Football ends season with a ‘big win’ - see full story, page 8-
Nearly one in four women will be the victim of a sexual assault during her academic career. - see full story, page 3 -
Editorial Homophobia is caused by ignorance and fear. Read why we reject the unfamiliar. - see full story, page 2 -
Lifestyle Jason Aldean tops billboard charts with his new album, “My Kinda Party.” - see full story, page 4 -
The turkeys have requested we eat ham this Thanksgiving.
Morrisville State College • November 2010• vol. XLII • no. 3
Cure-Con: video gaming for the cure
come and go during the 48 hours. Famuyiwa said the lounge can fit approximately 40 gamers at a time. Besides Cure-Con, a 48-hour vidthe sponsorships, Famuyiwa eo-game marathon benefiting said there will be donation Juvenile Diabetes Research boxes in the lounge for those Foundation International, who stop in and wish to leave will be held in the Cayuga a donation. Hall Lounge Friday, Nov. 19, Famuyiwa said they are at 8 p.m., and continue until going to do their best to play Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. the duration of 48 hours, but Cayuga Hall Resident between him and Paravati, Assistants Steve Paravati and they are hoping to get 60 Oladipo Famuyiwa are runhours of game play. Even if ning the two-day marathon. they are not playing, FamuyThe idea for the marathon iwa said someone will be came from Benefit Evil, a r unning the three-day video event. Paravati game maraguarantees bethon back in tween FamuyOctober that iwa, Costello was created by and himself, friends who “one out of the wanted to raise three of us will money for sick be conscious at children. The all times, but I gamers from can’t guarantee Syracuse, inthat it’s going cluding MSC to be three out alumni John of three.” Fecteau, played Cur rently 1 2 Re s i d e n t Famuyiwa and Evil games. Paravati have Cure-Con not created a is similar to financial goal, Benefit Evil exbut Famuyiwa cept Cure-Con said anything will include all they could raise kinds of gamfor the foundaing systems, tion would be going back awesome and from the Sega amazing. Genesis to the Paravati Nintendo 64, a n d c u r r e n t The logo for Cure-Con, an RA program hosted by Cayuga Hall Resident Assistants said the “absystems like Stephen Paravati and Oladipo Famuyiwa. The 48-hour video game marathon seeks to solute, high, high goal that the Xbox 360. raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Logo courtesy of Stephen Paravati would be in our RAs have to biggest dreams hold dorm procreated a facebook page that helping Paravati and Famuywould be four digits.” But grams for residents, and that’s said the stations will be simiiwa by creating the poster, Paravati said they would where Cure-Con started out, lar to Wal-Mart where people assisting with the setup of be happy to just receive a as just another dorm propassing can stop in and play the marathon, leading the “couple hundred bucks.” gram which usually only last any of the games. publicity, and connecting A great way to network a couple of hours. People have to bring their interested members in the and meet people, FamuyNovember is World Diaown televisions, game conguild to the event. iwa said, are through video betes Month. Paravati and soles, games, and power Costello has played video games. “Everyone can agree Famuyiwa chose juvenile cords. Paravati said that begames since the age of six. on playing a video game, so diabetes as their cause because there will be a lot of He said he has been lookthis is a great avenue to raise cause Paravati said juvenile “game swapping,” people ing for ways to make video money,” he said. diabetes “affects us more on need to write their initials on games a productive resource There is a limited numa local level.” He said he feels everything they bring. to raise money for a cause. ber of spaces, Paravati said, that people would be “hardOn the Facebook page, He is lending his Nintendo and people should register pressed” to find anyone in Paravati wrote that he is sure 64, Nintendo GameCube, quickly. their lives who do not know people will find games they Wii and games including For questions or to obtain someone with some form have never played before, Super Smash Brothers, The the commitment form, eof diabetes. Paravati said and he said people may feel Legend of Zelda: The Ocamail Paravati at parava332@ he knows a “fair amount” “adventurous” and try the rina of Time, and others. morrisville.edu. Information of people with diabetes and different games. Paravati Famuyiwa said he is hopcan also be found at Curehe wanted to do something will provide a PlayStation 3, ing to see at least 300 people Con’s Facebook page. to help. Katie Collins, ‘12 Campus News Co-Editor
Student participants have to find their own sponsors who will donate money based on how long each student intends to play video games during the 48 hours. The students and sponsors will have to sign a commitment form so moderators at the marathon can log people in and out of the marathon. The lounge will be mapped out, and teams from one to four people will be stationed throughout the lounge. Each group is to have its own team name. Paravati
a Nintendo Wii and possibly a Sega Genesis. Some residents in Cayuga have offered to lend five TVs. Paravati is expecting the World of Warcraft game on many computers. He said at this point they are in need of controllers and games. “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” an army game, was recently released; Paravati said it’s “going to be huge.” So huge that he is guessing every other TV will have it on. Jeffrey Costello, the president of Gaming Guild, is
Editorial November 2010 - T CHIMES Arizona immigration law is flawed on many counts page 2
Adilka Pimentel, ‘14 Staff Reporter A money-hungry corporation played a major role in the creation of inhumane legislation right in our own backyard. For-profit prison corporations like Corrections Corporation of America, (which is the largest private prison corporation in the U.S.) played an immense part in the creation and recent passage of the immigration law in Arizona, dubbed “Papers Please.” According to National Public Radio, a year prior to the passing of Senate Bill 1070, two men whose identities were not revealed proposed an outrageous idea to the Benson, Ariz. city manager Glenn Nichols.
One of the men was trying to sell a prison that he believed could and would be filled with “illegal women and children.” Private prisons are businesses, they make a profit depending on how many inmates they house. The idea presented to Benson was to create a law that would criminalize many people deemed illegal, who would then be jailed, increasing their profits. That model passed through legislation. The idea to lock anyone away in a cell for monetary gain is insulting and repulsive. Federal judge Susan Bolton temporarily blocked parts of Arizona S. B. 1070 on Jul. 28. The bill would have allowed police officers to stop anyone who they believed looked like an “illegal alien” and ask them for proof of citizenship or legal entry. Those who failed to show any proof could be detained and accused of being in this country illegally. When S.B. 1070 was passed, it divided the people of the United States. Many people think the law is a good idea, including law enforcement officials. Sheriff Larry Dever of Chochise County, Ariz.
told a news reporter, “The federal government refuses to secure the border and leaves it to states like Arizona to bear the costs of its inaction. Yet when we try to do the job they won’t do, in a manner consistent with federal law, they stop us. You couldn’t make up something this ridiculous.” Others disagree with the law saying it induces racial profiling. “We’re sacrificing our civil rights. We’re encouraging racial profiling by making police prioritize the woman simply waiting at the bus stop wanting to go to work, instead of asking police to concentrate on real criminals,” state Sen. Richard Miranda, told the Arizona Daily Sun. Local citizens protested the law saying it went against the Constitution and would not protect the citizens. People in Arizona communities feel that the law targets the Hispanic community because three out of ten people in Arizona are Hispanic. According to the Christian Science Monitor, at least five other states have introduced a law similar to S.B. 1070 and 20 others are considering it.
Mexico is preparing for a possible wave of immigrants who are at risk of getting deported due to the harsh law. According to Guadalajara Reporter, a newspaper in Mexico, the Mexican government has 25 shelters in border towns to help the people deported from Arizona and has set up a fund of 10 million pesos to help assist those who come back to Mexico. The Mexican government strongly disagrees with the law because it takes away the basic human rights that people, citizens or not, are entitled to. In Arizona, civil complaints have been made by people who were already stopped by officers and asked for their information. Despite the influx of people heading to Mexico because of the law, experts think that the majority of people of Mexican descent who are at risk of deportation might decide to go to another state instead of going back to Mexico. The bill is in a similar position as it was when it was signed in July, with the same parts still blocked according to CNN.com, in an article that came out Sept. 4. - continued on page 5 -
Can the word ‘normal’ really be defined? Are fat people that much different from slim people? Are the diseased that much different from the healthy? Are Republicans that much different from Democrats? We all share one main factor in common: we all want to live. Everyone is quick to cast aside those who are different. Since when did being different become a flaw? Since when did being who you want to be, dressing how you
want to dress, acting how you want to act become a problem? Stereotyping and racism are extremely prominent parts of everyday life everywhere in this world. We all have rights, no? So why do people mistreat each other? Why do people mistreat those who haven’t done a thing to harm them in any way? Homosexuality, defined by doctors and experts at the American Psychological Association, is a romantic or sexual attraction or behavior among members of the same sex/gender. Many people do not seem to understand, or want to understand, why people of the same sex are attracted to each other. Many see it as disgusting or abnormal; some even see it as a sin. Many people see being homosexual as repulsive because man was made to be with woman. Life cannot proceed without a man and a woman. Many see homosexuality as a sinful act because the Bible states in Leviticus Chapter 18:22, “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.” Also, written in Leviticus Chapter 20:13, “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.” Some people even try to make a joke out of what the Bible says with the line, “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” Clever, isn’t it? There are also people who are homophobic; people who cannot stand the thought or the sight of gay and lesbian couples together.
There have been four reported incidents this semester at Morrisville State College, mainly of verbal abuse directed at gay males. No physical violence occurred, however, a can was thrown at a gay male student. Although the can missed the student, the harassment was still evident. “There has been a rise of ignorance,” says Chris Tognazzi, president of Mo’Pride. “After the school dance, we were called names and followed.” Mo’Pride is a campus organization for gay and lesbian awareness, that meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Crawford Hall, Room 110. These meetings include open discussions, ‘clips of the week,’ and special issues involving education. Could it be possible that gay and lesbian people feel the way they do about each other because of how they make each other feel? Perhaps it doesn’t matter that they are of the same sex. This is what some people who aren’t homosexual don’t understand. Love is love. When people think about gays and lesbians, all they may automatically think about is sex, as if that’s all there is in a relationship. Why can’t people realize that these people could be in love? They are human; it isn’t about the desire to engage in wild sex, but about the desire to be with the person who sets their soul on fire. Perhaps these people aren’t smitten with sexual organs like people may think they are. Perhaps they are smitten with their partners as people because of the way they treat them. - continued on page 6 -
Ignorance and fear are basis of widespread homophobia
Roxanne Bailey, ‘13 Staff Reporter
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Campus page 3 Victims of sexual abuse have options to receive help November 2010 - The CHIMES
Catherine Flood, ‘13 Staff Reporter There were two reported cases of forceful sexual abuse on the Morrisville campus this past academic year. University Police did not say, however, whether the cases were solved or not. At least one in four women will be the victim of a sexual assault during her academic career, according to the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault. According to the pamphlets in the counseling center, any victim of sexual abuse or assault has the right to privacy, and it is up to the victim to take action. The pamphlets say there are steps to the process taken once an assault is reported. The first option is to have the process explained to the victim by a U.P. officer. At that point, an anonymous notice is immediately sent out to the campus, physical evidence is collected and all witnesses are interviewed. Investigations take a few days to several weeks, and a report is forwarded to Geoffrey Isabelle, the dean of students, for follow-up by the judicial board. The second option is to pursue criminal charges. The victim has the option to pursue both campus and criminal charges, or just report the assault. “Our job is to communicate with the community whether it’s by e-mail or text. We need to keep a safe and effective area in a timely matter,” said Amy Roberts, director of public relations. “Morrisville State College is its own community in New York, and because of that
“At least one in four women will be the victim of a sexual assault during her academic career.” we need a system to keep the community safe.” Rape is any sexual penetration (anal, oral, or vaginal), with any object by a man or woman without consent. The
A young woman wears a sign over her mouth that says “683,000 forcible rapes occur every year, which equals to 56,916 per month, 1,871 per day, 78 per hour, 1.3 per minute.” Teen help.com says that one in four girls is sexually abused by age 18. Image from Google Images
full definition can be found in the U.P. annual security report. Some common types of rape are forcible sodomy, which is oral and anal; sexual assault with an object; and forcible fondling, when someone is touched inappropriately. The Annual Security Report states U.P. officers are sworn police officers of New York State, who are armed, and have the same authority as other police officers. U.P. operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can be reached at 315-684-6410. The report states a victim may request disciplinary actions through the Dean of Students office. The dean may change the housing arrangements and the students may withdraw from classes so their grades will not be affected. Victims may have a no-contact-order, where the perpetrator is not allowed to contact them. Disciplinary campus actions will cause a college hearing, and if found guilty, the perpetrator will be banned from MSC. There are brochures and literature on crime prevention and safety to ensure people know MSC provides help. Campus residents are given their own Nextel phones, which have U.P.’s number programmed under a speed dial. MSC tries to keep students informed of criminal activity by sending e-mails, distributing an annual security report, using WCVM radio and posting statistics on the campus website. According to the annual security report, last fall, two cases of forcible
sex offenses were reported on MSC’s campus, and it states sexual misconduct is not tolerated on MSC’s campus. Around 48.8 percent of women who were victims of attacks and raped didn’t consider what happened to them rape. Drkathleenyoung. wordpress.com reports, “one in 12 college men admitted to committing acts that met the legal definition of rape.” The site also said that 35 percent of men stated they would rape if they could get away with it, and nearly 60 percent of rapes happen in the student’s residence hall where they live. Oneinfourusa.org said that 42 percent of rape survivors told no one about the incident, and 41 percent of college women who were raped were virgins at the time. “55 percent of gang rapes on college campuses are committed by fraternities, 40 percent by sports teams, and 5 percent by others. The pamphlets in the counseling center said different things about date rape, which is also known as acquaintance rape. Date rape can happen no matter the number of times a person has dated a partner. Alcohol is the most common date rape drug. If a person is too drunk to say ‘no,’ it is still considered rape. Liquid ecstasy, roofies and special K, are date rape drugs. These drugs impair a person’s ability to make their own decisions. Victims can be unknowingly drugged because a rapist puts the drugs in a victim’s drink. There have been several deaths as a result of
date rape drugs. Acquaintance rape happens when a person is raped by someone they know, but are not dating. More information about rape can be found in pamphlets available at the health center. It is suggested in the pamphlets, that if you go on a date with someone you just met, meet in a public place, or go on a double date with a friend, so you are not alone. Documents state that after a sexual assault occurs, the victim is traumatized. The NYSCASA said 31 percent of all rape victims develop posttraumatic stress disorder, at some point in their lives.
sexual abuse is traumatic and it may affect the victim at different times. Hotlines are available for victims or for people who know anyone who has been affected by sexual abuse. Counselors from the health center suggest the Victims of Violence Services as an example. A pamphlet on the hotline says it offers service for sexual assault, domestic violence, and other violent crimes. The VVS is a 24-hour hotline and the number is 315-366-5000. The hotline offers short ter m counseling, support, information, referrals, support groups and therapy. This service is offered to everyone, no matter who they are and whether or not they want to report the incident. Documentation from MSC counselors state counselors can be helpful in sexual assault situations and are often available for counseling services. “We offer supportive counseling that focuses on empowerment and honors individual choice,” Patricia Samson, a mental health counselor at MSC said. “We don’t tell someone what to do for legal action, we provide options, offer resources and support an individual’s decision.” Sara Mansfield, the other mental health counselor in
“Nearly 60 percent of rapes happen in the student’s residence hall where they live.” Documents given by MSC counselor’s state a victim can feel alone following a sexual assault, and it’s important for friends to be there for those who come forward. If a victim decides to confide in a friend about the assault, there are things friends can do to help. First, a person needs to believe the victim and offer support to them. If victims know someone is there for them, it is easier for them to open up. If the assault recently occurred, it is advised by counselors to encourage the victim to seek medical attention. If the victim is seen by a doctor, evidence can be taken, and the victim can be checked for any sexually transmitted diseases. Documents provided by the MSC counselors state
the health center, said she and Samson offer counseling and advocacy to students if they choose. Mansfield and Samson stressed their concern for the patient’s choice in any matter. One counseling services pamphlet from the center said counseling can help a person develop a better understanding of themselves, their goals, their relationships with others and their environment. The counselors said all services are confidential to anyone unless there is a written notice by the student. Appointments are timely and work around the schedules of students. Students can walk into the health center and make an appointment, or call the office at 315-684-6078 to schedule an appointment.
Lifestyle November 2010 - T CHIMES Jason Aldean tops the billboard charts at number two page 4
Catherine Flood, ‘13 Staff Reporter
Southern-born Jason Aldean sings his way into our country bones with his new album, “My Kinda Party,” that was released on Nov. 2. This new album definitely has “small country town” written all over it. With songs about dirt roads and Georgia peaches, you feel like you’re really down south, just by hearing the music. “Country Boy’s World,” has a real southern feel. Aldean explains how he won the heart of a city girl from Jersey. The song is about showing this girl just how beautiful the country can really be—and how small-town people can find things to do. “My Kinda Party” is the song for drinking a beer while sitting on the tailgate; the song even says so. This song has had a lot of radio-play since its debute.
Another small-town song is “Church Pew or Bar Stool.” The song is about how the singer wants to leave his small town and be somebody. He doesn’t want to follow the same path everyone else does because he has big dreams. The song says you either turn toward church or turn towards the bar in town, because there is nothing else around. On jasonaldean.com, it says his songs are about him grappling with the heartbreak and limitations that accompany towns with three and four digit populations. With songs like “Texas Was You,” “If She Could See Me Now,” “Heartache That Don’t Stop Hurting,” and “See You When I See You,” Aldean communicates his heartbreaks. “See You When I See You” is about hoping to see the person you love again. In “If She Could See Me Now,” Aldean sings of how he was so cold to
his girl and if she could see him now, she would know how much he really loves her. “Texas Was You” is about having memories, but not being able to forget one that holds on to him forever. “Heartache That Don’t Stop Hurting” is about how heartache knocked him down. The heartbreak was so bad, he doesn’t think he can get over it. All of these songs show Aldean’s sensitive side, which scores big with his female fans. Yet, his country-boy style also grabs the men. Overall, this album is a success and I would have to say my new favorite country song is on this album. “Don’t You Wanna Stay” which features Kelly Clarkson, has to be a song I overplay. This song fits the album just like a cherry on top of a sundae. It tops the album off with a great song that features another great artist. It’s an emotional song that expresses
their desire to keep good feelings lasting in a relationship, but it’s the way it’s sung that makes it unique. It is sung beautifully, with just the right music.
So pick up the album at your favorite local music store, or download it off of iTunes and give it a listen. You will not regret this buy.
The cover art for Jason Aldean’s newst album “My Kinda Party,” that hit stores Nov. 2. Filled with his typical songs of heatbreak and his small-town heritage, Aldean put out a great new country album that also features fellow country star, Kelly Clarkson. Image from Google Images
2010 Country Music Awards showcase the best of country Lindsey Kilian, ‘13 Staff Reporter
One of country music’s biggest nights was Wed., Nov. 10. The Country Music Awards, hosted by country cutie Brad Paisley and country powerhouse Carrie Underwood, held promises of an amazing night. It did not disappoint. Most of the show was about the performances rather than the actual awards. In total, there were 20 performances and only 12 awards given out. First to perform was Underwood with “Songs Like These,” as Paisley and Keith Urban joined in with guitar and banjo. The song was energetic and a strong start to the night. Next to take the stage was Rascal Flatts with their new hit, “Why Wait.” The stage was set up as a Las Vegas highway, perfect for a song about running away and getting married. Blake Shelton’s “All About Tonight” was next in line. Shelton rallied the crowd, with the women drooling over how close Shelton was to them. He had a solid performance, singing about “all kinds of concoctions in our hands.” One of the best performances of the night came from Shelton’s fiancé, Miranda Lambert, who won four of the
biggest awards of the night: Album of the Year for “Revolution,” Music Video of the Year for “The House That Built Me,” Song of the Year for “The House That Built Me” and Female Vocalist of the Year. Lambert sang her new song “That's The Way The World Goes 'Round,” rocking out to guitar riffs and belting out lyrics about beating her old man with pantyhose. “She’s distinguished herself from the other country ladies by taking on a rougher, old-school edge, and she plays it well,” says Todd Martens, writer for the LA Times. George Strait sang “The Breath You Take,” which is one
of those songs you need your tissues for. After Strait was Zac Brown Band, featuring Alan Jackson with “As She’s Walking Away.” Kenny Chesney sang his tune “The Boys of Fall,” which lacked his usual ‘oomph.’ His song about tossing around a football seemed almost out of place compared to the other performances. Taylor Swift sang a ballad off of her new album, “Speak Now.” She seemed to be playing it safe with “Back to December,” after her last few poor award show performances. Nevertheless, she sang it beautifully with fake snow falling around her and a string section behind.
Sugarland sang their new quirky song “Stuck Like Glue,” which brought some comedy to the show with Jennifer Nettles acting like a wind-up ballerina. Probably the worst performance of the night was sung by Reba McEntire. She did a country version of Beyonce’s “If I Were A Boy,” which McEntire ruined. While the singing was amazing, you could expect nothing less of her; the song just wasn’t made for country. She should have left it to Beyonce. One of my favorite songs of the evening was the duet between Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” The combination of Clarkson’s high voice and Al-
The 2010 Winners of the CMAs Musician ...................................................................Guitarist Mac McNally Music Video . ................... “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert Musical Event ...... “Hillbilly Bone” by Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins Song ................................ “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert Album . ................................................... “Revolution” by Miranda Lambert Single . ...............................................“Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum Vocal Duo . .................................................................................. Sugarland Vocal Group ..................................................................... Lady Antebellum New Artist ......................................................................... Zac Brown Band Male Vocalist ......................................................................... Blake Shelton Female Vocalist .................................................................Miranda Lambert Entertainer ............................................................................... Brad Paisley
dean’s roughness gave the song so much emotion. Performance after performance went on throughout the night. Paisley sang “This is Country Music,” a song perfect for the awards, but not for anything else. Marten said that it was a “giant mishmash of wrong.” The song is like a collage of everything about country that just doesn’t seem to meld together. One of the more memorable performances was sung by Lambert, Sheryl Crow and Loretta Lynn. It was a tribute to the famous singer, Lynn, who has been in the country music business for almost 50 years. They sang one of her many hits, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” The last performance of the night was the highly anticipated debut of Gwyneth Paltrow. She sang with Vince Gill for her upcoming movie “Country Strong,” which is also the title of the song. The actress held her own; you wouldn’t expect to hear that voice coming from such a well-known actress. She even played the guitar throughout the performance, ending with a standing ovation from the crowd. Overall, the night was enjoyable and filled with the many talents and voices of the Country Music industry.
page 5 Lifestyle Kid Cudi gets personal with his newly released album November 2010 - The CHIMES
Lindsey Kilian, ‘13 Staff Reporter Kid Cudi has released his sophomore album, “Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager,” a sequel to his freshman album, “Man on the Moon: The End of Day,” in 2009. The album has 17 tracks and is similar to the first with its genre-jumping songs. “…Where his debut focused on visions of his dreams and nightmares, ‘Man on the Moon 2: Legend of Mr. Rager's’ intent is to bring you into Cudi's reality,” says Andrew Martin, a music critic on Prefixmag.com. Martin adds that Cudi originally wanted a more straightforward hip-hop album, but eventually changed his mind and opted to create a sequel to “Man on the Moon: The End of Day.” The album is separated into five ‘acts’: -The World I am Ruling, which has “Scott Mescudi Vs the World” and “REVOFEV”
-A Stronger Trip with the songs “Don’t Play This Song,” “Marijuana,” “Mojo So Dope,” and “We Aite” -Party On with “Ashin’ Kusher,” “Erase Me,” “Wild’n Cuz Im Young,” and “The Mood.” -The Transformation with “MANIAC,” “Mr. Rager,” “These Worries,” and “The End,” -You Live and You Learn w i t h s o n g s “A l l A l o n g ,” “GHOST!,” and “Trapped In My Mind.” The album features artists such as Mary J. Blige, Cee-Lo, Kanye West and Cage on his album. The album starts off with “Scott Mescudi VS the World,” which features Cee-Lo. The beginning of the song starts off with a keyboard, which is heard throughout the entire song. “Marijuana” opens with piano, “keytar-ish blare and chattering drums” says Charles Aaron, a writer for Spin.com. A girl sings in the background,
Arizona law has a flaw
- continued from page 2 “The law is being addressed in a court action (true); parts of the law are currently enjoined (true).” Gov. Jan Brewer was reelected Nov.2. She defeated Democratic opponent Terry Goddard 55 percent to 41.8 percent. Adding insult to injury, in addition to S.B. 1070, Brewer has signed a law that would require schools to ban ethnic studies. According to CNN Politics, “The new law forbids
Local citizens protested the law, saying it went against the Constitution and would not protect the citizens. elementary or secondary schools to teach classes that are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group and advocate the overthrow of the United States government or resentment towards a race or class of people.”
This would send us back into segregation because it isolates a curriculum and prevents the students from learning about other cultures; it blocks diversity. The people have a right to learn about the government and how it works. If it is forbidden to teach how to overthrow our government, we are not practicing the democracy this country is supposed to be built on. All we need in place is a curriculum that ensures that there is no resentment towards a particular group and that explores several ethnic groups instead of just one. Allowing the private prison system to have a say in any type of legislation is a bad move. It projects the image that politicians need to work with corporations, rather than the people who vote for them, to create productive laws. It placed a label on certain people, some of who have nothing to do with the entire issue of “illegal immigration.” Instead of moving forward, we are moving back a generation. The temporary block might calm the waters, but it is only that: temporary. It’s only a matter of time before the line is crossed, or in this case, the borders of the Constitution.
giving the song an eerie feel, all the while, Cudi is singing about
how he needs to be high, just to feel balanced in his head.
Cover art of Kid Cudi’s newly released album “Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.” This is the sequel to his first release back in 2009. Image from Google Images
The entire album has a darkness about it, the way the songs are made and the lyrics he sings. In “Don’t Play This Song,” which features Mary J. Blige, he sings about drugs, predatory girls, his mom, and suicide, with a female chorus singing “be careful.” “Mr. Rager” ends the album, singing about a bird “singin’, flyin’ around,” and going off to heaven. “Mary J. Blige wails, ‘Don't you worry,’ on the outro,” says Aaron, “but Cudi's off again, still struggling to heed his own album's advice.” Overall, it’s a good album. Put aside the darkness and obvious drug use, and you have yourself something pretty decent to listen to. There isn’t a song that seems like a charttopping hit on there, but its decent music that I think is better than his freshman effort.
November 2010 - T CHIMES Sports Field hockey says goodbye to four seniors as season closes page 6
Gretchen Cramer, ‘10 Executive Editor The field hockey team’s 2010 season came to a close after a 3-0 loss to Nazareth College. “The ball didn’t bounce the way we needed it to,” said head coach Adair Milmoe . The team fell below .500 with a final overall record of
“The ball didn’t bounce the way we needed it to,” head coach Adair Milmoe said. 8-10, and 2-4 in SUNYAC play. However, Milmoe said this team has made history. “The team has never scored more than 18 goals throughout the season before; this team scored 32,” Milmoe said. “We have never won more than five games before; we won eight.”
Quoting the late NFL coach Vince Lombardi, assistant coach Brian Petrella said of the team’s season,“We didn’t lose; we just ran out of time.” Captain and senior forward Lauren Bordonaro received first-team All-SUNYAC honors; sophomore goalie Kelsey Pellegrino was given second-team All-SUNYAC honors. “We set the bar high and they responded,” Milmoe said. “They gave everything they could give.” Petrella said the team has made tremendous strides from day one. They took two teams into overtime, resulting in one win and one loss. The team also beat two Liberty League teams and lost to a third in overtime. “By the end of the season, we knew how to play as a unit,” Bordonaro said. “The group of captains is going to carry this out through spring ball, too.” Milmoe said the team played four of its hardest
Lauren Bordonado steals the ball from her opponent in their game against Wells College on September 9. Bordonaro aided in the 2-0 victory with a goal of her own. The Mustangs ended the season with an overall record of 8-10. Photo by Brendan Shannon, ‘14 | Staff Photographer
games in the last week of the season. “They fought to the bitter end,” Milmoe said. Milmoe said the team definitely enjoyed playing their home games on Drake Field throughout the season,
The team is losing four seniors this year: Bordonaro, Jennifer May, Rian Tanski, and Molly Luzak. “I want to thank the four seniors for their dedi-
“They fought to the bitter end,” Milmoe said. cation and heart that helped build the team,” Milmoe said. “I’m so proud of them.”
Bordonaro said her favorite experience this season was not her hat-trick against Houghton College, but the overtime goal against RPI. “They are a very good team,” Bordonaro said. “And, I happened to score that goal.” Bordonaro said Molly Luzak had an incredible season and should definitely be recognized for everything she did for the team, both on and off the field. “Molly had an amazing season,” she said.
Ignorance spreads fear - continued from page 2 I truly believe that no one will understand how gay and lesbian people feel until they themselves have those feelings, or until they actually step out of their own judgmental box and realize that love is love. Approximately 25 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual students and university employees have been harassed due to their sexual orientation, as well as a third of those who identify as transgender, re por ts the Chronicle of Higher Education. “People are afraid of the unknown; they are afraid of what is considered out of the ordinary. Perhaps the people that are doing the teasing are having similar feelings them-
selves,” says Robert Dushay, associate professor of psychology at MSC. He adds that he personally doesn’t have a problem with gay and lesbian people, and to stop the harassment, the rules have to be enforced by those in power. Do our differences define us? Perhaps it isn’t possible to accept what is considered out of the ordinary. Peace is considered the state prevailing during the absence of war. Are we truly at war with each other, or are we simply at war with ourselves?
Sports page 7 Hockey team beats nationally ranked Plattsburgh State, 2-1 November 2010 - The CHIMES
Courtney Cook, ‘13 Sports Co-Editor
Morrisville ran its record to 3-2 with last weekend’s swing through the North Country. “It was a big learning weekend,” said head coach Brian Grady. “On one hand it showed us what we are capable of; on the other hand it shows that we have to come to play every weekend.” The team lost 4-2 to SUNY Potsdam on Nov. 12. Scoring for the team was Chris Cerbino and Tyler Swan. “It was a really disappointing loss,” said senior captain Tom Longland. “We didn’t show up to the game the way we should’ve.” On Saturday, Nov. 13 the team traveled to Plattsburgh State to beat the nationally ranked eighth team, 2-1. “It felt great to beat them on their home opener,” said sophomore forward Chris Cerbino. Cerbino has been named SUNYAC ice hockey athlete of the week for the week ending Nov. 14. “He had an amazing goal against Potsdam and the gamewinning goal against Plattsburgh,” Grady said.
Plattsburgh State has been in the Frozen Four for the past three years. “We didn’t give them a lot of second-chance opportunities, and we capitalized on the opportunities they gave us,” Grady said. “It’s the best feeling in the world,” Longland said. “To go into an ice rink on their homeopener and be able to silence their fans.” Chris Cerbino and Caylin Relkoff were both named stars of the game. Relkoff had 32 saves in goal. Grady said he feels this weekend will mirror the weekend they had against Potsdam and Plattsburgh. “We play the hardworking Cortland State on Friday and then play the number one team in the country on Saturday,” he said. On Nov. 5 the Mustangs faced SUNY Brockport in the home opener and won 8-2. Forwards Jamie Nelson and Dave Shultz both scored two goals for the team, with senior defenseman Derek Matheson and Longland both adding a goal. Senior goalie Caylin Relkoff had 32 saves.
“We saw what we were capable of offensively,” Grady said. We out-skated them. We out-shot them.” “We have a more rounded team this year, and it was definitely a whole team effort,” said Matheson. On Nov. 6 the team beat
SUNY Geneseo by one goal. Relkoff made 47 saves for the Mustangs, 23 of them in the third period. Geneseo hadn’t lost in its last 12 games, and had beaten Plattsburgh and Oswego last season. “It was a different game from Friday night,” Grady
said. “It was a great backand-for th colleg e hockey game.” The team returns home this weekend to host Cortland State on Nov. 19 and Oswego State on Nov. 20. The puck drops at 7 p.m. both nights.
Freshman Jamie Nelson looks for a scoring opportunity in the Mustangs’ home opener against Brockport on Nov. 5. The Mustangs currently have an overall record of 3-2-0. Photo by Brendan Shannon, ‘14 | Staff Photographer
Western team wins back-to-back shows to begin season Briana Foisia, ‘13 Online Co-Editor Marissa Felker, ‘14 Staff Reporter
Western equestrian riding is unlike any other sport. Riding focuses more on the individual player until the points are added up, said head coach Tiffany Day. “The main goal is trying to get everyone to work together.” We try to get more students involved in coaching and show prep so they can have ownership over the team, she added. The western team won back-to-back shows to start the season, earning 35 points in the morning and 32 in the afternoon on Saturday Oct. 6. “We did very well for our first show and it ran without out a hitch,” Day said. “It’s always a challenge since we host all the shows.” “The team is doing really good,” Tawnee Collins said. “A lot of us placed first, even a lot of the new team members.” Collins received athlete of the week, for the week of Nov. 7. She recorded seven
Paige Jerrett, a novice rider for MSC, placed first in her intermediate class. Other riders who placed first in the intermediate classes were Breann Schwarting and Erin Seymour. Photo by Briana Foisia, ‘13 | Online Co-Editor
points for the team’s double win. “The team is coming along great,” Paige Jerrett said. Jerrett is a 13-novice rider, she also showed for the team last year. “Everyone is supportive of one another, which makes being on the team fun.” The high-point rider was Catherine Howland, who won blue ribbons in the reining and open western horsemanship classes. There were several other first place finishers for the morning, including Lisa Ballard in the western horsemanship class. Also, Collins, Erin Grant and Jeremy McDermott all took first in novice horsemanship. “I’d really like to make semi-finals,” Collins said. “Last year it was held in either North Carolina or South Carolina and I heard it was a blast, I really want to do good and make it there.” Christine Towne and Amy Amento were first in intermediate horsemanship, while David Benninghoven was first in intermediate I horsemanship.
The afternoon involved blue ribbons for Collins, Elizabeth Scott and Kirby Dygert in the novice western horsemanship class. Paige Jerrett, Breann Schwarting and Erin Seymour took first in the intermediate class. “T he big g est competition is between each other for sure,” Jerrett said. “It’s definitely a challenge to go up against teammates.” “We have strong hopes from this show,” Day said. “There is a possibility we could represent our region at semifinals.” Kristina Janacek, Collins, Linsdey Seewaldt and Towne all qualified for the 2011 Zone 2, Region 3 Championship show. “Cobleskill has shown to be our strongest competition because they have a person in every division,” Day said. Colgate also has a strong open rider and are a growing team she said. Morrisville next rides in and hosts a double show on Saturday, Dec. 4 starting at 9 a.m.
Coach hopes wrestlers will contend in NCAA tournament Fernando Quiles Jr. ‘12 Staff Reporter
Head coach Mario Thomas has been gearing up for the season. “As a team, we had an okay off-season. The focus was getting more mat time and I think we did that,” Thomas said. Freshman wrestlers have been given time to get accustomed to the drills done in Division 3 wrestling. Thomas says he tries to focus on keeping the freshmen up to speed. “One of the main focus for our program is to keep the freshmen focused and keep academics and wrestling their two main priorities.” Thomas also gets his experienced wrestlers to give the freshmen a hand. “I strongly encourage all of our returners to develop relationships with the newcomers in hopes that the younger guys can bond with guys who understand our system and our main goals,” he said. Thomas knows the practices must break down his team so they can overcome the
hurdles in matches. “Breaking down mentally is just a natural part of the sport. The key is breaking them down mentally
ficult, but believes it’s worth it. “Training is pretty hard. It’s a big difference from high school to college,” he said. Mozie has
Junior Nate Cross practices pinning a teammate during practice. Cross is expected to be one of the most consistent winners this year and should contend for a spot in the NCAA tournament. Photo by Jessica Terras , ‘14 | Staff Photographer
and building them back up, so that whatever obstacles they encounter in a match they can conquer those obstacles,” he said. Junior wrestler Najee Mozie knows the training can be dif-
adjusted to college wrestling and knows what he has to do to succeed. “To ensure that I perform well, I try to push myself hard in practice so I don’t get tired in a match,” he said. A freshman wrestler under-
rushed for another 49, and also had a touchdown. “All nine seniors gave it their all; everything went the way it was supposed to,” Barrett said. Seniors Sam Pelham and Tommy Moyon contributed on the defensive end of the field. Pelham had two sacks and Moyon made an interception on the final play of the game. Other seniors the Mustangs will lose are Matt Percoski, Justin Balducci, Nick Omilanowicz and Kyle Gordon. “I’m happy with the way the season finished for the seniors,” said head coach Terry Dow. “It was a great opportunity for them to finish on a high note.” The Mustangs also wore their all-black uniforms one last time. “The seniors wanted to wear them one more time, so I gave into them,” Dow said. “The seniors are the heart and soul of the team,” Rosenberg said. “Every one of the seniors had an important role
on the team. They will be losing a lot.” Dow said the game plan was “no different” than any other week. “We ran the ball with success, limited big plays, and executed on special teams,” he said. “We accomplished our goals.” The win gave the Mustangs a final record of 2-8 overall and 2-7 in NJAC play. This is an improvement over the team’s 1-9 record they had posted for the last two years. “I wouldn’t have changed anything,” Dow said. “The only thing is that I would have liked to win more games.” The team picked up its first win of the season, 48-41, against SUNY Brockport on Oct. 2. “The night game was a great atmosphere,” said Rosenberg. “I feel like it propelled the team to a better season.” “When that stadium is packed and loud, it makes for a great home field advantage,” Dow said. “If it continues to be packed like that, we will
stands the obstacles he has to overcome to be successful on the team. “It’s like a day to day thing,” said Josh Lear. “If you take one day off, you’re showing a weakness,” he said. “If you don’t know the moves to full speed and right, the moves won’t work when you get to the mat.” Lear knows an athlete can have all the talent in the world, but it won’t matter if that person isn’t dedicated. “You can have lots of talent and be so good, but when you get on the mat against a kid less talented, but if he works his butt off you will struggle,” he said. This year, the team will only have one home match, which takes place on Feb. 2, 2011 against Oswego State. Thomas feels this is a plus for his wrestlers. “I think the road trips are definitely a positive. When traveling together, I believe we form a really great team bond,” Thomas said. “The negative side of traveling is obviously the inconvenience of being away from the comforts of home, but the trips we take
together are a lot of fun.” Thomas believes his team will improve from last year. “We have a real solid core of juniors and it will be nice if they can stay devoted and be really good in a year or so,” Thomas said. Not to mention, the team doesn’t have any seniors, so Thomas can bring back the same team next season. “I think our 125-pounder, Justin Delamothe, and our 157-pounder, Nate Cross, will be my most consistent winners and should contend for a spot at the NCAA tourney. I predict this year’s team will be improved from last year,” he said. The first meet of the season took place on Oct. 30 at the University of Scranton. The team went 1-3 at the duals, besting Penn State-Dubois 30-18. Delamothe pinned Nick Bogacki at 1:26. 285-pounder Clarence Sharrock pinned Jim Mosher at 3:52. The team’s next meet will be on Nov. 20 at the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragon Invitational.
Football team closes 2010 season with a ‘big win for a big day’ Kristin Clark ‘11 Sports Co-Editor
“It was a big win for a big day,” said senior fullback Sean Barrett. The Mustangs beat the State University of Western Connecticut by a score of 4825 on Nov. 13. It was the final game of the 2010 season for the Mustangs. “They definitely ended the season on a good note,” said Paul Rosenberg, managing producer for news and sports at WCVM. Rosenberg is the play-by-play commentator for football. Saturday was senior day. The seniors had an impact on every part of the game. Barrett is one of nine seniors on the team this season. On Saturday, he contributed 106 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Peter Enriquez, another senior had 56 rushing yards and one touchdown. Senior quarterback, Joe Shue, threw for 174 yards,
Junior Nate McConnell returns a kick-off in the game against TCNJ on October 16. The Mustangs lost the game 30-6. Morrisville ended their season with a record of 2-8. Photo by Brendan Shannon, ‘14 | Staff Photographer
have a home field advantage every time.” Barrett would not have done anything differently this season. “One day, Coach Dow told us nobody asks you how many wins you had; they just want to know how hard you
worked,” he said. “Every guy on this team worked hard and was committed to winning.” “As the season went on, we got more competitive and the scores got better,” said Dow. “We had more positives than negatives.”