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Daniel Strickland Mourned on Campus
ANDERS RODIN — THE SANTA CLARA
Photo courtesy of Kerry Strickland
Daniel Strickland (left) died last week when his car was rear ended on I-280. (Right) Fr. James Reites, S.J., speaks at memorial services held last Wednesday in the Mission Church for the Santa Clara professor’s memory.
Engineering Professor, 27, dies in car accident Kurt Wagner
The Santa Clara One of Kerry Strickland’s favorite motherly duties was sending her son, Daniel, McDonald’s gift cards throughout his collegiate career, first while he was at Seattle University, then later during his graduate schooling at Stanford. She wanted to make sure that her son was always eating. And like any concerned mother, the gift card would always be followed up by a phone call a week or so later just to check in on her only child — and always, she got the same response: yes mom, I bought a meal or two, but then I found someone on the street who needed the card a lot more than I did and I gave it to them. That was the way Daniel Strickland lived life. “He was always giving something to somebody else, whether it was his heart, his knowledge, his ear for listening,” said Kerry. “The most that I want people to remember about my son was not only the academics,
but the heart that he had and the person that he was is what made me the proudest.” Daniel Strickland, an associate professor of Engineering at Santa Clara, died last Friday due to extensive brain damage suffered in an auto accident the night before on I-280 S. Daniel hit a deer on the road, stalling his car in the lane and was rear ended moments later by another vehicle. He died less than 24 hours later at Stanford Hospital. He was 27 years old. Daniel came to Santa Clara in the fall of 2010, just a few months removed from Stanford University where he graduated with a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. In his short time at Santa Clara, Daniel was a favorite among students because of his ability to relate to them in ways that were deeper than just academics, said senior Mike Sizemore, one of Daniel’s research assistants, who described him as just “one of the guys.” Teaching at a Jesuit university was always a dream of Daniel’s, according to his parents. Ever since his undergraduate days at Seattle University, Daniel had been inspired by the Jesuit education and way of teaching. See REMEMBERED, Page 3
Facebook Addiction Persists Students trade productivity for narcissism
Calliopi Hadjepeteras Contributing Writer
Facebook this, Facebook that. Whether or not you call yourself an avid Facebook user or just someone with an account, chances are you have one. There are more than 500 million active users on ‘the book.’ If Facebook were a country, it would rank third, just behind the People’s Republic of China and India — roughly 190 million ahead of the U.S., over 200 million greater than Indonesia and 300 million greater than Brazil. Sitting in my environmental communication class, I can’t help but be distracted by the girl to my left who is Facebook creeping. Oh, and the guy to my right. And the girl two seats in front of me. Ally’s* perusing the latest pictures from the weekend. Ryan* is FB chatting.
What do all these famous faces have in common? (Hint: They’re all read a lot of Shakespear) For more see: OPINION, PAGE 5
Meanwhile, Professor Rafael goes on about the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repositories. Poor guy doesn’t know that half the class is more interested in the latest FB status updates than hearing what he has to say about the U.S. losing the equivalent of two Rhode Islands every year due to development. Facebook is entertaining. Class is boring. Especially Tuesdays and Thursdays, when class is nearly twice as long, and Facebook makes the time pass a bit faster. No rocket scientist needed there. And it isn’t just at Santa Clara either. The world spends over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook. There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages). That’s a lot of zeroes. Not to mention the fact that “Facebooking” and “Facebook creeping” have become near epidemic in college and college classrooms—ironically the place that is meant to prepare us for that crazy thing called ‘reality.’ Perhaps the most disturbing part of it all is that while we recognize that the Facebook obsession is there, we can’t control it.
A stroke of the ‘Refresh’ button on your Facebook page and you may feel like a celeb in seconds. Three photo “likes,” two comments on your status update, one wall post and two pokes. Voila. Soon you will be getting chased down by the paparazzi. Let’s get real. “What’s changed here is the reach and the speed and the intensity,” said Buford Barr, a Marketing and Communications lecturer with decades of experience in communicating with and within Corporate America. Facebook creates an instant form of communication. The speed of Facebook gets us into trouble faster, but it also allows us to make corrections and fixes faster. In terms of how you depict yourself on Facebook, in one moment, you can have total control, but at another moment – boom – you can have none. Thomas Plante, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Spirituality and Health Institute at Santa Clara University as well as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, See SOCIAL, Page 4
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
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1. Fugitive captured in Portugal: A 1970’s militant who escaped from a murder sentence in New Jersey and carried out one of the most brazen hijackings in U.S. history was captured in Portugal after more than 40 years as a fugitive, authorities said Tuesday. After decades of stagnancy, there was a sudden break in the case when police matched his fingerprint to a resident ID card. George Wright, 68, was arrested Monday by Portuguese authorities in a town near Lisbon at the request of the U.S. government, said a member of the fugitive task force that had been searching for him for nearly a decade. 2. Subway crash injures hundreds: A Shanghai subway train rear-ended another Tuesday, injuring more than 210 people in the latest trouble for the rapidly expanded transportation system in China’s commercial center. The crash on line 10, one of the city’s newest subways, occurred after Shanghai Shentong Metro Group blogged that the line was having delays due to equipment problems. 3. Typhoon kills 18: Manila emergency services and residents are cleaning up and restoring electricity after a powerful typhoon unleashed floodwaters that killed at least 18 people and sent huge waves crashing over seawalls. Most
deaths occurred in and around metropolitan Manila, which already was soaked by heavy monsoon rains ahead of Typhoon Nesat’s arrival with more downpours and wind gusts of up to 93 miles per hour. 4. Libyan forces take Gadahfi’s hometown: Libya’s revolutionary forces say they have stepped up a siege around Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown of Sirte to wear down his loyalist forces inside. The move comes after a heavy push by the fighters into the edge of the downtown that failed to dislodge Gadhafi’s men inside Sirte on Saturday. Seven fighters were killed and 150 were wounded in fierce street battles with Gadhafi’s men. 5. Gas leak in Argentina causes large explosion: An explosion wrecked two homes, a business and several cars early Monday, killing a woman and injuring nine people on the outskirts of Argentina’s capital. Early reports by some witnesses said that they had seen a ball of fire fall from the sky around 2 a.m. The explosion caused a sensation, but authorities said later that evidence pointed to a gas leak explosion. From AP reports.
This fall’s Career Fair will take place Wednesday Oct. 5 from 3-6 p.m. on the Santa Clara Mall, between Kenna and Benson. There will be over 140 organizations hiring both interns and those interested in full-time jobs, as well as those looking for co-ops and volunteer opportunities. Examples of organizations represented include Applied Materials, Cisco, Easter Seals and Apple. Both nonprofits and for profit organizations will be represented. A full list of organizations is posted on Broncolink. Representatives from each organization will be able to answer any questions about their respective application and interview process, as well as more specific questions about the position. In addition to finding out important information, students will also have the chance to practice their interview skills with employers, according to Career Center assistant and senior Caitlin Corr. For more questions regarding the Career Fair or your job search in general, call the Career Center or stop in any time.
Annual Mass of the Holy Spirit next Wednesday Classes that begin at 11:45 a.m. next Wednesday will not be meeting, as President Fr. Michael Engh, S.J., will be leading the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Every year, Santa Clara holds a traditional mass at the beginning of October to ask the Holy Spirit for blessings throughout the academic year. The mass will take place in the Mission Church, and will be proceeded by a picnic on St. Ignatius Lawn. All students are welcome to attend the mass. Classes scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. will instead start at 1:15 p.m.
Bon Appétit challenges you to eat locally On Tuesday, Bon Appétit Management Company challenged students, faculty and staff to eat 100 percent locally made food as a part of their Eat Locally Challenge. The Eat Locallly Challenge is an opportunity for chefs to showcase their creativity and to educate the campus community about eating locally and seasonally. It also shows support for local farmers who were on campus during the day as well. “We have relationships with more than 160 local farmers, including Oya Organics, which started last year by Marsha Habib, a former advisor and farm manager for Santa Clara’sBronco Urban Gardens program,” said Robert Lubecky, General Manager of Santa Clara Dining Services. “Oya is now one of our top local suppliers for tomatoes and strawberries.” Every ingredient used during the day’s meals came from local farmers and artisans within a 150 mile range of the Market Place in Benson Memorial Center – with salt being the only exception. On the menu for the day were unique dishes with the menu changing for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At breakfast, a combination of house-cured ham seak, eggs and Stonefruit Crepes were served with Marin Sun Farms providing the ham and the eggs and fruit coming from Frog Hollow Farms. Farwest Fungi, Oya Organics, Fresno wheat and Gilroy farms provided the ingredients to make the option of braised mushrooms with papadelle pasta at lunchtime and Open Space Meats provided the choice of beef and potato soup. Besides being able to eat unique and delicious meals, eating locally has many benefits such as reducing the immense amount of nonrenewable resources wasted in transporting food, supporting sustainable farming practices that nourish the land and buying locally keeps money with the community. Bon Appetit operates more than 400 cafes in 30 states, including operations at the headquarters of eBay Inc. in San Jose. From staff reports. Email news@ thesantaclara.com.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Protestors ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Remembered for Heart Police face criticism for the use of pepper spray AP Reports The Police Department will look into a complaint that an officer wrongly used pepper spray at a demonstration against Wall Street last week, Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday. Internal affairs will investigate the claim made by a 25-year-old woman and others, Kelly said. Video from Saturday’s Union Square incident shows an officer blasting a cluster of women with pepper spray. Two of the women crumple on the sidewalk in pain. One screams. Kelly says the video leaves out tumultuous conduct by protesters who illegally tried to block streets. There have been about a hundred arrested since the protests began more than a week ago, mostly on disorderly conduct charges. A handful were arrested on more serious charges of assaulting a police officer and obstructing governmental administration. The group “Occupy Wall Street” has been camping out in a privatelyowned plaza several blocks from the actual Wall Street and has no specific message or specific demand. Some demonstrators have said they were against Wall Street greed, others say they are protesting global warming and still others say they are protesting “the man.” An online group that says it is part of the protest in lower Man-
hattan posted the officer’s personal details online, including the names of his family and the address where his children attend school, with the threat “Before you commit atrocities against innocent people, think twice.” Kelly said the move was “despicable.” The officers union issued a statement saying the man’s motivations in using the spray were out of concern for the safety of officers under his command and the safety of the public.
The company that owns the plaza, Brookfield Properties, said it was intended for general public use. “We are extremely concerned with the conditions that have been created by those currently occupying the park and are actively working with the City of New York to address these conditions and restore the park to its intended purpose,” the company said in a emailed statement. Colleen Long of the Associated Press contributed to this report.
Police carry off a man from the New York City protests on Wall Street. The New York Police Department has faced increasing criticism for using violent tactics.
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Described as the kind of professor who “had the most 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. meetings” with his students, Sizemore and a handful of other engineering students joined Daniel on his quest to find more sustainable methods of energy storage in an attempt to eliminate a dependency on batteries. “He was a great professor but that’s not the reason that people hung around with him,” said Sizemore, who joined Daniel in Nicaragua for a week this summer for research. “He taught us to work hard but the reason people loved him was he was a down to earth, pretty sweet guy.” Despite his obvious academic talents, those who knew Daniel say they will remember him best for his heart and personality outside of the classroom. He had a passion for coffee. He sang once a month in his church choir. He worked regularly at a soup kitchen all through grad school. And following his passing, his organs were donated to others in need, just as Daniel had wished. “He was a great young man, one of the finest young men I’ve ever met,” said Fr. Jim Reites, S.J., who accompanied Daniel on trips to Nicaragua and China in the past year. “It’s an incredible loss to us all. We had a bright star who was with us for a short time and made a huge impact.” On a staff trip to China in the summer of 2010, Reites got his first taste of Daniel’s fun spirit. After eating dinner at a Chinese restau-
rant, a woman came out to begin an acrobatic performance where she spun a giant urn in the air with her legs. When the woman asked for a volunteer from the audience to get inside the urn while she twirled him, Daniel jumped at the opportunity. “He was smiling the whole time,” laughed Reites. “He just had this great spirit.” Following his trip to Nicaragua this past summer, Daniel made a trip home to Washington State early in September to visit his family. His father accompanied him on the 15 hour drive down to Santa Clara the weekend before classes were to begin. He spent the final weekend with his son less than a week before his accident, a memory that Rick Strickland says he will never forget. “I would love to have my son back,” said Rick, “but I am so glad I had that opportunity on that road trip.” Both parents were grateful for the members of the Stanford Medical staff and for all of the students and faculty who made an effort to visit their son in the Hospital last Friday. A memorial has been planned for Daniel this coming Saturday at 11 a.m. at his church of worship, the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. A preservice celebration of Daniel’s life will take place at 10 a.m. “It’s exactly what Daniel would want, and it’s exactly what this little momma wants,” said Kerry. “(It is going to be) truly a celebration of celebrations.” Contact Kurt Wagner at jwagner@ scu.edu or call (408) 554-4852.
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9/21: A student was reported ill due to excessive alcohol consumption in his room. Campus Safety and Santa Clara EMS responded. The student was allowed to remain in his room with a friend. 9/22: A female student was reported ill due to excessive alcohol consumption at the Locatelli Center. Campus Safety, Santa Clara EMS, SCFD and paramedics responded. She was transported to O’Connor Hospital by paramedics. Notifications were completed. 9/22: A student was found intoxicated at the Locatelli Center during an event. Campus Safety, Santa Clara EMS, SCFD and paramedics responded. She was transported to O’Connor Hospital by paramedics. Notifications completed. 9/22: Another female student was found intoxicated during the event in the Locatelli Center. She was escorted back to her room by Campus Safety and Santa Clara EMS. 9/23: A student was reported ill due to excessive alcohol consumption. Campus Safety, Santa Clara EMS, SCFD and paramedics responded. The student was transported to O’Connor Hospital by paramedics. Notifications completed. 9/24: A student was reported ill due to excessive alcohol consumption. Campus Safety and Santa Clara EMS responded.
Found Property 9/20: Nine sets of keys were found and turned into the Campus Safety office. 9/20: A bicycle helmet was found and turned into the Campus Safety office.
Medical Emergency 9/21: A student lost consciousness in the lobby of Kennedy Commons. Campus Safety, SCFD and paramedics responded. He refused transportation to a hospital, and was escorted back to his room. 9/24: A student crashed his forehead against a cement door frame in McLaughlin Hall and injured his head. Campus Safety, SCFD and paramedics responded.
Informational Report 9/21: A student reported that she accidentally hit another vehicle while backing into a parking stall on the second floor of the Parking Structure. The victim vehicle owner was notified. 9/21: A student reported that both of his bicycle tires were found vandalized while parked at the Nobili Hall bike racks.
Suspicious Person 9/21: A non-affiliate male was asking female students if he could take pictures of their feet. Campus Safety and SCPD responded.
Trespassing 9/22: A former student was observed viewing pornographic material on an instructor’s computer. He was questioned by Campus Safety and SCPD. 9/22: A non-affiliate male was reported loitering on the second floor of the Learning Commons. Campus Safety and SCPD responded. He was taken into custody for outstanding warrants. From Campus Safety reports. Email email@example.com.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Social Networking Causes Mixed Emotions Continued from Page 1
goes up, negative emotions go down and procrastination and aggression go down. Looks like a good thing. But, their positive emotions go down. Looks like a bad thing. So, does Facebook win? Or will we?
* Editorâ€™s note: Studentsâ€™ names have been changed to protect their privacy.
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chair. Goyal shed light on the fact that Facebook can be saddening for her. Coming to the United States has been a transition, and while Facebook has certainly allowed her to stay connected with friends and family across the pond, she always finds herself comparing herself to othersâ€”and as a result, falling short. â€œI have been unable to find employment and am constantly reading status updates of friends who are getting jobs,â€? she said. If itâ€™s not enough for her to deal with the problem in real life, Facebook intensifies it. â€œIt can be suffocating,â€? she said. â€œThat feeling of not measuring up.â€? Kennon Sheldon, who graduated from Duke University with a BS in psychology, said that â€œThe question of whether Facebook is â€˜beneficialâ€™ or â€˜harmfulâ€™ after a paradoxical preliminary finding that amount of FB use correlates with both â€˜lonelinessâ€™ and â€˜connectedness.â€™ How could it be associated with both of these feelings?â€? â€œFrequent Facebook use is rewarding: it provides some feelings of connection (which helps explain why it is so wildly popular),â€? said Sheldon. Hold the phone. These feelings of connection, however, do not actually solve lonely peoplesâ€™ problems. They get a momentary positive charge (almost like an addiction), but then the real-life loneliness is exacerbated. Sheldon has another study under review showing that when people are forced to stop using Facebook for 48 hours, they get mixed benefits and costs. During the 48 hour period their life satisfaction
was recently asked by Santa Clara University to make a Facebook page. â€œYou all live in a Facebook world,â€? he said. According to Plante, there is an allure to Facebook. His guess as to what drives this allure? We live in a narcissistic culture. â€œWe nurture and support narcissism,â€? he said. â€œWe like to think we are the center of the world, and Facebook sets up a world where we can all project this â€˜all about meâ€™ mentality.â€? Facebook transforms us into mini-stars and gives us â€˜celeb status,â€™ if you will. We get that rush of being famous, of being forgotten, of being recognized or not, of getting â€˜pressâ€™ in the form of wall posts and comments. And itâ€™s addicting, yes. But is it real? No. With adolescents using social media more than ever, the latest threat is â€œFacebook Depression,â€? in which the constant barrage of smiling, happy friend updates amplifies a teenâ€™s feelings of inadequacy and feelings of not measuring up. A study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics posits that this new phenomenon of â€œFacebook Depressionâ€? is that kids can become depressed when they compare such metrics as their number of â€œfriendsâ€? and â€œstatus updatesâ€? to those of their peers. Enter Kathleen Clarke-Pearson, who practices pediatrics in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is a member of the Academy of Pediatrics. â€œFacebook has gained all control,â€? Dr. Pearson said. â€œWhereâ€™s
the balance?â€? Kate Young, a licensed psychologist who received her Ph.D. in Counseling Pyschology from Stanford University, is skilled in working with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, relationship problems, concerns about body image, academic problems, and career choices. She focuses on developing a positive sense of self, assertiveness, effective communication and enhanced performance. Young sums my findings up nicely: â€œThereâ€™s an intensity about Facebook that is very real,â€? she said. Young sees about 10 students a week. The number of times she has seen Facebook come up with her patients? Every time. And it comes up in a variety of ways. â€œItâ€™s a complicated relationship,â€? she said. â€œI donâ€™t think Facebook is causing the problem of depression, but it most definitely exacerbates and intensifies it,â€? she said. â€œIf youâ€™re depressed, everything you see is colored by the depression, so you go on Facebook and everything makes you feel worse,â€? she said. For most college students, itâ€™s very much about cultivating an image and trying to attract people you want to have like you, gratifying your ego and making you feel more connected. Combine that with the fact that college is a time when people tend to play with extremes, which becomes evident in Facebook use, and it makes everything worse. Later, outside Benson center, Briyanka Goyal, a 27-year-old graduate student in the computer science program at Santa Clara University who grew up in India, pulled up a
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New Administration Building to Provide â€˜One-Stop Shopâ€™ Ten year construction plans near completion Anayo Awuzie
The Santa Clara â€œA Bold New Welcome to Santa Clara Universityâ€? is the moniker for the new Patricia A. & Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building. It is indeed a bold move by the university, going hand in hand with
the multitude of â€œhard hat requiredâ€? transformations occurring all over campus. Dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1960 â€” Fr. Locatelliâ€™s class â€” it was mainly gifted by Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott, along with more gifts donated by other members of the Class of 1960. The center, with construction taking place on the Bannan parking lot that used to be on Palm Drive, is supposed to be a one-stop shop for prospective and for current students as well. â€œA gatewayâ€? as the university describes it; the building will allow students to check their financial aid, register for classes, pay bills
and more. â€œImagine that someone says there is a big added Macyâ€™s but they donâ€™t tell you where Macyâ€™s is so youâ€™re not impressed with Macyâ€™s,â€? said Joe Sugg, Assistant Vice President of University Operations. â€œThis building is one part a recruiting tool. We want you to know what all the opportunities are for you here.â€? Currently, if you wanted to learn about the university you would go to Varsi Hall, a sixty-one year old building constructed in 1950, once used as a library and located at the back of campus. Some may ask, â€œWhy Now?â€? The university is currently going through
two major construction projects between the new Admissions building and Graham Residence Hall. Recent years have seen a number of construction projects as well, including the Locatelli Student Center, the Orradre Library and the University Villas as well as rennovations to the Alumni Center. The new Admissions building is the final piece in the 10year Master plan set forth in 2001, when most of the ideas for the new buildings that have recently been built came from. Additionally, this will be Santa Claraâ€™s fifth year in a row experiencing a record number of applications, with over 13,000 students vying for a spot. In the past two years alone, applications have increased by 30 percent and many consider Santa Clara. â€œThere is no room to host all of the students. Not the best experience that we want to give to our incoming prospective students,â€? says Mike Wallace, director of The Santa Clara Fund, â€œThis new building will be the face of the university.â€? Gone will be the days of having to travel through the discreet grass fields to reach Varsi Hall and then gathering unknown strengths within your being to trek back towards Palm Drive to the easily missed Walsh Administration Building. The functions of these distant buildings will be combined for an easier trip. â€œI think itâ€™s great that a new building is being built where everything can be handled in a central location,â€? says senior Sociology ma-
jor Amber Larkin, â€œI hate walking all over campus just to get simple things like asking about my financial aid accomplished.â€? The new building is set to have an arsenal of features meant to help students get their questions answered efficiently. There will be counselors available to talk to parents of new students, interactive kiosks telling different parts of Santa Claraâ€™s story and at the center of the space will be a huge, metal sphere. As described by the university, The Sphere â€”similar in concept to Chicagoâ€™s famous â€œBeanâ€? in Millennium Parkâ€” will reflect photographs and exhibits around the atrium touching upon all aspects of the SCU experience. Some facets include the Jesuit tradition, history and Bronco pride. â€œIt will, thus, create a kind of mosaic of Santa Claraâ€™s past and present.â€? The Sphere will be a way for new students to fit themselves in and for current students to see what theyâ€™re becoming. â€œThatâ€™s why weâ€™re building the building: to recruit good students and once they get here, take care of them,â€? says Sugg. The Patricia A. & Stephen C. Schott Admission and Enrollment Services Building is set for completion in June 2012. Just enough time for all those involved to make sure the first impression is just right, because it only happens once.
The Admissions building is the final piece in the 10-year master plan set forth in 2001
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Construction goes on during the day for the new admission building on Palm Drive. The new center will combine the Walsh administrative building with the Varsi Hall admissions building to make it easier for students to take care of administrative errands.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Enough Diversity On Campus? All Majors Are Created Equal
f anyone has read a Santa Clara pamphlet or talked to a campus representative, they will often tell you that Santa Clara is diverse. This is my second year at Santa Clara and I know now that the school was falsely advertised. As most people have noticed, the majority of students and faculty on campus are Caucasian. In short, there is not a strong enough representation of minorities at this university. Is racism still prevalent in our society, or simply more predominant at Santa Clara? The majority of people will attest that there is no racism here on campus, others will say there is only prejudice and only a few will actually testify that racism still exists. Santa Clara has Shapell lounge which serves as the campus multicultural center. Some see the center and the seperate cultural clubs that it houses as a good way to connect with one’s roots, really though it only encourages people to associate with a group most like themselves. Instead of opening horizons, it closes them and encourages students to stick with their “own kind.” You don’t believe it? Next time you walk around campus try counting how many white students are hanging out with peers of another race. The only time I see a diverse student body is in class, or at parties — and sometimes not even then. In the classroom many professors take the time to point out the few minorities in the class when it relates to the subject matter being discussed. A friend of mine in a communication class said that while discussing Mexico, the professor singled him out because of the color of his skin, even though he is Honduran and had absolutely no relation to Mexico or its culture. In classes where the professor swvpeaks on the Civil Rights Movement or immigration, they often take the time to speak directly to only the minority students. Think about how uncomfortable that is for the one or two students of color who are subliminally, or even obviously, called-out. They are already in an environment where they are the few, and on top of that teachers who think they are doing the right thing single them out merely for looking different! If you look at the dorms, Walsh and
Mclaughlin are the only two where the minority pool is highly concentrated. Coincidentally, these two buildings are the least “nice” in comparison to Sobrato, Campisi, Casa, Swig and Campbell. Campus life can be accompanied by some appalling experiences for minorities as well. I have heard countless stories and complaints of prejudicial instances in places ranging from sports teams, campus security personnel and the career center. Like the story of a student who walks into the Career Center like any other student on campus and has to defend the accomplishments listed on their resume because they are a minority. It is disappointing to hear that racism is still so persistent that even people who work in the Career Center won’t believe that a person of color knows how to speak French, just because they are not white. Santa Clara is supposed to be a place where everyone is accepting and welcoming of one another. The ethnic clubs, like those in the Multicultural Center, only highlight our differences and focus on where we come from, rather than where we are going. They keep us from being progressive about racial issues. In class, teachers like to point out the fact that you are a minority amidst a sea of white faces. Then they distance you from the rest of the student body by placing you in one of the “unity dorms,” (which in reality are dorms for minorities) and, thus, successfully keep you from intermingling with the white majority on campus. Are minorities not adequate to live and freely associate with whites? Why do teachers continue to subliminally call out minorities? Why are you keeping human beings from interacting with one another? As much as racism bleeds through America, and as much as Santa Clara makes it seem that it’s a “color thing” or an “ethnic thing,” the real problem is the people who make these imaginary structures that separate us and pronounce our differences. As long as we allow ourselves to be conditioned to see the differences in people rather than the similarities, we are going to miss the opportunity to improve our way of life. The future is already here and we are late.
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Famous people who have majored in English include journalist Barbara Walters (top left), talk show host Conan O’ Brien (top right), director Steven Spielberg (bottom left), and singer Sting (bottom right).
very time I tell someone that I am an English major I find that this person gives me “the look.” This “look” reflects a couple of different sentiments that generally fall along the lines of, “why are you paying so much money to be an English major? What exactly are you going to do with that degree?” I’m used to this reaction. I have gotten it since I was a senior in high school from teachers who thought I was too bright to waste my time studying literature, and from relatives, neighbors and bosses. I know that English majors are not the only ones who take heat for their chosen area of study. I have seen such degrading reactions shown towards anthropology, philosophy, ethnic studies, art and even psychology majors. It seems that no one believes that studying any of these majors is worth the trouble anymore. However, whenever an engineer or business major tells people what they are studying, they hardly ever receive a skeptical, disapproving response. Their ability to find work after they graduate is never questioned, and people hardly ever ask them what they are planning to do with their degree. How does this make any sense? I find it very frustrating having to justify my decision to be an English major to the whole world, and I’m sure many students in the various humanities and social science majors would agree with me. First of all, just because I am not a physics or biology major does not mean that I am stupid or incompetent when it comes to more technical subjects. I am studying English because I find it interesting and it is what I truly enjoy. I may not be terribly gifted in the areas of science or math, but just because someone is studying parts of organisms or solving quadratic equations does not mean that by default they are any brighter than I am. After all, I cannot tell you how many engineering students I know who don’t know the difference between a subject and a predicate. All fields of study require hard work in order to become proficient in whatever it is they require a student to do or learn — whether it’s how to write essays or how to build bridges. And with the job
market looking the way it does these days, all students should be worried about the line of work they will be able to do with their degree, regardless of their chosen major. Secondly, I would much rather attempt to spend the rest of my life doing something I really love than living miserably because I forced myself into a major that I knew would pay well post-graduation, but I wouldn’t enjoy. I believe that as long as a person is willing to work hard at their line of study, then they will do just fine with the career path they choose. I have been fortunate enough to know people who share this perspective and decided to major in what they love most — be it art, sociology or ethnic studies — and they are now making fairly decent wages and doing things they can be proud of. Finally, if you type “famous English majors” into any search engine, you will be surprised whose names turn up on the list. People like Pete Wilson (yes, the former California governor), Sigourney Weaver, Barbara Walters, Clarence Thomas, Sting, Steven Spielberg, Sally Ride, Paul Newman, Conan O’ Brien and the list goes on . These are people who have impacted our society in a variety of ways, both big and small. The world needs people who are interested in what others may deem to be “extraneous” subjects; we make a difference even if other people don’t notice. If the English majors of the world do not take it upon themselves to write essays, discuss literature and revise interpretations of the world, who else will? I am proud to take on the responsibility, just as I am proud to be an English major. Feliz Moreno is a sophomore English major and editor of the Opinion Section.
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Niche Artists Charm Santa Clara Audience
RYAN SELEWICZ — THE SANTA CLARA
BRIAN KLAHN— THE SANTA CLARA
Macklemore's band members Owour Arunga(trumpet player) and Ryan Lewis (disc jockey)raises the roof for their fans. (Above Left) Kap Slap was one of two opening acts at Thurday night's concert at the Locatelli Center where students crowded around him. (Bottom Left) Ben Haggerty, stage name Macklemore, engages with the crowd as he performs his raps songs. (Right)
Despite apprehension, artists shined at fall concert Keli Demertzis
The Santa Clara For those who love exploring music that isn’t as mainstream, this fall Activities Programming Board concert was going to be bigger and better compared to last’s years concert. This was a great opportunity to get up close and personal with some talented new musicians, such as Timeflies, Kap Slap and Macklemore. First to take the stage was Timeflies. Dressed in understated jeans and a plaid button-up, Cal pursued the teen heartthrob role touching the ladies’ hands, and singing directly to the lucky ones who shoved their way to the front row. Singing songs that sampled “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid” and the Katy Perry hit “Teenage Dream,” the duo proved to be fun and inventive. Whether or not you knew the lyrics to sing along, overall, the music was enjoyable: Cal’s voice was smooth and his talent evident, while band mate Rob had an unadulterated ear for the perfectdupstep sounds that complimented the singer’s voice. “The fact that we can come out here to your guys’ school, and you guys sold this place out tonight, means that hip-hop music is alive and well”, shouted Macklemore, minutes before he successfully
stage dives, thanks in part to the hands of Santa Clara University fans. Students flocked to the front where the mood was energetic, and crowd participation was strong. “My friends and I were able to get upfront so it was awesome to see the performers just feet away from us and touch them,” says Natalie Yacob. Prerecorded music filled the void while the crowd waited for Kap Slap. “This is stupid,” said a student just within ear shot of me.” The APB staff was professional as they helped move stage equipment in between sets and at the same time coordinating with the performers; however, the drop in energy and enthusiasm from the crowd was apparent while they waited for the next performer. Breathing heavily, a side effect of unrestrained fist pumping, Kap Slap told us he flew all the way from Pennsylvania just to come see us. Timeflies lead singer Cal moves frequently from one side of the stage to another, making sure every concert attendee who squeezed themselves in the front row got a high five or wink. Each performer showed passion and a connection to the fans. Prior to the event beginning, I asked a few students what they hoped to see. Sophomore Zach Milkis said: “I am anticipating something great,” while freshman Conor Duggan explained, “I’m from Seattle, Macklemore is from Seattle... I am a fan. I hope it’s as good as Bummershoot.” The wait proved to be well worth it when Kap Slap hit the stage, but technical difficulties, with what
seemed to be his microphone, kept him from starting his set with a flawless transition. After the fiveminute dwell, the energy level in the crowd rose again, thanks to Kap Slap’s consistent energy. His wide array of mash-ups, comprised of to 40 songs meant fans were able top sing along as they danced. Kap Slap effortlessly got the crowd going by jumping up and down, hitting all sides of the stage, acknowledging fans and playing some of his more popular songs, including mashups “E.T. Feels Starry Eyed” and “Turbulent Rock Anthem.” Next onstage accompanied by producer Ryan Lewis and a talented trumpet player was Macklemore. Those who came specifically to see Macklemore appeared to be moved by his performance. “Wings,” an ode to consumerism written in an anecdotal way, was a favorite. In one song, the rapper came out wearing a blonde wig and sparkly cape, reminiscent of Ke$ha as he sang the upbeat “And We Danced.” In between songs, he told short stories about taking time to research our school while he was on the plane and finding out that “Santa Clara knows how to party.” The mob of people surrounding the stage became too overwhelming for some students, but for those familiar with Macklemore, the passion and connection to his fans was evident, and that made the concert memorable. Contact Keli Demertzis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 551-1918.
RYAN SELEWICZ — THE SANTA CLARA
Crown jewel of ABC's fall lineup impresses Flight attendants wing it in "Pan Am" Kathryn Karasek The Santa Clara
"Pan Am" is one of the most anticipated new shows of the fall 2011 TV season. It is a captivating, if slightly melodramatic, time-period drama that does justice to the glamorous world of commercial aviation in the 1960's. Each of the many — almost too many — developing story lines has potential, from political to romantic to professional. Pan Am was the largest US commercial airline from the late 1920's until its collapse in 1991. An icon in its own right, especially in the 1960's, was known for bringing a certain glamour to the skies, offering customers access to the luxury that characterized the socalled “Golden Age” of aviation. Given its rich history, it seems inevitable that Hollywood would attempt to bring such adventures to life on the silver screen. “Pan Am,” a TV drama that focuses on the pilots and flight attendants working for the world famous airline in 1963, premiered Sunday, Sept. 25 on ABC. One of the most notable features of the Pan Am Airlines flight crew were the glamorous flight attendants. With specific physical
requirements — namely, that they were attractive — flight attendants were subject to strict regulations, long hours, and exhausting work. However, if they could hack it, the rewards were plentiful; no other career for women in the mid-20th century offered more opportunity for adventure and excitement. The show jumps into the drama right away. A young stewardess, Laura Cameron played by Margot Robbie, who has just escaped a dead-end marriage and is just starting out in the industry, is being scrupulously evaluated by her supervisor with regard to her uniform. This same stewardess has just been put on the cover of “Life Magazine” as a representative for the jet age: such attention makes for both jealousy and admiration among the other stewardesses. It is at this point in the show that the drama gets just the slightest bit out of hand. The head flight attendant for the Clipper Majestic (the plane) is late and they have to call in another. Aboard the plane, one of the more interesting plot lines begins to unravel. There is a suspicious Russian man aboard and one of the stewardesses, Laura’s sister, Kate, played by Kelli Garner, has been instructed by a mysterious US intelligence agent to take his passport, edit it, and slip in the new one before his detainment when they land in London. She successfully takes his passport early on in the flight, but is almost See PAN, Page 8
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caught when turbulence knocks her bag to the ground. When Kate arrives in her London hotel room, this faux Russian man is waiting for her and it ends up that he is her London contact for the intelligence agency, as the task aboard the flight was her test. This occurrence, plus a look into the Pan Am crew’s involvement in the Bay of Pigs prisoner release in
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TOP REASONS TO LEAVE YOUR COUCH THIS WEEK 10/02 | SUNDAY Men's Soccer v. Gonzaga: Time: 12:00 p.m. Location: Buck Shaw Stadium Why Go? First chance to cheer against our archrivals. Post-Game BBQ: Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: Alumni Park Why Go? Free food and a chance to catch up with fellow Broncos.
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Women's Soccer v. SDSU: Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Buck Shaw Stadium Why Go? Support our nationally ranked women's soccer team.
10/04 | TUESDAY Bannan Visitors: Ron Schmidt, S.J., Writer and Filmmaker, "The Labyrinth: The Testimony of Marian Kolodziej": Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location: Weigand Teleconference Room Why Go? Watch a powerful documentary about a Holocaust survivor.
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9/29 | THURSDAY Ice Cream Sundaes with APB: Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Library Lawn Why Go? Free ice cream. ASG Freshman Election Info Session: Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: Kenna 108 Why Go? Find out what you need to know to run for office.
9/30 | FRIDAY Men's Socer v. Portland: Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Buck Shaw Stadium Why Go? Come get a head start on Ruff Rider loyalty points and support the team.
10/01 | SATURDAY Transportation To Prof. Strickland's Memorial Service: Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Mission Church Why Go? A chance to pay your respects to our late professor.
10/03 | MONDAY Nature, Culture, Technology: George Santayana in Dialogue with California: Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Location: St. Clara Room Why Go? USC Professor Kevin Starr discusses the "California Dream."
Mass of the Holy Spirit: Time: 12:00 p.m. Location: Mission Church Info: All 11:45 a.m. classes are cancelled. Why Go? Build a deeper connection with fellow Broncos. Fall Career Fair: Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Career Center Why Go? Hear about job and internship opportunities. To suggest events for the calendar please contact James Hill III at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Women's Volleyball Falls to No. 16 San Diego Historic Night in MLB they have work to do in order to beat the top teams in the country. “USD’s a strong team,” said Schmidt, who finished the match with 12 kills. “They picked up their offense, and we needed to match their energy and we didn’t.” The third set was a hard-fought battle and both teams traded leads consistently. However, poor serving hurt both teams throughout the contest, with a combined total of 20 service errors. Santa Clara had escaped the first two sets unscathed by their errors, but it caught up to them in the latter half of the match. “At the end of the day, they served out 11 times, we served out nine times,” Wallace said. “We couldn’t find the court today. I thought all of our serves were miss-hitting the ball, but, with all that, we still stuck in there pretty well." San Diego ran away with the fourth set. The Toreros started the set on a 3-0 streak and won sevenstraight points in the middle of the set to put a comeback victory out of reach for Santa Clara. Instead, the Broncos found themselves caught off guard by the Torero’s onslaught. “They got into a good rhythm,” said Wallace. “Once they found that rhythm, they found a little more confidence, and they just kept going with it and got separation.” To go along with a renewed sense of energy, San Diego also employed a strategy to keep the ball away from the Broncos' Schmidt. Standing 6-foot-2-inches tall, Schmidt dominated the net in the
Broncos lose in five sets to highly ranked Torreros Tom Schreier
The Santa Clara In a world where sports personalities often channel their inner Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s manager who throws a chair and takes a bat to a stereo system in "Moneyball," the Santa Clara women’s volleyball team maintained positivity throughout a tough five-set loss to No. 16 University of San Diego on Saturday. “We love playing at home, (and) we had a great crowd today,” said senior Tanya Schmidt. “The crowd helps, and we play together for each other.” The Broncos went into halftime having won the first two sets, both with scores of 25-22. “Our goal,” said redshirt sophomore Katherine Douglas, “was just to keep the same energy, and play the way we did the last two games.” “Every single time we go into halftime we think about any minor adjustments,” said Head Coach Jon Wallace, who is in his 13th season. “A visiting team that is good is going to come out strong and we need to match their energy.” Unfortunately, following the break the team lost three straight sets 23-25, 18-25 and 11-15. The Bronco seniors along with the rest of the team realized that
first two games. But, after halftime the Torreros passed the ball away from her, and she was less effective in the final three frames. “(Schmidt) was having such a great match, and they were really trying to shut her down,” said Wallace. “They got into the right front to help out, and so we thought we had to go away and just didn’t execute as well.” Despite all the peaks and troughs the team experienced — winning the first two sets by a small margin, losing a close third set, getting blown out in the fourth set and losing in the always dramatic fifth set — they remained composed throughout the match. The players smiled at each other in on-court meetings, and every player received a pat on the back. Even in the post-game interviews, they did not slump their shoulders nor look down while answering questions. “They know it’s a long battle,” said Wallace of his team. “They know that they’ve got to play every point, and at any one time they can turn around a match." “Last week we won a game being down, and we came back," Wallace said "They know that they’ve just got to hold strong and wait for that one momentum change to kind of get a swing.” Unfortunately, that swing never came on Saturday. Santa Clara (5-7, 0-1) will travel north on Thursday to take on the lastplace Portland Pilots (6-9, 0-2). Contact Tom Schreier at email@example.com or (408) 5511918.
Rays, Cardinals Make Playoffs as Red Sox, Braves Collapse AP Reports
The Boston Red Sox completed their September collapse in horrific and historic fashion, falling out of the playoff chase by allowing two ninth-inning runs in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. The Red Sox held a nine-game lead in the AL wild-card race after Sept. 3, but a 7-19 swoon left them tied with Tampa Bay entering the final day of the regular season. Only minutes after this game ended, the Rays completed their comeback from a 7-0 deficit with an 8-7 win over the New York Yankees in 12 innings. Even if Tampa Bay lost, the Red Sox faced the prospect of a quick turnaround following a long night at Camden Yards that included a rain delay of 1 hour, 26 minutes in the middle of the seventh inning. When the rain came, Tampa Bay trailed 7-0. By the time play resumed, the Rays and Yankees were tied at 7 heading into the 10th inning. The Orioles won the game in the ninth against Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon (4-1), who struck out the first two batters before giving up a double to Chris Davis. Nolan Reimold followed with a double to score pinch-runner Kyle Hudson, and Robert Andino completed the comeback with a
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single to left that Carl Crawford couldn't glove. Boston became the first team to miss the postseason after leading by as many as nine games for a playoff spot entering September, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. In the National League, Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals completed one of baseball’s greatest comebacks, clinching the NL wild card Wednesday night with an 8-0 win over Houston and a later loss by Atlanta. The Cardinals got their playoff spot when the Braves blew a late lead to Philadelphia and 4-3 in 13 innings. St. Louis trailed Atlanta by 10 1/2 games on Aug. 25. The Cardinals won 23 of their last 31 games. The Cardinals will open the postseason on Saturday at NL East champion Philadelphia. In the other NL playoff matchup, Arizona visits Milwaukee.Carpenter (11-9) struck out 11 and allowed two hits in his 15th career complete-game shutout as St. Louis kept up its improbable September charge. “We had nothing to lose. We were already out of it,” Carpenter said. “People were telling us we were done. We decided to go out and play and not embarrass ourselves and do what we can. We played ourselves back into it.” The Cardinals poured onto the field after Carpenter fielded J.D. Martinez’s weak grounder for the final out. The celebration was brief and muted, as the team raced into the clubhouse to watch the end of the game in Atlanta. From AP Reports
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The Broncos (5-1-4) were able to handle the No. 17 Cal Bears (9-2-0) on Sunday afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium. Sophomore Julie Johnston had two goals and freshman Katie Speidel had one for Santa Clara, which picked up its fifth win of the season. Senior goalkeeper Bianca Henngier had six saves to preserve the shut-out victory. The Broncos play host to Nevada on Thursday night.
The Broncos went up 6-1 in the first quarter and never looked back. Tucker Carlson and Theo Nasser each had four goals to lead the offese. Mark Davis added three goals of his own. The big win against the Leopards highlighted a successful weekend at the Aggie Shootout in Davis where Santa Clara went 3-1. The Broncos retrun to the pool this weekend at the SoCal Tournament in Long Beach.
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spirational speeches. Lott recalled how in high school his team would sprawl out on the gym floor and listen to General Patton speak towards the end of the film “Patton.” But one speech particularly stuck with Lott to this day. The stage was set for Super Bowl XIX in 1985 with Lott and Joe Montana’s 49ers battling Dan Marino’s Miami Dolphins. As the 49ers grouped in the locker room to prepare for the game, Bill Walsh stood in front of the team shadowboxing. “He goes, ‘I want everybody to be quick. We’re going to be like Ali; we’re going to hit them before they ’re ready,’” recalled Lott of his coach’s speech. And the 49ers were just that: quick. San Francisco stormed out of the gates and went on to win the Super Bowl 38-16. Midway through his speech, Lott shocked the student-athletes when he retrieved a metallic container. As Lott opened the case, the glimmer that radiated out from within gave the contents away. Lott carried his Super Bowl rings through the stands, allowing the students to pass them around for a closer look. The Super Bowl rings provided the audience with something to strive for, no matter what the sport. “Great athletes find a way to do the little things,” said Lott. “Great
athletes find a way to exhaust every moment.” “I dreamed every night about being great,” said Lott. But greatness, as defined by Lott, is not purely measured by performance on the field. In fact, this outlook on greatness is precisely what Lott hoped to get across to the students. Lott challenged the students to engage themselves in the community in order to positively impact the lives of others. “I want to see if you can be a champion off the field,” said Lott. On the field, Lott gained an immeasurable amount of respect. Opponents feared him; teammates knew he had their backs. But it is what happens off the field that is equally — if not more — important. For Lott, an individual’s life is determined by whom they leave a lasting impression on. A friend once asked him, “Why would somebody come to your funeral?” The answer is simple, but one that rarely crosses a person’s mind: “They’re going to come to your funeral because of what you stand for,” said Lott. Those words sat well with Lott. It is that approach to life which he conveyed to the Santa Clara athletes: one of greatness.
“I want to see if you can be a champion off the field”
Contact Gabe Taylor at gtaylor@ scu.edu or (408) 551-1918.
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Words of Strength From Stow The Giants and the Dodgers played each other last week in Los Angeles in what would be the final meeting of 2011 between the two rivals. However, the focus of the game was not on the rivalry, nor was it about the Dodgers' bankruptcy woes. The game was not even about how the Giants were on their way to missing the playoffs just a year after winning the World Series. No, this game was about Bryan Stow. The Santa Cruz paramedic and longtime Giants fan who was severely beaten by two assailants at Dodger Stadium on March 31 when the Giants were playing the Dodgers on Opening Day, spoke for the first time since the tragic incident. Stow’s family had spent the past six months praying and hoping for his recovery. With the help of a speech therapist and a speaking valve, Stow was able to state his first and last name, his birthday and the names of his children. He told his sister, Erin, that he loved her. And when Stow was shown photos of his children, he responded, "I would like to see them." It was truly an inspirational turn of events, considering that in July, it was feared that Stow might never return from a vegetative state. The 42-year-old father of two suffered a skull fracture and bruising to the frontal lobe of his brain when he was assaulted back in March. Stow was wearing Giants apparel when he was attacked. What happened to Stow highlighted an increasing problem in sports: fans crossing the line in terms of interacting with fans of the opposing team. During a recent preseason Raiders-49ers game, there was a huge brawl in the stands and two fans were shot in the parking lot afterwards. Sporting events are meant to allow the fans' pride for their team to flourish. Of course, playful banter between fans of opposing teams is a part of sports, but only to a certain extent. So-called “trash-talking” should remain verbal, and never physical. Stow was a major victim of unwarranted, physical fan violence, and it is miraculous that he has overcome so much. Doctors were forced to put Stow into a medically induced coma after the incident, and whenever it seemed as if his fortunes were looking up, the doctors would relieve the sedation only to watch Stow regress into involuntary seizures. This pattern of steps forward, followed by steps back, was the theme of his recovery process. Now, following this immense step forward, family members and everybody else following his case hope there will be no more setbacks. Soon after the speech breakthrough, medical staff cleared Stow to be taken outside for the first time in months. According to his family's blog, Stow was moved last Friday to a cardiac chair in a secluded patio. When asked how he felt, Stow, sitting in the sun with his eyes closed, said, “it’s magical.”
Scoreless Draw for Men's Soccer Santa Clara, Harvard both come up empty Ryan Marshall
The Santa Clara The delicate net fibers that hang from the goalposts at Buck Shaw Stadium dangled motionless on Sunday, as if frozen in their natural positions, rippling solely with the force of gravity and the tickle of the wind. The Santa Clara men’s soccer team played to a 0-0 draw against Harvard University on Sunday, wrapping up non-conference play. In a game heavily dominated and controlled by Santa Clara, it is hard to imagine that even through two 10-minute golden goal periods, neither team could muster a score. “Anything is better than a loss,” said back-to-back West Coast Conference Player of the Week Erik Hurtado. “But for this group, we don’t want to take draws. We’re not okay with draws — especially against a Harvard team that (we feel) we’re better than.” Santa Clara out-shot Harvard 18-6 overall and 15-1 through the end of regulation, but sometimes the goal just seems to be smaller than usual. Hurtado led all players with six shots — some mere inches away from delivering the Broncos a victory. “Early on in the game we had a bunch of chances that we should have finished, and that’s the key for this team,” said Hurtado. “We start missing chances at the beginning of the game and then we start getting frustrated with ourselves.” However, the Broncos have reason for optimism heading into conference play. They have put together an early season resume consisting of four wins, one loss and
BRIAN KLAHN— THE SANTA CLARA
Bronco midfielder Danny Maeda prepares to kick the ball against Harvard last Sunday afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium. The game ended in a 0-0 draw as both teams were unable to score a single goal. Santa Clara outshot the Crimson 18-6 overall.
three draws (the one loss against 11th-ranked New Mexico). “I think we had a pretty good pre-season,” said senior midfielder Brandon Zimmerman. “We had some good wins and we had a couple that were a little bit frustrating, which is a good thing. This team doesn’t want to lose games and doesn’t want to tie games, and that’s a good thing.” This mindset transcends the playing field on game days and manifests itself on the team’s training days throughout the week. Players are staying late after practices to work on their game, putting themselves in positions to better contribute to the team’s future success. The Broncos will continue to pay close attention to detail head-
ing into their conference opener against Portland this Friday at Buck Shaw Stadium. “I think we learned a lot about our group,” said head coach Cameron Rast. “In getting ourselves ready for the conference I think we did a lot to secure our defense. I think we scored some good goals and know what we have in the attack to go to so now we just have to get sharp.” Getting sharp with the added pressure of classes being underway will be critical for the Broncos’ success. Rast, in his 10th year coaching for Santa Clara, understands that this can be a challenging time for his players. “You’re not always going to be playing your best soccer all the way through the season,” said Rast. “Our guys battled to win (against
Harvard), and that’s what we want. That’s the mentality we want. But if you don’t come excited, with energy and sharpness, games can end in a tie.” Sharpness seems to be the main focus for the Broncos as they prepare to play Portland. The personnel, the talent and the cohesion are all there; the Broncos just need to get sharp and stay that way. This coming weekend is sure to have big implications as Portland was the only team to beat the Broncos in conference play last year. Santa Clara also expects another hardfought game against Gonzaga on Sunday. Contact Ryan Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 5511918.
Ronnie Lott Preaches Greatness Former NFL standout gives speech in Leavey Gabe Taylor
The Santa Clara Santa Clara student-athletes flooded into the student section of the Leavey Center on Tuesday
night to listen to NFL Hall of Famer and former 49er, Ronnie Lott’s words of advice for true competitors. Around the age of 22, Lott lived near Mission Campus off of Saratoga Avenue. The area surrounding the campus of Santa Clara was nothing new to him. Lott joked that he used to spend nights at The Hut, just as students do now. Ranked as the all-time 11th best player in the history National
Football League by NFL.com, the University of Southern California alumus was a 10-time Pro-Bowler, and has four Super Bowl victories on which to reminisce. Lott centered his speech on the concept of respect, but touched on other athletic concepts as well. Acknowledged as one of the most elite NFL cornerbacks and safeties, Lott not only spoke about competitiveness on the court and field, but also about the importance
of taking that skill into the classroom and the surrounding communities. This approach to life is exactly why Santa Clara Athletic Director Dan Coonan sought out Lott to make an appearance at the studentathletes’ welcome back meeting. Having played collegiately at USC and professionally in the NFL, Lott is more than familiar with in-
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