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Women in Science: We’ve Got Our Ion You brittany hill the recorder

In a country where discrimination continues to exist in the workplace, it is no wonder why young women at Central Connecticut State University gear towards studying certain subjects over others. Although women dominate majors such as psychology, biology and art education, male students represent the vast majority of Central’s Engineering department. “I think currently women are being encouraged by professors to continue pursuing engineering degrees,” says Ross Burton, an Engineering major at CCSU. “Although the numbers are low, all

of my professors have encouraged them.” Those numbers are at a staggering low, indeed. According to Central’s Institutional Research and Assessment, the Mechanical Engineering Technology major had 173 men and only six women enrolled last fall. 76 men and 10 women were enrolled in the Civil Engineering major, and only three women compared to the 26 men enrolled in the Technology and Engineering Education K-12 major. However, these numbers are no different than those of the next university. A study done by the National Science Foundation in 2008 found that there were

four times as many men than women who graduated with an Engineering degree. “I do believe that it [also] helps when female students see that there are other female students in the program,” says Michele Dischino, one of the few female Engineering professors at Central. “Not so much because they’re afraid they’ll be discriminated against, but more so because people often look to bond with someone like themselves.” Although factors such as personal interests or naturally obtained skills contribute to the growing number of women who enroll in social science majors, women consider possible issues when working amidst a male-

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dominated environment such as a lack of accommodations to family needs, unequal pay when compared to their male counterpart, or sexual harassment; all of which can be discouraging or enough of a reason to pursue a more suitable career. “I think that one of the primary reasons why women aren’t choosing to go into engineering is because they don’t think it will be interesting or meaningful,” says Dischino. Yale University published a study in August 2012 to examine the ever-existent discrimination of female students by science faculty. Furthermore, whether this bias may contribute to the gender gap that exists in science academia today. The double-blinded study took applicants of 63 men and 64 women with the exact same qualifications for a laboratory manager position based on three aspects; the students’ competence, salary prospects reflecting one’s potential, and how much faculty mentoring the student deserves. The results said it all. Female applicants were viewed less hirable

and less competent than the male applicants. The average salary offered to females was $26,507.94 compared to the males’ average salary offered at $30,238.10. “We are not suggesting that these biases are intentional or stem from a conscious desire to impede the progress of women in science. Past studies indicate that people’s behavior is shaped by implicit or unintended biases, stemming from repeated exposure to pervasive cultural stereotypes that portray women as less competent,” the study reassured readers. Although Central is no different than the current state of our nation, it is no excuse for its continuation. Men outweigh the women in all Engineering majors offered at Central. However, there are some Engineering majors offered elsewhere that generally have a more equal turnout. “Biomedical Engineering programs, which Central doesn’t currently offer, tend to have an even number of male and female students,” says Dischino. “And I actually think that gets at the heart of the problem – no pun intended.”

Club Fair

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Central Activities Network planned the CAN Carnival alongside the Club Fair in an effort to entertain student as well as grab their interest in a new club.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Delays with Veteran Student Benefits Resolved: Department Running Smoothly After Hiring of


Additional Workers Jacqueline Stoughton The Recorder

The Veterans Affairs office at Central Connecticut State University has done a lot over the past few years improving and providing support to student veterans. But recently, with the leave of the head of the office, there have been a report of students not receiving benefits. "The director had a medical leave, and as a result student’s benefits were delayed and as a result there were bursar holds and they couldn't register and their books were delayed," said Elizabeth Hicks, Associate Director of CACE, in a report to the Sept. 10 meeting to Faculty Senate as part of the Committee on Appointments and Personnel. Others were unaware of the issues, but potential delays were attributed to the person in charge of the office going on leave. “We were kind of in a pinch for a couple of weeks because there was only one person working while Chris Gutierrez, the head Veteran's Affairs coordinator, was away. But we were able to hire more and were given assistance by the folks

in the bursar's office,” said Laura Tordenti, vice president of CCSU Student Affairs. “Students shouldn't have been impacted. We did everything we could to get students registered. We’re in a real good place now,” said Tordenti, who says that they've been getting veteran students certified as quickly as possible, and that no students had reported having issues registering and getting the classes they needed. “If veteran students hadn't gotten their benefits it probably has something to do with books, which the bookstore just credits us for anyways,” said Chris Johnson, a veteran student attending CCSU. “As for finding out if we've received our other benefits or not, we wouldn't know that until the end of the month.” “We've only had one instance when a students couldn't get their books. All I had to do was call the bookstore and managed to get their books for them” said Ramon Hernandez, Assistant Dean of CCSU Student Affairs. “If students aren't getting their benefits, they haven’t told us about it.” “Some will get money for housing, some for books. It

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depends on which branch of the military they’re in,” said Hernandez. “We take care of tuition and making sure there’s no holds in their system.” “When we first started six years ago, there were a lot of issues,” said Hernandez. Since that time, the university has done a lot to improve its veteran's affairs. Tordenti explains that CCSU has hired a full and part time coordinator and is in the process of hiring a second part time coordinator. They've built a new office accompanied by a drop in center, and have a part time personal councilor specifically for veteran students. “I think we’re the only campus that does that,” said Tordenti. “We along with Southern Connecticut State University are the only universities who have a full time person who works with the veteran students,” said Hernandez. “We work very hard to make sure our student veterans get everything to which they are entitled,” said Tordenti. “We provide our students with a lot of support, which they deserve so much because of their service to our country.”

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Ed Perzanowki, CT Rides outreach coordinator, spoke at the Student Government meeting last Wednesday.

SGA Bullet Points amanda webster The Recorder

• Members from CTRides and CTFastrack spoke to the Student Government about furthering their efforts to help commuter students at CCSU. • Construction for CT fastrack was announced to be on schedule and should be completed in the Spring of 2015. According to the representatives of CT fastrack, about 50 percent of the project is complete and members of the CCSU community are looked to be active users of the system. • Senator Alex Rodriguez announced a 5K walk for sickle cell awareness will be held on September 21st at 9am in East Rock Park in New Haven. • The Student Life budget was approved for $7,250 by the Executive Board. The amount is a decrease from last years budget. • The Academic Affairs budget was approved for $1000. • The student government is awaiting the resignation of two commuter senators, which will add two more spots to fill during SGA elections. • $1,200 was allocated for the Academic Affairs Committee for the Majors Fair on September 17th. The motion passed with 25 votes in favor and one abstention. • $940 was allocated to the American Choral Directors Association. The motion was passed with 24 in favor votes and two abstentions.


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Club Fair and Carnival Fun Kiley Krzyzek The Recorder

Club leaders braved the heat to recruit new members and teach students about getting involved on campus at the club fair held outside the Student Center last Wednesday afternoon. Simultaneously happening was the Central Activities Network Carnival. The carnival had many inflatable activities set up including a wrecking ball. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen weather conditions, it was too hot to fully enjoy these otherwise entertaining attractions. Nonetheless, according to club leaders, the fair seemed to be a success. “I took a walk around the club fair and saw a lot of clubs I didn't know existed,” said D.J. Williams, a sophomore. Williams was joined by his girlfriend, who was a lucky recipient of a giveaway that day. “The club fair was awesome because I just won tickets to Lee Brice,” said Megan Hislop. She won them from the Live Nation booth. "(It's) five days before my birthday!" Hislop exclaimed happily. The fair presented opportunities for students to get involved on campus and meet people from different majors. The clubs were excited to meet new members as well. Tyler Scott, the editor of Helix Magazine explained that after many senior members of the campus magazine graduated, the club is looking to take the magazine in a "whole new direction.” Scott is hopeful that new members will make this happen. "We got a lot of names and emails; hopefully it’ll be a room full of faces for us,” said Scott. The Fashion Design club, formerly called just the Design club, used the fair to recruit models and anyone who can help with the fashion show. Maleka Bascom, secretary, is looking forward to this year's show.

“It’s going to be the biggest show so far,” said Bascom. Isaac Abakah, the show's coordinator said, “We’re looking for people who have a vision." One relatively unknown club is Jumpstart, which one student attributes to, “the reason I got a job after I graduated. You meet a lot of different people from different majors," said Kyle Pilon. Students involved in Jumpstart have the opportunity to volunteer schools a few miles off campus singing songs and reading to kids. “It’s a chance to change the life of a child in New Britain,” commented Pilon. Some clubs are major specific, like the Physical Education club, but others like the CCSU College Democrats made it clear they’re not as exclusive as they may seem. Hoping to collaborate with Republicans for debates and voting registration, one member encourages students that the club is not strictly partisan. "Anyone interested should definitely sign up,” said student and club member Ed Corey. Another academic club that is open to any and all students is the Technology Engineering Education Collegiate Association. “We’re really involved in the community, it’s a nationwide club,” said Ang

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A variety of clubs set up tables side by side to recruit new members.


Arrest/ Citation Log: The Recorder

Week of: 9/06/2013 Alyssa S. Marin, 24, of Bridgepot, Conn., was charged with failure to obey control signal on Sept. 12 shortly after 8am. Her court date is scheduled for Sept. 26. Carolyn A. Reid, 30, of Manchester, Conn., was charged with the unauthorized display/ misuse of a handicap plate on Sept. 12 just before 6:30pm. Her court date is scheduled for Sept. 27. Mayra Rodriguez, 54, of New Britain, Conn., was charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle on Sept. 8 at 12:57pm. May Smith, 22, of Vernon, Conn., was charged with the unauthorized display/ misuse of a handicap plate on Sept. 12 at 6:37pm. She is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 27. Eizbleta Zmljewska, 50, of New Britain, Conn., was charged with the unauthorized display/ misuse of a handicap plate on Sept. 12 at 6:14pm. Her court date is Sept. 27.

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Two of the five total inflatable activities; left is lazor tag and the other a bounce house.


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Confucius Say... Check Out Exhibit in Elihu Burritt Library Skyler Magnoli The Recorder

For the month of September, Central Connecticut State University is presenting the art exhibit "Confucius – A Life Journey in Pictures" in the Elihu Burritt Library. While the exhibit features portraits and teachings of Confucius, it also represents the debut of the Confucius Institute at Central. “One of the things our Confucius Institute is going to be doing, is we are really looking to engage faculty and students here on campus to really help provide a broader experience with China,” said Steve Kliger, the director of the Confucius Institute. Since 2004 the exhibit has traveled around to different Confucius Institutes in the country. All of the artworks are photographic reproductions of the original silk paintings that

are located in the Shandong Providence in China. The original paintings are too fragile to even show in public, with some of the pictures being over 500 years old. “They are so rare and so fragile that not anyone can just go in and take photos of them,” said Erik Cronqvist, the director of the US-China Center at Central. “So this is a specific program that they had to put together for this exhibition.” The exhibition is usually much larger, but the institute chose specific pieces to show at the university. Cronqvist said the exhibition is separated in to two parts. The first section of the exhibit are all portraits of Confucius, the second section are paintings of the stories and teachings of Confucius’s life. Cronqvist along with Kliger hopes students will come to the exhibit and see something that interests them, and that the

artwork will encourage them to learn more about Chinese culture, history, or philosophy. “I really like the art, that’s why I stopped by today,” said Susan Jensen, a student at Central. “I must have heard his name through Buddhism, but I don’t really know anything about him.” There are currently 90 Confucius Institutes in the United States and the one located inside Central's Library is the only one located in Connecticut. It has taken nearly three years to get the program up and running. At CCSU, the Confucius Institute seeks to promote Chinese language skills, study abroad opportunities, and Chinese-American cultural exchange for students. Since receiving its start up funding for the program in the spring of 2013, the Confucius Institute has been able to set up two Chinese language afterschool programs in local New

Britain schools. The institute has helped sponsor dragon boat racing on the Hartford River, and cosponsored the Chinese New Year’s gala at Central. Along with the exhibition the institute will do a midautumn moon festival, host a lecture on Chinese painting and have a concert with a Chinese instrument called a qin. Currently the institute is planning its opening in the spring and hopes to have people from Central’s sister school in China come. “We are new, but in a very very short time we have a lot of programs going on,” said Kliger. “From when we started it was a long and arduous process.” A major aspect that the institute wants to help students with is to have a more global perspective and to be able to succeed in today’s job market. Kliger explains that with exchange programs at Chinese

universities they will have 300 students who speak English and want to come to Central, but here it is difficult to find students who speak Chinese. “Generally I think also that there is the fact that there is an imbalance of knowledge between the US and China,” said Cronqvist. “Chinese students usually know a lot about the United States, where as students here might not know as much about China.” Cronqvist and Kliger agree that having Chinese language skills will help students in the future, especially with the global market. By developing short term language programs at Central, they hope the institute will give students a competitive edge in the job market. “Our goals are really to develop a vibrant Chinese language program in New Britain, and at CCSU,” said Kliger.

Communication Department To Have New Chair And New Majors Clement Eneh The Recorder

The current acting chair of the Communication Department has officially been nominated by members faculty to become the permanent chair. Dr. Christopher Pudlinski, who recently stepped into the position, will be adjusting the format of the major while also proposing significant changes to the department's curriculum. Rather than a broad Communication degree with four concentrations, a media studies track for film studies and production technologies would be added, as well as one for media criticism with a public relations focus. Pudlinski stressed the importance of incorporating newer technology into the curriculum and a need for more hands-on approaches. "If you want to really connect to people on that one-to-many idea of mass communication you also have to have these personal connections to really work. A lot of the field is merging in the middle, building relationships through social media," said Pudlinski He fills the position of chair after the promotion of Glynis Fitzgerald to Dean of Graduate Studies. "We're very happy for Glynis Fitzgerald. She certainly had the leadership skills. I think it looks very good for our department to have someone move in to a dean position," said Pudlinski. Pudlinski also stated he was not entirely shocked when he found out about his new position. "I think I had indicated to her [Glynis], to make her feel comfortable, that if she got the job she wouldn't be leaving us stranded and that I'd be willing if the department wanted to have me," Pudlinski. Though he has been nominated, the Dean and the university president must approve a professor officially before becoming chair. “He has been a professor in the department for many many years. He’s very experienced. He’s very well versed in the classes, the requirements, and the curriculum. We decided he was the best person to lead the department,” said Serafín Méndez-Méndez, a professor in

the communication department. Originally a computer science major, Pudlinski received his Bachelor's from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Communication in 1985. He decided after struggling with computer programs in first semester that he "would rather work with people than machines." "I never knew anything about communication. I thought computers were the big thing in the 1980's. Then I realized working with a machine that doesn't talk back it could be frustrating, and it still is... I had a background in theatre. I've always felt like I was a person that liked being up in front of an audience. I was comfortable giving speeches" He went on to Penn State to receive his master's degree in 1987 where he focused on rhetorical and critical analysis. His first teaching jobs were part-time at Western Connecticut State University, Sacred Heart and UConn. The dissertation for his doctorate from Temple University focused primarily on interpersonal communication and looking at social support help lines within community mental health settings. "I actually have three communication degrees, one general degree, one on the rhetorical-critical side, and one on the social scientific side. That's kind of what our department is... We're a unique field that way," Pudlinski. Pudlinski has been director of the first-year experience program for six years and discussed the importance of creating a university culture of graduating in four years. He also noted that the Communication department was the first to create an academic map for its students. "Student success can't happen without challenging students, and having a strong support network to back them...We're not really challenging students and they're just moving along. I don't think we've been really successful in what college is supposed to do as a liberal art and critical thinking." He also stressed the need for online records for students during advising. "We need to have better technology around the advising experience...Finish in Four is something that everybody has to get on the bandwagon with."

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This piece of art, among others, is displayed in the Elihu Burrit Library for the entire month of September.


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GReek life Co l o n i z at i o n R u m o r s D e n i e d Jacqueline Stoughton The Recorder

Despite rumors having circulated that Central Connecticut State University's Greek life is looking to expand by adding more fraternities and sororities, it will not be in the works anytime soon. “We are not expanding, and have no intention of doing so,” said Scott Hazan, head advisor of CCSU Greek life, shooting down all rumors that CCSU was ever planning to add to the existing Greek chapters. Although some students have put effort in getting the university to consider adding more Greek chapters, the school has made no efforts. “The school has not been willing to expand,” said Jon Palmieri, President of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. “Even though the Greek life manages all our own events and money while putting countless hours into trying to

improve the community around us and getting involved with other clubs and organizations, the school doesn’t want to invest in more organizations like us.” CCSU currently has seven active Greek chapters on campus. They include Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity, and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. “People try to add new sororities and fraternities but it’s hard to be recognized by the school because you need a substantial number of people,” said Alison Ainsworth, President of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority. “If they had too many Greek organizations they would need a full time advisor. They don’t want groups competing with each other.” “Right now our focus is on making these groups as effective as possible,” said Hazan. “Most

groups have consistent low membership, excluding Phi Sigma Sigma and Phi Delta Theta.” According to Hazan, until the less involved and Greek groups that tend to be less involved and inactive on campus become more involved, the university will not consider adding more chapters. The school wants to better the already existing chapters before they move forward with efforts to grow CCSU’s Greek life. “Going Greek in general is a great choice,” said David Rodriguez, Recruitment Chairman for Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. “The networking opportunities, the friends made, and the amount of involvement whether with the campus or the community is rewarding.” “Joining Greek life has given me the opportunity to meet new people, create life long friendships, give back to the community, and help me grow as a woman,” said Giselle Munoz, an active member of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority.

Although students may not have a lot of choices when considering what fraternity or sorority they want to join when debating whether or not to get involved with Greek life; it’s a decision that Greek students say they won’t regret. According to actively involved Greek students, fraternities and sororities provide students not only with lifelong lasting friendships, but also essential life skills and values that prepare students for life after college. “We want the men who are hard workers and will balance all priorities. We want the men who are ambitious and goal driven,” said Rodriguez. “But above all else we want leaders. Because that’s our motto: leaders recruiting leaders.” Those involved with Greek life enjoy having fun by throwing parties and events. Even so, the students involved are working on overcoming the typical stereotypes of fraternities

and sororities by looking for ways to get involved with their communities. “We are the people who go to and support walks for all sorts of different non-profit organizations,” said Palmieri. “We’re not those stereotypical ‘frat boys.’ Yes, we like to have fun but we also do a lot for the community around us. Such as blood drives, ALS and breast cancer walks,” said Rodriguez. “On top of that we have a scholarship chairman who makes sure we’re all doing well in school.” “Joining Phi Sigma Sigma has not only changed my life but it has also opened doors for many opportunities and has given me life long friendships with sisters,” said Munoz. “I wouldn’t change that for anything.” “Since joining Greek life, I’ve had no dull moments,” said Rodriguez. “Isn’t that what college is all about? Getting good grades and the memories you have associated with it.”



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

America: Becoming Numb? On Monday morning, police received reports of a shooting inside the U.S Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The incident began around 8:20 a.m., when several shots were fired inside the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters in the southwest portion of the capital, according to reports from CNN and Fox. 13 people have been killed and several others injured, as of Monday evening. One suspect, Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old military contractor from Forth Worth, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene. Alexis was was identified through fingerprints and an identification card that was found on the suspect's body, the FBI field office said. Over 3,000 people work at the Naval Base,

according to Navy officials. In an address to the public, President Obama was extremely solemn, saying, "These are men and women who were going to work, doing their job and protecting all of us. They are Patriots, and they know the dangers of serving abroad but today they faced the unimaginable violence that they wouldn't have expected here at home." News coverage of the shooting was not lacking. CNN and Fox had updates on the situation available all day on Live television and web posts were constantly being updated with facts as the situation unfolded. What lacked during the day on Monday was the presence of this shooting on social media from the general public. Only minutes after the bomb went of at

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the Boston Marathon, Twitter and Facebook was filled with posts about what was still unfolding. The shootings at both Sandy Hook and the movie theatre in Colorado had the internet on fire with posts minutes after the shots were fired. This was not the case on Monday. We are in a time period where the general public posts more about breaking news than the news organizations themselves and it seems weird if Twitter is not abuzz with the events on Live TV. While CNN was constantly tweeting and updating about the shooting, NBC and Twitter were over-run with posts about the newest Miss America pageant winner, and how many in the cyber-world were unhappy with the heritage of the winner,

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More Gore, Please amanda webster The Recorder

This upcoming Sunday marks the official first day of Fall and I am beyond excited. There are several reasons why Fall is my favorite season. I love all the cute, family-friendly activities that one can participate in such as, pumpkin and apple picking, the Big-E, hayrides and endless amounts of delicious baking. Amidst the heart-warming outdoor activities and cozying up with your favorite pumpkin flavored baked good and coffee, there is another reason why I love Fall, which is just slightly less family-friendly. There are few things that I enjoy more than settling down with friends and turning on a gory, screamfilled slasher movie. As soon as I catch a whiff of crisp autumn air, I immediately picture Halloween and all the frightening details that come along with it. Since childhood, my family and I have always taken time out to sit down and watch our favorite classic horror films. It may sound odd, but watching teenagers get mutilated in their sleep by a psycho-killer has become a tradition that I value greatly. There is an art form to creating a worthwhile horror film. Yes, I love the ridiculous and almost hilarious movies that pop up on my Netflix account that claim to be "scary", but I cannot put enough emphasis on how great classic horror films are. Horror movies today give the genre such

a bad reputation. What used to be terrifying plot twists have turned into how many topless shots can be fit into a 90 minute time slot. Story lines and acting quality have been sacrificed for the sake of cheap, momentary jumps and underwhelming scare-tactics. How many exorcism movies have come out in the last five years? Don't get me wrong, the story line is something that can be done quite well, just look at the infamous "The Exorcist". Today's exorcism movies however, are always the same contorted shot of some poor farm girl who has the voice of Satan. It's tired and predictable. I judge horror movies on how afraid I am to sleep after I watch it. If I need to leave the light on while heading to bed, then I have seen a scary movie that I will recommend to my friends and family. Personally, it's hard for movies today to live up to such blockbuster titles like "Nightmare on Elm Street", "Poltergeist" and my all time favorite, "Halloween."Horror series, slashers in particular, need to make a resurgence. The chills that run down my back when watching these timeless classics are what I most look forward to this time of year and I become elated whenever I can find a new movie that has the same effect. So while I plan on carving pumpkins with friends in the upcoming weeks, I will also be spending much more time watching actors getting carved on my television screen--and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Miss Nina Davuluri. And while we don't want to belittle the severity of the issue of racism in the U.S, we have to point out the issue that public safety takes precedence over any other social issue at that specific time. The unfortunate truth may just be that we as a society have become numb to tragic events of this nature. According to the Washington Post, of the 11 deadliest shootings in American history, 5 have occurred since 2007. It may be that some feel the phrase, "active shooter," is as common as "fatal car accident." It is imperative that we don't loose our humanity, and realize that the people involved in this tragedy were, in fact people, and not just statistics.

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Nina Davuluri won the 2014 Miss America Pageant this past Sunday, becoming the first Indian-American pageant winner in pageant history. The New York native was chosen over California’s Crystal Lee and Oklahoma’s Kelsey Griswold. Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, won America’s Choice. While Americans should be celebrating our ability to look beyond race as a basis for beauty, many took to Twitter to bash the new crowned beauty queen. Tweets ranged from xenophobic to racist: User @Granvil_Colt wrote, “And the Arab wins Miss America. Classic.” @JPLman95 tweeted, “Miss America? You mean Miss 7-11.” Crowd favorite Miss Kansas also received support through the racist tweets of users, Kaleb Trahan (@Kaelbistoocute) wrote, “Man our president nor our new Miss America isn’t even American I’m sorry but Miss Kansas I salute you your the real American #MissAmerica” There comes a time where we need to access where we are as a country. While I believe race, and ethnic relations have come a long way from decades ago, after Obama’s election into office, it seems as though the conversation has deteriorated. Of course, these users do not represent

all of America, but the fact that these thoughts remain, are troubling. Davuluri is an American woman born in Syracuse, New York, from Indian parents who migrated over 30 years ago. She is proud of her heritage and showcased her culture during the talent competition where she did a Bollywood dance number. According to AP, Nina Davuluri dismissed the comments, saying: “I'm thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America. As for the negativity, she said, "I have to rise above that. I always viewed myself as first and foremost American." It alarms me that America still struggles with this kind of ignorant thought. We all know this country was built by immigrants; we are a country that fought a civil war over slavery. As people, as Americans we should be past this. It disgusts me that there are tweets like this because they are the ones that will get noticed--the ones that the whole American population will be judged upon. This country has its problems, and one of them is racism and xenophobia. Davuluri’s win is a slap in the face to racism; to those who cannot accept that the country they were born in is the antithesis of what they hate. America was built by everyone, for everyone. Congratulations to Nina Davuluri.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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No whiskey or wine, just beer. New Britain’s first annual Oktoberfest offers patrons German food and as much beer as you can afford. The event lasted from September 13th-15th, but in case you missed it, it will be back next year. The festival is sponsored by New Britain’s own East Side Restaurant. It is a very small version of the annual Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, which has been going on every year for over 200 years. This festival lasts for 16 days. I went with several friends to a parking garage down the road because Main Street was blocked off. The parking was free because of the event and could only find a spot on the top floor. We got into the event, free of admission and could already hear the accordion music, all the Germans in their traditional Lederhosen and the smell of sauerkraut and bratwursts with a line of well over one hundred hungry people. First thing to do was trade in cash for tickets and a wristband to buy a liter of decent beer. I turned in $50.00 for €50 in mock currency and headed over to one of the biergartens to trade in €10 for a mug of light beer. After drinking the warm, pale lager, we headed over to the Frank 'n Stein for some food. The Frank 'n Stein was a large coal pit with a rack hanging to cook all different types of bratwurst, knackwurst, and kielbasa accompanied by sauerkraut and mustard. I had about two the entire night and was starting to feel good once I began chatting with some partiers. “The festival is doing very well, I just hope the police keep the peace,” said Hazel Lichatz, an employee Mitch’s Place. We walked over to the stage where a band was covering songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. I needed another drink by the time they sang their versions of songs by Elvis and The Doors, but I was greatly impressed at their rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Comin’ Around The Bend.” The sight of 70-year-old women dancing to 40-year-old music was enough to make my night. Towards the end of the day, I took pictures, bought another beer, some potato pancakes and thought about calling it a night. One thing that disappointed me was the lack of students that attended. I would say the average age was around 50-year-olds. The people celebrating were all happy, but not friendly. It was an event to attend after as a means to wind down after work. That, and for the elderly alcoholic men of New Britain to hit on older women. My overall experience was worth the time and money. I recommend this event for next year if you haven’t gone. It is for all ages, but you have to be 21+ to drink. Watching middle-aged men and women embarrass themselves is enough to make me want do it all over again.


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Respect The Classics

The Bridge on the River Kwai JOe suszczynsKi the recorder

One genre of film whose creation will continue are war films. Whether they are documentaries, fiction, or non-fiction the genre is here to stay. Films such as “The Great Escape”, “Platoon”, and “Apocalypse Now” are considered by critics to be exceptionaly classic war films. Of the many classics, “The Bridge on the River Kwai” is a quintessential war flick. The film has every embodiment of what a film on war should be. The movie was made in 1957, directed by David Lean. It is based on a book of the same name by Pierre Boulle. The book is fictional, but took the historical account of the bridge built in Burma as the story's base. The story takes place in Burma during World War II with several prisoners of war who are forced to build a bridge under the command of Japanese commandant Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa). Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson (Sir Alec Guinness) arrives in the camp with other British soldiers and Saito is immediately hostile towards Nicholson as he tries to enforce protocols in the Geneva Convention against Saito’s will. After a few days of resistance and torture Saito and Nicholson come together and begin to properly build the bridge Saito ordered to construct before his deadline. It is revealed that if Saito does not complete the bridge by his deadline; he is forced to commit suicide. The acting is phenomenal, especially Sir Alec Guinness’ role as Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson. When hearing Guinness’ name, many people will automatically think of his role in “Star Wars” as Obi-Wan Kenobi. His role in this movie is exceptionally better as the stoic, unbreakable British commanding officer than the wily old Jedi. Guinness' character is a man of great integrity and even though he

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was essentially aiding the enemy, he still felt he had to prove something to the world. Guinness has great acting prowess, which lead him to an Oscar for best actor in this film. David Lean did a fantastic job directing this movie to where he received an Oscar for best director. Lean shows good use of the camera capturing all the tensions between Nicholson and Saito along with the other actors in the movie. He shows great scenery depicting the bridge itself along with the grittiness of the prison camp the allied soldiers have to endure. The story, albeit fictional, was amazing. It is not over laden with clichés that today’s war films have. It tells a story from different perspectives for it lacks main character

that the story follows. We not only see Nicholson’s side, but Saito’s and other character’s as well who voice their feelings regarding the construction of the bridge. The story is thought provoking because it asks the question of why the prisoners under Nicholson’s orders aid the enemy by properly building the bridge instead trying to disrupt and sabotage any efforts of constructing the bridge. Overall this is a great piece of cinema that will forever be regarded as a classic. This movie was nominated for eight Oscars and won seven, including best picture. The exceptional work by Boulle was built upon by Lean’s directing and Guinness’ and other’s acting, and for that reason this is a classic that needs to be respected.

If you haven’t found yourself checking out the series “Sherlock,” it’s about time to get hooked. It’s not just another television series, it’s an experience. BBC released “Sherlock” to the United States in 2010, and since then a huge fan base has grown in America. The series currently has two seasons, but each season only has three episodes per season. The third season has an expected release date for the United States sometime in 2014. Each episode is more like a well-written movie rather than a TV show. Each episode is around an hour and a half long. The episodes are each their own story and besides the engaging plots and incredible acting by Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Freeman (Dr. John Watson), the artistry behind the camera work is also impressive. Holmes and Watson bicker like children, and Holmes consistently makes Watson’s life more difficult, but in the end of every episode they are best friends and need each other. Holmes is difficult and eccentric, but a brilliant person who never fails to surprise people with his antics. The first season that aired in 2010 begins with “A Study in Pink.” I clearly remember sitting and watching it with my friends completely engrossed with the television screen. In this episode, Watson moves in with Holmes

and the audience gets its first look into the relationship between them and their crime-solving abilities. The next episodes “The Blind Banker” and “The Great Game” are just as exciting and allow the audience to follow along and try to solve the crime before Sherlock reveals the ending in his fantastic ways. “The Great Game” is the first experience with Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) and the mind game that he plays with Sherlock throughout the series. Moriarity is psychotic and evil, but so hilarious that viewers love to hate him. The second season comes in with a bang. “A Scandal in Belgravia” introduces Irene Adler and begins to show that Holmes may be capable of possessing feelings for another human. “The Hounds of Baskerville” is one of the more frightening episodes that keeps viewers on the edge of their seat trying to find out if what they see is real. “The Reichenbach Fall” is the final episode that has aired thus far. This episode is incredible, and many points throughout the episode you wonder if you have been tricked. The ending truly is jaw-dropping and will leave you excited for season three. Are you looking for a new series that has incredible acting, storylines, camerawork and will keep you laughing and on the edge of your seat? “Sherlock” is all this and more--it is a series that is hard not to love, and I can officially say I am SHERLOCKED.

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I'm sure most of us remember being assigned books like “Dante's Inferno” and “The Old Man And The Sea” in our high school english classes. I'm also sure most of us dreaded reading these books since we were more interested in getting our license and going to prom. However, I read one book four times throughout my high school years, and many more times since then. “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, is by far my favorite book. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel tells a story about a little girl, Scout Finch, and her brother Jem growing up in a small town in 1930's Alabama. Their widowed father, Atticus Finch, is a well known lawyer who is defending a black man being accused of raping a young white girl throughout the book. During the trial, there is another story that narrator and protagonist, Scout, tells about pertaining to her adventures with her brother. Down the road from

their home lives a man named Boo Radley, who has not been seen outside of the house in over three years. Every day, it is Scout's mission to see Boo, and throughout the story there are small indications that he has ventured outside, and has even been watching them play. Even though there are rumors about why Boo doesn't come outside, Scout is an adventurer and likes to stick her nose wherever she can. This story tells how life was during this time was, which also makes this an educational novel. Atticus is defending a black man accused of rape, which usually would not go to trial back then. Because of the racism during this time, it makes an unusual yet interesting story to read. Now, I don't want to spoil this story for anyone, so all I can tell you is read it. It's not only educational, but fun, exciting, adventurous, and even a little bit mysterious. And yes, once you read it, I promise you will understand the meaning of the title, “To Kill A Mockingbird.”


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Kaskade "Atmosphere"

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After 12 years of producing and 18 years as a DJ, it’s safe to say 42-year-old Kaskade has a hand on the EDM scene pulse. His eighth studio album “Atmosphere” released September 10th, showcases a musicality missing in some of today’s EDM chart toppers. “Atmosphere” is the follow up to his 2011 double album “Fire & Ice,” and showcases Kaskade’s roots in the deep house scene--a sound that defined his first few albums. Kaskade combines those roots with the big room sound popular today and his usual array of talented vocalists to fill the album with 13 tracks capable of bringing listeners to both highs and lows. The opening song “Last Chance” features upcoming progressive house duo Project 46. Combining upbeat synths and dreamy vocals with a powerful yet submissive bass line, “Last Chance” displays Kaskade’s emotive songwriting that’s at home in a 300 person club or at a festival with 100,000 people. “Why Ask Why” features Late Night Alumni, a Kaskade side project whose singer, Becky Jean Williams, has been providing Kaskade with vocals for years. That chemistry, along with Kaskade’s ability to intertwine vocals with driving melodies, produces a song filled with both loss and hope. Williams is also featured on the big room anthem “Feeling the Night,” whose escalating tempo builds up into a signature fourto-the-floor house beat sure to get any crowd moving. The first of three air travel themed tracks “MIA to LAS” hearkens back to the days of Kaskade’s first album “It’s You, It’s Me.” Both cities are ones in which Kaskade performs regularly, and this song is the perfect deep house soundtrack to flights between the two metropolises. “Take Your Mind Off,” with its Daft Punkesque robotic vocals, offers a release from

everyday bothers. The jazzy piano and subtle bass creates a welcoming environment for the listener, a place to forget about worries and just drift away for a few moments. The title track “Atmosphere” was the first single off the album. The song features vocals by Kaskade himself, further displaying his musical ability beyond just producing and DJing and is perhaps the most anthemic song on the album, ripe for crowd involvement. The final two songs are both relaxing, piano-driven ballads that are a perfect end to a remarkably down tempo album. “Floating” features frequent Kaskade vocalist, Haley, over a mellow yet atmospheric melody. “How It Is” employs simple piano and splashy snare work to provide a smooth sonic base for vocalist Debra Fotheringham. In the end, “Atmosphere” is a perfect showcase of the skills that 18 years in the scene can produce. Kaskade’s ability to combine the sounds of EDM today with his deep house roots coincided with his masterful songwriting capabilities make “Atmosphere” one of the musthave EDM releases this year.

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West Hartford Yoga Stretch Your Body, Not Your Wallet Kiley KrzyzeK the recorder

Got six bucks and an hour to kill? Take the quick 10 minute drive to West Hartford Yoga and try a relaxing session of Gentle Yoga. A comparable local studio charges $20 per drop-in session, so this is an awesome deal. It's BYOM (bring your own mat) or you can buy one there. Ladies, here's a real excuse to wear yoga pants! Store your shoes and belongings in a cubby and pay at the counter. The receptionist will direct you to a big beautiful studio with relaxing music playing in the background. You can lay out your mat and borrow a block or blanket to help you with your poses. The class consists of breathing exercises and a routine of classic poses like downward dog and child's pose. You'll appreciate that they don't go into detail about the spiritual meaning of yoga or anything--you get enough lectures at school. It's a fantastic class for beginners or anyone who wants to go at a slower pace. My guess is you're going to yoga to de-stress, not to get more overwhelmed than you were in the first place. If you're a veteran at the exercise

regimen, you can opt for WHY's signature class "Power Yoga 1" which is only six dollars. It's a more vigorous class and isn't recommended for beginners. I must warn you though, instructors in the class may come around and physically adjust your poses, so if you're uncomfortable with strangers casually touching you, stick to the gym. Otherwise this yoga class is a way to free your mind from everything for a bit and you'll finish feeling refreshed, as if you just awoke from a nap. Check out for the class schedule.

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The CCSU Young Alumni Council successfully held their “Fill the Trunk” fundraiser before the Blue Devils football game on Saturday. The fundraiser collected backto-school supplies in the trunk of a car for donation to Smalley Academy, a local K-5 school that employs a high number of CCSU alumni, including the school’s principal. “It’s been awesome,” said Kate Daley, a 2009 CCSU alumni and founding member of the YAC. “The turnouts been great. We’ve gotten crayons, pencils, highlighters; a couple people even donated backpacks.” The YAC seeks to connect young alumni with older alumni and also serves as a way for the

young alumni to network with each other, in an effort to find ways to give back and stay involved with CCSU. “As someone who just graduated, it’s really nice that I don’t have to go a long time without being involved with this school,” said Kayla Smith, another founding YAC member and 2012 graduate. “It's [the YAC] giving young people an opportunity to not give back in the same way the older alumni do because we don’t necessarily have the funds they do,” said Smith. Being recent graduates, these alumni don’t necessarily have the resources to give back in a way established alumni traditionally do, such as financial donations for school upgrades. “One of our main goals was to find different things that we can do as a young alumni club to give

back,” adds Smith. “We’ve been talking and throwing around a lot of ideas but this was the first one that made sense.” The fundraiser - and events like the happy hour get together for young alumni held at Agave (owned by CCSU graduates) earlier this semester - are just some of the YAC’s efforts to achieve their goal. While still a newer organization, the YAC members are already finding benefits from being involved with the group. “I’ve already been able to meet a good number of young alumni who I didn’t know when I was at Central and in addition been able to help out, like with here,” said Smith. The Young Alumni Council is expecting to host similar events in the future, in a further effort to connect and involve the young recent graduates of CCSU.


Girls Know The Game, Too Paige Brown | THE RECORDER

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Football season is here and I couldn't be happier. But for me, a female sports fan, it's difficult to enjoy watching the game, or playing fantasy football, or even having a conversation about last nights game. This is because of the guys, and even some girls out there, who have no respect for women who like, and know, sports. Sexism against female sports fans is a topic that really hits home for me. I grew up being ignored or judged when it came to having an opinion about a game, player or sports in general. Men need to realize that women plus sports doesn't equal sex objects on the sidelines or their own personal chef while the game is on. I understand that not everyone feels this way, and to those of you out there who do have respect, I thank you. But to the ones who don't, my only question is...why? Just because I'm not a testosterone-filled jock or because some days I like to wear make-up, doesn't mean I am not knowledgable about sports. The most common, and possibly the most annoying comment that I receive when I talk about football, is that I only watch it because I think Tom

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Brady is hot. Now, I can easily turn it around and say that the only reason men watch football is to check out the half-naked cheerleaders. However, I know that isn't the reason, and neither is the one applied to me. I watch sports, especially football, because I enjoy the game. I like to follow players, keep up with stats and numbers, and win money in my fantasy league; and no, I don't do any of this because my boyfriend does or because I want to be “one of the guys.” Sports are actually a huge part of my life. I hope that I can incorporate them in my future career; whether it's writing for ESPN or doing Public Relations for a professional sports team. Over the years I have prepared myself for the day that a man gets chosen for a job over me. What I want people to know is that many women out there, myself included, know just as much, if not more, about sports than some men do. All I ask is that you guys and girls who think that someone like me...yes, a female...know nothing about sports besides who the cutest guy on the team is, to talk to me. Maybe you'll see that I can put the same amount of insight into a conversation about last nights game as you and your bros.

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Women's Soccer Scores Season's First Win ANDREW FERRUCCI The Recorder

The CCSU Women’s Soccer team (15) won its first game of the season Sunday afternoon against Siena (3-4) with a "come from behind" 2-1 home victory. Head coach Mike D’Arcy was happy with his team’s performance and relieved to get the first win of the young season. “It’s such a relief. Losing the last couple of games puts a bit of pressure on the players and everyone around the program. We can now learn to enjoy winning again," he said. It did not start off well for the Blue Devils however, conceding a penalty kick in the 20th minute which was converted by Siena striker Brittany Pfaff. Pfaff drew the foul after breaking through Central’s defense and eventually was taken down in the box before she could get a shot off. The senior sent Central keeper Nikola Dieter the wrong way, giving Siena a 1-0 lead. Central continued to attack and it did not take long for them to even the match. In the 25th minute, Morgan Santoro perfectly picked her spot out and nailed the ball from

25 yards out to tie the game. Santoro, a freshman, would also record an assist just minutes later after substitute, Julie Lavoie, skillfully made her way past a handful of defenders to shoot a goal, giving the Blue Devils a 2-1 edge. “Julie is someone who really has come on as a player. I loved her movement to create the space for the goal, and the execution at the end was just brilliant," said D’Arcy, who subbed Lavoie in just minutes before her goal. The Blue Devils took the lead into halftime and never looked back. They continued to press forward and did not rely on defending to protect the lead. Instead, the ladies continued to create chances, including a long distance shot from Rachel Cerrone in the 77th minute that hit the crossbar. Siena had their opportunities but did not make the most of them. Much of that credit goes to senior goalkeeper, Nikola Dieter. She made 10 saves on the afternoon, including a big time diving stop in the 69th minute to protect their lead. Central looks to take this win and continue their solid play Friday night, as they host Fairfield at 7PM.

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Rachel Cerrone dribbling up the pitch against Siena in the game Sunday.

Lady Devils Suffer Last Minute Loss Central's Defense Crumbles Against Army COREY POLLNOW The Recorder

The Central women’s soccer team suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss to Army in the closing minutes on Friday evening. Army scored the lone goal of the game in the 86th minute when the two teams were battling for ball control in Central’s penalty box. Katie Holder came out of the scrum with the ball on her foot and placed a well struck shot into the upper left of the goal past Central’s goalkeeper, Nikola Deiter. “In the last 20 minutes of the first half I thought we completely dominated them,” said Coach D’Arcy. “In the second half we had a couple chances and we got caught with a sucker punch with five minutes to go.” D’Arcy was quick to notice the chain of events that led up to Holder’s goal. “You sort of have to look what led up to the goal,” said D’Arcy. “We gave away a throw in and then a corner kick. Once it gets into a ping pong [situation] inside the box you never know where it’s going to go. We work on putting a body in the line in practice, but we didn’t have a player close enough to get a block.”

Central had many opportunities to get on the scoreboard, but struggled to finish plays and put the ball in the net. Kelly Halligan made Blue Devils fans restless in the second half in what was Central’s best opportunity to score when she beat her defender in a one on one situation and took a shot a couple steps inside the penalty box, but was unable to score. “We switched the point of attack real well and she got in and probably rushed her shot just a little bit. I’m pretty sure she’d like to have that one back,” said D’Arcy. Deiter’s aggressive play on long balls behind the defense and crosses were important and reduced Army’s dangerous scoring opportunities. Deiter finished the game with four saves on five shots and has a total of 25 saves in five games, and has a .714 save percentage. Army outshot the Blue Devils 13 to 10 and the Black Knights also tallied more corner kicks than CCSU – 9 to 2. With the loss, Central drops to 0-5 and Army improves to 3-3-1. The Blue Devils next game will be Friday versus Fairfield at 7 p.m. in New Britain.

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Jewel Robinson of CCSU taking the ball away from an Army player last friday.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013


CCSU R un Dow n by Holy Cross sean begin The Recorder

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Rob Hollomon rushes up the field versus Holy Cross in the game Saturday night.

In the first meeting of the two teams, Central Connecticut State University couldn’t stop the run game of Holy Cross, falling to the Crusaders 52-21 in Saturday’s home opener at Arute Field. Holy Cross (1-2, 0-0 PL) came into the game averaging only 55.5 rushing yards in their first two games before storming for 419 yards against the Blue Devils (0-3, 0-0 NEC). “They came out and ran it right down our throats and out physicaled us,” said Head Coach Jeff McInerney. “We weren’t adept at making the adjustment. I think that’s clear." Holy Cross senior running back Reggie Woods rushed for 153 yards on 24 carries after replacing freshman Gabe Guild in the second quarter following an injury. The Crusaders rushed for three touchdowns as well, with two coming in the fourth quarter already up by 17 points and running the ball to kill the clock. Even though they easily conceded the ground game, the Blue Devils managed to stay close to the Crusaders, down only a touchdown with six minutes left in the third quarter. A fumble from sophomore quarterback Nick SanGiacomo, however, was recovered by Holy Cross and returned 11 yards for a touchdown, putting the Crusaders up 38-21 and the game all but out of reach. “He just held onto the ball,” said Coach Mac. “He’s a sophomore quarterback and he just held on. It’s a learning experience.” SanGiacomo played fairly well despite the fumble, completing 11 of 20 passes for 165 yards. Sophomore wide receiver Aaron Berardino caught SanGiacomo’s only touchdown, a 68 yard bomb that tied the game at 14 in the second quarter. Junior running back Rob Hollomon broke 200 all-purpose yards for the second straight game, including rushing for 145 yards and scoring the Blue Devils first and last touchdowns. “My offensive line does a great job of executing the plays we run and making holes for me,” said Hollomon. “They make my job easier, it’s just pick a hole and run through it.” The loss keeps the Blue Devils winless so far this season, with two more road games looming over the next two weekends before conference play begins. “Coming in 0-3 now, of course there’s a concern about people putting their heads down,” said senior defensive back Antwione Reese. “As leaders though, me and Rob have to keep the morale of the team up.” “The thing about this game is good and bad is going to happen but the most important thing is how you respond,” added Reese, who racked up a team high eight total tackles. “We have to respond. It’s as simple as that.” The Blue Devils next game is on the road at Albany Saturday, Sept. 21, while the Crusaders head home to play Monmouth the same day.

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