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SUNY Students Commit to Local Food
SUNY students make the commitment to support local food and sustainable practices.
By Katherine Speller Managing Editor | Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNY New Paltz is one of 12 SUNY campuses taking part in the collective purchase of 1,000 gallons of locally processed tomato sauce from farms in Ver- non and Kingston, N.Y., as part of SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s SUNY Commits program — a sys- tem-wide initiative to incorporate more locally grown food products on SUNY campuses. The purchase is part of the launch of the program, which looks to include a larger expanse of New York foods and to include more SUNY campuses in future growing seasons. SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian said the program — as part of Zimpher’s “Power of SUNY” strategic plan — works to “take what’s happening on campuses [and] package them in ways that show a broader impact across the entire system,” and is in line with the New Paltz’ larger-scale food service aspira- tions. Christian said the program, works to “take what’s happening on campuses [and] package them in ways that show a broader impact across the entire system.” “I think the Chancellor has been very clearly com- mitted to sustainability, and we are as well, as well as doing things that we can to help build and sustain the
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New York economy,” Christian said. Christian said the school has been trying to estab- lish connections between the college’s food service provider, Sodexo, CAS and regional food growers to seek more local opportunities in the future. He said ad- ministration has connected them with one company in Orange County that raises salmon in an “aquaculture ÀRZWKURXJK V\VWHP´ WKDW XVHV WKH ZDVWH ZDWHU IURP the salmon to grow tomatoes hydroponically. “We’ve connected them and I think they’ve had some early explorations but I don’t know if there’s any- thing concrete developing there yet,” Christian said. However, Christian said one challenge for future local food expansion depends on the cost students are willing to pay for their food as demonstrated by a re- cent survey by Campus Auxilary Services (CAS). “CAS did a survey recently that shows far greater interest among students in having locally grown foods served on the campus compared with their willingness to pay for locally grown foods,” Christian said. “I think the tipping point was a pretty good percentage of stu- dents interested in paying up to 10 percent more for food if they’re getting more locally grown food, but the idea of paying 30 percent more was not quite as posi- tively received, which makes sense.” Second-year sociology major Annie Courtens said
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students pay “a reasonable amount” for food already and that the administration should look for every op- portunity to provide students with the local, organic and “good” produce. Courtens said the key to bringing local foods to campus is educating students, which is also a compo- nent of SUNY Commits. “The conversation has to be a student movement, students to students,” Courtens said. “It’s crucial. It’s a necessity.” Christian said the college has had some discussions in recent years to build faculty interest in a food studies focus, a “liberal education focus dealing with history, economy, sociology, biology.” “We have a bunch of courses that have some links to food and food studies and nutrition, but they’ve never been packaged in a way that would create a program,” Christian said. “It’s sure something the administration would support but it requires faculty initiative to try to move that along.” Courtens said she believes the program would gar- ner support from faculty and students alike, as the need for sustainable food is universal. “It’s the only thing that connects every person on the planet,” Courtens said. “Food is what unites every- one around the dinner table. Everyone can talk about food. It’s such a wide, complex issue.”
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AMERICAN Â INTELLIGENCE Â AGENCIES The Â United Â Nations Â said Â Wednesday Â it Â has Â received Â assurances Â from Â the Â U.S. Â government Â that Â U.N. Â communications Â networks Â â€œare Â not Â and Â will Â not Â be Â moni-Â toredâ€? Â by Â American Â intelligence Â agen-Â cies. ISRAEL Â TO Â BUILD Â HOMES Â IN Â EAST Â JERUSALEM Â AND Â WEST Â BANK Israel Â announced Â plans Â Wednesday Â to Â build Â more Â than Â 1,500 Â homes Â in Â Jewish Â settle-Â ments Â in Â east Â Jerusalem Â and Â the Â West Â Bank, Â dealing Â a Â setback Â to Â newly Â relaunched Â peace Â efforts Â hours Â after Â it Â had Â freed Â a Â group Â of Â long-Âserving Â Palestinian Â prisoners. U.S. Â DRONE Â STRIKES The Â Pakistani Â government Â said Â Wednesday Â that Â 3 Â percent Â of Â 2,227 Â people Â killed Â in Â U.S. Â drone Â strikes Â since Â 2008 Â were Â civilians, Â a Â surpris-Â LQJO\ORZÂżJXUHWKDWVSDUNHGFULWLFLVP from Â groups Â that Â have Â investigated Â death Â tolls Â from Â the Â attacks. AL-ÂQAIDA Â ATTACKS The Â wave Â of Â attacks Â by Â al-ÂQaida-Âled Â Sunni Â extremists Â that Â has Â killed Â thousands Â of Â Iraqis Â this Â year, Â most Â of Â them Â Shiites, Â is Â provoking Â ominous Â calls Â from Â Shiite Â leaders Â to Â take Â up Â arms Â in Â self-Âdefense. ONE Â TIME Â RICHEST Â MAN Â FILED Â FOR Â BANKRUPTCY The Â oil Â company Â of Â Brazilâ€™s Â one-Âtime Â ULFKHVW PDQ ÂżOHG IRU EDQNUXSWF\ SUR-Â tection Â Wednesday, Â marking Â a Â hum-Â EOLQJEORZIRU(LNH%DWLVWDDĂ€DPER\-Â ant Â former Â champion Â speedboat Â racer Â who Â has Â been Â his Â nationâ€™s Â biggest Â eco-Â nomic Â cheerleader Â in Â recent Â years. CONGOLESE Â ARMY
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Departments Â Pass Â Resolution Â For Â Fair Â Pay Â Act By Â Cat Â Tacopina Editor-ÂIn-ÂChief Â | Â Ctacopina97@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Six Â departments Â and Â programs Â at Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â have Â passed Â a Â Resolution Â for Â the Â Fair Â Pay Â Act, Â which Â calls Â on Â administrators Â to Â help Â improve Â work Â conditions Â for Â University Â faculty Â members. Â The Â elementary Â education, Â anthropology, Â art Â history, Â library, Â sociology Â departments Â and Â the Â Womenâ€™s, Â Gender, Â and Â Sexuality Â Studies Â program Â have Â all Â agreed Â to Â the Â resolution, Â which Â was Â drawn Â up Â by Â university Â faculty Â members. Â It Â calls Â for Â sal-Â ary Â increases Â for Â tenure-Âtrack Â faculty Â members, Â smaller Â course-Âloads Â for Â full-Âtime Â lecturers Â and Â an Â increase Â in Â the Â minimum Â pay Â for Â adjunct Â profes-Â sors. Â Art Â History Â Lecturer Â Beth Â Wilson Â said Â the Â resolution Â is Â a Â statement Â from Â the Â faculty Â which Â demonstrates Â that Â regardless Â of Â position, Â lecturers, Â adjuncts Â and Â tenure-Âtrack Â professors Â have Â interest Â and Â stake Â in Â one Â anotherâ€™s Â issues. Â â€œI Â think Â what Â the Â administration Â would Â prefer Â us Â to Â do Â is Â to Â disconnect Â these Â issues,â€? Â Wilson Â said. Â â€œI Â think Â the Â compelling Â thing Â about Â the Â resolution Â is Â it Â recognizes Â the Â connection Â between Â the Â three Â groups.â€? One Â of Â the Â issues Â brought Â up Â in Â the Â resolution Â is Â that Â tenure-Âtrack Â professors Â have Â not Â received Â a Â Direct Â Salary Â Increase Â (DSI) Â for Â several Â years, Â including Â the Â time Â when Â United Â University Â Pro-Â fessors Â (UUP) Â and Â New Â York Â State Â were Â negotiat-Â ing Â a Â new Â contract, Â between Â 2011 Â and Â 2013. Â This Â includes Â professors Â who Â were Â reviewed Â and Â were Â TXDOLÂżHGWRUHFHLYHD'6,LQWKDWWLPH The Â resolution Â claims Â that Â the Â campus Â presi-Â dent, Â in Â neither Â the Â past Â or Â present Â agreements Â be-Â twen Â UUP Â and Â the Â state, Â is Â precluded Â from Â award-Â
ing Â salary Â increases. Â However, Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â President Â Donald Â Christian Â said Â he Â is Â unable Â to Â ac-Â complish Â what Â is Â being Â asked Â of Â him. Â â€œThatâ€™s Â a Â provision Â in Â the Â contract Â that Â lets Â me Â adjust Â an Â individual Â salary Â here Â and Â there Â on Â a Â very Â limited Â basis,â€? Â Christian Â said. Â â€œIt Â is Â not Â a Â mecha-Â nism Â for Â whole Â scale Â faculty Â increases Â and Â it Â is Â not Â a Â mechanism Â that Â gives Â me Â the Â ability Â to Â give Â major Â salary Â increases.â€? Christian Â also Â said Â he Â is Â unable Â to Â give Â into Â the Â demands Â of Â the Â resolution Â because Â it Â comes Â from Â the Â campus Â chapter Â of Â UUP, Â as Â opposed Â to Â the Â statewide Â union. Â â€œIt Â is Â very Â clear Â that Â the Â faculty Â collective Â bar-Â gaining Â agreement Â is Â negotiated Â between Â the Â gov-Â HUQRUÂśV RIÂżFH DQG VWDWHZLGH 883 DQG HPSOR\HUV are Â not Â given Â the Â right Â to Â negotiate Â with Â anybody Â else, Â including Â groups Â like Â a Â faculty Â senate Â and Â it Â is Â explicitly Â stated,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œIf Â faculty Â come Â to Â me Â with Â a Â resolution, Â thereâ€™s Â nothing Â I Â can Â do Â about Â it Â because Â it Â didnâ€™t Â come Â from Â statewide Â UUP.â€? The Â resolution Â also Â calls Â for Â an Â increase Â in Â the Â minimum Â adjunct Â pay, Â which Â is Â $3,001 Â per Â course Â at Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz. Â According Â to Â Christian, Â New Â Paltz Â has Â the Â highest Â minimum Â pay Â for Â adjuncts, Â with Â Stony Â Brook Â and Â SUNY Â Potsdam Â having Â nearly Â similar Â minimums Â with Â $3,000 Â per Â course. But Â Wilson Â said Â it Â isnâ€™t Â so Â much Â the Â pay Â as Â it Â is Â that Â in Â some Â cases, Â adjuncts Â are Â doing Â the Â same Â amount Â of Â work Â as Â some Â tenure-Âtrack Â faculty Â mem-Â bers Â and Â â€œsalariedâ€? Â lecturers. â€œWhat Â weâ€™re Â truly Â looking Â for Â is Â equal Â pay Â for Â equal Â work,â€? Â Wilson Â said. Â â€œThere Â are Â adjuncts Â who Â teach Â three Â to Â four Â classes, Â and Â theyâ€™re Â asked Â to Â put Â in Â the Â same Â amount Â of Â work Â as Â full-Âtime Â professors Â when Â they Â arenâ€™t Â full Â time.â€?
7KHÂżQDOLVVXHWKHUHVROXWLRQGLVFXVVHVLVWKH course Â load Â for Â full-Âtime Â lecturers Â at Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz. Â The Â resolution Â states Â that Â New Â Paltz Â â€œis Â unique Â among Â SUNY Â comprehensive Â colleges Â in Â having Â an Â academically Â indefensable Â course Â load Â RI ÂżYH FRXUVHV >@ SHU VHPHVWHU IRU LWV IXOOWLPH lecturers.â€? UUP Â Chapter Â President Â Peter Â Brown Â said Â the Â amount Â of Â work Â full-Âtime Â lecturers Â are Â asked Â WRIXOÂżOOOHDYHVWKHPÂłEXUQHGRXWÂ´E\WKHWLPHWKH semester Â is Â over. â€œLecturers Â are Â asked Â to Â put Â in Â 15 Â credit Â hours Â per Â semester, Â and Â on Â top Â of Â that Â they Â are Â expected Â to Â do Â outside Â research,â€? Â Brown Â said. Â â€œIt Â leaves Â them Â depleted Â by Â the Â end Â of Â the Â semester Â and Â this Â ultimately Â has Â a Â negative Â effect Â on Â both Â faculty Â and Â students.â€? The Â resolution Â asks Â that Â the Â University Â lower Â the Â course Â load Â to Â four Â courses Â per Â semester, Â which Â is Â what Â other Â SUNY Â schools Â such Â as Â Cortland Â of-Â fer. Â President Â Christian Â said Â in Â his Â October Â re-Â port Â to Â faculty Â members Â that Â while Â the Â â€œnominalâ€? Â course Â load Â is Â â€œequivalent Â to Â 15 Â credits Â per Â semes-Â ter,â€? Â most Â lecturers Â do Â less Â than Â that. However, Â that Â doesnâ€™t Â stop Â the Â overall Â cli-Â mate Â and Â morale Â of Â the Â faculty Â from Â being Â â€œex-Â tremely Â low,â€? Â Brown Â said. Â â€œIâ€™ve Â worked Â here Â for Â a Â long Â time Â and Â this Â is Â the Â lowest Â Iâ€™ve Â ever Â seen Â morale,â€? Â Brown Â said. Â â€œThereâ€™s Â a Â real Â climate Â of Â fear Â here Â where Â people Â are Â afraid Â of Â losing Â their Â jobs Â or Â being Â passed Â over Â for Â promotions Â or Â not Â getting Â a Â line Â in Â their Â bud-Â gets. Â People Â are Â looking Â elsewhere Â for Â jobs. Â I Â know Â we Â need Â to Â look Â into Â hiring Â new Â faculty, Â but Â we Â also Â need Â to Â focus Â on Â keeping Â the Â ones Â we Â have.â€?
Road Â Expansion Â Hopes Â to Â Generate Â Commerce By Â Katherine Â Speller Managing Â Editor Â | Â Katherine.email@example.com.
Ground Â will Â be Â broken Â in Â fall Â of Â 2014 Â on Â a Â $2.4 Â million Â construction Â project Â along Â South Â Putt Â Corners Â Road Â to Â Main Â Street Â that Â could Â ultimately Â facilitate Â business Â expansion Â in Â the Â area, Â Deputy Â Mayor Â Rebecca Â Rotzler Â said. Â Rotzler Â said Â the Â project, Â mainly Â funded Â through Â New Â York Â State Â Department Â of Â Trans-Â SRUWDWLRQÂśV 7UDIÂżF ,PSURYHPHQW 3URJUDP 7,3 with Â about Â $120,000 Â covered Â by Â Ulster Â County, Â includes Â the Â creation Â of Â six-Âfoot-Âwide Â shoulders Â and Â turning Â lanes Â on Â Route Â 32 Â and Â into Â New Â Paltz Â High Â School. Â Rotzler Â said Â the Â improvements Â will Â provide Â opportunities Â to Â expand Â the Â areaâ€™s Â outdoor Â recre-Â ational Â facilities, Â as Â the Â increase Â in Â shoulders Â and Â bike Â lanes Â improves Â the Â safety Â of Â the Â area. Â Â â€œThe Â project Â has Â been Â under Â discussion Â for Â
a Â good Â number Â of Â years Â in Â recognition Â of Â the Â fact Â that Â having Â our Â high Â school Â accessible Â by Â a Â long Â road Â without Â shoulders Â presents Â a Â great Â danger Â to Â students Â who Â walk Â or Â bike Â to Â school,â€? Â Rotzler Â said. Â Â In Â addition Â to Â those Â safety Â factors, Â Rotzler Â said Â the Â project Â will Â improve Â the Â maneuvering Â of Â safety Â vehicles Â as Â the Â police Â department Â is Â located Â in Â the Â area. Â Former Â School Â Board Â President Â Don Â Kerr Â is Â the Â leader Â of Â a Â group Â of Â citizens Â â€œfrom Â diverse Â backgroundsâ€? Â looking Â to Â put Â in Â place Â the Â infra-Â structure Â that Â would Â bring Â business Â expansion Â to Â the Â area. Â The Â group Â â€” Â made Â up Â of Â republican, Â democrat, Â green Â and Â independent Â party Â members Â Â â€” Â hopes Â the Â growth Â will Â alleviate Â the Â pressure Â on Â New Â Paltz Â tax-Âpayers, Â Kerr Â said. Â â€œWhen Â republicans, Â democrats, Â greens Â and Â independents Â come Â together, Â itâ€™s Â rare,â€? Â Kerr Â said. Â â€œWe Â just Â want Â to Â make Â damn Â sure Â the Â task Â comes Â
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to Â fruition.â€? Kerr Â said Â the Â ideal Â businesses Â would Â be Â â€œmid-Âsizedâ€? Â and Â â€œin Â line Â with Â the Â communityâ€™s Â standardsâ€? Â and Â that Â the Â larger Â scale Â corporations, Â similar Â to Â Walmart, Â would Â not Â make Â it Â past Â the Â planning Â board. Â Â â€œWe Â donâ€™t Â have Â bigger Â businesses Â in Â New Â Paltz Â and Â never Â will. Â Weâ€™re Â mostly Â small Â mom-Â and-Âpop Â shops,â€? Â Kerr Â said. Â â€œBut Â since Â 16 Â percent Â of Â people Â are Â paying Â 100 Â percent Â of Â the Â taxes, Â we Â need Â this Â expansion Â to Â bring Â in Â the Â tax Â dollars.â€? Kerr Â said Â the Â expansion Â could Â include Â busi-Â nesses Â like Â a Â drive-Âin Â movie Â theater Â or Â a Â perform-Â ing Â arts Â center Â to Â stimulate Â the Â commerce Â in Â the Â area Â and Â bring Â in Â additional Â tax Â money. Â Â Âł,WÂśVRQHSUDFWLFDOWKLQJZH>DVDFRPPXQLW\@ can Â agree Â on,â€? Â Kerr Â said. Â â€œWe Â need Â a Â source Â of Â tax Â revenue Â to Â ensure Â I Â can Â live Â in Â my Â house Â and Â my Â neighbor Â can Â live Â in Â his Â house Â well Â into Â our Â old Â age.â€?
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Good Neighbor Addresses Community Safety
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TOBACCO PURCHASING AGE FROM 18 TO 21 Smokers younger than 21 in the na- tion’s biggest city will soon be barred from buying cigarettes after the New York City Council voted overwhelm- ing Wednesday to raise the tobacco- purchasing age to higher than all but a few other places in the United States. MISTRESS TESTIFIED Another mistress of a former Utah doc- WRUDFFXVHGRINLOOLQJKLVZLIHWHVWL¿HG Wednesday that he had once described how he could induce a heart attack in someone that would appear natural. BRACELET CASE COULD BE SETTLED IN SUPREME COURT
The Good Neighbor Initiative promotes a partnership between the college and community.
By Cat Tacopina Editor-in-Chief | Ctacopina97@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
After the Oct. 5 sexual assault on Plattekill Avenue, SUNY New Paltz, the University Police Department, the New Paltz Police Department and both the Town and Village of New Paltz are col- laborating on a “Good Neighbor Initia- tive.” The Good Neighbor Initiative aims to address the issues of noise, lighting on Plattekill Avenue and other residen- tial streets and security. It promotes an ongoing partnership between the college and community, a press release from the school said. So far, both UPD and the New Paltz Police have increased patrols around Plattekill Avenue during the evening hours in order to increase the area’s VDIHW\6LQFHWKHWLPHRIWKH¿UVWDVVDXOW nearly a month ago, there have been no reported incidents in the area. At a “town and gown” meeting af- ter the Plattekill assault, community and University leaders addressed the issue of additional lighting on Plattekill, as a means of increasing security in that area. At a recent debate, town supervi- sor candidate Randall Leverette said he believes both the university and the local community could share the cost of ad- ditional lighting. “I would like [...] to cost-share some
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of these things,” Leverette said. “The students here are a responsibility of the college and are partly residents of the town, so I think these are things we can share.” Town Supervisor Susan Zimet dis- greed, however, and said that “govern- ments have to take responsibility for themselves.” “I can’t speak for the lights in the village, but the lights in the town are $22,000 a year. That isn’t a lot of mon- ey,” Zimet said. “The reality is, there’s a part of the road that is Platekill, that’s in the village and that is the village’s responsibility. It’s their obligation, and they should pay for it. There’s part of the road that is the college’s, and another part that is the village’s.” SUNY New Paltz President Don- ald Christian said the majority of lights along Plattekill Avenue are on the cam- pus side of the street. “If you walk along Plattekill at night, I think there are nine or 10 lights on the campus side. Almost none or a few on the far side, the village side,” Christian said. “That prompted some conversa- tions that our folks have been involved in about what the village could do to in- crease lighting on that side of Plattekill Avenue that would create a safer envi- ronment, not just for SUNY New Paltz students but for parents and families and kids living here in the community as
well.” The initiative also brought up the is- sue of noise in the town and village dur- ing the nighttime hours. The New Paltz Village Board has tried in the past to pass a noise ordinance to minimize the amount of noise during those hours in the past. The most recent attempt to pass a noise ordinance was in 2011. &KULVWLDQ VDLG WKLV LV QRW WKH ¿UVW WLPH ORFDO RI¿FLDOV KDYH DVNHG WKH FRO- lege to look at the issue of noise con- trol among students during the evening hours. He said this has been a concern from the community for the past “seven or eight years.” “There was some sense in the com- munity that the college should be doing something to control the noise by stu- dents coming to and from campus after the bars close or leaving the taverns and going to off-campus apartments,” Chris- tian said. “But the village couldn’t, or hadn’t, approved a noise ordinance — and still hasn’t. So, you know, we were sort of being asked to do something there that the village wasn’t even willing to help, or hadn’t been able to, create the infrastructure for us to do in the form of a noise ordinance.” As of right now, UPD, the town and village, the New Paltz Police and SUNY New Paltz are still looking at options to include enforcable noise control issues in the village and town.
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The court battle between two girls and their Pennsylvania school over “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets could be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Easton Area School District board voted 7-1 Tuesday night to appeal a federal appeals court’s decision that re- jected its claim the bracelets are lewd and should be banned from school. SANDY HOOK A husband and a mother of two victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre told a Connecticut task force Wednesday they don’t want the 911 tapes released, saying no one needs to hear the sounds from that day. PUBLIC LECTURES Brown University may have to consider changing its policies on public lectures after New York City Police Commis- sioner Ray Kelly was shouted down by community members and students as he tried to give a speech about his depart- ment’s stop-and-frisk policy, a spokes- woman for the Ivy League school said Wednesday. REPORTS
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His voice thick with emotion, Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday again toured the National Domestic Violence Hotline he helped create, calling victims of such abuse “prison- ers in plain sight.” Compiled from the AP Newswire
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Candidates Collide At Coykendall
There will be three gender-neutral suites in Bevier Hall next semester.
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By Andrew Lief Sports Editor | N02452747@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The New Paltz Oracle hosted a debate between Susan Zimet and Randall Leverette, the candidates running for New Paltz town supervisor. The debate, held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, took place in the Coykendall Science Building auditorium. New Paltz residents, as well as SUNY New Paltz students ,attended the debate. Park Point, town and campus police cooperation, lighting on Platekill Avenue, the Good Neighbor Ini- tiative, the town budget, consolidation and fracking were all discussed. During his opening remarks, Leverette said he would like to improve the process of town govern- ment and operate with more transparency. Zimet said that she will use her power in government for the “betterment of our community.” 7KH ¿UVW LVVXH DGGUHVVHG ZDV 3DUN 3RLQW %RWK candidates said they are supportive of what’s best for the college, but feel the school needs to pay the tax so the burden is not shifted to homeowners.
In regards to policing the Park Point area, Lev- erette and Zimet both believed that responsibility be- longs to university police. On the issue of the town’s budget, Leverette said ÀDZVVWHPIURPWKHFRPSWUROOHU¶VUHSRUWRIWKHEXG- get allocations. “The town needs to itemize and clarify exactly how it takes in and spends its money,” he said. Zimet argued the comptroller’s report was based on the previous supervisor’s budget and that she has fought to get the town’s budget back in place. She also said she would rather have a budget that decre- aed taxes by 4.4 percent rather than Ulster County’s budget that increases taxes by 9 percent. On the topic of Plattekill lighting, both candidates said more lights should be present on Plattekill Av- enue to make the town safer for those who walk in that area at night. “One attempted rape is one attempted rape too many,” Zimet said. With the Good Neighbor Initiative — a joint ac- tion between Police, Town, Village and University of- ¿FLDOVZKLFKDLPVWRNHHSQRLVHFRQWURODQGSURPRWH
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an overal safer area around Plattekill Avenue — Lev- erette said people in the community should be good and respect neighbors. Zimet said she’s heard the de- crease in noise from students has been “astoundingly better” this year. On Town and Village consolidation, both candi- dates said the people of New Paltz will have to make a decision on what they want for their community. Leverette said he supports the ban on fracking, but he believes it is a national issue. Zimet said dur- ing her tenure as town supervisor, fracking has been banned in the New Paltz and she is working to have it banned in the state of New York. In her closing remarks, Zimet said she wants to make New Paltz a “bike friendly” place, for New Paltz to have its own water system and for taxes to be lowered. “Keeping the taxes down has always been my main focus and I’ve delivered every year,” Zimet said. Leverette said his focal points are process over politics, transparency and a collaborative govern- ment. The election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
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School Â Of Â Education Â Honors Â Area Â Teachers By Â Jennifer Â Newman Copy Â Editor Â | Â Jnewman46@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â School Â of Â Edu-Â cation Â recognized Â seven Â teachers Â around Â the Â area Â for Â this Â yearâ€™s Â Deanâ€™s Â Award Â for Â Excellence Â in Â Teaching. Â This Â yearâ€™s Â recipients Â are Â Kimberly Â Dunkin Â of Â Furnace Â Woods Â Elementary, Â David Â Brown Â of Â Horizons-Âon-Âthe-ÂHudson Â Magnet Â School, Â Kim Â Di Â Curcio Â of Â Pine Â Tree Â Elementary Â School, Â Jaime Â Ferrari Â of Â Furnace Â Woods Â Elementary Â School, Â Craig Â Fryer Â of Â Millbrook Â Middle Â School Â and Â High Â School, Â Genevieve Â Privitera Â of Â Pakanasink Â Elementary Â School Â and Â Robin Â Scott Â of Â Berea Â Elementary Â School. Criteria Â for Â this Â award Â required Â teach-Â HUV WR KDYH PDGH D VLJQLÂżFDQW LPSDFW RQ studentsâ€™ Â lives, Â on Â their Â learning Â outcomes Â and Â growth Â and Â to Â the Â school Â environment. Â Teachers Â who Â receive Â this Â annual Â award Â are Â recommended Â by Â area Â school Â administrators Â and Â selected Â by Â a Â committee Â of Â education Â faculty Â and Â professionals, Â ac-Â cording Â to Â the Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â website. Â The Â Deanâ€™s Â Award Â for Â Excellence Â in Â Teaching Â honors Â excellence, Â innovation, Â service, Â professionalism, Â commitment Â and Â enthusiasm. Â It Â acknowledges Â the Â integral Â
role Â that Â teachers Â play Â in Â communities Â where Â they Â foster Â the Â ideals Â of Â learning, Â inquiry Â and Â the Â primacy Â of Â education Â as Â a Â foundation Â for Â intellectual, Â social Â and Â eco-Â nomic Â well-Âbeing, Â according Â to Â a Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â press Â release. Scott, Â a Â teacher Â at Â Berea Â Elementary Â for Â 16 Â years, Â questioned Â the Â award Â when Â VKH ÂżUVW KHDUG WKH QHZV WKDW VKH ZDV FKR-Â sen. â€œTo Â be Â very Â honest Â with Â you, Â when Â I Â received Â a Â letter Â from Â New Â Paltz Â stating Â that Â I Â won Â the Â award, Â I Â didnâ€™t Â know Â what Â the Â award Â was Â or Â what Â it Â was Â for,â€? Â Scott Â said. Â â€œI Â almost Â thought Â it Â was Â a Â joke. Â I Â looked Â it Â up Â on Â the Â internet Â and Â to Â my Â surprise, Â it Â was Â legitimate.â€? Scott Â said Â after Â the Â initial Â discovery Â of Â the Â award, Â she Â was Â excited Â that Â it Â was Â initi-Â ated Â by Â her Â administration. â€œWhen Â you Â think Â about Â how Â busy Â our Â administrators Â are, Â there Â is Â hardly Â time Â to Â write Â glowing Â letters, Â never Â mind Â notice Â the Â extra Â work Â teachers Â are Â doing Â to Â help Â children,â€? Â Scott Â said. Â â€œI Â truly Â appreciate Â the Â kind Â and Â thoughtful Â words Â and Â letters. Â I Â am Â honored Â to Â be Â in Â a Â category Â with Â such Â ex-Â ceptional Â educators.â€? Ferrari, Â a Â teacher Â for Â 11 Â years, Â also Â felt Â honored Â to Â have Â been Â given Â the Â award. Â
â€œItâ€™s Â not Â every Â day Â that Â you Â recieve Â an Â award Â for Â teaching,â€? Â Ferrari Â said. Â â€œBeing Â a Â recipient Â of Â this Â award Â means Â a Â lot. Â It Â re-Â minds Â me Â that Â I Â can Â affect Â change Â and Â be Â DSRVLWLYHLQĂ€XHQFHRQP\VWXGHQWVÂśOLYHVÂ´ Ferrari Â said Â she Â was Â grateful Â for Â the Â award Â and Â that Â it Â was Â refreshing Â to Â know Â that Â her Â efforts Â did Â not Â go Â unnoticed. Â She Â cited Â the Â other Â teachers Â she Â works Â with Â as Â her Â support Â system. â€œI Â am Â lucky Â to Â work Â with Â many Â tal-Â ented Â and Â amazing Â teachers,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œI Â like Â to Â think Â we Â learn Â from Â each Â other Â as Â we Â support Â each Â other Â and Â try Â to Â do Â whatâ€™s Â best Â for Â our Â students. Â At Â the Â end Â of Â the Â day, Â thatâ€™s Â what Â truly Â matters.â€? Privitera, Â a Â teacher Â for Â 17 Â years, Â is Â cur-Â rently Â in Â her Â seventh Â year Â of Â teaching Â sec-Â ond Â grade, Â and Â said Â she Â was Â just Â as Â honored Â and Â humbled Â to Â receive Â the Â award Â as Â any Â teacher Â would Â be. â€œThere Â are Â so Â many Â wonderful Â teachers Â in Â our Â district,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œEach Â one Â is Â dedi-Â cated, Â inspiring Â and Â very Â good Â at Â teaching. Â Â We Â all Â have Â our Â own Â unique Â style Â when Â working Â with Â the Â children Â in Â our Â classes. Â To Â be Â singled Â out Â is Â [...] Â quite Â amazing.â€? Her Â co-Âworker, Â music Â teacher Â Paula Â Orcutt Â recognizes Â the Â work Â Privitera Â puts Â into Â her Â classroom.
â€œGen Â is Â highly Â respected Â by Â colleagues, Â parents Â and Â students Â and Â it Â is Â a Â privilege Â to Â teach Â with Â her,â€? Â Orcutt Â said. Â â€œShe Â goes Â above Â and Â beyond Â what Â is Â expected Â of Â her Â to Â make Â sure Â she Â reaches Â every Â child Â and Â LGHQWLÂżHVWKHLUOHDUQLQJVW\OHV&KLOGUHQDUH happy Â in Â her Â classroom Â and Â know Â that Â Mrs. Â Privitera Â is Â a Â person Â who Â understands Â and Â cares Â for Â them.â€? Â The Â School Â of Â Education Â at Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â honors Â exceptional Â teachers Â throughout Â the Â Mid-ÂHudson Â Valley Â as Â part Â of Â its Â objective Â to Â recognize Â and Â foster Â ex-Â cellence, Â not Â only Â among Â its Â own Â alumni, Â but Â among Â the Â broader Â community Â of Â teach-Â ers Â in Â the Â Mid-ÂHudson Â Valley, Â according Â to Â the Â website. â€œI Â think Â the Â award Â itself Â is Â a Â great Â way Â WRUHFRJQL]HVRPHRIWKHWHUULÂżFHGXFDWRUV we Â have Â right Â here Â in Â our Â own Â community,â€? Â Privitera Â said. Â â€œIt Â was Â so Â wonderful Â to Â hear Â the Â accomplishments Â of Â each Â of Â the Â other Â recipients.â€? Â Â Privitera Â said Â she Â did Â not Â expect Â an Â award Â for Â her Â work, Â and Â that Â she Â does Â her Â best, Â not Â for Â herself, Â but Â for Â the Â â€œlittle Â guysâ€? Â that Â she Â is Â responsible Â for Â everyday. â€œI Â truly Â did Â not Â expect Â an Â award, Â that Â is Â for Â sureâ€? Â she Â said. Â â€œI Â do Â what Â I Â do Â because Â I Â absolutely Â love Â it.â€?
Senate Â Discusses Â Drug Â Policy, Â Black Â Solidarity Â And Â Renovations By Â Anthony Â DeRosa Copy Â Editor Â | Â N002385288@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Â 56th Â student Â senate Â met Â Wednesday, Â Oct. Â 30 Â at Â 7:30 Â p.m. Â in Â Student Â Union Â (SU) Â 418. Â Student Â Association Â (SA) Â President Â Man-Â uel Â Tejada Â opened Â the Â meeting Â announcing Â that Â the Â â€œLetâ€™s Â Talk Â About...â€? Â Symposium Â will Â be Â held Â on Â Nov. Â 16 Â in Â the Â SU Â Building Â Multipur-Â pose Â Room. Â Executive Â Vice Â President Â of Â SA Â Zachary Â Rousseas Â said Â that Â he Â had Â previously Â misinter-Â preted Â SUNYâ€™s Â non-Âdiscrimination Â policy Â stat-Â ing Â that Â it Â did Â in Â fact Â protect Â gender Â identity, Â however Â not Â all Â SUNY Â schools Â adhere Â to Â the Â policy. Â Rousseas Â said Â that Â the Â efforts Â made Â by Â the Â senate Â to Â change Â the Â policy Â when Â they Â pre-Â viously Â believed Â it Â to Â not Â protect Â gender Â iden-Â tity Â will Â not Â go Â to Â waste, Â as Â he Â plans Â to Â rework Â their Â legislation Â to Â propose Â mandatory Â adoption Â of Â the Â SUNY Â non-Âdiscrimination Â policy Â by Â all Â SUNY Â schools Â at Â the Â SUNY Â Student Â Assembly Â on Â Nov. Â 8. Â Rousseas Â also Â said Â that Â the Â â€œKnow Â Your Â Rightsâ€? Â event Â will Â take Â place Â on Â Nov. Â 12 Â at Â 7 Â
p.m. Â in Â Lecture Â Center Â 104. Â The Â event Â will Â be Â attended Â by Â students Â from Â the Â University Â Police Â Commission Â as Â well Â as Â special Â guest Â speaker Â $QG\.RVVRYHURI.RVVRYHU/DZ2IÂżFHVZKR will Â be Â hosting Â a Â workshop Â during Â the Â event. Â Â Vice Â President Â of Â Academic Â Affairs Â and Â Governance Â Jordan Â Taylor Â said Â the Â students Â of Â color Â sit-Âin Â at Â the Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â faculty Â meeting Â went Â well, Â with Â students Â voicing Â their Â concerns Â to Â faculty Â over Â racist Â remarks Â made Â on Â campus Â and Â professors Â assigning Â work Â on Â Black Â Solidarity Â Day Â that, Â according Â to Â Taylor, Â is Â not Â allowed Â because Â it Â is Â on Â the Â campus Â cal-Â endar. Â The Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â website Â states Â that Â any Â student Â who Â informs Â their Â professor Â about Â their Â participation Â in Â Black Â Solidarity Â Day Â is Â to Â be Â allowed Â exceptions Â from Â school Â work Â to Â be Â made Â up Â at Â a Â later Â date. Â Black Â Solidarity Â Day Â is Â Monday, Â Nov. Â 4. Â Sojourner Â Truth Â Library Â Dean Â Mark Â Colv-Â son Â spoke Â to Â senate Â about Â the Â library Â renova-Â tion Â and Â the Â substitute Â space Â provided Â in Â the Â absence Â of Â the Â libraryâ€™s Â late Â night Â study Â area. Â
Colvson Â said Â that Â the Â College Â Terrace Â has Â for Â the Â last Â two Â weeks Â served Â as Â the Â substitute Â for Â late Â night Â study Â but Â student Â turnout Â has Â been Â dismal. Â Colvson Â said Â he Â has Â considered Â closing Â WKH VSDFH EXW VDLG LW ZLOO UHRSHQ IRU ÂżQDOÂśV week. Â Colvson Â said Â he Â was Â open Â to Â suggestions Â on Â how Â to Â improve Â the Â late Â night Â study Â situa-Â tion Â and Â asked Â senate Â to Â discuss Â the Â issue. Â Colvson Â also Â said Â that Â the Â contract Â bid Â to Â continue Â the Â libraryâ€™s Â renovation Â is Â scheduled Â to Â go Â out Â early Â this Â winter Â and Â estimated Â con-Â struction Â to Â start Â again Â in Â spring Â 2014. Â Â Â Senator Â Kelly Â Brennan Â gave Â a Â presenta-Â tion Â on Â changing Â the Â campus Â drug Â policy Â re-Â garding Â marijuana. Â %UHQQDQ LGHQWLÂżHG VRPH RI WKH SUREOHPV she Â believed Â the Â current Â policy Â had, Â including Â the Â collegeâ€™s Â two-Âstrike Â policy Â for Â marijuana Â offenses Â and Â the Â possession Â of Â .01 Â grams Â of Â PDULMXDQDEHLQJFODVVLÂżHGDVDQRIIHQVHZKHQ New Â York Â stateâ€™s Â decriminalization Â of Â marijua-Â QDFODVVLÂżHVSRVVHVVLRQRIXQGHUJUDPVDVD ÂżQDEOHRIIHQVHRQO\%UHQQDQDOVRGUHZDWWHQ-Â
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tion Â to Â the Â fact Â that Â the Â vast Â majority Â of Â arrests Â and Â police Â reports Â made Â by Â University Â Police Â Department Â are Â marijuana Â related. Â Brennan Â listed Â possible Â suggestions Â on Â how Â student Â sen-Â ate Â could Â approach Â changing Â the Â policy, Â such Â as Â SA Â President Â Tejadaâ€™s Â campus Â drug Â survey, Â cre-Â ating Â a Â petition Â and Â reaching Â out Â to Â drug Â policy Â activists. Â Senator Â Paulina Â Lustgarten Â proposed Â a Â senate Â sponsored Â â€œgreen Â ribbonâ€? Â campaign Â in Â favor Â of Â better Â drug Â policy, Â an Â idea Â countering Â â€œred Â ribbonâ€? Â campaigns Â that Â promote Â drug Â ab-Â stinence. Â SA Â Vice Â President Â Rousseas Â said Â that Â it Â was Â too Â early Â to Â draft Â legislation Â for Â this Â kind Â of Â campaign Â until Â senateâ€™s Â drug Â policy Â survey Â was Â released. Â Rousseas Â said Â that Â the Â surveyâ€™s Â numbers Â would Â provide Â for Â stronger Â legisla-Â tion Â down Â the Â line. Â SA Â Advisor Â Mike Â Patterson Â agreed, Â and Â said Â that Â supporting Â this Â campaign Â before Â the Â senate Â sponsored Â drug Â survey Â was Â complete Â would Â send Â mixed Â messages Â to Â stu-Â dents Â and Â administration. Â The Â senate Â will Â meet Â next Â Wednesday, Â Nov. Â 7.
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Racial Â Sign Â Incident Â Prompts Â Education Â Campaign By Â Anthony Â DeRosa Copy Â Editor Â | Â N02385288@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Black Â Studies Â professor Â Karanja Â Carroll Â and Â sociology Â Professor Â Alexandra Â Cox Â organized Â a Â public Â screening Â of Â the Â PBS Â documentary, Â â€œThe Â Murder Â of Â Emmett Â Tillâ€? Â in Â re-Â sponse Â to Â the Â sign Â â€œEmmett Â Till Â deserved Â to Â dieâ€? Â posted Â in Â Dubois Â Hall Â last Â week. Â The Â documentary, Â which Â screened Â on Â Wednesday, Â Oct. Â 30 Â in Â Lecture Â Center Â 100, Â uncovers Â the Â life Â of Â Emmett Â Till, Â his Â murder, Â the Â circumstances Â surrounding Â his Â murder, Â the Â aftermath Â of Â his Â death Â and Â its Â effects. Â Â $FFRUGLQJWR&DUUROOWKHLGHDWRVKRZWKHÂżOPVWHPPHG in Â part Â from Â a Â statement Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â President Â Donald Â Christian Â made Â in Â his Â email Â to Â the Â campus Â regarding Â the Â sign. Â Christian Â wrote Â that Â in Â talking Â with Â students Â about Â the Â incident, Â many Â did Â not Â know Â who Â Emmett Â Till Â was. Â &DUUROOVDLGWKDWE\VKRZLQJWKHÂżOPDXGLHQFHVZRXOG hopefully Â be Â educated Â as Â to Â who Â Emmett Â Till Â was, Â his Â role Â in Â the Â Civil Â Rights Â Movement Â and Â the Â larger Â Black Â Freedom Â Movement Â as Â well Â as Â why Â the Â posting Â in Â Dubois Â is Â of Â sig-Â QLÂżFDQFHWRVWXGHQWV â€œI Â think Â that Â a Â lot Â of Â my Â students Â still Â donâ€™t Â completely Â get Â why Â this Â matters Â or Â why Â students Â are Â upset Â about Â the Â VLJQÂ´&R[VDLGÂł>6FUHHQLQJWKLVÂżOP@ZLOOSXWLQWRFRQWH[W why Â the Â sign Â felt Â so Â scary Â for Â a Â lot Â of Â students.â€? Cox Â said Â the Â most Â poignant Â reactions Â to Â the Â sign Â have Â come Â from Â students Â who Â expressed Â fear Â and Â anger Â over Â the Â incident Â only Â to Â receive Â a Â response Â from Â some Â faculty Â and Â
administrators Â that Â the Â incident Â is Â â€œnot Â a Â big Â deal.â€? Â Â Â Â Â â€œI Â think Â thatâ€™s Â been Â what Â is Â most Â frustrating Â to Â me, Â that Â in Â the Â face Â of Â what Â they Â experience Â as Â outrage Â theyâ€™re Â get-Â ting Â indifference,â€? Â Cox Â said. Â â€œA Â number Â of Â students Â feel Â like Â there Â has Â been Â a Â sense Â [from Â administration Â and Â fac-Â XOW\@ WKDW WKH\ DUH UXIĂ€LQJ WRR PDQ\ IHDWKHUV E\ EULQJLQJ attention Â to Â the Â issue, Â that Â raising Â the Â issue Â only Â causes Â more Â problems.â€? Â Â Carroll Â said Â while Â discussing Â the Â incident Â in Â class, Â a Â number Â of Â students Â of Â color Â expressed Â concern Â over Â their Â safety Â on Â campus Â given Â the Â racist Â remarks Â that Â have Â ap-Â peared Â in Â New Â Paltz Â in Â the Â past Â few Â years. Â Â Â Â Â Âł7KLV KDSSHQHG LQ D GRUPLWRU\ >UHVLGHQFH KDOO@ ,WÂśV supposed Â to Â be Â your Â home Â away Â from Â home Â and Â represent Â some Â level Â of Â security Â and Â comfort,â€? Â Carroll Â said. Â â€œYet Â you Â walk Â out Â of Â your Â suite Â and Â this Â sign Â is Â what Â you Â see Â across Â the Â hall? Â There Â is Â clearly Â an Â issue Â of Â safety Â that Â has Â come Â upon Â the Â students.â€? Â Cox Â said Â that Â some Â students Â have Â even Â expressed Â doubt Â over Â staying Â in Â New Â Paltz. â€œWhen Â those Â individuals Â feel Â like Â they Â donâ€™t Â want Â to Â be Â part Â of Â this Â community Â anymore, Â when Â they Â donâ€™t Â feel Â safe Â LQKDELWLQJWKRVHUROHV>DVFDPSXVOHDGHUV@WKHQ1HZ3DOW] isnâ€™t Â New Â Paltz. Â I Â think Â thatâ€™s Â part Â of Â the Â problem Â when Â not Â proactively Â addressing Â this Â issue.â€? Â Carroll Â said Â that Â student Â organizations Â should Â lead Â the Â discussion Â on Â the Â racial Â signage Â issue Â because Â it Â effects Â them Â the Â most, Â but Â said Â that Â Cox Â and Â himself Â planned Â to Â organize Â a Â faculty Â response Â in Â the Â coming Â weeks. Â Â
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â€œHopefully Â within Â the Â next Â week Â or Â two, Â I Â can Â pull Â some Â faculty Â together Â and Â we Â can Â start Â having Â some Â discus-Â sions Â about Â how Â to Â have Â these Â things Â not Â happen Â on Â campus Â and Â infuse Â this Â particular Â type Â of Â thinking Â in Â our Â teaching,â€? Â Carroll Â said. Â Â
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Turning The Page On New Paltz NOVELISTS SET NEW BOOKS IN THE VILLAGE By Â Jahna Â Romano Contributing Â Writer Â | Â Romanoj3@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu Three Â Hudson Â Valley-Âbased Â authors Â came Â together Â with Â Nina Â Shengold, Â the Â book Â editor Â for Â Chronogram, Â for Â a Â roundtable Â discussion Â about Â the Â settings Â of Â their Â novels. Â Jennifer Â Castle, Â author Â of Â â€œYou Â Look Â Different Â in Â Real Â Life,â€? Â Owen Â King, Â author Â of Â â€œDouble Â Featureâ€? Â and Â Greg Â Olear, Â author Â of Â â€œFathermucker,â€? Â each Â set Â their Â novels Â in Â New Â Paltz, Â either Â stating Â that Â the Â village Â was Â the Â setting Â directly Â or Â thinly Â veiling Â it Â to Â be Â a Â small Â town Â in Â the Â Hudson Â Valley. Â Shengold Â got Â the Â idea Â for Â a Â â€œNew Â Pfalseâ€? Â theme, Â playing Â with Â the Â idea Â that Â some Â of Â the Â authors Â referred Â to Â New Â Paltz Â under Â different Â names, Â when Â Unison Â Arts Â Center Â asked Â her Â to Â do Â the Â roundtable Â discussion. Â During Â the Â discussion, Â the Â three Â authors Â talked Â about Â what Â it Â was Â like Â to Â use Â New Â Paltz Â as Â their Â storiesâ€™ Â backdrop, Â as Â well Â as Â what Â the Â town Â means Â to Â them Â per-Â sonally. Â .According Â to Â Shengold, Â â€œit Â was Â a Â lively, Â fun Â discussion.â€? The Â three Â authors Â each Â have Â children Â and Â know Â each Â other Â socially, Â according Â to Â Olear. Â â€œIt Â was Â fun Â to Â hang Â out Â with Â them Â in Â a Â literary Â con-Â text Â rather Â than Â one Â that Â involves Â elementary Â school,â€? Â he Â said. Â The Â authors Â each Â took Â their Â own Â direction Â when Â writing Â about Â the Â village. Â Olear Â wrote Â about Â New Â Paltz Â directly, Â â€œexpansively Â and Â explicitly, Â just Â as Â Joyce Â does Â with Â Ulysses.â€? Â In Â his Â novel Â â€œFathermucker,â€? Â he Â said, Â â€œreaders Â familiar Â with Â New Â Paltz Â will Â readily Â and Â eas-Â ily Â identify Â the Â places Â the Â protagonist Â goes.â€? Â In Â contrast, Â Castle Â wrote Â about Â â€œMountain Â Ridge,â€? Â DÂżFWLRQDOWRZQEDVHGXSRQ1HZ3DOW]6KHQJROGVDLG allowing Â her Â â€œto Â be Â a Â bit Â looser Â with Â geography Â and Â distances.â€? Â King Â used Â the Â same Â method Â as Â Castle, Â writing Â about Â â€œHasbrouck, Â New Â York,â€? Â in Â his Â novel, Â which Â DOVRDOORZHGIRUORRVHUGHÂżQLWLRQVRIVSDFHDQGQDPHV
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Despite Â the Â slight Â changes, Â â€œitâ€™s Â only Â a Â thin Â veil Â â€œany-Â one Â who Â knows Â New Â Paltz Â will Â easily Â recognize Â the Â state Â college, Â Huguenot Â graveyard Â and Â other Â tell-Âtale Â signs,â€? Â Shengold Â said. Â 6KHQJROG VDLG VKH KRSHV WR UHDG PRUH ÂżFWLRQ VHW locally, Â â€œset Â on Â the Â banks Â of Â the Â Wallkillâ€? Â and Â â€œin Â the Â shadow Â of Â the Â Gunks.â€?
Â Castle Â said Â she Â is Â working Â on Â another Â Young Â Adult Â (YA) Â novel Â set Â in Â the Â Hudson Â Valley. Â â€œItâ€™s Â a Â place Â that Â feeds Â our Â souls Â as Â writers Â and Â general Â humans Â and Â where Â we Â want Â our Â kids Â to Â grow Â up,â€? Â Castle Â said. Â â€œWe Â all Â [the Â authors] Â agreed Â that Â the Â way Â we Â looked Â at Â our Â lives Â unfolding Â here Â played Â a Â big Â part Â in Â how Â our Â recent Â books Â came Â together.â€?
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Helping Others To Help Themselves
CAMPUS CLUB CREATES FORUM FOR STUDENTS WITH EATING DISORDERS
Third-year media and production founded R10ts Not Diets, a group dedicated to battling eating disorders.
By Ben Kindlon Features Editor | N02182316@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
In the United States, only one out of every 10 people suffering from eating disorders seeks help. The other 90 per- cent remain untreated. The name of SUNY New Paltz’s three-week old club, “R10ts Not Diets,” is derived from this statistic Club Presi- dent, third-year media production and management major, Carissa Cancel said. Cancel said she started her blog “R10ts Not Diets,” to raise awareness and offer support to people suffering from eating disorders. She said her blog started as a class assignment and in time transformed into a group recognized by the New Paltz Student’s Clubs and As- sociations. “I had a couple of requests to make a club and a bunch of followers,” Can- cel said. “I decided it was a good idea to
make the club.” 7KH FOXE KHOG LW ¿UVW PHHWLQJ RQ Oct. 24 in SUB 407. Although the club’s Facebook group has over 200 likes, not nearly that many showed. 'HVSLWH D WXUQRXW RI RQO\ ¿YH VWX- dents, Cancel said she wants to encour- age more to come and use the club as a support group. Cancel said she feels that people may be embarrassed to come out to the meetings because of how others will view them. She said she will continue to encourage people not to feel ashamed and instead to attend meetings and open- ly confront their issues. “I want people to feel comfortable coming to the meetings,” Cancel said. “These meetings should be seen as a place for me to come for support in an open atmosphere.” Director of the Psychological Coun- seling Center Dr. Gweneth Lloyd said
eating disorders are a “very prevalent issue in college age students,” but also said that the onset can start during the teen years or even younger. She said that eating disorders can develop from various issues, includ- ing negative relationships with parents, peers and partners. The media is another main source contributing to the onset of eating disorders among young adults, Lloyd said. “People are given a lot of mixed messages from the media,” she said, “both male and female.” According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) website, over 20 million woman and 10 million men in the United States suffer from a ³FOLQLFDOO\VLJQL¿FDQWHDWLQJGLVRUGHU´DW some point in their life. Lloyd said that people suffering from an eating disorder are at greater risk to other health problems, including
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negative impacts on the cardiovascular, respiratory, oral and digestive systems. “The malnourishment creates a whole range of other medical problems for them. Eating disorders are similar to a drug or alcohol addiction,” said Lloyd. “It’s very emotionally, psychologically and physically painful.” While Lloyd said that she is in sup- port of raising awareness and combating eating disorders, she said it is important that students suffering from eating disor- ders should not use “R10ts Not Diets” as an alternative to seeking additional pro- fessional help. The Psychological Counseling Cen- ter is located in the Student Health and Counseling Center on the SUNY New Paltz campus. Lloyd said she wants to encourage anyone who is seeking help for them self or someone they know to contact the center. Their number is 845-257-2920.
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Ready, JET, Go
JAPANESE TEACHING PROGRAM SENDS STUDENTS ABROAD By Â Hannah Â Nesich Assistant Â Copy Â Editor Â | Â N02183569@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â students Â interested Â in Â teaching Â or Â Japa-Â nese Â culture Â have Â an Â opportunity Â to Â combine Â both Â passions Â in Â a Â unique Â program Â that Â was Â recently Â presented Â to Â the Â campus Â in Â an Â information Â session. On Â Tuesday, Â Oct. Â 29, Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â students Â gathered Â in Â SUB Â 409 Â to Â learn Â of Â opportunities Â to Â teach Â English Â overseas Â through Â the Â Japan Â Exchange Â and Â Teaching Â Program, Â or Â JET. Â The Â JET Â program, Â founded Â in Â 1987, Â is Â a Â government-Â sponsored Â program Â that Â brings Â more Â than Â 4,000 Â native-ÂEnglish Â speakers Â to Â teach Â in Â Japanese Â public Â schools, Â according Â to Â the Â RIÂżFLDO ZHEVLWH 1HDUO\ KDOI RI WKH SDUWLFLSDQWV KDLOLQJ IURP more Â than Â 40 Â countries, Â are Â from Â the Â United Â States. Former Â linguistics Â professor Â and Â JET Â participant Â Nathen Â Clerici Â facilitated Â the Â information Â session, Â which Â attracted Â 25 Â students Â and Â featured Â Japanese Â Consulate Â Representative Â Nor-Â iko Â Furuhata Â as Â a Â speaker. Â â€œNoriko Â showed Â a Â few Â short Â videos Â about Â the Â program, Â in-Â cluding Â a Â few Â examples Â of Â what Â life Â and Â work Â is Â like Â for Â partici-Â pants,â€? Â Clerici Â said. Â â€œThen Â she Â talked Â about Â some Â of Â the Â details Â of Â application, Â remuneration Â and Â the Â support Â system Â in Â the Â pro-Â gram.â€? Â The Â eventâ€™s Â other Â speaker Â was Â a Â New Â Paltz Â alumni Â Â and Â a Â participant Â of Â the Â JET Â program Â from Â 2009 Â to Â 2013, Â Serena Â Winchell. Â She Â discussed Â her Â experiences, Â showed Â pictures Â and Â answered Â questions. Â The Â session, Â which Â lasted Â about Â 70 Â minutes, Â wrapped Â up Â with Â a Â question-Âand-Âanswer Â portion Â for Â both Â speakers, Â accord-Â ing Â to Â Clerici. Â â€œA Â few Â people Â stayed Â around Â afterward Â to Â carry Â on Â the Â con-Â versation,â€? Â Clerici Â said. Â â€œThe Â attendees Â responded Â by Â asking Â many Â questions. Â They Â are Â in Â various Â stages Â of Â their Â applications Â and Â had Â different Â concerns. Â Some Â are Â not Â graduating Â this Â year, Â and Â weâ€™re Â here Â to Â see Â if Â JET Â is Â something Â theyâ€™d Â like Â to Â pursue Â in Â the Â future.â€? Â One Â thing Â students Â learned Â at Â the Â meeting Â was Â that Â though Â a Â college Â degree Â is Â required Â to Â apply Â for Â the Â JET Â program, Â it Â doesnâ€™t Â have Â to Â be Â in Â teaching Â or Â the Â Japanese Â language. Â Lisa Â Petro, Â who Â participated Â in Â the Â JET Â program Â from Â 2009 Â to Â 2010, Â entered Â the Â JET Â program Â with Â an Â undergraduate Â degree Â in Â art Â education, Â which Â she Â said Â helped Â keep Â her Â grounded Â in Â her Â work.
Clerici Â was Â an Â international Â language Â major Â and Â Russian Â minor Â before Â participating Â in Â JET. &OHULFLKDVĂ€H[HGERWKKLVWHDFKLQJDQGEXVLQHVVPXVFOHV After Â teaching Â English Â through Â the Â JET Â program Â from Â 1999-Â 2001, Â he Â received Â his Â masterâ€™s Â degree Â in Â Japanese Â literature Â and Â then Â moved Â back Â to Â Japan Â to Â work Â in Â purchasing Â for Â a Â wood Â company. Now Â a Â professor Â of Â linguistics, Â Clerici Â said Â the Â JET Â experi-Â ence Â was Â a Â direct Â impact Â on Â his Â career Â path Â and Â the Â reason Â he Â wanted Â to Â facilitate Â an Â information Â session Â for Â interested Â stu-Â dents. Âł>-(7@LVDJRRGFKDQFHWRUHĂ€HFWRQZKDW\RXÂśYHGRQHDQG where Â you Â want Â to Â go,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œIt Â can Â appeal Â to Â people Â with Â various Â aspirations, Â like Â if Â you Â want Â to Â teach, Â or Â if Â you Â want Â to Â go Â to Â graduate Â school.â€? For Â Petro, Â the Â attraction Â was Â simple. Â Besides Â a Â personal Â draw Â to Â Japanese Â culture Â and Â a Â classmateâ€™s Â suggestion, Â JETâ€™s Â reputation Â stood Â out Â to Â her. â€œThere Â are Â many Â programs Â out Â there Â for Â teaching Â abroad, Â but Â JET Â is Â one Â of Â the Â most Â prestigious Â and Â widely Â recognized,â€? Â Petro Â said. Â Â With Â prestige Â comes Â competition. Â Petro Â said Â the Â application Â process Â was Â â€œintense.â€? â€œYou Â begin Â in Â October Â with Â the Â application Â and Â an Â essay. Â <RXKDYHWRZDLWXQWLO)HEUXDU\WRHYHQÂżQGRXWLI\RXVFRUHGDQ LQWHUYLHZDQGWKHQIURPWKHUH\RXZDLWXQWLO$SULOWRÂżQGRXWLI you Â are Â selected,â€? Â Petro Â said. Â â€œIt Â is Â quite Â exhilarating, Â but Â also, Â really Â taught Â me Â to Â roll Â with Â life, Â because Â here Â you Â are Â waiting Â WRÂżQGRXWLI\RXUHQWLUHOLIHZLOOEHFKDQJLQJLQWKHQH[W\HDU Moving Â abroad Â alone Â is Â not Â small Â task.â€? Clerici Â said Â JET Â candidates Â can Â improve Â their Â chances Â by Â teaching Â English Â on Â a Â volunteer Â basis Â and Â taking Â a Â class Â on Â Japa-Â nese Â culture Â and Â that Â overall, Â â€œif Â you Â have Â a Â good Â personality, Â you Â have Â a Â good Â shot.â€? Â Petro Â said Â the Â best Â candidate Â for Â JET Â is Â someone Â who Â is Â FRQÂżGHQWĂ€H[LEOHDQGUHVSRQVLEOH â€œIf Â you Â have Â an Â appetite Â for Â learning, Â are Â open Â minded, Â and Â willing Â to Â get Â the Â most Â out Â of Â every Â experience Â that Â comes Â your Â way, Â then Â you Â are Â a Â great Â candidate Â for Â JET,â€? Â Petro Â said. Â â€œTeach-Â ing Â experiences, Â whether Â you Â are Â seasoned Â or Â not, Â will Â come. Â Resume Â building Â opportunities Â will Â be Â there. Â Chances Â at Â discov-Â ering Â yourself Â are Â all Â over. Â It Â is Â in Â the Â adventure Â that Â JET Â really Â exists.â€?
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â€œBoxed Delightsâ€? By Â Maddie Â Anthony Â email@example.com
Each week, one of the members of our Copy Desk will share their culinary chops with you. Bon appetit! â€œThereâ€™s Â been Â a Â mistakeâ€Ś Â youâ€™ve Â acci-Â dentally Â given Â me Â the Â food Â my Â food Â eats.â€? Â If Â you Â know Â what Â this Â quote Â is Â from Â and Â who Â said Â it Â (clearly Â Ron Â Swanson) Â then Â you Â watch Â Parks Â and Â Recreation Â and Â you Â are Â per-Â fect. Â If Â this Â is Â also Â how Â you Â feel Â when Â some-Â one Â brings Â you Â a Â salad Â or Â offers Â you Â a Â rice Â cake, Â read Â on. Each Â week, Â one Â of Â us Â copy Â editors Â writes Â about Â one Â of Â our Â favorite Â meals Â and Â how Â to Â FUHDWHLW%HORZ\RXZLOOÂżQGRQHRIP\ID vorite Â recipes: Â 1. Â Waddle Â over Â to Â Mobile, Â or Â Conve-Â nient, Â or Â Oscars Â or Â whatever Â late Â night Â food Â shack Â is Â closest Â to Â your Â place Â of Â residence. Â 2. Â Buy Â a Â box Â of Â something. Â It Â can Â be Â VWXIÂżQJP\SHUVRQDOIDYRULWH 9HOYHHWDLQ stant Â mashed Â potatoes, Â whatever Â you Â feel Â at Â the Â moment. Â It Â just Â has Â to Â be Â a Â box Â and Â it Â has Â to Â be Â delicious. Â 3. Â Go Â home. Â Locate Â the Â stove Â or Â some-Â thing Â like Â it Â that Â will Â heat Â water. 4. Â Follow Â instructions Â on Â the Â back Â of Â the Â box Â to Â make Â the Â box Â turn Â into Â food. Â 5. Â Consume Â said Â food. The Â most Â important Â thing Â to Â do Â when Â following Â this Â recipe Â is Â to Â remember Â that Â Â â€œserving Â sizesâ€? Â are Â arbitrary Â markers Â whose Â only Â purpose Â is Â to Â make Â you Â feel Â bad Â about Â yourself Â when Â you Â realize Â youâ€™ve Â eaten Â 3.5 Â ÂłVHUYLQJVÂ´RI9HOYHHWD Â The Â key Â to Â this Â meal Â is Â to Â not Â let Â yourself Â get Â caught Â up Â in Â those Â silly Â details. Â Youâ€™ve Â had Â a Â hard Â day. Â Sit Â back, Â relax, Â and Â eat Â the Â whole Â thing.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
‘The Tempest’ With A Twist
THEATER DEPARTMENT SHINES A NEW LIGHT ON SHAKESPEARE By Madeline Anthony Copy Editor | firstname.lastname@example.org
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The SUNY New Paltz Theater Department is gearing up for its production of Shakespeare’s classic tale “The Tempest.” “The Tempest,” a classic Shakespearian roman- tic comedy, is directed by Associate Professor Nancy Saklad, who specializes in coaching both voice and acting. Previously she has directed “Much Ado About Nothing” at Boston’s Public Theatre, “How I Learned To Drive” at Durham Center Stage and “Other Peo- ple’s Money” at Seacoast Repertory Theatre. The production’s set and costume inspirations have a slight steam-punk feel, one component of the show that does not follow traditional tone. Saklad said that she and the production’s set designer, Associate Chair of the Theater Department, Ken Goldstein, col- laborated on the look of the set. The inspiration for a two-dimensional image of a ship made of ice came from Pinterest and the set was remodeled accordingly after a ship lodged underwa- ter. “One of the biggest differences from our pro- duction of ‘The Tempest’ and others is all the gender swapping we have done,” Brittany Martel, a third- year theater performance major, said. Martel, who will be playing the role of Ariel, said that nearly all characters in “The Tempest” except for Miranda, Prospero’s daughter, are traditionally male. However, in the upcoming production, Prospera, Alonso, Ariel and Trinculo will all be played by wom- en. “With swapping four characters’ gender, the re- lationship dynamics are a lot different,” Martel said. 7KLVLVQRWWKH¿UVWWLPHWKHVHJHQGHUVZDSVKDYH been made for a production of “The Tempest.” Saklad said she made the switch primarily be- cause she knew she wanted Assistant Professor of Theater Connie Rotunda to play the role of Prospera, altered from the traditionally male Prospero. Saklad said she was pleased with how the deci- sion has affected the play and now “can’t see a man” in Prospera’s shoes. Rotunda is also the movement director for the production. She said she felt that having a woman in- stead of a man as the lead, altering one of the show’s
central relationships from father-daughter to mother- daughter creates a “different atmosphere” and “brings about a different sense of emotion.” Rotuna also said she thinks casting a woman in the lead role of this production shows “the power fe- males can have.” Prospera’s character is a former dutchess of Milan who now studies magic arts. In preparation for her role, Rotunda said she start- ed by asking herself how she would feel if she were actually in Prospera’s shoes and realized the play was really about her rediscovery. “It’s open to interpretation because it’s a fanta- sy,” she said. “I began linking the text to my sense of imagination. What would it be like to be banished? What would it be like as a woman to go from a Victo- rian society to a place where there is no culture?” Playing a lead character is not a new experience for Martel, but acting as a spirit is, which contributed to her process and exploration of a new character. Martel said there is a challenge in understanding the views of the world through a spirit’s eye, and ad- mits that her character does not have human emotions. She said her character work has included an ex- ploration of how she expresses herself. “I’ve been working very hard on the language and making sure I understand it all,” Martel said. “If I as the actor understand all of it, I can make it easier for the audience to understand as well.” Although she has a strong background in speech training, Saklad said the unique language within the production proved to be a challenge. Because the actors were using non-contemporary speak, Saklad said it was necessary for the cast to make sure their speech was clear enough for the audi- ence to understand them easily. Despite the challenges of the production, cast members are excited to perform. “I hope that the student body will take interest in seeing the production,” Martel said. “I can’t wait to hear feedback from them.” Performances will run in McKenna Theatre from Thursday Nov. 14 to Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. and another series of perfor- mances from Thursday, Nov. 21 to Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.
Katherine Cryer-Hassett and Connie Rotunda rehearse a scene.
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The Horror, The Horror
A SAMPLING OF SCREAMS AND SCARES FOR HALLOWS EVE By Â Katherine Â Speller Managing Â Editor Â | Â email@example.com
Most Â days Â I Â can Â be Â found Â almost Â exclusively Â on Â my Â couch Â with Â whatever Â furry Â critter Â is Â in Â the Â vicinity Â watching Â a Â bloodbath Â on Â my Â TV Â screen. Â This Â gets Â pre-Â dictably Â worse Â as Â we Â get Â closer Â and Â closer Â to Â Halloween Â VHDVRQDQGWKHQXPEHURIKRUURUPRYLHWLWOHVRQ1HWĂ€L[ increases. Â Â Iâ€™ve Â compiled Â a Â few Â of Â my Â favorites Â for Â this Â time Â of Â the Â year, Â ranging Â from Â the Â horrifying Â to Â the Â hilarious Â and Â absurd. Â If Â youâ€™re Â a Â horror-Âjunkie Â like Â me, Â Iâ€™m Â sure Â youâ€™ll Â have Â a Â lovely Â â€” Â if Â frightening Â â€” Â night. Â
â€œThe Â Birdsâ€? Â Growing Â up Â (and Â to Â this Â day) Â I Â had Â a Â massive Â fear Â of Â birds. Â Regardless Â of Â the Â way Â it Â started, Â I Â remembered Â friends, Â teachers Â and Â classmates Â always Â telling Â me Â not Â to Â watch Â â€œThe Â Birds,â€? Â because Â itâ€™d Â be Â too Â much Â for Â me. Â (YHQWXDOO\ , GLG ÂżQDOO\ ZDWFK WKH WKLQJ Ă€LQFK ing Â all Â the Â way Â through Â scenes Â of Â swooping Â feathers, Â crowing Â and Â eye Â plucking. Â But, Â the Â coolest Â thing Â about Â WKLVPRYLHZDVÂżQGLQJWKHPHVVDJHEHQHDWKDERXWWKH relationships Â between Â women. Â +HDY\KDQGHGDVLWLVWKHÂłELUGVÂ´RIWKLVÂżOPDUH both Â the Â winged Â monsters Â and Â the Â ladies. Â And, Â ulti-Â mately, Â itâ€™s Â those Â interactions Â between Â both Â birds Â that Â proves Â to Â be Â the Â most Â horrifying. Â â€œA Â Nightmare Â On Â Elm Â Street Â 4: Â The Â Dream Â Masterâ€? If Â you Â have Â watched Â any Â of Â the Â )UHGG\ .UHXJHU ÂżOPV \RX KDYH WR have Â a Â sense Â of Â humor. Â Fred-Â G\ÂśVDĂ€DPER\ ant, Â charis-Â matic Â villain Â
who Â became Â such Â a Â commercial Â entity Â during Â his Â reign Â RIWHUURUWKDWWKHODWHUÂżOPVLQWKHVHULHVZHUHFKHHVH fests. Â â€œDream Â Masterâ€? Â in Â particular Â has Â this Â loud, Â col-Â orful Â feel Â that Â is Â somehow Â more Â outrageous Â than Â the Â RWKHUÂżOPV And Â if Â you Â can Â stomach Â painful Â music Â videos Â paired Â with Â your Â movies, Â look Â no Â further Â than Â â€œAre Â You Â Ready Â For Â Freddyâ€? Â by Â The Â Fat Â Boys Â ft. Â Robert Â Englund Â (the Â actor Â behind Â Kreuger). Â â€œAlienâ€? ,FDQÂśWUHPHPEHUWKHÂżUVWWLPH,ZDWFKHG$OLHQLQ LWVHQWLUHW\RUWKHÂżUVWWLPH,ZDWFKHGLWZLWKRXWSHHN LQJEHWZHHQP\ÂżQJHUV 7KHÂżOPKDVWKLVFODXVWURSKRELFK\SHUYHQWLODWLRQ OLNHTXDOLW\WKDW,ÂżQGSHUIHFWLQDKRUURUÂżOP Itâ€™s Â only Â made Â better Â when Â paired Â with Â a Â protag-Â onist Â that Â inspires Â empathy Â on Â such Â a Â visceral Â level. Â Without Â a Â doubt, Â Sigourney Â Weaverâ€™s Â Ripley Â will Â al-Â ZD\VEHRQHRIP\IDYRULWHFKDUDFWHUVLQVFLHQFHÂżF tion/horror. Â â€œThe Â Exorcistâ€? Â 7KHÂżUVWWLPH,ZDWFKHGÂł7KH([RUFLVWÂ´,ZDVDERXW ten Â years Â old. Â Â Iâ€™d Â heard Â stories Â about Â â€œthe Â creepy Â girl Â who Â pukes Â on Â a Â priestâ€? Â and Â it Â was Â enough Â to Â peak Â my Â interest. Â While Â the Â effects Â are Â now Â considered Â tame, Â maybe Â even Â adorable, Â thereâ€™s Â something Â mythic Â DERXW WKH ZULWLQJ DQG VWRU\WHOOLQJ RI WKLV ÂżOP that Â keeps Â me Â lost Â in Â the Â magic Â â€” Â and Â terror Â â€” Â it Â inspires. Â The Â 360 Â degree Â head Â spin Â is Â also Â too Â iconic Â and Â perfect Â to Â leave Â off Â this Â list. Â PHOTOS COURTESY OF BLOGSPOT.COM
SOME HONORABLE MENTIONS â€œCarrieâ€? Â Directed Â by Â Brian Â De Â Palma â€œThe Â Shiningâ€? Â (1997 Â mini-Âseries) Â Directed Â By Â Mick Â Garris Â
â€œThe Â Theatre Â Bizarreâ€? Â Directed Â By Â Douglas Â Buck, Â Buddy Â Giovinazzo, Â David Â Gregory, Â Karim Â Hussain, Â Jeremy Â Kasten, Â Tom Â Savini Â and Â Richard Â Stanley
â€œThe Â Stendhal Â Syndromeâ€? Â Directed Â By Â Dario Â Argento
â€œMiseryâ€? Â Directed Â By Â Rob Â Reiner
â€œCreepshowâ€? Â Directed Â By Â George Â A. Â Romero
â€œInsidiousâ€? Â Directed Â By Â James Â Wan
Thursday, Â October Â 31, Â 2013
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Breaking The Fourth Wall
24 HOUR THEATER PROVES ITâ€™S ALL IN A DAYâ€™S WORK By Â Anthony Â De Â Rosa Copy Â Editor Â | Â firstname.lastname@example.org
You Â shouldnâ€™t Â doubt Â what Â a Â group Â of Â talented Â people Â can Â accomplish Â in Â 24 Â hours. Â Twenty-Âfour Â Hour Â Theater, Â a Â derivative Â of Â the Â New Â Paltz Â Players, Â an Â organization Â that Â provides Â a Â forum Â for Â col-Â laborative Â theater Â projects Â on Â campus, Â is Â a Â unique Â theatrical Â experience Â where Â artists Â write, Â cast, Â design Â and Â rehearse Â a Â twenty Â minute Â show Â in Â the Â span Â of Â 24 Â hours. Â The Â show Â is Â then Â performed Â for Â one Â night Â only Â in Â what Â can Â poetically Â be Â described Â as Â a Â cosmic Â explosion Â of Â creativity, Â gone Â as Â quick-Â ly Â as Â it Â arrived. Â Held Â in Â Crispell Â Hall Â on Â Saturday, Â Oct. Â 26, Â this Â semes-Â terâ€™s Â performance, Â â€œSitcomâ€™d,â€? Â was Â directed Â by Â second-Âyear Â political Â science Â and Â theater Â double-Âmajor Â Brandon Â Missig Â and Â stage Â managed Â by Â third-Âyear Â history Â and Â theater Â double-Â major Â Sara Â Lyons. Â The Â production Â featured Â fourth-Âyear Â English Â and Â theater Â double-Âmajor Â Jade Â Asta Â Quinn, Â second-Âyear Â theater Â major Â Ryan Â Christopher Â Thomas, Â third-Âyear Â theater Â major Â Brielle Â Cari, Â third-Âyear Â media Â and Â communications Â major Â Kevin Â Fa-Â gan, Â second-Âyear Â theater Â major Â Spencer Â Cohen, Â and Â second-Â year Â theater Â major Â Kalia Â Lay. Â With Â the Â exception Â of Â Fagan Â and Â Lyons, Â the Â cast Â and Â di-Â rector Â served Â as Â the Â writers Â of Â the Â show Â as Â well. Â ,WEHJLQVDVDFOLFKpÂżOOHGÂľVVLWFRPSDURG\Âł3DOVÂ´ Let Â me Â explain: Â the Â show Â starts Â as Â a Â show Â inside Â a Â show, Â with Â one Â being Â a Â sort Â of Â parody Â of Â other Â shows. Confused Â yet? Â Well Â Iâ€™m Â (not) Â sorry Â to Â say Â that Â things Â are Â going Â to Â get Â a Â whole Â lot Â more Â metaphysical. Â &RPSOHWHZLWKÂľVHUDDWWLUHÂąĂ€DQQHOMDFNHWVEDQG7 VKLUWV&RQYHUVHHWFÂąDVZHOODVWKHXVHRIDODXJKWUDFN scene Â transfer Â music Â and Â â€œBaltoâ€? Â references, Â the Â cast Â does Â an Â excellent Â job Â of Â convincing Â the Â audience Â that Â they Â are Â binge-Â watching Â episode Â after Â episode Â of Â whatever Â cookie-Âcutter Â sit-Â com Â happens Â to Â be Â on. Â The Â accuracy Â with Â which Â the Â cast Â captured Â the Â feel Â of Â the Â genre Â in Â their Â writing Â and Â acting Â leads Â me Â to Â believe Â that Â they Â indulged Â in Â some Â of Â the Â previously Â
PHQWLRQHGÂľVWKHPHGFOLFKHV 7KHÂżUVWÂżYHPLQXWHVKDVÂłWKHJDQJÂ´DV,OLNHWRUHIHUWR VLWFRPFKDUDFWHUJURXSVHQJDJLQJLQ\RXUW\SLFDOÂľVVLWX ational Â comedy. Â Â However, Â after Â a Â box Â containing Â scripts Â of Â the Â gangâ€™s Â lives Â (read Â as Â episode Â scripts), Â the Â fourth Â wall Â shatters Â and Â the Â show Â becomes Â self-Âaware, Â leading Â to Â the Â emotional Â breakdown Â of Â the Â characters. Â This Â breakdown Â causes Â the Â network Â executive Â (cleverly Â placed Â offstage Â in Â the Â audience) Â to Â pause Â the Â show Â and Â in-Â form Â the Â viewers Â that Â it Â has Â been Â canceled. Â When Â the Â â€œshowâ€? Â starts Â again, Â the Â characters Â experience Â a Â sinking Â desperate Â feeling Â they Â realize Â to Â be Â their Â cancel-Â lation. Â The Â characters Â turn Â on Â one Â another, Â attacking Â each Â otherâ€™s Â archetypes Â and Â point Â out Â each Â otherâ€™s Â one-Âdimen-Â sionality. Â Then, Â in Â a Â brilliant Â moment Â of Â cable Â TV Â reconciliation, Â WKHFDVWSHUIRUPVDĂ€DVKEDFNPRQWDJHRIÂłHSLVRGHVÂ´DVWKH\ FRPHWRJHWKHULQEHDXWLIXOVLWFRPÂżQDOHIDVKLRQ That Â is, Â until, Â they Â realize Â their Â writers Â are Â trying Â to Â wrap Â up Â the Â show Â and Â in Â an Â act Â of Â rebellious Â protest, Â destroy Â their Â writersâ€™ Â scripts, Â hoping Â to Â create Â their Â own Â destiny. Â This Â leads Â to Â them Â losing Â the Â ability Â to Â speak Â from Â a Â lack Â of Â lines, Â until Â the Â clicking Â of Â a Â keyboard Â writes Â them Â all Â an Â epilogue Â where Â they, Â accepting Â their Â fate, Â fade Â to Â cheesy Â sit-Â com Â guitar. â€œSitcomâ€™d: Â A Â 24 Â Hour Â Theater Â Productionâ€? Â is Â honestly Â one Â of Â the Â cleverest Â and Â creative Â deconstructions Â Iâ€™ve Â seen Â in Â a Â long Â while. Â The Â writing Â is Â superb, Â and Â all Â the Â jokes Â are Â on Â point Â for Â anyone Â who Â has Â watched Â a Â season Â or Â two Â of Â â€œSeinfeld.â€? Â The Â show Â also Â manages Â to Â touch Â on Â a Â bit Â of Â existential Â UHDOLVPDQGWKHIHHOLQJRILQVLJQLÂżFDQFHWKDWFRPHVZLWKLW Âą VRPHWKLQJ , ZDVQÂśW H[SHFWLQJ WR IHHO JRLQJ LQ 7KH SHU formances Â themselves Â were Â delivered Â greatly, Â but Â with Â only Â twenty Â minutes, Â it Â seemed Â unfair Â to Â form Â any Â sort Â of Â judgment. Â If Â this Â is Â the Â kind Â of Â material Â we Â can Â expect Â from Â this Â group, Â you Â can Â bet Â Iâ€™ll Â be Â in Â the Â audience Â next Â semester. Â Â Â
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A Virtual Slam Dunk By Â Andrew Â Lief Sports Â Editor Â | Â email@example.com
Âł1%$.Â´ZKLFK,SOD\RQ;ER[LVWKH best Â basketball Â video Â game Â Iâ€™ve Â ever Â played. This Â yearâ€™s Â version Â is Â the Â most Â realistic Â basket-Â ball Â gaming Â experience Â in Â the Â seriesâ€™ Â history. Â Â Last Â year Â while Â playing, Â my Â mother Â asked Â me Â if Â I Â was Â watching Â a Â real Â game, Â so Â I Â canâ€™t Â even Â imagine Â what Â her Â reaction Â will Â be Â when Â she Â sees Â me Â playing Â this Â yearâ€™s Â edition. Every Â player Â looks Â identical Â to Â how Â they Â look Â in Â UHDOOLIH7KH\DOVRSOD\ZLWKWKHVDPHVSHFLÂżFPR tions Â and Â have Â the Â same Â celebrations Â that Â they Â perform Â Â in Â real Â life, Â which Â makes Â the Â game Â even Â more Â realistic. Â Â The Â â€œMy Â Playerâ€? Â game Â mode Â is Â essentially Â iden-Â tical Â to Â how Â itâ€™s Â been Â the Â last Â two Â years. Â Next Â year Â WKHUHGHÂżQLWHO\QHHGVWREHDQDGGLWLRQWRWKLVJDPH PRGH,WÂśVIXQDWÂżUVWEXWDV\RXNHHSSOD\LQJLWLW gets Â repetitive Â and Â boring. Â Â While Â the Â visuals Â of Â the Â game Â are Â incredible, Â LWVWLOOSRVVHVVVRPHĂ€DZV3OD\HUVVWLOOVWDQGRXWRI bounds Â when Â the Â ball Â is Â being Â passed Â to Â them, Â which Â is Â completely Â unrealistic. Â Â There Â are Â far Â too Â many Â kick Â ball Â and Â goaltending Â violations Â in Â the Â video Â game, Â compared Â to Â an Â actual Â NBA Â game. Â Â The Â announcing Â team Â of Â Kevin Â Harlan, Â Steve Â Kerr Â and Â Clark Â Kellogg, Â with Â Doris Â Burke Â as Â the Â side-Â line Â reporter, Â continues Â to Â be Â solid. Â Â The Â only Â question Â I Â have, Â which Â Iâ€™ve Â had Â for Â the Â past Â few Â years Â is, Â why Â is Â Kellogg Â an Â announcer Â for Â this Â game? Â Heâ€™s Â a Â college Â basketball Â announcer Â and Â now Â since Â Gregg Â Anthony Â has Â replaced Â him, Â heâ€™s Â just Â a Â studio Â analyst. Â Â I Â know Â itâ€™s Â not Â really Â a Â big Â deal, Â but Â as Â an Â avid Â basketball Â fan, Â it Â just Â bothers Â me. Â Â The Â new Â game Â mode Â this Â year, Â â€œPath Â to Â Greatness Â featuring Â LeBron Â James,â€? Â allows Â you Â to Â control Â Jamesâ€™ Â future Â and Â either Â re-Âsign Â with Â the Â Heat Â and Â continue Â to Â build Â a Â dynasty Â or Â have Â him Â leave Â Miami Â and Â try Â to Â build Â a Â legacy Â elsewhere. Â This Â was Â a Â brilliant Â idea Â on Â the Â part Â of Â the Â 2k14 Â developers Â because Â James Â is Â playing Â at Â an Â all-Âtime Â great Â level Â and Â this Â game Â mode Â will Â only Â make Â people Â more Â intrigued Â about Â what Â he Â decides Â to Â do Â with Â his Â future Â this Â summer. Â Â 7KHVRXQGWUDFNRIWKLVJDPHGHÂżQLWHO\DWWUDFWVD ODUJHUDXGLHQFHZLWKDPRUH7RSUDGLRIHHODVRS posed Â to Â last Â year Â when Â the Â game Â was Â produced Â by Â Jay-ÂZ Â and Â featured Â mostly Â classic Â rap Â songs. Â I Â like Â this Â yearâ€™s Â soundtrack Â just Â as Â much Â Â just Â because Â Iâ€™m Â weird Â and Â enjoy Â the Â popular Â music. Â Â Overall, Â NBA Â 2K14 Â is Â a Â lot Â of Â fun Â to Â play Â and Â should Â be Â purchased Â by Â every Â basketball Â fan.
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Once Upon A Poster Show And Sale DESIGN SOCIETY ILLUSTRATES STORIES THROUGH TALENT
By Suzy Berkowitz
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The New Paltz Design Society told stories and myths last week through their annual Poster Show and Sale. Held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the Honors Col- lege, artists displayed 16x16 and 16x20 posters both in portrait and landscape form that were available to order for $5 each. The student-created posters, 23 in total, were in- spired by classic literature such as “The Three Little Pigs,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Peter Pan,” “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” While some of the posters included the title of the story or fairy tale others revolved around a well-know quote while some simply included an illustration. The Design Society decided to make this a regu- lar event after hosting a successful Poster Show and Sale last semester with the theme of nostalgia. Members met on a weekly basis at the begin- ning of the semester and decided on mythology as the
theme of this year’s event. After the initial meeting when the theme was de- termined, designers brought ideas and sketches to ad- ditional meetings and dedicated the time to critiquing each other’s work. Final posters were submitted as a collaborative effort between students. “We agreed though, that the theme needed to be more open than that, and decided to make the theme stories and myths,” Nicolette Seeback, a third-year graphic design BFA, said. “Since our posters were ‘inspired’ by stories and myths, we wanted to make sure that we were creating our own illustrations, but that it wouldn’t be a challenge for the viewer to know what stories and myths we were referencing.” The Design Society has been using the Honors Center as their Poster Show and Sale venue for the past two years under the supervision of the Director of the Honors College and Professor of Communi- cation and Media, Patricia Sullivan, who said she is “pleased” to use the space to showcase students’ work. “The graphic arts students create exceptional work,” Sullivan said. “I look forward to supporting
their efforts at future events in the Honors Center.” Preparation for the show included a mounting of the pieces that were to be sold a week prior to the event. The only challenge artists faced was working within the constrictions of a theme-based sale, ac- cording to fourth-year graphic design major and Vice President of the Design Society, Erica Leigh Montine. “Designers work well when there are rules in mind, because it gives them the opportunity to restrict themselves and surpass themselves as well,” Montine said. Regardless of the challenges some of the students faced complying with the guidelines of the show’s theme, Seeback is amazed by her classmates’ dedica- tion and said she hopes they can continue to develop these kinds of projects. “Design Society isn’t about grades or rules,” she said. “It’s about everyone’s ideas coming together and doing projects that are for us that we love.”
Students Get Their Feet Wet For Artistic Purposes
“Wetlands: Resilience” is a collaborative exhibition that focused on the complexities surrounding wetlands in the New Paltz area which incorporated student work in the form of photography, text and video. The project was researched, produced and installed by the students in the Capstone course “The Document.” The exhibition was featured in the Fine Arts Building rotunda from Tuesday, Oct. 22 through Monday, Oct. 28. PHOTOS BY ROBIN WEINSTEIN CAPTION BY SUZY BERKOWITZ
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Falling Into A New Mixtape
MUSICIAN OF THE WEEK: ANTHONY LORINO
ALBUMS THAT WILL START THE SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE By Â Cat Â Tacopina Editor-ÂIn-ÂChief Â | Â email@example.com
Letâ€™s Â be Â honest, Â summer Â 2013 Â was Â a Â phenomenal Â season Â for Â music. Â Â Kanye Â Westâ€™s Â Yeezus Â LVDUJXDEO\KLVEHVWZRUNWKHQHZ6DUD%DUHLOOHVDOEXPÂżQDOO\FRQYLQFHGPHVKHÂśVWDOHQWHGDQG%OXH Octoberâ€™s Â Sway Â showed Â that Â the Â band Â hasnâ€™t Â lost Â its Â touch Â since Â I Â began Â listening Â to Â them Â when Â I Â was Â a Â freshman Â in Â high Â school. Â In Â other Â words, Â releasing Â albums Â this Â season Â was Â going Â to Â be Â a Â tough Â act Â for Â artists Â to Â follow Â after Â the Â summer. Â I Â wasnâ€™t Â sure Â if Â LWZRXOGKDYHPHDVXUHGXSEXWLWGHOLYHUHGDQGLWÂśVGHOLYHUHGLQGLYLGHQGV Whatâ€™s Â been Â great Â about Â this Â fall Â is Â that Â the Â strongest Â albums Â making Â the Â most Â impact Â in Â the Â mainstream Â are Â by Â female Â musi-Â FLDQVPDQ\RIZKRPDUHQHZWRWKHPDLQVWUHDPRUDUHUHDOO\MXVWVWDUWLQJWRJHWWKHDFNQRZOHGJPHQWWKH\GHVHUYH +HUHÂśVZKDWÂśVFDXJKWP\DWWHQWLRQWKHVHSDVWVHYHUDOZHHNV
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WHATâ€™S Â YOUR Â INSTRUMENT Â OF Â CHOICE Â AND Â WHY? The Â electric Â guitar. Â Because Â after Â not Â getting Â a Â girlfriend Â from Â playing Â Guitar Â Hero Â Two, Â I Â started Â playing Â real Â electric Â guitar. Â WHAT Â ARE Â YOU Â INVOLVED Â WITH Â MUSICALLY?
Days Are Gone
Iâ€™m Â in Â Jazz Â Ensemble Â and Â Iâ€™m Â in Â a Â band Â called Â Ammo Â Without Â A Â Gun. WHO Â ARE Â YOUR Â BIGGEST Â INFLUENCES?
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hear Â in Â Deliaâ€™s Â when Â I Â was Â in Â high Â school Â (Iâ€™m Â sure Â itâ€™s Â in Â the Â playlist Â rotation Â there) Â so Â it Â can Â be Â a Â bit Â of Â a Â PTSD Â trigger. Â +RZHYHU LWÂśV HDV\ WR OLV ten Â to, Â thereâ€™s Â nothing Â way Â too Â in Â your Â face Â and Â itâ€™s Â dif-Â ÂżFXOWWRJHWRXWRI\RXUKHDG Also, Â all Â of Â them Â are Â really Â hot.
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mental Â breakdown Â weekly Â about Â what Â Iâ€™m Â going Â to Â do Â when Â I Â get Â out Â of Â here Â in Â May. I Â canâ€™t Â get Â enough Â of Â â€œBuzzcut Â Season,â€? Â one Â of Â the Â songs Â on Â the Â album. Â Itâ€™s Â dark Â and Â edgy Â without Â being Â WRRKHDY\KDQGHGRUDOLHQDW LQJ 'HÂżQLWHO\ P\ IDYRULWH track Â of Â the Â fall.
Jimi Â Hendrix, Â Van Â Halen, Â Eric Â Johnson, Â Eric Â Clapton, Â Manuel Â Yupa Â and Â Stevie Â Ray Â Vaughn. Â WHO Â HAVE Â YOU Â BEEN Â LISTENING Â TO Â LATELY? Marianaâ€™s Â Trench, Â Radiohead, Â West Â Mont-Â gomery Â and Â George Â Benson. WHATâ€™S Â YOUR Â PLAN Â FOR Â THE Â FUTURE? Iâ€™d Â like Â to Â intern Â and Â work Â my Â way Â into Â WarnerBrothers Â records. Â ANY Â ADVICE Â FOR Â ASPIRING Â MUSICIANS?
The Electric Lady
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Badu Â collaborating, Â but Â -DQHOOH 0RQDH QHYHU FRPHV close Â to Â losing Â the Â spotlight. Â Regardless Â of Â the Â artist, Â she Â is Â collaborating Â with, Â no Â one Â outshines Â Monae, Â RUHYHQFRPHVFORVHWR6KH is Â the Â star Â of Â Â The Â Electric Â Lady, Â as Â she Â should Â be. Janelle, Â please Â consider Â marrying Â me.
Sleigh Â Bells Â has Â been Â a Â regular Â on Â my Â party Â playl-Â ists Â for Â a Â couple Â of Â years Â now Â because Â theyâ€™re Â one Â of Â those Â groups Â that Â is Â a Â lot Â of Â fun Â to Â drink Â and Â socialize Â to. Â 7KLVDOEXPLVQÂśWYHU\GLI IHUHQWIURPZKDWWKH\ÂśYHSXW out Â in Â the Â past, Â which Â is Â okay Â EHFDXVH WKH\ÂśUH GHÂżQLWHO\ better Â artists. Â
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POLL Â BOOTH Â POLITICS
CARTOON BY JULIE GUNDERSEN The Â time Â of Â the Â year Â where Â we Â go Â to Â the Â polls Â is Â upon Â us Â again. Â And Â this Â year Â (like Â every Â year) Â in Â New Â Paltz, Â it Â matters. This Â yearâ€™s Â New Â Paltz Â Town Â Super-Â visor Â race Â features Â two Â candidates: Â Ran-Â dall Â Leverette Â and Â Susan Â Zimet. Â Â Lever-Â ette, Â the Â Chairman Â of Â the Â Town Â of Â New Â Paltz Â Police Â Commission, Â is Â running Â on Â the Â principles Â of Â process Â over Â politics, Â transparency Â and Â a Â collaborative Â gov-Â ernment. Â Zimet, Â the Â current Â New Â Paltz Â town Â supervisor, Â said Â her Â main Â focus Â is Â to Â keep Â taxes Â down Â in Â New Â Paltz. Â The Â question Â is, Â how Â many Â students Â are Â seeing Â the Â names Â Zimet Â and Â Lever-Â HWWH IRU WKH ÂżUVW WLPH" 2Q WRS RI WKDW how Â many Â had Â no Â idea Â what Â their Â posi-Â tions Â on Â local Â issues Â are Â before Â reading Â WKLVHGLWRULDO" We Â at Â The Â New Â Paltz Â Oracle Â feel Â that Â every Â student Â whoâ€™s Â registered Â to Â vote Â in Â New Â Paltz Â should Â be Â educated Â RQ WKH YRWH DQG WKHQ VKRXOG GHÂżQLWHO\
be Â at Â the Â polls Â on Â Nov. Â 5. Â Weâ€™ve Â written Â editorials Â like Â this Â before, Â many Â times Â in Â fact. Â But Â we Â will Â say Â this Â year Â after Â year Â after Â yearâ€”your Â vote Â matters, Â especially Â in Â local Â gov-Â ernment Â elections. Â We Â understand Â some Â students Â might Â think Â they Â shouldnâ€™t Â care Â about Â this Â election Â because Â itâ€™s Â a Â small Â town Â affair, Â or Â they Â donâ€™t Â consider Â them-Â selves Â full-Âtime Â New Â Paltz Â residents, Â but, Â in Â reality, Â we Â spend Â more Â time Â at Â school Â than Â we Â do Â at Â home. Â The Â deci-Â sions Â made Â during Â this Â election Â do Â di-Â rectly Â affect Â our Â experiences Â here. Â Among Â some Â of Â the Â candidatesâ€™ Â priorities Â are Â taxes Â in Â the Â town Â and Â the Â town Â and Â village Â master Â plan, Â both Â of Â which Â are Â issues Â that Â may Â not Â have Â the Â most Â noticeable Â impact Â on Â students. Â However, Â each Â candidate Â has Â brought Â up Â Park Â Point Â and Â lighting Â on Â Plattekill, Â two Â issues Â that Â will Â have Â a Â direct Â and Â immediate Â effect Â on Â students. Â
We Â live Â on Â a Â campus Â with Â students Â who Â want Â to Â call Â themselves Â politically Â active, Â and Â socially Â conscious Â people. Â However, Â the Â voter Â turn-Âout Â at Â every Â election Â is Â abysmal, Â with Â some Â years Â not Â even Â reaching Â 10 Â student Â voters. Â Weâ€™re Â a Â school Â of Â 7,767. Â Itâ€™s Â too Â often Â that Â we Â as Â an Â activ-Â ist Â community Â will Â care Â about Â an Â issue, Â voice Â our Â support Â or Â discontent Â with Â that Â issue Â and Â then Â neglect Â to Â do Â one Â of Â the Â most Â basic Â things Â you Â can Â do Â to Â make Â change Â when Â it Â matters. Â Itâ€™s Â especially Â important Â for Â us Â to Â participate Â and Â engage Â in Â local Â govern-Â ment. Â As Â opposed Â to Â a Â national Â election Â where Â your Â individual Â goes Â toward Â the Â electoral Â count Â and Â could Â potentially Â be Â meaningless, Â your Â individual Â vote Â for Â a Â JRYHUQPHQWRIÂżFLDOLVFRXQWHGDVDQLQ GLYLGXDOYRWH,WPDWWHUV2QHPRUHSHU son Â at Â the Â polls Â this Â year Â could Â swing Â the Â election Â one Â way Â or Â the Â other. Â Â We Â urge Â students Â to Â not Â only Â be Â
aware Â of Â political Â issues Â when Â election Â day Â comes Â around, Â but Â to Â be Â aware Â all Â year Â of Â every Â year. Â The Â greatest Â enemy Â RISURJUHVVLVDSDWK\2XUKRPHIRU months Â out Â of Â the Â year Â deserves Â time, Â energy Â and Â attention. Regardless Â of Â how Â you Â vote, Â your Â presence Â at Â the Â polls Â is Â the Â least Â you Â can Â offer. Â Itâ€™s Â not Â often Â that Â students Â have Â the Â opportunity Â to Â actually Â facilitate Â the Â sorts Â of Â change Â they Â talk Â about Â regu-Â larly. Â Do Â not Â waste Â this Â opportunity. Â
Editorials Â represent Â the Â views Â of Â the Â majority Â of Â the Â editorial Â board. Â Columns, Â op-Âeds Â and Â letters, Â excluding Â editorials, Â are Â solely Â those Â of Â the Â writers Â and Â do Â not Â necessarily Â represent Â the Â views Â of Â The Â New Â Paltz Â Oracle, Â its Â staff Â members, Â the Â campus Â and Â university Â or Â the Â Town Â or Â Village Â of Â New Â Paltz.
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SUZY Â BERKOWITZ A&E Â Editor
I Â lean Â my Â face Â down Â and Â push Â the Â button Â that Â makes Â it Â squirt. Â Â Expecting Â the Â stream Â to Â go Â into Â my Â mouth, Â I Â open Â wide. Â But, Â instead Â of Â shooting Â into Â my Â mouth, Â the Â liquid Â explodes Â all Â over Â my Â face, Â drenching Â it Â and Â wetting Â my Â shirt. Â Flabbergasted, Â I Â think, Â â€œWhen Â are Â they Â going Â to Â Âż[WKLVZDWHUIRXQWDLQ"Â´ I Â joined Â the Â Oracle Â as Â a Â sports Â copy Â editor Â in Â Spring Â 2011. Â Â Long Â nights Â sitting Â at Â the Â copy Â desk Â lead Â to Â mental Â exhaustion Â and Â in Â turn Â dehydration, Â so Â staying Â hydrated Â is Â key. Â Iâ€™m Â no Â expert Â on Â water Â fountains, Â but Â I Â feel Â that Â a Â hose-Âlike Â jet Â to Â the Â face Â is Â a Â bit Â excessive Â in Â providing Â someone Â a Â casual Â drink. Â Iâ€™m Â just Â trying Â to Â wet Â my Â whistle, Â Iâ€™m Â not Â trying Â WRZLQLQDVTXLUWJXQÂżJKWDJDLQVWP\VHOI Am Â I Â the Â only Â only Â sole Â living Â entity Â that Â is Â so Â concerned Â with Â the Â water Â and Â plumbing Â system Â on Â the Â IRXUWKĂ€RRURIWKH6WXGHQW8QLRQ68 " Possibly. Â Â But, Â that Â doesnâ€™t Â mean Â Iâ€™m Â alone Â in Â caring. On Â our Â second Â production Â night, Â one Â of Â the Â copy Â editors Â and Â I Â bundled Â ourselves Â and Â rushed Â through Â the Â cold Â from Â the Â SU Â to Â my Â car Â in Â the Â Route Â 32 Â parking Â lot. Â Â We Â were Â chatting Â as Â we Â buckled Â and Â settled. Â In Â the Â midst Â of Â our Â conversation, Â I Â broke Â off Â mid Â sentence. Âł:K\GLG\RXMXVWVWRS"Â´6KHDVNHGPHÂł:KDW GLG\RXMXVWVHH"Â´ One Â Wednesday Â later, Â back Â at Â another Â production Â night, Â I Â took Â one Â of Â my Â many Â cigarette Â breaks. Â I Â lit Â my Â nasty Â cowboy Â killer, Â and Â proceeded Â to Â take Â a Â look Â around. Â As Â I Â turned Â from Â the Â building, Â I Â saw Â in Â the Â FRUQHU RI P\ H\H D SHDUO\ ZKLWH WUDQVOXVFHQW ÂżJXUH stood Â clawing Â at Â the Â second-Âstory Â window Â directly Â facing Â me. Â I Â turned Â back Â to Â get Â a Â better Â look, Â but Â it Â had Â vanished. When Â any Â of Â us Â go Â to Â use Â the Â menâ€™s Â bathroom Â GRZQDQGDURXQGWKHKDOOIURPRXURIÂżFHLQURRP the Â faucet Â on Â the Â far Â left Â when Â facing Â the Â wall Â is Â always Â running. Â Â Even Â if Â another Â has Â just Â returned, Â and Â made Â sure Â to Â turn Â it Â off, Â when Â the Â next Â goes Â they Â return Â with Â the Â same Â news: â€œThe Â faucet Â was Â running. Â It Â was Â there.â€? I Â didnâ€™t Â want Â to Â believe Â it. Â Â I Â wanted Â to Â be Â brave Â and Â make Â her Â feel Â better. Â I Â wanted Â to Â know Â what Â really Â I Â had Â witnessed. Â I Â wanted Â to Â make Â myself Â feel Â better. But Â the Â time Â for Â hiding Â from Â the Â truth Â is Â over. Â The Â ghost Â is Â real, Â and Â here Â to Â stay. Â Happy Â Halloween Â everyone.
Ben Â Kindlon Â is Â a Â fourth-Âyear Â journalism Â major. Â He Â just Â wants Â to Â shred. Â He Â is Â Albany. Â Albany Â is Â him. Â
I Â realize Â the Â 2013 Â VMAâ€™s Â were Â roughly Â two Â months Â ago, Â but Â there Â are Â still Â some Â components Â of Â Miley Â Cyrusâ€™ Â notoriously Â controversial Â performance Â that Â need Â to Â be Â brought Â to Â the Â surface. Â Unlike Â many Â critics, Â Iâ€™m Â not Â going Â to Â slut-Âshame Â Miley Â and Â tell Â her Â to Â put Â her Â clothes Â back Â on Â or Â tostop Â being Â an Â attention Â whore. Â I Â agree Â that Â she Â is Â an Â art-Â ist Â who, Â in Â the Â process Â of Â shedding Â her Â previous Â skin, Â is Â trying Â on Â whatever Â feels Â remotely Â comfortable. Â It Â just Â so Â happens Â that Â the Â skin Â Miley Â is Â currently Â draping Â over Â her Â body Â is Â one Â many Â women Â have Â tried Â to Â shed Â in Â an Â ef-Â fort Â to Â negate Â the Â racial Â stereotypes Â they Â have Â been Â plagued Â with Â for Â decades. Â Even Â though Â the Â artist Â claimed Â in Â an Â interview Â with Â MTV Â days Â after Â the Â VMAâ€™s Â that Â the Â media Â are Â â€œoverthink-Â ingâ€? Â her Â performance, Â itâ€™s Â clear Â the Â 20-Âyear-Âoldâ€™s Â current Â persona Â perpetu-Â ates Â derogatory Â and Â insensitive Â stigmas Â about Â women Â of Â color. Black Â women Â have Â historically Â been Â treated Â as Â if Â their Â bodies Â were Â not Â their Â own Â and Â did Â not Â deserve Â respect. Â The Â Jezebel Â Stereotype, Â which Â was Â used Â during Â slavery Â to Â rationalize Â the Â sexual Â relationship Â between Â a Â white Â man Â and Â a Â black Â woman, Â paints Â women Â of Â color Â in Â a Â promiscuous, Â almost Â animalistic, Â self-Â disrespecting Â light, Â insinuating Â that Â their Â urges Â are Â beyond Â their Â own Â control. Â When Â Cyrus Â graced Â the Â VMA Â stage Â ZLWK KHU WRQJXH EXWW DQG PLGGOH ÂżQJHU
Not Â â€˜Just Â Being Â Mileyâ€™ out, Â she Â ended Â up Â making Â a Â more Â deeply-Â rooted Â statement Â than Â she Â intended Â to. Â After Â having Â just Â released Â her Â new Â single Â â€œWe Â Canâ€™t Â Stopâ€? Â â€” Â one Â that Â Ri-Â hanna Â previously Â rejected, Â according Â to Â MTV Â News Â â€” Â and Â telling Â songwriting Â team Â Timothy Â and Â Theron Â Thomas Â that Â she Â wanted Â a Â record Â that Â â€œfeels Â black,â€? Â Miley Â quickly Â begun Â trying Â a Â new Â â€œratchetâ€? Â persona Â on Â for Â size. Â But Â such Â a Â gimmick Â that Â appropri-Â ates Â black Â culture Â instead Â of Â celebrating Â it Â is Â one Â littered Â with Â reoccurring Â themes Â that Â many Â members Â of Â the Â targeted Â com-Â munity Â have Â tried Â their Â hardest Â to Â nullify. Miley Â Cyrusâ€™ Â entire Â performance, Â which Â included Â a Â one-Âsided Â interaction Â with Â a Â back-Âup Â dancerâ€™s Â behind, Â only Â perpetuated Â the Â stereotype Â that Â women Â of Â color Â (or Â â€œhomegirls Â with Â the Â big Â butts,â€? Â as Â the Â lyric Â states) Â have Â only Â their Â bodies Â to Â offer. Â This Â pattern, Â commonly Â seen Â in Â pop Â culture, Â also Â gives Â privilege Â to Â white Â artists Â who Â strive Â to Â appropriate Â black Â culture, Â making Â their Â actions Â socially Â acceptable Â when Â juxtaposed Â against Â the Â mediaâ€™s Â reaction Â to Â the Â same Â behavior Â from Â a Â person Â of Â color. Â Â As Â pointed Â out Â in Â a Â brilliantly Â written Â article Â on Â Groupthink Â called Â â€œSolidarity Â is Â for Â Miley Â Cyrus: Â The Â Racial Â Implica-Â tions Â of Â her Â VMA Â Performance,â€? Â Mileyâ€™s Â entire Â persona Â was Â almost Â an Â exact Â rep-Â lica Â of Â Rihannaâ€™s, Â from Â the Â haircut Â and Â WKHGRPLQDWUL[VW\OHRXWÂżWVWRWKHÂłJRRG
girl Â gone Â badâ€? Â gimmick. Â The Â persona, Â which Â Rihanna Â has Â been Â rocking Â for Â the Â past Â three Â years Â while Â receiving Â harsh Â criticism Â for, Â is Â only Â now Â being Â socially Â accepted, Â once Â adopted Â by Â Miley. Iâ€™m Â not Â discouraging Â Miley Â from Â exercising Â her Â newfound Â sexuality. Â Sheâ€™s Â shedding Â her Â Disney Â skin, Â and Â thatâ€™s Â completely Â understandable. Â Iâ€™m Â discour-Â aging Â her Â from Â displaying Â minstrelsy Â by Â associating Â this Â oversexualization Â with Â black Â female Â culture. Â Itâ€™s Â racist, Â degrading Â and Â does Â noth-Â ing Â but Â shift Â the Â gears Â of Â progression Â into Â reverse. Â It Â may Â seem Â like Â Mileyâ€™s Â VMA Â spec-Â tacle Â was Â just Â for Â shock Â value Â â€” Â and Â in Â large Â part, Â it Â was. Â However, Â itâ€™s Â unfor-Â tunate Â that Â many Â women Â of Â color Â have Â been Â taking Â leaps Â and Â bounds Â forward Â as Â successful Â forces Â to Â prove Â that Â their Â value Â rests Â far Â beyond Â their Â bodies, Â the Â downright Â disrespectful Â behavior Â of Â one Â widely-Âbroadcasted Â artist Â seems Â to Â have Â shifted Â the Â movement Â several Â steps Â back. Â Â
Suzy Â Berkowitz Â is Â a Â fourth-Âyear Â journalism Â major Â who Â likes Â to Â waggle Â her Â tongue. Â She Â likes Â to Â jump Â up, Â jump Â up Â and Â get Â down. Â Sheâ€™s Â not Â upset Â about Â never Â getting Â to Â shop Â at Â Limited Â Too. Â That Â place Â was Â gross. Â
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Softball Â Players Â Make Â Scholar-ÂAthlete Â Team Â
By Â Andrew Â Lief
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Womenâ€™s Â Volleyball Â to Â Have Â Home Â Court Â Â Advantage Â By Â Abbott Â Brant Â Copy Â Editor Â | Â N02167035@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
A Â three Â match Â sweep Â by Â the Â Wom-Â enâ€™s Â Volleyball Â team Â in Â the Â third Â round Â of Â SUNYAC Â pool Â play Â ensured Â the Â Lady Â Hawks Â a Â regular Â season Â title Â and Â FRQÂżUPHG WKH\ ZLOO KRVW WKH 681<$& Championship. Â The Â team Â topped Â SUNY Â Oswego Â 3-Â1 Â Oct. Â 25 Â before Â defeating Â both Â SUNY Â Cortland Â and Â SUNY Â Potsdam Â 3-Â1 Â on Â Oct. Â GXULQJ WKH ÂżQDO URXQG RI 681<$& play Â at Â Buffalo Â State. Â Â +HDG &RDFK 0DWW *LXIUH VDLG WKH team, Â who Â has Â an Â overall Â season Â record Â of Â 28-Â5 Â and Â conference Â record Â of Â 9-Â0, Â ZDQWHG WR ÂżQLVK WKH VHDVRQ DV VWURQJ as Â they Â started Â and Â knew Â these Â last Â few Â matches Â would Â solidify Â everything Â the Â Lady Â Hawks Â had Â been Â working Â for Â all Â season. Â â€œWe Â are Â so Â excited Â to Â be Â hosting Â SUNYACs Â this Â year, Â it Â kind Â of Â gives Â us Â a Â push Â start Â that Â we Â donâ€™t Â get Â anywhere Â HOVHÂ´ IRXUWK\HDU FDSWDLQ 0DULVVD .LQJ VDLGÂł,WDOVRJLYHVXVDFRQÂżGHQFHERRVW because Â we Â know Â what Â we Â can Â achieve Â since Â we Â earned Â the Â right Â to Â host. Â Â Now Â
ZHMXVWKDYHWRÂżQLVKZKDWZHNQRZZH are Â capable Â of.â€? The Â Lady Â Hawks Â debuted Â at Â No.5 Â in Â the Â intitial Â NCAA Â New Â York Â Regional Â rankings. Â They Â have Â three Â wins Â against Â regionally-Âranked Â teams Â in Â the Â New Â York Â region Â and Â two Â wins Â against Â teams Â that Â are Â regionally-Âranked Â in Â other Â re-Â gions. Â Â The Â regional Â rankings Â will Â now Â be Â released Â on Â a Â weekly Â basis Â and Â help Â determine Â which Â teams Â make Â the Â NCAA Â Tournament. Â Â Â Â Â *LXIUH VDLG WKH KRPH FRXUW DGYDQ-Â tage Â that Â comes Â from Â hosting Â the Â champi-Â RQVKLSZDVDOZD\VDVRXJKWDIWHUEHQHÂżW of Â receiving Â the Â regular-Âseason Â confer-Â ence Â title. Â However, Â it Â was Â at Â Saturdayâ€™s Â match Â against Â Cortland, Â he Â said, Â where Â the Â importance Â of Â a Â supporting Â crowd Â re-Â ally Â showed. Â The Â Menâ€™s Â Soccer Â team, Â who Â were Â in Â Buffalo Â to Â play Â a Â game Â of Â their Â own Â against Â Buffalo Â State, Â came Â to Â cheer Â on Â WKH/DG\+DZNV,QWKDWPRPHQW*LXIUH said Â he Â saw Â a Â change Â of Â drive Â and Â pas-Â sion Â within Â the Â teamâ€™s Â play. Â â€œThat Â sort Â of Â support Â provides Â a Â bub-Â ble Â of Â energy, Â the Â same Â type Â of Â energy Â
that Â we Â have Â when Â we Â play Â at Â home,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œWhen Â we Â have Â that Â energy, Â it Â GHÂżQLWHO\JLYHVXVDQHGJHRYHUZKRHYHU weâ€™re Â playing.â€? Â The Â Lady Â Hawks Â will Â face Â Potsdam Â RU 681< 3ODWWVEXUJK LQ WKH VHPLÂżQDO PDWFK6DWXUGD\1RY*LXIUHVDLG â€œEither Â team Â we Â face Â will Â be Â com-Â ing Â off Â of Â a Â win, Â and Â either Â team Â coming Â RIIDZLQZLWKWKDWVRUWRIFRQÂżGHQFHDO-Â ready Â will Â be Â dangerous,â€? Â he Â said, Â adding Â Buffalo Â State Â and Â SUNY Â Fredonia Â have Â performed Â well Â within Â the Â conference Â and Â will Â also Â be Â stiff Â competition Â for Â the Â SUNYAC Â title. Â Â *LXIUH VDLG WKH WHDP ZLOO FRQWLQXH WR EH EDFNHG E\ .LQJ DORQJ ZLWK NH\ players Â fourth-Âyear Â captain Â Carrie Â Hack Â and Â second-Âyear Â outside Â hitter Â Becca Â Borquist, Â who Â have Â progressed Â from Â â€œvery Â good Â players Â to Â dominant Â forces Â on Â the Â court Â over Â the Â last Â few Â weeks.â€? Borquist Â said Â although Â the Â team Â leads Â the Â conference Â and Â has Â been Â per-Â forming Â at Â a Â high Â level, Â they Â are Â continu-Â ing Â to Â work Â hard Â to Â progress. â€œWe Â still Â have Â improvements Â to Â make,â€? Â Borquist Â said. Â â€œThereâ€™s Â always Â
something Â to Â get Â better Â at, Â and Â our Â hard Â work Â that Â is Â put Â into Â getting Â better Â allows Â for Â our Â successes.â€? During Â practice Â the Â team Â is Â looking Â to Â stay Â sharp Â and Â â€œtinkering Â with Â a Â few Â WKLQJV RQ RIIHQVHÂ´ *LXIUH VDLG DORQJ with Â structuring Â Â drills Â to Â be Â â€œopponent Â VSHFLÂżFÂ´ Â â€œAt Â this Â time Â in Â the Â season, Â prepar-Â ing Â for Â the Â SUNYAC Â Championship, Â your Â 100 Â percent Â now Â isnâ€™t Â what Â it Â was Â WKUHH PRQWKV DJRÂ´ *LXIUH VDLG Âł, MXVW tell Â them Â to Â give Â 100 Â percent Â of Â whatever Â your Â 100 Â percent Â is Â right Â now.â€? Â The Â team Â beat Â Vassar Â College Â 3-Â1 Â on Â Wednesday Â night Â in Â a Â non-Âconference Â match, Â winning Â the Â three Â games Â 25-Â18, Â 25-Â18 Â and Â 25-Â19. Â Â Borquist Â had Â 10 Â kills Â DQG ÂżYH GLJV ZKLOH .LQJ DGGHG DV-Â sists. Â Â As Â a Â team, Â the Â Lady Â Hawks Â had Â 12 Â aces Â and Â posted Â a Â .391 Â hitting Â percent-Â age, Â while Â limiting Â Vassar Â to Â a Â .146 Â hit-Â ting Â percentage. Â Â In Â preparation Â for Â the Â SUNYAC Â Tournament Â the Â Lady Â Hawks Â will Â at-Â tend Â the Â Skidmore Â Invitational Â Nov. Â 1-Â2, Â where Â they Â will Â take Â on Â Union Â College, Â .HDQ8QLYHUVLW\DQG6NLGPRUH&ROOHJH
Optimistic Â Ending Â for Â Womenâ€™s Â Soccer Â By Â Abbott Â Brant Â Copy Â Editor Â | Â N02167035@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Â Womenâ€™s Â Soccer Â team Â ended Â their Â 2013 Â season Â Saturday Â with Â a Â tie Â in Â double Â overtime Â to Â Buffalo Â State. The Â Lady Â Hawksâ€™ Â 0-Â0 Â score Â against Â the Â Lady Â Bengals Â was Â the Â teamâ€™s Â fourth Â tie Â of Â the Â season Â and Â ended Â the Â 1-Â8-Â2 Â SU-Â NYAC Â campaign Â for Â the Â team. Â The Â team, Â with Â an Â overall Â 3-Â11-Â4 Â record Â for Â the Â sea-Â son, Â was Â unable Â to Â create Â scoring Â oppor-Â tunities Â against Â the Â Lady Â Bengals Â despite Â putting Â 18 Â shots Â on Â goal. Â Head Â Coach Â Colleen Â Bruley Â said Â the Â teamâ€™s Â record Â does Â not Â demonstrate Â the Â strides Â the Â team Â made Â from Â the Â beginning Â of Â the Â season Â to Â their Â last Â few Â contests, Â VSHFLÂżFDOO\ DJDLQVW 681< 2QHRQWD SUNY Â Fredonia Â and Â Buffalo Â State. Â Â â€œThe Â season Â started Â out Â rough,â€? Â Bru-Â ley Â said. Â Â â€œWe Â have Â a Â whole Â new Â team, Â whole Â new Â system. Â We Â are Â in Â a Â different Â
place Â now Â than Â we Â were Â in Â the Â beginning. Â We Â wish Â we Â had Â another Â twenty Â games Â to Â play Â the Â way Â we Â now Â know Â we Â can.â€? Â The Â Lady Â Hawksâ€™ Â 1-Â0 Â loss Â against Â Oneonta Â Oct. Â 19 Â and Â 2-Â0 Â win Â over Â Fredo-Â nia Â Oct. Â 20 Â demonstrated Â to Â Bruley Â and Â their Â opponents Â that Â this Â was Â not Â the Â same Â Lady Â Hawks Â who Â were Â competing Â at Â the Â start Â of Â the Â season. Â â€œWe Â had Â people Â from Â the Â other Â teams Â saying Â how Â they Â couldnâ€™t Â believe Â we Â were Â in Â last Â in Â the Â SUNYAC Â conference,â€? Â Bruley Â said. Â Players Â understanding Â their Â roles Â and Â maturing Â throughout Â the Â season, Â as Â well Â as Â placing Â the Â right Â people Â in Â the Â right Â spots, Â are Â the Â factors Â Bruley Â said Â pushed Â the Â team Â to Â a Â higher Â level Â of Â competition Â DQGDOORZHGSOD\HUVWRFOLFNRQWKHÂżHOG â€œToward Â the Â end Â of Â this Â season Â we Â ZHUHÂżQDOO\UHDOO\FOLFNLQJDQGVWDUWLQJWR ÂżJXUHWKLQJVRXW:HHQGHGWKHVHDVRQRII RQDJRRGQRWHDQG,WKLQNWKDWGHÂżQLWHO\
helped Â set Â the Â tone Â for Â next Â year,â€? Â third-Â year Â Captain Â Eleni Â Anselmi Â said. Â Â â€œThis Â year Â is Â in Â the Â past Â and Â we Â have Â learned Â from Â it Â and Â look Â forward Â to Â showing Â ev-Â eryone Â the Â team Â we Â really Â are Â next Â sea-Â son.â€? Anselmi, Â along Â with Â second-Âyear Â defender Â Allie Â Festa, Â second-Âyear Â mid-Â ÂżHOGHU .ULVWLQD *DQGROIR DQG ÂżUVW\HDU PLGÂżHOGHU6ORDQH/LSVKLHZHUHVWDQGRXW players Â of Â the Â season, Â Bruley Â said. â€œI Â think Â our Â team Â played Â well Â togeth-Â er Â considering Â that Â we Â lost Â eight Â starting Â seniors Â from Â last Â year Â and Â we Â are Â a Â young Â WHDPÂ´*DQGROIRVDLG Anselmi Â and Â second-Âyear Â forward Â Chelsea Â Weir Â led Â the Â team Â in Â goals Â with Â four Â and Â three Â goals Â a Â piece, Â and Â respec-Â tively Â were Â tied Â for Â the Â team Â lead Â in Â as-Â VLVWVZLWKWZR6HFRQG\HDUJRDOLH.U\V-Â WHQ.DQHOHGWKHWHDPLQVDYHVZLWK on Â 330 Â shots Â faced. Â Â She Â also Â had Â a Â 1.36 Â goals Â against Â average.
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Bruley Â said Â while Â she Â is Â used Â to Â heav-Â ily Â recruiting Â potential Â players Â after Â a Â sea-Â VRQÂśVHQGWKHÂżUVW\HDUVRQWKH/DG\ Hawksâ€™ Â means Â less Â new Â faces Â needed. Â Â â€œYou Â always Â worry Â there Â might Â be Â someone Â out Â there Â that Â could Â really Â help Â the Â team,â€? Â Bruley Â said Â of Â â€œtoning Â downâ€? Â recruitment Â this Â year, Â adding Â that Â she Â re-Â mains Â on Â the Â lookout Â for Â a Â reliable Â goal Â scorer Â to Â add Â to Â the Â 2014 Â roster. Â Looking Â forward, Â Bruley Â said Â the Â team Â will Â partake Â in Â group Â activities Â dur-Â ing Â the Â off Â season Â to Â further Â grow Â the Â bond Â the Â Lady Â Hawks Â have Â in Â hopes Â the Â connection Â will Â continue Â into Â next Â sea-Â son. Â The Â team Â will Â also Â begin Â training Â with Â New Â Paltzâ€™s Â new Â Strength Â and Â Con-Â GLWLRQLQJ&RDFK*DU\*DOOQH[WZHHN â€œIn Â the Â last Â huddle Â after Â the Â Buffalo Â game, Â they Â talked Â about Â how Â they Â are Â so Â excited Â for Â next Â year,â€? Â Bruley Â said. Â Âł7KH\ÂśUH UHDG\ WR JHW EDFN RQ WKH ÂżHOG and Â start Â playing Â again.â€? Â
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With Â Martin Â Biron Â retiring Â and Â Henrik Â Lundqvist Â getting Â injured Â re-Â cently, Â thereâ€™s Â a Â question Â thatâ€™s Â been Â far Â in Â the Â back Â of Â all Â Rangers Â fansâ€™ Â minds Â that Â need Â to Â start Â coming Â to Â the Â surface Â now;Í¾ Â What Â do Â we Â do Â when Â Lundqvist Â is Â gone? For Â years Â now, Â the Â Rangers Â havenâ€™t Â had Â to Â worry Â because Â they Â were Â lucky Â to Â not Â only Â have Â one Â of Â the Â best Â goal-Â ies Â in Â the Â game, Â but Â because Â Lundqvist Â was Â drafted Â by Â the Â Rangers Â and Â grew Â to Â become Â who Â he Â is Â while Â in Â the Â Rangers Â organization. Â But, Â unfortunately, Â it Â canâ€™t Â be Â forev-Â HUDQGWKHFRQYHUVDWLRQRIÂ¿QGLQJKLPD successor Â has Â to Â be Â addressed. So Â in Â comes Â 26-Âyear-Âold Â Cam Â Tal-Â bot, Â the Â now-Âsuccessor Â to Â Martin Â Bi-Â ron. Â Talbot Â is Â 2-Â1 Â on Â the Â season, Â losing Â KLVÂ¿UVW1+/JDPHWRWKH3KLODGHOSKLD Flyers Â and Â then Â winning Â in Â overtime Â against Â the Â Detroit Â Red Â Wings Â and Â then Â LQUHJXODUWLPHDJDLQVWWKH1HZ<RUN,V
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BALL IS BACK Southeast Â Divison: Miami Â Heat: Â 62-Â20 Washington Â Wizards: Â 44-Â38 Atlanta Â Hawks: Â 39-Â43 Orlando Â Magic: Â 35-Â47 Charlotte Â Bobcats: Â 28-Â54 Atlantic Â Division: Â Â Brooklyn Â Nets: Â 56-Â26 Â New Â York Â Knicks: Â 48-Â34 Toronto Â Raptors: Â 41-Â41 Boston Â Celtics: Â 30-Â52 Phildadelphia Â 76ers: Â 12-Â70
Central Â Division: Chicago Â Bulls: Â 58-Â24 Indiana Â Pacers: Â 55-Â27 Detroit Â Pistons: Â 45-Â37 Cleveland Â Cavaliers: Â 42-Â40 Milwaukee Â Bucks: Â 34-Â38 Southwest Â Divison: Houston Â Rockets: Â 54-Â28 San Â Antonio Â Spurs: Â 52-Â30 Dallas Â Mavericks: Â 45-Â37 Memphis Â Grizzlies: Â 42-Â40 New Â Orleans Â Pelicans: Â 38-Â44
3DFLÂżF'LYLVLRQ: Â Los Â Angeles Â Clippers: Â 58-Â24 Golden Â State Â Warriors: Â 52-Â30 Los Â Angeles Â Lakers: Â 41-Â41 Sacramento Â Kings: Â 31-Â51 Phoenix Â Suns: Â Â 13-Â79 Northwest Â Division: Â Â Oklahoma Â City Â Thunder: Â 55-Â27 Minnesota Â Timberwolves: Â 45-Â37 Denver Â Nuggets: Â 37-Â45 Portland Â Trailblazers: Â 35-Â47 Utah Â Jazz: Â 26-Â52
Finals: Eastern Â Finals: Â Â Heat Â over Â Bulls Western Â Finals: Â Â Clippers Â over Â Rockets NBA Â Finals: Â Â Heat Â over Â Clippers Awards: MVP: Â Kevin Â Durant Defensive Â Player Â of Â the Â Year: Â Dwight Â Howard Rookie Â of Â the Â Year: Â Â Ben Â McLemore Most Â Improved: Â Enes Â Kantor Comeback Â Player Â of Â the Â Year: Â Kevin Â Love Sixth Â Man Â of Â the Â Year: Â Harrison Â Barnes Coach Â of Â the Â Year: Â Doc Â Rivers
The Â Miami Â Heat Â are Â looking Â to Â win Â their Â third Â championship Â in Â a Â row.
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Now Â that Â basketball Â is Â back, Â every Â team Â is Â hoping Â to Â make Â the Â playoffs Â and Â compete Â for Â a Â championship, Â except Â the Â Philadelphia Â 76ers Â and Â the Â Phoenix Â Suns. Â Â This Â should Â be Â one Â of Â the Â best Â seasons Â in Â a Â while, Â with Â so Â many Â great Â young Â players Â and Â with Â so Â many Â intriguing Â storylines. Â Â Letâ€™s Â take Â a Â look Â at Â each Â of Â the Â divisions Â heading Â into Â the Â 2013-Â14 Â season: The Â Atlantic Â Division Â will Â be Â a Â battle Â be-Â tween Â the Â two Â New Â York Â teams, Â the Â Brooklyn Â Nets Â and Â the Â New Â York Â Knicks. Â Â The Â Nets Â added Â Kevin Â Garnett Â and Â Paul Â Pierce Â to Â team-Âup Â with Â Brook Â Lopez, Â Deron Â Williams Â and Â Joe Â Johnson Â WRPDNHWKHEHVWVWDUWLQJÂżYHLQWKH1%$7KHDG dition Â of Â Pierce Â and Â Garnett Â will Â provide Â leader-Â ship, Â which Â will Â make Â them Â one Â of Â the Â best Â teams Â in Â the Â Eastern Â Conference. Â Â The Â Knicks Â traded Â for Â Andrea Â Bargnani Â who, Â if Â healthy, Â will Â be Â able Â to Â knock Â down Â three-Âpointers Â when Â opposing Â de-Â fenses Â key Â on Â Carmelo Â Anthony. Â Â If Â he Â does Â get Â hurt Â again Â then Â the Â Knicks Â offense Â will Â be Â noth-Â ing Â more Â than Â isolations Â from Â Anthony Â and Â J.R. Â Smith. Â Â The Â Toronto Â Raptors Â can Â compete Â for Â the Â seventh Â or Â eighth Â seed Â in Â the Â Eastern Â Confer-Â ence Â as Â long Â as Â they Â donâ€™t Â trade Â Rudy Â Gay. Â Â The Â Boston Â Celtics Â will Â go Â into Â full Â rebuilding Â mode Â and Â trade Â Rajon Â Rondo Â once Â heâ€™s Â fully Â healthy. Â Â The Â Philadelphia Â 76ers Â will Â be Â the Â worst Â team Â in Â the Â NBA Â and Â tank Â for Â Kansasâ€™ Â Andrew Â Wiggins.
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In Â the Â Central Â Divison Â the Â Chicago Â Bulls Â will Â go Â back Â to Â their Â old Â form Â with Â â€œ#TheReturnâ€? Â of Â Derrick Â Rose Â from Â a Â torn Â ACL. Â His Â return Â will Â make Â them Â the Â biggest Â challengers Â to Â the Â Miami Â Heat Â in Â the Â Eastern Â Conference. Â The Â Indiana Â Pacers Â were Â one Â game Â away Â from Â the Â NBA Â Fi-Â nals Â last Â year Â and Â while Â their Â bench Â has Â improved Â with Â the Â addition Â of Â Luis Â Scola Â and Â Danny Â Granger Â returning Â from Â injury, Â their Â season Â will Â end Â prematurely Â because Â of Â the Â improvement Â of Â the Â Bulls. Â The Â Detroit Â Pistons ZLOO EH WKH ÂżIWK seed Â in Â the Â Eastern Â Conference Â and Â have Â one Â of Â the Â best Â frontlines Â in Â the Â NBA Â with Â the Â addition Â of Â Josh Â Smith. Â Â The Â Cleveland Â Cavaliers Â will Â compete Â for Â one Â of Â the Â last Â playoff Â spots, Â but Â are Â still Â a Â year Â or Â two Â away Â with Â their Â young Â core Â of Â Kyrie Â Irving, Â Dion Â Waiters, Â Tristan Â Thompson Â and Â Anthony Â Bennett. Â The Â Milwauke Â Bucks Â will Â not Â make Â the Â playoffs Â after Â losing Â Brandon Â Jen-Â nings, Â Monta Â Ellis Â and Â J.J. Â Reddick. Â Â However, Â O.J. Â Mayo Â will Â put Â up Â big Â numbers Â and Â Larry Â Sanders Â will Â continue Â to Â be Â one Â of Â the Â best Â de-Â fenders Â in Â the Â league. In Â the Â Southeast Â Division Â the Â Heat Â will Â be Â the Â best Â team Â in Â the Â NBA Â again, Â but Â the Â gap Â be-Â tween Â them Â and Â the Â second Â best Â team Â in Â the Â east Â will Â be Â closer Â this Â year. Â The Â Atlanta Â Hawks Â will Â trade Â Al Â Horford Â to Â allow Â the Â team Â to Â get Â a Â bet-Â ter Â pick Â in Â this Â yearâ€™s Â draft. Â Â The Â Washington Â Wizards Â will Â make Â the Â playoffs Â after Â having Â a Â full Â season Â with Â John Â Wall Â and Â Bradley Â Beal. Â The Â recent Â addition Â of Â Marcin Â Gortat Â will Â provide Â
stability Â on Â their Â frontline. Â Â The Â Orlando Â Mag-Â ic Â will Â be Â better Â than Â last Â year, Â but Â their Â young Â team Â will Â need Â to Â spend Â some Â time Â developing Â and Â building Â chemistry Â before Â they Â can Â become Â a Â playoff Â team. Â Â The Â Charlotte Â Bobcats Â will Â again Â be Â a Â lottery Â team Â because Â of Â their Â poor Â drafting Â history. Â Â The Â Oklahoma Â City Â Thunder Â again Â will Â be Â the Â class Â of Â the Â Northwest Â Division;Íž Â despite Â Russell Â Westbrook Â being Â out Â until Â December, Â Kevin Â Durant Â will Â put Â up Â huge Â numbers Â in Â his Â absence. Â Â Finally Â having Â a Â full Â season Â with Â Kevin Â Love Â and Â Ricky Â Rubio Â the Â Minnesota Â Timber-Â wolvesZLOOPDNHWKHSOD\RIIVIRUWKHÂżUVWWLPH since Â 2004. Â Â After Â losing Â Andre Â Igoudala Â in Â free Â DJHQF\DIWHUÂżULQJ*HRUJH.DUODQG'DQLOOR*DO linari Â being Â out Â for Â an Â extended Â period Â of Â time Â the Â Denver Â Nuggets Â will Â fail Â to Â make Â the Â play-Â offs. Â Â The Â Portland Â Trailblazers Â will Â improve Â in Â the Â second Â season Â of Â the Â Damian Â Lillard Â and Â La-Â Marcus Â Aldridge Â era, Â but Â will Â need Â another Â wing Â player Â in Â order Â to Â make Â the Â playoffs. Â The Â Utah Â JazzZLOOEHRQHRIWKHÂżYHZRUVWWHDPVLQWKH league Â after Â losing Â Paul Â Millsap Â and Â Al Â Jefferson Â this Â summer. The Â Los Â Angeles Â Clippers Â will Â win Â the Â 3DFLÂżF'LYLVLRQDJDLQDQGZLOOZLQWKH:HVWHUQ Conference Â this Â season. Â Â The Â additions Â of Â Red-Â dick, Â Jared Â Dudley Â and Â eventually Â Emeka Â Oka-Â for Â when Â he Â is Â bought Â out Â from Â the Â Suns Â will Â al-Â low Â them Â to Â get Â over Â the Â top. Â Â The Â Golden Â State Â Warriors Â will Â be Â the Â most Â fun Â team Â to Â watch Â in Â
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the Â entire Â league Â with Â the Â trio Â of Â Stephen Â Curry, Â Klay Â Thompson Â and Â Igoudala. Â Every Â basket-Â ball Â fan Â is Â just Â praying Â Curryâ€™s Â ankles Â will Â stay Â healthy Â for Â the Â entire Â season. Â Â The Â Los Â Angeles Â Lakers Â will Â fail Â to Â make Â the Â playoffs Â this Â season Â and Â will Â attempt Â to Â sign Â LeBron Â James Â or Â Antho-Â ny Â next Â summer. Â Â The Â Sacramento Â Kings Â will Â improve Â this Â season Â with Â the Â additions Â of Â Grevis Â Vasquez Â and Â Ben Â McLemore Â to Â go Â with Â DeMar-Â cus Â Cousins, Â but Â are Â still Â too Â young Â to Â be Â a Â play-Â off Â contender. Â Â The Â SunsKDYHRIÂżFLDOO\JLYHQXS on Â their Â season Â last Â week Â when Â they Â traded Â Gortat Â and Â they Â are Â now Â focused Â on Â the Â draft, Â with Â the Â SRVVLELOLW\RIWKHPKDYLQJIRXUÂżUVWURXQGSLFNV The Â Houston Â Rockets Â will Â win Â the Â South-Â west Â Divison Â because Â of Â their Â acquisition Â of Â Dwight Â Howard Â last Â summer. Â Â Howard Â and Â James Â Harden Â will Â become Â the Â best Â guard-Âcenter Â duo Â in Â the Â entire Â league. Â The Â San Â Antonio Â Spurs Â wonâ€™t Â play Â as Â well Â as Â last Â year Â and Â with Â Tim Â Duncan, Â Tony Â Parker Â and Â Manu Â Ginobili Â being Â another Â year Â older Â thereâ€™s Â no Â way Â they Â return Â to Â the Â NBA Â Finals. Â Â The Â Memphis Â Grizzlies Â will Â not Â make Â WKH:HVWHUQ )LQDOV DJDLQ DQG ZLOO UHDOL]H ÂżULQJ Lionel Â Hollins Â was Â a Â huge Â mistake. Â Â The Â Dallas Â Mavericks Â will Â make Â the Â playoffs Â after Â missing Â them Â last Â year Â because Â of Â a Â motivated Â season Â from Â Dirk Â Nowitzki. Â Â The Â New Â Orleans Â Pelicans Â will Â be Â much Â improved Â because Â of Â the Â acquisi-Â tions Â of Â Jrue Â Holiday Â and Â Tyreke Â Evans, Â but Â will Â have Â to Â trade Â Ryan Â Anderson Â for Â Omer Â Asik Â be-Â fore Â they Â can Â become Â a Â playoff Â team. Â
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