The Saint Rose Chronicle February 2, 2011
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Serving The College of Saint Rose Community in Albany, New York
A Week of Treacherous Parking in Lima Lot The first major snowfall of the semester brought expected and unexpected troubles. See Page A2 for the story.
NYS Colleges Tobacco-Free Initiative Comes to Albany By SUNSHINE OSELLA The areas in which smoking should be permitted is an issue which has long been debated and discussed in the public arena. With the change in culture over the past few decades in regards to smoking there has been an increase in the prevalence of smoking free areas on college campuses. To promote smoking free campuses the NYS Colleges Tobacco-Free Initiative is sponsoring four conferences throughout New York to provide information about the process of converting all NYS colleges and universities into tobacco-free campuses. Of the four conferences, one will be held in Albany on February 9. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the event will be held from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. The event will be free and will be held at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Ctr. at 660 Albany Shaker Rd. You can register for the event by contacting Anne Ryan at 585-224-4906 or via email at email@example.com. Jennifer Sullivan, American Cancer Society Director of The Strategic Health Alliances, is organizing the event. “I really wanted to concentrate on a project that was focusing on colleges actively working on the development and implementation of 100% tobacco-free campus policies,” said Sullivan. “And perhaps take it to a system like SUNY that had influence over 64 campuses. So in June of 2010, I coordinated an internal workgroup of my colleagues across the state to look at this topic and begin some dialogue around addressing the needs across the state.”
The purpose of this event is to educate students, faculty, and other interested parties about the benefits of tobacco-free college environments. The goal with this conference and the three others across the state is to educate parties on why tobacco-free campuses are important. Sullivan said that all they ask is that all interested parties come with an open mind that willing to learn. The conference will examine the steps needed to create, implement and maintain a tobacco-free campus policy. One goal of the conference is to let attendees know that there are is a great deal of resources available to institutions that can help move their policy process along. And that anyone implementing a tobacco-free policy need never feel alone in the process and always be supported by many who want to help. Sullivan said that the advocates of the NYS Tobacco-Free Initiative want to teach the students to be good youth advocates and give them tools to be able to encourage others on campus to be as passionate about this cause as they are. Ty Patterson, Director of the National Center for Tobacco Policy, will bring his knowledgeable information to the conference as the keynote speaker. Sullivan said that after meeting Patterson and hearing his ideas for implementing a tobacco-free policy, she knew he was the person for the job. “I knew we needed to partner with him to help us make this happen across NYS,” said Patterson. Continued on Page A3
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Snow Clean-Up in Lima Lot By IAN BENJAMIN
On Tuesday, January 18 Albany was hit by a large snowfall. As with any large snowfall this one caused trouble for anyone who was looking to use a vehicle— driveways, roads and highways were blocked with snow which caused traffic, delays and treacherous driving conditions,. Unfortunately for Saint Rose, this snowfall accompanied the first day of classes. At the college many teachers who had planned to have classes in the early part of the day canceled due to trouble
getting to class, while the college canceled all classes after 4:00 p.m. This snowfall was predicted and there are, as at any college in the Northeast, procedures in place at Saint Rose to deal with such large snowfalls: the removal of snow from sidewalks, the possible cancelation of classes and the clean-up of snow from parking lots. In this case classes were canceled, snow was removed from sidewalks and some parking lots were cleared. By the second week of classes most of the parking lots had been cleared, though
A students car sits tilted atop snow in the Lima Lot.
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not Lima Lot. Lima Lot, in being a residence parking lot, presents a need for greater effort and planning for the maintenance crew than commuter lots do. Unlike commuter lots, which are closed for part of the day, such as the Lally Parking Lot which is closed between midnight and 7 a.m., resident lots have cars parked there all the time. The people who park their cars in overnight lots like LaSalle, Lima or Alumni need to be given fair warning that they will need to move their cars to the designated alternative parking lot so that the snow can be cleared. In the case of Lima this notification of imminent snow removal was not sent to the population until Thursday, January 27. It stated that: “The Lima Parking Lot will be closed at 11pm, Friday, January 28, 2011. The lot will reopen at 5pm, Saturday, January 29, 2011. Vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and towed. Resident Students with valid College of Saint Rose parking permits are allowed to park in the Music Parking Lot, between 9pm, Friday, January 28, 2011 and 7pm, Saturday, January 29, 2011.” While the snow removal is greatly appre-
Snow occupies a space usually reserved for student parking. ciated by the student body who park in Lima Lot the removal of this snowfall was not as prompt as it has been in recent years. Indeed, the snow that fell on Tuesday, January 18 was still occupying the lot in the mid-afternoon of Wednesday, January 26, the day these pictures were taken and the notification for imminent removal was not sent until the day after, with snow to be removed early Saturday—an interval of ten days, ten days in which students dealt with treacherous parking conditions in Lima Lot. While it may be expected that students will have to dig their cars out after a major snowfall it is not expected that they will have to remove snow from around their cars for several days after a storm. Such was the case in Lima Lot—the extended presence of the snow lead to not only a need for students to remove snow before they could move their cars,
but also to treacherous parking: the threat of cars sliding sideways as they pulled in and the hazardous nature of pulling into lots which had a large buildup of snow at their entrance. Both of which are troubles apart from the overall reduction in parking spaces due to the volume of the snow itself. The clean-up of snow is the responsibility of the Saint Rose maintenance crew. However, the projects they accomplish each day are those that are assigned to them by the maintenance supervisor. For the maintenance crews to begin a project it must be assigned to them to complete, otherwise they cannot work on it. In the words of one St. Rose maintenance member “We want a clean campus for you [the students].” But a clean campus cannot be had if the crew members are not told to clean it up.
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Saint Rose Joins Connect by Hertz By ALISON LESTER Having car troubles, or no car at all, can make life all the more difficult when trying to get to an important class or job. But for Saint Rose students and faculty members, they now have the choice of renting a car in order to get to their destination; a choice which a variety of Saint Rose offices, such as the Student Association, have been trying to put into effect for the last 4 to 5 years. Saint Rose students and faculty members may have seen fliers around campus or advertisements on the plasma televisions for something called Connect by Hertz, a car share program. Mike D’Attilio, Saint Rose’s executive director of government and community relations, pointed out that a lot of Saint Rose students don’t have cars on campus. “This gives them another option if they don’t have a car available,” said D’Attilio. While most CDTA buses are available for free with a Saint Rose ID card, they aren’t able to go everywhere. In conjunction with SUNY Albany’s car share program, Connect by Hertz, qualified Saint Rose drivers who are at least 18-years old can become members of this program, compared to other compared to other companies that require you to be 20
to 25. It allows them to rent a car when needed for up to a whole week, for 8 dollars an hour, or 62 dollars a day. Members of Connect by Hertz will receive a Hertz Access Card to use the rental cars, as well as a PIN and member number that gives them access to the vehicle location of their choice. They only pay for however long the car is rented. While it’s $25 a year to enroll, there’s currently a promotion that offers new members free membership for one year if they sign up by February 28. The Hertz cars, which are all EPA SmartWay certified, are currently located in the UAlbany Alumni Quad. They include a GPS Navigator, gas, insurance, an iPod adaptor, and a push button that calls Hertz for 24-hour roadside assistance. According to a description of the car sharing program provided by D’Attilio, “Every Connect by Hertz car on the road eliminates up to 14 personal vehicles, reducing the overall number of cars on the roads.” Fewer cars on the road mean fewer CO2 emissions clogging up the air.” D’Attilio said it’s the hope that St. Rose will receive 1 to 2 of their own cars by the summer, depending on how high enrollment in the program is. It’s cur-
rently unknown how many Saint Rose members the program has. The new cars may be Priuses and/ or SUVs. For now, members of the Saint Rose community will be sharing Hertz cars with UAlbany. Another future goal of this program is that students and faculty will be able to access the rental cars with their regular Saint Rose IDs, instead of having to use the separate Hertz Access Card. The car renter unlocks the vehicle with their card, with the key already inside of the car. D’Attilio has presented Connect with Hertz to St. Rose’s resident advisors. One resident advisor who is also is also the Student Association Vice President, Brian Goepfrich, told The Chronicle he just received his Hertz Access Card, and will be testing it out over the last weekend of January. His experience and testimonial about the car and program may be presented in a follow-up story. Alexandra Kirsten is a Saint Rose sophomore who has heard of the car sharing program, but doesn’t have a membership. “I don’t think I would use it because it’s kind of expensive,” said Kirsten. “But it’s good for people who want to do things around Albany.” To find more information about Connect-by-Hertz, visit: www.connectbyhertz.com.
Colleges Aim to Create Tobacco-Free Policies From Page A1 Sullivan has worked for the American Cancer Society for the past 10 years. She said that, apart from experiencing it herself, she has seen friends, family members and colleagues go through the travails that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Some of these diagnoses were directly correlated to tobacco use beginning at an early age which led to long-term addiction. “The American Cancer Society has a mission to eradicate this disease completely; however this will only happen if society takes
some ownership in their habits and behaviors,” said Sullivan. “We are always trying to educate society how to be healthy, how to live healthy and, when needed, offer the resources to get past unhealthy habits, such as quitting smoking and using other tobacco products to live healthier.”
This conference, being held on February 9, is one way to educate students about how to step up as members of a society and make a difference on their college campus. All members of the Saint Rose community are encouraged by the organizers of this event to attend if they have any interest in the issue. “There is a right way to address this issue and a wrong way, so we want everyone to walk away with the right message to make the best and biggest impact,” said Sullivan.
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Calendar of Events Wednesday, February 2 4:30 p.m. St. Rose Chronicle Meeting, The Viewing Room CCIM 119 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Catholic Mass, Hubbard Sanctuary 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Bruce Roter Opera “The Classroom”, PRH in Massry Center for the Arts 7:00 – 8:30 Staged Reading Auditions, Science Center Rm. 369 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Raffle Knight, Standish Rooms 7:30 p.m. MEISA Open Mic. Night, Jack’s Place in the CCIM 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Karate Club Meeting, SA Conference Room Thursday, February 3 4:00 p.m. Environmental Club Meeting, 950 Madison 4:00 p.m. Move Showing: “Milk”, St. Joseph’s Auditorium 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Student Association Meeting, Carondolet Symposium 7:30 p.m. African Drum Workshop, St. Joseph’s Auditorium 7:45 – 9:00 p.m. Identity Weekly Meeting, SA Conference Room 8:30 p.m. Philosophy Club, Main Lounge Friday, February 4 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Rob Swainston Exhibition Reception, Standish Atrium in the Massry Center for the Arts 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Rob Swainston Lecture, St. Joseph’s Auditorium 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. BLACK EXPO Poetry Night, Main Lounge 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. “Albany Reclaimed” Art Exhibition with a performance by Life Among the Trees, Hudson River Coffee House Saturday, February 5 8:00 – 10:15 p.m. “The Vagina Monologues”, St. Joseph’s Auditorium 1:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball Game vs. American International, Gym 3:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball Game vs. American International, Gym Sunday, February 6 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. “The Vagina Monologues”, St. Joseph’s Auditorium 5:45 – 11:00 p.m. Late Knight Super Bowl Bash, Main Lounge (or Brubacher Hall) 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Zumba Class, Standish Rooms Monday, February 7 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Yoga for Students, Hubbard Sanctuary Tuesday, February 8 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Adventure Club Meeting, SA Conference Room 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Yoga for Students, Hubbard Sanctuary 8:00 – 9:15 p.m. Improv. Comedy Night hosted by SEB, $3 admission, St. Joseph’s Auditorium 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Open Mic Night, Hudson River Coffee House Wednesday, February 9 4:30 p.m. St. Rose Chronicle Meeting, CCIM 119 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Catholic Mass, Hubbard Sanctuary 7:30 p.m. Open Mic. Night, Jack’s Place in the CCIM 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Karate Club Meeting, SA Conference Room Friday, February 4 – Wednesday, March 30 Rob Swainston Art Exhibition: “Plexus”, Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed March 6 – 13. Massry Center for the Arts Gallery If you have an upcoming event you’d like to see in our weekly Calendar of Events, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com!
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Swooning Over Swan? Not So Much Who am I to say that Black Swan was one of the worst movies of year? Well, I’m a nobody, but that’s not stopping me. I don’t even care if Natalie Portman threatens to beat me with her sack of accolades. Does anyone really want to see a movie about a ballerina? No. How about a crazy ballerina? Eh, perhaps. How about a crazed ballerina who locks lips with Mila Kunis and transforms into a swan-creature? I guess that was the draw. Black Swan tells the story of Nina, a ballerina so dedicated to her role as the Swan Queen in Swan Lake, that she drives herself to the brink of insanity. Good times, right? Did Portman give a great performance? Well, she gave a good
performance and I’ll give her credit for making Nina’s story believable, as she is noticeably thin and frail, and seems to have a solid grasp of ballet technique. That’s all fine and dandy, so it’s too bad the brilliant idea of the film was overshadowed by the graphic depictions of Nina’s sexual encounters. That excess was a bad idea, Darren Aronofsky, bad idea. Portman gives an average performance. The role of Nina Sayers was not the role she was “born to play.” In fact, any number of actresses could have filled the role and achieved the same effect as Portman. It’s not that Portman does anything wrong, but rather she does not do anything special that would have made this the defining role of her career, as many critics have speculated.
Barbara Hershey plays Nina’s mother, Erica, very effectively. If anyone had a standout performance in Swan it was Hershey. And if ever an overbearing mother existed, Hershey does it up right. The constant control Hershey’s character exerts over Nina is terrifying, in that Erica attends to Nina as if she were still a child, even perpetually maintaining Nina’s room as it was when she was a little girl. Erica’s control over every aspect of Nina’s life, both personal and professional, is truly disturbing to watch. Then we have Mila Kunis as Lily, the perfect foil to Portman’s Nina. However, everything that she and Nina go through may not exist at all. For during the time Lily is on the screen, she is captivating, as she doesn’t let on whether or not she is out to get
ing Portman and Kunis become a farce, as the graphic depiction of a sexual encounter overshadows the meaning behind it. The viewer forgets that Lily is manipulating Nina in order to steal the role of Swan Queen. The scene soon becomes “that sex scene” with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis and nothing more. So Black Swan, I really did want to like you, really, I did. Films billed as psychological thrillers are right up my alley. It’s too bad that you may just become a piece of pop culture, only to be referenced on Saturday Night Live. Other critics may be swooning over you, but in this reviewer’s opinion, you’re definitely an ugly duckling.
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Nina, or truly wants to befriend her, as she professes to. Unshakable false-sweetness seems to be Kunis’ specialty, as I felt as if I was watching her replay her role of Jackie from her run on That 70’s Show. Though she brings nothing fresh, Kunis knows how to use what she has. The concept of the film is great. Having a talented, dedicated ballerina go mad as she prepares for the role of a lifetime, only then to die for her art is really gutsy. Even the idea that Nina’s life is imitating the story of Swan Lake is something to be commended. However, the film falls flat due to its heavy reliance on graphic depictions of sex—the viewer cannot take it as the serious piece of art. The “intense” scenes involv-
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Promotional Poster for Black Swan. The film stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.
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Writers Institute Hosts New Literary Voices Stephanie Rausser
The Yale Review, The Best American Nonrequired Reading and The Paris Review. She is currently at work on a novel about Varian Fry. Russell is the author of the short story collection St. Lucy’s Home For Girls Raised By Wolves (Knopf 2006). The stories contained within are highly imaginative and contain a strong sense of the fantastic and range from scenes of ice-skating apes to alligators which captivate tourists in a theme park (“Swamplandia”) to a group of girls who were raised by wolves and are taken in by a group of nuns who begin the slow process of re-civilization. The stories, in dealing with feelings of angst and alienation, parallel and complement many of Orrigner’s themes. Overall Russell’s stories display a grasp of the absurd. Russell is a Miami native and a 2006 graduate of the Columbia MFA program. She is twenty-five years old and lives in New York City. She has been published in Zoetrope: All-Story, Conjunctions and The New Yorker among other publications.
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By IAN BENJAMIN On Thursday, February 10 fiction writers Julie Orringer and Karen Russell will be hosting a seminar at 4:15 p.m. and a reading at 8:00 p.m. in the Standish Room of the Science Library of the University at Albany. Orringer is graduate of Cornell University and a relatively new writer who entered the literary world in 2003 with her short story collection How to Breathe Underwater. The collection contains nine stories about personal loss, whether it is overcoming loss by learning scuba diving after being the only survivor in a drowning accident (“The Isabel Fish”) or the pain of loss manifested as misdirected antagonism evident in “Pilgrims”, a story in which a group of orphaned children torment one another on Thanksgiving Day. However, for this February 10 reading Orringer will be reading from her debut novel The Invisible Bridge (Knopf 2010). The novel tells the story of Andras Levi, a student of architecture in his native Hungary, who receives
a scholarship to study in Paris in the late 1930’s. Unfortunately for Andras his scholarship is revoked when anti-Jewish laws go into effect. In the oncoming years Andras and his wife, Klara, are slowly driven apart by the turmoil of the Second World War. The novel describes their lives and love in those tumultuous times in grand, sweeping diction. Orringer is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the writer Ryan Harty. She has been published in Zoetrope: All-Story,
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Who: Fiction Writers Julie Orringer and Karen Russell What: Seminar and Reading, part of the 2011 New York State Writer’s Institute When: February 10, 4:15 seminar and an 8:00 p.m. reading Where: The Standish Room of the Science Library on the Uptown Campus of the University at Albany For more information: Call: (518) 442-5620 Visit: http://www.albany.edu/ writer-inst/
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“Bath Salts” Not Just For the Bathroom
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The Freshman Perspective Blue Men in a PinkWorld
BY LEIGH WARD As of January 30, 2010, N.Y. Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing for the federal government to put a ban on a designer-drug, legal in many states that produce a similar hallucinogenic effect as cocaine and methamphetamines. “The small, inexpensive packets of powder are meant to be snorted for a hallucination-inducing high, but they are often marketed with a wink on the Internet or in convenience stores as bathing salts,” said the Associated Press. “Schumer says the bath salts “contain ingredients that are nothing more than legally sanctioned narcotics.” The active ingredients in these “bath salts” mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV, can cause hallucinations, paranoia, rapid heart rates and suicidal thoughts. On the illegal drug front, I have a neutral stand point. I’m not going to bash someone if they choose to engage in such things, because that’s their choice, however, just like alcohol, it’s about responsibility. Unfortunately, legal restrictions have limited the availability of such substances like Sudafed and Contac (which contain the active ingredients ephedrine and pseudoephedrine and aid in the production of methamphetamine.) It’s a shame that the public has to suffer the consequences of a small percentage of people who abuse their right to act in a responsible manner. How low does one have to stoop to achieve their high before we get a ban on something else? The same can be said for marijuana. I have friends of all different backgrounds who can come together over the fact that it’s a plant. Simply put, it grows out of
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“Bath salts,” which contain toxic chemicals some use to get high are under scrutiny from N.Y. Senator Charles Schumer.
the ground. As controversial as it is, I do believe that the benefits that come out of smoking weed for medicinal purposes outweigh the negatives. According to LiveStrong.com, increased appetite, decreased nausea, muscle relaxation, and most importantly, pain relief are all added benefits of the leafy green. It’s a pretty fine line to walk, though. In a world where there are so many taboos, to admit that you support the legalization of something that many are against takes confidence. Call me naive, but I don’t believe it should be frowned upon. I like to think that if marijuana was legalized, it would almost take the “fun” out of possessing such a drug and (because I’m a wishful thinker) people would become more mature about the situation. It’s not even about the “high”
or acting reckless, I genuinely support something that’s all-natural that has the ability to heal a variety of ailments. So many drugs today have such powerful side effects, and it just makes sense to take the most natural route on the medicinal road, regardless of the negative connotation it may have attached to it. It’s possible that one day issues like this will be resolved and will become less of a taboo to talk about, but until then, the war on drugs wages on.
Women are taking over the world! Well, maybe not the world, but at least some classrooms here at The College of Saint Rose. For us guys, at times, we’re greatly outnumbered. I don’t know about any of the male readers out there, but in my old high school, I would say that for the most part, classes were fairly even in regards to the ratio of men to women. After coming to college, it was really funny being in a class of twenty people, fifteen of whom were girls. Now, some of you may say that’s a good thing from the male point of view, and I guess I’ll have to give you that. But, for those of us that have girlfriends, well, let’s just say it makes for interesting conversation. Of course, before choosing Saint Rose, the vast majority of us probably knew that this was a school made up of mostly women. According to the College Board, the college is made up of roughly 68 percent women, and 32 percent men. From my own college searching and that of my friends, that seems to be a trend in colleges, with there being more women than men at many institutions of higher learning. No girls, this is not because boys are going to Jupiter to get more stupider. Sure, the first semester was a bit of a change, but nothing could have prepared me for the gender domination I would face in the second semester. In one class in particular, out of twenty, I am one of two boys in the entire class. Does that make things uncomfortable? You bet. You may be wondering about why I would deem such a situation uncomfortable. Well, let
me tell you. To be truthful, I find myself being a little more careful about what I have to say, for fear of backlash from the overwhelmingly female population. Now before you say that’s sexist, let me explain. In similar situations, one’s viewpoint may be vastly different from the rest of the group. In any situation where you are outnumbered, it does create a certain degree of discomfort, gender aside. To throw gender into the mix may at times make it even a little more uncomfortable. If we move outside of the classroom into the freshmen dorms, again it’s a completely different world. Living in co-ed housing is different to say the least. Living in a dorm that’s mostly female can create some awkward moments. One task in particular seems to stand out in my mind, and that is doing laundry. On those days where the laundry rooms are incredibly busy, it’s not unusual to remove someone’s clothes from the washers or dryers once they’re finished. In the case of a friend of mine, he was running short on time and desperately needed to dry his clothes. The only dryer that had finished running contained an assortment of female garments. When he went to take them out, the owner walked in. She was not happy to say the least, and called him an assortment of, well, let’s call them unflattering names. Whoops. In a way, life has sort of become one giant version of Three’s Company; so many needless misunderstandings, so many conflicting opinions, and so much hilarity. I guess that’s not a bad thing. I’ve always said I wished my life was a sitcom. In a way, I guess I’m living the dream. I guess the plus side of my situation is that I don’t have to put up with Suzanne Somers.
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By THOMAS STAMAS After five months of competition, we now finally know who will grace our television screens for Super Bowl XLV in Dallas; the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. Both teams are in relatively familiar territory as they have both been to multiple Super Bowls and have also had multiple chances to hoist the coveted Lombardi trophy. The Steelers are coming off of a 24-19 victory over the New York Jets in the AFC Championship game. The quickly got out to a huge 24-0 lead and only allowed the Jets to get a field goal before halftime. New York came out firing in the second half and closed the gap to a five point Steelers lead. But that was as close as they would get as Pittsburgh held on in the end to punch their ticket to Dallas. The Steelers have a chance to make further history by added to their already record setting Super Bowl victories. The Steelers are going for their seventh championship as a franchise, which would put them even further ahead on the all-time list. Ben Roethlisberger is going for his third Super Bowl in his career which would put him at a tie with Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. This would also be the third title in five years for the Steelers which would certainly tempt experts and fans to mention the word “dynasty.” The Steelers are the on-paper favorite to take home the title this year as they had great success throughout the year and took advantage of their first round bye. They have taken care of business at home in the playoffs with wins over the Ravens and Jets;
and they now look to extend their streak into Dallas. The Packers are coming into Super Bowl XLV on a huge hot streak. They made the playoffs as the sixth seed in the NFC, putting them on the road for all three of their playoff games thus far. They’ve taken down Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles who were also hot going into the playoffs. They then traveled to Atlanta to play against “Matty Ice” and the top seeded Falcons. Again, the Packers defied the odds and handed Matt Ryan just his third loss at home in his career. The Packers not only beat the Falcons, they destroyed them with a final score of 48-21. After Atlanta, the Packers went into Chicago to play the second seeded Bears for a spot in the Super Bowl. Green Bay got out to a 14-0 lead going into the second half. Chicago sparked a slight comeback in the end but ultimately came up short as the Packers prevailed, 21-14. The talk of the Packers has been the astounding play of their
quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The stats he has put up this postseason has Green Bay fans saying “Brett Who?” as Rodgers has led them to their first Super Bowl since the glory days of ol’ number four, Brett Favre. But just an appearance in Super Bowl XLV won’t cool the burn Favre left on Packers fans everywhere when he took his career to the rival Minnesota Vikings. If Rodgers can pull off yet another upset against the Steelers, he will no longer be in Brett’s shadow in the quarterback role in Green Bay. Beating the Steelers will be no easy task as they’ve have continued to play stellar defense throughout the playoffs and will be looking pressure Aaron Rodgers into throwing interceptions. So will Aaron Rodgers and the Packers continue to shine in the spotlight? Or will the terrible towels of Pittsburgh fly once again for the seventh time? Find out on February 6th when the Steelers and Packers square off for NFL immortality.
The Nationally Ranked Falcons Fail to Fly in for the Kill
By SCOTT LAWSON On Wednesday, January 26, the 13th ranked Bentley Falcons came to the Nolan Gymnasium to face the Golden Knights. The Falcons lead the series against the Golden Knights, blowing them out with a series record of 13-7. But despite the intimidating .882 winning percentage of Bentley, the Golden Knights came out ready to play a tough game. Due to what appeared to be a good deal of preparation for the
game, Saint Rose moved the ball very well on the offensive end of the floor. The team moved ball around well and, most importantly, worked from the inside out. This good movement gave Ali Johnson scoring opportunities, which she took full advantage of. Defensively, the Golden Knights played solid, recording 12 turnovers and recording 26 defensive rebounds. Ball control was a key aspect in this game. The Golden Knights played well in the beginning of the game and went into half time with a 3628 lead. And the impressive play didn’t die at the half. The Golden Knights continued to play hard and kept scoring after half time, continuing their good first half play. Bentley
didn’t really have much of an answer for what Saint Rose’s ball movement. In the end, the Golden Knights arose victorious with a 70-60 win. Ali Johnson played extraordinarily well, scoring 19 points, just 1 point shy of her career high. Ola Shajuyigbe also added to the cause by putting up a remarkable 21 points and Lynsey Timbrouck helped on the defensive end of the floor with nine rebounds and on the offensive end, with eight assists. The next Golden Knight home match is against American International College on February 5. Come out to the game and cheer on the Golden Knights who are having a great season with a 14-4 record.
#1 Falcons Swoop in for the Win
The Falcons from Bentley College came to the Nolan Gymnasium to take on the Golden Knights of Saint Rose on Wednesday, January 26. Bentley came into the game leading the series with a 13-5 record and looked determined to add another win to their resume. At tip off the game seemed as if it would start off slow, but then the Falcons took flight by sparking a run that the Golden Knights couldn’t seem to keep up with. Defensively, the Golden Knights didn’t have much of an answer for Bentley’s offensive attack. Bentley did a very good job not forcing anything that wasn’t
well, recording his eighth 20 point game this season. Kareem Thomas also contributed by 10 points, just one bucket behind his career high. Unfortunately, the Saint Rose efforts were foiled by the Falcons—the final score was 83-60.
The Golden Knights’ next home bout is on February 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Come cheer on the Golden Knights when they face the American International College, the second ranked team in the conference.
By SCOTT LAWSON
there. They moved the ball very well, beating the Golden Knights defense on all counts. This lead to many opportunities to take wide open shots. Offensively, the Golden Knights did the opposite and did not control the ball well. Bentley played very good defense against Saint Rose. Going into half time, the Golden Knights trailed with a score of 39-17. The second half started strong for the Golden Knights. But Bentley had an answer for that and continued to dominate the game. In the end, Bentley controlled a lot of the major aspects of the game, out rebounding Saint Rose 35-28 and also recorded seven less turnovers than the Golden Knights. Also there was a lot of foul trouble for some of the Golden Knights’ key players. Andre Pope did not play a good portion of the second half due to fouls. Rob Gutierrez played very
NE-10’s number one team soars to Saint Rose and flies away with a blowout victory.
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Junior forward Ali Johnson put up 14 points and 15 boards.
13th ranked Bentley came to Albany with expectations of a win, but the Golden Knights had other plans
February 2, 2011
The Saint Rose Chronicle
Rob Gutierrez recorded his eigth 20 pt. game of the season.
Freshman Kareem Thomas dropped 10 points during Wednesday’s loss to Bentley.