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There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, 'It is just as I feared! -Two Owls and a Hen, Four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard!' -Edward Lear
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Presidential Search Committee and Students Welcome Candidates by Xiaomeng Li From Jan. 26 to 31, Wilson about what was important for College welcomed the four ﬁnal the school and the students.” presidential candidates. Members Leslie Hoover ’13 went from the Wilson community to both breakfast and lunch interacted closely with the sessions of all four candidates candidates through a variety of in order to know them on a events. deeper level. “As students we Each candidate stayed at deﬁne and make Wilson College Wilson for two to three days and what Wilson College is. I feel each met the community. This that the Search Committee and was the ﬁrst time that the majority the Board of Trustees realized of the community had a chance to that if the college is going to talk to the candidates. have a new president then it is According to an announcement important for those candidates from the Presidential Search to meet what makes Wilson so Committee, the committee special,” said Hoover. selected 12 candidates in early Both Beck and Hoover December last year. Then the Members of the Presidential Search Committee: from left, row one: Robin J. Bernstein; thought that the four candidates Archer~Martin Associates, an John W Gibb, Trustee and chair of the Presidential Search Committee; Trudi Warner Blair all had high qualiﬁcations and executive search ﬁrm that teamed ’76, Chair of the Board of Trustees; Julie Englund, trustee. Back row, from left: Stephanie would be able to do the job. with Wilson at the beginning of Bachman ’12, President of WCGA; Robin Herring ’07; Beverly Ayers-Nachamkin; Paula Hoover said she understood the presidential search, began the Spezza Tishok ’71, President of the Alumnae Association of Wilson College; Susanna Neale that, “some boundaries must Photo courtesy of Matthew R. McLaughlin process of obtaining reference Duke ’71, trustee; and John Elia. be set, but it is also important checks and selected the four candidates who came to Wilson in January to have a president who is constantly in contact with the student-body, 2011. faculty and staff explaining why and how decisions are being made.” Beck During their stay, each candidate had two sessions with the faculty, two hoped that Wilson’s next president would “be able to balance their time sessions with students over meals, one session with the staff, one meeting away from campus, such as traveling and campaigning, and their time on with the trustees over a meal, one meeting with the cabinet over a meal, one campus listening to the students and supporting athletic teams, clubs and meeting with the Academic Advisory Council and one reception that was activities.” open to everyone. “It was a very busy four days,” Gibb remarked, “all of Gibb said that students’ active engagement in various events was terriﬁc the candidates came away with very positive impression of Wilson.” and the Search Committee appreciated students’ questions. He personally Many Wilson students used the breakfast and luncheon opportunities learned a lot from the exchanges as well. “The candidates’ visits to campus to meet with the candidates. They asked the candidates questions and were a great success. I base that not only on my observations but also on the introduced Wilson traditions to them. The candidates enjoyed talking with feedback that we got from the various campus constituencies.” students and also asked students questions such as what they wanted to see The Presidential Search Committee received over 300 written evaluations in the new president. during the process and is reviewing the materials now. All the evaluations Laura Beck ’12 said that she met with all four candidates. “I thought are conﬁdential in the same manner as the conﬁdentiality of the candidates. it was a great opportunity to get involved in the future of Wilson,” said According to Gibb, the committee expects to have a selection for Wilson’s Beck. “They were all great candidates and they all had their own opinions next president “no later than March.”
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Wilson Teaches Empowerment, Egyptians Find Empowerment by Sarah Martin “Harraka,” or “the burners,” according to a CNN report, are North African men and women who enter Europe illegally. They burn their passports and documents upon arrival to avoid being sent back to their oppressive homes. One man, Muhammad Al Bouazizi, found his own form of “harraka.” On Dec. 17, 2010, Al Bouazizi set himself on ﬁre outside of Tunisia’s government building. In the CNN report, “How a fruit seller caused revolution in Tunisia,” explains that Al Bouazizi, an educated man, could not ﬁnd employment, so he opened a fruit stand. The area’s military shut down his stand, saying that he did not have the proper documentation to run the stand. Tunisia citizens reacted to the oppression of Al Bouazizi and his death with demonstrations and protests against the oppressive system they were living under. On Jan. 4, pressure from the demonstrators forced Tunisia President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali to ﬂee to Saudi Arabia. Egyptian citizens soon followed Tunisia by protesting their government. However, they protested on a much larger scale. The revolt began on Jan. 25 with estimates of 20,000 protestors ﬁlling the streets of Cairo, especially the Tahrir Square. On Feb. 10, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gave power to Vice President Omar Suleiman. However, Mubarak refused to give up the presidency. Government ofﬁcials and employees joined the protestors in force and by Feb. 11 Mubarak resigned and ﬂed to the safety of a coastal city. Power was transferred to the Supreme Court of the Armed Forces and reconstruction began, as well as a road to a democratic government. This revolution not only inspired Egyptian people to speak up and have
their voices and demands heard, but it has also inspired other Middle Eastern citizens to protest their governments. Iraq citizens organized demonstrations to express their concerns and Yemen citizens clashed with police during various demonstrations. The Egyptian citizens tasted the power of having their voices heard. They now recognize the power of the people to bring about change. They have experienced many things people in the United States take for granted, such as the right to free speech, the right to free press and the right to demonstrate and protest peacefully. Through these experiences the Egyptians have become empowered. Empowerment is an unspoken undercurrent at Wilson College. Wilson’s “Statement of Guiding Values,” which lists the values the College wishes all students understand includes, “offering young women the opportunity for an education equal to that afforded to young men.” One concern Egyptian citizens want addressed by the new government is the ability for the citizens to have a say in their future. At one time women in the U.S. were oppressed and not given an opportunity to have a voice, just like the Egyptian citizens experienced until recently. Wilson College is founded on principles that empower women to have a voice and to have an education. At Wilson College we are taught that we have a voice, we can lead and that we are empowered from the ﬁrst day we step onto campus. Egyptians have discovered this for themselves and the world watches closely as they develop their newfound voice.
Living on Campus Next Year? Want to Move Off-Campus? Here’s Info You Need to Know! by Sherri Ihle Sadowski
The following are deadlines and updates for this year’s room selection process. ResCouncil, ResLife staff and the Recruitment & Retention Committee reviewed and approved all changes. Students of any class standing can select any room type (double, single, double as a single). The current Blue Book states all residence halls are open to all students but you must have junior standing or higher to qualify for a single or buying out a double. Removing the junior requirement and allowing students of any class year to choose the room option that best suits them will hopefully promote more satisfaction with room arrangements. The current stipulation, that to be pulled up as a suitemate in Riddle you must have junior standing or higher, remains unchanged. There is still no class year requirement to be pulled in as a direct roommate in Riddle. To be able to offer all room types, Riddle, South, Mac 3rd and Disert 2nd will be available during room selection. Mac/Dav 2nd and Disert 3rd will be held for the incoming fall class. Dav 3rd will be used as numbers demand. The number of doubles as singles will be capped during room selection to ensure there is enough space for all residential students. Once room selection and new student placements are completed, students on the waitlist will be offered as remaining space permits. Students with two semesters or less remaining will have the ability to “squat” their current room for their ﬁnal year. So if you like your current room and want to keep it for your ﬁnal year you will be able to make that request and claim (or “squat”) it prior to room selection! (singles in South/ Riddle are the exception). We hope seniors will enjoy this perk of staying on campus. If you want to squat your room and have no roommate/suitemate preferences: you just submit the online squatting request form by the deadline; your standing will be veriﬁed, then you’ll have your room! If you want to squat your room but want to pull up a roommate or a suitemate: submit the online squatting request form by the deadline; your standing will be veriﬁed, then you’ll have your spot. To pull in your room-
mate/suitemate: go through Number Draw & Room Selection; when your turn comes up, pull up your desired suitemate/roommate at the same rank at which you would normally. An online request form will be available Mar. 1. Squatting requests are due by Mar. 25. All Off-Campus Housing Requests for Fall 2011 are due by Apr. 15 (no exceptions). As always, all requests must be reviewed by Financial Aid before submitting to Residence Life. To support Wilson’s commitment to being a residential campus, the grounds for requesting an exception have been updated as follows: o Commuters living with parents or adult relatives within a 50-miledriving distance from campus o Students 21 years of age or older who currently have senior standing as deﬁned by the College Registrar o Students participating in approved academic experiences such as semesters abroad, guest or U.N. semesters, etc. o Student teachers with special location needs o Married students o Any request based on medical needs must also go through the ADA accommodations process to ensure that all possible solutions are explored. ADA requests and supporting documentation are due by Mar. 25. Any student returning to housing for Fall 2011 must sign a lease prior to the end of this semester. Students who have not signed a lease for fall will not be permitted to use summer storage. WWC students who have not signed a lease for Fall will not be permitted to leave their belongings in their room over the summer. All other current number draw and room selection policies remain unchanged. Read the complete policy in the Blue Book, pages 41-44. The ResLife website will have all room selection 2011-2012 information posted with forms available as of Mar. 1. Please remember the following as we approach room selection: continued on page 10
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New OSA Internships Focus on Leadership and Personal Development by Laura B. Hans
This fall the Ofﬁce of Student Activities (OSA), lead by the Assistant Dean of Students, jared halter, established three new internship positions. Becky Harrison ’12 holds the Programming and Marketing Intern position, Alaina Hofer ’11 holds the Orientation and Marketing Intern position and Amanda Day ’12 holds the Leadership Development Intern position. halter says, “These internships were founded because movement isn’t easy to ﬁnd on campus. These internships generate that and help build within.” The three students who applied and were selected now have a bigger voice on campus. Although they are advised by halter, he says, “The students do a vast majority of the work.” The intern’s responsibilities include program planning, marketing, event promotion and designing as well as implementing leadership and orientation workshops. Their general duties include keeping ofﬁce hours, attending weekly team meetings, and serving as a liaison between OSA and Wilson students, faculty and staff. The interns also attend professional development trainings. These internships are appointed on a yearly basis. halter says, “These internships open up possibilities on campus. I love this program and what it stands for. It’s different and unique and no one else is focusing on what we are. These students are growing in ways so they can go out and be successful. They are accomplishing things at a younger age and providing the opportunity to do things other students are not yet exposed to. They are doing things to make a difference.” Harrison, Hofer and Day generate a great deal of excitement while advancing co-curricular life. For example, last week OSA kicked off their Leadership Challenge event. This event is a series of eight workshops tailored to help increase leadership skills. Future Leadership Challenge events will occur on Tuesdays at the Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics and Technology auditorium. This lecture series is based on James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner’s book, The Leadership Challenge. As described in their newsletter, OSA “is committed to student learning, personal development and enhancing campus life through expanding the student educational and social experience.”
For more information concerning the internships or OSA’s events like the Leadership Challenge, Bingo Bonanza, or S.L.A.M talk with Amanda Day, Becky Harrison or Alaina Hofer at one of their lunch tables or contact jared halter at email@example.com. You can also “like” them on Facebook or read their current newsletter, which is available on the Wilson College website.
Assistant Dean of Students jared halter, Alaina Hofer’11, Amanda Day ’12, Becky Harrison ’12 and Ms. Pac-Man Photo by Laura B. Hans
Payne Advises Graduate Students as Career Development Volunteer by Laura B. Hans
In mid-September, Renee Payne began working as Wilson’s Career Development Volunteer. She started presenting on-campus workshops, but now she also advises potential graduate school students. Angela Lynch, Director of Career Development says, “Renee is a tremendous resource. Having someone of her caliber giving us her commitment and time is a great service to students.” Applying for graduate school can be a complicated and time-consuming process. The application process includes requirements like writing a personal statement, taking standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MET), acquiring letters of recommendation, visiting college campuses and understanding ﬁnancial aid options. Payne currently meets individually with students and assists them through Renee Payne volunteers as new the process. She is willing to map graduate school advisor out plans for students. Payne Photo courtesy of Renee Payne
says, “Regardless of your major there are basic steps and procedures for applying to graduate school and approximately only half of the students that I’ve currently met with were aware of them.” Payne is enthusiastic and ready to help. She is in her ofﬁce on Tues and Thurs from 10:00 to 2:00pm. Students may stop in during these times, but appointments are preferred. She can be reached at renee.payne@wilson. edu. Her ofﬁce is located in Room 003 in Lenfest. Payne is willing to receive recommendations from academic advisors. She would like the Wilson community to know she is here, willing to help and that she would like to establish a relationship with the students, staff and faculty. Lynch says, “I hope students who even have not yet fully considered graduate school would consider speaking with someone who has had a full career in graduate school admissions. They have an opportunity to speak to an expert who knows the inside world of the graduate school application process.” Before coming to Wilson College, Payne worked at Shippensburg University as the Associate Dean of Graduate Admissions. On Dec. 20 at the Holiday Awards Luncheon, Wilson College recognized Payne with the Outstanding Volunteer Service to the College award. The award is presented to individuals who donate their time, effort and resources. Payne is presenting on Mar. 10 and 12 on Understanding the Graduate School Process in Lenfest 106. Look for more information from the Career Development Center. Be sure to attend if you are planning to apply to graduate school.
Residential Life Plans Exciting Programs for This Semester by Xiaomeng Li
Residential Life (ResLife) will host a series of events this semester. Sherri Ihle-Sadowski, Director of Residence Life, says the ResLife staff is excited to announce the upcoming events and hopes Wilson residents participate. On Fri, Feb. 18, ResLife will provide shuttles to transfer students to Shippensburg University to watch The Vagina Monologues. Two Wilson students, Janelle Wills ‘14 and Genna Woodruff (Adult Degree Program), will perform in the monologues. This is the ﬁrst time Wilson students are in Shippensburg’s annual Vagina Monologues performance. On Sun, Feb. 20, a “Murder Mystery Dance” will take place in the dining hall from 7:00 to 10:00pm. This event is co-sponsored by ResLife, Campus Activites Board and WCGA. If you still remember last Valentine’s Day’s “mystery dinner,” the “Murder Mystery Dance” is very similar. Sadowski said, “the event will be a 1950s/60s style. There will be DJ playing music. We encourage students to dress up for it. They can sign up for a role outside the Post Ofﬁce soon.” Students who are not “part of the murder” will try to ﬁgure out the murderer is. Stephanie Greaney and Melissa Murphy are the RAs in charge of the event. A Lock-in/Self-Defense workshop will be on Fri, Mar. 4 in Laird Hall.
Professionals from the Tactical Combat Academy of Mixed Martial Arts will teach students self-defense skills. There will be a dance pool with a DJ and a space geared toward the Women with Children program participants. “It is a lock-in event and sleep over sort of deal,” said Sadowski, “and there will deﬁnitely be a lot of food.” For more information, contact RAs Rachel Wachter and Melissa Murphy. On Tue, April 5, ResLife will take students to Shippensburg University again and participate in “Take Back the Night.” This is a 20-year-old program held by Shippensburg University Women’s Center to raise awareness of violence against women, and Wilson is co-sponsoring this time. “There will be speakers talking about women being brave and free from the fear of violence. Later people will hold candles and walk around campus,” said Sadowski. In addition, on Thurs, April 7, “WCGA will provide shirts. Students can design them to commemorate the victims or survivors of violence against women,” Sadowski continued, “it doesn’t have to be themselves. Students can design for people they know who are victims of violence. There will also be RAs and counselors in the WCGA room to assist students.” The shirts that students design will be exhibited on campus and then be displayed at Shippensburg University for a week from April 11 to 18.
Fire Alarm Sprinkler System Failure Floods Lenfest Commons by Laura B. Hans
Wilson students help clean up the ﬁre drill mess Photo courtesy of Chambersburg Fire Department
On Thurs, Feb. 10, during the regularly scheduled ﬁre drill, the ﬁre sprinkler system activated, releasing water on the ground ﬂoor and ﬁrst ﬂoors of Lenfest Commons. Although the exact problem could not be pinpointed, there was a fault within the computer program causing both
the alarm system and the sprinkler system to activate. The sprinkler system functions with a computerized ﬁre detection device. Nitterhouse Alarm Company, an outside contractor, evaluated the system and determined there was a corruption, but could not locate the exact problem. The Chambersburg Fire Department, who was already present for the drill, shut off the water. The Chambersburg Fire Department members, Wilson College students, Franklin Fire Company, Marion Fire Company, Caroline Perkins, Mike Small, Ralph Brennan, Tom Faith and many others joined the clean up efforts. Units were on the scene for roughly an hour. Jack Kelly, Director of Facilities Management says, “Everybody involved in the clean up did an excellent job and we appreciate the help. The students were really excellent.” Furniture and carpets were removed and the water was also removed. Fans were later set in place for mold prevention. Nitterhouse Alarm Company will be on site during the next ﬁre drill to ensure it runs smoothly. Kelly is also looking into changing the sprinkler system to an open head system. The open head system sprinklers are set off by heat instead of a ﬁre detection device. Kelly must receive approval from the ﬁre marshal prior to their full consideration and installation.
Stabler Foundation Awards Wilson $1,000,000 for Scholarships by Alyse Lynch
Wilson College recently received a $1,000,000 grant from the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation. Awarded on Dec. 21, this grant will assist students ﬁnancially. The money received will beneﬁt students who possess both ﬁnancial need and academic ability. Without this grant, they might not be able to afford tuition at Wilson College. Students who beneﬁt from the Stabler Grant receive an obligation as well. These students are expected to contribute to the grant after graduation to beneﬁt future students. This is not a legal obligation, but a moral one In October 2008, Wilson College received $300,000 from the Foundation, making the total from this endowment to $1.3 million. The foundation will pay the $1 million over four years. The amount allocated each year is to be determined. The Stabler Foundation supported Wilson College in the past by
providing funds for the Curran Scholars Program and the restoration of the organ in Thompson Hall. The Stablers established the foundation, located in Harrisburg, PA, in 1966. This foundation donates to medical facilities, non-proﬁt hospitals, educational institutions, religious institutions and social service organizations. For more information, contact Director of Government, Foundation and and Academic Grants, Sylvia DuRant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“The Outlet” Embraces A Variety of Dance Styles by Xiaomeng Li
jared halter, advisor to Campus Activities Board and Asst. Dean of Students, kicks off CAB’s “Leadership Challenge” by giving a presentation “Leadership: It’s not that Scary” on Wed, Feb. 9 Photo by Xiaomeng Li
CAB Gets Ready for A Fun New Semester by Yuhan You
At the beginning of each new semester, students look forward to hearing the activities that will be on campus during the coming weeks. White Dinner, which was held by CAB last semester, achieved great success and received positive feedback from students. The response from students encouraged CAB to organize more activities and improve existing ones. Last Saturday, they held the “Welcome Back Dance,” which is just the start of various campus activities going to be held this semester. In the coming months, CAB will provide students with plenty of chances to have fun on campus. “The biggest one will be ‘Spring Fling’ which is going to be held on April 30th,” says CAB President, Sarah McGuckin ‘13. Spring Fling will be a whole-day activity, including food, music and dancing. There will also be a semi-formal dinner later in the evening followed by a dance. CAB encourages students to wear dresses and bring their dates to the dinner and dance. McGuckin also mentioned that CAB is planning a game show, Easter egg hunt, dodge ball tournament and three movies throughout the semester. “We want to organize bigger events in the future and let the Wilson students have fun and get more involved in the community,” says jared halter, the advisor for the Campus Activities Board, “because making memories is really important during the college years.” CAB also welcomes people who are not necessarily Wilson students to some of their activities. The president of CAB said some new members joined this spring. If you have any interest or ideas about campus activities, feel free to contact Sarah McGuckin at email@example.com or join their meetings on Tuesday nights at 9:15pm in Sarah’s Coffee House.
Orchesis will sponsor a dance performance that features dance styles other than modern dance. It calls for student choreographers to join and plans to present a performance called “The Outlet” in April. Jenna Jamison ‘12, an organizing member of Orchesis, says that, “We want Wilson students to have a chance to express themselves through other forms of dance since Orchesis is only modern.” Orchesis ofﬁcers will help organize “The Outlet.” Paul Kellinger, advisor of Orchesis and Prof. of Dance, said in her all-campus email that, “This is an effort by Orchesis to respond to and support students’ desire to make work in forms other than modern/post modern.” Any student who has a desire to choreograph dances other than modern/ post modern style can join the performance by contacting Jamison. “Closer to the show, they will be auditioning their dance to a panel of judges in order to get their dance in the show,” says Jamison, “they don’t have to show up to anything. However, we strongly suggest that they set up a weekly schedule for rehearsals with their dancers so it will be well performed at the audition,” Jamison added. For more information, contact Jenna Jamison at jenna.jamison@wilson. edu.
Library Has New Trial Collection • The Library has recently started trial access to a collection of eBooks through ebrary. • These books are in electronic format and include titles for every major on campus. • The Academic Complete eBook collection contains many advantages to students and faculty including: - Instant digital library with more than 52,000 multidisciplinary titles - Majority of titles published in 2000 or later - Books from publishers like Cambridge University Press, Harvard University Press, Brookings Institute, BIOS Scientiﬁc Publishing, Oxford University Press and MIT Press
Wilson College Seminar Series: Science in Society Presents Dr. Veronique Delesalle of Gettysburg College
“Sex and the Single Flower” Tues, Feb. 22, 6:30pm Brooks Complex auditorium Free and open to the public
After the snowstorm in January, several snowmen appeared on campus Photo by Sarah Martin
Wilson Community Waits for the College’s Next Step in Quest for Carbon Neutrality by Carol Zehosky During a play’s intermission, the performers and audience wait with restless anticipation for the curtain to rise and the play to proceed. It appears that many members of Wilson’s community currently have similar feelings of restless anticipation, as they wait for the administration to announce the college’s next major environmental sustainability project, a project that will build the college’s prior signiﬁcant environmental work. According to information in The red roofed barn, a part of the Richard the college’s Climate Action Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainable Living Plan, since before 2000, Wilson Photo by Sarah Martin began to develop positive environmental strategies. The longest ongoing program is the Richard Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainable Living (FCSL), which operates the on campus seven-acre Fulton Farm. The program offers the community and the college fresh fruits and vegetables and provides education about sustainable practices in addition to taking steps to provide alternate energy technologies, enhancing the ecological quality of campus ecosystems. Moving forward to 2007, Wilson College President, Lorna Duphiney Edmundson, became a charter signatory of the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), committing the college to carbon neutrality by 2040. The college’s Climate Action Plan deﬁnes carbon neutrality as the, “Reduction of greenhouse gas emission to the greatest extent feasible and then offsetting any remaining emissions so that the net emissions to the atmosphere are zero.” Finally, in March of 2010, the college took a major step towards their ACUPCC commitment when they received the gold award for the ﬁrst Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building in Franklin County: The Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics and Technology. LEED certiﬁcation indicates that a building’s design and construction meets exacting standards for environmental sustainability. Since March 2010, there have not been any announcements about additional new projects or renovations to again move the college towards its goal of 2040, leaving many people wondering what Wilson’s next step will be. Christine Mayer, Program Manager for the Richard Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainable Living, and Foundations of Environmental Sustainability (ENV 105) teacher, says, “There are many things going on. The faculty is involved in research projects that will give a clear picture of the longterm work that the college needs to do, so it can efﬁciently move forward. Wilson is currently establishing a sustainability curriculum that includes environmental, cultural and economic objectives. The college has made progress in the areas of dining services, with trayless dining, building operations; replacement equipment is Energy Star rated, and the community service done by our students.” As a service-learning component, Mayer and members of the ENV 105 class did a survey in cooperation with The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Mayer submitted it to Sierra, the magazine of the Sierra Club. The magazine publishes a “Cool School” list that rates American colleges and universities according to their environmental practices. When the results became public, Wilson ranked 157 on the list of 162 schools and fellow ACUPCC member, Dickinson
College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania placed second on the list. Reviewing a few areas of comparison shows Dickinson increased their wind power purchases to 100 percent of their electricity consumption, entirely offsetting the electricity portion of their greenhouse gas emissions. Wilson mainly uses electricity generated from coal and natural gas, which contributed to a Wilson rating of 2.1 in the energy supply category compared to Dickenson’s 7.6. Another area of comparison is LEED certiﬁed buildings. Dickinson has three buildings and two new LEED renovation projects, while Wilson currently has one gold LEED certiﬁed building. In a March 2010 press release, Wilson College President Edmundson said “Pursuing LEED certiﬁcation added $500,000 to the $25 million cost of the Brooks Complex, but the extra cost will be more than offset by savings in energy and maintenance costs, as well as by additional gifts from donors committed to environmental sustainability.” According to their Green Report Card for 2011, Dickenson has the ﬁnancial advantage with about $321 million dollars in endowments with $4.2 million dollars of its investments speciﬁcally targeted for long term- social, environmental and economic value. For all their progress on environmental issues, Wilson, Dickinson and other colleges have their critics just like actors and plays. Some of those critics seem to think that the environmental sustainability on campus is limited to a narrow geographic area and group of people. For example, James Proctor, in an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education says, “We have effectively deﬁned sustainability in higher education as campus sustainability. It focuses on and often stops at the boundaries of our college campuses… It should reach beyond campus boundaries, simply because the people, objects and ideas that go into a college community cross those boundaries all the time.” Assoc. Prof. Edward Wells, Chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at Wilson College, expresses a similar concern. “While LEED buildings, electric cars and recycling help Wilson to become carbon neutral, there are a few points to remember. The electricity used to run the LEED building and electric cars come from coal, and a part of our recycled material ends up in landﬁlls. We need to develop energy sources such as solar and wind that reduce our carbon footprint without transferring our emissions to another place.” To help address this awareness problem in the spring 2011 semester, Wells and Prof. Wood will co-teach Alternative Energy Futures (ENV 270). Wells says, “This course is designed to separate the fact from the myth about renewable energy. Not everyone may be aware that coal, our major source of electricity on campus, has the highest carbon emissions of any fossil fuel. Everyone needs more education before we can move forward and become carbon neutral.” Education is necessary to understanding the impact of environmental decisions to Wilson’s campus and the community. This is one reason that Wilson’s commitment to integrating environmental awareness in the continued on page 7 curriculum is important; it exposes every student
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Chaplaincy Sponsors a Weekend Getaway
by Jyotsna Dhakal While the new semester is already hectic, the Chaplaincy is offering an opportunity to Wilson students and staff to “Get away from it all” for the weekend. The Chaplaincy is sponsoring a winter retreat to Washington D. C. It takes place from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20. “We call it an ‘inside-outside’ retreat because part of it is service to the community and part of it is spiritual nurture,” says Chaplain Rosie Magee. “And then on top of that, we get to have fun together, be in D.C., explore D.C. and get to know people on campus that we might not otherwise know,” she adds. The Wilson students and staff participating in this retreat will stay at The Pilgrimage in D.C., a Presbyterian run retreat center near Dupont Circle. Participants will walk around the Dupont Circle area to observe how our visual environment affects the environment we are living in. They will also engage in varied activities like worship service at a church attached to The Pilgrimage, serving in Loaves and Fishes, a nonproﬁt food pantry that serves food to the homeless and takes part in a workshop with poet David Harris. Harris was homeless on the streets of D.C. for many years and now uses his creative talents to educate people on the issues of homelessness. They will also hear about issues in D.C. and the wider area from the representatives of the National Coalition of the Homeless, which is a national network committed to prevent and end homelessness and meet the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of doing so. Chaplain Rosie Magee feels the alarming level of homelessness in the country makes these activities in the program vital, because only with knowledge and information can we empower ourselves and others to make a difference. If the winter retreat is successful and gets positive feedback, Magee wishes to make it an annual event. Although there have been Chaplaincy sponsored retreats at Wilson in the past, there have not been any in the last few years. Magee feels that such events are opportunities of “learning by living.” She says, “These kinds of opportunities are vital to the educational experience. They enhance the academic program in terms of exposure to new experiences, new people, new skills….” She expects this retreat to be a real time-out for all those who are participating. She feels that it will help them gain new perspectives and have fun in the process. As she puts it, “It’s good to see a world beyond the Wilson world sometimes.”
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issues allowing them to develop an awareness of the impact of their carbon footprint. The “Energy and You” series of workshops is another strategy Wilson uses to educate not only students, but also the surrounding community. Currently education and planning appears to be happening on Wilson’s campus. This could translate to a very receptive and appreciative audience when the curtain goes up on Wilson’s next major step in its goal towards carbon neutrality.
WCGA Announces Up-Coming Events
by Leslie Hoover, Secretary It is a new semester and WCGA will strongly ﬁnish the 2010-2011 academic year. WCGA would ﬁrst like to thank all of the students who participated in the meals with the ﬁnal four presidential candidates. Your time and comments meant a great deal to the search committee members. Many of them expressed that they learned a great deal of new things by sitting in on the meals. They loved listening to the students talk. WCGA will be kicking off its annual Tuesday morning meetings on Tues, Feb. 15 at 11:00am in the WCGA room located in the basement of Lenfest Commons. Come to the meeting to ﬁnd out about some rearranging and hear big announcements that have not leaked yet. Also this semester, WCGA is hosting some special guest speakers to talk about projects that have been worked on so far this year. Our ﬁrst speaker is Jim Fisher, Vice President for Finance and Administration, on Feb. 22 in Sarah’s Coffeehouse. Fisher will discuss what Wilson has done concerning the swimming pool and the footbridge to the Penn Hall Equestrian Center. He is very eager to come and speak with students and answer any questions that they might have. Nominations for next year’s WCGA ofﬁcers will take place this semester. Please feel free to ask current ofﬁcers questions about what they do and what they love about being a WCGA ofﬁcer. You can contact current ofﬁcers through the WCGA email account, or talk to them in the WCGA room during their ofﬁce hours. So if you ever have a question or comment, please feel free to ask.
The Orr Prizes
Essays on “Representing Muhammad” This year’s Orr Forum topic: “Representing Muhammad: Competing Visions of Islam’s Prophet” The Department of Philosophy and Religion invites students to submit an essay on the Orr Forum Photo courtesy of Matt H. Wade
Wilson College Spring Horse Show Schedule Sat. Mar. 5 -- Fix-a-Test Dressage Show Judge Barbara Berman Entry Fee: $50 per class. Wilson Students receive $5 discount on each class. Make checks payable to Wilson College Closing date is February 28 , 2011, no refunds after closing date. Mail entries to horse show manager : Judie Blessing 570 Newville Rd Newburg PA 17240 Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 443-417-5732
Fri. Apr. 8 -- Hunter-Jumper Schooling Show
Essays may include: - Any number of questions about the relationship between Islam and contemporary culture - Muslim and/or western representations of Muhammad - Muhammad’s understanding of family, gender and sexuality - Muhammad’s spiritual leadership Essay requirements: Double spaced, approximately 1,000 words
Submit essays to Dr. David True by 9:00am, Mon. April 25
Top Three Prizes 1-$250.00 2-$100.00 3-$50.00 For more info contact True at email@example.com or 264-4141, ext. 3396
The Wilson Phoenix basketball team has persisted through several tough losses, both on the court and on the bench. The majority of the season the Phoenix just could not ﬁnish with the win, though there were many close games. Although the team struggled, they did not lose their ﬁre and passion for the game. After many tough practices and with a persistent coaching staff, the Phoenix basketball team demonstrated their heart and dedication. Recently, after a string of heartbreaking losses, on the weekend of Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 seven Phoenix players traveled to New York to play SUNY Morrisville and Cazenovia College. On Saturday, the Phoenix led in points for most of the game against Morrisville, though they did have to battle back at some moments. The ﬁnal score was 60-53. A spark had been reignited, and the Phoenix felt elated with the win. On Sunday, the Phoenix team held the lead the entire game. Down players, and coming off of a tough win, the team was able to stay focused and played through tired, sore legs and come out with the win. The team showed heart and determination. The ﬁnal score was 60-51. Vanessa Whitﬁeld ‘14, Tara Fields ‘13 and Alaina Hofer ‘11 demonstrated their talent and skill, putting a lot of points on the board. However, without the hard work and full commitment of each mem-
ber of the team, those wins would not have been possible. Currently, the Phoenix holds a game record of 4-19, but this does not fully reﬂect the passion and the ﬁre the players have displayed this past season. Head coach Angie Grove says, “We might not have all the wins to make the climb look worthwhile, but what we do have is the respect that Wilson basketball deserves from our competition.” It is obvious to the fans that the team holds promise for a great future, although this is both Alaina Hofer’s ‘11 and Megan Dennis’ ‘11 last season on the court. Coach Grove says, “We are losing two fantastic seniors this year and they will be hard to replace next year.” Hofer, captain of the team, has brought both talent and passion to the game, and she leaves big shoes to ﬁll. Dennis has always been the relief that the team needs during tough games and practices. With two games left the Phoenix looks to continue their two gamewinning streak. Grove says, “We are determined to win our fourth conference game on Saturday and then ﬁnish the season on Tuesday with a win against Trinity.” At the ﬁnal home conference game on Feb. 19 at 2:00pm, which is also the Senior Recognition Game, the Phoenix will play against Penn State University Abington.
“Breaking the ﬂoor record was Gymnastics All Around Gymnast really neat for me. I’m really glad of the Week for her efforts. During that I’ll be remembered after I grad- the second home meet against Ursiuate,” Vance said. nus College, Howard set a Wilson The previous record was a 9.575, College record on the uneven bars also held by Vance, who broke the with a 9.275, earning second place record in the event. d u r i n g “ ymnastics not only gives me physical endurance H o w a r d last year’s but also mental endurance to persevere and continue also reworking with diligence and precision when I’m exhausted ceived third season. Another and tempted to give up, both in and out of the gym. I like place on g y m n a s t being stronger than most of the guys I know. It makes the balance who broke me more independent and helps my self-esteem. When I beam with a personal learn a new skill that I’ve been working on for years, or an 8.875, r e c o r d do an old skill really well, or even when I fall, it’s amazing, f o u r t h was Alex scary, redeeming, challenging and fun, all at the same place on the H o w - time.” - Monique Pare ‘11 ﬂoor exerard ‘13. cise with a Howard scored a 36.450 in the 9.250 and fourth place on the vault All Around and was named East- with a 9.050. ern College Athletic Conference Howard was excited to beat her (ECAC) Division III Women’s personal record but modestly said,
“I’m really glad I could bring recognition to the school with my scores.” While there have been some successes this season, there have also been a few setbacks. Although the team gained two freshmen, both gymnasts are recovering from injurries. The Phoenix also lost a sophomore gymnast and now has only six members of the team, each of whom are competing All-Around. The head gymnastics coach Kirsten Mull said, “Even though we’ve lost members of our team, the team has really come together and they are all working hard.” The gymnasts will continue to work hard as they ﬁnish their season with two remaining meets as well as the ECAC championships on Mar. 5.
B a s k e t b a l l
The Wilson Phoenix basketball team has persisted through several tough losses both on the court and on the bench. The majority of the season the Phoenix just could not ﬁnish with the win, though there were many close games. Although the team struggled, they did not lose their ﬁre and passion for the game. After many tough practices and with a persistent coaching staff, the Phoenix basketball team proved something that demonstrated their heart and dedication. Recently, after a string of heartbreaking losses, the weekend of Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 seven Phoenix players traveled to New York to play SUNY
B a t t l e s
Back by Maggie Sipps
Offensive guard Alashia Butler ‘14 prepares to attack at one of the home basketball games in the Frank E. Gannett Memorial Field House Photo courtesy of Shelly Novak
Phoenix Gymnastics Team Works Hard, Breaks Individual Records by Beth Bush
The gymnastics team continues with their successes of last season. At their ﬁrst meet versus Ursinus, they posted a 166.625 team score, only two points lower than Phoenix’s average team score from last season. At the third meet versus Rhode Island, although Wilson had a lower team score, they beat RIC by four points. Another success of the season occurred during the ﬁrst home meet when Sam Vance ‘11 broke the school’s high score record for the ﬂoor exercise with a 9.6.
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Athletes of Lacrosse, Tennis and Softball Spring into Season by Caileigh Oliver The spring sports season is underway, with the lacrosse, softball and tennis teams preparing for a busy competitive season. The spring sports season began at the start of February, and since then the three sports teams of lacrosse, softball and tennis have been working hard. Each team practices four to ﬁve days a week, either at the Frank E. Gannett Memorial Field House or away at another facility. The hard work is expected to pay off, as both coaches and athletes are optimistic about their upcoming seasons. The lacrosse team will have a busy season this year. During the months of March and April they are scheduled to have 15 games, 5 home and 10 away. Kelly Buikus, head lacrosse coach, is conﬁdent about her team’s upcoming season. “We are an athletic team that will be able to run the midﬁeld and play
hardnosed defense,” says Buikus. Buikus is also looking forward to seeing what her team can do, both veterans and newcomers. “Our veterans have another year of experience under their belts and truly understand what it’s going to take to be a contender in our conference,” says Buikus, adding, “ Our new players have a lot of potential and are working hard every day at practice.” Softball will be even busier with their 21 games between the months of February and April, with their ﬁrst game scheduled for Feb. 25 against Mary Washington University. Brett Cline, head softball coach, is proud of how hard the team is working, and how much the players enjoy their sport. “You can see the love they have for the game,” says Cline. The softball team also eliminated the position of captain this year, and
instead has created a Team Leader Council. According to Cline, this Council will be led by Vicki Wilcox ‘11, Leigh Roche ‘13, Tracey Artz ‘13, Brianna Smith ‘13, Nicole Musser ‘13 and Megan Schneck ‘14. The tennis team is scheduled to have 13 games this season during the months of March and April. The team did well last year, and anticipates another good season. Head tennis coach Mike Ricker says, “This is probably the strongest team I have ever coached here at Wilson,” and went on to say, “The addition of one new player with good experience could quite possibly send the whole team to the conference championships this spring.” The athletes are feeling conﬁdent as well. “I think that our team is coming out stronger than this time last year. We are really excited about our upcoming matches,” says Lauren Kershner ‘13.
Student-Athletes Travel to the APPLE Conference by Hannah DeMoss
The weekend of Jan. 21-23, 2011, four student-athletes and two staff members of the Wilson Athletic Department drove to the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville, VA to participate in The APPLE (Alcohol Policy Prevention Leadership Education) Conference. APPLE is a University of Virginia-led program dedicated to substance abuse prevention and health promotion for student-athletes and athletic department administrators. The APPLE conference assists colleges in promoting student-athlete health and wellness by empowering teams of student-athletes and administrators to create an institution-speciﬁc action plan. It was a weekend ﬁlled with listening to exciting speakers and experts in the ﬁelds of substance abuse and wellness. Other activities included fellowship interaction with studentathletes from other NCAA Division 1, 2 and 3 colleges and universities nationwide. Students shared ideas
APPLE Team poses from left to right. Front row: Colleen O’Reilly and Leigh Roche. Top row: Tracy Randall-Loose, Beth Weixel, Nicole Musser and Liesel Troshak Photo courtesy of Tracy Randall-Loose and resources with each other. ColThe members who attended the leen O’ Reilly ‘12 says, “It was fun conference are student-athletes Colto meet more athletes like myself and leen O’Reilly ‘12, Leigh Roche to talk about the issues that our cam- ‘13, Nicole Musser ‘13 and Liesel puses have.” Troshak ‘11, and the staff members In the coming months, expect more Beth Weixel, the head soccer coach, announcements from the APPLE and Tracy Randall-Loose, the athletic Team as they begin their action plan. trainer.
by Katelyn Alleman The Wilson Phoenix has its own Facebook page. Fans can “like” the page and get instant updates of scores and game times. On the page’s wall, game/meet times are posted and the results are added later. Also posted
are the latest awards and recognitions of the athletes - a great way to announce student-athletes’ accomplishments. Pictures on the Facebook page are from the ﬁeld hockey and soccer seasons as well as Alumnae games. Fans can also sign up for status up-
Vanessa Whitﬁeld ‘14
Whitfield was chosen as athlete of the week twice in a row. She averaged 25 points, 20 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2 steals per game this the past week. The week before, she averaged 14.3 points and 11 rebounds per game.
Alex Howard ‘13
Howard broke the Wilson record with her uneven bars routine, scoring a 9.275 in the meet against Ursinus. In addition, Howard earned a ﬁrst place ﬁnish in the all around scoring a 36.450 for the Phoenix.
Sam Vance ‘11
Alaina Hofer ‘11
Vance broke her own school record of 9.57 by scoring a 9.6 on ﬂoor in the meet against SUNY Cortland.
Hofer scored 20 points against Valley Forge . She averaged 12 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block in the games against Saint Elizabeth, Valley Forge, and Penn State Berks.
Did you know? The Wilson College Phoenix Updates Online on both Facebook and YouTube dates via SMS on their phones. The newest addition to the Wilson athletic social network is a YouTube subscription. Fans and family who can not make it to games get to experience the events and see their athletes in action. These videos are a great
way to catch up on what fans missed, like Sam Vance’s ‘11 record breaking ﬂoor routine or Tara Field’s ‘13 excellent 3-pointer. Links for the YouTube videos can be found on the Facebook page or at www.youtube.com/wilsoncollegesports.
Sound Off! Wilson Photos and question by Brooke Ketron
Sarah Thor ‘13
“I’d like to see somebody look out for the interest of students, not just ﬁnancially, but academically as well.”
People What are you looking for in the next President of Wilson College?
Tracey Artz ‘13
“Somebody who is responsible and looks out for the welfare of the students and the Wilson community.”
Briana Dosher ‘12
“I want her to be active in student life and on campus activities. Somebody who would help Wilson receive more publicity in the community.”
Cold Weather Drop-In Center Opens Opportunity for Togetherness by April C. Davila
Chaplain Magee and four students from Wilson College completed a few hours of community service on Feb. 7 in Chambersburg by volunteering at the Chambersburg Cold Weather Drop-In Center. The work done by these volunteers consisted of making sure guests had a comfortable stay in their separate rooms, and encouraging them to eat a warm plate of food. Craig Newcomer, Shelter Manager of the Cold Weather Drop-In Center, warmed volunteers with his vision for the center that he hopes will grow in the following year. “I am just waiting for the things to fall into place now,” he says. His search for renovating a new building was a call to help “those people in need,” says Newcomer. He is halfway to that goal, thanks to several large anonymous donations. Most of the donations were unprecedented in size, says Newcomer. The current Center provides a warm, safe, and clean environment for those seeking refuge during the bitter months of winter. It is located on 195 Loudon Street and is open seven days a week, from 7:00am to 7:00pm and from November through April. Newcomer also encourages donations seven days a week. Donors can
drop off food and healthcare products during the morning hours. Although the Center is a refuge for those who were in desperate need during this past unusually cold winter, Newcomer hopes the shelter will continue provide support in the future. His vision consists of adding medical staff and more volunteers to help guests. “I plan to create jobs for those here,” he says. Newcomer plans to name the new center Candle Heart, after his strong spirituality. During the interview, a few men, one teenager and a woman came into the shelter, chose a duty and immediately got to work. These guests often come here for a warm place to sleep, to eat good food and to socialize with other people. One guest chose the Chambersburg center as his community of choice, and he plans to stay until the shelter closes in April. Chaplain Magee shares her experience at the shelter. “We all want that feeling of community,” she says. Her words resonated with one member of the Center as he sent the Wilson College volunteers home, saying, “Hope your experience this evening will never be forgotten! I want you to know that I really enjoyed your visit tonight and I’m going to miss all of you!”
continued from page 2 Please remember the following as we approach Room Selection: Clear your Business Ofﬁce account prior to Number Draw (approximately the last week of March). If you have a balance, you will have a hold. Students with a BO hold cannot sign up for or reserve a room. Roommates/suitemates will not be able to reserve spaces for students unable to select rooms due to BO holds. Update/verify your credits and anticipated date of graduation by Spring Break! Number Draw lists are based on earned credits plus currently enrolled credits. If you have not completed the process of transferring credits earned elsewhere they will not count. Qualiﬁcation to “squat” is based on Anticipated Date of Graduation which you should update every Registration Day. Make sure your information is accurate! ADA accommodations requests and squatting requests are due by Mar. 25. No late requests will be accepted. Off-Campus Housing Requests are due by April 15. No late requests will be accepted. Pay attention to your Wilson emails! You will be receiving important information about Number Draw from the class ofﬁcers and information regarding Room Selection from Residence Life. Do not miss out because you failed to read your email! Room Selection will take place April 10, 6:00pm-10:00pm in the Science Center. Go to www.wilson.edu/reslife for more information
“Ticket to Win It!”
Come buy rafﬂe tickets for a chance to win half of the money that we collect! One ticket is $1.00 and six tickets are $5.00. The winning ticket will be drawn at halftime on Sat, Feb. 19 at the basketball game. Tickets are sold at meals and through the ﬁrst half of the game. Support the Class of 2013!
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Shippensburg Features V-Day Play by Janessa Demeule
Jan Razauskas, Watchdog, 2008, acrylic on polypropylene, 20x26 inches Courtesy of Jan Razauskas
Bogigian Gallery Presents Baltimore Artist’s Work Inspired by the Mason-Dixon Line by Alyse Lynch
“A project like this may not have a ﬁnish,” states artist Jan Razauskas regarding her exhibit “Imaging the Mason-Dixon.” Razauskas has eight pieces on display in the Bogigian Gallery, located in Lortz Hall. They will remain displayed until March 11. Her work has been displayed in the gallery since Feb. 2. A reception for her work took place on Feb. 2 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with an artist talk at 5:30pm. During her talk, Razauskas described how she researched this project and what she learned. In this project, Razauskas tried to “capture the intangible.” She studied how the literal and ﬁgurative Mason-Dixon Line, the division line made by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon between the northern and southern states during the 1800s, affected people without creating “another lynching painting.” “Above all, it was fueled by a wish to gain perspective on how persistent displays of ideological intolerance might trace back directly to the MasonDixon division,” says Razauskas. Razauskas works in her studio, not on site. She used photographs and online maps to help re-create the scene. She also relied on her own memory. Razauskas’ current display includes six acrylic paintings on polypropylene, one acrylic painting on aluminum and one graphite drawing on paper. The Bogigian Gallery is open Mon through Fri, 9:00am to 5:00pm. For more information of Razauaskas’ work, see her website at jrazauskas. googlepages.com.
This month Shippensburg University will be hosting their annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on Feb. 16 through Feb. 19. “The Vagina Monologues” is a broken play that began in 1996. Eve Ensler wrote the play after interviewing many women. She took their stories and created one of the best known woman-centric plays, “The Vagina Monologues.” The play focuses heavily on women and relates these stories to the vagina in some fashion. Some monologues discuss topics like masturbation, periods, orgasms and other moments of discovery in a humorous way. Other monologues are harder to experience. Monologues about the harsh topics of rape, abuse and female mutilation are also performed. Each year Shippensburg has put on this play for V-Day, which is a nonproﬁt group that raises money for anti-violence groups around the globe. In addition to ticket sales Shippensburg sells vagina-related souvenirs to beneﬁt V-Day. Chocolate vaginas, vagina shaped purses and buttons are a few of the souvenirs that are on sale at the show. Hosted by the Wilson College RAs, a shuttle will be traveling to the show on Fri, Feb. 18. The shuttle leaves campus at 7:00pm and the show begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are being sold for $3. If you would like a ticket or two, sign up outside the Post Ofﬁce and drop your money off with Cathy Smedley.
VMT Club Dog Washes
When: Sat, Mar. 5 and Sun, Mar. 6 Where: Veterinary Medical Center
Toy dogs: $5 Small dogs: $8 Medium dogs: $13 Large dogs: $18 X-large/double-coated dogs: $22 12
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the MovieReview Top Ten Movies of 2010
by Jonathan Clark
1. Inception Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Director: Christopher Nolan 2. Toy Story 3 Starring the Voices of: Tom Hanks & Tim Allen Director: Lee Unkrich 3. The King’s Speech Starring: Colin Firth & Geoffrey Rush Director: Tom Hooper 4. The Town Starring: Ben Afﬂeck & Jeremy Renner Director: Ben Afﬂeck A surprisingly great ﬁlm from a multi-tasking Ben Afﬂeck (who also cowrote), this Boston crime drama about a group of bank robbers is both exciting and suspenseful. Just as Afﬂeck’s previous ﬁlm Gone Baby Gone was not a stereotypical kidnapping ﬁlm, neither is this caper picture that boasts some wonderful performances from Renner and Rebecca Hall. 5. The Kids are All Right Starring: Annette Bening & Jullianne Moore Director: Lisa Cholodenko When two teenagers of a lesbian couple seek out their donor father, awkwardness, subtle chaos and unusual plot twists ensue. Not since Little Miss Sunshine has a ﬁlm cast left this much of an impression on me. Gloriously understated performances and a surprisingly moving script by Cholodenko make this indie ﬂick well worth a look. 6. Robin Hood Starring: Russell Crowe & Cate Blanchett Director: Ridley Scott This criminally underrated ﬁlm by Scott is probably the best version of the Robin Hood myth since the Errol Flynn version of the 1930s. Blanchett is particularly engaging as a tough-as-nails Marian. Why no one saw this movie is beyond me. 7. 127 Hours Starring: James Franco & Amber Tamblyn Director: Danny Boyle The always underrated James Franco is astounding as Aron Ralston, a carefree outdoor enthusiast who literally gets trapped between a rock and a hard place. This is ultimately a one man show and Franco gives it his all as a man who comes to terms with his own life and has to make a decision that will alter him forever. Boyle is a master at ﬁlming what is generally considered the unfilmable and his incorporation of both cinematography and music (especially in this ﬁlm) are impeccable. 8. Black Swan Starring: Natalie Portman & Mila Kunis Director: Darren Aronofsky Portman gives a devastating, all or nothing performance as a professional ballerina in a New York company who replaces an aging dancing (a wacky Winona Ryder) as the lead in a production of Swan Lake. Contending with a sex-starved instructor, a crazed (I repeat, CRAZED) mother and a possible rivalry from a new dancer (a surprisingly good Kunis), Portman loses her mind… or does she? Leaving many questions both unasked and unanswered, Aronofsky’s ﬁlm is a psych major’s dream come true. 9. Winter’s Bone Starring: Jennifer Lawrence & John Hawkes Director: Debra Granik
The depressing and mega-acclaimed independent ﬁlm of the year, Granik’s picture follows Rae (Lawrence) on a several day quest in search of her criminal father. Rae’s father put their house up as collateral for bail and the sheriff is threatening to repossess it unless dad shows his face. In the wake of the current recession, residents of Rae’s Ozark community ﬁnd work on both sides of the law, including cooking crank. Desperate to keep her home, Rae must uncover some awful truths about her family and discover how far she’s willing to go to protect them. 10. I am Love Starring: Tilda Swinton & Flavio Parenti Director: Luca Guadagnino An unusual Italian ﬁlm features Swinton (who also produces) as a Russian immigrant who married into the wealthy Recchi family, the owners of an exclusive fashion business. What starts as a family drama quickly turns into a sexual awakening as Swinton begins an affair with the much younger friend of her oldest son. Probably the most beautifully ﬁlmed movie of the year with elegant sets and costumes. Those who like art house cinema rejoice!
We’ve Got The... Beat The Rocketz Releases A Powerful Album by Janessa Demeule
I had the opportunity to hear the three-piece, East L.A. Psychobilly band, The Rocketz, play live this past weekend. Buying their most recent album “Rise of the Undead” was top priority by the end of the night. Their live energy transfers extremely well to their album. “Rise of the Undead” is a rare album that starts strong and continues until the album Picture courtesy of The Rocketz is over. The attitude of the music is a dark 50’s rock that would not be out of place at a swing competition. What creates that swing sound is the implementation of the standup bass, light, fast drum work and roaring guitar riffs. The guitar and bass riffs on this album are insane, which can only truly be appreciated by seeing them live. Though the music is in your face, it does not overpower the lyrics in any way. This album balances morbid and upbeat perfectly. Each new track keeps pace with the last without sounding repetitive. The lyrical content covers all kinds of morbidity, from zombies to girlfriend issues to police problems, while maintaining a happy back beat. The top tracks from this album are “Die Zombie Die,” a song about a zombie that just won’t die (or a metaphor for that ex that won’t leave you alone), “Mad Mad Dad,” an upbeat song about being a mad dad over the actions of your kids, and “Rise of the Undead,” the titular track that tells an absolutely heart-pounding tale of the dead brought back to life. My personal favorite, however, was “Killing,” a song sung from the perspective of a punk zombie going to town and eating ﬂesh. Overall, this album is solid from beginning to end, from the lyrics to the pacing and tone of the music. To buy the album, go to iTunes or catch them live by checking their schedule at www.therocketz.com.
Let’s go back in time... ...to the Nifty Fifties! Welcome to the Soda Fountain... Make Nifty Fifties Root Beer Floats! Ingredients: •4 scoops vanilla or chocolate ice cream •16 oz. bottle of root beer
Preparation: Pour about 1/2 cup root beer into the bottom of each glass. Carefully add one scoop of ice cream to each glass, then ﬁll the glass with more root beer. The glasses will probably overﬂow - that's part of the fun! Eat slowly, starting with the cold frozen foam on top. Scoop the ice cream and root beer together with your spoon, then drink the creamy, caramelcolored root beer at the end. Serves 4. Hint: The root beer must be very cold when you make these ﬂoats, or the ice cream will melt too quickly.
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Happy New Year! It’s Now the Rabbit Year! by Yuhan You (China)
On Feb. 3, the Jensen Dining Hall prepared a special menu to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Although I had a New Year celebration on Dec. 31, the traditional New Year is the biggest day of the year for me. The Chinese New Year has a long history and we have many interesting customs. I was surprised that many Americans were talking about the “Year of Rabbit.” Rabbit is one of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs which is a scheme that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle. Every 12 years, one has a “big year” because he or she has a “cycle.” In order to have good luck, people buy red accessories like belts and bracelets and wear them often during the year. Another big event is the dinner on New Year’s Eve which is known as “Chu Xi” in Chinese. All families gather for their annual reunion dinner. Chinese always have a big dinner including a lot of dishes, as much as what westerns have for Christmas Dinner. There is a special ﬁsh dish. People cook the ﬁsh for dinner but never eat them until the ﬁrst day of the New Year. There is a old Chinese phrase called “Nian Nian You Yu,” which means that every year ends with ample surplus. The world “surplus” in Chinese is “Yu”, which has the same pronunciation with the word “ﬁsh.” Consequently, people cook a ﬁsh dish every New Year’s Eve, but eat them on the ﬁrst day of the next year. This represents that their families have enough surplus from the last year. Besides that, the “Red Envelope” is also a big deal during the Chinese New Year. The Red Envelope is the extra pocket money put in red envelopes. The elder give Red Envelopes to the youth, wishing them happiness and hard work in the following year. At the same time, the children should say some “auspicious wishes” to the elder. This custom is always the favorite one among children, just like the “trick-or-treat” in Western countries. All these traditions represent people’s wishes for the coming year. They wish for good luck in the Year of Rabbit!
Individualism Is Not The Only Theme For Americans by Seolhee Baek (South Korea)
Many people think that Western culture believes in individualism more than Eastern culture. In other words, Westerners focus on individuals while Asians consider themselves as a group. In particular, Americans have a unique way of thinking culturally and politically in recognizing their country and themselves. However, through my experience last semester, I could conclude that Americans recognize themselves not only as individuals but as members of groups pursuing individual freedom. Generally, Americans tend to prioritize individualism. When I asked some American friends about their priorities in life, they usually said it was God, family and friends, but the most important thing was individual freedom. Nevertheless, Americans valued groups more than I assumed. Many of my American friends were more proud of their country than I thought. I assumed it was a shared view, not an individual’s. What do Americans think about America? They seemed to think that America is the land of opportunity which is not being used efﬁciently. They also tend to feel unsatisﬁed with the government and even think negatively about what it does. They tend to think that the government infringes upon their individual freedom. I think this disapproval causes dissatisfactions with the present government. Americans often mention the “American Dream.” Even though they criticize their government, they worry not only about their families but also about the future of America. Through my experience, I am able to conﬁrm that in an American’s mind, there is a strong desire for freedom, happiness and the “American Dream.” They understand themselves as individuals. At the same time, they recognize themselves as one group, America. My view that American’s believed solely in individual freedom was prejudiced. The combination of individualism and groups both play roles in the identity of America.
Muhibbah members, from L to R: Seungyeon Cho, Lauriane Massin and Sarah Nicholl at Whitetail Ski Resort Photo by Seolhee Baek
Muhibbah Club Had Fun at Whitetail by Seolhee Baek (South Korea)
The Muhibbah club visited Whitetail Resort to enjoy skiing and snowboarding on Sat, Jan. 29. This was a social gathering for all the international students after their winter vacation. It also celebrated the addition of two new members to the club. It was the ﬁrst ofﬁcial meeting of Muhibbah in the New Year. Lauriane Massin, the co-president of Muhibbah, says, “Because Muhibbah wants students to learn and be curious about other cultures, we thought [visiting Whitetail] would be a good idea to get together off campus for two new Korean students. I assume that it makes the integration of the new Korean girls easier.” She highly recommended Whitetail Ski Resort for snowboarding. Besides, every Wednesday night is “College Night.” Every college student can enjoy snowboarding and skiing for only $30. The price includes both the rental fee and four hours of skiing. Muhibbah is also preparing for the annual Muhibbah Dinner, which will be held on Sat, Mar. 5. Massin says the Muhibbah Dinner will be different from last semester’s Sampler Night. This event is to promote peace and make the community aware of different cultures” and they will offer dishes instead of disserts. The Muhibbah Dinner will be a buffet style. People can taste typical dishes from different countries while viewing performances by Muhibbah members. The club also elected Dohyun Jo as a co-president. Lauriane Massin and Dohyun Jo will lead Muhibbah together during the spring semester.
Seolhee Baek (l) and Sarah Nicholl (r) enjoy snowboarding at Whitetail Ski Resort Photo courtesy of Seolhee Baek
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