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Students Take Back The Night
Fundraiser Event Directly Benefits Saint Rose Students By HANNAH VAIR Contributing Writer
Limitless baked goods, live music, and a chance to win a scholarship will all be offered at a Confectionery Concert sponsored by the Student Alumni Association this week. Located in the main lounge by Starbucks, this event will be held April 24 from 6-9 p.m. The cost for a concert ticket is $5 per person, and all are welcome. The proceeds will be going towards a fundraiser that benefits the student population directly.
Students from Saint Rose participated in Take Back The Night at Sage College of Albany as part of sexual assault awareness week. See page A7 for more photos.
Kliavkoff of the Hearst Corporation Talks Media with Smith from the Times Union By RYAN ANGLIM Contributing Writer Mass Media and the revolution in communications were the topics of discussion at The College of Saint Rose’s first Hearst Lecture on Innovation in Communication.
George Kliavkoff, the Executive Vice President and Deputy Group Head of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication, sat down with Rex Smith, an editor from the Times Union. College students and professors arrived eager to hear Smith and Kliavkoff banter back and forth and
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read questions from the audience through twitter. The event began at 4 p.m. Monday, April 15 in the Saint Joseph auditorium on The College of Saint Rose Campus. Smith and Kliavkoff started right on time in Continued On Page A2
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“It is a fundraiser for our Student Alumni Association annual book scholarship,” Blaise Bryant, Student Alumni Association President said. Each scholarship is worth $500, and the association hopes to give out as many as they can. “As you know the price of books is very costly,” noted Bryant, who is a junior at The College of Saint Rose. The Association will hand out the scholarships based on their budget and money raised. “Every single solitary cent of what is made at the concert is Continued on Page A5
First Annual Sexuality Week Takes Place to Bring Awareness By BRITTNEY DEVOE Contributing Writer A poster exhibit featuring topics like: healthy and unhealthy relationships, dating violence, and Take Back the Night, was presented last Tuesday in the Standish Room of the EAC. The College of Saint Rose held its first annual sexuality week. Throughout the week, events took place on-campus for students.
In addition to the poster presentation, the results of a campus survey on abuse and violence was shown. The survey was administered to students over the course of the 2010-2011 academic year. The students were asked to report experiences they had regarding behaviors that constitute harassment, stalking, and sexual assault of others while attending the Continued on Page A6
Saint Rose remembers facility worker. See pages A2
Girls Next Door release CD at concert. See pages B11
Greatest seventh round NFL drafted players of all-times. See page D17
Photos from around campus. See pages A9
Ten easy ways tp be green at college. See page C15
Baseball drops two games at home. See page D20
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Ray Kirsten Remembered as Kliavkoff from Hearst Caring and Funny by Colleagues Continued From Page A1
the fashion of Smith asking Kliavkoff interesting media related questions. While on stage, Kliavkoff elaborately answered each question that Smith asked with no hesitation. The two men covered topics such as social networking, the rise in recent mobile media consumption, Hulu and Netflix compared to traditional television, and the need for media experts in today’s job market. Both of the media experts talked about how the current revolution in communications is less about comparing the old media outlets to the new ones, but deals more with the convenience of getting what you want, when you want it. “I don’t waste a follow on someone with no value,” said Kliavkoff, speaking in the nature of Twitter. When Smith asked about Facebook and its history of success, Kliavkoff told the audience that Facebook is officially old news and that new social media like Pinterest and Twitter are now talked about more than Facebook. What especially came as a shock for the students in the audience was when Kliavkoff talked about the involvement of so-
By JACKSON WANG Executive Editor
And REGINA IANNIZZOTTO
The College of Saint Rose lost one of its own earlier this month. Raymond Kirsten, a building maintenance worker, passed away at the age of 51 after a brief illness on April 5 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady surrounded by his family. “Ray was gregarious, talkative, and had a great sense of humor,” said John Bryant, Assistant Vice President of Facilities. “He was well-liked by his co-workers and was also seen as a go-to employee representative with regard to labor management issues.” Kirsten was hired by the college in January 2002, working temporarily as a carpenter. He was then promoted to a full-time carpenter position in 2010. James Percy, a maintenance mechanic at the college, described Kirsten as almost like a big brother. The two were good friends in and out of work, said Percy. “He was a caring person who always remembered my family on special holidays with a gift or candy for kids,” said Percy. Another co-worker and friend of Kirsten was Tim Reilly, who’s known Kirsten for 11 years while working at the college as a painter. Reilly said Kirsten was a carpenter by trade, but could do just about anything, which included computers. “If anyone needed any help at the college or at home, all you had to do was ask and Ray would be there,” said Reilly. Debra Lee Polley, Associate Vice President for Finance and Comptroller, said she remembered Kirsten for always taking the time to ask how everyone was doing, including their families. “He truly cared about helping students and employees and making sure others’ needs were met,”
Ray Kirsten. said Polley. She added he’ll be missed by all but will always be remembered. “There was this nonstop energy Ray had,” said Kim Lynch, Director of Events and Scheduling, who worked with Kirsten for nine years. “Ray always had suggestions on how we could do things better.” Lynch remembers Kirsten taking on two projects in her office last summer, where he stripped, sanded, and refinished two wood tables in the building. She said his workmanship was nothing less than professional. Alexandra Kirsten, one of Raymond Kirsten’s daughters, echoed the words of her father’s
cial media in the hiring process. Overall, Kliavkoff told the audience that more than a quarter of potential hires at a business will not be offered a job because of something they have posted on Twitter or Facebook. “Be careful of what you tweet,” said Smith. While the discussion amongst Smith and Kliavkoff continued, the tweets kept coming in from audience members. Most of the tweets were either questions or comments that really showed that the presentation was captivating the viewers. After the presentation was over, the audience and the people involved in the production walked over to Massry Center for the Arts for snacks and refreshments. It gave the students who attended an interesting opportunity to personally interact with the guest speakers over a drink or two. Joanne Crupi, the project head of the presentation, was pleased to see that attendees of the lecture were interacting so much with Kliavkoff, even after the lecture was over. “The back and forth between the students and the guests were good indicators that students were thinking about the topics that came up,” said Crupi.
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colleagues. She described him as the type of person to give someone the shirt off his back even if they already had one. “He would help anyone that needed it and he would do it with a smile on his face,” said Kirsten. She also said he was a genuinely happy guy who truly loved his wife and made it obvious that his family was the most important thing in his life. “I can’t put into words the things he taught me and what he gave me,” said Kirsten, “but I can say that thanks to him, I will live life to the fullest and do my best to put others before myself and just be happy.”
George Kliavkoff speaking at St. Joseph Hall last Monday.
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New Students Elected for SA Positions Last week, a group of ambitious students were elected into executive positions in the Student Association after a Blackboard poll was tallied. The new President of SA will be current freshman Justin Whittaker.
The Comptroller position will be filled by Dan Marchione. Sophomore Courtney Carr will be Director of Communications. The new Director of Academic Activities will be Ben Mandaro. Justin Reid will be directing special interest groups and the new
Director of Social Activities, the person in charge of planning Rose Rock 2014, will be Patrick Burke. They will take on these leadership roles beginning in the fall semester of 2013.
Drunk Driver Collided with Albany Police Vehicle A DWI arrest of 19-year-old SUNY Albany student Rory Edelson was made when his vehicle struck a marked Albany Police vehicle after failing to stop at a stop sign at 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. The police vehicle, occupied by two officers, was on routine patrol traveling southbound when
the collision ensued at the intersection of Ontario Street and Mercer Street. Police then investigated and arrested Edelson for Driving While Intoxicated. He was also in possession of a forged driver’s license at the time of the collision. The officers received minor injuries from the crash and were
treated at the scene by Albany Fire Department personnel before being transported to Albany Medical Center. Both have since been released. Edelson was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Possession of a Forged Instrument and cited for Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign.
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Tuesday, April 23 12 p.m. Provisions: Signature Pedagogies at Saint Rose Standish 4 p.m. MAPS ALB 109 5:30 p.m. Revisions Workshop Writing Center 6:30 p.m. Student Association Standish 7 p.m. G4G (Girls For God) Sanctuary 7 p.m. Theatre Guild Lima Basement 8 p.m. Outside the [Box] Lima Basement 8 p.m. Yoga Sanctuary Wednesday, April 24 1 p.m. APA Style Workshop Writing Center 4 p.m. SEB Standish 5 p.m. Environmental Club Community Service Office 5 p.m. Mid-Week Mass Sanctuary 6 p.m. Diversity Workshop Sanctuary 7 p.m. Spectrum Standish 7:30 p.m. BASIC Sanctuary Thursday, April 25 9 a.m. APA Style Workshop Writing Center 12 p.m. Thesis Statement Workshop Writing Center 1 p.m. APA Style Workshop Writing Center 3:30 p.m. Mind, Body, and Spirit The Counseling Center Friday, April 26 10 a.m. Revisions Workshop Writing Center 1 p.m. APA Style Workshop Writing Center 8 p.m. Masterworks Concert Massry Saturday, April 27 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. Relay For Life Campus Green 7:30 p.m. Iridescence Flute and Harp Duo Recital Massry Sunday, April 28 1 p.m. Flute Master Class Massry 3:30 p.m. Flute Choir Concert Massry 6:30 p.m. College Mass St. Vincent de Paul Church Monday, April 29 5:15 p.m. Yoga Sanctuary 7 p.m. Percussion Ensemble and Brass Choir Concert Massry 8:30 p.m. CEC Lima Basement If you have an upcoming event you would like to see in our weekly Calendar of Events, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ANY student can join The Saint Rose Chronicle The Chronicle is published weekly on Tuesdays during the academic year and once during the summer months. The Chronicle is published at the facilities of The Daily Gazette of Schenectady, NY.
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Community Policing Forges Forward By KAITLYN JASNICA Contributing Writer
More than 50 people attended a community policing forum to voice their concerns about their neighborhood and to hear the police department’s future plans last Tuesday night. At the forum, the Albany Police Department’s four goals for the future were announced by Police Chief Steven Krokoff. The police department plans to take back the streets of Albany and make it safe for pedestrians. They also hope to strengthen their department to help it reach its full potential, rebuild wounded communities, and strengthen relationships with younger generations. After the goals were presented, audience members were free to ask questions. “We do forums so we can try and keep the community aware of what we’re doing. We want to make sure the community’s expectations and needs are being met,” Krokoff said. “The main benefit is a trusting relationship between the police department
and community. We are working for our community. We need to work in tandem with our community. If we don’t, we aren’t fulfilling our mission.” Many residents chose to voice concerns and compliments to the chief of police. Mark Robinson, a Lexington Avenue resident, told Krokoff that beat policemen from community policing in his neighborhood are a great asset. However, the department policemen need to strengthen their regular forces. “The older police knew me on a first name basis. When I used to have contact, there was a level of respect,” Robinson said. Now, he believes the younger policemen act differently. “I was appalled by the way I was addressed. They barked at me. I’m 50 years old. Right now, I feel the police comes down on our community and are coming down too aggressive.” Krokoff thanked Robinson for voicing his concerns and assured him that this is a problem they are already planning to fix. “There is a next phase, and
that phase is a team policing approach. This breaks up the city into six sectors. It’s going to create six teams so it is homogenous as possible so we can approach that as a team and not an individual,” Krokoff said. Another problem that the police department faces is that college and high school students see policemen as the bad guys. Jamere Shelby, a University at Albany student, said that as a student, she feels distant from the police department and only hears from the police when someone from her school gets robbed, or when something worse has happened. Another University at Albany student, Paige Fitzgerald, doesn’t feel safe in the Pine Hills neighborhood. “I live on the corner of Ontario and Hamilton. I feel safe during the day and on the main streets,” Fitzgerald said. “But you hear a lot about the bad things that happen at night in this neighborhood.” However, violence has gone down in the city of Albany and especially in the Pine Hills neigh-
Mark Robinson praises his neighborhood beat policemen but questions the younger police force.
Police Chief Steven Krokoff addresses the audience. borhood, according to Krokoff. “The neighborhood has changed. In East Pine Hills, we deal with more issues with the student population rentals. But those numbers dropped tremendously. Three, four years ago, we took a more passive approach; we experienced problems and the neighborhood association wanted us to have a more active role. The West side does not have as many issues,” Krokoff said. The Pine Hills neighborhood is not the only thing that has changed in the past few years. The Albany Police Department has changed dramatically from the department it was 15 to 20 years ago, according to Krokoff. The department prides itself about being honest to the community and holding itself accountable for its actions. One members of the audience voiced concern over the effectiveness of the Albany Community Police Advisory Committee, the committee that acts as the liaison between the community and police department. Marlon Anderson, a West Hills resident, said
that a police community liaison should be used to further bridge the gap between the community and police department. “First and foremost was a communication issue. And that problem was ours,” Krokoff said. “The important thing is when we have these issues, you have to dissect what happened, learn from those mistakes you make, and move forward.” The police department hopes to learn from each compliment and concern said at the forum. Lt. Michael Tremblay of the neighborhood engagement unit believes that forums will continue to bring the community closer to the police department. “This forum is an effort to create a better bond with the community,” Tremblay said. “People can voice their concerns about what’s happening in the neighborhood. Complaints come but it also brings compliments.” The next public forum will be held in July. It will be announced on Albany Police Department’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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Book Scholarship Fundraiser Continued From Page A1 going towards this book scholarship,” added Bryant. Musical Talent The musical talent will be brought to you by our very own Saint Rose students. An acoustic sound can be expected from some of the performers accompanied by their guitars. Chris Coakley will be the opening act, followed by five others. Each performance is a half-hour time slot to allow equal play time throughout the event. The other performers will be: Ryan Leddick, Bryan Jay, Nathaniel Meyers, Tony Pitkin, and The Girls Next Door. The Student Alumni Association will be providing the sound set up for the musicians. There were no musical auditions for the Confectionery Con-
cert; instead, Bryant sat down with his executive board and a list of Saint Rose performers. Bryant noted that he thought of others outside of the list and had a total of about 15 different performers to pick from to fill the six performance time slots they created. The six chosen are all unique and provide a good variety of sound, as well as having gotten back to Bryant with an interest in performing at the event. Brian Jay (Brian Willis), one of the featured performers, will be incorporating sounds with a mix between hip-hop and pop, as well as inspirational music. Being a part of the concert was a no brainer for Willis. “Anytime I’m asked to do anything for a charity I’m always down; I would never say ‘no,’” Willis said. Applying for the scholarship requires students to fill out an
application, which includes an essay and letter of recommendation by a professor or faculty member at the college. Within the Student Alumni Association, the book scholarship committee will decide the winners. The committee is chaired by Bryant and will include other volunteers from the Association. Applicants should know that the winners will be chosen anonymously. “I am not going to concern myself with whose name is on the application until the application has been completely reviewed and a decision made,” Bryant said. Students should also know that anyone is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Donations and Desserts Other donations have made it possible for the book scholar-
The scholarship provides students with $500 to help with textbook costs.
The cost of textbooks can be a challenge for students. ship to be such a large monetary amount. The Alumni Association is a huge supporter, having donated enough money in the past that equates to two book scholarships. “I can’t put into words how much I appreciate that and the club appreciates it,” Bryant said. Other fundraisers have provided funds, such as the candy gram fundraiser earlier this year, which successfully produced around $60 in sales. Each candy gram was sold for $1. The Confectionery Concert is not an entirely new fundraiser; “It’s something that has been done before and we figured, ‘Why not do it again?’” Bryant said. The first Confectionery Concert took place in the spring of 2011. As a first go round, the turnout was positive and all of the money raised went toward that year’s book scholarship. “I remember it being a success from an attendance standpoint. I was part of Golden Notes at the time, and the lounge was just packed,” Bryant said. The desserts were the main focus last year so the live music this year will add to the ambiance of the event. “Some of the desserts were taken from secret grandmother recipes resulting in amazing, delicious, goodness,” Becca Maile said. Maile, a Student Alumni Association member, is looking forward to this year’s concert as welll; “Good food, friends, and amazing performances! I don’t think anyone could ask for more,” Maile said. This year, many bakeries were
contacted in the Capital District for sweet treat donations. As Vice President of the Student Alumni Association, Jillian Schook is the head of fundraising. She was able to contact a wide variety of businesses and created the donation letters to send out. This list includes, but is not limited to: Cheesecake Machismo, Café Madison, Bettie’s Cakes, Cocca Dotts, X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery, Villa Italia, The Cookie Factory, and Napoli Bakery. “I also make sure I know everything that is needed to know about the Confectionery Concert so if anyone has any questions, they know who to contact,” Schook said. The Student Alumni Association currently consists of approximately 15 members and is headed by President Bryant and Vice President Schook. Bryant has been president since January after nominating himself in the December elections, “I nominated myself for president and no one opposed me so it was a pretty easy election,” Bryant said. To become part of the organization itself, current members nominate students for new membership positions, from there the application process takes place. “As president who is a musician, I like to make a big emphasis on having a variety of performers and having campus talent come perform because ultimately, the purpose of performing is to promote yourself and that is what all of these talents at Saint Rose are doing,” Bryant said.
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college. Students also reported their own experiences with those behaviors as well as witnessing these behaviors. Dr. Michael Bologna, who headed the survey, explains the reasons for conducting this type of evaluation. “We felt we really needed to have an idea of the prevalence of the problems related to interpersonal partner violence,” Bologna said, “as well as bystander responses.” The survey was completed by 1,159 students, 84.2 percent female and 15.8 percent male. Both undergraduates (72 percent) and graduate students (27.2 percent) participated in this survey. It was found that both males and females reported harassment, verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in their current relationship but they were more likely to report abuse in their past relationship than current. No connection was found in reporting abuse and the usage of alcohol. But, the results did show that individuals who drank between one and three alcoholic drinks a week were associated with being a victim of sexual coercion. There was no significant association between reporting physical abuse by a current partner and alcohol usage. Although it would seem likely to get help for abuse, very few students sought help. Students are more willing to seek help from friends. “Sometimes I think it’s just they don’t know who to go to,” Dennis McDonald, Vice President of Student Affairs said. “ And so they turn to a friend, and think, ‘I have a least told someone.’” “The types of abuse by a partner are as follows: sexual coercion/abuse by a partner, physical abuse by a partner, and emotional abuse by a partner. Verbal abuse by a partner was the highest at 17 percent, followed by harassment/ stalking by a partner at 11.2 per-
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cent. Along with the results of the survey, it was shown that the help seeking coincided with the type of abuse. Those in current relationships made the decision to seek help based on: •Partner blaming you for problems •Partner made you feel intimidated/afraid •Partner caused injuries that required medical attention •Partner prohibited you from socializing •Partner made you change your behavior to keep partner from getting angry Those who experienced abuse in past relationships sought help for the same reasons as well as: •Partner threw something at you •Partner displayed a weapon •Partner threatened to hurt you •Partner hit, slapped, or pushed you •Partner threatened to hurt themselves if you did not do what he or she wanted When it comes to students witnessing sexual and physical abuse, 50.9 percent reported witnessing or hearing about sexual coercion of a fellow student who was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Surprisingly, 30 percent of witnesses who witnessed some type of abuse did nothing. These behaviors were predominantly witnessed at a bar or party (62.3 percent) followed by an offcampus apartment (56.4 percent). The college has responded to these findings by having ongoing training of all Security and Student Affairs staff by outreach to students regarding services and support through new student orientation, educational presentations and campus events and Stop Abuse Awareness Campaigns. Outreach to faculty through school meetings, and linkages be-
One of the posters displayed at the exhibit last Tuesday. tween the college and community agencies, hospitals, police, and legal systems. Saint Rose students can go to different places to fit the type of help they seek. “They can go to the Counseling Center, if they want to keep something confidential. If they felt they are at risk and wanted some protection, they could go to the Campus Security office and make a report there,” McDonald said. The reported rates of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and peoples’ reporting experiences are very similar to others
that have been done by other college campuses. “I think the data we collected is fairly accurate,” Bologna said, “because it looks like data among other collegeaged students on other campuses across the country.” Abuse in relationships is a very serious matter. Not many people report that they have been abused, and it needs to change. People shouldn't be afraid of their partner or afraid to talk to someone about what is going on. If you are in an unhealthy relationship, look at the signs; you feel pressured to change who you are to please
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your partner, justifying your actions with your partner, you notice your partner is trying to control or manipulate you. That is not a healthy relationship. You should be able to communicate with and trust your partner. Find that relationship. In the end, it's not worth it to stick with the unhealthy relationship if you are going to end up unhappy and hurt emotionally, mentally and physically. “I think that the data suggests that Saint Rose is not worse off or no better off,” Bologna said, “than any other college campus.”
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Students joining the fight for sexual assault awareness on Thursday, April 18.
Take Back The Night A candlelight vigil was also held on Thursday.
Photos By Zachary Olsavicky
Participants showed supports for womenâ€™s rights.
A large crowd gathered at Sage College of Albany for Take Back The Night on Thursday.
A student picketing at Sage College of Albany.
Students Ready for Relay For Life By LAUREN KLOSE Staff Writer
One of the biggest events on campus at The College of Saint Rose has always been the annual Relay for Life. Students walk around the campus lawn from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. to raise money to help find the cure for cancer. Two years ago, however, the event almost didn’t happen after a change in who organizes and runs the event occurred. Students rallied together in order to save Relay for Life, thus having it become a student-run event. This year, Relay for Life will sport a Happy Birthday theme in honor of celebrating more birthdays. As of now, the event has 29 teams with 269 participants who have raised almost $15,000, making them halfway to their goal of $30,000. Two weeks ago, Colleges Against Cancer, the club that plans and runs Relay for Life, held Bank Night. National American Cancer Society requires there to be security to be present to ensure that nothing goes wrong at the event. This is where participants and their teams bring in any offline donations they have collected so far. “We raised over $1,300 total at Bank Night, and for Penny Wars specifically, we raised over $315,” said Samantha Brewer, one of the co-chairs for College’s Against Cancer. The results for Penny Wars were also determined. A Penny War is an event where students put any loose change in jars or buckets found in their dorms. The idea is to collect as many pennies,
(positive points) as possible, and put silver coins (negative points) in the jars of the opposing side. Brubacher Hall beat Lima Hall for the freshman and the Upperclassmen dorms beat the Transfer dorms. This helps students find out what Relay for Life is and is a fun way to introduce positive competition within the dorms. Raffles for Relay for Life gear were held and people also had the chance to register for the event. Registration has been moved up to $20 a person from now until the day of the event. Luminare bags are also being sold for $5, which can be decorated in honor or support of someone. Relay for Life will take place this coming Friday and Saturday, April 26 to April 27. The event will start with a Survivor and Caregiver Reception at 5:30 p.m., where the survivors and caregivers will register and gather in the Sanctuary before Relay For Life begins. The first lap will begin at 6:30 p.m., which is the Survivor lap and ceremony. Survivors can be represented virtually and do not actually have to be present at the event to be honored. College’s Against Cancer has thrown around multiple ideas for themed laps such as a Backwards lap, Blindfolded lap, Dancing lap, Silent lap and Birthday lap. Activities such as three-legged and wheelbarrow races are some other ideas thought up by the club.
“We raised over $1,300 total at Bank Night and for Penny Wars specifically, we raised over $315.” Samantha Brewer
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Progressive Spin on an Outdated Sin By CARI MCKENZIE Contributing Writer The infamous counter-culture day of 4/20 was marked by a dance supporting an increasingly accepted counter-culture community. The College of Saint Rose Student Association Club, Identity, hosted its first ever Rainbow Prom for LGBTQIAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual) members and allies. “The purpose of the prom is to give the LGBTQ community a prom experience they might have been denied in high school,” said Alex LaFrance, Identity Vice President. The dance hosted around 50 guests and crowned various couples as Rainbow Prom Royalty. The King and King title went to Alex LaFrance and Kaleb Catricala, the Queen and Queen title went to Kelsey Lovett and Ana Knoblock, and the King and Queen title went to Joe Lancelot and Stephanie Santiago. “Identity provides a safe space for students on campus without being discriminated or judged for their sexual orientation, gender, race, etcetera,” said Stephanie Santiago, club President. The semi-formal took place from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in Standish A&B at the college’s EAC. The event was open to members of the
The Rainbow Prom’s 2013 Royal Court. community aged 18-24. Tickets were $5 for Saint Rose students and $8 for the general public. The money raised will go to Identity’s club fund for next year’s events. The dance was DJ-ed by the college’s own sophomore Brian Willis, more commonly known by his stage name, Brian Jay. The night was full of dancing to requests ranging from the latest hip-hop to old-school favorites. “It was a good experience. I saw a lot of love,” said Willis. Identity promoted the event through Facebook pages, flyers, and digital signage around campus. Still, some students happened upon the dance in less tra-
Date: Friday, April 26 Time: 6p.m. to 6 a.m. Location: Campus Quad
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The Rainbow Prom 2013 cake.
ditional ways. Walking by the EAC, sophomore Lupita Florian noticed the strobe lights through the glass windows of the Standish rooms. “I saw the lights outside, and then I came upstairs and asked what was going on.” Whichever the method of discovery, the guests seemed to enjoy the night. “Rainbow Prom was a lot of fun and showed how a bunch of people could come together and enjoy themselves without feeling judged,” said Victoria Ortiz, freshman attendee. The dance has been in planning since June of last year and served as the closing event of Identity’s Pride Week. “Pride Week is to educate and to inform our campus community about different LGBTQ issues and to show LGBTQ support,” said LaFrance. Some of the week’s events have included activities such as bingo and a drag show, as well as poster exhibits and movies concerning LGBTQ matters. Rainbow Prom was deemed a success by its Identity board members. “It was a very good turnout,” said LaFrance. The night ended with the giving away of rainbow colored lollipop party favors.
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Pictures from Around Campus
Girls Next Door held their Spring Concert on Sunday. Students partake in Radio Heaven on Sunday, April 21, in the Saint Rose Campus Theatre.
On Friday, members of MAPS held a carwash fundraiser.
Matt Lisk of Route 263 performs the song “Rye Whiskey.”
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Q & A with Saint Rose Campus Security Assistant Director Frederick Whitney
1. Which areas of our campus require the most attention from a security standpoint? “Depends on the time of day.” 2. What time of day do you work on campus?
ence brought you to the security department? “Retired from the Albany Police Department after 32 years.”
6. What types of things do you do when you working here?
10. Do you have any suggestions for improving the Security Department or its services?
“Day and night; my work schedule varies.”
“Security operations, plan special events, and oversee transportation.”
3. How long have you been a part of the security department?
7. What types of things do you do when you are not working here (hobbies)?
“Over six years.” 4. What is the most interesting experience you have had while on duty here at Saint Rose? “There has been many – one does not stand out.” 5. What background experi-
“Restore antique vehicles.” 8. What useful safety tips do you have for students? “Walk in pairs, use the campus escort service, and think.” 9. Is there anything specific you’d like students to know about the Security Depart-
“We, as a group, want to keep the students safe.”
“Overall, I think we do a very good job. We enjoy the input from groups such as this and we always learn better ways to help keep our students safe.” The College of Saint Rose Security Department is comprised of a diverse and professional staff of 56 security officers, bus drivers, and administrative staff. This series is a chance for the Saint Rose community to get know a few of them. This series is produced in collaboration by the COM372-01 PR Campaign class, The Chronicle, and the CSR Security Department.
Earth Week Activities
By ASIA EWART Staff Writer
With the weather slowly climbing higher into the 60s and even 70s each day, it’s finally beginning to feel like the spring students have been craving. What better way to enjoy time outdoors than by giving back to the community and making the environment just a bit lovelier in the process? The end of April is nearing, which means that Earth Week is finally upon us. From April 19 to April 26, Saint Rose students are invited to participate in the Earth Week of Service, a bevy of volunteer opportunities around Albany, presented by the Environmental Club and the Community Service Office. Each year during Earth Week, the Environmental Club and the Community Service Office come
together to reach out to the rest of the student body and let them know what they can do to assist in taking care of the environment, as well as how that carries over to the rest of the outside community. Aside from volunteering at places like St. Anne’s Institute and Habitat for Humanity, students are invited to the showings of the documentaries “Switch” and “Tapped,” about electricity and the effect of the water bottle industry on the environment, respectively; the first 50 student to attend and stay until the end of the latter will even receive a free Camelbak water bottle. On Wednesday, April 24, students are also invited to attend the Green Vendors Fair on the quad, from 2 to 5 p.m. Locally owned, environmentally friendly businesses will be present with information, food, and items to
sell; clubs will also be set up with games, prizes, raffles, and free stuff to give away. In addition to St. Anne’s and Habitat, students also have the choice of volunteering at the Plumeri Sports Complex for the Sport’s Festival, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, and the Community Loan Fund for a cleanup session. On Tuesday, April 23, students also have the option of taking part in the presentation of the sustainable energy petition proposed by the Sierra Club at the Capital Building. Students can check the Earth Week Community Service Facebook event page for a list of all volunteer opportunities, where and when each are, and how to sign up for them. Let’s make this one of the most successful and informative Earth Weeks Saint Rose has ever had!
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Hard Work and Dedication Pay Off in The Girls Next Door Release Albany High’s Production of West Side Story a New CD at Concert By NINA SCIBELLI Contributing Writer The Albany High School Theatre ensemble presented their performance of West Side Story this past weekend. Many people excitedly and anxiously awaited the first performance last Friday night. This rendition of Sondheim and Bernstein’s 1963 Broadway masterpiece has taken about four months to formulate. Directors, cast, and crew involved have committed to rehearsals every weekday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. The cast was composed of 37 actors, and a network of student leaders guided by 6+ adults who have helped with this production. Principal Cecily Wilson, who came out to see the performance, observed a few rehearsals this season and was wowed by how much effort has been put into the show. “The students are here for many hours each day perfecting their performance, designing the set, and more. There is a lot of effort that goes into every aspect of the show. Even the parents get involved, providing food and refreshments for those last dress rehearsals,” said Wilson.
The musicals that Albany High produces each year have been nothing but beneficial to the students as well as to the community. “I think it is an integral part of the student experience at Albany High School for the students that participate as well as for the audience that has the benefit of watching them perform,” said Wilson. Director Ward Dales held auditions in late November, with rehearsals starting shortly after. He has always admired West Side Story and chose to take it on this year. The AHS Theatre ensemble is known to have quite the reputation, with Dales to thank. “Mr. Dales is well-respected by staff and students alike for the incredible energy and effort he puts into each production. He makes sure that the resources and personnel are in place to support the students to create their best product,” said Wilson. While the play was controversial in its time, Dales does not believe that this show sends out the same message today. “When it came out 50 years ago, it tackled racism—directly in the face of the country’s turbulent civil rights movement. It is too simplistic in its treatment of racism to address the debilitating
Albany High School students rehearsing the musical number “Cool.”
conundrum of institutionalized racism, which is the scourge of our time,” said Dales. Dales is proud of the progress of this production and what everyone involved has put into it. “I continue to be amazed at the ability of our students and faculty to rise to any challenge I put to them. This show—with its intense dancing and brutally challenging score—is Herculean,” said Dales. The students have thoroughly enjoyed working on this production as well. “They love the work,” said Dales. One student, Bryana Greer, who played the role of “Anita,” was excited to perform. She has had an incredible experience working on this show, loved being able to dance, and thinks of the other cast members as her family. “I think it’ll go really well,” said Greer. “My family and friends are all coming to support me.” Other students, faculty, and community members not involved in the production are glad that the AHS Theatre ensemble is putting on this particular show— which deals with some difficult themes through its music and dancing. “Our Drama program has always taken on a variety of topics which highlight our students’ ability to perform in any genre and serve as a jumping off point for important conversations,” said Wilson, who is extremely proud and impressed at every show she attends. “It is amazing to watch my high school students transform into these characters and NINA SCIBELLI engulf you in the story.”
By LAURA KIRKER Contributing Writer Late Sunday afternoon, students and families gathered in the Carl E. Touhey forum in the Thelma P. Lally building of The College of Saint Rose to hear the final performance of the semester from one of campus’s acapella groups, The Girls Next Door. The concert was also the opportunity to premiere their new CD. The all-girl acapella group, made up of fourteen girls, sang sixteen covers of songs to a packed audience. Admittance to the concert was free and T-shirts and CD’s were available for purchase in the lobby of Lally. Emotions were running high by the close of the concert, as it was six girls’ last concert due to their graduation this spring. “It’s been an amazing ride for these four years, and it’s heartbreaking that this is my last concert, but let’s make the best of it,” Dani Intschert, a member of GND for four years and a senior at The College of Saint Rose said. At the concert, she had a solo during the song “Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Buble. Also a senior, Mercedes Arrillaga called the process of making the CD stressful. “We just went and did it one weekend, at the
beginning of January, and then this whole semester we’ve been working on getting it mastered and promoted and everything,” said Arrillaga. Her solo performances during the concert included “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera, a Disney medley, and “I Won’t Let Go” by Rascal Flatts. Their self-titled CD includes 10 songs (eight of which were performed at the concert). The CD was recorded in their musical arranger, Nathan Altimari’s house. The group bought all the equipment necessary and set it up in Altimari’s basement where he had the programs needed for production. Funding for the CD came completely from their Student Association budget for the year. Soloist during the performance of “I’ll Stand By you/Stand by Me” by The Pretenders/ Ben E. King, as well as senior on campus, Cynthia Crudale says eventually their CD will debut on iTunes. “We don’t have an exact date for that yet, but it will be,” she said. Crudale also said this is the second CD to be released from GND over a span of six years. Until the CD’s release on iTunes, it can be purchased from members of GND around campus for $10.
The Girls Next Door performing in Lally on Sunday, April 21.
Arts B12 Defiance: More Than Just Another Sci-Fi Show The Chronicle
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Syfy’s Newest Series Tackles a WideVariety of Modern Issues
By ANDY GILCHRIST Staff Writer
years after a war between humans and aliens, who were seeking a new planet to live on after theirs It is becoming more and more was destroyed. In this new world, difficult for science fiction to suc- Joshua Nolan (Grant Bowler) and ceed on television. Today’s tele- his adopted daughter Irisa Nyira vision landscape is filled with po- (Stephanie Leonidas) travel the lice procedurals and sitcoms, with country searching for alien artifew sci-fi shows on the schedule. facts to sell on the black market. Even fantasy series, like Game of While being chased by a group of Thrones, Grimm, and Once Upon mutants, they are given sanctuary a Time, seem to be beby Defiance, formerly coming more popular. the city of St. Louis. It’s rare that a town had “Syfy’s newest series The science fiction been the site of Defiance is a great show will make a cease fire that it to the air, let show that is not just inspired peace alone do well in across the globe entertaining, but also and ended the the ratings. The Syfy speaks to issues that war more than channel is atearlier. affect the world today, a decade tempting to But now, tenchange that, such as race and class.” sions between though, with man and alien their newest threaten to tear Andy Gilchrist scripted series, the town apart. Defiance. The New mayor series takes a look at a Amanda Rosewater post-apocalyptic, post-alien inva- (Julie Benz) struggles to keep sion world that is damaged be- the town together as tempers beyond repair. But, it’s really about gin to boil over. On one side are people coming together and help- the humans, led by mining maging each other out in tough times. nate Rafe McCawley (Graham It’s also about race and class, as Greene) and his family; on the the interactions between humans other are the aliens, led by the and aliens clearly represent race ambitious Datak Tarr (Tony Currelations and class struggles in ran) and his equally ruthless wife the present day. Overall, Defiance Stahma (Jaime Murray). When is a well-made show that speaks a murder almost begins another to larger issues, rather just serv- war, Nolan becomes the new ing as entertainment. sheriff of the town, with Irisa as The series takes place nearly 15 his deputy, in order to stop the
Grant Bowler (left) and Julie Benz (right) star in Syfy’s newest scripted series, Defiance. violence. But, finding the killer leads them into a much deeper conspiracy that seeks not just to destroy Defiance, but change the whole world. Defiance comes from the mind of Rockne S. O’Bannon, creator of the cult sci-fi series Farscape. The series shows the aftermath of the war between man and alien instead of the war itself. In this way, the series is attempting to tap into the success of The Walk-
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ing Dead, which also shows the aftermath of a worldwide disaster. Overall, though, the series has much more in common with the legendary sci-fi series Firefly than anything else. At its core, the show is about people coming together after a war with aliens and trying to find their place in a strange new world. They are led by an ex-soldier of that war and must overcome conflicts from both outside the town and within it in order to survive. But the show is more than just entertainment. It confronts very real issues that we deal with every day: race and class. Though the town doesn’t appear to be segregated, the tensions between humans and aliens are one of the biggest driving forces on the show. The native humans look down upon the aliens as different, lesser beings, while the aliens see the humans as arrogant people who usually can’t be trusted.
Meanwhile, the aliens appear to be richer and more powerful within the town, creating a conflict with the humans, who mostly survive through mining. While the show is its most exciting during its fistfights and gun battles, it is at its strongest when dealing with real world issues that affect us even today. Syfy’s newest series Defiance is a great show that is not just entertaining, but also speaks to issues that affect the world today, such as race and class. While the action within the series alone would make it worth watching, its emphasis on the important issues makes it more than just another sci-fi show. If every science fiction show can put action and special effects into the background and put characters and emotion at the forefront, then there might be a new wave of sci-fi programming on the horizon that is better than the genre has ever been.
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I Can’t Believe You Watched That:
Equilibrium (2002) By RACHEL M. BOLTON Managing Editor
I don’t know why they are called clerics—you would think that religion would be banned in this Back in the far off year of 1999, world. I guess that movie priests the Wachowski Siblings made a are only cool when they are wavpopular film called The Matrix. ing guns around. It’s a cleric’s job to serve the Since it was such a huge hit, studios knew that they could profit will of Father and deal with rebels off the hype. Thus Equilibrium in the Neathers, the nuked wastecame to be. Like The Matrix, it land outside the city. The Neathas the hero in a black priest out- hers is also the source of a plot hole, it’s obvious fit, a dark dystopia, and that they are a strange method in a burned out of kung fu. How“Yes, this movie is of Paris, ever, the film has laughably silly in some part but none of the more in common with 1984 and places and it has a fair characters are Fahrenheit 451. share of plot holes. But French, but I digress. While not being it does a good job of After burnsuper original, Equilibrium is characterizing Preston ing the Mona Presgood at playing as he slowly discovers Lisa, ton and his with the tropes and deals with partner, Errol of the genre and world building. emotions, and some (Sean Bean, heh) return to In the not so far off future, parts of the movie are the city. Howhumanity has genuinely quite sad.” ever, Preston notices that gone through anErrol brought other world war. Rachel M. Bolton back a book, The remainders saying that of civilization he was going to know that they cannot have another war. So in the dispose of it later. But Errol is a city of Libria, emotion has been sense offender, a person who has banned along with anything that stopped taking the prozium drug can inspire it. The leader is a Big and thus has feelings. The punBrother-esque man called Father, ishment for being one is death, and the citizens take a drug called and Preston’s own wife was exprozium to block having emo- ecuted for being one. But after dealing with the falltions. The enforcers of the society are out with Errol, Preston accidenmartial arts masters called Cler- tally breaks his dosage of the ics and practice Gun-Kata, which drug, and goes without it for day. I will explain later. Christian However, one he starts feeling Bale plays Cleric John Preston. compassion, it’s hard to stop.
Oblivion Looks Nice, Fails To Deliver A Compelling Story By M. WILLIAM SMITH Staff Writer Joseph Kosinski, the Director of Oblivion, has only one other feature film to his name, and your enjoyment of that film will probably be indicative of your enjoyment of this one. That film was 2010’s Tron: Legacy, the sequel to the 1982 film Tron. Tron: Legacy was a beautiful-looking film; it was slick, action-packed, and had a pretty great score by Daft Punk. But it lacked in anything resembling interesting characters, memorable dialogue, or a quality story. Unfortunately, Oblivion falls into the same category. Kosinski is about as good as his material allows him to be. Oblivion is a well-directed film, and with a better script, it could have been great. But no amount of quality camerawork and framing can make up for the clunky exposition, the bland characters, and a story that ultimately doesn’t really go anywhere. Visually, the film is stunning. The world Kosinski visualizes is fully-realized, and even though it’s clear that you’re mostly watching CGI the Two things about this movie surprised me. One being, that this is the second film I have reviewed this year that had Sean Bean in it. Of course being Sean Bean, his character does what all of his characters do: die—and early on, too. Let’s all giggle at the fact that this is the closest you will get to seeing Batman kill Sean Bean. The other thing that was surprising about Equilibrium is that they made Preston a father, a single father in fact. It is unusual for
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entire time, the effects generally have weight to them. The film can be fun at times, but only briefly, before it inevitably returns to a story that we’ve seen done in several other films, and always much better. And that isn’t even an exaggeration. Oblivion is derivative of at least a dozen well-known science-fiction films. Whether it is a loving homage or shameless ripoff is for the viewer to decide, but when the film mirrors other films so closely, it’s hard not to notice. WALL-E, Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Matrix, and (weirdly) Moon: all of these films and more are directly imitated, whether they serve the plot or not (there is a quick homage to Planet of the Apes though, which was kind of fun). Kosinski is clearly influenced by science-fiction films, but fails to make anything worthwhile without standing on the shoulders of others. Here’s the thing, though: science-fiction might be my favorite genre of film (I can never actually decide on a true favorite, but it’s up there). And original sciencefiction is hard to come by recenta hero like him to have children. By giving him a son and daughter, the film gets to humanize him in a different way, and compared to some other action leads, his children are not kidnapped or killed to give him man-pain. The family gives a different insight to the film’s dystopia and the children do move the plot along, just not in the way you think. Now as to the Gun Kata, basically it’s kung fu with guns. I admit that I do not know much about firearms but I am sure that is not how they work. It was almost comical watching Christian Bale stand perfectly still while his arms fired the guns in every direction. The movie says it’s supposed to work because of math. The best Gun Kata battle in the film was one that happened with the participants two feet away
ly. Sure, I’m looking forward to Star Trek Into Darkness, the new film in the Star Trek franchise, but I’m more excited for Elysium, the new, original property from Neill Blomkamp, the director of District 9. Science-fiction has the power to shed light on our own society, and can serve as a biting social commentary in doing so. Oblivion never scratches that surface. I’m not expecting the film to be the next Blade Runner, but the film should be striving to be something. Oblivion’s greatest flaw is that it has no identity of its own, and that keeps it from becoming something greater than the sum of its parts. I have every confidence Kosinski will one day direct a film with a good script, and it will be fantastic. Oblivion is not that film, but it sure seems like a lot of the films you do like, and maybe that’s enough, right? (The answer, of course, is no, it’s not).
Final Grade: C-
from each other. I watched this movie with the expectation that it would be a bad film with the only redeeming factor of having decent action scenes. I was wrong. Yes, this movie is laughably silly in some places and it has a fair share of plot holes. But it does a good job of characterizing Preston as he slowly discovers and deals with emotions, and some parts of the movie are genuinely quite sad. It also does not do the over used “chosen one” trope. Equilibrium makes sure to state that Preston’s role could have been done by any Cleric who wanted to feel. If you like dystopias and action films, you will enjoy this film. Just don’t try Gun Kata at home, kids. Equilibrium is available to watch on Netflix Stream.
Kickin’ It With KJ: Indicud Edition
By KEVIN JACOB Staff Writer
Welcome everyone to another edition of Kickin It. This week I’ve got a few mixtapes and Kid Cudi’s newest album Indicud to review. Let’s get into it.
Big K.R.I.T. King Remembered in Time It’s been about a year since Krit dropped his debut album Live From the Underground. Since then, we haven’t heard too much from him as he’s been in the lab cooking up his new album and this mixtape. This mixtape is pretty familiar territory for Krit as it has soulful and emotional songs
mixed with trunk bangers that Krit mixes together almost seamlessly. Tracks like “Meditate,” “My Trunk,” and “How U Luv That” are my personal favorites so far from this really consistent tape. I don’t know if there’s any track that I truly don’t like, but some do get a little bit repetitive.
If you’re a fan of K.R.I.T. then you’re going to appreciate this tape. And if you’re not a K.R.I.T. fan? Then you will be after listening to this one.
GrandeMarshall MuggaMan (mixtape) Last December was the first time I had ever heard of GrandeMarshall. He released a debut project called 800, and with hearing that and his song “Robert Earl,” I was instantly hooked on this dude’s music. Now a few months later, he drops a new project called MuggaMan and it’s great. Grande’s a pretty good rap-
Ah, Indicud. I was hyped to hear it. And when it leaked early I was even more amped. After the first listen? I hated it. The production caught me off guard. Cudi wasn’t actually on many of the songs and I wasn’t a fan of it. But I listened to it a couple more times, and each time I’ve listened to it it’s grown on me. I can’t lie I’ve been really messing with it lately. It’s different. Definitely not your typical Cudi album.
per with a really relaxed flow and his rhymes do well, but his production really carries this project. The hazy drug and Jazz induced samples are very chilled out and makes MuggaMan a really quality product. My personal favorites include “Anslinger’s Revenge,” “Still,” “Mugga Man,” and “Arena Floors, Sta-
Kid Cudi Indicud
A lot of songs had me impressed though. “Unf***wittable” has become one of my favorite songs on the project and other songs such as “Brothers,” “Burn Baby Burn,” and “Beez” with a pair of crazy RZA verses really carried the album. There were some songs I wasn’t a huge fan of. I can’t stand “Mad Solar” and I haven’t ever been big on “King Wizard.” The worst song on this whole project has to be “Afterwards,” which is
dium Seats.” If you listen to the project from beginning to end it sounds way better than in individual tracks. But Grande’s given me one of the best mixtapes I’ve heard this year so far. Definitely check this out.
literally the biggest waste of nine minutes I’ve ever heard. This song just brought nothing to the album. In the end, although I was a bit hesitant on Indicud, it really is a solid album. Cudi may not be breaking any walls as a rapper, but he sure has as a producer, because this album sounds like nothing that is currently out. This album is nuts.
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Campus Playlist Compiled by Arts Editor Chris Surprenant 1. “Brothers” by Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, and King Chip. Sports Editor Joshua Natoli said, “It’s a really good song and has a feature from one of my favorite rappers, A$AP Rocky. It sounds like vintage Kid Cudi.” 2. “Hall of Fame” by The Script. “It’s a good motivational song. I enjoy the lyrics and the beat. It’s a good song to get people going,” said Executive Editor Jackson Wang. 3. “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars. Mathew Vincent said of this song, “It’s a catchy tune you can roll your windows down to.” What are you listening to? Send your favorite songs to firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Top of the Box Office April 16-22 42 $27.5M Scary Movie 5 $14.2M The Croods $13.3M G.I. Joe: Retaliation $10.9M Evil Dead $9.5M Jurassic Park: An IMAX 3D Experience $8.9M 7. Olympus Has Fallen $7.3M 8. Oz the Great and Powerful $4.9M 9. Temptation $4.5M 10. The Place Beyond the Pines $3.9M
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Opinion Top 10 Easy Ways to Be Green in College
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By LAUREN HALLIGAN Features Editor
1. Wait until your hamper is full. Not only does this save how much water and energy you use, but also your detergent, which is expensive! 2. No lollygagging in the shower. Each second you are in there wastes more water. Do what you need to do and get out into the real world! 3. Notes are not trash. The end of the semester is upon us, and there are a few things you can do with your old notebooks: save them for future reference, let them sit around never to be looked at again, or recycle them! That's a lot of paper. Also, if you did not fill up the entire notebook, use it again next semester! 4. A textbook is a terrible thing to waste. If you are going to read it again, hang onto it. However, in most cases, you are not. Sell them back, put them online, or lend them to a friend. Someone else will appreciate it. 5. Use public transportation. It's free! The CDTA buses run all day and have a ton of convenient routes. 6. Or just walk/bike/skateboard. Spring has sprung and Albany is a pedestrianfriendly city, get some fresh air! 7. Clean your plate. Why are entire burgers and sandwiches going down the conveyor belt in the dining hall? Think about what you are taking, and make sure you have got room for it! 8. Reusable bags are your friend. And there are constantly companies tabling in the EAC giving them away as freebies. They come in handy when you are moving out of your dorm at the end of the year. 9. Take a lesson from Macklemore. Check out a thrift shop; there are plenty of locals, including Plato's Closet on Central Avenue. You will be amazed at the fashionable finds you discover! 10. Less paper, less problems. Ask your professor if that 10 page final paper can be submitted by e-mail. If they are opposed to this, print it on both sides of the paper.
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This week’s question: What did the number zero say to the number eight? Last week’s question: Why do plants hate math? Answer: Because it gives them square roots. By DANIELLE HEIDCAMP UMO Friday, April 19 2013, UMO started to prepare for elections. There are five positions that were available: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director of Public Relations. The current people holding the positions are Christopher Lovell as President, Jennifer Passage as Vice President, Lily Appleton as Secretary, Emily McNeight as Treasurer, and Danielle Heidcamp as Director of Public Relations. The list of people running for positions in the fall 2013 year is as follows: President: o Jennifer Passage o Christopher Lovell o Anthony Sauve Vice President o Emily McNeight o Jennifer Passage o Anthony Sauve Secretary o Mackenzee Hemming o Elizabeth Edwards
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D17 Top-10 Seventh Round NFL Draft Picks of All Time April 23rd, 2013
By JACKSON WANG Executive Editor Each year, NFL experts, players, coaches, and diehard fans spend hours discussing which college football athletes will be selected in the first round. Now, this can be a very tough decision for NFL teams, especially when they are investing time and millions of dollars into a kid that’s just legal enough to drink alcohol. But every year, fans and NFL teams always forget about the importance of late round draft picks. The seventh round can either be just a throw away for most teams, or a chance to draft a hall of famer. Here’s my list for the ten greatest seventh round draft picks of all-time: 10. Gary Anderson- Kicker And you thought Brett Favre was too old to be playing in the NFL, by the time Gary Anderson retired at age 44, he was the only player left to wear a helmet with a single bar facemask. For a guy who was selected by the Steelers out of Syracuse in the seventh round of the 1982 draft, he did pretty good for himself in his 23year career in which he scored a then-record 2,434 points. He was also the first kicker to have a perfect regular season in 1998. But Vikings’ fans will remember Anderson as the one that kicked the Vikings’ out of the Super Bowl. 9. T.J. HoushmandzadehWide Receiver For a seventh round draft pick, T.J. Houshmandzadeh has done his job well. He had strong years in Cincinnati, where he played with Chad Ochocinco and Carson Palmer. Houshmandzadeh even earned a spot on the Pro Bowl team in 2007 and set a Bengal’s franchise record with 112 catches that season. But that’s where T.J. “who’s your momma” legacy ends. He’ll be more remembered as the wide receiver that had a rat tail with a really hard last name to pronounce than his subpar career. 8. Michael McCrary- Defensive End Most undersized defensive
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players go undrafted and go find work playing football in the CFL. But not McCrary. The Ravens took a chance drafting him with their seventh round pick and they didn’t regret it. Before Ray Lewis came into the picture for Baltimore, McCrary was one of the NFL's most feared pass rushers. McCrary would earn himself two trips to Hawaii and a spot in the Baltimore Raven Ring of Honor. 7. Marques Colston- Wide Receiver Coming out of Hofstra University, some wonder if Colston should stick at tight end, which he played while in college, or switch to wide receiver. And that was even if a team thought he could play in the NFL. Well, the New Orleans Saints not only believed he could play in the pros, but also be one of their starting receivers. In Colston’s seven year career with the Saints, he’s made the front office look like geniuses, averaging over 1,000 yards per season in his career and winning a Super Bowl ring. 6. Brock Marion- Safety While Brock Marion was patrolling the secondary for the Dallas Cowboys in the mid-1990s, it became a no fly zone for opposing teams. Marion intercepted 20 passes and recorded nearly 400 tackles in his six seasons with the Cowboys. His resume also includes three Pro Bowl appearances and two Super Bowls. Not bad for a guy drafted in the seventh round from the University of Nevada. 5. Donald Driver- Wide Receiver Most track and field athletes think they can play in the NFL because of their speed. Only few have done so, including Donald Driver. At age 37, he was still going strong, adding more impressive stats to his already great career, until he announced his retirement earlier this year at age 38. In his career, Driver’s been to the Pro Bowl four-times, a Super Bowl champion, and a Dancing With The Stars winner. Drafted out of Alcorn State University
in 1999, Driver wasn’t the best at first. But once he got his opportunity to shine, he took full advantage. 4. Eric Martin- Wide Receiver I think we’re starting to see a trend here and maybe NFL teams have already noticed it. Draft wide receivers in the seventh round because they tend to do well. The Saints learned this trick when they drafted Eric Martin in the seventh round in 1985, which could have had little influence on taking a chance with Colston in 2006. Martin had an outstanding career at LSU, and carried that success down Interstate-10 to New Orleans. During his tenure with the Saints, Martin became New Orleans' all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards, while leading Saints to their first playoff appearance in 1987. 3. Tom Nalen- Offensive Line Coming out of Boston College, Tom Nalen received multiple
awards, which included thirdteam Associated Press All-America, second-team All-Big East and first-team ECAC. He was ignored by many NFL teams until the Denver Broncos took him in the seventh round. During his time in Denver, Nalen has been a five-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro, and a two-time Super Bowl champion. Not to mention, six different running backs ran for over 1,000 yards behind Nalen and his offensive lines. 2. Adam Timmerman- Offensive Line The big boys are getting some respect on this list. Adam Timmerman was not known by many people coming out of South Dakota State. He was a quiet guy that could pancake anyone within his arm’s reach. Timmerman jumped around a bit from team to team, but still played with great love for the game. In his 12 seasons in the NFL, he’s won two Super Bowls, four NFC Cham-
pionships, and has made it to the Pro Bowl twice. Pretty good for a guy who finished eighth in the Iowa State track meet on the 110 meter high hurdles as a senior. 1. Shannon Sharpe- Tight End You can make an argument and say Shannon Sharpe is greatest tight end of all-time. Here’s why: Sharpe set records for receptions with 815, 10,060 receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns, 62, which Tony Gonzalez would break later on. Also, he’s been an eight-time Pro Bowler, four-time first team All-Pro, and a threetime Super Bowl champion. That’s pretty good for someone who was overshadowed by his old brother, Sterling Sharpe, who played for the Packers. And one more thing, he came from a Division II college called Savannah State, where he played not only football but also basketball and ran track.
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Donald Driver ranks as one of the best wide receivers ever drafted in the seventh round.
Sports Le Moyne Defeats Saint Rose on Thurdsay
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Chad Adams out at second.
Jordan Zareski fires a pitch in the 7-0 loss.
Le Moyne celebrates the victory.
The Golden Knights have a moment of silence for Boston victims.
D19 Inaugural Golden Knights Awards Approaching April 23rd, 2013
By ARIANA WILSON Contributing Writer The athletics office at The College of Saint Rose will hold an inaugural award ceremony, recognizing current student-athletes for their accomplishments on and off the field. Athletes from all sports will be invited and celebrated at the Golden Knight Awards this upcoming Sunday in the Nolan Gymnasium. Doors will open for the event at 6:30 p.m., allowing each studentathlete in attendance to have a red carpet entrance into the gymnasium. All members attending the ceremony will be expected to dress in formal attire. Ever since the athletics office has voiced their decision to change from the individual team banquets to the larger department event, there has been one common theme: unity. “Hopefully this will be something we can build tradition on and encourage athletes to get out to other games, not just the Golden Wave games, to support their other athletes,” said Shardonay Blueford, Assistant Athletic Di-
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rector for Compliance and influential innovator of the event. While Blueford explains the ceremony is meant to give Saint Rose Athletics a sense of coalition, some coaches worry about switching from the traditional team banquet to such a large event. Brian Goodale, head coach for the women’s volleyball team, is open-minded but has appreciated the individual team banquets in past years. “The all sports event is great to bring the teams together, but the individual team banquets allow for more attention on the graduating seniors as well as involving the parents,” said Goodale. This being the first time the event is taking place, the committee for the awards decided to make the event invite-only, offering admittance to only studentathletes, coaches, and members of the athletics department. This excludes both non-athlete students and parents at Saint Rose. Athletes were nominated for each category by head coaches, administrators in the athletic department, and members of the Golden Knights Awards commit-
Kyle Wilson is nominated for male athlete of the year.
tee. Each opinion was taken into consideration, and final nominations were sent out via email to student-athletes who were to vote on which of their peers they would like to take home the awards. The student-athlete body was given a 16 day allotment in which they could vote for the athletes whom they thought most deserved each award. The voting started on April 9 and will continue until April 24 at 11:30 p.m. At this time, the winners will be finalized although nobody, besides
“Sometimes we feel neglected by schools and shadowed out by other sports.” Kyle Wilson the counter will know who won. The final reveal will be when the presenters of the award open the slip where the winner’s name is scribed. Members of each team are not given the option to vote for their teammates. Though people can still vote for their friends on other sports teams, the committee wanted to be sure that teams who had larger rosters couldn’t outvote those that are smaller. Even still, some athletes are concerned that their sport doesn’t receive enough recognition to garner the awards they are nominated for. “Sometimes we feel neglected by schools and shadowed out by other sports,” said Kyle Wilson, a member of the men’s swimming and diving team and nominee for two individual awards (Male Athlete of the Year and Individual Male Sport Team Performance) and one team award (Male Ath-
Jennifer Crego is in the running for multiple awards this year. letic Team of the Year). Wilson doesn’t doubt his athletic accomplishments and ability, but fears the ceremony will be more like a popularity contest. Each award given away at the ceremony will have both a male and female segment making it a total of 24 awards that will be won throughout the evening. The awards range across the board: Male and Female Athlete of the Year; Male and Female Newcomer of the Year; Male and Female Sophomore of the Year; Male and Female Junior of the Year; Male and Female Senior of the Year; Individual Male and Female Sport Team Performance of the Year; Male and Female in a Supporting-Role; Male and Female Golden Knight of the Year. There will also be one team award for each gender, The Athletic Team of the Year Award, which attributes the teams that had the most overall success. One award that encompasses both academic and athletic garners is the Golden Knight of the Year. Jennifer Crego, a senior tennis player who is nominated for
this award as well as two others (Female Athlete of the Year and Individual Female Sport Team Performance), is impressed with all of the nominees and shocked that she is in running with some of her peers. “I didn’t expect to be nominated,” said Crego, “ especially next to all of the people who also got nominated are really great athletes.” The award focuses on the accomplishments of individual athletes who have proven to be an example of a standout studentathlete on and off the field; encompassing all the qualities of a true Golden Knight. In the future, the athletic department has high hopes of making the event grander, inviting the entire Saint Rose community to celebrate its student-athletes accomplishments. For now, the focus of coalition will be kept small, mainly on the athletics department. “We thought we would try something new this year to bring everybody together,” said Blueford, “and enhance the unity within the athletics department.”
D20 Sports Golden Knights Drop Doubleheader at Home The Chronicle
By JOSHUA NATOLI Sports Editor Saturday afternoon did not particularly end well for the Golden Knights Baseball team. Saint Rose lost both ends of a Northeast-10 Conference doubleheader this past Saturday afternoon against the New Haven Chargers (20-11 overall/ 13-7 NE-10) at the Christian Plumeri Sports Complex. The Golden Knights (6-33 overall/ 3-16 NE-10) lost by a combined score of 26-17, losing the first matchup 18-14, then the second 8-3. The first game saw plenty of hits, as the score will show. The Chargers broke the game wide open in the top of the second inning, with ten batters stepping up to the plate. Senior Andrew Johnson got the ball rolling with an RBI single followed by a basesclearing three-run triple by junior Brendon Buckley. After the top of the second inning was said and done, the Chargers were up 11-0. The Golden Knights got on the board after a double by junior Scott Hladik made the game 11-2. The Chargers would add four
runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings, highlighted by an RBI double by freshman Nick Nunziato. The Golden Knights were finally able to make some ground in the sixth and seventh innings. Sophomore Zac Bellinger sent a two-run home run over the right center-field fence, followed by another RBI double by Hladik. Chargers freshman lefty Connor Moriarty proceeded to hit freshman Patrick Griffin and sophomore Lukas Nethaway, both times with bases loaded to bring the score to 15-7. After a sacrifice fly brought the Chargers lead to 16-7, the Golden Knights stormed back to bring the game closer than ever. Saint Rose brought the score nearly even at 16-14 after an eighth inning rally highlighted by RBI singles from Bellinger and Nethaway. New Haven made sure the Golden Knights could not pull off the upset after a RBI triple by Nunziato, followed by a RBI single from Johnson in the ninth. Golden Knights sophomore starter Bryan Carr picked up the loss after giving up 11 runs in three innings pitched. New Ha-
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ven junior starter Henry Hirsch picked up the win after pitching six innings and giving up four runs. The second game did not see nearly the same amount of runs cross the plate. Both teams’ bats remained quiet until the fourth inning when freshman Chad Adams put the Golden Knights on top 1-0 with a RBI single. The Chargers bounced back to take the lead in the sixth and seventh innings with RBI singles by sophomore Brendan O’Reilly and Johnson. The Golden Knights fired back in the seventh inning when freshman Derek Reed hit an RBI single and junior Joseph Carconne reached first base on a throwing error which allowed Reed reach home safely. The Golden Knights were four outs away from victory when the Chargers took the lead in the eighth inning when senior Joe Romanelli shot a RBI single up the middle to tie it, followed by an two-run double by junior Kyle Cullen to make it a 5-3 game. New Haven also added three insurance runs in the top half of
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Joseph Carconne connects on a pitch in the first inning.
Teammates congratulating Zac Bellinger after a defensive stop.
Derek Reed slides into home safely in the eight inning.
the ninth inning with RBI singles from senior Stephen Clout and junior Chris DeMorais, the latter counting for two runs, making it a 8-3 final score. The loss went to Golden Knights freshman reliever Joe Pokrentowski. New Haven senior Frank Vilacha picked up the win, while junior John Melville got the save. Golden Knights shortstop Carconne thought that his team had trouble finishing the victory, “All season we’ve had trouble closing out games, just getting the last
outs,” said Carconne. “We got a little lackadaisical at the end. We’ve got to take this and realize that we need to get all 27 (outs) not 21. Right now we have to learn how to respect the game a little more, learn the game a little bit better and try to get a good momentum for the last games we’ve got.” Looking ahead, the Golden Knights’ next matchup will be another doubleheader at home, this time against NE-10 opponent Assumption starting at 3:30 p.m.
Week of April 23 2013