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WEDNESDAY, October 20, 2010

Pace Student Fatally Shot

MICHAEL OLEAGA Managing Editor The Pace community lost a member when junior Danroy “DJ” Henry was shot by Mount Pleasant and Pleasantville police in Thornwood in the early hours of Sunday morning. Henry, who is a wide receiver (WR) for the University’s football team, and other Pace students were at Finnegan’s Grill Saturday night, located a few minutes from the Pleasantville campus after celebrating Homecoming events and the football game earlier that day. According to WABC, a large fight broke out at Finnegan’s which caught the attention of a Pleasantville police officer and called for backup which included police from Mount Pleasant. The officers attempted to calm the situation as a Mt. Pleasant officer approached a parked vehicle which abruptly sped away. Henry was reported to be inside the vehicle along with two unidentified passengers. The unidentified passengers were later revealed to be fellow Pace student Desmond Hinds and Brandon Cox, football player for Stonehill College. Based on a police report, the car accelerated and struck the Pleasantville officer who landed on the hood of the car. The officer fired shots at the driver - revealed to be Henry, however, the vehicle continued moving towards a Mt. Pleasant officer who also fired at the vehicle. The car subsequently struck a parked police car coming to a stop. Henry and the two passengers were rushed to West-

chester Medical Center where Henry was pronounced dead due to the gunshot wounds while the passengers, who suffered a minor gunshot wound, are recovering and released from the hospital. “Two police officers were treated at the hospital for broken bones and other injuries,” reported WABC. “Two others were treated for trauma.” During a press conference held by Mount Pleasant Police Chief Louis Alagno, he referred to the events as “horrendous” , adding, “it’s something that I would hope would never have happened here, but unfortunately it did and we’ll proceed with a very, very thorough investigation.” Alagno did not announce as to how many shots were fired nor the names of the police officers, only describing them as veterans with at least five years of experience. Alagno did state that the officer who shot at Henry will be put on administrative duty and none of the other officers will face suspension. “This is still a very preliminary state of our investigation,” Alagno said. “I will not speak to that, whether or not the use of deadly physical force was justified, but in general, a police officer may use deadly physical force when he or another is threatened by the use of deadly physical force.” On Monday, the names of the police officers who shot Henry were released during another Mt. Pleasant police news conference; they are Pleasantville officer Aaron Hess and Mount Pleasant officer Ronald Beckley. News of the event quickly

University Mourns Death of DJ Henry

Students gather in the Goldstein Fitness Center for the candlelight vigil.

Pace football player Danroy “DJ” Henry traveled to both Pleasantville and Briarcliff campuses, with students asking family and friends to send their thoughts and prayers for Henry’s family. Emergency counseling was available for students within a couple hours of the incident at Howard Johnson Hall in Briarcliff and in the Goldstein Fitness Center in Pleasantville. Pace students expressed shock to the death stating the characteristics described by police does not match the “DJ” they knew personally. Students expressed confusion on the handling of the events and the role of the police officers as one student asked why the police officers didn’t shoot out the tires instead of Henry and the passenger. “I don’t even know where to begin in what to say, but I pray that God guides the friends, family and the Pace

football team through this painful time,” said Ebony Turner, freshman and media communications student. “This is unbelievable on too many levels.” Talha Qaiser, senior finance and economics student, and Daniell Miller, senior international marketing student, were at Finnegan’s witnessed the incident. “He was double parked and there were only two cops there,” said Qaiser, “The police report stated they told Henry to not move but that’s not true. He was trying to leave and accidently hit a cop. He stopped right away, opened his car door and the cop that was on the hood of his car pulled out his gun and shot at point blank four times and a fifth hit the passenger.” “Another cop car entered the parking lot after the shooting occurred; DJ was getting out of his car as he got hit


and the cops slammed him onto the floor and punched him in the face twice,” added Qaiser. “They handcuffed him even though he wasn’t resisting. They left him there, and people were trying to help and give CPR but the cops didn’t allow people to touch him, nor did the cops try to help. First off it’s against protocol to handcuff someone after they’ve been wounded in a shooting as it blocks blood circulation. A woman did try to give CPR but the cops stopped her stating he was dead, although I saw him breathing. It was after this incident that more cops began to enter the scene. They hesitated to call the ambulance too.” “I saw him on the ground and it was horrible,” said Miller, who believes the police used unnecessary force and the media is portraying Henry as a violent person, “…when in fact (continued on page 2)

Gay Bullying Reaches the National Level ALI SILVER News Editor In the past month, six homosexual boys have committed suicide due to abuse at school or in their homes. These rash actions have stirred national controversy. According to a recent CBS News story, “Gay-rights supporters insist that anti-bullying programs must address harassment of gay youth.” This statement following the deaths of Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg and Tyler

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Clementi, who , who killed themselves due to anti-gay bullying. There has been new research done on the mental health of young people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The study examined 245 LGBT adults ranging between the ages of 21 and 25. It was reported that young adults had higher levels depression. “When you live a lifestyle of fear and secrecy, you feel the world is against you,” commented senior human services News........1-2

major Sylvia Auguste. The LGBT community is advising people to start standing up for someone when they see unfair treatment. “If I see people bullying someone who is lesbian, gay, bi, or transgender, I tell them that is offensive,” said senior nursing major Jessica Crespo. “You don’t go around making fun of a disabled person, so why pick on homosexuals? Simple-minded people need to be aware of what is happening in our society to-



day.” Some people are bringing religion into the picture, and believe being homosexual condemns you to “hell.” Auguste sees herself as both a religious and spiritual person. She separates people into two categories: who they are, not what they do. “A lot of people relate to the Bible,” said Auguste. “The thing is no one can judge you. At the end of the day when everyone is against you, God is for you, as a person.”

Auguste continued to say how she feels bad for Tyler Clementi’s family the most. She finds it unfair that their final memories of him were in a morgue or his face on the news. The LGBT community is insisting that anti-bullying programs include anti-gay harassment. Ali Silver can be reached at

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he was the victim. I will never forget that.” Pace President Stephen J. Friedman issued a statement Sunday regarding the incident. “The Pace community is deeply saddened by the news that [Henry] was shot and killed by a Pleasantville police officer during an incident at a Thornwood bar early Sunday morning. We extend the deepest sympathies of our community to Mr. Henry’s family and friends. We are working with the police investigation and as appropriate will share more information when it becomes available.” A vigil in memory of Henry took place Sunday in the Goldstein Fitness Center, gathering over 600 people from the Pace community including alumni and friends of Henry from Iona College. The vigil featured speeches from the Director for Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs, Cornell Craig, who asked for a moment

Investigators at the site of the fatal shooting. of silence during the candle light vigil on the football field; Prof. Howard Weishaus spoke about Henry as a student in his class. Football players and friends shared stories on how Henry influenced or inspired them to do better. Henry is the second Pace student death, this semester, due to gunshot wounds after Max Moreno who was found dead


three weeks ago in Manhattan. If you have information regarding the incident, call the National Action Network at 212 – 690 – 3070 or the Office of Public Safety at 914 -773 – 300, ext. 3700. Michael Oleaga can be reached at


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Information from The New York Times. CHILE After spending 69 days trapped in the San José mine, the 33 miners were rescued last Wednesday. They were given an exciting welcome by neighbors and friends after their release from hospital late on Thursday. Doctors claim all the miners are responding well to treatment; however Dr. Jorge Montes, medical director at the Copiapo hospital which has been treating the men, warned “the psychological condition of the patients is something we cannot predict.” JERUSALEM Israel ended an unofficial construction halt in Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, declaring plans to build 238 housing units. Peace talks on whether Israel will extend its broader construction freeze in the West Bank, which the Palestinians want as their future capital, are on hold. While East Jerusalem is not a part of the ten-month construction suspension, the world views it no differently from the West Bank: “Conquered territory which should not be built upon by the victor.” A chief Palestinian negotiator, said: “This decision shows that the position of the Israeli Prime Minister… [who] continues to take every possible step to prevent the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state.” BRUSSELS The United States is helping senior Taliban leaders attend peace talks with the Afghan government in Kabul. The Obama Administration and NATO Officials claim, both military officials and diplomats want to take advantage of any potential political reconciliation. Though recognizing that reconciliation is an important element of the American-led war in Afghanistan, American officials claim they are not ready to formally join the peace effort. However, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said, “Whenever opportunities arise that are worth exploring, we ought to take advantage of that.” SYRIA The heartland of the Fertile Crescent, north and east of the Euphrates River, appears to be turning barren according to climate scientists. After four consecutive years of drought, the farmlands, once known as the breadbasket of the region, are collapsing. Underground water sources are dry and hundreds of villages have been abandoned as farmlands turn to desert and grazing animals die. This situation is creating dire economic challenges and rising security concerns for the Syrian and Iraqi governments, which are now increasingly dependent upon other countries for food and water. SOMALIA Two staff members of Save the Children were kidnapped by masked gunmen in Somalia, according to the foundation. The two men abducted from the town of Adado are a British security consultant and a local aid worker. The Somali was later released, but was not authorized to speak to the media. BBC’s Mohamed Mwalimu says the kidnapping came amidst fierce fighting involving tanks and heavy artillery, as numerous forces have gunmen in the area, including pirate gangs and groups of government militia. The British Foreign Office is investigating the reports of the kidnap. Jemma York can be reached at

The Office for Student Success RONIT KAPOOR Featured Reporter Kessel Campus Center is the building to go for food at the cafeteria, for relaxing at the Commuter Lounge, or for purchase books at the bookstore. Kessel is also home to another valuable resource - the Office for Student Success, located on the second floor. This office helps students address any concerns or issues they may have. Brendan Halligan, Student Success Advisor on the Pleasantville campus, states, “We assist students with a wide range of concerns including financial, academic, and personal issues. Students can make an appointment to speak with me about what options and resources are available, to learn more about following proper procedures and protocols, and to discuss what their next steps should be.” The Office for Student Success also helps to resolve students’ issues by coordinating with other departments. According to Halligan, “Often times, a student’s concern may involve multiple departments, and they will find themselves having to go back and forth between them. The Office for Student Success’s goal is to minimize the need

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to visit multiple offices and to provide students a place that will make solving complex issues a little easier.” Halligan highlights how the Office for Student Success reaches this goal. “When appropriate, The Office for Student Success will make the initial contacts to the necessary resources, and will help empower students “...the Office for Student Success collaborates with departments across the university to create new initiatives and programs that look to make the student experience at Pace an even more rewarding one.”

to continue the necessary follow up.” The office works with different departments in other ways. The Office for Student Success collaborates with the Dean for Student’s Office and the Center for Academic Excellence in organizing the Sophomore Scoop Series, which is a program that takes place each during the fall semester. Halligan describes further what this program entails. “Each Wednesday during common hour, a different office is available to promote programs that are geared towards sopho-

mores and to answer general questions about what their department provides to students.” In addition, Halligan highlights that “the Office for Student Success collaborates with departments across the university to create new initiatives and programs that look to make the student experience at Pace an even more rewarding one.” Halligan points out how students can also get involved in formulating different initiatives and programs. “If you have suggestions or feedback, feel free to pass them along at success@” The office also publishes the newsletter, “Transfer Transitions” twice a semester. As Halligan explains, “This newsletter provides new transfer students with helpful information about their first year at Pace.” Halligan goes on to describe how new transfer students can access this newsletter. “All new transfer students will automatically receive this newsletter in their pace e-mail account.” To learn more about how the Office for Student Success assists and reaches out to students, visit the website www. Ronit Kapoor can be reached at

Greek Circle: Ends Don’t Meet YEERANG JANG Feature Editor

Typically, when the all of the Greek organizations at Pace come together, there is positive feedback from students. However, feedback from this year’s “circle of Greeks” was nothing but negative. Why was this year so different from last? Fationa Mamo, a junior and criminal justice major expressed the sentiment, “It was disorganized and no one paid attention. People were disrespectful, there was not even enough space for people to walk around and get to know all the organizations. Last year was much more effective and better overall.” At first, the event was supposed to be held in the Will-

cox gym; however that did not go accordingly. Greek Assistant Ali Naveed explained that the space reservation was never confirmed, so he took it upon himself to find a space for over 400 Greek members to fit other than Setter’s Café. The crowd became less irritated when Ian Pershad of Pace’s WPAW radio station stood in as deejay, but the lack of space for the event still caused a problem. Naveed says that there will probably be another Circle of Greeks event in the spring to make up for the chaos, and to give organizations the time that they all deserve. Yeerang Jang can be reached at

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Phi Sigma Sigma

Noted Activist Speaks at Pace

Dr. Jackson Katz on Male and Female Social Problems COLLEEN MURRAY Featured Reporter Author, filmmaker, and activist Dr. Jackson Katz spoke to the Pace community to raise awareness and action among men about the so-called “women’s issue” of domestic or partner violence. Katz specifically challenged the term “women’s issues” when speaking about domestic violence, rape, and sexism in the media and society. He alleged that this term allowed men to tune out and not speak out about these problems in society. “We need a whole new way to think about [these problems],” Katz asserted. He continued by calling on men to be more aware of the problems that women face, and of who causes them. He reminded the audience that in domestic violence, it is usually men abusing their partners, and men are more likely to commit violent crimes than women are. Katz pointed out that the “vast majority of men” who are found out to be abusive or violent against women or others are “normal guys.” He stated that most are not “psychotic, or twisted, or deeply disturbed” individuals, and that friends or family members are usually shocked when

they find out. On the topic of rape, Katz declared it “pathetic that in 2010, rape is still a pervasive problem.” To emphasize this fact, he further added that statistically everyone in the audience knows someone who had been raped, including some men. “We have a culture that’s producing abusive men and boys,” Dr. Katz claimed. However, he is sure that culture and society can be changed with action. He believes that more men need the consciousness and strength to stand up for and next to women. More men need to “break [their] silence,” said Katz. “Isn’t silence a form of consent?” He gave the example of a teammate or friend telling sexist jokes. He stated that a male friend should confront him and talk to him about it instead of letting it pass or being uncomfortable and quiet. When Katz took questions from the audience, one student asked if large gatherings (such as this event) were the best method for reaching males. Katz thanked her for her question. He thought that the best way to reach men was through a more “systematic” integration of these issues into the educational

system. He thought small groups were best with older students discussing it with younger ones, such as high school to middle school students, establishing a older brother/older sister relationship. Katz again spoke of how powerful peers can be in stopping these problems, especially those in positions of power like athletics or those involved in activities in high school or college. Those peers can “interrupt the process” or pattern of behavior that can lead to sexual assault or rape, for example telling jokes about women, or being demeaning towards them in any way or situation. On discussing the media, Katz refers to it as “profoundly influential” and the great social normalizing factor in society. Katz showed clips from his film Tough Guise to further emphasize his points. The first clip addressed the media in a more general way. It discussed the size of men’s bodies and the way they are portrayed in television. In the clip, Katz stated that men are taught behavior from society and the media. The second clip, “Upping the Ante,” talked about gun violence, and how through

the years men’s bodies and their weapons have gotten larger. Almost all gun violence is committed by men. The third clip dealt with wrestling. Katz stated that the main issues were the desensitization and normalization of violence against women, which from the clips included hair pulling, hitting, and forcibly engaging in sexual acts. Katz stated that over 90 percent of the clips used came from regular television that anyone could see, and very little came from premium cable. The final clip was about femininity as shown by Disney. It focused on the damsel in distress, and women’s bodies in Disney

films. It emphasized that women could not save themselves, and always needed a man to be there for them. “If you really cared about your mother, sister, or girlfriend, you’d speak up about this,” Katz concluded. After the event, junior and English major, Patrick Corr, admitted that he had “ never before thought of women as people who needed “allies,” but after [Katz’] entire presentation, I’ve come to realize more than before that “women’s issues” are absolutely more than that.” Colleen Murray can be reached at

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Teacher Feature: Professor Alexander Azarchs, Ph. D Chair of the Economics, History, and Political Science Department KELLY POVERO Opinion Editor Meet Professor Alexander Azarchs, Ph. D, former resident of France, Germany and Switzerland, and Chair for the Department of Economics, History, and Political Science. He has spent 26 years at Pace teaching economics. Azarchs completed his undergraduate degree in economics at New York University and received his Master’s and Ph.D. from Manhattan’s New School for Social Research. Azarchs, who was also chair for the economics department, enjoys his time at Pace. “Pace has treated me wonderfully,” said Azarchs. “I was given tenure in three years, full professor in five, and became chair of economics in 15 (years)… Pace has been good to me.” Azarchs became chair of the administratively-restructured department, Azarchs explains in length, some of the confusion students may have had since the consolidation. He clarifies why students were not notified of the merger. “Why weren’t you informed? We didn’t think you’d

care, it didn’t matter. We have had many mergers in the past, for example in Communication Arts and English and Modern Languages were merged. Students were never interested because it never concerned them, it didn’t affect who taught their courses, it didn’t affect what their degrees would be, it didn’t affect their program whatsoever,” said Azarchs. The changes in the consolidated department were only administrative, not curricular, according to Azarchs. “We were surprised that this time was different, that students were interested. We still don’t fully understand why except for maybe this confusion as to what is a major and what is a discipline.” The benefits of the consolidated department is the possibility of creating new majors that “can share the talents of the existing majors,” as Azarchs stated. “We had a discussion of possibly making a major on diplomacy. We can do a major in political-economy,” said Azarchs. “In the nineteenth century, all these majors (economics, history and political science) were combined but what happened in medicine and in knowledge is that every field got narrower and narrower,” said Azarchs.

A strong reason the three departments are now working together, according to Azarchs, was due to enrollment in both New York City and Pleasantville campuses. “We did a careful analysis on enrollments. Up to now, New York and Pleasantville were about the same but we noticed two disturbing trends: enrollment in Pleasantville was pretty flat while in New York it was growing.” However, the retention rate was higher at the Pleasantville campus, so recruiting students to Pleasantville has become a focus. “We weren’t able to distinguish ourselves from our competitors in Westchester. We were just another liberal arts college,” stated Azarchs. “The Dean made the decision to separate the two and let Pleasantville find a different approach from New York – because if you’ve studied in New York, you know there’s a difference in approach.” “One idea was maybe we can start developing new interdisciplinary courses that would be more attracting to students from a marketing point of view. If we can find a way in bringing new students to Pace, then we can offer more courses, and that of course means more professors.”

As the department now includes political science and history, which are majors that Azarchs doesn’t involve himself with, will you see him in the future potentially teaching a course that involves one or both majors? “I had taught in the past economic-history, but I’m not competent in teaching a politicaleconomic course.” When asked what he would like to see in the future for the University, he replied, “Growth and success. I would like to see (Pace) as the premier

liberal arts college in Westchester.” Professor Azarchs leaves students with some advice. “We’ve got a fine faculty, and Pace can give you as good of education which you desire. I believe our top students here do very well and I don’t think we regret their decision to come here.” Michael Oleaga can be reached at, and Kelly Povero can be reached at

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MICHAEL OLEAGA Managing Editor

Professor Alexander Azarchs, Chair of the Economics, History, and Political Science Department

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Not So Smooth Moves

Common exercise moves that are bad for your body

No Chance for the Little Pink Pill



Most people that frequent gyms and fitness centers have the same goals: to look good and feel healthier. But when exercising incorrectly, you probably won’t get the results you are looking for. Here are some bad moves and what you can do to fix them. Lat pull-down behind the head/Military press behind the head: To do this exercise correctly, the user must have very mobile shoulder joins, according to If this exercise is done wrong it can lead to shoulder and neck problems and can also cause damage to the rotator cuff. Replacement: For the lat pull-down, use the pull down machine while leaning back a bit. Pull the bar down in front of your body, instead of behind the head. WebMD suggests that you contract your abs and refrain from using momentum to move the bar up and down. For the military press, use dumbbells instead, says diet. com. The dumbbells will allow the body to move more freely. Upright row:

Women suffering from sexual dysfunction are out of luck when it comes to medication. German pharmaceutical company “Boehringer-Ingelheim” stopped working on its drug against “hypoactive sexual desire disorder” earlier this month as a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel unanimously opposed the drug Flibanserin, on June 18, according to The New York Times. The company could not prove that the pill increased women’s desire, which was a criterion agreed upon for approval. Clinical trials did show an increase in the number of sexually satisfying activities for women each month -those taking Flibanserin had 4.5 sexually satisfying experiences, while those who took the placebo had 3.7 and those who didn’t take any pills had 2.7. Dr. Christopher Corsico, Boehringer’s US medical director, said to The New York Times in June that the company was “disappointed with the advisory committee’s recommendations and will work with the FDA to address questions raised.” According to the Fliban-

Paw Print Intern Pulling weights up under your chin is not good in any workout. It could cause nerve damage to the shoulders. Use dumbbells, and do a front or lateral shoulder raise-lifting the weights to the front or side of the body, says WebMD. Squats on the Smith machine: The bar is not free moving so it forces the body to move into “risky positions,” according to WebMD. The Smith machine also causes users to do squats with their feet further apart than they should be. WebMD suggests that you stand with feet shoulder width apart. Then slowly lower your body, going straight back with your hips moving as if you are going to sit in a chair. Heels


The Wii Fit has been a prominent new shift in the fitness world, but the real question is, “Does it really work?” The Wii Fit program, produced by Nintendo for the Wii, starts off with the “body test.” The test checks the players’ balance, checks the individuals Body Mass Index (BMI), tests body control and gives the user a “Wii Fit Age.” After all the factors are put together, the Wii Fit will track your process. Possibly the portion of the body test that gets the most attention is the “Wii Fit Age.” The users’ Wii Age is based off of each user’s balance and his or her actual age, according to the Wii Fit website, Many individuals state that the Wii Fit gives them an age that is much older than they really are. The Wii Fit trains users in the areas of yoga, which helps to tone and improve posture, balance and strength as well as aerobics, which also helps to tone muscle. The newest Wii Fit is the Wii Fit Plus, which adds the program “training plus.” This program provides work outs in a fun way, using activities like skateboarding to enhance the user’s physical fitness. But does the Wii Fit actually work? According to the ABC News article “Wii Fit: Will it Work?,” Nintendo warns that

the Wii Fit cannot replace regular workouts. Cedric Bryant, the chief science officer at the American Council on Exercise, told ABC News that “some exercise is better than none,” and that the Wii Fit just offers another way to get people to be more physically active. But not everyone agrees with Bryant. According to ABC News, Dr. Goutham Rao, clinical director of the Weight Management and Wellness Center at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, believes that the Wii Fit does not encourage physical activity as part of a daily routine. When it comes to children using the Wii Fit, Dr. Rao’s concern is that he “can’t see children sustaining this for very long. At best it will be a novelty for a few hours or a few days even.” Eshawn Armstrong, junior business major and member of the Pace football team thinks that the Wii Fit is good for some people, but not all. “I think it is a good program for beginners, but after you have been working out for a while, I don’t think it will have the same effect.” So it may not be a question of the program’s effectiveness, but it could be how often the user is doing the program that will determine how much weight you could lose. Rose Fava can be reached at

should stay on the floor, and you should only lower yourself until your knees are at a 90 degree angle. Bad form while using cardio machines: If you are slouched over or if your grip is too firm on the physical machine, your body is not working to its full potential. Make sure they incline or resistance is not so high that you have to cling to the machine to keep yourself on. If you do need to hold onto the machine, make sure that you have a light grip. To make your work out more intense you can hold on to the machine with one hand lightly, switching hands every so often. Rose Fava can be reached at

serin informational website, Flibanserin was “initially developed as an anti-depressant, but after some tests it turned out to be a deficient depression treatment. While females were asked about their experimental experiences for depression, a high number of them remarked a surprising positive side effect from the use of Flibanserin. Most women reported an increased sexual interest and a more general satisfying sexual experience than before.” Two people in support of the FDA ruling are Australian journalist Roy Moynihan and NYU psychiatry professor Leonore Tiefer. Both see the FDA opposition as a victory against the pharmaceutical companies’ practices of defining disease to promote products. Gabrielle Saulsbery can be reached at

Are Teenagers More Responsible than Adults When it Comes to Sex? A National Sex Survey Reveals the Truth


Condoms have become a normal, consistent part of sexual activity among today’s teenagers, according to the largest national survey on the subject since 1992– the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. When it comes to having sex, teenagers have adapted to the notion of “No condom means no sex.” In a recent sex study conducted on people ages 14 to 94, researchers reveal that teenagers are more knowledgeable and responsible when it comes to protecting themselves during sex. Eighty percent of boys ages 14 to 17-years-old and 69 percent of girls in the same age group say they used a condom during the last sexual experience they had. This statistic is significantly higher than the less than 50 percent of adults using condoms and involved in casual sex. Dr. J. Dennis Fortenberry, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and co-author of the survey says that when today’s teenagers “get to the point where [they] start thinking about having sex, condoms are going to be part of that decision.” Condom use isn’t the only thing that this survey revealed. Researchers learned that the gap separating men and women’s sexual satisfaction has yet to narrow. Eighty-five percent of men surveyed said their partner experienced an orgasm during their last sexual engagement. However, only about 66 percent of women admitted to having one during their last time. In fact, about 33 percent of women admitted to experiencing pain. The study also uncovered that only seven percent of men and women would label themselves something “other than heterosexual.” Results, however, conclude that a higher percentage admit to engaging in sexual activities with a person of the same sex. Fourteen percent of women in their 30s and 13 percent of men over 40 admit to having oral sex with a member of the same sex. The survey was conduct-

ed by the researchers of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University. About six thousand people were surveyed, including about 800 under the age of 18. This study was important because of the significant social changes that have occurred over the past two decades. Gay marriage, AIDS and STD outbreaks, and many more are among those changes. This survey was financed by Church and Dwight, the makers of Trojan condoms. Researchers admit to sharing gathered information with the sponsor but claim they had no influence over anything more than the condom portions of the survey. Melissa Recine can be reached at

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Bruno Mars’ “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”

A Mixed Bag


Although it isn’t a new thing, is emerging as one of the top Internet radio sites for streaming, sharing, and finding new music. It’s a little bit of Pandora Radio mixed with a little bit of iTunes in one amazing website with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Founded in 2002, Last. fm is owned by CBS Interactive. The features vary, but the most successful is the Audioscrobbler. This system builds a detailed profile of the listeners’ musical tastes and preferences. This information is then displayed on the user page for others to see. keeps track of every song a user has listened to as long as they have it set up to import from your iTunes media player. Not only does it keep track of songs and artists, but it gives a weekly chart to showcase which musicians have been listened to frequently in that week, month, or day. Another exciting feature of is the personal recommendations. Based on the music in a listener’s library and their most recently played songs, Last. fm will detect various artists that may be of interest. This allows listeners to enhance their experience by discovering new songs for download. offers various types of groups for users to join. The groups can be for a specific type of music (i.e. Dubstep, Indie

Pop, Classical, etc.), a specific artist, or even music from different countries. These are open for anybody to join and have discussions about the music with other fans. Many record companies use to monitor what people are listening to generate new ideas for future albums. For example, if a vast amount of users were listening to Fall Out Boy’s first album as opposed to their most recent, the companies would try to establish a reason why and how they could build a future album based on the tastes of the listeners. The most useful part of is the calendar of events. Users can type in their city or zip code and are then directed to gigs and concerts in their area that may be prone to their music taste. This feature gives the ability to see whether or not other users are attending the event. has been consistently opening doors to new and upcoming artists since 2002. With each new feature, users are more connected to one another. They can share music, ideas, and taste among themselves. And for those who don’t care about sharing, is just another way to count your plays. Users in the US can gain free access to simply by creating a profile. Kelly Povero can be reached at

TORRAINE HUMES Featured Reporter Those who have listened to the radio this year know that Bruno Mars has had major success on the airwaves. His collaborations with rappers B.O.B. and Travie McCoy spawned the epic singles “Nothin’ On You” and “Billionaire,” respectively. Recently, Mars got his first solo radio hit with “Just the Way You Are,” the first single off his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. But a hit song doesn’t guarantee a hit album. It is still unclear whether or not Mars can meet all of the hype. Doo-Wops & Hooligans is a title that Mars claims refers to the different sides of his musical style. One version being the classical 1960’s Motown music that he grew up performing with his family; the other being more edgy, rough and a fun time. The album is composed of a brief 10 tracks and flies by in the blink of an eye. Its melancholy opener, “Grenade,” doesn’t exactly set the tone for the entire album. It is about a man in a relationship who is committed to a woman who just doesn’t feel the same about him. He sings “Take a bullet straight through my brain; I would die for you, baby, but you won’t do the same.” Mars’ raspy voice is convincing enough to be emotive, but it’s too repetitive and lyrically unimaginative to hit the mark. Next on the list is the

great blush-worthy first single, “Just the Way You Are.” In this one, Mars talks about a beautiful woman being insecure about herself. He details every attribute he loves about her and how she’s perfect just the way she is. Mars, who writes all his own music, does a much better job with the lyrics this time. Singing “Her lips, her lips, I could kiss them all day if she’d let me. Her laugh, her laugh, she hates but I think it’s so sexy.” It’s the type of thing that makes radio gold. The remaining eight tracks bounce back and forth in sound and tone so much they sound like they’re from different albums. There are songs like “Runaway Baby” and “Marry You” that have that clear 60’s Doo-Wop sound. Then, there are others like “The Lazy Song” and “Count on Me” that are bongo and acoustic guitar driven. It seems like he tried to fit a lot of different things into a very small space. Ironically, “Count On Me” sounds like the lazy song in that it’s pretty much a snooze fest. When you only have 10 tracks to make an impact, having a forget-

table song makes matters worse. With that being said, there are a few breakout songs that stand out from the rest. Best bets on the album are “Just the Way You Are,” “Runaway Baby,” “Marry You,” and the heartwrenching ballad “Talking to the Moon.” Mars does his best work when he sticks to Top 40, radiofriendly pop and Motown throwbacks. Over all, Bruno Mars is very talented and is one of the best male singers music has to offer right now. However, Doo-Wop & Hooligans feels more like a mixed tape, than a complete album. He has four great songs and the rest are just mediocre. Those who listen to the album will hope the next song will be like a previous track you enjoyed, and then the album is abruptly over. There are some great moments that show off his vocal talent, but an album should have a clear sound and tone. This is the area where the project falls short. Torraine Humes can be reached at


What’s Your Taste?

After Seven Seasons, Grey’s Anatomy Still Has a Strong Pulse MARK ROBERTSON Arts & Entertainment Editor Along with Lost and Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy was one of several high-brow ABC series to premiere in the ’04-’05 season. While it may no longer be the hot new series that gets all the praise and attention, Grey’s Anatomy has lifted itself from its mid-series slump and has risen to a new high for season seven. Last season’s finale was, deservedly so, one of the most talked-about episodes of the television season. Seattle Grace Hospital’s finest doctors terrorized by a distraught gunman? Sounds intense. While it has been about five months since the two-hour-long episode aired, it deserves every drop of credit. The intricate writing and direction and emotional acting blended perfectly together to deliver a shocking finale that had viewers at the edge of their seats and jaws dropped to the floor. Luckily, the creative brilliance that was seen in season six has poured over into season seven. In fact, season six’s finale was the perfect transition into the current season, as every character has changed due to the traumatic

PHOTO- events that took place. Surprising character deaths and injuries have opened up a myriad of storylines, most of which deal with recovery. First and foremost, supporting starlet Chyler Leigh is at the top of her game in the new season as Dr. Lexi Grey. While she has only been on the show full-time since season four, she is the biggest scene-stealer, or rather, biggest series-stealer. Not only can Leigh layer emotion on top of emotion, but she is also one of the funniest characters on the show. Her photographic memory

makes for some laugh-out-loud moments. Sadly, the shooting left Lexi frazzled with post traumatic stress disorder, which led to extreme outbursts. While most of the doctors now look at her like a crazy person, Dr. Mark Sloan (Eric Dane), aka McSteamy, is actually in love with her. The two ended their incredibly endearing relationship last season, which means fans are desperate to see them back together. Between Lexi’s fragile state of mind and Mark’s inability

to wait, it looks like the writers will be dragging this storyline out as long as possible. The chemistry between Leigh and Dane is perfection. On the other hand, the couples (Meredith and Derek, and Cristina and Owen) are both married and intact. After being shot and almost losing his life, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) has discovered a new passion for life, which includes reckless behavior. This, along with Meredith’s miscarriage during the season six finale, is causing a lot of tension. Whereas the two would’ve broken up in previous seasons, Grey’s Anatomy has made a change for the better by keeping them together through thick and thin. Their on-and-off relationship is a thing of the past. Unlike Meredith and Derek, newlyweds Cristina and Owen are on shaky grounds. Cristina (Sandra Oh) is struggling with the aftershock of the shooting and is giving an outstanding performance, as usual. With her character’s frequent breakdowns in the operating room and a spontaneous wedding to cope with her fear, she is continuing to prove she is an unstoppable talent in season seven. Oh won the Golden

Globe and Screen Actors Guild award for Best Supporting Actress in 2006 and is a five-time Emmy nominee for her work on Grey’s Anatomy. While series veterans, such as Oh and Chandra Wilson, are expected to give great performances, newcomer Sarah Drew is quickly proving that she is just as good of an actor as the rest of the cast. Drew started working on the show in season six but became a series regular in season seven. Her constant nervousness is another outlet for Grey’s Anatomy’s lighter scenes. Her spitfire delivery is how she stands out from the rest and will help her to become a fan favorite. Grey’s Anatomy is a character-driven series, which means that without the incredibly talented comedic and dramatic actors and the brilliant writers, it would be nothing. Fortunately, the cast and creative team behind the scenes are at their prime. If they continue to dish the drama, fans will be sure to continue watching. Grey’s Anatomy airs on Thurs. at 9 p.m. on ABC. Mark Robertson can be reached at

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This Year’s Scariest Fashion Trends TORRAINE HUMES Featured Reporter In honor of the Halloween season, here is a look back at the five scariest fashion trends of 2010. 1.Gray Hair: You’d think that a woman would much rather eat glass than to sport a head full of grey hair, but that hasn’t necessarily been the case lately. Among young Hollywood and even on everyday women in the streets, this gray trend has been trying to crack its way into to the mainstream. The three most notable celebrities to take it on are Kelly Osbourne, Kelis, and Lady Gaga. It really isn’t clear what would convince these youthful women to emulate grandmothers. Do they think they can get away with it because of their age? Maybe they think they’ve found an untapped, original trend to exploit. Well girls, there’s a reason why its untapped, it’s God-awful. 2. Ridiculous Sunglasses: Over the past few years, sunglasses have gone from all black wayfarers to aviators. It seems like there’s a competition going on among celebs to see who can put the most preposterous thing on their face. It all dates back to 2007 when Kanye West sported the now ubiquitous Alain Mikli “Shutter Shades” in his “Stronger” video. Since then, every retailer and bootlegger under the sun

has reproduced a version of these things. They’ve quickly become a sight to cause sore eyes (pun intended). Cut to today and you’ll see shades that seem out of this world. They have chains, crystals, barbed wire, led monitors, and even lampshade fringe hanging off of them. It has gotten out of hand. Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Nicky Minaj are just a few of the trend’s largest offenders. Come on ladies, keep it classy. 3.No pants: We are truly in a new generation. In what other era of human history have women not wearing bottoms ever been an issue? This trend can be blamed 100% on Lady Gaga. The woman burst onto the music scene refusing to cover up her bottom half for over a year. You were lucky if you caught her out in a pair of hot pants. She is out of this phase now, but her impact is still evident. As trends usually go, they start with celebrity embrace and trickle down. This trend is no different. Female performers have taken the stage in leotards and other scandalous attire for decades, but in the past two years, stage costumes have become fair game for everyday life. You’ll see Christina Aguilera at club in spandex shorts with fishnets over them. Or you’ll see Ashlee Simpson at dinner in just underwear and an oversized blazer.

How many times have you seen a girl on the bus wearing a hoodie, a pair of leggings and uggs? Girls all over the world now think these things are reasonable alternatives to covering themselves. Has the world gone mad? It’s a very frightening trend for girls to embrace. There are two things you should take away from this: a blazer is not a dress, and leggings are definitely not pants. 4 . O v e r- e m b e l l i s h e d Leggings: The only thing worse than wearing leggings as pants is having over-embellished ones. First off, they should only be worn in black or grey. Any other color and you’re already in trouble. It has somehow become the cool new thing to have a rainbow array of pink, green, gold and every other color legging. Sorry, but it’s just not cool. You end up looking like one of those retro exercise tapes from the 80’s. Leave that to Jane Fonda. Scary leggings can be found at almost every clothing store now. Cheetah prints, tie-dye, neon, rips, knee pads, sequins; the list goes on and on. These are all things to avoid. Leggings are a skin-tight, stretch material. Adding chaotic patterns draws way too much attention to your thighs, and what woman wants that? 5.Rihanna: So many unfortunate trends revolve around Rihanna that she needs her own category. Let’s start first with her hair. She scored a hit with her short pixie cut in 2008, but as Ri’s hair grew out it got interesting. In 2010, she’s had a fully blonde mohawk. After the mohawk, she switched to a blonde bowl cut. Yes, a bowl cut. Then she got the bowl cut even shorter and dyed it red. Now, she’s kept the red in the form of curled extensions. It seems that she’s aware of her impact and is just trying to keep everyone on their toes. This would explain her fashion sense. Rihanna’s style went from beautiful and classy, to cool and edgy, to shriek inducing. Her

style over the past year is the source of a majority of the fashion mistakes young women are making today. She makes it a mission to pick the most avant-garde, most ridiculous, most obscure garments to wear. Along with the trends on this list, she’s notorious for epic shoulder pads, clashing patterns, and nipple tape. To be safe, the best advice is to steer clear of anything Rihanna is doing because even if she gets away with it, it never works in the real world. Torraine Humes can be reached at

Halloween 2010 Make Your Plans Now

MARK ROBERTSON Arts & Entertainment Editor Halloween is a time to get out and have some spookygood fun! If you’re lacking plans, here are some event ideas to help you have the best possible Halloween. Hosted by Historic Hudson Valley, Van Courtland Manner has been transformed and now contains over 4,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns for this year’s “Great Jack O’lantern Blaze.” Other attractions include a giant spider web, a flying dragon, and a haunted Egyptian pyramid. Apple cider and donuts will also help set the mood before touring the grounds. Open now through Nov. 7, Tickets are available on Travel to White Plains and head to Elements Food & Spirits for a Halloween Rock Party. From 8-11pm, enjoy live rock and blues jam and get creative and join the costume contest. Don’t forget to watch out for all the giveaways. Black metal band, Leviathan, is also set to perform. If you really feel like showing off your costume, head (bottom) into New York City to participate in the Village Halloween Parade. Bands of all styles of music, dancers, artists, and even puppets will be there to accompany the elaborate costumes. While you’re in the city, stop by Nightmare: Superstitions, the elaborate haunted house. This haunted attraction even created a story to enhance the fear amongst its guests. After

walking through a small, carnival-style fun house, visitors enter an insane asylum setting, which holds voluntary patients who fear the danger of having broken a superstition. If you’ve ever wanted to live out House on Haunted Hill, this is an event you don’t want to miss! Open now through Nov. 6, Nightmare: Superstitions is located in the NOHO Event Center.

If this doesn’t give you enough goose bumps, check out Blood Manor, which packs almost every fear possible into one attraction. With over 5,000 square feet, this haunted house features a wolves’ den, zombie attacks, a vortex laser tunnel, a serial killer, a vampire lair, and psycho clowns. Travel through Blood Manor on foot through rooms and

corridors that hold a plethora of scary surprises. Located in Manhattan’s West Side, Blood Manor is open now through Nov. 6. If none of these events inspire you, try the haunted hayride in Sleepy Hollow, have your own costume party with friends, pop in a scary movie, or go trickor-treating. Mark Robertson can be reached at

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The heated debate continues this week as The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) openly opposes the rules of net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been negotiating a compromise on the issue since the mid-2000s but due to the outcry of the people, has abandoned recent efforts. Net neutrality is an idea that was proposed several years ago with the concept of having no restrictions on the content of websites or communicating via web. This sounds ideal to some, but there’s a bigger motive. Companies would have to pay Internet Service Providers (ISPs) a huge sum of money for their sites to operate at a faster speed. This would make it much more difficult for users to browse the web freely. These ISPs would control what sites you’re allowed to view based on how much you pay for your service. It would also affect the speed of your internet. Here is another example of how net neutrality works: A news source, such as FOX News could pay the ISP for faster access. When a user searches for something, FOX links are likely to pop up first whereas other links that may be relevant to the topic are hidden because those companies did not pay the ISP as much as FOX did. Users are paying the ISPs to use the internet, and the websites are paying the ISPs to be accessed via the internet, and the ISPs are already making a ton of money from practically inventing the internet to begin with – so how did this ever become fair to anybody other than the ISPs? Google and Verizon have already developed a framework negotiation for net neutrality. The agreement would ensure that ISPs cannot prevent users from sending and receiving lawful content, running lawful applications, and connecting to devices via the network. Facebook opposes this agreement claiming that ISPs will destroy the openness of the inter-

net if we allow this. “There’s not enough competition among broadband providers in many parts of the country to rely on market forces to prevent ISPs from abusing their position as potential gatekeepers,” said the Los Angeles times in August. Do you remember DialUp? Some of you are still on that old bandwagon, but for most of us, high-speed internet is the way to go. Everything is wireless and quick to the click. Limiting the speed and content of your browsing could seriously mess with your study methods. Are you a language major? Could you imagine not having the ability to access freet- to assist you with your homework? Or take a look at every social networking website you participate with. The chances are high that because these sites are so popular, you’ll still have access to them no matter what. But what if you couldn’t get on Facebook anymore because you couldn’t afford faster internet? Many oppose net neutrality simply for the reason that it conflicts with the 1st Amendment, and I’m in agreement. Although there are many unwanted things on the web that we often stumble upon, having free access to the internet allows us to learn. It also gives us the opportunity to be exposed to different issues and opinions. Particularly as a college

student, I use the internet as my first source of research. According to, the NCTA suggests that if the FCC is to follow through with its net neutrality rules, it should apply them only to “a clearly defined broadband Internet access service” as opposed to a managed one. The NCTA also hopes that these rules will apply to search engines and content gateways. ISPs tend to argue that because they build the infrastructure of the internet, they should be able to profit more from it than they actually do. Perhaps if I was part of an ISP I would feel the same way, but since I’m not, I will continue to see the internet as the land of the free where I can roam and browse whatever I want. The main principle that we must consider is that net neutrality limits our freedom to search the web. Once we pay to have access to the internet, we should not be forced to view only certain websites because they paid more money. It doesn’t mean that their information is better or that their products are more reliable than others. It means that they are more capable of promoting themselves than other companies. Implementing such a feature would severely alter the purpose of the internet and it will become nothing more than a new way to limit, brainwash, and profit. Kelly Povero can be reached at

SPEAK OUT Q: “If you could throw a book at anybody – who would it be, and what book would you choose?”

Diana Intrabartola Stephanie Chiarucci Junior Psychology

“I would throw Going Rogue by Sarah Palin at Sarah Palin’s face.”

Brian Keegan Junior Criminal Justice & Biology

“I would throw the Qur’an at Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, because based on his opinions on the building of the mosque, maybe he should read it.”

Ralph Giamei Senior Computer Science “I would throw the Hebrew scripture at Hitler.”

Sophomore Undecided

“I would throw the thickest, heaviest, and most enjoyable Harry Potter book from the series at Stephanie Meyer’s head.”


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What’s In The Stars for You? Happy Birthday Libra!

Aries (Mar. 20--Apr. 19): Whatever is occurring in your life at this time is clearly intense and emotion-laden. You may feel as though your very life depends upon making your point of view heard and acknowledged. I would not want to be on your enemy list right now, lest you attack. Count to 10 and rattle your sabers before you explode. Give people a fighting chance.

Libra (Sep. 23--Oct. 22): Venus is backtracking in the territory of finances and other personal resources, so these topics will have special priority this fall. It is in your better interest to conserve assets (money, time, health, and energy) during this period. Think carefully about the future before you spend your savings. Scorpio (Oct. 23--Nov. 21): Many admire your ability to stick to a project until it is completed. You have a remarkable capacity to focus on a long term goal. But sometimes this goes over the edge into rigidity and unwillingness to switch gears as needed. If an attitude or the past is troubling you, then now is the time to let it flow down the river.

Taurus (Apr. 20--May 19): You and your partner have need of increased space between you. You have been so in tandem that the Self is getting lost. It does not matter who initiates the idea for a breathing space. It comes from a joint need. This does not mean anything about love, so don’t misinterpret and create trouble where there is not.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22--Dec. 20): Your jovial attitude last week may have carried you overboard. Now you have to make good on promises that you might not have thought through originally. Commitments to friends or an organization may now be interfering with your commitment to home, hearth, and family.

Gemini (May 20 -- June 20) : You continue to work on your new project (or new lover) and you are really into the flow of it now. You may be writing a story or setting up the framework for a creative work to emerge. Those who have children are helping to shape their minds and hearts during this period.

Capricorn ( Dec 21 -- Jan 19): One side of you is devoted to maintaining the status quo and following the rules. Another side of you is the rebel deluxe, the one who always colors outside the lines. You probably feel much more comfortable in one mode or the other. Whichever way is your norm, you now encounter your opposite. Moderation is the “key.”

Cancer (June 21--July 21): There is a lot of chatter all around you. Some of it may be disturbing to your sense of comfort. Don’t buy into it or worry overmuch. The dust will settle soon and whatever the event, it will be over in a few days’ time. Your partner’s needs may be interfering with your personal creative time. This, too, is over shortly.

Aquarius (Jan. 20--Feb. 17): Let the past go. Keep only what and who is truly important to you. The main trajectory is to blend what is at your core and unchangeable with what is nontraditional for you. This will be a test of confidence and creativity, but it is timely now. Perhaps your sense of spirituality is expanding its previous boundaries.

Leo (July 22 --Aug. 21) Your wisdom and strength serves as a healing balm for others at this time. Others will likely be very supportive to you as well. Concentrate on healing within any relationship that needs assistance. An open heart will work absolute wonders. Virgo (Aug 22--Sep. 22): The tension over details from last week gives way to a much more restful period now. This is a fine time to enjoy books and/or TV, meditate and journal. Give yourself time for selfexploration and even just “diddling around” and relaxing. Your dreams are meaningful and your intuition strong.

Pisces (Feb. 18--Mar. 19): This is a time in which there is a strong emphasis on healing. You may be involved in both functions, the healer and the healee. Let your intuition flow and guide you. Give attention to your dreams. Ask your higher self for answers at night and they will be there in the morning when you waken. (text) (illustrations)

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WEDNESDAY, October 20, 2010

Homecoming Recap

Pace Goes Three for Four Homecoming weekend AMANDA SHINN Sports Editor Pace Volleyball Since Homecoming weekend revolves predominantly around sporting events, there is a certain exciting feeling in the game-day air that other weekends lack. With the large turnouts to the pep-rally and fireworks on Friday and to the tabling, tent and alumni festivities on Saturday, Pace pride was one thing that was not lacking. The volleyball team was lucky enough to have two homecoming games and won them both. The volleyball team has clinched second place in the NE10 division this weekend with a 15-6 overall record and 7-2 in the conference. The lady Setters won three sets to one (23-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-15) over the Falcons of Bentley University on Homecoming Saturday and won three sets to none (30-28, 25-20, 25-19) over the Skyhawks of Stonehill before the pep rally on Friday. Vicky Pompilus led the Setters in kills this weekend with 24 while adding seven digs. Nora Rugova was second highest in kills with 23 and added 25 digs. Elyse Rowland led the team in digs totaling 39 while adding four assists. Shea Hansen had 73 assists and contributed 19 digs and eight kills this weekend. Sianna Johnson capped the weekend off with 20 kills, 10 digs and three assists. The team will look to face St. Rose on Wed. Oct 20 to con-

PHOTOS-Amanda Shinn tinue their climb on the NE-10 charts. Pace Football The Pace football team endured a tough Homecoming game loss, 27-0, to the Stonehill Skyhawks. Starting quarterback Joseph Romanick was out with a shoulder injury and is just one of the many injuries plaguing the Setters this season. Freshman Ryan Kasdorf took Romanicks starting spot with his first career start for the game and went 7-18 in passing for 72 yards. The offense as a whole totaled 135 yards. Eddie Vachon of the Skyhawks was their powerhouse for the day totaling 122 yards and accounting for all of the four rushing touchdowns. On Defense, Jonfrey Sanchez, Homecoming MVP, led

the Setters with 13 tackles with three of them for losses. David Lopez posted eight tackles and one interception while Yves Delpeche finished with seven tackles. Obi Onejeme and Daniel Parker each totaled six tackles and one sack. The Setters are now 0-4 in the Northeast-10 confer-

ence and gave the Skyhawks their only conference win which brings them to 1-3 in conference for the season. Pace is back into action on Oct. 23, against the Falcons (3-5) at Bentley University for their Homecoming weekend game. Pace Soccer

After coming off a 2-1 overtime win on Oct. 13, against Le Moyne, Pace women’s soccer team took another win against Bentley University 2-1 in their Homecoming game. If it were not for a Bentley goal with six seconds left in the game, the Setters would have shut the Falcons out. Jackie Munson found Allyson Dyl in front of the goal for a head ball for the first goal in the first half. Kelsey Laro assisted Cheyenne James in the 81st minute for the second goal of the game. Sophomore goalkeeper Courtany Hagen spent the entire time in the goal and totaled four saves for the day. Pace improves to 5-10-0 overall, 3-10-0 in conference play and will host Adelphi in their next match-up. Amanda Shinn can be reached at

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Swim at Your Own Risk

Pace is ready to make a statement this season in the NE-10 AMANDA SHINN Sports Editor Pace swimming and diving Head Coach Bill Natlo’s off season has probably been just as busy as the on season. With only two seniors on the women’s swimming squad, two on the men’s squad and 35 swimmers altogether, the Setters are a considerably young and talented team with a lot of flexibility. The women’s team will be introducing five new names to their roster this season. Three of the five are from New York, one is from California and one is from New Zealand. The men have nine new names to their roster, with

eight from the tri-state area and one from California. “My staff and I are very excited about the level of talent, as well as the character and academic promise, of this incoming class,” said Coach Natlo. “The 14 athletes entering our program will, without a doubt, help us continue our goal of becoming a recognized presence in the NE-10.” The Setters are coming from a rather successful season. The women placed fifth overall and the men placed seventh in the NE-10 conference three-day championship. In their last meet for the year, the New York University (NYU) Last Chance Invitational, both the men and wom-

Angela Calia en’s team set team records. Then, freshman, Jenna Wood ended the invitational

PHOTO-Amanda Shinn by lowering her school record time in the 100 yd backstroke (1:00.02). Wood’s 100-yard

backstroke time, along with her times in the 200-yard backstroke (2:11.36), and the 500-yard freestyle (5:11.08) set new pool records at NYU. Then, junior, Callie Grace also lowered her 50-yard freestyle record to 25:22. For the men, then freshman Kevin Dickson beat his own records in the 50-yard (21.79) and 100yard (47.82) freestyles, along with lowering his own record in the 100-yard butterfly (52.73). All three of these competitors are coming back a year older and more experienced. Amanda Shinn can be reached at

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WEDNESDAY, October 20, 2010


Cheyenne James AMANDA SHINN Sports Editor

This week’s Setter Stage star is Ballston Spa, NY native, and soccer senior, Cheyenne James. She lets The Paw Print in on her life. The Paw Print: What position do you play? Cheyenne James: I play either center midfielder or striker.

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PP: How long have you been playing soccer? CJ: Since I was 8, so about 12 years now.

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PP: Do you ever get sick of it? CJ: There are days you’d rather just not go but overall I love it and couldn’t imagine it not in my life. PP: What are you majoring in and what would you like to do after graduation? CJ: My major is criminal justice, and I just took the LSATS so hopefully I scored well enough to where I can get into law school. If not, my goal is to just not be homeless pretty much. If I do make it into law school, I would want to be a law guardian for kids after I graduate. PP: Have you interned? If so, where? CJ: Yes I interned last spring at the Westchester district attorney’s office in White Plains. PP: Are you a member of any other clubs/organizations on campus? CJ: I am the president of the Criminal Justice Society here on campus. It’s a place where people who are interested in criminal justice can come together and discuss anything in the field and provide opportunities you wouldn’t have in your normal classes. The society plans events each year and is open for anyone to attend to, not just criminal justice majors. PP: What do you like to do in your free time? CJ: I like to run surprisingly and I like to listen to music and hang out with friends. PP: What will you miss the most when you graduate? CJ: Definitely my friends that I met here and my soccer team but I’m hoping I’ll still be close to a lot of them.

CJ: Ever since I was little I wanted to get a scholarship and play in college so I guess when I was around 10 years old. PP: Wow, that is great you had such goals at that young of an age. What is your most proud soccer moment? CJ: I’d have to say my first goal that I scored here at Pace. I always scored either preseason or post-season so it became a big joke about how I could never score. It took me till senior year but it was a really proud moment. PP: What characteristic mentally or physically, do you believe is absolutely crucial to have in the game of soccer? CJ: Mentally, you have to be prepared to come back after a bad pass or bad play. You can’t put your head down but have to rather stay positive and keep your head in the game. PP: Will you play after graduation? CJ: Yes I will probably play in one of the old lady leagues (laughs). PP: Do you work now? CJ: I do, I work in a court in Chappaqua as an assistant court clerk, and I also waitress at Michael’s tavern. PP: I’d say you have a full plate with school, soccer and work. When you are stressed out with any or all of the above what do you do the relieve it? CJ: I usually read to relieve stress or sometimes my poor friends listen to me rant. Soccer actually helps a lot too though.

PP: What is something that most people don’t know about you or would be surprised to know?

PP: What kind of books do you like to read?

CJ: My birthday is on Halloween.

CJ: Light, quick reads like romances novels or mysteries.

PP: That goes hand in hand with my next question-what will you be for Halloween? What was your best costume to date?

PP: What has been your favorite class here at Pace and who has been your favorite professor?

CJ: I haven’t gotten far yet on my costume for this year. I’d have to say my best costume was last year when I was Lucy from I love Lucy. I love that show; she’s my girl. PP: Is it your favorite holiday considering it is like a two-for-one? CJ: Yes, that and Thanksgiving because of the food. PP: At what point did you know that you wanted to play soccer on a higher level and continue through college?

CJ: My favorite class was criminal law and my favorite professors have been Dr. Ryan and Dr. Fitzgerald. PP: Do you have a favorite T.V. show? CJ: Family Guy is one of my favorites. I love Brian and Stewie interacting; they’re definitely hilarious. PP: Thank you Cheyenne-Enjoy the rest of your senior season and year! Amanda Shinn can be reached at

The Paw Print - Volume XXXIV, Issue 7  


The Paw Print - Volume XXXIV, Issue 7