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Drew University’s student newspaper since 1928

September 21, 2012

Volume 85, Issue 4






Iconic theme houses under review


Lina Estrada News Editor




the local hospital. According to Director of Public Safety Robert C. Lucid, who began working at Drew in August 2011, “Last year was an aberration,” in reference to the forced cancellation of orientation because of Hurricane Irene. Because many of the orientation events were canceled and the power went out, it was not a typical orientation that could be compared to other years, he said. However, there is an increase of transports, with 15 transports in the 2010-2011 school year, 21 in

rew’s administration wants to intensify and possibly expand the theme house experience. The University will form a committee to evaluate the theme houses and make recommendations for how the students can enjoy more fulfilling living and learning communities. Associate Dean of Campus Life and Student Affairs Frank Merckx couldn’t clarify why there is greater emphasis on the Theme Houses this year. The administration reviews the theme houses every two years to make sure they are doing their jobs. As part of the Strategic Plan that has recently been proposed, Merckx said: “The committee is not formed at this time, but the typical roles include a SG student rep, a student at large, a Theme House faculty advisor, the director of Residence Life and Community Standards (Stewart Robinette), the Theme House Complex Residence Director (Kerry Klug) and the Director of Undergraduate Housing (Robert Meade),” he says.

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Number of alcohol violations during which an ambulance was called over the last three years

Alcohol transports on the rise Pat Byrne Managing Editor Nina Godlewski Contributing Writer While the Drew University administration makes every effort to curb drinking on campus, it may have met its match in this year’s freshman class. Five freshmen needed transport to the hospital during Orientation. And since school began for the entire student body, five more transports have occured.

A transport occurs when a student is considered intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the point where authorities deem it necessary for a medical evaluation to take place. This evaluation could then result in that student being transported to the local hospital. According to Daniel’s Dictionary, Drew’s student handbook: - Public Safety will respond to the initial call. -Public Safety will contact the Madison EMT Squad. -Public Safety will inform the

Health Service of the transport and file a report with the associate dean of Campus Life and Student Affairs. -The Office of the associate dean of Campus Life and Student Affairs will contact the coordinator of Substance Awareness and Educational Programs. -The coordinator will reach out to the student within 24 hours to complete an assessment session. In addition, it is Drew’s policy that any student under the age of 18 deemed intoxicated will be automatically transported to

Athletic mentor inducted into hall of fame Andrew Goldberg Sports Editor Director of Athletics Jason Fein and the athletics department have announced the induction of former baseball coach and current Associate Director of Athletics, Vincent Masco, into the Drew Athletic Hall of Fame. Additionally, the number 19— which Masco wore during his time as head baseball coach— will be retired at next weekend’s Hall of Fame Ceremony. As Masco’s number gets retired, his legacy will be known

more for his impact on the lives he affected than the amount of wins and losses he accumulated. Catcher Matt Kaplon (’14) described how he was always available to talk at any time and about any subject. “If you needed to ask him a question about plays or an issue you have, his door was always open,” Kaplon reminisced. “I remember one time Evan Martens couldn’t go home to Connecticut for Thanksgiving. So Masco had Evan over with his own family. That showed us that we are a part of his family.” Shortstop and captain Michael

Bodden (’13) added, “I would talk with him two or three times a week. He is the definition of a player’s coach.” Masco has been quite the household name amongst many current and former athletes and coaches. Second year Head Coach Brian Hirschberg knows his legacy is very much alive throughout Drew’s history. “I think coach Masco has left a lasting legacy here at Drew” he said. “It’s clear that he is loved by so many people. His win total is a See masco, page 12

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September 21, 2012

Transports a concern for Public Safety From Alcohol, Page 1 the 2011-2012 school year and already 10 this year according to Drew’s Public Safety blotter. The blotter says the transports have also started earlier than in previous years. Lucid mentioned possibly having a student-led discussion on campus concerning the excessive drinking habits that have developed. He also said he did not want to have to impose more rules on students to help correct behavior. But Lucid identified one of the main issues with these habits, saying that if people are happy with drinking to the point of blacking out and it has become the norm, then nothing will change. However, with student-run groups on campus such as the New Social Engine (NSE), and the

University Program Board (UPB) providing drug and alcohol-free events, students now have an alternative to parties. UPB holds events such as bingo night and the roller rink event that was held last week. The NSE also holds events such as Humans vs. Zombies, a multi-day competition where students are pitted against each other, promoting a drug and alcohol-free environment.

SG is looking for suggetions to improve campus life, if you have any ideas email them tweet or them @drewstudentgov

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Director of Public Safety Robert C. Lucid discusses the number of alcohol violations in his office

Clubs on campus work on getting condoms to students Sam Barry Contributing Writer The free condoms box, located near the post office in the Drew Commons, remained empty this semester after being shut down last year due to vandalism and misuse. Two student groups on campus, the Drew University Feminist Union (DUFU) and the Women’s Concerns Theme House (WoCo) are in charge of supplying the box. While they say that they are currently working on obtaining more condoms, neither group currently has a timeframe for the condoms’ delivery. Last year DUFU submitted an AD-HOC proposal to the Student Government Budget and Appropriations Board for $1,400, enough for 10,000 condoms. Chair of the board, Carmine Biancamano, stated that “DUFU does have the funds, I talked to them two weeks ago letting them know that they have them.” “[DUFU] received half [of the money], which is still excellent, but it was so close to the end of the year that no condoms were purchased,” commented WoCo

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Condom box in Commons remains empty after being shut down last semester

House Assistant (HA) Emilyn Bona. “We are looking at acquiring 5,000 condoms.” “We’re currently working with Great American Condom Campaign to buy more [condoms],” added DUFU secretary Chloe Klaess (’15). Bona also reported that a shipping charge of $75 was need ed to cover for the order. “[The money] can hopefully come from clubs and co-sponsoring,” she explains. “I have yet to discuss this with Megan Mcaleavy [DUFU President] or Kelly Johnson [WoCo HA], but I don’t see why the money for the shipping couldn’t come from DUFU, WoCo, or any other groups that might be interested in offering safe sex practices to the campus.” DUFU and WoCo installed the condom box two years ago, after Drew Health Services ended their free condom program. Last year, students taking too many condoms at once and acts of vandalism such as breaking the machine’s dispensary cranks, prompted DUFU and WoCo to stop restocking the box.

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Officers responded to a call for an intoxicated, unconscious student. Once on scene, the officers determined the student required additional medical care and an ambulance was dispatched. Ambulance corps members determined the student could remain on campus. A report was generated for the Dean.

Ofc Goldate was dispatched to a medical call for an intoxicated student. An ambulance was dispatched; however, the student remained on campus. A report was written and forwarded to the Dean.

Lt Lamanna responded to Brown for an intoxicated student who required medical assistance. He found the student to be highly intoxicated and requested an ambulance be dispatched. The student was transported to the hospital for further care. A report was sent to the Dean.

Officers Flora and Goldate were dispatched to Holloway to check on an intoxicated student who was semi-conscious. Once on scene, an ambulance was dispatched. The ambulance corps members determined the student could stay on campus under the care of a friend. The Dean was advised of the incident.

While on patrol, officers observed a student urinating on the side of a building. Once contact was made, it was determined the student was intoxicated and in possession of an open container. Several citations were issued and a report of the incident was forwarded to the Dean.

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An intoxicated student was escorted to HQ after it was found that she did not live on campus and did not have a host to stay with. The student’s parent was contacted to arrange transportation home. A report was written for the Dean.

A student was observed with an open container and then ran from officers when approached to be questioned. Once contact was made, the student was issued a number of citations and a report of the incident was sent to the Dean.

Several residents were cited for drinking games when officers made contact with a student from an earlier incident. The citations were written, along with a report, and sent to the Dean.

A student was issued several citations after being questioned about carrying an open container. After a brief encounter with the student, he was released and an incident report was generated for the Dean.

This information is provided by the Department of Public Safety.


September 21, 2012


Theme houses the focus of scrutiny House Missions

From iconic, page 1 “The Strategic Plan recognizes the value and impact that the houses can and do bring to enriching the academic and cocurricular life on campus,” Merckx said. “The houses and the residents routinely enlighten the campus through programming, and I am hopeful that this will continue. I also look forward to a rejuvenation of the academic influence that the houses can bring to the greater campus,” he said. “The role of the theme houses is to provide educational, as well as recreational, activities that the entire campus can participate in. The events are based in accordance with the theme of each house,” said Judea Hill, the Housing Assistant of Asia Tree House. There are six theme houses in total on campus: Umoja House, La Casa Latina, and Asia Tree House, WoCo: A Feminist House, Spirituality House and Earth House. “Each theme house is responsible for holding two campus-wide events every semester. Besides this, residents are responsible for hosting at least one “in-house” event with their housemates,” Hill said. Danah Lewis (’14), the Housing Assistant of La Casa Latina, also spoke about the theme houses on campus. “When we are reviewed, the administration looks at all the events that have been planned throughout the two-year period, to make sure we are doing our job,” Lewis said. “We are supposed to spread the message of our theme house on campus and we especially try to do this by working with ad-hoc and other clubs on campus. We work with Ariel, our sister club, and try to bring better events to students,” she continued. Both Lewis and Hill commented on the origins of their houses on campus. “The theme houses were all started around the same time,” Lewis stated. “La Casa Latina was originally located in Asbury Hall and was later moved to the townhouses.” “Asia Tree House was located in Sitterly House. The tree behind the building was the ‘tree’ in Asia Tree House,” Hill said. “The six houses have been moved around on campus to different locations throughout the years, but their logos and what they stand for, have remained the same,” Lewis added. Both administrators and students are


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The entrances to the theme houses welcome in Drewids in unique fashions excited with the connection between the houses and the university as a whole. “[The administration] want students to form a relationship between their academic studies and their campus life and they think that theme houses are promoting those ideals,” Kerry Klug, Resident Director of the theme houses, remarked. “The administration wants faculty advisors to get more involved, and they are also considering extending theme houses to all three schools, so they all can share the experience,” he says. “Reslife is behind us 100 percent. They have been giving us all the support we need,” Klug said. “Reslife has been supportive of the theme houses,” Chris Talbot, the Housing Assistant of Earth House, said. “The strategy talks specifically about

promoting living, learning communities, similar to academic pursuits. And I think this is important for campus culture,” Talbot said. “We have to become more involved with one another. We were all thinking about having ‘inter-house’ events where one theme house bonds with another.” “We’re a community, and we should show that to Drew,” Hill agreed. “I know I love Asia Tree House. I’ve been here since sophomore year. At Asia Tree House, we get to know each other on a more personal level. We sit down and we talk to each other in the kitchen while making food, and we get to know people for who they really are,” she said. “This is why theme houses are important and we want the whole campus to know what it’s like.”


WoCo: A Feminist House was the first themed house on the Drew University campus. It was created as a part of the Women’s Studies program in 1989 and since then has been dedicated to creating an environment that is safe for both women and men who support women and their endeavors. La Casa Latina hopes to maintain the history of Latin America and bring significance to this racial group through events that speak about the culture the most, such as dinners, dances, music, and more. Umoja House, the Pan-African house, hopes to keep with the tradition of Nguzo Saba, or the “seven principles of African Heritage” and other community principles that draw on African values and that have a very special relationship to Kwanzaa and its teachings. This house wants to educate the campus on its African heritage through discussions, social gatherings, and meetings that deal with the history of the race. Asia Tree House wants to preserve the Asian tradition by hosting events that are relevant to Asian political, social and economic issues through dances, guest speaker invitations, and trips to places that have Asian significance. The other three theme houses want to educate the campus on a specific topic. Earth House strives to teach the Drew University community about environmental sustainability and how students can make a difference on campus, specifically in an age where the environment is a growing concern. Spirituality House aims to not teach religious principles, but embrace student’s spiritual sides by bringing different philosophical and religious backgrounds as a basis for the house.

Breakdown of the most forgotten houses: 7% 7% 13% 13% 27% 34%


WoCo: A Feminist House Asia Tree House Earth House “That African House” “The Hispanic One” Spirituality House

Answers quoted from students


7% 34% 7%

Breakdown of responses received when asked “How many theme houses can you name?” 3% - None 11% - One to Two

34% - All Six 52% - Three to Five

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September 21, 2012

Kean Forum speaker series revealed Geoffrey Edelstein Senior Editor


his year’s season of Drew Forum speakers will maintain the school’s tradition of bringing big names to The Forest with Tom Brokaw, Andy Borowitz, Arianna Huffington and Condoleezza Rice. Tom Brokaw, who will speak on October 25th in the Simon Forum Athletic Center, is best known as anchor for NBC’s “Nightly News”, “The Today Show” and “Meet the Press.” He is also the author of the critically acclaimed “The Greatest Generation” and most recently “The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation about America.” On November 14th, The New Yorker columnist Andy Borowitz will speak in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Aside from his column, Borowitz is known for his blog featured in The Huffington Post as well as creating the popular television show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Media mogul and founder of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington will speak in the Dorothy

Young Center for the Arts Concert Hall on March 6th. She is well known for her political opinions featured not only in her publication but also on popular television shows such as “Late Night with Bill Maher” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” She has also

made guest appearances on “How I Met your Mother” and “Family Guy.” Wrapping up the season is Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who will serve as Drew’s 2013 Thomas H. Kean lecturer. Rice served as the 66th

Secretary of State, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the position. She is also the author of two memoirs, “Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family” and “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington.”

Q & A with visiting professor Jessica Jackley being on the East Coast for the year [Jackley lives in Los Angeles, Calif.]. With two very young sons (one-year-old twins), I am also excited to just spend a lot of time loving them and hanging out with them. They are my best two start-ups yet!

Addison Del Mastro Assistant Opinions Editor Jessica Jackley is the Barer Visiting Fellow at Drew University’s Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict, a yearly fellowship centered around public lectures and interdisciplinary conversations, according to Drew’s website. She is a social entrepreneur with an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She co-founded Kiva, a highly recognized non-profit “microfinance” institution, and was the CEO and cofounder of ProFounder, a leading online crowdfunding platform. Jackley has taught courses on global entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and is currently teaching the “Entrepreneurship and Design for Social Change” course at Drew. Q: You cofounded Kiva, a “microfinance” non-profit organization. Can you briefly explain what Kiva is, and share some of your experience in co-founding it? A: Kiva is the world’s first P2P [peer to peer] microlending platform. My cofounder and I kicked it off in October, 2005. So far, Kiva has facilitated over $350 million in loans to nearly

Q: It’s early on in your visit here, but what has been your impression of Drew so far? Has anything especially stood out to you or impressed you? A: I’ve been very impressed by the students here! Everyone has been engaged, thoughtful, ambitious and incredibly welcoming.


Visiting professor Jessica Jackely who is currently teaching Entrepreneurship and Design for Social Change 900,000 entrepreneurs around Q: What kind of recognition Q: How did you come to visit the world. have you received for your work? Drew and how long will you be What makes Kiva different For example, on your page on here? What do you plan to do is that it provides lenders an Drew’s website, it says that for- while visiting the university? opportunity to get involved in mer President Bill Clinton has microfinance in an immediate, often cited your work. A: I’m delighted to be here, personal way. And for microfiand one of the main things that nance institutions (MFIs), Kiva A: We were on “Oprah” with drew me to campus at this point provides access to a worldwide President Clinton—that was in time was my amazing huscommunity of lenders ready to pretty fun! These sorts of things band, Reza Aslan, who is also loan zero-interest debt capital. are not the point, and not the here teaching at Drew this year! This allows MFIs to tap into a best part of the work—the point I’m eager to teach the “Encompletely new source of fund- is getting to wake up every day trepreneurship and Design for ing to help serve more and more and do something that helps oth- Social Change” course, give a entrepreneurs, more quickly and ers, to get to do something that few lectures open to campus and efficiently. you love! the general public and just enjoy


Q: What do you see yourself doing in the future? For example, more entrepreneurial enterprises, more university teaching or something different? A: I really enjoy teaching and do hope that that will be a part of my life in some way throughout the years. I also have the privilege of speaking at a lot at universities throughout the country, which keeps me on my toes and helps me have contact with really wonderful students on a regular basis. But...yes, I’m definitely thinking about a number of other start-ups, and it’s just going to be a matter of time before I give in to the temptation to kick one off again! So stay tuned.

Correction On page 9 the article entitled: “Back to Classes Jam: superheroes, songs and stereotypes,” the photos used should have been credited to photographer Sarah Schanz-Bortman

Correction On page 2 the article entitled: “Drewids share their financial aid experience,” the byline for the writer read as “Elizabeth” the byline should have read as “Elizabeth Pemberton”

The graphic on page 7 credited to Michelle Caffrey should have been credited to Emilia Domanowski

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OPINIONS Lest we forget our commuting peers

Melissa Hoffman


e wrote a few weeks ago about the opportunity for Drew to commit to building a strong and vibrant community. With the new EC opening, a new

president and, of course, the new Class of 2016,

be a part of, the Drew community. One would think that with their hectic schedules, the university could implement changes that improve the experience of the Drew commuter, with more than just the addition of a commuter lounge in the Ehinger Center. The last thing commuters want is to be secluded from the rest of the mostly residential student body.

things like these exclude this growing minority on campus from actively taking a part in campus life. Such impediements suppress commuters’ need and want to create or maintain good friendships, and, above all, marginalize them to a point where they have no reason to stay on campus and bask in the college experience. We do not want our peers to be marginalized

that opportunity is greater now than it has been for a long time. But as we move forward into this new school year, we are all too aware of the dire financial aid struggles many students have faced. Many are unable to attend Drew this semester, many have transferred, and an increasing number of students who were previously residents have resorted to commuting as a result of the housing cost peak last year. The majority of Drewids are residential, and commuters are a definite minority on campus, but there are still a substantial number of them—and it’s increasing every semester. All of them face, in addition to the daily grind of college life, several inconveniences when trying to participate in, and

In fact, they want to be included, and it certainly doesn’t help when they are constantly hectored by Public Safety over the limited parking rights commuters have as they hurry to their classes, while their peers have the luxury of living just 3 minutes away. Certainly they don’t enjoy when they are cut off from access to the library at specific times, or from other areas, like the McLendon lounge, where many residential students enjoy their free time. There can’t be a worse feeling than when one’s ID card is declined when trying to enter a place on campus just for being a commuter, as if you are an alien trying to infiltrate the compound—a compound that, for many, they once lived in. These are equal members of our community and

to a point where the only building they step into on campus is Brothers College. As an increasing percentage of residents become commuters, the university administration should take measures to bring progress to Drew and make it commuter friendly—a home away from home. These difficulties are obviously not insurmountable because we still have commuting students. But it’s unfortunate that a considerable number of Drewids are in many respects excluded from the fullness of campus life.They are no less a part of the Drew community than students who live on campus. Our community is indeed coming together, but it won’t be complete if it does not include every member equally.

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September 21, 2012

SAT optional opens doors for progress Jack Duran Opinions Editor


ow that it is in its seventh year since its inception, Drew’s SAT optional policy has become the subject of debate. Many even wonder whether it actually benefits Drew at all. There’s so much behind the policy. It’s not just a just checkmark on Drew’s admission application, it’s a nationwide movement that began with Bates College up in Lewiston, Maine. The idea behind it all is that SATs are just not a comprehensive indicator as to whether a student will perform well in college, and that students need to be evaluated on much more than just single test score. The reality is that despite the monopolizing significance people give to the SATs as if it is providentially sanctioned—the “divine” arbiter of the destinies of millions of children—the SATs are not seen for what they truly are--fallible. Why should so much importance be given to a single test that does not even evaluate the human character of the test taker? This is the idea behind the movement and, like Drew, liberal arts colleges support it--more so than research universities and more are signing on. This is because making the SATs optional or not even required at all, like at Sarah Lawrence College, is a fundamental part of what it means to teach the liberal arts. Drew adopted this policy in 2005, and with it came sweeping changes. They were not administrative changes like we are so accustomed to, but statistical changes among the student body at Drew. Suddenly, Drew was evolving and adapting to the diversity of the 21st century. Having had a relatively socio-economically homogenous student body in the past, Drew began to see more minority students apply. Drew made itself open to those who came from inner-city schools, those who came from financiallystruggling families, those who came from diverse ethnicities and those who may not have had the academic opportunities available to them. You’ll see that in Drew’s patterns when it became SAT optional, it suddenly became much more diverse, because minority students who come from lower income families could be admitted to Drew without having the difficulty to get an 1800 on the test, which is often perceived as being racially and economically biased. This was outstanding because Drew had truly become a worldly

institution. By being SAT optional, Drew became highly desirable and its admissions became greatly competitive. This is the ultimate benefit of being SAT optional, the ability to attract exceptional students who tend to not do well on high-stakes testing. Students who have the highest SATs tend to apply and enroll in the most elite schools that require elite scores. Because websites like US News—although not reliable in determining a school’s true qualities—have a monopoly on college rankings where Drew has fallen to the nineties, it is presumed that Drew tends not to attract the crème de la crème of students in the country. However, this is not always the case. If you see how US News uses its formula for rankings, they use the SAT averages of its applicants to rank schools, which is not indicative in any way of a student’s performance or the quality of a school. Yet, students continue to look at the top-ranking schools and those schools continue fighting to stay there. In fact that have been reports that schools like Villanova University and Claremont McKenna College intentionally manipulated and inflated their scores to gain higher rankings. Many others, like Baylor University, gave their students financial rewards if they retook their SATs to increase their average. However, some are brave enough to suffer the consequences of not cheating the system like Sarah Lawrence, whose ranking has virtually no ranking because it forgoes any SAT submissions. Because Drew is part of a movement that no longer places those restrictions, it has become much more inclusive. Because it is no longer as selective as it once was, in many cases the quality of its students presumably goes down. Although many who are extremely exceptional students may get accepted through the SAT optional alternative, there is also a real possibility that very low quality students take advantage of the policy to get into Drew. This is a reason why many schools who have an SAT optional policy witness the quality of its students gradually decrease. This is, unless of course, they adhere to a selective admissions procedure, such as requiring admissions interviews as a way to better select students who will truly be a unique addition to their school. Furthermore, despite how much we all complain about how Drew’s financial aid situation is worsening by the minute, it is actually one of the most generous financial aid programs in the state—probably

Kim Smith

“The SAT optional policy dramatically changed the socio-economic homogeneity at Drew.” the country—for such a small, private liberal arts school. Take for instance Sarah Lawrence, which is a bit smaller than Drew. Sarah Lawrence is one of the most elite liberal arts schools in the country. In fact Barbara Walters and Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff and current mayor of Chicago, graduated from there. But its tuition is obscenely high, so high in fact that this has consistently been named the most expensive school in America. The truth is, going to a liberal arts college is an expensive venture. The SAT optional policy dramatically changed the socioeconomic homogeneity at Drew. Now that we are facing financial struggles at Drew and financial aid packages are being cut, those hit the worst are transferring out

to more affordable schools to receive an affordable education. They leave as witnesses of Drew becoming gradually more homogenous again. But Drew is a unique exception, and despite the increasing reduction of financial aid, Drew remains one of the most generous private schools. Therefore supporting its SAT optional policy makes it a reality for students to realize their dreams of going to a school like Drew. Hopefully, this continues, because it truly is what makes Drew incredibly unique. In a very significant way, without the SAT optional policy and its financial aid packages, Drew would not be as diverse as it is today, which why I believe it was instituted. This was in 2005, the year that Weisbuch became president, so

despite the amount of bashing Drewids enjoy giving Weisbuch, this was something he implemented and for it he advanced progress at Drew and greatly benefited it by opening its gates to those who previously would not even consider attending Drew. Embracing an SAT optional policy allows Drew to evaluate a whole person not just by their grades. It complements its endeavors to create a unique environment for the liberal arts, its ethos to respect individuality and appreciate diversity and most importantly its vision for preparing its individuals in progressing the condition of man and provide significant contributions to the whole of human society. Jack Duran is a sophomore political science major.

Reader’s Forum

Drew computer charges endeavored to be fair I am writing to address the concern raised by Francesca Reigler in last week’s Acorn about student responsibilities for paying for their computers. The charges that students pay, including any upgrade fees, cover the cost of the computer only. Drew does not make any money on these charges. To be specific, the standard computers,

with the extended warranties, cost a bit over $1000, and the upgrade fees cover the additional costs above that - so about $1400 for the MacBook Pro, etc. The technology fees cover the cost of the computers as well as several other services, but, in the current configuration, about three quarters goes to cover the cost of the computer. So, if a

student pays the technology fee for six semesters - amounting to $1050, that amount is close to the cost of the standard computer and that amount plus the upgrade fee is close to the cost of the upgraded computer. For that reason, a student who pays the technology fee for six semesters is entitled to keep the computer even if that student leaves Drew

for any reason, but a student who leaves Drew before completing six semesters has a choice of returning the computer or buying it out for a pro-rated fee. We endeavor to make those fees fair, so that they represent the unpaid balance on the computer. The fee is the same for the upgraded computer as for the standard computer, which means that the student

receives credit for the upgrade fee should he or she decide to buy out the computer. We think this is a fair arrangement because, under this arrangement, each student pays for his or her own computer and does not transfer that burden to all the other students. Alan Candiotti Asst VP, University Technology


September 21, 2012


First impressions change for Drewid Francesca Riegler Contributing Writer


t was a frigid winter night, one I’ll never forget. Just fifteen at the time, I was sitting on a swing set in the middle of a college campus--its placement plagued me with confusion, but I went with it. Its nostalgia made me feel at home next to the intimidating and rather foreign brick buildings, ones that made it easy to get lost. That’s probably why my coach advised us to stay on the path in sight and just make a loop. I didn’t listen to him. But assuredly, I wasn’t lost, in fact I wasn’t even scared. Rocking there, I was calming myself and saying goodbye to the grounds I swore I’d never set foot on again. In hindsight, it was overdramatic and foolish to think that it was such a horrible place to be because of my experiences--ones involving long and tiring winter track meets, which I’d come to detest. But then, in that moment, I was sure of it. I’d never come back to Drew University again. Undoubtedly, that was an empty promise. I’m not completely sure how I ended up back here, but nevertheless, here I am. A Drew student. So no, my expectations weren’t high when I came on my first campus tour, although they were higher when I left that day. ‘Yes’, when I thought, ‘I think I can do this, I think I could see myself here,’ that’s when I knew that I didn’t hate this place. I

Jeanne Langan

actually really liked it. The day I came, the old Student Center was gone and the new EC was under construction. Besides the completion of that building, nothing has really changed from the time of my tour to the time of my arrival nearly a month ago. Maybe there are more squirrels

hopping about now, threatening to pelt acorns at unsuspecting victims, but nothing fiercely significant. When orientation came around, I didn’t want to go. But this time it had nothing to do with the school, it was my own reservations that barely let me get out of bed that morning. Meanwhile the thick,

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nearly impenetrable layer of denial I’d mustered up all throughout senior year had managed to slip out the crack under my door. I was going to college today. So instead of denial I mustered up some courage and I moving into Brown, my new home for the year. The ‘Mighty OC’ is what they call themselves and mighty they

were...mighty annoying. But I understood it, that was the point, that was their job--an underenthusiastic welcome crew just wouldn’t do, so they served their purpose perfectly. They were fun, friendly and cheerful to a sea of disoriented, lonely freshman eager to find friends, which deserves a lot of credit. So, even if the process was a tad bothersome at times, I can really only congratulate the efforts of those who planned and led the program, for it was successful. Those bothersome parts were necessary for its triumph. Now, with the year fully into swing, I can appreciate what college is truly like--more importantly, what Drew is truly like. For the most part, it’s great. Sure, there are a few things that I’m not enthralled about, like the unsatisfying food in the Commons or the fact that it closes at 7:30 p.m., which is unreasonably early, or the fact that the meals I paid so much for don’t roll over into the next week. However, by looking at the entire spectrum, I can see it’s pretty nice here. The campus is beautiful, it’s very accessible to downtown Madison and it’s just a short train ride to the city. In addition, there are plenty of clubs and organizations to join, and the professors are personally encouraging. Drew truly is a wonderful place to be. I’m glad I broke my promise. Francesca Riegler is a freshman.


‘New ’90s’ star turns ears - and eyes Portia Dezen Contributing Writer


f you have not yet heard of her, get ready, because Azealia Banks is taking the music and fashion world by storm. The controversial 21-year-old rapper and singer from Harlem, N.Y. rocks a totally new sound but with a cheeky ’90s flair. Imagine, if you will, the lyricism of Missy Elliot over a Diplo track and then give her the sex appeal of the late great Aaliyah. A notable track from Banks include “212,” which gained popularity in Europe earlier this year. The hard-hitting remix by the Organ Donors should not be missed either. In May, she released “1991,” a four-song EP, aptly named after her birth year. Notable tracks include “Liquorice” and the title song “1991.” Her newest mixtape, entitled “Fantasea,” is flawless. The aquatic mermaid theme is evident from the cover art, depicting her as a new-age Ariel, along with songs like “Neptune,” “Atlantis,” “Fantasea” and “Aquababe.” She seamlessly transitions from

trippy reggae-infused songs like “Out of Space,” to spitfire rap in “F**k Up the Fun” and “L8r,” to sexy R&B-inspired tracks like “Luxury.” Move over Nicki Minaj—Azealia is coming for you. Despite her young age, Banks’ effortless style is undeniable. She embodies “the new ’90s” movement currently sweeping the fashion industry. She pushes the envelope and oozes unabashed and unapologetic sex appeal. Just take a look at the music video for “Liquorice”—not many people can make squeezing a hotdog full of ketchup and mustard in one shot or very suggestively eating a Bomb Pop look high fashion, but she does. Not only that, but her cover for “Dazed & Confused” magazine titled “Azealia Banks Blows Up,” in which she is literally blowing up a pink condom, has been banned in seven countries. Despite her affinity for the risqué, she is not all shock-and-awe. Some of her best looks include a rainbow maxi dress by Jeremy Scott x Alexander Wang, a black Tom Ford jacket worn over a black midriff-baring corset top— featured in her “1991” music

Left: Blouse by Gypsy Warrior Right: Rave Daze Sunglasses video—a pair of round, mirrored sunglasses along with a blue shag jacket in her “Liquorice” video and a purple mermaid/Lil Kiminspired costume for a recent performance. Her stylist is Nicola Formichetti, the man who helped Lady Gaga reach her own fashion icon status. Banks recently landed a deal with MAC cosmetics for her own limited-edition shade of eggplant-colored lipstick called “Yung Rapunxel,” a name she often calls herself on tracks, undoubtedly due to her love affair

with hair extensions. In the ad campaign, Banks looks like the long-lost fourth member of TLC, as she blows a kiss to the camera with purple hair, lavender eyeshadow, a crystal bindi and her signature eggplant pout. Banks performed at New York Fashion week twice this year, celebrating both her lipstick deal as well as her SPIN magazine cover. She is currently taking over England at London’s Fashion Week. If you want to channel your

own ‘Yung Rapunxel,’ start by snatching up her lipstick by MAC cosmetics for $15, a pair of mirrored sunglasses by Rave Daze Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters at $14—an Americana top by Retro American Flag Dyed Top from for $29.90, a sleek head-to-toe black outfit of your choice, complete with an Akubra hat—think of the hat typically associated with Australians—plenty of eggplant-colored pieces like the Purple Cut Out Skull Bottom Blouse for $38 from and a healthy dose of confidence.

C’80 PUB opens to crowd with few issues Amanda Teserek Assistant Life and Arts Editor The Pub, once a hotspot for students to congregate with friends, is now back and popular as ever as the C’80 Pub. During the reopening of the Pub on Sept. 13, the staff ran out of alcohol three times. One of the Pub’s student managers, Chris Mascia, said that despite the large turnout, other factors contributed most to the depletion of alcohol. “It was a light opening,” Mascia explained, “so we didn’t have kegs which really cut into our supply. Everyone really missed the Pub last year, so we just wanted to open it as soon as possible even if we didn’t have the kegs ready.” The Pub is still working through some operational glitches, such as problems with the TVs and trying to get the kegs active. Staff adviser for the Pub, Jenny Conger, said this is to be expected. “There’s always something that needs to be fixed,” Conger elaborated, “Right now we are working to get the Pub back to where we were when we closed.” The new Pub was named the C’80 Pub due to the class of 1980’s donation, which funded the project. It features several changes. “The new Pub is more modern than the old Pub,” Mascia commented, “It’s also a bit smaller than the old Pub, but there have been talks about getting a deck, which would increase the size.” The new Pub is open during the day to students under the

Drew students socialize while enjoying some tasty adult beverages at the Pub age of 21. As such, no alcohol paraphernalia is allowed on the patron side of the bar. Additionally, the C’80 Pub will feature new faces. According to Mascia and Conger, several new staff members have been hired. The staff, both returning and newly hired, are all working together to making the Pub fully functional.“Right now we’re still getting everything back up,” Mascia said. “We’re working on

getting the basics down.” Though the Pub’s current focus is on becoming operational, Mascia and Conger both said they were planning on bringing back events, including karaoke nights and Sunday night football. “I know in the past we’ve done Hoyt Halloween and different champagne events for seniors,” Mascia said. “The school did events with the old Pub, and we think they will continue to do that

with the new Pub.” The staff is also currently in the process of obtaining kegs, so running out of alcohol should become less of an issue. “The issue was that we didn’t originally know how much storage we had,” Ordering Manager Jordan Shaw said. “Now that we know, we are getting 1/2 and 1/6 kegs.” Conger said that she was overall happy with the new Pub. “Building the new Pub would

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not have been possible without the support of alumni,” Conger said. “Everybody put a lot of work into getting it as ready as possible, and it’s much appreciated.” Mascia said he would encourage students over the age of 21 to come try out the new Pub. “It’s really a safe and fun environment,” Mascia encouraged. “It’s a great space, a fun hangout and a nice atmosphere.”


September 21, 2012


Space Night: Comedian Adam Grabowski

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Comedian Adam Grabowski, originally from Chicago, was rated best performer by Campus Activities Magazine and performed at Drew this past Thursday

Events this week

Calm before the storm

All Week Canastero - Korn Gallery

A mixed media exhibition by Raymond Saa Stein

Saturday 12:00-5:00 Simon Forum Quad Rugby game

Monday 6:30-7:30 Plays in Progress - Arts 138

Watch students present new plays and provide feedback

Tuesday 7:00-8:00 Indian Classical Music Recital - Seminary Hall

Wednesday Yom Kippur - No classes

Thursday 4:00 PM Washington Semester Information Session - Brother’s College 216

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Drew students enjoy the nice weather on the path near the Rose Memorial Library

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Students imagine Drew reality series Pat Byrne Managing Editor Raphael Tshitoko Kameron Raynor Eva Smith Jayde Bryant Kelly Novak Katie Yasser Theepica Jeyarajah Kathryn McMillan Michael Pignataro Madison Hicks person Lindsey Altongy Ben Kriegler Lina Estrada Saara DeAngelis-Jimenez


rew’s very own Intro to Journalism class recently was asked the question, “If we had our very own Drewthemed television show, what would it be?” Some of the show ideas that the students came up with might shock some, but others work out so perfectly that some people on campus may be checking their local listings. One student, Kelly Novak (’15) had the idea to create “a spin on ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ where students would go to the Ehinger Center Snack Bar or The Commons, watch how individual workers prepare the food, and then critique it in a way very similar to the style of Gordon Ramsey.” She then suggested naming it “Hell’s Kitchen: Drew University.” Another student, Ben Kriegler (’13), had the idea of “...a horror/ thriller themed show...modeled after the show ‘The Walking Dead’... called ‘The Walking Deer’” in reference to the rare bacterial infection that plagued some of Drew’s deer across campus last year. Drew

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Other students of the class went Safety-centered TV show, a show with Patrick Byrne’s (’15) idea, pitch given by Kathryn McMillan an athletic-themed suggestion of (’13). “Drew Housing ‘American GladiShe describes the setting for an ator’ style, pitting Drew’s finest and episode, saying “the ‘Cold Case most fit athletes against each other Files’ just keep getting colder as based off of which dorm that they Drew University’s Public Safety live in.” Department responds to reports of Another Drewid, Raphael Tshi- fallen students with icy bruises.” toko (’14), came up with the darker Another student, Katie Yasser idea of a “Ranger Bear Colos- (’15), had the idea of “‘Cops: Drew seum”, where students battled “... University’”, which “lets you ride from Rugby to Ultimate Frisbee along with the men and women of players, Tennis versus Basketball,” Public Safety as they crack down on against one another for “the amuse- illegal parking, investigate holiday ment of the Drew Community.” robberies and maintain order at The Several students suggested tak- University in the Forest.” ing advantage of the hilarity that The rest of the students in the could ensue from-a The Drew Public University Acornjournalism class went with a more


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student-centered theme, with classics such as Saara DeAngelisJimenez’s (’13) “‘Survival of the Hippest’, in which some of Drew’s best-known hipsters are released into the forest,” where only “the best survive,” Michael Pignataro’s (’13) show modeled after “Big Brother” in which “...several of the cliques at the school [are combined] into one dorm to see how they all get along.” Theepica Jeyarajah (’15) also gave an idea about a show centered around the dorms of Drew University that “...would capture the action in residence halls on campus notorious for insane partying... [and] frequent Public Safety busts.”

Going along with the rambunctious antics of some of Drew’s more notorious students, Madison Hicks (’15) had the idea of a show called “I Shouldn’t Be at Drew” which would be “based on Animal Planet’s ‘I Shouldn’t Be Alive’ [and would be a] real-life drama in which Drew students recount the events that could have or should have resulted in their removal from school.” Taking the shady dealings of some Drewids even farther is Lina Estrada’s (’14) idea of a “Mob Wives” Drew-themed TV show in which “...people in the grad. school or seniors [who are married, are followed around catching]... good or bad wives or mothers... on tape.” Kameron Raynor (’15) had a similar idea that would not only incorporate Drew, but the surrounding towns in “...a ‘Real Housewives of Madison and Chatham New Jersey’” show. Slightly deviating from this “real” theme was Jayde Bryant (’15), who composed the idea of a “‘Real Undergrads of Drew University’” show which would be “ unscripted reality television show that will follow several undergraduate students during their academic and social activities on campus throughout the school year.” Lastly, Eva Smith (’13) went along with the idea of a possible Halloween-themed show in which somebody would “follow the ghosts of Drew University as they find themselves suddenly corporeal, trapped and clueless in modern day Madison.” Unfortunately, due to budget restraints, some if not all of these shows may not make it to air date, so please check your local listings.


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Women’s Soccer 1-1 in tight contests Alex Majd Assistant Sports Editor

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Forward Caroline Kuras (’14) chases a loose ball as she tries to produce a scoring opportunity

Last Saturday, the women’s soccer team defeated DeSales University 3-2. Emma Campbell (’16) had yet another impressive performance with two goals. Caroline Kuras (’13) also came out strong, scoring a goal and dishing out an assist. Three goalies saw action in the cage, combining for two saves. This was an important victory after coming off a loss to Vassar. Drew took control of the game early on with a Campbell goal within the opening five minutes. The freshman sent a ball in from thirty yards, beating the keeper over the head. Kuras added to the scoreboard with a goal two minutes later. The Lady Rangers were ambitious on the offensive side of the pitch and it showed with two back-to-back offsides in the 12th minute. Campbell netted her second goal off a corner kick in the 23rd minute. It would be the last Ranger goal of the game. DeSales University took control of the second half, scoring two goals. The Rangers went through many lineup changes, making 18 substitutions in the half. Kim Jaikissoon (13) and Jeramie Barletta (’13) both registered a save. Drew next traveled to Purchase, N.Y. to play Manhattanville College. The Rangers lost a heartbreaker game 2-1, giving up two late goals. Michelle Malone (’13) scored Drew’s goal of the game at 72 minutes with a Kura assist, which doubled as Malone’s first

goal of the season. Jaikissoon played all 90 minutes in-goal, finishing with two saves. The game saw a total of 10 shots. Courtney Carnevale (’13) attempted a header on goal from a corner kick, but was blocked by Manhattanville’s keeper. The Rangers attempted to keep their offensive momentum but were called offsides a minute later. Katie O’Keefe (’14) missed a wide shot six minutes after being subbed in for Campbell. The Valiants scored their first of two goals off a scramble in front of the goal. Jaikissoon was unable to reach the shot, which was volleyed into the top corner. Drew would give up another volley four minutes later, three seconds from the 90th minute. The Lady Rangers next travel to Selinsgrove, Pa this Saturday to open up Conference play against rival Susquehanna University. Drew is looking to improve on their 3-3 record. Upcoming games. Sat, Sep. 22, 2012 at Susquehanna University 2:00 p.m. Wed, Sep. 26, 2012 vs Stevens Institute of Technology 7:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer continues streak of clean sheets Chris Sullivan Contributing Writer With the defeat of local rival Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Rangers season record stood at 4-1-1 as they took on Manhattanville College. Notable to the starting lineup was the change back to a 4-4-2 system with Mathew Gragnano (’14) and Tom Tolve (’15) as starting forwards. Midfield saw the absence of captain Kevin Walpole (’13) as Ricardo Castro (’14) and Nick Callari (’13) took to the center of midfield with Phillip Mabika (’13) and John Nogiewich (’15) deployed out wide. Commenting on the change of formation, Head Coach Lenny Armuth said, “I think our team is learning both systems so we can really switch off depending on the team we are playing.” On defense, Mike “Ziti” Pezzuti’s (’15) absence was filled by Max Dolphin (’15) with the rest of the back four remaining unchanged. It became apparent early on that the game took on a highly physical tone when at the 10 minute mark, Daniel Ratyniak (’15) replaced Mabika after a vicious tackle from behind. The Rangers were held to a scoreless draw in an incredibly physical, borderline-dirty game. In general, it was an average performance from the Rangers. Walpole said, “At times we got away from our game. We got into a physical battle. It definitely got a little bit chippy.” One notable occurrence saw Manhattenville player Edmond Addison receive a yellow card for a headbutt in the 27th minute that would make Zidanne blush. On the refereeing decisions, Armuth commented, “It was not the best quality job that he

did...[but] it shouldn’t have been a matter of how the referee reffed the game. We needed to play our game. The referee didn’t do the best job but [both teams] didn’t help him either.” Despite average display from the Rangers, they should count themselves lucky to walk away with anything more than a draw. The Rangers out shot Manhattanville 34 to 14 , 13 of which were on target compared to Manhattanville’s seven. In the last minute, the Rangers were denied the victory when Walpole’s headed ball was deflected off the post of the goal. The Rangers next took on Saint Joseph’s College of Long Island, who had previously beaten former Rangers’ opposition York College 6-0. Not to be outdone, the Rangers proceeded to reenact the scoreline by defeating their opponent in the same fashion. Armuth made changes to the lineup against Saint Joseph’s. Richard Boland (’13) was given the nod over Mike Reyes (’15). RJ Voorman (’14), Gregnano and Mabika were all unavailable due to injury. Ben Nogiewich (’13) was deployed at fullback while Pezzuti returned to play, this time in midfield alongside Walpole and John Nogiewich (’15). The Rangers opened their scoring account four minutes in when Castro scored a deafening volley, which seemed to deflate the opposition. The second goal came in the 23rd as John Nogiewich scored off of a tipped hearer from a corner. The Rangers started the second half at 2-0, and it only took them five minutes to make it 3-0, when Mike Jacques (’13) extended his personal run of form and the team’s lead. The fourth, fifth and sixth goals were scored by John

“So far I think we have the best goalkeepers in the conference. Our goalkeepers are just outstanding.” Despite the five clean sheets, the Rangers defense remains relatively untested. Armuth concurred, adding, “Defensively, we were okay. We had some breakdowns there, and better teams will finish those [chances].” With conference play approaching fast, the Rangers need to be on form as they take on Susquehanna University in an away game on Saturday, at 4:30 p.m. This will be the Rangers’ first conference game. In the words of the captain, “Everything we’ve done up until this point has prepared us for this weekend. It’s the biggest game of the season by far, and we’re very excited to show our conference that we’re here to play. We’re here to win.” Upcoming games: Sat, Sep. 22, 2012 Men’s Soccer at Susquehanna University 4:30 p.m. Eva Alvarez

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Matt Gragnano (‘14) dribbles down the wing looking to pass

vs Moravian College 3:30 p.m.

Nogiewich, Walpole and Eduardo Moran (’14), respectively. A 6-0 scoreline is impressive enough, but the Rangers looked composed in midfield and were clinical in their finishing. “If you notice, our shots weren’t as high as usual. Usually we have 30 shots a game and we only had 19, but we finished our chances,” Armuth said. “We showed a lot of composure around the 18 yard box.”

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The Rangers’ record is now 5-1-2. And while the record could be better, they have been able to keep five clean sheets in a row. Not only have the Rangers been able to create a combined 177 opportunities—68 of which were on target—they have also strung together some good defensive displays. When asked about his keeper’s performances, goalie coach Cesar Barrientos stated,

vs Ramapo College 7:00 p.m. Catch all the action live on Ranger Roar. Make sure to like Drew Rangers on facebook and follow @GoDrewRangers on twitter for all your updates on Drew athletics.

September 21, 2012


Volume 85, Issue 4

Field Hockey has best start since ’98 Andrew Goldberg Sports Editor


he Drew Field Hockey team started off their week by stretching their unbeaten record to 4-0 after downing Union College 3-1 this past Wednesday. With this win, the Lady Rangers would have their best start since 1998 when they won five straight games and finished 13-8. Brooke Gagliano (’14) would get the Rangers on the board early in the fourth minute after smashing the ball off a corner along the far side of the goal. Union was quick to respond as Nicole Merigliano got control of the ball after a scramble in front of the Ranger cage and put it past goalkeeper CC Carlini (’14). Sarah Charles (’13) would give the lead back to Drew after finishing off a pass from Bea Cannavale (’16) in the 23rd minute. Charles’ game-winning goal is her third this season. Charles has six goals on the season and leads the Landmark Conference as well. Teammates are happy with the way she has rebounded from last season. “She is the one we look to for our goals. She has risen the occasion and don’t a great job,” said Jess Johnson (’14). The second half saw the Rangers roar out of the gates and take the first seven shots of the half. Johnson would bring home one of

those shots off a penalty stroke to make it 3-1 in favor of Drew. The rest of the half saw Carlini stand on her head recording five of her eight saves in the final ten minutes of the game. “Winning against Union and being 4-0 so far is a really great feeling, the team goes out and works hard for 70 minutes and that’s our biggest strength right now as we keep improving,” Alexandria De Sousa (’15) said. Unfortunately, the undefeated streak ended at four games after the Rangers lost to Lebanon Valley by a score of 2-1. Lebanon Valley would start the game off with a goal just 3:19 seconds into the game. The Dutchmen’s Caitlin Vasey would score her third goal of the season after putting back a rebound off the initial save by goalkeeper Carlini. The rangers would end the half with only three shots while the Dutchmen had six. However, Drew held a 5-2 advantage in penalty corners. The second half would start with the Dutchmen taking six shots within a seven minute span. Carlini stood tall in the goal making four of her 12 saves in the game during that stretch. Johnson made a key defensive save as well during the Dutchmen’s offensive onslaught. The Rangers would then tie up the game at the 50 minute mark when Cannavale found Gagliano, who

converted on a breakaway goal. Cannavale recorded her teamleading fifth assist of the season and Gagliano would record her fourth goal of the year. No more than 15 seconds later, the Dutchmen’s Lyndee Sheaffer would score off a cross from Vasey in front of the net. The Rangers would get one more opportunity with 62:42 when Gagliano took a shot, however, it sailed wide. The Rangers would not get another shot off and the Rangers lost their first game 2-1. Lebanon Valley came into the season ranked 16th in Division III, but had not lost their first three games of the season.

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Danielle Waleko (’15) dribbles past the opposing defender

The Lady Rangers would finish their week losing their second straight game to crosstown rival Fairleigh Dickinson University in the battle for the Madison Cup. The Rangers would put pressure on the Devils’ defense early and often. The rangers took 10 of the first 11 shots of the game. Gagliano and Charles would lead the charge, taking three shots each. The Devils responded with three shots, one of which beat Carlini, giving the Devils a 1-0 lead. Niki Ikeda ripped a shot from 25 yards out and Lanie Andrews would record her sixth goal of the season by putting back a rebound from the 18 yard box. The Lady Rangers would take the last five shots of the half, however none found pay dirt as the half ended with the Devils still in the lead. The Lady Rangers outshot the Devils 15-5 and had six penalty corners to the Devils’ two. The second half would start quite the opposite, with the Devils taking the first six shots of the half. The Rangers would get plenty of opportunities at the end of the second half taking the five shots of the game. However Devils goalkeeper Tess Loughran made a game high 13 saves and preserved the shutout in the Devils second straight win in the Battle of Madison Avenue. The shot distribution was much

Masco: a family man first, coach second From Athletic, Page 1 record that may never be broken, but I think what will define him are the strong relationships he developed with everyone who ever played for him or worked with him.” Second baseman Pat Lydon added, “Alumni would come back and talk to Masco, and he loves seeing all of them. Everybody that graduated loved him both as a person and a coach. Masco spent nearly three decades as Drew’s head man before handing over the reins to Hirschberg in 2012. In 27 seasons at the helm, Masco is Drew’s all-time most accomplished baseball coach with 387 wins. Masco’s impact was immediately felt when he first started, as he more-than-doubled the number of wins from the previous season and captured a conference title in his first season with Drew in 1984. Masco was selected as the 1998 Coach of the Year by the New Jersey Baseball Coaches Association, and was voted the 1999 Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom League Coach of the Year after guiding the Rangers to their first Freedom League title. In addition, he guided the Rangers to five ECAC playoffs and four MAC postseason appearances. He would record his 165th career victory on April 17, 1996 which moved him past legendary baseball coach Doc Young for first on Drew’s all-time victory chart. In 1998, he became the first Drew coach in any sport to re-

cord 200 career victories. Masco continued to rewrite the record books not only locally at Drew, but also nationally. On April 9, 2004 the Rangers defeated Delaware Valley College 7-6, giving him his 300th career win. That victory gave him a place not only in the Drew history books but in the NCAA as he became one of the top 50 all-time most accomplished Division III coaches. Part of his success as a coach was his personal connection that he had with the players. Second Baseman Patrick Lydon (’14) reflected on his recruiting experience saying, “Masco was really open and honest in his recruitment of me. He was one of the factors that led me to ultimately choose Drew.” Bodden added, “It really says something about a coach and his character to commit most of his adult life to a single school.” Catcher Matthew Kaplon (’14) added, “When I first met Masco I knew right away he was a very genuine guy. He had a large connection to his players. That’s one of the reasons I came here.” One would expect that this last year must have been hard for him seeing Hirschberg lead a team that he recruited 100%. However, it was quite the opposite. “Talking to him last year his demeanor didn’t change and there was no bitterness towards the program. He had nothing but good things to say about Hirschberg and the athletic department,” said Lydon. Bodden added that, “There was absolutely no bitterness at all. When we won the landmark he

came out onto the field with us and held the trophy.” Off the field, Masco has served on numerous committees including the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Baseball Selection committee and the MAC Baseball Sports Committee. He served as the chair of the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Baseball Selection committee, and maintained a role on the ECAC Basketball committee after coaching the Drew basketball team from 1986-95.

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Goalkeeper Michael Reyes (’15)

Which athletes impressed this week Every week The Acorn nominate players who had impressive games over the past week in an article called Game Balls. We

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Game Balls

27-year coach Vincent Masco

nominate one male athlete and one female athlete and honorable mentions for those who impressed but just missed the cut. This week’s game balls go to Women’s Soccer player Emma Campbell (’16) and Men’s Soccer player Michael Reyes (’15). Emma Campbell, Women’s Soccer, Midfielder: Campbell was named the Landmark Conference player of the week after she recorded her first multi-goal

split right down the middle in the second half as both teams recorded eight shots. The Lady Rangers, however, held an even larger advantage in penalty corners recording a 10-4 edge in that department. The Rangers outshot the Devils 23-13 and had 16 penalty corners as opposed to the six the Devils got. The Lady Rangers are very frustrated with the results. “We had so many opportunities that we got into the mindset after each failed opportunity that we the next opportunity we got, we would score,” said De Sousa. The Rangers will be back at home on Saturday when they host Susquehanna at 1:00 p.m. in their first Landmark Conference game of the season. The Rangers will look to learn from their past two losses. “We need to play as a team for the full 70 minutes. As soon as we step onto the field we need to have a presence for the whole time,” said Johnson. De Sousa added, “Conference games are a whole different season within the actual season. You don’t do well in conference you don’t go to the Landmark Playoffs.” Upcoming games: vs Susquehanna University 1:00 p.m. game this past weekend in Drew’s 3-2 win over DeSales University. She set the tone early, scoring the game’s first goal in the fifth minute of action. Then, she would score the eventual game winning goal off a cross from Caroline Kuras (’14) to give the Rangers a 3-0 lead in the first 22 minutes of action. Campbell leads the team in goals with five and points with 11. She has scored five of the teams 12 goals this year. Michael Reyes, Men’s Soccer, Goalkeeper: Ever since taking over in goal for Rich Boland (’13), Reyes has had four consecutive shutouts. This week saw Reyes complete two of the four shutouts in a 1-0 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson, and a 0-0 tie against Manhattanville. In the battle for the Madison Cup, Reyes made five stops to help Drew to the 1-0 win. In the second game, Reyes played all 110 minutes and made a careerhigh seven saves as Drew tied Manhattanville 0-0. With the two clean sheets Reyes was named the Landmark Conference layer of the week. Reyes now has 17 saves on the season and is 3-0-1. Honorable Mention: Jennifer Van Wingerden (’13), Cross Country: Van Wingerden was named as the Landmark Conference player of the week for the second week in a row. In the Landmark Preview at Juniata College, she ran a new school record time of 22:52.60. With the record time, she has now broken into the top 20 of Landmark Conference 6K times of all time. She bested her personal record by 39 seconds and beat the second place runner by four seconds.

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