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College  Terrace  Considered  For  Study  Space By  Ryan  Walz Contributing  Writer  |  N01873518@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Beginning   in   September   2012,   there   will   be   a   new   late   night  study  room  in  the  College  Terrace. The  new  study  room  location  was  picked  as  an  alternative   to  the  one  in  the  Sojourner  Truth  Library  (STL).  The  library  is   due  to  close  for  renovations  and  its  current  study  room  will  be   unavailable  to  students  for  late-­night  study  hours.  A  group  of   RIÂżFLDOV IURP DFDGHPLF DIIDLUV 6RGH[R LQIRUPDWLRQ WHFKQRO-­ ogy  staff,  facilities  and  student  affairs  chose  the  College  Ter-­ race  because  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  well-­lit  area  and  has  convenient  parking  for   students. The  importance  of  study  rooms  on  campus  became  clear   WRFROOHJHRIÂżFLDOVDVDQDEXQGDQFHRIUHTXHVWVIURPVWXGHQWV came  for  additional  late-­night  and  weekend  study  hours.  Over   WKH ODVW ÂżYH PRQWKV PDQ\ VWXGHQWV LQFOXGLQJ PHPEHUV RI D student  group  on  campus,  have  approached  the  college  asking   for  more  study  hours.  Vice  President  of  Academic  Affairs  Cher-­ yl  Torsney  said  the  administration  responded  by  restoring  hours   that  had  been  lost  due  to  budget  cuts.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   agreed   to   accommodate   them   and   they   have   been   using   these   additional   hours,   making   it   well   worth   the   added   cost,â&#x20AC;?  Torsney  said. As  the  STLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  closing  date  draws  near  however,  a  new  loca-­ tion  is  needed  for  a  study  room.  The  college  looked  at  a  number   of  locations  before  deciding  on  the  Terrace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  considered  several  spots,  including  the  Lecture  Center   lobby,  a  piece  of  the  Multipurpose  Room  in  the  SU,  the  lobby  of   the  Humanities  building,  even  the  library,â&#x20AC;?  Torsney  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   decided  against  all  of  those  options.  At  a  point  in  our  delibera-­ tions,  the  possibility  of  using  the  Terrace  as  [a]  late-­night  study   space  during  the  library  renovation  materialized.â&#x20AC;? The   college   intends   to   invest   in   technology,   card   access   and   daily   cleaning   for   the  Terrace.   In   addition   to   the   lighting  

 PHOTO  BY  SUZY  BERKOWITZ There  will  be  a  new  late-­night  study  room  situated  in  the  College  Terrace  available  to  students  starting  this  September.

and   parking,   the   Terrace   will   offer   laptops   and   a   printer   for   student  use  and  large  round  tables  will  be  available  for  group   studying.   Some  students  said  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  little  out  of  the  way  as  compared   to  other  locations.  They  still  want  to  have  more  late-­night  study   hours  and  more  study  rooms  to  utilize. Âł,XVHRQHOLNHÂżYHGD\VRXWRIWKHZHHN´7HUU\*DUGQHUD third-­year  communication  and  media  major,  said.

&ROOHJHRI¿FLDOVDOVRIHHOWKHQHZVWXG\URRPORFDWLRQZLOO provide  students  a  good  venue  for  their  work. The  college  hopes  the  new  study  room  in  the  College  Ter-­ race  will  be  an  attractive  alternative  for  students  as  the  one  in   the  library  becomes  temporarily  unavailable,  providing  all  the   space  and  technology  they  need.  The  study  room  is  scheduled   to  open  Sept.  1,  2012.  It  will  be  open  Sunday  through  Thursday,   SPWRDPH[FOXGLQJDQ\PDMRUKROLGD\VRULQWHUVHVVLRQ

1HZ3DOW]%XVLQHVV&RXQFLO0HPEHU5XQV)RU2I¿FH By  Cat  Tacopina Sports  Editor  |  Ctacopina97@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Thomas  Sipos,  SUNY  New  Paltz  School  of  Business  advi-­ sory  council  chairman,  recently  announced  plans  to  run  for  the   newly-­formed  106th  Assembly  District  seat.   Sipos  said  he  is  choosing  to  run  for  the  position  because  of   the  knowledge  he  has  concerning  the  Hudson  Valley  economy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  a  politics  guy,  so  this  has  been  a  real  education   for  me,â&#x20AC;?  Sipos  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;However,  I  have  seen  the  economy  of  the   Hudson  Valley  for  years,  and  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  currently  in  the  worst  shape   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  ever  been.  If  I  join  the  assembly,  I  want  to  make  sure  people   know  the  truth  and  what  we  can  do  to  make  things  better.â&#x20AC;? Sipos   has   been   an   active   member   of   the   Hudson   Valley   economic   community   for   over   30   years.   While   not   having   a   background  in  politics,  Sipos  is  the  founder  of  Hudson  Valley   Focus,  a  radio  talk  show  which  focuses  on  issues  such  as  poli-­ tics  and  the  regional  economy.  Prior  to  founding  Hudson  Valley   Focus,   Sipos   served   as   co-­owner   and   vice   president   of   Sipos   Insurance.   Sipos  said  his  main  focus  if  he  does  win  the  Assembly  seat   is  to  help  rebuild  the  economy  in  the  Hudson  Valley.  He  said  

while  his  seat  would  represent  parts  of  Dutchess  and  Colum-­ bia   County,   the   position   hosts   a   regional   platform   for   getting     initiatives  accomplished.   Âł%HFDXVHRIP\H[SHULHQFHZLWKDQGXQGHUVWDQGLQJRIRXU local  economy,  I  believe  having  this  position  would  allow  me   to   stand   as   a   regional   leader   in   improving   our   economy   and   KHOSLQJSHRSOHQRWMXVWÂżQGMREVEXWKDYHWKHVNLOOVWRJHWWKRVH jobs,â&#x20AC;?  Sipos  said.   Sipos  said  when  the  change  in  the  economy  happened  â&#x20AC;&#x153;no   oneâ&#x20AC;?  was  prepared  for  it  to  become  as  bad  as  it  has.   Sipos  said  one  of  his  strategic  objectives  is  â&#x20AC;&#x153;to  restore  the   30,000-­plus   jobs   lost   in   the   Columbia,   Dutchess,   Orange   and   Ulster  Region,â&#x20AC;?  and  to  help  citizens  realize  there  are  â&#x20AC;&#x153;hundreds,   maybe  thousandsâ&#x20AC;?  of  jobs  available  for  people  who  possess  the   skills  for  them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  seeing  right  now  is  that  there  are  a  lot  of  jobs   WKDWUHTXLUHWHFKQLFDOWUDLQLQJEXWRXUVRFLHW\WXUQHGDZD\IURP things  like  that  a  while  ago,â&#x20AC;?  Sipos  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  are  plenty  of   MREVLQWKH+XGVRQ9DOOH\WKDWPDLQO\UHTXLUHDVROLGZRUNHWKLF and  knowledge  of  how  to  work  a  machine  shop.â&#x20AC;? Sipos  said  another  key  issue  is  to  educate  students  on  the  

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opportunities  that  are  available  to  them.  He  said  students  are  the   future  and  the  driving  force  toward  making  the  economy  better,   and  if  he  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  elected,  he  will  still  pursue  educating  students  on   possible  opportunities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  this  whole  assembly  thing  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  work  out,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  like  to   KRVWDELJHYHQWRQFDPSXVQH[WVHPHVWHUIRUVWXGHQWVKHUH´6L-­ pos  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  big  misunderstanding  about  our  job   economy,  and  I  want  them  to  know  where  our  country  stands.   There  may  not  be  as  many  jobs  out  there,  but  the  value  of  what   students  can  provide  is  doubling  and  tripling.â&#x20AC;? Hadi  Salavitabar,  dean  of  the  School  of  Business,  said  Si-­ pos   is   someone   whose   knowledge   and   care   for   the   economy   ZLOOEHQHÂżWWKH+XGVRQ9DOOH\DVDZKROH â&#x20AC;&#x153;He  is  knowledgeable  and  he  cares  deeply  about  the  stu-­ dents  here,â&#x20AC;?  Salavitabar  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;He  knows  a  lot  about  our  econo-­ my  having  been  involved  with  it  for  so  long.â&#x20AC;? Sipos  said  he  believes  he  can  make  a  difference  in  the  Hud-­ son  Valley  because  of  his  economic  knowledge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   want   the   younger   generations   to   have   a   future,   and   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  want  them  to  be  worried  about  not  having  any  options,â&#x20AC;?   Sipos  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  options  are  out  there.â&#x20AC;?


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OBAMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  OUT  ON  MARRIAGE On  the  fence  no  longer,  President  Barack   Obama  declared  his  unequivocal  support   for  gay  marriage  on  Wednesday,  a  histor-­ ic  announcement  that  gave  the  polarizing   social  issue  a  more  prominent  role  in  the   2012  race  for  the  White  House. CONSTITUTIONAL  CLARITY North   Carolina   voters   overwhelmingly   passed   a   constitutional   amendment   that   GHÂżQHVPDUULDJHDVVROHO\EHWZHHQDPDQ and  a  woman,  but  not  much  is  expected  to   change  immediately. PUTIN  IT  ON  PAUSE Russian  President  Vladimir  Putin  is  skip-­ ping  a  planned  visit  to  the  United  States   this  month  for  an  economic  summit  and   a   much-­anticipated   meeting   with   Presi-­ dent  Barack  Obama,  the  White  House  an-­ nounced  Wednesday. LAUNCHING  FORWARD The   House   Armed   Services   Committee   on   Wednesday   backed   construction   of   a   missile  defense  site  on  the  East  Coast,  re-­ jecting  Pentagon  arguments  that  the  facil-­ ity  is  unnecessary  and  Democratic  com-­ plaints   that   the   nearly   $5   billion   project   amounts  to  wasteful  spending  in  a  time  of   tight  budgets.

Ribbon  Cutting  Reopens  Old  Main By  Caterina  De  Gaetano   Copy  Editor  |  Cdegaetano64@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

The   Old   Main   Building   restorations   are   complete  and  the  building  will  be  re-­dedicated  to   the  campus  community  during  the  ribbon  cutting     ceremony  on  Friday,  May  11  at  11  a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having   the   School   of   Education   back   in   the   main   part   of   the   campus   makes   us   all   feel   a   stronger  connection  to  the  campus  community  and   allows   more   interactions   between   students   and   faculty,â&#x20AC;?  Interim  Dean  of  the  School  of  Education   Karen  Bell  said.   The   ceremony   will   take   place   on   the   front   steps   of   Old   Main,   with   the   alternative   rain   site   in  the  1907  room,  Bell  said.  Speakers  will  include   Bell,  President  Donald  Christian,  State  Sen.  John   Bonacic,  Assemblyman  Kevin  Cahill  and  former-­ Dean   Robert   Michael.   A   reception,   tours   of   the   renovated   building   and   a   dedication   of   a   plaque   honoring  former  foreign  language  professors  will   follow  the  ceremony,  Bell  said.   %HOOVDLGWKHFHUHPRQ\LVVLJQLÂżFDQWWR681< New   Paltz,   because   the   event   will   showcase   the   oldest  building  on  campus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  great  that  the  building  will  be  highlight-­ ed,â&#x20AC;?  Bell  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  holds  a  special  place  in  the  hearts   of  many,  since  it  was  the  heart  of  the  campus  for   many  years.â&#x20AC;? Among  the  transformations  the  building  went   through   were   the   additions   of   electronic   class-­ URRPV PRVW LQFOXGLQJ 6PDUW %RDUGV D /LWHUDF\ Center   where   students   struggling   with   reading   will  be  able  to  seek  help,  the  Curriculum  Materi-­ DOV&HQWHU/LEUDU\ DVSDFHIRUVWXGHQWVWRZRUNRQ projects)  and  lounge  areas,  Bell  said.   John   F.   McEnrue,   director   of   facilities     design  &  construction,  said  in  a  New  Paltz  Times  

WAR  POPULARITY  PLUMMETS Support  for  the  war  in  Afghanistan  has   hit  a  new  low  and  is  on  par  with  support   for  the  Vietnam  War  in  the  early  1970s,   a  bad  sign  for  President  Barack  Obama   as  he  argues  that  to  end  the  war  respon-­ sibly  the  United  States  must  remain  in   Afghanistan  another  two  years.

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 3+272%<52%,1:(,167(,1 Old  Main  Building  will  be  re-­dedicated  to  the  campus  community  on  Friday,  May  11.   article   that   the   most   drastic   change   made   during   the   Old   Main   renovations   was   gutting   the   previ-­ ous  gymnasium  area.  It  was  replaced  with  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;softly   lit   pale-­blue-­and-­grey   elevator   lobby,â&#x20AC;?   and   the   KDOOZD\ Ă&#x20AC;RRUV ZHUH UHIXUELVKHG ZLWK RDN ZRRG   Ă&#x20AC;RRULQJ0F(QUXHVDLG Old  Main  is  more  handicap-­accessible,  with  a   ZKHHOFKDLUOLIWEHIRUHWKHÂżUVWĂ&#x20AC;LJKWRIVWDLUVNH\ pad   authorized   automatic   doors   and   a   new   gran-­ ite   ramp   with   sturdy   railings.   The   building   was   also   updated   with   green   features,   such   as   energy   HIÂżFLHQW DLU FRQGLWLRQLQJ KHDWLQJ DQG OLJKWLQJ LQ RUGHU WR UHFHLYH WKH /HDGHUVKLS LQ (QHUJ\ DQG (QYLURQPHQWV'HVLJQ /((' 6LOYHU&HUWLÂżFDWLRQ according  to  the  New  Paltz  Times.     Still,  the  building  has  maintained  its  vintage   qualities   during   the   restoration   period.   The   de-­ signers   cleaned   and   reinforced   the   stained-­glass   windows   in   Old   Main,   as   well   as   preserved   the   wrought-­iron   railings   and   replaced   some   wooden   railings  in  the  stairwells,  according  to  the  New  Paltz   TimesDUWLFOH7KHLQVWLWXWLRQDOĂ&#x20AC;XRUHVFHQWOLJKWLQJ has  also  been  replaced  with  pendant  lamps,  which  

DUHHQHUJ\HIÂżFLHQWDQGVXLWWKHRULJLQDOORRNRIWKH building,  according  to  the  New  Paltz  Times.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   is   often   believed   that   building   upgrades   that  are  necessary  to  keep  pace  with  modern  tech-­ nology,   conformance   with   safety   codes   and   ex-­ pected   occupant   comforts   cannot   coincide   with   UHVWRUDWLRQV RI EHDXWLIXO DQG KLVWRULFDOO\ VLJQLÂż-­ FDQWEXLOGLQJV´0F(QUXHVDLGÂł681<1HZ3DOW] and   the   State   University   Construction   Fund   have   proven   this   theory   wrong   with   the   renovation   of   Old  Main.â&#x20AC;? Bell  said  she  hopes  for  good  weather  so  the   event  can  remain  on  the  front  steps  outside  of  Old   Mainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  doors  and  guests  can  enjoy  the  ceremony   and   what   the   day   has   to   offer.   She   said   the   tours   will  be  a  special  opportunity  to  share  some  of  the   VLJQLÂżFDQW UHQRYDWLRQV 6KH VDLG WKH DOXPQL ZLOO take  special  interest  in  them.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Old   Main   Building   has   been   home   to   the  School  of  Education  ever  since  the  school  was   IRUPHG´%HOOVDLGÂł0RYLQJRXWZDVGLIÂżFXOWDQG we   were   spread   out   across   the   campus.   Now,   we   have  returned  home.â&#x20AC;?

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As   the   semester   comes   to   a   close,   Stu-­ dent   Association   (SA)   President   Terrell   &RDNOH\LVORRNLQJWRGHSDUWZLWKDÂżQDOLP-­ pact   on   campus   by   starting   projects   that   he   will  ultimately  leave  for  the  next  SA  Execu-­ tive  Board  (E-­board).   While  the  goal  to  have  the  Student  Union   (SU)   open   later   is   completed,   Coakley   is   looking  to  create  additional  food  space  in  the   SU. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  just  had  a  conversation  and  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  going   to  pass  it  along  to  the  next  E-­board,â&#x20AC;?  Coakley   said.   Coakley   said   he   suggested   creating   a   food  space  in  addition  to  Hawk  Street  Station.   He  said  if  the  senate  next  year  works  on  it  and   if  Campus  Auxiliary  Services  (CAS)  has  the   funding  for  it,  an  additional  food  area  will  be   open  in  the  SU  until  1  a.m. Michael   Patterson,   director   of   student   activities   and   union   services,   said   the   SU   is   used  for  club  meetings,  a  place  to  study  and  

serve  as  a  common  place  for  students  to  con-­ nect   and   socialize.   He   said   having   it   open   ORQJHUZLOOEHQHÂżWWKHVWXGHQWVLQDYDULHW\RI ways  and  he  understands  Coakleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  rationale   of  getting  an  additional  food  space  in  the  SU   because  it  is  a  natural  facility  to  look  at. 3DWWHUVRQ VDLG WKH RIÂżFH RI 6WXGHQW$F-­ tivities  and  Union  Services  made  the  recom-­ mendation  to  reallocate  the  hours  of  the  SU.   He  said  some  hours  were  taken  off  Sunday  to   extend   the   hours   from   Monday   to   Thursday   until  1  a.m.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Based   on   our   usage   and   conversation   with   the   Student   Association   we   came   to   a   common  ground  in  terms  of  what  was  the  best   case  scenario  for  everybody,â&#x20AC;?  Patterson  said. Patterson  said  while  Coakleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  effort  to   get   additional   food   space   in   the   SU   is   in   its   infancy   of   a   conversation,   it   is   a   good   idea.   He  said  it  is  a  good  choice  for  SA  to  continue   the  conversation  with  food  service  providers   and   it   will   be   interesting   to   see   where   that   conversation  leads. First-­year   undeclared   major   Melissa   Ia-­

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chetta  said  she  thinks  it  isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  fair  that  the  SU   closes  earlier  than  other  schools. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  have  some  friends  at  Hofstra  Univer-­ sity   and   they   had   a   Student   Union   like   ours   with  a  pool  table  and  TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  and  everything,â&#x20AC;?   Iachetta   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;They   also   had   a   food   place   within   the   building.   I   thought   that   was   such   an  awesome  and  convenient  feature.  Further-­ more  there  were  so  many  students  there  tak-­ ing   advantage   of   the   late   hours.   I   think   stu-­ dents  will  be  [in  the  SU]  even  more  with  the   late  hours  and  possible  food  options.â&#x20AC;? Coakley   said   he   has   sought   feedback   from  students  by  sitting  in  Hasbrouck  and  in   front  of  Hawk  Street  Station.  He  said  in  one   day  he  got  feedback  from  about  80  students.   He   said   the   general   consensus   was   that   stu-­ dents  wanted  alternative  food  options  which   would  be  open  later,  no  matter  the  location. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every   student,   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   care   who   you   are,   freshmen,   sophomore,   everybody   wants   something   else,â&#x20AC;?   Coakley   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   the   exact   phrase,   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I   want   something   else   and   I   donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  care  where  it  is.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?


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The   53rd   student   senate   met   for   WKHLU ÂżQDO PHHWLQJ RI WKH VHPHVWHU RQ Tuesday,   May   8   to   discuss   the   Clean   Construction   Resolution,   hear   from   Students   with   a   Common   Interest   and   say  farewell  to  those  not  returning  next   semester.   The   Executive   Board   (E-­board)   congratulated   the   senate   on   a   produc-­ tive   semester   as   most   of   them   move     toward  graduation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You   all   have   done   an   amazing   job  this  semester,â&#x20AC;?  Student  Association   (SA)   President   Terrell   Coakley   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just   keep   the   ball   rolling   and   thank   you  for  a  great  semester.â&#x20AC;?   SA   Executive   Vice   President   Eve   Stern  said  she  is  in  the  process  of  typ-­ ing   up   information   for   the   next   vice   president,  which  will  help  them  get  the   hang  of  things  come  fall. Vice   President   of   Academic   Af-­ fairs  and  Governance  Ayanna  Thomas   said   the   senate   passed   new   advising   proposal   which   would   help   improve   advising.   Sen.  Wendy   Cohen   said   many   de-­ partments   were   revised   and   the   meth-­ ods   professors   were   using   to   get   stu-­ GHQWV WR ÂżOO RXW 6WXGHQW (YDOXDWLRQ RI Instruction  (SEIs),  such  as  having  stu-­ dents  complete  them  during  lab  time.     Thomas  said  currently  711  students   have  voted  in  favor  of  the  Student  Ac-­ WLYLW\)HHOHDYLQJDERXWPRUHUH-­ quired  votes.  She  said  Blackout  Day  is   helping  to  highlight  the  importance  of   WKH6WXGHQW$FWLYLW\)HH Council  Chair  Shayna  Bentley  also   encouraged  the  senators  to  vote  for  the   6WXGHQW$FWLYLW\)HHDQGWRVSUHDGWKH word.   She   said   she   sent   out   an   email   to  promote  the  fee  and  forwarded  it  to     clubs  and  organizations. Sen.   Matt   Clarkson   sponsored   a   resolution  written  by  Eric  Wood,  New   Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  NYPIRG  chapter  leader,  which   involved   a   clean   construction   policy.   The  Clean  Construction  Resolution  re-­ quires  all  construction  to  comply  with   the   Environmental   Protection   Agency   (EPA)   standards.   The   resolution   was   unanimously   supported   by   the   senate   and  approved. Students   with   a   Common   Interest   brought   to   the   senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   attention   their   concern   with   the   administrative   deci-­

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The  53rd  student  senate  completed  the  semester  with  saying  goodbye  to  graduating  SA  E-­board  members.

sion   to   stop   funding   temporary   work-­ HUVULJKWEHIRUH¿QDOVIRUWKH7XWRULQJ Center.  The  representatives  said  tutor-­ ing   was   cut   due   to   budgeting   and   the   Tutoring   Center   needs   $3,000   more   dollars  to  be  brought  back.   9LFH 3UHVLGHQW RI )LQDQFH <RXV-­ souf   Kouyo   said   it   is   not   possible   for   SA  to  fund  the  Tutoring  Center.   However,   Stern   said   she   is   in   the   process  of  talking  to  administrative  of-­ ¿FLDOVDERXWWKLVLVVXHDQGWKHVWXGHQWV should   wait   until   she   gets   a   response   before   they   act.   She   said   she   will   be   emailing   the   senate   with   the   response  

from   the   administrators   once   they     reply. Coakley   suggested   that   in   the   meantime,   willing     tutors   should   vol-­ unteer  to  help  students  as  they  prepare   IRU¿QDOV Residence   Hall   Student   Associa-­ tion   (RHSA)   President   Ranysha   Ware   awarded  Coakley  with  her  last  bronze   pin  which  is  the  highest  award  one  can   receive  from  RHSA.    She  said  although   VKHKDG¿YHWRJLYHRXWVKHRQO\JDYH three  away.  She  said  she  chose  Coakley   because  of  his  dedication  to  the  role  of   president.  

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In  light  of  the  recent  exploration  of  re-­ enforcing  smoking  zones  on  campus,  one   graduate  student  has  decided  to  mark  them   with  an  artistic  approach.   7RP0DUWLQDÂżUVW\HDUSULQWPDNLQJ graduate   student,   used   an   assignment   in   his   photo   silkscreen   class   to   draw   liquid   chalk  installations  in  front  of  the  Fine  Arts   %XLOGLQJ6PLOH\$UW%XLOGLQJDQGWKH6R-­ MRXUQHU7UXWK/LEUDU\WKDWZRXOGKLJKOLJKW the   zones   next   to   building   entrances   that   are  smoke-­free  areas.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  wanted  to  draw  attention  to  the  50-­   foot  smoke-­free  zone  around  the  entranc-­ es   because   I   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   know   if   people   were   aware   of   the   area   or   even   the   distance,â&#x20AC;?   Martin   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   feel   privileged   in   having   WKH RSSRUWXQLW\ WR KDYH P\ ZRUN VKRZ-­ cased  on  campus.â&#x20AC;?   Outside  of  each  of  the  buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  en-­

trances,  Martin  used  stencils  to  draw  white   daffodils  and  the  words  â&#x20AC;&#x153;smoke  free  zoneâ&#x20AC;?   WR IXOÂżOO KLV DVVLJQPHQW RI SULQWLQJ RQ D three-­dimensional  surface.   Âł, XVHG ZKLWH GDIIRGLOV EHFDXVH WKH\ DUHWKHĂ&#x20AC;RZHURIOXQJFDQFHUDZDUHQHVV´ Martin  said.   Director   of   Environmental   Health   &   6DIHW\0LNH0DOOR\VDLG0DUWLQÂśVJUDSK-­ LFVZRXOGEHDJRRGZD\WRKLJKOLJKWWKH recent   attempt   to   remind   students   of   the   smoke-­free  areas  around  campus.   Âł$Q\WKLQJWRKHOSSHRSOHXQGHUVWDQG WKH FDPSXV VPRNLQJ SROLF\ LV D JRRG LGHD´ 0DOOR\ VDLG Âł,I ZH FDQ H[SUHVV LW through   the   talent   of   our   students,   even   better.â&#x20AC;?   Sen.  Jonathan  Espinosa,  one  of  three   senators   who   spearheaded   a   project   to   ORRNLQWRGLIIHUHQWZD\VWRFXUEVPRNLQJ in   prohibited   areas   earlier   this   semester,   said  he  was  unaware  of  Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  project;Íž  

KRZHYHUKHWKRXJKWLWZDVDÂłJUHDW´ZD\ to  raise  awareness.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   think   the   use   of   art   to   help   solve   DQ\ SROLWLFDO LVVXH LV SRZHUIXO FUHDWLYH and  appealing,â&#x20AC;?  Espinosa  said.   Despite  positive  reactions  from  cam-­ SXVVWDIIDQGVWXGHQWVHQDWRUV0DOOR\VDLG WKH2IÂżFHRI)DFLOLWLHVDQG'HVLJQLVVWLOO GHEDWLQJWKHEHVWZD\WRLQFRUSRUDWHGHOLQ-­ HDWLRQRIVPRNLQJ]RQHVEHFDXVHWKH\DUH QRWVXUHKRZWKHSROLF\ZLOOFKDQJHLQWKH QH[WIHZ\HDUV 0DOOR\VDLGVRPHFDPSXVHVKDYHLP-­ SOHPHQWHG DQ HQWLUHO\ VPRNHIUHH SROLF\ while   others   have   designated   smoking     areas.   Âł:HFRXOGFKDQJHWKHSROLF\LQD\HDU RUWZRVRDQ\NLQGRISHUPDQHQWPDUNLQJ might  not  be  the  best  idea,  but...that  is  not   P\GHFLVLRQ´0DOOR\VDLG Martin   said   because   the   installations   were   liquid-­chalk   based,   he   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   sure  

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KRZ ORQJ WKH\ ZRXOG ODVW RXWVLGH RI WKH buildings   because   of   weather   conditions,   but   hoped   he   might   be   able   to   work   on   them  more  in  the  future.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  would  be  great  if  I  could  get  com-­ missioned  to  do  more  on  campus,  or  make   a  permanent  one,â&#x20AC;?  Martin  said.   Other   options   to   better   enforce   the   FDPSXV VPRNLQJ SROLF\ DUH EHLQJ H[-­ plored,   including   moving   cigarette   FRQWDLQHUV IDUWKHU DZD\ IURP EXLOGLQJ   entrances,   but   nothing   has   been   set   in   VWRQH\HW0DOOR\VDLG Âł:H DUH ORRNLQJ DOZD\V WR LPSURYH RXU FDPSXV SROLF\ IRU WKH EHWWHUPHQW RI RXU FRPPXQLW\´ 0DOOR\ VDLG Âł:H DOO KDYH D UHVSRQVLELOLW\ WR HQVXUH IRONV DUH not   smoking   too   close   to   buildings.   We   need   to   have   one   voice,   if   we   ignore   it,   WKHQ ZH DV FRPPXQLW\ PHPEHUV DUH MXVW DVJXLOW\DVWKHVPRNHUVZKRDUHVPRNLQJ too  close.â&#x20AC;?  


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President  Donald  Christian  recently  announced  that  Dr.  Mi-­ chael  Rosenberg  will  be  the  dean  of  the  School  of  Education  at   SUNY  New  Paltz,  effective  August  3.   5RVHQEHUJ ZDV RQH RI IRXU ÂżQDOLVWV QDPHG E\ WKH VHDUFK committee,   which   was   assembled   after   Robert   Michael     announced  his  retirement  nearly  two  years  ago.   5RVHQEHUJZLOOEHRQHRIWKHWRSUDQNLQJDFDGHPLFRIÂżFLDOV at   New   Paltz   when   he   leaves   his   current   position   as   associate   dean  for  research  in  the  School  of  Education  and  a  professor  in   the  Special  Education  Department  at  Johns  Hopkins  University.   Christian  said  Rosenberg  will  bring  a  wealth  of  administra-­ tive  and  faculty  experience  and  strengths  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;a  serious-­minded,   thoughtful   leader   and   problem-­solver   and   an   effective   commu-­ nicator.â&#x20AC;?   â&#x20AC;&#x153;His  strong  commitment  to  collaborative,  transparent  lead-­ ership,  his  dedication  to  student  learning,  and  his  reputation  as  an   advocate  for  high  quality  will  serve  us  well,â&#x20AC;?  he  said  in  his  email.   Prior   to   his   26-­year   stint   at   Johns   Hopkins   University,   Rosenberg   was   an   assistant   professor   at   Ball   State   University   and   also   a   visiting   scholar   at   Westminster   College   in   Oxford,   England.  Prior  to  his  return  to  graduate  study,  Rosenberg  taught   secondary  students  with  learning  and  behavior  disorders  for  the   Orleans-­Niagara   Board   of   Cooperative   Educational   Services   in   New  York,  Christian  said.   Rosenberg   is   also   the   co-­editor   of   Teacher   Education   and   Special  Education,  the  journal  of  the  Teacher  Education  Division   of  the  Council  for  Exceptional  Children.  Christian  said  he  holds   both   his   masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   and   bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   degrees   in   special   education   from  the  SUNY  Buffalo.   Karen  Bell,  who  served  as  an  associate  dean  of  her  academic   unit  from  2003  to  2010,  was  appointed  interim  dean  of  the  School   of  Education  in  December  2010. Bell  said  the  new  dean  should  look  forward  to  leading  the   school   through   our   next   accreditation   review   within   the   next   three  years.  

Dr.  Michael  Rosenberg  was  named  dean  of  the  School  of  Education   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There  will  also  be  the  need  to  address  increased  account-­ ability,  reduced  resources  and  pressures  from  outside  and  inside   the  institution,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.   In  a  campus  wide  email,  Christian  thanked  Bell  for  serving   as  interim  since  January  2011.   Rosenbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   duties   will   include   overseeing   undergraduate  

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Committee  Evaluates  Sojourner  Truth  Library  Dean  Candidates By  Maria  Jayne   Copy  Editor  |  Maria.jayne17@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

SUNY   New   Paltz   is   currently   searching   for   a   new   dean   of   Sojourner   Truth   Library   (STL)   after   Chui-­chun   Lee   retired   last     semester. The   new   dean   will   replace   Interim   Dean   William   Connors   who  took  the  position  Jan.  1.  They  must  be  willing  to  lead  the  STL   through   the   upcoming   $12   million   renovations,   support   student-­ faculty  collaborative  research,  manage  resources  and  staff  and  as-­ sist  in  external  fundraising  among  many  other  duties,  according  to   newpaltz.edu.   The  search  committee  recently  held  three  open  forums  for  stu-­ dents   to   ask   questions   and   hear   from   each   candidate.  The   forums   took  place  on  different  days  for  each  candidate.  May  1  was  the  fo-­ rum  for  Barbara  Petruzzelli,  director  of  the  library  at  Mount  Saint   Mary   College   (MSMC),   May   4   was   W.   Mark   Colvson,   associate   director  of  the  library  at  Marist  College  and  the  last  forum  was  May   8  with  Natalka  Sawchuk,  assistant  director  of  the  Library  for  Public   Services  and  Systems  at  Iona  College.   Following   each   forum,   students   were   given   the   option   to   re-­ view  the  candidates  and  submit  evaluations  on  Zoomerang.  For  an   opinion  to  be  considered,  students  must  have  read  a  candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  re-­

sume  and/or  attended  a  session  with  him/her,  Jacqueline  Andrews,   assistant   vice   president   of   institutional   research   and   planning   and   chair  of  the  search  committee,  said.  Their  resumes  and  cover  letters   are  posted  on  Blackboard  under  â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  Announcementsâ&#x20AC;?  on  the  right   side  of  the  opening  page. Andrews,  who  is  also  the  moderator  of  the  open  forum,  said  she   hoped  students  took  the  opportunity  to  attend  the  forums  and  vote.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  students  come  to  the  forum,  their  voice  is  heard,â&#x20AC;?  Andrews   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  dean  of  the  Sojourner  Truth  Library  is  an  important  player   in  the  intellectual  lives  of  students  and  it  is  right  that  students  have   an  opportunity  to  meet  the  candidates  for  the  position.â&#x20AC;? Colvson  said  he  brings  22  years  of  experience  and  his  goal  is   to  better  the  communication  between  students  and  the  library  staff.   He  said  although  STL  currently  has  a  large  online  presence,  he  hopes   to  engage  students  and  the  community  by  making  improvements  to   social  media  networks,  blogging  and  the  website.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  SUNY  New  Paltz  community  have  already  begun  a  major   review  of  ways  to  enhance  the  library  space,  through  the  renovations   and  the  planned  learning  commons,â&#x20AC;?  Colvson  said.    â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  excited  to   build  on  that  foundation,  especially  by  continuing  the  conversations   among  students,  faculty,  staff  and  administration  that  have  informed   the  process  so  far.â&#x20AC;?

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Another   concern,   Colvson   said,   is   the   gap   between   the   STL   budget  and  the  cost  of  online  journals  and  databases.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Online  journal  costs  are  growing  by  5  to  8  percent  annually,   while  most  library  budgets  have  grown  by  less  than  2  percent,â&#x20AC;?  he   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  like  to  be  an  advocate,  along  with  librarians  nationally  for   alternatives,  such  as  so-­called  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Open  Accessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  publishing,  which  is   GRQHRQDFRVWUHFRYHU\UDWKHUWKDQDIRUSURÂżWEDVLV´ Petruzzelli  said  she  worked  in  STL  for  12  years  prior  to  the  six   from  Mount  Saint  Mary  College. She  said  her  goal  is  to  create  better  learning  spaces  for  students   and  to  teach  them  how  to  be  â&#x20AC;&#x153;skilled  information  users.â&#x20AC;?    â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  vision  for  a  college  library  is  one  that  offers  outstanding   learning  spaces  for  students,  [student  teachers]  to  be  skilled  informa-­ tion  users,  and  advances  teaching,  learning,  and  scholarship  across   the  disciplines,â&#x20AC;?  Petruzzelli  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  library  is  a  place  where  peo-­ ple  come  together  from  all  different  majors,  backgrounds  and  inter-­ ests  to  learn  something  new  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  a  true  intellectual,  cultural  and  social   gathering  place  on  campus.â&#x20AC;? $SSOLFDWLRQV ZLOO EH DFFHSWHG XQWLO WKH SRVLWLRQ LV ÂżOOHG   although  priority  is  given  to  applications  that  were  received  on  or   before  March  15.     Sawchuk  declined  to  comment.    


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FDPSXV´1HZPDQVDLGÂł)URPFRPSRVWDW+DVEURXFN their  land  and  having  more  trees.   Newman   said   the   participation   in   RecycleMania,   and  the  Earth  day  events  and  carnivals,  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  doing  so   an  inter-­Residence  Hall  contest  that  tallies  the  amount   much.  But,  we  can  do  more.â&#x20AC;? SUNY  New  Paltz  was  named  one  of  The  Princeton   2QH RI WKH LQLWLDWLYHV 1HZPDQ VDLG WKH FOXE LV RIUHF\FODEOHVFROOHFWHGRQFDPSXVGRXEOHGIURP Reviewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guide  to  311  Green  Collegesâ&#x20AC;?  for  2012.     to  2012.  Students  collected  45,269  pounds  of  recycled   According  to  newpaltz.edu,  the  guide  was  produced   goods  opposed  to  the  28,000  pounds  earned  previously.   in  partnership  with  the  U.S.  Green  Building  Council  to   However,  Newman  said  she  thinks  the  competitive   SURÂżOHFROOHJHVFRPPLWWHGWRVXVWDLQDELOLW\ nature  of  the  event  was  more  of  an  incentive  for  most   In   this   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   guide,   the   college   was   recognized   students  to  participate. for   its   academic   programs,   environmentally-­friendly   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   love   to   say   that   it   was   love   of   the   environ-­ EXLOGLQJVDQGLQFUHDVHGUHF\FOLQJHIIRUWV PHQW WKDW JRW WKHP VR H[FLWHG´ 1HZPDQ VDLG Âł%XW $FFRUGLQJWRWKH1HZ3DOW]ZHEVLWHWKHPRVWUH the  competition  certainly  helped.â&#x20AC;? FHQW FRQVWUXFWLRQ SURMHFWV KDYH EHHQ GHVLJQHG ZLWK Second-­year   theater   major   Julia   Fell   said   she   greener  living  in  mind:  the  Atrium  was  designed  with   admires   the   schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   attempts   at   greener   thinking,   UHF\FOHGJODVVDQGFRQFUHWHĂ&#x20AC;RRULQJDQGWKH2OG0DLQ especially  the  way  it  reaches  the  classroom.   EXLOGLQJ ZDV UHGHVLJQHG WR KDYH PD[LPXP ZDWHU DLU Âł,WKLQNWKDWWKLVFDPSXVGRHVWU\WREHJUHHQDQG DQGOLJKWHIÂżFLHQF\ does,   in   some   cases,   succeed,â&#x20AC;?   Fell   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;There   are   JENNIFER NEWMAN Jennifer   Newman,   a   Environmental   Task   Force   many  ways  to  recycle  and  the  installation  of  the  print   UHSUHVHQWDWLYHIRUWKH1HZ3DOW]5HF\FOLQJ&OXEVDLG quota,  although  annoying  if  you  have  a  lot  to  print,  ul-­ WKH UHFRJQLWLRQ LV LQFUHGLEOH DQG D VXUH VLJQ WKDW VWX WLPDWHO\VDYHVSDSHU7KHXVHRI%ODFNERDUGE\PDQ\ GHQWVDUHDOVRZRUNLQJWRFUHDWHDVXVWDLQDEOHFRPPX working   on   is   making   our   campus   into   a   â&#x20AC;&#x153;tree   cam-­ SURIHVVRUV WR SRVW DQG KDYH VWXGHQWV VXEPLW DVVLJQ nity  on  campus.   pus.â&#x20AC;?  She  said  this  is  a  regional  acknowledgement  that   ments   is   something   that   I   think   is   a   really   great   step   Âł1HZ3DOW]LVFOHDUO\VWULYLQJWREHFRPHDJUHHQHU the   college   works   toward   restoring   the   greenery   on   forward.â&#x20AC;?  

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The Academic Elite FOUR SENIORS RECEIVE CHANCELLORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AWARD FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE

Ayanna  Thomas,  Kristofer  Pistillo,  Jeremy  Borrelli  and  Alexandra  Danz  were  among  257  students  from  64  state  university  campuses  recognized  for  Student  Excellence.

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On  April   4,   four   SUNY   New   Paltz   se-­ niors  were  awarded  the  2012  SUNY  Chan-­ cellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Award   for   Student   Excellence   and   were  recognized  by  Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Who  Among  Stu-­ dents  in  American  Colleges  and  Universities   at  a  ceremony  in  Albany.   Jeremy   Borrelli,   Alexandra   Danz,   Ayanna  Thomas  and  Kristofer  Pistillo  were   among  257  students  from  64  state  university   campuses  honored.   According   to   the   SUNY   New   Paltz   website,  the  Chancellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Award  for  Student   Excellence  was  created  in  1997  and  recog-­ nizes  students   who   have  best  demonstrated   academic   excellence   while   achieving   ac-­ complishments   in   leadership,   community   service,   athletics,   creative   and   performing   arts  or  career  achievements.   A   selection   committee,   appointed   by   SUNY   New   Paltz   President   Donald   Chris-­ tian,   nominated   the   qualifying   students.   These  nominees  were  then  sent  to  the  Chan-­ FHOORUÂśVRIÂżFHIRUDGGLWLRQDOUHYLHZLQJSULRU WRVHQGLQJWKHÂżQDOUHFRPPHQGDWLRQVWRWKH Chancellor.   Pistillo,   a   fourth-­year   psychology   and   organizational   communications   major,   said   his  involvement  on  campus  helped  him  over-­ come  many  of  the  obstacles  in  his  life.  How-­ ever,  Pistillo  said  getting  involved  served  as  

an  outlet  for  his  stresses. Pistillo  said  he  has  worked  two  intern-­ ships   and   served   as   a   Resident   Assistant   in   Dubois   Hall   in   the   last   three   years.   He   founded   the   Dub-­Step   into   Leadership   or-­ ganization,  which  he  said  helps  students  in-­ dividually  to  realize  the  potential  they  have   to  succeed  on  their  own  by  just  being  them-­ selves.   Pistillo   said   he   believes   the   people   he   has  met  during  his  time  at  New  Paltz,  helped   to  shape  who  he  has  become  and  to  achieve   the   Chancellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   award   he   was   given   last   month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honestly,   I   think   there   are   so   many   amazing   people   on   our   campus   that   do   so   much   and   if   it   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   for   them,   I   wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   have   people   to   live   up   to,â&#x20AC;?   he   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   am   driven   to   help   those   around   me   and   I   want   to   make   every   experience   one   I   wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   forget   as   well   as   make   an   experience   others  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  forget.â&#x20AC;? Danz,   a   fourth-­year   earth   science   and   adolescent   education   major,   was   excited   when  she  found  out  that  she  had  been  nomi-­ nated   for   the   2012   Chancellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Award   but   she   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   realize   what   an   honor   it   was   at   ÂżUVW 6LQFH KHU ÂżUVW \HDU 'DQ] KDV SOD\HG lacrosse,  joined  the  Emerging  Leaders  pro-­ gram   and   became   a   mentor   in   her   second   year.    

'DQ]LVDIRXQGHUDQGDIÂżOLDWHRI6LJPD Gamma   Epsilon   (the   National   Honor   Soci-­ ety   for   the   Earth   Sciences)   something   she   said   she   is   most   proud   of.   She   currently   works  in  the  Student  Union  as  a  student  ac-­ tivities  manager.   Danz   said   she   appreciated   the   geology   program  and  said  she  has  had  unforgettable   experiences  from  the  department.   Âł,ZLOOWDNHZLWKPHWKHFRQÂżGHQFHDQG ambition   to   learn   every   day   of   my   life,â&#x20AC;?   Danz  said.       Danz   said   she   hopes   to   work   as   a   full   time  earth  science  teacher  at  a  high  school  or   middle  school  come  September.   Thomas,   a   fourth-­year   political   sci-­ ence   major   and   Black   Studies   minor,   said   she   has   only   attended   New   Paltz   for   three   years   because   she   is   graduating   a   year   early.   Thomas  has  been  the  Student  Associa-­ tion   vice   president   of   academic   affairs   and   governance   since   2011   and   said   she   has   helped  in  the  efforts  to  extend  library  hours   and  creating  the  Student  Concerns  commit-­ tee  on  senate.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  was  very  grateful  to  receive  the  award   because  it  was  a  great  feeling  to  know  that   my   hard   work   this   year   paid   off,â&#x20AC;?   Thomas     said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   have   represented   the   student   body   well.â&#x20AC;? Thomas   said   she   will   be   attending   St.  

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Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Law  School  in  Queens  next  fall.   Borelli,  a  fourth-­year  anthropology  ma-­ jor,  said  he  was  honored  to  be  nominated  for   the  Chancellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  award.   Borelli  has  been  a  swimmer  throughout   his  undergraduate  career  and  served  as  cap-­ tain   of   the   Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Swim   team   this   year.   He   was  also  a  member  of  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Student   Athlete  Advisory  Committee  as  well  as  the   rising  stars  leadership  academy.   Academically,   he   said   he   has   been   in-­ volved  in  work  within  his  major.  Last  sum-­ mer,   he   worked   as   the   crew   chief   for   New   Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Archaeological  Field  School  and  has   been  the  vice  president  of  the  Anthropology   Club  for  the  past  two  years.   %RUHOOLVDLGWKDWLWZDVGLIÂżFXOWIRUKLP to  balance  school  work  with  everything  else   he  was  involved  with  at  times,  but  extracur-­ riculars  helped  him  relax.   Borelli   said   he   is   proud   of   the   impact   he   had   on   the   Anthropology   Department,   working  closely  with  faculty  to  spread  infor-­ mation   about   the   major   and   create   interest   among  students.  He  said  his  success  is  due  to   the  support  of  those  around  him,  especially   his  teammates.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting   involved   on   campus   and   fol-­ lowing  your  passion  is  key  and  looking  back   on  my  career,  I  can  say  that  I  have  no  regrets   and  followed  what  made  me  happy  and  this   DZDUGLVDUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWLRQRIWKDW´%RUHOOLVDLG


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Reclaiming The Night TBTN TAKES A STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT By  Maria  Jayne Copy  Editor  |  Maria.jayne17@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Chalk  arrows  and  positive  messages  scrawled  across  the   sidewalk  informed  students  and  attendees  where  to  go  and  that     â&#x20AC;&#x153;this  is  a  safe  place.â&#x20AC;?  Under  a  large  white  tent  in  the  middle   of  Parker  Quad,  SUNY  New  Paltz  students  gathered  for  the     annual  Take  Back  the  Night  (TBTN)  event.   This  year  TBTN  took  place  on  Sunday,  May  6,  from  2  to   7  p.m.  and  all  money  raised  was  donated  to  Battered  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Services   in   Poughkeepsie   N.Y.,   TBTN   club   President   Karly   Fesolowich  said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take   Back   the   Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   purpose   is   to   open   up   the   con-­ versation  about  our  violent  culture  and  to  change  viewpoints   from  a  victim-­blaming  standpoint  to  one  in  which  we  are  more   supportive   of   survivors,â&#x20AC;?   Fesolowich   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   know   way   too   many  unbelievably  strong  survivors  of  violence  and  the  nega-­ WLYHH[SHULHQFHVWKH\ÂśYHFRQIHVVHGWRPHÂŤ,ÂżJKWIRUWKHP´ The   event   featured   several   performances   by   slam   poets   and  musicians,  speeches,  T-­shirt  tie-­dyeing  and  organizations   tabling.     Fesolowich  said  the  women  contributing  to  the  event  all   have  strong  ties  to  the  cause  and  are  advocates  for  womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   rights,   including   the   two   alumna   who   performed,   Sophia  

Wortzel  and  Megan  Falley.   The  T-­shirts  are  designed  not  only  to  draw  in  participants,   but   to   also   start   conversations   every   time   a   shirt   is   worn,   TBTN  President-­elect  Petra  Vega  said.   This  year,  Vega  said  the  theme  of  the  shirt  was  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;unveil   the  elephant  in  the  room.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  problem  is  that  we  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  talk  about  [abuse]  enough   or  at  all,  openly  with  one  another,â&#x20AC;?  Vega  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;These  issues   are  things  that  we  usually  know  happen  but  we  act  like  they   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  there  by  associating  the  issues  with  shame,  or  the  idea   that  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  taboo  and  shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  spoken  about.â&#x20AC;? Shayna  Bentley,  who  was  tabling  for  her  Planned  Parent-­ hood  Human  Service  internship,  handed  out  condoms,  ribbons   and   informational   pamphlets.   She   said   the   event   is   thought-­   provoking  and  needs  to  be  seen  on  campus.     â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  our  society,  women  are  extensively  taught  on  how  to   not   get   raped   and   be   abused,   while   men   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   really   taught   how  to  respect  us  and  how  to  not  be  abusive/rapists,â&#x20AC;?  Bentley,   the   Student  Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   council   chair,   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;If   a   group   on   campus  that  is  comprised  of  mostly  men  created  a  program  in   conjunction  with  Take  Back  the  Night  titled  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Give  Back  the   Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  that  was  geared  toward  men,  I  think  it  would  be  really   effective.â&#x20AC;?

Each  year,  the  group  starts  planning  the  event  at  the  be-­ ginning  of  the  spring  semester.  TBTN  happens  toward  the  end   of  the  school  year  during  Rape  and  Sexual  Assault  Awareness   Week,Vega  said.   Fesolowich  said  she  originally  attended  TBTN  as  a  part   of  her  Rape  Aggression  Defense  (RAD)  course.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  went  to  the  event  and  ended  up  being  used  as  a  dem-­ onstrator   for   RAD,â&#x20AC;?   Fesolowich   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ever   since,   I   was   hooked.â&#x20AC;?   Fesolowich  said  that  the  next  year  she  made  sure  to  be-­ come   part   of   the   planning   committee   and   soon   rose   to   the     position  of  president.   Vega  said  that  as  president  she  will  be  in  charge  of  reach-­ ing  out  to  the  public  and  raising  awareness  for  these  issues  and   she  is  looking  forward  to  working  with  new  people.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  have  so  many  ideas  about  reaching  out  to  other  orgs  on   campus  in  an  effort  to  raise  awareness  and  direct  act  against   the  multiple  oppressions  that  foster  an  environment  that  make   incidents  like  rape  and  sexual  assault  happen  such  as  racism,   sexism,  stereotypes,  gender  scripts,  homophobia,  transphobia,   the  media,â&#x20AC;?  Vega  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;These  are  issues  that  are  better  tack-­ led  with  a  group  of  dedicated  individuals  who  seek  to  make   change.â&#x20AC;?

Cultures Collide In New Paltz TURKISH-THEMED NIGHT SHARES MUSIC, FOOD AND CUSTOMS FROM THE EAST

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Traditional  Turkish  folk  music  played  throughout   the  Student  Union  (SU)  on  Thursday,  May  3.  Partici-­ pants   gathered   in   the   SU   Multipurpose   Room   to   dis-­ cuss  their  country  and  its  culture  during  Turkish  Night,   hosted  by  New  York  Assemblyman  Kevin  Cahill  and   the  Turkish  Cultural  Center  in  Albany.   Turkish   exchange   students   joined   with   Ameri-­ can   New   Paltz   students   and   greeted   each   other   with   â&#x20AC;&#x153;salam,â&#x20AC;?   or   â&#x20AC;&#x153;helloâ&#x20AC;?   in   Turkish.   The   event   featured   speeches   by   Cahill,   President   Donald   Christian   and   $VVLVWDQW3URIHVVRURI3ROLWLFDO6FLHQFHĂšøOJ g]OHU The  speeches  were  followed  by  traditional  Turkish   dance  and  food,  provided  by  New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  own  Anatolia   Turkish  restaurant. Eight  years  ago  a  dual  diploma  program  was  cre-­ DWHGDVDFROODERUDWLRQEHWZHHQ681<DQG<g.WKH Turkish   Higher   Education   Council.   The   programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   purpose   is   to   promote   increased   cultural   awareness   between   the   United   States   and  Turkey,   while   provid-­

ing   additional   educational   opportunities   for   Turkish   students.   New   Paltz   currently   offers   its   150   Turkish   ex-­ FKDQJH VWXGHQWV ÂżYH GLIIHUHQW SURJUDPV ZLWK WKUHH varying   majors   including   business,   economics   and   teaching  English.   At   the   end   of   the   program,   students   earn   degrees   from   New   Paltz   and   their   partner   Turkish   university,   including   Middle   East   Technical   University,   Istan-­ bul   Technical   University   and   Izmir   University   of     Economics.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;These   are   among   the   most   competitive   schools   in  Turkey  so  we  get  excellent  students  who  participate   in   this   program,â&#x20AC;?   Director   of   the   New   Paltz   SUNY   <g. SURJUDP 'U .DWK\ %DXPDQ *HKHUHU VDLG Âł$W this   time,   we   have   very   few  American   students   who   choose  to  study  in  Turkey  but  the  Turkish  universities   and  government  would  love  to  host  American  students   on   their   campuses   as   well   to   create   a   more   balanced   exchange.â&#x20AC;? Turkish   Night   invited   campus-­dwellers   and   New  

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Paltz  community  members  to  learn  about  Turkish  stu-­ dents   and   their   culture,   while   combatting   stereotypes   associated   with   Turkey   and   its   political   ties,   Cahill   said.  Cahill  presented  a  video  promoting  Turkish  culture   and  history,  focusing  on  the  intercultural  and  interfaith   freedom  within  Turkey.  In  addition,  large  presentation   boards  illustrating  the  history  of  religious  intolerance   in  the  Ottoman  Empire  were  displayed.   Assistant  of  the  Center  for  International  Programs   Purnima  Schachter  said  this  event  shows  how  open  the   school   is   to   different   cultures,   regardless   of   differing   political  opinions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   celebration   is   cool   because   we   mostly   as-­ sociate   with   fellow   Turkish   kids   here,   since   we   are   placed   in   the   dorms   together,â&#x20AC;?   Cem   Menase,  Turkish   exchange  student  and  third-­year  student  at  New  Paltz,   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;New  Paltz  is  very  different  than  my  home  city  of   Istanbul,  but  the  people  are  very  welcoming  here  and   I   love   seeing  American   students   eating   our   food   and   listening  to  the  music  of  our  culture.â&#x20AC;?


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Keep up with the latest faculty writing projects! Author:   Dr.   Kathleen   (Katy   Sue)   Tillman,   Assistant  Professor  of  Psychology   Title:   Group   Counseling   with   Elementary   School  Students:  A  Practical  Guide  for  School   Counselors.   Subject:   How   to   run   counseling   groups   for   kids   who   have   experienced   the   death   of   a   parent   or   kids   whose   families   are   going   through  transitions  like  parents  that  are  getting   a  divorce  or  separation. How  long  have  you  been  working  on  this?       Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   been   working   on   the   book   for   four   months.  I  wrote  an  article  for  a  magazine  and   it   was   about   grief   counseling   for   kids   and   how  to  run  a  group  and  help  kids  out  that  are   experiencing  the  death  of  a  parent  or  sibling.           I   got   a   lot   of   emails   after   that   from   people   saying  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  want  to  run  a  group  on  divorce,  how   do   I   do   it?â&#x20AC;?   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   want   to   run   a   group   on   social  skills  and  how  do  I  do  it?â&#x20AC;?  I  wrote  the   publisher  of  the  magazine  and  she  asked  if  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   be  willing  to  write  a  book.  And  I  said,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sure,   that  sounds  like  a  good  idea.â&#x20AC;? When  will  it  be  published?          The  American  School  Counselor  Associations   will  publish  it  this  June. How  is  it  unique?      It  includes  curriculum  and  goes  over  what  to   GRHDFKVHVVLRQ'RWKLVWKHÂżUVWWLPH\RXPHHW with  the  students,  this  the  second  time,  this  the   third  time  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  the  books  that  are  out  there  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   do  that.       Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   also   unique   because   it   is   designed   for   school   counselors   completely.   Also,   it   incorporates   lots   of   aspects   of   play   and   art,   including   different   art   techniques:   puppet   shows  with  the  kids  to  illustrate  a  concept  or   reading  a  book  to  them  and  types  of  games.  

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Deep In The Bowels Of Bouton EXCREMENT FOUND IN RESIDENCE HALL CORRIDORS By  Robin  Weinstein Photo  Editor  |  Robin.weinstien95@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Second-­year  business  major  Richard  Mundy  left  his  room  in   Bouton  Hall  to  get  dinner  on  April  23  when  he  found  something   he  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  expect:  someone  had  defecated  at  the  end  of  his  hallway.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  saw  it.  I  smelled  it  and  I  just  knew  it  was  shit,â&#x20AC;?  Mundy  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  was  smudged  on  the  radiator  and  there  was  a  solid  piece  on  the   Ă&#x20AC;RRU´ 5HVLGHQWV LQ %RXWRQ +DOO VDLG ÂżQGLQJ SLOHV RI KXPDQ ZDVWH LQWKHVKRZHULVQRWXQFRPPRQEXWWKLVLVWKHÂżUVWWLPHWKH\KDYH seen  feces  make  its  way  into  the  hallway. Director  of  Residence  Life  Corinna  Caracci  said  she  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   think  studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  desire  to  defecate  throughout  the  residence  hall  is   JHWWLQJZRUVHRQO\WKDWVWXGHQWVDUHÂżQGLQJGLIIHUHQWSODFHV â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  braverâ&#x20AC;Śthe  sloppier  they  get,  the  more  likely  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   going  to  get  caught.  Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  taking  risks,â&#x20AC;?  Caracci  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  all   disgusting.â&#x20AC;? Students   in   this   particular   campus   residence   hall   said   this   problem  has  been  recurring  for  years.   Kevin  Carlin,  a  second-­year  communication  and  media  major,   said  that  in  the  past  two  years  the  shower  in  his  bathroom  has  been   DYLFWLPRIWKHVOLP\SUDFWLFHÂżYHRUVL[WLPHV However,  Carlin  said  he  has  only  happened  upon  excrements   when  going  to  take  a  shower.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  went  into  the  stall  and  saw  it,��&#x20AC;?  he  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  turned  around  and   went  into  a  different  one,  and  I  told  my  [Residence  Assitant]  after.â&#x20AC;?   Mundy  said  aside  from  his  encounter  in  the  hallway,  he  has   also  seen  feces  in  the  shower. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[It]  was  in  an  unreachable  spot,â&#x20AC;?  Mundy  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  just  pic-­ turing  someone  doing  that  in  an  unreachable  spot.  They  must  have   done  it  and  kicked  it  somewhere.â&#x20AC;? More  than  just  creating  a  bad  smell,  students  said  the  act  had   other  repercussions.   Carlin   said   the   affected   restroom   is   locked   for   a   week   after   HYHU\LQFLGHQWIRUFLQJUHVLGHQWVWRXVHEDWKURRPVRQRWKHUĂ&#x20AC;RRUV Âł,WÂśVOLNHWKHÂľZDONRIVKDPHÂśLQDWRZHOIURPWKHWKLUGĂ&#x20AC;RRU bathroom,â&#x20AC;?  Carlin  said.   0XQG\VDLGWKHLQFRQYHQLHQFHRIWUDYHOLQJWRYDULRXVĂ&#x20AC;RRUVWR XVHWKHUHVWURRPLVDSXQLVKPHQWWKDWGRHVQRWÂżWWKHFULPH However,   Bouton   Hall   Complex   Director   Chanel   Ward   said   the   restroom   was   closed   as   a   safety   protocol   and   not   as   a   punishment.   She  and  other  complex  directors  are  trained  to  call  the  main-­ tenance   facilities,   so   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   a   health   concern   for   the   rest   of   the   population,  Ward  said.  Caracci  said  feces,  blood  and  vomit  are  haz-­ ardous  to  those  who  come  into  contact  with  it  and  therefore  must  be   cleaned  by  authorities.   Caracci  said  she  does  not  want  to  punish  those  who  use  the   bathrooms  respectfully. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  want  to  close  the  bathrooms  for  a  long  time,â&#x20AC;?  Car-­ acci  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  just  punches  people  in  the  face  who  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  do  it.â&#x20AC;? Ward  said  that  when  incidents  like  this  happen,  a  hall  meet-­ ing  is  held  with  herself,  the  RA  in  control  of  the  restroom  and  the   residents  of  the  particular  section. The   meetings   are   directed   toward   residents   who   use   the   of-­

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fending  restroom  because  people  who  regularly  use  that  restroom   will  know  something  about  the  situation,  Caracci  said. The  meeting  is  an  â&#x20AC;&#x153;open  forumâ&#x20AC;?  in  which  students  can  discuss   the   current   issue   as   well   as   other   cases,   allowing   residents   to   be   critical   of   their   surroundings   and   encourage   them   to   speak   up   if   they  see  something,  Ward  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;You  can  correct  the  actions  of  others,â&#x20AC;?  Ward  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Say  some-­ thing  [to  them]  yourself  or  just  tell  me.â&#x20AC;? Caracci  said  the  only  way  to  prevent  defecation  in  the  showers   is  for  residents  to  be  responsible  for  their  living  space  and  for  oth-­ ers  actions.  She  said  administrators  have  to  believe  what  students   tell  them  due  to  the  lack  of  evidence.  However,  she  said  confront-­ ing   the   suspect   usually   solves   the   problem   because   the   suspect   knows  that  he  or  she  is  being  watched. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not  putting  in  cameras.  Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not  putting  in  security  at   the  bathroom.  Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not  living  in  an  authoritarian  society,â&#x20AC;?  Caracci   said. According  to  the  Housing  Handbook,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;behavior  that  poses  a   danger   to   themselves   or   othersâ&#x20AC;?   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;behavior   that   is   disruptive   and/or  destructive  to  the  Residence  Hall  environmentâ&#x20AC;?  are  grounds   for  revoking  the  studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Residence  Hall  License.   The  contract  has  nothing  to  do  with  due  process,  Caracci  said.   If  the  contract  is  broken,  it  is  revoked. Caracci  said  that  usually  the  suspected  students  have  offenses   on  their  records  already  and  alcohol  use  often  goes  along  with  the   defecation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  joke,â&#x20AC;?  Caracci  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;But  sometimes  some-­ one  has  serious  issuesâ&#x20AC;Śthey  need  help,  and  they  will  get  the  help   that  they  need.â&#x20AC;? PHOTO  BY  ROBIN  WEINSTEIN  

Students in Bouton Hall were locked out of their bathroom after fecal matter was found in the hallway.


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Grand Finale: Editors Weigh In

CLUB HOSTS CRITICAL â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;STAR WARSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; LECTURE

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Each week, one of the members of our Copy Desk will share their culinary chops with you. Bon appetit! News  Editor  John  Brandi:  Clearly,  it  was  Suzy   because  Bev-­isms  are  hilarious  and  a  delight.  You   should   hear   her   do   her   impression   â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   even   better.   Honestly   though,   who   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   like   charcoal   popcorn?  Burn  everything:  rules  to  live  by.  Stay   Gold.  

Dumbledoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Army  of  New  Paltz  hosted  a  lecture  on  the  failures  of  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star  Warsâ&#x20AC;?  prequels. Editor-­in-­Chief  |  Andrew.wyrich63@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

A  long  time  ago,  in  a  galaxy  not  so  far  away,  the  force   was  not  strong  with  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star  Warsâ&#x20AC;?  prequels,  said  the  self-­ proclaimed  â&#x20AC;&#x153;professor  of  badasseryâ&#x20AC;?  and  second-­year  edu-­ cation  major  Blake  McGready.   Armed   with   puns,   character   impersonations   and   a   plethora   of   knowledge   regarding   George   Lucasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   classic   space  operas,  McGready  stood  in  front  of  over  30  students   in   Lecture   Center   107   and   presented   his   lecture   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Midi-­ Chlorians   and   Other   Failures   of   the   Star  Wars   Prequels,â&#x20AC;?   on  Thursday,  May  3  as  part  of  an  event  hosted  by  SUNY   New  Paltzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  chapter  of  Dumbledoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Army.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I   have   a   lot   to   say   about   these   movies,â&#x20AC;?   McGready   said  as  he  started  his  presentation.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  will  try  my  very  best   not  to  point  out  just  the  plot  holes,  I  am  not  a  screenwriter   or  a  Hollywood  executive  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  just  a  manâ&#x20AC;ŚBut  boy  do  I  have   a  lot  to  say.â&#x20AC;?   0F*UHDG\VDLGIRFXVLQJRQSORWKROHVZLWKLQWKHÂżOP would  have  been  an  entire  separate  lecture,  so  instead  he   KRSHGWRVKRZFDVHZK\ÂżOPVOLNHÂł7KH3KDQWRP0HQDFH´ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Attack   of   the   Clonesâ&#x20AC;?   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Revenge   of   the   Sithâ&#x20AC;?   were   disappointments  when  compared  to  their  revered  counter-­ parts.   In  fact,  McGready  said  in  the  beginning  of  his  lecture   that  he  would  not  approach  the  subject  of  Jar  Jar  Binks  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   one   of   the   most   common   complaints   fans   have   with   the   ÂżOPV â&#x20AC;&#x153;What  more  could  I  possibly  say  about  this  character   that  hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  already  been  said  before?â&#x20AC;?  McGready  said.   $FWLQJDVD<RGDÂżJXUHVHWRXWWRWHDFKKLV\RXQJOLQJV McGreadyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  lecture  went  through  each  of  the  prequels  one-­ by-­one,   meticulously   picking   apart   each   scene.  The   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ba-­ GDVV 0&´ DQDO\]HG H[SRVLWLRQ GLDORJXH DQG RWKHU ÂżOP aspects  to  prove  how  the  prequels  did  not  stack  up  to  the   RWKHUÂżOPVLQWKHVHULHV

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Force Fails

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Episode  I  starts  out  with  a  trade  federation  blockading   Naboo,â&#x20AC;?   McGready   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Naboo   is   part   of   the   republic,   the   Jedi   are   part   of   the   republicâ&#x20AC;Ś[and]   the   trade   federa-­ tion  is  part  of  the  republic.  So  why  does  the  republic,  send   the   republic   to   protect   the   republic   from   the   republic?   It   doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  make  any  sense.â&#x20AC;?   Later  in  the  lecture,  McGready  had  volunteers  act  out   certain  scenes  from  both  the  original  trilogy  and  their  lat-­ er   additions   to   showcase   how   the   quality   of   writing   had   decreased   in   the   new   incarnations   of   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star  Warsâ&#x20AC;?   se-­ ries  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  at  one  point  even  likened  Anakin  and  Padmeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   romance  to  Napoleon  Dynamite.   $QRWKHUPDMRULVVXH0F*UHDG\KDGZLWKWKHÂżOPVZDV /XFDVÂśGHFLVLRQWRPDNHWKHIRUFHDVFLHQWLÂżFSKHQRPHQD rather  than  a  spiritual  ideal  that  anyone  could  accomplish.   By  doing  this,  McGready  said  Han  Soloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  famous  accep-­ tance   of   the   force   in   â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   New   Hopeâ&#x20AC;?   became   essentially   meaningless.   Finally,   McGready   became   feverish   when   discussing   /XFDVÂśFKRLFHWRPDNH$QDNLQD&KULVWOLNHÂżJXUHERUQRI supposed  immaculate  conception.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anakin  is  not  space  Jesus,â&#x20AC;?  McGready  said.   Elizabeth   Pinto,   a   third-­year   creative   writing   major   and   organizer   of   the   event,   said   McGreadyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   lecture   was   eye-­opening  and  a  fun  cap  off  to  the  clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  semester.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  wanted  to  have  something  fun  so  we  could  have  a   ODXJKEHIRUHÂżQDOV´3LQWRVDLGÂł,IHHODELWPRUHVWURQJO\ about  the  movies  now,  I  saw  them  when  I  was  really  young   DQG QRZ , GHÂżQLWHO\ KDYH D GLIIHUHQW RSLQLRQ WKDQ , GLG before.â&#x20AC;?   McGready  volunteered  to  do  the  lecture,  not  only  for   entertainment,  but  to  talk  about  the  movies  that  have  been   close  to  him  all  his  life.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Star   Warsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   has   always   been   a   big   part   of   my   life,â&#x20AC;?   0F*UHDG\ VDLG Âł7KH ÂżUVW PRYLH , UHQWHG ZDV Âľ$ 1HZ Hopeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  from  the  local  library.â&#x20AC;?  

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Sports   Editor   Cat   Tacopina:   First,   props   to   both   of   my   copy   editors,   Ben   and   Kelsey.   Ben   tapped  into  my  slightly  appalling  love  for  bacon,   while  Kelsey  tickled  and  teased  my  sweet  tooth.   However,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   an   Italian   cook   myself,   so   Carolyn,   Caterina   and   Pete   really   spoke   to   me.   For  this  one,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  going  to  take  the  side  of  my  girl   Carolyn.  Pizzelles  are  simple,  great  to  share  with   friends  and,  while  they  may  not  be  the  healthiest,   they  certainly  are  satisfying. A&E  Editor  Zan  Strumfeld:  Ben  wins,  hands   down.  He  clearly  took  the  Cookoff  seriously  and   although  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  eat  bacon,  I  was  impressed  with   his  capabilities  of  supplying  a  meal  in  six  minutes. Features   Editor   Katherine   Speller:   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   really   such   a   Pollyanna   about   this   sort   of   thing.   Everyone  has  to  be  a  winner  in  my  eyes,  I  guess.   Otherwise,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  feel  bad.   I   thought   there   was   merit   in   just   about   everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   submissions.   This   column   hosted   an   all-­star  menu  of  heart-­warming  family  favorites,   classy   culinary   chops   and   some   genuinely   hilarious   commentary   from   our   talented   and   charming   copy   desk.   Honestly,   I   was   impressed   by  everyone,  making  this  decision  really  freakinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   hard.    But,  a  decision  has  to  be  made  and,  by  some   sick  joke,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  my  call.  Considering  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  the  least   culinary   apt   person   I   know   (I   burnt   cereal   one   time),  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  going  to  have  to  go  with  the  submission   that  made  me  laugh  the  hardest  and  pine  a  bit  for   the   bizarre   workings   and   idiosyncrasies   of   my   own  home-­kitchen:  Suzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Tips  From  Bev! Thanks   for   reading   and   look   out   for   more   dishes  next  semester!


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Hokey Pokey Over The Hudson

LOCAL BRIDGE SEEKS WORLD RECORD FOR LONGEST LINE OF ORGANIZED DANCERS By  Katherine  Speller Features  Editor  |  Katherine.speller79@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Dancers  are  encouraged  to  put  more  than  just  their  left  foot   in  and  out  of  the  Walkway  Over  the  Hudson  to  vie  for  a  Guinness   World  Record  on  Saturday,  June  9.     Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  it  all  about? The  Walkway  will  host  these  waving  limbs  as  the  organi-­ zation   attempts   to   set   the   world   record   for   the   longest   line   of   organized  dancers  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  a  record  previously  held  by  2,354  people   performing  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Toe  Dance,â&#x20AC;?  an  Estonian  folk  dance,  in  2008,   according  to  the  Guinness  World  Record  website. Ellen   E.   Henneberry,   development   manager   at   Walkway   Over  the  Hudson  said  that,  if  the  attempt  is  a  success,  it  will  be   the  second  record  for  the  organization,  as  the  walkway  currently   holds  the  record  for  longest  footbridge. Walkway  Executive  Director  Elizabeth  Waldstein-­Hart  said   WKDWWKHUHFRUGDWWHPSWZLOODOVREHDIXQGUDLVHUIRUWKHQRQSURÂżW organization  as  the  funds  are  crucial  for  sustaining  and  improv-­ ing  the  Walkway  State  Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  feel  the  Guinness  World  Record  attempt  represents  a   perfect  fundraising  event  for  the  Walkway  organization  because   it   combines   a   great   opportunity   for   public   involvement   with   an  activity  that  will  draw  the  worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  attention  to  this  great  re-­

source,â&#x20AC;?  Waldstein-­Hart  said.   Henneberry  said  the  funds  from  this  particular  hokey  pokey   hootenanny  will  go  to  the  building  a  21-­story  elevator  from  the   Poughkeepsie  Train  Station  to  allow  more  pedestrians  entrance   to  the  Walkway. Henneberry  set  the  scene  for  the  dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  events.  Registration   will  be  from  7:30  to  8  a.m.,  where  hopefully  the  necessary  3,000   bodies  will  arrive  and  pay  the  $15  event  fee.     &XPXOXV0HGLD5DGLRWKHRIÂżFLDOVSRQVRURIWKHHYHQWZLOO SOD\WKHÂżYHPLQXWHWUDFNRIWKHVRQJUHFRUGHGE\ORFDOPXVL-­ cians  especially  for  the  record  attempt,  broadcasting  and  record-­ ing  the  event  over  the  airwaves  to  more  than  200,000  listeners.  +HQQHEHUU\ VDLG SUL]HV ZLOO EH DZDUGHG WR WKH ÂżUVW  people  to  arrive  with  a  working  portable  radio  to  broadcast  the   cumulus  station  during  the  dance.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  line  everybody  up  on  the  walkway,  across  the   1.28  miles  of  the  bridge,â&#x20AC;?  Henneberry  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;And  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  dance.â&#x20AC;? Guiness   World   Record   judge   Danny   Girton,   of   Fishkill,   N.Y.,  will  be  on  hand  to  watch  and  ensure  the  attempt  is  done   according   to   protocol,   collecting   a   head   count   while   walkway   ambassadors  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  who  are  not  included  in  the  count  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  help  par-­ WLFLSDQWVWRHQVXUHHYHU\RQHLVGDQFLQJIRUWKHIXOOÂżYHPLQXWHV needed  to  set  the  record.

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Getting Into The Right Mindset GRADUATE STUDENT ADMINISTERS CAMPUS-WIDE SURVEY EXPLORING YOGA DEMOGRAPHICS

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SUNY  New  Paltz  graduate  student  Monique  Dauphin  said   she   has   spent   the   majority  of   her   life  practicing  and   teaching   yoga  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  the  art  of  connecting  mind  and  body  through  physical,   mental  and  spiritual  discipline. A  yoga  instructor  at  Hudson  River  Yoga  in  Poughkeepsie   VLQFH'DXSKLQSDUWLFLSDWHGLQKHUÂżUVWFODVVDWWKHDJHRI RQO\WRÂżQGVKHZDVIDVFLQDWHGZLWKXQGHUVWDQGLQJKHUERG\ in  peaceful  and  beautiful  ways. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   been   teaching   and   practicing   yoga   for   quite   some   time,â&#x20AC;?  Dauphin  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  started  to  notice  that  almost  all  of  my   students   were   white   and   female,   so   I   started   wondering   why   other  groups,  like  African-­Americans,  might  not  be  as  likely  to   practice  yoga.â&#x20AC;? Dauphin  said  she  partakes  in  the  Mental  Health  Counsel-­ ing  Program,  conducted  a  campus-­wide  study  on  the  common   perceptions  of  yoga.  With  a  survey  containing  questions  regard-­ ing  ethnicity  and  socio-­economic  status  in  relation  to  those  who   practice  yoga,  Dauphin  said  she  attempted  to  better  understand   the  purpose  of  yoga  through  most  peoplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  eyes. Before  administering  the  survey,  Dauphin  said  she  predict-­ ed  that  ethnicity  and  socio-­economic  status  would  indeed  have   an  effect  on  whether  certain  groups  practice  yoga.

She  said  the  survey  received  a  good  response.  While  only   an  inkling,  Dauphin  took  note  of  the  fact  that  many  of  the  par-­ ticipants  were  white  women,  and  only  14  percent  were  people   of  color. She   said   the   survey   pinpointed   certain   notions   Dauphin   predicted  to  be  true  in  regards  to  peoplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  perceptions  of  yoga.   She   said   she   addressed   the   ideas   that   yoga   is   only   for   white   people,  particularly  women,  that  underprivileged  people  have   less  time  to  practice  yoga  and  that  yoga  is  only  affordable  to  the   richer  half  of  the  population. Dauphin  said  yoga  was  developed  in  India  where  people   could  go  to  an  ashram  and  study  it  in  exchange  for  service.  Dur-­ LQJ WKH LQĂ&#x20AC;X[ RI ,QGLDQ LPPLJUDWLRQLQ WKH PLGWKFHQWXU\ yoga  became  increasingly  popular  in  the  United  States.  Since   then,  yoga  has  become  more  and  more  expensive  in  the  U.S. Second-­year  art  history  major  and  yoga  instructor  Jennie   Hirsch   said   yoga   is   more   than   just   a   physical   workout.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   a   time  when  one  can  learn  what  the  body  is  capable  of  doing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  gym  is  great  but  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  for  your  mind,â&#x20AC;?  Hirsch  said.   Âł,WÂśVIRUÂżQGLQJDSODFHZKHUH\RXÂśUHIRFXVHGRQZKDWH[DFWO\ it  is  your  body  is  doing.â&#x20AC;? With  sights  set  high,  Dauphin  said  she  is  planning  on  using   her  experience  in  counseling  for  Post-­Traumatic  Stress  Disor-­ der  (PTSD),  incorporating  this  into  her  teaching.

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She  said  her  new  class  at  Hudson  River  Yoga  will  be  called   Mindful  Yoga.  Beginning  May  12,  Dauphin  intends  to  teach  ex-­ ploratory  yoga  techniques  for  those  who  have  experienced  mild   to  severe  trauma  as  a  means  of  coping. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  mind  cannot  process  trauma  until  the  body  is  calm,â&#x20AC;?   Dauphin  said. Mindful  Yoga  will  involve  the  same  poses  as  a  traditional   class;Íž  however,  it  will  be  instructed  using  invitational  language   such  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;pleaseâ&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;if  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d  likeâ&#x20AC;?  instead  of  the  active  lan-­ guage  and  demanding  tone  used  in  other  classes,  Dauphin  said. Trauma  victims  â&#x20AC;&#x153;lose  the  right  to  have  a  choice,â&#x20AC;?  Dauphin   said,  and  so  it  is  important  not  to  be  too  demanding  when  teach-­ ing  a  yoga  class. Dauphin  said  the  classâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  popularity  is  directly  related  to  the   results  of  the  survey.  These  preconceived  perceptions  of  yoga   block  the  groups  who  need  it  the  most.  She  said  that  people  with   a  lower  socio-­economic  status  tend  to  experience  a  dispropor-­ tionately   high   amount   of   trauma   and   life   stressors.  These   are   the  people  who  tend  to  shy  away  from  yoga  and  who  also  could   EHQHÂżWIURPLWWKHPRVWVKHVDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  begun  to  learn  how  to  recognize  systematic  biases,â&#x20AC;?   Dauphin   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;And   with   more   study   in   the   future,   I   hope   to   ÂżJXUH RXW D ZD\ WR UHPRYH WKH EDUULHUV  SHRSOH SXW EHWZHHQ themselves  and  yoga.â&#x20AC;?  


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With  summer  just  around  the  corner,  I  wanted  to  start   mine  off  right.  I  wanted  something  fun,  something  witty,   VRPHWKLQJWKDWZRXOGPDNHPHUHOD[LQDZRUOGRIÂżQDOV And  for  that,  I  went  to  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soullessâ&#x20AC;?  by  Gail  Carriger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soullessâ&#x20AC;?  follows  the  tale  of  Miss  Alexia  Tarabotti,  a   spinster  who  lacks  a  soul.  After  being  attacked  by  a  vam-­ pire  in  a  library  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  quite  rude!  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Alexia  sets  off  to  dis-­ cover  just  what  the  hell  is  going  on  in  London. She   runs   into   a   large   and   rather   attractive   werewolf   after  murdering  a  vampire  who  tried  to    attack  her.  Lord   Maccon,  Alpha  wolf  of  the  local  werewolf  pack,  acts  as  an   investigator.  Though  he  wants  Alexia  to  stay  away  from   his   investigation,   Queen  Victoria   has   other   plans   for   the   soulless  Alexia  and  demands  she  be  involved. Alexiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  always  up  for  a  bit  of  adventure.  This  partic-­ ular  one  involves  new  vampires  appearing,  friendly  vam-­ pires  disappearing  and  using  her  parasol  as  a  very  handy   weapon. This  is,  without  a  doubt,  one  of  my  favorite  novels  of   all   time.  There   is   nothing   about   this   story   that   I   dislike.   The  world  Carriger  builds  is  fabulous  and  so  much  fun  to  

read   about.   Who   wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   love   an   alternate   paranormal   steam-­punk  London? But,  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  decide  if  my  favorite  part  is  the  humor  or   the  characters.  To  be  fair,  they  may  be  too  interconnected   to  tell. Even   with   the   villainous   characters,   thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   not   a   single   character   in   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soullessâ&#x20AC;?   that   I   dislike.   Everybody   ² DQG , PHDQ HYHU\ERG\  ² LV Ă&#x20AC;HVKHG RXW ,WÂśV TXLUN\ and  funny  and  I  absolutely  adore  it.  Alexia  herself  may  be   one  of  my  top  three  favorite  female  characters  of  all  time.   Her  tendency  to  beat  things  with  her  parasol,  her  indiffer-­ ence  to  the  frivolous  tendencies  of  her  sisters,  her  love  of     adventure;Íž  I  love  it. And  we  could  talk  about  how  sexy  Lord  Maccon  is  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   WKHRQO\ÂżFWLRQDOZHUHZROI,KDYHHYHUGHHPHGDWWUDFWLYH in  any  way,  I  might  add  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  but  that  would  take  away  some   of  the  reading  pleasure  for  yourself. Now,  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  want  to  make  it  sound  like  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soullessâ&#x20AC;?  is   a  piece  of  paranormal  chick  lit.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not.  Trust  me,  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   enough  battle  scenes  and  mystery  to  keep  even  the  most   hard-­hearted  of  men  interested. Âł6RXOOHVV´LVPRVWGHÂżQLWHO\DJUHDWZD\WRNLFNRII summer  reading,  whether  you  love  paranormal  or  not.

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Jackie   Wolozin,   under   her   pseud-­ onym  Kinky  Demure,  took  the  stage  at   Alpha   Psi   Ecdysia’s   (APE)   burlesque   show   in   white   roller   skates   and   gold   hot  pants.   “You  are  not  at  the  opera,”  Wolozin   said.   “It’s   not   a   sit   down,   hands-­in-­ your-­lap  kind  of  night.”   The   crowd   cheered   and   “Things   That   Go   Boob   In  The   Night,”   held   on   Thursday,  May  3  and  Friday,  May  4  in   Parker  Theatre,  began. Wolozin  said  the  show,  punning  off   the  phrase  “things  that  go  bump  in  the   night,”  embodies  a  theme  —  fear.  She   said  performers  did  not  have  to  choose   things   they   were   personally   afraid   of,   but   were   encouraged   to   “think   outside   the  box.” “There   were   acts   about   fear   of   death,   fear   of   manipulation,   monster   acts,   an   act   about   oil   as   a   non-­renew-­ able  resource  and  a  little  bit  at  the  end   about  graduating  for  the  seniors  in  the   troupe,”  Wolozin  said. APE   performer   Jennifer   Rai-­ mondo’s   act   extended   outside   of   her   own   personal   fear.   Raimondo’s   stage     persona,  Ramona  Lisa,  was  introduced   as  “every  parent’s  worst  nightmare.” “I   was   kind   of   playing   on   that   whole  parent  fear  and  also  the  societal   fear  [of]  women  in  control,”  she  said.   Raimondo’s   act   started   as   an   ‘in-­ nocent’   girl,   dressed   in   a   powder-­pink   robe,  then  transformed  into  a  rebellious   punk  who  shoved  a  paper  clip  through   her  lip  and  strutted  around  with  a  huge,   black  anarchist  symbol  tattooed  on  her    

stomach.   Raimondo   said   she   thought   care-­ fully  about  how  she  would  convey  this   transformation,   including   the   color   scheme  of  her  costumes  (the  shift  from   pink   to   black   and   red)   and   her   song   choice,  “Cherry  Bomb”  by  Joan  Jett. “Originally,   I   wanted   to   go   with   a   song  by  the  Sex  Pistols  or  the  Ramones,   but  I  deliberately  picked  a  female  sing-­ er,”  she  said.  “I  wanted  to  demonstrate   how   society   fears   powerful   women.   I   wanted  to  get  that  message  across  and   GH¿QLWHO\ PDNH LW PRUH RI D IHPDOH foundation,  than  just  punk  in  general.” 5DLPRQGR VDLG WKLV VSHFL¿F $3( event   showcased   diverse   body   types.   She   said   she   hopes   it   shows   there   is   not   one   “right”   size   and   shape   for     burlesque.   “Everybody’s   philosophy   on   bur-­ lesque  is  different,  but  I  kind  of  like  to   think  of  it  as  doing  it  the  way  you  are,”   she   said.   “You   don’t   have   to   worry   about  losing  weight  and  then  perform-­ ing.  I  think  that  naturally  that  sends  the   message  to  be  empowered  by  your  own   body.” Wolozin   said   she   hoped   the   audi-­ ence  had  fun.  She  said  sex  can  be  can-­ didly  talked  and  joked  about  in  public. “I   hope   that   [the   audience]   sees   that  everyone  is  in  charge  of  their  own   sexuality  and  that  being  sexy  has  noth-­ ing  to  do  with  size,  shape,  color  or  gen-­ der,”  she  said.  “I  hope  that  people  walk   away   from   our   shows   feeling   a   little   more  empowered  than  they  did  before,   but  even  if  they  simply  had  a  good  time   without  any  of  the  other  stuff,  I  will  be   happy.”

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Artists Hit The Streets WATER STREET MARKET TO HOST FIRST HUDSON VALLEY CHALK ART FESTIVAL

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On   sunny   summer   days,   children   are   often   outside   creating   chalk   masterpieces   and   explor-­ ing  their  imaginations  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  but  this  summer,  profes-­ sional  artists  from  around  the  country  are  hitting   the  pavement  in  downtown  New  Paltz. :DWHU 6WUHHW 0DUNHW LV KRVWLQJ WKHLU ÂżUVW Hudson  Valley  Chalk  Art  July  20  to  22  from  10   a.m.  to  6  p.m.. The  festival  will  consist  of  12  professional   artists  showing  off  their  talents  by  making  intri-­ cate  illustrations  and  3D  pieces  of  temporary  art,   Theresa  Fall,  events  coordinator  for  Water  Street,   said. She   said   each   professional   will   be   assisted   by   a   local   artist   to   help   with   the   workload,   but   they  must  pay  their  own  entry  fee.  Fall  said  they   are   currently   accepting   portfolios   through   email   that  will  be  judged  based  on  creativity,  talent  and   interest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All  skill  levels  and  types  of  artists  are  wel-­ come,â&#x20AC;?  Fall  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;You  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  have  to  be  a  chalk   artist  to  participate.â&#x20AC;?   Chalk  art  is  a  new  medium  in  which  the  art-­

LVWLVDEOHWRSXWDVLJQLÂżFDQWDPRXQWRIZRUNLQWR the  product,  and  it  disappears  at  its  own  pace.  Fall   said  it  can  last  as  long  as  the  environment  doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   interfere.   Fourth-­year  psychology  major  Shane  Triano   said   the   temporary   aspect   of   the   artwork   is   en-­ dearing   and   itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   necessary   to   bring   different   art   forms  to  the  community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art  is  necessary  and  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  really  lucky  to   live  in  a  town  where  we  have  access  to  so  much   great   visual   and   musical   art,â&#x20AC;?   Triano   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   a  big  fan  of  temporary  art  too,  so  sounds  pretty   badass  to  me.â&#x20AC;? To   make   room   for   the   artwork,   the   upper   parking  lot  will  be  closed  for  the  three  days,  Fall   said.   Each   artist   will   get   their   own   area   of   the   lotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  asphalt  and  places  will  be  mapped  out  and   marked  prior  to  the  event. Fall   said   the   event   was   created   by   the   owner   of   Water   Street   Market   who   saw   chalk   art   when   he   was   traveling   and   thought   it   would   draw   a   large   crowd.   According   to     hudsonvalleychalkfestival.com,  the  event  will  be   sponsored  by  several  businesses  in  town  such  as   Unison  Arts  Center  and  Krauseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Chocolate.     Christine   Retta,   a   fourth-­year   secondary  

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education   major,   said   she   thinks   this   is   a   great     opportunity  for  New  Paltz.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  always  see  pictures  of  things  of  that  nature   online   and   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   believe   it   actually   happened.   Bringing   it   to   New   Paltz   is   such   an   interesting  

FRQFHSWDQG,WKLQNLWUHDOO\ÂżWVLQZLWKWKHFXO-­ ture  of  our  town,  especially  Water  Street  Market,â&#x20AC;?   Retta  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  only  wish  it  was  going  to  be  during   the   school   year   so   the   student   population   could   enjoy  it  as  well  as  the  local  population.â&#x20AC;?

SPRING CONCERT: WALE

   PHOTO  BY  JACK  SOMMER

For  this  yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  spring  concert,  rapper  Wale  per-­ formed  in  the  Elting  Gym  on  Saturday,  May   5.  In  addition  to  the  hip-­hop  artist,  local  band   Bounce  Method  and  rapper  Sam  Lachow  were   selected  as  the  opening  acts  through  a  video     submission  contest. Wale   was   chosen   to   perform   after   a   survey   was  sent  out  to  students  by  Student  Associa-­ tion   Productions   last   semester.   Wale   placed   ÂżIWKLQWKHYRWLQJ

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Gettinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; No Rest In All Night Fest MUSIC, ART AND ACTIVISM TAKE ROOT IN ROSENDALE EVENT

By  Suzy  Berkowitz Copy  Editor  |  N020079890@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

A  stage  constructed  from  trees:  the   makings  of  Forest  Fest  2012.   A  music,  arts  and  activism  festival,   Forest  Fest  planted  its  roots  in  2009  and   has  been  growing  taller  ever  since.  Fea-­ turing  local  bands  performing  rap,  jazz,   metal,  indie  rock,  electronic  and  R&B,   the   festival   brought   in   audience   mem-­ bers   who   camped   out   for   a   day-­long   event  on  Saturday,  May  5  at  the  Center   for  Symbolic  Studies  in  Rosendale.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  mess  of  social  collaboration   that  is  slowly  spreading  outward  to  en-­ compass   as   many   individuals   as   it   can   touch,â&#x20AC;?  Brad  Gorfein,  one  of  the  eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   coordinators,  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  creating  a  plat-­ form   for   positivity   through   creativity,   especially  music  and  art.â&#x20AC;? Although   the   festival   has   been   an   annual  event  for  several  years  now,  this   ZDVWKHÂżUVW\HDULWZDVEURXJKWLQWRWKH light   and   legal   changes   were   made   for   both   positive   and   negative   outcomes.   Having  to  book  a  space  and  attain  a  li-­ cense  and  insurance  for  the  festival  was   tiresome,  but  worth  it,  Gorfein  said.   However,   some   bands   were   given   the  short  end  of  the  tree  limb.

DawnMarie   Allan,   a   fourth-­year   music  therapy  major  and  lead  singer  for   Harmologna  &  the  Foxy  Booty  Bootyz,   was   shut   down   around   1   a.m.   because   of  a  noise  complaint  after  only  perform-­ ing   three   or   four   songs   with   her   band.   They   were   provided   the   smaller   stage   to  perform  on,  but  were  excited  to  sing   together   for   the   last   time   before   going   their  separate  ways,  she  said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That   was   our   last   gig   before   we   break  up  because  everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  graduating   and  leaving,â&#x20AC;?  Allan  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;And  it  was  re-­ ally  rough  because  everyone  was  really   hyped  to  hear  us  and  we  had  to  shut  it   GRZQ:HFRXOGQÂśWHYHQÂżQLVKDVRQJ´ Although  Allan  would  have  liked  to   perform  on  the  main  stage  so  her  band   FRXOG ÂżQLVK WKHLU VHW VKH VDLG VKH LV looking  forward  to  attending  next  year,   perhaps  not  as  a  performer.   Besides   that,   Gorfein   said   the   fes-­ tival   was   a   success.   He   is   planning   on   providing  transportation  to  and  from  the   festival  next  year  to  accommodate  more   people  in  general  as  well  as  being  eco-­ logically  friendly.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;We   expected   hundreds   more   peo-­ ple  and  I  think  one  of  the  major  reasons   why   they   werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   there   was   because  

Young  Neighbors  performed  at  Forest  Fest  on  May  5.                          PHOTO  BY  JULIAN  BERMAN there   wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   a   shuttle,â&#x20AC;?   Gorfein   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;No   way   any   of   the   freshmen   would   have   known   where   this   was   and   if   we   were  able  to  get  a  shuttle,  we  couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   made   it   easier   and   more   ecologically   friendly.â&#x20AC;?   Despite   the   kinks   that   still   needed   to   be   worked   out,   this   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Forest  

Fest   was   enjoyed   by   many,   including   Sandy  Davis,  guitarist/singer  for  Young     Neighbors.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It   was   a   lot   of   fun,â&#x20AC;?   she   said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall  there  was  a  really  good  energy   and   it   was   fun   to   be   hanging   out   with   our  friends  in  the  sun  with  really  happy   people  and  a  lot  of  good  music.â&#x20AC;?  

Folk Singer Takes On A â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Brand New Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; MELANIE SAFKA TO COME TO BEARSVILLE THEATER THIS JUNE By  Zan  Strumfeld A&E  Editor  |  Sstrumfeld34@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

With  more  than  40  years  of  performing  under  her  belt,  folk   singer-­songwriter  Melanie  Safka  is  still  not  taking  a  break.  On   June   2,   she   will   bring   her   grassroots   back   to   the   stage   at   the   Bearsville  Theater. Safka,  also  known  as  just  Melanie,  began  her  career  in  the   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s  and  got  her  break  at  Woodstock.  She  is  best  known  for  her   hits  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brand  New  Keyâ&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lay  Down  (Candles  in  the  Rain).â&#x20AC;? She  said  Woodstock  changed  everything  for  her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  real  phenomenon  because  I  walked  on  that  stage  an   unknown  person  and  I  walked  off  a  celebrity,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just  a   total  different  life  after  I  walked  off.â&#x20AC;?

 Safka  is  currently  on  tour  for  her  newest  album,  Ever  Since   You  Never  Heard  Of  Me.  Although  it  was  completed  in  2010,  the   record  release  was  put  on  hold  when  her  husband,  Peter  Schek-­ eryk,  who  was  also  her  producer,  passed  away.  Safka  said  that,   while  dealing  with  the  loss  of  her  husband,  she  had  no  idea  how   to  handle  the  business.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peter  is  the  business  and  I  did  the  music,  that  was  the  way   we  were  happy,â&#x20AC;?  she  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then  life  presented  these  challenges.   We  are  dealing  with  them.  The  only  way  I  could  get  through  it   was  to  keep  doing  the  gigs.  When  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  singing,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  OK.â&#x20AC;? The  album  is  a  culmination  of  Safkaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  painful  truths,  she   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  Tried  to  Die  Youngâ&#x20AC;?  features  lyrics  like,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  took  a  plane   through  the  dawn  /  Threw  myself  on  the  tracks  /  But  the  train   didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  come  and  I  had  to  walk  back.â&#x20AC;?  

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  pretty  much  go  for  the  truth,â&#x20AC;?  Safka  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  write  down   what  I  feel.  I  write  journal  entries  and  I  put  them  on  my  web-­ site  and  my  songs.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  always  my  little  universe  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  trying  to   explain.â&#x20AC;? Safkaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  son,  Beau  Jarred  Schekeryk,  is  also  featured  on  the   album  with  his  own  instrumental,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deserts  of  Blue.â&#x20AC;?   Although  she  was  often  around  big-­named  celebrities,  in-­ cluding  taking  a  plane  ride  with  Jimi  Hendrix  and  talking  with   Elton  John,  Safka  said  she  was  always  pretty  shy  and  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  stay   close  with  anyone.  She  said  she  hid  from  cameras  and  although   she  liked  performing,  stayed  out  of  the  spotlight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  was  married  in  a  very  conventional  way  with  kids  and  all   I  wanted  to  do  was  go  home  to  my  organic  vegetables,â&#x20AC;?  Safka   said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  was  totally  granola.  It  was  just  the  way  it  was.â&#x20AC;?


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Celebrating Their Youth NOISE-PUNK BAND DELIVERS EXPLOSIVE SECOND ALBUM By  Andrew  Wyrich (GLWRULQ&KLHI_Andrew.wyrich63@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Japandroids Celebration Rock

Want  to  be  overcome  with  a  feeling  of  pure,  musically-­induced   invincibility?  If  you  do,  look  no  further  than  Japandroidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  newest  al-­ bum  Celebration  Rock. My  friend  happened  upon  the  not-­yet-­released  album  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  which  is   scheduled  to  infect  the  ears  of  the  entire  noise-­punk  genre  on  June  5  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   and  let  me  listen  to  it.  Upon  its  completion,  I  instantly  decided  that  it   ZRXOGEHWKHDOEXPWKDWGHÂżQHVP\VXPPHU Put   simply,   Celebration   Rock   is   an   album   about   youth.   Japan-­ droidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  premier  album  Post-­Nothing  was  saturated  with  the  theme  of   unbridled   youthfulness   that   made   you   want   to   break   out   a   bottle   of   alcohol  and  sneak  into  the  dead  of  night.  Each  song  on  Post-­Nothing   reminded  you  to  resist  societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  desire  for  you  to  grow  up  and  evolve   from  your  teenage  debauchery  through  loud  chants  and  grizzly  guitar   riffs,  and  Celebration  Rock  spins  that  feeling  into  a  mature  fashion.   Instead  of  thrusting  against  your  inevitable  turning  of  the  calen-­ dar,   Celebration   Rock   preaches   a   sober   acceptance    â&#x20AC;&#x201D;   albeit   an   un-­ wanted  one  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  of  your  coming-­of-­age.   The  bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  unguided  energy  has  no  limit  in  its  ability  to  make  you   GDQFHDQGVFUHDPZKLFKLVHYLGHQWLQWKHÂżUVWVRQJRIWKHDOEXPÂł7KH Nights  of  Wine  and  Roses,â&#x20AC;?  throws  the  listener  into  a  state  of  euphoria   I  can  only  imagine  would  force  you  to  slap  on  a  pair  of  aviators,  light   up  a  cigarette  and  just  drive  for  hours  into  the  distance.   The   album   continues   to   storm   forward   with   fantastic   middle  

WUDFNVOLNHÂł(YLOÂśV:D\´DQGÂł$GUHQDOLQH1LJKWVKLIW´FRPSOHWHZLWK strained   vocals   and   choruses   that   demand   every   inch   of   energy   you   FRXOGSRVVLEO\H[HUWEHIRUHOHDGLQJWKHOLVWHQHULQWRWKHWKLUGDQGÂżQDO act  of  Celebration  Rock  that  is  an  explosion  of  revolts,  chants  and  un-­ checked,  well....celebration.   Âł<RXQJHU 8V´ ZKLFK ZDV UHOHDVHG SULRU WR Celebration   Rock,   discusses  exactly  what  you  would  expect  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  the  desire  to  relieve  the   PRPHQWVRI\RXWK\RXZLOOQHYHUIRUJHW:LWKOLQHVOLNHÂłUHPHPEHU saying  things  like  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  sleep  when  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  dead  and  thinking  this  feel-­ ing  was  never  gonna  end  /  remember  that  night  you  were  already  in   bed  /  said  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fuck  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  and  got  up  to  drink  with  me  insteadâ&#x20AC;?  how  can  you   not  yearn  to  relate  with  their  youthful  exuberance?  The  song  shows   that  the  band  has  accepted  their  coming  of  age,  just  not  as  happily  as   you  might  expect.   7KHDOEXPÂśVODVWWZRWUDFNVÂł7KH+RXVH7KDW+HDYHQ%XLOW´DQG Âł&RQWLQXRXV7KXQGHU´DFWDVSHUIHFWERRNHQGVWRCelebration  Rock,   offering  not  only  an  anthemic  rock  that  could  inject  energy  into  even   WKHPRVWSDVVLYHRIOLVWHQHUVEXWDMX[WDSRVLQJÂżQDOVRQJWKDWVXPVXS the  album  entirely.   Âł7KH+RXVH7KDW+HDYHQ%XLOW´KDVPRUHÂłRKÂśV´LQLWWKDQDQ\ song  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  ever  heard  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  and  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  perfect.  The  song  makes  you  want  to   lash  out  and  scream  against  the  walls  caving  in  around  you  and  live  the   OLIH\RXZDQW:KHQWKHGXRRI%ULDQ.LQJDQG'DYLG3URZVHVFUHDP ÂłZKHQWKH\ORYH\RXDQGWKH\ZLOO7HOOWKHPWKH\FDQDOOORYHLQP\ shadow  /  and  if  they  try  to  slow  you  down  /  tell  them  all  to  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;go  to  hell,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?   how  can  you  not  be  overcome  with  a  revolution-­like  feeling  of  power?   Âł&RQWLQXRXV7KXQGHU´LVWKHVRPEHUÂżQDOHRICelebration  Rock,   complete   with   repeated   guitar   slamming   and   soft-­spoken   lyrics   that   seem   to   question   whether   anyone   out   there   feels   the   same   way   the   EDQGGRHVDERXWWKHLUDJH7KHVRQJHQGVZLWKÂżUHZRUNVEORZLQJXSLQ WKHGLVWDQFHEXWKRQHVWO\ZKRQHHGVÂżUHZRUNVZKHQ\RXFDQMXVWKLW repeat  and  listen  to  Celebration  Rock  again?

Thursday,  May  10,  2012

MINOR: Anthropology HOMETOWN: Yonkers, N.Y.

WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  YOUR  INSTRUMENT  OF  CHOICE  AND  WHY? It   changes   depending   on   my   mood.   Sometimes  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  in  the  mood  to  play  classical   guitar,   violin   or   sing   songs.   At   the   end   of   the  day,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  classical  guitar.  Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  some-­ thing  about  being  your  own  ensemble  thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   really  satisfying. WHAT  ARE  YOU  INVOLVED  WITH  MUSICALLY? Right   now,   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   trying   to   build   my   profes-­ sional   career   with   a   website   and   getting   gigs.  I  also  teach  and  am  trying  to  get  more   VWXGHQWV,ÂśPWU\LQJWRÂżQGSHRSOHWRSOD\LQ a  Turkish  band. WHO  ARE  YOUR  BIGGEST  INFLUENCES? David   Russell.   John   Williams.   Stephane   Grappelli. WHO  HAVE  YOU  BEEN  LISTENING  TO  LATELY? Al   Green.   Marvin   Gaye.   The   Righteous   Brothers.  Billy  Joel.  Cee  Lo  Green. WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S  YOUR  PLAN  FOR  THE  FUTURE? Long  term,  I  want  to  be  a  college  professor   teaching  musicology,  anthropology  and  gui-­ tar.   I   want   to   have   a   professional   classical   guitar   career.   For   the   immediate   future,   I   want  to  travel  the  world. ANY  ADVICE  FOR  ASPIRING  MUSICIANS? 5HDOO\ WU\ WR ÂżJXUH RXW ZK\ \RXÂśUH GRLQJ music.  I  look  at  myself  as  a  philosopher.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   looking  for  truth  and  music  is  my  language.

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JEREMY VANDERHEYDEN Major: BFA Ceramics Year: Fourth

“Working with ceramics and wood is not merely a material choice, it is a lifestyle choice. By working closely with materials that have been forged over time by the processes of this planet, I am humbled by their vast history, character and tradition. These materials speak of craftsmanship, life and patience. I hope that through interacting and using my work individuals can begin to understand the value of material, craftsmanship, the environment and their role as integral members of communities and our society.”

PHOTOS  COURTESY  OF  JEREMY  VANDERHEYDEN.  CAPTION  BY  SAMANTHA  SCHWARTZ


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Student  Association  (SA)  President  Terrell  Coakley   recently  proposed  that  administrators  work  to  provide   more  food  service  providers  in  the  Student  Union  (SU)   which  would  work  in  tandem  with  the  Student  Activi-­ ties  announcement  of  extended  SU  hours  starting  next   semester  to  improve  life  in  the  SU. We   at   The   New   Paltz   Oracle   commend   Coakley   and  administrators  for  this  initiative  as  it  demonstrates   a  willingness  to  work  amicably  to  ensure  all  parties  get   what  they  need  from  our  campus  facilities.   Especially   in   light   of   recent   discourse   regarding   our   meal   service   providers   and   the   hype   surrounding   the   potential   renewal   of   Sodexo’s   contract,   we   feel   this  is  an  important  topic  worth  our  time  and  attention.   What   better   time   than   now   to   approach   the   potential   operation  hours  critically  with  attention  to  the  students   needs?   We  are  also  in  favor  of  Coakley’s  idea  of  expanding   the  admittedly  limited  meal  selection. It’s  no  secret ��that  students  have  incredibly  limited  

food  options  as  the  sun  goes  down,  especially  toward   the  end  of  the  week.  With  the  choices  between  Hawk   Street  Station  or  Hasbrouck  come  7:30  p.m.,  students   aren’t  given  particularly  healthy  or  appetizing  regular   choices.   We  think  these  changes  to  the  SU  are  a  step  in  the   right  direction,  but  further  extensions  to  the  building’s   hours   would   be   even   better.   Students   would   get   what   they  need  —  and  what  they  were  promised  —  from  the   space. Our  campus  is  lucky  to  have  such  a  wealth  of  active   organizations   that   call   the   SU   their   home.   However,   they   are   often   rushed   out   by   the   limited   hours   of   op-­ HUDWLRQ&OXEVFRXOGEHQH¿WIURPHYHQPRUHDGGLWLRQDO KRXUVRIDFFHVVWRWKHLURI¿FHVDQGPHHWLQJVSDFHV7KLV would   allow   for   more   productive   and   comprehensive   meetings  that  would  certainly  ensure  more  thoughtful   and  engaging  programs  and  events.  It’d  be  a  great  ser-­ vice  to  our  campus,  creating  a  strong  core  location  for   the  thriving  community.

Organizations  aside,  our  student  body  as  a  whole  is   incredibly  busy  and  active  with  complex  and  unpredict-­ DEOHVFKHGXOHV0RVWVWXGHQWV¿QGWKHPVHOYHVERXQF-­ ing  between  classes,  work  and  extracurriculars  in  rapid   succession  with  little  to  no  down  time  from  their  daily   grinds. It  seems  imprudent  that  the  SU,  which  was  meant   to  be    a  sanctuary  from  our  academic  stresses,  is  open   primarily  during  the  hours  we’re  in  class  or  busy.  This   beautiful   building   equipped   with   televisions,   pool   ta-­ bles  and  computers  is  going  to  waste.  The  SU  could  be   a  true  anchoring  headquarters  that  could  only  improve   our   community   —   if   only   it   was   available.   We   can’t   KHOSEXW¿QGWKHZDVWHGSRWHQWLDOWREHDVKDPH In   the   end,   improvements   to   our   SU   would   only   work  to  foster  a  comfortable  and  accommodating  liv-­ ing   environment   for   those   of   us   who   spend   our   time   on   campus.   It’s   important   to   remember   that   during   the  academic  months  the  campus  is  our  home  and  we   shouldn’t  feel  like  guests.    

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JOHN  BRANDI   News  Editor

Jbrandi@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

By  the  time  you  read  this,  I  will  no  longer  be  the   news  editor  for  The  New  Paltz  Oracle.  Least  important,  I   wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  a  full-­time  college  student  either.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  off  into   the  sunset,  to  follow  my  psychotic  dreams  of  fame.  You   want   to   know   how   to   be   famous?   Send   in   an   audition   tape  to  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real  World,â&#x20AC;?  and  for  some  reason  do  a  lot  of   splits,  convince  them  that  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  dramatic  and  demon-­ strate  that  you  can  pull  a  weave  off  when  cornered.  Once   accepted,  go  wild.  Throw  shit,  scream  a  lot,  drink,  drink   some  more  and  turn  that  mother  out.  Hopefully  this  will   lead  to  your  own  spinoff,  your  spot  on  celebrity  rehab  or   worst  case,  six  hours  in  jail.  However,  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  always  the   reunion  and  God  help  those  bitches.   Then  again,  who  am  I  kidding?  I  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  even  make   a  proper  phone  call  to  journalism  sources.  You  can  most   OLNHO\ÂżQGPHÂżQLVKLQJÂł%DWWOHVWDU*DODFWLFD´RQ1HWĂ&#x20AC;L[.   6RPHKRZ , WKLQN , ORVW WKH SRLQW RI WKLV ÂłUHĂ&#x20AC;HF tion.â&#x20AC;?  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  here  to  talk  about  the  one  thing  in  college  that   I  actually  enjoyed:  the  Oracle.  There  was  a  time  when  I   was  seriously  considering  not  returning  to  the  news  chair   a  second  time.  Then  I  got  drunk  and  made  the  best  deci-­ sion  of  my  life,  and  believe  me  friends,  that  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  happen   often.  Needless  to  say,  you  all  know  what  that  was.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   still  here.   ,ÂśP VWLOO D ÂżUP EHOLHYHU LQ WKH &RVPLF 6ODS DQG how   bad   shit   just   seems   to   follow   me   incessantly.   My   time   as   news   editor   has   been   marked   with   confronta-­ tions,  verbal  assaults,  let  downs  and  M.I.A  contributing   ZULWHUV,JXHVVWKH\WRRNDZURQJWXUQLQWKH&RN\NHQ dall  dungeon.  Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  life  and  I  wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  change  a  thing.   Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  going  to  be  sunny  all  the  time.  It  has  to  go  super-­

nova  sometimes.  With  the  Oracle,  you  get  real  world  ex-­ perience,  and  the  faster  you  learn  there  are  real  shit  heads   in  this  college  microcosm,  the  faster  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  transform  you   into  a  stronger,  more  capable  person.  This  too  shall  pass.   Fact   time!   According   to   a   %XVLQHVV :LUH   study   conducted   in   2008,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;more   than   76   percent   of   college   students   have   read   their   college   newspaper   in   the   past   PRQWK´$QRWKHU LPSUHVVLQJ ÂżQG VWDWHV Âł2YHU  SHU cent   of   faculty   members   have   read   their   publication   in  the  last  month,  with  51  percent  reading  it  in  the  last   week.â&#x20AC;?   The   college   newspaper   is   an   integral   part   of   campus  life,  and  the  numbers  show  that  its  survival  be   assured.  Now  letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  ask  a  professional.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  college  newspaper  continues  to  hold  its  value   with  students  as  a  key  source  for  news  and  information   and   despite   growth   in   technology   and   new   media   op-­ tions,  we  consistently  mark  very  strong  audiences  who   rely  on  this  source  to  maintain  a  connection  to  their  cam-­ pus  community  and  local  happenings,â&#x20AC;?  Samantha  Skey,   executive  vice  president  of  strategic  marketing  of  Alloy   Media  +  Marketing,  said.     Meanwhile:   Andrew,   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   doing   a   wonderful   job,  just  put  those  damn  previews  on  the  website.  Oh  and   I  quit.  Julie  Bird,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  miss  our  ladies  who  lunch  meals   and   you   drawing   the   line   when   #RealTalk   becomes   #ViciousTalk;Íž  hopefully,  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  friends  after  this.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   KDYLQJ VXFK D Âł=DQWDVWLF´ WLPH ZULWLQJ WKLV UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWLRQ DQGPHQWLRQLQJ\RXKHUH,ÂśGOLNHWRVD\&DW7DFRSLQD resident   psycho   and   co-­glitter   egg   sister,   you   have   all   the  oxygen  you  need.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  up  to  you  now  to  make  sure   WKHURRPLVQHYHUTXLHWIRUORQJHUWKDQÂżYHVHFRQGV WKH exact  length  of  awkward  silence  it  takes  for  a  gay  baby   to  be  born  somewhere  in  the  world).  Katherine  Speller,   EULQJPHWKHD[H7KHGHHGLVGRQH3URPTXHHQ&ODU issa,  please  return  one  day  to  take  the  news  chair,  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   perfect.  Jaleesa,  you  may  or  may  not  read  this,  but  thank   \RXIRUHYHU\WKLQJ,GRUHVSHFWZKDW\RXGLGKHUH&D

terina,  you  get  the  shit  stick,  you  understand  me.  Shard   on,   sister.   Kelsey,   it   was   a   pleasure   getting   to   know   \RXDQGVFDULQJ\RXRQ0RQGD\PRUQLQJRIÂżFHKRXUV when  you  were  the  only  one  there,  never  got  old.  Suzy,   I  think  this  girl  got  butt  implants  or  something,  I  hope   \RXFRPHRYHUWRQHZVPRUHRIWHQ&DURO\Q4XLPE\ to  the  tune  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eleanor  Rigby,â&#x20AC;?  thanks  for  forever  ruin-­ ing  that  song  and  thank  you  for  being  a  diligent  copy   editor.  Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  good  people.  Robin,  thanks  for  the  awe-­ some   photos   and   being   hyper-­organized.   Sam,   good   looks  with  the  map.  Ben,  keep  it  real  and  boogie  on;Íž  I   hope  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  YouTube  famous  one  day.  The  distro  team,   WKDQNVIRUGRLQJRXUGLUW\ZRUN DQGIRUWKHUHFRUG, hate  anything  above  a  28,  too).  Sara,  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  not  sure  what   you  do,  witchcraft  Web-­ery,  but  thanks  for  making  the   site  look  awesome.  Pete,  thanks  for  helping  me  com-­ ing  up  with  sick  headlines  about  murder,    it  was  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;snowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   laughing   matter.   Last   and   least,   laolaoaloalaoaal   my   mirror  sister,  the  shade  of  it  all  that  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  on  the  bot-­ tom  probably  searching  for  your  name  thinking  I  for-­ got.  Hey,  smile  because  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  news  chair  and  you  did   it  and  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  going  to  be  great.  Keep  hard  on  them  and   crack  that  whip.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  here  if  you  need  me,  but  only  if   you  REALLY  need  me.   When   in   doubt,   just   remember   student-­based   journalism,  i.e.  the  Oracle,  gives  you  the  opportunity   WRNQRZKRZ\RXUVFKRRORSHUDWHVDQGWRSURÂżOHWKRVH who  are  in  charge.  I  am  a  better  person  because  of  it.   No  one  can  take  that  from  me.  How  many  people  can   say   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   asked   their   college/university   president   a   direct  question,  or  got  to  know  their  student  leaders  to   WKH SRLQW RI ÂżUVWQDPH KDUDVVPHQW" , GRQÂśW GR VDSS\ but  this  graf  is  oozing.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  going  to  miss  the  program   and  the  paper.  However,  I  know  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  a  lot  more  out   there  for  me  that  I  have  to  experience  and  explore.  So  I   slip  you  my  sincerest  sayonara.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  signing  off  for  the   ÂżQDOWLPHDVDQXQGHUJUDGXDWHWKHUHDO-RKQ&%UDQGL

TOP QUOTES OF SPRING â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;12 â&#x20AC;&#x153;My  ovaries  went      Incredible  Hulk  on  that      one.â&#x20AC;?        -­  Katherine  Speller

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh,  pick  me!â&#x20AC;?

     -­  Suzy  Berkowitz  catch  phrase

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every  single  time  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m      in  here,  I  see  a  different      part  of  a  different  part      of  YouTube.â&#x20AC;?   &DURO\Q4XLPE\

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  times,  they  are  New      Roman.â&#x20AC;?      -­  Katherine  Speller

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  never  said  I  was  an      elegant  princess.â&#x20AC;?      -­  John  Brandi

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wait,  can  we  watch      videos  of  babies  eating      lemons?â&#x20AC;?      -­  Katherine  Speller

SPRING â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;12 E-­BOARD

â&#x20AC;&#x153;When  is  Cinco  de      Mayo?â&#x20AC;?   &DW7DFRSLQD

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  think  my  tongue  and      my  pelvis  need  to  join.â&#x20AC;?      -­  Suzy  Berkowitz

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yo  Zan,  do  you  have      that  kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  number?  He      owes  me  20  bucks.â&#x20AC;?  

   -­  Ben  Kindlon,  in  reference  to      a  source   &DW  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  going  to  hellâ&#x20AC;?   John:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  

                   parking  there.â&#x20AC;?  

â&#x20AC;&#x153;No  more  eggs  for  this            bird  â&#x20AC;&#x201D;  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  menopausal.â&#x20AC;?  

   -­  Julie  Mansmann   Thursday,  May  10,  2012


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Hitting  The  Bottle  Out  Of  The  Park

By  Willem  Donahue Contributing  Writer  |  N02061699@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

Sunlight   pours   through   the   fresh   budding  leaves  and  the  dull  boom  of  the   32-­ounce   Gatorade   bottle   cuts   through   the   chirping   of   the   birds.   The   main   viewing  area  is  a  hefty  picnic  table  plas-­ WHUHG ZLWK JUDIÂżWL DERXW ÂżYH IHHW IURP WKH GULYHZD\ RU RXWÂżHOG DV LW LV ULJKWO\ called  on  a  day  like  today.   7KH 5HF\FDEDOO ÂżHOG LV ORDGHG DV are  the  bleachers,  with  all  types  of  char-­ acters;Íž   sun-­bathing   girls   glaring   over   glasses   and   shirtless   bystanders   baiting   on  the  batter.  The  umpire  sits  in  a  leather   lounge  chair  relaxed  but  exact,  ready  to   quell   any   disputes   among   the   gamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   restless  young  players.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;I  always  like  to  say  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  your  av-­ erage  backyard  sport.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  extreme  yet  re-­ sourceful,â&#x20AC;?   third-­year   Recycaball   MVP   Luke  DiCola  said. The  gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  name  was  coined  by  for-­ mer  New  Paltz  student  Sam  Lachow,  who   also   serves   as   designated   commissioner   for  Recycaball.  While  visiting  New  Paltz  

on   the   weekend   of   February   4,   Lachow   EODVWHGWKHÂżUVWERWWOH$VRQHRIWKHIHZ non-­student  players,  he  has  watched  the   game  develop  with  each  visit. Âł$WÂżUVW,KDGQRLGHDWKLVZRXOGEH-­ come   a   game,   I   just   loved   cracking   the   bottle,â&#x20AC;?  Lachow  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;But  it  was  really   DOO OXFN WKH ÂżHOG LV SHUIHFW DQG DOORZV you  to  hit  as  hard  as  you  can.  Recycaball   couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  be  played  anywhere  else.â&#x20AC;? Three-­man   teams   face   off   in   this   EDVHEDOO WDNHRII$ IRDP EDW LV XVHG WR batter   a   Gatorade   bottle   across   the   75-­ \DUG ÂżHOG ZKLFK HQFRPSDVVHV WKH PD-­ jority   of   22   South   Oakwood   Terraceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   SURSHUW\$OOREVWDFOHV²DIRRWSLHFH of   PVC   pipe,   the   raised   driveway   and   WRRO VKHG ² PDNH IRU VRPH VHULRXVO\   technical  base  running. 7KHÂżHOGPXVWEHGLOLJHQWO\JXDUGHG despite   its   miniature   status.   One   man   URDPVWKHRXWÂżHOGZDLWLQJIRUDSRSĂ&#x20AC;\ or   the   coveted   home   run,   which   is   any   GLUHFW KLW WR$SDUWPHQW % Âł%DOO´ KDQ-­ dling   is   key   and   the   bottleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   awkward   shape  can  prove  to  be  an  obstacle.  How-­

ever   seasoned   players   have   come   to     understand  its  ways.   In  the  end,  Recycaball  is  about  mas-­ WHULQJVSHFLÂżFVNLOOVDQGVSHFLÂżFWHUUDLQ never  before    honed  in  the  realm  of  ama-­ teur  sports.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  takes  basic  baseball  skills  and  the   team  who  makes  the  least  mistakes  usu-­ ally  wins,â&#x20AC;?    Captain  Taylor  Yedvarb  said.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;If  I  was  to  pick  a  team  to  take  home  the   championship  it  would  of  course  be  my   team,   Midnight   Thunder,   but   the   Cool   %OXHVDUHDQGORRNLQJJRRG´ $IWHUWZRDWEDWVVKLIWLQJIRXOOLQHV DQG UHSODFHPHQW EDVHV WKH JDPH ÂżQDO-­ O\ VWDUWHG WR ÂżQG LWV PRPHQWXP E\ ODWH $SULO7KHVHYHQWHDPVKDYHEHHQFRP-­ peting  since  the  leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  development  in   mid-­March,   sporting   names   like   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Berry   Rain,â&#x20AC;?   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Riptide   Rush,â&#x20AC;?   tributes   to   GLIIHUHQW Ă&#x20AC;DYRUV RI *DWRUDGH 7KH UXOHV KDYH\HWWRÂżOODERRNEXWHYHU\GD\WKH league   gets   closer   to   perfecting   their   guidelines.   1HLJKERUV DQG SHGHVWULDQ WUDIÂżF DW-­ test  to  Recycaballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  spirit  and  so  can  the  

New  Paltz  police  who  recently  respond-­ ed  to  a  late  night  game  noise  complaint. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We  explained  all  the  rules  to  them,â&#x20AC;?   DiCola  said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;They  said  it  sounded  fun,   and  if  they  were  off  duty  they  might  have   WDNHQDFUDFNDWLW%XWDPZDVDOLW-­ tle  too  late  to  be  playing  I  guess.â&#x20AC;?   2Q$SULOWKHODQGORUGRI6RXWK Oakwood  Terrace  put  an  end  to  the  Recy-­ caball  league  due  to  the  commotion  and   unwanted   neighborhood   publicity.   The   grass  on  the  baselines  is  now  beginning   to  grow  back,  and  the  umpireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  chair  has   found  its  way  back  inside.   :LWKWKHFORVLQJRIWKHÂżHOGFRPHVWR an  end  to  this  unique  sport,  and  crushed   dreams  for  these  one-­of-­a-­kind  athletes.   â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  a  day  and  age  when  young  people   are   inclined   to   sit   inside   and   just   watch   T.V.,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  sad  to  see  thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  no  room  for  an   original  game  that  kept  us  active  all  day   and   was   such   a   good   timeâ&#x20AC;?   Cool   Blue   Coach  Ethan  Kramer  said.     For   more   information   on   the   game   and  its  pioneers,  search  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recycaballâ&#x20AC;?  on   Facebook  or  visit  recycaball.webs.com.  

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Lady  Hawks  Look  Ahead  By  Kelsey  Damrad  Copy  Editor  |  Kdamrad86@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

The   Lady   Hawks   Softball   team   com-­ pleted   their   spring   2012   season   with   an   overall   record   of   14-­26,   accompanied   by   their  6-­12  record  in  SUNYAC  play. The   Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   season   began   at   the   Na-­ tional  Training  Center  Spring  Games  in  Cl-­ ermont,   Fla.   From   March   17   to   22,   where   they   competed   in   12   games   and   went   4-­8.   The   spring   season   concluded   with   back-­ to-­back   doubleheaders   on   the   SUNY   New   Paltz   turf   against   No.   11   SUNY   Cortland   and  SUNY  Oswego. 7KH /DG\ +DZNV OHIW WKH ÂżHOG ZLWK D winning  game  on  Friday,  but  not  making  it   to  the  SUNYACs  was  disappointing,  Head   Coach  Denise  Marchese  said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  seniors  are  the  most  disappointed,   WKH\ GHÂżQLWHO\ H[SHFWHG PRUH´ 0DUFKHVH said.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;But  they  never  stopped  working  hard,   DQG,WKDQNWKHPIRUDOORIWKHLUKDUGZRUN´ The   Hawks   were   one   of   the   youngest   teams   in   the   conference   this   season   with   HLJKW ÂżUVW\HDU SOD\HUV OHDYLQJ WKH WHDP with   plenty   of   ideas   for   future   improve-­ ment.   Marchese   said   the   team   was   hoping   for  more  success  at  the  start  of  the  season. Marchese   said   two   of   the   teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   big-­ gest   issues   were   consistency   and   a   lack   of   FRQÂżGHQFH 7KH SUDFWLFHV ZKLFK WULHG WR recreate   the   pressure   felt   in   games,   drive   the  players  to  play  hard  and  reinforce  their   FRQÂżGHQFH Practices  have  become  increasingly  de-­ WDLOHG VR WKH WHDP FDQ ÂżJXUH RXW WKH PHQ-­ tality   to   bring   into   games,   Marchese   said.   While  the  Lady  Hawks  â&#x20AC;&#x153;practice  like  rock-­ VWDUV´LWDOOPHDQVQRWKLQJLIWKH\ORVHIRFXV RQWKHÂżHOGVKHVDLG Though   many   of   the   girls   anticipate   better   fortune   in   the   future,   the   seniors   gave  their  tearful  adieus  to  their  teammates,   wishing  them  well  as  they  leave  this  chapter   behind  them. Going   into   the   season,   the   girls   had   KLJK H[SHFWDWLRQV DQG KRSHG WR SURYH WKH preseason   rankings   false   by   making   SU-­ NYACs   a   reality   for   the   team,   fourth-­year   Shelby  Martin  said.   Though   shocked   and   frankly   disap-­ pointed   by   the   turnout   of   their   season,   the   H[SHULHQFHKDVEHHQDÂłJUHDWMRXUQH\´WKDW no  one  will  soon  forget,  she  said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  few  obstacles  we  had  to  overcome  

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ra  said  a  big  concern  for  the  team  going  into   the  spring  season  was  team  chemistry.  With   new  faces  being  introduced  to  an  old  family,   whether  or  not  the  ladies  would  mesh  well   together  was  on  everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  mind,  she  said. Âł$ELJKXUWOHHYHU\\HDULVDGMXVWLQJWR newcomers  and  to  the  new  roles  each  player   SRVVHVVHV´%DUUDVDLGÂł1H[WVHDVRQ,ZDQW to   see   them   be   the   underdog   that   takes   on   WKHELJWHDPVDQGKDYHDVXFFHVVIXOVHDVRQ´

Thursday,  May  10,  2012

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 The  days  are  getting  longer  and  warmer  as  summer   rapidly  approaches.  For  many,  the  summer  is  lush  and  de-­ sirable.  For  us  snowboarders,  itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  comparable  to  purgatory.   Most  resorts  on  the  East  Coast  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  start  running  their  lifts   until  mid  to  late  November,  and  sometimes  even  as  late  as   December. After  already  dealing  with  terrible  conditions  and  all   the   resorts   closing   early   during   the   2011-­12   season,   the   thought   of   having   to   wait   six   or   seven   months   to   shred   again  is  catastrophic  for  too  many  of  us  east-­coasters.   Luckily,  there  are  solutions  to  this  problem.  If  you  go   WR WKH ULJKW SODFH \RX ZLOO ÂżQG VQRZ$OWKRXJK HDFK RI these    involves  spending  the  prettiest  of  pennies,  it  could   turn  out  to  be  the  best  trip  of  your  life.  Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  my  list  for   you: 1)  High  Cascade  Snowboard  Camp: Or  should  we  just  call  it  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heaven  on  Earth?â&#x20AC;?  Located   at   the   base   of   Mt.   Hood   in   Government   Camp,   Oregon,   High  Cascade  leads  the  pack  in  terms  of  greatness  as  an  ex-­ treme  sports  camp.    The  main  park  offers  a  variety  of  small,   medium  and  large  jumps,  as  well  as  a  22-­foot  super  pipe.   Winner  of  the  2010  Winter  Dew  Tour  Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Invi-­

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Shredding  This  Summer tational   Half   Pipe   competition   Danny   Davis   said,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   pipe  is  epic  and  you  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  touch  the  rail  garden  there.â&#x20AC;?  The   ridiculous   collection   of   rails   the   camp   has   acquired   over   the   years,   along   with   the   always-­growing   creativity   the   park  crew  exhibits,  puts  High  Cascade  on  top. High   Cascadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Team   Riders,   including   my   personal   favorite   urban   and   park   rider   Scott   Stevens,   recently   re-­ OHDVHG D IXOOOHQJWK VQRZERDUG ÂżOP Âł+XQJU\"´ LQ$SULO You  can  check  those  videos,  and  others,  as  well  as  pricing   and  session  dates  on  their  website  at  highcascade.com. High   Cascade   is   open   exclusively   to   snowboarders.   Sorry,  no  pole-­holders  allowed. 2)  Woodward  at  Copper  &  Woodward  at  Tahoe: The  internationally-­known  and  award-­winning  skate-­ ERDUG FDPS :RRGZDUG KDV RIÂżFLDOO\ WDNHQ D SDUW LQ WKH VQRZVFHQH ÂżQDOO\ :RRGZDUGQRZKDVWZRVQRZERDUG camps   established,   one   at   Boreal   in   Northern   California   and  another  at  the  summit  of  Copper  in  Colorado.  Each  are   the  only  summer  snowboarding  camps  in  their  states. Along   with   the   nicely-­sculpted   jump   lines   and   killer   rail  features  the  snow  park  have  to  offer,  each  of  the  camps   have   indoor   facilities   to   be   noted   as   well.   The   Barn,   at  

Woodward  at  Copper,  has  a  number  of  indoor  trampolines,   foam-­pits  and  a  skate  park.   Woodward   at   Tahoe   has   a   snow   park   comparable   to   its  sister  park  at  Copper,  operated  by  lift  (no  hiking  nec-­ essary!).  If  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  not  feeling  the  snow  that  day,  you  can   always   check   out   the   campâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   33,000-­square-­foot   indoor   skate  park. For   videos,   pricing   and   session   dates,   check   out   the   campsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   sites,   woodwardatcopper.com   and   woodwardattahoe.com. 3)  New  Zealand: Now,   if   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   really   trying   to   ball   outrageous,   you   FRXOG IXOÂżOO \RXU DSSHWLWH IRU VKUHG DQG REWDLQ FROOHJH credits  simultaneously. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m  studying  abroad  in  New  Zealand  for  the  entirety  of   P\MXQLRU\HDU0\ÂżUVWVHPHVWHUDEURDGVWDUWVLQMXVWXQGHU two  months,  on  July  2.  The  closest  mountains  to  the  town   Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  living  in,  Dunedin,  plan  to  open  between  July  10  and   15.  One  of  these  mountains  is  the  home  of  Snowpark,  NZ,   a  resort  that  has  been  known  to  have  the  best  terrain  park  in   all  of  the  Southern  Hemisphere.     Pretty  cool  beans,  eh?

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