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The Saint Rose Chronicle March 22, 2011

Volume LXXIX Issue 20

Serving The College of Saint Rose Community in Albany, New York

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Police Blanket Hudson in Search of St. Patrick’s Day Partiers By SAINT ROSE JOURNALISM 101 Hudson Avenue and its surrounding neighborhood was blanketed with a heavy police presence throughout Thursday morning, Saint Patrick’s Day, five days after a riot ensued in the primarily college section of town. Officers stopped traffic and circulated three-page color-collated documents showing 28 thumbnail facial images of individuals who were photographed at the Hudson Avenue riot Saturday morning. One individual had turned himself in by Thursday morning, but the search for the remaining men was in full throttle when The Pine

Hills blog took to the streets. Officers patrolled on mounts, located a ‘paddy wagon’ on Quail Street just north of Hudson and erected a billboard traffic sign at Western and O’Leary Boulevard today. At Ontario Street near Brubacher Hall, the street was littered with lighter fluid, a bottle of Tanqueray Imported Dry Gin, and a bottle of New Castle Brown Ale. The Department of General Services was conducting major street and sidewalk cleaning, and notifying homeowners and landlords of garbage violations, according to Tom Kelley, chief labor supervisor for the Depart-

ment of General Service. He was on Hudson Avenue supervising and assisting. Property owners received 24-hour notification before the city intended to start fining a minimum of $175 per violation at houses in the neighborhood. “This caught a lot of attention, I would be very surprised if this was to happen next year,” Kelley said. At the Pine Hills Market, which shut down for several hours Saturday as a direct result of the rioting, a door sign promoted a neighborhood cleanup slated for this coming Saturday. It read: “Clean Up After Yourselves!,” Continued on page A3

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Sergeants Eric Cotter and Rick Gorleski patrol on horseback Thursday.

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Garbage from the Friday night/Saturday morning parties.

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Area Residents Step Up to Clean Pine Hills After Parties

By CHRIS SURPRENANT In the aftermath of the riotous pre-Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, Pine Hill’s residents and interested parties took matters into their own hands. LeeFrances Sweet, a graduate of State University at Albany, organized a neighborhood-wide clean-up event last Friday afternoon. However, her motives were not solely to clean up the neighborhood one day out of the year. She wanted to make a lasting impression. Sweets, a resident at the corner of Washington Avenue and Quail Street, said of the neighborhood, “it’s generally a dirty area, but the riots last week were the tipping point for me. I’ve never seen anything that bad in the area.” Many of Sweet’s neighbors are a mix of both families and college

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Industry Pink: The Musical a Runaway Success. Page B8

A&E Editor Chris Surprenant rantsd on Jersey Shore. Page C12

Saint Rose Heritage Week Word Search. Page B11

Lou Pignotti discusses cultural labels. Page C12

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students. Sweet suspects that they were all just as upset as she was regarding the destruction. Sweet admits that when she first started planning the event, she did not expect “the overwhelming reaction” but was very pleased with the turnout. Of the turnout, she said that such a reaction showed that people were angry. By way of this event, they were given a positive way to vent their frustrations. After creating a Facebook campaign and posting numerous flyers around the area, 163 volunteers from the neighborhood showed up to help remove trash and other garbage from the streets and sidewalks of the Pine Hills. Along with Department of General Services and the Albany PoContinued on page A2

Jackson Wang discusses the best month for sports--March. Page D13 Bracketology: Sports Editor and stasff writer compare thoughts for this years March Madness. Page D14-D15


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Continued from page A1 lice Department the turnout was tremendous. Along with students, UAlbany’s president George Phillip came out to help, as he lives only a few blocks away from Hudson Avenue. “The students came out in force to show that the students from last weekend do not represent them,” Sweets said, “the whole point of the clean-up was not only to make the neighbor-

Continued from page A1 and “Neighborhood Clean’ UP, March 18th, 12:30 p.m. starting at Washington and Quail, bags and gloves will be provided.” On riot day, Greg McShea, a

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Gin! hood a nicer place to be, but also to show that everyone can make a difference.” “It was definitely a big success,” said Anton Pasquill, owner of the Hudson River Coffee House.

Pasquill’s business was right in the middle of the melee that occurred last Saturday, March 12. He said that “I lost all of my business that morning” and that “All it takes is one drunk idiot [to ruin

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a business’s reputation.” He went on to say that the clean-up initiative not only helped appearance of the neighborhood, but improved relations with both residents and the police, and was an overall great way to reach out to the com-

munity. A former SUNY Albany student himself, Pasquill said that the purpose of the clean up was to show that those involved with the chaos did not represent the school or the residents as a whole. Both Pasquill and Sweet are

Photo and Layout Editor Ian Benjamin benjamini528@strose.edu Class of 2011

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Opinion Editor Leigh Ward wardl717@strose.edu Class of 2013

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very pleased with the positive turnout and the reactions from the residents. “The neighborhood looks nicer than I've ever seen it and I'm incredibly grateful to everyone who came to help,” said Sweet.

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The neighborhood looks nicer than I've ever seen it.” ~LeeFrances Sweet

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Albany Police Department stop traffic in the Pine Hills neighborhood hoping to identyify suspects.

UAlbany student, said he was at a friend’s house when someone in the house next door threw a television from the balcony. “I hope people who weren’t causing trouble did not get arrested,” McShea said. He said his friend’s girlfriend got hit in the head with a bottle that was thrown out of a house that day and although they did not contact the police they did bring the girl to the hospital for treatment. He was concerned that the bad behavior by a few individuals would ruin it for everyone else. Sophomore Herbie Castro, of UAlbany, was asleep when the riot broke out. “Personally, I think it was a bit ridiculous, people went a little bit too far,” Castro said. “I’m glad I wasn’t a part of it.” Castsro said he thinks students should be suspended, but not expelled, and that they should be held responsible for their actions. Another Univerity at Albany student, Dave Spataro, said “There was no point. It’s one thing to destroy your own prop-

erty, but to destroy others’ , it’s wrong.” At the Sunspot Cafe, worker Lis George said customers were drinking alcohol in the cafe Saturday. “I had to kick them out,” she said. Her co-worker Alex Burger, 20, said, “it was really sad.” During the fracas, riot participants had turned parked cars perpendicular to the streets to keep the police out, said Ptl. Eugene O’Brien, of the neighborhood engagement unit. On the corner of Hudson and Partridge, Fredrick Whitney, the assistant director of safety and security, said that Saint Rose security had monitored Saturday’s events carefully as they unfolded. After scouring more than 20 hours of video and photos Whitney said the college found “nothing indicating that Saint Rose students were involved.” The campus, with some 90 buildings in the neighborhood, remained debris and vandalism free during the riot, he said.

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Albany Police Officers on bikes patrol Thursday morning.

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By BRIAN HUBERT The snow is melting, the trees are budding, and temperatures are rising, it seems like Spring is on the way, finally bringing relief from winter heating bills. During this long cold winter, energy prices rose 4% for natural gas customers according to Patrick Stella, a spokesperson for National Grid. Customers will see this increase on the supply part of their bill, Stella said. “Supply costs are passed on to customers without being marked up,” Stella said. Customers may also see their bill increase, because they are simply using more gas when the weather is cold Stella said. Stella did not have specific numbers on an increase in average gas usage, because it is not the end of heating season. The exact numbers for average gas usage for the winter season, which began on November 1st, are not compiled until after the

end of the winter heating season on March 31st, Stella said. The New York State Public Service Commission, and other parties approve rates during rate case hearings. The last natural gas delivery rate increase case was approved in 2008, Stella said. Delivery rates, which include pipe and line maintenance, and state and local taxes, have remained generally stable since that time Stella said. “Cold weather would not effect these rates,” Stella said According to Steve DiRienzo, a meteorologist at the Albany Office of the National Weather Service, the average daily temperature, which averages the high and low temperatures, has been colder than normal this winter. It was 4.5 degrees colder than normal in February, 2.3 degrees below average in January, 2.4 degrees below average in December 2010, and .2 degrees below normal in November 2010 When averaged together, tem-

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bill by purchasing a programmable thermostat to automatically change the temperature in their home at preset times,” Stella said. “National Grid offers a $25 rebate for programmable thermostats to help customers cover the costs” Stella said. A media release provided by Stella, states that National Grid gas customers can also take advantage of a weatherization program. Weatherization can save customers up to 20% off energy costs, particularly in older homes built before 1980. The release states that customers receive a comprehensive home assessment, including searching for safety hazards like carbon monoxide, and two hours of sealing work for $50. Eligible homeowners can receive a National Grid incentive of up to 50% off on attic insulation up to $3,000. Many residents have turned to energy efficiency to combat rising energy costs by buying new heating equipment, or by simply changing habits. Karyn Rappazzo, a mail carrier in the Pine Hills area took advan-

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peratures are running about 2.4 degrees below normal from November through February. According to Cara Macri, director of preservation services at Historic Albany, almost all of the homes in the Pine Hills were built by one contractor between the 1890’ and 1920’s, which does not make it easier for people to heat. While some customers live in old homes, and cannot change the weather, or commodity prices for gas, they can take steps to save money on heating and cooling costs. National Grid offers several programs for customers to increase the energy efficiency of their home, even if it’s older. Stella urges people to visit National Grid’s energy efficiency site at powerofaction.com. He said customers can take simple steps to reduce their energy use by turning thermostats down, and turning lights off when they are not in the room. “A customer can cut their

Some old homes in the Pine Hills still rely on old fashioned steam radiators like this in Graduate Admissions office at The College of Saint Rose.

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tage of an energy tax credit, and installed a new high efficiency furnace last year. “Our high efficiency furnace and air conditioning unit saves us $100 a month. I don’t think National Grid is taking advantage of people. It’s our own responsibility to conserve. You shouldn’t leave your heat on all day,” Rappazzo said. Andy Loman, a letter carrier in the area, does not believe National grid is gouging. “I haven’t given it much thought. They aren’t gouging any worse than the cable companies or cell phone companies. They aren’t gouging any more than the state with their tax rates,” said Loman. Emily Prestigiacomo who was dining with her child at the Chinese restaurant near the Price Chopper on Madison Ave is not angry about the prices. “Utility rates and the cost of gas are much less than in other countries. In Europe petroleum products cost twice as much,” Prestigiacomo said. Continued on Page A5

The case of neighborhood bar Sadie Klutz, shut down last month for serving alcohol to minors, will be reviewed at a hearing before the State Liquor Authority on April 12. Sadie’s was closed Feb. 5 after the authority conducted a raid, or an emergency inspection that night. The bar’s liquor license was immediately suspended, under the name Peabody Inc., which operates Sadie’s. The Madison Avenue locale was closed just four months after reopening in October of last year. “Big nights are usually when it happens Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,” said William Crowley, State Liquor Authority press officer, describing raids like this are very common throughout New York state every weekend. Crowley said compliance inspections are “Typically based on numerous complaints and sharing of information from the Albany Police Department. We have the

The store front of Sadie Klutz bar on the corner of Madison Ave. and Ontario St. right to go in anytime.” Along with information from local law enforcement, the liquor authority receives anonymous tips, “usually from neighboring

Warm Weather, Less Heat From Page A4 Prestigiacomo is a renter, and she says her energy costs are raised by inefficient boilers and ductwork. “We don’t value energy as we should. It’s not done due to, corruption, and the oil industry,” Prestigiacomo said. Jason Gotlieb who rents an apartment with his girlfriend, Amanda Buhrer, near the college, believes that energy companies do take advantage of people’s needs. “Energy companies are taking advantage of people because of supply and demand,” Gotlieb said. There is always the demand for utility service, so they can raise the prices Gotlieb said. Buhrer, a graduate student at the College of Saint Rose, feels that they cannot cut their energy

bills anymore. “I feel that no matter what I do to cut costs, my energy prices are always high,” said Buhrer Others are not so concerned about heating prices, like Gene Lubinski who has lived with his wife in a 1929 home on Fairview Ave near S Main Ave for 48 years. “I use Natural gas, so I have not been affected as much. Thank god I don’t use oil,” Lubinski said. “I keep my house at 68 all of the time it’s pretty tightly sealed,” Lubinski said. Shanell Gardner recently moved into her own home for the first time, and is not too worried about utility bills. “The winter is almost over, and my kids are little, so they are always playing in one room, so I don’t really have that issue,” Gardner said.

bars” said Crowley. The state also sends out decoys to see if underage patrons will be served. Authority officers were joined by New York State Department of Carl Savino a fomer air conditioning and heating engineer at Fujitsu and Bell and Gossett, urges customers to seek out cheaper rates on National Grid’s website. “You have to look for it. They have to offer competitors rates. There’s a company called Emex, they have competitive rates, that change every day,” Savino Said. Savino says customers should consider new energy efficient heating and cooling equipment that can reduce electric and gas bills. “The best heat you can find is geothermal equipment, it works with water in the ground that is always 55 degrees. It’s expensive, but reduces your bill by half,” Savino said. The expense of more efficient equipment will be paid back from usage, Savino said. Even with all of the steps customers are taking to conserve energy, Stella reported that National

The Saint Rose Chronicle Motor Vehicle investigators and the Albany Police Department. “Our field investigators are highly trained in document forging,” said Ken Brown, Deputy Director of Communications for the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Those field investigators often accompany the liquor authority to help spot fake IDs. Thomas Michel, Sadie Klutz’s owner, was charged with 17 violations which included sales to minors, failure to supervise the premises, and exceeding maximum capacity. Authorities cite over 200 people in the bar while the maximum capacity is 80. Michel has pleaded not guilty to the 17 violations issued by the liquor authority. The hearing date on April 12 will determine whether or not Sadie’s keeps it’s liquor license. Due to past violations Crowley stated, “It will be extremely difficult for the same people to get a license there.” According to the state past violations of Peabody INC., which runs Sadie’s include: • 2009 – Michael’s Deli of New York known as “Michael’s”, cancelled license for sale to minors and other violations. Grid saw a 1.8% increase in customers who are 60 days or more late in paying their utility bills in their upstate New York region, which includes Albany, from January 2010 to January 2011. If customers are having a problem paying their energy bills, there are steps they can take. Stella urges them to call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272. “Cutting service off to a customer is always our last resort. We would much rather work with

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• 2009- $5000 penalty for unauthorized trade name (bar name not registered with the state) and allowing alcohol outside licensed area. • 2008- $7,000 penalty for selling to minors. • 2005- $4,500penalty for selling to minors, unauthorized trade name, and contaminated liquor bottles (fruit flies in bottles). Penalties from the SLA are administered through a three member board, consisting of the Chairman and two commissioners. Punishments for the violations include; fines, suspensions, cancellation or revocation of liquor licenses. Cancellation of a license allows the business to reapply for a new license. Revocation of a license bans the business from applying for a license for two years. “We are always investigating [underage drinking]… this is nothing new,” said Detective James Miller from the Albany Police Department. Miller said underage drinking leads to bars fights, drunk driving, and quality of life issues. our customers than to disconnect service. We offer customers budget billing and other payment options to try and make payment of their bills as easy as possible,” Stella said. National Grid can help customers find assistance through HEAP, and other programs, Stella said. Stella stated that it’s easier for National Grid to find a way to avoid turning the customers service off if they call right away.

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By SIERA HENRIQUEZ A white Toyota Camry collided late Tuesday afternoon with a Buick Lacrosse at the intersection of Western Avenue and Quail Street. The white Toyota flipped in the air and landed upside down on its roof. Camry driver Jamie Lane, 26, was driving south on Quail about 4 p.m. after work when a Buick Lacrosse collided with his car. Lane was wearing his seat belt and was able to get out of the car with no visible injuries.

“I’m still in shock, ” Lane told The Pine Hills blog. No passengers were in either car. A witness, 30-year-old Andrew Weis said he saw the accident in his rear view mirror as he took a right turn on to Western. “The white car flipped up in the air, I thought the guy was dead,” Weis said. Lane sat in disbelief on a bench outside of D.P. Dough as the Albany Police Department took a report. Police are withholding the name of the driver of the gray Buick.

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Sue Mahar: A Stray Cat’s Best Friend By Kelly Pfeister Sue Mahar’s electric blue Chrysler PT Cruiser is often found parked on the side of the road on Hamilton Street. After living in a small green house located on Hamilton for 22 years, Mahar finally decided that she couldn’t take anymore of the college town atmosphere and moved out. However, she still returns almost every day, mainly to feed the stray cats that live near her house. Mahar recently moved out of the Pine Hills due to multiple cases of vandalism, and put the house there up for sale. People have stolen things, such as garden tools, a cell phone, and a laptop bag off of her porch, paint has been poured on her car, and her side mirror damaged three times. However, a group of stray cats have collected by the empty house as well. Mahar stops by Hamilton Street to feed the seven or eight stray cats that live near there. She said they’re part of a cat colony,

which are groups of stray cats. In the Pine Hills, Mahar said there’s “one on every block,” and at least two distinct colonies on Ontario Street and Madison Avenue. Mahar, 62, has the spirit and quick wit of 20-year-old. She attended Albany high school, and graduated from Empire State College. Mahar has a 40-year-old son that she sees little of, because lives in the Lower East Side in New York City. Mahar also has an “occasional significant other,” she said sarcastically. Mahar is retired, she cares for a lady with Alzheimer’s through a program called Home Instead, after working as a training and development specialist for the state of New York for 37 years. She thinks of the job as sort of “pay it forward” concept, she said, as she hopes that if she never needs any assistance when she gets older, someone will take care of her. She’s been working with Home Instead for 15 years. However, anyone who knows anything about Mahar can attest

to her strong dedication to helping cats, if returning constantly to her old house in order to feed strays isn’t enough. Ironically, Mahar is allergic to cats as well. She’s currently the president of Noah’s Kingdom, a humane society housed in PetSmart, a position she’s held for nine years and counting. There she has about 25 active volunteers that help out. A regular day during adoptions at PetSmart can include surprisingly touching moments. Mahar recently helped a woman adopt a grey cat, just after her old one passed away. Mahar offered words of reassurance after the woman asked in earnest, “you don’t think it’s disrespectful?” concerned about the small amount of time between her cat’s passing and adopting a new one. Mahar said that the best thing to do after a cat dies is to adopt another; it’s a way to honor the dece ased. Continued on Page A7

Mahar can recollect almost every cat’s story that has been adopted from Noah’s Kingdom. Each animal has a distinct history, which Mahar can tell on the spot. Pointing from cage to cage, she recounts how each cat got to the adoption center. Mahar said that 99% of cats that end up there have been taken off the street, or were abandoned by owners who have had health issues, lost their house, or passed away. She rattled off interesting facts as well. Black cats are less likely to be adopted, as well as white ones, because of superstitions concerning bad luck. The most popular colors of cats that are adopted are orange females, Mahar said matter-of-factly. Since Noah’s Kingdom can hold only a limited number of cats, volunteers foster them, including Mahar. Mahar won’t say how many cats she has at her house, but she will say “more than 10, less than 14.” This doesn’t include two fos-

ter cats that are waiting to be adopted from Noah’s Kingdom that live in Mahar’s house, or the pitbull she adopted a few years ago. Why such an abundance of pets? Mahar’s close friend Diane Keesler, a volunteer at Noah’s Kingdom, said, “If you’re on the street and have four legs, Sue will take you in.” The love that Mahar shows for all types of animals, especially cats, is obvious once you meet her. She recited a story of how she was walking past a line of cats in cages, waiting to be euthanized at a humane society and one of them stuck out their paw and tapped on Mahar’s leg. Mahar adopted the cat on the spot. Johanna Witt described a time when Mahar helped her deal with a particularly hard foster case. Mahar “walked me through three kittens dying of distemper.” Witt said that Mahar finds equal time for everything, “if you call, she will give you her undivided attention,” despite any other pressing issues going on. Witt started volunteering at Noah’s Kingdom as soon as she became old enough. Mahar was her mentor from the

beginning. Witt said Mahar is “old enough to be my grandmother, but probably one of my best friends.” When Mahar was a girl, she always wanted to have “just one cat.” She turned 10, and she got her wish, allergies ignored. As for how her love of cats grew into being an almost full time job today? When she moved out of her house at 18, she got another cat, and it just “kind of mushroomed.” Years later, she’s accomplished her original goal of opening a spay and neuter clinic, the Cat Care Coalition, and is about to achieve her next one: expanding it. She’s in meetings with an organization that will help make this possible. A stray cat on the street in Albany has a high chance of getting adopted due to Mahar’s dedication in cat rescue. Mahar is an individual who has devoted a large part of her life to helping cats in the area get a better life, whether it’s feeding stray cats or helping a new pet owner with the transition into ownership. Similar to what Witt said about Mahar, “she’s my little kitty angel.”

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Sue Mahar holding one of her rescued cats. Mahar, currently president of Noah’s Kingdom humane society, is ironically alergic to the cats she rescues on a regular basis.

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Calendar of Events March 22 – March 29 SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK Tuesday, March 22 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Adventure Club Meeting. SA Conf. Rm. 8 – 9 p.m. Yoga for Students. Hubbard Sanctuary 6 – 11 p.m. Dodgeball Madness 2011. Nolan Gym Wednesday, March 23 2:40 p.m. Rededication of Saint Joseph’s Hall. St. Joseph’s Hall Atrium Lobby 4:30 p.m. St. Rose Chronicle Meeting. CCIM 119 5 – 5:30 p.m. Mid-Week Catholic Mass. Hubbard Sanctuary 7 – 8 p.m. SADD Club Meeting. SA Conf. Rooms 7 – 9 p.m. Bingo. Standish Rooms 8 – 10 p.m. Karate Club Meeting. Lima Basement Thursday, March 24 GOLD AND WHITE DAY 12:15 a.m. Stew and Stories “Share stew and hear some of the stories that embody the values and teh spirituality of the founders, the Sisters of Saint Joseph.” Hubbard Interfaith, Sanctuary 4 p.m. Environmental Club Meeting. 950 Madison 6: 30 p.m. CREST Colloqium: Professor Vaneeta Palecanda reads her short fiction “Leela, or (The Forgotten)”. Freetp the general public. Carondelet Symposium, Lally School of Education 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. History Political Science Visiting Scholars Lecture. Standish Rooms 7:45 – 9 p.m. Identity Weekly Meeting, Standish Rooms 8:30 p.m. Philosophy Club. Main Lounge Friday, March 25 Saturday, March 26 7 p.m. MEISA Presents Meishlunday, Adam Day and Erin Harkes. $3 with ID/ $7 general admission. Jack’s Place in the CCIM Sunday, March 27 6:30 – 8 p.m. Monday Yoga for Students. Hubbard Interfiath Sanctuary 7 – 8 p.m. Zumba Class. Standish Rooms Monday, March 28 7 – 8 p.m. Outside the [BOX] Meeting. SA Conf. Rms. 8 – 9:15 Ralphie May Comedy sponsored by SEB. Saint Joseph’s Auditorium Tuesday, March 29 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Social Justice Week Event: “Chocolate Tasting & Social Justice?” Main Lounge. 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Social Justice Week Event:“First Interdisciplinary Conversation on Race and Ethnicity: Race in the Academy: How Theory Informs Practice and Affects Results”. Hubbard Sanctuary 4 – 6 p.m. Social Justice Week Event:“Partici-PANTS: An Art Project for Local Immigrant & Refugee Children”. Hubbard Sanctuary 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Adventure Club Meeting. SA Conf. Rm. 7 p.m. Dr. Horace Campbell will give a talk on African politics entitled “Revolutions Without Self-Proclaimed Revolutionaries: Lessons from North Africa”. Touhey Forum, Lally School of Education 7 – 8:30 p.m. Social Justice Week Event:“Posadas and Conversation with New Sanctuary for Immigrants.” Hubbard Sanctuary 7 – 9:30 p.m. English Club Welcomes: Spring Poetry Reading. Main Lounge 8 – 9 p.m. Yoga for Students. Hubbard Sanctuary If you have an upcoming event you would like to see in our weekly Calendar of Events, please e-mail Ian Benjamin at benjamini528@strose.edu.


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Industry Pink:The Musical A “Runway” Success By CHRIS SURPRENANT What do you get when you combine the fashion industry with singing and dancing? Industry Pink: The Musical, of course. This original musical written by John MacDonald and Meagan Corbett is not only comedic, but focuses on topics of diversity and the need to be socially accepted. Socially awkward and unfashionable, Ella Styles (Tess Leavay) finds herself out of place at the Fashion University of Runford (FUR). While in class, she and her classmates get the chance to work with famous designer Echo Matthews (Christina Zontini) of Industry Pink. Matthews’ company recently lost an employee under mysterious circumstances. To solve the case, Ella and her classmates embark on an adventure to find the missing girl, while learning a lot of life lessons along the way.

For a student production, Industry Pink was very well-done. The script included a lot of popular culture references, such as the quote, “Is this real life?” from the popular YouTube video “David After the Dentist.” It was references like this that made the storyline humorous and lighthearted. One of the musical numbers, “Nerdy Love,” sung by Claire (Abbey Naumowicz) to the object of her affection, Paul (Juan Bitanga), was particularly humorous. It involved classic “nerd” references, such as Paul being the tape on Claire’s glasses. While in song, Claire was surrounded by two nerds that knew how to bust a move (Myles Clendenin and Ryan Smith). The whole thing was just really funny to watch. With lighthearted songs such as “Nerdy Love” also came a biting, catty ditty- “Smack a B---h.” This was the revenge anthem against Ella for infringing on

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Cast members of Industry Pink: The Musical pose for a photo. the territory of classmate Katie (Camille Grubbs). Out of all the songs, this may have been the cleverest with lines like, “Let’s get nasty on this chick! Who the hell does she think she is? She’s so ugly she’s making me sick! So tonight I’m gonna smack a b---h!” If any song captured the potentially catty world of fashion,

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it’s a safe bet this is it. Along with the humor, more serious themes were presented. Specifically, the songs “Real Men Wear Pink,” sung by Aaron and Penny (John MacDonald and Valeria Bianchi) and “Hold On” sung by “frenemies” Ella and Katie, explored deeper issues such as homosexuality and body image, respectively. Both songs expressed the idea of tolerance of others and respecting one’s self. Though the storyline may have seemed a little familiar, with similarities to works such as The Devil Wears Prada and Ugly Betty¸ but on the whole, the production was a success. At times it felt as if there was a little too much happening at once. The main plot of the Industry Pink mystery, the subplots of Claire and Paul’s flirtation, and the subplot of the rivalry between Katie and Ella over bad guy Jason were all occurring simultaneously, and came off as a little hectic at times. Though periodically chaotic, the plots worked well together and were nicely woven together.

At the climax, it is made known that Echo and Jason were responsible for the kidnapping of the employee, Ava (Kyra Fitzgerald) because she knew of Echo’s scheme to brainwash students into buying the Industry Pink line. This discovery is in part thanks to Ella’s roommate, Nicole (Regina Iannizzotto), as she did some sleuthing to find Ava in the first place. The whole brainwashing idea seemed a little absurd, but it definitely added an element of humor to it, as Echo’s minions were distracted at the notion of anything Industry Pink, and allowed our heroes to save the day. Was Industry Pink: The Musical well-done? Yes. For a student production, it was very well-organized and thoughtful. The actors on stage put a lot of work into it, and it was made visible, as they were all having a great time performing. What made it even better was that all the proceeds from the show will go directly to the Dove Self-Esteem Fund. With the catchy tunes and the sharp oneliners, Industry Pink: The Musical was a runway success.

What happens when a naïve insurance salesman from Brown Valley, Wisconsin travels all the way to Cedar Rapids, Iowa? Not much, you would expect. On the contrary, it’s the wildest trip of a lifetime for insurance salesman Tim Lippe (Ed Helms). The film opens on Tim’s sleepy hometown of Brown Valley, a town with picturesque views, charming townspeople, and Sigourney Weaver in bed with Mr. Lippe. Weaver plays Millie, Tim’s seventh grade teacher with whom she is semi-romantically involved with. Millie, recently divorced, has a fling with naïve Tim, who doesn’t realize that their relationship will go no farther than the bed sheets. Tim thinks he’s madly in love with Millie, just because she is the only woman that’s ever really paid any attention to him. In

fact, very few people ever paid attention to Tim Lippe. For all his life, he had been a nice guy, a man who could do no wrong, and people took advantage of it (hence the fling with his seventh grade teacher). Such was Tim’s life until the day the most likable, successful salesman at Brown Valley Insurance died under embarrassing circumstances. Tim is given the chance of a lifetime—a chance to attend an annual convention in Cedar Rapids to bring home the prestigious Two Diamond award. The nice guy gone wrong aspect of the film is played brilliantly by Helms. When Tim first arrives in Cedar Rapids, he is immediately approached by a prostitute. Of course, Tim has no clue, and offers her butterscotch candy when she tries to sell him a romp. Along with instances like this, Tim has a lot of firsts, all at the prompting of his raucous room-

mate Zeigler (John C. Reilly). In particular, the normally sober Tim gets drunk for the first time, which leads to skinny dipping, which leads to a roll in the hay with a seductive married woman named Joan (Anne Heche). Beneath all the drugs and booze, Cedar Rapids has real heart. All the characters are incredibly likable, even Reilly’s Zeigler, who has a tendency to fire off incredibly offensive oneliners. Zeigler, Joan, and the subtly funny Wilkes (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) all have Tim’s best interests in mind. They want him to lose his fanny-pack and have a good time; he ends up having a better time than any of them would have guessed. Aside from the crazy antics of a salesman gone wrong, the film explores something deeper. All the drinking, drugs, and sexual escapades of a once wholesome man serve to show how one can

John C. Reilly, Ed Helms, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Anne Heche pose for a photo. Fox Searchlight 2011.

Foxs Searchlight 2011. Cedar Rapids promotional poster. easily be corrupted by the outside world. More importantly, the film shows Tim’s need for selfredemption. After having realized that Brown Valley Insurance had won the prestigious Two Diamond award from bribes, Tim initially bribes the presenter, Orin Helgesson (Kurtwood Smith). However, after realizing what he had become since “letting loose,” Tim decides to take a stand. He and his new-found posse expose not only Orin’s corrupt ways, but also that of his company. The moral here is nice guys always finish first, it just might take a while. The acting throughout is pretty solid. Helms is perfect as a sheltered, innocent, man-child. You feel bad for him because he’s taken advantage of, but you don’t pity him. The audience always roots for him, even when he finds himself in the most absurd, uncomfortable situations. Reilly is the guy you’ll love to

hate. His personality is initially off-putting, but as the film progresses, the viewer finds him to be the most genuine of all the characters. He truly cares about his friends, and will always do right by them. The character of Joan serves to help Tim realize some truths about himself, but little else. Thus, Heche may be the weakest of the ensemble, but that’s not her fault; Heche’s time on screen is played as well as the writing allows. Cedar Rapids is one of the rare movies today with a genuine theme behind it. Though it may be clouded by a lot of raunchy humor, there is a purpose. It serves to show the many different ways people view the world around them. It’s not a conventional “feel-good” movie, but if you ever find yourself in troubled waters, Cedar Rapids will throw you a paddle.


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After a few weeks into television’s mid-season, many new shows have appeared hoping to gain our undying affection. CBS’s new romantic comedy, Mad Love, hoped to win us over with both looks and personality. Unfortunately, it’s just another face in the crowd. Mad Love revolves around the lives of Ben and Kate (Jason Biggs and Sarah Chalke), and their best friends Larry and Connie (Tyler Labine and Judy Greer), respectively. Ben and Kate fall “madly” in love atop the Empire State building after a somewhat corny, clichéd chance meeting. At first, things go awry for the couple, only to later be fixed by Larry and Connie. Predictably, Ben and Kate begin an awkward romance, despite the feuding personalities of their friends. The characters play off each other well enough. Ben

and Kate are the perfect comedic foils for Larry and Connie. Both Labine and Greer do a fine job of shooting snarky remarks back and forth with great timing. They really steal the show with their very believable distaste for each other. Biggs and Chalke, though they have some funny lines every once in a while, remain relatively bland. However, they are usually saved thanks to Labine and Greer, as they manage to save even the most rudimentary of jokes. For now, Mad Love dances around the idea that foes Larry and Connie should get together at some point. It plays off the old notion of “opposites attract”- a gross understatement. This could prove to be detrimental, as each episode is carried by the mutual disgust between them. If the two hardest characters go soft for each other, frankly there’s no point in watching. To keep them platonic and filled with mutual abhorrence would be their best bet. Greer in particular makes the

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There’s a Few Sparks in Mad Love By CHRIS SURPRENANT

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By AMY WHEELER and IAN BENJAMIN

This week’s Word Search includes people, places and groups from Saint Rose heritage.

Biggs, Chalke, Greer, and Labine of Mad Love best use of her role. Instead of her usual plucky characters, she plays the sardonic nanny to a dimwitted housewife. Where the rest of the characters seem to be very one-dimensional, Greer’s Connie is probably the most layered. Though she trades scathing insults with Larry, she does have a soft side from time to time. Connie’s pouty faces and one-liners usually manage to cover up her

The cast of Mad Love. From left: Jason Biggs, Tyler Labine, Judy Greer, and Sarah Chalke.

desire to be more than a stand-in mother for someone else’s children. Greer is a good actress who does very well with a role not usually suited to her. With a little more imagination, the show might actually go somewhere. Instead of focusing solely on the personal lives of the characters, the show might branch into their professional lives. Both Ben and Larry are

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CBS 2011 lawyers and Connie is a nanny. Humor is ripe for the picking, but producers choose to focus solely on barroom chatter and romantic clichés. Instead of putting the humor load on the main characters, it might suit the show well to introduce some recurring roles with eccentric personalities. Though the acting is believable enough and the writing is relatively funny, the show feels as if it has been done before. Buddy comedies have existed since the beginning of television, and are usually very formulaic in their existence. In I Love Lucy, scatterbrained Lucy and Ethel were often in trouble with their levelheaded husbands. Mad Love brings a very similar situation to the table, except the trouble lies in the friendships, not the couples. Mad Love simply lacks originality. There’s nothing wrong with it, but there is very little that makes it stand out. Mad Love may not be a bad show, but as of now it is far from iconic. With a little work, it may be able to rise from the status of a clichéd romance into something original with some heart. Mad Love may not be burning with passion, but a little spark can definitely start a fire.

Word Bank Albertus Magnus Hall Edmund F. Gibbons Gold and White Day John Joseph Moran Rose Leaves Rodocrisia Saint Rose Hall Smarticle Column The Rambler Aliciam Fatima Chapel “In Thy Light” Marca Tironae

Shadows Sr. Catherine Francis Soulier Blanche Rooney Glee Club Inscape Mother Rosa of Lima Rose Day Rosaverian Sisters of Saint Joseph The Arrow Rose Queen Rosa Mystica

Answers to this week’s Word Search can be found on The Chronicle website: http://www.strosechronicle.com The Chronicle accepts Letters to the Editor. If you have an opinion on a specific issue pertaining to Saint Rose or would like to respond to an article in The Chronicle you can send your Letter to chronicle@strose.edu.


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The Jersey Fascination Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years, you’ve definitely heard of the cast from MTV’s hit series Jersey Shore. Whether you are in complete fascination or forever repulsed by the trashy, booze-induced antics of these characters, there is no denying that they have left a mark in popular culture. The question remains, how have these shameful, wannabe-Italians impacted our little college bubble? I guess I may just be an old geezer at heart, but personally I can’t stand those over-sized oompa loompas! They are paid about $30,000 an episode to get drunk and act like buffoons. I don’t know about you, but I thought you were supposed to actually do work to get paid. Their lives are so overly dramatic and endlessly trashy. What does this say to college-age kids? Following

in the footsteps of a long line of infamous “celebrities,” the cast of Jersey Shore perpetuates the idea that acting like an irresponsible hooligan in one’s mid-twenties will get them somewhere in life. I don’t blame the cast themselves, entirely. A lot of the burden lies on MTV for creating a show that says to viewers that acting foolishly can be the start of a big career. Many members of the cast actually had decent jobs before they sold their soul to the vortex of reality television. Jenni “JWoww” Farley was a graphic designer, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was an assistant manager at gym, and Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio was a disc jockey. Even Snooki (Nicole Polizzi) was studying to be a veterinarian! What incentive do these people have to go back to making an honest living? Like I said, I have old-fogey syndrome. For all the reservations I have

against this quality programming, I do have to say that they have made TV a communal event again. At a recent floor program in my dorm, we had a Jersey Shore party. I thought I’d give it a shot, and tried to sit through a full episode. Periodically, people would drop in and ask what was going on, and chat about the lives of these “characters.” It’s weird, but Jersey Shore has become somewhat of a social phenomenon. Back in the day, General Hospital was apparently the big thing to watch on campus according to some old editions of the college paper. Today, we have Jersey Shore. For as much as I dislike the show, I must say that I like what it does. It brings people together and gives them something to talk about, be it good or bad. Instead of having our noses stuck in a text message, we’re actually conversing with those around us. In a day

By JACKSON WANG March holds a lot of promise for the avid There is a lot to look forward to sports fan

where technology allows for a lot of solidarity, Jersey Shore oddly breaks that social barrier. Something else I found really hysterical was how “into it” people get. Some of those I was watching with were so intense over the fact that Ronnie and Sammi were back together, only to find out that Sammi was cheating on Ronnie with a friend of Mike’s. Mind you, I have no clue what the backstory was, but this was just the episode I saw.

All in all, I can see the attraction to such a ludicrous piece of TV. These people are insane and they would never be in the average viewer’s life. Their absurd actions are just fun to laugh at, and in many cases boost self-esteem. It’s been said that if you’re having a bad day, just watch Jersey Shore and thank God that you’re not them. I suppose that’s a fair trade.

Drop The Label By LOUIS PINGOTTI When looking around at today’s society, there seems to be a pressing need to identify every little aspect of life and assign it to a category. Whether it is done by an individual, a small group of people or even society at large, there is an insatiable desire to label everything and confine it into a little box. These labels allow people to understand the world better. If for some reason a category doesn’t fit quite right, the process starts over again until the labeler is content and satisfied. Consider this, if you will. How many times has somebody walked passed who appeared androgynous and there was a desire to know if the person was a boy or girl? What about when a slightly flamboyant male or a

slightly boyish girl is spotted? This male isn’t sneezing glitter and riding unicorns around, and the girl isn’t in plaid with a tool belt and work boots. Perhaps the guy is reading a Cosmo magazine with his legs crossed knee over knee while the girl has very short hair and a non-formfitting sweatshirt on. Doesn’t the question inevitably pop up whether they are gay or lesbian? Not many stop to consider the person may be bisexual, pansexual or even asexual. Not many people even fully understand what those labels mean, and

if they do, I’ve heard it said that those labels are fictitious, which they aren’t. Perhaps, and this may just be crazy talk, the person doesn’t have a label that fits with them. Not everybody can fit into a neat little category, especially when it involves sexuality. One may be able to pinpoint that he or she is

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The Freshman Perspective By CHRIS SURPRENANT

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exactly 50% Irish and 50% Italian, but how do you classify a male who has had sexual relations with women and only once with another male, or a woman who has always dated other women but made out with her best friend who happens to be a guy? You don’t. It is time that we give labels a rest. Does it really hinder everyday life if a person is ambiguous with their sexuality? Does a friend’s lack of definition change how you see them? Is a person’s sexual life so important that we as a society cannot go on without having everybody assigning themselves to an unchanging

category of their choice, or even worse one that we assign them? Humans are creatures who are constantly changing. We change our favorite colors, types of music we listen to, styles of clothing, our hair, political views, study habits, and this list could go on forever. The point is that sexuality does not deviate from this pattern of change. Sexuality is not something that can be confined in a little box, and it’s time that we stop trying to put it into one. I propose a challenge. I propose that you stop trying to label other people’s sexuality, and stop labeling your own. If it bothers you so much to know, ask what they look for in a person and what gender(s) these attributes go with. Open up your mind and free yourself and others from labels. Just live your life, and live to be happy.

It’s that time of year again, March. But trust me, it’s a lot more exciting than it sounds. Not only do we have warmer weather to look forward to, but also in the world of sports this is a very big month including the NCAA basketball tournament, the start of baseball season, the race for playoff spots in the NBA, and this year’s NFL labor dispute. Let’s start with the NCAA basketball tournament. With the NCAA basketball tournament upon us, we could be seeing some great basketball games this month. It’s one of the greatest and most exciting sporting events in the country. Once the field of sixty four teams is set, every single one of the sixty eight teams are capable of pulling a number nine Northern Iowa over number one Kansas like upset or a run to the final four like George Mason’s run in 2006 where they held the 11 seed. Anyone has a legitimate shot to win the national title. There is always the potential for a “Cinderella Story,” much like Davidson’s run to the “Elite Eight” in 2008 where they had a 10 seed. With spring training underway, America’s pastime will be starting at the end of the month.

this upcoming MLB season with the Giants defending their World Series title. During the offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies built one of the most dominate pitching rotations of all times. It’s going to be interesting to see the Phillies compete with the NL East and the rest of the MLB with four all-star pitchers. We may also get to see the debut of eighteen-year-old phenom

Bryce Harper with the Washington Nationals and the possible return of Stephen Strasburg much later in the season. And don’t worry, we will defiantly get to see some great battles out of the Yankees and Red Sox rivalry this season. As the NBA regular season comes to an end, the battle for last playoff spots begin to heat up with the playoffs starting in April. In the Eastern Conference, there is a close battle for the eighth spot between the Indiana Pacers and the Charlotte Bobcats with the Milwaukee Bucks still in the

picture. In the Western Conference, the seventh and eighth spots are still up for grabs between five teams with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Memphis Grizzles currently in, but the Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, and Phoenix Suns are still in the running. With the teaming up of the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat in the east, and the Los Angeles Lakers defending their title in the west, it’s going to be one intense playoff battle this year in the NBA.

So far this month, I turn on my television everyday hoping that the NFL owners and the NFLPA work out a deal so the 20112012 NFL season will go on as planned. So far it’s not looking good. There are a lot of things to workout but they will all get resolved if one thing gets figured out, money, the root of all evil. So if your get bored anytime this month, you should turn on your television because there is a good chance you will find a good game on to watch. So I say, let the games begin.

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March 22, 2011

In the East bracket, there really is nothing too surprising. But the real difficult pick will be that of the first round between George Masion and Villanova. Both teams match up fairly evenly and that pick can be decided with a coin toss. We have the 11th seed Marquette beating the sixth seed Xavier for the simple reason that Marquette is comming from the more difficult conferece, the Big East, and the philosophy that we tended to have was, “when in doubt, pick the Big East.” This is because the Big East is one of the toughest divisons in college basketball. And who could deny that? Witrh teams like Pittsburg, Syracuse, Notre Damn and Lousiville, it is very hard to say that that is not an easy place to win in.

But then when there is the face off between Marquette and Syracuse, that would easily have to be Syracuse. Had a better record than Marquette did finishing their season with six more wins. The game between UNC and ‘Cuse will be a good game, but with a younger team, we did not see UNC beating Syracuse. But overall, the Ohio State Buckeyes will take the East Bracket. Not only being the number one team in the bracket, they are the number one team in the nation. They have a very strong team and will not see any close games until they hit the Sweet-16. There is no question that Ohio State is the best team in the bracket.

In the West, we have for the most part what many people are thinking. But we have the 12 seed Memphis over Arizona. This is because if you remember a few years back, Memphis won the national title. And though the team is young, the coaching staff has the experience to lead them past that round. But when they come across the fouth seed Texas Longhorns, we do not forsee the young Memphis team passing them. Duke will be Duke and play the way that they normally play. The fact that they are as dynamic as they are is truely a frightening thing. They can shot the three and have very strong inside guys who just pull down rebounds. They will be a tough team to beat, but

the team that we see being the toughest team is the Huskies from UConn. They are another Big East School that will play hard throughout the tourament. They are the Big East Champions and are lead by Kemba Walker. We decided to go with UConn over the Duke Blue Devils. It seemed like the better team to pick and was on of the big upset picks of the Elite Eight. It is not always the case where the number one seed makes it to the Final Four.

The Final Four Game Ohio will face off against UConn, and this will be a very good game to watch. We are going to pick Ohio in this game. They are the best team in the country going into this game. They have very expericened inside players and play as a team, meaning they play very unselfish basketball. They move the ball around a lot so that the open shot or the easy shot can be taken. Rebounding will be very important. We are not so sure that Kemba Walker can lead his team to beat the Buckeyes.

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This is perhaps one of the more trickier regions to predict, but like all the others we have the top two seeds advancing. All the first round match-ups we see going as planned except for Kansas St vs. Utah State and Wisconsin vs. Belmont. Here we have the 12th seeded Utah State Aggies and the 13th seeded Belmont Bruins advancing to play each other in the second round. Both of these teams posted records with 30 wins and Utah State is playing a very inconsistent Kansas State team, and although the Wildcats are entering the tournament hot, we look for them to fall apart quickly and give up this game to Utah State. Belmont is a very popular upset

pick as Wisconsin was up-ended in last years tournament by Cornell. Although the Badgers will be looking for redemption, we see them falling in a close one to Belmont. In the next round we have Pittsburgh advancing easily over Butler, Belmont keeping their Cinderella dream alive with a win over Utah State, local star Jimmer Fredette carrying BYU over St. John’s, and Florida taking care of UCLA. Unfortunately for Belmont, we have their road ending with a matchup against the top seeded Pittsburgh Panthers as we have Pitt moving all the way to the Final Four to play Notre Dame after an Elite 8 win over Florida.

In the Southwest bracket, we don’t have many surprises coming out of the first round. In fact, the only underdog we have advancing is the 10th seeded Florida State Seminoles as they have played well against many quality teams like Duke and North Carolina. For that, we advance them past Texas A&M. In the next round is more of the same, we have all top 4 seeds advancing to the Sweet 16 as Kansas, Louisville, Purdue, and Notre Dame seem to be way too much for their opponents to handle. But our first major surprise in this bracket

comes with Louisville pulling the upset against the number one seeded Kansas Jayhawks. The Cardinals surprised many people with their stellar play in the Big East tournament and we look for them to carry that momentum into an Elite 8 matchup with Notre Dame. Unfortunately for Louisville, we have their run ending here with a loss to their Big East counterpart as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are our pick to advance to the Final Four out of the Southwest bracket.

The Final Four Game Notre Dame will face Pittsburg in the Final Four and we feel that the Fighting Irish will do win the game. They move very well when they do not have possession of the ball. This causes for more open looks and more oppertunity to have the open shots. Also this was another upset pick because you never know what is going to happen in March.

National Title Game Over much discussion, we decided that Notre Dame will win the title game. We figured that most people would pick Ohio State, but who is going to think that Notre Dame will win the game? We went back to the rule that we came up with when we were in doubt, go with the Big East Team. The game will be very well matched and interesting to watch.


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SAINT ROSE SPLITS AT POST UNIVERSITY Tom Killips

By DAVID ALEXANDER From gogoldenknights.com WATERBURY, CT – The College of Saint Rose rallied from a pair of one-run deficits by pushing across two runs in the sixth and another in the seventh en route to a 5-3 victory in the opener of a non-conference doubleheader at Post University this afternoon. The host Eagles then built a 4-1 lead through five innings to earn a split with an 8-2 victory in the finale. Junior third baseman Jessica Butterbrodt went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run and freshman center fielder Amber Loussedes also finished 2-for-4 to lead the Saint Rose 10-hit attack in game one. Butterbrodt got things going in the sixth for the Golden Knights.

She stroked a leadoff double to left and then freshman first baseman Valerie Nelson reached on an infield single to put runners at the corners. Two batters later, Butterbrodt came across with the tying run courtesy of a Post (49) error. Sophomore left fielder Steph Luce followed with a base hit to center that drove home Nelson with the winning run. The Golden Knights (4-7) then took advantage of three walks and a hit batter to add another run in the seventh. In the nightcap, Butterbrodt wound up with 2-for-3 with an RBI base hit in the first and Loussedes finished 1-for-3 to extend her hit streak to 10 games. Junior left fielder Courtney Galuski accounted for the other Saint Rose

run with a two-out, RBI single in the seventh. Meanwhile, Post sophomore righthander Johanna Rice allowed two runs on five hits and fanned four over the distance to chalk up her second win of the young season. Rice retired nine straight at one point in the middle innings. Looking ahead, the Golden Knights have a week off before opening the Northeast-10 Conference portion of their 2011 slate with a noon doubleheader at New Haven next Saturday. The Eagles on the other hand are back on the

Third baseman Jessica Butterbrodt went 4-for-7 with a home run during today's doubleheader at Post University. diamond tomorrow with a scheduled 1:00 pm twin-bill versus Bridgeport.

SAINT ROSE OPENS UP SPRING SLATE IN MARYLAND Tom Killips

By JOSHUA JENNINGS From gogoldenknights.com BERLIN, MD – The College of Saint Rose men’s golf team got the spring portion of its 2011 slate rolling at the St. Thomas Aquinas College Spring Invitational that was held at the par-72; 6,523yard Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links in Berlin, Maryland. The Golden Knights, who were playing their first competitive rounds of golf since October, wound up seventh among 10 competing institutions. The host Spartans had three of the top-five individual performers and wound up with a team score of 590 to take the overall team title by 14 strokes over American International College, which

finished with a 604. Dowling College sophomore Anthony Corsi garnered medalist honors with a two-day total of 141. Corsi followed up an evenpar 72 on Friday with a three-under 69 on Saturday. Saint Rose shaved 11 strokes off its day one score to post a 651 (331-320). Junior Matt Horton led the way for the Golden Knights. Horton wound up tied for 17th place among 59 participants with a 155 (76-79). Freshman Jason Mink showed the most improvement between rounds. Mink carded an 86 in round one, but walked into the clubhouse with a round-two score of 75,

the lowest of the tournament for Saint Rose. The Golden Knights now have two more weeks to prepare for the second outing of the spring. Saint Rose heads to Long Island

National Golf Club in Riverhead, New York for the Peter King Memorial that is being hosted by Dowling.

Jason Mink fired a three-overpar 75 on Saturday, the lowest round of the tournament for the Golden Knights


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