburg. The exhibit “Vinyl: Album Art from the Age of Records” opened on Friday, April 5. The opening reception offered free admission, refreshments and a disc jockey playing vinyl favorites. People of all generations came to share in their love of music and art on the exhibit’s opening night. The tone for the exhibit was set by vinyl records hanging from the ceiling; multiple record players that varied in style and size displayed around the exhibit and a few of the SHAPE’s board members dressed from various decades in music history. Some of the album covers were displayed on spinning towers while others were hanging on the walls around the gallery. The album covers that are on display at the gallery come from personal collections and donations from the local community. The album covers on display cover a range of decades and different genres

The spelling bee moderator said, “Your word is Act Five.” “May I have the definition please?” The student asked. “Act Five: the Shippensburg University studentrun theater troupe,” the moderator responded. “Can you use it in a sentence please?” The student asked in a nervous voice. “Act Five is performing ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ on April 12–14,” the moderator said in a monotone voice. Although Act Five is not very difficult to spell, the cast members of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” had to brush up on their spelling skills to perform this weekend’s production. The musical, originally performed on Broadway in 2005, focuses on six students competing in a county wide spelling bee. The musical is set up and follows the format of a spelling bee while highlighting the main characters who each have their own backstories and quirks.

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of music. The covers on display are from musicians such as Joe Walsh, Sonny and Cher, Fat Boys, Elvis Presley and Kenny Rogers. The exhibit at the SHAPE Galley shows vinyl album covers not just as cases for records but as a form of art themselves. The variety of style, color and design of the various album covers displayed was eye-catching. Album covers from different decades and genres all have different features. The artwork on the vinyl record album covers was to

represent the artist and his or her music. Due to the new digital age of music when most people simply download their favorite songs off the Internet, many people often forget about the detailed album artwork that went hand-in-hand with music in previous decades. “Vinyl: Album Art from the Age of Records” will be on display at the SHAPE Gallery, 20 W. King St., Shippensburg through April 26. The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A love interest develops between two characters, which adds to the plot of intertwined stories and other mishaps that continually occur throughout the bee. The students are not only going through the challenges and pressure to win the spelling bee, but they are also facing challenges at home and in their personal lives. One contestant has two fathers; another is trying to figure out how to handle growing up and the changes his body is undergoing. The production also includes some audience interaction, including some volunteers. But, the audience should expect more than the person next to them possibly being an actor. Despite its child-like setting, the show is very much an adult show, according to Briana Blewett, who plays Olive’s mom. Blewett said the show has a lot of dark, raunchy humor in it. Although the show is about a spelling bee, some of the humor may not be appropriate for children. “It’s innocent because they are kids, but it’s raunchy because of some of the

things they sing about,” Blewett said. Not all of the humor is dark, though. The show includes a lot of improvisation. There are parts of the show the cast still laughs at during rehearsals, which have been happening nearly every day since February. “You will laugh,” Blewett said. “It’s a really funny show.” Performances are scheduled for April 12 at 7 p.m., April 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and April 14 at 7 p.m. Opening night is Greek Night in which $1 of every ticket purchased goes to charity. Kids Day is the Saturday matinee. At Kids Day, the show is toned down and made kid-friendly. Also, kids under 15 are admitted for free. Saturday night is high school night where students can purchase a ticket for $2 with an ID. Sunday is Senior Day where senior citizens can purchase tickets for $4. SU students can purchase tickets throughout the week in either the CUB or Reisner Dining Hall for $3 with their IDs or at the door. General admission is $5.

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McFeely’s Lounge in the CUB filled up last Wednesday night to hear the musical stylings of At the Moment, a new acoustic trio consisting of Andrea Jones, Matt Walker and Tisen Shrawder, three Shippensburg University students with a mutual love of music. The band performed a mix of original music and covers of famous and notso-well-known songs for their audience. The selection ranged from Michael Buble’s “Everything” to “This is Why We Fight” by the Decemberists. Several original songs written by the band were also performed such as “Memo” and the as-of-yet instrumental piece “Downtrodden.” Jones fronts the band as the lead singer and guitarist while Walker fo-

cuses on picking guitar and Shrawder sings lead male vocals and backing vocals. The band is considering adding a cajón, or box drum, to the lineup, which Shrawder will play. At the Moment has a somewhat loungy feel with Jones’ honest vocals and Walker’s picking. Shrawder complements them with a more classically trained sound, the result of years in choirs and musicals. Early in the show the band performed “Memo” after Jones shared the humorous story of the song’s origin. According to Jones, Walker was messing around and playing his guitar while recording it on his iPhone. He decided to send the recording to Jones, which his phone had simply titled “Memo,” causing Jones no small amount of confusion before she started writing the lyrics. Of the 12 songs performed by At the Moment,

six of them were written by the band. While “Memo” is the band’s personal favorite, “The Creeper Song” is their favorite to perform thanks to Shrawder’s pantomiming antics on stage. The song also blends the stories of the unrequited lover boy and the disinterested and mildly creeped out girl. What makes the song unique is that both points of view are presented at once, rather than just the viewpoint of the lover boy or the viewpoint of the object of his affection. At the Moment was formed just over two months ago when Shrawder approached Jones and Walker with the idea of forming a band for a class project. The three friends got together and began practicing and writing their own music. At the Moment plans on sticking together once Shrawder’s class is finished and they will continue writ-

ing and performing during their years at Shippensburg University. Their latest performance, titled “At the Moment, Acoustic Set 2.0,” was the band’s second show of their trio of shows. While many of the people there were somehow connected to the band, by the show’s end several others had filtered into McFeely’s, drawn by the sounds they had heard. “The show went way better than I expected it to,” Shrawder said after the band performed its last piece. “We didn’t have a lot of time to rehearse, but I was still really pleased with how it went.” At the Moment’s next and final show of the spring 2013 semester, will be on May 1 at 9 p.m. in McFeely’s Lounge. While their set list has not been finalized, the band has dropped hints that they will be covering a song by Mumford and Sons.

Book Review: Me, Him, Them and It Jennifer Carbaugh Guest Writer

Caela Carter does a fantastic job at capturing teen pregnancy in its highs and lows in her new novel “Me, Him, Them, and It.” The story is about Evelyn Jones who is a 16-year-old valedictorian. She has been slipping from her good girl norms into bad girl tendencies just to spite “them.” Them” refers to her nonverbal parents who keep a cold distance. Their distance is a result of her father cheating and returning to be with her mother. This causes them to spill over their lack of communication and phony affection into their daughter’s life. Evelyn meets a boy who succumbs to the “him” title. Todd, who she supposedly uses for sex, is technically not her boyfriend. The only cliché part of the novel is that she obvi-

ously falls for him. Then the ominous “it” arises. She becomes pregnant. Todd does not play the sweet prince who offers her a hand and Evelyn feels beyond lost. She then goes to live with her lesbian aunt, her partner and their two adopted children. Her life picks up, the bump grows, but she makes a decision she cannot undo even though she wishes she could. She ultimately gives the baby up for adoption and hopes for a normal life. This is one of the most honest and realistic portrayals of emotion and experience. It could easily be popularized and turned into the next film that could possibly have an impact like “Juno.” The beautiful but heart-aching nature of the plot allows for the reader to feel an attachment with the characters on each and every page.

Evelyn does not want anyone to know of her pregnancy in her hometown, so when she only tells Todd, her best friend Lizzie gets beyond angry when she finds out. This friendship and connection explores the complicated truths that evoke emotion in those who are stuck between childhood and being an adult. Connections are something that Evelyn has a hard time making, but when she meets someone that resonates with her, the character becomes a major stepping stone in the process of her baby decisions. Characters who make the deepest bonds with Evelyn are people like Mary from Planned Parenthood, who Evelyn turns to when her parents continually disappoint her. The new experience with Evelyn’s move to her aunts in Chicago unravels more

than a change of scenery for the young, soon-to-be mother. There is something close to perfection in the writing of Evelyn’s experience as she goes through a life change and a change of location. Carter really captures the honest and grueling fears that pregnant teenagers could possibly experience. The new family dynamic that she falls into characterizes that there are varying types of family situations as well. Between the multiple relationships, the differing personalities, and the humanistic experience that a young woman faces, this novel deserves a standing ovation. There is something truly magical about a book that can grasp the concepts that tumble in the mind and turn them into literature.

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Staff Columnist The 26-year-old ScHoolboy Q was included as part of the XXL Magazine’s 2013 Freshman Class, released last week, but the sought-after honor may be a year overdue. The Los Angeles rapper has been outspoken about the fact that he should have been included on the 2012 list after the release of his 2011mixtape, “Setbacks,” and the emergence of his super group, Black Hippy, led by the commercial success of Kendrick Lamar. Each member of Black Hippy has now been placed on an XXL Freshman Class cover; Jay Rock in 2010, Kendrick Lamar in 2012 and Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q in 2013. The California collective brought national attention to itself as Black Hippy but has begun associating more under the label Top Dawg Entertainment (T.D.E.). Last year, T.D.E. signed a joint venture deal

with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment through Universal Music Group’s Interscope Records. ScHoolboy released “Habits & Contradictions” in January 2012, exactly a year and three days after his 2011 release, “Setbacks.” With a similar style as his group mates in regards to subject matter and lyrical content, ScHoolboy’s two independent albums touched on his previous life as a gangbanger, his lifestyle as a result of his past and how rap sometimes exemplifies the wrongs in which an artist is ironically trying to escape through music. Numerous hip-hop critics thought these two works were more than enough evidence to crown ScHoolboy one of the freshmen for 2012, but instead, XXL included questionable artists like Kid Ink, Don Trip, Iggy Azalea and Roscoe Dash over ScHoolboy. Q released the single, “Yay Yay,” in March to hold fans over until he becomes the second member of Black Hippy/T.D.E. to release a major-label debut with Interscope. ScHoolboy plans to drop his debut album, “Oxymoron,” sometime later this year with plenty of his signature features such as Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Action Bronson.


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Book Review: ‘Nocturnal’ by Scott Sigler Darren Williams Guest Writer

In the case of Scott Sigler’s latest yarn “Nocturnal,” we would be better off changing Dorothy’s old chant into “serial killers, cover-ups and monsters, oh my.” Originally released as a serial podcast in 2007, “Nocturnal” follows the life of San Francisco Homicide Detective Bryan Clauser and his partner, Laurence “Pookie” Chang, as they try to unravel the mystery surrounding a string of grisly murders throughout the city. Clauser suffers from disturbing dreams that seem to predict the murders, and to make matters worse, the chief of police refuses to let the duo on the case. With the help of medical examiner and Clauser’s former lover Robin, Clauser and Chang uncover a cult of murderous monsters who live under the city and are

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ruled by their 13-year-old “king”, Rex, and his “queen,” known only as “Mommy.” Sigler does not leave the conflict so black and white; Clauser feels a connection to the members of the cult, and he must realize this connection in order to protect his friends and city. “Nocturnal” manages to move swiftly along its complex and multifaceted storyline. Because it moves so quickly, it seems as though Sigler does not have time to fully realize his characters, particularly in regards to the dialogue. It is true that the main characters are detectives and that they come in contact with many other members of the police force, but the dialogue between them always borders on too aggressive. It’s vulgar, hateful and unnecessary. Barring “Nocturnal’s” shortcomings, the novel is fun to read. Sigler seems to

have something for everyone; guns, science, horror, thrills — it is all there. He combines elements of detective fiction and the horror genre with the thrills of any action-packed cop thriller. In a scene near the end of the novel, Clauser leads his small army under the city to the monster cult’s lair. The space, dubbed “the Arena,” has a sort of Stephen King aura about it, bringing to mind the sewer tunnels and caves under the city of Derry, the fictional city prominent in both “It” and “Insomnia.” And just like the lairs in King’s novels, Sigler’s Arena houses evil. But Sigler’s evil does not rely on anything especially supernatural, as King’s does. Instead, the monsters Sigler creates are genetically mutated beasts, although some appear as regular human beings. With the help of Robin, the medical examiner,

Clauser and Chang soon discover that every DNA sample taken from one of the monsters at the scenes of the crimes share a common irregularity; they all have an extra sex chromosome, which Robin nicknames the Zed chromosome. Sigler keeps the scientific stuff relatively simple, and the action sets off again. It is only after this revelation that the individual threads of the story start braiding together. The results, quite honestly, were unexpected, and that’s a good thing. The reader will not be easily able to connect the pieces of “Nocturnal’s” puzzle before Sigler intends them to. Overall, “Nocturnal” delivers on many levels. It satisfies our desire to catch a glimpse into the underPhoto courtesy of Google images world, a place where many of us will never go, and inSigler’s newest horror novel “Nocturnal.” deed, would never want to go anyway, no matter how It also offers us a peek One thing is for sure: Dorofictionalized (and trust me, into the world of a major thy ain’t seen nothing yet. folks, this story is fiction). city’s police department


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It is about time Los Angeles, it is about time. Clipper fans have been suffering for years, but now the team, the fans and the city can come out of hiding behind the Laker purple and gold and praise the red and blue of Clipper nation. The Clippers did it in fine fashion too, finishing off the series sweep of the Lakers 109–95 at the Staples Center on Sunday. The Clippers, who have been poised to claim a playoff spot for a while, clinched its first Pacific Division crown in team history. Is this good for basketball? So many years have gone by with the Clippers being the laughing stock of the NBA and the Lakers holding up the trophies, but now the tables have turned. The Hot Corner debates whether this Clippers team has enough to win it all, and if they are the new team in LA. Nick: I might not like any of the LA teams, but for the

sport of basketball I think it is good for the Clippers to be on top of the world for once. I am sick of the Lakers taking all the glory in LA and leaving the Clippers in the dust. Now, owner Donald Sterling can be proud that his team is the Clippers and not have to hide in shame when he tells people what he does for a living. The team is stacked. With Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, I think they could make a serious run in the playoffs. They have a better record in the Staples Center this year than the Lakers, and have an 11-game lead in the Pacific Divison over them. They might have to deal with San Antonio or Oklahoma City, but the Clippers have enough talent and veteran leadership to make a good run at the Miami Heat in the East. The tide has shifted down in LA and it is time to honor the Clippers for their first division title in franchise history. You always wonder how teams that suffer yearin and year outwill ever get to compete with the bigger spending teams. Now the Clippers are finally run-

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The Lakers sit in third in the Pacific Division. ning with the big boys. It will do the NBA some good to see the Clippers make a great run through the playoffs and hoist the trophy at the end — while also being able to rub it into Kobe Bryant’s face at the same time. Bryan: With all the talent, not only in LA, but also in the entire NBA, having teams like the Clippers is a good thing for basketball. Every time they step onto the floor, it is equivalent to watching an all-star game. Seeing a team rise up from the bottom of its division to the top is a great sto-

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The Clippers look to keep their momentum going into the playoffs.

in any sport. Take for example the Philadelphia 76ers. The team had trouble filling the stands but when teams like the Clippers come into town, the seats are suddenly filled. Fans are once again interested. Even though there is a clear mismatch of talent on the floor, it is still fun to watch teams that have a star-studded lineup. The only issue I have with the recent moves in the NBA is that it seems as though teams like the Miami Heat are going to dominate the game for quite some time. With such an ensemble of stars on the floor, they are going to be hard to beat. For a team like the Sixers, or even the Charlotte Bobcats, how could there be any chance of winning against a team like the Heat? It would be more interesting to see all the talent in the NBA spread across all teams and all divisions in the league, but it is impossible. Money is, and will always be, the most important thing. Until other teams in the league obtain money, they will continue to look up at the big market teams. So, with the Clippers making it past the Lakers, and teams like the Miami Heat winning 26 games in-a-row, it is clear that we are witnessing some of the greatest talent that has ever stepped onto an NBA court, and I think that nothing could be better for basketball.

Track & Field April 11-12 at Mondschein Multis Kutztown, Pa. April 13-14 at Bison Outdoor Classic Bucknell, Pa. Softball April 9 at East Stroudsburg 2:30 p.m & 4:30 p.m. April 13 vs. LOCK HAVEN 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Baseball April 9 at Wilmington, Del. 3 p.m. April 12 vs. BLOOMSBURG 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. April 13 at Bloomsburg 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Tennis April 9 vs. GEORGIAN COURT 4 p.m. April 13 vs. MILLERSVILLE 1 p.m.


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Team must find way to overcome losses of Baskerville and Khateeb Sam Stewart

Sports Editor It’s back. It seems not too long ago that the Shippensburg University football team came crashing down after a historic season. The loss in the second round of the NCAA playoffs was as disappointing as ever for the Raiders, but that loss did not personify this team — no this team that took to Seth Grove Stadium during the 2012 season was a team to remember. The team roared through its schedule, garnering illustrious victories against West Chester University, Kutztown University and Bloomsburg University. The record books shattered with Zach Zulli commanding a Mike Yurcich-led spread offense. File Photo by Sam Stewart A defense that had Harman was second on the team in receiving. shown to be porous at key situations the year before was staunch when it mattered most. This Raiders team was the real deal. Now, like every spring, questions arise. These questions plague the offensive side of the ball where SU will need to replace its leading receiver Jacob Baskerville; its leading rusher Mike Frenette and adjust to a new offensive system under first-year offensive coordinator Joe Davis. Davis will bring a slew of first-hand experience coming into Seth Grove Stadium. Davis was a star quarterback for Adrian College, tallying eight school records and then followed that up with stints in the National Indoor Football League and the Arena Football League. More importantly, however, is that his style of offense mirrors what SU has been running for the last two seasons — with one caveat, File Photo by Sam Stewart a tad more plays run in the Kyle Kush will look to be the No. 2 receiver. I-formation. With every new

coach comes new verbiage, new terminology and new signals, but to bring Zulli into a new offense during his senior year would have been a catastrophic mistake. “I have really learned a lot from [Davis] in his short time here,” Zulli said in an interview earlier this winter. “I’m excited to get to work.” Zulli will have familiar faces to throw to this year as Trevor Harman and Alex Kuljian return. Look for Kyle Kush and Ravone Cornish to battle for the No. 2 slot at receiver with Daniel Wheeler spelling Kuljian at tight-end. The defense remains mainly intact entering the Spring Game. The Raiders lose one of the team’s leading tacklers in Cody Fleming and lose an inside presence with the departures of Mark Kahlil Smith and Saeed Khateeb, but their linebacking core and secondary remain virtually intact. Brian Sourber, James Brennan and Sean Sadowsky will look to head man the linebacking core for the Raiders, as all three played in every game last year with Sourber leading the team in tackles (103). Mike Goode, James Cooper, Tyrique Kershaw and Avery Coleman give the Raiders a veteran presence in the secondary and will be a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks. The group amassed 12 interceptions and showed that they were not afraid to hit, as each registered more than 50 tackles during the 2012 season. This will not be a rebuilding year for the Raiders but a retooling period. The weapons are in place for SU to make another run at a PSAC championship and we will get to see it first-hand on Saturday. The spring game will be held at Seth Grove Stadium, Saturday at 1 p.m. Attendance is free for all fans.

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Avery Coleman will lead SU’s secondary unit.

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Zach Zulli threw 54 touchdowns last year.


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More than 300 riders tackle Shippensburg Scurry bike race Saturday afternoon Carolyn Seibert-Drager Contributing Writer

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SU rider Kevin Griffen takes the turn in Saturdays race on campus.

The Shippensburg University campus welcomed bike racers from 40 other schools — as close as Messiah College near Harrisburg and as far away as the University of New Hampshire and Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada — on Saturday morning for the first event of the inaugural Shippensburg Scurry. Hosted by the SU Cycling Club, the Shippensburg Scurry on April 6-7 was part of the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference spring schedule. The Scurry included a campus criterium and a hill climb on Saturday and a road race on Sunday, all with various divisions based on racers’ past results. About 250 riders participated in the criterium, in which they raced multiple times around a 0.7-mile loop on campus, according to Nathan Goates, assistant professor in the management/ marketing department and cycling club adviser. A slightly fewer number did Saturday afternoon’s South Mountain Hill Climb, a seven-mile climb from South-

ampton Township Park on the outskirts of Shippensburg to the top of Big Flat, which has a maximum gradient of 12.5 percent. The criterium races began at 8 a.m. with different race categories following the same loop starting in front of the Ceddia Union Building. The racers followed Cumberland Drive toward Naugle Hall then turned onto Adams Drive and looped behind campus before passing in front of Luhrs Performing Arts Center and returning to the front of the CUB. Spectators lined the short but steep climb to cheer the riders as they passed. Fans also lined the steepest parts of Horse Killer Road near Shippensburg on Sunday to cheer the more than 300 collegiate and noncollegiate riders who tackled the Horse Killer Road Race. Participants raced as many as five times around a 13.5-mile loop highlighted by a climb up Horse Killer that has an average grade of 7.6 percent and a maximum of 20 percent. Kevin Griffin and Lori Incitti captured wins for SU. Griffin took first place in the Men’s D, Division

II, category of the road race, and Incitti won the Women’s Intro category in both the criterium and the road race. Several other SU riders also raced. “Overall I think the weekend went really well,” said club member and race organizer Alan Royek. “We got a lot of comments from other teams saying that it was the best weekend this year.” “I was exceptionally pleased with the feedback I heard from participants,” Goates said. “All seemed to love the campus course, as well as the race courses off campus. I was also very pleased with the accommodation of the university community. The campus police and the CUB administration were particularly helpful, willing to overlook our foibles, and in the end helped the students organize a first-class event. “Kudos to all of the students of the SU Cycling Club for putting on such an event,” Goates added. “The initiative and planning was all theirs. It was an education within an education for the student organizers — exactly the sort of thing that I believe a university experience should facilitate.”

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Alan Royek battles for the first-place spot in his Category A race.


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Lynn strikes out 11 in Game 1, guides Raiders to split in doubleheader vs MU

Sophomore Makenzie Lynn tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in a complete-game five-hit shutout in Game 1 on Saturday afternoon as the Shippensburg University softball team split a road PSAC East doubleheader at Millersville. The Raiders blanked the hosts 6–0 in the opener before dropping the nightcap by a 2–1 margin. Lynn threw 101 pitches and walked one for her fifth win of the season. Junior Emily Estep — coming off her Friday no-hitter — allowed four hits and one earned run with 10 strikeouts but earned the Game 2 loss. Sophomore designated player Jessie Trammell batted 3-for-7 on the day and drove in SU’s lone run in Photo by Ryan Trexler

Estep threw the first no-hitter for the Raiders since 2006 on Friday.

Emily Estep added a no-hitter to her resume, SU’s first no-hitter since 2006 Ryan Trexler

Asst. Sports Editor Shippensburg University softball witnessed greatness on April 5, 2013. Junior Emily Estep stepped into the circle to try and give SU a quality start. Little did she know she was about to notch her place in the Raiders record book. It was a normal PSAC matchup, the Raiders looked to continue their winning ways when they traveled to West Chester University. Estep was scheduled to pitch the first game of the doubleheader. She was dominant throughout the whole game, allowing only three base runners —all on walks. The game was a nail-biter until

the Raiders broke through and scored runs in the sixth and seventh innings — sending Estep out to the circle in the bottom of the seventh inning with a 2–0 lead. With her no-hitter on the line, Estep shut down the Golden Rams, retiring the side and solidifying her first no-hitter. Estep threw the first seven-inning no-hitter since Dani Shields blanked Kutztown University in a dramatic 2006 PSAC tournament win. Shields had an impressive junior campaign as well. She finished the 2006 season with a 1.29 ERA, striking out 171 and walking only 37. Shields ended the year with the second best record on the team, notching 15 wins and losing only seven games.

The team finished 42–20 overall and 17–7 in PSAC East play — falling to Lock Haven University 1–0 in the NCAA playoffs. Like Shields, Estep has been dominate this year, posting an astounding 1.29 ERA, fanning 99 batters and walking only 19 in her 81 1/3 innings pitched. Her 10–3 record is the best on the SU pitching staff. Estep has improved many aspects of her pitching game from the past season. At this time last year Estep held a 3.21 ERA and had a record of 4-6. Estep will look to continue her dominate pitching performance as the Raiders look to make a run at a PSAC championship for the first time since 2011.

Game 2 with an RBI double. Sophomore shortstop Taylor Weisman knocked in two runs in the opener while going 2-for-2 at the plate — including an RBI double in the first inning that scored Trammell for a 1–0 SU lead. In the third, senior right fielder Kiersten Darhower led off with a walk, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored thanks to Weisman’s second RBI — a sacrifice fly to center. After Lynn struck out the side in the bottom of the third, an RBI double in the top of the fourth from sophomore third baseman Liz Parkins pushed SU’s lead to 3–0. The Raiders tacked on two more runs in the fifth, beginning with a

double by sophomore center fielder Tyler Thompson. Thompson scored four batters later on an RBI single from junior catcher Kirstin McClune that loaded the bases. Junior second baseman Rachel Shumway then drew a full-count walk to bring home Weisman, who singled earlier in the frame, for a 5–0 margin. With one out in the sixth and Thompson and Trammell at third and second, respectively, Thompson stole home for the game’s final run. The Raiders travel to East Stroudsburg on Tuesday for a PSAC East doubleheader beginning at 2:30 p.m. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information


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Courtney Kennedy has career day as Raiders pick up much needed win over Slippery Rock RAIDERS 16 Ryan Trexler

Asst. Sports Editor After dropping five of its last six games the Shippensburg University lacrosse team was hungry for a motivational win. Luckily for the Raiders, the team coming into David See Field on Saturday afternoon was also having a mediocre season. Courtney Kennedy paced the team with a careerhigh, five-goal performance as the Raiders overtook Slippery Rock University

16–10, notching their first PSAC victory since a 7–6 victory over Kutztown University last week. “I just kept looking in and kept shooting,” Kennedy said after her career performance. Kennedy was on fire from the beginning of the game, scoring her first of five goals five minutes into the first half. She added three consecutive goals after that, all within a four-minute span to give the Raiders a 5–2 lead. SU added another goal to its lead when Roxanne Brown took a solid feed from

The Rock 10 Sheila Johnson and deposited it into the back of the net, giving SU a 6–2 lead. SRU added two goals of its own before the Raiders could answer. SU’s Bennet Widlake scored her second goal of the game with 8:27 left in the first half. SU’s Garrie Grenfell added three straight goals, the last coming 54 seconds before the end of the half — giving the Raiders a comfortable 10–4 lead entering the break. SU kept the scoring going in the second half, scoring two goals in under four minutes, raising its lead to 12–4.

The Rock added two goals of its own, but the Raiders quickly answered when Brown and Kennedy added their final goals of the game, sending SU’s lead to 14-6. Brown finished the day with two goals. “We have to think about how we feel today after the game and how good it feels to win,” Kennedy said. “We will just keep working off of that.” SU is back in action as No. 2-nationally ranked West Chester University marches into town today for a 4 p.m. contest at David See Field.

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Simmons’ time ending Garrie Grenfell

Contributing Writer All good things must come to an end, as senior Jenna Simmons is sad to be winding down her final lacrosse season at Shippensburg University. Simmons has been an integral part of the team’s defensive unit as she has collected 18 ground balls and has caused 12 turnovers so far this season. Simmons has been the foundation of the defense for many seasons, as she was just one of six players to start in all 16 games her sophomore season. Her junior season produced more results as she achieved seven caused turnovers while recording 20 ground ball pickups. New assistant coach, Krista Mann, has helped Simmons and the other defenders by sharing her defensive knowledge in the game, which has shown through in four of SU’s victories this season. Simmons’ leadership and positive attitude on

the field keeps the team full of energy despite its 4–7 record. Her favorite moment so far this season was when the team went to Florida for two games and got to play lacrosse in the heat over spring break while it was cold back at SU. Simmons believes one of the team’s best assets is that her teammates are so close, which brings a different relationship onto the field, which came along particularly in the team’s trip to Florida over spring break. The season’s theme, Ohana — meaning family in Hawaiian — has been its motto all year. “Being so close helps us work harder and push each other because we do not want to let any of our teammates down,” Simmons said. Simmons is putting her best foot forward in the team’s six remaining PSAC games and will look to provide on-field guidance to her teammates throughout the rest of the season.

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Courtney Kennedy had a career day for the Raiders, scoring five goals in Saturday’s victory.


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Raiders’ ship sinking SU track and field Raiders salvage series, split twin bill against Millersville on Saturday finds success again BRIAN EVANS AND

CASEY MAUN Staff Writers No. 19 Shippensburg Raiders split Saturday’s doubleheader with Millersville Univeristy. Needing a win to stay afloat in the PSAC East standings, the Shippensburg University baseball team split its twin bill against Millersville University, dropping Game 1 2–1 before rallying back to take Game 2 7–6 on Saturday afternoon at Fairchild Field. Game 1: The Shippensburg University baseball team fell to Millersville University in Game 1 of the PSAC East clash Saturday afternoon at David See Field. Neither team had managed to score a run until the third inning when MU’s Zach Stone doubled into the right center-field gap, scoring Tyler Orris. SU answered in the fifth when Jimmy Spanos took an 0–2 offering from Chris Murphy down the left field line, scoring Simon Beloff. Murphy settled down after that, retiring Kyle Hollingsworth and Michael Douglas to end the inning. Unfortunately for SU, the tie did not last long. Stone rocketed a one-out home run off of Shawn Patterson to give the Maraud-

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ers a 2–1 lead — a lead they did not relinquish. Shawn Patterson (4–2) took the loss for SU. The righty went 5 1/3 innings allowing two earned runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking none. Murphy threw 92 pitches in a complete game performance allowing one earned run on four hits while walking two and striking out four. The victory gave Murphy his eighth win, good for No. 2 in Division II. Game 2: Game 2 seemed to foreshadow another Marauder victory as MU second baseman Evan King drew a leadoff walk on four pitches from SU starter Nick Massetti. After stealing second base, King scored on a one-out double down the left-field line by Stone. Stone then scored on a single by senior right fielder Jeff Heisey giving the Marauders an early 2–0 lead. However, Douglas ignited the SU offense with a lead-off homerun driving the first pitch of the at bat over the left-field fence. On the next pitch, junior third baseman Cal Hogan doubled to right center field and then scored when junior first baseman Pat Kregeloh doubled to left field. Kregeloh then scored on a wild pitch giving the Raiders a 4–2 lead after the first inning. In the second inning, MU plated another run when Shippensburg na-

tive Jeremy Musser drove in King with a single. But, the Raiders were back at it again in the bottom of the second manufacturing two runs on a Hogan single to left-field, which scored Douglas and freshman shortstop Mike Marcinko. Down 6–3 entering the third inning, MU mustered up a little wind in its sails following a costly fielding error which allowed MU first baseman Dan Johnson to advance to third on his single to right field. Johnson later scored on a sacrifice fly by junior center fielder Mark Stuckey. Then with two outs, sophomore third baseman Tyler McDonald singled up the middle setting up a tworun homerun by sophomore catcher David Pine. The Raiders then scored the go-ahead run in the fourth inning after Hollingsworth doubled to right field and then scored on a Hogan single. SU fought off the persistent Marauders squad stranding two men on base in the sixth to hold onto the 7–6 lead to split the doubleheader. The Raiders (18-12, 5-7 PSAC East) are now sitting fifth in the PSAC East standings. SU returns to action today when they travel to Wilmington University for a nonconference matchup at 3 p.m.

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The Shippensburg University men’s track and field team placed fourth at the 2013 Colonial Relays despite only sending a small contingent to the meet, as the Raiders bested the likes of Virginia Tech and St. Joseph’s by placing in four more events Saturday at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. SU fielded a sprint medley relay on Saturday that eclipsed the previous school record — winning with a time of 3:27.19. Junior Matt Kujawski ran the opening 200-meter leg before handing the baton off to junior Kevin Shaw, who ran another 200-meter leg. Sophomore Jordan Jones extended the relay another 400 meters before junior Dan Dreeman anchored the final 800 meters. Matt Kujawski, sophomore Steve Waithe, senior Herman Kirkland and Shaw ran a 4x100-meter

The Shippensburg University tennis team battled through windy conditions on Sunday for a PSAC Eastern Division clash with Kutztown, winning 26 game points but ultimately dropping a 9-0 decision to KU from the Robb Sports Complex Tennis Courts. Junior Hannah Wolfe went to a tiebreaker in her No. 5 singles match against Kutztown’s Emily Troast, but fell by a score of 4-6, 6-3, 5-10. Fellow junior Daniela Delgado and senior Lisa Snader each won three games at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively, while sophomore Kaitlyn Erickson fell 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6 singles. Freshman Brittnee Buckley and junior Julia Saintz fell at No. 1 doubles, 8-1, and dropped singles matches by 6-0, 6-1 scores. SU will host Georgian Court at 4 p.m. today. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information

relay that finished third in 41.86 seconds. That time figures to slot the Raiders as the second seed currently among conference schools behind East Stroudsburg. Kirkland finished second in the 100-meter finals, running 10.92 seconds. Sophomore Eric Bologa, sophomore Andrew Kujawski, senior Joel Flott and sophomore Robert Bales combined to run the 4x4 in 3:14.26. Sophomore Bernard England, sophomore Ryan Spangler, sophomore Matt Bee and senior Matt Gillette formed a quartet that finished the 4x800meter relay in 7:44.54. The women’s track and field team placed fifth in the sprint medley relay Saturday at the prestigious Colonial Relays and competed in two others to wrap up its weekend in Williamsburg, Va., at the College of William & Mary.

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The sprint medley relay features a pair of 200-meter legs followed by a 400-meter leg and an 800-meter anchor leg. Sophomore Danesha Butler, senior Courtney Martin, senior Caitlin Stuetz and freshman Megan Lundy teamed up to post a time of 4:10.07. Sophomore Bri Fells, junior Rachel Haupt, Stuetz and Lundy ran the 4x4 in 3:56.54. Junior Lyndsay Barna, sophomore Lauren Ellsworth, Butler and Martin combined to run the 4x1 in 49.82 seconds. Shippensburg will be in action next weekend with its annual trek to Bucknell for the Bison Outdoor Classic. SU’s multis competitors will head to Kutztown during the week. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information

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