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(Aiden Shaw/ The Penn) Reverend Paula Stone Williams came to IUP Wednesday to discuss the gender equity issue that faces the country.

Is life really easier for men? Reverend responds EMILY LOOSE

Staff Writer @ThePennIUP

Reverend Paula Stone Williams once had the privilege many would have wanted – she was CEO of a company, an editor of a magazine and has spoken at some of the biggest churches in the country. But that was all before she transitioned and finally became the woman she knew she was. Williams, a long-time pastor who has been featured in “The New York Times” and has her own TedTalk, came to IUP on Wednesday to discuss the gender equity issue that faces our country. A group of more than 100 students and town residents were at the lecture, which was sponsored and put together by the Society for Appreciation of Cultural and Religious Diversity (S.A.C.R.E.D.), to hear her story of how she learned the difference in how men and women are treated by living both lives. Though she knew she was a female since the age of 3 or 4, Stone did not come out or transi-


tion until just a few years ago. This change caused her to lose a lot, but she had no idea how much being a woman would change the power and structure of the system she thought she knew. “The world is tilted in men’s favor, but sometimes they don’t realize it or understand,” she said to the group. “I thought I was a champion for women when I was a man, but I really was not.” Williams recalled that before her transition, things could go her way, and she had a lot of privilege. She could get a room to listen to her, and people would take her opinions seriously. As a woman, she found that she could barely get someone to give her the right seat on an airplane. Yet, as she made it clear, this is still better than what some women are handed. She stated that the world is not one of gender equity. Though there may be gender equality, men and women do not start in the same place, making gender equity difficult. An example she gave dealt with the male and female predisposition in the workplace. If a room is full of male workers,

they will search for the alpha. If the alpha is a female, they will try to discredit her because it makes them uncomfortable. If the alpha is a male, they will rank themselves accordingly, but later try to take him down. This is not the same for women. “Women in a workplace will collaborate, but they are forced into a system where they do not get to collaborate,” she said. Williams also discussed how religion can play a role in this issue, as well as their role in the issue with sexuality. More than half of evangelical churches do not believe a woman can take on a leadership role. Many of these same groups make people feel shameful about their sexuality, which she believes is the reason for so many sex scandals in church. In the last thirty years, insurance companies have covered more than 7,000 claims of sex abuse in church. These same churches include people who do not trust transgender people in the bathrooms with which they identify, despite facts showing that there has never been trouble. But as Williams said, it is not

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about the facts. It is about fighting problems that do not need solved. Out of nine species studied, only one was shown to create an enemy if there was none. This species is humans. It is what we believe is a “necessity” to survive. Williams also sees this with men and women because while men might not realize it, they believe they need to dominate. To make her point clear, she gave many examples of ways that men can help make a difference in gender equity. One of those examples is to shut up. “Don’t talk until every woman has spoken,” Williams said. “In meetings, men talk two times as much as women do and are interrupted much less.” She also explained that women were beneficial to companies due to how they worked. “Unlike men, women don’t take unnecessary chances, and multiple studies have shown that they are always willing to collaborate to make things work,” she said. What could women do though? According to Williams, not too much. “Men need to become sen-

sitive to reality,” she said. “They need to figure it out themselves.” As the discussion started to end, multiple hands were raised to ask questions dealing with both the lecture and her personal life. While she had struggles with family in the past, she said she is still close with her ex-wife. Her son, who had not spoken to her for a while, came back around and is now writing a book about the whole experience. Even with all of the struggles she went through, Williams said she is happy with how far things have come. Despite living her life the way she wants, Williams said she still has some regrets. Women she worked with have emailed her to tell her how she used to dismiss them. Though she thought she took these women seriously and treated them well, she knows their words were likely true, and it does not upset her. It is just another reality check into the difference of being a man and a woman. “I hope I live a long time because there is a lot I need to make up for,” Williams said.



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Buy food in bulk or go shopping weekly? EMILY LOOSE

Staff Writer @ThePennIUP

Food and money are two things that don’t always coexist well if you ask any college student. Some may buy in bulk, lasting them a long time. Others may buy groceries every week. But who is getting a better deal? For Christopher Pagan (senior, biology education), buying every two weeks is much easier, especially when buying bread and eggs. “That stuff goes bad pretty fast, so I try to buy as I need it,” Pagan said. “Bulk is harder when you share an apartment and have limited space.” However, he said he does buy certain things, such as meat and snacks, as he needs it, which is usually less often. Coming from a family of five, he is used to them spending $200 biweekly on food. Now he can spend as little as $30 just for himself. “Yeah, you can save in bulk, but it’s not always good brands,” he said. “Buying every two weeks

can give better sales and fresher food.” Tristan West (sophomore, communications media), on the other hand said, he believes bulk is much better. “At home, we always buy in bulk,” West said. “We don’t have to make as many trips, and it is usually much cheaper.” College has made this much more difficult, however. If he is not going home, West said he buys as he needs it from one of the PODs on campus. PODs are convenience stores found at the Co-Op Store, as well as Wallwork and Putt Halls. West said he believes it is simpler than going to the grocery store. Having a meal plan and Flex, he can use that money instead of using his pocket change. But because not everyone has a meal plan, he knows this is not the choice for everyone. If he didn’t have a plan, he said he is sure he would buy in bulk. Morgan Eytcheson (graduate, biology) agrees with West when

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it comes to buying in bulk. Living with her boyfriend and dogs, she said bulk makes life much simpler. As a graduate student, she doesn’t always have the time to go shopping. This obstacle is made even more difficult without a car. “Going grocery shopping is a hassle, and even though I think I spend too much money, I know I’m still getting a good deal,” Eytcheson said regarding her $300

monthly bill. She said the only time she knows it is time to go grocery shopping is when she runs out of eggs, which she also buys in bulk. A poll among students showed that it is split almost evenly on how they buy groceries, with 54 percent saying to go bulk. The above arguments of freshness and less trips are also seen among the poll. Both sides of the arguments

prove to have pros and cons. Though it might seem more expensive to shop every one or two weeks, some are able to make it work in their favors. If you can make your food shopping habits work for you, that is what you should stick with. But if you are still not sure, a few more students might suggest to go bulk buying, especially if you have the room for it.

Police Blotter THEFT • A white, heavy-set male with gray hair and facial hair, wearing a camp hat, a gray t-shirt and dark pants,

ordered food and drinks from a restaurant located in the 700 block of Philadelphia Street and left without paying between 2:12 and 3:05 p.m. Oct. 8. Anyone with information is asked to call Indiana borough police at 724-349-2121.

HIT AND RUN • Nathaniel Seitz, of Blairsville, was cited with causing damage to an unattended vehicle after he didn’t notify police or the owner of the vehicle he damaged in a private parking lot behind 665 Philadelphia St. on Oct. 5, according to borough police.

PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS • Masaud Alaklebi, 28, of Indiana, was arrested for public drunkenness after a local homeowner found

Alaklebi intoxicated inside his residence in the 1200 block of Church Street at 12:54 a.m. Oct. 6, according to borough police.

OPEN CONTAINER • Dishawn Carcamo, of New York, N.Y., was cited with violating the open container code in the 800 block of Garman Avenue at 3:44 p.m. Oct. 6, according to borough police.

• Gabrielle Ziegler, 21, of Beaver Falls, was cited with violating the open container code in the 200 block of South Seventh Street at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 6, according to borough police.

• Taylor O’Hanlon, 22, of Hudson, N.Y., was cited for violating the open container code in the 700 block of Washington Street at 6:08 p.m. Oct. 6, according to borough police.

UNDERAGE DRINKING • Joseph Crespo, 19, of Philadelphia, was spotted with an open container in the 100 block of South Eighth Street when he was identified as underaged and cited with underage drinking and a violation of the open container code at 5:10 p.m. Oct. 6, according to borough police.

STOLEN VEHICLE • Michael Corey Matheny, 30, of Parkersburg, W.Va., stole a bucket truck from the Moreau Sign Company,

located at 27 North 11th St., and left the truck in the 1100 block of Gompers Avenue. Matheny was identified through surveillance camera footage and tips from social media, and was arrested Oct. 8, according to borough police.

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Student travels the world before college JEREMY STOUT

Staff Writer @ThePennIUP

Sara Wareham (freshman, homeland security) has made 10 different moves across five different countries, and she’s only 18. The reason for so many moves is that her parents are missionaries. Wareham said that her parents being missionaries makes religion an important part of who she is. “It’s helped lead me down that path I’m on and make me the person I am today,” Wareham said. Besides the U.S., she’s lived in Korea, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. Wareham said that since she grew up moving a lot, she got used to the change. When she was a kid, she was somewhat resentful, she said, but now she’s grateful for the experience. Wareham said that she was not looking forward to settling down

(Jeremy Stout/ The Penn) Sara Wareham (freshman, homeland security) has moved across five countries because her parents are missionaries.

for the time being, however. She said that she doesn’t have much of a preference between the countries she’s lived in, but she does think that her own personal growth was greater in

Indonesia. “It’s the people that make or break the place, and whether you enjoy the place that you’re living depends entirely on you,” Wareham said.

In the future, Wareham said she sees herself continuing to move because of her chosen career as an active duty Army officer. Wareham, who is currently in the ROTC program, said she

chose to go down that path because it just felt right. “It’s what I feel that I’m called to do,” said Wareham. She said she views America as a global culture. “Other places have their own culture, but there’s a McDonald’s in every town in the U.S.,” said Wareham. She said that she relates with American culture more than other places. “I know of other cultures, but none of them really feel like mine,” she said. She said that she never actively took in any cultures of the places she’s traveled, but that passively it had to have happened. “It’s more like simmering in a stew,” said Wareham. Wareham was born in Indiana, the same place her dad got his master’s degree. She says that she’s enjoyed her time at IUP, and that she’s looking to go directly into active service after completing her undergrad.


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Take out your daily microaggressions EMILY LOOSE

Staff Writer @ThePennIUP

There are times when people say something that can be harmful even if they don’t realize it. Sometimes the harmful things they say can be ignorant, too. Perhaps you have heard someone say something like this: “But you’re Asian! Shouldn’t you be great at math?” “Your hair is so cool and weird! Can I touch it? I bet it has a weird texture.” This week’s segment of the Six O’Clock Series dealt with this issue that many know all too well – microaggression. By definition, microaggression is the display of indirect, subtle or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group. John Rindy, director of Slippery Rock’s Career Development program, came to IUP to discuss the problem with the group of roughly one hundred students. His college had had its own controversy with microaggressions just a few years ago, and it

(YouTube) John Rindy, director of Slippery Rock’s Career Development, program came to IUP to discuss the issue of microaggression.

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The professional side showed her natural curly hair as straight and smooth. In frustration, the student tweeted it out with others reacting just as angrily. This controversy helped Rindy to realize how deeply effective things that no one always takes notice of can be. This is especially true if one is a member of the majority. As Rindy explained, there is a difference between inherent and assumed identities, the former being what you are born with and the latter being what you have grown to take in. The things you are born with do not have to be part of your identity if it does not mean much to you, however. Rindy said he had been guilty of this. “Being white really doesn’t mean anything to me,” he said. “I can laugh at a joke about white guys because it does not bother me, but I know that is not true with everyone.” He recalled a time talking to a colleague when she mentioned how he sees her. When she had mentioned him seeing her as African-American, he was quick to tell her that wasn’t true, but her response opened his eyes. Her response to him had been, “And that offends me. Just because your race is not an import-

ant part of you does not mean it is not an important part of me.” “Of course, I did not mean to offend her, but I did,” Rindy said. “I invalidated the way she felt.” According to Rindy, there are three types of microaggressions: microinsult, microassault and microinvalidation. Microinsults are indirect insults of an identity that is usually seen through a negative compliment. Microassaults are direct attacks meant to harm someone, as is the case with racist symbols. The conversation Rindy had with a coworker above is an example of microinvalidation. To further prove his point on understanding microaggressions, Rindy gave the crowd scenarios to look at, the same scenarios he used in a poll. One of these examples was as follows: “A black student is looking at

a potential career but notices that it is white-dominated. Out loud, she says ‘I wonder if I should even apply.’ “A coach of hers hears this and stops to talk to her. ‘Let’s focus on getting you a job. Let’s not worry about your race.’” As the poll showed, many found this to be a microaggression – specifically, a microinvalidation because the coach was trying to pretend her race might not be an issue. But microaggressions happen everyday, and everyone commits them, even faculty. On the screen were different scenarios that had actually happened. In one, an adviser built a resume for a female student, while working together with a male student on his. Another showed that a recruiter refused to help a student because they were overweight. While these might seem like problems that are difficult to deal with, Rindy was quick to give tips for those on the receiving end. “First, you need to pause,” he said. “Maybe you did not hear them right. But after that, focus on the situation and not the person, you need to give them the benefit of the doubt. Then educate them. There is a good chance that they do not know what they said was wrong.” As the discussion came to a close, Rindy reminded students that they had to find their own ways to deal with these situations. While it may be easy to get out a phone and tweet out frustration, there are better ways that can be beneficial to all involved, even if it is just stepping back and taking a second look.

Of course I did not mean to offend her, but I did. —John Rindy

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Study examines health risks of climate change KAREN KAPLAN Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Is climate change stressing you out? A new study linking weather and mental health in the United States suggests things could get much worse. The study outlines three separate ways that hotter and more extreme weather stand to undermine the mental well-being of the people forced to experience it. The effects will be most pronounced for women and for low-income Americans, the findings indicate. “Ultimately, if observed relationships from the recent past persist, added climate change may amplify the society-wide mental health burden,” the study authors wrote Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research team – led by Nick Obradovich, a data scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab who examines climate change and human behavior – was guided by the real-life experience of a diverse group of people from 263 cities across the country. All of them took part in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a health survey that’s been operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 1984. Between 2002 and 2012, nearly 2 million participants were asked this question: “Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?” Obradovich and his colleagues used the responses to classify people into two groups: those who reported any recent days with poor mental health and those who didn’t. The study authors acknowledged that this was a far cry from assessing an individual’s true psychiatric state. But conducting individual assessments of so many people was simply not feasible. On the plus side, the survey participants were randomly selected to be representative of the nation as a whole. Also, the way the question was worded allowed the researchers to identify people who were experiencing mental distress even if they hadn’t sought professional

(TNS) Mountain biker Guillermo Salazar, of Reseda, wiped sweat from his forehead while taking a break from riding amid temperatures in the 90’s at San Vicente Mountain Park in Los Angeles.

health, they wrote. The CDC data included a location for each participant, and the researchers used it to match each person’s mental health status to the weather where he or she lived. Over the 10-year study period, they found three distinct ways that climate change was associated with worse mental health. The first was what the authors called “short-run weather exposure,” which they assessed in two ways. For starters, they recorded the highest temperature for each day in each city, then calculated the average of those peaks over the course of each month. When the maximum daily temperature averaged 86 degrees Fahrenheit or above, the odds that people would experience poor mental health were 1 percentage point higher than in months when the average high temperature was between 50 and 59 degrees, and 0.5 percentage points higher than when the average high temperature was between 77 and 86 degrees. Some people were more vulnerable than others, the researchers found. They sorted the participants into four groups according to their income and found that the effect of high temperatures on mental health was 60 percent greater for those at the bottom of the economic ladder than for those at the top. The researchers also found

that being a woman instead of a man was associated with an effect of the same magnitude. When these factors were combined, they calculated that the negative effect of high temperatures on mental health was twice as high for low-income women as it was for

high-income men. Rainy days took a toll as well. The odds of reporting mental health problems were 2 percentage points higher in extremely rainy months with more than 25 days of precipitation than they were in months with no precipitation at all. Next, the researchers considered the effect of warming that occurred over the course of several years. They divided their data into two time periods: 2002 through 2006, and 2007 through 2011. Among the 156 cities with data from both periods, they found that when the average maximum temperature increased by 1.8 degrees between the earlier and later years, the prevalence of mental health problems increased by 2 percentage points. Obradovich and his colleagues tweaked their analysis in several ways to make sure that this result was not a fluke. For instance, when they focused on the 78 cities that had data for all 10 years, they found the effect was slightly larger. The researchers noted that the effects of multiyear warming were most pronounced in the spring and summer.

Finally, the team considered the toll of hurricanes on mental health. They said they singled out this type of natural disaster because climate change is expected to make these storms more frequent and more intense. The CDC data showed that after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast region in August 2005, reports of mental health problems increased in places with declared disasters. Meanwhile, in places that weren’t affected by the hurricane, the mental health of study participants improved after the storm. By comparing hurricane victims with other Americans, the researchers were able to estimate just how much the exposure to Katrina was associated with changes in mental health. Their result: The occurrence of mental health problems was 4 percentage points higher among those who were hit by the hurricane than among those who weren’t. While all three factors were significantly associated with worse mental health, there was a clear hierarchy among them – hurricanes were the worst, followed by long-term warming and short-term temperature changes.

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Music industry hails passage of the Music Modernization Act RANDALL ROBERTS and RANDY LEWIS Los Angeles Times (TNS)

American politics may be polarized, but a new law signed by President Donald Trump on Thursday suggests that liberals and conservatives agree on the need for a better system to compensate musicians and songwriters in the digital era. The Music Modernization Act, co-sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., is a response to the modern world of music streaming and satellite radio – platforms that did not exist when laws governing royalty payments to music creators and license holders were drafted decades ago. The comprehensive music licensing bill corrects a number of pre-digital-era anachronisms. It creates a new independent entity that will license songs to companies that play music online, and then pay songwriters, including those who released hits decades ago before federal music copyrights took effect. A broad coalition of musicians, music publishers, songwriters and broadcasters who pushed for the legislation hailed its passage as a historic achievement for an indus-

(TNS) Musician Kid Rock waited for President Trump to sign the Music Modernization Act into law in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Thursday.

try that has long short-changed artists. “As we celebrate the harmony and unity that got us here, we applaud the efforts of the thousands of performers, songwriters and studio professionals who rallied for



historic change to ensure all music creators are compensated fairly when their work is used by digital and satellite music services,” Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said in a statement. After receiving unanimous

approval in the House and Senate, the measure was signed into law by the president during a ceremony at the White House that was also attended by rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West, rap-rocker Kid Rock and Beach Boys founding member Mike Love. “Our music licensing laws are convoluted, out of date and don’t reward songwriters fairly for their work,” said Hatch, who also is a musician and songwriter. “They’ve also failed to keep up with recent, rapid changes in how Americans purchase and listen to music.” As a consequence, argued proponents, songwriters haven’t been properly compensated for their intellectual property, either due to outdated definitions or data inefficiencies. The goal: “To make it easier for music creators to make a living,” as a statement from digital accounting company Sound Exchange put it. The new law “is the culmination of a gargantuan struggle that was resolved by an unparalleled alliance between all music industry stakeholders and the relevant tech companies,” said Richard James Burgess, chief executive of A2IM, a coalition of independent record companies. “In this digital age, more music is enjoyed by more people than at any time in the history of humankind. The signing of this bill represents a significant step toward better lives for music creators and those that support

them.” Musicians also praised the legislation. “We are all ... very grateful to Congress for recognizing the logic, common sense and desire for fairness behind the Music Modernization Act,” said musician and producer Peter Asher, half of the ‘60s duo Peter & Gordon and producer of recordings by Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Martin, Neil Diamond and others. “The bill makes some very sensible changes to the rules and brings the business of music up to date, enabling it to address fairly issues such as streaming and all the new technologies of the digital age.” Singer-songwriter Paul Williams, who also is chairman and president of ASCAP, one of several not-forprofit performance-rights organizations that collect and distribute royalties on behalf of songwriters, said in a statement, “American songwriters work tirelessly behind the scenes to create the music that fans all over the world enjoy.” The new law, he added, “brings us one step closer to a music licensing framework that reflects how people listen to music today.” One of the main achievements of the law, advocates say, is that it guarantees that writers of pre-1972 songs receive federal copyright protection, allowing them to earn payments from streaming services, some of which have regularly played those songs without paying royalties. The legislation also adds transparency to the amount that streaming services pay to rights holders and establishes a centralized music licensing entity to collect royalties. As part of its mission, the entity is charged with creating and updating a detailed database of music composition copyrights in order to make it easier for online providers to pair songwriters and publishers with recordings. “In most territories, there’s one entity that does all the licensing,” said Mark Goldstein, associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and former senior vice president of business and legal affairs at Warner Bros. Records. “If you want a piece of intellectual property, you gotta go to that entity. You pay in.” Not so in the U.S., he said, noting that there are multiple performance rights companies. “It’s a nightmare,” he said. “It’s inefficient.”


Mothers worry about sons’ future, dismiss allegations false information. Using this data and data from the 2010 U.S. Census, Twitter user @carlatomsmd calculated that the chance of men being falsely accused of sexual assault or rape is less than one percent. In contrast, research has found that around one in six men is a victim of sexual assault or rape, approximately 17 percent. Yet still, #HimToo supporters are stuck on the idea that women make false claims to ruin mens’ lives. “Why would someone come out with a statement years after it allegedly happened?” they ask. What they fail to realize is that almost everything is acting against survivors when they try to accuse their assailants. Women are already afraid of being called liars by police, by judges, by the public. If their rape doesn’t fit into the stereotypical (and incredibly false) idea of what rape is – like that it was committed by a delusional stranger, and there is a significant amount of physical

evidence – then it often becomes invalidated. Not only that, but more often than not, rape cases don’t lead to a conviction. Out of every 1000 rapes, only six rapists will be incarcerated, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). That’s less than one percent. And sometimes, even when rapists are convicted, they serve only minimal sentences. Need I mention Brock Turner, who raped a drunk, unconscious woman behind a dumpster and was sentenced to only six months in prison after the judge stated a felony offense would have “a severe impact on him”? Even when a woman has proven that she was raped, people worry about the men and their futures. What about women’s futures? Why does everything always come back to men and what affects them? Men have held privilege since the beginning of time, and when a movement emerges to beg for awareness on women’s issues, men immediately have to draw the spotlight back on themselves. Allow women to speak. Listen to women. Believe women.


(Chandler Bouton) “Gaze of a fascist: Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate is stoking fears of a return to dictatorship. He has made openly racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments and praised Brazil’s previous military dictatorships. He faces off against the center-left candidate Fernando Haddad in a run-off election on Oct. 23. Bolsonaro is the front runner.”

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When Christine Blasey Ford came forward with rape allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the #MeToo movement made sure to publicly back her and her story. Despite allegations from two other women, an additional hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee and an FBI investigation, evidence could not be found to prove Kavanaugh was guilty. On Oct. 5, he was confirmed to the Supreme Court with a 51-49 vote from the Senate. Following his confirmation, many people took to social media to start their own #HimToo movement, claiming their desire to shed light on the issue of angry women who make false claims against men to ruin their careers. Most were men or mothers worried for their sons, and they discussed how many men are now afraid of women and of dating because they think they’re going to be accused of sexual harassment or assault. The idea that false accusation cases are just as prevalent as sexual assault and rape cases is dramatically overestimated. Statistically, men are more likely to be sexually assaulted themselves than be accused of sexually assaulting someone else. Rigorous studies from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) show that only between 2-8 percent of reported sexual assault cases contain


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Student Debate: Should JUUL stay or let the smoke clear

(Facebook) The JUUL pods contain as much nicotine as one pack of cigarettes.

JUUL, created in 2017 after spinning off from PAX Labs, sells e-cigarettes.


JUUL has positive factors BETHANY BAILEY Staff Writer @bethxnybailey

Young adults smoking cigarettes have been an issue since the creation of the tobacco product. In 1920, the legal age of smoking cigarettes was between 16 and 18. Tobacco factories were ordered to stop advertising their products on TV in 1971 because of the negative effects it has on the human body. It was not until 1999 that cigarette companies were banned from advertising on billboards. That was the last form of advertising cigarette companies could use. In 2017, 7.6 percent of the overall population of high school students in America have smoked or smoke cigarettes, and 2 percent of the middle school population have also tried cigarettes. These numbers are significantly lower compared to 2001, in which 28.5 percent of high school students were smokers. The massive decline in smoking cigarettes can


most likely be contributed to the invention of the e-cigarette. The e-cigarette was created in 2003 and contributed to the vape phenomenon in the early 2000s. It was not until 2017 the electronic cigarette called JUUL arrived and made vaping become an epidemic. There are many negative opinions on the JUUL. However, the positive aspects of the JUUL seem to be overlooked. When the rumors of the JUUL company being shut down started to circulate, Angie (freshman, psychology) said she felt sad. “I started smoking cigarettes at the age of 12, and I bought the JUUL to quit cigarettes,” she said. She said the electronic cigarette helped her through her nicotine addiction, providing a healthier option. She goes on to say that she can see why some people find them controversial. “If you have never smoked before and have a JUUL, it’s pointless,” Angie said. It’s true, the point of electronic

cigarettes is to stop smokers from using cigarettes. When the JUUL was first released the intent of the company was “a viable smoking alternative for adults,” according to the JUUL website. The JUUL was never intended for people under the age of 18. For whatever reason, high schoolers began to access these electronic cigarettes, and it became an instant controversy. The JUUL website says, “We share public health concerns about cigarettes; in fact, they constitute our company’s mission. We did not create JUUL to undermine years of effective tobacco control, and we do not want to see a new generation of smokers. We believe JUUL can accelerate cigarette displacement”. Though JUUL is a controversial subject, it can be helpful to the number of people trying to quit an unhealthy habit. It would be a shame for people who have not had the struggle of a nicotine addiction to contribute to the shutdown of the JUUL company.

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E-cigarettes do more harm than good SETH WOOLCOCK

Editor-In-Chief @Swool15

Late last month, the FDA conducted an unannounced inspection of JUUL, the popular e-cigarette’s company’s headquarters, and collected more than a thousand pages of documents. The FDA also announced that JUUL had only 60 days to come up with a logical plan to help keep minors away from the nicotine-filled device. JUUL now officially has only 30 days before the FDA’s supposed ban, and some IUP students don’t think it would be a bad thing. “It wouldn’t be a bad thing for the FDA to ban JUUL because then there might be a lesser chance of minors becoming addicted to smoking cigarettes and in turn, we might have lower rates of nicotine addiction in America,” Logan Witherite (senior, biology) said. Even though JUUL was created as a device to quit cigarettes, a single JUUL pod contains the same amount of nicotine as 20 cigarettes. And what may be worse for you is how easy it is to

smoke a pod. “On a normal day I would usually go through about a pod,” Steele Henderson (junior, human resources), a former JUUL smoker, said. “But on the weekends, you could go through one easily in a night, meaning you’d go through two both Friday and Saturday.” But with so many other smoking devices now on the market, would the end of JUUL just lead to a new trendy e-cigarette? “I think that banning JUULs wouldn’t make too much of an impact, especially with vapes and pens being so mainstream now,” Matt Pytel (junior, accounting) said. “I could see them being removed from gas stations and convenience stores and instead being sold at vape/smoke shops to keep the sales more controlled and farther out of the reach of minors.” But would that even stop minors from smoking JUUL? After all, 11 percent of the nation’s total alcohol is drank by minors. So would it really be all that hard for a minor to have someone to purchase the pods for them? If there is any answer to the JUUL dilemma, we should find out within the next month.


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Brandon Galm will be playing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.


IUP alumnus Brandon Galm to unplug at Artists Hand CAITLIN DENNY

Staff Writer @ThePennIUP

Acoustic and rock musician Brandon Galm is set to play from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Artists Hand. The singer-songwriter will play a mix of original songs and covers, accompanied by guitar and ukulele. Galm is from Painesville, Ohio, and is a doctoral student at IUP in the English Literature and Criticism program. The start of his musical journey began in third grade when he learned how to play the trombone. In high school, he sang in the choir, and after his freshman year of college, he learned how to play guitar. “Music has been a part of my life for so long,” Galm said. “I’m not sure what drew me to it in the first place.” Galm said his favorite part of being a musician is being able to connect with people. “I try to not take myself too seriously when I perform,” Galm said. “I know I'm never going to

make a living doing this, but I still want my shows to be enjoyable and fun. Picking songs, especially covers, that are unexpected for a guy to play on acoustic guitar and seeing people realize what I'm about to play is one of my favorite things.” For his show at The Artists Hand, listeners will hear covers that they may not expect, such as ukulele covers of old school hip-hop songs and a cover of a Kelly Clarkson

song. “It’s a very chill and intimate environment there,” Galm said. “I like being able to interact with people in the audience when I play.” The artists that have influenced Galm the most, according to him, are rock bands R.E.M. and The Weakerthans and indie-pop artist Regina Spektor. Recently, he said he has been listening to indie folkrock band Hop Along and punk rock quartet Tacocat. Galm has two pieces of advice for local musicians. “First, keep on playing,” Galm said. “Even if it's just every once in a while, never stop doing it as long as you enjoy it. Second, don't take yourself too seriously. It's okay to mess up; it's okay to not be perfect. I think that makes us more relatable. If everything is clean and perfect all the time, it sounds fake or forced to me. “Some of my favorite live

experiences of seeing others is seeing them forget the words to their own songs, which I am guilty of doing, messing up a chord or note or having their voice crack or

break in some way. They still keep moving on and don't let it affect how much fun they're having, and I try to keep that same mentality for myself.”

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Eric Church released his new album “Desperate Man” Oct. 5.


Eric Church releases first studio album since 2015 with “Desperate Man” eryone, but some artists are able to make it sound like something completely different than what we may be used to. This is exactly the case with country artist Eric Church and his new album “Desperate Man.”


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After winning the Country Music Award for “Album of the Year” in 2016, Church went back into the studio to work on this album that was released on Oct. 5. With the sound of the album, Church could easily win another “Album of the Year” Award. The 41-year-old is known for songs such as “Guys Like Me” and “Record Year.” Church came up with this album title after the Las Vegas shooting of 2017, where he was taking part in a music festival. He had previously released the song “Why Not Me” about one of the casualties. The titular song shows his feelings in a standout way. With the sense of feeling lost, Church shows anger and frustration in his vocals, similar to his feelings over the shooting. The song is also one of the many that seem to take influence from classic rock and blues and is being compared to “Sympathy for the Devil” by The Rolling Stones. This is also seen in the album's first song “The Snake.” The soulful song discusses the story of a copperhead and a rattlesnake in what appears to be the story of Eden. Church’s spoken-word verses give the listener

reminiscence of Charlie Daniels and his own verses in “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” This song in particular holds a gospel feel, as it is slow and somewhat depressing. Yet when Church starts singing, it becomes powerful and dark in a raw way not used by many country musicians. The second track “Hangin’ Around” continues with influences in classic rock this time. Still soulful, there is a very 70s-esque feel to the tune. The use of instruments gives the sound a funky feel that sounds a little bit like The Doors and even a little like Parliament. Even the songs that don’t seem to show much influence from others come across as looking and thinking about the past. The song “Hippie Radio” reveals a sense of nostalgia that sounds of both sadness and fondness. Though he seems to miss the past, it feels as though he is content with time changing. The emotion can bring even one of the toughest people to yearn for the days of yesteryear. While not clearly stated, the reminiscence for the past could be showing a wish for the time before shootings became the norm. Church’s clear feelings on the

tragedy only help prove this, especially in the song “Jukebox and a Bar.” After discussing “cars that drive themselves” and time travel, Church goes on to sing about the lack of methods discussing dealing with heartbreak. Though mostly pointing toward a girl, the lyrics could easily be interpreted as heartbreak over what had happened. His talk about his “barely beating heart” made me both overthink the lyrics, as well as feel a lot of empathy for his issue. Though country music and I don't always get along, Church proves to be much different than other country singers of his time. While not all songs are winners, the ones that do work, really work. He plays through a mix of the rock and blues roots that country music started on, something that not all country singers seem to remember nowadays. After taking a look at the album, I believe both country fans as well as rock fans can find a good time in Church’s vocals. Though coming from tragedy, “Desperate Man” proves to bring both a good time and a sense of hope for better in the future, even if we all miss the past.

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(Facebook) “The Phantom of the Opera” premiered Oct. 9, 1986, and has had the most performances on Broadway.

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ premieres and becomes instant classic HEATHER BAIR Staff Writer @ThePennIUP

Oct. 9, 1986, in London’s West End, a new production hit the stage. Andrew Lloyd Webber, known for “Cats,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “School of Rock” and others, had been wracking his brain for a brand-new musical to produce. For the longest time, he wanted to write a romance, and when he got his hands on a copy of Gaston Leroux’s novel “The Phantom of the Opera,” he knew that this was it; this was the story that would be his next musical. Unfortunately, that almost didn’t happen. While working with Cameron Mackintosh, who had also co-produced “Cats” with Webber, the two realized that their copies of “Phantom” didn’t exactly have all the ingredients to transform the books or movies into a musical. Later, Webber found an original, unedited copy of Leroux’s book and, before the two knew it, the musical Webber had been waiting for was in the works. The musical centers around a young woman named Christine Daaé, who is an orphan working in the Paris Opera House. She receives the role in the new-

est play, “Hannibal,” after showing her beautiful soprano voice to the new owners, one of whom is her childhood best friend, Raoul. When asked how her voice became as beautiful as it is, she says she was “taught and trained by an Angel of Music.” Meanwhile, mysterious things begin to happen, such as sets collapsing and threatening notes appearing. The older players blame “The Phantom,” a mysterious being who is known for living in the labyrinth beneath the Opera House. Christine later finds out that The Phantom is her beloved Angel of Music – a musical genius who has been tortured and tormented due to his disfigured face that hides beneath the infamous white half-face mask. When Phantom discovers Christine is in love with Raoul, he goes to great lengths to ensure the two do not follow through with their engagement. However, when he realizes that Christine does not love him, he kidnaps her and Raoul, entertaining the idea of killing him so Christine will fall in love with Phantom instead. With the rest of the theater actors hot on their trail, Christine takes Phantom’s face in her hands and kisses him. After being shown this act of kindness, he releases

both Christine and Raoul, collapsing into a chair, covering his face with his cape and sobbing. When the actors arrive, it appears Phantom has disappeared, leaving behind his cape and mask. It begs the question: did Christine’s Angel of Music really exist? Or was The Phantom simply that – the childhood friend of a young girl lonely for her father’s guidance and a superstitious theater group’s imaginary ghost? Suffice it to say, Webber’s quest for a great romance musical ended in riches, garnering more than $5.6 billion worldwide. “The Phantom of the Opera” was the longest-running musical to be on Broadway, reaching 10,000 performances on Feb. 11, 2014. It was also the most financially successful musical until “The Lion King,” which premiered in 1997, surpassed the record in 2012. While Webber doesn’t exactly have a favorite musical he’s written, he holds “Phantom” near and dear to his heart, the same as his other creations. “The Phantom of the Opera” is still produced on Broadway – and on stages around the US – year-round, and the 2004 movie adaptation directed by Joel Schumacher is available on Netflix. It comes highly recommended from fans of all ages.



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This article contains opinion. YouTube. It’s an internet staple in this society. Young or old, everyone knows how to “YouTube” something. The evolution of YouTube has been quick and continuous. In the beginning, the videos posted to the site were short and entertaining. These clips soon escalated into tutorials, singing videos and pranks. It seems like YouTube is here to stay in this media-based society, but could this search engine mean the end for journalism all together? Shane Dawson, one of the founding fathers of YouTubes’ entertainment community, has recently been the talk of social media, especially in the “Twitterverse.” Dawson is known for his controversial videos in the late 2000s. He would make suggestive videos with crude language, offensive

content and sexual innuendos. These videos soon came back to haunt him in 2016 and continues to cause strife in the present. People of the internet started to put the star of ShaneDawsonTV in his preverbal place. However, Dawson has slowly worked his way back up to the top of the YouTube community with his newer series. On the outside, this is a new, fresh style for YouTube. An investigative documentary type of video has not been this famous since the creation of YouTube. But from a journalism major’s perspective, this is a sloppy, non-credible, fast and painless climb back up to the top. Shane Dawson is 30 years old, uneducated in investigative journalism (or journalism of any type) and makes vlogs about his life with his boyfriend for people half his age. As someone who has continually made his life seem like an internet meme and a joke, how can we trust him as an authoritative source? As of late, Shane Dawson has been filming a series on Jake Paul,

a 21-year-old problematic YouTuber. Jake and his brother, Logan, have been known for their dangerous stunts, insensitive pranks and all-around blatant disrespect for others around them. The title of the series is called “Inside the mind of Jake Paul.” It is a drawn-out eight-part series on if Jake Paul is a psychopath or not. The unfinished series contains overly dramatic ex-associates of Jake Paul talking about the personal victimization that he caused them and an interview with a “YouTube psychologist.” While watching the videos, it seems like Dawson is feeding the participants lines, asking loaded questions and romanticizing being a psychopath and sociopath (actual mental illnesses). At best, this series glorifies everything that is wrong with the world. Shane Dawson is looking for fast cash and a spot back in the limelight. Journalism is more than filming and asking people questions. It’s a true art form, and Shane Dawson is making a mockery out of it.


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(Ishaaq Muhammad/The Penn) IUP’s Justice Evans scored a touchdown in a 30-27 loss to Slippery Rock.

Football looks to rebound this weekend against Clarion BRAD O’HARA

Lead Sports Writer @ThePennIUP

For the first time since 2016, IUP will be looking to bounce back after losing two games in a row. It will need to do so quickly to stay in contention within the conference and Division II. Luckily, IUP is still very much in the running for both a conference championship and a possible national title run. The Crimson Hawks were among the favorites to once again make it far in the Division II playoffs going into the season. They peaked at No. 2 in the national rankings going into the Coal Bowl game against California University of Pennsylvania. Following the loss to California on the road, IUP fell to 14th in the rankings as it was going into its


homecoming game against Slippery Rock. After a miserable start to the game and their comeback falling short, the Crimson Hawks are now going into their Week 7 game ranked 23rd in the nation, barely staying in the rankings. As far as conference play is concerned, IUP will now need a little help from other teams as they are now 1-2 within the conference. Its upcoming game against the Clarion Golden Eagles will be its first step in climbing the rankings. Clarion is currently 4-2 overall and has a 2-1 record within the conference, with its only PSAC loss coming against California last week. The Golden Eagles will arguably be their toughest competition to end the regular season, with each of the final four games being played against teams in the bottom

half of the conference rankings. Yet, to get past Clarion, the Crimson Hawks will need to power past a strong Clarion defense. The Golden Eagles are letting up the second fewest yards per game in the conference and are especially effective against the rush. Clarion is also extremely productive on pass plays as well, ranking third in the conference for interceptions, which have been an issue for the Crimson Hawks in the past two weeks. The good news for the Crimson Hawks is Clarion’s struggles with special teams. The Golden Eagles are averaging the second shortest kickoffs and the third shortest punts. That being said, the Crimson Hawks have been extremely effective so far this season on special teams, leading the conference in yards per return for kickoffs with

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Qashah Carter (freshman, kinesiology), who also leads the conference in total kick return yards, nearly 200 ahead of second place. Clarion has also continuously had issues with penalties this season. The Golden Eagles have had the most yellow flags thrown at 66 for a total of 666 yards. Clarion is giving up an average of 100.4 yards each game due to penalties. All statistics aside, the Crimson Hawks are simply focused on getting their season back on track. “I know the IUP standard is a lot higher than what it is right now with the way we’re playing, we’re not living up to it,” said defensive back Mike Pietropola (senior, kinesiology). “We’ve got to be able to finish [and] overcome adversity.” The game starts at noon Saturday at Miller Stadium.

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“Stick to the game plan.” The famous words from my Uncle Greg. The way he described the fiveword phrase was to control what you can, and don’t get caught up in what you can’t control. Something about that saying has really stuck with me over the last year and a half as I try to navigate the crazy balance of college, work, social life, a relationship and a bunch of outside circumstances I can’t control. So I’ve been doing my best to not worry about the outside bullshit that I can’t control and just “stick to the game plan.” If you want to know how to stick to the game plan, I’m probably not your guy. But Greg, he’s your guy. Growing up in Manheim, Pa., in Lancaster County, Greg, now 42, attended the IUP main campus after a year at the Kittanning campus, which no longer exists. Once he got to Indiana, he was still trying to figure it all out. When he got to Indiana, he was joined by his boys, Jeremy, Bryan, Clown and Woody. “I needed those four and a half years at IUP,” Greg said. Well, he partially figured it out his senior year, when he met my Aunt Betsy. The two met while they were both living in a house on Oakland Avenue that was split into apartments. You’ve probably seen the house, it’s the yellow brick Victorian house. It’s actually been owned by Jimmy Stewart’s family in the past. By the time Greg graduated with his criminology degree in the spring, he and Betsy were “all-in” (another famous Greg line) with each other. The two returned to Lancaster together, and Betsy finished her schooling at Millersville while Greg began his criminology career with Catholic Charities at a school for kids who had been kicked out of

Wide receiver I’d start this week: Desean Jackson (Tampa Bay): I know what you’re going to say, how can I say to start Jackson while I would bench his quarterback? Well, Atlanta is giving up the ninth most yardage per play thus far, and Jackson averages 24.9 yards per catch thus far. If you need a flex play with a high ceiling this week, Jackson should have it covered.

(Submitted Photo) Greg (bottom left) and his college buddies posed for a picture at IUP in the fall of 1999.

the public school systems. After meeting so many whose lives were in shambles at such a young age, Greg decided he wanted to help kids before they got to that point. So Greg returned to school at Millersville for a teaching degree. In 2004 after graduation, Greg was hired at an elementary school as a fifth grade teacher, and he’s been there ever since. In 2010, Greg and Betsy welcomed a beautiful baby girl to the world. So even though Greg’s game had some twists and turns in it, how do I know that Greg in fact “stuck to the game plan?” He’s the fifth grade teacher who bumps “Omilli” by Lil Wayne every day before he goes into work and then can’t wait to go home to make an awesome dinner for his family. He’s the guy who loves spending his Saturday mornings in front of the TV watching sports and the afternoon in the garden. He’s the guy who finds the best in every day. He tells about past times but isn’t stuck in it like so many of us. He looks to the future but knows how to live in the moment. Looking back at the past, I was 10 years old when I first spent real time with him and my aunt. Even though I was nothing more

than a fourth grader, I can always think back to the baseball game, Gettysburg and stuffing hotdogs with cheese with a turkey baster. But most of all I can still remember the pure happiness that comes from being around Greg and Betsy. So, be like Greg, and “stick to the game plan.” Even if your fantasy team is heading to the tank or you’re up and want to make major trades, stick to your game plan. You drafted your players for a reason, you woke at 4:32 a.m. to grab those players off free agency for a reason. Trust yourself, breathe and stick to it. Now let’s get to it. Quarterback I’d start this week: Jared Goff (Los Angeles Rams): Even with a lackluster performance against the 12th man up in Seattle, Goff is still on a heater as the Rams continue to emulate the “Greatest Show on Turf.” He’s going up against a Denver defense that is no longer what is used to be, giving up three touchdowns to Sam Darnold recently. Goff has one of the best play callers and has so many offensive weapons around him. I don’t know how you sit him. He’ll be on that “Colorado high” come Sunday.

Don’t let it be on your bench. Quarterback I’d sit this week: Jameis Winston (Tampa Bay): I get it, Winston is in a very good offense and going up against the Falcons, who have one of the worst defenses against the pass. But Winston is still starting his first game of the season. In Week 4 in only a half of action, Winston gave up two interceptions. Don’t get cute this week if you have a better option. Running back I’d start this week: TJ Yeldon (Jacksonville): In Leonard Fournette’s absence, Yeldon is averaging more than 4.3 yards per carry, and that’s not even the impressive part. Yeldon has 22 receptions for 194 yards and three touchdowns. Until Fournette is back, start Yeldon and let the good times roll. Running back I’d sit this week: Devonta Freeman & Tevin Coleman (Atlanta): A once fantasy-friendly backfield has become a fantasy owner’s worst nightmare. The Falcons are beginning to use a 40-40-20 split in the rotation, and Ito Smith is vulturing goal line carries, a premiere part of Freeman’s fantasy value. The backfield is beginning to look like the 2018 version of last

Wide Receiver I’d sit this week: Nelson Agholor (Philadelphia): After starting off the season with two eight-reception games, Agholor has reeled in five or less receptions in each of the matchups. Only averaging 7.3 yards per catch, Agholor relies on those receptions to make up for his lack of big play ability. Play it safe this week and find a better option than Agholor. Tight End I’d start this week: David Njoku (Cleveland): Well, well, well, we meet again, old friend. Njoku was ranked in my top-10 tight ends coming into the season. And after a slow start to the season, Njoku and rookie QB Baker Mayfield seem to have a connection. Njoku led the Browns in targets last week and has reeled in 11 receptions for 121 yards in the last two weeks. Two weeks ago, George Kittle broke out against the Chargers, piling up 25 fantasy points. I wouldn’t expect those numbers, but Njoku should be started this week unless you have a top-five option. Tight End I’d sit this week: Geoff Swaim (Dallas): Geoff Swaim is not the tight end you’re looking for (in an Obi-Wan Kenobi voice). Dallas is 28th in total offense, and Swaim only has 14 receptions a game. You can do better, young Padawan.


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Heder wins 200th as soccer defeats Clarion JAKE ROUSE

Staff Writer @ThePennIUP

The IUP soccer team defeated Clarion University on Tuesday 3-0. The seventh win of the season for the Crimson Hawks added up to the 200th win for coach Adel Heder in his IUP tenure. As the IUP soccer head coach for 18 years, Heder now holds a career record of 200-118-23 with the program, adding to his achievement as the most successful coach in team history. “[With] all of the success we had at IUP, I give a lot of credit to the players that I’ve recruited and the coaches,” Heder said. “It’s not always about me winning 200 games, it’s about the entire team and program reaching this accomplishment.” The milestone win coming against Clarion was fitting for Heder as he has only lost to the Golden Eagles twice in 18 years. As impressive as 200 wins is for a head coach, winning isn’t everything Heder is proud of about his team. “One of our better achievements has been the academic recognition of our team at the national level for our 3.25 GPA,” he said. IUP came into the game against Clarion with momentum on its side, coming off two straight wins.

(IUP Athletics) The IUP soccer team congratulated coach Adel Heder (center) following his 200th victory.

It showed quickly as the Crimson Hawks found the goal first only five and a half minutes into the game. Forward Kallie Conte (senior, safety sciences) got the ball past Clarion’s defense, facing the goalie one-on-one. She was able to spot and pass to a wide-open Nikki Bowman (freshman, biology), who netted the goal

for IUP. Eighteen minutes in, Megan Woodworth (sophomore, business) made a pass to Mahogany Willis (freshman, communications media), who was able to beat a defender and score IUP’s second goal of the first half. In an aggressive second half, IUP held its own, preventing a goal

This Day In Sports: The Trade

(USA Today) On Oct. 12, 1989, running back Herschel Walker was traded from the Dallas Cowboys to the Minnesota Vikings. “The Trade” is among the most infamous transactions in NFL history. Eighteen players (including those selected from the traded draft picks) ended up being involved in the deal, which also included the then-San Diego Chargers. While Minnesota thought they got the better end of the deal in Walker, the draft picks sent to Dallas played a major part in building what became a dynasty, as the Cowboys would win three Super Bowl Championships in the decade.

from an attacking Clarion offense. As the second half went on, fouls were called on both sides, and momentum was hard to pick up for either team. As time wound down in the final minute of regulation, Willis kicked in another goal for IUP as the exclamation point on Heder’s 200th win. “It’s still a work in progress get-

ting better each game, and I think we’ll be a better team at the end of the season,” Heder said after the win. IUP’s next match will take place at 2 p.m. Friday when the Crimson Hawks travel to Edinboro University. Saturday at 2 p.m. the Crimson Hawks will host Kutztown University.


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(TNS) The Toronto Maple Leafs could be the most successful team in the NHL this season.

NHL season starting to enter full swing as narratives develop JAKE TAYLOR

Staff Writer @Jaketaylor8726

This article contains opinion. As the first week of the National Hockey League is rounding up, I

stand before you ready and excited to layeth down the hot takes. We can begin with a simple recap of the defending champion Washington Capitals raising their one and only banner on opening night, which later saw a Boston

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massacre like the Boston Massacre. Washington routed the Bruins 7-0 and traveled to the familiar funeral home called PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Naturally, the Caps crapped and lost 7-6 in overtime, whereas the Pens saw Kris Letang finally come to play like a NHL-level defenseman, as opposed to a Team USA Ball Hockey player in St. John’s, Newfoundland, this past summer...if you know, you know. Something everyone knows is the talent Connor McDavid possesses, but the Edmonton Oilers have been cursed since they traded Wayne Gretzky away. If I were McDavid, I’d change my name to McDonald, move to a farm and sell cans of homegrown chew to the local U20 roller hockey league. Auston Matthews has the best chance to be successful. No, it’s not because he has Mitch Marner, Morgan Reilly, John Tavares, Zach Hyman, Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau, Tyler Ennis, Jake Gardiner, Nikita Zaitsev and Frederik Andersen between the pipes with Coach

Babcock on the bench. A team like that certainly never hurt anyone. Matthews for MVP. Let’s cross the Mississippi to the Western Conference, where teams that aren’t in Chicago or Los Angeles haven’t won a Cup in 10 years. Another year, another amazing Cinderella story comes to a screaming halt in the finals against the best team. “Oh, San Jose has never been this far, Jumbo Jim and Marleau are finally gonna win.” Whoops. The better team in Pittsburgh is here to spoil that. “OMG Nashville is the last seeded team and has been on a tear with only one home loss.” Whoops. The better team in Pittsburgh is here to spoil that. “VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS IN THEIR INAUGURAL SEASON MADE IT TO THE FINALS, WHAT A GREAT STORY.” Whoops. The better team in Washington is here to spoil that. Thank God for hockey. Thank God these lame underwhelming teams with a streak of

good luck get massacred in the finals to superior teams – unlike American football where jabronis like Nick Foles can win Super Bowl MVP. The West has some Cup hopefuls, however. Like usual, it’ll come out of the East with either Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington (lol) or Toronto. Winnipeg can only go as far as their fans allow it. It’s a weird home-ice advantage in which there are absolutely no opposing fans because no one in their right mind would even visit Winnipeg for a night. As for the President’s Trophy winners, the Nashville Predators, I really don’t know what to say. Pekka Rinne chokes just as bad as Lard-Ass did in the movie Stand By Me. It’s not a hot take to say the East is going to win. It’s just a plain old take. All I can say is professional hockey is the most beautiful, majestic and perfect sport. I cannot wait to watch how the season plays out...LGP.


October 12, 2018



(TNS) The Los Angeles Dodgers and Manny Machado (#8) hope to claim another National League pennant.

(TNS) Boston’s David Price will hope to improve on a rough ALDS start in the ALCS.

MLB’s league championships expected to be very competitive ANDREW PIERSON Staff Writer @AndrewPierson23

Now that the World Series chase has dwindled down to the final four teams, it’s time to take a look at how these teams made it here, as well at what they are excelling at and who is stepping up for each team. Starting with the ALCS matchup, we have the Boston Red Sox taking on the Houston Astros. The Red Sox took down the Yankees in the previous round 3-1 while outscoring the Yankees 27-14. While the Red Sox offense struggled on the road, averaging only 3.5 runs per game, they are averaging 10 runs per game at home during the playoffs so far, which is the most out of all the remaining playoff teams. Looking at their opponent, the Houston Astros, they took care of the Cleveland Indians in the previous round of the playoffs in a threegame sweep. The Astros offense is being led by George Springer and Marwin Gonzalez, who are leading the remaining playoff teams’ players in hits with 13 combined. They are also combining for a batting average of .481, and Springer is leading the playoffs

with three home runs. The Astros might be hard for the Red Sox to handle, seeing that these two players’ bats are working so well, and the fact that the Astros are only giving up two runs per game so far in the playoffs. Moving to the other side of the playoff bracket, we have a matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers. L.A. took the victory in three out of four games in their division series matchup against the young Atlanta Braves. The Dodgers have averaged five runs a game so far while only giving up two runs per game. Their ace on the mound, Clayton Kershaw, could be a matchup nightmare in these playoffs. In his lone start in the NLDS, he threw eight shutout innings, giving up only two hits. On offense, the Dodgers have been relying on the long ball so far with Manny Machado and Max Muncy each hitting two home runs so far. Their opponents from Milwaukee beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 in their opening round of the playoffs. The Brewers have yet to give up over two runs in a game so far this postseason but are also only averaging four runs per game.

Expect the NLCS to be a lowscoring series, with both teams featuring strong pitching. Game 1 is expected to feature Kershaw taking on lefty Gio Gon-

zalez. The ALCS is more likely to feature a lot of fireworks and lofty numbers up on the scoreboard with both teams featuring big bats.

Their pitching staffs shouldn’t be taken lightly, though, as both teams have multiple ace pitchers. Game 1 will feature Boston’s Chris Sale against Houston’s Justin Verlander.



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