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New Â Paltz Â Makes Â New Â Director Â of Â Alumni Â Relations Kiplingerâ€™s Â List Appointed By Â Angela Â Matua Sports Â Editor| Â N02039845@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu PHOTO Â BY Â ROBIN Â WEINSTEIN
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SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â has Â been Â chosen Â as Â one Â of Â the Â top Â public Â four-Âyear Â institutions Â of Â higher Â education Â in Â the Â country, Â according Â to Â Kiplingerâ€™s Â Personal Â Finance Â magazine. New Â Paltz Â was Â ranked Â No. Â 44 Â out Â of Â 100 Â in Â Kiplingerâ€™s Â list Â of Â â€œBest Â Values Â in Â Public Â Colleges Â 2013â€? Â â€” Â climbing Â 11 Â spots Â from Â last Â year. While Â the Â 44th Â position Â is Â the Â ranking Â for Â in-Âstate Â schools, Â New Â Paltz Â also Â ranked Â 29th Â for Â out-Âof-Âstate. According Â to Â its Â website Â Kiplingerâ€™s Â starts Â with Â data Â on Â the Â nearly Â 600 Â public Â four-Âyear Â schools Â provided Â by Â Petersonâ€™s, Â a Â college Â information Â website Â and Â guide. Â Â From Â there, Â Kiplingerâ€™s Â adds Â in Â their Â report-Â ing. Â The Â metrics Â breakdown Â works Â out Â to Â be Â 45 Â percent Â cost Â factors Â and Â 55 Â percent Â qual-Â ity Â factors. Â Those Â two Â categories Â are Â further Â VXEGLYLGHGLQWRWKHVFKRROÂśVFRVWDQGÂżQDQ-Â cial Â aid, Â average Â student Â debt Â at Â graduation, Â competitiveness, Â graduation Â rates Â â€” Â â€œthe Â proof Â of Â the Â puddingâ€? Â â€” Â and Â academic Â sup-Â port Â which Â is Â comprised Â of Â the Â freshmen Â re-Â tention Â rate Â and Â ratio Â of Â faculty Â to Â students, Â
their Â website Â said. Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â President Â Donald Â Christian Â said Â he Â is Â very Â pleased Â with Â the Â recent Â listing. â€œln Â conversations Â about Â higher Â educa-Â tion, Â there Â are Â two Â main Â thrusts Â there Â right Â now,â€? Â Christian Â said. Â â€œOne Â is Â quality Â of Â de-Â grees...are Â students Â learning Â what Â they Â need Â to Â know Â to Â be Â successful Â in Â the Â world Â that Â youâ€™ll Â all Â inherit Â and Â live Â in Â and Â contribute Â to? Â The Â other Â is Â college Â cost Â â€“ Â to Â be Â included Â in Â a Â ranking Â like Â this, Â thatâ€™s Â a Â measure Â of Â a Â combination Â of Â quality Â and Â affordability.â€? While Â the Â rank Â certainly Â could Â look Â good Â to Â anyone Â perusing Â the Â list Â scouring Â for Â potential Â schools, Â L. Â David Â Eaton, Â vice Â pres-Â ident Â for Â enrollment Â management, Â said Â there Â are Â other, Â quite Â possibly Â more Â important, Â considerations Â to Â be Â taken. Â Â He Â said Â details Â such Â as Â location Â â€” Â whether Â the Â school Â is Â in Â a Â city, Â mountain, Â farm, Â or Â suburban Â area Â â€” Â ORFDO Ă€DYRU WROHUDQFH GLYHUVLW\ SURJUDPV offered Â â€” Â all Â of Â these Â should Â be Â considered Â paramount, Â not Â just Â where Â the Â school Â lands Â on Â a Â list. Â Â Eaton Â said Â he Â places Â an Â emphasis Â on Â the Â details Â missing Â from Â the Â pure Â numbers Â that Â the Â lists Â are Â composed Â of. Â
â€œIf Â you Â use Â a Â list, Â you Â miss Â a Â lot Â of Â the Â more Â nuanced Â things Â like, Â â€˜Is Â this Â a Â good Â ÂżW"ÂśÂľ:RXOGVRPHERG\ZKRÂśVYHU\FRPIRUW-Â able Â in Â a Â tolerant Â community Â be Â comfort-Â able Â in Â a Â very Â intolerant Â kind Â of Â social Â set-Â ting Â where Â people Â all Â have Â to Â conform Â to Â the Â same Â thing?,â€™â€? Â Eaton Â said. Â Â â€œItâ€™s Â much Â more Â complicated Â than Â saying Â I Â think Â Iâ€™ll Â go Â to Â number Â 12, Â because Â they Â canâ€™t Â get Â into Â 11.â€? Christian Â said Â the Â schoolâ€™s Â shift Â in Â placement Â has Â to Â do Â with Â Kiplingerâ€™s Â them-Â selves, Â not Â necessarily Â the Â school. â€œWe Â generally Â donâ€™t Â change Â that Â dra-Â matically Â in Â a Â one Â year Â time, Â so Â some Â of Â those Â shifts Â are Â methodological,â€? Â Christian Â said. Â â€œSome Â result Â in Â the Â way Â that Â the Â stan-Â dardized Â data Â gets Â reported Â and Â tabulated Â by Â Kiplingerâ€™s, Â so Â Iâ€™m Â a Â little Â reluctant Â to Â put Â too Â much Â stock Â in Â a Â particular Â ranking.â€? When Â choosing Â a Â school, Â Christian Â said Â it Â is Â important Â to Â consider Â and Â highlight Â the Â idea Â of Â value. â€œWe Â have Â to Â think Â about Â value,â€? Â he Â said. Â Â â€œIf Â somethingâ€™s Â inexpensive Â but Â poor Â quality, Â it Â has Â no Â value, Â so Â what Â weâ€™re Â after Â are Â things Â that Â have Â high Â quality Â at Â reason-Â able Â cost. Â Thatâ€™s Â the Â value Â measure Â that Â weâ€™re Â so Â proud Â of.â€?
Council Â Holds Â First Â Spring Â Meeting By Â April Â Castillo Copy Â Editor Â | Â Acastillo@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
7KH VHPHVWHUÂśV ÂżUVW &RXQFLO RI Organizations Â meeting Â was Â held Â on Â Monday, Â Feb. Â 4 Â at Â 7 Â p.m. Â in Â Student Â Union Â (SU) Â 62/63. Â Student Â Association Â Dispersing Â Agent Â Linda Â Lendvay Â spoke Â of Â the Â up-Â coming Â Budget Â and Â Finance Â weekend Â on Â March Â 14 Â and Â the Â need Â for Â clubs Â to Â ÂżOHSDSHUZRUN The Â new Â restrictions Â placed Â on Â the Â credit Â card Â loaned Â out Â to Â organiza-Â tions Â were Â also Â discussed. Â Originally Â intended Â for Â extracurricular Â purposes Â such Â as Â travel, Â hotel Â and Â play Â reserva-Â
tions, Â the Â credit Â card Â had Â been Â used Â for Â multiple Â purchases Â of Â smaller Â items. Â Because Â of Â the Â lengthy Â paperwork Â and Â the Â risks Â of Â credit Â card Â fraud, Â the Â card Â can Â no Â longer Â be Â used Â for Â other Â pur-Â poses. Â Organizations Â are Â urged Â to Â shop Â with Â vendors Â who Â accept Â purchase Â or-Â ders, Â for Â which Â the Â department Â will Â â€œgladly Â undergoâ€? Â a Â credit Â check. A Â representative Â from Â the Â library Â committee Â spoke Â about Â the Â extension Â of Â library Â hours Â and Â the Â addition Â of Â $10 Â to Â the Â student Â print Â quota. Council Â urged Â students Â to Â share Â ideas Â and Â questions. Â They Â said Â they Â would Â consider Â online Â or Â email Â op-Â
tions Â to Â nominate Â people Â running Â for Â positions Â in Â the Â future. The Â remaining Â seven Â members Â of Â the Â Student Â Programming Â Board Â were Â elected Â unanimously. Brenda Â Dow, Â the Â newly Â appointed Â director Â of Â development Â services Â (de-Â velopment Â and Â alumni Â affairs) Â stood Â and Â urged Â students Â to Â become Â active Â in Â the Â alumni Â situation Â and Â to Â help Â the Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â community Â grow. Applications Â for Â tabling Â at Â Ac-Â cepted Â Students Â Day Â were Â given Â out. Â They Â are Â due Â by Â March Â 8 Â at Â the Â latest. The Â next Â meeting Â will Â take Â place Â on Â Monday, Â Feb. Â 25.
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SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â recently Â appointed Â Brenda Â Dow Â as Â the Â new Â director Â of Â alumni Â relations. Dow Â previously Â served Â as Â the Â director Â of Â development Â VHUYLFHV LQ WKH 2IÂżFH RI 'HYHORSPHQW IURP )HEUXDU\ WR December Â 2012. Â This Â position Â helped Â her Â gain Â knowledge Â about Â the Â inner Â workings Â of Â development Â and Â alumni Â pro-Â cedures, Â she Â said. Âł0\ÂżUVW\HDUDW681<1HZ3DOW]KDVEHHQDZRQ-Â derful Â experience,â€? Â Dow Â said. Â â€œServing Â as Â director Â of Â de-Â velopment Â services Â has Â familiarized Â me Â with Â current Â devel-Â opment Â and Â alumni Â operations. Â I Â also Â began Â meeting Â some Â of Â the Â people Â who Â help Â make Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â a Â special Â place.â€? Dowâ€™s Â previous Â experience Â in Â alumni Â affairs Â includes Â a Â nearly Â seven-Âyear Â position Â as Â the Â head Â of Â alumni Â affairs Â at Â the Â SUNY Â Institute Â of Â Technology Â in Â Utica/Rome. Â She Â was Â also Â the Â director Â of Â public Â relations Â and Â webmaster Â at Â Utica Â College. Â She Â cited Â the Â alumni Â relations Â staff Â and Â the Â promise Â of Â new Â challenges Â as Â reasons Â for Â accepting Â the Â position. Â â€œWhen Â interviewing Â for Â the Â director Â of Â development Â services Â job, Â I Â was Â impressed Â by Â the Â teamâ€™s Â expertise,â€? Â Dow Â said. Â â€œI Â also Â felt Â the Â development Â and Â alumni Â operation Â was Â a Â good Â match Â for Â my Â skills Â while Â also Â offering Â new Â chal-Â lenges.â€? Â Dow Â will Â also Â serve Â as Â the Â vice Â chair Â for Â the Â recently Â established Â Ad Â Hoc Â Alumni Â Relations Â Task Â Force. With Â more Â than Â 60,000 Â alumni Â around Â the Â world, Â Christian Â believes Â changes Â need Â to Â be Â made Â to Â foster Â an Â alumni Â community. â€œWe Â are Â a Â global Â institution Â with Â graduates Â living Â in Â countries Â around Â the Â world,â€? Â Christian Â said Â in Â a Â press Â re-Â lease. Â â€œWe Â have Â an Â obligation Â â€” Â indeed, Â a Â privilege Â â€” Â to Â engage Â them Â in Â the Â exciting Â future Â that Â awaits Â their Â alma Â mater.â€? Dow Â said Â she Â is Â looking Â forward Â to Â interacting Â with Â alumni Â as Â she Â works Â on Â her Â mission Â to Â create Â and Â sustain Â a Â more Â engaging Â alumni Â program. â€œIn Â this Â new Â role, Â I Â look Â forward Â to Â meeting Â more Â alumni, Â hearing Â about Â their Â New Â Paltz Â experiences Â and Â building Â stronger Â connections Â that Â are Â meaningful Â to Â them Â and Â supportive Â of Â our Â mission,â€? Â she Â said. Â Interim Â Executive Â Director Â of Â Development Â and Â Foun-Â dation Â David Â P. Â Ferguson Â said Â the Â combination Â of Â Dowâ€™s Â credentials Â and Â experiences Â will Â help Â the Â task Â force Â reach Â its Â goals. â€œMs. Â Dow Â is Â a Â personable, Â energetic Â and Â knowledge-Â able Â individual,â€? Â Ferguson Â said. Â â€œShe Â loves Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â and Â understands Â the Â tremendous Â opportunities Â that Â are Â DKHDGRIXV6SHQGLQJÂżYHPLQXWHVLQWKHURRPZLWK%UHQGD convinces Â you Â that Â she Â is Â roaring Â to Â go.â€?
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Library Â Hours Â Extended Â For Â Â Spring By Â Andrew Â Wyrich
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After Â a Â push Â from Â the Â student Â body, Â Student Â Association Â (SA) Â and Â Sojourner Â Truth Â Memorial Â /LEUDU\ 67/ RIÂżFLDOV DQQRXQFHG WKH OLEUDU\ÂśV hours Â of Â operation Â have Â been Â extended Â this Â semes-Â ter. Â For Â the Â spring Â 2013 Â semester, Â the Â library Â hours Â have Â been Â extended Â until Â 12:30 Â a.m. Â Sun-Â day Â through Â Thursday Â while Â the Â Late Â Night Â Study Â Room Â â€“ Â which Â was Â temporarily Â located Â in Â the Â Col-Â lege Â Terrace Â as Â STL Â was Â under Â construction Â â€“ Â will Â now Â be Â open Â from Â 11 Â p.m. Â to Â 3 Â a.m., Â according Â to Â Library Â Dean Â W. Â Mark Â Colvson. Â SA Â Vice Â President Â of Â Academic Â Affairs Â and Â Governance Â Jonathan Â Espinosa Â said Â he Â approached Â Colvson Â soon Â after Â his Â appointment Â as Â dean Â in Â Sep-Â tember Â to Â relay Â concerns Â he Â heard Â from Â students Â UHJDUGLQJWKHOLEUDU\ÂśVKRXUVRIRSHUDWLRQ Espinosa Â said Â the Â movement Â members Â of Â â€œStudents Â With Â A Â Common Â Interest,â€? Â who Â were Â a Â former Â iteration Â of Â the Â now-Âformed Â New Â York Â Stu-Â dents Â Rising, Â showed Â him Â the Â dissatisfaction Â mem-Â EHUVRI681<1HZ3DOW]ÂśVFDPSXVFRPPXQLW\KDG ZLWKWKHOLEUDU\ÂśVKRXUVRIRSHUDWLRQZKHQWKH\RF cupied Â the Â library Â in Â December Â 2011. Âł7KDWJURXSGLGDVLWLQDQGZRXOGQÂśWOHDYHÂ´ Espinosa Â said. Â â€œThat Â showed Â me Â that Â students Â had Â a Â legitimate Â interest Â in Â [the Â hours], Â so Â I Â wanted Â to Â PDNHLWRQHRIP\JRDOV3HUVRQDOO\,GRQÂśWXVHWKH library Â that Â much, Â but Â I Â know Â that Â people Â do Â and Â would Â want Â the Â hours Â extended.â€? Â ,QDGGLWLRQ(VSLQRVDVDLGODVWVHPHVWHUÂśVH[ tended Â hours Â in Â the Â Late Â Night Â Study Â Room Â were Â a Â â€œcatalystâ€? Â for Â the Â new Â extended Â hours, Â as Â they Â offered Â Colvson Â and Â himself Â the Â ability Â to Â see Â if Â the Â extended Â hours Â would Â be Â popular Â enough Â to Â justify Â a Â change Â in Â schedule. Â â€œWithout Â that Â test, Â extending Â the Â hours Â now Â would Â have Â been Â a Â lot Â harder,â€? Â Espinosa Â said. Â Espinosa Â said Â he Â met Â with Â Colvson Â frequently Â over Â the Â last Â few Â months Â and Â expressed Â his Â goals Â to Â extend Â the Â hours Â in Â STL, Â pointing Â to Â student Â de-Â PDQGDQGRWKHU681<VFKRROVÂśKRXUVRIRSHUDWLRQ as Â ways Â to Â show Â the Â hours Â were Â need. Â In Â 2011, Â the Â members Â of Â the Â occupying Â group Â LQ67/VDLG1HZ3DOW]ÂśVKRXUVRIRSHUDWLRQLQWKHLU library Â put Â them Â lower Â than Â comparable Â SUNY Â schools Â such Â as Â SUNY Â Oneonta Â or Â SUNY Â Platts-Â burgh. Â In Â 2011, Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â was Â only Â one Â of Â three Â schools Â in Â the Â SUNY Â system Â that Â operated Â less Â than Â 100 Â hours Â per Â week. Â Espinosa Â said Â these Â numbers Â were Â driving Â factors Â in Â the Â decision Â to Â experiment Â with Â extended Â hours Â this Â semester. Â â€œ[Colvson] Â was Â open Â to Â my Â ideas, Â thought Â the Â extended Â hours Â were Â needed Â and Â supported Â it,â€? Â Es-Â pinosa Â said. After Â meeting Â with Â Espinosa, Â Colvson Â said Â
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KHVSRNHZLWKOLEUDU\VWDIIDQGWKH3URYRVWÂśVRIÂżFH to Â explore Â the Â feasibility Â of Â extended Â hours. Â This Â lead Â to Â the Â â€œexperimentalâ€? Â extension Â that Â is Â now Â unfolding. Â Colvson Â said Â that Â while Â students Â approached Â both Â him Â and Â Espinosa Â about Â extending Â the Â hours, Â he Â is Â still Â waiting Â to Â see Â if Â the Â extended Â hours Â are Â truly Â being Â used Â when Â compared Â to Â the Â demand. Â â€œThe Â jury Â is Â still Â out Â on Â that,â€? Â Colvson Â said. Â Âł:HKDYHWUDIÂżFFRXQWVIRUWKHURRPWKDWVKRZD VWHDG\XVHWKURXJKRXWWKHQLJKWEXW,ZRXOGQÂśWFDOO LWKHDY\XVH:HÂśOOFRQWLQXHWRXVHDQGGHWHUPLQH LIWKHGHPDQGMXVWLÂżHVWKHDGGLWLRQDOFRVWWRNHHS the Â room Â open.â€? Â Espinosa Â said Â students Â will Â need Â to Â use Â the Â ex-Â
tended Â hours Â to Â their Â fullest Â for Â them Â to Â continue, Â as Â the Â use Â of Â the Â open Â rooms Â is Â the Â only Â way Â school Â RIÂżFLDOVFDQJDXJHZKHWKHURUQRWWKHFRQWLQXDWLRQ of Â them Â is Â feasible. Â â€œThe Â biggest Â voice Â we Â can Â have Â in Â this Â is Â traf-Â ÂżFÂ´(VSLQRVDVDLG Colvson Â said Â he Â hopes Â the Â extended Â hours Â will Â let Â students Â have Â access Â to Â reserves, Â books, Â videos Â and Â journals Â in Â the Â main Â library Â for Â longer Â periods Â of Â time, Â and Â the Â Late Â Night Â Study Â Room Â will Â offer Â students Â a Â quiet Â place Â to Â study Â on Â campus. Â â€œMy Â hope Â is Â that Â students Â will Â remember Â the Â library Â as Â a Â supportive, Â welcoming Â space, Â in Â which Â to Â engage Â in Â serious Â scholarly Â activity,â€? Â Colvson Â said. Â
More Â than Â two Â dozen Â cars, Â pickup Â trucks Â and Â tractor-Âtrailers Â collided Â :HGQHVGD\ PRUQLQJ LQ D ÂżHU\ SLOHXS on Â a Â foggy Â Georgia Â interstate, Â killing Â at Â least Â four Â people Â and Â sending Â nine Â oth-Â HUVWRDKRVSLWDORIÂżFLDOVVDLG DELAYED Â DECISION &DXJKW LQ DQ LGHRORJLFDO FURVVÂżUH WKH Boy Â Scouts Â of Â America Â is Â putting Â off Â until Â May Â a Â decision Â on Â whether Â to Â ease Â its Â policy Â of Â excluding Â gays. Â Whatever Â WKH RUJDQL]DWLRQ HYHQWXDOO\ GRHV LWÂśV likely Â to Â anger Â major Â constituencies Â and Â worsen Â schisms Â within Â Scouting. NO Â SATURDAY Â SERVICE Â Saturday Â mail Â may Â soon Â go Â the Â way Â of Â the Â Pony Â Express Â and Â penny Â postcards. Â The Â Postal Â Service Â said Â Wednesday Â WKDW LW SODQV WR FXW EDFN WR ÂżYHGD\D week Â deliveries Â for Â everything Â except Â SDFNDJHVWRVWHPLWVÂżQDQFLDOORVVHVLQ SECRETARY Â SELECTED 3UHVLGHQW %DUDFN 2EDPDÂśV FKRLFH IRU interior Â secretary Â is Â a Â lifelong Â outdoors Â enthusiast Â who Â likes Â to Â bike, Â ski Â and Â climb Â mountains. Â As Â president Â and Â chief Â executive Â at Â Recreational Â Equip-Â ment Â Inc., Â Sally Â Jewell Â has Â applied Â her Â passion Â to Â her Â job, Â helping Â push Â REI Â to Â nearly Â $2 Â billion Â in Â annual Â revenues. Compiled Â from Â the Â AP Â Newswire
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Rhoads Â Resigns Â As Â Deputy Â Mayor By Â Rachel Â Freeman News Â Editor Â | Â Rachel.email@example.com
As Â a Â result Â of Â Mayor Â Jason Â Westâ€™s Â recent Â actions, Â Village Â Trustee Â Sally Â Rhoads Â resigned Â as Â deputy Â mayor Â at Â a Â village Â board Â meeting Â on Â Jan. Â 23, Â stating Â she Â could Â no Â longer Â stand Â by Â such Â behavior. Rhoads Â said Â she Â decided Â to Â resign Â when Â she Â realized Â some Â community Â members Â be-Â lieved Â she Â supported Â Westâ€™s Â views Â and Â actions. In Â her Â public Â statement Â delivered Â to Â the Â board, Â Rhoads Â said Â although Â she Â has Â supported Â West Â for Â the Â past Â year Â and Â a Â half Â and Â even Â pro-Â posed Â a Â salary Â increase Â for Â him, Â she Â does Â not Â want Â to Â be Â associated Â with Â the Â behavior Â he Â has Â been Â exhibiting. â€œIn Â recent Â weeks, Â it Â has Â become Â clear Â that Â I Â can Â no Â longer Â sit Â by Â and Â tolerate Â his Â malign-Â ing Â my Â colleagues Â and Â his Â recent Â and Â still Â con-Â tinuing Â defamation Â of Â respected Â community Â members Â who Â have Â worked Â long Â and Â hard Â for Â tax Â relief Â for Â our Â taxpayers,â€? Â Rhoads Â said Â in Â her Â statement. Â â€œI Â believe Â Mayor Â Westâ€™s Â recent Â actions Â are Â intolerable, Â unbecoming Â and Â un-Â SURIHVVLRQDOIRUDQHOHFWHGRIÂżFLDOÂ´ One Â particular Â issue Â Rhoads Â discussed Â was Â consolidation Â of Â the Â village Â and Â town Â governments, Â which Â she Â and Â West Â have Â never Â agreed Â on. Â Rhoads Â said Â she Â believes Â now Â is Â the Â time Â for Â New Â Paltz Â to Â have Â one Â government, Â
given Â tough Â economic Â times. Â However, Â her Â problem Â was Â not Â their Â dis-Â agreement, Â but Â rather Â Westâ€™s Â refusal Â to Â â€œpar-Â ticipate Â and Â convey Â his Â ideasâ€? Â in Â discussions Â regarding Â consolidation, Â instead Â choosing Â to Â â€œstone-Âwall Â and Â obstruct.â€? Rhoads Â also Â criticized Â West Â voting Â â€˜noâ€™ Â on Â every Â recommendation Â made Â to Â the Â joint Â town Â and Â village Â boards, Â including Â the Â recom-Â mendation Â for Â consolidation, Â only Â if Â it Â meant Â a Â zero Â tax Â increase Â for Â all Â residents, Â as Â well Â as Â the Â idea Â to Â pursue Â amending Â the Â New Â York Â 6WDWHÂżQDQFHODZLQRUGHUWRPDNHWKHFRPPX-Â nity Â eligible Â for Â $1 Â million, Â should Â it Â choose Â to Â create Â one Â government. Westâ€™s Â resistance Â to Â the Â recommenda-Â tions Â was Â particularly Â problematic Â to Â Rhoads Â because Â she Â said Â he Â did Â not Â participate Â in Â the Â 7RZQ9LOODJH (IÂżFLHQF\ &RPPLWWHHÂśV ÂżQDO-Â ization Â of Â the Â goals. â€œI Â think Â one Â cannot Â be Â in Â opposition Â without Â offering Â an Â alternative Â solution Â and Â espousing Â keeping Â the Â status Â quo Â is Â not Â an Â al-Â ternative Â solution,â€? Â Rhoads Â said. Similarly, Â after Â West Â doubted Â the Â work Â of Â WKH)LQDQFH6WXG\&RPPLWWHHVWXG\LQJWKHRS-Â tion Â of Â consolidation Â â€” Â which Â Rhoads Â said Â he Â refused Â to Â sit Â on Â despite Â being Â â€œsomething Â of Â DÂżQDQFLDOH[SHUWÂ´ÂąÂ˛5KRDGVIHOWWKHPD\RU was Â direspecting Â her Â colleagues.
â€œHaving Â relinquished Â or Â shirked Â his Â duty Â when Â his Â expertise Â would Â have Â been Â useful, Â KH QRZ IHHOV MXVWLÂżHG LQ FDOOLQJ ÂľOLDUVÂś WKRVH members Â who Â have Â at Â least Â as Â much Â public Â PXQLFLSDOÂżQDQFLDOH[SHULHQFHDVKHÂ´5KRDGV said Â in Â her Â statement. Â â€œI Â respect Â the Â wisdom Â and Â integrity Â of Â my Â fellow Â committee Â mem-Â bers Â and Â I Â stand Â by Â the Â committeeâ€™s Â report Â and Â its Â recommendations. Â I Â can Â no Â longer Â support Â or Â be Â associated Â with Â a Â Mayor Â who Â denounces Â citizens Â working Â with Â honesty Â and Â integrity Â for Â the Â good Â of Â New Â Paltz.â€? West Â said Â Rhoadsâ€™ Â resignation Â was Â a Â sym-Â bolic Â action Â which Â wonâ€™t Â have Â any Â effect Â on Â how Â the Â government Â operates Â or Â what Â they Â are Â able Â to Â get Â done. Although Â West Â apologized Â for Â calling Â the Â )LQDQFH &RPPLWWHH PHPEHUV OLDUV DQG VDLG it Â was Â â€œrude Â and Â inappropriate,â€? Â he Â said Â the Â comment Â was Â not Â without Â a Â basis. â€œIf Â you Â watch Â the Â meetings Â and Â read Â some Â of Â the Â public Â comments Â and Â questions Â people Â are Â asking, Â theyâ€™re Â still Â unanswered. Â What Â the Â public Â is Â being Â told Â and Â what Â this Â report Â says Â are Â completely Â different Â things,â€? Â West Â said. Â â€œI Â have Â a Â big Â problem Â with Â that, Â and Â Iâ€™m Â going Â to Â call Â people Â out Â on Â that Â every Â time Â I Â see Â it. Â Itâ€™s Â my Â job.â€? West Â said Â in Â the Â end, Â the Â problem Â is Â not Â calling Â people Â out, Â but Â the Â numbers Â that Â were Â
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SUHVHQWHGVSHFLÂżFDOO\WKHVXJJHVWLRQWKDW million Â could Â be Â saved Â with Â consolidation, Â a Â ÂżQGLQJ:HVWGRHVQRWEHOLHYHWREHDFFXUDWH As Â a Â whole, Â West Â said Â his Â dissatisfaction Â stems Â from Â the Â performance Â of Â the Â Finance Â &RPPLWWHHUDWKHUWKDQWKHDFWXDOPHPEHUV â€œMy Â frustration Â is Â not Â about Â Sally, Â itâ€™s Â about Â this Â process Â and Â about Â the Â work Â of Â this Â committee Â and Â the Â response Â by Â this Â committee Â to Â public Â criticism Â and Â questions,â€? Â West Â said. Â â€œItâ€™s Â a Â shame Â because Â it Â destroys Â relationships, Â it Â destroys Â friendships, Â these Â are Â peopleâ€™s Â live-Â lihoods Â at Â stake Â and Â you Â donâ€™t Â play Â games Â with Â that.â€?
Mayor Â West Â Criticizes Â Village Â Trusteesâ€™ Â Work Â Ethic By Â Carolyn Â Quimby A&E Â Editor Â | Â Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently Â Mayor Â Jason Â West Â publicly Â criticized Â the Â â€œwork Â ethicâ€? Â of Â two Â Village Â Board Â Trustees Â â€” Â Stewart Â Glenn Â and Â Brian Â Kimbiz. In Â a Â Facebook Â post, Â West Â said Â he Â would Â not Â be Â supporting Â Glenn Â or Â Kimbiz Â for Â re-Âelection Â in Â May Â and Â solicited Â people Â who Â might Â be Â interested Â in Â running Â for Â their Â seats. Â â€œI Â put Â something Â on Â Facebook, Â because Â Iâ€™m Â not Â impressed Â with Â them Â and Â what Â theyâ€™ve Â doneâ€”not Â the Â quality Â or Â quantity Â of Â WKHLUZRUNÂ´KHVDLGÂł,FDQFKRRVHZKRWREDFNXSLQSXEOLFRIÂżFH OLNHDQ\RQHHOVHEDVHGRQZKDW,ÂżQGLPSRUWDQWÂ´ West Â said Â the Â comments Â are Â strictly Â based Â on Â his Â professional Â relationships Â with Â Glenn Â and Â Kimbiz. â€œItâ€™s Â not Â personal Â [and] Â I Â donâ€™t Â want Â to Â say Â these Â things Â about Â people Â I Â like,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œBut Â thereâ€™s Â work Â to Â be Â done Â and Â itâ€™s Â not Â getting Â done. Â The Â frustration Â is Â that Â I Â know Â what Â we Â could Â be Â do-Â ing, Â what Â weâ€™re Â capable Â of.â€? Even Â though Â he Â found Â Westâ€™s Â approach Â â€œunprofessional,â€? Â Kimbiz Â said Â the Â Mayor Â has Â the Â right Â to Â say Â whatever Â he Â wants. â€œIâ€™m Â not Â sure Â why Â he Â made Â this Â statement,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œI Â be-Â lieve Â I Â have Â given Â a Â great Â amount Â of Â time Â and Â effort Â to Â the Â position Â of Â Trustee. Â I Â have Â produced Â some Â great Â work Â and Â fought Â hard Â for Â
what Â I Â believe Â is Â right.â€? As Â far Â as Â the Â motive Â behind Â the Â comments, Â Glenn Â said Â he Â thinks Â West Â is Â anxious Â to Â have Â a Â board Â that Â will Â â€œdo Â what Â he Â would Â like Â to Â do,â€? Â unlike Â the Â current Â trustees. â€œWe Â are Â a Â fairly Â diverse Â group Â of Â independent Â thinkers Â who Â do Â the Â best Â for Â the Â voters,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œThere Â is Â a Â history Â of Â [West] Â putting Â things Â up Â for Â a Â vote Â and Â trustees Â question Â it Â or Â turn Â it Â down, Â and Â he Â would Â get Â upset. Â We Â question Â things Â until Â theyâ€™re Â right.â€? Trustee Â Sally Â Rhoads, Â who Â resigned Â as Â deputy Â mayor Â during Â a Â Village Â Board Â Meeting Â on Â Jan. Â 23, Â said Â West Â is Â â€œcurrently Â at Â odds Â with Â all Â four Â trusteesâ€? Â because Â he Â wants Â two Â trustees Â to Â â€œgive Â him Â majority Â on Â the Â board.â€? â€œIâ€™m Â still Â a Â trustee,â€? Â Rhoads Â said. Â â€œI Â only Â resigned Â as Â the Â Deputy Â Mayor...because Â I Â do Â not Â want Â residents Â to Â think Â I Â con-Â done Â or Â support Â the Â Mayorâ€™s Â negative Â statements Â regarding Â fellow Â Trustees, Â Town Â Board Â members Â and Â community Â members, Â includ-Â ing Â those Â in Â the Â SUNY Â college Â community.â€? Glenn Â said Â while Â the Â comments Â didnâ€™t Â bother Â him Â and Â he Â knows Â he Â has Â a Â strong Â work Â ethic, Â it Â is Â â€œdishearteningâ€? Â to Â have Â to Â defend Â himself Â against Â these Â accusations. â€œPeople Â who Â donâ€™t Â follow Â public Â policy Â would Â read Â the Â com-Â ments Â and Â get Â the Â wrong Â idea,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œThe Â trouble Â is Â itâ€™s Â out Â of Â context Â and Â people Â who Â know Â the Â context Â will Â take Â it Â for Â what Â itâ€™s Â
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worth. Â Itâ€™s Â not Â just, Â but Â itâ€™s Â life. Â I Â was Â elected Â to Â do Â a Â job Â and Â Iâ€™m Â going Â to Â do Â it Â until Â my Â term Â is Â over.â€? As Â far Â as Â time Â commitments Â go, Â trustee Â is Â currently Â a Â part-Â time Â position, Â whereas Â West Â is Â now Â considered Â full-Âtime, Â accord-Â ing Â to Â Kimbiz. â€œThis Â year Â the Â Mayorâ€™s Â salary Â was Â increased Â from Â $22,500 Â SHU\HDUWRSHU\HDUÂ˛DYRWHWKDWZRXOGKDYHIDLOHGLIWKH Mayor Â did Â not Â vote Â his Â own Â raise Â [as] Â Trustee Â Glenn Â and Â I Â voted Â QRÂ´KHVDLGÂł,WUHPDLQVWREHVHHQLIKHLVFXUUHQWO\IXOÂżOOLQJWKHVH hours Â to Â the Â expectations Â of Â his Â colleagues.â€? Looking Â forward Â to Â the Â spring Â elections, Â West Â said Â he Â wants Â people Â who Â want Â to Â have Â conversations Â about Â policy Â instead Â of Â personalities, Â which Â â€œis Â whatâ€™s Â happening Â now.â€? â€œThe Â political Â culture Â we Â have Â in Â New Â Paltz Â is Â the Â most Â toxic Â Iâ€™ve Â seen Â in Â years,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œIt Â should Â be Â about Â them Â [the Â commu-Â nity], Â not Â us. Â Board Â members Â are Â making Â decision Â for Â us Â instead Â of Â you Â â€” Â the Â collective Â you.â€? Glenn Â said Â he Â thinks Â his Â fellow Â trustees Â are Â â€œupsetâ€? Â with Â how Â West Â treats Â and Â speaks Â to Â them. â€œTrustees Â are Â not Â the Â type Â of Â people Â who Â like Â to Â be Â bullied Â or Â talked Â down Â to,â€? Â Glenn Â said. Â â€œItâ€™s Â just Â not Â appropriate Â [and] Â it Â makes Â it Â harder Â to Â recruit Â volunteers Â to Â be Â gung-Âho Â about Â this Â beautiful Â community.â€?
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No. 2 - Panic! At The Disco
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After Â compiling Â results Â and Â contact-Â ing Â artists Â over Â the Â past Â several Â weeks, Â Student Â Association Â Productions Â (SAP) Â plans Â to Â administer Â a Â new Â survey Â concern-Â ing Â the Â SAP Â Spring Â Concert Â within Â the Â week. Due Â to Â complications Â booking Â the Â top Â four Â artists Â on Â the Â survey Â as Â chosen Â by Â the Â student Â body, Â Vice Â President Â of Â Program-Â ming Â Esthephanie Â Peralta Â said Â she Â hopes Â to Â have Â a Â new Â survey Â out Â by Â the Â end Â of Â this Â week Â with Â a Â new Â set Â of Â artists. Peralta Â said Â pricing Â and Â changing Â schedules Â are Â what Â ultimately Â led Â to Â the Â need Â for Â a Â new Â survey. Âł7KHÂżUVWIRXUDUWLVWVRQWKHOLVWZHUH WKHRQHVZHREYLRXVO\ZHQWDIWHUÂżUVWEXW right Â now Â the Â only Â realistic Â options Â are Â the Â last Â ones Â on Â the Â list,â€? Â Peralta Â said. Â â€œIt Â sucks Â because Â we Â want Â to Â give Â the Â stu-Â dents Â the Â best Â possible Â concert Â we Â can. Â SA Â doesnâ€™t Â believe Â itâ€™s Â fair Â to Â make Â students Â VHWWOHVRZHZDQWWRFRQWLQXHWRÂżQGZKDW is Â best.â€? Â SAP Â met Â on Â Monday, Â Jan. Â 21 Â to Â pool Â WRJHWKHUWKHUHVXOWVIURPWKHÂżUVWVXUYH\ The Â survey Â showed Â that Â musician Â Lupe Â )LDVFRFDPHÂżUVWLQYRWLQJDQGZDVIRO lowed Â by Â Panic! Â At Â The Â Disco, Â Matt Â & Â Kim, Â Brand Â New, Â Say Â Anything, Â Kend-Â rick Â Lamar, Â Fabolous Â and Â Talking Â Heads, Â
No. 3 - Matt & Kim
No. 4 - Brand New
No. 5 - Say Anything
No. 5 - Kendrick Lamar
respectively. Â SAP Â Vice Â Chair Â Molly Â Thur-Â money Â has Â been Â a Â challenge. Â VWRQ&KDVH VDLG DIWHU WKH ÂżUVW PHHWLQJ With Â the Â new Â survey, Â Peralta Â said Â SAPâ€™s Â agent Â contacted Â the Â higher-Âranked Â the Â current Â plan Â is Â to Â keep Â Say Â Anything, Â DUWLVWVÂżUVWWRVHHZKRZRXOGEHDYDLODEOH Kendrick Â Lamar, Â Fabolous Â and Â Talking Â and Â affordable Â for Â New Â Paltz. Heads Â on Â the Â list Â while Â adding Â a Â few Â other Â Thurston-ÂChase Â said Â pricing Â and Â names. Â Another Â idea Â Peralta Â said Â SAP Â is Â VFKHGXOLQJ FRQĂ€LFWV TXLFNO\ EHFDPH D interested Â in Â pursuing Â is Â hiring Â a Â comedi-Â problem Â and Â made Â the Â selection Â process Â an Â and Â instead Â of Â having Â a Â concert, Â having Â GLIÂżFXOW a Â comedy Â show. â€œ I t â€™ s Â H o w -Â been Â a Â ever, Â this Â c o m p l i -Â will Â be Â cated Â pro-Â based Â on Â cess Â so Â far Â 7KHÂżUVWIRXUDUWLVWVRQWKHOLVWZHUHWKH what Â the Â b e c a u s e Â RQHVZHREYLRXVO\ZHQWDIWHUÂżUVWEXW student Â re-Â b e t w e e n Â action Â is Â to Â ULJKWQRZWKHRQO\UHDOLVWLFRSWLRQVDUH the Â top Â the Â options. four Â artists Â WKHODVWRQHVRQWKHOLVW â€œ I â€™ m Â that Â were Â h o p i n g Â s e l e c t e d , Â ESTHEPHANIE Â PERALTA weâ€™ll Â have Â there Â have Â a Â full Â list Â by Â been Â issues Â the Â end Â of Â with Â the Â price Â and Â issues Â with Â schedul-Â the Â week Â and Â we Â can Â give Â out Â the Â survey Â ing,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œThe Â prices Â some Â of Â these Â as Â soon Â as Â possible,â€? Â Peralta Â said. Â â€œI Â know Â artists Â have Â been Â asking Â for Â are Â out Â of Â our Â it Â has Â been Â an Â issue Â in Â the Â past, Â but Â we Â range Â and Â touring Â for Â some Â have Â made Â it Â want Â to Â be Â as Â transparent Â as Â possible Â with Â impossible Â for Â them Â to Â come Â to Â New Â Paltz Â the Â students, Â and Â we Â want Â them Â to Â know Â when Â weâ€™d Â want Â them Â to.â€? that Â what Â we Â want Â most Â is Â for Â them Â to Â In Â the Â past, Â SAP Â has Â spent Â between Â have Â a Â concert Â that Â they Â want Â to Â attend.â€? $40,000 Â and Â $45,000 Â on Â artists. Â Peralta Â Last Â year, Â the Â SAP Â Board Â chose Â rap-Â said Â SAP Â is Â looking Â to Â spend Â around Â that Â per Â Wale Â as Â the Â headliner Â for Â the Â 2012 Â PXFK DJDLQ WKLV \HDU DQG WKDW ÂżQGLQJ D spring Â concert. Â Despite Â the Â selection, Â big-Âname Â artist Â for Â that Â much Â amount Â of Â :DOH FDPH LQ ÂżIWK RXW RI HLJKWK LQ WKH
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No. 6 - Fabolous
No. 7 - Talking Heads
survey, Â causing Â disappointment Â among Â members Â of Â the Â student Â body Â who Â felt Â the Â board Â disregarded Â their Â desires. Â Peralta Â said Â the Â board Â this Â year Â is Â looking Â to Â avoid Â this Â sort Â of Â disappoint-Â ment, Â and Â that Â she Â hopes Â the Â second Â sur-Â YH\ZLOOKHOSWRÂżQGVRPHRQHWKHPDMRULW\ ZLOOHQMR\ Thurston-ÂChase Â said Â once Â the Â new Â survey Â is Â ready, Â it Â will Â be Â emailed Â to Â the Â campus Â community Â and Â will Â be Â available Â for Â a Â week. Â Survey Â Monkey Â will Â again Â be Â the Â venue Â the Â survey Â is Â available Â through. Â With Â the Â survey Â results Â changing Â and Â the Â top Â four Â artists Â being Â taken Â off Â of Â the Â OLVWWKLUG\HDUVHFRQGDU\HGXFDWLRQPDMRU )DLTD$PUHHQVDLGWKHDEVHQFHRIRQHRI the Â top Â choices Â is Â disappointing. â€œI Â was Â really Â excited Â about Â the Â pos-Â sibility Â of Â some Â of Â the Â artists Â playing Â in Â New Â Paltz,â€? Â Amreen Â said. Â â€œEven Â if Â there Â is Â a Â new Â survey Â coming Â out, Â I Â donâ€™t Â un-Â derstand Â why Â certain Â artists Â would Â be Â on Â WKHUHLIZHFRXOGQÂśWDIIRUGWKHPLQWKHÂżUVW place.â€? Peralta Â said Â she Â hopes Â with Â a Â new Â VXUYH\6$3ZLOOEHDEOHWRÂżQGDEDODQFH with Â getting Â an Â artist Â whoâ€™s Â accessible Â and Â liked Â by Â the Â student Â body. â€œThis Â concert Â is Â for Â the Â students,â€? Â Peralta Â said. Â â€œWe Â want Â to Â do Â whatâ€™s Â best Â for Â them Â and Â we Â want Â to Â give Â them Â some-Â WKLQJWKH\FDQHQMR\Â´
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EVOLUTIONARY STUDIES DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES DARWINâ€™S BIRTHDAY By Â Ricardo Â Hernandez Â Jr. Staff Â Writer Â | Â N02003802@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Â annual Â Charles Â Darwin Â Birthday Â evolutionary Â studies Â seminar Â series Â kick Â off Â will Â take Â place Â on Â Mon-Â day, Â Feb. Â 11, Â in Â Lecture Â Center Â 100. Â The Â event Â is Â set Â to Â begin Â at Â 5:30 Â p.m., Â featuring Â a Â lecture Â by Â Geoffrey Â Miller, Â associate Â professor Â of Â psychology Â at Â the Â Univer-Â sity Â of Â New Â Mexico. The Â Darwin Â Day Â event Â started Â in Â 2006 Â after Â faculty Â discovered Â the Â day Â from Â a Â website, Â darwinday.org. Â The Â organization Â announced Â the Â day Â as Â one Â day Â for Â secularists Â to Â celebrate Â the Â creation Â of Â evolutionary Â studies Â and Â its Â impact Â on Â understanding. The Â event Â was Â initially Â conceived Â as Â a Â day Â for Â pro-Â fessors Â to Â get Â together Â on Â campus Â and Â talk Â about Â how Â evolution Â applied Â to Â their Â own Â area Â of Â studies, Â Dr. Â Glenn Â Geher, Â professor Â and Â chair Â of Â psychology Â and Â director Â of Â evolutionary Â studies, Â said. â€œPeople Â were Â standing Â in Â the Â aisle, Â people Â were Â sit-Â ting Â on Â the Â stairs Â and Â that Â was Â right Â before Â we Â started Â the Â evolutionary Â studies Â program,â€? Â Geher Â said. Since Â then, Â the Â annual Â event Â was Â created Â as Â a Â kick-Â off Â celebration Â for Â the Â Evolutionary Â Studies Â Depart-Â mentâ€™s Â seminar Â series Â hosted Â in Â the Â spring, Â which Â in-Â cludes Â lectures, Â parties Â and Â food. This Â yearâ€™s Â event Â begins Â with Â Millerâ€™s Â lecture Â fo-Â cusing Â on Â sexual Â selections Â in Â humans Â and Â complex Â be-Â havioral Â patterns, Â Geher Â said. â€œMiller Â is Â great Â at Â getting Â people Â to Â see Â Darwinâ€™s Â ideas Â related Â to Â things Â they Â never Â imagined Â and Â I Â think Â thatâ€™s Â how Â integrative Â his Â theory Â is,â€? Â Geher Â said. Millerâ€™s Â lecture, Â â€œSexual Â Evolution Â and Â Runaway Â Consumerism,â€? Â discusses Â his Â newest Â evolutionary Â stud-Â ies Â theory Â explaining Â how Â consumer Â behavior Â and Â busi-Â ness Â are Â impacted Â by Â the Â theory Â of Â sexual Â selection. Following Â the Â lecture, Â the Â Evolutionary Â Studies Â De-Â partment Â will Â host Â a Â costume Â party Â for Â Darwinâ€™s Â birth-Â GD\FHOHEUDWLRQWKHÂżUVWRILWVNLQGVLQFHWKH'HSDUWPHQW of Â Evolutionary Â Studies Â began Â their Â annual Â celebration. The Â costume Â party Â held Â at Â the Â College Â Terrace Â will Â play Â on Â the Â Victorian Â costume Â era, Â but Â any Â other Â Dar-Â winian Â costume Â will Â also Â do. Â However, Â Andrea Â Varga, Â associate Â professor Â of Â theater Â arts Â design Â and Â evolution-Â ary Â studies Â board Â member, Â said Â that Â costume Â require-Â ments Â shouldnâ€™t Â discourage Â any Â faculty Â or Â students Â from Â attending.
There Â were Â numerous Â secular-Âthemed Â cakes Â made Â for Â last Â yearâ€™s Â Darwin Â Day Â event.
â€œItâ€™s Â more Â of Â the Â notion Â of Â dressing Â outside Â the Â norm,â€? Â Varga Â said. Â Students Â and Â faculty Â members Â may Â wear Â any Â cos-Â tume Â to Â the Â event. Â A Â funky Â hat Â or Â other Â types Â of Â acces-Â sories Â are Â also Â allowed, Â Varga Â said. â€œThe Â board Â wanted Â to Â do Â something Â that Â was Â a Â little Â more Â festive Â this Â year,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œEverybody Â who Â par-Â ticipated Â in Â terms Â of Â faculty Â loves Â it, Â believes Â it Â and Â has Â fun.â€? Â Miller Â will Â also Â host Â a Â book Â signing Â for Â his Â most Â
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UHFHQWERRNFDOOHGÂł6SHQWÂ´7KHERRNUHĂ€HFWVKLVHDU-Â lier Â talk Â on Â spending Â behaviors Â and Â consumer Â behaviors Â from Â an Â evolutionary Â perspective. Melissa Â Warren, Â an Â evolutionary Â studies Â minor, Â will Â be Â attending Â the Â dayâ€™s Â festivities Â and Â believes Â other Â stu-Â dents Â should Â as Â well. â€œI Â think Â itâ€™s Â important Â to Â actually Â listen Â to Â and Â po-Â WHQWLDOO\ LQWHUDFW ZLWK OHDGHUV LQ WKLV ÂżHOGÂ´ VKH VDLG â€œWe Â read Â their Â theories, Â but Â attending Â their Â seminars Â adds Â a Â new Â dimension Â to Â the Â learning Â experience.â€?
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Members Â of Â Â Think Â Thrift Â swap Â clothing, Â shoes Â and Â accessories. Â
By Â Zameena Â Mejia Copy Â Editor Â | Â Zmejia09@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Rapper Â Macklemoreâ€™s Â â€œThrift Â Shopâ€? Â has Â brought Â attention Â to Â â€œthrifting,â€? Â an Â increasingly Â common Â trend Â among Â col-Â lege Â students Â who Â shop Â at Â thrift Â stores Â for Â conveniently-Âpriced Â clothing, Â and Â in Â turn Â has Â become Â many Â college Â studentsâ€™ Â anthem Â song. Â SUNY Â New Â Paltzâ€™s Â Think Â Thrift Â club Â is Â just Â the Â place Â for Â the Â stu-Â dents Â to Â share Â their Â love Â for Â thrifting. â€œFrom Â the Â moment Â that Â song Â became Â popular, Â I Â might Â have Â had Â it Â posted Â on Â my Â Facebook Â wall Â about Â 15 Â to Â 20 Â times,â€? Â Natalie Â Skoblow, Â founder Â of Â SUNY Â New Â Paltzâ€™s Â Think Â Thrift Â club, Â said. Â On Â Sunday, Â Jan. Â 27, Â Think Â Thrift Â KRVWHG Âł6WRS 6ZDSÂ´ WKH FOXEÂśV ÂżUVW PHHWLQJRIWKHVHPHVWHUDQGLWVÂżIWKVXF-Â cessful Â clothing Â swap. Â Twenty-Âthree Â stu-Â dents Â attended Â and Â swapped Â shirts, Â shoes Â and Â jewelry Â among Â other Â clothing Â and Â accessories. Â Skoblow, Â a Â second-Âyear Â public Â rela-Â tions Â major, Â has Â been Â thrifting Â for Â a Â cou-Â
ple Â years Â now, Â but Â got Â the Â idea Â to Â start Â 7KLQN7KULIW DIWHU D VXPPHU ÂżOOHG ZLWK thrift Â shop Â trips Â to Â New Â York Â City. â€œI Â started Â going Â to Â [Buffalo Â Ex-Â change Â thrift Â store] Â every Â month Â or Â so Â with Â a Â giant Â trash Â bag Â full Â of Â clothes Â and Â I Â would Â get Â all Â this Â money Â back. Â It Â be-Â came Â this Â thrill Â to Â me Â that Â I Â can Â recycle Â my Â clothes,â€? Â Skoblow Â said. Â â€œI Â found Â so Â many Â people Â interested Â in Â where Â I Â got Â P\ VWXII WKDW , ÂżJXUHG ZK\ QRW PDNH D club Â out Â of Â it?â€? Â Â In Â its Â second Â semester, Â the Â club Â has Â attracted Â a Â small Â following Â of Â students Â interested Â in Â saving Â money Â and Â do-Âit-Â \RXUVHOISURMHFWVWRDGGDQHZĂ€DLUWRWKH pieces Â of Â clothing Â already Â in Â their Â clos-Â ets. Â Located Â within Â a Â 20-Âminute Â walk Â from Â the Â local Â Salvation Â Army, Â Think Â Thrift Â often Â does Â Wednesday Â â€œSalvoâ€? Â trips Â when Â most Â of Â the Â storeâ€™s Â items Â are Â sold Â at Â further Â reduced Â prices. Â â€œI Â started Â thrifting Â because Â I Â didnâ€™t Â have Â much Â money Â and Â I Â refused Â to Â spend Â
a Â lot Â of Â money Â on Â clothing,â€? Â Skoblow Â said. Â â€œWhy Â spend Â $20 Â on Â a Â shirt Â when Â you Â can Â get Â it Â for Â $5?â€? Â Co-ÂVice Â Presidents Â of Â Think Â Thrift Â John Â Owens Â and Â Casey Â Richards Â have Â ZRUNHG WR ÂżQG QHZ ZD\V WR DSSHDO WR GLIIHUHQW FURZGV 2ZHQV D ÂżUVW\HDU art Â major, Â has Â given Â extra Â thought Â about Â how Â to Â get Â more Â guys Â to Â come Â out Â to Â Think Â Thriftâ€™s Â events. â€œThis Â generation Â is Â in Â the Â process Â of Â UHGHÂżQLQJPDVFXOLQLW\DQGJX\VDUHSDU-Â ticular Â about Â their Â clothes Â and Â Iâ€™m Â usual-Â ly Â the Â only Â guy Â at Â the Â clothing Â swaps, Â but Â Iâ€™m Â putting Â it Â out Â there: Â I Â do Â have Â stuff Â I Â want Â to Â trade,â€? Â Owens Â said. Â Richards, Â a Â second-Âyear Â vocal Â jazz Â major, Â said Â that Â Think Â Thrift Â isnâ€™t Â just Â about Â trading Â clothing, Â but Â also Â about Â bringing Â awareness Â to Â recycling Â and Â re-Â using Â things Â people Â already Â have. â€œYouâ€™re Â exchanging Â things Â within Â a Â community, Â you Â establish Â a Â sort Â of Â self-Â sustainability, Â and Â many Â thrift Â stores Â give Â back Â to Â the Â community Â as Â well,â€? Â Rich-Â
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ards Â said. While Â most Â classmates Â in Â high Â school Â shopped Â at Â malls Â and Â department Â stores, Â Owens Â said Â she Â felt Â strained Â and Â stressed Â over Â buying Â clothes Â until Â his Â bandmates Â took Â him Â to Â a Â Goodwill Â thrift Â store Â and Â showed Â him Â a Â different Â way Â to Â live. â€œThe Â best Â part Â about Â thrifting Â is Â that Â you Â arenâ€™t Â told Â what Â to Â buy, Â you Â just Â shop Â for Â the Â stuff Â you Â like,â€? Â Owens Â said. Â â€œThereâ€™s Â less Â to Â worry Â about Â and Â more Â to Â be Â proud Â about. Â All Â my Â hippie Â friends Â saved Â my Â life.â€? Â Skoblow Â pointed Â out Â that Â most Â col-Â OHJH VWXGHQWV DUH LQ WKH VDPH ÂłÂżQDQFLDO boatâ€? Â and Â could Â use Â the Â extra Â cash Â in Â their Â pockets. Â â€œWeâ€™re Â lucky Â to Â go Â to Â a Â â€˜greenâ€™ Â school Â with Â a Â funky Â artsy Â hipster Â vibe Â where Â itâ€™s Â okay Â to Â wear Â whatever Â you Â want,â€? Â Skoblow Â said. Â â€œThink Â Thrift Â is Â for Â everyone Â and Â will Â keep Â breaking Â through Â thrifting Â stereotypes Â to Â share Â the Â thrill Â of Â thrifting.â€? Â
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Campus Advocacy, Unmasked STUDENT GROUP HOLDS DANCE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SEX EDUCATION
By John Tappen N02288261@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT West Africa Unframed
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TWO DORSKY EXHIBITIONS CAPTURE MALI THROUGH PORTRAITS By Zameena Mejia Copy Editor | Zmejia09@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Sometimes all it takes is a certain frame to capture the humanity behind the newscasts. SUNY New Paltz Photography Pro- fessor François Deschamps has provided the campus with a chance to view the West African nation of Mali through a wider lens. On Saturday, Feb. 2, 257 people at- tended the opening reception of “Photo- Rapide” and “Malian Portrait Photogra- phy,” Deschamps’ exhibits at the Dorsky. Three years ago, Deschamps re- ceived a Fulbright Senior Research Fel- lowship to live in Mali for a year, for which he was required to teach Malian students at the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers. 'HVFKDPSV VDLG KLV ÀXHQF\ LQ French made the trip all the more enjoy- able, even when he ran into people who didn’t speak French. In these cases, the power of photography became the un- spoken, but mutually understood lan- guage, he said. After completing the teaching posi- tion at the Conservatoire, Deschamps set out on a photo expedition with his Lu- mix digital camera and a portable Pola- roid printer. “It was exciting and heartening to see that people loved the photos and the process of taking them,” Deschamps said. “These photos allowed them to be themselves.” “Photo-Rapide,” French for “quick photo,” includes photographs of Ma- lian strangers Deschamps met during his travels. When describing his process, he said he photographed the stranger, printed out their favorite photo and allowed them to choose a patterned border. Then he took another photo of the person holding up
their own photo. In the end, each person got to keep their own photos. “It wasn’t the idea of this white guy coming into another culture and photo- graphing like an ethnographer or an an- thropologist, but I saw it much more as an exchange where I gave them some- thing,” Deschamps said. “Malian Portrait Photography” ex- hibits portrait photographs from the 1940s through the late 1970s taken by Malik Sidibé and Seydou Keita, two of Mali’s best known portrait photogra- phers, as well as other Malian photog- raphers whose work is being newly pre- miered on the East Coast. “Malian Portrait Photography” tells stories of a time when portrait studios were without electricity, so they had to take photographs outside with people wearing vibrant patterns and colors for clearer photos. Freelance curator Daniel Leers, whose most recent work includes “New Photography 2011” at the Modern Mu- seum of Art in New York, worked with Deschamps to curate “Photo-Rapide” and “Malian Portrait Photography.” Leers visited Deschamps’ studio to view the photos he took during his Ful- bright and connected trends and themes of Malian culture to collaboratively se- lect the photos to showcase. “There are intersections and con- nections between ‘Malian Portrait Pho- tography’ and François’ photography, like the colorful frames resembling Ma- lik Sidibé’s hand-painted glass frames, which reach back to Sidibé’s tradi- tion and extends forwards to François’ work,” Leers said. In many of the “Photo-Rapide” pho- tos, Deschamps picked up on this unique Malian portrait style and placed vibrant textured patterns around the photos of sitters who went to his studio to be pho-
PHOTOS COURTESY OF FRANÇOIS DESCHAMPS Malian photography will be exhibited at the Dorsky.
tographed, according to Leers. “Even while being a white man in West Africa, François was able to gain access to very intimate parts of people’s lives which isn’t easy,” Leers said. Deschamps said he hopes that through “Photo-Rapide” and “Malian Portrait Photography,” “people will fall
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in love with the Malian culture and stim- ulate a curiosity of a culture so different from their own.” Catalogues designed by Deschamps accompany both exhibitions, which will be held in the North Gallery of the Dor- sky’s Alice and Horace Chandler Gal- lery from Jan. 23 to April 12.
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Rediscovering The Underground Railroad
SUNY NEW PALTZ PROFESSOR COMPOSES HARRIET TUBMAN OPERA By Â Carolyn Â Quimby A&E Â Editor Â | Â Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
Nkeiru Â Okoye Â gave Â one Â of Â the Â most Â famous Â women Â of Â the Â abolitionist Â movement Â a Â voice Â rooted Â in Â truth Â and Â full Â of Â melody. Â Okoyeâ€™s Â two-Âact Â opera, Â â€œHARRIET Â TUBMAN: Â When Â I Â Crossed Â That Â Line Â to Â Freedom,â€? Â is Â commissioned Â by Â American Â Opera Â Projects Â and Â supported Â by Â a Â grant Â from Â the Â National Â En-Â dowment Â for Â the Â Arts. Â Act Â One, Â â€œIn Â Slavery,â€? Â begins Â with Â a Â young Â Tubman Â born Â LQWRVODYHU\DQGIRFXVHVRQKHUUHODWLRQVKLSVVSHFLÂżFDOO\KHUFORVH bond Â with Â her Â sister, Â Rachel. Â In Â Act Â Two, Â â€œIn Â Freedom,â€? Â Tubman Â â€” Â already Â an Â integral Â part Â of Â Philadelphiaâ€™s Â abolitionist Â network Â and Â the Â Underground Â Railroad Â â€” Â works Â alongside Â other Â African Â Americans, Â including Â Reverend Â Samuel Â Green Â and Â famed Â station-Â master Â William Â Still. 2NR\HVDLGVKHZDQWHGWRGRDÂżFWLRQDOL]HGDFFRXQWRI7XE-Â PDQRQWKH8QGHUJURXQG5DLOURDGDWÂżUVWEXWGLVPLVVHGWKHLGHD ZKHQVKHUHDOL]HGKRZFRPPRQWKH\ZHUH Âł$ORWRISHRSOHDUHGRLQJÂżFWLRQDOL]HGYHUVLRQVEXW,ZDQWHG to Â look Â into Â her Â humanity,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œI Â thought Â why Â she Â did Â what Â VKHGLGÂ˛ÂżQGLQJKHUPRWLYDWLRQÂ˛ZDVIDUPRUHLQWHUHVWLQJWKDQ the Â fact Â that Â she Â did Â it.â€? Most Â tales Â about Â Tubman Â center Â around Â her Â time Â on Â the Â Un-Â derground Â Railroad, Â but Â donâ€™t Â mention Â her Â family, Â Okoye Â said. Â However, Â she Â said Â her Â opera Â reveals Â a Â lot Â about Â her Â family Â mem-Â bers Â and Â her Â husband Â John Â Tubman, Â a Â free Â man. â€œA Â lot Â of Â times Â when Â you Â hear Â about Â her, Â sheâ€™s Â in Â isolation,â€? Â
she Â said. Â â€œYou Â donâ€™t Â hear Â much Â other Â than Â the Â fact Â that Â she Â worked Â on Â the Â Underground Â Railroad.â€? As Â a Â Black Â woman, Â Okoye Â said Â Tubman Â is Â â€œpart Â of Â [her] Â his-Â toryâ€? Â and Â she Â didnâ€™t Â want Â to Â follow Â the Â typical Â â€œmaster Â narrative,â€? Â or Â a Â few Â good Â men Â â€” Â typically Â white Â men Â â€” Â who Â come Â and Â rescue Â people Â of Â color. â€œMost Â people Â donâ€™t Â know Â there Â were Â other Â Black Â abolition-Â ists, Â and Â that Â there Â was Â a Â lot Â of Â self-Âliberation Â at Â this Â time,â€? Â Okoye Â said. Â â€œI Â didnâ€™t Â want Â that Â [master Â narrative], Â because Â the Â truth Â of Â Tubmanâ€™s Â life Â is...a Â wonderful Â story, Â a Â wonderful Â actuality.â€? Okoye Â said Â she Â wanted Â to Â compose Â a Â folk Â opera Â that Â would Â engage Â people Â who Â donâ€™t Â typically Â enjoy Â opera. Â Â â€œI Â wanted Â it Â to Â be Â full Â of Â folk Â music Â that Â has Â very Â singable Â songs Â and Â melodies Â you Â can Â get Â into,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œFolk Â operas Â are Â very Â accessible, Â but Â still Â challenging.â€? Okoye Â explored Â African Â American Â folk Â music Â from Â the Â 19th Â century, Â as Â well Â as Â work Â songs, Â protest Â songs Â and Â dances. Â She Â said Â she Â stumbled Â on Â parlor Â music Â from Â the Â time Â and Â found Â minstrel Â songs, Â some Â written Â by Â African Â American Â composers. Âł7KHVHVRQJVZKLFKYLRODWH%ODFNSHRSOHVSHFLÂżFDOO\%ODFN women, Â were Â written Â by Â my Â ancestors,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œSome Â of Â the Â things Â were Â so Â incredibly Â offensive.â€? The Â minstrel Â songs Â she Â heard Â that Â day Â inspired Â Okoye Â to Â write Â an Â anti-Âminstral Â song, Â which Â she Â said Â is Â one Â of Â her Â favorite Â songs Â in Â the Â opera. Â â€œAll Â these Â things Â they Â talk Â about Â negatively Â â€” Â the Â color Â of Â RXU VNLQ WKH VL]H RI RXU OLSV WKH ZD\ RXU ERGLHV DUH VKDSHG Â˛
John Â Tubman Â sings Â to Â [Harriet] Â and Â makes Â them Â all Â the Â great Â things Â about Â Black Â women,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œI Â wasnâ€™t Â a Â songwriter, Â but Â now Â I Â am. Â I Â love Â all Â the Â lyrics, Â and Â of Â all Â the Â songs, Â thatâ€™s Â the Â one Â that Â made Â me Â smile.â€? Part Â of Â Okoyeâ€™s Â struggle Â was Â learning Â to Â write Â an Â opera, Â as Â she Â had Â only Â written Â orchestral Â music, Â and Â building Â a Â network Â of Â contacts. Â She Â said Â she Â soon Â discovered Â and Â started Â attending Â con-Â ferences Â about Â Tubman. â€œThere Â are Â people Â who Â are Â enchanted Â with Â her Â story,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œThey Â have Â symposiums Â that Â are Â not Â your Â regular Â academic Â FRQIHUHQFHV<RXÂżQGWKHVHQHWZRUNVDQGÂżQGRXWPRUHSLHFHVRI her Â story.â€? Â Okoye Â said Â the Â best Â part Â of Â composing Â is Â that Â sheâ€™s Â doing Â what Â she Â loves. â€œI Â hear Â music Â in Â my Â head, Â write Â it Â down Â and Â hear Â it Â per-Â formed,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œFor Â this Â opera Â I Â had Â both Â sides Â â€” Â the Â easy Â and Â the Â struggle Â â€” Â but Â to Â be Â there Â and Â hear Â someone Â perform Â your Â SLHFHLVDPD]LQJHYHU\VLQJOHWLPHÂ´ American Â Opera Â Project Â will Â present Â an Â abridged Â version Â of Â Okoyeâ€™s Â opera Â at Â SUNY Â Albany Â on Â March Â 8. On Â Sunday, Â Feb. Â 10 Â at Â 3 Â p.m., Â music Â from Â Okoyeâ€™s Â opera Â will Â be Â played Â during Â the Â concert, Â â€œA Â Ride Â on Â the Â Underground Â Rail-Â road,â€? Â in Â Studley Â Theatre. Â In Â celebration Â of Â Black Â History Â Month Â and Â the Â 150th Â anniversary Â of Â the Â Emancipation Â Proclamation, Â the Â QLJKW ZLOO IHDWXUH WDOHQW IURP 681< 1HZ 3DOW] WKH 1HZEXUJK Free Â Academy, Â the Â PonĂŠ Â Ensemble Â for Â New Â Music Â and Â three Â opera Â singers Â from Â New Â York Â City. Â
Piano Program Transverses Eras
MUSIC PROFESSOR PERFORMS WITH â€˜ADVENTUROUSâ€™ KEYS By Â Manny Â Yupa Contributing Â Writer Â | Â Myupa98@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Through Â balance Â and Â contrast, Â Pro-Â fessor Â Ruthanne Â Schempf Â performed Â a Â program Â of Â impelling Â piano Â pieces Â from Â WKUHHGLIIHUHQWHUDVWR681<1HZ3DOW] faculty, Â students Â and Â musicians Â in Â Shepa-Â rd Â Recital Â Hall Â on Â Tuesday, Â Jan. Â 29. 7KH ÂżUVW SLHFH SHUIRUPHG ZDV -R-Â hann Â Sebastian Â Bachâ€™s Â â€œEnglish Â Suite Â No. Â 2 Â in Â A-Âminor,â€? Â a Â piece Â that Â she Â had Â begun Â to Â work Â on Â with Â her Â late Â mother. Â Despite Â its Â minor Â key, Â the Â tempo Â and Â harmony Â are Â notably Â cheerful. Â Next, Â she Â performed Â Robert Â Schumannâ€™s Â â€œKreisleriana, Â Op. Â 16â€? Â â€” Â a Â set Â of Â eight Â â€œFantasie-Âlike Â movementsâ€? Â â€” Â which Â was Â composed Â over Â six Â days Â
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the Â piano Â more Â orchestrally.â€? 7KLUG\HDUMD]]VWXGLHVPDMRU0LVKD 6DYDJH VDLG KLV WHFKQLFDO SURÂżFLHQF\ LV only Â matched Â by Â her Â â€œvery, Â very Â con-Â scious Â awareness Â of Â dynamics.â€? Âł6KH GHÂżQLWHO\ NQRZV KRZ WR FUDIW waves Â that Â really Â get Â the Â nuances Â of Â emotion,â€? Â Savage Â said. Â 6FKHPSI VXJJHVWHG WKDW MD]] PXVL-Â cians Â would Â be Â particularly Â attracted Â to Â the Â Ravel Â piece, Â and Â Savage Â said Â he Â agreed. â€œShe Â wasnâ€™t Â lying Â [with] Â the Â beau-Â tiful Â voicing Â and Â very Â jarring Â effects,â€? Â Savage Â said. Downs Â said Â he Â personally Â appreci-Â ated Â the Â â€œwide Â variety Â of Â intensities, Â jux-Â taposing Â a Â dire Â urgent Â message Â in Â calm-Â ness Â with Â playful, Â rambunctious Â energy,â€? Â
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achieving Â â€œa Â lot Â of Â fast-Âpaced Â polyphon-Â ic Â textures Â with Â acute Â precision.â€? Schempf Â said Â she Â practiced Â numer-Â RXV SLHFHV DQG FKRVH WKH RQHV WKDW ÂżW best Â for Â this Â particular Â concert. Â â€œItâ€™s Â like Â going Â on Â a Â date,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œYou Â go Â on Â a Â lot Â of Â blind Â dates, Â then, Â oh! Â This Â is Â the Â one, Â these Â are Â the Â ones. Â In Â this Â combination.â€? Â 7KHVHSLHFHVDUHVLJQLÂżFDQWEHFDXVH they Â â€œinspire Â the Â imagination,â€? Â accord-Â ing Â to Â Schempf. â€œIâ€™m Â attracted Â to Â music Â that Â is Â de-Â scriptive, Â that Â has Â associations...things Â other Â than Â just Â sound,â€? Â she Â said. Blending Â the Â technical Â and Â the Â dy-Â namic, Â Schempf Â said Â the Â concert Â was Â meant Â to Â be Â a Â â€œmusical Â adventureâ€? Â for Â those Â who Â attended. Â
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The Promise of Punk Rock
MUSICIAN OF THE WEEK: DANIEL PINTO
â€˜GOOD THINGSâ€™ TO COME FOR ALTERNATIVE MUSIC IN 2013 YEAR: Fourth MAJOR: Digital Media Production HOMETOWN: Queens, N.Y.
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By Â Samantha Â Spoto Contributing Â Writer Â | Â N02474818@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
At Â the Â end Â of Â each Â year, Â music Â critics Â cre-Â ate Â a Â narrow Â list Â of Â albums Â deemed Â worthy Â of Â high Â recognition. Â In Â 2012, Â The Â Black Â Keys, Â Frank Â Ocean, Â fun., Â Mumford Â and Â Sons Â and Â Tay-Â lor Â Swift Â Â all Â received Â Grammy Â nominations. Â Although Â punk Â rock Â glided Â underneath Â the Â mainstream Â radar, Â several Â bands Â gained Â the Â reputation Â of Â producing Â â€œAlbum Â of Â the Â Yearâ€? Â among Â their Â listeners. Â Â Â Punk Â fans Â praised Â The Â Menzingersâ€™ Â third Â studio Â album, Â On Â The Â Impossible Â Past7KHÂżUVW of Â their Â albums Â to Â be Â released Â on Â Epitaph Â Re-Â cords, Â the Â collection Â features Â nostalgic Â tales Â of Â loss, Â longing Â and Â regret. The Â album Â begins Â with Â â€œGood Â Things,â€? Â in Â which Â Greg Â Barnett Â sings, Â â€œIâ€™ve Â been Â closing Â P\H\HVWRÂżQGZK\DOOJRRGWKLQJVVKRXOGIDOO apart.â€? Â Â The Â lyric Â serves Â as Â a Â theme Â for Â several Â of Â the Â songs Â on Â the Â album, Â including Â â€œBurn Â Af-Â ter Â Writingâ€? Â and Â â€œThe Â Obituaries.â€? Listeners Â arrive Â at Â the Â title Â track Â near Â the Â end Â of Â the Â album. Â Â It Â may Â appear Â as Â a Â segue Â into Â â€œNice Â Things,â€? Â but Â the Â content Â is Â as Â direct Â and Â hard-Âhitting Â as Â the Â others. Â Â The Â Menzingers Â contrast Â their Â agoniz-Â ing Â lyrics Â with Â fast-Âpaced Â guitar Â and Â drums, Â especially Â on Â tracks Â like Â â€œAva Â Houseâ€? Â and Â Â
â€œMexican Â Guitars.â€? Â Â While Â On Â The Â Impossible Â Past Â propelled Â The Â Menzingers Â to Â the Â top Â of Â the Â punk Â scene, Â New Â Jersey Â band Â The Â Gaslight Â Anthem Â re-Â leased Â another Â noteworthy Â punk Â rock Â album. Â Â Previously Â signed Â to Â SideOneDummy Â Records, Â WKHEDQGUHOHDVHGWKHLUÂżUVWPDMRUODEHODOEXP Handwritten, Â via Â Mercury Â Records. Handwritten EHJLQV ZLWK ÂłÂ´ WKH ÂżUVW single Â released Â from Â the Â album. Â The Â fast-Âpaced, Â anthemic Â rock Â opener Â provides Â listeners Â with Â a Â sense Â of Â the Â sounds Â to Â expect Â in Â the Â remaining Â 41 Â minutes. Tracks Â such Â as Â â€œMulholland Â Driveâ€? Â and Â â€œKeepsake,â€? Â feature Â Alex Â Rosamiliaâ€™s Â glori-Â ous Â guitar-Âwork. Â Â Other Â rocking Â tunes Â include Â â€œHowlâ€? Â and Â â€œBiloxi Â Parish.â€? Â Whereas Â songs Â like Â â€œToo Â Much Â Blood,â€? Â â€œMaeâ€? Â and Â â€œNational Â Anthemâ€? Â sound Â reminiscent Â of Â the Â slow-Âtempo Â VRQJVIURPOHDGVLQJHU%ULDQ)DOORQÂśVVLGHSURM ect, Â The Â Horrible Â Crowes. All Â in Â all, Â the Â Gaslight Â Anthemâ€™s Â Hand-Â written Â remains Â true Â to Â the Â bandâ€™s Â honest Â rock Â and Â roll Â sound. Punk Â bands Â Cloud Â Nothings Â and Â Titus Â An-Â dronicus Â also Â released Â albums Â in Â 2012. Â Â Steve Â Albini, Â who Â has Â worked Â with Â highly Â acclaimed Â artists Â such Â as Â Nirvana Â and Â The Â Pixies, Â engi-Â neered Â Cloud Â Nothingsâ€™ Â second Â studio Â album, Â
Attack Â on Â Memory. Â Â Noteworthy Â tracks Â include Â â€œFall Â Inâ€? Â and Â â€œStay Â Useless.â€? Â Titus Â Androni-Â cus Â released Â their Â third Â album, Â Local Â Business, Â which Â found Â a Â spot Â on Â Rolling Â Stoneâ€™s Â top Â al-Â bums Â of Â the Â year. Â Â Like Â 2012, Â 2013 Â holds Â the Â promise Â of Â an-Â other Â great Â year Â for Â punk Â rock Â music. Â Â ,QGLHSXQN RXWÂżW /HPXULD IURP %XIIDOR N.Y., Â recently Â recorded Â their Â third Â full-Âlength Â studio Â album. Â They Â have Â yet Â to Â announce Â a Â release Â date, Â but Â the Â trio Â will Â be Â performing Â in Â New Â Paltz Â tonight. English Â folk/punk Â singer Â Frank Â Turner Â re-Â ceived Â great Â recognition Â for Â England Â Keep Â My Â Bones, Â his Â most Â recent Â album Â to Â date. Â Â On Â April Â (SLWDSKZLOOUHOHDVH7XUQHUÂśVÂżIWKVWXGLRDO bum, Â Tape Â Deck Â Heart. The Â following Â day, Â Long Â Island-Âbased Â singer-Âsongwriter Â Laura Â Stevenson Â will Â release Â her Â third Â full-Âlength Â album, Â Wheel, Â on Â Don Â Giovanni Â Records. Â Â The Â single, Â â€œRunner,â€? Â is Â available Â to Â stream Â at Â Pitchfork. Within Â the Â year, Â Against Â Me! Â will Â release Â highly Â anticipated Â album Â Transgender Â Dyspho-Â ria Â BluesWKHEDQGÂśVÂżUVWDOEXPVLQFHWKHOHDG singer Â Laura Â Jane Â Graceâ€™s Â coming Â out. Alkaline Â Trio, Â Cloud Â Nothings Â and Â The Â Front Â Bottoms Â also Â intend Â to Â release Â albums Â this Â upcoming Â year.
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JENNIFER NICHOLAS Major: Visual Arts Education Minor: Italian Studies Year: Fourth
Influences: Jenny Sayville, Michelangelo, Eva Zeisal, my mother
“The past four years of my art making has been about exploration; both of myself, and the world around me through art. I’ve discovered new mediums that I never anticipated working with and developed a greater understanding of the importance of conceptual art. I feel so lucky to be studying something I love so passionately and I know I will continue to explore and grow as an artist for the rest of my life, while teaching children to do the same.”
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SERVING Â UP THE Â SURVEY
CARTOON Â BY Â JULIE Â GUNDERSEN Â
Student Â Association Â Productions Â (SAP) Â will Â be Â con-Â ducting Â a Â second Â survey Â concerning Â the Â spring Â concert. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Vice Â President Â of Â Programming Â Esthephanie Â Peralta Â said Â she Â and Â her Â SAP Â Board Â will Â be Â administering Â the Â new Â survey Â due Â to Â the Â unavailability Â of Â the Â top Â artists Â that Â the Â FDPSXVYRWHGIRURQWKHÂżUVWRQH We Â at Â The Â New Â Paltz Â Oracle Â want Â to Â commend Â Stu-Â dent Â Association Â (SA) Â and Â SAP Â for Â their Â transparency Â on Â the Â issue, Â and Â hope Â that Â both Â parties Â will Â continue Â to Â do Â their Â job Â to Â the Â highest Â of Â standards. In Â the Â past, Â we Â have Â seen Â SAP Â boards Â who Â have Â been Â unable Â to Â book Â artists Â for Â similar Â reasons Â but Â were Â dishon-Â HVW DERXW LW /DVW \HDU 6$3 FKRVH WKH ÂżIWKUDQNHG DUWLVW out Â of Â eight Â for Â the Â concert, Â and Â the Â lack Â of Â transparency Â caused Â discontent Â within Â the Â student Â body Â at Â the Â end Â of Â the Â year. Â However, Â this Â SAP Â board Â has Â been Â honest Â with Â the Â results Â of Â the Â survey Â and Â why Â they Â are Â unable Â to Â book Â top-Âranked Â artists Â such Â as Â Lupe Â Fiasco Â and Â Brand Â New. Â The Â price Â SAP Â is Â willing Â to Â spend Â on Â an Â artist Â is Â between Â $40,000 Â and Â $45,000, Â and Â higher-Âranked Â artists Â are Â asking Â for Â higher Â prices Â and Â their Â schedules Â arenâ€™t Â working Â out Â with Â ours.
Unfortunately, Â we Â donâ€™t Â have Â that Â much Â money Â to Â spend Â on Â artists. Â Schedules Â for Â artists Â change. Â As Â far Â as Â monetary Â concerns Â go, Â SAP Â also Â has Â to Â look Â at Â how Â much Â security, Â staging Â and Â other Â amenities Â such Â as Â special Â effects Â artists Â want Â will Â cost. Â With Â a Â small Â budget Â to Â begin Â with, Â it Â LVGLIÂżFXOWWRÂżQGDZHOONQRZQDUWLVWWRSHUIRUPKHUH SAP Â has Â not Â been Â shy Â of Â sharing Â that Â information Â and Â being Â honest Â with Â how Â the Â current Â situation Â stands. Â This Â is Â the Â job Â and Â the Â expectation Â of Â our Â student Â government, Â and Â we Â need Â to Â see Â that Â this Â will Â be Â continued Â not Â just Â with Â the Â spring Â concert, Â but Â with Â all Â current Â and Â future Â issues. Â Student Â governments Â are Â not Â just Â campus-Âgoverning Â bodies. Â They Â are Â our Â peers Â and Â people Â we Â choose Â to Â be Â friends Â with Â during Â four Â of Â the Â most Â important Â years Â of Â our Â lives. Â As Â such, Â there Â is Â a Â duty Â for Â them Â to Â not Â just Â be Â honest Â and Â transparent Â because Â that Â is Â what Â a Â government Â should Â be, Â but Â because Â we Â are Â students Â together Â and Â the Â campus Â they Â serve Â deserves Â nothing Â but Â the Â utmost Â respect. Transparency Â has Â been Â a Â strength Â not Â just Â for Â this Â par-Â ticular Â SAP Â board, Â but Â of Â the Â current Â SA Â E-Âboard Â as Â well. Â While Â this Â was Â an Â expectation Â of Â a Â group Â that Â in Â the Â past Â have Â been Â vocal Â about Â transparency Â and Â how Â necessary Â it Â is Â for Â success, Â it Â is Â nice Â to Â see Â a Â governing Â group Â that Â is Â
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willing Â to Â share Â information Â with Â the Â student Â body Â without Â any Â sort Â of Â problems. Â As Â a Â campus, Â we Â need Â to Â realize Â that Â this Â has Â not Â al-Â ways Â been Â the Â case. Â Weâ€™ve Â seen Â E-Âboards Â that Â were Â unwill-Â ing Â to Â share Â information Â and Â the Â result Â of Â this Â has Â led Â to Â dis-Â content Â for Â the Â senate Â and Â a Â reluctance Â to Â become Â involved Â with Â campus Â issues. While Â transparency Â hasnâ€™t Â always Â been Â a Â strength Â of Â ghosts Â of Â SA Â E-Âboards Â past, Â we Â are Â glad Â to Â see Â the Â progress Â made Â by Â current Â SA Â members. Â We Â only Â ask Â and Â hope Â that Â this Â sort Â of Â transparency Â will Â continue Â in Â the Â future.
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Donâ€™t Â Hug Â Me, Â Iâ€™m Â Scared
I Â really Â donâ€™t Â like Â hugs. Â I Â am Â not Â a Â misanthrope. Â Okay, Â this Â isnâ€™t Â all Â true. Â I Â do Â like Â hugs. Â A Â lot. Â In Â fact, Â scratch Â the Â gripping Â opening, Â I Â love Â hugs. Â What Â I Â mean Â to Â say Â is Â that Â I Â hold Â a Â hug Â with Â someone Â else Â in Â high Â regard, Â and Â I Â have Â very Â little Â tolerance Â for Â anything Â that Â falls Â short Â of Â said Â regard. Â Do Â you Â remember Â in Â that Â cold, Â vacuous Â pit Â of Â hell Â (re: Â middle Â school) Â when Â someone Â you Â were, Â at Â best, Â acquain-Â tances Â with Â would Â scream Â your Â name Â in Â the Â hallway Â on Â the Â way Â to Â class Â and Â they Â would Â bring Â you Â into Â a Â hug Â so Â light Â and Â insincere Â that Â it Â would Â remind Â you Â of Â every Â awkward Â insecurity Â you Â and Â all Â of Â your Â peers Â had? Â Because Â I Â do, Â and Â the Â memory Â alone Â makes Â me Â cringe. Â I Â feel Â like Â hugs Â are Â a Â status Â symbol Â among Â adolescents. Â The Â more Â hugs Â in Â a Â day Â they Â get, Â the Â more Â beloved Â they Â believe Â themselves Â to Â be. Â If Â they Â could Â collect Â hugs Â in Â a Â jar, Â a Â hug Â between Â two Â people Â would Â be Â nothing Â but Â a Â rushed Â clutch Â onto Â a Â soul Â you Â will Â never Â know. And Â I Â think Â thatâ€™s Â what Â I Â truly Â hate. Â Not Â the Â hug Â itself, Â but Â how Â easily Â a Â hug Â can Â be Â taken Â for Â granted. Â How Â easily Â WKH\FDQEHVLPSOLÂżHG Maybe Â I Â am Â just Â a Â weepy Â 40-Âyear-Âold Â spinster Â taking Â XSUHVLGHQFHLQD\HDUROGÂśVERG\EXWQRZDGD\V,ÂżQG
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myself Â viewing Â a Â hug Â as Â more Â intimate Â than Â most Â things. Â Itâ€™s Â two Â bodies Â held Â so Â close Â together Â that Â they Â become Â in-Â tertwined Â and Â in Â those Â moments Â a Â hug Â lasts, Â the Â parties Â in-Â volved Â can Â learn Â so Â much Â about Â one Â another. In Â a Â real, Â true Â hug, Â we Â shut Â out Â the Â world Â around Â us. Â Ev-Â erything Â melts Â slowly Â away Â and Â standing Â there Â are Â two Â peo-Â ple Â who Â want Â to Â know Â as Â much Â as Â their Â mind Â and Â soul Â will Â allow Â them Â to Â learn Â of Â another Â in Â what Â a Â minute Â has Â to Â offer. Â I Â want Â to Â know Â the Â relaxed Â shoulders Â and Â the Â even Â breath-Â ing Â that Â arenâ€™t Â mine Â feel Â against Â me. Â I Â want Â to Â know Â that Â the Â arms Â around Â me Â will Â remember Â my Â curves Â and Â insecurities Â and Â hopes Â when Â Iâ€™m Â nothing Â but Â a Â memory Â on Â a Â shelf. When Â I Â was Â younger, Â I Â knew Â a Â boy Â who Â smelled Â of Â Old Â Spice Â and Â fresh Â linen Â so Â strong Â that Â I Â could Â never Â for Â the Â life Â of Â me Â forget Â what Â that Â smell Â and Â embrace Â was Â like. Â He Â broke Â me Â in Â the Â end Â and Â it Â wasnâ€™t Â until Â recently Â that Â I Â saw Â him Â again. Â I Â had Â pushed Â him Â out Â of Â my Â mind. As Â we Â hugged, Â every Â knot Â his Â words Â had Â once Â made Â in Â P\VWRPDFKDQGHYHU\FKLOOKHJDYHPHZKHQKHĂ€DVKHGPH a Â smile Â came Â back. Â I Â remembered Â the Â Old Â Spice Â and Â fresh Â linen Â like Â it Â was Â just Â yesterday Â when Â we Â said Â goodbye. Â And Â you Â know, Â that Â shit Â is Â painful. Â The Â memories Â of Â a Â hug Â also Â bring Â back Â the Â pain Â and Â loneliness Â that Â a Â lack Â of Â
embrace Â provides. Â And Â in Â the Â end, Â I Â get Â freaked Â out Â that Â a Â hug Â I Â give Â someone Â else Â could Â ever Â mean Â that Â much Â to Â them. Â ,ÂśPWHUULÂżHGWRNQRZWKDWPD\EH,ÂśOOOHDYHVXFKDPDUNRQ someone Â that Â whatever Â I Â smell Â like Â or Â the Â way Â my Â hands Â rest Â on Â someoneâ€™s Â back Â will Â bring Â up Â their Â greatest Â pain Â or Â whatever Â else Â I Â give Â someone. And Â then Â there Â are Â the Â people Â whose Â embrace Â youâ€™ll Â always Â get Â lost Â in Â and Â youâ€™ll Â always Â run Â back Â to Â for Â comfort Â and Â solace. Â There Â are Â people Â out Â there, Â whether Â you Â know Â them Â now Â or Â theyâ€™ll Â walk Â into Â your Â life Â somewhere Â down Â the Â line, Â who Â will Â never Â leave Â you, Â and Â the Â way Â they Â hold Â you Â when Â yourâ€™re Â in Â tears Â Â will Â be Â some Â of Â the Â greatest Â hap-Â piness Â youâ€™ll Â ever Â come Â to Â know. Â I Â guess Â what Â bothers Â me Â about Â hugs Â is Â that Â something Â so Â powerful Â can Â be Â given Â as Â something Â so Â meaningless. Â I Â just Â never Â want Â to Â be Â so Â taken Â for Â granted. Â
Cat Â Tacopina Â is Â a Â third-Âyear Â journalism Â major Â with Â PLQRUVLQ*HUPDQ6WXGLHVDQGÂżOPDQGYLGHRVWXGLHV (YHQWKRXJKWKLVLVWKHÂżUVWWLPHThe Â Oracle Â has Â had Â bios Â in Â a Â long Â time, Â she Â is Â still Â the Â Swan Â Queen, Â hunty.
Empathy Â Over Â Apathy
Murphyâ€™s Â law Â seems Â to Â be Â in Â full Â effect Â this Â week Â for Â me. Â Everything Â that Â could Â have Â gone Â wrong Â did Â go Â wrong Â and Â I Â havenâ€™t Â handled Â it Â in Â the Â best Â way. Â But Â sometimes Â the Â only Â way Â to Â get Â through Â the Â pain Â (that Â demands Â to Â be Â felt, Â right Â John Â Green?) Â is Â to Â write Â it Â away. Â So Â hereâ€™s Â a Â note Â to Â myself Â (and, Â maybe, Â you) Â for Â when Â life Â becomes Â a Â perfect Â storm Â of Â awful: Itâ€™s Â okay Â to Â realize Â that Â home Â isnâ€™t Â necessarily Â a Â place. Â Sometimes Â itâ€™s Â not Â about Â where Â you Â are, Â but Â who Â youâ€™re Â with. Â A Â house Â wonâ€™t Â make Â your Â bones Â ache Â the Â way Â a Â sunrise Â conversation Â with Â a Â friend Â will. Youâ€™ll Â never Â understand Â why, Â but Â the Â people Â you Â grew Â up Â with Â (regardless Â of Â the Â last Â time Â you Â saw Â them) Â will Â always Â hold Â a Â piece Â of Â you Â that Â feels Â timeless. Â Let Â yourself Â be Â unstuck Â in Â time Â when Â youâ€™re Â with Â them. Â Force Â yourself Â to Â be Â open Â and Â donâ€™t Â hold Â the Â world Â
at Â arms Â length. Â Try Â to Â be Â surprised Â by Â what Â you Â see Â and Â never Â get Â jaded Â (or Â more Â jaded Â than Â you Â already Â are), Â because Â the Â ocean Â is Â always Â more Â beautiful Â than Â you Â remember. Donâ€™t Â keep Â people Â in Â your Â life Â who Â donâ€™t Â make Â it Â better. Â Â Donâ€™t Â feel Â obligated Â to Â anyone Â that Â makes Â you Â feel Â anything Â other Â than Â your Â best Â â€” Â not Â people Â from Â your Â high Â school, Â your Â misogynistic Â uncle Â or Â that Â per-Â son Â you Â met Â that Â one Â time Â at Â that Â place Â you Â canâ€™t Â re-Â member. Â Sometimes Â people Â donâ€™t Â deserve Â to Â be Â your Â friend Â â€” Â not Â even Â virtually. Being Â passionate Â is Â not Â a Â weakness. Â Donâ€™t Â be Â ashamed Â to Â love Â things Â unironically Â and Â unabashedly. Â Let Â your Â love Â leave Â an Â imprint Â on Â everything Â you Â do, Â everyone Â you Â touch Â and Â everywhere Â you Â go. Â When Â you Â meet Â the Â person Â who Â makes Â your Â heart Â speak Â a Â different Â language, Â learn Â the Â lines Â of Â their Â
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palms Â like Â a Â map Â â€” Â the Â one Â that Â leads Â you Â back Â to Â yourself. Â Forget Â gravity Â and Â fall, Â because, Â if Â theyâ€™re Â right Â for Â you, Â theyâ€™ll Â catch Â you. Â And Â when Â one Â of Â your Â oldest Â friends Â suddenly Â los-Â es Â her Â father, Â say Â youâ€™re Â sorry Â (because Â you Â are), Â that Â you Â love Â her Â (because Â you Â do) Â and Â hold Â her Â close. Â Itâ€™s Â all Â you Â can Â do Â even Â if Â youâ€™d Â like Â to Â do Â so Â much Â more. Â Try Â to Â lift Â some Â of Â the Â heaviness Â from Â her Â heart. Â Try Â to Â understand Â that Â it Â will Â always Â be Â there. $QGÂżQDOO\FKRRVHHPSDWK\RYHUDSDWK\$OZD\V
Carolyn Â Quimby Â is Â a Â fourth-Âyear Â creative Â writing Â major, Â journalism Â minor, Â and Â proud Â member Â of Â the Â Bane Â Girls Â Club. Â She Â recently Â saw Â a Â photo Â of Â a Â French Â Bulldog Â in Â a Â bow-Âtie Â and Â doesnâ€™t Â really Â care Â about Â anything Â else.
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Yuka Â Suzuka, Â a Â fourth-Âyear Â back Â and Â individual Â medley Â swimmer, Â shattered Â an Â Elting Â Pool Â record Â during Â a Â meet Â against Â SUNY Â Oneonta Â on Â Saturday, Â Jan. Â 26. Suzuka Â achieved Â a Â time Â of Â 57.66 Â sec-Â onds Â in Â the Â 100 Â backstroke. Â Â She Â not Â only Â broke Â a Â record, Â but Â also Â nabbed Â an Â NCAA Â â€œBâ€? Â qualifying Â standing, Â which Â she Â pre-Â viously Â earned Â for Â her Â performance Â earli-Â er Â this Â season Â at Â the Â Eastern Â College Â Ath-Â letic Â Conference Â Winter Â Championships. Â The Â previous Â record Â was Â set Â by Â Michelle Â Coombs Â in Â 2008 Â with Â a Â time Â of Â 59.45. 6X]XNDZDVRYHUMR\HGZKHQVKHÂżUVW UHDOL]HG KHU WLPH TXDOLÂżHG IRU WKH QHZ pool Â record. Âł,ZDVWLUHGÂżUVW,ZDVKRSLQJ,ÂśGJHW 58 Â or Â 59 Â or Â close Â to Â the Â record, Â but Â when Â I Â got Â 57â€Ś Â I Â got Â so Â happy Â â€“ Â splashing Â up Â and Â down, Â like Â a Â child,â€? Â she Â said. Â Â â€œI Â got Â P\UHFRUGRQWKHERDUG,WÂśVOLNHWKHPRVW
exciting Â thing. Â I Â never Â had Â that Â in Â my Â swim Â club Â or Â even Â my Â high Â school, Â but Â when Â I Â got Â my Â name Â on Â [the Â Elting Â pool Â board], Â I Â got Â really Â happy.â€? Suzuka Â began Â swimming Â when Â she Â was Â four Â years Â old. Â Â She Â was Â frequently Â sick Â as Â a Â child, Â similar Â to Â her Â mother, Â who Â made Â her Â swim Â in Â order Â to Â build Â her Â strength. Â Suzuka Â swam Â every Â day Â to Â re-Â gain Â her Â health Â and Â power, Â which Â enabled Â her Â to Â go Â to Â school. :RPHQÂśV 6ZLPPLQJ +HDG &RDFK Scott Â Whitbeck Â said Â he Â is Â very Â proud Â of Â 6X]XNDÂśV RYHUDOO SHUIRUPDQFH QRW RQO\ this Â year, Â but Â prior Â seasons Â as Â well. Â Âł<XNDÂśVEHHQRXUEHVWVZLPPHUIRUD FRXSOH\HDUVRQWKLVWHDP,PHDQVKHÂśV had Â a Â great Â season,â€? Â Whitbeck Â said. Â â€œShe Â was Â an Â all-ÂAmerican Â last Â year, Â conference Â swimmer Â of Â the Â year, Â set Â school Â confer-Â ence Â records Â in Â a Â number Â of Â events.â€? In Â terms Â of Â this Â season, Â Whitbeck Â said Â Suzuka Â has Â taken Â even Â more Â steps Â
to Â become Â a Â top Â SUNYAC Â swimmer. Â She Â ZDVDWRSÂżQLVKHUIRUWKHEDFNLQ the Â national Â championships Â and Â has Â Â been Â able Â to Â improve Â her Â race Â times Â during Â practice. 7KHVZLPWHDPZRQWKHLUÂżQDOPHHW this Â Saturday Â in Â the Â Skidmore Â Sprint Â In-Â vitational Â at Â Skidmore Â College. Â Suzuka Â and Â the Â team Â are Â setting Â their Â sights Â on Â the Â SUNYAC Â Championships, Â which Â runs Â from Â Feb. Â 21 Â to Â 23 Â in Â Buffalo. Âł)RU 681<$&V ,ÂśP OLNH UHDOO\ IR cused Â on Â 100 Â back, Â 200 Â back, Â 200 Â IM,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œI Â won Â all Â those Â events Â last Â year, Â EXW,FDQQRWEHOLNHÂľRK,ÂśPJRLQJWRZLQ DJDLQÂś EHFDXVH , NQRZ WKHUHÂśV VR PDQ\ swimmers Â that Â work Â so Â hard.â€? Whitbeck Â is Â also Â optimistic Â of Â the Â WHDPÂśV DELOLW\ WR FRQWLQXH WKHLU VXFFHVV into Â the Â SUNYAC Â Championships. Âł:HÂśYH KDG WKH IRUWXQH RI KDYLQJ not Â only Â great Â top-Âend Â swimmers;Íž Â in Â ad-Â dition Â our Â depth Â in Â our Â freshmen Â class Â is Â
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phenomenal Â this Â year,â€? Â Whitbeck Â said. Â Â Âł,WKLQNZHÂśUHDWHDPWKDWÂśVLQDSRVLWLRQ to Â compete Â with Â some Â of Â the Â best Â teams, Â hopefully Â in Â contention Â for Â a Â conference Â title.â€? Suzuka Â also Â believes Â the Â team Â is Â a Â strong Â contender Â for Â the Â SUNYAC Â Swimming Â and Â Diving Â Championships Â and Â wants Â to Â end Â her Â senior Â year Â with Â a Â victory. Â â€œI Â think Â we Â have Â a Â chance Â to Â win Â a Â SUNYAC Â champion Â and Â that Â would Â be Â really, Â really, Â really Â awesome,â€? Â Suzuka Â said. Â Â â€œIf Â we Â win Â that, Â that Â would Â be Â like, Â the Â best Â senior Â memory Â ever.â€? Â Â 6FDQ7KLV45&RGH:LWK Any Â Smartphone Â Or Â Check Â Out Â Our Â Award Â Winning Â Website Â To Â Watch Â Our Â Exclusive Â Interview Â With Â Suzuka Â $ERXW+HU3HUIRUPDQFH
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motivation Â for Â us, Â since Â now Â every Â team Â will Â give Â us Â their Â best Â shot,â€? Â Fish-Â After Â a Â mid-Âseason Â slump, Â the Â Lady Â er Â said. Â â€œWe Â have Â to Â play Â that Â much Â Hawks Â are Â back Â in Â form Â and Â taking Â harder Â and Â prove Â what Â a Â good Â basket-Â down Â their Â prey. Â ball Â team Â we Â really Â are.â€? Â Though Â the Â team Â has Â lost Â two Â Co-Âcaptain Â Kahsyrah Â Bryant Â ex-Â games, Â they Â have Â recently Â come Â back Â pressed Â the Â same Â sentiment Â and Â said Â to Â win Â their Â last Â three, Â improving Â their Â the Â team Â can Â now Â focus Â on Â growth Â overall Â record Â to Â 19-Â2 Â and Â are Â ranked Â rather Â than Â their Â perfect Â record. Â No.1 Â in Â SUNYAC Â standings, Â ahead Â of Â â€œNext Â time Â we Â play Â them, Â itâ€™s Â SUNY Â Geneseo. gonna Â be Â a Â tough Â game,â€? Â Bryant Â said. Â The Â Womenâ€™s Â Basketball Â team Â lost Â â€œNow Â the Â pressure Â of Â being Â undefeated Â WKHLUÂżUVWJDPHRIWKHVHDVRQWR*HQHVHR is Â off Â our Â chest, Â so Â we Â can Â just Â focus Â on Â resulting Â in Â the Â end Â of Â their Â undefeated Â improving Â and Â playing Â the Â game.â€? Â streak Â on Â Jan. Â 25, Â and Â were Â also Â defeat-Â Seward Â appreciates Â his Â teamâ€™s Â ed Â by Â Western Â Connecticut Â State Â on Â Jan. Â positive Â attitude Â and Â willingness Â to Â im-Â 29. Â Whereas Â some Â teams Â would Â sulk Â in Â prove. Â He Â said Â the Â team Â is Â more Â recep-Â their Â sorrows, Â the Â Hawks Â are Â using Â this Â tive Â to Â constructive Â criticism Â when Â he Â is Â o p p o r -Â able Â to Â keep Â tunity Â to Â things Â fresh Â grow Â and Â in Â practice. d e v e l o p Â He Â also Â as Â a Â team, Â It Â wasnâ€™t Â our Â goal Â to Â be Â undefeated. Â It Â said Â the Â team Â H e a d Â was Â good Â while Â it Â lasted, Â but Â our Â goal Â is Â has Â a Â tenden-Â C o a c h Â cy Â to Â â€œbeat Â J a m i e Â WREHDYHU\GLIÂżFXOWWHDPWRFRPSHWH themselves Â S e w a r d Â with. up,â€? Â but Â are Â said. motivated Â to Â â€œ I t Â JAMIE Â SEWARD succeed. Â w a s n â€™ t Â S e w a r d Â our Â goal Â said Â players Â to Â be Â undefeated,â€? Â Seward Â said. Â â€œIt Â was Â have Â been Â showing Â up Â early Â for Â prac-Â good Â while Â it Â lasted, Â but Â our Â goal Â is Â to Â be Â WLFHV DQG D ÂżUVW\HDU SOD\HU UHTXHVWHG DYHU\GLIÂżFXOWWHDPWRFRPSHWHZLWKÂ´ longer Â practice Â sessions Â to Â reap Â the Â re-Â He Â said Â the Â team Â was Â going Â through Â wards Â of Â hard Â work. a Â â€œmid-Âseason Â slumpâ€? Â prior Â to Â the Â game, Â Fisher Â said Â the Â team Â wants Â to Â move Â and Â even Â when Â they Â were Â on Â a Â winning Â forward Â from Â their Â loss Â and Â that Â they Â streak, Â they Â were Â not Â playing Â to Â the Â best Â would Â rather Â lose Â in Â the Â regular Â season Â of Â their Â abilities. than Â lose Â in Â the Â playoffs, Â which Â would Â â€œGeneseo Â played Â very Â well Â and Â end Â their Â season. theyâ€™re Â a Â great Â team,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œCom-Â Bryant Â said Â the Â losses Â have Â posi-Â bine Â that Â with Â us Â not Â playing Â to Â the Â best Â tively Â affected Â the Â team Â and Â will Â result Â of Â our Â abilityâ€” Â the Â â€˜dog Â daysâ€™ Â of Â Janu-Â in Â a Â stronger Â threat Â for Â their Â opponents. Â ary Â â€” Â and Â not Â a Â great Â week Â of Â prep, Â and Â â€œWeâ€™re Â going Â through Â a Â rough Â time Â we Â got Â what Â we Â deserved.â€? because Â we Â just Â lost Â to Â Western Â Con-Â The Â loss Â against Â Geneseo Â â€œwoke Â necticut,â€? Â Bryant Â said. Â â€œWeâ€™re Â gonna Â the Â team Â up Â a Â little Â bit,â€? Â according Â to Â stick Â together Â and Â continue Â being Â a Â Seward Â making Â every Â practice Â and Â family. Â This Â has Â actually Â been Â making Â game Â more Â important Â for Â all Â 12 Â players. Â us Â really Â closer, Â so Â people Â are Â gonna Â â€œDuring Â the Â Geneseo Â game, Â we Â had Â have Â a Â tough Â time Â beating Â us Â now.â€? a Â lack Â of Â focus,â€? Â Co-Âcaptain Â Maliqua Â Despite Â this Â slump, Â Seward Â said Â he Â Fisher Â said. Â â€œWe Â did Â not Â play Â up Â to Â our Â thinks Â that Â the Â team Â is Â in Â a Â good Â posi-Â GHÂżQLWLRQRIÂľ1HZ3DOW]%DVNHWEDOOÂśÂ´ tion Â for Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â season Â and Â is Â Fisher Â said Â the Â loss Â acted Â as Â motiva-Â looking Â forward Â to Â the Â continued Â sup-Â tion Â for Â the Â team Â and Â will Â result Â in Â stron-Â port Â from Â fans. ger Â play Â by Â opposing Â teams. â€œLosing Â that Â game Â was Â just Â more Â Contributing Â Writer Â | Â Â Chirsch29@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
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The Men’s Volleyball team defeated Bard College in the 2013 United Volleyball Conference (UVC) opener on Feb. 4. They defeated the Raptors in three matches, recording a .650 hitting percentage to the Raptors’ .069. Head Coach Radu Petrus said having a talented class of rookies allows him to implement a higher level of vol- leyball strategy. “We have a lot of freshmen and they have the ability to put more volleyball strategy on the volleyball court,” Petrus said. “So with each group of students, we can do different practice from their level so we have a very good group of students and we can play high [quality] volley- ball.” First-year Tim Ferriter recorded 10 kills in 14 attempts with no errors. He credits his coaches and teammates as a motivating factor to his strong season. “I feel that my role on the team thus far has been trying to bring my skills to the court, and do whatever the team needs from me to get the victory,” Ferriter said. “Being a freshman, I feel as if my coach and team [have] gained trust in me quickly which can be a lot of pressure at times EXWDOVRJLYHVPHFRQ¿GHQFHRQWKHFRXUW´ Co-captain Brian Smith said the team’s dedication to SK\VLFDO¿WQHVVKDVKHOSHGJLYHWKHWHDPLWVVWURQJVWDUW
“As a team we’re all in the weight room a lot more, running and lifting before or after practice so that when it comes time for the games, we know we are in better physical condition than the other team,” Smith said. “Our coaches really trained us hard this intercession and this WHDPGH¿QLWHO\FDPHLQWRWKLVVHPHVWHUVWURQJHUWKDQHYHU´ Smith said his focus as co-captain is to make sure the SOD\HUVNQRZWKDW³WKHWHDPFRPHV¿UVW´6WDWVDQGLQGL vidual awards should not take precedence over team goals and embracing that mentality is what makes the team “spe- cial,” he said. He also acknowledged the impact the nine underclass- men have had on returning players. “The nine underclassmen on our team have been phe- nomenal for us and will be an integral part in our winning as a team,” Smith said. “Their talent and work ethic has pushed all the upperclassmen to work even harder and the WHDPKDVEHQH¿WWHGDVWURQRPLFDOO\´ First-year Christian Smith dished out seven assists and WLHG ZLWK ¿UVW\HDUV 7LP )HUULWHU DQG .HYLQ 1DUGRQH IRU match-high digs with four. Petrus said as brothers, Chris- tian and Brian Smith inspire a positive attitude on the court. Christian said volleyball requires a next play mentality and players cannot afford to dwell on a mistake. He said posi- tivity on the court helps foster that mentality. “My brother and I just try to be positive at all times because when you stay positive good things happen and basically you’re better as a team,” Christian said. “When
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somebody makes a mistake on the court we try to be there to pick them up and let them know that they will succeed on the next play.” Brian said staying humble and focused are the keys to having a successful season. “Our main goal for this season is to work hard and focus everyday so that we have the best chance to win ev- ery time we step on the court,” Brian said. “If we can do that, there is no reason we shouldn’t win our conference DQGEHSOD\LQJLQWKH1&$$7RXUQDPHQWZKHQ$SULOUROOV around.”
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ing Â their Â chew Â toys Â past Â designated Â end Â zones. Â As Â far Â as Â I'm Â concerned, Â the Â rules Â were Â far Â less Â counter-Â intuitive Â than Â American Â football. Â Despite Â the Â game Â being Â designed Â to Â showcase Â the Â different Â puppies Â frolick-Â ing Â up Â and Â down Â the Â tiny Â stadium, Â there Â aren't Â too Â many Â rules. Â It's Â es-Â
sentially Â a Â 12-Âhour Â loop Â of Â precious Â footage Â of Â the Â OLWWOHGRJVWDFNOLQJRQHDQRWKHUÂżJKWLQJRYHUWR\VDQG celebrating Â the Â spirit Â of Â athleticism Â through Â play. Â It Â brings Â out Â my Â deeply Â suppressed Â sports Â fan. Â The Â Puppy Â Bowl, Â of Â course, Â brings Â to Â the Â surface Â many Â of Â the Â potential Â great Â sports Â stories Â of Â 2013. Â What Â of Â invisible Â puppy-Âlove Â on Â the Â pitch? Â I Â could've Â sworn Â I Â saw Â some Â air Â humping Â in Â the Â periph-Â ery Â of Â the Â game. Â Could Â we Â have Â the Â canine Â Manti Â T'eo Â on Â our Â hands? Do Â the Â puppies Â have Â a Â players Â union Â â€” Â or Â pup-Â pies Â union? Â Is Â there Â a Â Collective Â Bargaining Â Agree-Â ment Â in Â sight? What Â about Â unknown Â doggie Â doping Â in Â the Â games? Â What Â are Â they Â feeding Â these Â little Â guys Â to Â keep Â them Â so Â rambunctious? The Â people Â need Â to Â know. Â If Â I Â pursue Â these Â leads, Â perhaps Â I Â could Â win Â a Â poo-Âlitzer.
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Sunday Â evening, Â Americans Â huddled Â around Â their Â televisions Â to Â take Â part Â in Â the Â longtime-Âlauded Â display Â of Â pageantry Â that Â celebrates Â athletic Â prowess, Â good Â breeding Â and Â undeniable Â nationalism. Â That's Â right Â â€” Â the Â Puppy Â Bowl's Â back. Â The Â Animal Â Planet's Â answer Â to Â traditional Â Super Â %RZO6XQGD\JDWKHULQJVKDVVLJQLÂżFDQWO\PRUHSXS pies Â than Â its Â CBS Â counterpart, Â less Â electrical Â problems Â DQGVLJQLÂżFDQWO\OHVVFRPPHUFLDOV7KLVZRUNHGLQLWV favor Â as Â the Â ninth Â installment Â of Â the Â program Â garnered Â higher Â ratings Â than Â ever Â before. With Â excellent Â contenders Â like Â Fitz, Â a Â catahoula Â mix, Â Marta, Â a Â schnauzer/beagle Â mix Â who Â was Â ultimately Â named Â MVP Â (Most Â Valuable Â Puppy) Â and Â Biscuit, Â a Â Puerto Â Rican Â sato Â among Â others, Â the Â puppies Â demonstrated Â the Â different Â ways Â they Â could Â tumble Â about, Â falling Â asleep Â and Â occasionally Â bring-Â
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