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Tuesday June 12, 2012

Volume CXXXIII Issue 3

Pilots ready for Women’s Air Race Classic Bob Ross

Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, ing manager at the campus and year in a row.” Ariz., are each sending a team this a driver of the Embry-Riddle Jet Pilot Marlene Wessel, a stuPress Release year. dent from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical On the Daytona Beach team, Germany, Ashland, WI University will field two flight Danielle Erlichman is pilot and will be teams in the 2012 all-women’s Air Marisha Falk is copilot and Sault Ste Marie, MI m a k Watertown, SD Race Classic, competing against coach. It will be the first race for ing her 57 other teams and over 100 pilots Erlichman, who is pursuing a B.S. first Benton Harbor, MI from around the nation. Dating in aeronautical science and is a to 1929, when it was called the part-time flight instructor. Columbus, NE Powder Puff Derby, the annual Falk, who competed in E race challenges female pilots to the race in 2008 and LEAS START S RE S E R Goodland, KS P use all their skills. 2009, said, “Our team U ERA Batavia, OH This year’s race begins at Lake has worked hard Havasu City planAirport in Lake appearance in the Gallup, NM Havasu City, Lake Havasu, AZ Air Race Classic. She Hereford, TX Ariz., on June is earning a bachelor’s END 19 at 8 a.m. degree in aeronautical The racers must Dragster. science. navigate and check T h e The Prescott team’s Daytona Facebook page is at www. B e a c h facebook.com/group. team’s website is www.wix. hp?gid=115978801779445 and com/riddleracer/vi. their blog is at http://goerauclasning Prescott team copilot Kristine sic46.blogspot.com. for this Anthony earned a master’s degree The Embry-Riddle team memyear’s air race, in safety science at the campus, bers were chosen for their pilotstudying weath- where she is now a flight instruc- ing skills, competitive spirit and er trends, performing tor. “I’ve been around airplanes for knowledge of aviation, safety, practice flights and as long as I can remember because navigation, meteorology and crew into eight different cities on the raising money. I know we will fly my dad is also a pilot, and I wanted resource management. Both teams 2,681-statute-mile route and com- our best race and be competitive to be at a school where everyone will fly Cessna 172 aircraft from plete their journey at Clermont among the other teams.” has a passion for aviation,” she the university’s fleet, equipped County Airport in Batavia, Ohio, Falk, who earned a B.S. in aero- said. “I’m so excited to represent with a Garmin G1000 cockpit. by 5 p.m. on June 22. nautical science and an MBA at my university and campus in the Each aircraft is judged against its Embry-Riddle’s campuses in Embry-Riddle, is a flight train- Air Race Classic for the second own handicapped cruising

speed, and winning teams must follow the route as closely as possible while improving their average speed, a format that focuses more on piloting skills and decision-making than on speed. This year the racers will make stops at Gallup Municipal Airport in Gallup, N.M.; Hereford Municipal Airport in Hereford, Texas; Renner Field (Goodland Municipal Airport) in Goodland, Kan.; Columbus Municipal Airport in Columbus, Neb.; Watertown Regional Airport in Watertown, S.D.; John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport in Ashland, Wis.; Chippewa County International Airport in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; and Southwest Michigan Regional Airport in Benton Harbor, Mich. Besides Embry-Riddle’s two teams, the race includes nine other collegiate teams from Jacksonville University, Kansas State University, Liberty University, Louisiana Tech University, Metropolitan State College of Denver and Purdue University. Both teams will attend a send-off barbecue from 4-6 p.m., June 18, at Waldo’s BBQ in Lake Havasu City. The public is invited to attend. To RSVP for the event, please call Crystal Ellis at (928) 777-4305.

Students compete in Unmanned Vehicle Contests Bob Ross

Press Release Daytona Beach, Fla., June 7, 2012 – Beginning June 8, EmbryRiddle student engineers will deploy their robotic creations in a series of competitions that challenge college students to design, build and demonstrate the next generation of unmanned systems. The events are sponsored by the Association for Unmanned

Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), an organization representing government agencies, companies and schools and com-

mitted to developing and promoting unmanned systems and robotic technologies. The first contest is the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) from June 8-11 at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. For the contest, college student teams develop autonomous ground vehicles that must navigate a com-

plicated obstacle course, complete with an extensive list of mobility and design requirements. The event gives students an inside view of design challenges and connects

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them with potential mentors and future employers. Students from EmbryRiddle’s Daytona Beach campus are competing in IGVI with two robots, dubbed Reagle V and Molle. The students are advised by Charles Reinholtz, professor of mechanical engineering, and Patrick Currier and Eric Coyle, both assistant professors of mechanical engineering. AUVSI’s second event, the Student Unmanned Air Systems competition (SUAS), from June 13-17 at Webster Field, Patuxent, Md., will see the talents of student engineers from Embry-Riddle’s campuses in both Daytona Beach

and in Prescott, Ariz. The contest challenges students to design and demonstrate an aircraft capable of autonomous flight, navigation of a specified course and use of onboard payload sensors. Students from the university’s Prescott campus will compete in the SUAS event with an unmanned aircraft of their design, dubbed Goose II. They are advised by Ray Bedard, associate professor of aeronautical science. Three of the team’s members had prior experience directing military drones b e f o r e becoming students at EmbryRiddle. Two student teams from

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the Daytona Beach will also be at the SUAS event. One team will fly AnDrone, an unmanned aircraft that uses an Android cell phone camera to take photographs. The team is advised by Reinholtz. A second team has entered its own unmanned aircraft, dubbed Agent Grey. They are advised by Richard Stansbury, associate professor of electrical and comp u t e r engineering.

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Paulencu and Kline taken in 2012 MLB Draft Michael Pierce

ERAU Athletics Adam Paulencu and Ben Kline became the 17th and 18th Embry-Riddle baseball players all-time selected in the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday afternoon, joining the organizations of the Colorado Rockies and Tampa Bay Rays respectively. It marked the first time that either the Rays or Rockies have selected an Eagle in the draft. Paulencu went in the 26th round to the Rockies at No. 798 overall; he became the seventh-highest Eagle ever taken in the

draft. The Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada native joined the Eagles this season after his stint at Vancouver Island Baseball Institute, immediately impacting the Blue and Gold with his right arm. Paulencu was named a 2012 Sun Conference second team AllConference honoree after an 8-3 season in which he posted a 2.86 ERA in 94.1 innings. Paulencu struck out 73 batters and combined for three shutouts on the year. Hailing from Omaha, Neb., Kline put together one of the best two-year statistical careers in Eagle history, and was selected by the Rays in the 32nd round, the 992nd pick overall. A shortstop, Kline appeared in 123

games in an Eagle uniform, batting .354 on 172 hits, 38 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 105 RBIs. He scored 116 runs and accumulated 254 total bases while slugging .523. Kline ranks seventh all-time in career hits for Embry-Riddle, and holds the record for most assists in a season (201 in 2011). A two-time first team All-Sun Conference shortstop, Kline earned NAIA All-American Honorable Mention honors as a junior. Paulencu and Kline were two of five players drafted out of The Sun Conference, including Michael Heesch (USCB), Dane Stone (St. Thomas) and Joel Capote (St. Thomas).

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Staff Members Guest Reporters Matthew Mackenzie Matthew Ellengold Guest Photographer Matthew Mackenzie

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Eagle Athletics wins 2011-12 Commissioner’s Cup Race Allison Smalling

ERAU Athletics Sun Conference Commissioner Mark Pope announced Embry-Riddle as the winner of the 2011-12 Commissioner’s Cup at the spring meeting of the league’s Athletic Directors on Monday. The 2011-12 campaign marks the 13th consecutive season that the Eagles have retained the title that recognizes the best overall program in the league. The Eagles won at least a share of nine regular season titles to finish with a score of 10.3. SCAD Savannah was second with a score of 8.2, just edging third-place St. Thomas (8.1). South Carolina Beaufort averaged a 7.5 to finish in fifth place, just ahead of Northwood and Warner who, for the second year in a row, tied for sixth with identical scores of 7.3. Southeastern (5.9), Ave Maria (5.5), Johnson and Wales (5.3)

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and Florida Memorial (4.8) rounded out the scoring. The fall campaign saw ERAU claim regular season titles in volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country, share of the men’s soccer regular season and finished as runner-up in women’s soccer. Conference tournament titles in men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball gave the Blue and Gold bonus points in each sport. Men’s and women’s tennis and baseball also won regular season and tournament titles, while the men’s and women’s track teams also took top honors at the conference track and field meet in the spring. Additionally, the Eagles posted top-five finishes in women’s golf (third) and men’s basketball (5th) and were seventh in men’s golf. The Cup points are awarded in descending order to the 11 league members based on regular-season standings in the 15 con-

ference sports; 11 for first place, 10 for second place, and so on. In addition, one bonus point each is awarded to the tournament champions of those sports with a regular season conference schedule. Total points are then divided by the number of sports sponsored by each institution to get the overall scores. Since the league’s inception in 1990, only five teams have captured the Commissioner’s Cup, formerly known as the All-Sports Trophy. Former conference member Nova Southeastern took home the honor five times (1992-93, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99), while St. Thomas claimed the cup in 1993-94 and 1997-98. Webber International (1990-91) and Flagler (199192) each earned the award during the first two years of the conference when the league was known as the Florida Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.


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SpaceX Dragon splashes down into history Matthew Ellengold Guest Reporter

At 11:42 AM EST on May 31, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft splashed down safely into the Pacific Ocean. In a mission being called historic by the media, politicians, and industry officials alike, the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft made possible the first successful resupply of the International Space Station (ISS) by an entirely commercial entity. Following an orbital shakedown cruise comprising functional tests of the spacecraft’s maneuvering and other mission systems, NASA officials gave the all clear for proximity operations and rendezvous with the ISS to commence. Actual berthing of the spacecraft with the space station required the Dragon to be captured by the station’s primary robotic arm. This is the second generation of the famed Canada Arm used extensively during the recently ended Shuttle Program. Once captured, the Dragon was attached to the nadir (Earth facing) port on Node 2 – Harmony. The ISS Expedition 31 crew transferred 1,014 pounds of cargo to the station and loaded 1,367 pounds of material back

onto the spacecraft for return to Earth. The director of NASA’a Kennedy Space Center, Bob Cabana, congratulated SpaceX and underlined the significance of the moment in an e-mail sent to all center employees. “For the first time, a commercial company has placed a capsule in orbit, completed a complex rendezvous and proximity operations profile, delivered cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), and returned it safely to Earth…[As we transform] KSC into a multiuser spaceport… We are watching history being made, and we are making history as we transform KSC into our vision for the future.” Completion of this mission marked the last major milestone in NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) initiative. COTS contracts are intended to catalyze innovation and development in a burgeoning commercial space industry. Although, recent pressure from congress may force NASA to reduce this program to a single contract award, it is hoped that continued competition will result in a material and personnel resupply capability by multiple commercial entities.

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SPACEX DRAGON FLOATS IN the Pacific Ocean after splash down marking the successful completion of the first commercial mission to the ISS. After the spacecraft was hosted aboard a barge with a crane, the barge and Dragon reached the Port of Los Angeles five days later.

Venus transits the Sun for the final time this century Richard Weakley

Photography Editor On June 6 Venus passed directly between the Sun and Earth and was seen as a small black disc. The last transit of Venus in front of the Sun occurred on June 8, 2004. These transits occur in pairs eight years apart separated by gaps of 121.5 years and 105.5 years with this pattern repeating every 243 years. Astronomers and curious on-lookers from all over the world viewed the transit from ground based telescopes, specially outfitted cameras and through solar glasses and even welding goggles in hopes of catching a glimpse of the rare event. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft and the European Space Agency’s Proba-2 microsatellite both took

images of Venus passing in front of the Sun from space providing researchers the cleanest images possible of the event without any atmospheric loss. The Embry-Riddle Observatory had a public viewing opportunity from 3pm to 8pm on June 5 which was obscured by the stormy weather that afternoon. The Phyiscal Sciences Department was planning on using the transit viewing as a learning opportunity in addition to public relations event. “The transit of Venus allows us to see up close what astronomers can see in 187 other planetary systems as well: the transit of a planet in front of its host star,” said Jason Aufdenberg, associate professor of physics. “What’s even better is that students in our new astronomy program will able to take exoplanet transit measurements themselves.” PHOTO CREDIT: JAXA/NASA/LOCKHEED MARTIN

JAXA’S HINODE SPACECRAFT CAPTURED this image of Venus beginning to go in front of the Sun. This image was taken with Hinode’s Solar Optical Telescope. Hinode was launched in 2006 on the final flight of the Japanese M-V-7 launch vehicle to explore the magnetic fields of the sun.

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NASA’S SOLAR DYNAMICS OBSERVATORY captured Venus as it transversed in front of the sun. SDO is a NASA satellite launched in 2010 specifically for observing the sun for five years from geosynchronous orbit.

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Euro 2012 The beautiful game comes to Poland and Ukraine

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Managing Editor On June 8. at 11:45 a.m E.T the first ball was kicked in arguably the second most prestigious soccer tournament in the world behind the World Cup. The 2012 UEFA European championship, which is held every four years, is being joint hosted by Ukraine and Poland for the first time in its history. The tournament will see 16 teams, competing over 24 days for the honor of being crowned the best soccer team in Europe. During this period at least 2800 minutes of soccer will be played over 31 games. An estimated 1.5 million people will attend the games in person with millions more watching at home. The European championships were first held in 1960 having been conceived by Frenchman Henri Delaunay. 17 teams originally competed in France for the inaugural trophy, with the Soviet Union eventually beating Yugoslavia 2-1 in the final. Since then players careers’ have been made and broken, teams have cemented themselves into

legend, and the dreams of a nation have been recognised as each tournament passes. The most successful team in the tournaments’ history is Germany with three titles, closely followed by reigning champions Spain, and France with two titles a piece. In fact over the history of the tournament only different 9 teams have been winners. It’s a testament to the dominance of the central European powers, but with major upsets like Greece’s win in 2004, no-one can predict what will happen. Legendary players have burst on to the scene during these tournaments, part of the attraction is seeing new young players come to fruition and get a glimpse of the stars of the future. The all time top scorers list includes French legend Michel Platini, NY Red Bulls star Thierry Henry, and current USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann. While for some players, their entire careers

span several European championships, including Lothar Matthaus and Peter Schmeichel who competed in four tournaments over a period of 16 years. The current tournament is the 14th championship since its inception and will be held in 8 cities, 4 in each country with the final being held on July 1 in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. The tournament begins with 4 groups of 4 teams, then the top two teams of each group progress to the knock out stages and eventually the final. Waiting at the end is the Herni Delaunay trophy. The trophy, which was remodeled in 2008, is made of sterling silver and weighs in at 18lbs while standing 24 inches tall. As with any major sporting event, Euro 2012 has its own ridiculous official mascots Slavek and Slavko, who are supposed Polish and Ukrainian footballing twins designed by Warner Bros. How two people born in two different countries are twins however is beyond me. While the UEFA European championships challenge the best of the

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European soccer teams, similar tournaments are run for other regions of the world. These include the African cup of Nations, and the Copa America. The culmination of these regional tournaments is the World cup. The most prestigious prize of them all. The European championship promises to be a spectacle of soccer, which brings together all nationalities, creeds, and races in the pursuit of the chance to become the undisputed European soccer playing power. It’s a chance to see young talent come into its own, older players to stamp their legacy into a nations hearts, to experience a range highs and lows. As well as the inevitable mental breaking point of a penalty shootout. Fortunately for soccer fans here in the USA, all games are broadcast for free online at http://www.espn3.com/. Alternatively all the games will be shown on ESPN for those who have cable TV. So whether your a die-hard soccer fan or you have never watched a game before, now is a great time to get immersed in the beautiful game.

Will the kings of Europe extend their reign? Chris Heale

Managing Editor Reigning champions Spain are hot favorites again this time round. Having won the World Cup in 2010, and with many of the players coming from a Barcelona team which Alex Ferguson described as ‘the best team Manchester United had faced’, Spain remain a formidable force. Until recently Spain had been Europe’s nearly men. Each time they promised so much, and with the strength of the Spanish La Liga teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid, they always looked good on paper. However they became chronic underachievers and were often a fair bet to be a disappointment in the major tournaments. That all changed after the 2006 World Cup. Luis Aragones, the Spanish manager at the time, adopted a style of play known as ‘tika-taka’ which has characterized Spain’s short sharp passing style and possession soccer ever since. From then on, with a depth of midfield players who were the envy of Europe, Spain went on to win Euro 2008 and the World Cup in 2010. During this period they set the record for the long run of games undefeated at 35. Part of this success was due to the immense amount of possession Spain enjoyed in their games. Midfielders such as Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets had absolute control over the tempo, and feel of the game while vary rarely losing possession. But in all areas, Spain were creative, quick, and crucially patient. They passed and moved ad infinum until a hole opened up in the opposition defense then exploited it

with striking precision. So what of their chances in the current competition? With the previous successes looming over them and the added pressure of being favourites, anything less than winning the tournament will be considered a disappointment. Coach Vicente Del Bosque’s job is also made harder by injuries to prolific striker David Villa and stalwart defender Carles Puyol. However with Fernando Torres regaining some of his form at the end of the season with Chelsea, and the addition of Juan Mata and David Silva supporting from the wings, Spain are not short of options going forward. In defense, Sergio Ramos had an excellent season for Real Madrid and looks strong Photo courtesy www.eurocuppictures.com going into competition. Paired with IKER CASILLAS WILL hope to lead to team to a historic three championship the dependable Gerard Pique, Spain in a row having won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championships will be hard to break down. Much of in 2008 their success in the competition will probably come down to how well they cope with the pressure, and a bit of luck along the way. In all, Spain will be the team to beat, and if they do not win it then expect them to go most of the way. Spains toughest test in the group stages will most likely come from the Italians. Despite being rocked at home with allegations of match fixing, the Italians will have something to prove having failed to qualify from the group stages at the World Cup in 2010. Although on paper they don’t appear to have a strong squad Italy often surprise their critics and will be organised and hard to break down at the back. Controversial striker Mario Balotelli, if on form, could play a crucial part in deciding the group C winners.


Euro 2012 Tough start for group of death The Avion,

June 12, 2012

Chris Heale

Managing Editor In all of the major soccer tournaments, there is one group dubbed ‘the group of death’. This group, and the teams in it are victims of chance stemming from the draw. It contains a high concentration of top quality teams, making it very difficult to qualify from. Inevitably, this means that some of the teams which don’t make it through to the knockout stage, may well have done so easily if they were placed in a different group. This years European championship are no exception. Group B, the tournament’s group of death, contains Holland, Germany, Portugal, and Denmark. Holland were finalists in the 2010 World Cup and were beaten narrowly by Spain 1-0 after extra time. However they have had a mixed run of results running up to the tournament having tied with Switzerland, and been beaten by Bulgaria, and crucially group opponents Germany. In contrast though, they defeated England in London and decimated Northern Ireland 6-0. They lost only one out of their ten qualifiers with striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scoring 12 times in eight games. With main stays like Kuyt, Sneijder, Robben and Van Persie expect Holland to escape the group to the knock-

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out stages. Germany are building on their youthful team which performed valiantly in the 2010 World Cup. While many of the team hail from Bayern Munich’s strong champions league campaign, the other contributors cannot be ignored. Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira played their part in Real Madrid’s dominance in La Liga this season. Germany, under Joachim Loew, play attractive, exciting soccer and have an advantage with the Bayern clan playing together all season. Germany are a hot prospect and will be looking to add a fourth title to their already illustrious history. Portugal’s most high profile player polarizes opinion. Cristiano Ronaldo is undeniably a talented player, he’s quick, creative and exciting to watch. But he also dives, feigns injury and often comes across as arrogant. Love him or hate him, Ronaldo’s performance will be crucial if they are to escape the group of death. Photo courtesy of www.cristianoronaldopictures.com He will doubtless recall the shock defeat CRISTIANO RONALDO WILL HAVE to be on top form if his team are going to to Greece in the Euro 2004 final which qualify from group B. With all four teams being ranked in FIFA’s top 10, the draw destroyed Portuguese hope of their first will make for some toughly contested games. title. Hope will not be high for Portuguese fans but if they make it out of the group their confidence will be high and who can often have a liberating effect on by an injury to long standing goalkeeper know what they can achieve. teams. Denmark finished above Portugal Thomas Sorensen. Realistically Denmark Denmark are not widely expected to in their group but have had a mixed run will struggle to take a top two spot but survive the group, but having no expecta- of results leading up to the champion- don’t expect them to go down without a tions weighing on the players shoulders ships. In addition Denmark are hampered strong fight.

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Megan Demmert News Editor

After two and a half years of renovation and $10 million worth of improvements, the Main Street Pier in Daytona Beach reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony the morning of June 5. Not only was this the first day since November of 2009 that the public could step foot on the wooden planks of the pier, but it was also the first day of business for Joe’s Crab Shack. The 745-foot-long seafood r e s t a u rant has seating for 300 in the dining room and additional seating on the rooftop bar that is set to open on June 19. Joe’s Crab Shack has 123 locations across the country, but this is the first one sitting on a pier above the ocean. The restaurant offers a variety of delicious dishes

as well as takeaway items such as fries, pizza, and flavored ices. At the end of the pier, the public can enjoy fishing every day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with no entrance fee. This historic pier originally opened in 1925 and featured a casino and dance hall, which made the area a very popular spot for tourists. After fifty years, the area deteriorated and became a place for crime. In 1999, Hurricane Floyd destroyed 250 feet of what was originally a 1,000-foot structure, and to this day, the missing 250 feet has not been rebuilt. The skyline ride that once took the public on a scenic ride overlooking the pier is now gone. In its place, pedicabs are allowed to operate in the pier and boardwalk area. City leaders as well as local shop owners hope the pier will help get crowds back to the beachside.

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JOE’S CRAB SHACK officially opened for business atop Daytona Beach’s newly renovated Main Street Pier on June 5, 2012.

Cubs offer more than just baseball Christopher Heale Managing Editor

On June 6. The Daytona Cubs defeated Brandenton Marauders 4-0 at the historic Jackie Robinson ballpark. The win took the Cubs to a .456 percent and sees them in fourth position in the Florida State League North having won seven games out of their last eight.. Runs were scored in the third when John Andreoli hit a ball to right over right fielder Dan Grovatt and Roni Torreyes, standing on first, made it to home plate in a RBI triple play. The score remained this way until the seventh and following a Nelson Perez and Rubia Silva single, Taylor Davis struck the ball into left field allowing Perez to make the score 2-0. Micah Gibbs then grounded a ball the same direction as Davis, allowing Silva to make it 3-0. Finally Chad Noble sealed it with a high right hit allow-

ing Davis to take the score to home games at the Jackie 4-0. Robinson Ballpark on But if what City Island by the preceded Halifax river is all greek front. to you, rest Baseball assured is known as there is America’s more to a pastime C u b s and part g a m e of that than experijust ence is t h e hangbaseball. i n g T h e o u t Daytona Cubs are a minor league basewith ball team who PHOTO COURTESY BLEACHER NATION friends, eatstarted out in 1993 and ing and drinkare affiliated with the Major ing, singing at the middle League Chicago Cubs. They play their of the 7th and generally having a good

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time. The same ethos is true of going to a Cubs game. Even though they aren’t a big name team with superstar players, going to a game is every bit as enjoyable and especially so if you aren’t too keen on baseball. Each night of the week the Cubs hold a different promotion to attract the crowds. On Mondays, the ‘Belly Busters’ night offers all you can eat pizza, hamburgers, hot-dogs and nuts. Whereas on Saturday the club puts on a fireworks show for all to enjoy. However for the local college students, it’s the ‘Thirsty Thursdays’ promotion with its $1 12 oz, and $3.75 32 oz beer and sodas that draw the most attention. So if you are searching for something to do on another idle summer evening, try heading to Jackie Robinson ballpark with your friends. Soak up the atmosphere, support your local team and indulge yourself in what may become your favorite pastime too.


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June 12, 2012

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Snow White and the Huntsman could have been worse

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Snow White and the Huntsman

Matt Ellengold

Staff Reporter As an avid movie go-er, I’ve had the privilege, the opportunity, and occasionally the shame of sampling a wide variety of cinematic displays. Some of these films I would describe to you as good, some bad. For example, Top Gun (1986): Good Movie, Space Truckers (1996): Bad Movie. It is however, a rare opportunity for me to describe a movie as… adequate. Such is the feeling I was left with when the credits rolled on Snow White and the Huntsman. The plot is not necessary fulfilling but it is more or less

faithful to the childhood tale. The acting is not superb, but sufficient. The visuals are not breathtaking, but, bold. And the emotional impact is well… there isn’t any. The filmmaker’s dogmatic need to keep the telling as riveted into the children’s story as possible cripples any possibility of the actors transcending their meager story book characters and becoming living, breathing, human beings – dynamic creatures of contradiction, conflict, and creativity which the audience can be

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brought to care about. No, though it may be shot on a stark gritty background reminding the viewer of troubled remakes of TV series like Nightrider and V, every last detail of this film, from the cut of Snow White’s dress to the Huntsman’s alcoholism, is hacked out of a book of stereotypes with pages as rigid as cardboard. Be that as it may, the film is as I began saying, adequately satisfying. So, if you have nothing better to do this weekend, if you want to torment your significant other, or if you’ve seen Thor and The Avengers and just can’t get enough of Chris Hemsworth’s biceps, then this is the movie for you. Then you too can experience the feeling every recovering alcoholic has when he drink’s O’doul’s, every ex-cigarette smoker when he chews Nicorette, and every New Yorker when he eats chain pizza – I got what’s on the label, but there’s something missing.

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