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Whittemore indicted, statements disclosed Court documents: ‘I wasn’t drunk, I just snapped’ Alexandra Caldas Copy Chief

Clayton Whittemore, UC sophomore accounting major, was indicted on Tuesday, Oct. 16. by a Monroe County Grand Jury in the death of his girlfriend Alexandra Kogut. Incident reports filed on Sept. 29, the day of Kogut’s death, from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office were attached to the indictment. One incident

report includes statements that Monroe County Sheriff Deputy Kyle Reynolds said that Whittemore made to explain the events that led to Kogut’s death. That report stated that Whittemore said he hit Kogut with his fists before beating her with a curling iron. While Whittemore was under constant observation, Reynolds said in his statement that Whittemore asked if Reynolds would talk to him so Whittemore could

clear his mind. At that time Whittemore said, “I killed my girlfriend.” According to that statement, Whittemore said he was attending college in Uitca and drove to SUNY Brockport to visit his girlfriend of two years. He said they had gone to a friend’s house where he said Kogut was being rude to him. On the way back to Kogut’s residence hall, Whittemore received an open container ticket, which he said, “made

[him] mad.” Upon their return to Kogut’s room, Whittemore said the began to argue about “stupid stuff.” “She started pushing me and yelling at me…so I pushed her back against the wall to get her to stop,” the report stated that Whittemore said. “She wouldn’t stop pushing me, so I started punching her and just snapped. I kept hitting her over and over with my fists.” Reynolds’ statement said

UC student at presidential debate as production assistant Alissa Scott Editor-in-Chief



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While some students gathered around the television in Strebel Student Center to watch President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney battle in the second presidential debate, UC student Alexander Titus had a role in its preparation as a production assistant for CBS News. Titus, a senior criminal justice major, said he was 100 feet from Obama and Romney in Hofstra University’s David S. Mack arena. “It was absolutely incredible and enlightening,” Titus said. “To be in the midst of


that Whittemore said he was trying to kill Kogut. “Her breathing sounded bad, like there was blood or something blocking her breathing,” the report stated that Whittemore said. “I didn’t want the girl I loved to suffer, so I started beating her with the curling iron until the noise stopped.” The report stated that Whittemore said he knew she was dead when he left the room.

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Campus Safety releases 2011 crime statistics Danielle Kane Opinion Editor Utica College Campus Safety released their 2012 Information and Statistics report, which includes the number of campus crimes for the 2011 academic year. In this year’s report the most notable statistics fell within the categories of burglary, drug abuse violations and liquor law violations. In 2011, there were nine more cases of burglary then there were in 2010. There were 13 documented on-campus burglaries in 2011, while there were four in 2010. On the original Campus Safety report it also noted that there were 12 public property, or off-campus, burglaries in 2011, up from zero in 2010. However, on the updated report there are zero off-campus burglaries for 2011 because those that happened off campus did not meet certain qualifications. Coordinator of Student Conduct Sys-

tems Ashleigh Wade briefly explained why these off-campus burglaries did not make it on to the revised report. “What happens when it’s a burglary [it] needs to meet the definition laid out by… the handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting from the Department of Education,” Wade said. “So where we originally had [12] for non-campus or public property, it dropped down to zero because it didn’t meet those qualifications.” The on campus burglaries, however, did meet all qualifications put forth by the Department of Education. According to Captain Wayne Sullivan, director of Campus Safety, the number increased from four to 13 as a result of a “string” of burglaries in 2011. “We had several rooms burglarized over a couple of shut-down periods,” Sullivan said. “We had law enforcement involved


Google Apps convenient for UC students, faculty & IITS Luis De Leon Managing Editor In the Oct. 12 issue of The Tangerine, a press release detailed information from the department of Integrated Information and Technology Services about switching to Google Apps as the new Utica College email provider. According to Dave Parker, systems administrator and Google transition project leader, IITS and the UC administration worked on finding a replacement for the current system for over a year. “Choosing a new email system is not a small undertaking,” Parker said. “We needed to make sure we chose a solution which would meet the current and future needs of the UC community. The decision to move to Google was made in August and it was based on the fact that Google provides superior support for mobile devices, as well as

many features which simply are not available from other solutions.” Sun Microsystems, Inc. provided the current email system for UC since 2004. Mike Clapsadl, coordinator of computer user services, does not believe IITS will have to change email systems again in the near future. “I really hope Google is around forever,” Clapsadl said. “Since Google is such a large corporation, it’s unlikely they’ll stop providing the Google Apps service. Since they update their servers and features continually, we won’t fall into a situation of needing to do a large change like we are now.” Despite the recent announcements, IITS has not started migrating email accounts yet. “There are a lot of behind the scenes processes and planning needed to make the migration work smoothly, so right now only a small group of



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I thought Homecoming this weekend was really fun. [There were] a lot of things going on at once. I loved it. [My most favorite] was the haunted house. The line was so long but it was really worth it.-Anisah Richardson, junior

It was fun. It was my first Homecoming. I had a good time at the carnival and casino night. I wish the weather was not that cold, though. I also wish there was more food than just cotton candy and candy apples.-Tin Trong Nguyen, sophomore It was fun. It was really exciting at the football game. The carnival and the haunted house were also fun.- Cindy Nagel, junior

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WHITTEMORE cont’d from pg. 1 charged with one count murdered in her dorm room be-

It also stated that Whittemore said, “I wasn’t even drunk. I just snapped.” A separate incident report from earlier that day stated that when asked if he ever had thoughts of suicide in the past or currently he said, “Yes, last night after I did it. I mean after I committed the crime.” Whittemore has been

of second-degree murder. According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Whittemore is scheduled to appear at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25 before Justice Daniel Doyle. Whittemore is being held without bail in Monroe County Jail. Kogut, who was a freshman communications major at The College at Brockport: State University of New York, was found

DEBATE cont’d from pg. 1 one of the biggest televised events in the country, it was really remarkable. To be in the same vicinity as President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, it was a special experience that I will hold on to for the rest of my life.” Titus interned for CBS News over the past summer and through it was able to get an invitation to work the debate as a runner and production assistant. “I received an email from a connect at CBS News and she offered me the position as a runner/production assistant for the debate,” Titus said. “I immediately said ‘yes.’ It was first come, first serve so when I got it on my phone and saw it I responded.” Titus said he was responsible for a lot of the technical aspects involved in producing a show of that caliber. He was also responsible for menial tasks like moving equipment back and forth between the CBS News trailer and the debate hall and picking up the president of CBS from the train station. Toward the end of the night, Titus said

REPORT cont’d from pg. 1 and investigators assigned, but we didn’t get very many leads. We did figure out how they were getting in and that’s been corrected.” According to Sullivan, the culprits responsible for these crimes were using credit cards to slide in-between the door and the doorframe where the lock is and finagle their way into the room by tampering with the lock. “If you notice every door has a guard on them now so they can’t use that method,” Sullivan said. The most important thing

GOOGLE cont’d from pg. 1 test users in IITS have access [to Google Apps] so we can work out any bugs,” Clapsadl said. “We’re currently working on creating the timeline for migrations, and this is a process which involves input from all of the offices on campus,” Parker said. “Currently, there are several people within IITS who are using Google Apps, and we plan to migrate a few more pilot users in the next few weeks. Once we have our pilot users migrated to Google Apps, the full campus migration will begin.” The migration will transfer email accounts from UC’s servers to Google’s servers. Clapsadl said IITS will not have to replace old servers, thus saving the department money. Parker agreed. “We will no longer be hosting our email or calendar services

tween 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. According to the The College at Brockport Police Chief Robert Kehoe, she suffered extensive trauma to her upper body. Both Kogut and Whittemore attended high school in New Hartford. Kogut’s death led to a number of domestic violence awareness outreaches at the UC cam-

he was able to stop helping the technical team and enter the arena. “I had the chance of entering towards the end,” Titus said. “The aura was very tense. I was so mad when I found out I didn’t get to sit and watch the debate. Only 15 people were allowed to go from CBS. I understand that the top producers would go, but I thought that since we were working for so many days, we would get to at least watch.” Titus, who said he has been to Hofstra University on other less political occasions, was overwhelmed by the constant commotion on the campus. “It was a lot of movement and a lot of clutter,” Titus said. “There were people running around everywhere. You didn’t know who they were. It’s completely understandable, though. This is an event that everyone in the nation is tuning in to.” During the second presidential debate, Obama and Romney discussed college education, taxes, energy sources, assault weapons, immigration and equality for women in the workplace. Titus said he was most eager to hear

pus and in the New Hartford/ Utica area. Purple, which was also Kogut’s favorite color, represents domestic violence awareness. Several days were dedicated to people wearing purple and purple balloons were released into the air at New Hartford High School. There is also a “Purple Pinkie Campaign” in which people use nail polish to paint their pinky nails purple in

the candidates debate the affordability of college education and the employment opportunities available thereafter. “Being a college student, something I really identified with was when President Obama touched on employment opportunities,” Titus said. “In the near future, I will be one of those individuals seeking employment. I want to make sure there is a system established that allows me to get a well-paying job. “Obama said, ‘you don’t want a job, you want a well paying job.’ I kind of lit up like, hey I could get one of those.” One of Romney’s strategies was to attack Obama’s flaws from his first term. He said that if the nation elects Obama, they will be getting “four more years of the same.” Obama retorted with a list of things he said he has accomplished. Titus said he does not believe the country is in the same state that it was when Obama first became president. “He’s getting us out of the trouble that [George W.] Bush put us in,” Titus said. “One thing that really sticks out to me is that he killed Osama [Bin Laden.] No one could find him, but [Obama] did.”

Kogut’s honor. On Oct. 4, the Utica College Programming Board, Open Moments, Chi Beta Sigma Sorority, the K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center, Circle K and Omega Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated co-hosted an open mic night and domestic violence awareness forum in the Strebel Student Center.

Obama and Romney were both criticized in the first debate, but Titus said he thinks Obama performed better during this debate and came out on top. “I think Obama was very strong with his convictions this time,” Titus said. “He made several improvements from the last debate. He was more aggressive and more direct in terms of conveying his needs and wants for the country. I felt that Mitt Romney also did an okay job defending himself, but overall Obama won.” Titus said that he will be “of course” voting for Obama in the 2012 election. “Yes, I’m voting for President Obama,” Titus said. “I want him to continue to strive to place this country in a better place. He’s the investment for the future. I believe in his dream. I strongly believe in his goals and ideas to further progress every aspect of this country.” The third and final presidential debate will air Monday, October 22 at 9 p.m. at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. It will be moderated by CBS News’ Bob Schieffer.

Campus Safety has done during the aftermath of these burglaries is increasing their patrol officers. As a preventative method, Sullivan now requires officers to patrol the residence halls every 10 minutes. Aside from the surge of burglaries in 2011, the number of discipline referrals for drug abuse violations also raised substantially. In the 2010 report there were 42 violations recorded, while in the 2011 report there were 55. Sullivan said that since there are more Campus Safety officers patrolling, more students are being caught.

“Most of these incidents… are from personal use or recreational use, and that’s handled through our judicial system. I don’t think they’re using [drugs] more. It’s more exposure.” Wade, whose department handles most of these violations, has also noticed that a greater number of students are getting in trouble for drugs rather than alcohol related incidents. “Underage consumption of alcohol is much less taboo, as is smoking marijuana,” Wade said. “Again, these are against the law, but people think it is more socially acceptable now…

so, I think that plays into the rise we’ve seen in numbers.” Although discipline referrals for drug violations went up, the discipline referrals for liquor violations went down by 33. In 2010 there were 139 documented violations and in 2011 there were 106. “I think it’s just more socially acceptable now,” Wade said. “Our students are coming in with a little more experience now when it comes to alcohol.” However, Wade also noted that the conduct system at UC still takes alcohol and drug violations seriously, but in order for police to get involved with

either, the violation needs to be very serious. Jason Nova, the Residence Hall Association representative at large for North and South Hall, believes there is a correlation between the increase in drug abuse violations and decrease in liquor law violations. However, he added that what is most important is educating the students on all of these topics. “Ya’ know, we can educate, but we can’t avoid,” Nova said. “What we feel is what we can do, as RHA, is educate as much as we can. We try to avoid [these violations] before they happen through education.”

on campus, which means we will no longer need to maintain an email server and storage infrastructure,” Parker said. “The elimination of on-campus email and calendar services will reduce our costs for information technology, reduce the amount of power we use and reduce the amount of time we spend on email and calendar problems in general.” Parker and Clapsadl also said that everyone will receive a temporary password as their email accounts migrate but they should not be worried about account safety. “Using a temporary password for the migration was really the only option, since we did not want to solicit users for their real passwords in any way,” Parker said. “We have also discovered that other colleges have used temporary passwords for their Google migrations as well, so it

is not an uncommon practice.” “The temporary password will let you continue to login to UC websites, Bannerweb, the new email system and other services while your email is being transitioned,” Clapsadl said. Once the migration is complete, IITS will restore the original passwords. The current password policy, however, will not change. “The password website will still be used to change your password or reset it if you’ve forgotten your login,” Clapsadl said. “IITS encourages everyone to change their passwords frequently in order to maintain the security of their accounts,” Parker said. The temporary UC email shutdowns for maintenance and other reasons should be a thing of the past, according to Parker.

“It’s very rare that Google has any sort of outage,” he said. “They are constantly upgrading their infrastructure to minimize downtime and ensure their services are always available.” Clapsadl said IITS is meeting directly with faculty and staff to answer their questions and provide each office on campus with an orientation. He also said students have not shown enough interest to create a Google Apps workshop for them. “Our website provides some information to get people started and of course anyone is welcome to call or stop into our Help Desk and ask us questions,” Clapsadl said. IITS no longer supports email clients like Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird and Apple Mail, but Clapsadl advises that nobody should panic over it. “We know change can be inconvenient, but it’s for the

better,” Clapsadl said. “Many people have changed email clients over time anyway, like from Netscape Communicator in the late 90s to Outlook Express on Windows XP and now to Outlook or Thunderbird. The Google Apps site works almost exactly the same as these programs, so it should be a minor adjustment to most and the extra features gained should make up for the trouble.” Parker mentioned that although the Help Desk does not support email clients anymore, they will continue to work. After the migration is complete, Google Chat and Google Docs, soon to become Google Drive, will be accessible to everyone. According to Parker, the Help Desk will not support these programs anytime soon.


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Suzanne Richardson new assistant creative non-fiction professor

Candace Myers Lifestyle Editor

Suzanne Richardson is the new assistant professor of Creative Non-Fiction English at Utica College. Just joining UC this fall semester, Richardson is teaching four classes. “I’m required to teach four classes,” Richardson said. “Currently, two sections of English 101, one section of Intro to Creative Writing and one section of Advanced Creative Non-fiction.” She is required to attend meetings and have office hours, but describes her work requirement as impacting her students. “I would say the underlying or unspoken requirement of my position is showing students something they haven’t seen or showing them something they have seen and asking them to look at it differently,” Richardson said. Richardson is from Durham, N.C., which she describes as the heart of basketball. “March Madness is real – I’ve seen it with my own eyes, I’ve felt that fever,” she said. Before coming to Utica, Richardson did not have the perks of a small community.

She lived in New York City where she had done it all. Richardson worked with a financial recruiting firm, Human Resources at New York University and also as a waitress where she experienced both the perks and the hardships. She was once tipped a penny on a two hundred dollar bill along with some choice advice on where to stick it and she was once tipped fifty dollars on a cappuccino order. After her NYC adventure, Richardson then went on to teach at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. for three years. She described the University of New Mexico as a big school. “UNM is a huge school – it doesn’t have the intimacy that Utica College does,” Richardson said. “I appreciate the closeness the Utica community has.” Unlike UNM, Richardson loves the “UC Moose” spirit around the campus. “I’m digging that statue of Trax the Pioneer Moose that’s outside the gym,” she said. “He just looks so pensive in it, like he’s really seen a thing or two.” However, she is still adjusting to the change at UC and its challenges. “The challenge is a combination of being new in a small com-

Richardson taught at the University of New Mexico before coming to UC.

munity, and building trust between myself and my students,” Richardson said. “A lot of good work in a classroom can’t take place without trust.” This does not come as a surprise to Richardson. “At the beginning of any semester, establishing trust is always a challenge.” Richardson enjoys her students more than anything. “There’s a real symbiotic relationship between students and teachers when it’s going

harmoniously,” she said. She also described teaching as “a dance of give and take, an exchange of information between the two rather than a top down dissemination of information.” Richardson described all her previous work as preparation for the career she has now, including her time as a waitress. “My waiting experience has prepared me for the unexpected things that can happen in a classroom,” Richardson said.

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Richardson was attracted to UC by the faculty and student body. “There is just something so honest about students and faculty here and that really appealed to me,” Richardson said. What appealed to Richardson most was the students. “There is a quiet integrity behind the student body. When I visited, I could tell students were quietly succeeding and they weren’t afraid.”

Organization spotlight: Residence Hall Association Sonitda Heng Staff Writer Utica has many clubs and organizations for students can participate in to become more involved with campus activities. Among the many organizations on campus, the Resident Hall Association (RHA) is one that students can take part in. RHA is a student-mandated, national organization. RHA is a part of the governing board for the residence halls. It supports the residents and the residence halls and it also serves as the voice of the students that live in the residence halls. The organization is responsible for any questions, issues, concerns or future ideas that the residential community wants to see in their buildings.

RHA currently has seven executive board members, three senators at large and 12 general members. RHA has three major events throughout the year: the Haunted House, which will be on Oct. 26, the Crystal Ball in February and the Luau in May. The RHA is also restarting a series of events called Fun Fridays. It is going to be one social event and one educational event per building each month. Monica Brown-Hodkinson, RHA adviser, said that students will benefit from joining this organization. “It will give them, hopefully, leadership skills,” BrownHodkinson said. “There will be something for them to put on their résumé… [and they can also learn the] life skills for going out into the world after they graduate.”

Brown-Hodkinson also said that the organization is open to everyone and she hopes to see a more diverse group. “We are hoping to get some international students to get involved so we can actually start going into different community,” Brown-Hodkidson said. “We don’t want to be just one selection group of people. This campus is very divers and made up of different nationalities and cultures.” Senior Lalah Butler, a communications major, was elected as the president of RHA last semester. Butler said that she ran for the position because she wants to help the resident community and make the campus livelier. “I’m very active on campus by choice not by force,” Butler said. “I want to lean more about the residential halls, how to help

the resident community get stronger and I want to see more events in our own community. I don’t want to have to travel off-campus to do things with my constituents. I want to do it right here where I live and I want someone to help me to do that. I have a great [executive board], a great adviser and a great resident life office that help me.” Butler said that the president position opens up opportunities for her and it benefits her a lot. “[By becoming the president of the RHA], I think it gives me some organization tools working with a multitude of different people,” Butler said. “[It] also benefits me in the sense that being a president of a governing board which such a large constituent, I’m able to make a small change for a larger audience. I think that me, personal-

ly, I wouldn’t get as much out of my college experience if I wasn’t involved in these things that the college offers me.” Sophomore Bianca Ogundo, South Hall representative from the RHA, said that the organization is really beneficial for her. “I joined the organization because I like it,” Ogundo. “It benefits me in the long run. I can meet people from other schools, see how they feel about the clubs and organizations and what they think they can get out of it so I can learn from them, too.” Students who are interested in being part of the RHA can contact Lalah Butler at or RHA Vice President Karita Rawlins at

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Writing Center presents “Writing-We-Do” workshops Mina Song News Editor Utica College Writing Center is hosting the “Writing-We-Do” workshop series every Tuesday for faculty and Thursday for students starting from Oct. 2 until Nov. 15 in the Boehlert Conference Room. The workshop for faculty runs for seven days from Oct. 2 until Nov. 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday. The workshop series will cover seven different topics. Likewise, the workshop for students also runs for seven days under seven different topics but on different dates. The workshop series for students run from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday. The workshop aims to inform faculty members about the various writing elements and techniques and bring up discus-

sions among the issues that faculty members have faced in the past. It also educates students on the writing styles necessary for their college education. “The purpose of the workshop primarily is to disseminate information for people who weren’t aware,” Mary Ann Janda, English professor and Writing Center supervisor, said. “I think it can be very useful to students.” Janda has run similar workshop series over the course of approximately six years. She said that the turn out varied. There were good turnouts for some workshops and low turnouts for some others. Time was the main problem for low turnouts. “[The turnouts] varies,” Janda said. “I’ve had some very nice turnouts and I’ve also had times when nobody came so what I do is I just keep offering them. When people are interest-

ed and they want to come, they do come. That’s the best that I can do. There’s no perfect timing for everyone.” Sara Scanga, assistant professor of biology, went to the workshop on writing reflective statements and she found it to be very useful. “It was immensely helpful,” Scanga said. “It was a great workshop. [Professor Janda] does not just sit and tell you what to do. It’s really a workshop. You’re asked to think deeply of what you want to write. I know more of what I’m doing now that I’ve never known before.” Tyson Kreiger, assistant professor of psychology, also went to the workshop on writing reflective statements. He went to the same workshop two years ago and he said that it was helpful that he had to go back again this year to make sure he is still on the right track.

“[The workshop] was very helpful,” Kreiger said. “Professor Janda gave us a lot of guidance. We had a good discussion about what we should and should not include in the workshop. I actually went to the same one two years ago and [I went back again this year] to make sure that I still had the understanding of it.” Both Scanga and Kreiger would recommend students to take advantage of this service as well as the Writing Center as much as possible. “I would definitely recommend students to go,” Scanga said. “It would be as helpful as the faculty workshop. It’s a wonderful service so students should take advantage of it. Why pass it up when it’s free?” “I would [encourage] students to use the Writing Center as much as they can,” Kreiger said. Janda also wishes to inform

students and faculty about the Writing Center and its overall functions during the workshops. “We’re also going to talk about the Writing Center,” Janda said. “What I’m hoping is my staff will help me show the students who are in the workshops how useful [the Writing Center] is to them and then the workshops for faculty will show the faculty how the writing center works. ” Students who are not able to go to the workshops because of time conflicts are welcome to talk to Janda personally on any writing topics, issues or concerns that they have. For more information about the workshops, contact Mary-Ann Janda at or stop by the Writing Center, which is located on the first floor of the library.


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Presidential debate: no winner yet The Editorial Board After watching the second presidential debate, as well as the first one, The Tangerine staff does not believe there has been any clear “winners” thus far. During the first debate multiple news outlets reported that Governor Mitt Romney “won,” but after the second debate the media seems to be favoring President Obama, noting that his arguments were stronger and better articulated. In regards to the second debate, we as a staff believe that Obama recovered a bit from the first and was able to present to the Hofstra audience a more meaningful plan for the next four years. First we would like to note that Romney did not seem to have a concrete plan in place that would benefit college students. The first question came from a 20-year-old college student who asked how each candidate would ensure he was able to find a job after he graduates in 2014. Romney, who addressed the question first, only told the student what he probably already knew. According to Romney, his administration

“needs to work” to make college affordable and make sure there are jobs waiting for graduates when they leave college. Thank you, Romney. Tell us something we don’t know. When Obama took the floor, he communicated a more detailed plan that he would implement should he be reelected. One that includes “changing tax codes” to increase jobs in the Unites States, and not giving the wealthy a tax break so that money can be invested in college education, meaning (hopefully) cheaper tuitions. His plan, although not perfect and more than likely will not work in every aspect, at least had a structure. Second, The Tangerine staff noticed the emphasis on women in this debate. It is a topic that the national media also picked up on, and we see why. Obama’s plans for women make sense. Romney’s are questionable. Romney, who is clearly conservative, does not believe in abortion unless absolutely necessary, like in cases of rape or incest. Obama believes that a woman’s body is her own, and having a baby is not a decision the government can make. Obama believes in keeping Planned Parenthood open, and

our staff, although we may not all agree exactly on the issues of pro life versus pro choice, do not think barring Planned Parenthood would benefit anyone. Rather it seems like a way for Romney to present himself in a highly polarized, conservative manner in order to win over voters. Finally, the other issue involving women was equal pay. There is really not much more we can say about this other than yes, as a male and female staff that all work equal hours, sex doesn’t matter to us. We do not feel it would be right to pay the female editors of The Tangerine any less than their male counterparts and we think this logic should apply to all careers and fields. Obama, we think you did really well during this debate and we hope you continue to communicate these detailed plans to your audiences and to students, like us. Romney, although we don’t think you “won” this one, that’s not to say we dismiss all of your polices, but do think you need to do a better job articulating your ideas. We will have to wait and see what the next debate brings for both candidates.

The condom talk Danielle Kane Opinion Editor

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for UC students and between the tragedy involving Clayton Whittemore and Alex Kogut, the passing of Professor Paul Young, the presidential debates and Homecoming Weekend, we’ve had some lengthy opinion pieces covering it all. But this week, I’d like to change it up and take a moment to remind everyone that we’re still college students. I want to move on to a more light-hearted subject that many college students are familiar with: sex. Sex is a pretty good time. I don’t think any one would refute that idea. The point I’d like to make in this column though is not about just any kind of sex, it’s about safe sex. Safe sex: A phrase we’ve heard for years, yet it’s often overlooked when it comes to stripping down in the bedroom. In order to have safe sex, you need the male partner to wear a condom (well, that’s one method and the one I’m going to discuss). But it’s getting that condom opened and on that sometimes presents a problem. I’m not speaking on behalf of every guy at UC. Some men

have no issue using one. However, I do know that sometimes guys are not the biggest fans of wearing condoms and this is problematic. Condoms are important. You should have enough respect for the female you’re in bed with to put one on without her having to tell you. Ladies, we know that sometimes it is not that easy, which brings me to my next pointhaving the condom talk. When is the right time, in the heat of the moment, to stop and ask, “Hey, can you grab a condom?” It’s awkward and disruptive. You two are on the bed, getting unclothed and it just seems to flow better when there’s no pause. So how do you bring it up? I would say the best way to ask your man to put a condom on is before you’re both naked. Let’s face it – things get 10 times more awkward when you’re both lying there naked trying to have a conversation. Rather, I would advise you to do it while the pants (at minimum) are still on. That way if he gives you a hard time about it, he can’t simultaneously be trying to insert his penis in your vagina as you lecture him on the importance of using condoms. From here, while both of your bottoms are still on, you should tell him that you want to use a

condom and that if he doesn’t want to, you can continue to make out like middle-schoolers, but that’s all. If he says the classic excuse “But babe, I can’t feel anything,” tell him to go to the store, buy a pack of fancy Trojan condoms that make it feel like “nothing is there,” and you two will be all set. On the other hand, if he gives you no problem at all then the rest should run smoothly. Once you disclose you want to use protection, the pants may come off. I don’t think I need to describe anything further from this point. The moral is that no matter what age we are or year in college, safe sex is still important. In fact, it’s probably most important at this point in our lives. If you are a female or male reading this column that is in a serious relationship, then perhaps using condoms is no longer necessary for you- and that’s fine so long as you and your significant other trust each other. The rest of you, though, should take a stroll to the Health Center and grab some condoms. The pre-sex-condom talk shouldn’t be so awkward anymore.

I’m not an alcoholic, I’m a student Guest columnist Lasse Mäki-Hokkonen Alcohol can be a very sensitive subject depending on where you are in the world. It can separate different types of people, but it can most certainly unite people at the same time. It is the most consumed drug in the world next to cannabis. The views on how to use it differs a lot from one place to another depending on religious or historic reasons. It is probably also the only drug that people brag about consuming vast amounts of. I have even taken an alcohol-related test at Abo Akademi University for the Department of Psychology. I got free movie tickets for the trouble and free alcohol. According to the test, my liver broke down an insane amount of 0-2 per mille (one per mille= one-tenth of a percent) of alcohol in 30 minutes. One per mille is considered being drunk, two per mille is being very intoxicated and 3 per mille is being completely wasted. Above four and you are nearing severe alcohol poisoning and perhaps death. So in other words, I could - at least back then - go from nearly sober to very intoxicated in three hours. The reason my liver is so good at breaking down alcohol is not a coincidence; it is because of the student culture and drinking culture in Finland. We go drinking the night before a big party in order to keep going even harder the next day. Your liver gets adjusted and it is trained constantly- a tolerance one loses after being without alcohol for a certain period of time, drinking too much for a long period of time, or as one gets older. Before the May 1 at Walpurgis Night, which is the largest student festivity in Finland and Sweden, people party for a week straight.

Truth is, as a student in Finland, the best parties are not on the weekends but in the middle of the week. We even have a nickname for Wednesday; it is called “LittleSaturday.” One club in Turku is open until 3 a.m. every day. Now you are probably thinking, how can they do that? In my country, being absent during class is all on you. Only language courses require mandatory presence. But let’s get back to alcohol. Drinking at a student party in Finland is not as different as you would think. In the U.S. you have lots of alcoholrelated games mostly involving cups during “pre-game,” followed by a visit to the club. In Finland, we usually have a three-course dinner called a “Sitz-party” where we take shots and sing every time before taking a shot. These parties almost always have a theme. It could be a Future Career Sitz, Doctors vs. Nurses and so forth. The Sitz usually ends at midnight, followed by the after party on the dance floor. In my freshman year I went to nearly 30 of these parties, sometimes three times in one week. But it’s OK - I was not an alcoholic, I was a student.


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Dear Danielle, I am in a fraternity and I am seeking your advice on a problem that I feel can apply to many different guys, but is specifically prevalent with fraternity guys. I’m not talking about any fraternity education issue, pledges or anything like that, but rather it’s something that is not talked about in the one-night-stand, always-trying-toget-it-in fraternity lifestyle. What I’m talking about is being in a fraternity with a girlfriend. I have the reputation of the guy in the fraternity that gets with a lot of girls, and I’m not going to lie, I enjoy it. I love being that crazy guy at parties who does whatever he wants and hooks up with whichever girl he wants, but there is another side to it all. Sometimes, by some stroke of dumb luck, one girl just waltzes her

way into your life and you’re just like: “Wow there is something different about this girl.” The difference is that she is the girl you want to be with Saturday night, but also be with all day Sunday. I’ve always been the guy that has said: no girlfriends in college, but I feel as if the tide is about to change. What I’m worried about most is having a girlfriend and still being able to have as much fun as I did when I was single and still be that crazy guy; I still want to be that guy having a blast at every party. I’m afraid of becoming that boring guy with a girlfriend and missing out on the epic Total Frat Move moments. Any advice? Concerned Frat-boy

Dear Concerned Frat-boy What a dilemma. I’m here to empathize with you. My first question would be, what year in college are you? My guess is you have to be at least a sophomore, in which case, yes, I understand not wanting to get tied down so early in the game. If you’re a senior though, I would say settling down with a girlfriend is not a bad idea. But let’s suppose your year in college doesn’t make a difference: Since you’ve always been the guy taking home whichever girl you want at the end of the night, you need to consider typical scenarios. If you decide to date this girl and you’re out at a party without her and another pretty girl is throwing herself at you, are you going to say no? If you had to think about the answer to this question for a while, then you’re probably not ready to date the girl you’re currently into. However, if you can picture your-

self turning down other women, then there are some substantial feelings. If this girl has already put up with your frat-guy shenanigans so far, then she should understand that dating doesn’t mean you’re going to give up the college lifestyle you have. Talk to her about it, though. Communicating these expectations is really important. Finally, my advice on the whole “fraternity boy with a girlfriend issue?” Who cares? It’s not up to your brothers whom you date and when you date them. Being Greek myself, I know that the bond between brothers and sisters does not waiver just because one person makes a relationship status change. They’ll be there for you the same way they always have been. Best of luck, Danielle

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The Tangerine staff is quite honestly confused about the letter to the editor we received last week from Joseph E. Valley regarding President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s lack of baptismal certitude. Vallely wrote that since Obama and Romney are not baptized Christians, they are not fit to run this country since without baptism, using reason to formulate ideas and opinions is “amoral.” We do not agree with that because there are plenty of people in this world who are not baptized for the obvious reason that other religions do not

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require a baptismal ceremony. This does not mean people who are not devout Christians cannot articulate their own ideas about policies such as war, abortion, divorce or contraception, as Vallely noted. These issues, however controversial, are not “immoral policies” since there are people from all types of religions and cultures - some baptized, some not - who still take a side on these subjects. There are baptized Christians who help formulate these “immoral policies” as well. Our point being, neither Obama nor Romney need to be sacramentally baptized in order

to be the president of our country. Is every person in America baptized? No. Therefore, a president who is baptized, and an authentic Christian at that, would not be representative of the population and the vast amount of different people who comprise that population, anyway. We want to be clear in stating that no one on The Tangerine staff is an expert in the field of religious theology. However, the views of Vallely seemed very extreme, so The Tangerine felt we owed our audience some sort of explanation in our response.

As a disclaimer: We do not know enough about Catholic theology to fully rebut the claims made in the original letter to the editor. What we do know is that Valley is entitled to his opinion, however biased it may be. While some Utica College community members felt printing the letter was unnecessary, we felt printing any opinion regarding the presidential election was fair and timely. This does not mean that we can easily refute the points Vallely was trying to make. But to us, his viewpoints do not seem valid. Since according to him,

people need to be baptized to “wash away original sin,” Romney and Obama are both capable of creating sinful policies because neither has had their original sin expunged. Just because their religions do not require them to be baptized in a way that Vallely deems fit does not mean their policies will automatically be immoral. Both men are intelligent individuals who do rely on their logic and reason, which is enough for us. Being an enlightened Christian through baptism does not inadvertently qualify someone to be the president, nor does any other religious ceremony.

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Homecoming According to Mark Kovacs, director of the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, more than 2,000 people came to Utica College to celebrate Homecoming. The number does not include those who came and joined all the free outdoor events such as the carnival, haunted house, Casino Night and the fireworks. Kovacs would like to thank UC alumni, parents, students and friends for joining and celebrating

generations of memories 2012: a t U t i c a C o l l e g e

Homecoming. He would also like to thank all the people behind the scenes in planning and putting Homecoming together. “The members of the Utica College National Alumni Council deserve a huge congratulations,” Kovacs said. “The Facebook, LinkedIn and voice mail messages as well as phone calls from our alumni, parents and students have been extremely positive.”

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Tattoo Tales

My Profile Bob Payne III

Interview by Candace Myers Lifestyle Editor

Sophomore, cybersecurity major

What is your name? Rashida Patrick

April 1, 1993

What is your major? Journalism

North Hall basement Duanesburg, N.Y. Single, looking to mingle Employer: Unemployed Biggest fear: Not being able to support my family What I wanted to be when I was younger: firefighter Favorite movie: The Godfather Worst habit: being forgetful

Favorite cartoon character: Johnny Bravo Dream date: T-Swift. We would go to Italy and drink wine and eat cheese on the beach. If I had a superpower: I would want to fly.

You will be tempted to make a promise you are incapable of keeping this week. Be careful of that temptation. No one likes being known as a flake. Just say you’re sorry, can’t help and move on.


Sometimes things just work in your favor when you’re thinking the worst is on the horizon. Smile, nod and thank your lucky stars that things are looking up. Use this to your advantage in a problem area.


What is the meaning behind it? They mean friendship, love and loyalty. They are my favorite because those are the three things that I feel very strongly about. It is also my favorite because the tattoo itself is pretty.

When did you get your tattoo? I got my tattoo June 2 of this year.

Motto: I’m not cocky, I’m confident.


Which one do you like the most? The tattoo on my right ankle is my favorite. It is a Claddagh, which is an Irish symbol.

Did it hurt? It’s really hard to describe what a tattoo feels like. It depends on the place. Out of all five, this one was the worst.

Favorite dish: Chicken parm

A friend might be ready to make a compromise. This person may have acted in a way that you deemed inappropriate and they are ready to admit it. Accept their apology warmly to save the friendship.

How many tattoos do you have? I have five tattoos. I have one on my wrist, one on my ankles, my shoulder and my hip.

How long did it take to get done? It took about 20 minutes to do. How much did it cost? I have no idea because I didn’t pay for it. Do have any suggestion about getting tattoos? The only suggestion I have would be to make sure the tattoo is something you really want and it means a lot to you because tattoos cost a lot to remove. Other than that, go for it!

Horoscopes For week ending 10/18


Turn off your phone or turn on airplane mode at least once this week. Do what you have to do to get away for a while and regroup after a stressful situation. The time to debrief will serve you well.



Mistakes happen. That’s a part of being human. Don’t beat yourself up for your errors. Do what is necessary to repair the situation and move on. Don’t let this be a lesson unlearned, however.

Asking for help is good from time to time, but some things are too important to hand off to other people. This task is one you need to handle on your own. Get organized and get to it quick.

Aquarius Leo

You’re taking the easy way out and you know it. It’s time for a reality check: you know you are capable of doing better and you should. Take some time to assess and get back to the grind.


You’ve been working hard and it is about to pay off. Whether it is a raise or an A on a paper or project you dedicated a lot of time and effort to, you have earned a break. Take it easy for a while.

Cut the attitude. You have blown something out of proportion and it is time to get over yourself. Friends will not keep coming back if you continue to do this. Be honest with yourself and others.


It is in your best interest to check out every area of that big news you want to share with friends and family. It may not be all it is cracked up to be. Read into it a little bit before you get their hopes up.



Do not let go of a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity that is presented to you. You may be worried that it will strain relationships. If these people truly care about you, they will stick by you through it.

Stop making excuses for people that have goofed up. If someone messed up, it is time that they take the responsibility for it. It will come back to bite you if they do not step up soon.


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Read it, see it, hear it

“See What I’m Saying”• “End of Watch” • “Babel” Elaine Paravati Staff Writer Read it “See What I’m Saying” by Lawrence D. Rosenblum UC students who have taken Psychology 101 Honors may have read this book as an assignment in the course. However, “See What I’m Saying” is by no means a boring textbook. It is a book that helps readers learn to understand and utilize their senses in way they didn’t know they could. Students interested in psychology will appreciate the references to interesting scientific studies and theories that are scattered throughout the book. Those who are unfamiliar with psychology can easily understand the concepts addressed in the book. Rosenblum does an excellent job of explaining difficult hypotheses using colorful examples, personal anecdotes and everyday language. This is a book that is perfect for the student looking to relax while still learning a little something. After reading “See What I’m Saying,” you will definitely never view your senses the same way again. See it “End of Watch” written/directed by David Ayer Students looking to jump start their weekend with an action movie should head over to

Photo compiled by Luis De Leon

the Marquee in New Hartford and see “End of Watch.” This flick centers around two police officers played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as they patrol the streets of Los Angeles. Gyllenhaal and Pena have great chemistry in the film. They play one another well in serious scenes as well as humorous moments and are overall highly entertaining. The movie is seen from not only the standard third-person camera view, but also the cops’ dash cam and vest cameras, which give the movie a captivating per-

spective. Many aspects of the film were surprisingly accurate depictions of law enforcement, which was very interesting to see. For example, the vest cams used in the film are being integrated in many police units today in order to collect evidence more easily and increase officer credibility. Beyond highlighting the logistics of the police department, this film is a story of two men who, because of their careers, have created a bond that would take them through hell and

back. The movie is an hour and 39 minutes long. By the end of the movie, you may find yourself wanting to purchase another ticket to see it again. Hear it “Babel” by Mumford & Sons Many may know Mumford & Sons for their hits “The Cave” and “Little Lion Man.” For fans of their mellow, folk-rock sound, the band’s second studio album does not disappoint. “Babel” came out this past September and is compiled of

Winter is on its way Anthony Cortese Online Sports Reporter The cold months are upon us and there is no way to call up Mother Nature to have her crank up the heat. The choir of getting out of bed for that morning class becomes a nightmare, as most students want to stay curled up in bed. Studies have shown that the winter months tend to bring unwanted moods into our lives that you may not be ready to cope with. To name a few: overeating, boredom, trouble concentrating and even a loss of interest in sex. I’ve come up with some helpful hints to fight off these winter blues. The Sun That’s right the sun! That bright sphere in the sky serves your body a better purpose than just giving you that deep tan. It’s actually a natural source of Vitamin D. With connections linking the vitamin to reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and depression, this is an essential element to healthy living. It’s no surprise to Utica that exposure to natural sunlight in colder months is very limited. But luckily it can be found in the forms of food and health supplements. I’m sorry guys/girls but tanning

beds are not a safe option here. To save yourself the excess UV rays, grab a glass of milk or some fish for dinner. If you are lactose intolerant, that’s okay. Drink a couple glasses of orange juice to boost your daily intake. Exercise An hour a day has the same therapeutic affect as 2.5 hours of sunlight. I understand an hour a day may be out of the question. And that’s completely understandable. But what if I were to tell you that you can still beat the blues with as little as 20 minutes of exercise. It’s a common misconception that to reap the benefits of exercise you have to spend countless hours in the gym. This is completely false, so don’t let this discourage you from getting in a quick daily workout. During the winter, you’re looking to break the monotony of being stuck in a room all day. A long walk around campus has the same effects on endorphins during a simple workout. The release of endorphins acts as a natural way to elevate moods, which may lead to lower stress levels. Fight boredom and look to schedule your workout during that half hour repeat of your favorite show that’s on TV.

Too much sleep As cozy as that bed may feel during those cold days, there is such thing as an abundance of sleep. With links to depression, headaches, and obesity (due to poor dietary habits), too much sleep can be unhealthy. The feeling of being overly tired after that 12 hour snooze session is common. Of course the amount of sleep is different for each individual, but typically most doctors recommend between seven-to-nine hours a day. Environmental factors like lack of exposure to sunlight can contribute to the dreary feeling. There are a couple ways to deal with the constant urge to hit the sheets, wrap up and zone out. Look to pick up a winter hobby that forces you to attend once or twice a week. Remember that resolution you made at the beginning of the year! It’s almost time to make a new one. Take the next 3-4 months and set a goal for yourself. It could be something as simple as learning a new dance, or taking boxing lessons. This new found extra time is meant to treat yourself, giving you something to look forward to on a weekly basis. Think of it as a way to stay motivated.

12 new songs. The songs all blend well with one another, creating one large musical piece instead of it being a choppy mix of contrasting songs. The combination of instrumentation and vocals compliment one another very well and create a relaxing, mellow sound. Three songs that stand out are: “Ghosts That We Knew,” “Not With Haste,” and the headlining song “Babel.” This album is the perfect thing to listen to on rainy days, while studying, when it’s time to unwind and on the weekends.

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Homecoming Weekend roundup Meghan Fiore Sports Editor Homecoming Weekend turned out to be a thriller for the Utica College sports teams. After hosting a few alumni games across softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse and baseball earlier in the week, the UC fall sports teams put on a show for fans, friends, family and Utica College alumni – both athletes and non-athletes alike. First up was the field hockey team. The Pioneers entered the Saturday, Oct. 13 match up with St. John Fisher College with a record of 8-4, with a 1-3 mark in the Empire 8 conference. The game remained scoreless until the 17:27 mark in the first half when sophomore forward Alaina Stojkovski’s shot rebounded out and junior forward Jessica Franklin sent it sailing back at

Fisher’s keeper, sneaking it past for the 1-0 advantage and eventual victory. Thus far, the field hockey team has had some amazing standout performances by many players. UC recently extended their record to 10-4, with a 3-3 mark in the E8 after dropping the Bombers of Ithaca 3-0. The Pioneers’ playoff run looks hopeful as long as they do damage in their remaining conference games and look for some teams above them to drop a few games. Nonetheless, this team has shown true drive this fall and is a force to be reckoned with. The football team used the momentum of a big win at Buffalo State to sweep Frostburg State 41-0 on Homecoming Weekend. The stands were packed and the fans were loud as the Pioneers kept the beating on throughout both halves. Senior quarterback Andrew Benk-

witt gets more impressive each week as the weekly awards have yet to stop for him. He has now garnered the Empire 8 Offensive Player of the Week award for his second consecutive week. Benkwitt threw for 333 yards on 18 completions and three touchdowns to lead the Pioneers to this convincing win. UC has shown true strength this season so far as they currently sit second in the conference behind a two-way tie for first between Salisbury University (5-1, 3-0 E8) and Alfred University(4-1, 3-0 E8). The Pioneers have a 4-2 overall record and a 2-1 mark in the Empire 8. Playoffs are looking hopeful for this dominating Pioneer squad. Finally, we have men’s soccer. The Pioneers defeated Empire 8 rival Ithaca College 2-0 in Saturday’s homecoming weekend matchup. UC was lifted to a 1-0 first half lead when senior

Men’s soccer defeats Ithaca at Homecoming Danielle Alpi Staff Writer There was expectation in the air on Saturday night of Homecoming weekend for the men’s soccer game against Ithaca College. They would go on to win 2-0 Utica came out strong. In the eighth minute, senior defensemen Brett Darrow headed the ball into the net off a corner kick from junior midfielder Jeff Cupka. Ithaca’s goalie Kenny Chapman could just not stop the brilliantly placed header. The second UC goal came in the 37th minute when junior forward Kevin McAllister crushed the ball into the upper right hand corner of the net from 15 yards out. “Taking that shot felt great,” McAllister said. “My teammate Chris Perkins played me a perfect ball into the middle and when I turned and saw nobody in front of me, I thought ‘why not?’ and hit one of my best shots in my career.” The assist came from Perkins, a junior defenseman,

whose presence helped keep Ithaca at bay with his stellar defense. Head coach Eric Watson credited this type of defensive effort in securing the victory. “Going into every match, we feel that if we play to our potential that we can compete with anyone,” Watson said. “We expected that the match would be close, but if we defended well against them and kept them off the scoreboard that we would eventually find a way to get a goal or two.” Great defense is what secured Utica the win in a scoreless second half. The Bombers totaled 12 shots on goal and UC goalkeeper Anthony Caruso had his fourth shutout of the season. McAllister credited a strong first half and a sense of team cohesiveness to his team’s success. “What our team did best was come out strong in the first half,” McAllister said. “We’ve been starting off games slow a lot this year, but we started early against Ithaca and were able to

put two goals away in the first half which gave us a big boost. We also moved the ball very well from the backs all the way to the forwards; everyone was on the same page.” Watson reiterated this sentiment. “It was really a total team effort,” McAllister said. “Several players played multiple positions and everybody did this job.” Ithaca’s Saturday night loss was their first conference loss and third loss overall this season. This was a humbling loss for Ithaca, who beat Utica last year in a close 2-1 game. Watson made it clear that is not something that the team focused on, however. “We were more excited about getting our first conference win, which keeps us alive for the postseason,” Watson said. The team is looking forward to hosting their next Empire 8 conference game against Alfred University this Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. Last year, UC came through with a win, 2-1.

Brett Darrow netted his first goal of the year. He headed the ball past Ithaca’s keeper off a corner kick from teammate Jeff Cupka in the eighth minute of play. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead and an eventual win in the 37th minute of the first half when junior forward Kevin McAllister sent a shot into the back of the net off of junior defender Chris Perkins. With McAllister’s goal, he took sole possession of third place on the college’s all-time scoring list. The win moved the Pioneers to a record of 6-7-1, with a 1-3 mark in the Empire 8. UC is currently sitting in fifth in the E8 behind St. John Fisher, Stevens, Ithaca and Elmira. With only two conference games left, the Pioneers need to be looking for a sweep and count on some luck on their end in hopes of making a playoff run this season.

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Coach Spotlight: Juliano Pagliero Dan Baldwin Online Editor Juliano Pagliero is in his second year as the assistant coach for the Utica College men’s ice hockey team. Pagliero was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He currently lives in Utica. When Pagliero was young, he grew up on an acreage, which is also described as an area of land that is used for agricultural purposes. He had a chance to get on the ice and play some hockey throughout his younger years. Pagliero went to Bert Church High School, located in Airdrie, Alberta, when he was a teenager. After high school, he went to Niagara University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. While at Niagara, Pagliero was one of the top goaltenders in the College Hockey America conference. He earned All-Conference recognition three times. Winning the CHA conference tournament championship in 2008 was one of the greatest moments in Pagliero’s life. He also had another spotlight moment in his life when he played in the NCAA Tournament that

year. After college, Pagliero played two professional seasons. He spent the 2009-2010 season in Italy before returning to North America to play for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the independent Central Hockey League. After the 2010-2011 season, Pagliero retired from professional ice hockey. Pagliero is currently engaged and his immediate family consists of his father, sister and mother. He also has a pet turtle named Freddy. Pagliero is a big fan of hockey and he has been playing it ever since he was young. Playing hockey is in his blood and it is something that he enjoys doing. Pagliero also received a lot of hockey coaching experience from his coaches in the past. From there, he was able to use that experience to get a coaching job at Utica College. Hockey is not the only sport that Pagliero enjoys. Pagliero likes baseball and soccer, but his number one favorite sport besides hockey is college basketball. There are a lot of foods that Pagliero enjoys, but his favorite food is gnocchi. Gnocchi is of-

ten described as a soft potato dumpling that is made from wheat flour, eggs, breadcrumbs and cheese. Pagliero is mostly described as a calm and positive person. He always looks at things with a positive outlook and he never has a negative attitude. Pagliero is also known for having a strong sense of confidence. To him, trust is the one thing that is most important in life. Pagliero is excited about his team’s hardworking character this season. “I think that we are a team who’s physical and are always up for every challenge,” Pagliero said. “We are also a little blue collar whenever we are out on the ice.” Pagliero is impressed by the team’s performance last year. In his perspective, his team had a strong core. All of his players show great respect for him and they often rely on him for help. He mostly describes the team as a group of guys that are strongly united with one another. The hockey team’s performance was solid in Pagliero’s first season with the team. The team finished with an

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overall record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 2 ties, and they had a 4-6-2 record in conference games. Despite last year’s solid performance, there were some areas that need improvement. Pagliero is expecting a large roster this season, including a large core group of returners. “Our team consists of 28 members,” Pagliero said. “We have six new members on our team and four of our members

are seniors.” Pagliero’s goal for his team this year is to show some strength and confidence throughout the season. He wants his team to compete on every game night and win as many games as they can. He also wants his team to play with a sense of urgency and determination.

Get to know your Pioneers Field hockey on a roll Devin Blake Staff Writer

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Q: What’s your favorite fast food restaurant? A: McDonald’s

Q: What’s your favorite fast food restaurant? A: McDonald’s

Q: What’s your favorite fast food restaurant? A: Subway

Q: Which NFL team has a shot at winning the Super Bowl this year? A: 49ers

Q: Which NFL team has a shot at winning the Super Bowl this year? A: Giants

Q: Which NFL team has a shot at winning the Super Bowl this year? A: Patriots

Q: At what time do you usually get up in the morning? A: 7 a.m.

Q: At what time do you usually get up in the morning? A: 10 a.m.

Q: At what time do you usually get up in the morning? A: 9 a.m.

Q: What is your least favorite school subject? A: Math

Q: What is your least favorite school subject? A: Math

Q: What is your least favorite school subject? A: Math

Q: If there’s any other language that you would want to learn besides English, what would it be? A: Goidelic

Q: If there’s any other language that you would want to learn besides English, what would it be? A: Native American

Q: If there’s any other language that you would want to learn besides English, what would it be? A: Arabic

Interview conducted by Dan Baldwin Online Editor

The Utica College field hockey team defeated the St. John Fisher Cardinals on Saturday 1-0, starting off Homecoming Weekend on a high note. Junior Jessica Franklin scored the only goal for the Pioneers – her third of the season. In the 18th minute of play, Pioneer sophomore Alaina Stojkovski attempted a shot on net, which was stopped by Cardinal goaltender Danielle Famolaro. Franklin was able to knock the rebound shot in and the defense helped the goal stand for the remainder of the game. Stojkovski picked up her 11th assist on the season as a result of the play. Freshman Kells Casey made three saves on the day in the victory, picking up her first career shutout. There was a large crowd gathered in the stands for the game with many parents and family members in town for Homecoming. Cheers could be heard from far outside the stadium as people were arriving in advance of the football game. The Pioneers moved to 9-4 on the year and 2-3 in the Empire 8. They are in the middle

of a three game road trip. On Wednesday afternoon, the Pioneers kicked off their three game road trip with a victory over Ithaca College 3-0. Sophomores Hannah Mackey and Louise SteeleNorton continued their success by scoring a goal each and Nikki Kieffer scored her first goal of the year. Freshman goaltender Kells Casey added five saves in the game. The Pioneers got the scoring underway just two minutes into the game when Mackey scored her 10th goal on the year. Six minutes later, SteeleNorton scored her leagueleading 20th goal of the season to make the score 2-0. In the final minutes, Kieffer scored to round out the scoring to take the 3-0 victory. With the win, the Pioneers move to 10-4 overall on the year and 3-3 in the Empire 8. Steele-Norton has had an outstanding year so far, as her goal added to her single season scoring record that she had already established earlier this season. The Pioneers continue their road trip Saturday when they travel to Houghton College to take on the Highlanders in an Empire 8 matchup. Game time is set for 1 p.m.


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Former Pioneers football players gathered for a photo during the Homecoming game.

FOOTBALL cont’d from pg. 16 from 10 yards out. Benkwitt finished the day completing 18of-29 passes for 333 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore backup Connor Butkewicz was impressive in relief of Benkwitt, completing four of his five pass attempts for 52 yards. The Pioneers now rank fifth in the country in passing offense with an average of 345 yards per game. Meier is fourth

MEIER cont’d from pg. 16 head coach Blaise Faggiano and offensive coordinator Curt Fitzpatrick’s efforts. “Coach Fitz and coach Fagg recruited me when I was looking to transfer,” Meier said. “They talked the program up and it is what they’ve said it would be… we’re competing against teams and looking to do big things.” As per NCAA regulations, Meier had to sit out a year since he transferred from a Division I to a Division III school. Since then, Meier improved upon some bad habits. “I learned that high school didn’t prepare me for college at all,” Meier said. “I was shell shocked with classes because nobody pushes you to go to class, but college is pretty much what I expected it to be. In the beginning of my career I had a tendency to miss a lot of stuff like practices and meetings. I used to be a big procrastinator. They knew me as the kid that

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in the country among receivers in yards per game with 145. Woodburn was impressive in the kicking game for UC. The first-year starter from Islip was 2-for-2 on field goal attempts from 30 and 39 yards. Combined with his six extra points, Woodburn set a single-game school record for points by a kicker with a total of 11. The impressive outing led d3football. com to name Woodburn to their

national Team-of-the-Week. Faggiano credits Woodburn’s character to his young kicker’s success this season. “He’s got a great head on his shoulders and he’s someone you can count on,” Faggiano said. The Pioneers travel to Hartwick on Saturday, Oct. 20 in search of their third conference victory of the season. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m.

likes to sleep but now I’m a senior and I’ve turned it around. I’ve learned how to manage my time, accountability… I know how to schedule my day and stay on top of things. My [oldest] brother might’ve been better than me, but he couldn’t get his academics together so I learned a lot from that.” Meier, the youngest of three brothers, said he idolized his oldest brother on and off the field. After he graduates with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Meier wants to extend his football career by trying out for several leagues. “My first goal after UC is to play football after college,” Meier said. “Tryout some places and see if I can hang with them. If that doesn’t work out I can always get my CPA and practice accounting somewhere. The NFL is a pretty lofty goal, but the AFL (Arena Football League), CFL (Canadian Football League)

and the Euro football league… the thought of getting paid to play football, that’s me. The very least I can do is tryout, and I always have that degree.” Meier wants to win a couple more awards as a Pioneer before he tries out for a professional football league. “I have many goals, but First Team All-Conference and an All-American would be great,” Meier said. With football as a major part of his life, Meier is naturally an NFL fan as well. He was originally a Buffalo Bills fan before switching to the Denver Broncos. “Me and my uncle used to watch Broncos games when I was little,” Meier said. “I used to be a Bills fan until the Music City Miracle. My mom got me a Bills hat at the mall… I was listening to the game and threw my hat out the car window. Call me a front-runner but I’ve been a Broncos fan ever since.”

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HOCKEY cont’d from pg. 16 bination of speed and imposing team’s depth is a strength and that the returning experience and leadership will go a long way in eluding the pressure that comes with high expectations. “I don’t think there’s pressure,” Heenan said. “I think we’re excited. I love the leadership of this group… and if we can get rolling early, who knows what can happen?” Amongst the 22 returning players leading the way for Utica will be senior forward Evan Chlanda. Chlanda was the team’s leading goal scorer last season with 16. Junior forwards Trever Hertz, Adam Graff and Jon Gaffney combined for 31 goals last season and will balance the UC scoring attack. With the departure of alltime leading scorer Tim Coffman, there was a high degree of speculation about finding another top-tier scorer to replace him. The Pioneers may have found an answer in newcomer Louie Educate. The Chicago native spent his freshman season playing for Nichols College. While at Nichols, Educate put up 27 goals in as many games. That total tied him for third among Division III players and first among freshmen. To add additional perspective to that statistic, Coffman only posted 11 goals as a senior. As a sophomore, Educate will be counted on for his tremendous skill in open ice situations and an accurate wrist shot that can find any corner of the net with ease. On the defensive end, the Pioneers return nearly everyone from a deep 2011-2012 group. Junior All-ECAC West selection Mike Slowikowski stands at 6 feet 7 inches and weighs in at 235 lbs. He brings a unique com-

physical presence to the lineup. Joining Slowikowski on the blue line will be seniors Robert Etts, Cody Adams and Josh Schmitt. Juniors Steve Zappia and Doug Marshall and sophomore Mike Baird will be in the mix for playing time as well. Freshman defenseman Donald Olivieri could be a huge weapon for Utica this season. After going an abysmal 13 percent on the power play last season, Utica may have found their answer in Olivieri. Sources familiar with Olivieri’s playing style say that he is a raw talent in his own end, but he brings an unmatched offensive presence to the table. Olivieri’s vicious slapshot produced 22 regular season goals for the North American Hockey League’s Bismarck Bobcats last season. That production could mean a great deal for a powerplay unit that will need to develop an identity for Utica to succeed. Although the Pioneers have high aspirations, Heenan insists that his group must take the season on a game-by-game basis. The team opens their season with a game on Oct. 19 against Morrisville, followed by a game the following night against Fredonia. Game time is 7 p.m. for both contests. Reminder Students, faculty and staff who did not purchase season tickets will continue to receive complimentary admission to all home games. However, they must present their UC identification card at the ticket window to receive a ticket with an assigned seating location. Individuals who have questions regarding this policy should inquire at the Athletic Office.

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Men’s hockey hits the ice for season opener Ray Biggs Sports Editor The Utica College men’s hockey team has been preparing to open their season on Friday, Oct. 19 against the Morrisville State College Mustangs. Ever since a 4-3 overtime loss to Neumann on Feb. 22 ended their 2011-2012 season, the Pioneers have been hard at work preparing for this

season. They have been in the weight room and waking up early to participate in group workouts to stay conditioned for the rigors of ECAC West play. After posting a record of 15-9-2 last season, the Pioneers return to the ice as the preseason favorite in the ECAC West Conference. They return 22 players, which is second to only Hobart’s total of 26. Head coach Gary Heenan said that his


The first men’s ice hockey game of the season is Friday, Oct. 19 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Photo from

Football steamrolls Frostburg at Homecoming game Ray Biggs Sports Editor The Utica College football team won their 2012 Homecoming game in convincing fashion. The Pioneers welcomed Empire 8 opponent Frostburg State University to the turf at Charles A. Gaetano stadium for the first time ever. Utica, however, was not ready to roll out the welcome mat for the Bobcats. They used their always-explosive offense and a surprisingly smothering defense to bury the Bobcats, 41-0. On their opening drive, the Pioneers surprised many by putting together a strong drive with the ground game. Junior tailback Jesse Baldassare accounted for nearly all of Utica’s yardage as the Pioneers mixed in a base run game with an effective passing game to the flats to march down the field in the opening 2:40. Baldassare punched it in through the pile from one yard out and freshman kicker Thomas Woodburn knocked the extra point through the uprights to give Utica an early 7-0 lead. On the ensuing possession, Frostburg seemed destined to find an immediate answer with a ground game of their own. Tailbacks Chuky Iweh and JD Hook used a great effort by their offensive line to their advantage to help Frostburg drive to the Utica 8-yard-line. After Utica forced a fourth down at that location on the field, the Bobcats sent out kicker Jonathan Adams for a 25-yard field goal attempt. Adams showed exactly why he has struggled this season when the kick sailed wide right. The missed field goal attempt would be Frostburg’s best scoring chance all afternoon. With the momentum created by the missed field goal, the Pioneers sought to exploit the Frostburg defense with another long drive. Senior quarterback An-

drew Benkwitt completed pass attempts to senior receiver Jeremy Meier and junior receiver Jamie Murphy for a total of 67 yards, but the ground game would bring home the bacon for UC. Benkwitt sprinted to the endzone from four yards out to expand the lead to 14-0. After a tough first series, Utica’s defense turned in a shutdown performance. Frostburg was held off the scoreboard for the remainder of the ballgame. After a career day against UC last season, Hook simply could not find any running room between the tackles. He finished the afternoon with 81 rushing yards. Quarterback Ken Emmons did not have a great day, either. Prior to Saturday’s game, Emmons had established a reputation as one of the nation’s top dual-threat quarterbacks. Utica’s defense was simply overpowering for a player who is accustomed to making plays with his arm and his legs. Emmons finished the day with negative three net rush yards, while going just 8-for-22 for 72 yards through the air. Each of those statistics are a season worst for the firstyear starter. Utica head coach Blaise Faggiano said that the defense’s improvement was caused by an increased emphasis on consistency. “We’ve always been pretty confident in our run game, but the stats didn’t show that,” Faggiano said. “… We went into the game knowing what could happen if we were more consistent as a football team and we were and that’s why people saw the results.” For the remainder of the game, the Utica passing game continued to conduct business as usual. Meier added two touchdowns while junior Joseph Gerbino snagged a touchdown of his own


Player Profile: Jeremy Meier Luis De Leon Managing Editor Senior wide receiver Jeremy Meier, an accounting major from nearby Rome who expects to graduate in May 2013, is accountable for an assault on the Utica College football record books. Meier, already the all-time leader in touchdowns scored (27), needs two more touchdowns this season to tie the single-season record 12 touchdowns that Jake Scott scored in 2010. Meier’s 813 receiving yards has him on pace to net 1355 yards by the end of the season. That would easily make him the first receiver in Pioneers history to record over 1,000 receiving yards in a season. At his current pace, Meier would break Cody Elliot’s single-season record of 868 receiving yards, set in 2009, during the Oct. 20 game against the Hartwick College Hawks. Meier’s 10 receiving touchdowns lead the Pioneers and the Empire 8 Conference. He has double the number of touchdowns as the next highest E8 receiver. Meier’s 813 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns also rank second in Division III football. Meier and the Pioneers have four games left in the season. As he continues to enjoy his senior campaign, Meier will be the first to say it was not always about the big numbers and accolades. Originally a transfer from Division I Sacred Heart University, Meier was not happy with his situation in Fairfield, Conn. “They had me playing defense so I wanted to transfer out,” Meier said. Meier, the youngest of three brothers, said he and his siblings all played defensive end in high school. Meier wanted to play wide receiver in college, the position he is most passionate about, but Sacred Heart kept him on the defensive side of the football. “[Wide receiver is] a glory position,”

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Meier said. “You score the touchdowns and get your name in the articles, but I have the most respect for the guys that don’t get recognized. It also comes with responsibility because there are times where we need that big catch and I love moments like that.” Meier treats some of these unrecognized players differently. He and his friends, who often call Meier one-four, are often found in the football house playing video games such as Mario Kart, Madden NFL 13, NBA 2K13 and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. “[I was] a loner when I got here, but I got comfortable with my teammates,” Meier said. “The more I played with them, the closer I got and if it wasn’t for UC I wouldn’t have met these people that are now my best friends.” Meier also chose UC because of

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