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ALUMNI TO PRESENT AT NAT’L CONVENTION Jonathan Alvarez Editor in Chief
Pace alumni, marketing graduate, Chris Gaur is no stranger to entrepreneurship. Graduate of the class of 2012 from the Lubin School of Business and founder of Pace Perk, Gaur has moved on to help create another project with Pace University, this time in the area of health. Chris Gaur, along with his brother David Gaur, cofounded Vital Care Services, which uses TeleHealth technology to allow clinicians and patients to connect remotely through the use of tablet devices. Partnering with Pace, Vital Care Services and Pace were selected as winners of PILOT Health Tech NYC’s $100,000 Innovative Project based in New York City. Created to focus on the key needs in the healthcare technology sector, The Pilot grant recipients will have the opportunity to present their accomplishments on the main stage at Health 2.0’s annual conference in Santa Clara, CA, which starts on Sept. 29, 2013. “We began designing the software when we started the
Photo provided by Chris Gaur Dave Gaur, Co-Founder of Vital Care Services, teaches the patients TeleHealth technology. “There is a barrier between the elderly and technology, so we try to adapt our technology to what they need,” said Gaur, brother and Co-Founder of Vital Care Services.
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Two Arrested in Friday the 13th Townhouse Fights Taylor Longenberger
News Editor Taylor.B.Longenberger@pace.edu
Two Townhouse guests were taken away in handcuffs Fri. Sept. 13, according eyewitness students. The Townhouses, like any regular Fri. night, were full of guests and partygoers spilling out into the walkways of each row. Particularly on this night, the
top row was packed with people standing around and outside of Townhouses 18 through 25. Townhouse Resident Assistant (RA) JJ Gentile, who was on duty that night, was around Townhouse 14 where there was a large gathering of people and talk of a fight. The fight was not happening in front of Townhouse 14, but was later found to be a disruption in the parking lot at the top of the hill. With lots of yelling and screaming from two different ar-
guments, the commotion caused a great deal of confusion as to what was really going on. Things finally settled down a bit due to the injection of Townhouse RAs and Resident Director (RD) Matt Landau into the scene. Due to the pending incident reports, the resident staff was not permitted to make statements regarding this incident. “For a while we weren’t sure what was going on,” sophomore nursing major Joey Samanich said. “There was a gathering of
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people. Then we saw some RAs and security guards, and I was sure that more was going on. Security, RAs, and police got things under control.” It was found that one of the arguing parties had punched out the back window of one of the cars in the parking lot. The man stood leaning against a neighboring car, holding his hand evidently dripping and covered with blood. The man that was leaning against the car with the mangled
fist was revealed to be a guest that had punched out the back window of the car. Police were called due to the destruction of property. Another fight broke out shortly after, outside of Townhouse 14. Originally between a larger group and one individual, a fist-
YOUR RACE AND WHERE YOU PARTY
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Pace students spent their Saturday volunteering at Green Chimneys, a school for children with educational, behavioral, and social problems.
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Townhouses, Paulie’s, or Wilcox? Your race might reveal your Friday night venue of choice.
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Spotlight: The Writing Center
Photo from InternationalCremation.com The Writing Center provides students a resource to improve their writing skills, as well as an opportunity for an on-campus job.
Tamara Bonet Feature Editor
Students across campus have touched base with the many services that Pace has to offer including the Writing Center.
The Writing Center, now located in Miller Hall, provides students with assistance in various writing assignments. And, with the semester just beginning, a journey full of MLA, APA, and Chicago writing styles is well under way. In the spring 2013 semester,
the staff at the Writing Center initiated numerous changes aimed at further benefitting students. “You’ll notice more undergraduate students working rather than professors and graduates,” senior English major Cori Connors said. “It provides students with a comfortable environ-
Club Feature: Black Student Union Tamara Bonet Feature Editor
The Student Government Association (SGA) is a powerhouse at Pace University. There are over 30 student organizations, but one really sticks out amongst the rest. The Black Student Union (BSU) is an inspiring organization and President Jamal McMillian has a true passion for serving the student body. For the past few years, BSU has truly kept the students involved throughout campus. With their membership being near 20 in any given semester, the executive board of the organization sees the sky as the limit. “We pride ourselves on the diversity of our group,” senior biochemistry major Jamal McMillian said. “Our goal is to increase membership each year and
increase our impact on the campus community, both individually and as an organization.” BSU is an organization that focuses on promoting the self-awareness of being AfricanAmerican and the culture surrounding it. However, members do not need to be black in order to be a member of the organization, which features a variety of diverse cultures and personalities. “BSU keeps themselves on a consistent schedule. Our meetings are the same throughout the year and we ensure that our events cater to the Pace community,” said McMillian. With a goal of increasing co-sponsorships, BSU hopes that other organizations will join in their campus events and initiatives. By doing this, organizations will build a platform together, creating a blueprint for their future officers. Each February, BSU
hosts their annual Black Week. This is a week comprised of events and information sessions that relate to black history, culture, heritage, and its impact at the university. BSU is the only non-Greek organization to have a week devoted to their organization on an annual basis. The individuals behind Pace’s beloved annual Block Party all got their start as members of BSU. Through the years, these individuals, much like McMillian, have used the organization as a platform of self-growth. Members have continued on to serving as members of the Student Government Association executive board and other organizations all over campus, becoming active in their communities through service. For more information on how to join the Black Student Union (BSU), contact Jamal McMillian at email@example.com.
ment rather than feeling intimidated by their professors.” Even with a staff of students, there is still a selective hiring process. According to Professor Andrew Stout, Coordinator of the University Writing Center, a prospective staff member must submit an application, writing sample, and a recommendation from a faculty member who can speak about the student’s writing. The student’s class standing is additionally considered in order to work as a peer consultant. It is anticipated that the Writing Center’s recent changes will increase the number of students being reached and enhance productivity with regard to their appointment-based system. In the past, the center worked on a walk-in basis, resulting in some students waiting for twenty minutes or more to be seen. Being on an appointment system allows students to prepare any questions and have a consultant’s full attention for 30 minutes or an hour, up to twice a day. The Writing Center also now features an online tutorial alternative by using Google Docs. “Students who may not be able to come in for a session are able to have one through Google, and see any comments or ask any questions, just like in a face-toface session,” Stout said.
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New Pace students, whose emails now operate through Microsoft Outlook, are able to utilize online sessions through this medium as well. Students can e-mail their assignment to the Writing Center, and the document will be shared back with the student upon revision along with notes and changes that need to be made. . Student organizations and classes also take advantage of the many services the Writing Center provides. In the past, there have been workshops that educate students on writing styles and how to improve their writing (structured or creative). Since the semester has just begun, events and co-sponsorships won’t begin just yet, however, one may receive a visit in their English class. Professors across campus are bringing in the writing sources to speak with students and inform them of all they have to offer. In the University 101 classes, incoming freshmen will receive a better understanding of the role the center plays on campus and how they can utilize it to their advantage. For more information about the Writing Center, its new location, and hours, visit the Pace University website.
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Two Arrested at Townhouses
fight ensued between two men in the parking lot, at which point the police had not yet arrived. Andrew Elliot, the Security Coordinator, stepped in to break up the fight. One of the two men in the fight continued and punched Elliot, sources say. Police then arrived following a second police call. Both the guest that smashed the car window and the man who punched Elliot, also revealed to have been a guest, spoke with police. The police cuffed both men and they were brought back to the police station. Several of the RAs on duty, as well as RD Matt Landau, went back to the station to supply the police with statements. “Security kept going back to this one car and we weren’t sure if there was vandalism,” sophomore nursing major Evelyn McGivney said. “After we saw security guards taking pictures and RAs also reviewing the car, we knew something must have happened.” The following day, security increased at the gate, requiring guests to present two forms of identification in order to enter. They even made cars back up to let others out. “I didn’t witness the incident, but I’m sure that the houses will return to their usual harmless weekend fun,” junior psychology major Nadya Hall said.
Photo by JJ Gentile Townhouses are known to be a conversation piece, but the events of Friday the 13th have many students talking.
Pace Students Volunteer at Green Chimneys Christopher D’Erasmo Featured Writer
Pace students set out toward Green Chimneys to help set up their Fall Festival on Sept. 21, 2013. Located in Brewster, New York, Green Chimneys is a school for children with educational, behavioral, emotional, and social challenges. Sponsored by the Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR), their focus is to help local organizations better serve their audiences by bringing the students of Pace closer to the community. As soon as the Pace students arrived, they were greeted by the volunteer director, Diane Guilfoil, who directed everyone to an open field where the fair would commence. Students were then instructed to paint the fence that surrounded the open field as the beginning of an unforgettable experience. Throughout the morning and afternoon, more than 20 students worked tirelessly to complete the first task.
“I feel like this has brought me closer to the community for the first time since I came to New York,” freshman communications major Brian Delabruere said. Not only did this experience benefit those at Green Chimneys, but also those who were involved. Pace students were able to feel a deeper connection to each other through pro-social behavior, which was the ultimate goal of CCAR’s program in the first place. By working together on projects like that of the one at Green Chimneys, Pace students are able to become closer with each other and feel like a member of the local community as well as the Pace community. Both Diane and the staff of Green Chimneys were thankful for the students who assisted them. “Thank you for everything that you have done,” volunteer director Diane Guilfoil said. “Due to our limited staff, we would not have been able to pull off these types of events without the help of people like you.” With over 20 Pace students’
tireless efforts, the project was completed in a timely manner with time to spare, too. Throughthis community outreach experience, Pace students had the opportunity to participate in a program that made it possible to
foster connections with peers and community members. Service events similar to Green Chimneys are offered during the year through CCAR and other campus organizations. Anyone who is interested in
participating in a community service event, please contact the Center for Community Action and Research in Choate House, Room 51-W or at (914) 7733539.
Photo Provided by Center for Community Action & Research Students are working hard to prepare for Green Chimney’s Fall Festival by giving the surrounding fence a nice coat of crisp paint.
Feature Jonathan Alvarez Editor in Chief
As the music begins to pour out from the speakers, each member begins to take their place. First by slowly forming a line, then as soon as the first kick is heard in the song, each member begins to use their entire bodies to form a synchronized movement. To some, it’s merely entertainment, while others see it as a sport, but to everyone; this is simply known as Stepping. Pace University’s step team The 808’s, usually can be seen at the school’s Stomp the Yard event, the annual Step and Stroll, or even performing in the Kessel Center while tabling for an upcoming event. “It’s like dancing, but instead of a flowing movement, it’s more strategic. It’s like you are an instrument,” senior, double major in English and adolescent education, Kim Walker said. “I think of it as a sport, doing a step for seven minutes is crazy cardio.” Walker is president of The 808’s, and helped found the club at Pace two years ago while working at SDCA. As a student who was interested in the activity, Walker along with fellow 808’s member Ijeoma Duru, noticed that there was no step team. Seeing the opportunity to form one, they began the process of creating the organization along with the aid of SDCA. “We’ve performed at competitions,” Walker said. “We went to Bridgeport to do a step show and competed against other teams. Last year, we decided not to compete because we felt our team wasn’t as strong, but this year people are getting their act
together.” Stepping is a type of type of synchronized dancing that involves clapping, stomping, and making noise on the body to make a beat with a whole group of people. These groups can then compete against one another while being judged based off their skill, movements, collaboration, and rhythm. “When we create a routine to a song, it’s easier because we have a beat. But sometimes we step without music, so we have to create our own beat,” Walker said. “We take hours to practice in order to make sure that everyones movements are the same.” Although stepping is not tied to Pace athletics, the team still feels that they compete in a sport. Stepping is not limited to college teams, but also is practiced in all levels of school and even at a recreational level. “I’ve been part of the Pace step team since the fall of 2011, but I did mediocre stepping since sophomore year of high school,” junior biology pre-physical therapy major Yarlie Pierre-Louis said. “Competition doesn’t scare me.” Pierre-Louis, who also is Vice Ptresident of the 808’s, feels that stepping should be seen at a higher regard than just entertainment. “It’s definitely a sport,” PierreLouis said. “The amount of time, energy, and determination we go through just to compete at competitions is tough. It takes a lot of time and effort to compete against different Greek and drill step teams.” Depending on how big the stage is, the 808’s may differ in the amount of people who compete and perform. If it is a simple event, one can expect to see three to six person groups, while if it is at a competition, the number of
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Stepping Toward Greatness
Photo by Kim Walker The 808s perform during their Stomp the Yard Event at Shirley Beth’s Way.
people grows to nine to twelve. Due to conflicting schedules of those who participate, it looks unlikely that the 808’s will be competing anytime soon. “When we create a step, we want to ensure that it looks and sounds good to the audience,” Pierre-Louis said. “When we perform, it is like we are telling a story, almost like a ballet. There is a concept behind it and we have to make sure we make good tran-
sitions and don’t mess up on the technicalities and sound, since that is what we are graded and judged on.” Although the 808’s did not win at the last competition, they are still focused on moving their organization forward and getting better, one step at a time. “Stepping is the same process over and over, but you have to be clean with it. Your body has to be boxed,” Walker said. “All you
have to have is rhythm and a good heart, because you will be working it a lot.” Students who are interested in the step team can contact both Walker or Pierre-Louis, or any member they may see at a stepping event on campus. The team meets every Wednesday at 9:15 PM in the North Hall basement. “We always have our doors open,” Pierre-Louis said.
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Pace Features First NY Mental Health Counseling PhD
Photo from Woman.TheNest.com Pace delivers a new and exclusive doctorate program in the field of Mental Health counseling. “We are the trail blazers of bringing counseling to the next step,” Associate Professor and Director of the MHC PhD Program Dr. Paul Griffin said.
News Editor Taylor.B.Longenberger@pace.edu
According to the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace Pleasantville now offers the first psychology PhD in Mental Heath Counseling (MHC) in New York State as of the fall of 2013. “No PhD Program in New York has ever tried to do what we are doing,” Associate Professor and Director of the MHC PhD
Program Dr. Paul Griffin said. “We are the trail blazers of bringing counseling to the next step.” After years of planning, the MHC PhD program is the first PhD program that Pace offers. In acquiring a large enough research and resource-driven program, there is now the capability of providing for the population. As of Jan. 2013 the finalization and approval was completed leaving little time for advertising and accepting applications for this first year running of the pro-
gram. As a small and selective program, the MHC PhD will only be selecting ten to twenty students per academic year for acceptance. Since its development, nine students have applied and were accepted into the program. Out of the accepted students, eight had previously graduated from Pace’s New York City and Pleasantville campuses. “Even with the short notice of this first year, we still had a great interest in the program,” Dr.
Griffin said. “We suspect a great increase in the interest of the program as we have been receiving calls from students that have graduated from all over--schools such as NYU, LIU, and Fordham. We are happy to have continuing Pace Students but it is great to see such a wide interest.” The research opportunities and new laboratory environment that the Pleasantville campus has dedicated specifically to the MHC PhD program are some of the key elements that makes Pace’s new
program stand out. With Pace’s Psychology Department having new lab requirements and hands on knowledge, the program has sparked the interest of many. The Psychology Department’s new MHC PhD will provide its students with the opportunities to become professionals in their field. The program has yielded a new door for psychology students, which allows them to have knowledge to perform as researchers, clinical service providers, counselor educators, and clinical supervisors in the mental health counseling field. The PhD Program is only offered on the Pleasantville Campus and is only available for those that fit the requirements and that are accepted into the program. Applicants of the program must have earned a Master’s Degree in MHC, completed a psychology statistics course within the last five years, and earned a graduate level GPA of 3.6 or higher. The Psychology Department encourages the development of the connections from undergraduate learning, to Mental Health counseling graduate study, to the new Mental Health Counseling PhD. With Pace as a base for Psychology PhD for Mental Health Counseling there have been doors opened into new fields of psychological study. As the start of a brand new program to New York State, Pace becomes one of the groundbreaking universities for PhD programs.
Pforzheimer Honors College Makes Changes Taylor Longenberger
News Editor Taylor.B.Longenberger@pace.edu
Pace’s Pforzheimer Honors College has made changes this year to better the lives of students and allow for greater opportunity while studying. “The Honors College wants to become more involved as a whole by incorporating the ideas of students for the students,” Director of the Pforzheimer Honors College Dr. Shelia Chiffriller said. “With the involvement of students we hope to have more event attendance, greater participation inside and outside of the Honors College, as well as increased opportunities for Pace students.” Last Wednesday the Honors
College had their first event, the annual Ice Cream Social, in which the year’s plans were presented. There are several new events that are encouraging the Honors College students to feel more like a group that can work together. “Start Your Week with the Honors College,” one of the new events, offers free bagels and coffee weekly for honors college students. The event takes place every Monday on the third floor of the Mortola Library. Due to the involvement of more students than ever before, honors committees will be established through an election in October. Yearly positions in the Honors College Student Government, Event Planning Committee, and a Recruitment Committee are three of the soon-to-be organi-
zations that the Honors College is establishing. Because only students can hold positions, this will directly influence the future
“As long as there is attendance at events and there are responses to e-mails, there is a lot of opportunity for doing what students want.” decisions of the Honors College. Some of this year’s requested events were discussed at last Wednesdays social.
There will be events geared towards many different people. Those interested in sports can look forward to attending a football game at MetLife Stadium, touring MetLife Stadium, visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and attending a Yankees game. Events that are geared towards the arts are attending Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and other plays that may be of interest. Event times and locations will be determined later this year. “As long as there is attendance at events and there are responses to emails regarding to the events there is a lot of opportunity for doing what students want,” said Chiffriller. One of this year’s incentives to encourage students to attend at least five events hosted by the
honors college is an Honors College sweatshirt. There is a greater interest in creating a more technology driven Honors College. With the creation of a new technology committee, the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the college might provide a new form of news for the students in addition to the emails and online newsletter that they will be receiving. The newsletter will cover both past and future events. There is even an event dedicated to the technological advancements, “ TheiPad and iPhone Event” that will help students learn to shoot videos and edit them for the Honors College website. With all of the new advancements the Honors College looks forward to a year of student development and change.
Opinion Sara Moriarty
Opinion Editor Sara.Moriarty@pace.edu
Peer Leaders, OLs, RAs, and other campus leaders are held to certain standards, especially when it comes to partying. These faces of Pace pride and rule-following success are not expected to be seen outside of the boundaries of legality. This is understandable for RAs (resident assistants)- they are the enforcers of the rules. An RA who goes to on-campus parties is a hypocrite, and a hypocrite is in danger of losing his/her job at that. RAs should never be spotted at the townhouses with red solo cup in hand. However, it is a different story for Peer Leaders and OLs (orientation leaders). Also held to a high standard, Peer Leaders and OLs are, like RAs, expected to be rule-followers. But, the job of these leaders is not to enforce the rules. Thus, the lines of the peer leader-peer relationship can get a bit tricky. “A peer leader is someone of authority, respect, and responsibility. But, at the same time, we are still teenagers and college students,” sophomore nursing major and peer leader Jennifer Robertson said. In the case of Peer Leaders,
there is nothing in their contract that states they will lose their job if caught partying. Although, they are told not to be buddy-buddy with their freshmen peer students; there is a line that peer leaders are expected not to cross. “Your peer kids will look at you differently if you’re smashed on a Saturday,” Robertson said. “It’s a hard mix. You are someone of authority. People know you’re not perfect, but sometimes there is too high of a standard.” Peer leaders are not rule-enforcers, nor should they be. Thus, keeping the relationship formal should not be necessary. “We already have so many formal relationships with advisors and teachers. It would be good to have a person who is above you, but is also a friend,” freshman education major LeeAnn Reynolds said. “At the houses, one peer leader kept apologizing for being a bad example.” Clearly, peer leaders feel that they are crossing lines that they shouldn’t be- simply by being seen at parties by freshmen. These faces of Pace pride on campus shouldn’t be so worried about being seen by freshmen outside of the classroom or Freshmen Cup events; the job of a leader is to be a source of support and Pace knowledge for freshmen. This isn’t to say that there isn’t any kind of line- this is just to say that the line should not be strict to the
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Leading the Way...
Photo by Danielle Huebner It seems sudents with particular titles cannot escape the fish bowl effect on campus.
point of blatantly ignoring and/or profusely apologizing to underclassmen in public party settings. “I treat my peer leader like any other kid,” said a freshman who chose to remain anonymous, probably because he admitted to not only partying himself, but also to “seeing RA’s, OLs, and peer leaders” at these parties. “The RA was cool. The others (OLs and Peer Leaders) ignored me awkwardly,”
No Excuse to Not Succeed
Photo by Danielle Huebner As students enter into the new semester, some don’t only have to worry about the stress of classes, but also the expectations set forth by family.
Opinion Editor Sara.Moriarty@pace.edu
Parents stress out their college children without even realizing it. The pressure of achieving the American Dream (meaning the dream of material success and happiness) is something that is felt by many Pace students, including myself. “My parents planned out my life for me. I’m afraid I’ll disappoint,” sophomore criminal justice major Mackenzie Ferguson said. The fear of disappointing parents with high expectations is a
fear felt by many at Pace, especially in light of today’s economy. I have recently heard that this generation--ours--will be the first expected to NOT do better than their parents financially. Until recently, it has been the natural trend that children would grow up to do better than their parents. Now, amid this recession and the utterly depressing job market, parents still have the expectation for their children to achieve more. While this is true of many parents, it is especially so for parents who are immigrants; they came to this country with the hopes of having their children taking advantage
of more opportunities. Personally, I am second generation. My grandparents were not able to give all their children the opportunities to receive an education, and my parents are delighted to be able to give me that opportunity. This opportunity comes with the pressure of utilizing my abilities to the max, to succeed in life to an extent that some may think is unreasonable. “I’m glad Sara, you’ll make a million dollars like that. You’ll work somewhere, private sector. I don’t gotta worry bout ya,” said my father in his Bronx/Yonkers accent.
said the freshman. This technically should have been reversed. The RA could potentially lose his or her job for being at the parties. The OL and Peer leaders, on the other hand, should not have felt obligated to apologize for their appearance/state and scurry away so as to not be seen. No matter what the relationship, place, or time, it is more awkward to attempt to cover any mistakes or
ignore someone you know instead of just keeping it together and saying hi. So, keep it together, peer leaders and OL’s. But don’t be afraid to be friendly to the freshmen; it’ll save quite a bit of awkwardness. And good luck remaining partying hypocrites, RAs…although I can’t quite blame you for wanting to break the rules once in a while.
“Sara, go try to be President, ok?” said my grandmother in her Irish accent. I responded to them with a mere smirk and shake of the head, but they both just looked at me more deeply. They weren’t exaggerating about the million dollars. The stress of attempting to have both a bright future and a career of your choosing, simultaneously making “a million dollars,” is an ever-present one. What if I don’t succeed? Who will I let down, beside myself? Do my parents understand that the job market isn’t so great at the moment? Even with a fantastic job market, it would still take quite a while to work up to a million-dollar salary. But, I’m getting an education, so, as my mother put it, “There’s no excuse to be jobless. You just have to be better than everyone.” The pressure’s on. “My siblings failed. My parents say, ‘You’re getting a job. You’re gonna be the one to use your education,’” said sophomore criminal justice major Meaghan Biggs. “My father said I have to make Dean’s List this year. He thinks I have to be better than perfect. I get a 98 on a test, and my dad asks about the other two points,” said sophomore accounting major Besan Bashjawish of her father, who is an immigrant. Clearly, students are experiencing immense pressure from parents. But, despite this pressure, they make sure to stay true to themselves, choosing majors that
their parents may not wholeheartedly approve. “’Why don’t you want to be a doctor, why just a nurse?’ my family will ask me. And they end every phone call with ‘just keep studying,’” said sophomore nursing major Asma Vohra, whose parents are also immigrants. On the other hand, some students I interviewed said they feel no pressure from their parents, only support. “My parents expect that I’m going to do something great, they just don’t know what yet,” said freshman education major LeeAnn Reynolds. This is a great contrast from the life-planning approach of some parents. Either way, the stress to succeed exists for most, if not all students. “I’m my own biggest critic,” said freshman political science major Brandon Donnellan. We either expect or are expected to come out on top. While the job market is a terrifying place, utilizing things such as Career Services (in my opinion, the best part of Pace) can and DOES help Pace students to stand out, and to come closer to realizing that American dream bestowed on us by our parents, or by ourselves. Whether the critic of your work is an unreasonable parent or yourself, just believe that the education you receive at Pace will help you in the future- and make sure you’re happy, because no million-dollar salary is worth it if the job is terrible, no matter what parents might say.
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No DD? Greek Life: Take the Bus-A Skeptic’s Perspective The Pace Bus
Stop for a moment and consider all of the reasons that you, or someone you know, decided to take the dive into one of college’s most widely debated traditions— Greek Life. For many, it’s the promise of solidarity—good friends who will stick it out to the end because they bear the same three letters across their chests (and thus, similar values, I’m told). For others, the appeal of Greek Life is its enforcement of certain standards. Members of fraternities and sororities must be in good academic standing, participate in community service, and be able to communicate and manage interpersonal relationships in order to remain in their organization. And, Greek Life will provide members with leadership opportunities, networking contacts, and an assortment of other personal skills, proponents say. “It’s a great thing to be a part of.” We get it. But why is it that we need to have these arbitrary groups in order to accomplish all of this? Why do students need to subject themselves to the popularity contest that is bidding and pledging and whatever euphemism for hazing in order to take advantage of all of these benefits? And, why is it that we need organizations— brothers and sisters—to keep us in check with responsibilities and behaviors that we should be mature enough to handle on our own? A member of a fraternity posed a certain scenario in order to describe Greek Life’s appeal. He explained that in the real world when a group of friends has conflict, that conflict has the potential to escalate and also to destroy the relationship to the point of no repair. But in a fraternity, such conflict would be hashed out before a judicial board, so as to ensure no friendships were broken and that all parties were held accountable for their actions. Fair enough. He added that members of fra-
ternities and sororities typically go above and beyond average students in their academics, campus involvement, and, especially, their philanthropies. Sounds good. But let’s pretend for a second that we’re all legal adults and that being able to resolve issues with our peers and do our homework without being told are things that we should have mastered in high school. The fact that 20-somethingyear-old humans are still dependent upon some insubstantial union to behave the way they’re supposed to seems kind of silly, doesn’t it? So much of Greek Life’s glamorization is dependent upon this cynical anticipation that students can’t make it by themselves. To say that without Greek Life, a student will not be able to manage their academics or have the personal initiative to participate in community outreach programs is very belittling. It assumes very low standards of individual ambition and independence, both of which should have been present in order for the student to be considered for admittance into the university in the first place. And, to say that students can only be corrected and molded into such individuals with help from a fraternity or sorority is kind of— what’s the word?—pompous. Certainly, being a member of a non-Greek campus organization could provide you with the same leadership and communication skills. But it’s missing the camaraderie, is it? This same unnamed fraternity member stated that fraternities and sororities sort out students with other people of ‘their kind.’ Members of X fraternity are notoriously this, and members of Y sorority tend to be that. Greek Life places people where they belong. I understood this idea very well. In fact, it reminded me a lot of another social institu-
tion—high school cliques. I was instantly transported back to that dance number from High School Musical or the cafeteria layout in Mean Girls, where the jocks and the band geeks and the nerds were all filed accordingly. It’s possible that this comparison is extreme, but the concept remains true. As preteens, we all found our kind without the Greek alphabet, and, I’d venture to say that this same unspoken group isolation would continue to exist in college if fraternities and sororities weren’t there to enforce them. Perhaps brotherhood and sisterhood has the stigma of being more permanent; you’re together for life, and, for some, beyond the grave. But, what does that say about our ability to create lasting relationships as individuals? And, why should a person have to feel automatically bonded to someone else because of something as frivolous as the same letters? For many, I’d say this desire for lifelong friends through Greek Life stems from personal insecurities—a longing for acceptance and a need to be a part of something. I’d also go out on a limb and say that most individuals who pledge chose to do so based on a positive partying experience at the townhouses rather than the desire to enhance their résumé. I should probably clarify that I do not “hate” Greek Life, and I’m not writing this because I’m bitter about not getting a bid last semester as I’ve never aspired to do so. Sorority life is, in fact, something I’ve frequently and seriously contemplated, and I think the profits people talk about (and that I’ve somewhat mocked) are entirely legitimate. You will gain all of these things by being a member of a Greek organization. But you definitely don’t have to be. And, you most certainly should be capable of possessing the same skills and utilizing the same benefits independent of your fraternity or sorority. So, to those who have spread the campus-wide propaganda to “Go Greek,” don’t be so presumptuous about your student body’s capabilities, or lack thereof. They can achieve the same greatness without you. And, for those of you who use your fraternity or sorority as an excuse or motive to be the respectable, well-rounded person that you’re supposed to be, I refer you to a new Latin motto: sistite.
Opinion Editor Sara.Moriarty@pace.edu
The bus schedule- a source of unnecessary anxiety for all….but not on the weekends. The new bus schedule has two separate routes, both with stops at Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville, and Briarcliff. Simple enough. But the times are what everyone at Pace is still getting used to, with buses going straight from campus to campus coming every 45 minutes, and buses going from town to the two campuses departing around every 45 minutes as well on the weekdays. This means that students may have to wait a while to get to class if they miss a bus; no more assurance of a bus coming in less than 20 minutes. Miss the bus, miss class. While the weekday bus schedule is taking some adjustment, the weekend bus schedule has been made far more convenient with one route and buses departing from all three locations every half hour from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. No more being stranded in your friend’s dorm or the parking lot of North for an hour until the next weekend night bus! This should make for easier Saturday night excursions. It is strange that Pace would make the weekend bus schedule more convenient, however. Perhaps this is to alleviate any drunk-
driving mishaps, or to encourage students to go to any Pace-sponsored events on weekends. It will be easier for students to take the train home and back from the Pleasantville train station with the knowledge that there will be a bus at Memorial Plaza. But more frequent buses might encourage more frequent underage drinking- students of Pace now know that they will have a ride to the bar or the other campus throughout the night, and a ride home a half-hour past midnight, without having to wait for a late-night cab. The wait for a cab could be anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, all depending on nightly circumstances. Knowing that there is a bus at 12:30 is a source of assurance; if drunken shenanigans ensue, you can scurry away from the scene and fetch a ride back home with minimal stress. But if you miss the bus for class…. well, you may as well just stay in your room rather than show up 45 minutes late. That is, unless there’s some bus scheduled to come in less than 20 minutes… man, it was nice to have the 20-minute assurance every weekday. Good to know I can get smashed at the bar and then get home safely, though. (Not to say that I actually go to bars and drink, or that any of you do.)
Photo from Pace.edu Pace’s bus schedule has changed to accommodate student complaints from last year, however, the reception to these changes has been mixed.
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Pace Alumni to Present at Health 2.0 Convention ...Continued from Page 1 company,” Chris Gaur said. “We paired up with Pace to develop a software that is able to assist elderly patients with checking blood pressure, weight, and even blood oxygen.” Seeing the great need in innovative healthcare services for the elderly, Vital Care Services is primarily focused on the New York area. Growing up in the city, the Gaur brothers, noticed the diverse socioeconomic communities, which aided them in developing software that is applicable to persons of different backgrounds. “There is a barrier between the elderly and technology,” Chris Gaur said. “So we try to adapt our technology to what they need. So after a couple of weeks, they get use to the technology and use it for themselves.” The money from the PILOT Health Tech project has gone to hiring students, development, and hardware. Pace students have had the opportunities to actually gain practice on this innovative healthcare practice and
have been trained to teach older adults the new technology. “Being part of my generation, I find it humbling when hearing the seniors say “thank you” and thanking us for coming down and caring for them,” Gaur said. “Technology does scare them, but this technology has been helpful.” Although a majority of the students from Pace that are involved in this new initiative do come from the Manhattan campus, they are looking to expand their horizons. “We are trying and are looking into expanding back up to Westchester,” Gaur said. “TeleHealth has been around, but also students are the ones administering the care when they take vitals and help elders learn how to us the technology.” Preparing the project for the Health 2.0 presentation, the biggest change that has been made is allowing the software to be accessible form any tablet, rather than being bounded to just one. The lead contact from Pace has been PhD Jean F. Coppola, of the Seidenburg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. “After I graduated, I noticed she had a program going on. We
Photo provided by Chris Gaur Gaur’s software aims at bridging the technological and generational gap. actually became a brand of computer generation course,” Chris Gaur said. “It’s truly an honor.” As a Pace alumni who was able to use the contacts he gained from his experience at Pace, Gaur plans on being a contact himself for other students who are looking for opportunities. “We will be looking to hire
people since we want to expand to Westchester,” Gaur said. “Sometimes you have to jump in and take the risk. Sometimes it’s hard, but what made me succeed was to network with administration and faculty.” Gaur has used a simple mindset to help further his entrepreneurial ambitions.
“Find a problem to fix, and then find a solution,” Gaur said. Gaur plans on presenting to the Pace Pleasantville campus Thursday, Oct. 17 at 8:00 AM on healthcare and technology in celebration to the 50 year anniversary of the Pleasantville campus.
What Else is New? Katie Szilagyi
Health Editor Kaitylyn.M.Szilagyi@pace.edu
Due to the suggestions and concerns of Pace students in the spring 2013 semester, Chartwells has modified and added several options in Kessel for the benefit of student health and satisfaction. Previous complaints made by students regarding Kessel’s cafeteria ranged from food-related illness to lack of variety. Students made the Administrative Task Force aware of their concerns with insufficient dietary options for kosher, gluten-free, or organic products, long waits for food, cross-contamination through the repeated use of utensils, and less than friendly customer service practices. As soon as one enters the Kessel cafeteria, one will notice several differences from the previous academic year, both aesthetic and dietary. The grill and deli stations have both been redecorated with modified menus and brighter color schemes. Beyond looks, there is now a Latin American station, a gluten-free station, and more organic and all-natural products. There is now a plethora of new items, as well as new combo meals and $5
dollar deals, because Chartwells understands that meals are expensive for students. Thus far, students seem to notice and are appreciative. “I know there’s an obvious difference. The new look is nice, and having more options is always good,” senior applied psychology major Joshua Molyneaux said. “The premium food is a particularly nice touch, but it’s really expensive. Having food that people can get for themselves is excellent, so that we don’t have to wait there for long amounts of time anymore.” Other students agree that the new additions to Pace dining is more accommodating. “I like what they have done. I like that the grill is now buffet style, so people can pick out the amount of food they want.” sophomore biology major Shaina Weir said. “Some of the more organic products taste really good from what I have tried, and it is a good change. As for the Wellness Wednesdays, it’s definitely a healthier choice. Overall I think it is a nice and enjoyable change.” Khara Potter, Assistant Food Service Director and Catering Director for Chartwells, has been working with Chartwells seven years and has been at Pace for two years. She has noticed student reactions as well.
Photo by Alexa Lauro The Master Plan won’t be the only noticeable change made this year. The Kessel cafeteria already features a newly renovated dining experience “There are a few hiccups here and there, but we try and fix them…[Students] love it.” Potter said. As for the previous cases of foodborne illness listed off in SGA meetings and discussed thoroughly with Chartwells last semester, there have fortunately
been no reported cases of foodrelated illness thus far this semester. Should any concerns or instances arise; students always have the option to inform the Administrative Task Force by contacting Vice President of Administration, Ashley Lora. Kessel also has a suggestion box
for students who would rather remain anonymous or who might feel uncomfortable addressing concerns in person. “We do listen to what [students] say, and we do try to make changes for the better because we are here for them,” Potter said.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Page 9 tant Athletic Director for Facilities and Recreation. Pouncey chooses the courses offered in the aerobics room. His method for choosing which courses to provide students can be summed up with a few simple questions. What are other facilities offering? What is Pace capable of providing? What are the new fads in classes being offered at other gyms? What instructors are available? This last question is the reason there is only one yoga class being offered this semester; one of the previous yoga instructors had a scheduling conflict with another job. A senior psychology student, who wishes to remain anonymous, attended her first Zumba class just this past week and found it to be a welcoming environment. “I thought it was very fun. I would go again,” she said. “I can’t recommend it because then more people would go and see how bad I am. The instructor tried to make it very fun and non-intimidating, even for beginners like me who fall on their asses.” The demographic of people who utilize the gym and the aerobics room are Pace students. During off-seasons like the holi-
Health Editor Kaitylyn.M.Szilagyi@pace.edu
In a time when gym memberships are both popular and expensive, Pace students ought to take advantage of the courses offered and provided, as part of their tuition, by the Goldstein Fitness Center. In the spring 2013 semester, The Pace Chronicle printed an article regarding the abundance of yoga classes being offered in the Goldstein Fitness Center’s aerobics room, remarking that perhaps the fitness center was endorsing the recent, rising interest in yoga as a method of exercise and stress relief. This fall 2013 semester, the list of courses being offered in the aerobics room includes only one yoga course. In addition, the aerobics room is hosting courses for body sculpting/conditioning, cardio, interval workouts, kickboxing, and Zumba. There is certainly no shortage of options for students to monopolize. “Zumba is a very popular aerobics class offered right now,” said Jeremy R. Pouncey, Assis-
Take What You Can Get
Photo by Alexa Lauro The Goldstein Gym features a variety of fitness classes available to all Pace students. days, the attendance is much lower than during the semester. Because students are the primary utilizers of the fitness center, it makes sense that the athletic department is open to any ideas or inputs students may have regard-
ing the classes being offered in the aerobics room. Fitness classes generally range between thirty and forty dollars a class. Here at Pace, students do not have to bear the burden of this cost in order to pursue
their own health and fitness. “Classes are free, they are available upon walk-in, and I encourage students to get involved,” Pouncey said.
campus, fine arts are now only able to be studied for a minor. Additionally, most of the classes being offered on the Pleasantville campus are only at the 100 level. Pace students interested in furthering their art courses or pursuing a fine arts major can still find these programs at the New York City campus. Professor Mark Cassata of the arts department thinks the decrease of courses comes from an increase in the minimum amount of students required to run a class. Both Jones and Cassata agree that the mandatory electives and core classes heavily rely on the art department. “We have the welcome center, and it’s filled with our art, but when a potential student inquires about our art programs, we have to turn them down,” said Jones. But the changes don’t stop there. According to Cassata, the campus is preparing to move the entire department out of Paton House and into an area of Wilcox Hall and other buildings as well. “It is difficult and confusing because Paton House was designed to be used as an art fa-
cility,” said Cassata. “Tons of equipment and materials are going to have to get moved across campus.” According to Cassata, the art department is in the perfect location. “We are close to not only the environmental center, but also other scenic areas like Choate. I often assign still life assignments to my students that require these locations,” Cassata said. Though the department has been notified of the upcoming changes, few other details have been provided to them according to Cassata. He further expressed a desire for more improved communication regarding the upcoming changes. “We are an art department. Our job is to focus on detail and when we aren’t given the information we need, we start to get worried,” said Cassata. According to the Master Plan these changes will go into effect at the end of the Spring 2014 semester.
Entertainment More Changes for the Arts
Photo by Jonathan Alvarez As fine arts majors disappear from the Pleasantville campus, Paton hall seems to be heading the same route. Derek Kademian
Entertainment Editor Derek.H.Kademian@pace.edu
Last spring, all of the dark room equipment from Paton House was moved to the city
campus, forcing the transition from print to digital photography. Now, Pace University’s fine arts department will be preparing for more changes. According Yvette Jones, the staff assistant for the art courses
at Paton House, their last student studying fine arts for as their major is about to graduate, eliminating the fine arts program on the Pleasantville campus. While art courses will still be available on the Pleasantville
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Bored on Campus? Derek Kademian
Entertainment Editor Derek.H.Kademian@pace.edu
The catch phrase around campus seems to be “There’s nothing to do around here.” Many students at Pace agree that there isn’t sufficient entertainment for residents; at the same time many disagree. Most major universities, and even small colleges, host several campus events and programs to provide students with opportunity for involvement. Some schools have solid athletic programs that encourage students to rally behind them and others have sporadic concerts throughout the year. It seems that Pace has stepped away from events like these, aiming for geared towards smaller events that are largely ignored. According to a survey, 52 percent of Pace students would say
that there is lack of entertainment on campus. The other 48 percent disagreed with this idea. “I think people know about events, they’re just to lazy to go to them,” junior political science major Kevin Bencosme said. With this attitude in mind, Pace is presented with the new problem of encouraging students to get involved. Pace isn’t going to be able to make people go events, but they can make them more aware. In the same survey, over twothirds of students believed that students were simply unaware of the events going on. “If you walk into Kessel on any given day, you have dozens of flyers for different meetings and other events but the chances of you actually looking at them, let alone going to event is slim to none,” senior business major Steve Druan said A few years ago, Pace created
the “Flush Flash,” a brief summary of weekly events in the form of a calendar that would be posted in bathrooms in order to eliminate this issue of indifference. Other groups have taken advantage of social media in order to tell students about upcoming events and meetings. Student Development and Campus Activities (SDCA) recently launched a Twitter account to keep students informed of events. The Twitter account provides updates whenever activities are taking place on campus, and also provides links for students to register and sign up for future events. Students who are unaware of campus activities are encouraged to visit the SDCA page on the Pace University, follow SDCA_PLV on Twitter, or check their e-mails for weekly programming updates.
Photo from Tumblr.net Does a racial divide exist at on and off campus parties?
Does Your Race Indicate Where You Party? Derek Kademian
Entertainment Editor Derek.H.Kademian@pace.edu
Photo by Danielle Huebner Students frequently have events and programs on campus like the poster event pictured above. However, many seem not to take advantage of such activities.
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In 2011, Pace was listed by Newsweek as the #14 party school in the country. Thisdescription seems to express an image of all students raging together in harmony. But when students walk into Paulie’s, the Wilcox gym, or aimlessly wander around the townhouse parties, it is evident that the campus is not so unified. In the past several years, Pace has become increasingly more diverse, however, the stereotypical profiles of students at the surrounding party venues are still very homogenous. Senior information technologies major Gina Pittore said, “People in general want to hang out with people they can relate to.” Even during campus-wide outings like Townhouse Day, one can’t help but notice the lack of culture meshing. “The townhouses definitely
have the most diversity in ethnicity as opposed to Wilcox parties and the bars,” senior finance major Mike Metesan said. In a poll of Pace students, these perceptions seemed to be unanimously made: Caucasian students go to Paulie’s or Michaels, African American and Hispanic students go to Victor’s or Wilcox parties, and the townhouses are considered to be the melting pot. Wilcox parties commonly receive a bad reputation from students. “I’ve never been to a Wilcox party and I don’t really think I’ll ever get around to it,” junior nursing major Sara Annese said. This stigma about Wilcox parties is usually in reference to high freshmen attendance. Senior information technologies major Gregory Stevenson acknowledged this generalization, but felt optimistic about recent events. “Wilcox parties have definitely improved since the last time I went, and it seems like it’s only going to get better,” Stevenson said.
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Big Dreams for a California Girl Natalia Alvarez Pagan Sports Editor
Being far away from home can be tough, but when you are chasing your dreams, it’s worth it. Sitting on a picnic table outside her townhouse, soccer player Paloma Martinez, a senior with a major in journalism and a minor in philosophy, talked about her aspirations of becoming a journalist. She came to New York because of the opportunities, but she is a California girl at heart, and hopes to work in the big city of Los Angeles, the place she calls home. “I would love to work for MTV Network or the E! Network,” said Martinez, who is a transfer student from Mount San Antonio College. “I saw Guiliana Rancic on E! Network one day and I just kind of told myself ‘that’s it, that’s what I want to do.’” Being someone that enjoys meeting new people, Martinez seems to have picked the right profession. One of her goals is to get to interview superstar Kanye West. “I love music and I love Kanye West,” Martinez said. “The thing about Kanye is that he is just such a powerful influence in everything he does. When he comes up with something, he changes the entire music industry. He is kind of the Michael Jackson of the rap/hip-
Natalia Alvarez Pagan Sports Editor
For many, a huge part of being a sports fan is showing pride for one’s team, supporting them through the highs and lows of a season. For Shannel Lewis, coach for the Pace spirit squad, showing your school pride is all about supporting your team and school, and enjoying the experience along the way. “I take a lot of honor in being able to represent the school, the athletic department and just everything that Pace stands for,” said Lewis, who has been at Pace for two years. “Being with the cheer squad, I feel like we are
hop world.” Although she’s always been a fan of music and of West, she didn’t always know that she wanted to be a journalist. Since her high school days in Diamond Bar, California, Martinez thought that she wanted to become an athletic trainer when she was older. But once she found out that there was a lot of math and anatomy involved in that choice, Martinez decided to steer clear. “I absolutely hate math,” said Martinez, who hopes to be working at a TV or Radio station after she graduates. “It really got down to the point where I said that anything that had to do with math was out of the question. That is one of the reasons I picked journalism, because there is no math involved. But I was always good at English, so I figured journalism would be good for me.” Besides music, another one of Martinez’s interests is sports. She has been playing soccer since she was seven years old, something that she was somewhat forced into. “My family is from Peru and soccer is huge over there, so it was really kind of one of those things that you just had no choice,” Martinez said. Martinez played many different sports growing up. She said she played “pretty much everything” in middle school, and in high school she was a part not only of the soccer team, but also a of the track and cross country teams. But soccer has always
in the front-line when it comes to supporting the school and the teams and just getting the fans pumped at the games.” With the home opener, Lewis was looking for the squad to have a strong start to the sports season. “The home opener is really the first opportunity to really showcase our stuff and I am really looking forward to doing just that,” said Lewis, who was a cheerleader in high school, and now is part of many intermural teams at Pace. “We’ve been practicing since Aug., so we always look to have a strong presence and make all that hard work pay off. We only have four home games with the football team, so we look to make each one count.”
Photo by Danielle Huebner Hailing from Diamond Bar, California, Paloma Martinez aspires to become a journalist one day.
been her favorite, though there is one thing about it that she cannot stand. “I hate the running, I can tell you that,” said Martinez, jokingly. “But what I do love about it is that there is never a dull moment. Every single game, something always happens that is just amazing, and you get to witness
it as a player or as a fan. There is always someone that steps up when you wouldn’t expect them to. Like how we had been losing a game the other day, and though we had so many opportunities to score goals, we just didn’t score at all. But Fabiana [Rebecca, sophomore from Glendale, New York], came into the game with
four minutes left and she just scored a bunch of goals and won us the game.” For now, Martinez will continue to play soccer. The next home game for the Setters will be Tue., Sep. 24 against Assumption.
Bleeding Blue and Gold Lewis and the spirit squad did just that on Sat. at the Setters home opener. With their energetic squad and fun routines, the squad was able to get the crowd going, on what ended up being a 48-27 loss to the American Int’l Yellow Jackets. But Lewis, who also works as a personal trainer and fitness coordinator in various towns along the tri-state area, just hopes that the squad can bring a “wow” factor to every performance. “We try to come up with different routines every year, and we just want to get the crowd energized and ready for the game,” said Lewis, who graduated from the University of Nevada, Las
Vegas. “I also want to make sure that the girls show off their skills with fun stunts. We have a lot of gymnasts and dancers on the squad so I am always looking for ways to incorporate that into our routines.” With those fun routines, Lewis and the squad are certainly able to create a fun game-day experience for the crowd and the team. But it’s not just at games that the squad shows it’s Pace pride. The spirit squad does other events as well, such as appearing during freshman orientation over the summer. “I love going to all sorts of events with the squad, especially freshman orientation, which was
a lot of fun,” Lewis said. “We also went to another school to perform for some special needs kids, and that was a great experience as well.” No matter where they are, Lewis and the spirit squad always bring energy to everything, showcasing their Pace pride wherever they go. Students can also show their Pace pride with Blue and Gold Fridays, where they have a chance to win a $50 gift card. All they have to do is take a pic of themselves wearing their blue and gold and tweet it to the official Pace Athletics Twitter.
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SPORTS SETTERS FALL AT HOME OPENER
Photo from PaceSettersAthletics.com Pace’s football team loses their third game of the season.
Natalia Alvarez Pagan Sports Editor
On a gloomy Sat. afternoon, the crowd was pumped and the team excited, but ultimately the Setters were unable to beat the American Int’l Yellow Jackets at the Pace Home Opener, as the Setters lost the game by a score of 48-27. The Setters made a run in the first half of the game, after being down 27-0 by the second quarter, as running back Delaney Wallace, a freshman from Moorestown, New Jersey, made a 27 yard running play to score the first touchdown for the Setters. Pace got closer as quarterback Antwan Washington made a one-yard play to score the second touchdown for the Setters, pulling within 14, which ended up being the smallest deficit. By halftime, the Setters seemed to have all the momentum going towards them, as they were down by just two touchdowns, losing by a score of 3420, and head coach Chris Dapolito could see it.
“I think we competed a lot better than we did last week,” Dapolito said. “Unfortunately we weren’t able to capitalize on some mistakes and we just weren’t able to get it done today.” The Setters had several opportunities to score, especially with American Int’l’s several turnovers. The Yellow Jackets had two turnovers in the third quarter, giving the Setters more chances to score, but they were unable to get the ball to the end zone, as the neither team ended up scoring. The fourth quarter was a different story, however. Kevin Arduino, quarterback for the Yellow Jackets, made a 27-yard pass to receiver Stephen Davis, to score another touchdown for American Int’l. With Jared Husley’s kick, the Jackets increased their lead to 41-27. The Setters tried to inch a bit closer once again, as Cameron Davis, a junior from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, caught a 35 yard pass from Washington, to cut the deficit to 41-27. The crowd cheered as the Setters got closer. But the excitement was short lived, for three minutes later the
Photo by Danielle Huebner The Setters huddle before a a play during the first half of the game.
Yellow Jackets scored their last touchdown of the game, with Shervon Barthelmy making a 16yard run, arriving the final score of 48-27. The Setters made it in an exciting game, but ultimately it was the Yellow Jackets that were
able to make the most plays.With the next game at Merrimack, head coach Dapolito looks for his team to prepare a little better in order to hopefully get a win. “We weren’t able to score on some plays today, and I think that for next week we just need
to prepare a bit better, have a better practice, and just go out there and win the game,” Dapolito said. After two weeks on the road, the next home game for the Setters will be on Sat., Oct. 12 against Bentley.