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January 29th, 2012

The weekly student newspaper of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York Visit us on the web at www.strosechronicle.com

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Students and Faculty Lead Freedom March to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Myles Clendenin leads the Freedom March to Lally on January 23. While walking, the group sang and chanted different messages. See Page A7 for more photos.

Flu Epidemic Poses Challenge to College By ZACHARY OLSAVICKY News Editor For Olivia Deck, it began with a hard chest cough. It was Thanksgiving Day, and Deck had just finished dinner with her family when the first sign of illness developed. Being that it was only one symptom, she carried on the following two days waiting for

it to go away. But the following Sunday, when she was ready to return to The College of Saint Rose for the final blitz of classes, Deck awoke with a high fever and feeling delusional. After a trip to urgent care (and a two-hour wait to see a doctor), tests showed that Deck was ill with a flu virus. Continued on Page A6

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A New College In Town By LAUREN HALLIGAN Features Editor

Schenectady County Community College announced on Jan. 17 that they will be expanding into the heart of the Capital Region, with a new extension site at 112 State St. in downtown Albany, where a variety of courses will be offered through a partnership with Albany County. Plans are now being set to

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build six classrooms as well as administrative offices in the nearly 10,000-square-foot space for SCCC's new downtown Albany location, which the school will be leasing. Future classes at this site are anticipated to begin this Fall 2013 semester, and will be held on the second floor of the Albany County Office Building. In its first semester of utilization, the school will primarily offer general studies courses at

this location. The county building also allows room for potential future expansion to other vacant floors. Ideally, residents of Albany County, which does not have its own community college, will now have easier access to programs and courses offered through SCCC. Some speculate that this could potentially deContinued on Page A4

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Recent Saint Rose graduate injured from serious car accident. See pages A2

Staff writer Luaren Klose reviews Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. See pages B8

NHL Eastern Conference power ranking. See page D14

Hearst Corporation’s Eve Burton visits Saint Rose . See pages A3

A new era for military women. See page C12

Golden Knights split trip to Saint Michael’s. See page D16


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Recent Saint Rose Graduate in Fair Condition After Serious Car Accident By JACKSON WANG Executive Editor A former Saint Rose student is in fair condition after a serious car accident in Southwick, Mass. on the morning of Jan. 21. Jillian Rolland, 21, who graduated from Saint Rose in December, was the driver of the car when it went off the road and crashed into some trees at around 1:30 a.m. The accident left one passenger dead and the other injured, according to Southwick Police Lt. David Ricardi. Police identified the fatally injured woman as Haley Tierney,

22, of East Granby, Conn. Jayne Berry, 21, of Simsbury, Conn. and Rolland were extricated from a 2002 Mazda 626. Rolland was airlifted to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., while Berry was taken by an ambulance to the hospital. Theresa Bryden, an administrator at Baystate, listed both Rolland and Berry in fair condition. As of Wednesday, they have not been released from the hospital. The car was traveling westbound when the accident occurred near 190 Granville Road. Ricardi said the vehicle crossed the center line and went on to the

other side of the road before it crashed into some trees. The cause of the accident is still unknown. Massachusetts State Police are assisting in the matter. “The investigation is still ongoing,” said Ricardi. Rolland completed her bachelor’s degree in December 2012 with a major in communications at The College of Saint Rose.

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Missing Juvenile in the City of Albany

The Albany police are attempting to locate a city teen who was reported missing on Monday afternoon. According to the Albany Police Department, Henderson Simmons, 15, of Lexington Avenue, was last seen at his home on Monday January 21, 2013 around 4:45 p.m. Simmons is described as a

black male, 6’0”, 165 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black coat, blue jeans, black snow boots, and a tan winter hat. Steven Smith said that, at this time, they are concerned for his safety. Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Detectives Division at (518) 4628039. SEE PHOTO BELOW

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Albany Detectives Make Arrest in Attempted Murder Case Albany detectives arrested an Albany man on Friday in connection of firing a handgun inside a convenience store on Ontario Street. According to police, Darrell Heggins, 48, fired one shot inside The Stadium Deli and Grocery on 82 Ontario Street after causing commotion with the employees on the morning of Jan. 17. When officers arrived, the employees told police the man had

entered the store, displayed a handgun, and tried to shoot them. Only two people were inside the store at the time of the incident; both were employees. No one was injured during the shooting. Heggins was charged with two counts of Attempted Murder 2nd and was arraigned in the Albany City Criminal Court. He remains at the Albany County Jail.

Videos Wanted for 15 Minutes Max

Saint Rose’s Video Festival, 15 Minutes or Max, is looking for submissions. The festival began last year and was a success. Videos can be any genre, as long as it is under 15 minutes in length. Films are to be posted on YouTube and links should be sent to

VideoFestival@strose.edu. Submissions must be turned in before midnight on February 8. A selection of the best videos will be aired at the festival on April 4. For more information, please email Silvia Mejia at mejias@ strose.edu.

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Missing juvenile, Henderson Simmons.

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News Hearst Corporation’s Eve Burton Visits Saint Rose

January 29th, 2013

By LAUREN SEARS Staff Writer On Thursday, Jan. 24, senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Hearst Corporation , Eve Burton, came to Saint Rose to discuss “Privacy in the Digital Age: At What Price?” This was the first time since the Hearst Center (CCIM) opened in Fall 2011 that a Hearst Corporation visiting member came to campus. With a full house in the Lally Symposium, President Szcerbacki said that Burton’s visit is the launch of the vision of former president Sullivan and George Hearst of creating relationships with the Hearst Corporation. Burton sees the world in the perspective of the First Amendment. “What makes our country distinct is the First Amendment,” said Burton. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Since our nation has been introduced to social media, we lost some privacy. Burton also said that we are a “nosey nation.” Our nosiness, combined with the first amendment, allows Free-

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dom of the Press on behalf of the public to protect their sources. An example of this that Burton used was Joe Bruno’s investigation here in Albany. The Albany Times Union brought a lawsuit against Joe Bruno for using public money to enrich himself instead of the state. The paper and their sources were protected by the First Amendment. Burton also mentioned Saint Rose professor of communications, Paul Conti, about his study of fake stories and images that

“What makes our country distinct is the First Amendment.” Eve Burton came up during Hurricane Sandy back in October 2012, and how even though they are fake, they will still be out there in the public forever. Another point that Burton discussed in detail was that many state legislatures have passed laws to protect privacy of individuals in criminal cases. Upon dismissal of these cases, all the

records are sealed and deleted from public record. This allows an individual to essentially lie to an employer, yet it is illegal for an employer to use this against an individual employee who may have had their record deleted. With this law in place in several states, the only solution to this problem is to change the record. Burton said that it is extremely dangerous to change life events. Burton said that several class action lawsuits are suing Hearst Corporation for publishing false information as a result of this new law. One of Burton’s solutions for the press in this matter is to cover these cases more aggressively. She also said maybe paywalls could help archive articles relating to these crimes before they were deleted. Burton’s visit to campus to discuss this issue was informative for many. Parliamentarian of Spectrum and communications major, Monica Santiago, said, “I thought that it was very interesting and informative. Eve Burton was a great guest speaker to have. She brought up good points that made me think a lot. I enjoyed listening to her speak.” Reach Lauren Sears at Searsl534@strose.edu

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Calendar of Events Tuesday, January 29 ALL DAY. LAST DAY FOR PASS/FAIL 4 p.m. MAPS ALB 109 6:30 p.m. Student Association Standish 6 p.m. APA Workshop Academic Support Center 7 p.m. G4G (Girls For God) Sanctuary 7 p.m. Theatre Guild Lima Basement 7:15 p.m. CDAEYC ALB 207 8 p.m. Outside the [Box] Lima Basement 8 p.m. Yoga Sanctuary Wednesday, January 30 3:45 p.m. SEB Standish 5 p.m. Environmental Club Community Service Office 5 p.m. Mid-Week Mass Sanctuary 7 p.m. Spectrum Standish 7 p.m. BASIC Sanctuary Thursday, January 31 2:30 p.m. Revisions Workshop Academic Support Center 3:30 p.m. Mind, Body, and Spirit The Counseling Center Friday, February 1 11:30 a.m. MLA Workshop Academic Support Center Saturday, February 2 1:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Franklin Pierce Nolan Gym 3:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Franklin Pierce Nolan Gym Sunday, February 3 6:30 p.m. College Mass St. Vincent de Paul Church Monday, February 4 1 p.m. APA Workshop Academic Support Center 5:15 p.m. Yoga Sanctuary 7:30 p.m. CAC ALB 210 8:30 p.m. CEC Lima Basement

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Schenectady County Comunnity College Comes to Albany Continued from page A1 crease enrollment from Hudson Valley Community College, the next closest two-year state operated school in Troy. “I think it's good, because a lot of kids get stuck choosing between SCCC and HVCC,” said Coordinator of Transfer Admission at The College of Saint Rose Dan Capogna, and having an extension of SCCC in Albany will give students another option, especially if they have limited means of transportation. This satellite location will also involve Schenectady residents traveling to Albany for classes on a regular basis, an already college-heavy city. The project is estimated to bring 1,000 of SCCC's 7,000 plus students to downtown Albany beginning this fall. While the school has seen innumerable changes since its opening in 1969, one of its monumental successes occurred last year when SCCC opened the doors of its first off-site location at 433 State St., Schenectady,

known as Center City. The institution is expecting the same type of prosperity on Albany's State St. satellite location. Though a greater distance, SCCC students will be able and encouraged to ride CDTA buses back and forth directly from the main Schenectady campus to this off-site location in Albany for free with their student identification card, through an innovative ridership program initiated in 2011. A CDTA bus stop and shelter conveniently already exist just outside the Albany County Building. The commute will be approximately twenty minutes direct. Anticipating that parking in Albany can be difficult during the week, SCCC has arranged that parking for staff, faculty, and student commuters with cars will also be available in the garage on the west side of the Times Union Center, a brief walk away from SCCC's new site. SCCC has a current enrollment of over 7,000 students each semester, and is looking to increase that number by offering an off-site facil-

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Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings discusses the opening of the SCCC Albany branch. ity. With over 40 career degree,

New SCCC extension site is located at 112 State Street in downtown Albany.

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transfer degree, and certificate programs, SCCC hopes to make these more attainable by creating new classrooms conveniently located in the Capital City. The new extension coincides with the SCCC's mission statement to “[provide] quality, comprehensive education for transfer, careers, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student-centered environment,” while keeping it “accessible and affordable” for students. This also embodies one of SCCC's four main goal areas to “enhance the campus physical environment.” “It ... seems like SCCC is in a state of serious expansion,” said SCCC student Fannon Herbert, referring to the new student housing and downtown Schenectady locations, in addition to the new Albany prospect. Talia Cass, who transferred to Saint Rose in 2011 from SCCC, said “I think it will help bring in more students who live near the Albany area,” noting that students

commute to SCCC from all directions and distances. Herbert also noted that “It makes logical sense because we have a lot of students who commute from Albany every day.” “It's nice to see how SCCC has evolved over the years,” said Cass, who started her college education at SCCC in 2010, when only the main campus existed. In those few short years, SCCC has built dormitories for students, enhanced the music building, began offering classes in downtown Schenectady, and created the partnership with CDTA, and is now expanding even beyond Schenectady County. Glad that local higher-education seekers are being offered another opportunity, Capogna said “It's great they they've realized that there's a need here in Albany, and they did something about it.” To learn more about the expansion visit www.sunysccc.edu. Reach Lauren Halligan at Halliganl567@strose.edu


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O’Hare: More Than Just a Businessman By SAM MAXWELL Staff Writer

While a European trip is often a vacation destination, for Sean O’Hare, it was an opportunity to realize he wanted to start his own business. “I wanted to control my own destiny,” said O’Hare, president of O’Hare CPA Associates. O’Hare CPA Associates has been in business since 2001, and is a CPA firm which specializes in corporate and personal taxes, financial statements, and financial advice. O’Hare had just left Fairchild Semiconductor, a CPA firm located in South Portland, Maine, after working there for two years as tax manager. There, he was responsible for filing tax returns for clients in 15 different states, and was also responsible for the company’s clients when they were audited. His position was moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, and because O’Hare just got engaged to his ex-wife and he did not want to move, he received a “nice” severance package, took a vacation to Europe, and decided to start his own business when he returned. He managed his first client out of his spare bedroom. “It was my friend from Gloversville who owned a restaurant,” said O’Hare. He now has clients that range from real estate and publishing companies to restaurants. O’Hare is hoping to expand into the Boston area to open up a second office, however; no timeframe has been set. One of O’Hare’s several hundred clients is Newick’s Lobster House, a family owned and operated seafood restaurant with locations in Concord, New Hampshire, Dover, New Hampshire and South Portland, Maine. Newick’s has been a client of O’Hare CPA Associates since 2008. “Sean is very knowledgeable in the tax code and very professional. He has never over billed

and his billing has been very fair compared to the others we have used,” said John Oliver, CFO of Newick’s. O’Hare CPA Associates provides Newick’s with their tax returns for the corporations, partnership, and owners, along with the tax planning for each. They also have done their 401k audits, according to Oliver. Oliver has personally known and worked with O’Hare since 1996, and has high praise for O’Hare. O’Hare is highly regarded by not only his clients, but also his co-workers, as an expert in the field. In one instance he saved one of his clients nearly $100,000 in taxes, said Tammy O’Hare, his wife and business partner. “I admire and respect him for the amount of knowledge he has acquired and maintains as tax laws change. He is excellent at what he does,” said Tammy O’Hare. Owning your business is a very stressful endeavor, especially in the financial world. Because the clients do not sign contracts, they could switch firms. “Clients can just leave on a whim,” said O’Hare. Tammy O’Hare described another stressful aspect of public accounting. “For me, the biggest challenge in public accounting is the constantly changing priorities,” she said. “Working in public accounting, you learn very quickly to roll with the punches,” Tammy and Sean O’Hare met through eHarmony almost three years after they each went through divorces. They have been working together since 2010, which is roughly after they met, and have been married for around three years. “He is my best friend,” said Tammy O’Hare. O’Hare graduated from the College of Saint Rose in 1991, with a degree in accounting. He later earned a masters degree in taxation from Thomas College.

Saint Rose Alumn Sean O’Hare is a succesful independent accountant. O’Hare has three children: his oldest daughter, Jillian, who goes to college in Virginia, a son, Ryan, in fourth grade, and another daughter, Katie, in second grade. The kids’ least favorite time of the year is tax season. Tax season is the most stressful time of the year for a public accountant. Because tax season is in the first quarter of the year, nearly 55 percent of revenue is accumulated in the first quarter, according to O’Hare. However, O’Hare has a very unique way of kicking off the season. Each January, O’Hare participates in the Disney Land Marathon. Every time he finishes the marathon, his kids tell him, “See

you in April.” This is because of the long hours needed during tax season. “Public accounting is the only profession where you can work 100 hours a week during tax season, and 100 hours the rest of the year,” said O’Hare. He finds that running is a good way to stay in shape, but also it helps with the stress of owning your own business, and helps him clear his mind. “Twenty miles is a long time to think about nothing,” said O’Hare. O’Hare got into running because, one day, he was reading a magazine, and it gave a training regimen for a marathon. He

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started with 5ks and worked his way up. The first marathon he ran was the Marine Corps marathon in 1995, which took place in Washington, D.C. O’Hare is thinking about running the New York City marathon, but does not think he will be able to run the Boston marathon. Because the Boston marathon takes place during April, O’Hare would not be able to train for it because it is during tax season. “During tax season, the training regimen goes down a lot,” O’Hare said. Tammy O’Hare describes her husband in three words: expert, driven, and focused.


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Dealing With the Flu at Saint Rose Continued From Page A1

Deck’s case is not uncommon: seasonal influenza strikes thousands of people in America every year, with totals varying year by year. The symptoms are not unlike that of a common cold, although flu strikes with more speed and severity than the common cold. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2012-2013 flu season has seen an above-average

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number of cases, with the organization finding “widespread” activity in 47 states. The CDC reported a “moderate” level of flu activity in New York last week, one of the 47 states with a widespread outbreak, and deaths from influenza remain at a rate high enough to declare an epidemic. “Flu season is always a challenge for the Health Service,” said Sandra Frese, director of Health Services at The College of Saint Rose, “often because we

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Health Services confirmed there were no flu cases on campus as of last Monday.

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Flu shots at CVS cost $31.99.

don’t always know how serious the impact from the flu will be from year to year.” Although Health Services “isn’t aware” of any confirmed flu cases, a number of students have developed symptoms that are familiar to flu. Those students, according to Frese, were told to stay off-campus or to selfisolate in their dorm rooms until they were symptom-free for 24 hours. For colleges like Saint Rose, with large numbers of students living on campus, preparing for the flu can be a difficult task. Joe Pryba, assistant director of Residence Life, said in an e-mail that the office “plan(s) to continue to incorporate discussions” on the flu and other “potential issues” as they happen. Pryba said that, in the case that a student comes down with both “flu-like symptoms” and a high fever, Residence Life does “encourage them to either self-isolate, or, if possible, stay at their permanent residence” until symptoms go away. Pryba said that, in the case of flu, “careful and intensive cleaning” is performed in residence areas by the facilities department

in addition to routine cleaning performed by housekeeping. The extra cleaning echoes recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which advises students to keep living quarters cleaner than normal. The DHHS also

“Flu season is always a challenge for the Health Service.” Sandra Frese recommends that students have disposable wipes available for use and that high-touch surface areas are cleaned regularly. Frese reinforced basic hygiene practices, washing hands with soap and warm water after sneezing or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. But sometimes, basic hygiene isn’t enough. Deck carried a bottle of hand sanitizer with her and used it often before she had

the flu, yet she missed a week of classes following her diagnosis. According to Frese, students who visit the office are encouraged to get a flu vaccine, and the CDC recommends that individuals be vaccinated every year. Although most vaccinations occur few times in life, health care experts recommend annual vaccinations because the flu virus constantly changes. Even then, vaccines protect against only the three most common strains of flu, and individuals who have already contracted the virus are recommended against taking a vaccination. When Deck asked her doctors about vaccination, she was told that a vaccination would increase the chances that she would fall victim to the flu again. Still, Deck would recommend to students that they vaccinate against the flu. She described herself as “out of it” because of her high fever, and couldn’t do many activities while sick—her lack of focus limited her to roughly a half-hour of reading at a time. “Get the flu shot… it was the worst week of my life,” said Deck.


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The First Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom March Photos by Kelly Pfeister

An audience comprised of students, faculty and staff listed to Minister Poindexter’s speech.

Michael A. Poindexter was the speaker at the 1st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Freedom March. Poindexter urged the audience to always try and make the world a better place. He said, “where his [Dr. King’s] dream ended, ours should begin.”

Shai Butler, Assistant to the President for Diversity, introduced Minister Poindexter.


Arts B8 Going on a Witch Hunt with Hansel & Gretel The Chronicle

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A Modern Take on the Classic Grimm Fairytale

By LAUREN KLOSE Staff Writer It seems as though the trend of putting a new spin on classic fairy tales has continued as Paramount’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters hit theaters this past weekend. Jeremy Renner (Hansel) and Gemma Arterton (Gretel) star as the witch-hunting twins in this story of what happened to Hansel and Gretel after their fairy tale ended. In past years, movies such as Red Riding Hood (Warner Bros.) and Snow White and the Huntsman (Universal Pictures) have told the stories of our childhoods, but with a darker or more mature twist to them. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters tells the tale of two siblings whose father leaves them in the woods for unknown reasons. Just as it is in the fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel encounter a house made entirely of candy where they are soon trapped by an evil witch who plans to eat them. She tries fattening up Hansel, and threatens to hurt his sister if he doesn’t eat. This, as you will learn, affects him later on in the movie. They defeat the old witch by pushing her into the oven she intended to cook the children in; thus, burning her alive. Already so much action has happened and the opening credits haven’t even begun yet! The opening credits show Hansel and Gretel’s journey to becoming skilled witch hunters, filling the gap between the time when they were young children to the time when the rest of movie takes place with them as adults. As adults, brother and sister have found themselves in the profession of witch hunting. Mayor Englemann of Augsburg, Germany, hires the siblings to help find a number of children who were recently kidnapped by witches

in the surrounding area. This angers Sheriff Berringer, who then tries to outdo the siblings by hiring men of his own to find the children, proving to be a bother throughout the movie. After locating their first witch, Hansel and Gretel find some disturbing information which ultimately explains why so many children have been abducted lately. Short on time, the twins must give it all they have in order to save the children, and, ultimately, the fate of the world. Hansel and Gretel are armed with a variety of weapons that, although medieval, are extremely high tech for their time period. Grenades, a knuckleduster, knives, a machine gun and a shotgun with bullets that hold numerous explosive pellets are just a few of these weapons. Gretel favors a rapid firing double crossbow that, with a press of a button, can shift to fire arrows in two different directions. Hansel, on the other hand, prefers his special shotgun, which resembles more of a small, handheld cannon. Despite all of the weapons available, Hansel and Gretel also show extreme skills in hand-tohand combat. The graphics and make-up in the movie went into great detail to create the witches’ appearances and the dark magic that they use. A witch, it is said, cannot hide herself truly because of the rotting of her appearance. To create this, the area around their eyes and mouth were blackened, giving them the rotten appearance associated with witches. Most witches had pasty or green tinted skin which was filled with cracks, though some also had strange abnormalities like growths or hair that looks like many horns. The effects used to create the blood and flesh during the scenes where people are killed were very lifelike, making some scenes a bit gory, seeing

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Jeremy Renner as Hansel (left) and Gemma Arterton as Gretel (right) star as twin siblings in the latest adaptaion of a fairytale in Hansel and Gretel:Witch Hunters. In a modern take, they forsake their breadcrumbs for some heavy machinery to combat several disgruntled witches. as the witches like to fight dirty. The fight scenes were extremely intense but the cameras moved around a lot, making it difficult to actually see and focus on what was going on. The back-story as to why Hansel and Gretel’s parents left them was clever, but they definitely could have gone into more detail, especially leading up to Hansel and Gretel finding out. However, the reveal of this back-story was

very well placed, taking into consideration the physical setting and time that it occurred in the movie. Crucial details of Hansel and Gretel’s past are then brought to light but not played up as much as they could have been afterwards. The relationships and friendships the two have with others also seem to lack depth, and emotion, and are hastily done. All in all, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters was a very good

movie, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I would recommend that anyone who enjoys fantasy and fairytale-type movies definitely go see Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. I saw it in 2D rather than 3D, mostly to save money, but I don’t believe this would alter the experience. There was enough action and suspense to keep me at the edge of my seat, as well as brief comedy that caused chuckles throughout the audience.

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A Stylish, Adrenaline-Filled Run Through 1950’s Los Angeles By LAURA M. SIMONELLI Staff Writer A film from the mind of writer Will Beall, based on a seven part Los Angeles Times series "Tales of the Gangster Squad" by Paul Lieberman, and directed by Ruben Fleisher, Gangster Squad is the Hollywood depiction of the downfall of mob boss Mickey Cohen, who had actually been active during the era the film takes place in.

���From the very start of the film, you are pulled into a story that is engaging and fast paced.” Laura M. Simonelli Released Jan. 11, 2013, the film begins in 1949, and continues through 1950’s era Los Angeles. The film follows the story of Sergeant John O'Mara, played by Josh Brolin, and the team of six he eventually forms after being hired for an undercover project, specifically with the intent to bring Mickey Cohen's reign over Lost Angeles to an end. From the very start of the film, you are pulled into a story that is engaging and fast paced. The first scene opens with Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn), and a few of his followers terrorizing two men, one of which does not survive the encounter. As Cohen sends off the lucky survivor, he demands him to tell others what he saw, intent on marking his authority and power in this gesture. It is not long after this, that we meet John O'Mara, who was already meddling into the affairs of Mickey Cohen from his first escapade where Cohen followed

a man who cunningly tricked a young woman into his car with talk of an audition. O'Mara noticed this and tailed the suspect, and, despite the warnings of his coworker, O'Mara makes his way through the building, and literally busts into the room, taking out the men who were terrorizing this young woman. As we later learn, the building, a brothel, was one of many of Mickey Cohen’s setups from which he made a profit. Prior to being hired undercover, O'Mara and his wife, Connie (Mireille Enos), have a conversation in which she expresses she thinks he would be safer as a cop, especially with a child on the way. O'Mara, however, can't keep this promise. This is especially unpleasant to Connie, when she finds out about his mission to bring down Mickey Cohen. Despite the argument that is spurred in response to this, Connie handselects policemen from a stack of files that O'Mara has given her; the reason being is later revealed. O'Mara collects these men, and speaks to them, all of whom become interested, and soon begin operations to take down Mickey Cohen.

“Viewers acquire a personal feel for the characters, and see the effects of love, loss, betrayal, and redemption are given throughout the course of this film.”

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Emma Stone (left) stars as Grace Farraday, love interest of Sergeant Jerry Wooters, played by Ryan Gosling (right). Their love affair, however, comes with grave consequences, as Grace is also the girlfriend of the ruthless Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). one life in particular is taken during a shooting out front of a club Cohen ran. This sparks Wooters to involve himself in the hunting of Mickey Cohen, and the film starts picking up full force. This film, action packed, also offers up an emotionally rich look at the lives of those officers who became involved in the squad, and, at points, reminds the viewers just how dangerous the

mission would become. We also get an idea of what exactly was at risk of being lost and taken away the closer the squad got to Cohen. Viewers acquire a personal feel for the characters and see the effects of love, loss, betrayal, and redemption that are displayed throughout the course of this film. Another thing this film brings to viewers everywhere is a fresh look at the talents of its actors,

such as Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Here, they’re in rather serious roles, whereas their other films maintained a more lighthearted and comedic tone, such as The Notebook or Easy A. This film has many wonderful qualities and is a must-see for fans of the 50's era, the actors, and especially fans of a good action film with a glimpse of heart.

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By M. WILLIAM SMITH Staff Writer The general rule that pertains to horror films is a relatively simple one: the buildup to something is usually scarier than whatever the payoff is. This is because no matter what scary images a film can conjure up, it usually pales in comparison to what an audience member can imagine in their head. The big reveal of the monster can be scary, but if the movie has nothing else up its sleeve, it can quickly become just another generic film in a genre that is overflowing with generic films. What makes Mama work, though, is that it breaks this rule and allows the audience to see the creature about two-thirds of the way in to the film, but it creates a rich backstory for it that keeps the viewer on edge throughout. Mama has come across in its marketing as just another horror film, but it has grander ideas than that. The film creates an

impromptu family and takes the time to really allow the viewer to see each characters’ viewpoints and experiences. That sounds like pretty standard stuff, but there are a good deal of horror films that forget to do that, in favor of showing people get hacked and slashed to bits repeatedly. The film is anchored by a lead performance from Jessica Chastain, who trades in her “Hunt for Bin Laden CIA Badge” for a punk rock haircut and tattoos, cementing her as one of the best and most versatile actresses working today. She’s joined by the Kingslayer himself, Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. He, unfortunately, isn’t given much to do after a certain point in the film, and it would have been nice to see a little more of his character. Director Andres Muschietti makes his feature film debut here, adapting Mama from his own 2008 short film, and immediately differentiates the film from others in the horror genre with a

keen eye for visuals that adds to the overall atmosphere. The lighting, sound design, and special effects are all perfectly executed to allow for maximum scare factor (and, given the amount of audible screams in my theater, it really works!). Muschietti seems to have learned a thing or two from producer Guillermo del Toro, and is able to create intricate, detailed worlds seemingly with ease. Mama is an entertaining horror film that accomplishes what it sets out to do: scare people. When we see Mama for the first time, it works because of all of the buildup to her appearance, and when she shows up again throughout, it still works because of the emotional investment the film creates in these characters. It’s got a strong visual sense with good actors giving good performances for a director who knows what he’s doing. Check it out and get some good scares with some friends. It’ll be worth it. Final Grade: B+

Top of the Box Office Jan. 22nd-29th 1. Mama ($28.4M) 2. Zero Dark Thirty ($15.8M) 3. Silver Linings Playbook ($10.8M) 4. Gangster Squad ($8.6M) 5. Broken City ($8.3M) 6. A Haunted House ($8.2M) 7. Django Unchained ($7.8M) 8. Les Misérables ($7.5M) 9. The Last Stand ($6.3M) 10. The Hobbit ($6.2M) Source: RottenTomatoes.com

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Iron Sky (2012) By RACHEL M. BOLTON hands on an iPad and his plan to Managing Editor wipe out life on earth begins. Iron Sky has all your favorite In short, this film is about Nazi stereotypes. The hot blonde Space Nazis who live on the scientist who falls for the hero, moon—and it’s awesome. the grumpy Gestapo guy, and the I saw the trailer for this film mad scientist, or as Washington about a year ago and I thought calls him, “Mini Mengele.” And it was a fake. It turns outs that they aren’t they only ones to get Iron Sky is real, and was partially parodied. The United States is funded by its fans. Iron Sky is a at its most ‘MERICA-ness here, B-Movie satire with decent act- especially when you consider that ing and better special effects. Yes, our flagship is named the USS its plot may be outrageous, but it George W. Bush. Iron Sky pokes works, and works well. fun at our election process and It starts in the not far off year the even dumber campaign ideas. of 2018 on the moon. The presiThe rest of the world is reduced dent, who is Sarah Palin in all but to its pop cultural representations, name only, has asked for a lunar but the film makes more jokes at landing because it will look good the expense of the international for her re-election. For better community’s favorite punching race relations, she picked black bag: North Korea. model James The film reWashington to ally does not “Iron Sky is a be an astronaut. address the B-Movie satire with true horrors of Unfortunately for Washington, decent acting and better the Nazis, and his ship is detheir organizastroyed and he special effects. Yes, its tion is played is captured by plot may be outrageous, for laughs. But the Space Na- but it works, and works the Space Nazis zis. get kicked in the well.” These Nazis crotch, smacked live in a giant with a wrench swastika on the (and a shoe), Rachel M. Bolton and blown to “dark side of the moon,” and pieces, and it is they have lived undegood. There is even a tected since they left earth in their nod to the famous “Hitler Gets flying saucers in 1945. Yeah, Mad at X” videos. I know that the science of this I loved Iron Sky. At first, I doesn’t work. But are you really thought it was going to stupidgoing to complain about reality stupid, and not entertaining in a movie that has, as the trailer stupid. Thankfully, it is neither puts it, “Motherf***king Space of those things. The writing is Nazis”? clever, and be on the lookout for The Space Nazis have trouble some more subtle gags. If you with their invasion force technol- liked Inglorious Basterds, Spaceogy and, unluckily for us, they balls or Doctor Strangelove, you find Washington’s iPhone from will love this movie. It has the earth. They use its computing elements from those that you enpower to start up their giant ship, joyed and more. but the battery dies. Iron Sky is available to watch The ambitious Klaus Adler on Netflix Stream. sees the failure as a reason to return to earth. He ends up involved Reach Rachel M. Bolton at with President “Sarah Palin’s” Boltonr413@strose.edu election. However, he gets his


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The Following: Fox’s Newest Drama is Terrifying, Yet Familiar By ANDY GILCHRIST Contributing Writer Imagine whatever scares you the most. What is it? Clowns? Spiders? Heights? Strangers? What about your friends? That’s the question Fox’s newest television series, the crime drama The Following, asks its audience. It takes an intriguing question, “Why do serial killers always work alone?” and writes its answer in blood. Violence and terror pulse through this thrilling new series, yet it is only when you stop and think about what you see on screen that its true horror is revealed. However, the show quickly falls into many of the patterns and clichés of several other well-known serial killer stories, stealing entire scenes and characters, and though this results in a fantastic debut, one must wonder if the quality of the storytelling can be sustained. The series opens with the escape from prison of Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), convicted of 14 murders nearly 10 years earlier. The FBI calls upon retired agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), who helped capture Carroll before breaking down mentally

and physically. Hardy, who has gained a pacemaker and a drinking problem in the years off the job, reluctantly agrees to help, making the recapture of his nemesis his final case. He quickly contacts Dr. Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea), Carroll’s ex-wife and Hardy’s ex-lover, and Sarah Fuller (Maggie Grace), Carroll’s only surviving victim, who owes Hardy her life. Hardy and his team go to the prison that held Carroll and discover it was an inside job; that someone helped the monster escape. They also discover that he had access to a computer, where he could communicate with his friends, his fans, his following. In the decade Carroll lived behind bars, he built a cult, hundreds strong, bringing the worst darkness out of people. People who never dreamed of taking a human life before they met a murderer. People who know Claire Matthews and Sarah Fuller. This is where The Following becomes truly scary. Creator Kevin Williamson, the writer of Scream and creator of other TV shows such as Dawson’s Creek and The Vampire Diaries, pulls the cloud of suspicion away from

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the unknown and places it directly over the people you see every day. Some of Carroll’s followers have been watching their prey for years, just waiting for an order to strike. To a young audience, especially college students, there is nothing that could be more frightening. Envision, for a moment, the people you met the first days of classes- orientation, even. Imagine that these people, who you’ve laughed with, cried with, and lived with for years, could betray you in a moment, without giving it a second thought, to someone who wants to hurt you. A lot. Imagine that your best friend, who you trust with your life, was the most dangerous person you know. This concept, that you are safe from no one, not even your loved ones, makes The Following one of the scariest stories in recent memory, creating a lasting terror perhaps not seen since Stanley Kubrick’s classic film The Shining. And yet… haven’t we seen this show before? While The Following scores big with its concept, it trips up in the execution. It takes several popular tropes of the genre and puts them front and center,

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Kevin Bacon stars as agent Ryan Hardy in Fox’s The Following. rather than risk original ideas. The most picked over stories are the Hannibal Lecter books and movies and the 1995 film Seven. Like the first Lecter story, Red Dragon, the show focuses on a broken down ex-cop who is brought back to help with a case only he can solve, tracking down the ultraviolent killer who ended his career. In both stories, the villain mutilates their victims’ eyes, as they are said to be the gateway to the soul. The climax of the first episode takes place in a dark, abandoned house, recalling the end of most famous Lecter tale, The Silence of the Lambs. By the end of the episode, Carroll allows himself to be recaptured, turning himself into police while he has the upper hand, for reasons unknown to the cops, just as John Doe does in Seven. Towards the end of that film, John Doe reveals to the police that he hopes his crimes will be studied for years to come, that he has done something to put him in the history books. Joe Carroll has taken that concept and pushed it

further, hoping not just to inspire study of his crimes, but copycats as well. Though these concepts have worked well in the past and make for a thrilling opening, it will be interesting to see if the show can keep its fast paced stories, dangerous characters, and incredible tension when it runs out of pieces to copy and paste and moves on to original concepts. Will it be successful, proving the writers only needed help out of the gate, or will it flounder creatively and lose its own following? Fox’s intense new drama The Following, the story of a vicious serial killer and the man who pursues him, is one of the scariest stories to come along in quite some time. Yet, the show is built on models from previous works in the genre, making its assumed future success unclear. Only by watching the next few episodes will we find out if the series will establish itself as one of the top shows on television, or become just another example of untapped potential.


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A New Era for Military Women A Lookback at Strose By KATHERINE BAKAITIS Staff Writer Women have been serving in the U.S. Military since World War I; healing, training, and serving on the front line. Up until now, they were not allowed to fight in direct combat. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has cleared the way for women to be able to serve in combat missions. Before this announcement, I did not even know that women were not allowed to work in combat operations (I thought we were given that right a while ago), and, quite frankly, it is disappointing that it took until 2013 to give women permission to fight. If women are being put through the same tests and held to the same standards as men, then why hold them back? There are 1.4 million active duty members of the military, and nearly 15 percent of them are women. With this new law, set to become active within the next few years, women will be assigned to select positions in ground combat units at the battalion level, opening approximately 237,000 individual jobs to women across service branches, including 5,000 positions for female Marines in ground combat elements. This decision has been widely praised, especially among female veterans and current soldiers. The cries of so many vets and soldiers seem to utter the same phrase: It’s about time! “This decision means the military is finally removing that useless ‘attached, but not assigned’

verbiage that meant absolutely nothing on the field, with the boots on the ground,” said Julie Weckerlein, an Air Force veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Whatever the mission, women that serve in the military should be able to do the same jobs as men. Though the military has desegregated, women are still treated differently, in part, because they have been held back from combat. “I know, you still hear: ‘It’s a man’s military.’ But we are all service members,” said Terri Kaas, an Air Force veteran who spent time in Bahrain and Germany. “Look at the Marine Corpsthey have equal standards of fitness for both genders. If the men can’t respect women for the job they’re doing, maybe these men shouldn’t be in the military.” What an excellent point. If women meet the required physical fitness standards and want to fight in direct combat, then let them. Unfortunately, with good news there are always some “Debby downers” that follow along. Penny Nance, President and CEO of conservative lobbying group Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, is one of them. She says, “The point of the military is to protect our country. Anything that distracts from that is detrimental. Our military cannot continue to choose social experimentation and political correctness over combat readiness. While this decision is

not unexpected from this administration, it is still disappointing.” How is letting women fight in any way “distracting”? It is certainly not going to be detrimental, because the U.S. Military will have more soldiers to fight in combat, and sometimes more really is better (in WWI, Russia had so many people fighting that they were just throwing soldiers at the enemy). Another detractor of the new rule is Marine Captain Katie Petronio. “Infantry is one of those fields we need to leave alone,” she states, using her own personal experience. When Petronio was in infantry, she noticed how she became fatigued faster than the men in her outfit despite being as physically fit. While most combat positions will open up, elite Special Operations positions in Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, and Delta Force were likely to remain closed to women, while the Army is likely to open up jobs for female pilots in the elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. This is still an historic moment in U.S. history – for the first time women will be fighting along the side of men in combat. When job equality reaches the Military, it just might branch out to the other work forces where women are being treated unfairly. Hold on there, ladies, our day is coming! Reach Katherine Bakaitis at bakaitisk161@strose.edu • Twitter: @KTattack Guy in CCIM: “I have gray hair! You can look.” Guy Walking: “I think I’m gonna break out my long john’s soon.” Guy 1 in dorm: “Halloween 12 was stupid.” Guy 2: “There’s a 12?! When are these people gonna learn!?”

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Lourdes Hall, now used as a residence hall, used to house the music department here at The College of Saint Rose, along with Saint Margaret Hall). Purchased in 1943, it is named in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Saint Rose Archives)

A Look Back at Strose... If you have any pictures of Saint Rose or Albany from ten years ago or before, send them in with the location and date to chronicle@strose.edu! Guy 1 in Albertus: “What year was Kennedy shot?” Guy 2: “1963?” Guy 1: “How do you not know?” Guy 2: “I wasn’t born then.”

Guy walking: “Don’t even get me started on Scream. It’s a guy with a kitchen knuife. Here’s an idea: get a bigger knife.”

Guy 1 in Centennial: “I want a rope dart.” Guy 2: “Like in Scooby Doo!”

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NHL Eastern Conference Power Rankings the hardest schedule in the league to start the season, but they have the best goalie in the game, and don't expect them to be below .500 in a week.

7. Buffalo - I like the addition of Steve Ott, and I look for the Sabres to return to the playoffs this season. Ryan Miller has been sharp to start the year for Buffalo.

4. New Jersey - Martin Brodeur looks like the goalie of old for the defending Eastern Conference champs, giving up one goal in the first two games of the year.

8. Toronto - A great, great win over Pittsburgh could signify the return of the Maple Leafs, but it's still too early to tell. I do like what they're doing in Toronto.

1. Pittsburgh - My pick to win the conference. Crosby, Malkin and the boys are off to a good start, but the Pens are still giving up too many goals. Vokoun is better than Fleury in my opinion.

5. Ottawa - Off to a 3-1 start, and led by captain Daniel Alfredsson and 2012 Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson the Sensators will push Boston in the Northeast.

9. Philadelphia - I don't care that they're 2-3, have scored only 4 goals, whatever. This team is too talented offensively not to improve. It's a shortened season, so they better get going, but don't hit the panic button yet.

2. Boston - I put the Bruins above the Rangers solely because they took three of four points from the blueshirts. Thomas, Rask, whoever- this physical team goes as their goalie goes.

6. Tampa Bay - Disregarding an awful second period on Long Island, the Lightning are arguably off to the hottest start in the league this season, and are emerging as the favorites in the Southeast.

By DREW VAN DER POEL Contributing Writer

Due to the lockout-shortened season, there will be no interconference play in the National Hockey League this year. Seeing this fact, I have chose to do an NHL Eastern Conference Power Rankings, as the below fifteen teams will only play one another until the Stanley Cup Finals in June.

3. New York Rangers - Easily

10. Montreal - The Canadiens won impressively over last season's Southeast Division champion Florida, the Habs' fans are desperate for two things, the playoffs, and P.K. Subban's extension.

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Alexander Ovechkin looks to get back to his old form for the Caps. 11. Florida - A real talented team that needs to shake off the rust, I would be surprised to see the Panthers this low in two weeks. 12. New York Islanders - A nice win for the Isles over Tampa Bay. They have lots of young pieces, and a ton of upside. Another team that I think will climb in the rankings.

13. Winnipeg - The Jets hung tough in Boston, but in this league, you can't hang your hat on getting one point. The New York Rangers look to ride Henrik Lunqvist to success this year.

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14. Washington Capitals Braden Holtby doesn't look like half of the goaltender he was in last year's playoffs, and there's no real excuse as he's been playing with the AHL's Hershey Bears. Alex Ovechkin is one of the top players in the game, but it's a team sport. 15. Carolina - The Staal experiment is off to a rough start, as the Hurricanes have only manufactured two goals in as many outings. They still have 46 games to play catch-up, but you don't want to fall behind.


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By NICHOLAS BUONANNO Staff Writer Spring time is getting closer, which means that another baseball season will be starting for the Golden Knights, who will be looking to improve their 15-29 record from a year ago. With some big seniors from last season gone now, they will look to continue their competitive play with retuning players and with the help of some new freshmen. Players like senior second baseman Kyle Charron will look to lead the team again after leading the team in batting average (.310) and slugging percentage (.403) in 2012. Caleb Gleason is another season who is looking to contribute towards the Golden Knights’ success. He led the team in hits with 46 and was second in batting average (.282). Charron and Gleason were both tied for the team lead in runs batted with 20 a piece. Gleason also helped the Golden Knights last season with his good defense in the outfield, not tallying an error

all season. Another returning player, junior third baseman Jevonte Osterhout, will be looking to help the team again with his hitting. Osterhout led the Golden Knights with four triples and his six doubles were the third most on the team in 2012. Osterhout’s .333 slugging percentage and .315 on base percentage allowed his teammates to hit him in and help score sixteen runs which were tied for fourth most on the team along with Carron. Jevonte Osterhout said, about the upcoming 2013 season, “the team is looking great, we have a lot of new talent, the team is looking forward to having a great season and bringing another championship home to Saint Rose.” The Golden Knights will open up the 2013 season on Saturday, Feb. 9 against number seven ranked team Francis Marion in Florence, South Carolina. The Saint Rose men’s team will play 50 games this season, and within those games they will have 15 double- headers. The team’s first home game this season will be on

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Kyle Osterhout looks to ride his hot hitting into the coming season.

Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00pm in a non-conference double-header against East Stroudsburg. The first conference home game at Bob Bellizzi Field at the Plumeri Sports Complex will be on March 23 and 24 versus 18th ranked Southern New Hampshire. Although the Golden Knights look to improve from the 2012 season, they will have to do it without their number one starting pitcher from last season, Nick Polsinelli, who graduated last year. Polsinelli posted a 2.82 earned run average and a 3-5 record. Polsinelli ended up signing to a professional contract with the Gary RailCats of the American Association, which is one of the top independent baseball leagues in the country. Another pitcher that also graduated after last season was Kris Barone, who had a 3.00 earned run average and lead the team with 59 strikeouts. Young pitchers like Bryan Carr, who ended with the third most strike outs on the team with 35 and with a 3-3 record, will look to step up and help fill the roles of the pitchers who left.

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Golden Knights Split Trip to Saint Michael’s By JOSHUA NATOLI Sports Editor Both of the Golden Knights Men’s and Women’s basketball teams made the trip to Vermont this past Saturday to take on the Purple Knights of Saint Michael’s. The women’s squad began their contest first against the Purple Knights. After gaining a thirteen-point advantage in the first half, the Golden Knights let their lead slip away to hand Saint Michael’s a 70-59 victory. The Golden Knights were led by freshman guard Nichole

Bini, who finished with thirteen points, twelve of them falling from behind the arc. Senior forward Emily Trapp was not far behind her. Trapp scored a career-high twelve points off the bench. The Golden Knights also maintained a strong presence on the glass with junior guard Desiree Simmons and senior forward Jessica Walton, each grabbing nine rebounds. On paper, it would be hard to see why the Golden Knights lost with such strong contributions. Looking at the stat line of Purple Knight’s senior guard Megan Olsen, you would see a differ-

ent story. Olsen netted a total of 31 points, shooting 58 percent from the floor and making seven of nine shots from the free throw line. The loss leaves the Golden Knights with a 6-11 overall record and a 3-10 record within the NE-10 conference. Saint Rose will return to the road this Wednesday for a 5:30 p.m. matchup with UMass Lowell. The Golden Knights Men’s basketball team had a much different result against the Purple Knights later on in the evening. In a game with big-time NE-10 implications, the Golden Knights

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Senior guard Andre Pope moved to 18th place on the Golden Knights career scoring list.

stepped up to outscore Saint Michael’s 42-28 in the second half to lead to a 65-56 victory. The win marks the third straight for the Golden Knights after snapping a five-game losing streak. Saint Rose was once again led by junior center Dominykas Milka, who recorded his 11th double-double of the year, scoring 19 points and twelve rebounds. Freshman forward Tyler Sayre finished behind him with fourteen points, and junior guard Dan Mundweiler finished with thirteen points. Although senior guard Andrew Pope only scored two points, it was still a historic day for him. With those two points, he moves to 18th place on the Golden Knights career scoring list with 1,243.

Sophomore forwards James Cambronne and Mike Thompson led the way from Saint Michael’s in the loss. Cambronne scored fourteen points while Thompson did a little bit of everything, scoring 11 points, nine rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. With the win. the Golden Knights move to a 10-7 overall record and a 7-6 record within the NE-10 conference. Saint Rose remains in prime position to make a run in the NE-10 Championship with continued success. Looking ahead, the next matchup for the Golden Knights on the men’s side will be a follow-up to their female counterparts contest at UMass Lowell on Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. after the women’s game.


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