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Students, Â Faculty Â Discuss Â Drugs
Dr. Â Zelbert Â Moore, Â a Â Black Â Studies Â professor, Â spoke Â on Â the Â drug Â war Â and Â the Â collateral Â damage Â along Â with Â it Â at Â SSDPâ€™s Â Drug Â Panel Â on Â Nov. Â 17. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â PHOTO Â BY Â JIMMY Â CORRAO
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Students Â gathered Â in Â Lecture Â Center Â 100 Â on Â Thursday, Â Nov. Â 17 Â from Â 7:30 Â to Â 9:30 Â p.m. Â to Â hear Â professors Â of Â various Â disciplines Â speak Â on Â different Â drug-Ârelated Â topics Â and Â issues Â for Â the Â ÂżUVWWLPHLQDSDQHOVW\OHGLVFXVVLRQ The Â panel Â was Â organized Â by Â Students Â for Â Sensible Â Drug Â Policy Â (SSDP) Â member Â Wendy Â Cohen. Â SSDP Â is Â an Â international Â organization Â and Â other Â chapters Â have Â hosted Â debates, Â some-Â thing Â Cohen Â wanted Â to Â hold Â a Â variant Â of. Âł:H ÂżJXUHG ZK\ QRW EULQJ GLVFXVVLRQ LQ-Â ward Â into Â our Â community Â and Â just Â start Â the Â dia-Â logue Â between Â different Â professors Â and Â different Â departments?â€? Â Cohen Â said. Â â€œIt Â is Â a Â problem Â on Â campus Â and Â we Â just Â donâ€™t Â really Â talk Â about Â it Â KHUHVR,ÂżJXUHGZK\QRWVWDUWIURPZLWKLQEH-Â fore Â getting Â outside Â people.â€? $WÂżUVW&RKHQVDLGVKHKDGDGLIÂżFXOWWLPH getting Â professors Â to Â speak Â on Â the Â subject Â as Â it Â is Â controversial Â and Â many Â did Â not Â feel Â they Â were Â experts Â or Â comfortable Â enough Â with Â the Â subject Â matter. Â SSDP Â formed Â a Â list Â of Â about Â 20 Â to Â 25 Â possible Â professors Â to Â join. Â Although Â many Â did Â not Â want Â to Â participate Â in Â the Â program, Â they Â were Â able Â to Â direct Â the Â group Â to Â other Â professors Â who Â might Â be Â more Â helpful. The Â main Â reason Â Cohen Â created Â the Â event Â was Â to Â inform Â students Â about Â drug Â use, Â since Â she Â said Â she Â believes Â many Â students Â take Â drugs Â without Â realizing Â what Â they Â are Â doing Â to Â both Â their Â mind Â and Â body. Â She Â hoped Â the Â panel Â would Â bring Â further Â awareness Â to Â the Â issue Â while Â foster-Â ing Â a Â dialogue. Although Â SSDP Â has Â a Â clear Â stance Â on Â current Â drug Â policies, Â Cohen Â said Â the Â group Â wanted Â to Â
put Â their Â perspective Â aside Â for Â the Â panel. â€œWe Â really Â wanted Â to Â take Â that Â away Â from Â this Â event Â and Â just Â make Â it Â more Â of Â an Â open Â dis-Â cussion Â so Â that Â people Â can Â talk Â about Â how Â they Â feel Â about Â it Â without Â feeling Â pressured Â to Â say Â one Â thing Â or Â another,â€? Â Cohen Â said. The Â speakers Â included Â Giordana Â Grossi Â (psychology), Â Laura Â Ebert Â (Latin Â American Â Studies), Â AJ Â Williams-ÂMeyers Â (Black Â Studies), Â Irwin Â Sperber Â (sociology), Â Zelbert Â Moore Â (Latin Â American Â Studies/Black Â Studies) Â and Â Kate Â Mc-Â Coy Â (educational Â studies). Â Each Â professor Â dis-Â cussed Â a Â different Â topic Â for Â 10 Â minutes Â and Â then Â there Â was Â an Â open Â discussion Â for Â questions. Grossi Â talked Â about Â how Â drugs Â affect Â the Â nervous Â system, Â mostly Â through Â their Â â€œaction Â on Â the Â synapses.â€? Â She Â said Â she Â felt Â students Â might Â not Â know Â enough Â about Â how Â drugs Â affect Â brain Â function Â and Â thought Â it Â was Â important Â informa-Â tion Â to Â deliver. Sperber Â said Â there Â must Â be Â a Â coherent Â strate-Â gy Â for Â addressing Â both Â licit Â and Â illicit Â substances Â to Â deter Â students Â from Â experimentation. Â How-Â ever, Â his Â main Â topic Â was Â the Â desire Â for Â decrimi-Â nalization Â of Â marijuana. Â â€œThose Â advocating Â the Â decriminalization Â of Â pot Â and Â other Â popular Â substances, Â for Â example, Â pay Â little Â attention Â to Â the Â public Â health Â risks, Â the Â environmental Â impact Â and Â the Â psychological Â harm Â rising Â from Â their Â widespread Â use,â€? Â Sperber Â said. He Â concluded Â his Â portion Â by Â offering Â the Â so-Â lution Â of Â sanctions Â on Â the Â use Â of Â any Â drugs, Â pre-Â ceded Â by Â a Â thorough Â educational Â program Â â€œon Â a Â community-Âwide Â basis.â€? Ebert, Â a Â professor Â of Â a Â Latin Â American Â eco-Â nomic Â development Â course, Â covered Â the Â concept Â
of Â supply Â and Â demand Â in Â the Â drug Â market Â in Â Lat-Â in Â America. Â He Â talked Â about Â the Â increasing Â de-Â mand Â in Â developing Â Latin Â American Â countries, Â but Â how Â supply Â is Â more Â complicated. Â She Â said Â WKRVHDWWKHWRSHDUQKXJHSURÂżWVEXWWKHSRRU farmers Â at Â the Â bottom Â who Â produce Â drugs Â such Â as Â cocaine Â and Â heroin Â live Â in Â â€œremote Â and Â under-Â developedâ€? Â areas. â€œThese Â farmers Â and Â their Â families Â live Â on Â subsistence Â in Â unfertile Â land Â (although Â condu-Â cive Â for Â growing Â cocoa Â leaves) Â and Â live Â in Â com-Â munities Â with Â little Â state Â oversight Â in Â terms Â of Â the Â rule Â of Â law,â€? Â Ebert Â said. Â â€œTherefore Â high Â end Â drug Â gangs Â and Â thugs Â can Â easily Â rule Â over Â poor Â farmers Â extracting Â from Â them Â leaves Â and Â opium Â poppies Â at Â low Â cost.â€? The Â drug Â war Â and Â its Â collateral Â damage Â was Â Mooreâ€™s Â topic. Â He Â told Â stories Â about Â innocent Â people Â hurt Â as Â a Â result Â of Â drug Â war Â violence Â and Â also Â went Â into Â the Â incarceration Â of Â young Â black Â men Â because Â of Â this. Â Â Williams-ÂMeyers Â focused Â on Â the Â book, Â â€œThe Â New Â Jim Â Crow,â€? Â which Â is Â about Â the Â racial Â biases Â in Â the Â war Â on Â drugs Â and Â who Â is Â adversely Â affected. Â One Â idea Â mentioned Â was Â immaculate Â perception, Â which Â is Â that Â all Â out Â perspectives Â have Â been Â molded, Â shaped Â and Â are Â controlled Â by Â media Â portrayals. Â Williams-ÂMeyers Â said Â studies Â reveal Â that Â even Â if Â people Â think Â they Â are Â not Â rac-Â ists, Â they Â still Â have Â unconscious Â racist Â reactions Â to Â photos. McCoyâ€™s Â presentation Â was Â titled, Â â€œRe-Âthink-Â ing Â Drug Â Education.â€? Â She Â said Â scare Â tactics Â and Â intimidation Â often Â lead Â to Â misinformation, Â which Â costs Â credibility Â and Â how Â reasons Â for Â drug Â XVHDUHRIWHQÂłRYHUVLPSOLÂżHGÂ´ She Â continued Â into Â what Â a Â better Â drug Â educa-Â
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tion Â would Â entail. Â She Â feels Â that Â there Â needs Â to Â be Â a Â better Â understanding Â of Â why Â people Â choose Â drugs. Â Some Â theories Â include Â human Â drive Â and Â living Â in Â a Â â€œmedicine Â society.â€? Â She Â said Â she Â also Â felt Â that Â more Â accurate Â in-Â formation Â about Â drugs Â in Â general Â must Â be Â pro-Â vided. â€œWe Â need Â better Â and Â more Â accurate Â informa-Â tion Â about Â drugs Â themselves Â and Â what Â they Â do Â physiologically, Â what Â are Â the Â dangers, Â how Â do Â people Â use Â them, Â how Â might Â they Â be Â used Â more Â safely Â if Â people Â do Â decide Â to Â use Â them,â€? Â McCoy Â said. Â â€œIf Â we Â start Â thinking Â about Â all Â the Â things Â that Â are Â drugs Â and Â how Â we Â moderate Â our Â use Â of Â those Â things Â it Â can Â translate Â over Â into Â these Â other Â drugs Â that Â we Â think Â are Â really Â dangerous.â€? The Â discussion Â at Â the Â end Â of Â the Â presenta-Â tions Â involved Â a Â debate Â between Â McCoy Â and Â Moore Â about Â drug Â testing Â on Â welfare Â recipients, Â something Â McCoy Â highly Â opposed Â and Â Moore Â favored. Â Some Â students Â also Â expressed Â feelings Â against Â Sperberâ€™s Â critique Â of Â the Â magazine Â High Â Times. With Â a Â wide Â range Â of Â lecturers Â and Â an Â in-Â volved Â discussion, Â Cohen Â hoped Â Â students Â would Â leave Â feeling Â more Â comfortable Â with Â the Â subject Â of Â drugs Â and Â the Â surrounding Â issues. â€œIf Â someone Â walks Â out Â more Â educated Â on Â drugs Â than Â when Â they Â walked Â in, Â then Â I Â feel Â like Â we Â have Â achieved Â our Â goal,â€? Â Cohen Â said. McCoyâ€™s Â drug Â education Â and Â policy Â class Â is Â KROGLQJDÂżQDOH[KLELWLRQZLWKPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQ on Â Dec. Â 19 Â from Â 12:30 Â to Â 2:30 Â p.m. Â in Â the Â Hon-Â ors Â Center Â and Â Cohen Â plans Â to Â hold Â a Â follow Â up Â panel Â in Â the Â spring Â to Â â€œdig Â deeperâ€? Â into Â the Â is-Â sues Â most Â interesting Â to Â attendees.
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FIFTEEN Â YEAR Â MURDER Â SPREE When Â four Â bodies Â were Â found Â last Â December Â strewn Â along Â a Â remote Â barrier Â beach Â south Â of Â 1HZ <RUNÂśV /RQJ ,VODQG SROLFH ÂżJXUHG WKH\ were Â dealing Â with Â a Â serial Â killer. Â On Â Wednesday, Â the Â Suffolk Â County Â police Â commissioner Â said Â detectives Â now Â think Â one Â person Â is Â probably Â re-Â sponsible Â for Â all Â 10 Â deaths Â dating Â back Â to Â 1996. ANOTHER Â VICTIM Â SPEAKS Former Â Penn Â State Â assistant Â football Â coach Â Jerry Â Sandusky Â sexually Â abused Â a Â boy Â more Â than Â 100 Â times Â and Â threatened Â to Â harm Â his Â family Â to Â keep Â him Â quiet, Â ac-Â FRUGLQJWRDODZVXLWÂżOHG:HGQHVGD\E\D new Â accuser Â who Â is Â not Â part Â of Â the Â crimi-Â nal Â case. CAIN Â TANGLED Â IN Â SCANDAL The Â woman Â who Â says Â she Â had Â a Â long-Ârun-Â ning Â extramarital Â affair Â with Â Republican Â presidential Â candidate Â Herman Â Cain Â is Â a Â single Â mother Â and Â Atlanta-Âarea Â business-Â ZRPDQZKRKDVIDFHGUHSHDWHGÂżQDQFLDO trouble Â and Â once Â lost Â a Â lawsuit Â accusing Â her Â of Â spreading Â damaging Â lies Â about Â an Â ex-Âbusiness Â partner. AN Â APPLE Â A Â DAY... The Â Food Â and Â Drug Â Administration Â is Â consid-Â ering Â tightening Â restrictions Â for Â the Â levels Â of Â arsenic Â allowed Â in Â apple Â juice Â after Â consumer Â groups Â pushed Â the Â agency Â to Â crack Â down Â on Â the Â contaminant. Â Studies Â show Â that Â apple Â juice Â has Â generally Â low Â levels Â of Â arsenic, Â and Â the Â government Â says Â it Â is Â safe Â to Â drink. Â TIME Â TO Â TOKE Â UP? Â Washington Â Gov. Â Chris Â Gregoire Â and Â Rhode Â ,VODQG*RY/LQFROQ&KDIHHÂżOHGDSHWLWLRQ with Â the Â U.S. Â Drug Â Enforcement Â Admin-Â istration Â asking Â to Â reclassify Â marijuana Â so Â doctors Â can Â prescribe Â it Â and Â pharmacists Â can Â ÂżOO WKH SUHVFULSWLRQ DV D 6FKHGXOH GUXJ allowing Â it Â to Â be Â used Â for Â medical Â treatment. GRAHAM Â HOSPITALIZED The Â Rev. Â Billy Â Graham Â was Â admitted Â to Â a Â hospital Â Wednesday Â near Â his Â home Â in Â western Â North Â Carolina Â to Â be Â tested Â for Â pneumonia Â after Â suffering Â from Â con-Â gestion, Â a Â cough Â and Â a Â slight Â fever, Â his Â spokesman Â said. Compiled Â from Â the Â AP Â Newswire
Â PHOTO Â BY Â JACK Â SOMMER The Â senate Â discussed Â a Â bill Â created Â by Â the Â CRC Â regarding Â legislative Â body Â elections. Â Â
By Â Jaleesa Â Baulkman Â Copy Â Editor Â | Â Jbaulkman75@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Â 52nd Â student Â senate Â discussed Â a Â bill Â created Â by Â the Â Constitution Â and Â Rules Â Committee Â (CRC) Â regarding Â the Â Student Â Association Â (SA) Â election Â pro-Â cess Â Tuesday. Earlier Â in Â the Â meeting, Â SA Â President Â Terrell Â Coakley Â talked Â about Â the Â plans Â for Â the Â program Â held Â on Â Nov. Â 30, Â â€œCan Â We Â Talk Â About Â It?â€? Â Coakley Â said Â he Â wanted Â the Â program Â to Â have Â an Â intimate Â setting, Â so Â if Â more Â than Â 300 Â students Â show Â up, Â he Â planned Â on Â splitting Â the Â au-Â dience Â into Â groups Â of Â 30 Â people. Vice Â President Â of Â Academic Â Affairs Â and Â Governance Â Ayanna Â Thomas Â also Â announced Â there Â are Â Â more Â than Â 40 Â stu-Â dents Â running Â for Â the Â 15 Â seats Â on Â the Â student Â senate. Â She Â said Â voting Â for Â the Â student Â senate Â begins Â Dec. Â 7 Â and Â ends Â on Â Dec. Â 9. Â Â Students Â can Â vote Â by Â logging Â in Â to Â their Â my.newpaltz.edu Â accounts. Â Thomas Â also Â announced Â that Â the Â library Â survey Â ZDVÂżQDOL]HGE\5D\PRQG6FKZDU]DV-Â sociate Â vice Â president Â of Â Student Â Affairs, Â and Â it Â will Â be Â distributed Â via Â e-Âmail Â to Â students Â to Â determine Â how Â theyâ€™re Â going Â to Â modify Â library Â hours. During Â his Â report, Â Senate Â Chair Â Al-Â berto Â Aquino Â said Â there Â were Â also Â hate Â crimes Â reported Â at Â the Â University Â of Â Buffalo. Â A Â Muslim Â student, Â the Â victim Â of Â the Â repeated Â hate Â crimes Â at Â the Â school, Â
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found Â two Â swastikas Â keyed Â into Â her Â car Â and Â had Â racially-Âbased Â remarks Â yelled Â at Â her. Â Aquino Â announced Â that Â the Â SUNY Â Student Â Assembly Â is Â working Â on Â a Â SU-Â NY-Âwide Â movement Â about Â diversity Â and Â the Â powers Â that Â keep Â racism Â intact. Â After Â the Â reports, Â Sens. Â Samantha Â .RVVLQ DQG 0DUN 0DOL]LD WDONHG DERXW Article Â 14, Â Section Â 3 Â of Â the Â SA Â constitu-Â tion. Â Â The Â bill Â stated Â in Â the Â case Â that Â there Â is Â a Â tie Â between Â two Â senators Â for Â senate Â seats Â their Â â€œnames Â shall Â be Â placed Â on Â uniform Â index Â cards Â and Â selected Â at Â ran-Â dom Â by Â the Â Vice Â President Â of Â Academic Â Affairs Â and Â Governance Â in Â the Â presence Â RIWKHVHQDWHGXULQJWKHÂżUVWOHJLVODWLYH session Â of Â the Â semester,â€? Â the Â person Â se-Â
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lected Â will Â be Â granted Â the Â seat. Â â€œI Â didnâ€™t Â really Â think Â that Â was Â a Â good Â way Â to Â go Â about Â the Â election,â€? Â said Â Mal-Â L]LDÂł,ÂżJXUHGWKDWLILWÂśVWKDWUDQGRPLW GRHVQÂśWQHFHVVDULO\IXOÂżOODQ\ERG\ZLWK DGHVLUHWRKDYHWKHPRVWTXDOLÂżHGDQG the Â most Â enthusiastic Â student Â on Â senate.â€? 6HQ0DOL]LDFUHDWHGDELOOVWDWLQJLI two Â or Â more Â people Â are Â tied Â for Â a Â seat Â on Â the Â senate, Â the Â candidates Â will Â have Â to Â appear Â before Â the Â senate Â and Â present Â to Â them. Â After Â the Â two Â candidates Â pres-Â ent Â they Â will Â be Â sent Â out Â of Â the Â room Â and Â the Â legislative Â body Â will Â Â vote Â on Â which Â of Â the Â two Â tied Â candidates Â will Â get Â the Â senate Â chair. Â The Â next Â senate Â meeting Â will Â take Â place Â Dec. Â 6 Â in Â room Â 418. Â
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Task Â Force Â Takes Â On Â Distracted Â Driving Â By Â Jaleesa Â Baulkman Â Â
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After Â hearing Â cases Â involving Â car Â accidents Â caused Â by Â the Â use Â of Â cellular Â devices, Â former Â New Â Paltz Â Town Â Judge Â Judy Â Reichler Â founded Â a Â task Â force Â group Â called Â New Â Paltz Â Stop Â Distracted Â Driving Â (NPSDD). Â Â NPSDD Â is Â a Â coalition Â of Â concerned Â citizens Â and Â members Â of Â the Â state, Â county Â and Â local Â law Â enforcement Â aiming Â to Â â€œeducate Â as Â many Â people Â as Â possible Â about Â the Â many Â real Â dangers Â of Â being Â distracted Â while Â driving,â€? Â Â she Â said. Â NPSDD Â which Â will Â be Â hosting Â demonstra-Â tion Â and Â educational Â events Â throughout Â the Â year. Reichler Â decided Â to Â create Â this Â group Â after Â hearing Â one Â of Â case Â in Â particular Â about Â a Â young Â woman Â arguing Â on Â the Â phone Â with Â her Â mother Â Â while Â she Â was Â driving Â in Â a Â vehicle Â with Â two Â of Â her Â friends. Â She Â crashed Â her Â car, Â killing Â one Â of Â her Â friends Â who Â was Â sitting Â in Â the Â backseat. Â Reichler Â said Â the Â other Â friend, Â who Â was Â sit-Â ting Â in Â the Â passenger Â seat, Â said Â that Â after Â the Â car Â crash, Â the Â driver Â -Â Â whose Â cell Â phone Â was Â still Â in Â her Â hand Â -Â Â tried Â to Â continue Â a Â discourse Â with Â her Â mother. Â Although Â there Â are Â laws Â restricting Â cell-Â phone Â use Â and Â texting Â Â while Â driving Â in Â New Â York, Â Reichler Â believes Â a Â coalition Â group Â against Â distracted Â driving Â is Â still Â necessary Â since Â these Â laws Â are Â relatively Â new Â and Â are Â only Â effective Â for Â people Â who Â know Â about Â them. Â Â The Â committee, Â which Â is Â comprised Â of Â traf-Â ÂżFVDIHW\DJHQFLHVÂżUVWUHVSRQGHUVDQGWRZQDQG village Â leaders, Â began Â meeting Â in Â September. Â
SECOND Â CHANCE Â A Â U.S. Â businessman Â who Â spent Â nearly Â four Â months Â in Â an Â Aruban Â jail Â before Â a Â judge Â or-Â dered Â his Â release Â scored Â another Â legal Â vic-Â tory Â Wednesday Â when Â an Â appeals Â court Â re-Â jected Â a Â prosecution Â appeal Â to Â put Â him Â back Â in Â pretrial Â detention.
Former Â New Â Paltz Â Town Â Judge Â Judy Â Reichler Â founded Â NPSDD. Â Â Â PHOTO Â BY Â COURTNEY Â MOORE Â
They Â plan Â on Â holding Â demonstrations Â and Â edu-Â cational Â programs Â Â in Â the Â New Â Paltz Â to Â educate Â people Â about Â not Â using Â cellular Â devices Â while Â driving. Chief Â of Â Police Â Joseph Â Snyder Â said Â â€œstatis-Â tics Â shows Â [that] Â the Â number Â of Â accidents Â [have] Â increase Â tremendously Â Â due Â to Â cell Â phone Â use Â and Â texting.â€? According Â to Â The Â New Â York Â Times, Â studies Â show Â drivers Â using Â cellular Â phones Â are Â four Â times Â more Â likely Â to Â cause Â a Â crash Â and Â that Â â€œthe Â likeli-Â hood Â that Â they Â will Â crash Â is Â equal Â to Â that Â of Â some-Â one Â with Â a Â .08 Â percent Â blood Â alcohol Â level Â -Â Â the Â point Â at Â which Â drivers Â are Â generally Â considered Â intoxicated.â€?
Reischler Â said Â that Â research Â have Â come Â to Â re-Â alize Â that Â just Â using Â hand-Âfree Â devices Â while Â driv-Â ing Â is Â also Â dangerous Â and Â that Â parents Â need Â to Â act Â as Â role Â models Â for Â their Â teens. Â â€œI Â personally Â want Â to Â target Â parents Â [as Â well Â as Â teens],â€? Â Reichler Â said. Â From Â Nov. Â 23 Â to Â Nov. Â 27, Â the Â NPSDD Â col-Â laborated Â with Â the Â town Â police Â in Â â€œOperation Â Hang Â Up,â€? Â a Â safety-Âgeared Â sweep Â that Â focuses Â on Â Â texting Â and Â cellphone Â use Â while Â driving. Â Reichler Â said Â that Â local Â cops Â and Â New Â York Â State Â Police Â gave Â out Â more Â than Â 70 Â tickets Â to Â drivers Â who Â were Â texting Â or Â using Â their Â cellphone Â while Â driv-Â ing. Â The Â sweep Â took Â place Â in Â the Â New Â Paltz Â and Â Highland Â area. Â Â
Council Â Concludes Â Fall Â Semester Â With Â Updates Â Â By Â Maria Â Jayne Â Â Copy Â Editor Â | Â Maria.email@example.com
At Â the Â last Â Council Â of Â Organizations Â meeting Â of Â the Â semester, Â the Â Â organization Â of Â Â racial Â forums Â was Â discussed. Â Many Â events Â were Â held Â so Â students Â could Â have Â a Â safe Â platform Â to Â discuss Â their Â feelings Â on Â racism Â in Â New Â Paltz Â and Â the Â cur-Â rent Â student Â climate. Â Council Â of Â Organiza-Â tions Â Chair Â Shayna Â Bentley Â said Â there Â was Â a Â meeting Â that Â night Â run Â by Â Student Â Associa-Â tion Â (SA) Â Executive Â Vice Â President Â Eve Â Stern Â in Â Bouton Â Hall Â titled Â â€œWhite Â Privilege: Â Does Â it Â Exist?â€? Â She Â also Â made Â announcements Â about Â SA Â President Â Terrell Â Coakley Â helping Â organize Â Wednesdayâ€™s Â forum, Â â€œCan Â We Â Talk Â About Â It?â€? Â in Â the Â Student Â Union Â Multipur-Â pose Â Room Â from Â 6 Â to Â 8 Â p.m. Â Bentley Â also Â announced Â that Â the Â survey Â for Â SA Â Productions Â is Â currently Â available Â
WR EH ÂżOOHG RXW YLD VWXGHQWVÂś +DZNPDLO DF-Â counts. Â The Â survey Â is Â designed Â to Â poll Â the Â student Â body Â and Â see Â who Â the Â majority Â would Â like Â to Â see Â perform Â on Â campus Â in Â the Â spring. Â Vice Â President Â of Â Finance Â Youssouf Â Kouyo Â announced Â that Â there Â is Â currently Â no Â money Â left Â in Â the Â General Â Programming Â budget Â line Â for Â this Â semester;Íž Â however, Â there Â is Â $10,000 Â left Â for Â the Â Conferences Â line. Â So Â any Â organization Â that Â needs Â funding Â to Â attend Â conferences Â should Â contact Â him. Â Kouyo Â also Â said Â he Â was Â looking Â for Â an-Â other Â member Â for Â the Â Budget Â and Â Finance Â Committee Â (BFC). Â Toni-ÂAnn Â Stevens, Â mem-Â ber Â of Â African Â Womenâ€™s Â Association, Â Carib-Â bean Â Students Â Organization, Â All Â People Â Unit-Â ed Â and Â Residence Â Life, Â nominated Â herself Â and Â was Â unanimously Â voted Â into Â the Â position. Â Vice Â President Â of Â Academic Â Affairs Â and Â Governance Â Ayanna Â Thomas Â announced Â that Â Â more Â than Â 40 Â candidates Â are Â competing Â for Â
seats Â on Â next Â yearâ€™s Â senate. Â This Â brought Â about Â the Â â€œMeet Â the Â Can-Â didatesâ€? Â section Â of Â the Â night. Â Thomas Â said Â senate Â elections Â are Â taking Â place Â on Â Nov. Â 7 Â starting Â at Â noon Â and Â will Â continue Â until Â Nov. Â 9 Â at Â 11:59 Â p.m. Â on Â my.newpaltz.edu. The Â candidates Â present Â included: Â An-Â WKRQ\ $GHJXQOH ÂżUVW\HDU SROLWLFDO VFLHQFH major;Íž Â Kaychell Â English, Â third-Âyear Â psychol-Â ogy Â and Â Black Â studies Â major;Íž Â Kevin Â Cavan-Â na, Â third-Âyear Â English Â major;Íž Â Lisette Â Espinal, Â ÂżUVW\HDUVRFLRORJ\DQG%ODFN6WXGLHVPDMRU Joskary Â Diaz Â second-Âyear Â sociology Â major;Íž Â Lauren Â Crawford, Â second-Âyear Â international Â relations Â major;Íž Â Rose Â Faber, Â a Â fourth-Âyear Â student;Íž Â Caitlin Â Oâ€™Donnell, Â second-Âyear Â po-Â litical Â science Â major;Íž Â Cora Â Walker, Â second-Â year Â political Â science Â major;Íž Â Nabiha Â Kabir, Â ÂżUVW\HDUELRORJ\PDMRUDQG.DVSHU*DUOLFNL ÂżUVW\HDULQWHUQDWLRQDOUHODWLRQVPDMRU
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COPTER Â CRASH Â IN Â NEW Â ZEALAND A Â pilot Â and Â conservation Â worker Â are Â miss-Â ing Â and Â feared Â dead Â after Â the Â helicopter Â WKH\ ZHUH Ă€\LQJ WR ÂżJKW D ÂżUH FUDVKHG into Â the Â ocean Â off Â New Â Zealandâ€™s Â far Â north Â coast.
MONEY Â IN Â CRISIS Â The Â central Â banks Â of Â the Â wealthiest Â coun-Â tries, Â trying Â to Â prevent Â a Â debt Â crisis Â in Â Eu-Â rope Â from Â exploding Â into Â a Â global Â panic, Â swept Â in Â Wednesday Â to Â shore Â up Â the Â world Â ÂżQDQFLDO V\VWHP E\ PDNLQJ LW HDVLHU IRU banks Â to Â borrow Â American Â dollars.
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Community Â Converses Â About Â School Â Resources By Â John Â Brandi Â News Â Editor Â | Â Jbrandi02@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Members Â of Â the Â New Â Paltz Â Board Â of Â Education Â and Â the Â community Â came Â together Â on Â Wednesday, Â Nov. Â 30 Â for Â â€œCommunity Â Conversation,â€? Â a Â forum Â considering Â options Â for Â school Â consolidation Â and Â resource Â realloca-Â tion. Â â€œI Â think Â that Â the Â board Â has Â put Â the Â [consolidation Â options] Â on Â the Â table Â as Â something Â that Â needs Â to Â be Â explored, Â and Â the Â point Â of Â tonight Â is Â to Â hear Â from Â the Â community Â about Â what Â they Â think Â about Â consolidation,â€? Â said Â K.T. Â Tobin Â Flusser, Â vice Â president Â of Â the Â board. Â â€œAs Â a Â board Â member, Â weâ€™re Â here Â to Â just Â sit Â back Â and Â listen. Â [To] Â show Â support, Â but Â itâ€™s Â not Â about Â our Â voices Â tonight.â€? Â The Â input Â given Â to Â board Â members Â will Â aid Â in Â the Â cre-Â ation Â of Â a Â district-Âwide Â survey Â used Â for Â â€œcomprehensive Â facilities Â planning,â€? Â according Â to Â information Â presented Â by Â Superintendent Â Maria Â C. Â Rice. Â This Â survey Â will Â be Â created Â in Â January Â 2012 Â and Â analyzed Â a Â month Â later. Â Three Â options Â were Â considered, Â labeled Â A, Â B Â and Â C. Â Option Â A Â explored Â funds Â from Â the Â operating Â budget. Â The Â repairs Â needed Â for Â the Â four Â campus Â buildings Â -Â Â Le-Â nape, Â Duzine, Â the Â middle Â school Â and Â high Â school Â -Â Â will Â FRPH LQ WKH IRUP RI PLOOLRQ GLVSHUVHG RYHU ÂżYH years Â in Â increments Â of Â $3 Â million Â each Â year, Â according Â to Â the Â information Â presented. Â 2SWLRQ$DOVRFDOOVIRUVLJQLÂżFDQWFXWVÂłWRWKHHGXFD-Â tional Â programâ€? Â to Â offset Â repair Â costs, Â reduction Â in Â year-Â
ly Â energy Â usage, Â no Â state Â aid Â for Â the Â repairs Â and Â requires Â â€œvoter Â approval Â via Â annual Â operating Â budget Â vote.â€? Â This Â plan Â intends Â to Â keep Â all Â four Â campuses. Â Option Â B Â is Â based Â on Â â€œRepair/Renovation Â Bond(s),â€? Â according Â to Â the Â same Â information. Â This Â option Â calls Â for Â renovations Â to Â the Â four Â campuses Â to Â be Â done Â on Â a Â â€œcoor-Â dinated Â schedule,â€? Â with Â vital Â repairs Â being Â done Â almost Â immediately. Â Â Other Â provisions Â to Â this Â option Â include Â state Â aid, Â a Â â€œhigh Â risk Â of Â unpredicted Â facility Â needsâ€? Â and Â required Â voter Â approval Â for Â the Â bonds Â estimated Â at Â $12 Â to Â $15 Â million. Â Option Â C Â explores Â consolidation Â where Â one Â to Â two Â campuses Â could Â be Â sold Â or Â shared Â at Â â€œhistorically Â low Â interest Â ratesâ€? Â and Â this Â â€œmay Â reduce Â transportation Â and Â VWDIÂżQJÂ´DFFRUGLQJWRWKHLQIRUPDWLRQSUHVHQWHG7KLV option Â includes Â state Â aid Â and Â lower Â energy Â consump-Â tion. Â Participants Â said Â if Â consolidation Â went Â forward, Â there Â is Â a Â concern Â with Â trying Â to Â balance Â student Â inde-Â pendence Â with Â safety. Â A Â member Â of Â the Â discussion, Â and Â a Â parent Â of Â a Â middle Â school Â student, Â was Â concerned Â that Â if Â the Â middle Â school Â moved Â to Â the Â high Â school Â campus, Â then Â there Â was Â a Â chance Â of Â bullying Â from Â older Â kids Â to Â younger Â kids. Â 0HDQZKLOH 6WHYH *UHHQÂżHOG IRUPHU VFKRRO ERDUG member Â and Â participant Â of Â the Â discussion, Â mentioned Â that Â if Â the Â middle Â school Â moved, Â this Â could Â present Â a Â problem Â with Â bussing. Â %RDUGRIÂżFLDOVOHIWDQXQRIÂżFLDORSWLRQVSRWRSHQIRU community Â suggestions, Â while Â Rice Â reiterated Â that Â of-Â
ÂżFLDOVZHUHRQO\FRQVLGHULQJÂłELJSLFWXUHÂ´LVVXHVDWWKLV time. Â She Â declined Â to Â answer Â questions Â about Â the Â tax Â cap Â and Â concerns Â about Â the Â fate Â of Â the Â middle Â school Â build-Â ing. Â Rice Â did Â comment Â about Â the Â educational Â model. Â â€œThe Â educational Â program Â needs Â to Â drive Â our Â facili-Â ties, Â and Â I Â donâ€™t Â think Â a Â single Â board Â member Â disagrees,â€? Â she Â said. Â 7KHÂłGHEULHÂżQJÂ´SRVWGLVFXVVLRQVSDUNHGQHZLGHDV for Â the Â board Â to Â consider. Â The Â discussion Â broke Â into Â eight Â tables, Â each Â providing Â feedback. Â One Â table Â sug-Â gested Â reaching Â out Â to Â the Â senior Â community Â to Â let Â them Â know Â which Â options Â were Â available. Â Community Â mem-Â bers Â agreed Â some Â negative Â propaganda Â about Â the Â pro-Â posals Â had Â been Â circulating. Â Town Â Supervisor-Âelect Â Susan Â Zimet Â was Â involved Â in Â the Â discussion Â and Â talked Â about Â the Â consequences Â of Â the Â community Â not Â a Â reaching Â a Â decision Â themselves. Â â€œWe Â have Â a Â state Â government Â that Â says Â we Â need Â to Â be Â consolidating Â -Â Â the Â goal Â is Â to Â force Â consolidation,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œMake Â us Â a Â model Â community.â€? Â Another Â discussion Â was Â geared Â toward Â exploring Â a Â multitude Â of Â options Â with Â voter Â approval. Â The Â input Â gathered Â at Â this Â forum Â will Â go Â towards Â creating Â a Â survey Â to Â be Â handed Â out Â in Â January. Â â€œWhen Â the Â board Â starts Â making Â those Â decisions, Â and Â honing Â it Â down Â after Â they Â get Â the Â data Â from Â your Â sur-Â veys, Â and Â they Â start Â saying, Â â€˜OK, Â these Â are Â the Â things Â that Â weâ€™re Â going Â to Â investigate Â and Â look Â at, Â then Â youâ€™ll Â have Â more Â data Â to Â be Â able Â to Â say Â I Â really Â donâ€™t Â like Â that Â FRQÂżJXUDWLRQÂśÂ´VDLG5LFH
Campus Â Honors Â Program Â To Â Expand Â Areas Â Of Â Study By Â John Â Brandi Â News Â Editor Â | Â Jbrandi02@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
7KH +RQRUV 3URJUDP RIÂżFLDOV ZDQW to Â expand Â by Â including Â more Â of Â a Â â€œcross-Â sectionâ€? Â of Â students Â from Â various Â academic Â backgrounds, Â according Â to Â Interim Â Director Â Dr. Â Patricia Â Sullivan. â€œItâ€™s Â mostly Â been Â liberal Â arts Â and Â sciences Â majors, Â and Â 75 Â percent Â have Â come Â from Â that Â area,â€? Â Sullivan Â said. Â â€œOne Â motivation Â was Â to Â try Â to Â make Â the Â program Â more Â available Â to Â a Â greater Â range Â of Â students Â and Â to Â think Â about Â what Â we Â can Â do Â to Â make Â that Â happen.â€? One Â of Â the Â changes Â to Â the Â program Â includes Â â€œmajor Â designated Â honors Â courses,â€? Â which Â are Â already Â in Â process Â and Â will Â be Â facilitated Â into Â a Â studentâ€™s Â area Â of Â study. Â These Â courses Â will Â be Â reviewed Â by Â an Â Honors Â Advisory Â Council Â to Â make Â sure Â it Â was Â pre-Â existing Â in Â the Â curriculum Â and Â can Â be Â applied Â to Â the Â program, Â according Â to Â Sullivan. She Â explained Â other Â changes Â will Â be Â a Â required Â part Â two Â introductory Â seminar Â for Â ÂżUVW\HDU VWXGHQWV DQG WKH WKHVLV ZLOO EH formalized Â and Â wonâ€™t Â necessarily Â have Â to Â be Â
in Â writing. Still, Â the Â Honors Â Program Â has Â received Â some Â criticism Â for Â appearing Â exclusive. â€œThereâ€™s Â been Â a Â little Â bit Â of Â an Â extent Â that Â itâ€™s Â over Â here, Â that Â itâ€™s Â apart Â and Â not Â integrating, Â but Â with Â reaching Â out Â to Â majors, Â and Â a Â greater Â cross-Âsection Â of Â students, Â thatâ€™s Â going Â to Â change,â€? Â Sullivan Â said. She Â hopes Â that Â whatâ€™s Â happening Â in Â the Â Honors Â Program Â can Â translate Â to Â the Â entire Â campus. â€œSome Â things Â we Â do Â in Â honors Â could Â pilot Â what Â happens Â in Â a Â course Â and Â that Â could Â ÂżOWHU RXW WR WKH VWXGHQWERG\ DV D ZKROHÂ´ Sullivan Â said. President Â Donald Â Christian Â said Â the Â assessment Â found Â the Â Honors Â Program Â wasnâ€™t Â successfully Â integrating Â with Â all Â departments. Â He Â said Â Dr. Â Sullivanâ€™s Â advocacy Â for Â the Â Honors Â Program Â shows Â her Â commitment Â to Â communicating Â between Â departments Â and Â furthering Â the Â integration Â process. â€œThere Â has Â been Â a Â sense Â that Â not Â every Â department Â has Â interfaced Â well Â with Â the Â Honors Â Program,â€? Â Christian Â said. Â â€œ[The Â Ad Â
+RF &RPPLWWHH ZDV FKDUJHG@ WR ÂżJXUH RXW ways Â to Â develop Â models Â to Â make Â honors Â programming Â much Â more Â integrated Â with Â the Â programming Â for Â various Â majors.â€? The Â Honors Â Program Â has Â stayed Â the Â same Â since Â the Â late Â â€˜90s, Â but Â the Â campus Â community Â hasnâ€™t, Â Sullivan Â said. Â She Â said Â the Â program Â needed Â to Â adjust Â to Â meet Â the Â demands Â of Â a Â â€œsubstantially Â changedâ€? Â student Â body Â from Â the Â last Â two Â decades. Â Sullivan Â credited Â New Â Paltzâ€™s Â higher Â admissions Â standard Â that Â is Â changing Â the Â face Â of Â the Â program. â€œWe Â have Â more Â students Â who Â would Â be Â eligible Â to Â do Â honor Â work Â now Â because Â the Â admission Â standard Â here Â is Â so Â high,â€? Â she Â said. Â Meanwhile, Â Sullivan Â said Â that Â the Â admission Â process Â for Â the Â program Â is Â â€œholistic.â€? Â She Â said Â Itâ€™s Â not Â just Â based Â on Â grades, Â or Â on Â test Â scores. Â The Â program Â hopes Â to Â have Â a Â â€œcross-Âsectionâ€? Â or Â â€œrangeâ€? Â of Â students, Â from Â junior-Âcollege Â transfers, Â to Â â€œnon-Âtraditional Â students,â€? Â she Â said. Â Â Since Â the Â assessment Â was Â completed, Â and Â the Â new Â guidelines Â go Â into Â effect Â for Â fall Â 2012, Â the Â only Â thing Â left Â is Â getting Â the Â word Â out Â so Â more Â students Â understand Â the Â Honors Â
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Program. Â Sullivan Â said Â she Â has Â done Â â€œserious Â recruitingâ€? Â last Â summer Â at Â the Â orientations Â to Â ÂżQGVWXGHQWVWRDVVLVWLQWKLVJRDO She Â also Â said Â the Â website Â for Â the Â program Â will Â be Â improved Â and Â that Â theyâ€™ve Â just Â started Â a Â Facebook Â page. Â â€œMaking Â sure Â students Â across Â classes Â know Â each Â other, Â so Â the Â end Â of Â the Â semester Â there Â will Â be Â a Â gathering Â to Â get Â the Â students Â to Â know Â each Â other,â€? Â Sullivan Â said. Â â€œ[Also] Â looking Â at Â a Â peer Â mentoring Â program Â and Â Iâ€™m Â establishing Â a Â student Â advisory Â board. Â [Here Â Iâ€™m] Â going Â to Â have Â sub-Âcommittees Â within Â the Â advisory Â board, Â so Â the Â big Â group Â wonâ€™t Â meet Â that Â frequently Â but Â they Â will Â have Â tasks.â€? Some Â of Â the Â tasks Â include Â managing Â the Â Facebook SDJH PDQDJLQJ ÂżOP VHULHV DQG alumni Â relations. Christian Â also Â said Â keeping Â alumni Â and Â external Â bodies Â interested Â in Â the Â Honors Â Program Â was Â valuable. â€œI Â am Â also Â talking Â to Â people Â about Â private Â fund Â raising Â to Â support Â the Â program,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œI Â think Â that Â is Â a Â very Â attractive Â opportunity Â for Â philanthropy.â€?
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UUP Â Members Â Petition Â For Â Part-ÂTimers By Â Julie Â Mansmann Editor-Âin-ÂChief Â | Â Jmansmann60@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
United Â University Â Professions Â (UUP) Â union Â mem-Â bers Â presented Â President Â Donald Â Christian Â with Â a Â peti-Â tion Â demanding Â higher Â wages Â and Â better Â working Â con-Â ditions Â for Â part-Âtime Â faculty Â on Â Tuesday. Â Peter Â Brown, Â the Â campus Â UUP Â chapter Â president, Â said Â members Â collected Â over Â 2,000 Â signatures Â for Â their Â â€œPetition Â for Â Educational Â Quality, Â Fairness Â and Â Equi-Â ty.â€? Â Drafted Â by Â the Â executive Â committee Â of Â the Â union, Â the Â petition Â was Â circulated Â during Â the Â chapterâ€™s Â obser-Â vance Â of Â national Â Campus Â Equity Â Week Â at Â the Â end Â of Â October. Â Union Â members Â said Â the Â aim Â of Â Campus Â Equity Â Week, Â an Â event Â that Â began Â more Â than Â a Â 10 Â years Â ago Â and Â is Â celebrated Â every Â other Â year, Â was Â to Â focus Â on Â the Â â€œplightâ€? Â of Â part-Âtime Â adjuncts Â and Â full-Âtime Â contingent Â faculty. Â According Â to Â a Â press Â release, Â more Â than Â two-Â thirds Â of Â all Â American Â teachers Â in Â higher Â education Â are Â part-Âtimers. Â Brown Â said Â that Â although Â the Â 300 Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â adjuncts Â and Â contingent Â faculty Â teach Â over Â a Â third Â of Â all Â the Â courses Â at Â the Â college, Â he Â feels Â they Â are Â seen Â as Â expendable. Â
â€œI Â think Â the Â collegeâ€™s Â position Â is Â that Â they Â would Â like Â to Â pay Â the Â adjuncts Â as Â little Â as Â absolutely Â possible Â and Â make Â them Â as Â invisible Â as Â possible,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œThese Â are Â people Â whoâ€™ve Â dedicated Â their Â lives Â to Â the Â pursuit Â of Â knowledge. Â I Â think Â itâ€™s Â outrageous Â that Â adjuncts Â are Â
teach Â two Â courses Â per Â semester, Â with Â contracts Â cover-Â ing Â one Â semester Â or Â one Â year. Brown Â said Â that Â a Â lack Â of Â job Â security Â is Â just Â as Â unset-Â tling Â as Â low Â adjunct Â pay Â to Â union Â members. Â The Â union Â president Â said Â part-Âtimers Â can Â be Â terminated Â without Â cause Â at Â the Â college. Â Christian Â said Â he Â will Â need Â time Â to Â review Â all Â seven Â points Â of Â the Â petition Â and Â deliver Â a Â formal Â answer Â to Â the Â unionâ€™s Â demands Â and Â requests. Â I Â think Â the Â collegeâ€™s Â position Â â€œIâ€™d Â rather Â wait Â and Â respond Â after Â Iâ€™ve Â gotten Â a Â chance Â to Â really Â look Â at Â it,â€? Â he Â said. Â is Â that Â they Â would Â like Â to Â pay Â UUP Â members Â will Â be Â gathering Â for Â a Â a Â part Â time Â the Â adjuncts Â as Â little Â as Â labor Â management Â meeting Â in Â coming Â weeks, Â at Â which Â absolutely Â possible Â and Â make Â all Â of Â the Â items Â on Â the Â petition Â will Â be Â addressed. Â Mem-Â EHUV KDYH GHFLGHG WR ZDLW IRU FROOHJH RIÂżFLDOV WR UH them Â as Â invisible Â as Â possible spond Â before Â taking Â any Â other Â action. While Â Brown Â said Â he Â hopes Â the Â president Â will Â be Â receptive Â to Â their Â efforts, Â he Â said Â he Â is Â not Â overly Â op-Â ETER ROWN timistic. â€œIn Â meetings Â in Â the Â past Â when Â weâ€™ve Â asked Â for Â higher Â wages Â and Â more Â job Â security, Â the Â response Â has Â paid Â less Â than Â the Â people Â who Â clean Â the Â rooms Â at Â night.â€? Â always Â been Â negative,â€? Â he Â said. Â â€œI Â think Â the Â fact Â that Â A Â UUP Â press Â release Â states Â an Â adjunct Â teaching Â â€œthe Â we Â have Â over Â 2,000 Â signatures Â on Â this Â petition Â speak Â typical Â load Â of Â four Â courses Â a Â yearâ€? Â earns Â approxi-Â volumes Â about Â the Â strong Â support Â we Â have Â from Â the Â mately Â $12,000 Â annually. Â It Â also Â said Â adjuncts Â typically Â faculty, Â students Â and Â the Â college Â community.â€?
Multiple Â Forums Â Held Â To Â Discuss Â Racial Â Crimes
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After Â what Â University Â Police Â described Â DV ÂłUDFLDOO\ RIIHQVLYHÂ´ VLJQV DQG JUDIÂżWL were Â posted Â around Â campus, Â students, Â fac-Â ulty Â and Â administrators Â organized Â several Â forums Â to Â discuss Â the Â incidents. Â 7KH ÂżUVW IRUXP FRVSRQVRUHG E\ WKH Student Â Association Â (SA) Â and Â the Â Black Â Student Â Union, Â was Â called Â â€œâ€˜Colored Â Only:â€™ Â Racism Â at Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz.â€? Â Or-Â ganizers Â said Â they Â were Â happy Â with Â the Â turnout Â at Â the Â event Â held Â in Â Student Â Union Â (SU) Â 100 Â on Â Nov. Â 17. Â Âł,W ZDV GHÂżQLWHO\ D VXFFHVVÂ´ VDLG Ayanna Â Thomas, Â SA Â vice Â president Â of Â aca-Â demic Â affairs Â of Â governance. Â â€œIt Â was Â good Â to Â see Â people Â come Â together.â€? Â Students Â participated Â in Â planned Â activ-Â ities Â before Â breaking Â into Â open Â discussion. Â SA Â leaders Â also Â worked Â with Â Presi-Â dent Â Donald Â Christian Â to Â organize Â â€œCan Â We Â Talk Â About Â It?: Â A Â Discussion Â about Â Race Â and Â Racial Â Equity Â on Â the Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â Campusâ€? Â on Â Nov. Â 30 Â in Â the Â SU Â Mul-Â tipurpose Â Room. Â This Â forum Â allowed Â par-Â ticipants Â to Â discuss Â the Â incidents Â in Â small Â group Â settings. Â CAPTION Â BY Â JULIE Â MANSMANN ALL Â PHOTOS Â BY Â ROBIN Â WEINSTEIN Â
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Students Â Seek Â To Â Extend Â Union Â Hours By Â Maria Â Jayne Â Copy Â Editor Â | Â Maria.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Â Student Â Association Â (SA) Â senators Â are Â working Â on Â ex-Â tending Â the Â hours Â of Â the Â Student Â Union Â (SU) Â and Â installing Â a Â printer Â in Â the Â building Â for Â campus Â organizations Â to Â use. Â â€œExtending Â Student Â Union Â hours Â was Â of Â principle Â as Â well Â as Â practicality,â€? Â said Â Manuel Â Tejada, Â the Â senator Â spearheading Â this Â change. Â â€œHopefully Â we Â can Â see Â changes Â happen Â over Â the Â year Â through Â next Â semester, Â but Â it Â requires Â steps Â to Â be Â taken Â at Â a Â manageable Â pace.â€? Â Before Â the Â legislation Â about Â the Â intiative Â written, Â the Â senate Â is Â developing Â a Â survey Â that Â will Â poll Â the Â student Â body Â on Â their Â use Â of Â the Â SU. Â The Â questions Â in Â the Â survey Â include Â when Â stu-Â dents Â would Â want Â to Â see Â the Â SU Â open Â and Â what Â time Â Â would Â be Â appropriate Â for Â weekend Â and Â weekdays, Â Tejada Â said. Â â€œAs Â of Â right Â now, Â putting Â the Â survey Â out Â there Â can Â happen Â either Â in Â person, Â or Â online, Â although Â that Â remains Â to Â be Â worked Â on,â€? Â Tejada Â said. Â He Â said Â many Â events, Â conferences Â and Â club Â meetings Â are Â limited Â to Â being Â held Â in Â the Â SU Â and Â feels Â that Â this Â space Â is Â for Â the Â students Â and Â should Â be Â there Â for Â them Â to Â use Â when Â they Â need Â it. â€œThe Â SU Â remains Â the Â studentsâ€™ Â building Â and Â by Â having Â it Â open Â until Â 12 Â a.m. Â does Â inhibit Â students Â from Â having Â a Â safe Â space Â for Â the Â weekends Â to Â gather, Â get Â together, Â and Â build Â community,â€? Â said Â Tejada. Â â€œAs Â a Â member Â of Â Student Â Association Â senate, Â meet-Â ings Â do Â last Â close Â to Â midnight Â and Â by Â allowing Â the Â SU Â hours Â to Â be Â extended Â will Â provide Â more Â space Â and Â time Â for Â others Â as Â well.â€? Â Â Tejada Â said Â extending Â the Â hours Â of Â the Â SU Â will Â require Â a Â lot Â RIÂżQDQFLDOUHFRXUVHVDQGWKHVHQDWHZLOOKDYHWRHYDOXDWHEXG getary Â constraints Â and Â have Â further Â discussions Â before Â anything Â can Â be Â implemented. Â
Student Â Association Â representatives Â hope Â to Â extend Â the Â hours Â of Â the Â Student Â Union. Â
Michael Â Patterson, Â director Â of Â Student Â Activities Â and Â Union Â Services, Â is Â in Â favor Â of Â revising Â the Â hours Â of Â operation Â of Â the Â SU Â such Â as Â making Â it Â open Â and Â close Â later Â on Â the Â weekend Â or Â during Â the Â week. Â He Â said Â that Â the Â hours Â have Â been Â the Â same Â since Â he Â started Â working Â here Â three Â and Â a Â half Â years Â ago. Â However, Â New Â Paltz Â GRHVQRWKDYHWKHÂżQDQFHVWRFRYHUH[WUDKRXUVDWWKLVWLPH â€œAs Â a Â rough Â estimate, Â one Â hour Â more Â each Â day Â for Â the Â course Â of Â a Â school Â year Â it Â runs Â about Â $14,000 Â to Â $15,000,â€? Â said Â Patterson. Â â€œThis Â estimate Â includes Â maintenance, Â lights, Â energy, Â ZDWHUDQGVWDIÂżQJDQGWKDWÂśVMXVWIRURQHKRXUÂ˛LIZHVWD\HG
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open Â until Â 2 Â a.m. Â it Â would Â cost Â around Â $30,000.â€? Â 3DWWHUVRQVDLGÂżQGLQJÂżQDQFLDOUHVRXUFHVIURPWKHLQVWLWX tion Â for Â additional Â operations Â may Â be Â a Â challenging Â due Â to Â the Â recent Â budget Â cuts, Â as Â well Â as Â the Â state Â of Â the Â economy, Â but Â he Â hopes Â to Â help Â with Â students Â to Â adjust Â the Â hours Â and Â budget Â based Â on Â the Â needs Â shown Â by Â the Â survey Â results. Â He Â said Â it Â will Â based Â on Â the Â proposed Â printer Â survey Â and Â he Â will Â look Â into Â possible Â alternatives. Â â€œI Â am Â in Â full Â support Â of Â what Â the Â SA Â is Â looking Â into Â and Â Iâ€™m Â looking Â to Â support Â what Â they Â need Â and Â what Â they Â care Â about,â€? Â said Â Patterson. Â
Accident Â Causes Â Power Â Outage Â On Â Campus Â By Â Caterina Â De Â Gaetano Staff Â Writer Â | Â N02546064@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
President Â Donald Â Christian Â decided Â to Â remind Â the Â college Â of Â emergency Â preparedness Â policies Â after Â an Â accident Â on Â Route Â 32 Â South Â closed Â the Â road Â and Â caused Â a Â campus-Âwide Â power Â outage Â on Â Monday, Â Nov. Â 7, Â leaving Â parts Â of Â the Â New Â Paltz Â community Â without Â power Â into Â Tuesday. Â The Â outage Â was Â caused Â by Â a Â construction Â truck Â containing Â a Â backhoe, Â -Â Â a Â digging Â machine Â used Â in Â construction, Â -Â Â which Â hit Â a Â major Â electrical Â switch Â around Â 6 Â p.m., Â said Â John Â Shupe, Â assistant Â vice Â president Â of Â Facilities Â Management. Â No Â injuries Â were Â reported. Â â€œThe Â truckâ€™s Â back-Âhoe Â hit Â the Â guide Â wire Â that Â supported Â a Â utility Â pole Â across Â the Â street Â from Â Hopfer Â House,â€? Â Shupe Â said. Â â€œThis Â caused Â the Â pole Â to Â break Â and Â it Â severed Â the Â power Â line.â€? Â As Â a Â result, Â all Â campus Â buildings Â lost Â power Â except Â the Â Athletic Â and Â Wellness Â Center. Â The Â severity Â of Â the Â incident Â forced Â DGPLQLVWUDWLYHRIÂżFLDOVWRFDQFHODOO0RQGD\HYHQLQJFODVVHV Central Â Hudson Â gave Â faculty, Â staff Â and Â students Â an Â estimated Â time Â of Â six Â to Â eight Â hours Â until Â power Â was Â restored. Â Regardless, Â
most Â buildings Â on Â campus Â have Â emergency Â back-Âup Â generators Â was Â with Â Central Â Hudsonâ€™s Â power Â lines Â and Â their Â personnel Â were Â which Â kept Â lights Â and Â heat Â running. Â The Â New Â Paltz Â maintenance Â here Â within Â 30 Â minutes Â of Â the Â incident.â€? Â VWDIIKDQGOHGWKHLVVXHHIÂżFLHQWO\DFFRUGLQJWR6KXSH Students Â were Â warned Â about Â the Â current Â situation Â via Â the Â NP Â Alert Â system Â which Â is Â an Â emergency Â service Â provided Â to Â New Â Paltz Â students Â residing Â on Â and Â off Â campus, Â notifying Â them Â of Â class Â cancelations, Â inclement Â weather Â and Â safety Â problems. Â Christina Â Mazzarella, Â a Â third-Âyear Â student Â living Â off Â campus Â The Â truckâ€™s Â back-Âhoe Â hit Â the Â at Â a Â complex Â across Â the Â street Â from Â the Â college Â on Â Route Â 32, Â lost Â guide Â wire Â that Â supported Â a Â power Â in Â her Â apartment Â that Â night. Â Â â€œI Â freaked Â because Â I Â saw Â the Â lights Â turn Â blue Â and Â things Â utility Â pole Â across Â the Â street Â began Â to Â buzz Â in Â the Â apartment,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œI Â then Â proceeded Â to Â from Â Hopfer Â House. Â This Â call Â my Â friend Â who Â lives Â on Â campus, Â hoping Â he Â had Â power, Â but Â caused Â the Â pole Â to Â break Â and Â it Â there Â was Â no Â power Â on Â campus Â either.â€? If Â something Â like Â this Â should Â ever Â happen Â again, Â generators Â severed Â the Â power Â line. Â would Â supply Â power, Â according Â to Â Shupe. Â â€œThe Â back-Âup Â generators Â run Â on Â natural Â gas Â supplied Â OHN HUPE by Â Central Â Hudson. Â They Â should Â run Â for Â as Â long Â as Â it Â takes Â to Â restore Â power Â to Â the Â campus,â€? Â Shupe Â said. Â â€œWe Â had Â employees Â on Â campus Â at Â the Â time Â power Â went Â out Â Power Â was Â restored Â to Â all Â buildings Â but Â the Â Hopfer Â House Â so Â there Â was Â no Â delay Â in Â assessing Â the Â situation Â and Â beginning Â by Â 8:30 Â p.m. Â Christian Â addressed Â the Â incident Â in Â his Â November Â the Â process Â of Â restoring Â back-Âup Â power,â€? Â Shupe Â said. Â â€œThe Â issue Â faculty Â report. Â
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The AMA held its second annual wine tasting fundraiser.
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SUNY New Paltz students, faculty, staff and business community members raised their glasses in the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art and learned tips and tricks of wine making and marketing, as well as networked with each other. SUNY New Paltz’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) held their third annual Wine Tasting Gala on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. as an “unusual fundraiser.” “We thought this would have a lot of appeal to marketing majors, but not only to marketing majors,” AMA Advisor Ted Clark said. “Students like wine, so they could learn at least how it’s made and how it’s marketed. So that’s where the educa- tional component came in.” To put the event together, the AMA
contacted Whitecliff Winery, a local Gar- diner business, and secured the museum for it’s “great atmosphere.” The fundraiser began with a lecture by Dorsky Director Sara Pasti discussing the museum and present exhibitions, followed by the wine tasting and lesson by Whitecliff owner Yancey Stanforth-Migliore. The eve- ning ended with a networking session where attendees enjoyed a full glass of wine. AMA Vice President of Programming Derya Eren said she felt the wine tasting ZRXOGEHEHQH¿FLDOIRUVWXGHQWVLQWKHIX- ture. “From a student point of view, some of the students graduate and have no experi- ence and think, ‘How am I going to drink this wine?,’” Eren said. “She [Stanforth- Migliore] teaches you how to enjoy the wine better and rehearse how to behave in that situation. You need to experience that,
it doesn’t come naturally.” Stanforth-Migliore spoke about wine in New York and the Hudson Valley, how her ZLQHU\ ¿WV LQ DQG WKH SURJUHVV WKH UHJLRQ has made in “creating quality wine and get- ting recognition for it.” She also described the complexity of the business structure and how it is made up of different elements in- cluding farming, manufacturing and retail. “I’m very proud of what we do, so I’m kind of evangelical about it. I think every- body would enjoy a good glass of wine and learning a little bit more about how to taste it and what’s produced here,” Stanforth-Mi- gliore said. “I also think Professor Clark is on to something having a presentation like this one to the marketing students because it’s business that offers a fun application of marketing skills to make it go.” Clark said that while marketing infor- mation was a primary purpose of the event,
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it also gave students the chance to meet with a variety faculty in a small group and at the same time appreciate the art they are surrounded by. Having met students who never visited the museum or don’t even know where it is, Clark believes students sometimes do not appreciate the exhibits they have access to. Overall, Clark hoped to organize and host a unique program that would intrigue and help students in multiple ways. “We want students to have the opportu- nity to network, to experience a wonderful experience and learn what wine is all about and to learn how to market a very unusual product,” Clark said. “We want that oppor- tunity for students to talk to faculty and for faculty to talk to students and quit frankly, it’s a holiday season and in that sense, to add a little cheer.”
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Getting Into The Swing Of Things SUNY NEW PALTZ CLUB HOLDS SECOND ANNUAL SWING INVASION
By Â Maria Â Jayne Copy Â Editor Â | Â Maria.firstname.lastname@example.org
With Â a Â local Â big Â band Â and Â eager Â swing Â dancers, Â the Â second Â annual Â Swing Â Invasion Â took Â place Â Nov. Â 18 Â in Â the Â Student Â Union Â Multipurpose Â Room. Â â€œ[The Â event] Â Â brings Â an Â experience Â from Â the Â past Â of Â classic Â American Â history Â to Â life Â right Â on Â the Â New Â Paltz Â campus,â€? Â Al-Â vin Â Arnold, Â co-Âfounder Â of Â the Â Swing Â Dance Â Club Â said. Arnold, Â a Â fourth-Âyear Â education Â major, Â and Â Jill Â Exman, Â a Â fourth-Âyear Â environmen-Â tal Â and Â organizational Â biology Â major, Â started Â the Â New Â Paltz Â Swing Â Club Â in Â fall Â 2010 Â af-Â ter Â transferring Â from Â Dutchess Â Community Â College. Â They Â said Â they Â wanted Â to Â bring Â the Â swing-Âdancing Â scene Â over Â to Â New Â Paltz Â with Â them. Â Swing Â Invasion Â was Â designed Â to Â em-Â power Â the Â local Â swing Â community Â in Â the Â course Â of Â a Â night Â of Â self-Âexpression Â through Â dancing Â and Â swing Â music. Â 7KHÂżUVWKDOIKRXURI6ZLQJ,QYDVLRQ was Â dedicated Â to Â a Â practice Â lesson Â for Â those Â new Â to Â swing Â dancing, Â but Â interested Â in Â the Â style Â and Â the Â remainder Â of Â the Â night Â was Â so-Â cial Â free-Âstyle Â dancing. Â â€œBefore Â the Â event Â we Â always Â have Â a Â short Â lesson Â for Â those Â who Â havenâ€™t Â tried Â swing Â dancing Â before Â to Â give Â them Â some Â
WKLQJV WR XVH RQ WKH GDQFH Ă€RRUÂ´ $UQROG said. Arnold Â said Â the Â idea Â for Â Swing Â Inva-Â sion Â arose Â from Â his Â desire Â to Â bring Â a Â swing Â dance Â event Â to Â the Â New Â Paltz Â campus Â and Â to Â expose Â more Â people Â to Â this Â style Â of Â dance Â and Â music. Â â€œSo Â far, Â weâ€™ve Â held Â one Â big Â event Â each Â semester Â and Â hope Â to Â continue Â with Â this Â tradition,â€? Â Swing Â Club Â President Â Kelly Â Oâ€™Connor Â said. At Â each Â event Â held Â by Â the Â Swing Â Club, Â a Â local Â big Â band Â is Â invited Â to Â play Â music Â from Â the Â swing Â era Â for Â attendees Â to Â dance Â to. Â This Â yearâ€™s Â band Â was Â â€œThe Â Big Â Blue Â Big Â Bandâ€? Â (BBBB). Â BBBB Â is Â an Â independent Â swing Â band Â from Â Kingston, Â N.Y. Â They Â are Â an Â 18-Âpiece Â ensemble Â that Â has Â been Â perform-Â ing Â for Â more Â than Â 30 Â years Â and Â is Â currently Â accompanied Â by Â vocalist Â Mark Â Raisch. Â Â Similar Â to Â the Â event, Â the Â club Â holds Â weekly Â meetings Â that Â encompass Â the Â enthu-Â siasm Â of Â dancers. Â Oâ€™Connor Â said Â the Â club Â is Â comprised Â of Â devoted Â members Â that Â are Â Â Â PHOTO Â BY Â JIMMY Â CORRAO truly Â interested Â in Â learning Â to Â swing Â dance Â The Â New Â Paltz Â Swing Â Club Â held Â their Â second Â annual Â Swing Â Invasion. â€œWe Â usually Â have Â a Â handful Â of Â dedi-Â and Â appreciate Â the Â era, Â but Â no Â experience Â The Â New Â Paltz Â Swing Â Club Â holds Â meet-Â or Â partner Â is Â necessary. Â She Â said Â at Â its Â best, Â cated Â dancers Â who Â show Â up Â every Â week, Â as Â ings Â every Â Friday Â in Â the Â dance Â studio Â in Â the Â the Â club Â has Â had Â more Â than Â 30 Â attendees Â and Â well Â as Â those Â who Â can Â only Â make Â it Â once Â in Â Elting Â Gym Â from Â 5:30 Â to Â 7 Â p.m. Â Each Â meet-Â there Â are Â usually Â 20 Â regular Â members. Â This Â a Â whileâ€? Â Oâ€™Connor Â said. Â â€œOur Â event Â is Â open Â ing Â consists Â of Â a Â swing Â dance Â lesson Â at Â the Â varies Â based Â on Â studentsâ€™ Â schedules, Â assign-Â to Â everybody Â and Â we Â will Â have Â everyone Â beginning Â and Â ends Â with Â group Â dancing. ments, Â time Â constrains Â and Â obligations Â but Â IURPÂżUVWWLPHGDQFHUVWRVHDVRQHGVZLQJ ers.â€? no Â one Â is Â ever Â turned Â away. Â
NO SHAVE NOVEMBEARD All month, weâ€™ve been tracking the progress of four SUNY New Paltz students in this fall tradition. Some participants shaved their novembeards prematurely. Others decided to trim their facial hair. But one student persevered. Congratulations, Dan Oâ€™Regan!
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RHSA HOLDS ANNUAL CONDOM CASINO By Â Adriana Â Strol Contributing Â Writer Â | Â N01916085@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Hundreds Â of Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â students Â Ă€RRGHGWKH6WXGHQW8QLRQ0XOWLSXUSRVH5RRP on Â Tuesday, Â Nov. Â 29 Â for Â Residence Â Hall Â Stu-Â dent Â Associationâ€™s Â (RHSA) Â Condom Â Casino Â night. Â Â A Â night Â of Â music, Â food Â and Â gambling Â to Â promote Â safe Â sex. Â Condoms Â were Â used Â as Â chips Â to Â com-Â pete Â in Â favorite Â casino Â and Â non-Âcasino Â games, Â such Â as Â blackjack, Â roulette, Â condom Â pong Â and Â Apples Â to Â Apples, Â which Â were Â among Â the Â most Â heavily Â populated Â tables. Â Â â€œCondom Â Casino Â night Â is Â something Â I Â look Â forward Â to Â every Â year, Â itâ€™s Â a Â lot Â of Â fun Â so Â I Â volunteer,â€? Â third-Âyear Â organizational Â commu-Â nications Â Sarah Â Sobel Â said. Â RHSA Â President Â Ranysha Â Ware Â wrote Â the Â rules Â for Â many Â of Â the Â games Â played Â during Â the Â night Â and Â said Â it Â is Â her Â favorite Â event Â to Â plan Â for Â RHSA. Â Â â€œIt Â is Â a Â good Â program, Â students Â want Â to Â
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come Â because Â it Â is Â a Â great Â way Â to Â meet Â new Â people Â and Â it Â is Â educational Â even Â for Â those Â who Â are Â not Â having Â sex,â€? Â Ware Â said. Â Â â€œI Â have Â never Â used Â any Â of Â the Â condoms Â I Â have Â received Â from Â Condom Â Casino Â night Â but Â I Â still Â go Â and Â students Â should Â feel Â open Â to Â coming Â too.â€? New Â York Â State Â Condoms Â supplied Â RHSA Â with Â the Â boxes Â of Â free Â condoms. Â Â This Â yearâ€™s Â event Â was Â larger Â than Â last Â yearâ€™s Â with Â an Â esti-Â mated Â 700 Â attendees, Â while Â Â 600 Â students Â par-Â ticipated Â last Â year. Â Oasis/Haven, Â the Â student Â staffed Â crisis Â in-Â tervention Â center Â and Â hotline, Â tabled Â at Â Condom Â Casino Â night Â and Â helped Â distribute Â information Â about Â safe Â sex. Â Â Coordinator Â Nicole Â â€œGigiâ€? Â Giordano Â has Â volunteered Â at Â previous Â Condom Â Casino Â events Â and Â this Â year Â she Â handed Â out Â in-Â formation Â about Â STIâ€™s, Â birth Â control Â and Â safe Â sex Â in Â general. â€œI Â think Â that Â having Â free Â safe Â sex Â tools Â for Â students Â is Â important,â€? Â Giordano Â said. Â â€œIt Â is Â a Â good Â way Â to Â bring Â students Â out Â and Â keep Â them Â involved.â€?
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Shying Away From Conventional Clubs NEW ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB FORMS ON CAMPUS FOR STUDENTS TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS Copy Editor | Maria.email@example.com
Shy, anti-social, socially awkward, iso- lated or not very outgoing students now have a place to meet up and make new friends with the creation of the Anti- Social Club. “I have never met a single anti-social individual who didn’t desire at any level to interact with others,” club president Eric Rosenberg said. Rosenberg, a second-year visual arts major, formed the club this fall. He said he established this because he wanted to have an organization for others who he felt he could relate to. “During freshman year, I often joked about the idea of having a club for anti- social people and it was well received so I decided to actually create it,” Rosenberg said. “I wanted to unite the community of those whom are isolated so that the isolation would no longer be on their own.” 5RVHQEHUJ GH¿QHV DQWLVRFLDO DV D EH havioral disposition where an individual spends the majority of time alone as a re- sult of their distaste for others. However he said there are thousands of different ways in which someone who is anti-social can be de-
scribed. The mission of the club is to have a place for bored students to gather and chat with others who are anti-social in nature. At each meeting group members discuss ideas for the future and how to make the club more enjoyable along with just talking and joking around. They have had eight meetings so far and plan to continue gaining members along WKHZD\5RVHQEHUJVDLGWKHUHDUH¿YHFRQ sistent members that attend weekly and the greatest member attendance so far is seven. He said participation is not as great as he would like and explained that most people hear about the club and see it as a joke or think members will be unfriendly, but these assumptions are untrue. “We may not have many members but not a single person who has showed up has been unfriendly,” Rosenberg said. “Some are shy and others are open minded but none were the stereotypical anti-social.” Rosenberg said many people make broad assumptions about what it means to be anti-social, therefore they are unable to understand the concept behind the club. He feels that others may not see themselves as anti-social and feels like the negative conno- tations surrounding the word may dissuade them from joining the club.
The Anti-Social Club was created this semester.
“Not everyone who is anti-social hates interacting with others,” Rosenberg said. “They may be simply unskilled at it and are often discouraged from interacting with their peers due to social rejection, the inabil-
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ity to relate to others and problems main- taining conversation.” The Anti-Social Club meets Wednes- days from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Union 414.
The Last awful Book I Read: ‘little women and me’ by lauren baratz logsted By Nicole Brinkley Staff Writer | Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org
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“Little Women” fans, pack your bags and run for the hills. You can go singing about how the hills are alive with the sound of music if you want, but I’d still run. Though, Lauren Baratz Logsted’s new novel “Little Women and Me” (Bloomsbury, November 2011) has some interesting concepts, overall it’s a headache of a story that can’t get past the protagonist’s stupidity. Here’s what happens: Emily, who, by sheer bad luck (and also the timeliness of her conception), is the middle child of her family. She absolutely dreads her life, despite the fact that the worst thing going for her is the boy she likes doesn’t like her back. When her English professor assigns her a paper about what she would change about her favorite novel, she gets zapped into the world of “Little Women” and begins wrecking havoc on everything she touches. To be fair, the concept is enticing. It’s not a modern take on the novel, and the way Baratz-Logsted handles it makes for some in- teresting reading. The key word there is “some.” The fact that she’s WUDQVSODQWHGLQWRWKH¿FWLRQDOIDPLO\DQGDOOWKHVLVWHUVLPPHGLDWHO\ adjust to her presence is interesting and the way Baratz-Logsted uses it to twist the ending was unexpected.
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And that’s where the novelty of the story ends. You know that one friend who is completely boy obsessed? Yeah, that one. The one that thinks about boys and every word is about boys and it seems like she can’t get enough of anything that’s got a dangly bit, even if it doesn’t show the least amount of inter- est in her? The one that you only kind of like because every now and then she says something entertaining, but most of the time you want to grab the biggest book you own, preferably hardcover, and slam it into her skull? This is essentially Emily’s character. It doesn’t matter that she’s in an interesting time period with her favorite characters of all time. All she can think about is the one boy she left behind who showed no interest in her whatsoever or manipulating the story so the only male character her age will want to get into her pants rather than Jo’s or Beth’s. So to “Little Women” fans and the general population of peo- ple who can’t stand characters that can only think of one thing - I’d avoid this book. Though the general concept is cool and used rather well, the main character completely wrecks any enjoyment I could have had.
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Expressions on Canvas
ARTIST JANE MCCAMBLEY EXPLORES INTERESTS AND INFLUENCES
Paintings Â by Â Jane Â McCambley Â from Â left Â to Â right: Â â€œSelf-ÂPortrait,â€? Â â€œMelissa.â€? Â By Â Carolyn Â Quimby Staff Â Writer Â | Â N01979729@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Â Schenectady, Â N.Y. Â native Â Jane Â McCambley Â said Â she Â is Â fascinated Â by Â how Â the Â smallest Â expressions, Â such Â as Â the Â cock Â of Â an Â eyebrow Â or Â the Â lift Â of Â a Â lip, Â can Â transform Â a Â personâ€™s Â face. Â â€œMy Â greatest Â inspiration Â is Â human Â emotions, Â ex-Â pressions Â and Â interactions,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œThe Â human Â face Â is Â capable Â of Â carrying Â so Â much Â expression.â€? Growing Â up Â with Â a Â heavily Â artistic Â background, Â McCambley Â began Â drawing Â at Â a Â young Â age. Â The Â third-Â \HDU ÂżQH DUWV PDMRU VDLG KHU PRWKHU DQ HOHPHQWDU\ school Â art Â teacher, Â encouraged Â her Â to Â explore Â a Â creative Â SURFHVVEXWGLGQRWVWHHU0F&DPEOH\WRZDUGDVSHFLÂżF medium. Â She Â decided Â to Â pursue Â art Â in Â college Â after Â dis-Â covering Â painting Â in Â high Â school. Â Â â€œIt Â wasnâ€™t Â until Â later Â in Â my Â life Â that Â I Â understood Â that Â I Â could Â be Â expressive Â in Â other Â mediums,â€? Â McCam-Â bley Â said. Â â€œIn Â college, Â I Â started Â experimenting Â in Â things Â
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like Â ceramics Â and Â photography.â€? This Â semester, Â McCambley Â said Â she Â started Â paint-Â ing Â in Â a Â way Â she Â never Â tried Â before. Â She Â is Â working Â with Â liquid Â washes, Â which, Â she Â said, Â is Â watered-Âdown Â paint. Â Â â€œIâ€™ve Â been Â making Â a Â lot Â of Â cool Â discoveries Â about Â what Â happens Â when Â you Â use Â extremely Â thinned Â paint,â€? Â said Â McCambley. Â â€œItâ€™s Â been Â a Â really Â interesting Â adven-Â ture Â for Â me.â€? Â McCambley Â said Â she Â uses Â the Â backgrounds, Â or Â washes, Â to Â help Â her Â transform Â the Â paintings Â into Â some-Â WKLQJPRUHWKDQMXVWVLPSOHSRUWUDLWV+HUSRUWUDLWVEH-Â gin Â with Â these Â washes, Â then Â she Â goes Â over Â them Â with Â â€œnormal Â paintâ€? Â to Â render Â a Â person Â on Â top. Â 0F&DPEOH\ VDLG KHU LQĂ€XHQFHV DUH FRQVWDQWO\ changing, Â but Â recently Â she Â has Â been Â inspired Â by Â paint-Â ings Â by Â Norman Â Rockwell Â and Â Chuck Â Close. Â Through Â her Â own Â art, Â McCambley Â said Â she Â wants Â others Â to Â be Â able Â to Â see Â how Â she Â views Â the Â world Â and Â wants Â to Â shine Â D VSRWOLJKW RQ WKH WKLQJV VKH ÂżQGV EHDXWLIXO GHVSLWH
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how Â odd Â or Â gross Â they Â may Â seem. McCambley Â said Â she Â is Â amazed Â at Â how Â children Â perceive Â themselves. Â â€œThe Â tiniest Â things Â â€” Â a Â tutu, Â a Â crown, Â a Â pair Â of Â JRRJOHVÂ˛FDQJLYHFKLOGUHQDOOWKHFRQÂżGHQFHLQWKH world,â€? Â she Â said, Â â€œand Â an Â arrogance Â that Â really Â intrigues Â me.â€? She Â has Â completed Â a Â few Â drawings Â and Â paintings Â of Â her Â sister Â who Â took Â dance Â lessons Â for Â 17 Â years. Â Âł6KHÂśVUHDOO\Ă€H[LEOHDQG>FDQ@FRQWRUWKHUERG\LQ UHDOO\VWUDQJHZD\VWKDW,RIWHQÂżQGEHDXWLIXOÂ´VDLG0F-Â Cambley. McCambley Â has Â never Â tried Â to Â force Â a Â political Â message Â on Â her Â work. Â She Â said Â her Â art Â has Â always Â been Â more Â personal. Â Â â€œI Â think Â the Â way Â I Â view Â the Â world Â has Â to Â do Â with Â ÂżQGLQJWKHEHDXW\LQWKHPDQ\HFFHQWULFLWLHVRIKXPDQ life, Â and Â I Â hope Â my Â work Â speaks Â to Â that,â€? Â McCambley Â said.
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Theatrical Fast Forward
ON-CAMPUS COLLECTIVE WRITES AND PERFORMS PRODUCTION IN ONE DAY
By Suzy Berkowitz Staff Writer | N02007890@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
Theatre is a process, but some students are attempting to speed it up. The 24 Hour Theatre is a collaborative stu- dent effort where a production is written and performed in a day’s time. It is a resurrected tradition that involves working long hours to create and put together a show from scratch. The most recent 24 Hour Theatre produc- tion was organized by third-year theatre arts major Brendan Quinn and performed in the Black Box theatre in the Smiley Art Building on Saturday, Nov. 12. “We met Friday night at 8 p.m. and within 24 hours, came up with a concept and discussed various ideas,” Quinn said. “We wrote a show, rehearsed it and performed it Saturday night at 8 p.m.” Ten students, in a range of majors, were involved in the production: nine actors and one production manager, who helped with the over- all creative process. Those involved meet 24 hours before the scheduled performance to formulate a concept. A writer works on the script through the night and the next morning and everyone meets up to read the script through and start blocking and rehearsing. The entire day is dedicated to rehearsals and adding costumes. Finally, at 8 p.m., the col- laboration is performed. This year’s show, “Mistress Quickly’s Time Travel Café” was molded into a parody of a “Twilight Zone” episode. The show in- FRUSRUDWHG UHDO DQG ¿FWLRQDO SHRSOH IURP GLI- ferent time periods and brought them together
in a café where they solved the mystery of the murder of Genghis Khan before they were al- lowed to venture back to where and when they came from. Some of the characters included JFK, Cleopatra, Jack the Ripper and Luna Lovegood from the “Harry Potter” series. “It was a mixture of several genres: com- edy, psychodrama, love story, and just general strangeness…this murder mystery leads to more murder, in which people like JFK become savage killers and people like Jack the Ripper
prove to be innocent,” said Lydia Nightingale, a fourth-year theatre major also involved in the performance. “The basic instincts of humanity have been revealed to show that no one can be trusted and, in a lot of instances, the most un- likely people can be responsible for cruelty.” Chrissie Vuolo, second-year psychology and theatre double-major and one of 24 Hour Theatre’s sound technicians said the group is “a great experience with an amazing group of people.” The creative process and camaraderie that
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PHOTO COURTESY OF BRENDAN QUINN accompanies working long nights on a tight schedule, makes for unforgettable experiences and allows students to focus soley on one proj- ect, Quinn said. “[The 24 Hour Theatre] is such a con- densed project that you can really forget about everything else for twenty-four hours and just work on a theatre piece,” said Quinn. 7KRXJKWKLVZDVWKH¿UVWVHPHVWHULQWKUHH years 24 Hour Theatre occurred, students were pleased by the experience, and it is scheduled it to run on a semesterly basis from now on.
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Slamminâ€™ Six: New Paltz Slam Team 2011-12 By Â Katherine Â Speller
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Jackie Wolozin (Co-President): fourth-year, technical theatre major ,QKHUWHQXUHRQWKH1HZ3DOW]6ODP7HDPFRSUHVLGHQW-DFNLH:ROR]LQÂśVJRDOVKDYHVKLIWHG7KRXJKVKHÂżUVWMRLQHGZLWKWKH ambitious Â intentions Â of Â becoming Â a Â great Â poet Â and Â she Â acknowledges Â her Â own Â improvement, Â her Â focus Â is Â on Â her Â teammates. Âł:KLOH JRRG ZULWLQJ LV YHU\ LPSRUWDQW WR PH IRVWHULQJ WKH FRPPXQLW\ DQG EHLQJ DQ HIIHFWLYH OHDGHU LV MXVW DV LPSRUWDQWÂ´ Â VDLG:ROR]LQÂł,IHHOWKDWZKDW,KDYHWRRIIHUWKHWHDPLVDGPLQLVWUDWLYHDVZHOODVSRHWLFÂ´ +HUJURZWKDVDSRHWGHVSLWHQRIRUPDOVWXG\RIWKHFUDIWEHJDQZLWKKHURZQWU\RXWDVDÂżUVW\HDUVWXGHQW6KHVDLGVKHFRQ-Â VLGHUHGWKDW\HDUWREHDELWRIDOXFN\EUHDNFRQVLGHULQJWKHLQFUHGLEO\ÂżHUFHFRPSHWLWLRQEURXJKWRQLQWKHIROORZLQJ\HDUV6KHZDV given Â the Â opportunity Â to Â learn, Â grow Â and Â truly Â prepare Â for Â the Â next Â round Â of Â try-Âouts. Though Â it Â serves Â as Â a Â strong Â motivator, Â competition Â isnâ€™t Â everything Â to Â the Â veteran Â slammer. Âł&RPSHWLWLRQLVMXVWDPHFKDQLVPWRIRUFHSRHWVWRJURZDQGHYROYHDVDXWKRUVÂ´VDLG:ROR]LQÂł,WPDNHVWKLQJVGLIÂżFXOWEHFDXVH if Â there Â is Â too Â much Â competition, Â it Â becomes Â about Â winning Â and Â not Â the Â poetry, Â but Â because Â you Â are Â competing, Â everyone Â is Â working Â WREHWKHEHVWWKH\FDQEHÂ´ ,Q KHU RZQ SRHWU\ :ROR]LQ VDLG VKH VWULYHV IRU D PRUH UHDFWLRQDU\ VW\OH DV VKH ÂżQGV WKRVH SLHFHV FDUU\ VWURQJHU Â emotional Â connections. Â Âł0\JRDOVWKLV\HDULQVODPDUHWRZULWHVRPHSRHPVWKDWUHDOO\VD\VRPHWKLQJVLJQLÂżFDQWRUH[SUHVVP\IHHOLQJVHIIHFWLYHO\ EXWDOVRWREHRUJDQL]HGDQGHIIHFWLYHLQWKHDGPLQLVWUDWLRQRIWKHWHDPÂ´VKHVDLG
Ben Golden: third-year , Radio & TV production Major %HQ*ROGHQWRRND\HDURIIIURPFRPSHWLWLYHVODPSRHWU\DIWHUVSHQGLQJKLVÂżUVW\HDUDWFROOHJHRQWKH1HZ3DOW]6ODP7HDP He Â said Â he Â didnâ€™t Â know Â if Â he Â would Â return Â to Â the Â team Â until Â the Â end Â of Â his Â second Â year. During Â his Â time Â away, Â Golden Â worked Â on Â his Â craft. Â He Â made Â a Â name Â for Â himself Â in Â the Â Albany Â poetry Â community Â as Â the Â only Â UHFXUULQJSRHWXQGHUSHUIRUPLQJDWORFDOVKRZVDQGÂżQGLQJKLVEHDULQJVDVDVHDVRQHGSHUIRUPHU7KRXJKKHVDLGKLVFRQÂżGHQFH grew, Â he Â still Â worried Â about Â his Â eventual Â return Â to Â the Â New Â Paltz Â scene. Âł$OORIWKLVOHGXSWRPHEHLQJDFRPSOHWHQHUYRXVZUHFNDWWKHÂżUVWSUHOLPLQDU\VODPEXWSODFLQJWKLUGRYHUDOOQRQHWKHOHVVÂ´ Golden Â said. Â $VKLVHDUOLHVWSRHPVZHUHZULWWHQDVĂ€HVKHGRXWMRNHV*ROGHQOLNHVWRNHHSKXPRUSUHVHQWLQKLVZRUN+HVDLGKLVIDYRULWH SLHFHLVÂł3HUVXDVLYH(VVD\Â´DSRHPKHZURWHIRUD%ODFN(URWLFWKHPHGVODPLQ$OEDQ\EHFDXVHLWÂśVULIHZLWKWKHVRUWRIUDXQFK\DQG in-Âyour-Âface Â punch Â lines Â he Â likes Â to Â deliver Â as Â he Â discusses Â his Â infatuation Â with Â a Â former Â summer Â school Â professor. Â Â Â â€œI Â want Â to Â have Â a Â staple Â of Â memorable Â funny Â pieces Â like Â â€˜Persuasive Â Essayâ€™ Â and Â be Â able Â to Â write Â some Â serious Â poetry Â with Â some Â UHDOZHLJKWWRLWÂ´*ROGHQVDLGÂł1RWSDQGHULQJÂľ3OHDVHIHHOEDGIRUPHÂśSRHWU\EXWVRPHWKLQJDXWKRULWDWLYHO\VHULRXVÂ´
Julianna Zuckerman: second-year, psychology major :KHQWKHÂżQDOÂżYHSRHWVY\LQJIRUVSRWVRQWKH1HZ3DOW]6ODP7HDPZHUHDQQRXQFHGWKH\KXGGOHGWRJHWKHUDQGZHUHWROG that Â by Â the Â end Â of Â the Â year Â they Â would Â be Â a Â family. Â Slam Â team Â newcomer Â Julianna Â Zuckerman Â is Â looking Â forward Â to Â this Â promised Â camaraderie. Âł,KRSHZHZLOOEHDJURXSWKDWKHOSVDQGVXSSRUWVHDFKRWKHUÂ´=XFNHUPDQVDLG Zuckerman Â fostered Â this Â environment Â even Â before Â she Â was Â named Â a Â member Â of Â the Â team. Â When Â faced Â with Â pre-Âslam Â nerves, Â Zuckerman Â began Â looking Â to Â Sabrina Â Adikes, Â a Â fellow Â team Â member, Â and Â the Â slam Â teamâ€™s Â coach, Â Kate Â Brady, Â for Â advice Â on Â her Â poetry Â and Â the Â best Â ways Â to Â revise. Â As Â she Â is Â fairly Â new Â to Â slam Â poetry, Â in Â general, Â Zuckerman Â said Â she Â has Â made Â an Â effort Â to Â surround Â herself Â with Â the Â craft Â through Â constantly Â writing Â and Â her Â internship Â at Â Nuyorican Â Poetâ€™s Â CafĂŠ. 7KRXJKVKHVDLGVKHGRHVQÂśWHQMR\WKHFRPSHWLWLYHQDWXUHRIVODP=XFNHUPDQGRHVKRSHWRJURZDVDSRHWLQWKHQH[W\HDUDQG FRQTXHUPRUHGLIÂżFXOWVXEMHFWPDWWHU Âł,WÂśVDOZD\VEHHQVWUDQJHWRPHWKDWSHRSOHÂśVDUWLVEHLQJMXGJHGEHFDXVHVODPLVSUHWW\IUHHIRUPÂ´=XFNHUPDQVDLGÂł%XW, JXHVVLIWKHUHÂśVJRLQJWREHDWHDPWKHQWKHUHQHHGVWREHFRPSHWLWLRQXQIRUWXQDWHO\Â´
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THE LEADER The Exorcist The Veteran
Christine Richin: second-year, undeclared student For Â Christine Â Richin, Â writing Â and Â performing Â poetry Â is Â therapeutic. Â As Â she Â once Â considered Â herself Â to Â be Â shy Â and Â without Â a Â voice, Â she Â said Â releasing Â her Â most Â pent-Âup Â emotions Â and Â confronting Â her Â innermost Â demons Â has Â proved Â to Â be Â not Â only Â a Â cathartic, Â but Â an Â enlightening Â practice. Â For Â the Â inexperienced Â Â poet Â who Â had Â only Â performed Â twice Â in Â front Â of Â a Â sizeable Â crowd, Â being Â named Â one Â of Â the Â top-Âscoring Â poets Â at Â the Â Grand Â Slam Â on Â Nov. Â 18 Â offers Â a Â host Â of Â opportunities. Â â€œI Â found Â that Â [poetry] Â was Â my Â only Â way Â to Â really Â get Â a Â grip Â on Â things Â that Â Iâ€™ve Â kept Â bottled Â up Â for Â years,â€? Â Richin Â said. Â â€œThis Â experience Â has Â made Â me Â grow Â to Â understand Â myself Â in Â such Â a Â way Â that Â no Â therapist Â ever Â could. Â Itâ€™s Â really Â something Â else.â€? Richin Â said Â that Â she Â searches Â for Â the Â stories Â and Â memories Â that Â rouse Â the Â most Â pain Â or Â enlightenment Â to Â provide Â her Â with Â the Â powerful Â emotions Â she Â chooses Â to Â grapple Â with. Â Itâ€™s Â in Â the Â emotions, Â not Â just Â the Â words, Â that Â she Â tries Â to Â connect Â with Â her Â audience. â€œItâ€™s Â important Â as Â a Â poet Â to Â be Â able Â to Â expose Â yourself Â to Â your Â audience Â and Â even Â more Â importantly, Â yourself,â€œ Â Richin Â said. Â â€œYou Â have Â to Â feel Â it Â for Â the Â audience Â to Â really Â get Â you.â€?
Sabrina Adikes: fourth-year, international business major )RUUHWXUQLQJPHPEHURIWKH1HZ3DOW]6ODP7HDP6DEULQD$GLNHVÂśDSSURDFKWRSRHWU\LVUHODWLYHO\RUJDQLF7KRXJKVKHKDV been Â performing Â her Â poems Â since Â fall Â of Â 2009, Â she Â said Â she Â isnâ€™t Â entirely Â sure Â if Â she Â approaches Â poetry Â at Â all. Â â€œInspiration Â can Â come Â from Â everything, Â which Â is Â a Â clichĂŠ Â mostly Â because Â itâ€™s Â true,â€? Â Adikes Â said. Her Â poems Â are Â often Â composed Â of Â these Â sporadic Â inspirations. Â Sheâ€™ll Â jot Â down Â lines Â on Â the Â back Â of Â receipts Â or Â on Â the Â legal Â pad Â she Â keeps Â in Â her Â car Â for Â inspiration Â on-Âthe-Âgo Â and Â sheâ€™ll Â send Â herself Â e-Âmails Â and Â save Â memos Â and Â one-Âlined Â Word Â documents Â on Â her Â computer. Â Sheâ€™s Â open Â to Â be Â inspired Â by Â whatever Â she Â encounters Â and Â the Â slam Â competitions Â themselves Â serve Â as Â a Â major Â inspiration. Â â€œThe Â competition Â for Â me Â is Â just Â a Â vessel Â for Â a Â huge Â bucket Â of Â amazing Â ideas Â and Â brilliant Â writing,â€? Â Adikes Â said. Â â€œThe Â poems/ poets Â are Â what Â matter, Â not Â the Â points.â€? For Â Adikes, Â the Â chance Â to Â write Â and Â share Â a Â poem Â that Â touches Â her Â audience Â is Â a Â particularly Â rewarding Â experience. Â Her Â favorite Â poem Â to Â perform Â is Â called Â â€œBig,â€? Â and Â she Â said Â that Â it Â had Â made Â the Â largest Â impression, Â causing Â friends Â and Â strangers Â to Â tell Â her Â how Â they Â were Â moved Â by Â her Â words. â€œItâ€™s Â easy Â to Â feel Â like Â your Â voice Â and Â your Â experiences Â get Â lost Â in Â the Â soup Â when Â youâ€™re Â performing Â with Â a Â bunch Â of Â poets,â€? Â Adikes Â said. Â â€œTo Â make Â an Â impact Â is Â the Â best Â possible Â outcome, Â for Â me.â€? Â
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Karly Fesolowich: fourth-year, sociology major with Human Services Concentration Last Â fall, Â as Â part Â of Â an Â assignment Â requiring Â her Â to Â choose Â and Â attempt Â to Â change Â a Â negative Â habit Â by Â the Â end Â of Â the Â semester, Â .DUO\)HVRORZLFKFKRVHWRFRQTXHUKHUTXLHWZDOOĂ€RZHUWHQGHQFLHVE\FKDOOHQJLQJKHUVHOIWRWU\RXWIRUWKH1HZ3DOW]6ODP7HDP This Â year, Â she Â reprises Â her Â role Â in Â the Â teamâ€™s Â lineup. â€œThe Â thing Â about Â slam Â is Â you Â can Â never Â expect Â whatâ€™s Â going Â to Â happen Â next,â€? Â Fesolowich Â said. Â â€œLast Â year, Â I Â had Â no Â idea Â Iâ€™d Â be Â gaining Â a Â family Â and Â thatâ€™s Â what Â happened.â€? At Â last Â yearâ€™s Â Grand Â Slam, Â when Â she Â was Â left Â with Â no Â choice Â but Â to Â perform Â a Â â€œcoming Â outâ€? Â letter Â to Â her Â parents Â (with Â her Â mother Â in Â the Â audience), Â it Â was Â her Â teammatesâ€™ Â support Â that Â carried Â her Â through. Â To Â Fesolowich, Â the Â slam Â team Â is Â so Â much Â more Â than Â a Â vehicle Â for Â competition;Íž Â forging Â deep Â connections Â between Â the Â poets, Â itâ€™s Â the Â ultimate Â support Â system. Â Â â€œIf Â you Â think Â about Â it, Â itâ€™s Â necessary, Â we Â donâ€™t Â get Â up Â on Â stage Â to Â talk Â about Â puppies Â and Â kittens,â€? Â Fesolowich Â said. Â â€œItâ€™s Â important Â to Â have Â that Â person Â waiting Â for Â you Â in Â the Â audience Â that Â you Â know Â would Â love Â you Â no Â matter Â what.â€? With Â the Â new Â year Â of Â slam, Â Fesolowich Â said Â she Â expects Â new Â challenges, Â friends Â and Â stories. Â Most Â of Â all, Â she Â expects Â to Â be Â Â surprised. Â
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TwiFight: â€˜The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawnâ€™ WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST WATCH?
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,VDZWKHIRXUWKÂżOPLQWKHGXELRXVÂł7ZL lightâ€? Â franchise, Â â€œThe Â Twilight Â Saga: Â Breaking Â Dawn,â€? Â this Â week. Â My Â vampire Â interest Â ends Â with Â â€œBuffy,â€? Â so Â maybe Â Iâ€™m Â the Â wrong Â sort Â to Â be Â UHYLHZLQJWKLVÂżOP7RPHWKHUHÂśVUHDOO\QRWKLQJ sexy Â about Â blood-Âsuckers;Íž Â you Â might Â as Â well Â try Â making Â a Â Byronic Â hero Â out Â of Â a Â leech. Â 7KHÂżOPRSHQVZLWKYDULRXVFKDUDFWHUVUH ceiving Â a Â wedding Â invitation;Íž Â the Â wedding, Â of Â course, Â is Â that Â of Â brooding Â vampire Â Edward Â Cul-Â len Â (Robert Â Pattinson) Â and Â the Â hapless Â heroine Â Bella Â Swan Â (Kristin Â Stewart). Â Heartbroken Â at Â the Â news, Â shirtless Â werewolf Â beef-Âcake Â Jacob Â Black Â 7D\ORU/DXWQHU UXQVRIILQWRWKHZRRGVLQDÂżW of Â rage. Â The Â story Â follows Â the Â wedding, Â honey-Â PRRQDQGVXUSULVHSUHJQDQF\FUHDWLQJDÂżOPWKDW is Â primarily Â build-Âup Â and Â little Â else. Â Hollywoodâ€™s Â getting Â a Â little Â sequel-Âhappy Â with Â these Â two-Âpart Â ÂżQDOÂżOPVDQGLWÂśVWU\LQJP\SDWLHQFH I Â understand Â this Â is Â supposed Â to Â be Â the Â love Â VWRU\ RI RXU WLPH DQG DV WKLV LV WKH ÂżUVW SDUW RI WKHÂżQDOLQVWDOOPHQWDOOWKHPHORGUDPDKDVEHHQ leading Â up Â to Â the Â big Â moment Â where Â these Â two Â FKDUDFWHUVÂżQDOO\DFWRQWKHVH[XDOWHQVLRQZKLFK the Â audience Â has Â invested Â much Â time, Â energy Â and Â currency Â in. Â This Â is Â supposed Â to Â be Â it: Â the Â big Â bang, Â if Â you Â will. Â Instead, Â the Â main Â characters Â have Â incredibly Â awkward, Â passion-Âless Â and Â un-Â sexy Â sex Â (made Â worse Â by Â Pattinson Â and Â Stewartâ€™s Â abysmal Â chemistry) Â that Â still Â managed Â to Â not Â be Â DZNZDUGDQGXQVH[\HQRXJKIRUÂżUVWWLPHVH[ Then Â they Â play Â chess Â (no, Â really). Â They Â say Â nice Â (albeit Â melodramatic) Â things Â
about Â being Â together Â forever, Â but Â thereâ€™s Â no Â clear Â adult Â love Â (The Â real Â kind Â of Â relationship Â love Â that Â takes Â patience Â and Â compromise: Â the Â â€œbrushing Â your Â teeth Â togetherâ€? Â sort.), Â instead Â thereâ€™s Â only Â the Â giddy Â teenage Â love Â (that Â is Â much Â closer Â to Â a Â restraining Â order-Âworthy Â obsession). Â Itâ€™s Â summed Â up Â best Â when Â Bella Â hauls Â herself Â up Â in Â the Â bath-Â room Â to Â have Â a Â moment Â to Â herself Â and Â panic. Â Itâ€™s Â a Â very Â human Â thing Â to Â do, Â to Â panic Â like Â that. Â But, Â itâ€™s Â painfully Â irresponsible Â to Â paint Â that Â image Â of Â a Â clueless Â schoolgirl Â as Â the Â sort Â of Â person Â that Â is Â prepared Â for Â a Â lifetime Â (and Â in Â this Â case Â scary Â supernatural) Â commitment. While Â valid Â arguments Â can Â be Â made Â for Â the Â HQWHUWDLQPHQW YDOXH RI WKHVH ÂżOPV , ZDV MXVW creeped Â out. Â Thereâ€™s Â something Â wrong Â with Â the Â weird Â no-Âchemistry Â sex Â that Â tries Â to Â call Â itself Â loving, Â and Â the Â scenes Â showing Â a Â grown Â man Â falling Â in Â love Â with Â an Â infant. Â I Â donâ€™t Â care Â if Â he Â wasnâ€™t Â lusting Â after Â the Â baby Â in Â its Â current Â form, Â but Â rather Â its Â adult Â form. Â I Â say: Â no. Â He Â looked Â at Â a Â baby Â and Â developed Â this Â creepy, Â not-Âat-Âall-Â romantic, Â possessive Â look. Â You Â can Â layer Â this Â sort Â of Â obsession Â with Â sweet Â words Â and Â the Â trappings Â of Â love, Â but Â it Â remains Â unsettling. Is Â this Â what Â girls Â are Â supposed Â to Â swoon Â over? Â Should Â we Â want Â this? Â I Â donâ€™t Â think Â so. Â When Â we Â get Â to Â the Â crux Â of Â the Â matter, Â thatâ€™s Â WKH VHULHV PDLQ Ă€DZ QRW WKH KRUUHQGRXV ZULW ing, Â wooden Â actors Â or Â awkwardly Â religious Â over-Â tones): Â it Â confutes Â love Â and Â obsession, Â portraying Â both Â in Â a Â way Â that Â is Â wrong. Â And Â creepy. Â Oh Â so Â very Â creepy.
Ironically, Â both Â the Â adoring Â and Â critical Â mass-Â es Â donâ€™t Â associate Â any Â edition Â of Â the Â â€œTwilightâ€? Â ERRN DQG ÂżOP VHULHV ZLWK WKH IXHO RI VRUWV WKDW drives Â its Â vampy Â leads: Â blood. Â Itâ€™s Â the Â romance, Â and Â all Â of Â the Â politics Â that Â come Â with Â it, Â that Â have Â people Â swooning Â and Â snickering Â every Â time Â Rob-Â ert Â Pattinson Â and Â Kristen Â Stewart Â appear Â on Â screen Â as Â Edward Â Cullen Â and Â Bella Â Swan. :KR WKHQ FRXOG KDYH JXHVVHG WKDW RXU ÂżUVW glimpse Â of Â the Â Cullensâ€™ Â nuptials Â in Â â€œThe Â Twilight Â Saga: Â Breaking Â Dawnâ€? Â would Â be Â more Â gory Â than Â gooey? Â $FRORUOHVV%HOODÂżUVWKHDGVGRZQWKHZKLWH washed Â aisle, Â an Â anything-Âbut-Âblushing Â bride Â to Â be Â of Â the Â vampire Â that Â waits Â at Â the Â other Â end. Â As Â an Â orchestral Â number Â takes Â on Â a Â more Â ominous Â tone, Â VRGRHV%HOODRQO\WRÂżQGWKDWKHUZHGGLQJJRZQ train Â is Â running Â red Â with Â the Â blood Â her Â loved Â ones, Â gutted Â and Â stacked Â in Â a Â pile Â at Â the Â foot Â of Â the Â alter. Weâ€™re Â still Â talking Â about Â â€œTwilightâ€? Â here Â â€” Â not Â Hitchcock. Â The Â nightmare Â ends Â up Â washing Â into Â wedding Â scenes Â that Â pull Â at Â the Â heart Â strings Â swelling Â within Â the Â seriesâ€™ Â romantic Â fan Â base. Â Â But Â before Â Edward Â delivers Â his Â speech Â about Â love Â and Â forever Â and Â rainbows, Â director Â Bill Â Condon Â im-Â plores Â us Â to Â feel Â something Â other Â than Â sentimen-Â tality Â (or Â disgust). Â He Â makes Â us Â laugh, Â bringing Â fringe Â characters Â into Â the Â spotlight Â for Â comic Â re-Â lief. Â Condon Â anchors Â his Â adaptation Â to Â points Â where Â Bella Â meets Â milestones: Â marriage, Â loss Â of Â virginity, Â birth, Â death Â and Â birth Â again Â (kind Â of). Â Portions Â of Â this Â full Â sequence Â are Â strangely Â ar-Â ranged, Â strung Â together Â by Â nonsensical Â plot Â devel-Â
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opments Â that Â are Â unavoidably Â bound Â by Â awful Â lit-Â erature. Â But Â at Â every Â notch Â in Â the Â lifeline, Â Stewart Â and Â Condon Â do Â their Â best Â to Â deliver Â all Â of Â the Â right Â HPRWLRQVZLWKDFHUWDLQĂ€DLU Young Â virgins Â are Â nervous, Â awkward Â and Â excited. Â Author Â Stephanie Â Meyer Â chooses Â not Â to Â dwell Â on Â these Â natural Â reactions Â to Â avoid Â down-Â playing Â the Â build Â up Â of Â what Â she Â sees Â as Â a Â sacred Â act. Â But Â Condon Â and Â Stewart Â bring Â us Â back Â to Â real-Â ity, Â as Â Bella Â twitches Â nervously. The Â â€œBreaking Â Dawnâ€? Â experience Â is Â also Â grounding Â thanks Â to Â reminders Â of Â how Â violent Â a Â movie Â about Â vampires Â could Â and Â should Â be. Â The Â shockingly Â red Â ring Â staining Â Stewartâ€™s Â teeth Â when Â Bella Â needs Â to Â satiate Â her Â monster Â babyâ€™s Â thirst Â for Â blood, Â the Â makeup Â and Â computer Â effects Â used Â to Â make Â Stewart Â look Â all Â kinds Â of Â gaunt, Â close-Âups Â of Â her Â seemingly Â lifeless Â eyesâ€Śit Â was Â all Â cringe-Â worthy. Â Quite Â frankly, Â itâ€™s Â about Â time Â a Â â€œTwilightâ€? Â movie Â made Â audiences Â react Â in Â this Â way Â to Â some-Â thing Â other Â than Â Taylor Â Lautnerâ€™s Â â€œacting.â€? â€œBreaking Â Dawnâ€? Â will Â always Â be Â a Â â€œTwi-Â lightâ€? Â movie. Â That Â means Â there Â are Â going Â to Â be Â supernatural Â creatures. Â That Â means Â Meyerâ€™s Â Mor-Â mon Â agenda Â will Â creep Â in. Â That Â means Â there Â is Â go-Â ing Â to Â be Â pretty Â bad Â acting Â by Â gorgeous Â people. Â But Â thanks Â to Â Condon, Â there Â will Â be Â blood, Â too Â â€” Â and Â laughter, Â but Â not Â at Â the Â same Â time. Â The Â directorâ€™s Â acts Â of Â artistic Â liberty Â and Â his Â fresh Â fo-Â cus Â on Â emotions Â underplayed Â in Â the Â novel Â bring Â both Â lightness Â and Â a Â good Â kind Â of Â heaviness Â to Â a Â story Â that Â reeks Â of Â melodrama. Â Â Itâ€™s Â refreshing, Â so Â it Â wasâ€Śgood. PHOTOS Â BY Â SAMANTHA Â SCHWARTZ
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As Â the Â hip-Âhop Â scene Â in Â New Â Paltz Â continues Â to Â grow, Â so Â does Â lo-Â cal Â rap Â duo Â One Â Way. Â $IWHUUHOHDVLQJWKHLUÂżUVWPL[WDSHChandelier Â Dreams, Â on Â April Â 22, Â fourth-Âyear Â international Â relations Â major Â Mike Â â€?Kraunâ€? Â Krau Â and Â fourth-Âyear Â creative Â writing Â major Â Nick Â â€œNikkoâ€? Â Taldi Â are Â ready Â to Â show Â fans Â their Â progress Â with Â Â Late Â Night Â Drive, Â to Â be Â released Â on Â Dec. Â 7. Â While Â the Â concept Â behind Â Chandelier Â Dreams Â was Â following Â your Â dreams, Â the Â concept Â for Â Late Â Night Â DriveLVPRUHUHĂ€HFWLYH7DOGLVDLG 7KH PL[WDSH ZLOO WDNH IDQV WKURXJK 2QH :D\ÂśV MRXUQH\ IURP ZKHUH they Â started, Â to Â where Â they Â are Â now, Â taking Â listeners Â on Â a Â â€œlate Â night Â driveâ€? Â of Â their Â own. Â Âł,WÂśVDYHU\LQWHQVHMRXUQH\Â´VDLG.UDXÂł)URPDJJUHVVLYHVRQJV that Â lead Â you Â to Â go Â on Â this Â late Â night Â drive, Â to Â the Â middle Â of Â it, Â which Â slows Â down Â and Â gets Â a Â bit Â delusional Â and Â strange, Â and Â then Â back Â into Â WKHUHĂ€HFWLYHVWDJHÂ´ 8QOLNHWKHLUSUHYLRXVPL[WDSHZKLFKKDGPRUHLQGLYLGXDOWUDFNV than Â collaboration Â tracks, Â Late Â Night Â Drive Â will Â feature Â 10 Â One Â Way Â tracks Â and Â three Â solo Â tracks Â apiece Â from Â Nikko Â and Â Kraun, Â giving Â the Â PL[WDSHDEURDGHUIRFXVE\LGHQWLI\LQJWKHGXRDQGWKHLUVRXQGWRJHWK er, Â as Â well Â as Â a Â part. ,QWHUPVRIWKHVRXQGTXDOLW\RIWKHPL[WDSHHTXLSPHQWXSJUDGHV place Â Late Â Night Â Drive Â a Â bar Â above Â Chandelier Â Dreams, Â said Â Krau. Â New Â equipment Â is Â not Â the Â only Â change Â One Â Way Â made Â during Â their Â creative Â hiatus. Â Â Referred Â by Â Taldi Â and Â Krau Â as Â the Â â€œrenaissance Â stage,â€? Â or Â the Â re-Â birth Â of Â One Â Way, Â a Â small Â team Â of Â peers Â and Â friends Â gathered Â by Â the Â duo Â to Â help Â make Â their Â sound Â and Â image Â more Â professional. Â â€œWe Â decided Â that Â we Â were Â going Â to Â get Â photographers Â involved, Â get Â graphic Â designers, Â videographers Â and Â people Â who Â are Â our Â friends Â DOVRWRKHOSXVWDNHWKDWQH[WVWHSDQGJHWSHRSOHWRORRNDWXVVHULRXVO\Â´ said Â Taldi. Â Both Â emcees Â said Â they Â hope Â Late Â Night Â Drive ZLOO KHOS H[SDQG WKHLUH[SRVXUHEH\RQG1HZ3DOW]DQGJDLQQHZIDQV:LWKKXQGUHGVRI QHZPL[WDSHVFRPLQJRXWRQOLQHQHDUO\HYHU\GD\7DOGLDQG.UDXDJUHH that Â getting Â attention Â and Â convincing Â people Â to Â simply Â listen Â is Â enough Â of Â a Â challenge. Â Despite Â the Â odds, Â the Â duo Â and Â their Â team Â remain Â optimistic Â that Â WKHLUQHZPL[WDSHZLOOEHDEOHWRDSSHDOWRDODUJHDXGLHQFH â€œWe Â have Â so Â many Â different Â songs Â for Â so Â many Â different Â people,â€? Â
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WHEN Â AND Â WHY Â DID Â YOU Â START Â WRITING Â SONGS? It Â just Â happened. Â When Â I Â was Â in Â middle Â school Â I Â started Â playing Â guitar. Â My Â dad Â showed Â me Â chords. Â Music Â is Â such Â a Â huge Â part Â of Â my Â life;Íž Â it Â was Â just Â inevitable Â for Â me Â to Â write. WHO Â ARE Â YOUR Â BIGGEST Â INFLUENCES? The Â Beatles. Â Andrew Â Bird. Â Beck. Â Radio-Â head. Â Elliott Â Smith. WHO Â HAVE Â YOU Â BEEN Â LISTENING Â TO Â LATELY? Other Â Lives. Â George Â Harrison. Â Andrew Â Bird. Â
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WHAT Â WAS Â A Â PERFORMANCE Â YOU Â WERE Â YOU Â INSPIRED Â BY? Andrew Â Bird. Â Heâ€™s Â amazing. Â The Â key Â about Â him Â is Â he Â went Â to Â school Â for Â violin. Â Heâ€™s Â one Â with Â his Â violin Â â€” Â he Â canâ€™t Â make Â a Â mistake Â on Â it Â because Â he Â knows Â it Â so Â well. Â He Â just Â makes Â a Â one-Âman Â band Â beautiful. WHATâ€™S Â YOUR Â PLAN Â FOR Â THE Â FUTURE? Iâ€™m Â going Â to Â keep Â writing Â and Â hopefully Â record;Íž Â Iâ€™m Â not Â banking Â on Â a Â career Â in Â music, Â but Â obviously Â I Â would Â love Â one. ANY Â ADVICE Â FOR Â ASPIRING Â MUSICIANS? Keep Â perfecting. Â Keep Â practicing. Â Play Â the Â music Â that Â you Â really Â like. Â Donâ€™t Â just Â concen-Â trate Â on Â what Â people Â would Â like.
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NIGHTHAWKS Members Â of Â Student Â Association Â (SA) Â are Â currently Â in Â the Â process Â of Â extending Â the Â hours Â of Â operation Â of Â the Â Student Â Union Â hours Â in Â an Â ef-Â fort Â to Â give Â students Â and Â organization Â more Â space Â and Â options Â to Â meet Â and Â connect. Â We Â at Â The Â New Â Paltz Â Oracle Â commend Â SAâ€™s Â efforts Â to Â extend Â the Â hours Â in Â the Â Student Â Union Â (SU). Â :KHQ WKH $WULXP ZDV ÂżUVW RSHQHG WR WKH FDPSXV FRPPXQLW\ FROOHJH RIÂżFLDOV VWUHVVHG that Â it Â would Â be Â a Â place Â for Â students Â to Â convene Â and Â spend Â their Â downtime. Â However, Â students Â are Â only Â given Â 15 Â hours Â a Â day Â during Â the Â week Â and Â even Â more Â limited Â time Â over Â the Â course Â of Â the Â weekend. Â 2IÂżFLDOVSURPLVHGXVDSODFHWRPHHWZLWK our Â peers, Â providing Â us Â with Â a Â space Â in Â the Â center Â of Â campus. Â The Â SU Â has Â proven Â itself Â to Â be Â a Â safe, Â relaxing Â environment Â which Â is Â vital Â for Â all Â of Â us. Â Computers, Â air Â hockey Â tables Â and Â pool Â tables Â were Â put Â there Â for Â our Â use. Â With Â the Â SU Â not Â be-Â ing Â open Â during Â times Â when Â students Â arenâ€™t Â busy, Â they Â get Â put Â to Â waste. Â Students Â lead Â busy Â lives Â with Â classes, Â clubs, Â DWKOHWLFVDQGLQWHUHVWVRXWVLGHRIWKHFRQÂżQHVRI
SUNY Â New Â Paltz. Â School, Â work, Â and Â practices Â all Â generally Â operate Â or Â happen Â during Â the Â day Â time, Â for Â various Â reasons. Â This Â gives Â the Â wide Â array Â of Â student Â organizations Â that Â we Â still Â want Â WRÂżQGWLPHWREHDSDUWRIDOLPLWHGZLQGRZWR convene Â -Â Â keeping Â the Â SU Â open Â at Â different Â times Â could Â widen Â it. Â With Â a Â limited Â amount Â of Â hours Â in Â the Â SU, Â some Â student Â organizations Â and Â groups Â have Â been Â forced Â to Â meet Â off Â campus. Â To Â us, Â this Â is Â ridiculous Â considering Â how Â much Â space Â is Â avail-Â able Â in Â the Â SU. Â The Â actvity Â fee Â that Â all Â students Â pay Â at Â the Â beginning Â of Â the Â year Â is Â so Â that Â clubs Â can Â meet Â and Â without Â hassle. Â Some Â of Â this Â fee Â VKRXOG EH SXW WRZDUGV VWXGHQWV NHHSLQJ RIÂżFH hours Â open, Â as Â it Â would Â help Â make Â scheduling Â meeting Â times Â and Â events Â less Â stressful. Â Â With Â more Â hours Â open, Â organizations Â will Â not Â have Â to Â rush Â to Â reserve Â the Â same Â space Â in Â the Â same Â rooms Â at Â the Â same Â times. Â These Â organiza-Â tions Â will Â be Â able Â to Â schedule Â meetings Â easier, Â creating Â less Â stress Â for Â building Â organizers Â and Â everyone Â involved. Â Student Â groups Â and Â organizers Â in Â general Â
would Â also Â have Â more Â time Â to Â plan Â events Â in Â the Â building. Â We Â have Â seen Â them Â do Â so Â successfully Â in Â the Â past. Â Last Â yearâ€™s Â walk Â out/teach-Âin Â drew Â a Â large Â crowd Â of Â people Â eager Â to Â learn Â about Â seri-Â ous Â budgetary Â issues, Â and Â part Â of Â this Â success Â is Â due Â to Â the Â availability Â of Â the Â SUâ€™s Â Multipurpose Â Room Â (MPR). Â We Â would Â like Â to Â see Â more Â events Â like Â these, Â and Â having Â more Â hours Â of Â operation Â would Â create Â greater Â opportunities. Â For Â students, Â the Â SU Â is Â our Â common Â ground Â where Â we Â can Â also Â meet Â with Â friends Â to Â catch Â up. Â With Â cold Â weather Â and Â numerous Â construc-Â tion Â projects Â around Â campus, Â we Â as Â students Â are Â limited Â to Â only Â so Â many Â places Â to Â meet Â on Â cam-Â pus. Â The Â SUâ€™s Â convenience Â is Â vital Â and Â students Â should Â use Â it Â to Â itâ€™s Â full Â advantage. Â More Â hours Â would Â give Â students Â a Â better Â opportunity. Â 0DQ\ VWXGHQWV ÂżQG IUHH WLPH GXULQJ WKH evenings, Â past Â the Â hours Â of Â operation Â for Â the Â SU. Â The Â Atrium, Â in Â particular, Â has Â proven Â itself Â a Â popular Â area Â for Â students Â to Â study Â and Â relax. Â Why Â should Â these Â hours Â be Â limited Â during Â a Â time Â where Â students Â need Â it Â the Â most? Â Increasing Â SU Â hours Â during Â the Â evenings Â will Â provide Â a Â better Â
chance Â for Â students Â to Â utilize Â what Â the Â SU Â has Â to Â offer. Â :HXQGHUVWDQGWKHÂżQDQFLDOFRQVWUDLQWVUH-Â ODWLQJWRVWDIÂżQJWKHEXLOGLQJIRUVDIHW\UHDVRQV DUH VHULRXV :H DSSUHFLDWH FROOHJH RIÂżFLDOV DUH concerned Â about Â our Â well-Âbeing Â during Â the Â late Â hours Â of Â the Â night. Â However Â it Â is Â clear Â that Â ex-Â tending Â the Â hours Â of Â the Â SU Â is Â something Â we Â need Â to Â happen. Â Therefore Â hiring Â some Â sort Â night Â staff, Â however Â large Â it Â is, Â should Â be Â a Â priority Â of Â RIÂżFLDOV We Â as Â a Â student Â body Â need Â to Â see Â the Â hours Â of Â the Â SU Â expand. Â The Â SU Â truly Â belongs Â to Â us, Â and Â it Â should Â be Â available Â to Â us Â when Â we Â need Â it. Â Editorials Â represent Â the Â views Â of Â the Â majority Â of Â the Â editorial Â board. Â Col-Â umns, Â op-Âeds Â and Â letters, Â excluding Â editorials, Â are Â solely Â those Â of Â the Â writ-Â ers 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.
LETTER Dear Â Editor, Â Considering Â recent Â events Â on Â campus, Â it Â might Â be Â ap-Â SURSULDWHWRKHDUIURP6RMRXUQHU7UXWKZKROLYHGKHUÂżUVW thirty-Âtwo Â years Â not Â far Â from Â here Â in Â Ulster Â County, Â walked Â away Â to Â freedom, Â became Â a Â famous Â orator, Â and Â in Â 2009 Â was Â honored Â with Â a Â bronze Â bust Â in Â the Â U. Â S. Â Capitol. Â Â Truth Â could Â also Â be Â very Â critical Â when Â she Â spoke Â to Â a Â white Â audience. Â In Â an Â 1854 Â speech Â she Â said Â â€œWhite Â people Â owed Â the Â colored Â race Â a Â big Â debt, Â and Â if Â they Â paid Â it Â all Â back, Â they Â wouldnâ€™t Â have Â anything Â left Â for Â seed.â€? Â Or Â in Â Rochester, Â New Â York, Â â€œGod Â will Â take Â care Â of Â the Â poor Â
trampled Â slave, Â but Â where Â will Â the Â slaveholder Â be Â when Â eternity Â begins?â€? Â To Â a Â Sabbath Â School Â Convention Â in Â Battle Â Creek, Â Michigan, Â on Â June Â 3, Â 1863, Â with Â over Â 500 Â children Â and Â their Â teachers, Â she Â asked Â the Â following: â€œChildren. Â Who Â made Â your Â skin Â white? Â Was Â it Â not Â God? Â Who Â made Â mine Â black? Â Was Â it Â not Â the Â same Â God? Â Does Â it Â not Â cast Â a Â reproach Â on Â our Â Maker Â to Â despise Â a Â part Â of Â his Â children Â because Â he Â has Â been Â pleased Â to Â give Â them Â a Â black Â skin? Â Indeed Â children Â it Â does;Íž Â and Â your Â teachers Â ought Â to Â tell Â you Â so, Â and Â root Â up, Â if Â possible, Â the Â great Â sin Â of Â prejudice Â against Â color Â from Â your Â minds. Â While Â Sabbath Â
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school Â teachers Â know Â of Â this Â great Â sin, Â and Â not Â only Â do Â not Â teach Â their Â pupils Â that Â it Â is Â a Â sin, Â but Â too Â often Â indulge Â in Â it Â themselves, Â can Â they Â expect Â God Â to Â bless Â them Â or Â their Â children?â€? Sojourner Â Truth Â stated Â her Â hope Â for Â future Â when Â she Â said Â â€œThat Â time Â will Â come Â when Â it Â will Â be Â no Â disgrace Â to Â be Â black Â but Â rather Â it Â will Â be Â an Â honor.â€? Â Â I Â hope Â that Â every Â student Â on Â this Â campus Â will Â want Â to Â learn Â more Â about Â this Â woman Â for Â whom Â our Â library Â is Â named. -Â Â Corinne Â Nyquist, Â Librarian/Professor, Â Sojourner Â Â Â Truth Â Library
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COLUMNS CAT TACOPINA Sports Editor
As a journalism major, internships are vi- tal to my college experience. I can’t graduate without one and getting a job is near impos- sible if you haven’t had one. As a big women’s soccer fan, I decided early on that I was go- ing to try and get an internship with Women’s Professional Soccer. That might have to change. Currently, the WPS faces termination and may have to cancel their 2012 season, de- spite the hype and soccer-mania caused by the Women’s World Cup this past summer. U.S. Soccer has stated that they will not sanction WKHOHDJXHLQLIWKH\FDQQRW¿QGDQRWKHU owner for a sixth WPS team by Dec. 5. This would leave some of America’s best players with few options. I could talk about how being a beat writer for a WPS team such as the Boston Breakers or the Western New York Flash is my dream job and how the league shutting down would crush that, but there are a lot of issues with this that mean a lot more. I can’t even begin to explain how detrimental closing the league
KATIE KOCIJANSKI Asst. Copy Editor
It never ceases to amaze me how IDVW WLPH KDV JRQH E\ VLQFH , ¿UVW started college. So much has changed, the 18-year-old me would never have thought I would end up at SUNY New Paltz, happier than I have been. Almost four years ago now, I grad- uated from Monticello High School. I WKRXJKW , KDG HYHU\WKLQJ ¿JXUHG RXW I had decided to go to SUNY Albany to pursue an accounting degree. Com- ing from a small town, I thought what I needed was the city life. Albany was only two hours from home and I had family in the area, it seemed perfect. All of this ran through my mind before I went off to school in August. I quickly learned Albany was not for me. The campus was too big and overwhelming. I found the atmosphere was not what I thought it would be. The class sizes were too big. There were 500 students in my nutrition class and 250
would be for female athletes, current and fu- ture. All of us witnessed the heroics pulled off by the likes of Abby Wambach and Hope Solo this summer. We saw a country that doesn’t appreciate soccer like American football, rally behind 21 women who instilled hope and pas- sion in the hearts of the people. We saw the best soccer team this country has offered since the Women’s World Cup team in 1999. That team would not have been what it was without a venue like the WPS. The WPS gives a chance for not just U.S. players, but international players like Marta and Christine Sinclair somewhere to keep doing what they love. They get to grow and keep in shape with the league. However, the players who have al- ready made a name for themselves are not the only ones who need this league. The WPS is vital for younger players. Some of these women will not see an inter- national tournament for a while, but they still need a place where they can continue WR JURZ LQ WKHLU VNLOO DQG FRQ¿GHQFH<RXQJ players like Lauren Cheney and Tobin Heath have made their way into International play and proven their worth. However, not hav- ing a league while they wait for events like the World Cup and the Olympics, is detrimen- tal to them developing into the World’s best.
If the United States wants to continue being a powerhouse on the international level, the WPS must remain. If we let the WPS go, we prove we’re a country that does not value men’s and wom- en’s sports equally. I don’t mean to put anyone down, but history shows that the U.S. Women have had more success and have done better than the U.S. Men. The MLS running smooth- ly shows that there is American interest in soccer. What would the loss of our Women’s soccer league say about American society at large? That no matter the skill level, men’s sports will always have more value than wom- en’s sports. Perhaps this isn’t the case, but there are many people who will see it that way. But that in mind, here comes the sappy, sentimental bit. If anyone has paid attention to the Twit- ter pages of players in the league such as Ca- nadian Goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc, you can see just how much the players love this game. Beyond Twitter, watching the players play during the World Cup was enough to convince anyone how their love for this game knows no bounds. I’m someone who watched the 1999 U.S. team as a 7-year-old and I know what it’s like to be young and inspired by a team. Part of
me will always want to be Mia Hamm, while another part of me is always going to yell “Pearce” instead of “Rampone.” I know how the young girls who watched the 2011 team feel, and they need a league like this in their lives. The WPS is more than a Women’s Soc- cer League;; it’s a place for dreams to be rec- ognized. These players deserve to play and numer- ous people have provided ways to remedy WPS problems. Someone needs to step up and realize they can be a hero to so many people by investing. I mean, not that it counts for anything, but I’m just warning everyone now that if the WPS ultimately does get shut down, the entire staff of The New Paltz Oracle will be subject to my depression and nonstop playing of Joni Mitchell’s Blue album. Be warned.
in my microeconomics class! You were merly a number to the professors - at- tendance for the class was taken through a remote control. I was miserable. I was terribly homesick and missed my fam- ily. All of my friends were enjoying col- OHJHDQGDGMXVWLQJ¿QH,IHOWVRDORQH These feelings of increased anxiety and sadness had been building up inside of me for a long time. I called my par- ents the day after they dropped me back off after October break to tell them that I was leaving Albany and running away. I was not in the right state of mind when I said those things and was willing to do just about anything to leave. I’ve never seen my parents as angry and upset with me as they were that day, not know- ing what was to come. I packed up my things and left my dorm. Shortly after that, I was diagnosed with depression and severe anxiety by a mental health professional. It all made sense now;; I needed help and was going to get it. Throughout this entire process, my parents and sister were amazing. They supported me in the best way and were very understanding. What I need-
ed the most was them, my family. Dur- ing those three months I was home, I went on medication for my anxiety and depression and went back into therapy. My parents and sister put up with a lot during that time, and I owe them every- thing. They were my support system and still are to this day. No words can describe how grateful I am to them for everything they did and continue to do for me. The following January, I enrolled at a local community college and returned to an old job I had had in high school. I got my life back and continued treat- ment for my depression and learned how to manage it. I met my best friend, who quickly became an important part of my life, and continues to be to this day. By December 2010, I had graduated and was accepted to New Paltz. When I came this past January, I quickly real- ized I had found the place I needed to be all along. My roommates were wonder- ful and I was able to transfer with my best friend from my community college. I was able to reunite with a friend from high school as well. She was a
student at the School of Business with me and happened to be a statistics tutor. Reconnecting with her was such a great thing for me - she continues to give me support when I need it the most to this day. In the end, I found where I needed to be. The choices I’ve made and ob- stacles I have encountered led me to the place of happiness I am at today. Albany was not the place for me, but it made me WKHSHUVRQ,DPWRGD\)RUWKH¿UVWWLPH in a long time, I’ve realized I am right where I need to be—here in New Paltz.
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Cat is a 19-year-old journalism student with a minor in German Studies. Aside from her love of all things sports, she en- joys wings and Quentin Tarantino movies. She wants everyone to know that she, not Sharyce Willand, is the Swan Queen. She is also the Robin to Andrew Wyrich’s Batman.
Katie is a 21-year-old senior marketing student. She is an aspiring journalist and writer on the side. Aside from her love of writing, she enjoys coffee and movies. Someday, she will travel the world and plans to see Australia, Spain, Ireland and Greece. Katie loves but- WHUÀLHVDQGSHQJXLQV6KHLVDWUXHJLUO\ girl at heart, who loves fashion and the colors blue, silver and purple.
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The Â New Â Paltz Â Menâ€™s Â Basketball Â (2-Â2) Â team Â opened Â up Â Â 2011-Â12 Â campaign Â in Â Scranton, Â Pa. Â with Â a Â win Â over Â Â Centenary Â College. Â The Â Hawks Â bested Â their Â opponent Â ZLWKDÂżQDOVFRUHRIEHKLQGSRLQWVIURPWKLUG \HDUIRUZDUG0DWW'HYLQH 7KHRSHQHUPDUNHGWKHEHJLQQLQJRIWKHÂł0LNH5H MQLDN HUDÂ´ LQ 1HZ 3DOW] 5HMQLDN HQWHUV KLV ÂżUVW VHDVRQ DVKHDGFRDFKRIWKH+DZNVIROORZLQJDIRXU\HDUVWLQW at Â Amherst Â College Â where Â he Â served Â as Â assistant Â coach. Â 5HMQLDN ZDV KLUHG LQ -XO\ DQG VDLG KH FKRVH 1HZ 3DOW] EHFDXVHRIWKHSRWHQWLDOKHVDZLQWKHSURJUDP Âł:KDW LQWULJXHG PH PRVW DERXW 1HZ 3DOW] ZDV LWV DELOLW\WREHDJUHDWPHQÂśVEDVNHWEDOOSURJUDPÂ´VDLG5HM QLDNÂł,ZDQWHGWREXLOGDZLQQLQJWUDGLWLRQWKDWKDV\HWWR be Â attained Â by Â the Â menâ€™s Â basketball Â program. Â This Â athletic Â SURJUDPKDVEURNHQQHZJURXQGWKLVIDOODQG,ÂśPJODGWR EHDSDUWRILWÂ´ 5HMQLDN LV MRLQHG E\ DQRWKHU QHZFRPHU LQ DVVLVWDQW FRDFK5\DQ:RHUQHUZKRVHUYHGDVDQDVVLVWDQWFRDFKIRU the Â womenâ€™s Â basketball Â team Â at Â Cornell Â last Â season. Â Âł,DPKRQRUHGWRMRLQVXFKDQDFFRPSOLVKHGOHDGHULQ &RDFK5HMQLDNDVZHHVWDEOLVKDQHZEUDQGRI1HZ3DOW] +DZNVEDVNHWEDOOÂ´VDLG:RHUQHUÂł,ORRNIRUZDUGWREH ing Â able Â to Â develop Â these Â high-Âquality Â student-Âathletes Â at Â a Â great Â place Â like Â New Â Paltz.â€? 7KHDUULYDORIQHZFRDFKHVIRVWHUVWKHDUULYDORIDQHZ
DWWLWXGHIRUWKH+DZNV,Q5HMQLDNÂśVIRXU\HDUVDW$PKHUVW &ROOHJH WKH VFKRRO ORVW RQO\ JDPHV DQG UHDFKHG WKH 1&$$WRXUQDPHQWWKUHHWLPHV7KDWFXOWXUHRIZLQQLQJLV something Â he Â hopes Â to Â bring Â to Â a Â New Â Paltz Â program Â that Â KDVQÂśWÂżQLVKHGDERYHLQRYHUDGHFDGH Âł+H KDV LPSOHPHQWHG D ZLQQLQJ DWWLWXGH KHUH DQG FRPLQJ IURP D ZLQQLQJ SURJUDP DW $PKHUVW KH XQGHU VWDQGVKRZWREHVXFFHVVIXODWWKLVOHYHOÂ´VDLGIRXUWK\HDU JXDUG+DUULV:LFKDUGÂł&RDFKLVYHU\GLVFLSOLQHGDQGKH pays Â attention Â to Â every Â detailâ€”He Â has Â a Â tremendous Â work Â ethic.â€? The Â Hawks Â entered Â this Â season Â with Â the Â SUNYAC Â WLWOHRQWKHLUPLQGV$IWHUEHLQJRXVWHGE\681<3ODWWV EXUJKLQWKHTXDUWHUÂżQDOVRIWKH681<$&WRXUQDPHQWODVW year, Â the Â Hawks Â carry Â a Â chip Â on Â their Â shoulder. Â They Â said Â their Â goal Â is Â simpleâ€”to Â win Â the Â SUNYAC Â championship. Âł0\H[SHFWDWLRQVDUHYHU\KLJKIRUWKLVVHDVRQÂ´VDLG :LFKDUGÂł:HH[SHFWWRZLQHDFKDQGHYHU\WLPHZHVWHS RQWKHĂ€RRU7KHJRDORIZLQQLQJWKH681<$&VLVYHU\ DWWDLQDEOHZLWKWKHFRDFKLQJVWDIIDQGWKHSOD\HUVWKDWZH have.â€? :LFKDUGZKROHGWKHWHDPLQVFRULQJODVW\HDUZLWK SRLQWVSHUJDPHMRLQV'HYLQHDQGIRXUWK\HDUJXDUG -HUPDLQ:DOODFHDVWKHFDSWDLQVDQGOHDGHUVRIWKHWHDP Âł+DUULV:LFKDUG0DWW'HYLQHDQG-HUPDLQ:DOODFH KDYHGRQHDQLFHMREOHDGLQJP\WHDPERWKRQDQGRIIWKH FRXUWÂ´VDLG5HMQLDNÂł,SXWDORWRQWKHLUSODWHDQGWKH\ KDYHEHHQYHU\SURDFWLYHZLWKVHWWLQJWKHH[DPSOHIRUP\
WHDP7KH\HDFKEULQJDGLIIHUHQWW\SHRIHQHUJ\Â´ The Â key Â to Â the Â Hawksâ€™ Â success Â this Â season Â will Â rest Â RQWKHOHDGHUVKLSRIWKHLUYHWHUDQVDVZHOODVWKHLUDELOLW\ WRGHIHQGVRPHWKLQJZKLFKWKH\KDYHQRWEHHQDEOHWRGR WKXVIDU6LQFHWKHRSHQLQJZLQWKH+DZNVKDYHGURSSHG WZRVWUDLJKWJLYLQJXSDQDYHUDJHRISRLQWVSHUJDPH Âł,GRQRWZRUU\DERXWRXUWHDPRIIHQVLYHO\,VHHRXU JUHDWHVW QHHG LV WR EHFRPH D PRUH GHIHQVLYHO\GULYHQ WHDPÂ´ VDLG 5HMQLDN Âł&RDFK :RHUQHU DQG P\VHOI ZLOO NHHS EUHDNLQJ WKLQJV GRZQ DQG NHHS ÂżQGLQJ QHZ DQG XQLTXHZD\VWRWHDFKRXUWHDPWKHIXQGDPHQWDOVWKDWJR into Â a Â winning Â team.â€? 5HMQLDN KDV DOUHDG\ VWDUWHG WR FKDQJH WKH DWWLWXGH within Â the Â program Â and Â said Â it Â starts Â with Â practice Â and Â preparation. Â Âł(YHQWKRXJKRXUURVWHULVVPDOOHUWKDQPRVW,KDYH DORWRIFRQÂżGHQFHLQP\VHOIDQGP\WHDPPDWHVWRSOD\ DWDYHU\KLJKOHYHOÂ´VDLG:LFKDUGÂł:HKDYHSXWLQDWUH PHQGRXVDPRXQWRIZRUNLQWKHSUHVHDVRQDQGLQSUDFWLFH WRWKHSRLQWZKHUHZHIHHOOLNHZHDUHKLJKO\FRQGLWLRQHG DQGH[WUHPHO\SUHSDUHGIRUDELJWLPHUXQÂ´ The Â Hawks Â continue Â to Â take Â this Â season Â one Â game Â at Â DWLPHDQGIDFHDWRXJKQRQFRQIHUHQFHVFKHGXOHZKLFK 5HMQLDNVD\VLVH[DFWO\ZKDWWKLVWHDPZDQWV Âł,WKLQNKDYLQJJRRGTXDOLW\QRQFRQIHUHQFHRSSR QHQWVLVWKHRQO\ZD\WRJRÂ´VDLG5HMQLDNÂł,WÂśVJRLQJWR EHWKHEDURPHWHURIZKDWZHQHHGWRZRUNRQDQGZLOO SUHSDUHXVIRUWKLVWRXJKOHDJXHÂ´
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Wischoff Â Runs Â Down Â National Â Dreams By Â Katie Â Kocijanski
for Â a Â shot Â at Â the Â top Â 35 Â at Â Nationals Â in Â order Â to Â earn Â All-Â American Â credentials. Head Â Coach Â Mike Â Trunkes Â is Â thrilled Â for Â Wischoffâ€™s Â Third-Âyear Â captain Â of Â SUNY Â New Â Paltzâ€™s Â Cross Â Country Â team Â Nichole Â Wischoff Â recently Â took Â 14 Â out Â of Â 256 Â runners Â at Â success. Â â€œShe Â worked Â incredibly Â hard Â to Â achieve Â what Â she Â has Â the Â NCAA Â Div. Â III Â regional. Â this Â season Â and Â her Â trip Â to Â Nationals Â is Â just Â the Â icing Â on Â the Â After Â receiving Â US Â Track Â and Â Field Â and Â Cross Â Country Â Coaches Â Association Â All-Âregion Â honors, Â Wischoff Â said Â she Â is Â cake,â€? Â Trunkes Â said. Â â€œWith Â her Â performance Â at Â regionals Â she Â positioned Â herself Â as Â one Â of Â the Â top Â cross Â country Â runners Â in Â very Â proud Â of Â her Â success. Â one Â of Â the Â most Â competitive Â regions Â in Â the Â country.â€? Â Â â€œâ€˜Wow,â€™ Â is Â just Â about Â all Â that Â I Â can Â say Â to Â sum Â up Â the Â Both Â Wischoff Â and Â Trunkes Â believe Â the Â team Â ran Â up Â to Â season Â Iâ€™ve Â had Â with Â my Â team Â and Â my Â coaches,â€? Â Wischoff Â their Â potential Â and Â worked Â incredibly Â hard Â this Â season. Â said. Â â€œWith Â the Â help Â of Â my Â incredible Â coaches, Â I Â have Â gone Â â€œWe Â moved Â up Â one Â spot Â in Â the Â region, Â and Â though Â that Â above Â and Â beyond Â even Â what Â I Â expected Â of Â myself. Â I Â found Â feat Â seems Â miniscule, Â the Â progress Â each Â and Â every Â one Â of Â RXW6XQGD\WKDW,TXDOLÂżHGIRUQDWLRQDOVDQGKDYHQÂśWEHHQ them Â has Â made Â since Â last Â year Â and Â our Â incoming Â freshman Â able Â to Â allow Â that Â to Â soak Â in.â€? Â Wischoff Â has Â been Â a Â star Â athlete Â for Â the Â team Â this Â season, Â has Â been Â huge,â€? Â Wischoff Â said. Â â€œThe Â girls Â are Â stronger Â than Â placing Â highest Â out Â of Â all Â New Â Paltz Â runners Â at Â the Â SUNYAC Â ever Â and Â there Â is Â no Â doubt Â in Â my Â mind Â that Â slowly Â but Â surely, Â we Â will Â have Â more Â than Â just Â one Â woman Â going Â to Â nationals Â 7RXUQDPHQWLQ1RYHPEHUÂżQLVKLQJHLJKWKRXWRI next Â year.â€? Â Despite Â the Â accolades Â and Â accomplishments, Â Wischoff Â 7UXQNHVVDLGWKHWHDPKDVWKHFRQÂżGHQFHDQGGULYHWR was Â still Â surprised Â and Â in Â disbelief Â when Â she Â received Â word Â take Â them Â where Â they Â want Â to Â go. Â This Â season, Â many Â athletes Â of Â her Â trip Â to Â Nationals. Â Wischoffâ€™s Â dreams Â became Â a Â reality Â on Â Nov. Â 19 Â with Â her Â made Â their Â personal Â best Â times. Â The Â teamâ€™s Â top Â seven Â runners Â berth Â into Â the Â NCAA Â Div. Â III Â championships. Â With Â a Â time Â of Â are Â returning Â next Â fall Â and Â Trunkes Â said Â he Â hopes Â they Â will Â be Â one Â year Â stronger Â when Â they Â return Â in Â the Â fall. Â 22:19.36, Â Wischoff Â placed Â 103 Â out Â of Â 277 Â runners Â in Â the Â 6K Â The Â team Â will Â continue Â training Â each Â day Â and Â jump Â into Â UDFHÂżQLVKLQJLQWKHWRSKDOIRIFRPSHWLWRUVDQGEHVWLQJKHU some Â indoor Â races Â in Â the Â winter Â to Â prepare Â for Â outdoor Â track Â own Â school Â record Â for Â the Â fourth Â time Â this Â season. Â LQWKHVSULQJZLWKWKHWUDFNDQGÂżHOGFOXE To Â prepare Â for Â the Â upcoming Â season, Â Wischoff Â said Â she Â â€œFourteen Â was Â a Â dream Â to Â me Â until Â Saturday,â€? Â Wischoff Â woke Â up Â every Â morning Â over Â the Â summer Â and Â this Â semester Â to Â go Â for Â a Â run Â alone Â with Â only Â a Â dream Â in Â mind. Â She Â said Â she Â Â VDLGÂł,ÂśYHPDGHLWDUHDOLW\,ÂśYHJRWP\H\HVRQÂżUVWSODFH next Â Â year.â€? dreamed Â of Â her Â and Â her Â coach Â sitting Â on Â a Â plane Â to Â Oshkosh Â
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Nichole Â Wischoff Â came Â in Â 103 Â at Â the Â NCAA Â Â Div. Â III Â championships.
Club Â Frisbee Â Team Â Proves Â Their Â Worth By Â Suzann Â Caputo Contributing Â Writer Â | Â Scaputo24@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
7R WKH DWKOHWHV UDYDJLQJ WKH ÂżHOGV chasing Â down Â discs Â and Â blocking Â offen-Â sive Â moves, Â their Â sport Â is Â more Â than Â a Â mere Â outdoor Â romp;Íž Â it Â is Â Ultimate. The Â New Â Paltz Â Ultimate Â Frisbee Â team, Â Gunx, Â is Â in Â its Â sixth Â year Â at Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz. Â It Â has Â been Â increasing Â in Â popu-Â larity Â because Â of Â its Â tight Â bonds, Â overall Â good Â spirits Â and Â love Â for Â the Â game. â€œFrisbee Â is Â a Â game Â you Â play Â with Â a Â friend Â or Â with Â your Â dog, Â but Â Ultimate Â is Â a Â real Â sport,â€? Â said Â fourth-Âyear Â Ultimate Â team Â Captain Â Tom Â Oâ€™Malley. Â Ultimate, Â otherwise Â known Â as Â Ul-Â timate Â Frisbee, Â started Â in Â the Â late Â 1960s. Â 7KH ÂżUVW ÂżYHUHJLRQ 1DWLRQDO 8OWLPDWH Championship Â was Â held Â in Â May Â 1979. Â Ultimate Â is Â different Â than Â traditional Â Frisbee. Â The Â game Â is Â played Â with Â two Â sev-Â en-Âplayer Â teams. Â The Â object Â of Â the Â game Â is Â to Â score Â points Â by Â passing Â the Â â€œdiscâ€? Â to Â a Â teammate Â in Â the Â opposing Â end Â zone, Â simi-Â lar Â to Â football. Â Players Â may Â not Â run Â with Â
the Â disc Â and Â may Â only Â move Â one Â foot Â or Â pivot Â while Â holding Â it. The Â Gunx Â will Â begin Â to Â compete Â again Â in Â the Â spring, Â where Â they Â compete Â in Â a Â variety Â of Â tournaments. Â Still, Â the Â team Â practices Â year-Âlong Â to Â keep Â their Â skills Â in-Â tact. The Â teams Â practice Â four Â times Â a Â week, Â with Â the Â menâ€™s Â and Â womenâ€™s Â teams Â prac-Â ticing Â together Â on Â Tuesdays Â and Â Fridays, Â and Â range Â anywhere Â from Â two Â and Â half Â KRXUVWRÂżYHKRXUV2Âś0DOOH\VDLG â€œIt Â depends Â on Â when Â the Â sun Â goes Â down,â€? Â said Â Oâ€™Malley. Â The Â team Â practices Â inside Â during Â the Â winter Â and Â have Â conditioning Â where Â they Â lift Â weights Â and Â work Â out, Â Oâ€™Malley Â said. Â He Â said Â gym Â practices Â cause Â more Â injuries Â for Â the Â team, Â which Â is Â why Â they Â prefer Â to Â practice Â outdoors. Fall Â is Â the Â Gunxâ€™s Â biggest Â recruitment Â WLPHDVÂżUVW\HDUVWXGHQWVFRPHWRVFKRRO looking Â for Â ways Â to Â get Â involved. Â The Â WHDPÂżQGVLWHDV\WRJDLQUHFUXLWVEHFDXVH of Â their Â sense Â of Â community, Â Oâ€™Malley Â Â
said. â€œIt Â is Â a Â good Â way Â to Â meet Â people, Â and Â have Â no-Âpressure Â fun,â€? Â said Â fourth-Âyear Â player Â Emily Â Cottone. Many Â people Â who Â participate Â in Â Ul-Â WLPDWH VDLG WKH\ ÂżQG LW GLIÂżFXOW WR VWRS playing. Â Cottone Â had Â never Â played Â Ulti-Â mate Â until Â fall Â 2010, Â when Â she Â transferred Â to Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â and Â decided Â to Â join Â the Â team. Â Even Â though Â she Â has Â been Â in-Â jured Â and Â canâ€™t Â play, Â she Â still Â attends Â all Â the Â tournaments Â and Â is Â very Â close Â with Â the Â team. â€œWeâ€™re Â like Â one Â big Â family,â€? Â she Â said. Â â€œWe Â even Â have Â our Â own Â Thanksgiving.â€? At Â the Â center Â of Â Ultimate Â is Â whatâ€™s Â called Â the Â â€œspirit Â of Â the Â game,â€? Â which Â is Â what Â sets Â them Â apart Â from Â other Â sports. Â Ultimate Â is Â self-Ârun. Â There Â are Â no Â refer-Â ees, Â so Â the Â calls Â are Â up Â to Â the Â teams Â par-Â ticipating. Â If Â a Â foul Â is Â called Â on Â a Â player, Â he Â or Â she Â can Â either Â accept Â it Â or Â contest Â it. Â If Â they Â choose Â to Â contest Â they Â can Â get Â a Â re-Âdo. â€œUltimate Â is Â made Â on Â the Â backs Â of Â
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people Â who Â love Â the Â game Â and Â just Â want Â to Â have Â a Â good Â time,â€? Â said Â Oâ€™Malley. The Â games Â range Â from Â competitive Â to Â relaxed, Â Oâ€™Malley Â said. Â Right Â across Â the Â river Â is Â Gunxâ€™s Â greatest Â rivalâ€”Marist Â College. Â Throughout Â the Â years Â the Â two Â teams Â have Â been Â competitive. Â At Â the Â Bard Â Tour-Â nament Â in Â October, Â the Â Gunx Â were Â 3-Â1 Â with Â a Â two Â point Â loss Â to Â Marist. Â â€œWhen Â we Â know Â we Â can Â win Â it Â gets Â really Â competitive,â€? Â said Â Cottone. When Â Gunx Â began Â in Â 2007, Â the Â team Â began Â with Â 15 Â players. Â The Â club Â now Â has Â more Â than Â 40 Â members. Â The Â team Â has Â been Â a Â Â club Â sport Â for Â two Â years Â now Â and Â the Â Student Â Associationâ€™s Â support Â has Â al-Â lowed Â them Â to Â participate Â in Â farther Â tour-Â naments, Â said Â Oâ€™Malley. The Â team Â does Â not Â hold Â try-Âouts Â and Â everyone Â is Â welcome, Â though Â this Â does Â not Â guarantee Â playing Â time, Â Oâ€™Malley Â said. â€œHard Â work Â and Â practice Â determines Â how Â much Â someone Â is Â going Â to Â play,â€? Â said Â Oâ€™Malley.
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Womenâ€™s Â Soccer Ends Â Storybook Season
The Â New Â Paltz Â Womenâ€™s Â Soccer Â Team Â were Â knocked Â out Â of Â the Â NCAA Â Div. Â III Â Tournament Â by Â No. Â 1 Â Messiah Â College. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â PHOTO Â BY Â ROBIN Â WEINSTEIN By Â Cat Â Tacopina Sports Â Editor Â | Â Ctacopina97@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu
The Â book Â has Â closed Â on Â the Â SUNY Â New Â Paltz Â Womenâ€™s Â Soccer Â Teamâ€™s Â fall Â 2011 Â season. The Â Lady Â Hawks Â completed Â their Â run Â in Â the Â NCAA Â Div. Â III Â Tournament Â after Â a Â 1-Â0 Â loss Â to Â No. Â 1 Â Messiah Â College. Â A Â week Â before Â the Â loss Â to Â the Â No. Â 1 Â seed, Â the Â Hawks Â defeated Â No. Â 11 Â Lynchburg Â college Â after Â tying Â 0-Â0 Â in Â regulation Â and Â advanc-Â ing Â on Â penalty Â kicks. Â The Â team Â then Â went Â on Â to Â beat Â Rowan Â University Â with Â a Â 2-Â1 Â overtime Â victory. â€œIt Â was Â amazing,â€? Â Head Â Coach Â Col-Â leen Â Bruley Â said. Â â€œI Â think Â after Â the Â Fredo-Â QLDJDPHWKHFRQÂżGHQFHNHSWEXLOGLQJDQG building Â and Â every Â time Â they Â stepped Â on Â WKHÂżHOGWKH\NQHZWKH\ZHUHJRLQJWRGR the Â best Â that Â we Â can.â€? The Â team Â earned Â their Â spot Â in Â the Â tournament Â after Â defeating Â SUNYAC Â No. Â VHHG681<&RUWODQGZLWKDÂżQDOVFRUH of Â 1-Â0. Â After Â getting Â an Â opportunity Â to Â rest Â for Â a Â couple Â of Â days, Â the Â team Â was Â back Â
to Â work Â once Â they Â received Â word Â their Â ÂżUVWRSSRQHQWZRXOGEH/\QFKEXUJZKR compiled Â a Â record Â of Â 19-Â2-Â1 Â before Â facing Â the Â Hawks. â€œTo Â get Â ready Â for Â this Â tournament Â we Â continued Â to Â work Â hard Â in Â practice Â every Â day Â and Â we Â studied Â the Â other Â team Â we Â were Â playing Â by Â watching Â videos, Â so Â we Â understood Â how Â they Â played,â€? Â third-Âyear Â forward Â Shelby Â Kondelka Â said. Â Fourth-Âyear Â Captain Â Shannon Â Cobb Â said Â keeping Â up Â team Â chemistry Â during Â practice Â was Â an Â important Â factor Â in Â the Â success Â of Â the Â team Â during Â the Â tournament. â€œThe Â most Â important Â things Â for Â us Â was Â to Â stay Â active Â and Â consistent Â with Â getting Â touches Â on Â the Â ball Â and Â to Â have Â fun,â€? Â Cobb Â said. Â â€œWe Â were Â really Â proud Â of Â our Â success Â throughout Â the Â season Â and Â we Â knew Â that Â remembering Â the Â joy Â of Â actually Â being Â together Â and Â playing Â the Â game Â was Â the Â important Â thing Â for Â us Â at Â that Â point.â€? Players Â said Â the Â atmosphere Â of Â an Â NCAA Â game Â and Â the Â underdog Â mentality Â they Â had Â through Â the Â tournament Â helped Â to Â make Â them Â successful Â against Â opponents Â
who Â were Â statistically Â better Â throughout Â the Â season. Â â€œIt Â didnâ€™t Â really Â hit Â me Â that Â we Â were Â in Â WKH1&$$VXQWLOZHVWHSSHGRQWKHÂżHOG to Â play Â in Â Lynchburg,â€? Â Kondelka Â said. Â Â â€œWe Â were Â the Â underdogs Â going Â into Â every Â game Â we Â played, Â so Â we Â knew Â that Â we Â had Â nothing Â to Â lose. Â The Â atmosphere Â is Â unlike Â any Â game Â I Â have Â ever Â played Â in. Â You Â know Â that Â this Â is Â the Â biggest Â game Â you Â have Â ever Â played Â in Â and Â it Â was Â an Â amazing Â feeling Â to Â play Â in Â something Â that Â big.â€? While Â not Â expecting Â to Â win Â against Â Lynchburg, Â Bruley Â said Â the Â teamâ€™s Â defense Â kept Â them Â competitive Â and Â made Â her Â be-Â lieve Â they Â had Â a Â chance. â€œThe Â back Â four Â and Â our Â goalkeeper Â re-Â ally Â stepped Â their Â game Â up Â in Â that Â game,â€? Â Bruley Â said. Â â€œAs Â the Â minutes Â ticked Â by Â and Â we Â werenâ€™t Â giving Â up Â goals, Â they Â JDLQHGPRUHFRQÂżGHQFHDQGZHUHGHWHU mined Â not Â to Â give Â up Â a Â goal Â in Â that Â game. Â Once Â we Â got Â to Â penalty Â kicks Â we Â knew Â that Â we Â had Â a Â good Â chance Â of Â winning Â that Â game.â€? With Â the Â 0-Â0 Â tie Â with Â Lynchburg, Â
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third-Âyear Â Goalkeeper Â Stephanie Â Vega Â recorded Â her Â 13 Â shutout Â of Â the Â season. Â Vegaâ€™s Â performance Â not Â only Â impressed Â Bruley, Â but Â rival Â fans Â commended Â her Â performance Â as Â well. â€œShe Â (Vega) Â had Â a Â great Â year Â all Â year, Â but Â she Â made Â some Â incredible Â saves Â at Â Lynchburg Â and Â put Â herself Â on Â the Â map Â in Â Div. Â III Â soccer,â€? Â Bruley Â said. Â â€œWhen Â we Â were Â at Â Messiah, Â someone Â from Â Messiah Â said Â that Â she Â was Â the Â best Â Div. Â III Â goal-Â keeper Â they Â had Â ever Â seen.â€? Cobb Â said Â team Â chemistry Â was Â key Â for Â the Â Lady Â Hawks Â this Â season Â and Â that Â she Â couldnâ€™t Â be Â more Â impressed Â by Â the Â teamâ€™s Â performance. â€œSeeing Â us Â progress Â throughout Â the Â year Â was Â amazing,â€? Â Cobb Â said. Â â€œI Â was Â surprised Â by Â us Â every Â time Â we Â set Â foot Â on Â WKHÂżHOG-XVWZKHQ,WKRXJKW,FRXOGQRW possibly Â be Â happier Â with Â or Â more Â proud Â of Â our Â team Â and Â our Â accomplishments Â I Â was Â surprised. Â The Â progression Â throughout Â the Â year Â was Â so Â amazing Â that Â the Â NCAA Â tour-Â nament Â was Â the Â icing Â on Â the Â cake.â€?
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New Â Paltz Â Women Â Swim Â Ahead 2VZHJR1HZ3DOW]GHIHDWHG9DVVDU&ROOHJH â€œFrom Â an Â athletic Â standpoint, Â I Â think Â this Â team Â KDV WKH SRWHQWLDO WR KDYH RQH RI RXU EHVW VHDVRQV LQ In Â a Â dual Â meet Â against Â SUNY Â Oswego Â on Â Nov. Â 12, Â SURJUDP KLVWRU\Â´ :KLWEHFN VDLG Âł:H KDYH D JUHDW womenâ€™s Â swimming Â set Â the Â tone Â for Â their Â upcoming Â FRPELQDWLRQRIERWKWRSHQGWDOHQWDQGGHSWKDQGWKH VHDVRQ 5HFHLYLQJ ÂżUVW SODFH UHFRJQLWLRQ LQ RI HYHQWVWKH+DZNVVHQWDPHVVDJHWKDWWKHLUÂżUVWPHHW DW ,WKDFD &ROOHJH ZDV D Ă€XNH DV WKH RQO\ ORVV VR IDU this Â season. Â :KLOHVHFRQG\HDU&KHOVHD$OORFFRZRQERWKWKH DQG IUHHVW\OH UDFHV DQG IRXUWK\HDU &KULV WLQH5LHWKZRQWKHIUHHVW\OHDQGEDFNVWURNH QLQH RWKHU DWKOHWHV HDUQHG JROG 7KLUG\HDU .DWLQD /RZQWKLUG\HDU<XND6X]XNDWKLUG\HDU&DUO\0DU VKDOO VHFRQG\HDU9LFWRULD 6FDOLVH ÂżUVW\HDU .DWKHU LQH%X\HVDQGIRXUWK\HDU&DSWDLQ7D\ORU+HQVKDZDOO held Â top Â performances. SCOTT Â WHITBECK Âł7KLVZDVRXUEHVWSHUIRUPDQFHRIWKHIDOOEHFDXVH we Â did Â the Â little Â things Â right,â€? Â said Â Head Â Coach Â Scott Â :KLWEHFNÂł:HZHUHUDFLQJVPDUWÂżQLVKLQJRXUUDFHV well Â and Â were Â maintaining Â a Â good Â team Â atmosphere Â women Â on Â the Â team Â are Â dedicated Â and Â determined Â to Â succeed.â€? Â throughout Â the Â meet.â€? Â 7KHJLUOVÂżQLVKHGVHFRQGODVW\HDUDWWKH681<$& :KLWEHFNÂśV JRDO DV D FRDFK LV WR ZRUN ZLWK WKH &KDPSLRQVKLSVDQGKRSHWRJHWEDFNWKHUHDJDLQWKLV WHDPWRPD[LPL]HWKHLUFDSDELOLW\WRUHDFKWKHLUSRWHQ WLDODWKOHWLFDOO\DQGDFDGHPLFDOO\6RIDUKHKDVEHHQ \HDU Âł0\SHUVRQDOJRDOLVWRJRWR1&$$DQGJLYHP\ JHWWLQJUHVXOWV$ZHHNDIWHUWKHSHUIRUPDQFHDJDLQVW
By Â Kate Â Blessing
I Â think Â this Â team Â has Â the Â potential Â to Â have Â one Â of Â our Â best Â seasons Â in Â program Â history.
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The Â hot Â stove Â has Â been Â simmering Â for Â the Â Mets Â so Â far Â this Â offseason, Â as Â we Â have Â watched Â this Â off-Âseasonâ€™s Â Free Â Agent Â class Â slowly Â be Â picked Â apart Â by Â hungry Â teams Â look-Â ing Â for Â an Â early Â present Â under Â the Â tree. Â How-Â ever, Â the Â Mets Â have Â been Â quiet Â and Â seem Â to Â be Â waiting Â for Â the Â leftovers Â in Â the Â back Â of Â the Â fridge Â they Â can Â snag Â for Â a Â discounted Â price. Â The Â likes Â of Â Jonathan Â Papelbon Â have Â signed Â mega-Âcontracts Â and Â the Â new-Âlookinâ€™ Â 0LDPL0DUOLQVKDYHEHHQĂ€LUWLQJZLWKHYHU\ big-Âticket Â free Â agent Â on Â the Â market. Â Mean-Â while, Â the Â Mets Â have Â been Â quiet Â picking Â up Â players Â like Â Adam Â Loewen Â and Â other Â unin-Â spiring Â names. Â So Â what Â gives? Â When Â will Â the Â Mets Â wake Â up Â and Â start Â signing Â players? Â The Â short Â answer Â is Â probably Â not Â too Â soon. Â The Â Mets Â and Â General Â Manager Â Sandy Â Alderson Â are Â currently Â in Â a Â holding Â pattern Â as Â the Â team Â decides Â how Â to Â proceed Â with Â the Â OLPLWHG ÂżQDQFLDO UHVRXUFHV FXUUHQWO\ DYDLO
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Â So Â how Â â€˜bout Â them Â Rangers? In Â the Â last Â six Â days, Â we Â saw Â the Â boys Â in Â blue Â take Â down Â the Â Washington Â Capitals, Â the Â Philadelphia Â Flyers Â and Â the Â Pittsburgh Â Penguins. Â These Â are Â some Â of Â the Â best Â teams Â the Â league Â has Â to Â offer, Â and Â the Â Rangers Â came Â out Â on Â top Â each Â time, Â compiling Â 12 Â total Â goals Â against Â their Â opponents. Iâ€™d Â like Â to Â personally Â thank Â the Â Rang-Â ers Â for Â providing Â me Â with Â a Â very, Â very Â good Â holiday. Â Also Â for Â producing Â the Â re-Â sults Â needed Â to Â make Â sure Â my Â brothers Â didnâ€™t Â tear Â the Â house Â down Â while Â I Â was Â home Â from Â school. In Â all Â seriousness, Â the Â Rangers Â showed Â the Â NHL Â and Â its Â fans Â a Â lot Â this Â week. Â The Â Rangers Â have Â been Â so Â im-Â pressive Â in Â these Â past Â three Â games Â that Â Rangers Â columnist Â Andrew Â Gross Â asked Â Tortorella Â if Â the Â Rangers Â could Â be Â con-Â sidered Â an Â â€œelite Â team.â€? While Â Tortorella Â didnâ€™t Â answer, Â the Â
able Â to Â them. Â If Â the Â Mets Â are Â serious Â about Â retaining Â Jose Â Reyes, Â which Â certainly Â seems Â to Â be Â the Â case, Â it Â means Â the Â team Â is Â preparing Â to Â al-Â locate Â around Â $20 Â million Â per Â season Â to Â the Â shortstop, Â which Â obviously Â will Â take Â up Â a Â sig-Â QLÂżFDQWFKXQNRIWKHDOUHDG\OLPLWHGDPRXQW of Â money Â the Â team Â is Â able Â to Â spend Â this Â off-Â season. Â Rumors Â suggest Â the Â Mets Â are Â looking Â into Â laying Â groundwork Â for Â a Â deal Â to Â obtain Â a Â closer Â at Â next Â weekâ€™s Â Winter Â Meetings. Â Re-Â cently, Â the Â team Â has Â been Â connected Â to Â Oc-Â tavio Â Dotel, Â Matt Â Capps, Â Francisco Â Cordero Â and Â Frank Â Francisco Â â€“ Â all Â of Â whom Â have Â for-Â mer Â closing Â experience. Â The Â generally Â accepted Â belief Â is Â that Â Al-Â derson Â is Â hoping Â to Â snag Â two Â players Â and Â have Â them Â compete Â for Â the Â closers Â role, Â with Â the Â less Â impressive Â one Â taking Â over Â the Â 8th Â inning Â set-Âup Â duties. Â In Â a Â post Â for Â MLB.com, Â Anthony Â DiCo-Â mo Â said Â the Â Mets Â are Â â€œstrong Â playersâ€? Â for Â Do-Â tel, Â who Â pitched Â for Â the Â St. Â Louis Â Cardinals Â last Â season, Â posting Â a Â 3.50 Â ERA Â in Â 54 Â innings Â
while Â striking Â out Â 62 Â batters. Â The Â 38-Âyear-Â oldâ€™s Â past Â closing Â experience Â and Â veteran Â presence Â makes Â perfect Â sense Â for Â the Â Mets, Â not Â to Â mention Â that Â his Â age Â allows Â the Â Mets Â to Â make Â a Â short Â term Â commitment Â to Â him Â as Â the Â team Â transitions Â towards Â the Â future. Â Another Â pitcher Â the Â Mets Â have Â been Â con-Â nected Â to Â is Â Cordero, Â who Â would Â likely Â serve Â as Â the Â Mets Â primary Â closer Â if Â he Â signs Â with Â the Â team. Â Rumors Â suggest Â Cordero Â is Â looking Â for Â a Â two-Âyear Â $16 Â million Â deal Â â€“ Â which Â is Â about Â the Â maximum Â the Â Mets Â are Â willing Â to Â spend Â on Â a Â closer. Â Cordero Â pitched Â for Â the Â Reds Â last Â season Â and Â saved Â 37 Â games Â with Â a Â 2.45 Â ERA Â in Â 68 Â appearances. Â Cordero, Â like Â Dotel, Â is Â up-Âthere Â in Â age, Â KRZHYHUKHÂżWVWKH0HWVÂśGHVLUHIRUDSOD\HU who Â would Â sign Â a Â short Â term Â contract Â and Â act Â as Â a Â stepping Â stone Â towards Â their Â future Â plans. Â Both Â offer Â the Â team Â experienced Â late-Â inning Â relievers Â who Â could Â stabilize Â a Â Mets Â bullpen Â that Â was Â in Â shambles Â in Â the Â second Â half Â of Â last Â season. Â While Â the Â Mets Â continue Â to Â search Â for Â bullpen Â relief, Â there Â are Â rumors Â swirling Â that Â
the Â team Â might Â become Â active Â in Â the Â trade Â market. Â Angel Â Pagan, Â whose Â poor Â 2011 Â season Â KDVOHIWDEDGWDVWHLQWKHIURQWRIÂżFHÂśVPRXWK is Â one Â player Â the Â Mets Â will Â explore Â trading Â WKLV RIIVHDVRQ ZLWK WKH KRSHV RI ÂżQGLQJ D team Â who Â will Â latch Â onto Â the Â playerâ€™s Â poten-Â WLDO,IWKHWHDPÂżQGVDGHDOWKDWWKH\WKLQN would Â make Â sense, Â it Â could Â be Â an Â option. Â One Â fantasy-Âland Â trade Â that Â makes Â sense Â could Â be Â made Â with Â the Â Chicago Â White Â Sox. Â ESPNâ€™s Â Buster Â Olney Â said Â on Â Twitter Â that Â the Â Sox Â have Â been Â trying Â to Â dump Â reliever Â Matt Â Thornton Â and Â his Â $12 Â million Â contract Â since Â July, Â and Â have Â interest Â in Â trading Â Jake Â Peavyâ€™s Â $17 Â million Â contract Â as Â well. Â Some Â fans Â be-Â lieve Â the Â Mets Â would Â be Â wise Â to Â try Â and Â trade Â Jason Â Bay Â and Â a Â prospect Â for Â the Â two Â pitchers. Â &UD]\"'HÂżQLWHO\3RVVLEOH"3HUKDSV While Â things Â might Â seem Â bleak, Â the Â Mets Â are Â obviously Â looking Â toward Â the Â future. Â While Â it Â might Â be Â a Â quiet Â offseason, Â take Â sol-Â ace Â in Â the Â fact Â we Â wont Â be Â handing Â out Â long Â term Â contracts Â to Â players Â like Â Oliver Â Perez. Â
Rangers Â Getting Â Rowdy Â clear Â answer Â is Â no. Â But Â thatâ€™s Â only Â for Â now. For Â the Â Rangers Â to Â be Â an Â elite Â team, Â they Â need Â to Â play Â every Â team Â in Â the Â NHL Â like Â they Â would Â against Â the Â leagueâ€™s Â best. My Â older Â brother Â and Â I Â will Â usually Â argue Â about Â how Â the Â Rangers Â will Â do Â during Â stretches Â in Â their Â schedule Â that Â are Â particularly Â rough. Â He Â tends Â to Â expect Â the Â worst Â and Â usually Â predicts Â the Â Rang-Â ers Â will Â go Â 0-Â3 Â or Â 1-Â3 Â (in Â this Â past Â case). Â I Â usually Â say Â theyâ€™ll Â go Â 2-Â3 Â or Â 3-Â3. Â I Â say Â this Â because Â itâ€™s Â been Â said Â be-Â fore Â and Â it Â will Â be Â said Â again: Â The Â New Â York Â Rangers Â play Â up Â to Â the Â best Â and Â play Â down Â to Â the Â worst. The Â Rangers Â already Â beat Â the Â Van-Â couver Â Canucks Â this Â season Â and Â beating Â the Â Pens, Â Caps Â and Â Flyers Â shows Â what Â the Â Blueshirts Â are Â capable Â of. Â All Â of Â the Â pieces Â are Â there Â for Â them Â to Â be Â among Â the Â best, Â but Â I Â sometimes Â wonder Â if Â that Â reg-Â isters Â with Â them. While Â taking Â down Â competitors Â like Â Vancouver, Â they Â end Â up Â losing Â games Â against Â teams Â like Â the Â Â Florida Â Panthers Â
and Â the Â Islanders. Â The Â Rangers Â go Â into Â those Â games Â expecting Â to Â win Â and Â they Â turn Â out Â lazy, Â lackluster Â performances. Â The Â Rangers Â have Â to Â realize Â that Â no Â matter Â what Â their Â skill Â level Â is, Â they Â need Â to Â play Â the Â Islanders Â the Â same Â way Â they Â would Â play Â the Â Penguins. Â The Â Rangers Â are Â a Â team Â that Â consis-Â WHQWO\QHHGVDÂżUHOLWXQGHUWKHLUEXWWVLQ order Â to Â perform Â well. Â Tortorella Â is Â great Â at Â that, Â but Â the Â Rangers Â need Â to Â always Â have Â their Â ears Â open Â when Â Torts Â is Â talk-Â ing. Â If Â they Â do Â this, Â they Â will Â be Â the Â elite Â team Â us Â Rangers Â fans Â have Â been Â waiting Â patiently Â for. In Â other Â Rangers Â news, Â we Â got Â in-Â sight Â into Â the Â HBO Â 24/7 Â special Â com-Â ing Â in Â a Â few Â short Â weeks. Â We Â all Â know Â how Â much Â Broadway Â and Â Broadstreet Â hate Â one Â another, Â but Â really, Â that Â preview Â was Â something Â else. Â Itâ€™s Â amazing Â to Â see Â how Â much Â the Â two Â teams Â hate Â each Â other. Â We Â had Â Jody Â Shelley Â calling Â Brandon Â Dubinsky Â â€œA Â little Â weasel,â€? Â and Â Martin Â Biron Â saying Â everyone Â hates Â each Â other. Â Â In Â the Â words Â of Â our Â News Â Editor Â
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John Â Brandi, Â â€œItâ€™s Â gonna Â get Â dirty.â€? Iâ€™m Â expecting Â some Â really Â horrible Â things Â to Â be Â said Â out Â on Â the Â ice Â and Â dur-Â ing Â the Â show. Â The Â Flyers Â are Â a Â disgusting Â group Â of Â players Â in Â general, Â and Â they Â al-Â ways Â seem Â to Â bring Â out Â the Â worst Â in Â other Â teams Â as Â well. Â The Â Rangers Â are Â no Â excep-Â tion, Â and Â with Â players Â like Â Chris Â Pronger Â and Â Marian Â Gaborik Â out Â on Â the Â ice Â with Â one Â another, Â all Â bets Â are Â off Â and Â anything Â goes. Last Â yearâ€™s Â 24/7 Â showed Â two Â NHL Â teams Â who Â disliked Â each Â other Â because Â theyâ€™re Â constantly Â compared Â to Â one Â an-Â other. Â However, Â this Â 24/7 Â features Â a Â ri-Â valry Â thatâ€™s Â been Â around Â for Â decades. Â Thereâ€™s Â a Â history Â of Â hatred Â and Â if Â that Â 12-Âminute Â preview Â showed Â us Â anything, Â itâ€™s Â that Â the Â Winter Â Classic Â is Â going Â to Â be Â a Â bloodbath Â of Â epic Â proportions. Â I Â mean, Â you Â know Â itâ€™s Â going Â to Â get Â ugly Â when Â even Â Glen Â Sather Â trash-Âtalks Â the Â other Â team Â in Â their Â own Â hometown. Â Never Â thought Â Iâ€™d Â say Â this, Â but Â four Â for Â you Â Glen Â Sather. Â Four Â for Â you, Â indeed.
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