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PAVING A WAY FOR CHANGE MAKING A POINT Bicycle And Pedestrian Committee Votes To Endorse Proposed Village Parking Plan That Could Alter The Shape Of Downtown

President Christian Addresses Student Senate On Park Point Project

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WORKING OVERTIME Town Board Denies Proposed Salary Increase For Town Supervisor;; Approves Two-­Year Stipend

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Cheerleaders  Help  With  Sandy  Relief By  Jennifer  Newman   Contributing  Writer  |  N02514746@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

The  New  Paltz  Cheerleading  team  has  taken   action  to  help  those  affected  by  Superstorm  San-­ dy. Sandy   hit   the   east   coast   on   Monday,   Oct.   29,  damaging  homes  and  causing  power  outages   in  New  York,  New  Jersey  and  other  parts  of  the   Northeast. In   response,   the   SUNY   New   Paltz   Cheer-­ leading  team  has  been  taking  collections  for  those   affected   in   Rockaway   and   Breezy   Point   since   their   drive   last   Monday,   Nov.   5,   in   the   Student   Union,    Alicia  Saia,  a  fourth-­year  communication   disorders  major  and  co-­captain  of  the  cheerlead-­ ing  team  said. The  team  is  accepting  anything  students  can   give,  but  the  families  who  are  now  without  homes   are  in  dire  need  of  warm  clothing,  blankets,  non-­ SHULVKDEOH IRRGV ZDWHU EDWWHULHV Ă€DVKOLJKWV gloves,   garbage   bags,   cleaning   supplies   and   over-­the-­counter  medications,    Ashley  Rosado,  a   fourth-­year   communication   disorders   major   and   co-­captain  of  the  cheerleading  team  said. “About  half  of  our  team  members  are  from   Long  Island,  Staten  Island  or  Queens,  so  a  lot  of   us  have  close  friends  and  relatives  that  were  af-­ IHFWHG´5RVDGRVDLGÂł,WLVYHU\GLIÂżFXOWWRKHDU about  family  and  friends  dealing  with  the  after-­ math  of  the  storm  and  not  being  able  to  be  there   with  them  for  the  clean-­up.â€?   Rosado   said   the   team   began   this   drive   be-­

By  Bianca  Mendez Contributing  Writer  |  Bmendez57@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

PHOTO  BY  ROBIN  WEINSTEIN The  Cheerleading  Team  is  collecting  goods  for  those  affected  by  Superstorm  Sandy.

cause  they  wanted  to  take  an  active  role  in  help-­ ing  those  suffering  from  Sandy. Âł:H ÂżJXUHG WKH OHDVW ZH FRXOG GR LV KHOS them  get  the  items  they  could  use  to  make  their   situation  a  little  easier,â€?  she  said. Saia  said  the  drive  has  been  going  well. “We   had   a   pretty   good   amount   of   dona-­ tions  but  we  could  always  use  more  and  anything   helps,â€?  she  said. $OORIWKHLWHPVFROOHFWHGDWWKHLUÂżUVWGULYH were  taken  to  the  affected  areas  on  Long  Island   by  cheerleaders,  Rosado  said.  However,  she  said   another   drop   off   will   be   scheduled   once   more   supplies  are  collected. Some  students  have  responded  negatively  to   drives   on   campus   due   to   time   and   money   con-­ straints  like  Rachel  Notle,  a  second-­year  art  ma-­

jor. “I  think  that  it’s  nice  that  all  these  clubs  are   trying  to  do  fundraisers,  but  I  think  it’s  frustrat-­ ing  because  something  that’s  their  personal  cause   like  Sandy,  does  not  necessarily  mean  it’s  every-­ one   else’s   cause,�   Nolte   said.   “As   college   stu-­ dents  with  not  that  much  extra  money,  it’s  kind   of  obnoxious  to  expect  us  to  drop  everything  for   their  cause.� Even  though  some  students  believe  it  is  hard   to  donate  in  college,  having  a  large  organization   like  the  cheerleading  team  helps  to  get  the  word   out  about  funds  needed,  Saia  said.   “We  held  this  fundraiser  because  we  under-­ stand   how   in   need   families   are   right   now,�   she   said.  “If  we  are  able  to  assist  anyone  in  any  way,   we  want  to.�

Printing  Quotas  Reinforced  On  Campus By  Elyse  Hennes Copy  Editor  |  Ehennes24@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

In  an  email  sent  out  on  Friday,  Nov.  9,  As-­ sistant   Vice   President   of   Technology   Jonathan   Lewit  addressed  the  issue  of  students  overprinting   on  campus. In   his   email,   Lewit   explained   that   the   print   quota  system  was  implemented  in  order  for  stu-­ dents  to  be  mindful  about  the  amount  of  printing   being  used.  He  said  the  400  pages  or  $40  given   were   considered   a   reasonable   amount   to   use   over  the  course  of  one  semester,  and  that  this  is   “enough  to  do  your  work  and  keep  our  overall  ex-­ penses  reasonable.� However,  a  growing  number  of  students  are   printing  two  or  more  times  their  quota,  with  some   exceeding  it  exponentially,  Lewit  said.  To  remedy   this   situation,   he   said   students   will   have   to   start   paying  for  printing  that  exceeds  the  given  amount   per  semester.   The  email  said  each  student  will  have  their   quota   increased   by   $10,   because   the   change   oc-­ curred  in  the  middle  of  a  semester. In   addition,   an   area   will   be   added   to  

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my.newpaltz.edu   where   students   will   be   able   to   purchase   additional   pages.   Students   will   also   be   able  to  purchase  print  quota  cards  in  the  Parking   2IÂżFHLQWKHEDVHPHQWRIWKH6WXGHQW8QLRQLQ $5  or  $10  increments.   According   to   the   email,   beginning   in   the   spring  semester,  the  quota  system  will  be  in  place   and   everyone   will   have   their   start-­up   quota   set   to  $50  —  which  includes  the  original  $40  quota   plus   a   $10   increment   to   pre-­compensate   people   for  inevitable  printer  errors.  Because  of  the  pre-­ compensation,  there  will  be  no  refunds  for  printer   or  print  job  failures  next  semester. “The  reason  to  bump  up  the  quota  is  that  we   are  seeing  a  surprising  number  of  times  that  peo-­ ple  seem  to  have  printing  problems  and  request  a   credit,â€?  Lewit  said.  “Rather  than  deal  with  lots  of   individual   cases,   we   just   bumped   up   everyone’s   limit.â€? In   addition,   Lewit   reminded   students   that   when  you  send  a  complicated  PDF  to  a  printer  it   may  take  a  minute  or  so  to  print.  Lewit  said  the   printing  problems  on  campus  seem  to  be  a  combi-­ nation  of  real  printer  issues  and  people  who  send  

long  PDFs  to  printers  and  decide  not  to  wait  the   minute  or  two  it  takes  for  them  to  print  and  then   send  it  again. First-­year   communication   disorders   major   Kristin  Rowe  does  not  believe  there  should  be  a   limit  on  how  much  students  can  print. “College  students  have  a  lot  of  different  es-­ says  they  need  to  write,�  Rowe  said.  “A  limit  on   paper  may  restrict  the  amount  and  as  a  result,  the   quantity  of  their  papers.� In  comparison,  fourth-­year  math  major  Dan-­ iel  Najjar  believes  the  print  quota  on  campus  is  a   good  idea  because  it  keeps  people  from  printing   too  much.  Najjar  said  500  pages  are  enough  for  a   majority  of   students.  However,   people  who   take   many  classes  and  are  required  to  print  out  excess   amounts  or  to  write  a  lot  of  essays  should  be  given   more  pages,  he  said.   Lewit   said   most   students   print   much   fewer   than   400   pages,   while   some   print   only   a   small   amount  more  and  others  print  a  lot  more.   “The  print  quota  change  just  makes  the  ones   who  print  a  lot  more  actually  pay  for  it,  while  the   ones  who  print  less  are  unchanged,�  Lewit  said

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The  Athletic  and  Wellness  Center  and  the   Red  Cross  set  up  a  shelter  in  Elting  Gym  for  the   New  Paltz  community  and  residents  during  Su-­ perstorm  Sandy.   The   shelter   housed   11   residents   on   Mon-­ day,  Oct.  29.  The  shelter  was  set  up  due  to  the   prediction   of   heavy   winds   and   rain   that   threat-­ HQHGWRFDXVHSRZHURXWDJHVĂ€RRGLQJDQGRWKHU damages. “The  primary  purpose  of  a  Red  Cross  shel-­ ter  is  to  provide  a  safe  but  temporary  place  for   people  to  take  refuge  from  disasters  if  they  have   nowhere   to   go,â€?   Rachel  Altvater,   a   fourth-­year   creative  writing  major  and  Red  Cross  volunteer   said.   Altvater   was   one   of   the   six   students   who   signed   up   through   the   Department   of   Disaster   studies  to  work  with  the  Dutchess  County  Red   Cross  during  the  storm.   “Volunteers   can   generally   be   expected   to   assist   with   setting   up   and   breaking   down   shel-­ ters,  serving  food  and  interacting  with  the  shelter   occupants  as  needed,â€?  Altvater  said.   The  shelter  has  the  opportunity  to  open  on   campus  because  of  an  agreement  formed  by  the   Red  Cross,  the  Ulster  County  Emergency  Coor-­ dinator  and  the  town  of  New  Paltz.  This  agree-­ ment  was  monitored  on  campus  by  Mike  Malloy,   the   director   of   Environmental   Health   &   Safety   and  David  Dugatkin,  university  police  chief.   “The  Red  Cross  through  the  Ulster  County   Emergency  Coordinator  reaches  out  to  us  for  the   availability  of  that  shelter  space  prior  or  during   a   local   event   when   they   are   determining   their   shelter   needs   across   the   county   or   state,â€?   Mal-­ loy  said. Stuart   Robinson,   director   of   athletics   on   campus,  supervised  the  space  to  make  sure  ev-­ erything  was  running  smoothly.   “We   only   provide   the   space   for   the   Red   Cross  to  set  everything  up,â€?  Robinson  said.  “It   is  their  job  to  bring  equipment,  and  then  leave  it   the  way  it  was  found.â€?   Robinson   said   staff   from   the   Red   Cross   were  brought  in  from  different  areas  of  the  Unit-­ ed   States   to   help   out.   They   brought   cots,   food   and  medical  equipment. Although   all   residents   were   welcomed   to   take   cover   in   the   shelter,   animals   were   not   permitted.   The   shelter   suggested   those   tak-­ LQJ DGYDQWDJH RI WKH VKHOWHUÂśV EHQHÂżWV VKRXOG bring   their   pets   to   local   veterinarians   and   kennels,  Altvater  said.   The  day  after  Sandy,  the  shelter  closed.


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The   54th   student   senate   held   their   10th   meeting   on  Tuesday,   Nov.   13   in   Student   Union   (SU)  418. College  President  Donald  Christian  opened   the   meeting   with   his   presentation   on   the   Park   Point   development   to   clarify   misunderstandings   and  misconceptions  students  may  have  had  about   the  project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  hope  I  can  help  you  separate  fact  from  as-­ sertion  and  innuendo  and  rumors,  some  of  which   is  not  true,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  want  to  emphasize  how   much  this  project  means  to  the  college  and  how   much  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  interested  in  advocating  for  it.â&#x20AC;? Christian  said  there  has  been  no  on-­campus   housing   for   transfers   since   2007,   and   that   the   goal  of  Park  Point  is  to  provide  more  housing  for   transfers,  faculty  and  students  who  are  looking  to   move   off   campus.   He   said   this   will   make   more   URRP RQFDPSXV WR KDYH ÂżUVW\HDU DQG WUDQVIHU students   live   at   SUNY   New   Paltz   and   get   in-­ volved  in  student  life. He  also  said  that  as  the  market  for  education   becomes  more  competitive,  Park  Point  is  essen-­ tial  for  the  collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  future.   Christian  said  these  apartments  are  not  con-­ sidered  â&#x20AC;&#x153;luxuryâ&#x20AC;?  apartments  due  to  the  clubhouse   and  pool  that  would  come  with  the  complex,  but   WKH\DUHLQDFWXDOLW\GHVLJQHGWRÂżWVWXGHQWVQHHGV and  lifestyle. Christian   touched   on   points   such   as   af-­ IRUGDELOLW\ Ă&#x20AC;RRU SODQV GHPDQG HQYLURQPHQWDO IDFWRUV DQG WUDIÂżF ,Q UHJDUGV WR WUDIÂżF KH VDLG studies  have  been  done  before  the  plans  for  Park   Point   and   it   was   found   that   the   main   result   of   WUDIÂżFGRHVQRWFRPHIURPVWXGHQWV+HDOVRVDLG engineers  have  conducted  studies  with  Park  Point   and   found   that   it   would   have   no   net   impact   on   WRZQDQGYLOODJHWUDIÂżF He  also  said  the  soil  on  the  grounds  where   the  development  will  be  built  was  tested  and  the   level   of   arsenic   found   was   not   enough   to   cause   alarm.  The  complex  will  also  be  built  to  a  LEED   Bronze  standard,  he  said. E-­board  reports  took  place  after  Christianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   presentation.  Student  Association  (SA)  President   Josh   Simpson   said   he   feels   he   contacted   every-­ one   about   the   Park   Point   project   except   for   the   student  body.  He  said  he  would  send  out  a  survey   to  New  Paltz  students  to  receive  their  feedback. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  realize  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  done  it  backwards,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   whole   talking   about   Park   Point   has   been   wrong   in   my   mind   because   we   were   elected   to   represent  the  students.  Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  number  one.â&#x20AC;?   Simpson  also  said  there  are  signs  about  ra-­ diation  outside  of  College  Hall,  and  he  emailed   John  McEnrue,  director  of  facilities,  design  and   construction.   McEnrue   said   the   hot   water   wells   are  being  tested  for  the  construction  of  the  new  

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3+272%<52%,1:(,167(,1 College  President  Donald  Christian  presented  the  Park  Point  Project  at  the  student  senate  meeting.

science  building  to  make  sure  they  are  safe. Executive   Vice   President   Manuel   Tejada   said   he   held   a   meeting   with   University   Police   Chief  David  Dugatkin  at  2:30  p.m.  in  the  SA  of-­ ÂżFHLQ68RQ:HGQHVGD\1RY+HVDLG the  meeting  was  open  for  senators  to  attend  with   questions  or  concerns  for  the  chief.  He  also  talk-­ ed   about   the   Stop   and   Frisk   Symposium   which   will   be   held   on   Dec.   5   at   4:30   p.m.  The   senate   voted  unanimously  to  co-­sponsor. Vice   President   of   Academic   Affairs   Jona-­ than   Espinosa   said   he   is   working   with   Library   'HDQ:0DUN&ROYVRQRQUHORFDWLQJODWHQLJKWDW the  College  Terrace  to  the  library.  Espinosa  also   said  he  wants  to  extend  the  libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  night  hours.   He  reminded �� senators  that  elections  are  coming   up  soon  and  to  hand  in  their  forms  to  him  if  they   are  running  again.   Espinosa   presented   a   resolution   draft   the   Constitution   Reconstruction   Committee   (CRC)   came  up  with  in  response  to  the  new  print  quota   enforcement.  He  said  he  does  not  think  it  is  fair   DQGWKDWWKHVWXGHQWVZHUHQRWQRWLÂżHGEHIRUHWKH decision  was  made.  Senators  gave  their  input  on   the  resolution,  and  it  will  be  voted  on  electroni-­

cally.   Student  Association  Production  (SAP)  elec-­ tions  were  held  and  two  students  were  elected  to   the  committee.   Senate  reports  were  given  and  a  senator  said   the  Curriculum  Committee  recently  passed  a  leg-­ islation  requiring  incoming  business  students  to   KDYHDPDWKSODFHPHQWOHYHO 03/ RI¿YHRS-­ posed  to  the  current  MPL  of  four.  He  said  it  was   approved  because  students  with  an  MPL  of  four   were  struggling  in  classes  and  the  higher  standard   will  give  students  time  to  take  courses  to  prepare   WKHPIRUWKHGLI¿FXOWFODVVHV (ULF :RRG 1<3,5* SURMHFW FRRUGLQDWRU said  the  consumer  protection  project  will  host  a   press   conference   next   Tuesday,   Nov.   20   in   SU   100  to  bring  awareness  of  dangerous  toys  on  the   PDUNHW WKLV KROLGD\ VHDVRQ :RRG DOVR VDLG WKH higher   education   project   workers   are   accepting   political   cartoon   submissions   with   the   theme   of   accessible  and  affordable  higher  educations.  All   who  are  interested  should  submit  their  drawings   WRWKH1<3,5*RI¿FH The  next  meeting  will  be  held  Tuesday,  Nov.   27  at  9  p.m.  in  SU  418.

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The   New   Paltz   Town   Board   re-­ cently  denied  a  proposed  salary  increase   for   Town   Supervisor   Susan   Zimet,   but   granted  her  two  annual  stipends  for  her   extra  time  and  efforts. After   stepping   in   to   clean   up   the   budget   problems   left   by   previous   su-­ pervisor  Toni  Hokanson,  Zimet  said  she   asked  for  $70,000,  almost  a  $20,000  in-­ crease,  but  will  instead  receive  two  sti-­ pends  of  $9,607  for  this  year  and  next  to   compensate  for  her  extra  work. Having   served   as   supervisor   from   1996   to   2000   and   continuing   to   work   in   politics,   Zimet   said   she   thought   she   knew   what   to   expect   from   the   job,   but   found  herself  in  an  unfamiliar  situation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   was   coming   back   13   years   later   a   lot   wiser   about   what   it   takes   to   be   a   supervisor,   so   I   sort   of   knew   what   the   workload  would  be,  but  I  did  not  expect   to   walk   into   a   absolute   disaster,â&#x20AC;?   Zi-­ met  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  was  sort  of  like  a  tsunami   LQ WHUPV RI WKH ÂżQDQFLDO ZHOOEHLQJ RI the   town,   the   bookkeeping,   collecting   money  that  was  owed,  following  up  on   grants  that  were  owed  and  a  lot  of  other   problems.â&#x20AC;? Zimet   said   she   was   comfortable   with  the  amount  of  work  she  anticipated   from   the   job   and   its   pay,   as   she   would   still   be   able   to   work   on   other   projects,   but  found  herself  working  constantly  to   JHWWKHWRZQRQÂłVROLGÂżQDQFLDOJURXQG´ hindering   her   ability   to   work   on   other   things  she  had  planned  on.

Rather  than  helping  the  town  prog-­ ress,   Zimet   said   she   is   picking   up   the   pieces   of   the   last   administration,   help-­ ing   the   town   and   taxpayers   receive   the   resources  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  entitled  to  and  making   sure  everything  is  complacent  and  legal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   now   basically   picking   up   all   the   loose   ends,   tying   them   all   together   and  trying  to  close  out  the  work  that  had   EHHQ GRQH ÂżOH LW DZD\ DV , PRYH IRU-­ ward  with  all  the  work  that  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  trying  to   do   for   the   town   going   forward,â&#x20AC;?   Zimet   said. $IWHUKHUÂżUVWIHZPRQWKVLQRIÂżFH Zimet   said   she   told   Councilman   Kevin   Barry  and  Councilwoman  Jean  Gallucci,   whom  she  had  ran  with,  that  she  needed   to  cut  back  on  the  number  of  hours  she   was  spending  because  she  was  not  being   paid  for  them.  She  said  Barry  and  Gal-­ lucci   encouraged   her   to   continue   doing   what  she  had  to  and  that  they  needed  to   get  her  more  money. When  the  time  came  to  put  in  mon-­ ey  for  raises,  Zimet  said  although  it  was   GLIÂżFXOW VKH IHOW LW ZDV ULJKW RI KHU WR ask  for  a  raise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   decided   that   for   the   amount   of   work   I   was   doing   and   for   all   the   prob-­ lems   I   was   taking   care   of   and   for   the   experience   I   was   bringing,   I   felt   that   I   deserved  the  money  and  I  put  in  for  it,â&#x20AC;?   Zimet  said. Although   Zimet   said   the   board   did   not   dispute   her   value,   some   members   worried  about  what  would  happen  if  she   did   not   run   again.   She   said   there   was   concern   about   having   a   higher   salary  

PHOTO  BY  ROBIN  WEINSTEIN The  Town  of  New  Paltz  denied  Zimetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  salary  increase  request.

for  someone  who  might  not  do  as  much   work  as  she  currently  is. What  was  recommended  and  voted   on  by  the  majority  of  the  board  was  al-­ lowing  the  two  stipends  to  cover  her  ex-­ tra  work  this  year  and  the  work  needed   for  next  year  based  on  the  State  Comp-­ trollerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Report   released   in   October,   which  showed  a  multitude  of  issues. While  the  idea  of  the  stipends  won   out   over   the   salary   increase,   Council-­ woman  Kitty  Brown  said  she  voted  the   opposite  way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   voted   for   a   3   percent   salary   in-­ crease  because  that  is  consistent  with  the   maximum   level   of   raise   we   have   given   for   the   11   years   I   have   served   on   the   Town   Council,â&#x20AC;?   Brown   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   voted   against  the  stipend  because  it  sets  a  dan-­

JHURXVSUHFHGHQWRIHOHFWHGRIÂżFLDOVUH-­ warding  themselves  and  their  colleagues   for  doing  their  job.â&#x20AC;? Though  she  is  happy  about  the  com-­ pensation   of   the   stipends,   Zimet   said   she   does   not   regret   asking   for   a   salary   increase. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   not   going   to   apologize   for   what   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   done   because   I   really   truly   believe  that  nobody  would  have  walked   in,   taken   on   what   I   took   on,   did   what   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   done,   accomplished   what   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   ac-­ complished,   solved   as   many   problems   as  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  solved,â&#x20AC;?  Zimet  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  really  had   gotten   to   a   point   where   despite   all   the   push   back,   I   had   to   still   feel   positively   for  myself  that  it  was  likeâ&#x20AC;ŚI  asked  for   it,   I   deserve   it,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   putting   the   time   in   and  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  going  to  apologize.â&#x20AC;?

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The   semesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   fourth   Council   of   Organi-­ zations  meeting  was  held  on  Monday,  Nov.  12   at   7:30   p.m.   in   the   Student   Union   (SU)   room   62/63.   Vice   President   of  Academic  Affairs   Jona-­ than   Espinosa   was   there   to   talk   about   the   up-­ coming   Student   Association   (SA)   elections.   Espinosa   announced   that   anyone   interested   in  running  for  a  seat  on  the  student  senate  had   DERXWDZHHNWRÂżOORXWDQDSSOLFDWLRQZKLFKDUH GXHE\1RYWRWKH6$RIÂżFHLQWKH68URRP 419.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  my  duty  as  vice  president  of  academic   affairs  and  governance  to  get  these  forms  out,â&#x20AC;?  

he  said.   Espinosa  said  the  Senate  Candidacy  Form   can  be  printed  out  online  at  newpaltzsa.com,  and   RQFH VXEPLWWHG DSSOLFDQWV FDQ SULQW RXW Ă&#x20AC;\HUV and  start  campaigning.  Elections  will  take  place   on  Dec.  10,  11  and  12.     Espinosa   referenced   the   expiring   contract   between   Campus   Auxiliary   Services   and   So-­ dexo,   and   the   absence   of   student   input   in   the   decision  to  reset  print  quotas  for  free,  as  reasons   students   should   run   for   senate.     Espinosa   said   SA  is  the  perfect  place  for  students  to  voice  their   concerns. Espinosa  said  senators  would  be  devoting   DWOHDVWÂżYHKRXUVWR6$ZHHNO\²6$PHHWLQJV generally  last  for  one  to  two  hours  and  senators  

are  required  to  complete  weekly  two-­hour  long   RI¿FH KRXUV 6HQDWRUV PXVW DOVR VHUYH RQ WZR committees,  he  said.  Espinosa  said  the  students   running   for   senate   must   have   a   2.0   or   higher   GPA  and  that  transfer  students  with  no  current   GPA  can  still  apply  based  on  their  GPA  upon  en-­ tering  New  Paltz.     Council  Chair  Rose  Faber  said  all  students   should  have  received  an  email  regarding  the  stu-­ dent  senate  elections,  but  can  contact  her  if  they   have  any  questions.   Next  on  the  agenda  were  the  nominations   to  elect  Student  Association  Productions  (SAP)   executive  board  members.  Elizabeth  Pinto,  Brit-­ tany   Jordan,   Rachel  Toy,   and   Natalie   Skoblow   nominated  themselves.  Faber  said  SAP  meetings  

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take  place  on  Tuesdays  in  SU  419.   Kristine  Weinheimer  from  Student  Activi-­ ties  and  Union  Services  spoke  to  the  group  next   DERXWÂżOOLQJRXW&R&XUULFXODU7UDQVFULSWIRUPV She   encouraged   representative   to   sign   their   clubs  up,  and  then  visit  my.newpaltz.edu  where   they   could   add   points,   which   would   be   tallied   on   the   studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   transcripts.   The   Co-­Curricular   7UDQVFULSW LV D ÂłZHEEDVHG RIÂżFLDO GRFXPHQW where  you  can  list  out-­of  classroom  experiences   occurring  on  campus  at  New  Paltz,â&#x20AC;?  according   to  Weinheimer.   At  the  next  meeting  on  Nov.  26,  President   Donald  Christian  will  discuss  Park  Point,  and  at   the   last   council   meeting   of   the   semester   Faber   said,  they  will  be  going  over  the  senate  elections.  


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The   New   York   State   School   Boards   Association   recently   honored   New   Paltz   Central   School   District   with   the   “Be   the   Change   for   Kids   2012   Innovation  Award”   for   the   district’s   K12   Green   Classrooms   project.   The   Green   Classroom   project   is   com-­ prised   of   organic   gardens   at   New   Paltz   Middle   School   and   High   School   and   Du-­ zine   and   Lenape   Elementary   schools,   Jim   O’Dowd,  a  member  of  the  Health  Advisory   Committee   that   brought   this   project   into   fruition,  said.   Superintendent   Maria   Rice   said   in   a   press   release   from   the   school   district   that   the   projects,   known   as   the   K12   Gardens,   are   all   externally   funded   and   maintained   through  donations  and  grants  and  are  simi-­ ODU WR VWXGHQWV ³WDNLQJ D ¿HOG WULS ZLWKRXW leaving  school  grounds.” “The   K12   Gardens   provide   interdisci-­ plinary  and  project-­based  opportunities  for   our  students  to  learn  through  direct,  hands-­ on  experiences  throughout  their  entire  edu-­ cational  career,”  Rice  said. O’Dowd   said   although   the   K12   Gar-­ dens  might  consist  of  fruits  and  vegetables   they  are  not  necessarily  for  food,  but  are  ac-­ tually  a  hybrid  of  a  “classroom/laboratory”  

where  students  can  experience  what  it  takes   WRJHWSODQWVWRJURZIURPVHHGVWRWKH¿Q-­ ished  product.     “[The  project]  seemed  like  a  good  way   of  equating  children  with  the  fact  that  food   doesn’t  just  come  in  plastic  containers  and   it’s   something   they   can   touch   and   see,”   O’Dowd   said.   “By   seeing   them   be   a   part   of   the   whole   natural   process   of   watching   plants  grow  they  might  feel  more  comfort-­ able  trying  vegetables  and  trying  different   food  options.” Although  this  program  is  being  recog-­ nized  now,  O’Dowd  said  he  introduced  this   idea  to  the  committee  more  than  four  years   ago  after  reading  about  similar  projects  at   other  schools  and  speaking  with  a  teacher/ farmer  that  works  for  the  Brook  Farm  proj-­ ect  in  New  Paltz.   Following   this   meeting,   he   said,   the   project   was   incorporated   into   the   commit-­ tee’s  Wellness  Action  Plan  and  started  at  the   middle  school.   O’Dowd   said   the   gardening   program   expanded  to  other  schools  in  the  district  af-­ ter  two  years  due  to  the  interests  of  parents,   students  and  especially  teachers. “Teachers   have   used   [the   gardens]   in   innovative   ways   to   actually   teach   math   and  science  and  art,”  he  said.  “Some  of  the   teachers   have   taken   this   project   and   run  

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New  Paltz  Recognized  For  K12  Gardens

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with  it,  without  the  teachers  there  wouldn’t   be  gardens  at  Duzine  and  Lenape.” Rice   said   she   has   faith   that   the   K12   Gardens  are  meeting  their  goal  of  fostering   a   positive   learning   environment   for   each   student  in  all  four  schools  in  the  New  Paltz   district.   “We   have   met   our   prime   objective   to   bring   a   basic   awareness   to   children   of   healthy   plant-­based   food   options   while   at   the  same  time  helping  students  gain  knowl-­ edge   in   science,   literacy,   social   studies,  

nutrition   and   the   environment,”   Rice   said   in   the   press   release.   “The   development   of   the   K12   Green   Classroom   in   our   schools   underscores  our  dedication  to  the  district’s   vision  to  help  our  students  become  citizens   of   the   world   who   are   responsible,   ethical,   contributing,   participating   members   of   lo-­ cal,   national   and   global   communities   who   value  all  peoples  and  care  about  each  other,   respecting  the  environment,  working  to  im-­ prove  the  society  in  which  we  live  and  un-­ derstanding  our  role  in  it.”

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After   Student   Association   Produc-­ tions   (SAP)   nominations,   the   Council   of   Organizations   nominated   four   can-­ didates   to   run   for   the   remaining   three   seats  on  the  SAP  committee.   “Unfortunately   we   have   been   go-­ ing  through  this  process  for  a  while  this   semester  and  we  still  have  spots  open,”   Council   of   Organizations   Chair   Rose   Faber  said. Faber   said   the   SAP   committee,   which  consists  of  10  students  works  on   large-­scale   entertainment   events.   Dur-­ ing  the  meeting,  she  encouraged  people   to   join   if   they   were   unhappy   with   the   events  last  semester.  She  said  that  those   who  do  not  want  to  be  on  the  board  are   welcome  to  volunteer  during  the  events.    

“Normally   the   big   thing   that   SAP   puts   on   is   the   concert   which   happens   in   the   spring   but   already   this   semester   there   are   things   that   we   are   working   on,”  Faber  said. To   begin   the   nominations,   Faber   asked  each  candidate  to  introduce  them-­ selves  to  the  council  and  discuss  a  brief   reason  why  they  thought  they  would  be   a  positive  addition  to  the  SAP  commit-­ tee.   The   candidates   included   Natalie   Skoblow,  Elizabeth  Pinto,  Brittany  Jor-­ dan  and  Rachel  Toy,  all  of  whom  were   self-­nominated. Skoblow  discussed  her  public  rela-­ tions  major  and  music  major  that  com-­ bined   she   said   “sort   of   creates   music   management.”  She  said  her  background   is   helpful   for   the   SAP   committee   and   her  good  leadership  skills  can  also  be  an  

asset. Toy  said  as  a  new  student  she  would   like   to   get   more   involved   with   the   school  and  she  was  interested  in  helping   to  plan  events  on  campus.  She  said  that   she  held  jobs  in  the  past  which  may  help   her  work  well  on  the  SAP  committee.   Unlike  Toy,  Pinto  said  she  has  expe-­ rience  with  the  SAP  committee  through   volunteering   for   the   SAP   events   last   year.   She   said   she   enjoyed   her   experi-­ ence  with  the  SAP  committee  last  year   and  decided  that  she  wanted  to  become   more  involved  with  SAP.   Jordan  said  she  wanted  to  be  a  part   of   SAP   because   she   loves   music   and   wants  to  be  more  involved  on  campus.   She  said  she  will  listen  to  students’  con-­ cerns   to   help   address   any   issues   that   may  arise. Second-­year  political  science  major  

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Oladoyin   Olanrewaju   said   she   is   look-­ ing  forward  to  seeing  what  events  SAP   will   hold   once   the   committee   is   com-­ plete. “I   think   it   is   very   good   that   they   took   the   initiative   to   nominate   them-­ selves  for  SAP,”  Olanrewaju  said.  “SAP   is  very  important  because  they  plan  one   of  our  biggest  events,  the  spring  concert.   I  hope  this  SAP  committee  works  their   hardest  to  make  sure  students’  wants  are   heard.”   Following   the   nominations,   Pinto   and   Skoblow   were   elected   to   the   SAP   committee  during  the  senate  meeting  on   Tuesday   Nov.   13,   leaving   one   seat   left   to  be  claimed.     “It’s  a  lot  of  work  to  be  on  the  com-­ mittee,”  Faber  said.  “If  you  are  willing   to  do  it  and  get  up  there  that’s  one  step   that’s  amazing  to  do.”


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The  Town  Of  New  Paltz  Renews  Overdue  Cable  Contract By  Caterina  De  Gaetano Copy  Editor  |  Cdegateano64@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

After   a   seven-­year   dispute   between   the   Town   of   New   Paltz   and   Time   Warner   Cable,   the   company   has   agreed   to   return   the  unused  line-­extension  funds  once  a  new   10-­year   contract   is   approved   by   the   State   Public  Service  Commission. The   Town   Public   Access   Advisory   Committee  and  Time  Warner  Cable  created   a  written  agreement  in  December  2011  un-­ der  then  Town  Supervisor  Toni  Hokanson   that   said   the   money   would   be   returned   to   the   town   in   a   fund   for   educational   public   access,  but  the  company  went  back  on  their   word,  Committee  Chair  Don  Kerr  said.     A   year   later,   David   Lent,   a   member   of   the   Public   Access   Advisory   Commit-­ tee   said   the   committee   and   current   Town   Supervisor   Susan   Zimet   informed   Time   Warner   that   they   would   seek   legal   action   against  the  company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   2012,   Susan   Zimet   and   I   turned   up  the  heat,â&#x20AC;?  Kerr  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zimet  phoned  the   6WDWH $WWRUQH\ *HQHUDOÂśV RIÂżFH DQG ZHQW over  the  head  of  our  contact  at  Time  War-­ ner  Cable.â&#x20AC;?  

Lent,   who   served   as   town   supervisor   in  1995  when  the  original  10-­year  contract   ZDV ÂżUVW LQLWLDOL]HG VDLG GXULQJ WKH ODVW year,   numerous   issues   the   town   had   with   the  contract,  such  as  franchise  fees  and  lan-­ guage  of  the  contract,  had  been  resolved.               However   when  Time  Warner   decided   they   would   only   return   the   unused   line-­ extension  funds  if  they  had  control  over  its   use  the  Public  Access  Advisory  Committee   and   Town   Board   ceased   the   then   six-­year   overdue  contract  renewal.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   committee   and   Town   Board   at   the  time  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No  wayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;?  Lent  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  going  to  let  you  sit  on  the  money  and   tell  the  town  how  to  spend  it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?   Lent   said   Zimet   received   a   letter   two   weeks   ago   from   Time   Warnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   attorney   stating   that   the   company   wanted   to   settle   the  disagreement,  return  the  money  and  set   up  a  new  10-­year  contract.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Town  Board  will  move  ahead  and   sign  the  contract,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  still  have  to   identify  a  third  contract  and  channel.â&#x20AC;? Kerr   said   the   Town   has   proposed   to   set  aside  $22,000  of  the  $208,000  for  pub-­ lic   access   equipment,   and   the   rest   will   go   into  the  general  fund  Zimet  and  the  Town  

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Council  will  decide  how  to  use.   Under   the   old   franchise   agreement,   however,   Time   Warner   Cable   would   pro-­ vide   the   town   and   village   with   $30,000   worth   of   equipment   to   support   public   ac-­ cess,   but   that   money   would   be   charged   back   to   Time   Warner   Cable   customers   in   the   bills   over   time,   Kerr   said.   The   Town   has   agreed   to   take   any   equipment   money   from  the  $250,000,  he  said.   Although   Kerr   is   excited   this   issue   has  been  put  behind  the  town  and  they  can  

begin   a   new   contract   with   the   company,   he   said   it   was   ultimately   all   about   a   large   corporation  trying  to  avoid  â&#x20AC;&#x153;a  large  payout   negotiated  by  their  predecessors.â&#x20AC;?   Zimet   is   expected   to   sign   the   con-­ tract   within   the   next   few   weeks   after   it   is   reviewed   and   approved   by   the   state,   Lent   said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  believe  everything  is  settled,  but   >LWLVQÂśWFRQÂżUPHG@XQWLO\RXUHDGWKHGRFX-­ ments,  get  a  signature  on  itâ&#x20AC;Śit  takes  some   time,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.

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Garden Association Leaves Room For Growth HUDSON VALLEY GARDEN ASSOCIATION TO HOST SERIES OF LOCAL LECTURES

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garden  event  is  and  programs  that  will  help  them  be-­ come  better  gardeners,â&#x20AC;?  Norton  said. Glembocki  said  the  HVGA  differs  from  traditional   garden  clubs  because  of  its  scope.  She  said  other  gar-­ den   clubs   gather   individuals   from   hyper-­local   areas   while  HVGA  aims  to  bring  together  garden  enthusiasts   from  all  over  the  Hudson  Valley  and  create  programs   that  are  not  provided  at  garden  clubs.   A   paid   membership   program   is   being   developed   as   well   as   trips   to   gardens   across   the   Hudson  Valley.   According   to   the   website,   the   organization   will   also   develop   classroom   garden   curricula   for   teachers   and   to   foster   the   creation,   maintenance   and   renovation   of   public  garden  spaces.   Wilson  said  she  hopes  to  continue  developing  this   idea  while  sparking  the  interest  of  younger  generations   to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;inject  some  young  bloodâ&#x20AC;?  into  the  gardening  com-­ munity.  Though  she  has  received  warnings  about  start-­ LQJDQRQSURÂżWRUJDQL]DWLRQLQDOHVVWKDQLGHDOHFRQR-­ my,  Wilson  said  she  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  worried. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   believe   wholeheartedly   that   the   timing   of   the   organization   is   great,â&#x20AC;?   Wilson   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;You   know,   ev-­ erybody  says  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;eh,  the  economy,  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  starting  a  non-­ SURÂżWÂś7KDWGRHVQÂśWFRQFHUQPH,WKLQNWKHLQWHUHVWLQ gardening  is  absolutely  [on]  the  rise.â&#x20AC;? The  next  meeting  will  be  held  on  Thursday,  Dec.   13  at  7  p.m.  at  Shawangunk  Town  Hall.  

The  founders  of  the  Hudson  Valley  Garden  Asso-­ ciation   (HVGA)   are   planning   to   spread   the   organiza-­ tionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  roots  to  help  garden  enthusiasts  nurse  their  bud-­ ding  interests.   Laura   Wilson   and   Rebecca   Glembocki   met   sev-­ eral   years   ago   at   Hodgson   Farm   &   Garden   Center   in   Walden,   N.Y.,   where   Wilson   was   the   manager.  After   bonding   over   their   mutual   love   of   gardening   and   the   Hudson  Valley,  they  kept  in  touch  as  their  career  paths   changed.   Wilson  created  the  Hudson  Valley  Garden  Calen-­ dar,  a  website  dedicated  to  promoting  local  gardening   events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  wanted  to  give  back  to  the  community  in  some   gardening  way  and  I  just  decided  instead  of  donating   my  time  to  one  group  or  one  gardener,  I  could  do  this   website  and  help  everybody  by  giving  them  free  pro-­ motion  and  free  advertising,â&#x20AC;?  Wilson  said.   The   website   was   a   catalyst   for   HVGA,   Wilson   said,   and   she   hopes   to   showcase   local   garden-­centric   businesses  through  events  and  social  media  platforms   like  Facebook  and  online  newsletters.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything  we  do  is  to  kind  of  give  everybody  the   chance  to  be  in  the  spotlight,â&#x20AC;?  Wilson  said.

One  way  Wilson  and  Glembocki  said  they  hope  to   achieve  this  is  by  hosting  a  winter  lecture  series.  Dur-­ ing  the  months  of  January,  February  and  March,  speak-­ ers  from  different  garden  organizations  will  lend  their   knowledge  to  other  Hudson  Valley  gardeners  and  busi-­ nesses  about  different  topics.   7KHÂżUVWPHHWLQJZDVKHOGRQ7KXUVGD\1RYDW the  Shawangunk  Town  Hall  in  Wallkill  with  16  people   of  various  ages  in  attendance,  Glembocki  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our   meeting   was   wonderful,â&#x20AC;?   Glembocki   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Full   of   energetic,   enthusiastic   people   interested   in   HVGA.â&#x20AC;? Wilson  said  that  people  from  all  over  the  Hudson   Valley  from  â&#x20AC;&#x153;all  different  levels  and  interestsâ&#x20AC;?  turned   out  for  the  meeting.  She  said  she  was  especially  happy   to  see  young  people  in  attendance  because  those  demo-­ graphics  are  often  underrepresented  at  garden  events.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  really  was,  I  mean  for  me,  the  ideal  audience,â&#x20AC;?   Wilson   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   whole   thing   with   this   project   is   to   kind   of   bring   everybody   together   and   from   our   very   ÂżUVWPHHWLQJLWGLGWKDW´ Lily   Norton,   founder   of   Garden   Newburgh   and   a   master   gardener   with   Cornell   Cooperative   Exten-­ sion  of  Orange  County,  attended  the  meeting  and  said   HVGA  is  important  to  the  gardening  community,  as  the   hobby  is  popular  in  America.    â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gardeners  are  always  looking  for  when  the  next  

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Campus  Organizations  R.E.A.L  and  the  Caribbean  Student  Organization  joined  together  to  present  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ms.  Caribbean  Pageant.â&#x20AC;?

By  April  Castillo Staff  Writer  |  N02285279@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu SUNY  New  Paltz  students  will  soon  have  a  chance  to   overthrow  the  mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  portrayal  of  body  image  and  present   their  own  at  an  upcoming  pageant. The  Caribbean  Student  Organization,  in  collaboration   with  Realistically  Embracing  All  Ladies  (R.E.A.L.),  strives   to   educate   people   about   the   importance   of   having   a   posi-­ tive   body   image.   The   clubs   will   promote   body   positivity   through   their   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ms.   Caribbean   Pageantâ&#x20AC;?   event   on   Sunday,   Nov.  18,  at  4:30  p.m.  in  the  Student  Union  Multi-­Purpose   Room. As   ethnic   beauty   does   not   always   match   the   mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   RIWHQVXSHUÂżFLDOVWDQGDUGRIEHDXW\$QGUH6PLWKRIWKH&D-­ ULEEHDQ6WXGHQW2UJDQL]DWLRQVDLGWKHFOXEVVHHNWRUHGHÂżQH what  students  consider  beautiful  rather  than  idealizing  the   mainstream  depiction.  

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both  of  our  organizations  believe  that  this  topic  is  not   talked   about   enough   within   todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   society,â&#x20AC;?   Smith   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  is  not  an  ideal  look,  no  matter  what  the  media  says.â&#x20AC;? Smith  also  disapproves  of  the  impact  traditional  beau-­ ty   pageants   have   on   the   younger   generation   and   said   that   \RXQJ SHRSOH DUH LQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFHG WR EHOLHYH WKDW EHDXW\ LV GL-­ rectly  correlated  to  factors  like  size.  Smith  said  this  warped   view  leads  to  women  trying  to  reach  an  unrealistic  and  non-­ diverse  ideal  of  beauty  portrayed  in  mainstream  media.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   say   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   a   supporter   of   traditional   beauty   pageants,â&#x20AC;?   Jenny   Liba,   a   second-­year   psychology   major,   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  good  for  self-­esteem.  Younger  girls  that  see   them  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  understand  what  the  media  does.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  real.â&#x20AC;? The  two  groups  chose  to  collaborate  to  promote  edu-­ cation   and   appreciation   of   culture,   especially   Caribbean   heritage.  Each  participant  is  assigned  and  represents  a  Ca-­ ribbean  region  and  learns  about  that  regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  culture.  Par-­ ticipants  are  judged  with  consideration  of  body  image  and  

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so  he  asked  Kaba  to  join  him,”  she  said.  “From  my  un-­ derstanding,  Carroll  wanted  to  re-­do  the  program  from   2007  and  he  and  Kaba  are  well-­versed  in  speaking  on   the  topic  of  African  spirituality.”   Young  said  that  when  it  comes  to  planning  events   with  the  Department  of  Black  Studies,  the  BSU  usually   tries  to  cater  to  the  desires  of  the  faculty  by  adapting   what  they  say  to  their  student-­based  audience. During  the  discussion,  Kamene  spoke  about  male   and  female  roles  in  spirituality,  citing  the  biblical  story   RI  WKH ZRUOG¶V ¿UVW KXPDQ EHLQJV +H VDLG LW LV EH-­ lieved  that  women  are  punished  with  inferiority  to  men   due  to  the  actions  of  Eve  —  the  woman  who  tempted   her  male  counterpart,  Adam,  to  eat  from  the  forbidden   tree  of  knowledge  after  she  fell  from  the  creator’s  good   graces.   Kamene  said  that  man  should  be  strong  enough  to   make  wise  decisions  of  his  own,  which  is  why  he  has   a  problem  with  the  history  of  women  being  blamed  on   the  Adam  and  Eve  story.    

“There’s   no   way   you   can   have   a   just   man   any-­ thing,”  he  said.  “For  every  god  there’s  a  goddess.” Carroll  said  that  his  concerns  about  African  spiri-­ tuality   revolve   around   cultural,   psychological,   philo-­ sophical  and  theoretical  issues. He  said  that  spirituality  is  about  being  conscious  of   and  attentive  to  “moral,  ethical  standards.” African  spirituality,  Carroll  said,  dictates  that  what   is  consumed,  whether  it  be  music,  food  or  culture,  be-­ comes  a  part  of  a  person.   “We  need  to  trust  ourselves  and  know  that  things   will  happen,”  he  said.  “Trust  your  feelings.”   Young  said  it’s  important  that  students  attend  these   events   because   it   allows   those   who   are   not   normally   exposed  to  this  level  of  discourse  to  learn  new  things. “I   think   the   Black   Studies   Department   is   unique   because  they  offer  very  stimulating  and  transformative   events  that  are  always  relatable  to  our  life  experienc-­ es,”  Young  said.  

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NEW PALTZ MFA CANDIDATE DISPLAYS ARTWORK AT BACCHUS By  Molly  Hone Copy  Editor  |  Mhone51@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

 This   winter,   a   study   of   spaces   has   found  its  place  at  Bacchus. Zahra  Nazariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  new  show  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Topolo-­ giesâ&#x20AC;?  opened  on  Sunday,  Nov.  11,  in  the   restaurant  and  barâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  billiards  room.  The   exhibition   will   be   up   until   Jan.   1   and   features  14  of  Nazariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  canvas  and  pa-­ per  works  made  with  materials  such  as   acrylics,  inks  and  charcoal. Nazari   came   to   the   United   States   in   2011   from   Iran,   where   she   grew   up   and  completed  her  BFA  studies  in  2007.   Recently  transferred  from  the  Memphis   College   of   Art   in   Tenn.,   she   is   in   her   ÂżUVW VHPHVWHU DW 1HZ 3DOW] DQG SXUVX-­ ing  an  MFA  in  painting. 1D]DULVDLGKHUSDLQWLQJVDUHLQĂ&#x20AC;X-­ enced  by  both  the  history  of  her  coun-­ try   and   living   in   the   west,   placing   her   cultureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;ancient  architectural  shapesâ&#x20AC;?   alongside   â&#x20AC;&#x153;contemporary   urban   build-­ ing  forms.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  paintings  touch  upon  my  feel-­ ings  for  particular  landscapes  and  archi-­ tecture  and  how  the  passage  of  time  re-­ claims  and  shapes  that  terrain.  A  sense   of  moving  through  life  and  of  walking   WKURXJKFLWLHVZKLOHUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWLQJXSRQWKH elusiveness  of  space,  whether  we  are  in   crowds   or   surrounded   by   emptiness,â&#x20AC;?   she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aerial  views,  mind-­mapping   and   tracing   of   different   geographies   play  a  role  in  my  work.â&#x20AC;? 9DOHULH :HUGHU D 1HZ 3DOW] DOXP working   toward   a   masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   degree   in   Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   art   history   program,   has   been   in   charge   of   curating   shows   for   about  a  year  and  a  half  at  the  two-­year   old  gallery  space  in  the  billiards  room.   Werder   said   she   found   Nazari   af-­ ter  reaching  out  to  Matthew  Friday,  the   JUDGXDWHFRRUGLQDWRUDW1HZ3DOW]ZKR sent  an  email  to  all  MFA  students  noti-­

3+272%<6$0$17+$6&+:$57= Zahra  Nazariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  exhibition  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Topologiesâ&#x20AC;?  will  be  shown  in  Bacchus  until  Jan.  1.  

fying  them  of  the  exhibition  opportuni-­ ties  at  Bacchus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  wanted  to  develop  a  closer  rela-­ tionship  between  the  gallery  space  and   WKH 681< 1HZ 3DOW] %)$ DQG 0)$ programs,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  feel  like  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   the  ones  who  would  most  directly  ben-­ HÂżW IURP JHWWLQJ D VROR VKRZ DQG , ZRXOGEHQHÂżWDORWIURPZRUNLQJZLWK artists  who  are  starting  out  their  careers   to   kind   of   develop   a   relationship   be-­ tween  curator  and  artist.â&#x20AC;? :HUGHU VDLG 1D]DUL ZDV WKH ÂżUVW

exhibitor  she  selected  from  student  re-­ sponses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   really   loved   her   work   because   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  visually  striking,  and  I  think  that  it   is  conceptually  rich  as  well,â&#x20AC;?  she  said. Werder   said   the   process   of   putting   on   the   exhibition   has   involved   close   collaboration  with  Nazari  from  the  be-­ ginning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That   was   what   was   important   to   me,  that  she  felt  like  she  had  the  space   to  make  a  lot  of  decisions  in  the  show,â&#x20AC;?   she  said.

Thursday,  November  15,  2012

Nazari,  who   has   exhibited  all   over   the   United   States   and   internationally,   said   the   exhibition   at   Bacchus   is   her   ÂżUVWLQDSXEOLFVSDFHLQVWHDGRIDQDUW gallery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One   of   the   reasons   I   am   happy   with  this  show  is  because  showing  my   work  in  that  public  space  makes  it  more   possible  to  have  a  wider  range  of  audi-­ ence,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also,  the  size  of  these   paintings   and   works   on   paper   allow   them  to  make  their  presence  felt  on  the   walls  of  that  big  space.â&#x20AC;?


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ONE (BAT)MAN SHOW MIXES GEEK LOVE AND PERSONAL MEMOIR By  Carolyn  Quimby A&E  Editor  |  Carolyn.quimby@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Some   men   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   be   bought,   bullied,   reasoned  or  negotiated  with.  Some  men  just   want  to  be  dorks.   Actor  and  comedian  Jason  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   one-­man   show,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Dork   Knight,â&#x20AC;?   ex-­ plores  how  he  got  his  scars  through  memoir,   impressions,  pop-­culture  references  and,  of   FRXUVHWKH%DWPDQÂżOPV On   Sunday,   Nov.   11,   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell   per-­ formed   his   show   at   2   and   8   p.m.   and   held   a  workshop  for    SUNY  New  Paltz  students   between   the   performances.   The   workshop   was   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;free-­form   conversation,   lecture   and   Q&Aâ&#x20AC;?  about  creating  a  solo  piece  and  how   liberating   â&#x20AC;&#x153;self-­generated   workâ&#x20AC;?   can   be   to   performers,  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell  said.   Ally   Farzetta,   president   of   Alpha   Psi   Omega,   the   National   Theater   Honor   Soci-­ ety,   was   responsible   for   bringing   the   show   to  campus.   Farzetta   met   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell   this   summer   while  working  as  an  acting  apprentice  at  the   Hudson  Valley  Shakespeare  Festival  where   KHÂśVEHHQDFRPSDQ\PHPEHUIRUÂżYHFRQ secutive   seasons.   After   seeing   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Dork   Knight,â&#x20AC;?  she  said  she  approached  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell   to  ask  if  he  would  want  to  perform  the  show  

at  New  Paltz.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;He  did  a  special  showing  for  the  cast   and   crew   of   the   festival...and   I   saw   it   and   just   thought   it   was   phe-­ n o m e n a l , â&#x20AC;?   F a r z e t t a   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   was   so   moved   and   touched   by   it.   I   thought  it  so   a p p l i c a b l e   to   anyone   at   any   age   and   it   could   be   such   a   great   per-­ formance   to   put   on   at   a   college.â&#x20AC;?   1HZ 3DOW] LV WKH ÂżUVW XQLYHUVLW\ Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell   has   performed   the   show   at,   but   he   hopes   to   bring   it   to   other   campuses,   he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   experience   was   overwhelmingly   positive,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  wait  to  do  more,   and   am   hoping   to   begin   by   bringing   the   show  to  LIU-­CW  Post  and  my  alma  mater,   Hofstra  University,  in  the  near  future.â&#x20AC;?

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell   said   he   had   the   initial   idea   for  the  show  in  2005,  but  it  was  simply  â&#x20AC;&#x153;a   showcaseâ&#x20AC;?  for  his  impersonations  and  come-­ dic  â&#x20AC;&#x153;musingsâ&#x20AC;?   about  the  Bat-­ PDQ ÂżOPV He   said   the   piece   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   transformed   into   a   per-­ sonal   memoir   until   2009   or   2010  after  be-­ ing   â&#x20AC;&#x153;greatlyâ&#x20AC;?   affected   by   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Dark   .QLJKW´ ÂżOP and  taking  the   suggestion   of   another   writ-­ er. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  began  writing  a  monologue  about  my   own  insecurities  as  a  man  and  a  performer,   but  spoken  through  the  voice  of  Heath  Led-­ gerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Joker,  and  that  idea  of  having  various   actors/characters  from  the  movies  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;speakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  to   me  at  different  points  in  my  life  became  the   spine  of  the  piece,â&#x20AC;?  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell  said.   Farzetta   said   the   show   â&#x20AC;&#x153;works   really   wellâ&#x20AC;?   because   of   its   simplicity   in   light-­

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for better or worse, they inform the lives we lead and the work we create in the world.â&#x20AC;? -JASON Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CONNELL.

ing,   staging   and   sound.   She   said   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   just   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell   onstage   with   a   stool,   talking   to   the  audience,  doing  impressions  of  Batman   characters  and  giving  his  commentary.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  deeply  personal  show,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;By  the  end,  I  was  in  tears.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  very  beauti-­ ful  and  touching,  but  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  also  very  funny  at   the  same  time.â&#x20AC;?   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Dork   Knightâ&#x20AC;?   lifts   the   mask   off   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Batman  obsession,  and  he  said   he   hopes   people   who   see   the   show   are   re-­ minded  of  their  own  â&#x20AC;&#x153;sometimes  irrationally   intense  feelingsâ&#x20AC;?  for  what  they  care  about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  like  people  to  come  away  from  the   show  embracing  their  own  personal  obses-­ sions   and   seeing   that   those   obsessions   can   be   inspirations   as   well   as   diversions,â&#x20AC;?   he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   reason   we   love   the   things   we  love  and,  for  better  or  worse,  they  inform   the  lives  we  lead  and  the  work  we  create  in   the  world.â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell   said   he   was   inspired   by   a   one-­man  show  of  the  Star  Wars  Trilogy,  and   while  it  contained  impressions,  it  lacked  the   personal  element  that  he  was  aiming  for.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  always  thought  the  show  was  about   Batman,  but  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  actually  much  more  about   me,   and   to   have   that   mean   something   to   people   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   even   to   just   one   person   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;     is   more  than  I  ever  dreamed  of,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.

Grand Slamming Down The House NATIONAL COMPETITION TEAM FINALIZED DURING ANNUAL POETRY EVENT By  Suzy  Berkowitz Copy  Editor  |  Sabbasberkowitz90@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

The  Slam  Teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  annual  Grand  Slam  com-­ petition  proved  to  be  a  hit.   Featuring  Jared  Singer,  a  professional  poet   from  New  York  City,  a  harshly  lit  Student  Union    ZDV ÂżOOHG ZLWK HLJKW SRHWV Y\LQJ IRU ÂżYH spots  on  the  team  that  will  advance  to  national   competitions  in  the  spring.     Poets   stepped   up   to   the   plate   one   by   one,   VODPPLQJ WKHLU ZD\ LQWR WKH MXGJHVÂś ² ÂżYH randomly   selected   audience   members   with   no   personal   bias   toward   any   of   the   competi-­ tors  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  good  books.  After  two  rounds  of  slam-­ ming,  the  scores,  ranging  from  one  to  10,  were   added  together  after  the  lowest  and  highest  were   GURSSHG7KHÂżYHSRHWVZLWKWKHKLJKHVWVFRUHV

made  the  team.   Among   the   competitors   was  Aaron  Trem-­ per,  a  third-­year  English  major  who  had  always   struck  out  when  batting  in  other  Grand  Slams,   but  this  year  he  hoped  there  would  be  a  different   outcome.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   that   strong   of   a   writer,   but   last   year,  I  worked  with  the  team  and  immersed  my-­ self  in  slam  poetry  culture,  and  it  really  helped,â&#x20AC;?   Tremper  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;When  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  up  there,  you  just   hope  your  performance  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  seem  to  last  long   for  the  audience.â&#x20AC;?   Tremper  said  he  has  always  tried  to  write   poems  that  appeal  to  a  greater  audience  as  op-­ posed   to   poems   based   on   his   personal   experi-­ ences.   Whether   it   be   queer   or   feminist   issues,   he  has  taken  to  slamming  about  social  injustices   that  people  in  the  audience  can  relate  to.  

$V %ULWWDQ\ 3DWDQH D ÂżUVWWLPH VODPPHU and  third-­year  art  education  major,  addressed  a   VH[LVW'U3HSSHUFRPPHUFLDOLQWKHÂżUVWURXQG snaps  from  the  audience  resonated  through  the   room  at  the  height  of  her  performance.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  never  been  good  at  public  speaking,   but  when  I  get  up  there,  nothing  else  matters  but   the  poem  and  I  feel  like  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  how  it  should  be,â&#x20AC;?   3DWDQHVDLGÂł,ÂśPQHUYRXV7KLVLVWKHÂżUVWWLPH Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  trying  out,  and  a  lot  of  people  have  tried  out   before  so  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  kind  of  the  underdog.  Then  again,   I  made  it  to  the  Grand  Slam  so  I  must  be  doing   something  right.â&#x20AC;? Ben   Golden,   slam   team   co-­president   and   fourth-­year   radio   and   production   major,   used   humor  and  self-­deprecation  as  selling  points  for   KLVÂżUVWURXQGSRHP+HVDLGWKRVHDUHKLVFRP monly  used  tactics.

Thursday,  November  15,  2012

â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  style  is  to  be  a  little  more  humanist,   just  about  personal  experience  and  personal  is-­ sues,â&#x20AC;?  Golden  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  try  to  swing  toward  com-­ edy   whenever   possible,   but   some   of   my   new   pieces  have  taken  a  more  serious  direction.â&#x20AC;?   Golden   said   he   prepared   for   the   competi-­ tion  by  traveling  down  to  the  city  and  attending   slams,   where   he   met   and   interacted   with   new   artists  who  share  a  common  interest.   The  winners  of  the  Grand  Slam  were  Chris-­ tine   Richin,   Brittany   Patane,   Aaron   Tremper,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bre  M-­oâ&#x20AC;?  and  James  Warren. Patane   said   the   impact   on   the   audience   is   what  really  counts.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  was  inspired  to  become  involved  in  slam   poetry,   and   if   you   could   inspire   at   least   one   person  in  the  audience  with  your  poem,  it  was   worth  it,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  


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Colorful Climbing Community

LOCAL ARTIST DESIGNS MURAL FOR THE INNER WALL By  Carolyn  Quimby   A&E  Editor  |  Carolyn.quimby@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

The  Inner  Wall,  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  indoor  rock  climbing   facility,  has  recently  undergone  a  colorful  face  lift.   Over   the   summer,   local   artist   Wendy   Toman   painted  a  mural  inside  the  gym  featuring  a  bright  col-­ or   scheme,   images   of   climbers   and   a   representation   of   the   Shawangunk   Mountains   commonly   known   as   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Gunks.â&#x20AC;? Toman,  who  moved  to  New  Paltz  in  April  2012,   said  she  came  up  with  the  idea  for  the  mural  when  she   went  to  the  gym  with  her  children  to  climb  and  noticed   the  interiorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  lack  of  color. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  just  looked  like  a  blank  canvas,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   walls  were  all  tan,  all  one  color.â&#x20AC;?   Glen  McBride,  owner  of  The  Inner  Wall,  said  To-­ man  contacted  him  about  working  together.  McBride   said   she   came   up   with   some   ideas   and   sketches   that   he  loved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  were  looking  to  do  a  makeover  anyway  and  

she   kind   of   led   the   way,â&#x20AC;?   he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;She   gave   us   the   color   palette,   the   idea   and   gave   the   staff   and   myself   direction.â&#x20AC;? Toman  said  her  goal  was  to  make  the  gym  more   aesthetically  pleasing  and  family-­friendly  and  not  too   masculine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  wanted  it  to  be  appealing  to  females  as  well  as   males,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  asked  if  it  was  okay  if  we  put  pink   and   purple   on   the   walls,   and   [Glen]   said,   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yeah,   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   1HZ3DOW]LWÂśVÂżQHÂś$OVR,ZDQWHGWRPDNHLWYHU\NLG friendly.  Kids  like  bright  colors  so  the  kid  wall  is  kind   of  a  rainbow.â&#x20AC;? With   the   cold   weather   rolling   in,   climbers   who   spent  all  summer  outdoors  have  started  to  return  to  the   gym,  and  McBride  said  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;response  has  been  incred-­ ible.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  lot  of  our  regulars  come  in  during  the  winter   season  and  then  we  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  see  them  again  all  summer,   so  a  lot  of  them  have  come  back  recently...and  are  just   amazed  at  the  changes,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  

Toman  said  she  was  â&#x20AC;&#x153;nicely  surprisedâ&#x20AC;?  when  she   started  to  hear  the  reactions  from  college  students  who   had  been  away  from  the  gym  since  the  spring  semester   and  saw  the  transformation. Fourth-­year   printmaking   BFA   Sebastian   Bauer   said   the   mural   changed   the   gymâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   interior   space   by   creating  a  more  unique  experience  for  customers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   that   the   mural   serves   the   purpose   of   brightening  up  the  space  as  well  as  creating  more  of  a   climbing  atmosphere,â&#x20AC;?  Bauer  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  helps  mask  the   fact  that  you  are  climbing  plastic  holds  on  a  wooden   wall.  It  serves  as  a  graphic  reminder  that  indoor  climb-­ ing  is,  in  fact,  linked  to  outdoor  climbing.â&#x20AC;? The  mural  process,  which  started  in  June  and  took   all  summer  to  complete,  was  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;huge  effort,â&#x20AC;?  but  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   thrilled  with  the  result,  McBride  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;To   me,   it   just   ties   everything   together   now,â&#x20AC;?   he   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  brings  everything  into  fruition  that  we  envi-­ sioned  when  we  took  over  the  gym,  because  it  just  cre-­ ates  an  atmosphere  of  fun  and  enjoyment.â&#x20AC;?

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Seasonal Single Hits A Sour Note

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;FRIDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; PRODUCER WILSON GETS IT WRONG AGAIN By  Rachel  Freeman Managing  Editor  |  Rachel.freeman17@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thanksgivingâ&#x20AC;? Nicole Westbrook Many  moons  ago  I  wrote  a  review  of  Rebecca  Blackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  week-­ day  wreck  of  a  song  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friday.â&#x20AC;?  Now,  Producer  Patrice  Wilson  has   released  a  holiday  horror  in  the  form  of  young  Nicole  Westbrookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Thanksgiving.â&#x20AC;? While  Westbrook  hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  quite  reached  the  hype  of  Black,  this   song  has  racked  up  6,271,442  views  (442  of  which  are  mine)  as  of   Nov.  14  after  being  posted  on  Nov.  7. I  will  now  take  you  step  by  step  through  this  video  (you  can   THANK  me  later). So   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   all   about   counting   down   the   days   to   Thanksgiving.   After  all,  it  is  the  most  wonderful  food  coma-­inducing  day  of  the   year.  Maybe  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  even  sat  on  my  bed  staring  longingly  at  my  cal-­ endar  while  donning  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dance  Until  Dawnâ&#x20AC;?  shirt,  but  I  will  neither   FRQÂżUPQRUGHQ\LW

Upon  hearing  the  words  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  wide  awake  and  I  should  take   a  step  to  say  thank  you,  thank  you/  for  the  things  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  done  and   what  you  did,  oh  yeah,  ooh  yeah,â&#x20AC;?  I  have  to  admit,  I  blushed.  Ni-­ cole  Westbrook  thanking  â&#x20AC;Śme?    I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  what  it  is  I  did,  but   I  feel  damn  good  about  myself  now. We  are  then  brought  into  a  joyous  montage,  which  pays  hom-­ age  to  Blackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  earth  shattering  lyrics  describing  the  order  of  the   days  of  the  week.  Westbrook  so  kindly  informs  us  that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;December   was  Christmas/  January  was  New  Years/  April  was  Easter/  And  the   4th  of  July,â&#x20AC;?  accompanied  by  shots  of  middle  schoolers  partaking   in  each  holidayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  traditional  activity,  like  Westbrook  showing  off  a   QHZEDVNHWDQGZDWFKLQJÂżUHZRUNVZLWKIULHQGV 2XUJLUOEHJLQVFRRNLQJXSDVWRUPDVH[HPSOLÂżHGE\Âł:LWK a  turkey,  hey/mashed  potatoes,  hey.â&#x20AC;?  Even  though  sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  all  smiles   as  she  takes  the  turkey  out  of  the  oven  and  mixes  those  potatoes,   my  heart  broke.  Why  is  this  adolescent  girl  making  her  own  tur-­ key?  By  herself?  What  kind  of  cruel  world  is  this?   As   she   revels   in   all   that   is   Thanksgiving,   out   pops   Wilson   himself,  in  typical  Ark  Music  Factory  fashion.    While  his  two  gi-­ ant  diamonds  will  remain  forever  questionable,  his  jewelry  choices   fall  to  the  wayside  when  you  stop  and  think  about  the  fact  that  he   is  for  some  reason  lurking  at  all  of  their  holiday  festivities.    Give   the  girl  some  space,  man. One  by  one  her  friends  arrive  for  the  feast,  but  most  impor-­

tantly  Wilson  comes  decked  out  in  a  full  on  turkey  suit  as  he  dances   LQWR:HVWEURRNÂśVKRPHOLNHWKLVLVDOOÂżQHDQGQRUPDO1R3DWULFH no.    How  are  you  even  a  person?  You  have  made  me  question  my   place  in  this  world. The  height  of  the  video  comes  when  the  rap  is  for  once  del-­ egated  to  the  songstress  herself,  instead  of  Wilson  (one  thing  I  am   truly  thankful  for).    It  is  within  this  rap  that  I  have  found  my  new   mantra:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  hateful,  gotta  be  grateful.â&#x20AC;?    This  could  be  the   new  â&#x20AC;&#x153;YOLO.â&#x20AC;?  â&#x20AC;&#x153;CBHGBG,â&#x20AC;?  anyone? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mashed   potatoes   on   my,   on   my   table/   I   got   ribs   smelling   up  my  neighborsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  cribs.â&#x20AC;?  What?  Ribs?  And  you  claim  this  is  your   â&#x20AC;&#x153;favoriteâ&#x20AC;?  day,  Nicole?  Blasphemy.  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  even  eat  meat  and  I  feel   personally   offended   by   this.   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   care   how   badly   you   wanted   to  use  the  word  â&#x20AC;&#x153;cribs.â&#x20AC;?  Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  crossed  the  line.  The  line  thinly   drawn  in  turkey  grease  and  tears. Then  she  starts  singing  into  a  turkey  leg.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  vaguely  phallic,   very  uncomfortable  and  you  lost  me  when  you  had  the  audacity  to   bring  up  ribs  on  Thanksgiving  anyway.  Plus  I  considered  blinding   P\VHOIZLWKDFLGDIWHUVHHLQJDPLGGOHDJHGPDQLQDWXUNH\VXLWÂżVW pumping  among  12-­year-­olds.   Although  this  anthemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  lifespan  is  short,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  sure  everyone   will  be  singing  it  on  Nov.  22  as  they  drink  heavily  to  avoid  actu-­ ally  dealing  with  those  family  members  they  only  see  that  one  day   when  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  â&#x20AC;&#x153;gotta  be  grateful.â&#x20AC;?

The Man With The Terrible Movie

RZA DEBUTS A KUNG FU FLOP FULL OF LAUGHS By  Molly  Hone Copy  Editor  |  Mhone51@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

The Man With The Iron Fists Directed by RZA

Russell  Crowe  wearing  tiny  glasses.  The  main  antago-­ nistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  striking  resemblance  to  David  Bowie  in  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Labyrinth.â&#x20AC;?   Awkward  cannibal  jokes  made  by  a  sassy  old  man. These   are   the   things   I   remember   most   clearly   about   Âł7KH0DQZLWKWKH,URQ)LVWV´DQHZPDUWLDODUWVÂżOPGL rected   and   co-­written   by   RZA   (of   Wu-­Tang   Clan   fame),   who  scored  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;presented  byâ&#x20AC;?  credit  from  Quentin  Tarantino. I  think  anyone  with  an  ounce  of  patience  and  a  sense  

of  humor  will  tell  you  they  have  a  soft  spot  for  enjoyably   EDGÂżOPV$EDGÂżOPWKDWGRHVQÂśWPDNH\RXIHHOOLNH\RXÂśYH absolutely  wasted  an  hour  or  so  of  your  life  is  a  real  gem,   and  RZAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  martial  arts  mess  is  a  diamond  in  the  rough. In   a   small   Chinese   village   in   the   19th   century,   the   %ODFNVPLWK 5=$ ÂżQGVKLPVHOILQWKHPLGGOHRIDVHULHV of  increasingly  violent  altercations  between  warring  clans   who   use   his   deadly   weapons.  After   one   clan   brutally   dis-­ members  him,  the  Blacksmith  vows  to  protect  the  village   from   further   violence   with   his   newest,   greatest,   most   mi-­ UDFXORXVO\IXQFWLRQDOZHDSRQLURQÂżVWV +H ÂżQGV DOOLHV LQ =HQ <L WKH ;%ODGH 5LFN <XQH  son  of  the  Lion  Clanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  murdered  leader  out  for  vengeance   against   David   Bowie   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   um,   I   mean,   Silver   Lion   (Byron   Mann)  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  Jack  Knife  (Crowe),  an  opium-­addicted  ba-­ dass  hired  to  protect  government  gold  (a  current  source  of   FODQFRQĂ&#x20AC;LFW SDVVLQJWKURXJKWKHYLOODJH Yeah,   the   plot   seemed   a   little   threadbare   to   me.   But   the  gratuitous  violence  and  cartoonish  special  effects,  com-­

Thursday,  November  15,  2012

ELQHG ZLWK VWLIĂ&#x20AC;\GHOLYHUHG FRUQ\ GLDORJXH DQG EL]DUUH costume  and  hair/makeup  choices,  is  enough  to  make  you   almost  admire  the  forgettable  premise.  I  mean,  as  far  as  the   costumes  go,  the  highlight  was  Jack  Knifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  tiny,  tiny  glass-­ es.  He  was  basically  an  anthropomorphic  cartoon  mole  with   those  frames  gingerly  perched  on  the  tip  of  his  nose,  and  it   NLQGRIPDGHWKHÂżOPIRUPH 7KHÂżOPPD\KDYHEHHQDMRNHEXWLWZDVRQH,QHHGHG to   take.   Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   just   a   little   more   than   a   month   until   this   semester   is   over.   If   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   graduating   in   December,   like   I   am,   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   freaking   out,   and   if   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   not,   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   still   freaking  out.  And  if  your  personal  life  is  also  as  hectic  as   your  academic  life,  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  probably  spending  a  lot  of  time   taking  things  too  seriously.  Sometimes  you  just  need  to  see   DÂżOPWKDWPDNHV\RXEHOO\ODXJKRXWRIVKHHUEDIĂ&#x20AC;HPHQW as  you  question  how  it  even  received  funding.  Sometimes   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  best  thing  for  you,  even  if,  by  the  time  you  get  to  the   parking  lot,  all  you  can  remember  are  the  wonderfully  poor   costume  choices.


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The  New  Paltz  Oracle

The Show New Paltz Deserves

Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CONNELLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;THE DORK KNIGHTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; IS SUPER By  Katherine  Speller Features  Editor  |  Katherine.speller79@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dork Knightâ&#x20AC;? Written and Directed by Jason Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell

When   Jason   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell   appears   on   the   Parker   Theatre   stage,   an   ominous   score   fades   out.   He   stares   straight   into   the   crowd,  as  if  there  were  a  mirror,  speaking  in  Michael  Keatonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   jittery  tone  confessing  he  is,  in  fact,  Batman.  He  turns  back  to   tell   his   mother   to   give   him   just   a   little   more   time   to   rehearse   with  the  bathroom  mirror;Íž  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  done  in  a  minute.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   refreshing   to   see   geekery   in   its   organic   form:   that   completely  genuine  love  for  something  without  a  trace  of  iro-­ ny.   When   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell   performs   his   one   man   show   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Dork   Knight,â&#x20AC;?   he   serves   self-­deprecating,   witty   and   surprisingly   heartfelt  moments  for  a  work  derived  from  a  comic  book. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   show   builds   a   narrative   off   his   impressions   of  different  characters  from  Batman  canon  including  older  fa-­ vorites  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Keatonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Batman,  Jack  Nicholsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Joker,  Jim  Car-­ reyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Riddler,   Danny   DeVitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Penguin   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   and   new   classics   like   Christian   Baleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Batman,   Heath   Ledgerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Joker   and  Tom   Hardyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Bane.     In   some   parts   of   the   show,   he   transforms   in   posture   and   YRLFHĂ&#x20AC;XLGO\EHWZHHQIRXURUÂżYHGLIIHUHQWFKDUDFWHUVKROGLQJ boisterous  conversations  with  himself  as  his  Batman  characters   deliver   harsh   truths   about   his   professional   and   love   lives.   He   later   mentions   that   the   quirks   from   his   Batman   arsenal   have   wormed  their  way  into  his  other  characters  in  his  work  as  an  ac-­ tor:  Keatonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  brooding  Batman  hides  in  the  layers  of  his  Ham-­ let,  Carreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Riddler  is  under  his  Mercutio,  DeVitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  monstrous  

Penguin  stance  is  mimicked  in  his  Richard  III. 7KHLPSUHVVLRQVYDU\LQOLNHQHVVEXWVRPHKRZQRWLQHIÂż cacy,  to  those  they  pay  homage.  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell  knows  his  strengths   and  weaknesses  from  every  angle.  Even  the  newer  impressions   that   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   as   well-­rehearsed   manage   to   remain   rounded   and   accessible.   Even   though   I   happen   to   think   Bane   sounds   a   bit   like   Grover   speaking   into   the   wrong   side   of   a   oscillating   fan,   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell  plays  on  the  humor  of  the  villainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  less-­than-­vicious   YRLFH:KHQWKHOLQHVZHUHPXGGOHGRUGLIÂżFXOWWRXQGHUVWDQG itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  done  on  purpose.   A  stand-­out  part  of  the  show  was  when  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell  took  on   Arnold   Schwarzeneggerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Mr.   Freeze,   using   the   governatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   thick  Austrian  accent  and  seemingly-­haphazard  approach  to  act-­ ing  to  encourage  himself  not  to  let  fear  force  him  to  give  up  on   his  own  acting  dreams.  I  also  just  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  resist  the  ice-­themed   wordplay.  Call  me  a  glutton  for  punishment. The   strongest   moments   in   the   show   were   the   rawest:   the   ones  that  hung  over  silence  between  the  punchlines  that  com-­ manded  laughter.    Toward  the  end,  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell  turns  stage  right,   staring  down  to  his  dream  girl  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  the  much  sought  after  com-­ panion  in  his  narrative.  Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  smart,  loves  to  draw  the  way  he   did  and  loves  Batman  just  as  much  as  he  does.  The  heart-­busting   moment  is  when  he  leans  forward  addressing  her  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  his  future   daughter  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  telling  her  that  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  okay,  girls  can  dress  as  Batman   too.   Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell  is  candid  in  discussing  the  women  in  his  life  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   giving  them  each  a  character  pseudonym  and  honestly  and  ma-­ turely  recalling  his  own  misdeeds  in  the  relationships  with  his   personal  Poison  Ivy,  Vicki  Vale  and  Harley  Quinn.  This  honesty   is  so  powerful  considering  his  self-­confessed  tendency  to  place   women  on  pedestals  and  the  general  tendency  for  geek  culture   to  play  the  victim  or  commodify  women. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  what  sets  this  show  apart  from  other,  more  narcis-­ sistic  one-­man  deals:  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  always  see  himself  as   the  superhero  of  his  story,  or  even  the  hero  Gotham  deserves.     *Photo  by  William  Edward  Marsh

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YEAR: Second MAJOR: Undeclared HOMETOWN: Brewster, N.Y.

WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  YOUR  INSTRUMENT  OF  CHOICE  AND  WHY? In  elementary  school,  we  were  able  to  try   out   each   of   the   instruments   and   for   some   reason  I  was  just  drawn  to  the  violin  and   went   with   it   and   now   I   love   it.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   so   ex-­ pressive  and  beautiful. WHAT  ARE  YOU  INVOLVED  WITH  MUSICALLY? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  in  the  College  Youth  Symphony  on  cam-­ pus   and   during   the   holiday   season,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   be   playing  with  some  other  groups  off  campus   for  different  events. WHO  ARE  YOUR  BIGGEST  INFLUENCES? The   Beatles   are   my   all   time   favorite   band.   The  Kinks.  The  Grateful  Dead.  Ray  Lamon-­ tagne.  Grace  Potter  and  the  Nocturnals. WHO  HAVE  YOU  BEEN  LISTENING  TO  LATELY? I  actually  just  bought  a  couple  jazz  albums   that  are  wonderful.  Miles  Davis.  Billie   Holiday. WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  YOUR  PLAN  FOR  THE  FUTURE? :HOO,UHDOO\KRSHWRRIÂżFLDOO\EHFRPHDPX sic  major  in  the  spring  and  go  on  to  pursue   music  therapy.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  love  to  be  able  to  use  mu-­ sic  to  improve  the  lives  of  others. ANY  ADVICE  FOR  ASPIRING  MUSICIANS? Practice.   Practice   all   the   time   and   with   dif-­ ferent   people   in   different   genres.   Just   get   as   much  experience  as  you  can.  Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  afraid   to  take  risks  and  just  keep  playing! CHECK  OUT   ABBEY  GALLAGHER PERFORMING  BY  SCANNING  THIS  CODE   WITH  ANY  SMARTPHONE!  

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tHe Deep END REBECCA BENEDICT

Majors: BFA Graphic Design Year: Fourth Influences: This and That, Anything and Everything, Colors and Patterns and Doodles “I’m looking to combine the technology of design with my appreciation for handmade elements. Taming my aesthetic decisions so that projects remain functional has been a hard process, but I’m learning!”

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COLUMN Journo  Under   Fire  In  Oswego  

Build  It  Right,  Wilmorite By  Annemarie  Courtens

ANDREW  WYRICH Editor-­In-­Chief

         Andrew.wyrich63@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Last  week,  an  Australian  journalism  student   at  SUNY  Oswego  got  into  hot  water  after  allegedly   breaking  multiple  codes  of  conduct  at  the  college.   Alex  Myers  was  tasked  with  writing  a  pro-­ ÂżOHSLHFHRIDSXEOLFÂżJXUHLQWKH2VZHJRDUHDDQG chose  their  Div.  III  hockey  coach  Ed  Gosek.  In  his   attempt  to  write  a  well-­rounded  piece,  Myers  con-­ tacted  rival  coaches  around  the  league  and  asked   them  to  respond  to  a  few  run-­of-­the-­mill  questions   about  the  coach,  which  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  raise  any  eyebrows.   However,  the  ending  of  Myersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  email  sparked   controversy.   Myers,  in  an  attempt  to  gain  candid  and  hon-­ est   responses   from   the   coaches,   ended   his   email   ZLWKÂł%HDVIRUWKFRPLQJDV\RXOLNHZKDW\RXVD\ about  Mr.  Gosek  does  not  have  to  be  positive.â&#x20AC;?   What   transpired   afterwards   is   troubling   for   any  college  journalist.   The  day  after  sending  the  email,  Myers  was   VXVSHQGHG IURP 2VZHJR LQGHÂżQLWHO\ WROG WR UH move  all  of  his  belongings  from  his  residence  hall   and  was  subject  to  arrest  if  he  entered  any  of  the   campus  buildings.  Why?  Because  he  allegedly  vio-­ lated  the  universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  code  of  conduct.   Among  Myersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  charges  was  a  section  of  the   FRGHWKDWFRYHUVÂłKDUDVVPHQWLQWLPLGDWLRQVWDON ing,  domestic  violence,  or  creating  a  hostile  envi-­ ronment  through  discrimination  or  bias  toward  any   individual   or   group,â&#x20AC;?   and   even   more   disturbing   ²³LQYDVLRQRISULYDF\´ As   journalists,   we   are   expected   to   print   the   truth.  From  Myersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  email,  it  is  clear  he  was  not  at-­ WHPSWLQJWRÂłWDNHGRZQ´*RVHN²LQIDFWKHZDV DWWHPSWLQJWRDGGGHSWKWRDSURÂżOHSLHFHLQVWHDGRI gushing  about  the  coach  in  a  PR-­like  fashion  that   unfortunately   seems   to   have   become   a   norm   for   those  types  of  pieces.   +LVTXHVWLRQZDVQRWLQĂ&#x20AC;DPPDWRU\GLGQÂśWLQ vite  harsh  response  and  in  no  way  is  close  to  defa-­ mation,  and  only  offered  his  sources  the  chance  to   be  honest.   6WDQG VWURQJ $OH[ -RXUQDOLVP WKH ÂżUVW amendment  and  common  sense  are  on  your  side  on   this  one.  Oswego  reacted  in  a  way  that  is  frankly   embarrassing  for  any  institution  and  you  will  come   out  on  top.  

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As   the   next   town   board   meeting   regarding   the  development  of  Park  Point  approaches,  we  stu-­ dents  need  to  inform  ourselves  on  the  projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  de-­ tails.  Additional  housing  is  needed  for  the  college   community  so  the  fact  that  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  being  addressed  and   pushed   forward   is   a   positive   achievement   for   the   campus.  However,  when  you  begin  to  sift  through   the   300   page   Draft   Environmental   Impact   State-­ ment  (DEIS),  a  document  required  by  law  prior  to   construction  that  analyzes  the  developmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  plan   and  its  effect  on  the  surrounding  environment,  the   report  indicates  that  this  acclaimed  addition  to  the   college  may  not  meet  the  standards  for  sustainabil-­ ity   set   by   SUNY   New   Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   own   Sustainability   Plan.   So,  what  is  Park  Point?  Park  Point  is  a  pro-­ posed  housing  complex  that  will  be  located  off  of   Route  32  South  as  an  off-­campus  apartment  option   VSHFLÂżFDOO\IRUVWXGHQWVDQGIDFXOW\+RXVLQJRYHU 700   people   within   the   complex,   the   development   will   have   to   construct   its   own   sewage   treatment   facility  and  well  water  supply.  The  location  of  the   complex  is  on  SUNY  Foundation  land  which  will   be  leased  to  the  private  corporation  Wilmorite  to  be   VHSDUDWHO\EXLOWDQGSURÂżWHGIURPDQGWKHQKDQGHG over  to  SUNY  control  in  40  years.   Additional   housing   is   needed.   But   develop-­ ing   these   new   buildings   with   green   standards   is   essential.   As   a   college   that   promotes   itself   and   takes   pride   in   renovating   buildings,   such   as   the   Crispell  Residence  Hall,  to  LEED  Gold  standards   and  strives  for  sustainable  practices  on  campus,  the   Park  Point  project  is  a  bit  bewildering.   LEED,   or   Leadership   in   Energy   and   Envi-­ ronmental  Design,  is  an  internationally  recognized   JUHHQ EXLOGLQJ SURJUDP WKDW SURYLGHV YHULÂżFDWLRQ of   green   building   practices   ranked   on   a   four   tier   system   (Platinum   being   the   highest   followed   by   Gold,  Silver  and  Bronze  ratings).  In  New  York,  all  

SXEOLF EXLOGLQJV DUH UHTXLUHG WR EH FHUWLÂżHG /((' Silver.  Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  loophole  for  Park  Point  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  it  does   QRWQHHGWRDELGHWRWKHVHFHUWLÂżFDWLRQUXOHVVLQFHLWÂśV being  built  by  a  private  company  on  private  land  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   VRSUHVVXULQJ:LOPRULWHIRUJUHHQEXLOGLQJFHUWLÂżFD tion  is  absolutely  vital.  And  if  the  complex  is  going   to  be  in  SUNY  hands  in  40  years  (and  who  knows   what   kind   of   green   standards   will   exist   then)   the   question  I  ask  is,  why  not  build  it  right  from  the  start   and  use  this  as  an  opportunity  to  set  an  example  for   the  rest  of  SUNY  and  other  higher  education  institu-­ tions  for  establishing  more  environmentally  sustain-­ DEOHDQGHIÂżFLHQWSUDFWLFHV" Some  concerns  that  were  apparent  in  the  DEIS   report  relate  to  the  location  where  the  development   is  planned.  An  orchard  was  located  on  the  site  and  a   pear  orchard  still  operates  on  one  section  of  the  land.   The  project  plans  call  for  a  newly  drilled  well  for  the   water   supply   on   lands   that   have   residual   pesticides   present  in  the  soil.  Soil  tests  documented  high  lev-­ els  of  arsenic,  and  water  tests  showed  chemicals  and   pollutants   exceeding   their   limit   within   the   ground-­ water,  including  decachlorobiphenyl  (a  PCB),  4-­ter-­ phenyl-­d14,   dimethylnirtrobenzene,   perylene-­d12,   DQGWULSKHQ\OSKRVSKDWH XVHGDVDSODVWLFL]HUDQGÂżUH retardant).  The  fact  that  I  have  a  hard  time  pronounc-­ ing  or  recognizing  these  chemical  names  is  enough   to  keep  me  from  taking  a  sip.  More  research  that  is   communicated  to  the  wider  community  needs  to  be   done  to  ensure  the  safety  of  future  residents  and  the   surrounding  environment. Just  recently,  the  campus  released  their  Sustain-­ ability  Plan  regarding  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  effort  to  improve   and   encourage   environmental   conservation.   Within   WKHSODQLWVSHFLÂżFDOO\VWDWHVWKDWÂłWKHFROOHJHÂśVÂżUP commitment   to   making   this   institution   a   model   of   sustainability  and  a  center  of  environmental  learning   will  not  cease.â&#x20AC;?  There  are  many  positive  goals  and   achievements  within  the  plan  including  how  in  2008   WKH FROOHJH EHFDPH D ÂłVLJQDWRU\ WR WKH $PHULFDQ College  and  University  Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Climate  Commit-­

ment,  a  national  program  that  facilitates  the  expan-­ sion   of   environmental   education   and   research   and   to   improve   environmental   performance   on   college   FDPSXVHV´,WVSHFLÂżFDOO\H[SODLQVKRZWKHFDPSXVÂś effort   to   reduce   greenhouse   gases   and   become   car-­ bon  neutral  is  of  utmost  concern.   However,   when   going   back   to   the   DEIS   for   3DUN3RLQWLWVD\VÂłDWWHPSWLQJWREHFRPHFDUERQQHX tral  is  a  laudable  goal  for  this  project  but  will  remain   elusive   and   impractical.   The   cost   of   such   an   effort   in   terms   of   consultation,   design,   development,   and   actual   construction   will   cause   the   project   to   cease   as  a  viable  business  venture.â&#x20AC;?  Yes,  up  front  the  cost   of   building   with   green   technology   and   materials   is   higher;Íž  however,  the  return  over  the  years  will  prove   otherwise  since  using  less  energy  is  cost  effective.     Now   is   the   time   to   educate   yourself   and   read   up   on   the   facts   on   what   the   campus   Sustainability   Plan  claims  to  achieve  and  what  this  new  upcoming   development  will  entail.  We  are  all  aware  (or  should   be)  of  climate  change  and  how  our  actions  as  humans   KDYHFRQVHTXHQFHV7KHZRUOGÂśVUHVRXUFHVDUHÂżQLWH and  we  must  work  alongside  mother  nature  on  this   one.   Go  online  and  read  Wilmoriteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  DEIS  for  Park   Point  and  go  to  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  site  to  read  the  Sustain-­ ability  Plan,  then  come  to  the  next  town  board  meet-­ ing  on  Monday,  Nov.  19  at  7  p.m.  to  air  your  con-­ cerns.  This  is  2012,  people,  and  we  are  an  educated   and   informed   student   body   who   acknowledges   and   wants  to  preserve  our  environment  for  the  future:  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   time  to  act  and  set  a  real  model  for  the  other  college   campuses.   Columns,  op-­eds,  cartoons    and  letters,  exclud-­ ing  editorials,  are  solely  those  of  the  writers   and  do  not  necessarily  represent  the  views  of   The  New  Paltz  Oracle,  its  staff  members,  the   campus  and  university  or  the  Town  or  Village   of  New  Paltz.

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By  Cat  Tacopina Sports  Editor  |  Ctacopina97@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

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SUNY   New   Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Soccer   team   had  two  players  selected  to  the  SUNYAC  All-­ Tournament  team  for  the  2012  season. Fourth-­year   forward   Harrison   Lane   and   PLGÂżHOGHU 6KDQVKH .KRVURVKYLOL ZHUH FKRVHQ as  a  result  of  their  play  in  the  tournament.  Lane   UHFRUGHGDJRDODQG.KRVURVKYLOLWDOOLHGDQDV sist  during  the  tournament.     .KRVURVKYLOL WUDQVIHUUHG WR 681< 1HZ Paltz   as   a   junior   after   spending   two   years   at   CUNY   John   Jay.   He   played   with   the   team   in   both  his  junior  and  senior  seasons  as  one  of  the   WHDPÂśVVWDUWLQJPLGÂżHOGHUV Lane,   on   the   other   hand,   has   been   a   key   member   of   the   squad   during   each   of   his   four   seasons  for  the  Hawks.  During  his  time  at  New   Paltz,   he   has   played   as   both   a   defender   and   a   forward. .KRVURVKYLOLVDLGZKLOHKHZDVKRQRUHGWR EHVHOHFWHGIRUWKLVWHDPKHIRXQGLWGLIÂżFXOWWR be  too  excited  after  the  team  suffered  a  devas-­ WDWLQJORVVWR681<2QHRQWDLQWKHVHPLÂżQDOV of  the  conference  tournament.  He  said  he  would   rather   have   won   the   SUNYAC   championship   than  a  spot  on  the  All-­Tournament  team  roster.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   really   hoped   to   win   the   champion-­ VKLS´.KRVURVKYLOLVDLGÂł7KLVPD\EHP\ODVW time  playing  soccer  and  I  would  have  loved  to   end  the  season  with  a  championship.â&#x20AC;? He  also  said  while  the  season  did  not  end   the  way  he  would  have  wanted  it  to,  the  team   put  in  the  effort  worthy  of  winning  a  title.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  had  hoped  to  have  a  better  season,  but   our  determination  as  a  team  helped  me  get  this   DFFRPSOLVKPHQW´.KRVURVKYLOLVDLG /LNH .KRVURVKYLOL /DQH VDLG KH ZRXOG rather  have  a  tournament  title  than  a  spot  on  a   tournament  team.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being   selected   for   the   All-­Tournament   team  was  one  of  my  goals  and  expectations  go-­ ing   into   the   playoffs   and   it   means   a   lot   to   be   honored,   but   a   title   would   mean   a   lot   more,â&#x20AC;?   Lane   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   the   end,   I   always   want   whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   better  for  the  team.â&#x20AC;? In   their   teammatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   eyes,   the   effort   both   /DQHDQG.KRVURVKYLOLSXWLQWKLVVHDVRQZHUH noticed  and  admired  by  their  teammates.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They  both  stepped  up  to  the  plate  big  time   WKLV\HDU´VHFRQG\HDUPLGÂżHOGHU0DWW5XELQ stein  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shanshe  had  a  very  strong  postsea-­ son  which  helped  us  beat  Brockport.  Harrison   was  our  talisman;Íž  he  had  that  bit  of  magic  that  

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we  seemed  to  lack  at  times.  Harrison  was  truly   a  leader  for  the  team  as  he  commanded  a  great   deal  of  respect.â&#x20AC;? .KRVURVKYLOL VDLG KH RZHV PXFK RI KLV play   to   Head   Coach   Gene   Ventriglia,   who   he   said  made  the  team  contenders  in  the  last  stretch   of  the  regular  season.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;He   changed   our   style   of   play   and   really   helped   us   improve   and   win   games   in   the   last   PRQWK RI WKH VHDVRQ´ .KRVURVKYLOL VDLG Âł,

think  the  team  is  headed  in  the  right  direction   and  will  continue  to  improve  next  year.â&#x20AC;? With  the  success  of  the  team  this  season,   Lane   believes   that   success   will   continue   for   years  to  come. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  was  nice  to  see  the  younger  players  re-­ ally  step  up,â&#x20AC;?  Lane  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  was  proud  of  them   ERWKRQDQGRIIWKHÂżHOGDVVWXGHQWDWKOHWHVDQG I  am  excited  for  them  to  succeed  in  the  future.â&#x20AC;?

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I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   want   to   say   I   told   you   so,   but   I   did.   The   Tim   Tebow   experiment  in  New  York  has  been  a  miserable  failure  and  the  Jets   need  to  outright  admit  that.  The  whole  offseason  fans  were  shoveled   assurances  that  Tebow  would  become  a  lynchpin  in  a  grandiose  and   dangerous  Jets  wildcat  offense  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  acquired  to  steal  a  few   headlines  from  the  Super  Bowl  winning  Giants.  Now,  with  a  little   over  half  of  the  season  over,  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  help  but  smile,  knowing  once   DJDLQWKH-HWVKDYHEURXJKWD35QLJKWPDUHRQWRWKHPVHOYHV Admittedly,  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know    much  when  it  comes  to  football.  I   know   basics   and   can   follow   along   when   I   watch   a   game,   but   ev-­ HU\WKLQJHOVH"1DK%XW,GRNQRZD35VWXQWZKHQ,VHHRQHDQG PDQRKPDQZDV7LP7HERZRQHJLDQWREYLRXVVWLQNLQJ35VWXQW Sure,  Mark  Sanchez  hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  been  the  wunderkind  people  thought  and   wanted  him  to  be,  but  Tebow  was  not  the  answer.  Even  I  know  that.   ,WÂśVD35EOXQGHUWKH-HWVDQGWKHLUIDQVKDYHWRSD\IRU,QWKHHQG Tim  Tebow  is  a  nice  story.  Nice  stories  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  win  you  Super  Bowls.   *LYH7HERZDVKRW5H[5\DQ<RXUVHDVRQLVSUHWW\PXFKRYHU DQ\ZD\DQG0DUNÂł.LQJRIWKH,QFRPSOHWLRQ´6DQFKH]LVQRWWKH solution  for  the  present  or  long-­term  future.  Granted,  there  are  no   offensive  weapons,  but  Tebow  could  infuse  life  and  true  leadership   into  a  downtrodden  Jets  squad.  He  took  over  a  hapless  1-­4  Broncos   team   last   season   and   led   them   to   the   playoffs.  The   Jets   offensive   SKLORVRSK\DFFRUGLQJWR5\DQLVDÂłJURXQGDQGSRXQG´UXQEDVHG DWWDFNVR7HERZZRXOGÂżWVHDPOHVVO\


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DIVING  IN   SUNY  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Swim  team  began  SUNYAC  competition  with  a  win  over  SUNY  Oswego.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PHOTO  BY  ROBIN  WEINSTEIN

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The  SUNY  New  Paltz  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Swim  team  kicked   RIIWKHVHDVRQZLWKDZLQDWWKHLUÂżUVWGXDOPHHW against   SUNY   Oswego   and   hopes   to   work   toward   tak-­ ing  home  a  SUNYAC  title  during  the  championships  this   year,  fourth-­year  co-­captain  Anna  Jakubek  said.   The  womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  team  has  had  one  regular  season  dual   meet  so  far,  but  Jakubek  said  she  is  predicting  they  will   have  a  great  season.   Third-­year  co-­captain  Chelsea  Allocco  said  one  rea-­ son  this  season  is  so  different  than  last  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  is  the  fact   that  there  are  substantially  more  underclassmen.  :LWK WKH  ÂżUVW\HDUV RQ WKH WHDP $OORFFR VDLG they   now   have   more   opportunities   for   advancement,   which  gives  them  a  greater  chance  to  excel  this  season.   Âł,WKLQNWKDWWKLVVHDVRQZHFDQGHÂżQLWHO\GREHWWHU than  last  year.  We  are  a  strong  and  deep  team,  and  I  think   that   we   can   better   our   SUNYAC   placement,   and   hope-­

fully  get  more  girls  to  the  national  level,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;With   this   group   of   freshmen   girls,   we   are   so   much   better   off   than  last  year,  and  I  think  it  will  make  a  huge  difference.   We  should  have  a  fantastic  season.â&#x20AC;? Jakubek   said   not   only   does   this   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   team   have   a   great   dynamic,   but   they   have   spent   more   time   on   nutri-­ tion  and  exercise  during  the  preseason,  allowing  for  each   member  to  be  more  on  point.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   year   we   stepped   up   as   a   team   and   devoted   a   lot  of  our  effort  in  the  preseason  toward  getting  in  great   shape   so   that   we   were   ready   for   the   start   of   the   regular   season,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  also  started  focusing  on  promot-­ ing  healthier  eating  habits  on  our  team,  which  we  know   will  make  a  huge  difference  in  the  way  we  train,  race  and   improve  throughout  the  season.â&#x20AC;? Jakubek   said   she   has   also   seen   an   improvement   in   training  participation  and  enthusiasm  this  season.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  terms  of  practices,  our  girls  have  really  stepped   up   this   year,   training   hard   in   the   pool   and   the   weight  

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room,   as   well   as   maintaining   a   positive   attitude   day   in   and  day  out,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.    â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mental  mindset  is  a  huge  part  of   swimming,  and  we  feed  off  of  each  othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  energy,  so  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   really  important  to  stay  positive  every  day  no  matter  how   hard  it  gets.â&#x20AC;? Jakubek  said  the  team  has  become  stronger  through   emphasis   on   stroke   technique   and   core   strengthening   work  earlier  in  the  semester.   Âł,IHHO>WKLVWUDLQLQJKDV@GHÂżQLWHO\KHOSHGNHHSRXU strokes  together  and  build  our  strength  for  when  the  work-­ RXWVVWDUWHGWRLQFUHDVHLQGLIÂżFXOW\´VKHVDLG Jakubek  said  she  believes  that  this  year,  her  team  will   take  home  the  SUNYAC  title.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   know   we   have   what   it   takes,â&#x20AC;?   she   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   is   going   to   require   every   person   on   this   team   to   give   110   percent  every  day,  but  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  willing  to  do  anything  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  it   isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  going  to  be  just  one  person  that  wins  it  all  for  us,  it   has   to   be   culmination   of   every   lady   hawk   putting   forth   their  best.  If  we  can  do  that,  I  have  no  doubts.â&#x20AC;?


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In   life,   everyone   has   their   calling.   It   speaks   to   them   most   above   anything   else.  Joe  Palumboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  calling  is  serving  in   the  military. Palumbo,   a   fourth-­year   co-­captain   for   the   Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Rugby   team,   has   played     all   four   years   of   his   college   career.   He   SOD\HG KLV ÂżQDO PDWFK RQ 6XQGD\ 2FW 21  against  Molloy  College  during  which   he   touched   down   four   tries   in   a   33-­23   YLFWRU\+HGLGQRWÂżQLVKRXWWKHVHDVRQ due  to  his  impending  deployment.   Palumboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  family  is  rich  with  mili-­ tary  veterans  and  experience.  His  grand-­ father  fought  in  the  Korean  War  and  his   cousins  are  currently  serving  in  Iraq.   Palumbo   said   his   familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   military   EDFNJURXQG ZDV LQĂ&#x20AC;XHQWLDO LQ KLV GHFL VLRQWRHQOLVW+HLVFRQÂżGHQWWKDWVHUY ing  is  something  he  is  willing  to  commit   to  for  a  good  portion  of  his  life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  love  serving  and  plan  to  continue   for   many   years   and   possibly   make   it   a   career  for  myself,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  oppor-­ tunities  for  advancement  are  endless  and  

based   on   performance,   so   you   dictate   your  own  future.â&#x20AC;? Palumbo   has   cherished   playing   rugby  since  he  set  foot  onto  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   FDPSXV DV D ÂżUVW\HDU VWXGHQW 7KH FD maraderie  that  the  team  had  was  some-­ thing  he  appreciated  which  has  translat-­ HGRQDQGRIIWKHÂżHOG+HJLYHVSUDLVH WR +HDG &RDFK *XV 6DVVR DQG KLV IHO low   co-­captains   for   contributing   to   the   success   he   has   enjoyed   as   a   New   Paltz   rugby  player. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  would  argue  and  say  that  we  are   the  closest  team  in  New  Paltz,  and  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the  way  that  a  team  should  be,â&#x20AC;?  Palum-­ bo   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone   respects   and   helps   one   another   and   it   is   rare   that   you   will   ÂżQG RQH UXJE\ SOD\HU RXW VRPHZKHUH without  a  buddy  or  two  from  the  team.â&#x20AC;? A   â&#x20AC;&#x153;buddy   or   twoâ&#x20AC;?   of   Palumboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   have  been  very  supportive  of  their  team-­ mate.  Fellow  rugby  players  fourth-­year   Joe  Kruk  and  fourth-­year  James  Flynn-­ Kocourek  praise  Palumboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  decision  to   enlist   in   the  Army   and   his   future   pros-­ pects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   am   so   proud   of   Joe   being   a   part  

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year  as  a  captain  on  the  rugby  team.  He   inspires   and   pushes   the   people   around   him  to  be  better  with  his  work  ethic  and   dedication  and  I  think  that  is  his  biggest   strength  that  carries  over  into  the  army.â&#x20AC;?

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