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Volume 9 • Issue 3 October 22, 2008

Kean Neighbors Want Parked Cars Out

By Carlos M. Reynosa

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Customers checking out Kean’s Farmer’s Market, which is open on Fridays. See Page 4 for a student photographer’s interpretation of the green market. Photo: Ana Maria Silverman

DUI Checks Begun On Kean Campus By Kelly Pennisi

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ctober 2nd was no ordinary Thursday night for Kean University students. Unlike most Thursday nights which usually means partying or some other type of gathering, this night included a small surprise, courtesy of the Kean Police Department. Kean Police were stationed on campus waiting for students to return to the dorms. This night, Kean University Police decided it would make sure those students under the influence would not get away so easily, and at midnight police went off to look for drunken drivers. Dorm students reported that the DUI checks seemed to be a new occurrence. Several said they had not seen or heard of the checks on campus in past semesters. According to Steven Hudik, Kean’s spokesman, during the checks by Kean University Police on October 2, if someone were under the influence while driving, the individual would have been charged. He said 78 summonses were issued for a variety of offenses, none for DUI. Safety checks began at 9 p.m. and ended at approximately midnight.  The DUI check began at midnight and ended at approximately 5 a.m.  There were no arrests for DUI.  To make it easier to check people, campus police had closed off certain entrances so students were forced to go into the check spots, students said.

“They were only allowing you in from the Green Lane entrance. They stopped us and talked to us,” student Rachel Kaelblein said. “They asked us a couple of questions and then they let us go. I actually saw a couple of cars get pulled over.” Officers hung around waiting for students to speed by or come back from parties and other places. “When we were leaving the campus to go to a party, we tried to go out the entrance by the side but it was blocked off by cones so we had to leave by the Harwood Arena and the police were standing right there,” said Erica McNeil. “They weren’t checking

esidents in the neighborhoods around the newly opened East Campus have a problem that Kean University students know all too well: there’s no place to park. And now the local police are looking into the problem. With parking limited at the new campus, Kean University students have been parking in neighborhoods near the campus on streets such as Irvington Avenue and Wilder Street, causing an overflow of parked cars on the street in those areas and disrupting the neighborhood. Students feel that since neighborhoods are so near to the school, they can just park on the street and walk to school. The problem is that residents usually use the street to park too. As a result, residents are having a hard time themselves finding parking at their own homes. In some cases, residents report waiting for hours to get an open parking spot in front or near their own home because a student has not yet returned from school to their car. Quite a few have called the local Hillside Police about the problem, but there is little the police can do because there are no restrictions that allow them to ticket to discourage on-street parking. But all that might change. In response to the growing number of complaints, the police recently sent area residents a survey about the parking situation. The survey asks specific questions about parking in the neighborhoods. “We received many complaints from the residents of these neighborhoods so we sent out this survey to see what they think,” said an officer with the Hillside Police. The survey was given to the residents in order to determine whether or not Hillside should adopt an ordinance that permits parking only to residents and

guests of residents. “We would first have to get a majority of residents to agree to permitting the ordinance,” the officer said. “Then we approach the Hillside Township Council for approval, but mostly we just want to see if the residents are interested or not.” The problem is occurring now because the East Campus just opened fully this semester. The campus, which is a stately building that was formerly a private academy, has been under renovation and now houses some college departments and the Nathan Weiss Graduate School. A new re-

In some cases, residents report waiting for hours to get an open parking spot in front or near their own home cital hall is expected to open on the campus in Fall 09. One way residents say they have tried to deal with the new parking problem has been to leave their driveway empty and park their cars in front of their houses all day so the students won’t take the spot for an expected guest or a family member. That does not always work due to the fact that the residents have to eventually exit their space to go to work or run errands. This is not the first time the police said a school has created parking problems for area residents. In Elizabeth, residents near one school complained about students parking in their neighborhood as well. The residents agreed to a parking ordinance and now students can’t use those neighborhoods to park. If the Township of Hillside does pass the ordinance then Kean students will have to find another method of getting to school on time.

A finding of Driving under the Influence is no joke. when we were leaving but when we were coming back. They pulled you over and they asked the driver if we were drinking. They flashed lights through the car to check if the driver was drinking. They flashed the lights through the car to check if there was liquor in the car or to see if the other passenger had been drinking.” Another impromptu DUI check was made on the evening of Oct. 14, a Tuesday night. A finding of DUI is no joke. Anyone found under the influence under New Jersey state law (Continued on page 10)

Turn to the centerfold on pages 6 & 7 and enjoy Homecoming 2008 all over again in our special section devoted to the big event.

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Dressing on Dollars and Sense By Lillie Morales-Torres

With the economic strains everyone is struggling with today and education costs continuing to spiral, there is barely any money left over to splurge on a trendy new wardrobe season after season. But do not despair. There is a solution to every problem – even in a fashion financial crisis. And although it sounds highly impossible, there are still many ways to look like a million bucks on a budget of $50. Here are some ways culled from expert shoppers in the area to help you save and teach you how to dress for less. Don’t get stuff you don’t need. Many people make the mistake of purchasing things they will never wear just because it was on sale. Watch out for this common mistake and really think about what you are buying.

Browse the clearance racks. Stores like Macy’s, Marshall’s, and Target get new merchandise every week. You can find great markdowns on clothes that aren’t even out of season. Wait before you buy. Just be-

There are still many ways to look like a million bucks on a budget of $50. cause something just came out doesn’t mean you should buy it right away. (Especially if you’re on a budget) Wait a few weeks, the item is most likely to go on sale. Use holds and lay-a-way plans. Some stores can hold items for you from twelve

to twenty-four hours. This allows you to search other stores for the same item at a better price. If you don’t have enough money and really want something, you can always put it on lay-a-way. You’ll have to put a deposit of ten to fifteen percent of the total cost plus a five dollar fee for processing. But it will give you time to save up and you can always return or exchange if you change your mind. Explore your options. The mall isn’t the only place to shop anymore. Be sure to check out your favorite stores online for sales and special offers. Ebay.com is another place where bargains rule. You can find designer labels at a fraction of the original price. If you like a vintage look, don’t forget to shop your local consignment and thrift shops. Swap clothes. A popular trend among girlfriends is clothes swapping. Get to-

gether with some close friends or relatives every month or so and trade clothing, accessories, even shoes. Accessorize. You can make even the simplest black dress pop with trendy accessories such as a necklace, a pair of earrings, and a bag. It makes a big difference and accessories don’t cost much. Know where to shop. Getting to know stores that best suit you will make your shopping experience more pleasant. You may love department stores like Bloomingdales and Nordstrom but on a college student’s budget, you may want to seek other options. Stores like Forever 21 specialize in copying designer pieces and sell them for much less. Target, Wal-mart, and other smaller department stores have also teamed up with international designers to make designer lines available at affordable prices. Join mailing lists. Many retailers and department stores offer club memberships which include discounts, coupons, and special in-store offers. Sell your stuff. If you simply must splurge every season and refuse to repeat outfits, eBay.com may be your solution. Kean student Guisela Santistevan in a Lord & Taylor’s Sweater Dress for $30; Leggings from Target: $6.99; Suede Knee Boots by Aldo $75.00 (left); $49.80- Forever21.com (middle); Jeans: East Side Flare Jeans, on sale $14.99, New York & Company Top: Fab Sleeveless Satin Top, $7.80, Forever21 Shoes: Hollis Peep Toe Pump, $12.99 on sale, Payless Handbag: Botkier for Target Clutch Gray Python, clearance $9.99, Target

Au Revoir Kean University; Bon Jour Paris By Kevin Adams

“Au Revoir Kean University” is what some lucky students might be saying this spring when the Communication Department takes its first international trip, an educational journey through Paris. Students and faculty from all majors can sign up for the trip that departs on March 17 with Gabriel Gluck, a Kean adjunct professor and award-winning veteran reporter for The Star-Ledger who is running the trip. Billed as “A Look at the American Press Through European Eyes: How Western Culture Shaped the Fourth Estate,” the trip can be taken just for fun or as part of a threecredit Communication Department course in Organizational Leadership Across Cultures. The idea of the trip is to immerse students in European culture while learning how the American press was shaped centuries ago by then-revolutionary ideas about news, free of government control. Gluck believes France is not given enough credit for its role in shaping our nation, especially in recent years due to our strained relations related to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. “Paris was the seed of the enlightenment that really gave birth to a lot of the philosophy that led to parts of the U.S. Constitution,” Gluck said. Gluck feels that Americans need to understand other cultures and how people in other countries react within their community. “It’s the whole thing of experiencing another culture” said Gluck. “We need a better understanding of the world we live in. There is more than just the American view. “ The trip includes visits to the city’s famous monuments - from Notre Dame and the

Arc de Triumph to the Eiffel Tower, along with a boat ride along the Seine. Several museums are also on the itinerary - the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and an excursion to Claude Monet’s home in Giverny. There will also be full-day excursions to the chateaux of the Loire Valley where French Kings of the Middle Ages and Renaissance spent their summers, along with stops at Chambord, Chenonceau, and the quaint town of Ambroise. The trip also includes a full-day excursion to Chartres Cathedral and Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles. Setting up the trip has been a very different experience for Gluck. “In high school there is a meeting and you send home permission slips that may have to be signed,” he said. “But on a college level it is hard to reach out to all the students since everything is done more individually.”

Paris was the seed of the enlightenment that really gave birth to a lot of the philosophy that led to parts of the U.S. Constitution. Gluck said there is no limit to how many students can attend. Financial aid can be used for the trip if students are also taking the course. The $3,300 dollar cost will cover all transportation, hotel accommodations, and food. Spending money is not included. The hotel will be a three-or-four-star accommodation located near Notre Dame “the heart of the city,” with exact details to be announced closer to the time of departure in order to get the best prices. Students have until November 15 to sign up for the event, which requires a $100 deposit. Interested persons can contact Gluck at ggluck@kean.edu.

Help Save The Press. Join The Tower. If you like to know what’s going on, enjoy being in the thick of things or just like writing or photography, The Tower might be for you. We meet every Monday at 3:30 in Room 413, or email us at thetower@kean.edu. The Tower is also seeking a student self-starter to serve as advertising manager. The position pays commission, and looks great on a resume.


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Tattooing, Rock Climbing and Photos Draw Students to Campus Awareness By Jessica Rivera

With the theme, “Become Involved,” Kean University held its annual Campus Awareness festival on Monday October 6 with features like a rock wall, a DJ and a henna tattoo artist. This event is held in the University Center every year to attract students to learn more about Kean’s many campus activities. It was a sign of the times that this year’s event included special features like a $100 Gas Card for car poolers and other “Go Green” activities. Different tables were filled with information on activities such as Student Health Services, car pooling, discounts of up to 25 percent off on NJ Transit, T2K (Transition to Kean) activities, student club/ organizations, the Breast Cancer Walk, and many more. “I felt like it was a useful event because it helped me learn more about what‘s going on around college,” said freshman Dennis Guerreo after completing his T2K task. “There was stuff I did not know about that now I do so now I can get involved in different activities. I plan on joining UNICEF which is a group that helps communities and if Campus Awareness didn‘t happen, I wouldn’t have come upon that.” To make the event lively, a rock wall was put outside of the UC, a DJ was provided so students could dance, two women gave henna tattoos and a picture tent was constructed so friends and loved ones could have a picture taken and put on their choice of background. Many students came together and cheered on the climbers as they made their way up the wall. Although some struggled to make it half way, you couldn’t help but notice the excitement and willingness to keep on trying. As the Student Life website reads, “Campus Awareness is an annual all university event with the purpose of arousing student interest in activities and events at Kean; informing students of what services and activities are available to them; enabling students to meet staff/faculty and other students; encouraging membership in over 100 clubs, organizations and honor societies; creating an awareness of the diverse student life at Kean.” “It is a great opportunity for students to reach their full potential in being aware about the campus and to be active,” said senior Markovy Jaques.

Being that Kean is a commuting school, Meadowlink joined the event and advertised their program, “Car pooling Makes Sense,” offering a simple way to earn a free $100 gas card by just signing up. “Everything here is great, but I like the gas card idea,” said senior Lauren D’Amico. On a different note, the event also provided students with information on a much more serious topic. Student Health Services, located in Downs Hall, is sponsoring a Vaccine Day on Wednesday October 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in room 336A in the UC. For just a small price, Vaccine Day will allow students to get vaccinated on Meningococcal, MMR, the Flu, and Hepatitis B, all provided by the Metropolitan Community Medical Care. You may have also noticed some students walking around with a green card that they got stamped on the back. Freshman taking the T2K class were assigned to select at least three “Go Green” activities and have them stamped. The list of activities included, Carbon Footprints, Transportation Survey, Movie: An Inconvenient Truth that played at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the UC Little Theatre, Storm Drain Labeling, Stream Clean Up/Restoration, Water Testing, to visit the club/organization table and fill out a new member interest form, and Kean Community Service where you sign up for 1 community service activity. Now the question is how to “become involved?” Awareness Day offered a lot of information that a student can do to feel more like a Kean Cougar. You can join a club or organization by pledging for a fraternity or sorority, or become a member of the student government. If you’re in need of a job you can find one on campus, or if you’re just looking to attend an event, there are many you can choose from. Kean also offers smaller ways you can become involved, and that’s by working out in the fitness center, using the computer labs or just studying in the library where you can find some quiet time. But if you’d rather give back, then you can volunteer at food banks, the blood drives, the breast cancer walk, the heart association walk, and many more. For more information you can look into the Kean website (www.kean.edu), go into the UC and find out more at the information desk as well as the one in CAS (Center for Academic Success).

Dozens of students filled the University Center. (above) A rock wall was among the features at Campus Awareness Day. (left) Masseuses were on campus in The University Center.

Three’s Not a Crowd Among Kean Papers By Dawn M. Phillips

Three may be a crowd but the three publications circulating at Kean University offer an unusual amount of diversity and variety. The three publications —The Tower, the Cougar’s Byte, and The Steaming Pipe— each have a different personality and a different mission. The Tower, previously known as The Independent, has been in existence for many years. The Tower is a biweekly newspaper that covers student life, campus events, sports, arts and entertainment, and issues of concern to students. Tagged the “Independent Voice of Kean,” the Tower considers itself a newspaper in the traditional sense. The paper instructs writers to keep opinion out of its news articles, and relegates opinion to an editorial in every issue and a column called Anger Management, where the editor usually sounds off on a specific issue. It is also in the process of building an Op-Ed page and has invited the campus community to participate. This semester the Tower added color and now offers an online version of the paper at www.kean.edu/~thetower. The Tower is staffed by Kean University students, is a member of the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association, and follows guidelines set by the Society of Professional

Journalists, the oldest journalism association in the nation. According to new Tower editor Kelly Nemeth, the paper is open to all interested students. “We won’t turn anyone away,” Nemeth said. “We are even willing to help work on your writing and journalistic attributes. There are some students who walk through our door and have never written for a publication before but want to be a part of our team, so we help them get to know the ropes of journalism and soon enough they are great reporters”. The Tower staff expects students to report news as objectively as possible. “We are not here to sugar coat or exaggerate anything we write about. We want the student’s at Kean to be able to read our paper and know they are getting quality news stories, features, and opinion pieces,” Nemeth said. New faculty advisor, Pat Winters Lauro, said The Tower is part of an academic program at Kean and that most of the staff are part of a journalism lab within the Communication Department. Lauro, a professional journalist with a background at The New York Daily News and The New York Times, feels that students need to be trained in fair and objective journalism, especially today with the rise of partisan news outlets like Fox News Channel. (Continued on page 10)


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Farmer’s Market at Kean Fred Schieferstein, owner of Schieferstein Farms of Clark, N.J., brings fruits, vegetables, organic products and flowers to the Kean Farmer’s Market every Friday. He thinks that the market is a good place to sell his product, but – as always with the life of a farmer -- the weather can be an inconvienence and is his major complaint. His customers are people from Kean and some neigbors of the University, he said. Kim Jukes and Guerdy Paulina (two women pictured) work at the market,

representing Kean´s cafeteria. They sell bagels, brownies and muffins in their booth at the market. Karina Caytuero, a Kean employee, (pictured with the Kean U bag) shops at the market every Friday. “The market is very nice,” she said. “I come here to take a fresh air from my work and from every day life. It is like my little break on Fridays.¨ Kean Farmer’s Market runs every Friday through Nov. 7 Text, photos and layout by Ana Maria Silverman.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Wicked’s Green Witch Star Idina Menzel to Perform at Kean By Raquel Fernandes

Idina Menzel, Tony Award-winning Broadway star of Wicked and Rent, will be coming to Kean University as part of her concert tour for her new album, I Stand. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Glen Ballard, the album highlights the intimate stories of life and its challenges, love, loss, and relationships. Menzel’s new Warner Bros. Records debut album is a compilation of inspiring new songs that showcase her vocal skills apart from the musical theatre idiom. “I love being an actress, but the hardest thing to do is totally be yourself, singing your own songs with nothing to hide behind,” says Menzel. “It’s exhilarating, exciting and terrifying—but ultimately rewarding.” Menzel’s career started years ago in Long Island, New York, when she began singing

at weddings, bar mitzvahs and other local community events. Because these events called for a variety of genres of music from a wide span of years, Menzel was exposed to an array of different songs. From Jazz to Blues, to Classic Rock to Motown, Menzel began to fall in love with performing and music.

during the week, and continued singing at weddings on the weekends. Menzel auditioned for the Broadwaybound “Rent” in 1995 and landed the part of Maureen, an outspoken bisexual performance artist. Her premiere role earned Menzel her first Tony nomination, while the Broadway musical went

The hardest thing to do is totally be yourself, singing your own songs with nothing to hide behind. “When you’re a wedding singer, people are usually talking and eating so when they stopped and even applauded, I knew I was on to something good,” said Menzel. While working toward her bachelor’s degree in drama from New York University, Menzel began performing with local rock bands in downtown New York City clubs

on to win four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2003, Idina Menzel was cast as “the green girl,” the misunderstood witch in the hit musical “Wicked”. Her award-winning performance on the song “Defying Gravity” went on to become a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Dance Chart. Menzel also

won a Tony Award for her performance in “Wicked”. Menzel has since received two Drama Desk nominations for her roles in “The Wild Party” and “See What I Wanna See” at the Public Theatre. Last year, Menzel reprised her role in “Wicked” in London. Menzel has most recently been acting in a string of films like the Disney romantic fable, “Enchanted,” as well as “Rent” and Robert Towne’s “Ask The Dust.” Menzel has also sang “A Hero Comes Home” on Robert Zemekis 2008 film “Beowulf.” Menzel will be coming to Kean on November 9 at 7pm in Wilkins Theatre. Public admission is $35. Alumni, faculty, staff, senior, student, and child admission is $15. For more information on Idina Menzel, visit her website at www.idinamensel.com

Idinia Menzel is on tour promoting her new album “I Stand.” (left) Idina Menzel here as the little green witch, Elphaba, in the Broadway hit, “Wicked.” (below)

MUSIC REVIEW Kean Concert Series Highlights Music of Frank Ezra Levy By Raquel Fernandes

The Kean Concerts kicked off their 2008-2009 concert season with a spectacular event on Thursday, Oct 2nd at Kean Hall. Among other highlights, this concert featured new Concert Artists of cello Susannah Chapman, as well as a newly composed piece of music by Concert Artist composer in residence, Frank Ezra Levy. The concert was named “The Levy Piano Quintet” in commemoration of the world premiere of Frank Ezra Levy’s Piano Quintet, a composition that was commissioned by Kean University for this season. This multi-movement work displayed the virtuosic skill

Mr. Levy comes to Kean University as a special Concert Artist of composition of Kean’s Concert Artists through a dark and haunting, yet accessible composition for strings and piano. Levy’s composition had a particularly interesting cello part performed masterfully by Chapman. Chapman is well established as a chamber musician, soloist, teacher, and performer in leading chamber orchestras. She has performed as Principal Cellist of Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and in both Principal and section positions in the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Levy comes to Kean University as a special Concert Artist of composition, where he will compose two works (The Piano Quintet and one more) for Kean University. “Mr. Levy has established a connect with Kean,” says Dr. Anthony Scelba, Director and double bassist of the Concert Artist program and Music department chair. “He has been a guest of Dr. Matthew Halper on his New Music Forum, Ars Vitalis; he has com

The Levy Piano Quartet

posed a number of works for Kean’s Concert Artists including violist Brett Deubner, guitarist Christopher Kenniff, and Soprano Katherine Harris; his Sonata Ricercare for Viola and Piano was given its first performance in Kean Hall by Concert Artists Brett Deubner and Allison Brewster Franzetti in a Concert Artist recital on December 11, 2007.” In addition to Levy’s Piano Quintet, which was the closing piece, the concert also featured Cesar Franck’s Violin Sonata and the Franz Schubert’s Introduction and Variations on a theme from the Müllerlieder for flute and piano. With a piece as strong as this one, concert goers will have to patiently await Levy’s next world premiere for the Concert Artists, Cycles By The Sea, in April. Fortunately, the Concert Artists have an entire season of outstanding performances yet to come in this 2008-2009 season. For more information on the Concert Artists, visit their website at www.KeanConcertArtists.com


HOMECOMING 2008

Students of Kean University joined together this past weekend to celebrate “A Blast

from The Past” at Homecoming 2008.

The weekend kicked off on Thursday evening with the hit band, Lifehouse. The mem-

bers of Lifehouse rocked Wilkins Theater with hits like “Hanging by a Moment” “You and Me” and “Broken.” On Friday night, the athletic celebration began with the annual Pep Rally. Students and athletes celebrated their support for the university by cheering on all teams and their contributions to Kean.

Saturday afternoon was an eventful day with tailgate parties held by the Greek Orga-

nizations, Alumni Organizations, and a President’s Tent. Students enjoyed free food and giveaways, all while supporting the Kean Football Team. Overall, it was a successful and eventful week for Kean students. — Text by Kelly Nemeth. Photos and design by Ana Maria Silverman


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EDITORIAL Students: Avoid DUI; Take a Taxi or Call a Friend This semester has brought on some new changes for students. But one change is something that many students have never seen before: Driving Under the Influence checks at the school entrance on Thursday nights, one of the biggest party nights of the week. According to MADD.org, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, an estimated 13,000 people were killed in drinking and driving accidents in 2007. A study also shows that in 2008, young adults enrolled in college full time were more likely than young adults who were not enrolled full time to binge drink and drink heavily. Students who dorm need to maintain a minimum of 12 credits and need to be full time students. So, as journalism student Kelly Pennisi reports this week, Kean police set up checks entering the campus at night when students are typically returning from parties, bars and clubs. The police stop students and talk to them to determine if they show any obvious signs of alcohol consumption and then take the necessary steps to determine if they are over the legal limit. But there are some holes in this DUI check on campus. What about all the students who do not live on campus and continue to drink and drive? Also, word travels fast throughout campus and when students get hear of the checks, are they going to avoid those spots if they’ve had a few drinks? What troubles some is that if a student is drinking and driving and sees or hears about the checkpoints, are they going to keep on driving past the school to avoid the check? Are we then allowing a drunk driver to continue to travel the streets? Clearly, DUI checks are designed to promote safety. The checks also make students aware that alcohol it is not tolerated on this campus. Perhaps students will think twice about having a drink before getting behind the wheel because of the knowledge of the tests. We are in college now. We have all heard the stories of drunk driving, and we’ve watched all of those safety first videos. It is time for students to choose safety. There are many taxi services available throughout Union County that can pick you up.

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Staff Kevin Adams Veronica Mendez Lillie Morales-Torres Kelly Pennisi Dawn Phillips Carlos Reynosa Jessie Rivera Ana Maria Silvermann

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Business Manager Edyta Krzton

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Opinion pieces and letters to the editor The Tower welcomes guest columns and letters to the editor from any source. Such material should be submitted to tower@kean. edu or left at The Tower’s offices. To verify sources of written material, submissions must include the writer’s name and contact information. Students should include their class (sophomore, graduate, etc.) and major. Faculty and staff should include campus title or position. On request, names may be withheld from publication if The Tower staff determines there is a legitimate reason to do so, but no anonymous letters will be accepted for publication. The Tower reserves the right to edit, and refuse publication of any submission. Display and classified advertising Deadline for space reservations for display advertising is two weeks before the publication date. Ads submitted after that may be used on a space-available basis. All ads are run-of-the-paper unless an extra fee is collected for a paid position. Deadline for art work and copy is one week before the publication date. Classified advertising can be submitted up to the Thursday before publication as long as the payment is made at the same time. Call (908) 737-0468 or email tower@kean.edu for a rate card. Tower publication schedule Fall: Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec. 17.

ANGER MANAGEMENT Rolling Book Bags Drive Latest Annoyance for Students By Kelly Nemeth

Many student’s carry their belongings in a book bag, a bag that hangs on one shoulder, or even an over-sized purse. Some students even just carry their books in their hands. Any of these suggestions are practical and do not get in the way of others. But, then there are the other student’s who need to have a rolling book bag to get from one class to another. The rolling book bag is an annoyance. For one, when students put their over-sized suitcase-on-wheels next to their seats in class, it is impossible for a student to pass. The student needs to literally step all the way over the bag and try not to get their foot caught on the handle at the top. A rolling bag also acts as a free pass to ride the elevator one floor. Is it really that heavy that you need to cause everyone who is taking the elevator four floors to have to wait for you to stroll off on the second floor? Lift it up and carry it up the steps. Since you only need to go up one floor, then I think you can manage carrying it up with you. We do it with our book bags and purses. They are just as heavy and we’re not disrupting anyone. It is sometimes understandable for professors to use a rolling bag for carrying lap-

tops, books, and files. Also, they are older than students and perhaps they do not have the backs for heavy book bags. But students who use these are just lazy. If there is not a medical reason for you to have one of these then you shouldn’t have one. When you walk through a crowd of people, all you hear are complaints that your bag is running over our feet or knocking over our belongings that were sitting on the floor. It makes it harder for students to pass by when the other person is dragging a bag behind them that is taking up too much room and is not needed. Also, the sounds they make can disrupt studying. Since many of them fail to roll in a straight line, they have a squeaking sound to some of the wheels. Also, the “k-thump, k-thump, k-thump,” sound they make when they roll over tiles on the floors. While students are studying the last thing they need is to hear the sounds of your rolling bag as you walk casually through the halls. Please, just be like the rest of us and carry your books in a normal bag that can sit on your back or shoulder. It will make the learning experience that much more pleasurable.


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HEALTH & FITNESS

Physical Exercise for a Healthy Brain By Josh Palgi

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. It contributes to weight loss and weight management. It is good for your heart and your cardiovascular system. It can help prevent or manage high blood pressure, help prevent Type-2 Diabetes and help to build and maintain healthy muscles, bones and joints. It keeps you fit and healthy. So, if exercise is important and can help one’s body age more gracefully, what about the mind? Is physical fitness important to your brain fitness (the capacity to meet the various cognitive demands of life)? Can cognitive function, such as age related memory loss or even the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease, be improved with physical activity? Our brain weighs less than a pound (0.78-9.88 pounds or 350400 grams) at birth and about 3 pounds later. However, it is the master controller of our neurological functions throughout the body. It allows us to think, move, feel, see, taste and smell. It generates behavior that promotes our welfare. For many years, some of the myths about aging and the brain were that people lose brain cells everyday, and the brain doesn’t make new brain cells, which suggests that memory

decline is inevitable and that there is nothing you can do about cognitive decline. Some of the above myths have been dispelled in the last ten years. There is growing support for the consensus that much can be done to slow the agerelated declines in memory, mental speed and decision making that affects most people. Recent studies of both animal and human subjects have found that several factors go hand-in-hand with better mental performance, including education, professional success, and intellectual, social

and physical activities. People with early Alzheimer’s disease who had better fitness ratings had less atrophy in key brain areas associated with memory, according to research reported at the 2008 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease. Brain imaging has been used to demonstrate the connection between cardio-respiratory fitness and Alzheimer’s related brain changes in the hippocampus, an area of the brain important for memory and spatial navigation. Another report from the same conference

showed that a home-based exercise program could reduce falls, improve balance, and maintain independence and quality of life in people with dementia. Some scientists suggest that exercise increases the number of capillaries in the brain, which should improve blood flow and the availability of energy to neurons. One of the most exciting changes that exercise causes is neurogenesis, or creation of new neurons in the hippocampus, however, the exact mechanism behind this neurogenesis is still being explored. Like other parts of your body, your brain may lose some agility as you get older. It can deteriorate even more if you don’t take care of it. Science is unlocking many of the mysteries of the brain, but we don’t have all the answers yet. You can do everything “right” and still not prevent Alzheimer’s disease. However, your chances for a healthy brain will improve if you stay mentally, socially and physically active. So don’t spend all of your money on computer games or puzzles, leave some for your membership in the gym. Dr. Palgi is a professor in Physical Education, Recreation and Health.

HEALTH LIBRARY

I think my friend may have an eating disorder — what do I do? From MyStudentHealthZone.com (MCT)

In our image-obsessed culture, lots of people are critical of their bodies. But normal concerns about body image can cross the line and become eating disorders when someone does things that are physically and emotionally dangerous _ things that could have long-term health consequences. Some people go on starvation diets and become anorexic. Others go on eating binges and purge their bodies of the food they’ve just eaten through forced vomiting, compulsive exercise, taking laxatives, or a combination of these (known as bulimia). It can be hard to tell if someone has an eating disorder. And although eating disorders are far more common in women, men can get them too. Signs that your friend may have an eating disorder include: • An obsession with weight and food (more than general comments about calories consumed in a day). It might seem like your friend talks about food and nothing else. • Knowing exactly how many calories and fat grams are in everything _ and constantly pointing this out. • A need to exercise all the time, even when sick or exhausted. • Avoiding you and other friends during meals. • Wearing big or baggy clothes. Lots of people wear baggy clothes, but someone who does so to conceal a body he or she doesn’t like isn’t following a fashion trend. • Going on dramatic or very restrictive diets, cutting food into tiny pieces, moving food around on the plate instead of eating it, and being very precise about how food is arranged on the plate. • Seeming to compete with others about how little he or she eats. • Going to the bathroom a lot, especially right after meals, or vomiting after eating. • Talking about being fat, despite losing a lot of weight. • Defensiveness or sensitivity about weight loss or eating habits. • Appearing to be gaining a lot of weight even though you never see him or her eat. • Frequently taking laxatives, steroids, or diet pills. • A tendency to faint, bruise easily, paleness, or complaining of being cold more than

usual (cold intolerance can be a symptom of being underweight). If you’re concerned, talk to your friend, privately, about what you’ve noticed. Explain that you’re worried. Be as gentle as possible, and try to really listen and be supportive. It’s normal for someone with an eating disorder to be defensive and angry when confronted for the first time. Try not to get angry; just remind your friend that you care. Trying to help someone who doesn’t think they need it can be hard _ people with eating disorders often have trouble admitting, even to themselves, that they have a problem. If your friend is willing to seek help, offer to go along to see a counselor or a medical expert. If your concerns increase and your friend still seems to be in denial, talk to an adult you trust, like your parents, an RA, a counselor, or your friend’s parents. This isn’t easy because it can feel like betraying a friend, but it’s often necessary to get the help needed. You can support your friend by learning as much as you can about eating disorders. Lots of organizations, books, websites, hotlines, and other resources are devoted to helping people who are battling eating disorders. Being a supportive friend also means learning how to behave around someone with an eating disorder. Here are some things you can do: • Avoid talking about food, weight, diets, or body shape. • Avoid being overly watchful of your friend’s eating habits, food amounts, and choices. • Avoid making statements like, “If you’d just eat (or stop exercising so much), you’ll get better.” • Try to avoid focusing on how your friend looks physically. Most important, remind your friend that you care —no matter how he or she looks. Health information provided by MyStudentHealthZone.com and the health experts of Nemours. © 2008, The Nemours Foundation Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

The Tower invites the campus community to send us opinions and essays to feature on the Op-Ed Page. We are seeking a diversity of opinion on a broad range of issues that affect students not just at Kean, but in the larger society as well. Please email submissions of 100-600 words to be considered for publication to thetower@kean.edu. The Tower reserves the right to edit or refuse publication for journalistic reasons.


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“Students need to learn crucial values like objectivity and telling the whole story as best as possible,” she said. She said The Tower offers students a real-world experience – both the good and the bad -- of what it is like to work for a news organization. On a more practical note, she said, The Tower gives students published “clips” that she hopes will help them get jobs, internships and into the better graduate schools. The Tower is funded both by advertising and the Communication Department at Kean. It has a staff of from 10 to 15, depending on the issue, including the faculty adviser. In comparison to the Tower, the Cougar’s Byte is a newsletter. It is financed by the Office of Student Life and Leadership. The Office of Student Life and Leadership Development provides various opportunities for students to be involved in programs, organizations, and activities. The newsletter features Kean students, programs of interest and campus events. Davies states that the Cougar’s Byte has two main focuses, first to provide a newsletter that has accurate coverage of Student Life and Leadership. Secondly, she said the Byte’s role is to train students in the discipline of media communications, and the correct professional and academic approach. By joining, senior editor Kaitlyn Davies said a student can gain

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MYSTIC STARS

WEEKLY HOROSCOPE By Linda C. Black Tribune Media Services

10.08.08

with a blood alcohol content of .08 but less than .10 will lose their license for three months, pay a fine ranging from $250 to $400 and may also be required to spend thirty days in jail as a first offense.

interpersonal and leadership skills, all while meeting new people with similar interest. “As senior editor of The Cougar’s Byte my main intention is to always increase readership and to make sure that we put out a quality newsletter each week that covers information that is not only of interest, but useful to our students,” Davies said. “ I truly love working at The Cougar’s Byte and take pride in our newsletter. Working at The Cougar’s Byte is hard work and long hours, but when I see people reading it in the cafeteria, UC atrium or in class it makes it all worth it.” Cougar’s Byte, formerly named Kean Students Online, was renamed by a student, and began in Spring 2004 on a limited basis. In Fall 2004, it increased production and launched its website, cougarsbyte.com. Students and staff are alerted to the byte’s latest edition each week via an email blast from Kean, with a direct link to the site. It also has an icon on the home page of www.kean.edu with a direct link. According to Davies, “This past September we had over 25,000 reads on our online edition, which was the highest number in the history of our newsletter”. Staffed by 11 undergraduate students, one graduate student, three volunteers, and one Kean professional staff member, Cougar’s Byte is in the process of creating a partnership with the Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, which is apart of the National Weather Association. Cougar’s Byte does not accept outside advertisements, but it does run ads internally for Kean free of charge. Distinctively, The Steaming Pipe is an independent monthly newspaper that is not connected to the university, but also covers the Kean community. The Steaming Pipe did not respond to several attempts to be interviewed for this article, therefore it was not immediately known how it is funded, but it does run advertisements. The Pipe takes an irreverent approach and seems to offer opinions on every aspect of Kean University. It also offers a variety of topics ranging from news, features, comics, arts and entertainment, and feature on its website called “pipeline” where students vent. According to the website, “Pipeline is your direct line to the paper, and reflects our commitment to the students of Kean, a commitment to always give them a place to sound off about anything and everything.” Filled with humor, lots of illustrations, and an ample amount of cursing and cynicism, The Steaming Pipe states that they speak for Kean’s students. On the topic of cursing, its website quotes, “These naughty little words mean we’re not going to censor our writers and fellow students when they feel the need to express themselves the way they want.” Its website also states that “The Steaming Pipe is about being an honest, informative, fun-to-read newspaper, but above all else, we’re real. The fact remains: We are real students writing for a real newspaper in a real live, um...real world.”

Today’s Birthday (10-29-08) You’re determined to succeed this year, even more than usual. There will be moments of intense frustration. That’s to be expected with someone who cares as deeply as you do. You sure won’t have much sympathy for idealists who can’t be practical. Watch out for them. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is an 8 Friends help you make an important connection, and take on a challenge. They think you can do it, based on what you’ve done before. You might as well believe in them, since they believe in you. Besides, they’re right. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 6 Show you’re a problem solver and gain more authority. There’ll be plenty of material with which to work; don’t worry about that. Don’t be afraid, you’ll be good at this. You have natural talent. Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is a 10 You and your partner can finally launch a muchanticipated adventure. Conditions for success are excellent now, if you work together. Be patient. You can do this.

RUTGERS GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is a 6 Review your list of things you’d like to get to improve your home. There’s a thing or two you can afford now. You’ll find them on sale. Check out the ads in the paper. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 7 Consider another point of view, even if you don’t agree at first. Encourage the other person to explain, and answer all your questions. This ought to be interesting. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is an 8 You’re onto a good method now, for bringing in lots of cash. Develop a routine so you can do more, efficiently. You’ll have to set the priorities; your co-workers don’t have a clue. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is an 8 You tend to fall in love intellectually first, then physically. Conditions are perfect for the former kind of intimate relationship. The latter may happen too, but maybe not. Don’t worry about it. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 6 Having a secure base of operations is important to your success. You like to have all the details worked out, and a standardized routine. Smooth out the kinks again. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 You have a lot of questions, and it’s a good time to get answers. Some of this you can do by yourself, by reading and correspondence. No more excuses. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is an 8 Money’s coming in for the next couple of days. Use these conditions to your advantage, by calling in old debts. All those folks need is a little reminder. Hold them accountable. Tough love. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is an 8 Follow through on whatever it is you started yesterday. Turn in your bottles and cans, or whatever, to add jingle to your pockets. Every little bit counts. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 5 Keep your ear to keyholes and you’ll figure out where and when the next action will happen. Watch the money trail, too. You’ll have the inside track. (c) 2008, Tribune Media Services Inc.; Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

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The open house will feature panel presentations by admissions, financial aid and Career Services specialists. The mini-fair will include Rutgers graduate and professional school programs representing:

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Field Hockey Team Finds Ways to Win By Nicole Von Gonten

Kean University’s field hockey team continued its winning ways in recent weeks with three straight victories to add to their impressive record. Under the lights of Kean Alumni Stadium on October 11, the Cougars faced off against Haverford College. The first half saw Kean quickly jump out to a 1-0 lead. Julie Bachovchin scored the lone goal of the half for the Cougars, four minutes into the half. Haverford answered back with a goal later in the half, to tie the score going into half time. The second half remained tied until the 60th minute of the game when Kean went ahead as Katie McGee passed to Brittany Gibbs, who went on to score the goal. This second goal for Kean proved to be the game winner as Kean held the advantage in shots on the day, 18-5. The Cougars showed how dominant a team they could be against Cedar Crest College on October 6 when they did not allow Cedar Crest to get a shot on goal at any point in the game. Bachovchin started the scoring frenzy for Kean in the 10th minute of the first half. The goal came off of an assist from Olivia Triano, and it proved to be the game winner. The scoring continued for Kean minutes later when Kelly Mataya passed to Gibbs in front of the net for the second goal of the game. Gibbs then followed with another goal eight minutes later, this time with an assist from Amie Hoch. This brought Kean into half time on top of Cedar Crest 3-0. Gibbs continued the scoring in the second half. The third goal on the day for Gibbs came off an assist from Erica Kelly. In the final minutes of the second period Kean added three goals to its already dominating day as Lauren Kusik, Joelle Vitale, and Nicole Torre all scored. On the day Kean, out shot Cedar Crest 35-0. Kean faced a challenge on October 4 when it traveled to Ramapo College in New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) action. Both teams kept each other off of the board in the first half. Kean out shot Ramapo in the half, but did not score a goal. The teams went into half time scoreless, looking to change things in the second half. The Cougars scored quickly in the second half when Kusik scored on a penalty stroke for the first goal of the game. Ramapo tied Kean in the 54th minute of the game but Kean regained the lead in the 59th minute on a goal by Triano, on an assist from Gibbs, for the win.

Conference Games Prove Tough for Cougars

Julie Bachovchin looking to score a goal for Kean.

Kean University quick sports facts WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22

By Nicole Von Gonten

The Cougars continued a tough stretch of games over the past couple of weeks, with key conference games. Kean hosted 11th ranked Stevens Institute of Technology on October 11. Stevens scored the first goal quickly in the first half. The first goal of the day by Stevens proved to be the game winner. Nolan Sandberg added another goal for Stevens three minutes later. Stevens went onto score two more goals before the half ended. The second half saw Stevens add two more goals to their lead. Kean watched Stevens hold onto their shut out, and win 6-0. Kean was out shot by Stevens 38-6 on the day. For Kean Alfredo Oquendo and Kyle Kemp shared the day in goal. They combined for 18 saves on the day. The Cougars faced a tough NJAC opponent in William Paterson University on October 4. The game stayed intense until the very end. Kean and William Paterson kept pace with each other early in the game. Neither team allowed a goal in the first quarter. William Paterson out shot Kean in the first quarter 10-2, but the defenses kept each team off the board. The second quarter saw much of the same action as the first quarter. Kean held the advantage on shots, 9-5, in the second quarter. As time expired in regu-

lation the score remained the same as it did when the game started 0-0. Kean and William Paterson headed into overtime. The first overtime appeared it would play out just like the first two quarters had done so. With 49 seconds remaining in the first overtime William Paterson took the first lead of the game, and win. William Paterson was awarded a corner kick, which Julian Valerio took. The kick was headed to the left side where Steve DeMatteo was waiting, netted the goal. Kean’s Alfredo Oquendo had 10 saves on the day though. Kean had another tough challenge when they faced off against 5th ranked Montclair State University on October 1. The first half was a closely fought match. Both teams were almost identical on shots on goal. Montclair slightly out shot Kean in the first half with seven shots compared to six. None of the shots ever reached the goal though, and the teams remained scoreless going into half time. Montclair struck with the first goal of the day by Joseph Cullen on a free kick. MSU’s first goal of the day was the only one needed on this day. MSU scored another goal before regulation time expired. Kean was shut out by Montclair 2-0. Montclair also out shot Kean 22-1 in the second half. Kean’s Andres Berriel had three shots on the day, and goalie Oquendo had 12 saves.

Field Hockey

Men’s Soccer

at Montclair State University

at Albright College

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

SATURDAY. OCT. 25

Women’s Volleyball

Women’s Soccer

vs. Immaculata University at Bryn Athyn

at Richard Stockton College 1:00 PM

12:00 PM

Football

Women’s Volleyball

at Morrisville State College

at Bryn Athyn College

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Field Hockey

Men’s Soccer

vs. Elizabethtown College

vs. Richard Stockton College

1:00 PM

5:00 PM


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SPORTS

Cougars Return to Winning Ways in Dominant Fashion By Nicole Von Gonten

Every team has a defining moment in their season that shows if they are contenders. The Cougars’ defining moment might have been their comeback victory over The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) on October 3. As Head Coach Dan Garrett said, “We kept fighting, plugging away, and one play at a time.” The Cougars took the first lead of the game with five minutes left in the first quarter. Chris Aquino completed an 80yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown run to give Kean a 7-0 lead. Kean kept TCNJ from scoring for the rest of the quarter. TCNJ quickly got on the board in the second quarter with a field goal and cut Kean’s lead to 7-3. The momentum of the game quickly changed, however, as the second quarter was coming to an end. Tom D’Ambrisi’s pass was intercepted, and TCNJ took that opportunity to take their first lead of the day. Kean went into half time down 10-7.

In the third quarter TCNJ continued to add to its lead with a touchdown for a 17-7 lead. Kean did reduce TCNJ’s advantage when Rick Jaeger connected on a 31-yard field goal. The Lions of TCNJ held on to the lead for the rest of the third quarter, 17-10. Kean had a chance to tie the game early in the fourth quarter and, after eight plays and 80 yards later, Kean’s Sean Atkins scored on a one-yard run to tie the game 17-17. Three minutes later TCNJ regained the lead with a one-yard touchdown run of their own, making the score 24-17. On its next possession Kean marched down the field and Jared Chunn completed the drive with a three-yard touchdown run. Unfortunately, Jaeger’s kick for the extra point was blocked, and TCNJ kept the lead, 2423. TCNJ did not score on its next possession and gave Kean another chance to regain the lead. Chunn gave Kean its first lead since the first quarter on an 18- yard touchdown run, but D’Ambrisi’s two point conversion failed. Kean’s lead was 29-24 with over two minutes remaining and

TCNJ getting the ball back. In the final seconds Kean’s Chris Lauda intercepted, and ran for a touchdown as time expired. Kean won in outstanding fashion 35-24. “A win like this game is big. Our team’s demeanor and character has been outstanding, but this win is a true testament to the makeup of our team and our senior leadership.  We fought the entire game, for 60 minutes, and there were plenty of times we could have packed it in and buried our heads in the sand, but we didn’t,” Coach Garrett said of the Kean’s comeback victory. The Cougars traveled to Buffalo State on October 11. Buffalo State got off to a fast start in the first quarter with a touchdown. On its next possession, Kean tied up the score 7-7 when D’Ambrisi completed a 19-yard pass to Alex Cade. The last touchdown of the quarter came by Kean. Chunn completed a drive with a one-yard touchdown run to put Kean in the lead 14-7. Buffalo quickly scored in the second quarter, but failed on the extra point.

D’Ambrisi connected with one of his favorite targets, Durell Dukes, for a 10-yard touchdown pass to extend Kean’s lead to 21-13. Buffalo cut Kean’s lead once again, but failed on a two-point conversion, and the Cougars held a 21-19 lead. The Cougars scored twice more before the half ended. Jaeger connected on a 23-yard field goal, and Derric Harris ran for a 16-yard touchdown. Going into half time Kean held a lead of 31-19. The only touchdown of the third quarter came from Kean. D’Ambrisi and Dukes connected for their second touchdown of the day, this time on a 13-yard pass. The third quarter ended with the Cougars leading 38-19. In the fourth quarter Buffalo State scored to cut Kean’s lead to 38-25, but it would not be enough. The last touchdown of the day came on D’Ambrisi’s 13-yard touchdown run. Kean’s dominant day ended with a final score of 45-25.

Durell Dukes, #9, looks to score a touchdown vs. TCNJ. (left) Jared Chunn pushes through the line for Kean. (right)

Women’s Soccer Team Kicks Off October Winning Three of Four Games By Jessie Rivera

Kean University’s women’s soccer team started off October with three wins and one loss to run their overall record to 9-3 and their New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) record to 3-2. The Lady Cougars made their way to face off against Montclair State University for a conference game on October 1. With no goals in the first half, the Cougars kept a close lead of six shots on goal. Just five minutes into the second half, Danielle Esposito scored the first and only goal of the game, giving KU the 1-0 win. The Cougars headed to William Paterson University (WPU) for their next conference game on October 4. Amanda Pitts scored the first goal for Kean University early in the first half. As the Cougars kept shooting against William Paterson goalie Meaghan Baker, the Pioneers defended back until they finally made it up the field and scored. WPU’s Ashley Grabowski scored the first goal for her team to tie up the game 1-1. Just after that, the Pioneers scored two more goals, both made by Amanda Kurdyla, to end the game 3-1, handing KU its loss of the season. After their loss against William Paterson, the Lady Cougars did not let that game affect them. They faced off against Wilkes University after a two hour drive there and had a strong first half with seven shots on goal, leaving Wilkes with only one. In the 40th minute Jenna Godwin took a shot from 25 yards out and scored the first goal to end the half. As Wilkes fought back to put a goal on the board, the Lady Cougars fought back even harder. During the 72nd minute, KU’s Leigha Czerwinski scored the second and final goal, on an assist from Danielle Bussiere, to win the game 2-0. Albright College arrived at Kean Alumni Stadium on October 9 and the Lady Cougars showed no fear as Nicole Tahan took advantage of Jenna Godwin’s assist and scored in

just the first minute of the game. Following her lead, Corey Pannone scored a header goal in the eighth minute of the game when she was assisted by Samantha Ciccone off a corner kick, giving KU a 2-0 lead. As the first half ended, the Cougars had tallied up 12 shots on goal and seven corner kicks. They came for more as the second half came around because just one minute into the game, Randi Vizoco scored the third and final goal for the Cougars. With just one shot on goal and two corner kicks, the Albright Lions were able to score their only goal just as the game was coming to an end. The game finally ended with a 3-1 victory for the Lady Cougars.

RECENT SCORES FOOTBALL: 10/18 Kean 34, The College of Brockport 36

Women’s Soccer: 10/15 Kean 0 Rowan 4

MEN’S SOCCER:

10/18 Kean 2, Rutgers-Newark 1

10/15 Kean 1, Rowan 2 10/18 Kean 2, Rutgers-Newark 1

GO COUGARS!!

Field Hockey: 10/14 Kean 6 Wester Conn. State Univ. 0

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