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Volume CXIV • Issue 16

Friday, February 17, 2017

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Opposition follows recent Office of Residence Life decision

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SGA describes its role by JAY RUNGTA Staff Writer

unanimously voted upon. He noted that this was not the first time the SGA has been used as a means to challenge administrative decision, recalling the efforts of Senator Colin Aitken and his Committee on Club Sports Improvement, which focused on returning Physical Examination credit to students actively engaged in Stevens club sports. Trina Ballantyne, Dean of Residence Life, is aware of the kickback from the Stevens community, but offers a different perspective. “We are now defining the meal plan with food,” Ballantyne said, noting that many students utilize DuckBills in other capacities, such as buying toiletries or apparel. “There

In its official capacity, the Student Government Association stands to “provide for the general welfare of the Student Body” and “govern the Student Body, and represent its interest”. Essentially the SGA is the backbone of the Steven’s student body, but to most students its actual job may be not as clear as it should be. The SGA’s job in a nutshell is to act as an advocating body for students. It bridges the gap between Steven’s administration and Steven’s students, ensuring student interests are made apparent to the administration and provide insight from the administration to students. It works with the students, the faculty, and the administration to come to solutions on a wide range of problems ranging from water fountains, to the overall plan and direction of Stevens. In the words of SGA President Thomas Daly, “The SGA make strides for the students to ensure their voice is heard and that their education and student experience is the best it possibly can be.” After understanding what it is responsible for, it becomes safe to assume that there is always

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Office of Residence Life

by OLIVIA SCHREIBER Staff Writer

Over 600 Stevens students have signed a petition formally requesting the Office of Residence Life to reconsider the newest housing policies which now mandate the purchase of any meal plan through Stevens dining services and no longer require students to purchase DuckBills. Patrick Murray, along with all Stevens housing residents, received an email from the Office of Residence Life outlining the housing and dining changes two weeks ago. As a Student Leased Housing (SLH) resident, Murray was immediately impelled to initiate the petition to remedy what was, in his opinion, an unjustifiable and poorly-advertised change. “There

are 542 residents in Student Leased Housing,” stated Murray, who performed various calculations including average weighted distance between SLH and campus (0.83 miles) and breakdown of the least expensive meal plan offered. For students opting to choose the 25 meals per semester meal plan—priced currently at $350— the cost per meal is $14, which exceeds the retail price of dinner at Pierce Dining Hall. “This change is frustrating given that none [of the SLH students] were spoken to previously.” Murray approached the Student Government Association to determine a way to bridge the gap between the students and the Office of Residence Life. SGA President Tommy Daly is very excited to see students voicing their

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opinions in a proactive manner. “[The SGA] is very excited to see students taking an active role to bring about effective change,” said Daly, because “for us, it is crucial for students to understand that they can take control of their education and student experience.” This past Sunday, with the help of senior SGA Senator Andy Waldron, a proclamation was proposed and in its most current form reads, “[…] the 103rd Senate of the Student Government Association declares their support for the removal of meal plan requirements for Stevens Leased Housing Residents, as we believe this policy change is without the consultation of the Stevens community.” Daly noted that the proclamation was discussed, but ultimately

President Trump’s National Security Advisory resigns by ALEX MURTAGH Staff Writer

On Monday, Feb. 13, national security advisor former General Michael Flynn resigned. Flynn’s resignation comes amid his misreporting of conversations he had with the Russian ambassador back in December. Although it is normal for an incoming presidential administration to talk with foreign leaders, it is the content of the conversation that is creating controversy. Originally, Flynn told Vice President Mike Pence about the conversation and what was discussed. It was later reported by leaks from within the national security agencies, that Flynn had either forgotten or intentionally forgot to tell the vice president that he had also discussed lifting the sanctions on Russia. This lack of information sparked a brief period of chaos in the White House that eventually lead to Flynn’s resignation. The real story begins back in December with multiple phone calls to the Russian Ambassador. When the story broke about the phone calls in mid-January, very few details were made public. Press secretary Sean Spicer said

that the phone call was only about the logistic surrounding a phone call between President Trump and President Vladimir Putin. When pressed on the issue Spicer said that nothing else was discussed in the phone call. The following day Pence contacted Flynn to confirm if what Spicer had was true. Flynn responded in the same way the Spicer did by confirming that nothing else was discussed. This phone call occurred at the same time the Obama administration was announcing new sanctions against Russia for interference in the US presidential election, as well as the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from within the United States. These events could have had a major impact on the conversations between Flynn and the ambassador. If the conversation did turn in a bad direction with Russia making threats against the US, this discussion could have potentially saved both countries a future dispute. On the other hand, this could have been an inappropriate move on Flynn’s part that would lead to the controversy we have seen so far. It could have even been a mixture of the two, but unless the transcripts of the conversation are released we will never know.

At the time it had appeared that this conversation had been laid to rest. However behind the scenes, then acting attorney general Sally Yates, informs the white house counsel about the potentially misleading statements. She warned that this could potentially lead the Russians to blackmail Flynn due to his full conversation not yet becoming public. The white house chose to dismiss the concern citing the reason that Flynn had in no way broken the law. The matter of Flynn breaking the law is now in question due to the Logan Act, which bars US citizens from communicating with any foreign nation over disputes with the United States. It is important to note that this act has never been enforced, mainly due to its obscurity. In early February Flynn sat down for an interview with the Washington Post in which he claimed, once again, that there had been no discussion of sanctions. The following day the Post followed up with Flynn only to learn from a spokesperson that Flynn said he could not be sure that the topic had not come up

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Off Center discusses its creative process by MARK KRUPINSKI Staff Writer

An Off Center rehearsal is filled with chatter from its members brainstorming. “Will this be funny? Can we use this prop? What should we fine tune to make it funnier?” Within these discussions (and the interview) Off Center members gave many small side jokes that would make anyone laugh. “It’s a creative and high energy club,” said President of Off Center, Chris Fitzgerald, when asked to described Off Center. Off Center is the Stevens Comedy Club. The club puts on two improv and two sketch shows each semester. Fitzgerald is in charge of ensuring sure this happens, “I oversee and make sure the shows get done.” Vice President Alex Molwitz assists Chris by scheduling the flight rehearsals, which are rehearsals for the sketch shows. In this weekend’s show, Syriasly, Fitzgerald said that “any Hamilton fans or culture club fans” should come out to the show. Alex broadened the message by mentioning that anyone with an iPhone should attend. “If you’ve got a big

[expletive], you’re going to want to be at the next off center show,” said David Estrada, who described himself as a general in his third year of service. “I want someone to come to the show with a sock in their pants and say ‘I heard this is where the people with the big [expletive] come’”. How does Off Center create a show such as the one this weekend? “For every show, we start with nothing and get to the point where we create an hour-long show” said Fitzgerald. They pitch ideas, write them, and figure out what roles everyone has. For each show, the process is divided into two parts: the first part focuses on the writing the script for the show and picking the sketches, while the second part focuses on recruiting people for each role and practicing the sketches. Off Center aims to create sketches that are fun to perform in and fun to watch. The sketches they create are akin to those on Saturday Night Live and criticize elements of Stevens and everyday society. For example, this weekend’s show pokes fun at a recent ruling the Stevens administration see OFF CENTER • Page 7

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Explore your passions Commuter dilemma Trend alert

What are your long weekend plans? Polling Pierce

Personal Branding

Pita Pit

Stuff to Love

Apps for the Apple

Graduation countdown

Adele vs. Beyonce

Holidays of Love

OPINION 2-3

CAMPUS PULSE 4-5

NEWS 6-8

Club volleyball beats Princeton Dello Russo earns second athelete of the week award Womens’ basketball wins

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SPORTS 10


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Explore your passions, hone your craft Let’s take a quick step back a couple years to the time before design reports where I was still deciding on which college to go to. Or rather, in my particular case, whether it’s Stevens or panic because I didn’t apply anywhere else. Oops. When I came to this campus, I expected computers, robots, and chess on the quad. I mean, I wasn’t disappointed, but there was something particularly interesting. My tour guide majored in Music and Technology there was a band playing

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have preconceptions like that but was I really the only one coming into college with preconceptions? After being here a little while I begin to see more of what makes people happy to be alive. Of course our craft should give us purpose but I fear for a future that lacks in people cherishing and honing their passions. I hope the electrical engineer with an interest in music picks up her guitar and plays once in a while and I hope the computer scientist with a passion for the theater au-

ditions for the play in the spring. Passion is expression and suppressing it will only cause you more stress. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I would like any more stress this semester. As always, thank you for reading and see you next week!

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on the lawn. There was more to this environment than STEM related activities. Upon coming here I realize that everyone has one or two very interesting passions that have nothing to do with their major. I was concerned coming to Stevens as a Software Engineering major who plays the drums and practices karate. How on Earth would I fit in with a bunch of people I expected to be religiously into robotics and programming and have never sung a single note? Shame on me for

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by KATIE BROWN

Senior Chemical Engineering Major

Well seniors, the countdown begins. There are less than 100 days till graduation and I am honestly unsure how I want to process it. If overthinking was a class here I would have definitely aced it, so I’m genuinely surprised that I am not freaking out. As much as dates are just a number, hitting double digits until graduation has a lot more weight to it. To keep it brief, I am in shock, and I’m actively trying to not think about graduating. I’m in a state of shock for the most cliche reason, I literally don’t know where the time went. I still vividly remember my first visit to Stevens when I was literally dragged to the

campus. I never wanted to go to a school in state. I never wanted to go to a small school. I never wanted to come to a school that didn’t have a football team. My angsty 17 year old self plopped down into Undergraduate Admissions having a preconceived notion that I was going to hate this school. It’s really a funny point to make because junior year of high school me wanted nothing to do with Stevens, and now senior year of college me obviously thinks otherwise. It seems like yesterday I was visiting for the first time, receiving my acceptance, coming for Pre-Orientation, et cetera that I feel like I did not have a chance to really process it all. In a blink of an eye, I got to less than 100 days left and in the next blink I’ll probably be walking out of graduation asking myself “when did this happen?” Through the complaining about Senior Design and trying to figure out what the word technogenesis means, all seniors could probably agree that they don’t know where the time went as well. Even to the folk who are ready to bust out and start the rest of their lives, they

have to admit that the last four to five years passed like it was nothing. Being in the double digits with days left until graduation is a warning flag in many ways. Between finishing up classes, finding a job, enjoying the last Tuesdays at Biergarten, it feels like there is a countdown clock ticking in the back of my head, maybe even a time bomb. But to quote the ever glorious Lin Manuel Miranda, “That clock you hear is the sound of your own heart.” It might make sense to hit the panic button and try to fit everything in before “the clock runs out” until graduation but there isn’t a clock, all there is is you. Honestly, there is no

point in worrying about how many days there are left because it isn’t about what you can squeeze in – it’s about what memories you can make. I’m actively not thinking about it because I’m not trying to race against a clock. If anything, I’m trying to embrace it. So I might be in shock and trying not to think about graduating but I still need to get to graduation. There might be double digit days left but there are still hundreds of things we seniors need to get done, the finishing aspect is something that cannot be forgotten. Now is such a confusing yet exciting time of our Stevens career but nonetheless, let the countdown begin.

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Mind of a Freshman

Commuter dilemma

by AUDREY DSOUZA

Freshman Business and Technology Major

I always like to use this column to convey how I feel about major issues freshman may be facing. Right now, the biggest thing on my mind is what I’ll be doing for housing next year. First of all, I should clarify: I did receive multiple roommate offers. Try for River with three other friends, try to get Jonas with my current

roommate, rooming with my closest friend in my major (meaning perfectly synced schedules), living with friends in an off campus apartment. Or, break everyone’s heart and commute. I might just be naive, but how bad can commuting possibly be? If I schedule all my classes to two or three days a week, I only need to come up here two or three times. Sure, I’ll be here like from 9 AM to past midnight on those days, but I can sleep in for the rest of them. Get a part time job maybe. Plus, I can do a lot more for my family. Help out my sick mom with housework a little bit, be there for my angsty middle school brother, be less of a financial burden to my dad who’s between jobs. And

it would only be for one semester, because spring semester I kind of want to study abroad. With the money I save, it would be possible. I have talked to several commuters. People that commute from 20 minutes away, people that commute from a hour plus away, a few in between. A few that drive, a few that take public transportation. The consensus is that commuting sucks. It really does. It takes away from your free time. It takes away from your ability to participate in the clubs you want, and go to the events you really want to go to, and ultimately takes energy out of your already tiring day. But, as one of them told me, “You save a sh*t ton of money. College is so expensive.”

Commuting feels like the responsible choice. I can never get work study, because I have more scholarship than my EFC. It doesn’t mean my parents are rich. Commuting means saving ten to fifteen thousand a year. That’s like six months worth of mortgage payments for my parents. And don’t get me started on this meal plan situation. The fact that silver had practically doubled was so ridiculous. Pierce never has the breadsticks they claim they have on their online menu. Why should I pay to be lied to? Some of my friends are supportive. They say, “Aw, Audrey! If you ever need to crash in my room, my door’s always open.” Others make it a point to dissuade me. “If you be-

come a commuter,” they say, “I’ll never see you ever again!” or “Don’t do it, you’ll hate yourself.” It’s true. There is an opportunity cost. Those late Friday night/ Saturday morning walks, I can’t have any more of those. I can’t play card games until 2 AM, because I’ll have to be awake enough to drive home. I get tired thinking about it. I do think though that dorming first semester was the best choice. It was crucial to form strong friendships with girls on my floor. To have an RA as a resource, to maximize my “playtime” because my bed was a five minute walk (at most) away. To meet my awesome roommate, whose personality is the same as mine, yet different in so many

ways. I just can’t decide, if I should “play” for one more year. If it’s okay for me to stay under this protection my parents foot the bill for called “living on campus”. I did learn and grow a lot by staying away from them, but is it time to go back home? I don’t know. Commuting would make my life harder. I’ll be separated from my friends. I can come around for them, and actually, I can drive if we want to go somewhere out of the NYC area. I only have two more weeks to think about it, so I’m thinking hard every day. I really love it here. But does doing what you want, what you’re comfortable with to allow you to grow? That’s something else I’m thinking about.


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Scientific Curmudgeon

What is philosophy’s point, if it can’t discover truth?

by JOHN HORGAN CAL Professor

I’ve been hobnobbing with philosophers more than usual lately. Over the last 18 months, I’ve attended several conferences with philosophical themes, eavesdropped on graduate seminars, interviewed prominent philosophers and joined a philosophy salon in New York City. These interactions have me brooding, once again, over the old philosophical conundrum: What is philosophy? What is

its purpose? Its point? The traditional answer is that philosophy seeks truth. But several prominent scientists, notably Stephen Hawking, have contended that philosophy has no point, because science, a far more competent truth-seeking method, has rendered it obsolete. But can something pleasurable be pointless? I enjoy philosophy when it’s well done–hell, even sometimes when it’s not, for the same reason I sometimes enjoy lousy films. Figuring out what makes bad philosophy bad can help you understand what makes good philosophy good. So what makes good philosophy good? What makes it valuable? We wrestled with these questions last year in my philosophy salon when we considered a fascinating

paper by David Chalmers, “Why Isn’t There More Progress in Philosophy?” Chalmers is almost comically passive-aggressive in the paper, veering between defiance and doubt. He opens by insisting that “obviously” philosophy achieves some progress, but the rest of his paper undercuts that modest assertion. He concedes that whereas scientists do converge on certain answers, “there has not been large collective convergence to the truth on the big questions of philosophy.” A survey of philosophers carried out by Chalmers and a colleague revealed divisions on big questions: What is the relationship between mind and body? How do we know about the external world? Does God exist? Do we have free will? Philosophers’ attempts

to answer such questions, Chalmers remarks, “typically lead not to agreement but to sophisticated disagreement.” That is, progress consists less in defending truth claims than in casting doubt on them. Chalmers calls this “negative progress.” Chalmers suggests that philosophers’ methods keep improving, and that these refinements constitute progress of a kind. But if improved methods of argumentation still aren’t yielding truth, do they really count as progress? That’s like equating scientific progress with advances in telescopes and microscopes, regardless of whether these instruments discover viruses or pulsars. If philosophers can’t reach agreement on anything, why keep arguing? Chalmers resists the claim—advanced by Co-

lin McGinn, among others–that philosophy’s major problems, notably the mind-body problem, are intractable. Philosophers, Chalmers insists, must keep “doing our best to come up with those new insights, methods and concepts that might finally lead us to answering the questions.” This is less a reasoned position than an expression of faith. Chalmers resembles an officer exhorting his weary troops to keep charging forward, when even he suspects the battle is unwinnable. After mulling over Chalmers’s paper and listening to professionals argue about it, I reached several conclusions: 1. Philosophers aren’t necessarily the best judges of what they do. 2. Philosophers could use advice from a friendly outsider. (“With friends like this

jerk…,” some philosophers will surely think.) 3. Philosophers should consider the possibility that discovering truth is not their strength and focus on other goals. In subsequent columns, I’ll spell out ways in which philosophy—even if it can’t yield insights into reality as deep and durable as natural selection, the second law of thermodynamics and quantum mechanics–can make itself useful. It can serve as an art form, moral guide, spiritual path or even, as I will argue in my next column, a competitive sport. John Horgan directs the Center for Science Writings, which belongs to the College of Arts & Letters. This column is adapted from one originally published on his ScientificAmerican.com blog, “Cross-check.”

Not with Those Shoes

Trend Alert: Say it with your sleeves

by HOPE BRANDES Junior Visual Arts & Technology Major

It’s the little details that really make an outfit. It could be the right belt, the perfect shoe, matching bag or…stylish sleeves? Accessorizing is important, but sometimes more is just more and you want the detail of an accessorized outfit without having to add something extra. While I’m not about to get rid of my statement necklaces,

it’s time to introduce…the statement sleeve. Yes, that’s right, sleeves. Just before Christmas I popped into the Hoboken Anthropologie and the sales woman at the cash register had on a funky balloon sleeved sweater (currently on sale!) with a mock turtleneck. I loved the unique silhouette it gave the outfit and she mentioned it was a really popular item too. Statement sleeves have been making appearances on cozy sweaters all through winter, especially bell sleeves, balloon sleeves and off the shoulder styles, and are a great way to add interest to an outfit without adding another layer. Now, stores are starting to put out their spring collections and statement sleeves are here to stay. So what are statement sleeves? Any sleeve that’s not simply straight has a term for the specific cut.

For example, bell sleeves are kind of like flared jeans for your arms and a balloon or bishop sleeve is a wide sleeve that gathers at the wrist in a cuff, etc. Most cuts are not uncommon and can be versatile when subtle, but they wouldn’t be a trend if they were subtle. Big sleeves with huge ruffles, wide flares or extra-lengths decorated the Spring/Summer 2017 runways and might be fun for going out or dressing up, but they can also work for an every day look when dressed down. The most ridiculous runway sleeve trend was extra long sleeves that extended past the models’ hands. While this trend may end up fleeting, there are a few ways to make it work that I actually quite like. Extended sleeves looks best on button down shirts where the cuff of the sleeve is just an inch or two longer so they end

at the middle of the hand. It might sound strange but it looks really cute layered under a leather jacket or blazer so the sleeves stick out. You can unbutton them to give the look a bit of flare and regain some use of your hands. It’s a similar effect to cuffing your shirt over your sweater but without freezing your wrists off. Balloon sleeves look and sounds like a ton of fun, and so long as they aren’t ballooning into next week, they can be made into a more casual look. Because shirts with this sleeve cut tend to be top heavy, a casual outfit should balance them out with slimmer bottoms. Jeans can be used to tone down most anything, but a slim or cropped trouser would work too. Bell sleeves behave similarly but with the option to match the flare of the sleeve with that of a flared jean or skirt for a real 70s throwback.

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Statement sleeves are great because they can be part of a two-piece outfit (simple top and bottoms) and still have the impact of a thought out, well-matched look. Of course, sometimes you just got to go the extra mile. Statement sleeves stand out even more poking out from under another layer. For a breezy spring look, an off-the-shoulder or balloon sleeve cotton shirt looks cute under overalls with a wedge sandal. Until the weather gets warmer, you could achieve a similar look with a statement top

under a sleeveless sweater or vest. Some of my favorite looks have included statement sleeves on a light blue, pinstripe button down with slim, tomato red trousers for a preppy look, or large flared sleeves in a solid color that poke out from a rolled up blazer over jeans. I also love the threetiered ruffle sleeve for a date night or an extra-long off the shoulder top with cropped bottoms. Whichever way you style it, make your next fashion statement with your sleeves!

Technically Speaking

Soccer 2, Technology 1: 1st Half

by MARK KRUPINSKI

Freshman Computational Science Major

Happy three weeks until the start of the 2017 Major League Soccer season! Let the New York Red Bulls finally win their first MLS Cup this season, win CONCACAF Champions League, sweep NYCFC, earn their third supporter’s shield, and Bradley Wright-Phillips win his third MLS Golden Boot. Recognizing that they can transfer

players internationally would be nice too. With that in mind, let’s start a three week sequences on technology in soccer. I’ve been following soccer since the last world cup, and I’ve grown to love the sport. However, there is still one thing that I cannot get over about it: the stubbornness of officials and fans in adopting new technology in game. This week let’s take a look at a past issue: goal-line technology. Now, some technological integration within the sport has been met with some success. Recently, goal-line technology has been successful. The theory behind goal-line technology is simple; using a few sensors and/or a ton

of cameras, detect the position of the soccer ball relative to the goal. The sensor systems, such as GoalRef, relies on a magnetic field created through electromagnetic induction from wires on the goal frame and a tracker in the ball to determine its strength, and thus, a goal. The camera-based systems, such as Hawk-Eye, triangulate and track the position of the soccer ball relative to the goal posts in order to determine if a goal has been scored. Goal-Line technology takes some of the guess work out of refereeing (as a former youth soccer referee, there’s more of it than you think). It only ensures fair and less controversial games. A team

gets a point when it absolutely crosses the goal line – no ghost goals possible. You would think using this technology would be a no-brainer. However, for soccer officials and fans, that decision isn’t as easy as it sounds. For everyone involved in soccer, it usually takes themselves getting screwed over by a flaw in the rules for them to advocate for a change. For some, it was the 2010 FIFA World Cup. During the first knockout round in the England vs Germany match, Frank Lampard, an English player, kicked the ball over the goalline, but the ball bounced back out of the goal. Neither the referee or any of the assistant referees no-

ticed that the goal crossed the line and thus did not award England with a point. England went on to lose the game 4-1 (but it’s England – are you really surprised?). As expected, the entire population of England was outraged. The ungiven goal helped prevent them from progressing in the world cup. This incident was a major factor in prompting a change by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to allow goal-line technology in the game. But why this incident? First of all, it happened at the highest level of the game, the World Cup. The entire world saw the flaw in the rules. Secondly, it happened to England. But

why England specifically? The voting members on the IFAB are notably FIFA and the four home nations, notably one of which is England’s football association. The Football Association is directly affected and motivated to try to fix the problem so it doesn’t screw them over again. With this, the rule was changed in 2012, two years after the incident, to allow the use of goal-line technology in the game. Since then, it has been implemented at all major tournaments and the top leagues around the world. Next week, I’ll take a look at a technology which is a new frontier for soccer which is common to every other sport: video referees.


Campus Pulse

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Roving Reporter What are your plans for President’s Day?

“Hanging out with my girlfriend and get some homework done”

“Finish assignments”

“Finish homework”

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Raj Shekar

“Going home to hang out with my family“

“Go skiing”

“Go to New York and the natural history museum”

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Peter Trethaway

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cannot just be a DuckBills option guarantee.” What about students who utilize their off-campus kitchen facilities? “We’re not removing a student’s ability to cook,” argued Ballantyne. She explained that these changes are emphasizing three main points: community, connection, and convenience. Dean Ballantyne, the Office of Residence Life, and Compass One dining see the Pierce Dining Hall and the various locations on Stevens campus —in which meal exchanges can be utilized for all meal plans, including the 25 meals per semester option—as a place for students who live off campus to alleviate feelings of seclusion and disconnection that might result from living in SLH.

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a lot going on within the confines of the SGA. Compared to other groups and organisations on campus, the SGA has way more on their plates, perpetually. Just last weekend, it passed a proclamation to urge the Office of Residence Life to repeal recent changes in the SLH dining plan policy. The Gender Neutral Housing Committee, an entity run by the SGA, also passed a proclamation to petition the administration to reserve portions of housing for optional multi-gender cohabitation. Daly himself, recently spearheaded the creation of “The Presidents Council”, a council that brings together the various governing bodies of Stevens such as SAAC, MGC, Women’s Programs, and IFC, to name a few. Daly believes this can help improve communication among these bodies, and foster collaborative problem solving. At the end of last semester, there were two massive changes that occurred within the SGA. The first was the addition of the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs to the [SGA] Cabinet. This new position allows the SGA to help students to take control of their education and improve its value. The other change was the restructuring of the budget committee, by introducing Members at Large

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during the call. When Trump was asked about this only a few days later, he claimed to have not even heard the story but said he would look into it. The following week on Monday evening Kellyanne Conway went for an interview on MSNBC, claiming that the white house had “full confidence” in Flynn. Only minutes later Spicer put out a statement saying that the president was evaluating the situation and then making a decision. Only hours later, the story about the potential black-

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Sara Klein, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, echoed the sentiments of Daly. “I always encourage students to come forward in whatever way they feel is appropriate,” said Klein. She noted, however, that on an institutional level, Stevens is committed to all students being on a meal plan, whether they be a Davis Hall or 1700 Park Avenue resident. “From our perspective, DuckBills are not a meal plan,” said Klein. “They are great and serve a purpose, but we don’t want to be in the market requiring folks to get DuckBills.” Klein voiced concerns regarding the students who might not be using their kitchen to the fullest capacity. “Just because you have a kitchen does not mean you are cooking full meals,” said Klein. “We want to know that students are eating something with nutritional value at least a few times a week.” who look at budgets holistically rather than from the perspective of specific subcommittees. “The SGA and the community at large is constantly making strides to improve the student experience. Some of our goals with school pride include creating fun and meaningful campus traditions, improving student-faculty relations, and making sure the school’s curriculum and student life is centered around the students,” Daly commented when asked about the more long term goals of the SGA. “Many of us believe that it is important for students to take pride in their institution, but of course to take pride in your institution you need to be proud of your institution.” As the President, it is on Daly’s shoulders to oversee the Cabinet and set the vision and general path of the Student Government Association. “As President I am expected to have a high level understanding of pretty much all that is going on. Its somewhat intimidating, but its also really cool to have my finger on the pulse of the campus,” he says. The SGA has a very exciting event in the works right now, called Stevens for Solidarity. Soindos Abdah, Vice President of Student Interests is working with many student organizations to bring students together, for unification and for providing a safe space for all. mail situation broke and was reported by the media. Only hours later the president had asked for Flynn’s resignation and he resigns from his post. In why Flynn was asked to resign Spicer said that it was “a matter of trust” for the president. Many in the media began to take sides over the issue, with many left-leaning reporters claiming that this could be as big as watergate, or the Iran-contra scandal if this issue is much deeper than it appears to be. On the opposite side of the aisle, the reporters showed more fear over the leaks coming from within the intelligence community.

Dr. Klein, who met with Daly this past week, is aware of the pricing breakdown that Murray and other SLH residents find to be inconsistent with the current retail prices offered at Pierce Dining Hall. “We agree, so we basically pushed back [on Compass One], said that this wasn’t good enough, and asked how we can be better,” said Klein. The Office is committed to developing options with Compass One to present to the Stevens community with the aid of the SGA prior to students committing to housing on March 1. Dean Ballantyne, Dr. Klein and the Office of Residence Life are well aware of the students’ concerns. Daly noted he will be meeting with Dean Ballantyne this Friday to further discuss the students’ concerns and possible alternatives for those whom the dining changes are affecting.

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has made and the popular musical “Hamilton”. Inside and outside Stevens, Off Center has gotten numerous accolades. President Farvardin and Captain Maggie have attended Off Center shows in the past. They have even run out of seats at their shows. Nationally, Off Center placed fourth in the College Improv Tourney and first place on the East Coast. Molwitz also mentioned that Off-Center has “fed many hungry college students” with the pizza at their shows. Molowitz also mentioned, “there are other people who come close to being as funny as me” as a reward from being a member of Off Center. This builds onto an idea that multiple other

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Off Center members said they enjoyed doing: making people laugh. What makes it even better, according to them, is that they get to do it with friends. Fitzgerald advised that anyone interested in Off Center talk to any of members during or after the show. He also said to email offcenter@stevens.edu or simply stop by to one of

their meetings in Pierce 116 every Tuesday at 9:00 PM. At the end of the meeting, Molwitz added that “we accept donations made out to my name” to end the comedic interview. Off Center’s next show: Syriasly will be this Friday, February 17 at 9:00 PM and Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 PM. Both of these shows will be in Babbio 122.

ACS hosts “We’ve got chemistry!” Valentine’s Day event by AUDREY DSOUZA Staff Writer

“We’ve got Chemistry” Valentine’s day event was hosted by the American Chemical Society on Wednesday, February 15th at 3 PM in Hayden Lounge. Secretary Stephanie Funcasta described the event as a “typical Valentine’s Day event” from a “smaller club.” At the event students were able to decorate cookies, make essential oil perfume, and create borax crystal hearts. “We just want to show students that everything can be chemistry, that chemistry isn’t just studying.” There was also candy and soda provided.

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KSA celebrates Holidays of Love by NICK BURNS Staff Writer

In Korea, there is more than one holiday related to love. There’s the traditional Valentine’s day, where it is customary for the female partner to give a gift to the male. There is White day, where it is customary for the male to give to the female. And there is Black day, a day centered around single people loving themselves. The KSA event combined all of these into one the day after Valentine’s Day. They set up an area in Jacobus Lounge for each day, served food and bubble tea, and greeted each guest with a rose when they arrived.

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Islamic State attack, in Pakistan, results in 72 deaths by DAVID ROGERS Staff Writer

During the evening of February 16, 2017, a suicide bomber attacked the Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, Pakistan. At least 72 fatalities and 250 injuries have been reported. Edhi Welfare Trust, the nation’s largest ambulance service, notes that the attack appeared to target the women’s wing. The nearest major hospital is about 45 minutes away from the shrine. Over 30 mothers visiting the shrine with their children were killed in the attack. According to Senior Police Officer Shabbir Sethar, the death toll is likely to rise. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. The high death toll makes the attack one of the worst attacks in recent years. Last August in Quetta, a city in southwest Pakistan, over 74 people were killed. The Islamic State killed 52 people later that year in an attack on a Muslim shrine. The Sufi shrine attack comes after reports of the reunification of Taliban factions. Some of these factions have ties with the Afghanistan-Pakistan chapter of the Islamic State. Army Chief Qamar Bajwa vowed that “Each drop

of nation’s blood shall be revenged, and revenged immediately.” The army announced that it will close

for the Pakistani identity, and universal humanity.” Pakistani officials have long been urging Afghanistan

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the border with Afghanistan for security reasons, as insurgents operate on both sides of the border. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack and promised to fight Islamist militants, who also target the Pakistani government and judiciary. Sharif also called for Pakistani unity, “we can’t let these events divide us, or scare us. We must stand united in this struggle

to eliminate safe-havens for anti-Pakistani militants. Sufism is a religious minority in Pakistan. It is an ancient mystic branch of Islam. Because Thursdays are important in Sufism, the shrine was near peak crowding at the time of the bombing. Many Sunni militant groups, particularly in Pakistan, despise Sufis and other religious minorities and view them as heretics.

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Kim Jong Un’s half brother assassinated by NICHOLAS BURNS Staff Writer

On Monday, February 13, Kim Jong-Nam, the son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, was killed in an airport. CCTV cameras recorded him being approached by two women, who appeared to spray some sort of liquid onto him. The encounter took less than 15 seconds. Kim Jong-Nam proceeded to nearby authorities, but quickly became too dizzy and was taken into an ambulance. He passed away before reaching the hospital. The two woman made no attempt to hide their identities, one wearing an easily identified ‘LOL’ t-shirt, and even attacked the victim in an extremely crowded hallway of the airport. The assailant wearing the t-shirt

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returned to the airport on Wednesday to take a flight out of the country, but was recognized and apprehended. Many are speculating that Kim Jong-Un may be involved, as his banished half brother could potentially shine a negative light on his family’s dynasty. Kim Jong-Nam has been known to denounce his family’s ruling, and was also a frequent gambler and playboy. Many believe the dictator of North

Korea would not want his banished elder brother to continue living such a promiscuous lifestyle, and eliminated him. A North Korean spokesperson claimed that the man assassinated was not, in fact, Kim Jong-Un’s brother, but an imposter, designed by the South Koreans to create confusion, and draw attention away from civil unrest within the South’s government. South Korea has yet to respond to these allegations.

Take Back the Night Committee writes letters to congressmen by VERONICA MELIKOV Staff Writer

Stevens Take Back the Night Committee held a table outside of Pierce on Thursday, Feb. 16, to encourage students to contact legislators and voice opinions about domestic violence and sexual assault policies. Volunteers helped students become familiar with submitting emails and writing letters to their respective representatives and making a difference in local communities. Take Back the Night offered giveaways and free baked goods. The event, organized by Reeba James, was held from 11-1 pm and 6:30-9:30 pm.

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Elizabeth Barry teaches students personal branding by VICTORIA PISKAREV Staff Writer

Elizabeth Barry, a marketing guru, collaborated with Women’s Programs and came to Stevens this past Wednesday to talk about how to personally brand oneself for future interviews and professional environments. Barry, the external adviser for Stevens Women in Business, has been actively involved in the Hoboken community for many years, from being on Hoboken’s Women in Business Council to being named the first Hoboken Woman of the Year in Business in 2012. She was also the first person to bring TEDx Talks to Hoboken, and last month gave a TEDx Talk for Women in New York City. She began by introducing a slogan, “Invent. Reinvent. Evolve. Stay relevant.” Barry discussed how important branding stories are, and how it’s okay to have stories that change. In fact, that’s normal; as life goes on and more opportunities emerge, it is normal to add on to one’s story and take away parts that are not relevant anymore. Next, Barry discusses how important it is to continue branding oneself in the work environment, and not be a two-dimensional “stuffy businessperson.” She explained how important it is to be not just a workaholic, but an actual person with goals, inspirations, and hobbies. Even something as simple as “I used to ski in high school” can make a lasting impression on someone else more than just a name and hometown. She mentioned a book called ­The Monk Who Sold His

Ferrari, by Robin Sharma, a great self-help book about the development of character and the discipline in life. She discussed how important people are “in the job”, rather than the job itself. “Despite the advancement of digital technology, humans are either the strongest or weakest link in an organization,” Barry says . Later, Barry let the crowd do some individual brainstorming with an exercise called, “I am, I am great at, I am inspired by.” Each person wrote down three characteristics about themselves, three things they’re good at, and one thing they’re inspired by. Barry also helped brand successful women in the past, including Jordan Somer, a young adult who helps run beauty pageants for women with disabilities, and created a national program, called Miss Amazing, for it. She also helped Andrea Rogers, a woman who wanted to teach Pilates and is now the founder of Xtend Barre and a multimillionaire. Barry is the author of a book called Own Your Vulnerability, a great read about emerging from the shell we put in public and embracing our weaknesses as well as our strengths. She is writing another book, specifically about vulnerability in men, coming out in 2017. She describes how important it is to own oneself and that it’s okay to change your brand story as many times as needed. Barry can now be found as the brand new co-owner of Renaissance Pilates on 335 River St. in Hoboken. Barry stresses people should own themselves and shouldn’t afraid to be vulnerable.

FAST celebrate Panagbenga Flower Festival

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Office of Residence Life hosts Stuff to Love by TENY ODAIMI Staff Writer

“We’ve got Chemistry” Valentine’s day event was hosted by the American Chemical Society on Wednesday, February 15th at 3 PM in Hayden Lounge. Secretary Stephanie Funcasta described the event as a “typical Valentine’s Day event” from a “smaller club.” At the event students were able to decorate cookies, make essential oil perfume, and create borax crystal hearts. “We just want to show students that everything can be chemistry, that chemistry isn’t just studying.” There was also candy and soda provided.

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Cuisine Corner

Pita Pit’s Perfect Pita

by MARKO DJAPIC

Sophomore Chemical Biology Major

After hastily doing my thermodynamics homework and finishing up some paperwork that needed doing, I decided I should continue to procrastinate my studying (orgo II woop woop!) by meeting up with some friends. I asked them if they wanted to try out Pita Pit expecting the worst; one of them had just ran a hummus event and likely had enough pita for one day. To my delightful surprise, he said yes, and everyone was down for 5. A paragon of Americanstyle service innovation, Pita Pit is the Chipotle of Pita type foods. Their service consists of an assembly line system, starting with picking either a meat, veggie, or breakfast pita. Once you’ve picked your protein, the pita is in

your hands to customize. Options include whole wheat or white pita, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, pickles, mushrooms, olives, tzatziki, a whole arsenal of sauces, and more. While the setup might make you think you are just in another subway, the food will assure you you are not. Delicious, unique, and cheap, the assembly line has been reinvented, but this time for pita. Given that I usually don’t have the budget space to go big or go home, I decided I was going to treat myself and go big. Gyro pita? Yes. Extra meat? Extra everything.

Combo? Hit me with the doubler. While my bill ended up around 20 dollars, I got practically every single thing on their menu. My friends, who ordered like regular human beings, spent around 10. After ordering, shuffling into line, and spilling my spaghetti everywhere, I got my beef and lamb gyro with extra bacon, guac, peppers, onions, olives, tomatoes, lettuce, red pepper hummus, and SECRET SAUCE. It’s made with [REDACTED]. In addition to all that I also got some pita chips and dip for the table, this time with regular hummus, because I needed to

Disclaimer: I hate calling the city “the apple”, but I wanted a pun in the title. Whenever I bring friends unfamiliar with the city into the city, they seem oddly confused by the subway. I always thought that the subway was rather easy to navigate, especially since MTA puts multiple maps in every car. Even after explaining the basics, such as how most trains follow the paths of certain roads, generally avenues in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Queens Boulevard in Queens, Grand Concourse in the Bronx, and so on, it still doesn’t seem to completely make sense. Since technology seems to make us understand things better (or not, depending on who you ask), here are some apps to make your travels throughout the boroughs and beyond a breeze. My first pick for people who are completely lost, although it is

ing something different. Cheap and delicious, you’ll definitely find yourself going here more often once you’ve given it a try.

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had, even if it was slightly non-traditional. The meat was juicy and had all the flavor of quality lamb and beef. The bacon was crispy and delicious (it’s bacon). The vegetables kept my palette moist and added their savoriness and texture to the pita. The hummus, guac, and olives all gave their tangy, creamy kicks, and, finally, the secret sauce was quite [REDACTED]. All my friends also had gyros, and they were all equally impressed. We definitely recommend it. Overall, Pita Pit is another stop in Hoboken when you need a quick bite to eat and are feel-

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know what the plain one one was like. Getting your food takes roughly the same amount of time as ordering it, which is to say, not any time at all. Ripping open the paper, I was impressed at how perfectly rolled the pita was. It was almost like a burrito, but it refused to fall apart or rip anywhere while remaining quite thin. I started with the hummus and pita chips out of curiosity, which were fantastic. The chips were lightly oiled and seasoned, while the hummus was light and creamy. Moving forward, I took a bite out of one of the best gyros I have ever

a very generic choice, is Google Maps. If you have no idea where the nearest subway entrance or bus stop is and have no idea what stop is most convenient for your destination, get transit directions on Google Maps. You can change the options to give you the route with the fewest transfers, least walking, or handicap accessibility. You can also set preferences if you prefer the subway to the bus or vice versa. If you have a decent understanding of MTA routes, and you’re like me, you won’t want complete directions to get to your destination. You already know what stop to get off at and where to walk from there, so you just need to know about delays, detours, and other lovely MTA products. For Android users, MyTransit NYC is the app you need. The first window on the app tells you about subway delays and planned service changes. Scroll right to get similar reports for MTA buses, the LIRR, and MetroNorth. Scroll left, and it filters results to only show routes near you. The app can also show you estimated arrival and departure times and route maps. If you use some routes regularly, set up alerts for those trains and buses so you’ll be notified when there’s planned work or random delays. New

York Subway – MTA is a similar app for iOS. Since most people reading this have to cross the Hudson River to get to the city, I have to recommend the NJ Transit app. It’s much easier to use e-tickets than it is to prepare $3.5o exact change before getting on the 126 bus or waiting on long lines at ticket machines inside Port Authority Bus Terminal. Another recommendation is to buy 10-trips for the PATH – each trip is 65 cents cheaper than full price. Finally, some neat technology for the drivers. Waze continues to be my go-to driving navigation app. It has the most current and extensive traffic data of any app I’ve used, period. However, your biggest problem is likely going to be parking. Fortunately, the Best Parking app is available on both the App Store and Google Play. Before you leave, enter your destination, arrival, and departure times, and see how much you’re going to pay for parking at nearby garages. You can filter your search to only include SUV/minivan lots, lots with EV charging, among other options. Keep these apps – and your navigation skills in general – handy. You’ll need them for next week’s recommendation.


Sports

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Stevens Club Volleyball beats Princeton 3 sets to 0

Women’s Basketball win over Houghton ON DECK IN SPORTS

Saturday SSI - This past weekend the Stevens Men’s Club Volleyball Team took its talents down south to take on the Princeton University Tigers. This marked the beginning of the spikers’ spring season as their program has grown large enough to account for two teams, A and B. These first matches were important as the Ducks needed to send a message to the league that their B team is just as good as their A team and that both teams will be fighting for the top 2 spots in the division to get a chance to head to Regionals in April. The earlier match was Stevens A vs. Princeton. This is nothing new, but the Ducks immediately fell flat in the first few points surrendering 4 unanswered points. Princeton doesn’t believe in sleeping in so the Ducks were a little tired but managed to collect themselves and answer with 4 straight points of their own due to kills from Kyle Warnock at the Outside Spiker position and Nick Orlando at the Middle Blocker position. The team had a hard time connecting with setter Bailey Greenberg in the beginning and service

errors were constant losses of points for the team. However, after a must needed block on the Right Side by Joey DeLosa, the Ducks started to turn things around. A 5 point service run with aptly named serves by Chris Vaughan put the Ducks on top. Their momentum kept going and they never looked back winning the first set 25-22. The second set started out much better for the Ducks as they had seemed to be warmed up after winning the first set. Key passes from Ruben Martins allowed the Ducks to set more Middle Spiker balls and allowed freshman Dan Barry to come out of his shell. Dan was swinging for the fences and connected every time for a kill hitting 1.000 in the second set, just stunning stuff. Continued kills from DeLosa and Warnock gave the Ducks a respectable lead. You could tell they were firing on all cylinders and finally connecting with their setter Greenberg. However, service errors continued to hurt the team and allowed Princeton to make the score more respectable than the game play actually showed.

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Stevens finished the second set on top once again with a score of 25-21. The third set was a tad different from the rest. Princeton seemed to be reading the Stevens hitters better than the past two sets and made things very competitive. This set was a point for point battle in which Princeton showed no signs of giving up. A few blocks that went Princeton’s way got the Ducks fired up to hit over the Tiger’s shorter blockers. Stevens was able to expose their five height ten difference with punishing kills by Orlando and Vaughan. Spikers were spiking and the score was eventually tied at 24. A perfectly received serve by Martins led to a Greenberg to Barry beat down that put the Ducks up by one. On game points, Martins served a high floater to Princeton’s back row that was received poorly which eventually led to a game winning block by Vaughan against the Tiger’s right side spiker. Stevens won the third set 26-24 and ultimately won their match 3 sets to 0 for their first league win of the season.

SSI - Five players scored in double figures as the Stevens Institute of Technology women’s basketball team scored 11 straight points to take control of the game in the opening quarter en route to a 81-46 victory over Houghton College Saturday afternoon at the Nielsen Center. Freshman guard Zoe Hahn matched a career-high with 17 points to lead the Ducks. Graduate student Kaitlyn Astel added 15 points and junior Anna Toke added six points, eight rebounds and a pair of steals as Stevens improved to 13-9 on the season and 12-2 in conference play. Brittany Lenart and Cori Beck each reached double digits for Houghton, who fell to 11-12 overall and 5-9 in E8 play. Stevens remains in a three-way tie with Hartwick and Ithaca at 12-2 atop the Empire 8 standings. Turning Point • Laurie Call sank her only three-point basket of the game to pull Houghton to within three at 11-8. • A quick basket by Astel returned the Stevens lead to five. • Lenart answered the Astel jumper with a midrange basket of her to own to again pull Houghton to within a basket. • Stevens would hold Houghton scoreless over the next 3:13 to take command of the game. • Astel sparked an 11-0 run as Stevens forced seven straight Highlander misses. • Hahn and sophomores Elena Sanchez and Megan Anderson combined for three consecutive threepointers to extend the Stevens lead to 24-12, forcing a Houghton timeout. Inside the Numbers • Hahn previously scored 17 points against Houghton on January 17 en route to her second Empire 8 Rookie of the Week Award. • Junior Megan Brown notched her 17th double-digit scoring game of the season, using 8-of-9 shooting at the free throw line to tally 10 points. • Junior Brooke Stoddard grabbed a season-high nine rebounds as the Ducks held a 49-41 edge on the glass. • Anderson matched a career-high with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including 3-of-4 from behind the arc. • As a team, the Ducks shot 12-for-26 (46.2%) from three-point range, • Freshman Kathleen Donovan also notched a career-high with 10 points in just seven minutes, The Frisco, Texas native made all three of her threepoint attempts and added a second-half free throw. • Sanchez dished out a career-high five assists. Stevens tallied 20 assists on 27 baskets. • The Ducks have won every matchup with the Highlanders in Coach Haughey’s tenure with the program. Unsung Hero • Stoddard recorded three blocked shots for the third time this season and second time in the last three games. • Senior Daphne Ginn led the team in minutes played for the second consecutive game, grabbing four rebounds. Haughey’s Thoughts • “Our bench again was a huge spark.” • “We played great team basketball and were able to get contributions from everyone, which allowed us to thrive on the defensive end of the floor.”

Dello Russo earns second E8 Athlete of the Week Honor SSI - Stevens Institute of Technology women’s indoor track and field freshman Gina Dello Russo was named the Empire 8 Track Athlete of the Week Monday after earning Women’s Track Athlete of the Meet honors at the recentlycompleted E8 Conference Championships. This is the second Athlete of the Week honor for the freshman, who was previously recognized by the conference on January 16. “Gina’s performance at Empire 8’s was really special,” head coach Justin Wood said. “The 400 and 200 were very competitive races and not easy to

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win. She is a competitor and stepped up when it mattered most. She has a bright future in track & field and we are excited to see what’s next!” Dello Russo notched a pair of first-place finishes for Stevens at the championships, winning the 200 and 400-meter dashes. The Whippany Park, New Jersey native broke school records in both races and her time in the 400 set a new facility record and is currently the eighth-fastest time in the NCAA. To complete her day, Dello Russo placed fourth in the high jump, clearing 1.55 meters in her fifth attempt.

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@ Houghton College @ Houghton College Marist Show FDU Invitational Empire 8 Championships Empire 8 Championships Lancaster Bible Tri-Match Centennial Conference Championships MAFCA Round Robin Empire 8 Championships

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L W 5th W4-L0 4th 5th W2-L0 1st

Empire 8 Championships @ New York University

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MEN’S BASKETBALL

VS. Nazareth College 5 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

VS. Nazareth College 3 p.m.

MEN’S SWIMMING

Empire 8 Championships Ithaca, NY

WOMEN’S SWIMMING

Empire 8 Championships Ithaca, NY

MEN’S LACROSSE

@ Arcadia University 12 p.m. Glenside, PA

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Elmira Tri-Match VS. Elmira College VS. Vassar College Elmira, NY

Sunday BASEBALL

VS. SUNY-Old Westbury 1 p.m.

EQUESTRIAN

All-Region Show 9 a.m. Lagrangeville, NY

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

Princeton Invitational 10 a.m. Princeton, NJ

WOMEN’S FENCING

Eastern Women’s Fencing Championships 9 a.m. Poughkeepsie, NY

MEN’S FENCING

MAFCA Group B vs Group C 10 a.m. Newark, NJ

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[The Stute]February 17, 2017 (Issue 16, Volume CXIV)