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Groundbreaking News for the Master Plan Construction begins on campus

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Taylor Longenberger

News Editor

The ground will see the first shovel today as the groundbreaking of Pace’s master plan is under way. Today, the master plan board will celebrate the beginning of a new chapter for Pace’s construc-

tion. The main parking lot K on the Pleasantville campus was closed on Oct. 5 to begin the preparation for the big change of the master plan and the hope to make campus greener. The master plan hopes to incorporate not only student ease and pedestrian travel but also a greater efficiency for the operation of campus. “In 1977 Pace purchased Bri-

arcliff College, which at the time was very cost effective to supply housing for the new influx of students. Many of the buildings that are currently on the Briarcliff campus are in need of much required maintenance as they are old buildings, and it is just not cost effective to have this continuous repair,” Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer William

McGrath said. “Although students and faculty may have sentimental reasons for keeping the Briarcliff campus I think that the efficiency of running only one campus will be a positive experience.” The master plan incorporates many new ideas to create a greener and sustainable campus. The Environmental classroom building will have many features

in order to maximize its sustainability. The building will strive to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design (LEED) gold level or higher rating which over exceeds the standard requirements for the building. LEED is Continued on Page 4

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Pace Introduces Semester in the City for Sophomores Wells Brown Featured Writer

There’s been some chatter about a new, exciting program that’ll affect students on the Pleasantville campus: Semester in the City. Picture this: after spending about a year and a half in Westchester County, riding the Pace shuttle bus for the 2,000th time and watching the geese prance around the pond day in and day




out, one may be feeling the need for a much healthier change. Well, there is a program that’ll allow students to spend an entire semester on the Pace campus in the city that never sleeps. Although Pleasantville students already have the option to switch campuses, one may not want to go through countless trips to the Office of Student Assistance (OSA) or the Office of Financial Aid just to change their location. By taking part in Semester in the City, most of those steps can easily be eliminated.

Although still “in the works”, this program is (as of now) specifically geared towards second semester sophomores that wish to live and explore the Pace New York campus and the city itself. “This is a program for students who don’t necessarily have the opportunity to study abroad or live in the city,” program coordinator of the Office of Student Success Jonathan Hooker said. This program also provides activities and events, just as any other study abroad program would, for students to get com-

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fortable with their new classmates and surroundings. Rather than being dropped in the middle of Manhattan without much guidance, the program will help to heighten the full experience of New York City with little to no extra cost. A concern that was raised in the preparation of the program was the cost of attendance. Although tuition will not change, the costs of room and board have been taken into consideration. “Students will receive a discount on housing,” Hooker said.

“It is known that that the housing in New York is slightly higher than Pleasantville and we don’t want that to be a deterrent.” Because the program is still under construction, there are still a few kinks to be ironed out. However, with the help and guidance of Hooker, the program is still in its piloting stage. “There will be an application



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Find out what the Pace community is doing to help increase the success of Black and Latino males on campus.

Continued on Page 3 “Pace Introduces Semester in the City”

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With shows like Breaking Bad at the forefront of television popularity, drug use is no longer a tight-lipped topic. The Chronicle’s opinion editor dishes on student drug use on campus.


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Alpha Phi Delta Celebrates Italian Heritage Month Tamara Bonet

Feature Editor

There’s a certain demeanor students give off when they embrace their cultures. The Gamma Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity is no stranger to the celebration of Italian heritage. The month of October is a special month for the 99 year old national organization, but the way they celebrate their heritage is what is what is appealing to many. Over the years, Pace has embraced cultures of all calibers, but the students of Italian descent seem to have the attention focused on them. This past week, Alpha Phi Delta celebrated the Italian culture through their annual Cultural Dinner. Through this event, the brothers educated their peers on the history of Italians in America, specifically in New York. “Alpha Phi Delta has chosen to celebrate Italian Heritage Month through the cultural dinner and presentation, “said senior criminal justice major John Manzo, who is also Vice President of Programming. Without the typical information session, Alpha Phi Delta

planned their dinner around educating through food. The brothers prepared a home-cooked meal that included baked ziti, fettuccini alfredo and penne a la vodka, providing their peers with a little flavor of Italy. “The presentation focused primarily on Alpha Phi Delta’s history, but also the early discrimination issues faced by Italian families in the late 19th and early 20th century United States,” Manzo said. During the presentation, students learned about the various issues the early Italians faced, such as living in poverty and educational restrictions. Because of the amount of discrimination felt by the early Italians, a group of students, both at Syracuse and Columbia Universities, took it upon themselves to create an organization that would serve the Italian community at the school. Before long, these two organizations became the Alpha and Beta chapters of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity. The historical founding by those of Italian decent are what built the foundation of the organization and led to the celebrations of the heritage. “I don’t particularly celebrate Italian Heritage month,” Manzo said. “I do carry the Italian part

Photo from Pardon my Crumbs Blog Penne al a Vodka is just a sample of the home-cooked Italian dinner prepared for the annual Cultural Dinner by the brothers of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity on October 16th.

of myself with a lot of pride.” The Pleasantville campus has many students who are Italian and proud of it, but there are also some students who are not affiliated with the culture. These students are those who embrace culture as a whole, such as Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. The

C.A.B. Makes Pit Stop on Campus Tamara Bonet

Feature Editor

Commuters on campus typically drive to Miller or Leinhard Halls and head home right after class. The Commuter Advisory Board (CAB) is an organization that aims to involve the commuter population along with resident students. But there is more to hosting programs for students than meets the eye. The Commuter Advisory Board takes much action when it comes to issues involving commuters and other students. Not only are these students there for social change, but they advocate for issues on campus. Just last year, CAB had an E-board with residents and commuters, where they encouraged involvement amongst students and the Office of Financial Aid; currently they are in the process of having committee meetings with Dean Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo and a representative from the Office of Financial Aid. “We want to find out the issues our students have and address them,” junior education major and CAB President David Holder said. Students that are involved in CAB have no disregard and want to make a change in the lives of

students all over Pace. By holding focus groups, the organization has been able to get the opinions of others in order to rectify an issue and really get an idea on what has and hasn’t been done. The organization’s E-board is also dedicated to the organization. “I love my E-board,” Holder said. “When I went to my first CAB meeting, I thought the organization was a cab company.” Humor and all, this is no cab company, but it is a support group of a sort, an outlet, for students to interact with each other. “I first met Joseph Jacob and Sarah Santhouse,” Holder said. “I know what it’s like to work with them, but as we’ve transitioned from different positions on the Eboard, we have all grown a lot.” Sarah Santhouse was the former senator of CAB and much of the organization’s voice came from her. Now, Holder has been an active voice in order to keep the momentum of previous years. By doing this, Holder has certainly taken much of what he’s learned in his previous position and applied it to his presidency. “Sarah, my Vice President, is like my right hand woman and she can easily stand in for me, “Holder said. “She does great with constitutional elements.” Having a strong constitution is a very important, especially when maintaining an organization. In

order to ensure the best benefits for their members, Holder and his e-board maintain a schedule of meetings, focus groups, and events. One event that Holder has been driving with his organization is “Battle of the Orgz.” During this event, organizations battle it out in various rounds of dodgeball to see which organization is the best, and all organizations are eligible to participate. Another event CAB hosts is Adopt-a-Commuter Day, which is an event where residents “adopt” a commuter and they visit the residence halls, spend the night and experience university night life. This provides insight to what their peers do at night, such as programming, that would have otherwise been missed. “I think it’s a great idea,” sophomore biology major Karina Borrani said. “It gives students an opportunity to experience something they might not have been able to take part it. As a commuter, I would definitely take part in this, especially if it’s someone I’ve met but wanted to hang out with more.” There is much more in store for the students of Pleasantville, but CAB needs student help to identify different needs of students. To learn more about CAB or any of their upcoming events, please contact David Holder at

Hermanas of Sigma Lambda Upsilon co-sponsored and celebrated the history of Alpha Phi Delta and Italian heritage by bringing out the cultural embracement of students. With the advancement of Italian heritage, Manzo hopes to lay the foundation for future events prior to stepping down as the

Vice President of Programming of Alpha Phi Delta. By doing so, the organization will be able to uphold their historic values and share them with others who are also of Italian descent. Students that are interested in learning more about Italian heritage or in co-sponsoring an event can email John Manzo at jm43011p@

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Pace Introduces Students to Semester in the City Continued from page 1 process where we will select between 5-10 students from Pleasantville,” Hooker said. “We just want them to be exposed to the history, arts and cultures of the city while being able to take their classes.” Students have recently been introduced to the program with few details, but it is creating a buzz around campus, especially amongst freshman, who will be candidates for this program next year. “I went to the homecoming concert in the city recently and while I was there I got a diverse vibe from that campus,” freshman communications major Gabriel Solano said. “There were many different types of people, and it looked like there were so many topics being discussed. I definitely will take advantage of that next semester.” One thing has caught the attention of many is that the program is really only geared towards sophomores. Hooker explained that freshman year is very important and that they want the students to focus on their core classes and adapting to college before taking such a step. The city of New York does offer many great things to students, but there isn’t any program for

the New York City students to take part in on Pleasantville. Students tend to choose Pleasantville for the campus feel, so it would only make sense if there was a program that would act as an exchange. “I think that it would be a good experience for the NYC students to do the same: try the Pleasantville experience,” Solano said. “You’re surrounded more by nature and the atmosphere itself is just different, even the air is better.” Hooker said that they are considering a possible “Semester in the Country,” a similar program for New York City students who often come from Queens or Brooklyn. He says it’ll be a great experience for them to get away as well. Unfortunately, nursing students are not allowed to apply due to major requirements, but there is a possibility for them in the future. So there it is, Pleasantville students, New York City’s Broadway plays, musicals, festivals and cultural restaurants will be available, while getting a quality education at no extra cost. Students that are interested in learning more about Semester in the City are encouraged to contact Jonathan Hooker at or (212) 3461962.

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Students can take part in the city in a variety of ways. Above, Pleasantville students are getting just a taste of what NYC is like in the newly piloted City Saturdays Program.

Batonnage Wine Bar: A Place for a First Date

Photo from Batonnage Wine Bar Batonnage Wine Bar’s complete menu of entrees, wines, and spirits can be found at

Tamara Bonet

Feature Editor

Many Pace students can be found at Paulie’s Bar or Michael’s Tavern, both within a reasonable walking distance from campus. With the bar scene so apparent in town, there is also one other establishment that seems to be overlooked: Batonnage Wine Bar. With the endless “fun” and quality time one spends with

their friends, it would be thought that going to other places in town would be fun and quite relaxing. Westchester’s Best for First Date’s very own Batonnage Wine Bar offers a wide variety of wine and music, as well as an exquisite menu of appetizers, entrées, and desserts. “This bar is different from what most students are used to,” manager Alex Benedectis said. “The experience here is not for everyone, but for those who ap-

preciate a higher level of socializing.” When taking part in the romantic and relaxing atmosphere, customers can choose from a variety of wines, including red, white, and even sparkling, that satisfy everyone’s taste; Batonnage also has a stocked bar of other liquors. The way Benedectis operates is on a more mature level and not like the typical bar scene. You may not find the typical student at Batonnage, but you will find that

students who do visit are enjoying their time with a variety of audiences. Each weekend, the bar provides live acoustic music, as well as classical music at 8pm, just in time for that downtime everyone is looking for. “I would definitely go to the wine bar,” senior applied psychology major Emely Olsen said. “I love wine and I would go to Batonnage if I had the time.” Olsen isn’t the only student that is willing to try something different. However, the reasoning behind not students not venturing off to the wine bar is for more reason than one. The local bars are mostly driven by beer and liquor, whereas Batonnage thrives off of their “exquisite” selection of wine and warm atmosphere. “We like that our facility attracts a mature audience,” Benedectis said. “A lot of the students who come here are usually older than 21, come on date or with family. Sometimes we get a few alone with a small group of friends.” Being that college students may not find wine entertaining, they certainly haven’t thought about quality versus quantity. One of the major differences between Batonnage and say, Paulie’s, just so happens to be money. Since the wine bar does serve a more

mature clientele, there is a slight price differential. A glass of wine at Batoonage can starts between $7 and $9, but can go up to as much as $15. That being said, students are really only pushed away because of their pricing. “Wine is expensive and college students don’t have as much money,” said senior marketing major David Hoff. “If I was trying to spend a little more money or go on a date to a nice place, then I would visit the wine bar, but money is really an issue.” Because of location, there really is no need to change their pricing, according to Benedectis, but that shouldn’t discourage students who are of legal age to stop by. “Students are always more than welcome to come by, as long as they are of legal age and have a valid I.D.,” Benedectis said. “It is important that they can appreciate a nice evening with a glass of wine, or other beverage. We are more than willing to assist them in the selection of wine as long as they understand that we serve a different purpose.” Students at Pace have a variety of locations within the Pleasantville community that offer different experiences. After all, La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin.


Master Plan Groundbreaking

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Pace Pleasantville Takes Initiative to Promote Male Involvement

Continued from Page 1 an organization dedicated to creating a system of rates for buildings, whether they are residential or corporate. The LEED rating for a gold building incorporates sustainability, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere quality, materials and resource quality, and indoor environmental quality. The solar panels that are on the current environmental building will be moved to the roof of the new Environmental classroom building in order to maximize their use of and direction toward the sun. The incorporation of other solar panels on the campus is part of the plan that will be considered. The residential halls will include all new ideas that incorporate sustainability. They will have bike racks indoor and outdoor for students. The lights will all be LED in order to make more efficient light use. There will also be more windows in the residential halls and the classroom buildings. The project hopes to create a pedestrian geared campus that will promote campus living. The idea is to remove the roads that cause traffic throughout campus and place them only around the perimeter of the campus. The project’s goal is to provide a quad set up that will encourage walking, living, learning on campus. With the one campus,McGrath thinks that students will have the chance to become more engaged in evening events and organizations as well as study groups without the worry of travelling back to Briarcliff campus either on the bus or with a car. The bus alone makes over three thousand trips per year and is not very cost effective or environmentally friendly. Although the bus is a better alternative than every student driving themselves, it would be a much more effective situation if there was no longer a need for the bus. “Making the campus a more pedestrian friendly one will hopefully encourage students to be more involved on the campus,” McGrath said. “Studies show that students that are more involved create the best predictions for a higher student graduation rate. Students that are involved will be the best when comes time for the search for a job after college.” Although the master plan has some aspects that will be tested after implementing in order to maximize effectiveness the main goal is to create a very environmentally aimed campus. “With the environmental program that we have at pace it is just the next step to create a sustainable campus,” McGrath said. “It just makes sense.”

Photo from Urban Male Initiative This is the first year of the Urban Male Initiative at the Pleasantville Campus.

Taylor Longenberger

News Editor

The Urban Male Initiative will begin its first year at the Pleasantville campus this semester. Starting this semester, the Urban Male Initiative (UMI) will now be at the Pleasantville campus as well as the New York City campus. The organization was founded at the Pace New York campus, which is in its second year, with a creation committee of roughly 20 people mainly of staff from New York, but with a few Pleasantville members as well. “I wasn’t able to take advantage of a lot of things as student,” Director of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs Cornell L. Craig said, “and now working in student affairs I see that many males don’t take advantage of the opportunities here at Pace.” The main goal of the UMI is to facilitate the retention, scholarship, graduation, and leadership of historically underrepre-

sented Black and Latino males. The focus is on creating strategies for success, prompting students to take advantage of the opportunities on campus, and emphasizing the opportunity of mentorship and connecting with other students on campus. “I was always interested in what’s happening with men of color at a predominantly white institution and really wanted to facilitate in raising the bar for students,” Craig said. “It isn’t enough anymore for students to just do their time at college and graduate. In this day and age, being involved on campus is what gets you a job after you graduate.” As part of the program, the UMI has a group of mentors that are designed to encourage men of color to meet with them, in order to express their feelings about life on campus, look for help with the scholarship and internship search, and have an opportunity to have someone to speak with that can relate to their situation. “I wanted the UMI to be a one stop shop,” Craig said, “a

place for personal, social, and academic growth…a place to discuss the ridiculous and the sublime as well as relationships, perception, home life, representation, and opportunity.” Mentors have personal experiences of their own that allow for the connections and similarities to the lives of the student members. Some of the current mentors are Duran Taylor and Robert Thomas Jones. The majority of the mentors are staff members and fellow organization members, but the hopes are that soon Pace alumni can also become involved. “We are really just trying to get the ball rolling,” Craig said “but I can see the possibility of working with other organizations and institutions in order to have better experiences for men of color. There are always new possibilities with networking.” The first meeting will be Wed. Oct. 23 in conference rooms C and D at 5:00 pm and will be an informational meeting that will discuss the plans and ideas for the year. Students will be encouraged to express their

opinions on future events and the direction that the organization will take on campus. The incorporations of internships, scholarships, and other scholarly aids will be influenced by the needs and wants of the members to help them succeed. “I don’t want any competition with other organizations and events,” Craig said. “The idea is to create a community that is built to have as a resource as well. Students have a lot of power and it is important for them to realize that and use organizations to their benefit.” Craig explained that he wants the organization to be there as an aid, and he hopes that students take an active role in choosing what they will do because the events and guest speakers are for them. Students that are interested in the organization can attend the upcoming meeting or contact Cornell Craig and ask him about how to become a part of the organization. “Success wears different hats,” Craig said, “I want to help students find the one that fits.”

Fire Alarms: Not Just a Class Break Taylor Longenberger

News Editor

In the event of the recent fire alarm, Pace security has explained the protocol for a fire. Classes were interrupted on Thurs. Oct. 10 in Lienhard and Miller Halls, with a fire alarm causing the evacuation of both buildings. Students stood very close to the buildings themselves as the rooms and halls were swept for the cause of the alarm. Following the full sweep and assurance that all was clear, students resumed their classes for the remainder of the day. Many have questioned the cause of an alarm in the middle of the day, during class, and according to security they have at least one fire drill in the classroom buildings per semester and three fire drills per residence hall.

They are precautionary measures fire department to arrive so they to make sure that everything is can take further action and determine the working severity of within the the alarm. building The buildand that ing is then the secuswept for rity teams any possiknow what ble cause to do. for the “Fire alarm.” alarms are S t u all treated dents and as a 24profeshour dissors are patch and required the alarm is to exit the sent directbuildings ly to the during the fire departfire alarm ment and to whether s e c u r i t y, ” ExecuPhoto from National Fire Alarm Company it is a drill or a tive Direal fire, rector of Safety and Security Vincent Be- because it is never clear to one atty said. “Security waits for the hearing the alarm which one it is.

All persons that have evacuated the building during the alarm should be standing at least 50 feet from the building and clear of major parking lots and roads that the fire trucks would need to use as a fire lane. Although professors have not had training regarding the protocol of a fire alarm, the security staff is there to aid in the process of the alarm. In the event of a fire, security will direct students and professors out of the direct way and possible way of the fire. “I will personally make sure that there are announcements that emphasize the importance to evacuate and stay at least 50 feet from the building in the next fire alarm,” Beatty said. “I want the drills and alarms to be effective for the people involved and that way they would know where they need to be in the case of a real fire.”

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Opinion Among Other Things

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What’s the Deal With Drugs?

College is about finding ourselves, and learning from any and all experiences. Here, I’ll examine the implications behind anything and everything- from classes to relationships, from Twitter selfies to self-realizations… among other things. Sara Moriarty

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Photo from Drugs, despite glorification in shows such as Breaking Bad (pictured above), are not as idealized on the Pace campus as in the media. Sara Moriarty

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The deal with drugs is that there is only a deal if you seek one. But drug usage is not glorified or idealized throughout the majority of the Pace community, and drugs, in my opinion, are not seen as something necessary for the college experience. Some think that drugs are glorified on college campuses. It is generally known that those who want drugs can find a way to get them. However, from my perspective, neither drug usage nor drug dealing are glorified on the Pace campus. While some people claim their hallway reeks of weed and others here tell of unverified accounts of molly-usage, I have little reason to believe that drug usage on the Pace campus is any indicator of being “cool,” “popular,” or having any kind of better college social life experience than those who do not partake in the usage of illegal substances. Drugs are not (at least not by me) seen as necessary for a fantastic college experience, nor are they looked at by all as a romantic ideal of what can be a part of a college experience. Pop culture may contribute to any alleged glorification of drug usage in society in general. From indie music to rap, drugs are mentioned pretty regularly. Some examples include songs like Time to Pretend by MGMT, which mentions heroin. Kid Cudi seems to make drug usage a common theme throughout his songs. But

I don’t take these lyrics seriously, and I think it is safe enough to assume that many other people also are not swayed by the portrayal of drugs in music and pop culture, enough to connect drug usage with some glamorized idea of a good time. TV may also contribute to the allegedly glorified madness that involves drug usage, and drug dealing. Breaking Bad recently ended- I didn’t watch that show, but I do know that it was all about drugs – specifically selling drugs and the moral implications involved. Television shows such as Breaking Bad could arguably romanticize drug usage and drug selling- the lead character on Breaking Bad apparently produced the “purest form of crystal meth” so he could provide for his family. It is one of the many cases of television that is seen as romanticizing involvement with hard drugs. Bringing the focus back down to the Pace campus- my opinion still stands. Despite the attention and focus of the media, I do not think that drugs are glorified or romanticized on campus. Personally, I have never felt pressured to try anything. I have never heard anyone speak about drugs in a way that lead me to believe that drugs are seen as something glamorous and sought after in order to have a good time. I have heard people talk about drugs, yes. But not in a way that idealized the drugs or the state of mind caused by intake of drugs. And not in a way in which I felt that I needed or wanted to try anything

in order to not miss out on any kind of college social experience. Perhaps this is only because I surround myself with good people, with people who don’t judge me for what I do or don’t do. However, I feel that this is the case with the majority of people at Pace. We are a diverse campus with diverse interests and backgrounds, and for the most part, I would say that the Pace community in general, is not one that romanticizes drug use. Upon asking students if drug use is glorified (both in general and on campus), I got some differing answers. “Drug use is absolutely glorified,” said one student who chose to remain anonymous. “The idea of being high all the time is just everywhere. Or being drunk all the time.” According to this student, the drug-induced states of being are romanticized throughout both the Pace community, and college communities in general. Drugs are an illegal yet attainable option that appeals to students for various reasons- the influence of social media, the influence of pop culture, and the temptation of escaping one’s troubles. Again, I disagree with this student. I believe that the option to do drugs is always available, but it is not glorified in any way. The “idea of being high all the time” might exist, but, in my opinion, it is just that- an idea. An option. It is an option that you can take, or you can ignore. An option or an idea does not equal glorification. In other words, the fact that

some people might be high all the time or have an idea of college as a time to be constantly high does not mean that there are any number of people who think this is a fantastic idea. Some might, for sure. But, I think it is safe to say that “being high all the time” is not something that the majority of students strive for. The same goes for being “drunk all the time.” The idealization of drugs is not something that is exactly commonplace at Pace. Another student I spoke to sides more with my viewpoint. “I don’t think that drug use is specifically glorified on the Pace campus. I do think some people use ‘college life’ as an excuse to try drugs. It’s overrated,” sophomore nursing major Jennifer Robertson said. Robertson was conveying the point that, while drugs are accepted by some as a common aspect of “college life”, the use of drugs is not necessarily thought of as imperative to the college experience by all students. Robertson also used the word “overrated” to describe drug usespecifically the excuse of being in college. “Overrated” is very different than “glorified.” “Overrated” leads one to think that drugs are accepted easily enough, but not at all romanticized by any vast majority of the college community. So, the deal with drugs is that there is no deal, and no pressure to partake in drug usage, unless you put yourself in that situation.

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Pace Provides Care Before Students Get the Flu Katie Szilagyi

Featured Writer

The National Library of Medicine defines influenza, commonly called the flu, as, “an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs.” According to WebMd, the “percentage of the U.S. population that will get the flu, on average, each year is between 5% and 20%.” Symptoms of the flu can include fever, chills, aches, weakness, sore throat, congestion, headache, exhaustion, dry cough and possibly red and itchy eyes. Of course, these symptoms vary from person to person and some people may not experience certain symptoms at all. In order to prevent the flu, it’s recommended by the American Thoracic Society that all adults and people over six months old should receive a flu shot. This flu shot is administered in the muscle of the arm, and is especially recommended for people with weaker immune systems. As well as receiving a flu shot, it is recommended that

people wash their hands with soap often, avoid contact with sick people, eat healthy, avoid tobacco products and cover one’s nose and mouth when sneezing and or coughing. Here at Pace, students may take comfort in the knowledge that Health Services, located in Goldstein Fitness Center, offers many services to ensure student health, particularly in the fall and winter when cold and flu season can run rampant. “Services are almost the same as any doctor’s office,” said freshman psychology major and Pace Health Care receptionist Jennifer. Services include checkups and various vaccinations. These vaccinations do include the flu shot, which is provided based on appointment. The current, preventative advice the Health Center has for students is to “keep washing your hands, keep everything clean, and carry hand sanitizer.” Of course if students do not receive flu shots and do catch the flu virus, there are steps that can be taken to prevent spreading the flu on campus. Symptoms of

Photo from As the weather changes to chillier temperatures, the season of sniffles and coughs slowly approaches. the flu such as pain and headache and fever are treatable with common painkillers and fever relievers such as Tylenol, Motrin, and Advil. Flu victims should rest often, drink clear liquids to avoid


dehydration, and avoid spreading germs through touching, sharing drinks, etc. Finally, flu victims should stay home from work or school so as not to spread the flu amongst coworkers and peers.

For any students who might like to schedule a flu shot, or who might have any other health concerns, the Health Services office in Goldstein Fitness Center can be reached at (914) 773-3760.

Don Jon Nails Women But Not a Jersey Accent

Photo from Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in, directs, and writes his first semi-pornographic film.

Cecilia Levine

Managing Editor

Don Jon traces the trials and tribulations of a New Jersey man’s conflicting relationships between porn and his girlfriend.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt not only wrote and directed the film but also starred as the protagonist, Don Jon. The movie opened with the Gordon-Levitt as Jon Martello narrating his life while the camera flipped through the important

parts of it. “My body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls and my porn,” Martello said. His sculpted body, clean house, nice car, respectable family, religious affiliation, good

friends and high abundance of attractive women often took a back seat to his unhealthy relationship with pornography. When Don Jon landed Barbara, a blond, Catholic girl played by Scarlett Johanson, he found that not even his “dime” could hold a candle to the pornography that occupied his life up to ten times daily. While the amount of pornography in Don Jon is enough to send the Catholic viewers running for the hills, the movie veered in a deeper direction, allowing the audience to connect with the protagonist on a level far beyond pornography. The numerous exposed breasts and action shots were not what resonated with viewers. “There was a lot of porn in that movie,” said sophomore communications major Juliette Delany. “It seemed to segue nicely into the story line and wasn’t over done.” Even though this was Gordon-Levitt’s first time implementing his collaborative efforts as a director, writer and actor, he did a fairly good job balancing what could’ve easily been over-the-top pornography with a modern, romance and interesting story line. If there was anything that did seem to detract from the movie it was the fake, Jersey accents that the cast put on to match the greasy hair, leather jackets and tight, club dressed. “At times it was hard to con-

centrate on the movie because the accents were pretty horrendous,” said sophomore communications major Ryan Perrucci. “Tony Danza, playing the father, was easily the best actor and stole every scene that he was in.” The movie makes a good case for itself when it comes to expectations of relationships. Pornography holds sexual endeavors to new standards. Because females in pornography are frequently seen squirting, performing oral sex for long periods of time and climaxing with little stimulation, males may be confused as to why they have yet to bring their partners to orgasm. Men are made to feel insecure about the size of their genitalia and may feel that they don’t “last” long enough. Don Jon was ultimately not a story about how many times one man can masturbate in one day or the number of “dimes” a Jersey boy could pick up in a club. It was about the human connection that is established between those involved in a sexual relationship and the strong ability that pornography has in compromising that necessity. Technology influences our lives in every aspect, some stronger than others. If anything, Gordon-Levitt’s triple threat attempt at a film left audiences yearning for human interaction outside from a movie theater, whether it be for public or private viewing purposes.

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P.A.C.E. Gets French Montana

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Frankenweenie After the unexpected death of his beloved Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring the dog back. But it turns out that getting a new leash on life can have unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. A funny, offbeat stop-motion animated movie set in a creepy black-and-white Tim Burton world. Tim Burton. 2012. 87 m. PG. USA. Buena Vista.

Photos from Razberry Photography Pictured above, French Montana hypes up the crowd during his performance at the New York City campus.

Derek Kademian

A Touch of Sin “In A Touch of Sin, the world isn’t an amorphous backdrop, pretty scenery for private dramas, it is a stage on which men and women struggle to fulfill basic moral obligations, including recognizing one another’s humanity.” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times) Written and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life), “one of the best and most important directors in the world” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker), this daring, poetic film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends in the time after the world’s fastest growing economy is thrust into a period of self-examination. Zhang Ke Jia. 2013. 125 m. NR. China, Mandarin with subtitles. Kino Lorber Films.

Wadjda In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writer/director Haifaa AlMansour has broken many barriers with her new film, Wadjda, the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. Wadjda is the deceptively simple story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. Haifaa Al-Mansour. 2013. 98 m. PG. Germany/Saudi Arabia, Arabic with subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics.

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Entertainment Editor

The Pace NYC campus welcomed a slew of entertainers Thur. night in honor of their annual homecoming concert presented by the P.A.C.E. Board. Rappers B.o.B, French Montana, DJ Earworm and DJ Spynfo lit up the crowd with an assortment of top 40 tracks and hard hitting, twerkifying tunes. “French Montana definitely stole the show,” senior marketing major Jared Lawrence said. After a decade of being in the music business, Montana has risen to fame in the past two years because of collaborations with Kanye West, Rick Ross, and several other top tier rappers. Even if students weren’t necessarily into Montana’s style, DJ Earworm, whose annual mashups of Top 40 tracks have brought him much success, also played. “His end of the year mashups have millions of views every year so we thought it would be great way to mix in pop and hip-hop for people who aren’t into rap,” senior accounting major and copresident of the P.A.C.E Board Lesly Abzun said. The P.A.C.E Board, who are also responsible for the past several years’ performances by Fabolous, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, and several other artists, presented the event. Apparently it’s not as easy as it seems to land such notable entertainers. “We sent out a survey this summer asking students who they would like to see, from the

40+ names we gathered we break it down by availability and affordability…some of the most frequent names we saw were names like Lady Gaga or Britney Spears, but it’s just terribly unrealistic because of the insane amount of money they ask for,” senior arts & entertainment management major and co-president of the P.A.C.E. Board Rachal Wildner said. According to Wildner, they also used “Facebook battles” through a polling application on the P.A.C.E. Board Facebook Page, in which students could vote between two artists at a time. These applications dwindled the list down to about ten people and they decided between five members of the Board to make the final decision. “It can be tough to get everyone to agree, but in the end it’s all about creating a diverse line-up so that everyone can have a great time,” Wildner said. By the night of the concert, it was completely sold out. With this in mind, P.A.C.E Board members have even higher aspirations. “We’re thinking about moving the concert to some kind of venue so that we can have more people attend, if we generate a bigger crowd we can afford to bring in bigger names,” Abzun said. With high hopes and support from students, P.A.C.E. Board is trying to keep everyone happy and to keep them twerking through the night. For more pictures and videos of all the action use #pacehc2013 or #pacehomecoming on Instagram.


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The Walking Dead Premiere A reflection of what’s hot in entertainment from the perspective of Pace student’s versus that of one eccentric writer Derek Kademian

Entertainment Editor

Warning Spoilers Ahead – Ed. Dead pigs, dead teens, and dead people were the constant theme for the much-anticipated return of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Last season left many viewers wondering what was to come of Rick and his ragtag army after joining forces with the remaining members of Woodbury. The somewhat sluggish season premiere had students split on how they felt. “I thought the season four finale was trash, the last thing they should be doing is bringing in more people to the prison, more people just means more mouths to feed,” junior journalism major Farrah Lopez said. Other students such as senior criminal justice major Conor Whelan also had problems with the show’s finale. “I’m not sure if I liked the fact they jumped ahead for what seemed like a year,” Whelan said. “It was strange but I liked the end of the episode though, it was a nice twist.” But some students felt otherwise. “I think it’s going to be interesting to see how they’re going to play out these new character dynamics,” senior environmental studies major James Ward said. “They never have characters that don’t serve a purpose.” As the episode starts we see that Rick has started farming

Photo from AMC Network Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) in the Season 5 Premiere. within the prison walls and we learn that they now have many new members to the group, some of which are already dead before the episode ends. Some people were left longing for an appearance of The Governor, the nemeses of the previous season and were questioning why such a vital character is barely mentioned. “I really wanted to see what happened with him, but I’m sure he’ll be back at some point,” senior accounting major Kenny Hoolahan said.

One of the biggest moments of foreshadowing occurred at the beginning of the episode when Rick is digging in the field and he comes across a gun. Shortly after he discovers that one of the pigs he was raising is sick and later in the episode it dies. Once the pig dies from unknown causes, Dylan, a new character, dies suddenly after taking a shower. “Clearly the pig dying and Dylan turning into a walker are connected,” Lopez said. “I think the water is probably contami-

nated.” My two cents: The season premiere was very well put together. The best parts were the ones that were merely shrugged off by most viewers. For instance Rick doesn’t look any better, so after all this time, he still isn’t doing well. In fact he’s doing so poorly that they’ve created what was briefly mentioned as ‘the council’. Since the prison now has many new residents, they have formed some kind of a democracy, taking away a lot

of Rick’s power, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because the dude has literally lost his mind. I think the connection between the gun, the pig, and Dylan was a very sneaky way for the producers to tell us that no matter how hard they try, it’s going to be impossible for them to escape death. I’m not sure how long the threat will exist because from what we can tell from the season preview, it’s going to get hectic really quick.

Pace Heads to the World Cup for Documentary Course Derek Kademian

Entertainment Editor

Pace has been recognized over the past several years for its award winning travel course, Producing the Documentary, and this year they’re headed to Brazil. This year’s documentary focuses on the environmental and social impact that next summer’s FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics will have on Brazil. Brazil is well known for a great social divide amongst classes, but these social issues apply to all citizens of the country. Lead by Dr. Maria Luskay, Claudia Green, and Andrew Revkin, the course

will examine what Brazil is doing to prepare themselves for the onslaught of tourists headed towards them. “The documentary covers green mapping and other efforts to promote sustainable businesses and attractions,” Dr. Luskay said. Green Mapping is as easy as it sounds. It’s simply a map that points out specific businesses and places that are sustainable and leave little to no impact on the earth. The topic was covered in a previous documentary made in 2008, which was also filmed in Brazil. From an outside perspective it seems as though this new documentary could serve as a sequel to the previous short film. The first film focused on how green mapping technology was being introduced and used, whereas the

new film is more about how it’s still being successfully used and the environmental impact it’s had on Brazil. The students will visit Paraty, a small historic coastal community to discuss their Green Map. This year’s short film will be shot in Rio de Janeiro where the students will meet with government officials, journalists, and activists to discuss their efforts in the fight for sustainability. From there they will also visit Illha Grand, an environmental preserve. “I really hope I can go this year, I’ve always wanted to go to Brazil and I think the topic they’re covering is very relatable,” senior media communications & visual arts major Lisa Musillo said. “I think the way they’re tying it all to the Olympics and the World Cup is a great way to get people interested.”

Between deforestation and pollution, Brazil is a hot spot for environmental issues. But as of the past several years it’s become an up-and-coming industrial country, making it one of the leading countries in sustainable practices. Last year’s film Viva La Tortuga had an official screening at the New York Independent Film Festival, a first for the course. In past years, their documentaries have won several awards, including one for The Battle Behind the Bottle: A Film on the Cork Question, from Media Communications Association International. The “Producing the Documentary” course takes place during Spring break, giving students an opportunity to learn, make a difference and most importantly, have fun.

Photo from Fédération Internationale de Football Association In honor of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil Pace students will have the opportunity to film a documentary for Dr. Luskay’s travel course.


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Delta Phi Epsilon Creates Fairytale Male Pageant

Photo provded by Emma Katz Alpha Rho Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon and the first place winner of Deepher Dude 2013, Ryan Shields Jonathan Alvarez

Editor in Chief

With lights dimmed and the catwalk lit, male contestants strutted down the runway in hopes of winning the grand prize this past Friday at Delta Phi Epsilon’s annual event; Deepher Dude. Every fall, the sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon raise money in hopes to aid the battle against Cystic Fibrosis by hosting the male pageant show. The contestants are male students from Pace University who compete in different rounds that range from formal wear to superhero, creating an event that provides entertainment and raises awareness on Cystic Fibrosis. “A lot of work goes into planning Deepher Dude. You have to

get all the contestants, create a theme for the event, decorations, food and so on,” said junior applied psychology major Emma Katz, who is also Coordinator of Philanthropy for Delta Phi Epsilon. “Every little detail is thought out, so it takes a lot of time and effort. UPC was involved in this event, and Delta Phi Epsilon would like to thank them for everything that they did.” The philanthropy of Delta Phi Epsilon is Cystic Fibrosis; an inherited chronic disease affecting that affects the lungs and digestive system of thousands of children and adults in the United States and 70,000 worldwide. The defective gene and its product protein result in the creation of mucus that clogs the lungs, leading to deadly lung infections. “Cystic Fibrosis means a lot to all of the sisters in Delta Phi Epsi-

lon; it is our main philanthropy,” Katz said. “The life expectancy for someone with cystic fibrosis is very short and there is no cure for this awful disease. The sister of Delta Phi Epsilon want to do everything they can to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.” With the mission in mind, Delta Phi Epsilon hosted Deeper Dude with a new theme for this year; Once Upon A Deepher Dude. “This year the event went really well, we had participants from almost every organization in IFC and had performers from NALFO and other noted SDCA clubs such as the 808’s,” said senior business management and finance major Laureen Georges. “The turnout was really good this year. With all the people and additional donations, we rose over $600 and are continuing to still get donations

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for Cystic Fibrosis.” Georges, who is also Delta Phi Epsilon Coordinator of Social Events, sees Deepher Dude as more than just an event, but as a tradition geared towards a needed cause. “Delta Phi Epsilon has hosted this event since 2008 at Pace University but this is a national event done by various chapters in Delta Phi Epsilon,” Georges said. “Ever since 2008, Deepher Dude has been Delta Phi Epsilon’s tradition and every year it gets better and better. Deepher Dude is important to us because it’s our biggest fundraiser in the fall to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.” Providing entertainment and a variety of performances, the event had a large turn out with students in support for the philanthropy and organizations involved. Based off the success of

this year’s Deepher Dude, Delta Phi Epsilon hopes to continue strutting towards success with future events. “They are a lot of fun; at least I think they are. People get to come out for a few hours, get some dinner, and laugh. Plus it is all for a great cause,” Ketz said. “Deepher Dude is a non-profit event, meaning that every penny made is donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.” The next planned Delta Phi Epsilon event is “Real Men Can Cook” on Nov. 23 at 6pm in Gottesman Room. The competition aims to raise funds for the organizations other philanthropy, Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD). Participants, which will be Pace Male students, cook various meals and the attendees will decide holds the title of master chef. “This is a new event for us and we are really excited to hopefully add this to one of our traditions,” Georges said. “In the spring, we are hosting a 65 Roses Gala in April to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis again; this event is more of a formal dinner and to educate people about the disease.” First place and winner of the Deepher Dude pageant was Ryan Shields from Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity. Griffin Timoney came in second and Ryan Houlihan came in third. “I want other DphiE events to be just as successful as Deepher Dude. Please keep an eye about for out upcoming events,” Katz said. “Over all it was successful event and sister of Delta Phi Epsilon would like to thank everyone involved and everyone who came to support us.” With the support from students and organizations alike, Delta Phi Epsilon was able to showcase Pace’s knights in shining armor and helped raise funding in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Strong Influences Lead Path for Football Player Natalia Alvarez Pagan Sports Editor


On the field Ponte Vedra Beach, FL’s Cameron Davis is a force to be reckoned with by catching the ball and taking it to the end zone for the Setters. Off the field however, he is a family man who works closely with his family to help shape his career goals. Although football is his strongpoint now, he feels that a job in accounting will suit him perfectly. “I picked accounting because I’ve always been very good with numbers,” junior accounting major Cameron Davis said. “Plus both of my parents were accountants so that also played a huge role.” It is Davis’ dream to open his own accounting firm with his best friend after he graduates. With this dream in mind, Davis made the right choice in coming to Pace, seeing as the university has one of the best accounting programs around. “I decided to come to Pace

when I heard about all of the job opportunities that they had to offer after college,” Davis said. “Pace sends a ton of students to big time companies every year, and when I decided to come to Pace I knew that it was because of the amazing education that they could offer me along with the post-grad opportunities.” Family is another element that is very important to Davis as he always looks for things that can help him bond more with his father and little brother. “My dad taught me how to fish and that is something that I’ve really grown to love because it’s a great way to just relax and get away from the busy life every now and then,” Davis said. “My little brother is a boy scout, and so we like to go camping a lot. I love doing anything outside; I just love being out in nature its very relaxing.” It seems suitable that football would be Davis’ sport of choice being that it enables him to spend much of him time outside. In the 2012 season Davis was one of the two Pace players who had a catch in every single game. His

passion for football at large can be attributed to his father who started him off young. He played through his childhood and was team captain of the Providence High School football team as a senior at in Jacksonville, FL. “I started playing with my dad in the back yard for fun and that eventually turned into something I loved and am able to share with him,” Davis said. Davis’ love for his family reflects in the love that he shows for his teammates. He has had time to acquaint himself with his teammates and form a strong familial bond. “I love the feeling of being a part of a team and being able to hang out with my best friends and brothers every day,” Davis said. “Football is such a great sport because no matter what kind of day you are having as soon as you put your helmet on nothing else matters.” The next time the setters take action will be for Homecoming, on Sat., Oct. 26 at 1 pm against Assumption.

Photo from Stockton Photo, Inc. Junior Football player Cameron Davis at last year’s homecoming game against Stonehill

Former Basketball Star Continues Life at Pace Natalia Alvarez Pagan Sports Editor


After being a part of what many deem the best basketball team Pace has ever seen, Tracy Jackson continues to give back to her school long after graduation. The Pace hall-of-famer was recently promoted to Director of Auxiliary Housing Operations and has slowly been working her way up the career ladder. Jackson was a management systems major as an undergraduate and then took on management information systems and master of science in teaching business - secondary level as a graduate student. “I was a graduate assistant for residential life for two years, and then I became the Assistant Director for the Pleasantville campus” Jackson said. “I certainly didn’t plan to have my career go in this direction; it is something that just happened. But I am very happy with where I am at.” Jackson played from 1983 to 1985 and has yet to leave Pace, partly because her student experience was something she really enjoyed. “Coming here as a student was a lot of fun,” Jackson said. “We were a pretty good basketball team, so a lot of students and administrators came to our games, Homecoming week was a blast with all different events and building floats, dorm decorating contest, Halloween, Christmas, all the sports teams were competitive and winning, and the students

were a bunch fun.” However, all good things must come to an end. “I wish I had another year with the team,” Jackson said. “The first year we played together we were learning each other’s style and ability to play the game. The second year we were on point as a team with each other. If we had one more year together as a team we would have been playing in the final four of Division II Women Basketball Championship.” Although the women’s team was unable to win a championship, Jackson helped lead her team to many accomplishments, including earning the ECAC (Easter College Athletic Conference) Team of the Year in 1985, an Empire State Conference regular season and playoff title in 1983-84 and 1984-85, as well as an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 1984-1985 ( Additionally, Jackson helped the Setters to a NCAA East Regional Title. She earned herself an induction into the Pace Hall of Fame in 1998. “Our success came because we played as a team,” Jackson said. “Everybody had their good games and not so good games, but everyone always worked hard and understood what we needed to do to accomplish our goals.” Pace wasn’t the only place where Jackson helped accomplish new feats. She attended Hilbert Jr. College for two years, before it became a four year school, before being recruited to come to Pace University. At Hilbert Jr. College, Jackson and her team went to the

Photo by Danielle Hubbard Tracy Jackson, Pace Hall of Famerand current Director of Auxiliary Housing Operations

National Jr. College tournament for the first time in the school’s history. Basketball has been in Jackson’s life since she was a little girl, as she would always play during her lunch period growing up in Buffalo, NY. “I started playing basketball in grammar school,” said Jackson, who averaged 13 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game for her career ( “I then continued playing at Hutchinson Technical High School for four years, and was able to receive a scholarship to play for Hilbert Jr. College.” “Basketball has always been a sport that I enjoyed playing and

I was pretty good at it, and I was able to get two scholarships so I continued to play,” said Jackson, who helped the 1983-1985 basketball teams to a 53-8 record. “I played volleyball in high school as well, but I was not recruited.” With it being the 50th Anniversary of the Pace Pleasantville Campus, Jackson sees this as an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. “To know that you have been a part of history or longevity is a wonderful feeling,” Jackson said. “We have had the luxury of knowing 50 years of Pace Pleasantville and now embarking on the transformation of Pleasantville with all the new construction and making

Pace Pleasantville Westchester one campus.” Jackson has left a lasting impact on the Pace community, including Zach Dayton, another pace alum who is currently the Assistant Athletic Director of External Operations for Pace. “Tracy Jackson is a great colleague and someone who is integral in the history of Pace University as a women’s basketball alum and Hall of Fame inductee,” said Dayton, who was a pitcher for the Pace baseball team from 2006 to 2009 ( “I always enjoy working with her on different initiatives throughout the school year and she works very hard for our students.”

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FOOTBALL Sat. Oct. 26 Assumption 1:00 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL Sat. Oct. 26 @ St. Anselm 1:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER Sat. Oct. 26 Franklin Pierce 3:30 p.m.


Northeast-10 Championship

@ St. Anselm College

WOMEN’S SOCCER Tue. Oct. 29 Le Moyne 3:30 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL Tue. Oct. 29 @ New Haven 7:00 p.m.

Pace Athletics Host Lacrosse Alumni Day Jonathan Alvarez

Editor in Chief

As family and friends watched from the stands as the Setter’s lacrosse team played against familiar, old faces. The game went to the home team; however all seemed to be cheerful as alumni and current players were able to connect with each other to relish in the program they enjoyed so much. Pace University hosted the annual Lacrosse Alumni Day on Saturday, Oct. 19. The game brought alumni lacrosse players, faculty, family and students together to meet new Head Coach Tom Mariano and reconnect with their fellow alumni. The day hosted structured activities such as a free youth clinic, an alumni exclusive game, and a small reception; current players were able to see what life looks like after college. “I thought it was cool to see how a lot of people have gone through the program,” said freshman computer science major Bobby Maddia, who plays as an attacker for Setter’s lacrosse. “It was awesome to see these people who want to come back because they enjoyed their time here.” Maddia, along with the rest of the team, got the chance to play against the alumni in a friendly game that brought family and friends out to see. “I think it’s great,” said Lisa Theadoris, parent of mid-fielder Alex Theadoris, who was one of the many parents and family members who attended the event. “It’s good for the current team members so they can learn and catch up, it’s a nice and relaxing time.” Hosted by the Setter’s Club, the Lacrosse Alumni Day brought out over 50 alumni, many who expressed their anticipation for the upcoming lacrosse season. “I’m glad to see that the pro-

Photo from Head coach Tom Mariano has high expectations for the Pace Lacrosse team. With over 17 years of experience, Mariano aims to lead the Setters to success and seize opportunities.

gram has more juice, they’ve had tough years but the new coach is changing the attitude and swagger,” said alumnus Brad Wheeler, who played mid-field and graduated in 1995. Coming all the way from North Carolina, Wheeler, who in his two years on the team set all the mid-field records, enjoyed reminscing with his old teammates on the first time they beat King College in 1994. Now with a degree in political science and minor in history, Wheeler feels a connection with the team and the sport due to his college experience. “The thing you get with Pace is you make different relationships. Now we all have business and families, but this keeps us together,” Wheeler said. “Pace has all the potential in the world. The team here can go from mediocre to being the best.”

Even former Setters Lacrosse Coach Daniel Mulholland was able to visit and catch up with familiar faces. “It’s always good to see the older guys. That’s why you coach, to see them grow and develop friendships,” said Mulholland, who coached lacrosse for 16 years and ten years for Pace’s team. “It’s amazing how different things are now, Pace has made a tremendous hire with Mariano.” One of the purposes of the Lacrosse alumni day is not only to reconnect with past and current players, but it also serves as a way for alumni to see the changes and new directions that are being taken by their alma mater. “I’m so happy to see they are going to have Women’s Lacrosse. I’m the father of four daughters, so you have to be fair, I know they are heading in a better direction,” Mulholland said.

With a better direction in mind, alumni are now looking towards new head coach Tom Mariano to see what will come next for the current lacrosse team. Lacrosse Alumni Day served as a way for alumni to reach out and meet with the new spearhead of the program. “I think it’s great anytime you get guys who come back to support the program,” Mariano said. “That’s what this day is about; you can’t have a program without alumni.” Coach Mariano enjoys seeing his current players meet the alumni and learn from their stories. “It’s like they’re sitting on the sidelines. They get to see firsthand success,” Mariano said. “I want to see them successful and happy. That’s the point of this, from freshman year to their alumni day.” Mariano looks forward to the

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future events with the alumni players. “The alumni day was great; Zach Dayton did a great job. It is something we want to build on,” Mariano said. In response to the comments made to the high expectation from alumni for this upcoming lacrosse season, Mariano had a simple reply: “I think now we have to answer the challenge. The men from day one have been great and are working hard as athletes,” Mariano said. At the conclusion of Pace Alumni Day, drinks and food were served. Alumni, players, families, and administration gathered to catch up, recall the distinguishing moments of the lacrosse team and connect over the program that brought them together in the first place.

The Pace Chronicle Volume III, Issue VII  
The Pace Chronicle Volume III, Issue VII