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New garden celebrates past Student found
Renaissance is brought to UMass
dead in dorm
By Jaclyn Bryson
UMass police suspect no foul play
Hidden just of f of the University of Massachusetts campus, a newly constructed garden that flourishes with the sights and smells of freshly planted vegetables and herbs gives visitors a chance to travel back in time to the age of the Renaissance. “Very often people think of the Renaissance and they think of great painters or a great palace somewhere,” said Ellen Kosmer, a volunteer at the garden. “Obviously there were real people living and eating and working during this time and I think this can provide a glimpse into what real people were doing.” According to Jennie Bergeron, a Mount Holyoke graduate, the garden located at the UMass Renaissance Center, was a result of a research project advised by John Gerber, professor
The apple orchard, which stands before the garden, will hopefully bear fruit in a couple years. at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture during fall 2012. “We really didn’t know what a garden during the Renaissance period looked like,” said Gerber. “So three UMass and three Mount Holyoke students hit the libraries and did the
research. That’s where it came from.” Bergeron added that she then continued with the project in spring 2013. Stockbridge students grew the plants for the garden and then she took the responsibility of designing and planting those herbs
and vegetables herself, resulting in a “kitchen garden” that pays homage to the typical 16th century common family. “I’ve been gardening my whole life,” said Bergeron. see
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A University of Massachusetts student was found dead in a single-room residence on the fourth floor of Washington Tower in the Southwest Residential Area early Saturday afternoon, according to a UMass press release. UMass police responded to a call for a wellness check around 1 p.m. Saturday and found sophomore Evan Jones, 19, of Milton, in his room, according to the release. A wellness check is a call made to the local police station when a concerned person cannot contact someone and would like an official to check on his or her wellbeing. “There was a request for a wellness check for a student,” UMass spokesman Ed Blaguszewski told the Daily Hampshire Gazette. “Police went to his room and discovered him deceased.”
Police do not suspect there was any foul play involved. Since the death was unattended, the state medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Blaguszewski said that the timetable of when autopsy results will be released is dependent on the number of cases the medical examiner’s office has in front of them. The results could take anywhere from a number of days to a couple of weeks, he said. The residence hall is safe and secure for all residents, according to the release. University staff members are providing counseling and assistance to Washington residents and any other students, faculty and staff who require assistance. Collegian News Staff
UMass epidemiologist receives NIH grant to aid Hispanic women Study focuses on “Hispanic women face specific social, culobesity, pregnancy tural and economic challenges that put them Professor Lisa ChasanTaber of the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences has received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases to help Hispanic women in western Massachusetts maintain a healthy weight during and after pregnancy. “Hispanic women are the fastest growing minority group in the United States and are more likely to begin their pregnancies overweight or obese compared to other women, which means they have a higher risk of additional weight gain during pregnancy and associated longterm health problems, such as diabetes,” said epidemiologist Chasan-Taber in a UMass release. She will use individual coaching and support to help the women avoid obesity and develop a healthy lifestyle. “Hispanic women face specific social, cultural and economic challenges that put them at greater risk,” Chasan-Taber added. “Pregnancy is a critical time for women, affecting their health for years after the birth of their child. Our study seeks to help them learn new skills tailored to their own lives and to move forward with a healthy, active lifestyle.”
at greater risk. Pregnancy is a critical time for women, affecting their health for years after the birth of their child. Our study seeks to help them learn new skills tailored to their own lives and to move forward with a healthy, active lifestyle.” Lisa Chasan-Taber, epidemiologist
The professor and a team of bicultural, bilingual health educators will recruit 300 overweight Hispanic women, according to the release, and then place them into either a wellness group or lifestyle intervention group. Women in the lifestyle group will be counseled during pregnancy in order to find the best way for them to increase exercise and adjust their eating habits in order to obtain a healthy weight. Every woman will receive a personally tailored plan to fit their needs so that they can lose weight in a way that fits their lifestyle. Participants in the program will have their physical activity monitored throughout the study by a sensor worn on their wrist. The women will also be monitored for signs of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Counseling will be offered to the women for 12 weeks during their pregnancy, and then for six weeks to six months follow-
ing the birth of their child, with follow-ups continuing until one year after they give birth. These follow-ups will allow Chasan-Taber and her team to evaluate each subject’s success in obtaining a healthy weight as well as their risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The study will also let researchers evaluate the child’s risk for obesity-related diseases and problems. According to the UMass press release, success in this study could mean nationwide results for minority women achieving healthier weights and reducing long-term healthcare costs. Partners on this project include UMass kinesiologist and diabetes-and-exercise expert Barry Braun, and biostatisticians Penelope Pekow and Edward Stanek. Other institutional partners in the health-promotion grant are Baystate Medical Center, UMass Lowell and the University of California, San Diego. Collegian News Staff
Students sit at tables in the renovated Hampshire Dining Commons. Hampshire has set a goal of being the healthiest dining commons in America.
Hampshire DC vows to promote healthy choices Not all are happy with the changes By Mary reines Collegian Staff
Students at the University of Massachusetts noticed some big changes at the newly refurbished Hampshire Dining Commons, which now has a circular layout, no longer serves soft drinks and only serves burritos on occasion, as opposed to every day. Although the abolition of soda was a big move, students are reacting more negatively toward the removal of the burrito station. “It is a big deal,” said Hampshire Dining Commons Manager Joe Flueckiger. “The soda is nothing compared to the
burritos.” Sophomore Kari Peer was disappointed that she could no longer use meal swipes at the Baby Berk Trucks like she did during the dining hall’s renovation. She also missed the burritos. “It’s just kind of a let down, and they don’t even have burritos,” she said. “I wish they had burritos every day.” According to Garett Distefano, Director of Residential Dining Services, the burrito station was upgraded to a Latin station, which serves authentic enchiladas, braised chicken, tacos and nachos with hand-cut tortillas. He emphasized the importance of expanding the station to include a greater variety of foods and explained that merely serving burritos at the Latin station would be
inaccurate. “To say it’s Latin fare, it’s insulting to some people,” said Distefano.Flueckiger added that burritos were actually a Tex-Mex dish. Despite the culture conflict, Distefano promised to serve burritos one way or another.“We will do it, I promise we will do it,” he said. But burrito frequency is still tentative. Flueckiger said that dining hall officials are looking at a couple different options for a burrito schedule. One idea is to serve them between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, like the burger bar. Another idea is to serve them one night a week, such as Wednesdays or Fridays, as a main dish at the Latin station. “I can’t promise anything see
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‘World Trade Center’ name was sold for $10
THE RU N D OW N ON THIS DAY... In 1988, UMass was granted a $25 million grant to construct a multipurpose arena equipped for ice hockey to be named the William D. Mullins Memorial Center.
Rights quietly given away 30 years ago The Record (Hackensack, N.J.)
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The garden includes freshly grown fruits, vegtables, and herbs.
44,000 Mexicans protest oil reforms MEXICO CITY – Tens of thousands of Mexicans jammed the center of their capital city Sunday to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto’s plan to allow foreign firms to invest in and collaborate with the state-run oil company, whose independence from outside influence has been a source of national pride for decades. The city government estimated that 44,000 people crowded downtown’s Avenida Juarez to hear the anti-reform arguments of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the two-time presidential candidate and de facto leader of the Mexican left. Although reform supporters appear to have enough votes in Congress and state legislatures to approve the proposal, which requires a constitutional change, Lopez Obrador insisted Sunday that a popular uprising, if large enough, could stop it. “I am sure we are going to stop these anti-patriotic reforms,” he said. Pena Nieto took office in December, and the overhaul of the Mexican oil industry is arguably the most important part of his ambitious reform agenda. It was also bound to be the most controversial. President Lazaro Cardenas kicked foreign oil companies out of the country in 1938 after years of what many here believed to be exploitative behavior. The Mexican Constitution now declares that all oil and gas is the property of the Mexican people, and the 1938 expropriation is celebrated yearly with a national holiday. Today, however, even many nationalists and leftists concede that Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, the state oil company, is a corrupt and inefficient behemoth. Those in favor of the proposed reform believe that foreign companies could help Pemex reverse declining production by applying their capital and expertise to deep-water and shale oil ventures. Lopez Obrador argued Sunday, as he has previously, that Pemex needs to be cleansed of corruption, not opened to outside investment. He portrayed the reform as part of a 30-year wave of privatization that has enriched a privileged few while doing little to help everyday Mexicans. Pena Nieto’s team has launched an aggressive advertising campaign that says the reform would not amount to “privatization” of Pemex. On Sunday, the protesters - a spirited but peaceful bunch that included students, retirees and all ages in between - were having none of it. “A government or individual who sells natural resources to foreign countries betrays the country,” one sign read. “The people are not stupid,” said another. MCT
In an article published in last Thursday’s Collegian titled “UMass graduate wins food science competition,” The Collegian misreported that Wisiani Wijaya’s new method was being tested at CSM Bakery Products North America. The method is not being tested at CSM Bakery Products North America.
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Jennie Bergeron tends to the herbs in Renaissance garden while Aaron Evan-Browning works on the authentic wattle fence.
Aaron Evan-Browning is tasked with building a wattle fence.
Jennie Bergeron spends six to eight hours a week weeding and tending to the Renaissance garden. JACLYN BRYSON/COLLEGIAN
Bergeron keeps an eye on the plants so that they may continue to grow.
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“Both sides of my family, going back to great-grandparents were farmers in the valley here.” Bergeron added that there are currently 49 types of fruits and vegetables, most of which would be used by the 16th century family to make a pottage, which she described as a thin broth with an onion or garlic base and added vegetables and herbs. “We really wouldn’t have such a vegetable garden if it weren’t for her work,” said Kosmer of Bergeron, who now serves as head gardener, leads tours of the sites, and spends between six and eight hours a week maintaining and weeding the plants. Kosmer added that she has also been impressed by the apple orchard, which she has watched steadily grow and develop from the beginning. “Last year they were just single stalks with just a few leaves,” she said. Arthur Kinney, director of the Renaissance Center, added that hopefully in a couple years, they will actually be bearing fruit. According to the news brief, UMass Extension Berry Specialist Sonia Schloemann was able to obtain small samples of original 16th and 17th century heirloom beer hops and strawberry cuttings from the USDA Germplasm Collection in Corvallis, Ore. “It will take a couple of years but these small cuttings will be propagated by Stockbridge students in our greenhouses for use in the Renaissance Center gardens,” Gerber said in the brief. “It’s very exciting.” Aaron Evan-Browning, a volunteer at the garden, is currently tasked with adding a wattle fence around the perimeter. Aside from using basic modern supplies such as rebar vertical stakes, the fence is
“I see the plants telling such an awesome story about how people lived day to day,” Jennie Bergeron, Head Gardener being structured exactly as it would have been during the Renaissance, a process which Evan-Browning says is, “a lot more work than I initially expected.” A stone grotto is also currently being added to the garden which Kosmer said she hopes will serve as a “place of retreat.” “You can sit on the benches in the grotto and look out at the vegetable garden, as some the townspeople have been doing,” Kinney said. He has wanted to make the addition of a garden to the Renaissance Center a reality for the past 15 years and now that it is open to the public he has been pleased to see support from local visitors. “The town has been pretty active about this,” he said. “They tend to come in anytime of the day and wander and look and since everything is labeled they really don’t need any help.” Bergeron said that she only hopes these visitors can walk away from the garden learning something from our past. “I see the plants telling such an awesome story about how people lived day to day,” she said. “I just encourage people to come here and get to know what’s around, many times, not just once. Plants can tell a lot about people.” Jaclyn Bryson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more than four decades, the World Trade Center – whether standing majestically over lower Manhattan, lying in the ruins of a terrorist attack, or awaiting resurrection in a new form - has been one of the world’s greatest public landmarks. But in a quiet deal nearly 30 years ago, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sold off the rights to the buildings’ name to a nonprofit organization established by one of its executives. The price was $10. The former executive, Guy Tozzoli, who died this year, earned millions primarily by licensing the name through the group, the World Trade Centers Association. The Port Authority is among the hundreds of licensees around the world paying thousands of dollars each year for the privilege of using the words “World Trade Center.” Now, with the Port Authority hoping to sell branded souvenirs and merchandise next year after the new One World Trade Center skyscraper opens, the World Trade Centers Association is requesting free office space worth more than $500,000 a year in exchange for use of the trademark. “I am gravely concerned that a secret deal, years ago, sold the name of the World Trade Center for 10 bucks,” said the Port Authority’s deputy executive director, Bill Baroni. “And I’m going to look into the initial contract and look into where we are today with regard to this organization.” The deal with Tozzoli’s group came out of an era when the Port Authority which runs the region’s airports, major bus terminals, PATH train system, seaports - was often criticized for leading an imperial, self-interested existence in which its executives were rewarded with travel and other perks unusual in government. The sale of the trademark turned out to be perhaps the biggest financial benefit of Tozzoli’s long career, during which he oversaw construction of the Twin Towers. In 2011, his last year as president of the nonprofit, according to WTCA tax filings, Tozzoli received $626,000 for working an average of one hour per week. A World Trade Centers Association representative said the organization was not set up to make money, but rather to pursue laudable goals. A search of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows the association has trademarked the name on a host of products including greeting cards, pens and binoculars. “The WTCA is a not-forprofit company,” said its general counsel, Scott Richie. “It has not used the trademarks to generate wealth. It has used the trademarks for the collective benefit of its members, helping them develop facilities around the world that foster trade.” The spat is intensifying as the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks approaches - a tragedy that the non-profit groups says in a promotional video on its website has raised awareness of the World Trade Center brand. The WTCA, which has its trademarks in more than 100 countries, charges an initial $200,000 for use of the name on a building, plus $10,000 in annual membership fees. The Port Authority, owner
of the nearly completed skyscraper called One World Trade Center, pays the $10,000 fee, records show. Silverstein Properties, the firm that is building three other towers on the site that also use the name, has an undisclosed agreement with the association, Richie said. Each year, more than 320 members, public and private, also pay. In 2011, the company’s revenue was $6.9 million. Its members are an eclectic mix. The one in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai is a 39-story tower with embassies, government offices and corporate headquarters. Boston’s is a 428-room luxury hotel and large convention center on the seaport. There is also one in a rundown storefront off Hudson Street in Hackensack. Suite 1 of the building is the home of the World Trade Center of Northern New Jersey, which doubles as a real estate office. Kley Peralta, a 70-year-old real estate broker who runs the center with his son, the owner, said they get business leads through the World Trade Center network. “Let’s assume someone in the World Trade Center in Bogota, Colombia, has somebody who wants money to develop a coal mine. And they say, ‘We need $300 million.’ We know where the collateral providers are, so we package the deal. That’s because we are involved with the World Trade Centers Association,” he said. “For us, it’s been fantastic.” The Peraltas take a commission if they can close a deal, he said. The broader WTCA says it offers members some of the same kind of services: information about market conditions in their respective regions, local business contacts, business support services and group trade missions. Members can use the facilities of other World Trade Centers around the world. And the association encourages minimum standards for all its facilities, from hosting periodic speakers’ series to hanging clocks with worldwide time zones. But use of the name is perhaps the most valuable. “From my perspective,” Richie, of the WTCA, said, “the right to use a name that has been out in the public face for 40 years is a pretty good bargain in and of itself. But, in addition, we have set up a network of World Trade Centers” that can connect with each other, he said. He added: “I don’t see where we have an issue where we have a public entity gifting some sort of a benefit to former employees.” Nevertheless, records show that the venture was lucrative for Tozzoli and other Port Authority retirees. Public tax filings by the WTCA show that in 2009, 2010 and 2011, Tozzoli’s combined annual compensation was $1.7 million. That was on top of a $113,000-a-year public pension. The three years of tax filings are currently the only ones publicly available. Richie said Tozzoli’s compensation was based on advice from tax attorneys regarding appropriate pay for the nonprofit’s president. “As the WTCA grew in size and scope, his salary grew much with the size of the organization and the work he had to do,” Richie said. He said he could not comment “on any retirement arrangement.” In the 1960s and 1970s, the concept of creating a global network of trade centers was novel, brimming with the potential to crack open isola-
tionist dictatorships and the Soviet bloc. Port Authority officials, fresh off building the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, embraced it, calling it a “movement.” And Tozzoli, an engineer who became director of the Port Authority’s World Trade Department, was its public face. Tozzoli, who initially doubled as a volunteer president of the fledgling association, took first-class flights around the world, accompanied by other agency officials and their wives, to promote the concept. They met with world leaders over high-priced dinners and receptions. One three-week, aroundthe-globe trip in 1977, taken by Tozzoli and the chairman of the Port Authority’s board of commissioners, generated controversy. The trip by Chairman William J. Ronan and Tozzoli included stops in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, where they were received by business leaders and delegates at other World Trade Centers. A local gossip columnist in Tokyo at the time who wrote about the group’s travels noted how Ronan, his wife and several other executives and their wives ate dinner at the Tokyo branch of Maxim’s, a legendary French restaurant. News of the trip led to changes in the transportation agency’s travel policy. Tozzoli publicly defended that and other trips he took while at the Port Authority, saying they developed business for the region’s ports. During his career, Tozzoli was credited for choosing the architect of the Twin Towers, Minoru Yamasaki, for helping to conceive of the Windows on the World restaurant at the top of the north tower, and for coming up with the idea to use construction fill from the Twin Towers to extend lower Manhattan, creating what is now Battery Park City. But when he retired from the Port Authority in 1987, Tozzoli carried on his most enduring mission, as fulltime president of the WTCA. A contract dated months earlier, on Feb. 18, 1986, gave his WTCA the rights to five “World Trade Center” trademarks, previously registered by the Port Authority in New York State, for $10. The contract was signed by the agency’s secretary at the time, Doris Landre, although it is unclear who else knew about and authorized the deal. The agency’s executive director at the time, Stephen Berger, could not be reached for comment. Along with the trademarks, the Port Authority also provided the group with 9,000 square feet of free office space on the 77th floor of the north tower. Tozzoli ran the private organization for the next 24 years, and over that time, the trademark became a real estate marketing tool. Today, the association advertises on its website that the World Trade Center name can bring landlords higher rents and occupancy rates, citing studies it has commissioned. And the 9/11 attacks have made the brand more recognizable around the world, a promotional video on its website says. John Adeleke, executive director of the World Trade Center of Nigeria in Lagos, says in the video: “Certainly 9/11 has ironically raised the profile of the name such that you don’t really have to explain the name anymore. You may still have to explain in a little more depth what it actually does, but at least the name is pretty much in everyone’s mind’s eye.”
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HAMPSHIRE at the moment… part of it is that we’re still settling in to the new space and we want to make sure that the program is working the way we intended,” he said. “But we do understand that students want burritos and we would like to do that for them.” According to Flueckiger, burritos were served at the Latin station on Saturday to an appreciative crowd. “The kids were loving them,” he said. “It wasn’t exactly the way that we did them before, but we still had a full-sized tortilla and students were able to select all the options that they wanted.” Burritos are served regularly at Blue Wall on weekends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and at the Blue Wall Marketplace from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m during the week. They are also served at the Pita Pit in Hampden after 5 p.m., and occasionally at all of the dining halls. As for soda, the sugary drink has been replaced by flavored teas, freshsqueezed fruit juices and fruit-infused waters. Every day new smoothies are blended, poured and distributed in small plastic cups. Senior Zac Broughton, Student Government Association president, spoke highly of the new drinks. “I love the fruit juice,” he said. “I wish it came in a bigger glass because those ones are a little small, but it’s been really nice.” Other students appreciate the restriction. Senior Sam Ingemie said
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Burritos are alternatively served regularly at Blue Wall on weekends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and at the Blue Wall Marketplace from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m during the week. They are also served at the Pita Pit in Hampden after 5 p.m., and occasionally at all of the dining halls. that it was a good way to raise awareness of health issues. “I thought it was a really political move,” he said. “But I like it because it in a way forces people to think about their consumption of soda … and it’s a good way to start that conversation.” Another student, freshman Rebekah Sargent, didn’t mind a dining hall without soft drinks.“I don’t really care because I don’t really drink it that much, and if you want a soft drink you can go somewhere else,” she said. “But I think it’s actually a pretty good idea to get people from drinking so much sugar.” The soda restriction was implemented in an effort to make Hampshire the healthiest dining hall in America. The changes were also made based on students’ reactions. According to Distefano, surveys revealed that 92 percent of participating students wanted to eat healthier, 82-85 percent wanted to have more local ingredients and 85 percent wanted to have more whole grains. “We’re really trying to walk the walk here,” Flueckiger said of Hampshire’s changes.
Distefano and Flueckiger are enthusiastic about serving healthier options, but only if they taste good. “It has to be craveable,” said Distefano. He recalled a moment when his relationship with tofu changed after eating a dish of seared, thinly sliced tofu with a little salt, pepper and lemon. “I like it, I like it a lot [now],” he said. F l u e ck i g e r also explained his goal of introducing more natural foods, which don’t include preservatives or artificial dyes. He said that they want to incorporate “more real food, good and hearty.” He also said that UMass Dining officials are focusing more on local food than organic food in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint and support the local community. “The Valley is a small place, but we do a lot of farming here,” he said. On Tuesday there will be an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the dining hall’s reopening. Mary Reines can be reached at email@example.com.
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It’s time for a 21st century War on Poverty In 1964, President Lyndon tives mostly on the causes of B. Johnson called for a poverty as identified by lead“Nationwide War” on the ers and researchers in developed countries. In doing so, Makai McClintock US leaders developed a perplexing situation. sources of poverty, an effort, Over the past 50 years, he proclaimed, that would Africa has received over one “strike away the barriers to trillion US dollars in aid, full participation” in our glob- which has not only failed al society. to significantly improve the The initiative was based quality of life for Africans, but on a central understanding of also fueled conflicts and corthe multifaceted and complex ruption that have even worscauses of poverty. To identify ened the quality of life for milthese causes and implement lions of individuals. solutions would require the President George W. Bush, maximum participation of in a 1999 speech on education affected communities and nations. Equally central to the initiative was an understanding reform, used a particularly that, given these complexities, insightful phrase, coined by one could not feasibly over- speechwriter Michael Gerson come the challenges of pov- — “the soft bigotry of low erty without assistance and expectations” — that particuorchestration on a national larly applies to Africa’s curlevel. To this end, Johnson rent situation. Not a single established the Office of developed country has meanEconomic Opportunity, situ- ingfully reduced poverty or ated in the Executive Office increased long-term economic of the President itself, which prosperity through internawould support economic tional aid. Despite this simple development initiatives by truth, the United States conproviding funding, coordina- tinues to push a futile agenda tion, and development and of sending aid to Africa. The reasons for this supimplementation assistance for community-based plans of port are simple: our politicians have low expectations action. Johnson’s revolutionary for Africans, their governvision uniquely focused on the ments and their future. It’s time to return to ecocauses of poverty as identified by the poor themselves. nomic development programs He preached a seemingly in the spirit of Johnson’s war, commonsensical philosophy to take a practical, locallyfor approaching poverty that based approach to economic to this day has yet to fully development while supportgain traction in the economic ing federal-level orchestration development community; of such initiatives. While the given the resources and sup- political and social climate of port, the poor can overcome the 1960s provided inauspitheir own problems. It’s our cious ground for these types job to help, not to lead the way. of locally-based yet federallyOver the years since supported initiatives, recent Johnson’s War on Poverty, the social and political phenomUnited States has launched ena in the US have resulted in countless initiatives aimed to two unprecedented paradigm fight global poverty and eco- shifts, making the current nomic inequality. The US, social and political climate however, based these initia- partially well suited for a new
approach to international aid. The first involves the recent shift in US regulatory law from command-and-control structures to a “New Governance” model that focuses on decentralization, guided discretion and accountability through stakeholder precipitation and performance indicators and metrics. The second involves the recent paradigm shift in regards to the US approach to poverty, which has evolved from the mass confrontation and non-negotiable material demands popular in 1960s activism to an economic development paradigm that centers on negotiated policymaking, performance monitoring through economic growth metrics and a focus on the wills and desires of affected localities. These changes have created a fertile social and political ground for a new “War on Poverty,” one that goes beyond the traditional international development paradigm of constant aid and material support. It’s time for a new approach to development, one that focuses on inclusivity, investments in sustainable growth and the promotion of self-help systems through which the affected can lift themselves out of poverty. By deemphasizing the role of financial aid in the international aid “tool belt,” we can strive to create meaningful and long-lasting economic development that grounds itself in long-term investments to give the poor the tools they need to be successful. The fact of the matter is simple: so long as we allow our “soft bigotry of low expectations” to perpetuate our inclinations to merely “throw money” at the problems in Africa, we will not see any real improvement anytime soon.
It’s time for a new approach to development, one that focuses on … self–help systems through which the affected can lift themselves out of poverty.
Makai McClintock is a Collegian columnist and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introverts can flourish at UMass For an introvert, the ferently.” college experience, and For an introvert, the the experience one can inherent tendency to form a well-formed thought before Emily Merlino speaking out may weigh in their favor in such situahave at the University of tions. A student that adds Massachusetts in particu- perhaps just one thoughtful lar, can be incredibly dif- contribution per class disficult and even frustrat- cussion provides the same ing. After all, college is value as a student that conan inherently social experience, and at New England’s largest university, where 22-story dorms, crowded electronic dance music concerts and the bustling Berkshire dining commons are a fact sistently speaks up without of life, extroversion reigns the same quality contribution. Discussion classes supreme. While this abundance of also encourage students activity can leave introverts to develop better listening feeling lost in the literal skills, concentration and crowd, college allows these critical thinking that introintroverts to cultivate both verts already possess. “Giving time for students their established introversion and their inner extro- to think about what they version, since few people want to say is important as are 100 percent introverted well,” says Rhodes College professor Daniel Ullucci. “I or extroverted. Take, for instance, dis- think instructors have to cussion-based classes. learn not to fear silence.” Furthermore, discusWhile forced participation in front of complete sion-based classes prostrangers might seem like vide introverts with great an introvert’s worst night- opportunities to challenge mare, these classes actu- themselves and develop ally provide an excellent confidence in their public way to cultivate their best speaking skills. If college reflections on coursework is about developing stuand to come out of their dents as human beings and shells in a relatively safe allowing them to learn new environment. In these envi- things, then being forced ronments, where participa- out of one’s comfort zone is tion often makes up a siz- certainly part of that expeable portion of a student’s rience. Navigating the univerfinal grade, extroverts often think of speaking up as sity’s social scene also free points, no matter how develops introverts’ inner unrefined their statements extroverted sides while still allowing them to mainmight be. In “College and the tain their introverted tenIntrovert,” Julia Fawal dencies. It is a myth that notes that extroverts’ introverts are antisocial, “hands can float up at ease insecure vessels of selfeven when they do not doubt. One can easily be know the answer…intro- a charismatic introvert – verts tend to form ideas dif- such individuals simply
have to allow themselves to recharge alone after dancing all night at a frat party. In short, an extrovert recharges by being around people and social stimulation, whereas an introvert recharges by having time to themselves. This difference means that introverts can and do enjoy the raging parties and concerts that UMass offers, but they simply have to devote occasional time to themselves. Although this task might seem nearly impossible to accomplish on the everactive UMass campus, the university and Amherst itself give introverts a wonderful place to develop their introverted and extroverted sides. There is never a shortage of places to go, people to see, and things to do, but at the end of the day, there are always places to go (in addition to the dorm room) to recharge alone. The Durfee Conservatory, Jones Library, Amherst Coffee and the abundant hiking trails that surround campus provide a wonderful mixture of social stimulation and private sanctuaries. The bottom line for introverts at UMass is this: at first glance campus can seem like an unfriendly place for those who prefer small, quiet groups to large, chaotic crowds. But UMass is a great place for introverts to both continue to foster their natural introverted tendencies (and all that is beneficial about them) and to develop equally beneficial extroverted traits that they might have never discovered before.
There is never a shortage of places to go, people to see, and things to do, but at the end of the day, there are always places to go (in addition to the dorm room) to recharge alone.
Emily Merlino is a Collegian columnist and can be reached at email@example.com.
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City and Colour to play at Calvin city and colour begin tour in mass. By deirdre Cedrone Collegian Correspondent
net or at live shows, but due to overwhelming demand, the tracks were released to a studio in order to produce an album. The songs “Like Knives,” “Save your Scissors” and “Comin’ Home” are poignantly known and familiar. The stories of lost love and scars that never fade haunt Greene’s songs, and serve as the emotional crosses that we all must bear at one point in our lives. His later albums “Bring Me Your Love,” which was released in 2008, and “Little Hell,” which was released in 2011, a mere two years ago, were a precise articulation of the talent Greene has in translating his emotions into his music. “Bring Me Your Love” grants a deeper view into Greene’s personal life, with songs such as “Waiting” and “As Much as I Ever Could.” As the end of the album states – “no I am not where I belong, so shine a light to guide me home” –you find yourself connecting with Greene’s words and understanding the need for guidance to where we truly belong. “Little Hell,” the prelude to his most recent album, seemed to follow along the same path of his previous albums, although including various instruments alongside his acoustic guitar. “Little Hell” spoke of love that knew no bounds with the song “We Found Each Other in the Dark”, while the track “Silver and Gold” embraced the common inner fear of losing all those we love. All of their albums seem to push City and Colour to the kind of pop folk band they have made themselves out to be. The band’s sound will bounce fluidly across the Calvin Theatre as the melodies of “The Hurry and the Harm” are performed on Sept. 13. Tickets will be sold at $30 dollars in advance, or $35 at the door.
Dallas Greene’s haunting melodies from his fourth and most recent album “The Hurry and the Harm” have sprung effortlessly from the record to the stage on his current tour as City and Colour. As the former lead singer and guitarist of the posthardcore band Alexisonfire, he has channeled his energy into a different genre of music. City and Colour has been creating and performing music for the past eight years. The band gained notoriety after their song “Northern Wind,” which had yet to be released from their “Little Hell” album, premiered on the Valentine’s Day episode of “One Tree Hill” circa 2011. The Canadian pop folk band spent the summer touring European cities and performing at multiple music festivals in British Columbia and the UK. Now, the United States has opened its doors to the bittersweet sounds of Greene’s new album, throughout which the band’s acoustic folk sound blossomed, especially in tracks like “Commentators” and “Two Coins.” Greene has decided to begin his tour of the United States in Northampton this upcoming Friday, Sept. 13 at the Calvin Theatre. Friday night kicks off the beginning of a cross country tour which will continue until mid-November. The new album expands upon the band’s sound while garnering a further understanding as to what Greene is hoping to express with his music. The band began nine years ago, launching their first full-length album “Sometimes” in 2005 in the United States, after their 2004 EP “Simple Songs,” which was only released in Canada. “Sometimes” was origi- Deirdre Cedrone can be reached at nally only found on the inter- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kishi Bashi back for more Kishi bashi makes his rounds again By SaBrina amiri Collegian Correspondent Last January, violin virtuoso and songwriter Kishi Bashi promised fans attending his first performance at Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall that, after finishing his tour across North America, he would come back to play for them yet again. This Tuesday, Sept. 10, Kishi Bashi will fulfill that promise when he plays at the Pearl Street Clubroom, as he gears up for another US tour before bringing his musical act to Europe in the spring. K Ishibashi, of the Brooklyn-based band Jupiter One, the sole member of his project Kishi Bashi, is a Berklee alumni and an adept composer who incorporates a smorgasbord of equipment with some beat-boxing and very soulful violin playing to produce scintillating and emotional music. Ishibashi is known for his solitary and impressive dynamic live performances. Despite having only released one full-length album to date, Ishibashi’s music has been exceedingly well received and with the release of his debut LP, “151a,” Ishibashi made the transition from being a touring member of Montreal to a solo artist with ease. His first foray into solo musicianship came with the EP, “Room for Dream,” which featured a duet with Kevin Barnes, the man behind of Montreal, on the song “Evalyn, Summer Has Arrived.” Ishibashi had also done some work touring with artists such as Regina Spektor and Sondre Lerche. In an interview with the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, Ishibashi said that he had been pushed
Kishi Bashi bows his violin at Iron Horse Music Hall last year.
In an interview with the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, Ishibashi said that he had been pushed to produce his own work after touring extensively with barns and being offered the chance to open for Barnes on the condition that he come prepared with an album’s worth of music to open with. to produce his own work after touring extensively with Barnes and being offered the chance to open for Barnes on the condition that he come prepared with an album’s worth of music to open with. The end result of said encouragement was Kishi Bashi’s debut album, “151a”, a play on words and an allusion to the Japanese saying “ichi-go ichi-e,” which translates to one place, one time, or once in a lifetime. The poeticism went far beyond the album title, and “151a” was lauded by critics and fans as an exceedingly emotive album built upon layers and layers of violin loops and harmonies constructed from Ishibashi’s voice filtered through octave and pitch changers. The mood of the album itself oscillates between cheerful psychedelic pop tunes such as “It All Began with a Burst” or “Bright
Whites” and melancholic ballads such as “I Am the Antichrist to You.” Since the release of “151a” in 2012, Ishibashi has toured extensively and produced a few new releases, including a Christmas song entitled, “It’s Christmas, But It’s Not White Here in Our Town.” This track was released on a 7 inch box set which also features respective covers of ELO, Talking Heads, and Beirut paired with singles from “151a”, and two singles currently only available digitally from the artist’s bandcamp webpage. Complex and intricate lyrics are ubiquitous in Kishi Bashi’s music and while the words reinforce a weighty emotional affect, the music itself is driven by and large by Ishibashi’s violin, whether it’s being simply bowed on or being used as a percussive tool to be looped over and over
and layered on. Ishibashi has stated that typically his songs come together once a violin riff grows into something more, and then the lyrics can come together. Ishibashi’s music is clearly influenced by many different things, from contemporary classical music to the sort of neo-psychedelia that of Montreal is known for, but Ishibashi manages to tie in all these influences together in a way that’s both balanced and compelling. At Tuesday’s show, Kishi Bashi will be joined by openers Elizabeth and the Catapult and The Sun Parade. Tickets are available in advance for $12 or at the door for $14. Sabrina Amiri can be reached at email@example.com.
Pixies release underwhelming ‘EP1’
Old group releases new material By Tommy Verdone Collegian Staff
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Despite being a widely respected and influential band that growled its way to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s, not much has happened with the Pixies in the last 22 years. The band, remembered dearly for its dysfunctional and darkly comical lyrics, grating vocals and Joey Santiago’s edgy guitar tone, has finally given its fans a new collection of tracks to drool over. Before the Sept. 3 independent release of “EP1,” the group’s new four-track, the band has recently received media attention when bassist and founding member Kim Deal quit the band earlier this year. The band’s new EP consists mostly of tracks that greet you with a warm midtempo embrace that fails to move much further beyond this bleak first impression. While with many of the Pixies’ older songs the listen-
er could feel a real emotional connection to lead singer Charles Thompson’s pained vocals and lyrics and the rest of the band’s unconditional, hard-rocking support, “EP1” left behind most traces of intimacy between the group and the music. “EP1” does not sound objectively bad, some parts being charming and blatantly reminiscent of earlier albums such as “Surfer Rosa” or “Doolittle.” However, the entire collection of tracks seems to lack inspiration, and the absence of Deal’s fat and ever-present bass tone is easily noticed. The Pixies suffered a messy initial breakup in 1993, leaving little hope in the hearts of listeners. With the band’s dynamics being remembered as rocky at best, most fans and music publications came to terms with the respective members’ new projects, such as front man Charles Thompson’s (stage named Black Francis, or Frank Black) Frank Black and the Catholics, or Kim Deal’s The Breeders.
With tensions always high between Thompson and Deal, a reunion seemed farfetched until 2004, when the band’s original members announced a new full tour. In June of the same year, the Pixies released the track “Bam Thwok” exclusively to iTunes, their first original track in 13 years, since their 1991 album “Trompe le Monde.” As years went by, no new material seeped out of the band as they continued to tour and fall deeper into the slump of a touring oldies act. “It was like, Ha ha, here we are at the casino. Is this the shape of things to come?” said Thompson in an interview with the New York Times, aware of the lack of new content his group had been putting out. “EP1” is the Pixies’ solution to this lack of content. Although bassist Deal’s departure in June shook the group, she was replaced by guitarist and lead singer of The Muffs, Kim Shattuck. “EP1” was not treated positively by the media, receiving low scores from various review sites, as
well as getting a rating of “1.0” on Pitchfork Media. The album certainly sounds like the work of the Pixies lyrically, yet it lacks many of the major musical traits that are associated with the band such as a harsh juxtaposition of punk and surf rock, or the unexpected dynamic shifts that occur throughout a song. Many Pixies tracks will move from a dreamy or hypnotic point directly into a gritty hard rock state that sounds as if Thompson could be singing while in literal physical pain. What “EP1” lacks is this jarring transition from hypnotic to gritty. This statement applies lyrically as well as musically: the four tracks on “EP1” fail to hit in the same way that tracks from their earlier albums hit. For the most part the album is much softer than traditional Pixies work, but this does not necessarily make it a weaker piece. There are certainly some hooking riffs such as the opening guitar on the last track “What Goes Boom,” which sounds the most like any older Pixies song, but overall it feels as
Pixies frontman Charles Thompson plays his Telecaster guitar live. though it lacks a real connection with its performers. While once an angrily introspective collaboration of a wide range of genres of rock, the Pixies have pigeonholed themselves with an EP that never really seems to change its mood throughout. It gives the impression that all of the band members are out of touch and have agreed on a clean and twangy indie sound. “EP1” never seems to change its mood throughout
its entire underwhelming 15 minute runtime, which is understandably disappointing to a fan base that is used to hearing songs that transcended from manic, crazed, verses into cutting and aggressive choruses. While the EP is not a terrible piece of music, it does not live up to the Pixies’ legacy. Tommy Verdone can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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we should be the favorite because we’re FBS and they’re FCS,” UMass coach Charley Molnar said. “I knew by looking at the film, their roster, and their size that it was a pretty even matchup.” That defeats the purpose of making an upgrade. You’re supposed to be better than the teams in the division below you. And based on what UMass brought to the Gillette Stadium turf on Saturday, this team is not. If UMass wants to prove that it belongs in the FBS and Mid-American Conference, this wasn’t the way to do it. The Minutemen technically weren’t the favorite in this game, but there was no question they should’ve played like they were supposed to be. They may only be at the beginning of their second FBS campaign, but they’ve already had two years to build recruiting classes that should amount to a team that is superior to an FCS school that was picked in the preseason to finish eighth in the Colonial Athletic Association. Apparently those players haven’t grown up enough yet. “Obviously the talent level is different, that’s why they have divisions,” UMass junior linebacker Stanley Andre said. “It’s just so unfortunate that we lost to Maine. They came out and played today. I just don’t think we came out to our best ability. “They played high-caliber football. Quite frankly I’m impressed.” UMass seemed to be pretty high up the measuring stick early. The Minutemen burned the Maine defense on four plays for a quick
touchdown, but then followed that up by allowing 24 consecutive points. Did UMass really think the game was in hand that quickly? It sure seemed like it from there. What was most mindblowing to me was that the Minutemen were trailing by three points at halftime to a team that had no business hanging around with them, and had no response to start the second half. UMass looked sluggish, sloppy and appeared to have quit as the game wore on. “We’re still playing an awful lot of young guys,” Molnar said. “That’s not an excuse, but reality. And young guys have made a lot of mistakes.” Everyone needs to be held accountable after a loss like this, though. The underclassmen sure showed some immaturity with the way they handled the game, but the veterans were no better. Not only is it their responsibility to keep everyone in check on the field and make plays, but also to keep players focused and not let what should be an easy win slip away from them. I’m sure the coaching wasn’t immaculate, either. Once everyone is held accountable, then UMass can hit the reset button and hope the FBS relevancy that it lost on Saturday can be rediscovered. A couple of MAC wins would give that a definite boost. However, there is no moving on from this game. This one will haunt the minds of UMass fans until the next opportunity presents itself. Unless the Minutemen can pull off a miracle upset over Kansas State next weekend, it’s unlikely that we’ll see another crowd of 15,000-
plus in the Gillette Stadium stands on Sept. 21 at noon against Vanderbilt. Those are some all-important attendance figures, too. Molnar got a first-hand look at the frustration of the fans with this kind of performance. “Really for the first time I had somebody when I was walking off the field just blistering me coming off, and he’s entitled to it,” Molnar said. “He’s disappointed, and gosh darn so am I.” Molnar shrugged the instance off as no big deal, but it’s unlikely that comes up in his press conference if it had no effect on him. The team is probably hurting right now, as it should be. There’s much to be done in order to prove that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. This isn’t a call for anyone’s head. This isn’t the beginning of the end. But it’s a bad loss, and it’s one that can’t be ignored. Progress has been stalled. The Minutemen failed to separate themselves from a bygone era on Saturday. Fans will just have to be a little more patient than originally expected in order to get the results they were hoping for. “Every loss is shattering,” Molnar said. “(Saturday was) Maine’s day. Four years from now is irrelevant. The reality is there is no gap between us and Maine. We knew it was going to be close and the talent gap isn’t there.” Chalk it up as an opportunity lost. Nick Canelas can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter @NickCanelas.
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Things did start off well for UMass on Saturday. Trey Dudley-Giles returned the opening kickoff 41 yards, which set the Minutemen up on their own 46-yard line. UMass followed with a quick 54-yard touchdown drive on four plays, capped off by a seven-yard grab by Bernard Davis in the end zone from Mike Wegzyn just 1:23 into the game. Despite starting strong, Wegzyn (13-25 passing for 139 yards, an interception and a touchdown) would only last the first half and was replaced by backup A.J. Doyle (7-17 passing for 62 yards and a touchdown) at the start of the third quarter. “When we got to halftime, I could see that there was just that, we needed some help, we needed to do something different to get the offense going,” Molnar said. “And I decided to make the change and put A.J. Doyle in at quarterback. Can’t tell you that that’s a permanent move. I can just tell you that it was a move that I made at the half and it was the right move to make.” Doyle’s touchdown throw was an 8-yard pass to Tajae Sharpe for his first-career receiving touchdown. The score was too little too late for the Minutemen offense. UMass’ early scoring drive didn’t faze Maine, as it responded with a promising series, which included a 48-yard pass from Wasilewski to a wide-open Perillo down the right sideline to the UMass fiveyard line. The drive ended on the next play, though, when Jovan Santos-Knox picked off Wasilewski in
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The UMass defense allowed Maine to run for 253 yards on Saturday. the end zone. Maine got another chance to put its first points on the board after Dudley-Giles muffed a punt, giving the Black Bears the ball at the Minuteman 20-yard line. Maine settled for a Sean Decloux 26-yard field goal, cutting the UMass lead to 7-3. “As far as special teams,” Molnar said, “obviously the fumble early in the game giving them the short field, we’re just not good enough of a football team to overcome that.” Both teams were susceptible to mistakes. Wegzyn appeared to have thrown a costly interception, but he got lucky momentarily when Khari Al-Mateen coughed the ball up after the pick right back to UMass. A scary moment happened with 1:29 remaining when Cabrinni Goncalves rocked Stacey Bedell on a screen pass attempt. Bedell (58 yards) stayed on the ground for a while before he was able to get
up and walk off the field with some assistance from the trainers. He would return after halftime. A loss like this against an FCS team can have a negative reaction from fans, but Molnar believes that this team is truly improving. “Well the bandwagon has been fairly light anyways, so if a couple more jump off that’s their call,” he said. “All I know is this, we are a better football team. Again I don’t care who we were playing, we’re a better football team than we’ve been. We’re playing hard, don’t always play smart, but we play hard. And I really believe the fruits of our labors are gonna show.” The Minutemen will get a chance to show if they are improving next Saturday when they travel to Kansas State for a 7 p.m. game. Cameron McDonough can be reached at email@example.com and followed on twitter @Cam_McDonough.
Minutewomen stave off BC comeback UMass gets first
win of season
UMass remains unbeaten with win Schmoops
By Jesse Mayfield-sheehan Collegian Staff
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HOROSCOPES Jan. 20 - Feb. 18
The moving light beams you see in the sky at night are actually aliens. Aliens who are using their power to get you to go to Blockbuster.
Feb. 19 - Mar. 20
Jul. 23 - aug. 22
Your attempts at being non-ironic were in themselves ironic — and therefore made you super–ironic.
aug. 23 - Sept. 22
When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out – because that’s what’s inside.
Please stop making those milkshakes in my yard. All these boys aren’t showering and are beginning to fester.
Mar. 21 - apr. 19
Sept. 23 - Oct. 22
apr. 20 - May. 20
Oct. 23 - nOv. 21
May. 21 - Jun. 21
Do you smoke grass in space, Bowie? Or do you smoke astroturf?
The Big Lebowski was not meant to come across as an instructional video. I guess your pacifist tendencies are making the world a better place.
So, I hear you want to visit the Ministry of You smell like cheese but are lactose Magic. You might want to try the girl’s stalls in intolerant. Hey big boy, I like paradoxes. Hasbrouck and Machmer.
nOv. 22 - Dec. 21
You may have the moves like Jagger, but you have a voice like Sarah McLachlan. You can make people swoon and weep with puppies.
You’ve become strangely magnetized to Sam the Minuteman. I think it’s the milky complexion and the eyes.
Jun. 22 - Jul. 22
You’ve taken great good care of your Karma, but that won’t stop that guy you cut off from wanting to run you over with his pickup.
Brittany Moore scores lone goal
Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
It’s never too early to start dressing for Halloween. However, it is too early to start dressing for Christmas.
Molly MacDonnell may have had luck on her side, but it was enough to lift the 14th-ranked Massachusetts field hockey team to a 4-2 win over No. 19 Boston College. The forward dribbled along the left side of the attack circle and pushed a shot across the front of the net. The ball deflected off an Eagles defender and went into the back of the net for MacDonnell’s first goal of the season. The goal put the Minutewomen back on top, 3-2, in the second half after BC rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to tie the game at two apiece.Brooke Sabia added an insurance goal – her second of the game and seventh of the season – on a penalty corner just seven minutes later, with Mel Sutherland and Izzie Delario providing the assists to seal the contest late in the second half and preserve UMass’ hot start to the season. After allowing zero combined shots on goal to their last two opponents, the Minutewomen (5-0) allowed the Eagles to take 13 shots on Sunday alone. But goalkeeper Sam Carlino finished the game with nine saves and the defense added two more defensive saves. UMass coach Carla Tagliente said Carlino played well and the goals she gave up were more a result of the number of penalty corners the team allowed BC to take (12). “It’s definitely hard,” Tagliente said. “For two games, she didn’t see a shot, and to step into a game where you’re going to take 24 shots, it’s difficult.”UMass was seemingly in con-
By Joey saade Collegian Staff
The UMass field hockey team remains undefeated with wins over Harvard and Boston College this weekend.
“In games like these, we need to play our style of hockey, rise above who our opponent is.” UMass coach Carla Tagliente
Minutewomen outshot the Crimson 20-4 and didn’t allow a single shot on goal, Tagliente said she was disappointed with how the team let Harvard control the pace of the game. “In games like these, we need to play our style of hockey, rise above who our opponent is,” she said. “I think Harvard did a very good job at playing the tempo that they wanted to play. Tactically they’re very good, technically they’re not as good yet, I think they’re going to come along really well and be a strong team in the future. I thought that they controlled tempo really well.” The Minutewomen will travel to Syracuse, N.Y., next weekend for the Syracuse Invitational, where they will take on Syracuse and Ohio State. The first game is set to start on Friday at 3 p.m.
ing Harvard by a score of 3-0 on Friday. Lauren Allymohamed opened up the scoring for UMass 25 minutes in, deflecting a penalty corner shot into the net to put the Minutewomen on the board, with Charlotte Verelst getting the assist. Sabia put in another goal six minutes later, flicking it past Crimson goalkeeper Jenn Hatfield on the penalty corner shot, with Alexa Sikalis and Mariajose Rodriguez giving the assists, giving UMass a 2-0 lead into the half, while Harvard had yet to take a shot. Delario added the final tally with a minute left to play, dribbling across the UMass shuts front of the cage and slapdown Harvard ping it into the far left side of For the second game in a the net. Jesse Mayfield-Sheehan can be Despite the final outcome reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and row, the Minutewomen shut out their opponents, defeat- along with the fact that the can be followed on Twitter @jgms88. trol early when Sabia and Hannah Prince each scored to give the Minutewomen a 2-0 advantage at intermission, but the Eagles (4-1) started to mount a second half comeback. Emma Plasteras scored BC’s first goal less than three minutes into the first period. After she provided the insert on a penalty corner play, she put the ball in the net after it was redirected her way by teammate Virgynia Muma. The tying goal was scored on another penalty corner play. After the initial shot was blocked by a UMass defender, Emily McCoy got the loose ball and shot it in to knot the score at two apiece.
The Massachusetts women’s soccer team used a dominant defensive performance to grind out its first victory of the season on Sunday, taking down New Hampshire 1-0 in Durham, N.H. Senior Brittany Moore scored the game’s lone goal in the eighth minute – her first of the season – which was more than enough for redshirt freshman goalkeeper Danielle Kriscenski, who made five saves for her first-career shutout. The UMass defense allowed just 14 shots and four corner kicks, further emphasizing coach Ed Matz’s belief that the defense has been the team’s strong point so far this season. “We have a lot of confidence in our defense,” he said. “Ever since the first game of the year, our defense has played pretty solidly. Kriscenski gained some confidence back there, getting her first win.” Moore wasted no time putting the Minutewomen (1-3-1) ahead for good. The senior rifled a shot from outside the right side of the box into the top left corner of the net to beat Wildcats (1-4-1) goalkeeper Erica Correa. Although it took his team five games to get in win column, Matz was very satisfied with his team’s first victory. He pointed to resiliency on the road as the key. “It was definitely rewarding to the players, especially after playing two games backto-back on the road (UMass played Providence on Friday) in a short amount of time,” Matz said. “It was a big win for
us, and it’s even better getting it on the road.“We grinded it out, and got a lot of play from a lot of different players today,” he added. “The leaders of the team came together and kept us together to get that win.” After starting out winless in his team’s first four games, Matz understands how big of a psyche boost Sunday’s victory gave his squad mentally. “One of our goals coming into the season was to fight well on the road,” Matz said. To come back here to get the win, it’s certainly going to help us down the road.”
UMass settles for draw After registering the game’s first goal with just under nine minutes left in regulation, the Minutewomen lost it 39 seconds later and had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Providence.Forward Jackie Bruno broke the scoreless struggle in the 82nd minute. Senior Grace Coombs came up with a deflection near the top of the box which found Bruno who rifled a shot past Friars (2-1-1) goalkeeper Kristyn Shea. Moments later, Providence’s Amanda Webster’s pass through traffic found teammate Allison Walton, who blasted the freekick equalizer, tying the game 82 minutes, 9 seconds into the game. Kriscenski came up with a career-high 8 saves in the contest as the Minutewomen defense continued to display signs of strength for a third consecutive game. Next up for the Minutewomen is an away game at College Station, Texas, on Friday in an 8 p.m. matchup with Texas A&M. Joey Saade can be reached at email@example.com and followed on Twitter @Jsaade1225.
THE MASSACHUSETTS DAILY COLLEGIAN
Monday, September 9, 2013
UM falls to Maine in home opener By Cameron mCDonough Collegian Staff
UMass defensive back Joe Colton failed to make a tackle in the Minutemen’s 24-14 loss to Maine on Saturday.
UMass suffers major setback in loss to Maine
t was the darkest 60 minutes of the Massachusetts football team’s life as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Minutemen lacked heart, looked uninspired and clearly weren’t mature enough to avoid playNick ing down to Canelas inferior competition in an embarrassing 24-14 loss to Maine on Saturday. UMass didn’t just lose, it got beat down by a Football Championship Subdivision team. There is no real explana-
tion or excuse as to why or how this stunning turn of events transpired. But one thing is for certain: this team still has a long way to go before we can start talking about progress. Since its first FBS game at the beginning of last season, the Minutemen have gradually gotten better and given people reason to believe in the long-term success of the program. This was the first major setback. UMass looked like it had started to turn the corner when it gave No. 23 Wisconsin a scare for almost two quarters. On Saturday, it looked awfully like the FCS team that lost to the Black Bears on the road two years ago.
UMass receiver Elgin Long was overthrown in Saturday’s 24-14 loss to Maine. The UMass defense allowed an FCS quarterback to throw for 267 yards on 20-of28 passing and hit four different receivers on plays of
more than 20 yards. It also allowed four different FCS running backs to combine for 253 yards and three touchdowns, including a
35-yard scamper that put the Black Bears up for good. The only reason the Minutemen hung around to that point was because Maine had committed three turnovers and killed multiple drives due to careless penalties at the line of scrimmage. Things were no better offensively. Both quarterbacks Mike Wegzyn and A.J. Doyle played a half of football, and neither was any good. They were good enough to lead one touchdown drive each, but poor enough to force Colter Johnson to punt the ball nine times against an FCS defense. “A lot of people thought see
SETBACK on page 7
FOXBORO – The Massachusetts football team entered its home opener on Saturday with an overall record of 0-7 at Gillette Stadium. However, Saturday looked like a golden opportunity for UMass to get that elusive first win at its home away from Amherst against Football Championship Subdivision member Maine. But now the Minutemen’s record at Gillette remains after a debilitating, 24-14, loss to the Black Bears in front of a listed attendance of 15,624 fans on Saturday. Even though Maine (2-0) is an FCS team, UMass (0-2) coach Charley Molnar was expecting a tight game. “I know on paper a lot of people thought that Maine was the favorite by (3.5) points,” he said. “Some people thought we should be the favorite because we’re FBS and they’re an FCS team. But I think I knew way too much. I knew from looking at their film, looking at their roster, looking at their size, it was a pretty even matchup.” Maine took the lead for good with 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter after Minuteman punter Colter Johnson shanked a 20-yard punt, giving Maine the ball on the UMass 25-yard line. Rickey Stevens then ran right past the Minutemen defense and scored on the very next play to put Maine up 10-7 at the half. The Black Bears padded onto that lead with a dominating third quarter, including a 1-yard touchdown by Zedric Joseph and a 39-yard quarterback draw for a touchdown by Marcus Wasilewski. see
WINLESS on page 7
Minutemen still winless after pair of losses
UM scores first goal of season
By mark Chiarelli Collegian Staff
The Massachusetts men’s soccer team got on the scoreboard for the first time this season on Sunday. But still couldn’t find itself in the win column. The Minutemen (0-3-1) came up empty-handed in the Windjammer Classic in Burlington, Vt., this weekend, capped off by a 3-2 loss to Vermont to remain winless on the season. UMass registered nine shots with a team-high four on goal, but couldn’t slow down the Catamounts offense, which beat goalkeeper Nick Ruiz three times on 12 shots despite finishing with five
saves. While the end result wasn’t ideal, UMass coach Sam Koch was pleased with his team’s improved offensive production. “We finished our shots and we shot the ball more,” he said. “We were waiting for the perfect opportunity (in previous games) which just doesn’t happen, when you have a chance you have to take it.” UMass maintained a lead for the majority of the first half after Josh Schwartz netted a goal in the 25th minute, but the Catamounts (3-0-1) scored a back-breaking goal off a corner kick just five seconds before halftime to knot the game at 1-1. A lapse in judgment by the young Minutemen spoiled a relatively clean first half. “It was just a mismark on the corner kick which
allowed their player to be wide open,” Koch said. “He never should’ve had an open header to begin with.” Those types of mistakes were exactly what UMass was trying to avoid as it attempts to build upon strong spurts of play. “We came out and played very well for 44 minutes and 45 seconds and short-circuited in the last 10 seconds,” Koch said. “We’re young and just make silly mistakes at times. The more mistakes we cut out, the better we’re gonna get.” Momentum carried over in the second half for Vermont, as a Danny Childs’ goal in the 67th minute proved to be the go-ahead tally. Entering the game, the Minutemen had allowed only two goals in three games despite being outshot 56-25. UMass didn’t help
its cause on Sunday, registering an own goal in the 84th minute resulting in Vermont’s third goal of the game. Mark Morris scored his first career goal in the 87th minute on a shot that snuck under the crossbar, bringing the Minutemen within one. However, it was too little, too late. Now, the Minutemen must work on sustaining success. “We played two very good halves of soccer but unfortunately they were in different games,” Koch said. “That’s the way it will be for a while until we get used to each other more than we are and get used to the focus we have to keep to make sure we play at our best.”
to New Hampshire. The lone goal of the contest came in the 18th minute when Christopher Wingate headed in a pass from Aaron Smith following a goal kick. Entering the contest, Koch believed UNH would provide a “good test” for his squad while also mentioning this was the game his team would have to worry about. Despite the loss, there were positives to be taken from the performance, especially the team’s play in the second half when Koch said his team “really took it” to the Wildcats. “In the second half, I really thought we did what we needed to do,” he said. “Unfortunately, I don’t think UNH had as good a game as UNH prevails they could’ve against us.” Still, Koch believes overall UMass fared no better Friday afternoon, falling 1-0 focus is the issue.
“We have to focus on making sure we’re doing the things we need to do and not worry about the opponent as much,” Koch said. “Unfortunately we weren’t able to focus on the whole 90 minutes to get the job done.” As has been the case early in the season, the inconsistency can be contributed to the growing pains that come with a young team. “It’s one part of the game, the mental part of the game, which I think is hard for young players to understand,” said Koch. “You have to focus all the time.” Matt Bolduc continued his strong play, leading the team with two shots. Nick Ruiz also stood out, making seven saves. Mark Chiarelli can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter @Mark_Chiarelli.