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By Abigail Charpentier Collegian Staff

The Sugar Shack Alliance performed “The People vs. Polluters and Climate Change Deniers” outside of the First Churches of Northampton on Saturday morning to non-violently protest fossil fuel expansion and climate disruption. According to their website, the Sugar Shack Alliance’s main mission is to act upon “the urgent need to protect the earth and all its inhabitants from climate change and environmental injustice, actively working toward a vision of a just, sustainable and equitable world for all.”


Protestors use street theater in Northampton Performers draw attention to climate

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The 20-minute skit was performed multiple times by Aarti Lamberg, Ben van Arnam, David Arbeitman, Howie Faerstein, Irvine Sobelman, John Cohen, Kevin Young and Lundy Bancoft. The skit takes place in 2025 at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The CEO of Fox News, “ex” President Donald Trump, and Fracking, Inc. are the defendants who are being tried for species extinction, crimes against humanity and climate disruption. Witnesses to the trial include an author and doctor of philosophy, a United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees and the chair of the zoology department at KATE MITCHELL/COLLEGIAN


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Jackson Harmon adds his name to the UMass Outing Club’s email list as part of the Activities Expo at Haigis Mall Sept. 8, 2017.

UMass nursing juniors Paul Krugman to give take Nightingale oath lecture at UMass Future nurses take pledge of ethics Jackson Cote Staff Writer

U n iv e r s i t y of Massachusetts nursing students took their commitment to medical care to the next level on Friday, Sept. 8, by reciting the Nightingale Pledge, an oath in which they vowed to be ethical and faithful “missioner[s] of health.” “May my life be devoted to the high ideals of the nursing profession,” the room of 79 juniors said in unison in the basement of Skinner Hall. “May my life be devoted to the high ideals of the nursing profession.”

The oath-taking was part of the Nightingale Ceremony—named after Florence Nightingale, an English social reformer considered to be the founder of modern nursing. Launched in 2013 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the  American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Nightingale Ceremony provides aspiring nurses at colleges across the country with an induction ceremony, akin to the White Coat Ceremony for aspiring doctors. Both events serve as a formal transition from students’ medical educations into their studying clinical health sciences. This is the first year the

UMass College of Nursing has put on the ceremony, and out of the 50 nursing schools and colleges chosen to receive funding to host these events, UMass was the only one selected in Massachusetts, according to a University press release. For Mackenzie Shoff, a UMass nursing major who took the oath, an important idea behind the event was the fact that all the participating juniors acted as a united community, working toward a common, selfless goal of becoming nurses and helping people. “Here, it very much feels like a community that’s try-


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Lecture hosted by Economics Dept. By Will Soltero Collegian Staff Nobel Memorial Prizewinning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was announced as this year’s speaker at the annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture at the University of Massachusetts, according to a press release from the UMass office of News & Media Relations. His lecture, entitled “What’s the Matter with Economics,” will take place on October 26 at 6 p.m. in the Mullins Center. In the talk,

Krugman plans to explain the macroeconomic indicators for world events since the 2008 financial crisis. He will also discuss the reluctance of global economists to use such indicators and contemporary concepts in their research. Krugman will be the 21st speaker at the annual event where previous lecturers include Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and former U.S. Ambassador to India John Kenneth Galbraith. Krugman will also be the 10th Nobel Memorial Prize-winning economist to present in the series. “There have been big names in recent years,” said Peter Bent, a Ph.D. candi-

date in economics. “I think Krugman is especially big because they have the Mullins Center set aside for it.” Bent went on to add that he believes Krugman’s lecture will see a significant number of public attendees, as he sees many of the economist’s views corresponding with the political ideologies of many Amherst and Northampton residents. In addition to being a Nobel Laureate for his work on trade theory, Krugman is the author or editor of 27 books and more than 200 academic papers, according to his New York Times biography. He is a professor at the Luxembourg Income Study Center at the see

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UMass nursing offers Hurricane Irma now course on trafficking a category 2 storm The online course aims to train many By Lily Vesel Collegian Correspondent Graduate students at UMass Amherst have a reason to be excited for this fall semester: The UMass College of Nursing is offering a new online course on human trafficking this fall. The course will be taught by Donna Sabella, an expert in the field of human trafficking. Sabella has organized a number of national projects to help victims of this scourge. “The course will introduce students to what human trafficking is, how to identify

victims, the health problems commonly associated with this population, special considerations to be aware of when working with trafficking victims and how to access services for them,” stated the UMass press release about the course. Sabella’s course is the first of its kind at UMass, and is offered online so that students from all over the country can register. It is also open to all academic disciplines, so that graduate students of all backgrounds can gain knowledge on the subject of human trafficking. “As the course is open to all disciplines, I also adapt the content so that it meets the needs of all backgrounds,” Sabella clarified.

Sabella currently holds the position of UMass College of Nursing’s first endowed chair, a position she took early last year. She also has experience working with human trafficking victims in Philadelphia and Phoenix. “I worked in the Philadelphia Prison System through my Project Phoenix to conduct support groups for women, and was also a co-founder and first Program Director of Dawn’s Place—a residential treatment program in Philadelphia for trafficked and prostituted women,” she explained. Courses on social justice issues, such as human trafficking, can help medical see


Naples is next to be hit by Irma By Patrick J. McDonnell, Laura King and Evan Halper Tribune Washington Bureau

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category 2 storm Sunday after making a second ferocious landfall near Naples Sunday after inundating the low-lying Florida Keys, sending floodwaters surging into downtown Miami and along the Florida Gulf Coast. As the storm tracked its way up Florida’s west coast, water was sucked from part of Tampa Bay, exposing a muddy expanse that would normally be underwater - a

frightening portent of flooding to come when that water, and more, comes rushing back. The cities bracketing the bay - Tampa and St. Petersburg, with a population of about 3 million people between them - were forecast to be clobbered later Sunday by sustained hurricane-force winds. “We are about to get punched in the face by this storm,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said on ABC that it was a “worst-case scenario” for Florida’s west coast. By midafternoon, Irma had hit Marco Island, near Naples, bearing blinding

rains and sustained winds of 115 mph, gusting to 130 mph. And it was steadily bearing north. Before dawn, Irma’s eyewall began moving over the lower Florida Keys. Just after 9 a.m., it hit Cudjoe Key with top sustained winds of 130 mph, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm’s passage by no means marks the end of the danger. “Once this system passes through, it’s going to be a race to save lives and sustain lives,” Long said on “Fox News Sunday.” A first-ever tropical storm warning was issued for the city of Atlanta. President Donald Trump, monitorsee

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Monday, September 11, 2017

THE RU N D OW N ON THIS DAY... In 2001, two Boeing 767 jets crashed into the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Nearly 3,000 people died in the vicinity of the towers, and almost 10,000 were treated for injuries.


Mexican earthquake death toll reaches 90 JUCHITAN, Mexico — The death toll from the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that struck southwestern Mexico last week has risen to 90, authorities said, as recovery efforts accelerated in the hardest-hit areas. The quake - the strongest to hit Mexico in nearly a century - struck off the coast of Chiapas state Thursday, leaving hundreds of buildings in ruins and triggering multiple aftershocks. Authorities in the state of Oaxaca said late Saturday that the number of dead had jumped from 46 to 71. Nineteen other people died in the states of Chiapas and Tabasco, bringing the total death toll to 90. “The power of nature may be destructive, but the power of unity and solidarity of the Mexicans is far greater,” said President Enrique Peña Nieto on Saturday after visiting the quake-zone. In Juchitan, a city of 98,000 people in Oaxaca, suffered some of the worst damage in the country. Thirty-seven people died in Juchitan. A team of volunteer rescuers sifted through the rubble in search of survivors, and to help authorities survey the damage and confirm the number of victims. The volunteers, also known as “topos,” specialize in post-earthquake relief, and were first formed after the disastrous earthquake that struck Mexico City in September 1985. On that occasion, an 8.1-magnitude earthquake left thousands of buildings in ruins, leaving an estimated 10,000 people dead and causing billions of dollars worth of damages. The epicenter of Thursday’s earthquake was 435 miles from the capital. The distance, coupled with improved building safety codes since the 1985 disaster, ensured that the capital emerged relatively unscathed from Thursday’s high-magnitude quake.


QUOTE OF T H E D AY “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar” Abraham Lincoln

KRUGMAN City University of New York, and is a professor emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Krugman completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University in 1974, and earned a Ph.D. from MIT in 1977. His professorial career includes positions at Yale, Stanford and MIT. In addition to his academic pursuits, his op-ed column – a feature in The New York Times since 1999 – currently runs every Monday and Friday. According to the UMass Economics Department website, the Memorial Lectureship Endowment was established in the memory of Philip Gamble, a member of the economics faculty from 1935 to 1971 and the chair of the department


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from 1942 to 1965. While many UMass students may be familiar with Paul Krugman because of his large body of academic work, Bent believes students can definitely learn something new by going to his lecture. “You can read his textbook, you can read his academic papers, you can get a sense for how he approaches economics,” Bent said on the great opportunity the lecture provides to people with interest in economics. “But the best part about a talk like that…is to be there and raise your hand, and say, ‘what do you think about what happened yesterday in the news?’” Will Soltero can be reached at

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tor of philosophy, a United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees and the chair of the zoology department at Columbia University. Each of the witnesses use scientific data and facts to show how the defendants put “profits over people” and in doing so, damaged the planet. In each of the four performances, the audience, who served the role of the jury, decided that Trump, Fox News and Fracking, Inc. were all guilty and needed to be held accountable for their actions. Before the men were sentenced, Hope, a young girl representing future generations, shared her fears of the future and expressed her disappointment in the actions of the adults in her life. Her monologue was from a speech that Canadian environmental activist Severn Cullis- Suzuki presented at the United Nations when she was a young girl. The three defendants were sentenced to lose all of their assets, publically apologize for their actions and participate in community service projects to help better the environment. Rachael Naismith, a member of the Sugar Shack Alliance, hoped audience members walked away with the message that “this planet is in trouble, but it is not too late to go out there and

do something to heal the planet.” Kevin Young, a member of the alliance and an assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, warned of the issue of environmental injustice: “We need to be cognizant of just how severe and urgent this crisis is, and take immediate action on a national and international level.” He explained a few ways people could start to take immediate action to help the planet. “We need to rapidly convert our economy to clean energy, we need to leave fossil fuels reserves in the ground and we need to take meaningful action to prevent and limit the actual devastation that is already happening and already impacting the most vulnerable people in the U.S. and throughout the world,” Young said. Kathy Daly, a member of the Sugar Shack Alliance media team, reflected on the event with the hope that the group could perform the piece to more audiences. She said it was not only a fun way to spread their message, but “one of the more effective ways of capturing peoples’ attention.” Abigail Charpentier can be reached at and followed on Twitter @abigailcharp.


Actors play Fracking Inc., Donald Trump and Fox News on Saturday.


clinicians and other professionals to recognize signs of such activity when treating victims, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s website. “I think it’s important for nursing students to have a good grasp on social justice issues,” noted Ellen Smithline, a second-year Ph.D. student in the UMass Nursing program who has worked as a nurse and clinical educator in the emergency department for over 23 years. “As patient advocates, our goal is to care for the patient, and they need a voice to be heard.” Smithline points out, “Oftentimes, it is difficult for nurses, especially in a busy department like the emergency room, to learn what it takes to recognize it and to communicate with victims safely.” Smithline illustrated how

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this type of course could be of help, even to someone who has already been working in the field. “Such a course is giving us clues inside how this whole process works for sex trafficking—it is giving us the tools to recognize it, to communicate with the victim without putting them at increasing harm –-and to know what support system and what laws are there to help the victim get assistance,” Smithline said. “I hope that they leave with a solid understanding of what HT is, including the who, what, when, where, why and how—and what it is not—and how to identify and offer appropriate support to human trafficking victims,” Sabella concluded. Lily Vesel can be reached at

Restoring electricity after Irma will be slow, difficult By The Sun Sentinel

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -As Hurricane Irma swept through South Florida, power-company officials warned Sunday that restoring electricity to more than 2 million homes and businesses will be a slow and dangerous process that will take weeks. Florida Power & Light CEO Eric Silagy said at a news conference that he expects full power restoration after the storm to take “multi-weeks,” as it did after the Category 5 Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida in 1992. “Plan for extended and prolonged outages,” FPL spokesman Rob Gould said. “We expect, given the fact the storm has slowed down, many of our customers will be out for a day or longer, given that, much like emergency responders, our crews cannot get out and work. It’s just too dangerous.” The company said repairs and restoration would take a million man-hours to complete statewide. In South Florida, 17,000 line and vegetation workers employed by FPL and companies in California, Massachusetts Texas, Colorado and Wisconsin, are in position to start recovery work. The workforce contains about 1,000 more crews than were assembled for Hurricane Matthew in 2016. “This will no doubt be one of the most complex, not just in our company’s history but in the history of this country, in terms of restoration,” Gould said.

Broward and MiamiDade counties endured tropical force winds throughout Sunday, with Irma just 30 miles off the coast of Key West before arriving at Cudjoe Key at 9:10 a.m. as a Category 4 storm. FPL said it will shut down certain substations before they flood, so they can turn them back on more quickly. Silagy said that was a technique that worked during Superstorm Sandy in the Northeast and FPL found that it worked during Hurricane Matthew last year. As of midday Sunday, there were 450,060 outages reported in Broward County, representing 48 percent of FPL’s countywide customer accounts. MiamiDade County was the most heavily hit with 703,940 or 62 percent of the accounts losing power. In Palm Beach County, the total was 217,420 or 28 percent. Gould said service to about 320,000 accounts had been restored and that crews were out working wherever possible. But frequent tornado warnings that began Saturday night have created an additional danger and impediment to those working to restore power. The restoration of power is no guarantee that it won’t go out again, Gould said. Higher winds, heavy rain and storm surges were expected well into the night Sunday throughout South Florida. “A storm of this magnitude and this intensity will require us in many cases to completely rebuild our elec-

tric system, particularly on the west coast,” Gould said. FPL said Saturday that it shut down one of Turkey Point’s two nuclear reactors near Homestead. As Irma’s path changed, the decision was made to leave the second reactor online, as hurricane-force winds were no longer expected at the site. “Our nuclear plants are absolutely safe. One of our units is shut down. The other is running fine,” Gould said. The same applied to the utility’s nuclear plant in Jensen Beach. “It is not expected that the St. Lucie nuclear power plant will be shut down as result of Irma, though we will closely monitor the changing weather conditions,” the utility said. According to a company website, FPL’s priorities for restoring power start with its own power plants, substations and damaged transmission lines. Then, workers turn their attention to “critical facilities such as hospitals, police and fire stations, communication facilities, water treatment plants and transportation providers. Simultaneously, the company focuses on “the largest number of customers in the shortest amount of time including service to major thoroughfares that host supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and other needed community services.” Smaller groups are next in the pecking order. Workers will tend to them “around the clock until everyone has power again.”



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ing to save the world at its core,” Shoff said about the UMass College of Nursing. “That’s what I love about nursing, it’s for the people.” Having her fellow nursing peers beside her and taking the pledge alleviates some of the pressures of entering the workforce too, according to Shoff. “I think it sets you up for success, because you’re entering this hectic environment, but you have a support system behind you,” she said. The event’s speakers included Stephen J. Cavanagh, dean of the UMass College of Nursing, who gave the opening remarks to kick off the event. Associate Dean Donna Zucker then followed him, discussing nursing ethics. Prior to leading the Nightingale Pledge, student ambassadors Jessica Lahaie and Amanda Poussard gave an address to their peers, in which the two aspiring nurses elaborated on the humanism required of the field. For Heather Duggan, a communications and marketing specialist for the college of nursing, one of the main takeaways of Lahaie and Poussard’s address was the idea that patients are “not a number, but an individual.”

“You need to connect with your patients,” Duggan noted. According to the University’s press release, “The Gold Foundation has been sponsoring White Coat Ceremonies for medical students to highlight humanism at the core of healthcare for more than 20 years, but partnered with the AACN in 2013 to begin hosting ceremonies for nurses.” “Dr. Gold recognized medical students need to take an oath to really reflect on what it means to be a healer,” said Maeve Howett, assistant dean for undergraduate nursing education. “It’s a day to make meaningful the work they do in nursing.” Following the Nightingale Pledge, the nursing juniors signed a book which will remain in the college to be signed by students for years to come, as part of future Nightingale ceremonies. Students also received pins with the Gold Foundation’s logo encompassed by the words “Keeping healthcare human.” “There was a real energy in the air after they said their oath,” Duggan said. Jackson Cote can be reached at and followed on Twitter @jackson_k_cote.


They are native sons and daughters who left Mexico at a young age, grew up in the United States, and now face the possibility of a forced return to a country most can barely- if at all - remember. Hundreds of thousands of these young and undocumented Mexican immigrants are now struggling with an uncertain future. Questions about their fate have also loomed large in Mexico in recent days, forcing a closer look at how the country receives U.S. deportees. Last Tuesday, the Trump administration’s announced that it is canceling the Obamaera Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. While neither a path to U.S. citizenship nor to permanent resident status, the DACA program since 2012 has allowed participants to study, work and live in the United States without fear of deportation. With that protection being lifted, Congress has been given six months to find a solution. Across Mexico, the news of DACA’s cancellation for many has cut to the quick. President Enrique Pena Nieto said, “Mexico will receive these young people who return with open arms.” The Foreign Ministry issued a statement expressing “profound regret” at DACA’s cancellation. Critics say Mexico is not prepared to receive any such deportees and has had a poor track record with deportees in general. “Mexico continues to be not ready,” said Nancy Landa, a deportee in Tijuana whose firm, Mundo Translated, conducts research on immigration issues. “You still see that there’s not enough

help, not enough resources, not enough support in the whole return process.” Tijuana, one of the main “repatriation” points on the U.S. border, has been receiving an average of 85 deportees a day through July of this year - compared with an average of 106 a day last year, according to Mexican government figures. After Trump[s announcement on DACA, Tijuana’s Coalition for the Defense of Migrants has raised pointed questions about the ability of local, state and federal authorities in Mexico to assist these new arrivals. “Are you ready to provide the necessary support?” the group asked in a written statement. “What support programs are you contemplating? Is there a plan? Is there a public policy in this regard?” The private university CETYS issued a statement expressing solidarity with the dreamers, and announced that it is “analyzing possible financial aid” for those who quality. The DACA beneficiaries “are getting a response that I haven’t seen in Mexico for many decades,” said Rafael Fernandez de Castro, director of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at University of California, San Diego. “The feeling in Mexico is that this is sad, it is against the U.S. soul, the U.S. has been very welcoming of immigrants.” But Fernandez also cautioned against raising excessive expectations of assistance in Mexico. “The government should not promise what it cannot accomplish,” he said. “They have promised a lot to Mexican-Americans, to Mexicans here, and often they don’t deliver.” Any move to deport the 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who have benefited from DACA would be overwhelming


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ing the hurricane’s advance from the presidential retreat at Camp David, spoke with the governors of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee - all states that could be affected as Irma plows northward. Much of the state was a jumbled tableau of overflowing shelters, boarded-up buildings and deserted streets in normally bustling urban centers. Palm trees blew sideways or snapped under the assault; tree branches flew like missiles; an estimated 1.5 million people were without power. In Pinellas County, which encompasses St. Petersburg, officials braced for Irma’s arrival. The St. Petersburg chief of police announced a curfew beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, and the mayor said rescuers would not be able to respond to emergency calls once winds exceeded 40 mph. Sheriff’s deputies hurried to move 1,000 inmates from the Pinellas County Jail. An overnight curfew was also announced in Miami, 100 miles from Irma’s initial landfall in the Florida Keys. Almost horizontal sheets of rain were whipping through downtown. The wind seemed to come simultaneously from all directions. Even before the height of the storm, parts of central Miami began filling with floodwaters. Whitecaps were

Plan to cancel DACA puts Mexico on alert By Sandra Dibble The San Diego Union-Tribune

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for Mexico. Close to 618,000 of the beneficiaries are Mexican-born, and many deportees who are already in Mexico say it has not been an easy experience. “It’s more than a struggle, it’s a complete change of life,” said Robert Vivar, 61, a longtime resident of Riverside County, Calif., who now lives near the U.S. border fence in Playas de Tijuana, separated from his two children and six grandchildren. Vivar was brought to the United States at age 6, and deported 4 years ago. He supports himself working at a call center with many fellow deportees, and volunteers with a group that orients deported veterans. For younger deportees trying to continue their schooling in Mexico, “it’s not impossible, but it’s obstacle after obstacle.” Vivar said. Getting Mexican institutions to recognize U.S. educational credentials has been difficult, he said. While some improvements have been made, “we know kids who go to apply who get met with all kinds of obstacles,” Vivar said. The day after the announcement of DACA’s cancellation, the Mexican government announced the creation of a job bank geared to people deported from the U.S. It promised to streamline the process of transferring U.S. university credits to Mexican higher education institutions. But Luis Videgaray, the country’s foreign minister, said the “most important objective” will be diplomatic efforts with Congress who are now considering the future of the DACA beneficiaries. Videgaray said that the goal aim is to “give legal certainty to these young people” that would allow them to study and work in the United States.

visible on Brickell Avenue, a main north-south waterfront artery, and other major streets flooded as well. The wind weaponized debris and even coconuts from palm trees, and powerful gusts threatened two dozen construction cranes dotting Miami. Two of them collapsed in Sunday’s winds, officials said. Even during the storm’s ravages came small points of light. A woman in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood went into labor and emergency responders were unable to reach her, so doctors coached her through the birth by phone, the city of Miami reported on Twitter. Sunday morning, mother and baby - a girl - were safely transported to Jackson Hospital by fire crews, the city reported. The storm posed unprecedented peril to all of Florida, whose peninsula is only 140 miles across - the monster hurricane is more than twice that width. Irma’s westward tack spared Miami a direct blow, but enormous storm surges threatened the city. Tornado warnings were issued for several South Florida counties, including populous Miami-Dade and Broward, and some inland counties in central Florida, as far north as Polk County. Gov. Rick Scott referred to a huge storm that roared across South Florida a quar-

ter-century ago, Hurricane Andrew. “This is like Andrew, but this is Andrew for a whole state,” Scott said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” In Florida alone, more than 6.5 million people were told to flee, leading to days of jam-packed highways and frantic searches for gasoline amid one of the nation’s largest emergency evacuations ever. More than half a million others were ordered to evacuate in Georgia. In downtown Fort Myers, on Florida’s southwest coast, street signs flapped violently in the wind. Sheets of rain came down sideways. The hurricane’s leading edge was so strong that it was hard to walk a block. Ominously, the Caloosahatchee River’s level had dropped sharply, likely heralding a storm surge. Some seemed ill-equipped to face an epic storm. “I got rum, cheese, tortillas,” said Michael Gandy, a sunburned 77-year-old, who was keeping an eye on his boat from a marina-side apartment complex in Fort Myers. People who had left everything they owned behind could only worry and wait as the wind and water reached a crescendo. “I’m worried I won’t have a house to go back to,” said Diana Frana, who fled her canal-side home in Cape Coral, on Fort Myers’ out-

skirts. Florida’s lifeblood is tourism, so the storm-stranded included many from out of state - and from outside the U.S. An Argentine family, the Mureoccas, spent a week at Disney World, but were thwarted when they tried to fly back to Buenos Aires after visiting Miami Beach. “It’s not what we planned,” said Leonardo Mureocca, who was stuck at a hotel near Miami’s airport with his wife and two daughters, 8 and 12. “This is our first hurricane - we don’t have this kind of thing.” Floridians had already had a grim preview of Irma’s fury: The storm’s destructive power was on full display last week as it left a trail of destruction across the eastern Caribbean, barreling up through the palm-fringed Leeward Islands and killing at least two dozen people. After briefly weakening, Irma again gained power over the warm Florida Straits, returning to Category 4 status. The current track called for it to hit the vulnerable cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg, a zone with a population of about 3 million, on Monday, which would be the first direct hit on the area by a hurricane in nearly a century.

McCain takes on Republicans on budget and immigration By By Cathleen Decker Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON - In his first extended interview since returning to the Senate after treatment for brain cancer, Sen. John McCain was his traditionally cantankerous self on Sunday, criticizing President Donald Trump and other Republicans on issues such as illegal immigration and climate change, and calling for more bipartisanship to solve the nation’s problems. In the latter, he did not include the president’s deal last week with Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California and Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York. McCain criticized Trump for ignoring the desires of Republican leaders and said the deal, which extended the debt ceiling and government funding until Dec. 8 and approved $15 billion in hurricane relief, locked in place “unconscionable” past cuts in military spending. “The agreement that they made is basically devastating to national defense,” the Arizona Republican said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” He blamed recent accidents involving Navy ships including one named after his father and grandfather, both celebrated admirals - on a lack of training and readiness caused by the spending cuts.

“Under this agreement, they not only don’t have everything they need, their lives are in greater danger. We can’t do that to them,” he said. McCain was one of 17 senators who voted against the deal last week. McCain also addressed Trump’s action regarding the fate of young immigrants brought to this country illegally by their parents. The president last week rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which protected those immigrants. The president delayed the end of the program for six months to allow Congress to consider a fix. McCain has long advocated comprehensive immigration reform, and said it now must include protection for DACA beneficiaries. “It is not conscionable to tell young people who came here as children that they have to go back to a country that they don’t know,” he said. McCain has long differed with many in his party over climate change. Trump and other Republican leaders have denied that human actions are primarily responsible for changes in the climate and are affecting weather conditions. The destructive impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has resurrected the debate inside the party and out. “We have to understand

that the climate may be changing and we can take common sense measures which will not harm the American people and our economy,” McCain said, citing nuclear and solar panel as appropriate alternatives. The senator was remarkably upbeat about his own future despite his diagnosis with what he called a “very virulent” form of brain cancer. He said he will undergo tests this week to determine the effect of chemotherapy and radiation he received after surgery this summer that removed a tumor over his left eyebrow. He said he had suffered no side effects - “except, frankly, an increased level of energy.” “I’m very happy, I’m very happy with my life, with what I’ve been able to do,” he said. “There’s two ways of looking at this thing. ... I am able to celebrate a wonderful life and I will be grateful for additional time that I have.” He said his prognosis so far was “pretty good” but acknowledged his long-term odds. And he leaned on a bit of self-deprecation, which he has used for decades, including during his two campaigns for the presidency. “You gotta have joy! Joy!” he said. “I’m the guy that stood fifth from the bottom of his class in the Naval Academy.”


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“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” - Ayn Rand

Should Amherst be renamed?

Tear down Amherst name Keep political correctness like it’s a Confederate statue away from the Amherst name “Could it not be con- like animals. If our ancestrived to send the small tors were too blind to pox among those disaf- see Jeffrey Amherst for whom he was, and chose William Keve to name a town after him, fine. They have to live with fected tribes of Indians? their legacy. But in the We must on this occasion 21st century, there is no use every stratagem in our reason that we cannot dispower to reduce them.” own Lord Amherst’s atro In the 18th century, cious record. It’s time to Jeffrey Amherst wrote disassociate this incredithe preceding question to ble town from a supporter Colonel Henry Bouquet, of biological warfare. a fellow officer in the On September 5, Dallas, British army. His letters Texas voted to remove its go on to specifically call statue honoring Robert E. for the use of biological warfare. He referred to natives as “an execrable race” and agreed in principle with the use of dogs to hunt them down. While Amherst served as Commander in Chief of Lee. Another Lee statue British troops in North was removed from Duke America, he supported University on August 19 giving Native Americans and dozens of monuments blankets embedded with to other confederates have the smallpox virus and the been torn down over the use of any other tactic to past year, as they should “extirpate” the race. be. Viral campaigns like The supremacist ideals #notyourmascot by the that Lord Amherst embod- National Congress of ied are more commonly American Indians and associated with slavery, other groups have called Jim Crow and the Ku for the removal of approKlux Klan, but northern- priative mascots such as ers must accept that white the Washington Redskins. supremacy isn’t exclusive These noble steps toward to the South and hasn’t vilifying racism should only targeted African be commended. However, Americans. Every day that efforts to rename Amherst I live in Amherst, I am have so far been unsuccomplicit in subconscious- cessful. ly revering a potential war- How can we ask Texans criminal who condoned and North Carolinians treating Native Americans to take down appalling

monuments to the past if we won’t do it ourselves? Yes, the costs to taxpayers and to small businesses would temporarily pose an obstacle to the renaming of Amherst, but supporters of so-called “confederate pride” can make administrative and economic arguments against tearing down statues and renaming streets as well. What does echoing white supremacists say about the legitimacy of our refusal? William Bowen, the vocal proponent for the change, may have suggested confusing replacement names or used inflammatory rhetoric regarding Nazis—but these distractions don’t excuse what Lord Amherst stood for. It won’t be easy or free to do the right thing; it usually isn’t. It would certainly entail choosing a name that not everyone agrees on. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what the new name is or who is leading the charge against Amherst’s disgusting legacy. This town couldn’t possibly do worse than continuing to revere a man so antithetical to our values, while simultaneously calling for southern communities to make the hard choices that we refuse to.

“Every day that I live in Amherst, I am complicit in subconsciously revering a potential war-criminal who condoned treating Native Americans like animals.”

William Keve is a Collegian columnist and can be reached at

Hyper-sensitivity has public consciousness clean of become the norm on college our history and ignore the fact campuses across the country. that the name “Amherst” has come to represent much more Brad Polumbo than some colonial lord. Proponents of the nameIn 2015, the University of New change will say that living Hampshire put out a language under the Amherst name guide which declared the makes us complicit in the word “American” offensive. oppression that our forefathers North Carolina State University backed an instructor who docked students’ grades for the use of sexist terminology like “mankind,” and an opinion piece written in the student newspaper of Swathmore College described hating pumpkin spiced lattes as a sex- dealt. To them, asking the peoist attack on women. ple of Amherst to change the A wave of political cor- town’s name is no different rectness is sweeping over this than asking Southerners to country—and now Amherst take down Confederate stathas been caught in its riptide. ues. Yet, while there’s no deny On September 5 the ing that Jeffery Amherst did Massachusetts Daily terrible things, the atrocities Collegian reported that of the past are on our ancesAmherst officials have been tors, not us. petitioned to rename the Indigenous people suftown, with Norwottuck sug- fered at the hands of Lord gested as a potential replace- Amherst—but their strength ment. Amherst is named in the face of oppression needs after Lord Jeffery Amherst, to be honored, not forgotten. a British general who advo- We can change the name of cated for the use of biologi- the town, but we can’t undo cal warfare against Native history. A name change would Americans. William Bowen push the crimes committed of Belchertown, the author of out of the consciousness of this petition, wrote that using future generations, robbing the name “Amherst” was “like them of an important lesson. naming a town after Adolf A name tied to an ominous figHitler.” ure isn’t a sign of continuing But the solution to our city’s oppression, but a testament to ugly legacy isn’t to sweep it how far we’ve come—and why under the rug—it’s to embrace we’ll never go back. it. Renaming the town would When I hear the name be an attempt to wash the Amherst, my first thought

isn’t Lord Jeffery. I don’t think of some dusty lord, but of a quaint college town, elite universities and Antonio’s by the slice. Amherst is Puffer’s Pond, the tallest college library, Insomnia Cookies and that crazy old guy who waves signs around in the center of town. Most importantly, Amherst is home. The movement to strip Amherst of its name forgets the amazing community that name has come to represent. Renaming a town isn’t the same as taking down a Confederate statue or another monument to slavery. Someone like Robert E. Lee will only be remembered for one thing— waging war to keep Black people in chains. The name “Amherst,” on the other hand, has come to signify something much greater than its dark history would suggest. Amherst should take this opportunity to make a statement against political correctness: We might not be proud of our history, but we aren’t going to start denying it. Keeping the name is an opportunity to drive dialogue and learning, so it’s good news that this petition isn’t likely to be granted anytime soon. We’re in luck—who really wants to be known as the University of Massachusetts Norwottuck anyway?

“Renaming the town would be an attempt to wash the public consciousness clean of our history and ignore the fact that the name ‘Amherst’ has come to represent much more than some colonial lord.”

Brad Polumbo is a Collegian columnist and can be reached at

In progressive Pennsylvania, history is holding women back

A few weeks ago, the United States cel- and Democratic attorney general, was found ebrated Women’s Equality Day. Almost one guilty on nine criminal charges in August 2016. hundred years ago, on Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th “Despite boasting one of the largest, most expensive and most professionalized Emilia Beuger Legislatures in the land, Pennsylvania ranked second from bottom nationwide in political Amendment became law and women were empowerment,” writes PennLive. Pennsylvania granted the right to vote. As a young woman had the chance to elect its first female senator who has just recently started voting, I know during the 2016 election, but the Democratic what an important day it is to celebrate. nominee, Katie McGinty, was beaten by incum But this year, prior to Women’s Equality Day, bent Senator Pat Toomey. McGinty was only a study came out examining gender equality in the 10th woman to run in a Senate primary for the workplace. WalletHub, a personal finance either party in Pennsylvania. company, conducted a report that ranked gen- Pennsylvania is just one state, but women’s der equality in the workplace across all fifty equality is still a national issue. On Aug. 29, 2017, states. I read the report to find that my home the Trump Administration issued a stay, stopstate of Pennsylvania ranked forty-fourth out ping the collection of gender pay data by the of fifty states, according to the “fifteen key indi- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. cators of gender equality” used in the study. This collection wasn’t slated to start until 2018, As I kept reading, I found out that but this isn’t an issue that can be put off. While Pennsylvania ranks second in the largest politi- important states like Pennsylvania continue to cal participation gap and has a terrible track score so poorly, the federal government should record on gender equality. While Pennsylvania be doing more to study and combat gender has voted democratic in national elections until inequality, not less. Women are still underrepvery recently, the state legislature is and has resented in the workforce and in politics. been controlled by Republicans. Pennsylvania Even in a state like Pennsylvania, where has never had a female governor and women 51 percent of the population is women, there only make up 18.6 percent of the state legisla- isn’t a single woman representing the state ture. Former attorney general of Pennsylvania, in the United States Senate or House of Kathleen Kane, the state’s first elected female Representatives. Only 19 percent of the seats in

the Pennsylvania General Assembly are held by women. This disparity doesn’t encourage women to run for office or get involved in politics. Known as the “role model effect,” a recent study found that having female role models in government will encourage young women to pursue politics. I have never seen a woman be the mayor of my town, the governor of my state, or hold most of the high offices in Pennsylvania. The only female politician Pennsylvanians have to look up to is Kathleen Kane—and she was a criminal. How is a little girl from my home state supposed to know that she can be anything she wants in life, when her surroundings send a different message? It’s disheartening to see that in 2010, women in my hometown county only averaged 64 cents in income for every dollar a man earned. For my current county, one of the most progressive counties in Pennsylvania, the amount was only 68 cents. Only women in Philadelphia had more than 80 percent of the earning power of men. This divide is growing, while Pennsylvania is doing little to get women more involved. Research from the Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics found “when women are elected to office they are more likely to advocate for women’s issues, are more successful at guiding legislation through the legislative

process, and can help create a more collaborative lawmaking environment.” Why aren’t we talking more about this? Last year, people paid more attention to the idea of a woman being president (which is important), but much less to the idea of women in state positions or in Congress. It’s possible that Pennsylvanians may not be paying attention to women in these more local races because they may be seen as less important in light of more pressing financial issues. But having more women in government could be the key to helping Pennsylvania solve big issues like the current budget crisis. Pennsylvania is only one example, but these issues are problems at the national level. If the Trump administration doesn’t gather EEO data, the gender gap might get worse—as it already has in individual states. States need to encourage women to get involved in politics, in order to address disparities in political participation. We need more research on these gaps so that we cannot only close the national pay gap, but also the participation gap. Girls in Pennsylvania, just like girls across the nation, need to have women in government to look up to and need to be paid the same as men if we’re ever going to reach equality in this country. Emilia Beuger is a Collegian columnist and can be reached at

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Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ adaptation fails to uphold iconicity Another offender of whitewashing By Ariya Sonethavy Collegian Staff

Adam Wingard must’ve known the weight that came with adapting one of Japan’s most iconic franchises, comprised of 12 volumes and 37 episodes, respectively. When a director tackles a live-action adaptation of a well-loved franchise, the pressure on them is built upon cult fans who are ready to pounce with criticisms. In the case of the 2017 Netflix original, all criticisms are pretty much valid. It seems that American adaptations of media created in other countries must be replaced with exclusively white actors—as if Asian-American actors weren’t pining for some kind of representation in their own country. The Japanese setting is central to the core of Death Note, the story of Light Yagami and his plot to become something of a God, ultimately birthing mass hysteria. However, in an American context, the same themes


Japanese shinigami Ryuk, played by William Dafoe, is an iconic symbol of the well-loved ‘Death Note’ franchise. that ran in the original render much differently. The overview of the plot is the same, however calculated and power-hungry Light Yagami becomes bored teenager Light Turner (Nat Wolff ), who is rather the opposite of what Death Note fans know as the protagonist. Nat Wolff ’s bland rendition of Light is a manu-

factured trope—a booksmart, unpopular outcast whose life changes when a magical journal falls from the sky with a terrifying Japanese death god named Ryuk to tag along with it. The number one condition of the journal is that if someone writes a name in the book and has a mental image of the person, that person will die.

Ryuk, William Dafoe’s goblin-like demon figure, is the most impressive part of the film. The live-action character design stays true to the manga character in all his wicked glory and trickster attitude. Unfortunately, Ryuk’s role in the film isn’t utilized as much as it could have been. Within the first half hour of the film, Wingard

creates something that resembles a Final Destination reject set with some kind of coming-of-age tragic romance that would have fans of MTV dramas swooning. The attempts of clever dialogue come off as childish and do no justice to the already one-dimensional characters. Light, right after obtaining the Death Note and killing a bully in a way that would probably have Wes Craven rolling over in his grave, spills all of the details to a girl he’s never talked to. This is Mia (Margaret Qualley), whose unconvincing cheerleader persona is permeated with an apathetic exterior, brewing a perfect addition to this dull Joker-and-HarleyQuinn-esque couple. Besides appearing as a teen movie under the masquerade of its iconic source material, the film fails in the sense that the material is rushed. Adapting a manga of 12 volumes requires changes, and these changes in the American Death Note translate to be borderline comic relief. Lakeith Stanfield’s character, L, makes vague nods to the original character through his small quirk—

an addiction to sweets and sitting in a perpetual squatting position. The significance of the cat-and-mouse game of deductive reasoning between Light and L is what intrigues audiences in the anime. The Netflix adaptation lacks this, and instead implements a weak power imbalance between L’s expert wit and Light’s high school immaturity. The film’s dedication doesn’t seem to lie on Light’s—or anyone’s— character development, as any indication of a god complex is skewed by action-y sequences of a manhunt through Seattle. It appeals greatly to a Western audience, with Michael Bay-manufactured chase scenes and dramatic plot twists that don’t quite sit well with the “Death Note”’s morals and themes. Art can be interpreted and interpolated into many different forms. In the case of Death Note, the live-action film is a missed opportunity on a creative retelling of a story with many facets—too many for Hollywood to condense into a refined work, apparently. Ariya Sonethavy can be reached at


Sleeper hits and big names round out the sound of 2017

Catch up and get ahead on new tunes

managed to be wonderfully experimental. “Rare Things Grow” is an eclectic soundscape of bubbles, bottles, jazz and Smith’s lush vocals. And judging by “The Kid”’s album cover, a cosmicpainted Smith relaxed and eyes closed, it’ll be just as entrancing.

By Matthew Joseph Collegian Correspondent It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of artists releasing summer/ early fall soundtracks so we created a roundup of highlights that you may have missed, alongside some future projects to keep an eye out for.

Kelela – “Take Me Apart” (10/6)


Kesha – “Rainbow” (8/11) Yes, THE Kesha. Imagine the collective surprise of the pop star dropping her dollarsign moniker and teaming up with hard indie rock band The Eagles of Death Metal. “Rainbow” is a statement, a return to form and a genrestretching bold step of an artist wanting to be taken seriously.

Kesha captured the hearts of all listeners with some of her summer 2017 singles.

A$AP Mob – “Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy (8/25)

Rocky’s “Cozy Tape” series is like the Wu-Tang of trap. The 13-member group tops off the month after Ferg’s new album and Twelvy’s debut. Vol. 1 had 13 additional features, and Vol. 2 brings every hot name Grizzly Bear – “Painted from Gucci Mane to Playboi Carti and Frank Ocean. The Ruins” (8/18) star-studded rap collective Ever heard “Two Weeks”? will probably be giving the That annoying indie song anthems to every frat party with the plinking piano and this fall. the “oh oo-oh OO-oohs”? LCD Soundsystem – That’s the incredible critically acclaimed Grizzly “American Dream” (9/1) Bear, one of the champions It seems like every band of baroque pop. “Painted was breaking up at the start Ruins” is a confident balance of this decade, but James of skilled vocal performanc- Murphy’s electronica-meetses and an orchestra hall’s rock group has reunited, closet of instruments. returning for another addition to their award-winning

The War on Drugs – “A discography. The single Deeper Understanding” “American Dream” swings (8/25) like a pendulum of synth Further proving that indie bands get their names from a dartboard, The War On Drugs is equal parts rock and shoegaze, with a little splash of Tom Petty. Their 2013 album Lost in the Dream was frontman Adam Granduciel taking the reigns of a project started by legend Kurt Vile and delivering a worthy album of the year. A Deeper Understanding promises no less.

and melancholy, while “Call The Police” deals out commentary masterfully, daring you to “go ahead, call the police.”

Foo Fighters – “Concrete and Gold” (9/15)

slowly building a rock solid discography in the shadows. Early writing for “Concrete and Gold” had Grohl forcing himself into seclusion to tackle “creative atrophy.” With his return, his bandmates knew he was on the right track, but the frontman reached out to pop producer Greg Kurstin (The Shins, Sia, Adele) to tighten loose ends. Described as “Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper,” “Concrete and Gold” sounds like a triumphant revival.

The Killers – “Wonderful Wonderful” (9/22) The Killers return from Battle Born—their soft, quiet send-off back in 2012. “Wonderful” seems to continue their new wave, electronic departure: 2008’s Day & Age. Lead single “The Man” has Brandon Flowers channeling David Byrne for a bright and synthy jam, boasting “‘Cause baby I’m gifted, you see what I mean? USDA-certified lean, I’m the man.”

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “The Kid” (10/6)

If you were looking for study music, here’s your Dave Grohl’s stadium album and more. Smith’s rock needs no introduction. 2016 album “EARS” was While their hits will for- electronic bliss. It was ever stay in radio rotation, jazzy and atmospheric. It the Foo Fighters have been was soft, soothing and still

“An honest vision of how we navigate dissolving ties with each other and yet remain sanguine for the next chance at love.” Solange and Bjork-endorsed, Kalela’s brand of R&B has the sexy musk of nightlife. Her debut aims to be as alluring as it is contemplative. Single “LMK” pushes her voice with waves of muddy bass, like the sounds that echo off club walls.

Weezer – “Pacific Daydream” (10/27) Yeah. Bet you didn’t know Weezer was still making music. They’ve been remarkably consistent ever since “Say It Ain’t So” and “Buddy Holly.” Last year’s “White Album” won several awards and was hailed as Weezer’s best in a decade. They look to continue the momentum with “Pacific Daydream,” “reveries from a beach at the end of the if the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing


Greens” to name a few. It’s pretty impossible to imagine Eminem - TBA ScHoolboy making a happy It’s about that time to album to lift spirits, but it’s refresh the pool of Eminem far more likely to expect a singles that seem to never whole album of dope, west go away (see “The Monster” and “Love The Way You coast hood themes. Lie”). In defense of Marshall Mathers, he’s still in the Melanie Martinez - TBA Top 5, he still opened a comParty” singer pletely new audience to rap “Pity and made two of the best Melanie Martinez blew up albums in the genre. But, after 2015’s “Cry Baby.” “Cry 2004 was still the last of the Baby” itself is a whole congreatness. It’s been a slow cept album of a character decline and recent features and her world. Martinez have been near unlistenable. From Twitter and his very says she plans to continue few press appearances, he the story and sing about seems serious this time. He’s the stories of characters in even acknowledged the drop “Cry Baby”’s neighborhood. in quality in his work. But She’s even currently makrumor has it that him and Pink are about to drop a song ing a film about it. For what seemed like a random pop soon, so who knows. singer, she skyrocketed with ScHoolboy Q - TBA her incredible ambition and In reference to 2016’s unique tone and mood to her “Blank Face,” ScHoolboy songs. The next installment Q says, “I never gave you in her series is expected to the other side—the father, land sometime this year. the dude that’s actually happy, the dude that doesn’t PRhyme - PRhyme 2 be in the hood just hanging out.” ScHoolboy has A rapper and producbeen one of the grimiest. His real life accounts are er duo can be deadly, just horrific not because he look at El-P and Killer makes them extra grue- Mike, Eric B. & Rakim, or some or talks them up, but Madlib and pretty much because there’s no mistak- anyone else. But the greating how real it is. But he still est boom-bap producer and makes hits that bang—“Man of the Year” and “Collard one of the meanest, most talented emcees? DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9’’ are just ridiculous. Royce’s 2016 album “Trust The Shooter” gave a sneak peek of what the two have cooking up on “Black History.” The first PRhyme featured Common, Ab-Soul, Mac Miller and Slaughterhouse all on one EP. Who knows what will happen if they drop a whole album.


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LINE PLAY was a big hold, we had a 20-yarder just before the half. Andrew scrambled for 20 yards and we get hold and then Raquan gets a couple at the end of the half, he lost his mind a little bit but he’s competing.” On a day in which UMass saw the best performance from its defense all season, the offense regressed greatly from the 38 and 28 point performances in its first two games. “Just today I think


“It’s not one guy, it’s the whole offense,” Ford said. “We just got to stick together. We can’t let one play whether it’s good or bad impact two or three plays down the line. So for us, it’s just taking it one play at a time and believing each other and trusting each other and we’ll turn this thing around.” Philip Sanzo can be reached at and followed on Twitter @Philip_Sanzo.

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start. “We made a point of emphasis to have a fast start to the season,” O’Leary said. “Guys committed themselves over the summer. To lose one


of your first five is a great credit to the work our guys have done.” UMass will look to add another tally to the win column Tuesday night when they travel back to

New Hampshire to take on Dartmouth. Thomas Johnston can be reached at and followed on twitter @TJ__Johnston.

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said. “Everyone’s talking to each other, who steps up, who steps back. That’s the key to the defense, the communication is the key to a clean sheet.” “We’re always talking,” Merklin said, “so we always know what’s going on. If [Gorich] steps, I cover, and if I step, he covers, so we’re really good with that.” And when it comes to his back line, O’Leary

has nothing but confidence moving forward, as Saturday’s performance solidified. “We were number one in the A-10 last season in goals against,” O’Leary said. “These are good players—they play as a unit, they back each other up, you always feel secure with those guys around. We’re really, really happy with our back four right now.”

O’Leary and his men will make their second trip in as many weeks to the Granite State on Tuesday, as UMass visits Dartmouth in a regional affair in Hanover. The Minutemen then return to Rudd Field to host Colgate the following Saturday. Amin Touri can be reached at atouri@, and followed on Twitter @Amin_Touri.


Hawkshaw, Dijkstra strike for UMass in win over BU Seniors each score as UM squeaks by By Tyler Movessian Collegian Staff

The Massachusetts field hockey team finished its homestand weekend against Boston University on Sunday at Gladchuk Sports Complex. In a second half full of penalty corners and huge opportunities on both sides of the ball, the Minutewomen (4-2) defeated the nation’s 16thranked Terriers (4-2) by a final score of 2-1. After about 20 minutes of scoreless field hockey, BU got on the board first when freshman forward Ailsa Connolly took a pass from senior Kali Shumock and put it past UMass redshirt senior goalkeeper Emily Hazard for her third goal of the season to open the scoring. The Minutewomen were unable to generate any scoring chances in the first half and only attempted one shot to BU’s five, where two of them were on goal. The momentum started to shift in UMass’ direction toward the end of the first half, when veteran leaders like seniors Sarah Hawkshaw and Melanie Kreusch made strong hustle plays. They were diving for loose balls, blocking shots, and generating opportunities at the other end for the Minutewomen, which really began to turn things around for head coach Barb Weinberg’s squad. “We had great senior leadership from an intensity standpoint,” Weinberg said. “Our backfield has played strong all weekend. Not only were they able to block shots on defense, but they were also able to generate scoring chances on the other end as well.” Terrier senior Grace Boston had a great breakaway opportunity, but it was broken up by Kreusch, who got in front of the shot and deflected it with her shoul-


Freshman Georgie McTear (12) tries to split a pair of BU defenders on Sunday. der. The Minutewomen then took the ball back down the field and drew their second penalty corner of the game, and Kreusch found Hawkshaw on a redirect to tie the game at 1 with 16 minutes to go. The goal was Hawkshaw’s team-leading fifth of the fall. The Terriers followed up with a strong opportunity to retake the lead a few minutes later, but the shot was blasted against the crossbar, spoiling BU’s hope of a quick answer. With about 10 minutes left, UMass had two penalty corner chances to take the lead, but they were broken up by BU. UMass earned yet another corner opportunity (fifth of the half) when senior Anne Dijkstra scored on a bizarre deflection off a BU player when she took a pass across the goal from freshman Lucy Cooper. “We knew we had to win the second half to win the game,” Dijkstra said. “Both goals were on penalty corners and that was because we tried to force more corners on them. On the attack we were trying to look for a foot in the circle so we could hit it off of their players and capitalize on big scoring opportunities,” she said. UMass came away with six penalty corners in the game, five in the first half to have the advantage 6-4. However,



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that we went up against an extremely talented defense that just made more plays than us today,” Ford said. “It’s tough to get into a rhythm, I took some sacks today that I shouldn’t have and kind of put us behind the chains. When you’re behind the chains like we were today, it’s tough to get anything going.” Being the leader of the offense, Ford said the poor offensive performance cannot be pinned on one guy.

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they were significantly outshot by the Terriers 13-5. The corners and high-quality opportunities, mostly in the second half helped their offensive game in the match. “In the second half, we switched up our press and fell away a little bit more to come up with intercepts and transition onto attack,” Weinberg said. “The front field was able to win corners at the opposite end.” Boston University then got a corner of their own with just under five minutes to play and Hazard came up with a huge save after a shot was fired from point blank range. The Minutewomen played frantic defense and Hazard came up with another huge save to add to her total of three on the day, helping preserve the 2-1 victory for UMass. Some great plays helped the Minutewomen stay perfect at home, as they head to next weekend with a homeand-away split. First, they play Davidson on the road on Friday, before coming home to take on UMass Lowell at Gladchuk Sports Complex at 3 p.m. “Next weekend is huge for us because it’s our conference opener,” Weinberg said. “So we need to continue to play the same quality hockey, and be able to play consistently over 70 minutes.” Tyler Movsessian can be reached at

Marra’s first collegiate goal lifts Minutewomen over HC

Babin’s heroics in goal also key victory

ing over from Hedensted, gled to get shots past the Denmark, immediately Crusaders defense. going through the NCAA Babin, however, was process of joining the not too nervous about the team as soon as she got to missed opportunities. B y Z ander Manning Amherst. “We were building so I Collegian Staff Schioldan played the felt like we had a lot of The Massachusetts bulk of her playing time at good offense for the first women’s soccer team the end of both halves on half,” she said. “Obviously picked up its second win Sunday. seeing that you knew one of the season on Sunday, “She’s only been here was going to come I think beating regional rivals less than 14 days; she had it’s just a matter of making to get through NCAA proHoly Cross 1-0. sure we capitalize on all of In the 44th minute, cess,” said UMass coach our chances and make the UMass scored the lone goal Ed Matz. “We were just most out of our hard work trying to see what she can of the game off a corner we do up top…[Goals] don’t kick by junior defender do, see how we can get her come that easy. I think the Paige Kozlowski. Kozlowski’s corner came from the left corner of the field, and after a goalmouth scramble, forward Kelly Mara found it and snuck it past Holy Cross goalkeeper Caroline Cashion to give the Minutewomen a 1-0 lead late in the first half. The goal stood as the only tally of the game, and was Marra’s first collegiate goal. “Paige sent a really great ball and I just made a run and I just kind of JUDITH GIBSON-OKUNIEFF/COLLEGIAN blacked out and when it hit Junior Page Kozlowski (12) assisted on the lone goal in Sunday’s match. the net, I [was] just really excited,” Marra said. “[I felt] just pure joy, my teamgoal was great and it was mates just surrounded me, in the mix.” great that it came right After Schioldan came in it was amazing.” Despite allowing six with under ten minutes to before half[time] to change shots in the first half to play in the second half, the momentum.” the Crusaders (2-4-1), Matz took her out after a The atmosphere at Rudd UMass (2-3-1) senior goal- few minutes and replaced was tense and the crowd keeper Cassidy Babin kept her with senior Salma was in it all 90 minutes. “It was good,” Matz said the Minutewomen in the Anastasio. game, stopping shot after “It was just a matter of, of the atmosphere. “I wish shot that came her way she doesn’t have the expe- we had a few more fans but including six that were rience to tactically know we had a lot of parents, how to run a game out,” friends and other athletic within five feet. Babin stood tall Matz said of the switch. teams come out to support throughout the game, fin- “I put Salma in, who was us…I mean it was a beauishing with 12 saves, nine a senior. I decided the last tiful day and the grass is in the second half alone. few minutes that I’d put a newly cut short this year. Marra was very happy to lot of our seniors in…They So it’s just a fun place to have her as her goalkeep- know a lot of the things play and it was a good win we want in the last few er. for us.” “Cass is great, she’s an minutes, they can run the awesome goalkeeper and game out, they’ll be calm UMass continues its six-game homestand this she really kept us in the with the ball.” week, hosting Brown on In the first half of game in the second half,” Marra said of Babin. “It Sunday’s game versus Holy Thursday at 4 p.m. and was really scary watch- Cross, the Minutewomen Yale on Sunday at 2 p.m., ing them, they had a lot had five corner kick oppor- before opening conference of good chances, but she tunities, but didn’t convert play against Davidson on saved us, she played awe- until the fifth one. Not September 21. only did they miss opporsome.” Just 14 days before tunities on the corners, Zander Manning can be reached Sunday’s game, freshman they held the ball in the at alexanderman@umass. Signe Schioldan joined the offensive zone 70 percent edu and followed on Twitter Minutewomen after com- of the first half and strug- @ZMSportsReport.

Dodgers sticking by Darvish Despite struggles, LA keeping faith By Andy McCullough Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES _ Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will start on Tuesday against San Francisco, but the team has not determined if Yu Darvish will follow on Wednesday. Darvish would be pitching on regular rest that day, but manager Dave Roberts indicated the team has yet to make a decision. Roberts did offer this prediction about Darvish, who has struggled in his brief tenure in Los Angeles. “He’s going to win a couple games in the playoffs,” Roberts said. “I know that.” In three outings since

returning from a minor back injury, Darvish has given up 13 runs in 12 1/3 innings. He continues to tinker with his mechanics. Roberts has praised Darvish for inducing soft contact and grounders, but those balls in play have still led to runs. “There’s a balance between extra time and getting back in there and pitching,” Roberts said before Sunday’s series finale against the Colorado Rockies. “There’s no one right answer. Every player is different. Some pitchers, once they struggled, working through their mechanics, want to get back on the mound and pitch. And some guys might need more time to work through some things. “Once Yu takes the mound the next time, and after he pitches, we’ll see what the right answer was.”

Roberts has maintained his level of confidence about Darvish, who has a 5.34 earned-run average in six starts as a Dodger. “We’re still learning each other,” Roberts said. “He’s still happy to be a Dodger. And I know that he still wants to pitch well for us and for his teammates. All he can do is his best.” The Dodgers will skip Hyun-Jin Ryu during this turn through the rotation. Kenta Maeda will pitch in the series opener on Monday. Short hops: Roberts expects Adrian Gonzalez to return to action this week against San Francisco. Gonzalez, who has not played since Sept. 5, received a pain-killing epidural injection for a herniated disk. Gonzalez will start at first base at least once during that series, Roberts said.


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UMass loses again, now 0-3 Defense can’t save sputtering offense

O-Line struggles sink Minutemen UM got beat up in the trenches on Sat.

By Ryan Ames Collegian Staff

“No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” is a hit-single from the country band Old Dominion. Saturday afternoon, you’d be hard-pressed to find a Massachusetts football fan that was not heartbroken after its latest loss to Old Dominion University. UMass (0-3) fell 17-7 to ODU at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in a low-scoring affair. “The defense played well enough to win, the offense just shot themselves in the foot,” Minuteman coach Mark Whipple said. “Probably a little bit of it had to do with Old Dominion, but not very often you go to a game (where) there’s no turnovers.” With the Monarchs (2-0) up 10-7 with under seven minutes left in play on the UMass seven-yard line, quarterback Jordan Hoy finagled his way into the end zone on a 7-yard rush to make it 16-7. The extra-point was successful and the Minutemen failed to comeback in the remaining time, losing 17-7. “Our guys showed a lot of resolve on defense,” Whipple said. “(ODU) can run the ball pretty well, they got some good running backs and we held them on fourth down.” UMass’ defense played its best game of the season, allowing just 17 points, after surrendering 38 in the first two games. Senior Ali Ali-Musa had a season-high 15 tackles, quintupling his totals from the prior two games of three. Redshirt junior quarterback Andrew Ford struggled putting together an extensive drive, finishing 21-32 for 236 yards and one touchdown.

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Old Dominion quarterback Jordan Hoy dives into the endzone to seal a 17-7 Monarch victory on Saturday. “(The loss) is on the offense, this is on me,” Ford said. “Ali and his guys did an unbelievable job today. We just got to get better.” The Minutemen’s longest play, and only score, came early in the second half when Ford connected with junior wide receiver Andy Isabella on a 60-yard touchdown pass. “I think it sparked us a little,” Isabella said. “We just got to keep playing hard and I think things will start going our way.” ODU scored early, kicking a 28-yard field goal at the end of its opening drive, to go ahead 3-0. The Monarchs eventually broke through, scoring a touchdown with just one minute left in the first half. Wide receiver Jonathan Duhart caught a 2-yard pass from quarterback Blake LaRussa to give the Monarchs a healthy 10-0 lead. After starting on its own 14-yard-line, ODU drove 86 yards on nine plays to take the 10-point lead into the break.

The UMass offense was outdueled by ODU, who held the advantage in passing yards (129-113), rushing yards (90-30), and yards per play (5.76-3.86), in the first two quarters. In an almost a complete 180-degree flip, the Minutemen scored their first touchdown of the game 34 seconds into the second half. Ford took the snap and after scrambling out of the pocket he hit Isabella, who took off 60-yards for the touchdown. Isabella’s speed has been evident through the first three games of the season, but his score Saturday was the clearest example of his game-breaking quickness as he went the 60-yard distance untouched to cut the Monarchs lead to 10-7. ODU seemed to be taking control of the game with a long drive that stretched into the start of the fourth quarter. However, a UMass stop on a Monarchs fourth-andone play on the Minutemen goal line was UMass’ biggest defensive stop of the battle. “Yes, it actually did,” Ali-Musa said regarding

if the stop gave the squad some momentum. “We just listened to what our coach said and we just executed. Everybody on the defensive line did their job and that’s what made the stop.” That energy seemed to have been zapped out of the Minutemen defense though, as ODU scored a touchdown on its very next possession. Jordan Hoy’s seven-yard rush at six minutes, 59 seconds of the fourth quarter pushed the score to 17-7 Monarchs. “We played well enough on defense to win the game,” Whipple said. “I think (the defense) will gain confidence, now the offense has got to go back (to what they were doing). We got to get both sides to play well together. I like this team as much as any since I’ve been here, I just to keep them up.” Ryan Ames can be reached at and on Twitter @_RyanAmes.

In its worst offensive showing of the season, the Massachusetts football team can point to many causes. Above all may be its offensive line. UMass had its opportunities in its 17-7 loss to Old Dominion Saturday, but a lack of consistency in the blocking game prevented the Minutemen from securing their first win. UMass couldn’t slow the pressure from the Monarchs, allowing eight sacks in the defeat. Coming off a goal line stop, in which the Minutemen (0-3) defense kept ODU out of the end zone on second, third and fourth down, the UMass offense appeared to have the momentum. A 2-yard rush followed by two incomplete pass attempts by redshirt junior quarterback Ross Comis to redshirt senior tight end Adam Breneman forced the Minutemen to punt only a few feet from where their drive started. If there was a time where UMass needed to put together a productive drive, it was then. “Yeah that was a big stop for us,” redshirt junior quarterback Andrew Ford said. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to do anything with that. But the defense played great today. This is on the offense, this is on me. Ali [Ali-Musa] and his guys did an unbelievable job today so we just got to get better.” The ensuing Monarch (2-0) drive resulted in a touchdown giving ODU a 17-7 lead, one that ulti-

mately handed UMass its third loss of the season. The goal line stop which seemed so crucial at the time, may have hurt the Minutemen more than they realized. Being pinned in his own end zone, Comis had very little time and space to move the ball forward. He even came within inches of a safety when Old Dominion defenders sandwiched the quarterback in the end zone, right before he got the ball out of his hands. “That series was big it flipped the field, but our guys showed a lot of resolve,” coach Mark Whipple said. “They can run the ball pretty well and they have good running backs. We held them on fourth down. You know, Ross missed maybe a throw there but we just didn’t get it out.” Even with time being split between Ford and Comis, Ford took the majority of the snaps and pretty much all of the big hits. Ford was hit hard all the way up to the second to last play. The offensive line made up of left tackle Raquan Thomas-Ishman, left guard Lukas Kolter, center Derek Dumais, right guard Jake Largay and right tackle Jack Driscoll did not do running back Marquis Young any favors either. After running for 163 yards against Old Dominion a season ago, Young managed only 25 against the Monarchs Saturday afternoon. The UMass offense, who played a fairly clean game, suffered a costly penalty when Thomas-Ishman was called for holding, negating a 16-yard run by Ford. “Yeah we didn’t play very well up front,” Whipple said. “With Raquan that see

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DeSantis leads UM past BU Minutemen shut out Terriers Second-half PK lifts Minutemen B y T homas Johnston Collegian Staff

The Massachusetts men’s soccer team continued its strong play at Rudd Field on Saturday, besting the Boston Terriers 1-0. UMass (3-1-1) once again was led by a strong defensive performance in which it held BU (0-5-0) to four shots on goal. Goalkeeper Bardia Asefnia was excellent in net, making multiple strong saves. Asefnia’s best save came with just over five minutes remaining in the first half. Terrier T.J. Butzke got off a clean shot that looked destined to find the bottom right corner of the net when Asefnia sprawled to his right to make the first save, then scooped the ball off the line to keep things scoreless. It was a veteran, instinctive guess that allowed Asefnia to be in position to make the save. “I know the ball came across the box and I just saw a kid’s leg go back,” Asefnia said. “I didn’t know

if that was our player or a Boston player. It was just a point blank reaction save. I just got down quick, got the save and it was right there. The ball just ended up right next to my hand. It was all a surprise.” Asefnia feels the team playing as one unit is the reason for their success on the defensive end. “It’s all a team effort. Our defense, our midfielders, our forwards they all work well with each other. This is one of the best teams I’ve ever played with chemistry wise and friendship wise. It’s all a team effort.” The lone goal of the game came on a penalty kick in the second half. The ball was put into the box where freshman Davis Smith and Boston goalkeeper William Bonnelyche raced to be the first to get a touch. Smith was able to win the battle and send the ball to senior Alex DeSantis who was racing into the penalty area, and DeSantis was brought down and a penalty was given. DeSantis took the penalty kick, where he shot the ball into the bottom right corner of the net. Bonnelyche guessed right,

dove to that exact spot where he made a tremendous save, but the ball ricocheted right back to DeSantis who was able to put the ball into the open net. “I was kind of surprised he saved it,” DeSantis said. “I thought in my mind I was making it. He made a good save and I hit the rebound.” “Alex is a very good player,” UMass coach Fran O’Leary said. “He won the penalty himself. Davis started the whole thing off. Alex supported his effort and that’s what won us the penalty.” The Minutemen nearly scored five minutes into the game when Davis Smith was able to put a header over Bonnelyche off a free kick, but the play was called disallowed for an offside call. The win gives UMass its third of the young season, which is a major improvement from last year, when the Minutemen started 0-4-1 in their first five games. O’Leary is pleased with the way his team has begun the season, crediting their strong offseason as a reason for the fast see

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Another clean sheet keys regional win B y Amin T ouri Collegian Staff

A year ago, the Massachusetts men’s soccer team fielded one of the strongest defensive units in the conference, and with several members of the UMass back line returning, that hasn’t changed. The Minutemen were lights out defensively on Saturday, shutting out and shutting down Boston University in a 1-0 win. Center backs Konrad Gorich and Brandon Merklin, flanked by left and right backs Casey Hamill and Kevin Boino, were excellent in holding the Terriers to only four shots all afternoon. “The back four and the team are really defined by clean sheets,” said UMass coach Fran O’Leary. “We gave up some cheap goals midweek against UNH, and it was a big point of emphasis that we get back here and tighten up. Bardia made a big save to maintain [the shutout], and the back four, Kevin, Konrad,


Junior defender Kevin Boino shields the ball from a BU defender on Saturday. Brandon and Casey were superb today.” “I think it was a good performance,” Gorich said. “You always have to play well to keep a clean sheet, they had some good shots but we have a great goalie behind us and he made a great save and had our backs, and that’s why we kept a clean sheet.” Boino is the only newcomer to the UMass back four, as Gorich, Merklin and Hamill were all a major part of the conference’s best defense last season, and the continuity and comfort these players have with each other is

extremely important. “[That continuity] is huge,” Merklin said. “We all have chemistry, we all listen to each other and back each other up, so we can keep clean sheets.” Juniors Gorich and Merklin have an especially important relationship as the team’s center backs, and their communication keeps the whole operation in sync. The Minutemen defend as a unit, and shouts and commands could be heard from all over the field. “We communicate for 90 see

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The Massachusetts Daily Collegian: September, 11th, 2017  
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian: September, 11th, 2017