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The   New   Paltz  Town   Planning   Board   met   on   Feb.   25   to  discuss  the  Final  Environmental  Impact  Statement  (FEIS)   IRUWKH3DUN3RLQWSURMHFWDVZHOODVWKHSRWHQWLDOÂżVFDOLP-­ pacts. During   the   public   forum,   town   resident   Paul   Brown   made  comments  concerning  Wilmoriteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  presentation  to  the   Ulster   County   Industrial   Development   Agency   (IDA)   on   Feb.  13  and  their  tax  exemption  application.   Brown  said  Wilmorite  is  applying  for  three  exemptions,   including   a   payment   in   lieu   of   taxes   (PILOT),   sub-­lease   transaction  and  a  mortgage-­tax  for  a  25-­year  period.  If  the   ,'$DSSURYHV:LOPRULWHÂśVDSSOLFDWLRQKHVDLGWKHIRUSURÂżW developer  could  pay  â&#x20AC;&#x153;under  $200,000â&#x20AC;?  annually  while  sav-­ ing  themselves  nearly  $1.5  million.   Âł7KHSRWHQWLDOÂżVFDOLPSDFWVRQWKHWRZQRI1HZ3DOW] the  New  Paltz  Central  School  District  and  Ulster  County  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   the  three  taxing  authorities  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  can  only  be  accurately  evalu-­ ated  once  you  gather  the  information,  once  you  know  how   much   the   taxing   authorities   would   lose   over   the   next   25   years,â&#x20AC;?  Brown  said.   Before   the   meeting,   Wilmorite   submitted   a   63-­page   document  to  the  Planning  Board,  which  included  a  one-­page   table   of   contents   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;consolidated   public   comment,â&#x20AC;?   ac-­ cording  to  Wilmoriteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Director  of  Business  Tom  George.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  did  a  follow  up  to  the  public  comment,  the  written   comment,  [and]  the  transcripts  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  everything  that  was  col-­ lected...was  then  organized,â&#x20AC;?  George  said.   The  table  of  contents  listed  sections  A  through  T,  which   included   topics   like   soils,   geography,   topography,   surface   and  ground  water,  then  all  corresponding  public  comments   were  organized  under  each  heading.   While  Wilmorite  is  still  in  the  process  of  organizing  the   comments,  George  said  they  plan  to  create  a  response  docu-­ ment,   which   will   be   formatted   for   the   FEIS.   He   also   said   they  will  submit  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;document  matrixâ&#x20AC;?  or  spreadsheet,  listing   every  person  or  agency  that  supplied  comments.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This  is  basically  going  to  be  a  chart  for  every  person   who   made   comments   and   what   category   [they]   fell   under,   so  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  an  easy  process  for  the  planning  board  to  ensure  that   every  comment  was  documented,â&#x20AC;?  George  said.   Even  after  identifying  and  categorizing  the  comments,   Planning   Board   Chairman   Mike   Calimano   said   he   thinks   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  at  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;beginning  stagesâ&#x20AC;?  of  the  process.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now  the  challenge  is  to  address  and  respond  to  them   [the  comments],  which  would  be  the  FEIS,â&#x20AC;?  Calimano  said.   Calimano  said  he  was  â&#x20AC;&#x153;uncomfortableâ&#x20AC;?  with  the  idea  of   having   the   public   review   three   separate   documents   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   the   Draft   Environmental   Impact   Statement   (DEIS),   a   synthe-­ sized   comment   section   and   a   response   document.   He   said   he  would  like  for  the  FEIS  to  stand  alone  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;tell  the  whole  

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story.â&#x20AC;?   â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  that  means  cutting,    pasting  and  pulling  out  of  the   '(,6 IROORZHG E\ FRPPHQWV H[SODQDWLRQV FODULÂżFDWLRQV and   additional   detail,   I   think   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   document   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   although   longer   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   [that]   is   better   handled   by   people,â&#x20AC;?   Calimano   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  idea  that  everybody  would  have  to  go  back  to  the   DEIS,  then  the  comments,  then  look  at  the  conclusions...just   makes  it  more  complicated.â&#x20AC;? Board   member   Lynn   Bowdery   expressed   concern   that   topics  from  the  DEIS  that  went  unaddressed  during  public   comment  would  be  â&#x20AC;&#x153;forgotten,â&#x20AC;?  and  board  member  George   Lithco   said   two   things   must   be   done   when   preparing   the   FEIS   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   replying   to   the   comments   and   responding   to,   or   â&#x20AC;&#x153;modifying,â&#x20AC;?  the  DEIS. However,   board   member   Tim   Rodgers   said   he   would   like  the  board  to  never  have  to  look  at  the  DEIS  again. Âł7KH)(,6VKRXOGEHDUHFRQÂżJXUHG'(,6ZLWKSXEOLF comments  [and]  responses  to  things  that  are  unclear,â&#x20AC;?  Rodg-­ ers  said.   Calimano  said  there  are  a  lot  of  things  in  the  DEIS  that   should  be  tossed  and,  moving  forward,  it  shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  â&#x20AC;&#x153;cloudâ&#x20AC;?   the  board  members  thoughts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  was  poorly  written,  it  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  address  the  subject  as   we  found  out  in  a  number  of  different  areas,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   FEIS   should   address   the   comments   and   come   up   with   the   conclusions.â&#x20AC;?


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NEW  POPE  SELECTED From  â&#x20AC;&#x153;the  end  of  the  earth,â&#x20AC;?  the  Cath-­ olic   Church   found   a   surprising   new   leader  Wednesday,  a  pioneer  pope  from   Argentina   who   took   the   name   Francis,   a  pastor  rather  than  a  manager  to  resur-­ rect   a   church   and   faith   in   crisis.   He   is   WKHÂżUVWSRQWLIIIURPWKH1HZ:RUOGDQG WKHÂżUVWQRQ(XURSHDQVLQFHWKH0LGGOH CHINA  ADDS  PRESIDENT &KLQDÂśV QHZ OHDGHU ;L -LQSLQJ FDSSHG KLV rise  Thursday  by  adding  the  largely  ceremo-­ nial  title  of  president,  though  he  will  need   cautious   maneuvering   to   consolidate   his   power  and  build  support  from  a  public  that   is  increasingly  clamoring  for  change. POLICE  KILL  PROTESTORS The   highest-­level   inquiry   into   the   deaths   of   nearly   900   protesters   in   (J\SWÂśV XSULVLQJ KDV FRQFOXGHG WKDW police  were  behind  nearly  all  the  kill-­ ings   and   used   snipers   on   rooftops   RYHUORRNLQJ &DLURÂśV 7DKULU 6TXDUH WR shoot  into  the  huge  crowds. POPE  WINS  OVER  ROMANS Before  they  even  saw  his  face,  Pope  Francis   had   already   won   over   the   Roman   masses.   The   76-­year-­old   Argentine   said   the   cardi-­ nals   had   reached   to   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;end   of   the   earthâ&#x20AC;?   WR ÂżQG WKH ELVKRS RI 5RPH  UHFDOOLQJ WKH beloved  Pope  John  Paul  II,  a  Polish  cardinal   ZKRWROGKLVÂżUVWFURZGLQWKDWFDUGL-­ nals  had  called  him  â&#x20AC;&#x153;from  a  far  country.â&#x20AC;? CAMBODIAN  LEADER  DIES ,HQJ 6DU\ ZKR FRIRXQGHG &DPER-­ GLDÂśV EUXWDO .KPHU 5RXJH PRYHPHQW in   1970s,   was   its   public   face   abroad   and  decades  later  became  one  of  its  few   leaders  to  be  put  on  trial  for  the  deaths   of  an  estimated  1.7  million  people,  died   7KXUVGD\PRUQLQJ+HZDV POPE  PLEASES  LATIN  AMERICA Tears   and   cheers   erupted   across   Latin   America  on  Wednesday  as  an  Argentine   FDUGLQDOEHFDPHWKHÂżUVWSRSHIURPWKH hemisphere,  and  many  expressed  hope   that   he   could   help   bring   the   church   closer   to   the   poverty-­wracked   region   that  is  home  to  more  Roman  Catholics   than  any  other. Compiled  from  the  AP  Newswire

Board  Members  Receive  Awards By  Carolyn  Quimby $ ((GLWRU_Carolyn.quimby@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

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about  what  is  going  on  in  the  district. Rausch  said  he  believes  the  activities  he  par-­ ticipated  in  have  improved  his  knowledge  and  un-­ GHUVWDQGLQJRIWKH1HZ<RUNHGXFDWLRQDOV\VWHP â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  have  been  able  to  hone  my  general  board   NQRZOHGJH DQG XQGHUVWDQGLQJ RI WKH 1HZ<RUN HGXFDWLRQDOV\VWHPDQGKDYHEHQHÂżWHGIURPERWK audit   and   facilities   sessions   in   support   of   my   board  roles  on  these  two  committees,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.

New  Paltz  Adopts  New  Financial  Aid  Letter By  Zameena  Mejia &RS\(GLWRU_Zmejia09@awkmail.newpaltz.edu

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PHQWWRWUDQVSDUHQF\LQFROOHJHÂżQDQFLQJ 6LVWDUHQLNVDLGWKHOHWWHUÂłKHOSVIDPLOLHVEH-­ come  consumersâ&#x20AC;?  and  will  be  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;great  consumer   information  tool.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  objective  is  to  let  families  know  before   they  owe  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  to    stop  and  think  about  loan  debt  and   HUDVHWKHH[FXVHÂľ,GLGQÂśWNQRZ,RZHWKLVPXFK PRQH\ϫ6LVWDUHQLNVDLG $VVWDWHGLQWKHSUHVVUHOHDVHWKH6KRSSLQJ 6KHHWFDQDOVREHXVHGWRFRPSDUHYDULRXVFROOHJH aid   offers   by   giving   students   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;bottom   lineâ&#x20AC;?   of   what  they  have  to  pay  before  having  to  consider   loan  aid. 681< 1HZ 3DOW] LV RQH RI PRUH WKDQ  institutions   that   have   committed   to   adopting   the   VKRSSLQJ VKHHW DFFRUGLQJ WR WKH $FWLQJ 8QLWHG 6WDWHV'HSDUWPHQWRI(GXFDWLRQ$VVLVWDQW6HFUH-­ tary  David  A.  Bergeron.   Âł7KH)HGHUDO6KRSSLQJ6KHHWLVFOHDU´6LV-­ tarenik  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  makes  people  stop  and  think  about   the  total  cost  and  loans  and  in  this  economy,  you   should  only  borrow  what  you  need.â&#x20AC;?   6LVWDUHQLNVDLG1HZ3DOW]KDVVHQWSURVSHF-­ tive   students   its   own   preliminary   eligibility   es-­ timate   letter   for   the   past   19   years   which   gave   a   TXLFNHVWLPDWHRIHDFKVHPHVWHUÂśVWRWDOFRVW7KH 681<6PDUW7UDFN$ZDUG/HWWHUKDVDOUHDG\EHHQ GUDIWHGEXWDVZLWKDOOQHZLPSOHPHQWDWLRQV6LV-­

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tarenik  expects  confusion  and    is  going  to  write  a   letter  to  explain  the  new  Award  Letter.   9LFH3UHVLGHQWRI(QUROOPHQW/'DYLG(DWRQ VDLGKHWKLQNVWKH$ZDUG/HWWHULVKHOSIXOIRUÂżUVW timers  and  it  calls  on  schools  to  be  responsible.  As   DIDWKHURIWKUHHDQGKDYLQJZRUNHGDW681<1HZ 3DOW]VLQFH(DWRQVDLGWKH6KRSSLQJ6KHHWLV a  good  resource.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;As   much   as   I   knew,   I   had   no   idea   how   FRPSOLFDWHGGRLQJWKH)$)6$DQGQDYLJDWLQJWKH ZKROHÂżQDQFLDODLGVFKRODUVKLSHVWLPDWHGFRVWRI DWWHQGDQFH ZDV´ (DWRQ VDLG Âł,WÂśV YHU\ FRPSOH[ and  I  think  students  and  their  families  can  use  all   the  help  they  can  get  to  navigate  a  very  compli-­ cated  systemâ&#x20AC;ŚI  think  [the  Award  Letter]  goes  a   long  way  in  making  things  a  little  simpler.â&#x20AC;?   (DWRQ VDLG WKH PHWULFV RQ WKH$ZDUG /HWWHU UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWZHOODVWKH\VKRZWKDW1HZ3DOW]LVZHOO above  national  statistics.   7KHVWDQGDUGL]HG$ZDUG/HWWHUZLOOEHDYDLO-­ DEOH E\ WKH $FFHSWHG 6WXGHQWV 2SHQ +RXVH RQ 6DWXUGD\0DUFK Âł:HÂśUHRQWKHIURQWHGJHRIWKHZKRVHDEOHWR LPSOHPHQWWKH6KRSSLQJ6KHHWEHFDXVHZHKDYH WKH,7UHVRXUFHV´(DWRQVDLGÂł,WÂśVQRWDOODERXW WKHORZHVWVWLFNHUSULFHLWÂśVDERXWWKHYDOXH1HZ 3DOW] KDV ZKLFK LV VRPHWKLQJ VWXGHQWV UHDOL]H when  they  come  visit  the  school.â&#x20AC;?


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Decrease  In  Black  Student  Population  Examined

PHOTO  BY  ROBIN  WEINSTEIN

Managing  Editor  |  Ctacopina97@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Student  Association  examines  enrollment  trends  showing  a  decrease  in  the  black  student  population.

population  for  Latino  students  and  Asian  students  has   increased  1  percent  each.  The  percentage  of    under-­ graduate  Caucasian    students  and  Latino  students  has   gone  up  3  percent. Espinosa   said   he   believes   the   reason   for   a   de-­ crease   in   New   Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Black   population   relates   to   a   larger-­scale  issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  bigger  picture  is  that  Black  males  are  being   incarcerated  at  higher  rates  throughout  the  country,â&#x20AC;?   Espinosa  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  an  attack  on  the  Black  community.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  an  attack  on  young  Black  males  and  if  you  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   have  a  population  from  which  to  get  students,  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   QRWJRLQJWRVHHWKDWUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWHGLQWKHVFKRRO´ Campus   Climate   Director   Tanhena   Pacheco-­ Dunn  said  there  are  other  factors  that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;may  beâ&#x20AC;?  what   UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWVDGHFUHDVHLQQRWMXVW1HZ3DOW]ÂśVEODFNVWXGHQW population,  but  in  other  colleges  across  the  country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  are  lots  of  sociopolitical  issues  affecting   the  communities  of  students  of  color,  and  each  has  dif-­ IHUHQWEXWVSHFLÂżFUHDVRQVIRUZK\WKH\DUHQÂśWVHQG-­ ing   those   students   to   college,â&#x20AC;?   Pacheco-­Dunn   said.   Âł6RPHRILWLVÂżQDQFLDODFFHVVDQG,GRQÂśWWKLQNWKDW thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  secret.  On  the  other  hand,  there  are  students  that   JRWKURXJK.V\VWHPVWKDWDUHQRWXQLÂżHGLQWKHLU standards   and   they   leave   students   underprepared   for  

higher  education.â&#x20AC;? Simpson   said   with   these   numbers,   he   and   oth-­ er   members   of   the   SA   E-­board   are   â&#x20AC;&#x153;throwing   ideas   aroundâ&#x20AC;?  about  how  they  should  use  the  $10,000  diver-­ sity  grant  that  was  awarded  to  the  school  at  the  begin-­ ning  of  the  year. While  one  idea  was  to  use  the  money  as  a  schol-­ arship,   the   E-­board   decided   against   it   because   the   scholarship   would   only   be   awarded   once.  The   mon-­ ey  was  originally  going  to  be  used  to  hold  four  fora   which  would  cover  issues  of  race,  transgender  issues,   students  with  disabilities  and  sexual  assault.  However,   Simpson  said  this  was  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;dream,â&#x20AC;?  and  there  are  better   uses  of  the  money  the  E-­board  are  currently  thinking   about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  currently  looking  at  using  the  money  to   go  down  to  schools  in  the  city  and  talk  with  prospec-­ tive  students  about  New  Paltz,â&#x20AC;?  Simpson  said. Espinosa  believes  a  trickle-­down  effect  could  in-­ crease  the  Black  student  population. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  students  of  color  are  discouraged  when   they   see   most   of   their   professors   are   older,   white   males,â&#x20AC;?  Espinosa  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  more  students  would   want  to  come  here  if  professors  of  color  were  hired,   and  if  this  were  to  happen,  we  could  go  from  there.â&#x20AC;?

Council  Of  Orgs  Discusses  Club  Photo  Competition By  April  Castillo Copy  Editor  |  Acastillo@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

The  third  Council  of  Organizations  meeting   was  held  on  Monday  at  7  p.m.  in  Lecture  Center   104.  Although  there  was  some  concern  from   club  representatives  that  the  room  would  not  be   large  enough  to  house  the  meeting,  empty  seats   remained. &RXQFLORI2UJDQL]DWLRQV&KDLU5RVH)DEHU RSHQHGWKHPHHWLQJ)DEHUFDOOHGIRUSHRSOHUXQ-­ QLQJWR¿OOWKHWZRRSHQVSRWVLQWKH&RQVWLWXWLRQ and  Rules  Committee,  but  since  there  were  no   applicants,  the  voting  was  pushed  back  to  the  fol-­ lowing  meeting.

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By  Cat  Tacopina A  recent  study  of  enrollment  trends  showed  that   the  Black  student  population  at  SUNY  New  Paltz  is   decreasing  at  a  consistent  rate.   The  study,  completed  by  Undergraduate  Admis-­ VLRQVDW1HZ3DOW]LQGLFDWHGWKHSHUFHQWDJHRIÂżUVW year   Black   students   has   dropped   from   11   to   6   since   2003.  The   percentage   of   Black   transfer   students   has   gone   down   by   2   since   then,   while   the   total   number   of  undergraduate  Black  students  has  decreased  well.   Student  Association  (SA)  President  Josh  Simp-­ son  said  enrollment  numbers  are  compiled  at  the  end   of   every   year.     He   and   other   SA   E-­board   members   ZHUHÂżUVWPDGHDZDUHRIWKHQXPEHUVDWWKH)HEUXDU\ cabinet  meeting. Simpson   said   the   drop   in   percentages   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   something  he  anticipated  on  a  campus  like  New  Paltz. Âł,IRXQGWKHQXPEHUVVKRFNLQJZKHQ,ÂżUVWVDZ them,â&#x20AC;?  Simpson  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  promote  diversity  here,  so   to  see  a  drop  like  that  in  one  population �� is  shocking.â&#x20AC;? Simpson  said  during  the  cabinet  meeting,  Presi-­ dent  Donald  Christian  said  the  population  percentages   of  Black  students  have  dropped,  but  the  overall  diver-­ sity  percentages  have  remained  the  same. Vice  President  of  Academic  Affairs  and  Gover-­ nance  Jonathan  Espinosa  said,  like  Simpson,  he  was   shocked   to   see   the   population   of   Black   students   de-­ cline  â&#x20AC;&#x153;so  consistently.â&#x20AC;?  He  also  said  he  was  dissatis-­ ÂżHG ZLWK WKH VFKRROÂśV XVDJH RI WKH ZRUG ÂłGLYHUVLW\´ when  promoting  its  image. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   school   loves   to   promote   diversity,   but   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   not   very   clear   on   what   that   word   means,â&#x20AC;?   Espinosa  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;When  they  use  that  word,  they  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   specify  racial  diversity,  or  religious  diversity,  cultural   diversity...Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  different  kinds  of  diversity.â&#x20AC;? The  percentages  of  different  student  races  have   Ă&#x20AC;XFWXDWHG ZLWKLQ WKH SDVW  \HDUV EXW WKH %ODFN student   population   is   the   only   one   to   have   shown   a   GHFUHDVH LQ WKDW WLPH )LUVW\HDU SHUFHQWDJHV IRU white   students   have   increased   9   percent,   while   the  

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)DEHUDQQRXQFHGWKDWWKH6WXGHQW$VVRFLDWLRQ is  holding  a  photo  contest  for  clubs  and  organiza-­ tions.  They  must  submit  photos  in  six  different   categories  to  be  considered  to  win.  Among  the  cat-­ egories  are  Hawk  Pride,  a  photo  that  demonstrates   VFKRROVSLULWDQG%LUGVRID'LIIHUHQW)HDWKHU a  photo  of  the  club  with  an  organization  from   another  house.  The  deadline  for  the  photo  contest   is  April  5  at  11:59  p.m. The  winners  will  be  announced  to  the  public   via  email  on  April  15. )DEHUWKHQFDOOHGIRUFOXEDQQRXQFHPHQWV The  announcements  included  the  revitalization   RIWKH)XWXUH(GXFDWRUVRI$PHULFDFOXEZLWK

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WKHLUÂżUVWJHQHUDOLQWHUHVWPHHWLQJQH[W7XHVGD\ March  19.  The  Outdooring  Club  announced  they   are  taking  a  trip  to  a  shooting  range  and  may  have   a  camping  trip  to  Maine  in  the  near  future.  The   Society  for  Industrial  and  Applied  Mathematics   (SIAM)  announced  that  they  will  host  an  event   for  Pi  Day  on  Thursday,  March  14.  The  Political   Science  club  said  they  are  holding  a  politics  and   international  relations  themed  board  game  night  in   SU  62/63  in  the  near  future. The  meeting  concluded  and  segued  into  the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Know  Your  Rightsâ&#x20AC;?  presentation  at  7:30  p.m. The  next  Council  of  Organizations  meeting   will  be  held  on  April  1  at  7  p.m.  in  SU  62/63.

GAMBLING  GOVERNOR )ORULGDÂśV OLHXWHQDQW JRYHUQRU UHVLJQHG and   nearly   60   other   people   were   charged   in   a   scandal   involving   a   pur-­ ported  veterans  charity  that  authorities   said  Wednesday  was  a  front  for  a  $300   million  gambling  operation. HIGH  STATUS  HACKING  The  pursuit  of  hackers  who  audacious-­ ly  stole  and  published  credit  reports  for   Michelle  Obama,  the  attorney  general,   )%,GLUHFWRUDQGRWKHU86SROLWLFLDQV and   celebrities   crisscrossed   continents   DQG LQFOXGHG D 6DQ )UDQFLVFREDVHG ,QWHUQHWFRPSDQ\&ORXGĂ&#x20AC;DUH7KH$V-­ sociated  Press  has  learned. GRANDMA  ON  TRIAL A   75-­year-­old   woman   charged   with   ÂżUVWGHJUHHPXUGHUVREEHGRQWKHZLW-­ QHVV VWDQG :HGQHVGD\ DV VKH WROG MX-­ rors  how  she  repeatedly  shot  her  teen-­ age  grandson  after  he  kicked  her  in  the   abdomen  and  demanded  money  and  a   car  to  leave  Michigan. TRANSPLANT  MIRACLE A  woman  who  was  given  a  new  liver,   pancreas,  stomach  and  small  and  large   intestine   at   a   Miami   hospital   in   2007   has   delivered   a   healthy   baby   girl,   be-­ OLHYHG WR EH WKH ÂżUVW NQRZQ FDVH RI D ÂżYHRUJDQ WUDQVSODQW SDWLHQW JLYLQJ birth. COURT  RULING  APPEALED Gov.   Pat   Quinn   said   Wednesday   that   he   wants   the   Illinois   attorney   general   to  appeal  a  federal  court  ruling  that  the   stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  last-­in-­the-­nation  concealed  car-­ ry  ban  is  unconstitutional,  a  move  that   would  take  it  before  the  U.S.  Supreme   Court. NEW  BUDGET  REVEALED     Senate   Democrats   unveiled   a   largely   stand-­pat  budget  Wednesday  that  calls   for  $1  trillion  in  new  tax  revenues  over   the   coming   decade   but   actually   in-­ creases   spending,   while   protecting   the   partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   domestic   policy   priorities   and   adding  $4  trillion  more  to  the  national   debt   than   a   slashing   alternative   from   House  Republicans. Compiled  from  the  AP  Newswire


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Over   the   course   of   this   semester,   New   Paltz   Secrets,   a   Facebook   page   where   anony-­ mous  users  can  share  secrets  to  be  broadcasted   to  more  than  a  thousand  followers,  has  gained   not   only   popularity   among   the   SUNY   New   Paltz  student  population  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  but  ire  from  multiple   clubs  and  organizations  who  have  condemned   the  pageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  more  â&#x20AC;&#x153;offensiveâ&#x20AC;?  postings.   A   secret   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   titled   No.1017   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   posted   on   March   1   that   recounted   the   alleged   assault   of   a   transgender   woman   has   various   groups   and   individuals   on   campus,   including   members   of   the   Queer   Action   Coalition   (QAC),   express-­ ing  their  discontent  and  outrage  with  the  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  now   deleted   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   secret   and   even   the   Facebook   page   itself.   Following  attention  gained  from  No.  1017   and  other  previous  secrets,  the  Student  Associa-­ tion   (SA)   released   a   statement   on   their   Face-­ book   page   on   March   6   about   the   increased   amount  of  social  media  outlets  used  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;spread   rumors   and   slanderâ&#x20AC;?   while   â&#x20AC;&#x153;inciting   harass-­ ment,  fear  and  intimidationâ&#x20AC;?  in  fellow  students   through   â&#x20AC;&#x153;discriminatory,   racist,   sexist,   trans-­ phobic  [and]  homophobicâ&#x20AC;?  language. SECRETS  SPREAD   Since   its   creation   in   December   of   2012,   New  Paltz  Secrets  has  quickly  garnered  the  at-­ tention  of  the  campus  community.    As  of  March   13,   the   page   had   1,695   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;likes,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;   surpassing   the   RIÂżFLDO Facebook   page   for  The  Town   of   New   Paltz  by  almost  100  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;likes.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;   In   comparison,   the   New   Paltz   Student  

Association   currently   has   217   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;likes,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;   and   the   New  Paltz  Residence  Hall  Association  has  689   friends  as  of  press  time.     The   founder   of   New   Paltz   Secrets,   who   wished   to   remain   anonymous*,   said   the   page   was  meant  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;strengthen  the  current  commu-­ nityâ&#x20AC;?   and   create   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;comfortableâ&#x20AC;?   environment   where  people  can  be  themselves.   Their  mission  seemed  to  catch  on,  as  near-­ ly  2,000  secrets  have  been  sifted  through  since   its   inception.   With   so   many   secrets   and   other   messages   being   submitted,   the   page   founder   said  moderation  is  needed.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In   all   honesty,   only   60   to   70   percent   of   all  things  sent  in  are  put  on  the  page  and  maybe   even  less  than  that,â&#x20AC;?  the  page  founder  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   you  break  the  disclaimer,  if  people  are  named   in  a  negative  light,  if  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  racist,  sexist  or  a  per-­ sonal   attack   on   an   individual,   it   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   be   put   up.â&#x20AC;? Secret   No.   1017   was   â&#x20AC;&#x153;overlooked,â&#x20AC;?   ac-­ cording  to  the  page  founder,  and  was  removed   from   the   webpage   after   they   received   a   mes-­ sage   from   a   student   who   wished   for   it   to   be   taken  down.   Since  secret  No.  1017  was  posted,  the  page   founder  said   Facebook  users  have  been  â&#x20AC;&#x153;bad-­ geringâ&#x20AC;?  them  to  release  the  name  of  the  person   who  submitted  the  secret,  but  will  not  give  out   the  name  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;brand  them  as  a  social  pariah.â&#x20AC;?   The   page   founder   said   if   an   actual   crime   was  committed,  they  would  release  the  name.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  people  are  questioning  my  morals   E\OHWWLQJWKDWRQHVOLSEXWLWÂśVGLIÂżFXOW´WKH\ said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  think  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  guilty  for  not  releasing   the  name,  but  I  am  a  little  guilty  of  posting  that.   Even  though  I  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  say  it,  I  helped  spread  it... and  I  feel  bad.  It  was  a  mistake.â&#x20AC;?

REACTION  TO  NO.1017   Secret   No.   1017,   which   detailed   an   al-­ leged  sexual  assault  of  a  transgendered  person,   has  members  of  both  SUNY  New  Paltz  student   government   and   clubs   and   organizations   on   campus  concerned. The   original   post,   which   has   since   been   deleted,   has   even   sparked   follow-­up   discus-­ sions   under   different   posts   on   the   page   as   of   March  12.   Those   condemning   secret   No.   1017   said   while  some  argue  that  free  speech  should  be  al-­ lowed,  the  effects  of  that  speech  have  far  reach-­ ing  consequences.   Fourth-­year   psychology   major   Shane   Triano   said   many   students   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   understand   that  free  speech  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  mean  you  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  held   accountable   for   what   you   say   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   even   on   an   anonymous  page. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You  can  say  what  you  want  without  cen-­ sorship,   but   if   you   admit   to   a   crime,   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   going   to   be   held   accountable,â&#x20AC;?   Triano   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  impeding  on  your  free  speech.  Just   because  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  on  Facebook  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  mean  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  less   serious  than  if  you  said  it  to  a  studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  face.â&#x20AC;? =DFKDU\5RXVVHDVDVWXGHQWVHQDWRUÂżUVW noticed  secret  No.  1017  after  it  had  been  post-­ ed.   Now,   after   various   posts   asking   for   more   information   on   the   matter,   Rousseas   said   he   wonders  how  New  Paltz  has  the  reputation  of   being  â&#x20AC;&#x153;queer-­friendlyâ&#x20AC;?  when  the  campus  lacks   many   of   the   resources   that   other   SUNYs,   in-­ cluding  Albany  and  Purchase  have  for  LGBTQ   students,  like  support  centers  and  entirely  gen-­ der-­neutral  dorms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  the  resources,  the  adminis-­ tration  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  try  to  give  us  the  resources,  and  

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PHOTOS  BY  ROBIN  WEINSTEIN

even  the  student  body  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  you  go  out  on  a  Sat-­ urday  night  and  you  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know  what  kind  of   slur  is  going  to  come  out  of  somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  mouth   or  what  someone  is  going  to  do  to  you,â&#x20AC;?  Rous-­ seas  said. Rousseasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  sentiments  were  shared  by  other   members  of  the  campus  community.   Communication  &  Media  Lecturer  Daniel   Hunt  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  who  has  made  several  documentaries   about   the   transgender   community   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   said   the   writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;posture  and  entitlementâ&#x20AC;?  is  what  dis-­ turbed  him  the  most. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The  poster]  felt  [their]  actions  were  ac-­ FHSWDEOH RU SHUPLVVLEOH RU MXVWLÂżDEOH EHFDXVH this   person   was   different,â&#x20AC;?   Hunt   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   whole  othering  [because]  these  people  live  on   the   margins,   and   because   they   dwell   on   the   margins,   they   deserve   less   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   deserve   abuse,   deserve  whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  brought  on  to  them  just  because   their  different  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  is  disgusting.â&#x20AC;? Billy  Caracciolo,  a  fourth-­year  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,   Gender   and   Sexuality   and   digital   production   double  major,  went  a  step  further  and  said  the   post  reveals  the  larger  issue  of  transphobia  on   campus  despite  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  reputation  of  being   â&#x20AC;&#x153;an  open  place.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;People   think   that   even   though   there   are   some  individuals  who  are  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bad,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;  New  Paltz,  as  a   whole,  is  a  really  good  community,â&#x20AC;?  Caracciolo   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   really   the   case,   espe-­ cially  for  queer  and  trans  people.  Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been   trying  to  have  this  discussion  ever  since  I  came   to  this  school  and  no  one  seems  to  be  taking  it   too  seriously  at  all,  so  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  part  of  a  bigger  issue   that  New  Paltz  is  not  doing  anything  to  make  it   a  better,  safer  space.â&#x20AC;? CONTINUED  ON  PAGE  7


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PARALLELS  TO  THE  PAST   Much  like  Caracciolo,  some  campus  commu-­ nity  members  have  questioned  SUNY  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   accepting  atmosphere  after  seeing  posts  on  a  page   as  popular  as  New  Paltz  Secrets.   Karl  Bryant,  assistant  professor  of  sociology   and  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,  Gender  and  Sexuality  studies,  said   that  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  progressive  reputation  only  goes   so  far. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You   can   be   liberal   and   hold   onto   beliefs   about  groups  of  people  that  are  stigmatizing  and   oppressive,   like   some   of   the   racial   incidents   last   year,â&#x20AC;?   Bryant   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   incident   is   disturbing   and   disgusting,   but   not   surprising.   Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   not   anomalies.  Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  something  that  is  here  all  the   time,  but  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  expressed  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  maybe,  because  of  that   reputation.â&#x20AC;? Sociology   Professor   Roberto   VĂŠlez-­VĂŠlez   also  compared  the  posting  to  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;racial  signageâ&#x20AC;?   last  year,  because  he  said  both  incidents  had  target   audiences,  albeit  different  ones.   VĂŠlez-­VĂŠlez  said  most  of  his  students  hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   directly  read  the  post,  but  had  heard  about  it  from   other  people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unlike   the   signing   in   Humanities   and   the   dorm  [Lefevre  Hall],  which  had  the  intention  that   people   are   going   to   see   it,   including   faculty   and   staff  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  not  just  the  student  who  is  active  online   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   the   students   who   are   going   to   see   this   [post]   are  going  to  be  carefully  looking  at  their  newsfeed,   and  the  people  who  are  interested  in  campus  gos-­ sip,â&#x20AC;?  VĂŠlez-­VĂŠlez  said.   VĂŠlez-­VĂŠlez  said  the  page  ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  anonym-­ ity  allowed  them  to  take  a  position  of  neutrality,  so   they  can  post  these  â&#x20AC;&#x153;secretsâ&#x20AC;?  without  condemning   or  condoning  them.  By  doing  so,  they  escape  re-­ VSRQVLELOLW\VHUYLQJDVDÂłYHVVHO´DQGQRWDÂżOWHU VĂŠlez-­VĂŠlez  said.   However,  Triano  said  even  as  an  anonymous   post,  the  actions  of  the  original  poster  and  the  page  

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PRGHUDWRUUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWDÂłJHQHUDOVHQWLPHQW´RIWKHVWX dent  population  toward  the  trans  community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somebody   thought   that   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;people   will   get... my   point   of   view   on   this,   think   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   funny   and   a   story  worth  tellingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  not  with  the  intention  that   people  would  be  disgusted,â&#x20AC;?  Triano  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;That  is   UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWHGLQWKHUHVSRQVHWRR7KHSHUVRQZKRUXQV the  page...put  it  up  as  opposed  to  being  completely   disgusted.â&#x20AC;? Bryant  said  these  â&#x20AC;&#x153;negative  attitudesâ&#x20AC;?  are  just   RQHSLHFHRIWKHÂłGLIÂżFXOWDQGGDQJHURXV´UHDOLW\ that  transgender  students  and  individuals  face  ev-­ ery  day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether   or   not   it   happened,   it   taps   into   something  that  is  very  real,â&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;These  are   true  realities  for  trans  peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  lives  and  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  the   important  thing.  There  are  all  kinds  of  ways  that   WUDQV SHRSOHÂśV OLYHV RQ FDPSXV DUH VLJQLÂżFDQWO\ different  than  other  people,  on  a  basic  level,  that   people  take  for  granted.â&#x20AC;? These   public   platforms   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   Facebook,   Tum-­ blr,  Twitter  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  have  become  a  way  for  people  to   disclose  and  share  intimate,  and  sometimes  taboo,   positions,  according  to  VĂŠlez-­VĂŠlez.  He  said  that   people  are  expressing  their  feelings  and  opinions   with  less  self-­restraint. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People   are   losing   the   bearings   of   limits   in   expression   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   they   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   think   of   social   conse-­ quences,â&#x20AC;?  VĂŠlez-­Vlez  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;They  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  think  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   actually  out  there  when  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  out  there,  but  racism   is  racism  whether  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  public  or  private,  as  well  as   sexism,  homophobia,  etc.â&#x20AC;? A  FAR  REACHING  ISSUE   While   secret   No.   1017   served   as   a   catalyst   for  many  organizations  on  campus  to  begin  voic-­ ing  their  opinions  about  New  Paltz  Secrets,  other   posts  have  gained  attention  as  being  â&#x20AC;&#x153;offensiveâ&#x20AC;?  to   various  factions  of  the  student  population.   In   response   to   the   various   outcries,   the   SA  

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released  a  statement  condemning  hate  speech  and   offensive  language  in  any  environment.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   at   Student   Association   formally   con-­ demn  any  social  media  outlet  that  perpetuates  the   type   of   speech   mentioned   above   in   order   to   cre-­ ate  a  safer  environment  for  our  student  body,â&#x20AC;?  the   statement  said.     As   the   representatives   for   the   student   body   as   a   whole,   SA   President   Josh   Simpson   said   the   group  felt  the  need  to  address  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;formally  con-­ demnâ&#x20AC;?  the  Twitter  account  New  Paltz  Fuego,  New   Paltz  Secrets  and  similar  accounts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not  trying  to  promote  anything  nega-­ tive,  especially  things  that  are  transphobic,  homo-­ phobic,   racist,   things   about   domestic   violence,â&#x20AC;?   Simpson   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   conducive   to   life   and   the  mental  well-­being  of  our  students.  As  long  as   RQHSHUVRQÂżQGVWKHSDJHRIIHQVLYHWKHQLWQHHGV to  be  addressed.â&#x20AC;? Simpson  said  that  New  Paltz  Secrets  was  also   GLVFXVVHGGXULQJVHQDWHRQ0DUFKVSHFLÂżFDOO\ how   it   promotes   negativity   and   stereotypes,   but   also  how  it  is  affecting  students  who  are  willing  to   stand  up  against  the  sites. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students   who   stand   up   against   New   Paltz   Secrets  and  slander,  in  general,  get  slammed  and   get  ostracized  and  get  made  fun  of,  and  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  only   perpetuated  and  promoted  by  New  Paltz  Secrets,â&#x20AC;?   he  said.

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IN GOOD TASTE SETS UP SHOP AT NEW MAIN STREET LOCATION The  wine  cabinets  and  liquor  shelves   lining   the   walls   of   In   Good   Tasteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   pre-­ vious  location  have  moved  300  ft.  to  the   wine   and   spirit   storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   new   home   at   27   Main  St.   Since   her   move   from   Colorado   to   New   Paltz   15   years   ago,   owner   Debra   Rauch  sustained  the  business  while  situ-­ DWHG LQ WKH SRVW RIÂżFH SDUNLQJ ORW DW  0DLQ6W%XWLQ-DQXDU\5DXFKWRRNWKH opportunity  to  move  to  a  more  prominent   space  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  a  cottage  on  Main  Street,  sepa-­ rate  from  the  strip  mall  the  store  was  for-­ merly  attached  to.   Rauch   said   the   location   was   vacant   for  13  years,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;which  bothered  [her]  as  a   community  leader.â&#x20AC;? When   Rauch   left   the   old   store   be-­ KLQGVKHWRRNWKHFDELQHWVDQGVKHOYHVWR the  new  location,  but  said  she  had  much   of  the  store  renovated  with  the  help  of  de-­ signer  Gina  Law.   $ OLJKW JUD\ FKDQGHOLHU VSDUNOHV above   the   middle   of   the   store.   Between   shelves   of   liquor   bottles,   a   window   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   doubled   over   at   the   top   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   occupies   the   HQWLUH EDFN ZDOO SURYLGLQJ D FOHDU YLHZ RIWKH6KDZDQJXQN0RXQWDLQV A  spalted,  sugar  maple  counter,  built   on   recycled   glass   tile,   serves   as   a   four-­ sided  bar  at  the  center  of  the  store.  Rauch   VDLG WKH EXLOGHU XVHG SODQNV IURP D WUHH that  had  fallen  onto  someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  property.   The   new   location   has   additional   VSDFH QRZ LQFOXGLQJ DQ RIÂżFH DQG D

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Participants  at  NP  Rock  Yoga  can  soar  with  a  little  help   from  their  friends  in  their  monthly  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flying  Yogaâ&#x20AC;?  classes. The  partner-­based  yoga  sessions  have  their  roots  in  Ac-­ roYoga   and   circus   yoga,   while   incorporating   elements   of   Thai  yoga.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flying  Yoga,â&#x20AC;?  led  by  instructor  Lana  Heintjes,   consists  of  one  person  becoming  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;baserâ&#x20AC;?  and  one  person   EHFRPLQJDÂłĂ&#x20AC;\HU´DFFRUGLQJWR-XOLH(ZDOGRZQHURI13 Rock  Yoga. 7KHÂżUVWKRXURIWKHWZRKRXUVHVVLRQIRFXVHVPDLQO\ on  partner  stretching.   Âł<RXJRLQGHHSHUDQGLWIHHOVVRJRRG´(ZDOGVDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   give   people   time   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   about   balance   and   proper   alignment.â&#x20AC;? Heintjes   said   she   became   interested   in  AcroYoga   be-­ cause  of  student  interest.  After  organizing  a  class  taught  by   AcroYoga   instructors   for   SUNY   New   Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Yoga   Club,   Heintjes  took  a  three-­hour  class,  studied  AcroYoga  online   and   participated   in   an   acrobatic   immersion   in   California   ZLWK WKH FUHDWRUV RI $FUR<RJD -DVRQ 1HPHU DQG -HQQ\ Sauer-­Klein.   :KLOH VKH KRSHV WR EHFRPH FHUWLÂżHG LQ WKH IXWXUH Heintjes  said  she  currently  has  the  blessings  of  Nemer  and   Sauer-­Klein  to  teach  her  own  blend  of  AcroYoga  under  a   different  title. +HLQWMHVDFNQRZOHGJHGWKHGLIÂżFXOW\RIÂł)O\LQJ<RJD´ although  she  said  newcomers  are  welcome  to  participate.   Âł7KHUH LV D EHJLQQHU VHULHV DQG WKHQ LW JHWV GLIÂżFXOW YHU\TXLFNO\´+HLQWMHVVDLGÂł,QWKHOLIWHGEXWWHUĂ&#x20AC;\ZKLFK we   teach   all   beginners,   the   base   has   both   hands   and   feet   on   their   partners.   More   advanced   poses   have   just   legs   or   hands.â&#x20AC;? 7KH VHVVLRQV DUH FXUUHQWO\ ZRUNLQJ WRZDUG WKH Ă&#x20AC;\LQJ positions  through  a  safe,  gradual  process.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  foundation  is  the  most  important,â&#x20AC;?  Heintjes  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  learning  positions  that  makes  this  safe.  In  basing,   the   feet   are   stacked   directly   above   hips,   knees   straight.   ,Q Ă&#x20AC;\LQJ WKH IHHW DUH KDQJLQJ GRZQ VR WKHUHÂśV OHYHUDJH Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  really  important,  so  they  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  fall  off.â&#x20AC;?

The  introduction  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flying  Yogaâ&#x20AC;?  to  the  mix  of  class-­ es  began  in  late  fall  2012.  Unlike  the  other  classes  offered   by  NP  Rock  Yoga,  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flying  Yogaâ&#x20AC;?  sessions  are  taught  at   normal  room  temperature. Heintjes   said   she   tries   to   bring   a   lighthearted   feeling   to   her   classes,   sometimes   playing   a   song   to   break   up   the   intense,  serious  mood.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  hope  they  feel  a  sense  of  community,  trust  and  play,â&#x20AC;?   Heintjes  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  want  them  to  feel  relaxed  and  excited  at   the  same  time.â&#x20AC;? Nicholas  DePalma,  assistant  to  Heintjes,  started  learn-­ ing  AcroYoga  two  years  ago  by  watching  online  videos  of   AcroYoga  with  friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your   body   can   work   well   with   another   body,â&#x20AC;?   De-­ 3DOPD VDLG Âł<RXÂśYH JRW WR ÂżJXUH RXW KRZ WR PDNH WKLV possible.â&#x20AC;? DePalma  traveled  to  the  city  for  an  intensive  yoga  ses-­ sion  with  Sauer-­Klein.  After  he  graduated  college,  he  trav-­ HOHGWKURXJK(XURSHDQGVSHQWWLPHLQ$PVWHUGDPZLWKWKH AcroYoga   community.   DePalma   said   he   enjoyed   seeing   how  the  instructors  created  safety  and  trust. During  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flying  Yogaâ&#x20AC;?  class,  people  start  out  in  a   circle.  They  hold  hands  or  place  a  hand  on  someone  elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   knee.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   gets   people   used   to   touch,â&#x20AC;?   DePalma   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   think,  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;okay,  touch  is  something  you  accept  in  this  space.   This  is  a  strangerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  hand  and  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  here.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? According   to   DePalma,   although   some   people   bring   friends  or  partners,  people  are  encouraged  to  come  alone   as  well.  The  class  splits  into  groups  of  two  people,  and  then   three  people,  to  accommodate  everyone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You   really   surrender   to   this   group   of   people.   You   trust,â&#x20AC;?   DePalma   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;You   think,   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   do   it   well,   and   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  do  it  well.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? DePalma  emphasized  that  partner  yoga  is  about  coun-­ terbalancing  the  body.  The  partner  poses  complement  each   other,  such  as  one  person  doing  a  backbend  and  one  doing   a  forward  fold. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  an  awesome  adventure,â&#x20AC;?  Heintjes  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  about   creating  a  lot  of  community  and  making  awesome  friends.â&#x20AC;?

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ANONYMOUS ARTWORK CAUSES CREATIVE CONTROVERSY By  Katherine  Speller )HDWXUHV(GLWRU_Katherine.speller79@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

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The Next Generation Of Gaming

SONY ANNOUNCES NEXT PLAYSTATION HOME CONSOLE By  Matt  Tursi Copy  Editor  |1#KDZNPDLOQHZSDOW]HGX

On  Wednesday,   Feb.   20,   Sony   held   a   PlayStation   event   in   New  York  City,  which  served  as  an  announcement  for  the  com-­ panyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  long-­rumored  next  generation  home  console. 2IÂżFLDOO\DQGPRVWFUHDWLYHO\WLWOHGWKH3OD\6WDWLRQZLOO be  released  during  the  2013  holiday  season.   Even   though   the   system   was   not   being   shown,   Sony   re-­ vealed   the   new   controller,   detailed   the   consoleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   internal   specs   and   showed   video   and   live   demos   of   a   few   freshly-­announced   games. 7KHQHZ'XDO6KRFNFRQWUROOHULVUHPLQLVFHQWRIWKH'X-­ alShock  3  of  yesteryear  with  a  few  new  additions.  The  biggest   of  which  is  a  capacitive  touch  pad  that  will  replace  the  start  and   select  buttons  on  the  top  part  of  the  controllerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  front  side  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  the   VSHFLÂżFXVHRIZKLFKZDVQRWSDUWLFXODUO\FRYHUHG7KHDQDORJ sticks  have  been  redesigned,  the  D-­pad  is  slightly  larger  and  al-­ tered  L2  and  R2  triggers  are  more  akin  to  the  Xbox  360  and  Wii   Uâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  pro  controllers. Rounding  out  the  new  features  are  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Light  Barâ&#x20AC;?  to  differ-­ entiate  playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Dualshocks,  a  headphone  jack  and  a  share  button   that  will  allow  users  to  easily  upload  videos  of  play  sessions.

Without   getting   too   technical,   the   hardware   breaks   down   DVVXFKDFXVWRPFRUH$0'Âł-DJXDU´[ZLWKLQWHJUDWHG graphics  APU  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;next-­generationâ&#x20AC;?  AMD  Radeon  graphics  pro-­ FHVVRUERDVWLQJFDSDELOLWLHVWRSURGXFHWHUDĂ&#x20AC;RSV7KHV\VWHP will  also  pack  8  GB  of  dedicated  GDDR5  memory  (RAM).  Basi-­ cally,  this  machine  will  be  a  beast  when  it  comes  to  graphics,  as   was  shown  from  some  early  gameplay. 3OD\6WDWLRQZLOOLQFOXGHDORFDOKDUGGULYHDOWKRXJKFD-­ pacity  was  not  mentioned  yet,  nor  were  multiple  SKUs,  as  seen   with  most  console  launches  since  the  Xbox  360  in  2005.  Sonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   handheld  console,  the  PS  Vita,  will  also  serve  functionality  with   some   games   offering   the   option   to   be   played   on   the   smaller   screen,  similar  to  the  Wii  Uâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  tablet  controller. Backward  compatibility  with  prior  consoles,  as  of  right  now,   will  be  unavailable,  but  media  streaming  from  apps  such  as  Net-­ Ă&#x20AC;L[,  Hulu  Plus,  Crackle  and  Amazon  Instant  will  be.  Sonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  paid   online  service,  3OD\6WDWLRQ3OXV,  will  continue  as  well.  After  the   press  conference,  Sony  Computer  Entertainment  America  Presi-­ GHQWDQG&(2-DFN7UHWWRQFODULÂżHGWKDWQRUPDOUHWDLOUHOHDVHG games  will  remain  at  the  price  point  of  $60. So  after  all  this  blabbering  similar  to  the  press  conference,   here  comes  what  should  be  cared  about  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  the  games.  

Shown   or   announced   on   stage   were   entries   in   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kill-­ zone,â&#x20AC;?  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Infamousâ&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Final  Fantasyâ&#x20AC;?  series,  along  with  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Haloâ&#x20AC;?   developer  Bungieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  new  shooter,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Destinyâ&#x20AC;?  and  a  new  racing  IP   called  â&#x20AC;&#x153;DriveClub,â&#x20AC;?  among  others.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watch  Dogs,â&#x20AC;?  from  Ubisoft   Montreal,   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Diablo   III,â&#x20AC;?   developed   by   Blizzard   Entertain-­ ment,  were  revealed  for  the  new  system,  with  PS3  versions  in  the   pipeline,  too. The  games  all  looked  fantastic  from  a  graphics  standpoint   with   excellent   detail   on   character   models   and   environments,   complemented   by   some   truly   astounding   lighting   and   particle   HIIHFWV OLNH WKH ÂżUH GXULQJ WKH Âł.LOO]RQH 6KDGRZ )DOO´ GHPR Although  the  games  look  great,  the  jump  in  quality  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  quite  as   jolting  as  it  was  going  from  the  PS2  to  PS3. Overall,  it  was  a  good  press  conference,  minus  some  creepy   and/or  awkward  presenters,  and  the  occasional  video  of  certain   â&#x20AC;&#x153;big  namesâ&#x20AC;?  of  the  industry  professing  their  â&#x20AC;&#x153;loveâ&#x20AC;?  for  Sony  and   explaining  why  their  console  is  so  great.  Sony  did  exactly  what   ZDVH[SHFWHGDQGRXWVLGHRIVKRZLQJWKH36LWVHOIJDYHDJRRG representation  of  what  to  look  forward  to  this  fall.  More  about  the   console,  including  what  it  actually  looks  like,  will  undoubtedly   be  revealed  this  June  during  Sonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  press  conference  at  the  big-­ gest  gaming  event  of  the  year,  E3.

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A Love Affair With â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Someone Newâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; UP-AND-COMING FOLK ARTIST RELEASES STUNNING EP By  Carolyn  Quimby A&E  Editor  |  Carolyn.quimby@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Zan Strumfeld Someone New

Listening  to  Zan  Strumfeldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  music  always  feels  like  Sunday  morn-­ ing   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   comforting,   familiar  and   full   of   possibility.  With  her   signature   folk-­y  sound  and  image-­heavy  lyrics,  Strumfeldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  newest  release  care-­ fully  and  beautifully  explores  the  limits  of  lost  love.   Released  March  9,  Strumfeldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  EP  Someone  New  is  a  seven-­song   meditation   on   heartbreak.   However,   unlike   other   â&#x20AC;&#x153;breakupâ&#x20AC;?   albums,   these  arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  songs  of  malice  or  revenge.  Strumfeld  makes  herself  partial-­ ly  culpable  in  her  own  heartbreak,  which  is  both  mature  and  refreshing  . However,  before  this  review  goes  any  further,  there  needs  to  be  a   disclaimer  that  Strumfeld  is  a  friend.  Now  that  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  out  of  the  way,  I   can  get  back  to  the  music.   The  albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  fourth  track,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Fire,â&#x20AC;?  may  be  one  of  my  favor-­ LWH6WUXPIHOGVRQJVHYHU:LWKKHUÂżQJHUSOXFNLQJWKLVVRQJKLJKOLJKWV her  guitar  playing  as  much  as  her  songwriting.  The  chords  reverberate   and  resonate,  which  gives  the  song  a  strength  that  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  love  to  hear  in   more  of  Strumfeldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  music. At  one  point,  Strumfeld  sings  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  only  get  like  this  when  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  snow-­ ingâ&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;luckily,  for  me,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  snowing.â&#x20AC;?  But  I  think  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  safe  to  say  that   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  lucky  it  was  snowing,  because  this  song  serves  as  the  backbone   of  the  EP.   Less  than  two  minutes  long,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  Want  To  Be  Niceâ&#x20AC;?  is  a  beau-­ tiful   little   glimpse   into   Strumfeldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   mind.   With   its   slow,   meandering   tempo  and  layered  harmonies,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  like  being  wrapped  up  inside  her  most   intimate  thoughts.  The  song  reminds  me  of  that  loop  of  thoughts  that   plays   inside   your   head;Íž   the   thoughts   you   wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   reveal   to   anyone;Íž   the   thoughts  that  are  always  about  the  person  they  shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  about. As  the  song  comes  to  an  end,  Strumfeld  repeats  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  want  to  be   QLFH´DQGÂżQLVKHVZLWKÂł,ZDQW\RX´7KHVLPSOLFLW\RIWKHZRUGVMX[WD

posed  with  the  weight  of  their  meaning  is  gut-­wrenching  in  the  best  way.   This  song  is  a  microcosm  of  the  album  on  the  whole,  which  speaks  with   an  honesty  and  earnestness  I  havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  encountered  in  a  while.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carry  Onâ&#x20AC;?  serves  as  a  welcomed  levity  in  its  quicker  tempo  and   reassuring  lyrics.  The  song  opens  with  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  was  born  drowning  in  my  lungs   then   I   learned   how   to   swim,   and   tread   on,â&#x20AC;?   which   becomes   the   main   theme  of  the  song  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  struggling  through  the  darkness  to  come  out  on   the  other  side. She   sings   with   the   authority,   but   not   condescension,   of   someone   whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  experienced  heartbreak  and  knows  how  to  overcome  it.  This  song,   like  the  rest  of  the  album,  reveals  how  Strumfeld  has  mended  her  own   heart  through  melody. To  reference  all  of  the  poetic  lyrics  would  require  a  whole  other  re-­ YLHZVR,ÂśOOMXVWSRLQWRXWWKHRQHWKDWDOZD\VJLYHVPHFKLOOV,QÂł*KRVWV Pt.  III,â&#x20AC;?  Strumfeld  sings,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;So  push  away,  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  feel  my  bones/they  are   too  cold  to  have  a  home.â&#x20AC;? :KHQHYHU,KHDUWKDWOLQH,DPVLPXOWDQHRXVO\MHDORXVDQGDZH struck,  because  I  wish  I  had  written  something  so  perfect.  Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  all  felt   the  winter  that  spreads  inside  us  when  we  realize  how  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not  at  home   in  our  own  bodies  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  let  alone  in  the  arms  of  someone  else,  and  Strum-­ feld  captures  that  universal  feeling  with  incredible  precision. On  March  11,  Independent  Music  News,  a  UK-­based  website,  listed   Strumfeld  as  one  of  their  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Top  Fifty  Independent/Unsigned  Folk  Acts,â&#x20AC;?   and  I  have  no  doubt  this  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  the  last  time  sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  featured  on  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Topâ&#x20AC;?   list.  With  less  than  two  years  on  the  scene,  Strumfeld  has  made  a  name   for  herself  in  the  states  and  across  the  pond,  as  they  say. Someone   New   is   a   marked   shift   from   her   earlier   EPs   Patterns   (2012)  and  A  Brief  Love  Affair  (2012),  which  is  a  little  more  folk-­y  and   rough  around  the  edges.  Someone  New  is  more  polished  and  mature  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   both  in  sound  and  its  message. Honestly,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   waiting   breathlessly   for   her   inevitable   full-­length   studio  album.  In  a  world  drowning  in  auto-­tuned,  lyrically-­inept  drivel,   Strumfeld  has  carved  herself  a  beautiful  little  niche  of  music  perfect  for   6XQGD\ PRUQLQJV URDG WULSV DQG MXVW DERXW HYHU\ RWKHU RFFDVLRQ \RX can  think  of. *Zan   Strumfeld   was   formerly   an  Arts   &   Entertainment   Editor   at   The  New  Paltz  Oracle.

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YEAR: Fourth MAJOR: Jazz Studies; Voice HOMETOWN: Jordan, N.Y.

WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  YOUR  INSTRUMENT  OF  CHOICE  AND  WHY? My   voice.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   my   major   and   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   been   singing  since  I  could  talk.  It  has  always   been  my  passion. WHAT  ARE  YOU  INVOLVED  WITH  MUSICALLY? Currently   on   campus   I   participate   in   the   Jazz  Ensembles.  Off  campus,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  involved   with  the  Poughkeepsie  Jazz  Project.   WHO  ARE  YOUR  BIGGEST  INFLUENCES? Sarah  Vaughan.  Nina  Simone.  Billie   Holiday.   Ella   Fitzgerald.   Iron   &   Wine.   Alexi   Murdoch.   Joshua   Radin.   The   All-­ man  Brothers. WHO  HAVE  YOU  BEEN  LISTENING  TO  LATELY? Lately,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  listening  to  a  lot  of  Ali-­ son  Krauss.  I  listened  to  her  a  lot  when   I  was  little  and  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  like  to  get  back  into   Bluegrass  again.   WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  YOUR  PLAN  FOR  THE  FUTURE? My  current  plan  for  the  future  is  to  hopeful-­ ly  sing  on  cruise  ships,  entertaining,  small   jazz  trios. ANY  ADVICE  FOR  ASPIRING  MUSICIANS?  Follow  your  dream.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  worth  being  turned   down   at   auditions,   because   the   experience   gained  is  something  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  never  forget.  And   who   knows,   maybe   someday,   if   you   try   hard   enough,   you   could   become   something   huge.   Just  practice,  build  up  your  repertoire,  broad-­ en  your  horizons  and  dream  big! CHECK  OUT   MEGHAN  CALDWELL PERFORMING  BY  SCANNING  THIS  CODE   WITH  ANY  SMARTPHONE!  

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Major:

Visual Arts, Photography Concentration

Year:

Fourth

Influences:

Francesca Woodman, Emma Bee Bernstein, Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Duane Michals, Jan Saudek, Jim Goldberg, Roland Barthes

“In most cases I shoot for images that present the reality of what is in front of the lens while still illustrating a mental/ emotional space. I’ve been particularly drawn to work with themes of transition and movement, and still photography has helped me to push that toward the idea of transition and movement as a permanent state.”

PHOTOS  COURTESY  OF  JOHANNA  GRUBE      ARRANGED  BY  SAMANTHA  SCHWARTZ


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ÂľOLNHVÂśRQFacebook  than  The  Student  Association,  WFNP  and  The   Oracle  combined.   Let  that  sink  in.   SUNY  New  Paltz,  a  campus  with  rising  academic  standards   known  for  its  progressive  environment,  has  multiple  organizations   aimed  at  informing  and  discussing  topics  of  importance  and  rel-­ evance  within  the  campus  community  -­  and  each  of  these  has  less   interaction   with   the   student   body   on   the   internet   than   a   page   of   narcissistic  gossip  and  vitriol.   Many  on  our  campus  make  strides  toward  accomplishing  so-­ cial  change.  We  have  groups  of  incredibly  passionate  and  power-­ ful  student  leaders  all  with  the  hopes  of  achieving  the  climate  of   FKDQJHDQGDFFHSWDQFHRXUVWXGHQWERG\ORYHVWRĂ&#x20AC;DXQW But  to  truly  accomplish  these  changes,  our  student  population   needs  to  be  educated,  informed  and  willing  to  take  the  necessary   actions  against  the  casual  hatred  and  status  quo  bigotry  that  often   slip  by  unchecked.  We  have  to  be  vigilant  representatives  of  the   world  we  want  to  see  and  keep  the  hateful  words  out  of  our  com-­ munity.   Despite  all  of  the  work  of  various  organizations  at  New  Paltz   that  strive  for  these  ideals,  based  on  mere  online  interaction,  New   Paltz  Secrets  serves  as  a  disheartening  pulse  on  what  our  campus   FRPPXQLW\EHOLHYHVÂąDQGLWÂśVQRWDKDSS\SLFWXUH In  2011  when  our  campus  was  shocked  as  hateful  racist  mes-­ sages   were   posted   on   campus,   the   dramatic   example   shook   our   FDPSXV WR WDNH DFWLRQ ZLWK D Ă&#x20AC;XUU\ RI GLVFXVVLRQV DQG IRUXPV aimed  at  shifting  the  focus  from  what  happened  to  how  we  can  use   it  as  a  learning  tool  moving  forward.   Since  its  creation  last  semester,  there  have  been  numerous  in-­ stances  of  blatant  racist  remarks  on  New  Paltz  Secrets.   In  2012,  when  a  campus  climate  survey  gauging  student  feel-­ ings   on   the   LGBTQ   community   was   culminated,   it   showed   that   97  percent  of  those  in  the  survey  expressed  â&#x20AC;&#x153;supportive  attitudesâ&#x20AC;?   toward  the  community.  

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Since  its  creation  last  semester,  many  posts  on  New  Paltz  Se-­ FUHWVKDYHEHHQÂżOOHGZLWKKDWHIXOPHVVDJHVWRDOOIDFWLRQVRIWKH LGBTQ  community.   Some  within  the  community  compared  the  posts  to  the  racial   signs  of  2011,  and  their  parallels  are  well  grounded.  Not  only  are   the  posts  in  question  offensive,  they  actively  perpetuate  a  culture   that  creates  an  unsafe  environment  for  our  fellow  students.   +DYHZHIDOOHQVRIDU1HZ3DOW]",WLVQRWHQRXJKWRUHVWRQ the  lofty  liberal  reputation  we  have  crafted  for  ourselves  and  then   VSLWLQLWVIDFHZKHQVXSSRUWLQJWKHVRFLDOFKDQJHLVQÂśWWUHQG\DQ\ more.  Social  change  takes  work.  True  progress  requires  us  to  take   a  consistent  stand  against  bigotry  in  the  myriad  of  small  opportuni-­ ties  we  are  presented  with.   It   is   not   enough   to   have   a   supportive   attitude,   you   need   to   FRXSOHWKDWZLWKVXSSRUWLYHDFWLRQ+RZFDQZHFDOORXUVHOYHVVXS-­ portive  when  basic  human  dignity  is  thrown  into  the  wind  and  the   well  being  of  so  many  parts  of  our  campus  is  threatened?   ,I \RX WKLQN WKDW WKH SRVWV ZHUH PHUH ÂľMRNHVÂś RU ÂľQRW WR EH WDNHQVHULRXVO\Âś\RXDUHMXVWDVPXFKWREODPHIRUWKHFXOWXUHEHLQJ created  for  members  of  our  campus.  Take  a  moment  to  look  past   your  narrow  view  of  what  internet  culture  is  and  actually  make  an   effort  to  understand  the  full  spectrum.   Get  involved,  live  up  to  the  ideals  you  supposedly  believe  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   EXWPRVWRIDOOEHLQIRUPHG7KHÂżUVWVWHSLVOLWHUDOO\DFOLFNDZD\ ,IZHDVDVWXGHQWERG\FDQÂśWOLYHXSWRDOORIWKHIRUZDUGWKLQNLQJ LGHDOVZHVD\ZHKDYHPD\EHLWÂśVWLPHZHUHWKLQNRQKRZZHGH-­ ÂżQHRXUVHOYHVDVDFDPSXV Editorials  represent  the  views  of  the  majority  of  the  editorial   board.  Columns,  op-­eds  and  letters,  excluding  editorials,  are   solely  those  of  the  writers  and  do  not  necessarily  represent   the  views  of  The  New  Paltz  Oracle,  its  staff  members,  the   campus  and  university  or  the  Town  or  Village  of  New  Paltz.


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Pardon  my  language,  but  what  the  fuck   is  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring  Breakers?â&#x20AC;? A  short  while  ago,  John  Tappen  showed   me  the  trailer  for  this  positively  horrendous   looking  movie  starring  Selena  Gomez,  Van-­ essa  Hudgens  and  James  Franco.  From  what   I  saw,  the  entire  movie  is  just  skinny,  heter-­ onormative  girls  running  around  in  skimpy   bikinis   and   Franco   mumbling   through   his   bedazzled  grill,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring  Break  foâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ever.â&#x20AC;? Really   America,   have   we   stooped   so   low  that  some  of  us  will  pay  to  see  this?  We   paid  to  have  this  movie  made? /RRN , NQRZ QRW HYHU\ ÂżOP FDQ EH emotionally   and   intellectually   satisfying.   6RPHÂżOPVDUHIRUSXUHHQWHUWDLQPHQWDORQH and  meant  to  be  nothing  more  than  enjoy-­ DEOH7KDWÂśVWRWDOO\ÂżQH But   if   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring   Breakersâ&#x20AC;?   is   what   I   think  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going  to  be,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  over  it.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  over   ZRPHQ EHLQJ H[SORLWHG DQG REMHFWLÂżHG by   our   culture.   If   this   movie   ends   up   be-­ ing  a  satire,  sorry,  but  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  time  to  do  satire   smarter.   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   all   for   doing   what   you   want   with   your   body,   but   too   many   of   the   girls   I   teach   over   the   summer   view   Selena   Go-­ mez   as   their   role   model.   Selena,   I   know   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  smarter  than  letting  yourself  be  ob-­ MHFWLÂżHGOLNHWKDW(YHQLI\RXGLGVSHQGD solid   portion   of   your   late-­teen   years   dat-­ ing   Justin   Bieber,   you   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   that   dumb.              Sorry  to  be  a  monster,  but  I  hope  this   movie  bombs.  I  hope  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  awful.  I  hope  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   career-­ruining.  I  hope  James  Franco  weeps   himself  to  sleep  at  night  because  he  partici-­ pated  in  such  a  shit  show.   Spring  Break  Foâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;neva.  Good  night  and   goodbye.

Cat  Tacopina  is  a  third-­year  journalism   major.  She  likes  to  eat  pink  grapefruit  and   listen  to  Best  Coast.  She  just  wants  a  Ger-­ man  Shepherd  and  a  kitten.  

Seeing   as   I   have   no   idea   what   to   write  about,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  going  to  whine  and  cry   about  the  fact  that  my  future  is  a  com-­ plete  mystery  to  me.  In  66  days  I  will  be   graduating  and  moving  back  home.  This   time  I  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  hanging  out  with  friends   and  laying  on  my  couch  counting  down   the  days  until  I  go  back  to  school  (  I  def-­ initely   will   be   laying   on   my   couch   for   an  extended  period  of  time  when  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   get  a  job  for  a  few  years  though).   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  always  been  amazed  when  peo-­ ple  tell  me  they  knew  what  they  want-­ ed   to   do   since   elementary   school.   My   friends   have   wanted   to   become   teach-­ ers,  doctors  and  physical  therapists  ever   since   they   can   remember   and   have   ac-­ tually  followed  through  on  those  ideas.   Why  couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  I  have  been  blessed  with   the  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I-­know-­exactly-­what-­I-­want-­to-­doâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   gene?     Becoming  a  teacher  sounded  like  a   great   profession   until   I   realized   it   was   the   only   one   I   knew   existed   until   high   school.   A   marine   biologist   sounded   pretty   cool,   especially   because   I   love   dolphins   (and   secretly   because   Aaron   Carter   said   it   was   his   dream   job   in   an  

interview   I   read   when   I   was   11).   Sci-­ ence  was  never  my  best  subject  though   and  unless  I  got  to  pet  and  play  with  dol-­ SKLQVDOOGD\,GRQÂśWWKLQN,ÂśGÂżQGLWWKDW enjoyable  (dolphin  girl  alert).   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  always  been  interested  in  jour-­ nalism   and   I   remember   having   a   snow   day   in   middle   school   where   my   dad   brought   a   video   camera   outside   while   I   reported   on   the   weather.   I   probably   shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   be   admitting   this   but   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   all  done  it,  right? I  think  the  biggest  problem  I  have  is   committing   to   one   thing.  What   if   I   be-­ come  a  teacher  and  end  up  hating  kids?   What  if  I  go  into  public  relations  and  get   sick  of  it?   When   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   passionate   about   some-­ thing  (like  The  Oracle)  I  have  no  prob-­ lem  staying  up  until  at  least  four  in  the   morning  to  put  out  a  paper  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  proud  of.   Now   that   I   think   about   it,   I   was   a   OLWWOH WHUULÂżHG WR MRLQ The   Oracle.   It   seemed  like  such  a  big  commitment  and   I   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   think   I   was   good   enough.   But   in   high   school,   I   told   myself   I   would   join   my   college   newspaper   since   I   loved  writing  for  The  Horizon  (my  high  

schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  paper,  what  up  Lynbroook).  So   after   thinking   about   it   for   a   few   years   SDWKHWLF , NQRZ  , ÂżQDOO\ MRLQHG DQG Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  glad  I  did.     ,WÂśV GHÂżQLWHO\ DV WLPH FRQVXPLQJ as  I  thought  it  would  be,  but  following   through   on   something   and   actually   en-­ joying   it   gives   me   some   hope   that   my   next   job   wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   involve   me   crying   into   my  pillow  and  hating  my  life. 2EYLRXVO\ LQ RUGHU WR ÂżQG WKDW MRE I   need   to   put   on   my   big   girl   pants   and   apply   to   places   that   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   interested   in   without   taking   a   few   years   to   analyze   whether   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   love   it   or   would   be   good   enough.   I   did   that   once   and   it   paid   off,   so   thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a    chance  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  work  again?  May-­ be? *Sorry   that   this   turned   into   a   mini   self-­therapy   session   but   no   one   reads   this  thing  anyway,  right?

We,   the   Student   Association   (SA)   at   SUNY   New   Paltz,   under-­ stand   the   freedom   and   anonym-­ ity  that  the  internet  allows.  We  also   recognize  that  there  has  been  an  in-­ crease   in   the   amount   of   Facebook   pages,   Twitter   accounts   and   other   social  media  outlets  that  are  used  to   spread  rumors  and  slander  that  have   the   sole   purpose   of   being   discrimi-­ natory,   racist,   sexist,   transphobic,   homophobic,  etc.,  while  inciting  ha-­ rassment,   fear,   and   intimidation   to-­ ward  fellow  students  here  at  SUNY  

New  Paltz. We   also   recognize   N.Y.   State   Senate   Bill   S   1987-­B   (A   3661-­C)   in   which   the   following   states:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;Ś   most   cyber-­bullying   originates   off-­ campus,  but  nonetheless  affects  the   school  environment  and  disrupts  the   educational   process,   impeding   the   ability   of   students   to   learn   and   too   often  causing  devastating  effects  on   students'  health  and  well-­being.â&#x20AC;? This  includes  behavior  that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;oc-­ curs  off  school  property  and  creates   or   would   foreseeably   create   a   risk  

of   substantial   disruption   within   the   school  environmentâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? SA   formally   condemns   any   so-­ cial  media  outlet  that  perpetuates  the   type   of   speech   mentioned   above   in   order   to   create   a   safer   environment   for   our   student   body.  Although   we   have  freedom  of  speech,  it  is  impor-­ tant   to   be   mindful   of   the   possible   devastating  consequences  that  could   occur   due   to   the   power   that   some   words  possess. Thanks, SA  President  Josh  Simpson

Angela  Matua  is  a  fourth-­year  public   relations  major  with  a  minor  in  english.   She  thinks  the  Backstreet  Boys  were  the   superior  boyband  even  though  JT  rocks.

LETTER  

Thursday,  March  14,  2013


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By  Angela  Matua Sports  Editor  |  N02039845@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

The   lacrosse   team   is   looking   to   im-­ prove  upon  their  7-­10  record  from  last  sea-­ VRQDQGKDYHVFRRSHGXSWKHLUÂżUVWZLQWR VWDUWWKHLUVHFRQGVHDVRQZLWK+HDG&RDFK Liz  Student.   7KH/DG\+DZNVEHDW+DUWZLFN&RO lege  on  Saturday,  March  9  after  rallying  to   FRPHEDFNIURPDWZRJRDOGHÂżFLWLQWKH VHFRQGKDOIE\PDNLQJDQUXQWRVHFXUH WKHZLQ +HDG&RDFK/L]6WXGHQWH[SHFWVFRQ sistency   from   her   team   this   season.   The   VTXDGLVVPDOOHUWKDQODVWVHDVRQZLWK of  the  16  players  returning  from  last  year.   Student  said  the  difference  in  size  changes   the  dynamics  in  practice  and  also  requires   HYHU\SOD\HUWRIXOÂżOOKHUUROH Âł:H PDGH LW D OLWWOH ELW RI D VPDOOHU squad  to  kind  of  push  this  program  in  the   ULJKWGLUHFWLRQ´6WXGHQWVDLGÂł(YHU\ERG\ KDV DQ LPSDFW ZKLFK NLQG RI HPSRZHUV HYHU\ERG\ WR ZRUN WKDW PXFK KDUGHU DQG FRPHLQEHIRUHSUDFWLFHDQGWRZRUNKDUG after  practice,â&#x20AC;?  Student  said.

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ODVW\HDUDQGLVDSOD\HU6WXGHQWZLOOUHO\ RQWRWDNHFDUHRIWKHEDOO6WXGHQWVDLG Tornatore   said   the   advantages   of   a   small   team   include   learning   playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   VWUHQJWKVZHDNQHVVHVDQGUROHV7KHVHDG YDQWDJHVFDQEHKHOSIXOWRÂłTXLFNO\LGHQ WLI\DQLVVXHDQGERXQFHEDFN´ZKHQWKH\ DUHH[SHULHQFLQJDGHÂżFLWVKHVDLG Tornatore   also   said   her   role   as   a   co-­ FDSWDLQ LV QRW XQLTXH ZLWK HYHU\ SOD\HU having  similar  duties.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;As  a  captain,  my  role  is  no  different   than  anyone  else  on  the  team,â&#x20AC;?  Tornatore   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  support  my  teammates  in  listening,   communicating   and   putting   110   percent     RQWKHÂżHOG´ Third-­year   attacker   Talia   Tesler   has   WDNHQRQDOHDGHUVKLSUROHDVZHOODQGKDV EHHQZRUNLQJRQEHLQJDEOHWRIHHGWKHEDOO IURPERWKWKHULJKWDQGOHIW7HVOHUDQGVHF RQG\HDUDWWDFNHU.HOVH\+HDO\ZLOOZRUN together  to  help  facilitate  the  offense,  Stu-­ dent  said.   Student   said   goalie   Jackie   Ulanoff   is   WKH EHVW JRDOLH WKH SURJUDP KDV KDG +HU commitment  to  improving  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;animatedâ&#x20AC;?   SHUVRQDOLW\PDNHKHUDIXQSOD\HUWRZDWFK

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she  said.   6HFRQG\HDUPLGÂżHOGHU-XOLD-RKQVRQ IHHOVPRUHFRPIRUWDEOHRQWKHÂżHOGDVDUH WXUQLQJ SOD\HU DQG WKH ERQG EHWZHHQ WKH WHDPRQDQGRIIWKHÂżHOGDOORZVIRUEHWWHU understanding  during  games.  Johnson  said   the  teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  goal  is  to  make  history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As   a   team   our   goal   is   to   make   it   to   681<$&V IRU WKH ÂżUVW WLPH LQ SURJUDP KLVWRU\´ -RKQVRQ VDLG Âł+RZHYHU WR GR VRZHPXVWSOD\FRQVLVWHQWDQGOHDYHHY HU\WKLQJ RQ WKH ÂżHOG HYHU\ SUDFWLFH DQG game.â&#x20AC;? Student   cites   stick   skills   and   mental   toughness   as   some   of   the   improvements   PDGHE\KHUVTXDGEXWDPRUHVLJQLÂżFDQW FKDQJHLVWKHH[SHFWDWLRQVSOD\HUVKDYHIRU the  team,  she  said.   Âł:HÂśUHJRLQJLQZLWKWKHH[SHFWDWLRQ RIZLQQLQJZKHUHDVODVW\HDULWZDVNLQG RI WKH H[SHFWDWLRQ RI WU\LQJ QRW WR ORVH´ Student  said.   7KH /DG\ +DZNV ZLOO FRQWLQXH WR ZRUNRQWKHLUFRQVLVWHQF\ZKHQWKH\SOD\ 6PLWK &ROOHJH RQ7KXUVGD\ 0DUFK  LQ Northampton,  Mass.  


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Ciccarello   Steps  Up  To  The   Plate

 Softball  Head  Coach  Tony  Ciccarello  has  high  hopes  for  the  team  this  season.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PHOTO  BY  ROBIN  WEINSTEIN  

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The  SUNY  New  Paltz  Softball  team   will  be  under  new  leadership  this  year. After   Denise   Marchese   left   for   an   assiting   coaching   job   at   University   of   Rhode   island,   New   Paltz   welcome   Tony  Ciccarello,  who  has  spent  the  last   11   seasons   in   the   same   role   for   SUNY   Geneseo.   Despite   being   named   coach   mid-­ year,  Ciccarello  said  he  is  familiar  with   his  new  players  from  his  time  coaching   at  Geneseo  and  has  expectations  that  his   team  will  not  only  improve,  but  will  also   make  the  SUNYAC  Tournament. “I  told  them  right  away,  our  expec-­ tations   are   to   play   better   than   they’ve   played  in  the  past  and  to  reach  the  SU-­ NYAC   Tournament,”   Ciccarello   said.     “I  coached  against  them,  so  I  know  they   have  talent.”     6HFRQG\HDURXW¿HOGHU0DULVVD0R

naco   is   enjoying   how   both   Ciccarello   and   the   players   are   listening   to   each   other,   she   said.   His   openness   toward   incorporating   players’   ideas,   especially   as  a  new  coach,  fosters  a  relationship  in   which  the  players  also  listen  to  his  sug-­ gestions   and   adjust   their   ways   as   well,   she  said. “He  has  been  around  the  game  for  a   long  time  and  knows  what  he  is  doing,”   Monaco   said.   “He   is   professional   and   a  great  listener.  If  we  have  suggestions   he   is   always   willing   to   listen   and   if   he   agrees  he  will  make  changes.”   One   area   that   Ciccarello   wants   his   team   to   improve   on   is   playing   under   pressure,  he  said. “I  put  them  under  pressure  at  prac-­ tice   a   lot.   I   think   that’s   something   that   they  need  more  of,  so  that  once  we  get   into  the  game  and  they’re  playing  under   pressure,  it’s  a  been  there,  done  that  type   of  thing,”  Ciccarello  said.    “We’ll  work  

on  skills,  of  course,  but  we’re  going  to   put  them  in  live  situations.”     7KLUG\HDU ¿UVW EDVHPDQ &KHOVHD Kull  realizes  how  important  it  is  for  the   team  to  be  comfortable  when  tough  situ-­ ations  arise,  she  said.     “If  we  continue  to  be  put  under  these   pressure   situations,   we   will   become   used   to   them   and   start   to   thrive   under   pressure  not  being  phased  by  them  dur-­ ing   a   real   game,”   Kull   said.   “This   will   help  us  win  more  games  in  the  future.” Ciccarello  views  Kull,  Monaco  and   fourth-­year   Melissa   Liotta   as   players   that   will   lead   the   Hawks’   offense   this   season,  he  said. “Chelsea   Kull   could   become   quite   the   power   hitter.   Marissa   Monaco,   her   too,”  Ciccarello  said.  “I  see  them  hitting   right  in  the  middle  of  the  order.  Our  one   senior,   Melissa   Liotta,   she’s   not   really   a  power  hitter,  but  she’s  a  great  contact   KLWWHU:H FRXOG SXW KHU ¿UVW DQG VKH¶G

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do  great  or  we  can  put  her  in  the  middle   and  she’d  do  great  because  she  has  great   technique.” While   he   knows   who   will   be   lead-­ ing   his   offense   this   season,   Ciccarello   has  yet  to  see  anyone  emerge  as  the  ace   of  the  pitching  staff,  he  said. “It’s  going  to  be  pitch  by  committee   for   a   while,”   Ciccarello   said.   “They’re   all  going  to  get  their  opportunity  to  step   up  to  be  that  leader.”         The   Hawks’   season   opening   dou-­ bleheader   against   Farmingdale   State   College  on  Saturday,  March  9  was  can-­ celled,  so  they  will  open  up  in  a  double-­ header  at  the  College  of  Staten  Island  on   Saturday,  March  16.  

HAWKS FIRST HOME GAME: SUNY  Potsdam  Friday,  April  5  @  5  p.m.


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On  March  1,  The  Ottawa  Sun  reported   that  Rangers  GM  Glen  Sather  has  been  mak-­ ing  calls  around  the  league  to  see  how  valu-­ able  Marian  Gaborik  is  on  the  trade  market. Bruce  Garrioch  of  The  Sun  said  Sather   is   displeased   with   the   lack   of   consistency   LQKLVFOXEDQGWKDWIURQWRIÂżFHZRUNHUVDUH looking  for  anything  that  will  shake  up  the   roster.  Gaborikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  skill  and  solo  year  left  on   his   contract   with   the   Blueshirts   is   making   him  the  likely  target  of  a  midseason  trade. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  hoping  this  is  a  rumor  and  nothing   more.  Trading  Gaborik  would  be  a  horrible,   horrible   move   on   the   part   of   the   Rangers.   It  would  be  a  return  to  the  narrow-­sighted,   unconscientious  Sather  who  has  been  lam-­ basted  in  the  past.  As  of  right  now,  Gaborik   is  still  a  necessity  for  this  team. For   years,   the   Rangers   have   needed   elite  scoring  talent  on  the  roster.  With  Hen-­ rik   Lundqvist   in   net   and   a   young   but   ca-­ pable   blueline   in   front   of   him,   the   teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   defense   hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   been   the   issue.   In   contrast,  

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No  Goodbye  For  Gaborik the  goal  scoring  has  always  been  a  problem.   There  was  a  tremendous  generation  gap  be-­ WZHHQWKHRIIHQVLYHSOD\HUVÂżQLVKLQJDSOD\ seemed  to  be  more  privy  to  luck  rather  than   talent  and,  of  course,  the  power  play  was  a   nightmare. Gaborik   is   not   the   forward   John   Tor-­ torella  wants  him  to  be  or  the  forward  other   players  on  the  team  are  molding  themselves   to   be.   However,   his   role   and   identity   as   a   right  wing  is  invaluable  to  the  team  and  no   matter  what  the  Rangers  could  get  for  him,   they  will  not  make  up  for  Gaborikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  loss. True,   Gaborik   has   not   been   as   up   to   snuff  as  he  was  last  season.  Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  shoot-­ ing  as  much  and  even  though  a  shorter  sea-­ son  means  less  goals,  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  going  at  a  much   slower   rate   than   he   was   last   season.   And   yes,  he  is  coming  off  of  a  serious  shoulder   surgery,  but  Tortorella  and  Rangers  manage-­ ment  are  expecting  more,  as  they  should  be. However,   everyone   knows   trading   Gaborik   right   now   would   be   a   horrendous   move.   Even   Tortorella   who   has   had   a   (at  

best)   lukewarm   relationship   with   the   right   winger  would  be  furious  with  such  a  move.   Gaborik   is   a   pure   goal-­scorer,   some-­ thing   thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   in   short   supply   around   the   league,   let   alone   the   Rangersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   roster.   Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   one  of  the  fastest  players  in  the  league  and   the   only   player   on   the   Rangers   roster   who   can   make   a   clean   breakaway   and   be   suc-­ cessful   nine   out   of   10   times.   He   may   not   be  at  the  top  of  his  game  right  now,  but  that   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   make   him   any   less   invaluable   as   a   role  player  on  the  team.   Yes,  he  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  the  leader  Brad  Richards  is   DQGKHLVQÂśWDVWRXJKDQGVHOĂ&#x20AC;HVVRIDSOD\HU as  Ryan  Callahan,  but  he  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  to  be.   Not  every  player  on  the  Rangers  has  to  be   formed   in   the   same   mold.   Gaborikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   skill   and  speed  are  invaluable  to  the  team.  Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a  weapon  of  destruction  against  opponents,   and  a  Gaborik  on  his  good  side  is  dangerous   and  tough  to  stop. Marian  Gaborik  has  been  the  subject  of  trade  rumors.   A  decision  to  trade  him  now  would  be   rash  and  impulsive.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  doubtful  that  it  will   tence  swirling  in  the  ether  needs  to  be  shot   down  as  soon  as  possible. come  to  fruition  anytime  soon,  but  its  exis-­ PHOTO  COURTESY  OF  FLICKR  USER  BRIDGET  SAMUELS

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There   is   no   question   this   is   going   to  be  a  less-­than-­fun  season  for  us  Mets   fans.   While   2013   is   clearly   a   transition   year  between  two  eras  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  one  marked  by   overspending  and  poor  decision  making   and  the  other  a  clear  step  toward  a  bright-­ er  future  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  it  does  not  change  the  fact  the   Mets  will  have  no  semblance  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;mean-­ ingful  games  in  Septemberâ&#x20AC;?  this  year.   So  how  can  Mets  fans  endure  what  is   sure  to  be  a  long  and  grueling  season  full   of  growing  pains?  Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  worry,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  got   some  ideas.  

potential   devastation   these   three   names   could  provide  to  the  National  League  in   the  next  few  years.  They  are  heralded  by   many   to   be   some   of   the   best,   and   most   exciting,   prospects   in   baseball   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   and   if   we   are   going   to   make   it   through   2013,   dreaming  about  a  brighter  future  will  be   paramount.  

prices  to  watch  a  sub-­par  product.   But,  if  a  few  of  us  can  scramble  to-­ gether  some  spare  quarters,  we  can  forgo   the  tickets  and  just  send  Sandy  Alderson   and   Fred   Wilpon   some   extra   money   to   spend  next  offseason.     ITEM  4:  A  Subscription  to  The   New  York  Post  

ITEM  2:  Whiskey  

I  know  Cat  has  written  a  fancy  cock-­ tail   Mets   fans   could   make   to   get   them   through   this   season,   but   for   me,   only   whiskey   will   be   able   to   truly   match   the   bitter  taste  that  will  be  in  fansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  mouths  for   much  of  next  season.   Think  about  it,  whiskey  will  not  only   help   because   it   is   the   drink   of   the   de-­ pressed  and  jaded,  but  it  will  also  provide   the  perfect  amount  of  post-­shot  sting  that   will  make  you  close  your  eyes  and  divert   your  attention  from  the  mess  that  is  un-­ IROGLQJRQWKHÂżHOGLQIURQWRI\RX *** Studies   have   shown   that   Mets   fans   are  almost  twice  as  likely  as   Yankee  fans   ITEM  1:  Scouting  Reports   to   drink   heavily,   so   do   us   proud,   Mets   7KHÂżUVWWKLQJ\RXDUHJRLQJWRQHHG fans.   is   a   few   scouting   reports   to   desperately   ITEM  3:  A  Few  Extra  Dollars   cling   to.   The   Mets   have   some   bright   young   players   rising   through   their   farm   With   an   all-­but-­certain   lackluster   system,  and  until  late  May,  they  will  be   SURGXFWEHLQJSXWRQWKHÂż HOGHDFKZHHN QRWKLQJPRUHWKDQDÂżJPHQWRIRXURYHU WKH 0HWV DUH DQWLFLSDWLQJ D VLJQLÂżFDQW active  imaginations.   drop   in   attendance   this   season.   This   is   So   grab   a   scouting   report   for   Zach   to   be   expected,   because   the   casual   fan   Wheeler,   Travis   Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arnund   and   Noah   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   want   to   pay   exuberant   ticket   Syndergaard   so   you   can   drool   over   the  

Before   you   ask   if   my   eyes   are   at-­ tached   to   my   brain   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   hear   me   out.   The   Mets  are  going  to  have  some  pretty  aw-­ ful  losses  in  the  near  future,  and  nothing   commemorates   a   truly   dismal   loss   than   the   headline   that   graces   the   New   York   Post  the  next  morning.   Just   think   of   the   possibilities:   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wheels   Falling   Off?â&#x20AC;?   (Zach  Wheelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   ÂżUVWURXJKVWDUW Âł:ULJKW,GHD"´ 'DYLG Wright   not   living   up   to   his   recent   con-­ WUDFW  Âł0XUSK\ÂśV /DZ´ :KHQ 0XUSK\ makes   a   game-­ending   error   at   second   EDVH  RU HYHQ Âł)UDQVLF12´ )UDQN )UDQFLVFR EORZV KLV ÂżUVW VDYH RSSRUWX QLW\  Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   thank   me   later   for   taking   the   time  to  read  the  puns.   ***   So  there  you  have  it  Mets  fans,  just   a  few  things  that  might  help  you  make   it  through  the  dog  days  of  summer,  and   maybe  just  enough  to  make  it  through October.

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Mets  fans,  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  heading  into  a  rebuild-­ ing  year.  Soon  our  hands  will  be  cleansed   of  Minayaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  era  of  pain  and  heartbreak,  and   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  enter  an  era  of  smart  spending  and   homegrown  talent.  But  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  still  a  whole   season  before  that  excitement  comes  around.   There  will  be  one  more  summer  of  pain,  and   it  may  be  the  toughest  one  yet.   Which  is  why  in  an  effort  to  cope  with   the  impending  trauma  spring  and  summer   2013  should  bring,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  created  a  New  York   Mets  cocktail  to  get  us  all  through.  Sure,   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  all  going  to  be  miserable,  but  letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  all   be  miserable  and  drunk  and  sad  together. What  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  need:  12  oz.  sweet  tea,  a   shot  of  moonshine,  a  tablespoon  of  Grand   Marnier,  a  tablespoon  of  human  tears,  salt,   ice,  a  16  oz.  whiskey  glass  and  one  orange   rind,  for  garnish.   1.  In  honor  of  David  Wrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  eight-­year   contract  and  his  role  as  face  of  the  franchise,   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  going  to  start  our  drink  off  with  some   Southern  Sweet  Tea.  To  begin,  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  want  to   pour  all  of  the  tea  into  your  cocktail  shaker. 2.  After  that,  take  your  shot  of  moon-­ shine,  (if  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  watching  the  game  as  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   PDNLQJWKLVFRFNWDLO WU\\RXUKDUGHVWQRWWR down  it  right  there  and  then  pour  it  into  the   shaker.  I  thought  about  using  tequila,  but  ul-­ timately  went  with  the  moonshine  because  it   has  a  much  more  numbing,  depressive  effect.   Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  thank  me  later. 3.  Next,  the  tears.  Put  them  in  the   shaker.  I  know  it  might  take  a  lot  for  some  to   cry,  but  watching  three  Mets  games  in  a  row   should  do  the  trick.  Or  you  could  just  think   about  that  time  Luis  Castillo  dropped  the   ball.  Gets  me  every  time. 4.  Put  in  your  tablespoon  of  Grand   Marnier.  Sweet  tea  and  orange  is  a  favorite   of  mine.  It  tastes  like  the  happiness  and  hope   a  new  season  of  baseball  brings.  Only  to  be   crushed  by  the  eventual  disappointment  the   Mets  cause. 4.  Grab  the  salt  and  pour  it  into  your   open  wounds.  Trust  me,  you  needed  it.   5.  Now  close  the  lid  of  the  cocktail   shaker  and  give  it  a  good  shake  for  30  sec-­ onds.  Give  the  cocktail  a  couple  of  minutes   to  stand  as  you  put  the  ice  cubes  in  the   whiskey  glass*. 6.  Strain  your  cocktail  into  the  glass  and   ÂżQLVKLWRIIZLWKDQRUDQJHULQGIRUJDUQLVK 9RLOD(QMR\DVEHVWDV\RXFDQZKLOHWKH Mets  descend  into  one  last  downward  spiral   RIGDUNQHVV *Make  sure  you  hold  onto  the  whiskey   glass  for  later.  Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  probably  want  some   straight  whiskey  around  the  time  of  the   HLJKWKLQQLQJZKHQWKH\ÂśUHXSE\ÂżYHUXQV and  are  about  to  lose  that  game  9-­7.


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