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Pace University, Pleasantville/Briarcliff Manor, NY
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
First Community Meeting of 2012 Follow-ups from last semester answered
Forced into Sexile, page 6 40 Acres & a Macbook
Photo by Michael Oleaga/The Pace Chronicle Photos by Samantha Finch/The Pace Chronicle The Community Meeting on Feb. 22 attracted top Pace administrators such as President Stephen J. Friedman, who missed last semester’s Community Meeting.
Racism in Lin-bo, Page 6 Feature: Page 2
The first Community Meeting of 2012 featured the usual mix of concerns about dining services, security, and the hours of the Mortola Library.
Although the meeting didn’t immediately raise questions or concerns from those in attendance, junior communications students and Student Association (SA) President Kayla Turner used the first quarter to ask follow up questions that were raised in the Pre-Community Meeting of Feb.
“There’s still a lot of complaints about the mold in the bathrooms of Martin [Hall] and North [Hall], so we just request that someone from [Residential Life] just do random walkthroughs of the halls, just to see and experience what the students experience
when they are living in there,” said Turner. In response to Turner, University Director of Physical Plant William Link said he’s aware of the situation and looked into the
Continued on Page 3 “Community Meeting Wrap-up”
A Global Movement for the Pace Community Bringing Rio to Pace, with the Rio+20 Challenge
News Editor Samantha.Finch@pace.edu
ΦΣΣ :Sexy Leg Competition
Opinion: Page 7
The “Perfect” Water
Based on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) scheduled to occur this June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, plans are underway for Pace to host their very own model Rio+ 20 conference in April to help the students “Think globally, Act Locally.” Political science professor Dr. Gregory Julian created the idea of a Rio+20 at Pace conference during the fall 2011 semester, and tentatively called it the “Rio+20 Challenge.” Looking to advance the theme of Global Citizenship set forth by the deans at Pace, Dr. Julian was looking for a way to translate that theme in a way the student body could receive with ease. The current plans for the Rio+20 Challenge conference
includes gathering students from the tri-state area to participate with Pace students in the Willcox Gym on April 20. “I am trying to have them engage in a dialogue about an implementing theme of thinking globally and acting locally. So, we are thinking globally about Rio+20, how are we going to act locally?” said Julian. “I am trying to bring schools together and to see the local application and to see how they can make an impact on their world locally.” Julian hopes to use this activity to demonstrate that each school or college has motivation to implement standards of sustainable living and development. Four students are working diligently to coordinate the set up and spread the outreach of the conference in Willcox Gym. Support for the Rio+20 Challenge has been positive from the Office of Student Success, the Earth Month committee, and has already at-
tracted professors to include their students in participating in the one-day conference. Senior political science student Noelle Randrianarivony is one of the student coordinators for the Rio+20 Challenge and serves as a liaison between Pace and the United Nations, who are aware of Pace’s initiative. “The Rio+20 Challenge is important for college students form the metro area to be able to have a dialogue about sustainable
Continued on Page 3 “Rio+20 Challenge”
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Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Strut It for the Sexy Leg Competition The Pace Chronicle Editorial Staff
Samantha Finch News Editor
Michael Oleaga Editor-in-Chief
Phi Sigma Sigma was looking for students with “sexy legs” and the confidence to strut them across stage for their first ever Sexy Leg Competition last Friday night. Contestants were eligible to win a $100 gift card and forever be known for having the sexiest legs on campus. The night began with the crucial setup that was the basis for the idea of the competition. With a little bit of duct tape and wooden poles, the sisters of the international sorority hung cotton sheets horizontally across the stage in Gottesman Room of the Kessel Student Center. Sheets also lined the waiting area and were designed to hide the identity of each contestant. Only the legs of each contestant were visible to the audience; the only parts of their bodies the participants would be judged on. The first section of the com-
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Photo by Samantha Finch/The Pace Chronicle On the stage in the Gottesman Room of the Kessel Student Center, contestants for Phi Sigma Sigma’s inaugural Sexy Leg Competition, cosponsored with UPC. petition required each of the 13 contestants to “walk” across the stage, only stopping to pose and emphasize their legs when possible.
The second part of the competition required each contestant to “run” across the stage, a bit more of a difficult task. As the first contestant went, his performance
left many people shocked and caused the wall of sheets to fall
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What’s Making News Beyond Campus? Samantha Finch News Editor
WASHINGTON D.C., - A new report from the United Nations states that though Iran has “accelerated its uranium enrichment program,” American analysts still believe there is evidence to support the theory that Iran proceeded to build a nuclear bomb. Information gathered by American spy agencies is extremely consistent with intelligence findings from 2007. Additionally, the findings were reaffirmed in a 2010 National Intelligence Estimate. According to both former and current officials based on information gather formed the conclusion that Iran abandoned its nuclear weapon program many years ago. While many officials believe they are moving to toward that path but haven’t officially made the decision, some criticize the findings stating that Iran has made great efforts in the most difficult step in forming nuclear bombs by finding uranium. ROME, Italy - A Milan court threw out a bribery case against former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi last Saturday. The reason for throwing out the case has been stated to be the expiration of the statues of limitations and the continuous long run of seeming invincible to conviction. Berlusconi had been accused of bribing a tax lawyer to withhold his testimony. The trial began in March 2007, with both Berlusconi and his lawyers maintaining his innocence. The legal team of Berlusconi claims that the courts were pressing for his conviction – and called a plethora of hearings despite the possibility of Statute of Limitations coming into play. SANA, Yemen - Yemen’s first new President in more than 30 years was sworn into office last Saturday. The new president is now facing the challenging task of taking over a country with a struggling economy, violent separatist movements, and active members of al-Qaeda and Islamist Militants controlling large areas of land. The new President, Abed Rabu Mansour Hadi, is the former Vice President of the country. Yemenis are hopeful for a new start and new government after a year of antigovernment protest. HAITI - Facing another setback, Haiti’s Prime Minister Garry Conille resigned after an increase in tension between himself and President Michel Martelly. Haiti, still recovering from the January 2010 earthquake, has been suffering from political troubles. Conille served only four months in office and was Martelly’s third choice - the only choice accepted by the Parliament. Diplomats are now urging Martelly and Parliament to move quickly for the country needs to work on fixing the damage of the country not only physically, but politically and economically as well.
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Community Meeting Wrap-up
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tending the hours of the computer resource center during finals was achieved last semester and will continue for this semester. The closure of the cafeteria on Presidents’ Day was a concern from one student, who didn’t feel that students were notified enough about it. The resident district manager for Chartwells, Toby Chenette, stated there were notifications around the cafeteria within the Kessel Student Center. Chenette asked if sending blast emails to students would be helpful, and was recommended by Dean for Students Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo to utilize SA Vice President of Programming Crystal Norwood’s weekly Events and Announcements email as a way to communicate with the Pace community. On the topic of blast emails, Pace President Stephen J. Friedman asked students in attendance, “How many students here open blast emails?” The response was met with a Photo by Samantha Finch/The Pace Chronicle Interim Provost Harriet Feldman (left) and Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative majority of students in attendance raising their hands. Friedman then Officer William McGrath at the Community Meeting. bathrooms. According to Link Officer Thomas Hull stated stu- way which is open for students asked how many don’t open the there is still “some black spots,” dents could use the Pace Informa- to join by contacting Turner at emails, which was met with no response; Friedman returned the although not believed to be mold, tion Center, formerly known as Kayla.D.Turner@pace.edu. but it will be taken care of during the University Switchboard, by “There have been issues with microphone back to Weishaus. Security was another main spring break. dialing 311 for any questions. the elevators in Miller and LienOrganizations structure was Senior Vice President and hard, that was mentioned at the discussion for students, includquestioned by Turner, stating Chief Administrative Officer last meeting, and during this up- ing junior nursing student Desma there are students who are un- William McGrath commented coming spring break, we’ll be Roberts who had her iPad stolen aware of who to contact and many on follow-ups of the previous doing maintenance which will from Mortola, and asked if camtimes students are redirected to Community Meeting. In regards hopefully significantly reduce the eras could be installed in the lipeople they don’t know. Vice to transportation, a transporta- number of problems on those,” brary. University Security DirecPresident and Chief Information tion committee has been under- said McGrath, adding that extor Vincent Beatty stated that a proposal has been underway for cameras in the library, especially if Mortola does become 24 hours. Interim Provost Harriet Feldman followed up on the 24-hour library situation, and stated that it’s still in discussions and if it’s affordable. Returning to security, students commented on entrance three being open during the weekdays and the potential hazard it may be for the Pace community, another student commented on how entrance three security guards question some Pace students as they drive through the gate despite having a parking decal. Beatty defended the situation with entrance three on weekdays, and stated that security guards should not stop cars with the Pace parking decal unless there are other passengers in the vehicle. Other concerns included the cost of food for Chartwells and the cost of education materials despite students paying $50,000 in tuition.
Rio+20 Challenge ...continued from page 1
Photo by Michael Oleaga/The Pace Chronicle Rio+20 Challenge Student Coordinator Noelle Randrianarivony displays the Challenge Board in her office in Choate. development and what affects us environmentally, socially, and economically worldwide,” said Randrianarivony “The are several preparatory meetings and events taking place all over the world and in the United Nations leading up to the actual conference in June. It’s an exciting and unique opportunity for Pace and the participating students to be able to take part in growth and development negotiations along with the rest of the world. It’s definitely
going to be memorable and I really encourage students to take part in the conference. It’s a moment you can look back to and embrace when you see the world changing 10 years from now.” The students have been involved with the planning of the conference since late January. Graduate student in the Masters in Public Administration program Maricruz Retana is another student coordinator for the Rio+20 Challenge and is respon-
sible for outreach and research for the conference. “Through this event I hope students and the university as a whole understand the importance of sustainable development,” said Retana. “Sustainable development affects every part of our economy, society, and culture. Through the Rio+20 Challenge we are not only introducing these important issues to Pace but also are encouraging students and faculty/staff to be engaged in it and
make an impact.” With a goal of 150 students from different schools across the area, Julian and student coordinators, Pace will host Rio+20 with intention to change the world, one town at a time. For more information on the Rio+20 Challenge, visit www. tinyurl.com/rio20challenge, or contact Dr. Julian at gjulian@ pace.edu.
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Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Teacher Feature: Dr. Theresa Lant
Photo by Michael Oleaga/The Pace Chronicle University of Michigan alum turned Lubin School of Business professor, Dr. Theresa Lant, this week’s Teacher Feature. Alexandra Silver
Feature Editor Alexandra.R.Silver@pace.edu
Growing up, Dr. Theresa Lant witnessed her father work his way up in the auto industry from loading trucks to middle management. It was through his eyes she saw how working-class people were treated and she wanted to change that by researching and teaching how to make the workplace better. Two years after being employed at Pace, she has. Lant had to learn first-hand how hard it was to be successful right out of college, something that students today can relate too. “When I graduated [from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor] in the early ‘80s, Michi-
gan’s economy was in a deep recession,” said Lant. “I had been working at U of M hospital during college, so I started to work there full time. It was pretty bad – people with graduate degrees doing clerical work.” Lant is a first generation American and the first person in her family go get a Ph.D degree, so she felt a little pressure. Lant had majored in speech communication and theater and knew two things: she wanted to be a professor and she wanted to get out of Warren, Michigan, a place, she said, is located five miles from where the Eminem movie 8 Mile was filmed and a pretty accurate depiction. Lant was dedicated to follow her dream so she applied to several Ph.D programs and ultimately
enrolled in the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1982. “I drove all of my belongings from Michigan to California, and dragged my boyfriend with me,” said Lant. “I had never seen the Pacific Ocean before. It was awesome.” After Stanford, Lant became a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business for 22 years. In January 2009, Lant joined Pace as a visiting professor before becoming full time in the fall of 2010. Lant’s husband got a great job opportunity working overseas in Abu Dhabi, and since the couple already lived close to the Pleasantville campus, she felt it was the best fit for her instead of commuting to the city every day. Lant is currently an associate
First sexy leg competition ...continued from page 2
Photo by Samantha Finch/The Pace Chronicle Biology student and Alpha Lambda Sigma’s Maria Lentini was proclaimed the winner of Phi Sigma Sigma’s first ever Sexy Leg Competition, with sophomore matriculated with conditions students Sean Smikle as runner-up.
professor of management in the Lubin School of Business and the Director for the new Arts and Entertainment Management (AEM) Program. “I am very excited,” said Lant. “This program provides opportunities for non-business students with an interest in the arts, such as performing arts students, to get a minor in arts and entertainment management (AEM) so they can ‘run the show’ as well as perform in it.” Lant, along with the Lubin School of Business, has applied for New York State approval for an AEM major concentration. She hopes to grow and develop this program in the next five years to make it highly respected and nationally recognized. Lant’s goal is to have students from other coundown. The sisters, laughing and making the most of the situation, reset up the wall, allowing for the rest of the show to continue without issues. As the host, sophomore communications student Emily Riehle and junior political science student Jordan Beberman introduced each contestant as a panel of judges watched intently, taking notes on whose performance they liked the best, and of course, who had the sexist legs. The judges of the competition were responsible to judge each contender and at the end of the night declare the winners. The panel consisted of sociology professor Dr. Marie Werner, graduate students Vincent Birkenmeyer, Alexandra Frye, and Erika Tremblay, and University Panhellenic Council (UPC) President Nyimah Cotton. Junior business management student and Phi Sigma Sigma President Kelsey Weinstein was proud of the turnout of the event. “I definitely want to make it an annual event. I think for a Friday night event and a first time event
tries choose Pace because of this program. Lant’s primary interest is in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and learning; something she says Pace is very supportive of. “I am co-teaching an interdisciplinary course on the Pleasantville campus called the Hudson River Experience,” said Lant. “It has been really fun to collaborate with instructors from Dyson, Seidenberg, the Law School, and the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.” Alongside her teaching career, Lant has a number of publications, including many scientific journal articles and a book called The Business of Culture, which is about the challenges of managing Arts and entertainment business. Lant, however, does not spend her time revolved around her career. Lant has a husband, a son about to graduate from college, a daughter about to graduate from high school, and a dog who is frequently seen around the Pace campus. Lant has learned that it is important to set aside time to do things you love. In her free time, she has done a lot of travelling all over the world; goes hiking with her dog; and is on the Board of Directors of the Little Village Playhouse, which is an educational theater organization located in Pleasantville. There are four things Lant wants students keep in mind while finding their role in the world: “One, do something that is meaningful to you, this will get you through the hard times,” said Lant. “Two, be prepared to learn something new every day for the rest of your life. Three, don’t be afraid to reach beyond what is easy for you, you’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish. Four, don’t be afraid to ask for help.” Lant encourages students to go for what they want and not let anything get in their way. it was a huge success - we need to do it again,” said Weinstein. Sophomore marketing student and Phi Sigma Sigma Fundraising Chair Alissa Demaio stated, “I put in a lot of work to plan the event, but everyone was so helpful and supportive, I think the event was a great success, everyone did a great job and it was fun.” In the end, only one person could be declared the winner of the first Sexy Leg Competition. After a very short deliberation by the judges it was announced that the second place winner was sophomore Sean Smikle. He won a gift card for $40. The first place prize and winner of a $100 American Express gift card went to Alpha Lambda Sigma sister and biology student Maria Lentini, known as “crazy legs” by her sisters. “Winning sexy legs was incredible. I got the name crazy legs from my sisters because of the way my legs move when I dance as [was seen that] night,” said Lentini. “I’m so glad that I got to live up to my name.”
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Be Safe and Wrap It Up! Delis DeLeon
Health Editor Delis.M.DeLeon@pace.edu
Oral sex is defined as touching another person’s genitals with the mouth. Whether you are the one on the giving or receiving end, there is always a risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) unless protection is used. There are many terms used to define oral sex depending on who is the one on the receiving end. If a male is getting oral sex it is called fellatio, however, more commonly known as a “blowjob.” Cunnilingusis the term used to describe when a woman is being given oral sex. And anilingus refers to anal-oral contact. STD’s are caused by bacteria, germs, and viruses. Most are passed through the secretion of fluids such as semen, vaginal fluids, and blood, which can be exchanged during sexual intercourse and oral sex. Although very rare, there are some germs that can be passed through touching. If you are performing oral sex on a male who has an STD, they can be passed through semen and pre-ejaculation. It can also be passed through blood, sores, and bacteria either on the penis or around the genitals.
Likewise, STD’s can be passed when performing oral sex on a female through sores or blood either on or around her genitals or through her vaginal secretions. Those who are giving oral sex are more at risk than the person receiving the act. But individuals who are being given oral sex can contract a disease from a person’s mouth that is infected with syphilis, gonorrhea or herpes. The most common STD’s are herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, and hepatitis B. Although less likely, the risk of contracting Chlamydia, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and human papillomavirus (HPV) is possible. If discovered and treated, most STD’s can be cured and controlled. There are some, however, that cannot be cured and may even be life threatening, including hepatitis B and HIV. If participating in oral-anal sex, there is a risk of passing hepatitis as well as all other STDs that can be passed through oralgenital sex. In order to protect yourself when engaging in this type of behavior, one can cover his/her anus with a latex dam or use a cut condom to cover the area. Not all STD’s show side effects or can be easily detected
which is why engaging in safe sex or choosing to stay abstinent is important. However, if you have engaged in unprotected oral sex, you should visit your physician and get tested. Protection is key! The “wrapit-up” method is just as useful and effective in oral sex as it is in sexual intercourse. If performing oral sex on a man, use latex, non-lubricated condoms each time the act is being performed. Latex dams or cut condoms can be used when giving a female oral sex; both ensure that no fluids are leaked from the barrier used. When asked why most people do not use protection when engaging in oral sex, a senior criminal justice student said “it is because people like the feeling of oral sex without a condom than with one… Oral sex is performed to arouse your partner and to participate in a sexual act other than actual intercourse.” One very crucial thing to do before engaging in oral sex or any sexual behavior is to have a talk with your partner on how the both of you can be safe - when is the last time he/she has been tested, whether he/she has ever had an STD or ever been expose to an STD.
There are many varieties of the product, so despite the fact that some were recalled, there still remains a significant amount available. One of the main concerns associated with the drug is that it is not detected in drug tests therefore making it easier to abuse the substance. John Huffman, who developed these synthetic cannabinoids in the 1990’s, stated in the
the heart muscles are damaged. Although all three had admitted to using marijuana recently, their symptoms did not occur until after smoking K2. Prior to their heart attacks, the teens had been complaining of experiencing chest pains for a several days. THC, unlike K2 shows no correlation to causing heart attacks after use. K2 causes an increase in heart rate and cardiac output that is more severe and dangerous than those caused by THC which is believed to be the
Chemical and Engineering News that the use of synthetic pots is “like playing Russian roulette because, we don’t have toxicity data, we don’t know the metabolites and we don’t know the pharmacokinetics.” The three teens treated at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center showed the presence of troponin which is a chemical that is released when
cause of such heart attacks. There have been many reports and stories similar to this which illustrate that synthetic pot poses a clear and present danger. In some instances, teens have been hospitalized, become mentally ill and have even committed suicide after using the substance. From January to August, the US Poison Control Center has reported a 52 percent increase
Use of Synthetic Pot on the Rise Delis DeLeon
Health Editor Delis.M.DeLeon@pace.edu
Synthetic or “fake” pot is also known as K2, Spice, Blaze, and Red X Dawn has become popular among young Americans. This substance is a mixture of herbs and various synthetic cannabinoids which is often marketed and sold as incense. Synthetic cannabinoids has the same effects as marijuana’s main ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Both activate the cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, in the brain. However synthetic pot has proved to produce more severe and dangerous effects than THC. The product K2, for instance, may cause an increase level of anxiety, hallucinations, seizures, and even psychotic episodes. Pharmacologist David Kroll identified the difference due to the fact that THC is only a “partial antagonist,” whereas synthetic pot products are “full antagonists.” Last November, three boys in Texas experienced heart attacks after smoking K2. Although the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency set an emergency five year ban on five types of synthetic pot in March, it has still become a main concern. Synthetic pot for the most part is legal and easily attainable.
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What Your Body Mass Index Says About You Delis DeLeon
Health Editor Delis.M.DeLeon@pace.edu
Used to measure overweight and obesity, body mass indexes (BMI) can often be misleading. BMI’s are calculated in accordance with one’s weight and height. The formula to calculate BMI is weight in pounds divided by height in inches, multiplied by 703. Having a BMI over 30 is considered a sign of obesity. Doctors believe BMI is an indication for health issues that correlate with being overweight. This includes diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, difficulty breathing, gout, strokes, high blood pressure, and even certain types of cancer. A high body mass index can be misleading for some. Many athletes are often considered overweight and have high BMI’s but they are in great physical shape and contain a huge percentage of lean muscle mass. Some of the athletes who fall victim to this most are football players and wrestlers. Senior finance and economics student Eshawn Armstrong said, “Body mass index is not something I really take into consideration.” As someone who has always been involved in sports, Armstrong has a muscular body type that has caused him to have a BMI that can be considered higher than the “normal” for someone of his height and weight. “Being an athlete, I go to the gym frequently to work out and make sure I stay in shape, espe-
cially when we are in season and attending lifts and practices,” said Armstrong. Another fault with the body mass index is when it is used for older people and those who have lost a large sum of muscle. Unlike overestimating the BMI of an athlete, it has the opposite effect and underestimates the BMI of these individuals. The breakdown of the body mass index is shown in the four categories; underweight, “normal,” overweight, and obesity. A BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight. The “normal” BMI is one that is between 18.5 and 24.9. A BMI of 25.0-29.9 is categorized as overweight and anything above that is considered obesity. One reason why most doctors still use the BMI system is because it is inexpensive and easy to perform. It is a quick screening tool which really only allows one to compare their weight to the population’s average weight. Interestingly, the concept of body mass index for people over the age of 20 is neither age nor gender specific. However, for children, body mass index is both age and gender specific. It is important to remember that body fat changes as we age. To truly measure whether someone is at risk of the health problems mentioned above, more tests and samples should be conducted. Some useful ways to lower your BMI or to avoid having a high BMI is eating healthy and having a balanced diet. It is also important to exercise daily. Taking just 30 minutes out of your day to engage in some type of physical activity can go a long way.
in reports containing exposure New York Senator Charles to synthetic marijuana. The cen- Schumer is pushing for public ter received approximately 4,421 support of a bill that would ban calls related to the abuse of the fake marijuana. However, this be-
substance. Many states are working on laws which ban and prohibit the selling of synthetic marijuana products.
comes difficult because so many compounds are used to produce these products, and usually only one ingredient is banned at a time.
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The G-Spot B : G y
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Forced into Sexile
When your roommate gives you the boot to get some booty What’s The-G-Spot About? "College is run by sexual tension. Many of us like sex, have sex, and have walked in on our roommate having sex. Why ignore it? Let’s be honest instead. In college, learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom, it happens in the bedroom. Don't be shy, now, welcome to the G-Spot." - Gabrielle Davina “Boomshakalaka!” That was our code word (her choice, not mine). Whenever my freshmen year roommate or I needed the room for sexual purposes, we’d text it to the other to make sure the coast was clear. After that, it would be. Half the time, we wouldn’t even be able to type the whole word out, with “boomshaka” being more common than not. When I’d get the text, I’d usually venture into a friend’s room. When she would, who knows what she’d do, but I’d be too preoccupied to give it much thought. Such is the life of the sexiled and the sexiler, and such is the life of anyone with a college roommate. Sexile means “to banish a roommate from the room/dorm/ apartment for the purpose of engaging in intimate relations with one’s significant other/sex partner,” according to urbandictionary.com. It was their Urban Word of the Day on Nov. 30, 2007, and currently has 2,986 ‘thumbs up’. If you’re in denial about how sexedup college kids can be then these two details might shake up your world a bit but for the realists in the room, you’re probably thinking, “Oh yeah, I gave that word a thumbs up” or better yet, “Oh yeah, I sexiled my roommate last night.” Before you have to send your roommate off to Sexile Island, it’s best to be courteous and have a conversation about the situation should it ever arise (because lucky for you, it probably will). Create a code text, symbol, or white board abbreviation meaning “thou shalt stay out of this room” for you both to respect and follow. Be it a sock on the door, a text message saying “Harry Potter” or the letters B.A.N. scrawled across the white board your mom got on sale from Bed Bath & Beyond (for “Busy And Naked”), as long as it’s always obeyed then
you’re golden. Discuss then if your roommate has a place to go during your tryst. If they say they don’t, tell them to think harder. On the flip side, if your roommate needs the room and you don’t think you have a place to go, it’s time to go make friends in the lounge or eat your emotions in Pace Perk. When you’re sent into sexile, make sure you have the essentials with you so that you don’t need to bust in on your roommate busting him or herself in someone else. Have your phone, your key, your meal card, a few dollars, and your swipe. If you’re the sexiler and are tempted just to lock your roommate out without warning, I hope you have all your valuables hidden because that’s warrant for them to consider selling them on eBay. A fellow student told me she only has sex when she knows for sure her roommate won’t be around because she thinks sexiling is mean. Taking advantage of her absence is great, sure, but what if she’s always in the room? The issue is going to come up sooner or later so you might as well tackle it now. She’ll be grateful you asked her to leave instead of disturbing her with your symphony of moans, grunts, and fap-fap-faps. Be considerate when your roommate’s long distance boothang is spending the weekend. Such was the situation I had with my roommates and their boyfriends’ freshmen and sophomore year. The marathon-sex they’ll want to have after weeks of not seeing each other is no joke - let them have the room for at least one night undisturbed. Chances are they’ll love you forever. If yours is coming and you don’t give your roommate a heads up before you lock them out, as previously mentioned, good luck buying your stuff back from eBay.
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Racism in Lin-bo
How the newest basketball sensation revealed how much we still have to overcome What is 40 Acres and a MacBook? Whether it’s the questionable news headlines on Fox News or when we walk into Kessel and see all the same kids sitting comfortably on opposite sides of the cafeteria, it’s time to stop ignoring racial issues within our youth with our 40 acres and a Macbook - a modernized compensation for the world in which we are forced to live in. It seems like only yesterday that Wesley Snipes’ cocky parttime basketball hustler character Sidney Deane said with such conviction the line that subsequently resulted in the films name: “Billy, listen to me: White men can’t jump.” It has been assumed for centuries that blacks will always be better than other races in many arenas. Basketball, singing, and anything involving physical movement rhythmically (i.e., clapping, dancing, etc.) are the main arenas we tend to thrive in according to society. While we have no problem overcompensating with our success in said arenas, recent events have shown that we do have a problem with others taking the spotlight. Take New York Knicks basketball player Jeremy Lin for example. He has been adorned the second coming of Patrick Ewing due to the ‘Linsanity’ from his recent debut off the bench. However, he and Ewing both had a cross to bear during their college years that was heavier than turning around a losing franchise. His basketball career is none like any black basketball player. Unlike the majority of NCAA black basketball players, Lin did not receive an athletic scholarship to play at his alma mater, Harvard University, or any of the schools he sent his tape to. Most of the schools categorized him as “Division III” material and was better off playing as a walk on. However, to say that racial profiling did not play an instrumental role in his undesirability would be a delusional opinion at best. While this did not stop him from dominating the only way he knew how despite everyone’s preconceived notions, he always stood out. It was not Lin’s performance
during the Big East tournament where he averaged 24.3 points over a span of four games and shot 65 percent from the field that made him stand out. It was not his dedication to Christianity that made him stand out, even though it was so profound that while at Harvard he considered becoming a pastor at a local church close to his California roots after graduating. It was the elephant in the room that athleticism and talent could not distract from: he was Asian. Like Ewing’s dilemma of being a black man at the highly elite, predominately white Georgetown University, Lin was an Asian male playing a Division I sport that only represents 0.5 percent of his race. Ewing had bananas thrown at him during games and posters erected in his honor calling him various primate species. For Lin, spectators were less colorful and more blunt, with opposing players calling him “chink” and spectators yelling “Sweet and sour pork” at him. Like Ewing, Lin grew deaf, blind, and numb to the painful tinge of racism, an unfortunate skill that many minorities continually have to master. For Lin’s entire basketball career he was told, both directly and indirectly, that the color of his skin alone would always assure him a seat on the bench. But Lin’s self awareness, tenacity, and faith in God’s power reassured him that as long as his color is not a distraction for him, the world will eventually see who he is and not what he is. While Lin’s blessing was late in bloom, and came with frustration after being undrafted out of college before playing for the Golden State Warriors and becoming the first Asian American basketball player to ever play for the National Basketball Associa-
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tion (NBA). Fast forward to 2012, Lin’s departure from the bench while playing for the Knicks during Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony’s absence shocked the world. Photos of restaurants packed with Asian fans gleaming at the television screen with faces filled with genuine, blushing pride similar to a mother’s face holding her newborn child. It was refreshing, and a win for the entire race to have a man as humble and God-fearing as Lin become a household name across the nation. But cynics awaited the moment that the racist, ignorant, and outspoken demographic spoke their piece, and they did. ESPN plastered a headline during syndication entitled “Chink in the Armor” to describe the Knicks’ loss on Feb. 17. Floyd Mayweather reduced Linsanity to society only being impressed because he was Asian even though black players perform the way he does daily. It would be nice to assume that these thoughts are in the minority and that Mayweather is simply jealous thousands of people did not create puns out of his last name – they are not and Mayweather, like these opinions, are ignorant. This is not an Asian issue. This is not a black issue. This is not a “racism in sports” issue. This is an American cultural issue that will persist if we pass the burden of racism as a problem for individual races. Lin and Ewing both draw many parallels that transcend past the orange and blue, they represent just how united minorities are, whether we like it or not, in this battle against racism – a reality who will never have to play the bench if we want to win this battle.
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The Perfect Water, that Allegedly Cures Asthma
Photo from DrinkPerfectWater.com The key to a better life found in a water that’s nothing less than “Perfect.” To test it, we got a Pace student to try it out. Kelly Povero
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On a recent evening with friends, my housemate was talking about her severe asthma problem. She’s the kind of person who has an inhaler at all times and a nebulizer on the desk upstairs. Another friend then insisted that he found the cure to his asthma. Now, I know what you’re thinking; if there was a solid cure for asthma, why haven’t we heard about it yet? The answer is easy. The cure to his asthma comes from something as simple as a water bottle: Perfect. About four years ago, my friend began drinking Perfect water, approximately two or three bottles per week. He was on multiple prescriptions for his asthma. Two years later before performing a gig with his band, someone asked him how his asthma was and he suddenly real-
ized he hadn’t carried his inhaler with him for a long time. To this day, his asthma is non-existent. It seems to have just disappeared all due to this new water which, in essence, is completely perfect. Poland Springs, Dasani, and Aquafina – these are three of the most popular water brands, but what is really so special about them? They’re nothing more than filtered water. Perfect Empowered Drinking Water is the purest water in the entire world. The 15-step purification process results in the removal of a few dire minerals from the water, thus making it less healthy. However, Perfect has managed to purify the water and then re-add those same minerals back into the liquid, thus making it complete. This water contains no calories and no sweeteners. Another fascinating thing about Perfect is that it is MicroStructured. According to the product website, “it is believed that water molecules cluster to-
gether which makes it difficult for the body to utilize them until the clusters are broken up. Our…process is designed to break up these clusters resulting in…smoother water where [it] is now able to pass into the cells of the body more easily.” We did a little experiment with this water to see if there was a physical difference in how we felt. Junior psychology student Diana Intrabartola was our subject. Prior to ingesting the water, she first stood with her feet together and her hands at her side. Another person pressed their fist down into her open palm to force her to lose her balance – this worked almost instantly. She then drank a few gulps of Perfect water. In just seconds after consumption, she returned to the same position and we attempted to force the loss of balance for a second time, but it did not work the same way it did before. Intrabartola was able to remain at perfect posture and resist the pressure. We tested this
experiment with multiple people and received the same results. By breaking up the clusters of water molecules, Perfect is able to put more oxygen dispersed throughout the liquid and as soon as it is ingested, the body absorbs the oxygen. The friend who introduced me to the product then continued to say, “If you drink at least two bottles of Perfect a week, it’s literally impossible for you to get cancer.” How can he off information like that? Wouldn’t we know if there was a cure to cancer? Well, here’s what he’s talking about. In chemistry, pH is the measure of acidity in an aqueous solution, or water. Pure water has a pH close to 7.0 compared to Poland Springs and Aquafina with only between a five and 6.5. Because the body is full of fluid and organs, we also must maintain a good pH balance. Perfect is alkaline water which means that the pH is tested individually per bottle and never below an 8.0. Certain factors such as tempera-
Letter to the Editor Sister Susan Becker
To the Editor of The Pace Chronicle, When it happened the first time, the weekend the GSA equality poster was ripped down, we said maybe it was the outside students in using Kessel. When it happened again with the defacing of the GSA Mock Marriage event posters…we said that maybe, just maybe, it could be one of our own.
Not listed in the course catalog is “How to Live in This World 101,” and yet most every opportunity at Pace provides a laboratory for that: student orientation before you even come here, courses of study, participation in student government, membership in campus organizations, voice at community meetings. All of them are places to practice the art of disagreeing civilly. All of us have a “shadow side” the part of us that reacts rather than responds, that has unexamined anger that comes out sideways, that practices our own version of anonymous “stealth bombing.” The challenge is to dare to take a look inside and decide if this is who we really want to be.
ture may alter the pH but only by a small percent. Alkalinity neutralizes acids in the body. An increased pH in the body fights disease, illness, and bacteria. A pH balance of 7.4 or above causes cancer cells to become dormant. At a balance of 8.5, the body will kill cancer cells while allowing healthy cells to live. So does this mean that if we all start drinking Perfect Water, we will no longer be victims of a deadly disease that kills thousands regularly? I can’t say that I know for sure if this is the case or not, but isn’t it worth trying? By switching from a brand of water that we already use to something new, something with promise, we might be inevitably saving our own lives. Today’s technology allows me to believe that science like this is finally possible. For more information visit the website at www.drinkperfectwater.com.
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Kanye West Returns to Paris Does Anyone Care? Torraine Humes Featured Reporter
Torraine.M.Humes@pace.edu Mr. Kanye “Yeezy” West is without a doubt one of the few truly talented modern day entertainers. Despite his copious scandals, including calling President Bush a racist, inflicting Amber Rose on the world, and of course, Taylor-gate, no one’s been able to dismiss his musical ability. Even as he claimed himself to be God’s gift to music, we all just had to sit back and take it. Our society has a history of accepting erratic behavior from talent as long as their art remains of high quality. Herein lies the problem for West; his Spring 2012 debut collection calls into question his star credibility. Starting in August of 2011, murmurs began about the fashion crowd that West was planning to debut a women’s line during the upcoming fashion month. News Photo from Harpers Bazaar was met with much excitement Kanye West (center) and models Chanel Iman (left) and Anja Rubik (right) from Kanye West Spring 2012 show. for most. West had always been the in fashion week history with Anna “ask someone else.” Reviewers go through all of the trouble when fashion zeitgeist, pegged as of the Wintour, the Olsen Twins, Ciara, wrote the show off as tacky, slut- the verdict is already in? few male stars that actually cared Anna Dello Russo, Sky Ferreira, ty, and a cheap Balmain knockoff One can’t force someone to about their appearance. Whether Azzedine Alaia, Terry Richard- collection. West stayed silent un- like something that’s aesthetiover-the-top or understated, he son, Lindsay Lohan, Jared Leto, til his Twit-pocalypse. cally unpleasing. It’s too late. The was always immaculate in his and the list goes on. Surely everyone’s heard about answer is: Mr. West is planning a conception of red carpet looks. Editors from every major the three hour, 86 tweets-long, comeback. It just made sense that he’d magazine were waiting to see magna carta in which West proNever the one to say “die,” join the shortlist of celebrity de- the most anticipated show of the fesses his design credibility and word got out a few weeks ago signers who could sustain a re- season, and they were quickly de- work history for the world to see. that West is planning to show spectable clothing line. flated. He covered his failed once again at Paris Fashion Week. Boy, were they in for a shock. Avid fashion week tweeters streetwear brand Pastelle, col- Some other conveniently leaked He had all the right components, who expressed enthusiasm before laborating with Louis Vuitton, tidbits suggested that he’s taken including tons of industry buzz. heading into show were eerily si- interning at Fendi, and various a hiatus from music and relocatHe was working with the best in lent upon their exits. other ventures. ed to a design studio in London. the business, including designer The only mention of West’s It appeared as an attempt to Word is that he’s “more focused” Louise Goldin as co-pilot. He had debut was a lone tweet from his defend his designs without di- and taking this design thing very the highest paid supermodels in good friend Ciara, showing sup- rectly addressing them. Ladies seriously. the business walking the show port. Wintour, naturally, was con- and gents, this is West’s attempt Whether he’s taking it seriousfree of charge, and had the most tacted for thoughts on the show- at being non-controversial. ly or not, one must question if it’s star-studded front row (probably) ing, and simply responded with The question was raised - why too late? Was the outfall from his
debut so cataclysmic that the line won’t be able to recover? As it stands, Kanye West (the label) stands in the large pile of poorly crafted celeb brands that have plagued runways for years. Somewhere West vowed his line wouldn’t be. Even though he’s showing again, there’s no telling what kind of turnout he’ll have this season. Models definitely won’t be so eager to work a show for free when the brand is a critical and commercial failure. Surely many of the editors there for the first go ‘round won’t be returning. Some stars will show up because of personal connections, or maybe just to be photographed. However, busy editors and buyers might be more difficult to convince to fit the show into their fashion week schedule. With that being said, there are still some supporters. Many of the harsh critics of the collection also noted its promise. West, however impeccable his personal style, is a design novice. The design flaws of Kanye West (the label) don’t lay in the ideas, but the execution. Most noted in reviews is how terrible the tailoring was. He’s showed is personal conviction and passion for the job his whole music career. It’s clear that West wants to make a go of it far beyond just cashing in on his fanbase. This is what sets him apart. Does he deserve another shot? Marc Jacobs’ debut collection at Perry Ellis was so offensive that it got him fired from the company. Now he’s the highlight of New York Fashion Week. Set to show the first week in March, only time will tell if West will capture some of Marc’s magic. If he does, will anyone be around to notice?
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“What Would You Do to Survive?” Samantha Finch News Editor
On the inside flap of her bestselling book, a brave women wrote, “On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard, I don’t think of myself as a victim. I survived.” A Stolen Life, by Jaycee Dugard, is a touching story about a little girl and her will to survive as she found hope in the thought of seeing her mother again. The book was written as a therapeutic technique as well as a method to help victims of sexual abuse and to give comfort to people who are trapped in unbearable situations. The summer of 1991 began like any other for 11 year-old Dugard. The date was June 10, 1991. School was about to end for the summer and Dugard worried about an upcoming field trip to a waterpark. When her mother didn’t kiss her goodbye in the morning, in a rush to get to work, Dugard promised herself to make sure she received one when she got home from school that day. She walked to the bus stop in her favorite pink outfit; following the path her mother showed her to
avoid traffic. On the way up the hill, a car pulled over and Phillip Garrido reached out the window of the driver’s side door with a stun gun and temporarily paralyzed young Dugard, as his wife Nancy dragged her into the car. This is where Dugard’s story begins and where she starts to explain the bone chilling details of the 18 long years she lived in captivity by a convicted rapist. Through journal entries and memories, Dugard courageously depicts what she did to endure the verbal, mental, and sexual abuse of the Garrido’s and the fear she felt as she gave birth to two children in a shed in the Garrido’s backyard. “A Stolen Life is my story - in my own words, in my own way, exactly how I remember it,” Dugard continues in her introduction. Throughout the 276 pages, it is clear that Dugard’s perspective was created from the years of manipulation caused by Garrido. In Dugard’s reflections and diary entries it is evident that she suffers from Stockholm syndrome, an effect common among victim’s traumatic situations such as kidnapping, The syndrome is defined by Webster dictionary as “the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify
with, or sympathize with his or her captor.” Dugard uses her past to paint the the picture of a lonely and a confusing time as she worked hard to provide the best she could for her two daughters. The memoir also displays the large sense of hope Dugard had for the future. In her journals, she would write about things she wanted to do if she was ever released. In a list written on March 28, 2006, titled “My dreams for the future,” Dugard said that she dreamed to do things like see the pyramid’s, ride in a hot air balloon, write a best seller, and her number one: See Mom. As Dugard struggled to keep faith in a hopeless situation, her mother never gave up hope of finding her daughter. The memoir also displays the large sense of hope Dugard had for the future. In her journals, she would write about things she wanted to do if she was ever released. In a list written on March 28, 2006, titled “My dreams for the future,” Dugard said that she dreamed to do things like see the pyramid’s, ride in a hot air balloon, write a best seller, and her number one: See Mom. As Dugard struggled to keep
Photo from Entertainment Weekly faith in a hopeless situation, her mother never gave up hope of finding her daughter. After 18 years, the curiosity of two campus police officers at U.C. Berkley is what brought Dugard and her two daughter’s home to her mother and put Phillip Garrido back behind bars. By the end of the book, it becomes clear that perhaps the most horrific aspect of her story is within the complete failure of the justice system that was supposed to save her. Phillip Garrido was a convicted rapist of a woman from the same town as Dugard’s ab-
duction. He was monitored regularly by patrol officers, and even wore an ankle tracker for several months. Dugard’s memoir proves that every person has a story to tell. A Stolen Life is a story that makes each reader realize that no matter how appalling life seems, each person has the ability to learn, adapt, and survive. Dugard demonstrates that in impossible situations, anyone, even a child, has the power and courage to live. A Stolen Life can be found in the Mortorla Library on the Pleasantville campus.
A New Era of Film: The Mockumentary Tim Doyle Featured Reporter
For nearly 60 years, audiences have witnessed an up-rise in “mockumentary” filmmaking. However, not until the 1980’s did this format begin to become popular. After taking a brief hiatus, the mockumentary film is making its way back into cinema throughout all genres. Mockumentary, in film or television, is a style of filmmaking that a documentary format to tell a fictitious story. Usually filmed with handheld cameras or steadicams, this form of filmmaking represents a scripted account that appears to be reality. Usually consisting of talking heads (interviews) and b-roll to depict past events, mockumentary-style television shows and films are taking over. When sitcoms began to die out at the turn of the century, producers turned to mockumentary comedies, such as Arrested Development, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Summer Heights High and the Emmy-Award winning Modern Family. In film,
there have been many directors who have made wonderful mocks, but no one has made as many (nor as funny) as Christopher Guest. With films such as This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and Waiting for Guffman, Guest composed films with such terrific casts and an array of dry humor that the movies left audiences in stitches. Although they are slightly different compared to their predecessors, 2012 is the year in which the mockumentary is making its return. Last fall, Apollo 18 was a “found footage” film of the last mission to the moon, and why we never went back. Although a horror, applying the mockumentary technique creates tension and suspense considering it is supposed to be real life. Other horror films that used this to their advantage have been Chronicle, Quarantine, Cloverfield, The Blair Witch Project, and Photos from ThePlugg and NBC The mockumentary style of filming has increased, but has been around since the 1970’s. the Paranormal Activity films. This March, Todd Phillips to show people they are in fact perspective of a handheld camera, entertaining. Keep an eye out for upcoming (director of Old School and The cool. Naturally, things spiral out just like Chronicle, giving the auHangover) is releasing a new of control, and from the trailer, dience the feeling this in fact hap- mockumentaries. And if you find yourself itching for time to kill, found footage film titled Project the entire neighborhood burns pened. Some audiences find this style check out the Christopher Guest X. The film follows three high down. Literally. The movie is shown from the nauseating, while others find it films for some quality laughter. school students throwing a party,
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Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Women’s Basketball Advance to NE-10 Semifinals
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Feb. 17 was a different day for Tim Wakefield. The Red Sox pitcher took the field at Fenway Park, just like he did every fifth day for the better part of two decades. The difference this time was that Wakefield’s number 49 jersey was absent. Instead, he was dressed in a suit fitting for a wake. He gave a visibly difficult speech and battled back tears for almost the entire press conference. Wakefield announced that he would be retiring from the wonderful game of baseball. For Wakefield, an announcement that took less than a minute to make brought back a slew of memories from the last 17 years as a Red Sox pitcher. The knuckleball that baffled opposing hitters, the uplifting feeling of winning a World Series for a franchise that had not won a championship in a lifetime, and the emotions that accompanied a terrible pitch in 2003 that landed somewhere in Queens. The culminations of his individual success in a blowout win against the Toronto Blue Jays. These memories were milestones for different reasons, and Wakefield took everything on the field in stride. In the first two years of Wakefield’s career he pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 25-yearold at the time won eight games as a rookie and came in third for National League Rookie of the Year. But ask anyone from Kenmore to Revere about what team Wakefield played for and the individual usually ignores the 1992 and 1993 seasons. In terms of legacy, Wakefield will always be remembered as a Boston Red Sox. The 45-year-old had a good career with the Red Sox. Wakefield’s 186 wins with the Red Sox were the third most in the franchise’s history. He struck out 2,046 batters in Beantown. He threw for over 3,000 innings between stints in the bullpen and starting. His best individual season was in his first year with the Red Sox. Wakefield went 16-8 with a 2.95 earned run average and stuck out 119 batters; and finished third in the AL CY Young race. Wakefield’s numbers were
not Hall of Fame worthy by any means, yet he was consistent. He was good to the Red Sox and their fans that were in turn good to him. Game seven of the American League Championship Series was a titanic battle that lasted well past midnight. The Red Sox and Yankees were in Yankee Stadium vying for their shot to go to the World Series. Wakefield came out of the bullpen to pitch in the bottom of the eleventh inning. Up to the plate stood Aaron Boone, an average player who was about to have an historic moment for some, and incredibly painful for others. The first knuckleball that Wakefield threw ended the Red Sox season. It was a playoff blunder that was right up there with Bill Buckner and Bucky bleeping Dent; coincidentally Aaron Boone received a distinguished middle name in Boston after that night. Yet the man who threw the pitch was spared the wrath of (predominantly) Irish. Instead, then manager Grady Little was run out of Boston. The very next season, Wakefield and the rest of the Boston Red Sox went to the World Series. And the man who pitched in the Red Sox first championship appearance since 1986 was the man who surrendered the historic home run: Wakefield. The knuckleballer did not win that first game, but as usual, he gave his team a chance to win. And win that team did. The 2004 Red Sox will be forever remembered by those who purged the curse of the Bambino; a jinx that had haunted the franchise for the better part of a century. Wakefield may not ever have a plaque in Cooperstown, but his place on that team of lore will never be taken away. As members of the 2004 Red Sox departed for other pastures, Wakefield stayed (even when his name faded from the rotation in place of younger talent). Despite the problem that his knuckleball didn’t quite knuckle like it used to. Even when the rings stopped coming and a historic collapse this past season, Wakefield was omnipresent in the locker room. And Boston fans and teammates did not ignore that.
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Photo from Pace University-Facebook The Assumption Greyhounds tasted defeat by the Lady Setters at Pace territory to advance in the Northeast-10 tournament. Susana Verdugo-Del Real
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Seeded at third place in the Northeast-10 (NE-10) conference tournament, the Pace women’s basketball team beat the sixth place Assumption Greyhounds, 60-50. “It feels great. This was a big win for us and everyone did what they had to do. We are ready and excited to play Southern Connecticut on Thursday,” said senior guard and biology student Kerri White about their semifinal game. Pace will continue on in the tournament to the semifinals and will travel to take on the, number two ranked, Southern Connecticut Owls. “I think we played great, our defense was the key to the game. Our press worked well for us too and created a lot of offense for us. It’s playoffs, so everyone has that much more energy. Plus, we
always have this thing about beating Assumption. They are just one of those teams we hate,” said junior forward, and political science and history student Brittany Shields The adrenaline rush for Pace all started when senior point guard and criminal justice student Carol Johnson took a drive into the paint to score two-points and start the score 2-0. Shields took a drive under the rim that scored a two-point shot that got the crowd off of their seats. Freshman forward and biology student Brianna Harris made a two-point shot and was fouled and placed the score to Pace up 19-14 with nine minutes left. As halftime approached, Assumption began to make fast breaks and plays to move the ball around to close the score gap, causing many steals for the Setters. Harris, once again, made a two-point shot under the rim and
was fouled turning the score to Pace’s advantage, 25-20, with 4:22 minutes left in the first half. Senior forward and biology student Maral Javadifar scored a two-point shot and right after, freshman guard and education student Margo Hackett scored a three-point shot that placed Pace up 30-23. With just forty seconds left on the clock, Assumption scored but only one point while Pace scored three additional points from Shields, and left the score at 34-25. Intense performances were played by Shields leading with 14 rebounds, nine points and three assists. White added 12 points, sex rebounds, and six steals, as well as Johnson and Harris both contributed with 11 points. Pace women’s basketball will travel to Southern Connecticut to play the Owls on Thurs., March 1 at 7 pm.
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Men’s Basketball Season Comes to an End Susana Verdugo-Del Real
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The Setters were seeded at seventh place in the Northeast-10 (NE-10) conference against the New Haven Chargers, but lost 51-49 in the quarterfinals in an intense home match. It was the first round of the NE-10 tournament and both teams looked aggressive from the get-go. Seats quickly filled up at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Goldstein Fitness Center and anticipation of the game grew. With less than two and a half minutes left in the first half, sophomore point guard and marketing student Denzel Primus-Devonish took matters into his own hands to gain points. Primus-Devonish started the run with scoring a three-pointer that raised everyone from their seats. Right after, he went in for
a drive that scored another two points leaving Pace down only 22-25. In the second half, sophomore forward and criminal justice student Jon Merceus tied the game with an offensive rebound that he converted into a two-pointer to start off the second half. The Chargers kept tallying points that got them the lead and maintained it for a few minutes. Primus-Devonish took another drive between three players and not only scored a layup, but was also fouled and taken to the free-throw line. He made both baskets to put Pace down 29-32. With only 15 minutes left, Primus-Devonish took another twopointer shot that forced a New Haven foul and took him back to the free-throw line, making one point and tying the score at 32. Right after the foul shot, Primus-Devonish had a steal and converted it to another two points, placing Pace with a lead at 34-32. The Setters continued with an
aggressive defense, which was taken as excessive by referees as a technical foul was called on junior forward and business student Keon Williams. Senior forward and marketing student Delroy Daley scored from the paint to turn up the heat and, sophomore guard and computer science student, Kai Smith scored a three-point shot to tie the game at 47 with only four minutes left. Primus-Devonish got fouled with four minutes left and made both free-throws to place Pace up 49-47 and forced a Charger timeout. In the last few seconds, an attempt by Pace to score was denied by the Charger defense. Primus-Devonish ended with 20 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Merceus added 11 rebounds, nine points, and senior guard and criminal justice student Justin Alston contributed with seven points and three assists. The Setters end their season
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Whitney Hilton Susana Verdugo-Del Real
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Senior biology student Whitney Hilton moved from Houston, Texas to the Big Apple with a volleyball scholarship and has been nothing less than successful. Not only is this right side/ outside a volleyball player, but she’s also a Resident Assistant (RA) at the Townhouses, and a Sigma Gamma Rho poodle. Hilton has many aspirations that she will make happen with all the determination and drive, as well as the perfected time-managing skills she was forced to develop. Pace Chronicle (PC): Being from Houston, Texas, why did you come all the way to the bipolar state of New York?
ing at times with people locking themselves out, but it’s also rewarding getting to help people when they need it.
Whitney Hilton (WH): Well, I was recruited to play volleyball here at Pace and I wanted to get away and try something new. It was either New York or Arkansas; New York clearly won.
PC: How has being on the volleyball team, being an RA, a biology student, and a Sigma Gamma Rho “poodle” been for you?
PC: How have you adjusted to all four seasons in NY? WH: It was definitely something I had to get used to, but I think I’ve got the hang of it now. PC: Why did you decide to become a biology student? WH: I’ve always wanted to do something in the medical field. I originally came in as biochemistry major and wanted to be an anesthesiologist. Then I realized I didn’t want to be in school until I was 30, so I changed to biology and chose a physical therapy track. PC: How do you like being an RA? WH: I love it. It can be annoy-
WH: Very, very, very time consuming, but it is all worth it and I wouldn’t change any of it. PC: Why did you pledge Sigma Gamma Rho? What was the deal breaker to become a poodle? WH: It was where I felt most comfortable and I love the community service that we do helping children. And I love my sisters! PC: Have you ever thought about doing any other sport? If so, what was the deal breaker to stay with volleyball? WH: Basketball was actually my first love in sports. I started playing in second grade up until my sophomore year in high school. I also played travel volleyball and made a national team. I had to choose between that and playing
basketball. I thought I could be more successful in volleyball, so that was my choice. PC: What are your ambitions with your biology career? WH: I plan on going to physical therapy school, but if not that, I will get my Masters degree in sports medicine and athletic training. PC: What is your favorite aspect about volleyball? WH: Definitely the competition and actually playing, and having those awesome plays. Those are the things that I will always remember the most. Oh and my teammates, too. PC How do you prepare yourself for game day? Do you have any special routines? WH: No. Not really…Oh, snap I forgot! Shea and I play wall-ball before every home game. PC: How did it feel coming in your senior year, back in August, for preseason? WH: Awesome, because I didn’t
Photo from Whitney Hilton Texas native, senior volleyball player, and biology student Whitney Hilton, this week’s Setter Spotlight. have to come back for preseason ever again.
a part of it. I hope that the team will be able to keep it up.
PC: What is that one game you will never forget and why?
PC: What is an embarrassing story that has happened to you because of volleyball?
WH: Our last game in NCAAs against New Haven. That was an awesome game and I am glad I was able to end my career playing well. PC: In the last three years, the volleyball team has gone to the NE-10 tournament and the NCAA Regional tournament, what are your thoughts on that achievement? WH: I think that we worked hard and I am glad that I was able to be
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WH: I would say any game that we lost extremely badly in. Yep, the Adelphi match was embarrassing. PC: Have you ever thought what your life would be like without volleyball? WH: Being a regular person!? That is unheard of, and I would have so much time on my hands. I think I would freak out.
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