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The Student Voice of Montclair State University Since 1928 Volume XCIV, Issue 10

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The ABCs of Electronic Journalism

Former president of ABC encourages students to confront the digital age

David Westin shares his experience.

Jayna Gugliucci Staff Writer Former president of ABC, David Westin, discussed the future of electronic journalism in a course-related colloquium series at the School of Communication and Media this previous Tuesday afternoon. Westin worked with the company from the simpler days of broadcasting in


New SGA Bill Introduced

A bill is in the works to set a uniform code for all future bills

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1997 through the newer age of media in 2010. Producing shows such as Good Morning America and ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Westin built a strong background in print media and television production unlike that of any other. For this reason, students and faculty alike gathered to hear the wise words Westin would have to offer in his ABC continued on Page 4.

Ethan Fria News Editor A new bill will be presented at the SGA’s weekly meeting next Wednesday that will require all bills to have a two-thirds majority vote in order to pass. This bill comes after a

Fishy Business

Mercury studies reveal why eating fish may not be the healthiest choice Ethan Fria News Editor What are the negative effects of consuming fish? This was one of the main conerns of Professor John Reinfelder in his sustainability lecture on Tuesday. Reinfelder pointed out that people today think eating fish is a healthier alternative. But, according to Reinfelder, consupmtion of fish could lead to lower levels of cognitive properties, a major health problem. Reinfelder described the prevalence of mercury and its repercussions, saying, “The problem with mercury is that it affects the lower organisms on the food chain and then infects the higher forms of life. It inhibits the Dr. Reinfelder giving his lecture. growth of nerve cells, like the growth in the fetus or when a child up to age six Environmental Protection is growing brain cells. This Agency, New Jersey’s fresh is obviously a problem. Over water environment is under 90 percent of mercury expoa consumption advisory for sure comes from consumpfish because of high levels of tion of fish.” mercury. According to Reinfelder’s “They used to go river study, marlin and tuna conby river, creek by creek, tain some of the highest levpond by pond and lake by els of mercury among fish. lake, but they realized evAfter several research erywhere they look, they studies conducted by the saw an increase [in mercury

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The SGA e-board deliberating at a meeting.

recent debacle when a bill was shot down only to be reintroduced after the ruling was found unconstitional. Chris Clement, a freshman legistlator, is introducing this bill, his first, as a reaction to the recent confusion. “This is not a reaction

to the marriage equality bill itself, but to one of the many loop-holes currently found in the SGA statutes. Think of it more as a reaction to the ruling of the bill,” Clement said. Clement worked alongSGA continued on Page 4.

From DJ to CEO DJ Ridd explains how he turned music into business

Stephanie Agudelo Feature Editor Graduate student Farid O. Oyelaja, nicknamed “DJ Ridd” and “Mr. Montclair State,” has accomplished more than most of the 23-year-olds he knows. With a passion for help-

ing others, Oyelaja received his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology with a concentration in medicine (MD) and a minor in chemistry, but at just 20 years of age, he decided to create a company that would share his many passions with the world. Spotlight continued on Page 10.

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consumption]; they moved to a statewide report,” Reinfelder said. The suggested consumption of fish with high levels of mercury is once a week, according to the advisory report. Raritan River bodies that are impaired due to Mercury continued on Page 4.

The superstar egos of bedroom DJs Jonathan Molina Entertainment Editor I can’t necessarily define what in music makes it art. Would it be the deeply innate feeling that causes a body to involuntarily groove or the emotions that each listener associates with each track? Regard-

less of the definition, there are always groups of people who jump at the chance to become an artist. However, in the scope of music, the honor of biggest surge in popularity and mediocrity is owed to Electronic Dance Music. Music continued on Page 19.

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Montclair State Updates

Style Icon: Twiggy

Wreck The Vote

‘How I Learned to Drive’ Comes with a Lesson

Football Streak Ends with Shutout

Real campus and local news with a twist

In last week’s election, there were 1,749 Montclair State University students registered to vote,but only 192 ballots were cast, with only a 10.98 percent turn-out.

The Montclair State Red Hawks football team ended Saturday’s game battered and brusied as their two-game winning streak came to an end with 24-0 loss.

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A female student attempted to pass a fraudulent $10 bill at Café Diem. The fraudulent bill was confiscated and forwarded to the United States Secret Service for further investigation. (building #28)

Employee Robert C. Foreman, 43, of Ringwood, N.J. was arrested in the Red Hawk Parking Deck for theft of services. He is scheduled to appear in Montclair Municipal Court. (building #21)

Student Mariano Arocho III, 18, of Teaneck, N.J. was arrested in Mills Hall for possession of marijuana. He is scheduled to appear in Little Falls Municipal Court. (building #58)

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Student Richard Zarrilli Jr., 19, of Brick, N.J. was arrested in Sinatra Hall for underage consumption of alcohol. Student, Patrick A. Vera, 22, of Kearny, N.J. was arrested for serving alcohol to a minor while in Sinatra Hall. Both are scheduled to appear in Little Falls Municipal Court. (building #61)

Students Brian Chambers, 21, of Egg Harbor Twp., N.J. and Tariq J. Williams, 25, of Scotch Plains, N.J. were arrested behind Alice Paul Hall for possession of marijuana. Both are scheduled to appear in Little Falls Municipal Court. (building #62)

Student Jason Wissner, 20, of Old Bridge, N.J. was arrested in Williams Hall for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled to appear in Little Falls Municipal Court. (building #62)

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.

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Joseph Stanley Kurp Staff Writer Commemorating its oneyear anniversary, Guy Fieri On Campus hosted a “birthday” celebration. Throughout the afternoon of Nov. 5, the event’s festivities attracted countless students to the Blanton Hall dining complex. “It is wonderful and great for students to enjoy this great venue on campus,” said Dr. Karen Pennington, Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life. “We have been very pleased to have the first [location] and we are very happy that students have enjoyed it for over a year.” Over 150 people came out to Blanton to take part in the festivities, including music from DJ Ridd, free food from vendors on campus like Dunkin’ Donuts, Sub Connection and Einstein Bros. Bagels and raffles for prizes like a free meal from Guy Fieri On Campus. During the celebration, there was an unveiling of a plaque inside the restaurant that features an autograph from Fieri as well as a picture of him with Montclair State mascot Rocky the Red Hawk from the restaurant’s grand opening last year. There was also singing of “Happy Birthday” as well as a cake cutting, led by Pennington and other administrators on campus. “Guy Fieri has been an incredible concept for a restaurant on campus that our students really enjoy,” said Derek Loux, the Director of Residence Dining. “Putting the value into Guy Fieri and other retail establishments at Montclair State helps make our students feel happy and well-fed here on campus.”

Guy Fieri Celebrates One Year

Blanton Hall hosts commemoration festivities for students

Students enjoying Guy Fieri’s grub.

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Guy Fieri on Campus decorated with ballons.

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Montclair State Updates Real campus and local news with a twist

Tom Mika Contributing Writer

•In a recent interview, former President Bill Clinton said President Barack Obama should honor his commitment in terms of his health care plans, because no one knows more about commitment than Bill •A recent survey Clinton. shows that out of over •The last offical Block1,700 registered stu- buster rental was, apdent voters, less than propriately, the 2013 15 percent showed up hit comedy This is the to vote last week. An- End. Too bad there’s other recent survey not a movie titled shows the cause of the I Thought You Guys drop in voting is due to Closed Five Years Ago. students too busy taking recent surveys. •Susan Cole was named Educator of the Year by the Research Development Council of New Jersey. In related news, Montclair State University’s “It’s All Here” was named Most Vague Slogan.

Jordan Manglona Contributing Writer

•Montclair media students helped generate an interactive election map of New Jersey last Tuesday. It was a late night for students, who were delayed several times when they ran out of crayons and construction paper.

•In Russia, a set of 30 squats is now acceptable currency for subway fare. Also for free bus fares, patrons must workout with a shake-weight for at least 5 minutes...without laughing.



Continued from page 1 Continued from page 1 side seven other members of the government and administration, where he serves as chairman, while drafting the bill. Clement has high hopes that his bill will pass when it goes before the meeting next week. “It is the feeling of many of the legislators that this needs to be fixed. I was approached by many members of the SGA who asked me to make this change,” said Clement. According to Clement, this bill will attempt to create a universal code for legislation. If this the bill were to fail next week, resubmission would be impossible. “In simple terms, we would not be able to make this change to the statutes at all,” Clement said. The SGA meetings are open to the public and take place every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Student Center fourth floor conference room. Students are encouraged to come and share their opinions during the open forum portion of the meeting. The marriage-equality bill was introduced two weeks ago to legislation and was shot down after proponents failed to gain two-thirds majority vote. The ruling was found unconstitional and the bill was passed and sent to the judicial branch of the SGA for review, where it was encouraged by professional lawyers to be voted down due to a possible loss of tax exempt status.


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presentation. From the moment he left ABC, Westin stressed he felt an unfamiliar disconnect from television. Once watching everything he produced, the former president soon found himself looking to other sources for news, including Twitter. As an alternative to sitting down in front of the television, Westin would watch ABC’s news through a link online. Though the switch from television to digital forms had been happening slowly over his years at ABC, Westin shared, “Until I realized it myself, it wasn’t really brought home.” Since this startling discovery nearly three years ago, Westin has become a major leader in moving network television news into digital forms in order to preserve the work he had once dedicated his life to. With his experience in mind, Westin shared, “The fact that the amount of video-related news on the internet is going up, I’m sure of it.” Despite often stirring alarm in the world of print journalism and television broadcast, “everything will go on the Internet but will also be provided through traditional methods,” according to Westin. By and large, in communication, Westin believes people have “overestimated the death of old media.” However, he said, “They didn’t kill [old media]; they changed it,” in a way that would be effectively used by the people in this day and age of technology.

concentrations of mercury in the fish include Spruce Run Reservoir, Round Valley Reservoir, South Branch Raritan River and Raritan Bay. According to Reinfelder, it isn’t simply mercury, but methylmercury that is most prevalent in fish. How does mercury get to fish in such high levels? Most ordinary metals diminish as you move up the food tree because animals have methods of ridding their bodies of them. However, according to Reinfelder, mercury stays in the animal’s system, propagating the metal throughout the food tree. Coal-burning power plants and waste incinerators distribute mercury into the air, which then settles. Many believe that mercury concentrates in the water, where it then affects the fish, but that isn’t all true, according to Reinfelder. “Where mercury really resides is inside algae and bacteria,” Reinfelder said. During a Q&A after the lecture, a student addressed the issue that many countries believe that the consumption of fish is essential to a healthy diet. Reinfelder responded, “There is an emerging idea that if you eat the right fish with lower counts of mercury, then you can counteract the side-effects of all the mercury ingested. Instead of impeding cognitive development, you nourish it.” This lecture was part of an ongoing series of lectures that focus on sustainability. The lectures take place every Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 103 of Science Hall.

Perhaps the most vital point of his lecture, Westin presented the idea of each person in the room having their own “brand.” According to Westin, each person should have their own digital strategy and should think of themselves as a brand. By thinking of the various ways to distribute and satisfy audiences around the world, the success that follows will be more rewarding than that of any other method. “Though the entire economy has changed in [his] lifetime,” Westin stressed that the freelance, entrepreneurial style in which media is headed will hold many opportunities for success just as the older days of media had before. In response to the new digital age, Westin offered students an inside look into the world of online broadcasting and production. “It’s not every day we get to hear [about] experience,” said sophomore and broadcasting major Emma Klein. Being a student going into television, Klein felt the lecture opened doors since, according to her, Westin had some really insightful comments on the profession itself. Calming a concern of all Communication and Media majors in terms of employment after graduation, students left the lecture hall feeling inspired and ready to take on any challenges the road to success may bring.

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Style Icon Twiggy

Deanna Massa Staff Writer

This elfin, doe-eyed beauty Lesely Hornby, known as “Twiggy,” took the fashion world by storm at the fresh age of only 16 years old. She became the face of the swinging sixties as a role model for young teenagers, creating brand new looks called “mod” and “the Twiggy,” as well as forever being a fashion icon. Lesley Hornby, a London native, is internationally known as the world’s first supermodel. Her boyish frame was seen as unique in the industry and instantly made her different from all of the other models. She earned the name “Twiggy” due to her endlessly long legs and thin build. Her true story began sometime in 1966, when Hornby walked into the House of Leonard salon to have her lengthy locks trimmed for modeling test shots. To her surprise, Leonard himself asked her permission to try a new style of haircut that he had in mind, and in return, he would pay for her photographs. He dyed her hair blonde and cut it super “pixie” short. With this new look, Hornby was even more gorgeous. She had her modeling test shots taken and gave one of her portraits to Leonard, who displayed it in his salon. Soon after, a fashion writer

from Daily Express saw the photo in the salon and became very intrigued by the girl with the slicked-back boyish haircut. Only three weeks later, Daily Express named Hornby “The Face of ’66.” This event turned Hornby into an international fashion phenomenon. This interestingly beautiful newcomer attracted the attention of the fashion world. Some famous bystanders doubted her look while others were infatuated with it. She was featured in

once, as well as many other magazines and publications. She became an exclusive model in the United States, France and Japan. She also introduced the Twiggy doll as well as her own eyeliner so others could replicate her famous long-lash eye makeup. Teenagers looked up to Hornby and wanted to sport her doe-eyed, dainty look. Within the next two years, this pixie queen took upon new projects. She produced an album, Beautiful Dreams,

which sparked her interest and passion of music. She also traveled to Germany to promote her dress line and Japan to film commercials. Unfortunately, in 1969, Hornby decided to retire from modeling and focus her career on music and film. However, this did not stop her from being a style icon. She appeared in movies and sitcoms, which only caught more of the public’s attention. Her mod look was wildly desired by the young generation. In her adult years, Hornby became an interviewer for her television series, Twiggy’s People, and became a judge on the popular America’s Next Top Model. She also wrote a book titled A Guide to Looking and Feeling Fabulous over Forty and introduced a clothing line for the U.K. brand Marks & Spencer. Even though Hornby’s modeling career seemed to be short-lived, the fashion phenomenon that was Twiggy will always be an important aspect to the industry. With her boyish looks, large dreamy eyes and elfin crop cut, she struck the industry and spun it into Twiggy World. This style icon will live on and forever be remembered as the face of the late 1960s.


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Alexis Fissinger Staff Writer

The Skinny On Fats

In today’s diet-crazed society, the word “fat” often comes with a negative connotation. Before everyone misguidedly started to believe that eating fat is what causes weight gain, it was, and still is, a nutrient essential for survival. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services and Agriculture’s nationally accepted standards from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 20-35 percent of an individual’s daily calories should come from fat. For example, if you consume 2,000 calories per day, you should aim to consume about 44-77 grams of fat since each gram of the nutrient contains nine calories. However, it is not just the amount of fat that matters, but also the type of fat. There are three main types of fat: unsaturated, saturated and trans fats. While all foods generally contain a mixture of these fats, there will always be one type of fat that dominates.

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The Bad Guys: Saturated and Trans Fats These fats increase your risk for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. Consumption of saturated fat increases bad LDL cholesterol and the total cholesterol level in your blood. The effects of trans fat are even worse, as it increases the bad LDL cholesterol while decreasing the good HDL cholesterol in the blood. The American Heart Association recommends limiting your saturated fat intake to less than 7 percent of your total daily calories. Significant amounts of saturated fat are found in butter, fatty cuts of meat, full-fat yogurt, milk, cheese and ice cream products. Trans fat is naturally found in small amounts in dairy and meat, but the concern lies where they occur most commonly: in processed foods. The addition of chemicals with trans fat during processing increases flavor, texture and shelf life of foods, making it an ideal ingredient for many junk food items– from the perspective of the food manufacturer, that is.

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The health consequences of consuming trans fat are so great that in 2006, the Food and Drug Administration began requiring the amount of trans fat to be included on the Nutrition Facts label of foods with more than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving. Studies show that since this labeling law, Americans have significantly decreased their daily intake of trans fats from 4.6 grams in 2003 to an average of one gram of trans fat per day in 2012. Last week, the FDA announced their immediate intention to completely eradicate the addition of trans fat to food products during processing as a preventative measure against coronary heart disease in the United States. Check out the Nutrition Facts label on these common foods with trans fat:

Cookies, cakes, muffins, candy, pie crusts, pizza dough Prepared cake/muffin/brownie mixes, pancake mixes, chocolate drink mixes Snack foods: chips, crackers, microwave popcorn Vegetable shortening, stick margarine Fried foods: doughnuts, french fries, chicken nuggets, hard taco shells

The Good Guys: Mono- and Polyunsaturated Fats Replacing a majority of the saturated and trans fats in your diet with unsaturated fats may improve blood pressure, blood cholesterol levels and overall heart health in addition to preventing against cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. Generally, great sources of unsaturated fats include oils, fatty fish, nuts and seeds. Unsaturated fats come in two types: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Monounsaturated fats are the dominant fat in olive oil, nuts, seeds and avocados. Healthy polyunsaturated fats can be categorized even further into omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, both containing heart healthy properties. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats are found in walnuts, flaxseed and fatty fish like salmon. Omega-6 polyunsaturated fats are present in vegetable oils like safflower, corn and soybean oil. Simple things to remember when making good decisions about fats: 1. Read the nutrition facts label: Unsaturated fats = good Saturated fats = bad Trans fats = worse

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The Weekly Debate Does gender play a role in how celebrity scandals are viewed by the public?

He Said

She Said

It’s hard to say whether or not celebrity scandals are viewed differently because the celebrities are male or female, mainly because men and women have different types of scandals. I’m not saying that both of these genders have their own scandals because women are incapable of blah or men are better at whatever. What I’m saying is, look at the evidence. Serena Williams didn’t get drunk and get caught in a multi-mistress sex scandal and, sure as hell, nobody wants to see Bill Murray grind all up on Robin

Thicke whilst sticking his tongue out. I give these examples to prove that nine out of 10 times, certain events will happen around certain people. It’s the closest to fact that you can get without it being scientifically proven. Men and women have certain scandals that they will get caught up in. That’s why it’s hard to judge the public’s reaction to certain celebrity antics. There are many variables when it comes to scandals. Is the celebrity a man or woman? Are they A-list or D-list? Are they young or old? All of these and more affect how

we view celebrities. I won’t be the only one to say that Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez are viewed and treated differently. If they were arrested together for drug possession, our first reaction as a society would be, “How dare Miley try to corrupt Selena!” The sad thing is that, even if it was proven that the drugs were Gomez’s, we’d still think she was innocent. It’s like when your parents tell you that they’re not mad but disappointed. Let’s say Chris Hemsworth was a victim of domestic abuse. We’d laugh at him and believe it was something

that only The Onion could think of. Yes, my examples may be drastic and extreme, but they still hold true. Do we view scandals between genders differently? Yes, but only because of who they are as human beings and celebrities, not because they are men or women.

In today’s age, tabloids are becoming more popular than most news outlets. People choose to read about Miley Cyrus’ latest stunt rather than educating themselves on the upcoming election. In this fad of watching TMZ and reading tabloid magazines, the popularity of certain celebrity antics is defined by their gender. Celebrities have their own publicity stunts that they pull based on whatever they want to accomplish. They can be like Kanye West and jump on stage in front of Taylor Swift and tell the audience how Beyonce should have won the award instead of this young girl who now looks absolutely mortified.

Or they can be like Britney Spears and Madonna and make out on live TV in front of millions of people at an award show. The biggest difference between male and female celebrities is their style of publicity stunts. Although they are extremely infuriating and annoying, male publicity stunts are relatively harmless (most of the time.) For the most part, guys tend to just do or say something that only strengthens their masculinity, like good ol’ Beibs having a video “accidentally” released of him sleeping after a night with a prostitute in Brazil. However, girls almost always turn on the sex factor, which isn’t always as

“innocent” as the male publicity stunts. Britney and Madonna made out. Janet Jackson had a “wardrobe malfunction” at the Super Bowl, revealing herself to the entire nation. Miley Cyrus decided to touch herself inappropriately with a foam finger before intensely “grinding” on a somewhat uninterested Robin Thicke. The common theme in all of these stunts? Sexuality. The way that different celebrities gain publicity is almost synonymous with how the media portrays each gender. Guys tend to do things that make them seem stronger or more masculine, whereas girls usual-

ly do things that will make them appealing sexually. Although men and women tend to have their own varying techniques on how to shock the public, it is almost always on stage at some major award show or some other highly-publicized event. Just take a second to examine all of the settings of the examples in this column. No matter how hard they may try to break boundaries, the only thing celebrities are doing when performing their publicity stunts is confirming gender roles.

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We sold our CDs for $3 each and made about $600. We also had a shot to perform for the TV show Showtime at the Apollo, he said. Oyelaja recalls thinking that DJ-ing would be a suitable lifestyle for him because he moved around so much as a child. Being born in Lagos, Nigeria and then moving to places like London and Kansas City, Mo. and now residing in Linden, N.J., Oyelaja saw DJ-ing as a perfect way to entertain people anywhere he went. Surprisingly, he never really considered that DJ-ing could be anything more than a hobby.

Oyelaja thinks most people nowadays, especially students, are afraid to pursue something they love because they are made to believe that what they’re passionate about could never help them sustain a financially secure future. BaseLine Productions is now a perfect example of the success students could reach if they tapped into their talents and used them to create something bigger. The company has grown to offer a multitude of services including, but not limited to: photography, DJ services, promotions, advertisement,

wedding services, sweet 16 parties, community/corporate events and concerts. BaseLine Productions has also provided its services to many reputable clients like Six Flags Great Adventure, Michael J. Fox, Relay for Life and Red Bull, just to name a few. Oyelaja, Muller and Brasile have already seen such a tremendous growth in popularity since they started BaseLine. “As a company, BaseLine has been involved all around the Montclair State campus with different organizations and events. Because of this constant involvement and dedication towards MSU, the

BaseLine team has been able build a franchise that has extended to colleges and universities all throughout New Jersey,” said Muller. Each member is still particularly ambitious about the company. Oyelaja even hopes to make it into a Fortune 500 company some day. As for the nickname “Mr. Montclair State,” you might be wondering if any student could really be deserving of that title. But according to Oyelaja and the BaseLine team, much of their inspiration and success can be attributed to their experiences at MSU. Oyelaja started BaseLine Productions with people he met at school because he wanted to connect more students and entertain them. He has literally trademarked himself as one of the friendliest guys on campus, which essentially benefits the company and keeps it running, and he continues to do all he can to represent the Red Hawks. “I love that I could be considered for that sort of homecoming title. I love this school and I am going to make it known to the world and the future leaders of the world that it’s brewing, ” he said. If being a entrepreneur, musician, CEO and a graduate student at the age of 23 doesn’t earn you that title, then I don’t know what would.

Farid Oyelaja seen pictured above right and left and below has done numerous events on campus this year. He is always seen with a smile and is always taking suggestions. As he continues to do events on campus, he promotes not only his profession ,but his the very concept of following your dreams.

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In 2010, in Oyelaja’s third year as an MSU Red Hawk, he and a few of his friends (Luke Muller, Nick Brasile and Aaron Cicchino) decided to create Baseline Productions. Initially, the company was developed as a way to share their common passion for music and entertainment with fellow students and the surrounding college communities. It didn’t take long to recognize the major opportunity Oyelaja had right before his eyes. “I realized that most students on campus wanted to and needed to connect more with their campus community, and outside vendors wanted to connect with the students, so I decided to create the recourse,” Oyelaja said. The one major advantage he had for starting the company was rooted in his own experience with music as a disc jockey. “DJ Ridd” has been DJ-ing since his freshman year of college back in 2007 with the assistance of Keith Fonseca, who was the Student Recreation Center’s assistant director at the time. However, his love of music and experience had begun to formulate long before then – in his early teens. “When I lived in Kansas City, Mo. at the age of 12-13, I used to work in a studio, producing and writing music with my brother Omotayo.


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Wreck The Vote Question of the Week Do you feel that when you vote in elections, your vote makes a difference? Veronica Medina

Sophomore Undeclared “I feel like it makes a difference because your vote could be that vote that helps a person win something or lose something. If you lose a vote, then that vote won’t count.”

Lenny Barria Senior Biology “My vote does make a difference, because we are a lot of students. If we vote, there’s always that one vote which can differentiate between yes or no, so I feel that it does make a difference.” Josh Ni Freshman Undeclared “I think when we vote, we’ll definitely make differences. A vote is like an ant. One ant cannot lift a heavy rock. Once a lot of ants come together, they will lift that heavy rock, and that’s when we can make the difference.” Ray Aguiler Sophomore Biology “I think a vote really counts because you vote for what you believe is right. You vote to pick the right person to lead your country, state, town — whatever it is. Little by little, votes count because they all add up. Let’s just say that if you didn’t vote for a person, it would have been a vote less that went to him, so your vote does count.”

Vince Noren Sophomore Business Administration “I do think that my vote does count because I think that we, as the people, have a choice to vote, and that is something that we should take advantage of as part of voting power. I think that [in elections], it really depends on who has the most money, because if you ask someone who ran for president last year, most people would say only Obama and Romney. They aren’t aware of all the other candidates that ran because those two had the most money to market their campaign.”


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n last week’s election, there were 1,749 Montclair State University students registered to vote, but only 192 ballots were cast, with only a 10.98 percent turn-out. Provisional ballots may be able to clear the eleventh percentile, but it’s a shame to say that this year’s voting efforts by our student body were severely lacking. What made the 2012 voting prosper in comparison to this year’s voting results? One significant difference was the campaign. In 2012, many students were excited to be able to vote for the President of the United States, probably for the first time in their lives. However, the efforts to register voters couldn’t be compared. This year, I was only asked if I was registered to vote once. I was bombarded by registration forms last

year. Many organizations were collaborating to push students to register, something that was completely missing this year. We can’t blame the organizations of this campus for the lack of enthusiasm this year. It isn’t their responsibility to remind students to register or to help them, but last year, the constant nagging to register students reminded them where and when voting was taking place in their areas. Instead, there were only emails sent, raving about the polling place on campus — a single polling place that was only accessible to those in Blanton, Sinatra, Hawks Crossing, the Village and the Heights. This meant that students in these complexes were allowed to vote at the Machuga Heights polling place. It was great that we had the polling place for half of the campus, but there had been little to no mention where other students could go to cast their votes. The only real mention of polling in the other two districts were on This is not only a classic case of miscommunication but

also a perfect example as to how ineffective our emailing system is in concern to notifying students about events on campus. To put it bluntly, a majority of students find the constant emails rather annoying and typically ignore them. This campus needs its organizations to collaborate every year to onslaught students constantly about participating in voting. It’s a shame to see a lot of students disinterested in our state’s politics, especially with the attacks from Little Falls’ Republicans in regards to our student body. The last gubernatorial debate was held in our very own Kasser Theater. A lot of students fail to realize the importance of local and state elections as well, which makes the encouraging of participation necessary. Students educating peers is a wholesome and poetic gesture, and after the recent Equal Marriage arguments, something like this would have made a good collaborative effort for our community. Lastly, what we believe really affected this year’s turnout was the address changes. Many students who lived in

a different district last year did not have their new addresses updated to their current campus address which would have allowed them to vote in Machuga Heights. This lead to many students having to fill out absentee ballots. Maybe with the progression of elections, Montclair State will have a more organized system for voting on campus. Those who organized the polling station deserve a lot of credit. There were many difficulties with getting a polling station last year and they still had shuttles for those who needed to go off-campus to vote, but the advertising for voting was done incorrectly. People can question the school for the lack of advertising and why the efforts urging students to vote was nowhere near last year’s enthusiasm. If the university is interested in having its students vote, it should be taking more initiative to inform students. Students should also realize the importance and take interest in more localized elections.

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A Brand Spankin’ New Pair of Genes Is selective breeding in humans really a practice of the past?


urvival of the fittest.” T h i s phrase, tiffany saez origiProduction nally editor coined by 19th century philosopher Herbert Spencer, is one that perhaps we’re all familiar with. In a nutshell, “survival of the fittest” means that those who are the fittest and strongest members of society will flourish while the weaker, feebler members die off. This social Darwinist concept was put to test in the late 1800s during the eugenics movement, which sought to expedite this process of natural selection through trialand-error. For the most part, eugenics is about improving the traits of the human race by means of reproductive/genetic management. The earliest forms of eugenics was actually practiced

in ancient civilizations when men who triumphed in war were encouraged to produce more offspring. Therefore, it is no wonder that the term “eugenics” translates to “good at birth” in Greek. Yet when one thinks of eugenics, they either don’t have any idea what it is, or they think of Adolf Hitler’s failed attempt to create a “master Aryan race.” The notion of eugenics is commonly associated with the latter, suggesting a more coercive and very unethical method of trying to improve certain individuals at the expense of others. Involuntary, coercive eugenics often entails improving a human population through compulsory sterilization and aborting those who have genetic abnormalities or to compel certain “superior” individuals to reproduce with each other. For that reason, eugenics is often looked down upon and branded to be “unethical.” Be that as it may, ethics are subjective to one’s own morals,

and morals are subjective to one’s own background. Before we label eugenics to be ethical or unethical, we must first consider what ethics truly are and the legitimacy of those who dictate what they are. As in all things, one must take into account that the process of accomplishing a task is just as important, or perhaps, even more important than the final result. Eugenics, as a theory or as an idea, is not inherently ethical or unethical. How one goes about striving for that end result is what makes it one or the other. Coercive eugenics, as previously mentioned, is innately unethical, as they go against basic human rights of freedom, choice and the right to live. Fortunately, this kind of eugenics is no longer practiced or, at least, no longer disregarded in today’s world. Voluntary eugenics, on the other hand, is widely practiced today, as we see it in many things like germ line and somatic gene therapy or even in everyday situations like choos-

ing an attractive mate. Face it: we all have some flaws that we wish to get rid of or desire some kind of trait which we lack. Hence, it is not uncommon for us to alter our external characteristics or phenotypes as we do so through dieting, exercising and plastic surgery. If we were, however, given the chance to prevent our children and their descendants from falling victim to certain diseases and congenital disabilities, I ask, why not take that chance? Surely any voluntary procedure that has the

potential to improve the basic or overall genetic capacity of humans, I believe, is beneficial. By reason, few can contend that such a practice is unethical, and I would be lying if I said that most individuals didn’t engage in voluntary eugenics to some extent.

Tiffany Saez, an Economics/Political Science major, is in her first year as the Production Editor for The Montclarion.

Cheaters Never Prosper Cheating in relationships and schoolwork will not get you ahead


he age old saying, “honesty is the best policy” is Victoria fisher one that columnist almost all of us as young adults and smaller children had drilled into our minds. But where is that philosophy now? As we get older it seems that has become more irrelevant and that cheating to get ahead is totally acceptable. Whether it is academic cheating or romantic cheating, it is happening more and more as time progresses. Romantic cheating in the present can be rather difficult to gauge because many people believe we are too young to be settling down. However, as a 2008 high school graduate, many of my fellow graduates have either gotten married or are engaged to and/or have had a child or children already. If we are not supposed to

be settling down right now or even seriously dating, when would these lifelong partners be met? Love takes time; commitment takes sincerity. Interestingly enough, it also seems as if peoples’ genuine care for commitment fluctuates as there is a change in season. During the spring and summer, it is encouraged to meet new people and go out as much as possible (leaning towards single life) whereas in the fall and winter, cuddling is what is most encouraged (leaning towards a relationship). Academic cheating used to be a lot more difficult years ago. It usually would entail somebody writing down as much as they could on a piece of paper and folding it super small so that it could fit into the palm of their hand to be held during an exam. In 2013, cheating has taken much greater strides in a not-so-appreciable fashion. Plagiarism, the act of stealing someone else’s work and claiming it to be your own, is a terrible reality that is present in our schools today. More than anywhere else,

plagiarism has become an epidemic of dishonesty within our higher level education institutions. It has become such a problem that expulsion is often the repercussion if caught. There are even programs such as SafeAssign that, when used, will go through and identify any information in a submitted paper that is not original. Even still, students cheat. But why? This is where the two sins come together. If you can get a good grade by just working hard and putting in the time, why would you choose to cheat instead? If you can be in a healthy, meaningful and long-term relationship or if you simply invest your time and emotion, why would you choose to cheat instead? Maybe it is because people always believe there is something greater to be had, whether it is a better grade or a better relationship. We, as humans, constantly crave what we don’t have. If we have curly hair, we wish that it was straight, or if we are short, we wish we were taller. I ask: why not appreciate what we have?

In about seven years of dating, both serious and casual, I have come across so many scorned lovers, including people who thought they were going to marry somebody and found their best friend making out with their fiancé, people who were engaged but became upset over an argument so they went out and cheated, and so on. In all of the sins I have heard, the worst is when I’ve asked whomever is involved, “Why?” It is unfortunately true that a good majority of them answered, “Because I wanted to” or “Because it was wrong but it felt so good.” Academically cheating is equally as sinful but the pain is burdened strictly on the wrongdoer. If you steal somebody else’s words to write a paper, the person who is going to deal with the penalty is you. The fact that you got the work from some random website that you were led to by Google is completely irrelevant to the school. If it isn’t yours, simply noting your reference will (almost always) eliminate the question of your integrity.

The lesson to be learned is simple; appreciate what you have. If you have a hard exam or a tough paper to write, put in the extra effort in order to do well. Seeing your good grade and knowing that you put so much work into it will be so much more academically appeasing than just copy cut and pasting into a Word document. If you are in a relationship, stay committed. If you are unhappy, you can either work through your problems with your partner or you can part ways. Dragging somebody along simply because you are unable to deal with the issue at hand is unfathomable and wrong. Love and academics are serious endeavors in life and should be treated and appreciated as such. Instead of constantly gazing around to see who has the greenest grass, learn to be grateful for your own.

Victoria Fisher, a Political Science major, is in her fourth year as a columnist for The Montclarion.

Campus Dining Not The Ideal Brain Food Students hope for fresher, more varied meals across campus


n case you’re all wondering why Montclair State is a ghost town on Justine giletto the weekcolumnist ends, it’s because of the food. We all go home every few weekends because we miss our favorite dish, a cup of fresh coffee and not having to fight over who gets milk on their cereal. The one thing I have to say about school that does not please me is the food here at the dining halls. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t miss hav-

ing mom ask me what time I’m coming home or why I’m wearing pajamas to class, but I do miss the food. The dining hall and the unavailability of fresh food or even any food at all is the only thing that I am not happy with about living on campus and makes me consider getting a house off-campus. If any of you are residents, I know you can relate to this because it’s now November. I’m running low on Flex Dollars, and I’d be willing to do things that are illegal in 32 states to have someone throw me some more Red Hawk Dollars just so I can avoid eating whatever limp gray matter that is trying to be passed off as food. Sad to say, but Special

K cereal has become my gourmet dinner of choice when I go to eat in the dining halls. Being broke at Montclair State is inevitable, considering the only decent meals I’m going to eat are not included in my meal plan. It costs almost $10 for a small lunch at the Student Center. I’m at college for crying out loud. I chose to go to one of the least expensive colleges in the state for a reason. I don’t think that reason was to spend $10.38 on a burger and fries at Guy Fieri on Campus, especially when the food already comes premade and frozen. I know I am being critical by bashing the food here at Montclair State. I get it: there

is a rising number of residents, and the dining halls are designed to accompany thousands of residents that live on campus. The omelet station in Sam’s Place is probably the saving grace, and, as a resident, you learn to get creative with what you can do with a tight budget and a dining hall. Even though the dining hall isn’t home, the working staff is willing to accommodate. It has always been hard to try and maintain a healthy way of eating on campus, because if I really wanted to, I could have pizza and ice cream every night. I think I can speak for others when I say that it would be great if the

dining hall offered more fresh and healthy choices rather than having to go spend more money on a meal plan here at school. I often hear my peers wishing that there were more vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options on campus. Considering we have such a large population here at the university, I think it would be nothing but helpful for students to translate to resident life if the dining halls offered more choices for the students here.

Justine Giletto, a Psychology major, is in her first year as a columnist for The Montclarion.

Concerning Editorials and Columns Main editorials appear on the first page of the Opinion section. They are unsigned articles that represent the opinion of the editorial board on a particular issue. Columns are written by individuals and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Montclarion staff.

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Contractual Cyberspace Lack of social media presence may doom your future endeavors


n Nov. 7, a 63-yearold journalist came in as a guest speaker awije bahrami to talk columnist about his lifetime experiences in journalism and writing about controversial business deals. The discussion turned to social media and how it influences the way we receive news. As the discussion gained momentum, he pointed at the audience that was comprised mostly of 20-year-old undergraduates to emphasize that, in the future, will be required to have some type of social network accounts, but he doesn’t have to. His statement caught me a bit off guard. Did he mean

To the Editor, My name is Wayne Ernst, a Class of 2013 alumnus of MSU. I still keep up with The Montclarion, and I read an opinion piece written by "Admin" that I believe misses very critical facts in the piece, "A Dollar a Day Keeps Employees Away." Practically none of the To the Editor, Clearing up SGA’s taxexempt situation, in response to the article “SGA Reopens Wound: Controversial bill shutdown.” Due to the Marriage Equality Bill that the SGA has been debating over the past few weeks, there has been much confusion over whether or not the SGA formally taking a political stance on an issue would cause it to lose its taxexempt status as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. According to last week’s article, many members of the SGA are operating under the assumption that the SGA is not allowed to take political stances, period. A letter from the Judicial Branch (dated Nov. 8) claimed that the SGA met with two unidentified Certified Professional Accountants to come up with this decision. Specifically, they stated that the SGA “cannot take up political stands that are not in agreement to the entire organization and political stands on anything that may compromise their eligibility of the

also a distraction from school work because of the constant urge to check Facebook which adds unnecessary stress to their lives. It worries me that, in the future, those who aren’t comfortable having a Facebook might eventually have to open one up against their will just to keep up with the rest of the world and its rapidly advancing technology. In a utopic world, people could have a choice of whether to have a Facebook account with all the negative and positive qualities. However, we do not live in such a world. People will eventually have to choose between being part of a society or live in isolation.

that technology will eventually take over our lives and become our only means of communication? Or if we don’t socialize online, other people will eventually define who we are? After contemplating about it more, I think he probably meant both. I do agree with the fact that social media will eventually dominate our lives and we will come to depend on it much more than we already have. However, what concerns me more is the fact that we won’t have a choice of having a Facebook account anymore because these accounts will define who we are. What if someone doesn’t feel safe having an account and refuses to open one up, despite society’s urgings and expectations? People will eventually make up an identity for that person. The fact that some people don’t have Facebook is bother-

some to others. They think it is odd that not everyone socializes this way and therefore label him/her as weird or an outsider. Also, in the future, when that person starts searching for jobs, employers will look up their prospective employees’ online history. Some employers might think that because this person doesn’t have a Facebook account, they can’t figure out who he/she really is and therefore don’t want him/ her to work for them. They might think he/she doesn’t have computer skills, which is an important ability to have in the 21st century workforce. Others might believe it shows self-control, nonconformity and independence. But in a world where people increasingly use social networks to portray who they are and to show off their skills, the minority who do not use this

method of presenting themselves might be perceived as outcasts. One of the great benefits of online communication, of course, is the fact that one can connect with people from all over the world. To keep in touch with distant people is much easier with our modern technology. That’s when Facebook’s beneficial qualities come out. Through Facebook, people can check up on friends and relatives they haven’t seen in a while and share good and bad news with each other via quick messages or online chats. It saves time and energy to communicate this way. However, for some people, privacy is an important aspect of their lives. They find the mere thought of other people knowing where they go to school and what they did last weekend discomforting. It’s

assertions and extrapolations the author of this piece makes are founded in actual data. Studies have shown that raising the minimum wage does not alter job prospects, nor does it make it likely for current minimum wage workers to face cut hours or lost jobs as a result of the higher wages. These findings can be

read in several studies. Moreover, if the issue is rising food or product prices, we need to look at all pieces of the chain, including production. For food, farm subsidies were cut substantially; if we are so concerned that raising the minimum wage will so dramatically impact the price of milk, cheeseburgers or french

fries, Congress should have renewed the previous farm bill rather than drafting a new one with far fewer subsidies for farmers. For non-food products, there are ways of keeping the cost of goods down. Clearly, Walmart and other corporations are capable of doing so. The previous editorial is ideo-

logical and disingenuous in making its claims. It ignores actual data and cites none that back its own. I thank you for your time and welcome any comment or feedback.

501(c)(3) tax exempt status.” According to actual IRS law, this claim is not entirely true. The IRS prohibits “political campaign activity.” The IRS defines “political campaign activity” as “participating in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.” Thus, taking a political stance on an issue is not considered “political campaign activity” because it does not explicitly endorse or oppose a candidate. However, taking a political stance may be considered “lobbying.” The term “lobbying” is defined as “any activity designed to influence legislation,” such as approving an SGA bill that endorses a specific position. But the IRS only limits lobbying, not prohibiting it. The SGA can engage in lobbying (and take political stances) just as long as lobbying is not a “substantial activity of the organization.” To further elaborate, the IRS states, “An organization may take positions on public policy issues, including issues that divide candidates in an election

for public office as long as the message does not in any way favor or oppose a candidate.” Out of the 200+ bills that the SGA passed last year, only three can be considered politically charged: the Bond Referendum endorsement, the endorsement of the Tuition Equality Act for DREAMers and a bill expressing disapproval of federal sequestration. Lobbying and taking political stances is clearly not a “substantial activity” of the SGA since they spend more time approving and allocating funds to the student organizations’ events. Considering how the SGA currently operates, taking stances on political issues will not risk losing taxexempt status. This information can be found publicly on the IRS website itself, particularly on its “Stay Exempt” website and “Frequently Asked Questions About the Ban on Political Campaign Intervention by 501(c)(3) Organizations” page. As for the Judicial Branch’s claim that the SGA “cannot take up political stands that are not in agreement to the

entire organization,” that claim is also not true. No such rule exists in either IRS law or within the SGA’s bylaws that states political stances or decisions in general must be “in agreement to the entire organization.” According to the SGA Constitution, the “entire organization” includes ALL undergraduate students who pay the $48.90 SGA fee. In fact, the SGA passes many bills with only 2/3 majority vote. SGA Legislators are sworn in with only 150 student petition signatures; less than 700 MSU students voted in last year’s SGA elections to elect this year’s SGA Executive Board. Therefore, no decision in the SGA is ever made that is “in agreement to the entire organization” as the Judicial Branch contends. The SGA’s Constitution and bylaws are available for public viewing in their office. Also, nationally recognized organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the National Rifle Association utilize 501(c) (3) organizations to advance their political agendas, pri-

marily to receive tax deductible donations. Most of their lobbying activity takes place within their 501(c)(4) entities, which have more leeway. But it is common knowledge that both of these organizations are politically involved and take clear political stances on public policy matters even as 501(c)(3) organizations. There is clear precedence that 501(c)(3) organizations are legally allowed to partake in political activity without risking their tax exempt status. Because the SGA has not been involved in any “substantial” amount of political activity (and there is no indication that it will in the future), it is legally allowed to take political stances without rational fear of losing its tax exempt status.

Awije Bahrami, an Undeclared student, is in her first year as a columnist for The Montclarion.

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Netflix Secures Disney Exclusives Megan Rose Spinelli Staff Writer Netflix continues to introduce original TV shows as it joins forces with Disney to bring four series featuring Marvel Comics heroes. This will lead up to a miniseries starting in 2015, according to Marvel. Netflix has picked up at least four 13-episode, live-action series focused on Marvel’s heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, N.Y. The first one, to air in 2015, will feature Daredevil, followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage in subsequent years. These four series will culminate into Marvel’s The Defenders, a mini-series event about this dream team of heroic characters. This new arrangement, produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios, follows last year’s major deal that gave Netflix exclusive rights to Disney films beginning in 2016. It will be the exclusive US subscription television service for first-run, live action and animated movies from Walt Disney Studios. This includes movies from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm, according to Deadline. “This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform

for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” said Alan Fine, president of Marvel Entertainment in a statement released on the Marvel website. “This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.” This announcement came after another Marvel series was brought to television. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered on ABC this fall and has been picked up for a full season. It has been very strong in DVR/streaming viewing, and according to TV Guide ,the recordings of the show are “through the roof.” With over 40 million members in more than 40 countries, Netflix has become the world’s leading Internet television network. It receives more

than one billion hours of TV shows and movies watched per month, including Netflix’s own original series. These series include the political drama House of Cards, the fourth season of the sitcom Arrested Development and the comedy-drama Orange is the New Black. House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara and Corey Stoll, received the first Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for an original online-only television series this year. It received nine nominations, winning three of them for

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography for a SingleCamera Series and Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series. Arrested Development first aired on Fox for three seasons from 2003 to 2006 and then was continued by Netflix in 2013 for a fourth season. The sitcom stars Jason Bateman and Portia de Rossi. After making its debut on Netflix in 2013, it received three nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Single-camera Picture Editing for a Comedy

Series, and Outstanding Music Composition for a Series. Orange is the New Black, starring Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael J. Harney, Kate Mulgrew and Jason Biggs received more viewers and hours viewed in its first week than the other popular aforementioned Netflix original series. Netflix has already introduced the Internet TV audience to award-winning TV shows and is continuing to introduce new original shows with Marvel’s four series and mini-series coming soon.

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‘How I Learned to Drive’ Comes with a Lesson Kelly Mcgeary Staff Writer How much are you willing to forgive to protect the ones you love? Where are the lines between love and objectification? Are there really two sides to every story? Is the world in which we live merely one of right and wrong? These are just some of the questions posed by the cast of MSU Players’ latest stomach-turning, thought -provoking production, How I Learned to Drive. The play follows a young girl named Lil’ Bit growing up in rural Maryland during the 1960s. Lil’ Bit narrates the play as an adult and takes the audience through bits and pieces of her life up until that point. The play is told through a series of flashbacks under the guise of driving lessons. Only Li’l Bit and Uncle Peck are full characters; all other family members are represented with the Female Greek Chorus, Teenage Greek Chorus and Male Greek Chorus. The central (perhaps driving) event in her story takes place in 1962, when Li’l Bit is 11 and her Uncle Peck gives her a driving lesson, during which he molests her. As she enters puberty, Peck continues to molest her, at one point using his amateur photo studio to take provocative pictures of her. Although he makes her uncomfortable, Peck is the only member of her family who is kind to her and supportive of her plans to go to college. She feels a complex, deep connection to her uncle because they both feel as though they are considered outsiders in their family. The blips in time narrated by Lil’ Bit reveal the massive innerconflict she feels regarding

her uncle, and portrays the uncle himself not merely as a monster,but as a tormented and misguided man who felt lost after fighting in war. The story drags the audi-

story is complex and incredibly thought-provoking. Is it possible for one to feel sympathy for the victim and the molester? Freshman Emma Wagner took on the daunting task

Megan Larson in character. ence through massive emotional trenches as they root for Lil’ Bit to finally leave her dangerous and oppressive hometown, yet they feel sorrow and sympathy for Uncle Peck. The dual nature of this

of portraying Lil’ Bit, which she accomplished with poise and a raw sincerity that stole the hearts of her audience. The 17-year-old gave a performance that was poignant in its genuineness.

MSU alumni Christine Bennett chose this horrifyingly complex and beautiful piece of theater as her directorial debut due to the controversial nature of of the text. After each

comfortable discussion to help the audience leave with a sense of closure and a sense of hope. “This piece to me is an exploration of our pasts. It’s learning how to live with the things we cannot change and forgiving ourselves for our youthful naivety.” Despite the seemingly horrifying premise of the play, How I Learned to Drive is a breath of fresh air that exhibits the sheer resilience of the human spirit, even in the most complex of circumstances. “It’s about helping people realize that not all situations are as simple as right and wrong and black and white. How I Learned to Drive is about exploring those grey areas where there doesn’t seem to a singular right answer,” said Bennett. With the work Photo courtesy of MSU Players. of the incredibly dedicated cast performance of the show, Benand crew, the players of How nett, assistant director Mike I Learned to Drive depicted a McQuade and the cast of How piece of living art that is a truly I Learned to Drive held a talkjarring example of how someback session in which the audione can find beauty in even ence could ask questions, clear the darkest of life’s grey areas. up any confusions and foster a

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Salacious ‘Scandal’: ABC’s Smash Hit Victoria Nelli Staff Writer Over the years, all of teleonto the primetime lineup and destroying the evidence or covvision’s most memorable quickly gained a very strong ering up her own affair with shows have had notable finaand boisterous following. the President, Pope does it all. les, uncommon plot twists, Kerry Washington’s charSeason three is well underand impressive writing. Even acter, Pope, is a fixer, or as way and does not show any so, what makes a show stay referred to on the show, “a signs of slowing down. So far, near and dear to our hearts gladiator in a suit.” If there we have seen who Pope’s father forever is the timely case of is a secret someone wants is and what he does. We are “will they or won’t they?” kept hidden or a case someone also learning about what hapAlmost every show that has wants destroyed, Pope and her pened to her mother and who reached critical acclaim has team takes care of it. Whether was in on her death. We are featured the adorable crowd it’s covering up a murder by also getting to see a new side favorite: frustrating sexual tension between the two male and female main characters. No show in the last couple of years has made audiences question their sanity more than ABC’s smash hit Scandal. The show’s lead characters, Olivia Pope and President Fitzgerald Grant, hate each other, purposely try to hurt each other and can’t stand the thought of not being with each other. Shonda Rhimes, the show’s creator and executive producer isn’t new to the love triangle and forbidden love route with her characters. Her other hit series include Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice and have featured jaw-dropping, headlinedominating romances. Scandal, however, has its own category. Scandal premiered on April 5, 2012 and it soon burst Olivia Pope in the arms of her secret lover, the President.

of Huck this season, played by the incredible Guillermo Diaz. We are learning more about Huck’s past and him and Jake Ballard’s involvement with the secret unit B613. Ballard is played by Grey’s Anatomy alum Scott Foley. Not only is Pope balancing the heart wrenching struggle of trying to solve what happened to her mother, but she

also is dealing with the fact that she is helping Lisa Kudrow’s character, Congresswoman Josephine Marcus, run for president instead of helping the man she loves win his re-election. Congresswoman Marcus is new this season and is a powerhouse. She is giving Fitz a run for his money and will definitely be a serious threat to him and his campaign for re-election. With the addition of Kudrow to the cast, I think it brings a much softer feel. Congresswoman Marcus is tough but won’t let the media or a fellow politician bring her down. She believes in herself and won’t stand for sexism and belittling. At the same time, she is soft-spoken, caring and truly passionate about being President, and I think that adds a nice touch to the already extremely character-driven show. Overall, Scandal is one of the strongest shows on television. The casting for the show is impeccable and writing is sharp and on point. Rhimes is one of the top producers today for a good reason. There are sure to be more shocking reveals in episodes to come and there most definitely will be more scandalous tension between Pope and the President.

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Kevin Camilo Staff Writer

- Eminem’s “The Monster” with Rihanna looks to be another big hit song, breaking multiple records. First, Eminem became the first artist since The Beatles to have four songs in the Top 20 of the Hot 100, which is a huge accomplishment. Rihanna also broke a record with “The Monster” becoming her 25th Top Ten hit song, tying Elvis Presley. She is currently tied for eighth place on the all-time list, only 13 away from all-time record holder Madonna. - On Nov. 6, the Country Music Association Awards were held in Nashville, Tenn. George Strait came home with Entertainer of the Year, while Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert took home Best Male and Female Vocalist. The biggest honor of the night went to Taylor Swift, who received the Pinnacle Award for her achievements in recent years. - Swedish pop group ABBA may be reuniting in 2014 for the 40th anniversary of their first hit song, “Waterloo.” The group’s members said they may be reuniting for one night only in honor of the anniversary. ABBA is one of the most successful artists ever, selling over 380 million records worldwide as well as being inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dancing Queen reunion?

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Billboard Hot 100 - Week of Nov. 7 #1. Royals - Lorde (Last week - #1, Weeks on chart - 18 weeks) #2. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus (Last week - #3, Weeks on chart - 11 weeks) #3. The Monster - Eminem feat. Rihanna (Last week - Weeks on chart - 1 week) #4. Roar - Katy Perry (Last week - #2, Weeks on chart - 13 weeks) #5. Wake Me Up - Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc (Last week - #4, Weeks on chart - 19 weeks)

#6. Story of My Life - One Direction (Last week - Weeks on chart - 1 week) #7. Hold On We’re Going Home - Drake (Last week - #5, Weeks on chart - 13 weeks) #8. Demons - Imagine Dragons (Last week - #9, Weeks on chart - 28 weeks) #9. Counting Stars - One Republic (Last week - #8, Weeks on chart - 20 weeks) #10. Applause - Lady Gaga (Last week - #7, Weeks on chart - 12 weeks)

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“Everybody wanna be a DJ, but nobody wanna be a DJ” Everybody is familiar with it. That pulsating fouron-the-floor beat with leads and melodies working together harmoniously in a way that causes drugged out 20-somethings to become “one with the music,” if only so to run away from their post-recession retail jobs. EDM has gotten to the point where the happy hardcore warehouse raves of the 1990s have evolved to a commercial juggernaut with multi-million dollar production fees that make Broadway shows hang their head in shame. However, it’s all a natural part of culture, so it’s expected to see tweens and self-claimed disillusioned “singer/songwriters” publish what they call music on the Internet. If there ever was an

amendment proposed in SOPA or PIPA that allowed for horrible music to be prevented from being uploaded, now would be the time to throw that in. Now, I won’t discount the contributions that the truly great producers such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren and many others have released over the years. However, for every good producer, everybody can confidently agree that there’s at least 10 “artists” with bedroom skills and stadium aspirations. With the advent of piracy and cheap MIDI gear, any schmuck can download Logic or Cubase along with a couple instrument programs and throw together an “EDM track.” God forbid if they have to

learn harmony, syncopation, alternate rhythms or anything technical like LFOs (low frequency oscillators, just in case you were curious). “I don’t need to know what those are! I have a program that has all the best WUB WUB WUB [sic] presets!” It’s a race to see whether it’s possible for them to vomit out a “track” or give up and relegate their impulse investment to the basement because “it was too complicated.” In full disclosure, I have to admit that I own a MIDI keyboard and Ableton. I call my self a “musician,” even though my main focus is on guitar along with the hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars that I’ve invested into it. The purpose isn’t to

incite a “rockers vs. DJs” feud a la Rolling Stone, although inspiration was definitely taken from them. It’s the inspiration of frustration that, as a musician, my hours of practice and dedication is surpassed by desk jockeys who copy and paste other tracks and call themselves artists. Because programs can adjust and correct errors, negating the need for practice and theory, my callused fingers could have just been pressing keys and pads instead of strings. It’s an evolution and an interesting one at that. We’re at a point where people regard graffiti as art just as much as the Mona Lisa. At the the same time, music and musicians don’t have a clear definition anymore.


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Red Hawk Round Up Womens Soccer

The Red Hawks fell to The College of New Jersey in the final game of the NJAC Championship but remain undefeated in regulation because the game came down to penalty kicks. With their impressive season record, MSU earned a spot in the NCAA Div. III Women’s Soccer Championship and will host a four-team pod over the weekend with their first game against Colby-Sawyer at 5 p.m. at MSU Soccer Park.


Though in defeat, the Red Hawks showed that there is still some fight in them, as freshman running back Denzel Nieves ran for 180 yards in 27 carries. However, turnovers and a Ryan Davies fumble eventually put Brockport up 24-0 over MSU. The Red Hawks look to finish out their season as they host Kean this Saturday at 6 p.m. at Sprague Field.

Rob Rowan Assistant Sports Editor

Field Hockey

With a goal from forward Maura Johnston, MSU secured its second straight NJAC title in a 1-0 victory over TCNJ. The Red Hawks won the top seed of the NCAA Field Hockey Championship, meaning they will host both the second and third rounds of the tournament. They will host Mount Holyoke this Saturday at 11 a.m. on Sprague Field in their third uninterrupted appearance.

Mens Soccer

Though they did not win the NJAC tournament, the Red Hawks’ 15-3-2 record was good enough to earn a bid to the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship. They will face Misericordia University at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. this coming Saturday. The Red Hawks have the possibility of facing NJAC champion Rutgers-Camden.


The Red Hawks season has come to an end as they were defeated by Richard Stockton College in the semifinals of the NJAC Volleyball Championship. Departing seniors Sara Girgus and Marta Topor had great outings in their final game with four kills each. Montclair finished its season with a 19-12 record, reaching the feat of 19 wins for the second straight year.

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Football Streak Ends with Shutout Joe Stanley Kurp Staff Writer

The Montclair State Red Hawks football team ended Saturday’s game battered and bruised as their two-game winning streak came to an end with a 24-0 road loss to SUNY Brockport on Nov. 9. The loss marked the second time in the last 16 years that Montclair State lost in a shutout. Although Brockport scored a 21-yard field goal by freshman kicker Tyler Perna with 1:29 left in the first quarter, Montclair State managed to keep the game close early on as they trailed 3-0 at halftime. As the second half began, Brockport turned it up and took a 10-0 lead on a 26-yard run by freshman running back Dan Andrews with 13:32 left in the third quarter. Before the third quarter ended, Brockport scored another touchdown to extend

their lead 17-0, this time on a 25-yard fumble recovery return by sophomore defensive line player Tarik Bennett with 3:20 left in the quarter. Brockport sealed the shutout win with another touchdown run by Andrews, this time a 32-yard run with 4:17 left, sealing the 24-0 win. With the win, Brockport remained in a tie with Rowan for the NJAC title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs, which will be decided next week with Rowan hosting the College of New Jersey on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. On offense, freshman running back Denzel Nieves continued his strong breakout season, as he rushed for a season-high 180 yards on 27 carries. Sophomore quarterback Ryan Davies completed 7 of 19 passes for 46 yards, was sacked twice and threw two interceptions. On defense, two players set school records, as senior defensive back Matt Mancino intercepted two passes and moved into second on

Senior linebacker Dan Avento chases down a running back. the all-time career list for interceptions while senior linebacker Dan Avento recorded an interception and four tackles. Avento is two tackles away from becoming the fifth player

in school history to record 300 career tackles. Now 3-6 on the season and 2-4 in NJAC play, the Red Hawks wrap up the 2013 season on Saturday, Nov.

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16 at Sprague Field at 6 p.m. against NJAC rival Kean University. Prior to the game, the team will honor its graduating senior players in celebration of Senior Day.

MSU Rallies Around Basketball Teams Joe Stanley Kurp Staff Writer

On Nov. 12, hundreds of Montclair State students came out to celebrate and support their athletic teams at Red Hawk Madness: A Celebration of School Spirit, a pep rally that boosted interest in Montclair State’s athletic teams and gave students a chance to show their MSU pride at the Panzer Athletic Center.

This even heightened support for MSU. As students walked into Panzer and grabbed free t-shirts given to the first 250 students. They experienced a festive atmosphere, from the vendors selling free concessions all the way to DJ Ridd playing some tunes. The mood kept improving as performances from the Complexions Dance Team, MSU Cheerleaders and MSU Pep Band were well spirited and enjoyable. The same went with the free raffle giveaways

during breaks with prizes including an Xbox 360, bookstore gift cards and jerseys. When the Mens and Womens Basketball teams were introduced, the spirit was high as students were ready to get their first look at who would take the court for MSU. As the players performed their shoot-arounds, made a couple dunks and were introduced individually, it made all the students in attendance excited and ready for both teams’ upcoming sea-

sons. Finally, there was the three-point contest that involved four lucky students teaming up with members of both the mens and womens teams. I participated in the event and thanks to the talented team behind me, we all won a $100 gift card for the school bookstore. My attendance and participation in the event alongside some of Montclair State’s best athletes was a memorable, once-in-alifetime experience that I will

never forget. Overall, Red Hawk Madness was a night to never forget as many students, including myself, were able to have some fun and strengthen school spirit. When the mens and womens basketball teams start their seasons this month, it is hopeful that the school spirit Montclair State students gained will rally the teams and help them succeed on the court this year.

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UFC Fights For Troops Andrew Guadagnino Staff Writer

UFC Middleweight Tim Kennedy excited the troops with a TKO victory over Rafael “Sapo” Natal on Nov. 6 at UFC Fight For the Troops 3. The Brazilian met his end 4:40 into the first round. Natal found success early with kicks, but as the round came to a close, Ken-

nedy kept going forward and threw a thunderous left hook that dropped “Sapo” and finished him off with strikes. “Moments before I threw that left hook, I heard Coach Winklejohn say, ‘Tim, throw it,’” Kennedy said. “Instinctively, I listened to my coaches and I did what they wanted.” Canadian bantamweight Alexis Davis defeated Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision in the night’s co-main event. To defeat her opponent,

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Poster for UFC: Fight for the Troops featuring the main event between Tim Kennedy and Rafael Natal.

Davis relied heavily on leg kicks. However, Carmouche found small success, opening a cut on Davis’ face. “It was incredible the first time, but it’s starting to feel more like home now,” said Davis, who is on a four fight winning-streak. “I knew it was going to be a war. She’s tough.” Olympic wrestler Yoel Romero Palacio delivered a huge knockout to his opponent Ronny Markes only 99 seconds into Round Three of their middleweight bout. Markes caught the American Top Team fighter by surprise, taking him down multiple times, but Palacio caped and used techcal boxing skills to outstrike him. In the third round, he let an overhand left go that floored his opponent, who he finished off with strikes on the ground.

Rustam Khabilov has been on a rise to the top and it doesn’t look like he’s stopping anytime soon. The Russian outpointed Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision in a lightweight matchup. The two traded blows on their feet with Khabilov landing more and even landing a spinning back kick that nearly finished his opponent. A battle of two Ultimate Fighter winners Michael Chiesa submitted Colton Smith via rear-naked choke at 1:41 into the second round of

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their lightweight showcase. The fighters went back and forth for the first round with Smith almost finishing the fight as the round expired. In the second round Chiesa dumped Smith on his head with a simple judo throw leaving him dazed and confused. Unable to defend, he tapped out to the choke that followed. “He was pressuring hard,” Chiesa said. “You just step across and hit the throw. That’s textbook judo, and then I went to my go-to: the rearnaked choke.”

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Who’s Hot This Week

Event Stats 200m Free - 1:49.30 100m Back - 1:00.20 200m Medley(R) -1:44.61 R = Relay 200m Free(R) - 1:33.23

Michael Smith Swimming & Diving Smith took part in winning four events (two individual) in MSU’s 144-86 win over Drew to bring their season record to 2-2.

Who’s Hot This Week Maura Johnston Forward — Field Hockey Johnston was named NJAC Player of the Week thanks to her assist against Stockton in the conference semifinals and a goal against TCNJ in the championship.

Season Stats Goals - 10 Assists - 6 SOG% - .820

Game of the Week Womens Soccer vs. Colby-Sawyer Nov. 16, 5 p.m.

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We are the Champions

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The Red Hawks celebrate their second straight NJAC Championship title. Mike Panepinto Staff Writer

The Montclair State field hockey team was crowned the NJAC Champion once again. MSU won two games in the NJAC Tournament to claim the championship for the second straight year. The Red Hawks are currently ranked the top team in the country in Division III by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). MSU opened their week on Nov. 6 with a 3-0 home win over Richard Stockton in the NJAC Tournament

Semifinals. Senior midfielder Jennifer Tafro struck first for MSU in the 15th minute, knocking in the first goal for the Red Hawks and her 20th of the season. Four minutes later, sophomore forward Maura Johnston connected with freshman forward Gianna Moglino, who notched the second score for Montclair State. In the 30th minute, Moglino registered the final goal of the day for MSU thanks to an assist from Tafro. The Red Hawks’ next game was at home on Nov. 9 for the NJAC Championship Final against the TCNJ Lions. The teams fought val-

iantly, but Montclair State got the win in the end, 1-0. MSU and TCNJ went into halftime deadlocked at 0-0. The second half remained scoreless until the 53:32 mark. Tafro found Johnston, who sealed the one point win for the Red Hawks with the goal. Johnston scored her 10th of the season off a pass, which she converted to a shot opportunity from the right side of the field. “We didn’t have many opportunities, especially in terms of penalty corners, but we converted off one and that was good enough for us to get the win,” said senior defender and captain Sierra Rauchbach after the game. Tafro was named Midfielder of the Year by the NJAC for her play this season. Tafro, senior midfielder Stephanie Lewis and junior forward/midfielder Abby Erier were each tabbed First Team All-NJAC while senior forward/midfielder Brooke Hullings was named Honorable Mention. Tafro joins Megan Ulicny from the 2003 field hockey squad as the only two players to be chosen for Midfielder of the Year. This is the second straight year Erier was selected for the First Team AllConference. This was Lewis’ first All Conference NJAC award and third in the NJAC with ten assists. Montclair State swept the NJAC Awards of the Week after they won the NJAC Tournament. Johnston and second year goalkeeper Rebecca Brat-

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Red Hawk Round Up UFC Fights for Troops

III Field Hockey Tournament. They will host second and third round games at Sprague Field as a result of being the top seed. The Red Hawks have a bye week until the second round, where they will face the winner of Gwynedd-Mercy and Mount Holyoke. Montclair State’s next game will be Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. when they host Mount Holyoke. MSU defeated Gwynedd-Mercy less than two weeks ago at Sprague Field during the Red Hawks’ Senior Day, 8-1. If Montclair State wins, they would continue Sunday, Nov. 17 at a time yet to be determined.

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Abby Erler (left) and Brooke Hullings (right) were named to the NJAC All-Conference team.

Jennifer Tafro (left) and Stephanie Lewis (right) were named to the NJAC All-Conference team.

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tole were each named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. Freshman forward Gianna Moglino was selected as NJAC Rookie of the Week for the squad. Johnston had an assist in the semifinals and the gamewinning score for MSU in the NJAC Final. Brattole recorded her eighth and ninth shutouts of the season in the Red Hawks’ two wins. Brattole also had eight saves between both games. Moglino scored two key goals for Montclair State in their semifinal game against Richard Stockton. MSU was named the #1 overall seed in the Division

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