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Sophomore Alison Smith, Junior Alyssa Strickland, Sophomore Justina Salinas and Sophomore Amanda Sharpe (from left to right) hold an archive of a 1961 issue of The Santa Clara, which reads “TRADITION SHATTERED” in reference to women attending to the university. At that time, women could not sunbathe, wear shorts or make late-night telephone calls. Today, women make up over half of the student population.

Five decades later, women make big difference Anayo Awuzie

The Santa Clara When female students were first admitted to Santa Clara 50 years ago, the university did not allow them to use the telephone late at night, they were forbidden from sunbathing in the gardens and they couldn’t wear shorts. Today, the president and vice-president of Associated Student Government are both women, there are more female than male students, and last year’s valedictorian was a woman. Since the day the Father Patrick Donohoe gave the green light for co-education, Santa Clara became the first Catholic institute of higher education in California to admit

women after 110 years of being exclusively male and multitudes of women have been able to receive a Jesuit education just as the men before them. “It was really a watershed moment for the university because our history has been extensive,” says Kathy Kale, Executive Director of the Alumni Association, ”There was a lot of controversy about that decision, and yet women came to campus and really changed Santa Clara irrevocably. I think Santa Clara has been better for it; it opened the door for female faculty members and certainly female staff members.” According to one of the first female graduates Gaby Miller (‘65), “I learned, but they hadn’t a clue what to do with us, they really didn’t.” Santa Clara Historian George Giacomini said that women remained out of higher education for a long time. “There had been a movement toward co-education

Sororities An inside perspective on the rush process OPINION, PAGE 5

throughout the country, but it was a slow movement in the west and among Catholic colleges. Santa Clara was certainly in the forefront.” The university changed the all-male residencies at Park Lanai, where the Park Ave apartments are currently located, to Villa Maria, a residence hall that was specifically for the incoming women. After 1961, the university quickly built Graham Hall, which became the on-campus residency for women for future years. Women-only dorms at a Jesuit school in its first year of accepting women in the early 60’s came with a set of stiff rules. Giacomini said that even though most men who attended the university weren’t bothered by women attending the school the administration, given the time See Celebrating, Page 3

Quakes Delay Move Santa Clara to keep Major League Soccer team around Jackie Pearce and Kurt Wagner The Santa Clara While the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team may bedissapointed that they haven’t been able to start building their new stadium, Santa Clara can look forward to hosting the Major League Soccer team at Buck Shaw Stadium for a few more years. The Earthquakes have been utilizing the facilities at Buck Shaw Stadium and Santa Clara’s Leavey Center for the past four years, a relationship that Santa Clara Athletic Director Dan Coonan said has been

“a very good thing for the university.” “I think (the contract) has been favorable to both them and to us,” said Coonan, who added that the Earthquakes and Santa Clara remain under contract for the next couple of years. Santa Clara has benefitted in multiple ways through having the Earthquakes play on campus. Most notably, the university receives an undisclosed amount of money from the Quakes as well as facilities contributions, said Coonan. Students have also been able to take advantage of the relationship, since they need only to walk across campus to attend a professional sporting event. Students have also been able to buy tickets at a discounted price. See “Intimate,” Page 3

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1. Eight dead in shooting: A gunman opened fire Wednesday in a hair salon, killing eight people in the business in a Southern California beach community. The gunman got into a truck and drove away from Salon Meritage after opening fire. He was stopped by officers about a half-mile away and surrendered without incident while saying he had multiple weapons with him, police Sgt. Steve Bowles said. 2. Pilot rescued by coast guard: A small plane ran out of fuel and was ditched in the ocean several miles off Hawaii’s coast, but the pilot was rescued by Coast Guard crews who had flown alongside and coached him on crash landing in the choppy seas. Dramatic video released by the Coast Guard shows the plane gliding low over the water and then splashing down. Within seconds, the pilot climbs out onto a wing as a helicopter lowers a rescue swimmer to help him. 3. Pakistan arrests al-Qaida suspects for CIA: In what could mark a turning point in U.S.-Pakistani relations, Pakistani forces have arrested a handful of al-Qaida suspects at the CIA’s request and allowed the U.S. access to the detainees, U.S. and Pakistani officials said. Pakistan has also stopped demanding the CIA suspend the covert drone strikes that have damaged al-Qaida’s militant ranks in Pakistan’s

tribal areas, officials on both sides say — though the Pakistanis say they have simply put this on the back burner for now. The officials spoke anonymously to discuss sensitive strategic matters. 4. Egypt sees surge in deadly violence: Egypt’s ruling military on Monday condemned a surge in deadly violence as an attempt to undermine the state, and warned it will act to safeguard the peace following a night of clashes that drew in Christians, Muslims and security forces. The generals’ strong words signaled the governing military council will tighten its grip on power, further infuriating activists who have demanded a transition to democracy . 5. Soldiers accused of rape in South Korea: Two U.S. soldiers have been accused of raping teenage girls in South Korea in separate incidents, prompting U.S. military officials to apologize Saturday as they tried to ease growing public anger. Army Brig. Gen. David Conboy, who supervises the U.S. garrison in Seoul, issued a statement apologizing for “pain” caused by allegations that a U.S. soldier raped a girl in her rented room in Seoul on Sept. 17. That solider — a private in his early 20s — is being questioned by police, but has not been arrested. From AP reports.

The Environment, Health and Safety Department will be participating in The Great California Shakeout next Thursday to test campus preparedness for earthquakes. At 10:20 a.m., test emergency messages will be sent out to the campus community and their emergency contacts through the Campus Alert system. Santa Clara is located close to the San Andreas Fault, which places it at risk for earthquakes. According to Emergency Planning Manager for Santa Clara Mike Taheny, a large earthquake is likely “within our lifetime.” “I want students to be prepared,” said Taheny. EHS recommends that all students log onto eCampus and fill out the “Campus Alert Information” tab so that the campus community will be able to react to an emergency. Taheny also recommends keeping a pair of close-toed shoes next to the bed for emergency evacuations. The messages will ask students to rehearse certain earthquake procedures, Emergency contacts will receive test calls to make sure that contact information is up to date. Shortly after the drill, random buildings will undergo test evacuations. According to Taheny, the evacuation testing was scheduled soon anyway, and combining them made logistical sense. For a full list of emergency preparedness procedures, go to the EHS website.

Santa Clara named in top ten schools with solar power The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education unveiled a new database, naming Santa Clara as having one of the largest roof-mounted photovoltaic installations in the U.S. Santa Clara has the third largest roof top system among all American colleges and universities. The system annually generates 1.5 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy and eliminates 511 metric tons of carbon dioxide. This is equivalent to taking 127 small cars off the road for an entire year. Among the many initiatives it has launched, Santa Clara has been adding more solar panels to help the university reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2015. The AASHE Campus Solar Photovoltaic Installations database found that converting to solar energy is becoming easier for higher education institutions like Santa Clara because of a 40 percent drop in installation costs over the last four years and new financing mechanisms to hedge against rising electricity prices. The data also revealed that installed solar capacity jumped 450 percent over the last three years in the higher education sector.

New Visiting Artist Series to launch this weekend SCUPresents is hosting a one man show on Saturday to kick off a new Visiting Artist Series with “An Evening With Groucho.” The show features a performance from professional performer Frank Ferrante in his portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx. The two-act comedy consists of some of the most well known Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.” Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Jim Furmston, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film, and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Marx foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM’s Louis B. Mayer. From staff reports.

CORRECTIONS The photo of “What’s Your Number?” is incorrectly attributed to staff photography. It is from (Oct. 6, Page 5). The Santa Clara strives to correct errors fully and promptly. If you see an error, email

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“Intimate” Stadium Still in the Planning Stages


A digital rendering for the proposed stadium in San Jose. The stadium was initially planned to be ready for the new season, but problems with planning have prevented work from starting. Santa Clara will continue to host the Earthquakes for the next few years.

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Senior Alex Moore said that he has enjoyed being so close to the team’s home. A Seattle native, Moore would sometimes “go to the Sounders games when (he is) back home in Seattle, but it is much more convenient to simply walk across cam-

pus to the games versus drive into (downtown) Seattle park.” When San Jose first began playing at Buck Shaw, the team provided new turf and an updated drainage system to meet MLS standards and the stadium also added roughly 4,000 seats to increase capacity to just over 10,000. These benefits certainly help Santa Clara attract prospective student

athletes, as having the Earthquakes on campus and using all the same athletic facilities adds “credibility to our programs,” said Coonan. When San Jose first began playing at Buck Shaw, the team provided new turf and an updated drainage system to meet MLS standards and the stadium also added roughly 4,000 seats to increase capacity to just over 10,000.


Alcohol Related Medical Emergency 10/6: A student was reported ill due to excessive alcohol consumption. Campus Safety and SCU EMS responded. 10/6: Campus Safety, SCU EMS, SCFD and paramedics responded to a report of an intoxicated student in his room. He was transported to Kaiser Hospital by paramedics. Notifications completed. 10/6: A student was reported ill due to excessive alcohol consumption at an off campus party. Campus Safety and SCU EMS responded to his on campus location. 10/8: A male student was found intoxicated and unconscious in a bathroom. Campus Safety, SCPD, SCFD and paramedics responded. He was transported to O’Connor Hospital by paramedics. Notifications completed. 10/8: A student was reported ill due to excessive alcohol consumption from an off campus party. Campus Safety and SCU EMS responded. 10/9: A non-affiliate minor was reported ill due to excessive alcohol consumption while visiting a resident student on campus. Campus Safety and SCU EMS responded. He was released to his parent. 10/9: Two students and two nonaffiliate guests were found intoxicated on the north side of Sobrato Hall. They were escorted back to their room by Campus Safety. Several bottles of alcoholic beverages were found in the room, and were disposed of. SCFD was contacted and responded. One of the students was transported to O’Connor Hospital. Notifications completed. 10/12: An alumnus was found lying on the ground between the Locatelli

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Center and the Leavey Activity Center. Campus Safety and SCU EMS responded. He admitted to drinking at an off campus location. He was escorted to his nearby apartment by Campus Safety.

Animal Control 10/6: A dog was observed running around campus with no owner. The dog was taken to the Campus Safety office until the owner came to claim it.

Drug Abuse Violation 10/6: A student was found in possession of a marijuana joint. He was admonished and documented. 10/6: Students were found in possession of marijuana and alcoholic beverages in their room. Items found were confiscated and disposed of. 10/6: A student was found in possession of a volatile drug in his room and was taken into custody by SCPD. 10/9: Several students were found in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and several alcoholic beverages in their room. All items were confiscated and disposed of.

Informational Report 10/6: A non-affiliate male was observed attempting to remove some recyclable items from the Varsi lot. He was admonished by Campus Safety and escorted off campus.

Medical Emergency 10/7: A student accidentally injured his head when jumping under a door frame in Swig Hall. Campus Safety and SCU EMS responded. He was transported to O’Connor Hospital

by a friend. 10/7: Campus Safety responded to Adobe Lodge regarding a report of a patron choking on a piece of steak while eating. He refused any medical assistance. 10/7: A student requested medical assistance for her injured shoulder, which was received at an off campus location. Campus Safety and SCU EMS responded. 10/9: A student fell out of her bed and injured her neck. Campus Safety, SCU EMS and SCFD responded. The student was advised to go to a hospital. 10/9: A student was reported having a panic attack. Campus Safety and SCU EMS responded.

Theft 10/6: Two bicycle wheels were reported stolen from a bicycle that was parked in the Sobrato bike racks.

Vandalism 10/6: Graffiti of anti-Semitic nature was found written on a chalkboard in Dunne Hall. 10/8: Two dori flag poles, used for the Grand Reunion event, were found broken outside of the Walsh Administration building. 10/8: Graffiti was found written in the west stairwell of Swig Hall. 10/9: Two of the SCU EMS carts were found flipped over onto their sides while parked between Sobrato and Casa Italiana. 10/9: Graphic graffiti was found written in a stairwell at Swig Hall. 10/10: Graffiti was found in a Swig Hall stairwell and basement. From campus safety reports. Email

These benefits certainly help Santa Clara attract prospective student athletes, as having the Earthquakes on campus and using all the same athletic facilities adds “credibility to our programs,” said Coonan. But the benefits extend beyond just athletics, he said, as hosting a professional athletic team opens up the university to a wide range of publicity and visibility. “Anytime we bring people to campus who aren’t already exposed to Santa Clara, I think it’s a huge benefit,” said Coonan. “When people see Santa Clara for the first time they are impressed. It has brought people here who would not ordinarily have been here.” Hosting the Earthquakes does pose some logistical challenges, most notably parking availability on game days, said Phil Beltran, assistant director of Campus Safety. Currently, Santa Clara Campus Safety deploys three officers to assist with parking for Quakes home games, with one officer then staying throughout the game to serve as a liaison between the team and the school. However, any crowd control or behavioral issues both inside and outside of the stadium are handled by Santa Clara police, meaning having the Quakes around for another

year or two won’t have much of an impact on SCU Campus Safety, said Beltran. According to David Kaval, the president of the Earthquakes the Earthquakes have always viewed Buck Shaw Stadium as a “temporary home.” When Kaval announced that demolishing of existing buildings on the proposed building site last March, the possibility of the Quakes finally having their own stadium in 2012 seemed like a reality. While the plans for building a new Earthquakes Stadium near the San Jose International Airportare still underway, the original goal of finishing by the beginning of next season looks unlikely, considering construction of the proposed 15,000 seat stadium has yet to begin. Kaval and the Quakes are still seeking a Planned Development Permit from the City of San Jose in order to begin construction. Kaval noted that the team enjoyed the “intimacy” that Buck Shaw allowed. “The team is attempting to duplicate this feeling at the new field.” Contact Jackie Pearce at jpearce@ or contactKurt Wagner at Call (408) 5544852 for more information.

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period and the nature of a Jesuit institution, wanted to take precaution by restricting the female students. “Even at basketball games, women had to sit in a separate seating section,” said Giacomini, “They couldn’t sit in the booster section with the male students... that stayed for about three years. Then they were eventually allowed to sit with the rest of the students.” The women on campus had many successes and have made a difference at Santa Clara, such as Mary Somers Edmunds, who was the first woman to receive an undergraduate degree in 1962, Mary Woods Bennett, who was the first woman to serve on the Board of Trustees in 1971 and Denise Carmody, who was the first woman provost in 2000 and established Women’s and Gender’s Studies Department in 2005. Outside of campus, women like Janet Napolitano, United States Secretary of Homeland Security

and Brandy Chastain, a former member of the Olympic soccer team and currently playing for the California Storm, have taken the values they learned at Santa Clara to an internationally-recognized level. “Now the president of the student body is a woman which was unheard of during that time,” said Giacomini. An event for the spring is currently being planned by the Alumni Association and others on campus to properly celebrate this milestone for women, but there are still no concrete details. “What I admire so much about them was their courage,” said Kale. “It took a lot of courage to even decide to come because they knew this was going to be a whole new experience for everyone involved. Their first act of bravery was to come and I think the second act of bravery was to stay. And now, Santa Clara is better for it.” Contact Anayo Awuzie at or call (408) 554-4852.

RULES FOR THE FIRST WOMEN’S CLASS 1. “The telephone may not be used between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and calls are not to be answered at these times. The telephone is not to be used after 10:00 p.m. on these nights.” 2. “The possession of any type of alcoholic beverages in the apartment or entering the apartment under the discernible influence of alcohol will result in suspension or expulsion from the University.”

3. “Men are NEVER allowed in student apartments. A lounge room will be provided to receive your guests.” 4. “Sun bathing or the playing of games in the campus gardens is prohibited. Bermuda shorts and slacks are NEVER to be worn on campus.”

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Local Restaurant Changes Name, not Menu Popular establishment now helmed by alumnus Jackie Pearce

The Santa Clara Nestled between Safeway and Taco Bell sits a classic Santa Clara establishment that has donned several names in the past decade without changing the menu or service. This restaurant has been enjoyed by students and local Santa Clarans alike and has even been featured on Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food,” and restaurant is famous for an almost impossible eating competition where challengers must eat a certain amount of extremely spicy chicken wings. Currently, this hang out goes by the name Wicked Chicken. At the helm of this ever-changing chicken restaurant is employee Matt McClean, a Santa Clara local and Santa Clara alumni (‘97), recently purchased the lease. McClean worked at the restaurant for 13 years from 1995-2008, and felt a strong connection to the restaurant. “I just don’t understand why it keeps changing names. It was a different name when my older sister went here as well,” said junior Nick Johnson. “I still like the food, though,” said Johnson. The restaurant opened its doors in 1995 going by the name Cluck U, part of an east coast-based franchise. Cluck U prided itself on its secret sauce recipe, which kept fans flocking back to enjoy chicken wings, tenders, salads, sandwiches and a wide variety of beer in a sports bar atmosphere. After a falling out with the franchise, University Chicken opened, boasting the same great menu and original recipe. In April 2008, University Chicken turned into SmokeEaters. McClean is excited about the

future of the restaurant. The previous owners, who lived in New Jersey, had some issues with the landlord who was also not locally based. Eventually, the lease became available. Both the landlord and the previous owner could not be reached for comment. McClean, however, lives locally, so the landlord found it natural to allow McClean to take over the lease. McClean said that he is thankful for the landlord’s kindness, trust and generosity McClean has not made any big changes in the establishment of the newly-named Wicked Chicken. “The menu and food are the same,” he said. The only change he plans to make is to have cheaper prices, “especially on the beer.” He wants to keep the atmosphere and maintain the relationships he had with customers. SmokeEaters fans may be out of luck for a while. The owners tried to move the restaurant to Mission City Café, according to McClean. However, due to resistance from the neighbors on issues such as parking, the relocation was blocked by the city. They also tried to move it to a taqueria on The Alameda, but found resistance as well in that attempt. McClean commented that business was “slow at first,” but is definitely picking up. At the time of the interview, a large crowd had gathered to watch both a 49ers game and a Raiders game. A predominately non-Santa Clara student crowd, fans were sporting jerseys and cheering on their favorite teams, while enjoying their meals and beers. Customers and chicken lovers are relatively unaffected by this change. “The food isn’t really different, and the atmosphere isn’t really different. It’s still a pretty fun place,” said frequent customer Rick Garcia. Contact Jackie Pearce at jpearce@ or call (408) 554-4852.


The restaurant, located across from Sobrato Hall on the east side of campus, has changed names, and ownership multiple times. It now goes by Wicked Chicken, though the menu has remained the same, and is still as popular with students as it ever was.

Netflix Reverses Course on Service Split Changes go unnoticed by many students Matt Rupel

The Santa Clara To the ranks of New Coke and the Edsel, we can now add Qwikster. Less than a month after announcing a plan to separate its DVD-by-mail and Internet streaming services, Netflix reversed course Monday and said it would keep the two services on a single website. Customers had complained loudly that the plan would have made it more difficult to watch movies. Investors hated it, too. Many Santa Clara students didn’t even notice the change. Sophomore John Lamble said that he uses his parents account. “I just stream movies, so I don’t even use the DVDs except for in the summer.” In the end, the company backed down. But Netflix’s turbulent relationship with subscribers over the last three months raises questions about how it’s being managed during the transition from delivering movies on disc to sending them over the Internet.

Until recently, CEO Reed Hastings had always seemed to possess an uncanny touch. He was the David who crushed goliath Blockbuster and a visionary who foresaw the death of the DVD. He was also a beloved leader who lavished his employees with above-market paychecks and unlimited time off. When Netflix employees were asked to describe Hastings, they often pointed to the George Clooney character in Ocean’s 11. But that cool, smooth operator seems to have vanished. Six months ago, Hastings and Netflix could do no wrong. Today, he and the company are fodder for “Saturday Night Live” skits and targets of venom on socialnetworking sites. Netflix’s about-face initially pleased Wall Street. The stock rose as much as 10 percent in the first minutes of trading. But enthusiasm waned in the afternoon, and Netflix ended the day down 5 percent. Analysts praised Hasting’s attempt at a mea culpa, but the series of missteps has stirred doubts about his leadership at a time when the company faces wrenching industry change and ferocious competition. “They’re making decisions rashly and also potentially out of desperation,” said Tony Wible, an analyst at Janney Capital Markets. Netflix started to resemble a different company last summer.


Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, shown here in one of his company’s sorting facilities, announced Monday that earlier plans to spin off their DVD business have been cancelled. This came after a huge social media backlash and concerns over consumer confusion.

The stock had been on a tear, rising from $110 in July 2010 to more than $290 on July 12, 2011. But on that same day, Hasting’s miscalculations began. That’s when he abruptly announced that Netflix was raising fees for its DVD business by as much as 60 percent. For consumers, the timing could not have been worse. The economy remained stubbornly weak, and they had been given no warning.

They immediately took to Twitter and Facebook with their rants, bashing the company. Once the king of consumer loyalty indexes, Netflix sunk below competitors Blockbuster, Redbox and DirectTV. On Sept. 1, before subscribers’ heads had cooled, Netflix lobbed another grenade: It would no longer stream any content from its powerhouse provider, the premium cable channel Starz. Customers

who subscribed to the DVD service complained they were paying more for less. Then came the coup de grace: the dreaded Qwikster, the new name for the DVD-by-mail service. Contact Matt Rupel at mrupel@ or call (408) 554-4849. Chip Cutter and Michelle Conlin of the Associated Press contributed to this article.



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Feliz Moreno

Madisson Goorman

The Perks of Going Greek

The Influence of Religion at Santa Clara


ast week on campus there was a visible presence of excitement and stress among those future sorority hopefuls and those who have spent numerous hours over the past few weeks in preparation for the four days that would ultimately conclude with each sorority house getting a whole new group of “babies,” also known as potential new members or “PNM’s.” The competition this year was heightened. The number of girls rushing hit an all time high with about 300 girls participating — all vying for a place in one of the four sorority houses at Santa Clara. This meant that while some girls ended the week with balloons and signs welcoming them to their new community, others were not so lucky. While Santa Clara does not recognize the Greek system, the sorority Rush Week turn out reflects that a large percentage of the student body are interested in being Greek. Rush Week was not limited to freshman and everyone was given an equal opportunity by all the sorority houses, which is not necessarily true at some larger colleges across the nation. Even though the rounds and amount of rush days is similar to other colleges, Greek life at Santa Clara is exceptional. This is reflected in the core values and morals that are visibly present throughout campus life here at Santa Clara. I decided to rush this year for a variety of reasons, from the fun events and socials planned throughout the year to the opportunity to be surrounded by girls who are united in the goal to make a positive impact on the community in and around campus. While at first I was a bit hesitant about the time commitment, my anxiety faded when I met the girls involved and saw all the wonderful opportunities sorority life provides. I realized that no matter what house I got a bid from (if any) I would be fortunate to call them sisters. Each girl I have met is not only driven, but also strives to make a lasting impression on the people around her in her own unique way. Being in a sorority not only provides a great network for after college when you start your job search, but it also provides opportunities to heighten your skills in leadership, community service or being there for a friend in need. If you are undecided about rush, I would recommend at least going through the requirement process because it really is a great experience.


Reverend Aimee Moiso speaks to a group of people of various faiths outside of Mission Church before the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Moiso prepares them for what to expect in traditional catholic mass, and the group eventually led the procession of Jesuit priests into the church at the beginning of the mass last Wednesday.


was walking back to my dorm around nine in the evening when I saw a swarm of students making their way towards the Mission Church. It occurred to me that it was time for the Sunday night student mass, but I was surprised to see so many people attending. And I wasn’t the only one surprised. I overheard a girl next to me wonder aloud, “Are all these people going to church?” I was impressed. As a student with a Christian background who has never actively practiced any form of religion, I admire those who commit themselves to their values and beliefs unwaveringly, and those who are willing to sacrifice every Sunday evening to worship any form of higher power. Considering we do attend a Jesuit university, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a good number of students do attend the service on campus, but it does shock me a little because the Jesuit presence on campus is so unimposing. It is subtle enough to make the non-religious feel comfortable, yet still

Madisson Goorman is an undeclared freshman.



available to those who want to practice and investigate their faith. With the arrival of every new school year, Santa Clara’s annual Mass of the Holy Spirit—which I have never attended—arouses many different sentiments in students. I know some were looking forward to attending the service, while a lot of my friends were just grateful for the opportunity to skip their mid-day class on Wednesday. While this may be a cynical way of looking at a religious event, it is nice to know that anyone who comes out and admits they are just looking forward to spending the hour in their dorm room playing Call of Duty will not be discriminated against or looked down upon for not being “religious” enough. But a student could get that experience at any state funded school. So what makes Santa Clara so special? Well, call me a sucker for a good sell, but I honestly believe Santa Clara offers

what it claims—“an education of the whole person.” Yeah, I’m a sap, and I want to be educated in good “habits of mind” and “habits of heart” as the University claims on its website. I don’t want to leave college filled with knowledge and lacking a sense of purpose, and I feel like the Jesuit values here on campus support this personal goal. That is why I chose to go to a Jesuit school, not because I wanted to be forced into attending church or reading the Bible, but because I wanted to be surrounded by a variety of people—people who find their religious practices critical to their sense of purpose, people who could care less about whether a higher power exists or not, and people like me who fall somewhere in between. As a firm believer in the separation of church and education, I love going to a Jesuit school. Feliz Moreno is a sophomore English major and editor of the Opinion section.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR I oppose the course of action the Jesuits choose to take on spending their money. After reading the article “Dreamers” I grew very disappointed with this university. I immediately thought of a variety of my peers that “dreamed” of going to Santa Clara that worked hard through high school, got jobs, paid taxes and Social Security, but were prevented from enrolling because they could not afford the price tag. These American citizens were forbidden from attending an appropriate institution of higher education because of financial strains. Here at Santa Clara, somewhere among us are 25 students that are given the opportunity to attend our fine school for free. The article focuses on their hardships in dealing with racial slurs and the quest to belong. It seems to me, however, that many students deal with these same problems in

journeying to college and receive no financial aid for it. How about Santa Clara opens up the door of opportunity to those American citizens that dream to go to this fine institution? A friend of mine from Australia pays for his student visa, and undergoes countless hours of headaches to study in California legally. Guess what? He pays full price to attend this university. Should he rather forgo reapplying for his visa and petition for this “undocumented” immigrants scholarship? I conclude with the story of the Jack-in-the-Box employee, who, nearly four years after attending college as an illegal immigrant, is fed up with her current position. Yet, after all these years living in our country, she has yet to gain citizenship. How does she expect to gain a job that is “suitable to her merits” if she fails to accomplish this preliminary step? She committed fraud simply to gain her job at a

fast food restaurant! I understand that the process of citizenship is no cakewalk, but it is not nearly as hard as most people claim. With Jerry Brown’s signing of the Dream Act on Saturday it seems as though this problem will simply compound. Let’s hope Santa Clara will stop at 25 if they must have illegal immigrants. Daniel Gherardi Chairman, Santa Clara College Republicans

Articles in the Opinion section represent the views of the individual authors only and not the views of The Santa Clara or Santa Clara University.

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Occupy Wall Street


he Left’s dream of a Tea Party equivalent has come true with the Occupy Wall Street movement. This movement will be consequential. I believe the movement will overtake the political discourse of the 2012 election in much the same way that the Tea Party influenced the 2010 sweep. It has already proven to be as potent or more so than the Tea Party with gatherings, protests and marches spreading from coast to coast and around the world. According to ABC News, the most recent marches had upward of 15,000 participants, including more than 700 protesters who were arrested. I believe union support is proving to be the turning point and is greatly strengthening the movement. While “big labor” might seem like an oxymoron these days, the national labor unions still hold clout and will give the Occupy movement more mainstream acceptance. The success of the Tea Party, and future success of the Occupy Wall Street movements, rests with their goals derived from a perceived notion of economic injustice. What is shared between the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street is their dissatisfaction with the status quo — where they differ is in their priorities and political philosophy. Income inequality in America rivals that of many Third-World countries, and it has for some time. In the United States, the richest 10 percent control two-thirds of Americans’ net

worth. According to the Congressional Budget Office, this is a trend that has been occurring since the late 1970s. The participants of Occupy Wall Street seem to acknowledge these and similar statistics and are demanding a handful of reforms. Fundamentally, they would like the system to stop favoring the wealthy at the expense of the poor. There exists in America a persistent belief that if you play by the rules and try your hardest, you’ll be rewarded. Whether that reward is fame, riches or something else, we all deep down have the sense that we’re destined for greatness (or at least have the ability to achieve it). This belief is false. In the recession even people who have worked hard all their lives and did good things lost jobs, homes and even loved ones. The Occupy movement will allow President Obama to stake out a far more populist message as the campaign gears up. He will be emboldened to take on big business, to the dismay of the Republican nominee. Polls have shown that regardless of ideology, Americans want millionaires to pay a fair share in taxes. And now just as quickly as the Tea Party advanced ground in Washington to a standstill, the administration will be provided cover to advance an agenda of real economic equalization. That is, if they choose to.

This movement will be consequential.

Christopher Babcock of Indiana University.

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Grand Reunion Brings Alumni Together


Grand Reunion particpiants enjoy hors d'oeuveres outside the Refract House at the School of Engineering centennial celebration.

Old friends reconnect over weekend festivities Kathryn Karasek The Santa Clara

The university hosted the third Annual Grand Reunion Weekend at Santa Clara Oct. 6 through Oct. 9. Over 2,500 alumni, family and friends from all over the country celebrated their reunions. The entire weekend was full of activities for the alumni to engage in, but it was also a time for alumni to connect with the schools and the departments that were part of their educational experience.

Santa Clara did its best to make sure the trip was worth their while. As part of their centennial celebration, the School of Engineering kicked off the weekend by hosting Intel CEO Paul Otellini for the President’s Speaker Series on Thursday. They continued the excitement with their Biggest Bash Ever on Saturday at the Refract House on campus. The first big school-wide event, which took place on Saturday morning, was the 5K Bronco Run/Walk that boasted participants spanning the years from the class of 1951 to the class of 2015, and even some possible future Broncos came with their parents to enjoy the festivities. Following the race was an alumni picnic with blow-up obstacle courses, a petting zoo and a live band. Alumni got the chance to relax in the beautiful fall weather, eat and

enjoy time with friends who they may not have seen in a while. Mariel Caballero, class of 2002, was most excited to “see some of my sorority sisters from the class of ’01.” While she still lives in the area, getting back on campus is an exciting opportunity to see her old friends. A.J. Riebli, class of 1991, shared similar sentiments. He was excited to be back on campus to see where it all started, praising the ethics requirement in the Core Curriculum and the University’s focus on social justice. “The world is off its rocker,” said Riebli, “but social justice is embedded in Santa Clara graduates, and that’s a nice thing to have in such a time.” Riebli also brought another exciting idea to campus: a new Pixar animated short film. On the production crew for Pixar Animation Studios,

Riebli demonstrated the strength of a Santa Clara degree, and was proud to bring an exclusive viewing of the new cartoon to campus for his old friends and current students to enjoy. The film will not be released for the general public until 2012. There were also many people on campus that didn’t graduate from Santa Clara, but still contributed to the campus community. Father Peter Pabst, S.J., was a resident minister back in the 1980s and returned to campus to “reconnect and see old friends.” In addition he performed many marriage ceremonies for Santa Clara alumni. He enjoyed “checking in, seeing their kids and how they’re doing. It’s a great time

to renew relationships.” The weekend continued with special lectures from many popular professors including economics Professor Mario Belotti, who spoke about the current economic state in America, and religion professor, Frederick Parrella, who spoke about religion versus spirituality. The returning alumni had a chance to hear from their old teachers without having to do any homework. To find out more about the Alumni Association contact the office or visit their website. Contact Kathryn Karasek at or at (408) 554-1918.

Evanescence’s Great Comeback Album Rock Band returns as an established act James Hill III

The Santa Clara


It’s been five years since Evanescence's last album, but the band is back with a new record and a fresh lineup. Loyal fans won't be dissapointed with their newest offering.

By the time a band has released their third album, a fan base and style have already been established, and fans have had a chance to grow and evolve with the band. At the time when Evanescence released their first major-label album in 2003, "Fallen," most Santa Clara students were somewhere between elementary and middle school. On Oct. 11, eight years after "Fallen" and three years since their last album, "The Open Door," they released their third, self-titled album. Sophomore Kelly Doudell’s first concert was Evanescence back in

2006; however, she said that with such a long time between albums and uncertainty over their status she was “on the verge of not wanting to listen to them again.” The debut single “What You Want” certainly doesn’t disappoint. It was first performed live on MTV after the network realized that the band’s fanbase was still very excited for new material. It is arguably the catchiest song Evanescence has released since “Bring Me to Life,” and its limited chart success is more a testament to the general public’s current tastes than a statement on the song’s quality. Strong drums open before stepping aside in favor of Lee’s dynamic voice, which is joined by the new album’s heavier guitar work for a fine chorus and bridge that serves as the song’s highlight. “My Heart Is Broken” runs through many of the band’s traditional themes while showing off the entire band’s instrumentation.

“Made of Stone” and “The Change,” seem very single worthy, sporting guitar solos and new grooves, but not straying too far from their already successful formula. Evanescence is a high quality album in the older sense of the word; I’m not sure if any of the songs are specific, radio-friendly hit single types, but there isn’t a single “filler” track on the album. Along with the traditional emotions and themes — freedom, love, loss, brokenness and recovery — water ties together

Evanescence: Top tracks: "What you Want," "Made of Stone," "Never go Back," "Swimming Home" Score: !!!!!

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Evanescence Returns




Since going multi-platinum, and winning two Grammy awards in 2003, the band has been significantly retooled. Amy Lee, (pictured above) remains the lead singer.


Construction on the new Graham complex is well underway. The foundation was recently completed, and the first floor walls are already going up. Despite some students' frustrations with the noise, construction continues on unabated.

Question of the Week by Anika


a great deal of the album and provides unity. The songs work well together as a single, hour-long entity instead of the modern, iTunesdriven collection of four minute bursts, including the four songs on the deluxe edition, which I enjoyed as much as the standard twelve. However, “Erase This” and “Sick” are among the heaviest, most rock-oriented songs on the album, “Lost in Paradise” distinctly calls back to the building style of “My Immortal,” and the closing three, “Oceans,” “Never Go Back” and “Swimming Home” (“Never Go Back” is inspired by the tsunami and earthquake in Japan) are an excellent way to finish the album. Amy’s piano playing is present on the entire album as a calming influence. The finale “Swimming Home” showcases her newlylearned harp play and the trip-hop/ electro styles that colored some of her now-scrapped solo album work while providing quite the interesting way to end the album. Junior Juan Miguel Baluyut said that he

“thoroughly enjoyed” the album, adding “it was a flashback of the music I enjoyed in my younger years. The album is a statement of how Evanescence still has it after five years of inactivity.” After listening to the new work, Doudell said, “(Lee’s) voice is so exquisite and unique that it is impossible not to appreciate” and that she enjoys “how authentic and soulful their music truly is.” The album as a whole was finally what it took to both establish their previous greatness and set the band on their road for the future. When it comes to individual songs that will get hundreds of plays on your iPod or get remembered as a “Song of the Year,” this third album isn’t quite as strong as either of their previous two. In the end, when it comes to the simple question of quality as an album-centered band, Evanescence may very well be better than ever. Contact James Hill III at jhill@ or at (408) 554-1918.

How do you deal with stress now that midterms are coming up?

Keli Hashimoto, ’14

Kendal Crist, ’14

Malika Williams, '14

Pearl Wong, ’12

Lauren Orlando, ’12

I like to run. It makes me feel better.

Taking time to do the things you enjoy, working out, watching TV and going to eat with friends.

I drink a double-shot of Espresso.

I usually ignore my studies and watch a movie or cook a complicated dinner to get my mind off things.

I like carving lithographs in the art room.

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TOP REASONS TO LEAVE YOUR COUCH THIS WEEK 10/16 | SUNDAY Men's Water Polo vs. UCLA Time: 12:00 p.m. Location: Sullivan Aquatic Center Why Go? Pull for your ranked Broncos to upset UCLA who is ranked No. 3 in the country. Women's Soccer vs. USF Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Buck Shaw Stadium Why Go? The Broncos, ranked No. 15 in the country, finish a ninegame homestand against WCC rival USF.


10/13 | THURSDAY Study Abroad Events: Can I Afford To Go Abroad? Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Location: Sobrato Hall, Room 19 Why Go? Worried about how to pay for a study abroad program? This is where you want to go: find out about financial aid, scholarships and grants. Women's Volleyball vs. Pepperdine Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Leavey Center Why Go? Support the Broncos against WCC rival Pepperdine.

10/14 | FRIDAY CLC Leadership Information Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Campus Ministry Why Go? Learn about this new program from Campus Ministry and figure out if you want to be part of the leadership group. Last Day to Withdraw From Classes Without a "W" Time: Before 5:00 p.m. Location: On eCampus Why Go? Last chance to withdraw without a "W" permanently on your transcript.

10/15 | SATURDAY

10/17 | MONDAY

Santa Clara Open House Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: Campus-wide Why Go? If you've got friends or family interested in Santa Clara, get them here. Continues Sunday.

Ethics At Noon: Ethics, Innovation and Running a Green Company Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Location: Lucas Hall, Forbes Family Conference Center Why Go? Hear Inc Magazine's 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year speak about his experiences leading a modern green company.

Fall Dance Festival Time: 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Location: Mayer Theatre, Fess Parker Studio Theatre Why Go? See our talented dancers in their annual fall extravaganza. (Also Sunday 2-4 p.m.)

Catholic 101 Time: 8:00 p.m. Location: Mission Church Why Go? Further your understanding of Catholicism.

10/18 | TUESDAY Study Abroad Info Events Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Various Locations Why Go? A number of information sessions are available for students exploring study abroad possibilities.

10/19 | WEDNESDAY Civil Society Institute Lectures: Tomas Sedlacek, The Economics of Good and Evil Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Location: Daly Science Room 207 Why Go? A discussion about how history, religion, myth, ethics and good/evil factor into economics. Brothers And Others Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: University Library, Viewing Room A Why Go? Remembering 9/11 Film Series continues.

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WCC STANDINGS Men's Soccer Team San Francisco Saint Mary's San Diego SANTA CLARA Gonzaga LMU Portland

WCC 3-0-1 2-0-2 2-1-1 2-2-0 2-2-1 1-3-0 0-4-1

Overall 5-4-2 3-3-5 5-5-1 6-3-3 4-5-2 3-9-0 5-6-2

Women's Soccer Team No. 8 Pepperdine No. 19 SANTA CLARA BYU San Diego San Francisco Gonzaga Saint Mary's LMU Portland

WCC 2-0-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-2 0-1-1 0-1-1 0-1-0

Overall 10-0-4 8-1-4 7-4-2 6-7-0 4-9-0 7-4-2 9-3-2 6-5-2 5-6-1

WCC 5-0 4-1 4-1 3-2 3-2 2-3 2-4 1-5 0-6

Overall 11-5 18-1 12-6 14-5 10-8 7-9 8-10 7-12 6-11

UPCOMING GAMES Men's Soccer Santa Clara @ LMU Santa Clara @ San Diego LMU @ Santa Clara San Diego @ Santa Clara Santa Clara @ San Francisco Saint Mary's @ Santa Clara

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Women's Soccer BYU @ Santa Clara San Francisco @ Santa Clara Santa Clara @ Portland Santa Clara @ Gonzaga Pepperdine @ Santa Clara Santa Clara @ LMU

Women's Volleyball Pepperdine @ Santa Clara Santa Clara @ Saint Mary's LMU @ Santa Clara San Francisco @ Santa Clara BYU @ Santa Clara Santa Clara @ Pepperdine

Club Hockey Takes to the Ice Team makes name for itself with range of personalities Tom Schreier

The Santa Clara

Women's Volleyball Team No. 19 Pepperdine No. 17 San Diego San Francisco BYU LMU SANTA CLARA Saint Mary's Portland Gonzaga

Thursday, October 13, 2011

BRONCO BRIEFS Men's Water Polo The No. 18 Broncos (11-10) traveled on the road and upset No. 10 UC Davis (16-7) by a score of 9-6 on Sunday. Santa Clara was able to avenge a prior defeat at the hands of the Aggies earlier in the season. Leading the way for the Broncos were Marcus Akerland, Theo Nasser and Brian Zylstra, all of whom scored two goals. Senior goalie Michael Wishard had 13 saves on the day. Santa Clara will host No. 3 UCLA (11-3) at noon on Oct. 26.

The Santa Clara club ice hockey team, which last season finished fourth place in the Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association, has a wide range of personalities. Joobin Mozaffarimehr has played hockey since he was five years old. After playing for the Junior Sharks he went to Walpole, Massachusetts, just south of Boston, to pursue Division I hockey, but was never given a roster spot at the NCAA level. He currently plays club hockey at Santa Clara, where the team is entering its fifth season since becoming officially recognized as a club sport back in 2006. “I went out (East) wanting to play Division I,” said Mozaffarimehr. “But... if you have size and finesse, they’re going to take that player over just finesse and small.” The roster on the official team site does not have his height listed, but he is clearly south of six feet tall. Now, he just plays hockey for fun. “I’m the resident goon, I guess,” Mozaffarimehr said. “When I first came in I didn’t understand. I came from a league where you’re allowed to fight.” Fighting is allowed in junior hockey leagues, which are designed to get players ready for professional hockey, but not allowed in college at any level — club or NCAA. “Last year I probably had more games suspended than I played,” admitted Mozaffarimehr. Jackson Morgus is another player that has aspirations beyond the club level. This season Morgus tried out for the Stockton Thunder, a minor league affiliate of the San Jose Sharks. He was among one of the last players cut. “I felt I was in a good spot,” said Morgus, who was planning on returning to Santa Clara for his senior year regardless if he made the team. Among the 30 participants at the camp was a player who played over 100 games of experience in the National Hockey League and another player who had been the second-leading scorer in the league in which the Thunder compete. Other players at the camp had played at Division I programs in the Midwest or East Coast. “The thing that had gotten me prepared is basically just the fact that I had been playing and had been working hard preparing myself for that,” said Morgus. “The Santa Clara program facilitated it.” Chris Tanzola is from Mullica Hill, New Jersey and went to high school in Philadelphia. He is a huge Philadelphia Flyers fan and can be seen wearing the team colors around campus. Team captain Brett Johnson is from nearby Morgan Hill and started a hockey


Goalkeeper Christina Wood stands in front of the net for the Santa Clara club ice hockey team. Wood is the only female on the team, and switched from roller hockey to ice hockey during high school.

team at Bellarmine College Preparatory. He has been playing hockey since age five. The team goaltender, Christina Wood, is the only woman on the team. She grew up playing roller hockey in Monterey, California. From an early age, Wood decided to break the local stereotype for female athletes, saying she didn’t want to play softball like everyone else. With that decision in mind, Wood transitioned from roller hockey to the ice during high school. She has grown up playing with ‘the boys.’ Head coach Brian Gray, an Ottawa, Canada native who has coached hockey in the Bay Area, enters his first season at the helm knowing he has got to get this group to mesh. So far, Gray has been commended by his players. “He’s done a pretty good job with what we have,” said Wood, “because this is the widest range of skills I’ve ever played with.” Gray understands that is the nature of the beast with club hockey. “With Santa Clara being a Jesuit university and a top-notch education, (hockey


Women's Volleyball The Broncos were unable to pass their road test at the University of San Francisco (12-6; 4-1) on Saturday, falling in four sets to the Dons. The game scores were 28-26, 16-25, 31-29 and 25-20. Katheirne Douglas led Santa Clara (7-9; 2-3) with 14 kills and 11 digs. Next up for the Broncos is a home game against No. 19 Pepperdine (11-5; 5-0) on Oct. 13, at 6 p.m.

Men's Soccer Santa Clara (6-3-3; 2-2-0) was unable to avoid falling out of the national rankings after getting shut out for the second consecutive game, falling 2-0 at Saint Mary's (3-3-5; 2-0-2) last Friday. Agustin Cazarez and Julian Godinez each had a goal apiece for the Gaels. The Broncos will travel to Los Angeles on Friday where they will take on Loyola Marymount (3-9-0; 1-3-0).

Erik Hurtado Soccer The junior forward was recently named West Coast Conference 'Player of the Month' for September. Hurtado earned backto-back WCC 'Player of the Week' honors on Sept. 12 and 19. He had 40 shots, 12 points, four goals and four asists throughout the month, all of which were league bests.

is) a bonus,” said Gray. “The kids want that top-notch education and they see that Santa Clara has a club team, that kind of helps them along.” Gray has encouraged diligence on his team, ensuring that the players show up to practice every day and remain in good condition if they want to achieve their ultimate goal in the PCHA: the Adams Cup. “He’s a little serious for my taste,” admitted Mozaffarimehr. “I was just one of those kids who didn’t show up for practices last season. I just showed up for games, I didn’t care." “But this season if I don’t show up, I don’t play," said Mozaffarimehr. "It’s not worth it.” The hard work has paid off so far as the Broncos have already defeated two Division II teams, Cal and Stanford, by wide margins. In two contests, Santa Clara beat the Cardinals 8-6 and 14-5. The Broncos shut out the Golden Bears, 10-0.

Contact Tom Schreier at tschreier@scu. edu or (408) 551-1918.

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Strides Made at Gator Invite NBA Cancels First

Two Weeks of Season

Two Broncos set record times in San Francisco

Lockout drags on as both sides "very far apart"

Ryan Marshall

The Santa Clara The Santa Clara men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in the Gator Invitational in San Francisco this past Friday. Several Broncos posted personal bests in their races, with the women’s and men’s teams finishing 5th and 6th respectively. The meet was hosted by San Francisco State University and was held at Golden Gate Park. The Santa Clara cross country program made some great strides. In the men’s 8K course, freshman Tony Ferrari was out ahead for the Broncos coming in 23rd place with a personal best, 26:03. Teammate Marcos Hinojosa followed closely behind, crossing the line just seven seconds later for a 25th place finish in a field of 163. The Bronco women were led by junior Hayley Ney in the 6K invitational, who finished in 14th place out of the field of 135. Ney ran the course in 23:14, a pace just 11 seconds behind her personal best – which she set one year ago in the same event. “It was a little bit of a frustrating race for me this year since in 2010 I PR-ed at this (event),” Ney said in an email. “I wasn’t aware of exactly how close I was; however, I can usually judge how I’m doing based off of what (head coach) Felipe (Montoro) is saying to me towards the end of the race.” Arriving shortly behind Ney was fellow junior Erin Hartwig, who eclipsed her personal best for the 6K by a mere four seconds. Her time of 23:27 was enough for her to climb into 23rd place overall. However, Hartwig didn’t see the point in stopping there. A personal best is only just that until a new one is set — a goal for every runner at any level of competition. “After feeling as good as I did at Gator,” said Hartwig in an email, “only PR-ing by a little bit definitely makes me want to push myself even harder to see what else I can accomplish.” With the Bronco Invitational and the West Coast Conference Championships coming up in the next two weeks, the Gator Invitational was essential for those players who hadn’t competed in recent weeks. Montoro, in his seventh year as the Broncos' head coach, outlined the cross country team’s two preceding weeks by highlighting the fact

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Hayley Ney runs in the Gator Invitational, which was hosted by San Francisco State and held at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Ney placed 14th with a time of 23:14.

that certain meets specifically limit entries to 10 athletes (and sometimes fewer). “Two weeks prior to the Gator was the Stanford Invitational, and they limit entries to 10,” said Montoro. “The following week the women went up to Willamette (University) in Salem, Oregon, and we only took seven athletes to that meet. (The Gator Invite) was an opportunity for (everyone) to get back and competing again.” Hartwig and the rest of her teammates will have one more chance to set new personal records heading into the postseason. Hosting the annual Bronco Invitational this weekend in Sunnyvale is something for which players and coaches alike are excited. Part of that optimism comes from the success they had in San Francisco. “I was really pleased with how we ran this past weekend," said Hartwig. "I was most impressed with how packed up our team was

and I think that’s something that will really help us for the Bronco (Invitational) and going into the postseason; a lot of the girls running at similar speeds definitely speaks to the amount of depth we have this year.” Montoro spoke not only for himself, but also for the entire team as he looks forward to both the competition and the excitement of hosting an event. “We’re very excited; it’s our biggest invite yet in terms of participation from other universities, and it’s probably the most competitive as well," said Montoro. "For us, particularly, it’s an exciting opportunity to compete at home even though it’s not really on campus.” Santa Clara's annual Bronco Invitational is this Saturday at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale with events beginning at 8 a.m. Contact Ryan Marshall at or (408) 5511918.

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Saying he was sad and sorry, the National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the season Monday, after players and owners were unable to reach a new labor deal to end the lockout. With the forthcoming work stoppage, the NBA risks alienating a fan base that sent the league's revenues and TV ratings soaring during the 2010-11 season. This loyal following has multiple extensions at Santa Clara University, where students have felt the impact of the lockout. “If the lockout isn't resolved it will create a domino effect of problems,” said sophomore Darren Velasco, a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers. “The great players in this current season will have major drop offs in their career statistics, hurting their careers as a whole.” Many of these great players have bolted for contracts overseas in such places as Europe and Australia. Although the NBA has been praised for being an internationally diverse league, with a new influx of foreign players each year, Velasco does not like the idea of iconic players leaving their American fans behind. “With a season not happening, the bottom line is the players we know and love only waste away in other countries and leagues instead of wearing the colors and jerseys they're known for representing,” said Velasco. Santa Clara sophomore Jay Dubashi also expressed his displeasure with the current NBA situation. “There’s a lot of things wrong with the current labor agreement,” said the Boston Celtics fan. “Fully guaranteed contracts, no cutting players, no hard (salary) cap. Basketball can’t survive in that kind of environment. Only a few teams are making a profit."

With just three weeks remaining before the start of the season, top negotiators for both sides met for more than seven hours Monday, but were unable to reach an agreement. "The gap is so significant that we just can't bridge it at this time," said Stern. "We certainly hoped it would never come to this," he said of the NBA's first work stoppage since the 1998-99 season was reduced to 50 games. "This is not where we choose to be," union president Derek Fisher said. "We're not at a place where a fair deal can be reached with the NBA." Stern said both sides are "very far apart on virtually all issues... we just have a gulf that separates us." Opening night was scheduled for Nov. 1, and the cancellation includes all games scheduled to be played through Nov. 14. Now with the current lockout, neither players nor owners will have any chance of making a profit. In fact, the cost of cancellations would be staggering. Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said the league would lose hundreds of millions of dollars, while the union executive director Billy Hunter estimated players' losses at $350 million for each month they were locked out. As the lockout drags on, Stern's legacy as one of sports' best commissioners is weakened. Although he hasn't said when he will retire, he did say this will be his last collective bargaining agreement negotiation after nearly 28 years of running the league. He has insisted he wouldn't worry about the damage to his reputation and that his only concern would be getting the deal his owners need. It's uncertain when that will be. The sides didn't agree until Jan. 6 in 1999, just before the deadline for canceling that entire season. The league ended up with a 50-game schedule, often plagued by poor play as teams were forced to fit too many games in too small of a window. Contact Nick Ostiller at nostiller@ or (408) 551-1918. The Associated Press contributed to this report.


SPORTS Thursday, October 13, 2011

Nick Ostiller

Al Davis: A Mixed Legacy A

l Davis, who was considered one of the greatest villains in American sports for the better part of 40 years, passed away this week. He was 82. The longtime owner was both hated and loved, irking some with his assertive arrogance while receiving praise from others for his unwavering philosophy. These contradictory traits were precisely the reason the death of this football fixture elicited such mixed reactions. Contemptuous, enterprising, quarrelsome, belligerent: This is how many people saw Al Davis, the villain. Ever since joining the Raiders as head coach and general manager in 1963, Davis ran things the way he wanted, whether anybody else liked it or not. His motto for the team was simple: “Just win, baby.” And his team listened, compiling their first winning record in franchise history the year he arrived, before going on to win three Superbowls during his tenure. The Raiders played an angry and aggressive style of football, no doubt mirroring their owner’s personality. Davis was also credited with introducing the signature team logo that has survived to this day. Davis’ relentless search for the most lucrative location for his Raiders to call home led to legal troubles and rifts with fellow owners, who unanimously voted against the Raiders’ potential relocation to Los Angeles. Davis, in line with his "my way or the highway" philosophy, sued the league and eventually had his Raiders moved down south. However, the team used a former middle school as their practice facility in Los Angeles, which had been left decrepit by the time Davis moved the Raiders back to Oakland after 12 years. The facility was in such disrepair that millions of dollars were needed to bring it up to code and turn it back into a school. The neighborhood rejoiced the departure of Davis and his imperious organization, yet Los Angeles to this day remains without an NFL team and has only one Superbowl championship on which to reflect. That championship was courtesy of Davis’ Raiders. Davis was not completely a bully. Proud of his Jewish heritage and sensitive to anti-Semitism, Davis did not tolerate prejudice and racism within his organization. In 1963, he refused to let the Raiders play a preseason game in Mobile, Alabama, amid segregation laws. There were other heroic triumphs for Davis, who was responsible for hiring Art Shell as the first African-American head coach in the modern era, as well as making Amy Trask the league’s first female chief executive. These were the two sides to Al Davis. He defined the Raiders for five decades and his legacy will not soon be forgotten. The day after his death, his Raiders took the field in Houston, the city where Davis helped move the 1965 all-star game after he refused to let it be played in a racially divided New Orleans. Despite being out-gained 473278 in the game, the Raiders still found a way to “just win, baby.”

Broncos Rally Past Saint Mary's


Sophomore Sarah Jackson keeps the ball away from a Saint Mary's defender during the Santa Clara's 2-1 victory over Saint Mary's Sunday at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Broncos came from behind to earn the win in overtime, notching their fifth consecutive victory overall. Santa Clara has not lost since a 2-0 loss to Stanford on Sept. 18.

Goal in extra time lifts team to fifth straight win Gabe Taylor

The Santa Clara One week after notching a hat trick, freshman Sofia Huerta emerged as the aggressor on offense once again. The forward struck with the two goals, including the game-winner in extra time, to help No. 19 Santa Clara overcome Saint Mary's by a score of 2-1 and improve to 8-1-4 (1-0 in the WCC). After losing to Stanford 2-0 on Sept. 18, the Broncos responded with four consecutive shutout victories before Sunday's conference-opening win. Santa Clara has outscored their last five opponents 14-1. “The coaching staff has figured

out how to best utilize our players,” said head coach Jerry Smith. “That has allowed us to settle into a little bit of rhythm.” A slow tempo accompanied the start of the match, with the ball dancing around midfield for the greater part of the first half. Scoring chances were few and rare to come by. “We didn’t play up to our potential,” admitted Huerta. But the sluggish first half preceded a boost in energy when the teams returned to the field after halftime. The Gaels drew first blood just a few minutes into the second half, when Caroline Kreuz threaded a ball through to Christina Tognetti. Racing past two defenders, Tognetti slotted the ball around Bronco goalie Bianca Henninger to put Saint Mary’s up 1-0. That lead, however, did not last long. With 35 minutes remaining in the match, Huerta took charge,

connecting with the net on a 23yard strike that sailed past the goalie’s outstretched arms. “Sofia is starting to realize the awesome potential she has,” said Smith. Santa Clara continued to pressure Saint Mary’s for the remainder of the half, but was unable to grab hold of the lead. “We all have the mentality of having no fear in the attacking third,” said Huerta. At the end of regulation the scoreboard read 1-1, and the teams funneled off the field in preparation for extra time. Just over six minutes into the golden goal overtime, Huerta intercepted a pass from the Gael’s goalkeeper. Seeing an opening, she dashed towards the goal, and sent the ball into the back of the net. “The way that our team is connecting, I think we’re all on the same page now,” said Huerta, noting that the team’s chemistry is

progressing. Emptying onto the field, the Broncos’ bench accompanied the rest of the team in celebrating the come-from-behind victory. “Now that we finally have started to win, I think we know how much better it feels to actually come out with a ‘W,’ rather than playing 110 minutes and tying or losing,” said Huerta. After sitting on the sideline against San Diego State, Henninger returned to the lineup Sunday, turning away six of the seven shots on goal. Santa Clara, looking to extend its season-long winning streak to six games, returns to Buck Shaw Stadium tonight to host Brigham Young University at 7 p.m. “We really want this win,” said Huerta. “And I think we’re going to get it.” Contact Gabe Taylor at gtaylor@ or (408) 551-1918.

Must See: Bronco Women's Soccer




1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16 at Buck Shaw Stadium For a complete schedule of games, see page 10.

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