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Incident: Â Sexual Â Misconduct Â Date: Â 2/24/14 Location: Â College Â Hall Female Â student Â reported Â being Â sexually Â as-Â saulted Â by Â a Â male Â student. Â Male Â student Â to Â be Â interviewed Â by Â UPD. Â Female Â student Â does Â not Â want Â to Â pursue Â charges Â at Â this Â time. Â
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SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â United Â University Â Professions Â (UUP) Â Chapter Â President Â Peter Â Brown Â appeared Â on Â the Â PBS Â News Â +RXU IHDWXUH RQ )HE WLWOHG Âł$GMXQFWV LQ +LJKHU (GXFD-Â WLRQÂ´ Brown Â said Â he Â was Â contacted Â by Â the Â producer Â of Â the Â PBS Â News Â Hour Â about Â appearing Â in Â the Â piece Â and Â agreed Â to Â participate Â immediately. Â Â PBS Â came Â to Â Brownâ€™s Â New Â York Â City Â apartment Â on Â Jan. Â 3 Â and Â conducted Â an Â hour Â long Â inter-Â view. Âł,ÂśYHEHHQDQDGYRFDWHIRUFRQWLQJHQWIDFXOW\HTXLW\IRU DERXW\HDUVÂ´%URZQVDLGÂł,ÂśPNQRZQLQWKDWFDSDFLW\Â´ $FFRUGLQJWRWKHSLHFHDGMXQFWSURIHVVRUVLQWKH8QLWHG 6WDWHV DUH SDLG DQ DYHUDJH RI WR SHU FODVV ZKLOHUHFHLYLQJIHZEHQHÂżWVDQGPDNHXSKDOIRIDVFKRROÂśV faculty. Â Â Brown Â said Â adjunct Â professors Â are Â typically Â the Â lowest Â SDLG HPSOR\HHV RQ D FROOHJH FDPSXV PDNLQJ OHVV PRQH\ than Â custodial Â staff. Â Â The Â average Â adjunct Â professor Â at Â New Â 3DOW]PDNHVSHU\HDU Âł2QWKHRWKHUHQGRIWKHVSHFWUXPWKHUHDUHSHRSOHZKR PDNHKXQGUHGVRIWKRXVDQGVRIGROODUVDVSURYRVWVDVSUHVL-Â GHQWVDVFKDQFHOORUVÂ´%URZQVDLGÂł$QGEHWZHHQDQG WKHDGMXQFWSD\KDVJRQHGRZQSHUFHQW7KHVDODU\ RIFROOHJHSUHVLGHQWVKDVJRQHXSSHUFHQWÂ´ SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â Provost Â Phillip Â Mauceri Â said Â he Â is Â in Â
contact Â with Â Brown Â to Â discuss Â issues Â regarding Â adjuncts. Â Â â€œAs Â provost Â I Â meet Â with Â the Â UUP Â Chapter Â President Â ev-Â ery Â month Â to Â discuss Â issues Â and Â concerns Â affecting Â adjuncts Â DWRXUSDUWWLPHODERUPDQDJHPHQWPHHWLQJVÂ´0DXFHULVDLG â€œWe Â try Â to Â work Â together Â to Â address Â issues Â of Â importance Â for Â DGMXQFWVVXFKDVRIÂżFHVSDFHÂ´ Mauceri Â said Â colleges Â have Â not Â been Â able Â to Â hire Â as Â many Â full-Âtime Â employees Â as Â they Â would Â have Â liked Â because Â RIWKHGHFOLQHLQVXSSRUWIURPWKHVWDWHVRLQVWHDGWKH\ÂśYH had Â to Â hire Â more Â part-Âtime Â employees. Â He Â said Â the Â goal Â of Â the Â school Â should Â be Â to Â replace Â as Â many Â part-Âtime Â adjuncts Â DVWKH\FDQZLWKIXOOWLPHHPSOR\HHV,QWKHSDVWGHFDGHWKH college Â has Â reduced Â the Â number Â of Â part-Âtime Â faculty Â teaching Â SHUFHQWRIWKHFRXUVHVRIIHUHGWRWHDFKLQJSHUFHQWRI courses Â now. â€œI Â think Â it Â is Â important Â for Â students Â to Â be Â taught Â primar-Â ily Â by Â full-Âtime Â faculty Â that Â are Â selected Â through Â a Â competi-Â WLYH QDWLRQDO VHDUFK DQG DUH RQ FDPSXV IXOOWLPH RIIHULQJ PRUHDFFHVVWRVWXGHQWVIRUWKLQJVOLNHRIÂżFHKRXUVWKDQSDUW WLPHIDFXOW\Â´0DXFHULVDLG %URZQVDLGKHUHFHLYHGSRVLWLYHIHHGEDFNRQWKHSLHFH which Â was Â viewed Â by Â people Â from Â all Â over Â the Â country. Â He Â said Â this Â piece Â is Â one Â of Â a Â number Â of Â national Â pieces Â that Â are Â being Â done Â about Â the Â rights Â of Â adjunct Â professors. Â He Â said Â he Â hopes Â the Â piece Â helps Â educate Â the Â general Â public Â about Â how Â DGMXQFWSURIHVVRUVFDQQRWEHUHQHZHGRUÂżUHGZLWKRXWDQ\ due Â process. Â Â
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SYRIAN Â TROOPS Â KILL Â REBELS Syrian Â army Â troops Â on Â Wednesday Â killed Â 175 Â rebels, Â many Â of Â them Â al-ÂQaida-Âlinked Â ÂżJKWHUVLQDQDPEXVKGHVFULEHGDVRQHRI the Â deadliest Â attacks Â by Â government Â forces Â DJDLQVW ÂżJKWHUV QHDU 'DPDVFXV DFFRUGLQJ to Â state Â media. UKRAINEâ€™S Â PROTEST Â MOVE-Â MENT Leaders Â of Â Ukraineâ€™s Â protest Â move-Â ment Â on Â Wednesday Â proposed Â a Â top Â legislator Â as Â the Â countryâ€™s Â next Â prime Â minister, Â while Â Russian Â President Â Vladimir Â Putin Â ordered Â major Â military Â exercises Â just Â across Â the Â border Â in Â a Â show Â of Â force Â and Â apparent Â displeasure Â over Â the Â countryâ€™s Â new Â direction.
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An Â al-ÂQaida-Âinspired Â extremist Â was Â sen-Â tenced Â to Â life Â without Â parole Â Wednesday Â for Â hacking Â an Â off-Âduty Â British Â soldier Â to Â death Â RQD/RQGRQVWUHHWLQIURQWRIKRUULÂżHGSDVV-Â ers-Âby. NSA Â SURVEILLANCE The Â government Â is Â notifying Â some Â de-Â fendants Â accused Â of Â terrorism Â that Â it Â used Â more Â National Â Security Â Agency Â surveillance Â than Â it Â disclosed Â during Â their Â court Â proceedings. GAY Â ACTIVIST Â CONFRONTS Â HOSTILITY Pepe Â Julian Â Onziema, Â a Â prominent Â gay Â activist Â in Â Uganda, Â said Â Wednesday Â he Â recently Â was Â forced Â to Â confront Â some Â nurses Â at Â a Â private Â clinic Â after Â they Â ne-Â glected Â to Â serve Â him Â in Â apparent Â hostil-Â ity Â toward Â his Â sexual Â orientation. Compiled Â from Â the Â AP Â Newswire
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The Â New Â Paltz Â Transportation Â Imple-Â mentation Â Committee Â (TIC), Â which Â is Â responsible Â for Â creating Â and Â improving Â transportation Â methods Â in Â town, Â proposed Â an Â access Â management Â plan Â intended Â to Â im-Â prove Â accessibility Â for Â both Â pedestrians Â and Â drivers Â on Â Main Â Street. Â Once Â adopted, Â the Â access Â management Â plan Â could Â limit Â or Â reduce Â accessibility Â to Â Â major Â roads Â to Â increase Â safety Â for Â motorists, Â pedestrians Â and Â bicyclists Â as Â well Â as Â facili-Â WDWHWUDIÂżFĂ€RZ Unlike Â any Â other Â recommendation Â that Â TIC Â has Â proposed Â in Â the Â past, Â the Â access Â PDQDJHPHQW SODQ LV WKH ÂżUVW RQH WKDW ZLOO be Â required Â to Â change Â an Â existing Â law. Â TIC Â Chairwoman Â Gail Â Gallerie Â said Â the Â pro-Â posed Â access Â management Â regulations Â will Â be Â an Â addition Â to Â Chapter Â 140 Â of Â the Â townâ€™s Â zoning Â law. â€œThe Â access Â management Â plan Â is Â evi-Â dence Â of Â how Â land Â use Â planning Â can Â affect Â WUDIÂżF VR PDNLQJ SODQQHUV DQG GHYHORSHUV mindful Â of Â these Â considerations Â is Â a Â goal Â toward Â which Â weâ€™re Â making Â progress,â€? Â she Â said. According Â to Â a Â report Â by Â the Â townâ€™s Â 2006 Â Transportation Â and Â Land Â Use Â Project Â Board, Â access Â management Â is Â key Â in Â con-Â
trolling Â the Â location, Â spacing, Â design Â and Â operation Â of Â driveways, Â median Â openings, Â interchanges Â and Â street Â connections Â to Â a Â roadway. The Â report Â also Â states Â that Â limiting Â and Â consolidating Â access Â along Â major Â roadways Â will Â preserve Â roadway Â capacity Â and Â increase Â safety, Â as Â well Â as Â promote Â a Â supporting Â street Â system Â for Â development Â and Â mobility Â within Â town. Second-Âyear Â business Â management Â ma-Â jor Â Amanda Â Morgewicz Â said Â she Â frequently Â UXQVLQWRWUDIÂżFERWWOHQHFNVDWEXV\LQWHUVHF-Â tions Â and Â entrances Â for Â shops Â on Â Main Â Street Â when Â she Â drives Â in Â town, Â which Â leads Â to Â some Â planning Â ahead Â on Â her Â part Â in Â order Â to Â DYRLGWUDIÂżF â€œI Â usually Â try Â to Â avoid Â the Â center Â of Â town Â by Â taking Â back Â roads Â because Â of Â how Â tight Â Main Â Street Â is,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œTractor Â trail-Â ers Â really Â block Â up Â the Â roads Â when Â shops Â and Â restaurants Â are Â getting Â deliveries, Â espe-Â cially Â now Â that Â there Â is Â snow Â on Â the Â roads Â and Â theyâ€™re Â even Â more Â crowded Â than Â usual. Â Whenever Â I Â need Â to Â get Â to Â a Â place Â in Â the Â cen-Â ter Â of Â town Â I Â try Â and Â park Â on Â a Â side Â street Â to Â avoid Â frustration Â and Â the Â hectic Â stop Â lights.â€? Chronic Â congestion Â in Â New Â Paltz Â is Â perceived Â as Â an Â inconvenience Â and Â causes Â people Â to Â modify Â their Â travel Â behavior Â by Â choosing Â not Â to Â travel, Â changing Â their Â depar-Â
ture Â times Â and Â their Â travel Â routes Â â€” Â which Â is Â what Â the Â access Â management Â plan Â is Â hoping Â WRÂż[ According Â to Â Gallerie, Â the Â proposed Â ac-Â cess Â management Â change Â was Â the Â result Â of Â these Â discussions Â over Â the Â course Â of Â seven Â years Â with Â representatives Â of Â the Â New Â York Â 6WDWH 'HSDUWPHQW RI 7UDQVSRUWDWLRQ DQG Planning Â Board Â attorney. As Â of Â now, Â the Â proposal Â is Â currently Â be-Â fore Â the Â Town Â of Â New Â Paltz Â Planning Â Board Â for Â consideration. Â The Â next Â step Â in Â the Â pro-Â cess Â will Â be Â for Â the Â Planning Â Board Â to Â rec-Â ommend Â it Â Â to Â the Â Town Â Council. Â Gallerie Â said Â since Â a Â change Â to Â an Â existing Â law Â is Â being Â proposed, Â a Â public Â hearing Â would Â be Â held Â before Â the Â Town Â Council Â could Â vote Â to Â adopt Â it, Â then Â the Â revision Â would Â have Â to Â be Â ÂżOHGZLWKWKHVWDWH Gallerie Â said Â she Â canâ€™t Â predict Â how Â long Â this Â process Â will Â take, Â but Â it Â is Â conceivable Â that Â the Â process Â could Â be Â completed Â by Â this Â summer. â€œThe Â proposed Â change Â would Â affect Â only Â new Â sites Â or Â changes Â to Â existing Â sites Â undergoing Â review Â by Â the Â Planning Â Board,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œAlthough Â the Â revision Â to Â the Â law Â could Â go Â into Â effect Â as Â soon Â as Â adopted Â and Â ÂżOHG LWV DFWXDO DSSOLFDWLRQ ZLOO GHSHQG RQ the Â progress Â of Â new Â development Â proposals Â or Â site Â plan Â revisions.â€?
Town Â Board Â Close Â To Â Passing Â Electric Â Car Â Charging Â Stations Â By Â Cat Â Tacopina Â Editor-Âin-ÂChief Â | Â Ctacopina97@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Town Â Supervisor Â Susan Â Zimet Â said Â itâ€™s Â â€œvery Â possibleâ€? Â New Â Paltz Â may Â soon Â be Â home Â to Â electric Â car Â charging Â stations Â in Â town Â parking Â lots. After Â discussions Â about Â the Â possi-Â bility Â of Â installing Â electric Â car Â chargers Â were Â held Â at Â the Â Town Â Boardâ€™s Â Feb. Â 20 Â PHHWLQJ =LPHW VDLG VKH LV FRQÂżGHQW LW will Â pass Â once Â a Â vote Â is Â held Â at Â the Â Feb. Â 27 Â meeting. â€œThe Â only Â reason Â we Â didnâ€™t Â vote Â â€˜yesâ€™ Â on Â it Â at Â our Â last Â meeting Â was Â that Â we Â were Â missing Â one Â of Â our Â board Â mem-Â bers Â and Â we Â wanted Â to Â make Â sure Â every-Â one Â on Â the Â board Â got Â a Â say,â€? Â Zimet Â said. Â â€œThereâ€™s Â no Â reason Â to Â not Â vote Â [yes] Â on Â this.â€? New Â Paltz Â has Â a Â tradition Â and Â com-Â mitment Â to Â environmental Â conscious-Â ness, Â Zimet Â said. Â She Â also Â said Â there Â are Â several Â opportunities Â already Â in Â New Â Paltz Â for Â electric Â car Â chargers Â to Â be Â used. Â
Zimet Â said Â among Â the Â electric Â cars Â al-Â ready Â owned Â by Â community Â members, Â the Â town Â purchased Â a Â hybrid Â car Â for Â the Â police Â department Â which Â will Â be Â com-Â patible Â with Â the Â electric Â car Â chargers. &RXQFLOPDQ 'DQ 7RUUHV VDLG KDY-Â ing Â electric Â car Â chargers Â in Â New Â Paltz Â will Â further Â promote Â the Â town Â as Â being Â environmentally-Âconscious, Â and Â will Â aid Â in Â the Â townâ€™s Â path Â toward Â sustainability. Â â€œNew Â Paltz Â is Â the Â kind Â of Â communi-Â ty Â where Â we Â promote Â walking Â and Â bike Â riding, Â but Â obviously Â people Â need Â cars Â as Â well,â€? Â Torres Â said. Â â€œWe Â want Â to Â have Â these Â chargers Â installed Â because Â theyâ€™ll Â encourage Â residents Â to Â purchase Â electric Â cars, Â which Â will Â in Â turn Â make Â us Â more Â sustainable.â€? 7KRXJK QRW \HW RIÂżFLDO WKH WRZQ is Â looking Â for Â ways Â to Â fund Â the Â instal-Â lation. Â The Â cost Â of Â purchase Â has Â yet Â to Â be Â determined. Â Torres Â said Â the Â town Â started Â shopping Â around Â for Â grants Â be-Â IRUH RIÂżFLDO FRQÂżUPDWLRQ EHFDXVH WKH\
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want Â New Â Paltz Â to Â be Â eligible Â to Â receive Â grants Â early. Â Âł7KLV LV GHÂżQLWHO\ VRPHWKLQJ FRP-Â munity Â members Â are Â interested Â in Â and Â something Â they Â believe Â will Â improve Â the Â town,â€? Â Torres Â said. Â â€œWe Â want Â to Â send Â in Â JUDQWUHTXHVWVHDUO\VRZHFDQEHÂżUVWLQ line Â to Â receive Â them.â€? Â Zimet Â said Â this Â is Â one Â of Â several Â ini-Â tiatives Â toward Â improving Â the Â townâ€™s Â energy Â conservation. Â She Â also Â said Â the Â town Â has Â already Â talked Â with Â several Â ÂżUPV ZKR KDYH LQWHUHVW LQ DLGLQJ 1HZ Paltzâ€™s Â push Â for Â energy Â conservation. Â Torres Â said Â he Â believes Â having Â elec-Â tric Â car Â chargers Â in Â New Â Paltz Â is Â a Â per-Â IHFWÂżWZLWKWKHFRPPXQLW\ â€œWeâ€™re Â blessed Â to Â have Â people Â in Â our Â community Â who Â are Â environmental-Â ly-Âconscious Â and Â see Â the Â good Â that Â hav-Â ing Â electric Â car Â chargers Â in Â our Â commu-Â nity Â will Â bring,â€? Â Torres Â said. Â â€œThis Â will Â be Â great Â for Â New Â Paltz Â now Â and Â in Â the Â future Â as Â well.â€? Â
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Student Â senators Â have Â begun Â the Â semester Â by Â discussing Â desired Â changes Â they Â want Â to Â make Â to Â several Â academic Â policies. Senator Â Zach Â Grossman, Â a Â student Â representative Â on Â the Â Academic Â Affairs Â Committee, Â said Â the Â committee Â plans Â to Â make Â changes Â to Â Student Â Evaluations Â of Â Instruction Â (SEI). Â Senators Â Nadia Â Alirahi Â and Â Jesse Â Ginsburg Â are Â working Â with Â the Â Liberal Â Education Â Committee Â to Â make Â changes Â to Â General Â Education Â (GE) Â and Â Graduation Â requirements. Â Alirahi Â and Â Ginsburg Â said Â the Â goal Â of Â Â the Â Liberal Â Education Â Committee Â is Â to Â reduce Â the Â amount Â of Â GEs Â students Â are Â required Â to Â take Â before Â graduating. Â The Â committee Â is Â focused Â on Â helping Â undergraduate Â students Â become Â more Â well-Ârounded. â€œThere Â are Â going Â to Â be Â a Â lot Â fewer Â GEs,â€? Â Ginsburg Â said. Â â€œYou Â will Â also Â have Â more Â choices Â in Â the Â selection Â of Â classes Â you Â need Â to Â use Â as Â your Â GE Â re-Â quirements.â€? Alirahi Â said Â the Â committee Â wants Â to Â eliminate Â Composition Â I Â and Â II, Â and Â in-Â stead Â offer Â one Â Composition Â course Â and Â a Â pre-ÂComposition Â course Â for Â students Â not Â prepared Â to Â meet Â the Â demands Â of Â the Â Composition Â class. Â Students Â will Â no Â longer Â be Â able Â to Â place Â out Â of Â Â math Â or Â foreign Â language Â classes. Â Alirahi Â said Â the Â only Â way Â to Â get Â out Â of Â either Â is Â to Â have Â received Â cred-Â its Â from Â a Â college Â course Â before Â enroll-Â ment Â or Â to Â have Â gotten Â credit Â out Â of Â high Â school Â AP Â and Â IB Â courses. Â She Â also Â said Â that Â certain Â GE Â re-Â quirements Â will Â become Â optional. Â From Â a Â pool Â of Â six Â GE Â requirements, Â students Â will Â be Â allowed Â to Â choose Â three Â of Â the Â VL[UHTXLUHPHQWVWRÂżOO Both Â Alirahi Â and Â Ginsburg Â said Â the Â committee Â plans Â to Â introduce Â more Â graduation Â requirements Â for Â undergrad-Â uates. Â They Â said Â the Â committee Â plans Â to Â LQWURGXFHDQLQWHUGLVFLSOLQDU\ÂżUVW\HDU seminar Â after Â the Â composition Â class. Â They Â will Â also Â require Â students Â to Â take Â at Â least Â one Â STEM Â (Science, Â Technol-Â ogy, Â Engineering, Â Math) Â class, Â along Â with Â a Â capstone Â course Â once Â they Â are Â FORVH WR ÂżQLVKLQJ WKHLU XQGHUJUDGXDWH degree. Assistant Â Professor Â of Â Chemis-Â try Â and Â Liberal Â Education Â Committee Â
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member Â Megan Â Ferguson Â said Â the Â goal Â of Â the Â new Â GE Â and Â graduation Â require-Â ments Â are Â consistent Â with Â SUNY Â New Â Paltzâ€™s Â goal Â for Â education Â in Â the Â future. Â â€œTodayâ€™s Â environment Â is Â so Â fast Â and Â it Â changes Â so Â quickly Â that Â students Â need Â to Â be Â prepared Â and Â able Â to Â tackle Â prob-Â lems Â you Â didnâ€™t Â necessarily Â learn Â in Â school,â€? Â Ferguson Â said. Â â€œWeâ€™re Â trying Â to Â enhance Â problem-Âsolving Â and Â quan-Â titative Â skills Â by Â teaching Â from Â a Â variety Â of Â perspectives. Â With Â the Â multi-Âinter-Â disciplinary Â discourse Â offered Â early Â in Â your Â college Â career, Â we Â want Â to Â have Â it Â so Â students Â will Â be Â able Â to Â use Â what Â they Â learn Â in Â the Â upper Â division Â courses Â later Â in Â their Â career.â€? Grossman Â said Â the Â Academic Â Af-Â fairs Â Committee Â wants Â to Â make Â SEIs Â more Â transparent. Â Grossman Â said Â he Â wants Â the Â SEIs Â to Â be Â more Â constructive Â than Â other Â avenues Â students Â use Â to Â learn Â about Â potential Â professors. Â â€œRight Â now, Â the Â only Â way Â to Â reach Â a Â consensus Â about Â a Â professor Â is Â through Â either Â word Â of Â mouth Â or Â Ratemyprofes-Â sor.com,â€? Â Grossman Â said. Â â€œWe Â want Â to Â get Â the Â most Â out Â of Â the Â comments Â for Â both Â professors Â and Â students.â€? The Â committee Â also Â hopes Â to Â make Â it Â so Â professors Â can Â choose Â to Â not Â give Â their Â SEIs Â to Â their Â respective Â deans Â VKRXOGWKH\ÂżQGWKH6(,RIIHQVLYHDQG if Â the Â student Â agrees Â on Â their Â SEI Â of Â a Â
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professor Â to Â not Â have Â the Â comments Â re-Â leased Â to Â the Â dean, Â Grossman Â said. Â He Â said Â the Â goal Â of Â this Â is Â to Â lessen Â the Â unconstructive Â criticism Â students Â may Â feel Â comfortable Â giving Â to Â their Â professors Â because Â of Â the Â current Â ano-Â nymity Â of Â the Â SEIs. â€œPretty Â much Â all Â of Â the Â professors Â on Â the Â committee Â said Â theyâ€™ve Â received Â personal Â attacks Â on Â their Â SEIs Â in Â the Â past,â€? Â Grossman Â said. Â â€œNone Â of Â us Â on Â the Â committee Â think Â itâ€™s Â fair. Â From Â a Â student Â and Â faculty Â perspective, Â we Â want Â to Â make Â it Â so Â that Â itâ€™s Â as Â extremely Â constructive Â as Â possible...If Â a Â dean Â no-Â tices Â a Â professor Â continuously Â neglects Â to Â hand Â in Â their Â SEIs, Â they Â can Â inter-Â vene.â€? The Â committee Â wants Â to Â put Â em-Â phasis Â on Â the Â written Â portion Â of Â the Â SEI Â and Â shift Â away Â from Â the Â number Â rank-Â ing Â students Â can Â give. Â Grossman Â said Â he Â and Â the Â committee Â hope Â the Â comments Â can Â help Â build Â a Â more Â productive Â rela-Â tionship Â between Â professors Â and Â deans, Â so Â that Â the Â education Â experience Â ben-Â HÂżWVVWXGHQWVDQGIDFXOW\ â€œWe Â want Â to Â have Â fairness Â on Â all Â sides,â€? Â Grossman Â said.â€?Neither Â too Â pro-Âstudent, Â too Â pro-Âprofessor...we Â as Â students Â need Â to Â be Â constructive Â and Â re-Â member Â out Â professors Â are Â people Â too. Â Itâ€™s Â not Â right Â to Â hide Â behind Â a Â screen. Â They Â take Â it Â personally, Â and Â it Â can Â hurt.â€?
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it because it’s not collectively shared. It will rights,” she said. “They are demanding the right WRDEDWKURRPWKDWLVQ¶WVRGH¿QHGE\JHQGHUEL The LGBTQ Task Force was assigned with make awareness even stronger.” According to the climate report, New Paltz QDU\WKDWQRPDWWHUZKDWZHGRZHFDQ¶W¿WWKHUH making recommendations for improvement of the campus climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, has received an overall campus pride score of They’re saying it’s a matter of civil rights, [to have] a bathroom that is built in a way where pri- transgender and queer students, faculty and staff 2.5 stars out of 5. The highest score, three-and-a-half stars, vacy is honored.” at SUNY New Paltz, according to the report In the second draft of the report, the task released to the campus community in January was achieved in the areas of Housing and Resi- dence Life and Sexual Orientation. The lowest IRUFHVSHFL¿HGZKDWGLYLVLRQVVKRXOGEHLPSOH 2014. “We talked a little about some of the issues score, one star, was assigned to the category of menting direct changes, getting departments to take responsibility for more inclusiveness. we are trying to improve for the campus climate LGBT Support and Institutional Commitment. Tucci said the college was in the process of “We are the college,” Tucci said. “It’s not for LGBTQ students,” SUNY New Paltz Presi- making changes when they calculated the pride the president who needs to change SUNY New dent Donald Christian said. Paltz. He can guide changes, but it’s the work According to Christian, plans include at index, a national standard. “At the time things were already in prog- we do everyday that is where the change comes least one gender-neutral bathroom in every building, having more resources on the SUNY ress that were already invoking a lot of change from.” Fourth-year Women’s, Gen- New Paltz website, an LGBTQ mixer der and Sexuality Studies major as a part of summer orientation, us- Brendan Wright worked on the task ing preferred names with food or- ders, adding gender orientation for “We are the college,” Tucci said. “It’s not the force as a student representative from the Residence Hall Student the non-discrimination policy, having an LGBTQ expert go over all of the president who needs to change SUNY New Paltz. He Association and said the project has documentation and wording to make can guide changes, but it’s the work we do everyday and will continue to make a positive impact on the community. them gender inclusive and adding that is where the change comes from.” “It was a wonderful experi- new material for welcome week to ence to work in collaboration with help students understand these issues. MARCIA TUCCI faculty, staff and fellow students,” The task force found that 97 he said. “I would say I am most percent of respondents expressed proud of the immediate response supportive attitudes toward LGBTQ people at SUNY New Paltz. The triangulation of on campus,” she said. “We know when we do it for current construction plan updates and the the data included 11 focus groups, according to bi-annually we will score better on the next one. stipulation made by the president that all future Marcia Tucci, assistant dean for the Academic Our goal would be to get between the four and constructions should include a gender inclusive ¿YHUDQJH´ restroom.” Advising Center and task force member. Tucci said the issue of a lack of gender Director of the Psychological Counsel- “That really informed our understanding of what peoples’ experiences are in a very direct neutral bathrooms available on campus was the ing Center Gweneth Lloyd said her department number one safety issue for the LGBTQ com- works to make sure LGBTQ students feel safe way,” she said. and comfortable and she feels education would These 11 groups participated in in-depth munity. “Even though it’s potentially a very small foster knowledge and understanding in the com- discussions about campus climate issues and consisted of international students, student ath- number of people, the amount of discomfort they munity. “I think the college community remains letes, fraternity and sorority members, LGBTQ were experiencing not having these facilities students, trans students, bisexual students, resi- readily available on campus was causing them a very open,” Lloyd said. “I don’t like to use the dence life professionals, faculty (two groups), very high level of distress,” she said. “And we do word ‘tolerance’ because I think ‘tolerated’ facilities operations and maintenance and univer- have [gender neutral bathrooms]. But we don’t sounds like an annoyance, but in terms of liv- sity police department and LGBTQ employees, have them in places that were being most useful ing together and creating a community of un- according to the LGBTQ Campus Climate Task to students. We just kept saying that we need to derstanding and respecting and about how you bring this to a higher level of understanding of disagree. You can’t disagree by trying to oppress. Force report. 'LUHFWRURIWKH2I¿FHRI6WXGHQW$FWLYLWLHV what the risk is for students. When we brought You have to at least respect them as a human.” Patterson said he also thinks more central- and Union Services and chair of the task force, that data to the president, they were just amazed.” This prompted changes in the plans for the ized education will send a message to our new Mike Patterson, said the report was able to high- light some important LGBTQ issues on campus. renovation of Wooster Science Building to have entrants that this institution values respect for all. “The interesting thing about a college com- “There’s a good need that all of our campus a gender neutral bathroom centralized on cam- policies are up to date and current and reviewed pus, along with the changed policy that requires munity is that you’re always cycling through new in making sure they are not discriminatory in all new construction to have gender neutral bath- people,” Patterson said. “You always have new any way,” he said. “I think the other thing that rooms and any current renovations whenever people with opinions coming in. People have the needs to come out [of the report] is some sort of possible would include in their plans, these bath- right to their opinions and sometimes those opin- ions are not friendly. We believe in and we stand centralized group to identify what is going on on rooms, according to Tucci. “I think Trans [people] are the newest up for the rights of our LGBTQ counterparts and campus. There’s a lot of different things happen- ing on LGBTQ issues, but nobody knows about group of minorities to rise up and demand equal you have the right to believe what you want, but
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By Jennifer Newman Asst. Copy Editor | Jnewman46@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
To frack or not to frack, that is the nev- er-ending question. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not approved or disapproved the environmental impact of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, a controversial drilling technique that has been used to extract natural gas with the use of pressurized water mixed with chemicals. According to the Department of En- vironmental Conservation (DEC) website, they received more than 13,000 public comments on the Draft Supplemental Ge- neric Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) issued in September 2009. It was revised again in September 2011. The pub- lic comment period on the draft ended in January 2012. For those of you just tuning in, this is 2014, more than two years later. You may ask, what’s the hold up? That is a fantastic question. New York’s environmental commis- sioner said he won’t issue regulations to allow fracking for natural gas until at least April 2015, meaning Cuomo prob- ably won’t decide on the issue until after he faces re-election, according to a January Bloomberg Sustainability article. Is Cuomo putting off a decision on fracking, avoiding controversy running for president or re-election for governor? May- be. Probably. But even President Barack Obama is on the frack train, hiding behind the lure of independence from foreign oil and key- words like “natural gas” instead of “frack- ing.” The possible risks in the SGEIS range from chemical emissions to pollutants in water. Taking the time to thoroughly exam- ine the risks of fracking is not what bothers me, I’m all for it. What bothers me is that we do not know the health and environmen- tal impacts, but this huge issue seems to just be a political tool. Come on. No matter which way the decision falls, the health of New Yorkers should not be used for political gain. Period.
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Francois Â Deschamps Â is Â one Â of Â 27 Â fellows Â in Â the Â NYFA Â photography Â category.
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SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â Photography Â Professor Â Francois Â Deschamps Â was Â named Â a Â New Â York Â Foundation Â for Â the Â Arts Â (NYFA) Â fellow Â for Â the Â 2013 Â award Â cycle Â upon Â enter-Â ing Â work Â from Â his Â â€œPhoto-ÂRapideâ€? Â photo Â project. Â For Â the Â past Â 28 Â years, Â NYFA Â has Â provided Â over Â $27 Â million Â in Â unrestricted Â cash Â grants Â to Â artists Â in Â 15 Â disci-Â plines Â at Â critical Â stages Â in Â their Â creative Â development, Â ac-Â cording Â to Â the Â foundationâ€™s Â website. Â Artistsâ€™ Â Fellowship Â provides Â unrestricted Â grants Â of Â $7,000 Â to Â New Â York-Âbased Â artists Â and Â is Â intended Â to Â fund Â an Â artistâ€™s Â vision Â or Â voice, Â regardless Â of Â the Â level Â of Â his Â or Â her Â artistic Â career Â point. Â â€œIâ€™m Â very Â honored Â to Â have Â won. Â Iâ€™ve Â looked Â at Â the Â other Â winning Â photographers Â and Â their Â work Â is Â at Â a Â really Â high Â level Â and Â Iâ€™m Â amazed Â that Â I Â got Â it,â€? Â Deschamps Â said. Â â€œI Â look Â at Â it Â like Â wow, Â Iâ€™m Â in Â that Â same Â category.â€? Of Â the Â 27 Â fellows Â in Â the Â photography Â category, Â De-Â schamps Â represented Â Ulster Â County, Â as Â one Â of Â only Â two Â photographers Â who Â did Â not Â reside Â in Â New Â York Â City. Â A Â three-Âtime Â winner Â of Â the Â competitive Â NYFA Â Artistsâ€™ Â Fel-Â lowship, Â Deschamps Â said Â he Â had Â applied Â many Â times Â but Â had Â not Â won. Â â€œItâ€™s Â important Â to Â keep Â applying. Â Â Never Â assume Â you Â donâ€™t Â get Â it Â because Â youâ€™re Â not Â good,â€? Â Deschamps Â said. For Â the Â NYFA Â fellowship Â application, Â Deschamps Â chose Â eight Â photos Â from Â â€œPhoto-ÂRapideâ€? Â along Â with Â a Â statement. Â â€œPhoto-ÂRapideâ€? Â was Â the Â brainchild Â of Â Des-Â champsâ€™ Â 2010 Â Fulbright Â Senior Â Research Â Fellowship, Â during Â which Â he Â lived Â in Â Mali Â for Â a Â year. Â Deschamps Â said Â he Â loves Â teaching, Â but Â having Â been Â able Â to Â completely Â focus Â on Â his Â photography Â during Â the Â Fullbright Â was Â re-Â
Ă€HFWHGLQWKHTXDOLW\DQGVXFFHVVRIKLVZRUN+HPRVW recently Â displayed Â photos Â taken Â during Â his Â time Â in Â Mali Â at Â DVRORH[KLELWWLWOHGÂł7D[L%DPDNRÂ´DW2.+DUULV*DO-Â OHU\LQ6R+R â€œIâ€™m Â very Â grateful Â to Â the Â college, Â in Â particular Â to Â President Â Donald Â Christian Â who Â was Â very Â generous Â in Â supporting Â the Â Fullbright,â€? Â Deschamps Â said. Â â€œIt Â was Â also Â great Â to Â work Â with Â The Â Dorsky. Â This Â kind Â of Â stuff Â doesnâ€™t Â happen Â without Â support Â from Â people Â like Â the Â president, Â the Â dean Â at Â the Â time, Â exhibit Â visitors.â€? Photography Â Professor Â Ann Â Lovett, Â who Â served Â as Â a Â NYFA Â Artistsâ€™ Â Fellowship Â selection Â jury Â member Â in Â 1993, Â VDLGLWÂśVWHUULÂżFWRKHDUDERXW'HVFKDPSVÂśDZDUG â€œThis Â is Â an Â extremely Â competitive Â and Â prestigious Â DZDUGÂ´/RYHWWVDLGÂł)UDQFRLVLVGHÂżQLWHO\RQHRIWKRVH accomplished Â faculty Â members Â who Â has Â received Â ac-Â NQRZOHGJHPHQWRIKLVTXDOLW\RIZRUNLQWKHÂżHOGÂ´ Deschamps Â said Â heâ€™s Â used Â the Â award Â to Â cover Â the Â FRVWRIDQHZFDPHUDHTXLSPHQWDQGPDWHULDOVDQGZLOO VDYHVRPHIRUIXWXUHWUDYHOV+HDOVRVDLGPRQH\LVQÂśWWKH only Â reward Â from Â receiving Â the Â fellowship. â€œIt Â opens Â many Â doors. Â Many Â people Â read Â the Â list Â and Â make Â a Â note Â of Â the Â winners,â€? Â Deschamps Â said. Â â€œIt Â also Â helps Â when Â approaching Â curators Â with Â a Â body Â of Â work Â that Â has Â received Â such Â recognition.â€? Â Next, Â Deschamps Â said Â he Â plans Â to Â put Â an Â American Â take Â on Â his Â â€œPhoto-ÂRapideâ€? Â project, Â where Â he Â will Â travel Â around Â the Â country Â and Â take Â photos Â â€” Â capturing Â people Â being Â patiently Â waiting, Â even Â when Â confronted Â with Â ordi-Â narily Â stimulating Â surroundings. Â +H KDV DOUHDG\ EHHQ WR )ORULGD DQG SODQV WR YLVLW more Â states.
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The Â Department Â of Â Residence Â Life Â announced Â a Â new Â position Â in Â all Â residence Â halls Â on Â campus Â called Â â€œcultural Â liaison.â€? Â These Â indi-Â viduals Â will Â be Â trained Â to Â embrace Â diversity Â within Â the Â residence Â halls, Â while Â at Â the Â same Â time Â creating Â a Â sense Â of Â togetherness Â for Â students Â who Â may Â struggle Â with Â cultural Â issues. Â Liaisons Â must Â already Â be Â a Â resident Â assistant Â (RA). (DFK OLDLVRQ ZLOO EH UHTXLUHG WR PHHW LQ D FRPPLWWHH RI RWKHU liasons Â once Â a Â month Â to Â communicate Â between Â themselves Â and Â their Â respective Â hall Â in Â regards Â to Â the Â programming Â efforts Â that Â Residence Â Life Â will Â plan. Â Cultural Â liaisons Â will Â also Â conduct Â their Â own Â research Â on Â the Â efforts Â other Â universities Â are Â making Â for Â similar Â causes Â â€” Â a Â celebration Â of Â diversity Â and Â cultural Â awareness. Â Complex Â Director Â of Â Residence Â Life Â Sandy Â Pincay Â said Â the Â main Â goal Â of Â this Â cultural Â liaison Â position Â was Â to Â create Â a Â team Â dedicated Â to Â improving Â the Â atmosphere Â of Â living Â in Â the Â residence Â hall Â community. Â â€œWe Â wish Â to Â celebrate Â diversity Â and Â all Â cultural Â differences Â con-Â tinuously Â rather Â than Â waiting Â for Â an Â unfortunate Â event Â to Â happen,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œThe Â residents Â will Â learn Â that Â there Â is Â a Â resource Â within Â their Â hall Â that Â will Â be Â properly Â trained Â for Â cultural Â or Â diverse Â issues. Â Residents Â will Â be Â able Â to Â enjoy Â the Â celebration Â of Â these Â designed Â programs.â€? 2ULJLQDOO\ IURP 7DLZDQ XQGHFODUHG ÂżUVW\HDU VWXGHQW $QJHO +XDQJVDLGVKHWKLQNVWKHFXOWXUDOOLDLVRQSRVLWLRQLVQHFHVVDU\WRKDYH in Â the Â residence Â halls Â because Â it Â will Â help Â students Â of Â different Â cultures Â stay Â true Â to Â their Â roots. â€œThere Â are Â hundreds Â of Â people Â living Â in Â the Â dorms Â on Â campus Â and Â not Â every Â one Â of Â them Â share Â the Â same Â culture,â€? Â she Â said. Â Â â€œI Â believe Â it Â is Â important Â that Â the Â dorms Â acknowledge Â the Â different Â cultures Â that Â their Â residents Â may Â have Â and Â to Â share Â that Â with Â other Â residents. Â If Â a Â dormi-Â tory Â is Â supposed Â to Â be Â home Â to Â the Â college Â kids Â while Â they Â are Â studying Â here, Â they Â should Â have Â the Â opportunity Â to Â feel Â at Â home Â by Â celebrating Â the Â holidays Â of Â their Â culture Â or Â whatever Â else Â they Â are Â used Â to.â€? +XDQJDOVRVDLGWKHSRVLWLRQVHHPVOLNHDJUHDWZD\IRULQWHUHVWHG students Â to Â get Â involved Â in Â the Â campus Â community. Âł,WKLQNLWZRXOGEHJUHDWWRKDYHSHRSOHVSHFLÂżFDOO\WUDLQHGIRU this Â position Â to Â be Â in Â each Â dorm Â because Â this Â way Â the Â RAâ€™s Â duty Â is Â reduced Â and Â it Â gives Â other Â people Â opportunities Â to Â hold Â a Â leadership Â position,â€? Â she Â said. The Â Department Â of Â Residence Â Life Â believes Â the Â students Â cho-Â VHQWREHOLDLVRQVZLOOEHDEOHWRJURZSURIHVVLRQDOO\ZLWKVLJQLÂżFDQW WUDLQLQJDQGVXSSRUWIURPIDFXOW\3LQFD\VDLGWKLVSRVLWLRQZLOOEHQHÂżW the Â department Â as Â a Â whole Â as Â it Â is Â continuously Â making Â efforts Â to Â best Â serve Â the Â needs Â of Â campus Â residents. Following Â the Â nomination Â process, Â residence Â directors Â looked Â at Â the Â following: Â a Â student Â must Â be Â an Â RA Â for Â at Â least Â one Â year Â and Â dur-Â ing Â that Â time Â established Â a Â comfortable Â and Â trusting Â relationship Â with Â their Â residents. Â â€œThis Â will Â be Â favorable Â for Â the Â type Â of Â programs Â and Â conversa-Â WLRQVZHLQWHQGWRKDYHZKHUHVHQVLWLYLW\DQGWUXVWLVUHTXLUHGÂ´3LQFD\ said. This Â position Â was Â initiated Â by Â Associate Â Vice Â President Â Raymond Â Schwarz Â with Â the Â support Â of Â Corinna Â Caracci Â and Â the Â Department Â of Â Residence Â Life. Â Further Â development Â will Â be Â made Â with Â the Â collabora-Â tion Â of Â faculty Â from Â designated Â departments.
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Brew Baby, Brew / Distilling Inferno
By Â Hannah Â Nesich Assistant Â Copy Â Editor Â | Â Hnesich@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu Something Â different Â is Â brewing Â at Â Bacchus, Â and Â itâ€™s Â not Â their Â soup Â specials. The Â restaurant Â and Â bar Â just Â marked Â their Â sixth Â month Â of Â having Â homemade Â beer Â on Â the Â menu, Â brewed Â just Â feet Â away Â from Â customers Â by Â brewmasters Â Michael Â Renganeschi Â and Â Jason Â Synan. Â Since Â late Â August, Â the Â pair Â have Â brewed Â twice Â a Â week, Â creating Â one Â new Â beer Â a Â week. Â There Â are Â four Â styles Â they Â follow Â â€” Â a Â double Â IPA, Â a Â farmhouse Â ale, Â an Â imperial Â stout Â and Â a Â porter Â â€” Â but Â every Â single Â beer Â tastes Â at Â least Â slightly Â different Â from Â the Â last Â batch Â and Â takes Â a Â week Â to Â sell. Each Â beer Â is Â crafted Â in Â a Â similar Â style Â with Â comparable Â base Â ingredients, Â but Â differences Â occur Â throughout Â the Â brew-Â ing Â process, Â according Â to Â Renganeschi. Â â€œThatâ€™s Â what Â we Â are Â trying Â to Â do, Â have Â people Â expect Â a Â certain Â wholesale Â idea Â that Â keeps Â them Â on Â their Â toes Â also,â€? Â Renganeschi Â said. Â Each Â beer Â takes Â about Â a Â week Â to Â sell Â and Â the Â brewing Â process Â can Â take Â three Â weeks Â to Â three Â months, Â though Â they Â can Â choose Â to Â age Â beers Â for Â up Â to Â a Â few Â years. The Â process Â starts Â off Â with Â 80 Â to Â 100 Â gallons Â of Â water Â at Â 170 Â degrees Â and Â 250 Â to Â 300 Â lbs. Â of Â grain. Â Renganeschi Â and Â Synan Â use Â six Â fermenting Â tanks Â to Â ferment Â the Â liquid, Â and Â then Â move Â some Â concoctions Â to Â six Â wooden Â barrels, Â which Â DUHVSHFLÂżFWRWKHGLIIHUHQWNLQGVRIDOFRKROWKHLUĂ€DYRULQJ VKRXOG EH LQĂ€XHQFHG E\ Â˛ ZLQH EDUUHOV ZKLVNH\ EDUUHOV rum Â barrels Â and Â others. Â â€œThe Â idea Â is Â that Â each Â will Â take Â a Â little Â bit Â of Â character Â of Â the Â spirit Â that Â was Â in Â there Â beforehand,â€? Â Renganeschi Â said. Â Essentially, Â the Â porter Â beer Â you Â drink Â last Â week Â may Â not Â be Â exactly Â the Â same Â as Â the Â one Â you Â drink Â this Â week. Synan Â and Â Renganeschi Â started Â selling Â their Â brewed Â beer Â legally Â and Â commercially Â at Â Bacchus Â in Â August, Â but Â their Â history Â with Â brewing Â goes Â back Â much Â further. Renganeschi Â brewed Â throughout Â his Â college Â years, Â and Â shared Â his Â techniques Â with Â Synan Â after Â the Â two Â became Â friends Â while Â playing Â in Â a Â band Â three Â or Â four Â years Â ago, Â Syn-Â an Â said. Even Â if Â they Â werenâ€™t Â selling Â their Â brewed Â creations Â at Â Bacchus, Â they Â would Â still Â be Â brewing Â the Â way Â they Â started: Â with Â a Â single Â barrel, Â on Â Renganeschiâ€™s Â front Â patio. Â %HIRUHEHFRPLQJWKHRIÂżFLDOEUHZHUVRI%DFFKXV5HQ-Â ganeschi Â had Â worked Â at Â Bacchus Â as Â a Â waiter Â before, Â while Â Synan Â was Â co-Âmanager Â of Â the Â bar, Â a Â position Â he Â still Â holds. The Â pair Â had Â been Â casually Â brewing Â together Â for Â about Â a Â year Â before Â Synan Â got Â the Â green Â light Â from Â Bacchusâ€™ Â bar Â owner Â to Â create Â their Â own Â brews Â while Â in Â a Â staff Â meeting, Â something Â he Â previously Â viewed Â as Â being Â â€œmostly Â in Â the Â realm Â of Â fantasyâ€? Â because Â itâ€™s Â typically Â such Â an Â expensive Â endeavor. Â The Â good Â news Â arrived Â around Â the Â same Â time Â Rengan-Â eschi Â was Â set Â to Â move Â to Â Spain, Â leaving Â Synan Â with Â the Â task Â of Â convincing Â him Â to Â stay Â â€” Â a Â worthwhile Â decision, Â said Â Renganeschi. Â
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BACCHUS BAR AND RESTAURANT SERVES MICROBREWED CREATIONS
Renganeschi Â and Â Synan Â with Â their Â brewing Â equipment.
Renganeschi Â and Â Synan Â brew Â with Â locally Â produced Â products, Â sometimes Â serving Â beer Â to Â the Â very Â same Â people Â they Â purchased Â the Â grapes Â from Â earlier Â that Â week. Â This Â â€œfarm-Âto-Âtableâ€? Â practice, Â described Â by Â Renganeschi, Â really Â caters Â to Â the Â environmentally-Âconscious Â crowd Â of Â the Â Hud-Â son Â Valley. Â In Â addition, Â the Â brewers Â think Â another Â telling Â character-Â LVWLFRIWKHLUFRQVXPHUVLVDZLOOLQJQHVVWRWU\QHZĂ€DYRUV also Â indicative Â of Â the Â age Â of Â some Â of Â their Â clientele, Â accord-Â ing Â to Â Synan. Â Â â€œI Â think Â itâ€™s Â an Â aspect Â of Â the Â Pokemon, Â â€˜gotta Â catch Â â€˜em Â allâ€™ Â generation,â€? Â Synan Â said Â of Â his Â age Â demographicâ€™s Â atti-Â tude Â toward Â beer. Â â€œThat Â [our Â generation] Â is Â comfortable Â with Â variation, Â we Â are Â comfortable Â with Â not Â having Â a Â standby Â beer Â that Â we Â order, Â like Â Budweiser, Â when Â we Â walk Â into Â a Â bar.â€? Synan Â said Â when Â older Â customers Â ask Â for Â Guinness Â on Â tap Â and Â Synan Â Â reveals Â they Â donâ€™t Â carry Â that, Â â€œyou Â see Â their Â minds Â break, Â in Â a Â way, Â that Â I Â think Â is Â sometimes Â hard Â for Â them Â to Â understand Â we Â donâ€™t Â carry Â Guinness Â on Â tap.â€? Â Though Â Bacchus Â carries Â Guinness Â by Â the Â can, Â Synan Â said Â it Â underscores Â his Â point Â that Â being Â comfortable Â with Â try-Â ing Â new Â things Â might Â be Â an Â aspect Â of Â the Â younger Â generation Â of Â beer Â consumers, Â which Â comprises Â much Â of Â their Â fanbase. Â â€œOur Â philosophy Â as Â brewers Â is Â that Â we Â donâ€™t Â want Â to Â
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make Â anything Â thatâ€™s Â already Â been Â made Â â€” Â we Â want Â to Â make Â something Â new Â and Â exciting Â and Â interesting Â every Â single Â Â time,â€? Â Renganeschi Â said. Â â€œWeâ€™re Â lucky Â in Â the Â fact Â that Â we Â can Â do Â that Â with Â our Â clientele.â€? Synan Â said Â throughout Â the Â course Â of Â the Â project, Â Bac-Â chus Â was Â compared Â to Â New Â Paltz Â restaurant Â Gilded Â Otter. Â â€œThey Â have Â a Â much Â larger Â brewing Â system. Â They Â donâ€™t Â feature Â other Â peopleâ€™s Â beer Â on Â tap. Â Because Â of Â that, Â their Â brewing Â schedule, Â they Â are Â required Â to Â continue Â to Â produce Â beer,â€? Â Synan Â said. Â â€œWe Â donâ€™t Â have Â such Â an Â intensive Â brew-Â ing Â schedule, Â we Â offer Â one Â new Â beer Â at Â a Â time, Â maybe Â two. Â It Â allows Â us Â the Â freedom Â to Â be Â more Â creative.â€? Gilded Â Otter Â has Â been Â brewing Â since Â November Â of Â 1998, Â and Â features Â six Â to Â eight Â beers Â on Â tap. Â Throughout Â the Â 16 Â years Â theyâ€™ve Â been Â open, Â brewmaster Â Darren Â Currier Â has Â brewed Â close Â to Â 2000 Â batches Â and Â around Â 100 Â different Â styles Â of Â beer. Â For Â him, Â another Â brewery Â in Â town Â means Â more Â opportunity Â than Â it Â does Â competition. Â â€œIâ€™m Â glad Â Bacchus Â is Â brewing. Â The Â fact Â that Â the Â town Â has Â another Â brewery Â is Â good Â for Â business Â for Â both Â of Â us,â€? Â Currier, Â Gilded Â Otterâ€™s Â brewer Â since Â 2000, Â said. Â â€œCraft Â beer Â enthusiasts Â travel Â to Â brewery Â destinations. Â Â The Â more Â brew-Â eries Â in Â one Â area Â the Â better. Â It Â brings Â more Â beer Â fans Â to Â the Â area, Â which Â in Â turn Â means Â more Â business Â for Â all Â of Â us.â€?
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Expressive Innovation Ignites Education
WRITING PROJECT ENERGIZES SCHOOL CURRICULUM AND TEACHERS ALIKE By Â Roger Â Gilson Â Contributing Â Writer Â | Â Gilson46@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu The Â Hudson Â Valley Â Writing Â Project Â [HVWP], Â a Â teacher-Â enrichment Â program Â housed Â and Â partially Â funded Â by Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz, Â provides Â pre-Âschool Â to Â college-Âlevel Â educators Â of Â all Â disciplines Â with Â new Â skills Â to Â apply Â in Â the Â classroom. The Â HVWP Â is Â one Â of Â 195 Â local Â writing Â projects Â under Â the Â umbrella Â of Â The Â National Â Writing Â Project Â which Â strives Â to Â create Â a Â cross-Âdisciplinary Â and Â multi-Âlevel Â community Â of Â teachers Â to Â advance Â the Â way Â students Â express Â themselves. The Â cornerstone Â of Â the Â program Â is Â the Â Summer Â Insti-Â tute, Â a Â month-Âlong Â teacher-Âenrichment Â program Â that Â counts Â for Â nine Â graduate Â school Â credits. Â â€œOur Â model Â is Â one Â of Â teachers Â teaching Â teachers,â€? Â Tom Â Meyer, Â one Â of Â three Â co-Âfounders Â of Â The Â HVWP Â and Â associ-Â ate Â professor Â of Â secondary Â education Â at Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â said. â€œWhatâ€™s Â cool Â about Â a Â network Â is Â that Â it Â permits Â people Â to Â move Â knowledge Â and Â skill Â that Â we Â trade Â in Â a Â very Â recipro-Â cal Â way,â€? Â Meyer Â said. Bonnie Â Kaplan, Â the Â other Â co-Âfounder Â of Â the Â HVWP, Â said Â the Â National Â Writing Â Project Â was Â founded Â on Â the Â notion Â that Â teachers Â â€œneeded Â a Â sense Â of Â community.â€? Â â€œItâ€™s Â not Â just Â about Â a Â talking Â head, Â itâ€™s Â a Â shared Â mutual Â collaborative Â experience,â€? Â Kaplan Â said. Â The Â program Â works Â with Â styles Â of Â writing Â from Â every Â discipline, Â Meyer Â said. Â Science Â and Â Math Â educators Â partici-Â pate Â in Â the Â institute Â alongside Â English Â teachers.
Kathleen Â Yeager, Â who Â teaches Â elementary Â school Â stu-Â dents Â in Â need Â of Â academic Â intervention Â and Â is Â a Â graduate Â of Â WKH 6XPPHU ,QVWLWXWH VDLG WKH ÂżUVW WKLQJ WKDW KLW KHU XSRQ entering Â the Â program Â was Â â€œthese Â people Â are Â serious.â€? The Â variation Â of Â the Â teacherâ€™s Â subject Â area Â and Â grade Â level Â allowed Â Yeager Â to Â consider Â her Â work Â â€œfrom Â a Â variety Â of Â different Â perspectives.â€? â€œThough Â this Â interchange, Â I Â came Â to Â not Â only Â under-Â stand Â the Â work Â of Â others, Â but Â my Â own Â work Â on Â a Â totally Â new Â level,â€? Â Yeager Â said. According Â to Â Kaplan, Â the Â HVWP Â teaches Â educators Â to Â go Â beyond Â the Â written Â word Â and Â teach Â their Â students Â how Â to Â express Â themselves Â through Â different Â media. Kaplan Â specializes Â in Â educating Â teachers Â about Â â€œDigital Â Storytelling.â€? â€œI Â donâ€™t Â think Â you Â could Â go Â into Â teaching Â today Â and Â not Â be Â open Â to Â the Â digital Â horizon,â€? Â Kaplan Â said. Â â€œThe Â cool Â thing Â about Â digital Â writing Â is Â that Â it Â allows Â kids Â to Â develop Â skills Â on Â devices Â they Â have Â already Â fallen Â in Â love Â withâ€Śkids Â are Â developing Â a Â certain Â mastery, Â but Â they Â still Â need Â structure.â€? The Â multi-Âmodel Â learning Â of Â Digital Â Storytelling Â in-Â volves Â the Â mixing Â of Â writing Â with Â music, Â images, Â video Â and Â other Â components. â€œOnce Â you Â start Â adding Â in Â images Â and Â music, Â the Â writ-Â ing Â generally Â changesâ€Śevery Â piece Â of Â that Â new Â project Â that Â youâ€™re Â creating Â has Â to Â be Â showcased Â in Â some Â way,â€? Â Kaplan Â said. Â â€œThe Â kid Â who Â moves Â into Â Digital Â Storytelling Â is Â taking Â on Â a Â much Â more Â sophisticated Â and Â complicated Â experience Â
then Â you Â might Â have Â with Â a Â pen Â and Â a Â piece Â of Â paper,â€? Â said Â Kaplan. The Â HVWP Â multi-Âmodel Â approach Â can Â take Â other Â forms. Â Rebecca Â Burdett, Â a Â graduate Â of Â the Â Summer Â Insti-Â tute Â program Â who Â has Â taught Â Pre-ÂK Â through Â the Â sixth Â grade, Â said Â this Â approach Â â€œopened Â up Â another Â genreâ€? Â for Â her Â in Â the Â classroom. â€œIâ€™m Â an Â early Â childhood Â person, Â Iâ€™m Â not Â one Â to Â place Â my Â students Â in Â front Â of Â computers,â€? Â Burdett Â said. Â %XUGHWWGHYHORSHGDFXUULFXOXPWKDWLQWHJUDWHGWKHÂżUVW stages Â of Â linguistic Â education Â with Â her Â â€œfavorite Â passion, Â which Â is Â early Â childhood Â play.â€? Â â€œWhen Â I Â think Â about Â writing, Â I Â think Â of Â it Â as Â composi-Â tion, Â and Â we Â compose Â and Â create Â in Â multiple Â ways,â€? Â said Â Burdett. Â She Â believes Â that Â writing Â is Â based Â on Â expression, Â which Â can Â take Â on Â many Â forms. %XUGHWW GHYHORSHG D OHDUQLQJ SURJUDP IRU KHU ÂżUVW grade Â students Â where Â they Â create Â elaborate Â buildings Â out Â of Â wooden Â blocks Â to Â begin Â to Â learn Â the Â art Â of Â expression. Â Her Â students Â create Â projects Â with Â the Â blocks, Â which Â are Â then Â dis-Â cussed Â with Â Burdett. Â At Â the Â end Â of Â the Â week, Â the Â creation Â is Â â€œpublished,â€? Â through Â taking Â a Â picture Â of Â it, Â or Â writing Â a Â story, Â or Â telling Â a Â story Â about Â it. Kaplan Â and Â Burdett Â agreed Â the Â feedback Â given Â by Â grad-Â uates Â of Â the Â HVWP Â was Â exemplary. Â â€œTo Â have Â that Â network Â of Â peer Â support, Â it Â gives Â you Â the Â ability Â to Â broaden Â your Â practice Â in Â really Â dynamic Â way,â€? Â Burdett Â said.
Candlelit Prayers And Fond Memories
STUDENTS, FACULTY AND FAMILY GATHER TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS FOR DECEASED STUDENT By Â Andrew Â Lief Â Managing Â Editor Â | Â N02452747@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu On Â Wednesday, Â Feb. Â 26, Â at Â least Â 75 Â people Â gathered Â on Â the Â second Â level Â of Â the Â Student Â Union Â concourse Â for Â a Â candle-Â OLJKWPHPRULDOVHUYLFHWRKRQRUWKHOLIHRIÂżUVW\HDUVWXGHQW Eric Â Van Â de Â Laar, Â who Â passed Â away Â on Â Thursday, Â Feb. Â 6. Â Â The Â event Â began Â with Â Rev. Â Brother Â Salvatore Â Patricola Â of Â St. Â Josephsâ€™s Â Church Â in Â New Â Paltz Â addressing Â the Â crowd Â with Â opening Â words Â and Â led Â prayers. Â Â Ericâ€™s Â friends Â and Â family Â said Â he Â was Â a Â person Â who Â was Â passionate Â about Â music, Â loved Â playing Â video Â games, Â had Â a Â good Â sense Â of Â humor, Â a Â sharp Â wit Â and Â was Â someone Â who Â was Â able Â to Â maintain Â his Â composure. Â Â Ericâ€™s Â father, Â Lyell Â Van Â de Â Laar, Â addressed Â the Â crowd Â and Â thanked Â them Â for Â all Â of Â the Â kind Â words Â they Â posted Â on Â Face-Â book Â and Â said Â it Â meant Â so Â much Â to Â their Â family Â that Â everyone Â came Â out Â to Â the Â service. Â Â Â Â Ericâ€™s Â brother, Â Ian Â Van Â de Â Laar, Â said Â he Â was Â thankful Â for Â everyone Â in Â attendance Â for Â the Â support Â they Â have Â given Â their Â family.
Âł+H ZDV P\ EHVW IULHQG DQG P\ ÂżUVW PHPRULHV DUH RI Eric,â€? Â Ian Â Van Â de Â Laar Â said. Â Â First-Âyear Â biology Â major Â Alexandra Â Shea Â said Â she Â would Â always Â walk Â to Â her Â 9:25 Â a.m. Â classes Â with Â Eric, Â and Â described Â him Â as Â a Â person Â who Â put Â her Â at Â ease. Â Â )LUVW\HDU ÂżQH DUWV PDMRU +DOH\ 6SULQJVWRQ VDLG (ULFÂśV kindness Â made Â a Â big Â impression Â on Â her. Â She Â said Â when Â she Â ÂżUVWFDPHWR1HZ3DOW]VKHZDVYHU\QHUYRXVEXW(ULFJDYH her Â some Â of Â his Â momâ€™s Â cookies, Â making Â her Â feel Â at Â home. Â (ULFÂśVURRPPDWHÂżUVW\HDUELRORJ\PDMRU7KRPDV1LFK olas, Â said Â Eric Â was Â a Â person Â who Â was Â extremely Â kind, Â gener-Â ous Â and Â never Â judged Â anyone. Â Â First-Âyear Â journalism Â and Â political Â science Â double Â major Â Sarah Â Eames Â said Â she Â valued Â the Â time Â spent Â with Â Eric. Â Â â€œI Â will Â cherish Â my Â experiences Â with Â Eric Â for Â the Â rest Â of Â my Â time Â at Â New Â Paltz Â and Â for Â the Â rest Â of Â my Â life,â€? Â Eames Â said. Â Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â Associate Â Vice Â President Â Ray Â Schwarz Â said Â the Â service Â showed Â how Â large Â of Â an Â impact Â Eric Â had Â on Â the Â lives Â of Â those Â he Â met. Â Â Âł:KDW,WKLQNLWVD\VÂżUVWLVPRUHDERXW(ULFDQGKRZ he Â touched Â people Â than Â the Â community Â itself,â€? Â Schwarz Â said. Â Â
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â€œYes, Â it Â always Â makes Â me Â proud Â when Â the Â community Â comes Â together Â for Â each Â other, Â and Â New Â Paltz Â does Â that Â so Â well, Â but Â it Â speaks Â mostly Â to Â Eric Â and Â his Â sensitivity Â and Â his Â caring, Â which Â came Â out Â over Â and Â over Â again Â from Â the Â hearts Â of Â stu-Â dents.â€? Director Â of Â Student Â Activities Â and Â Union Â Services Â Mike Â Patterson Â said Â when Â people Â come Â together Â to Â honor Â someone Â WKH\KDYHORVWDQGORYHGLWGHÂżQHVDVHQVHRIFRPPXQLW\ â€œWhen Â we Â lose Â one Â of Â our Â own, Â those Â that Â are Â closest Â come Â together Â to Â share Â memories Â and Â honor Â the Â life Â of Â some-Â one Â that Â has Â been Â lost,â€? Â Patterson Â said. Â â€œThe Â students Â really Â led Â the Â effort Â on Â this Â and Â I Â think Â that Â shows Â a Â lot Â of Â commit-Â ment Â and Â care.â€? Balloons Â were Â handed Â out Â to Â those Â in Â attendance. Â Â At Â the Â end Â of Â the Â service, Â the Â balloons Â were Â released Â into Â the Â sky Â to Â signify Â the Â release Â of Â any Â regrets Â and Â to Â send Â prayers Â and Â thoughts Â of Â kindness Â into Â the Â sky. Â Â For Â anyone Â whoâ€™s Â seeking Â additional Â counseling, Â the Â campus Â Psychological Â Counseling Â Center Â can Â be Â reached Â at Â 845-Â257-Â2920 Â or Â during Â regular Â business Â hours Â Monday Â to Â Friday Â 8:30 Â a.m. Â to Â 5 Â p.m.
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Paw and Order: Supporting Vulnerable Witnesses THERAPY DOG PROVIDES COMFORT FOR CHILD VICTIMS IN THE COURTROOM
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Manâ€™s Â best Â friend Â just Â became Â a Â childâ€™s Â greatest Â ally. Â On Â Saturday Â Feb. Â 15, Â the Â New Â Paltz Â community Â was Â invited Â to Â the Â Coykendall Â Science Â Building Â audi-Â torium Â to Â learn Â about Â the Â use Â of Â facility Â trained Â dogs Â in Â the Â courtroom, Â in Â particular Â the Â story Â of Â â€œRosie,â€? Â 1HZ<RUN 6WDWHÂśV ÂżUVW MXGLFLDOO\ DSSURYHG FRXUWURRP therapy Â dog. Â Â Dr. Â David Â Crenshaw, Â clinical Â director Â at Â the Â Chil-Â drenâ€™s Â Home Â of Â Poughkeepsie, Â a Â residental Â shelter Â that Â provides Â therapeutic Â services Â to Â abused, Â neglected, Â or Â at-Ârisk Â children, Â moderated Â the Â event Â alongside Â li-Â censed Â clinical Â social Â worker Â Lori Â Stella, Â also Â of Â the Â &KLOGUHQÂśV +RPH ZKRVH ZRUN ZDV VLJQLÂżFDQWO\ LQ volved Â in Â the Â case Â which Â Rosie Â premiered. Â Stella Â shared Â the Â details Â of Â how Â the Â case Â was Â brought Â to Â trial Â and Â how Â through Â the Â use Â of Â Rosie, Â the Â victim, Â referred Â to Â as Â â€œJessica,â€? Â was Â able Â to Â testify Â against Â her Â abuser Â and Â receive Â justice. Â According Â to Â Stella, Â Jessica Â was Â born Â in Â Guate-Â mala Â and Â at Â one Â month Â old Â was Â left Â by Â her Â parents Â to Â be Â raised Â by Â her Â maternal Â grandparents, Â along Â with Â her Â older Â brother. Â Eleven Â years Â later Â Jessicaâ€™s Â mother Â re-Â turned Â to Â Guatemala Â to Â illegally Â immigrate Â Jessica Â and Â her Â sibling Â to Â a Â home Â the Â parents Â had Â established Â in Â Dutchess Â County, Â New Â York. Â During Â their Â travel, Â Jessicaâ€™s Â mother Â was Â caught Â by Â immigration Â authority Â and Â deported Â back Â to Â Guatema-Â la, Â leaving Â Jessica Â and Â her Â brother Â to Â complete Â the Â trip Â into Â the Â United Â States Â with Â the Â other Â illegal Â immigrants Â they Â were Â traveling Â with, Â where Â Jessicaâ€™s Â father Â would Â eventually Â meet Â them Â and Â take Â them Â to Â New Â York. Within Â one Â month Â of Â her Â living Â there, Â Jessicaâ€™s Â fa-Â ther Â began Â molesting Â her, Â which Â soon Â grew Â into Â rap-Â ing Â her Â on Â a Â repeated Â basis, Â some Â of Â which Â resulted Â in Â pregnancies Â and Â forced Â abortions, Â Stella Â said. Â Jessicaâ€™s Â abuse Â would Â last Â four Â years Â until Â the Â day Â she Â resisted Â her Â fatherâ€™s Â advances Â and Â drew Â an Â attempt Â on Â her Â life. Â Jessica Â was Â able Â to Â evade Â the Â attack Â and Â run Â away Â to Â Connecticut Â where Â she Â was Â picked Â up Â by Â Child Â Protec-Â tive Â Services Â and Â divulged Â the Â abuse Â she Â had Â endured Â at Â the Â hands Â of Â her Â father. Â After Â police Â recorded Â a Â phone Â call Â where Â Jessica Â tried Â to Â have Â her Â father Â admit Â what Â he Â had Â done, Â she Â was Â placed Â in Â group Â care Â at Â the Â Childrenâ€™s Â Home Â in Â June Â 2010, Â where Â Stella Â was Â assigned Â as Â her Â social Â worker. Â Jessicaâ€™s Â father Â was Â placed Â in Â custody Â await-Â ing Â trial, Â while Â Jessica Â spent Â nearly Â a Â year Â and Â a Â half Â at Â the Â Childrenâ€™s Â Home Â unable Â to Â speak Â of Â the Â trauma Â she Â suffered Â to Â Stella Â or Â other Â counselors. Â Âł$ORWRIWLPHVVKHZRXOGMXVWFRPHWRP\RIÂżFH
DQGFU\DQG,FRXOGQHYHUÂżJXUHRXWZK\Â´6WHOODVDLG Âł,GLGQÂśWNQRZLIVKHZDVKDYLQJĂ€DVKEDFNVRIKHUGDG I Â didnâ€™t Â know Â if Â she Â was Â missing Â her Â siblings...Jessica Â was Â very Â introverted Â and Â couldnâ€™t Â talk Â about Â her Â feel-Â ings.â€? In Â late Â winter Â 2010, Â with Â the Â trial Â of Â Jessicaâ€™s Â father Â drawing Â near, Â Stella Â worried Â Jessica Â would Â be Â unable Â to Â testify Â as Â the Â primary Â witness Â â€“ Â acquitting Â her Â father Â of Â the Â crime. Â Dr. Â Crenshaw Â approached Â Stella Â with Â an Â idea Â he Â had Â seen Â at Â a Â recent Â conference Â â€“ Â the Â use Â of Â courthouse Â therapy Â dogs. Â Having Â worked Â with Â Jessica Â for Â months Â with Â no Â breakthroughs, Â Stella Â decided Â to Â give Â it Â a Â try. Â ,QWKHPHDQWLPH6WHOODWRRN-HVVLFDWRKHUÂżUVWWULDO preparation. â€œThe Â questions Â they Â had Â to Â ask Â this Â kid, Â I Â wanted Â to Â crawl Â under Â the Â table,â€? Â Stella Â said. Â â€œI Â just Â could Â not Â imagine Â being Â a Â kid Â and Â having Â to Â answer Â these Â questions Â that Â are Â so Â uncomfortable. Â [Jessica] Â cried Â so Â much Â and Â we Â had Â to Â keep Â taking Â breaks. Â I Â couldnâ€™t Â believe Â the Â amount Â of Â pain Â this Â kid Â would Â have Â to Â go Â through Â time Â and Â time Â again Â preparing Â for Â this.â€? Â In Â spring Â of Â 2011, Â Rosie, Â an Â 11-Âyear-Âold Â golden Â retriever, Â was Â brought Â to Â the Â Childrenâ€™s Â Home Â for Â Jessicaâ€™s Â session. Â Stella Â recalled Â the Â ÂżUVWWLPHWKHWZRHQFRXQWHUHGRQHDQRWKHU â€œWe Â went Â outside Â for Â a Â walk Â behind Â the Â home Â where Â there Â are Â some Â picnic Â tables, Â which Â I Â thought Â would Â be Â nice Â with Â the Â dog,â€? Â Stella Â said. Â â€œI Â sat Â down Â at Â the Â table Â and Â Jessica Â sat Â across Â from Â me. Â And Â Rosie, Â Rosie Â just Â hopped Â up Â on Â the Â bench Â and Â sat Â next Â to Â Jessica. Â I Â thought Â that Â was Â such Â an Â amazing Â moment Â behind Â dog Â and Â hu-Â man.â€? 7KDWDIWHUQRRQDOVRPDUNHGWKHÂżUVWWLPH-HV sica Â discussed Â something Â that Â was Â bothering Â her. Â Stella Â said Â after Â that Â she Â worked Â with Â Jessica Â and Â Rosie Â everyday. Â In Â the Â presence Â of Â Rosie, Â Jessica Â felt Â comforted Â enough Â to Â discuss Â her Â abuse Â with Â Stella Â as Â well Â as Â with Â attorneys Â during Â trial Â preparations. Â â€œRosie Â really Â allowed Â Jessica Â to Â open Â up Â and Â talk Â about Â these Â traumatic Â events Â without Â taking Â breaks Â or Â sobbing,â€? Â Stella Â said. Â Before Â the Â trial Â commenced, Â the Â defense Â argued Â that Â the Â presence Â of Â Rosie Â in Â the Â courtroom Â would Â sway Â the Â jury Â to Â sympathy. Â However, Â after Â a Â brief Â KHDULQJ LQ ZKLFK 6WHOOD WHVWLÂżHG WR WKH QHFHVVLW\ RI Rosie Â in Â regards Â to Â Jessicaâ€™s Â testimony Â as Â well Â as Â pre-Â venting Â re-Âtraumatizing Â her, Â the Â dog Â was Â allowed Â to Â take Â the Â stand. Â According Â to Â Stella, Â the Â jury Â was Â unable Â to Â see Â Rosie Â as Â she Â lay Â in Â the Â witness Â box Â nuzzling Â Jessicaâ€™s Â foot Â when Â necessary. Â Jessicaâ€™s Â testimony Â lasted Â for Â
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more Â than Â an Â hour, Â said Â Stella, Â all Â while Â her Â father Â glared Â at Â her Â from Â the Â defendant Â seat. Â In Â the Â days Â following, Â the Â jury Â reached Â a Â guilty Â verdict, Â what Â Stella Â said Â was Â an Â emotional Â moment Â for Â both Â her Â and Â Jessica. Â The Â defense Â has Â since Â decided Â to Â appeal Â the Â case, Â reasoning Â again Â that Â Rosieâ€™s Â presence Â LQĂ€XHQFHGWKHMXU\ The Â historic Â case Â has Â prompted Â state Â legislature Â NQRZQDVÂł5RVLHÂśV/DZÂ´DELOOWKDWLIUDWLÂżHGZRXOG permit Â the Â use Â of Â facility Â trained Â therapy Â dogs Â in Â court-Â houseâ€™s Â across Â New Â York. Â Stella Â has Â gone Â on Â to Â use Â blood Â descendant Â therapy Â dogs Â in Â her Â work Â since Â Rosie Â passed Â in Â spring Â 2012. Â 6KHVDLGWKDWLIDFXOWXUHÂżQGVLWQHFHVVDU\WRSODFH children Â in Â front Â of Â court, Â there Â should Â be Â measures Â or Â options Â in Â place Â to Â remain Â sensi-Â tive Â to Â them Â as Â victims. Â Â Â Â â€œNelson Â Mandela Â said Â â€˜There Â can Â be Â no Â keener Â revelation Â of Â a Â societyâ€™s Â soul Â than Â the Â way Â it Â treats Â its Â children,â€™ Â and Â I Â agree Â with Â that,â€? Â Stella Â said.
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New Club Nothing Close To A Drag DRAG PERFORMANCE CLUB STARTS AT NEW PALTZ
This Â semester, Â New Â Paltz Â is Â getting Â an Â injection Â of Â charisma, Â uniqueness, Â nerve Â and Â talent Â from Â one Â of Â its Â newest Â clubs. Â The Â Kings Â and Â Queens Â of Â New Â Paltz, Â SUNY Â New Â Paltzâ€™s Â Drag Â Performance Â club, Â has Â opened Â its Â doors Â this Â semester Â to Â welcome Â students Â interested Â in Â drag Â performance Â and Â culture. Â Though Â the Â club Â is Â still Â in Â its Â infancy, Â co-Âfounders Â Mike Â Persico Â and Â Connor Â Hen-Â derson Â already Â have Â grand Â plans Â and Â aspirations Â for Â their Â inaugural Â semester. â€œWe Â donâ€™t Â want Â to Â exclude Â anyone,â€? Â Persico Â said. Â â€œThis Â is Â a Â place Â for Â people Â with Â experience Â and Â itâ€™s Â a Â place Â where Â people Â can Â start Â off. Â Itâ€™s Â basically Â like Â drag Â boot Â camp.â€? Both Â Persico Â and Â Henderson Â have Â already Â start-Â HG GRLQJ SHUIRUPDQFHV LQ GUDJ +HQGHUVRQ D ÂżUVW \HDU SKRWRJUDSK\ PDMRU ZDV ÂżUVW LQWURGXFHG WR GUDJ through Â a Â friend Â and Â found Â inspiration Â from Â him. Â â€œI Â always Â thought Â it Â was Â really Â cool Â and Â I Â wanted Â to Â try Â it Â out,â€? Â Henderson Â said. Â â€œHe Â really Â got Â me Â started Â and Â taught Â me Â the Â tricks Â of Â the Â trade.â€? Â 3HUVLFR D ÂżUVW\HDU SV\FKRORJ\ PDMRU KDV EHHQ SDUWRIWKHGUDJVFHQHIRUOHVVWKDQD\HDUZLWKKLVÂżUVW experience Â being Â his Â high Â schoolâ€™s Â spirit Â week Â and Â GUHVVLQJXSDVDQRWRULRXVOLWHUDU\ÂżJXUH â€œI Â didnâ€™t Â even Â know Â what Â drag Â was Â until Â last Â April Â and Â a Â friend Â introduced Â me Â to Â â€˜RuPaulâ€™s Â Drag Â Race,â€™â€? Â Persico Â said. Â â€œI Â fell Â in Â love Â and Â was Â later Â asked Â to Â go Â to Â school Â as Â the Â Queen Â of Â Hearts. Â After Â that Â I Â just Â bought Â a Â ton Â of Â make-Âup Â and Â started Â doing Â it Â all Â on Â my Â own. Â Itâ€™s Â become Â my Â creative Â outlet.â€? As Â the Â clubâ€™s Â co-Âfounders, Â the Â two Â have Â discussed Â some Â of Â the Â goals Â they Â have Â for Â this Â semester. Â The Â club Â was Â asked Â to Â perform Â in Â the Â March Â 8 Â Drag Â Show Â that Â will Â feature Â â€œRuPaulâ€™s Â Drag Â Raceâ€? Â season Â three Â contes-Â tant Â Shangela Â Laquifa Â Wadley. Â On Â top Â of Â this, Â Persico Â and Â Henderson Â said Â they Â plan Â on Â having Â several Â small Â performances Â throughout Â the Â year. In Â order Â to Â get Â club Â members Â who Â may Â be Â new Â to Â drag Â culture Â comfortable Â with Â performing, Â the Â two Â co-Â founders Â want Â to Â host Â a Â series Â of Â mini-Âdrag Â shows Â and Â have Â a Â â€œbig Â drag Â ballâ€? Â at Â the Â end Â of Â the Â semester. Â They Â also Â said Â they Â were Â interested Â in Â hosting Â a Â â€œNew Â Paltz Â Drag Â Raceâ€? Â at Â some Â point Â during Â the Â semester. Â â€œThere Â are Â so Â many Â things Â we Â want Â to Â do,â€? Â Persico Â said. Â â€œWe Â want Â to Â do Â be Â able Â to Â teach Â girls Â make-Âup Â tips Â and Â host Â performances Â throughout Â the Â semester. Â Thereâ€™s Â so Â much Â we Â can Â and Â want Â to Â do.â€? However, Â performance Â and Â programs Â arenâ€™t Â the Â
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only Â focus Â the Â club Â has. Â Henderson Â said Â being Â com-Â fortable Â in Â drag Â is Â a Â â€œliberatingâ€? Â experience, Â but Â it Â takes Â time Â and Â encouragement Â to Â become Â comfortable Â in Â your Â own Â skin. Â Âł7KHÂżUVWWLPH,ZDVLQGUDJP\IULHQGSDLQWHGP\ whole Â face Â for Â me Â and Â when Â I Â looked Â in Â the Â mirror Â I Â couldnâ€™t Â believe Â it Â was Â me,â€? Â Henderson Â said. Â â€œI Â looked Â like Â a Â different Â person. Â I Â could Â totally Â change Â who Â I Â was, Â and Â I Â think Â itâ€™s Â really Â liberating Â to Â have Â something Â where Â you Â can Â change Â so Â much Â about Â yourself, Â but Â you Â
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can Â still Â be Â you.â€? Persico Â also Â said Â that Â acceptance Â and Â self-Âworth Â are Â part Â of Â the Â clubâ€™s Â mission, Â and Â that Â he Â and Â Hender-Â son Â will Â use Â every Â opportunity Â they Â can Â to Â help Â club Â members Â thrive Â not Â just Â in Â drag, Â but Â in Â all Â facets Â of Â their Â lives. Â Â â€œWe Â want Â to Â inspire Â people Â to Â be Â comfortable Â in Â their Â own Â skin,â€? Â he Â said. The Â club Â meets Â on Â Thursdays Â at Â 9:30 Â p.m. Â in Â Stu-Â dent Â Union Â 414.
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Finding A Common Solution By Â Maddie Â Anthony Â Copy Â Editor Â | Â N02436976@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Public Â Education Â Now: Â Reform, Â Resistance, Â and Â Solutions Â in Â New Â York Â State, Â a Â panel Â discussion Â ad-Â dressing Â current Â educational Â policies Â and Â their Â effects Â on Â students Â as Â well Â as Â educators Â and Â parents, Â was Â held Â on Â Wednesday, Â Feb. Â 19 Â in Â the Â Coykendall Â Science Â Building Â auditorium. Â Eight Â people Â spoke Â at Â the Â forum Â starting Â with Â Leonie Â Haimson Â from Â Class Â Size Â Matters Â who Â spoke Â about Â ,Q%ORRP,QFGHÂżQHGDVÂłDQLQGHSHQ-Â GHQW QRQSURÂżW RUJDQL]DWLRQ ZKRVH mission Â is Â to Â provide Â a Â valuable Â re-Â source Â to Â teachers, Â students Â and Â fami-Â lies Â to Â improve Â education,â€? Â according Â to Â its Â website. Â Haimson Â spoke Â about Â how Â the Â threat Â to Â student Â privacy Â and Â safety Â is Â a Â result Â of Â the Â new Â trend Â data Â sharing. According Â to Â Haimson, Â New Â York Â State Â is Â the Â worst Â state Â in Â the Â country Â when Â it Â comes Â to Â data Â privacy. Âł:HQHHGWRUHFODLPSXEOLFHGXFD-Â tion Â for Â the Â public Â good, Â we Â need Â to Â create Â schools Â our Â children Â deserveâ€Ś Â with Â the Â information Â available Â through Â data Â sharing, Â teachers Â tend Â to Â stereo-Â type Â students Â before Â theyâ€™ve Â even Â met Â them,â€? Â Haimson Â said. Karen Â Sprowal, Â a Â New Â York Â City Â SDUHQW RI D ÂżIWK JUDGHU QDPHG 0DW-Â thew, Â who Â requires Â special Â learning, Â spoke Â about Â her Â initial Â reaction Â after Â ÂżQGLQJRXWDOORIWKHLQIRUPDWLRQWKDW is Â readily Â available Â to Â third Â parties Â of Â his Â school. Â Âł,I\RXGRVRPHUHVHDUFK\RXZLOO be Â extremely Â surprised Â as Â I Â was. Â Itâ€™s Â like Â big Â brother Â on Â steroids,â€? Â Sprowal Â said. 6SRZDOÂśVVRQKDGDQÂłHGXFDWLRQDO neurologicalâ€? Â evaluation, Â a Â 25-Âpage-Â long Â document Â which Â was Â then Â scanned Â into Â records. Â Âł)RUP\VRQKLVVFKRROUHFRUGVDUH his Â medical Â records,â€? Â Spowal Â said. Â The Â topic Â then Â moved Â on Â to Â the Â is-Â
sue Â of Â the Â Common Â Core, Â a Â state Â stan-Â dards Â initiative Â which Â is Â causing Â con-Â troversy Â throughout Â the Â state. Â Bianca Â Tanis, Â a Â special Â education Â teacher Â and Â a Â mother Â herself, Â spoke Â of Â the Â negative Â impacts Â of Â implementing Â the Â Common Â Core. Â She Â felt Â that Â mea-Â sures Â shouldnâ€™t Â be Â taken Â unless Â the Â PHDVXUHVDUHVROHO\IRUWKHEHQHÂżWRI students. Âł2XU VWUXJJOLQJ FKLOGUHQ DUH WKH canary Â in Â the Â coal Â mine,â€? Â she Â said. Â Âł1RRQHNQRZVZKDWWKHRXWFRPHZLOO beâ€Ś Â weâ€™ve Â always Â had Â standards.â€? 2QH RI WKH PDLQ FRQFHUQV DERXW the Â Common Â Core Â is Â the Â idea Â that Â the Â best Â teachers Â will Â leave Â the Â profession. Â Because Â teachers Â canâ€™t Â stop Â and Â take Â more Â time Â if Â the Â children Â arenâ€™t Â quite Â grasping Â a Â concept Â â€” Â or Â stay Â on Â a Â cer-Â tain Â subject Â because Â the Â students Â are Â so Â engaged Â in Â it Â â€” Â children Â with Â the Â highest Â needs Â are Â often Â the Â ones Â who Â struggle Â and Â fall Â behind Â according Â to Â Tanis. Mike Â Lillus, Â a Â high Â school Â teach-Â HU VDLG WKH FRPPRQ FRUH ÂłUHDOO\ LV an Â experiment Â on Â our Â children,â€? Â and Â FDOOHG WKH WHVWV JLYHQ ÂłGHYHORSPHQ-Â tally Â inappropriate.â€? Ken Â Mitchell, Â who Â came Â from Â the Â Lower Â Hudson Â Council Â of Â School Â Superintendents, Â said Â that Â Common Â Core Â narrowed Â curriculum Â and Â causes Â districts Â to Â have Â to Â cover Â unfunded Â costs Â leading Â to Â program Â and Â staff Â cuts He Â added Â that Â 91 Â percent Â of Â super-Â intendents Â thought Â they Â did Â not Â have Â enough Â money Â to Â comply Â with Â the Â Common Â Core Â and Â that Â 87 Â New Â York Â 6WDWHGLVWULFWVUHSRUWHGEHLQJLQÂżVFDO stress. Â Driving Â home Â the Â uncertainty Â of Â the Â Common Â Core, Â Mitchell Â quoted Â Bill Â Gates Â in Â the Â speech Â he Â gave Â to Â Harvard Â on Â the Â billions Â of Â dollars Â the Â Bill Â Gates Â Foundation Â put Â into Â educa-Â WLRQUHIRUPÂł,WZRXOGEHJUHDWLIRXU education Â stuff Â worked, Â but Â that Â we Â wonâ€™t Â know Â for Â probably Â a Â decade.â€? Parents Â and Â teachers Â discussed Â their Â concerns Â on Â New Â York Â Stateâ€™s Â Common Â Core Â standards. Â
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Snugs Gets Sexy For Slammers
IN TIGHTS OR VERSE, PERFORMERS NIP FUNDRAISING IN THE BUD By Â Katherine Â Speller
7KH ÂżUVW SHUIRUPDQFH SDLG KRPDJH WR 6WHSKHQ .LQJÂśV Âł7KH stage. Â Shining,â€? Â and Â entailed Â the Â performer, Â with Â the Â burlesque Â persona Â â€œThose Â of Â us Â on Â the Â team Â who Â were Â old Â enough Â to Â get Â in Â were Â The Â candle-Âlined Â stage Â at Â Snug Â Harbor Â was Â transformed Â into Â a Â Sweet Â Samantha Â Jane, Â writing Â â€œRedrumâ€? Â along Â her Â stomach Â in Â red Â able Â to Â practice Â our Â poems Â in Â front Â of Â a Â loving Â audience,â€? Â fourth-Â venue Â for Â showcasing Â poetry, Â music Â and Â sensual, Â sexual Â energy Â on Â lipstick, Â while Â the Â other Â performance, Â by Â burlesque Â persona Â Dee Â \HDU(QJOLVKPDMRUDQG6ODP7HDP3UHVLGHQW&KULVWLQH5LFKLQVDLG Â Â Richin Â performed Â her Â solo Â poetry Â in Â Tuesday, Â Feb. Â 25. Â front Â of Â the Â Snugs Â crowd, Â along Â with Â two Â The Â event Â was Â created Â as Â part Â of Â group Â performances Â of Â pieces Â co-Âwritten Â by Â D IXQGUDLVHU WR EHQHÂżW WKH 1HZ 3DOW] other Â Slam Â Team Â members. 6ODP3RHWU\7HDPÂśVWULSWRWKH&ROOHJH Âł>'DQLH 6DQWRUD@ DQG , SHUIRUPHG D 8QLRQ3RHWU\6ODP,QYLWDWLRQDO&83-Â group-Âpiece Â that Â remains Â unnamed Â but Â ex-Â 6, IURP 6DWXUGD\ 0DUFK WKURXJK plores Â the Â concept Â of Â honesty Â in Â a Â relation-Â 7KXUVGD\0DUFKLQ%RXOGHU&2 ship Â between Â two Â people Â with Â trust Â issues,â€? Â Â After Â calling Â in Â favors Â of Â friends Â Richin Â said. Â from Â â€œvarious Â disciplines,â€? Â including Â Richin Â said Â she Â and Â Slam Â Team Â member Â poets, Â musicians Â and Â burlesque Â per-Â Julie Â Zuckerman Â also Â performed Â an Â unnamed Â formers, Â fourth-Âyear Â English Â major Â and Â group Â piece Â that Â encompassed Â the Â notion Â of Â Slam Â Team Â Secretary Â Rachel Â Simons Â how Â people Â lose Â thier Â concept Â of Â self Â in Â the Â VDLGLWWRRNWKUHHZHHNVWRRUJDQL]HWKH process Â of Â being Â the Â people Â they Â are Â expected Â event, Â which Â ultimately Â raised Â $230 Â to Â be. Â from Â donations Â and Â a Â bake Â sale. Â Richin Â said Â her Â other Â pieces Â were Â â€œless Â 6LPRQV DOVR WKH 0HHWLQJ &R-Â FRQVWUXFWHGDQGUHÂżQHGÂ´LQFOXGLQJRQHWLWOHG RUGLQDWRU RI $OSKD 3VL (FG\VLD 1HZ Âł+DUU\ 3RWWHU 2UJ\Â´ ZKLFK ZDV ULWWOHG ZLWK 3DOW]ÂśV EXUOHVTXH WURXSH SHUIRUPHG SXQV UHODWHG WR WKH FKLOGUHQÂśV ERRNV VHULHV as Â her Â burlesque Â alter Â ego Â Reyna Â Sin-Â and Â yielded Â positive Â responses Â from Â audience Â clair. Â Â members. Â As Â a Â stage Â character, Â Simons Â said Â $OWKRXJK WKH 6ODP 7HDPÂśV 6QXJV IXQ-Â Sinclair Â has Â more Â sexual Â prowess Â than Â draiser Â has Â already Â ended, Â Richin Â said Â most Â her Â creator Â and Â counterpart, Â adopting Â of Â the Â poetry Â performed Â Tuesday Â night Â can Â be Â the Â allure Â of Â a Â 1920s Â showgirl Â but Â re-Â heard Â again Â on Â Thursday, Â Feb. Â 27, Â at Â the Â Slam Â WDLQLQJPXFKRI6LPRQVÂśRZQÂłQHUG\Â´ 7HDPÂśV ZHHNO\ RSHQ PLF HYHQW DW &DIHWHULD nature. where Â the Â fundraising Â efforts Â will Â continue. Â Simons Â said Â her Â performance, Â $GGLWLRQDOO\WKHIXQGUDLVHUDW&DIHWHULD D WULEXWH WR WKH *UHHN P\WK RI 3HUVH-Â ZLOO FRQVLVW RI D SHUIRUPDQFH E\ WKH WHDPÂśV phone Â and Â Hades, Â was Â thematically Â FRDFK6ODP3RHW-DUHG6LQJHU pretty Â typical Â for Â her. Â Â Â Richin, Â who Â has Â competed Â with Â the Â She Â said Â she Â prefers Â to Â create Â team Â for Â three Â years, Â will Â go Â head-Âto-Âhead Â in Â more Â â€œliterary Â or Â nerdyâ€? Â routines, Â cit-Â YHUVHIRUWKHÂżQDOWLPHDW&836,WKLV\HDU LQJ D SDVW SHUIRUPDQFH DV 2Âś%ULHQ ,Q DGGLWLRQ WR WKH QDWLRQDO HYHQW WKH IURP*HRUJH2UZHOOÂśVG\VWRSLDQQRYHO WHDP LV DOVR SUHSDULQJ IRU 1HZ 3DOW]ÂśV RZQ â€œ1984â€? Â during Â which Â she Â threw Â rats Â at Â SRHWU\LQYLWDWLRQDOWKH0DUJDUHW:DGH/HZLV the Â audience Â after Â stripping. 3RHWU\6ODP,QYLWDWLRQDO:/36 WKLVXSFRP-Â During Â the Â fundraising Â event, Â ing Â weekend. 6LPRQVZULWKHGRQWKHĂ€RRUDV3HUVH-Â Âł$OWKRXJK LW LV IDVW DSSURDFKLQJ , H[-Â SKRQHWRWKHWXQHRI7KH%ODFN.H\VÂś 7KH6ODP7HDPDQGWKH%XUOHVTXH7URXSHSDLUXSIRUDIXQGUDLVLQJHYHQW pect Â we Â will Â be Â bringing Â different Â poems Â to Â â€œTighten Â Up,â€? Â tasting Â the Â forbidden Â &XSFDNHVFRQVLVWHGRIDQDQLPHURXWLQHIURPÂł2XUDQ+LJK+RVW WKHVWDJHVLQ&RORUDGRWKDQWKHRQHVZHKDYHSUHSDUHGIRU:/36Â´ fruit Â of Â pomegranate Â seeds Â to Â a Â hooting Â crowd. Â Richin Â said. Â â€œWe Â are Â all Â so Â eager Â to Â write Â and Â share Â as Â much Â of Â ,Q DGGLWLRQ WR 6LPRQVÂś DFW WKH QLJKW FRQVLVWHG RI WZR PRUH &OXEÂ´ :KHQ WKH ODGLHV RI$OSKD 3VL (FG\VLD ÂżQLVKHG VWULSSLQJ WKH RXUVHOYHVDVSRVVLEOHZLWKWKLVDPD]LQJFRPPXQLW\WKDWWKHGD\VRI â€œnicheâ€? Â tribute Â performances. night Â of Â its Â burlesque Â portion, Â members Â of Â the Â Slam Â Team Â took Â the Â rigorous Â writing Â and Â performance Â practice Â are Â far Â from Â over.â€? Staff Â Writer Â | Â Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Finding Safety In A House Of Horrors
DEPARTMENT SPILLS FAMILY SECRETS ON THE MAINSTAGE By Â Suzy Â Berkowitz A&E Â Editor Â | Â Sabbasberkowitz90@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
â€œBuried Â Childâ€? Â in Â name Â alone Â sounds Â GDUN DQG WZLVWHG EXW WUDQVIRUPHG WR ÂżW WKH stage, Â the Â darkness Â only Â has Â room Â to Â expand. Â $VWKH7KHDWHU'HSDUWPHQWÂśVÂżUVWPDLQ VWDJHSURGXFWLRQRIWKHVHPHVWHU6DP6KHSD UGÂśV IUDJPHQWHG GUDPD GLUHFWHG E\ $VVRFL ate Â Professor Â Frank Â Trezza, Â transformed Â the Â thrust Â stage Â of Â Parker Â Theatre Â into Â a Â quaint, Â ,OOLQRLVIDUPKRXVHÂżOOHGZLWKG\VIXQFWLRQ Among Â the Â metaphors Â strewn Â about Â the Â production, Â the Â most Â clear Â one Â lies Â within Â its Â title. Â â€œBuried Â Childâ€? Â can Â be Â taken Â both Â OLWHUDOO\ DQG ÂżJXUDWLYHO\ DV YLHZHUV UHDOL]H throughout Â the Â course Â of Â the Â anecdotal Â banter Â tossed Â around Â onstage Â from Â actor Â to Â actor. Â The Â family Â around Â which Â the Â story Â is Â centered Â has Â buried Â a Â â€œbabyâ€? Â breathing Â life Â littered Â with Â ideals, Â be Â it Â religious Â loyalty, Â the Â SUHVHUYDWLRQRIWKH$PHULFDQGUHDPRURWK erwise. Â Â
7KHSURGXFWLRQÂśVVROHVHWWLQJLQWKLVIDP ilyâ€™s Â home Â paired Â with Â the Â lack Â of Â familiarity Â Â˛OLWHUDOO\DQGÂżJXUDWLYHO\Â˛DPRQJWKRVH UHVLGLQJLQLWSRVHGDQLQWHUHVWLQJMX[WDSRVL tion Â that Â helped Â carry Â the Â play Â through. Â Actor Â and Â audience Â member Â alike Â seemed Â perpetually Â trapped Â in Â this Â small Â plot Â of Â land Â where Â dirty Â secrets Â lay Â buried Â within Â LWV RZQ EDFN\DUG Â˛ HYHQ IXUWKHU PDNLQJ D prisoner Â of Â its Â residents. Â Â Â Â The Â playâ€™s Â plotline, Â though Â tirelessly Â enigmatic Â and Â riddled Â with Â dark, Â comedic Â moments Â during Â which Â audience Â members Â VHHPHGWRODXJKRXWRIVKHHUSLW\WKDQJHQX LQHDPXVHPHQWNHSWYLHZHUVRQWKHLUWRHV Keeping Â with Â the Â productionâ€™s Â natural Â pace Â and Â tone, Â the Â actors Â followed Â suit Â â€” Â TXLFN WR DFW DQG UHDFW ZKHQ UHWHOOLQJ D GLV turbing Â anecdote, Â or Â better Â yet, Â when Â trying Â to Â SUHYHQWWKDWUHWHOOLQJ &KDUDFWHUV ZHUH GLVWXUELQJO\ SUR nounced Â and Â each Â almost Â seemed Â as Â if Â they Â
were Â engrossed Â in Â their Â own Â world Â of Â either Â regret, Â denial, Â nostalgia, Â or Â a Â painful Â mixture Â of Â the Â three. Â 3DUWLFXODUO\ LPSUHVVLYH ZDV WKLUG\HDU theater Â performance Â major Â Max Â Singer, Â who Â SOD\HG7LOGHQVRQRIWKHSURGXFWLRQÂśVSDWUL DUFK DQG D FOHDUO\ VKDNHQ FKDUDFWHU RYHUDOO Singerâ€™s Â ability Â to Â command Â the Â stage Â with Â no Â PRUHWKDQDIDURIIVWDUHDQGDKHOSOHVVWRQH ZDVMXVWDVEHDXWLIXODVLWZDVKHDUWZUHQFK ing. Â Â Another Â actor Â whose Â ability Â to Â become Â engrossed Â in Â his Â character Â was Â effortless Â was Â WKLUG\HDU WKHDWHU SHUIRUPDQFH PDMRU 3DXO Boothroyd, Â who Â played Â Dodge, Â the Â patriarch Â of Â the Â family. Â 7KH VDPH IDURII VWDUH WKDW OLWWHUHG KLV onstage Â sonâ€™s Â eyes Â was Â present Â in Â his Â own, Â DQG KLV ZKLVNH\JX]]OLQJ TXLFNZLWWHG XQ ÂżOWHUHG SHUVRQD FUHDWHG DOPRVW D FDULFDWXUH WKDW PRUH OLNHO\ WKDQ QRW UHPLQGHG YLHZHUV of Â at Â least Â one Â senile Â member Â of Â their Â family. Â
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:KHUH%RRWKUR\GODFNHGDQ,OOLQRLVDF cent, Â he Â made Â up Â for Â in Â being Â the Â productionâ€™s Â dark Â comic Â relief, Â which, Â with Â subject Â matter Â DVGHQVHDQGUDZDVWKLVLVXQGHQLDEO\QHFHV sary. Â $OWKRXJK WKLV SOD\ LV QRW PHDQW WR HQ tertain, Â it Â was Â shockingly Â refreshing Â to Â see. Â Âł%XULHG&KLOGÂ´PXFKOLNHRQHRIP\IDYRULWH dark Â comedies, Â â€œAugust: Â Osage Â County,â€? Â in Â VLPSOHWHUPVWHOOVWKHVWRU\RIDIDPLO\ÂśVUH action. Â 7KH HYHQW VWD\V WKH VDPH EXW WKH FRS LQJPHFKDQLVPVIURPRQHUHODWLYHWRDQRWKHU change. Â Each Â family Â member Â is Â broken Â in Â WKHLU RZQ ZD\ DQG HDFK KROGV WKDW IDURII stare Â when Â met Â with Â a Â memory. Â The Â production Â through Â my Â eyes Â is Â not Â VRPXFKDERXWSURJUHVVLRQDVLWLVDERXWGH YHORSLQJDQXQGHUVWDQGLQJRIFKDUDFWHUVDQG WKHLU GHYHORSPHQW DQG PRWLYHV ,W LV RQH DQ DXGLHQFHPHPEHUOHDYHVVKDNHQIURPEXWLQ the Â most Â necessary Â of Â ways. Â 3/4 Â stars. Â
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Weekend Warriors Set To Slam The House Down COLLEGIATE COMPETITION COMMENCES IN LOVING MEMORY
By Â Hannah Â Nesich Asst. Â Copy Â Editor Â | Â Hnesich@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
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This Â weekend, Â poets Â will Â put Â their Â verses Â and Â rhythms Â to Â the Â test Â during Â the Â second-Âlargest Â annual Â collegiate Â slam Â com-Â petition Â in Â the Â country, Â the Â Wade-ÂLewis Â Poetry Â Slam Â (WLPS) Â Invitational. â€œThe Â WLPS Â is Â in Â its Â own Â way, Â an Â event Â that Â brings Â schools Â together Â to Â share Â in Â the Â experience Â and Â moment Â that Â is Â spoken Â word Â poetry,â€? Â Kelvin Â Then, Â a Â second-Âyear Â physics Â major Â and Â member Â of Â New Â Paltz Â performance Â team, Â Urban Â Lyrics, Â said. Â Â 7KHÂżIWKDQQXDOFRPSHWLWLRQZKLFKLVDOVRFUHDWHGWRFRP-Â memorate Â Margaret Â Wade-ÂLewis, Â who Â founded Â New Â Paltzâ€™s Â Black Â Studies Â Department, Â will Â host Â teams Â from Â universitites Â including Â Yale Â University, Â Brown Â University, Â Wesleyan Â Univer-Â sity, Â SUNY Â Oneonta, Â SUNY Â Geneseo, Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â and Â Dartmouth Â College, Â according Â to Â the Â eventâ€™s Â Facebook Â page. Â Similar Â to Â last Â year, Â this Â yearâ€™s Â event Â will Â host Â preliminary Â DQGÂżQDOURXQGVGXULQJWKHVDPHZHHNHQG7KHHYHQWZLOOIHDWXUH guest Â poets Â Thuli Â Zuma Â and Â Robbie Â Q. Â and Â campus Â a Â capella Â groups Â will Â also Â provide Â entertainment, Â Rachel Â Simons, Â a Â fourth-Â year Â creative Â writing Â major Â and Â secretary Â of Â the Â New Â Paltz Â Slam Â Poetry Â Team, Â said. Â Â A Â quality Â of Â WLPS Â that Â sets Â it Â apart Â from Â other Â collegiate Â slams Â according Â to Â Then Â is Â that Â its Â â€œintention Â is Â so Â much Â greater Â than Â the Â actual Â competition.â€? Â â€œNot Â too Â often Â are Â slams Â of Â this Â caliber Â and Â size, Â with Â all Â
these Â amazing Â schools Â coming Â in, Â dedicated Â to Â someone,â€? Â Then Â said. Â â€œUsually Â itâ€™s Â for Â the Â reward, Â for Â the Â light Â at Â the Â end Â of Â the Â tunnel. Â At Â the Â end Â of Â the Â day...we Â all Â know Â we Â are Â here Â to Â pay Â respects Â for Â this Â wonderful Â woman Â who Â goes Â unnoticed Â on Â this Â campus.â€? Â One Â of Â four Â poets Â on Â his Â team Â performing, Â Then Â will Â be Â slamming Â a Â poem Â about Â women Â and Â equality, Â and Â said Â he Â looks Â forward Â to Â hearing Â all Â different Â types Â of Â poems, Â be Â them Â political, Â personal Â or Â humorous. Â Urban Â Lyrics Â took Â home Â the Â trophy Â at Â the Â 2013 Â invitational, Â WKHLUÂżUVWWLPHHYHUVODPPLQJFRPSHWLWLYHO\7KHQVDLGWKH\GRQÂśW have Â a Â strategy Â going Â into Â this Â yearâ€™s Â competition, Â other Â than Â en-Â joying Â the Â slamming Â experience Â while Â being Â in Â the Â moment. Â Aaron Â Tremper, Â a Â fourth-Âyear Â English Â major, Â was Â a Â former Â member Â of Â the Â New Â Paltz Â Slam Â Team Â and Â is Â currently Â the Â teamâ€™s Â assistant Â coach. Â He Â said Â this Â season, Â the Â team Â is Â entirely Â com-Â posed Â of Â women, Â which Â will Â create Â â€œan Â interesting Â dynamic Â and Â variety Â of Â voices.â€? Â â€œI Â hope Â each Â audience Â member Â leaves Â with Â the Â inspiration Â to Â be Â open Â communicators Â and Â to Â use Â their Â own Â voices Â which, Â in Â themselves, Â are Â just Â as Â valuable Â as Â those Â of Â a Â performer,â€? Â Trem-Â per Â said. Â The Â slam Â will Â be Â held Â from Â Friday, Â Feb. Â 28 Â through Â Satur-Â day, Â March Â 1 Â at Â 5 Â p.m. Â in Â Lecture Â Center Â 100, Â with Â a Â closing Â cer-Â emony Â in Â the Â North Â Lobby Â of Â the Â Lecture Â Center Â in Â the Â afternoon Â Â on Â Sunday, Â March Â 2, Â according Â to Â the Â eventâ€™s Â Facebook Â page. Margaret Â Wade-ÂLewis, Â late Â founder Â of Â New Â Paltzâ€™s Â Black Â Studies Â Department.
Internationally Deconstructing Creation IRANIAN ARTIST STROKES THROUGH CONTINENTS, PAINTBRUSH IN HAND By Â Zameena Â Mejia Copy Â Editor Â | Â Zmejia09@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Zahra Â Nazari Â is Â an Â artist Â who Â has Â traveled Â to Â paint Â a Â picture Â of Â the Â world Â as Â she Â has Â seen Â it Â â€” Â literally. Â Nazari Â recently Â solo Â exhibited Â â€œDeconstructing Â Scapesâ€? Â at Â the Â Hartnett Â Gallery Â at Â the Â University Â of Â Roch-Â ester Â from Â December Â 5, Â 2013 Â through Â January Â 19, Â 2014. Â Â â€œDeconstructing Â Scapesâ€? Â showcased Â paintings Â and Â prints Â of Â imaginary Â landscapes Â from Â work Â Nazari Â has Â done Â from Â 2012 Â through Â 2013. Â It Â consisted Â of Â eleven Â ab-Â stract Â cityscapes, Â including Â aerial Â views, Â distorted Â per-Â spectives Â and Â combinations Â of Â different Â architectural Â time Â periods, Â Nazari Â said. Â Nazari Â earned Â her Â Bachelors Â of Â Fine Â Arts Â from Â the Â School Â of Â Art Â & Â Architecture, Â Tabriz Â in Â 2007 Â and Â is Â cur-Â rently Â working Â toward Â an Â MFA Â degree Â in Â painting Â and Â drawing Â at Â New Â Paltz. Â
Raised Â in Â Hamedan, Â Iran, Â one Â of Â the Â oldest Â cities Â in Â the Â world, Â Nazari Â said Â she Â grew Â up Â surrounded Â by Â ar-Â chaeological Â excavations Â and Â the Â resulting Â artifacts, Â and Â that Â visiting Â ancient Â sites Â has Â always Â been Â a Â considerable Â LQĂ€XHQFHRQKHUZRUN Nazari Â said Â she Â began Â her Â undergraduate Â career Â painting Â with Â a Â direct Â observational Â approach, Â but Â then Â VWDUWHG WR ÂżQG D PRUH SHUVRQDO VW\OH DQG VDLG VKH ZDV painting Â semi-Ârealistic Â landscapes Â by Â the Â end Â of Â under-Â graduate Â school. Â â€œI Â have Â absolutely Â grown Â as Â an Â artist Â because Â of Â the Â great Â professors Â whoâ€™ve Â always Â been Â very Â supportive Â and Â have Â encouraged Â me Â a Â lot Â throughout Â my Â art Â career,â€? Â Nazari Â said. Â Printmaking Â Assistant Â Professor Â Jill Â Parisi, Â the Â exter-Â nal Â advisor Â for Â Nazariâ€™s Â thesis Â show, Â said Â Nazari Â is Â highly Â energetic Â and Â very Â focused Â on Â her Â studies Â and Â in Â moving Â Thursday, Â February Â 27, Â 2014
forward Â in Â her Â life Â as Â an Â artist. Among Â Nazariâ€™s Â professional Â opportunities Â have Â been Â residencies, Â lectures Â about Â her Â work, Â solo Â exhibi-Â tions, Â interviews Â for Â positions Â as Â a Â Visiting Â Assistant Â Pro-Â fessor Â next Â year Â and Â a Â year Â as Â Lecture Â Coordinator Â for Â the Â Student Â Art Â Alliance, Â according Â to Â Parisi. Â â€œShe Â has Â been Â looking Â ahead Â to Â life Â after Â she Â com-Â pletes Â her Â degree Â and Â working Â towards Â the Â many Â goals Â that Â she Â has Â already Â set Â for Â herself,â€? Â Parisi Â said. Â Nazariâ€™s Â upcoming Â MFA Â thesis Â project Â will Â incorpo-Â rate Â a Â mixture Â of Â paintings Â and Â large Â three-Âdimensional Â objects, Â many Â hanging Â from Â the Â ceiling. Â â€œI Â am Â very Â excited Â about Â my Â thesis Â show,â€? Â Nazari Â said. Â â€œ[After Â graduating] Â I Â plan Â to Â either Â have Â a Â studio Â in Â New Â York Â City Â or Â attend Â Â long-Âterm Â international Â artist Â residencies Â in Â the Â United Â States Â or Â other Â countries Â where Â I Â can Â have Â my Â studio Â space Â and Â teach Â part-Âtime.â€?
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Dance Underground Grooves On Up NEW PALTZ BUSTS A MOVE TO KEEP FRESH DANCE ALIVE
The New Paltz Dance Association hosted the 4th annual Dance Underground event from Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 16 in McKenna Theatre, featuring performances by the New Paltz Dance Team, The Warriors and Andrea Kron of the Alvin Ailey Dance Comapny. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MIKE GEISEL CAPTION BY SUZY BERKOWITZ
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As awards season comes to an end, our editors give a DeGeneres dose of reeltalk on which hits should be on The Academyâ€™s list. The Animation Situation
Barking Up The Wrong Wolf
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MUSICIAN OF THE WEEK: CHRIS OWENS
YEAR: Fourth MAJOR: Communications HOMETOWN: Levittown, N.Y.
WHATâ€™S Â YOUR Â INSTRUMENT Â OF Â CHOICE Â AND Â WHY? My Â voice Â because Â I Â can Â do Â with Â it Â what Â I Â want. Â
WHAT Â ARE Â YOU Â INVOLVED Â WITH Â MUSICALLY? Iâ€™m Â in Â a Â band Â called Â The Â Other Â Brothers Â and Â I Â sing Â vocals Â for Â other Â bands Â and Â art-Â ists. Â Iâ€™m Â also Â working Â on Â an Â R&B Â project Â with Â local Â DJ Â BB Â Boof. WHO Â ARE Â YOUR Â BIGGEST Â INFLUENCES? Stevie Â Wonder, Â Sam Â Cooke, Â John Â Legend, Â Frank Â Ocean, Â Cab Â Calloway, Â Bill Â Withers Â and Â Marvin Â Gaye.
WHO Â HAVE Â YOU Â BEEN Â LISTENING Â TO Â LATELY? A Â month Â ago, Â I Â was Â ready Â to Â say Â Disneyâ€™s Â â€œFrozenâ€? Â was Â the Â shoo-Â in Â winner Â for Â Best Â Animated Â feature. Â Now Â as Â the Â time Â draws Â nearer, Â ,ÂśPQRWVRVXUH:KLOH,KDYH\HWWRVHHWKHÂżOP+D\DR0L\D]DNLÂśV Âł7KH:LQG5LVHVÂ´LVDSSDUHQWO\VWXQQLQJDQGEHDXWLIXOZRUNIURP0L \D]DNL,WÂśV0L\D]DNLÂśVVXSSRVHGO\ ODVWÂżOPDQGLWZLOOFHUWDLQO\JLYH â€œFrozenâ€? Â a Â run Â for Â its Â money. Â With Â that Â being Â said, Â I Â have Â a Â hard Â time Â seeing Â any Â other Â song Â beating Â out Â â€œLet Â it Â Goâ€? Â for Â best Â original Â song. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€” Â Cat Â Tacopina, Â Editor-Âin-ÂChief
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Ginuwine, Â Aaliyah, Â Phantogram, Â James Â Blake Â and Â Disclosure. Â Â
WHATâ€™S Â YOUR Â PLAN Â FOR Â THE Â FUTURE? I Â plan Â to Â graduate Â and Â take Â it Â from Â there, Â but Â I Â can Â promise Â big Â â€œthangs.â€?
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THE DEEP END BEN LENOVITZ
Major: Painting BFA Year: Third Inspiration: Jean-Michel Basquiat “Painting, for me, is the most genuine pursuit of self-discovery. When I’m painting, I feel as though I’m doing something real which is a primary concern; to be in a place of utmost sincerity. I find that words, my words, are far less pointed than the truthfulness that happens when I paint.”
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At Â a Â recent Â senate Â meeting, Â it Â was Â announced Â that Â the Â Academic Â Affairs Â Committee Â is Â working Â to Â change Â Student Â Evaluations Â of Â Instruction Â (SEI) Â internal Â han-Â dling Â by Â professors Â and Â their Â respective Â deans. Currently, Â professors Â are Â mandated Â to Â submit Â their Â SEIs Â to Â the Â dean Â of Â their Â respective Â department. Â The Â proposed Â change Â from Â the Â Academic Â Affairs Â Commit-Â tee Â would Â allow Â professors Â to Â opt Â out Â of Â sending Â SEIs Â they Â believed Â to Â be Â offensive Â or Â a Â personal Â attack Â on Â their Â character. Â Â Those Â working Â on Â the Â change Â want Â to Â make Â it Â so Â SEIs Â are Â more Â constructive Â and Â less Â petty Â in Â the Â future. We Â at Â The Â New Â Paltz Â Oracle Â believe Â it Â is Â encour-Â aging Â to Â see Â the Â committee Â want Â to Â create Â a Â more Â con-Â structive Â and Â less-Âhostile Â environment Â for Â professors, Â but Â weâ€™re Â troubled Â by Â the Â Â option Â that Â professors Â can Â discard Â any Â SEI Â that Â could Â cost Â them Â a Â job. Â We Â do Â understand Â that Â the Â SEIs Â being Â anonymous Â evaluations Â act Â as Â security Â blankets Â for Â students Â who Â do Â not Â understand Â that Â SEIs Â are Â not Â the Â place Â for Â them Â to Â vent Â about Â their Â grievances. Â However, Â we Â believe Â the Â current Â approach Â being Â taken Â to Â the Â potential Â omission Â clause Â is Â naĂŻve Â and Â assumes Â that Â every Â professor Â at Â this Â school Â is Â a Â good Â professor. Â As Â students Â who Â pay Â for Â a Â college Â education, Â we Â too Â want Â to Â believe Â that Â every Â professor Â we Â interact Â with Â
LVTXDOLÂżHGDQGFDSDEOH)RUWKHPRVWSDUWZHÂśYHKDG positive Â experiences Â with Â our Â instructors. Â But Â weâ€™ve Â also Â had Â negative Â experiences Â with Â pro-Â fessors. Â Not Â many, Â but Â they Â have Â happened Â and Â they Â happen Â everywhere. Â Unfortunately, Â there Â are Â unquali-Â ÂżHGLQVWUXFWRUVDWHYHU\LQVWLWXWLRQ7KH6(,JLYHVVWX-Â dents Â an Â opportunity Â to Â have Â a Â voice Â and Â have Â their Â voice Â matter. Â Â Â Students Â may Â gripe Â about Â professors Â they Â believe Â are Â â€œbad,â€? Â but Â it Â stands Â to Â reason Â that Â there Â are Â profes-Â VRUV ZKR DUH VLPSO\ XQTXDOLÂżHG IRU WKHLU SURIHVVLRQ some Â of Â which Â may Â be Â tenured. Â SEIs Â hold Â professors Â ac-Â countable Â for Â their Â actions Â and Â allowing Â for Â the Â possible Â exclusion Â of Â honest Â critiques Â means Â that Â we, Â as Â students, Â will Â be Â censored. Â It Â is Â also Â worth Â mentioning Â that Â while Â we Â do Â agree Â that Â our Â teachers Â are Â only Â human Â and Â they Â have Â feelings, Â we Â know Â that Â some Â professors Â may Â take Â constructive Â criticism Â personally. Â What Â could Â be Â a Â helpful Â criticism Â to Â one Â professor Â may Â be Â a Â personal Â attack Â to Â another. Â While Â a Â dean Â may Â be Â able Â to Â intervene Â and Â ask Â a Â professor Â why Â a Â certain Â number Â of Â SEIs Â did Â not Â come Â through, Â the Â proposal Â to Â allow Â professors Â to Â omit Â certain Â SEIs Â relies Â too Â much Â on Â the Â honor Â system. Â The Â same Â honor Â systemthat Â is Â being Â asked Â of Â students Â when Â they Â submit Â SEIs. Â
Criticism, Â negative Â or Â not, Â at Â least Â shows Â a Â profes-Â sor Â and Â by Â extension Â the Â department Â dean, Â what Â prob-Â lems Â exist Â in Â the Â classroom Â both Â in Â terms Â of Â curriculum Â and Â instruction. Â Ignoring Â these Â SEIs Â would Â stagnate Â progress Â in Â education. Â Higher Â administration Â itself Â should Â be Â opposed Â to Â this Â change Â as Â it Â promotes Â false Â representation Â of Â the Â professors Â in Â their Â employ. Â SEIs Â play Â a Â pivotal Â role Â in Â the Â continued Â employ Â of Â adjunct Â professors. Â If Â they Â are Â given Â choose Â to Â selectively Â submit Â SEIs Â which Â only Â show Â them Â in Â a Â positive Â light, Â who Â is Â to Â say Â if Â they Â meet Â instructor Â standards? Â We Â believe Â this Â proposed Â change Â creates Â more Â prob-Â lems Â than Â it Â solves, Â and Â should Â be Â throughly Â scrutinized Â before Â being Â considered Â for Â implementation.
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My Â insomnia Â is Â getting Â worse Â and Â I Â think Â itâ€™s Â pushing Â me Â toward Â the Â edge Â of Â sanity. Â Last Â night Â I Â lay Â awake Â staring Â at Â the Â red Â push-Âpin Â stuck Â in Â the Â ceiling. Â I Â didnâ€™t Â put Â it Â there, Â I Â donâ€™t Â know Â who Â did Â but Â ,NQRZLWÂśVPRFNLQJPH/LNHDVWLFNHURQWKHĂ€RRUPDSRID shopping Â mall, Â it Â regularly Â reminds Â me Â â€œYOU Â ARE Â HERE.â€? Â ,NQRZ0U3XVK3LQ,ÂśYHEHHQKHUHWKHSDVWÂżYHKRXUVDQG neither Â one Â of Â us Â have Â moved Â or Â said Â a Â word Â to Â each Â other, Â so Â either Â kindly Â come Â up Â with Â a Â topic Â of Â conversation Â or Â get Â the Â fudge Â out. Â He Â remained Â silent, Â clearly Â not Â clever Â enough Â to Â think Â of Â something Â interesting Â to Â discuss. Â I Â respond Â by Â turning Â on Â my Â stomach Â and Â presenting Â him Â my Â butt. Â You Â can Â learn Â quite Â a Â lot Â about Â yourself Â when Â youâ€™re Â sit-Â WLQJLQDGDUNURRPZLWKQRRQHEXWDQRIÂżFHVXSSO\WRWDON to. Â Often Â itâ€™s Â concerning Â your Â personal Â resolve Â to Â commit Â murder Â if Â it Â would Â guarantee Â restful Â nights Â but Â sometimes Â the Â rare Â revelation Â is Â sprinkled Â in Â among Â the Â homicidal Â thoughts. Â For Â instance, Â just Â last Â week Â I Â realized Â that Â I Â love Â pistachio Â ice Â cream Â and Â it Â has Â been Â years Â since Â Iâ€™ve Â had Â it. Â The Â same Â night, Â I Â remembered Â that Â â€œBreaking Â Badâ€? Â star Â Bryan Â Crans-Â ton Â appeared Â on Â a Â few Â episodes Â of Â â€œSeinfeldâ€? Â as Â the Â dentist Â that Â converts Â to Â Judaism. Â OK, Â so Â the Â last Â one Â wasnâ€™t Â about Â me, Â
JENNIFER Â NEWMAN Assistant Â Copy Â Editor Jnewman46@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
As Â an Â only Â child Â growing Â up Â I Â learned Â to Â appreciate Â the Â little Â things, Â and Â maybe Â got Â overly Â excited Â about Â them. Â I Â was Â the Â type Â of Â kid Â who Â would Â watch Â the Â â€œBack Â To Â The Â Futureâ€? Â trilogy Â over Â and Â over Â until Â bed. Â I Â remember Â one Â thing Â I Â would Â jump Â up Â for Â in Â an Â instant Â moment Â of Â bliss Â every Â time: Â when Â my Â dad Â would Â pull Â into Â the Â driveway. Â One Â day Â when Â I Â was Â six Â or Â so, Â I Â got Â so Â excited Â WKDW,GHÂżHGP\PRPEXUVWWKURXJKWKHIURQWGRRUDQGVSHGRXW side Â to Â see Â him, Â gracefully Â tripping Â over Â the Â sidewalk Â and Â falling Â Ă€DWRQP\IDFH%ORRGVWDUWHGWRRR]HIURPP\NQHH1RZLWZDV P\GDGÂśVWXUQWRUXQ,ÂśOODOZD\VUHPHPEHULWFOHDUDVGD\WKHÂżUVW thing Â he Â said Â to Â me Â when Â he Â picked Â me Â up. â€œDonâ€™t Â tell Â your Â mother.â€? Thatâ€™s Â my Â dad. Â There Â for Â me Â when Â I Â need Â him, Â and Â always Â good Â for Â a Â laugh. Â Every Â exciting Â trip Â to Â Disney Â World Â and Â every Â historic Â snooze Â fest Â we Â went Â to Â he Â had Â a Â way Â of Â always Â knowing Â exactly Â when Â I Â needed Â his Â big Â bear Â hug. )RXUWHHQ\HDUVDGLYRUFHDQHZÂżDQFpHDQGDORWRIDQJ sty Â teenage Â years Â from Â his Â daughter Â later, Â my Â dad Â didnâ€™t Â change Â much. Â His Â thick Â glasses Â made Â him Â look Â like Â he Â was Â stuck Â in Â a Â 6WHYHQ6SLHOEHUJĂ€LFNFXUOLQJEHKLQGKLVDOOWRRREYLRXVO\G\HG
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COLUMNS Waking Â Nightmare but Â that Â doesnâ€™t Â make Â it Â any Â less Â important. Â I Â decide Â to Â torture Â myself Â by Â again Â looking Â at Â the Â clock. Â 5:42 Â a.m. Â The Â sun Â will Â soon Â rise Â to Â pester Â me Â with Â questions Â it Â already Â knows Â the Â answers Â to. Â Didnâ€™t Â sleep Â again, Â huh? Â Yes. Â Stared Â at Â the Â ceiling Â again, Â huh? Â Yes. Â Thought Â about Â useless Â television Â trivia Â again, Â huh? Â Yes. Â Argued Â with Â inanimate Â ob-Â jects Â again, Â huh? Â Clearly. Â Hallucinations Â arenâ€™t Â uncommon. Â Projections Â of Â your Â tattered Â psyche Â manifesting Â in Â the Â shadows, Â vanishing Â before Â you Â can Â focus Â a Â gaze Â on Â them. Â I Â like Â to Â think Â itâ€™s Â made Â me Â a Â more Â interesting Â person Â but Â itâ€™s Â only Â more Â likely Â served Â to Â increase Â my Â chances Â of Â an Â aneurysm Â or Â something Â equally Â as Â morbid, Â like Â the Â infamous Â head Â exploding Â scene Â from Â Scan-Â ners. Â Incidentally Â Bryan Â Cranston Â was Â also Â in Â a Â few Â episodes Â of Â â€œThe Â King Â of Â Queens.â€? A Â truck Â is Â backing Â up Â outside. Â I Â sandwich Â my Â head Â be-Â WZHHQSLOORZVDOSKDDQGRPHJDDQGZRQGHULI6WDUEXFNVÂż[HG the Â goddamn Â espresso Â machine Â yet Â because Â thereâ€™s Â no Â way Â Iâ€™m Â making Â it Â through Â today Â without Â an Â Americano. Â The Â rays Â of Â dawnâ€™s Â glow Â penetrate Â the Â blinds, Â prompting Â the Â birds Â to Â begin Â their Â daily Â rehearsal Â of Â that Â one Â scene Â from Â Disneyâ€™s Â Snow Â White. Â Long Â ago Â the Â morning Â chorus Â brought Â upon Â
feelings Â of Â tranquility. Â However, Â recently Â Iâ€™ve Â the Â desire Â to Â express Â my Â dissatisfaction Â with Â their Â noisy Â ensemble Â through Â 12 Â gauge Â buckshot. Â Itâ€™s Â 6:13 Â now. Â Last Â call Â for Â departures Â to Â Slumberton Â Village. Â I Â gave Â the Â conductor Â my Â ticket, Â but Â the Â cabin Â door Â remains Â locked. Â It Â will Â be Â some Â time Â before Â the Â next Â train Â ar-Â rives. Â A Â man Â in Â a Â red Â overcoat Â taps Â me Â on Â the Â shoulder Â and Â says Â â€œYou Â are Â here.â€? Â I Â respond Â by Â turning Â away Â and Â present-Â ing Â him Â my Â butt. Â Insomnia Â is Â like Â a Â fever Â dream Â where Â the Â problem Â isnâ€™t Â that Â you Â canâ€™t Â wake Â up Â but Â that Â youâ€™re Â already Â awake, Â so Â what Â do Â you Â do? Â The Â best Â advice Â I Â can Â give Â is Â to Â ride Â the Â wave Â into Â delirium Â until Â you Â drift Â onto Â the Â other Â side. Â Not Â as Â in Â death Â or Â anything. Â More Â like Â the Â other Â side Â of Â noon Â preferable. Â Â 'RRUVDUHRSHQLQJDQGIHHWDUHVKXIĂ€LQJLQWKHKDOOZD\ Itâ€™s Â 7:06 Â and Â I Â havenâ€™t Â made Â a Â point Â yet. Â Iâ€™ll Â rethink Â it Â in Â the Â evening. Â Right Â now Â I Â need Â to Â sleep.
Anthony Â DeRosa Â is Â a Â third-Âyear Â journalism Â major Â who Â when Â he Â isnâ€™t Â not Â sleeping, Â devotes Â his Â time Â to Â poisoning Â others Â with Â his Â attitude.
For Â my Â Dad: Â My Â Hero KDLU<RXZRXOGPRVWOLNHO\VHHP\GDGVFDUÂżQJGRZQDQRWKHU milk-Âsoaked Â Oreo, Â watching Â handyman Â shows, Â trying Â to Â teach Â KLVFOXPV\GDXJKWHUWKRVHOHVVRQVRUWU\LQJWRÂżJXUHRXWKRZWR download Â some Â â€˜hipâ€™ Â new Â song Â he Â just Â heard. Â Then Â my Â dad Â was Â in Â the Â hospital. I Â give Â no Â lead Â up Â or Â ease-Âin Â here Â because Â there Â was Â no Â lead Â up Â or Â ease Â in Â when Â I Â got Â the Â phone Â call. Â There Â was Â nothing Â out Â of Â the Â ordinary Â about Â that Â day Â last Â semester. Â My Â dad Â had Â always Â been Â the Â big Â strong Â 6-Âfoot-Âsomething Â guy Â whoâ€™d Â help Â you Â lift Â that Â heavy Â couch. Â Not Â someone Â who Â would Â be Â in Â the Â hospital. Â I Â thought Â the Â waiting Â would Â be Â the Â hardest Â part, Â but Â the Â hardest Â part Â was Â hearing Â it Â was Â Leukemia. Â Suddenly, Â I Â reverted Â back Â to Â the Â only Â child Â who Â just Â wanted Â her Â dad Â to Â pick Â her Â up Â and Â tell Â her Â it Â would Â be Â ok. Â The Â nosey Â dad Â who Â would Â ask Â her Â what Â boy Â she Â was Â texting. The Â longer Â the Â treatment Â went Â on, Â the Â more Â my Â dad Â changed. Â He Â didnâ€™t Â want Â Oreos Â anymore. Â He Â couldnâ€™t Â stay Â awake Â for Â the Â handyman Â shows Â he Â once Â enjoyed. Â I Â saw Â the Â dad Â I Â love Â get Â dis-Â couraged Â by Â his Â illness. Â But Â I Â saw Â so Â much Â more.
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I Â saw Â the Â power Â of Â a Â support Â system Â I Â never Â knew Â existed. Â I Â saw Â the Â love Â of Â perfect Â strangers Â during Â the Â holiday Â season, Â and Â the Â caring Â of Â co-Âworkers Â who Â didnâ€™t Â mind Â the Â gowns Â and Â masks Â and Â visited Â for Â hours Â at Â a Â time. Â I Â saw Â my Â dad Â get Â beaten Â down Â by Â an Â impossible Â situation, Â and Â I Â saw Â the Â father Â I Â love Â get Â up Â and Â ÂżJKWWKURXJKWKH&DQFHU It Â is Â not Â over. Â There Â are Â still Â more Â tests, Â chemo Â and Â ulti-Â mately Â a Â transplant. Â But Â I Â like Â to Â think Â back Â to Â the Â time Â I Â fell Â and Â my Â dad Â picked Â me Â up Â from Â time Â to Â time. Â Because Â now, Â along Â with Â my Â stepmother Â and Â the Â help Â of Â so Â many Â great Â people, Â itâ€™s Â my Â turn Â to Â help Â him Â get Â back Â up. Â I Â have Â faith Â that Â soon Â my Â dad Â will Â be Â back Â to Â his Â old Â self, Â scarfng Â down Â cookies Â with Â his Â daughter Â watching Â â€œThis Â Old Â Houseâ€? Â and Â trying Â to Â get Â me Â to Â help Â rewine-Â lightbulb. Â But Â for Â now Â heâ€™s Â pulling Â off Â the Â bald Â look Â better Â than Â
Jennifer Â Newman Â is Â a Â fourth-Âyear Â journalism Â major Â on Â pa-Â per Â and Â a Â third-Âyear Â in Â reality. Â Â She Â rarely Â has Â free Â time, Â but Â when Â she Â does Â she Â eats Â bagels Â and Â watches Â â€œSupernatural.â€?
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The Â Div. Â III Â No. Â 1 Â Hawks Â had Â their Â 10 Â game Â winning Â streak Â broken Â with Â a Â loss Â to Â MIT. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
WKH+DZNVUHFHLYHGDOOÂżUVWSODFHYRWHV IURPWKH$PHULFDQ9ROOH\EDOO&RDFKHV $VVRFLDWLRQ$9&$ 1&$$'LY,,,0HQ V The Â Menâ€™s Â Volleyball Â team Â has Â had Â a Â se-Â &RDFKHV7RS3ROOSXWWLQJWKHPLQÂżUVW ries Â of Â bumps Â and Â spikes Â the Â past Â two Â weeks. Â SODFH7KLVLVWKHÂżUVWWLPHLQWKHKLVWRU\RI The Â Hawks Â have Â maintained Â the Â No. Â 1 Â +DZNVDWKOHWLFVWKDWDSURJUDPKDVUHFHLYHG ranking Â in Â Div. Â III Â two Â weeks Â running, Â beat-Â a Â No. Â 1 Â ranking Â in Â national Â standings. Â LQJULYDO6SULQJÂżHOG&ROOHJHDQGUHDFKLQJD â€œEveryone Â was Â really Â proud Â to Â be Â a Â part Â ten-Âgame Â winning Â streak Â within Â the Â last Â three Â of Â the Â program,â€? Â Tuminelli Â said, Â â€œMost Â of Â us Â ZHHNVRISOD\%XWWKHWHDPÂśVUHOHQWOHVVVXF have Â been Â working Â for Â this Â for Â the Â past Â year Â FHVVUDQVKRUW)HEZKHQWKH+DZNVIHOO DQGDKDOIQRZDQGZHÂżQDOO\JHWWKHUHVSHFW WR8QLWHG9ROOH\EDOO&RQIHUHQFH89& ULYDO that Â we Â deserve.â€? 1R0DVVDFKXVHWWV,QVWLWXWHRI7HFKQRORJ\ 6HFRQG\HDUPLGGOHEORFNHU&KULVWRSKHU 7KH+DZNVFDPHLQWRWKH6SULQJÂżHOG Husmann Â said Â what Â separates Â the Â team Â from Â Invitational Â on Â Feb. Â 14 Â with Â a Â No. Â 3 Â ranking Â RWKHUKLJKUDQNLQJSURJUDPVOLNH6SULQJÂżHOG and Â vendetta Â to Â beat Â the Â No. Â 2 Â Pride, Â who Â LVWKHXQFRQYHQWLRQDOZD\LQZKLFKWKH\ had Â defeated Â the Â Hawks Â in Â their Â home Â opener Â RSWLPL]HHDFKSRVLWLRQDQGWKHFRXUWDVD two Â weeks Â prior Â in Â a Â 3-Â1 Â loss. Â whole. Â â€œI Â feel Â our Â team Â looked Â at Â that Â loss Â as Â a Â â€œWe Â run Â a Â 6-Â2 Â when Â most Â teams Â run Â a Â OHDUQLQJH[SHULHQFHDQGZHZHUHDEOHWRVHH Â´+XVPDQQVDLGÂł:HKDYHDQRXWVLGH what Â we Â did Â wrong Â and Â make Â adjustments Â [hitter] Â thatâ€™s Â a Â lefty Â and Â not Â many Â teams Â DQGFRPHRXWVWURQJHUIRUWKHVHFRQGWLPH KDYHWKDW:HKDYHDQ$OO$PHULFDQRXWVLGH ZHSOD\HGWKHPÂ´IRXUWK\HDU&DSWDLQ9LFWRU we Â have Â a Â libero Â that Â thinks Â he Â plays Â setter, Â Tuminelli Â said. Â ZHKDYHDJUHDWPLGGOHEORFNHULQ6WHYH 7KH+DZNVFDPHRXWVZLQJLQJVZHHS [Woessner], Â and Â then Â we Â have Â me, Â whoâ€™s Â not Â ing Â the Â No. Â 1 Â ranked Â Rivier Â University Â 3-Â0 Â in Â really Â a Â middle, Â but Â plays Â a Â kind Â of Â unortho-Â WKHÂżUVWPDWFKRIWKHWRXUQDPHQWEHIRUHRXVW dox Â middle.â€? LQJ6SULQJÂżHOGLQDWLJKWWKUHHVHWV 6HFRQG\HDURXWVLGHKLWWHU7LP)HUULWHU 7KHIROORZLQJGD\WKH+DZNV VDLGZLWKWKH+DZNV GHSWKRIWDOHQWDQG FOLQFKHGWKHWRXUQDPHQWWLWOHZLWKDVZHHSRI FRQÂżGHQFHLQWKHLUDELOLW\RISOD\RSSRVLQJ Johnson Â and Â Wales Â University Â and Â a Â 3-Â1 Â win Â WHDPVDUHXQDEOHWRSLQSRLQWZKLFKPHPEHUV RYHU%DUG&ROOHJH of Â their Â team Â are Â go-Âto Â players Â â€” Â allowing Â Defeating Â the Â top Â two Â Div. Â III Â teams Â in Â the Â Hawks Â to Â out Â power Â other Â teams Â and Â WKHFRXQWU\DQGERDVWLQJDWRWDOSRLQWV H[HFXWHWKHLUSOD\V By Â Abbott Â Brant
Sports Â Editor Â | Â N02167035@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Âł:KHQDWHDPKDVIDLWKLQHDFKRWKHU WKLQJVVWDUWWRĂ€RZDQGZHFDQIRFXVRQLQGL vidual Â skills Â that Â need Â improving Â instead Â of Â having Â to Â make Â up Â for Â others,â€? Â Ferriter Â said. Â +HDG&RDFK5DGX3HWUXVVDLGKHLVKDS S\ZLWKZKDWWKHWHDPKDVDFFRPSOLVKHGLQ REWDLQLQJD1RUDQNLQJEXWDFNQRZOHGJHV WKHSUHVVXUHWKDWFRPHVZLWKVXFKDWLWOH Âł1RZLWÂśVWRXJKWRVWD\1REHFDXVH everyone Â wants Â to Â beat Â us,â€? Â Petrus Â said. Â Âł+RSHIXOO\ZHFDQVXUYLYHÂ´ 3HWUXV FRQFHUQFDPHWRIUXLWLRQ7XHV GD\KRZHYHUDVWKHWHDPGURSSHGDÂżYHVHW PDWFK WR0,7ZKR3HWUXVVDLGZHUHFRPLQJRIIRI ELJZLQVDJDLQVW8&6DQWD&UX]DQG9DVVDU &ROOHJHDQGKDGRQO\ORVWRQH89&PDWFK thus Â far Â this Â season. Â Âł:HSUHSDUHIRUWKHVH89&PDWFKHV E\ORRNLQJDWÂżOPIURPDOOWKHWHDPVLQRXU FRQIHUHQFHÂ´3HWUXVVDLGÂł:HORRNIRUWKHLU weakness, Â for Â both Â offense Â and Â defense, Â DJDLQVWHDFKWHDP:HSOD\RXUEHVWSOD\HUV and Â play Â our Â best Â strategy.â€? Â )HUULWHUDQGÂżUVW\HDUPLGGOHEORFNHU Woessner Â led Â the Â Hawks Â in Â kills Â with Â 13 Â HDFK6HFRQG\HDUVHWWHU&KULVWLDQ6PLWKWDO lied Â 11 Â kills Â and Â 28 Â assists, Â while Â third-Âyear Â VHWWHU-RKQ/XWMHQFRQWULEXWHGDVVLVWVDQG GLJV<HWWKLVZDVQRWHQRXJKWRFRPEDW 0,7ÂśVFRQVLVWHQF\DQGSUHVHQFHDWWKHQHW Âł0DNLQJH[FXVHVLVQHYHUDJRRGUHDVRQ for Â a Â loss, Â but Â it Â was Â a Â tough Â situation Â for Â us Â as Â a Â team,â€? Â Ferriter Â said. Â Â â€œWe Â had Â just Â
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FRPHRIIDFRXSOHRIELJZLQVDQGPD\KDYH overlooked Â them Â a Â little. Â Â We Â had Â trouble Â get-Â WLQJHQHUJL]HGDQGÂżQGLQJWKHPRPHQWXPZH usually Â thrive Â off Â of.â€? Ferriter Â said Â the Â long Â trip Â up Â to Â Boston Â DIIHFWHGWKHWHDP VDELOLW\WREHJLQWKHJDPH DWWKHLUQRUPDOOHYHORILQWHQVLW\ÂąDIDFWRU KHVDLGLVWRXJKWRUHFRYHUIURPLQWKHJDPH of Â volleyball Â and Â led Â the Â team Â to Â play Â what Â 3HWUXVFDOOHGÂłVDIHW\YROOH\EDOOÂ´UDWKHUWKDQ WKHWHDP VQRUPDOÂłSRZHUYROOH\EDOOÂ´ :KLOHDZLQZRXOGKDYHVHFXUHGWKH +DZNVÂśSRVLWLRQDVKRVWRIWKH89&7RXU nament, Â it Â is Â up Â in Â the Â air Â as Â to Â where Â the Â +DZNVQRZWLHGIRUVHFRQGLQWKH89& VWDQGLQJVDORQJZLWK1D]DUHWK&ROOHJHZLOO FRPSHWHIRUWKHFKDPSLRQVKLS But Â both Â Petrus Â and Â players Â seem Â un-Â VKDNHQE\WKHLUQHZUHFRUGHYHQDIWHU VRPHFRQWURYHUV\DVWRWKHLQHOLJLELOLW\RID SOD\HUDWWKHVWDUWRIWKHVHDVRQZKLFKHQGHG LQWKHYDFDWLQJRIIRXUZLQVLQFOXGLQJDYLF WRU\DJDLQVW89&FRPSHWLWRU9DVVDU â€œItâ€™s Â all Â mental Â at Â this Â point,â€? Â Petrus Â VDLGÂł:HGRQÂśWKDYHRQHVSHFLÂżFSOD\HULWÂśV the Â team. Â One Â by Â one Â they Â help Â us Â win Â these Â PDWFKHV2YHUDOOWKHZKROHWHDPGRHVDJRRG job Â and Â will Â lead Â us Â to Â where Â we Â want Â to Â be.â€? Â This Â weekend Â the Â Hawks Â will Â travel Â DFURVVWKH+XGVRQWR3RXJKNHHSVLHWRFRP SHWHDJDLQVW1R-XQLDWD&ROOHJHDQG7KLHO &ROOHJH0DUFK7KHQH[WGD\WKH\ZLOOWDNH RQ9DVVDUDQG'RPLQLFDQ&ROOHJH,OO DWWKH +DZN&HQWHU
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Lady Â Hawks Â Look Â Ahead Â By Â Abbott Â Brant Sports Â Editor Â | Â N02167035@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Â Womenâ€™s Â Basketball Â team Â split Â their Â last Â two Â games Â of Â the Â season Â with Â a Â narrow Â win Â against Â SUNY Â Brockport Â and Â a Â loss Â against Â SUNY Â Geneseo Â last Â weekend. Â The Â overall Â 6-Â19 Â Lady Â Hawks Â ended Â the Â 2013-Â14 Â season Â with Â a Â SUNYAC Â record Â of Â 4-Â14. Â This Â is Â the Â ÂżUVWVHDVRQ+HDG Coach Â Jamie Â Seward, Â who Â has Â been Â the Â head Â of Â the Â program Â for Â eight Â seasons, Â has Â has Â not Â led Â led Â the Â Lady Â Hawks Â to Â post Â season Â play. Â Knowing Â Â the Â team Â had Â not Â made Â the Â SUNYAC Â Tour-Â nament, Â the Â season Â came Â to Â a Â calm Â end Â rather Â than Â an Â abrupt Â halt, Â Seward Â said. Â The Â Lady Â Hawks Â came Â back Â from Â a Â ten Â point Â GHÂżFLWHQWHULQJKDOIWLPH with Â the Â Lady Â Golden Â Eagles Â Feb. Â 21, Â and Â with Â two Â capitalizing Â free Â throws Â from Â second-Â year Â Captain Â Goldie Â Harrison Â to Â end Â the Â matchup, Â edged Â Brockport Â in Â a Â 55-Â54 Â victory. Â The Â team Â couldnâ€™t Â end Â the Â season Â on Â the Â same Â note Â the Â next Â day Â though, Â losing Â to Â the Â Lady Â Knights Â 61-Â 58. Â With Â a Â 10-Âpoint Â lead Â with Â six Â minutes Â remaining Â in Â the Â game, Â Seward Â said Â the Â loss Â shows Â that Â the Â team Â
can Â compete Â with Â a Â com-Â petitive Â Lady Â Knights Â squad Â that Â will Â be Â returning Â every Â member Â on Â the Â Â Â Â roster Â next Â season. â€œThis Â team Â has Â been Â enjoy-Â able Â to Â coach,â€? Â Seward Â said. Â â€œWe've Â gotten Â a Â lot Â better Â and Â the Â players, Â to Â their Â credit, Â despite Â from Â the Â outside Â look-Â ing Â in Â having Â little Â to Â play Â for, Â believed Â we Â had Â a Â lot Â to Â play Â for Â and Â we Â came Â and Â practiced Â well Â and Â really Â continued Â to Â improve Â throughout Â the Â end Â part Â of Â the Â sea-Â son Â â€“ Â which Â is Â hard Â to Â do Â even Â when Â you're Â having Â a Â great Â season Â let Â alone Â when Â you're Â struggling.â€? The Â Lady Â Hawks Â will Â be Â losing Â a Â lone Â fourth-Âyear Â in Â Captain Â Jeanette Â Scott, Â who Â Seward Â said Â has Â been Â an Â integral Â part Â of Â the Â program Â the Â last Â four Â years. â€œIt's Â bittersweet,â€? Â Scott Â said. Â â€œIâ€™m Â sad Â I'm Â not Â playing Â anymore. Â I'm Â also Â happy Â I Â made Â it Â through Â the Â four Â years, Â because Â I've Â seen Â a Â lot Â of Â people Â come Â and Â go Â and Â not Â make Â it Â until Â the Â end.â€? Â Scott Â said Â although Â the Â team Â had Â a Â challeng-Â ing Â season, Â she Â expects Â great Â things Â from Â the Â Lady Â Hawks Â next Â season. Â â€œKnow Â the Â feeling Â that Â we Â felt Â this Â year, Â and Â know Â what Â it Â takes Â to Â be Â the Â best Â team,â€? Â Scott Â said Â on Â what Â advice Â she Â would Â give Â to Â the Â return-Â ing Â players. Â â€œThey Â know Â what Â it Â is Â to Â work Â hard Â and Â get Â better Â everyday, Â that Â they Â know, Â but Â now Â they Â know Â they Â have Â to Â work Â that Â much Â harder Â because Â it's Â not Â easy.â€? Third-Âyear Â Captain Â Shannan Â Walker Â said Â although Â it Â is Â disappointing Â the Â team Â didnâ€™t Â make Â the Â SUNYAC Â Tournament, Â the Â improvement Â and Â wins Â generated Â in Â the Â second Â half Â of Â the Â season Â illustrated Â the Â type Â of Â basketball Â the Â team Â is Â capable Â of Â playing. Â â€œThe Â off-Âseason Â is Â all Â about Â getting Â better Â individually, Â so Â we're Â going Â to Â be Â focusing Â a Â lot Â on Â improving Â our Â skills Â and Â getting Â stronger,â€? Â Walker Â said. Â From Â a Â coaching Â standpoint, Â Seward Â looks Â to Â increase Â his Â ten Â women Â ros-Â WHUE\ÂżYHWRHQFRXUDJHDOHYHORIFRPSHWLWLRQWKDWWKDWKHGLGQÂśWKDYHWKLV\HDU while Â building Â a Â depth Â around Â a Â strong Â core Â of Â returners. Â â€œNo Â matter Â what, Â in Â a Â way Â you Â start Â all Â over Â every Â year,â€? Â Seward Â said. Â â€œWeâ€™re Â looking Â for Â not Â just Â great Â players, Â but Â the Â right Â people, Â to Â help Â grow Â what Â we Â already Â have Â started Â here.â€?
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Menâ€™s Â Basketball Â Aims Â To Â Recruit Â And Â Regroup By Â Abbott Â Brant
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The Â Menâ€™s Â Basketball Â team Â wrapped Â up Â the Â 2014 Â season Â last Â weekend Â with Â losses Â to Â SUNY Â Geneseo Â and Â SUNY Â Brockport, Â bringing Â the Â overall Â season Â record Â to Â 6-Â19 Â and Â a Â SUNYAC Â record Â of Â 3-Â15. Âł,WKLQNDIWHUHYHU\SUDFWLFHHYHU\JDPHWKHJRRGFRDFKHVUHĂ€HFWÂ´ Head Â Coach Â Mike Â Rejniak Â said. Â â€œI Â know Â I Â put Â a Â lot Â of Â time Â in Â front Â of Â the Â mirror. Â Of Â course Â you Â want Â to Â go Â through Â things Â different. Â I Â think Â you Â learn Â more Â from Â your Â failures Â than Â you Â do Â your Â success. Â And Â not Â to Â say Â that Â this Â season Â was Â a Â failure, Â but Â we Â had Â several Â shortcomings Â and Â I Â learned Â a Â lot Â more Â DERXWP\WHDPDQGKRZWRFRDFKWKHPÂ´ The Â No. Â 23 Â Golden Â Eagles Â started Â off Â the Â Feb. Â 21 Â game Â with Â an Â early Â 17-Â8 Â lead Â that Â the Â Hawks Â couldnâ€™t Â combat, Â even Â with Â second-Âyear Â guard Â Zach Â Cone-ÂDouglas Â scoring Â presence Â aiding Â in Â closing Â the Â gap Â and Â leading Â to Â a Â 44-Â33 Â score Â at Â the Â half Â that Â the Â team Â couldnâ€™t Â overcome. Â The Â following Â day, Â Geneseo Â overcame Â a Â Hawk Â two-Âpoint Â halftime Â lead, Â anchored Â in Â three-Âpointers Â from Â Cone-ÂDouglas Â and Â second-Â year Â forward Â Kevin Â Roach, Â and Â secured Â a Â 79-Â68 Â victory Â for Â the Â Blue Â Knights. Â â€œFor Â what Â it Â was Â and Â what Â I Â had, Â I Â thought Â it Â went Â RNÂ´5HMQLDNVDLGRIWKHORVVDJDLQVWWKH*ROGHQ(DJOHV â€œNot Â having Â [second-Âyear Â guard] Â Keegan Â [Donovan] Â this Â weekend Â was Â a Â hit Â because Â of Â his Â shoulder. Â We Â needed Â another Â ball Â handler Â out Â there Â when Â we're Â going Â up Â against Â a Â highly Â ranked Â team Â in Â the Â coun-Â WU\Â´ Against Â Geneseo, Â Rejniak Â said Â he Â had Â to Â ex-Â haust Â key Â players Â like Â fourth-Âyear Â guard Â Andrew Â Joseph Â and Â third-Âyear Â Captain Â Taylor Â Sowah, Â who Â contributed Â to Â a Â seven Â deep Â line-Âup Â ran Â out Â of Â gas Â down Â three Â with Â three Â minutes Â to Â go Â â€“ Â a Â problematic Â situation Â when Â facing Â a Â deep Â team Â like Â Geneseo Â who Â sub Â heavily Â with Â â€œhockey Â line Â VXEVWLWXWLRQVZKHUHHYHU\ÂżYHPLQXWHVZLWKIUHVK OHJVÂ´5HMQLDNVDLG â€œItâ€™s Â been Â tough Â to Â sustain Â that Â intensity Â on Â defense Â because Â the Â minute Â you Â lax, Â they're Â going Â WRVKRRWDWKUHHÂ´5HMQLDNVDLGÂł7KHW\SHRIHIIRUW they Â gave Â me, Â I Â canâ€™t Â fault Â them Â at Â all. Â They Â gave Â PHHYHU\WKLQJWKDWWKH\KDGÂ´ Graduate-Âstudent Â Captain Â Nick Â Taldi, Â returning Â to Â play Â this Â year Â after Â a Â severe Â ACL Â injury Â dur-Â ing Â the Â 2012-Â13 Â season, Â joins Â the Â 17 Â other Â Menâ€™s Â Basketball Â players Â of Â the Â Hawks Â program Â to Â score Â a Â 1,000 Â career Â points Â during Â the Â contest Â at Â Brockport, Â scoring Â a Â game-Âhigh Â 17 Â points Â and Â a Â career Â total Â of Â 1,013 Â points Â at Â the Â end Â of Â the Â Geneseo Â game. Â â€œIt Â felt Â really Â good Â to Â become Â a Â part Â of Â New Â Paltz Â KLVWRU\Â´7DOGLVDLGÂł$Q\WLPH\RXUHDFKDPLOHVWRQH LW VVRPHWKLQJVSHFLDO,W VGHÂżQLWHO\VRPHWKLQJ,ZDQWHG P\HQWLUHFDUHHUÂ´ Taldi Â said Â that Â although Â his Â time Â as Â a Â Hawk Â was Â full Â of Â ups Â and Â downs, Â it Â has Â taught Â him Â how Â to Â battle Â adversity, Â and Â that Â he Â is Â thankful Â for Â the Â people Â he Â has Â met Â and Â the Â friendships Â made Â that Â will Â outlive Â his Â playing Â career. Â Looking Â forward, Â Rejniak Â looks Â to Â heavily Â recruit Â as Â the Â absence Â Â PHOTO Â BY Â ROBIN Â WEINSTEIN Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
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of Â Joseph Â and Â Taldi Â becomes Â a Â reality. Â Rejniak, Â who Â entered Â the Â program Â prior Â to Â the Â 2011-Â 12 Â season, Â said Â it Â has Â always Â been Â his Â goal Â to Â gradually Â grow Â roster Â numbers. Â After Â this Â yearâ€™s Â full Â team Â of Â 14, Â Rejniak Â said Â KHORRNVWRÂżOODQPDQURVWHUQH[W season Â in Â order Â to Â bring Â in Â more Â depth Â DQGÂłIXOÂżOOQHHGVWKDWQHHGWREHDG GUHVVHGÂ´ Rejniak Â hopes Â the Â new Â faces Â will Â also Â challenge Â the Â returners Â to Â step Â up Â in Â a Â big Â way. Â â€œI'm Â really Â excited Â to Â have Â the Â band Â back Â together Â because Â when Â we Â were Â healthy, Â even Â without Â these Â impact Â re-Â cruits Â we Â hope Â to Â bring Â in, Â we Â were Â really Â JRRGÂ´ Rejniak Â said. Â
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Softball Â Starts Â Season Â At Â Virginia Â Beach By Â Melissa Â Kramer
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The Â softball Â team Â is Â ready Â to Â take Â their Â cuts Â as Â they Â travel Â to Â Virginia Â Beach Â to Â open Â up Â their Â season, Â taking Â on Â four Â teams Â in Â the Â Beach Â Blast Â 2014 Â Tournament Â in Â Virginia Â Beach. The Â team Â begins Â their Â journey Â under Â new Â Head Â Coach Â Brittany Â Robinson. Â She Â said Â she Â has Â one Â goal Â right Â off Â the Â bat. â€œI Â expect Â us Â to Â win Â games Â and Â com-Â pete Â for Â a Â conference Â championship,â€? Â Robinson Â said. Â During Â the Â four-Âgame Â 2014 Â Beach Â Blast Â Tournament, Â the Â Lady Â Hawks Â will Â face Â Bethany Â (W.V.) Â College Â and Â Plym-Â outh Â State Â University Â on Â Friday Â and Â Ba-Â ruch Â College Â and Â Kean Â University Â on Â Sat-Â urday. The Â team Â is Â led Â by Â the Â teamâ€™s Â three Â captains, Â third-Âyear Â catcher/utility Â player Â Shayna Â Burgess, Â third-Âyear Â pitcher/in-Â ÂżHOGHU 0HJ %UHZHU DQG IRXUWK\HDU LQ-Â ÂżHOGHU&KHOVHD.XOO Coach Â Robinson Â said Â she Â expects Â Bur-Â JHVV WR GHÂżQLWHO\ OHDG WKH WHDP EDWWLQJ ZLVHDVZHOODVÂżHOGLQJ â€œBurgess Â has Â caught Â for Â a Â while,â€? Â Robinson Â said. Â â€œShe Â is Â an Â excellent Â catch-Â HU , GHÂżQLWHO\ H[SHFW KHU WR OHDG XV EDW-Â
WLQJZLVH DQG ÂżHOGLQJ$QG %UHZHU ZKR does Â all Â the Â right Â things Â everywhere. Â She Â is Â the Â one Â who Â keeps Â everybody Â in Â line.â€? Robinson Â expects Â Kull Â to Â lead Â the Â team Â in Â many Â ways. Âł.XOO ZLOO GHÂżQLWHO\ OHDG XV EDWWLQJ and Â defensively,â€? Â Robinson Â said. Â â€œI Â expect Â KHUWREHWKHYRFDOOHDGHURQWKHÂżHOGÂ´ Despite Â the Â new Â change Â at Â the Â helm, Â SOD\HUVDUHFRQÂżGHQWWRVXFFHHGLQDJUHDW way Â this Â season. â€œSo Â far Â Coach Â Robinson Â has Â been Â awesome,â€? Â Burgess Â said. Â â€œWe Â can Â all Â agree Â that Â we Â are Â extremely Â lucky Â to Â have Â coach Â Robinson. Â She Â has Â taught Â us Â a Â lot Â during Â the Â past Â three Â weeks Â that Â will Â help Â us Â to Â be Â successful Â in Â this Â season. Â Having Â D FRDFK ZKR UHFHQWO\ ÂżQLVKHG KHU 'LY , softball Â career Â is Â very Â helpful.â€? Brewer Â said Â the Â team Â is Â using Â Coach Â Robinsonâ€™s Â experience Â as Â a Â Div. Â I Â player Â WREHQHÂżWWKHP â€œCoach Â has Â been Â very Â insightful Â and Â knows Â a Â lot Â about Â the Â game,â€? Â Brewer Â said. Â â€œShe Â has Â made Â minor Â tweaks Â that Â only Â an Â experienced Â player Â would Â know Â to Â do.â€? Besides Â the Â upperclassmen Â stepping Â XS WR WKH SODWH WKH LQFRPLQJ ÂżUVW\HDUV and Â transfers Â have Â took Â charge Â as Â well, Â Brewer Â said.
â€œUpperclassmen Â are Â also Â understand-Â ing Â their Â roles Â as Â leaders Â and Â doing Â a Â good Â job Â setting Â an Â example,â€? Â Brewer Â said. Â Robinson Â said Â the Â team Â has Â been Â fo-Â cusing Â on Â live Â hitting Â to Â prepare Â for Â the Â season Â opener. Â Scrimmaging Â has Â been Â a Â quintesential Â part Â of Â practices Â because Â it Â helps Â replicate Â playing Â a Â real Â game. Â Brew-Â er Â said Â applying Â previous Â technical Â work Â to Â live Â situations Â helps Â them Â build Â rota-Â tions Â and Â position Â changes Â that Â they Â an-Â ticipate Â making Â this Â season. Â â€œWe Â have Â been Â doing Â very Â well Â in Â practice,â€? Â Robinson Â said. Â â€œI Â have Â been Â very Â impressed Â by Â the Â effort Â that Â has Â been Â given, Â and Â the Â improvements Â that Â have Â been Â made Â so Â far. Â Weâ€™re Â just Â trying Â to Â stay Â on Â a Â building Â path, Â and Â not Â descend Â down-Â hill.â€? Coach Â Robinson Â and Â the Â team Â are Â looking Â forward Â to Â the Â good Â competition, Â as Â well Â as Â the Â warm Â weather Â as Â they Â travel Â down Â to Â Virginia Â Beach Â this Â weekend. â€œIt Â will Â give Â me Â a Â chance Â to Â scout Â some Â of Â the Â teams Â in Â our Â conference Â which Â is Â nice,â€? Â Robinson Â said. Â â€œIt Â should Â be Â a Â good Â way Â to Â get Â a Â lot Â of Â people Â in Â to Â play, Â and Â kind Â of Â see Â where Â weâ€™re Â at Â in Â terms Â of Â who Â is Â going Â to Â be Â playing Â where Â for Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â season.â€? Â
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Baseball Â Returns Â Key Â Players Â for Â Season Â Start By Â Andrew Â Lief
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The Â baseball Â team Â begins Â their Â 2014 Â sea-Â son Â in Â Salisbury, Â MD Â on Â March Â 1 Â in Â a Â three-Â game Â series Â against Â Salisbury Â University. Â Â 7KLVVHDVRQLV0DWW5LJKWHUÂśVÂżUVWVHDVRQ as Â head Â coach Â of Â the Â Hawks Â and Â he Â said Â heâ€™s Â eager Â to Â start Â the Â season Â with Â his Â new Â team. Â Â Â â€œI Â think Â that Â we Â have Â a Â lot Â of Â guys Â who Â are Â excited Â for Â the Â season, Â so Â weâ€™re Â going Â to Â be Â in Â good Â shape,â€? Â Righter Â said. Â Â The Â Hawks Â started Â practicing Â on Â Feb. Â 3 Â and Â due Â to Â the Â excessive Â amount Â of Â snow Â on Â the Â grounds, Â Righter Â said Â theyâ€™ve Â been Â prac-Â WLFLQJLQDQHDUE\GRPHÂżHOGLQWKHJ\PDQG in Â the Â hitting Â area Â on Â campus, Â which Â they Â call Â the Â â€œbatcave.â€? Â Fourth-Âyear Â Captain Â David Â Lostaglio Â said Â Righter Â has Â had Â a Â very Â smooth Â transition Â into Â becoming Â the Â head Â coach Â at Â New Â Paltz. Â He Â said Â the Â way Â Righter Â thinks Â about Â the Â game Â allows Â the Â team Â to Â have Â a Â whole Â new Â perspec-Â tive Â while Â playing. Â Â Right Â now, Â Righter Â said Â the Â key Â is Â for Â the Â
pitchers Â to Â get Â their Â arms Â in Â shape, Â hitters Â to Â take Â a Â lot Â of Â swings Â in Â the Â cage Â and Â for Â the Â ÂżHOGHUVWRGRDJLOLW\ZRUNDQGWRSUDFWLFHJHW-Â ting Â a Â read Â on Â the Â ball. Â Â â€œWe Â like Â to Â think Â we Â get Â more Â swings Â than Â any Â team Â in Â the Â country,â€? Â Righter Â said. Righter Â said Â he Â is Â expecting Â his Â cap-Â WDLQV /RVWDJOLR WKLUG\HDU RXWÂżHOGHU 5LFKDUG *XLGR ÂżIWK\HDU LQÂżHOGHU 6WHYHQ 0RUVH DQG fourth-Âyear Â pitcher Â Chris Â Pyz Â to Â be Â the Â leaders Â of Â the Â team Â and Â set Â a Â good Â example Â for Â other Â players. Â Â On Â offense, Â Righter Â said Â he Â wants Â his Â team Â to Â play Â an Â aggressive Â style. â€œWe Â will Â shoot Â to Â take Â a Â lot Â of Â bases Â try-Â ing Â to Â push Â singles Â into Â doubles,â€? Â Righter Â said. Â â€œI Â would Â expect Â our Â guys Â to Â be Â pretty Â good Â on Â the Â base Â paths. Â You Â will Â probably Â see Â a Â lot Â of Â stolen Â bases Â out Â of Â our Â team.â€? Righter Â said Â he Â is Â expecting Â a Â big Â season Â RXWRIWKLUG\HDULQÂżHOGHU6WDQOH\'H/D&UX] who Â he Â said Â is Â as Â good Â of Â an Â athlete Â as Â he Â has Â seen Â at Â the Â Div. Â III Â level. Â He Â said Â Lostaglio Â will Â be Â the Â teamâ€™s Â clutch Â hitter Â and Â is Â looking Â
for Â Morse Â to Â have Â a Â breakout Â year Â at Â the Â plate Â after Â hitting Â .198 Â last Â season. Â Â Lostaglio Â said Â if Â the Â team Â utilizes Â their Â speed Â to Â go Â along Â with Â their Â tough Â lineup Â then Â opposing Â pitchers Â will Â have Â to Â work Â extremely Â hard Â to Â contain Â the Â Hawks. Â Â Righter Â said Â the Â pitching Â staff Â will Â be Â led Â by Â Pyz, Â who Â he Â views Â as Â a Â â€œbulldog Â that Â will Â do Â whatever Â he Â has Â to Â do Â to Â help Â the Â team Â win.â€? Â He Â is Â also Â looking Â at Â fourth-Âyear Â pitcher Â Andrew Â Grann Â and Â third-Âyear Â pitcher Â Brian Â 6RORPRQ WR EH VLJQLÂżFDQW LQQLQJJHWWHUV IRU the Â team. Â Â Overall, Â Righter Â said Â he Â expects Â his Â team Â to Â be Â resilient Â and Â have Â the Â opportunity Â to Â win Â a Â lot Â of Â games. â€œIf Â they Â get Â down Â it Â doesnâ€™t Â bother Â them,â€? Â Righter Â said. Â â€œIf Â they Â have Â some Â failure Â it Â doesnâ€™t Â bother Â them. Â They Â get Â right Â back Â up Â and Â theyâ€™re Â ready Â to Â go Â back Â out Â there.â€? Lostaglio Â said Â he Â has Â one Â goal Â he Â wants Â to Â DFFRPSOLVKGXULQJKLVÂżQDOVHDVRQDVD+DZN â€œMy Â only Â goal Â is Â to Â win Â a Â championship Â at Â this Â point,â€? Â he Â said. Â Â
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With Â the Â calendar Â shifting Â from Â Febru-Â ary Â to Â March Â this Â weekend, Â college Â basket-Â ball Â is Â about Â to Â enter Â its Â most Â important Â part Â of Â the Â season. Â With Â that Â in Â mind, Â letâ€™s Â take Â DORRNDWÂżYHWKLQJVWRZDWFKRXWIRULQFRO lege Â basketball: No. Â 1 Â How Â long Â will Â Wichita Â State Â stay Â undefeated Â for? The Â Shockers Â are Â currently Â 30-Â0 Â and Â KDYHRQHPRUHJDPHEHIRUHWKH0LVVRXUL Valley Â Conference Â Tournament. Â While Â they Â KDYHQRWSOD\HGDGLIÂżFXOWQRQFRQIHUHQFH schedule Â and Â theyâ€™re Â in Â an Â extremely Â weak Â conference, Â you Â canâ€™t Â take Â away Â from Â the Â accomplishment Â that Â is Â winning Â 30 Â straight Â JDPHV,WKLQNWKH\ZLOOZLQWKHLUÂżQDOJDPH of Â the Â season Â on Â Saturday Â against Â Missouri Â State. Â The Â Shockers Â are Â clearly Â a Â capable Â WHDPDIWHUWKHLULPSUHVVLYHUXQWRWKH)LQDO Four Â last Â season. Â Â Currently, Â ESPNâ€™s Â Brack-Â etologist Â Joe Â Lunardi Â has Â them Â as Â the Â No. Â 1 Â seed Â in Â the Â Midwest Â Region. Â Â As Â it Â currently Â VWDQGV,WKLQNWKH6KRFNHUV ÂżUVWORVVZLOO FRPHDJDLQVWWKHZLQQHURIWKHIRXUÂżYH game Â between Â Cincinnati Â and Â Kentucky Â in Â the Â Sweet Â 16, Â which Â is Â currently Â projected. Â 1R'RXJ0F'HUPRWWÂśVÂżQLVKWRKLV historic Â career
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Now Â that Â the Â Olympics Â are Â (mercifully, Â LI\RXÂśUHD86$IDQ RYHUWKH1+/ÂśVWUDGH window Â has Â opened Â and Â will Â close Â on Â March Â 5 Â at Â 3 Â p.m. Â Not Â much Â has Â happened Â yet, Â but Â the Â rumor Â mill Â in Â New Â York Â has Â been Â churning Â for Â days Â now. This Â past Â Sunday, Â former Â NFL Â quarterback Â and Â sports Â radio Â personality Â Boomer Â Esiason Â took Â to Â Twitter Â and Â said Â something Â â€œhugeâ€? Â was Â going Â to Â happen Â with Â the Â New Â York Â Rangers. Â It Â didnâ€™t Â take Â too Â long Â for Â the Â Rangerâ€™s Â social Â media Â sphere Â to Â light Â up Â and Â ignite Â seemingly Â endless Â discussions Â about Â what Â would Â happen Â before Â newt Â Wednesday. 7RRIIHUVRPHSHUVSHFWLYH(VLDVRQLVXVX ally Â spot-Âon Â with Â his Â predictions Â and Â news Â tips. Â Heâ€™s Â at Â almost Â all Â of Â the Â Rangersâ€™ Â home Â games Â
What Â To Â Watch Â In Â March Â The Â casual Â college Â basketball Â fan Â prob-Â ably Â has Â no Â idea Â who Â McDermott Â is. Â Â They Â probably Â are Â only Â aware Â of Â the Â projected Â top Â picks Â in Â the Â 2014 Â NBA Â draft Â Andrew Â Wiggins, Â Jabari Â Parker Â and Â Julius Â Randle. Â Â McDermott Â is Â dominating Â the Â competition Â DYHUDJLQJSRLQWVDQGUHERXQGVSHU game. Â Â While Â itâ€™s Â a Â weaker Â Big Â East Â confer-Â HQFHWKDQLQ\HDUVSDVWLWÂśVVWLOOLPSUHVVLYH that Â the Â Creighton Â Bluejays Â won Â the Â league Â WLWOHLQWKHLUÂżUVWVHDVRQ0F'HUPRWWLVQRZ 83 Â points Â away Â from Â scoring Â his Â 3,000th Â FDUHHUSRLQWZKLFKRQO\VHYHQSHRSOHKDYH done Â in Â college Â basketball Â history. Â Â Besides Â Syracuse, Â thereâ€™s Â no Â team Â Iâ€™d Â rather Â see Â make Â a Â run Â to Â the Â Final Â Four. Â Â In Â a Â time Â where Â people Â criticize Â players Â who Â stay Â in Â school Â for Â four Â years, Â letâ€™s Â appreciate Â the Â VSHFWDFXODUFDUHHU0F'HUPRWWLVÂżQLVKLQJ up Â and Â how Â good Â he Â has Â been Â for Â college Â basketball.
ten Â games, Â but Â Izzo Â is Â a Â coach Â who Â always Â prepares Â his Â teams Â to Â be Â playing Â their Â best Â basketball Â when Â March Â rolls Â around. Â Â If Â HYHU\RQHFDQJHWKHDOWK\WKHQWKH\ OOEHRQH of Â the Â toughest Â teams Â to Â beat Â in Â March.
No. Â 3 Â Can Â Michigan Â State Â get Â healthy Â in Â time Â for Â the Â tournament?
No. Â 5 Â Who Â are Â the Â Final Â Four Â con-Â tenders?
$OOVHDVRQWKH6SDUWDQVKDYHKDGWR deal Â with Â injuries Â to Â starters Â Adreian Â Payne, Â Branden Â Dawson, Â Gary Â Harris Â and Â Keith Â Appling. Â Â Despite Â these Â injuries, Â they Â are Â currently Â 11-Â4 Â in Â the Â Big Â 10, Â which Â puts Â WKHPLQVHFRQGSODFHDQGKDYHD RYHUDOOUHFRUG7KLVLVDWHVWDPHQWWRKRZ great Â a Â coach Â Tom Â Izzo Â is. Â I Â know Â they Â KDYHDOWHUQDWHGZLQVDQGORVVHVLQWKHLUODVW
Right Â now Â Florida Â is Â ranked Â No. Â 1 Â in Â WKHFRXQWU\ZLWKDRYHUDOOUHFRUGDQGD 15-Â0 Â record Â in Â the Â SEC. Â Â Head Â Coach Â Billy Â 'RQRYDQLVWKHPRVWXQGHUUDWHGFRDFKLQ the Â country Â in Â my Â opinion Â because Â heâ€™s Â had Â trouble Â recently Â getting Â past Â the Â Elite Â Eight, Â which Â is Â still Â a Â lot Â farther Â than Â many Â teams Â get. Â Â Arizona Â hasnâ€™t Â been Â the Â same Â team Â
No. Â 4 Â Do Â any Â mid-Âmajors Â have Â a Â chance Â of Â making Â a Â deep Â tournament Â run? :LWKFRQIHUHQFHUHDOLJQPHQWPRYLQJD lot Â of Â the Â more Â dominant Â mid-Âmajor Â teams Â into Â major Â conferences, Â the Â tournament Â ZLOOEHÂżOOHGZLWKIHZHUWHDPVIURPWKH so-Âcalled Â mid-Âmajor Â conferences. Â Â This Â will Â result Â in Â more Â teams Â from Â the Â major Â confer-Â ences Â being Â in Â the Â tournament Â and Â making Â GHHSUXQV2IFRXUVHWKHUHZLOOREYLRXVO\ be Â the Â Cinderella Â teams Â that Â make Â a Â run Â to Â the Â Sweet Â 16, Â which Â is Â what Â makes Â the Â tournament Â incredible. Â Â
since Â Brandon Â Ashley Â was Â lost Â for Â the Â season Â with Â a Â torn Â ligament Â in Â his Â foot. Â Â The Â :LOGFDWVGHÂżQLWHO\KDYHDFKDQFHWRPDNH DGHHSWRXUQDPHQWUXQEXW,KDYHWURXEOH seeing Â it Â happen Â without Â Ashley. Â After Â starting Â the Â season Â 25-Â0, Â Syracuse Â lost Â two Â games Â in Â a Â row Â before Â getting Â back Â on Â the Â winning Â side Â of Â things Â with Â a Â win Â at Â Maryland. Â Â Jerami Â Grantâ€™s Â injured Â back Â is Â something Â to Â keep Â an Â eye Â on Â going Â forward, Â EXWWKH2UDQJHFHUWDLQO\KDYHWKHFDSDELOLW\ of Â cutting Â down Â the Â nets Â on Â April Â 7. Â Â Kansas Â won Â the Â Big Â 12 Â regular Â season Â title Â for Â the Â 10th Â year Â in Â a Â row Â on Â Monday Â QLJKWDQG:LJJLQVLVÂżQDOO\SOD\LQJXSWR SUHVHDVRQSRWHQWLDO,KDYHDORWRIWURXEOH EHOLHYLQJWKDWWKH-D\KDZNVZRQÂśWEHSOD\ ing Â for Â a Â national Â title Â April Â 7. Â Â After Â a Â rough Â stretch Â during Â the Â mid-Â point Â of Â the Â season, Â Duke Â has Â gotten Â its Â UK\WKPEDFN7KH%OXH'HYLOV RIIHQVHKDV been Â superb Â and Â besides Â McDermott, Â thereâ€™s Â no Â better Â scorer Â in Â the Â country Â than Â Jabari Â Parker. Â Â /RXLVYLOOHLVKLWWLQJLWVVWULGHDWWKH right Â time Â and Â is Â more Â than Â capable Â of Â SOD\LQJLQWKLV\HDUÂśV)LQDO)RXU,EHOLHYH Russ Â Smith Â has Â been Â the Â most Â underrated Â SOD\HULQWKHFRXQWU\WKLVVHDVRQDYHUDJLQJ 17.5 Â points, Â 4.5 Â assists Â and Â 3.4 Â rebounds Â per Â game. Â Â /DVWO\DVVWDWHGDERYH0LFKLJDQ6WDWH DQG:LFKLWD6WDWHERWKKDYHWKHSRWHQWLDOWR be Â playing Â in Â Texas Â on Â April Â 5. Â
Deadline Â Â Decisions Â and Â he Â has Â friends Â in Â the Â NHL;Íž Â he Â successfully Â predicted Â the Â end Â of Â the Â NHL Â lock Â out Â and Â the Â .HYLQ.OHLQWUDGH In Â other Â words, Â Blueshirts Â fans Â can Â count Â on Â something Â drastic Â happening Â before Â the Â trade Â deadline. Â It Â probably Â has Â to Â do Â with Â Ryan Â Callahan. Â So Â far, Â the Â names Â coming Â up Â the Â most Â are Â &DOODKDQÂśV'DQ*LUDUGLDQG+HQULN/XQGTYLVW in Â exchange Â for Â Tampa Â Bay Â Lightning Â forward Â Martin Â St. Â Louis. Â ,WÂśVVDIHWRDVVXPHZHFDQWDNH/XQGTYLVW off Â the Â list. Â The Â contract Â extension Â he Â signed Â earlier Â in Â the Â season Â has Â a Â no-Âtrade Â clause Â and Â itâ€™s Â PRUHRUOHVVIDFWWKDW/XQGTYLVWZLOOEHD5DQJHU for Â life. Â *LUDUGLDQG&DOODKDQDUHQÂśWDVVDIHHYHQLI their Â worth Â as Â team Â leaders Â and Â franchise Â players Â
DUHRIDVLPLODULONWR/XQGTYLVWÂśV7DONVDERXW whether Â or Â not Â they Â would Â resign Â with Â the Â team Â at Â the Â end Â of Â this Â season Â and Â how Â much Â they Â ZRXOGEHDVNLQJIRUKDYHEHHQJRLQJRQIRU months. Â Itâ€™s Â hard Â to Â imagine Â this Â trade Â doesnâ€™t Â include Â one Â of Â them. Â And Â if Â Pat Â Leonard Â at Â the Â New Â York Â Daily Â Newsâ€™ Â report Â that Â St. Â Louis Â only Â wants Â to Â come Â to Â New Â York Â is Â true, Â than Â itâ€™s Â more Â than Â likely Â Cal-Â lahan Â will Â be Â the Â one Â to Â go. Â It Â may Â be Â more Â sad Â since Â heâ€™s Â captain, Â but Â it Â does Â make Â more Â sense Â and Â it Â is Â smarter Â than Â letting Â Girardi Â go. Â ,ÂśYHVDLGLWEHIRUHDQG,VWLFNE\WKHEHOLHI WKDWLWLVPRUHGLIÂżFXOWWRÂżQGDÂżUVWSDLUGHIHQ seman Â than Â most Â other Â positions. Â If Â the Â Rangers Â decided Â to Â trade Â away Â Girardi Â to Â Tampa Â they Â may Â not Â lose Â more Â than Â gain, Â but Â theyâ€™d Â still Â lose Â a Â lot. Â The Â Rangers Â would Â be Â getting Â goals Â (St. Â
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Louis Â has Â 25 Â goals Â so Â far Â this Â season), Â but Â the Â loss Â of Â a Â defenseman Â like Â Girardi Â would Â hurt. Â /XQGTYLVWDQG&DP7DOERWZRXOGFHUWDLQO\IHHO the Â loss. Â If Â Callahan Â goes, Â thatâ€™s Â a Â huge Â drop Â in Â FKHPLVWU\DQGPRUDOHLQWKHURRP+RZHYHU ÂżQGLQJDJULQGHUZKRFDQSXWLQJRDOVDQGEORFN VKRWVLVHDVLHUWRÂżQGWKDQDWRSOLQHGHIHQVHPDQ The Â Rangers Â are Â a Â team Â that Â has Â more Â third-Âliners Â WKDQSXUHJRDOVFRUHUV:HÂśYHQHHGHGVRPHRQH like Â St. Â Louis Â for Â years Â now Â and Â while Â I Â worry Â about Â the Â age, Â Iâ€™m Â comforted Â by Â the Â fact Â that Â SOD\HUVOLNH-DURPLU-DJUKDYHFRPHKHUHODWHULQ WKHLUFDUHHUVDQGKDYHPDGHDOOWKHGLIIHUHQFH %XWQRQHZV\HW:KDWHYHUKDSSHQVLWÂśV probably Â going Â to Â be Â emotional Â and Â there Â will Â probably Â be Â tears. Â For Â now, Â letâ€™s Â hope Â for Â the Â best. Â
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