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NSSE  Looks  to  Measure  Student  Engagement By  Maxim  Alter Managing  Editor  |  Malter42@newpaltz.edu

With  the  goal  of  improving  aspects  of  the   undergraduate  experience  inside  and  outside  the   classroom,  the  2011  National  Survey  of  Student   Engagement   (NSSE)   began   making   its   way   to   students  via  e-­mail  on  Monday,  Feb.  14. According  to  Lisa  Ostrouch,  research  ana-­ O\VWDWWKH2IÂżFHRI,QVWLWXWLRQDO5HVHDUFKDQG Planning  and  2011  NSSE  project  manager,  the   survey   is   completed   every   three   years   and   is   JHDUHGVSHFLÂżFDOO\WRZDUGÂżUVWDQGIRXUWK\HDU students   in   order   to   compare   how   opinions   change  over  the  course  of  their  collegiate  stud-­ ies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  NSSE  is  such  an  excellent  tool  at  tell-­ ing  us  what  students  need  to  get  the  maximum   EHQHÂżWV IURP WKHLU HGXFDWLRQ´ 2VWURXFK VDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  what  we  want  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  to  give  students  the  best   RYHUDOOH[SHULHQFHWKH\FDQSRVVLEO\KDYH´ 603   colleges   and   universities   participated   in  the  NSSE  in  2010  and  1,451  have  participated   VLQFHDFFRUGLQJWRWKHRIÂżFLDO681<1HZ Paltz  website. 8VLQJ TXHVWLRQV GHYHORSHG E\ H[SHUWV DW ,QGLDQD 8QLYHUVLW\ 2VWURXFK VDLG WKH 166( measures   student   engagement   through   the   amount  of  time  and  effort  students  put  into  their  

studies  and  other  educational  activities,  as  well   DVKRZWKHLQVWLWXWLRQGHSOR\VLWVUHVRXUFHV5H sults   have   shown   that   participation   outside   of   the   classroom   has   also   been   linked   to   student   learning.   When   the   NSSE   was   administered   at   681<1HZ3DOW]LQ2VWURXFKVDLGWKHUH were  not  enough  responses  to  represent  the  bulk   of   the   student   community.   She   said   she   hopes   more  students  will  take  the  NSSE  this  semester   to  provide  a  better  analysis. Âł,I ZH JHW D ORW RI VWXGHQWV WR SDUWLFLSDWH in   the   survey,   we   know   these   students   repre-­ sent   a   majority   of   the   freshmen   and   seniors   at   1HZ3DOW]´VKHVDLGÂł+RZHYHULIWKHUHDUHQRW enough   students   who   complete   the   survey,   we   will  not  be  able  to  use  the  results.[That]  would   EHDVKDPH´ Student  Association  (SA)  President  Jenni-­ fer   Sanchez   said   she   has   helped   advertise   and   promote   the   NSSE   to   encourage   students   to   RSHQDQGÂżOORXWWKHHPDLOHGVXUYH\$XJLHWKH collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   goose-­herding   border   collie,   has   also   been  used  to  spread  the  word  by  wearing  an  ad-­ vertisement  for  the  survey. The   NSSE   will   be   open   until   June   1,   but   Ostrouch   said   participants   who   complete   the   survey   before   the   end   of   the   semester   will   be   eligible  to  win  prizes  including  a  Netbook,  $100  

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Augie,  the  collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  goose-­herding  border  collie,  has  been  used  to  promote  the  NSSE.   WRZDUGV WKH FDPSXV ERRNVWRUH +DZN 'ROODUV D9,6$JLIWFDUGDQGDYDULHW\RIRWKHUSURPR tions.  Every  student  who  completes  the  survey   will   also   receive   a   coupon   for   a   free   coffee   or   soda. Ostrouch  said  results  will  be  compiled  over  

summer  break  and  will  be  posted  in  the  fall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   need   to   hear   from   as   many   students   DV SRVVLEOH´ VKH VDLG Âł7KDWÂśV ZK\ ZH FDPH up   with   the   tagline,   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Make   your   voice   countâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   because   the   survey   allows   students   to   do   MXVWWKDW´

College  Considers  Liberal  Education  Reform By  Pamela  Vivanco News  Editor  |  Pvivanco57@newpaltz.edu

7KH681<1HZ3DOW]([HFXWLYH&RPPLWWHH$FDGHPLF6HQ ate  and  faculty  approved  the  formation  of  the  Liberal  Education   $G+RF&RPPLWWHHWKLVSDVWIDOOVHPHVWHUDIWHUWKHXQLYHUVLW\SDU WLFLSDWHGLQWKH$VVRFLDWLRQRI$PHULFDQ&ROOHJHVDQG8QLYHUVLWLHV $$& 8 6XPPHU,QVWLWXWHRQ*HQHUDO(GXFDWLRQ 681<1HZ3DOW]ZDVRQHRXWRIWHDPVIURPDURXQGWKH FRXQWU\VHOHFWHGWRSDUWDNHLQWKLV\HDUÂśV$$& 86XPPHU,QVWL WXWHRQ*HQHUDO(GXFDWLRQLQSUHSDUDWLRQIRUWKHXSFRPLQJUHYLHZ and  revision  of  general  education. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  purpose  was  to  advance  the  participating  collegesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  revi-­ VLRQDQGLPSURYHPHQWRIWKHLUJHQHUDOHGXFDWLRQSURJUDPV´VDLG 6WHOOD'HHQLQWHULPJUDGXDWHGHDQDQGDVVRFLDWHSURYRVW $IWHU WKHLU SDUWLFLSDWLRQ LQ WKH *HQHUDO (GXFDWLRQ ,QVWLWXWH ,QWHULP3UHVLGHQW'RQDOG&KULVWLDQZKRZDVRQHRIWKHÂżYHUHS resenting   the   university,   said   an   action   plan   was   created   â&#x20AC;&#x153;that   focused   on   backing   away   and   thinking   about   what   we   want   all   students  graduating  from  New  Paltz  to  know  and  be  able  to  do,   and  what  are  those  broader  educational  goals  and  foundations  and   SKLORVRSKLHVWKDWJHQHUDOHGXFDWLRQLVDSDUWRI´ 'HHQVDLGWKHÂżUVWSDUWRIWKHSODQLVWKHFUHDWLRQRIWKH/LE HUDO(GXFDWLRQ$G+RF&RPPLWWHHZKLFKKDVEHHQIRUPHGLQDQ effort  to  initiate  studies,  conversation,  review  and  analysis  of  prin-­ ciples  about  educational  aims  which  includes  general  education.  

&RPPLWWHHPHPEHUVZLOODOVRZRUNRQGHYHORSLQJDEURDGHU understanding  about  general  education,  its  role  in  the  curriculum     DQGLWVUHODWLRQVKLSWRWKHPDMRUDFFRUGLQJWR'HHQ 'HHQZKRFKDLUVWKHFRPPLWWHHVDLGWKHJURXSZLOOEHFRP SULVHGRIIDFXOW\RQH681<VHQDWRURQHPHPEHUIURPHDFKRI the  general  education  board  and  the  curriculum  committee,    two   VWXGHQWVVHOHFWHGE\WKHSURYRVWDQGSUHVLGLQJRIÂżFHUWKHSURYRVW two  members  of  Student  Affairs  and  possibly  two  alumnus  select-­ HGE\WKHSURYRVWLQFRQVXOWDWLRQZLWKWKHSUHVLGLQJRIÂżFHU Âł$GMXQFWWRWKHFRPPLWWHHZLOOEHDÂľ)XWXUHV&RPPLWWHHÂśRI pre-­tenure  faculty  to  meet  separately,  to  share  ideas  and  formulate   collective  views  and  perspectives,  and  communicate  these  discus-­ VLRQVWRLQIRUPWKHZRUNRIWKHDGKRFFRPPLWWHH´VDLG'HHQ $FFRUGLQJ WR &KULVWLDQ WKH FRPPLWWHH ZLOO EH GHYHORSLQJ surveys   to   gather   information   from   students,   faculty   and   staff   about  their  opinions  of  general  education.  Focus  groups  are  also   a  possibility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our  emphasis  this  year  is  really  trying  to  set  the  stage  for   review  of  general  education  next  year  by  establishing  shared  un-­ derstanding,  careful  evaluation  of  different  models  of  general  edu-­ FDWLRQDWRWKHULQVWLWXWLRQVDVNLQJTXHVWLRQVDERXWZKDWWKHULJKW kind   of   relationships   between   general   education   and   the   major   DUH´VDLG&KULVWLDQ -LOO0RVNRZLW]DWUDQVIHUVWXGHQWDQGÂżIWK\HDUDQWKURSRORJ\ major,  said  that  although  she  understands  the  existence  of    general  

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NEWS

News Briefs

The  New  Paltz  Oracle

Senate  Discusses  SORC  Committee

National  David  Broder,  the  Pulitzer-­Prize  win-­ ning  Washington  Post  political  colum-­ nist  whose  even-­handed  treatment  of   Democrats  and  Republicans  set  him   apart  from  the  ideological  warriors  on   the  nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  op-­ed  pages,  died  Wednes-­ day.  He  was  81. 3RVWRIÂżFLDOVVDLG%URGHUGLHGRIFRP-­ plications  from  diabetes. ***** PR  president  and  CEO  Vivian  Schiller   resigned  Wednesday  under  pressure   from  the  news  organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  board,  a   day  after  an  undercover  video  showed   one  of  her  executives  on  a  hidden   camera  calling  the  tea  party  racist  and   saying  NPR  would  be  better  off  with-­ out  federal  funding. *****  Seven  children,  including  a  7-­month-­ ROGJLUOSHULVKHGLQDIDVWPRYLQJÂżUH in  a  Pennsylvania  farmhouse  while   their  mother  milked  cows  and  their   father  dozed  in  a  milk  truck  down  the   road,  police  said  Wednesday. 1RFDXVHRURULJLQRIWKHÂżUHKDG been  determined  by  early  Wednesday   morning,  but  the  childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  grandfa-­ ther,  Noah  Sauder,  told  the  Associated   Press  the  blaze  may  have  started  in   the  kitchen,  where  the  family  used  a   propane  heater.  Fire  marshals  were   investigating. International  Briefs  on  Page  5

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The  SORC  Committee  was  created  to  address  the  installation  of  a  printer  in  the  Student  Union.   By  John  Brandi   Copy  Editor  |  Jbrandi02@newpaltz.edu

The  51st  student  senate  discussed  the  SUNY   Student  Assembly  legislative  agenda,  the  Academ-­ ic  Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  approval  of  changing  major  names  and   UHTXLUHPHQWVWKHFUHDWLRQRIWKH6WXGHQW2UJDQL-­ zation   Resource   Center   (SORC)   Committee   and   approval   of   its   agenda   at   their   fourth   meeting   of   the  semester  on  Tuesday,  March  8.   The  SORC  Committee  was  created  to  address   putting  a  printer  in  the  Student  Union.  Sen.  Megan   Grieco  said  in  order  to  make  a  proposal  there  needs   to  be  a  committee.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   room   in   this   building   designated   to   stu-­ dent  organizations,  it  [would  have]  resources  such   as  a  computer  and  a  printer,  anything  that  would   FRQWULEXWH WRZDUGV RUJDQL]DWLRQV IXOÂżOOLQJ WKHLU mission   statements,â&#x20AC;?   said   Grieco.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   would   be   open  to  student  organizations,  it  can  be  someplace   where   E-­boards   can   have   their   meetings   if   they   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  space  allocated  to  them.â&#x20AC;?  

Sen.  Jonathan   Espinosa   said   Council   Chair   Shayna  Bentley  want  to  open  up  space  on  the  third   Ă&#x20AC;RRUDURRPZKLFKZLOOEHYDFDQWE\QH[WVHPHV-­ ter.  This  plan  is  still  in  the  works.   Students  in  an  organization  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  able  to   use  the  printer  to  print  their  personal  assignments.   $ TXRWD V\VWHP LV EHLQJ FRQVLGHUHG WR OLPLW WKH number   of   pages   allocated   to   each   organization.   According   to   Grieco,   funding   for   the   printing   HTXLSPHQW ZLOO EH JUDQWHG IURP WKH %XGJHW DQG Finance  Committee  through  the  Student  Associa-­ tion  (SA).   The   SUNY   Student   Assemblyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   legislative   agenda   was   also   revisited   by   the   senate   at   the   meeting.   The   body   discussed   re-­wording   certain   provisions,  re-­organizing  priorities  and  making  the   language  more  concise  on  a  rational  tuition  policy.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  big  fear  is  that  if  we  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  get  our  prior-­ ity  demand,  if  we  have  this  rational  tuition  policy   ZHÂśOOEHVDIH´VDLG6HQ$OEHUWR$TXLQR During  individual  senate  reports,  Sen.  Ayan-­

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na  Thomas  discussed  the  Academic  Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  vot-­ ing   and   approval   of   changing   the   names   of   two   majors.   The   Foreign   Language   Department   will   change  its  name  to  the  Department  of  Languages,   Literature  and  Culture.  The  Latin  American  Stud-­ ies   will   consolidate   with   Caribbean   Studies   and   become  the  Latin  American  and  Caribbean  Studies   department.   The   digital   media   management   major   will   also  make  changes  to  its  curriculum  by  making  in-­ ternships  mandatory  to  graduate.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The]  main  reason  to  separate  [digital  media]   is  to  meet  the  21st  century  needs,â&#x20AC;?  said  Thomas.   The  teach-­in  was  also  discussed  among  mem-­ bers  and  how  it  was  generally  successful.   Âł,ÂśYHEHHQKHUHÂżYH\HDUVDQG,ÂśYHQHYHUVHHQ WKH>0XOWLSXUSRVH5RRP@ÂżOOHGWRFDSDFLW\´VDLG Senate  Chair  Terrell  Coakley.   The  next  general  meeting  of  the  student  sen-­ ate  will  take  place  on  Tuesday,  March  15  in  Stu-­ dent  Union  418.  

Council  Focuses  on  Walk  out  and  Teach-­In By  Katherine  Speller Copy  Editor  |  Katherine.speller79@newpaltz.edu

At  the   Council   of   Organizations   meeting   RQ0RQGD\0DUFKWKHFRXQFLOGLVFXVVHGÂżQDO preparations   for   the   walk   out   and   teach-­in   pro-­ gram  planned  for  Tuesday,  March  8.   Student   Association   (SA)   Council   Chair   Shayna  Bentley  said  that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The  walk  out]  is  in  no   way  meant  to  be  disrespectful  to  our  professorsâ&#x20AC;?   and   urged   students   to   talk   faculty   prior   to   the   event  in  order  to  clear  up  any  misunderstandings. The   majority   of   the   meeting   was   spent   discussing   the   plans   for   the   walk   out   teach-­in   and   offering   the   representatives   from   different  

groups  the  opportunity  to  voice  their  concerns  on   the  budget.   Groups   focused   on   the   importance   of   re-­ maining  educated  on  the  budget  and  the  impor-­ tance  of  how  money  is  allocated.  Students  noted   that  they  had  heard  others  conversing  about  the   Atrium  and  the  money  spent  on  it  without  real-­ izing  it  was  grant  money  that  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  spent   elsewhere.  Council  members  said  they  feel  these   are   the   type   of   misunderstandings   they   need   to   clear  up. Representatives   from   sustainability   and   recycling   groups   announced   that   on   Thursday,   March  10    there  would  be  a  Free  Market  going   on  in  Student  Union  (SU)  100  from  11  a.m.  to  3  

Thursday,  March  10,  2011

p.m.  The  Free  Market  is  meant  to  be  a  commu-­ nity  gathering  where  participants  can  bring  and   offer  clothes,  books,  media  or  anything  they  wish   to   give   away   as   well   as   take   away   what   others   bring. Clubs  that  are  in  need  of  a  line  item  budget   DUHXUJHGWRJRWR68WRÂżOORXWWKHUHTXLUHG forms.  The  groups  were  encouraged  to  apply  for   a  line  for  annual  programs  if  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  like  access  to   money  in  the  upcoming  year.  Clubs  need  to  apply   even  if  they  are  already  line  items.  Whoever  pro-­ vides  contact  information  on  the  forms  is  encour-­ aged  to  ensure  they  can  be  reached  at  any  time.     The   next   council   meeting   will   be   held   on   Monday,  March  28.


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Students  Receive  Warning  of  Scam By  Katherine  Speller Copy  Editor  |  Katherine.speller79@newpaltz.edu

In  an   effort   to   avoid   future   scams   via   e-­mail,   administrators   are  educating  students  on  the  most   common   scamming   models   that   may  affect  them.    Students    have   been   experiencing   issues   with   the   e-­mail   service   in   which   their   personal  information  is  asked  for   and  often  taken  via  e-­mail.   Paul   Chauvet,   UNIX   &   Linux   Systems   Administrator   from   Computer   Services   said     students   can   avoid   phishing   scams   whether   they   be   from   the   college   or   any   other   business   or   institution  by  doing  the  following: Â&#x2021;  not  relying  only  on  the  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fromâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   address   as   an   indicator   of   where   the   message   came   from.    This   is   easily  forged. Â&#x2021;  not  responding  to  any  e-­mails   with  personal  information  (social   VHFXULW\ QXPEHUV ÂżQDQFLDO information,   passwords,   etc.).   This   includes   clicking   links   in   e-­mails  which  bring  you  to  pages   which  ask  for  such  information. Â&#x2021;   calling   the   institution   if   there   is   any   doubt   about   an   e-­mail.   For   example,   Chauvet   said   if   students   are   dealing   with   a   bank,   contacting   them   through   the   phone   number   on   your   bank   statement   and   not   any   number   provided  in  the  e-­mail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  most  common  tactic  of   these   phishing   scams   is   to   scare   people,â&#x20AC;?  said  Chauvet.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;They  say   that  if  you  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  do  what  they  say,   which   usually   entails   responding   with  your  username  and  password   or   going   to   a   link   and   providing   that,   then   something   bad   will   happen.â&#x20AC;?

News Briefs World More  than  $1.5  billion  worth  of   cocoa  beans  stalled  on  the  piers  of  the   worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  largest  cocoa  producer  will  be   seized  by  the  government  if  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   not  exported  by  the  end  of  the  month,   the  president  of  Ivory  Coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  cocoa   board  said  Wednesday. The  ultimatum  presents  an  impossible   choice  to  some  of  the  worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  largest   chocolate  producers:  either  risk  break-­ ing  European  Union  sanctions  against   doing  business  with  sitting  president   Laurent  Gbagbo,  or  risk  having  your   cocoa  beans  seized. *****

PHOTO  BY  LAURA  LUENGAS

Students  are  advised  to  e-­mail  phishing@newpaltz.edu  to  have  potential  e-­mail  scams  reviewed.     According   to   the   Computer   Services   website,   the   only   time   a   student   or   faculty   member   will   be  asked  for  information  is  when   they   appear   not   to   be   employed   by   the   college   anymore.   In   this   scenario,   a   notice   will   be   sent   out   letting   the   recipient   know   that  their  accounts  will  be  closed.  

If  it   wrongly   occurs,   the   student   will   have   to   name   a   class   they   are   enrolled   in   and   faculty   will   have   to   name   their   supervisor.   No   personal   account   information   should  be  exchanged.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Usually   the   threat   is   that   if   you   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   [provide   the   information]  your  account  will  be  

closed,â&#x20AC;?  Chauvet   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some   of   these  messages  try  to  appear  very   RIÂżFLDO´ If   students   encounter   a   fraudulent   e-­mail   attempting   to   gain   their   information,   they   are   encouraged   to   e-­mail   phishing@ newpaltz.edu  to  have  the  potential   scam  looked  at.

Dungan  Not  Running  for  Mayor By  Maxim  Alter Managing  Editor  |  Malter42@newpaltz.edu

One  thing   is   certain:   New   Paltz   will  have  a  new  mayor  come  May. New   Paltz   Village   Mayor   Terry   Dungan  announced  on  Wednesday  that   he  will  not  be  running  for  a  seat  in  the   upcoming  village  elections  and  will  in-­ stead  concentrate  on  recovering  from  a   stroke  he  had  on  Christmas  Day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  going  to  be  able  to  run  for  

mayor,â&#x20AC;?  Dungan   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   recovery   is  going  great  and  that  is  what  I  really   have  to  focus  on  right  now.â&#x20AC;? Dungan   arrived   at   the   local   retire-­ ment   and   rehabilitation   center   Wood-­ land  Pond  on  Friday,  Jan.  28  to  receive   treatment  following  a  course  for  acute   rehabilitation  at  Helen  Hayes  Hospital   in  West  Haverstraw.   Town   Supervisor   Toni   Hokanson   said   she   is   optimistic   about   village  

elections  and  the  future  of  village  gov-­ ernment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   fresh   slate   will   be   positive   for   the   community,â&#x20AC;?   she   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My   heart   goes  out  to  him  and  his  family  for  the   health   issues   that   he   suffered   recently   and  I  really  wish  him  all  the  best  and  a   full  recovery.â&#x20AC;? Petitions   to   run   for   a   position   on   village   government   are   due   Tuesday,   March  29.

Thursday,  March  10,  2011

Clashes  that  broke  out  when  a  Muslim   mob  attacked  thousands  of  Christians   protesting  the  burning  of  a  Cairo   church  killed  at  least  13  people  and   ZRXQGHGDERXWRIÂżFLDOVVDLG Wednesday.  The  Muslims  torched  the   church  amid  an  escalation  of  tensions   over  a  love  affair  between  a  Muslim   and  a  Christian  that  set  off  a  violent   feud  between  the  coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  families. ***** The  cigarette  packs  piled  into  promi-­ nent  displays  behind  store  counters   and  supermarket  checkouts  in  England   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  missed.  They  occupy  prime   retail  real  estate,  helping  to  keep  ad-­ dicts  hooked  and  quitters  tempted. But  the  government  announced  a  ban   on  them  Wednesday,  a  move  that  will   keep  cigarettes  hidden  away  and  make   LWMXVWDWDGPRUHGLIÂżFXOWIRUVPRNHUV WRÂżQGWKHLUÂż[

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Interactive Map  Scrutinized  for  Errors   By  Maxim  Alter Managing  Editor  |  Malter42@newpaltz.edu

Errors in   a   recently   completed   on-­ line   interactive   map   of   historic   proper-­ ties   throughout   New   Paltz   have   caused   outrage   among   some   community   members.     After   its   public   launch   on  Wednes-­ day,   Feb.   16,   the   interactive   map   de-­ veloped   by   representatives   of   the   Cen-­ ter   for   Research,   Regional   Education   and  Outreach  (CRREO)  at  SUNY  New   Paltz  with  the  New  Paltz  Town  and  Vil-­ lage  Historic  Preservation  Commissions   have   come   under   scrutiny   for   its   inclu-­ sion  of  private  residential  properties  and   inaccurate  data.   According   to   Joshua   Simons,   re-­ search   associate   at   CRREO   and   man-­ ager  of  the  project,  the  map  was  funded   by  a  $19,673  grant  from  the  New  York   6WDWH +LVWRULF 3UHVHUYDWLRQ 2I¿FH DQG was   created   to   display   property   infor-­ mation   in   a   readily-­accessible   Google   Maps  format.   Carol  Johnson,  who  serves  as  coor-­ dinator   of   the   Haviland-­Heidgerd   His-­ torical   Collection   at   Elting   Memorial   Library   and   assisted   in   providing   data   for   the   project   in   its   early   stages,   said   there  are  currently  hundreds  of  errors  on   the  map.   “It’s  horrible  and  I’m  disgusted  with   it,”  said  Johnson.  “I  thought  it  would  en-­ hance  our  knowledge  of  the  buildings  in   New   Paltz.   But   instead,   it’s   a   complete   waste  of  taxpayer  money.” The   map   features   inconsistencies   on  building  construction  dates,  property   ownership  and  historical  data,  according   to  Johnson.   One   such   factual   error   occurs   on   a   stone  building  located  on  420  N.  Ohio-­ ville  Road.  The  map  states  George  Du-­ Bois   acquired   the   property   sometime   between   1860   and   1865   from   Peter  A.   Deyo  and  an  Italian  cheese  factory  was   operated   within   its   borders   for   several   years  after.  However,  according  to  1910   U.S.   Federal   Census   data,   the   property   was   still   owned   by   Deyo   and   not   pur-­ chased  by  DuBois.  It  was  also  not  host   to  the  factory. “These   poor   people   living   in   that   house  will  say,  ‘There  was  a  cheese  fac-­ tory  here?’  But  there  wasn’t,”  said  John-­ son.   “It   was   actually   further   down   on  

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North Ohioville  Road.” Simons   said   the   map   was   created   from   a   compilation   of   data   retrieved   from  a  reconnaissance-­level  survey  done   in  2004  by  Neil  Larson  and  Associates.   Data   was   also   collected   from   further   studies  of  potential  historic  districts. From  the  earliest  stages  of  the  proj-­ ect,  Simons  said  many  efforts  were  tak-­ en  to  correct  inaccuracies  in  the  data.  In   order  to  inform  visitors  of  any  potential   errors,  a  disclaimer  message  is  provided   prior  to  viewing  the  map.  The  mapping   application  also  has  a  feedback  system,   where   anyone   can   submit   corrections   and  additional  information.  “I’m  aware  of  the  fact  that  it’s  not   perfect,”  Simons  said.  “[Feedback]  gets   directly   e-­mailed   to   the   Town   of   New   Paltz   Historic   Preservation   Commis-­ sion   and   the  Village   of   New   Paltz   His-­ toric   Preservation   Commission   –   both   of  which  have  the  ability  to  log  onto  the   site  to  make  any  changes.”   Former  SUNY  New  Paltz  professor   Susan   Stessin,   who   helped   create   sur-­ veys   as   a   past   member   of   the   Historic  

Preservation Commission,   said   she   be-­ lieves   errors   occurred   because   of   the   large  volume  of  work  required  to  com-­ pile  information  on  each  location.   After   hearing   that   a   grant   was   ob-­ tained  to  create  an  online  map  using  the   survey  data,  she  said  she  recommended   DOOHUURUVEH¿[HG¿UVW “You   don’t   put   this   kind   of   infor-­ mation   online   if   it’s   not   accurate,”   she   said.   “Carol   told   everyone   there   were   mistakes   all   over   the   place.   I   felt   hor-­ rible  because  I  was  part  of  it,  but  I  didn’t   know.” Johnson   said   she   asked   that   resi-­ dential  properties  with  no  historic  value   be   excluded   from   the   project   in   order   to   keep   information   private   for   those   not  wanting  to  share  details  about  their   homes.  Currently  the  map  provides  data   on  all  properties  built  after  1600  and  be-­ fore  1929.  Any  homes  built  after  do  not   include  detailed  information. While   the   grant   was   ascertained   strictly   for   the   purposes   of   funding   the   map,  Johnson  said  she  wished  the  mon-­ ey  could  have  been  spent  elsewhere.

Thursday, March  10,  2011

“We’re in   a   recession,”   she   said.   “Look   at   what’s   happening   to   the   col-­ lege  with  all  of  the  cuts,  but  something   like  this  doesn’t  get  cut?  I’d  rather  have   WKHPJRDQG¿[XSRQHRIWKHZDOOVFRP ing   down   on   one   of   the   houses   on   Hu-­ guenot  Street.”   Simons  said  the  map  was  partly  cre-­ ated  as  a  teaching  tool  for  elementary  or   high  school  students  and  to  promote  the   KLVWRULFDOVLJQL¿FDQFHRI1HZ3DOW]+H said  it  could  also  potentially  be  used  to   study  the  development  of  architecture  in   the  Hudson  Valley. “[The   map]   is   by   no   means   com-­ plete,”   he   said.   “It’s   only   as   accurate   as   the   data   that   we   were   given   and   the   amount   that   we   were   able   to   correct   in   the  time  that  we  did.”   Simons  will  be  presenting  the  map-­ ping  application  in  April  at  a  workshop   for   the   New   York   State  Association   of   Public  Historians  in  Elmira,  N.Y. The   interactive   map   is   available   at   WKH RI¿FLDO ZHEVLWH RI WKH 1HZ 3DOW] Historic   Preservation   Commissions   at hpc.townofnewpaltz.com.


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Bahrain  Protests  for  Government  Transformation By  John  Brandi Copy  Editor  |  Jbrandi02@newpaltz.edu

A  call   for   political   change   in   the   Middle   East   is   a   deafening   one   in   2011.   There   was   Tunisia   and   the   ousting   of   President   Ben   Aliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   government,   a   repressive  rule  that  lasted  29  years.  Then   protests   started   in   Egypt,   its   neighbor,   with  the  expulsion  of  the  Mubarak  regime.   $V 7DKULU 6TXDUH ZDV Ă&#x20AC;RRGHG ZLWK WKH Egyptian  masses,  the  president  lasted  18   days.   Now   a   small   nation   consisting   of   33   islands,   Bahrain,   is   next   on   the   list;Íž   however,  the  nation  has  a  different  set  of   demands.   Unlike  Egypt,  the  general  population   of   Bahrain   wants   to   transform   their   government   and   not   completely   abolish   it.  According  to  a  CNN.com  article,  only   three   hard-­line   groups,   Haq,   Wafa   and   the  Bahrain  Freedom  Movement,  wish  to   see  the  monarch  go  and  for  Bahrain  to  be   transformed  into  a  republic.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   issues   in   Bahrain   have   to   do   with   the   demands   of   the   population   for   representation   in   their   government,â&#x20AC;?   said   political   science   Professor   Lewis   Brownstein.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Demanding   not   that   the   monarchy   go   away,   but   that   it   be   turned   into  a  constitutional  monarchy.â&#x20AC;?   The   citizens   of   Bahrain   want   their   voices   to   be   heard.   Those   that   rule   Bahrain,  the  Al  Khalifa  family,  are  Sunni   and  have  been  in  power  almost  240  years.   The  current  Emir  and  King  of  Bahrain  is   Hamid  Ibn  Isa  Al  Khalifa  who  has  packed   his  cabinet  of  ministers  with  royal  family   members.  The  majority  of  the  population   is  Shia.   Âł:KDW WKH\ ZDQW LV D ÂżJXUHKHDG king,  and  the  governmental  system  to  be   a  democratic  system,â&#x20AC;?  said  Brownstein.   According   to   The   Human   Development   Index   (HDI),   a   composite   of  life  expectancy,  educational  attainment   and  income,  Bahrain  rates  high  in  terms  of   money   and   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;reasonably   well-­educated   population.â&#x20AC;?   Aversely,   Egypt   rates   low   for   literacy   levels,   health   conditions   and   housing.   Bahrain   also   has   a   population   of   young  men  who  go  to  school  and  graduate,   but   are   in   a   country   that   has   a   limited   amount  of  employment  opportunities.   According  to  S.  Ilgu  Ozler,  assistant   political   science   professor,   37   percent   of   the   population   is   made   of   foreign   nationals  who  came  there  to  work  as  it  is   a  rich-­oil  kingdom.  This  means  that  many  

of  the  local  youth  are  left  out  of  the  best   jobs,  and  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  why  there  is    a  15  percent   unemployment   in   a   country   so   rich   with   oil  resources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s]   a   great   deal   of   dissatisfaction,   particularly   between   young   men,â&#x20AC;?   said   Brownstein.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   you   ZDQW D UHYROXWLRQ WKHUHÂśV D VXUHÂżUH recipe   for   one:  You   educate   young   men,   graduate   them   from   their   schools   and   then  send  them  out  into  a  society  that  has   no   employment   for   them,   and   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   get   upheaval  at  some  point.â&#x20AC;?   Some  SUNY  New  Paltz  students  said   they  were  concerned  that  there  often  is  no   plan  post-­revolution.   Marian   Buzon,   third-­year   geology   major,   said   she   understands   the   goals   of   protesters   to   gain   independence   from   suppressive  governments.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m]  concerned  with  what  they  are   going  to  do  once  they  can  accomplish  it,â&#x20AC;?   she  said.   Meanwhile,   in   Libya   the   United   6WDWHVLVFRQVLGHULQJKDYLQJDQRĂ&#x20AC;\]RQH through   the   United   Nations.   This   has   caused   some   to   question   how   involved   the  United  States  should  be  in  this  social   unrest  across  the  Middle  East.   Brownstein   said   in   reference   to   Bahrain   that   â&#x20AC;&#x153;beyond   encouraging   democratic   forcesâ&#x20AC;?   we   should   not   get   directly  involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  have  an  important  military  base   in  Bahrain.  It  is  very  much  in  our  interest   to  maintain  our  presence  there,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.   Âł2XU ÂżIWK Ă&#x20AC;HHW LV EDVHG WKHUH ZH DUH engaged   in   an   emerging   confrontation   with  Iran.  It  would  be  most  unfortunate  to   be  expelled  from  the  region.â&#x20AC;?   Andrew   Sokolof,   third-­year   political   science   major,   agreed   with   non-­U.S.   involvement   there.   He   said   that   the   United  States  caused  this  â&#x20AC;&#x153;in  a  way  with   geo-­political  interests.â&#x20AC;?   The   Bahrain   protests   follow   a   controversial   election   in   2010.   They   started   on   Feb.   4   when   several   hundred   Bahrainis  gathered  in  front  of  the  Egyptian   embassy   in   the   capital   of   Manama.   According  to  The  Wall  Street  Journal,  this   ZDVÂłRQHRIWKHÂżUVWVXFKJDWKHULQJVWREH held  in  the  oil-­rich  Persian  Gulf  states.â&#x20AC;?   Protests  in  the  country  continue.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;What   is   spreading   around   in   the   region   is   that   a   recognition   that   people   can  be  involved  in  their  political  system,   and   that   increasingly   there   seems   to   be   a  view  that  they  have  every  right  to  be,â&#x20AC;?   said  Brownstein.    

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PLUS... EARTHGOODS Grocery store comes undernew ownership

TEACHERS OF THE YEAR Professors Scott-Childress and Perisse honored

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Earthgoods Grows Toward Change NEW PALTZ VILLAGE GROCERY STORE ALTERS LOOK AND PHILOSOPHY By Maeve  Halliday Asst.  Fact  Checker  |  Mhalliday74@newpaltz.edu

Earthgoods have  been  rejuvenated  under  the  new  ownership  of  Lau.                          PHOTO  BY  KAIT  GORMAN

Not too   many   people   would   de-­ scribe   their   grocery   store   in   terms   of   its   energy   levels,   but   perhaps   that’s   because   they’ve   never   been   to   Earth-­ goods. Earthgoods   has   been   in   business   in   New   Paltz   for   over   30   years,   but   both   its   mission   and   its   appearance   have  been  rejuvenated  under  the  new   ownership  of  Clement  Lau.     Lau   took   over   the   store   eight   months  ago  at  the  end  of  June.  Since   then,   he   has   implemented   various   changes  to  the  store.  “For  me,  I’m  doing  this  more  than   just   running   a   typical   store;;   I   have   a   bigger  vision,”  he  said.  “We’re  selling   local  organic  natural  sustainable  prod-­ ucts,  and  at  the  same  time,  integrating   community,   philanthropy,   spirituality   and  education.” One   of   the   changes   that   Earth-­ goods   has   undergone   with   new   own-­ ership   is   the   appearance   of   the   store   itself.   The   store   has   been   completely   reorganized,   one   of   the   most   notable   changes   being   the   sitting   area   at   the   front   of   the   store   looking   out   onto   Main  Street.   Lau  said  that  this  space  is  very  im-­ portant  to  his  overall  vision  as  it  fos-­ ters  conversation  and  a  stronger  sense   of  community.     “That’s   why   I   have   this   sitting   area,   because   it’s   important.   I   con-­ sider  it  a  place  like  a  community  store   where   I   draw   people   in   and   there’s   an  exchange  of  energy,  resources  and   knowledge,”   Lau   said.   “It”s   really   promoting   health   of   the   mind,   body   and  spirit.” According   to   Marigo   Farr,   an   Earthgoods   employee,   Lau   has   made   a   pronounced   effort   to   give   back   to   the   community.   Farr   said   Earthgoods  

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is involved   in   philanthropic   efforts   “pretty  much  all  the  time.” “Clement   is   really   into   philan-­ thropy   and   we’ve   had   a   lot   of   differ-­ ent  fund  raisers  and  food  drives,”  Farr   said.   “We’ve   donated   food   to   family   of  New  Paltz  and  we  were  involved  in   the  Turkey  Trot,  and  this  month  we’re   donating  2  percent  of  sales  to  Mohonk   Preserve.”   The   Earthgoods   staff   also   wants   to  reach  out  to  SUNY  New  Paltz  stu-­ dents. Lau   said   SUNY   students,   as   well   as   faculty   and   staff,   all   get   a   10   per-­ cent  discount.   “I’m   very   open   to   talking   to   them,”   he   said.   “I’m   very   supportive   of   community   and   student   events,   if   there  are  any  student  associations  that   need   sponsoring   and   want   business   contribution.”   Recognizing   that   people   are   con-­ cerned   about   the   expense   of   organic   food,   Lau   said   pricing   is   something   that  he  has  been  very  aware  of  and  he   tries   to   make   the   products   at   Earth-­ goods  affordable.   Prices   of   milk,   soy   milk,   frozen   food  and  produce  have  been  lowered.   On   Tuesdays,   the   store   also   offers   a   20   percent   produce   sale.   Addition-­ ally,  Lau  said  the  store  offers  “loyalty   cards”   to   customers;;   every   time   they   spend   $20   they   get   a   stamp,   and   will   receive   a   discount   once   they   have   10   stamps  on  the  card.   Lau   said   owning   this   business   gives   him   a   platform   to   be   creative   and  put  different  things  together. “Food,   education,   community,   spirituality,   philanthropy   -­   those   are   all   different   aspects   of   me,”   he   said.   “When  you’re  working  for  somebody   in  a  corporate  job,  there’s  a  very  lim-­ ited  capacity  to  show  that.  Being  here,   I  have  the  ability  to  display  and  show-­ case  different  aspects  of  me.”  


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BONILLA AND REID HONORED BY SIGMA BETA DELTA By  Katie  Kocijanski Staff  Writer  |  Kkocijanski14@newpaltz.edu

The  School   of   Business   will   induct   two   honorary  members  at  their  Sigma  Beta  Delta   ceremony  on  Friday,  May  6. Sigma   Beta   Delta,   an   international   hon-­ or   society   in   business,   administration   and   ÂżQDQFH ZLOO EH LQGXFWLQJ $QWRQLR %RQLOOD director  of  the  Educational  Opportunity  Pro-­ gram  (EOP),  and  Marda  Reid,  assistant  to  the   vice  president  of  Human  Resources. The   two   new   honorary   members   are   be-­ ing   inducted   â&#x20AC;&#x153;for   their   untiring   and   invalu-­ able   contributions   to   the   School   of   Busi-­ ness   and   the   col-­ lege   community,â&#x20AC;?   according   to   an   an-­ nouncement   on   the   RIÂżFLDO 681< 1HZ Paltz  website. Reid   said   she   is   excited   about   the   induction   and   that   it   is  one  of  the  biggest   highlights   of   her   career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My   family   and   friends   will   travel   some   distance   to   be   at   the   ceremony,â&#x20AC;?   she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  have  had   a   long   standing   re-­ lationship   with   the   School   of   Business.   I  am  very  honored  to   be  part  of  the  excel-­ lence   that   is   consis-­ tently   demonstrated   in   the   School   of   Business.â&#x20AC;? Both   induct-­ ees   have   educational   backgrounds   based   LQ 1HZ 3DOW] %RQLOOD DWWDLQHG D %DFK HORUV RI$UWV GHJUHH LQ 6SDQLVK DQG D 0DV terâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Degree   in   Humanistic   Multicultural   Education.   Reid   began   her   college   career   at   Marist   College,   but   came   back   later   as   D QRQWUDGLWLRQDO VWXGHQW DW 681< 1HZ Paltz.   She   received   a   Bachelor   of   Science   DQG0DVWHUVRI$UWVWKURXJKWKH3V\FKRORJ\ Department.   Each  inductee  credits  their  success  to  dif-­

ferent  things.  Bonilla  said  his  passion  is  what   has  led  to  his  success.   Âł7KH ÂżHOG RI VWXGHQW DGYLVLQJ DQG VWX dent   development   is   rewarding,â&#x20AC;?   Bonilla   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having   the   opportunity   to   help   stu-­ GHQWV ÂżQG WKHLU ZD\ DQG SUHSDULQJ WKHP IRU the  real  world  is  challenging  and  rewarding.â&#x20AC;? Reid   said   she   credits   her   success   to  ambition.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  is  my  desire  to  get  things  done,â&#x20AC;?  Reid   VDLG Âł$V RQH PRYHV XS WKH FDUHHU ODGGHU RQHÂśVLQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFHJURZVDQGLWEHFRPHVHDVLHU to  make  a  big  impact  for  the  better.    I  am  al-­ ways  looking  for  an  opportunity  to  improve   myself   and   our   work   HQYLURQPHQW DW 1HZ Paltz.â&#x20AC;? Reid   said   she   has   had   a   very   success-­ ful   working   relation-­ ship   with   the   School   of   Business   over   the   years. She   said   she   be-­ lieves   her   ability   to   work  with  all  constit-­ uencies   on   the   cam-­ pus  and  her  balanced   approach   to   problem   solving  promotes  this   type  of  relationship. $FFRUGLQJ WR Reid,   going   to   col-­ lege  was  a  life  chang-­ ing   experience   for   her.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   helped   me   build   a   lot   of   con-­ ÂżGHQFH DQG EURDG ened   my   view   of   my   future,â&#x20AC;?   she   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   have   had   several   very  impressive  men-­ tors  and  colleagues  who  have  supported  and   guided  me  to  meet  my  personal  goals.â&#x20AC;? 7KURXJKRXWKHUH[SHULHQFHDW1HZ3DOW] Reid   has   worked   with   people   who   she   calls   â&#x20AC;&#x153;inspiring,  committed  and  motivated.â&#x20AC;? Bonilla   said   becoming   director   of   the   EOP  was  a  dream  come  true.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  hard  work  and  passion  paid  off  and   it   was   acknowledged   by   honoring   me   with   the   opportunity   to   lead   this   department,â&#x20AC;? he  said.

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honored to be part of the excellence that is consistently demonstrated in the School of Businessâ&#x20AC;?

-MARDA REID

Thursday,  March  10,  2011

By  Maeve  Halliday $VVW)DFW&KHFNHU Mhalliday74@newpaltz.edu $IWHU,IRXQGDMXPERVL]HGFRQWDLQHURI:DVDELSHDVDW%-ÂśV they  have  quickly  burned  their  way  into  my  heart,  becom-­ ing  one  of  my  favorite  snack  foods.  Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  easy  to  eat  on   the  go,  and  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  one  of  the  few  snacks  I  like  that  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   completely  terrible  for  me.  This  recipe  is  very  simple  and   requires  few  ingredients,  though  dehydrating  and  roasting  the   peas  does  take  up  a  pretty  chunk  of  time.  

Ingredients: Â&#x2021; 1  pound  bag  of  frozen  peas Â&#x2021; 2  tablespoons  of  rice  vinegar  (or  white  wine   vinegar,  but  preferably  ) Â&#x2021; WHDVSRRQV GHSHQGLQJRQWDVWH RISRZ dered  wasabi Â&#x2021; 1  teaspoon  of  mustard  powder

Directions: 1.  Preheat  the  oven  to  225Âş. 2.   Defrost  the  peas  by  running  them  under  hot  water.  Drain   well.  Put  them  in  the  warm  oven  to  dehydrate  for  the  next   IRXUWRÂżYHKRXUVWXUQLQJWKHSHDVZLWKDVSDWXODHYHU\ minutes  or  so  for  even  baking. 3.   When  the  peas  are  almost  dehydrated  (they  should  still  be  a   bit  chewy),  remove  them  from  the  oven.  In  a  bowl,  combine   the  wasabi,  mustard  and  vinegar  to  make  a  marinade.  Coat  the  peas  in  the  mixture  and  return  to  the  oven  for  about   another  60-­90  minutes,  until  they  have  almost  completely   dried  out  and  the  taste  of  vinegar  has  completely  burned  off. 5.          Serve  right  away,  or  store  for  up  to  three  days. Tip:  If  the  peas  get  too  moist  again  while  being  stored  before   serving,  you  can  pop  them  back  into  a  225Âş  oven  for  about  20-­30   minutes  to  restore  the  proper  wasabi  pea  texture. Note:  These  wasabi  peas  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  the  pretty,  white  wasabi   coating  like  the  kind  you  get  at  the  store  (but  they  still  taste   good).  .HHSLQPLQGWKDWWKHÂżQLVKHGZDVDELSHDVZRQÂśW have  the  pretty  white  wasabi  coating,  but  the  delicious   Ă&#x20AC;DYRULVVWLOOWKHUH 3+272&2857(6<2)MYFOODGASM.WORDPRESS.COM


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FAMILIAR FACES ...with  Annie  Yu

By  Katie  Miecznikowski Staff  Writer  |  Kmiecznikowski30@newpaltz.edu

Professor  Reynolds  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rennieâ&#x20AC;?  Scott-­Childress,  an  as-­ sociate  professor  of  history,  has  been  awarded  the  title  of   full-­time  Teacher  of  the  Year  by  the  College  of  Liberal  Arts   and  Sciences  (LAS). Each   year,   faculty   from   across   the   LAS   nominate   their   colleagues   for   this   honor.   An   ad   hoc   committee   of   past   award   winners   and   members   of   the   LAS   Senate   then   review   the   nominations.   The   Dean   of     LAS,   James   Schiffer,   then   considers   the   committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   suggestions   and   chooses  two  professors,  one  full-­time  and  one  part-­time,  to   be  named  Teacher  of  the  Year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   felt   honored   and   proud   [to   be   chosen]   and   that   I   really  needed  to  clean  up  my  desk,â&#x20AC;?  said  Scott-­Childress. He  said  he  attributes  his  success  in  the  classroom  to  a   strategy  based  on  student  participation.  Rather  than  lectur-­ LQJKHHQFRXUDJHVVWXGHQWVWRÂżJXUHRXWFUXFLDOHOHPHQWV for  themselves  within  the  framework  he  provides. He  recently  created  a  group  called  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teaching  Circle,â&#x20AC;?   ZKHUHKHDQGÂżYHRWKHUSURIHVVRUVREVHUYHHDFKRWKHULQ the  classroom  and  discuss  the  merits  of  different  teaching   styles. According   to   testimonials   on   ratemyprofessor.com,   his   style   has   received   positive   feedback.   Nearly   half   the   student   comments   hail   him   as   one   of   the   best   professors   at  New  Paltz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honestly  my  favorite  teacher  at  SUNY  New  Paltz,â&#x20AC;?   said  one  student  on  the  website.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  class  is  a  lot  of  read-­ ing  and  participation,  but  really  was  enjoyable.  He  is  one   of  those  few  teachers  who  really  does  care  about  the  well-­ EHLQJDQGIXWXUHRIKLVVWXGHQWV>,@ZLOOGHÂżQLWHO\EHWDNLQJ more  of  his  classes.â&#x20AC;? Professor  Joan  Perisse,  an  adjunct  English  professor,   was  also  honored.  She  was  named  part-­time  Teacher  of  the   Year.  

Hana Suhail HQ Worker, Ultimate Frisbee Team, Second-­ Year Childhood Education Major with a concentration in math

Annie  Yu:  Of  all  schools,  why  New  Paltz? Hana  Suhail:  I  work  at  a  day  camp  and  my  boss  said   that  Binghamton  was  too  far,  Purchase  was  too  close  and   New  Paltz  was  just  right.  It  has  a  good  balance  of  art  and   academics.  I  went  to  a  performing  arts  high  school  and   I  wanted  something  that  was  artsy  but  not  too  artsy.  The   town  is  adorable  and  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  lot  to  do  here.  I  feel  like  at   New  Paltz,  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  something  for  everyone. PHOTO  PROVIDED  BY  SCOTT-­CHILDRESS

Professor  Scott-­Childress  is  the  2011  Teacher  of  the  Year.

Perisse  and   Scott-­Childress   will   each   be   given   a   $1,000  stipend  to  support  professional  development,  like   attending   a   workshop   or   conference.  They   will   also   lead   a  workshop  for  their  colleagues  about  teaching  methods.   To   commemorate   their   achievements,   their   names   will  be  engraved  on  a  plaque,  along  with  all  past  honorees,   in  the  lobby  of  Jacobson  Faculty  Tower. Besides  students  at  SUNY  New  Paltz,  Scott-­Childress   has  taught  inmates  at  the  Shawangunk  Correctional  Facil-­ ity,   a   maximum-­security   prison   in  Wallkill   and   will   con-­ tinue  education  classes  at  Marist  College. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  only  place  I  havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  taught  is  at  the  South  Pole,â&#x20AC;?   he  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  where  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  going  next!â&#x20AC;?

AY:  Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  your  favorite  thing  about  being  an  HQ   Worker? HS:  When  people  tell  me  they  appreciate  the  music.  I  usu-­ ally  play  Regina  Spektor  and  The  Shins.  My  favorite  song   right  now  is  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best  for  Lastâ&#x20AC;?  by  Adele.  I  also  really  like  the   sense  of  community  and  helping  everyone.  I  love  working   with  the  awesome  Student  Activities  Managers  and  Com-­ muter  Mentors. AY:  What  do  you  like  to  do  when  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not  working? HS:  Play  Ultimate  Frisbee.  The  Gunx,  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the  name  of   our  team.  Watch  old  episodes  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;How  I  Met  Your  Mother.â&#x20AC;? AY:  Do  you  have  any  special  talents  or  an  interesting   fact  you  would  like  to  share? HS:  I  can  sing  songs  in  seven  different  languages:  Swahili,   Latin,  German,  French,  Spanish,  Italian  and  English. AY:  Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  your  favorite  place  on  campus  and  why? HS:  (Points  Up.)  The  Scholarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Perch.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  very  relaxing   and  for  some  reason,  I  focus  really  well  when  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  studying   up  there. AY:  If  you  could  go  anywhere  in  the  world,  where  would   you  go  and  why? HS:  I  guess  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  go  to  Italy.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  there  before  but  I  have   family  there  and  I  just  love  it  there.  I  go  to  beaches  and   travel  throughout  Italy. AY:  Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  your  favorite  thing  to  eat  on  campus? HS:'HÂżQLWHO\WKHVXVKL7KHFRPERÂąDOOVDOPRQQRtuna.   I  eat  it  once  or  twice  a  week.

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The New  Paltz  Oracle CLUB FEATURE

Through the ‘Cellar Door’ STUDENT-RUN MAGAZINE IS AN OPEN OUTLET FOR ART AND LITERATURE

By Katie  Kocijanski Staff  Writer  |  Kkocijanski14@newpaltz.edu

SUNY New   Paltz   writers   and   artists   have   a   place   to   share   their   work   with   their   peers   thanks   to  the  editors  of  Cellar  Door,  the  college’s  literary   and  art  magazine. The  magazine’s  Editorial-­board  came  togeth-­ er  in  fall  2009.  Editor-­in-­Chief  Emma  Nichols,  Art   Editor   Jenny   Curtis   and   English   Editor   and   Pub-­ lic  Relations  Contact  James  Warren  said  that  since   then,  editorial  members  have  sorted  through  vari-­ ous  written  and  artistic  submissions  to  be  published   in  the  magazine.   The   three   members   met   during   an   English   FRXUVH DV ¿UVW\HDU VWXGHQWV DQG EHFDPH IULHQGV Nichols   said   the   group   wanted   to   start   a   literary   magazine   after   Exit   18   was   no   longer   being   pub-­ lished.  The  inspiration  behind  the  name  came  from  

|the movie  “Donnie  Darko.” Curtis   said   originally   they   had   a   very   hard   time   coming   up   with   a   name   for   the   publication.   One  day  while  discussing  ideas,  the  phrase  “cellar   door,”  which  was  uttered  by  an  English  teacher  to   the  main  character  in  the  movie,  was  brought  up.   7KHWKUHHORYHGWKHQDPHDQGPDGHLWWKHRI¿FLDO title  of  their  new  magazine. Nichols  said  she  believes  Cellar  Door  brings   another  opportunity  for  the  creativity  of  students  to   get  out  and  be  heard.   “It’s  a  great  outlet,”  she  said.   Curtis   and   Nichols   are   looking   for   anything   and   everything   to   publish.   From   poetry   to   short   stories  to  drawings,  doodles,  cartoons,  photographs   and  paintings.   “We  are  hoping  to  get  more  art  submissions.   We  don’t  get  enough  of  those,”  said  Curtis.   During   the   meetings,   submissions   are   read  

aloud and   discussed   among   the   staff.   If   they   de-­ cide  to  include  them  in  the  issue,  they  are  put  into   a  “yes”  pile  and  the  ones  they  are  unsure  of  go  into   a  “maybe”  pile.   7KH¿QDOOD\RXWSURFHVVWDNHVSODFHWRZDUGV the  end  of  the  semester.  Curtis,  Nichols  and  Warren   PDNHWKHLU¿QDOSLFNVDQGGHVLJQWKHOD\RXWRIWKH issue  in  the  Adobe  InDesign  program.   Nichols   said   the   hardest   part   of   running   the   magazine  is  getting  the  word  out  and  getting  in  an   assortment  of  submissions.   ³:KDW¶V GLI¿FXOW LV JDWKHULQJ D ZLGH YDULHW\ of  submissions  from  a  wide  variety  of  the  student   body   because   we’re   a   newer   publication   and   not   only  might  they  not  know  about  us,  but  they  might   not   consider   us   as   important   as   say,   Stonesthrow   Review,”  she  said.    An  event  at  the  end  of  April  or  the  beginning   of  May  will  take  place  to  distribute  free  copies  of  

the magazine.  It  is  published  once  at  the  end  of  the   semester.  If  students  want  a  copy  of  the  magazine,   they  should  e-­mail  Cellar  Door  for  a  copy  of  the   publication  to  be  sent  to  them. Currently,  a  website  is  being  designed    for  the   magazine  by  Vinny  Carnevale,  a  second-­year  radio   and   television   production   major.   Students   will   be   able  to  submit  their  work  online  and  view  past  is-­ sues.   The  editors  said  they  are  hoping  to  have  the   issues  published  in  color  by  the  end  of  the  semester   thanks  to  a  new  printing  process.  All  of  the  past  is-­ sues  have  been  printed  in  black  and  white  with  the   exception  of  the  cover.   Cellar  Door  meets  every  Tuesday  at  4  p.m.  in  the   Student  Union  402.  Anyone  interested  in  submitting   their  work  can  e-­mail  editors  at  newpaltzlitmag@ gmail.com   or   visit   their   Facebook   page   for   more     information.  

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No Place Like Home

OFF-CAMPUS SUNY NEW PALTZ STUDENTS REFLECT ON THE STRENUOUS HUNT FOR HOUSING By  Katherine  Speller &RS\(GLWRU_Katherine.speller79@newpaltz.edu

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Visual Validation

ART FEATURE

PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENT MARISSA NEWMAN HAS PHOTO FEATURED AT HOTEL By  Zan  Strumfeld A&E  Editor  |  Sstrumfeld34@newpaltz.edu

Marissa  Newman  never  thought  an  assign-­ ment   for   her   Advanced   Black   &   White   Photo   class  would  ever  be  blown  up  and  displayed  in   the  bedrooms  of  strangers.  But  in  fall  2011,  one   of  her  photos  will  be  displayed  at  Hotel  Roger   Williams  in  New  York  City. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  actually  hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  quite  set  in  yet.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  kind   RIEDIĂ&#x20AC;HGE\LWWREHKRQHVW´VDLG1HZPDQD third-­year  photography  major.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  good   at  what  I  do  but  I  never  thought  that  other  people   ZRXOG WKLQN , ZDV WKDW JRRG ,ÂśP Ă&#x20AC;DWWHUHG DQG Ă&#x20AC;DEEHUJDVWHG´ The  class  assignment  was  to  make  a  series   of  photos.  Using  a  Canon  Rebel  K2  on  TriX  400   ÂżOP1HZPDQWRRNSRUWUDLWVRISHRSOHVKHNQHZ resulting   in   seven   complete   digital   prints.   She   WKHQ  GHFLGHG WR ÂłVDQGZLFK´ QHJDWLYHV ZKLFK puts   two   negatives   on   top   of   each   other   when   they  are  printed,  like  two  layers.   The  one  chosen  for  the  hotel  is  a  portrait  of   her  older  sister.  First,  she  photographed  the  scen-­ ery  at  the  historic  Cedar  Mere,  which  is  by  her   house  in  Roslyn,  N.Y.  After  taking  a  photograph   of   her   sister,   she   thought   the   two   would   work   very   well   together,   without   knowing   prior   that   VKHZDVJRLQJWRVDQGZLFKWKHPVSHFLÂżFDOO\ That   same   sister   in   the   photo   works   for   MSM   Property   Design,   an   interior   design   and   DUFKLWHFWXUH ÂżUP 6KH ZDV ZRUNLQJ ZLWK +RWHO 5RJHU:LOOLDPVLQÂżQGLQJDUWZRUNIRUWKHURRPV and  recommended  Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  photography.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   saw   my   work   and   really   liked   it   so   WKH\ GHFLGHG WR XVH LW´ 1HZPDQ VDLG Âł7KH\ looked  at  a  bunch  of  my  work  and  saw  this  one   in   particular   and   thought   it   worked   with   the   room.  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  usually  name  my  work  but  since   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   portrait   of   my   sister,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   just   call   it   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ka-­ WLHϫ 7KLVLVWKHÂżUVWWLPH1HZPDQKDVKDGDSKR-­ to  accepted  anywhere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  never  submitted  for  awards  or  grants   RUDQ\WKLQJOLNHWKDW´VKHVDLG Newman  began  photography  at  Roslyn  High   School  where  she  took  a  basic  dark  room  class  

and  loved  it.  She  then  worked  as  the  photo  edi-­ tor   for   her   high   school   yearbook.  After   attend-­ ing  the  School  of  Visual  Arts  in  New  York  City,   she  transferred  to  New  Paltz  in  fall  2009.  She  is   applying   to   the   BFA   program   in  April.   This   is   the  third  time  Newman  will  be  applying  for  the   BFA,  after  being  rejected  twice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  makes  me  feel  shitty,  like  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  good   enough.  I  guess  this  kind  of  validates  me  a  little   ELW,ÂśPDFWXDOO\JHWWLQJDQDUWLVWFRPPLVVLRQ´ she  said. Hotel   Roger   Williams   will   feature   New-­ manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  photo  above  the  headboard  of  each  bed-­ room.  According  to  Newman,  there  are  198  bed-­ rooms  and  the  photo  will  probably  be  in  every   one.  However,  they  might  use  something  differ-­ ent,  depending  on  the  room  size.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  the  rights  to  my  photo  so   they  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  reprint  it  whenever  they  want,  which   is   important   because   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   still   my   property,   my   FRS\ULJKW´VKHVDLG Newman   is   currently   working   on   a   series   for   her   Contemporary   Issues   class   about   youth   and   their   idea   of   religion.   She   took   photos   of   her   synagogue   back   home,   Temple   Judea,   of   various  Jewish-­related  items  and  ideas.  One  of   1HZPDQÂśVPDLQLQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFHVLV-HIIUH\$:ROLQ ZKR KDV RQH VSHFLÂżF VHULHV DERXW +RORFDXVW   survivors. Âł,ÂśPUHDOO\LQĂ&#x20AC;XHQFHGE\KLPEHFDXVHRIKLV style.  He  puts  the  story  of  the  survivor  over  the   SKRWRJUDSK´VDLG1HZPDQDOVRD-HZLVKVWXG-­ ies  minor.   Newman   is   staying   positive   for   the   future   and   hopes   to   be   accepted   into   the   BFA   this     semester.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;My   mom   keeps   telling   me,   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Marissa,   you   have  to  remember  how  good  you  are,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;  because   you  know,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  rejected  twice  from  the  BFA   DQGWKDWÂśVGHÂżQLWHO\DIIHFWHGP\VHOIHVWHHPDV IDUDVP\ZRUNJRHV´VKHVDLGÂł%XW,WKLQNLWÂśV part  of  the  process  when  it  comes  to  art  you  get   a   lot   of   rejection.   Just   because   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   rejected   GRHVQÂśWPHDQ\RXÂśUHQRWJRRG´ Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   work   is   also   featured   on   her   website,   marissanewmanphotography.carbon-­ PHOTO  BY  MARISSA  NEWMAN made.com. One  of  the  photos  in  Marissa  Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  black  and  white  series.

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WHILE LACKING PLOT, GUERRILLA GAMESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; NEWEST INSTALLMENT STILL IMPRESSES AUDIENCE By  Maxim  Alter Managing  Editor  |  Malter42@newpaltz.edu

With  each  new  release  in  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Killzoneâ&#x20AC;?  franchise,   the   developers   at   Guerrilla   Games   have   consis-­ tently  topped  themselves  in  grandiose  fashion.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Killzone  3â&#x20AC;?  is  without  a  doubt  a  slimmer,   smarter  and  more  cinematic  shooter  than   its  predecessor,  and  makes  a  great  cen-­ terpiece  for  any  gaming  collection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Killzone   3â&#x20AC;?   picks   up   ex-­ actly  where  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Killzone  2â&#x20AC;?  left  off,   propelling   the   player   into   the   struggle   between   the   Inter-­ planetary   Strategic   Al-­ liance   (ISA)   and   the   Helghast   Empire,   a   faction   of   humans   colonizing   the   planet  Helghan.  In  a   simpler  description,  the   Helghans   are   a   bunch   of   angry,  futuristic  jerks  with  British   accents   wearing   gas   masks   and  

Nazi  uniforms.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   important   to   note   that   from   this   point   on,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Killzone  3â&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;?  story  is  entirely  irrelevant.  The  voice  acting  alone   warrants  players  to  mute  cut  scenes  and  just  stare  in  awe  at  the   graphical  prowess  of  the  PlayStation  3.  But  if  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  in  search  of   a  moving  plot,  look  elsewhere. As  a  member  of  the  ISA,  your  main  objective  is  to  violently   bring  down  these  big  bads  with  an  impressive  arsenal  of  cutting-­ edge  weaponry.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Killzone  3â&#x20AC;?  packs  many  familiar  guns  and  gad-­ JHWVGROLQJRXWDODUJHVHOHFWLRQRIVKRWJXQVVQLSHUULĂ&#x20AC;HVDQG rocket  launchers.  Mounted  armament  can  be  picked  up  and  ma-­ neuvered  for  ultimate  chaos,  and  heat-­seeking  mortar  guns  are   also  thrown  in  for  good  measure.  But  what  really  makes  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kill-­ zone  3â&#x20AC;?  stand  out  are  its  newest  tools  of  destruction.  Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a   bolt   gun   that   forcefully   pins   enemies   to   nearby   walls   and   can   WDNHRXWĂ&#x20AC;\LQJPHFKVZLWKRQHKLW6LPLODUWRDZHDSRQXVHGLQ WKHÂżOPÂł'LVWULFW´DPDVVLYHJUHHQUD\JXQNQRZQDVWKHÂł$UF &DQQRQ´FDQSRSDQHQHP\VROGLHUOLNHDZDWHUEDOORRQÂżOOHG with  pudding.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  blast  to  use,  but  the  ammo  runs  out  fast. To  change  up  the  pacing,  Guerrilla  Games  added  an  easily   DFFHVVLEOHMHWSDFNWKDWOHWVSOD\HUVĂ&#x20AC;\DERYHWKHKHDGVRIWKHLU HQHPLHV ZKLOH FRQWUROOLQJ D PDFKLQH JXQ DUPHG ZLWK LQÂżQLWH ammo.  The  device  is  surprisingly  simple  to  control  and  adds  a   ORWRIYDULHW\WRZKDWFRXOGEHDEDVLFÂżUVWSHUVRQVKRRWHU%XW to  really  break  up  any  repetition,  new  environments  are  around  

every  corner   in   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Killzone   3.â&#x20AC;?   In   one   level   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   be   trailing   through  a  desert  wasteland  in  a  rail  shooter  style  of  play.  In  an-­ RWKHU\RXÂśOOEHWUHNNLQJDQDUFWLFEDFNGURSRUVWHDOWKLO\LQÂżOWUDW ing  a  swampy  jungle  base. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Killzone  3â&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;?  multiplayer  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  a  huge  improvement  from   what  fans  are  used  to  with  the  franchise.  But  with  the  addition   of  a  smoother  control  scheme,  trying  to  shoot  other  players  on-­ line   no   longer   feels   like   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   simultaneously   giving   Rosie   2Âś'RQQHOODSLJJ\EDFNULGH$LPLQJLVHDVLHUDQGPRUHĂ&#x20AC;XHQW SDYLQJWKHZD\IRUDPRUHDFFHVVLEOHJDPH(DFKVSHFLÂżFFODVV ÂąHQJLQHHUPDUNVPHQWDFWLFLDQLQÂżOWUDWRUDQGPHGLFÂąDUHSRZ erful  from  the  get-­go.  While  there  are  plenty  of  upgrades  to  be   earned,  anyone  can  jump  right  in  and  get  a  heaping  pile  of  kills.   Aside   from   the   excellent   design   and   industry   leading   graphics,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Killzone  3â&#x20AC;?  also  supports  PlayStation  Move  control   DQG'FRPSDWLELOLW\IRUWKRVHZDQWLQJWRSXWGRZQWKHH[WUD cash.  Sadly,  if  Guerrilla  Games  had  opted  to  spend  a  little  extra   time  and  money  in  creating  an  online  co-­op  experience  instead   of   just   local   co-­op   support,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Killzone   3â&#x20AC;?   could   have   been   the   must-­own   shooter   of   the   year.   For   now,   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   an   above   average   visual  spectacle  that  will  most  likely  drown  out  later  in  the  year   ZLWKWKHUHOHDVHRIRWKHUSROLVKHGÂżUVWSHUVRQVKRRWHUV

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bulletstormâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Turns Out To Be Just A Drizzle EPIC GAMES RELEASES MEDIOCRE VENTURE THAT DISPLEASES AT MANY LEVELS

By  Maxim  Alter Managing  Editor  |  Malter42@newpaltz.edu

Once  known  for  fast-­paced,  gruesome  fun,  game  studios   People   Can   Fly   and   Epic   Games   have   partnered   to   create   an   LQVXIÂżFLHQWDPDOJDPRIIRUPHUÂżUVWSHUVRQVKRRWHUVÂł%XOOHW storm,â&#x20AC;?  although  somewhat  visually  appealing,  suffers  from  a   lack  of  both  originality  and  substance.   Utilizing  the  Unreal  Engine  3.5,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bulletstormâ&#x20AC;?  is  essen-­ WLDOO\DOHVVVOHHNÂł*HDUVRI:DU´SOD\HGIURPDÂżUVWSHUVRQSHU spective.  To  distinguish  itself  from  every  other  game  developed   from   the   same   engine,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bulletstormâ&#x20AC;?   exercises   a   moderately   cartoonish  world  that  begs  the  player  to  polish  off  enemies  in  as   many  different  ways  as  possible  via  a  point-­based  scoring  sys-­ tem.  Each  point  earned  from  â&#x20AC;&#x153;skillshotsâ&#x20AC;?  can  be  used  to  unlock   upgrades  for  weapons  and  abilities.  While  it  sounds  intriguing,   this  style  of  play  becomes  a  repetitive  bore  very  quickly.   Employing   excessive   amounts   of   gore   and   profanity,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bulletstormâ&#x20AC;?   emphasizes   itself   as   a   game   that   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   take   itself  very  seriously.  This  is  especially  accented  by  laughably   bad  dialogue  sprinkled  throughout  the  gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  story.  The  plot   is  simple  and  unsatisfying,  and  tries  surprisingly  hard  to  make   you   like   the   blunt   instruments   representing   each   character.   Written  by  comic  book  author  and  artist  Rick  Remender,  the  

story  is  almost  impossible  to  enjoy  when  the  main  protagonist   spouts  catchphrases  like  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make  like  a  Kaiser  and  roll.â&#x20AC;?  Each   character  is  absurdly  large  and  brooding,  and  the  amount  of  in-­ jected  testosterone  in  this  game  will  probably  make  you  vomit   Muscle  Milk.   :HDSRQVHOHFWLRQLVOLPLWHGDQGSOD\HUVZLOOÂżQGWKHP selves  mostly  using  an  upgradable  leash  that  can  toss  enemies   into  strategically  placed  death  traps.  As  the  game  progresses,   the   uninspired   level   design   makes   it   astonishingly   obvious   which  areas  and  skillshots  the  gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  creators  want  you  to  use.   This  predictability  effectively  minimizes  any  thrill  that  could   have  been  achieved  through  randomness.  Some  weapons,  how-­ ever,  offer  up  a  good  time.  Piloting  a  sniper  bullet  in  slow  mo-­ tion  is  challenging  and  amusing,  while  remotely  controlling  a   robotic  dinosaur  is  fun  beyond  explanation.   Also  slightly  entertaining  is  the  gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  slide  feature,  which   DOORZV SOD\HUV WR ]LS WKURXJK HQYLURQPHQWV DQG Ă&#x20AC;LS HQHPLHV into  the  air.  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bulletstormâ&#x20AC;?  also  offers  a  pop-­up  menu  to  assist  in   keeping  track  of  how  many  points  each  creative  kill  can  earn.   The  list  can  become  rather  extensive  as  the  game  progresses,   which   can   be   overwhelming.   However,   near   the   gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   dull   conclusion,  players  will  have  more  points  then  they  can  actu-­ ally  spend.  In  essence,  the  whole  game  feels  like  a  waste.  

7RÂżOOLQWKHHPSW\YRLGVWKDWRFFXUZLWKLQWKH gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  cutscenes,   quick   time   events   are   imple-­ mented  poorly  and  require  no  skill  to  perform.   To  make  matters  even  worse,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bulletstormâ&#x20AC;?  can   be  completed  in  about  six  hours,  which  makes   the  $60  price  of  admission  a  lot  less  inviting.   Overall,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bulletstormâ&#x20AC;?   has   some   inventive   features  and  a  solid  amount  of  detail,  but  in  no   way  should  this  game  be  purchased  while   sold  at  its  full  price.  Acting  as  a  ploy  to   fool   gamers   into   emptying   their   wal-­ lets   early,   the   marketing   team   behind   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bulletstormâ&#x20AC;?   awarded   those   who   pre-­ordered   the   game   a   Beta   in-­ vitation   to   the   upcoming   and   much  anticipated  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gears  of  War   3.â&#x20AC;?   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   as   if   they   knew   sales   for   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bulletstormâ&#x20AC;?   would   be   lackluster   based   on   its   own   mediocrity.

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Video Stores Busted By Internet Sources BLOCKBUSTER GOES OUT OF BUSINESS, NETFLIX CHOICE MOVIE DISTRIBUTOR By  Rachel  Freeman Copy  Editor  |  5DFKHOIUHHPDQ#QHZSDOW]HGX

In  this  digital  age,  the  convenience  of  the  Internet  has  put   video  rental  sales  on  the  brink  of  extinction. %ORFNEXVWHU RQFH D PRYLH UHQWDO SRZHUKRXVH ÂżOHG IRU Chapter  11  bankruptcy  protection  in  September  2010.  The  com-­ pany  announced  in  2009  that  960  stores  would  be  closed  by  2011.   Shifts   in   media   consumption   have   affected   both   Dutchess   and   Ulster  County,  as  Blockbuster  stores  in  Poughkeepsie,  Pleasant   Valley,  Kingston  and  New  Paltz  announced  they  will  be  shutting   their  doors.  The  stores  remain  open,  but  only  to  sell  merchandise   at  a  highly  discounted  rate. Nicole   Curcio,   a   New   Paltz   Blockbuster   employee,   said   there  has  been  a  great  community  response  in  terms  of  selling  the   storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.  While  Curcio  was  not  surprised  by  the  closing  of   the  store,  as  she  knew  Blockbuster  was  in  debt  and  could  physi-­ cally  see  the  number  of  people  walking  into  the  store  go  down,  it   has  still  hit  hard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  sad  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  going  to  lose  my  job,  I  knew  the  store  inside   and  out.  I  knew  most  of  my  customers  by  name  and  some  of  them   even  offered  me  jobs  when  they  found  out  what  was  happening,â&#x20AC;?   Curcio  said. Despite  the  fact  that  many  Blockbuster  locations  are  shut-­ ting  down,  their  On  Demand  program  will  continue.  Blockbuster   On   Demand   allows   users   to   watch   digital   movies   instantly   on   their  PC  or  TV  through  blockbuster.com  and  also  lets  users  ex-­ change  their  movies  in  stores. While   the   Blockbuster   program   includes   games   and   Blu-­ UD\V  ZKLFK 1HWĂ&#x20AC;L[ GRHV QRW  LW KDV QHZ UHOHDVHV DYDLODEOH D month  before  1HWĂ&#x20AC;L[.  2.9  million  people  visited  their  website  in   July  2010,  a  72.6  percent  decrease  from  July  2007.  1HWĂ&#x20AC;L[  had   21.7  million  visitors  in  2010,  a  132.9  percent  increase  from  2007.   To  wow  more  users  and  perhaps  cushion  the  blow  of  bankruptcy,   Blockbuster   is   offering   a   free   DVD   to   those   who   sign   up   at   a   closing   location   for   a   free   one   month   trial   of   the   On   Demand   program. Film   and  Video   Professor   Gregory   Bray   has   mixed   views   on  the  rise  of  digital  media,  being  both  a  consumer  and  a  profes-­ sional  in  the  business.  He  is  pleased  with  it  in  regards  to  the  fact   that  when  he  needed  to  cut  costs  last  summer  to  buy  a  house,  he   was  able  to  buy  a  box  connected  to  a  wireless  router  and  his  tele-­ vision.  This  provided  him  with  25  independent  Internet  channels,   while  allowing  him  to  cancel  cable  and  only  pay  a  monthly  fee.   It  also  gave  him  total  control  over  the  media  he  was  watching. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Appointment-­based   television   is   not   going   to   last   much   longer,â&#x20AC;?  Bray  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  are  very  few  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I  need  to  sit  in  front  of   my  TV  right  now  and  watch  thisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  programs  anymore.â&#x20AC;? )URPDÂżOPPDNLQJSHUVSHFWLYH%UD\EHOLHYHVWKHUHDUHSRV-­ itives  and  negatives  that  arise  with  these  changes.  On  one  hand,   this   new   digital   world   has   â&#x20AC;&#x153;opened   doors   for   new   methods   of   distribution.â&#x20AC;?   When   Bray   and   his   class   made   the   documentary  

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Blockbuster  outlets,  like  the  one  in  New  Paltz,  will  be  closing  shortly  in  response  to  competition  from  the  Internet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  Horse  Connection,â&#x20AC;?  they  normally  would  have  needed  $2  mil-­ lion  dollars  for  print  and  ads  so  that  a  theatrical  company  would   SLFN LW XS ,QVWHDG WKH\ VXEPLWWHG WKHLU ÂżOP WR VQDJÂżOPVFRP,   an  online  media  distributor  that  allows  people  to  pay  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;snagâ&#x20AC;?   WKHÂżOP Bray  believes  that  since  less  people  are  actually  going  to  the   movies,  there  have  been  and  will  be  more  â&#x20AC;&#x153;tent  poleâ&#x20AC;?  productions.   This  means  much  safer  movies,  meant  to  hold  up,  will  be  made   rather  than  risky  ones.  Companies  are  going  for  â&#x20AC;&#x153;sure  thingsâ&#x20AC;?  to   GUDZSHRSOHWRWKHWKHDWHUVUDWKHUWKDQTXLUN\,QGLHÂżOPV Bray  believes  that  in  the  future  no  big  rental  chains  will  exist   because  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  a  sustainable  model  and  making  a  living  through   UHQWDOVDQGVDOHVKDVEHFRPHLQFUHDVLQJO\GLIÂżFXOW+HGRHVWKLQN that  there  will  still  be  a  handful  of  stores  left  in  the  country  as   thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  nostalgia  for  video  stores. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  experience  of  going  to  a  place,  speaking  to  people  and   sharing  love  for  something  will  still  be  around,â&#x20AC;?  Bray  said. For   many   students,   video   stores   were   prominent   in   their   youth,   but   as   technology   has   grown,   so   have   they,   instilling   a   sense  of  nostalgia,  but  an  appreciation  for  convenience  as  well.   6HFRQG\HDU JUDSKLF GHVLJQ PDMRU DQG ÂżOP HQWKXVLDVW 6SHQFHU Churchill   is   on   the   fence   about   this   issue.   He   remembers   how   scanning  the  aisles  for  the  scariest  movies  possible  was  the  extent   of  excitement  in  his  small  suburban  town. Âł,KDYHEHHQDZRUVKLSSHURIDOOWKLQJVÂżOPVLQFHDVORQJDV I  can  remember,â&#x20AC;?  Churchill  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  was  a  Video  King  right   down  the  street  from  me  and  I  would  always  walk,  mind  you  the   opposite  way  to  my  house,  to  check  out  the  latest  arrivals  lit  up  by  

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these  awesome  round  light  bulbs  that  for  some  reason  just  looked   like  the  movies.â&#x20AC;? Despite  these  fond  memories,  Churchill  admits  he  could  not   live  without  1HWĂ&#x20AC;L[7RDÂżOPIDQKHGHVFULEHVLWDVÂłOLWHUDOO\OLNH walking  through  aisles  of  a  huge  fucking  video  store.â&#x20AC;? +RZHYHU KH LV VWLOO FRQFHUQHG ZLWK WKH IXWXUH RI ÂżOP DV technology  continues  to  develop. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sure,   this   [1HWĂ&#x20AC;L[]   is   awesome,   but   will   it   replace   home   ownership  of  movies?  Will  it  totally  overpower  the  movie  theater   all  together?  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  sure,  but  to  be  completely  honest,  it  would   not  surprise  me  in  the  least,â&#x20AC;?  he  said. It  seems  as  if  1HWĂ&#x20AC;L[KDVVROLGLÂżHGLWVHOIDVDFXOWXUDOVWD-­ ple.  Second-­year  communication  disorders  major  Auburn  Heller   recalls  a  time  this  year  when  her  Child  Development  professor   asked  her  class  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who  has  1HWĂ&#x20AC;L[?â&#x20AC;?  About  60  percent  of  the  stu-­ dents  raised  their  hands.  The  professor  then  told  the  class  to  watch   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Business  of  Being  Bornâ&#x20AC;?  on   1HWĂ&#x20AC;L[,  and  said  that  people   without  it  should  use  someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  account  or  just  get  it  themselves. Heller  uses  1HWĂ&#x20AC;L[  and  0HJDYLGHR,  both  of  which  were  help-­ ful  when  growing  up  in  an  area  with  no  video  stores  nearby.  She   says  she  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  anything  you  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  get  between  the  two   services. It  is  undeniable  that  video  streaming  sites  such  as  1HWĂ&#x20AC;L[  and   0HJDYLGHRKDYHLPSDFWHGWKHÂżOPDQGUHQWDOLQGXVWULHVJUHDWO\ and  that  there  are  both  major  proâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  and  conâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  to  these  advances,   but    such  advances  seem  to  have  been  inevitable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  sign  of  the  times,â&#x20AC;?  Bray  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;How  people  get  their   media  is  constantly  evolving.â&#x20AC;?


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DJ leggy blonde, dj fierce and the champ Tuesday afternoons, 3 to 4 p.m.

1. “ain’t too proud to beg” - the temptations 2. “build me up buttercup” - the foundations 3. “daylight” - matt and kim 4. “mr. sandman” - the chordettes 5. “bad things” - jace everett

6. “mellow yellow” - donovan 7. “I got you babe” - sonny and cher 8. “brooklyn we go hard” - jay-z 9. “f**k you” - cee-lo green 10. “bills, bills, bills” - destiny’s child

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Backhand Famâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Meets â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Deadlineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; YOUNG RAPPERS RELEASE HARD-HITTING MIXTAPE FROM DORM ROOM display  Harrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   versatility   and   cleverness   PRUHWKDQLWVSUHGHFHVVRU0L**=KDVDOVRH[ SDQGHGKLVVW\OHWRÂżW+DUULVRQÂśVUK\PHGHOLY ery.    Both  MiGGZ  and  Harrison  shine  most  on   tracks  like  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brotherly,â&#x20AC;?  a  wild  attack  of  horns,   furious   drum   line   snare   and   beat   drops   that   VHUYHWKHUDSSHUPRUHWKDQWKHEHDWLWVHOI KRZ it  should  be).  Another  lively  track  to  be  noted   is   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clap  Your   Hands,â&#x20AC;?   where   Harrison   raps,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  the  lab  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  a  chemist,  no  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  like  Popeye   ZKHQKHMXVWDWHVSLQDFK7RRVWURQJRQWKHVH songs,   no   steroidsâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;?   Harrison   throws   other   UHOHYDQW SRS FXOWXUH LQWR WKH PL[ ZLWK UHIHU ences  like  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now  this  ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  Facebook,  but  you   liking  all  my  tracks,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  upgrading  the  quality   like  Microsoft  to  Mac.â&#x20AC;?  He  also  knows  how  to   slap  a  smile  on  the  listener  as  well,  with  lyr-­ ics  like  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  got  bitches  going  mad  like  they  got   a  broke  nail,  generational  stories  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  spitting   folktales.â&#x20AC;? Whereas   Backhand   Fam   was   full   of   hard-­hitting   bangers   meant   for   the   college   crowd  to  play  in  their  cars  on  blunt  rides,  The   Deadline  often  shows  a  more  dramatic  sound   with  more  in-­depth  production  techniques  and   an  impressive  amount  of  growth  considering   KRZFORVHO\WKHWZRPL[WDSHVZHUHUHOHDVHG Some   aspects   of   Harrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   progress   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  go  as  far  as  they  could.  While  MiGGZ   DQG+DUULVRQSUHVHQWDVWURQJDQGVW\OL]HGÂżQDO product,  the  tape  lags  at  certain  points  where   it  could  be  more  dynamic.    â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drums  &  Barsâ&#x20AC;?   awaits  a  beat  drop  that  never  comes.  There  is   nothing  wrong  with  leaving  out  a  melody  or   solo  percussion  for  a  track,  but  this  is  the  kind   of   deal   where   the   rapper   has   to   try   to   make  

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These  days   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   rare   to   see   young   talent   grab   the   music   industry   by   the   balls   and   try   to  yank  them  from  their  corrupted  and  aging   KRVW +RZHYHU LW LV GLIÂżFXOW WR WHOO MXVW KRZ long  these  youngsters  will  last.  The  industry  is   unpredictable,   with   digital   means   of   produc-­ ing  music  outside  of  the  studio  and  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do-­It-­ Yourselfâ&#x20AC;?  mentality  that  has  been  assumed  by   many  musicians  and  rappers.  Self-­promotion,   FRQQHFWLRQV Ă&#x20AC;DLU DQG VZDJ KHOS DV H[HP SOLÂżHG E\ 2GG )XWXUH D JURXS VR FDUHOHVVO\ pompous  and  offensive  that  they  soar  past  the   point   of   seriousness   to   elevate   to   new   levels   of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  give  a  shit,  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  dopeâ&#x20AC;?).  How-­ ever,  most  of  the  new  guys  in  rap  manage  to   attach  themselves  to  someone  far  more  impor-­ tant.    Although  I  would  not  compare  Odd  Fu-­ tureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  relationship  with  Mos  Def  to  anything   like  Drakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  relationship  with  Wayne,  having   a   public   endorsement   from   a   very   important   UDSSHUKDVVKRZQLWVEHQHÂżWV+RZHYHUZKHQ someone  like  Guy  Harrison  comes  along,  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   PRUHWKDQMXVWDQRWKHUUDSSHUÂśVSURWpJpOXUN ing   in   the   shadows   until   his   big   brother   de-­ cides  to  thrust  fame  upon  him.     Backhand   Fam,   consisting   of   rappers   Harrison   and   Cartier   Sims   and   producer   0L**= UHOHDVHG WKHLU VHOIWLWOHG GHEXW PL[ tape  in  December  2010.    It  was  made  mostly   in  a  Syracuse  dorm  room,  but  sounds  profes-­ sional.     This   time,   Harrison   teams   up   with   MiGGZ  again  to  deliver  The  Deadline,  a  more   mature  and  elaborate  collection  of  songs  that  

up  for  what  is  missing,  which  Harrison  does   not  attempt  in  this  particular  case.  Generally   these  sparse  beats  prove  an  opportunity  for  the   rapper  to  spit  fast  and  continuously,  but  Har-­ rison  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  depart  from  his  normal  style  on   the  track.     The   album   also   lacks   hooks.   Although   WKH PL[WDSHÂśV WRQH DOORZV IRU PRUH VLQJ ing   and   melody,   there   are   only   a   couple   of   WUDFNVWKDWKDYHH[WHUQDOYRFDOV+DUULVRQDQG MiGGZ   do   well   enough   without   bringing   in   singers   to   rely   on,   but   they   could   do   with   a   few  more  tracks  like  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Composureâ&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big   Time,â&#x20AC;?   which   add   a   layer   of   emotion   to   the   PL[WDSH LPSURYLQJ RQ ZKDW Backhand   Fam   had  little  of. Let   us   not   forget   that   neither   player   on   this  team  has  reached  20  yet,  and  there  is  plen-­ ty  of  tricky  lyrical  content  and  on-­point  pro-­ duction  that  more  than  makes  up  for  a  lack  of   singing  or  potentially  show-­offy  rap.     7KHPL[WDSHFRQFOXGHVZLWKDWUDFNFDOOHG â&#x20AC;&#x153;24:7.â&#x20AC;?  Immediately  the  beat,  something  Slick   Rick  would  rap  on  if  he  was  18,  lends  itself  to   several   different   approaches.     Fittingly,   Har-­ ULVRQ FKRRVHV WKH WKRXJKWIXO URXWH UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWLQJ mostly  on  his  past  and  future,  his  hopes  and   fallbacks.  However,  he  leaves  us  in  the  present   ÂżQLVKLQJZLWKWKHOLQHÂł&X],EHHQZRUNLQJVR KDUGDQG,ÂśPMXVWZDLWLQJWLOOLWSD\VRIIEXWLQ the  meantime  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  never  see  me  take  a  day   off.â&#x20AC;?  These  guys  have  a  very  good  perception   of   where   they   are   and   where   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   going.   More  Backhand  Fam  coming  this  summer.

MUSICIAN OF THE WEEK: Alan Silverman YEAR: Third MAJOR: Jazz Studies HOMETOWN: Greenlawn, N.Y.

What  is  your  instrument  of  choice?  Why? My  main  instrument  is  the  drums.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  playing   it  for  almost  10  years  now.  I  mess  around  on  piano,   too.  It  was  random  though,  I  was  in  sixth  grade  and     I  remember  the  moment  I  decided  to  take  drum  les-­ sons,  I  was  riding  home  from  school  and  was  like,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom,   I   want   to   take   drum   lessons.â&#x20AC;?   Something   about  the  instrument  drew  me  to  it.  Maybe  like  the   primal  nature  or  something.

Who  are  you  currently  listening  to? Tortoise,  Bill  Frisell.  

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What  are   you   involved   in   on/off-­campus   that  is  music  related? I  play  shows  around  town  with  Harmologna,  The   Notion  Stompers,  The  Red  and  Black  Quartet,  Los   Prostetos,  RPG  to  the  G-­Spot.  Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  also  the  jazz   ensemble  that  I  have  to  take  six  semesters  of.

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What  will  you  do  with  your  degree? I  would  like  to  travel  the  world,  ideally.  And  play   music.

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“By taking  ideas  from  human  existence,  whether  it  be  in  the   notion  of  beginnings,  endings,  body   composition,  sexuality  or  personal   identity,  I  am  able  to  discover  and  com-­ municate  in  a  sort  of  visual  language   exactly  what  engrosses  me.”

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Fourth-­year  swimmer   Robert   Webb   earned   the   James   Fulton  Award   after   the   Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Swimming  team  placed  third    at  the   2011  State  SUNYAC  Swimming  &  Diving   Championships. The  James  Fulton  Award  is  given  each   year  to  a  male  senior  swimmer/diver  based   on   All-­America   honors,   All-­SUNYAC   honors,   improvement   throughout   colle-­ giate   career   and   his   academic   achieve-­ ment.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   was   very   surprised   about   winning   the   award,â&#x20AC;?   said   Webb.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some   very   tal-­ ented  people  have  won  it  before,  so  it  was   really  cool  to  have  won  it  myself.â&#x20AC;? Webb  joins  the  list  of  New  Paltz  swim-­ mers  who  have  earned  this  award  includ-­ ing   Kent   Yeung   in   2005,   Jon   Amoia   in   2003,  Louis  Petto  in  1994,  Mark  Sargeant   in  1989  and  Paul  Strothenke  in  1986.  

The  award  is  named  after  Fulton,  who   worked   with   the   Brockport   swimming   team  for  25  years.  In   that  time  he  coached   nine   All-­American   swimmers,   three   of   which   went   on   to   coach   NCAA   Divi-­ sion  I  programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   have   im-­ proved  a  lot  while  I   have  been  a  Hawk,â&#x20AC;?     Webb   said   of   the   criteria   for   the   award.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Focusing   mainly   on   my   indi-­ vidual   medley   (IM)   and   moving   around   to   where   the   team   needed  me.â&#x20AC;&#x153; Webb   was   the   SUNYAC   champion   in   the   400   individu-­ al   medley,   clocking   the   gold   standard   of  

4:13:35  at   the   SUNYAC   Championships   in   the   2009-­2010   season   and   defended   that   honor   by   beat-­ ing   out   Nathan   Steger   of   Buffalo   State.   Webbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   time   of   4:13:57   just   beat   Stegerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  4:13:95.   According   to   Head   Coach   Scott   Whitbeck,   Webb     had   consoled   in   ERWK KLV ÂżUVW WZR years   for   the   400   IM   being   unable   to   place   in   the   top   eight   of   the   event.   Last  year  he  contin-­ ued  to  improve,  go-­ ing   from   never   be-­ ing   in   the   top   eight   to  winning  the  championships  and  taking   the  title.  

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some  very   talented  people   have  won  it   before,  so  it  was   really  cool  to  have   won  it  myself  â&#x20AC;?  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Rob  Webb

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Webb  is   no   stranger   to   accolades,   having   also   received   the   Donald   Bishko   Award,   given   to   the   individual   with   the   highest   grade   point   average   among   male   student-­athletes  in  2009.   Whitbeck  said  Webbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  love  of  competi-­ tion  and  training  makes  him  a  swimmer  he   FDQFRXQWRQEXWDOVRDQLQĂ&#x20AC;XHQWLDOSOD\HU in  and  out  of  the  pool.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  one  of  the  best  leaders  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  had   on   the   team,â&#x20AC;?   Whitbeck   said   of   Webbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   dry-­land   pursuits.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;He   runs   our   Adopt   a   Family   program   where   we   donate   gifts   to   kids   in   battered   womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   shelters.   He   takes  care  of  it  all.  He  even  drives  the  gifts   over  there.â&#x20AC;? Besides  that,  Whitbeck  said  Webb  has   achieved  a  lot  in  the  pool.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   addition   to   that   heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   two   time   champion   in   the   400   individual   medley   and   a   two   year   team   captain,â&#x20AC;?   Whitbeck   said.


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With  Opening   Day   right   around   the   cor-­ ner,  the  noxious  fumes  of  the  spring  have  jolted   the   optimism   I   tend   to   have   around   this   time   regarding  the  Mets.    Maybe  it  has  been  the  ran-­ dom  bouts  of  50  degree  weather  or  maybe  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   been   the   sight   of   the   orange   and   blue   jerseys   clashing   against   the   green   grass   and   golden   LQÂżHOG GLUW Âą EXW , KDYH KRSH DERXW WKH 0HWV chances  of  being  a  contender  this  season.   Most   fans   know   that   the   Metsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   rotation   is  a  huge  question  mark.  It  lacks  a  true  ace;Íž  it   boasts  reclamation  projects  and  is  held  togeth-­ er   by   hope   and   potential.  After   Mike   Pelfrey,   you  really  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  how  the  Metsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  rotation   is  going  to  perform.  The  staff  has  a  chance  at   being  solid,  but  expecting  the  group  to  be  any-­ thing  but  average  might  be  asking  too  much.   On   the   other   side   of   the   ball,   things   are   much   less   terrifying   but   still   cloudy.   While   there  are  still  question  marks  surrounding  the   Metsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  potential  offense  next  season,  the  prom-­ ise  of  a  strong  offense  is  much  less  of  a  propo-­ sition  than  our  pitching  staff  producing  similar   results.   The  current  Mets  makeup  largely  depends   on   the   health   of   three   players.   If   Jose   Reyes   can  return  to  the  dynamic  form  he  had  before  

The  Mets  will  need  to  rely  on  David  Wright  and  other  players  if  they  hope  to  be  successful  in  2011.  

his  past  two  injury-­riddled  seasons,  Jason  Bay   FDQ¿JXUHRXWKRZWRKLWKRPHUXQVDJDLQDQG recover   from   the   concussion   he   suffered   last   season   and   if   Carlos   Beltran   can   somehow   ¿QG D ZD\ WR UHFDSWXUH WKH PDJLF WKDW PDGH him  one  of  the  best  players  in  baseball  and  not   injure   his   brittle   knees,   the   Mets   will   have   a   strong  offense.     While  health  is  an  issue,  it  would  appear   that  all  three  of  those  players  have  had  ample   time  to  heal  from  their  respective  injuries  and   have  a  decent  chance  at  performing  at  a  solid   level  this  season.   With   a   healthy   Reyes   leading   off,  Angel   Pagan  coming  in  and  batting  second,  followed  

by  David  Wright  and  Beltran  gives  the  Mets  a   solid  front  four.    I  am  especially  excited  to  see   Reyes  and  Pagan  being  table  setters  at  the  top   of  the  order.  If  both  of  them  perform  to  their   capability,   they   have   a   chance   of   becoming   one  of  the  best  top  of  the  order  threats  the  Mets   have  had  in  a  long  time.  A  healthy  Beltran  hit-­ ting   behind   Wright   should   give   Wright   more   pitches  to  hit  and  drive  in  runs.   The  middle  of  the  order  will  feature  Bay   KLWWLQJÂżIWKDQG,NH'DYLVKLWWLQJVL[WK7KHVH two  have  potential  to  be  the  meat  of  the  Mets   batting   order   and   could   be   two   bats   that   op-­ posing  pitchers  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  want  to  face.  If  Bay  can   ÂżJXUH RXW KRZ WR KLW LQ &LWL )LHOG DQG 'DYLV continues   to   progress   from   his   extremely   promising  rookie  season  the  Mets  could  boast   two  30  home  run  threats  in  the  middle  of  their   order.   Another  thing  to  remember  is  that  Davis   was   hitting   cleanup   for   much   of   his   rookie   season,  likely  adding  a  lot  of  pressure  to  the   freshly  called  up  23-­year-­old.    Moving  down   in   the   lineup   could   allow   Davis   to   relax   and   focus  more  on  his  personal  hitting  than  having   to  carry  the  teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  offense.   )LQDOO\ URXQGLQJ RXW WKH ÂżQDO VSRWV LQ the  order  will  likely  be  the  winner  of  the  sec-­ ond  base  competition  and  young  catcher  Josh   Thole.  If  I  had  to  call  it  now,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  say  that  Brad   Emaus  wins  the  second  base  job  out  of  camp,   but  Daniel  Murphy  will  be  there  waiting.    Ei-­ ther   player  provides   the   Mets   with   an   offen-­ sive-­minded   second   basemen   who   should   be  

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a  solid  No.  7  hitter  in  the  lineup.  Expecting  a   .270  batting  average  with  65  to  70  RBIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  is  not   out  of  the  question.     )LQDOO\-RVK7KROHZLOOÂżOORXWWKHOLQHXS as  a  tough  out  in  the  No.  8  spot.  Thole  takes   pitchers   and   works   counts   and   I   can   see   him   eventually  developing  into  a  Paul  LoDuca  type   of  hitter  that  is  able  to  be  in  the  top  of  the  order.   )RU QRZ 7KROH ZLOO EH H[SHFWHG WR SHUIRUP well  and  be  a  tough  out  which  will  allow  him   to  develop.   The  Mets  lineup  is  certainly  not  a  lock  to   perform,  but  when  taking  a  closer  look  at  it  the   potential  to  have  one  of  the  National  Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   best  lineups  is  there.    Who  knows,  maybe  my   optimism  will  be  warranted  or  maybe  it  will  be   squashed  when  the  summer  rolls  around.  All  I   know  is  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  just  happy  that  baseball  is  coming   back.

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The  Hawks  are  hoping  that  a  mixture  of  new  faces  and  returning  players  will  be  able  to  land  a  spot  in  the  SUNYAC  Championships  this  May.   PHOTO  COURTESY  OF  STOCKTON  PHOTO something  we  needed  here.â&#x20AC;?   lection  last  year  and  hit  .297  with  one  home  run   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  is  a  real  team  feel  to  the  whole  thing   By  Andrew  Wyrich   Sports  Editor  |  Andrew.wyrich63@newpaltz.edu $FFRUGLQJWR*ULIÂżWKVRQO\WZRSOD\HUVJUDG DQG5%,V0DUDVKZKR*ULIÂżWKVFDOOHGDÂłWRS WKLV\HDU´*ULIÂżWKVVDLGÂł,WIHHOVOLNHHYHU\RQHLV uated  after  last  season  and  the  team  will  be  wel-­ hitterâ&#x20AC;?   for   the   team,   was   an   injury-­victim   for   on  the  same  page  and  moving  toward  a  common   The  New  Paltz  Baseball  team  has  one  goal  this   coming  16  new  members  to  the  orange  and  blue.   the  Hawks  but  still  had  15  hits  in  37-­at-­bats  and   goal.â&#x20AC;?   season  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  to  win  a  championship.   Of  these  players,  eight  are  transfer  students  while   scored  10  runs  while  knocking  in  another  nine  last   The  team  chemistry  and  attitude  has  led  to  an   Coming   off   an   18-­18   season   in   2010,   the   the  remaining  are  freshmen.   season.   RYHUDOOWKHPH*ULIÂżWKVVDLGKHKDVLQVWLOOHGVRIDU Hawks   are   hoping   the   additions   of   transfers   and   Transfers  Jake  Cameron  and  John  Schmidt  are   The   return   of   high   performers   and   the   addi-­ this  season  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  focusing  on  fundamentals  and  con-­ freshmen  can  jolt  a  team  made  mostly  of  returning   WZRSOD\HUVWKDW*ULIÂżWKVVDLGZLOOPDNHDQLPSDFW tion  of  new  faces  mixing  with  the  current  roster  is   sistency.   players,  eventually  leading  them  to  a  spot  in  the   on  the  team.   VRPHWKLQJ *ULIÂżWKV EHOLHYHV ZLOO EH WKH IRUPXOD â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   about   being   perfect   -­   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   about   the   SUNYAC  championships  this  May.   Cameron,  who  transferred  from  Virginia  Wes-­ that  leads  the  Hawks  to  success  this  season.   SXUVXLW RI EHLQJ SHUIHFW´ *ULIÂżWKV VDLG Âł7KH â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   have   been   doing   great,   we   are   excited   leyan  College,  will  split  time  between  third  base,   Âł:HH[SHFWWRZLQDFKDPSLRQVKLS´*ULIÂżWKV more  we  can  focus  there  and  keep  it  consistent  the   with   what   we   have,â&#x20AC;?   Head   Coach   Matt   Griffths   FDWFKHUGHVLJQDWHGKLWWHUDQGÂżUVWEDVHWKLVVHDVRQ said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  set  that  back  in  September.  We  know  we   numbers  in  baseball  take  care  of  themselves  if  you   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;With  the  drive  and  passion  that  we  have,  we   and  will  be  a  major  source  of  power  in  the  Hawks   have  the  talent  to  do  it.  Daily  we  are  working  on   do  that.â&#x20AC;?   think  we  can  take  it  a  long  way.â&#x20AC;?   lineup.  Schmidt,  a  Division  I  transfer,  will  be  part   perfecting  the  game  we  want  to  play.â&#x20AC;?   The  Hawks  will  begin  their  quest  for  a  cham-­ The  Hawks  kicked  off  their  campaign  last  year   of  the  Hawks  starting  four  heading  into  the  season. 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