The Student Voice of Montclair State University Since 1928 Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Volume XCIV, Issue 20
Walking through the City Uncovered
As students left for break, cranes and trucks found a new home
Kristen Bryfogle Assistant Opinion Editor
Catherine Baxter Managing Editor
After looking at the Top 40 and the movie marquees, one might think that America has been the subject of a Pompeii-ification. Bastille’s song “Pompeii” has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for 30 weeks, peaking at #5 and currently sitting at a comfortable #7. Not only has the rock song gained significant popularity recently, but a movie based on the story of Pompeii’s destruction debuted on Feb. 21, received mixed reviews. I’ll leave it up to you to decide which pop culture item presents a more captivating story of what happened in Pompeii, but I have a suggestion for the best way to see and understand what really happened when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. Pompeii continued on Page 11.
As construction moves ahead at Montclair, the university is reevaluating the necessity of the wired towers on campus. [Above] View from behind the Rec Center. [Right] Outside University Hall.
Dr. Carey Goes To Ithaca
Dr. Timothy Carey.
Andrew Osolin Staff Writer Dr. Timothy Carey, the associate vice president for facilities at MSU since 2007, will be leaving our school for Ithaca College on March 24. Carey has served MSU since 1986 with various roles such as director of administrative operations, director of continuous quality improvement, executive assistant to the senior vice president for administration and assistant director of the Educational Opportunity Fund. Carey has been named associate vice president for facilities at Ithaca and will be succeeding the recently retired Rick Couture. He is glad to have such an opportunity. “As someone with an unwavering commitment to
From a revamped building to a new major, students and faculty in the School of Communication and Media can expect to see some changes starting in the Fall 2014 semester. The department has officially signed on a new program, a BA in Journalism. The coursework is set to launch starting next semester. According to Dr. Christine Lemesianou, associate director of the School of Communication and Media, the new program will feature core classes, major requirements as well as major elective credits. “The core courses remain because it’s important for students within different majors to work with each other,” said Lemesianou. “It will make you The Montclarion| Claire Fishman
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Honoring Carmen Berra
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customer service and process improvement, this is an exciting time for me to be joining this first-rate institution,” said Carey, as quoted on the Ithaca College website. “I look forward to interacting with and serving the Ithaca College community.” According to Joana Gonzalez, coordinator of administrative operations and university facilities, there is currently no replacement for Carey here at MSU. Carey has a doctorate in educational policy, theory and administration from Rutgers University and has also served as a board member and education chair for the New Jersey Association of Physical Plant Managers. Dr. Carey will be missed here at Montclair State.
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Yogi and Carmen Berra.
Jayna Gugliucci Assistant News Editor Carmen Berra, beloved wife of former baseball player Yogi Berra, passed away on Thursday, March 6. With closely knit ties in the town of Montclair for over 50 years, the Berras were among the most incredible neighbors the university has ever had. Frequently visiting and supporting the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on campus,
News, p. 5
Feature, p. 8
Opinion, p. 11
Spring Cleaning with Stylistics
When Worlds Collide
The election for next years SGA eboard starts today. Students have a little less than a week to cast their ballots.
Journalism Major Finally Official
The robot terror of today may still pale in comparison to the I, Robot apocalypse, but robots are still a very prominent threat in the modern world.
Berra is certainly a face that will be more than missed. Mourning the death of such a caring woman, the university continues to extend its most sincere regards to Berra’s family, friends and all those who ever had the chance of encountering her friendly smile. As quoted on the Montclair State website, Preseident Susan A. Cole shared, “On behalf of the entire University community, I extend our condolences to
the Berra family. Montclair State has lost a good neighbor and a loyal friend.” Recently celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary, Berra is survived by her husband and three sons as well as their families. Confident that they will carry on the tale of their wife and mother’s brilliant work, the Montclair community will hold Berra deep in their hearts and minds for years to come.
Entertainment, p. 15 What’s Pharrell Wearing?
Sports, p. 20 Red Hawks Fall in Elite Eight
A fantastic season has come to an end for the Montclair State womens basketball team.
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more of a well-rounded journalist if you have knowledge working with people in public relations, television production and other programs.” The major requirements will feature courses that serve as more of a trans-media curriculum. According to Lemesianou, the major is more of a multi-platform experience that still focuses on the core of writing. The BA will offer courses to teach students how to tell a compelling story while giving them additional production skills. In addition to the requirements, there will be a few additional elective courses geared towards journalists. One course is about working with different apps that will help journalists connect with different audiences. Another is media entrepreneurship, where students will explore how to think about reinventing the news model, journalism and the business model for news. Another new course being added is the Media Tech Toolkit, a required class designed for freshmen. The trial of this class is being held currently this spring semester and is being taught by Steve Johnson. It is being molded to help freshmen become familiar with equipment and editing so they will become more comfortable with common things that they will be required to do in higher courses, such as Field or Television Production. One change that will affect the major and the minor is the implementation of a more “integrated” system. The major will be a part of the School of Communication and Media and the minor program will remain a part of the English Department.
The School of Communication and Media is moving to Morehead Hall.
However, according to Lemesianou, they have created an interdisciplinary program with the minor program to make things more open. This will allow students within the major to take minor courses for elective credits, and students within the minor are allowed to take one major course to count as an elective credit. Additionally, the first course in both the major and the minor is the same course, a newswriting class that is held within the journalism minor program in the English Department. “Both programs serve a unique need,” said Lemesianou. “I think the journalism minor program offers a great training ground for writing and really polishing those writing skills regardless of what platform we’re in. I think the journalism minor really hones students’ writing skills.” According to Ron Hol-
lander, a professor within the Journalism minor program as well as a student advisor, the minor will continue to focus more on print and traditional disciplines of journalism. “Today, to be successful, a journalist has to have many tools in their work kit,” said Hollander. “The phrase is to be a backpack journalist. The idea is that you have your notebook, pen, laptop and camera all together; to be successful, a journalist has to be able to move between many different presentations of journalism. Even with all of these changes in platforms, the basics of good journalism stay the same, and that’s what we emphasize in the minor.” Hollander also discussed that with the steady increase in the minor (there are currently about 77 students within the program) and the new requirements for majors to take a course within the minor, the course
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enrollments will be monitored closely to ensure that all students can get a seat in the classes they need. In order to account for the new program, two new faculty members have also been hired in the School of Communication and Media. Their names have not yet been released, but one will be joining with expertise in local journalism and one in sports media journalism. Students are also excited to finally see the implementation of this new program. “It’s crazy to think the school didn’t already have a journalism major, being the program is very news-based,” said Victoria Nelli, a student majoring in Television and Digital Media with a concentration in television production. “I personally am a television production major but I think it will really give the students who are interested a wonderful opportunity to expand
their knowledge in the field.” In addition to a new program, students in the School of Communication and Media can also expect to spend more time in Morehead Hall come next semester. According to Lemesianou, Morehead Hall is set to become the new home to the school. Faculty will be moving into Morehead and there will also be some new areas to do work. Morehead will contain a lounge area for students to have somewhere they can assemble, do work and be productive. “We’re going to be getting a computer lab so people can walk in and do collaborative work and work on projects,” said Lemesianou. “There will be a communication and media lab where we’re going to have research capabilities. We’re going to have a survey room where people can man phones and conduct a poll based on a specific location or place.” There is also going to be a simulation room where students can get training and coaching on various skills, such as practicing oncamera interviews. Students can record themselves doing the interview and then get mentoring on how they can improve their skills. Once Morehead is complete, plans will go underway to complete the next project: a building to attach Morehead and Dumont where more classrooms and learning spaces will be developed. “We hope to teach the next generation and start it all right here,” said Lemesianou. “I don’t think there’s anything more beautiful. Journalism has a huge role to play in our lives and in democracy and it’s phenomenal to be a part of that.”
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• An email with the subject name “Your Invited” was sent out to all English majors, inviting them to attend a lecture next week. In other news, the Center for Writing Excellence on campus was given an “excellence” award.
• Chris Brown was kicked out of rehab last Friday for touching a woman, refusing a drug test after taking an authorized leave from the facility. He was really abusing his privileges.
•A new app called Secret allows users to make anonymous posts. Or you could, you know, go on 4chan.
• The 4.4 magnitude earthquake in Los Angeles was reported three minutes after it hit the city due to a robot journalist. The robot automatically searches for reports and then imports the information into a template. At the end it inserts, “Kill all Humans!”
• A news team in Seattle was killed in a helicopter crash. No one was there to cover it.
• New York Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to march in the Saint Patrick’s Day parade on Monday because the local LGBTQ groups weren’t allowed to display signs of affiliation because the Irish prefer vegetables over fruits.
•America criticized Russia for their militant movements in the southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. Russia responded, “Crimea river.” • Six Portuguese students have drowned to death in suspected hazing rituals. Joao Gouveia, the only known survivor of the encounter, received the bid.
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SGA Elections are Here! Student nominees prepare for a heated battle
Kristen Bunk Ryan Gallagher Christine Gianakis Danniel Restrepo Jasmine Hoffman Mohammad Ramadan Jayna Gugliucci Assistant News Editor
Vice President Rajhon White
Kevin Aquilano Luca Azzara
Jayna Gugliucci Assistant News Editor As election season rolls in, the nominees for the SGA Board have been hard at work. Frantically scribbling sidewalk signs and feverishly pulling at their shirt collars, the race to the finish will be closer than ever.
Kristen Bunk “I want to serve the students and make their college experience a more valuable one. I will focus on student affairs, increasing the caliber of the events on campus, build stronger communication on campus, support organizations and Greeks and make the SGA function more efficiently.” Christine Guanakis “It is my mission to create a positive and welcoming environment for all students, clubs and organizations. I hope to bring healthier food options to campus, to extend the hours of the library and to promote campus involvement. “ Jasmine Hoffman “As President, I plan to make MSU everyone’s home, because at home, you feel included and safe. I want every student at Montclair to feel that way here.” Mohammad Ramadan “Serving the campus community, providing an upmost Professional atmosphere and maintaining an open door communication policy will always remain my top priority in order to better serve the student body.” Rajhon White “One of my goals for the upcoming year is to strengthen the communication between the 130 organizations and the Executive Board.”
The positions being voted on are President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Meanwhile, elections for the Board of Trustees will be held seperately. With the elections beginning on March 20, be sure to check your email for the link to vote. Elections end on March 27 and the win-
ners will be announced next Wednesday. The Montclarion will print bios of the winner in next week’s issue. Remember to pick up the paper to see who won! With the fate of the SGA resting in your hands... Choose wisely.
Ryan Gallagher “I intend to give all students at MSU the same potential to maximize their college experience. In addition, I am keen on bolstering student organizations, supporting the success of Greek Life, insuring the SGA’s financial integrity and increasing campus-wide programming. Danniel Restrepo “I strive to create a much-needed inclusive and prideful community by strengthening the communication between organizations and the position of Executive SGA Treasurer.” Luca Azzara “I plan to facilitate smooth weekly SGA meetings and I also plan to strengthen the communication between the SGA and its chartered organizations. Also, I will utilize my experience to voice the needs of the entire student body from Greeks to commuters.”
Feature Big Changes for Nutrition Facts Labels
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Alexis Fissinger Staff Writer
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Just in time for National Nutrition Month 2014, the FDA has announced their proposed changes to nutrition labels on food packaging. Thanks to changing trends, strong nutrition research and popular demands of both professionals and the public, the FDA has recommended modifications that make it much easier to identify specific nutritional components of food. Remove “calories from fat” and focus on “total calories.”
Nutrition trends have steadily moved away from the notion that all fats are bad and food labels may soon only reflect the more appropriate question of whether foods contain mostly good fats (mono- and polyunsaturated) or bad fats (saturated and trans.) Research has consistently proven the importance of unsaturated fats in the diet, so a general “calories from fat” percentage is no longer an appropriate measure. In fact, it may even be discouraging consumers from purchasing a food product rather than directing them to the breakdown of the fat content.
“Added” versus naturally occurring sugars.
Another exciting change is the additional breakdown of “sugars” into “added sugars.” Finally, consumers will have the ability to make choices based on the differing amounts of sugar that is added during preparation. This may sound odd, but the difference between total sugars and added sugars is significant. Many foods contain sugars naturally, like those in fruit (fructose) and dairy products like milk and yogurt (lactose), but what we really want to know is how much sugar the manufacturer adds to these natural sugars to produce the final product. The number under the “added sugar” distinction is what we can use to compare different brands and products to help us make the best decision for our own personal health. Currently, we are lacking consensus on how much sugar we should limit ourselves to each day. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends no more than five percent of total calories and the American Heart Association says no more than 25g for women or 38g for men. Although these recommendations differ in quantity, each are based on added sugars, not total sugars.
Requiring the amount of more crucial vitamins and minerals-Vitamin D & potassium.
With a significant amount of Americans deficient in vitamin D and even more unaware of its importance in our diet, highlighting the vitamin D and calcium content will remind us to look for good sources of these bone-protecting nutrients. With rising rates of cardiovascular disease and hypertension, Americans should also be paying more attention to good sources of potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure.
Serving up new serving sizes.
One of the most talked about changes is the modified serving size of 17 percent of the food products on the market. CNN reports that most of these serving sizes will be going up as a result of the American public generally consuming more in one sitting than we did 20 years ago. Why are these changes so crucial at this point in time? If you have ever looked at the nutrition facts label on a 20 fl. oz. bottle of soda, you might have noticed that there is actually more than one serving per bottle. Currently, most nutrition facts labels list the calories and other nutrients per one serving, which is not the entire bottle that you buy for lunch or in the vending machine. In fact, there are at least 2.5 servings in the bottles and even 1.5 servings in the cans compared to the recommended 8 oz. serving size of a beverage. While consumers may think that they are just drinking 100 calories in their bottle of soda, they are actually consuming 2.5 servings of 100 calories, which is 250 calories (and is often listed on the bottle). Accurately assuming that we do not stop drinking our 20 oz. drink after only 8 oz., the FDA has recommended labeling the entire bottle or can as one serving. Therefore, the label would list the total calories and other nutrients in the entire can or bottle to remove confusion about how much we are actually consuming. Keep in mind that these changes take into consideration how much we actually eat, rather than how much we should eat.
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MSU Student Goes Beyond the Classroom Ora Kemp Contributing Writer
Spring break is usually the time when many students plan trips and getaways to sandy beaches and sunny escapes. Victor Espinoza, a junior here at Montclair State studying Nutrition and Food Science, decided to take a different approach. When the time came around for him to enroll for spring classes, he noticed something unique about one of his required nutrition courses, which was an opportunity to study at the world-renowned Institute Paul Bocuse of Lyon in France, an experience that he was not ready to let fly by. Little did he know that a seven-day trip across an ocean would bring him even closer to his passion for food and desire to become a registered dietitian.
Q: What was your most memorable meal there? A : We were eating every day. Everything was good! I love seafood and one lunch we had they served us a salmon filet with a wasabi
sauce, a fusion. With just one bite, it had a lot of flavor. It wasn’t just about it looking nice but tasting great as well and still being healthy. They also have a break in the middle of the day. They get to sit down and have coffee and espresso in these fancy little cups. I was jealous to see that. They have it so good there!
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Q: Was the food healthier there? A : Yes, it was very different and it is healthier. Food there is not as processed but more fresh grown. This is coming from Lyon where we were as opposed to Paris. Paris is like going to New York City and Lyon is more like New Jersey. We were able to cook food during lunch and eat on our own.
Q : Did you learn any new cooking techniques that you think you are going to apply?
Institut Paul Bocuse of Lyon in France
A : Yes, I think I would need more classes to become a more experienced cook and spend more time in the kitchen. It was a bit differ-
Q: Is this an industry you can see yourself working in? A : Yes, the culinary arts are one of my interests and hospitality is something that I am definitely looking into. I have never had a
spring break like this before. It cost $3,000, but will look really good on my resume. This trip helped me to decide to become a dietitian and go for my certification. This was the best spring break I have ever had.
Renowned chef Paul Bocuse
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ent there. The chef would come in and say, “Hmm, let’s see here. Is this meat cooked?” Then he would reach in and take a piece to taste with his hand and say, “It’s a bit bland.” It was funny because here, we are not supposed to touch the food with our hands.
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Spring Cleaning with Stylitics Deanna Massa Staff Writer
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Spring is finally on its way! This means warmer weather, blooming flowers and spring cleaning! Is your closet a bit cluttered? Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, because I have got you covered. I find such joy in rehanging my tops and refolding my jeans. My shoes have to be in season order and my jewelry must be in its correct spot. It helps me find exactly what I am looking for and allows me to see all of the things that I own. That way, I wear more of what I have instead of buying top after top and throw new purchases into a big black hole. I have found the perfect solution to spring cleaning that is fun and easy to do. You can even use it daily. This passion for organizing brings me to applications. Yes, I said applications. I love apps. There’s so many that it can sometimes be overwhelming. I’m a master of endlessly searching and browsing through the App Store on my iPhone. My most searched topic? Fashion. I must have tried over 20 to 30 different fashion applications before I found my go-to favorites. The rest of the bunch gets deleted. One app that I came across quite some time ago incorporates my organizing obsession. The app is called Stylitics. If you love colorcoding your coats and tidying your tops, this app is a must-have for you. It’s perfect to help you get started with your spring cleaning and it’s absolutely free to use. Stylitics allows you to create your virtual closet that you can access and organize on the go. Take direct photos of your garments or find them on the Internet, then upload to your personal Stylitics closet. Users can organize their wardrobe by color, brand, print, garment category, store where the garments were purchased, etc. I like using my closet as a virtual dream wardrobe. I add photos of clothing, shoes, bags, coats and jewelry that I admire/wish I had. Another really unique and cool aspect about Stylitics is that users can browse famous stylists’, bloggers’ and designers’ closets. It’s totally wild to view what Rebecca Minkoff has in her wardrobe. Gain inspiration from the featured closets or from the live feed of other Stylitics users. It’s a great tool to organize what you already own and express your personal style.
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Not only is Stylitics an application, but it is also a brand. The company’s website has a ton of cool things to offer. Stylitics has been mentioned in the New York Times, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily and The Oprah Magazine online. The brand has a blog called The Stylitics Report, which shares style advice, fashion tips, current trends, daily fashion history and so much more. Jump into a time machine every single day while reading the “Today is Fashion History” articles. It’s interesting to learn what events took place in fashion on the current day. !
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When Worlds Collide Question of the Week Do you think that you will ever have to compete with robots for your job?
Alyssa Boudreau Freshman Biology “I’d say yes because in the future, there are so many upcoming innovations in technology that I don’t think anyone will need to be out in the world to do anything.” Gary Lewis Senior Justice Studies “For me specifically, no, because my career path is justice studies and criminal justice. I don’t want to be a lawyer or anything like that. I want to be a pilot for a long time. That’s going to be taken over by robots. I know that because planes are eventually going to autopilot on their own. I want to be DEA—Drug Enforcement Administration. There’s no he robot terror way robots can do that. Cyber crime can of today may still pale be handled by robots. That’s more FBI in comparison to the I, work. But for the most part, no.” Robot apocalypse, but robots are still a very Juliette Munoz prominent threat in Sophomore the modern world. Not Family and to say that technology Child Studies is an utter destructive force, but it does have “No, I don’t think its downside in the job so, because I market. It’s a constant don’t think we’re complaint and concern: there with technology yet.” will robots conquer the job market? In all fairness, robots in a lot John Smith of ways are more effiSenior cient, don’t speak out Finance and require less main“I do think that tenance than a permy job will be son—every employer’s taken over by dream employee. Although computrobots. I work in a bank. I work as a customer service rep. But I do feel that erized journalism has the teller side of the bank can’t be taken existed for years now, everyone is raving over by robots.” about the first reporting of the California Anee earthquake this week. Westcott An algorithm created Senior by journalist and proEnglish grammer for the Los “No. I want to be a writer and robots can’t write books. There’s no soul in a robot to write a book. It’s pointless to get a robot to do that.”
Elena Ramos Sophomore Film “Maybe. I think that there’s a fair chance that I will and that I won’t, because I’m a film major and a lot of film production is made from computers these days. But I feel that a lot of it has to be done by humans.” Jessica Mahmoud Freshman Undeclared “No. I mean, unless the whole world is taken over by robots, there’s always going to be jobs available for humans—for real people like me and you.”
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Angeles Times, Ken Schwencke, was the first noted report of the earthquake. Quakebot, Schwencke’s algorithm, generated this simple statement: “A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported Monday morning five miles from Westwood, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:25 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Beverly Hills, Calif., seven miles from Universal City, Calif., seven miles from Santa Monica, Calif. and 348 miles from Sacramento, Calif. In the past ten days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author. Read more about Southern California earthquakes.” Schwencke does go on to say that the machine does
have some flaws. It can only create a small general statement and creates it according to a pre-written template. The machine can only write basic blurbs about an event, but machines lack a certain je ne sais quoi. Machines can’t think on their own. They can’t make a compelling story or conduct interviews, which at this point in time doesn’t make them such a threat to the work environment. Although machines may not be a complete threat to journalists yet, there are still the classic examples of the self-checkout machines, the terror that has threatened the supermarket job industry. But, thinking about America in the recent year, we have changed our job market completely. The days that people went to work just to work are now over. We are now a nation of “innovators.” We have such a high focus on creating good ideas, ideas such as the automated checkout that threatens the working class. Yet, our country’s mentality has created the universal
thought that the working class no longer needs to exist. So who is the enemy? Is it the machine or is it the innovator? Maybe we have no right to argue the topic since our jobs as journalists aren’t threatened yet. Technology is constantly growing, so it’s hard to say what future developments may happen. Journalism might still be an industry run by humans, but that’s only because we cannot fathom what machines might be developed in the future. It’s safe to say this: machines can only function as much as their creators are willing to let them. Machines might be replacing people in certain work environments, but thankfully, machines will hopefully never reach apocalyptic status.
Thumbs Up New shuttles Spring Bash Japan uses Pokémon as mascots for FIFA World Cup
Thumbs Down News milking Malaysian Airplane story Pixar’s infinite sequels (Cars 3?) New sugar regulations
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College Life Is Not Always a Party Montclair’s priority in advertising to new students is not education
veryone has a l w a y s heard the term “the college experience.” isamar cortes What does columnist that mean? People normally see the college experience as being a fun, four-year nonstop party. Is this really what college was meant to be? In my senior year of high school, the senior class looked at different colleges to decide which one appealed to us the most. We would look at different factors like price, majors and location. If these three things suited our expectations for a certain college, we would
In response to “Who Has a Say in the SGA?” published on Feb. 27, 2014: “As a freshman and legislator, I find your comments a bit alarming and mildly offensive. The SGA has come across controversial issues over the past two semesters, but their decisions should not dismantle the validity of the organization. If you have an issue with the SGA, I encourage you to voice your opinion to the e-board or come speak during public forum at one of our meetings. I respect each and every legislator that I sit with on Wednesdays. Despite disagreements, these students are taking time out of their day to talk about real issues, debate those issues and, all the while, make sure that the SGA is helping the organizations underneath them succeed. The issues of gay marriage support and the NJUS bill may have caused controversy, but debate and discussion brings about a solution. To write this article bashing the SGA and
choose to apply. When looking up Montclair State, I came across a multitude of ads explaining “the college experience.” Montclair State advertised the dorm life a good amount of times while browsing their website. I honestly did not bother to read their ads on the dorm life because I knew I would not dorm while in college. I tried to find advertisements on their courses. That was difficult to find. I came across one page that had to deal with my major. It was one paragraph, which did not help me much. I did not get an understanding as to what I was going to study. When you go to the Montclair State website and look up the dorms, there is a specific list of residence halls which shows
you the layout of each dorm and the price points. About 65 percent of the students commute so why is there more information on dorm life over the actual college courses? It seems absurd that people go to college now for “the college experience” and not for the actual learning. The “college experience” entails of late night parties, getting drunk or high and getting home at 3 a.m. It entails having awful migraines the same days of exams and just winging it because one could have been too busy at a party the night before. The “college experience” means you are away from home during the school week to do whatever your heart desires and then you just go home during the week-
ends to rest it all off. The cycle continues. The only obstacle that keeps students from all having this experience is money. Without money, you most likely cannot dorm or have the option of living in a dorm, for that matter. It is honestly depressing that seniors in high school will now go to a college for “the college experience.” There is no use in going to college just for the fun of it. If Montclair State continues to promote “the college experience,” when will the actual “college” part of the experience kick in? We cannot expect college students to do well in college if all we provide is the experience. If the experience is all we are promoting, then how can we expect our students to do well in college?
One day, I hope education will be the primary objective in college. The only honest thing the “college experience” is good for is for bringing in money to Montclair State. Dorms are not free at all. The room and board for the most expensive resident hall costs students even more than tuition bills. Students pay so much money for the experience, but they forget that college is also part of that experience. I can understand that living away from home (practically in school) must be good for some things; but whoever wants an education will do it whether it be driving or public transit.
its members is unfounded. We as the Student Government of MSU have the obligation to make the right decision for the school at large. I will highlight the word right. The right decision sometimes is not the most popular. Just because you disagree with the SGA’s decisions on certain issues does not mean that it is okay to say that the SGA and its members should be swept aside. This article is completely unfounded and biased. Why do I say this? It’s because there has been in the past and, even today, a rift between The Montclarion and the SGA. These types of unproductive and spiteful articles are smearing the image of the SGA as well as causing our student body to think twice before joining our organization. Please, continue to write editorials about how you disagree with what the SGA decides upon. However, please stop writing these heinous articles that bash the SGA unnecessarily and cause unneeded grief for an organiza-
tion like the SGA that helps to make MSU a better place.”
matter as the basis for that definition. Also, the choice to not make any of the content an indictment of the church’s past or to digress into any other topics related to the church, its ‘equality issues,’ is something rarely accomplished in ‘legitimate news articles’ on either topic. Kudos!”
of chronic Lyme sufferers are grateful for any attempts at research.”
Vincent Stevens In response to “One Large Step for Civil Rights” by Victoria Fisher, published on March 6, 2014: “This is an excellent piece of work. It is not simply wellwritten and stretches beyond being well-referenced in context of historical significance , but it is also non-biased. I, as the reader, do not know what Ms. Fisher’s personal politics are through reading her article and I consider that to be a very good thing! She made a wonderful choice in her (self) editing process that benefits both her reader and the article itself by excluding any personal politics from the content. The possibility of a forthcoming ‘papal endorsement’ that would be both groundbreaking and historically significant event worldwide was defined quite accurately and not using any personal beliefs on the
Isamar Cortes, a Sustainability Science major, is in her first year as a columnist for The Montclarion.
Betsey Caffrey In response to “Awareness Reaching New Height” by Andrew Oslin, published on Feb. 12, 2014: “Any research on Lyme & Co. is appreciated! However, as to not a nationwide problem–it is a vastly underreported international problem! It is an epidemic. Check out the map by veterinarians for Lyme disease nationwide, as it is far more accurate and you will begin to glimpse the approximate cases of people with Lyme in every state. As some sources say: Multiply the CDCs numbers by 10… Regardless, the many thousands
Continued from page 1 Although the best way to see Pompeii is probably to visit— you can the kristen bryfogle see ruins of asst. opinion the town editor and can even climb Mount Vesuvius—a close second to getting a look at what Pompeii was really like without having to buy a plane ticket to Italy is to see the exhibit One Day in Pompeii at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The exhibit is running until the end of April and tickets are available every day of the week. Once inside the exhibit, a short video gives you basic information about Pompeii before entering a re-creation of a Pompeian home. Although the structure of the home was
built for the exhibit, everything inside, from pieces of artwork to furniture to cooking supplies to altars for the household gods, are artifacts from ancient Pompeii. Because the nearby volcanic eruption covered the city with ash in the first century CE, the artifacts are amazingly preserved and, for the most part, whole, offering complete glimpses of ancient Rome which not even fantastic collections like the Metropolitan Museum of Art can offer. What is really exciting about the exhibit is that, unlike other Classical collections like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the British Museum, it does not just present white marble sculptures of deities and elaborate frescoes, although there are plenty of those to captivate spectators. Instead, the exhibit is designed to give a comprehensive view of what life was like in Pompeii
for both upper-class merchants and slaves, giving a large of the Roman world’s population a voice, where in other exhibits they have remained silent. The information about the slaves and everyday citizens provides a refreshing side of Classical history which often loses out to imperial busts and religious artwork. The layman’s perspective persists even to the end of the exhibit, when another video portrays the progress of the eruption from the view of a street in the city, showing the stark contrast from the beautiful morning of Aug. 24 to the complete destruction of the city by the end of Aug. 25. There are also samples of the famous Pompeian plaster casts portraying victims in agony, their last moments forever preserved. In this tragedy, there is no distinction of class. The eruption covered man and woman, young and
old, rich man and slave indiscriminately. The impartiality of the tragedy, represented most poignantly in the plaster bodies, offers an eerie quality to the destruction, but also a fascinating sublimity. Although the exhibit was shorter than others the Franklin Institute has housed, it is not lacking in content and there are all sorts of interesting artifacts further explained by the placards and audio tracks (for the audio tour only) which accompany them, if you take care to give them your attention. My only criticism is that I did spot a few historical inaccuracies, such as the certitude of the gladiatorial hand gesture known as pollice verso, better known to us as thumbs up for life and thumbs down for death. The meaning of these gestures is far more uncertain to modern scholars than the exhibit presented, perhaps caused by
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an anachronism perpetuated by popular culture perceptions of gladiatorial games. However, these are not distinctions which discredit all the remarkable artifacts and information provided about Pompeii. Bastille’s chorus in “Pompeii” reads, “But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing’s changed at all?” The near-perfect preservation of artifacts and the shells of citizens trapped in ash prove that Pompeii really hasn’t changed much over thousands of years due to the misfortune of its destruction. But rather than take Bastille’s word or my own word for it, go see One Day in Pompeii for yourself.
Kristen Bryfogle, an English/Classics major, is in her second year as Assistant Opinion Editor for The Montclarion.
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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AFI “MALLEUS MALEFICARUM” From northern California, the ever changing Davey Havok and AFI lit a punk fire in themselves for Black Sails in the Sunset with the track “Malleus Maleficarum.” Havok’s highpitched voice and dark lyrics accompanied by Jade Puget’s guitar lines gave AFI a notch in punk’s annals of fame with a style that wasn’t going to catch up until years later.
THE BUZZCOCKS “ORGASM ADDICT”
KHMER ROUGE “AGE OF IRON”
With a n a m e that elicits double takes and laughter, The Buzzcocks crossed the Atlantic only after becoming well-known in Europe with songs such as “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays” and “Fast Cars.” “Orgasm Addict,” with its raunchy lyrics and memorable chorus, leaves little to the imagination for listeners.
Arriving on the coattails of the British Invasion to lack of much lasting fanfare, Khmer Rouge has left an obscure mark on the thendeveloping New York punk scene. “Age of Iron” carries a synth line that by itself dangerously toes the line between twee and punk. However, the pounding drums and guitars bring it back home.
THE OFFSPRING “IT’S ALL I WANT”
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Crazy taxis are hurtling through the roads with a green haired punk behind the wheel. Obviously he doesn’t have Bach or Keane playing on his radio. “It’s All I Want” and its frantic pace make it a perfect accompanyment for his daily grind. Which only lasts 10 minutes for some reason...
BLACK FLAG “SIX PACK”
Before Henry Rollins evolved into the politically aware, culturally-diverse man he is now, he and Black Flag erupted from California as one of the pioneers of punk. “Six Pack” is a great anthem of debauchery, drunkeness and mistakes that seemed like great ideas.
GG ALLIN “BITE IT YOU SCUM”
T h e raunchiest, most vile person to ever hold a microphone, GG Allin and his myriad of supporting bands flung feces, blood and punches into crowds with reckless abandon. “Bite It You Scum” and its accompanying live video show a naked Allin belligerently yelling into a microphone, a true punk.
NOFX “LINOLEUM” S k a t ers had their own niches, their own styles, their own music. NOFX’s Punk in Drublic fufills their dreams with a fast-paced double bass kick and power chords that skaters could drop into halfpipes and stair ledges with impunity.
Theadora LeCour Entertainment Editor
“Divergent- Test- Offical [HD]- 2014” The premiere of Divergent has undergone quite the countdown for many of the book’s fans for a while now. With the convergence of the story with film, however, many faithful fans of up-andcoming young actors get the chance to see their favorite players in a new sci-fi film. Young actors like Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley signify a new generation of faces we can be sure to see again in the hollywood circle.
“ #YourMomCares: Jonah Hill, Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez and Alicia Keys’ Moms” This interesting public announcement out of the White House has taken an endearing perspective to the age-old conversation of health care. First Lady, Michelle Obama, teamed up with the mothers of Jonah Hill, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Jennifer Lopez to express why your mom wants you to have health care. Stuffed with funny childhood stories, this video gives the viewer a chance to do what they’ve always wanted— meet their celebrity crush’s mom.
“Introducing Android Wear Development Preview” Android is stepping their game up with a new line of wearable technology. Moving us into the future we all imagined as kids, Android has launched their web advertisements for the new watches and gear that, for some, are long overdue. Weather reports, personal itinteraries and text messages can all be swiped onto the digital face of a watch. Voice commands and web search make the watch seem like it could almost be too much.
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What’s __________ Pharrell Wearing!? Mathew J. VanDenHeuvel Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of dailymail.co.uk
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Pharrell Williams, alternatively known as Pharrell, is a rapper, songwriter, producer and fashion designer. His most recent song “Happy” is currently ranked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. His clothes, however, are making more of a buzz than his music as of late. Even if you didn’t watch the 2014 Grammys, I’m sure you’re well aware of Pharrell’s hat. The oversized brown Vivienne Westwood hat made more headlines than Macklemore taking home Best Rap Album. Ever since the Grammys, “the hat” has spawned a Twitter account with over 22,000 followers and was just auctioned off to Arby’s for $44,100 with all proceeds going to charity. The infamous hat was a head turner, but Pharrell has been rocking not-so-average outfits since 2005 when he started the fashion line Billionaire Boys Club. Pictured is Pharrell attending and making more headlines at the 2014 Oscars where he donned a Lanvin shorts tuxedo, to which all fashion police-style reporters said was “fearless.” Right. When growing up, I never watched any of these award shows all because of the very next day, when the best and worst dressed award winners and the people who got “robbed” would be plastered all over every blog and news website all across the nation. As a guy, I never paid attention to the clothes because I
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was too focused on wanting New Found Glory to win Best Music Video or X-Men to win Best Summer Blockbuster. When I saw Pharrell walk across the screen in the short tux, it finally clicked why my mom and sisters sat around glued to the TV watching the red carpet all those years. My initial reaction was “Pharrell? What the hell is that?” I doubt the multi-platinum selling artist will lose sleep over my opinion of his suit. Moving on, we have the last picture: a red, black and green plaid suit, which he chose to wear on the most important day of his life, his wedding day. My first thought was, “Wow, I wonder what his wife is going to say?” I then Googled the event and it just so turned out that his model wife, Helen Lasichanh, wore a 10-foot green, black, blue and white medieval gown. The couple’s fouryear-old son, Rocket, was the ring bearer and they ended the ceremony with a small, “intimate” concert from Usher and Busta Rhymes. You go, Pharrell.
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Rocky Start for Red Hawks
Baseball goes 2-4 at Snowbird Classic Joe Stanley Kurp Staff Writer
From March 8-14, the Montclair State mens baseball team traveled to Port Charlotte, Fla. to take on various teams in the Snowbird Classic. Each of the games was hard-fought, as the Red Hawks looked to play hard after starting the season 1-2. Originally, Montclair State was going to open the Snowbird Classic against the College of Wooster on March 8. However, the opener was cancelled due to rain. The Red Hawks opened the classic the next day against Heidelberg College and were defeated 8-2,
Anderson Rosa swings for the fences.
John Silvestri winds up before releasing a pitch.
thanks to senior pitcher Dylan Papa allowing six runs and the offense being held
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to only four hits and two runs. The Red Hawks did pick up their first win of the trip on March 10, defeating Marietta College 5-4 on a walk-off single in the ninth inning by senior third baseman Juan Perdemo Jr. after rallying to tie the game in the seventh after trailing by two runs. The Red Hawks then picked up their second and last win of the trip the next day on March 11, defeating Baldwin Wallace 4-2. The highlights included a solo home run by freshman centerfielder Philip Scott in the sixth inning and a complete game, two-hitter with eight strikeouts from sophomore pitcher Michael Macchia. The Red Hawks lost the remaining three games of the trip, as they were de-
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feated 17-7 to Salem State on March 12, 8-0 to Marietta College on March 13 and
3-2 to the College of Wooster on March 14. “Playing in Florida was a great bonding experience and it helped us get ready for the grind of the season,” said freshman outfielder Ryan Long. “We hope to rebound with fight to give us a chance to win every day by battling and having the whole team work to the goal of winning every game.” With the Snowbird Classic over, Montclair State finds themselves in an early hole with a record of 3-6. The Red Hawks return to the area on March 21 with a road contest at the College of Staten Island at 3:30 p.m. followed by a doubleheader at home with Oneonta on March 22 at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
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Juan Perdomo Jr. currently leads MSU with a .389 batting average.
Hendricks Claims Title After Ruthless Bout Andrew Guadagnino Staff Writer
After two missed title shots and one questionable decision, Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks finally felt the weight of UFC gold around his waist. With a wide-ranging attack and impressive fortitude, the Oklahoma native outlasted “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler to claim the vacant welterweight title in the main event of UFC 171 on March 15. All three judges scored it 48-47 for Hendricks. The performance garnered not only the applause of the fans at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, but it earned both “Fight of the Night” bonuses. The first two rounds belonged to Hendricks (16-2, 11-2 UFC) who used a variety of striking combinations to score. Knees and leg kicks appeared as a new facet of his technique arsenal. However, Lawler (22-10, 7-4 UFC) turned the tables on the Team Takedown representative, rocking him with a sharp left hook to the chin. The onslaught continued until the end of the fourth round, where Hendricks received a cut under the right eye, but nonetheless survived.
Poster for UFC Fight Night featuring Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.
Both fighters knew the fight was dead even and that the fifth round was crucial, resulting in “Bigg Rigg” shifting to another gear. He chipped away at the tired Lawler and secured the last round with a late takedown. “Robbie is tough,” said Hendricks. “He’s a stud. I promise you, I’ll be facing him again and when I do, hopefully I can put on
a better performance.” Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley put on an impressive performance against former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, culminating in a second-round TKO due to injury in their co-main bout. From the beginning, Woodley (13-2, 3-1 UFC) seemed to have the upper hand, smashing “The Natu-
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ral Born Killer” with two powerful right hands and scored with strong takedowns. In the second round, a takedown caused Condit (29-8, 6-4 UFC) to grimace. After a referee restart, Woodley unleashed the leg kick that felled the proverbial great oak. “He’s a really tough guy,” Woodley said. “I landed some really hard right
hands and I was trying to break his rhythm.” Subsequently, Woodley asked for a shot at the welterweight title. “We know what’s next: a world title,” he said. “This is what it’s about. I stepped up when nobody else would. I fought the toughest guy in the weight class in my opinion. I went out there and finished him.” Surging lightweight Myles Jury managed to beat the odds and move to 14-0 with a unanimous decision over UFC veteran Diego Sanchez in their lightweight bout. Jury (14-0, 5-0 UFC) wasted no time using his crisp strikes to score a counter throughout their three-round fight. In the second round, he cut Sanchez under the left eye with a left hook, which certainly helped sway the judges in his favor. Throughout the contest, he also implemented a variety of takedowns, demonstrating his abilities as one of the most exciting young fighters in the UFC. “I don’t want to sound cocky, but I just beat him so easily,” Jury said. “He’s a household name and a warrior. I think he’s got the biggest heart in the UFC, and that was the biggest thing I was worried about. He took a pretty good beating, man.”
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MSU Remains Undefeated with 6-0 Start Mike Panepinto Staff Writer
The Montclair State University womens lacrosse team has started the season off on a tear. MSU is currently 6-0 overall. The Red Hawks have outscored their opponents by 10 goals on average during their first six contests. Entering this season, junior attacker and captain Tierney Conlon said her team has both strengths and weaknesses. “We have a really balanced team and are strong on both ends of the field,” said Conlon. “As long as we remain consistent like we have been, we will continue to do well. That’s always our biggest challenge as the season moves along.”
Montclair State began their season on Feb. 27 at home against Drew University. MSU started on a positive note and defeated the Rangers 16-6. Freshman attacker Aviana Paraggio scored four goals for the Red Hawks. Midfielders Kelly Schoneveld, a senior and Jenna Bussiere, a junior, each added three goals for Montclair State. Junior attacker Vanessa Rey and sophomore defender Nicole Francis each chipped in with two goals. Conlon and freshman midfielder Francesca Verrone both notched a goal. Of the 24 draws in the contest, Montclair State won 16 of them. MSU’s next game was in Hoboken where they matched up with the Stevens Institute of Technology on March 1. Conlon led the way in a 12-10 victory with four goals and two assists.
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Avianna Paraggio searches for an open teammate.
Bussiere contributed with three goals. Paraggio and sophomore Kasey Maguire each recorded two goals. Schoneveld scored one goal for the Red Hawks. With the win, Montclair State cut the all-time series deficit against the Ducks to 9-6. On March 5, MSU was back home at Sprague Field to take on Thiel College. The Red Hawks dominated throughout and won the match 16-5. For the second game straight, Conlon netted four goals and handed out five assists. Paraggio and Schoneveld both chipped in with three goals apiece. Bussiere had two goals for Montclair State. Francis, Verrone, sophomore attacker Kara Crampton and freshman midfielder Emily Wong each scored one goal during the game. Fast forward to March 7 when MSU hosted Muhlenberg College. The contest was a shootout, but the Red Hawks prevailed 17-10. Bussiere posted six goals to help propel Montclair State to victory. Conlon scored five goals on five shots and dished out two assists. Schoneveld added four goals to the total. Rey and Maguire both contributed with a score each. MSU traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C. on March 11 for a spring break game against Alfred University at a neutral site.
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Junior midfielder Jenna Bussiere looking to put the ball on goal.
The Red Hawks routed the Saxons 18-3 in a blowout. Conlon, Bussiere, Schoneveld and sophomore attacker Alexa DiPiero had 12 of the team’s 18 goals (three apiece). Ray, Francis, Verrone, sophomore attacker Serena Hitchens and freshman attacker Kylie Allmers all notched one goal each. On March 18, Montclair State traveled to Elizabethtown, Pa. to face off with Elizabethtown College. MSU destroyed the Blue Jays 18-1. Schoneveld, Bussiere and Paraggio each recorded three goals for the Red Hawks. Hitchens and Verrone both netted two goals. Rey, Maguire, Conlon, DiPiero and senior attacker Krissa Henderson all chipped in
with one score apiece. Conlon also contributed with a season and team-high six assists during the game. On Thursday, March 20, Montclair State returns home and goes up against the Farmingdale State College Rams at 7 p.m. This result was not available at press time. On Tuesday, March 25, MSU welcomes the New Paltz Hawks to Sprague Field, with the game slated to start at 7 p.m. So far, according to Captain Conlon, the Red Hawks are meeting the team’s goals. “Our expectations for the season are to remain undefeated, win the NJAC and make it further in the NCAA Tournament than ever before.”
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Who’s Hot This Week Season Stats Goals - 19 Assists - 5 Points - 24
Brett Mangan Attacker — Lacrosse Last week, Mangan helped lead the Red Hawks to two spring break wins by posting 10 goals and two assists.
Who’s Hot This Week
Alex Hill Pitcher — Softball Hill continued to dominate the mound when the Red Hawks traveled down to Florida over spring break, recording six wins and one loss.
Strikeouts - 81 ERA - .43 Walks - 7
Game of the Week
Womens Lacrosse vs. Farmingdale State March 20, 7 p.m.
The Red Hawks will look to expand their record to 7-0 when they host Farmingdale State. For updates, check out: w w w. m o n t c l a i r a t h l e t i c s. c o m and follow @TheMontclarion on Twitter and Instagram
Red Hawk Round Up Nick Verhagen Sports Editor
Very little can be said about the softball team that hasn’t been said already. Off to yet another amazing start, the Red Hawks recently returned from Florida where they went 7-1 at the Rebel Spring Games, where Alex Hill recorded an outstanding 81 strikeouts in seven games.
Unlike the softball team, the baseball team’s visit down south did not end as nicely. The Red Hawks went 2-4 during their trip and now look to improve and learn from their mistakes. Their next game is Friday, March 24 at the College of Staten Island.
Womens Lacrosse The womens lacrosse team has been on fire this season. Currently 6-0, the Red Hawks have completely outplayed their opponents, scoring 93 goals while allowing only 32. Don’t be surprised if they keep the streak going for quite some time.
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Red Hawks Fall in Elite Eight Mike Panepinto Staff Writer
A fantastic season has come to an end for the Montclair State womens basketball team. Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham defeated MSU 73-53 on March 15 to put an end to their campaign. The Red Hawks won three NCAA Division III Womens Basketball Championship games in this year’s tournament and became the first team in program history to reach the Elite Eight. Montclair State began their NCAA Tournament schedule against Regis College on March 7 at the Panzer Athletic Center. MSU had defeated Regis the previous year in a firstround tournament game 87-47, the only difference being that the game took place at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Penn. The Red Hawks dominated the game throughout and defeated the Pride 78-51. Junior forward Melissa Tobie led the scoring attack for Montclair State with 16 points. Freshman guard Zoe Curtis added 13 points for MSU. Junior
guard Janitza Aquino and freshman forward Sage Bennett each chipped in with 10 points. The Red Hawks outscored Regis’ bench by a count of 32-7. Montclair State also had 10 more assists than the Pride (17-7). MSU made 69 percent (9-13) of their three-point attempts in the first half. By halftime, the Red Hawks led the game 49-19. The following day, Montclair State faced off against the Cabrini College Cavaliers at home in the second round of the tournament. The contest was a fierce battle, but MSU achieved a 78-73 victory in overtime. The Red Hawks trailed the Cavaliers by 13 at the end of the first half. Tobie took control of the game, posting 30 points and nine rebounds. Aquino came through big again, netting 20 points for herself. Freshman guard Rachel Krauss contributed with 10 points. Senior guard Nicosia Henry played her final game at Panzer and had a solid game with six points and 10 rebounds. With two NCAA Tournament wins under their belt, Montclair Sate advanced to the Sectional Tournament. MSU was
matched up against the University of Scranton Royals for the second time this season. The last time they met, in November, the Red Hawks defeated Scranton 86-75 at the Gwynedd-Mercy Tip-Off Tournament. Montclair State and Scranton met at FDU-Florham in Madison on March 14 for the third round of the tournament. MSU won the nail-biting contest 82-77. With this victory, the Red Hawks were winners of 14 straight games. Tobie recorded her first double-double of the NCAA Tournament with 27 points and 13 rebounds. Krauss came through clutch with 14 points. Aquino added 12 points in the victory for Montclair State. MSU turned 23 Royals turnovers into 32 points. The Red Hawks had 10 more steals than Scranton (16-6). Montclair State’s largest lead of the game was 18 points, and it came with 17:11 left in the second half. On March 15, MSU went up against home team FDU-Florham with the winner heading to the Final Four in Wisconsin. The FDU-Devils were 30-0 entering this game with the Red Hawks. There was
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Nicosia Henry fights away a Fairleigh Dickinson defender.
some added anticipation for this matchup, as former Montclair State guard Shalette Brown transferred to FDU-Florham after her freshman year. MSU took a 30-24 lead into the second half but ultimately lost 73-53. Aquino paced the Red Hawks with 11 points. Tobie posted her second straight double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. The Red Hawks shot 38 percent (1950) from the field. After the past two seasons, Montclair State’s record is 57-4 overall and 33-1 in the NJAC
(New Jersey Athletic Conference). On March 16, D3.Hoops.com gave out the Atlantic Region awards and named their 2014 Atlantic All-Region Team. Melissa Tobie was selected as Atlantic Region Player of the Year while head coach Karin Harvey was chosen as Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. For the second straight year, Tobie was selected to the First Team while Nicosia Henry was named to the Second Team for the first time in her career.
Softball Dominates in Florida Rob Rowan Assistant Sports Editor
Over spring break, the Montclair State softball team traveled down to Florida to participate in the Rebel Springs Games down in Kissimmee, Fla. Montclair racked up an impressive 7-1 record including four shutouts accredited to pitchers Alison Cullen and Alex Hill, who recorded her 1,000th career strikeout as a Red Hawk over the course of the series. The Rebel Spring Games started for the Red Hawks on March 10 with a win over both Illinois Wesleyan and Mitchell College,
respectively. Both wins came with Red Hawks not allowing their opponents score a single run. The following day, Montclair again did not let up a single run as they ran over Muskingum University and SUNY Cortland, with Hill recording both wins and only allowing four singles in both games for her third shutout of the series. Montclair State was supposed to face Beloit and Greensboro Colleges on March 12, but both of those games were postponed due to weather. Hill recorded yet another shutout the next day, pitching nine innings in a 3-0 MSU win over Washington College. Though the next game did not favor the Red
Hawks, Hill recorded her 1,000th strikeout for Montclair State making her the 15th player in NCAA Division III softball history to reach that milestone. The Red Hawks rounded out the tournament on Friday with another pair of wins, defeating Thomas Moore and Hiram Colleges. “I think we played very well in Florida,” said Hill.“There are things we are looking to improve, and we will continue to work hard as we go through the season and into NJAC games. I’m really proud and excited to reach 1,000 career strikeouts. As a freshman, it was not even a thought in my mind, and now I’m happy to be included in that list of pitchers that have reached
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Alex Hill currently has 81 strikeouts after only seven starts.
that goal.” The Lady Red Hawks open their regular season March 20 as they travel to DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. to take on the
Bulldogs. They will then return to Montclair State for their home opener on Saturday, March 22 against the Centenary Cyclones.
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