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Susan Spicka visits SU, speaks to students about voting importance James Reilley Staff Writer

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said. “That’s millions and millions of dollars the state could use.” Spicka also said if elected, she would work to improve the commonwealth’s infrastructure and fight against corporate loopholes. “Gov. Corbett wants to give a $1.6 billion tax break to Dutch Shell,” Spicka said. “I think our state would be better off giving low interest loans to local businesses where they can go and hire people.”

She also criticized Kauffman for taking a $52 payment every day he comes to Harrisburg as a representative. “I don’t think that just because you are a legislator you should get a special perk,” Spicka said. She said some fresh faces in Harrisburg would be good for Pennsylvania. “We get entrenched incumbents and they get entrenched in Harrisburg and they change,” Spicka said. Spicka runs a grass roots

Susan Spicka, the Democratic candidate for the 89 House District held a question and answer session at Shippensburg University on Sept. 13. The listening session was held at the Ceddia Union Building in Raider Lounge 06. There were about 20 students in attendance. Before answering questions from students, Spicka gave a short speech about her campaign and what she would do if elected. “The two main reasons I’m running are to stop cuts to education and cuts to human services,” Spicka said. During her brief speech, Spicka also urged students to register to vote. “The university in a race as small as mine really has the ability to swing it one way or another,” Spicka said. During the question and anPhoto by Alexa Bryant swer portion of Spicka’s listen- Susan Spicka, Democratic candidate for the 89th ing session, sev- House District, held a question and answer session eral students ex- for SU students on Sept. 13. pressed concern about the state When asked to critique campaign. The candidate cuts to funding for higher her opponent, incumbent estimates that her cameducation. One student asked where Rob Kauffman (R), Spicka paign has made 16,500 Pennsylvania would make said she was disappointed phone calls and home visup the revenue if Spicka that he went along with its. In closing, she again had her way and no educa- Corbett’s cuts to higher stressed how important she education while represent- thought it was for students tion spending was cut. “Pennsylvania is the ing a district that is home to vote. “You are welcome to vote only state in the country to to SU. “He’s voted 97 percent for whoever you want. Just not put a severance tax on companies taking natural of the time with Corbett’s as long as you vote,” Spicka said. gas from the state,” Spicka agenda,” Spicka said.

DECISION 2012

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Staff Columnist As the election year downshifts into the final turn before the straightaway, there is no disputing that America is on the edge of its seat for the most contested part of the race. According to polls, Republican and Democratic campaigns are neck and neck for what is shaping up to be a photo finish, but not the winner-takeall finish both sides are expecting. It is certainly not the race political analysts expected less than a year ago, with most agreeing the Obama administration had a guaranteed second term. In an election year with the majority of Americans citing the economy as their biggest issue, President Barack Obama was off to a strong start with job growth up at 227,000 added in March, which was a steady climb from the minus 800,000 of his first month in office. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was more than 13,000 points (the highest it had been since the end of 200), unemployment at 8.3 percent, (down from the plus 10 percent he also inherited upon taking offic), and the economy in general growing at more than 2 percent as opposed to the 8.9 percent left over from the previous administration. All of this is atop a grueling Republican primary season that left every candidate and the party itself with extensive public relations and reputational damage, including eventual nominee Mitt Romney. Unfortunately for the Democratic White House, a summer of economic downturn has provided Republicans and Mitt Romney with the ammunition they needed to support their claim that the president had not done

the job. With the summer months adding a significantly lower average of 80,000 jobs per month and unemployment still falling to its current 8.1 percent, the hard fact remains that no president has won reelection in modern history with an unemployment rate over 7.2 percent. These numbers fall on the heels of the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, where the night before President Obama asked the American people for more time and promised that though change would be slow, it is coming, and we are on the right track. The morning after, the U.S. Bureau of Statistics and Labor released a job growth figure of plus 96,000 in August Though it is increasing, it is not good enough, according to most economists in order to stimulate consumer confidence and spending, or prove that the economy overall is growing at a healthy rate. Throughout the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, speakers on both sides agreed that no one could repair the damaged economy in the wake of the 2008 housing and financial crisis in four years. Where they disagree is the way in which to go about it, and those arguments are not new. General economic platforms between both parties remain largely the same over key issues like taxes and deficit with Democrats vying for tax consistency and increase and closing tax loopholes to pay for current and additional government-provided initiatives to stimulate economic growth and redistribute existing wealth to the middle and lower class. Among these initiatives are various small business employment incentives, since small businesses make up the largest employment sector in the

country. Republicans are running largely on the basis of trickle down economics, within which taxes are cut to promote consumer spending from the top down and stimulate traditional free market economic growth and an increased revenue stream. This also includes cutting existing government programs to reduce deficit spending. The politics of economics vary little within both parties from election cycle to cycle in the increasingly partisan world of American politics. The choice before the electorate in 2012 seems more to do with the character of the candidates themselves in the face of the challenges before the nation, which is another growing trend in the modern political machine. Can someone like Mitt Romney relate to an increasingly polarized and cavernously separated upper and lower class, with the middle slowly disappearing in between? Or will his politics follow his personal career of economic “creative destruction” and plunge the economy further into recession by supporting the Wall Street tactics that ran it aground so severely in 2008? Will President Obama continue the ‘Obamanomics’ trend of Federal Reserve stimulus and government assistance that, although having pulled the economy from the brink of almost assured destruction, still has yet to establish a trend of healthy and consistent upward growth? Can he persuade Americans that he can get the country on the right track in another four years and that the longpromised change really is coming? These are the questions voters can only hope to surmise answers for as we enter the final, all-out drag to the finish of decision 2012.


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Ann Keefer presents the speech Byte Into “Fabulously Disabled Since 1970” This Ali Jones

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If you are reading this article, you should stop. Take a moment to look around you. Actually, look at all the people around you. Are they tall or short? Do they have long or short hair? Who exactly is everyone not on the outside, but on the inside? Often we find ourselves “judging a book by its cover.” This unfortunate conscious act is done every day by you and me. On Sept. 13, at Old Main Chapel, more than 100 SU students and staff came to listen to Ann Keefer. Her presentation was titled “Fabulously Disabled Since 1970: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Impairments.” Keefer suffers from VACTERL Association, which is an association of birth defects that can effect newborns’ bones, spines and organs. Keefer walked on stage with her beautiful blue scarf wrapped neatly around her neck, to help make her nerves go away as she claimed and she had a smile that stretched from ear to ear. As students were getting ready to briskly jot down notes for extra credit Keefer adjusted the microphone and began her presentation. She began by explaining who she is and why she is here. Like any good speaker, Keefer told the audience she wanted the lecture to be fun and give it a sense of her experience with having a disability. Most importantly, Keefer wanted to erase any stereotypes of people with disabilities. She was charismatic and confident with every sentence she spoke. Keefer told many jokes throughout her time on-

stage. Everyone laughed along with her, but when Keefer began to describe her infancy, childhood and all the way up to getting her doctorate, there were serious times, not to be taken lightly. Keefer was a shy child, but what is amazing is that her parents did not try to hide her disability at all. They spoiled their daughter with picture after picture. Always making it known that, yes, Keefer is different, but it is a great kind of different. The doctors told Keefer’s parents not to get attached to their child because she may not live. However, the nurses were outstanding. They were very supportive and nurturing. As Keefer stood in front of the audience with grace, it is crazy to think that she did not crawl or walk for a long time. Everyone giggles as Keefer describes doing things as a child with her feet, such as petting the dog. As Keefer grew into a young lady, her mother thought it would be best to attend an alternative junior high, which benefited her tremendously. This is where Keefer’s life began to change. She embraced her “freakishness.” A teacher told her he picked her specifically to be in his homeroom because he found Keefer to be interesting. For the first time she realized that her impairment was not what she thought. Keefer still struggled with things, but she strived through her adversity. When she was in her undergraduate years, she was finally able to stand up and say, “Hey! My name’s Ann Keefer and I have VACTERL Association, and it is pretty good.” Over these years of achieving her undergraduate degree, Keefer was inspired by many people who

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are very dear to her heart to this day. These teachers pushed her to pursue what she loved despite her disability. Keefer did not care if there were no jobs in the field she wanted to study;this is what she wanted to do more than anything. As Keefer wrapped up her lecture, she proposed a

“What are we doing to help those that have disabilities? What are you going to do now? Will you stand by or will you stand up? Give a voice to the unheard.”

very powerful question, one in which she asks herself every day. “Live through my disability, or do I live through (experience, embrace, invest) my disability?” She described how each day is different, and she never knows how she will live through her disability. It is a surprise, in a way. Keefer smiles as she ends with a quote from RuPaul, “Work it girl!” She certainly did work it. After the presentation Keefer talked about giving advice to those with disabilities.

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“It gets better,” Keefer said. She had this sparkle in her eye as she described that one does not have to live ones life in despair if one has a disability. She explained what got her through her disability, and she said it was support from loved ones. It was family and friends who supported Keefer to be the educated and successful woman that she is. It was especially helpful to find others who had disabilities as well. A positive attitude and support goes a long, long way. Keefer stressed that people with disabilities are just like everyone else. They do not need to inspire every person they meet. People with disabilities are important just like people without, which makes this unnoticed issue apparent. What are we doing to expand research on disabilities? What are we doing to help those who have disabilities? So, what are you going to do now? Will you stand by or will you stand up? Give a voice to the unheard. Let it be known that everyone is fabulous. Allison Carey, department of sociology and anthropology and Christine Senecal, department of history planned the event. Hopefully, after Keefer’s speech, SU will be inspired to think differently about the disabled.

As many analysts predicted, the iPhone 5 is thinner, by 18 percent than the iPhone 4S. It is also taller, bringing the screen size up to 4 inches, rather than the 3.5 inches, the size had been stuck at since the first iPhone released. All of this means that the phone will give enough screen size for another row of icons on the home screen. It will also allow for calendar users to see five days on the screen at the same time, rather than four. The back of the phone has been changed from the easily-broken glass back to metal black reminiscent of the original iPhone. 4G LTE support is finally coming to the iPhone as well. 4G is much faster than 3G, which makes for faster downloading of information. Whether you are loading Twitter and Facebook posts, streaming a video on YouTube or downloading a new game on the iPhone 5, if you are in a 4G area such as Shippensburg, it will be noticeably faster. The camera has also seen some improvements, but the main specifications remain the same except for the front camera being able to shoot up to 720p video. One of the main improvements, though, is that users can now take still pictures while still recording video. There have also been additions of panorama mode and

low-light filters. The battery has naturally been improved in the iPhone 5, with Apple promising eight hours of 3G calling along with eight hours of browsing time on either 3G or 4G. The company is also promising 225 hours of standby time. None of these times have been field-tested however, and as with most phones, mileage will vary. Perhaps the biggest change in the new iPhone is the new dock connector; called “lightning.” This cord will have the connector on both ends, making it incompatible with every current accessory on the market. There will be adapter cords sold by Apple, which will range from $19–$39, but this will still defeat the purpose of bedside docks that are supposed to keep the phone standing up, as the cord will leave the phone lying on the desk next to the dock. Apple has ignored the fact that most smartphones are using the Micro-USB connector for charging/syncing, but they have at least saved phone space by ditching the 23-pin connector. iOS 6 will also come preloaded on the iPhone 5, and comes will many software enhancements, but that is a whole different beast. Overall, the newest iPhone is thinner, faster and better in just about every aspect, and reportedly, retailers are expecting record number crowds for its launch this week.


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Women’s Center gets SU Democrats respond to GOP students to register to vote at national convention Jessica Weibley Staff Writer

As college students, many of us are new to voting. And with this year’s election competing with our busy class schedules as well as work hours, it can be pushed to the back of our minds and seem somewhat unimportant. However, the Women’s Center on campus wanted to get the word out about just how important voting is for students. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Orndorff Theatre, located in the Ceddia Union Building, the Women’s Center hosted the presentation of a film titled “Iron Jawed Angels.” The film gave a historical account of women’s suffrage in the U.S., but it did so in a modern, entertaining way. With actors including Patrick Dempsey, Hilary Swank and Frances O’Connor among others, the film presented comedy, romance, action and drama that illustrated just how difficult and inspiring the struggles were for the women who fought for voting rights. The plot of the movie covered the years 1912 to 1920 and told the story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, two young women who took the women’s suffrage movement to extreme measures in order to make a change. The film brilliantly captured the struggle of their fight. At a parade, which was formed by the two courageous women in order to protest for their cause, many women were beaten in the streets. While holding signs outside of the White House, they were arrested unjustly

and thrown into jail. While in jail, Paul suffered punishment for her decision to go on a hunger strike. Doctors argued that she was “insane” a n d treated her with extreme m e a s u r e s t h a t would be considered inhumane today. T h e ending of the movie depicted an inspiring scene of former President Woodrow Wilson’s character, played by Bob Gunton, during Wilson’s congressional speech expressing new support for the suffrage movement. This was followed by the moving and motivational scene of the final deciding vote that made the Susan B. Anthony Amendment become law. On Aug. 26, 1920, women were granted the right to vote. The film gave a moving reminder that the women who fought for this right did not go through these struggles solely for themselves; they did it for all of us. While this historical movement had a major impact on women, it serves as a reminder to all of us of just how important voting is. If a few people had the courage to stand up for their right to vote and go through horrible struggles because of it, then it reminds us that we should not take that right for granted. Prior to the showing of the film, as well as afterward, the Women’s Center

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25 students registered to vote Wednesday night, which brings the total for this semester up to 400. The center will be accepting registration forms until Oct. 9. Stephanie Erdice, director of the Women’s Center, reminds students that it is convenient to register at the university because our polling place is located on campus at the SU Foundation building. She also reminds students that registering to vote gives them a voice in local politics. An announcement was also made that the SU honors program will be holding an election preview for students who would like to learn more about the election or become more informed about each candidate. The election preview will include two specific events, both of which will be free for the public to attend. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, they will be hosting a presidential election analysis at the Old Main Chapel at 7 p.m., and on Sept. 25, they will be holding a congressional races preview at the same time and location.

Heather Leasure Staff Writer

The 2012 Democratic National Convention was held in Charlotte, N.C., from Tuesday, Sept. 4, to Thursday, Sept. 6. The overall message of the Democratic National Convention was that Americans need to work together. Former President Bill Clinton stressed the importance of cooperation in order to fix our country. Politicians, as well as the rest of the population, cannot be so focused on Republican versus Democrats. Instead of hating opponents, people should be working with them to make changes. Colorado congressman Jared Polis said, “Together we are stronger, together we are better, together we are America.” A large portion of the convention was dedicated to describing how President Barack Obama has fought for the rights of women. Obama gave many women the chance to speak out at the convention. Women such as Sandra Fluke, Barbara Mikulski and Nancy Keenan expressed feelings that the Republicans are trying to destroy all of the progress that has been made for women. Women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke said, “Too many women are shut out and silenced.” Sen. Barbara Mikulski described every woman’s desire for equal pay and better health care. Almost every speaker at the convention mentioned that women should be free to make the choices that affect their bodies. While the Democratic National Convention did not contain as many per-

sonal stories and as much talk about family as the convention held by the Republicans the week before, it did contain some personal talk. Both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden discussed their families, giving a shout-out to their wives and children in the audience, but each speaker still spent the majority of their speeches talking about what they have done and what they plan to do for the country. Michelle Obama and Joe Biden both gave heartfelt

“Obama wants Americans to know that the positive changes in this country would not be possible without the determination of the American citizens.”

speeches that described all of the hard work that President Obama has put into trying to move the country forward. Obama even brought up the fact that the Republicans avoided speaking about their plans at the RNC by saying, “They want your vote but they don’t want you to know their plan.” Joe Biden spoke about how the Republicans’ plans were going to hurt the country. For example, they have a plan that will make Medicare go bankrupt by 2016 and Romney and Ryan

reject every plan put forward by everyone to reduce national debt because as Biden said, “They aren’t prepared to do anything about the debt if it contains even one cent in new taxes for millionaires.” President Obama wants to know how every one of his actions will affect the average American; not just the upper class. Obama stressed the importance of not increasing taxes on the middle class. Also, Romney has plans to create jobs, but Biden revealed that these jobs are to be created overseas. At the Republican Convention, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney laughed at Obama’s plans to help the environment. In response to Romney’s criticism, Obama said, “Climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They are a threat to our children’s future.” Along with the president’s goals for manufacturing, energy, education, national security and the deficit that were mentioned, Obama’s main goal is to restore America’s pride. The topic of the auto industry came up a lot at the convention. Even though the auto bailout saved an industry and millions of jobs, Joe Biden said, “When things hung in the balance, the president understood that this was about a lot more than the automobile industry. This was about restoring America’s pride.” Obama wants Americans to know that the positive changes in the country would not be possible without the determination of American citizens.


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Police Logs UNDERAGE DRINKING

On Saturday, Sept. 1, at approximately 5:02 a.m., two university police officers were on foot, issuing parking tickets in the Spiritual Center parking lot, when they heard loud voices in the area. They observed two male individuals coming down the stairs from the south storage parking lot into the Spiritual Center parking lot. When the two males observed the university police vehicle, they quickly reversed their direction and fled back into the south storage parking lot. The officers checked the area and were able to locate the two males attempting to conceal themselves inside a parked vehicle in the lot. The two males were approached and were asked to exit the vehicle. Both males were found to be intoxicated and under the age of 21. They were identified as Daniel J. Hauck, 18, of Harley Hall, and Michael J. Mcburney, 18, of Mowrey Hall. Both admitted to consuming alcohol prior to encountering the officers, and both were given portable breath tests which showed positive results for the presence of alcohol in their systems. Hauck and Mcburney were issued citations for underage drinking and were then escorted to their residence halls where they were released.

UNDERAGE DRINKING

On Sunday, Sept. 2, at approximately 2:04 a.m., a university police officer was on routine patrol in the area of North Earl Street and Old Main Drive when he observed a female who appeared to be intoxicated, staggering up the Cinder Path toward campus. While observing the female, the officer witnessed her fall to the ground three times. After the third fall, a male subject picked the female up from the ground and proceeded to carry her. The officer approached the couple to check on the female’s welfare and well-being. Upon speaking with the female in question the officer found that she was highly intoxicated. The female in question was identified as Alexis C. Thorburn, 19, of Lackhove Hall. Thorburn was given a portable breath test which showed positive results for the presence of alcohol in her system. Due to Thorburn’s level of intoxication, an ambulance was dispatched to the scene and she was transported to the Chambersburg Hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Thorburn was later cited for underage drinking.

THEFT

On Friday, Sept. 7, at approximately 5:56 p.m., Steven Christopher Conbay, 19, of McLean Hall, came to the university police department to report that his bicycle had been stolen from the McLean Hall bike rack. The theft is believed to have occurred between the hours of 1 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. The stolen bicycle is described as a silver Columbia mountain bike, with a high seat with the words “backtrail” written on it. The bike was valued at approximately $200 by the owner.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA / UNDERAGE DRINKING

On Friday, Sept. 7, at approximately 11:38 p.m., a university police officer was on patrol in the area of Adams Drive when he noticed a group of individuals in the wooded area near the Rails to Trails. The officer parked his patrol vehicle and approached the group on foot. As he approached them, the officer observed a lighter being lit several times and could smell the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the area. Jeff Silvestri, 18, of Naugle Hall was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and is being charged with that offense in addition to underage drinking. Alexander Lombardo, 18, of McCune Hall was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and is being charged with that offense in addition to underage drinking. Austin C. Rowley, 19, of McCune Hall, and Kyle J. Hahn, 18, of Lackhove Hall, were both charged with underage drinking. The suspected marijuana was field tested and did show positive results. It will be taken to the Cumberland County Forensics Lab for additional analysis. All parties were released after being processed and advised of their charges.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

On Saturday, Sept. 8, at approximately 11:24 p.m., the university police received an activation of an emergency call box on Adams Drive. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate anyone in the area of the call box at that time. Using video surveillance footage, officers were able to track a group of males back to Kieffer Hall. The officers went to Kieffer Hall and spoke with the group, and during questioning one of the males admitted to activating the call box. Tyrone G. Cleveland III, 18, of Seavers Apartments admitted to activating the call box and he was cited for disorderly conduct.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT / UNDERAGE DRINKING

On Sunday, Sept. 9, at approximately 12:54 a.m., a university police officer was on routine patrol in the area of Adams Drive and Dauphin Drive when he observed an altercation occurring in the street. The officer observed that a male individual had another male on the ground and was on top of him engaged in a struggle. The officer separated the two males and questioned both of them. The male who was identified as the victim told the officer that he was just walking across the street when the second male approached him, got in his face, and then threw him to the ground and started to place him in a choke hold. The attacker was identified as Derek Allen Sneeringer, 20, of Whittman, Md. Sneeringer was found to be intoxicated and submitted to a portable breath test which did show positive results for the presence of alcohol in his system. Sneeringer was cited for disorderly conduct and underage drinking and was then released to a friend who he was staying with.

Explanations differ on deadly embassy attacks in Libya William Kauffman News Editor

Libyan President Mohammed Magarief is offering a different explanation than the U.S. for the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. “We do not, at this moment, have information to suggest or to tell you that would indicate that any of this unrest was preplanned,” said Jay Carney, President Barack Obama’s press secretary, to a press briefing on Friday. The Obama administration and the Department of State are suggesting that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, as well as the unrest in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Sudan and other parts of the Middle East, is a reaction to an anti-Muslim video that surfaced in the U.S. and spread to the Muslim world. The video, “Innocence of Muslims,” is a short, seemingly amateur-made video that came to attention in Egypt after its trailer was translated into Arabic and posted on YouTube. YouTube blocked access to the video in Egypt and Libya on Wednesday. The trailer depicts the prophet Muhammad as a liar, a womanizer and a madman, showing him having sex and calling for massacres. The U.S. has condemned the video, but says it is no excuse for such reprehensible violence. While it seems the video undoubtedly caused much

of the violence, Magarief is suggesting that the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was a pre-planned attack by foreigners in Libya who are associated with Al-Qaeda. Also, following a briefing by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Carl Levin, Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told the media he understood the attack was planned and premeditated. On Sunday, Magarief reported that about 50 people have been arrested in relation to the attack. If the attack was preplanned by Al-Qaeda, then it would appear that it was well-coordinated, using heavy firepower and in relation to the anniversary of 9/11. The FBI is currently conducting an investigation into the attack. According to the Associated Press, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the unrest raging across the Muslim world is likely to continue into this week. Heavy security has been ordered to U.S. embassies throughout the Middle East, and the State Department has ordered the departure of diplomats from embassies amid concerns over rising antiAmerican violence. It appears that a preplanned attack occurred in Libya in the same week violence erupted over the offensive video. The relation of the two events is unclear, but many developments from the U.S. and the Middle East are to be expected this week.


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The key to college success Fashion makes women strong ANA GUENTHER

SAMANTHA NOVIELLO Opinion Editor

For every college student, new experiences will happen. We are here to get our degrees, make some new friends and enjoy the time in college before we step into the real world. Transitions from being in high school to being in college are hard, along with the transition into a new year just from being home for summer break. Stress starts to build and people quickly start to crumble under the pressure. Before you know it, you are sitting in the library behind the books, mind blown and feeling so overwhelmed. But what is really on your mind? That party last night? What football game is on tonight? Thinking about your new crazy roommate you cannot stand? And how are you going to get all this work done and still have time to relax? These are common things on the college student’s mind. But what many students do not know, is how to handle them all.

I sat and thought about the things I deal with on a day-to-day basis and I came up with a solution: breathe. That party last night is over and the ones this weekend have not started. So get your school work done, then play. Football is a necessity, or so it seems, to many people on Sundays and Mondays, but homework comes first; you are here to learn. As for your roommates, they are just people you live with sometimes. I think many people feel the need to try and become lifelong friends with their roommates and sometimes that just is not the case. If he or she is crazy, ignore it; you do not want to get caught up in their ways. If he or she is untrustworthy, lock up all your things or take it all with you everywhere; do not think you can trust them right away. No one gets along all the time, so just be civil and get through the time together. I know that being in college is stressful and some people handle that by thinking they need to spend more time partying than actually studying. News flash, you will not get far.

Everyone likes to have fun and relax, but let us remember the real reason we are here. We are here to learn, make successful lives for ourselves and great careers for ourselves in the future. I see so many people every day not going to class because of what they did the night before, or feeling the need to put their schoolwork on the back burner because their friends are out having fun without them. You need friends and you need fun. But let us get smarter for ourselves too. You do not want to look back on your college career, just getting by in your classes and realize your skills would be a lot more marketable for your career choice if you would have just cared a little more. Pick a major, do the best you can in your courses, have some fun, but be the best that you can be. Seriously, what would you be doing if you were not in college studying something? We are very lucky to have such a great school with great staff and experiences waiting for us. Do not ruin your time here, you will regret it later.

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Asst. Opinion Editor I remember Valentine’s Day 2006. This sounds like a random date and well, it is. I fell in love but not with a boy but something of an entirely different nature. You see, each Valentine’s Day my parents give my sisters and I small gifts. That year I received chocolate, lip gloss and, unexpectedly, the May issue of Teen Vogue. That was it. I thought nothing of the magazine in my hands because up until that point I was busy with teeny bopper magazines that dished the latest gossip. The glossy feel of the pages, the colors that popped, the scent of Chanel No. 5 and Vera Wang wafting to my nose with each turn of the page, sent me spiraling into a world of which I wanted to be a part. So what upsets me is how people continually say that fashion is shallow. What I cannot understand is where these people are coming from. I understand the negative connotations that stick-thin models create. I do not intend to glamorize anorexia, bulimia. My heart goes out to these women who feel pressured to conform to what society says is right or wrong. It is not fair that any woman should feel this way. I believe fashion can make women feel strong. Developing a style is like discovering what you can be. Some of the most influential women of our time were fashion editors, designers and authors. The messages these women created has catapulted feminism to where it is today. Personally, I like to give a chunk of credit to Gabrielle “Coco” Bonheur Chanel for aiding in the start of women’s liberation. This woman sang in bars with her sister

for pennies and created an empire of a fashion house that is still strong today. Coco Chanel was a seamstress who looked upon fashion of the early 20th century as frivolous and constraining. She challenged the societal norms that had depicted women in corsetted gowns, up do’s that would give the ultimate pony tail headache, hats that could be seen from space and called it all nonsense. What I love about Chanel is her simplicity. Her clothes have elegance and chicness to them that are simple enough to transcend generations. Coco is the only fashion designer to be named on Time’s “100 Most Important People of The Century.” Throw on a little black dress, add some heels, some chandelier earrings and ladies, you are going out. Where did this classic outfit originate from? Chanel. She cut the hem of a dress to the knees. She went with neutral colors and threw away the obnoxious floral patterns. She dropped the neckline of dresses and shirts and cut women’s hair to below their ears to create the bob. She created a look that was somewhat masculine in a way. What is masculinity coaligned with usually? Strength. So in a cause and effect situation here, she made women strong. Also, on a side note, she created the camisole. I mean what would women have done without her? She was not trying to create a certain look for one skinny model, she was trying to break a mold and create an entirely new mindset for what is feminine and strong. It was suddenly OK to look a little scandalous, so show a little leg. Before Chanel came around if a woman walked into a room wearing a short dress, she would not be painted in a bright light.

I feel that without Coco Chanel, the clothes we would be wearing today may look a little different than what we are used to. Fashion has followed in this iconic woman’s footsteps. Vogue, in the 120 years the publication has been around, has featured women from Marilyn Monroe to Michelle Obama They have featured women who are independent, hardworking and beautiful no matter what. When I read fashion magazines they make me want to strive to be charming and tenacious like Lucille Ball. They make me want to be ground-breaking and classy like Mary Tyler Moore, outrageous and independent like Carry Bradshaw. I want a career. I want to feel some of that power. I want an office with a view. I think more women should want to be independent for themselves rather than dependent on a man. Feeling comfortable in what you wear can make you feel comfortable in your skin. Confidence and having strong self-esteem can be the best accessories anyone can wear. A woman can be beautiful no matter what if she commands a room in her favorite outfit, and it does not matter what that outfit looks like. Personal style should fall parallel to your personality. The fashion industry is about individuality. What we wear is like art and we should appreciate all works of art because they take time to create. People say fashion is shallow but I think that is because they do not understand the message. Helen Gurly Brown, an editor at Cosmopolitan for 32 years said it best. “You must develop style. Every girl has one. It is just a case of getting it out in the open.” I could not say it better myself.


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Asst. Sports Editor You know what really grinds my gears; text messages. I understand the fact that society relies on texts. They make it easier to talk to one another, they are quick and the convenience does not hurt either. I love the fact that just by using our thumbs we can communicate with those close to us no matter where they are and that we are always a text away. Yet, what I do have an issue with is the corruption of text messages. There is a chokehold that they have put on society because the language and meaning behind a text message is still a mystery. What we are dealing with is a beast that no Catholic priest can save us from. Soon we all will be under the curse of the dreaded text message. I am sure you all have seen or at least heard of the movie “The Terminator.” Well, just like that movie, I think that machines are going to rise against us and text messages are the silent assassins. When we are having a face-to-face conversation with someone we normally can make small chit-chat without an issue. The human element is gone now. Emotions, tone, feeling are all gone. Text messages take away tone and there

is no meaning to its written word. No, the monotone blankness of a text message is based solely on confusing us. If we are confused, we become vulnerable. Words do not even carry the same weight anymore. Terms like “OK” do not just mean that you agree. Text messages have incorporated “Okay” which means that person must really care because they took the time to spell it out. We still have “OK” but we also have “K” which is the worst yet. Text messages have a power that a simple letter “K” can mean your life is over. This is never a good thing, ever. Do not let people fool you. In a relationship you do not want to get this. Consider the letter ‘K’ to be poison. It slowly seeps in and then you are dead inside. Words like “lol” and “haha” and “lmfao” have been created to fill voids when we no longer have things to say. These words do not mean we are laughing in real life and in fact most “lol’s” are sent with a blank expression on the other person’s face. These creations, ruin our speech. We no longer feel the need to want to talk to people and instead, we find ways to escape it. Our lives are made of guessing

games. Each day, we wonder who will text us and how that conversation will go. The term “hey” could mean anything from “I want to start a conversation with you” or “I really want to talk to you and did not know how to start this conversation.” Or, the classic “I hate you at the moment so you get just a hey,” so either way, one single word can carry so much meaning that make us unaware of what the true meaning is. Smiley faces and frowny faces are used to convey meaning but even they get over used. Are we really making that frowny face in real life or do we just feel it is sufficient for the conversation? We will never know. These phrases or “characters” used in a single form usually end with the other person lost for words. Not in the way that I leave women speechless, but in the way that we have no answer to a smiling face. It is “dumbing” us down as Americans. With no feeling our sarcasm goes awry and issues become larger. If the machines can take away our sarcasm, then that is a world I do not and physically cannot live in. I am just saying, people, wait for it. If text messages can cause so much pain and delusion wait to see what comes next.

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Obviously, the attacks of Sept. 11 were savage and evil, and their perpetrators are bad people. It really is deeply saddening to know that some 3,000 people just going about their day are now dead because of a single calculated act of revenge and retribution. It is tragic, and that tragedy in and of itself should be solemnly remembered. But solemnly remembering an attack in which many people lost their lives and many more lost a part of their lives with the death of a friend or a significant other, maybe a parent or even a child, that is not what happens and that is not where I take issue. I take issue with people happily embracing the flagwaving distractions and deliberately surfing the mass hysteria wave while the deaths are openly exploited

in order to shield U.S. foreign and domestic policy from criticism. Patriot Day has become our two minutes to hate, to remind us of our eternal enemy with whom we have always fought, do fight and will always fight until the end of time and that criticism and dissent cannot be tolerated. You do not want to support Al Qaeda do you? The problem is, United States troops are dying in vain. Iraqi, Pakistani, Afghani and even U.S. civilians are dying in vain. Why are they dying? U.S. troops might still be suffering from the delusion that they are “fighting for freedom,” but whose? Iraqi freedom to be subjected to murder by U.S. troops, or oppression (and murder) from Islamic militants? Is it our freedom? What freedom did Saddam Hussein threaten?

What freedom does any one specific terrorist group threaten us? No, the only institution destroying freedom here in the U.S. is the U.S. government. And that is what sickens me about Sept. 11. And it should sicken you too. How many more people have to needlessly die until Americans get over themselves? A hundred? A thousand? A hundred thousand more? It was the U.S.’s very interventionist and manipulative foreign policy which helped motivate the Sept. 11 attacks in the first place. This policy is not in place to “defend freedom,” either; it exists only to defend the political and economic hegemony of the United States government. Terrorism is the price of empire.


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Asst. Ship Life Editor When Andrew Thornhill walked into Rowland 206 on Sept.12 to speak to students about his experiences as an entrepreneur, the vibe of the classroom changed from an attitude of passivity to one of inspiration. Thornhill is a successful entrepreneur based out of Seattle, Wash., who has worked in every industry from music to media. Guest speakers have graced the halls of Shippensburg University in the past, but what made Thornhill stand out from the rest is his selflessness to share his success and insight with students. This selflessness was demonstrated when a student who had recently recorded tracks with his music group asked Thornhill how to promote his group’s album.

Without hesitation, Thornhill said, “Let me give you a number to a friend of mine, but make sure you tell him you know me.” At these words, a wave of admirable shock radiated throughout the classroom from watching him help this student with the first steps to accomplish his dream. Margaret Miller, a student present in the class said, “Mr. Thornhill showed true interest and concern toward the students and their dreams. Because of his genuine delight in hearing our individual stories, he drew the attention of the entire class.” After class, Thornhill granted me an interview full of more of his industry wisdom. Thornhill said, “I knew from the beginning what I wanted, but I did not see it as a path. I knew I wanted to be independent in business, and I worked with

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good people that guided me.” He added, “You have to see the big picture and take every opportunity.” “A close friend of mine said ‘Sometimes in a cube; step outside to see that it is there. The universe is a cube and there is all this stuff that is wonderful,” he said. Thornhill possesses two standout qualities that have made him a successful entrepreneur: curiosity and passion. “If you’re not passionate, you’re just not passionate,” Thornhill simply said. He then told me of a previous visit to SU that sparked his curiosity and led to a successful chain of events. Thornhill said he noticed that the grass around campus was different from other grass in that it was more durable. “I was just curious,” he said.

This led him to investigate the company that distributes the grass seed, which led him to an idea for a book on ecosystems. Where does Thornhill think the future of print media is headed? “Warren Buffet just bought over 50 newspapers,” Thornhill said. “He didn’t do that for nothing.” He added, “All will join forces in one media stream. There will always be talented news writers, but now there are distribution opportunities. It relies on the individual writer.” With that final dose of insight, the interview came to a close. Whether it is a strike of inspiration or a shard of hope in a long lost dream, meeting inspiring and successful people such as Andrew Thornhill offers an out-of-the-ordinary peek at a world of bigger and better things.

Raider Runway: A look at SU fashion Names: Mitchel Bamberger (L) and Abbie Bugh (R) Majors: English and Psychology Years: Both Freshmen

Name: Paul Deichmann Major: English Year: Sophomore Inspiration for outfit: For Paul, Holland high fashion was on his mind when he chose a washed out, red, flat front short.

Name: Alpha Dimicron Pi (From left to right) Sara Hanson, Kaitlin McFarlane, Holly Plenskofski, Samantha Dunn Inspiration for outfit: These lovely ladies chose classy variations of the little black dress for their formal event.

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Inspiration for outfit: This grunge revival look was inspired by everyday street attire; simplicity and comfort. Photos by Danielle Halteman

There was a printing error in the Recipe of the Week for the 9/11 issue. The recipe is as follows: 1 lb. ground beef, 1/2 c. onion, 1/2 c. uncooked rice, 1 can of cream of chicken soup, 1/2 soup can of water, 1/2 bag of frozen tater tots. Brown ground beef with onion. Drain fat. Add all the other inredients except for tater tots and pour into a 9X13 pan. Put an even layer of tater tots over mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cover with ketchup if desired.


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SU student returns from studying abroad in Ireland William Kauffman News Editor

On Jan. 24, The Slate featured a story about an Shippensburg University sophomore named Kelsea Collins, who had just left to learn abroad at Limerick University in Limerick, Ireland. She had high hopes of a life-changing, perspectivealtering experience that would help her better understand her future. Collins, now a junior, returned May 15 after a fourmonth trip that exceeded all of her expectations, altered her perspectives and certainly changed her life. “You just become a different kind of person because you’re completely self-reliant,” Collins said. “You become a stronger person because you put yourself out there.” She lived at home in Chambersburg, Pa., and commuted to and from SU until she went to Ireland to live on her own for four months; a dramatic change. To Collins, it was for the best, and made for a time

during which she made It is more common for American accents to be Americans speak much some of her best friends someone to approach a per- interesting and could dif- more slowly than the Irish and memories. son and strike up a conver- ferentiate between Collins’ or English. She came back with sation in Ireland than it is roommate’s New Jersey acCollins spent most of her many new perspectives on in America. cent and Collins’ “southern time in Ireland, but took academics, culture and herAccording to Collins, the accent.” She was once told, excursions to France, The self. Irish people she experi- “You sound like TV.” Netherlands, The Czech She said one big differ- enced generally view Amer“I never realized it until Republic, Germany and ence in the schooling style icans as gullible, but nice I went over there that I say Italy. is that there are no Collins said the general education experience went requirements, and beyond academics students instead and culture and take classes that changed her perpertain to their spective on life. major. She said it helped Also, classes are her find her selfvery lecture-based worth, and the exand homework is perience made her rare. Most classes more well rounded boiled down to a overall. couple tests and/or The memories projects. of walking all over Collins said it the town, walkput the student in ing along the river a more indepenshe lived beside dent role, which and riding the bus is something she to school are enfound she likes, graved in her mind but it may not be forever. for everyone. The experience Some of her Photo courtesy of Kelsea Collins meant so much to most interesting her that she became observations were SU junior, Kelsea Collins, spent four months in Limerick, a campus advocate Irland studying abroad. cultural ones. with the group that The Irish’s outsponsored her trip, going nature made Collins enough people. things kind of drawn out Academic Programs Interrealize how shy and awkAlso, as expected, the and they would call me out national (API). ward Americans can be. Irish students found the on it,” she said, noting that She said they made the

whole experience easier with assisting with housing arrangements, providing a cell phone service and organizing meetings for students before they left for Ireland so they would know someone prior to arrival. Collins is excited to work for API and has already created the idea of a gender-neutral speed-datingstyle meet-and-greet that would spread awareness about studying abroad and let students get acquainted. That event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and API plans to have one event every month this semester. Anyone interested can “Like” the “Shippensburg University International Students” Facebook page where events will be posted. For any other questions, students can visit the International Office in CUB 221 or contact Collins at kc5913@ship.edu. One big focus of the last time Collins talked to The Slate was if the trip would help her understand where she wants to go in her future. When asked about it now, she only had one answer: “Back to Ireland.”

Recipe of the Week Tuna Noodle Casserole

2 Cups of uncooked macaroni noodles 1 Can of tuna, drained 1 Can of cream of mushroom soup 1 Cup of frozen peas 1 Cup of milk 1 Cup of bread crumbs 1 Cup of milk

Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe casserole dish and microwave for seven minutes. Remove casserole, stir and top with breadcrumbs. Continue microwaving for 8 minutes.

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Midtown Men bring ‘60s to Shippensburg Ashley Stoudnour Staff Writer

The best music from the 60s was alive and well Friday night at the Luhrs Performing Arts Center all thanks to The Midtown Men. The Midtown Men is the four member group from the original Broadway cast “Jersey Boys,” Jersey BoysChristian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and J. Robert Spencer. Coming off a 50-city tour across the U.S. and Canada in 2010, they stopped by Shippensburg during their new tour promoting their album “Sixties Hits.” Sixties Hits. They began the show by introducing themselves as the cast of the “Jersey Shore,” collecting laughs from the easy-going crowd. They started into their first hit song, “Making My Way Back to You” by The Spinners, leading into “Breaking Up is Hard To Do” by Neil Sedaka. The entire show was full of synchronized dance moves, charming monologues and stories from their Broadway days from

the men of Midtown, and got the crowd moving to the classics. “We are having the time of our lives up here singing these songs, so tonight we want the same for you. Let loose tonight, Shippensburg,” J. Robert Spencer yelled to the crowd. One of the show’s highlights came from the powerful falsetto voice of Michael Longoria, hitting high notes heard in most male songs from the ’60s. One of the best was when he mirrored Michael Jackson’s perfect pitch in the Jackson 5 song, “I Want You Back,” bringing the crowd to a chorus of applause. Through their covers of The Beatles to The Mamas and The Papas and their own “Jersey Boys” Jersey Boys songs, The Midtown Men brought life back to the ’60s through their variety of song choices and dance moves that kept toes tapping and hands clapping. Each member took the time to speak individually to the crowd, telling their stories behind The Midtown Men then breaking into their favorite song from the ’60s. Christian Hoff’s version of “Never My Love” by The Association earned

a standing ovation from a handful of audience members through his smooth, sultry tones. The Midtown Men also have a history in Pennsylvania. J. Robert Spencer went on to say that he graduated from York High School in Pennsylvania, while Michael Longoria’s first job was in Hershey Park. During the intermission the band played to keep the crowd’s energy active as the men changed their outfits backstage. Each member of the band had their moment to shine during instrumental solos until the guys came back out on stage to break into The Monkees’ “Daydream Believer.” The packed room at the Luhrs Center was at its loudest during a sing-a-long to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli while a few members of the crowd got to their feet during “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.” Keeping the evening upbeat, they ended the night with a medley of “I Second That Emotion” into “I’ve Got Sunshine” and “Just My Imagination.” Having backgrounds in Broadway performances gives The Midtown Men an advantage to creating a har-

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The Midtown Men woo the crowd in a ‘60s-esque performance at the Luhrs center Friday night. monious, entertaining show that will surely please any generation. That was never more evident than at the Luhrs Center on Friday.

They ended the night on leaving with the best of the a high note, quite literally ’60s still humming in their in Langoria’s case, with a heads. befitting cover of “Bye Bye Baby” and sent the crowd

Black Black Beast rocks out The Thought Lot James Reilley Staff Writer

Shippensburg’s music and art’s venue The Thought Lot played host to four local bands Friday, Sept. 14. The Black Black Beasts, Bratcore, The Young and the Restless, and Blayer Point Dujour & The Rockers Galore all played half-hour long sets.

The best show of the night was the first as Black Black Beast’s guitar based instrumentals were played with poise and energy. The five-piece Chambersburg- based band sounded like a slightly darker Explosians in the Sky for most of their set. A lot of their tracks were driven by guitars and bass, but they also experimented with a bit of electronic rock, including a freaky sample from the X

Files to close out their show. These guys were very unorthodox, at one point playing a guitar with the bow of a violin and are well worth a listen. Next up was the two-piece Shippensburg band Bratcore. Featuring a drummer and guitar-playing vocalist these guys played a lot of pyschodelic stuff. Their songs were filled with echo effects and trippy vocals that sounded more like ca-

dences than words and had most of the roughly 50 fans in attendance on their feet. They gave way to the Young and the Restless, a Carlisle band, whose blend of punk, alternative rock and a bit of screamo sounded vaguely like a heavier Manchester Orchestra. The instrumentals were great, but were occasionally at odds with the vocals. The band’s last track, an ode to the front man’s grandmoth-

er was powerful and by far the best of their set. The Philadelphia based Blayer Point Dujour & The Rockers Galore closed things out with their Reggae Jam style. The band brought a lot of energy and interacted well with fans, giving away as many copies of their new CD, The Bull, as they could. After the show fans milled around for a while taking in the sights at the venue.

Abstract Hatian art hanging from its walls, plenty of comfy couches, good music and a laidback attitude made the Thought Lot the real showstopper of the night. Even the artists were impressed. “This really is a wicked venue,” said the Black Black Beasts’ bassist Bryan Mcdermott during the band’s show. “Make sure to support local places like this and help keep them going.”


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Russell Dickerson kicks-off ‘After Dark’ series Lauren Miscavage

Cheif Copy Editor The Activities Programming Board (APB) presented up-and-coming country/ rock artist Russell Dickerson and his band on Friday, Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building’s (CUB) Red Zone. Dickerson and his band mates, bassist Kyle Reeves, electric guitarist Chris Young and drummer Phil Lawson, put on an energetic show by involving the audience in clapping and dancing along to their upbeat songs. Dickerson also strummed his guitar as he sang. Dickerson and his band launched the show with their song called “Something Good,” followed by another song called “Good Life.” The band, originally from Tennessee, then played a popular cover of Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You,” which got the audience singing along.

Dickerson then introduced their song called “10,000 Summers” by saying since he graduated from college a year ago, it’s a good, fun summer song to listen to. The band then creatively intertwined “10,000 Summers” with popular country artist Luke Bryan song, “Drunk on You,” to familiarize the audience. Dickerson was featured in country artist Colt Ford’s song, “All My Tomorrows,” and the band was eager to perform the song for SU next. According to a YouTube video of Ford talking about the song, he mentions how Dickerson will be a star someday because he is an “unbelievable singer.” Dickerson and his band played their song “Love’s Gonna Find You” next, followed by popular cover song “Summer of 69” by rock artist Bryan Adams. The band wrapped up the show with songs “Once” and “That’s My Girl,” which Dickerson

mentioned was available on iTunes. Being born and raised in the South, Dickerson said, “Growing up in a small town, moving to Nashville, country music was always around. I started writing songs, and country just kind of came out.” However, Dickerson does not follow the “country” stereotype with his appearance, which may surprise some. He has more of a rock twinge going on, and he said he just does his own thing. To him, being unique is key. Dickerson said he has been singing all throughout his life. “My dad is a music minister, so I’ve always been in children’s choir, literally since I can remember. I’m pretty sure I came out of the womb singing,” he said. Dickerson’s biggest musical influences are Keith Urban, Garth Brooks and Michael Jackson, and he said if he could go on tour with

anyone, he would choose Urban first. He said when he gets inspired to write new songs, he automatically stores the ideas in his phone, and he said he gets most of his ideas for songs while on the

road. Dickerson said he and his band will be on their college tour all throughout the rest of September and October, and they plan to start recording more songs around the beginning of 2013. For

more information on Russell Dickerson and to get access to his songs, visit www. russelldickerson.net. He is also available on Twitter russelled.

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Summer concert EZoo goes off without a hitch Erin Towsen Staff Writer

As summer comes to an end and fall starts to set in, we can look back on all of the things we have done this summer. For some people, family vacations and

work were what memories of the summer of 2012 contained. For others, things like Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Bonnaroo and most recently New York City’s Electric Zoo were the biggest moments of summer.

This year EZoo packed in over 110,000 people for its 3-day extravaganza and hosted over 100 DJs from all over the world. The event started on Friday, Aug. 31 with Julien Loreto and Nick Catchdubs both starting just after 11a.m. Other shows that day included big

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names such as Alvin Risk, Nadastrom, Dillion Francis, David Guetta, Above & Beyond, A-Trak and Michal Menert. Pretty Lights was the headliner for the first night of EZoo. Saturday, Sept. 1 started off at 11 a.m. with AbdeCaf and hosted big names such as Mord Fustang, Dirtyphonics, 12th Planet, Martin Solveig, Dada Life, Rusko, Axwell, Datsik and Wolfgang Gartner. Above & Beyond played the last set of the night on the Main Stage, Benny Benassi played at the Hilltop Arena stage, Steve Aoki was on the Riverside - Dim Mak (which is his record label) stage and Chris Liebing played at the Sunday School Grove stage. The final day was filled with performances by Paper Diamond, Krewella, Mt Eden, Andy C, EOTO, Knife Party and electronic

pioneers Benga, Tiesto and Diplo and headlined by Grammy-award winner, Skrillex. Not only did the artists make the event a euphoric experience but, the amount of ravers packed onto Randall’s Island truly made the scene a zoo. “I would be dancing, turn my head and see someone wearing a tiger mask. It really was like being in a zoo,” Chris Spencer said about his experience at EZoo. The people created a sea of neon, glitter, confetti and animal print who all danced together to throbbing baselines and subtle trance. Events like this one are truly a marathon for the mind and body. The entire time dance music is played. Attendants are constantly being forced to surrender their entire being to the music, and then are released.

It is a pure test of one’s endurance and euphoria is the status quo. “It felt like a dream,” Phil Mik said, a former SU student who attended EZoo. Although the event makes the mind and body tired, it is considered one of the safest festivals to attend. There are free stations to refill water bottles and shuttle buses to take attendants to the festival grounds. Faculty and festival volunteers handed out water bottles, sprayed the crowds with water bottles and danced along to the music. EZoo was a great way to end the summer festival season. Counterpoint Festival in Atlanta, Ga. is coming up at the end of September and will be hosting most of the artists who played at EZoo, plus many more.


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ball, she is also the catalyst Michael Shipman to many offensive chances. Asst. Sports Editor Bricker will look to pick up where she left off tomorThe Shippensburg wom- row against West Chester en’s soccer team enters the University at 7:30 p.m. gauntlet of its schedule this Ashley Vellucci week against formidable foes West Chester University and Millersville University. These two PSAC East games will prove to be critical if the Raiders have any shot at making a run at the PSAC playoffs at the end of the season. Two players to watch on this team are Kylee Bricker and Ashley Vellucci. Both are stars on Vellucci is one of the Raidopposite sides of the ball ers’ main offensive threats, and and both give SU a shot to she has proven that since her win game in and game out. freshman year. In her debut season, she played in 18 of 19 Kylee Bricker games, scored two goals, contributed points in five different games, and scored a goal in the season-opening game against the University of Charleston. She scored another goal against Millersville University, provided assists against Slippery Rock University, and recorded six shots on goal in two games against Davis and Elkins ColComing into her junior lege and Mansfield University. year with the women’s socIn 2011, she was named cer team, Bricker has had to the Capital One Academic plenty of playing minutes All-District Team. So far in on the field so far this sea- the 2012 season, she is conson. She has played a key tinuing on with her reputation part in the Raiders defense as a valuable asset to the SU in her three years with the women’s team, scoring one team. So, look for her to goal, two points, and 18 shots. continue her solid defensive She has also recorded six shots play throughout the rest of on goal. So, with only seven the 2012 season. Bricker games played, look for Velbrings speed and quickness lucci to build on those numbers to the position and while and to have another good year. she remains a stalwart on the defensive side of the

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Nick:

I think there is something completely wrong with bias in the sports world. I mean, getting past listening to Terry Bradshaw talk up the Steelers or Coach Ditka brag up his Bears, I think that when your job is to be an official you must be entirely unbiased. We run into these problems in high school when officials are usually from certain areas. They pull for their hometown team, and it causes issues. This is the same thing. You cannot sit on a jury if you previously know about a case, so you should not be allowed to officiate a game if you are tied to the team that is playing. If he is a Saints fan, then that is fine. If he wants to be an official in the NFL, then that is fine also. Just be sure to make it known

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Football Sept 22 vs MILLERSVILLE 1 p.m.

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The NFL replacement referees seemed like trouble from the start. Most football fans knew there would be controversy, but thought it would happen on the field. If you have not heard, replacement referee Brian Stropolo was recently yanked from the Panthers and Saints game. Stropolo, who worked the season opener with the Cowboys at the Giants, was scheduled to be a line judge during the Saints game. No one knew at the time though, but Stropolo is actually a Saints fan. Many pictures were linked to the media of him wearing Saints gear, and the decision to pull him was swift. For this edition of the Hot Corner, we will decide what is greater ­­— your team or your job.

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to everyone before putting your job in jeopardy. There is a time and place for everything. Do not mix work and pleasure. It never works out, just ask Steve Phillips.

Michael:

As if the situation with the replacement officials in the NFL was not strange enough already, it seems the situation seems to be getting more and more unusual. This time, it involved the league pulling replacement referee Brian Stropolo out of Sunday’s Saints-Panthers game, all because he is supposedly a Saints fan. According to ESPN, Stropolo’s Facebook account shows photographs of him wearing Saints gear. The NFL said Stropolo’s support of the Saints is not improper in any way; however, the decision to remove him from the game was taken as a “precautionary measure to prevent any further conflicts.” Really, NFL? Really? Watching some of the games from last Sunday, particularly the Ravens-Eagles game, it is clear that these replacement refs are struggling to do their jobs. They are confusing themselves as far as penalties and spotting the ball go. However irritating they may be to the players, coaches, and fans alike, they are all just doing their jobs. So, who is to say the case involving Stropolo would have been any different? Before today, I never thought that the refs actually followed a favorite team like regular fans, so I was a bit surprised

to see this on ESPN NFL Gameday Sunday morning. Just because a ref happens to follow and root for an NFL team does not mean that the league should immediately assume that ref will give that team an unfair advantage when he happens to be at one of its games. This case is no different. While we will never know if Stropolo had any intentions of giving the Saints an unfair advantage during their game Sunday, it shocks me to think that the NFL would automatically assume he would. Tim Keese was Stropolo’s alternate replacement, and to add insult to injury, Stropolo was also replaced as the alternate ref.

Sam:

The NFL is following protocol so that it does not get engulfed in a potentital mess that would ultimately call into question the integrity of the NFL. The NFL does not want to turn into the NBA, where every call, especially in the fourth quarter is put under the microscope by fans, media and coaches. Of course the NFL is doing the right thing by taking Stropolo out of this game. I completely agree with Nick on this one. When your job is to show an unbiased stance on the teams that are playing, how could you be the referre in a game where your favorite team is playing? The NFL made the safe option for Sunday’s game, but maybe with Stropolo at the game, New Orleans could have made sure they did not fall to 0-2 on the season.

Volleyball Sept. 18 vs. DAVIS AND ELKINS 7 p.m. Sept. 21-22 at PSAC Crossover East Stroudsburg, Pa. Field Hockey Sept. 19 at IUP 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Mansfield 12 p.m. Cross Country Sept. 22 at Dickinson Long/Short Invite Carlisle, Pa. 10:30 a.m. Men’s Soccer Sept. 19 vs WEST CHESTER 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at Millersvile 7:30 p.m. Women’s Soccer Sept. 19 vs WEST CHESTER 7:30 p.m. Sept 22 at Millersville 5 p.m.


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Zach Zulli sets new school record for passing as Zulli notches third SU cruises past East Stroudsburg, 63-21, Saturday straight PSAC award Raiders 63

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Junior quarterback Zach Zulli was named the PSAC Eastern Division Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday morning after completing 27-of-38 passes for 496 yards and five touchdowns in a, 63-21, rout of East Stroudsburg University. It is the third straight week that Zulli has been honored by the league. Zulli's efforts set Shippensburg University singlegame records for passing yards and total offense. His individual marks rank 12th and 18th in PSAC singlegame history. The production came from just three quarters as Zulli was used sparingly in the second half. By halftime, Zulli had already completed 21-of-28 passes for 422 yards and four touchdowns. In just the second quarter alone, Zulli was 14-of-15 for 301 yards and three touchdowns. The Raiders’ 63 points were the most scored against ESU at home in its history. SU actually trailed after the first quarter, 14-7, before reeling off 56 consecutive points.

Zulli completed 11 consecutive passes at one stretch of the second quarter, two short of the school record. In the first half this season (three games), Zulli is 54-of-82 for 953 yards, 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions. SU scored on all four of its drives to end the second quarter, needing just 18 plays to travel 296 yards for the four scores. Those four drives lasted a grand total of 4 minutes, 50 seconds. Zulli shares this week's PSAC East offensive award with West Chester University quarterback Mike Mattei, who threw for 358 yards and six touchdown passes in a lopsided victory over Millersville — a game in which the Golden Rams gained 655 yards of total offense against the Marauders. The Raiders hosts Millersville at 1 p.m. Saturday from SU Student Association Field at Seth Grove Stadium. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information

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Mike Frenette, 24, pictured here in the Raiders’ first game against Shepherd University, was a threat on Saturday The Raiders amassed over 600 yards of total offense against ESU.

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The Shippensburg University football team had its first away game at East Stroudsburg, and, after a low scoring first quarter, SU sprung ahead to a, 63-21, victory against the East Stroudsburg University Warriors. It was another high scoring game for the Raiders, as they rolled to 63 points, with a 33-point barrage in the second quarter.

Quarterback Zach Zulli, passed for 496 yards and five touchdowns to set the school single-game record for passing yards. He spread the ball around to all of his targets, as Trevor Harman, Jacob Baskerville, Sheldon Mayer, Bryan Barley and Kevin Herod all had receptions for touchdowns. ESU took an early 7-0 lead before the Raiders scored on a 43-yard pass from Zulli to Baskerville to even the score. In the second quarter, ESU wasted no time as it scored again on

two plays for 76 yards and a touchdown. After an SU punt, Corey Hunt intercepted ESU quarterback Nate Daniels’ pass and returned it 29 yards for the score. Hunt’s interception started the onslaught in the second quarter. With 33 points in the second quarter, SU cemented its victory and held ESU scoreless until the final seconds of the fourth quarter, but by then the game was long over. “We are definitely going to be one of the best

defenses in the PSAC,” defensive end Jake Metz said. ESU’s crowd was excited at the start, especially coming off an easy victory against Lock Haven, 31-0, but many were sent to the parking lot after the half. The win pushed the Raiders’s record to 3-0 and 1-0 in the PSAC East. SU will be back at home this Saturday at 1 p.m. against Millersville University. The game on Saturday comes on SU’s Parents and Family Day.

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Zulli amassed over 495 yards passing in a 63-21 drubbing of ESU.


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SU’s new student section, The Red Sea, looks to unite a community that has long had lackluster feelings toward the Raider sports programs in years past SAM STEWART

Sports Editor It is your first game. The butterflies swim in your stomach. No amount of training, Gatorade or Red Bull can prepare you for what is coming. Can they trip you up? Can they cause jitters your first start? Of course, and that is what they plan to do. Confusion? Disorientation? Ringing in the ears? You either have a concussion, or are in the midst of a storm unlike no other — a raucous, ear piercing, cataclysmic storm. There is nothing quite like home field advantage in college athletics. There is nothing quite Photo by Sam Stewart like a student section that gives you that advantage. For years, David See Field and Seth Grove Stadium have stood devoid of any life. Games came and went without as much as a passing glance. It did not matter whether the field hockey team was about to win a PSAC championship; games at SU carried as much excitement as a biology final at 8 a.m. To the students, that is. Meanwhile, parents have flocked to games. Their pilgrimage from all parts of the state to these fields on game day made up the majority of the supporters. Raising their cheers and Raider pride, the parents did their best to make an impact. However, a stadium without a student section rarely manufactures the same game-day experience. Picture Beaver Stadium at Penn State University without its student sec-

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tion, which was voted the best student section in 2008 by ESPN, the magazine. Picture Death Valley in LSU without its student section. That intimidation is gone. Think of a Duke University basketball game without the Cameron Crazies. All of those teams are synonymous with their fan bases. In fact, any stadium, big or small, that lacks a student section, not only lacks intimidation, but it also lacks pride and tradition. Without having the people who share the same classes with you, the same trials of all-nighters and mid-term exams on 12 chapters there to support you, there is no camaraderie and no companionship between students and student athletes. Shippensburg University student Jordan Smith has seen the vacant stands at David See Field and Seth Grove Stadium. He has witnessed the lack of school spirit that SU possessed. The birth of The Red Sea became the result. The Red Sea, the new student section at SU, is aimed at giving the Raider sports programs an added boost during games; to provide intimidation for all those who tread onto SU’s campus. “Last year we went to a couple of basketball games and it was dead quiet, and we felt that it was time to change that here at Ship and to give students here something to look forward to,” Smith said. The Red Sea has made its presence known in the last couple of weeks, supporting Raider athletics in every sport from field hockey to

soccer to football. With its chants of “Little Red Wagon” and “We are SU,” students are building bonds with not only the group, but also with the parents and athletes. SU junior Megan Fick emphasized this during a group interview. “I just want to see a greater sense of community within Shippensburg,” Fick said. This community is not only growing but has also started to become a trending topic on campus. In the last few weeks, the Red Sea has attained more than 35 followers on Twitter and more than 400 “likes” on Faceboook. T-shirts adorning the slogan “Shape Up or Ship Out,” have been in high demand with shirts flying off the tables. While attendance at games remains modest in size, the camaraderie between students and athletes has already shown. Each hand-shake or fist bump between student and student-athlete, symbolizes the support that each student at SU has to offer. “I just wanted to start a tradition at Ship, I want to come back 10 years from now and see what we have created,” Smith said. This tradition, which gains speed daily, will only bring this community closer than ever before. No longer are studentathlete and student separated. For three hours, on game day, this community, this school, all possess its Raider pride. For more information on the Red Sea, visit its Facebook page under the key word, Shippensburg Red Sea.

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The Raiders pick up their first PSAC win against Clarion on Saturday night Raiders 2 Sam Stewart

Sports Editor The Shippensburg University women’s soccer team held on to a late barrage to secure its first win in PSAC play with a 2-1 victory over visiting Clarion University from David See field on Saturday. The team, led by goals from Ashley Vellucci and Rhonda Runion, almost let the lead slip away late in the game but held on with strong goaltending from Shelbie Rackley and a strong defensive effort. The stalwart play by Kylee Bricker helped make SU impenetrable.

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The Raiders pressured CU early in the first half with quality scoring chances by Katie Leverentz and Mackenzie Neal. Neal’s shot glanced just wide of the right post. However, the Raiders catapulted themselves into the scoring column 18 minutes into the game when Runion floated a strike from 20 yards out that went just above the outstretched, CU goalkeeper, Laura Saussol, and into the left corner. The goal was Runion’s third of the season. SU relied on the strong goaltending from Rackley during the first half as it was outscored 7-5 in the half, and 17-11 in the game.

SU tallied again early in the second half off a controversial goal by Ashley Vellucci. Off of a corner kick and a scrum in the box, Vellucci knocked in ball over an injured Saussol, erupting CU fans in the bleachers. The goal stood, and so did the win for SU. CU rallied to score with four minutes left in the game but time was not on its side, and the Raiders held on for victory. With the goal in the first half, Saussol ended her streak of three consecutive shutouts. The Raiders return to action tomorrow night against West Chester University at 7:30 from David See Field.

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SU held on to victory against CU in a hard-fought contest Saturday.

Raiders battle, but fall in overtime The Raiders fall to WVIAC power West Virginia Wesleyan Friday evening Raiders 2

The Shippensburg University men’s soccer team had to rally to reach overtime on the road Friday night against WVIAC titan West Virginia Wesleyan but ended up on the short end of another madcap match, falling 3-2 to the Bobcats from Buckhannon. The Raiders and the Bobcats — squads that have reached the NCAA tournament in each of the last two seasons — played to a scoreless first half before the physical play and emotion reached a fever pitch after the intermission. The squads combined for four goals, six yellow cards and a red card in the second half.

West Virginia Wesleyan 3 SU fell behind 2-0, as the home squad used goals from Joe Ferraracci and Alaxandre Zidani to build its advantage by the 64th minute. However, senior midfielder Sam Talbot converted a pair of penalty kicks in the second half — the latter coming with just 2:01 remaining in regulation and the team one man down ­— to get the Raiders on the scoreboard. Talbot, whose primary work last year came as a defender, leads the team in 2012 with eight points after being held off the score sheet during his debut season. Sophomore goalkeeper Kevin Hollasch was busy once again, as the Bob-

cats outshot the Raiders by a 22-6 margin. Hollasch made 10 saves – a new career high – and the most by a Raider keeper in 53 games. Senior Clay Sale had 10 stops in a rainstorm against Gannon University on Sept. 26, 2009. An example of irony, albeit unfortunate in this case, occurred with the golden goal by the Bobcats. Jordan Halpern’s decisive strike also came with 2:01 remaining in a frame. The Raiders will look to rebound at 5 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts West Chester from David See Field. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information

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SU’s James Connor battles for the ball early in the match. The Raiders eventually fell, 3-2. SU hosts West Chester University on Friday night.


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The Shippensburg University men’s and women’s cross-country team both had successful races at the 2012 Monmouth University Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at Holmdel Park, N.J. On the men’s side, senior Matt Gillette placed third, and four other Raiders placed among the Top 20 as the men’s cross-country team finished third overall behind NYU and the host Hawks. Gillette navigated the five-mile course well, posting a time of 26:41. He has been the team’s No. 1 runner in both of the season’s races. Sophomore Bernard England led a group of four Raiders who finished between 13th and 20th place on Saturday. England placed 13th in 27:51. Redshirt-freshman Ryan Spangler rounded out the Raider scorers with a 20th-place finish in 28:11. Meanwhile on the women’s side, senior Katie Spratford finished first and junior Amanda Raudabaugh placed fourth as the Shippensburg University women’s cross country team earned a third-place team finish. Spratford earned her first individual collegiate cross-country victory with a new 5K personal record of 18:14. Her strong effort allowed her to edge the field by 17 seconds. Raudabaugh, meanwhile, posted her highest career cross-country finish with a fourth-place effort in 18:53. It was Raudabaugh’s first-ever 5K. Freshman Jessica Collins was SU’s fifth scorer, placing 24th in 20:43. The Raiders will run at Dickinson next weekend in the Long/Short Invitational hosted by the Red Devils. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information

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Field hockey survives scare against The Rock Nick Sentman

Asst. Sports Editor The Shippensburg University field hockey team faced a rough test at home Tuesday against PSAC West foe Slippery Rock University but pulled away with a 2-1 victory from David See Field. SU took advantage of two first half goals and held strong on defense the rest of the game. Sophomore Tori Ricker and junior Bre White accounted for both of SU’s goals. Offensive attacks aplenty, SU seemed to take control early. With lots of commotion in front of the cage the Raiders scored when Ricker capitalized on a pass from White. Less than three minutes later, White joined the scoring party, knocking in a pass from Katie Shoop into the back of the cage. After that, the SU offense sputtered and appeared tired heading into the second half of play. The Rock got on the board with less than 11 minutes to go in regulation when Kelsey Gustafson was able to sneak one past

SU keeper Ciarra Delost. However, that would be all the Rock could manage. A penalty shot from the Rock in the opening minutes of the second half was denied by Delost; a pivotal moment in the game. SU came off a huge win last Saturday against PSAC No. 1 West Chester but lacked the same intensity against SRU. After the game, head coach Bertie Landes commented on the effort from her players. “The team just did not seem the same as on Saturday. You can’t take anyone for granted. We just have to get back to it,” Landes said. The Raiders led in shots, 18-3, but the game did not reflect those numbers. SRU looked like it was going to be in for a long day in the first half, but it came out fighting in the second. The Rock, which is not known for having a strong field hockey program, is off to its best start in 17 years. The Raiders play away this weekend against both LIU Post on Friday and East Stroudsburg University on Saturday. Both games, which are PSAC east clashes, are slated to start at 1 p.m.

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The Raiders survived a scare against the Rock and remained undefeated on the year.

After the weekend, the Raiders, 8-3, are off to their best start since 2007

The Shippensburg University women’s volleyball team completed a perfect weekend at the PSAC/ WVIAC crossover from Shepherd University with straight-set victories Saturday over Glenville State and West Virginia State, defeating the Pioneers by set scores of 25-10, 25-16, 25-21 and the Yellowjackets by scores of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-23. The Raiders (8-3) have now won five consecutive matches and are off to their first 8-3 start since the 2007 season. Six of SU’s eight victories have come in straight sets. In their first match, Samantha Edwards led the Raiders with 14 kills on just three errors and added

three digs in a convincing victory. Lauren Murphy had 14 digs. SU employed a 6-2 lineup for the match. Andrea Heimsoth contributed 18 assists, while Natasha Gibble added 11 assists. Three freshmen — Taylor Gottshall, Cristen Harris and Faith Athey ­— each added six kills. Gottshall had two solo blocks and two block assists, while Harris and Athey each had three block assists. Harris also had a solo block and four digs. In the second match, Samantha Edwards and junior Jill Edwards each had 11 kills to pace the Raider attack in the nightcap. Jill Edwards had another double-double by totaling

13 digs; she also had a solo block and two block assists. Sam Edwards had eight digs. Heimsoth had another great game, recording three solo blocks, one block assist, seven digs and 33 assists. Murphy provided 20 digs. Erin Flick contributed eight kills on just one error and was strong on the block with three solos and one assist. Gottshall added seven kills on two errors with two solo blocks and two block assists. The Raiders will hold its home opener at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Davis & Elkins inside Heiges Field House. -Courtesy of SU Sports Information


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