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Defensive lineman Siddiq Haynes (91) runs on to the field before the Hens’ opening game against West Chester on Saturday night.
Hens kick off season with shutout Devlin leads team to 31-0 victory over West Chester BY TIM MASTRO Sports Editor
Delaware’s 2010 football season started the same way the 2009 season did— with a shutout of an overmatched West Chester squad on Thursday night. Behind an impressive debut from freshman Andrew Pierce and three touchdown passes from quarterback Pat Devlin, the Hens were able to cruise to a 31-0 victory. Head Coach K.C. Keeler was pleased with the result and the chance to see his team take the field against another football squad. “Training camp goes so long sometimes, you lose the details of the game,” Keeler
said. “You have to get that out of your system live. We got some great live work out there.” Pierce rushed for 119 yards on 13 carries. He broke the 100-yard mark before halftime and scored on a 22-yard run that gave the Hens a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. “Same stuff I’ve been seeing during training camp,” Keeler said. “I really liked him a lot in the spring ball, came in in great shape. He just was a man on a mission.” Pierce, who sat out most of the second half with the Hens up by three touchdowns,
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Three buildings on the university’s Newark campus will be prepped this week for the installation of 2,000 solar panels as part of the university’s Climate Action Plan. Clayton Hall and 461 Wyoming Road will be the sites of two smaller groups of panels, while the Delaware Field House will be the new home of the state’s largest single rooftop solar installation. According to Drew Knab, a business analyst for the university, the entire south side of the field house roof facing the football stadium will be covered with solar panels. Knab said the project originated as an initiative from the Climate Action Plan, but was partially funded by the Class of 2009’s senior gift to fund solar projects on campus. “When we were working on the university’s carbon footprint and Climate Action Plan, we started looking at solar, partly because of the federal incentives that had just been passed for solar,” Knab said. “It was helpful to see the senior class push
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Defensive back Anthony Walters leads the marching band after Saturday’s victory.
UD’s Lewes wind turbine now in use - page 2
Mraz tickets worth the wait for students BY JESSICA SORENTINO Student Affairs Editor
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Sophomores Portland Small and Emily Holko arrived at Trabant Univeristy Center at 5:45 a.m. to wait for Jason Mraz tickets.
At 7 a.m., Trabant University Center is usually empty and quiet, with the exception of university staff members starting their workday and a few students stopping by for breakfast before class. However, on Friday, hundreds of excited students packed into the student center, waiting for Jason Mraz tickets to go on sale at 10 a.m. Sophomores Portland Small and Emily Holko arrived especially early in
order to secure the first-place spot at the box office window. “For a good hour, we were alone,” Small said. “We sat outside until they let us in at 6:45 a.m.” The Student Centers Programming Advisory Board, which brings a number of entertainment acts to the university each semester, announced this summer that Jason Mraz will be performing at the Bob Carpenter Center on Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. Students with valid UD ID cards can purchase up to four tickets
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for $20 each until student pricing ends Sept. 10. Tickets will then go on sale for the general public for $35 each, and will be available through the university box offices and Ticketmaster. Caitlin Birney, vice president of major events for SCPAB, said she has high hopes for ticket sales for the concert. Last fall, tickets for a concert by Maroon 5 sold out after one week, a record for a SCPAB-sponsored concert, she said. “We have 4,000 available tickets
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Welcome to our first full issue of the school year! As the new semester gets underway, The Review is introducing two fresh new columns in the Mosaic section. Erica Cohen, our food columnist, will not only provide recipes, but also ways to enjoy the culinary arts in our community. You will also get to know our editors each week as a different staff member writes about his or her experience trying something new in our “I’ll Try Anything” column. We hope to teach our readers something they may not have thought about before. In this issue, Sports recaps coverage of Thursday’s football game against West Chester, and in News, City Editor Reity O’Brien takes a look at the Newark Police Department’s fall crime suppression plan. We hope you find something in these pages to pique your interest— whether it’s learning about the university’s recently installed solar panels or picking up some tips for your next tailgate.
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Solar: Project expected to save UD up to $60K Continued from page 1 for such a project as well.” Standard Solar, Inc. will be installing the solar panels beginning this week, and will eventually be a part owner of the systems, Scott Wiater, president of the company, said. “Standard Solar will install the solar system for UD, and ultimately we will own the solar panels with Perpetual Energy, who is arranging all the financing through their tax equity partners,” Wiater said, referring to Perpetual Energy Systems, LLC, a company that finances renewable energy projects. “We contribute some of our own capital into the project, and we end up owning that asset and we sell the electricity to the university through a power purchase agreement.” Because of the joint venture between Standard Solar and Perpetual Energy Systems, the university did not have to pay for the solar panel installation, Knab said. It also served as an opportunity to take advantage of federal tax incentives, he said. “The university did not actually have to put up any upfront cost for the panels themselves,” Knab said. “We’re paying for this project through the purchase of the power that is coming off the panels. We estimate that this project will save the university between $30,000 and $60,000 a year.” Wiater said the financing agreement for the approximately $4.6 million project will also save the university money in the long run. “It’s a great hedge against future inflation because the university knows for the next 25 years what their electricity rate for that portion of the electricity will be,” Wiater said. According to Knab, the three sites for the solar panels were chosen based on maximum sun exposure, as well as several other variables. “The locations were picked based on their suitability for solar power, and also for the type and
condition of the roof,” he said. “The more panels you can put on at one location, the lower the cost. And then of course, we chose locations that were visible as well.” Wiater said that due to the type of panels being installed, the power produced will go primarily to the building the panels are on, but could go elsewhere. “If for some reason it’s a very sunny day and the usage of that building were low, it’s what we call net metering,” he said. “That would go out beyond the building, but would most likely never leave the campus.” Wiater said the project at the Newark campus is comparable to projects Standard Solar has installed at other universities. He cited projects at Catholic University and American University, both in Washington, D.C. “We hope this is just phase one of several phases of the project,” Wiater said. “Most of the universities we’ve done have come back for more panels after the initial phase. That seems to be the trend. Once the university sees that it works and sees that it is a good deal for the university, they end up doing much more. And that’s our hope with the university.” Knab said the university does not have any immediate plans to install more solar panels on campus, but administrators will continue to pursue renewable energy sources. “We’re looking at this project as putting our toe in the water and understanding how solar works. We’ll probably look at how this project goes and evaluate whether we want to add more or look at other renewable energy technologies,” Knab said. “We’ve got so many great research centers on campus that are working on solar and other products, and it’s an emerging industry, so we’ll continue to look at how this market develops.” Knab said the panels themselves are slated to be installed in October and will be fully operational in November.
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Beginning next month, solar panels will be installed on top of Clayton Hall and two other buildings on campus.
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A 400-foot tall wind turbine, built on the university’s Lewes Campus, went into service in June.
Wind now powering Lewes campus Turbine debuted to mostly positive reviews from locals, researchers BY KATIE RIMPFEL Administrative News Editor
The coastal breezes of southern Delaware are now powering the entirety of the university’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. The university’s newly constructed, twomegawatt wind turbine was officially commissioned on June 11, bringing both a power source and a learning tool to the home of the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment’s campus. The wind turbine, a Gamesa G90, is the first of its kind in the nation, although several hundred of the same model are currently in use in Europe. The Lewes turbine boasts a 90 meter diameter rotor and a height of approximately 400 feet at the apex of its blades. The ownership of the wind turbine is a joint venture between Gamesa Technology Corporation and Blue Hen Wind, a private company established by the university. According to marine science and policy professor Jeremy Firestone, part of the revenues produced by the turbine will go back to university-led research. “We’ve actually created a clean energy source, not only a platform for research, but we also created a funding mechanism to undertake ongoing research,” Firestone said. Firestone said the energy produced by the wind turbine will be sold to the university. Then, Gamesa’s share of the revenues will go directly toward university research, while the university’s share will go toward paying back the school’s original investment in the wind turbine. The wind turbine project has received a $750,000 grant from the Department of Energy to research corrosion, Firestone said.
“One of the reasons we’re interested in putting a wind turbine along the coast is that you will get salt spray, so we’ll be able to do research on corrosion, which will benefit the offshore industry,” he said. Other projected areas of research for the turbine include the effect on avian and bat populations, the public perception of the turbine and more specific studies on the mechanical components of the turbine. Firestone said extra revenue will be generated through the sale of a certain amount of electricity produced by the turbine during higher yielding periods to the nearby city of Lewes. “It will effectively power the entire Lewes campus, and there will be a little left over,” he said. “That we’re selling to the Lewes Board of Public Works at their wholesale cost. So, they’re getting wind energy for the same price they’re buying fossil fuel energy right now.” Lewes Mayor James L. Ford III said he was excited about the construction of the wind turbine in his city. “I think it’s an opportunity, speaking on behalf of the city, for the city to participate and be actively involved in alternative and renewable energy programs that could lead to a much larger and broader opportunity for wind energy to be utilized by our city and state and possibly beyond,” Ford said. He said the agreement between the city and the university is beneficial to both sides. “There’s an opportunity there for education and research to take place,” Ford said. “In the dollars world, we’re not going to see any direct return of economic dollars, but you will have a mindset that
the energy was produced from a renewable source in a clean way.” The construction of the wind turbine has sparked some concerns among Lewes residents, mainly about noise. “There are some people that have voiced concerns about it, and certainly they have valid concerns to listen to and to attempt to address from the city’s standpoint,” Ford said. “I think by far, a huge majority of the people of Lewes support the idea, and even those that have the concerns support the concept.” Firestone said due to cost and other feasibility variables, this project will not be the first of many in the state of Delaware, but he did see it as a stepping stone for the advancement of other areas of wind power. “We really envision that, at some point, there will be a lot of wind turbines off the coast of Delaware,” Firestone said. “This is a good machine to study a lot of the effects that you’ll have at sea.” Ford said he also did not foresee another large-scale wind turbine being constructed in the area in the near future. “What I do see happening is that this will trigger increased interest in consideration of possible use of smaller wind-generating pieces of equipment,” he said. “Currently, the city is in the process of addressing an ordinance that will hopefully allow that to happen.” The wind turbine will also get a great deal of attention during the university’s Coast Day on Oct. 3. At the day-long educational event, which also serves as an open house for the CEOE, attendees can tour the turbine site, attend an “Ask the Wind Energy Experts” seminar and stop by several informational booths. “It’s going to be one of the focal
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review this police reports Surge in alcohol-related arrests during move-in weekend Between Aug. 26 and Aug. 29, Newark police made 49 alcohol-related arrests and 29 noise and disorderly premise arrests, according to the city’s weekly departmental report. Officers found more than 100 people on at least three of the disorderly premises and issued numerous warnings.
This Week in History Sept. 7, 1999: Newark approves project to tear down a a vacant factory to build the University Courtyard Apartments.
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Two females fight at Kildare’s Restaurant A female patron and a female waitress exchanged punches early Wednesday morning at Kildare’s Irish Pub on Main Street. Police arrived at the scene at 12:49 a.m. and discovered the two females had hit each other before the officers arrived at the scene. Neither woman wished to press charges, according to police. Two women fight, pull hair in the Galleria parking lot After exchanging words in Grotto Pizza, two women began to fight in the Galleria parking lot early Wednesday morning, according to the police department’s weekly report. A Grotto Pizza staff member asked one of the females to leave in an attempt to break up the suspects’ verbal argument. At 12:49 a.m., Newark police responded to a call reporting a fight in the downtown parking lot. After arriving at the scene, an officer observed the two suspects punching each other, pulling each other’s hair and rolling around on the pavement. Officers then separated the two women, took them into custody and charged them. Sex offender banned from campus Alex H. Baldwin, a Tier 1 registered sex offender with a history of violent behavior, has been officially banned from campus. According to university police, Baldwin, 39, was arrested Aug. 20 for trespassing in front of the Academy building on Main Street, but has since been released. He was given an unconditional trespass warning after making frequent visits to the computer laboratory in Smith Hall. Baldwin Police ask anyone who sees Baldwin to call (302) 831-2222. Photos and videos of pepper spray street robbery suspects released Newark police released photos and video of the two female suspects allegedly involved in the pepper spray street robbery that occurred on Saturday, Aug. 28 on North Chapel Street. The images come from video surveillance cameras at the Wawa at 1741 Elkton Road and were taken shortly after the robbery. They show the two suspects using one of One suspect the victim’s credit cards.
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Members of the marching band perform during Saturday’s football game.
in brief Public Safety plans mock evacuation of Delaware Stadium The Office of Campus and Public Safety, along with the athletics department, plans to have a practice evacuation of Delaware stadium on Monday. Student volunteers are encouraged to participate. The evacuation will take place at 8 p.m. but student volunteers are asked to arrive at 7:45 pm. The purpose of the evacuation is to ensure stadium staff members, as well police officers and EMS teams, can quickly and safely evacuate Delaware Stadium.
University debuts mobile Web
Drop/add period ends next Tuesday
The university’s IT Web Development department has launched UD Mobile Web this week, a new service that allows students to check university information on cell phones with data capability. The new service provides students with links to bus schedules, campus maps, events guides, a people search and information about Blue Hen sports. To sign up, students should link to m.udel.edu from within their phone’s Web browser.
The last day for students to register or add courses is Sept. 14. After this date, students will be charged with a $25 processing fee, and students withdrawing from courses will receive a grade of “W” on their academic transcripts. Tuesday also marks the final day students will be able to change dining plans.
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Friday, Sept. 10 Career Event: “Blue Hen Jobs Orientation” 1:30-2:15 p.m. Career Services Center
Tuesday, Sept. 7 Student Event: “Pro-life Vanguard Interest Meeting” 7:00 p.m. in 1158 Gore Hall
Saturday, Sept. 11 Exhibition: “Her Story: Margo Humphrey” Noon-5:00 p.m. Mechanical Hall Gallery
Wednesday, Sept. 8 Special Event: “Rosh Hashanah Dinner” 8:15 p.m. Kristol Hillel Center
Sunday, Sept. 12 Concert: “Robert Dick, flute, Guest Artist Recital” 8:00 p.m. Gore Recital Hall
Thursday, Sept. 9 Exhibition: “Ethel Reed & American Graphic Design in the 1890’s” Noon-8:00 p.m. Old College Gallery
Monday, Sept. 13 Special Event: “AIDS Rally: ‘Knowing is Beautiful’” 7:00 p.m. Bacchus Theater
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Newark police prepare for fall crime surge Officer presence increased in high-traffic areas for third year BY REITY O’BRIEN City News Editor
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Newark police have instituted a crime suppression plan for the third fall in a row.
For the third year in a row, the Newark police department has enacted a fall crime suppression plan to combat the surge in street robberies that typically occurs during the first few weeks of class. Police spokesman Lt. Brian Henry said the department is concentrating more officers in areas that attract university students, including the areas surrounding Cleveland Avenue, Main Street and Chapel Street. “We found that there are a lot of students there, out all hours of the day and all hours of the night, sometimes putting themselves in bad situations—being by themselves, being intoxicated—sometimes not,” Henry said. Criminals have found these areas, especially in late August through early November, to be victim-rich environments, he said. Henry said the department has divided these areas of criminal activity into smaller sectors and assigned an officer to patrol each sector at all times.
“That puts a large number of officers, not just milling around this area—they each have a specific area that they’re responsible for,” he said. “That way we know we have officers covering the entire area that we need, but we also have them spread out enough where they’re not all bunched together.” Henry said the increased police presence has two purposes. The first is to dissuade potential criminals from committing crimes in these areas. “The second is if crimes do get committed in that area, we have a lot of officers there to try to capture the people who committed the crimes before they are able to get away,” he said. This fall marks the third year of this crime suppression plan, a strategy that has proven successful, Henry said. In the fall of 2007, there were 20 street robberies in Newark. This number dropped to nine in 2008 when Newark police first implemented the plan, and then to six in 2009, he said. There have been two street robberies since freshman move-in weekend this year, Henry said. The
first of these robberies occurred on Aug. 28, when two females allegedly attacked two female students walking down North Chapel Street. The suspects sprayed the two women in the face with pepper spray and stole their purses, Henry said. Another robbery took place in the School Lane apartment complex on Aug. 31 when a university student escaped robbery by biting his attacker. The bite marks were later used to identify the suspect. Sophomore Lindsay Domino said she has noticed an increased police presence in Newark since returning to school. “It’s a little weird to see cops everywhere all the time,” Domino said. “But I know they are there for a reason. They are keeping people safe.” Senior Kane Nerys said the enhanced police presence is a positive stride for the university and greater Newark communities. “As long as [Newark police officers] allocate their attention toward real issues rather than petty disturbances, it is a good thing,” Nerys said.
Alumna wins Fulbright to study fashion in Nepal BY CHELSEA CALTUNA Copy Desk Chief
The university’s new FYE site debuted last month and is designed to streamline information for freshmen.
UD unveils new FYE website Site intended to help new students navigate campus life BY ALEXANDRA DUSZAK Executive Editor
Last month, the Dean of Students Office unveiled its new First Year Experience website, aimed at helping freshmen get oriented to life at the university. “We’re really hoping this website becomes a place where students can go to get the information they need early on when they first begin the University of Delaware,” said Avron Abraham, director of the university’s Academic Enrichment Center. The website was conceived by a steering committee that determined a website would be a good way to improve the FYE program, Abraham said. The committee was spearheaded by Deputy Provost Havidán Rodríguez and Michael Gilbert,
vice president of Student Life, and comprised of representatives from the offices of Academic Affairs and Student Life. “If you think about the First Year Experience, I think you should think about it in terms of a collaboration between Student Life and Academic Affairs,” Abraham said. The site contains a calendar of upcoming events, as well as information about academics, Residence Life and registered student organizations. Dawn Thompson, dean of students and assistant vice president of Student Life, said the FYE website embodies the goals of the First Year Experience program. “The FYE is, in a nutshell, about providing students with the support and the resources they need to be successful in their
transition to the college life, both on an academic level as well as on a personal development level,” Thompson said. Freshman Kevin Collins said he has found the website helpful. “I think it was pretty straightforward,” Collins said. “If you went there, it had everything. It had a schedule, which was good because I didn’t know what I was supposed to be doing.” Of 20 freshmen informally surveyed for this story, 14 said they had heard about the site. Several reported that they found the site by accident or said they thought it could have been more widely publicized. “I think the only thing is they needed to make it more apparent,” freshman Allen Freese said. “The information was strictly there,
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As concerns about environmental sustainability grow in the fashion industry, university alumna Bethany Meuleners believes the fashion world could learn a lesson or two from the apparel culture of developing nations. Meuleners was recently awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to spend 10 months in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal studying local apparel practices and applying them to fashion. Meuleners, who graduated from the university in 2005 with a double major in apparel design and fashion merchandising, said she wanted to study the work of local artisans in Nepal and examine how those techniques can be incorporated into mainstream fashion. “I wanted to go to a country that was rich in textile and apparel crafts, but that wasn’t as prominent in the fashion world and was a little more remote,” Meuleners said. She received a Master’s degree in fashion and knitwear design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco this spring. Her previous experiences studying in London and Peru inspired her to apply for the scholarship, Meuleners said. “Traveling has definitely affected my perspective and designing,” she said. “It was traveling to Peru on a study abroad at UD that drove me to wanting to do the Fulbright. Having a more global perspective gives you so much more to draw from for inspiration.”
The Fulbright scholarship, which is aimed at improving understanding between different cultures, will cover her travel expenses, housing and everyday costs. “They have it laid out so that you can live comfortably in the country you are going to,” she said. Meuleners debuted her first collection in February during the Academy of Art University fashion show at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. She also recently launched be.sa, a San Franciscobased clothing label, with fellow Academy of Art University alumna Sabah Mansoor Husain. Meuleners said her next collection will focus on sustainability and social responsibility, drawing from her experiences during her trip to Nepal. “I will be working with local artisans to learn the local knitting and felting techniques, and then work on how these could be incorporated into modern fashion while remaining culturally relevant and sustainable for their economy,” she said. “Ultimately, I would like to design a collection with this in mind.” Meuleners has lived abroad and traveled extensively, and she said each country brings new challenges, perspectives and opportunities. “I’ve never been to Asia, so there will definitely be a certain amount of culture shock,” she said. “But new ideas come from new experiences. There is so much more to see and learn from if we step outside of our comfort zones.”
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Education majors create RSO Technology park New group to focus on intradepartmental, alumni networking BY LAUREN MONTENEGRO Staff Reporter
With approximately 600 students enrolled in the elementary education major at the university, it can be difficult for majors to form social connections and get to know other students. To remedy this, the elementary teacher education program created the Association of Pre-Professional Leaders in Education, a registered student organization focused on networking for students within the early elementary education major. Laura Glass, associate director of the School of Education and faculty adviser for APPLE, said the group will help develop better communication between elementary education students and expose them to more opportunities outside their major. “I think this is a great opportunity for our program, especially with it being so large,” Glass said. “This kind of organization can make it feel small again.” APPLE focuses on three primary areas: students’ professional development,
outreach within ETE and social events where ETE majors can meet each other. Since RSOs need to be student-generated, Glass approached a group of ETE juniors last semester whom she thought might be interested in founding the organization. “I was amazed at how popular the response was,” Glass said. “We had an interest meeting where we ran elections in the spring and about 50 students showed up.” Glass said APPLE is aimed primarily towards ETE majors, but anyone who is interested in teaching and education is welcome to join. Junior Brigid Donlevie, president of APPLE, said serving as club president allows her to network with fellow elementary education majors. “I like being the president because it’s a lot of responsibility, but it also helps make connections,” Donlevie said. “I want to help the freshmen; it’s nice to have someone who’s done it already.” While the other educationbased RSOs, such as the Student
Council for Exceptional Children and the Student Association for the Education of Young Children, focus on community service, Donlevie said APPLE’s goal is to foster relationships among students, professors and alumni. APPLE’s future activities include major-only freshman welcome and senior sendoff events, tutoring, tailgates, information sessions and a meeting with university alumni to discuss new teacher struggles. “We expect to launch several activities every year that fulfill the three core areas,” Glass said. “We’re also thinking of having a ‘What Not to Wear: Teacher’s Edition event.’” Senior Katie O’Neill, secretary of APPLE, said she wants seniors to discuss what they would have liked to have known four years ago with incoming freshman elementary education majors. “I wish we had this when we were freshmen, especially since we are such a large major,” O’Neill said. “I want to look back and see what could have been better about this experience.”
School of Ed. starts 1-year grad program Accelerated Master’s participants specialize in math and science BY JESSICA SORENTINO Student Affairs Editor
This summer, the School of Education at the university created the Master of Arts in Teaching program, a one-year accelerated Master’s program for students who are interested in a teaching career but do not have an undergraduate education degree. Students enter the program with a content background in either math or science—English will be added next year—and only take classes in teaching methods for their degree, program coordinator Brad Glass said. “The MAT program works with people who want to be teachers,” Glass said. “It’s unique because it’s designed for people who already have the content, but need to learn how to teach it.” Glass said the program is faster-paced and more intense than a typical graduate program for aspiring teachers. The university developed the MAT program because a three-year program can be hard to sell, he said, even though there is a demand for programs leading to certifications in high school math and science education. “It’s also more focused. It’s 33 credits in one year, summer through spring,” Glass said. “This program is focused on, ‘Here’s what you need to leave the program as a highly qualified teacher, according to state
standards.’” Glass said the early driving force for the program was need. The program currently has 10 participating students, but program coordinators expect that number to grow due to a number of inquiries from prospective students for next year. “We were hearing from
“It’s unique because it’s designed for people who already have the content but need to learn how to teach it.” —Brad Glass, program coordinator
people that a three-year program could not always work out,” he said. “There is also a need in the profession for qualified math and science teachers at the high school level.” MAT student Benjamin Berg is currently in his second semester of the program, studying teaching methods and adolescent psychology. He has
an undergraduate degree in chemistry and is in the education program to become a qualified high school chemistry teacher. “I started looking into teaching programs really late in my college career, so I didn’t really know where to look,” Berg said. “So I thought I’d start with my home state and went to the university’s website. The program kind of matched exactly what I needed so I went with it.” Inspired by her teachers, senior Jenna Beatty said she aspires to be a high school math teacher that her students want to learn from and look up to, and she feels the program is a big step in that direction. Beatty said the accelerated pace of the program is attractive and the program looks better than just having a teaching certification. She will be applying to begin the program after her May undergraduate graduation. “I like the program, and I like UD,” Beatty said. “I switched my major from math education to mathematics to keep my options open. But I’ve taken the education classes here before so I know I like the way they run their programs.” Teaching is always a good career option, she said, and with the MAT program, students are more qualified and can most likely find work.
fosters startups BY KRISTEN EASTMAN Copy Editor
The Delaware Technology Park, a not-for-profit corporation located near East Campus on 40 acres of land leased from the university, provides lab and office space for companies in the biotechnology, information technology and advanced materials industries. Recently, one of the park’s tenant companies expanded further into the global market. Quest Pharmaceutical Services, a contract research organization that started with three employees in 1995, now employs 300 people, 150 of which are employed within the state, QPS CEO and President Benjamin Chien said. Over the summer, QPS acquired Xendo Drug Development, a Netherlands-based contract research organization. This acquisition furthered the company’s international presence, serving as an addition to its location in Taiwan. Chien said he intends to keep the company’s headquarters located at the Delaware Technology Park as it continues to expand. Chien said the state has favorable corporate laws and provides companies with funding for employee training as well as benefits for hiring within the state. “Delaware is a very comfortable home for us,” Chien said. The Delaware Technology Park was created in 1992 out of a recommendation from the HighTechnology Task Force assembled by then-Governor Mike Castle. The park is a joint initiative between the state, the university and the private sector to invest in the state’s biotechnology, information technology and advanced materials industries, Michael Bowman, the president and chairman of the Delaware Technology Park, said. Bowman said the park is an asset to the initiative’s participants for various reasons. “The state expects jobs, the university expects high-end research and a place for interns, the private sector wants to be near the help— it might be equipment, it might be interns, it might be access to intellectual property,” Bowman said. While the corporation houses companies in every stage of development, it provides special resources for entrepreneurs and
startup companies, he said. The lab and office space in the park is competitively priced and tenants are provided with a network of other resources necessary for their success. The Delaware Technology Park is partnered with groups like First State Innovation, a group that helps entrepreneurs and companies in early-stage development find funding. The park is also partnered with the Delaware Small Business and Technology Development Center, which provides business support to companies. “We connect people, ideas and money,” Bowman said. The park houses 54 companies and employs more than 750 people. University professors and graduates have started many of the companies located in the park, and former and current students make up a large number of the employees, Bowman said. He said a key factor in the success of the park is its closeknit community. In addition to the resources that come from the state, university and private sector, the tenants of the facility are resources for each other. “Everybody here has been through the startup process, everybody knows little pieces of information that make it so much easier,” said Kenneth James, director of technology at Supercritical Fluid Technologies and tenant at the Delaware Technology Park. James, who received his doctorate from the university, said he started Supercritical Fluid Technologies with one office and subleased lab space from other tenants. He now has his own corridor of the facility and is subletting some of his lab space to other tenants. Senior Laura Stimson interned during the second semester of her junior year at DelawareBio, a biotechnology trade association located in the park. Stimson, a marketing major, was in charge of planning events for DelawareBio, including a life science job fair. Stimson said the most beneficial aspect of her internship was the networking opportunities. “I met a lot of people doing my job. I met CEOs, presidents of companies, even the governor,” Stimson said. “A lot of the bioscience companies in Delaware are well networked. I was able to walk away with all of these contacts.”
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Pop culture teaches, fuels discussion in classrooms Professors use ‘Daily Show,’ ‘South Park’ to reinforce concepts, keep students engaged BY LAUREN ZAREMBA and KELSEY KERRIGAN The Review
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Philosophy professor Richard Hanley uses “South Park” in his lectures.
It’s not often that one gets to watch television in a college class, but many professors at the university are now making good use of available media and pop culture clips to compete for their students’ attention in a highly visual world. Communication professor Danna Young said she often uses video clips from movies and television shows such as “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to help her students gain a greater understanding of the coursework. “A lot of my classes are about mass media,” Young said. “I firmly believe using movie clips and television help in communication classes to explain theories that tend to be more abstract. I love the whole ‘show not tell’ method of teaching.” She said keeping a balance of video clips and group discussion is vital. “It’s tricky to keep the students’ attention while teaching such abstract ideas,” Young said. “I find it easier to watch a clip, let them think about it, ground it and then relate it to their life.” Philosophy professor Richard
Hanley uses pop culture icons, such as the television show “South Park,” as the foundation for his classes. Hanley’s background in pop culture can be traced back to his years as a graduate student at the University of Maryland. He said his way to get “bums on seats” is to relate coursework to subjects that interest his students, even if his colleagues do not always agree with his methodology. “Fellow teachers were not very fond, so I found myself keeping busy with other projects until I got tenured here at UD,” Hanley said. “I received an offer I could not pass down from Warner Bros. to publish a book relating to my teachings on “The Matrix.” Writing the first philosophy of pop culture book basically jump started me back into teaching.” Hanley said his most recent class based around South Park confronts problems and issues such as evil, drug usage in sports, cloning and euthanasia. One of his favorite episodes, “Best Friends Forever,” related to the case of Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman whose husband and parents battled over keeping her on life support. “I believe that this ‘South Park’ episode did a better job covering the major issues of euthanasia than any
major media outlet,” he said. “No one in the media will call anyone out about serious life issues. What my teachings include is looking at what people believe and if it’s any good.” Junior Rich Dodge previously took one of Hanley’s pop culture classes in 2009 and said it was everything he expected and more. Dodge said he hopes the university will continue to offer courses based on similar pop culture icons. “I have been a long-time ‘South Park’ fan, but even if I wasn’t, the satire was great for drawing important philosophy issues and metaphors to life,” Dodge said. “We started off with a clip, and then did some reading, but we were graded on our essays.” Despite the success some professors have had in using pop culture in the classroom, Young said professors should proceed with caution. “Sometimes one can use too many pop culture references and go overboard. You have to stay away from the flashy graphics and stick to the small snippets or you will shoot yourself in the foot,” she said. “Without them, and I have taught without, I could not introduce ideas in a hyper-visual life.”
New crosswalk aimed at keeping Ag students safe BY NICOLE BECKER Staff Reporter
For more than a year, the Delaware Department of Transportation and the university have collaborated on the installation of a safer crosswalk for students of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the intersection of Route 72 and Farm/Webb Lane. On Aug. 6, the new crosswalk, the High-intensity Activated crossWalK, or HAWK, was made fully operational. The HAWK differs from typical traffic signals in both appearance as well as functionality, Mark Luszcz, assistant chief traffic engineer of DelDot, stated in an e-mail message. “The signal heads are in a triangular shape—two on top, one centered below,” he said. “The different configuration helps indicate to the motorist that this type of signal operates differently than a typical traffic signal.” When no pedestrians are present at the crosswalk, the heads remain dark, Luszcz said, but light up when a pedestrian pushes a designated button on the crosswalk. “The vehicular signal heads will first flash yellow to indicate to the motorist that the HAWK is waking up,” he said. “This is followed by a solid yellow phase—just like a typical signal—and then a solid red phase—just like a typical signal, except the red indication in the signal head are duplicated, side by side.” A few seconds after vehicles get the solid red indication, the pedestrian WALK interval turns on. At the end of the pedestrian WALK interval, a flashing hand symbol and countdown timer appear. During this time, the vehicular signal head flashes red for oncoming traffic, said Luszcz. “This is another unique aspect of the HAWK - during this phase, vehicles still must stop, but then may proceed if there is not a pedestrian in their way,” he said. “In other words, this phase of the HAWK is like a stop sign for motorist.” The cost of installing the HAWK was approximately $75,000. The university bore approximately two-thirds of the total cost, while the remaining third was paid for by DelDOT, Luszcz said. “We were not willing to simply install a crosswalk, as national research has indicated that uncontrolled crossing of high speed, high volume roadways can actually be less safe than doing nothing at all,” Luszcz said. “So our first step was to make some signing modifications along Route 72, but university staff and students were not satisfied with this upgrade alone.” In order to justify the construction of a new traffic signal, there are both national and state requirements that must be met
regarding vehicular traffic, pedestrian traffic and crash history. These standards must be met in order to ensure the necessity of the traffic signal and to avoid the degradation of roadway efficiency and safety, Luszcz said. “This location was not close to meeting any of those criteria,” he said. “However, because the HAWK delays vehicular traffic less than a typical traffic signal, the criteria which needs to be met to justify it are significantly less, and are in fact met for this location.” David Lanz, a 2009 university graduate, served as vice president of the Agriculture College Council during his senior year. During one of the meetings, a fellow student, Adam Yoskowitz, proposed that the council attempt to improve safety conditions at the intersection between the school’s two farm locations, Lanz said. “We all agreed that was an excellent idea, and so I decided to spearhead the project,” Lanz said. “I drafted up a petition and we collected over 1,000 signatures.” The petition caught the attention of DelDOT, and a traffic engineer was sent to the university to discuss what should be done. Ideas were exchanged and more meetings followed later that year, Lanz said. The HAWK has been fully operational for approximately one month. Since its installation in early August, Luszcz said he has received mixed reviews from the public. “We’ve been congratulated by many for using a new, innovative device for enhanced pedestrian safety,” he said. “Weve also been criticized for implementing something that is unusual, and drivers don’t know what to do.” Lanz said he has not yet seen the HAWK since the completion of its installation. However, he said he is pleased with the result of his efforts. “The initial meetings with DelDOT made it seem as though we would not be able to get much more than a few extra signs,” he said. “A traffic light was my ultimate goal, and I am so happy that it has become a reality.” Junior Caitlin Gormley said she attended laboratory rotations at Webb Farm for the Introduction to Animal Science course her freshman year. “I have noticed the new signal at the intersection,” Gormley said. “It seems easy to use, and because the light actually turns red for oncoming traffic, the cars do stop, rather than run through a yellow light.” She said the system seems easy for both pedestrians and drivers to utilize. There are a number of “New Signal Ahead” signs and the signal itself is clear and easy to read. “I feel that the signal has definitely improved the safety of the students who walk to cross over to Webb farm,” Gormley
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DelDOT’s new HAWK traffic signal is expected to make crossing South Chapel Street safer for agricultural students.
said. “Before the signal, no cars could stop for you, and it was like playing human Frogger trying to cross that street.” Tom Sims, associate dean for academic programs and research of CANR, stated in an e-mail message that it is difficult to gauge the effectiveness of the system because students have only just begun to return to campus. However, students do seem excited to see a solution in place. “We are working with UD Public Safety, the City of Newark Police Department and DelDOT to do everything that we can to improve the safety for our students who use our outdoor teaching facilities,” Sims said. “We have been monitoring the area and will continue to do so throughout the fall, and use every opportunity that we can to make our students and drivers aware of the new signal.”
September 7, 2010
UDPD urges students to register bikes Student participation in tracking service is on the rise BY LAUREN MONTENEGRO Staff Reporter
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A 65-unit apartment complex will be built at the corner of West Park Place and Elkton Road.
Elkton Rd. apartments to open in Fall 2011 Students can find out more info Sept. 25 BY SAM SPINNER Staff Reporter
Rittenhouse Station, a 65unit luxury apartment complex, is scheduled to open next fall at the corner of West Park Place and Elkton Road. Rittenhouse Station will include 56 apartments and nine townhouses. Construction for Rittenhouse Station is set to begin in October, in order to be ready for students to move in for Fall 2011, said Jay Dixon, partner with Borcz:Dixon Advertising, the agency representing the project. “It will be the premier place to live off campus for students at the University of Delaware,” Dixon said. “It’s really going to be sick.” Rittenhouse Station will hold an on-site preview party on Sept. 25 to give students the opportunity to see a full kitchen on display, look at floor plans and potentially sign a lease. “It’s a chance for people to come out with their friends to have fun and get the lease signed,” Dixon said. “We are really hoping for a great turnout and to sign all the leases.” Each unit will have amenities such as granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, a washing machine and dryer and a flatscreen television. All residents
will be guaranteed parking, and all townhouses will have a two-car garage, Dixon said. The complex will also house a fitness center, outdoor volleyball court, half-court basketball court and free wireless Internet, Dixon said. There is retail space on the first floor of Rittenhouse Station, which is not yet occupied by tenants, but will house some sort of café or retailer, Dixon said. Newark City Council approved the zoning for the Rittenhouse Station apartments on July 25, according to Planning Director Roy Lopata. City officials have high hopes for the addition to the Newark community. “The building will provide additional high-quality apartments for the community,” Lopata said. Junior Katie Maurer said she was intrigued to hear about the construction of Rittenhouse Station and all the amenities and features the apartments will include. “If I find a location that I like better than where I am now, then moving is definitely a possibility,” Maurer said. “I definitely will consider attending the preview party to see what the complex is like since it sounds so awesome—the only thing I’m not sure of is how far it is from Main Street.”
Students take various precautions to prevent their bicycles from getting stolen, from using a simple lock or strapping an industrial-sized silver link chain around the handle bars. However, a free tracking service being offered by university police might put bike owners a little more at ease. University police developed a bike registration service two years ago that tracks a stolen bike and notifies its owner if it is found. Chief Patrick Ogden said students can go online and register the serial numbers of their bikes without stepping foot into the Public Safety office. By registering, Public Safety officers can contact the student if his or her bike is found. “If their bike is stolen and we find it somewhere or we find somebody on it, we can return it to the rightful owner,” Ogden said. During 2008-2009 school year, 82 students registered their bicycles with the tracking service, he said. The following year saw an increase in registered bikes, with 105 students signing up for the free service. Data for the current school year is not yet available, Ogden said. If a student’s bike is registered
in the tracking system, university police officers will have the required information to complete a nationwide computerized network search if the bike gets stolen. “We see if we can determine if it were stolen from a particular area like crime mapping so we can develop a plan to address those issues,” Ogden said. “And the plan might be putting security cameras in the area or it might be trying to improve lighting.” During the 2008-2009 school year, there were 99 reported bicycle thefts and 58 the following year. Between these two years, only three cases ended in arrest, Ogden said. Despite the lack of success in arrests, Public Safety has been successful in recovering bikes, tracking them down and returning them to their rightful owners. “At the end of any given school year, we have multiple bikes that we recover—some kids just leave their bikes locked up somewhere and the other bikes are discarded,” Ogden said. “We can run them through our system and determine whose they are.” Junior Frankie Lao remembers when he had his bike stolen spring semester of his freshman year. It was an orange BMX bike, and although he had a lock, he is unable to recall if he actually locked it that day.
“The best way to get your bike back is to get it registered,” Lao said. “I went to the Main Street side of Trabant and saw my bike locked up, called the police and they staked out the bike and chased the kid down.” Junior Jerzy Wlock said that he is thinking about bringing a bicycle to campus this year and is considering using the tracking system. “It’s pretty cool,” Wlock said. “If it was an expensive bike, I’d register it, and if it was a piece of crap, I wouldn’t care.” Although the bike registration has been offered to the student population for a couple of years, not many students are aware of it. During the New Student Orientation, Ogden told parents to go online and register any valuable things—from bikes to laptops—their children would be bringing to school. The only criteria are the property must have a serial number. Ogden said the tracking service can make recovering stolen bikes easier. “Sometimes kids get intoxicated and they’ll steal a bike and they just ride it to wherever they live and they just leave it,” Ogden said. “That way when that happens, we’re able to track down the owner and say, ‘Hey, we have your bike,’ and give it back to them.”
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University police are encouraging students to register their bikes so the bikes can be returned if stolen.
FYE: Website provides streamlined access to university information Continued from page 5 rather than being a little bit better advertised on the website or through e-mail.” Abraham said the FYE website was publicized through a number of different media. “We created these postcards that we’ve given out,” he said. “We’ve been giving them out every place possible over the last
3 to 4 months. There was also an e-mail from admissions that went out to all incoming freshman in the beginning of August.” Far fewer upperclassmen surveyed—four out of 18— said they had heard of the site. Abraham said the site is meant almost exclusively for freshmen and should not necessarily be perceived as a mini version of the university website.
“Obviously there’s going to be an overlap between the information on this site and what students generally want, but we really try to focus this information on new students that are really trying to navigate their way through the University of Delaware early on in their time here,” he said. Sophomore Meryl Yecies said she had not visited the website, but
thinks the collected information will improve the FYE experience for this year’s freshmen. “FYE class was boring and no one went, but if there was a website, that would’ve been helpful,” Yecies said. Thompson said the site will continue to be updated throughout the year. The major content on the site is listed in chronological order and is cycled to the bottom
of the page once it is no longer timely, she said. Freshman Mackenzie Tyler said she will continue to use the site as the school year progresses. “It helped me figure out my first days here,” Tyler said. “I haven’t been on it in a while, but I’ll probably check back soon.”
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Author visits UD, shares experiences BY MELISSA HOWARD and KRISTA LEVY The Review
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The line for Jason Mraz tickets stretched back to the Trabant Multipurpose Rooms
Mraz: Student pricing ends Friday Continued from page 1 and we hope it sells out,” Birney said. She said by 9:30 a.m. on Friday, there were approximately 160 people waiting for the box office to open in Trabant and approximately 100 waiting for tickets at the Bob Carpenter Center. Students were given numbered wristbands as soon as they entered to ensure no one cut ahead in line. Graduate student Marc Guzman said he arrived at Trabant at 6:55 a.m. after waking up an hour earlier and sprinting from the School Lane apartments. “I’m a big Jason Mraz fan,” Guzman said. “I’d only wait on lines like this if it were a once-ina-lifetime experience, like for Lady
Gaga or Britney Spears.” Junior Alton Haynes arrived at the student center at 7:30 a.m. to join his friend, who was purchasing the maximum allowance of four tickets. “I cheated—my friend’s buying my ticket,” Haynes said that morning. “I’d only wait on lines like this for certain people—definitely the Spice Girls. For Coldplay, I’d be here at 2 a.m.” Birney said although SCPAB did not advertise the concert extensively because tickets went on sale so early in the semester, the group featured Mraz on its website and members passed out free Mraz T-shirts on campus. “We’re pushing to get the word out through word of mouth,” she said.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder spoke at Mitchell Hall Wednesday about his book “Strength in What Remains,” the suggested reading for incoming freshmen this year. Students are encouraged by the university to read the book and attend special events related to the book. “Strength in What Remains” details the life story of Deogratias, a young Burundian man who fled his
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Author Tracy Kidder spoke at Mitchell Hall on Wednesday.
country’s civil war and the related genocide in neighboring Rwanda in 1993 to New York City. With no resources and no knowledge of the English language, he was homeless and living in Central Park until several well-meaning strangers took him in and provided him with the resources to survive. Deogratias, who had been a medical intern in Burundi, was able to attend both college and medical school in the United States and eventually return to his home country to open a clinic, Village Health Works. Freshman Casey Siwinski said the book left her feeling inspired and lucky. “The book shows how much helping someone can change that person’s life,” Siwinski said. “It showed me that a lot of people go through so much. People should appreciate what they have and share it with others.” In an interview with reporters Wednesday before his lecture, Kidder said the public should follow what is going on in the world. “We ought to pay attention to the world as it really is,” Kidder said. “We don’t want to join a collective amnesia.” Kidder said he is comforted knowing that there are people in this world like Deogratias who are working to correct social injustices
like inadequate medical care, and he hopes the public can connect with Deogratias. “I think he’s someone whom a young person or a middle-aged person or even an old person might find it easy to connect to, that is, to say, ‘What would I have done?,’” he said. Kidder said that while he followed news of the Rwandan genocide in the early ’90s, he did not focus on Burundi until meeting Deogratias and subsequently researching for the book. Kidder and Deogratias met through Dr. Paul Farmer, the subject of Kidder’s 2003 book “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” which is about Farmer’s work providing health care to the poor in Haiti. Kidder had been working on another project when the problems in Burundi reached a fever pitch. “I probably didn’t even pay enough attention to even know I wasn’t paying attention,” Kidder said. He said by writing this book he is not trying to affect social change, but rather change the way readers think and tell Deogratias’ story as honestly and deeply as possible. “I long ago stopped thinking that I could write things that would change the world,” Kidder said.
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Police efforts geared toward drinking, not safety
Letter to the Editor The College Democrats are running scared. They refused to debate the College Republicans this fall, even though there is a critical election this November. I recently spoke with the active president of the university’s chapter of College Democrats, and he informed me that the College Democrats “don’t have time in [their] schedule before the November election to hold a debate with the College Republicans.” We received this response despite the fact that we spoke to them before the school year began and despite our tradition of holding a semesterly debate! What could the reason be? Is it the Democratic Party’s 10-point deficit on the
general ballot? Is it because the College Republicans are one of the fastest growing groups on campus, and the College Democrats membership has declined since the 2008 election? The invitation to debate is still open to the College Democrats, and we welcome an open and honest conversation about policy if they are interested. In fact, we can do all the scheduling and advertising. All they need to do is show up. —Dan Boselli, President of UD College Republicans
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Each year as students return Street. for Fall Semester, the Newark Although these efforts help Police Department increases reduce the amount of alcoholits presence along the streets related crimes, police should be surrounding campus. focused on keeping sidewalks The police department’s and alleyways safe for university Fall Crime Suppression Plan students. is something we as students Parties are a perfect should appreciate, for it is not environment for fights to break uncommon for street robberies out, as well as for crimes like and other crimes to occur in the household robbery and rape to first few weeks occur, but they are of the semester— not the only cause in August of dangerous alone, headlines activity. informed residents It’s no news and students about that Newark is the “Why try to stop attackers who bit, host to a college used pepper spray parties when, in campus. Although and snuck into underage drinking windows for naps. actuality, they are is illegal, it is But in the obvious that it years since the never going to be will continue police department to be practiced. eliminated?” began its initiative Why try to stop to crack down on parties when, in crime in the fall, reality, they are street robberies never going to be have decreased eliminated? from 20 in 2007 to six in 2009— Now more than ever, when the police’s efforts are most the weather is still warm, students definitely effective. use their feet as a main source of With crime rates escalating transportation. Whether walking in August and September, police to a party, the bar or even a night officers have increased their class during the week, students weekend night patrolling efforts. want to feel safe on their way to They have made their presence and from their destinations. Can most apparent on the streets we count on the police to look out students frequent en route to for our safety without ruining all college house parties—Cleveland our fun? Avenue, Chapel Street and Main
“Just like kryptonite.”
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SDS plays large role in trend of socialism in U.S. Corey Shank
Guest Columnist Students should be more involved in the country’s political process. On May 5, I received an e-mail about an “Honors ‘60s forum,” so I decided to attend as my own ENGL110 class freshman year dealt with similar topics. One of the major topics up for discussion was the involvement of the panelists with the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), an organization with which I was not too familiar. After performing some research, I wanted to provide a brief and incomplete history (but one you will not learn in school) of the Students for a Democratic Society and their place in the larger detrimental trend of socialism in the United States. The genesis of the collegiate socialist movement was the Intercollegiate Socialist Society (ISS) which was founded in 1905 by Upton Sinclair and other intellectuals including Jack London. Obviously these two are very well known for their writing, but they were also both deeply socialist—London by his upbringing and Sin-
clair through his muckraking. The ISS changed its name to the League for Industrial Democracy (LID), whose student branch became known as the Student League for Industrial Democracy (SLID). The SLID then gave way to the SDS. A more extreme faction of the socialist movement, which contained many crossovers from the SDS, was the Weather Underground, co-founded by Bill Ayers, who was also a leader of SDS. The Weather Underground was responsible for a string of domestic terrorist bombings of public buildings during the ‘60s and ‘70s. While Mr. Ayers is now an established expert on education, his theological impact on the sitting president of the United States cannot be overlooked. The relationship between President Obama and Bill Ayers began in the formative years of Obama’s political career. Ayers and Obama sat on the same nine-member board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which helps underprivileged families by creating a “sense of community,” focusing on community responsibility instead of individual responsibility. Socialism strives for the decreasing of personal responsibility through the “sense of community” and advocates for the increasing of the size and power of government. The role of the government should be to protect the people that
elect them to power, not to abuse that power and attempt to control the private sector. Let me be clear that I am not anti-socialist and I believe that system of government works in some countries, but not our country. This is the greatest country in the world and there is a reason for that; this country gives average people with drive and determination the ability to advance their social and economic status in society with hard work and ingenuity. This republic was built on individualism and capitalism, but there are powerful forces that are trying to destroy capitalism as we know it. After receiving some bad press, Mr. Obama has tried to distance himself from Mr. Ayers, and only they know to what extent their relationship has impacted the president’s decision-making process. As you can see, a movement that started out as a jumbled intercollegiate socialist organization over a century ago has grown tremendously and infiltrated the most powerful ranks of the government. This administration has already proven that it is willing to take over the American auto industry and the health care industry. It also has shown that it will determine which companies are “too big to fail.” The next target for the administration is the energy sector. The capand-trade bill would change the energy policy.
By taxing any production of energy that does “harm” to the environment, the cost of energy would, as Obama stated, “necessarily skyrocket.” By relying on the government for sustenance as many people now do through welfare, social security, pensions and many other public funding outlets, we enslave ourselves to the very government that governs us. The SDS and the LID strive for bringing about “freedom” from the oppressive nature of capitalism, but what freedom do you gain from relying on the government for your income? Whether you agree or disagree with my position, if you care about the future of this country, get involved in the political process. Do research. Watch and listen to politicians. Vote on your ideals as I will vote on mine, but I urge you to really know who you are voting for. This country declared its independence from the European system of government 234 years ago, so why would we model our system on their system now? My vote will not let that happen. Will yours? Corey Shank is a guest columnist for The Review. His viewpoints do not necessarily represent those of the Review staff. Please send comments to email@example.com.
Mojo on Main’s age restriction for shows unfair Alyssa Atanacio
Alyssa’s Agenda Shutting doors to underage guests leaves many without a place to watch live music. Taking the place of what was once the East End Café, Mojo on Main opened its doors Sept. 1. With its Cajun fare and music-friendly vibes, the business has drawn the same spirit of good fun and sweet tunes that the East End Café did before closing its doors for good last spring. As a native Delawarean, I’ve frequented the spot in which Mojo on Main now resides since high school, and extending untill my freshman year of college. It was the former East End that introduced me to the local Delaware music scene and has, in turn, deeply influenced the way I view what good music is all about. So when I heard that my friend’s band was set to perform at Mojo on Main last Wednesday, I was quite eager to finally step foot into the new establishment. I was excited to know that I would finally be able to, once again, go back to the spot that I frequented many times before. Yet, as I was about to go to the show later that night, I was stunned to find that I couldn’t. The reason being that the show turned out to be 21plus.
Personally, I still have approximately a year and three months before I finally become of age, and at this rate my 21st birthday couldn’t come soon enough. I’ve always hated being unable to go to shows simply because of my age, yet never once has my age been a limitation among Main Street venues. A simple mark on each hand seems to suffice for most venues. It seems almost unnecessary to make Newark shows 21 and over. C o n s i d e ring a significant amount of the general population in Newark is college students, it is particularly unfair to hold such an age criteria. Incoming freshmen must wait until around their junior year before becoming of age. Considering that the East End Café allowed guests under 21 to go to its shows, and the Home Grown Café still does, why doesn’t Mojo on Main do so as well?
Since the East End Café accepted guests of all ages during nights featuring live music, and it still went out of business, Mojo on Main’s age restrictions seem like a risky move that could hurt their profits. I’m familiar with the 21-and-over shows at Philadelphia bars like the Kung Fu Neck Tie or Johnny Brenda’s. Trust me, I’ve been tempted to go out and buy a fake ID, but I haven’t gone out of my way to do so. However, I’ve come to terms with the age requirement, considering it’s a law mandated by the state of Pennsylvania. But as far as I know there is no law like that in Delaware, so why should there be an age requirement? On Friday I called Mojo on Main hoping to find out if the establishment expects all of its shows to be 21 plus, or if it was only Wednesday’s show that had the age requirement. When I called, the woman who answered the
phone politely told me yes, all shows at Mojo on Main are expected to be 21 plus. Since that was the case, I then asked why. She simply replied that it was due to legal issues. Now the question stands, will Mojo on Main continue to be a 21 plus venue, or will such a restriction be lifted once “legal issues” are sorted out? Personally, I hope the latter is true. Or perhaps I’ll just have to wait a little longer before I can go see a show at Mojo on Main. With age comes its privileges, but should experiencing live music be considered a timely honor, only accessible to those above the age of 21? I’m not the only person in Newark under 21 who likes live music. All I’m trying to do is see a good show, not snag some beers. Perhaps I’ll just have deal with it and settle for listening to music on my own or waiting for an all-ages show somewhere else. Either way I suppose I’m just going to have to wait before stepping into the venue again because of some baffling restriction. It’s funny; it doesn’t make sense that as a sophomore in college I’m restricted from going to a place I’ve frequented since my senior year of high school.
Alyssa Atanacio is the editorial editor at The Review. Her viewpoints do not necessarily represent those of the Review staff. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mother and son put pens together Q&A with the bestselling authors Caroline and Charles Todd BY LEXI LOUCA
idea would come along that was so intriguing we’d find the time to work on it.
Caroline and Charles Todd are first and foremost mother and son; however, they are also co-authors of more than a dozen nail-biting mystery novels, 13 of which are about Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge, a shell-shocked World War I veteran who is haunted by the memory of a man he killed. Caroline, of Wilmington, and Charles, of North Carolina, have worked together since 1992 to produce each novel, whether it be via telephone or face-to-face. At 11 a.m. Saturday, the pair will appear at Hockessin Library to discuss their success as the writers of mystery novels—some of which have appeared on The New York Times bestseller list.
The Review: How does your writing process work? Who comes up with the initial idea?
The Review: I know that my mother and I can’t even agree on a paint color for my bedroom, let alone agree on an entire novel together. How do you do it? Caroline: When you are writing, it’s the book that counts, the characters and the story you want to tell. So the personal ego has to be set aside. Writing is about creating a world that others can step into and enjoy. It’s a creative partnership, and that means we work together as a team, just as parents and their children can go into any business together. We could have been in a law firm together, or the plumbing business, where you pull together for the sake of the job. The Review: Do you always write as a team, or do you also work on separate, personal novels? Charles: So far we haven’t branched out into writing our own novels. Two series a year has kept us busy enough. But who knows? It’s not impossible that an
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Caroline and Charles Todd write mystery novels
Caroline: We had no guidelines for collaborating, so we came up with our own system, which is to work out each scene together, and then put it into words. It’s probably 50-50 over the whole novel, but any one paragraph might be more one than another—whatever feels like the right way to say what we mean. Or one can come up with just the right word, and the other could build on that. You never know. The Review: Why use the pen name Charles Todd? Caroline, do you feel as if you get less recognition? Do you feel cheated at all? Caroline: It was a marketing decision, because that’s the name that fits most easily on the spine—and is easier to read than Charles and Caroline in smaller print. Besides, Charles and Caroline come from the same Latin root. The Review: When did you begin writing? Have you always known you wanted to write mystery novels?
Peter Buffett is a musican, composer and author.
Buffett offers words of wisdom BY ARIELLE FROM Entertainment Editor
Caroline: I suppose when I was 7 and tried to write a book on the back of my father’s latest National In his novel “Life Is What Geographic map—with crayon. I enjoyed reading You Make It,” Emmy awardmysteries, and the advice you hear most often as a winning musician, composer and would-be writer is, write what you know. philanthropist Peter Buffett asks, “Which will you choose: the path Charles: Actually I did more business writing of least resistance or the path of than creative writing, and some of my articles were potentially greatest satisfaction?” published. But I’d always thought about writing—it This is a question that has college was just something I never got around to. I never gave students seriously thinking about [mystery writing] a thought. That is, not until I started their futures, Buffet says. to think about writing. And then, because that was Despite growing up as the son what I read, like Caroline I was drawn to writing them. of a billionaire investor, Buffett I wanted to see if I could really do it. A challenge, you worked to get where he is today. might say. It’s a craft; you have to learn it, just like Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO any other skill. of Berkshire Hathaway, wanted his son to find his own place in the The Review: How have you become so knowledgeable world. about a time period that neither of you have lived “I grew up watching somebody through? loving what he did and being rewarded for it,” Buffett says of his Charles: You have to do your research to the point that father. “It wasn’t so much about you are so familiar with the time frame that writing the money as it was him waking up about it becomes almost second nature. Just as we every day and loving what he was research the history, we also research each setting and doing.” travel to England to make sure we have it right. It’s He began his journey in the hard work, but getting it right is so very important to 1980s as a musician and composer. us and to fans. Buffett scored and choreographed the scene “Fire Dance” in the The Review: Are you working on anything now? If so, Oscar-winning movie “Dances could you tell us a little bit about what it’s about? Will with Wolves.” He then composed Rutledge be back? the full score for Emmy-winning miniseries “500 Nations,” and the Caroline: The next Rutledge has already been turned musical “Spirit: The Seventh Fire.” in and will be published at the end of the year. The title Since 1987, Buffett has is “A Lonely Death,” and finds Rutledge facing a case released 15 records while being that appears to be related to something that happened signed to labels Narada, Epic and in the war. But what? And who waited this long for Hollywood Records. He now owns revenge? Or is this apparent connection no more than two independent labels, BisonHead a red herring? We’re currently finishing the third Bess and BeSide Records. Crawford mystery where an orphan is in jeopardy and Along with his music career, Bess must find her before a possible killer does. he was the host of a talk show, which led to the idea of writing a novel. . “I hadn’t even thought of writing a book, but what I learned from doing my shows was that my story seemed to inspire or resonate with other people,” Buffett says. “So I thought, ‘Well you know if it’s valuable and someone can get something out of it, why not write a book?’” He says people are often surprised when he tells them he is Warren Buffett’s son because he acts like a normal person. “It’s a compliment, but it’s kind of too bad, why would it be a surprise that I’m normal?”
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Buffett says. “The book was sort of thinking if I can kind of change the mythology around wealth, privilege and success then I would like to take a crack at it.” His goal for “Life Is What You Make It” is to ultimately change the world’s view of the meaning of success and privilege, targeting people in transition. People graduating high school and moving on to college and those graduating college and entering the world have the largest decisions to make, Buffett says. “College is the time when you say, ‘What am I going to do for the rest of my life?’ It’s also the last chance to say ‘You might want to think again,’ so that’s what the book is hopefully a catalyst for,” he says. “The book says, ‘Why am I here and where do I really want to be? What have I been ignoring and what have I been paying too much attention to?’” Buffett puts a strong emphasis on doing what an individual wants to do rather than what’s asked or expected of them. He says people should forgo the common path and take the road less traveled to find success. “It seems like I’ve gotten people inspired to leave the track they were on in life that may have been what their parents, society, or they, for whatever reasons, thought was safe, secure and led to more money, to doing the things they love and want to do,” Buffett says. He uses the analogy of noise when describing the journey towards picking a career. Noise is television, advertisements, peers and society in general, Buffett says. “The signal is your own gut and voice and what you’re feeling about the direction you’re going,” he says. “In your life you try to hear as much of your own signal and the least amount of noise.” Buffett says the next step is commitment. “When you commit, amazing things start to happen,” he says. “It sounds out there but I’ve found in my life if I commit to something, other things start to work more in my favor; commitment is crucial.”
September 7, 2010
Community supports local farming
A rise in farmers’ markets benefits buyers & sellers
BY LAUREN MONTENEGRO
Every Sunday morning, the parking lot of Newark Natural Foods is transformed from a drab concrete space to a thriving marketplace. Multi-colored tents, separated by hanging yellow flags, feature an array of products that people both young and old can enjoy. In today’s society, “green” and “organic” are becoming marketable phrases. As people become more organically conscious and health focused, the rise in farmers’ markets is rapidly increasing. Since farmers’ markets sell their products straight to the customers, the family farm is able to compete with supermarkets and stay in business. “Lately, there has been more public awareness of natural foods,” says Gina Cimino, marketing manager for Newark Natural Foods. “They’re considered trendy and on everybody’s mind.” According to the the 2010 National Farmer’s Market Directory, there are 6,132 farmer’s markets in operation across the country, a 16 percent increase from 2009. Since the directory started in 1994, the number of farmers markets has tripled. Newark Natural Foods, located at the end of Main Street hosts a Farmers’ Market co-operative during the spring, summer and fall months and gives local farmers the opportunity to sell directly to their customers. Cimino, host of the co-op, has been actively involved in the Farmer’s Market for the past three years; however, the co-op has been running for the past 10 years. “It was started by a board of stewards, staff members, and local members,” Cimino says. “We saw an opportunity to bring in more local produce and increase the store’s business on Sundays.” She says in the organic food world, the produce costs more, but customers are getting an overall better product for their money. Newark Natural Foods is selective in determining what vendors can sell at their market—all the produce has to be locally grown and no resale items are allowed. One of the vendors that fit the criteria, Whimsical Farms, has been with the market since its creation. Trebs Thompson, owner of a 15-acre family farm located on Steele Road in Newark, estimates that 10 to 15 percent of her farm sales are from the Farmer’s Market in Newark. “Like all things, there’s some challenges, like
the cost of production going up,” Thompson says. “However, people are always going to eat, and since people have committed to eating locally and well, the number has grown.” Whimsical Farms sells eclectic items, such as yarn created from their own sheep and soap that is made in partnership with Woodside Farm Creamery, another local farm. Every week, they sell a variety of eggs in all different colors based on the breed of bird they come from. Some of the birds are extremely rare and they are all Free Range. “We love what we do and we love having the chance to work with customers,” Thompson says. “Many of our customers have been with us since we began nine years ago and just call us up and say what they need for the next year.” All the vendors pay a flat fee for a spot either for the full season, half the season, or by individual day. Papa’s Pastry Shop, another participating vendor at the market, contacted Cimino after many of their customers requested them to be there. Nanik Oei, coowner with husband Tom Oei, believe this is the best channel for local businesses. “Due to the economy crisis, many families are cutting down on eating out and going to the market and gathering ingredients,” Oei says. “Many make it into a family event, bringing their kids to the market and pick out the food together compared to just dining out together.” Papa’s Pastry Shop offers everything from homemade cakes, cookies, muffins and gelato to crème brûlée and apple turnovers. They also offer vegetarian, vegan and organic foods, and multigrain and whole wheat bread. “For us, this is the best thing that’s happening right now with the economy like this,” Oei says. “We need to stay in business, but people always need to have food– it’s a necessity.” Cimino says she keeps a good relationship with both her vendors and customers. She offers annual vendor meetings and two festivals for customer appreciation, one in the summer and one in the fall. They also offer entertainment every Sunday. The upcoming Fall Festival, the Co-op Harvest Festival, is Sunday. “There will always be highs and lows in the economy and I believe we’re on the forefront of this organic revolution,” Cimino says. “We even use farmers who use traditional farming methods like using horses in pasture instead of a tractor.”
“For us, this is the best thing that’s happening right now with the economy like this.”
—Nanik Oei, Co-owner Papa’s Pastry Shop
THE REVIEW/Megan Krol
A local vendor sells sustainable goods at the Sunday farmers’ market.
Blue Hen Comics helps a family in need BY JEN RINI Features Editor
Even though the likes of Batman, The Watchmen and Spiderman grace the shelves of Captain Blue Hen Comics & Entertainment, the mom-and-pop shop has become a haven for a couple whose resiliency to overcome tragedy is equally heroic. The lives of Cozy, Chris and Raistlin Sweetman were forever changed when a car accident on Interstate 95 left 3-yearold Raistlin Sweetman critically injured on Jul. 27. Every day he endures extensive therapy at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for children with his mother at his side. Even though the therapy continues, she knows it’s not going to be an easy recovery. “Therapy has been beneficial, but we have a very, very long road ahead of us,” Cozy Sweetman says. “We are going to be
at duPont for at least six more months.” Throughout this struggle to heal the emotional and physical pains of the accident, Captain Blue Hen Comic employees and family friends came together to raise money for the couple’s son. Cozy is a frequent customer and avid comic book lover. Heather Kemp, a friend of Raistlin’s parents, knew that any efforts to help the family were crucial. “No one else was going to do anything for the family so I decided to step up and plan a benefit,” Kemp states in an e-mail message. “If I were ever in a hard situation I would hope someone would step up to help me and my family.” She broached the idea of having a Beef and Beer on Sept. 11 at the VFW Post 838 to raise money to help the family, and enlisted the help of Captain Blue Hen Comics in the process of looking for
donations and selling tickets for the event. “My parents attended the Blue Rocks game with the comic shop a few weeks back, I asked my mom to ask them for a donation for the family,” Kemp says. “We found out that they all know Cozy Sweetman and were more than willing to help out.” The family-friendly atmosphere of the comic book shop is the essential backdrop for the benefit efforts. Dave Williams,one of the managers of Captain Blue Hen Comics says when a customer comes into the store, it’s like visiting a club everyone can belong to. “It’s the kind of place where everyone knows your name when you come in, and we try to talk to most people who walk in,” Williams says Kemp, along with family and friends, have also scoured the streets of Newark looking for shop donations accumulating
an array of products and gift cards for the raffle. The donations range from a Mary Kay basket and a Northside Tattoo gift card to art work that Kemp’s husband created. Kita Roberts,the graphics mastermind behind Captain Blue Hen Comics, has been leading the benefit efforts. Roberts says the donations were flooding in and shops such as Shamrock Printing went as far as printing the tickets to the Beef and Beer for free. Kemp, along with family and friends, have also searched for shop donations, but cumulating a significant sum of money has been a struggle. “We have raised money for the family, but not as much as we would have liked,” Kemp says. “Tickets just are not selling as well as I hoped, but anything we make will be a big help.”
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Sights & Sounds
Sara Bareilles Kaleidoscope Heart Epic 3/5 stars In 2007, Sara Bareilles’s hit single “Love Song” climbed the Billboard charts almost as fast as her inspirational lyrics melted the hearts of love-struck girls everywhere. In addition to conquering the no.1 spot on Billboard’s Pop 100, Bareilles was also nominated for two Grammy awards for her efforts on her sophomore release, “Little Voice.” Don’t get it twisted, though—Bareilles’s vocals are anything but little. After three years of waiting to hear what the singer/songwriter would come up with next, Kaleidoscope Heart debuts this year with as much intricate and soulful emotion as before. Kaleidoscope Heart is a 14-track diary of introspection and personal triumph. Chingy Success and Failure Slot-A-Lot/Def Jam 3/5 stars Chingy is back and dropping a new album, Success and Failure. You may remember from his 2003 lyrics, “I like the way you do that right thurr (right thurr)” from his album Jackpot. “Right Thurr” topped the charts in summer of 2003 with Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love.” Since then, he has disappeared from the rap scene, but with the release of Success and Failure, Chingy is staging a comeback. Success and Failure is the perfect album title for the rapper, as its has elements that shine and others that fall short. For one, his beats are never dull. His opening song, “The Haters,” will have you bouncing your head and moving in the first 30 seconds. On the other hand, the lyrics are
Bareilles’ 2010 hit single, and the second track on Kaleidoscope Heart, “Uncharted,” professes self-worth and determination, spearheaded by a “glass is half full” world view. The song begins with solo piano chords reminiscent of Vanessa Carlton, but the vocals that slide out from underneath the piano keys speak volumes more those of mainstream female artists. Two bars before the song closes Bareilles sneaks in a hook, “Compare where you are to where you want to be and you’ll get nowhere.” Her lyrical attitude mimics the duality of the human heart: compassionate and understanding, but at times, a total b—. Essentially, Bareilles’s songwriting on Kaleidoscope Heart is an empathetic endeavor turned motivational kick in the a—. After the love lesson mapped out in “Uncharted,” the album’s third track, “Gonna Get Over You,” puts that lesson into action. She sings of being hurt, of questioning why she wasn’t “the one,” but ultimately concludes, “I’m alright.” Bareilles has appeared at Lilith Fair, a traveling music festival showcasing an array of female artists, a total of six times. Whether it was growing up in a household with three other women or the overflow of estrogen while performing at Lilith Fair, the
rhyme or reason why Kaleidoscope Heart projects a multi-colored portrait of feminine understanding is yet to be determined. What is certain is her message in the album’s fifth track, “King of Anything.” Bareilles refuses to yield to opposition or repression, and she dismisses the incentive that any one person is allotted the power or reign over anything. “King of Anything” is Bareilles’s way of saying, “the world is my oyster, and I belong to no one’s ocean but my own.” The album progresses into slower rhythms, barely uncovering a hint of vulnerability. “Bluebird” is the final key to Bareilles’ Kaleidoscope Heart. Piano and violins softly float in and out of words and syllables until the four-minute track finally fades to silence. The lasting image Bareilles leaves is one of confidence and optimism: “Ready to fly, you and I, here we go.” I don’t know where Bareilles plans to take us next, but I hope it’s somewhere as warm and fuzzy as Kaleidoscope Heart. Lindsay Nichols, email@example.com
where failure plays in. Chingy’s voice is perfect for rap songs and he coasts on this principal, but his rhymes are lacking in originality. In “Feelin’ like a Million” every other line is “feelin’ like a million.” At some point, it fails to be rapping and just becomes repetitive. The track is still listenable because his voice combined with his beats overshadows the unimaginative lyrics. This album will give rap lovers a few new party songs. “Feelin’ like a Million,” “Set it Out” and “The Haters” show promise, perhaps to the extent that past favorites like “Right Thurr” did. There are no songs on Chingy’s albums that appear to be complete flops. His new album is definitely one to check out despite its shortcoming. Kayleigh Donnelly, firstname.lastname@example.org
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“The American” Focus Features 3/4 stars “The American” is a movie in which the slightest disturbances—literally the smallest, most instantly forgettable gestures—inspire moments of the most grave and quavering tension. A butterfly landing on a woman’s blouse, footsteps sounding in a cobbled alley or a man in a café taking an unusually long sip from his coffee, coincide with the uneasy violin music and George Clooney’s stony expression. Some of these moments succeed in surprising us with the sudden advent of instant fear, and at their best they create a genuine sense of spiritual desolation; but at their worst, at their most superfluous, they seem more like a crutch or a stale reflex. Despite this film’s obvious intelligence and even daring—I can’t recall any widely released film in recent memory that was as restrained and meditative these little moments are really all that The American has going for it. George Clooney plays Jack, an extremely dour man. Details about him are sparse—we know he is an American, he is some kind of hitman/gunsmith who might be losing his crucial edge, people want him dead, he likes a good coffee and he enjoys the company of an attractive woman. While on a mission in Italy to prepare a custom weapon presumably to be used for an assassination, he chats with a priest, falls in love with a local prostitute and avoids anonymous hatchet-men seeking his demise. All of that may sound way more dramatic and plot driven than it actually is, which is regrettable because “The American” would have probably been a lot more compelling if there was more of a story about the protagonist. I appreciate restraint in filmmaking; it shows respect for the intelligence and the attention span of the audience, and there’s way too little of it in the mainstream film market. Unfortunately, there is such a thing as too much restraint. In “The American,” sparseness lapses into impoverishment—and understatement into boredom. Eric Sweder, email@example.com
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“Going the Distance” New Line Cinema/Warner Bros.P 1/4 stars Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in this romantic comedy about long distance relationships and the struggles between two people who will do anything to stay together. Erin (Barrymore) and Garrett (Long) seem destined for each other when they hit it off at a bar in New York City, but unfortunately Erin faces an unpleasant caveat—she’s leaving New York and is heading home to San Francisco in six weeks. It’s “500 Days of Summer” meets “The Break-Up” from there on out, and no amount of cutesy banter could possibly redeem the film. We follow Erin and Garrett as they attempt to keep their romance alive while they deal with mutual temptations and the 3,000 miles between them. Long’s comedic timing and subtle charm far outshine Barrymore’s, which were exhausted somewhere between “E.T.” and “Never Been Kissed.” The film plays on romantic stereotypes and quintessential awkward moments— the morning after, nosy and annoying roommates and one-armed side hugs. The plot is episodic, and the visuals have the vibe of a music video. The film sets itself up as the romantic journey between two lovers, but it ultimately falls flat. Barrymore and Long have on-screen chemistry to be sure, but
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the plot is pushed too far and too fast until the conversations are entirely frivolous and hardly even funny—like pushing someone down a dangerously steep hill. Sure the rolling is funny, but who wants to see the mess at the bottom? Unfortunately, the most amusing moments were in the trailer, leaving us to watch the remains of a desperate scriptwriter scrounging for material, settling too often for bottom-of-the-barrel d— jokes, instead of a convincing, let alone engaging dialogue. For a comedy about going the distance, “Going the Distance” inadvertently goes nowhere and fails to meet anybody halfway. Rachel Diehm, firstname.lastname@example.org Photo courtesy of New Line Cinema
September 7, 2010
I’ll try anything
Each issue, a Review staffer tries something they have never done before. This week, Managing Mosaic Editor Zoe Read recounts her first time staying in a hostel. A whole month in Italy—sounds like a dream, right? I was excited about my study abroad trip in Italy—the art, the iconic buildings and the food. However, the one thing that scared me was living in a hostel. I didn’t know what to expect. Sharing a room with several people—not to mention bugs, starving to death because there is no good food and shivering under a thin blanket, not wanting to shut my eyes—these are some things that entered my mind before I hopped on the plane. After an adventurous and jawdropping weekend in Rome, the other students and I arrived in the breathtaking hill town of Cortona, Italy, where we would be staying for the majority of the trip. There is something about the Tuscan breeze—the cool air on a hot day that feels soft against the tanning cheek. Colors of bright red illuminate off the masses of poppies, while the rows of green trees tower above. Far across I see the hills and the mountain tops, and below are numerous fields, including rows of olive trees—ready to bear the delicious olive oil of Italy. The view eased my mind somewhat, until I was standing at the bottom of a steep hill that seemed to magically grow taller in my mind, and I was wondering how I would carry up my suitcase that was so big I could fit inside. Stretching out my arms, thanks to the heavy wheeling suitcase, I thought this was not a good start to hostel living. I have never lived in a dorm, and was therefore not prepared for the days to come. For the first couple nights, I was a little homesick, partly because I missed my comfortable bed and warm home. The room was not cozy—it was long and narrow, the walls were an insipid white, and there were rows of uniform bunk beds and closets that reminded me of 1950s conformism. Not to mention, I didn’t have the luxury of walking around barefoot because otherwise my feet would be black. I chose the bed at the end of the room, right near the window, which made the room a little warmer when opened. However, at night time, the room was a little scary—ever seen the film “Hostel?” The room was eerie at night, and it was so dark that my eyes never adjusted. If I decided to go to bed early alone I would keep the shutters open in hope of being saved by the slightest pierce of light. Perhaps more scary were the bugs that enjoyed our living arrangements. I could not function until all the bugs (mostly moths) were out of the room, and luckily for me, one of my roommates had a talent for catching them. After a good night’s sleep on my first night, thanks to jet lag, I had my first shower experience in a hostel in the morning. I feared sharing the shower with several people and always stuck my head out of the curtain before hopping out and quickly grabbing my towel robe. The worst bug moment also happened in the shower room. One evening my roommates came back to the bedroom saying a slug was in the showers. I freaked out and considered showering on the men’s floor, which we had done the night the lights went out in the shower room. Fortunately, there were only two boys from our study abroad trip on that floor. An hour later, the girls swore to me that the slug had gone back down the drain, and I tentatively walked
Five other girls shared this room with me this summer in Italy. down to the room. I watched the drain the whole time I showered that evening—and maybe for a couple evenings afterwards. However, at least slugs can’t argue with you. One of the difficult things about staying in a hostel for an entire month is sharing a narrow room with five other girls, all with different personality types. For the most part, we all got along, but sometimes we drove each other insane. Certain people’s personalities did not mix well with mine, but I learned from a good friend to treat everyone with kindness. I also had to respect everyone’s opinions, and surprised myself that I, a liberal feminist, could become good friends with a conservative. This doesn’t mean that I had to suppress my feelings and annoyance, just that me and my roommates had to learn how to get along because we wanted to enjoy our stay at the hostel. Slowly but surely, I learned how to make the most of what was given to me. Every time I looked up that steep hill that led to my hostel I thought about the pizza I ate that afternoon and looked at it as an exercise opportunity. Instead of looking at the drab bedroom, I looked at the view from the window. I even forgot about the slug in the bathroom—one of my roommates and I even sang songs from various musicals in the shower. Unfortunately, she can sing and I could make dogs howl. One night, before going to bed, I saw an unholy bug flying around the room and I tried everything to get it out, but I gave up and went to bed. I missed my home, I missed my luxuries, and I didn’t have a phone or even internet in the hostel, but I learned that we were all in this together. When my study abroad group first arrived at the hostel, we were the only visitors. We owned that hostel—we were the boss. We consumed our dinners every night at the hostel, especially the delicious pasta with zucchini, and we enjoyed the company of the owner, Sergio, and the
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dinner lady, Oliviana. However, our attitude and time being spoiled was torn apart when a group of Swiss teenagers arrived in the hostel. I began to appreciate my roommates even more! This was not a duel—it was the Swiss invasion. We were outnumbered by teenagers who took over the bathroom as if it was their own. Hair dryers and makeup and who knows what were sprawled across the floor, and I was once more horrified by the shower room when the floors were black with dirt. Even worse was waking up at 7 a.m. to the sounds of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” sung by the brats. This is all a part of living in a hostel— dealing with these issues and overcoming my fears was worth it. Sucking it up for a month in exchange for meeting interesting people and spending my time in a beautiful country, full of history and culture, is fine by me. Yes, I was scared at first, but I became less prissy and less snobby as time went on, and focused on the rewarding experience that was given to me. The hostel stopped being a hostel— it became a home—and after spending weekends away in other cities, I was always happy to be on the bus towards my home that was no longer a stranger to me. —email@example.com
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Growing up with a brother who was in the band Valencia helped me experience the world of music from a closer perspective and influenced my fashion aesthetic. Warped tours, Bamboozles, and shows in Philadelphia were regular family outings that inspired Megan Soria my fashion outlook. However, Columnist this past summer, my other brother, Mel, introduced me to another industry and gave me an experience in different artistic realm of the fashion world—film. Mel is an apprentice director in Los Angeles, and when he arranged for me to work as a wardrobe assistant on a friend’s independent feature film, “Not Waving but Drowning,” in New York City, I leaped at the opportunity. Fashion has always been a hobby for me. It’s something I like to play around with, but for the most part after I create an outfit and wear it, I forget about it. That all changed for me when, as a wardrobe assistant on a feature film, clothes actually became my job. They were all I ever thought about because in a movie they play a large part in the storytelling. There were many things to consider on the job as a wardrobe assistant—the actors have to feel comfortable, and it’s crucial to stay within budget—yet the most critical goal for a costume stylist was to deliver the director’s vision of the characters. I learned that movies and fashion go hand-inhand. While shopping for clothing options, I had to step back and learn to think solely for the character, detaching my personal preferences while still having input. There were many occasions where I had to keep asking myself “If I were [this character], would I wear this?” If we chose something that was a little corny, over the top, or too simple there was a reason behind it. At one point the costume stylist, Amelia, guided me through dress racks in the store Topshop, discussing out loud if the character “Adele” would wear any of them. A customer later stopped me and asked “Sorry if this is rude, I overheard you talking—but are you guys personal shoppers or something?” In a way that’s what we were—personal shoppers selecting clothes that would suit these fictional characters and flatter the real actors’ bodies. The only difference was, the clothes also needed to tell a story. One of the main pieces we had to find was something the character Adele would wear out to a club. It would be shown in a good number of scenes in the movie. My first pulls consisted of short, flirty, pretty and stylish going out dresses. There were a variety of great colors, and I’ll admit they were styles I’d buy to wear for myself. The problem was the options weren’t telling the story. In the script, Adele packs up and leaves her small and plain hometown in Florida for New York City. As a result, something “perfect” for New York City wouldn’t fit her character. Adele needed something that conveyed her situation: that she might have been stylish back in Florida, but she’s not quite up to snuff for the New York City fashionistas. We ended up using a mainstream black dress from Express. The dress was from Express because it may have been one of the few trendy and accessible stores back in Adele’s small hometown. We used a stereotypical color, black, which comes to mind for NYC. And last but not least, the dress was a bit cheesy and mainstream because it was Adele’s first night out in town, so her New York style wasn’t fully developed yet. What some would think was a normal dress just thrown onto the character, was in reality a piece that had a lot of thought put into it. Sometimes people don’t realize there’s meaning behind the wardrobe in a movie, but subconsciously they can understand the character more because of them. Clothes are tools in telling a story. Your wardrobe can hint or hide the type of person you are if you allow it. If you are feeling spunky or adventurous, then show it with funky shoes or a fantastic accessory. If you are feeling practical or shy, express it with muted colors or simple pieces. You’re the author of the story that you want your clothing to tell. So the next time you put something on, remember to use the power of fashion. —email@example.com
22September 7, 2010 Catherine Rooney’s opens on Main Street LANA SCHWARTZ Copy Editor
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Colleen Broomall graduated in 2005 and is now an actress.
UD alumna hits the big screen BY LAUREN BOOTS Staff Reporter
27-year-old Colleen Broomall has interviewed celebrities ranging from Justin Bieber to Lindsay Lohan. Originally from Tea Neck, N.J, Broomall had done some TV acting as a child–a career she left behind to enjoy a more typical childhood. After graduating from the university in 2005, Broomall moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in entertainment reporting, where she worked for Tiger Beat magazine. After the death of her brother in 2007, Broomall made her way back home to the East Coast. Unsure of what her next move would be, she stumbled upon an advertisement for an extra in a basketball movie and decided to pursue the opportunity. “I love basketball and I grew up
playing with my brothers,” Broomall says. “I figured, why not? I could use extra work and it could be fun experience.” Her audition as an extra would land her a speaking part in the film, a rare yet lucky opportunity, Broomall says. The film, “The Winning Season,” starring Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts and Rob Corddry, is a story about a man who gets a second chance at life when he gets a job as a girls’ basketball coach at a local high school. Broomall plays a 16-year-old girl on an opposing team, who bullies other players. “It was really funny because Emma Roberts is one of the stars in the movie, and I actually interviewed her twice when I worked for Tiger
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If you haven’t seen the new building that’s sprung up on Main Street—or heard from one of your friends—Catherine is coming. On Monday, Catherine Rooney’s bar and restaurant joined the ranks of favorite university student haunts like Grotto’s, Klondike Kate’s and Deer Park. Catherine Rooney’s, a popular Wilmington Irish pub, has a location in Trolley Square for seven years, but Joe McCoy, one of the owners of the restaurant and bar, says he’s excited about the opening of the Newark location. “We love the vibe that’s on Main Street,” McCoy says. “We love the sense of community that’s on Main Street, and we like the partnership that goes on between the university and the business owners.” Staying true to the restaurant’s roots is something that’s important to McCoy, who has been in the restaurant business for approxiately 20 years. The restaurant’s chef, Damian Durnin, is a traditional chef who was trained in Ireland, so the food is authentic as well as the decor, McCoy says. “The building is what you’d see if you went to Ireland to go to an Irish pub,” he says. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and the menu features traditional
Catherine Rooney’s new location on Main Street. Irish foods like Shepherd’s Pie, Braised Corn Beef and Cabbage, and Guinness Stew. The restaurant also includes classic favorites like burgers, ribs and Philly cheese steak. McCoy thinks this variety will set Catherine Rooney’s apart from other bars on Main Street. In spite of the popularity of Catherine Rooney’s in Trolley Square, the development of the bar was met with some opposition. According to the minutes of the July 27, 2009 Newark City Council
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Meeting, residents of the Washington House had serious objections to the opening of another bar on Main Street. The council was also presented with a petition that stated that 29 out of the 30 residents of the Washington House were against any new businesses that wanted to remain open after midnight, with one remaining neutral. Despite the residents of the
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‘Black Hawk Down’ author joins UD faculty BY LAUREN ZAREMBA News Features Editor
Mark Bowden has accomplished a lot in his life—his bestselling book “Black Hawk Down” was made into a feature film, and his writing has been featured in some of the country’s most respected publications. Now, he’s adding something new to the list—a University of Delaware professor. Bowden was employed as a full time staff writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer until 2004, and continued to write a monthly column until earlier this year. During his time at the Inquirer, Bowden penned a number of books, including “Killing Pablo: A Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw” and “Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War,” which spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. Bowden was approached by his friend, university professor, Ben Yagoda, while Bowden was still an adjunct professor in the journalism department at his alma mater, Loyola University in Baltimore. “Ben and I actually play tennis a lot together. When he heard I was teaching, he asked me if I would be interested in teaching at the University of Delaware and I told him then that I would be,” Bowden says. “This spring, the department made me an offer, a very generous one, and I was happy to accept.” This semester Bowden is teaching Telling True Stories (ENGL409), a journalism seminar on non-fiction books. Currently a national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, he says he is always working on a book or a screenplay. Although he will only be teaching one course per semester, Bowden says he hopes his stay at the university will be a lasting one. “It’s a beautiful campus and it’s a great
school. If I have the opportunity to teach, I’ll take advantage of it for as long as my schedule allows it,” he says. “I pretty much work for myself these days and I enjoy teaching. I’m hopeful that it will be a long-term relationship.” Peter Feng, associate chair of the English department, says the wide variety of classes Bowden could potentially teach will greatly benefit students. “In the case of ‘Black Hawk Down,’ it went from articles in the Inquirer, to a book, to a movie. He understands the business side of publishing and film and the creative side of publishing and film, as well as, obviously, journalism,” Feng says. “I anticipate that all of our students would be interested in what he has to say, as well as the fact that he’s just a really dynamic and nice guy.” Bowden says he disagrees with critics who believe journalism is a dying profession. “I think it’s an invaluable part of our culture and a very important part of our democracy,” he says. “The need for good reporting and good writing and good storytelling has been around for many different changes of media and technology over a century, so it’s not going to go away.” Bowden says young people who are interested in journalism should not worry about finding a job. They should just concentrate on how to do the work—how to tell stories accurately and well across a variety of mediums. “Right now the newspaper business is in decline,” Bowden says. “It may or may not disappear as a paper product, but there’s no doubt in my mind that journalistic institutions will exist in many forms.” For young journalists, standing out in the crowd is important, Bowden says, especially since there is such a variety of media with which to do it. “I meet young people all the time who are carving out interesting careers,” Bowden says. “I think that the pathways to success in journalism are not as clear as they were when I started 30 or
40 years ago.” This kind of career freedom, he says, was also a reason he found the university’s offer so attractive. Bowden has the rare opportunity to create and teach his own course, which is why he likes it so much. “I look upon a semester as an opportunity to engage in a course of study—for my own sake as much as for my students,” Bowden says. “So for me, that’s part of the fun of it. It’s kind of like taking a graduate course, but I let my students teach me.”
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Famed author Mark Bowden is teaching a class at the univeristy this year.
Alumna: from print to film Continued from page 22 Beat,” she says. “It’s kind of ironic that I’m now alongside her in the movie.” The success in Broomall’s career is of no surprise to Ralph Begleiter, who was one of Broomall’s journalism professors during her senior year. Begleiter says Broomall was consistently a leader in the class, always coming up with fresh ideas and following through to make them reality. “I remember telling her at the end of the class that she had great potential for on-camera work,” Begleiter says. He remembers a story she did on Café Napoli when it first opened on Main Street. “It was a good piece, and she did very well on camera and off camera in terms of writing and production of the piece,” Begleiter says. “She was very authoritative in it, she came across as someone the audience would listen to and pay attention to.” Broomall suggests getting as involved on campus as possible, while keeping an open mind about where a career may lead. “I always just kind of roll with the flow and live everyday like it’s my last,” Broomall says. She plans to continue her journalism career, working mainly with freelance writing and reporting. Broomall says she will keep looking for more roles in movies, but has no desire to become a famous star.
24September 7, 2010 Campus Cravings
BY ERICA COHEN
The door slams shut behind you as you walk into your new off-campus apartment in Ivy Hall or your new house on South Chapel street You knew living off campus would have its benefits, like more space, but as you stand there staring at your very own kitchen, dollar signs and question marks flood your mind. “What am I supposed to do with my own kitchen?” The empty cupboards and shelves indicate that it is, indeed, time to buy your own kitchen gear. I faced this same predicament last year when I moved off campus, and I know it can be hard to figure out what to buy, what to make and how to actually do it. My mind flooded with all of the fun, but pretty much useless, cooking tools I love at home. A panini maker, cupcake trays and a GT Xpress 101 Cooker (which is actually pretty awesome, despite the infomercial) are great when you have an unlimited supply of pantry goods, but as a collegiate, it’s time to get down to basics. When it comes down to it,
there are really only four items you need to create the majority of easyto-make meals. These were my first buys when I moved out and they helped me to have a pretty delicious year. 1) Stock pot or pasta pot— pasta is one of the easiest and most versatile foods out there—and did I mention cheap? Having one of these will get you pretty far. For good deals visit stores like Target and try buying a pot with a glass lid—it’s easier to check on your food and is less hot to the touch. 2) Strainer—if you’re going to make any form of pasta—from Kraft Mac & Cheese to penne alla vodka—you’ll obviously need this too. Plastic strainers work equally as well as the more expensive metal ones, so just find the cheapest available. 3) Baking tray—whether you’re making pizza (stay tuned) or you’ve decided to take that tube of raw cookie dough you love to eat raw and decided to (gasp) bake it, you’ll need this for a variety of things. I had a roommate who used it strictly for heating bagel bites—whatever floats your boat. Look for 9 x 13 inch non-stick trays; that’s what most recipes call for. The aluminum ones are cheap but usually become warped and can’t be used more than once or twice.
GARLIC & SHRIMP PIZZA
FIG & PROSCIUTTO PIZZA
Ingredients 1 roll pillsbury pizza dough 1 jar fig preserves or jam 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese 2 cups shredded mozzerella cheese 1 package prosciutto (use 6 slices) Directions
Crust:Preheat the oven to 400˚ and roll out your Pillsbury pizza dough into a flat rectangle on a non stick metal pan. Roll the edges inward once to create a crust around the edges. Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until slightly golden, then remove. Let cool for 5-10 minutes (until touchable). Topping: Spread fig jam over the entire surface of the pizza in a thin even layer, making sure all corners around the crust are covered. Then sprinkle 1/4 cup of crumbed gorgonzola across the pizza on top of the fig jam. Then take two cups of shredded mozzarella cheese on across the pizza. Slice the prosciutto (1/4 pound) or 6 slices and scatter across pizza as well. Place in oven and cook for 8-10 minute or until cheese is melted and prosciutto is browned on the edges. Serve Let the pizza cool for 3-5 minutes and then cut across into thirds (9 square slices) and serve hot.
4) Frying pan—who doesn’t like eggs in the morning? I’ve also used this as a skillet to make pancakes when one wasn’t available. Whether you’re sautéing veggies or making breakfast, you’ll need this. Whether you buy an 8-inch or 12-inch frying pan is up to you—if you’re a pancake person go bigger, but buy a cast iron if you want something that’s inexpensive but still has quality. While I recognize there will be items you can’t make with these items, you can make many meals using these four things. And of course, don’t forget to use your oven. Try buying these pieces for starters and see where they take you. When I first moved off campus it was also difficult for me to figure out what to make. I always wanted food that differed from the classic college staple of grilled chicken. Something that was kind of different, tasted awesome, but still took me no more than 25 minutes to make. Alas, I’ve figured some things out. These dishes are fast, easy and taste like you couldn’t have made it yourself—which, is what I aim for. The Pillsbury pizza dough can be kept in the fridge for a while and made into any kind of pizza you want. Here are two recipes I came up with to get you started.
Ingredients 1 roll Pillsbury pizza dough 8 cloves garlic (1 head) 1/2 pound shrimp 1 pound buffalo mozzarella 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves Directions
Crust: Preheat the oven to 400˚ and roll out your Pillsbury pizza dough into a flat rectangle on a non stick metal pan. Roll the edges inward once to create a crust around the edges. Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until slightly golden, then remove. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes (until touchable). Toppings: Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet on medium heat until the butter melts. Peel the skin on each of the garlic cloves and chop up finely and add to skillet. Pour in a tablespoon of olive oil. Take shrimp and cut off the tales and place in skillet with olive oil, garlic and butter. Stir on and off while cooking for 5-7 minutes until garlic is browned and shrimp are pink and no longer transparent. Turn off head and let the shrimp sit in skillet for one minute. Chop up buffalo mozzarella into 5 slices, then cut each slice into quarters. Scatter across the pizza. Then add the cooked shrimp to the pizza, scattered across the crust and cheese, make sure to empty all garlic from the skillet onto the pie as well. Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes or until cheese is completely melted Serve Scatter the fresh basil leaves on top of the finished pizza. Cut in thirds to nine slices and serve hot.
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Rooneys: Irish food on main Continued from page 22 Washington House’s complaints, the council voted 4-2 to approve a liquor license for Catherine Rooney’s. As of now the restaurant will only be open until midnight, but with time that can be extended until 1 a.m. Senior Christine Colonel, who lives above Catherine Rooney’s in the Newark Bank Building, echoed some of the sentiments of the residents of the Washington House. “Overall, it’s not really an issue,
everyone here is excited,” Colonel says. She doesn’t look forward to the nights that the bar is open, and she chooses to stay in. However, she is excited to frequent the bar when she does want to go out. Senior Thomas Shluger thinks that the bar will be a great new addition to the already exciting Main Street scene. “It’s going to be great to have more bar variety on Main Street, especially one with the Trolley Square reputation and all,” Shluger says. “I like the pub type of bars too, so it’ll be fun to have more than just Kildare’s to go to for that.”
Catherine Rooneys is decorated in the style of a traditional Irish pub.
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Mosaic Guides: Top tips to acheive the perfect tailgate BY KAYLEIGH DONNELLY Staff Reporter
The University of Delaware Fighting Blue Hens started the football season off with a shut out game, but while the football team was warming up Thursday night, many students had another activity in mind—tailgating. Some chose the traditional tailgate down at Delaware Stadium, while others looked for alternative tailgates such as a Wellspring event , First Friday, held on the Harrington Turf. Whichever place you chose to start a day of football, here is a list of four things you can do this fall to ensure a full season of fun.
Get a grill All good tailgates involve food, but you could take your tailgate to the next level by buying a propane-powered grill. They sell for between $150 and $200, and these portable models can be found at most hardware stores. The price might be a tad bit more expensive but these grills will last through four years of tailgating. With a new grill try a new recipe such as BLT burgers. This easy improvement on a tailgating favorite is freshman Juwan Montalvo’s preferred dish before the game. “Adding two pieces of bacon to burgers takes two seconds and turns an old classic into a new delicious creation,” Montalvo says.
Play some tunes Music is an essential part of the tailgating experience. It hypes up everyone at the event and sets the mood for the game. However, not everyone wants to risk blowing out their car speakers or run their battery for hours. It may be a good idea to invest in some speakers. The Ion Audio Tailgater Portable PA System Speaker System for iPods sells for approximately $130-$200, but with 20 watts of power and an 8-hour battery, you are set for an afternoon of music. The speaker is the perfect size for a parking lot tailgate and plays loud enough to be heard over the shouting of students. All iPods are compatible with the speakers so each week you can mix up the music choice by switching which friend supplies the playlist.
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New Game Ideas While the main purpose of a tailgate is for the football game, the games at the tailgate are just as intense, if not more so. Students let their competitive sides come out in the parking lot. “I try to tailgate all the big games and you can always find me playing corn hole,” sophomore Matt Grasso says. “I don’t lose.” While there will always be favorites, such as corn hole, which can be found being played at numerous parking lot tailgates, there are always fun new games to try. Try playing sholf. Dave Lamm, creator of tailgatingideas. com, states in an email message that the new game combines the rules of shuffleboard with the equipment and skills of golf. The game is like shuffleboard as each player tries to put the ball further into the scoring area than their opponent. Sholf is also great because it can be played one-on-one or friends can team up to take on opponents.
An alcohol free option For people who prefer not to attend the alcohol-fueled tailgate down by the stadium, there are alternatives. Organizations such as Wellspring organize events that offer food and beverages without the crowd. The event on Harrington Beach on Thursday, which started four hours before the game, was filled with eager tailgaters who danced to the tunes of DJ Amaze and enjoyed games, Chex Mix and fruity non-alcoholic beverages. Sophomore Jaimee Katz who typically tailgates at the field says the change of pace was refreshing. “The free drinks were too delicious to pass up” Katz says. “It was nice to try something new before a game; I think everyone should try something new at least once a season.” THE REVIEW/Lauren scher
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Freshman Pierce ends long wait
Shows promise in backfield BY TIM MASTRO Sports Editor
Andrew Pierce knows what waiting feels like. He had to watch Delaware’s 2009 football season from the stands, so waiting in the tunnel to take the field Thursday night seemed like nothing. Yet, the Hens’ new freshman running back did exactly what he thought he would. He cried. “It was just an emotional experience for me,” he said. “I’ve been waiting to do this and be out here with this team for a long time.” Delaware delayed Pierce’s entrance to the university, due to a surplus of running backs in its 2009 recruiting class. Last year Pierce took classes at a local junior college and enrolled at Delaware in the spring. He participated in spring training drills where he impressed the coaching staff and won the starting job over the summer. “We got him here and it didn’t take us long to figure out he was going to be pretty good,” Head Coach K.C. Keeler said. “He doesn’t really cut, just sort of adjusts, great vision, a natural out of the backfield. He does well in pass protection. He’s a 200-pounder. He really can kind of do it all.” “A.P.,” as his coaches and teammates call him, attended Cumberland Regional High School in New Jersey where he
was the school’s all time rushing leader with 4,537 yards. During his senior season he rushed for a school record 1,640 yards. Keeler was surprised he was able to recruit him the way he did. “No one recruited this kid,” Keeler said. “We were the ones that said, ‘Hey do you want to walk on and spend your own money?’ and he said, ‘Hey yeah that sounds like a good idea.’ I just kept going back and watching his film and saying, ‘I just don’t know why any other back is better than him.’” In the spring game Pierce rushed for 53 yards on nine carries. It was in this camp and over the summer where he impressed the coaches enough to leap past the two leading rushers from the 2009 season, David Hayes and Leon Jackson. “I felt that I had a great summer this year,” Pierce said. “Some great summer working out with my strength and conditioning coach and I just thought back to me and I just felt like I could come out here and do the things the team asked me to do.” After two seasons of two or three running backs sharing playing-time, Keeler said the plan is to give Pierce the bulk of the carries this season, something the Hens have not been able to do since they had Omar Cuff, who played from 2004 to 2007.
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The Hens won their third straight Delaware Invitational.
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Junior Kim Stewart prepares to serve.
Hens dominate home court Volleyball sweeps for third year straight BY PAT GILLESPIE Sports Editor
After a victorious weekend, Delaware volleyball is off to its best start since 2007 when the team was crowned CAA conference champions. The Hens won their host tournament, the Delaware Invitational, last weekend, collecting three victories. “Every game, I thought, got better this weekend,” Head Coach Bonnie Kenny said. “I thought we minimized our errors enough to win fairly easily. We made teams implode quickly.” Kenny’s squad captured its third consecutive Delaware Invitational title with a
dominating 3-0 victory over Rutgers on Saturday, which was the team’s second game of a doubleheader. The Hens beat East Carolina 3-0 earlier Saturday, and took down Sam Houston State 3-1 Friday night. Senior middle hitter Paige Erickson earned MVP honors for the weekend tournament, keeping Delaware in every game with her blocking performance at the net. She led the Hens with 10 kills against Rutgers. “Paige Erickson kept us in matches all weekend long,” Kenny said. “Someone said, ‘How are you going to do tonight,’ and I said , “It totally depends on how our middles do.’ Paige put on a blocking
clinic.” Senior captain Jess Chason credited junior Kim Stewart, an All-Tournament team selection, for igniting the team’s momentum with her bombarding serves against Rutgers. She led both teams with three service aces. “Her serving just put pressure on them and they couldn’t handle it,” Chason said. “That made everyone’s serving step up a level.” In total, Delaware had 22 service aces over the three tournament games, out-serving all of their opponents. Another key ingredient in Saturday’s finale against
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Men’s soccer changes team mentality
Delaware wins first opening game in four years BY KEVIN MASTRO Assistant Sports Editor
There is a different buzz surrounding the Delaware men’s soccer team this season, and the players are embracing it. The Hens carried over their excellent preseason by winning their home opener 3-1 against the Canisius Golden Griffins on Friday at Delaware Mini Stadium. The team, which has struggled the
past few years, secured its first opening day win since 2006. “It’s wonderful. The senior class and the leadership in the group has been wonderful,” Head Coach Ian Hennessy said. “Today was hopefully the start of some good soccer.” The Hens dominated the game early, holding a majority of the possession and scoring opportunities, even hitting the crossbar in the first 15 minutes. In the
25th minute, the breakthrough was made by senior striker Courtney Hewitt. Junior midfielder Evans Frimpong beat two defenders off the dribble and played a ball down the right wing to junior right back Kyle Ellis. Ellis had plenty of time to put in a cross and pick out a wideopen Hewitt, who headed home. “I just saw a clear opening,” Hewitt said. “The keeper wasn’t coming out so I just went in for the header.”
The Hens outshot Canisius 11-5 in the first half and could have extended the lead before the half, but senior midfielder Ben Rodkey had a shot saved from just inside the box. Frimpong started the second half right where he ended the first, at the center of every offensive attack. He was a constant threat down the left side, beating
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Wednesday, September 8 Women’s Soccer vs. UMBC 5:00 PM Thursday, September 9 Field Hockey vs. Rider 7:00 PM Friday, September 10 Men’s Soccer at Rutger Women’s Volleyball at Duke Invitational vs. Duke 7:00 PM Saturday, September 11 Women’s Tennis at Swarthmore Tournament 9:00 AM Women’s Volleyball at Duke Invitational vs. Minnesota Noon vs. NC Central 5:00 PM Football vs. South Dakota State 1:00 PM Golf at Navy Fall Classic All Day Mens’s & Women’s Cross Country at Spiked Shoe Invitational All Day Sunday, September 12 Women’s Tennis at Swarthmore Tournament 9:00 AM Women’s Soccer at Maryland 1:00 PM Field Hockey at Monmouth 4:00 PM
KEVIN MASTRO “HOME FIELD DISADVANTAGE”
I have never heard so much complaining about a football game in my life until this past Thursday. I am not referring to the actual product on the field, because everyone had something else to complain about. Whether it was the Thursday night game time, the still relatively new way to allocate student tickets, all the police in the parking lot, K-9 dogs, inflatable helmets or scoreboard gimmicks, people did not seem to enjoy themselves at this game. It showed too, as the 19,421-person attendance was the lowest since 2002. Season ticket sales are down and the student section was the lowest I have ever seen for the first game.
Delaware (1-2) fell to Cornell (2-0) in their home opener on Sunday in overtime, 4-3. Sophomore transfer Melissa LeNoir scored the first goal for the Hens, while senior Michelle Drummonds scored a gametying goal with less than seven minutes left in the game. Cornell scored the winning sudden-death goal nearly six minutes into overtime. The Hens face Rider in their next game on Thursday. Men’s Soccer The Hens (1-1) were shut out by Bradley (2-0-1) on Sunday afternoon. Senior Courtney Hewitt took two of his five shots on goal in the last three minutes, but the Braves held on for the win. Senior Ben Rodkey also had three shots. Delaware faces Big East opponent Rutgers next Friday in New Brunswick.
Kevin Mastro is the Assistant Sports Editor at the Review. Send questions, comments and season tickets to kevmastro@gmail. com.
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Delaware vs. South Dakota State
Everyone should check these sports out if they have not done so already. Take in a game, have fun and give all the student athletes the support they deserve. I really hope the low attendance on Thursday was just an aberration, despite the first home game of the year historically having the largest crowds. I encourage all the students that can to attend and go inside for this week’s game. Sure, our team has struggled the past two years, but there is a different atmosphere surrounding the team this year. The Hens believe they are a playoff team and Saturday is their first chance to prove it. People might look at South Dakota State and think a team from South Dakota can’t be good at football, but they are a fantastic opponent and I have not been this excited for a home game since my freshman year when UD played against Richmond, a game which ended up going five overtimes. Put aside all the other things and just enjoy a highly competitive game. It doesn’t hurt to make some noise too.
henpeckings The Hens (3-1) picked up their third win of the season Sunday after defeating Binghamton (1-3) 1-0. The winning goal was scored by freshman Shannon Kearny, seven minutes into overtime. Kearny was named CAA Rookie of the Week for her efforts. Delaware takes the field next on Wednesday to face UMBC.
Perhaps no one wants to see our team beat up on West Chester anymore. The game has become something of a formality every year ever since the mid-1990s. In the last few years, all of the starters are out of the game around halftime. The students do not want to stand through a second half where the team is running the clock out in the third quarter. People do not want to spend their hard-earned money on that either. The series with West Chester is ending in a couple years, which will be a welcomed change for both the teams and the fans. I think all parties involved want to see more South Dakota State-type games and less West Chester-type games. Holding the first game on a Thursday night did not help attendance. Some fans who need to travel longer probably decided the trip was not worth it during the work week. Students also may have stayed away because of afternoon, night and early next morning classes. I hope the stadium is full this week against South Dakota State, a top-ten team, for the biggest home game of the season next to Villanova. I think the way our school allocates tickets creates a problem in student attendance. Some people get tickets early in the week and then decide not to go or just stay out in the parking lot tailgating. Others are not sure if they can go until it is too late and end up without a ticket. I think it is a terrible system, but only because students are so flaky when it comes to attending games. Our football team, as well as the soccer, field hockey and volleyball teams, need as much support as they can get. It really does make a difference when athletes see they are playing in a full stadium, versus a sparsely attended crowd.
Time: Saturday at 1 p.m. Location: Delaware Stadium
About the Teams: About Delaware: Delaware (1-0, 0-0 CAA) won its first game of the season 31-0 against West Chester last Thursday. Freshman running back Andrew Pierce rushed for 119 yards on only 13 carries in his first career college game. Senior defensive back Anthony Walters led the defensive effort with two interceptions and seven tackles. (CONF.) Senior quarterback Pat Devlin also had an efficient game, completing 14 of 23 passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns. About the Jackrabbits: South Dakota State University (0-0, 0-0 Missouri Valley Conference) comes into the season ranked 10th in the FCS Coaches’ Preseason Poll. ) Three seniors: center Ryan McKnight, linebacker Derek Domino and running back Kyle Minett, were all named preseason All-Americans by College Sporting News. Minett was also named to the Walter Payton Award watch list, given to the top offensive player in the FCS, and rushed for 1,304 yards last year with 16 touchdowns.
Why the Hens can win: Delaware already has a game under its belt this season and has had a chance to shake the rust off and work the kinks out while South Dakota State will be playing on the road in its first game of the year. Delaware Stadium is an intimidating place for teams to play, especially for those making their first appearance. Devlin showed signs of cohesion with the Delaware offense, while the Hens’ defense shut down the West Chester defense last game. The Hens will be looking to carry that momentum over.
Why the Hens could lose:
Even though the Hens beat West Chester easily, there was plenty of room for improvement. There were several missed assignments on defense that luckily went without consequence and the offense had too many penalties and a few fumbles. A good team like South Dakota State will take advantage of those miscues. Minett is a fantastic player and could be looking to have a big day against a banged up Delaware defensive line.
The Numbers: 26-9: K.C. Keeler’s nonconference record as head coach. 115: The number of yards Delaware let up against West Chester. 27.8: The number of points per game South Dakota State averaged in 2009.
The Prediction: This will be an extremely tough game for the Hens and they will need the support of the home crowd in order to pull it out. Hens 24, Jackrabbits 20 —Kevin Mastro, Assistant Sports Editor
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Field hockey looks for repeat season BY KEVIN MASTRO Assistant Sports Editor
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Quarterback Pat Devlin drops back for a pass against the West Chester Golden Rams last Thursday.
Football: Hens prepare to take on no. 9 South Dakota State Continued from page 1 became the first Delaware freshman running back to rush for more than 100 yards in the home opener since Phil Thaxton did it in 2007. “It was a lot of pressure for me,” Pierce said. “But I came out, I did what my coaches taught me, and it helped.” He said he was nervous before the game, but it was a great experience for him even though he wants to improve his rushing even more. “I had a few mistakes that I can go and watch the film on,” he said. “My line did a great job and I just read off of them. I think I did a pretty decent job but I got a lot to work on.” Senior defensive back Anthony Walters led the Hens’ defense to the shutout with two interceptions. Walters, Delaware’s all time leader in career interceptions, now has 11 for his career. “We had good film,” Walters said. “I knew both times what play they were running. The first one I don’t know why he threw it. I was praying he threw it, and he did, and I was just like, ‘the receiver’s smaller, I’ll just go get the ball.’” Walters, who has rotated between corner and safety throughout his career,
got both his interceptions while playing safety. He had to miss part of training camp due to a hamstring issue and joked around at the post game press conference about being worn out after his first-game action. “Today felt like a two-a-day,” he said. “I didn’t get a lot of camp time. I probably lost five pounds today, and I’m a lot more tired than I was at corner. I don’t know if I’m getting old or I’m out of shape. I’m in great shape, I’m getting old.” Senior captain Tyrone Grant also added an interception for the Hens’ defense. Keeler said the forced turnovers add to the team’s game plan, which is based on ball possession, creating turnovers, and limiting their own turnovers. “We talk about ball security so much,” he said. “Our whole theme is that nothing good can happen when they have the ball, so we need to possess the ball.” Devlin did not have that many throws, but when he did, he was effective. Devlin finished with 14 completions for 163 yards. He opened the scoring when he found Nihja White in the flat for a seven-yard touchdown late in the first quarter. Thaxton and Tommy Crosby each caught a touchdown even though most of the focus was on getting Pierce a
lot of carries. “Pat’s just so steady,” Keeler said. “We wanted to establish the run, we wanted to give A.P. as many opportunities as possible.” The Hens did show some rust, however. Keeler pointed out that they fumbled too often, and both the secondary and the offensive line missed assignments at times. He said they will not be able to do that next week and win with No. 9 South Dakota State coming to town Sept. 11. “We had a lot of missed assignments,” Walters agreed. “It was our first game so we can kind of afford it but in a big game next week we can’t miss any.” South Dakota State finished last season with an 8-3 record before losing in the first round of the FCS playoffs to eventual runner-up Montana. The Jackrabbits are predicted by many experts to return to the postseason again this season. A win over the Jackrabbits would have huge playoff implications for the Hens, despite it being so early in the season. “Next week we got a great opponent coming to town, ” Keeler said. “We can’t make the same mistakes in week two.”
Last year the Delaware field hockey team had one of its most successful seasons in university history, including a CAA title and a trip to the NCAA tournament. Although the Hens lost All-American forward Casey Howard, they return with a strong core of players and should be competitive in conference play once again. “Whenever you win a championship the year before, you are hoping that the leftover players that you have attempt to instill the same kind of work ethic and expectations in the new players,” Head Coach Carol Miller said. Leading the Hens this year will be returning seniors Michelle Drummonds and Missy Woodie, who were both named to the preseason All-CAA team. Drummonds led the team last year with a school record seven defensive saves. Woodie was the team leader in assists, with eight, and is the most experienced member of the team, appearing in 57 games since 2007. The top returning scorer on the team is junior Amanda McCardell, who had nine goals last season and was an integral part of the offense. Anchoring the defense will be junior goalie Noelle Diana, who was named team captain and allowed only one goal in the CAA tournament, “We definitely want to get back to the NCAA tournament,” McCardell said. “The freshmen signed here knowing that we had a CAA [title] under our belt and they want to be a part of that too.” The Hens were picked to finish fourth in the CAA this year and earned one first place vote. In 2010, they face six
teams that finished in the top 25 in the Ratings Percentage Index last season. A trip to last year’s national runner-up Maryland highlights the nonconference schedule and the final game of the season comes against fierce rival Drexel on the road, a game that could well determine if the Hens make it back to the CAA tournament. “With such a young group, we literally have to take it a day at a time,” Miller said. “Beyond expecting them to come out here and work hard every day and pay attention to detail, we have to take it one play at a time.” The season got under way late last month when the team traveled north to New Hampshire to take part in a four-team tournament. The Hens split two games on the weekend, first beating Vermont 4-2 and then dropping a 2-1 decision to New Hampshire. In the first game, Drummonds led the team with two goals while McCardell and freshman Kasey Prettyman each had one. “Our communication the first day was awesome,” McCardell said. “We’re still making adjustments and it’s so early on, but we started out really strong.” In the second game, two early goals allowed was too much to overcome for the Hens,and the Hens never caught up. Senior Emily Wagner scored the lone goal. Although it could not win the second game, Delaware was able to take positives from the tournament. “We scored and that has been a problem a lot,” Drummonds said. “We have not been able to find the back of the net and we were able to score five goals. Even though we lost, we found things we needed to work on.”
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Soccer: Season starts on high note Continued from page 28
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Running back Andrew Pierce avoids a West Chester defenseman.
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Pierce currently leads the Delaware offense in rushing yards.
Pierce: RB leads Hens in rushing Continued from page 28 “We haven’t had that in a while,” Keeler said. “We’ve been looking for a guy we can give the ball to and say, ‘Ok, put us on your shoulders.’” In his debut game, Pierce rushed for 119 yards on 13 carries. He scored his first career touchdown on a 22 yard sprint in the second quarter. Even though he said he felt like he was under
a lot of pressure the whole game, Pierce managed not to get caught up in the emotions of his first score. “My line just did a great job blocking,” he said. “I ran off the hip and got in the end zone. It was a great experience for me. But when I score, I don’t get emotional about it because I want to come back to the end zone more and more and more.” Pierce also credited playing with an experienced quarterback,
senior Pat Devlin, for his successful debut. “It’s a great opportunity,” Pierce said. “Playing with a guy that’s got a good chance to go to the NFL, teaching me things that I don’t know.” Devlin was another person impressed with how Pierce responded to the pressure. “He ran hard,” Devlin said. “He ran extremely well.” Keeler said he wanted Pierce to see as many carries as possible
to prepare for the tougher competition he will see later this year. “We thought it was really important to get A.P. kind of moving in the right direction,” he said. “Try to get that first game out of the system because next week we got a great opponent coming to town.” In the meantime Pierce is just waiting for his next game. This time he only needs to wait a week.
Volleyball: Three-peat Continued from page 28 Rutgers was the play of sophomore middle hitter Chelsea Lawrence, who claimed a spot as a starter over the off-season. Lawrence and the veteran Erickson are proving to be a dynamic blocking duo. “I always knew Chelsea had the potential and was good enough to play at Delaware,” Kenny said. “She’s starting to believe that she’s good enough. She had a tough match last night and it really bothered her but I was really proud. She came back against East Carolina and came back tonight, and did some really good things for us.” Despite a resounding victory Saturday night, Delaware trailed in the first set 5-0. The Hens rallied, though, to tie the set 9-9, and then rolled to a 25-21 set victory. The Scarlet Knights never truly threatened again, as Kenny’s team won the second set 25-20, and claimed the tournament trophy with a 25-16 third set victory. Although Delaware’s record is strong at 6-1, it will be tested thoroughly over the next two weeks. This weekend, the Hens travel to North Carolina to compete in the Duke Invitational where they will face off against Minnesota, a team that went to the NCAA Final Four last year. The Golden Gophers (5-1), like the Hens, won an
invitational tournament last weekend. After the Duke weekend, Delaware will face Notre Dame, a top 25 RPI team, at their invitational. Lawrence is confident about Delaware’s chances against its opponents next weekend. “I really think we have a good chance of winning next weekend if we play our best and don’t give up runs in the beginning,” Lawrence said Kenny was impressed with how her players handled the Delaware Invitational, stating it was important to have a good weekend heading to Duke on Friday. “I thought that we showed good discipline and good temperament even when we had to battle back,” Kenny said. “This is a good tune up.” Kenny echoed the same sentiment about the upcoming schedule, which is arguably Delaware’s toughest in years. She said the confident play over the weekend could help propel the team against some difficult competition. “It’s a whole different level, what we’re going to see the next two weekends,” she said. “We’re going to have to bring our A game and we know that and that’s why we scheduled those people.”
defenders and putting dangerous balls into the box or taking the shot himself. However, the Hens could not extend their lead as Frimpong, Hewitt and sophomore midfielder Ben Raymond all had shots saved or blocked. Finally in the 71st minute, the Hens scored. Again, Ellis broke forward from his right back position, sprinted down the right and played a ball to senior midfielder Chibsah Faisal, who leapt and directed a looping header over the goalie from about 15 yards out. “I’m always getting yelled at for doing that in practice,” Ellis said. “I just decided to make the run and it worked.” Ellis contributed constantly to the Delaware attack by providing support out of the back and an outlet down the right side, and giving the Golden Griffins’ defense problems. “I think the way that we play kind of suits his strengths,” Hennessy said. “He had two assists, which is great for him.” After the second goal, Canisius committed more numbers to attack, and it paid off when sophomore striker Andrew Incho scored a header in the 75th minute. Delaware’s response came just two minutes later as they added a third goal to put the game out of reach for Canisius. Freshman midfielder Vincent Mediate played pass over the top, perfectly in the path of senior midfielder Demar Stephenson, who finished nicely. “It’s rare when you see a freshman step in from the get-go and have the impact that he had,” Hennessy said. “I thought today was a very good day for him. He did not show any signs at all of being intimidated.” The team has been slowly improving over the past few years, and is coming off a 7-12 record last year, its best under Hennessy. The Hens hope they can pull off their first winning record in 14 years. Judging by the team’s spring scrimmages, where it went undefeated and their final preseason games, including wins against Temple and American University, the team is headed on the right track. “We’ve been carrying this momentum since the last couple games of the fall,” Hewitt said. “We’ve brought it from the fall, to the spring, and now to the beginning of our season. This is a new Delaware team that is focused on winning and I think there is a bright future for the Delaware soccer program.”
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