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Performers Shine at HVCC’s Got Talent!

Winning performer “Lyric” is judged on singing abilities. The judges’ panel to the left consists of Hudsonian Managing Editor, Temba “Every Day” Knowles; Chair of the Academic Senate and Hudsonian adviser, Rachel Bornn; “Tanch” from Hot 99.1, and Hudsonian Editor-in-Chief, Martin Robinson. Luis Roldan The Hudsonian organized and sponsored the news organization’s first annual talent show. Hosted by comedian Teddy Boo and Zach “Baby Face” Hitt, HVCC’s Got Talent featured performers around the college community who showed off their talents to the audience and panel of judges including on-air personality Tanch, from Hot 99.1. All proceeds from this event will go towards breast cancer research.

Sunny Day on Campus

College Honors Those Who Passed Away

GREG KLUSACEK STAFF WRITER

On Monday, April 1, the college hosted a memorial service in the BTC, honoring those in the campus community who have died recently. Many of the guests, who were family and friends of the deceased, came to the service and said that it was genuinely comforting. Cylon George, the campus Chaplain, led the service for his first time at HVCC in four prayers. He also sung two hymns, “On Eagles’ Wings,” as well as “The Power of Your Love.” George said the service was “touching (because) the families were moved and I’m glad they shared their stories.” He continued, “I hope everyone found the service comforting and I’m so glad the college organized it.” After George read each name Students walk around campus, enjoying the record high temperatures on April 16. in eulogy, a friend or family Martin Robinson member went up to the front of

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the room and placed a flower into a bouquet next to the podium. George then asked anyone who wanted to speak about the departed to do so. Joshua Brisbin’s father stood up at this time and read a poem that Josh wrote a week before his death. Ricardo Martinez, Lonnie Martinez’s cousin, stood up and shared that it was a pleasure to watch Lonnie growing up and that he always tried to help others to make the right decisions. Jared Brenz’s parents and brother also came to the memorial. When the time came to share his story, Jared’s brother, Josh, stood up. He told how important friends and helping others was to Jared and how Jared always said that good actions always come back around. After the service, the congregation went from the auditorium to the BTC meeting room where there were different

types of refreshments. “It was very, very rewarding and spiritual,” Alice Rotella said. Kenneth White, Philip Rotella’s friend and Iraqi war veteran added, “It really makes you enjoy the little things and be happy with what you have.” Kevin Brenz, Jared’s father, said that “The service was nice… we appreciate the student and staff support.” He also said, “on Williams Road, there is a memorial cross in memory of Jared…to pay their respects and remember Jared’s life.” Melissa Brenz said, “[I]t was the most beautiful service and it really touched [everyones heart’s].” Ricardo Martinez said, “I appreciated all of it; the singing, the time to set up. I feel that everyone who passed away (are) not forgotten and the service helped them all to be remembered in a very positive way.”

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April 17, 2012

OpenCourseWare Allows Free Access Many Colleges’ Course Materials

FATIMA HUSSAIN STAFF WRITER Course materials from thousands of colleges across the country, including MIT, Yale, and Berkeley, are available online as OpenCourseWare (OCW) for free use by the public. Anyone, student or non-student, has access to the lecture notes, exams, and other resources of any college that offers OCW. “I’ve used [OCW] in the past and it can be a lifesaver if you end up with a lousy teacher or just want a different set of notes,” said Thomas Woods, Individual Studies freshman. The OCW movement started over a decade ago but its use has

become more widespread in recent years. An increasing number of schools are participating, so any student looking for a free way to learn has plenty of options. The very first American school to upload course materials as OCW was MIT in 2002. Since then, MIT has made available resources from over two thousand actual courses to the public. These resources, available at ocw.mit.edu, include reading lists and discussion topics for most courses, as well as lecture notes, homework problems, and exams for many courses. Some multimedia resources are also available, such as video recordings of classes.

“You’d be surprised how much stuff you can find online if you really want to. Open materials can’t exactly get you a degree but now there’s nothing standing in the way of you and knowledge anymore,” said Sarah Spencer, senior Individual Studies. While MIT OpenCourseWare consists primarily of notes and such, Yale’s OCW offers a bigger collection of video recordings of actual classes. About two dozen introductory course classes are openly available on YouTube. Other colleges all across the country are also offering OCW resources. Stanford offers all of its engineering courses’ materials online, while Buffalo State offers

Journalist Mark McGuire Will Visit Campus on April 24 the campus on Tuesday April 24. During that day, he will visit two classes, share lunch with a small As part of the HVCC group of students, faculty, and READS program, local journalist/ employees, and deliver a lecture columnist Mark McGuire will visit to the entire community with a dessert reception to follow. The lecture will take place in the BTC Auditorium at 1:00 p.m.with the reception to follow right outside the auditorium. McGuire is originally from Long Island, but for the past 20 years, he has worked as a senior writer at the Albany Times Union. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University, McGuire began his journalism career at the LeaderHerald in Gloversville, New York, and later, he worked at The North Jersey Herald and News before settling in the Capital District. During his time at those two newspapers, McGuire’s duties included general news assignments, government reporting, and sports coverage as 80 Vandenburgh Ave. well as a periodic column on Troy, New York 12180 music. Since arriving at the Times Union in 1990, however, McGuire Phone: (518) 629-7107 has also written about television JIM LaBATE GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

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along with his reporting on news and sports. In addition to his newspaper reporting, McGuire has also written two books; both are about baseball. In 1999, he co-authored with Michael Sean Gormley a book entitled Moments in the Sun, a work that chronicles the shortlived baseball careers of players such as Bo Belinsky, Bernie Carbo, Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, and Joe Charboneau. A year later, the same two authors published The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of the 20th Century Ranked. Prior to McGuire’s visit to campus, interested readers can find his work on the Times Union web page (www.timesunion.com) or his blog (http://blog.timesunion. com/mcguire), and they can also find him on Facebook (http:// www.facebook.com/McGuire. Mark) and on Twitter (http:// blog.timesunion.com/mcguire/ (Sports)). Anyone who is interested in attending the free luncheon at noon with McGuire should send an e-mail to j.labate@hvcc.edu.

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lectures on iTunes. Carnegie Mellon, Tufts, University of Michigan, and UMass Boston are just a few of the other schools with OCW. In addition to individual colleges’ OCW, there are websites that are collaboratively made by several schools, such as www. ocwconsortium.org and www. opencontent.org. These websites offer a wider variety of OCW materials to students. At first it may not seem as though OCW is useful for everyone, but students can find creative ways of using these resources to supplement their education. “I sometimes look through

Free course materials offered by MIT to anyone. Courtesy of mit.edu open course stuff when things to improve the learning process aren’t making sense in class. for students by allowing them Basically been surviving calculus greater access to resources and just like that,” said Woods. enabling them to be prepared for Some students use OCW courses in advance. Much of the and other free resources to funding for OCW projects comes study independently and then from the Hewlett Foundation. take College Level Examination People who have used OCW Program (CLEP) exams to have found it to be a valuable speed up the process of degree resource, so other students may completion. also find it helpful to use OCW to Spencer said, “I used supplement their learning. open course materials to CLEP “I think [OCW] is an my history and psychology excellent concept…my grades requirements and saved some have gotten way better using that serious money…and I didn’t have stuff. I recommend it to anyone to spend an entire semester in wanting extra help with school,” those classes.” said Woods. The purpose of the For more information on OpenCourseWare movement was OpenCourseWare, visit www. ocwconsortium.org

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Student escorted to police car outside Siek Campus Center. Luis Roldan ZACH “BABY FACE” HITT NEWS EDITOR On Thursday, April 12, two Troy Police squad cars and a public safety vehicle drove onto campus. They parked near Guenther Enrollment Center, entered and brought a student out

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to the sidewalk. After speaking with the police briefly, the student sat in the back seat of one of the squad cars. At no time did the police say they were arresting the student. Certain students looked on,

but eventually dispersed as the action drew to a close. Authorities, including Troy Police and Public Safety, declined to comment. The college’s communications department was unavailable at the time.

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Writers’ Bloc Documenting Your Sources

JIM LaBATE WRITING SPECIALIST IN THE LEARNING ASSISTANCE CENTER Have you ever received a compliment you didn’t deserve? Maybe you purchased cookies to bring to a party, and your friends admired your baking ability. Or perhaps you hired a contractor to install a hardwood floor, and your guests praised your handiwork. When these situations occur, you can do one of two things: you can pretend you baked the cookies or installed the floor and deceive those close to you; or you can give credit to the baker and installer and also let your friends and guests know how they, too, can acquire that same product or service. Similarly, when you write a term paper, documenting your sources allows you to give credit to those who provided the information and to help your readers find those same sources. Giving Credit. When you take information from various sources for your paper, you have to acknowledge and give credit to the writers who provided you with that information. If you fail to do so, you are essentially stealing that information and implying that you are the original source. In other words, you are accepting a compliment that you don’t really deserve. In academic circles, that’s called plagiarism, and it’s a serious offense that could, depending on the level of the offense, lead to a failing grade on an assignment, a failing grade in the course, and a suspension from school. Thus, you’re much better off if you simply give credit to your source. Helping Readers. In addition to giving credit to your sources, you also want to let your readers know how to find those sources, so your readers, if necessary, can also go to those sources. If, for instance, you find a new book about depression and teenagers, and if you use some

information from that book in your paper, your professor may also want to read that same book. By providing the reader with the author, title, and publication information, you make it easy for the reader to find the book in a library or a bookstore. The next question you may be asking yourself is, “Do you have to document everything in your paper?” Fortunately, the answer is “no.” You do not have to document two types of information: personal opinion and common knowledge. Personal Opinion. If you are writing an informative paper, your instructor may not want your personal opinion in the paper. However, if you are writing a persuasive paper, you will need to express your opinion, but you don’t need to cite yourself as the source. If, for instance, you feel that Benedict Arnold is the most under appreciated American soldier in history, you could write, “Most Americans remember Benedict Arnold only because of his traitorous actions after the Revolutionary War, but his exploits during that war are remarkable and should be appreciated by historians.” (In your research paper, you should avoid the first-person point-ofview pronouns, such as “I” and “we” and use the third-person point of view exclusively.) Naturally, once you state your opinion, you need to support that opinion with information from your sources. Common Knowledge. Common knowledge is generally referred to as information that everybody knows or information that can be found easily in a variety of sources. For instance, most people know that Stephen King has written some bestselling novels such as Carrie,

The Shining, Pet Sematary, and The Green Mile. Thus, you wouldn’t have to document that information when you refer to his works in general. How about Stephen King’s birth date? Do you know what year he was born? Most likely, you don’t. However, you could probably find that date easily by looking at one of his books, by checking an encyclopedia, or by finding a website about him. So, even though that information may not have been “common knowledge” for you when you began your research, you wouldn’t have to document it because that type of biographical information is readily available. As a general rule, if you see certain information in at least three different sources, that information is considered common knowledge and does not have to be cited. If you have any doubts whatsoever, though, about whether to cite certain information, you should cite your source because, as mentioned earlier, if you fail to document your sources properly, you will be guilty of plagiarism. So where did you buy those cookies, and who installed that hardwood floor in your dining room? Once your friends and guests realize that you didn’t bake the cookies or install the floor, they’ll probably move on to the next question: If you didn’t do the work, who did? The same is true for your readers. They’re not surprised or offended when you’re not the original source of information. Instead, readers are generally pleased by your effort to find the information and by your willingness to share with them your sources. The Writing Center is located on the upper level of the Marvin Library, and you can go there for help at any stage of the writing process.

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Letter From The Editor It’s near the end of the semester and the academic year. As due dates approach and workloads continue to build up, it may seem easy just to give up. Students should not take that action. The Hudsonian urges students not to give up during this critical point of the year but to push on with whatever remain studies this semester, no matter how difficult or challenging. The many classes offered at the college are designed to challenge students and prepare them for whatever endeavors they may face, whether it be continuing their education at a four-year institution or going on to pursue a career. To give up on your studies means to set a terrible precedent for any future pursuits. There are going to be plenty of instances in the academic and career spheres where workloads and responsibilities will build up. Is it wise for whatever you pursue to just give up when the pressure builds up? Of course not, unless you want to.

Given the recent economic statistics, giving up on college would cut off a large chunk of career opportunities. This is especially true in this poor job market where much of what few careers are available require a degree. Why sabotage the start of what could be a great and rewarding career by giving up now? As of this publication week, the drop period for classes has already ended. As a result, to give up now would mean to lower your GPA in addition to facing a host of other negative consequences, including some that might affect your financial aid status. In essence, if you haven’t withdrawn, you’re committed to completing your courses. Students, it’s understandable if you want to just rid yourself of the college workload burden. Remember, The Hudsonian is run by students just like you, who are feeling the same pressure. However, there’s plenty of support at the college to ensure

that you get through this critical period of the semester. Students can get help and assistance from tutors in the Learning Assistance Center and the Writing Center located in the Marvin Library, along with the CASP Center in the Campus Center. In addition, instructors have office hours where they can provide individual support to students. Even if students choose not to uses any of these college services, there’s nothing wrong with getting a few classmates to help with any assignments. The college seems to encourage this with the amount of study spots all over campus, whether it is a reserved room in the library or sitting area outside Brahan Hall. To students facing a load of course projects, finals and other end of the year assignments, The Hudsonian urges you to stay strong and not give up. There’s plenty of support available to students who may need it. If you give up now, think of the potential consequences as a result of that decision.

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Why is insurance so expensive? Insurance is an interesting business. Basically, people buy insurance to shift costs or share costs with insurance companies. Having insurance does not prevent bad things from happening to you or your possessions, it just helps account for the costs if something were to happen. Having insurance actually creates moral hazard.

If someone is insured against negative costs from their activities they are more likely to engage in risky behavior. There is also asymmetric information in the insurance business. Insurance companies cannot exactly tell the risk level of each individual although they do attempt to decrease the level of asymmetric information. A person who knows they are in danger or at risk could purchase insurance right before they need it, resulting in a loss for the companies. Insurance

companies charge more than what they believe the potential risk level is in order to cover for payouts and to make a profit. Insurance companies are obviously in business to make money. So why do people buy high priced insurance? It is another economic example of the perceived benefits outweighing the perceived costs. People believe they are at risk and are willing to purchase insurance to provide them with peace of mind. And peace of mind can be difficult to put a price tag on.

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Courtesy of rottentomatoes.com Tooth Fairy: Cannell presents a screwed up twist on what was previously a light and fluffy story for children. An old woman runs around with a nail gun killing small kids after she has extracted their loose teeth. What makes it so horrid? Every line, action, and detail is completely humorous.

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Sports Baseball Gets First Win

Sean Geisel rips a double to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th against Fulton-Montgomery. Luis Roldan RANDY HAMMOND STAFF WRITER Going into a home double header at the Joe against FultonMontgomery, the Vikings were 0-12. They came out of the double header 2-12. Before the first game, Coach Joey DiPiazza said, “For a winless team, our spirits could not be any higher.” He also said, “There are no big games in the beginning of April…our big games our next month going in to the playoffs.” Co-Captain Joe Amarosi took the mound for the Vikings, looking to get the first win. He pitched 4 1/3 innings allowing 3 runs, 5 hits, a walk and he had 4 strikeouts. His no-hitter was broken up in the top of the 3rd. A game that looked to be controlled by the Vikings through 4 innings, the momentum shifted to the Raiders. They scored 3 runs in the top of the 4th inning and top of the 5th innings to take a 6-4

lead and command of the game. Down 7-5 going into the final at-bats for the Vikings, Shortstop Alex Lushkevich lead off with a double and Andrew Kozak drew a walk to set up 1st and 2nd, nobody out for Co-Captain Sean Geisel. On the 5th pitch of his at-bat, Geisel ripped a double into the gap in left-center scoring Lushkevich and Kozak, tying the game at 7. Two batters later, Dennis Buckley hit a double to win the game in walk-off fashion. Geisel scored the game winning run and as he crossed home plate, all of his teammates cleared the dugout to greet him with cheers. Buckley finished the game 2-2 with two doubles and two RBI’s. Although Buckley had a huge day, it was a team effort to help the Vikings get their first win. Alex Lushkevich went 2-3, walked once, had two stolen bases

and scored three runs. John Craig managed the game behind the plate but he went 2-3, walked once, a stolen base and had three RBI’s. Andrew Kozak and Sean Geisel combined for three RBI’s. Just 20 minutes after their dramatic first win of the season, they had to play another game. Bryan Martel got the nod from Coach DiPiazza and two strikeouts and only allowed one walk. The Vikings scored 6 runs in the bottom of the 3rd taking a commanding 6-2 lead. Andrew Kozak and Sean Geisel had 2 hits each and Jarrod Ford retired the last eight batters to secure the Vikings win. Coach DiPiazza said what impressed him the most about his team was, “Chemistry, there is a great vibe in the clubhouse and these guys are very committed to winning.” The Vikings won the second game of the double header 7-5.

April 17, 2012

Dennis Buckley Pitches No-Hitter

RANDY HAMMOND STAFF WRITER A no-hitter was pitched by Hudson Valley freshman Dennis Buckley last weekend. The historic pitching performance has not happened for the Vikings since 2010. “It was a great moment for the team,” said Coach Joey DiPiazza. For something like this to occur, all of the preparation should be executed perfectly, but that is not what happened here.  “It was cold in Clinton, it’s a two- and-a-half hour drive, and it’s rough getting off of that bus,” said Dennis Buckley. That’s not all that went wrong for Buckley. “They had no bullpen so warming up on flat ground really threw me off,” he said. The first few innings started strong for Buckley as he tried to overcome the rough preparation for the game. “As I went into the game I just tried staying focused and pitched my game,” said Buckley. Pitched his game is just what he did; he finished with 10 strikeouts and one walk. However, to avoid jinxing the no-hitter,

Dennis Buckley in his start following his no-hitter vs SCCC. Luis Roldan players did their best to not talk defensive part of the game, but about it. “You know the golden the offense played its part as well. rule of baseball, when someone Alex Lushkevich went 2-3 with has a no-hitter going, you can’t 2 stolen bases, an RBI and a run say anything,” said sophomore scored. Joe Amarosi went 1-2, drew a walk, drove in a run, scored third-basemen Sean Geisel. “No one mentioned anything two runs and added a stolen base. to me about it; but it was in my Mike Brienza went 2-4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. head a little bit,” said Buckley. Pinching in was key for The players even kept their composure around Buckley in everyone on the team because it the dugout. “Everyone was just was unfamiliar to them. “It was acting normal, we can joke around John Craig’s first time catching a with Dennis to try and keep him no hitter and it was a lot of kids first time being a part of one,” relaxed,” Geisel said. At an event like this there is said DiPiazza. After the last pitch, the dugout always one significant play that everyone remembers, and in the cleared and everyone surrounded 5th inning, second baseman Joe Buckley to congratulate him on Amarosi made a diving catch to making history. DiPiazza said, “I’m so proud of him and we hope save the no-hitter. Geisel said, “Once Joe made he can improve even more as the that diving snag at second, it season progresses.” In Buckley’s following start started clicking and we started his success continued. He had a showing emotion.” “When Amarosi made no-hitter through 5 innings for it that play it really fired me up,” only to be broken up by SCCC’s right fielder, Bryan Smith.   Buckley said. He only allowed 2 earned After that Buckley finished the job, completing the no-hitter. runs, but the Vikings would fall “It was pretty special to see short in extra innings. “He has so much potential as Dennis work so hard to get that a pitcher and we’re happy to have no-hitter,” said Geisel. Buckley handled the him,” said DiPiazza.

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Summer courses at Hudson Valley will get you to your degree faster. With nearly 650 day and evening classes (275 online) offered at $154* per credit during six sessions, Hudson Valley is the smart way to get ahead this summer.

12-, 6- and 3-week sessions begin May 21. 6- and 3-week sessions begin July 2.

Registration information: www.hvcc.edu/summer | (518) 629-7338 | coned@hvcc.edu *NYS Resident Tuition Rate

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Volume 61 Issue 10  

The official student newspaper of Hudson Valley Community College

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