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Rooms, equipment checked BY ELEANOR LAMB FLAT HAT ASSOC. NEWS EDITOR
The fire safety inspectors have been going through campus residence halls since Sept. 30, and will continue to do so until Nov. 1. The inspections are an annual procedure mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Many students are familiar with these inspections, which ensure there are no open flame devices or extension cords in the room as well as that the smoke detectors are working. Director of Housing Operations for Residence Life Chris Durden, who accompanies Steve Lindsblad, the representative from the State Fire Marshal Office, to all the dorms, reported that inspections have gone relatively well thus far. The most common infraction for rooms, which are inspected at random, is that students own extension cords instead of resettable power strips. When students have a violation, Durden cites it and notifies the College of William and Mary. The student is then notified and has 30 days to correct the violation. Durden says he always makes sure students understand the problem so that it can be fixed correctly. “We don’t hold it against students. It’s more educational,” Durden said. The two inspectors do not just check dorm rooms. They make sure the fire safety equipment, such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and sprinklers, are up to date. They also make sure stairways and hallways are clear and unobstructed by objects. Finally, they check that all mechanical spaces and maintenance rooms meet fire code standards. Along with the fire safety inspections have come an increased number of fire drills, which make sure all the alarm systems are working properly and that students know where to go in the event of an evacuation. The evacuation practice is also helped by students who unintentionally set off smoke alarms as they get used to their living spaces. Durden and his fellow fire inspector, who are moving on to New Campus after have finished Old Campus, revealed that most of the false alarms are due to cooking-related incidents. “[Students are coming to] the realization that popcorn doesn’t take five minutes to cook. The heat requirements for the smoke detectors are very, very fine,” Durden said. “If you take a shower and steam rolls out, it may trip the smoke detectors.” One dorm that has experienced numerous alarm See FIRES page 3
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In light of a recent study showing fewer females in science-related fields, professors discuss potential reasons behind gender biases
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Yale University recently conducted a study indicating that fewer females go into science. The science community at the College of William and Mary has different opinions on what causes this disparity. Professor David Armstrong, chair of the physics department, points to everything from innate biases to overt discrimination. “A lot of it seems to be a problem in the pipeline,” Armstrong said. The study also states “physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favorably than a woman with the same qualifications. … Female scientists were as biased as their male counterparts.” The New York Times reports that the gender gap appears to be a cultural issue that tells girls at a young age that math and the sciences are not for them. Citing personal stories from female
science students at various high schools, Eileen Pollack, the article’s author, describes various ways in which women are sometimes discouraged from pursuing science-related fields. “In one physics class, the teacher announced that the boys would be graded on the ‘boy curve,’ while the one girl would be graded on the ‘girl curve’; when asked why, the teacher explained that he couldn’t reasonably expect a girl to compete in physics on equal terms with boys,” Pollack wrote. Physics professor Irina Novikova believes there is a contrast in how women and men view failure in both the classroom and the workplace. “Women tend to be way more critical of themselves than men,” Novikova said. In Novikova’s opinion, when a female student or scientist finds herself not excelling, she will blame herself and her See SCIENCE page 3
It’s important for faculty to understand that there are often subtle, unintentional biases against certain groups [in order to] avoid treating people differently.
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— Professor David Armstrong, Chair of the Physics Department
New LGBT-rights club hosts Mason Candidate believes society is becoming more accepting BY zach hardy FLAT HAT CHIEF STAFF WRITER
In a casual meet and greet hosted by newly formed LGBT group William and Larry, state congressional candidate and College of William and Mary alumnus Monty Mason ’89 spoke to students about gay rights issues Oct. 19. Mason, a Democrat, is currently running against incumbent Republican Mike Watson for the 93rd Congressional district. Mason graduated with a bachelor’s degree in government and has since remained involved with the College and its community. He currently serves as chairman of the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority and as a member of the Challenge One Strategic Planning Committee at the College. During his talk, Mason emphatically defended LGBT rights and criticized its opponents as being antiquated and intolerant. Mason said that it is paradoxical to run on platforms of job-creation and free market strategy without also believing in same-sex
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benefits for LGBT employees. “Over 50 percent of Fortune 500 companies grant benefits to same-sex partners. If we want Virginia to be an open, positive place to come live and work, then same-sex equality is a critical next step,” Mason said. He criticized his opponent Watson as being too conservative to represent a state as diverse as Virginia, as well as other politicians like gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli. Although he argued the Virginian government has become very conservative in recent years, Mason said gay rights shouldn’t be considered a Republican-Democrat issue, but a question of basic human rights. He said he feels optimistic about the movement toward equality. “People are realizing that they’re our cousins, our friends, our co-workers, our acquaintances. They’re real people,” Mason said. After giving his prepared talk, Mason opened the floor up for a casual discussion on gay rights See MASON page 3
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The Muslim Students Association celebrated Eid-al-Adha Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Sadler Center at the College of William and Mary. The event featured Turkish catering and performances by various cultural groups.
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I think that the current gender disparity exists because there is not a strong tradition of women in [the sciences], so girls grow up without role models to look up to in these fields. — Erin Goodstein ’17, an intended biology and public health major, on gender discrimination in her studies
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During Saturday’s Wallerpalooza extravaganza, patrons can enjoy a view of Waller Mill Reservoir. Many of the events take place by the 280-acre lake.
Teen charged in Hampton carnival killing mistakenly released, turns himself in
WJCC chooses consultant to oversee refurbishment at Jamestown High
A teenager charged with murder in a high-profile slaying outside the Hampton Coliseum Spring Carnival last spring was mistakenly released from custody earlier this month following a complex series of miscommunications between several agencies in two cities. He ultimately turned himself in to the authorities, the Daily Press reports.
The Williamsburg Yorktown Daily reports the Williamsburg James City County school board approved Virginia Beach-based HBA Architecture Interior Design to look into a $3.4 million refurbishment project at Jamestown High. At a WJCC school board meeting, the district hired HBA for $171,766 to oversee the project. The group will investigate and develop drawings for the building, as well as analyzing cost estimates for the project.
Nonprofits help students complete nursing program A trio of nonprofit organizations has stepped in to help the 13 participants finish the licensed practical nursing program at Lafayette High School, as reported by the Virginia Gazette. The Williamsburg Community Foundation, Stone House Presbyterian Church and the Philanthropic Educational Organization came up with a total of $7,000 to allow the students to complete their final year in the program. This comes after the community successfully fought to keep funding for a final year of the program.
City of Williamsburg hosts Wallerpalooza Oct. 26 The city of Williamsburg invites area residents and visitors to the 3rd Annual Wallerpalooza on Oct. 26 at Waller Mill Park, according to the Virginia Gazette. This family friendly fall-themed event is open to all ages for crafts, games and prizes. Among the entertainment includes a 6-hole disc golf course, a new addition this year. Returning are Giggles the Clown, face painting and balloon animals.
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History professor Betsy Konefal and Hispanic studies professor Silvia Tandeciarz have been leading undergraduate students in assisting in the Operation Condor trials. A secret alliance of Latin American military leaders during the Cold War Era, Operation Condor, attempted to eradicate communist influences in South America. The organization used kidnappings, imprisonments and torture. Students at the College of William and Mary examined various National Security Archive records to learn about the Operation. The project started as a research project but has now grown to contribute to the trials.
The Mason School of Business hosted the third annual McGlothlin Leadership Forum Oct. 9. McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows who spoke at the event included several business leaders and politicians from across the country. The discussion focused on political gridlock in Washington, the debt ceiling deadline, tort reform, health care reform, the corporate tax system and the current debt crisis in the United States Congress. In addition to American politics, the fellows also discussed other topics in business, law and politics.
EXTREEMS-QED is a new program in the William and Mary mathematics department which will allow students to research computational and statistical theory. The program is funded by an $880,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, this program will provide mathematics majors research experience in handling large data sets. What the students learn in the NSF funded program will be applicable to science, engineering and technology, since collecting large quantities of data is becoming increasingly involved in these fields.
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In its annual proposal to the Virginia state legislature, the city of Williamsburg is asking for increased support for tourism and transportation during the 2014 session. The city also looks to extend more support toward the College of William and Mary. Williamsburg Mayor Clyde Haulman said he wants to see more support given to tourism for the city and the Historical Triangle. “We are looking to increase support of tourism in the city by adjusting the sales tax on hotel rooms in
the city,” Haulman said. “We believe this will increase funds for the city to assist in supporting the tourist industry in Williamsburg. We already have a great tourist system, but we want to keep it that way.” The city also hopes to improve its transportation system. “A few years ago, we in a sense renovated the Williamsburg Trolley system to decrease lag time between stops. Now we are looking to expand the bus system and increase run times,” Haulman said. “Also, we are looking at the times in which the bus should be running, as in how late it will run and how early it will run.” Haulman said he believes expanding the city’s
transportation system will greatly help students get around the city. “The buses only run once an hour, and they’re generally irregular about being on time,” Amanda Foody ’15 said. “Having buses run more often would make it more convenient to leave campus on days when I have class, not just on weekends.” The city supports the state’s proposed plan to expand I-64 from Richmond to Newport News. The city wants to continue supporting the Virginia Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Fund, which allows Amtrak to stop in the city, as reported by the Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily. One of the Council’s requests to the state legislature
is to increase funds for the support of the College. “Two of our biggest attributes to the city are tourism and education, and we want to see to it that we support both,” Haulman said. “We want to see to it that the College is supported in whatever needs and requests they may have.” According to the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, the city is looking to increase faculty and staff salaries as well as to support construction projects on campus. “[William and Mary] students comprise a large portion of the city and give back to a lot of its activities in terms of service and participation, and I think other students would really love to see the city help out in any way for the college,” Foody said.
College comments on Common App issues College releases statement reassuring students, parents, that application deadline will not change By Brianna coviello THE FLAT HAT
High school students have used the Common Application for over 30 years, allowing students to apply to dozens of schools with a single, generic application. Recently, the Common Application upgraded its software, releasing a new version of its online application. Over 500 colleges and universities in the nation are using this online application. However, the new online application has been malfunctioning, causing panic
for students applying to college for the 2014-15 year. Technical issues with the new Common Application include the loss of official transcripts and recommendation letters, registering late or duplicate payments for individual university applications and forcing students to “log off for inactivity” for hours at a time. The essay portion of the application has also been affected, removing any indentations or spaces between words — turning a 500-word essay into an unreadable mass of letters. The College of William and Mary’s
undergraduate admissions office released a statement to reassure applicants to the College. “William & Mary is aware that many students, counselors and recommenders have encountered challenges using the new Common Application. Please know that we are monitoring the situation closely, and will make adjustments and provide added flexibility as needed,” the statement reads. “We know the Common Application staff is working diligently to fix the issues at hand. Between their hard working staff and ours, you can rest assured that every
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student’s admission materials will be in good hands, and ultimately receive the thoughtful and thorough review it deserves.”
The Common Application team has also been assuring students that they are working on having the problems fixed as soon as possible.
OTP construction causes fire drills Less women in
Fire safety inspectors say biggest violation is wrong extension cord FIRE from page 1
Professors discuss solutions
FIRE SAFETY INSPECTIONS AS OF OCT. 15
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Fire can spread and smoke can kill so quickly. When you hear [an alarm], you get out. It makes you take stock of what’s really important.
— Director of Housing Operations for Residence Life Chris Durden on fire drills
learned as early as preschool still come in handy and are as vital as ever. “Fire can spread and smoke can kill so
soundings this year is One Tribe Place. One Tribe Place’s fire alarm system is still being completed because it is a new residence hall. Although all the rooms are updated with the proper systems, alarm devices and sprinklers are still being installed in the garage. As this work is going on, sometimes wires cross or tests need to be run on the system, causing the alarms go off. Nicole Mendoza ’14, a resident of One Tribe Place, has experienced a few of the fire drills. Although she is never thrilled with dropping everything to walk to the back parking lot, she recognizes the drills are a necessary inconvenience. “It’s important that everyone knows where to go and how to exit,” Mendoza said. Another One Tribe Place resident, C. J. Dube ’16, agrees with Mendoza that it is important to know where to go. However, he finds the frequency of drills annoying. One particularly unwelcome drill came at 7 a.m. on a Friday. “I had an 8 a.m., so it wasn’t a big deal. But if it was a Tuesday [or] Thursday, I would have been furious,” Dube said. “I definitely see the importance, but the amount is kind of absurd.” Even though they can be inconvenient, fire safety officials feel it is crucial for students across campus. Fires have occurred in dorms before, such as Jefferson Hall and Preston Hall. Durden stressed that the fire safety tips
quickly,” Durden said. “When you hear [an alarm], you get out. It makes you take stock of what’s really important.”
Mason argues for LGBT equality, benefits
innate abilities. Many times comparisons are made to her male counterparts who do not associate failure with their personal abilities in their chosen field. She emphasized the importance of making a case for her students, especially if they are females. In the College’s physics department, 26 faculty members are men while four are women. Armstrong said that on the last faculty search, 14 percent of the applicants were female, matching the fraction of female faculty members within the department. He added that it could take years for a gender balance in a department to change since faculty positions don’t turn over on a regular rate. Erin Goodstein ’17 intends to major in biology and public health. She has not encountered any gender discrimination in her studies, but she recognizes the gender gap to be prevalent in the sciences. “I think that the current gender disparity exists because there is not a strong tradition of women in [the sciences], so girls grow up without role models to look up to in these fields,” Goodstein said. Both Armstrong and Novikova placed heavy emphasis on middle school and high school cultures of thought and rigor. In order to combat this, Novikova works with an outreach program that sends science students to schools to show experiments and demonstrations to young students. She ensures that close to or more than half of the students who attend are female. Armstrong also discussed existing biases that directly affect students in the classroom. Despite noting that overt sexism is effectively gone at the College, he believes it is important for people to understand this disparity. “It’s important for faculty to understand that there are often subtle, unintentional biases against certain groups [in order to] avoid treating people differently,” Armstrong said.
William and Larry hosts democratic state congressional candidate for forum, questions MASON from page 1
and other current issues. One student, Gregory Gibson ’14, asked Mason about his thoughts on the re-enfranchisement of ex-prisoners and felons. “We have the highest percent of imprisonment in the world. … Many are black males, and the majority are in for nonviolent crimes. I think we’re still talking about civil rights in this case,” Gibson said. Mason agreed and praised Gov. Bob McDonnell for fighting for felon voting rights. He then moved on to explain that he would also defend rights for the mentally ill if elected. Near the end of the event, Mason thanked William and Larry for inviting him and promised to help get the first openly gay rector of the College, Jeffery Trammel ’74, to come speak to the group in the near future. William and Larry launched this year and
hopes to grow in membership and presence on campus as an organization that promotes LGBT rights and equality. President Christian Bale ’14 said they hope to make the campus even more tolerant and open to members of sexual
orientation minorities. “We’re here to make the atmosphere tolerant and welcoming,” Bale said. “We want everyone to feel that [being gay] is not weird, it’s completely normal.”
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Democrat Monty Mason ‘89 is currently running for the 93rd district against incumbent Mike Watson, R-93.
Physics professor Irina Novikova works with outreach programs to encourage middle school girls to get involved with science.
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Keep religion out of public universities fostered, where is the line drawn? Can we segregate housing based on race? Can student clubs receive housing where residents are required to adhere to club laws? Troy University, along with colleges across the country, has lost sight of openness in an effort to create the most inclusive campus environment possible. Rather than implement FLAT HAT SPORTS EDITOR policies devoid of limitations and discrimination, institutions have adopted policies that segregate to the extreme. Hyper-identification is the newest threat to diversity. Many Bibles and beer rarely mix, and Troy University’s newly people in a campus community, from administration to opened Newman Center makes certain its residents won’t face students, identify themselves by a set of groups. Look at the the temptation. The Newman Center, built as part of a national College of William and Mary, where one student is likely to be network of Catholic student ministries, bans alcohol, mandates involved in multiple clubs, social organizations and attend all community service, and requires would-be residents to submit kinds of cultural celebrations. recommendations from ministers, school counselors or It’s becoming impossible to be considered diverse without community leaders. these organizations attached to a name. Hidden in southeast Alabama, Oh, you’re not in a group that celebrates Troy — a public university — couldn’t escape criticism from national media. Rather than implement policies some kind of culture? You’re clearly close-minded — probably incapable of The Wisconsin-based Freedom From devoid of limitations and Religion Foundation claims the discrimination, institutions have understanding diversity. The Newman Center may be the Newman Center is unconstitutional adopted policies that segregate largest move to accommodate this hyperand violates both state and federal to the extreme. identification, but it won’t be the last. Troy housing laws. has set a dangerous precedent — every In a letter sent to Troy’s Chancellor social identifier now has grounds to build Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s staff attorney Andrew Seidel cited the its own inclusive housing on college campuses. The College is primed to become more similar to Troy. Newman Center’s preference to Christian students as the basis for Language houses, albeit not strictly enforced, cater to its unconstitutionality. language enthusiasts. With over 400 clubs and countless Troy University, however, argues the Newman Center caters cultures represented, it won’t be long before one group to students and builds a more inclusive environment. The at the College finds the motivation to apply for inclusive movement is afoot across the country; the University of Illinois, Florida Tech and Texas A&M University all operate faith-oriented housing. In the case of religious groups, public institutions of higher dorms. The University of West Virginia has broken ground on a education have no right to allow such housing privileges. The Presbyterian-centered dorm, according to the Associated Press. age-old argument — separation of church and state — rears If universities and institutions of higher education truly want its head again. It’s simple: Religion does not belong in public to create all-inclusive and diverse campuses, no justification for institutions, no matter what institution. If it’s public, take the religiously-oriented housing can exist. While Troy argues the religion elsewhere. Newman Center helps to include those religiously-affiliated, it As Troy battles with critics over the Newman discriminates against those without a religious leaning. Center, colleges and universities across the country Newman Center residents must adhere to a set of rules: face an epidemic of hyper-identification. Rather than 2.50 grade point average, no alcohol or drugs and engagement accommodate every student with inclusive privileges, in semi-annual community service. And the kicker: “must be institutions need to create open policies without respectful of diversity.” discrimination or segregation. Seidel argues that “students who wish to live in the Newman The College’s administration must recognize the trend Center are required to ‘be respectful of diversity,’ but the facility started at Troy University, and ensure the campus remains itself is not respectful of diversity. Its sole purpose is to create a free of granting special rights to particular student groups. space for the devoutly religious, thereby excluding nonreligious Don’t allow hyper-identification to rule the College’s campus. and religious students who are not devout enough.” If discrimination is the means by which inclusiveness is Email Chris Weber at email@example.com.
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ender equality has come a long way since Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in 1911, when the thought of female scientists would have elicited hearty laughter from most of the scientific community. Before we start patting ourselves on the back in a fit of self-congratulation, we should realize that discrimination against women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields is still very real, only more subtle — which is why it persists. Last year, a Yale University study found that chemists, biologists and physicists of both genders were significantly more likely to hire a male when faced with a choice between job applicants of both genders and the exact same credentials. It also found that when professors were presented with imaginary applicants with identical accomplishments, they would set women applicants’ salaries about $4,000 lower than men’s. On a scale of one to seven, employers rated identical male applicants a half a point higher than females on competence and employability. It seems unlikely that the gender discrimination that exists in the professional scientific community is indigenous to that community. Given that academic life often immediately precedes professional life, it is worth considering the possibility that this discrimination has its roots in prior educational experiences. The act of encouraging (or not encouraging) children has an incalculable effect not only on their achievement but what they study later in life; it needs to be made explicit to children of both genders that they can pursue careers in science if they so choose. In high school, females take fewer higher-level math and science courses and score lower on standardized tests than males. Granted, this gap has narrowed considerably over time, but it is still wide enough to be concerning. If it is the case that this gender discrimination begins in college, then college is where it has to be stopped. The College of William and Mary should survey its male and female students majoring in STEM subjects to gauge sentiment. The women could be asked if they have ever felt that the College or academic life has discouraged their STEM pursuits, and the men could be asked how they treat their female counterparts. If the results are concerning, the College could, and should, take action to address the issue. The College should organize science programs that appeal to women. Additionally, professors, advisors and parents must not discourage their female students if they want to study STEM subjects. In order to combat gender inequality in STEM fields, we must first recognize that it exists. Once we do that, we need to start building a community that neither implicitly nor explicitly endorses the notion that only males can succeed in STEM. As Eileen Pollack aptly alludes to in her recent article in the New York Times Magazine, this means dumping the “Big Bang Theory” Sheldon-Penny dynamic in favor of a more complex, truthful one. The STEM gender gap is not a deficiency of female talent and ability, but unexploited potential.
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Given the College’s reputation for stress, Greek life provides a healthy outlet Brianna Coviello THE FLAT HAT
On the College of William and Mary’s campus, over 1,600 men and women belong to Greek life. Composed of 30 different chapters, Greek life accounts for a significant percentage of the campus population, and it only continues to grow. The numbers for this year’s formal Panhellenic sorority recruitment registration were the highest ever. Incoming freshmen are increasingly enthusiastic about joining the Greek community and having a social outlet during their four years at the College. Despite Greek life’s growing popularity, it tends to hold a bad reputation among the nonaffiliated portion of our campus. Members of Greek life attempt to include non-Greek members in various social activities, such as philanthropic events on campus. Students need more social outlets to get away from the books
and develop the necessary social skills for adulthood. With such a strong showing at the College, why do some students view Greek life participation with a negative outlook? Every member of the Tribe can agree that the academic workload for students at the College is intense and expectations are high. We attend an extremely competitive academic institution, one famous for its “Swem Stampedes.” Shouldn’t we, as a student body, be trying to find some sort of an outlet on the weekends away from academia’s demands? Earl Gregg Swem Library closes at 8 p.m. for a reason Friday and Saturday nights — for students to get away from the books and socialize. AMPsponsored events like “Screen on the Green” once in a blue moon just aren’t enough for a student to properly relax and obtain solid social skills. As a member of the Greek community, I generally feel like those who are not involved with Greek life tend to look down upon members of sororities and fraternities. In my freshman dorm, I was one of three girls on a hall of 28 who went Greek; clearly, our hall as a whole had no interest in sorority
recruitment. The three of us pledging sororities would constantly overhear our hall mates sitting in the lounge mocking how “pointless” and “shallow” sorority life is, but most importantly how we were merely “paying for friends.” The irony of the entire situation was that by sophomore year, roughly 15 of those 25 girls who used to sit in the lounge and put down Greek life participated in formal sorority recruitment; those girls are now 15 of the 1,600 plus members of William and Mary Greek life. Why the initial negative outlook? Being a member of William and Mary Greek life is much more than the occasional food tab at the delis. You are a member of a separate community on campus, one with philanthropic, scholastic and social goals. Greek life here allows students to find a balance in college, which will be helpful for balancing life later in adulthood. This balance from being a member of a sorority is an undoubted release from being a TWAMP, a title that everyone can use a break from every now and then. Email Brianna Coviello at bmcoviello@ email.wm.edu.
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Ric Moss and his cloven-hooved companions take over DoG Street BY MARIE POLICASTRO THE FLAT HAT
Flanked by his gaggle of pet goats, Newport News native Ric Moss loves to frequent Colonial Williamsburg. He owns four goats in total, and each is named after a Star Wars character. During the weekly Farmers Market, tourists stop to take notice of Han, Luke and Darth trotting around the white tents lining Duke of Gloucester Street. Unfortunately, this particular Saturday, Moss lacked his eldest and most dominant goat, Yoda. Moss and his entourage often create quite a stir when they are out in public. The re-enactors of Colonial Williamsburg have grown to appreciate the presence of Moss and his goats. He has become a recognizable fixture of the Colonial Williamsburg community. Even students at the College of William and Mary have taken notice
of Moss and his goats. Last month, there was even a post on the infamous Facebook group “Overheard at William and Mary.” A student posted a picture of Moss and his goats with the caption, “Overseen in CW: man walking his goat on a Sunday morning.” A slew of comments from other students at the College indicated that Moss had gained many new fans and acquaintances. “Ric the Goat Man was very friendly and kind,” Kelly Reagan ’16 said of her experience meeting Moss. Reagan was a commenter on the “Overheard” post. Moss enjoys walking his goats because people often approach him to pet the goats and to talk with him about the animals. They are great conversation starters and attract plenty of tourists. According to Moss, people love taking pictures of and with the goats. Moss’s wife even made up business cards with
his email address for him to hand out so that people can send him the pictures they take. “It’s amazing the stories I get from [the] people [I meet],” Moss said. Moss has met tourists from nearly every continent because of their interest in his goats. Some visitors tell him stories about eating goat as a delicacy in their homeland. This culinary fact is actually the reason why Moss came to acquire so many goats. He spotted his first pet at the Tractor Supply Company store. Yoda was being sold for his meat rather than for his potential as a pet. “[He was] a handsome fella and I couldn’t imagine someone eating him,” Moss said. Yoda needed company to be happy, so Luke came along next. Darth was procured at an animal swap. Han was acquired just a few weeks ago. Moss has reached his maximum number of goats,
he said, or else his wife will run him out of the house. All of Moss’s goats are purely domestic pets and are behaviorally similar to his Shih-poo dog, Zara. Moss also keeps chickens, which the goats love to chase around the yard. When asked what “the boys’” favorite activity is, Moss chuckled. “Their favorite hobby is breakfast and dinner,” he said. Moss boasts that his goats are quite intelligent. Recently, Yoda figured out how to get into the containers in which Moss stores their food. According to Moss, Purina makes excellent goat chow. In addition to dog food and Tupperware, the goats also nosh on leaves, grass and bushes. Each goat has his own personality. Darth is known to be the loner of the group. Alpha-goat Yoda tends to dominate the others and often gets competitive and jealous when he is not
the center of attention. Moss has the strongest connection with Yoda, the goat he’s had the longest. When Moss comes home from work, Yoda comes running up to Moss and pushes him, encouraging Moss to pet him, just as a dog would. “[My goats] are very social,” Moss said. “They try to see who’s the most dominant.” The many dogs that frequent DoG Street often challenge the goats’ quest for dominance. Moss’s goats have been known to occasionally try to head-butt the dogs. For the most part, however, Moss’s goats are friendly. If you take a picture, he’ll hand you a business card and ask you to send the pictures to his e-mail address. He encourages visitors and locals to approach him and meet his pets. He will most likely engage in charming conversation with you as you pet and play with his goats.
Shut down the club, not the government
My own startling, dramatic confession, partying with Joe Biden and our future according to Russell Brand
I would like to make a confession. It’s more shocking than Usher’s 2004 confession that he was having a baby by a woman that he barely even knew. More shocking than Jersey Shore’s cancellation. Friends, it is even more shocking than the Hospitality House’s transformation into a dorm — and who saw that coming? The truth is, it was me. I caused the government shutdown. It was all just a miscommunication. I wish I could attribute it to AT&T’s deficient cellular service in Williamsburg, but this time, I cannot. Just over two weeks ago, I got a call from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner. Yes, we chat from time to time. During most calls, we share gossip, talk pumpkin
live to regret. Okay, I’m pulling your leg. I do not know John Boehner personally, and I did not cause the government shutdown. Even if I did cause the shutdown, what were you going to do about it? Tweet me your political opinion? No one is scared of your sassy tweets. Especially not the College of William and Mary’s financial
Let’s just say there is a reason behind Joe Biden’s permanent smile.
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bread recipes, and make “Scandal” predictions, but this time there was a grave tone to his voice. There was no trace of his former jovial self when he asked me, “Zoe, do you think we should do it? Should we shut it down?” Well, obviously I thought he was talking about shutting down the club. Seriously, Boehner loves a good throw down. I would tell you about the house party he threw at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, but I get a little “government cheese” — also known as “student loans” — to keep quiet. Let’s just say there is a reason behind Joe Biden’s permanent smile. Anyway, Johnny and I had always considered going club hopping together in D.C., so when he asked for my thoughts on shutting it down, I was slightly offended that he was going out while I was stuck in Williamsburg for midterm season. But, I did not let my jealousy stop him. I just wanted to show my friend support, so instead I giggled with excitement and said, “Gosh, you are such a ham! Of course! Go shut it down! Make sure you snap chat me and let me know how it goes!” Words I will definitely
aid office, which is just asking to get bullied on Twitter come FAFSA season. But really, what could you do? Congress members caused the government shutdown, still have their jobs, and aren’t even trying to assuage the American people. Can they at least send over an Edible Arrangement for the trouble? The truth is no one cares who caused the government shutdown. If
we did care, do you think any of those politicians would still be in office? Here’s a simple analogy: A few months ago, my Gateway laptop crashed, and I was left with a hunk of useless metal and $700 in financial ruin. Sure, laptops crash all the time, but do they crash after only three years of use the way my Gateway did? Not often. I know people who have used the same Mac laptop for six or more years and it works like they bought the computer yesterday. So, will I ever buy a Gateway computer again? Absolutely not. I care that Gateway caused me stress, and I never want to deal with its tomfoolery again. This is the only logical decision to make after such events. When something does not work, we fix it and do our best to ensure that the actions that lead to the destruction cannot happen again. Let’s apply the same logic to the government shutdown. On a scale of one to Russell Brand hosting the Video Music Awards (twice), how terrible of a job are we doing applying this logical theory? I would venture to say a solid ten. That is, we are about to let Russell Brand take the stage for the third time. Please, God, no.
Of course, I do not expect every member of Congress to face immediate expulsion from office when they don’t do their jobs well. That is unrealistic. When have people ever gotten fired over poor job performance? However, with the same players and rules in Congress, we are guaranteed another shutdown. Maybe it won’t happen for another five, 10 or 20 years, but I can guarantee it will be before Miley Cyrus is finished twerking. Speaking of Cyrus, her own infamous words “we run things, things don’t run we,” featured in “We Can’t Stop,” are applicable to this situation. Congress members take their cues from “we the people.” Let’s pay close attention in the next Congressional elections. If we see anyone who resembles a current member of Congress in any way (hair style, taste in music, political opinions, etc.), let’s go ahead and vote no. Only then, by actually removing the problem, can we hope to avoid another shutdown. And hopefully Congress will be apologetic enough to send over some $50 fruit baskets. Zoe Johnson is a Confusion Corner columnist and John Boehner’s BFF.
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A Haunting on DoG Street The Flat Hat investigates the
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Welcome to historic Williamsburg’s boulevard of restless phantoms BY AINE CAIN FLAT HAT VARIETY EDITOR
If you plan to stay at the Ludwell Paradise House overnight, don’t expect a good night’s sleep. It’s difficult to get proper shuteye while the ghost of an insane woman splashes and laughs manically in the next room. According to local legend, that’s just ‘Loony’ Lucy Ludwell Paradise, continuing her legacy of madness from beyond the grave. Lucy was born into the gentile Virginian Ludwell family toward the end of the 18th century. From an early age, she demonstrated disturbing violent tendencies, forcing her parents to send her to England in fear of her embarrassing the family at home. Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Walking Tour guide Clare Britcher recommends against attempting contact with such a temperamental — and potentially violent — spirit. “Lucy Ludwell Paradise is a ghost who in life was mentally ill, and apparently in death, she continues to be insane,” Britcher said. “Lucy is an example of why I am no ghost hunter and why I think people need to be a little cautious about such things. Crazy is unpredictable.” In England, Lucy married scholar John Paradise, who died soon into the marriage. Shortly afterward, the widow returned to Williamsburg in a hurry — she was shunned by polite society after dumping the scalding contents of a teapot on a gentleman’s head in London. She quickly alienated Virginian society with her snobby attitude and penchant for stealing. Lucy was also known to bathe
excessively, five or six times a day. The final straw came when she began entertaining Williamsburg residents with her infamous carriage rides — which consisted of servants pulling a coach around the back porch of her house. Lucy would eagerly point out at the window at notable English landmarks, as her guests watched in terror. She was committed to a mental asylum around 1812 and would never return to her home on the Duke of Gloucester Street — as a living person, anyhow. ‘Loony’ Lucy is just one of the many specters haunting DoG Street. Longtime ghost tour guide Heidi Hartwiger — who has been a guide with Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Walking Tour for 18 years — described one late night encounter with what appeared to be a Colonial Williamsburg re-enactor. As her tour group walked by the Wythe House, she watched a woman in servant garb melt into the door. “I thought I would go into cardiac arrest,” Hartwiger said. “The little boy who had been my buddy all evening kept saying, ‘Miss Heidi, Miss Heidi, where’d that woman go?’ Then with the most profound answer that any spooks person had ever given, I said, ‘I think she went inside.’” Hartwiger has come across this ghost multiple times in her career as a guide. She noted that local ghost author L.B. Taylor believes the phantom to be a “worrier” — perhaps a servant attempting to organize dinner for late company. A former student at the College of William and Mary, Adam Stackhouse ’04 became an independent ghost tour guide primarily because he enjoyed
wandering through Colonial Williamsburg on fall evenings. One incident at the Wythe House left him questioning the possibility of the paranormal. After performing the customary “shoe-and-chant-deal” on the steps of the house, the crowd shifted strangely outside. Several startled members of the group claimed that they had been shoved to the side. “Looking down from the steps it was like a thick semicircle of people with a big open area suddenly appearing where Lady Anne would have run down the sidewalk,” Stackhouse said in an email. “I think there’s justification for the vast majority of the knocks and lights you might encounter on any tour, but that one moment really stuck with me moving forward.” However, not all of the ghosts of DoG Street manifest themselves in such alarming ways. One of Hartwiger’s favorite places to bring her tour group is the Bruton Parish Cemetery. Little Matty Whaley and his ghostly playmates are said haunt the graveyard and the Palace Green. Matty’s mother eventually founded a school in honor of her nine-year-old son that would eventually give rise to modern Williamsburg’s Matthew Whaley School. “Often on the Palace Green people feel a pinch or a tickle or a pony tail gets tugged,” Hartwiger said. “We know it is Little Matty. The old timers I have talked to over the years tell me that just before sunset in the summer down near the Governor’s Palace listen carefully to the mockingbirds. They are not singing other bird songs — as mockingbirds will do — they are singing the laughter of children.”
A Muscarelle Museum of Art-sponsored Glenn Close movie night was held for students on Sun. Oct. 20. Students watched “The Big Chill” while treats were provided for attendees.
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The Two Character Play: A spartan, powerful production
Student director Kelsey Schneider presents her intricate version of one of Tennessee Williams’s darkest, most obscure works BY KAYLA SHARPE THE FLAT HAT
“To play with fear is to play with fire,” or is it much, much worse? This weekend the Studio Theater of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall became a vortex of palpable emotion and delusion in “The Two Character Play.” Written by Tennessee Williams in 1972, “The Two Character Play” is seldom performed, making it a unique challenge for student director Kelsey Schneider ’14. After being abandoned by their theater troupe, sibling acting duo Felice, played by Robin Crigler ’14, and Clare, played by Taylor Schwabe ’15, struggle to come to terms with their desperate isolation and the violent deaths of their parents. Having to rely on each other, they soon realize that getting lost in the play may mean losing your mind. Crigler and Schwabe tackled the complexities
of the play with aplomb. They displayed extreme commitment to portraying multiple characters at once, as Felice and Clare try to distinguish between their own identities and those of their characters. Both actors worked well off each other’s energies to portray awkwardness, conflict and engaging character development. Aside from a few dragging moments, their quick transitions between slow, halting conversation and fast-paced, climatic discords laced with passive aggressive and even comical subtext, served to further blur the lines between reality and insanity. Crigler demonstrated a great range of ability as his character transformed from a nervous and agitated older brother desperately trying to shelter his sister from the harsh realities of the world, to a vehement force determined to expand her boundaries. Schwabe exuded a strong identity as she broke free from the brother’s protectiveness and
attempted to reach out into the world, only to be confined by her own fears. Her dynamism played well off her partner’s and added a great deal of intensity to the production. The show’s technical maneuverings ran smoothly. Lighting designed by Sunny Vinsavich ’15 cast dynamic shadows across the stage and smooth transitions between onstage and offstage as well as interior and exterior lighting lent a sense of solidity to an otherwise confounding play. Sound designed by Jess Hoover ’15 was clear and precise. A consistent audience murmur added to the show’s believability and helped to set the scene without causing distraction. The set itself correlated to the atmosphere of the Studio Theater. Spartan set pieces did not detract from the complexity of the plot and allowed for maximum maneuverability of the actors, whilst scenic design by Cara Katrinak provided a nice balance of light and dark. The close proximity of
the audience to the stage itself allowed Crigler and Schwabe to project dynamic facial expressions, body language and diction. Makeup was appropriate for the close proximity of the theater while costumes designed by Madeline Dippold reflected both characters’ inherent personalities in relation to their frazzled and twisted states of mind. “The Two Character Play” is a testament to the dominance of fear and confinement over the human psyche. The director, cast and crew undertook the intricacy of what is one of Tennessee Williams’s most beautiful plays with dedication and prowess. The magnitude of the performance was balanced by the relatable sentiment of a brother and sister who find strength in their familial bond to one another, but can only achieve solace if they manage to come to terms with their troubled past before their beloved theater becomes their tomb.
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Tribe can’t follow win
No. 15 ODU bests College 4-0
BY SAMANTHA COHEN THE FLAT HAT
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Sophomore Leanna Eisenmann finished sixth overall in the CNU invitaitonal with a time of 23:05 for the 6,000 meter race, pacing her squad to the overall title with a score of 49 .
Stites leads Tribe to eighth College’s second team captures overall title in CNU Invitational
BY CHRIS WEBER FLAT HAT SPORTS EDITOR A William and Mary took to the road Saturday, splitting its runners between the Pre-National Invitational and the Christopher Newport University Invitational. The second team swept the CNU Invitational in Newport News. Sophomore All-American Emily Stites highlighted the No. 21 College women’s first team’s eighth place finish in the Pre-National Invitational in Portland, Ore. The men’s first team finished 31st, beating nine higher-ranked teams. Stites, who outpaced her peers for two national championships as a freshman, finished in 20 minutes and 17 seconds, good for eighth overall in the 6,000-meter race. Senior All-American Elaina Balouris crossed the line seconds behind
Stites at 20:24, claiming 12th overall. Five other Tribe runners finished before the 22-minute mark, helping the College finish ahead of three higher-ranked programs. In a heated competition at the top, No. 5-ranked Georgetown took the overall title in the women’s division. On the men’s side, junior Rad Gunzenhauser ran a 24:42 to finish 112th overall in the 8,000-meter race, passing 29 runners in the final 3,000 meters. Freshman Trevor Sleight, junior Nathaniel Hermsmeier and sophomore Ryan Gousse rounded out the Tribe’s top100 finishers. As a team, the College beat Kentucky, Liberty and Wake Forest to finish fourth among the Southeast Region teams. No. 2-ranked Colorado won the overall men’s competition, defeating host Oregon.
In Newport News, the women’s second team claimed first place. Although the College tied Mount St. Mary’s with 49 points, the Tribe won thanks to a better finish from the No. 6 runner. The sixth runner’s position only counts as a tiebreak in the case of a tie between the team’s top five runners. Sophomore Leanna Eisenman crossed the line first for the Tribe and sixth overall, taking 23:05 to finish the 6,000-meter course. Senior Lauren Strapp and junior Heather Clagett each finished ahead of the 24-minute mark, good for ninth and 10th place overall. The Tribe placed two in the topfive and four in the top 10 to narrowly beat Virginia Commonwealth for the Division I title, 33-36. Sophomore Jacob Sears finished the 8,000 meters in 25:35 to pace the College. Sears trailed the Ram’s Mohamed
Adam by nine seconds, crossing the line second. Freshman Tom Feeney finished fourth with a 26:01, followed by fellow freshman Nick Tyrey’s sixthplace 26:04 run. Sophomore David Pennesi rounded out the Tribe’s top-10 finishers, crossing the line in 26:18 for ninth overall. The College’s cross country program will have two weeks to prepare for the Colonial Athletic Association Championships, held at Towson Nov. 2. The men’s side enters its 14th season as defending conference champions, looking to win an unprecedented 14th consecutive conference title. The women, who won both the cross country and track and field conference titles last season, look to win a second consecutive conference championship.
After shocking in-state rival No. 5 Virginia 2-1 Oct. 13, William and Mary entered Friday’s match against No. 15 Old Dominion with a world of confidence. Seventy minutes later, with the College staring at a four-goal deficit, any sense of momentum had evaporated. The Monarchs (8-6, 4-1 Big East) out-shot the College (6-8, 2-1 CAA) 12-2 in the first period. Starting redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Cate Johnson, who performed impressively against U.Va., staved off several shots on goal en route to recording five saves in the first 35 minutes. Despite the Tribe defense holding strong against the Monarchs’ aggressive offense most of the first half, the last minute saw the Monarch’s forward Rosario Villagra score off a penalty corner after the ball rebounded off of Johnson’s pads. “We were flat coming out. We went more defensive,” head coach Tess Ellis said. “We sort of sat back and waited for them and when we had opportunities to put the ball in the back of the net we didn’t take those chances and finish them.” The Monarchs kept up an aggressive offensive front in the second period, wearing down the College’s defenders. Sophomore goalkeeper Meredith Savage replaced Johnson, but allowed three goals on eight shots. “Their skills were sharper and they were more determined to get to the ball than we were. That was probably the huge difference,” Ellis said. Monarch forwards Villagra and Emily Harting each scored two goals. Villagra’s second shot hit the cage 10 minutes into the second period before Harting scored off a penalty corner 53 minutes into the game. Harting added her second goal off a penalty stroke in the 57th minute. After the Tribe’s celebrated victory against highlyranked Virginia, Friday’s loss served as a sobering wake-up call for the College. “The difference between the Virginia game and the ODU game, I think, was that ODU was prepared for us. They knew we would try to play an aggressive stall against them. I think U.Va. were caught a little unaware by how quick our team was upfront and we were able to put a lot of pressure on their backfield,” Ellis said. The College faces conference-foe Drexel Friday, and Ellis plans to work on communication amongst the offensive and defensive lines. “With Drexel being a conference game it certainly steps up our level of play because if we want to make conference this year we have to take care of business, which is winning our next three conference games,” Ellis said. “I think the pressure is on the team to come together after a big loss to Old Dominion, and to just rally and go back to our strong basics and work together more as a unit.” The College travels to Drexel Friday for its fourth Colonial Athletic Association game of the season, looking to improve on its 2-1 record in conference play. The game is set to begin at 7 p.m.
College’s CAA winning-streak concludes at home to UNC-W Casey surrenders three goals against Seahawks in Senior Night defeat after Tribe beats CofC Friday W. SOCCER from page 8
“What we have going for us is our chemistry. We know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and play to those,” Heck said. The dominant performance Friday made the Tribe’s Sunday defeat all the more jarring. UNC-W scored in the 17th minute, when Seahawks forward Katrina Guillou drew a foul and nailed the ensuing penalty kick to stake the visitors to a 1-0 advantage. The Seahawks dominated possession for the remainder of the half, holding the Tribe to just two shots before halftime. Head coach John Daly was particularly rankled by the College’s first half performance. “We can’t play half a game. We didn’t play in the first half,” Daly told Tribe Athletics. “We started very slowly, we were slow in the midfield. The key goal was the [penalty kick]; if that doesn’t go in, I feel sure that would go in and we’d win it. That’s the way it goes.” The trouble continued for the Tribe in the second half, as UNC-W’s Morgan Leyble scored a second goal before the College could even attempt a second-half shot. The strike gave the Seahawks a 2-0 lead in the 50th minute and forced the Tribe to ramp up its pressure to create chances. The College responded well, mustering a staggering eight shots on goal in just 11
minutes of play. One shot hit the crossbar, a second hit the right post, two were deflected by defenders, and four more were stopped by goalie Carolyn Huddy, who finished with seven saves. By the time Dani Rutter’s ontarget header was deflected by a Seahawks defender, UNC-W had survived the onslaught and the upset bid grew more realistic. The Seahawks added a final goal in the 89th minute, when midfielder Moa Jari charged into the box unopposed and fired a shot past Casey to make the score 3-0. The Tribe was desperately working to score and, unprepared for the counterattack, watched the Seahawks seal the upset win. The Tribe out-shot the Seahawks 18-15 but was unable to pose any real scoring threat for extended stretches of the game, amassing a mere four shots on goal. The defeat made for a disappointing home finale, marring the senior sendoff. The conference tournament starts November 3rd and the Tribe is in pole position in the hunt for the number one seed. The College will travel to Hofstra Friday night, then continue north to Boston for a Sunday showdown with Northeastern. Northeastern holds a 5-1 record in the conference and is the only team that stands between the College and a top seed in the conference tournament.
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Junior midfielder Emory Camper scored her ninth goal of the season against the Cougars, third-best in the conference so far.
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College flattened in Maine
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Redshirt freshman Kendell Anderson rushed for a score and a team-high 53 yards Saturday. The College used six runners to amount 130 total yards and two scores in the loss.
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Senior quarterback Michael Graham was benched in the fourth quarter.
Tribe offense struggles without Abdul-Saboor, defense allows 34 in loss
BY JACK POWERS FLAT HAT SPORTS EDITOR William and Mary can only hope its Homecoming game next week against James Madison will be half as successful as its outing at Maine Saturday. Arguably the best team in the Colonial Athletic Association, No. 14 Maine came into Saturday’s contest with a 5-1 record, the only blemish coming from a 35-21 loss at Northwestern. The Tribe (4-3, 1-2 CAA) narrowly missed upset bids against West Virginia and Villanova earlier in the season, but merely served as Homecoming fodder for the Black Bears Saturday, falling 34-20. “Bottom line was we got beat by a very, very good team today,” head coach Jimmye Laycock said. “I thought Maine came out very well and took it to us from the beginning. We didn’t play very well, that’s for sure.” The game’s outcome was predictable at the half-way mark: The Black Bears led 24-7, and the Tribe offense showed little sign of being able to surmount the deficit. Even the College’s rousing touchdown
before the break only came about due to two opportune Maine penalties which extended the drive. The twin pillars of the College’s success this season were conspicuously absent Saturday. With star sophomore running back Mikal Abdul-Saboor out with a knee injury, the Tribe’s rushing attack was blunted and garnered 133 yards on the ground, most coming late in the game with no chance of a win. Similarly, Maine’s offense made the Tribe’s normally stellar veteran defense look porous and intimidated. Time and again, Tribe defenders missed open-field tackles against Black Bears skill-position players. Maine quarterback Marcus Wasilewski led the way for the Black Bears in front of a sold-out Homecoming crowd. Rushing for 71 yards and throwing for 192 yards on a 16-of-22 performance, Wasilewski carved up the Tribe’s defense with his arm and legs. Wasilewski’s passing proficiency was well distributed: Three Maine receivers notched over four completions in the game. Only junior wide receiver Tre McBride could say the same for the Tribe. “He’s a good quarterback, not only
just the fact that he can run and throw,” Laycock said. “He made good decisions in the passing game and didn’t turn it over.” Increasingly embattled senior quarterback Michael Graham, having started all of the College’s seven games, had his worst statistical outing of the season. His 58 yards throwing were even worse than his total against Villanova, a game in which he didn’t play the entire second half because of concussion symptoms. Graham entered halftime having completed just 2 passes for 23 yards; in short, it was no surprise that the College trailed Maine 24-7 after the first half. Graham’s finest play came late in the third quarter, when he scrambled for 27 yards to set up the Tribe’s second touchdown. “The offense clearly wasn’t very sharp today,” Laycock said. Allowing 11.8 points a game, the College entered the contest with No. 1 scoring defense in the CAA. Time and again, however, Maine bullied their way through the Tribe defense en route to easy scores. Maine’s 24 points at halftime tied West Virginia in the season-opener for most points allowed by the College
defense in an entire game, a mark quickly surpassed in the third quarter. In the first possession of the game, Maine set the tempo for what was to follow. Wasilewski’s fumble on the Tribe’s one-yard line was recovered by two Black Bears’ linemen for a touchdown, capping off a four-minute, 80-yard scoring drive. Maine’s offense kept the Tribe defense off balance, which led to seemingly effortless scores. After a quick Tribe punt, the Black Bears made a return trip to the end zone, an area they familiarized themselves with all game, increasing their advantage to 14-0 with two minutes left in the first quarter. Maine’s lead widened to 24 before the Tribe offense could answer. Freshman tailback Kendell Anderson’s one-yard touchdown run on the heels of a 53-yard drive gave the College some hope heading into halftime — hope that was deflated shortly after the second half got underway. Two Graham incompletions led to a three-and-out possession for the Tribe to open up proceedings following the break. After Tribe punter John Carpenter sent the ball downfield, the Black Bears picked
up right where they left off in the first half. Marching down the gullet of the College defense, their 59-yard touchdown drive was rounded out by a jump-ball heave into the end zone, a contest in which the Tribe secondary lost. The College would go on to score two more touchdowns, but the possibility of a real comeback was precluded early in the third quarter. Junior running back Keith McBride garnered his first touchdown of the season to kick off the fourth quarter. Senior quarterback Brent Caprio registered the College’s third touchdown of the day with just over a minute left on a short completion to McBride, good for McBride’s third of the season. Entering the game with just over 10 minutes on the clock, Caprio outshined Graham. Similar to the performance against Villanova, Caprio provided an immediate jolt to the Tribe’s offense, throwing for 91 yards. However, Laycock announced Monday that Graham will retain his starting job for next week. The College will host James Madison next week at 3:30 p.m. for the annual Homecoming game.
Unbeaten streak snapped College eases past Northeastern Seahawks’ strong second half effort upends Casey, Tribe
BY MICK SLOAN FLAT HAT ASSOC. SPORTS EDITOR
William and Mary’s 12-game win streak finally ended Sunday, when the Tribe lost its second game of a two-match weekend at Martin Family Stadium. The Tribe (8-2-4, 5-1 CAA) fell to visiting UNC-Wilmington Sunday afternoon after dominating the College of Charleston 5-1 Friday night. The loss sullied the Tribe’s undefeated record in the Colonial Athletic Association. At 5-1, the College sits in a three-way tie atop the conference standings and will likely need to win its final two regular season matches to earn the top seed in the upcoming CAA Tournament. The weekend could hardly have started better for the Tribe, which exploded for five goals on Friday night. The College’s first score came in the 31st minute, when senior forward Dani
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Rutter corralled sophomore forward Barbara Platenburg’s deflected shot and sent a perfect strike into the net. Although it was the only Tribe goal of the first half, William and Mary’s strong defense ensured that the College went into halftime with the goal advantage. In the second half, the Tribe dominated the Cougars in every facet of the match. The College struck again in the 50th minute, when sophomore midfielder Katie Johnston’s cross into the box was deflected into the net by a Cougar defender for an own goal. The two-goal lead allowed the Tribe to increase its offensive pressure, keeping the Cougars pinned in their own end. “We definitely clicked in the attacking third; we had good passes, and we had some really great finishes today,” Rutter said. Just seven minutes later, the Tribe scored again when sophomore midfielder Nicole Baxter took a smooth cross from Rutter and fired a shot into the opposite corner of the goal to move the score to 3-0. The Tribe extended its lead in the 60th and 69th minute, when two Cougar turnovers set up open shots for junior forward Emory Camper. Although the Cougars finally found a goal off a free kick in the 82nd minute, their attack was largely helpless against an aggressive Tribe defense. Senior defender Ali Heck was pleased with the team’s ability to shut down the Cougars’ offense. See W. SOCCER page 7
Phillips records second consecutive shutout in 1-0 win BY YONNIE IYOB FLAT HAT STAFF WRITER Life is simple with a good goalkeeper. William and Mary (7-3-1, 2-1-0 CAA) recorded its fifth victory in six matches to defeat Northeastern (6-5-3, 3-1-1 CAA) 1-0. Redshirt freshman Mac Phillips recorded his third straight shutout to increase his mark to seven on the season, tops in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Tribe took control of the game from the start. Just 46 seconds into the game, sophomore forward Jackson Eskay sent a header toward the goal. Sophomore midfielder Ryan Flesch positioned himself to receive the ball and scored a goal into the lower right corner. The goal brought the score to 1-0 and was good for Flesch’s first goal of the season. Before the half ended, the Huskies generated a few opportunities. The Huskie’s forward Terrance Carter attempted to fire a shot on goal, but a Tribe defender was able to block the attempt. The ball then rebounded to the Huskies’ midfielder Dante Marini, however his ball harmlessly sailed wide. In the 14th minute, Marini was once again pushing the ball and attempted another shot. Unsurprisingly, Phillips was there to make the stop. At the halftime mark, the Tribe held a firm 1-0 advantage with the pace of play remaining neutral. Although the College had the lead, the Huskies were able to equal the Tribe in shots, five, and shots on goal, two, for the half.
Redshirt freshman keeper Mac Phillips won his fourth CAA Rookie of the Week honor. Phillips leads the conference with seven shutouts and a 0.59 goals against average. — Flat Hat Sports Editor Chris Weber
Coming out of halftime, the College looked to put its lead beyond the grasp of the Husky offense. The Tribe began with two shots on goal within the first two minutes of the second half. The first shot came from junior forward Josh West but Huskie’s goalkeeper Dylan Faber stonewalled his attempt. The second try came after a corner kick, but Faber saved Eskay’s header. Phillips continued his stellar season during the rest of the second half for the College. The keeper made a key save on a dangerous shot from Carter in the 48th minute and 54th minute, keeping his shutout intact. Phillips totaled six saves on the night for the Tribe, holding the Huskies’ at bay throughout the game. Phillips has not allowed a goal in 330 minutes of play. While the Huskies actually held an advantage in shots, 15-11, over the course of the match, the Tribe secured the close loss. The College did lead the match in shots on goal, 7-6, but it only took one shot, 46 seconds into the game, for the Tribe to notch enough goals for Phillips to deliver the victory. The College continues CAA play when Hofstra comes to Martin Family Stadium Saturday, Oct 26. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Published on Oct 22, 2013