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Volume  83,  Issue  XIII

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Katherine  Speller   FEATURES  EDITOR

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Samantha  Schwartz   Robin  Weinstein   PHOTOGRAPHY  EDITORS

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Senate  Discusses  Student  Concerns   By  John  Brandi  and  Clarissa  Moses     News  Team  |  Oracle@newpaltz.edu

THE  PLACEBO  EFFECT The  discovery  that  a  fake  version  of  the   widely   used   cancer   medicine  Avastin   is   circulating   in   the   United   States   is   rais-­ ing  new  fears  that  the  multibillion-­dollar   drug-­counterfeiting   trade   is   increasingly   making  inroads  in  the  U.S. MONEY  IN  THE  JAR  A  teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  role  may  be  to  expand  a  stu-­ dentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   vocabulary,   but   one  Arizona   law-­ maker   wants   to   make   sure   that   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   include  four-­letter  words. A  NEW  CHAPTER   Education   Secretary   Arne   Duncan   on   Wednesday  spelled  out  details  of  a  pro-­ posed   new   $5   billion   Race   to   the   Top-­ style  competition   focused   on   improving   teacher  quality. CIVIL  UNIONS  COME  CLOSE Gay   couples   waiting   for   rights   simi-­ lar   to   those   afforded   to   married   couples   got  closer  on  Wednesday  to  a  legislative   showdown   with   Colorado   Republicans   after   a   Senate   committee   approved   civil   unions  legislation  after  hours  of  emotion-­ al  testimony. SUCCESSORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  STARK  STYLE  For  Americans  looking  at  the  U.S.  visit   of  Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  likely  future  leader  for  a  clue   about   where   relations   between   the   two   nations   might   be   headed,   the   signal   has   been   clear:   No   change   in   substance,   but   perhaps  a  change  in  style.

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The  53rd  student  senate  met  for  their  third  meet-­ ing   of   the   semester   on  Tuesday,   Feb.   14,   discussing   their  committee  efforts  and  adding  to  a  list  of  goals.   Student  Association   (SA)   Executive   Vice   Presi-­ dent   Eve   Stern   presented   to   the   legislative   body   re-­ garding  possibly  moving  the  meal  exchange  program   to   Parker   Theater,   adding   people   to   the   University   Police  Committee  and  introducing  a  focus  group  for   gender-­neutral  housing.   SA  Executive  Vice  President  of  Academic  Affairs   and  Governance  Ayanna  Thomas  presented  to  the  sen-­ DWHÂżOOLQJDFDGHPLFFRPPLWWHHSRVLWLRQV6KHWROGWKH body  that  seats  will  be  opening  up  on  the  Academic   Affairs  Curriculum  Committee  in  the  school  of  liberal   arts,  business  and  other  areas.  She  also  talked  about   the   Constitutional   Rules   Committee   reviewing   the   Student   Union   (SU)   hours   and   the   New   York   state   Good  Samaritan  Policy.   Meanwhile,  SA  President  Terrell  Coakley  talked   about  a  female  student  who  said  she  felt  uncomfort-­ able  when  she  found  derogatory  lyrics  on  a  desk  on   campus.  This  prompted  Coakley  to  discuss  a  possible   forum  for  gender  and  sexuality,  similar  to  the  forum   last  semester  discussing  the  racial-­signage  on  campus   inciting  harm  to  African-­Americans.   Thomas   urged   students   to   come   up   with   revi-­ sions  for  the  library  survey.  The  legislative  body  came   up   with   a   name   change   for   the   survey:   The   Library   Renovation  Survey.  She  wanted  members  to  take  out   â&#x20AC;&#x153;arbitrary  questions.â&#x20AC;?  Other  issues  discussed  included   24-­hour  accessibility,  rearranging  question  order  and   preserving  particular  library  areas  from  renovations.   Thomas  said  to  contact  her  with  any  further  con-­ cerns  or  questions  regarding  The  Library  Renovation   Survey.     Sen.  Rose  Faber  presented  to  her  fellow  members  

 PHOTO  BY  ROBIN  WEINSTEIN The  legislative  body  discussed  their  long-­term  projects  addressing  student  concerns.                         about   the   recently   amended   Residence   Hall   Student   Association  (RHSA)  election  process.  She  said  RHSA   GHFLGHGQRFRQÂżGHQFHIRUD1DWLRQDO&RPPXQLFDWLRQ Coordinator  position.     Sen.  Wendy  Cohen  brought  the  New  Paltz  Face-­ book  meme  page  to  the  senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  attention  citing  that   although  there  is  humor  associated  with  the  page,  real   concerns  are  being  brought  to  light.   Sen.  Matt  Clarkson  presented  a  problem  with  text-­ book  prices.  He  asked  other  members  for  solutions.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;United  University  Professions  (UUP)  should  act   as  allies  with  cheap  education  encouraging  teachers  to   use  older  editions,â&#x20AC;?  Cohen  said.   Sen.   Dhruv   Shah   said   that   students   should   have   access   to   the   book   titles   for   class   immediately,   so   they   could   have   time   to   get   them   before   classes   be-­ gin.   Clarkson   was   looking   for   existing   legislation    

concerning  a  10  percent  change  in  content  if  profes-­ sors   want   to   use   a   newer   edition.   Cohen   suggested   a   Facebook-­type   group   that   would   offer   students   a   book  exchange  with  other  students  in  the  New  Paltz     community. Thomas  also  discussed  the  creation  of  a  Student   Concern  Committee  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;bring  awareness  of  SA  to  stu-­ dent  concerns  on  campus.â&#x20AC;?   The  legislative  body  talked  about  the  committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   logistics,   such   as   possible   meeting   locations,   who   would   chair   it   (the   senate   or   council   chair)   and   the   FRPPLWWHHÂśVSRVVLEOHPDNHXSRIÂżYHVHQDWRUVDQGÂżYH others  â&#x20AC;&#x153;nominated  through  senate.â&#x20AC;?   The  senate  then  added  two  goals  to  their  list  for   the  semester.   The  next  senate  meeting  will  take  place  Feb.  21   in  SU  418.  

Council  Of  Organizations  Introduces  New  Program     By  Maria  Jayne   Copy  Editor  |  Maria.jayne17@newpaltz.edu

$WWKHÂżUVW&RXQFLORI2UJDQL]DWLRQVPHHWLQJRIWKH semester  on  Feb.  13,  Shayna  Bentley,  council  chair  of   the  Student  Association  (SA),  introduced  the  Commu-­ nity  Outreach  and  Development  Program  (COD).       COD  is  a  point-­based  system  in  which  clubs  will   receive  two  points  for  working  on  already  existing  proj-­ ects,  three  points  for  hosting  campus-­based  events  and   four  points  for  hosting  a  community  and  village-­based   event.  One  extra  point  will  be  awarded  to  groups  that   collaborate  with  organizations  outside  of  their  houses.     Bentley  said  the  ultimate  goal  of  COD  is  for  mem-­ bers  of  council  to  attend  the  meetings  and  ask,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;What   do  we  need  and  what  are  we  going  to  do  to  support  our   community  this  semester?â&#x20AC;?   7R JHW SRLQWV IRU &2' HDFK FOXE PXVW ÂżOO RXW D form  after  the  event  and  Bentley  will  count  the  points   at   the   end   of   the   semester.  The   top   three   groups   will   receive  prizes.  First  place  gets  $250  for  apparel,  second   gets  $150  for  food  and  third  place  is  a  pizza  party  for  

the  organization.     After   this,   Executive   Vice   President   of   SA   Eve   Stern  announced  she  is  continuing  work  on  her  survey   for  gender-­neutral  housing.  Stern  is  currently  seeking   10  students  to  participate  in  a  focus  group  to  complete   WKH ÂżUVW HGLWLRQ RI KHU VXUYH\ DQG SURYLGH IHHGEDFN She  said  this  will  take  approximately  one  hour  and  par-­ ticipants  will  be  given  25  Hawk  Dollars  in  exchange  for   their  efforts.  Stern  said  for  more  information,  contact   her  via  email  at  Executivevp@newpaltzsa.com  or  dur-­ LQJRIÂżFHKRXUVLQ68 <RXVVRXI .RX\R YLFH SUHVLGHQW RI ÂżQDQFH VDLG 6$KDVOHIWIRUWKLVVHPHVWHULQWKHFRQIHUHQFH budget,   but   the   general   fund   money   is   moving   very   quickly.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This  semester  we  started  out  with  $105,000  and   already  burned  $40,000  in  two  weeks,â&#x20AC;?  said  Kouyo.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   you  know  you  need  money,  come  now.  By  next  week   we  will  probably  have  spent  about  $50,000  already.â&#x20AC;?   He   also   said   budgets   for   next   year   are   due   on   March  28  before  4:30  p.m.  to  be  evaluated  during  Bud-­ get  and  Finance  Committee  (BFC)  weekend.  

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Elections  followed   these   announcements.   Lanee-­ sha   Baccus,   vice   president   of   programming,   sought   ÂżYH PHPEHUV IRU WKH 6WXGHQW $VVRFLDWLRQ 3URGXF-­ tions  (SAP)  and  two  were  elected.  Also  three  members   were  sought  for  the  Programming  Board  and  one  was     elected.   SAP   meets   every   Monday   at   8:30   p.m.   and   is   in   charge   of   who   plays   at   the   spring   concert.   The   two   students  elected  were  Leah  Mattice  of  National  Asso-­ ciation  of  Art  Education  and  Stephanie  Mejia  of  Envy   )DVKLRQV7KHRWKHUSRVLWLRQVZLOOEHÂżOOHGDWWKHQH[W council  meeting. Programming  board  meets  on  Wednesdays  at  8:30   p.m.   to   approve   funding   that   is   requested   by   organi-­ zations.   The   student   nominated   was   Kati   Rosen   of     Anime  Club.   Next   were   elections   for   Council   Board.   Molly   Thurston-­Chase   of   Dumbledoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Army,   Oluwatofun-­ mi  Ayanfodun  of  SAFA  and  Alyssa  Manfredo  of  WFNP   7KH(GJHÂżOOHGWKUHHVHDWV The  next  Council  meeting  will  be  on  Monday,  Feb.   27  and  all  club  charters  are  due  on  Feb.  20.


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SUNY  New   Paltz   has   been   subjected   to   budget  cuts  and  the  removal  of  adjunct  profes-­ sors   and   as   a   result,   students   are   speaking   out   as  a  group  calling  themselves    â&#x20AC;&#x153;students  with  a   common  interest,â&#x20AC;?  involved  members  said.     The  Occupy  movement  on  campus  has  be-­ come  a  platform  for  students  to  air  their  griev-­ ances  and  make  their  voices  heard,  member  Ro-­ berto  LoBianco  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Student   voice   has   been   marginalized   for   much  too  long,â&#x20AC;?  LoBianco  said. The   Occupy   movement   is   establishing   goals  to  break  the  current  system  and  place  the   power  in  the  hands  of  the  students.  According   to   member   Deborah   Walnicki,   the   group   on   campus  has  a  different  agenda  than  those  in  the   town  and  village.   7KH JURXS VSHQW VLJQLÂżFDQW WLPH JHWWLQJ more   library   hours   and   improving   conditions.   Walnicki   said   the   library   will   soon   renovate,   closing  a  third  of  the  library  space  and  little  is   being  done  about  this.   LoBianco   said   some   of   the   concerns   he   and  the  group  are  addressing  are  the  protection   of  adjunct  workers  and  wage  stability,  workers   rights  and  campus  food  services.  Their  goal  is  to   ÂżJKWDJDLQVWFXWVWRVWXGHQWVHUYLFHVRQFDPSXV and  make  it  better  for  the  campus  community.  

Although  the   campus   Occupy   group   is   working   toward   their   goals,   other   students   are   confused  by  the  purpose  of  the  Occupy  move-­ ments,  both  on  and  off  campus.  John  Sotomay-­ or,  a  fourth-­year  creative  writing  major,  said  he   is  not  opposed  to  the  Occupy  movement  itself   but  rather  the  location  of  the  protests.  He  said   the   businesses   in   the   town   and   village   should   not  be  blamed.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   live   on   Main   Street,   like   right   across   from   the   Wells   Fargo   bank,â&#x20AC;?   Sotomayor   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bitches  be  drumming  and  chanting  and  blow-­ ing  their  vuvuzelas  all  up  in  front  of  my  window   and  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  like,  shit  man,  this  is  New  Paltz,  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   all  hippies.â&#x20AC;? Similarly,   Ken   Leverett,   a   fourth-­year organizational   psychology   major,   said   he   does   not   feel   the   movement   on   campus   is   large   enough   to   be   effective.   He   said   the   campus   group  should  team  up  with  other  Occupy  move-­ ments  in  the  Hudson  Valley  to  create  one  outlet.   Âł,WKLQNWKHPDLQĂ&#x20AC;DZRIWKH2FFXS\PRYH PHQWLVWKHVDPHWKLQJWKDWPDNHVLWJUHDW²LW lacks   leadership,â&#x20AC;?   Leverett   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because   it   lacks  leadership  it  is  impervious  to  bribery  but   for  this  same  reason  it  cannot  hope  to  get  main-­ VWUHDPDWWHQWLRQ²SHRSOHQHHGDIDFHWRLGHQ tify  with.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students   with   a   common   interestâ&#x20AC;?   meet   Wednesdays  at  7:30  p.m.  in  front  of  the  Student   Union  Multipurpose  Room.

to  collect  and  distribute  money,  we  elicited  the  help  of   the  New  Paltz  Community  Foundation,  the  Community   Foundation  of  Ulster  County  and  Family  of  New  Paltz,â&#x20AC;?   Tobin   Flusser   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most   of   the   money   was   distribut-­ ed   by   the   close   of   2011,   but   there   are   still   some   funds   available  for  impacted  families  through  Family  of  New   Paltz.â&#x20AC;? Kathy   Cartagena,   the   director   of   Family   of   New   Paltz,  said  there  were  directions  on  how  to  distribute  the   $19,678  they  received  through  Flood  Aid. Âł6RPHZHQWWRÂżUVWUHVSRQGHUV²SROLFH1HZ3DOW] 3ROLFH %HQHYROHQW $VVRFLDWLRQ ÂżUH FRPSDQ\ UHVFXH squad,â&#x20AC;?  Cartagena  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  remaining  portion  is  going   to   individuals   and   families   who   have   suffered   through   WKHWZRĂ&#x20AC;RRGV´ Cartagena  said  by  the  time  the  money  came  in,  among   other  things  it  had  to  go  through  the  New  Paltz  Commu-­ nity  Foundation  before  they  actually  received  the  money   to  distribute. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  an  overnight  thing.  It  sounds  easy,  but   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not,â&#x20AC;?  Cartagena  said. Cartagena  said  there  is  still  some  money  left  over  and   any  families  or  individuals  in  need  should  contact  her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  sure  how  much  to  divvy  up  to  the  families.   , GRQÂśW ZDQW WR JLYH DOO WKH PRQH\ DZD\ DQG WKHQ ÂżQG out  I  missed  two  or  three  families  that  have  hardships,â&#x20AC;?   Cartagena  said.

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Compactors  Make  Campus  Greener By  Jaleesa  Baulkman Copy  Editor  |  Jbaulkman75@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Facilities  Management   hopes   to   make   the   campus  greener  by  introducing  solar  compactors   and   using   sustainable   materials   in   the   renova-­ tions  of  the  Sojournor  Truth  Library  (STL)  and   the  Wooster  Science  Building  (WSB). Five   solar-­powered   trash   compactors   were   installed  on  campus  for  free  last  month  through   a   negotiation   between   SUNY   New   Paltz   and   Waste  Management  on  their  waste  management   contract,   said   Assistant   Director   of   Facilities     Operations  Kim  Nelson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   have   been   looking   at   [the   solar-­powered   trash  compactors]  for  a  couple  of  years,â&#x20AC;?  Nelson   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;But  they  were  really  expensive.â&#x20AC;? The  solar  trash  compactors  are  made  out  of   recycled   metals   and   self-­powered   by   solar   en-­ ergy.    It  compresses  trash  so  it  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  to  be   emptied  like  non-­compacting  bins.   These   devices   are   expected   to   lower   fuel   consumption  and  greenhouse  gas  emissions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Less  pickups  means  less  labor  and  less  fuel   to  get  to  each  [trash  bin]  to  empty,â&#x20AC;?  Nelson  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   will   not   dramatically   reduce   fuels   unless   they  were  campus-­wide.â&#x20AC;?   A  solar  and  grid-­connected  photovoltaic  pan-­ el  is  located  on  top  of  the  bin  to  convert  sunlight   to  electricity.  Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  compactor  located  inside   WKHELQWKDWÂłĂ&#x20AC;DWWHQVRXWDQGFUXVKHV´WUDVK In  front  of  the  solar-­powered  bins  are  a  series   of  lights  indicating  when  a  trash  bin  needs  to  be   emptied.  

A  green   light   means   that   there   is   plenty   of   room   left   in   the   bin,   a   yellow   light   means   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   close  to  being  full  and  a  red  light  means  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  full. Each  compactor  contains  a  mini  cell-­phone   that  communicates  bin-­level  information  to  Big   Belly,  the  company  that  supplied  the  solar-­pow-­ ered  trash  compactors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  actually  dials  to  the  company,  Big  Belly,â&#x20AC;?   Nelson  said.   Anything   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   recyclable   should   not   be   placed   into   the   bin.   Recyclables   will   be   â&#x20AC;&#x153;de-­ stroyedâ&#x20AC;?  in  the  bin,  said  Nelson.  Solar-­powered   trash   compactors   should   be   located   next   to     recycle  bins  to  prevent  this  from  happening. They  are  expected  to  last  eight  times  longer   than  normal  trash  bins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   would   be   [monitoring]   the   number   of   times   [the   solar-­trash   compactors]   have   to   be   [emptied],â&#x20AC;?  Nelson  said.   She  said  she  hopes  to  install  more  solar-­pow-­ ered  trash  compactors  on  campus  in  the  future,   as  long  as  she  likes  the  results. Nelson  said  the  campus  will  also  be  more  ef-­ ÂżFLHQWDQGHQYLURQPHQWDOO\IULHQGO\LQWHUPVRI construction.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   state   of   New  York   has   mandated   that   all   state   agencies   design   to   the   Leadership   in   Energy  and  Environment  Design  (LEED),â&#x20AC;?  said   Nelson.   The  designs  for  both  WSB  and  STL  are  step-­ ping  up  to  be  a  LEED  rated  building.  LEED  con-­ VLVWVRIDUDWLQJV\VWHPRIIHULQJIRXUFHUWLÂżFDWLRQ levels  based  on  green  design  categories  such  as  

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VXVWDLQDEOHVLWHVZDWHUHIÂżFLHQF\PDWHULDOVUH-­ sources  and  indoor  environmental  quality. Director  of  Facilities,  Design  and  Construc-­ tion  John  McEnrue  said  the  new  design  for  WSB   will  â&#x20AC;&#x153;embody  the  building  intelligence  and  envi-­ ronmental  insights  that  have  been  so  transforma-­ tional  to  the  environment  over  the  last  30  years.â&#x20AC;? The  new  design  for  WSB  will  include  ther-­ mal  insulated  glass  on  all  sides,  reducing  energy   consumption.  McEnrue  said  the  current  structure   of  WSB  serves  as  an  â&#x20AC;&#x153;energy  vacuum.â&#x20AC;?

The  building   materials   for   the   renovations   WSB  and  STL  will  include  recycled  and  sustain-­ able  materials. Brian  Obach,  chair  for  the  sociology  depart-­ ment   and   member   of   the   Environmental   Task   Force,  said  he  likes  the  fact  that  the  campus  is   visually   demonstrating   the   usefulness   of   solar   energy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  demonstrates  that  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  energy  that  we   can   harvest   all   around,â&#x20AC;?   said   Obach.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   like   to   see  the  use  of  solar  energy  whenever.â&#x20AC;?

President  Hosts  Student-­Driven  Discussions By  Cat  Tacopina Sports  Editor  |  Ctacopina97@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

SUNY  New   Paltz   President   Donald   Christian   met   with   students   on   Feb.   13   to   discuss  ways  to  improve  the  quality  of  cam-­ pus  life. Christian  visited  Gage  Hall  on  Monday   night   to   meet   with   students   and   let   them   voice   their   concerns   about   issues   such   as   course  availability,  construction  and  possi-­ bilities  of  not  graduating  on  time. Christian   said   he   will   be   visiting   each   residence   hall   over   the   course   of   the   se-­ PHVWHU &KULVWLDQ ÂżUVW YLVLWHG &ULVSHOO +DOO two  weeks  ago.  There  was  a  turn-­out  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;at   leastâ&#x20AC;?  50  to  60  students,  as  opposed  to  the   turn-­out   of   only   30   students   on   Monday   evening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   talked   about   topics   all   across   the   map,â&#x20AC;?   Christian   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   talked   about  

course  availability   issues,   course   schedul-­ LQJ WKRVH FRQYHUVDWLRQV FRQÂżUPHG IRU PH some  of  the  issues  we  are  aware  of  and  are   trying   to   address.   I   heard   about   advising,   the   value   of   living   in   residence   halls   and   insightful  observations  from  students  about   living  in  a  freshmen  style  residence  hall  that   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  suites.â&#x20AC;? Christian   said   while   he   was   interim   president  last  year,  he  and  other  administra-­ tive  members  tried  to  come  up  with  ways  to   better   understand   the   needs   of   the   student   body. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  talked  last  year  when  I  was  interim   president,   about   how   a   new   president   can   stay   in   touch   with   students   and   how   to   do   that  in  the  best  way,â&#x20AC;?  Christian  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;One   of  the  things  I  did  is  form  a  student  advisory   group   to   the   president   that   has   been   very,   very   useful   for   me   and   useful   for   the   stu-­

dents  involved  in  that.â&#x20AC;? 7KH ÂżUVW WRSLF RI GLVFXVVLRQ RQ 0RQ-­ day   was   the   construction   planned   to   hap-­ SHQRYHUWKHFRXUVHRIWKHQH[WÂżYH\HDUV Christian  talked  to  students  about  the  future   renovations   in   Wooster   Science   Building   and  the  plans  for  a  new  science  building  and   residence  hall. The  new  residence  hall  will  be  built  on   the  parking  lot  between  Lenape  and  the  Ath-­ letic  &  Wellness  Center.  The  school  plans  to   replace   the   parking   lot   with   a   new   one   on   the  tennis  courts  behind  Lenape.   After   the   talk   about   construction,   stu-­ dents   asked   about   how   this   will   affect   the   budget   cuts   from   last   year.   Christian   said   the   money   for   the   new   buildings   and   ren-­ ovations   would   not   affect   the   positions   of   teachers  and  course  availability. At   the   end   of   the   discussion,   students  

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brought  up   the   hostage   incident   on   Feb.   7   in   Deyo   Hall.   Students   raised   concerns   as   to  whether  the  incident  will  change  the  way   room   searches   will   be   conducted   and   why   they  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  receive  emails  earlier  in  the  day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Student   privacy   is   a   very   big   concern   for   us,â&#x20AC;?   Christian   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   want   to   have   to   make   students   and   the   residence   halls  uncomfortable  with  one  another.â&#x20AC;? At  the  end  of  the  night,  Christian  stayed   to  talk  with  students  on  a  more  personal  lev-­ el,  which  impressed  third-­year  English  and   Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Studies  major  Jasmine  Shovlin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   great   that   the   president   of   the  campus  is  making  himself  so  available   to   the   students,â&#x20AC;?   Shovlin   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   really   important  for  students  to  come  out  and  meet   the  president,  and  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  even  more  important   for  them  to  come  out  and  hear  what  he  has   to  say.â&#x20AC;?


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Occupy  New  Paltz  Vacates  Hasbrouck  Park By  Andrew  Wyrich    

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Occupy  New  Paltz  member  Amanda  Sisenstein  said  the  park   OLFSDUNXQGHUWKHÂżUVWDPHQGPHQWDQGDFRVWRIWRFRYHUDQ was  used  as  a  base  of  operation  for  organization  for  the  move-­ insurance  policy,  Sisenstein  said.   Âł:HEHOLHYHWKLVLVDQXQUHDVRQDEOHÂżQDQFLDOUHVWULFWLRQRQ After  missing  several  deadlines  to  submit  required  documen-­ ment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The  park]  is  providing  a  place  for  the  disenfranchised  to   WKHÂż UVWDPHQGPHQW´6LVHQVWHLQVDLGÂł7KHWDFWLFRIRFFXS\LQJ tation,  members  of  the  Occupy  New  Paltz  movement  have  been   public  space  to  redress  grievances  to  the  government  is  not  a  new   vacated  from  Hasbrouck  Park.   concept.â&#x20AC;?   Village   Board   members   unanimously   voted   to   require   the   On  Friday,  West  and  crews  from  the  New  Paltz  Public  Works   protesters  to  submit  a  park  use  permit,  giving  the  group  a  deadline   Department  disassembled  tents  and  separated  the  contents  inside   of  Friday,  Feb.  10  to  leave  the  park  that  straddles  Tricor  and  Has-­ between  personal  items  and  trash.   EURXFN$YHQXHVLIWKHIRUPZDVQRWÂżOHG After   some   time,   Occupy   members   questioned   West   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  told  them  they  are  no  different  than  a  little  league  [team]   later  four  people  were  charged  with  trespassing  and  issued  court   or  Girl  Scouts  when  they  use  the  park,â&#x20AC;?  New  Paltz  Village  Mayor   summons  by  New  Paltz  Police.  Sisenstein  declined  to  comment   Jason  West  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  there  for  an  extended  period  of  time,   on  the  details  of  their  case.   there  are  liability  concerns.â&#x20AC;?   Both  West  and  Sisenstien  outlined  their  hopes  for  the  future   The  decision  to  require  a  permit  came  weeks  after  the  board   of  the  Occupy  movement.   allowed   the   group   to   occupy   the   park,   originally   under   the   im-­ Sisenstein  said  the  group  plans  to  reach  out  to  the  commu-­ SUHVVLRQWKDWWKHSURWHVWZDVSURWHFWHGXQGHUWKHÂżUVWDPHQGPHQW nity   a nd  is  currently  planning  an  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Occupy  Education  March  [and]   ASON EST West  said  the  groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  occupation  was  allowed  on  a  conditional  ba-­ Rallyâ&#x20AC;?  happening  sometime  in  the  next  month.  It  will  â&#x20AC;&#x153;highlight   sis,  but  community  concerns  forced  the  board  to  reconsider  their   one   of   the   many   ways   that   misuse   and   diversion   of   tax   payer   stance.   money  by  the  Federal  Government  trickles  down  to  the  detriment   West  said  the  board  received  complaints  about  residents  not   come   t ogether   w ith   t he   c ommunity   a nd   w ork   t owards   m aking   t his   of  the  99  percent.â&#x20AC;?   feeling  safe  in  the  park,  also  citing  concerns  village  residents  had   the  world  we  need  it  to  be,â&#x20AC;?  Sisenstein  said.   West  said  he  hopes  the  group  focuses  on  targets  other  than   with  the  nature  of  the  Occupy  movement.   Over  their  time  in  the  park,  Sisenstein  said  the  group  would   the   V illage  Board  as  the  movement  progresses.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;What  Occupy  New  Paltz  has  done  has  taken  a  public  space   host  speakers,  members  would  research  in  the  library,  literature   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They  need  to  do  some  thinking  and  serious  soul  searching   like  Hasbrouck  Park  and  turned  it  into  a  private  space,â&#x20AC;?  West  said.   WRÂżQGRXWZKDWWKH\UHDOO\ZDQWDQGLQWKHPHDQWLPHLWÂśVQRW â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  have  mothers  who  are  afraid  to  go  to  the  corner  of  the  park  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   would  be  handed  out  and  a  free  library  was  in  the  works.   7KHGHFLVLRQWRQRWÂż OORXWWKHUHTXLUHGSDSHUZRUNVWHPPHG the  Village   Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   job   to   hold   their   hand   while   they   do   that,â&#x20AC;?   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  problem  for  me.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  more  important  than  inexperienced   from  the  groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  belief  that  they  have  the  right  to  utilize  the  pub-­ West  said. protesters  not  knowing  how  to  choose  targets  and  how  to  organize.â&#x20AC;?   Editor-­in-­Chief  |  Andrew.wyrich63@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

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New  York  State  District  Lines  Redrawn By  Roger  Gilson Contributing  Writer  |  Gilson46@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

New  York   state   senators   have   redrawn   senate   district   lines,   splitting   Ulster   County   into   four   separate   voting   districts   which   may   have   a   profound   impact   on   the   representation  of  Ulster  County  residents.   7KH OLQHV PXVW EH FKDQJHG HYHU\  \HDUV WR UHĂ&#x20AC;HFW shifting  population  trends,  according  to  The  United  States   Census   Bureau.   Project   Coordinator   of   New   Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   NYPIRG   branch   Eric   Wood   said   the   new   redistricting   represented  â&#x20AC;&#x153;the  worst  gerrymandered  lines  ever  drawn.â&#x20AC;? The   senate   lines   were   drawn   up   by   a   commission   consisting   of   Republican   Sen.   Michael   F.   Nozzolio,   Democratic   Sen.   Martin   Dilan   and   Sen.   Welquis   R.   Lopez,   an   independent   member,   chosen   by   the   senators.   Republicans   currently   hold   a   slight   majority   in   the   state   senate,  allowing  them  to  choose  which  senators  sit  on  the   committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What  it  basically  means  is  that  there  will  be  four  state   senators   representing   Ulster   County,â&#x20AC;?   Josh   Simons   of   the   Center  for  Research,  Regional  Education  and  Outreach  said.     Simons   said   since   Ulster   Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   senate   districts   stretch   over   many   other   counties,   people   in   the   area   will   â&#x20AC;&#x153;have  very  little  sway  with  their  state  senator.â&#x20AC;?  He  said  this  

means  each   senator   will   represent   a   small   percentage   of   each  senate  district  in  Ulster  County.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically   it   entirely   disenfranchises   the   people   of   Ulster  County,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.   N.Y.   Central   School   District   Board   of   Education   Trustee  Daniel  Torres  is  worried  the  four  senators  will  not   be  as  accessible  to  the  community.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;[When]  we  have  things  to  advocate  for,  we  now  have   four  senators  to  go  to,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hard  enough  to  meet   with  one  representative,  let  alone  four.â&#x20AC;? The  State  Assemblyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  lines,  which  were  also  redrawn   from   information   collected   from   the   2010   census,   were   called  by  Wood  â&#x20AC;&#x153;the  second  worst  drawn  lines  in  history.â&#x20AC;?   The   members   of   this   commission   were   chosen   by   the   democratic-­controlled  state  assembly.   Âł,WÂśVYHU\GLIÂżFXOWWRDVNDSHUVRQLQDSRVLWLRQRISRZHU to  willingly  give  up  that  power,â&#x20AC;?  Simons  said. Ed   Koch,   former   mayor   of   New   York   City,   created   the   government   group   New   York   Uprising   to   end   gerrymandering  and  establish  an  independent  redistricting   committee.  Ahead  of  fall  elections,  Koch  convinced  senate   Republicans,   including   then-­senate   Minority   Leader   Dean  Skelos,  to  sign  a  pledge  to  establish  an  independent   redistricting  commission.

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 Gov.  Andrew  Cuomo  also  signed  the  pledge. However,   according   to   Koch,   state   representatives   reneged  on  their  promise,  including  Skelos,  who  now  leads   the  senate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   way   I   liken   it   to   is,   if   there   were   a   referendum   on  campus  where  they  said  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  going  to  send  this  paper   around   and   if   the   majority   of   people   sign   this   is   going   to   happen,  and  that  thing  that  was  going  to  happen  was  going   to  threaten  my  job,â&#x20AC;?  Simons  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;When  that  paper  comes   across  my  desk  how  likely  am  I  going  to  sign  that  piece  of   paper?â&#x20AC;?   Wood  said  he  believes  that  Cuomo  is  going  to  veto  the   district  lines.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   is   no   way   for   him   to   avoid   the   veto   without   EHFRPLQJ D Ă&#x20AC;LSĂ&#x20AC;RSSHU´ VLQFH KH DOVR VLJQHG .RFKÂśV pledge,  according  to  Wood. If  the  lines  are  vetoed,  the  issue  would  enter  the  courts.   Simons   said   after   this   happens,   there   is   a   chance   that   the   courts  would  simply  deny  the  veto  and  kick  the  issue  back   to  the  legislature. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leaving  aside  the  partisan  sort  of  divides  here,  it  really   makes  the  county  itself  underrepresented,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ulster   County  is  split  two  times  more  than  any  other  county  in  the   entire  state.â&#x20AC;?


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PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST SETS UP SHOP IN NEW PALTZ  By  Maria  Jayne    Copy  Editor    |  Maria.jayne17@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

After  the   birth   of   her   second   child,   Stacey   Byford   shifted  from  her  law  practice  of  15  years  to  providing  the   SXEOLFZLWKHYHUODVWLQJĂ&#x20AC;XVKHGIDFHVDQGEHGURRPH\HV  Byford  is  now  a  permanent  makeup  artist  for  her  own   EXVLQHVVFDOOHG3UHWW\,Q,QN She   has   several   locations   throughout   New  York   and   New  Jersey  and  all  of  the  equipment  is  portable  so  she  can   ZRUNRXWRIKHUFOLHQWVÂśKRPHV+RZHYHU%\IRUGVDLGVKH is  proud  of  her  new  storefront  which  opened  nine  months   DJR Moving  from  her  New  Jersey  living  room  to  Plattekill   Avenue   in   New   Paltz,   Pretty   In   Ink   is   one   of   only   three   ERDUGFHUWLÂżHGSHUPDQHQWPDNHXSVKRSVLQ1HZ<RUN $FFRUGLQJ WR %\IRUG DUWLVWV PXVW EH ERDUGFHUWLÂżHG and  have  studied  as  an  apprentice  to  be  licensed  in  New   -HUVH\%\IRUGVWXGLHGDVDQDSSUHQWLFHIRUD\HDUDQGDKDOI WREHFRPHFHUWLÂżHGZKLOHZRUNLQJWRZDUGKHUODZGHJUHH Âł,Q 1HZ<RUN VWDWH \RX GRQÂśW KDYH WR EH FHUWLÂżHG´ %\IRUGVDLG Permanent  makeup,  or  micro-­pigmentation,  is  a  two-­ SDUWWUHDWPHQWSURFHVV)LUVWVWHULOHVLQJOHXVHQHHGOHVDUH XVHGWRWDWWRRWKHGHUPDOOD\HURIWKHVNLQ7KHQDIWHUWKUHH to  four  weeks  clients  are  expected  to  return  for  the  price-­ LQFOXGHGWRXFKXSVHVVLRQ7RXFKXSVDUHXVXDOO\GRQHWR ensure  that  the  lines  created  are  symmetrical,  continuous   DQGWKHULJKWVKDGHDQGWKLFNQHVV%\IRUGVDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eighty  percent  of  clients  need  touch  ups  two  to  four   ZHHNVDIWHUWKHLQLWLDOWUHDWPHQW´%\IRUGVDLGÂł'HSHQGLQJ on   your   skinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   chemistry,   the   makeup   can   last   anywhere   IURPÂżYHWR\HDUV´ Byford  said  one  of  the  major  reasons  she  became  in-­ terested  in  the  makeup  treatment  was  so  she  could  wake  up   ORRNLQJUHIUHVKHGDQGDZDNHWKURXJKRXWWKHGD\ â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  goal  is  not  to  create  the  appearance  of  makeup,   EXWVLPSO\WRHQKDQFHP\FOLHQWÂśVQDWXUDOEHDXW\´%\IRUG VDLG One   client   who   received   this   treatment   is   Bonnie    

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&RVWDVRZQHURI&RVWDVDQG7DWH,QVXUDQFH$JHQF\,QF â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  had  done  work  at  another  place  and  Stacey  had  to   Âż[LW´&RVWDVVDLGÂł,ÂśPEXV\DQG,RZQP\RZQEXVLQHVV VRLWÂśVJUHDWWRMXVWZDNHXSDQGJRRXW´  Costas  said  Byfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  process  is  painless  because  she   uses  a  numbing  agent  while  at  the  other  place  she  went  to   WKHSDLQZDVQHDUO\XQEHDUDEOH Byford   said   the   pain   levels   vary   from   person   to     SHUVRQ Others  clients  who  have  received  this  treatment  have  

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done  so   to   replace   hair   that   was   lost   due   to   illness   or   to   UHLQWURGXFHWKHSURSHUSLJPHQWLQWRVNLQ â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   are   no   average   amounts   of   customers   per   ZHHN´%\IRUGVDLGÂł7KHUHDUHSHDNVDQGOXOOVDQGDQ\-­ ZKHUHIURPWRSHRSOHDZHHN´ Pretty  In  Ink  offers  treatments  in  eyeliner,  eyebrows,   OLSVDQGEHDXW\PDUNV7KHVKRSSURYLGHVDUDQJHRIWUHDW-­ ments  from  $100  for  a  simple  beauty  mark,  to  $600  for  a   IXOOOLSFRORULQJ681<1HZ3DOW]VWXGHQWVDUHRIIHUHGD SHUFHQWGLVFRXQW

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Relay for Life Spreads the Love NEW PALTZ STUDENTS HOST VALENTINE’S DAY THEMED KICK-OFF PARTY

Many Relay  for  Life  E-­board  members  have  a  personal  connection  to  the  cause.                        

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The American   Cancer   Society   re-­ ceived  support  from  New  Paltz  students   when   Relay   for   Life   held   their   Valen-­ tine’s  Kick-­off  Party  on  Thursday,  Feb.   9   in   the   Multipurpose   Room   (MPR)   of   the  Student  Union  (SU). The  event  was  held  to  promote  how   guests   can   become   active   in   the   Relay   for  Life  event.  David  Manis,  third-­year   general   business   major   and   co-­chair   of   the  committee,  said  the  main  event  will   take  place  on  Saturday,  April  21  on  the   Old  Main  Quad  from  10  a.m.  to  10  p.m.   Many   Relay   for   Life   Executive   board   (E-­board)   members   have   a   per-­ sonal   connection   to   the   cause.   Many  

of them   know   people   who   have   fought   cancer.   “Whether  it  be  a  family  member,  a   teacher,   or   a   friend,   they   are   all   doing   WKHLUSDUWWR¿JKWEDFNDJDLQVWDGLVHDVH that  affects  everyone  in  some  way,”  Ma-­ nis  said.  “As  a  side  note,  I  am  a  testicu-­ lar  cancer  survivor  of  three  years,  which   is  my  connection  to  cancer  and  the  Re-­ lay  event.”   Lindsay   Beltz,   a   second-­year   soci-­ ology  major,  said  she  has  always  had  a   special  connection  to  the  cause.   “My   family   always   participated   in   my   town’s   Relay   for   Life   because   we   have   several   cancer   survivors,”   Beltz   said.   “Since   I   do   have   such   a   long   his-­ tory   of   cancer   in   my   family,   I   wanted  

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to work   on   the   other   side   —   planning   rather  than  just  participating  —  to  try  to   help  such  a  great  organization.”   This   semester,   the   club   is   trying   to   team   up   with   other   organizations   through  Greek  Life,  Residence  Life  and   other  clubs  and  organizations  to  put  on   fundraisers,   third-­year   psychology   and   organizational   communications   major   Sarah  Sobel  said.   “We  will  be  having  some  team  cap-­ tain’s  meetings  where  we  will  have  food   and   games   and   hopefully   have   many   more   teams   sign   up   for   Relay,”   Sobel   said.  “My  personal  goal  is  to  raise  over   $25,000  and  have  no  rain  on  the  day  of   the   event.   I   would   also   love   to   see   the   town   get   involved   and   maybe   even   the  

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high school  and  middle  school.”   At   the   Valentine’s   Day   party,   a   to-­ tal  of  $275  was  raised,  bringing  the  or-­ ganization  closer  to  their  $25,000  goal.   Various   groups   on   campus   took   part   in   the   Valentine’s   Day   themed   festivi-­ ties.  Campus  groups  Absolut  A  Capella,   Sexy   Pitches,   Epic-­Glee   and   TBA   also   performed  for  guests.  Pizza  was  provid-­ ed  by  Fat  Bob’s  Pizzeria.   “Last  year  we  raised  over  $13,000.   This   year   we   really   want   to   raise   $25,000.  As   of   Feb.   6,   we   have   raised   close  to  $1,800,  which  is  a  really  good   pace  for  us,”  Manis  said.   Donations   can   be   made   at   the   Relay   for   Life   website,     relayforlife.org/sunynewpaltz.    


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New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  residents  celebrate  Mardi  Gras  at  Elting  Memorial  Library.

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Decals  of   Bourbon   Street   and   men   playing  soulful  sounds  on  the  saxophone   lined  the  walls.  Streamers  and  balloons   were   strung   in   the   traditional   colors   of   purple,   gold   and   green,   representing   justice,   power   and   faith.   The   smells   of   DXWKHQWLF MDPEDOD\D DQG JXPER ÂżOOHG the  room  as  kids  of  all  ages  joined  in  the   festivities.   On   Saturday,   Feb.   11,   the   Elting   Memorial  Library  and  its  Teen  Advisory   Committee   offered   a   free   Mardi   Gras   party  for  the  New  Paltz  community.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   committee   brainstormed   on   all   possible   events   that   would   bring   the   community   together.   They   wanted   something   that   teens   and   young   kids   would   both   enjoy   and   also   something  

that  involved   costumes,â&#x20AC;?   said   Linda   Welles   of   the   Board   of   Trustees   of   the   library.  She  also  serves  as  an  advisor  to   the  Teen  Advisory  Committee.   Welles   said   one   of   the   committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   most  prominent  goals  was  for  people  to   learn   about   a   culture   within   the   United   States.   They   tried   to   stick   with   tradi-­ tions,   using   literature   from   the   library   to   know   what   food   to   serve   and   which   decorations  to  put  up,  Welles  said. New   Paltz   resident   Nina   Finazzo   moved  from  Staten  Island  a  year  ago  and   WKLV HYHQW ZDV RQH RI KHU ÂżUVW LQ WRZQ She  said  she  really  got  a  great  sense  of   community  from  the  event.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;This  is  a  really  nice  community  and   after  this  event,  I  can  honestly  say  I  call   it  my  home.  All  types  of  [people  from]   the  community  showed  up  and  that  was   really  nice  because  in  Staten  Island,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  

very  cliquey,â&#x20AC;?   Finazzo   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   great   that  they  came  up  with  something  every-­ one  could  bring  their  kids  to  and  enjoy   and  not  ask  anything  in  return.â&#x20AC;?   The  event  featured  tastings  of  New   Orleans  gumbo  (regular  and  vegetarian),   jambalaya   and   hurricane   drinks.   Ac-­ tivities  included  a  bead  and  candy  toss,   material  to  make  colorful  New  Orleans   masks   a   costume   contest,   Cajun   music   from   musical   group   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cleomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Ghostâ&#x20AC;?   and  a  traditional  King  Cake  ceremony. Claire   McAllister,   a   member   of   the  Teen  Advisory   Committee,   said   the   King  Cake  ceremony  was  a  highlight  of   the  night. In   the   ceremony,   the   cakes   were   PDGH RI FLQQDPRQÂżOOHG GRXJK LQ WKH shape   of   a   hollow   circle,   topped   with   glaze,  sprinkled  with  colored  sugar  and   then  a  plastic  baby  is  baked  inside.

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Traditionally,  whoever  received  the   baby  in  their  piece  of  cake  is  supposed   to   buy   the   next   King   Cake,   throw   the   next  party  or  is  regarded  as  the  king  or   queen  of  the  party.   A  girl  in  a  leopard  printed  costume   found  the  baby  in  her  piece  of  King  Cake   and   was   crowned   queen   of   the   night.   The   girl   left   the   event,   but   re-­appeared   at  the  other  end  of  the  room  on  a  stair-­ FDVH GHFRUDWHG WR ORRN OLNH D Ă&#x20AC;RDW 6KH threw  beads  and  candy  to  the  crowd  of   children  below.   Âł,GHÂżQLWHO\WKLQNWKHWKURZLQJVWXII part   was   most   successful.   There   were   more  little  kids  here  than  any  other  age   JURXSVRWKH\GHÂżQLWHO\HQMR\HGWKHP-­ selves,â&#x20AC;?   McAllister   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   were   jumping   over   each   other   and   yelling   with  excitement,  which  was  really  funny   to  witness.â&#x20AC;?    


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RecycleMania  is   an   eight-­week   competition   taking   place  across  the  U.S.  and  Canada  with  the  goal  of  increas-­ ing  awareness  for  sustainability  issues  and    recycling,  Kelly   Drummond,   current   event   coordinator   for   the   Recycling   club,  said  in  a  blog  post  at  greenthinking.newpaltz.edu.  The  competition  is  not  only  between  different  univer-­ sities,   but   also   each   residence   hall   and   the   winning   resi-­ dence  hall  will  get  $500.   New  Paltz  is  a  part  of  the  benchmark  division,  meaning   the  recycling  done  on  campus  is  tracked  for  all  eight  weeks   although  they  are  not  included  in  the  overall  rankings  of  the   competition.  Paper,  cans,  food  waste,  bottles  and  cardboard   are  the  materials  that  are  included  in  this  event. On  March  15,  from  7  to  9  p.m.  in  the  Student  Union   Multipurpose  Room,  the  Recycling  Club  will  host  a  Game   Show  Night.  The  eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  games  are  either  made  of  recycled   material   or   contain   environmentally   themed   questions   to   raise  awareness  about  RecycleMania. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family   Feud,â&#x20AC;?   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wheel   of   Fortuneâ&#x20AC;?   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeopardyâ&#x20AC;?   were  some  of  the  games  included  in  last  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  game  night,  

which  had  teams  from  24  different  clubs  and  organizations.   7KLV\HDUWKHHYHQWLVOLPLWHGWRWKHÂżUVWWHDPVWRVLJQ up. Alexandria  Wojcik,  New  Paltz  alumna  and  coordinator   RIWKHÂżUVW5HF\FOH0DQLDHYHQWLQVDLGSDUWLFLSDWLQJ in  the  event  was  â&#x20AC;&#x153;hectic  and  chaoticâ&#x20AC;?  because  many  people   in  the  facilitating  departments  felt  they  werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  prepared  to   participate  in  the  event.   They  did  not  come  in  last  place,  however,  which  was   exciting,  Wojcik  said.   Last   year,   Lenape   Hall   won   the   RecycleMania   com-­ petition  by  taking  bottles  as  admission  during  an  event  for   the  superbowl,  shouting  for  residents  to  take  out  their  recy-­ cling  and  going  dumpster  diving,  Campus  Communicaiton   Coordinator   for   the   Residence   Hall   Student   Association   (RHSA)  Lixmer  Ventura  said.   This  year,  DuBois  Hall  is  hosting  different  programs  to   encourage  residents  to  recycle.  The  residence  hall  also  has   a  prize  system  where  the  suite  that  does  the  most  recycling   gets  a  prize,  Ventura  said.   RHSA  is  getting  involved  by  helping  put  on  the  event   and   acting   as   a   medium   for   the   Recycling   Club   and   the   halls,  Ventura  said.

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All  families   have   strange   food   traditions;Íž   however,  I  never  saw  the  food  my  dad  made  for   dinner  as  anything  but  normal.  Until  about  two   months  ago,  I  was  under  the  impression  that  ev-­ eryone  in  America  had,  at  least  once,  partaken   in  a  bowl  of  Hot-­Dog-­Bean.     I   had   somehow   managed   to   live   two   full   decades   without   realizing   that   Hot-­Dog-­Bean   was   an   aberration.   I   was   rattling   off   ideas   of   what  to  cook  my  boyfriend  for  dinner  and  these   three  simple  words  slipped  out  of  my  mouth  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   suddenly  the  most  pressing  issue  was  not  what   we  should  be  eating  but  what  the  hell  was  Hot-­ Dog-­Bean.   Hot-­Dog-­Bean   probably   either   means   a   lot  of  things  to  a  lot  of  people  or  nothing  at  all   to   everyone   but   me   (I   suspect   the   latter   is   the   case).   Basically   the   ingredients   are   all   in   the   name:  hot  dogs  and  baked  beans,  but  the  most   important  part  is  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  listed  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  chopped   meat.   <RXFRRNWKHFKRSSHGPHDWÂżUVWWKHQMXVW mush   all   the   other   ingredients   together   un-­ til   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   all   warm   and   goopy.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   not   sure   why   this  became  a  household  tradition  (because  my   motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Italian  heritage  effectively  barred  my   father  from  the  kitchen),  but  I  know  it  probably   went   on   for   far   too   long.   I   mean   there   prob-­ ably   isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   one   aspect   of   this   meal   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   actu-­ ally  healthy  for  you  (unless  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  an  old-­timey   hobo,   in   which   case   you   probably   have   much   more  pressing  health  concerns). I   know   the   combination   of   beans   and   hot   dogs   is   not   that   disorienting   for   most   people.   There  are  even  cans  of  food  such  as  Van  Campâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beanee   Weenee,â&#x20AC;?   so   I   suppose   much   of   the   weirdness   comes   from   the   chopped   meat.  Ac-­ cording   to   my   fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   semi-­mythical   account   of   Hot-­Dog-­Beanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   hazy   origins,   my   grand-­ mother   was   making   this   for   dinner   and   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   have   enough   hot   dogs   to   feed   the   whole   fam-­ ily  so  she  added  chopped  meat.  My  father  said,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  when  the  star  was  born.â&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  making  this  a  lot  recently  (most-­ ly   because   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   cheap),   and   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   realized   that   strange   family   food   habits   really   become   ap-­ parent  in  college.  


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Widdershins,  the  heroine  of  Ari  Marmellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thiefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Covenant,â&#x20AC;?  released  Feb.  14,  2012,  makes  me  want  to   be  a  thief.  Unfortunately,  since  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  a  klutz,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  never   become  one. Widdershins  is  a  great  thief  because  of  the  heathen   God  living  in  the  back  of  her  head.  She  steals  from  the   rich,  keeps  most  of  it  for  herself  and  only  forks  over  the   7KLHI*XLOGÂśVVKDUHRISURÂżWVZKHQVKHKDVWR Widdershins   has   few   friends,   and   when   details   from  her  past  re-­emerge  and  the  Guild  begins  to  move   against  her,  she  has  no  choice  but  to  stop  running  and   WRWXUQDQGÂżJKW&RQVLGHULQJVKHÂśVDOVRDIRUPHUQREOH woman  wanted  for  the  supposed  murders  of  two  dozen   SHRSOH ÂżJKWLQJ VHHPV WR EH ZHOO ZLWKLQ KHU UDQJH RI abilities. If  books  were  diamonds,  Widdershins  would  have   stolen   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thiefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Covenantâ&#x20AC;?   long   ago.   Fantasy   lovers,   pay  attention  and  pick  this  up!  Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  nothing  to  hate:   QRJOLWWHU\URPDQWLFÂżJXUHVQRKHURLQHVZKRGHSHQGRQ

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the  other  characters  to  save  them  and  no  poorly  devel-­ oped  worlds  stuffed  with  random  paranormal  elements. If  anything,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thiefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Covenantâ&#x20AC;?  reads  like  a  well-­ made  video  game.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  chock-­full  of  kick-­ass  characters   DQGEDGDVVÂżJKWVFHQHV7KHZRUOGLVEHDXWLIXOO\DQG vividly   crafted,   and   the   plot   (oh,   the   plot!)   will   keep   you  on  the  edge  of  your  seat. ,WV RQO\ GRZQIDOO LV LWV WHQGHQF\ WR Ă&#x20AC;LS DURXQG LQ the   timeline.   Every   now   and   then   the   narrative   will   VOLSEDFNLQWLPHDQGVKRZDĂ&#x20AC;DVKRI:LGGHUVKLQVÂśSDVW EHIRUH Ă&#x20AC;RSSLQJ EDFN WR WKH SUHVHQW ,WÂśV IXQ WR ZDWFK everything  unfold  slowly.  But,  if  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  a  reader  who   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  really  pay  attention  to  the  headers  of  sections,   it   can   be   jarring   to   switch   time   periods.   However,   if   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  used  to  popping  your  head  out  of  British  police   boxes  and  being  in  a  different  time  period  every  time   you  turn  a  page,  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  able  to  handle  the  book  just   ÂżQH The  newly-­released  book  may  still  be  a  fresh-­faced   unknown,  but  I  have  faith  that  this  may  be  one  of  the   best  fantasy  young  adult  novels  to  hit  the  shelves  this   year.    


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Master Props SUNY NEW PALTZ STUDENT A LONE MAJOR IN UNIQUE FIELD

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Adrienne  Call  is  not  just  a  props  master  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   she  is  the  props  master.   Third-­year   theater   tech   major   Call   is   the   only   theater   tech   major   enrolled   in   New   Paltz   with  a  design  concentration  and  an  emphasis  in   properties   (props).   Because   sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the   only   stu-­ GHQW RIÂżFLDOO\ VWXG\LQJ SURSV &DOO KDV IDFHG several  challenges  and  opportunities  during  her   years  at  SUNY  New  Paltz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  very  hard,â&#x20AC;?  Call  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  feel  like  there   are  a  lot  of  demands  put  on  me  and  expectations   of  me  because  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  the  only  one  willing  to  help   out  with  props.  The  fact  that  I  like  doing  it  makes   them  expect  even  more  out  of  me.  It  makes  me   expect  more  out  of  me.â&#x20AC;? &DOOÂśVMREDVSURSVPDVWHULQFOXGHVÂżQGLQJ buying   and   procuring   all   props   necessary   for   a   theatrical   production.   Objects   that   fall   under   the   category   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;propsâ&#x20AC;?   technically   range   from   a   piece   of   jewelry   to   a   live   stage   animal.   The   props   masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   job   is   lengthy   and   tiring,   as   he/ she   is   in   charge   of   obtaining   and   maintaining   these  objects.     Andrew   Ricci,   a   second-­year   theater   tech   major  with  a  concentration  in  stage  management   and  lighting  design,  said  he  understands  the  im-­ mense   pressure   props   masters   are   under   and   gives  Call,  well,  her  props.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   very   dedicated   to   her   work   and   she   spends  a  lot  of  time  on  it,  even  during  the  off-­ hours,â&#x20AC;?  Ricci  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  has  a  lot  of  quality  to  it.â&#x20AC;? Coming   to   New   Paltz,   Callâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   dilemma   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  that  she  was  unsure  of  what  she  wanted   to  do  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  it  was  that  she  wanted  to  do  it  all.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Originally,  I  wanted  to  be  a  scenographer:   someone  who  designs  lights,  costumes  and  sets,â&#x20AC;?   Call  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone  suggested  I  try  doing  props   to   get   a   taste   of   sets   and   I   ended   up   falling   in   love  with  it  because  it  incorporated  everything.â&#x20AC;?

As  props   master,   Call   collaborates   with   technicians   in   every   concentration   to   create   a   ÂżQLVKHG SURGXFW 6KH ZRUNV ZLWK VHW GHVLJQHUV to  establish  the  setup  of  a  scene,  lighting  design-­ ers   to   determine   the   direction   in   which   a   prop   should  be  placed  and  costume  designers  to  de-­ cide  whether  a  garment  is  considered  a  costume   or  a  prop.   Over  the  summer,  Call  worked  with  private   theater  companies  as  their  props  master.  During   an  internship  last  summer,  she  worked  at  an  out-­ door  theater  for  a  summer  stock  festival,  which   entailed  constructing,  building  and  demolishing   ÂżYHVKRZVLQZHHNV Âł,W ZDV GLIÂżFXOW´ &DOO VDLG Âł7KHUH ZHUH days  I  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  sleep  because  I  was  working  over-­ night   taking   down   a   show   on   a   Sunday   and   putting   the   next   one   up   by   Wednesday.   It   was   crazy.â&#x20AC;? Although   that   experience   was   tough,   the   fact   that   she   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   give   up   after   such   a   gruel-­ LQJVFKHGXOHVROLGLÂżHGIRU&DOOWKDWVKHÂśVH[DFWO\ where  she  belongs.   Ideally,   after   college,   Call   said   she   would   like  to  attend  graduate  school.  However,  the  ob-­ VFXULW\ RI KHU ÂżHOG PHDQV WKDW KHU RSWLRQV DUH very  limited  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  there  are  only  three  props  pro-­ grams  in  the  country.   Call  said  she  would  like  to  travel  and  work   on  shows,  eventually  settling  down  with  a  stable   career  working  with  props  and  a  teaching  posi-­ tion  at  a  university  where  she  can  share  her  pas-­ sion  for  technical  theater.   However,  as  stressful  as  being  one  in  a  mil-­ lion  is,  Call  said  she  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  trade  her  trade  for   the  world.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  were  times  when  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  stayed  up  for   two  days  straight  working  on  a  show,  times  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   wanted   to   quit   and   then   I   look   at   the   audience   and   I   remember   exactly   why   I   do   theater,â&#x20AC;?   she   said.  Adrienne  Call  is  the  props  master          PHOTO  COURTESY  OF  ADRIENNE  CALL

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Teaming Up with Love INDEPENDENT NYC RECORD LABEL FINDS ITSELF IN THE HEART OF NEW PALTZ

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Conor  Oberst   may   not   be   living   in   New   Paltz,  but  his  record  label  is.         For  almost  a  year,  Team  Love  RavenHouse   Gallery  has  found  a  home  in  a  small  shop  at  11   Church   St.,where   locals   can   visit   an   art   gallery,   record   store   and   performance   venue   all   in   one   place. Team  Love,  the  New  York  City  independent-­ ly  released  record  label,  was  founded  by  Bright   Eyes  frontman  Oberst  and  Bright  Eyes  Manager   Nate  Krenkel.  Basing  the  label  for  about  six  years   out  of  an  apartment  in  the  East  Village,  Krenkel   and  his  wife,  Cornelia  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nellyâ&#x20AC;?  Calder,  decided  to   move  out  of  the  city  with  their  kids. Krenkel,  originally  from  Utah,  said  he  came   to  New  Paltz  a  few  times  to  visit  the  now  nation-­ ally-­recognized   band   The   Felice   Brothers,   who   are  originally  from  the  area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our   sound   guy   for   Bright   Eyes   also   lives   here,  so  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  here  a  few  times  and  other  than   the  Woodstock  area,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  never  been  anywhere  in   the  Hudson  Valley,â&#x20AC;?  Krenkel  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  just  came   up  here  one  day  and  checked  it  out  and  thought   this   was   as   good   as   anywhere.  We   decided   this   was  also  what  we  thought  would  be  the  best  place   to  set  up  this  operation.â&#x20AC;? The   team   set   up   shop   in   March   2011,   two   years   after   moving   to   New   Paltz.   Krenkel   said  

having  a  physical,  creative  space  was  on  the  top   of  his  priority  list  from  the  beginning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  was  like,  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  get  out  of  the  city.  If  we   get  out  of  the  city  we  can  do  things  with  the  la-­ bel  we  were  prohibited  from,  like  having  a  larger   staff   and   physical   space.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;  A   creative   space   that   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  required  to  make  a  lot  of  money,â&#x20AC;?  Krenkel   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;That  was  what  prohibited  it  in  the  city  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   you  could  do  something  like  this  but  you  would   need  to  make  a  lot  of  money,  whereas  here,  we   can   set   a   space   driven   by   the   creative   impulse,   rather  than  the  impulse  to  make  money.â&#x20AC;? While  the  back  of  the  store  is  saved  for  man-­ agement   criteria   with   Krenkel   and   RavenHouse   Krenkel  Manager  Juan  Luis  Carrera,  Krenkle  said   the  storefront  was  created  in  reaction  to  the  fast-­ paced  digital  age  of  music.  He  missed  the  face-­to-­ IDFHFRPPXQLFDWLRQEHWZHHQPXVLFDÂżFLRQDGRV instead  of  the  depersonalized  online  world. The   experience   of   visiting   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;cool,   local   store  is  going  away  rapidly,â&#x20AC;?  Krenkel  said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  started  to  seem  like  there  was  an  idea  out   there  of  a  new  space  that  would  not  necessarily   be   a   record   store   that   sells   all   the   records   com-­ ing  out  but  sells  music  and  other  things,â&#x20AC;?  Krenkel   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;People  can  go  in  and  have  this  experience   where  people  can  see  things,  touch  things,  talk  to   real  people.â&#x20AC;? Team   Love   representatives   said   they   are   not     trying   to   compete   with   the   other   record  

stores  in   town.   Instead,   they   want   their   shop   to   be  an  addition.  The  store  has  a  limited  selection   of  musicians  that  are  either  on  the  label,  includ-­ ing  A   Weather   and   Tilly   &   the   Wall,   artists   the   label  knows  and  bands  part  of  RavenHouse  LTD,   including  Modest  Mouse  and  Monsters  of  Folk. Âł,WÂśVGHÂżQLWHO\DYHU\FXUDWHGVHWRIUHFRUGV You  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  looking  for  the  new  release  for   ZKDWHYHUDQGFRPHLQKHUHDQGÂżQGLW´.UHQNHO said. They  also  sell  T-­shirts  of  bands  and  of  de-­ signs  by  local  artists.   Although   the   label   is   new   to   the   Valley,   Team   Love   is   currently   in   the   process   of   com-­ SOHWLQJ  LWV ÂżUVW FRPPXQLW\EDVHG DOEXP DIE   PFALZ,   based   on   the   German   pronunciation   of   the  town.  The  record  will  feature  local  bands,  in   and  outside  of  New  Paltz,  including  Breakfast  in   Fur,  Shana  Falana  and  Cycad.  The  record  release   date  has  recently  been  pushed  back  until  spring   or  summer,  but  Krenkel  said  he  hopes  to  have  an   album  release  show  at  a  bar  or  venue  in  town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   want   the   album   to   be   something   the   community   itself   gets   excited   about,â&#x20AC;?     Krenkel  said. According  to  Calder,  the  Team  Love  Raven-­ House   Gallery   space   also   lends   itself   to   an   art   gallery. Calder   said   they   have   displayed   the   works   of   Hudson  Valley   artists,   their   friends   and   even  

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some  people  on  the  label.  Art  is  usually  on  dis-­ play  for  a  few  months.  Last  year,  the  gallery  had   a  diorama  show,  which  was  â&#x20AC;&#x153;a  great  opportunity   for  a  community  outreach,â&#x20AC;?  Calder  said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  such  an  inviting  set  of  windows  when   people  walk  by,â&#x20AC;?  Calder  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  this  great  op-­ portunity  to  draw  people  in  and  just  start  the  con-­ versation  about  Team  Love  and  RavenHouse  and   what  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  doing.â&#x20AC;? On   Saturday,   Feb.   11,   the   gallery   had   an   opening   reception   for   its   newest   exhibit,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Monstrous  Among  Us:  Folly  |  Excess  |  Collapse,â&#x20AC;?   featuring  artist  Paul  Spadone.  The  show  will  be   running  through  April  20. The   Team   Love   RavenHouse   Gallery   will   be  featuring  other  artists  as  well,  including  a  solo   show   with   Breakfast   in   Furâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Kaitlin   Van   Pelt   later  this  year. The   Team   Love   RavenHouse   Gallery   is   open   Friday   through   Sunday,   noon   to   5   p.m.   More  information  about  the  gallery  can  be  found   online  at  tl-­rh.com. CHECK  OUT   THE  PAUL  SPADONE EXHIBIT  OPENING  AT   TEAM  LOVE  RAVENHOUSE   GALLERY  BY  SCANNING  THIS  CODE   WITH  ANY  SMARTPHONE!                      ALL  PHOTOS  BY  SAMANTHA  SCHWARTZ


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TEAM LOVE RECORDS A Weather Capgun  Coup Conduits Conor  Oberst  and  the  Mystic  Valley  Band Craig  Wedren David  Dondero El  Madmo Flowers  Forever Gruff  Rhys Jason  Boesel Jenny  Lewis  with  the  Watson  Twins Joker’s  Daughter Mars  Black McCarthy  Trenching Midnight  Masses Nik  Feitas Park  Ave. Popup Refried  Ice  Cream Rig  1 Roy  Germano Sea  of  Bees Shudder  to  Think Simon  Joyner Simone  Felice   Taylor  Hollingsworth The  Berg  Sans  Nipple The  Felice  Brothers Tilly  &  the  Wall

RAVENHOUSE LTD Avi Buffalo Bright  Eyes Conduits Conor  Oberst Contact Craig  Finn Cursive Lia  Ices Man  Man Mister  Heavenly Modest  Mouse Monsters  of  Folk Mount  Moriah Murder  By  Death The  Deadly  Syndrome The  Felice  Brothers The  Hold  Steady The  Mountain  Goats PHOTOS  FROM  LEFT  TO  RIGHT:  NATE  KRENKEL  OF  TEAM  LOVE  RECORDS;;  ART  BY  PAUL  SPADONE;;  SITAR  PLAYER  MUSTAFA  BHAGAT  AT  THE  PAUL  SPADONE  ART  OPENING;;  TEAM  LOVE  SIGN  ON  CHURCH  STREET.     ALL  PHOTOS  BY  SAMANTHA  SCHWARTZ.  

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The Potter in Black

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DANIEL RADCLIFFE SHINES THROUGH NEW HORROR

By  Julie  Mansmann Managing  Editor  |  Jmansmann60@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

The Woman in Black Directed by James Watkins

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MUSICIAN OF THE WEEK: ALEX FIGURA

HIGH-SCHOOL SUPER HEROES OF ‘CHRONICLE’ FAIL TO TAKE FLIGHT By Carolyn  Quimby Copy  Editor  |  N01979729@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Chronicle Directed by Josh Trank

UPCOMING ALBUM RELEASES

I had  been  looking  forward  to  seeing  “Chronicle”  for   weeks  after  seeing  its  intriguing  trailer.  The  more  I  heard   about  it,  the  more  I  wanted  to  see  it.  Superheroes?  Yes.  An   attractive   cast?   Oh   yes.   Suspense?   It   sure   looked   like   it.   “Chronicle”  seemed  to  have  a  lot  going  for  it,  but  I  left  the   theater  with  only  one  thought:  how  could  a  movie  about   À\LQJVXSHUWHHQVIDOOVRÀDW" “Chronicle”  is  part  of  the  increasingly  popular  “found   footage”   genre   that   I   cannot   stand.   The   shaky   camera   movements  left  me  feeling  sea-­sick,  and  yet,  the  cinema-­ tography   in   “Chronicle”   is   not   mindless.   Director   Josh   Trank   incorporates   the   shooting   style   into   the   narrative   and  character  development,  but  overall  it  was  gimmicky   and  grating.   Andrew  (Dane  DeHaan),  one  of  the  three  superheroes,   uses   the   camera   to   create   distance   between   himself   and   WKHZRUOG7KH¿OPWULHVWRSRUWUD\KLPDVDV\PSDWKHWLF

character, but  with  little  success.  He  becomes  a  manipula-­ tive,  violent  super  villain  who  no  longer  deserves  my  sym-­ pathy.  In  fact,  by  the  end  of  the  movie,  I  actively  disliked   him.   The   other   two   superheroes,   Andrew’s   cousin   Matt   (Alex   Russell)   and   Steve   (Michael   B.   Jordan),   were   the   main  highlights  of  the  movie.  Russell  made  Matt,  a  pre-­ tentious,   philosophy   snob,   into   a   likeable   character   with   whom  the  audience  sides.  Jordan  already  established  him-­ self   as   a   fantastic   dramatic   actor   on   the   television   series   “Friday  Night  Lights,”  and  this  movie  allowed  him  to  pro-­ vide  a  more  light-­hearted,  sexually-­charged  levity.   A   movie   about   superheroes   should   have   pretty   amazing   special   effects,   right?   Wrong.   I   understand   that   “Chronicle”   did   not   have   a   budget   anywhere   near   “The   Dark  Knight”  or  “Iron  Man,”  but  I  just  cannot  forgive  the   fact  that,  not  only  did  I  notice  the  green  screen,  but  I  was   distracted  by  it.  Not  all  the  effects  were  cheesy,  though.  I   think  that  they  tried  to  make  the  movie  larger  than  it  need-­ HGWREH%HLQJDEOHWRÀ\DQGPRYHWKLQJVZLWK\RXUPLQG is  cool  enough. “Chronicle”  is  not  a  typical  superhero  movie  with  con-­ VWDQWDFWLRQVHTXHQFHVWKH¿OPEXLOGVPXFKPRUHVORZO\ I  happen  to  love  slow  builds,  but  I  don’t  love  when  I  can   IHHO¿OPPDNHUVWU\LQJWRPDQLSXODWHP\IHHOLQJV)RUWX nately,  “Chronicle”  wasn’t  able  to  use  telekinesis  on  me.  

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

YEAR: Third (Transfer) MAJOR: Spanish MINOR: Music HOMETOWN: Skaneateles Skaneateles, N.Y.

WHAT’S YOUR  INSTRUMENT  OF  CHOICE  AND  WHY? Guitar.  I  started  playing  when  I  was  14   because  the  guitar  was  in  my  house.

WHO ARE  YOUR  BIGGEST  INFLUENCES? Jimi  Hendrix.  But,  everything.  Classical,   jazz,  rock. WHO  HAVE  YOU  BEEN  LISTENING  TO  LATELY? Reggae.  John  Brown’s  Body.

WHAT ARE  YOU  INVOLVED  WITH  MUSICALLY  ON  CAMPUS? I’m  auditioning  to  be  a  music  major.  Other  than   that,  I  formed  a  band  last  semester,  Suspiciously   Crispy.  We  have  shows  coming  up.  We’re  like   jam  rock.

WHAT’S YOUR  PLAN  FOR  THE  FUTURE? To  put  out  an  album  in  the  next  year.

Cheap Girls  Giant  Orange Cursive  I  Am  Gemini Field  Music  Plumb Fun.  Some  Nights Galactic  Carnivale  Electricos My  Best  Friend  In  Ghostlike  Fading Sleigh  Bells  Reign  of  Terror

Call your  friends  up  and  play  music  with   them.  You  learn  the  most  from  other  people.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

CHECK OUT   ALEX  FIGURA PERFORMING  BY  SCANNING  THIS  CODE   WITH  ANY  SMARTPHONE!  

Ava Luna  Ice  Level Chiddy  Bang  Breakfast Dead  Fingers  Dead  Fingers Estelle  All  Of  Me Ja  Rule  Pain  Is  Love  2 Lyle  Lovett  Release  Me Rotary  Club  Second  Year  In  Swine We  Have  Band  Ternion

DO                        W YOU ANT  TO  BE...

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SAFIA KENZA ZOUIOUECHE Major: BFA Photography Year: Fifth Influences: Jerry Uelsmann, Robert Park Harrison, René Magritte, Duane Michals, Man Ray, Charles Grogg, Stefan Sagmeister and Maggie Taylor Quote To Live By: “Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.” - Democritus

PHOTOS COURTESY  OF  SAFIA  KENZA  ZOUIOUECHE  CAPTION  BY  SAMANTHA  SCHWARTZ


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AIMING  FOR  ACCOUNTABILITY We   at   The   New   Paltz   Oracle   would   be   fooling   ourselves   and   administrators   if   we   said   President   Donald   Christian   could   walk   through   a   crowded   Hasbrouck   Dining   Hall   and   be   recognized   by   every   student.   How-­ ever,  our  president  wants  to  change  that. The  various  discussion  groups  Christian   has   organized   for   students,   faculty   and   staff   prove   he   is   dedicated   to   being   a   more   open   and  transparent  president  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  the  campus   community  should  seize  any  chance  to  bring   their  concerns  to  his  attention.   After   attending   a   training   session   for   new   presidents,   Christian   decided   to   start   a   program   in   residence   halls   that   he   is   call-­ ing   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hot   Chocolate   and   Hot   Topics.â&#x20AC;?   Over   the   course   of   the   semester,   the   president   is   inviting   students   in   each   building   to   bring   whatever   topic   they   wish   to   his   attention   in   DQRSHQGLVFXVVLRQ7KHÂżUVWIHZVHVVLRQVLQ Crispell  and  Gage  Halls  revealed  that  Chris-­ tian  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  taking  any  items  off  the  table.  From   complaints  about  advising  to  questions  about   course   availabilty,   Christian   has   listened   to   what   the   60   or   so   students   who   turned   out   for  the  program  had  to  say  without  directing   them  to  someone  else.   This   program   is   not   the   only   one   of   its   kind.   Christian   also   developed   a   student   ad-­ visory   group   last   semester,   comprised   of   all   types  of  athletes,  commuters,  undergraduates,   graduates  and  more,  to  become  more  in  touch   with  the  wants  and  needs  of  the  entire  campus   community.   His   choice   to   include   students   who  are  in  different  positions  on  campus  was   DQLPSRUWDQWFKDQJHLQWKHZD\WKHRIÂżFHRI the  president  relates  to  students.  Christian  no   longer  only  hears  from  elected  Student  Asso-­ FLDWLRQ 6$ RIÂżFLDOVKHH[DPLQHVFRQFHUQV more  directly.   We   hope   that   students   raising   issues   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hot  Chocolate  and  Hot  Topicsâ&#x20AC;?  session  and   at  meetings  of  Christianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  advisory  group  will  

To  the  Editor, I   am   somewhat   confused   by   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Occupy   Demands   Not   Met,â&#x20AC;?   the   sidebar   piece,   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Library  Doors  Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  Budgeâ&#x20AC;?  in  the  Febru-­ ary  9,  2012,  issue  of  The  New  Paltz  Oracle.     While  the  article,  the  sidebar  and  the  edito-­ rial  point  to  the  real  cooperation  between  the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;students   with   a   common   goalâ&#x20AC;?   group   and   the   administration,   even   citing   my   admira-­ tion  and  respect  for  the  group,  the  headlines   seem  to  belie  the  collaborative  atmosphere.    

justify  initiatives  undertaken  by  student  gov-­ HUQPHQWRIÂżFLDOVDQGKHOSFRQYLQFHDGPLQLV-­ trators  to  cooperatively  assist  them  with  dif-­ ferent  projects.   This   wish   may   already   becoming   true,   in   relation   to   studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   dissatisfaction   with   academic   advising.   SA   Vice   President   of   Academic   Affairs   and   Governance   Ayanna   Thomas   said   she   is   working   on   an   evalua-­ tion   for   faculty   advisors.   Considering   this,   KLV RZQ SHUVRQDO H[SHULHQFH DV DQ DGYLVRU and  the  concerns  he  has  heard  from  students   this   far,   Christian   said   he   thinks   this   would   be  a  great  project.  His  support  of  this  kind  of   FKDQJH LQWURGXFHG E\ VWXGHQWV UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWV WKDW administrators  will  care  what  we  have  to  say.   &KULVWLDQDQGRWKHUFROOHJHRIÂżFLDOVFDQ only  listen  to  what  we  have  to  say,  though,  if   we  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  telling  them  what  is  one  our  minds.   We   at   The   New   Paltz   Oracle   encourage   all   students   to   take   advantage   of   the   opportuni-­ ties  our  president  is  presenting  us  with  to  talk   to  him.  We  should  not  complain  that  we  are   being  closed  out  of  classes  or  that  our  advising   is  poor  in  hindsight  when  we  had  the  chance   WRWHOOWKHVFKRROÂśVWRSRIÂżFLDOWKDWWKLQJVQHHG to   change.   About   60   students   attended   the   ÂżUVWÂł+RW&KRFRODWHDQG+RW7RSLFV´VHVVLRQ but  many  more  live  in  the  residence  hall.  We   need   to   be   active   members   of   conversations   about  the  direction  this  university  is  heading.   While   the   president   proved   he   wants   to   get   students   talking,   we   hope   Christian   will   do  more  than  just  listen.  We  want  him  to  act.   Discourse  is  only  valuable  when  it  produces   tangible   change.   Christian   should   take   seri-­ ous  note  of  what  students  have  to  say  to  him   so   he   can   introduce   policies   that   meet   their   needs.   If   Christian   and   the   student   body   take   these   discussions   seriously,   Christian   could   be   recognized   anywhere   on   campus   as   both   the  president  and  a  catalyst  for  change.

CARTOON  BY  JULIE  GUNDERSEN  

Editorials  represent  the  views  of  the  majority  of  the  editorial  board.  Columns,  op-­eds   and  letters,  excluding  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  univer-­ sity  or  the  Town  or  Village  of  New  Paltz.

LETTER

The  articles   themselves   accurately   recog-­ nize   that   the   administration   is   making   real   efforts   to   open   the   library   doors   wider   and   more  frequently  to  serve  student  needs. Even   before   our   Jan.   30   meeting   with   the   students   with   a   common   goal,   we   had   reinstated  the  eight  hours  cut  as  a  result  of   last  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  budget  reduction.  Last  week  we   added  three  more  hours  to  the  library  sched-­ ule.    When  you  compare  our  number  of  open   hours  with  the  number  of  open  hours  at  oth-­

er  SUNY  institutions  with  our  same  mission,   we  fall  right  in  the  middle  of  the  pack. Beginning   Feb.   12,   2012,   students   can   enter  the  Sojourner  Truth  Library  at  10  a.m.   on  Sundays.  These  additional  Sunday  hours   ZLOOEHLQHIIHFWIRUVL[ZHHNVDWZKLFKSRLQW we   will   determine   whether   they   have   seen   enough  use  to  warrant  continuation.       We   continue   to   work,   too,   to   arrange   alternative  late  night  study  space  during  the   library  renovation  and  are  doing  the  required  

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consultation  with  physical  plant,  student  af-­ fairs  and  instructional  technology.    The  stu-­ dents   with   a   common   goal   and   the   admin-­ LVWUDWLRQ DJUHH VWXGHQWV GHVHUYH DFFHVV WR computers,   Internet,   scanners   and   printers   during  the  library  renovation. Sincerely, Cheryl   B.   Torsney,   Interim   Provost   and  Vice  President  for  Academic  Affairs


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COLUMNS CAT  TACOPINA   Sports  Editor

Ctacopina97@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

If  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  friends  on  Facebook,  you  know   that  this  column  has  been  the  bane  of  my  ex-­ istence  this  past  week.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  dedicated  at  least   ÂżYHVWDWXVHVWRWKHTXHVWLRQÂł(9(5<21( what  do  I  write  about?â&#x20AC;? I  got  a  lot  of  responses,  too.  My  favorite   RQHVZHUHERREV5DFKHO)UHHPDQWRQV of  meth  being  found  somewhere  and  about   how  my  mom  is  the  best.  But  so  often,  the   goal  of  us  on  The  New  Paltz  Oracle(ERDUG is   to   be   sincere   and   heartfelt;Íž   to   show   you   a  little  piece  of  ourselves  that  no  one  really   knows. 2U\RXNQRZSRRSLQJRQWKHĂ&#x20AC;RRURID train  in  the  middle  of  the  Grand  Canyon  and   hoping  the  train  derails.   Anyway. ,ÂśP ZULWLQJ WKLV RQ9DOHQWLQHÂśV 'D\ LQ case   you   were   wondering.   I   think   the   day   is   pretty   silly,   and   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   not   just   saying   that  

because  I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   have   someone   to   sit   down   ZLWKLQDGLPO\OLWÂłLQWLPDWH´UHVWDXUDQWDQG have   a   ridiculous   conversation   about   how   much  we  love  each  other  and  collapse  into   mush  while  staring  into  one  anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  eyes.   Watching  a  movie  and  killing  a  pizza  sounds   so  much  cooler.   I  told  myself  I  wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  going  to  write  a   9DOHQWLQHÂśV'D\FROXPQDQG,ÂśPQRW+RZ ever,   I   am   going   to   write   a   column   about   how  people  need  to  stop  being  so  defeatist.   ,ÂśOOEHWKHÂżUVWWRWHOO\RXWKDW,VKRXOGQÂśW talk,  because  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  really  goddamn  defeatist.   ,ÂśPYHU\TXLFNWRJRÂł2K,GRQÂśWNQRZZK\ theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  be  interested  in  me,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  funny  or   pretty  or  interesting,  waaaah.â&#x20AC;? But   I,   and   pardon   my   language,   know   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  bullshit.  And  I  know  that  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  bullshit   when  you  say  it,  too.   Chances   are,   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   probably   very   beautiful  and  you  could  probably  make  me   ODXJKDQGKH\\RXJRWR1HZ3DOW]7KHUH +$6 WR EH VRPHWKLQJ ZHLUG RU LQWHUHVWLQJ DERXW\RX<RXJRWR1HZ3DOW]IRUFU\LQJ out  loud.   <RXÂśUH SUREDEO\ YHU\ LQWHOOLJHQW DQG

have  a  vivid  imagination.  Maybe  your  cre-­ ativity   is   buried   in   one   of   the   darkest   cor-­ ners   of   your   mind,   but   we   both   know   that   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  there. And   you   know,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   bet   that   you   have   some   sort   of   talent   that   no   one   else   has.   If   WKLVZHUHWKHV\RXÂśGEHRQ1LFNHORGH RQÂśVÂł)LJXUH,W2XW´LQDVHFRQG Finally,   you   probably   are   a   really   cool   person.   I   know   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   a   small   campus   and   everything,  but  if  you  put  yourself  out  there   and   someone   came   along   to   listen,   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   probably   be   intrigued   by   what   you   had   to   say. Is   this   sappy   and   really   disgustingly   KHDUWIHOW"+HOO\HDKEXWLWÂśVWUXH,NQRZLWÂśV KDUG WR ÂżQG JRRG WKLQJV LQ \RXUVHOI ZKHQ you  feel  alone  on  a  day  meant  to  celebrate   couples,   but   I   hope   you   know   it   isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   any-­ thing  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  done  wrong.  Whoever  you  are,   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  probably  a  really  great  person  and  I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  want  you  to  think  otherwise,  ever,  no   PDWWHUZKDWGD\RIWKH\HDULWLV<RXNQRZ that  all  of  the  negative  things  you  say  about   yourself  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  compare  to  all  of  the  wonder-­ ful  things  about  you.

OP-­ED By  Dan  Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Regan  and  Beth  Curran

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job  growth  and  the  spirit  of  America.  I   think  all  politicians  will  agree  with  it.â&#x20AC;?     %XW WKH Âł'LUW\ +DUU\´ VWDU GLG QRW PDNHWKH*23ÂśVGD\,QVWHDGKLVSXVK IRU $PHULFD WR ÂłFRPH WRJHWKHU´ DQG EHJLQ RXU ÂłVHFRQG KDOI´ KDV EHHQ PHW with  debate  on  both  sides  of  the  politi-­ cal  spectrum.     Conservative   critics,   including   .DUO5RYHKDYHSHUFHLYHG(DVWZRRGÂśV UKHWRULF DV DQ HQGRUVHPHQW IRU 3UHVL GHQW 2EDPDÂśV EDLORXW SODQ WR WKH GH OLJKWRIVRPH'HPRFUDWV,WLVXQFOHDU however,  why  prominent  politicians  are   so  concerned  with  Chrysler  ads  starring   former  movie  cowboys.       /HWÂśV ORRN DW WKH IDFWV 7KLV ZDV a   commercial   paid   for   by   Chrysler.     :KLOH (DVWZRRG GHOLYHUHG WKH PHV VDJH KH GLG QRW ZULWH WKH VFULSW 3RHW 0DWWKHZ 'LFNPDQ DQG 6PLWK +HQGHU VRQGLGWKDWDQG'DYLG*RUGRQ*UHHQ ² RI Âł3LQHDSSOH ([SUHVV´ IDPH ² directed  it.    At  the  end  of  the  day,  Chrys-­ ler  is  really  looking  to  sell  their  cars  and   make  more  money.  

7KH FRPPHUFLDO XVHG 'HWURLW DV D VHJZD\WRUDOO\$PHULFDQV2XUFRXQ try  is   in   a   state   of   disarray   because   of   political   extremism,   partisanship   and   the  debt  crisis.  The  fact  that  politicians   have   responded   to   this   ad   positively   DQG QHJDWLYHO\ GULOOV (DVWZRRGÂśV SRLQW home.       $V $EUDKDP /LQFROQ IDPRXVO\ VWDWHGÂł$KRXVHGLYLGHGFDQQRWVWDQG´ These   words   are   as   true   today   as   they  were  during  the  tumult  of  the  Civil   War.     (DVWZRRGÂśV PHVVDJH LV PRUH ORJL cal   than   most   of   the   nonsense   spit   by   majority   of   the   republican   candidates.   We  need  to  work  together  to  make  prog-­ ress   in   this   country.   We   need   to   stop   ÂżJKWLQJ DQG VWDUW IRFXVLQJ RXU HQHUJ\ on  the  things  that  matter.  Bipartisanship   is  the  only  solution  to  Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  prob-­ lems.   6RPHWKLQJ KDV WR FKDQJH LQ WKLV country.   Why   not   compromise   about   it?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Thursday,  February  16,  2012

CAROLYN  QUIMBY   Copy  Editor

N01979729@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

I  have  a  confession  to  make,  Oracle  read-­ ers.   It   is   something   that   I   have   been   denying   IRUIDUWRRORQJEXW,WKLQNWKDWLWÂśVÂżQDOO\WLPH to  admit  it. I  have  road  rage.   1RW WKH ÂłRFFDVLRQDO KRQNWKHKRUQ DQG JLYH WKH PLGGOH ÂżQJHU´ URDG UDJH EXW IXOO blown,   screaming   like   Christian   Bale   on   his   worst   day.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   little   embarrassing   to   admit,   because   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   usually   vocalize   my   anger.   I   tend  to  internalize  things  and  passively  aggres-­ sively  express  my  frustrations,  but  all  bets  are   off  when  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  behind  the  wheel.  In  the  car  there   are  only  two  sides  of  my  emotional  spectrum:   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  either  completely  calm,  bobbing  my  head   WR6LPRQ *DUIXQNHORU$GHOHRU,ÂśPFXUVLQJ at  fellow  drivers  and  everyone  that  they  have   ever  loved.      It  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  matter  where  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  driving  or  go-­ ing,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  completely  calm  until  something  sets   me  off.  The  smallest  things,  like  people  stop-­ ping  short  or  driving  too  slow  in  front  of  me,   leave  me  red-­faced,  white-­knuckled  and  curs-­ LQJEHKLQGWKHZKHHO6RPHWKLQJVDUHZRUVH WKDQRWKHUV1RWXVLQJWKHWXUQVLJQDOLVSURE ably   my   biggest   pet   peeve.   It   is   the   simplest   WKLQJ\RXFDQGR\RXRQO\KDYHWRĂ&#x20AC;LFNRID ÂżQJHU+DYHZHUHDOO\EHFRPHVROD]\WKDWZH FDQQRWĂ&#x20AC;LFNWKHWXUQVLJQDO",DPQRWDPLQG reader  nor  do  I  aspire  to  be  one,  so  please  use   your  blinker  so  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  slam  into  your  bumper.   I   suppose   that   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   always   known   that   I   become  agitated  behind  the  wheel,  but  driving   upstate   has   made   me   aware   of   just   how   eas-­ LO\LWKDSSHQV,OHDUQHGKRZWRGULYHRQ/RQJ Island   which   I   would   argue   has   some   of   the   PRVWDJJUHVVLYHDQGKRUULEOHGULYHUVRQ(DUWK <HV K\SHUEROH LQWHQGHG 7KH /RQJ ,VODQG ([SUHVVZD\ /,(  LV D GRJHDWGRJ ZRUOG where   the   weakest   are   left   to   chug   slowly   in   the  right  lane.  I  think  the  fast  paced  driving  on   WKH/,(LVZK\,JHWIUXVWUDWHGVRHDVLO\RQ WKH ZLQGLQJ URDGV RI 1HZ 3DOW] DQG WKH VXU URXQGLQJDUHDV'RQÂśWJHWPHZURQJWKHUHDUH few  things  that  I  love  more  than  the  mountains   in  the  fall,  but  I  cannot  handle  how  the  roads   are  one  lane.  I  always  seem  to  be  stuck  behind   the   person   who   religiously   follows   the   speed   limit  or  the  person  who  is  constantly  braking   for  no  apparent  reason.   I  really  love  to  drive  and,  contrary  to  ev-­ HU\WKLQJLQWKLVFROXPQÂżQGLWYHU\UHOD[LQJ Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   something   beautiful   about   the   way   the  open  road  seems  to  unfurl  itself  endlessly.   I   love   driving;Íž   I   just   cannot   stand   the   people   ZKR DUH GULYLQJ DURXQG PH +RSHIXOO\ ZH donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  meet  on  the  road,  but  if  we  do,  please  use   your  blinker.


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The  SUNY   New   Paltz   Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   and  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Bas-­ ketball  teams  showed  their  support  in  the  battle  against   breast  cancer  by  hosting  Think  Pink  Night  on  Friday,   Feb.  10. 7KH ÂżUVW LQ D GRXEOHKHDGHU FRQWHVW DJDLQVW ULYDO SUNY  Cortland,  the  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  team  took  to  the  courts   ZLWKDYLFWRU\VSRUWLQJSLQNVKLUWVDVYLVXDOUHS resentation  for  the  cause. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Think  Pink  is  a  great  way  to  spread  awareness  for   breast  cancer,â&#x20AC;?  fourth-­year  Co-­Captain  Kaitlin  Clifford   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  is  also  a  good  way  to  fundraise  for  the  cause   DQGJHWWKHFDPSXVDQGFRPPXQLW\LQYROYHG´ The   Think   Pink   Foundation,   according   to   their   website   thinkpink.org LV D YROXQWHHUEDVHG LQGHSHQ dently   run   charity   focused   on   raising   funds   to   pro-­ YLGHÂżQDQFLDODQGHPRWLRQDOVXSSRUWWREUHDVWFDQFHU patients. Âł0\DXQWKDGEUHDVWFDQFHUWKDWZDVUHPRYHGDWDQ

HDUO\ VWDJH´ &OLIIRUG VDLG Âł(YHU\ VXPPHU VKH RUJD nizes  a  walk  in  Breezy  Point,  N.Y.  called  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The  Sunset   Walkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  where  all  the  donations  go  to  the  Susan  G.  Ko-­ men  Foundation.â&#x20AC;? Think   Pink   distinguishes   itself   by   focusing   its   HIIRUWV RQ GLUHFW ÂżQDQFLDO VXSSRUW IRU SDWLHQWV LQ WKH midst  of  their  journeys,  the  website  said. Âł3HUVRQDOO\ QR , GR QRW KDYH DQ\ SHUVRQDO WLHV that  sway  my  judgment,â&#x20AC;?  fourth-­year  Co-­Captain  Cait-­ lin  Irwin  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;But  there  are  so  many  women  in  this   country   that   are   diagnosed   with   breast   cancer   each   year.   I   am   lucky   enough   to   help   raise   awareness   for   those  in  need.â&#x20AC;? According  to  a  report  done  by  the  American  Can-­ cer   Society,   about   1.3   million   women   will   be   diag-­ nosed  with  breast  cancer  annually  worldwide,  with  ap-­ proximately  465,000  dying  from  the  disease. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  WBCA  (Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Basketball  Coaching  As-­ VRFLDWLRQ VWDUWHGSURPRWLQJ7KLQN3LQNVHYHUDO\HDUV ago,â&#x20AC;?  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Basketball  Head  Coach  Jamie  Seward   VDLG Âł7KH\ EDVLFDOO\ GHVLJQDWH D ZHHN WKDW HYHU\

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:RPHQÂśV%DVNHWEDOOWHDPLQ$PHULFDZLOOKDYHVRPH W\SHRIHYHQWDWWKHLUUHVSHFWLYHVFKRRO´ Seward  said   the   crowd   on   Think   Pink   Night   is   comprised  of  both  students  and  members  of  the  New   Paltz  community.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;People  take  pride  in  representing,â&#x20AC;?  Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Basket-­ ball  Head  Coach  Team  Mike  Rejniak  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  are   PRUHSHRSOHLQWKHVWDQGVEHFDXVHRIWKHEHQHÂżWEHKLQG the  game.â&#x20AC;?   The   Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Basketball   team   was   defeated   by   SUNY   Cortland   in   a   69-­60   SUNYAC   match   up.  The   team   was   not   discouraged   and   demonstrated   its   sup-­ port   for   the   cause   by   wearing   pink   shoelaces   during   the  game.  Wellness  &  Recreation  was  able  to  raise  $529.75   for   the   Komen   Foundation   by   selling   Think   Pink   7VKLUWVDQGUDIĂ&#x20AC;HWLFNHWVGXULQJWKHHYHQW â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  really  is  no  ceiling  to  what  can  be  done,â&#x20AC;?   Rejniak  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  is  the  sense  of  self-­pride,  with  no  per-­ sonal  recognition,  that  makes  practicing  and  coaching   IRUWKLVJDPHOHVVRIDMREDQGPRUHRIDSULYLOHJH´


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The  SUNY   New   Paltz   Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Vol-­ leyball  team  started  their  season  strong,   rising  above  the  competition  in  the  Unit-­ ed   Volleyball   Conference   (UVC)   East   Division  with  a  current  season  record  of   10-­2.  The  toughest  challenge,  however,   will  be  maintaining  their  success.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;With  volleyball,  you  have  to  mini-­ PL]HWKHĂ&#x20AC;XFWXDWLRQV´&R&DSWDLQ0LNH 9DQ7\QHVDLGÂł<RXJRWWRNHHSWKHXSV VWHDG\DQGWKHGRZQVPLQLPDO´ New  Paltz  is  part  of  the  UVC  East   Division   and   is   competing   against   11   teams   this   season.   The   team   will   play   schools   such   as   Vassar,   Nazareth   and   1HZ <RUN 8QLYHUVLW\ 7KH ÂżUVW SODFH winner  at  the  conference  will  move  on   to   the   National   Collegiate  Athletic  As-­ sociation  (NCAA)  competition.     One   of   the   teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   main   goals   for  

spring  2012  is  to  clinch  the  No.  1  spot  at   the   NCAA   Div.   III   championship,   Van   Tyne  and  fourth-­year  Co-­Captain  Kevin   Stross  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;To   get   there,   we   would   have   to   beat  some  very  talented  teams  along  the   ZD\´6WURVVVDLG 5LJKWQRZWKHWHDPLVZRUNLQJRQ their  mental  strength.  Stross  said  the  fo-­ cus  is  to  get  the  younger  players  on  the   ÂłVDPH SDJH´ DV WKRVH ZKR KDYH EHHQ on  the  court  longer,  and  to  push  them  to   SOD\ÂłWKHLUKDUGHVW´ Van  Tyne  said  the  upcoming  match-­ HVZLOOEHGLIÂżFXOWEXWWKHWHDPLVÂłJLY-­ LQJHYHU\WKLQJWKH\ÂśYHJRW´/DVWZHHN-­ end,  the  team  played  at  Stevens  Institute   RI7HFKQRORJ\LQ+RERNHQ1- Van   Tyne   said   in   preparation   for   JDPHV WKH WHDP GRHVQÂśW ÂłFXW FRUQHUV´ when  it  comes  to  their  training  schedule.   Âł:HSUDFWLFHOLNHFKDPSLRQVVRZH

FDQSOD\OLNHFKDPSLRQV´KHVDLG Head  Coach  Radu  Petrus  said  that  at   past  matches,  especially  the  3-­0  win  at   Elmira,   he   saw   the   team   put   â&#x20AC;&#x153;100   per-­ FHQW RI WKHLU VNLOOV´ LQWR WKH JDPH +H said  being  No.  1  right  now  in  the  UVC   (DVW'LYLVLRQLVDÂłJUHDWWKLQJIRUXV´ 7KLV LV WKH ÂżUVW WLPH WKH WHDP KDV been  on  top  in  their  respective  compet-­ LQJUDQNDFFRUGLQJWR3HWUXV He  said  for  the  upcoming  matches,   anything   is   possible.   Things   can   move   YHU\IDVWDQGXQH[SHFWHGPLVWDNHVFDQ occur  even  for  the  best  teams.   The   start   of   the   season   sees   the   WHDP SK\VLFDOO\ DFWLYH IRU ZHHNV 3H-­ WUXVVDLGWKHUHLVDORWRIÂłYHUWLFDO´HQ-­ durance  with  volleyball,  and  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  impor-­ tant   to   constantly   be   moving.   He   also   PHQWLRQHG WKH ÂłMXPSLQJ G\QDPLF´ DV being   especially   important   for   Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s     Volleyball.

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The  Lin-­ter  of  Our  Content Lin  has  had  that  same  effect.  Within  one   day  of  his  monster  38-­point  performance   against  the  vaunted  Lakers,  his  jersey  and   Linsanity,  Super  Lintendo,  Linderella,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Linsanityâ&#x20AC;?  shirts  were  made  available   The  Linspiration  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  his  nicknames  have   for  purchase  at  the  Garden,  online  and  at   been  the  recent  topic  of  debate,  but  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   stores. no  arguing  the  magnitude  of  Jeremy  Linâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   The  potential  caveat  for  Lin,  as  dis-­ recent  performance  for  the  New  York   cussed  by  the  experts  and  fans  alike,  could   Knicks. be  the  return  of  Amarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;e  Stoudemire  and   The  Knicks  had  no  life  heading  into   Carmelo  Anthony.  With  the  return  of  those   Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  game  against  cross-­river  rivals   two,  the  Knicks  will  continue  to  thrive.   New  Jersey  Nets.  The  pulse  of  the  fans   With  a  true  point  guard  to  effectively  run   was  low.  Lin  went  to  the  scorerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  table  and   the  Mike  Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Antoni  offense,  Melo  will  not   checked  into  the  game.  He  became  the  de-­ have  to  hold  the  ball  in  isolation  anymore,   ÂżEULOODWRUDQGUHYLYHGWKLVEDOOFOXE6LQFH which  has  been  a  problem  so  far  this  sea-­ then,  the  Knicks  have  kept  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Linning.â&#x20AC;? son.  Since  Stat  is  a  pick-­and-­roll  player,   2YHUWKHODVWÂżYHFRQWHVWV+DUYDUG not  having  a  point  guard  who  could  effec-­ graduate  and  NBA  afterthought  Lin  has   tively  execute  the  play  has  greatly  affected   come  out  of  nowhere  in  the  truest  sense  of   his  offensive  production  this  year.  Lin,   WKHH[SUHVVLRQ7KH.QLFNVFRXOGQRWÂżQG who  runs  the  pick-­and-­roll  to  perfection  as   him  on  their  own  bench  a  week  and  a  half   proven  by  Tyson  Chandlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  recent  offen-­ ago  and  now  he  has  essentially  become   sive  output,  will  help  Stat  be  the  offensive   the  point  guard  of  the  future.  The  New   force  he  was  during  the  pre-­Melo  days.     York  area  has  become  enamored  with  his   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  evident  Lin  has  not  only  pumped   gutsy,  fearless  play  and  his  quiet  leader-­ up  the  fanbase,  but  he  also  has  his  team-­ ship.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Linsanityâ&#x20AC;?  has  taken  over,  not  only   mates  excited.  Landry  Fields  has  put  up   in  Madison  Square  Garden,  but  every   big  numbers  since  Linâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  insertion  into   arena  he  steps  in.   the  starting  lineup.  Steve  Novak,  a  role-­ This  sort  of  swift-­moving  phenom-­ player,  has  been  getting  open  looks.  Bill   ena  occurred  in  recent  New  York  sports   Walker  has  been  playing  increasingly   memory.  Back  in  2007,  a  hard-­throwing   better.   Yankees  reliever  by  the  name  of  Joba   Chandler  has  been  the  biggest  bene-­ Chamberlain  captured  the  hearts  and   factor  though.  He  and  Lin  run  the  pick-­ minds  of  Bombers  fans  during  that  season.   By  Zach  Higgins

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and-­roll  so  well  and  that  has  boosted  his   offensive  numbers. Lin  has  done  what  no  NBA  player   has  ever  done.  He  scored  89  points   LQKLVÂżUVWIRXUJDPHVLQKLVFDUHHU Michael  Jordan  never  did  that,  neither   did  Kobe  Bryant  nor  Lebron  James.   Is  that  stat  a  prophecy  of  things  to   come?  Who  knows?  Jeremy  Lin  is   already  a  legend. NOTE:  On  VaLINtineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Day,   Jeremy  Lin  showed  that  he  loved   us  Knicks  fans  by  hitting  a  game-­ winning  three-­pointer  with  half   a  second  left  against  the  Toronto   Raptors.  That  should  be  a  sign   of  great  things  to   come.

THE RISE OF JEREMY LIN DEC. 27 -­Lin  Claimed  off  waivers  by  the   New  York  Knicks. FEB. 4 -­  Lin  records  25  points  in  a   Knicks  99-­92  win  over  the  New  Jer-­ sey  Nets. FEB. 8 -­Lin  records  38  points  in  a  92-­ 85  win  over  the  Los  Angeles  Lakers   PHOTO  COURTESY  OF  FACEBOOK

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From  Clearance  Sale  to  Champions By  Cat  Tacopina Sports  Editor  |  Ctacopina97@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

After  a  successful  tournament  in  West  Palm  Beach,  Fla.,  the   SUNY  New  Paltz  Extreme  Croquet  Club  team  is  preparing  for   the  spring  2012  semester. The   club   began   in   2007   with   a   barbeque   and   a   clearance   sale  croquet  set  from  Target. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  founders  of  the  club  were  having  a  barbeque  one  day   and  had  gone  to  Target  to  grab  supplies,â&#x20AC;?  fourth-­year  Vice  Presi-­ dent   Brian   Davidson   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   wanted   to   do   something   fun   though  and  they  came  across  a  croquet  set  on  sale,  and  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  how   this  all  got  started.â&#x20AC;? 6LQFH LW ÂżUVW EHJDQ WKH WHDP KDV EHHQ VXFFHVVIXO LQ UH cruiting  through  the  Club  and  Involvement  Fair  and  by  word  of   mouth.  They  are  visible  on  campus  as  they  practice  in  front  of   Bouton  Hall  and  Old  Main  Quad. Fourth-­year   Co-­President   Tim   Mullen   said   he   initially   joined  when  he  was  a  second-­year  student  after  two  of  his  friends   played  a  semester  before  him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  doing  too  much  at  the  time,  but  my  friends  said   I  had  to  play  and  I  really  liked  it,â&#x20AC;?  Mullen  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  a  very  

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social  club.  Some  people  come  for  the  social  aspect  of  hanging   out  and  playing  with  friends,  but  others  come  because  they  want   to  compete  at  the  highest  levels.â&#x20AC;? The  club  sent  10  members  to  the  West  Palm  Beach  Invita-­ tional.  Davidson  said  socializing  about  the  sport  is  just  as  impor-­ tant  as  playing  for  club  members.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   tournaments   are   a   lot   of   fun   because   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   always   busy,  whether  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  talking  about  the  sport  or  playing  the  sport,â&#x20AC;?   Davidson  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  start  playing  games  at  8:30  a.m.  and  com-­ pete  during  the  day.  At  night  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  get  dinner  with  everyone  else   competing  and  just  socialize.â&#x20AC;? With   the   Florida   Invitational   behind   them   and   the   spring   2012  semester  ahead,  the  team  is  gearing  up  to  prepare  for  the   National  Tournament  in  Haverford,  Pa.  Davidson  said  he  is  cur-­ UHQWO\ÂżOOLQJRXWWKHSDSHUZRUNIRUQDWLRQDOVDQGWKDWWKHWHDP will  be  sending  24  players  to  compete. Last  year,  the  team  won  the  National  Tournament  Title  in   6-­wicket,  while  placing  third  in  the  golf  category.  They  were  able   to  break  a  seven-­year  winning-­streak  held  by  St.  Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  College. Davidson  and  Mullen  said  they  prepare  by  teaching  basics   at  the  start  of  the  semester.  

A  Nash  in  New  York?

the  Rangers  would:  A)  probably  have  to   PDNHELJVDFULÂżFHVDQG% FRXOGSRWHQ There  hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  been  a  lot  of  talk  about   WLDOO\ÂżQGWKHPVHOYHVLQWKHVDPHFDS the  Columbus  Blue  Jackets  this  season,   space  trouble  that  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  managed  to   mainly  because  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  really  bad.   ÂżQDOO\ULGWKHPVHOYHVRI The  rumor  mill  changed  all  of  this  Tues-­ Nash  has  a  contract  which  sees  him   day  morning,  and  now  the  largest  topic   get  paid  at  least  $7  million  per  year,  and   for  discussion  is  the  future  of  Blue  Jacket   bringing  him  onto  the  Rangers  would   Rick  Nash  and  if  he  will  be  traded. force  Sather  to  get  very  clever  in  dealing   Everyone  is  speculating  where  Nash   with  the  contracts  of  Gaborik,  Richards,   is  going  to  go  if  a  trade  happens,  and   Lundqvist  and  then  Nash  too.  Sure,  you   many  are  saying  New  York  may  be  the   can  always  get  creative  with  cap  space,   spot  for  the  27-­year-­old  All-­star. and  the  ideas  of  a  package  including   It  would  give  the  Rangers  the  last   Dubinsky  and  Wolski  would  free  up  at   piece  to  the  championship  puzzle.  They   least  $8  million,  but  you  never  know  how   may  be  getting  goals  up  and  down  the   much  Nash  will  ask  for  come  signing   roster,  but  they  do  need  that  last  elite   time.   goal-­scorer  before  anyone  says  they  will   As  much  as  I  love  Dubi,  and  I  know   GHÂżQLWHO\PDNHLWWRWKH6WDQOH\&XS'H all  of  us  do,  he  will  have  to  be  the  sacri-­ spite  having  his  most  lackluster  season  to   ÂżFHRIWKH5DQJHUVIRU1DVK7KHVDFUL date  with  17  goals  (he  would  be  tied  for   ÂżFHWKH5DQJHUVFDQQRWPDNHWKRXJKLV third  on  the  Rangers  with  Brad  Richards),   Chris  Kreider.   he  would  be  a  solid  addition  to  any  team. The  transition  from  college  to  NHL   But  is  he  worth  it? play  is  tricky,  and  the  Rangers  have   Yeah,  Nash  would  satiate  the  needs   seen  both  the  good  (Derek  Stepan)  and   of  the  Stanley  Cup  desiring  Rangers,  but   not  so  good  (Matt  Gilroy)  of  this  transi-­ ctacopina97@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  start  off  small  and  see  who  wants  to  go  to  Nationals   to  really  compete,â&#x20AC;?  Mullen  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  as  active  right  now  be-­ cause  of  the  weather,  but  once  it  gets  nice  out,  we  practice  for   about  three  weeks  to  a  month  non-­stop  in  order  to  prepare  for  the   tournament.â&#x20AC;? Aside  from  tournament  preparations,  Davidson  said  the  team   was  also  looking  to  do  some  heavy  recruiting  for  when  he  and   Mullen  graduate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  was  a  big  drop-­off  in  recruiting  this  year,â&#x20AC;?  Davidson   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Really  it  was  because  we  lost  about  eight  or  nine  members   to  study  abroad  and  most,  if  not  all  of  them,  said  they  were  com-­ ing  back.â&#x20AC;? After   this   semester,   the   club   will   be   losing   many   of   its   founding   and   most   active   members.   The   loss   does   not   worry   Mullen  though.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   every   sort   of   club   team,   especially   young   ones,   worry  about  a  team  not  being  able  to  thrive,â&#x20AC;?  Mullen  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;How-­ ever,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  too  worried  about  it.  Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  seen  that  people  really   love   and   enjoy   playing   this   sport,   whether   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   for   fun   or   just   competing.   We   all   know   that   when   we   leave   this   will   not   die   with  us.â&#x20AC;?

tion.  However,  Kreider  is  fast  and  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   invaluable  to  the  Rangers  at  this  point.   The  Rangers  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  trouble  play-­ ing  against  teams  that  are  very  skilled   and  very  strong,  but  they  do  struggle   against  teams  that  are  really  fast,  which   is  probably  why  they  never  do  so  well   against  Toronto  or  Montreal.  Their  speed   improves  with  Hagelin  around,  but  one   player  is  not  enough  to  create  a  big  rush   and  keep  up  with  other  teams. Kreider  could  easily  change  that.  He   said  from  the  get-­go  that  he  was  going   to  stay  at  Boston  College  all  four  years   (which  could  worry  the  Blue  Jackets  who   probably  want  to  start  rebuilding  as  soon   as  possible),  and  he  likely  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  make   that  huge  plummet  coming  up  on  his   senior  year.  If  anything,  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  continue  to   get  faster,  which  is  something  the  Rang-­ ers  need. The  other  problem  with  trading  for   Rick  Nash  is  that  the  packages  Columbus   will  be  looking  for  will  have  to  include  a   goaltender,  and  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  no  way  come  hell,   ÂżUHDQGPRRQWKH5DQJHUVDUHJHWWLQJULG

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of  Biron.  Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  too  good  of  a  backup  to   let  go,  especially  when  one  of  the  most   crucial  strengths  of  going  into  the  play-­ offs  will  be  how  much  he  plays  to  ensure   Hank  gets  a  good  amount  of  rest.   Another  reason  why  some  analysts   are  saying  the  Rangers  should  distance   themselves  from  Nash  is  because  their   team  chemistry  is  too  good  to  mess   around  with  at  this  point.  This  is  a  team   that  clearly  gets  along  and  their  chemis-­ try  could  be  one  of  their  strongest  assets   against  playoff  competitors.  Adding  a   superstar  like  Nash  could  get  them  more   goals,  but  it  could  also  upset  the  sync  the   current  Rangers  roster  has  on  the  ice. You  never  know  whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  secretly  a   diva  on  the  inside.   The  Rangers  best  play  is  to  keep   away  from  Nash,  unless  they  can  have   a  package  which  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  include  a   goalie  (Columbus  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  going  to  want   Chad  Johnson,  letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  face  it)  and/or  Chris   Kreider.  They  may  not  get  the  elite   goal-­scorer,  but  it  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  the  end  of  the   world  either.


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Take  a   moment   and   suspend   reality   for   a   minute   as   a   dream   world   sets   in.   Suddenly,   you  wake  up  and  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  October.  The  leaves  have   started  to  change  color,  but  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  missed  base-­ ball  season  and  to  your  utmost  surprise,  the  New   York   Mets   have   been   crowned   World   Series   Champions!   Shocked?   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   sure.   But   not   as   shocked   as   the  Detroit  Tigers  were  watching  Justin  Verland-­ er  give  up  the  game-­winning  home  run  to  Lucas   Duda  in  Game  7  of  the  World  Series.   How  did  that  happen  you  might  ask?  Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   take  a  look.   WEDNESDAY,  MARCH  7  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  In  only  the   third   game   of   Spring  Training,   there   is   already   magic  in  the  air  for  the  Mets.  Jose  Reyes  wears   his   hideous   new   Miami   Marlins   jersey   for   the   ÂżUVWWLPHDJDLQVWKLVIRUPHUWHDPDQGSURFODLPV â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  wish  the  Mets  offered  me  a  contract,  between   my  dreads  and  this  uniform,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  obvious  I  made   the  wrong  decision.â&#x20AC;?     THURSDAY,  APRIL   5   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   R.A.   Dickey   is   given  the  Opening  Day  nod  while  Johan  Santana   still   rehabs   his   shoulder.   Dickey   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   disap-­ point  and  holds  Braves  hitters  to  only  three  hits   over  eight  innings.  After  the  game,  Dickey  said   climbing   Mt.   Kiliminjaro   over   the   winter   gave   him  a  spiritual  edge  over  his  opponents.   SATURDAY,  MAY  26  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Lucas  Duda  hits   his  NL  leading  15th  home  run  to  give  the  Mets   not   only   the   series   sweep   over   the   Padres,   but   the   division   lead.   Joel   Sherman   of   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   New   York   Postâ&#x20AC;?   calls   Duda   the   next  Adam   Dunn   in   his  Sunday  column  the  next  day.   FRIDAY,   JUNE   8   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   Just   in   time   for   the   ÂżUVW 6XEZD\ 6HULHV RI WKH \HDU 0HWV *HQHUDO Manager   Sandy   Alderson   announces   Andres  

7RUUHVZLOOQRORQJHUEHVWDUWLQJLQFHQWHUÂżHOG and  that   prospect   Kirk   Nieuwenhuis   has   been   called  up  to  take  his  place.  Nieuwenhuis  deliv-­ ers  immediately,  knocking  in  the  winning  run  off   Mariano  Rivera  to  give  the  Mets  a  3-­2  win  over   the  Yanks.   MONDAY,   JUNE   18   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   Johan   Santana   PDNHVKLVÂżUVWVWDUWVLQFHKLVLQMXU\LQ-R han   tells   Joey   Votto   and   the   Reds   not   to   mess   with   him   as   he   fans   six   hitters   over   the   5.2   in-­ nings   he   pitches.   After   the   game,   Votto   tells   reporters,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   believe   him   out   there,   heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   back.â&#x20AC;?   SUNDAY,   JULY   1   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   The   Mets   and   their   outstanding  play  leaves  ESPN  no  choice  but  to   add  the  Amazinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  to  their  Sunday  Night  Baseball   lineup.  Despite  not  being  on  the  schedule  earlier   this   year,   the   team   will   face   the   Dodgers.   New   ESPN   analyst   Terry   Francona   calls   the   Mets   â&#x20AC;&#x153;unbeatableâ&#x20AC;?  during  the  telecast  also  noting  that   Terry   Collins   â&#x20AC;&#x153;is   a   better   manager   than   I   ever   was.â&#x20AC;?   WEDNESDAY,  JULY  25  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Stephen  Stras-­ burg   struggles   as   the   Mets   clobber   the   Nats.   Jason   Bay   continues   his   resurgence   as   a   middle-­of-­the   order   bat   and   hits   three   home   runs   off   the   young   p h e n o m .   A s k e d   about   h i s  

re-­found  hitting-­stroke,   Bay   simply   replied,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  walls  at  Citi  moving  in  certainly  helped.â&#x20AC;?     TUESDAY,  JULY  31  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Standing  atop  the   NL   East   with   a   68-­39   record,   the   Mets   are   ag-­ gressive  buyers  in  the  trade  market.  Looking  for   starting   pitching,   the   team   reaches   a   deal   with   the  Chicago  Cubs  to  acquire  Matt  Garza  in  ex-­ change  for  prospects  Cesar  Puello,    Juan  Urbina   and   Jordany   Valdespin.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   cost   was   high,â&#x20AC;?   Alderson   said   on   Twitter   after   the   trade.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;But   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   going   all   in,   plus   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   send   them   a   box   of  chocolates.â&#x20AC;?   WEDNESDAY,   AUGUST   29   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   Despite   the  Phillies  making  a  late-­season  push,  the  Mets   are   able   to   overcome   both   Cliff   Lee   and   Roy   Halladay  in  the  same  series,  cementing  them  as   the  team  to  beat  in  the  NL  East.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  know  I  talk   way   too   much,â&#x20AC;?   Phillies   shortstop   Jimmy   Rol-­ lins   said   after   the   teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   5-­0   defeat.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;But   they   are  damn  good.â&#x20AC;?   FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER  14  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Daniel  Mur-­ phy  leaves  the  game  after  an  errant  double-­play   slide  by  Ryan  Braun  knocks  him  to  the  ground.   For   the   third   time   in   three   years,   Murphy   tears   ligaments   in   his   knee,   knocking   him   out   for   the   season.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   I   need   to   play   a   posi-­ tion   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   actually   learned,â&#x20AC;?   Mur-­ phy   said   after   the   g a m e .     Pros-­ pect  

Reese  Havens  is  called  up  from  AAA  to  replace   Murphy.   THURSDAY,  SEPTEMBER  27  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  With  a   two-­hit  shutout  over  the  Pirates  from  Johan  San-­ WDQD WKH 0HWV FOLQFK WKH 1/ (DVW IRU WKH ÂżUVW time  since  2006.  In  the  midst  of  the  champagne   shower,   Terry   Collins   beams   with   happiness,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;People   doubted   us   from   the   beginning,â&#x20AC;?   the   manager  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;But  we  showed  them,  this  team   had  heart  and  we  played  to  win  every  day.â&#x20AC;?   TUESDAY,   OCTOBER   9   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   The   Mets   handle   the   Wild   Card   winning   L.A.   Dodgers   with   ease,   putting   them   down   in   three   games.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  should  have  hit  free  agency,â&#x20AC;?  Dodgers  center   ÂżHOGHU0DWW.HPSVDLGDIWHUORVLQJWKHVHULHVÂł, could  have  been  playing  for  the  Mets.â&#x20AC;?   TUESDAY,   OCTOBER   16   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   The   NLCS   goes   to   the   Mets   after   Mike   Pelfrey   is   able   to   squash   the   offensive   might   of   the   Phillies   and   JLYH WKH 0HWV D FKDQFH LQ WKH ÂżQDO LQQLQJ RI Game   7.   Down   by   a   run   with   the   bases-­loaded   DQG WZR RXWV FHQWHUÂżHOGHU .LUN 1LHXZHQKXLV steps   up   to   the   plate   and   racks   up   a   3-­2   count.   :LWKDÂżQDOSLWFKIURP3KLOOLHVFORVHU-RQDWKDQ Papelbon,   Nieuwenhuis   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   go   down   look-­ ing,  but  smacks  a  single  over  the  head  of  Ryan   Howard.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   glad   I   swung   in   that   situation,â&#x20AC;?   Nieuwenhuis  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t?â&#x20AC;?   WEDNESDAY,   OCTOBER   31   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   As   spooky   as   it   might   seem,   the   Mets   clinch   their   third   World   Series   title   to   commemorate   their   50th   season   as   a   franchise.   After   Dudaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   solo   homerun  to  break  the  0-­0  pitcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  duel  between   Matt   Garza   and  Verlander   that   had   unfolded   in   Game  7,  the  team  storms  home  plate.   Alright,  snap  out  of  it.  That  was  all  fairy  tale   worthy   and   likely   wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   be   the   case   come   No-­ vember.  But  baseball  is  a  funny  thing;Íž  you  never   truly  know  how  the  season  will  end.  So,  cheer  up   Mets  fans,  maybe  things  can  go  our  way.  

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