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THE MONTCLARION The Student Voice of Montclair State University Since 1928
Issue 2 Sept. 9, 2010
Sprague Library Strengthens Laptop Renting Rules
$35,000 Worth of Film Equipment Stolen
Ratanjot Rekhi Assistant News Editor
With the OIT's changes to laptop lending and printing this year, students will be allowed to take laptops borrowed from Sprague Library outside towards Cafe Diem with new restrictions and fines for late laptop returns. Borrowing a laptop from Sprague library follows the same protocol as last year. The fine print on the new Laptop Lending Policy, placed in plastic protective stands on the checkout desks informs students of the changes. The changes include selfexplanatory rules concerning from time alloted for loans, saving instructions, printing and potential damage fees. The biggest change is in Statement of Liability. All of the rules have been in effect since Sept. 1. When a student borrows a laptop, the borrower is agreeing to the terms and conditions of this policy. Now, if Laptops Continued on Page 6
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"The Cage" is the room in which a majority of the equipment that was stolen was taken from.
Joseph Lisnow Staff Writer
On June 10, at around 10 p.m., the film department reported that $35,000 worth of equipment, and miscellaneous items, was stolen from inside The Cage in Calcia Hall. The perputrator(s) remain unknown. The detective bu-
reau is currently investigating the case. There have been several leads thus far, all of which are being followed up on by the detective bureau according to Lieutenant Kieran Barrett of the MSU police department. The incident appears to be isolated according to Barrett, but he says that theft unfortunately is common at col-
leges where items are unsecured and/or left unattended for long periods of time. “Secure items as best you can, keep track of items over time and always contact police as soon as you believe a crime has been committed,” said Barrett. “Waiting can only delay or hinder an investigation as time, suspects and evidence have passed.” Items reported stolen
New Interactive Statues Light up the Amphitheater Ratanjot Rekhi Assistant News Editor
Jillian Keats | The Montclarion
Not only do the statues make sounds, but they light up as well. In order to see the colors at their best, students go at night to interact with the statues.
In the midst of all of the construction on campus, over the summer Montclair welcomed the work of architect/ composer Christopher Janney into the MSU Amphitheater, located next to the Alexander Kasser Theater. While the white statues by George Segal will be tem-
porarily missed, some new art has been added onto the scene of the south end of campus. Whether passing by to go to class or walking to the Red Hawk Deck, missing an opportunity to escape to this magical sound and light installation would be a mistake. The new installment includes 36 red pillars composed of multiple sensors
from the cage included a variety of professional quality cameras, such as, DVX100's and NikonD60s, The Cage computer, four microphones, three cables, lights, apple boxes, C-stands, money deposits and sandbags. Manager of The Cage and film making major Stephen DeMaria was one of the first Film Theft Continued on Page 5
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that give off various sounds. The sounds range from the wild jungle life to the relaxing rainforest, even miscellaneous horns. The sparkling lights twinkle mystical shades throughout the day that invite passersby to take a closer look. “As I walked by I had to stop by and figure out what it was. Then I saw that it Statues Continued on Page 4
New Construction Begins on 100-year Old Sewage Lines to Benefit Campus Dormitories Nicole Simonetti News Editor
Montclair State University will begin their project of replacing the 100-year old sewage lines, and adding one new one, to use for the new dormitories that are being built, called The Heights, on Wednesday. As of now, the project is
running according to schedule. Work has begun on Normal Avenue and will continue south to Valley Road. Authorities expect the construction to take about three months and could possibly take up to six months if things go wrong. Weather weighs heavily on the project, and could postpone it. Residents of Montclair still stress concern for the project,
Students Enjoy First Friday Night on Campus
but Montclair State is doing its best to handle the situation. Paula Maliandi stated, “The sewer project will not only benefit Montclair State, but also the township of Montclair because it enhances and replaces aging sewers at no cost to Montclair Township taxpayers—a 'win-win' for both Montclair State and the township of Montclair.” Montclair State’s cam-
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pus will benefit because the sewage lines will be used in dormitories that will house 2,000 new students. Town residents are worried about the commotion that the construction will cause, especially since some of the construction may be done in people’s backyards. Residents are also worried about the traffic that may occur and the noise they will have to endure.
There are many precautions that construction workers will be taking to accommodate residents, such as working overnight and notifying them when construction will be taking place. A meeting was held on Sept. 2 to address concerns. In attendance were: Jack Shannon, Vice President of Sewage Lines Continued on Page 6
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MSU employee reported the theft of her potters wheel from the sculp1 On Aug. 31: An ture studio in Calcia Hall. This case is under investigation.
On Aug. 31: Students Andrew Baczynskyi and Mark Salerno were charged with
underage possession of alcohol while in the Bohn and Blanton Hall Quad.
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Reid Coopersmith, Robert Bartow, Alyssa Correri, Reagan Heller, Casey Gizzo and Catherine Menendez were charged with underage consumption of alcohol while at Hawk Crossings.
On Sept. 2: An MSU employee reported the theft of a Blu-Ray player and WiFi system from a projection booth in Calcia Hall.
Blanton Hall resident student reported the theft of her room key and 5 On Sept. 2: Acash was removed from her wallet. On Sept. 2: A student reported the theft of his parking hang tag from his unlocked 6 vehicle in Lot 28. On Sept. 2: A student reported the theft of his wallet containing personal items and 7 $80 in cash from his unlocked locker in the Menâ€™s Locker Room at the
Campus Recreation Center. MSUPD would like to remind those who use the Campus Recreation Center that they should not leave personal items in unlocked lockers.
8 with a closed fist on Clove Road. On Sept. 3: A student reported the theft of her parking hang tag from her unlocked 9 vehicle in Lot 27. Flores was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and for 10 On Sept. 6: Andrew being under the influence of marijuana, while in Blanton Hall.
On Sept. 3: Lauren Wollny was charged with simple assault for striking a fellow student
Anyone who has information regarding these incidents is urged to call the police station from any campus phone at T-I-P-S (8477). All calls are strictly confidential.
SGA Notes SGA will have another meeting next Wed., Sept. 15.
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Corrections In last week's issue, Carley Hussain's name was spelt incorrectly in the list of The Montclarion staff on page 2.
September 9, 2010 • The Montclarion
President Cole’s Welcome Messsage should have ran in our 9/2/2010 print edition. The Montclarion apologizes for the mistake.
PRESIDENT COLE’S WELCOME MESSAGE, FALL 2010
Welcome to the 2010-11 academic year at Montclair State University. Whether you are a residential or a commuting student, I encourage you to spend as much time on campus as possible and to pursue your studies with diligence. To ensure a successful year, I offer the following advice. 1) Take responsibility for your University life! Although your parents and other family members want to assist you, an important part of the University experience is developing your ability to tackle challenges and problems on your own. Begin to build your own network of advisors and resources to enable you to realize your ambitions, and work at getting the information you need and speaking up for yourself — respectfully, of course. 2) Ask questions! If you have questions, ask. Ask your professors, your advisors, your Student Government Association (SGA) leaders. Ask the professional staff members who are prepared to guide you through all the requirements that organize our lives here on campus. So when in doubt and when you are confused, just ask. 3) See your academic advisor often! Advisors for new students and for returning students who have yet to declare a major are located in Morehead Hall. Advisors for students who have already declared a major are located in their department, college, or school. If you do not know who your advisor is, log on to WESS at wfs.montclair.edu and click on “Faculty and Advisor Self Service.” If you are still not sure, go to Morehead Hall and ask. First-year students should make every effort to develop a relationship with their ﬁrst-year counselors. These individuals are the staff members who worked with you during your summer orientation, and they will be there for you during the entire academic year. Your ﬁrst-year counselor can be found through the ofﬁce of New Student Experience in Morehead Hall. Make yourself known to the people who are here to help you. I assure you that they want to know you, and they genuinely want to be of assistance to you. 4) Get involved in at least one signiﬁcant campus activity! Students who are active in campus life are more likely to succeed academically, be satisﬁed socially, and graduate sooner than students who are uninvolved in the University community. The SGA sponsors many clubs and organizations that will welcome your participation. Are you interested in sports, theater, music, foreign languages, service to others, politics, or culture? Montclair State has it all. Find the groups to which you can contribute your talents and from which you can learn something new. You will ﬁnd a list at the SGA’s website (www.montclair. edu/SGA). Don’t be shy about it. You have as much to offer as the next person, and your involvement will be welcome. Commuter students, don’t just come to class and head right home. All activities on campus are just as much for you as they are for resident students. Take advantage of breaks in your schedule to join a club, attend an activity in the Student Center, or work on campus. 5) Plan your working hours carefully! We realize that some students must work to cover their expenses and many others choose to work. To the extent that you are able, I urge you to limit the hours you work to preserve time to focus on both your studies and other campus activities. If you are to beneﬁt fully from your opportunities at the University, your studies must be your ﬁrst priority. One excellent solution for many students is to work right here at Montclair State, where there are many different types of jobs available for students. For example, you could become a shuttle bus driver or work in the Red Hawk Diner. Both are well-paid positions that will help you meet people on campus and get you connected to this community. Check the job postings at www.montclair.edu/CareerServices/studentservices/jobinstructions.html, or drop into the Center for Career Services & Cooperative Education in Room 337 of Morehead Hall. 6) Explore public transportation! The number of cars on campus is growing along with the University. Try to get out of your cars to explore the convenience — and contribute to the environmental beneﬁts — of public transportation. The University has two train stations, and both NJ Transit and DeCamp buses stop on campus. To facilitate the use of mass transit, NJ Transit offers students a 25% discount on monthly passes. To receive this discount, students can log on at www.montclair.edu/njtransit. 7) Be respectful! You now belong to a University community whose members enjoy an extraordinary degree of freedom. For the University to function as it should, its members are expected and obligated to behave in a respectful manner toward other members of the community: fellow students, professors, University police ofﬁcers, and staff. As a member of this community, you are also obligated to treat the University’s facilities, equipment, and grounds with care so that everyone can beneﬁt from them. In return, you have the right to expect that you yourself will be treated with respect and that your enjoyment of the University’s facilities will not be ruined by the carelessness or disregard of others. Finally, if you see me on campus, please say hello. I will probably ask you how you are doing, and I will really want to know. Have an exciting year! President Susan A. Cole People You Should Know at Montclair State The e-mail address of almost all of these people consists of their last name followed by their ﬁrst initial @mail.montclair.edu. For example, Vice President Karen Pennington’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone numbers for all faculty and staff may be found on the on-line directory at: www.montclair.edu/search.php?q=&tab=EmpDirectory.
Dr. Karen L. Pennington Ms. Kathleen Ragan Dr. Rose Mary Howell Ms. Margaree Coleman-Carter Mr. James Harris Ms. Donna Barry Dr. Jaclyn Friedman-Lombardo Ms. Linda Smith Ms. Esmilda Abreu Ms. Romayne Eaker Ms. Fatima deCarvalho Mr. James Anderson Ms. Holly Gera Ms. Maralyn Kinch Mr. Adam Mayer Ms. Denise DeBlasio Mr. Paul Cell Dr. Bryan Terry Dr. Allyson Straker-Banks Mr. Charles Miller Ms. Michele Campagna First-year counselors Mr. Jhon Velasco Academic counselors
Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life Associate VP for Student Development and Campus Life Dean of Students Associate Dean of Student Life Associate Dean of Students and University Ombudsman Director of the University Health Center Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Director of Disability Resource Center Director of Equity and Diversity Programs Director of Campus Recreation Director of the Center for Student Involvement Director of Financial Aid Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Director of Career Information Services Director of Career Development Registrar Chief of University Police Associate VP of Enrollment and Student Academic Support Assistant VP for Student Academics Services Director of the Center for Academic Advising and Adult Learning Director of New Student Experience Program located in the New Student Experience ofﬁce in Morehead Hall (NSE@mail.montclair.edu) Director of the Center for Non-Violence and Peace Initiatives located in your major department’s ofﬁce
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"Everywhere Is the Best Seat" by Christopher Janney brilliantly lights up the Amphitheater with colors and sounds.
played sounds, so I wanted to try it. I felt like a little kid,” said student Fransisco Cordero. Aptly named "Everywhere is the Best Seat," the name is a reflection of American composer John Cage's well-known statement, “Everything you do is music and everywhere is the best seat.” The installation will be open 24 hours a day until Nov. 14 and admission is free. Janney's previous works can also be seen in the lobby of the Alexander Kasser Theater in an exhibition called, “Architecture of the Air: The
Sound and Light Environments of Christopher Janney,” up until Nov.
“Its awesome that Montclair State has this on our campus. We should have them all over MSU." Fransisco Cordero Student
14 as well. Senior Seth Jambor said “[The installment] should be more than an experiment, it should be a permanent fixture at MSU.” Cordero also said that, “Its awesome that Montclair State has this on our campus. We should have them all over MSU.” A 60-minute performance, entitled “Disembodied Instruments,” will take place on the scene on Sept. 11 at 10 p.m., completely free of charge. The architect/composer himself will be at the event including special guests: Dave Revels and Jimmy
Hayes of a capella group The Persuasions, saxophone player Stan Strickland, bass player Wes Wirth, tabla player Jerry Leake and, electric pianist Eddie Grenga. An additional performance can be seen on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. entitled “Physical Music,” followed by an open discussion with Janney. The performance will also include a screening of the short film, “What Is a Heart,” which goes hand-in handwith Janney's thoughts. More information can be found on the interactive statues at Peakferfs. org.
Menus Change and Prices Increase at Café Diem and the Red Hawk Diner
Jillian Keats | The Montclarion
Students and faculty wait on line to get their food from Cafe Diem.
Diana Elwood Staff Writer
Changes were made to the menus of The Red Hawk Diner as well as Café Diem at the beginning of August, as per Dining Service's annual adjustment of menus and pricing. The Director of Auxillary Services, Andrew Pignataro, says that the changes agreed upon by MSU and Sodexo were to drop items that were not selling well and to adjust the prices according to studies done by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pignataro wrote in an e-mail that in Café Diem three wraps were discontinued: the Greek Salad Wrap, Tuscon Wrap and Reuben Wrap. They also altered the Smoked Turkey sandwich to be a Smoked Turkey Cuban. They increased the prices of most of the sandwiches by 50 cents. Pignataro said, “The removal of the aforementioned wraps allows us to stock more of the wraps that the students want. The removal was not a budget issue.” As Lelani Lendof, supervisor of Café Diem, pointed out, the type of bread now used is artisan bread, making the paninis taste better, but also making the sandwiches bigger. “It seems only fair to charge more
if they're bigger sandwiches. People have to take into account that it takes resources to help us students make better choices.” says Valentina DiDonato, a second year political science major. Students will now be able to see how many calories they're about to consume on the menu boards in Café Diem as well. Lendof commented, “I believe it's for the health and wellness of the students.” Lendof added that Café Diem is no longer serving whole milk with hot and cold Starbucks beverages, but using two percent or one percent milk. Pignataro mentioned the addition of the Starbucks Venti size for coffee selection. He said that Café Diem is now accepting one equivalency swipe from 12 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.The equivalency is applicable to the Block Meal Plans only, and current equivalency rate is $5.40. Billy Ibrahim, the manager of The Red Hawk Diner, said that students will now be able to receive free refills on soft drinks. The price of soft drinks did increase from $1.95 to $2.15. French fries increased by 55 cents. Ibrahim pointed out, “Wraps no longer include fries. Usually, for the better of the diner's health, who does not want fries to begin with, since he/she is getting a wrap.”
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Red Hawk Diner employees seat and serve the public who come to dine at MSU.
Ibrahim believes, “This is a twoway street. We want to make all the students happy and give them what they want.” Chris Camizzi said, “I do think that with the big things increasing in price, such as parking and tuition, I would think they would try to give students a break by attempting to lower or keep stable some prices of food and of that nature.”
The Red Hawk Diner has extended the equivalency times from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. Equivalency hours used to end at 8 a.m. The Red Hawk Diner also has a new state of the art A/V system with four LCD televisions. Dining Services, along with the Center of Student Involvement, will be orchestrating events at the diner such as movie night and sports night, including related menu items.
QUICK FACTS Café Diem: No more Greek Salad Wrap, Tuscon Wrap or Reuben Wrap Smoked Turkey sandwich is now a Smoked Turkey Cuban Most sandwich prices increased $0.50 Addition of the Starbucks Venti size Equivalency swipes accepted 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. Red Hawk Diner: Soft drinks increased from $1.95 to $2.15 French fries increased $0.55. Wraps no longer include fries Equivalency swipes accepted 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. Four LCD televisions were added
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to notice that items were missing from inside the cage. “I didn’t think anything of it at first, until people started pulling things off the shelf and the cases were empty,” said DeMaria. “It’s a huge mess to clean up.” Kaitlin Elbon, a film major, stated, “My first reaction was terror of my own education and the money I put into attending Montclair. I love MSU and its film program so much and it was breaking my heart that something horrible like this happened and we couldn't get any information or find out who did it.” Whoever was responsible for the theft may not have taken into account the aftermath of the situation. Elbon said, “With less equipment available for the entire film program, it means less film making and less hands on experience, which is something Montclair loved to do for its students.”
“I knew right away I had to let more people know about the robbery. We needed our school community to support us and help us get back on our feet." Kaitlin Elbon Film Major
Also, seniors need to work on their senior thesis film. They will now have to result to renting equipment which Elbon said could be very stressful. In a letter emailed June 27 to the film students, associate professor of art and design Anthony Pemberton stated: “In the past seven years that I have worked here at Montclair State, no theft has ever occurred. I always believed that the students felt it was their program, and they supported it, and protected it.” Pemberton also stated in the email: “For my part, I have continued to fight to get as much equipment as possible for everyone to use. Access has always been freely given, and is
far more liberal than at most other colleges. We don’t want to accuse anyone. We would just like to have our equipment returned.” Elbon decided to take action after reading the email about the theft. She created her own Facebook group called Support MSU Film. Users can check the page to see future events being held by the film club, send donations and all ideas are welcome. According to Elbon, she chose to use Facebook due to it being the easiest way to get in contact with other students. “I knew right away I had to let more people know about the robbery. We needed our school community to support us and help us get back on our feet. This is why I created the page, to simply get the word out and have everyone join together with ideas, actions and trusting that things can get better,” Elbon stated. “So many people offered help, donations and their own time,” said Elbon. “It means a lot to the students and the film professors as well.” Elbon wants to remind everyone that the film club has weekly events for students and friends on campus in Calcia 135. She hopes that simply the support of attending and creating a stronger community will broaden the film club's future ideas and fundraisers. “I want not only our film majors, but everyone in the Montclair community to learn that we have backbone and need to be there for each other in life,” said Elbon. “At this school we are a small, but strong community of film makers and in such a field we need the support and care from our peers, friends and classmates. We need to learn to stick together through tough times, and create something even greater for ourselves.” Anyone with further information should contact the Detective Bureau at 973-655-5222 or anonymously on campus through extension 8477 (TIPS). As of print time, the film department did not return e-mails pertaining to the incident.
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An inside view of The Cage, where $35,000 worth of film equipment was stolen.
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Manager of The Cage, Stephen DeMario, keeps a close eye over the equipment and the care it receives.
Study Abroad Fair
SEPTEMBER 22 2010
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Student Center Ballrooms
Study Abroad Sessions
Friday • SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 • Student Center, Rooms 411-414 9:30 a.m. Diversity Abroad: You Can Go Too! Students from Diverse Backgrounds and Abilities Go Abroad 11:00 a.m. Affording Study Abroad: Financial Aid, Scholarships and Low-Cost Programs 1:00 p.m. Semester Exchange Programs: Studying Abroad at a Partner University 2:30 p.m. After Graduation: International Fellowships and Opportunities Abroad For more information, please visit the Montclair State University Study Abroad website at: montclair.edu/GlobalEd/studyabroad/ Please register for the September 24 Sessions through the link on our website
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Advancement of Montclair State; Deborah Leonard, who represented Capstone Development, the developers of the residence projects; Gary Obszarny, director of Montclair Township Water Bureau and Sewer Authority; Rich Murnick, a council member of Montclair Township and Marc Dashield, Montclair’s township manager. Maliandi said, “This meeting provided information designed to answer residents’ questions and was a successful information sharing event.”
Without the help of Little Falls this project would not have taken place. The township of Little Falls approved a Treatment Works Application that was submitted by Montclair State. By them approving this application, it allowed Little Falls to partner up with Montclair Township on the project. “The university has also agreed to pay the township $160 for every [fire alarm] call and the agreement, which began Aug. 1, will bring the township $25,000 per year,” Maliandi said.
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The construction began on Normal Avenue to replace the sewage lines.
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Signs alert those traveling onto campus to expect road work on Normal Ave.
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Laptops are stored behind the desk at the Sprague Library to be lent out for three hours.
a student fails to follow this policy there are new consquences. These consequences are listed in Sprague Library. First, there is a $15 fine for every hour the laptop is returned late, up to three hours. After three hours, the laptop is considered lost or stolen, and you will be billed for its replacement up to a maximum of $2500. Students could possibly be restricted from borrowing a laptop for an entire semester if they return the laptop two or more hours late or they damage a laptop. All cases will be reported to the Dean of Students for adjudication under the University Code of Conduct with punishment ranging from University probation up to expulsion from the University. For laptops that are considered stolen, a police report will be filed and possible prosecution under applicable Federal and New Jersey
Statutes will be pursued. Damage or loss charges will be applied directly to the borrower's University account and a hold will be issued. For students like Kristine Listwan such a change almost went without notice. "There was no e-mail or alert that was sent and what if the workers don't alert you?" Listwan said. Students express worry about getting an assignment done within the three-hour time span. Students are also wondering how strict going over the time will be, even down to minutes. Listwan said, “I find it ridiculous, because the computers don't work that well as is, so why am I going to waste my time there now that they are capping the time I can even use the laptops for with fees?” This information is not available at the OIT Website and has not been communicated to students via e-mail since the start of the new semester.
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Remains from the construction stay on the side of the road for workers to come to the following day.
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Pipes that will soon be used towards replacing the sewage lines lay on the side of the road.
September 9, 2010 • The Montclarion
Montclair State University Hosts National 9/11 Flag Stitching Ceremony
Nicole Simonetti News Editor
The anniversary of September 11 is approaching and Montclair State University is lucky enough to have a flag stitching ceremony on Sept. 14. The flag being repaired is the National 9/11 Flag. Smaller American flags will be sewn over the rips and tears that the flag obtained. The New York Says Thank You Foundation will be traveling across the nation, and Montclair State University will be one of its stops. MSU is the only stop in New Jersey that the foundation will be making. The New York Says Thank You Foundation will stop at one location in every state, giving fifty heroes
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the opportunity to contribute to the stitching. The flag is expected to be complete by the tenth anniversary of September 11th. Once the stitching is complete, the National 9/11 Flag will be part of the National September 11 Memorial Museum that is being built where the World Trade Center previously stood. Local heroes can be nominated to be part of the stitching online at www.National911Flag.org. Earlier that day, there will be a ceremony to honor our Constitution. Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. in University Hall. Throughout the day there will be discussions on the Constitution in University Hall as well.
Honorary Degree Nominations Lack Student Input Nelson DePasquale Editor-in-Chief
Every year at Commencement, the University gives out a number of Honorary Degrees. The nomination process starts with us, the MSU community. The only problem is, students rarely vote. “The number varies,” said Frank Schwartz, special assistant to the President. “We don’t get as many as we would like, about 10 a year, often less. That is something we would like to improve on.” With about 18,000 grads and undergrads enrolled at Montclair State University, 10 nominations is a very small sample size. In a recent email to all students, Frank Schwartz explained the criteria and the process of the nominations. “We want to honor people of merit, people who’ve made achievements and contributions in their field,” said Schwartz. “The honorary degree recipients are meant to serve as role models to our students.” Here is the criteria as stated in the e-mail to all students: “Honorary degrees may be awarded by the Board of Trustees to persons who have achieved a record of major distinction at the state or national level in such areas as education, science, the arts, public service, research, the humanities, business and
the professions. Under circumstances approved by the Board, honorary degrees may be awarded to persons who, though they have not achieved national or statewide recognition, have made an especially outstanding and significant contribution to Montclair State University or to higher education.” Former honorary degree recipients include Whoopi Goldberg, Larry Doby, Yogi Berra, Bruce Willis and Nobel Prize winner Richard Axel, among many others. “I’m sure that many students have good ideas as to who should be nominated,” said Schwartz, “but it doesn’t occur to them to vote.” Nominations must be submitted to the President’s Office by Friday, Sept. 17. You can find them at www. montclair.edu/bot/honorarydegrees. html.
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FEature Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Amanda Balbi Feature Editor
Approximately 13 women in 100,000 are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, according to the cancer.gov website. An even higher number of people, both men and women, are affected by the death of a loved one due to ovarian cancer every year. A lot of women don’t know how to prevent or detect ovarian cancer, but it is very easy to detect. Ovarian cancer can actually be felt. If a woman feels “bloated, pain in the pelvis or abdomen, trouble eating or feeling full quickly or urinary symptoms such as urgent or frequent feelings of needing to go,” they should see a doctor immediately, according to cancer.org. Granted, getting period cramps doesn’t count as feeling these symptoms, however, if any of these symptoms are overwhelming and sudden, it might be bad sign. The exam is an easy one that takes a gynecologist fifteen seconds to complete. The gynecologist physically examines your pelvic area while checking for lumps in your uterus. During a yearly exam, the doctor will feel the abdomen for unusual lumps that may be tumors. However, there is no way to find out
Removed ovarian cancer.
if a tumor is benign without a biopsy. A biopsy will show whether the cells are cancerous or not. If the tumors are cancerous, there are a few options. A woman could have local therapy which is removal of cancerous tissue as well as radiation treatment. If a doctor doesn’t think that method is right, there’s also the intraperitoneal chemotherapy, which is chemotherapy that is directed into the abdomen. This especially targets cancer cells in the abdomen and pelvis. Systematic chemotherapy is the last option to treat ovarian cancer. This is when chemotherapy is ingested by mouth or injected into a vein. It’s important that every woman, no matter how old,
Symptoms: • Feeling of Bloating • Pelvic or Abdominal Pain • Trouble eating or feeling full quickly • Frequent Urination and Incontinence
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checked on a yearly basis. It’s never too early to catch a problem and you’re never too young to be affected. It’s important to make sure your body is healthy.
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contact a local gynecologist.
Treatments: • Local Therapy • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy • Systematic Chemotherapy
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The Montclarion • September 9, 2010
The Workout Station: Arm Workout and Stretch
1. Vanessa Hargreaves Assistant Feature Editor
Welcome back MSU to another fun-filled semester of exercises composed by yours truly. This season, I will be focusing on all areas of the body and designing workouts that involve a set of dumbbells in order to create lean muscles faster! This week I’ve decided to start out simple with two exercises and two stretches that target the arms. As you do any workout remember to always breathe throughout to keep your blood flowing. Part 1: Arm Workout Step 1: Tricep Curls — Stand straight with your knees slightly bent and take a dumbbell in each hand. I suggest using a five pound weight, if you’re a beginner. Keep your arms at your sides and, one at a time, raise an arm so that your elbow bends as you are curling up. You will feel your tricep burning, but take it slow so that you are using the muscle to the fullest and not relying on momentum. Do 10 curls on each arm per set then break for 20 seconds. Repeat two more times. Step 2: Shoulder Abduction — Stand in the same position and with both dumbbells in hand, lift your arms up above your head so that they are fully
Photos courtesy of V. Hargreaves.
extended at a 180-degree angle. Then, slowly bring your hands down vertically so that your arms are back at your sides. This exercise sculpts your entire arm, including the back of it. Do 10 repetitions, keeping a steady pace. Take a 30 second break and then complete two more sets. Part 2: Arm Stretch Step 3: Upward Interlock — Stand in the same position as before and fully extend your arms up to the ceiling. Lace your fingers together, creating an interlock with your arms. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds, feeling your arms lengthen and slowly release tension. Step 4: Back Interlock — Stand with your knees soft and your back slightly arched. Stretch out your arms past your back and lace your fingers, like you did in the last stretch. Hold in the interlocking position for 30 seconds and you will feel the muscles in the back of your arm stretch and loosen up. This week’s segment is also available at Themontclarion.org. If you are looking to invest in a set of dumbbells, it isn’t expensive at all; I bought mine at Walmart for eight bucks! Remember to drink plenty of water and have fun pumping iron!
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The Montclarion • September 9, 2010
Students Enjoy First Friday on Campus Katie Winters Copy Editor
Project College, a new addition to Red Hawk Frenzy this year, was a success and a great way for freshmen and transfer students to spend their first Friday night on campus. The Red Hawk Frenzy committee put together the event as a foil to high school’s Project Graduation. “The event is meant to look and feel exactly like a Project Graduation, with the explicit intent of providing introductions and new friends, rather than emotional good-byes,” said Keith Fonseca, assistant director of campus recreation, in an e-mail. “Studies show that students who get connected at college in their first week are more likely to stay connected and do well than those who don’t.” Project College was open to only freshmen and new transfers, further encouraging the building of new friendships. The Recreation Center opened its doors Friday evening to host the event, which was a collaborative effort from Campus Recreation, RecBoard, the Center for Student Involvement, Residential Education and Services, Health Promotion, New Student Experience and the Center for Adult Learning. MSU Gamers, though not on the committee that planned the event, co-sponsored it and provided additional activities. Throughout the night there were many activities that new students could
T-shirt spray painting booth.
Photos courtesy of MSU Student Recreation Center Facebook Page.
Face painting booth during project college.
enjoy, such as water sports, a black light party, floor hockey, video games and movies in the racquetball courts. Project College also provided new students with free snacks, face painting and airbrush clothing. The first 50 students to arrive got free t-shirts and there were raffles. Prizes included an IPad, PS3, books for a semester and 36 rolls of toilet paper, just to name a few. The event went very well according to those in charge, even with an evacuation of the Recreation Center. The fire alarm was triggered by a smoky popcorn machine that left students outside for 10 to 15 minutes, but did not dampen their spirits. The turnout of new students was large and Red Hawk Frenzy hopes to run this event again next year. “All in all, the night was really great. Students were hear[d] saying ‘I love it here,’ ‘I’m so glad I came to MSU,’ ‘I wish Project College was more than once per year.’ It was a special and fun night for all involved,” said Fonseca. Freshman Lindsay Wagner confirmed, “It was a great time.”
Volleyball game during project college.
Student wins Ipad as one of the prizes at the raffle.
A Little Chitchat Dinah Polk Assistant Feature Editor
Hey readers! I’ve been working with The Montclarion for a while now and I’ve decided that the time has come for me to start a column. I happen to be very opinionated and there are things going on around us every day that I feel need to be addressed, and what better way to address these issues than by writing to all of you? Now, I don’t plan on writing a typical column either, I’ll be providing you with material that will bring you back to Carrie Bradshaw circa Sex and The City with a little bit of Perez Hilton and Katie Couric mixed in to spice and smarten things up. So be prepared to read some fun stuff and be intrigued weekly. I’m sure we all have those days where some thing happens and you just can’t stop talking about it. Well that’s exactly what my column is for. I plan on talking about everything, from politics to relationships, food to fashion, and every single thing in between. I may not be an expert on any of these things, even though I do love food and clothes, but I feel that I will be able to speak from the heart and at the very least inform and entertain all of you.
This was just a little something to introduce you all to my idea, next week be on the lookout for my first column. Next week I’ll be discussing the new fashions for fall. I love clothes and style. We’ll have pictures of what not to wear so you don’t make the same mistakes celebrities have. I admit, I made these mistakes before, but I’ve learned and now I’ll pass my experiences off to you. I’m looking forward to your questions and concerns. You can email any questions you want answered to MSUfeature@gmail. com. You can even remain anonymous! Dinah works hard answering your questions!
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Non-existent Students Rate High on Administration’s List
henever anyone ever talks about progress, they are speaking of
the future. This all-consuming concern consists of ten-month plans or even ideas that someone can implement decades from now. Decision makers conveniently forget the now, and Montclair’s administration is no different.
Without being too repetitive, we feel it is our responsibility, as the voice of the student body, to point out the obvious. Despite the luxuries that Montclair affords the student there are certain essentials that have been carelessly neglected. These essentials are universally held as vital to our survival. This includes; food and shelter.
The residence halls Freeman and Russ have recently received the short end of the stick. Although students eagerly purchase constant swipe meal plans, the unfortunate fact that they won’t be able to use said plan is conveniently left out. The sole purpose of a meal plan is to ensure we are being fed. Freeman closes their dining
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hall at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays and 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Students are encouraged to stay on campus during the weekends, but lack the proper accommodations. College students don’t even wake up before noon, let alone make their way to a dining hall for a meal. Despite the illogical closing time, Café Diem will also suffer through a change of its own. The café will no longer be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents of Freeman and Russ have a bone to pick with Montclair State University. They are expected to trek clear across campus to receive a meal. We just want everyone to imagine that same walk during a snowstorm, or on a windblown day in December. Every student pays the same tuition and should be afforded identical opportunities. Instead of focusing on the students of tomorrow, the administration should be focusing on the students of today. As a member of our staff has previously mentioned, the students residing on campus are at the very bottom of Montclair’s list of priorities. In addition, it has recently come to our attention that the University’s hotel, La Quinta, isn’t even mentioned during campus tours. Sure, prospective students can end up in a snazzy new dorm, but they can also end up at La Quinta. Oh, and did the university forget to mention that they might cram you into a dorm room meant to be a double, but is now housing three college students? We are all for cutting corners,
but not when it jeopardizes our most basic needs. We have lost count of how many students have come to us and complained about the lack of parking, the surplus of construction and the general increase in mayhem compared to last semester. Montclair must narrow their focus, there are over 18,000 students enrolled at the University this semester. That is 18,000 different personalities to consider. This is no small number. 18,000 students require a great deal of attention, to which they are receiving none. This is our plea to President Cole: Instead of expanding, worry about the bodies already residing on your campus. The students have needs that are not being addressed, and the sheer neglect being shown to the “older” parts of campus are bordering on offensive. With each new day we open our eyes and dread the horror that is parking on campus. Members of our staff alone have to begin their commute to campus an hour in advance when they live a mere 15 minutes away from the University. We don’t want to have to pay a ridiculous price for a sandwich in Café Diem. Is affordibility really that absurd? I can’t imagine anyone making the decision to take away parking spots, increase the prices at Café Diem and close dining halls at nonsensical times, only to say, “If that isn’t fair, then I don’t know what is.”
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Are Electronic Novels A Gift Or A Curse?
Technology Compromises the Nostalgia Associated with Printed Literature
ing books online or on your Kindle, iPad, rooklyn, iPhone, iPod touch is just not the same as NY based reading it when you’re actually holding it. dance punk Even reading the dictionary is not the duo, Matt and same. Kim, tweeted Sure, it may be easier to look up dictionon Thursday ary words online, but looking it up yourself, a phrase that flipping the pages until you find the exact sadly might word your fingers have been longing to find have a little simply seems more satisfying. truth in it You might even remember the word bet— besides ter because you had such trouble looking it Dianne Castillo their mistake up. COLUMNIST of putting the Reading a novel online is not the same as word encyclopein print, either. Can’t any of you remember dia instead of dictionary. the sweet smell of a brand new book that They posted, “I’m not sure if video killed your favorite teacher gave you, or writing the radio star, but I do know that internet little “___ loves ___” in the footnotes of your killed the encyclopedia.” books? The Oxford English Dictionary is one That cannot be done quite the same on of the most respected dictionaries in the virtual versions of books as it can on tradiworld, if not THE most respected. Despite tional print books. that, there’s a good chance that the Oxford It is now becoming more common that English Dictionary will stop being pubreading is more intricately woven into techlished in print nology. — a hard I’m not punch in the “Books seem like they’re steadily on their sure if the gut to the world reallexicographers way to their own funeral. It’s a little dely needs who have that. I spent the last pressing. ” mean, do 21 or so years y o u writing the new edition of the dictionary, which is supREALLY need a device to read books out posed to come out in 2020. loud to you? This may occur because of the dramati I understand that some people may cally declining sales of dictionaries that has have a legitimate reason for this feature. occured in the last two decades, according But I’m willing to bet that many of the to Oxford University Press Chief Executive, people using this feature are just being Nigel Portwood. lazy. No hard decisions have been made yet, We’re becoming lazier by the minute, but the underlying message is very clear getting devices that ease our terribly to an English major like me. Books seem “hard” lives. like they’re steadily marching to their own And truthfully, if you can afford one funeral. It’s a little depressing. of these devices that replace books and I mean, the most satisfying thing I can dictionaries, then honey, I don’t think your imagine as a writer is finishing a work life is quite that hard. and then finally getting to the day where you can hold your work — the book you’ve put blood, sweat, and tears into — in your Dianne Castillo, an English major, is in her first year hands. as columnist for The Montclarion. I guess I sound old fashioned, but read-
CarParc Hardly Allows Us to ‘Seize the Day’
hen it comes to parking on MSU’s campus, my expectations are not too high. Although I live 20 minutes away, I leave an hour and a half before my 10 a.m. Katherine MilSOP class to ensure MANAGING EDITOR that I will have a parking spot in CarParc Diem. So far, I haven’t experienced too much difficulty finding a spot as long as I leave home early enough. As a freshman in 2008, I bought a pass for the surface lots. When the construction of CarParc Diem began last summer, I obediently bought the pass for the NJ Transit Deck in Little Falls. Despite the schlep and the sporadically reliable shuttles, it wasn’t too bad. At least CarParc Diem was in our future. CarParc Diem, the supposed answer to our “parc’ing” prayers, has failed to live up to even my mediocre expectations. For $205, students or faculty who use the deck are guaranteed to sit in 20-25 minutes of traffic in order to simply leave the parking deck. I have experienced this wait after morning, afternoon and evening classes. Aside from it being frustrating, it’s also dangerous. In the event of an emergency, one can’t help but wonder how difficult it would be to leave in your car if you’re stuck in a line of traffic on the fifth floor, for example. Like with many things on campus, I question whether parking needs to be this
difficult. I’ve never experienced that kind of wait leaving either the Red Hawk Deck or the Transit Deck. Perhaps CarParc Diem wasn’t placed in the best possible spot, or perhaps a deck wasn’t the best solution to the ongoing parking problems that students and faculty continue to face everyday. The constant pedestrian traffic outside the deck and the new traffic light at the intersection down the road might be two possible explanations for the congestion. I feel bad for the students who will live in the new dorms across the road (which look awfully close together, by the way). They will have the joy of waking up to the sights and sounds of fed-up commuters trapped in their cars. It looks like this university is dedicated to being a constant work in progress. New construction, more dorms and expanded parking facilities will be enjoyed by future students years after we graduate. I believe most students are quite patient and understanding of this. We don’t expect there to not be any traffic congestion on campus – that’s something we can only imagine. We know that in order for there to be improvements, construction is inevitable. But at what cost is the administration willing to sacrifice the current quality of life on campus in order to improve facilities for future students? While the promises of new dorms in 2012 are nice, that doesn’t do too much for us here and now. We seem to be stuck in Construction State University at least until the administration is satisfied with its progress.
Katherine Milsop, an anthropology major, is in her first year as Managing Editor of The Montclarion.
Students Starved of Food and Maintenance One Student’s Valid Complaints Concerning the Dining Services on Campus
afé Diem is reverting to its old ways. This food oasis was open 24/7 last semester, and while the prices were a bit high, the food was good and there were Katie Winters choices enough Chief Copy Editor to please all. Now the prices are a bit higher, many of the choices have been tossed, those that remain have been changed drastically and the café is no longer open all day on the weekend. True, Café Diem is still open 24/5, but that’s not enough. I live on campus. I do not treat this like a suitcase school. Unlike most students, I do not go home on the weekends. And I am constantly disappointed to find that the school not only expects me to, but makes it downright inconvenient to stay on-campus semester-round. My frustrations are compounded by the fact that I live on the “old side” of campus where Russ and Freeman are the only dorms. However, I strongly believe that even though there aren’t many students living in these two dorms, our needs shouldn’t be ignored.
Now, I understand that no one is totally happy and that no one feels that all their needs are being completely met at the moment. Commuters have been complaining a lot lately about the trouble that the new dorms have created regarding parking. They feel that their needs are being neglected for those of students that don’t even attend MSU yet. I feel like I am the lowest on that list, below future students for whom dorms are being created, below commuters who make up the majority of the campus, below all the academic departments who are on the docket for expansions and new buildings, below even fellow residents who happen to live on the other side of campus. I’m content with most things; I have a roof over my head and heat in the winter. Freeman even had all of its bathrooms renovated this summer, mostly because of stability issues, and in the process we got new closets. Yet, most of the rooms in Freeman don’t even have ceiling lights. These rooms haven’t had lights since the dorm was built in 1963. And somehow the administration has never thought to put lights in the rooms, or even provide lamps for the students. They also do not warn students they will need to bring their own lights. The bathrooms were redone to follow American Disability Act standards, I feel like light should also have been included because the lack of light disables all. The real problem though is when there is no food.
That sounds a bit dramatic, but when there is a foot of snow outside, which has not been shoveled and it’s still snowing to boot, and the poor Freeman/Russ student discovers that Freeman dining hall is closed because it’s after 1 p.m. on a Saturday, it feels like you’ve been abandoned by MSU. Initially I was so excited by Café Diem being open 24/7 because it was the latenight (and sometimes evening) answer to my food prayers. The reason for the change to 24/5, and the hours of Freeman, is because if these facilities were open more often, they would not be profitable. However, this is a University, and many of the other establishments on campus aren’t run like businesses, so why should Freeman/Russ suffer for cost-cutting? Even now the way the diner and cafe are run would cause them to be run out of business in the “real world.” These establishments take advantage of the fact that they are our only options oncampus. We are captive consumers The university needs to stop taking advantage of that. Besides, didn’t Dr. Pennington once say that the extended hours of Cafe Diem were not for business, but “for the students.” We’re still here, so what changed? There are measures that could cut costs and provide more to Freeman/Russ. Those should be explored and we should continue with the attitude for the current students. Now my late-night options are the diner or off-campus once more, at least on the weekends.
Honestly, I’m really not asking for a lot. It would be nice to have lights or air-conditioning, but I understand that retro-fitting the building with these “amenities” would get a bit ridiculous. It’s just frustrating to see all these improvements and still be in the dark. However, darkness isn’t my biggest fear, I have desk lamps. I also would like the administration to not rip up my whole quad, making a dusty mess which seems totally unnecessary. I thought my quad was beautiful enough before, and I miss the convenience of the roadway directly in front of Freeman/Russ (also, a very real concern for this dorm, where will the fire trucks go). With the rate that construction/landscaping is going now, it looks like this “beautification” won’t be done until winter, when the quad has no real chance of being anything close to beautiful. But, I understand the desire to improve, and I’ll put up with it, just like all the other construction we tolerate on this campus. What I really want is Freeman and Russ to have food available more often. I don’t want to constantly have to walk across campus for food. Neither do I want to deal with poor service at the Red Hawk Diner. I want to feel like I’m as valued and as cared for as those who commute and those who live in Bohn, Blanton, Webster, Stone, Sinatra, Hawks Crossing and The Village.
Katie Winters, an English major, is in her first year as chief copy editor for The Montclarion.
15 MSU Students Record Album Over Summer T he One Night Stand Band
Mark Gould Arts & Entertainment Editor
Over the summer, many Montclair State University students were busy taking extra classes or enjoying some well deserved relaxation. Some students, however, were busy making a record. Senior Jim Blass has spent the past few years writing songs and playing them live at MSU coffeehouses in order to perfect his sound. When it came down to business, he recruited a team of fellow students, calling them the One Night Stand Band, to put in the final touches. Senior James Owen, long -time roommate of Jim, plays bass. Recent graduate and former Rocky the Red Hawk artist Lou Cunningham provides the drumming, while The Montclarion’s own Katherine Milsop offers her graceful piano skills. Rounding out the group is Dan Zampini, a senior at The College Of New Jersey who plays lead guitar on the record. Crossing It Out And Calling It Quits Again is the first official recording of Blass and company. They spent several days in Brooklyn, at the Good Friend Electric studio working on their album. A total of 10
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tracks made the final cut, half of which consist of full band rock and roll and the other half offers a stripped down acoustic vibe. One thing remains consistent throughout, they give the music industry one more name to look out for. The One Night Stand Band takes cues from many of rock’s legends, such as Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and any other artist that Blass considers to do nothing more than “make good records.” The album is unique because it’s nothing you’d expect from a band in this decade. It’s not your run-of-the-mill rock album that relies on wellpolished sounds and smooth vocals to take over the charts. Instead, Blass’s vocals are angry when they’re meant to be angry, and smoother when necessary. The exceptional guitar solos of Zampini often make the songs stand out from the current scene, and the occasional extra instruments, such as pedal steel and harmonica provide some tracks with just enough extra flair to keep the sound resonating with listeners. Perhaps the best sign of a good album is its lasting value. Whether you like it or not, Blass’s choruses will be stuck in your head for weeks, long
after you’ve stopped listening. Part of the reason for this is because you can actually hear how much fun the band is having. Little nuances throughout the record, such as several instances of background chatter and laughter, help bring the listener into the experience. The album no longer sounds like a band far away in a studio, but rather a band playing to you right in your own living
room. For more information on The One Night Stand Band, contact email@example.com, or go ahead and ask Jim about
his record, and he’ll tell you all about it, and I mean literally everything. But judging from the results, there’s a lot to be proud of.
To hear the song “No Reply” from The One Night Stand Band, check out The Montclarion’s website at www.themontclarion.org.
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Stornoway Surprises With First International Release Monica Winston Assistant A&E Editor
If it sounds like a stretch to classify Stornoway as British alternative indie folk, fear not, for these boys are limber and their first international release EP, Beachcomber’s Windowsill, is out to prove it. The album’s description promises to deliver the chimes of a Dutch church bell, one Morse Code message and the sound of several carrots being chopped. Although I was unable to find all of these unorthodox sounds on the album, it manages to deliver a sound that is instrumentally orthodox, yet unexpected. The first track, “Zorbing,” sets the tone for the rest of the album. With the first lilting croons of lead singer Brian Briggs accompanied by bass background vocals, I was reminded of the music my mother plays every Saint Patrick’s Day and recognized the song’s template as standard folk from Ireland and Scotland. While the band formed in Crowley, Oxford, Stornoway is aptly
named for a port town on the Isle of Lewis, which is located off the Western coast of Scotland. Though “Zorbing” opens with a blend of traditional Irish folk and pop music, the song’s impromptu up-beat jazz break manages to sound like elevator music, yet breathe life into the rest of the song. I recently learned that zorbing is the extreme sport of rolling down a hill in a large plastic bubble. This song details a young man’s fond memories of summer trysts with his lover in her attic, which makes him feel as though he’s zorbing. With this knowledge, the song is heartfelt, yet original. Much of Beachcomber’s Windowsill is spent working within the British Isles folk sound, blending it with pop hooks and experimentation with instruments not typically found in the genre. The single, “Watching Birds,” however, starts out so differently from the other songs on the album that it seems it was another band playing. The opening bass riff rolls like the wheels
of a locomotive and the overall delivery is a bit more soulful and reminiscent of early rock and roll. Briggs trades his croon in for slow burning vocal delivery, of which he suddenly loses control. The resulting frenzy kicks the band into a jig. Just as you think they’ve abandoned ship and run back to their United Kingdom comfort zone, the kazoo solo kicks in. Yes, kazoo solo. The craziest part is, they make it work and somehow this is my favorite track on the album. There was one song on Beachcomber’s Windowsill that stood out to me as awful. While I had initially planned on ripping the track “We Are the Battery Human” to shreds, I’ve found that even though I’m just not into it, Stornoway deserves credit for an artful execution of a message to society. At first listen, the folk ode to country living is the right amount of catchy and cute for me to find it utterly annoying. The lyrics are a little overbearing with messages that everyone has heard before: money
brings more problems than happiness, technology is making us dull and lastly, that we were “born to be free range.” But then you realize that this isn’t so much Stornoway slipping their beliefs into some catchy song and more of them taking a stance on an issue they feel strongly about. With this taken into consideration, the sound of an amplifier being unplugged has more meaning, as do their harmonies, which this time around suggest the importance of societal unity about a global issue instead of simply achieving a certain aesthetic for the song. Kudos, Stornoway, for taking a seemingly annoying song
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and making it the catalyst for a discussion about your organic lifestyle agenda. I guess the joke’s on me. While some tracks feel a little stale (like “Fuel Up,” which compares a young adult’s life to a road untraveled), tracks like “Zorbing” and “We Are the Battery Human” evoke fresh imagery and prove Stornoway has potential. Lyrical and thematic pickiness aside, these songs are all rather infectious and worth listening to, and if you’re not interested, pass it on to your little sister who’s trying to up her indie street cred. Beachcomber’s Windowsill displays Stornoway’s ability to effectively blend distinct genres and create a sound uniquely their own. They find a way to incorporate United Kingdom folk with soulful rock (though I’ll admit, it’s toothless in comparison to their counterparts) and fit in some kazoos and chopped carrots for good measure. If this review has piqued any interest in Stornoway, I strongly suggest seeking out their myspace, Beachcomber’s Windowsill on iTunes or listening to 90.3 WMSC, because this review has covered only a quarter of their album.
The Montclarion • September 9, 2010
Mark’s New Music Roundup Colour Revolt recently released their second full length album, The Cradle. They’re a band that Brand New likes to bring on tour. That should tell you enough about them to give the album a chance. They’ve had to replace a few members recently, and often sound like they’re trying to find their style all over again. However, they’re still worth listening to for some good ol’ fashioned untamed rock with integrity.
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Interpol took a few steps in the wrong direction with their last album, but are now back with Matador and trying to recapture their classic sound that resonated so well with fans of the indie genre. Their self-titled album still isn’t quite the same, though. It reminds me too much of Our Love To Admire, with less raw and cut-throat than you might hope for. Try it out, see what you think, but I can’t help drifting away from this band.
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George Clooney Stars In The American Ken Macri Staff Writer
The American is a complex movie. People will either love it for its slow paced, compelling drama, or they won’t be able to sit through more than 15 minutes. The film is a well-paced dramatic thriller, but it is not for everyone. The American lacks car chases and explosions, which one would think a good action movie must possess in order to be entertaining. However, this slow paced, dark drama actually entertains its audience in a different way. The film uses human emotion and fear to create an intricate story line and relies on character development. Jack (George Clooney) is an American spy that murders three people in Sweden at the start of the film. He is then relocated to Italy by his shady boss. Jack is a man that is not interested in forming relationships; the only thing he is fond of is doing his job, which has haunted him throughout his life. Throughout the film Jack meets various people, who seem to come in at a trickle, such as Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli). Father Benedetto’s presence in the film seems solely to give Jack honest advice, because he suspects Jack is up to no good. Jack also forms a shaky relationship with a local prostitute named Clara (Violante
Placido), whom he grows more and more affectionate towards as the film progresses. Although Jack is a spy, he is doubtful of whether or not Clara is interested in love or was hired by the Swedes to kill him. In the film, Jack’s love interest in Clara makes his job more complex, and it keeps him second guessing his line of work. Jack must stay one step ahead because he realizes that being a spy constitutes a great deal of sacrifice and devotion, and he knows he can trust no one. Overall, The American is entertaining in its own way, but this film is certainly not for everyone. This film’s target audience is people who can respect director Anton Corbijn’s creation, a complex film that relies on gradual plot development and elaborate character interactions. In my view, George Clooney’s distinctive work in The American makes this one of the strongest performances of his career. The American will unfortunately receive a lot of negative feedback for its slow paced and bizarre style, mostly due to the fact that audiences may give up on the film as a result of its complex story. Some people may not give this film a fair chance.
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Constitution Day September 14, 2010
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National 9/11 Flag Stitching by Local Service Heroes and
Expert Panel Discussions on the Constitution National 9/11 Flag Stitching by Local Service Heroes 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony University Hall, Conference Center (Limited seating. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Subject to Security Check.)
The New York Says Thank You Foundation is currently taking The National 9/11 Flag which was destroyed in the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001 on a journey across America. Local service heroes in all 50 states will be given the privilege of stitching the flag back to its original 13-stripe format using pieces of fabric from American flags destined for retirement in each state. FDNY firefighters will assist local service heroes in an historic stitching ceremony to help sew the New Jersey restorative patch onto the flag. Montclair State is the only university in the nation and the only location in New Jersey where a flag-stitching ceremony will be held. Flag stitching will continue throughout the day ending at 9:00 p.m. with a Closing Ceremony
Expert Panel Discussions on the Constitution 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. University Hall – Room 1070 The Constitution is a living document which continues to shape our lives today. US District Court and NJ Superior Court Judges and Montclair State Deans and faculty will discuss the Constitution’s impact on judicial decisions being made today concerning important emerging issues and the relevant impact on our ever changing national landscape. The conversation will also focus on how these leaders from diverse backgrounds consider the ways in which interpretations of the Constitution impact our lives and cultures. Dr. Brigid Harrison will moderate.
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NJAC Football Ready to Kick Off Season Kris Hunte Assistant Sports Editor
Crash! Boom! Crunch! No, this is not another episode of the old school Batman series starring Adam West. The sounds you hear are the noises of pads clashing and helmets banging as the football teams of the NJAC prepare for what will undoubtedly be a bone-crushing 2010 season. 2009 was a great year to be a Montclair State Red Hawk because our very own football team comes into the new season as the defending NJAC champions. However, instead of the coveted crimson bird, each member on the squad will be entering the NJAC fields with targets stamped onto their helmets. Nine other teams will be gearing up to dethrone the kings of the conference. With most of the MSU stars of ’09 moving on after graduation, it is now up to their successors to maintain the top spot on the NJAC totem pole. Can the Red Hawks’ rivals take advantage of its new faces to steal the crown? Get ready, pigskin lovers. Time to sit back and experience the magic that is college football and to see if MSU can do what they haven’t accomplished since 1999: repeat as champions of the NJAC. Let’s take a look at each NJAC team and see how they stack up for the 2010 season. Kean Kean went 8-1 last season in the NJAC, their only loss coming from the undefeated Red Hawks. The 2009 NJAC runner-ups unfortunately have more than football on their minds coming into the new season. Former Cougar safety Markel Ginyard tragically passed away Aug. 1 after suffering injuries from a car accident. Our condolences go out to Ginyard’s family, friends and to the members of the KU football team for their loss. Offense: The Cougars only ranked fourth in the NJAC in offensive yards per game with 332.4, but that may only be due to the very little amount of grass (or turf) they needed to cover. Kean’s special teams were indeed quite special, ranking first in the conference in kickoff return yard average with 23.4. What is arguably the most significant loss for the Cougars this season is 2009’s NJAC Offensive Player of the Year and leading rusher Jared Chunn, who graduated. In addition to Chunn, Kean had four other players awarded NJAC First Team AllOffense honors, linemen Shabazz Green and Kareem Johnson, tight end and KU’s 2009 leading receiver Alex Cade and fullback Sean Atkins. Of these five
Cougars, Atkins will be the only player to don the light and dark blue in 2010. Also returning will be Cougar quarterback and 2009 Honorable Mention member Tom D’Ambrisi, entering his junior year under center. Defense: The strength of this team came from their powerful defense, which ranked second in the conference allowing 248 yards per game. The low YPG average is mainly derived from KU’s ability to stop the run, with opponents only averaging 83 yards per game, good enough for second in the conference. They also led the conference with 36 sacks and 17 interceptions. Kean’s superstars in the secondary, cornerback Chris Lauda and safety Jamahl Williams will return in 2010 to lead one of the top defenses in the NJAC once again. Lauda, now a senior, was second in the conference in passes defended as while as second in interception return yardage with 106. Williams, now a junior, tied for first with five interceptions and led KU in tackles with 66. One key player to watch for 2010 is junior linebacker Richard Esdaile. In his sophomore year, Esdaile led the Cougars with 7.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss. Montclair State Offense: 2009 Coach of the Year Rick Giancola’s Red Hawks did not have a single offensive player that received First Team All-Conference honors. Nor did they lead the NJAC in any offensive categories. What do they have to show for it? How about an undefeated regular season in the conference, the NJAC championship title and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Division III championship. Led by Second Team All-Conference running back Jeff Bliss and leading receiver A.J. Letizia, MSU chose efficiency over firepower to defeat their nine rivals. Unfortunately, both players will not be strapping on the red and white in 2010, so it is up to senior running back and 2009’s second leading rusher Matt Jimenez and veteran quarterback Tom Fischer to maintain their NJAC winning streak as well as their reputation for efficient offense. Defense: MSU’s defense was just as efficient as their offense, if not more. The Red Hawks ranked third in interceptions and sacks in 2009. The only difference is that MSU will now be without stars Brian Tweer, Chris Merkle and Dominique Dixon. However, the Red Hawk secondary is still solid with the return of First Team All-Defense safety Mario Mclean, MSU’s fourth leading tackler in 2009, and Second Team All-Defense cornerback Gary Knoeppel, who led the NJAC in interceptions with five. It may be a rocky road ahead for the defending champs,
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Rowan and the rest of the NJAC will be chasing after senior running back Matt Jimenez and Montclair State this season. but history shows us that good coaching overcomes heavy statistics. William Paterson Offense: WPU’s subpar 4-5 record could be attributed to their equally subpar offense in 2009. They ranked sixth in total offense and seventh in scoring offense. May I remind you that there are only 10 teams in our beloved conference? On the bright side, the Pioneer squad will be more than happy to know that the best player on their offense in 2009 will be returning for another season … and then another season after that. Junior and NJAC Second Team Offense running back Marcus McKinney will carry not only the pigskin for WPU in 2010, but the entire team’s offense as well. Last season, McKinney led the team in rushing yards, scoring and all-purpose yards. With leading receivers Joel Rivera and Chris Schule moving on to graduation, don’t be surprised if the Pioneers create plays to give McKinney more touches through the air this season. Defense: Where the Pioneer offense lacked, the defense prevailed. WPU ranked third in the conference in scoring and total defense as well as second in passing defense. Although 2009 NJAC First Team Defense linebacker Jared Burke will not be in the black and orange this season, senior linebacker and the conference’s second leading tackler last season, Jim Hamill, is returning for his last year and is ready to anchor WPU’s front seven. Most of the players responsible for allowing their opponents to average only 135 passing yards per game remain intact for the 2010 season. Second Team All-Defense defensive backs Leer Biddle and Doug Dudek lead the Pioneer secondary for the new season and hope to utilize their veteran skills to improve their team’s mediocre 2009 record. Rowan Offense: Rowan’s offense was nothing short of spectacular in the 2009 season. They led the NJAC in scoring and rushing offense and also finished second in total offense. Their dominant ground attack in 2009 may not be as powerful in 2010 with the losses of scrambling sensation Frank Wilcynski and running back Ryan Leafey. With the majority of the yards gained from the two graduates, expect many new names to be announced over the intercom for the Profs. Maybe
we should even expect a new offensive scheme in 2010, which may make it difficult to improve on their 6-3 NJAC record last season. Defense: Rowan’s defense was nothing short of spectacular in the 2009 season. I feel like I’ve said something similar not too long ago. Indeed the defense of the Profs was just as good as their offense, if not better. Rowan led the NJAC in every major defensive category, including total defense and scoring defense. The defense will be welcoming back a staple in their dominating front seven as versatile lineman and 2009 Second Team All-Defense honoree Matt Hoffman returns to the turf. As a junior, Hoffman racked up 42 tackles, 12 of those for losses, and a team-high 6.5 sacks. Expect him to spend his last collegiate season trying to increase those numbers, as well as the number that matter most: wins. Cortland Offense: The future is looking quite “SUNY” for Cortland in 2010. They are the preseason number one seed in the NJAC, making them the favorites to overthrow MSU’s reign. The Cortland offense in 2009 did not necessarily do their 7-2 NJAC record justice, however. They ranked fifth in scoring and total offense, with most of their playmaking coming from now-graduated First Team All-Offense wide receiver Eric Hajnos. With Hajnos departed, look for Second Team All-Offense wide receiver Anthony Giuliano, who was second on the team with four touchdown catches and also threw two more, to be the go-to-guy. Defense: We always say that the most important staple of a football team’s offense is the ability to run the ball. However, when you are facing a team like Cortland that only allows 2.7 yards per running play, you may want to reconsider your game plan. NJAC Defensive Player of the Year Bryan Wiley and fellow First Team All-Defense lineman Evan Wyler anchored Cortland’s third ranked rushing defense in 2009. Both of these players led the NJAC with 10 sacks and both were ranked in the top four in tackles for loss. Both are now no longer on the team due to graduation. These enormous shoes could possibly be filled by linebacker and Second Team AllDefense star Will Schroeder, who ranked second on the team in tackles with 82. .
Check out the rest of the 2010 NJAC Season Preview on The Montclarion Website
The Montclarion • September 9, 2010
Women’s Soccer Falls Short Against Stevens Deanna Benjamin Staff Writer
Aggressive and hard-hitting would be two words to describe the MSU Women’s Soccer game against the Stevens Ducks yesterday. The Red Hawks were defeated by Stevens 2-1, dropping their record to 1-1-2. Both teams looked evenly matched, trading the ball back and forth often for the majority of the first 15 minutes. Towards the end of the first half, the Red Hawks’ brought forth their talent and played together as a team. Forward Rachel Senyszyn took a few bumps and
bruises during the game. She received a penalty kick about 25 minutes in, but the save was made by Stevens goalie Kaitlin McClymont. Moments after the penalty kick, McClymont stopped three more Red Hawk shots. This did not last long though, as Senyszyn knocked a header right over McClymont’s hands to give the Red Hawks a 1-0 lead. The goal was Senyszyn’s third of the season. Senior Katie Minervini assisted Senysyn’s goal. The second half started out strong for the forward line. Allison Wacker rushed the ball into the Stevens’ box numerous times, but could not get the ball into the net. Montclair’s defense played
very tough throughout the whole game. “Coming into the second half we felt disorganized,” Senyszyn said. Stevens’ freshman Bridgette Barden scored with 15 minutes left in the second half to tie the game at one. Montclair’s defense tried pushing the Ducks away, but they returned with another goal five minutes later, right over the fingertips of Montclair goalie Marisa Zayac. “Both teams had opportunities to score,” Minervini said. “Stevens just finished their shots.” With the score 2-1 in favor of Stevens, Senyszyn received a yellow card for pushing. There was not one second in the game when both teams were not going
head to head for the ball. Unfortunately, MSU was handed a 2-1 loss. “It’s early in the season so we’re not worried about anything,” Minervini said. “We are ready for conference games and know we will play hard.” This Saturday, the Red Hawks will play Eastern Connecticut in the Manhattanville Tournament. Senyszyn feels good about the tournament. “Saturday there will be tough teams but we know we will be successful and leave in victory.” Two weeks from now the Red Hawks will play rival William Paterson in their first NJAC game.
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Senior Katie Minervini dribbles the ball upfield in the Red Hawks’ 2-1 loss to Stevens yesterday afternoon at MSU Soccer Park.
Field Hockey Sweeps Through Weekend Mike Monostra Sports Editor
MSU Field Hockey enjoyed a bounce back weekend over Labor Day. After a rough loss to Eastern in the season opener, MSU recovered to defeat Wheaton College 6-1 and Rensselaer (RPI) 3-2 at home this weekend. The Red Hawks looked like a different team when they came out against the Wheaton Thunder on Saturday. After a sluggish performance against Eastern, the Red Hawks played with a sense of intensity and teamwork that wasn’t shown during their first game. “We’ve been working on paying attention to the little details like stepping up to the girl with the ball and communication,” senior captain Deana Hagel said. “After going to the student-athlete welcome program we’ve also focused on positive energy, which has really helped us a lot.” Hagel was a key part of the Red Hawks’ first play of the game. About 25 minutes in, Hagel drove into Wheaton territory and made a diving pass to senior Melissa Flaherty for the goal and a 1-0 MSU lead. “The ball was about to go out-of-
bounds,” Hagel said. “I knew we were so close to scoring so I dove to keep it in play. [Flaherty] was there to knock it in past the goalie and into the cage for a goal.” After extending the lead to 2-0 at halftime, the Red Hawks poured four goals in on the Thunder to pull away at the end. Hagel finished the day with two goals and two assists to lead the Red Hawks. Sophomore Kate Norgard added two goals of her own and the MSU went home happy with a 6-1 win. Sunday the Red Hawks met a tougher test as they battled with a pesky Rensselaer Engineer team. The Red Hawks were flying out of the gate early. Senior Diana Colombo scored a top shelf goal in the first minute of the game. Senior Jessica Murphy added a goal off of a rebound ten minutes later and MSU jumped out to a 2-0 lead. The second half started with a quick tip-in goal by Flaherty to extend the Red Hawks lead to 3-0. Little did they know, that goal would be crucial. RPI stormed back against the Red Hawk defense, getting goals from Alex Lamparski and Jessica Corrigan to pull within one goal with six minutes left. MSU would stiffen their defense in the final minutes, hanging on for a 3-2 win.
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Senior Melissa Flaherty drives upfield against a defending Rensselaer player.
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Junior Diana Colombo scored her first goal of the season last weekend.
Besides RPI’s attempted comeback in the second half, it was a well-played weekend for MSU field hockey. “It’s hard to have such a great comeback after a loss like last Wednesday,” Murphy said. “But the team pulled together and left everything on the field. I am sure I can speak for the team when I say we are pleased with our wins.” Montclair State will hit the road for the first time this weekend, when they visit Muhlenberg College on Saturday at 1 p.m. They will also visit Stevens
College on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. With the Red Hawks sitting just two weeks away from the start of NJAC play, they must continue to improve if they want to be ready for the tough conference games that lie ahead. “There is always room for improvements,” Murphy said. “The team knows this, which is the best part of it all, because that shows that we can work to better ourselves to eventually play to our full potential.”
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The Montclarion • September 9, 2010
Men’s Soccer Cruises Over New York City Tech Mike Monostra Sports Editor
The Red Hawks recovered from a tough loss against Lycoming over the weekend to cruise easily past the New York City Tech Yellow Jackets by a score of 5-0 yesterday afternoon at MSU Soccer Park. MSU basically dominated the possession aspect of the game, as NYCT managed just three shots in the game, with only one of those nearly hitting the net. None of those shots came in the second half. However, the Red Hawks, despite all of the pressure they put on the Yellow Jackets, only managed a single goal in the first half from Dan Mendoza. Mendoza scored on a header after a free kick from senior captain Mike Krol. Outside of that play, however, the Red Hawks simply couldn’t put the ball into the net as the Yellow Jackets played tough defense early. “We got to work on our positioning,” Krol said about the first half. “Basically, getting the right passes in, not making too many touches and just shooting the ball.” The second half turned into a completely different story for MSU as they pulled away from an overwhelmed NYCT team. Sasa Dobrijevic set up Mendoza on a pretty play in the box in the 57th minute to extend the Red Hawks lead to 2-0. New York City Tech would open up a little bit in the second half, forced to put more pressure in the MSU end of the field after falling behind by two goals. However, this exposed large holes in their defense and led to the Red Hawks pouring more shots on the net. Senior Larry Geraghty slipped in a short-range goal 10 minutes after
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Senior defender Mike Krol looks to make a pass in the Red Hawks’ 5-0 victory over New York City Tech. Mendoza’s second to give the Red Hawks a 3-0 lead. Senior Chris Tatro would add two goals of his own late to put the MSU win on ice. The win comes following a tough weekend for the Red Hawks, where they lost a hard-fought game in a tournament in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It looks as though the team will put that loss behind them after today’s performance. “It’s good to get a win after such a
loss,” Krol said, “and we did so with winning this game. We have to get back on a winning streak and get back to a winning record.” The Red Hawks will now head to Oneonta, New York this weekend to play in the Mayor’s Cup Tournament. They will face the host Oneonta team on Friday before playing a doubleheader on Saturday against Whitworth and Widener. It will be a critical tournament
for the Red Hawks as they head towards NJAC play, which will start next week. “We’re going to play some good competition [at Oneonta], so we have to pick up our level of play from this game, score a little bit more and keep the intensity up,” Krol said. The Red Hawks next home game will be the NJAC opener, as they will host Rowan on Friday, Sept. 16, at Sprague Field. Game time will be at 7 p.m.
ESPN Shows Steinbrenner Film at MSU Advance Screening of The House of Steinbrenner at Yogi Berra Museum Mike Monostra Sports Editor
On Tuesday morning, the Yogi Berra Museum had the privilege of hosting a screening of an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary. The documentary was named The House of Steinbrenner, and focused on the Yankee’s late owner George Steinbrenner. The movie, rather than portraying just a biography of Steinbrenner, instead looked at his accomplishments, his failures and how they affected the Yankee organization, and most importantly, their fanbase. Following the screening, a panel of sportswriters talked about the film. The panel was hosted by ESPN’s Buster Olney. The ESPN 30 for 30 documentary series has focused on some of the biggest sports stories, events and personalities of the last few decades. The House of Steinbrenner, which was directed and produced by Barbara Kopple, did not just look at Steinbrenner the businessman or Steinbrenner the general manager. It looked at Steinbrenner the person. While the documentary touches on various different topics about Steinbrenner’s tenure as the Yankees’ owner, it especially focused on recent events, such as
George’s retirement and the opening of the new Yankee Stadium. In many ways, the last few years have been a change from the old guard to the new as the club has switched stadiums and managing partners, with George’s son Hal taking over the team. But most importantly, the film ties all of these events together and relates them to the fans. The documentary is full of interviews with fans as the old stadium is closing and the new stadium is opening. These fans have varying opinions about the buildings, as well as about George and Hal. Regardless of their thoughts, one can sense the connection being made between different generations of fans and the passion of the Yankee fanbase. The film itself stays relatively objective. It does take a look at Steinbrenner’s obsession with winning and how he strived to make the Yankees the greatest organization in sports. It also looked at his habit of firing managers and his short-lived ban from baseball in the early 1990’s. Things were not always sunshine and rainbows for the Yankee owner and it’s clear that Kopple made sure to show the viewer that. However, despite all of Steinbrenner’s short comings, many of the fans in the documentary ultimately didn’t care about these things, because Steinbrenner
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Derek Jeter salutes the fans in 2008 after the New York Yankees played their final game in the old Yankee Stadium. A portion of The House of Steinbrenner looked back at the closing of the old stadium.
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Mariano Rivera celebrates at the Yankees’ victory parade after their 2009 World Series victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
made them winners. It is interesting to note that as the movie took a look at Hal Steinbrenner and the new Yankee Stadium, fans seemed to miss the late owner, as if there will never be another character like him. In the end, Kopple did the job she strived to do, she proved how big of a figure Steinbrenner actually was and will live on to be in New York. He wasn’t a perfect person, but he did leave a huge
impression on the Yankees, an impression that will live on for many more years to come. The House of Steinbrenner will premiere on ESPN on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. It will also be repeated again that night at 11 p.m. on ESPN2 and throughout the week to follow. Make sure to log on to The Montclarion website for pictures and a short trailer for the documentary.
September 9, 2010 • The Montclarion
Volleyball Falls in Red Dragon Jon Fazio Staff Writer
As the weekend came to a close, freshman outside hitter Marta Topor collected 26 kills and 36 digs in four games at the Red Dragon Classic in Cortland, NY. However, it was not enough for the Red Hawks to earn a victory as Montclair State was swept in those four games to start the season 0-5. Coach Elise Cooper felt that the team gave a great effort during the tournament and was surprised by how fast the team adjusted after losing Alyssa Batiste from an injury that occurred last Wednesday. “The team had to make some adjustments in a single day,” said Cooper. “They really did a great job, considering the last minute changes to the line-up.” The Red Hawks dropped the first two games on Friday evening against Fredonia State 25-12, 25-12 and 25-11 and to St. Lawrence University 25-16, 25-13 and 25-8. Montclair State then lost the last two games of the tournament on Saturday afternoon to Buffalo State 25-11, 25-18 and 25-23 and to Baptist Bible 25-22, 25-16 and 25-18.
Topor had five kills and 11 digs while freshman Megan Cockcroft added four kills, four assists and four digs in the loss to Fredonia State. Junior and team captain Kristen Bronowich recorded two kills and 11 digs in the match. However, Fredonia State kept the Red Hawks in check throughout the game, outscoring them by more than half in each set. In the second match against St. Lawrence University, Topor notched four kills and 10 digs. Freshman middle blocker Sara Girgus added three kills and two solo blocks in the loss. Senior Abigail Rose collected 22 assists in the match for the Saints as they went on to sweep the set from the Red Hawks 3-0. On Saturday afternoon against Buffalo State, Topor shined again for Montclair State. She collected seven kills and 10 digs along with a service ace and an assist. Cockcroft recorded six digs and four aces, while freshman Kaitlyn Irwin had a team-high 18 digs in the loss. Irwin, who was named to the All-Tournament Team after the Red Dragon Classic came to an end. Finally, Topor once again led the way in the loss to Baptist Bible with 10 kills
and five digs. Bronowich recorded seven kills and nine digs, while Cockcroft contributed to the losing effort with three kills, eight assists and three aces. Baptist Bible collected their first win of the tournament against the Red Hawks led by a balanced attack. Senior captains Marlie Kneifel and Brittany Floyd had eight kills each, and sophomores Jessica White and Emily Gordon had six kills respectively. White also added 11 digs while Laura Hodupp lead Baptist Bible with 14 digs. Coach Cooper believes that Topor can become a factor for leading this team to victory, and maybe for years to come as this team moves forward. “[Topor] did a great job,” said Cooper. “She is growing into her role and learning our system quickly.” The Red Hawks come back to Montclair State University as they prepare for the MSU Classic and look to seal their first victory of the 2010 season. Coach Cooper says that the team will have to focus on defense in this tournament in order to scrap a win. They have to do it against Lycoming and PSU-Altoona on Friday, Sept. 10 in the Panzer Athletic Center at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Cortland State. The Red Hawks will visit Cortland in what could be a crucial late season battle on Oct. 30. MSU will kick off their home schedule on Saturday, when they host Westfield State at 1 p.m. at Sprague Field. The Red Hawks’ first conference game will be the following Saturday, Sept. 18, also at home against Rowan. This year’s homecoming game will be played on Saturday, Oct. 9, when the Red Hawks host archrival TCNJ at 3 p.m. Montclair will also get to be the visi-
tors for a homecoming, as they will visit Kean on Friday, Oct. 1, for the Cougars’ homecoming game. It will be a rematch of last season’s NJAC Championship, where the Red Hawks knocked off Kean to claim the conference championship crown. Things will be far from easy this year for the Red Hawks. After last season, everyone will be shooting at the Red Hawks this year. After fulfilling expectations in 2009, MSU will be hard pressed for an encore performance in 2010.
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at the helm for this season. Junior Jake Delvento will likely do the kicking duties, replacing outgoing MSU kicker Marco Capozzoli. At punter, the Red Hawks will rely on sophomore Joe Liscio to give them good field position. A rather young Red Hawk team will enter this season with a giant target on their backs as defending conference champions. Though they enter the season ranked 23rd in the nation, they finished second in the NJAC coaches’ poll, behind
Who’s Hot This Week Dan Mendoza Midfielder— Men’s Soccer Mendoza scored the only goal of the game as Men’s Soccer defeated Lycoming 1-0 on Saturday.
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Last Week 9/4 MSU 1, Lycoming 0 9/5 Stevenson 1, MSU 0 9/8 MSU 4 New York Tech 0
Women’s Soccer NJAC Kean Stockton Rowan TCNJ NJCU RU-Newark MSU Ramapo WPU RU-Camden
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This Week 9/11 vs. East. Connecticut 9/12 @ Manhattanville
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Last Week 9/3 MSU 1, Virginia Wesleyan 1 9/4 Christopher Newport 2, MSU 1 9/8 Stevens 2, MSU 1
Deana Hagel Forward— Field Hockey Hagel was all over the field on Saturday. She scored two goals and added two assists in the Red Hawks’ 6-1 win over Wheaton.
Field Hockey TCNJ Rowan Kean MSU Ramapo WPU Stockton
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This Week 9/11 @ Muhlenberg 9/15 @ Stevens
Game of the Week Football Saturday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. vs. Westfield State Sprague Field The 23rd-ranked MSU football team opens their 2010 season with their only non-conference game of the season against Westfield State.
1 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Last Week 9/4 MSU 6, Wheaton 1 9/5 MSU 3, RPI 2
Volleyball NJAC W. Paterson Rowan NJCU Ramapo Stockton RU-Camden RU-Newark Kean MSU
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This Week 9/10 vs. Lycoming 3 p.m. vs. Penn State-Altoona 5 p.m. 9/11 vs. St. Mary’s (MD) 11 a.m. vs. Cortland State 3 p.m. 9/15 @ NYU 7 p.m. Last Week 9/3 Fredonia 3, MSU 0 St. Lawrence 3, MSU 0 9/4 Buffalo State 3, MSU 0 Baptist Bible 3, MSU 0
Women’s Soccer Loses to Stevens p. 20
Steinbrenner Film at Berra Museum p. 22
NJAC Football Preview p. 19
Are You Ready Red Hawks Ready Defend NJAC Title Forto Some MSU Football? Photo Courtesy of Jerry Goldman
Senior safety Mario McLean and junior cornerback Gary Knoppel will be heading up the secondary for the Red Hawks title defense in 2010. Mike Monostra Sports Editor
MSU football enjoyed its best season since 2003 last yearwith an NJAC championship and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs, where they fell to eventual championship finalist Mount Union. This year, however, many new faces will have to try and duplicate their 2009 performance. The changes are on both sides of the football, but may be most noticeable on defense. The Red Hawks were known as one of the better defenses in the NJAC in 2009 and won many of their
games by stifling the opposing offenses. However, in 2010, they will have to do without the services of many former starters who were lost to graduation. Chris Merkle, Brian Tweer, Dominique Dixon, Jesse Shenker, Dan Poehls, Gary Brenner, Ken McClure and Taylor Bonner were all big players in the Red Hawks’ run to the playoffs last season. As far as returning defenders are concerned, senior captain Ed Kirschenbaum will anchor a rather young defensive squad this season. Kirschenbaum is the top returning defender statistically, registering 93 tackles and three sacks in 2009. Joining him at linebacker will be sopho-
more Lou Ritacco and freshman Dan Avento Senior Shaun Bach and junior Alex Iachetta will be returning on the defensive line in 2010. Bach is the top returning pass rusher this season, he had 3.5 sacks last season. Iachetta registered two sacks in his first year of starting in 2009. At defensive tackle, two freshman, Bobby Skinner and Travis Woods, will take over the starting positions. The secondary is the most experienced part of this year’s defense. At the corners will be senior Gary Knoppel and junior Kevin Cloghessy. Knoppel led the team with five interceptions last year, while Cloghessy
chipped in one interception and 27 tackles last season. The safety spots will be filled by senior captain Mario McLean and sophomore Chad Faulcon. The speedy McLean had three sacks to go with 64 tackles last year. Falcoun grabbed 24 tackles during his freshman year. The Red Hawks have more returning players on the offensive side of the football, where they hope to run the ball often with the two-headed monster of Chris D’Andrea and Matt Jimenez. The two seniors combined for 381 yards rushing last year and will take over for exiting senior running back Jeff Bliss. On the offensive line will be four juniors: Kevin Hill, Dan
Litz, Mike Sperduti and Tajh Miller, and one sophomore, center Dan Aguilar. Returning as quarterback will be junior Tom Fischer. Fischer made big steps in his second year as starter. He threw for 2092 yards last season and 14 touchdowns, both career highs. He will be working with a relatively inexperienced receiving corps. Junior Dan Keegan could be Fischer’s primary target, he made 34 catches in 2009. Senior Joe LaSala and Tom’s brother, Vin Fischer, will also be counted on to step up in 2010. The Red Hawks will also have a new kicker and punter NJAC Continued on Page 23