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Morrisville State College • April 2012• vol. XLII • no. 6

Inside Campus

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Opinion

Galen Morehead elected 2012-13 SGO President Wendy Vair, ‘12 Co-Managing Editor The Election Advocacy Panel Committee announced in a campuswide e-mail on April 8 that the Student Government Organization presidential tie has been broken. Criminal justice student Galen Morehead has been elected SGO president for the 2012-2013 academic year. Morehead said he is “glad it’s over and someone’s finally won.” Morehead’s goals for his year in office, as of now, are to work on allowing students to use more than three meal plans a day, going on better MAX bus trips and working on improving campus safety. Morehead received 121 votes and human performance and health promotion student Sabrina Johnson received 88 votes. There were 24 write in votes and five no votes. Morehead said it was “a lot harder to get people to come out the second time,” but he is “excited” for next year. Johnson said she would not be pursuing an appointed position on

Vice President

Nicholas Feidt Photo by Amanda Jones

Criminal justice student Galen Morehead was declared SGO President after the April 17 Run-off election. Improving campus safety and expanding the MAX bus trips are two items on his agenda. Photo by Amanda Jones, ‘14 | Staff Photographer

the executive board. “I will not be seeking an appointed position next year, I feel that my place is in the assembly.” The vice-president elect is Nicholas Feidt, an agriculture science student, and natural resources conservation student Casey Callahan was elected director of budgets.

The executive board positions of secretary, director of public relations and Campus Activity Board chairperson are appointed positions, and were determined by the current executive board Wednesday night. The names of the appointed were not known at the time of publication.

Director of Budgets

Casey Callahan Photo by Amanda Jones

College unveils Equine Rehabilitation Center Briana Foisia, ‘13 Online Co-Editor

Student expresses discontent with task to get graduation outside see story on page 2

Lifestyle

Pop singer Dev will headliner singer at this weekend’s April 27 Spring Jam Concert see story on page 8

“It goes above and beyond my expectations,” Bill Maddison, the man who envisioned the equine rehabilitation center over 10 years ago said. “The original concept was something to condition race horses besides on a frozen track.” Maddison is also an emeritus equine professor in Morrisville State College’s racing program. On April 13, the MSC Equine Rehabilitation Center was officially opened. The ceremony started at 3 p.m. The new facility is located on 103 acres of land west of MSC on Route 20. After the speeches came the demonstrations. First was the equine swim. For this demonstration Cassie Clark, an equine student at MSC, led Preety Lopin Machine, “Purdie,” into the 14 ft indoor pool. Purdie was diagnosed with lameness in her front feet and right hind stifle joint. Her lameness’ prohibited her from being used in the MSC western riding program. She has been one of

the first horses to benefit from the new facility. The second demonstration was done in the “aquatred”, a large aboveground treadmill filled with water. The aquatred is used to exercise horses so they don’t have to put their full body weight on injured legs, tendons or joints. For this demonstration Herbie, a thoroughbred in the MSC racing program, was led into the aquatread by MSC equine student Christie Carlson. Herbie was a riding horse but had lameness issues in his back hind leg. Since he started his rehabilitation program he has strengthened his leg muscles and is doing much better. Karin Kohl, the manager at the MSCERC said that she was pleased at how well attended the event was. “The demonstrations went really well,” Kohl said. “The students did really well explaining the therapeutic modalities.” “It’s amazing,” said Mike Bednarek, the assistant manager at the MSCERC. “Some of the horses have improved tremendously.”

Friends of Morrisville State College participated in the ribbon cutting for the MSC Equine Rehabilitation Center during the open house on April 13. Photo by Briana Foisia, ‘13 | Online Co-Editor

Kohl said that the horses that started a therapy program have increased muscle mass, and their pain levels have decreased. “We’ve been able to decrease the pain medications that are given, and the horses have shown physical improvements as well,” she said. Other forms of therapy that

have been incorporated into the MSCERC, is a cold salt-water spa, solariums, laser therapy and therapeutic ultrasound. “This facility separates us, in yet another degree, from other colleges across the northeast,” Maddison said. ~ story continued on page 10 ~


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Nicole Williams, ‘12 Staff Reporter Guilty until proven innocent. Has public opinion changed America’s principles in our justice system? The Trayvon Martin case certainly has people asking themselves this. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old black teen, on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. The 28-year-old Zimmerman, whose father is white and whose mother is Hispanic, said the teenager attacked him. Martin’s family argued Zimmerman was the aggressor. Almost a month after Martin’s death, with weeks of protests and petitions going on, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi appointed special prosecutor Angela Corey to investigate the shooting death of Martin,

removing the state attorney who had been considering the case on March 22. Zimmerman was not arrested for weeks which caused numerous public demonstrations across the nation. “We do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition,” Corey said in a press release. On April 10, Zimmerman’s lawyers withdrew themselves from the case due to lack of communication with their client. “He is troubled by everything that has happened. I cannot imagine living in George Zimmerman’s shoes for the past number of weeks. Because he has been at the focus of a lot of anger, and maybe confusion and maybe some hatred and that has to be difficult, I’m expecting a lot of work and hopefully justice in the end,” Zimmerman’s new lawyer, Mark O’Mara, said to the press. On April 11, Zimmer man was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Martin. CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford explained why second-degree murder was the charge, “Second degree murder doesn’t have the premeditation. So you’re not intending to kill someone. You may have intended to hurt them badly and they die as a result. But it’s the absence of that premeditation that drops it down a notch.” Due to a conflict of interest, on April

17 Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler removed herself from the Trayvon Martin case, as a result of Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara filing for her to step down. Judge Kenneth M. Lester Jr. is now presiding over the case, the Associated Press reports. “In the interest of the public safety of the citizens of Seminole County and to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest, I would respectfully request the executive assignment of another state attorney for the investigation and any prosecution arising from the circumstances surrounding the death of Trayvon B. Martin,” Zimmerman’s defense team wrote. A task force headed by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll was created to review Florida’s 2005 “stand your ground” law, which allows people to use deadly force if they think their lives or others’ are in imminent danger or they face “great bodily harm.” Whether or not he is found innocent or guilty, this man has lost his ability to live his life as George Zimmerman. The life he once knew died the night this investigation started. Media has played a large role in the development of this case. It’s an individual’s perception that determines if this helps justice or not.

But it should be considered that it wasn’t until weeks of media coverage and public outcry for justice, that a special prosecutor was assigned to the Martin case. People want justice, but what is justice in a case like this? A case when the actions of both Zimmerman and Martin are in question. Some people feel the media should limit what they portray and how things are covered, but in this situation, if there was no attention given to this case, would the outcome be the same? One of the unanswered questions CNN is asking is whether at some point in the confrontation, Martin gained the upper hand, leading Zimmerman to reasonably fear for his life and to stand his ground and fire his weapon. People should remember, as of right now, the only facts are a boy died because another man shot him, whether or not it was in defense is for the court system to decide. Zimmerman’s bail was set at $150,000 on April 23 and he is now free and awaiting trial. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty, and is claiming self-defense, he is also waiving his right to appear at his arraignment which is scheduled for May 8. This article was written April 24, more information may be available now.

ations that are important to the students and the assembly, which is usually shared services. When he came the last time I did not expect him to give the graduating students the impossible task of having every graduating senior and their parents agree to have graduation outdoors. As a

student, I feel like this is an insult to my intelligence and that I am just being set up for failure. It is an impossible task and it makes me wonder why he didn’t say no instead of setting his students up for failure. I do not think this is right. This year when graduation was announced as being in the Rec Center, with no option or chance of an outdoor graduation, a few graduating students were upset. One student felt like she needed to do something about it. A few weeks ago Katie Collins, a journalism student set to graduate, started a petition. It was Katie’s goal to have an outdoor option to graduation. Katie spent hours upon hours in the last weeks getting graduating students to sign her petition. She explained the situation, her position, made sure that the individual was graduating, and then asked them if they would like to sign her petition. She submitted her petition with 120 signatures. On April 12, Officer in Charge Yeigh went to the Student Government meeting. He confirmed that 120 graduating students signed the petition and then gave his point of view. Yeigh told the SGO Assembly that graduation takes three days to set up, so it is not easily broken down and moved if the weather is not acceptable. Yeigh said that the only way that he would agree to having it outdoors is if everyone is okay with having it in any kind of weather. He said that all the graduating seniors had to agree with

having it outdoors. Not only did all the graduating seniors have to be okay with having it outdoors, but all of the people that the graduating students were going to give their tickets to had to agree also. Alumni also stepped forward about the issue. “I speak for myself as an alumni of Morrisville, not for Morrisville State College,” an alumni told me when I discussed the issue with them. “Nothing in life is 100 percent, and that is what he is asking for. This task is something that is impossible.” Many students agree that this is an insult to their intelligence, and they feel like it is an impossible task. “This is ridiculous and 100 percent impossible,” Megan Brandt, a dairy science student, stated. She did want the option of having it outdoors, but she was more upset over the idea of being given an impossible task. Rocco Cannata agreed. “Some people’s families live in New York City,” he said. Other students did not mind that it was indoors, but they felt like being set up for failure was a disappointment. Although I understand why Yeigh said no, I do not understand why he would set forth such an impossible task for the students. I do not agree with the way he went about this. Not only is this an insult to our intelligence, but also our maturity level. I think we are college students who can hear the word no, not college students who need to be given the run around.

Yeigh’s impossible task for MSC’s graduating seniors Scott Turner, ‘12 Liberal Arts & Humanities

When Doctor Yeigh came to SGO the other day, I expected it to be like all the other times he has come to SGO. He comes and discusses issues and situ-

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Hydrofracking endangers the environment by producing toxins Matt Johnston, ‘12 Staff Reporter

In the race for new sources of energy, the harnessing of natural gas has become a lucrative option. But the modern method of extracting gas, hydraulic fracturing or “hydrofracking,” is a danger to the environment and our drinking water. Experts estimate that North America has a sizeable reserve of natural gas contained below its surface. There are large shale basins throughout the continent that contain trillions of cubic feet of natural gas. Natural gas can be used to heat buildings, create electricity and can be converted into fuel for vehicles. There is great potential to reduce America’s dependency on foreign oil imports by making use of this alternative energy source.

Hydrofracking involves releasing the natural gas contained within the earth by driving pressurized water and sand into the ground to break it open. Natural gas is considered a cleaner energy source than burning coal or oil, but hydrofracking makes it far from being completely clean. The water used to break open natural gas veins is treated with harmful chemicals designed to increase the efficiency of the process. After serving its purpose, only 60 percent of the chemically-infused water is recovered, while the rest seeps into the earth and can potentially contaminate ground water. In addition, hydrofracking sites produce up to one million gallons of wastewater full of toxic material and carcinogens. The wastewater is dumped in pools where it evaporates and pollutes the air and is transported to sewage facilities that

are often too small and not equipped to handle industriallevel waste. Some of the chemicals that make up hydrofracking fluid include diesel fuel, biocides, hydrochloric acid and benzene. Many of these chemicals are toxic, and only small amounts are required to contaminate bodies of water. Benzene is a known carcinogen that can be toxic at an exposure level of only parts per trillion. Gas companies began using the hydrofracking technique in the early 1990s. Hydrofracking wells have since been built in 34 states. People living in the vicinity of hydrofracking wells have reported their tap water becoming fizzy and changing color. Communities have experienced mass sickness shortly after the construction of wells. Citizens of Dimock, Pa., were plagued with nausea after Cabot

Oil and Gas drilled over 40 wells in the surrounding area—until they stopped drinking their tap water. In Weld County, Colo., a landowner’s tap ran muddy brown after hydrofracking commenced. Some people have even reported their water becoming flammable and their water lines exploding. Gas companies are currently trying to secure drilling rights for the remainder of the Marcellus Shale Plate, which runs through Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania and ends in central New York. Hydrofracking has not yet been permitted in New York, but this may change in a matter of weeks. Gas companies have leased land for drilling all over New York, including Madison County, and are enjoying a favorable reception in the New York government. Governor Andrew Cuomo is in favor of hydro-

fracking as are many members of the state senate. Last year the state assembly passed a moratorium, meaning a delay, on drilling in New York, but it expires on June 1, after which the state government may decide to let companies start building fracking facilities. In a few months, we could all be bathing in radioactive sludge. Energy is important, but it’s not worth poisoning our groundwater. That’s just common sense. Yet hydrofracking is going on all over our country and it’s about to start in New York. Write a letter to Andrew M. Cuomo Gov. of New YorState, NYS Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12224, our state Assemblyman Bill Magee at 214 Farrier Ave., Oneida, NY 13421, and our state Senator David Valesky at 172 State St. LOB Room 311, Albany, NY 12247, for no hydrofracking in NY!

preceded by a back handspring. It will also be considered illegal to combine two skills consecutively that involve bounding or twisting. “One of the primary concerns related to the negative impact of the increased focus on elite tumbling skills,” Chadwick said in the e-mail. “Most programs report an increase in the number and severity of injuries as the tumbling skills become more difficult. The focus on elite tumbling also restricts the growth of the sport because it limits the type of athletes who can compete.” In cheerleading the goal is to improve the skills of the athlete and then raise the level of those skills when they are ready. These upper-level teams have worked hard to improve their skills and have earned their spot. It is important to realize that in sports like football and lacrosse, they are not changing the rules to make it easier for others to compete. This is only opening the door to the possibility of more limitations for cheerleading in the future. Safety is the number one reason for these changes, but how can cheerleaders be taken seriously if they are not pushing themselves to their full potential? For many athletes, this is taking away all the hard work and dedication it took to acquire these skills, but maybe the coaches are to blame for these new rules.

“I feel for the teams with excellent coaching and athletes who know how to appropriately train and progressively work up their skill with minimal injuries, they work hard for those skills and if they can do them then they should be able to, but it all boils down to the coaches and gym owners really,” said all-star cheerleader Sara Littler. It’s the coaches who aren’t knowledgeable in teaching harder tricks and push too hard before an athlete is 100 percent ready.” Some see the rules as a limitation on some athletes that would never be made for others. “Are you serious? Should we ban dunking and three point shooting from hoops as well? You are ridiculous,” posted reader Brett Hartvigson on the Web site’s comment section. Several changes have been made to address the issue of age in different levels of competition. Most surprising is the decision to mandate all participants in an open division must be at least 17 years old to compete. This eliminates the international open level five teams that used to be 14 and up. Several other divisions have been terminated like mini-level three and youth-level five restricted. Instead the rules for youth-level five have been changed to not allow double fulls, kick doubles in baskets, and braced flips are not allowed to twist. The maximum age on

these teams has also been raised to 12, and there will be no more separation between co-ed junior level three or four teams and their all-girl counterparts. Participants on a senior team level one to four or five restricted must be 10 years old. It is clearly much easier to throw 90 pound girls who are 14 with bases who are over 17 years old and have much more experience. This will level the playing field for all divisions and also make it safer for these younger participants. With all of these changes there is one that seems to be agreed upon across the board, and that is new image etiquette guidelines. Uniforms that show the stomach of the cheerleader will only be allowed at the senior level. Skirts must completely cover the hip and fall at least one inch below the briefs for all divisions and shorts must have at least a two inch inseam. Cheerleaders who are wearing the half top uniforms must wear a t-shirt or other cover-up over their uniform unless they are on the warm up floor or performing. Makeup needs to be related to the uniform and be age appropriate. No rhinestones are allowed on the face, and hair bows should be appropriate in size, no more than three inches in width. This section of changes has received the most positive feedback from cheerleaders and

coaches. It has been obvious for years that children should not be wearing provocative uniforms that show too much skin. These uniforms should also not be used to show off the bodies of older cheerleaders either. To be serious athletes they need to act like it, dress professionally and appropriately for their age. It is clear that teams are not happy with some of the changes and there have even been Internet threats about boycotting worlds. “All teams should come together right before worlds and not show up. Once Jim Chadwick sees how much money it cost the USASF then I bet you it will go back to normal,” posted Edwind Molina. There were several posts supporting this idea and adding to a plan to petition against specific sections of the new rules. Although there isn’t much debate about uniform regulations there is a lot of anger directed at the tumbling limitations. The biggest fear is whether or not this will lead to more limitations next year. How can cheerleaders be taken seriously as athletes if they are not allowed to perform to the best of their ability? Instead of taking it out on the athletes who have worked hard to learn the tricks, maybe there should be some rules to insure that coaches are properly educated for their position.

U.S. All-Star Federation shakes up competitive cheerleading Marissa Felker, ‘12 Sports Co-Editor

The U.S. All-Star Federation is shaking up the competitive cheerleading world with some drastic rule changes for the 2012-2013 season. Teams are battling about whether these new rules actually help or hurt cheerleading teams. “During our March 28 board meeting conference call, a joint presentation of CHEERSPORT, JamBrands and Varsity, with an endorsement from Cheer Limited, was made to the board that stated they believe immediate action was needed for the long term interest of all-star cheer and its athletes,” said Jim Chadwick, USASF president, in an e-mail to organization members posted on the “Inside Cheerleading” magazine Web site. “The proposal was the result of analyzing their own internal data relating to these issues as well as extensive discussions with gym owners, coaches, athletes and parents.” USASF has decided to restrict the tumbling of teams by eliminating standing single and double fulls. A standing full consists of two backward flips with a rotation in the first. In order to be considered a standing tumbling skill, there must be no alternate skill or running before the full is performed. A double full will only be allowed with running tumbling and must be


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IFSEA conference helps students learn from first-hand experience Alysha Jones, ‘13 Staff Reporter “I have gained a lot out of being a part of IFSEA,” says the president and a resort and recreation student, Elise Rhinehart. The International Foodservice Executives Association has been around for 100 years and their mission, stated on their Web site “is to enhance the careers of our members through professional and personal growth.” Between March 28 and April 2, the IFSEA members attended the annual Conference and trade Show in San Diego, Cali. The five days were busy for the students as they attended educational seminars, met professionals, and volunteered their time at the trade show. Dr. Joan Johnson, a hospitality management professor at MSC, has been a part of IFSEA for more than 20 years. She has served as the International Director, International Student Chair, Director of the

Eight of the 13 students who attended the IFSEA Conference and trade show in San Diego pose for a quick photo before beginning their volunteer work and seminars. From left to right: Kenny Brown, a restaurant management student; Elise Rhinehart, Loriann Kompare, Sarah Byrne, all resort and recreation students; Sarah Hubbard, an entrepreneurship student; Alanna Stein, a resort and recreation student; Alysha Jones, a restraunt management student; and Mike DeCoste, an information technology management student. Photo courtesy of Mike LaCroce

Syracuse branch and is still the advisor to the MSC’s IFSEA. Johnson says she encourages her students to join IFSEA

because she believes it can lead them to jobs, scholarships, or certifications in the hospitality field.

“The conference gives students a chance to learn by helping with the trade show, getting a chance to travel first hand,

try new foods and see different cultures,” says Anthony Lupino, who owns an Italian restaurant in New Hartford called Tony Lupino’s Bella Cucina and is a five year member of IFSEA. Mike LaCroce is an alumnus of MSC and the treasurer of IFSEA’s Syracuse branch. He has attended conferences in Denver, Atlanta, Reno, Chicago and San Diego and says each has a different way of setting up for a big event and students can gain knowledge by attending. “Attending a conference is like an open experience,” says Kompare, a resort and recreation student. Johnson would like to give “a huge thank you” to SGO for helping make the trip to the San Diego Conference possible. Alanna Stein, a resort and recreation student, is the treasurer and says the trip wouldn’t have been possible without SGO, that matched the group’s fundraising of $5,000. Sarah Hubbard, an entrepreneurship student and member of IFSEA, took a test through ~continued on page 10~

Students relieve college stress through massage therapy clinic Jessica Reed, ‘15 Staff Reporter

Massage helps create a “healthier you,” said Lorie Pearsall, a senior of the massage therapy program at MSC. She says massage therapy can help with sleep, making it “more peaceful,” and it can reduce pain and give you more movement. MSC also has a massage clinic that is open to students and the public on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They also have other hours available by appointment. “There are many forms of massage that can offer a variety of therapeutic benefits. Massage can help relax tight and painful muscles, improve range of motion in the joints, enhance circulation and lower stress levels,” said Lori Newell in her article, “How does Massage Therapy Reduce Stress?” on livestrong.com. “Chronic stress releases cytokines and C-reactive protein in your body – dangerous molecules that cause inflammation and put you at greater risk for developing arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and other

Students can schedule their own private therapy sessions with MSC massage therapy students. Here, massage therapy Student Brittany Rose ‘13 performs a western table massage on Felicia Starks ‘13, during their lab hour. Photo by Naomi Carter, ‘15 | Staff Photographer

chronic diseases,” said assistant clinical professor of medicine at Duke Integrative Medicine Evangeline Lausier, who was quoted by Chee Gates in “How to Relieve Stress Naturally” on fitnessmagazine.com. Gates’ article said that while concentrating on relieving your stress, it is recommended that you first start with calming your mind. Although there are many different types of massages they normally have one thing in common: the playing of some sort of music. Whether it is animal sounds, rain sounds, or a calm flute in the distance; there is almost always some form of music in the background meant to calm your mind. Jennifer Kemp, the massage therapy assistant professor, said the clinic offers two forms of massages, an eastern massage and a western massage. Both are different, Kemp explained. The eastern massage is given on a mat while the western massage is given on a table. The eastern focuses on stretching the limbs and focuses on specific pressure points. The western is the massage that focuses on loosening up muscles and releasing toxins that might have built up.

Kemp said it “makes you feel taller” because of the stretching of muscles. Filicia Starks, a massage therapy student, received a western style massage from the clinic on campus. She said that it definitely helps with stress. “It’s nice to have a clinic here,” Starks said. She said it gives her some time to relax. Nicholas Doyle, a liberal arts student, also received a western style massage. He said that the massage was “relaxing beyond belief ” and that it helped relieve his stress. “Without a doubt. I felt like I was in a care-free place without the stress of school.” He also said that the price was reasonable. “That 15 bucks you spend can make you less stressed and more relaxed,” he said. According to Kemp, all massages offered through the clinic are “safe and secure.” Each massage therapist is a senior in the program and is very “respectful of boundaries.” The clinic follows all health care regulations. “People say we have the best job,” said Kemp. “It allows us to change the world one person at a time.”


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Third annual Zumbathon held to raise money for American Cancer Society Lavanda Smith, ‘15 Staff Reporter

Last Friday was the third annual “Chorks and Cookies” theme Zumbathon® held by Cory Sawyer to raise money for the American Cancer Society of central New York. Zumba® is a Latin dance, inspired to be a healthy form of fitness. It combines dance and aerobic elements in what is described as fun and good exercise. Zumba® incorporates many different music genres with high tempos. Sawyer said last year she raised over $1,500 which was $300 more money than the first year having the Zumbathon®. This year the Zumbathon® only raised $700. The Zumbathon® was held at Madison Hall, at Morrisville State College. Although Sawyer wasn’t able to raise as much as she wished and planned to, they had fun and she still made enough to help out someone. She believes there were multiple factors such as the

Zumba instructor Corey Sawyer leads a class in Madison Hall during the 2012 Zumbathon®. This is Sawyer’s third year running Zumbathon® in Morrisville. The event raised $700 for the American Cancer Society of Central New York. Photo courtesy of Autumn Nowey Photography

poor economy and the day of the week it was held. “Because of the economy people don’t have much to give.” Sawyer knows that the money she raises isn’t enough to help find a cure for cancer

but it’s enough to help families in different ways. She says the money can be put towards transportation for people who don’t have ways to get to their chemotherapy, or even just wigs for women who lost all

their hair due to treatment. “I want the big money to go to research,” said Sawyer. T he Zumbathon® was organized to help benefit the American Cancer Society, and all money earned will go to the

Central New York Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Any little bit counts. “I lost a lot of family members to cancer,” Sawyer said. Sawyer said Zumba® is a lot of fun and a lot of people are fans of Zumba®, so why not come out and have fun for a great cause. The Zumbathon® held a raffle, and had a happy hour at the end which provided wine cookies, and healthy snacks. Over 20 prizes were given out. Although Sawyer organized this event on her own, she had more than enough help; four other instructors accompanied her to make sure everyone was having fun. “This is something I am passionate about,” says Sawyer. “As you get older you tend to think about the American Cancer Society, maybe because I lost a lot of people to cancer but when you’re young, it’s like your bullet proof.” Sawyer plans to have a Zumbathon® every year for as long as possible, and hopes for the best.

Grad Finale prompts good turnout offering last-minute graduation needs Mollie Cater, ‘14 Campus News Co-Editor

The second annual Morrisville State College Grad Finale was held Tuesday, April 17, in Hamilton Hall gym. At the Grad Finale, students were able to tie up their last-minute graduation needs. They were able to pick up their commencement tickets, pick up or purchase their cap and gown, purchase personalized diploma frames, school rings, and graduation announcements. Students could also sign a banner for the class of 2012. Students were also able to get their senior photos taken by Classic Photography. There was no sitting charge, and students were able to decide later if they wanted to purchase the packages. “It’s a nice send-off to the seniors,” said Tom King, director of the campus store. The idea for hosting a Grad Finale at MSC came from King visiting other schools, including SUNY Oswego, who also holds them at the end of the school year. He said he wants to make sure that the school does “anything we

can do to make it a fun day” for graduating students.There were tables set up by Public Relations, Financial Aid and Career Services. Heather Hawkins, career counselor at MSC, said it is easier to have everything the seniors need in one place. The Career Ser vices table provided information on writing resumes, cover letters and interview tips. Students were informed about the graduate survey, a mandatory survey that seniors take before they graduate.

Arbai O' Ramanzani '12, who will graduate from individual studies, gets ready for her graduate picture during the Grad Finale. Photo by Naomi Carter, ‘15 | Staff Photographer

The Grad Finale was catered by dining services at MSC. This included a dinner for seniors after the event. Seniors could bring three guestswhich was not an option last year, King said. WCVM was also provied music and raffled off prizes. Other sponsors of the Grad Finale included Shop 24, Hershey’s, Hood, Oneida Savings Bank, Sysco, Johnston Paper, Lenovo, F & T Distributing, Chobani, Purdy Foods, and Next Generation Vending.

In honor of this year’s commencement speaker Hamadi Ulukaya, founder of the Chobani yogurt company, the public relations department gave out free samples of Chobani yogurt to seniors at grad finale. Photo by Wendy Vair, ‘12 | Co-Managing Editor


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Annual Community Poetry Contest The following poems were judges’ picks in the annual Liberal Arts Community Poetry Contest. The winning poem, top left, was written by Nancy Heiss. The poem was announced and read at the Liberal Arts Tea on April 10. Poems are submitted every year by students, faculty and staff.

Poetry Contest Winner Blood of my own In memory of Susana Chavez I spent five years trying to learn your language But nothing in my studies prepared me for this Ni una muerta mas A prayer that goes unanswered Not one more dead A promise we cannot keep For you are gone Murdered Muerta Mute And here I am, north of the border Mumbling words I will never understand And already know by heart Nancy Heiss MAY 28TH RECAP A front row view of the months when we became strangers bashed my tinted windows and revealed the things I had forgotten; things I treasured without question like the crooked curve in your smile from which crooked teeth peek and gleam with genuine passion that cannot be defeated by anything but your own flaws; and you finish the performance with the sickness that glazed my eyes in the first place. And I almost wanted to tell you that I’m sorry. Sara Hogarth

The Groove A groove is a grave – yet not so deep, The rut to which our footsteps keep. Nary will we weave off course, Never to be pushed by force, We’re scared to take a leap. A groove is a grave – too hard to break. Follow the path you’re bound to take. Do not look left or right, Hide possibilities from your sight. Choices are no longer yours to make. A groove is a grave – inevitable end? Will won’t be broken – won’t even bend. Give into the groove, Make no effort to move And resignation is your only friend. Dawn Morton-Miller

Illegal Illegal, That is the term branded on my forehead because I am not from lands that were not theirs to begin with, and when slowly accumulated people were only counted by three-fifths. Illegal, Hauled human livestock like cattle across angry deserts and thirsty wetlands that absorb perspiration from the desperate like it’s the only form of condensation. Illegal, Was what Columbus did in 1492 but he gets a national holiday, Yet it didn’t stop them from uprooting and transporting humans from Saturday to Saturday, The Middle Passage, branded hot metal on tough skin and when got out of line chained them, and threw them overboard, So the shark population increased, in and out of water because the worst of the sharks walked on two feet… And it’s illegal To touch a woman without her permission, yet the white master went in with his pale pole and rammed up the womb that would later produce mulatto, Much like our president who is visually black but has all his white visible in the federal bureau. Illegal, Aliens is what they call us, But last I checked I was born on this planet, yet hold the significance of a maggot because the apple I crawled out of was rotten. Yet when it’s time to make money they throw us in the blender and make applesauce and turn the other cheek, While the same people against immigration employ the non-documented and this government is weak, And this government is weak, Because they can’t handle the truth of the people and try to censor when we speak. Illegal, When they threw dogs on us that ripped through our flesh and hoses that tore through our human barricades, And handed us chump change after hours of labor and called it human aide. It was illegal, For you to know how to read and write if you were of a darker shade, As it is now to know that skill and not feel that it’s a privilege, because the babies of ancient time would give their right hand to learn that trade, And sometimes it wasn’t an option, When thieves would take adolescents to dig in their mines through false labeled adoption, Yet it’s not illegal for us to rock those diamonds with caution, that while we give our left arm to afford it, someone did it literally, Illegal, For the U.S. to be such a wealthy country and still have children in poverty, Preach that we want a better future for the young and all they’re exposed to is bigotry. And it’s illegal to chain ourselves to the doors of democracy, But we do it anyway, because we care enough to find that chance to be free. And while some may think it’s illegal to listen to me, I say it’s illegal to not educate the people on our side of history.

My Father the Hitman

Adilka Pimentel

My Father the Hitman, Shot a Man Twice Took us to Church on Sunday My Father the Hitman, Threw the Body in the Ocean We Later Went Fishing that Day My Father the Hitman, Was taken in for Questioning We did not see him till Monday My Father the Hitman, Sentenced on Thursday, his Birthday We have no other Options Now My Mother the Hitman, Shot a Man Twice Josh Judd


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Levinsohn inspires students

Cartoon by Joshua Risley, ‘15 Staff Cartoonist

~continued from page 9~ Levinsohn likes to walk a lot, go to sports games, loves to visit the city and to visit Florida. He enjoys traveling, reading children books, and music; he goes to concerts with his daughter. He is also a very family-oriented man. Levinsohn enjoys the company of teenagers because he finds them interesting. “Oh, he loves kids, you should see him with them,” said Roxanna Pisiack, professor of liberal arts and sciences. “He doesn’t treat them like kids, he speaks to them like they are adults.” His wife adds,“He is an incredible father and he loves kids. Even if it’s my niece or nephew, they don’t call me, they call him.” She also said that he’s a really good listener and people don’t really value that; he pays attention and listens well. Levinsohn also loves to go to the ocean and visit Europe. He’s not afraid of travel and is sort of a risk taker; he gets off on danger. “If I was gonna die, I woulda died in my 20s. I did a lot of high risk activities during those years,” he said. The most significant moments in Levinsohn’s life were meeting Colleen, having Hannah, and learning about Italian values. He’s a Jewish man, but his wife is Italian Roman Catholic. Levinsohn’s parents never really practiced Judaism so he didn’t grow up religiously. He also adds that he isn’t really a religious man because “institutions cause you to be just like the institution.” Another significant moment in his life was bicycling cross-county at age 19; it took him three years to gain confidence, and going on that journey changed his life in the most influential way. Ten years into his career at MSC, Levinsohn received the Distinguished Teaching Award, which is an award that recognizes great teachers. “I was one of the faculty members that nominated him for that award,” said Pisiak. “He deserved it. I know that this is going to sound so cliché` and so hallmark ,but he really cares about students and isn’t jaded or cynical.” There isn’t too much that annoys Levinsohn, but the things that actually do annoy him are

relevant to his personality. Selfishness annoys him because “It’s not why we are here. We aren’t here for us. We are here for other people. That’s my religion; that you make the world a better place by doing good deeds.” He just wants everyone to have a good time. Another factor that annoys him is when people aren’t fair and are aggressive. He doesn’t like violence and does not like mean people. He also believes that parents should take a test before having children, and that people don’t know how to deal with frustration. “Even the dumbest human beings are brilliant. You shouldn’t dumb yourself down by not being able to control your emotions,” he said. Values that matter to him are social justice; how people treat each other and the ideal ways to live. He is an idealist. War, slavery and women’s issues are very important to him because they all have something to do with social justice. He believes that American women have tremendous opportunities and that they should jump on it. When asked about the “what ifs” of not making it in life, he said, “You have to be willing to fail. Most of life is failure and learning how to fail.” When asked who his heroes are he said that he doesn’t idolize people. “Once you make someone a hero, they disappoint you. They are just people, you are fooling yourself if you think otherwise.” A typical day for Levinsohn is work. He works six days a week and 10 hours a day. He doesn’t really have a lot of free time, but when he does get free time he hikes and goes on walks. He wants to remain healthy and although he isn’t a vegetarian his wife is. In Levinsohn’s younger years he was friendly, but very shy. He was afraid to make mistakes and was just formally quiet. He was also shy because he felt as though he had nothing to say, and then he realize that it’s not what you say, but how you say it. “I used to be more outgoing than him; he didn’t think that he was very smart, but he was indeed amazing,” Colleen said. Today, many describe him as a very kind, energetic, active, generous and intellectual man.


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Aston Lee, ‘12 Lifestyle Editor

“If God himself came and told me I wouldn’t make it with music, I’d continue to write. Now that I do music, I understand why people call it life,” Crazie Nick says. Nicholas Williams, also known as Crazie Nick, is a junior in business administration at Morrisville State College. When he is not overwhelmed with his studies, he makes time for what he considers his “prime passion,” music. Williams is a diverse-musician, but most of his music appeals to the dance-hall reggae culture. He hails from Queens, N.Y., where he lives with his father, who is also a musician. Williams was born and raised in St. Ann’s, Jamaica, where he first discovered music. He recalls listening to some of his favorite artists at age nine, reading, writing and reciting their lyrics. Since then, music has become much more to Williams; he says he sees it as a way to outsource his experiences as well as others’. Williams adopted the name “Crazie Nick” in high school. Initially, he went by the name Crazie Jim, until his father asked him “Why do they call you Jim, yet your name is Nick?” The name Crazie Jim came from a local ice cream truck that went around his neighborhood when he was a child; the name didn’t have much relevance to Williams, but his friends thought it was funny, and “crazie” seemed appropriate.

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Williams was known as a fighter as a youngster. “I fought for anyone growing up, even if I didn’t know them,” he says, “as long as they were right, I would fight.” Ever since then, he has “owned” the term “crazie.” “‘Crazy’ isn’t a mental state for me. In Jamaica, we used it as a measure of quantity,” he says. As an artist, Williams says he feels that he has all the elements and variety he needs to be successful. The one area in which he says he hopes to improve on is stage presence while performing; he says engaging the audience and developing a strong stage presence is key to a performance. “Nicholas and Crazie Nick are two different people,” he says. “When doing music, my personality changes; I’m more outgoing and outspoken, while Nicholas is laid back and calm. With music, you have to be a little crazy.” Williams’ biggest influences are his dad and dance hall artist Vybz Kartel. “My dad introduced me to music; it’s something I was always around growing up,” he says. Williams says he remembers when he was younger his father would take him to parties and barbeques where he would watch his father DJ. The women in his family would sing and the males would play instruments and DJ. Another big influence for Williams is his mother. “At first my mother wasn’t so supportive of my music,” he says. “She wanted me to focus on school; now she wants to hear my music, and she supports it.” Williams says

when he felt the lyrics were too explicit, he would tell her the song wasn’t finished. This worked until his friends would purposely leak the songs to her. “Even after they leaked the songs to her, she’d support me,” he says. “She’d tell me it was good, but that I should use less explicit lyrics.” Williams wrote his first song when he was 13; it took him over six hours. At age 16, his father took him to his first studio session at Don One studio in Brooklyn. “The session never happened,” he says, “I was too nervous.” A year later, Williams started venturing off on his own. He would sing and DJ in high school, gaining popularity among friends and classmates. “Often times instead of taking notes, I’d find myself writing music in my notebook,” he says. Williams has outgrown the fighter he was as a child and the shy, nervous wreck he was as a teenager, and is now a more calm and expressive person as a young man. Many of his songs feature females, while others are on a variety of topics; the songs he has been focusing on most lately are based on experiences, both his and those that surround him. Williams’ first live performance was at a talent show during his sophomore year. “I didn’t know what to expect at first, but as I went on performing and saw the crowd’s reaction, I got much more into the performance,” he says. “At one point, I couldn’t even hear myself.” On April 6, Williams re-

leased his first 15-track mixtape, titled “The Warning.” Williams says when a person hears the title, they assume it has some gangster connotation. He says it is a warning to fans, opponents and prospective employers that this mixtape consists of versatility and uniqueness. “The warning is for everyone; you just don’t know what to expect.” The mix-tape has 15 tracks and a bonus track. It is quite diverse and carefully put together. Some songs to look out for include “Life,” “Real vs. Fake Friends,” and “Dead.” The track “Life” is about the many struggles an individual may face. It also gets into crime, negative situations leading to negative outcomes and magnifies the issues in society that hold back those who strive for success, but always seem to fall short. “Real vs. Fake Friends” is dedicated to distinguishing characteristics of individuals

who call themselves friends. Williams starts off with a voice note saying “real vs. fake friends: know which ones you have, know which ones you keep.” He g oes into the first verse singing, “it’s funny how some men call themselves real friends, but at the same time they’re causing you problems; you have to know who are your friends and who aren’t your friends, and you have to know your good friends from your bad friends.” Williams says for now, music is just a “hobby” until he finishes school. After school, he plans to pursue it more passionately. If his career as an artist doesn’t work out, he says he would enjoy producing. Williams currently selfpromotes via Facebook and Instagram. Download his mixtape “The Warning” at www. hotnewhiphop.com, or check out his music page at www. facebook.com/Crazienick1010.

dance to comedy shows to other rappers. He said that if the students of CAB decided to stay on the concert route, they wanted to explore different genres of music. Finally, a decision was made. Pop artist Dev is going to perform for this year’s Spring Concert on Friday, April 27, along with saxophonist Matt Corey and MSC’s own rapper August-Hill, who’s song “Welcome to the Ville” has been featured at several MSC events this year. Dev is an American pop singer. Her most popular works

include her features on Bobby Brackins, “Mobbin’” and “A1.” Also “Booty Bounce,” which many would recognize from Far East Movement’s “Like A G6.” MSC is a stop on her “The Night the Sun Comes Up” CD release tour. At this concert, she will be performing her popular songs along with some exclusive, never before heard tracks off her new CD titled, “The Night the Sun Comes Up.” August-Hill, a senior in business management, has opened for Wale, J.Cole, and Uncle Murda. He will be per-

forming two of his own songs, “Anticipation” and “Made Love,” which features singer Kenny B. from Long Island. “It will bring about a different crowd, and I am anxious,” August-Hill says in reference to being one of the opening acts for Dev. He adds that he delighted that CAB is giving him a 30-minute time frame to perform. Matt Corey is a saxophonist who has been voted several times as campus activities musical act of the year across the nation. He’s opened for artists such as O.A.R., Lil Wayne, Mike

Posner, Maino, and Dave Matthews Band. After last year’s concert, an event like this is now built into the CAB’s budget, said Compton. An additional $7,000 was granted by the Student Government Organization in order to better accommodate the artists. The extra money will cover generator costs, sound, artist refreshments, and other necessities in the artist’s contract. The doors of Hamilton Hall will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the student activities office, $5 for MSC students and $10 for Non-students.

Crazie Nick performs at an MSC talent show. “I didn’t know what to expect at first, but as I went on performing and saw the crowd’s reaction, I got much more into the performance,” he says. Photo by Roxanne Bailey, ‘12 | Associate Lifestyle Editor

C.A.B. releases new updates on 2012 spring jam concert Roxanne Bailey, ‘12 Associate Lifestyle Editor

Last spring, the Campus Activities Board hosted its first hip-hop concert with rapper J.Cole, originally from Fayetteville, N.C. Cole, who is signed to rapper Jay-Z’s record label Roc Nation, came to MSC to perform. CAB also had performances from alumni Famous, D. Green and students Shomari ‘Swift’ Smith and Hilford ‘August-Hill’ Hurst. CAB Chairperson Nathan Compton said the group went through several ideas, from


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Morrisville Fresh gives ag students small-business experience Roxanne Bailey, ‘12 Associate Lifestyle Editor

Morrisville Fresh started out as an idea by students in the classroom of Associate Professor of Agriculture Science Sheila Marshman. It was founded in a class that ag business students are required to take, and turned out to be their greatest project ever. MF’s purpose is to educate ag business students, and to prepare them for the “real world.” It gives students experience and exposes them to what they might experience after college. It is an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in running a small

Logo made by students in the Morrisville Fresh program.

business. The students of MF produce and sell products. They grow heads of lettuce and basil,

they make cheese and ice cream with milk from MSC’s own dairy cows, and they have come up with their own different sauces which can be thrown on a burger, used as dip, or drizzled on ice cream. All of these products are student-made. “These 100 percent Morrisville-made products were ideas that came from the students in ag business. The students would brainstorm ideas and then break them down,” says the administrator of MF, Casey Lindquist. MF has been a part of MSC for a year and a half now, and they are working to get their name out there. Their products are made at Nelson Farms. Nelson Farms

is affiliated with MSC and is located in Cazenovia, N.Y. It provides entrepreneurial agribusiness opportunities for specialty food processors, farmers, growers, and producers. Since MSC is known as a school of Agriculture and Technology, ag business student Gina Hennington is hoping to expose publicity of MSC’s Ag Business program. MF’s own “Road Kill Sauce” recruited Gina into the ag business program. Since tasting the sauce and learning more about how it was made, Gina’s interest in this program increased. MF participates in farm shows and taste testing at market sales. Since students developed these bottled sauces, a required

commission of onedollar is given for every bottle sold. “The excitement of seeing students practically applying what we are teaching in the classroom is overwhelming,” says Betsy Busche, instructional support assistant for ag business. Although it is sometimes difficult to get students involved, MF has gotten better as an organization and is coming together well. Student intern for MF, Stephanie Prescott says she loved working at the Dairy Incubator on campus with Trish and loved the hands-on work. MF products are sold at Nelson Farms, MSC’s campus store, and at rest stops throughout the New York State Thruway.

Alan Levinsohn far more than just your average college professor Roxanne Bailey, ‘12 Associate Lifestyle Editor “Most of life is failure; you have to be willing to fail.” He leaned back in his office chair with a wild smirk on his face; his foot was up on the side of his desk. Alan Levinsohn, a 58-year-old history professor, grew up in Long Island, New York, with his parents and two older sisters. He spent most of his adolescent years working in the South Bronx in the family business, which started off as a clothing and variety store, but ended up becoming a liquor business. The business was in the family from 1887 until 1984, when his dad sold it. Levinsohn wasn’t paid much attention growing up and his dad wasn’t very affectionate. His eldest sister was given the most attention and he was sort of just left to do his own thing. He described his parent’s parenting as very laissez- faire, however, described his childhood as great. He was given a lot of freedom and participated in a lot of activities. Levinsohn describes himself as a little rebellious; he got away with a lot of things and was never caught. As his college life began to unfold he met Colleen, his wife. He attended a college in Plattsburgh, near Montreal because he wanted to get away from home. They met their sophomore year and instantly they knew they were right for each other. He described his wife and himself as opposites. “Opposites attract, but we

share the same values.” They decided to get married senior year and did the deed when they graduated; they were both 22-years-old. He had no regrets and was married in 1976 and had his only child, Hannah, in 1982. Levinsohn describes those years as the best years of his life; he described it as exciting. Parenthood to him was terrific. His daughter Hannah is 29 years old and was married in July 2011. Hannah is very conservative and he is somewhat disappointed that she isn’t a radical. He would have liked a little rebellion from her. Levinsohn first moved to Morrisville, N.Y. because his wife Colleen got a job as a librarian at Morrisville State College. While she was working at MSC, he was attending Colgate University, and getting his master’s in social science education. He was seeking a professional degree in teaching, and he obtained it. He and his new family had no money until the college loans were paid off and that wasn’t until Hannah was eight. It took them 10-15 years to pay off their loans, but it was easier living in Morrisville with a rent as cheap as $150 a month. Most of their money went to cars for traveling to and from work and other daily expenses. Levinsohn decided to major in history because he got the highest grades in it, so he kept taking history classes and eventually began to teach it. Levinsohn taught economics and psychology for five years at Cazenovia College. Shortly

after that, he was granted a full time job at MSC and taught in all social areas. “I was hired because I was unusual,” he said. “I have two degrees in social science; I taught economics, history, psychology, and geography for my first ten years at MSC. I was one of the only professors that was a ‘floater.’ I could teach anything.” Levinsohn taught everything else from the year 1972 until 2002 when he decided to only teach history. His wife Colleen was the first one in her family to attend college and become a professional. She is now a judge in the

village of Morrisville and Eaton. Levinsohn did not want his wife to study law or become a lawyer; he tried to discourage her from doing so. “It’s extremely difficult to live with a lawyer, they are never home because they are working all the time. You become your profession and being a lawyer isn’t a nice profession. See, doctors are kind and nice, judges and lawyers are not,” he said. They have been married for 36 years and are good friends. “People drift apart and we are lucky that we haven’t. Alan can grasp situations very quickly, his thoughts are very much in

Alan Levinsohn poses with his bike. He once rode across the US from Seattle Washington to NYC. Photo courtesy of Alan Levinsohn

depth,” Colleen said. She goes on to describe their differences and how they are able to make those differences work for each other. “He loves teaching, in fact he’s a natural teacher and is a different person when he isn’t teaching. I hate teaching, so it gives me more of an appreciation for him especially because not everyone can teach; he was born to do so.” W h e n L e v i n s o h n wa s younger he wanted to teach because he wanted to help people learn. “What I teach isn’t important; it’s how to help them learn, how to help them be good at school.” He also describes city life. “You have two areas: you have the safe and then you have the violent. Safe was expensive,” he laughs. Money wasn’t important; he learned not to need money. He also traveled a lot without money. He also says that there is no real satisfaction in buying things. One of his biggest struggles in life was that at one point, he could never get a job. He was unemployed from 1975 until 1985. It was not easy for him during those years. Levinsohn has never had to deal with death before. The recent death of his father has became an issue for him. It was a lot more difficult than he expected, however, he kept teaching throughout the healing process. ~ continued on page 7 ~


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Watch for soccer styles from around the world during Summer Olympics

Jafar Eslami, ‘15 Staff Reporter With the summer Olympics just around the corner, it’s time to consider the different styles of play that typify international soccer. Countries differ from each other socially, economically and politically. At the beginning of soccer, and especially in 1863 after the establishment of The Football Association, soccer in England was limited to players driving the ball to the goal to score. It was rare to use passes forward, backward or to the wings; it was thought that it slowed the game down. So the English were playing with one defense player and eight attackers.

With the passage of time, soccer started to evolve significantly multiplying the ideas and diversifying methods for different countries. The result is our present day schools of soccer. There are many schools of soccer, but I am going to talk about the most famous ones, especially those in Europe such as the Italian, English, German and Dutch schools, or the Americas, dubbed the Latin school. When we talk about “The Italian School,” we have a purely defensive soccer, based in the style of organized defense to close spaces in two thirds of the field. This allows rapid transition from defense to offense, using open spaces left by the opponent to score lightning fast goals. The Italian style requires the highest level of physical and mental conditioning for players to maintain an aggressive defense without errors. The Italian school stresses ‘winning ugly.’

The “English School” is one of the oldest schools. It favors attack-style soccer, based on power, speed and passing with a minimal number of touches. It requires playing long balls behind defenders and long crosses. The “German School” is one of the most prevalent in northern Europe. It has the characteristics of balanced defensive and offensive soccer and depends on fierce fighting and organizing to build attacks from the rear with the exploitation of air games in scoring goals. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of this school is high fitness, which is the main factor in applying the method of the German school. The German reputation for building the machinery is matched in its soccer style, which is often called “The German Machines.” And there is the “Dutch School.” It’s a school characterized by offensive soccer based purely on style of con-

structing slow attacks through the exchange of short passes, and the usage of long possessions by spreading out and moving without the ball. The style stresses high pressure on opponents. The Dutch School is considered to be the best school and the most entertaining one. Teams like Barcelona and Arsenal have adopted this style. Finally, there is the “Latin School,” which characterizes offensive soccer, relying on

speed and short passes on the ground. It uses high skills in dribbling or controlling the ball. The most prominent countries that use this school are Brazil, Argentina, Portugal and Mexico. All of these schools are the key reference for any coach to take his own style in compatibly with the capabilities and capacities of his team. Look for these different styles as you watch soccer at the Olympics this summer.

~continued from page 1~ The new facility was built to meet the needs of the racing program, as well as to accommodate the needs of the new equine rehabilitation program. Maddison said that by combining the facility with a sciencebased curriculum the students will be able to enhance their curriculums. Assemblyman William Magee, said the students will benefit greatly from this new facility. “It’s located in ‘Equine Alley,’” said Magee. “It’s a wonderful thing for the area.” “With this facility, you’re not just filling a need,” Senator David Valesky, (D-Oneida), 49th District said. He stated that we are broadening a burgeoning industry in New York State, and by building the rehabilitation center on Route 20 we further cemented Madison County as ‘Equine Alley.’ “The educational benefits are outstanding, and the economic development potential

is unlimited,” Valesky added. Bednarek said that there is a lot of interest in the new program. Upcoming students have started applying for the new academic equine rehabilitation program. Now that the facility is officially open, the public can start bringing their horses in for therapy. The center was built to include the racing program, but Kohl and Bednarek would like to stress the fact that the facility isn’t just for race horses. “It’s for all horses,” said Kohl. “Race horses, show horses and companion animals. It’s for anyone. It’s a collaborative effort among the veterinary professionals in the area.” “I have a lot of confidence in the staff and students,” said Kohl. “Our goal is to model a very high standard of care and prepare students for great opportunities when they leave.” On April 28, the equine rehab center will host an open house from noon till 3:00 p.m.

Equine rehab center

IFSEA goes to California ~continued from page 4~ the seminar to receive her Ser vSafe certificate, which shows she knows how to responsibly handle food and alcohol in a restaurant. Kristen Offringa, a resort and recreation student says she gained knowledge at the trade show. She made connections with industry leaders like her mentor Bev Devanovich, a purchasing agent for the Boomtown Casino Hotel. Devanovich is also the President of IFSEA’s Reno-Tahoe Branch and the Branch Presidents’ Council Chair. Offringa, along with three other students, brought home a scholorship.

The Worthy Goal Scholarship: Kristen Offringa- $1,500 Alanna Stein- $1,000 Jessica Croop- $1,000 Alysha Jones- $1,000 “You’re not just going to a trade show, you’re fully involved,” says Johnson. “Life’s about who you know,” says Victoria Lanquah, a nursing student, and she says she “gained value” by attending the conference, meeting CEOs and managers, and getting a chance to talk to them about her future. “The conference gives you a chance to see all your future possibilities,” says Rhinehart with a smile.


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Dyshea Smiley, ‘13 Staff Reporter

“My pre-game rituals would probably have to be listening to music and getting into my zone,” says freshman midfielder Shelby Wood. “As a team, we write down team goals and personal goals of what we want to accomplish in the game,” she adds. Wood is the leading scorer for the women’s lacrosse team. She has scored 69 goals, 17 assists, and 149 shots with 86 points overall. She transferred to Morrisville State College in the spring semester as a liberal arts and science student and loves her experience so far. “My freshman year has been amazing. Since I am one of the youngest on the team, the girls help me out with pretty much everything; like school, personal issues, and especially lacrosse,” says Wood. “They’re like my family away from home,” she adds. Wood has been playing lacrosse since the seventh grade, where she was first introduced to the sport. She explains that when she transferred schools in the seventh grade, they had a sport she had never heard about (lacrosse), and when she tried it,

she fell in love with it and has been playing since. “Shelby has been a wonderful addition to our program,” assistant coach Carmen Velazquez says. “She not only brings lacrosse ability to our offensive end of the game, but shows leadership as well on both ends of the field. She is very dedicated to the success of the team and the program, and has been a great representative of Morrisville State student athletes.” Wood lives in Duanesburg, NY and played four seasons at the Academy of Holy Names high school as a midfielder and attacker. She is a three-time most valuable player selection, and was named MVP midfielder as a senior. “She is strong on the attacking end of the field, really scoring when we need her most,” says senior defender fensive end and teammate Alison Falkenburgh. “Shelby and I connect really well on the field. We know what one another is doing and can read each other very well; I am extremely excited she came here and excited to see her grow as a player.” For her freshman year at Morrisville State, the team holds an overall record of 11-4 and a

Shelby Wood attacks against SUNY Oswego in their game at Morrisville on March 24. Wood leads the Mustangs with 69 goals and 17 assists. Photo by Daniel Moreno-Gonzalez | Photo Co-Editor

record of 9-0 in the Northeastern Athletic Conference. Wood has been named North Atlantic Conference offensive player of the week ending March 18, and NAC defensive player of the week ending March 25. She was also named Women’s Lacrosse Player of the week on April 15. The Mustangs are leading their division and will be

hosting playoffs April 28 and 29. “Shelby has been a great addition to our program both on and off the field,” says head coach Amanda Nobis. “What’s been so great about the teams’ success this year is that it can’t be chalked up to any one individual. Every person we have on our team helps create the success that we’ve experienced thus far and we wouldn’t be where we

are without these individual student-athletes coming together .” “My team makes me want to improve every day because I know what potential we have to be great and I know we can do any and everything we put our minds to,” says Wood. “I know if I work hard it makes me want to win even more, because hard work pays off.”

Men’s lacrosse will play to raise money for wounded soldiers Marissa Felker, ‘12 Sports Co-Editor

On average, for every one soldier that is killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, seven are injured. The Wounded Warriors Project was established to help these soldiers recover and return to normal life. They serve anyone who was injured on or after Sept. 11, 2001. It began when several veterans and friends decided that they needed to help those who had fought and been injured in Afghanistan or Iraq. Last year, on April 16, the men’s lacrosse team played a game dedicated to the WWP against Medaille College. They auctioned off apparel, lacrosse equipment, gift certificates, commemorative uniforms and jerseys with all proceeds going to the organization. In total they raised $4,500 for the WWP. “This event is very important to us,” said head coach

This year’s WWP game is scheduled for April 28 against Hilbert College. The game is in honor of veterans who were injured while fighting overseas. Photo courtesy of Gigi Shannon

Jason Longo. “Everyone has some relationship with someone serving, someone served, or someone on their way.”

On April 28, the team will play Hilbert College in another game to raise money for the WWP. All gate proceeds will be

donated along with any money received from donations, programs or raffles. There will be an online jersey auction of those worn during the game. The auction began on April 23, and ends April 29 at noon. Winners are to be announced on April 30. There will be a stand there for the Battle Saints who sell wooden bracelets that correspond with the different branches of service. All the money raised will go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which have similar goals as the WWP. “Even though I am Canadian, I do know that Canada does rely on the United States for its military efforts, and because of this Canada remains a safe place,” said senior captain Tom Longland. “The people who have served this country proud and kept it the way it is today have allowed me to come here and go to school for four years and get an education. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to live the way we do.”

Longland has recently won the Rays of Light award and plans on donating 200 dollars to the WWP he said. Senior captain Michael Hinchey said that they are surrounded by veterans and many people on the team are involved with people who have served or will serve. The money raised for the WWP will go toward several of the programs they have developed to assist injured soldier including: mind, body, economic empowerment, and engagement. In 2010, 82 percent of their total expenditures went towards these programs according to www.woundedwarriorproject.org. “When you support WWP, you’re supporting an organization whose broad appeal reaches across demographic, geographic, and political boundaries,” reads the WWP webpage. “We’re an apolitical organization by design. For us, it’s not about the war; it’s about the warrior.”


ATHLETIC NEWS Student-athlete is also volunteer firefighter in community Courtney Cook, ‘13 Sports Co-Editor

Every spring at Morrisville State College starts with the snow melting and a new season of sports starting. For Kayla Walker, that sport is softball. Growing up there were two things that made her who she is today: softball and watching her father Raey Walker go and put out fires for the City of Oneida Fire Department. “I watched my dad and saw how much he loved it,” Kayla said of her father’s career as a lieutenant firefighter. It’s what inspired her to become a volunteer firefighter for the town of Morrisville. Raey has been a firefighter for 14 years in Oneida and was just made lieutenant last August. “She just came home one day and said she was joining the Morrisville Fire Department,” Raey said. “I’m very proud of her and what she is accomplishing.” Kayla is currently a junior at Morrisville, majoring in criminal justice and hopes someday to become an arson investigator.

MSC softball player Kayla Walker, brings a taste of her second hobby to the field as a local volunteer firefighter. Photo by Courtney Cook, ‘13 | Sports Co-Editor

She is also an athlete on the school’s softball team playing first base. Kayla started playing softball when she was four. “I started playing and I loved it,” she said. Kayla completed fire school in January after completing the 86 hours necessary to become a volunteer firefighter. She is now a member of the interior squad which means that she enters burning buildings to put out fires and rescues people that are trapped inside. “I like the bond between the community and the firehouse along with helping the community,” she said about working with the fire department. Kayla has appeared in 76 games for the Mustangs with 45 runs and 54 RBIs tallying two home runs and 405 putouts. She has led the team in putouts for the past two seasons totaling 189 in the 2011 season alone. Kayla was also named the Northeastern Athletic Conference player of the week on March 21, 2011, as of April 17, 2012. “My most memorable mo-

ment playing softball for the Mustangs would have to be my first home run,” Kayla said. “It was the first field I played on that had a home run fence.” Kayla’s favorite teams to play are conference rivals SUNY IT or Keuka because they are more challenging. In high school she said it had to be Tri-Valley League rival Camden because it was always a heated match-up. At the beginning of this year’s softball season, Kayla started bringing her pager to practice and told coach Tom Blackford that if it went off she had to go. Blackford said that he was always prepared for it to go off and to tell her to be careful. “I think it’s really neat that she’s a student, an athlete, and a firewoman,” Blackford said. “Over the past two years, I’ve really grown to rely on her as a player and a captain.” Kayla said that someday she would like to coach younger kids in softball and teach them the fundamentals of the game. “I always tell her to be smart in her actions when she goes out there,” Raey said.

Men’s lax team remains undefeated in conference play

Courtney Cook, ‘13 Marissa Felker, ‘12 Sports Co-Editors

The men’s lacrosse team remained undefeated in the Northeastern Athletic Conference April 21 with an overtime victory over Medaille College 16-15. They are 6-0 in the NEAC and have an overall record of 9-3. Senior midfielder Kevin Wilkerson scored the game -winning goal nine seconds into overtime. Senior midfielder Andrew Stein and freshman midfielder Jack Martocello each scored four goals apiece while Wilkerson, senior midfielder Devin Maxwell and freshman attacker Jeremy Beresovoy each

scored two goals. Senior goalie Michael Hinchey had seven saves between the pipes. “We have the talent to be the best team in the league,” said Stein. “Whether or not we work hard is where we will end up at the end of the season.” On April 18 Penn State Abington forfeited their game against the Mustangs. The team visited and defeated SUNY IT on April 10, 16-15. Maxwell led the offensive efforts with four unassisted goals. Junior attacker Dean Priest had three goals with six assists. Martocello also added three goals while Beresovoy had two. Hinchey tallied eight saves while allowing five. The Mustangs played again on April 6 against Wells College

and defeated them 12-4. Maxwell led the team with three unassisted goals while Wilkerson and freshman midfielder David Middlemore both scored two goals for the Mustangs. Hinchey had seven saves in goal and allowed four. “We have a core group of upper classmen that are not willing to back down,” said Stein. The team played Cazenovia on April 25 results were not available as of press time. The Mustangs next play Saturday at 1 p.m. for their final regular season game against Hilbert College. Maxwell stated in the beginning of the season “I feel pretty confident on our team this year and think we’ll have a successful season.”

Joseph Chazen (39) grabs a groundball during the Mustangs game against Wells College on April 6. The Mustangs are currently undefeated in the conference at 6-0. Photo by Joshua Risley, ‘15 | Staff Photographer


April 2012