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Spring Bash Sells Out Professors Lose Some students left empty-handed

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Students eagerly purchase tickets for Spring Bash after waiting on line for hours. Nicole Simonetti Assistant News Editor

Hundreds of students lined up in the commuter lounge yesterday morning in hopes to buy

tickets for this year’s Spring Bash which will take place on April 28. Some students left in excitement while others who were not able to get tickets left angry.

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A professor was arrested after physically assaulting another professor on the evening of March 28 before a lecture given by guest speaker Bill Ayers, according to campus police. Dr. George Zilbergeld, an associate political science and law professor, has been charged with simple assault against Dr. Rebecca Goldstein, an associate curriculum and teaching professor. Their debate became physical when Goldstein grabbed the brim of Zilbergeld’s “U.S. Army Veterans” baseball cap. He reacted immediately by smacking her over the head with his opened hand. Campus police, who were already on the scene managing crowd control for the event, responded immediately. Zilbergeld is scheduled to appear in Little Falls Municipal Court on April 19. President Susan Cole issued the following the statement: “The University has no com-

ment on the particular incident as it is a pending personnel matter. As a general policy, the University supports free and open discourse on all issues, but it does so within the context of professional standards for employees and expectations for respectful and civil behavior by all members of the community. For example, shouting people down or verbally or physically assaulting others does not constitute reasoned debate, does not conform to professional standards, and is not acceptable behavior within the University environment." Ayers was invited to speak at the University by the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), who were also in attendance and witnessed the event. According to SDS, 175-200 people inside University Hall witnessed the altercation between the faculty members. Students, staff, the Tea Party and citizens from surrounding areas made up the crowd. It was described as a normal conversation that escalated into shoutBill Ayers Continued on Page 3

Global Education Reaches New Horizons

The Montclarion | Mark Banas

Eliza Fayer staff writer

Have you ever woken up, gone through your phone, and found that you sent a text while you were sleeping? Well, if you have you are not alone. Sleep texting is a growing phenomenon in today’s day in age. Montclair State freshman

Michelle Jenkelowitz is alltoo familiar with this strange habit. “I find myself doing it more often at school than when I’m home for break,” Jenkelowitz said. “I think it is because I’m more in and out of sleep here because it’s not always quiet. Half the time [the texts] don’t even make sense.” Urban Dictionary dubs it

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U.S. students show excitement as they travel abroad to Africa. Jeremy Grossman Staff writer

President Susan Cole’s recent trip to Russia, Israel and Jordan has inspired a number of developments in Montclair’s Global Education program. The trip, which took place during the month of March, was initiated for several different reasons. Dr. Cole was

invited to Russia to be a part of the Presidents’ Delegation to Russia, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, in an attempt to promote higher education and to enhance and expand relationships between the United States and Russia. Accompanied by Montclair’s Executive Director of the Global Education Cen-

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ter Marina Cunningham, Dr. Cole attended a conference with the presidents of many leading Russian universities in addition to visiting the universities themselves. Some topics discussed at the conference included Montclair State’s interest in study abroad and student exchange programs as well as faculty exchanges. Abroad Continued on Page 4

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ing. From then on, the attention of the crowd shifted towards the professors. After Zilbergeld struck Goldstein, she allegedly began to shout, “I want him arrested for assault now” as she covered her mouth. Bob Whitney, an English professor who has been a member of SDS since the 1960s, said that he heard a crack as he stood by both professors at the time of the altercation. Goldstein claimed to those around that her tooth had been chipped from the blow. Zilbergeld immediately walked out of University Hall and did not return to the event. Goldstein, who appeared angry and upset, sat on a bench in the building calming down before entering room 1070 to listen to Ayers’ speech, according to the SDS. It is not known if the EMTs were called to check on her condition. The members of SDS who were present that evening stated that Goldstein used some force when she grabbed the baseball

cap. Yet despite the incident, students are still pleased with the content of Ayers’ speech. “It sounded interesting and my friends wanted to go,” said Harrison Strevens, a freshman. “I really liked Bill Ayers’ ideas. He knows teachers should be looking at their students as people, and not numbers. I hated how the Tea Party members seemed to just wait to say something witty without giving him much of a chance." “When [Zilbergeld] hit [Goldstein] in the face, I realized it wasn’t going to be a typical lecture," said Strevens. “Montclair should definitely have more controversial lectures; it makes you wonder why people are so one-sided about things. I learned a lot, like how there is a $10 million budget for the military, yet schools are forced to make cuts. It was very eye-opening.” The event was already heavily policed and the SDS could not say if more police

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Rob Meyer, Joey Todd, Mike Rombola, Kiryl Bychkouski, Katie Wyckoff, Jack Welsh, Kevin Osman, Bill Ayers, Nick Mimikos, Lisa Grab, Kofi Biney, Bob Whitney, Jordan Fullam, Alex Nanfara, Ray Fullam, Jamie Fullam, Kim Grab and Jennifer Grab pose with their guest speaker for the night.

arrived after the altercation. After the incident, Goldstein spoke to people who approached her about what they witnessed, according to the SDS. Since then, she has reached out to the organization and expressed interest in helping them with future events. The crowd was riled up after the incident but the attention shifted back to the speech quickly, according to the SDS, while some continued to talk about the event. One SDS member said a person in front of him said that “she should get hit again” after Goldstein had spoken at the event. Ayers never mentioned the fight during his speech and was described as calm and cool-headed by students and professors. The administration and Student Government Association wanted the SDS to pay for extra security, but they refused, stating that it violated the Bill of Rights and replied with an e-mail stating that response. People were in shock about the altercation and have expressed a mixed reaction. “I believe that since the guy didn’t know what he was doing, it was just a reaction,” senior Pedro Neria said. “Overall, both professors were on campus and they should have shown professionalism. They should know better, they are professors.” “Sounds like something small got blown pretty out of proportion,” said Anthony Vitale, a freshman. “The first reaction I had was if this professor had an issue with the other guy, I thought it was kind of extreme for her to go reach for his hat, whether that was her intention or not. It was kind of invading his personal space, but I can also understand the reaction by the other professor was a little extreme as well." “I feel that it’s a little unfair and unjust that he’s being charged with assault. I hope, with the pending investigation, that some details and facts come out and I hope for the best. I just feel like it’s a little bit of an unprofessional situation,” Vitale said. One SDS member described Goldstein as a “generally nice person who wants to

improve education and was very knowledgeable on her subject.” It was obvious that Goldstein was proAyers and Zilbergeld, a Vietnam veteran, did not want him at MSU, according to SDS members. Ayers is considered a radical for his role as a member of The Weathermen organization during the 1960s. He has openly admitted that he was responsible for blowing up police stations in the 1960s and 70s as a way to protest the conflict in Vietnam. The SDS stated that he would call police stations before the explosion and tell them to evacuate before the building. He claims that police always followed his directives and that there were never any deaths. He was later arrested for these charges by the FBI but was released after it was discovered that his rights were broken when originally arrested. Goldstein spoke during the questionand-answer part of the speech, receiving a standing ovation from some people in attendance following her comments on education. According to Whitney, Zilbergeld has been a member of the staff for at least 20 years and Goldstein has been a part of the faculty for over five years. Whitney has been on the MSU staff for 18 years and cannot recall a previous physical altercation between professors. “I’ve never seen him [Zilbergeld] threaten or use physical violence,” said Whitney. “I was shocked about the altercation. He seems very persistent [and] verbally attacks speakers he doesn’t agree with.” “We kind of wanted controversy,” said Lisa Grab, president of SDS. “We believe controversy isn’t something that should be avoided because there should be discussions around issues that people have conflicts with … But by controversy, I mean civil controversy.” As of press time, both professors’ names are still listed on WESS for classes next semester. The Montclarion reached out to Lt. Kieran Barrett of campus police and Judith Hain from human resources, but they did not respond to questions. Both professors declined to issue a statement.



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“Russia provides tremendous opportunities for students in music, sciences, business, Russian language and culture,” Cunningham said. A few days after returning from Russia, Dr. Cole made her way to Israel and Jordan accompanied by Cunningham as well as Dean Geoffrey Newman from the College of the Arts, Dean Ada Beth Cutler from the College of Education and Human Services and Arabic instructor Mazooz Sewail. The purpose of this trip was to strengthen partnerships, as well as establish new ones, in a politically vital region of the world. “A partnership with the University of Jordan will allow us to add more collaborative programs,” Cunningham said. “The University of Jordan has an extraordinarily beautiful and modern campus located in an ancient city with a rich history and deep culture. Student mobility to Jordan will provide our students opportunities to study Arabic language, history and culture in the Middle East.” Cunningham also spoke of schools in Israel: The Kibbutzim College in Tel Aviv offers an array of subjects involving Israeli culture, education, technology, Hebrew and the arts. The University of Haifa, located in the Mediterranean, is a potential partner for study abroad programs. The Jerusalem Academy of Music will join Montclair’s list of prestigious conservatory partners around the world. “Globalization is an important aspect of Montclair State University,” Cunningham said. “Its intent is to provide our students with global knowledge and prepare them for future careers, many of which require knowledge of other countries and understanding of other cultures.” The decision to create partnerships in Russia, Israel and Jordan was also due to the fact that Montclair considers Russian, Arabic and Hebrew to be critical languages. Students who wish to seriously pursue the languages will be eligible for Federal scholarships that place students in higher

competitive positions for careers. When asked about safety, Cunningham assured that there are clear and well-defined plans for emergency situations (as was recently needed by two students studying at the American University in Cairo) as well as safe living conditions and accessible health resources. No program will be sanctioned in a country that is currently under State Department travel warnings for American citizens. Perhaps the most exciting part of the Global Education advancements will be the technology offered to students and faculty. “In recent years, universities all around the world have acquired access to technology which will enable [us] to offer courses on-line and technologically-based classroom teaching. Teachers in two or three countries can teach classes simultaneously in real time and [allow] students to virtually meet and study with each other,” Cunningham said. Despite an interest, the virtual classroom is still only being discussed. “Individual professors have already done e-teaching in the Business School in the department of modern languages. We have done it for faculty training in other countries. I cannot tell you exactly when we will start this in a big way, but hopefully it will happen soon, within the next year or so.” Cunningham explained that the virtual classroom could take several forms, including via software such as Blackboard and Skype. “A computer is going to be sufficient to attend a virtual class. Dr. Cole stressed the importance of virtual learning as a way to increase internationalization and make it available to all students,” Cunningham said. When asked about the new virtual technology being incorporated, junior and family and child studies major Tracy Barone said that it sounds exciting, but not something she’s sure

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ing you [but] just Skyping. But I can understand why it might be a good option for students who can’t physically go to the countries. I’m interested to see how it turns out.” First-year M.A.T. graduate student Sarah Glassman studied abroad in France as an undergraduate and spoke very highly of global education. “[Going to France] was a really great learning opportunity. Being there, you learn a lot of independence as well as culture,” said Glassman. Glassman added that in order for students to get the best possible education, they should physically visit the country, but she would definitely be excited to try out the virtual classrooms. “You can still learn a lot about culture virtually,” Glassman said. “If you can’t physically get that experience, then this is a good option.” For more information on Global Education, students can contact the Global Education Center at 973-6554499.

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“slexting” or, “when one is asleep and receives a text message and replies without being fully awake. The next morning one will not remember sleep texting nor have any idea what the text said.” Sophomore Megan Chester has experienced her share of slexting as well. “I don’t know I sent the text until I’m awake and look at my phone,” Chester said, “and a lot of the times I think I sent a text, but I was dreaming.” More and more people are reporting instances of sleep texting, although scientists disagree whether or not the person is actually asleep or awake, but for too short of a time to remember they sent the message. “The sleep texter may have actually been awake, but had not formed new memories for the event,” said Scott Fromherz of the Westside Sleep Center in Oregon when quoted in an article for the Columbia News Service. “There is a built-in amnesia of sleep that occurs when the brain is briefly awakened for less than three minutes.” A person could therefore wake up in the middle of the night, text someone, fall back asleep and have no actual memory of having ever done it. Nonetheless, texting someone in your sleep requires numerous steps; take, for example, the LG EnV Touch phone. In order to respond to a text on the EnV Touch in the middle of your sleep you would have to first touch “View Now,” then hit the “Reply Now” button at the bottom of the screen, type out the text, press “Done” and finally push “Send.” Rather than a one-button response, it is hard to believe that a person could consciously or subconsciously go through all of these steps and not remember it. The Columbia News Service wrote that Dr. Ron Kramer, a spokesman for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, believes that sleep-texting is “perfectly possible,” saying, “texting for some of the younger genera-

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tion is probably as ingrained as driving for some people.” Yvonne Villarreal of The Chicago Tribune wrote, “…Sleep experts and experts on technology…see the phenomenon as a natural extension of the younger generation’s reliance on text messages for communication.” In her own experience, sophomore Melissa Antolovich said, “I have checked my texts in my sleep and in the morning I don’t have a new message [notification] so I don’t realize I have a new message. I don’t remember checking until I get a new message and realized I never read [the old one].” Larry Rosen, who wrote “Me, Myspace, and I: Parenting the Net Generation” in 2007, claims that “because so many young ‘uns are ‘strapped’ to their mobile phones some may naturally perform daytime phone actions, such as texting, at night.” Even Facebook has groups relating to the growing phenomenon. A group named “Sleep Texting” has approximately 16,000 people that “like” it, with one of these people saying, “I find nothing good comes from texts except my humiliation.”

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Student Struck at CarParc Diem Ratanjot Rekhi News Editor

A male student crossing at the crosswalk outside CarParc Diem was struck by the driver of a burgundy SUV yesterday. The student was taken to the hospital via ambulance, according to authorities. “The driver struck him on his left side causing him to fall to the ground and hit his chin,” said Lt. Barrett of University Police. “We do not often see pedestrians struck by vehicles, however we do recognize that traffic and pedestrian safety is a concern to the community as well as the police,” Barrett said. After the accident occurred, the 19-year-old student was immediately treated by EMS and escorted to the University Health Center. The incident was then reported to University Police. “It was at this point that police were notified of the initial incident,”

Barrett said. “We are conducting an investigation at this stage.” “It is recommended that when you are injured anywhere on campus you contact University Police for an emergency medical response,” Barrett said. “Moving someone that is injured can, many times, aggravate certain injuries.” The struck pedestrian was released from the hospital following observation and treatment. University Police have been developing a program to ensure pedestrian safety. Officers have been trained by the state in order to handle situations like this, according to Lt. Barrett. They have also issued many summonses for failure to stop at a crosswalk. As of press time, the investigation was still pending and details on the incident cannot be released. University Police urges students to contact them at (973) 655-5222 when emergencies occur.

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The accident occurred outside of MSU’s newest parking deck, CarParc Diem.

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everyone’s ticket sale experience better next year if you choose to come. We do work very hard to get this event together for the students at MSU and hope to continue to improve each time.” Rosemary Garcia and Melissa Flores were among students unable to secure tickets. “People shouldn't be able to get tickets for others because we’re sitting here waiting,” Garcia said. “It’s not fair. If you really wanted to go, you’d get up and come here.” Penn anticipated that they would sell out of all 400 tickets. As a result, the SGA set up a waiting list. Students were no longer added to the list after 11 a.m. Junior Tom Lanser was determined to receive a ticket, he said. “There’s no way I won’t. I’ve been waiting here for over three hours.” Lanser believes the sales event was unorganized and that a lottery or having more people selling tickets could make it better. The SGA is potentially looking for

another venue to host the Spring Bash that would fit more students. While this is in the works, students will wait to receive an e-mail from the SGA about what is going to happen next. “[The Spring Bash] has been going on for 25 years now,” said Penn. “It is a tradition that MSU wants to continue, so that is why SGA is taking all the precautions needed.” Students that are planning on driving to the event, rather than taking a bus, must fill out a waiver and get it approved by the SGA. Additionally, police will be posted at the entrance of the venue checking IDs to verify the ages of students. Students of legal drinking age will receive a wristband so that bartenders know who can and cannot drink. As always, the Spring Bash is being held at secret location on April 28 from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. There will be DJ G-Kidd and TurnTablest Ted providing music for attendees throughout the night.

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The line for tickets for Spring Bash extended well beyond the University Bookstore. been going to Spring Bash since their sophomore year. Montclair State University’s annual Spring Bash is a fun-filled event dedicated to students. It gives them a chance to look their best, dance with friends and enjoy good food and drink at an open bar, as long as they are of age. Not only does the event provide memories for students, it also provides a sober ride. Attendees will be bused to and from the event at designated times. “I think [open bar] is great for people who are over 21,” said Julie Penn, director of the SGA Programming Board. Senior Dwight Palmer said, “It’s a good idea that MSU offers an event like this where people are allowed to drink and don’t have to worry about rides.” Palmer has been to both the Winter Ball and Spring Bash before. While some students left yesterday’s sales event with tickets in hand, some students left empty-handed and with a bad attitude. After not receiving tickets, students

proceeded to yell and curse at SGA members. One student was almost arrested for shouting profanities directed towards the organization. “I think it’s ridiculous that I didn’t get a ticket. I’ve been here since 7 a.m.,” said junior Garth Anwres. MSUPD Sgt. Barbara Giuliano believes that although some students left unsatisfied, the event went smoothly. “It’s typical for students to get angry when they’ve been waiting in line for hours,” she said. Students expressed their feelings on the Facebook event invitation for the ticket sales. Comments included, “I’m not happy that so many people are CUTTING THE LINE!! SGA should have been here to check it out,” and, “Never again will I wait for 5 hours in line just to get to the front to have them run out of tickets, meanwhile people were cutting and no one did anything!” SGA commented back reassuring students that “unfortunately we have been unable to control cutting the line […] However, we will try even harder to make

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Ladies: What’s Your Body Shape? W. Wyatt Slaughter Staff Writer

Have you ever seen someone wearing an outfit that looks perfect on them and then wished you could wear the same look but know it wouldn’t fit you right? It’s because you’re a different body shape. I’ve done some research and it turns out that there are eight different body shapes for ladies.

Pear Body: The hips are larger than your bust and you have a defined waist. You have an elegant neck and proportionately slim arms and shoulders. Your waist is your best asset, so don’t be afraid to show it off. The key to dressing a pear body type is to enhance and add volume to your upper body while emphasizing your waist and deemphasizing your lower body to create a balanced, hourglass appearance.

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Sraight Body

Hourglass Body: Lucky you — most women desire this shape. Your bust and hips are well-balanced and you have a beautifully defined waist. You have gently rounded shoulders that align nicely with your hips. Your waist is obvious and gracefully curves out to your hips. From top to bottom, you are a picture of harmony and balance. The key to dressing an hourglass body is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while accentuating your waist. Wide belts over shirts and dresses are a great way to show off your waist. Always try to maintainposture since it is your best asset.

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Straight Body: This is the most common body type with over 45 percent of commonality. This means that your hips and bust are balanced and your waist is not very defined. You probably have a bottom that is more flat than round. Your lower legs are always shapely and one of your best assets. The key to dressing a straight body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while enhancing your waist.

Spoon Body: Your hips are larger than your bust and you have a defined to somewhat defined waist with your hips having a sharper appearance. The key to dressing a Spoon body type is to draw attention to your upper body while deemphasizing your tummy and hips. Your legs are your best asset, so feel free to play with skirt lengths and show them off!

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Top Hourglass Body: You have a beautifully defined waist and bust that is larger than your hips. You have gently rounded shoulders that align nicely with your hips. Your waist is obvious and gracefully curves out to your hips. Your upper body is proportionate in length to your legs, which are shapely. The key to dressing a top hourglass body type is to balance your lower body with your ample bust while accentuating your enviable waist. This is achieved by selecting clothing cuts that will fill out your lower half. You have beautiful legs so feel free to play with skirt lengths. Inverted Triangle Body: You have broader shoulders, and ample bust and a wide back. Your hips are slim and your bottom may have a tendency to-

wards the flat side. Your waist is subtle with beautiful, shapely legs that are your best asset. The key to dressing an inverted triangle body is to balance your broader shoulders, chest and back with your narrower lower body to create a more hourglass shape. This is achieved by choosing clothes that add curves to your hips and bottom while creating a more defined waist. Oval Body: You have a large bust, narrow hips, and a full midsection. Your waist is undefined and the widest part of your frame. Your bottom is somewhat flat and your legs are slender. Your shapely legs are your best asset. The key to dressing an oval body type is to deemphasize your midsection and create a more defined waist. You should wear clothing that adds curves and fullness to your lower body and shirts that taper to the waist. Diamond Body: Your hips are broader than your bust and shoulders and you have a full midsection. Your waist is undefined and the widest part of your frame. Your lower legs are shapely and one of your most attractive features. The key to dressing a diamond body type is to balance your shoulders and bust with your hips while creating a waist. This is achieved by choosing clothing that adds curves and fullness to your upper body with appropriate clothing cuts while choosing pants and skirts that will lengthen your lower body.

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In most cases, guys are not very complicated. They like to eat a lot, drink beer, watch sports and watch action movies. However, trying to figure out if a guy wants a relationship is a whole different story. The stereotypical belief is that guys care about sex first, and emotions and feelings for others are second. However, this is not true of all guys. There are men out there who truly care about girls, first and foremost. But how do you figure out if your guy is one that will be a good partner? Well, the best guys are the ones who won’t try to get in your pants at the first opportunity. So the first thing to watch out for is how much a guy uses physical contact to attract a girl. Physical contact can mean anything as subtle as placing a hand on a girl’s arm, or as much as dancing on top of each other. Physical contact is a tactic that every guy uses to attract a girl, how-

ever, the key is to how they use it. A good sign is when a guy will just caress your arm or hold hands with you upon a first meeting. The type of physical contact initiated by the guy tells a lot about the type of person he is. Another telling thing is his lifestyle. At most clubs, you’ll have those guys who don’t have a high paying job or are slackers in life. Then you have the guys who have a vision for their future and have career and life goals. You have a higher possibility of landing a relationship with a guy if he has a set plan for his future. Now, there are exceptions to this. There are some guys who have their life together but are jerks and like to play girls. However, you will have a higher probability of landing a long-term prospect if he has his life together. This leads us to the final key to finding a guy, which is communication. Make sure to take the time to spend time with a guy and talk to him before making a move towards the bed. The biggest mistake a girl can make is moving too fast and then watching him leave the night after they had slept together. Take the time to get to know him before you make any drastic moves. Girls need to settle down when meeting a guy and think about whether a guy is long-term material before making a move. Some guys are dirt bags and animals; others can be the best thing that have ever happened to you. It’s just a matter of playing the field.

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While some people are satisfied with having casual hookups during college, others yearn for something more. So, how can you tell if he’s in it for the long haul? Well, I would say the first step would be to take a step back. Girls are known to jump to conclusions, which lead to a false sense of hope and tears of disappointment. If a hookup is followed by a text the next night, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he wants to “get to know you better” (in the sense that he wants to sleep with you). While a girl may translate a man’s desire to see her again as his initiative to show interest, he may just be interested in sex. However, some guys want romance and through their actions, a girl can tell when he wants something more. Unfortunately, the truth hurts. If a guy hooks up with you at a party it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s into you. Guys take what they can get. If you’re throwing yourself at a guy wearing a

revealing top and hitched up skirt, he will find you hard to resist, especially if he’s a few drinks deep. But aside from physical attraction, he doesn’t know anything about you. So he could either follow up with a private invitation to his bedroom, publicly to dinner or no invitation at all. There is no question that if a guy is interested in you, he’ll let you know. Although a follow-up call or text could mean he’s interested, there’s a big difference in a guy asking you over to “watch a movie,” and a guy asking you out to dinner. Movies don’t leave much room for interaction. When a guy asks a girl to dinner it not only means he is willing to go into his wallet to impress her, it also means he wishes to engage in conversation. Just as girls have a hard time determining the meaning behind a hookup, guys do as well. By inviting you to dinner, he’s willing to put himself out there with the chance that you may turn him down. If you’re a few dates in and you’re still wondering what his intentions are, you can put the following into consideration: Have you met his friends? What title were you given when introduced to his friends? Does he text/call you on a regular basis? (Or just between the hours of 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.?) If the answers to these questions are no, then he is most likely a booty call rather than a potential boyfriend.

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MSU Goes Barefoot for TOMS is 100 percent preventable with basic hygiene and shoes. Anyone can participate in the event Could you go a day without shoes? by engaging in activities without shoes, While people may look at you strangely whether it is not wearing shoes for the for not wearing shoes in America, most entire day or just an hour. children in developing countries grow Students at MSU held events to up barefoot. In order to promote awarepromote awareness about the event. ness, April 5 is dedicated worldwide as Students Caitlin Berkefield, a senior the day without shoes. biology major, and Chris Ferreira, a Junior Amy Giampoala, an art edusophomore communications major, cation major, said she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wear shoes went the entire day without wearing because she â&#x20AC;&#x153;thought it was for a good shoes. cause.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an easy way to take action One Day Without Shoes is hosted by through awareness,â&#x20AC;? Berkefield said. TOMS shoes in order to educate awareIn Sinatra Hall, flyers were displayed ness about the struggles of developing on the walls in support of the cause. countries. The purpose of the event From March 7-9, the Fashion Club is to display the impact that a pair of sold TOMS shoes for $44 in the Stushoes can bring to dent Center. With a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. every pair of TOMS According to purchased, one pair the TOMS website, was donated to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children must child in need. walk barefoot for On March 29, a miles to school, special event was clean water, and also held to promedical help.â&#x20AC;? mote awareness Many children and TOMS prizes canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attend school were raffled off. without wearLast year, over ing shoes, which 1,600 events were makes them miss held worldwide and out on an educaover 250,000 people tion and the opwent without shoes portunity to reach for a day. their full potential. American travPeople develop eler Blake Mycoskinfections from cuts ie created TOMS and sores due to when he learned walking barefoot. that children in The TOMS website Argentina were in says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Ethiopia, need of shoes. He approximately one started TOMS and million people are returned to Argensuffering from a tina later that year debilitating diswith over 10,000 ease called podo- Caitlin Berkefield shows support for TOMS. pairs of shoes. coniosis,â&#x20AC;? which Courtesy of Joe Lisnow Eliza Fayer Staff Writer



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Haircuts for Japan The Beauty Box Raises Over $900 The Right Foundation Melissa Dressing Staff Writer

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Out of all of the marvelous makeup pigments, stunning shades, decadent creams and glosses galore, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always secretly dreaded hunting for a new foundation or powder. Usually, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find any excuse to scour Sephoraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overflowing shelves of my favorite brands, but the numerous colors, tones and shades of foundation can be so overwhelming. Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a girl to start? This week, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided to ask for some expert advice from Karinna Cabangon, a senior at MSU who takes Bobbi Brown Makeup Classes, is a Beauty Advisor at EstĂŠe Lauder and an overall beauty fanatic on how to pick the right foundation.

Q: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best way to decide on a color if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re stuck between a few? Cabangon: When finding the right foundation color, I recommend testing three different colors on your lower jaw line that are in the range of your skin and under tones. The right one will blend in with the skin and not be noticeable.

Q: What are the facts we should know when looking for the right powder or foundation? Cabangon: You have to know a few things including your skin tone, your undertone (the overall visible tone when the skin is bare), what kind of coverage you desire and what kind of finish youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for. Q: What are the types of skin tones and undertones? Cabangon: Your skin tone can be categorized from light to fair, medium, medium deep, deep or very deep. The three undertones are cool, warm and neutral. A cool undertone is found in skin that has a rosy pink cast (usually those with light to fair skin). A warm undertone is found in skin with a golden or olive cast (usually include those medium to deep skin). Neutral

Q: After youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve found the right foundation, what steps should you take prior to applying it? Cabangon: I always recommend to my clients to cleanse and moisturize the skin before applying any makeup. Cleansing helps remove dirt and oil under the pores and any dead skin cells on the surface. Then, follow up with a moisturizer to hydrate and smooth your face. Q: How can we get a flawless finish rather than a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cakeyâ&#x20AC;? finish? Cabangon: To avoid any caking, limit the amount of foundation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a little goes a long way! Only apply enough to cover desired areas on the face. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overdo it. After applying foundation, set it with a loose powder. This will get rid of any shine and greasy feel â&#x20AC;&#x201D; providing that flawless finish. Cabangon recommends EstĂŠe Lauderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation and EstĂŠe Lauderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lucidity Translucent Looser Powder for flawless coverage that lasts the whole day. E-mail msubeauty@gmail. com for any beauty questions or advice youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re desperately seeking!

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board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a lot of space,â&#x20AC;? said Montanez. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We could easily fit in the Red Hawk Mart, or only [use] half of it.â&#x20AC;? He also said that, if allowed, he would try to arrange a hair coloring station as well. Haircuts ranged from $10 to $17, depending on length of hair. The salon offers â&#x20AC;&#x153;quality cuts for affordable rates,â&#x20AC;? said Montanez. The staff he brought with him were a tight-knit group of his best hair dressers: Susan Donohue, Diane Iwan and Noura Halabi. Montanez said that he has been working with Donohue, whose son attends MSU, for more than 30 years. He started out as a shampoo boy in her salon, The Cutting Room, and then opened his own business in Montclair.

MSU held a haircut fundraiser in Rockyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mart for the Japanese earthquake victims on Monday, April 4. The stylists at Edgar Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Salon in Caldwell lent their services to students and faculty for the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We participated in Haircuts for Haiti, and we wanted to contribute our time again for Japan,â&#x20AC;? said Edgar Anthony Montanez, owner of Edgar Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Salon. Montanez was more than happy to help out a charity for a second time. He said that he would be willing to cut hair on campus at least â&#x20AC;&#x153;once a month for different charities.â&#x20AC;? It seems as though MSU likes the presence of a professional salon on campus, too. The reception that Edgar Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had from the Haiti fundraiser was welcome, as was the event they held on Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students are receptive,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They seem to like us.â&#x20AC;? This year, MSU raised $942 for Japan, compared to the $800 they raised last year for Haiti. The salon has become more popular with students. After last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraiser, Montanez said that he had more Upper Montclair clientele. He hopes that his salon could be a permanent presence at MSU in the future, but still needs to work out the business proposal to the school Edgar Anthony styles a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hair.

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n October, The Montclarion staff attended a three-day journalism conference in Kentucky. At this conference, student journalists from across the United States had the opportunity to mingle and share ideas. Yet, this intellectual opportunity was wasted by the insistent questions that plagued our ears. “So, is Jersey exactly like ‘Jersey Shore’?” or “Do you guys like ‘Jersey Shore’?” The student always followed this with a hearty chuckle at our expense. This widespread television plague trailed across the United States with lightning speed. Frankly, it makes us sick. Yet, the day has arrived when an imbecile addicted to hair spray and fake tanning is paid more than a Nobel Prize laureate to speak at a university. Rutgers paid Snooki from “Jersey Shore” $32,000 to speak at their university. Thank you Rutgers, now she can throw the students’ money away when she purchases more clown cosmetics and Jager bombs. The $32,000 was funded by the student government who receive their money from student fees. These fees are included in student tuition. One would think that a university would try to promote intelligent thought, not Snooki’s aesthetic disillusion. Snooki was on Rutgers’ campus for two hours in which she was subject to a question-and-answer session. When asked about her biggest inspiration she answered, “being tan.” The mere fact that Snooki was paid such a copious amount of money to perpetuate stupidity is what really gets us angry. We might understand if she was a celebrity or a figure of importance, but she is at the lowest rung of the ladder. She is a reality show person-

ality. The commencement speaker at Rutgers, Toni Morrison, will be paid $2,000 less then Jersey Barbie. Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and professor. This is one accomplished woman who will inspire students. Her words aren’t pop culture simplicities. Morrison will actually have relevant advice for students on the Rutger’s campus. Granted, $30,000 may seem like a steep price to some students. But can you truly put a price on knowledge? A commencement speech is an extroadinarily significant event in a young adult’s life. The advice that these speakers offer will linger in the minds of graduates as they plunge into the world of job interviews and dashed hopes. Where we condemn the decision to pay Snooki $32,000, we can’t easily identify the price of a commencement speech. But we can say that a commencement speaker should be someone of utter importance or prominence. These people have to be able to say something true about the world with dignity and intelligence. In a time when aid to education is being cut drastically, we all need to reevaluate what is truly important to students. The glorification of a reality star is on the very bottom of our list, whereas Montclair’s decision to enlist Junot Diaz to speak on campus ranks highly in our minds. All we ask is that universities expose their students to intelligent individuals capable of shedding light on important issues. Some of us are attending college to learn, not to get tanning advice.

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Students Speak d

Do you think Snooki is worth $32,000? Who would you choose to speak at our commencement?

Sam Donovan Senior Music Therapy

Asha McKenze Junior Broadcasting

Ariel Kaplan Sophomore Education

Linda Chen Junior Marketing

“Well, America says she is. I hardly find the merit in it. Seth McFarlane spoke at Yale and they loved it. She can’t bring any academic merit. I would like to see one of the Clintons. Bill did a lot, he has a lot of wisdom that he could give us.”

“Honestly, I don’t. Our generation is really sad. We could get better people to speak, like Cornell West. And Snooki? She runs around drunk and half-naked on a show. I don’t even think she finished school. I would ask our President, it would be amazing. Or a political leader.”

“No, it would be cool to have her, but that is a lot of money for someone to talk about tanning. Someone famous would be cool, maybe the President. Someone who has a good impact on us.”

“Absolutely not, she is just a reality star. She doesn’t have a talent. Stephen Colbert, I think — he has a better opinion on things than Snooki.”


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Society’s Attention Span Displaces Relevance Student reminds us that “problems don’t just disappear over night”


here’s a peculiar thing happening in American newspapers and on American news sites, and it’s been happening for some time Travis Lancaster now. Important stories have been columnist getting dialed down and pushed back to make room for stories that are less important but more current. We can see this in any paper today; stories related to the ongoing calamitous events in the Middle East are given less space each day. It’s as if reading and talking about these important stories is getting old to us, so we need newer, more current things to read and talk about. It’s no secret that newspapers print the stories that interest the American public the most — the stories that are going to sell papers. So when the groundbreaking news that is affecting our world is being toned down and articles concerning which brand name foods signify ‘high-class’ are taking the top spot at, what does that say about us as a nation? And who’s to blame for this? Are we, as a public, too self-obsessed to read

about the plights of our fellow human beings day, regardless of how irrelevant it is to the or are news producers themselves to blame? rest of our world. It’s a definite possibility that news compa As a society we’ve become too fast-paced nies fear running the same articles day after to realize that the world, though constantly day—no matter how current and imporchanging, is sometimes the same from day to tant—and risk losing the attention of an day. easily-bored audience. There are problems that existed yester Perhaps they think they’re trying to proday that are going to carry over to today and tect us by sprinkling in some feel-good on to tomorrow. Imagine someone picking stories and givup the paper ing them top and saying, spot over the “Libya is “ In a world where children are placed in turmoil? heartbreaking tragedies that on medication because they’re too busy Wasn’t it occur every in turmoil day in distant daydreaming to pay attention in class, yesterday? ” lands. It sounds W hatever absurd, it’s not all that difficult to believe that the case, it defdoesn’t it? our attention span as a nation has initely points But it isn’t to where our so unlike shortened over time.” interests lie. the way we Perhaps this brush aside notion is also yesterday’s pointing a giant finger at the depth of our fashion to make room for whatever will be attention spans. popular five minutes from now. In a world where children are placed on Here in America we have a constant need medication because they’re too busy dayto be up to the minute; we can’t be left in the dreaming to pay attention in class, it’s not dust on anything. Our culture has made us all that difficult to believe that our attention as individuals so obsessed with the newest span as a nation has shortened over time. things: new technologies, new clothes, new music, etc. In the hustle and bustle of 21st century With sayings like, “Oh, that’s old news,” it life we need brand new news each and every

isn’t hard to recognize our lust for the most current stories, but unfortunately, sometimes this causes the more important stories to suffer. The issues that have real significance often take a backseat to issues that have no significance other than enticing the interest of a public whose attention is growing increasingly more difficult to grab hold of. Is it really such a problem that newspapers are printing irrelevant stories just to keep hold of our ever-changing attention span? No, not really, but it could be a sign of things to come. Problems in the world don’t just disappear over night. A war on the other side of the world isn’t going to become a peaceful resolution as quickly as the next summer style will roll in. Perhaps it’s time we slow down as a nation, as individuals. And if something as trivial as the rapidity with which our headlines change teaches us this, then so be it. Something has to prod us every so often — check our pulses, make sure we’re still breathing, and above all else, make sure we’re still human.

Travis Lancaster, an English major, is in his first year as a columnist for The Montclarion.

Montclair Reaches Around the Globe to France Progress floats across the pond and signals time to come for young adults


ontclair State University is internationally known. This really shouldn’t be a surprise considering we do have partnerships with universities overseas, most notably with our Katie Winters sister school in Chief Copy Editor Graz, Austria; however, it still surprised me when I was talking to a French girl and instead of nodding and smiling when I told her what university I attend in America, she responded that she had heard of the school and thought that is was quite good. Many of us feel that we attend a little state university of which not many people have heard. Certainly, other universities in New Jersey get the recognition. Princeton is a

name no one blinks at and Rutgers has been gaining a serious foothold in the country. And while people from New York may not have heard of us, despite the fact that we can see the skyline of NYC from the dorms at MSU, international students have. And our reputation can only grow from here. We like to gripe about all of the things that the university is doing that “don’t affect us,” because we won’t be around to live in the newest dorm, park in the newest deck or attend class in the newest building, but these things will affect us. As Montclair continues to grow and improve and draw more attention both nationally and internationally, we, the current students, will also benefit. While we will graduate before the newest master plan is brought to completion, the things that are added to MSU will also help us. As Montclair continues to improve and attract more students, especially more students from out of state and internationally, we will gain the benefit of recognition.

Of course our degrees will still be useful and still meaningful without a “name” behind them, but having an employer immediately recognize the name will surely help. When flipping through thousands of applications, you want the university you attended to be immediately recognized as a “good” school. We already have the benefit of having a Phi Kappa Phi chapter at our school, as Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and largest collegiate honor society. And other institutions, such as Beyond Credentials, list MSU as one of the top 300 universities in the nation. We already have a better chance of an employer looking at our application and knowing we went to a good school than an applicant from Rhode Island College (despite the fact that Rhode Island College is easier to immediately locate on a map). All of the things the administration is planning on adding in the coming years will allow for greater academic space, more housing and higher enrollment. As more students

attend and want to attend Montclair, the name will only spread. We could even find ourselves a rival to Rutgers (though Forbes magazine thinks that we are better). And the best part is that we aren’t left out of all of this. We shouldn’t feel like older children who are abandoned while mommy and daddy get ready for the new baby. We aren’t being ignored. So it’s time to stop griping, or at least stop griping about the same thing over and over. I don’t want to be cheesy and say that we’ll always be Red Hawks, but Montclair State will always be the university that awarded our degrees, and good things for MSU in the future mean good things for us in the future. We may never become a Princeton, but we will become more wellknown.

Katie Winters, an English major, is in her second year as a columnist for The Montclarion.

Governors Set their Crosshairs on Labor Plea for attention on corporate greed, not a full attack on collective bargaining


his week Maine’s Gov. Paul Lepage ordered the removal of a mural from the state’s Department of Labor building that depicted katherine milsop the history of managing editor workers because “It sends a prolabor, anti-business message.” Lepage has joined the ranks of Chris Christie, Scott Walker and other Republican leaders who have declared war on labor unions and collective bargaining rights. While Lepage’s gesture may be more symbolic than anything else, it reflects the continuing efforts made by Republican leaders to demonize labor unions and to blame state budget gaps on their existence. Supporters who rally behind the governors have all but forgotten the crucial role labor unions serve in representing the needs and rights of workers.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stripped unions of collective bargaining rights last week, tearing down one of the last defenses protecting workers against management’s power. Walker’s decision currently awaits a ruling in the State Supreme Court. In a show of support for America’s wealthiest citizens, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder offered $1.8 billion in corporate tax cuts while increasing taxes for the working class and senior citizens by $7 billion. These efforts to tighten state budgets have also cut some of the most important local public services, including police and fire departments. In N.J., Gov. Christie has made public schools and the New Jersey Educator’s Association (NJEA) his most popular adversary. It appears that state leaders have been cutting corners in all the wrong places. Republican leaders like Gov. Lepage say that we must give tax breaks to the wealthiest citizens and corporations because that’s what will stimulate the economy and create jobs. But according to a 2007 report from the

Instiute for Policy Studies, it’s this mentality that has brought us to the widest, most uneven distribution of wealth in the United States since the 1920s. One of the leading arguments against labor unions is that they have made working in the United States too expensive, and corporations have been forced to outsource labor overseas in order to compete. Sure, it’s more profitable for factory owners to force employees to work 12-hour days for less than $5 a day. This is the reality of free trade factory zones along the Mexican-American border and in countless other developing nations around the world. Unions demand that workers are paid a living wage and have decent conditions. Of course, they’re not conducive to corporate greed. Princeton economist and Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman has suggested that the presence of unions is crucial to a thriving middle class. Without labor unions, we’d have no weekends or eight-hour workdays. There would be no child labor laws, no crusades for safe

working conditions and no minimum wage. Are we nostalgic for the days of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911 when 146 garment workers were trapped in a burning factory because management locked the all of the doors and stairwells? Out of this travesty came the establishment of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, which fought for better sweatshop working conditions. This is a time in our country when economic inequality is ever-increasing. Americans may feel they are far removed from the days of management locking their employees in factories, but isn’t that what Wal-Mart notoriously did to their employees for over 15 years? It’s time we stop blaming labor unions and public services for our deficits and look at the corporate greed that’s driving economic inequality.

Katherine Milsop, an anthropology major, is in her first year as Managing Editor for The Montclarion.

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THE MONTCLARION MAILBAG COMMENTS ON “THE COST OF WAR” To the Editor: In your recent opinion article, “The Cost of War,” you fail to truly realize this: The cost of this war is our integrity. We, as a nation, have no business in Libya, aiding rebels in ousting a leader they don’t approve of. Americans were ready to hang Bush for invading Iraq, a country which in the past had invaded another country and, at the time, was thought to be in possession of WMDs. We went into Iraq, and removed Hussein. For all this, Bush was crucified. He took out a dictator who in far worse ways brutalized

his own people and did in fact pose a serious threat to the American people. While Quaddafi may not be the greatest leader in our world’s history, he will not go down as its worst. He is fighting back against rebels attempting to overthrow him and his government. This is a conflict for the Libyan people alone. It is their civil war to have, and we need to allow it to play out. Obama claims his reasoning for aiding the rebels is one of humanitarian nature. Why then aren’t we coming to the aid of those in Darfur, North Korea and Cuba,

with the latter two being far more comparable to the Libyan situation? We do not have an “obligation” as a nation, who just because we can, should be the mediator in civil disputes in other countries when they get a little messy. Aiding these rebels could prove to be very costly. With a country in shambles, this opens the door for terrorist governments to step in and turn the country into a breeding ground for terrorism. (See: Afghanistan and Palestine.) All those who supported Obama in the previous election need to wake up and see

that his campaign of “hope” was just a façade, and his true character is coming out in his recent decisions. Increasing troops in Afghanistan, maintaining troop levels in Iraq, re-opening Guantanamo Bay and now attacking Libya. Obama has an agenda and he seems to be doing whatever he feels necessary to accomplish it, including not consulting his Congress on decisions such as these.

-Kyle Borst, student

Tumultuous Times Inspire Insecure Travel One student questions studying abroad in unstable countries


tudying abroad is a way to be introduced to and understand other cultures and customs. Students have always been infatumichelle pisarri ated with the columnist idea of studying abroad. Think back to your younger years of education. Did you not say, “If I were to study abroad … I would go to…” It is the idea of leaving the country and seeing a different perspective of beauty, encountering a different group of people and witnessing a different lifestyle. Yet, the question remains: Who is actually studying abroad these days? And where are they going? Most students cannot afford the trip considering how badly our economy is doing. It’s hard to fund what is not absolutely neces-

sary. As for the students who are traveling, they find themselves limited. They can not always travel where they wish. Most are limited because certain countries are unsafe. For some students it is their own apprehensions, for others, it’s their parents telling them they cannot go. It has been stated that the top places to visit are Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Greece, China and Australia. These countries aren’t dealing with issues of abominable warfare, but it does not mean they are not dealing with other crises. One individual refrained from studying abroad in Greece due to their struggling government and economy. “It just was not the right time,” the college student said. A group of young women still took a semester to study in Israel, despite the constant war there. In my personal opinion, Israel may be the exception to the rule that students are not traveling to places “where danger resides.” I say this because war has been going on for centuries within Israel’s borders. Nevertheless, how many students in

college even know what’s going on in the world? Would college kids know which places to avoid? Even so, would students avoid them? Would they rely on their guardians/parents, friends or relatives to inform them they couldn’t travel somewhere because of the disasters happening in their place of choice? As for knowing what is going on in the world, most students have heard that Japan is in complete uproar due to recent natural disasters and nuclear reactors experiencing meltdowns. But what about the countries which are in debt and dealing with falling economies? There are air strikes in Libya, violent protests in Yemen and recent according to revolution in Egypt. On a different end of the spectrum, the rates of young women traveling to Europe or Asia being taken into human trafficking are increasing. Students are not exactly saying they can’t make it to dinner because they need to stay in their rooms to catch the 6 o’clock news. It does not mean most students are clueless. With the rise in technology, people can have the news in the palms of their hand. It is a

matter of those who wish to take the opportunity. A few college students recognize the issues at hand when choosing a place to study abroad, but choose to dismiss those issues and purchase their round trip flight tickets. There is a difference today: We are a society that has become more aware, and understands what it means to take precautions. The world today is not as safe as it could be, and people know this. So when it comes to studying abroad, people will go where they truly desire going; they will go if their parents allow them. But students will not be naive while they are traveling. They will call it an experience of a lifetime. SEE THE FRONT PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON STUDY ABROAD

Michelle Pisarri, an English major, is in her first year as a columnist for The Montclarion.

Emoticons are no Substitute for Authentic Feeling A call to action, the tragedy behind our generation and its lack of passion


here’s something to be said about tragedy: it brings people together. S u d d e n l y, our lives, with their seemingly Jacob Mercer-Pontier endless days Assistant opinion of mindless r ep et it ion , editor are thrown violently out of joint as we are bombarded with short, painful glimpses into the suffering of others from all around the world. We stagger as if physically wounded ourselves, clutching at our hearts, our wallets, our remote controls; scrambling frantically until the final orgastic moment when all of the clamor and commotion dies down to a few remaining murmurs and sighs. We begin to lose interest and convince ourselves that “our work here is done” as if someone is measuring our progress and we can one day simply reach the end. Excuse me, but are we getting tested on this? It wasn’t long ago that you used to be able to walk outside for work or school and know the names of your fellow morning commuters, but these days it takes a car crash outside your house just to meet your next-door neighbors. In the end, it’s tragedy that brings us all back together. It’s that distress that allows us to relate to one another because—let’s face it—we are all suffering. Every day I walk through a sea of unhappy faces churning with worries and fears that manifest themselves like stubborn dunes on tense foreheads. I see people of all ages, races and genders burying themselves within cell phone text messaging and the limitless simulacra of laptops, television and video games. I see those who laugh in the face of death with every drag, sniff, sip, hit and pop. These are teachers and future teachers alike, politicians, businessmen, lawyers, writers and scientists and the scary part is that

words are no longer necessary because everyone is just trying to say the same thing: Someone save me, please, before it’s too late. After all, what are any of these selfmedications but mere mediums for temporary distraction and blissful ignorance on demand? Once upon a time, when America was still a wee babe in the hands of Mother England, people used to believe in something. We believed in sweat on our brows, food in our bellies and, most of all, we believed in one another. We believed in men that stood on tables in taverns, shouting about life, liberty and even the pursuit of happiness. We have believed in women who stood together in picket lines, in Washington marches and peace protests, because it was community that began the revolution, not the other way around. There has always been tragedy in the world, but when that becomes our sole means of relating to one another, it’s time to step back and question the way we live our lives. These days, we are so worried about what someone from the other side of the world thinks of us that we forget about our local community. We desperately cling to online profiles and brag about how personable we are while striving to avoid any contact with strangers on the street. What happened to our passion? Did we replace our emotions with emoticons and never look back? Now is the time to either pull our heads out of our assets and put down our portable distraction devices or become a shell of the society we say we are. So go out and reconnect, or just connect, with those around you, even if it’s just for a cup of coffee or a bite to eat. Don’t wait for terrible events to bring you together because one day that terrible event may come too late.

Jacob Mercer-Pontier, an English major, is in his first year as assistant opinion e

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Wr estleMania XXVII Joe Lisnow Asst. News Editor

The 27th edition of WrestleMania is in the history books. As the TV screen faded to black, the four-hour event left many with mixed reactions. With any pay-per-view (PPV) there’s criticism, but this show seemed like a nobrainer to me. It delivered a solid show. Did it live up to the hype? No, but it rarely does. Still, the night will go down as the one of the best WrestleManias; certainly better than the previous two installments. There were moments that will be remembered for better or worse. That’s the point of WrestleMania: to deliver a show that people will talk about for years to come. The show kicked off with guest host The Rock. PPVs usually start off best with a match that is guaranteed to get the crowd pumped, but The Rock’s presence was just as good. The roof at the Georgia Dome nearly blew off as his entrance music played. He drew one of the loudest, if not the loudest pops of the night. It’s been seven years since The Rock appeared at WrestleMania and he looked truly happy to be back; why wouldn’t he be, as it was the place that made him into the movie star he is today. He was home again and the fans were glad to see him back. The world title was the first match of the night. No world title match has ever opened WrestleMania, so the show was already off to an interesting start. Alberto Del Rio didn’t fulfill his destiny and became champion, but showed that it’s only a matter of time. The only disappointment from this match was that Christian didn’t turn heel on Edge. At moments it felt like it was about to happen, but to no avail. Perhaps the heel turn will come soon as an Edge vs. Christian program is different and will hopefully lead to Christian becoming world champion by the year’s end. Cody Rhodes and Mysterio put on a solid performance. If the last five to seven minutes of the match had been cut, it would have come off better, but it was nice to see Rhodes win. Mysterio is huge fan favorite, but his career is winding down. He can’t keep up his aerial style, so why not let Rhodes in? He’s young and may one day be a major star in the company. It was a good rub for him to defeat

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WrestleMania XVII was a thrilling star-studded event.

a former two-time world champion. The eight-man tag match was a joke. The entrances took longer than the matches, and the Corre lost in a few minutes. Keeping the match short was smart but this seemed like a waste. They could have pushed this to a dark match (one that doesn’t air on TV but is an extra match for the audience in attendance) instead of cutting the Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan match. That match had potential to be a hard hitting bout that looked great on paper – why was it cut? Maybe the higher-ups felt that these two wouldn’t keep the audience entertained. I disagree, but my opinion means nothing to the WWE head honchos. The Randy Orton and C.M. Punk match was fine as it followed the storyline well. It was a little slow at points, but that’s because of the storyline injury where Orton could barely stand on his injured leg. It was still a decent bout, but too slow for my taste. The ending was cool when Orton showed he can hit his finisher, the RKO, out

Joe’s Score: 4 out of 5 Folding Chairs

of nowhere. This time he hit it in the middle of the air. I hope to see this feud continue for a few months still; it has potential to be the feud of the year and could last through the summer. The Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler match left a bad taste in my mouth. This was the night where Lawyer was finally going to shut Cole up after months. After being in the wrestling business for over 40 years and employed by the WWE for the last 19, he was making his in-ring WrestleMania debut at a show where history is made – and nothing special happened. King wins and the decision is revered by the anonymous general manager, via e-mail, after outside interference from guest referee Stone Cold, but the crowd hated it, as did I. At least we got a few stunners from Steve Austin followed by a good old fashioned beer bash to put a smile on the faces of the crowd after a disappointing ending. Undertaker and Triple H in a no holds barred match showed me two things: both can still deliver a stellar match and Undertaker’s injuries have finally caught up with him. Both went out there and left it all in the ring. It wasn’t a technical match; it was more about who can inflict the most pain and damage. Triple H shouted “stay down” and “why won’t you die” as he hit Undertaker with everything he had (including a chair and his trustworthy sledgehammer). Undertaker did neither and persevered to win and become 19-0. Not as good as Undertaker’s previous two WrestleMa-

nias, but it was still good enough to be called the match of the night — a title that the Undertaker is becoming accustomed to at WrestleMania. My only regret was that Shawn Michaels didn’t appear. On the previous “Raw” they teased tension between him and his longtime friend, Triple H. It almost felt like a lock that he would appear and make an impact, but how was the question. At a previous WrestleMania, Michaels lost and had to retire as per the stipulations of the match. It made sense that he would want to help his friend end the streak — but maybe not. Michaels said, or his body language’s reaction showed, that he didn’t think Triple H could beat Undertaker in his “yard” at the grandest stage of them all. Michaels seemed upset wanting to know why Triple H thought he could end the streak, which was something he couldn’t do. It made me wonder if Michaels would turn on Triple H. But as we know, nothing came out of it anyway. The six-person match was rushed, I assume because of time restraints. Snooki of “Jersey Shore” fame was in the match and she actually hit a few moves before scoring the pin fall. And when I say “moves,” I mean gymnastic moves. And yes, that’s right: Snooki got the win for her team, but not before the whole crowd got to see her beer gut hanging out of her shirt. She should be proud that the entire audience booed her out of the stadium. The only good thing to come out of this was all the publicity Snooki brought with her. ...continued on page 21

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Director Duncan Jones Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Quite Break the Code â&#x20AC;&#x153;Source Codeâ&#x20AC;? not as clever as it thinks Ken Macri Staff Writer

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Source Codeâ&#x20AC;? isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ingenious by any means, despite the way critics have been describing it, based on its Alfred Hitchcock-like secrecy. Its story gradually develops, growing more complex, yet at the same time, absurd. The film incorporates some ridiculous concepts, and its overall story comes across as totally illogical. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Source Codeâ&#x20AC;? is composed of science fiction, although its science is ludicrous. When a science fiction film contains time travel, it is inevitably skating on thin ice. Duncan Jonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Source Codeâ&#x20AC;? assumes the inane possibility that a man could relive the final eight minutes of another manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life by time traveling, and act differently than he as to affect the outcome of a tragic event. Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up and finds himself on a Chicago train talking to Christina Warren (Michelle Monaghan), a girl heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never met, yet she knows his identity. So right from the get go, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Source Codeâ&#x20AC;? attempts to incorporate a sense of mystery, but does so in a confusing way that never really gets solved completely. After talking for a while, a bomb suddenly goes off, killing everyone on board the train. Colter gains consciousness to find himself in a secret Army lab, talking to a scientist named Colleen Goodwin (Vera Farmiga). Goodwin and her Army intelligence team believe that by rerunning the final eight minutes of anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s man life, who died onboard the train, they can discover the identity of a terrorist and prevent a larger explosion that could destroy Chicago. Therefore, Colter will time travel back to the train bombing, where he will be himself inside another manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body, and he must find the terrorist on board the train in under eight minutes. Another twist is then presented to the audience (which I will not spoil), although if this film sounds totally

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Source Codeâ&#x20AC;? stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan.

disjointed up to this point, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to ponder over the direction this film takes towards the climax. On a positive note, the editing in this film is great, and the action is executed well. Even Gyllenhaalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance was admirable, and I thought he did a solid job in a tough lead role. The main issue I have with the film is the fact that it thinks its more clever and inventive than it actually is. This film might bill itself as being ingenious, although that seems to stem from foolishness and indiscretion.

Kenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grade: 2.5 out of 5 Stars To watch the trailer for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Code Sourceâ&#x20AC;? visit

Kitchen Survival 101: Friday, April 15th 2011

Venue & Time: Rec Center (4-5pm) (Year End Open Forum) Send Chef Fredericks ( a request on what quick dish would you like to learn to make. If your request is chosen, he will be teaching it on the 15th in the Rec Center. Act now!

Please come by and visit us in College Hall Room 217 while we are renovating our 1st floor location making room for

Come visit our Registered Dietitian, Julie Rhule in Blanton Hall Cafeteria on April 14th 2011, along with other fitness personnels from 11am-2pm and celebrate: GREEN ROCKS HEALTH FAIR. You have questions? We have answers? Come to the Red Hawk Diner to enjoy Jersey Breakfast Special for only $2.50, every Sunday in April from 8:00am until 12:00pm! At that price.... you have to grab our Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese now!

Come to the Rathskeller Pizzeria every Saturday from 12pm till 4pm and enjoy our 1/2 Price Meatball Subâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s during the month of April.

Celebrate Earth Month 2011 Responsibly

April 13th: Visit Blanton/Freeman Hall for our Pan Asian Dinner


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“Human Hearts” Takes Early Bid For Album of the Year Maritime Return With New Rock Sensation

Mark Gould Arts & Entertainment Editor

If the last decade of music has proved anything, it’s that bands always seem to be judged by their predecessors. After The Promise Ring split in 2002, singer/ guitarist Davey von Bohlen and drummer Dan Didier teamed up with Dismemberment Plan bassist Eric Axelson, starting up a super group of sorts. Although Axelson split a few years later, the band continued to move forward regardless of expectations. After shuffling through record labels for the band’s first three albums, Maritime found a home with Dangerbird, run by former Promise Ring manager Jeff Castelaz. “Human Hearts,” the band’s fourth album, marks the most carefully crafted work in the band’s already impressive Midwestern-inspired indie rock catalogue. Maritime has grown since the days of the late 90s, now having families and day jobs instead of vans and dive bars. Although expectations may be set for the distinct feel of past bands, Maritime shows that a change of pace can prove to be the most enjoyable style. Genre associations behind, it’s clear that Maritime has found a sound that is unique, yet comfortably familiar. From the opening seconds of “It’s Casual,” the crystal clear shimmer provides a refreshing take on indie pop. Maritime doesn’t need any gimmicks or quirks on “Human Hearts,” an appropriately titled album. Von Bohlen provides genuine emotion, ditching angst-driven battle cries in favor of humble explorations of self, like the standout “Air Arizona,” sure to stick with listeners long after the song is over. Tracks on the album range from the surge of “Paraphernalia,” with shimmering guitar leads and gentle synth layers in the background, to the earnest “Faint of Hearts,” the longest and most humble track of the album. One of the trademarks to early

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Milwaukee rockers Maritime are back with their fourth album release, “Human Hearts.”

Promise Ring songs was the sense of urgency. The Promise Ring’s “Nothing Feels Good” was an album composed of what were essentially battle chants. Many songs on “Human Hearts” have this same feeling, but are merely more polished and comfortable. From start to finish, “Human Hearts” provides an enjoyable and impressively memorable aesthetic experience. The last Maritime release was back in 2007, and the band purposely took ample time writing “Human Hearts,” growing more comfortable as a band. “Human Hearts” was written and recorded gradually over the past few years

in the group’s hometown of Milwaukee. The home field advantage is clear, as every track is instantly catchy, and

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G a b r iel Ig les ias : No t a S c am ! S t i l l F l u f f y, S t i l l F u n n y Alan Vallee Asst. A&E Editor

During and after the event she was trending on Twitter, she was on Yahoo! News and It was great publicity for the WWE. I’m just curious how much money she made for doing so little work. The Miz did the impossible and walked out of the main event at the grandest stage of them all, retaining his WWE title against the company man, John Cena. Before I get into the match I have to speak about the entrance video hyping him up. It was so well done that it made me want to root for him. It showed that dreams do come true. He went from a nobody on “The Real World” to becoming WWE Champion. That being said, the match was all right from these two; definitely not worthy enough to close the show, as that should have gone to Undertaker and Triple H. The main moment to come out of this match was The Rock, who hit his finisher— the Rock Bottom—on Cena to allow Miz to win. He would hit Miz with his other trademark move – the People’s Elbow—after the match, much to the delight of the crowd. The Rock posed around the ring as the crowd stood and cheered him on to close the show. Unfortunately, the United States title match got bumped. It looked to be a solid match that would have kept the crowd pumped, but the card was too large and something had to be removed and this was it. It’s a shame that neither man got to perform live on PPV in front of a crowd of 71,000 plus and the millions watching at home, but there’s always next year. I was 4-4 on the night with my predictions (the Cole win, which I hate to count, cost me another tally in the win column). The biggest gripe many fans had was that there were no title changes and no heel or face turns. That’s fine, though – who cares? That’s not what makes a great WrestleMania. The four hours were exciting and entertaining from start to finish, and that’s why people fork over the money.

Tuesday night saw students waiting in line to see fan favorite comedian Gabriel Iglesias, an event which has seemingly become part of MSU’s campus culture. Eventually, the students were let into Memorial Auditorium where they waited some more, this time sitting down. Iglesias delighted the entire audience, with a few opening acts pleasantly warming up the crowd. At approximately 8:45 p.m. the first opening act, Martin Moreno, got to the stage and started the night with an interesting act about his age, which was received well by the audience. Next up was Alfredo Robles, shocking the audience with acerbic wit. The final opener, Rick Gutierrez, casually mocked family relationships, inciting riotous laughter. But the main star of the night, Gabriel Iglesias, rocked the house. Telling a variety of stories about his life in his inimitable style, Iglesias made everyone laugh. His star power shone through when, in spite of a heckler in the front row, he continued to tell new material. Out of respect for his wishes that none of his new material be recorded, The Montclarion will not print his jokes but will offer the following comment: He is better and fluffier than ever before. Jon Aronoff, representative to the Board of Trustees, offered the following comment in regards to the event: “It was great to see the entire MSU community come out for this event that we hope will be a tradition at Montclair for years to come!”

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Bad Economy Equals Empty Seats For Mets & Yankees Jay Hrina Assistant Sports Editor

A new reality is setting in for our New York baseball teams – primarily the New York Mets. The team is looking to pay off the new stadium they just built as well as the Bernie Madoff scandal. Now they are struggling to sell tickets. Their 2011 home opener, which is normally packed, is nowhere near being sold out. Thousands of tickets were being sold on third-party websites such as StubHub and eBay. The Yankees may be fine financially, but their ticket sales aren’t going as well as in years past. Their opening day game at Yankee stadium netted them a sold-out crowd, according to ticket sales, but there were plenty of empty seats on the field level behind home plate. Games against the Red Sox, the Subway Series and other important games will bring a full house to the stadium, but the other three-quarters of the season are going to have the Yankees losing out with their best available seats. Their full-house opening day may be overreacting, but the reality is ticket prices aren’t worth the money the teams are asking for. Fans of the game will always enjoy the atmosphere and experience of being at the game, but the better value for their money is watching the game in crystal clear picture with first-rate sound close to the detailed action. For no additional fee they’re able to see the left fielder catch the ball against the wall or the homerun as it just makes it past the foul pole. The only seats that seem reasonably affordable obstruct views that they can see from the comfort of their living rooms. They can get 12 times more beer for the same price you pay for two at the game. They can make a quick threecourse meal in your kitchen for the same price of a hotdog and a soda, and they’re

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The Yankees have been plagued by their lowest attendance marks in the new Yankee Stadium the first week of the season. Attendance at the Mets’ opening home series this weekend is expected to be low as well. also allowed to keep the cap for their water bottle at their own house. The Mets’ cheapest seat available from the Mets themselves is $36 for a premium game. The Yankees, have their bleacher seats priced at $15 and their grandstand tickets for $20. That doesn’t include a parking fee and the money spent on gas.

The Mets are going to see themselves affected to the point where they close down the upper level of seats, concession stands and vendors, especially when they play meaningless games against second-rate teams. The Yankees will draw enough fans to get by since they’ll be playing exciting baseball for the whole

season. It doesn’t seem worth it to attend a baseball game anymore; the stadiums are beautiful and the atmosphere is amazing, but in a time where gas prices are rising and jobs are becoming scarce, the cost of attending one three-hour night of entertainment just doesn’t seem worth it.

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Aggies’ Seniors Guide Texas A&M to First Title Sam Rogian IU Final Four News Bureau

The IU Final Four News Bureau includes student journalists working with the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University. They have given permission to The Montclarion to run this piece on the Women’s Division I National Championship Game Texas A&M’s seniors embraced each other with teary eyes as streams of blue, green and yellow confetti showered down Tuesday night at Conseco Fieldhouse. The group proved its leadership on the ultimate stage, combining for 42 points to help the Aggies claim their first NCAA women’s basketball championship with a 76-70 victory over Notre Dame. Seniors Danielle Adams, Sydney Colson, Maryann Baker and Catherine Snow ended their careers knowing they accomplished more for their program than any other group before them. Adams, who in 2011 became the first Aggie ever to be named an All-American, finished with a game-high 30 points on 13-of-22 shooting (59 percent) and nine rebounds. She scored 22 points in the second half. Coach Gary Blair praised the 6-foot-1 center on the award platform. “When the pressure came, we went to our All-American,” Blair said. “She gave us that leadership that we had to have.” Adams averaged 22.1 points and 8.5 rebounds heading into the title game, after which she was named the Final Four’s Most Valuable Player. Afterwards, she showed little doubt toward her ability to carry the Aggies to victory. “It was no pressure at all,” she said. “I’ve done it before and today was no different.” Colson, a 5-foot-8 guard, made the game’s first basket and finished with 10

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Senior Danielle Adams (front, left) and Sydney Colson (front, right) celebrate Texas A&M’s first women’s basketball championship in school history. points and five assists. Baker added two points off of the bench. Junior guard Tyra White was proud to send the seniors off with the title. “Me and my team couldn’t let our seniors leave without a championship ring,” White said. “We had to send them off in the right way. “And baby, we sure did.” Blair said all of his seniors were important, and was happy that they experienced going this far as a group. “They’ve all had their part on this team,” he said. “We have a lot of balance. I wanted to do this for the seniors because this is something they’ll remem-

ber for the rest of their lives.” Assistant coach Kelly Bond said it hasn’t always been an easy ride during the seniors’ careers. “Maryanne Baker and Sydney Colson have battled through a lot of adversity just with their health and a lot of injuries that they’ve gone through,” Bond said. “But they hung in there to lead this team.” Though Snow didn’t play a crucial part on the court in her career, assistant coach Johnny Harris admired her. “Snow is a leader in practice and started out as a walk-on,” Harris said. “She just comes in and works hard. She’s done

everything we’ve asked her to do that a walk-on would do. “She did earn a scholarship this year, because of her work ethic and leadership.” Baker was happy to do what many thought was impossible. “They thought we would be here, but they didn’t think we’d get over the hump,” Baker said. “Just to see that we’ve taken the media by surprise, we can be happy with that. “As a team, we knew we were able to do that. But to be able to show everyone else we were able to do it, I find comfort in that.”

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MSU Baseball Speeds Through First Month, Undefeated in NJAC Mike Monostra Sports Editor

MSU baseball entered its first full week of NJAC play on a high note. After sweeping Rutgers-Camden on Saturday with victories of 3-0 and 8-5, the Red Hawks keep proving that they are a better-rounded team than in previous years. MSU entered Wednesday’s game at Rensselaer with a record of 9-5 and on a three-game winning streak. Rain postponed three of MSU’s games in a period of five days, but it certainly hasn’t slowed down the Red Hawks’ momentum. The key to the Red Hawks’ success is the emergence of the young pitching staff that has seen freshmen like Zach Brown and Dylan Papa step in and perform well immediately. Brown and junior Sean Hille have started the majority of the games for the Red Hawks in 2011 and could be a formidable duo as MSU heads into the meat of their regular season. Brown had a 3-0 record with an ERA of just 2.14 entering Wednesday’s game. He shut down opposing batters, holding them to a .212 batting average in 33 innings pitched. If there is one gripe about Brown, it’s that he leads his team in walks with 12. However, the high walk rate is supplemented by a team-high 35 strikeouts. Hille’s numbers haven’t been as solid as Brown but he has still done enough to earn two victories for MSU. Hille threw eight innings of shutout baseball against Rutgers-Camden this past Saturday, scattering seven hits and allowing one walk while striking out six. Hille has been able to reduce the damage by keeping the ball down in the zone. His off-speed pitches have helped keep hitters off balance and forces batters to keep guessing. In Saturday’s game, Hille had 12 groundouts compared to three flyouts. As a result, the Scarlet Raptors grounded into three double plays, killing any chances they had at sustaining a

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Zach Brown currently holds a 3-0 record with 33.2 innings pitched and 35 strikeouts in the 2011 season. rally. While the pitching has really helped MSU along in the first month, the hitting has also done its job of providing enough runs for the pitching staff. The lineup has averaged almost six runs per game this season. The fact that nearly the entire starting lineup has returned from last year has helped the team put up big numbers. Catcher Kevin Bond picked up where he left off last season and is hitting .340 with six extra-base hits and 10 RBIs.

Similarly, leadoff hitter Mickey McGraw is hitting .353 in his first 14 games. However, the Red Hawks’ leading hitter is not a returning starter, but rather freshman right fielder Anthony Bowens. Bowens has filled the hole in the outfield admirably, hitting .386 in his first 14 games. He has seven RBIs and has drawn six walks compared to just seven strikeouts. The Red Hawk offense can be expected to get better as the weather warms up. Seniors Jay Bionde and Mike Boggi

have both started the season slow with batting averages of just .224 and .208; if they can get their bats going on a more consistent basis, the Red Hawks may become a serious contender in the NJAC. The Red Hawks will face their toughest test of the season on Saturday as they travel to Union to take on the numberfour ranked Kean Cougars in a doubleheader. A good showing on Saturday can put the Red Hawks among the elite in the NJAC.

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Softball Takes Down Stockton

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Sophomore Heather Bergman, seen here in a game last season against Kean, knocked in two runs during the second game of the Red Hawks’ doubleheader sweep over Richard Stockton on Saturday. Nick Verhagen Assistant Sports Editor

Montclair State Softball continues on their hot streak as they increase their record to 10-4 (2-0 NJAC) with a twogame sweep of Richard Stockton in their NJAC Conference opener on Saturday, April 2. In game one, freshman pitcher Alex Hill increased her record to 6-2 with her third straight win during another seven inning performance. Hill allowed only four hits, one run, and one walk while striking out six batters. Along with a great pitching outing, Red Hawk bats were hot with seven

hits. After back-to-back singles by senior Leslie Gonzalez and freshman Katie Muglia to lead off the third inning, freshman Dana Amato soon followed with her first career home run as a Red Hawk to give MSU a 3-0 lead. Richard Stockton scored one run in the fifth and showed promise in the sixth inning with a leadoff double, but Gonzalez gunned down the runner at home to secure the 3-1 lead. Followed by five more outs and Hill’s only allowed walk, Montclair State won game one with a final score of 3-1. Montclair State capitalized early in game two as they scored four runs in the first inning. With one out and Gonzalez on second, Amato blasted yet another

home run into left field to give MSU a 2-0 lead. After sophomore Heather Bergman reached first on a fielder’s choice out to second, freshman Alisha Cumberton launched her first career home run over the left field wall to give the Red Hawks a 4-0 lead. The second inning ended with Montclair State up 5-1 as Gonzalez scored on an error to first base after she singled, stole second, and advanced to third when Muglia walked. Richard Stockton scored one on an RBI double. The third inning consisted of Cumberton scoring on a bases loaded walk and freshman Liz Russo scoring on a wild pitch; making the score 7-0. The offensive onslaught didn’t stop in the fourth inning, which included

two more Red Hawk runs as Bergman scored on another bases-loaded walk and Cumberton scored when Gonzalez singled to left field. With a score of 9-1, Montclair State was able to hold off Richard Stockton in the top of the fifth and win by the mercy rule. Along with a great offensive show was another amazing pitching effort by sophomore Jamie Miller. Miller extended her record to 4-2 by allowing only three hits, one run, and striking out four batters. MSU will have a tough battle coming up on Saturday as they will face off against the number 19-ranked TCNJ Lions on Saturday. Game time is at 1 p.m. at MSU Softball Stadium.

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about his time with the Yankees, saying that he enjoyed his time with the team. “It was fun,” he said. “When you can do something for 18 years and have fun doing it, that’s a good thing.” In his over 50 years in the game, White witnessed a lot of things, one of which being the gradual yet significant changes from his time as a player to now. “More money is in the game now,” he said. “Players are bigger, faster and stronger. There are more parks. The game is more entertaining now. Talent was more spread out when I played because of the reserve clause. Now a player can go wherever he wants.” White was also president of the National League from 1989 to 1994. “It was a trying time,” he said. “We had a lot of problems. When you’re dealing with owners, managers and players, it’s a tough thing. But we got through it.” White is slightly concerned when it comes to the matter of a lack of AfricanAmerican players in the major leagues (the current percentage is around nine percent). “The other two sports [basketball and football] are killing us,” he said. “They’re more glamour sports. Even at the college-level, you are going to show kids to more athletic sports.” White’s memoir has been met with controversial reviews, but nonetheless offers great insight into America’s pastime. Throughout his years with the Giants, Cardinals and Phillies, Bill White has earned the respect of his peers and spectators alike. “Uppity” talks about the unexplored side of baseball. From his time as broadcaster to his stint as National League President (1989-1994), White has seen it all. His memoir is currently available for purchase on Amazon. com.

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Friday night, former major league baseball player and broadcaster Bill White made an appearance at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center here at MSU. The museum was packed as White came to speak and sign copies of his new memoir, “Uppity: My Untold Stories about the Games People Play.” For over an hour he mesmerized the room with stories ranging from his time in the minor and major leagues as a first baseman to his time as the Yankees play-byplay announcer, which he was from 1971 to 1988. White’s time in baseball has been fascinating. Some of the discussion centered on the period in which he was a member of the New York and later San Francisco Giants. He reminisced about his time with fellow sportscaster and Hall-of-Famer Phil Rizzuto and their 18-year partnership inside the booth. White adds colorful stories about the pair in his memoir and credits Rizzuto and other Yankee broadcasting great Frank Messer with showing him the way. He later went on to talk about Willie Mays and described him as being “the only player I would ever pay to see play.” In addition to playing on the Giants, White also played with the St. Louis Cardinals (with Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson) and with the Philadelphia Phillies. White spent 18 years as the playby-play announcer for the New York Yankees, which was special in its own right due to the fact that he was the first African-American to do play-by-play for a major league team. He talked positively

Gearity Leads Track and Field At Ramapo

April 7, 2011 • The Montclarion

Mike Monostra Sports Editor

After coming just inches short of a victory for women’s track and field at the season-opening Dick Shea Open two weeks ago, sophomore Heather Gearity wouldn’t be denied a second time. Competing in the 400 meter hurdles, Gearity took home the win with a time of 1:04.23 at last weekend’s Roadrunner Invitational at Ramapo. She beat out TCNJ’s Emily Kulcyk by .82 seconds to grab the victory. Gearity’s win earned 10 points for the Red Hawks in the team competition. MSU’s women’s team finished in fifth place out of 16 competing schools with 57.5 points. St. Peter’s won the meet with 167.5 points. Gearity wasn’t finished with the 400 meter hurdles. The Red Hawks’ 4x400m relay team also won its race, taking home first place in the competition. The team of Gearity, sophomore Ashadaya Patterson, freshman Michelle McNulty and freshman Krystal Ellis turned in a time of 4:00.17 to earn 10 points towards

the team competition. Ramapo’s relay team finished just under two seconds back in second place. “It was more important for me to with the 400 hurdles because that it going to be my main event this season,” Gearity said. Gearity’s efforts helped her earn the NJAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week. “It was a good start,” Gearity said, “but I really want to bring my time down and possibly qualify for nationals by the end of the season.” Meanwhile, her teammate, Ellis, earned the NJAC Rookie of the Week honor for her efforts in the relay as well as individual events. Ellis had two top-5 finishes in the long jump and high jump. Her long jump distance of 5.07m allowed her to finish fifth in that event. In the high jump, Ellis earned fifth place again with a jump of 1.47m. On the men’s side, Montclair State finished in sixth place with 49 points. The host school, Ramapo, won the men’s team competition with 106 points. A good portion of the men’s points were

accumulated by thrower Mario MorrisonBird, who grabbed two second-place finishes to help earn 16 points for his team. Morrison-Bird initially finished in second place in the shot put with a throw of 14.88m, bested only by Northeastern’s Pat Jablonski. Then Morrison-Bird again took second in the discus with a throw of 44.52m. He was beaten out by Ramapo’s Brendan Gareffa, who had a throw of 46.49m. Two other Red Hawk throwers also put up points for the men’s team. Sophomore Jon Tancer finished in third place in the shot put with a throw of 14.72m. In the javelin throw, senior Joseph Gingerelli had a throw of 58.29m to take second place in the competition. Ramapo’s Dillon Rodgers won the javelin with a mark of 58.29. The Red Hawks are hoping to make some more noise in the NJAC on Friday, as they will travel to Glassboro and NJAC-rival Rowan to compete in the Rowan University Open. With big meets like the CTC Championships and the Penn Relays coming up quickly, MSU will look to improve on their already impressive marks again next week.

Who’s Hot This Week Dylan Papa Pitcher — Baseball Papa was named the NJAC Rookie Pitcher of the Week after throwing 4.1 innings of scoreless baseball and recording two saves last week for the Red Hawks.

Alex Hill Pitcher — Softball Hill won NJAC Rookie Pitcher of the Week honors after going undefeated in two starts last week. She recorded a nine-inning complete game shutout in the Red Hawks’ 1-0 victory over Hunter.

Heather Gearity Hurdles — Women’s Track and Field Gearity was named the NJAC Female Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 400m hurdles event at the Roadrunner Invitational on Saturday.







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Women’s Lacrosse Falls to York

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Sophomore Kailee Beal fires a shot on the York goal during the Red Hawks’ 13-9 loss to the Spartans on Tuesday night. Nelson DePasquale Editor-In-Chief

After taking a 3-0 lead in the first eight minutes of the game, all from the stick of Cora Delfini, the Red Hawks faltered down the stretch for a 13-9 loss against the York College Spartans. Midfielder Leah Schultz led the Spartans to an 11-2 overall record with four goals and an assist. The Red Hawks are now 6-3 but are still undefeated in both Skyline and NJAC conference play. “It was the little things [that hurt us] like finishing on shots and on defense,” said Delfini, the junior midfielder who York 13 now has 109 MSU 9 career goals. “They’re a really good team. I think they are the toughest team that we’ve played. I think it was just a matter of us coming together as a team and stepping up to make that save or cause that turnover. “We had to get it down on our end and be patient. We weren’t as patient as we usually are.” The 3-0 lead vanished in under five minutes thanks to Spartan goals by Kim Wayson and a hat trick by Leah Schultz. “This was a game of many different momentum changes,” said four-year York Head Coach Jen Dragoni. “They had momentum to start the game, and then I called a time-out to try to regroup them a little bit and say, ‘Hey, they’ve got the momentum right now, you’ve got to step up and take it away.’ That’s exactly what we did coming out of the timeout.” Kayla Henderson (two goals) tied it up at four on a freeposition shot with 8:45 left in

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Junior Maggie Fallon fends off two defenders as she drives to the net in Tuesday night’s loss to York. the half, but less than a minute later York took a 5-4 lead with a goal from Kerri Nicolich. This lead was the one that the Spartans would not relinquish. After a second goal by Nicolich, the Spartans went into halftime up 6-4. In the second half, Montclair’s efforts kept falling short. Every time the Red Hawks got within striking distance of taking a lead, York answered right back. “The thing that worked for us was that we never completely let down,” said Dragoni. “We always came back, went on a high, then we let them score

some goals, but then we went on another high. If we had stopped at any point, that’s where they would’ve been able to capitalize.” On three different occasions, MSU rallied and gained momentum to get within one goal, but York seemed to be one step ahead of them offensively. A goal by Kailee Beal made it a 6-5 York lead, but shortly after, Melissa Ritchey and Leah Schultz went back-to-back to extend the lead to three. Another goal each by Kayla Henderson and Cora Delfini narrowed the lead to 8-7, but this time York

struck back with four goals in a row to make it 12-7. One more late run for a comeback came with goals from Kelly Schoneveid and Delfini to come within three, and yet again, a Kim Wayson goal for York with three minutes left spoiled the comeback and closed out the game. “They gave us a complete battle. This team [MSU] is definitely very talented,” said York Coach Dragoni. “We came out a little slow and weren’t necessarily ready for what they were going to throw at us but we did make an adjustment off the

timeout. To beat a really tough team like this you’ve got to feel good about it.” “We played together as a team for the first team this season. I think this was our best game,” said Delfini. “But especially after this game we just want to step it up and play harder that much more everyday and come out just as hard.” The Red Hawks continue their run for both conference titles this Thursday, April 7 at Bard College. They return home this Saturday, April 9 for a Skyline Conference matchup against Sage College.

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