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Pace University, Pleasantville/Briarcliff Manor, NY
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
Officer Admits to Fabricated Report of DJ’s Death Ebony Turner
Opinion Editor Ebony.Turner@pace.edu
Mount Pleasant Police Officer Ronald Beckley admitted during his recent deposition that his statement made about the night of Danroy “DJ” Henry, Jr.’s death was fabricated by Lt. Brian Fanelli. According to the deposition proceeded by law firm Sussman & Watkins which began on Sept. 25, Beckley originally made statements that were distorted by Lt. Fanelli for the record, statements that became the official Mount Pleasant version of what occurred and was released to the public. The original accounts released by President of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) of Pleasantville Matthew Listwan featured the claim that DJ ignored specific instructions to stop his vehicle and drove into Beckley and Pleasantville Police Officer Aaron Hess, who was thrown onto the hood of the vehicle. “Fearing for his life and that of others, Officer Hess fired his weapon to stop the threat that was presented by the vehicle and the actions of the driver,” said Listwan. When Officer Hess came to Finnegan’s bar in the Thornwood Shopping Center where the events took place that night, he responded to radio transmission; he was not called to the scene. Officer Hess confessed during his deposition made Aug. 30 that he crossed the double-yellow line of traffic to approach Henry’s vehicle with his weapon already drawn, and did not identify himself as a cop. Hess continued with the original statements made that the vehicle was asked by an officer, now revealed to be Mount Pleasant Officer Ronald Gagnon, to stop the vehicle from moving while in the fire lane. “I observed a vehicle that was parked in the fire lane take off from standing position… Officer Gagnon seemed to be knocked off balance,” said Hess. “And then I heard Officer Gagnon say ‘stop that vehicle’ or ‘stop that car.’” Hess’ claims, however, are not supported by any of the witnesses at the scene, according to Henry’s mother Angella Henry. “No witnesses who were there heard sirens or specific instruc-
Photo from journalnews.com Aaron Hess and his attorney leaving court on Aug. 14. tions made by the police at the scene telling DJ to move his car – not even Officer Beckley,” said Mrs. Henry. Both Mrs. Henry and Danroy Henry, Sr. sat through the live taping of Hess’s deposition, a moment Mrs. Henry describes as giving her and her husband a spirit of peace. “We gave [Hess] the opportunity to look us in the eye and he never did. But we have peace knowing that DJ was a man of God,” said Mrs. Henry. Later on in his deposition, Hess states that he could not see the vehicle in the fire lane and that he only saw it move, and from there, decided to put himself in front of the vehicle despite claiming the vehicle showed no intentions of stopping. “I didn’t move because I believed it was going to stop, because every other vehicle I’ve asked to stop in my career has stopped,” said Hess. After claiming to have been unsuccessful in stopping the vehicle from moving at what he calls a high speed, Hess lunged on top of the hood of the car with his stomach down, left arm extended grabbing the top of the hood and his weapon out. He released from this position what he remembers to be “three or four shots” aimed at Henry’s center mass. The chain events leading to
Hess drawing his weapon contradicts what was originally said two years ago through his lawyer John Grant when Hess claimed he did not pull out his gun until he was hit by the vehicle. In the deposition he maintains that he could not see who was driving or who was seated in the passenger seat; the only time he saw Henry was after he shot him and was on the ground handcuffed. When asked by lawyer Michael Sussman why he shot at Henry “three or four” times, Hess replied, “I felt that was the necessary amount I needed to fire my weapon.” He claims that he shot at Henry because during this circumstance he still feared for his safety. Officer Beckley revealed to the contrary that the actual aggressor that evening was Officer Hess, not Henry. In the original report made, Officer Hess claimed that he left the scene with a wounded knee that required four and a half hours of surgery from being hit by Henry’s car, causing him to release his weapon and fire into the vehicle. Not only did Beckley confess to Henry hitting neither one of them, but Beckley fired at Hess’s knee to destabilize him once he jumped on top of the car because he perceived him as the aggressor.
“I was shooting at a person that I thought was the aggressor and was inflicting deadly physical force on another,” said Beckley. Officer Beckley approached the scene after seeing four students enter into a car. After the students entered the car, he heard a gunshot to the left of him and then saw Officer Hess standing in the roadway with his weapon drawn. He was unaware of who Hess was and he could not clearly identify whether he was a police officer. After seeing Hess on top of the hood of the car with his arms to the driver’s side of the vehicle and his weapon one foot from the windshield, he heard three to four shots go off. Beckley then, according to the Sussman & Watkins press release on Sep. 28, “drew his own weapon and aimed for Hess’ center mass.” Officer Beckley felt Hess was using unnecessary force, and while he aimed for his center mass he only hit his knee. Lt. Fanelli, in his narrative report made of the incident a few days after, claimed to have repeatedly convinced Beckley that he did not shoot Hess even though Beckley had already made his account of the events that night that confirmed otherwise. “I told Officer Beckley that I would call the hospital to confirm Officer Hess was not shot and that I would get right back to him,”
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said Fanelli. Lt. Fanelli claimed to have spoken with the hospital who confirmed that Hess was not shot and then proceeded to assure Beckley that he was injured by the vehicle. The vehicle, Henry, Sr. says, suggests otherwise. “The car tells its own story and it is not supportive of their claims that night at all,” said Henry, Sr. Henry’s closest friends, teammates and family always had a hunch about the investigation’s thoroughness and lack of honesty on behalf of the police department. “Those of us who actually knew DJ very well knew that he wouldn’t do something like this. Who he was as a person does not reflect what happened,” said second year graduate student and former teammate of Henry, Eric Ortega. “Those of us who knew DJ knew it was handled completely wrong and from the start we knew there was some sort of cover up – some sort of protection or police protecting themselves.” Mrs. Henry, however, was proud that Officer Beckley had the courage to step forward after two years of this ongoing investigation. “I am glad that Beckley is not hiding behind a wall or hiding behind a badge,” said Mrs. Henry. However, the journey for truth does not stop here for the family. While the release of the depositions pushes the investigation deeper, the investigation is far from over. “This isn’t the end,” said Mrs. Henry. “There are still pieces that need to be uncovered.” While the family remains strong despite losing a son, a brother and in Mrs. Henry’s words having a “void that will never be filled,” their tenacity has not wavered in the face of tragedy. “We’re fighting as people who have nothing to give; we lost our son,” said Henry, Sr. “[The Police Department] has everything to lose in this quest for truth and we will not stop until we get it; all we have asked for is clarity and facts.” The Henry family will still continue opening doors for young children and families inspired by Henry’s legacy through the DJ Dream Fund during the duration of this investigation.
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Justice Serves as Theme for First-Year Students Andreas Christou
Featured Reporter Andreas.E.Christou@pace.edu
Is justice intended to provide equal opportunity? The theme of justice has been a large part of the first-year student experience, from summer reading, convocation, University 101, and various justice events around campus, this is certainly an integral part of the first semester at Pace. “This topic is more about questions than it is about answers,” said Dr. Joseph Pastore. Many students came out of this experience questioning what the just thing to do is. For example, one of the most common examples includes the decision between pushing an obese man over a bridge to stop a train heading towards a group of people, or letting the group of people die. An alternate example includes steering a train away to kill one person, or letting it continue down its path towards the group. “It’s a good thing that the University wants students to think about what is going on; the way for a more just society is for
people to make more just and conscious decisions,” said freshman communications major Carlos Villamayor. The theme of justice has been planned since last year when the Convocation and Common Reading Committees wanted to pick a theme that reflected the current events happening, including the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street Movements. Originally the novel Justice by Michael Sandel, this year’s convocation speaker, was set to be the common reading, but instead the committees chose to make the book more digestible. The common reading was turned into a packet, compiled by Pace faculty titled The Quest for a Just Society. “It’s a theme that fits the controversial world that we live in today,” said freshman criminal justice major Mackenzie Ferguson. Dr. Joseph Pastore of the Lubin School of Business, who sat on the Common Reading Committee, took on the task of compiling the common reading along with the help of some of his colleagues, including Dr. Harold Brown, Dr. Frances Delahanty,
and Dr. Lawrence Hundersmark. The common reading incorporated Sandel’s book, as well as work from other sources and the Pace Faculty, and a list of questions developed from Dr. Pastore’s course on corporate ethics. The reading, along with the questions, caused students to ponder topics such as human rights, morality, religion, ethics, right and wrong, and equality, as well as scenarios placing students in very difficult situations involving life changing and difficult decisions. Students were also asked to watch some of Sandel’s videos, recorded during his class at Harvard, discussing some of the issues in the common reading in a class forum. Sandel posed some of the scenarios and questions from his videos to the Pace students at the Sept. 4 convocation. University 101, a class designed to connect students to the opportunities Pace provides them, will also be discussing this theme throughout the semester. Pastore, who teaches a University 101 class, incorporates the theme in his discussion of “What’s Going on in the World”, covering
current issues in the world relating to justice. “It’s a good theme for the election year,” said freshman psychology major Christina Miller. As part of the University 101’s Pace Passport, a program that requires students to attend social, justice, and academic events, students have to attend at least one justice event this semester. Various student groups and University organizations will sponsor these justice events, including lectures on justice in our lives, events involving making a difference, presentations regarding to the upcoming election season, and a series of New York Times Skype Presentations. Some upcoming events include: the Oct. 9 Meet the Candidates Night, an Oct. 10 Skype Presentation, Voting 101 on Oct. 12, and Paint a School and Make a Difference Day on Oct. 13. So don’t be surprised if you’re walking around campus and hear students discussing “what is the just thing to do?” as the justice theme is all over Pace.
Sister Susan Soothes Students and Staff Arthur Augustyn
Feature Editor Arthur.J.Augustyn@pace.edu
Your eyes are closed. It’s the middle of the day and you’ve removed yourself from past stress and future obligations. You’re sitting in a log cabin far away from the hectic lifestyle of college. The only sound you hear is the gentle weaving of trees along with brisk autumn winds. You’re at peace, knowing that for a few minutes you are completely isolated from a world of stress. Or maybe not. Instead you’re at your family’s beachside house surrounded by friends. You’ve just arrived for a weekend that will be remembered through stories of adventures and good times. You’re relaxed, knowing that right now there is nothing to worry about. It doesn’t matter where your ideal getaway location is, just as long as you go to it. At least, that’s the idea behind Sister Susan Becker’s meditation and relaxation exercise. “It’s a time-out from the day, or really time-in,” said Becker, Pace’s Chaplain, who hosts relaxation and meditation every Thurs. at 3:30 p.m. in Kessel’s conference rooms. The program started earlier this year, hoping to help students spend some time with themselves instead of their busy
schedule. “We are so disconnected from our human spirit from too much outside stimulation,” said Becker. Every student has a million things to worry about every day. Classes, part-time jobs, internships, monthly finances, planning events and being involved on campus, it’s difficult to set aside time just to relax. Becker got the idea for the meditation sessions after attending similar programs outside of Pace. One of the sessions she attended was hosted by a priest who had a great deal of experience guiding people through the program. She described the experience as being brought to the bottom of the sea, an isolated location with immense beauty. The priest was so convincing with his relaxed tone that Becker jokes he almost hypnotized the participants. She was impressed with its effect and decided to try it out at Pace. Becker’s version only takes 20 minutes but still has a similar effect on participants. “It feels like you’re floating,” said Pat Milo, ID Coordinator for Pace University. The exercise has had success with most people who have attended, but not many students and staff are aware of Becker’s exercise. “We’ve tried a few different times, last semester we tried
9 p.m. during the week,” said Becker. “It was very lonely at 9 p.m..” This past week, four staff members attended the meditation and the week before Becker sat alone for twenty minutes before calling it a day. Despite the low attendance, Becker has remained positive about the program’s contributions to students. “The first week several students showed up but didn’t return the following week,” said Becker, “and that’s fine.” Becker hopes to adapt her schedule to what students are interested in. She’s open to changing the timeslot to make it easier for students to attend and is even willing to try out multiple sessions per week. The goal is for members of the Pace Community to benefit from the sessions, there’s no agenda besides that. “I’m not here to preach religion,” said Becker. “I’m here to help people get in touch with their sense of values.” Becker explained her interpretation of spirituality as something that’s personal to each individual, regardless of what organized religion they may or may not affiliate with. “Religion should be an aide to developing a person’s spirituality,” said Becker. As the Campus Chaplain, Becker also has other projects being developed outside of the weekly meditation sessions. She
intends to work with Student Government Association’s Vice President of Unity and Social Justice to plan events centered on morality. One of the topics mentioned was a presentation on Fair Trade, which is about the concept of corporations charging more for their goods in exchange for the assurance that factory workers and fruit pickers are paid a fair rate. Becker explained that many third world countries are being taken advantage of by paying below minimum wage to workers in exchange for lower overall prices. Becker buys specific brands of coffee and sugar that are marked as “fair trade” in support of the movement and wants other students to be aware of it. Becker has a few other ideas in the works but hasn’t developed them enough to start advertising it. For now, she just hopes more students and staffers utilize the meditation sessions. “I can’t do this alone, I need a group of people to stay focused on the meditation,” said Becker. “The communal aspect is very important.” As of now, meditation and relaxation sessions are held in conference room A-B in Kessel at 3:30pm on Thursdays. Becker invites everyone to take twenty minutes out of their busy life and spend some time developing their eternal life.
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What’s Making News Beyond Campus? Heather Askildsen News Editor
WASHINGTON D.C. – Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced last Thursday that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was an act of terrorism. This contradicts earlier statements from Washington which maintained that attacks were the result of a spontaneous mob uprising. However, it is still unknown which terrorist organization is responsible. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed that there was evidence linking Al-Qaida to the attacks. This evidence remains to be made public. SILICON VALLEY – The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, apologized to 100 million iPhone 5 users last Fri. for serious glitches in their new map application. Apple introduced the app after walking away from their former agreement with Google Maps. The app reportedly mislabeled locations and gave incorrect search results. Cook posted an apology letter on the Apple website, stating, “We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.” WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. government officially recognized same sex relationships between an American and illegal immigrant as grounds to delay deportation. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano put the new guidelines in writing last Wed. However, immigrants in a same sex marriage to Americans citizen can still not apply for a green card. CHINA – Bo Xilai was expelled from the Chinese communist party on Fri. after allegations of sexual misconduct, bribery, and murder were made public. It has been decades since China has seen a political scandal of this magnitude. Bo has also been accused of several other crimes which have not been named. SYRIA – The historic city of Aleppo was set on fire last Saturday, endangering landmarks that have stood since the 13 century. The flames have spread to hundreds of shops in the city’s medieval market district. The fire was started during a struggle between rebels and government forces in the continuing conflict of Syria’s people against President Bashar al Assad’s regime.
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Lubin Announces Arts and Entertainment Management Program Heather Askildsen News Editor
The Lubin School of Business has formed a new program for students interested in the business half of the arts and entertainment industry. On Sept. 13, Dean of Lubin and former CEO of Viacom and President of NBC Neil Braun announced the department’s outline for its new Arts and Entertainment Management (AEM) program. “Upon my arrival at Pace in July 2010, I was intrigued to learn that the fastest growing department in the university was performing arts, which today boasts more than 600 declared majors from all over the country,” said Braun. “That gives our business school a unique opportunity to build a program to prepare students for management roles in the arts and entertainment industry.” “Learning about management in arts and entertainment prepares students for the challenges of a
dynamic, interdisciplinary, and multicultural world in which the boundaries between industries and societies are blurring,” said Dr. Theresa K. Lant, the program’s primary administrator. “Bringing together business and performing arts students in the same classroom prepares students for building relationships across boundaries.” The program includes a host of impressive internships opportunities across a broad range of subsections in the arts and entertainment industry. Students interested in television can apply to work at ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, or MTV, while those interested in music and radio broadcasting have the option of Sony Music or SiriusXM Radio. Students with an interest in the performing arts will have the chance to intern with the Roundabout Theater Company or the Metropolitan Opera. “One of the most exciting things about the program is we’re going to have both sets of students – the majors and those
getting a minor – in the same classroom. These are people who work together in the arts and entertainment world – the business people and the creative folks – and we think this is a great way for folks to learn while they’re in school about how to forge these connections, about the skills that each of them brings to the table,” Lant said. “With Pace already a destination for students in the performing arts, we intend to also make it a destination for students who want to build careers in the organizations and companies that are built upon the arts,” said Braun. The program has also lined up a series of esteemed professional guest lecturers. Katie Couric, Ron Howard, Doug Herzog, Rachel S. Moore, Arlene Shuler, and Robert E. Wankel—just to name a few. “The Arts and Entertainment Management Program is really exciting,” said senior business management major Dara Thompson. “The entertainment industry has always been interesting to me and as a business major it is
a field that is hard to get into. I applaud Dean Braun in his efforts to expand the department and make it more accessible—while also giving Pace students an edge in this competitive job industry. My only wish is that this major had been available when I was a freshman; it would have been my first choice.” Lubin has attracted attention from the industry itself since the announcement. USA Today, Yahoo! News, Businessweek, Westchester Business Journal, and Broadway World have all reported on the new program over the past few weeks. So what makes Pace’s AEM degree different than other schools? According to Dean Braun, “Very few have it within the business school. The difference here is you’re getting an AACSB-accredited business education in the context of learning about an industry you’re really interested in.”
Dyson Professor Named New Manager Heather Askildsen News Editor
Dyson has appointed Michael DeRario as the new Manager of the Media and Communications Center in Wilcox Hall. The position was newly created this year in order to ensure that the communication’s department film equipment remain safe, undamaged, and well organized for student use. “It is wonderful to be working for such an incredible department,” said DeRario. DeRario is a Pace alumni and a working professional in the entertainment industry. He graduated with his BBA in Marketing, Advertising and Promotions, and Media and Communications in 2009 and received his MA in Media & Communication Arts in 2011. “He was in our first master’s classes,” said Department Chair Robert Klaeger in his announcement. “Michael specializes as a Steadicam Owner/Operator having trained under the legendary Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam, as well as Jerry Holway.” The trend of Pace alumni continuing their careers at the University after graduation is nothing new. In the department of media communication, and visual arts especially, many of the industry professionals teaching classes today were once Pace undergraduates. “It’s a great school,” said me-
Photo from MichaelDerarioProductions.com Michael DeRario. dia and communications Prof. Maria T. Luskay, a Pace alumni who returned to teach at the University after studying under Prof. Klaeger. “Working at Pace is like being a part of a family.” Since graduation, DeRario has also held a part-time professorship in the communications department. Student response to his promotion has been overwhelmingly positive. “Michael DeRario is a great professor,” said junior media communications major Amanda Villavicencio. “Appointing him as the new lab manager was a smart choice because he
is very knowledgeable about the equipment and wants to improve the program.” DeRario also founded his own film/video production company, Michael DeRario Productions, in New York City. His company has produced media content for major companies, including Billabong USA, Heineken, and Pepsi. “Mike DeRario has made great contributions to the media and communications arts at this school,” said senior communication major Harrison C. Davies. “He has really grown with the program, and I think he will bring a lot to this new position.”
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In addition to his position as lab manager, DeRario is teaching Media Production I and Lighting: The Craft of Cinema this fall. “I think that the new position is a great thing for the future of the communications program, and it’s even better that DeRario is the head of it,” said senior communications major Alexandra Olender. “Having a lab manager will definitely help keep the equipment more organized than in the past and help students have more access to the different equipment we have. I’m excited to see the changes!”
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Pace Reacts to the Crisis in Libya Heather Askildsen News Editor
The crisis in Libya has ignited a number of controversies over the past three weeks. The roots of the conflict tie into a myriad of different legal and sociopolitical issues and raise questions about American foreign policy and freedom of speech in a globalized world. “A business man makes a film, and these protesters blame the American government,” said senior environmental studies major, Christiaan van Zyl. “It doesn’t make sense.” Members of the media have posed the question that, if this is a religious issue, why have Muslim Americans not reacted with the same type of violent outrage exhibited by Muslims across the Arab world. “Here, we talk about every religion,” said senior childhood education major Sam DeCrescenzo. “We say stuff about everything. They are used it.” The #muslimrgae Twitter is hashtag mocking the News Week’s controversial “Mulsim Rage” cover would only seem to confirm this idea. With nearly 2.5 million Muslims currently living in the United States and no protests, violent or otherwise, to report, the reaction in the Middle East cannot be entirely attributed to religious outrage. “It’s cultural,” said junior English major Marc Damon. “We don’t have violent protests here anymore. We did in the sixties and seventies, but what did they really do?” “Violence is never the answer,” said van Zyl. NPR’s Terry Gross suggested
Photo from kpic.com Anti-American protesters in Libya. last Wed. that the protests reflect a clash of eastern and western values. “American democracy can’t be exported anywhere,” said professor of political science Dr. Gregory Julian. “The Muslim American people’s ability to understand our constitutional right to free speech is learned from experience…being on American soil allows you to say pretty much anything as long as it does not directly contribute to a violent act. The degree of toleration of free speech is something that you know by being in America— and you don’t have to like it all. I don’t like it all, but you have to understand that alternative, the government suppressing free speech might be a remedy that is worse…” “In our society, being offended is a part of free expression, and the government cannot control
this,” said fellow political science professor Prof. Picoulas. “Freedom of expression is for people to have the right to express things, but the second part is to have the right to hear what people have to say, and I insist on the second part because I don’t want anybody to censor what I have a right to hear…even if it is a stupid video, I want to make the judgment that it is a stupid video and reject it. I don’t want anybody else interfering and making the judgment for me. And that is, again, a part of democracy.” With the presidential election looming so close to these events, the question is whether or not it will influence voters. When asked if this situation in Libya had effected how he would vote this Nov., Damon replied, “No, why would it?” However, according to Dr. Julian, the issue is something to
which voters should pay close attention. “Foreign policy is a vital part of the American presidency’s function,” said Julian. “What we are seeing here is two different approaches to foreign policy.” In a statement given the morning after the attacks, President Obama said, “Make no mistake we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people… No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.” Romney criticized the Obama’s foreign policies during an unscheduled press conference held before the President had addressed the nation, stating, “When our grounds are being attacked and being breached that the first response of United States
must be outrage at the breach of the sovereignty of our nation. An apology for America’s values is never the right course. The President and his administration have done something that is inconsistent with the principles of America.” “I believe that Governor Romney is trying to project out, what we call in political science, a paradigm of power,” said Julian. “In that he is trying to assert the supremacy of America’s military power…to accomplish foreign policy objectives….Obama’s approach is a more interdependent paradigm in being that he is trying to establish America’s rolerelationship with other countries in an integrated world.” Romney came under fire for his comments, members of the both the Obama campaign and the media accusing him of politicizing a national tragedy. “Romney did not handle [the situation] very well,” said Prof. Picoulas “It was not because he politicized it. He made some statements that leaders should not make…Romney has said Muslims hate America because of their religion, and you can’t say this because if you are the President, you can’t alienate a huge number of people on actions of few.” However, Prof. Picoulas maintained that while the crisis in Libya “reveals something about their leadership qualities and even their temperament,” he does not believe it will significantly impact the result of the election. “I don’t think that this will push the election one way or another in any sizeable manner,” said Picoulas. “I don’t think most Americans are focused on those events.”
CAREER SERVICES INVITATION TO THE PLEASANTVILLE CAREER FAIR From: Angelina Bassano, Director of Career Services 914-773 3415
Come to the Pleasantville Fall 2012 Career Fair on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 in the Goldstein Fitness Center, from 11am to 2pm on the Pleasantville Campus. It will be one of the largest Career Fairs Pace has held. We are scheduled to host close to 100 employers, many of which are new to Pace. Over 40 employers will be recruiting all majors! A high turn-out is critical to the Pace brand amongst the employers for the future internship and full time job placement of our students. There will be employers from a wide spectrum of industries who want to meet/recruit Pace students from varied majors. The Career Fair is a wonderful opportunity find internships/jobs and is your chance to have ‘face to face’ time with employers. Don’t miss out and remember to dress professionally, bring multiple copies of your resume and target beforehand those employers of interest. Targeted emails with opportunities related to your major and minor have been sent to students. There will be Open Hours in Pleasantville to review resumes. See our Ad in this issue of the Pace Chronicle for these details. For the list of the 100 employers anticipated, check out: http://www.experience.com/stu/cf_registered_employers?fhnd=5700 The below employers are noteworthy among those with opportunities for the 5 Pace Schools and Colleges: All Schools and Majors (over 40 employers ) - Apple Inc., Hudson Financial Group, Inc., Icon International, Inc., Madison Square Garden, Morgan Stanley, New York Post, Nyack Hospital, NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), Quorum Federal Credit Union, Target, Wells Fargo, WESTMED Medical Group, WFAS AM/FM, White Plains Youth Bureau and more College of Health Professions/Lienhard School of Nursing - Andrus, ENT & Allergy Associates, LLP, John A. Coleman School, Mt. Kisco Medical Group, Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Nyack Hospital, Riverdale Mental Health Association, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, WESTMED Medical Group, YAI (Young Adult Institute) and more Dyson School of Arts and Sciences - Acorda Therapeutics, American Red Cross, Andrus, Boehringer-Ingelheim, CBS Local Digital Media, Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, Cognitive Behavioral Consultants of Westchester, Diageo, DNA Public Relations, Icon International, Morgan Stanley, My Sister’s Place, New York Post, New York Power Authority, Schott, NA, NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board, NYS Office of the Attorney General, Riverdale Mental Health Association, Search for Change, September 11th Memorial & Museum, Super Soccer Stars, TJX Companies, WFAS, White Plains Youth Bureau and more School of Education - American Red Cross, ANDRUS, Benchmark Education Company, Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, John A. Coleman School, Kaplan Testing, Ken Ken, Search for Change, Super Soccer Stars, Wee Zee, White Plains Youth Bureau, YAI and more Lubin School of Business - Boehringer- Ingelheim, Citi, Cohn Resnick, Deloitte, Diageo, E&Y, Greenwich Associates, IBM, Icon International, KPMG, Madison Square Garden, Morgan Stanley, O’Connor Davies, Omnicom Group, Quorum Federal, SAC Capital Advisors, Schott NA, TJX Companies, Wells Fargo and more Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems - Acorda Therapeutics, Apple Inc, Benchmark Education Company, IBM, KenKen, Link Technology Group, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., SmartWorks LLC, TimeLink and more
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Just for the Boys Christiana Lloyd
Health Editor Christian.A.Lloyd@pace.edu
Okay boys, it’s time to talk about that one thing that none of you are looking forward to. Sometime in your middle agedness after you have gotten married, had children, and experienced your mid-life crisis that led to buying a motorcycle, you will sooner or later have to go to the doctor and have to hear them say “bend over and try to relax” as those gloved fingers slide up that one place that has always stayed between you and your alone time in the bathroom. That’s right gents, I am talking about getting your prostate checked. While you don’t have to worry about the whole doctor visit part just yet, you do need to realize that the way that you care for your body now will greatly affect
what the doctor tells you after his gloved fingers are out of your butt. In a recent study done by an international team of doctors led by Dr. Ricardo Ribeiro, they took fat from around the prostate from patients that were undergoing surgery for various prostate diseases including cancer to be analyzed. The fat samples were taken by both men that were categorized as being lean (body mass index or BMI lower than 25) and those who were obese (BMI of higher than 25). No matter what type or stage that the prostate cancer was found at, those who were overweight, their bodies were having a harder time responding to treatment because the fat surrounding the prostate was influencing the growth of the disease. The study found that overweight men were far more likely to develop the cancer and an even more
shocking development found that those men who were overweight in their early 20s to mid-30s are 60-percent more likely to have prostate cancer in their late 40s and early 50s. So what are college guys suppose to do to avoid hearing those dreadful words, “You have prostate cancer?” Simple things like becoming a little bit more active will go a long way. If you are a guy who goes to the gym daily or at least a couple times a week, good for you—keep it up. But if you are one that tends to never go to the gym and hits up the cafeteria for those crispy chicken fingers and fries on a weekly basis then you need to change a few of your choices. Another thing that you can do is keep track of your BMI and make sure that you are sitting in at least the average for your age and height. “I never knew that my weight
Do You Know Your Head? Christiana Lloyd
Health Editor Christian.A.Lloyd@pace.edu
Everyone knows the stress of being in college. It’s an old tune sung by all and will never cease, but those headaches that you are feeling aren’t all due to the hundreds of words that you are having to read in those nursing books or the three hour class that you are having to sit in on a Thurs. night. Those headaches are coming from many things that you would never suspect. In those moments that you are beginning to feel a slowly pounding build up in your head, look around you. That sun might be doing a little more damage than just to your skin. Even in cooler weather when you are hanging around in the sun too long, those ever small glances that you might find yourself taking are causing pain to your corneas which builds up in on the optic nerves and causes those headaches that aren’t extremely painful but tend to have that dull aching feeling that hangs around an annoyingly long time. A 2009 study published in the medical journal Neurology found that the risk for severe headaches increased about 7.5 percent for every nine-degree F the temperature rose. With temperature rise, your body is going to keep it cool, and in order to do that it has to pull blood away from your head and brain depriving it of oxygen which will of course lead to your head hurting. When our heads start hurting we tend to grab the closest bottle of Advil or Ibroprofen and pop a couple to help that pain go away. Unfortunately, with all of the medicine that we take, we are causing more damage than any good. Freshman psychology major Stacey Morvitz admitted that when she gets headaches she
takes Tylenol to get rid of it. “When taken too frequently, prescription narcotics or medicines containing caffeine and antihistamines can interfere with the brain’s pain-regulation system and lowers your pain threshold and makes your headache feel worse,” says Brian Grosberg, M.D., program director of the headache fellowship program at Montefiore Headache Center in the Bronx, N.Y “I believe most of the blame for my headaches is from being overwhelmed and being tired. I also tend to get really bad headaches when I don’t eat,” said senior education major Nicholas Lopez. The two main things that your brain needs are oxygen and glucose. When you may be having a busy day you tend to forget to do one of the simplest things that your body needs…eat. When this happens, your brain becomes like a cranky two-year-old that skipped nap time. Even further than just needing food, you have to be careful about which foods that you eat because many will only add to the pain instead of help reduce it. When you already have a headache or are not going to be able to eat for a long period of time, avoid foods that contain tyramine, and amino acids will cause headaches because they can expand and constrict the blood vessels. Foods that fall into this line are cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss, blue cheese and luncheon meats like salami or bologna. Eat your greens and whole grains because they deliver magnesium to your blood stream which will lower the chances of headaches by at least 50 percent. Along with skipping meals or not eating the correct foods, majority of headaches can be traced back to the simple cause of dehydration. When we don’t drink enough water during the
day our blood will thicken which of course causes it to become a slower circulation depriving our body of oxygen which triggers a brain chemical called serotonim that creates that pounding feeling in your temples. When most people complain of constant headaches we often hear the excuse of daily stress and hear the sentence “I need a vacation” but surprisingly to many folks, restful vacations can actually make you suffer a prolonged headache instead of just the everyday hour or two decompressing break. “As the strain of everyday life dissolves, levels of the stress hormones cortisol and noradrenalin decrease, sending neurotransmitters into the brain – and this can cause blood vessels to constrict and dilate,” according to a 2007 study published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. Now it’s time to hit the all time largest cause for headaches in our generation… those dang computers, TV screens and of course our constant companions, our phones. A study done in 2010 of more than 30,000 Scandinavian teenagers found that half of the teens experienced regular headaches when they would spend multiple hours a day in front of either a computer or a TV screen. Despite the deadline that you have bearing down on you to finish that paper, it will serve you best to take a break to rest your eyes and look anywhere but at the screen. When watching TV, take better use of commercial breaks and busy your eyes somewhere besides the McDonalds commercials. When it comes to our phones, as hard as it may be, give it a time out (teachers will appreciate this as well) so when in class, shove your phone in your book bag and try not to look at that tiny screen every chance that you can. Your head will thank you for it later on.
Photo from Dallasweekly.com Remember to get your prostate checked. now would have such great of an effect on me later on; my grandfather died of prostate cancer so I knew I might someday have it but I never knew my weight could also be tied to it, I mean all of the men in my family are overweight” said a freshman commu-
nications major who wished to remain anonymous. So gentlemen, before your hairline ever begins to recede or you say the words “I Do,” take care of yourself and you might be able to avoid the stress and pain of prostate cancer.
Stretching Makes the Body Happy Christiana Lloyd
Health Editor Christian.A.Lloyd@pace.edu
Now that the freshman 15 are starting to hang about more and more students are heading over to Goldstein gym to run on the track, shoot hoops, join intramural teams, and impress the opposite sex with the how much they lift or how long they can last on the stair masters. Failure to properly stretch before working out, though, can lead to more problems than you want to deal with. It’s hard to realize how much it is needed but even our student athletes have spoken on the importance of stretching. Senior accounting major Nicholas Sammartano shared his experience with injuries he obtained during his career as a baseball pitcher. Sammartano had Tommy John surgery to repair torn elbow ligaments in his left arm, which is one of the most common injury in college and pro baseball. Since then he has learned the importance of stretching. “I have to take many precautions after my surgery, it’s a year recovery but it depends on the athlete. For me, personally, I was in a hard cast for two weeks and then was given a movable brace,” said Sammartano. “I have to do daily active release therapy to help prevent scarred tissue from building up and have limited throwing and activity, which has to be kept very light to prevent the tear from happening again.” The coaches and the athletic
trainer have the baseball team go through multiple exercises and stretches to help the athletes avoid serious injuries such as that which Sammartano experienced. The exercises that the athletic teams do help them improve muscle development, increase range of motion, reduce injury, and helps wake up the body and get the blood circulating to the muscles and joints that they are going to use. Sophomore education major and guard on the women’s basketball team Margo Hackett shared that to avoid the most common injuries of tendentious and torn ACLs, the women’s basketball team does a lot of dynamic warmups such as jumping jacks and other fast-paced stretches. While those who have been in sports for majority of their lives like Hackett and Sammartano know to stretch, many students who simply workout in the fitness center don’t always take such precautions to help protect their bodies from such injuries. “I go to the gym at least three or four times a week and usually either lift weights or ride the bike,” said freshmen psychology major Stacey Morvitz. “I stretch after working out if I have time but because I follow the bus schedule, I am normally limited on time and will skip stretching if I don’t have time to squeeze it in, but I feel that the exercises that I do don’t really require me to stretch out beforehand.”
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The G-Spot B : G y
When It’s Not Okay to Sleep Around
(Or With Someone in Particular) What’s The-G-Spot About? "College is run by sexual tension. Many of us like sex, have sex, and have walked in on our roommate having sex. Why ignore it? Let’s be honest instead. In college, learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom, it happens in the bedroom. Don't be shy, now, welcome to the G-Spot." - Gabrielle Davina Sometimes, we have sex to share an experience with someone we care for. Other times, we do it just to get our rocks off. Both of these reasons are a-okay in my book. Provided you use protection, romp away. In some scenarios, however, sex is one of the worst moves you can make. I’m talking about for your emotional wellbeing. People, especially in our age bracket, undertake the idea that they can have sex as they please without emotional consequences. Don’t get me wrong—this is possible, and it can be a super hot primal-urge-driven experience—but when you go out seeking validation and all you come home with are chafed and sore genitalia, you’re doing it wrong. I have some friends, both girls and guys, who have remarkably low self-esteem for the awesome human beings that they are. They only get a surge of confidence when they realize, “Oh hey, so-and-so wants to sleep with me!” and take advantage of the situation as a means to validate themselves. It works for the night, sure, as they bone a couple hours away, but what happens when the other person up-and-leaves at three in the morning? The validation quickly fades away and back come the feelings of unworthiness and self-loathing. I’m not so much cautioning you against sleeping with a stranger as I am cautioning you against sleeping with someone for a different reason than they’re sleeping with you. You might be looking for some TLC whereas the other person might very well just be looking for someone to play with his or her bits for an hour. This doesn’t make either of you bad people;
it just means there’s a conflict of interest. Conflicts of interest = major confidence killer. And major boner killer. If you’re going out and subject your body to someone else’s use, you better be using them in the same way. I’m not just talking about with strangers—I’m talking crushes, friends, exes, you name it. You need to be honest with yourself. Are you sleeping with this person to get off, to feel better about yourself or because you care about them? If it’s because you care, are you sure they care about you in the same fashion? If you find out too late that they don’t, will it put you in a worse place emotionally than you are now? If it’s to get off, and I mean truly let’s-be-honest-I-just-wantto-fork to get off, go to town. You’re not going to get hurt. Be conscious of the other person’s reasons, though, so you don’t hurt them. Lastly, if it’s to feel better about yourself, go powwow with your friends and watch a bunch of How I Met Your Mother reruns instead. If you answered “no” to the other person caring about you, chances are they won’t be sticking around to run you a hot bath afterward. Woody Allen once said, “Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it’s one of the best.” An acute observation for sure, but you need to make sure you’re in the right state of mind to have that experience. Don’t try to convince yourself you only want to satisfy a physical need if it’s something deeper. Self-sabotage is a tricky thing. Tread carefully, bed carefully.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
Fix My Life: Why Basketball Wives Should be on OWN Instead of VH1 Ebony Turner
Opinion Editor Ebony.Turner@pace.edu
I mildly cringed when I read that conveniently, Basketball Wives cast member Evelyn Lozada would be the first mentee for life coach Iyanla Vanzant’s debut series Fix My Life. I’ve watched the work of Lozada and Vanzant, and given the recent domestic dispute between her now ex-husband Chad Ochocinco, I found it a little too ironic that she landed on a show such as this. I questioned whether her intentions were to fix her life or fix her public image. The two agendas are completely different, one promising to change who she is, the latter only changing what she is perceived as. Most of the women on the show have a convoluted idea of self-respect and identity issues that, even in the title of the show itself, place them as nothing more than a shadow attached to the achievements of their husbands. I can see why Lozada would want someone to fix her life, but I was skeptical of her – the images of her throwing vases and airing out her best friend for not keeping it “100,” tainted my view of her… until I watched the special. While the next few statements may reek of back tracking, it’s important to understand the concept of change. It may be difficult to erase images that could very well taint a person’s reputation forever, but it is just as hard to ignore a person who has genuinely evolved to the best version of themselves they can possibly attain. If Lozada does decide to return to the next season of Basketball Wives, wine bottles a blazing, then I’ll choose the politically correct route and applaud her publicist on quality media training. However, none of that should be necessary. She was open, apol-
Photo from bet.com Are you able to find sympathy for Evelyn? ogetic and transparent about her role in the many tragedies of her self-publicized life – qualities that a narcissistic coattail rider simply could not possess. None of this could have been achieved had Vanzant not badgered her hard and made her take responsibility for remaining the common denominator in all of the problems in her life. It was hard to watch Vanzant continually force Evelyn into the corners of her mistakes she never took responsibility for before. But forcing someone to look in the mirror is the only way they are able to see without the filter of their personal delusions. Of course, I was not the only one who thought the entire melodramatic segment was an opportunistic media-whoring ploy by Lozada’s public relations team, but I was surprised that these sentiments spilled over even after part two aired. I then realized that society is the one that truly needs fixing, not just this reality star. The frequent criticism I read on social media websites and blogs of the like was that OWN is desperate for ratings, and this interview with Lozada was noth-
ing more than a desperate cry for viewers, regardless of the quality of said viewers. I disagree with this sentiment wholeheartedly; it’s divisive because it suggests that we should keep exploiting her negatives rather than trying to fix them. If the same logic were applied across the board, A&E’s Intervention would be cancelled and aired on VH1 as Crack House Wives. What does society truly want from these reality stars? To keep them in the confines of their mistakes, or help them grow out of them? I would much rather see every last one of the Wives cast on OWN rather than continuing this cycle of celebrating fame for notoriety on VH1. It is toxic, and praises are due to Oprah and the producers of the show for being brave enough to turn these guilty pleasures into stories of renewed life. It is hard accepting that people that acted as embarrassing as Lozada did in every episode of season three are capable of change, but collectively we must decide what kind of society we want to be: one of scrutiny or forgiveness.
Do They Still Need to Show Their Papers? Ebony Turner
Opinion Editor Ebony.Turner@pace.edu
The headlines are updated everyday. Every story just as gruesome and sobering as the one before. Now with the conveniently not-so-breaking news that the United States government armed the Mexican cartels responsible for ravaging, killing and causing fear and corruption in their country, I feel ignorant. My thoughts on immigration prior to my research on the state of the country these immigrants are so vigorously escaping, were brutal. I felt that, like many Americans, immigrants were not deserving of the same
rights and benefits of American citizens. I didn’t understand why they would leave their homes to enter a country that owed them nothing and would, consequently, give them nothing. I snarled at the protests on Washington, feeling a deep-seated annoyance with the sense of entitlement these undocumented immigrants had. I did not consider that these men and women were living in fear for their lives for the past five years, and America, regardless of the poverty and benefit-less life they would lead, was much better than waking up not knowing if they would live the next day. The Fast and Furious operation of 2009 constructed by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives was, according to award winning investigation unit Univision Investiga, responsible for guns crossing the border and getting into the hands of cartel. The infamous and current reigning cartel in Mexico, Zetas’ number three in charge of all drug trafficking through some of the most coveted routes, was arrested and their leader as well, resulting in over 40 mass killings. Bodies were dumped all over various cities in Mexico, with their president unable to get a grip on the violence terrorizing his country. Many speculate that their government is riding the fence on all of this violence out of fear for their own lives, and who can
blame them? Videos on WorldStarHipHop.com of cartels doing drive-bys in random neighborhoods and beheading snitches were disturbing, yet none of this has made major headline news. It comes as no surprise that it wouldn’t make major news given the legislation in Arizona that was recently passed by their federal court in early Sept. These bigots would rather stay ignorant to why these immigrants are so eager to escape their everyday horror story than empathize with their reality. Making these stories global and out of the context of Latino media outlets would force Americans to swallow whole what is going on south of our borders and why intervention is detri-
mental to the health of this country. There is a genocide going on in Mexico, and the only people who seem to care are foreign media sources. It is clear that the only concern we have is protecting our ignorant state of affairs and legislation that are divisive in legalizing prejudice. It is sad that as a country we would rather wallow in our ignorance than help these people become naturalized citizens and make the process that much easier for them. Just like all the histories of the minorities of this country, it is American history. They are part of the fabric of this country and ignoring the lives being lost to senseless violence does nothing to advance us as a people.
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White Out: Hollywood’s Attempt to Bleach History Ebony Turner
Opinion Editor Ebony.Turner@pace.edu
Hollywood can be an emerald city of sorts (see: Wizard of Oz). The allure those nine letters project is intoxicating enough to convince anyone that they belong. But this yellow brick road is paved with the ting of an agenda that fails to consider the disservice it costs to the history they wish to bleach in search of the next big Hollywood hit. The recent scandal involving Colombiana star Zoe Saldana being pursued to play Nina Simone in a biopic of her life fulfills the above claim all too well. Simone’s features were haunting yet striking – the long yet wide bridge of her nose, her aggressive eyes and velvety dark skin. When she sings the deep, dark bellowing of her notes travel deep through every cave of your body; you can feel her words. If her voice through my iPhone headphones is any indication of what it would sound
Photo from bossip.com Is Zoe Saldana not black enough to play Nina Simone? like for a concert hall, distinct is not a fair enough deduction. As a certified casting director, how do you explain choosing Saldana for the role of a woman who she bares no resemblance to? The point of casting for a biopic is to choose an actor that most closely resembles the subject being featured, not just physically but mentally. Saldana is not only too
light to play Simone, but is too delicate in appearance; there is nothing neither distinct nor striking about her features when compared to Simone. She would not be convincing for the role at all, and fans of Simone cannot look at her and see “Nina.” Hence, the petition drawn up by fans of the deceased artist that has already garnered 3,000 signatures.
The largest charge being made against Hollywood in the case of Saldana’s casting and many other situations similar to it is that it reeks of revisionism. Hollywood seems to take its purpose of showcasing fiction too far, exploiting moments in history to fit their narcissistic, almighty dollar agenda. Cleopatra was its most outrageous moment of revisionism to date, in my opinion. Why would a woman with porcelain skin and blue eyes portray an African hero and leader? Nothing about Elizabeth Taylor screams African queen – not even a friendship with Michael Jackson back then would have excused this blatant colorism. The casting decisions being made in the name of continuing the idea that movies can only sell if a white, or close enough, woman is playing in it is why we are raising generations of children with no true role models. Young black girls are lacking role models in the media because we refuse
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to put successful black women in positions of mainstream success. They do not see people that look like them playing historical figures, so we, in turn, are convincing them that their skin tone is not worthy of fulfilling that role. It should not take directors such as Spike Lee to make sound casting decisions when highlighting some of the great figures of black history. It should be a universal understanding established amongst the psyche of Hollywood as a whole that it is a form of racism when one blatantly chooses a light-skin actress over a darker one. Color complexity issues are a toxic consequence of slavery that we are still paying for today, but black history is American history. We are just as part of the fabric of this country as The Beach Boys or Sunday night football. To alter key components to our history to make it more aesthetically appealing is the most un-American act of all; our history is too black to white out.
Blind Leading the Blind: Does Mitt Romney Truly Understand the Plight of the Poor? Ebony Turner Opinion Editor
Ebony.Turner@pace.edu At first glance, Mitt Romney looks like a stand up guy. His lapels are always in place, he is able to articulate his words in an intelligent manner and he even has a proportional tan (a quality gravely overlooked in Presidents). But like all things that look good, a character is best judged when they speak on things worth speaking on. I always found it troubling that nearly every President preObama that has nested in the White House has come from privileged, cookie-cutter backgrounds. It is troubling because these men are responsible for the entire country, and if you haven’t been watching the leaderless movement known as Occupy Wall Street, these seemingly wealthy Presidents only represent one percent of our population. Policies such as education, taxes, jobs and health care specifically affect the middle class and those stricken by poverty. The quality of these policies greatly depreciate the further down the income bracket you go. With that said, how are men who have only experienced private school education from grade level schooling through college, grade-A health care courtesy of their wealthy parents and jobs often passed down to them by these same parents supposed to understand the plight of the poor?
They’re not, and all they can do is go into the field and research how the rest of America is living, something they more often neglect to do unless there is a state of emergency. Part of the reason President Obama is so popular with the parts of the country affected the most by his key policies is because he has experienced first hand what these areas of the country are feeling. He has depended on student loans before, he has lived in poverty before and has gone into the projects of Chicago seeking to reform the poor quality education children were, and still are receiving. In short, he understands Americans. Which brings me to my next point: Mitt Romney does not, and cannot, understand the plight of the poor. His constant disparaging comments that blame the poor and anyone dependent on government help minimizes their struggle. Romney’s condescending statements indicate a deluded mindset that many people who are wealthy and have never held an hourly wage before have. They assume that people who are poor want to be poor, and have no desire to escape the hell they are in. In his now infamous candid dinner with wealthy donors that went viral on MotherJones.com, Romney characterized 47 percent of Americans as, “people who pay no income tax and are dependent upon government.” He also claimed that this demographic is the kind to support President Obama because they are victims
Photo from cartoonaday.com Is Mitt Romney too rich to care about poor people? that feel they are “entitled to health care, to food, to housing – you name it!” He goes on to claim that supporters of President Obama believe the government has a “responsibility to care for them.” This line of thinking is beyond dangerous, beyond toxic and beyond reductive. This sense of detachment is exactly why Romney has no understanding of the plight of the poor. He has no true grip on their reality, and why as an American citizen, you are enti-
tled to help from the government because it is their responsibility. What is the government if it is not to govern the people and ensure that we live in a democratic society? Part of that job description is maintaining the health of this country, and ensuring that aid is appropriated where it is needed. When a person has never directly experienced how aid from the government works, how are they able to formulate such a baseless attack on a demographic they do not care to understand? Romney
is obviously a victim to his delusions of grandeur; they have crippled his ability to empathize with those that are not on the same playing field as he was. While Romney and Obama come from two very different backgrounds, common sense, reasoning and empathy are qualities that regardless of your upbringing are necessary for any human being, especially for the President of the United States.
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Stretching Makes the Body Happy...continued from page 5 Studies have shown, though, that even the simplest of exercises, no matter how strenuous, still need to be performed only after stretching as well as followed by a post-workout cool down. Be careful, though—over stretching the muscles will do more harm than good. Know ahead of time what muscle groups that you plan on working out as you go to the gym or before you decide to play a pickup game of any sport so that you can stretch correctly for those specific muscles. If you plan on just doing cardio such as running, try to stretch out your legs and back, targeting your lower back, quads, calves, and torso. If you plan on working with weights make sure to stretch your triceps, biceps, upper and lower back as well as whichever main group of muscles and other
Photo from Barry Moriarty Stretching pre-workout can prevent injury.
main muscles you decide to beef up that day. Don’t forget to get your heart pumping as well, do exercises such as jumping jacks or jogging a lap around the track or doing about five minutes on one of the stationary bikes. If not, you can find yourself learning the hard way like junior communications major and former Pace cheerleader Ruben Caban. “I have had multiple injuries due to not stretching or warming up properly,” said Caban. “I go to the gym six days a week and will run as well as work with the weights but learned my lesson on needing to stretch after I pulled my shoulder twice and also suffered from a separated meniscus. Now I stretch before my warm up run and after as well.”
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Hamlet on the Green Heather Askildsen News Editor
Cold winds and rain did not deter students from attending the much anticipated Shakespeare’s Globe “Hamlet on the Green” event on Miller Lawn last Fri. Audience members proudly touted umbrellas and ponchos provided by Dean Lisa and sat with rapt attention through the roughly three-hour performance. “It was beautiful and wonderfully done,” said senior English and communication major Amanda Morey. “The actors were terrific.” The gloomy atmosphere may have enhanced Fri.’s performance. One of the most memorable moments was Ophelia, dynamically portrayed by Carlyss Peer, singing to the somber tune of Laura Forrest-Hay’s original score and a slow gust of rain swept wind echoing out across the lawn.
“Well, it is a sort of magical play,” said Michael Benz who plays Hamlet in the production. “Things like that have a tendency to happen from time to time—the most beautiful moments.” The production had tenacious energy that gave the performance an electric potency. Directors Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst stripped away all but necessity and kept their finger on the beating pulse of the play’s action. The cast powered through their lines with relentless vigor, and the acting choices demonstrated a deep understanding of not only the tragic elements in comedy, but in the comedic elements in tragedy. More than once, Hamlet’s most pessimistic of declarations was punctuated by Benz with an ecstatic smile or boyish snigger. Fri.’s show was the first of three performances over the weekend. The final Sun. performance was open to the public and was well received by a large
crowd of students, faculty, staff, and locals from town. “The whole audience was engaged, including the children,” said freshman communication arts and journalism major Erin Gorman. “A lot was utilized with a little set and a small cast.” This marks the Globe’s first ever visit to the Pleasantville campus. “This campus is beautiful and I am just thrilled to be able to bring it here,” said Benz. “The Globe has come to the Michael Schimmel Center in New York City before, but…this show has been created in a way that it can be indoors, and it can also be outdoors, and of the U.S. tour the only place where you can experience the true outdoor experience of Shakespeare’s Globe from London is at Pace—cause we are not doing it anywhere else. All the other stops that we are going to, we are doing it inside, so in a way, this is the best.”
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A Twist on Time Travel Arthur Augustyn
Feature Editor Arthur.J.Augustyn@pace.edu
Time Travel is a tricky topic. It’s one of those crippling ideas that if you wonder about for too long, it’s hard to focus on anything else. Movies that decide to make time travel their subject material have to balance on a thin line, using the concept effectively to contribute to the movie but not creating too many paradoxes that take viewers out of the experience. Looper, directed by Rian Johnson, is a film that aims to do just that. In terms of sci-fi, Looper isn’t incredibly sophisticated but the film probes your brain enough to keep you thinking while the shootouts and explosions hold your attention. The concept alone should be enough to make your head spin. In the near-future of 2044, time travel has not yet been invented but soon will be. In the future, time travel will be created and outlawed shortly thereafter. As a result, the only people who use time travel are criminal organizations that frequently need bodies disposed of. The future has created ID tags for each individual person, which makes it difficult to kill somebody. To circumvent ID tags, the mob sends targets back into the past to be killed by hitmen called “loopers.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the character Joe, a looper. One
eventful day, Joe is sitting in a cornfield about to kill his target when he recognizes the person he has been asked to kill: himself, but thirty years older (played by Bruce Willis). What happens next is the bulk of the film’s story. With all this in mind it should be no surprise that the writing of Looper is easily the strongest asset of the film. The subject material can make it very easy for viewers to get lost but the film never wastes your time. The first act of the film introduces all the concepts of the world of Looper. Information is dealt out at a rapid pace and the dialogue for explaining timetravel concepts is condensed to make every plot point easy to understand. You won’t get lost in the complexity or be left unattended long enough to wonder how everything works. It also helps that the concepts of Looper are straight-up cool. For example: people from the future can be affected by their past selves. At one point in the film, Joe needs to contact Old Joe. His solution to the problem is to permanently scar his arm with a message so that Old Joe will see the scar next time he looks down. It’s a little disgusting, but a very creative way of using time-travel tropes. If the concept of Looper doesn’t grab you, the starring cast certainly will. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has made a name for himself in the past few years with films such as (500) Days of
As for the man himself, Willis contributes to the movie by being himself. I’ve never really thought of Willis as a phenomenal actor but there are things he can do that wouldn’t be allowed in another movie. For example: at one point, Old Joe starts a scene in handcuffs and 20 seconds later he has killed a room full of six people. The next scene is Old Joe massacring 30-or-so bad guys with extreme prejudice. If it was any other actor on screen, you might think “this seems really unlikely,” but it’s Bruce ****ing Willis. Out of the entire cast, the most Photo from Imdb.com The film Looper successfully dis- notable actor is easily Pierce Gacusses the topic of Time Travel, gnon. If you’ve never heard of engaging the audience with the him it’s probably because he’s story line. 10-years-old. His character is a kid that’s asSummer, Inception and The Dark sumed to eventually become the Knight Rises but he’s at his best equivalent of future-Hitler. He’s in this film. technically one of three possible His character is supposed to kids, but it’s pretty apparent from morph into Bruce Willis at some his first scene on screen that there point in his life, which is hard to is something inherently sinister think about since Levitt has a tiny about him. frame and pretty face whereas They either found a really Willis is a large man with a rough good child actor or a child who face. This is where Levitt’s acting is mentally disturbed and used it ability really shines. to their benefit. It’s the type of He adopts the mannerisms performance that might scare you and speech patterns that Wil- away from having children once lis naturally has, which makes you see how completely insane the comparison between the two and vindictive they can be. very convincing. There were moThe film’s strengths greatly ments in the film where I had the outweigh any faults it has but thought of “he really looks like there are a few strange decisions Bruce Willis in this scene.” It’s an made for the story that keep it impressive performance. from being perfect. Most notably
is the strange pace of the plot. The introduction is very highpaced and keeps you on your toes, but once Old Joe is introduced it’s almost like the movie hit reset and starts again. A few minutes later, two more characters are introduced and the movie restarts again. This allows the film to tackle several different topics for the story, but it’s a little jarring and very unexpected. Along with that is the reversal of where the film takes place. Yes, the film still takes place in the future, but it’s not the cityscapes you might have seen in trailers. Most of the movie takes place on a farm. Once the farm is introduced, the pace slows down and becomes more methodical. It’s not necessarily a negative against the movie, but I doubt many people were expecting a sci-fi movie about time travel to take place on a farm. These are small nit-picks compared to everything the film gets right. Looper is one of those rare films that have the ability to keep you guessing. Its premise allows for storybeats that aren’t typical to the sci-fi genre and evades the possibility of veteran moviegoers predicting what will happen next. It’ll likely develop a cult following of avid fans who love everything about while the most other people probably won’t be bothered enough to read this entire review.
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Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
Celebrity News Samantha Finch
Entertainment Editor Samantha.A.Finch@pace.edu
The world of television has been slightly altered after news of the scandalous death of 28-yearold Johnny Lewis spread across Hollywood. Johnny Lewis premiered in small parts in films such as Raise Your Voice, Aliens vs. Predator- Requiem (AVPR), The Runaways, and more. In television, he acted in shows such as Bones, Mad Men, and The OC. He also dated celebrity Katy Perry from 2005-2006. Perhaps his most well-received role came from his character Kip “Half Sack” Epps on the Fox’s hit show Sons of Anarchy. Lewis was a part of the main cast of the first two seasons and played a returning war veteran with one testicle, a Harley, and knack for mechanics. He was a potential new member or “prospect” of the ‘Reaper crew’ also known as the SOA Motorcycle Club. On Sept. 26, police were called to the home of 81-year-old Catherine Davis in Los Angeles due to reports of a disturbance and screaming. At the scene investigators found the woman, Lewis’s landlady, dead. Her home was also ransacked and her cat passed away as well. Lewis is the prime suspect of the homicide.
On the driveway outside the home the young actor was found dead after either falling or jumping from the roof of one of the surrounding structures. It is believed the actor could have been under the influence of drugs and toxicology reports will be conducted. The death of the SOA actor happened merely days after the show killed off another major character. Lewis left the show in 2009 citing “creative differences” and his character was killed off in an honorable way that was in service of the Motorcycle Club. He was “patched-in” after his death in the season three premiere on Sept. 7, 2010. Kurt Shutter, creator and producer of SOA, tweeted on Thurs. about Lewis’s death stating, “It was a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately lost his way. I wish I could say I was shocked by events last night, but I was not…” Lewis was arrested three times in the past year; once, for breaking into a home and beating two men in Jan.; second, he was arrested for punching a man in the face in Feb. His third arrest was eight days later when he attempted to break into a Santa Monica home. Lewis was released from jail for unknown reasons on Sept. 21, five days before his death and the tragic death of Davis. “When I heard the “Half
Photo by Tvguide.com Johnny Lewis, 28, was found dead on Sept. 26. His most well known role was as “Half Sack”, a prospect in the hit TV show Sons of Anarchy. Sack” had died in real life, I was upset even though he had died in the show and was no longer a part of the SOA cast,” said sophomore criminal justice major TJ Bonci. “I think it is very ironic that Half Sack died just two days after a Sons favorite was killed… It’s also ironic how Half Sack died going out violently like this season of Sons has started. It’s only fitting.” The death and surrounding
investigation of Johnny Lewis, certainly has many people wondering if there was anything that could be done to prevent this from occurring. Lewis is believed to have suffered from many mental health issues in the time leading up to his death. “I think in his case, he fell through every possible safety net. People were aware of his problems but couldn’t reach him,” said Prof. Susan Crawford. “He
really had true talent and anytime you see that it’s doubly as tragic.” Johnny Lewis was born on Oct. 29, 1983 and was raised into a scientology household. His parents attempted to help their son receive the medical attention he needed for his illnesses but at no avail. Lewis leaves behind a young daughter. For more information about Johnny Lewis and his creative works, visit IMDb. com.
Movie Review: Trouble with the Curve
Entertainment Editor Samantha.A.Finch@pace.edu
Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams join forces to present Trouble with the Curve, a sports-drama that premiered in theaters on Sept. 21. The film grossed a little over $12 million its first weekend, according to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). This new film falls nothing short of a true father-daughter movie, telling a story in which both main characters struggle with aspects of their pasts that resulted in the falling out of their relationship. The distance, emotionally, is something that has plagued the relationship throughout the film. Clint Eastwood is an actor whose appearance in films such as the Dollars series, the Dirty Harry series, and his most recent motion picture Gran Tornio, has made him infamous throughout the decades. In this particular film, he plays Gus Lobel, a bitter,
sarcastic, yet overall good man who is a long-time baseball scout for the Atlanta Braves. Amy Adams, casted as the lead female role, Mickey, has been busy as well. She starred in movies such as Enchanted, Leap Year, Julie & Julia, and The Fighter, and is expecting to release four more films in the next two years. Supporting actors include Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, and John Goodman. Mickey, named after her father’s favorite baseball player Mickey Mantle, is a classy, witty, and successful lawyer. However, her strained relationship with her father has greatly impacted the person she has become and her feelings towards baseball, as a whole. At the root of their relationship is one game, one game that changed everything. When Gus is given a chance to go to North Carolina to prove that his method of scouting is better than any technology, he plans
Photo from Imdb.com Trouble with the Curve was released on Sept. 21 and grossed approximately $12 million during its opening weekend. The sports-drama starred Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams.
to go alone. However, Gus’ friend Pete (played by John Goodman) suggests that Mickey accompany him on the trip. After adamantly refusing because of her anticipated promotion at work, Mickey has a change of heart when she learns her father’s health is deteriorating. She decides to go sit on the bleachers during games, helping her father scout the next big thing. Trouble with the Curve is a “simple” film in that its focus is in alignment with many other similar movies. It is the kind of film that is designed to appeal to the masses. Its story is built around basic themes such as distance, in both physical and mental examples, regret, and love, specifically the love between father and daughter. These themes, however, were made more in-depth as the story unfolded and the characters embraced the hidden wounds of the past. Additionally, the movie explores many different social issues including general human
ageing, competition at work, and how advancements in technology change a profession; in this case, baseball scouting. Overall, Trouble with the Curve is a decent film. Generally predictable, the story is very linear, allowing the audience to peg the direction of the ending within the first 20 minutes. The movie causes the audience to contemplate the status of their relationships and also teaches them a little bit about baseball and about life. It reminds them that it is never too late to take a chance, to trust instincts or experience, and to recognize that the words have been written on the wall all along. Trouble with the Curve was directed by Robert Lorenz and written by Randy Brown and is part of Warner Brothers Production. For more information on Trouble with the Curve or to learn more about the cast please visit IMBd.com.
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Sports on the Side:
And the Loser is....Everyone Who Cares about Hockey CJ Dudek
Sports Columnist Christopher.J.Dudek@pace.edu
Congratulations Garry Bettman, Sidney Crosby and everyone else at the decision making table for the NHL. You have officially passed college football as the most incompetent group of people running a sport to date. Oh it took quite a bit of effort to wrestle the crown away from the BCS. College football had you beat by letting a team that did not even win its own conference play for, and win, the sport’s championship. Yet you, the NHL, remained determined to one day hoist the crown and hold it over your head like the most coveted trophy in sports: your Stanley Cup. And you finally did it. When college football announced their four team playoff system you responded with the fourth work stoppage in league history. We have seen this debauchery three times in the last 20 years; though the numbers are bigger this time. The players were so hung up on hanging on to their precious 57 percent of total league revenue they forgot that they get more of their league’s revenue than the players in the NBA (51 percent) and NFL (between 46 and 48 percent). While the owners laugh at that last statistic, they forget that guys like Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs make them look just as stupid. Jacobs, who happens to head the NHL board of governors, demanded that the new CBA have players’ deals be capped at five
years. Just days before, he signed Tyler Seguin to a six year contract extension. And like in every lockout, the true victims of any work stoppage are the fans of the sport and the game itself. NHL fans are golden retriever loyal to a sport run by morons. Bettman, Crosby, all of you abuse their loyalty so badly, Sarah McLachlan is on the verge of making a commercial about it. Bettman has repeatedly championed the fans’ loyalty to the sport, and then plunged a knife in their backs by stopping games. With his third lockout in his commissioning career, Bettman has stopped his sport from conducting business and somehow still has a job. Since he has been commissioner, Bettman has been responsible for a total of 414 days of lockout, excluding the upcoming one. Think about this. Bettman has more days locking out his players than Ryan Whitney and Joe Corvo have career assists combined. There is a certain determination that exists in actively pursing the title of most incompetent group of people running a sport. It takes a lot of chutzpah to shut down your league after you made close to 3 billion dollars last season; a new league record by the way. Even though the lockout was a foregone conclusion, the inevitable remains infuriating. Enjoy the title of most incompetent sport in the business NHL; see you in 2013-2014. Maybe.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
Setters Fall to Saint Rose CJ Dudek
Sports Editor Christopher.J.Dudek@pace.edu
The Setters were pricked by the thorns of Saint Rose College at their home field on Weds. Although Pace got the first goal of the afternoon, the Golden Knights scored the next three goals to take the match 3-1. Offensively, the Setters kept up the pressure early. Senior communications major Olivia Mapplethorpe put the first goal of the game in the back of the net after just one minute and 34 seconds of play. The goal was Mapplethorpe’s second of the season. With a crowd of 125 fans behind them, Pace and Saint Rose traded deep kicks and good defensive plays for the majority of the first half. However, the num-
ber one nationally ranked Golden Knights broke through late in the first half. Saint Rose forward Carmelina Puopolo found the back of the net on a pass from Nicole Shively to tie the game at one at the end of the first half. More than halfway through the second half, the offense with the most goals in the NE-10 added to their already large total. At the 76:16 mark, Sydney Bond struck for Saint Rose’s second goal of the afternoon on a pass from Amanda Vazquez. 10 minutes and 27 seconds later the Golden Knights Michaela Phillips scored the third goal of the afternoon to put the game out of reach. As well as the Setters defended in the first half, Saint Rose kept piling on the shots until three of them found the back of the net. The Golden Knights out-shot the Setters by a total of 24-8 in the
game. Out of Saint Rose’s 24 shots, 10 of them were on goal. In contrast, Pace managed to only put four shots on goal. In addition to more total shots, Saint Rose had more corner kicks than the Setters (9-4 in favor of Saint Rose) in the game. Throughout the game, Pace recorded more saves than Saint Rose did. Senior marketing major Courtany Hagen raked up seven saves against the Golden Knights. In contrast, Saint Rose keeper Jessica Gerski tallied a total of three saves against the Setters. Yet it is Hagen, not Gerski who leads the NE-10 in saves with a total of 126 on the year. The loss drops the Setters to 3-3-3 on the season with a 3-2-1 record in NE-10 play. Pace will look to rebound on Sat. when they take on the Falcons of Bentley University.
Setters Volleyball Falls Short
Photo from CSI-Photos Nora Rugova had 13 kills as the Setters lost to Bentley 3 Sets to 1. CJ Dudek
Sports Editor Christopher.J.Dudek@pace.edu
The Setters could not escape the talons of Bentley’s birds of prey. Pace fell to the Falcons of Bentley 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 23-25, 20-25) at home. The Setters got off to a slow start against the opposing birds of prey. The Falcons soared in with big time hits and started off the match with a three point lead. Yet the chemistry between senior marketing major Susana Verdugo-Del Real and senior international business major Sara Atai helped the Setters maintain their first set lead. However, a bad set gave Bentley a 15-14 lead, and the Falcons flew to a first set win. The Setters commenced the second set with an ongoing rally
to take an early 9-2 lead. Senior education major Nora Rugova delivered key hits from the outside during the second set where she picked up most of her 13 kills. As the tightly contested match moved to the third set, the Falcons seized an early 2-1 lead after a forceful block by Kelsey Buckner. Once the Falcons seized the early lead, they held onto it like a small rodent in their talons. The closest the Setters came to seizing the lead back from Bentley was when Buckner made an attacking error that tied the score at eight. However, the tie was undone by a Buckner kill to put Bentley up by one point. From there, the Falcons never let the lead slip away and won the third set by a score of 25-23. The fourth set started out well for the Setters. Pace took their first lead since the dawn of the
third set after a Rugova kill. The Setters kept up the early pressure by taking a four point lead. However, Bentley recovered to tie the score at 13 apiece. The Setters and Falcons traded spikes, kills, and errors like Pokemon cards throughout the waning moments of the set. However, it was Bentley who seized a 19-18 lead after an attacking error by the Setters. From there, the Falcons pecked and scratched their way to a 25-20 win to claim the match. With the loss, the Setters fall to 6-12 overall with a 0-1 record in NE-10 play. In contrast, the Falcons of Bentley improved to 5-9 overall with a 1-2 record in NE-10 play. The Setters will look to get back in stride against the Adelphi Panthers on Oct. 5.
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Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
Of Sports and County CJ Dudek
Sports Editor Christopher.J.Dudek@pace.edu
Most people talk to their public officials about taxes, parking tickets, or other town events. Yet some students are speaking with the Deputy Mayor of Pleasantville about whether or not Tim Tebow is any good. Mindy Berard is a sports enthusiast representing the Village of Pleasantville in Dr. Michelle Pulaski-Behling’s sports media class. Despite her position of power in town, she shares the exact same debating platform as 12 other sports fans at Pace. “I can see that most people in the village would not be surprised that I was in a sports media class,” Berard said. “You’re asking me to listen to sports talk radio for class, I do it anyway, to do all of these things in this class is fun.” Students did not take notice of
Berard until the always-awkward first class icebreaker. The Deputy Mayor told the class a story about meeting Ryan Lochte at a charity event. Her account of Lochte’s personality caught the interest of fellow classmates. One student who took notice of Berard’s participation was senior communications major Kevin Scott. “It is kind of cool to see how much she cares about sports,” Scott said. “I think she knows what she is talking about, she is a fan.” Berard’s love of sports transcends the classroom, and her interactions with professional athletes would make the most devout fans envious. Berard met New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora at an NFL pop up store opening in Manhattan this past spring. The Deputy Mayor called her father, who is a long time Giants fan, and told him that she was speaking with Osi Umeny-
Photo from pleasantville.patch.com Mindy Berard (left in white) has shared her love of sports with both Pleasantville and Pace. iora. She then handed Umenyiora the phone and the defensive end spoke to her father on the phone for five minutes. “He (Umenyiora) is a real class act,” Berard said. “When he handed me the phone back, my father said ‘I can die now.’ It was
just a really nice thing to do.” When Berard was elected to be the Deputy Mayor of Pleasantville for the second time in 2011, getting her master’s degree in public administration remained in her interests. All the while, Berard’s fandom of sports has
been seen by the communities of Pleasantville and Pace alike. “I use sports to make a connection with people,” Berard said. “I need to make them comfortable; I use sports to facilitate relationships.” The Deputy Mayor is trying to foster a greater relationship between Pace and the village she calls home. Berard is currently working with Dr. Pulaski-Behling to set up an internship opportunity for students at PCTV. Students at the station would be able to cover local sports throughout Pleasantville. Plans to establish this internship for school credit are still in the developing stages, yet Berard is confident both sides will agree to make it happen. Despite her responsibilities as Deputy Mayor and as a Pace student, Berard cheers for her Miami Dolphins just as loud as the 7,000 residents of Pleasantville cheer for the Jets and Giants.
Radio Setters CJ Dudek
Sports Editor Christopher.J.Dudek@pace.edu
Pace’s newest team wears polo shirts and head phones instead of helmets and shoulder pads. Yet they have just as much impact on the game as the student athletes who take the field. The voices of Mike McGinnis, Chris DeAngleo and Seth Cantor are responsible for bringing Pace sports to WFAS radio listeners across Westchester. McGinnis and DeAngelo’s show “The Scorecard” comes on with pre-game analysis at noon. One hour later the stage is set for Cantor; the new radio voice of Pace sports. As the student athletes were warming up on the field, McGinnis, DeAngelo and the staff underwent their own pre-game routine. Countless wires were connected to various outlets in order for “The Scorecard” to kickoff the pre-game reports at 12 p.m. sharp. After a 10 minute rundown of the Setters facing Merrimack College, McGinnis and DeAngelo played a pre-recorded interview with Pace offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator John Tice, an interview which McGinnis said was anecdotal and punctual. “The whole coaching staff is
very friendly to the media,” McGinnis said. “Tice had some great stories to tell.” A half hour away from kickoff McGinnis and his team had to call their own audible. As the Setters were running practice passes McGinnis had to fit in an interview with Tara Shames-Hernandez of the Lustgarten Foundation midway through the show. The former play-by-play announcer for Monroe College did not blink at the adjustment, and the interview went off without incident. As noon became afternoon, “The Scorecard” passed the microphone to Cantor, the man who holds two announcing jobs on his back like Atlas. Cantor is the play-by-play announcer and color commentator for Pace sports. The former Rockland Boulders announcer has 13 years of broadcasting experience under his belt, yet he has the same focused nervousness over a decade later. “I still have the same nervous energy before a game,” Cantor said. “I think in this industry you have to be thankful to have an opportunity to call games every Saturday; I enjoy this.” Cantor and the rest of Pace watched sophomore criminal justice major Brian Beeker throw a 64 yard touchdown pass to senior business management major Patrick Lupfer. Cantor announced
Photo from wfasam.com Mike McGinnis (left) and Chris DeAngleo are the hosts of Pace Sports’ pre-game show. the touchdown strike with the diction of Harry Caray and the artistry of Gil Santos. Student athletes are intrigued by the new voices of their sports. Sophomore communications major Samantha Clarke finds the chance for Pace sports to be heard from Bedford to Yorktown exciting. “I think student athletes will like being on the radio,” Clarke said. “We haven’t had anything
like this before and I think it is a unique opportunity for students.” Although the Setters were defeated by Merrimack 63-14 both Cantor and McGinnis remained upbeat in defeat. The post-game show, hosted by McGinnis, covered the good, the bad, and what has yet to come for the Setters as they prepare for Southern Connecticut State next week. The contract between the station and the Setters runs through
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2014. Yet McGinnis is hopeful to be a part of Pace athletics for more than two years. “I want to see Pace in three years run out their fullback up 480.” McGinnis said. When that day eventually comes, you will hear it first from the voice of Cantor on WFAS, followed by McGinnis and DeAngleo after the game.