Le a der State University of New York at Fredonia
Issue No. 17, Volume CXVI I
Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010
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New cameras in village forthcoming Student safety and recent vandalism among key reasons
MORGAN BURNS Staff Writer
The Village of Fredonia is about to become a little bit safer. The village plans to install a network of security cameras around the town in response to recent property damage and increased violence. Mayor Michael Sullivan and the Fredonia board of trustees have been discussing the possibility of a monitoring system over the course of the last two years. The Campus and Community Coalition that headed up the plans to bring a security system to the village included SUNY Fredonia’s University Police Chief Ann Burns, Vice President for Student Affairs David Herman and Coordinator of Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention Julie Diezic. Both were present in January when members from the school and village met to hear a demonstration by Robert Bykowski, the owner of FSC Systems, who
Source: Google Maps
Red blips indicate the proposed camera locations.
installed cameras currently in use inside the Fredonia Police Department. The coalition group represents the concerns of the university and meets twice a semester to focus on safety and health issues related to the campus and the village. The group has recently discussed the need for security measures to be put in place to deter crime downtown. “We primarily would like to install the cameras to monitor properties,” said Sullivan. “The gazebo in Barker Commons is a popular spot for nighttime vandalism. There has been a rash of graffiti on this and other locations around town and the installation of cameras would help catch those responsible. It gives us the power of 24-hour observation without having a person on site to watch.” Sullivan said the cost of cameras has gone from over $1000 dollars per camera to under $500 depending on the technology of the camera. Some cameras will be stationary, while others can pan and tilt to monitor different areas. Plans still are being worked out to address the funding issues. There will be 11 total locations around the village where cameras will be installed. These locations include the Village Hall, the wastewater treatment plant, the parks around town, as well as some of the downtown intersections. The intersections of Temple Street and Water Street will have a camera, along with the intersections of Temple and Central and along Water Street. Some students feel the additional cameras around the village and campus is excessive, due to the amount of cameras already in place at the school. “People are always going to be drinking, people will always be loud. Deal with it,” said junior communication studies major Phil Ginley. “It’s not like we’re doing anything drastically wrong. I think this is a little bit excessive, they’re doing it just because they can, like they’re trying to control everything.” Herman believes the main walkways from campus are areas that need to be monitored for student safety. He
Joe Lopez iii/Photo editor
added the areas include walkways around Temple Street and Central Avenue. “Privacy certainly is an issue,” Herman said “but the technology available today allows for private areas to be blocked out once the camera is set. The camera is programmed to block out these areas on the recording.” The networking technology present in most contemporary camera systems will allow University Police (UP) to key into the cameras downtown as well as the cameras that are on campus. The Fredonia Police Department will be able to monitor both feeds as well, according to Sullivan. There are currently around 80 cameras on campus which are monitored centrally from the UP garrison in Gregory Hall. The camera feeds are displayed on a rotating cycle on a television inside the UP office. “Most of the time the cameras are used after the fact. A crime will be reported and we can go back and look to see exactly what transpired,” Herman said. “It would help us a great deal and allow us to work closer to the village on a number of things.”
Local woman murdered in home Eric Tichy/News Editor
Mary Mazur Special to The Leader The Village of Fredonia is still in shock after the murder of a local woman on Friday, Feb. 6. Fredonia local Ruth Fisk was found dead Friday, Feb. 6 in her One Temple Square apartment. Fisk, 81, was a former nurse and a native to the Buffalo area. Officers arrived Feb. 6 to find the
victim’s body rolled in a rug on her apartment floor. Police later detained Jason P. Wells, 37, a resident and neighbor to Fisk at One Temple Square, an apartment home that provides affordable housing for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Wells is now being charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Chautauqua County Jail. Officials believe that Fisk was murdered some time Wednesday or Thursday before she was discovered. According to town coroner Richard Mackowiak, who conducted an autopsy, Fisk suffered death from strangulation and her body had been severely beaten. Students who heard of the death were alarmed by the severity of the crime as well as its proximity to the campus. “I think it’s crazy madness,” said freshman theatre major Alex Burchett. “When it first happened I heard…crazy
stories. Before the official story got out, all my friends were really scared…It’s a terrible loss. I send my condolences.” Some of Fisk’s family members gathered at the Fredonia village court house on Wednesday, Feb. 10 for a preliminary hearing. “She was loved and respected in this community and that’s all I have to say,” said Fisk’s granddaughter, Nevia Clayton. Fisk’s death has shaken the entire community, which is not accustomed to this magnitude of violence. “I don’t know when the last murder was [in Fredonia],” said assistant editor to The Observer Greg Bacon. According to Village of Fredonia Police, this is the first homicide to occur in Chautauqua County this year. Three homicides were reported last year in the county and eight the year before that. “It’s just so scary that it was right down the street,” said freshman
environmental science major Kim Hahn. During the preliminary hearings last Wednesday, Fredonia officer John Ferrara and Sgt. David Price of the Fredonia police department, along with Mackowiak, took the stand. According to Ferrara, officers arrived at the scene at approximately 12:18 p.m. Friday afternoon where he and a few other officers discovered the body. “The door was partly open,” Ferrara said. “I was the first one in the door. I walked in and I saw a white male [Wells] on the couch and a body on the floor in the living room in front of the white male.” Wells then told officers he had found Fisk in the parking lot and carried her body upstairs to her apartment in a shopping cart. Wells then changed his story and confessed to the officers in a written statement. Wells now faces a grand jury for the murder of Fisk.
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17 WEDS 8 p.m. Guest Artist Recital: Critically acclaimed 2009 Coleman Grand Prize Winners "The Mana Trio" perform saxophone chamber music.
18 THURS NO EVENTS
Ethos Presents: Visiting piano soloist Rob Auler performs new works by living composers.
ON-GOING EVENTS Currently on display at Rockefeller Art Gallery "Images of War" featuring "World in a Jar" by Buffalo artist Robert Hirsch. This large print exhibit explores the traumas caused by War. The exhibit runs through Feb. 26. Gallery hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Feb 19-21 and 25- 27
19 FRI 8pm
Ethos NewSound Festival: Visiting saxophone recitalist Brian Sacawa performs music by Alexandra Gardner.
23 TUES NO EVENTS
Electra: The Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance Mainstage production of Sophocle's Greek Tragedy opens Friday. All performances except Sunday, Feb 21 begin at 8 p.m. Matinee showing on the 21st begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $13 for students and $15 for non-students.
Pink the Rink Party: Pre-game party for the Annual Pink the Rink game in G105 of the Williams Center. Hosted by Colleges Against Cancer.
*All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
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The symbol of Fredonia
A look into the other side of President Hefner
ERIC TICHY News Editor
Imagine Fredonia President Dennis Hefner flying 60 m.p.h. while flipping upsidedown surrounded by 50 screaming kids and adults. What may seem like a surreal dream is actually nothing more than Hefner embracing his passion for roller coasters. As president for the last 14 years, Hefner has become the symbol of Fredonia. His devotion to the job is evident by the hours he spends on campus enriching the lives of students while providing an environment perfect for learning. Even after working countless hours a week, Hefner knows how to have fun every once in a while. After growing up in California, Hefner became an avid fan of the wooden twists and turns and metal mayhem. “I love them,” he said. “I went on my first roller coaster when I was five years old and it was on the Big Dipper on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk in southern California.” Hefner keeps a giant book of roller coasters in his office that was given to him by his granddaughter Jillian on her first Christmas and recalls the first ride he ever took with her. “It was this little bitty park they have over at Chautauqua Lake. I took her on that roller coaster and have been riding them with her ever since.” He said that he has been riding them from the West Coast to the East Coast and that he prefers a metal coaster over a wooden one. When Hefner is not on the road pursuing roller coasters, assistant to the president Denise Szalkowski said it is not uncommon to see the president out when his grandchildren come to visit. She added that he is the first to lace up his ice skates or hit the snow hill with them. Last semester he even went sledding on Three Man Hill. “I’m a native Californian so ice skating terrifies me,” Hefner said with a laugh. “I did manage to stay up, I don’t like to fall.” Szalkowski believes Hefner does find time to have a little fun while running in between events and board meetings. “One year he was invited by the campus radio station to play Santa Claus,” Szalkowski said. “I was convinced he would decline. No such luck. He wore the suit, beard and carried the bag.” She added that the president has surprised her on more than one such occasion. “He was invited by the theater department to play a role in an upcoming performance,”
President hefner joyfully reflects on the sentimental value of his "rollercoaster" book. Joe Lopez iii/Photo Editor
Szalkowski said. “In this role he would be required to wear a costume and swing in the air by a wire. Again, I thought he would decline. Nope. He not only performed but he received a certificate from the theater department for his stellar performance.” On a normal day Hefner can be found hard at work at his desk or around campus. Around five or six in the afternoon he returns home, which is a simple walk since the President’s House is right next to the campus. After a few hours of rest, he returns to the campus and attends a variety of events. From student group meetings, musical recitals and athletic events, Hefner stays devoted to Fredonia.
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Know Your Reps: Laura Imm
Erik Coler Special to The Leader
[way tuition is handled].
What has been your favorite moment in SA so far? “Being involved in SA is my favorite thing to do but probably my favorite moment was the elections for president and vice-president. I was really able to learn about how the SA elections really work.”
Freshman political science and criminal justice major Laura Imm is a key member of the Student Association (SA). The Westfield, NY native is a student representative as well as the freshmen class president. As a member of SA, Imm holds the position of Chair for the Committee of Community Relations and enjoys giving back to Fredonia and its surrounding neighborhoods. She is also a member of the Political Science Association and College Democrats. What are some of your favorite activities and hobbies? “I don’t really have any hobbies but I would say that I watch football and the way I watch it, it’s a more than a hobby.” How did you hear about SA and why did you join? “The first time I went to a Political Science Association meeting, Ryan Quinn was there and he encouraged me to join SA as a freshman representative. And the first time I went to a GA meeting it was overwhelming. I remember not understanding anything. The first impression wasn’t interesting but I went a couple of times more and you
What is your favorite place on campus? “My favorite place would be the first floor reading room in Thompson Hall. I really can get a chance to relax and focus on work and read.”
Erik Coler/ Special to the leader
really become involved in voting and working harder for the students.” What do you think about this new bill regarding tuition? “Well I think that any place there is wasteful spending but I think the biggest problem is that tuition cost is too high. But so far what I’ve heard is that bills like the Empowerment and Innovation Act will help change the
What’s your favorite sports team? “The Miami Dolphins and whatever team Brett Favre is on.” What would you like to say to the student body? “Get involved. I know that’s the best way to say it. There is a lack of representatives for the freshmen and it’s what I’m planning on doing for next year, getting more people involved for the freshmen [class]. I know that I’m going to get people who are coming from my high school to come over and join the SA as well.”
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Power to the System
Proposed bill would give control of tuition to SUNY ERIK COLER Special to The Leader Governor David Paterson may have finally gotten one right when it comes to handling higher education in New York State. The Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act is a proposed bill that will take power away from the state and give it to the SUNY system when it comes to tuition dollars. The bill will allow Fredonia to handle its own tuition policy and regulate it the way the school sees fit. If passed, the bill would come into
“The State of New York needs a rational tuition policy.” effect in the fall of 2011 and works by gradually raising tuition each year in small increments. This method would eliminate tuition hikes as seen last fall when $310 was added to student’s tuition per semester. Some students feel the bill will not only benefit them down the road but will help students who attend Fredonia in the future. “I guess paying a little more is better than a huge
chunk,” said junior communication major Sam Smith. “It’s stupid that tuition has to be raised every semester to begin with but what can you do?” Smith added that it should make planning ahead easier for students and would end sudden tuition spikes. Recent Fredonia graduate Jim McCormick also believes this plan would make lives of students easier in the long run. “I feel like raising tuition in small increments annually would be easier for the student populous to swallow rather than a larger number hitting once every few years,” McCormick said. Fredonia President Dennis Hefner feels the bill will benefit students by giving them and their parents a better idea of what tuition costs will be in the future. “I have been advocating for 14 years that the State of New York needs a rational tuition policy,” Hefner said. “So students and their parents will know what tuition will be…and can plan for it.” He added that if the bill passes it will allow the SUNY system to control how much of its revenue goes to the school and how much goes to the state. Under provisions of the bill, a limit would be set on how much tuition could be raised each year. It is believed that a cap of ten percent would be put in place. It should be noted this does not guarantee a raise by that amount each year. This will create a set table for incoming students and
can prepare them for their stay through college. According to Hefner, approval from the Board of Trustees would have to happen in order for a raise to occur. “There are 45 other states that have their tuition making handled by the Board of Trustees and not by the legislature,” Hefner said. “So we are the exception and this is our chance to change it. The [trustees] are people who are volunteering their time… and are people who care about education and care about the students.”
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SA Wrap Up ERIK COLER Special to The Leader
At 2:23 a.m. on Feb. 9, Edwin Cruz, 22, was observed making an illegal U-turn on Temple Street. He was stopped by officers and was found to be in possession of a suspended license. He was released on $350 cash bail. At 3:32 p.m. on Feb. 9, Daniel Klein, 20, was observed in Wal-Mart using a key to open a video game. He placed the game in his pocket and attempted to leave the store. He was stopped by security and given to Fredonia PD. He was arrested and charged with petit larceny.
University At 2:25 a.m. on Feb 7, police responded to an intoxicated female being disorderly in a dorm. An arrest was completed.
Open position in SA Court There will be an open position on the SA Court after justice Hunter Benson retires next week. Chief justice Nick Weaver will be interviewing candidates to replace Benson. The SA announced that any student interested in the seat should contact Nick Weaver before Thursday, Feb. 18. Fredonia Police to add security cameras Cameras will soon be installed downtown in the village of Fredonia in response to recent damage to public property and a homicide that occurred last week. The Fredonia Police department asked SA for its opinion on the addition of more video cameras. There is a fear among the SA that the cameras could be used to patrol and could violate the privacy of students. The SA will continue to look into the situation once the cameras are installed. Hefner goes to Albany President Dennis Hefner will travel to Albany next week with SA President Kevin Wysocki and Vice President Katie Boyle. They will represent Fredonia and learn the basis of the “Empowerment and Innovation Act,” a proposed bill that would gradually raise tuition on a yearly basis. According to Hefner, the purpose of the trip is to become familiar with the bill and decide whether or not Fredonia should support it.
At 12:37 p.m. on Feb. 9, a parked vehicle was damaged in lot 26. An investigation is on-going. At 1:41 a.m. on Feb. 11, a driver knocked over and damaged a pole on Ring Road. An arrest is pending. At 12:07 p.m. on Feb. 11, an unattended vehicle was found containing beer that belonged to the owner. The owner was found to be underage and was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of alcohol.
• $1,200 was released from allocations to the Fredonia Guitar Society • The Ski and Ride Club was re-chartered • Laura Imm and Raphael Alfredo Santos became the community relations chair for SA.
• Statue E-9 was passed by the Student Assembly All information reported according to police reports provided by the University Police and Village of Fredonia Police departments.
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The Big Deal about Big D What do you get with a room full of 600 young people jumping and jiving to a well-received musical act in the Williams Center? Apparently, lots of safety issues resulting in a forced early end to the evening. On Saturday, Feb. 6 a trio of campus bands opened a night of music in the Williams Center sponsored by Spectrum, with nationally-known ska band Big D and The Kids Table closing out the night. Big D had played for just under one hour before a decision was made by Campus Life and the University Police (UP) officers in attendance to shut down the show early. Due to unprecedented rowdiness in the crowd, i.e. stage-diving and moshing, the concert organizers became increasingly uncomfortable over the reckless tone that the band was advocating. All the while, access to the second floor of the Williams Center was blocked off, presumably to provide the musicians with a private dressing room. The Williams Center’s second floor is, however, the headdquarters for the many active student groups. So when a Leader reporter was denied the ability to get a tape recorder from The Leader office, the student had to find a Spectrum official to escort her upstairs. This plays into the conversation that is typically evaded at Fredonia; what is SUNY Fredonia's Student Union? Is it University Commons, the Williams Center, McEwen Hall/Reed Library? Clearly the Williams Center was not the right venue for this concert. As the central hub of all student activity, building access during normal hours of operation should never have to be restricted and policed. The Leader feels that the Big D show should have been held in Steele Hall gymnasium where there is ample space for large crowds. This being said, the moshing that occurred surely should have been expected. Campus Life officials should not be responsible for anticipating what type of crowd a particular band will draw. It should be up to Spectrum to intensely analyze the band's history, especially at shows played at college campuses. Big D had played at SUNY Oneonta the previous night. The Leader called Oneonta's student newspaper, The State Times and verified that there were no related behaviorial issues at their school's concert. The difference might just have been the venue. The rumors that UP claimed the show had to be shut down because a loss of electrical power were actually valid claims. A few attempts to ask the lead singer to calm the crowd were dismissed and the band continued to fire up the raucous scene. The stage began to shift due to the cluttered crowd continually bumping into it, in effect pulling out a power line for the band’s microphones.
“Do you think it’s necessary to put extra surveillance downtown?” Reporting done by Susan Kornacki, Assistant Reverb Editor
By 9:45 p.m., approaching an hour into the set, UP called on Sound Services to cut power to the amplification system. By contract, the band was supposed to finish at 10:30 p.m. Big D continued to play out its final number “Noise Complaint.” While the band was finishing, UP officers formed lines in the middle of the Multi-Purpose Room and told the building occupants they were to leave the building immediately, no questions asked. Some were denied entry to Centre Pointe food court downstairs. Others who congregated outside the building were told to clear the vicinity of the building. Regardless of who argues what, there was verbal abuse between UP officers and Fredonia students, as well as campus visitors from other colleges and area high schools. In the heat of the moment, this can possibly be forgiven but it still looked bad for the campus. Thankfully, no one was arrested or reportedly injured the night of the concert. Still, the circumstances do beg the question; “what was everyone thinking?” The rapid closure of the event was most likely appropriate but the aggressive demeanor was surely not necessary. As minor as the incident may seem, the ensuing conflicts did not reflect kindly on the image of a positive campus energy. What started as concern for student safety quickly escalated into a grave misunderstanding between the concert-goers and its organizers. It was an unfortunate, but avoidable sight to behold. Big D left with a bad impression of our school and vice versa. Too many students walked away that evening with bitter feelings toward campus police that could have been avoided by a more professional display of demeanor. The Multi-Purpose Room is not the place for large concerts, especially nationally touring bands like Big D. If the next viable option is to make all concerts strictly for Fredonia students only, so be it. Where were the stringent regulations we see on Fred Fest weekend for the Big D show? Without question, there should have been people ID’ing concert-goers at the doors. Though nothing transpired, it would be much more tempting for someone who doesn’t attend Fredonia and is not connected to this campus whatsoever to act out of turn. The Leader also does not see it fit to allow high school students or rather any minors not affiliated with the university . Spectrum paid Big D $2,000 to play that night. That is money that came from the Student Activity fee paid by every full-time student. Given the fact that the band’s set was cut short, students were in a way cut short of a campus event that they helped finance. In the future, let’s make wiser decisions before booking the act and the venue.
Hannah Catalano sophomore education “I think it’s stupid. I think it’s unnecessary because the murder didn’t involve students, it was in the community and putting up more cameras would invade students privacy.”
Jeannette Chin sophomore English “Yes, because too many people are violating sewer ordinance laws.”
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A Lesson in Syracuse Hoops Last Wednesday was a night of rivalry for College Hoops. The 7th-ranked Duke (19-4, 7-2 ACC) was to play the slumping UNC Tar Heels (13-10, 2-6 ACC) at 9 p.m., and two hours before the number two Syracuse (23-1, 10-1 Big East) would match up against the careening UConn Huskies (14-10, 4-7 Big East). To explain the rivalries, consistent standards of quality apply; the first matchup carries the two most diaper-dandified teams from the ACC and the second, the kings of the Big East. Both matchups have produced some of the greatest games in NCAA history – the last time Syracuse faced off against Connecticut, in last year's Big East Tournament quarterfinals, the game went to six overtimes before SU could seal the win at 127-117. Of course, things are a little different this year. Going into Wednesday night, North Carolina had lost six of their last seven. Their record is so mediocre, it's hard to believe in a time (November) when SU's 81-71 victory over UNC was considered a big upset (UNC was ranked #4 at the time). If you ask me, UNC's chances at filling a bracket spot come March are long gone without a conference title, but commentators insisted that this game was of vital importance to the Tar Heels. Hubert Davis and others saw it as a chance for them to turn their season around in time for a possible tournament bid. They said the same crazy thing about UConn. In the essence of time, I will be ignoring the ACC from here on out. I'm here to talk about the team I've never stopped loving. Growing up in Cazenovia, a sub-suburb of Syracuse, I'd get the occasional chance to watch the greats up close at the Carrier Dome. Wednesday night's game brought me to Coughlan's, where my impulsive yelps in response to Scoop Jardine's flailing hooks are a little out of place but completely tolerated. Before I go on, let me say that I knew going into this game I wouldn't be able to stay for the end, as I had a Leader Design meeting scheduled for 8:30 p.m. So while I knew my fate, I only write on what happened because, well, it surprised even me. UConn challenged the Orange with physical play, holding the NCAA's leading shooters (53.1 percent)to 43 percent from the field an abysmal 20 turnovers. The Huskies targeted the versatile Andy Rautins all night and held him to 1 for 6 from the field (all from behind the arc), face-guarding him until he was bruised on the bench holding a bag of ice to his hip. On offense, UConn's talented backcourt stepped it up and kept the lead within grasp at all times.
Jonas Barranca junior musical theatre “It would be interesting to see what they saw. So much happens downtown it would be interesting to see what’s acknowledged. I feel like crime is such a rare thing around here. I can understand why some students would feel better with extra security. Personally I’m indifferent.”
But SU remained in control, making up for turnovers with smart play on defense, lead by a few key plays by Rautins, who forced a 35-second shot-clock violation with his quick hands on one occasion and took a hard-headed charge to prevent a fast break bucket on another. So the game felt closer than most in this stellar season for the Orange, but when the time came for me to leave, SU had run up the score to about 10 with 12 minutes to go – they seemed in control and well on their way to victory number 24. So I wished my 'Cuse buds well and left the bar, headed for campus in Harold the Hyundai. As soon as I arrived, at 8:28 p.m, I received this text from Matt Wyzniewski: "Cuse down 1." I'm not sure how this happened, but I'll take a wild guess that UConn hit some three's. The rest is history really. SU would go on to win the game 72-67, thanks in part to 4-4 free throw shooting down the stretch, and I would go on to rest peacefully -- just as soon as I finish writing this. Part II Now that I've taken you through the excitement of seeing 3/4s of a great Syracuse basketball game, here's why the Orange will win the NCAA Championship this year. They're Big They've got the size inside. Forward Rick Jackson and center Arinze Onuaku are both a muscular 6'9. At 240 and 261 lbs respectively – that's 501 pounds of man clogging up the paint – teams wil continue to struggle inside against SU. And then there's the wing-span. Boeheim's famous 2-3 Zone has never been lankier. Guards Brandon Triche and Andy Rautins are both 6'4 and small forward Wes Johnson is a mean 6'7. And when it comes to finding a man to block out in the zone, Johnson knows best, averaging 8.8 boards per game. They're Deep Everyone is talking about sophomore forward Kris Joseph as Big East 6th Man of the Year. The man comes off the bench to average 11 points and 5 boards per game. He's instant offense. A career high 23 points against Providence on 9-11 shooting, along with seven boards and four steals showed just what he is capable of. He's also 6'7 and moves like a guard. The only reason he doesn't start is that every time he touches the ball there's a good chance he might explode. And since Boeheim has no tolerance for failed behind-the-back pass attempts or fade away deep-range threebombs, he will continue to take him out of the game to teach him what's what. And we can't forget about Scoop. If there were a Seventh Man of the Year award, I'd give it to Scoop Jardine. Every time he touches the ball the Dome goes wild. Maybe they just like saying his name, but at 8 points per game and
Matt Kepler junior social studies education “There’s always a way to get around them. I hate to say it’s going to happen anyway but I don’t think it’s going to help much, besides giving people a chance to be on TV. And wasting of taxpayers' money.”
5 assists, he's an assett. They're Smooth Even the big guys bring an array of moves to SU's endless catalog of tricks. Both Jackson and Onuaku have proven their ability to post up and hit a jump-hook with consistency – it's a reliable source of offense and a big part of SU's leading shooting percentage. Jackson's not afraid to reverse the layup when he has to and he spins a mean finger roll for a big guy. Onuaku is more likely to pump-fake his way to a thunderous slam. More guys can hit the three than cannot Well, it seems that way at least. Triche, Rautins, Johnson and Scoop all shoot the three-ball at around 40 percent. Oh, and 8th man Mookie Jones has made 25 threes this year at around 46 percent (did I mention their deep bench?). If Mookie's success tells us anything, it's that fresh legs equal reliable long-range shooting. SU will never be out of a game come March thanks to an arsenal of long-range shooters. When stars fall, others will rise SU has proven their ability to win games, even when key players are shut down. When Wes Johnson was held to five against Cincinatti, Chris Joseph stepped it up for 17. If Rautins is bombarded like on Wednesday, he won't force the issue – he'll find the open man. Theres no Carmelo Anthony, but there's everything else. This team has no weak spots, only dedicated players waiting for their chance to shine.
A classic tale of murder and revenge….
Feb. 19-27 Bartlett Theatre Rockefeller Arts Center For show times, call 673-3501 or go to fredonia.edu/rac A Department of Theatre and Dance Production This Greek tragedy by Sophocles is set a few years after the Trojan War. When a king is murdered by his wife and her lover, his children seek revenge and look to reclaim the throne. Sponsored by Niebel Realty
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One last stop on the map for Maps & Atlases NED CAMPBELL Managing Editor Chicago natives Maps & Atlases rounded out a gasmileage-heavy tour in Fredonia on Tuesday night at BJ’s. They arrived by van from Maine, where they played three shows, one solo and another as openers for Islands. A few days before they played in Clifton, NY, sharing the stage with Minus the Bear. I found Chris Hainey (drums) and Dave Davison (guitar and vocals) outside of BJ’s before the show and they agreed to go to P-Dubs (sometimes referred to as Pizza, Wings & Things) for an interview. They offered valid but possibly dangerous advice to Fredonia students. “Stay in school,” Hainey and Davison both said. “Stay inside your school,” Davison clarified. “Don’t leave the actual school.” “That’s not what we want to say,” Hainey remarked. “Thank you for continuously coming to our shows.” And then Davison -- “And thank you for staying in school.” Luckily a good amount of students were not in school but in BJ’s. Local band Longitude opened the night and said to the packed bar more than once, “Thank you for coming out on a Tuesday night.” It was rare to see so many students out but when Maps & Atlases took the stage, it all suddenly made sense. “Maps & Atlases makes me want to quit playing guitar and/or go home and practice,” said Longitude guitarist and singer Dylan England, two songs into Maps & Atlases’ set. They provided no shortage of skillful guitar riffs, played by Erin Elders and often doubled by Davison. Davison’s tenor cut through the calculated mess of instrumentation, while maintaining a soothing lilt, much like Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig without the Ivy League spunk. Concert-goers nodded and swayed, many familiar with the band from their Fredonia house show last year. Some even sang along during the choruses. During the P-Dubs interview, Hainey and Davison discussed the merits of opening for bands at fair-sized venues versus headlining a show at BJ’s. “It’s kind of fun to just, you know, have a fun night where we’re kind of playing songs that some people might be familiar with and all that,” Davison said. “It’s kind of just like hanging out.” They also commented on Fredonia Shows coordinator Matt Byrne’s hospitality. Byrne brought the band to Fredonia last winter and found them again at the Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference in the spring. Along with the familiar tracks, plenty of the songs on Maps & Atlases’ set were brand new to Fredonia. This news comes with even better news for fans of Maps & Atlases. “We just finished an album like a week ago, officially finished it,” Davison said. The album is a completely new animal for the band, whose first two EPs went basically straight from stage to album. “We’d been playing songs live for a while and we kind of took a couple days and recorded them,” Davison said. “This album has been pretty much the opposite of
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Dave Davison of Maps and Atlases.
that.” The older songs had undergone years of live performances before ever being laid down in the studio; when Maps & Atlases began recording the new LP, they had played “maybe two songs” live. The four-piece “technical pop” band worked on this, their first full-length “for almost an entire year, like all the time” and promise greater differentiation from the songs as heard in BJ's on Tuesday. “We just kind of wanted to see what it would be like to have a little bit more sonic variation within the recording,” Davison said, adding details on the minimal time it took to record their last EP, You Me and the Mountains. “I recorded all the vocals in like a single morning, like all the harmonies and everything in like four or five hours and then did all the guitar parts the day before.” Davison later described their trip to Maine as “mellow,” just as they had hoped. It was the first time any band member had been to Maine and they wanted nothing more than to see it for what it was. There was just one slight diversion. “Somebody tried to steal our t-shirts last night,” Hainey said. I told them the guy had a strange way of showing his support. “I don’t know...he didn’t know what he was doing,” Hainey responded. “I don’t think he was all there…they were like two sizes too small for him.” On stage at BJ’s, Maps & Atlases spoke few words in between songs. So when they left the stage with little warning, there was no guarantee they’d be back. Fortunately they did return, launching into their most beloved toe-tapper, “Pigeon.” “You were the proudest thing I’d ever seen,” Davison sang to the crowd, giving each fan a sudden second wind. It was here that his earlier description of the band’s sound, as “technical pop,” truly clicked. I was hearing a meticulous, frantic guitar part I couldn’t quite make sense of but still felt the urge to move and sing along. The rest of BJ’s acted on the same urge for the remainder of the set and when it was all said and done, one fan – junior Chris Holmes – captured their performance better than I could ever hope to: “Disgusting in a good way, that’s all I can say.”
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Go Big or Go Home
Andrew R. McGirr Staff Columnist
Semesters ago, The Week in Beer informed us about big beers: doubles, dopples, tripels, imperials and barley wines. There is so much to learn, though, that one should never feel enlightened about any subject related to beer. My Aikido sensei used to tell us that black belt is not a degree at which the learning is complete but rather the milestone at which the learning begins. Perhaps that is what makes our world beer culture so inspiring: like the black belt, the black beer is a thing of endless possibilities. First, let’s consider a common beer stereotype: “Guinness drinks like molasses.” Instead of saying that a Guinness is “too thick” or “like motor oil,” one should know that Guinness’s color comes from selected dark malts, its consistency from the nitrogen gas. In reality, there’s not much that makes the beer so “stout” – the gravity is only that of a regular ale. If you compare a Guinness stout to a Belgian Tripel, you may find that the Tripel is much more flavorful and intoxicating, even though the “stout” is black and the Tripel deceivingly golden in color. Without getting into huge commercial batches, a typical homebrew recipe uses about five pounds of malt extract, starting at a gravity of around 1030 (water is 1000). Ye Entrancemperium Stout, my homebrewed imperial stout that I named after the Emperor song of the same name, had a total malt load of thirteen pounds, and its final gravity was about 1030. Yes, Ye Entrancemperium Stout, which I bottled a few days ago, will be twice as strong as a Guinness: 8.5 percent alsochol by volume (ABV), blacker than the night with chocolate brown foam, and – while not nearly so thick as motor oil – a big gulp to swallow. Basically any style one can imagine can be made into an imperial (or double) by simply doubling the recipe: that is what we found out last year. A Hefeweizen goes from 5 up to 7.5 percent ABV to become a Weizenbock and even huger as a Doppelbock. There is a fairly reasonable, hearty Scottish 60 and an intense malt explosion called Scottish 120 or “Wee Heavy.” Many have had interesting nights as a result of EBC’s monstrous Imperial Pale Ale, Pantius Droppus, and so on and so on. But there are some big beers out there more adventurous, ones that aren’t just enhanced versions of their weaker counterparts. Occasionally an ale with a more standard gravity will surprise you with its individuality, but usually craft brewers do experiment more with imperial-strength beers. I think
you’ll see why. Ithaca brewery’s “Excelsior!” series makes its beers original with yeast selections. White Gold, for example, is a “rustic pale wheat ale” according to the brewery. At 8 percent, the beer is fermented with Belgian, English and wild yeasts. 12, on the other hand, is a quadrupel-style ale brewed with Trappist yeast strains. Other breweries combine styles together in their bigger beers without breaking the Reinheitsgebot. Stone Brewing Company, for example, likes to take the American IPA model and add to it. Their Stone Cali-Belgique is hopped with strong Columbus and centennial hops, dry hopped with Chinook hops, and fermented with a Belgian yeast strain that they claim “illuminates a fascinating new aspect of the beer that is otherwise quite simply a Stone IPA.”
Their Ninth Anniversary Ale was best described as a black IPA, somewhere between Schwarzbier and strong IPA. The online statistics of this beer on the brewery Web site list the IBUs as “lots,” and boy are they right. This beer is perfect for an ale fan who is unimpressed with the bitterness of a regular IPA or stout because, in combining them together, it
is a multiplied version of both. But while it’s fun to play within the rules of Reinheitsgebot, it can be limiting too. I like a brewery that goes out of their way to bring other elements into beer that have yet to be considered. There is such a brewery. Some aficionados out there may have had Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s 60 Minute or 90 Minute IPA, but as far as this brewery is concerned, those hop monsters are just the tip of the iceberg. Marvel at Red & White: “A big, Belgian-style Wit brewed with coriander and orange peel and fermented with Pinot Noir juice,” describes the brewery Web site. At 10 percent ABV, Dogfish Head has not simply made a white ale times two; they have concocted a delicious hybrid. “This has been one of our most popular Limited Edition beers at both our Rehoboth Beach, DE brewpub and at festivals,” brags dogfish.com. This success might be a result of the fact that Red & White “successfully marries the refreshing citrusy qualities of a Belgian-style white beer with the robust complexity of a bold red wine.” I know that the Village Beer Merchant carries this beer and has even had it on tap for growler fill. I highly recommend it for a complicated dinner party. Before we leave Dogfish Head, I should mention that these guys make it a standard to make these unconventional high-gravity ales. Black & Blue, also 10 percent ABV, is a golden Belgian ale brewed with both blackberries and blueberries; Immort Ale, same strength, is “Vast in character, luscious & complex. Brewed with peat-smoked barley, Immort is brewed with organic juniper berries, vanilla & maple syrup. It’s aged on oak and fermented with a blend of English & Belgian yeasts” and Theobroma, 9 percent ABV, is brewed with cocoa, honey, juniper berries and chilies, for a taste reminiscent of Mayan alcoholic chocolate beverages. There are dozens more of these – see for yourself online. There are European beers that missed this discussion that I feel bad for excluding; however, this column is not going anywhere, so expect more big beers to come. Since all these beers tend to come only in 22oz bottles or wine bottles, one can fit only so many of them on a page. I did promise that I’d tell you about kegging this week but as the great sports writer and beer-drinker Hunter S. Thompson once said: “If there’s a thing worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” We’ll learn about beer kegs together and never again shall you bother the people at consumers claiming that they rented you a broken tap.
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If Crocket could rock it
David Byrne and Dirty Projectors sing "Knotty Pine" at Bonnaroo '09.
MATT WISNIEWSKI Special to The Leader Manchester, TN is a rather small town. If you were engaged in a Rush Limbaugh talk-show while at the wheel, there would be a good chance you would pass without notice of it’s existence. There’s a Wal-Mart, a tiny but substantial tobacco shop and a hotel with exceptionally clean bathrooms. Once a year for one weekend in the month of June, the town is host to the most prominent music festival in the United States. This festival, called Bonnaroo and put on by Superfly Productions, is found by most to be an enjoyable place. However, there was one year when an intoxicated man got hit by Ricky Skaggs’ tour bus. While it is a shame that
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this man has passed, I would venture to say that even he found Bonnaroo to be an enjoyable place and that he was having a good enough time there to think going in the road when a bus was coming a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Perhaps he heard the flicks of Skaggs’ mandolin from an open bus-window and felt compelled to sacrifice himself in honor of the wondrous sound. While much of these details and motives could never be known, it seems obvious that this occurrence is one of unique circumstance and undeniable peculiarity. Within the festival, one wouldn’t have to stumble far to see things that echo The SkaggsBus Incident’s bizarre spirit. At the center of the concert grounds there is a large mushroom that acts as a shower-head but there is no curtain and some people still feel the need to bathe naked. There are a few over-sized human heads on sticks that
look like the skin is falling off their faces. People bring big tanks with nitrous oxide in them and huff the gas out of balloons with no regard for the brain-damaging effects. There is even a Silent Disco where people put headphones on and dance with a bunch of other people who are doing the same. This is an activity that is as fun for the spectators as it is for the participants. Camping takes place in a large field where most of the folks you meet are just as friendly as can be, even though some of them are a bit off-kilter. Tattoos and dreadlocks are common sights and everybody is taking drugs and talking about weird things like how the government is trying to police us and that it is not a good idea to fill out any of the information that you get in the mail because the American government is trying to police the world and that maybe we as citizens should be more suspicious about the possible existence of aliens and whether or not the government might be withholding information about potential extra-terrestrials or dropping pesticides from helicopters. You might smile and think to yourself that some of these people are just a little bit off their rockers or perhaps you will engage in the dialogue and find that you rather enjoy conversing with these delightful weirdos as you crack another can of beer and suck foam from the top of it. As the weekend progresses and constant perspiration becomes a prescribed side-effect of the atmosphere, initial avoidance of the porta-potties gradually morphs into all out embrace of filth, grime and fun. Many relax all day and wait for the sun to drop and when it does everyone starts cheering and lighting up cigarettes. If you were in one of the helicopters that occasionally fly by, you might not be able to make a distinction between the stars and the flames on the lighters. Some people will get drunk and pass out too early to see that sight. Some might stay up all night watching a woman that juggles fire while Les Claypool is on a nearby stage wearing a pig-mask yelling, “So what do I do now? Go to sleep? Pull the pud? We need new pornos!”
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The Evolution of Facebook
ERIN QUINN Reverb Editor
I can still remember the day I got my very own Fredonia e-mail address. It was August of 2006 and the first thing I did was create my very own Facebook. Facebook was born on Feb. 4, 2004, the brain child of founder, Mark Zuckerberg. According to Zuckerberg in a post on “The Facebook Blog” in August of 2006, the site was once referred to as thefacebook.com, you could only have one picture (your profile picture), walls were replaced by a single box of text and events, and messages and groups did not exist. In the years since, Facebook has exploded with new applications, news-feeds, privacy settings, hundreds of redesigns and most importantly, people. “It’s our goal to provide a tool that helps people understand what’s going on with the people around them; all of our additions and changes will contribute to this goal,” wrote Zuckerberg. When Facebook began, that goal really did seem to ring true. It was a place to meet and stay in touch with friends you met at orientation and then at school. It truly was a college student’s haven where they did not have to worry about their grandma stumbling onto their picture album from freshman year. According to “How Facebook is taking over our lives” by Jessi Hempel on CNNMoney.com (Mar. 11, 2009), “The College and post-college crowd the site originally aimed to serve (18to-24 year-olds) now makes up less than a quarter of the users.” Since that article was published nearly a year ago the intake of the non-college crowd has expanded beyond belief. “It’s really turned me off to Facebook because it’s not just my mom on there, it’s my girlfriend’s parents and her aunt and uncle,” said junior vocal performance major Jeremy Richardson. The site has changed in ways other than who is using
it. Hempel said, “The ‘stickiness’ of the site is a key part of 24-year-old CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s original plan to build an online version of the relationships we have in real life.” Sure, it seemed innocent enough at the start but according to Hempel, it ballooned into a place to cam-
sional and indispensable,” Hempel said. Those who are slightly removed from the business aspects of Facebook are more affected by the constant influx of friend requests from people they have never met – the applications PeopleFinder and Suggested friends help to keep them coming in. The constant redesigns to the site keep Facebook users guessing as well. The latest change came on the sixth anniversary of the site, on Feb. 5. A nytimes.com article “Another Redesign for Facebook on 6th Birthday” said, “Past changes have sparked protests from users, though Facebook says it makes them to serve its audience better.” Facebook also says it conducts months of testing to ensure the changes will go smoothly and often changes things in response to requests from users. Zuckerberg continually writes in “The Facebook Blog” explaining the reasoning behind the changes and apologizing for failed past attempts at making the site more user friendly. One of it’s earliest and most significant changes came on Sept. 26, 2006 when Facebook became open to everyone of age 13 and older with a valid e-mail address. “When I first came to school, only college students were on Facebook and I think that was a really beneficial networking tool,” said senior political science major Mary Holland. “Now it’s becoming something way bigger where our 14 year-old siblings and 50 year-old parents are on – I think it should’ve stayed with college Mary Lemcke/ Illustration Editor students.” paign for presidency, recruit new hires for Dell and borMany college students are row ideas for Microsoft’s newest operating system. “His disappointed the requirement of having a college e-mail ultimate goal is less poetic- and perhaps more abitious: to to gain access to Facebook is long gone. Since the site’s turn Facebook into the planet’s standardized communica- focus has shifted to encompass 400 million people, it tion (and marketing) platform, as ubiquitous and intuitive seems that those for whom the site was created have long as the telephone but far more interactive, multidimen- since been forgotten.
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Another year, a fresh set of Vagina Monologues JOHN MATEY Staff Writer
Surrounded by the deep maroon wall barriers, the William’s Center Multi-Purpose Room was alive and stronger than ever with feminine pride on Friday night. Hundreds of students, parents and friends gathered this weekend in support of Fredonia's annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Both male and female audience members became captivated by the warm glow of the stage. The surrounding atmosphere itself was worthy of attention, complete with self-made actress profiles, a rape-free zone and not to mention the larger-than-life cloth female genitalia in back of the room. Donning red and black outfits, the all-female cast composed of students from all majors – ranging from TV/digital film to psychology – took the stage for their own separate reasons. “It’s about empowerment,” said freshman BFA actress Marisa Caruso. “Eliminating the taboo and bringing it out into the open.” The performances did just that as they brought up the tough issues of abuse, sex, rape, menstruation, masturbation and self-image. Sponsored by both the Women’s Student Union and Pride Alliance, this year’s performance donated 90 percent of its profit to the women’s shelter in Jamestown, NY. The student group CEASE was also involved, holding a raffle during intermission. Each actor held a red index card during her monologue, signifying her monologue to be an actual woman’s story. Based on a series of over 200 interviews with women from all different ages and backgrounds, the show is crafted to appeal to all audiences while raising awareness. The two-act show had audience members of both sexes cheering loudly and enthusiastically for each monologue. Showing waves of support, the messages and themes of the show continue to spread more and more each year. “I had never seen the show before,” said freshman theatrical production and design major Josh Hutchinson. “The most prevalent message was about violence and trying to fight.” From hysterical satires to passionate nail-biting issues, the monologues got the audience involved. “Reclaiming Cunt” was especially moving, involving each audience member as the actors diligently moved about the crowd progressively screaming the word “cunt” louder and louder. Like a scene out of “The Mighty Ducks,” every audience member could be seen showing pride and support through and through. “I think [audiences] should be shocked and should have an appreciation,” said freshman BA theatre major Hannah Roccisano. “It gives you a sense of community knowing that people care about the same things that you do.” The single-spotlight monologues emphasized themes everyone, both female and male, can relate to. The performance ended with a retrospective view and an audience reality check. By having viewers get out of their seats for domestic abuse, audience members went home thinking about the real issues still facing society and the sexes today. “The show is so emotional,” said Caruso. “When we’re faced with this very difficult material we have to understand it’s a part of everyday life.” Matt Cole/Special to the leader
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“This Town Ain’t the Same Place That It Ever Was”
“This Town Ain’t the Same Place That It Ever Was,” an original art installation, opened on Saturday night in the Emmitt Christian Gallery of the Rockefeller Arts Center. Seniors Dylan England (Drawing and Painting), Jesse Wittmeyer (Drawing & Painting, Animation & Illustration), and Aaron Bueg (Animation & Illustration, Graphic Design) and alumni Mat Andreini (Photography, History) exhibited a collaborative, street artinspired mural, accompanied by photographic montages by Andreini and mixed-media collages by England and Wittmeyer.
Photos taken by Susan Kornacki, Assistant Reverb Editor.
The “massive collaborative wallpiece,” in the latter’s words, was created by all four artists. It dominates the square, one room gallery with such highlights as a crotchgrabbing cupid, a half-dressed woman and a condom peeking out of a pocket. The Christian Gallery is open to the public 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM seven days a week. “This Town Ain’t the Same Place It Ever Was” will be on display through March 26. Keep your eye out for future collaborations by this talented set in the greater Fredonia community.
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Blue Devils lose in double overtime
JUSTIN LAMOREAUX Staff Writer
Friday night became one of the most exciting games of the season for the Blue Devils Women’s basketball team as it overcame a 14 point deficit in the second half to force overtime against the third place New Paltz Hawks. Starting the game off strong with a 6-0 run, the Blue Devils were locked in a tight game throughout the first half, as both teams traded basket for basket. However, with 6:37 left in the first half, New Paltz began to pull away. With the score at 24-19, the Hawks played sound offensive and defensive, basketball, holding Fredonia State to just seven points while scoring sixteen of their own and putting an end to the first half leading 40-26. Trailing by 14 points, the second half saw a Blue Devils squad that was determined to get back into the game. “We came out in the second half ready to go and ready to win and we wanted it so bad,” said team captain Caroline Hourihan. The Blue Devils began the second half as they did the first, scoring six straight points and eventually coming to within four points of the Hawks. With 15:25 left in the second half, the Devils were down 42-38 and were poised to complete their comeback. New Paltz had other ideas and started pulling away as they did in the first half. Aided by an 11-4 run, the Hawks held a comfortable 53-42 advantage. Resiliency is an attribute that all good teams must own in order to be in contention late in games, and the Blue Devils showed that they have that trait as they played well down the stretch. Hourihan hit a three to bring the game within eight, freshman Grace Moore was fouled driving to the basket and made both of her free throws. Courtney Kingston converted on one of her two free throw attempts after being fouled and Katie Landy hit a two point shot. With 4:33 left in the half, Fredonia State trailed 56-49. After a New Paltz timeout, Merissa Gaeta was fouled and hit both of her free throws, pulling Fredonia to within six as the Blue Devils trailed 57-51 with 3:23 left. Landy and Gaeta continued to hit clutch baskets, as Landy made a layup and Gaeta followed suit after a New Paltz timeout, moving the gap to 59-55. With 36 seconds left, Landy was fouled, and made one of her free throws. After consecutive timeouts by New Paltz they found themselves at the free throw line and could only make one of two to hold a slim 60-56 lead. Following a Fredonia timeout, Landy was again fouled with 7.3 seconds to play after getting her layup to drop. She could not capitalize on the opportunity for the three point play, which set the stage for Hourihan. Hourihan’s three point bomb from beyond the arc as time expired sent the Devils into overtime and sent the fans at Steele hall into fits of hysterics. “I couldn’t believe it went in,” Hourihan said. “I knew when I released it that it was going in but I was in shock. It was awesome.” Hourihan’s last-second heroics were imitated by Nicole Calbi at the end of the first overtime period. Trailing 71-69, Calbi grabbed an offensive rebound after two missed Blue devil baskets and hit a layup while falling backwards to send the game into a second
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FSU guard Nicole Calbi gets assistance from her team while she goes for a basket during the second half of their game. overtime. “Well originally I was going to try and tip it in, but then I just fell and threw it up and I guess it was luck,” Calbi said. At the beginning of the second overtime, both teams traded free throws, hitting one of two attempts, and the game remained tied at 72 with 3:47 left. Despite key baskets down the stretch by Hourihan, Landy and Gaeta, the Blue Devils fell just short in the second overtime, losing by a score of 78-77. This marked only their second loss in Steele Hall this season. “I’m really proud of the way we battled back, they’re the third place team and we lost to the buzzer with them so we know we can compete,” said head coach Donna Wise. “We really felt that we could win it in each overtime period straight out.”
Blue Devil Swimmers finish strong at SUNYAC championships
Joe Tacopina Staff Writer
With another season come and gone, the Fredonia State swimmers have plenty to smile about. The men’s and women’s squads each finished fourth at the SUNYAC championships at Erie Community College in Buffalo, with the women finishing just 22 points behind New Paltz for third place. Both squads finished fifth last year. “The goal was team performance at the end,” said head coach Arthur Wang. “The culmination of the team finishing fourth was certainly the most noted success this year.” The women’s squad broke four records on the final day of competition and won a sixth consecutive 3-meter springboard diving championship. Freshman Sarah Ficarro won the event this year, scoring 467.15
points to secure the victory. She became the third woman diver from Fredonia in six years to claim this event, following in the footsteps of Teresa MacInnes and fourtime champ and 2009’s national champion Kelly Sponholz. Ficarro also won Diver of the Meet honors, the fifth year in a row that a Fredonia diver has won the award. Setting records for the Fredonia women were sophomore Juliana Walker in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:13.84, junior Morgan Reisch in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:11.92, and freshman Stephanie Andrasek in the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:12.24. The women also set a record in the 400 yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:40.87, courtesy of Walker, Reisch, freshman Liz Schake, and freshman Jessica Dosser. On the men’s side of the events, all eyes were on senior breaststroker Mike Seay and senior diver Christian Torres.
Throughout their four-year careers they set various school and personal records and were staples of Fredonia’s swimming program. Seay had held records in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke prior to championship weekend before junior Mike Mitchell eclipsed both records. Torres, one of the most dominant divers to have graced the diving boards at Fredonia, finished his career winning the men’s 1–meter springboard with a score of 497.20. He also finished third in the 3– meter springboard with a 466.45. According to Wang, both swimmers were very critical to the team during the championship run both as team leaders and competitors. “They were tremendously important and it was evidenced by last semester’s training. The leadership they displayed was tremendous, especially during the
championship meet,” said Wang. “They lead several team meetings throughout the championship weekend, reminding the kids to stay relaxed and stay focused and also just reminding the team to be supportive and enthusiastic of each other.” After reflecting on their careers for a little while both Seay and Torres realized they would have very fond memories of their teammates and coaches. “I will always remember my teammates and coaches,” Torres said. “They are the reason I kept getting better. Without them I wouldn’t have gotten this far.” Torres claimed that both Thursday sessions would remain with him for a long time because of the competition he faced. “Going against some of the best divers, not only in the SUNYACs but nationwide, and getting to compete against them
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Hockey Plattsburgh, NY – The men’s hockey team embarked on a North Country double header, playing Potsdam on Friday and Plattsburgh Saturday. The first leg was a barn burner, with the Devils winning a 10-6 track meet in exciting fashion. The Bears led 5-2 at the first intermission, but Fredonia stormed back to a 6-5 lead after the second. Potsdam tied it up in the third before the Devils finally pulled away. Eight Devils scored, and three goalies saw the ice. Mitch Kulikoski and Bryan Ross each tallied two. Fifth ranked Plattsburgh took a 3-0 lead in the second period in route to a 4-1 in the second game. The Blue Devils scored their only goal on the power play, with Jordan Oye adding the lone talley. The Devils fell 16-6-2, with a conference record of 12-2-1. Fredonia clinched third place in the SUNYAC standings. Track and Field
Sarah Ficarro Ficarro was named Diver of the Meet after winning SUNYAC championships in 3-meter and 1-meter springboard diving. She is an NCAA provisional qualifier off both boards. By winning the 3-meter title, she extended the Blue Devils' run of SUNYAC champs to six straight years. Teresa MacInnes won in 2005, and Kelly Sponholz in 2006 through 2009. Sponholz also won four straight SUNYAC 1-meter titles.
Nick Guarino Guarino continued his solid indoor season with his most impressive performance so far -- a 4:08.10 mile at the Boston University Valentine Invitational. He was the top finisher from an NCAA Division III school and 9th overall out of 203 entries. His time was both an automatic NCAA D-III qualifier and the fastest time this season in the division based on coaches' reports through Monday morning to www.raceberryjam. com. It is also believed to be a Fredonia State men's mile record.
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Men Boston, MA – Nick Guarino turned in the current best time in the nation in the mile at the Valentine Invitational. The junior blazed to a Blue Devil record and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 4:08.10 at Boston University’s ultra fast banked track. Teammate Mac McMahill added a provisional qualifier in the 800 meter, finishing in 1:53.61. Broncho Rollins, Greg Craft and Cody Dahleiden finished 10th-11th12th in the pole vault. Andrew Charsky finished 10th in the triple jump, leaping to a 13.05 meter mark. Women Boston, MA – Three women turned in SUNYAC qualifying times at Boston University. Shannon Gowen finished the mile in 5:42.14, and Sarah Furman and Ashley Cocuzzi both qualified for the 5000 meter, with a 19:25.74 and a 20:33.04, respectively. Kathleen Goodberelt turned in a personal best heave of 10.16 meter in the shot put, while Jackie Majka had a strong day in the jumps. She finished with a height of 1.53 meter in the high jump, and added 4.99 meter and 10.26 meter leaps in the long and triple jumps.
Reporting done by Brian Zarley, Staff Writer
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Hockey Saturday Feb. 20 vs Morrisville, 7 p.m The Blue Devils welcome Morrisville into Steele Hall for the annual Pink the Rink game. The Blue Devils are currently ranked third in conference standings and look to end the regular season with a win against the Mustangs who are currently ranked seventh in the conference. Jim Christopher, Sports Editor colin frank/ staff photographer
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Meet the Moores
The Fredonia women’s basketball team has 16 games under their belt this season and has enjoyed moderate success. The team has struggled on the road against conference rivals, where it has an 0-5 record. Success this season has come at home in Steele hall, where seven out of eight wins have been earned. A consistent contributor day in and day out is Grace Moore, a freshman guard who has started 15 out of 16 games this season. Grace is averaging eight points per game and is tied for first on the team with 30 steals. Grace is the daughter of Kevin Moore, head coach of the Blue Devils men’s basketball team who is entering his ninth season as head coach of the Blue Devils. Grace’s decision to attend college at Fredonia was only an afterthought during her senior year, as she was set on going to Nazareth College to play basketball and run track. “I did an overnight visit at Nazareth and stayed with the girls on the team and I met with the coach and did a showcase there with them,” Grace said. “I loved the campus and everything but I knew the girls on the team here and I knew the coach and I felt more comfortable coming here.” Another factor in her decision was the difference in tuition, noting that SUNY school tuition is astronomically less than private school tuition. Not only did Moore have a level of familiarity with her fellow teammates and coaching staff, she also knew that coming to Fredonia would give her more time to converse with her father. “In high school, he was only able to make it to one or two of my games because of his schedule but now he gets to see the first half of every single one of my games,”
Grace said. “It’s nice knowing that he’s there and gets to watch me play.” An added perk of Coach Moore’s presence at Grace’s games is his ability to critique her game to help her in areas she needs to improve and congratulate her in areas she has played well. “To watch her play as a freshman, she doesn’t play with much fear,” Coach Moore said. “She plays like she has more experience than a freshman and I was really pleased with that. She’s out there like she belongs out there.” Coach Moore continued his critique of his daughter in saying she needs to work on her left hand, a difficult adjustment that most right handed shooters have to make. Also on being more consistent shooting beyond the three point line. Overall, he is impressed by his daughter’s poise. “She has what I call good basketball IQ,” Coach Moore said. “She has a good understanding and knowledge of the game, so because of that it helps her to be more effective on the court. Defensively she’s done a good job and her knowledge of the game helps that.” Her play has garnered the notice of fans, as well. “As an athlete, I know how difficult it is to adjust to a higher level of competition, and I’ve been very impressed in what I’ve seen so far from Grace,” said Matt Ascolese, a regular attendee at the women’s basketball games. Both Grace and Coach Moore attribute Grace’s toughness to her experience playing against boys each summer in the basketball camps that Coach Moore runs. “My dad used to do just a girls week at camp, and a guys week at camp and I would do the girls week and then the guys as well,” Grace said. “I think it’s better playing against guys than against girls because of the competition level.” As impressed as he is with his daughter thus far in her
collegiate career, Coach Moore thinks she can reach new heights in the next couple years. “I think if she continues to work on her skills, I think she could potentially be an all conference player and that’s the coach speaking, not the dad speaking.”
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Father and Daughter Kevin and Grace Moore
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and beat them was big. And then Coach Crawford’s smile right after just sealed the deal for me. I couldn’t have been happier that night.” Torres admitted that assistant coach Crawford saw a lot of potential in him when no one else could see it in him. “He taught me how to believe in myself and to do the best possible job I could," Torres said. "And that’s what I did. I think that’s what made me so successful this year.” In Seay’s case, he gave the team a lot of credit and said that he could not do it without them. He also claimed that the team’s training trip to Florida really helped bring the team together. “36 degrees outside and having to look at out coaches wearing winter hats and
parkas while we swam 10,000 yards was definitely an experience to last a lifetime,” Seay said. While Seay will take a lot of memories with him when he graduates in May, he says that his time with the team will be the most cherished memory of all. “My fondest memory that I will have to take away from my career is definitely all four years as a whole,” Seay said. “My coaches, my teammates, the athletic department faculty, and my accomplishments. Thanks to Everyone.”
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Young talent propels Blue Devils in overtime win
Friday night the Blue Devils Basketball team faced off against conference rival New Paltz and came out victorious, beating the Hawks 67-62 in overtime. The victory boosts the Blue Devils record to 9-11 overall and 7-7 in conference play while the New Paltz Hawks fell to 11-11 overall and 7-8 in conference play. Friday night's in–conference win was an important one for the Blue Devils as their last three games of the season are all conference games and the team is looking to make a run at the playoffs. The good news is two of those three games are at home and the Blue Devils' home record now stands at 5-1. Head coach Kevin Moore is enthusiastic about his team’s play. “I’m ecstatic that we have had some young kids step up for us and respond. Amir Billups, Jonathon Herrera and Sean Donahue are all sophomores that have been playing a lot of minutes this year,” Moore said. “I’m excited that they played as well as they did in a close game.” Sophomore guard Amir Billups was Fredonia’s leading scorer Friday night, scoring 12 points and sinking four of seven three point attempts. Billups is the team leader in three point percentage at .421 making 40-85 shots from three point range this season. Other major contributors to the Blue Devils victory included junior forward Julius Bryant with 11 points, freshman guard Joseph Monahan with nine points and sophomore guard Sean Donahue with eight points. “I’m feeling pretty good” Billups said.
“Our offense is working hard doing what coach wants, I’m just trying to put good shots up and they have been going in.” Fredonia dominated the first half leading by as many as 17 points. At the half the Blue Devils led the Hawks 3925. It seemed every shot taken outside the three point line by Fredonia was a sure thing in the first half but they came out in the second half a different team. It looked like a completely different offense on the court. The Blue Devils had to wait seven minutes before Kyle Mitchell would score the Blue Devils first points of the second half. During that stagnant seven minutes New Paltz began to mount a comeback as the Blue Devils watched their 14–point lead diminish. The Blue Devils had possession of the ball with 26 seconds left in regulation and made a thrilling attempt at ending the game in the final seconds of regulation. Senior forward Scott Valenta took a shot just behind the foul line and could not get the shot to fall. Senior forward Greg MacBride rebounded the ball and took it to the hoop on a second attempt but was not able to come up with the basket sending the game into overtime. “A lot of that can be attributed to our youth and inexperience, we played really well in the first 20 minutes and then we got tentative in the first ten minutes of the second half,” Moore said. “Sometimes we were not aggressive enough then other times we were trying too hard trying to do too much too fast. That’s just a sign of youth.” New Paltz won the jump ball in
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FSU fans help support their Blue Devils in their own, costumed way. overtime and was the first team to score. Fredonia would match New Paltz shot for shot and took a late lead. The nail in the coffin came when sophomore Jonathon Herrera was fouled. He made both foul shots and the Fredonia defense was able to hold the lead for a Blue Devil victory. “Right now we are in a dog fight to get a home game [in the postseason] and
tonight was a big step forward. We were tied with them going in, so getting this win feels pretty good,” Valenta said. “I feel good about the playoffs, our last three of four are at home and our away game is against Geneseo who we beat earlier in the year. I’m pretty confident we can win these last four and get a home game.”
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Horny dad breezes through bedtime story Mr. Polone
“After trying the first bowl of porridge, Goldilocks decided that she wasn’t hungry and preferred being thin so she jogged home. The end.” On Sunday night, this is how Gary Sendick Sr. told his son Todd the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This is clearly a disgusting contrast from the classic and honored story of a little blonde thief who infiltrated the natural habitat of three endangered bears. The abridged version did not stem from Sendick’s personal views on the story nor was it an attempt to preserve his son’s innocence. It was actually just a matter of time constraints. “My back was against the wall, okay? The old lady and I haven’t had [relations] in over seven months. I saw Mrs. Sendick take some Nyquil a little earlier so I knew I had approximately six minutes to wrap this story up with Todd before she dozed off,” Sendick explained. In order to spend time making sweet, sweet love to his wife, Sendicks cheated his son out of a bedtime story. This sad situation is not an uncommon event. Four of Todd’s schoolmates can attest to hearing “different versions” of
1) Todd, a Sophomore English major, had 100,000 sperm cells and gave 1 to Alicia Ryner, his English Composition Professor. How fast are their bright futures growing dim? 2) There are 25 students in your Calculus class. 3 are going to get an A, 10 are getting B’s, 5 are going to end up with a C and 6 are going to get a D. What is the probability you’re sitting next to the right kid at the midterm? 3) Tim bought four 30- racks for the party that 11 people have to share. How many incriminating Facebook photographs will there be tomorrow?
Dear Shanyn, well-known fairy tales on nights when their fathers appeared to be rushed or distracted. Another father, Vinn Umbrick, commented on this form of neglectful parenting. “You don’t know how demanding and stressful it is to have kids. You can’t sacrifice any opportunity for [relations],” Umbrick said, adding, “Now, let’s thinks about this; my kid’s gonna hear the story Jack and The Beanstalk at least 25 more times in his life, okay? Give me a break if for one of those I get the details fuzzy.” It seems that as long as time to read bedtime stories means less time for [relations] there will be dads who do not have the discipline to stick to the script.
Dear Shanyn, My friends at school are really into partying and I used to be but now going out three times a week just doesn’t seem like that much fun. I love my friends but we are starting to drift apart because I am the only one in our group that doesn’t go out. I want to maintain my closeness with my friends but I definitely don’t want to party as much. What do you suppose I should do? From, Studious Sally Dear Studious Sally, I have a similar problem to you but it involves my Pokémon addiction. I want to play a fast-paced game of Pokémon every night while my lame friends want to do things like schoolwork and sleep. As a result of this, my friendships have faded but at the same time I have made other friends. My advice for you would be to find other people who do not like to party three times a week, because that can be unhealthy. Pick up a Pokémon card and play the game of Life. Hey, you never know, maybe we can be friends. But probably not, I have pretty high standards for friends. I hope that helped you out and if it didn’t then you’re a fool. Sincerely, Shanyn
Lack of flannel at BJ’s on Friday night ‘alarming’
Perhaps another sign that the world will be ending in 2012, BJ’s patrons noticed less flannel than usual on Friday night. The owners claim there is no reason to be alarmed, but the regulars are skeptical. “This kid didn’t even know who The Arcade Fire was. No Joke.” said Art Major Nick Greene as he puffed on a Parliament Light. “I swear, the minute I hear Crash at this bar I’m leaving and taking my corndog with me.” Currently a Super Senior, Greene continued to ramble on about the skinny jean glory days of the bar and how he has been a loyal customer since he got his first fake I.D. in Toronto freshman year. For some, the absence of flannel wasn’t nearly as disturbing as the presence of other
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articles of clothing. Bar-goers apparently observed a startling number of flat brimmed hats and North Face fleeces, causing some to take note on their iPhone or in their Moleskin Journal. “It was just really, really weird. I’m still a little shook up”, sniffled Junior Cindy Roland as she wiped off her septum piercing, “the last thing this bar needs is to pick up the embarrassing Old Main crowd.” An informal interview of the three people who actually go to the Hairy Lemon reported no change in clientele at their bar. No one was available to comment at Sunny’s, since everyone was either throwing up in the bathroom or texting their friends about their latest drunken hookup. The investigation into the dwindling amount of flannel is still ongoing. So far there have been no noticeable drops in PBR or Urban Outfitter stock.
“That’s easy – alcohol at 13, cocaine at 15.”
“18. Dude, if I can die for my country, why can’t I have a beer?”
“As long as you keep it in the basement and no one drives anywhere, I really don’t care.”
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