TheYoungtownEdition COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS AWARD-WINNING STUDENT NEWSPAPER
VOL. 88, NO. 3
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 , 2012
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Feeding your brain: What you A look at the Black need to know about CCM’s menus Student Union CHELSEA RYAN
If you are someone who spends a lot of time on the campus, it is probable that you purchase a decent amount of snacks and/or meals from the school. You may have heard recent rumors that the college will be offering some healthier choices, including more vegetarian dishes. Holly Tighe, Director of Dining Services at CCM, cleared up the rumors. The college currently does not have plans to drastically change the menus in the SCC cafeteria and the cafeteria in Cohen Hall, Tighe said. This may not sound like great news to Amy Hulbert, a CCM student currently taking core classes for a second degree in order to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition. Hulbert describes her diet as consisting primarily of fruits, nuts, vegetables and dairy, with the addition of some fatty fish a few times per week. “I wish I could say more about this subject,” Hulbert said, “But because I am only a parttime student, I rarely eat at the school. However, just from being in the cafeteria at night and seeing what is offered, I would say that the menus are absolutely not balanced and certainly not healthy.” Mozzarella sticks, Quizno’s subs and the vending machines predominately filled with chips are not options that she finds healthy or appealing, Hulbert said. In order to improve and balance the options, she suggested adding healthier options to the vending machines, for example unsalted energizer packs and raisins.
This is just a look at what the cafeteria has to offer regularly. Hulbert would also like to see more vegetarian chili, eggplant and sandwiches consisting of more than tomato and mozzarella cheese in the cafeterias. If you are a vegetarian or someone who strives to eat healthy, don’t panic. Tighe is confident that students can find a variety of tasty and satisfying options on campus. She stressed the importance of students speaking up and suggesting what they would like to eat. “Most likely, if you ask for something we can make it, even if it’s not on the menu,” Tighe said.
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If you do not include meat in your diet, you can ask the cooks to grill up some veggies, falafel, or potato pancakes. Students can also choose from a selection of healthier breads and wraps, such as whole wheat. Tighe notes that the SCC menu is favorable over B Café’s because B Café only has flattop grills, limiting the types of dishes that can be cooked. Students should also be aware of the microwaves available to them in the SCC cafeteria and cafeteria in Cohen. If you know you are going to be on campus for a while, preparing a dish at home and heating it up on campus is a great, wallet-friendly alternative. If you have any suggestions, speak up. It is important to feed your brain with knowledge and nutrients. If you want to be healthier, you have CORI POWELL to take the first step yourself.
The CCM Black Student Union is a highly active group on the CCM campus. They consistently sponsor events and interact with the general CCM populace. With a celebration coming up, BSU Vice President Janelle Moss still had a lot to do. Moss was excited about the celebration that was approaching, which will be the BSU’s first celebration of Black History Month. The event will be held on Feb. 28, at 12:30 p.m. in the Davidson room. “The Black History Month Celebration is a celebration of the African American from what we’ve learned in our history to what we know in our present,” Moss said. “I think that it is so important for our generation to have a clear understanding about who African Americans really are, from our struggles in slavery and segregation to our very diverse and talented community today.” Moss also mentioned that the event should be full of exciting and impressive talent. A surprise is in the schedule as well, but she would not comment any further on what it was.
“Just be there to witness it,” Moss said. Looking towards the future, it appears that BSU is planning a couple events coming up that could prove to be very exciting. In addition to “Open Mic” nights they sponsor, Moss mentioned a “High 5 for Heritage,” which may take place in March or April. A “Spring Time Revelation” will also take place in April, as well as the end of the semester BBQ they plan to sponsor in May. Janelle also mentioned that the club is not only limited to just black students, and how anyone who is interested in joining the BSU could get involved. “Our philosophy is to uplift our culture through an organization that exposes who we are in a positive way.” Moss said. “Our goal is to give back to our community in ways that other people cannot and to also bring everyone closer.” All it takes to join is a trip down to the Campus Life Office and they will point you in the right direction, Moss said. You can just drop by their office, located downstairs in the Student Center, and leave your name and contact info. Then her or the president, Nathan Peterson, will get a hold of you.
Phi Theta Kappa: Impressive turn out for blood drive On Valentine’s Day, Phi Theta Kappa, with the help of the Community Blood Council of New Jersey, held a blood drive. The event was ultimately successful. When they set up for the day, PTK expected the same number of donors as CCM’s last drive, 40. PTK more than exceeded expectations, collecting a total 104 units of blood. Weary from seven hours of non-stop collection, the nurses said that the college’s blood drive was one of the best drives they had ever held. Janet DiStefano, the Community Blood Council’s business development manager, wrote she “had never met such a wonderful group [of] students and faculty.” PTK is holding their next blood drive April 26.
Titans ice hockey team headed for nationals this weekend EDDIE VILLABON Acting managing editor
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CCM’s Men’s Ice Hockey team, the Titans, are off to the nationals this weekend
The CCM Titan men’s ice hockey team, are set to play in the NJCAA Frozen Four tournament this weekend at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY. Currently the team is ranked 4 nationally. Team leaders and NJCAA All-Americans Mark Zavorin and Dave McAndrew are ranked 1 and 2 in scoring, with 86 and 49 points respectively. This season has proven to be a good one for the Titans. The team entered the regional MHCH league tournament this weekend ranked at #1. They arrived at the Prudential Center in Newark Saturday with an 17-7-2 record before the game against Stevens.
A look backstage at New York Fashion Week A rundown of what went on by someone who was there. Page 3
The New York football team’s rise to victory from the early 2000s. Page 4
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February 22, 2012
Public misguided by environmental propaganda BY VONESA ASLANI •
What Makes Your Car Special? Dijon Blondel 19 Communications/ Liberal Arts Honda He likes the wheels and tires.
Steve Moreno 18 Music performance Audi He fell in love with the color black, and likes the throttle. Jaime Byrne 18 Business Land Rover She skis, so she likes her car because it’s spacious and weather oriented. Amanda 22 Psychology Honda It’s fast, good on gas, and she loves everything about it. Mike Valvano 21 Criminal Justice Infiniti He likes the tints and backup camera.
Cori Powell 20 Communications Mercedes-Benz It was a Valentine’s gift from her Dad, so it’s special to her.
In spite of scientific evidence, 40 percent of Americans do not believe that the earth is heating up, according to the latest Pew Research Center poll. It seems as though the facts are being pushed aside and whatever the general public sees on TV or reads on the Internet is interpreted as the truth. It is not entirely the public’s fault. People choose what they watch on TV or what they search on the Internet, but other elements are at play here. The public is commonly misguided and uneducated about environmental issues. If you think about it, most Americans receive their daily fill of climate information from watching weather forecasts on TV. The problem is people only receive a small bit of information about the climate. At most, the general public receives a seven to 10 day forecast about what to wear that week and if any temperature records have been broken. This does not give the public enough information about the environmental picture. Recent studies have also shown that more than half of television weathercasters do not believe that humans are the primary cause of global warming, according to The Huffington Post. In addition to the lack of information people receive, the information may be biased as well. This is not the only cause of the public being misguided on important environmental issues. The Internet plays a major role as well. Each time you perform a search on Yahoo or Google, information is filtered
CCM parking lot is a battlefield VONESA ASLANI Contributor
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more and more to fit your personal preferences. As a result these websites create a “filter bubble” around you where personal preference trumps necessary information. Therefore, if you do not search environmental issues on the Internet, it may never appear on your computer screen. Even newspapers play a major role in misleading the public on the issues. Recently the Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece about global warming with repeated misleading claims. The piece included the opinion of 16 scientists urging candidates for public office to ignore the threat of global warming. The scientists claim that there has been a lack of warming for the past ten years. If you look closer at the scientific facts, however, it is an entirely different story. For example, 2011 was the thirty-fifth year in a row in which global temperatures were above the historical average and 2005 and 2010 were the warmest years on record. The planet appears to be heating up. Instead of listening to propaganda, public officials need only turn to the National Academy of Sciences. The academy was established by President Lincoln with the sole purpose of advising the nation’s leaders on matters of science. In 2010, a NAS report requested by Congress stated that “climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for— and in many cases is already affecting—a broad range of human and natural systems.” So, change is occurring if you consult the right sources.
It is no surprise that The County College of Morris‘ parking lot is a battlefield. With seven lots for students to park in, it is still impossible to find spaces to park in. Some students commute from towns an hour away, only to be left with nowhere to park. It is aggravating for those students who are bothered with this setback and cannot afford to miss another day of class. All the traffic on Interstates 287 and 80 plus Route 10 is time consuming enough. With all the
lights and unexpected occurrences along the way, the parking is another obstacle along the way to class. Due to all the construction, students are finding it difficult to find parking and something needs to be done. The college should hold off construction until the weekends. The bumper-to-bumper traffic is frustrating enough to have to end up in a lot filled door to door. It has become evident that students are endangering themselves just to obtain a parking spot by the increase in accidents at the college. With all the money students
pay to attend the County College of Morris, it is unfair not to be guaranteed a space. The college should start numbering and assigning spaces for students. Carpooling is not as practical as it once was in high school. Everyone has their own personal priorities such as a job, sports or activities. More than half of the staff’s lot is empty throughout the day and is off limits to students. An idea would be to extend parking lot seven to students. This way at least a few more spots would be available for students.
Student Government Volleyball Bash PETER PELIOTIS SGA Senator
Spring is coming soon and Student Government Association has a lot planned for it! On April 24th, during the spring picnic, we’ll be filming our lip dub. If you’re not familiar with what a lip dub is, it’s essentially a big music video in which we tour the campus while students lipsync to music. The final product will be a fun, hilarious way of promoting CCM. And everyone’s invited! Just show up at 12:00 PM in front of the LRC to get involved. We’ll also be hosting our second annual volleyball tournament on April 21st. We want to make it HUGE so get a group of friends together
(6-8 people), come up with a fierce team name, and come out and play some volleyball! The best part is they don’t even have to be CCM students! Get some people from work, your high school, your club, your family, or from wherever you like. If you think you have what it takes to make a killer volleyball team, sign up and go big! And as always, SGA is here to take your suggestions and comments about campus life. We work to keep CCM clean, safe, and fair so if you have something to say, write us at SGA@ student.ccm.edu. We hope to see you all for some fun this spring!
February 22, 2012
Fall forward fashion
The spring semester is well on its way, and it’s a good time to start prioritizing for next fall. Just as important as locking down the perfect class schedule, or landing that internship, is gracing the hallways in fashion’s most current trends. Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week is the industry’s weatherman, and the forecast for Fall 2012 is looking to die for with a high chance of chic. Some spring trends still linger like color blocking and neons, but with the addition of fur, military silhouettes, jumpsuits, jewel tones, and snake prints, autumn looks as refreshing as the leaves changing. One constant in many collections is the color red, popping up on jackets and skinny jeans, in many different shades. Deep reds flooded the runways in shows by Alexander Wang, Cynthia Rowley, and Tibi. In velvet, silk, or leather, hues of red paired with neutrals makes for an eye-catching, chic look. From burgundy to sangria-hued, it can do no wrong. Fur is a front-runner for fall’s hottest trend, showing up on accessories and jacket
sleeves. BCBG Max Azria, Juan Carlos Obando, and Jenni Kayne were some of the many who contrasted mink with fabrics like silk and leather. This is sure to make a statement next fall. Whether
faux, or the real deal, take advantage of the chilly weather ahead while staying on point with what’s “in.” For those who dare to be fabulous, jumpsuits are on the horizon. Designers like Rachel Zoe, Peter Som and Suno integrated this classic yet fashionforward silhouette into their collections. Jumpsuits in bold, graphic patterns and flowing fabrics are the perfect way to exude an effortless style. They can also be paired with a structured blazer for a more tailored look. This trend will definitely add whimsy to any wardrobe. Animal prints will always be relevant, but by the looks of the runways, reptile print will triumph the ever-popular and tirelessly overdone leopard or cheetah. Snake and tortoise print dresses added spark to collections by Cynthia Rowley and Yigal Azrouël. Christian Siriano added scales to a floor length, black and silver gown that dominated the runway. This cold-blooded trend is sure to heat up next fall.
A look backstage at New York Fashion Week
LAUREN BOZZI Entertainment editor
New York Fashion Week is one of the most highly anticipated events in the fashion world. Although the shows are filled with bright lights, vibrant colors, and gorgeous models strutting down the runway, there is an unbelievable amount of meticulous planning behind each show. American designer Cynthia Rowley held her show on the West Side Highway in an oddly shaped structure, known as the IAC building. The backstage area was located directly next to the entrance, and the bright lights of the room cast a glow on the entire street. Behind the scenes at a fashion show is absolute mayhem, to say the least. Stylists, models, reporters, and photographers flood every crevice of the room. Before each show, there are a series of tests that take place--nails, hair, and makeup-and they are absolutely crucial in giving an accurate portrayal of the designer’s vision. Each lead hair, nail, and makeup artist, chosen by the designer, must come up with a series of looks that compliment the clothes being showcased. After much trial and error, each of the head artists and the designer agree on what will be the “final look.” Then, the head stylists in each category show the other artists how to complete the chosen look on the models.
After the tests are complete and the looks are finalized, the media coverage takes off. Journalists, reporters, bloggers, and photographers gather around the head stylists with recorders and cameras in hand. The artists then explain, all while continuing work on the models, the products and technique used to create the look. The head makeup artist at the Cynthia Rowley show not only explained what she was doing, but also provided a diagram of the models face with the makeup look drawn out. The look was very natural and a bit androgynous, which appears to be a beauty trend for Fall 2012. Each and every detail had been carefully planned, and nothing was left to the imagination. As for the hair, the lead hair-
stylist, Duffy, explained that he and Rowley had agreed that the main focus would be “texture.” The style was big and heavily teased with sections of tight, springy curls. It was a look so unstructured that it would be easy to overlook how much time and planning went into it. There is definitely something to be said about the complexity and precision involved backstage at a runway show. It is easy to watch a fashion show with ignorance about how much hard work has gone into it-- especially because the models make it look so effortless. However, with only a few hours prior to the show to make final decisions and achieve perfection, the backstage area is a fast-paced, high-energy environment.
Lead hair-stylist, Duffy, perfecting the final look at Cynthia Rowley.
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February 22, 2012
Giant Dominance The road so far
New York Giants celebrating with the Vince Lombardi Trophy DANIEL CHARDON Sports editor
On Feb. 5 the New York Giants captured their fourth NFL Championship in franchise history. They became only one of five teams to win four or more Super Bowls. The Giants have been a successful organization for a long time, but since the turn of the century they have accomplished something only two other teams have done--success. The Giants, along with the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers, are the only teams to appear in more than two Super Bowls since the dawn of the new millennium. It is safe to assume that most Giants fans want to forget about the Super Bowl performance in 2000. The team, coached by Jim Fassel, was utterly humiliated by the loss to the Baltimore Ravens. But still, a Super Bowl ap-
pearance is a great achievement and is something that most teams would mortgage their whole future for. The Giants could not follow up the following season and stumbled to a 4-12 record, leading to exile of Fassel and quarterback Kerry Collins. However, new head coach Tom Coughlin and quarterback Eli Manning changed the game. In 2007, the Giants pulled off the greatest upset in NFL and Super Bowl history. They overcame the undefeated New England Patriots in a thrilling come-frombehind victory in Super Bowl XXXVI. The Giants defeated them 17-14 and claimed their third championship in franchise history. Although the Giants continued to have regular season success, playoff failures plagued them-until the 2011 season. In a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI, the Giants squared off
against the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI and defeated them in similar fashion to collect their fourth NFL championship. Since the year 2000, the Giants have played in three Super Bowls and won two. It’s easy to sing the praises of Eli Manning for being the MVP in both Super Bowl victories for leading his team to two championships in five years, but the continued success of the Giants goes deeper into the organization and that is something that gets overlooked. The Giants have been one of the most steadfast organizations in the NFL and it has paid off for them. Only New England has played in more Super Bowls than the Giants since 2000 and it has been the Giants who have twice blocked the Patriots from their legacy while fortifying their own. Even though some teams have more hype surrounding them, the Giants always seem to come through when no one expects them to. Before this season even started the Philadelphia Eagles, a team in the Giants own division, was being touted as the “Dream Team.” The Eagles finished 8-8 and did not make the playoffs--thanks to the Giants. The Giants always get overshadowed by the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots, yet only one of those teams has more titles than Big Blue.
Women's Basketball team shooting around before practice DANIEL CHARDON Sports editor
The lady Titans season is coming down to the wire. It’s been a long, rough season, but the team is still in the thick of things in Region XIX play. Coach Glenn Bower’s goal for the remainder of the season is to get back to .500 and move into the playoffs. His team will have to play tough, too, because it will finish up the season dressing only six players. Suffering through a three game losing streak late in the season in which they gave up an average 73 points a game, Bowers is stressing defensive pressure on the court. His plan starts with point guard and team captain, sophomore Anna Fucci. Fucci, who leads the team in assists and steals, is the heart and soul of the team, and you can see it in her play. Even though she is on the floor for almost 40 minutes you would never guess it by the zip she shows late in the game. The way Fucci darts through defenses and throws her body around is comparable to a future NBA hall-of-famer, Allen Iverson, with whom she shares the
same number. Thanks to her hard work and tenacity on the court she is being recruited by RutgersNewark, Montclair State University, and Arcadia University. After Fucci’s done playing ball she’d like to teach kindergarten and become a coach herself. And although Fucci will be leaving, she is leaving the team in the very capable hands of freshman Theresa Carnevale. Carnevale leads the team in scoring and is the main offensive threat. Averaging 14 points per game, Bowers gives her the green light to shoot whenever she is open. Carnevale works well with Fucci because of their contrasting styles. They make a formidable backcourt. Fucci is the slasher of the two. Carnevale is the spot up shooter. She leads all Region XIX Division II players in free throw percentage, shooting a scorching 89 percent. Don’t let the smile she plays with fool you. Carnevale can shoot the lights out. The future is now for the lady Titans. With a perfect blend of sophomores and first years, Bowers and Assistant Coach Amanda Kitzmiller are looking to lead this team into the playoffs and do some damage.
The 2012 CCM Peace Prize To commemorate September 11, 2001, the County College of Morris established in December 2001 an annual award known as “The County College of Morris Peace Prize.” This program is open to all current CCM students. The objective is to create a work focused on the general theme of world peace. That work may take any
number of forms including, but not limited to, expository or creative writing, video production, musical composition, or other visual or performing art. It may be the work of one student or be the product of students’ collaborative efforts. Students must refrain from using any materials that may be under copyright protections.
By March 23, 2012, students who intend to compete for the 2012 County College of Morris Peace Prize must file an application with Professor Peter Maguire, Department of English and Philosophy. By April 20, 2012, all projects must be submitted to him for referral to a distinguished panel of judges from the college and local civic community.
Presentation of the award will take place at Commencement on May 24. At that time, the recipient will receive an engraved plaque and an award in the amount of $1,000 provided by the CCM Foundation. For complete details and applications, contact Professor Peter Maguire at email@example.com.
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Golf Team Is Looking for Players Matches are on Monday’s Please see Jim Chegwidden (HPE125) Or call 973-328-5255 Email: jchegwidden@ ccm.edu