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Official cause of death not yet determined A University of Massachusetts student was found dead in his off-campus apartment on Friday, according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Eric Sinacori, 20, of Whitehouse Station, N.J., was a third year kinesiology major at the University. He was living in Puffton Village at 1040 North Pleasant St. The District Attorney’s Office does not suspect foul play, though Amherst police and the Massachusetts State Police are investigating the death. The official cause of death has yet to be determined by the medical examiner’s office. The UMass community was informed of Sinacori’s death on Tuesday through an email from interim vice chancellor Enku Gelaye. In her email, Gelaye said that the University has been in contact with Sinacori’s family. “During difficult times like this we can help each other by noticing and acknowledging the ongoing mourning and readjustment process that will certainly take place,” Gelaye said in her email. She referred anyone impacted by the death to a variety of campus resources for support or consolation, including the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Dean of Students Office and the Faculty and Staff Assistance program. -Collegian News Staff
University Health Services will offer walk-in clinics as well as mobile clinics for flu vaccinations in the Campus Center and several dorms this fall.
Injections and nasal spray will be offered By Nikoleta Nikova Collegian Correspondent The University of Massachusetts is responding to the high number of flu infections predicted by the Center for Disease Control by offering vaccination clinics across the campus this fall. Up to 20 percent of the U.S. population will contract the flu this year, according to the CDC. Ann Becker, public health nurse at University Health Services, said
that to help prevent students from getting the disease, UHS will be holding flu vaccination clinics over the next couple of months. There are going to be walk-in clinics at UHS as well as mobile clinics in the Campus Center and some dorms. Most of these clinics will be held during the month of October, but there will be a few in November. The clinics will not have an out-of-pocket cost for students. Instead, the students’ insurance will be billed directly. According to Becker, two types of vaccines will be offered: a tradi-
tional injection as well as a nasal spray. While both offer significant protection against the flu virus, they differ in several ways. Dr. Wilmore Webley, UMass associate professor of microbiology, explained some of these differences. “You can get an injection with the killed organism or you can get the nasal spray, which is live influenza,” he said. The nasal spray “can give you a little bit of fever… and might make you feel a little bit stuffy,” he said, and warned that people who have recently been sick or have had a fever should
avoid getting the spray. Despite the possible side effects, Webley recommends the nasal spray. “Any time you have a live organism vaccine, it always leads to better protection,” he said. Becker also said that the nasal spray might offer better protection than the injection because it contains protection against more strains of the flu. “Last year there were some people who came down with the flu (despite being vaccinated) and
Boehner said Congress and the White House had negotiated on government funding and the debt limit dozens of times over the years, resulting in “significant policy changes that would in fact reduce spending and put us on a saner fiscal path.” “It’s time to have that conversation. Not next week, not next month. The conversation ought to start today,” Boehner said at the Capitol. “I’m hopeful, whether it’s the president or Democrat leaders here in the Congress, we can begin that conversation.” Democrats and Republicans, meanwhile, remained far apart on how to fund the government and increase the borrowing limit, threatening to push the nation further back into financial crisis. The Democratic-led Senate wants to pass proposals that reopen the government at current spending levels and raise the debt ceiling for a year. The Republicancontrolled House wants a broader deal, including delaying the new health care law, large portions of which went into effect last week. The House tried anew Tuesday to draw the Democrats into negotiations with a proposal to create a so-called super committee with House and Senate members
to resolve the shutdown and debtceiling issues. “We are simply talking past each other, rather than talking to each other and rather than working with each other in the best interest of the American people,” said Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, the chairman of the House Rules Committee. House and Senate Democrats mocked the super committee proposal as a stunt, reminding Republicans that the last such group failed. That 12-member panel, formed to cut at least $1 trillion from looming federal deficits, disbanded in 2011 after failing to reach a bipartisan agreement. “Not again. Not again. Oh, my gosh,” said Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. “Having served as a member of this so-called super committee, there was nothing super about it. And it was just punting. It’s another way to get out of doing what you should.” Obama also dismissed the proposal, saying again that he won’t negotiate until the House passes a bill to reopen the government and increase the debt ceiling. He’d reiterated that in a brief phone call to Boehner earlier in the day. “We can’t make extortion routine as part of our democracy,” the
president said in his news conference. “Democracy doesn’t function this way. And this is not just for me. It’s also for my successors in office, whatever party they’re from. They shouldn’t have to pay a ransom, either, for Congress doing its basic job. We gotta put a stop to it.” Lawmakers have generally agreed on a temporary government-funding bill that would fund domestic and defense spending at an annualized rate of $986 billion. It continues spending at last year’s levels. Republicans wanted to spend less on domestic programs; Democrats generally wanted to spend more. The two sides aim to iron out their differences in a larger, more nuanced budget bill later this year. “Let’s find a way out of this,” urged Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “I don’t care if it’s appointing people, the informal conversations we’ve been having back and forth. But there should be a way out of both these dead ends that we are in. How is this going to end?” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, however, urged House Republicans to stick to their guns. “The House of Representatives
It’s Cyber Security Month on Obama apologizes for shutdown campus Urges House to pass OIT aims to educate students about theft By Marleigh FelseNsteiN Collegian Correspondent
October is a month of many scary things: midterms, Halloween and even identity theft. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, a national effort to increase the awareness of online dangers. It is promoted by many organizations, including the University of Massachusetts Office of Information Technologies, the federal government and Educause, a nonprofit company of information technology professionals across the country who aim to “advance higher education,” according to their website. Fred McIver, technical services manager for the health services division of OIT, said that while it is important to be aware of what is dangerous online, it is equally as important to physically lock down electronic devices to prevent theft. He said that there is an “unknown value of data” on a person’s laptop, see
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bills to reopen gov’t By aNita kuMar aNd WilliaM douglas McClatchy Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama apologized to the American people Tuesday for the bitter fiscal impasse that has shut down parts of the federal government, but he continued to blame Republicans for it. “I know the American people are tired of it,” Obama said at a White House news conference. “I apologize that you have to go through this stuff every three months, it seems like. And Lord knows I’m tired of it.” The president again urged Republicans in the House of Representatives to pass bills immediately to reopen the government and increase the nation’s borrowing limit, even while continuing to call them irresponsible hostage takers. An hour later, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, scolded Obama for his remarks, saying the president must negotiate before they pass the bills.
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THE RU N D OW N ON THIS DAY... In 2006, the five houses on North Pleasant Street known as “Frat Row” were demolished. The land where the houses stood was sold to the University of Massachusetts.
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Russian activist sent to mental institution MOSCOW — For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a Russian court on Tuesday ordered an opposition activist to be sent to a mental institution for compulsory treatment. Mikhail Kosenko, 38, who spent more than a year in preliminary detention on charges of taking part in a violent demonstration, was ordered by the Zamoskvoretsky district court of Moscow to undergo mental treatment at a prison-like mental institution for an undefined period. Kosenko, one of a group of 28 opposition activists facing similar charges, was arrested shortly after an opposition rally near the Kremlin on May 6, 2012, the day before Vladimir Putin was inaugurated for his third term as president. -Los Angeles Times
Myanmar releases prisoners on eve of regional summit NEW DELHI — Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year. The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar’s northern Kachin state, were released at 11 a.m., Aung Min, a representative of the prime minister’s office, reportedly said at the start of three days of peace talks in the state. Government troops have been fighting with ethnic Kachin rebels since a 17-year ceasefire collapsed in mid-2011. News of the release came before a two-day forum starting Wednesday in Brunei that will be attended by more than a dozen heads of state from Southeast Asian and Pacific nations, including Myanmar President Thein Sein. -Los Angeles Times
Marriott Meals hosts Yellen to be HTM student managers nominated Fed Project reflected in “The money from the meals is used to cover the costs of running the program. We’re grading of course By ElEanor HartE
Next week, Lorena Tapia will manage her own restaurant for a night. She will be in charge of the table settings, the menu design and the presentation. She will manage the servers and will choose the amount of food to order and the table settings. It’s a typical situation for restaurant managers all over the world. Tapia, however, is only an undergraduate student. A senior hospitality and tourism management major, Tapia is taking ‘Food Service Management’, a required class for the HTM major where students manage all aspects of the Marriott Meals restaurant in the Marriott Center, located on the 11th floor of the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts. Each week, two students manage the entire restaurant on a rotating schedule. It is a project that counts for a large portion of their grade. Aside from that, it provides students with a practical learning experience in a school where many students are in a classroom learning theories.The students rotate positions in the restaurant on each of their weekly five-hour shifts. One week they might be washing dishes, the next they might be chopping vegetables and garnishing appetizers. Chandani Buchan, a senior HTM major, was a server last week. She called the experience “nervewracking,” but loves how hands-on the class is. “We learn things like basic cooking skills, and it’s extremely practical,” she said. “It really feels like we’re running the restaurant. We control everything.” “It sometimes feels weird that we’re running a restaurant as kids, but I love it,” said Jessi Pergolotti, a senior nutrition major. “We learn to
not here to make profit, but we do draw in people with our low prices, and that gives students the best opportunity to learn and practice.” Jenafer Andrén-Kazaunas, Food Service Management professor
follow the recipes precisely and the equpiment is state of the art.” Although the students are in charge of the restaurant, they do have help. Jenafer Andrén-Kazaunas has been the professor for the class for nine years and is helped by two other chefs. She came into the program with plenty of food service experience: she has worked in many restaurants and had her own catering business before getting a master’s degree and coming to UMass. “The money from the meals is used to cover the costs of running the program,” Andrén-Kazaunas said. “We’re not here to make profit, but we do draw in people with our low prices, and that gives students the best opportunity to learn and practice. Even though we are a class, this is still an operation. “We still have to run even if the students don’t show up,” she added. “It used to be more like a meal program, but now it’s more like real life operations.” The transformation is in part thanks to donations from Marriott, which allowed HTM to purchase industry standard equipment. “Now it’s a controlled environment for the students,” Andrén-Kazaunas said. “They get to learn things they will carry out with them into the job field.” Bethany Levy, a senior HTM management, loves learning about all types of cooking. “I’ve never had experience in the back of the house [the kitchen], so it’s great to see how this all works,” Levy said. “It’s an awesome class.” Katie Fishman, a senior
nutrition major, said that the five-hour class lab is a big time commitment, but it’s way different than a lecture. “It really shows us that we can manage a restaurant,” Fishman said. “We make things I haven’t heard of before.” Two weeks ago the students made zucchini roulade, which Fishman had never had before but thought was delicious. “A lot of professors teach to teach you the information, but we actually practice the information,” said Katie O’Neil, a senior HTM major. “We essentially are being taught how to run a restaurant, and we go through all the parts of it. Not only the different roles, from cook to manager to server, but also the in depth details that go into managing a restaurant. It’s so much more in depth than people think.” O’Neil, who eventually hopes to own a wedding planning company, likes the class even though it’s not related to what she ultimately hopes to do. “Jen really makes you feel like you can cook, as long as you follow the recipe, even though I’m bad at it,” she said. “But I’m learning. “It’s really good food,” O’Neil added. “You can get an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert for 10 dollars, because we do a bundle deal. And all the portions are really large. ” The Marriott Meals program is open to the public for lunch and dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week. Eleanor Harte can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turkey lifts ban on Islamic veils in civil service jobs The Turkish government decreed Tuesday an end to a 90-year-old ban on wearing Islamic head scarves and veils in civil service jobs, threatening to rekindle the secular vs. religious showdown that ignited weeks of unrest in late spring. The ban, imposed at the dawn of modern Turkey’s statehood, was intended to separate religious practices from government operations and will remain in effect for law enforcement officers, judges, prosecutors and military personnel. -Los Angeles Times Distributed by MCT Information Services
Senior HTM student Kelly McManama makes a garden salad.
Reserve chair By Jim PuzzangHEra, Don lEE anD KatHlEEn HEnnEssEy Tribune Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday. The historic appointment, if confirmed, would make the former University of California, Berkeley, economist the first woman to lead the world’s most powerful central bank. Yellen, the Fed’s vice chair, would replace Ben S. Bernanke, whose second four-year term as chairman expires Jan. 31. She would take over at a crucial time - the central bank is gearing up to reduce its unprecedented support for the economy without damaging the fragile recovery. Obama will announce the nomination at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, joined by Yellen and Bernanke. The Fed’s leadership and policy signals are being closely watched around the globe, especially in developing economies where many fear a too-rapid or poorly communicated pullback of stimulus would have severe consequences for global financial markets and the flow of capital. The nomination was expected and culminates an unprecedented public campaign that included letters from congressional groups and extensive lobbying by economists and others in and out of Washington. In naming Yellen, 67, a veteran central banker with a reputation as a consensus builder, Obama opted for consistency and a candidate favored by many economists and liberal Democrats. The president’s top choice, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, withdrew from the running in September in the wake of mounting political opposition. Unlike Summers, a close former economic adviser to Obama, the president has had few personal exchanges with Yellen and initially seemed hesitant to appoint her in what he described as one of his most important economic policy decisions of his second term. But after Summers’ withdrawal, White House officials talked up Yellen’s prospects on Capitol Hill as they sought to ensure she would pass the sometimes acrimonious and partisan confirmation process. With more than a third of the Senate’s 55-person Democratic caucus having signed a letter in July urging Obama to nominate Yellen, she is expected to be confirmed. The Senate unanimously backed Yellen in 2010 to become the Fed’s vice chair, and she had served on the Fed board of governors under Chairman Alan Greenspan from 199497 as well.
But Yellen, a Democrat who was previously a top economic adviser to President Bill Clinton, could face resistance from Republican members who have opposed the Fed’s easy-money policies in recent years. Yellen may also find tough questioning about her time as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 200410, a period when she also was involved in the Fed’s monetary policy decisions. Though Yellen raised early concerns about the risks banks were taking during the sub-prime housing boom, like most economists, she did not foresee the real estate’s disastrous crash, which triggered the worst economic downturn since the Great Recession. More recently, some have criticized Yellen as being too willing to risk an increase in inflation through aggressive monetary policy in a bid to reduce the high jobless rate. Though the focus on unemployment is popular with many Democrats, and many economists say she is right to lean that way in the current situation, Yellen has nonetheless been painted in some corners as soft on inflation, an inflation dove in Fed-speak. In recent years, Bernanke and the Fed have been subjected to intense criticism and scrutiny over the central bank’s policies. Bernanke, a Republican, was confirmed 70 to 30 in 2010 for his second term as chairman in what was the narrowest victory margin for a Fed chief in the central bank’s history. As the Fed’s vice chair, Yellen has been a staunch supporter of the similarly soft-spoken Bernanke as he has gone to extraordinary lengths to stimulate the tepid recovery from the Great Recession. Under Bernanke, the Fed has kept its benchmark short-term interest rate at near zero since late 2008. The central bank’s balance sheet, or asset holdings, has quadrupled since mid-2008 to $3.7 trillion as the Fed has purchased Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities to pump money into the financial system. Fed policymakers, including Yellen, had been expected to begin reducing one of the central bank’s key stimulus programs in September. But they decided that the economy, particularly the labor market, wasn’t strong enough to start tapering the $85 billion in bonds the Fed has been purchasing each month since September 2012 to lower mortgage rates and other long-term interest rates. As well as being the first woman to lead the Fed since it was created 100 years ago, she would be the first vice chair to ascend to the top job.
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SHUTDOWN is working constructively to fund vital priorities, and unfortunately President Obama, the (Senate) majority leader and Senate Democrats are refusing to negotiate, refusing to compromise,” Cruz said. “That’s not a reasonable approach.” At his news conference, Obama said that a debt default would be far worse than a government shutdown, warning that it could disrupt markets, hurt retirement accounts and home values, and raise borrowing costs for mortgages and student loans. “There would be a significant risk of a very deep recession at a time when we’re still climbing our way out of the worst recession in our lifetimes,” he said. If Congress fails to act before Oct. 17, the U.S. government would start running short of money to pay all its debts and current bills. With the government still shut down, Obama canceled his weeklong trip to Asia this week. Instead, he’s tried to use hastily planned events - a visit to a nearby sandwich shop, a brief talk at the Federal
SECURITY and one’s identity could be stolen based solely off of the amount of personal information that is stored there. “It could really ruin a life,” McIver said. McIver said there has been a spike in laptop theft since last year, especially in the busier parts of campus, including the library, the Rec Center, dining halls and other eateries such as Bluewall in the Campus Center. OIT has been collaborating with the UMass police department following the rise in thefts. Regarding these thefts, McIver said that students need to improve their security practices. He said many people keep personal information on their laptops, so extra care should be taken as to when they leave belongings lying around—this includes laptops, phones and UCards. The thieves are not usually UMass students stealing from other UMass students—they come from the outside, McIver said, adding that laptop thefts are particuarly “crimes of opportunity.” Dorm rooms should always be locked, and students should “safeguard things they own,” he said. October was chosen as Cyber Security Month because of its convenience, McIver said. In September, students are still settling in, and in November, people are already starting to think about Thanksgiving. Therefore, McIver said that October is a good time to grab everyone’s attention to make sure they understand the seriousness of protecting their laptop, their identity and their personal information. McIver added that OIT
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Emergency Management Agency and his news conference - to bolster his argument. “It hurts our credibility around the world,” he said. “It makes it look like we don’t have our act together. That’s not something we should welcome.” His remarks came after Japan and China - the United States’ biggest foreign creditors - said they remained worried that the stalemate might affect their trillions of dollars of investments in U.S. Treasury bonds. “We ask that the United States earnestly takes steps to resolve in a timely way before 17 October the political (issues) around the debt ceiling and prevent a U.S. debt default to ensure safety of Chinese investments in the United States and the global economic recovery,” Zhu Guangyao, the Chinese vice finance minister, said in Beijing. “This is the United States’ responsibility.” “The U.S. must avoid a situation where it cannot pay (for its debt) and its triple-A ranking plunges all of a sudden,” said Taro Aso, Japan’s finance minister.
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also enjoys playing off of the Halloween theme, saying, “Halloween is scary, and so is the thought of someone breaking into your computer.” A practice known as “phishing” is also at large. Phishing is when online criminals send legitimate looking e-mails that may even have the UMass logo on them to try to trick people into sending them personal information McIver said that it is very important that any e-mail from the University has the “150 years” stamp on it, along with the logo, to prove its legitimacy. In order to spread awareness of CSAM on campus, OIT is taking a “multimedia approach.” There are online activities designed to teach students about the importance of protecting their computers and phones, as well as information posted on the OIT Facebook page. Every Wednesday, McIver will be tabling in the Campus Center concourse. There, students can play the game “Plinko” to be entered into a daily drawing for prizes, such as solar chargers. OIT is also hosting a student video and poster contest for artistically, with the first place prize of a $250 Amazon gift card. Educause is also hosting its own contest for cash prizes that go up to the thousands. Through this effort, OIT is trying to “keep the bad guys at bay,” McIver said. If students are more cautious, especially with physical security, the overall crime on campus will drop. “It’s a group effort,” he said. Marleigh Felsenstein can be reached at email@example.com.
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No easy options on debt default By Kevin G. Hall McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – The federal government won’t automatically or immediately default next week if it hits the legal limit on debt without an agreement to raise it from Congress and the White House. That’s not to say there won’t be consequences for failing to raise the so-called debt ceiling. Key voices in financial markets are warning Congress and the Obama administration the consequences could be dire. The stock market, which had been on a roll this year, has fallen steadily over the past two weeks on fears that Washington will do more economic harm. But on the specific threat of the U.S. government defaulting on its obligations to bondholders, it wouldn’t necessarily occur immediately next week. A lot depends on which of two paths the Obama administration takes should politicians lead the nation to the cliff’s edge. The administration could try to prioritize who gets paid first in the event that money runs dry, or it could decide to pay all creditors roughly 68 cents on the dollar as money comes in every day. On or around Oct. 17, the government would have to pay its bills with whatever money is coming into government coffers on a daily basis. The Bipartisan Policy Center, a think tank with budget experts from both major political parties, thinks the U.S. government can count on about $10 billion to $15 billion a day of incoming tax revenue and other payments to the government to pay what’s owed to creditors, retirees and doctors in the Medicare system. The most important payment, in terms of the creditworthiness of the U.S. government, is the interest on government bonds due to investors. And it would be almost a month before a payment is due that’s so large that daily income revenues
couldn’t cover what’s owed. According to the center’s estimates, the next interest payment due after Oct. 17 is about $6 billion, due on Oct. 31. That would be within the range of expected daily incoming revenue. It’s not until Nov. 15 that interest payments stretch significantly above the day’s projected incoming revenue, making it impossible to make the interest payments and cover daily debts such as payroll. On that day, the government owes interest payments of about $29 billion. Some Republicans say the government can avoid default easily by just paying the top-priority bills such as interest on bonds plus Social Security. There’s a catch, however. It’s not clear the plethora of government computer systems could prioritize who gets paid and when. “We don’t know if they have the technical capability to do that,” said Shai Akabas, a senior policy analyst for the Bipartisan Policy Center. “Computer systems are not set up for that; it is not the modus operandi.” Instead of paying 100 percent of some bills and 0 percent of others, a Treasury Department inspector general’s report following the last debt ceiling showdown concluded the government favored paying everyone across the board a reduced percentage based on how much it had coming in. “You cannot pay some bills and not others and think somehow that the fact that you’re paying some bills protects you from a loss of creditworthiness,” Obama said Tuesday in a news conference. After Oct. 17, incoming revenues to the federal government would cover about 68 percent of the bills. One option would be to slash spending by 32 percent, or more than $1 trillion. Economic researcher Ed Yardeni, in a note to investors Tuesday, said that while retirees would still be paid, such cuts would hit most of the services that govern-
ment provides and “would leave us literally defenseless, and park-less.” If the Treasury Department chose to pay bondholders at the expense of Social Security recipients and military pensioners, the rating agency Standard & Poor’s would not consider the U.S. government in default. “Failure to pay or reduced payments on non-debt obligations, such as funds owed to government contractors or benefits recipients, would likely have negative economic impacts but would not be considered a default under our rating criteria,” John Piecuch, an S&P spokesman, told McClatchy. That’s a point echoed by Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz. “Doesn’t mean it’s happy and easy, but anyone that uses the word default is being horribly disingenuous, because that means we wouldn’t pay the interest obligations we have on our bonds, and we have massive amounts of cash to cover that obligation,” he said in an interview Tuesday with a Phoenix television station. If the government missed any bond payments because it couldn’t or wouldn’t prioritize who gets paid, it’s a different story. “Should the government fail to service a debt obligation, we would lower the sovereign rating to ‘SD’ (selective default),” said Piecuch. “This designation indicates that the issuer, in this case the U.S. government, has failed to service one or more of its outstanding debt obligations, which include U.S. Treasury bills, notes and bonds.” And that’s a bad place to be, in the company of Zimbabwe, Greece and Argentina, countries that failed to pay bondholders and are now financial pariahs. The cost of future borrowing for the United States would likely jump, making it more costly to borrow to cover the debts the nation already owes, darkening the outlook for the nation’s already precarious longer-
term finances. There’s a catch here, too, however. The U.S. dollar is the world’s reserve currency, used as a reference in transactions everywhere. U.S. government debt is still considered a safe haven from risk. Markets could note that nations that default usually do so because they can’t pay their bills. The United States would be saying it won’t. “There’s no immediate debt crisis. It’s a self-induced, manufactured, ‘we won’t pay the bills’ crisis,” said Bob Bixby, head of the budget watchdog group Concord Coalition. “Everyone understands the U.S. is certainly good for the money. It isn’t like we can’t pay our bills right now.” In fact, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s controversial purchase of $85 billion a month in government and mortgage bonds, depressing the interest rate on government-issued bonds, the cost of borrowing for the U.S. government is unusually low. So why worry? One reason is that while the interest payments appear manageable initially, the government also would have to roll over on Oct. 24 about $57 billion in government bonds that are reaching maturity, and another $115 billion on Oct. 31. The rollover of maturing debt allows investors to continue holding government bonds, and it’s not guaranteed there’d be sufficient numbers of interested parties until the debt ceiling debate is resolved. The bond markets could seize up. “It’s very difficult to project a world where we have started to prioritize ... how Treasury operates in that period, how they do the auction, it’s just uncharted territory,” said Akabas of the Bipartisan Policy Center. “Assuming that everything will go as standard probably reflects an overconfidence of which we can’t be sure.”
lead to vaccines that are not always effective. “In any given year the people who make the flu vaccine have to have a predicted model of what they think the strains are that will affect us (that) year,” he said. “There are so many strains of (influenza) that you never know which one is going to pop up.” Webley added. “If the strains don’t match up, if what you were vaccinated against is not what you got, then you can get sick.” Despite the possibly that it might not fully protect all individuals from the flu, Webley said that “it’s always a great idea to get the flu shot, no matter how healthy
you are.” The CDC website states that the flu, which peaks between the months of November and March, “infects the respiratory tract … and can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications.” The CDC recommends a flu vaccination each year as “the best way to prevent seasonal flu.” Becker echoed the CDC’s warning and added that it is even more important for college students to get vaccinated because of the crowded conditions in which they live.
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UHS Walk-In Flu Clinics University Health Services will host walk-in flu vaccination clinics every Thursday in October. The clinics are also being held Nov. 7 and 21, from 1 – 4 p.m. in room 302. Walk-in mobile clinics are scheduled Wednesdays during October and November: • Oct. 9: North Apartments, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. • Oct. 16: Berkshire DC, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. • Oct. 23: Van Meter lobby, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. • Oct. 30: Webster lobby, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. • Nov. 13: Campus Center Reading Room, noon – 3 p.m. • Nov. 20: Recreation Center, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.umass.edu/uhs/ services/publichealth/. that was due to the extra circulating strain,” she said. For this reason, this year’s nasal spray was designed to offer extra protection.
While Webley said that it is unlikely that a person who has received a vaccination will get the flu, he said additional strains might
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Immigration rally prompts arrests By SaraH Sexton McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Thousands of people from across the country gathered Tuesday on the National Mall to demand a revamping of U.S. immigration policy, and about 200 people - including eight members of Congress were arrested for blocking the street directly in front of the Capitol. Following similar rallies in more than 160 cities, the Camino Americano: March for Dignity and Respect called for comprehensive immigration legislation that would
provide for a path to citizenship before the end of this year. Local and national advocacy groups, including CASA in Action and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, hosted the event that featured performances by Los Tigres Del Norte and singer Lila Downs and speeches from congressional leaders, including House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California. Pelosi said legislation must be passed to secure the nation’s borders, protect workers, unite families and provide a path to earn citizenship.
“It’s good for business. It’s good for workers. It’s good for families. It’s good for our nation’s success. So we must do this,” she said. The event closed with a march to the U.S. Capitol, where protesters were arrested while blocking 1st Street; U.S. Capitol Police were standing by and began making arrests around 4 p.m. “We will be arrested, and we will be denied our liberty,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said moments before leading the march. “But we do it so that one man, the speaker of the House, can free the Congress
of the United States and allow Republicans and Democrats men and women from all 50 states - to finally pass comprehensive immigration reform.” In addition to Gutierrez, also arrested were Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga.; Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.; Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.; Joe Crowley, D-N.Y.; Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Al Green, D-Texas; and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. The U.S. Capitol Police said it will process all of the arrestees on a misdemeanor charge and many will likely be released Tuesday night after paying a $50 fine.
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Game over for the GOP
Genetically modified babies raise concerns over medical ethics Researchers in New Hanlon. Some women are Jersey recently revealed infertile because of defects that 30 healthy babies were in mitochondria— small formations in their egg Karen Podorefsky cells that contain DNA. This experimental transfer born after an experimental of mitochondria creates an modification of their genet- alternative for those wishic material. While movies ing to have children. I don’t consider genetic depicting the future tend to focus on flying cars and modification to be a probother things that clearly lem in this case because, haven’t occurred, one thing even though it is unnatural, that imaginative screen- there are many things about writers were right about is modern childbirth that can the genetic modification of be unnatural. This experihumans. mental process allows for Over the past three people who wouldn’t natuyears, “babies were born to rally be able to have babies women who had problems to have them. If the parconceiving … as a result of one experimental programme at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St Barnabas in New Jersey,” writes Michael Hanlon in the Daily Mail. “Extra genes from a female donor were inserted into their eggs before they were fertilised in an attempt to enable ents are guaranteed to pass them to conceive.” Basically, there are three down a gene that could individuals involved: two harm the well-being of the women and a man, rather baby, that gene can now be than just a woman and a avoided. If someone wants man. During this process, to have a baby of their own, the eggs are taken from the rather than adopt, this is additional woman. Doctors, another option for them. A potential problem is “using a fine needle, (suck) some of the inter- that, according to Hanlon, nal material — contain- “geneticists fear that one ing ‘healthy’ mitochondria day this method could be — and (inject) it into eggs used to create new races of from the women wanting humans with extra, desired to conceive,” according to characteristics such as
strength or high intelligence.” This is a legitimate concern. If we can control what our children will be like, wouldn’t we do everything in our power to create the best being that they can possibly be? There should be a limit that doctors and scientists place regarding the extent of control that future parents have over the genetics of their future children. “GM babies” shouldn’t be created to make the best baby — that defeats survival of the fittest and will create an unbalanced society.
This experimental process allows for people who wouldn’t naturally be able to have babies to have them. If the parents are guaranteed to pass down a gene that could harm the well-being of the baby, that gene can be avoided.
not be allowed in Britain.” Due to the morals and views involved in the decision, it is difficult to justify genetically modifying a pregnancy, especially in the early stages. I think it should not be allowed as long as both parents are genetically healthy; if we do, we are then scientifically altering beings simply because we can. I would define “genetically healthy” as having no harmful hereditary diseases or mutations present that could be passed down to the child. We can’t prevent cancer and other common, unpredictable diseases. It would cause the impregnating process to become too complex if people were to check everything that could possibly go wrong with their baby beforehand and then try to fix it through genetic modification. As with any new procedure, I still question the degree of danger in genetically modifying humans. This is an ethical dilemma, because while some believe that childbirth should be natural, others, like those who found this experiment to work, believe modifications can improve society and their lives.
There have been some criticisms and controversy sur rounding these genetically modified babies. Hanlon quoted Lord Winston of the Hammersmith Hospital in West London telling the BBC: “Regarding the treatment of the infertile, there is no evidence that this technique is worth doing … I am very surprised that it Karen Podorefsky is Collegian colwas even carried out at this umnist. She can be reached at kpostage. It would certainly email@example.com.
Entering the ninth day Republicans immediately of the federal government following the 2012 elecshutdown, the political tion, it is definitely the goal of some of them now. Zac Bears Beholden to the small, exceptionally powerful positions of both parties Tea Party caucus in the are weakening, but the House (and Senators like Republican Party’s posi- Ted Cruz and Rand Paul), tion is eroding faster. Boehner had to go back As Tea Party members on his words from last in the House hold GOP fall even though he knows leadership hostage over this shutdown casts serithe Affordable Care Act, ous doubts on GOP chancfederal services continue es in the 2014 midterms. to abate and frustration Obama seems to be grows among voters who holding Boehner to his elected this Congress to earlier statements. In a run the government. White House summary According to an Oct. of a Tuesday phone call 2-6 Washington Post/ between the President ABC poll, 70 percent of and the Speaker, Obama Americans reported that said that he “is willthey disapprove of the actions of congressio- ing to negotiate with nal Republicans on the Republicans (on the budbudget, with 51 percent get and deficit) … after disapproving strongly. the threat of government That same poll shows shutdown and default that only 52 percent of have been removed.” A factor in the GOP’s Republicans approve of the budget strategy of the downward trend is the House and Senate GOP. factional division within Due to the shutdown, the party. Conservative meanwhile, the National Republicans approve of
The public dislikes the idea of a minority party forcing concessions on the budget, health care or any issue by holding the full faith and credit of the federal government hostage. Transportation Safety Board is unable to investigate a deadly Washington Metro accident due to the shutdown, and President Obama did not travel to the key Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Indonesia, opting to have Secretary of State John Kerry fill in for him. Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Japan’s Shinzo Abe and China’s Xi Jinping were all in attendance. Since the shutdown began, Obama’s approval ratings on the budget have improved, from 41 percent to 45 percent, with only 51 percent disapproving, according to the Washington Post/ ABC poll. Congressional Democrats have fared worse than Obama but better than their GOP counterparts, with 61 percent disapproving. Simultaneously, 89 percent of Republicans disapprove of Obama while 89 percent of Democrats disapprove of congressional Re publicans. One reason for the continuing debacle could be that Speaker John Boehner predicted it less than twelve months ago. Just after Obama’s reelection, Boehner said, “Obamacare is the law of the land. If we were to put Obamacare into the CR (continuing resolution) and send it over to the Senate, we were risking shutting down the government. That is not our goal.” While that may not have been the goal of the
the House GOP’s handling of the shutdown 59 to 39 percent, and those who identify as “very conservative” approve 68 to 32 percent. But, for all Republicans who identify as moderate or liberal, only 44 percent approve of how Republicans in Congress have handled this situation, according to the same WaPo/ABC poll. On the Democrats’ side, 77 percent approve of Obama’s actions. In an October 3-6 National Journal poll, 65 percent of respondents believe that any changes to the Affordable Care Act should be dealt with separately from the debt ceiling; the same goes for the Keystone XL pipeline (70 percent), cuts in domestic spending (60 percent) and changes to federal earned benefit programs, such as Medicare and Social Security (68 percent). So, in practice, the polity despises the GOP strategy of a shutdown, but, even in theory, the public dislikes the idea of a minority party forcing concessions on the budget, health care or any issue by holding the full faith and credit of the federal government hostage. The GOP has lost this game, and unless Boehner agrees to hold a vote on a clean continuing resolution, they’re just a bunch of sore losers. Zac Bears is a Collegian columnist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The best ways a guy can spend $20 Five great budgetfriendly upgrades By Ryan FoRd Collegian Staff
Twenty dollars is not what it used to be – just ask your grandfather. Consider these five upgrades, each for less than $20. Since a simple snapback hat runs for as much as $25 (or more) these days, it’s time to prioritize those precious remaining bills in your wallet and treat yourself the right way.
Haircut A new haircut is phenomenal. It gives a man the sense of feeling clean, refreshed and ready to seize the day. At $14 for a haircut, Matt’s Barber Shop (59 Boltwood Walk) offers one of the best prices around. When you go, ask for Matt – he’s been cutting hair for a while and knows what he’s doing. Most importantly, he will help you pick the best cut to frame your face.
Tie A tie does not always
have to be restricting or formal, and no man can ever have too many. At $15 each, the Tie Bar (thetiebar.com) has an amazing selection, and every tie is made from 100 percent hand-woven silk. Choose a dark-colored, slim tie, pair it with a lighter colored button down and finish off with dark jeans for a failproof weekend look. Buy a couple for your friends and you can even channel the 50s swagger of the Rat Pack. There are also some fun options to choose from, and since Halloween is on its way, the Zombie Parade is a classy and festive choice.
Socks The quickest and easiest way to put a fashionable punch of color into any outfit is to go in feetfirst. Happy Socks (happysocks.com) does its name justice by providing a dazzling array of colors and a delightful selection of prints, ranging from modernist patterns to M.C. Escher. Twelve dollars may seem expensive for a pair of socks, but the quality of these stockings is well
worth the price. On a particularly dreary day, a pair of paisley or whimsically dotted socks will put some pep in your step.
White T-shirt James Dean wore it and made it a classic. It is versatile and has stood the test of time. A new, fresh and well-kept white T-shirt is a staple in any man’s wardrobe. Treat it like a polo shirt and do not wear it to the gym – you’ll get a lot more mileage out of it this way. Match it up with blue jeans for a classic Dean look, or pair it up with dark skinny jeans for something more modern.
Underwear Whether you prefer boxers or briefs, this is definitely money well spent. And let’s face it – it’s probably time to freshen up this part of your repertoire. Gap makes a great range of affordable and quality options. Although this may not be the most noticeable of 20-bucksand-under upgrades, it will definitely make a difference to the person that matters the most: you. Throw out the
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Ties are a great, affordable way to accentuate an outfit - and you no longer have to get all dressed up to wear one. pair with holes in it because, be honest, there is nothing “lucky” about them. Whether you choose to get a new haircut or pull on
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Channel Miley Cyrus’s hiphop chic look on the cheap Score the star’s look on a college budget
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Social media has found us all guilty of taking inane self-portraits. Selfies are indulgent. They’re filtered. And come on, they’re a little funny. But camera phones confuse our common sense. Example: On my birthday, the lit candles on my cupcakes were just perfect. I took a picture. I later saw a shameful photo of me taking pictures of said cupcakes. Embarrassing. Instead of living in the moment, we are compelled to capture it. But at least I wasn’t pointing the camera at myself while I blew out the candles. Yep, people do that. I know selfies on social media are here to stay. I actually like them. But while not taking yourself too seriously, you should think what selfies say about you. Have fun and be yourself. If you want to show off a new haircut or fun fashion, that’s cool, but everything is better in moderation. Trust me, when MySpace first launched I admit I was reckless with the camera. I overdid it: Look at my surprised face! Here’s my angry face! Look at me pretend to bite my dog! And some photos should never have been shot to begin with. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are filled with pictures using dirty bedrooms and splotchy mirrors as their backdrop (ewww). Some people share every detail of their day, from a morning wake-up face to pretend sleeping. Then there’s the trendy gym selfie. Because, a good
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Daily Collegian news editor Patrick Hoff is known as the king of selfies. workout includes a perfect outfit and no sweat. And let’s not forget the “look how great I look but never mind the fact that my friend’s eyes are closed” shot. Show some consideration. There has to be some etiquette, because these
pictures can come back to haunt you. Employers, family members, classmates and friends will see your Internet mishaps. Just remember, over time we all learn and change, but selfies are forever.
Miley Cyrus has been known as many things, from Disney Channel child star to VMA provocateur. With the incorporation of hip-hopinspired fashion into her style, she has paved her own lane as a fashion icon as well – and this year, she racked up the “Elle” and “Fashion” magazine covers to prove it. The University of Massachusetts campus is a great place to try out an edgier look like the one Cyrus has developed over the last two years. While you should not set out to be a carbon copy of the over-the-top pop singer, borrowing from her look is a great way to make your own personal style a bit rougher around the edges. The most obvious step toward Cyrus’s bold look? A haircut, of course – if you’re feeling confident enough. “I just cut my hair and then it really changed my life,” she said in a July interview with the Toronto Sun. To get the singer’s signature look, ask your stylist to buzz the sides and back of your head, but leave the hair on top long (at least six inches). If you’re not ready to chop off your locks, there are still plenty of other, less extreme ways to adopt Cyrus’s look for yourself. To start, look for a gaudy necklace. Hanging with hiphop’s hottest producer Mike WiLL Made It seems to have inspired Cyrus to wear thick gold chains typically worn by rappers like 2 Chainz and Kanye West. Check out Forever21.com for the Luxe Multi-Chain Layered Necklace or Street-Femme Layered Necklace, just $12.80 and $10.80 respectively.
Cyrus started hinting at a more mature style during her last concert tour. Next come the shoes. One of Cyrus’s most recognizable looks this year features the platform sneakers she wore in her “We Can’t Stop” music video. If you’re ready to be (literally) a step above the rest, you can buy the Superga Classic Flatform-Sneaker, complete with 1.5-inch platform, just $39.99 at urbanoutfitters.com. Target.com’s Xhilaration Saraphina Platform Sneaker comes with a 1.5-inch platform as well, but sells for a more college-friendly $16.98. Not ready for a platform sole? Skechers sells plenty of affordable sneakers that are more practical for everyday wear, but still have style. When it comes to the attire itself, it’s easy to pick out pieces that would be fitting for a Miley Cyrus Halloween costume. (Nudecolored bikinis or Chuck E. Cheese-inspired leotards come to mind.) For everyday wear, however, pulling inspiration from some of her less eccentric looks might be the best option. High-waisted pants are a staple in Cyrus’s wardrobe. Urban Outfitters and American Apparel each offer a large variety of highwaisted jeans and pants, but at $60-80, these might be a
bit of a splurge for a college student. Forever21 has a nice selection of pants in vibrant patterns and different fabrics – and most for under $25. Check out the High-Waisted Faux Leather Pants ($22.80) or World Traveler Woven Pants ($17.80). To keep your outfit from being too eye-popping, pair with a simple white tank or T-shirt. In addition to these staple items, Cyrus sports a range of interesting tops, from the red leotard she wore in a recent Terry Richardson photo shoot to a graphic tank top that features a joint-smoking Justin Bieber. Salvation Army, Roz’s Place in Northampton and even Wal-Mart have a great selection of novel tanks and T-shirts. An interesting top is the best way to show off your creativity while still emulating Cyrus’s recognizable style. For the complete look, one might make a stop to the piercing parlor – or Claire’s, where clip-on earrings are often less than $10. And of course, don’t forget the number one rule of thumb: tongue out, always. Jake Reed can be reached at jaker@ umass.edu.
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Rookies making their mark for Minutewomen UMass has 10 true freshmen By Tom mulherin Collegian Staff
This year’s Massachusetts women’s soccer team is proving that freshmen can indeed play right away. This season, the Minutewomen (5-6-1, 1-1 Atlantic 10) have 12 freshmen on their 26-player roster, with 10 of those 12 being true freshmen. Almost all of these freshmen have seen playing time — seven of them have received a substantial amount of minutes — and many have even started. In the 12 games that UMass has played, UMass coach Ed Matz has been rewarded several times for having faith in his young squad. Redshirt freshman Danielle Kriscenski has started every game as goalkeeper and has only twice allowed more than two goals in a game. Freshman defender Frida
Lindblom has helped the team’s defense keep shots away from Kriscenski, especially in overtime. In those overtime games, the Minutewomen have only lost once, as freshmen Megan Burke and Sarah Pandolfi have each scored a game-winning goal in those instances. But Matz still has another contribution in mind, one that he sees as the most impressive. “The one freshman that has surprised me the most has been Julia (Weithofer),” Matz said. “She comes in and she marks the best player on the other team, she plays the most out of any of our freshmen and she is rarely off the field. If you were to ask me which freshman impressed me, it would be that one the most.” Going into the season, Matz said that he always had confidence that his young players would contribute. He did not, however, expect the freshmen to take their contributions as far as they did, especial-
UMass freshman Sarah Pandolfi is one of the impressive first-year players on the UMass women’s soccer team. ly the way that Pandolfi, Burke and Weithofer have. “I expected contributions from all of my freshmen,” he said. “We have a very talented freshman class, and as a whole I expected contributions, but maybe not from those three
in particular.” The Minutewomen now have two A-10 games under their belts, and regarding their upcoming conference matchups, Matz says that he feels that the rookies are ready to help the team even more.
have provided them, and I think all of our freshmen are going to have to contribute in order to try to make a run at the A-10 Tournament.” Matz continued by saying, “I’m very excited. Hopefully over the next month we will see other freshmen emerge and contribute.” Key first-year standouts such as Pandolfi, Weithofer and Burke figure to factor into this equation as the season progresses, as well as other freshmen that Matz has kept his eye on. “I think all three of (those freshmen) are certainly key components,” he said. “I also think Alyssa (Fratarcangeli) and Daniela Alvarez are two freshmen that have been hurt have been key contributors. “We have a very talented freshman class and they are just going to get better and better. The future is very bright for UMass women’s soccer.”
“What I try to do is give them every opportunity in non-conference games to show what they can do and to gain experience and confidence,” he said. “I think (the freshmen) gained confidence and benefited Tom Mulherin can be reached at from the playing time we firstname.lastname@example.org.
A-10 MEN’S SOCCER
A-10 FIELD HOCKEY
No. 18 Dayton wins in double OT
Soares scores hat trick for VCU
Rams upset No. 22 Saint Louis Lock Haven picks up win By ross Gienieczko
The Vi r g i n i a Commonwealth men’s soccer team scored two goals in the second half on Sunday to defeat No. 22 Saint Louis, 2-1, in Atlantic 10 play. The Rams (4-4-1) trailed 1-0 in the late stages of the second half, but a pair of strikes by Garrett Harvey and Jose Manel allowed VCU to come through with the victory. For most of the afternoon, both teams struggled on offense. The Billikens’ (6-3) only goal came off a shot by David Graydon that deflected into the net off a VCU defender. The Rams, meanwhile, were held scoreless for the first 73 minutes of the game, and they struggled to get past Saint Louis goalkeeper Nick Shackelford. The tide turned when Harvey came off the bench in the 70th minute. Four minutes later, he scored off a header set up by Nate Shiffman. Manel then put home the game-winning goal in the 85th minute.
Saint Louis will look to open up A-10 play at home rebound at home Friday at against George Washington 7:30 p.m. against Fordham. on Friday at 7 p.m. VCU opens conference play St. Bonaventure battles on Friday when it hosts to a tie UMass at 7:30 p.m. St. Bonaventure could No. 18 Dayton stays not come away with a vicundefeated in 2OT tory on Sunday, as it tied No. 18 Dayton kept its per- Saint Francis (Pa.), 1-1. fect season alive when the Brad Vanino scored an team beat Incarnate Word on early goal for the Bonnies Friday, 3-2, in double over- (6-4-1), but that was all time. they could muster as they The Flyers (10-0) were in couldn’t find the back of the danger of being upset on net again during regulation their own turf, until Andres and overtime. Acevedo scored his first goal Vanino’s goal came just of the year in the 107th min- 23 seconds into the game ute. and put St. Bonaventure After a scoreless first half, ahead for most of the first Christopher Lenning headed half. The Red Flash (7-2-2) home a corner kick in the scored their only goal in the 54th minute to give Dayton a last minute of the half, as brief lead. But the Cardinals Bryan Causey snuck one jumped ahead after a pair of through just seconds before goals by Vincent Bailey in the break. the 65th and 73rd minutes. With neither offense proGreg Enstone then tied the ducing, it was the defense game with less than 10 min- that took center stage. utes remaining to force over- Daniel Valcicak recorded time. nine saves on the day for Incarnate Word (3-4) near- Saint Francis, while the ly came away with a signa- Bonnies allowed 20 shots, ture win in its first year as six of which were on net. a Division I program, but St. Bonaventure’s next ultimately could not pull off contest will be its first A-10 the upset after carrying the game of the season at Saint pace of play for much of the Joseph’s on Friday at 7 p.m. game. The Flyers will look to Ross Gienieczko can be reached at stay undefeated when they email@example.com.
A-10 WOMEN’S SOCCER
Flyers top George Mason By JAckson GoddArd
Close game between Explorers and Rams
Saint Louis holds off aggressive Richmond
The Dayton women’s soccer team is still undefeated in the Atlantic 10 Conference after defeating George Mason, 3-0, on Friday night. This was the Patriots’ (4-71, 1-1 A-10) first ever A-10 contest. The Flyers (7-4-1, 2-0 A-10) now have six shutouts this season, including four in a row this season. A strong Dayton defense, led by goalie Elizabeth James, kept George Mason out of its end of the field for most of the game. Stephanie Emery scored her fifth goal of the season in the 11th minute from 18 yards out. Another goal, this one from Megan Herr, in the 22nd minute made it 2-0 at the half. The Flyers scored another goal in the 87th minute off the foot of Juliana Libertin.
La Salle defeated Fordham, 1-0, on Friday night in what was an even game until a single goal in the 105th minute. The Explorers’ (9-2-1, 1-0 A-10) Renee Washington scored the game-winner in double overtime and now has six goals on the season. La Salle dominated play from the start. The Rams’ (6-4-1, 1-0 A-10) defense struggled against the Explorers’ attackers, and La Salle had the first four shots on net, three of which came from Washington. Much of the play in the second half was around midfield, neither team allowing the attackers to get far. In the second session of extra time Maryam Huseini got a cross in the box to Washington. She then knocked the ball in from 10 yards out inside the far post.
Richmond was defeated by Saint Louis, 1-0, on Friday. Although the Spiders (3-7-2, 0-2 A-10) outshot the Billikens (3-9-1, 2-1 A-10), 21-5, they did not capitalize on their opportunities. Saint Louis’ Kirsten Clemens scored her first collegiate goal, and the only goal of the match, seven minutes into the game. Clemens’ unassisted goal was shot from 25 yards out and got past Richmond’s goalkeeper Emily Kelly. After the goal, the Billikens seemed to lose their steam, as the Spiders held possession for most of the rest of the first half. Several shots on net from Richmond in the last two minutes could not get past the Saint Louis defense.
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By Andrew cyr Collegian Staff
The Lock Haven field hockey team won its seventh consecutive game this weekend with a 4-0 victory over Sacred Heart. The Lady Eagles’ (10-2) offense came mainly from Nakira Downes and Taylor Kennedy who scored two goals apiece in the win. Downes found the back of the net in the 16th minute after she snuck the ball past Mary Altepeter on a one-on-one break. Lock Haven wouldn’t strike again until after halftime when Kennedy scored off a penalty corner. Lady Eagles goalie Elaina White stopped all four Pioneer (4-7) shots that came her way. White has allowed only 1.09 goals per game, to go along with her four shutouts on the year. Downes and Kennedy each scored late in the second half to seal off the victory. Lock Haven will travel to St. Francis, Pa., this Friday for its first Atlantic
10 conference game of the Richmond this Sunday season. where the Rams will open Soares scores hat trick up A-10 play against the Spiders at noon.
in VCU rout
V i r g i n i a Commonwealth’s Emilie Soares recorded her second hat trick of the season in an 8-1 win over Appalachian State this weekend. All three of her goals came in the first half against the Mountaineers (2-9). Soares’ five goals and two assists this week earned her Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors after she produced a point in each of the Rams’ (6-6) three games this week. The floodgates opened in the second half as four different VCU players found the back of the net. Alexis Schramm scored twice while Nicola Breeman, Stephanie Demasi and Erika Bienlien all scored once in the last 35 minutes of play. As a team, the Rams mustered up 26 shots, 16 of which were on goal. Starting goalie Megan Botteri stopped all five shots that came her way, while Kendall Clifton saved two of her three shots after replacing Botteri. VCU travels to
St. Francis holds off Georgetown Autumn Pellman scored the game-winning goal in overtime as St. Francis (Pa.) defeated Georgetown last Friday. Pellman weaved her way to the middle of the field where she ripped a shot past Hoyas goalie Rosalie Nolen to give the Red Flash (4-4) the win over the Hoyas (2-9). Carissa Makea scored the other two St. Francis goals, while goalie Samantha Zeiders recorded six saves in the win. Georgetown’s Sarah Butterfield evened the game at 1-1 with seven minutes and 10 seconds remaining in the first half. Then the Hoyas’ Molly Denzel sneaked a goal between the legs of Makea on the final shot of regulation to force overtime. St. Francis will host its first ever A-10 game this Friday when it plays against Lock Haven. Andrew Cyr can be reached at arcyr@ umass.edu, and followed on Twitter @ Andrew_Cyr.
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went to the lefty Matt Moore, who allowed seven earned runs in Tampa’s Game 1 loss. Moore immediately got Jacoby Ellsbury, 8-for-14 through three games of the series, to ground into a 4-3-6 double play. The Rays collected their first hit against Peavy with one out in the third when Yunel Escobar singled — followed by a single by Lobaton — but David DeJesus grounded into a 1-6-3 double play to end the inning. DeJesus’ RBI single in the sixth would give Tampa a 1-0 lead. Ortiz, nearly impossible to get out all series, singled with one out in the fourth and went to second on Nava’s twoout walk, but Moore got out of the jam, getting Saltalamacchia looking at a third strike. The Red Sox finally broke through, and took the lead, in the seventh.
Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (left) strikes out to end the game as Red Sox catcher David Ross starts to celebrate his team’s victory. McGee started the inning by getting pinch hitter Jonny Gomes to fly out. Farrell sent up another pinch hitter, Xander Bogaerts, who walked. After McGee struck out Middlebrooks, Ellsbury sent a single to center, putting runners at the corners with two outs. Maddon went with righty reliever
Joel Peralta, who threw a wild pitch on his first delivery, which allowed Bogaerts to come in to tie it at 1-1. Ellsbury would take third on the play, crucial when Victorino beat out a chopper to short, the infield single bringing in Ellsbury to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.
THE MASSACHUSETTS DAILY COLLEGIAN
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
FOUR THE WIN
M L B P L AY O F F S
Sox advance to ALCS with Game 4 win over Rays Victorino’s go-ahead RBI infield single proves to be game-winner By erik Boland
in recording the save. The Red Sox trailed 1-0 in the seventh but scored ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — John Farrell expressed twice against the Rays’ no concern about his team fifth pitcher of the night, lefthander Jake minutes after as McGee. tough a defeat R a y s Red Sox 3 as a team can starter Jeremy have. H e l l i c kson Rays 1 “We’ll be here came in 2-7 with ready to go, 8:30 a 7.15 ERA over game time,” the his last 11 appearances (10 Red Sox manager said late Monday night after his starts) and to say Tampa team gave up a three-run manager Joe Maddon had lead mid-game, then got a short leash with the beat on a bottom-of-the- righthander is an underninth homer. “Our guys statement. Hellickson, after a have a very strong ability to put this one behind us.” scoreless first, threw eight The Red Sox did and, straight balls to start the in doing so, finally put second inning, walking behind them baseball’s David Ortiz and Mike team that until Tuesday Napoli. He threw a strike night had refused to die. to Daniel Nava before the Rallying late, the Red left fielder lined his next Sox scored twice in the pitch to right for a single seventh to take down the that loaded the bases for Rays, 3-1, in front of a Jarrod Saltalamacchia. sellout crowd of 32,807 With the catcher 8-forat Tropicana Field to 25 in his career against advance to the ALCS. Hellickson, Maddon made Game 1 of that series the move to Jamey Wright. will be Saturday at The righthander got Fenway Park against the Saltalamacchia looking winner of Game 5 of the at a called third strike, Tigers-Athletics series. then saw Stephen Drew, Boston got a standout a potential target this offouting from Jake Peavy season for the Yankees, (one run and five hits over line one that had double 5 2/3 innings) and tremen- written all over it. But dous work from its bull- first baseman James pen, lefty Craig Breslow Loney stabbed the liner, in particular. The New then threw to second to Haven native, who came double off Napoli to end on with two outs in the the inning and further sixth, struck out the first ignite the crowd that was four batters he faced. boisterous all night. Koji Uehara, who After Wright walked No. allowed Jose Lobaton’s 9 hitter Will Middlebrooks game-winning homer to start the third, Maddon Monday night, came on with two outs in the eighth see ALDS on page 7 Newsday
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UMass men’s basketball senior guard Chaz Williams was named to the A-10’s all-conference first team and all-defensive squad on Tuesday.
Minutemen picked fourth in A-10 poll By Patrick Strohecker Collegian Staff
For the past two seasons, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team has made it to the Atlantic 10 conference semifinals as a middle-ofthe-pack team. On Tuesday, the league’s 13 head coaches and media representatives took notice of its recent success and rewarded the Minutemen. UMass was picked to finish fourth in the preseason A-10 poll at the league’s media day, behind only top vote-getter Virginia Commonwealth, Saint Louis and La Salle. Saint Joseph’s was picked fifth, rounding out the top five teams. The Minutemen have one
of the most experienced rosters in the league, returning seven members from last year’s National Invitational Tournament team. In addition to the starters, UMass is adding redshirt sophomore guard Derrick Gordon, who sat out last year due to NCAA transfer rules. Gordon led Western Kentucky to the second round of the NCAA Tournament as a freshman in 2012. The Minutemen are looking to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998. UMass will host each of the top five teams in the league at the Mullins Center this year, starting with the Hawks in the conference
opener on Jan. 8. Then, as the season winds down, the Minutemen will host both the Rams and the Billikens in two of their final three home games. Over the past two seasons, UMass is a combined 18-14 in conference play, going 9-7 each of the previous two years.
Williams named to first team
named to the all-conference first team and the first Minuteman to earn repeat honors since Rashaun Freeman was named to three straight preseason first teams from 2005-07. The senior led the Minutemen in points (15.5 per game), assists (7.3 per game), steals (2.0 per game) and minutes played (35.3 per game) during the 201213 season. He joins Saint Louis’ Dwayne Evans, La Salle’s Tyreek Duren and VCU’s Treveon Graham and Juvonte Reddic on the first team.
Senior guard Chaz Williams earned his own conference recognition on Tuesday when he was named to the preseason first team all-conference and alldefensive teams. Patrick Strohecker can be reached at This is the second straight email@example.com and followed on season that Williams was Twitter @MDC_Strohecker.
Delario returns for UMass Minutewomen close out UM’s offense aided “It’s a huge help getting her back. She obviously generates quite a bit of our attack.” fall duals on Wednesday by the freshman Carla Tagliente, UMass coach
By JeSSe Mayfield-Sheehan Collegian Staff
The No. 13 Massachusetts field hockey team is getting a boost on offense with the return of freshman midfielder Izzie Delario. “It’s a huge help getting her back. She obviously generates quite a bit of our attack,” UMass coach Carla Tagliente said. “I don’t think we’ve necessarily seen her turning up in the stat columns that much, but what she brings on the field, in terms of what she creates on attack, has really been a huge help for us.” Delario was second on the team in goals scored (2) and shots taken (13) after the first five games when she suffered a knee injury, causing her to miss the team’s next six games. She returned to the lineup last Wednesday against Northeastern, where she played off the bench, and then made her return to the starting lineup on Sunday against Boston University. Since her return, Delario
has tallied two shots and made an assist on a penalty corner goal against the Terriers. “We’re just kind of monitoring her minutes right now,” Tagliente said. “She’s slowly coming back from her injury. I wouldn’t say she’s 100 percent just yet, but she’s pretty close to being there and we just need to kind of manage her transition back onto the field a little bit.” Ta gliente expects Delario to help in drawing penalty corners, an area that the team has struggled with this season. During the first five games in which Delario played, the Minutewomen drew 41 penalty corners, averaging 8.2 per game, while during the six games played in her absence, the team drew only 38, averaging 6.33 penalty corners per game. Tagliente said that the team is already seeing a positive impact from her return. “For her not playing at
100 percent, she’s still doing quite well and contributing quite a bit,” Tagliente said. “Statistically, I think our penalty corners and our shots on goal, shots in circle have probably increased significantly. “It’s not all a direct result of her, but she does have a lot of speed with the ball, she does draw a lot of attention by the other team’s defense,” she said, adding that Delario’s return to the lineup will balance the team “a little bit more” by giving the team more speed, skill and production up front. Delario said it feels great to be back on the field, and now she’s just trying to improve with the team. “Just really taking it one day at a time, one game at a time, just really working hard in practice,” Delario said. “Each day we’re growing stronger and stronger.” Jesse Mayfield-Sheehan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and can be followed on Twitter @jgms88.
By anthony chiuSano Collegian Correspondent
The Massachusetts women’s tennis team is looking to close out its fall dual meet season with a win when it faces Connecticut at home on Wednesday. The Minutewomen opened their fall season on Sept. 28 with a sweep of Providence, as UMass won all six singles and all three doubles matches. Minutewoman coach Judy Dixon said that the season opener was important to get out all of “the nerves,” especially for the team’s underclassmen. “I think that [the players] feel relieved,” she said. “Now we can get on with what we need to work on.” Despite the clean sweep, Dixon said that there are still many areas that the team must improve on. Concerning doubles play, which the coach said is “critical to [their] success,” she thinks that the team needs to work on its new partner combinations, since there are no doubles pairs returning from last year’s squad.
Dixon added that injuries have presented a challenge, as she has not yet had a full practice with all 11 team members being healthy and able to participate. “The UConn match will be the first time that I will hopefully get to choose matchups, and not just play who is healthy,” she said. The Huskies are also coming off a starting win to their fall schedule. Dixon said that she expects UConn to “come in hungry” for revenge, as the Minutewomen shut out the Huskies last year. “[UConn] is getting better and better,” Dixon said. “The quality of tennis should be about even, but we should be mentally tougher than they are.” According to Dixon, the play by the team’s three seniors (Sonia Bokhari, Yuliana Motyl and Jessica Podlofsky) will be important on Wednesday. All three won their singles matches last year against the Huskies. Dixon also said that she is looking for further improvement from freshmen Aarzoo
Malik and Anna Woosley. Malik is “off to a good start,” according to Dixon, but must improve on “shot selection and focus.” Malik is scheduled to play in the No. 2 singles match, likely against highly touted UConn freshman Emma Alderman. “It is going to be a wellfought tennis match that can go either way,” Dixon said. As for Woosley, Dixon said that she is a “really good ball striker,” but must work on her “fitness, footwork and confidence level.” UMass has won 10 straight matches against the Huskies. The Minutewomen’s last loss to UConn came in 2002 on the road. Dixon said that she wants to “continue the trend that [the team] has set” against the Huskies. “In every sport with UConn is a good rivalry,” she said. “They like to beat us, and we like to beat them.” Anthony Chiusano can be reached at email@example.com and followed on Twitter @a_chiusano24.