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Cyber security impacts students MELISSA DELLACATO Entertainment editor


Dr. Yaw supports Building Our Future Bond Act JACOB WINTERFIELD Business manager

Voters will decide the fate of the “Building Our Future Bond Act” on Nov 6. New Jersey colleges are on the ballot this year to get funding that will provide opportunities for colleges to upgrade their facilities and expand their academic programs. If the bond passes, County College of Morris will receive $7.5 million with a 25 percent match that equates to another $2.5 million. The money will go toward building additions to the Performing Arts Academic Center as well as upgrading the laboratories for the electrical and mechanical engineering technology programs. New high-tech facilities such as the engineering labs would allow students the opportunity for higher learning. The bond would invest in the workforce by preparing students for jobs of the future

and building a stronger economy. The long-term impact of this investment will provide the companies with the capabilities to recruit in-state and create a workforce with the appropriate education needed to maintain competiveness. The addition to the Performing Arts Academic Center will include an area for dance programs, dressing rooms, scene shop storage, faculty offices and a music recording studio. The previous area that these programs occupied can be used for more classroom space and other activities. “These changes will increase enrollment because it will add capacity and make the college more attractive to students from all surrounding counties by improving our already unique signature programs,” CCM President Dr. Edward Yaw said. The last time New Jersey voted on a bond for higher education was 1988.

New Jersey is among five states that have not voted on higher education funding in the last five years. The original legislation for the act stated that community colleges would have to contribute 50 percent but this was brought down to 25 percent, Yaw said. He hopes that Morris County will contribute the $2.5 million, and he has met with the facilities committee about the plan. “The county has always been generous and supportive of the college in providing funds, such as in the Landscape and Horticultural Building,” Yaw said. “No promises have been made.” New Jersey now offers the ability to vote by mail in any election. The deadline for voters to apply for the vote by mail ballot is Oct. 30. To apply to vote by mail, the application can be downloaded at www.

Students go green at County College of Morris DANA THOMPSON Staff writer

Features 3, 5, 6, 7 Editorial 2 Sports 8

Politics 4 Roving Reporter 2

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Much of County College of Morris’ beauty can be attributed to the work of students. Last Earth Day, the Green Student League planted six seedlings along the campus’ Dover-Chester entrance. “Most students [in the league] tend to have a big environmental interest and are looking to develop a career in the field,” said Charles Lamb, the club’s adviser. “In fact, the last three presidents have gone on to four-year schools to major in environmental science.” NICOLE DARRAH Lamb reported that one of the Most water fountains have been replaced league’s primary goals for the sewith a water filtration system mester is to interact with clubs at

four-year schools in the Morris County area such as Fairleigh Dickinson University and Drew University. The intent is to connect not only at a student club level, but also at a faculty level, in order to help the league grow. “CCM has a unique sustainability perspective as it is a commuting school,” Lamb said. “It will be interesting to learn about different sustainability practices and find a way to manage the large amount of pollution caused by commuting at CCM.” The league intends to touch as many people as possible this year in hopes to not only increase membership, but to serve as an informative source for the community.

Students at the County College of Morris recognized National Cyber Security Awareness Month by keeping their information safe online and increasing their consciousness of the many problems the Internet may cause. “I make sure all of my passwords and information are private,” 19-year-old CCM student John Goldfarb said. Approximately 49 percent of social media users take Goldfarb’s method a step further and change their password at least once a year, according to a recent study by the National Cyber Security Alliance and McAfee. Six percent change their passwords weekly. “With the exception of Facebook, I avoid having real information out anywhere,” 20-year-old graphic design major Cheryl Schoch said. Schoch said she also likes to keep things simple; she avoids having a bunch of passwords and accounts all over the Internet. “I try to use the Internet just for Facebook, games and Skype.” Similarly, Goldfarb makes sure the websites he visits are safe based on their content and “avoids clicking on ads” that could be sketchy. Businesses and firms also make an effort to keep the information of their employees as secure as possible. For example, when logging into the computer, employees use a key fob, a small device that rotates the holder’s password every 15 seconds, said Lawrence Schilling, examination manager at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. It is important that businesses like FINRA keep clients’ information secure as well. “If we send something to another firm, it has to be encrypted and password protected,” Schilling said in a phone conversation. According to the study by the National Cyber Security Alliance and McAfee, 42 percent of employees have similar experiences with a security requirement they must follow. Ninety percent of Americans agree that a safe and secure Internet is important, but do not actually feel safe when surfing the Internet, according to the study. Apparently, there are too many hackers and viruses lurking in cyberspace for anyone to feel secure. “My old computer had viruses many times,” Goldfarb said. To educate the public about cyber security in an effort to eliminate these problems, National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created and is recognized every October, according to the official website of the Department of Homeland Security. The monthly observance consists of four themes, one for each week of October, each of which are meant to build awareness and advise methods people can use to keep their information safe, according to the DHS. In order to become a safer web surfer, the DHS suggests that people create strong passwords, install updates on their computer when necessary, limit the amount of personal information put online and be careful when visiting a website that may not be credible. “Together, we can maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient,” the DHS official website states, “and that remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years and years to come.”


Clinton Road scares drivers in West Milford One of NJ scariest roads prepares for its busiest months page 3

iPhone proves popular among CCM students Apple’s newest phone is a hot commodity among students page 5

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What costume are you wearing this Halloween? Anna Bergus 20 Liberal Arts “Although I’m a Jets fan, I’ll be dressing up as a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader.”

Shane Peltz 19 Criminal Justice “I haven’t picked one out yet”

Shannon Bruno 19 Communications “A vampire”

Michelle Estrada 20 Communications “Poison Ivy from Batman”

Julio Rivera 19 Communications “A scary clown”

Jean Decembre 35 Business “I’m not dressing up this Halloween”

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October 23, 2012

New Jersey invests in its future

This Nov. 6, New Jersey voters will decide whether to invest in its future by way of the “Build Our Future Bond Act.” This act represents the first time in the last 25 years that New Jersey has invested money in its higher education facilities. Not only will the “Build Our Future Bond Act” help colleges and universities across New Jersey but help stimulate the economy overall. If passed, County College of Morris will receive $7.5 million with a $2.5 million match that gives the college $10 million to spend on upgrades. New Jersey is one of five states that has not spent money to upgrade its higher education institutions in the last quarter century. Dr. Edward Yaw, president of CCM, already said that the money would be used to upgrade the Performing Arts Academic Center and six of its mechanical and engineering labs. As of 2011, CCM had the third highest enrollment of all the community colleges with 12,732 and a statewide total of 359,458 students in public institutions, according to New Jersey’s official website. Without any government aid, it has become increasingly hard to accommodate

the needs of every student. One plan CCM has for the money from the bond is to build a recording studio for students who want to pursue a music career. That is something that cannot be done without help from the state. Along with providing state-of-the-art equipment for N.J. students to want to stay in state for a higher education, upgrading facilities will attract students from outside the area to N.J. institutions. It may seem like it is just another mouth to feed or space taken up, but if N.J. residents want the state to become a shining beacon of prosperity, it would be a wise investment to attract some of the brightest minds to our state. It is about time that both sides of the political spectrum in New Jersey agree on something, and it is even better that students are getting to reap the benefits. The act is supported by Gov. Chris Christie and was passed by both the State Assembly and State Senate easily. In a Democratic state run by a Republican governor, that’s no small feat, but it goes to show the importance of investing in the future of New Jersey because that is exactly what this act does. Not only would the

act help build-up higher education facilities but it would also stimulate the economy. The state’s GDP is expected to go up by $715 annually due to all of the construction work being done across campuses, according to the “Building our Future” website. It is also estimated to generate over 9,800 jobs, over 4,500 of those directly related to construction work. That’s a huge boost for a state that has an unemployment rate of 9.9 percent as of August, according to the Department of Labor and Work Development. Whenever the talk of government funding comes into play an important question asked is “Where is the money going to come from?” Yes, the money will come from taxes but no one should look at this as a waste of money. This is New Jersey investing in itself and its residents. In order to compete in today’s global market, students need every resource available to them and New Jersey has lacked those resources for some time now. “Building Our Future Bond Act” is just that, it is about building the future for a better New Jersey by building a better you. New Jersey is trying to invest in its citizens, make sure that happens. Vote yes on 1.

Fall fashions at CCM CAROL BERMUDEZ ENAMORADO Contributer

The halls of County College of Morris have turned into a runway of must-have items. Graphic sweaters, loafers, scarves, and bomber jackets are just a few of the recent trending items. According to some CCM students, clothes are the obvious choice for self-expression. “Wear what you want regardless of what others think of you,” Lisa Palacio, communications major, said. This 2012 fall season has the campus filled with trendy students seizing the opportunity to make a statement. Trends, like scarves, are returning, while loafers are on the rise and quickly becoming musthave favorites. Scarves are a timeless trend to say the least. This accessory is warm, comfortable and stylish. It can complement a look or fully transform it. It’s an essential item that can even be worn throughout winter. Loafers come in every color and style imaginable. These menswear-inspired flats are extremely comfortable and add flare to your wardrobe. For fall, faux- leather bomber jackets and scarves are just a few pieces Gwendolyn Ferdinand, nursing student at CCM, must have.

Bomber jackets are a trend catcher that continues to return with roots that can be traced as far back as World War 1. These jackets are still helping shape designs of flight jackets worn today and are considered a fashion icon. Another must have item to look for is graphic sweaters. These comfy sweaters can be layered on top of a collared shirt or even a dress. Whichever preferred, they are a great fit to personal style. A new trend to look for this fall is Oxblood, a deep-reddish brown that is one of the fall runways promised major trends. Its seasonal richness is more exciting than the usual shades of black and grey. It’s a hue that can be incorporated into anyone of your fall looks this season. For some, following the trends is an obvious choice. “Explore and try new things you may never think to wear,” said Michelle Gurlac, early childhood education major at CCM. “You may end up loving it.” Not only can your wardrobe help you fit today’s trends, but it can also help with self-confidence. “Always dress your size, but never care about the number,” Gwendolyn Ferdinand, a nursing major, said. “If you wear clothing that fits and [is] for your shape, you will look and feel great.”


October 24, 2012

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Jersey parents share Halloween safety concerns LISA PALACIO Staff writer

As Halloween approaches, many New Jersey parents concern trick-or-treater’s safety. “I go with him on Halloween to observe because there are many strangers around,” said Dima Lazarova, a 32-year-old secretary from Clifton, about her 8-year-old son. “I make sure he stays in sight and stays on the sidewalk.” Lazarova said she also tries to make sure her son does not eat any candy until all of it is inspected. “When we get home, we dump all the candy onto the counter,” Lazarova said. “If it is ripped or unwrapped in any way, we throw it out.” Chuck Bush, a 46-year-old Randolph resident and chef, has a 14-year-old daughter and 16year-old son who have different plans for Halloween. Bush said his children have grown out of trick-or-treating and now walk around town with friends on the holiday. “I’m just mostly worried about cars and them getting hit by cars,” Bush said. “I make sure they have something bright on so they can be seen.” Bush said he believes that police departments in New Jersey will be monitoring the children’s’ safety in general and be supervising speed limits and vandalism.

According to Sgt. John Keymer, a traffic safety officer at the Madison Police Department, more staff will be on duty and more patrols will be on the roads on Halloween. “Our major safety concern is children getting hit by cars,” Keymer said. “We always stress to carry lights or wear something bright.” As a parent of a 12-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son, Keymer also shares the same concern as the Madison Police Department. Keymer said he makes sure his children carry a flashlight with them and that they stay in groups. Maritza Ferreira, a 48-yearold North Arlington resident and marketing representative, said she learned a lot from her children’s “trick-or-treating stage”. “Parents who have younger children should take their children trick-or-treating when it is still light out,” Ferreira said. “They should approach homes which are lit or decorated; most likely those residents want you to go there.” Ferreira, a mother of two college students, also said that trick-or-treaters should skip unlit homes because those homes might not be participating in Halloween. “Try to stay on lit roads where other people will be,” Ferreira said. “Try not to ring the door bell consistently. That is just plain rude.”


Clinton Road scares drivers in West Milford, NJ DANIEL CHARDON Editor-In-Chief

Like a black knife, it cuts a 10 mile jagged edge through the woods of West Milford. It lays there in wait for its next victim to travel its treacherous blacktop. Dark, winding, and covered in mystery, many say that Clinton Road is the scariest road in New Jersey. Starting at Route 23 in West Milford and ending in Upper Greenwood Lake, Clinton Road slices through Wawayanda State Park which only adds to the spookiness of this infamous road. So what exactly makes Clinton Road terribly frightening to travel? Clinton Road has so many stories, legends, and tall tales associated with it you can pick your favorite poison. One of thrill seekers’ favorite stories is the “ghost pickup truck.” The Travel Channel ran a show titled “Most Terrifying Places in America” where they showcased the phantom pickup truck of Clinton Road. Legend has it that while driving down the road at night a black pickup appears and tries to run drivers off the road. It then disappears just as fast. “It’s not my favorite story but if a big mean truck ran me off the road I’d be pretty freaking scared,” Clifton resident Dianna Minaya said. “Always reminds me of [movie] ‘Jeepers Creepers.’” Another local legend that remains a favorite is the Clinton Road cannibals. The tale goes that while driving, if there is a fallen tree lying across the road, put the car in reverse and get out of there as fast as possible because the cannibals will knock down another tree behind the car to trap it and then eat their meal. “That’s my favorite story,” chemistry


Driver’s eye view of Clinton Road major Chris Guerbi said. “It was okay [going to Clinton Road], not scary.” Sometimes there isn’t a local legend involved in the creepiness of Clinton Road. CCM student Marianna Borrero knows a game people play when taking a trip to Clinton Road. “You leave someone in the middle of the road and then keep driving until you can’t see them and then turn around and go back and find them,” she said. Being stuck in the middle of a desolate road surrounded by dense, dark woods is chilling enough, but factor in all the folk tales and it’s even more frightening. Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran detail the legends and unexplained phenomena of Clinton Road and all of New Jersey’s

scariest haunts in their books and magazines “Weird NJ.” To explain what “Weird NJ” is they describe it as “a travel guide and magazine to places you won’t find on state funded maps or located on any tourist attraction pamphlets” according to their website, Sceurman and Moran list all of the folklore about Clinton Road in their book, from the phantom truck, to Hellhounds and occults. The most common story according to Sceurman and Moran is the ghost boy legend. Although the legend varies, the story goes that a small boy was flipping coins off a bridge on Clinton Road, fell in and died from the fall. It’s said that the ghost of the boy

haunts the bridge now and if anyone flips coins off the bridge, the ghost of the boy pushes them over the edge of the bridge. It is good to remember that Clinton Road is a regular road with people living on it and respect should be given to their privacy. “There’s always a police presence on Clinton Road,” West Milford Lt. John Matarese said. “There is a problem with people looking for things that don’t exist.” With all of the stories floating around about the infamous Clinton Road it is hard to believe that some people still haven’t heard about it. “I’ve never heard about [Clinton Road] before,” business administration major Seth Plotnick said.


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October 24, 2012


Paul Ryan beats expectations

Joe Biden laughs off Paul Ryan



News editor

As Vice President Joe Biden and Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan battled in the debate on Thursday Oct. 11, many disagreements and opinions lashed out. Biden and Ryan battled about foreign and domestic issues, jobs, Medicare, and much more. The first topic the candidates were tackled with was the attack from Libya. Ryan’s attitude toward this topic was firm and to the point. “It took the President two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. Shouldn’t we have a Marine detachment guarding our ambassador in Benghazi, a place where we knew that there was Al Qaida cell with arms”, said Ryan. The Iranian nuclear issue was also raised during the debate. According to the moderator, Martha Raddatz, there is no bigger national security issue facing the U.S. The two candidates responded and echoed their positions articulated by their respective running mates. Ryan stressed the point that Iran should not be allowed a nuclear weapons “capability”. According to Ryan, Iran was 4 years closer to a nuclear weapon capability and that U.S. sanctions on Iran were only implemented by Congress in spite of the administration. When the topic of healthcare came up, both candidates clashed and had completely different views on it. Ryan responded by saying that “Here’s the problem. They’ve got their hand in the cookie jar, turning Medicare into a piggybank for Obamacare.” According to Ryan, congress said that 1 out of 6 hospitals and nursing homes will go out of business as a result of this. Ryan conveyed that the plan that both he and Governor Mitt Romney support would decrease benefits for the wealthy people in order to maintain ben-

efits for the poor and middle class people. “More for low-income people and less for high-income people,” Ryan said. When the debate rallied towards the topic of tax cuts, Ryan starts off by saying that there aren’t enough wealthy Americans to tax to pay for all of President Barack Obama’s spending. Ryan also tells the viewers, “Watch out, middle class. The tax bill is coming to you.” Ryan then begins to explain his plan which is to give Congress a framework for taxes that involves lowering rates by 20 percent. He says he guarantees that can be paid for by closing loopholes, mainly on the upper class. One of the most controversial and important issue discussed at the debate was abortion. Ryan said he is against abortion but that the policy of a Romney administration would include exceptions in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at stake. The debate ends with both candidates providing a closing statement. “We face a very big choice. What kind of country are we going to be? What kind of country are we going to give our kids? President Obama — he had his chance”, said Ryan. Furthermore, Ryan includes Governor Romney and tries to reassure the American people that their plans will work. “We will take responsibility. And we will not try to replace our founding principles; we will reapply our founding principles. The choice is clear, and the choice rests with you, and we ask you for your vote”, said Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan. As of now, a total of four debates have occurred, one of which was the vice presidential debate. The last presidential debate was on Oct. 22,. The debate featured President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney debating on foreign policy issues.

slight increase for those who make over $1 million annually. The issue of pulling out troops from The opening of voting booths is less Afghanistan was also addressed. Biden than two weeks away. In Thursday night’s said that “we are leaving by 2014. Period.” vice presidential debate, Vice President Joe The job of upholding the new democratic Biden made clear the policies that would governments, he said, is up to the 315,000 be pursued if President Barack Obama is Afghan soldiers that the American Army elected to a second term. and its allies have been training. This pull The debate began on issues of foreign out date has been agreed upon by 49 of policies. The first issue was that of Iran’s America’s allies. pursuit of nuclear weapons. Biden insisted War was a recurring topic throughthat Iran is still “a out the debate, and good way away” from the candidates were nuclear weapons, and then asked about the that our policy would possibility of war in “The last thing be to avoid war with Syria, which is curAmerica Iran at all costs. Biden rently experiencing a needs is said the current trade civil war. Biden said, sanctions on Iran are “the last thing Ameranother sufficient, and that ica needs is another ground war Iran is “more isolated ground war in the in the today than when we Middle East.” Middle East.” took office.” The better path, The possibility he said, is to “identify of privatized MediJoe Biden those forces who, in care was next. The fact, will provide for Vice President policies of Obama a stable government” and Biden executed and supply them from a health plan with a a distance. focus more on regulaNext, abortion tion of Medicare, rather than competition. brought the discussion back to domestic Biden said their focus will be ensuring the issues. Though he is Roman Catholic, a “guarantee of healthcare” for seniors, and religion which believes life begins at conthat the qualifying age will not be raised ception, Biden said that he will not “imfrom 65 to 67. pose [an outlaw on abortion] on equally Tax cuts that have been in effect since devout Christians and Muslims and Jews.” George Bush’s presidency were also disHe believes abortion is the right of the cussed. The upper class tax cuts, which woman and should only be between the allocate “800 billion… to people making mother and her doctor. a minimum of $1 million,” are going to By now, there have been four debates be allowed to expire if Obama is elected. in total, and the picture of the candidates’ Biden said that his plan is to “extend per- policies should be clear to voters. Polls ofmanently the middle class tax cut” with a ficially open on Nov. 6. Copy Editor

GREEN: Students go green at County College of Morris CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “Another big goal for the semester is to create a webpage linked to the CCM website dedicated to sustainability,” Lamb said. “We aim to make sure that energy saving data from the solar panels, can and bottle recycling, and even the new low-energy lights inside the buildings are tracked and readily available to the community.” CCM is a member of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS), which has also helped the league grow, Lamb added. According to, the organization aims to “engage and inspire the New Jersey higher education community to become models and messengers of sustainability.” Being that this is a student club, a majority of its connections and involvement is based upon the students involved. “In becoming president of the league, I’ve had the struggle of not really having connections since the last Green Student League president moved to Arizona unexpectedly over the summer,” said Jessica Forman, CCM student and president of

the club. “I’m trying to bridge out with other clubs such as the Biology Club on campus and other environmental clubs in the area to grow, get connected and hold joint events.” Forman reported that the Green Student League is plan-

ning a trip to an energy plant this semester and is looking into finding guest speakers. The Green Student League meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. in the club area of the Student Community Center.



October 24, 2012

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iPhone 5 proves popular among CCM students LISA PALACIO Staff writer

Apple retail stores began selling the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21. Customers worldwide lined up hours before store openings, proving the beginning for a successful sale. “I called Sprint to pre-order the iPhone 5 but was put on the waiting list,” said Johan Escobar, a County College of Morris criminal justice major. “Thankfully, I was able to receive my iPhone on the release date.” Escobar said he likes many of the updates that were added to the new version of the iPhone. “Siri is now more sport smart, and the phone is also faster,” Escobar said. “I also like the camera because it has the panorama feature. The Panorama mode on the iPhone 5’s iSight camera allows owners to take stunning 240-degree panoramic photos. The feature allows users to capture a fuller and wider image. The iPhone 5 is also faster and has 24/7 Wi-Fi availability. “I believe the iPhone 5 is a trend because everyone wants to own one,” Escobar said. “The iPhone 5 is probably the most popular phone out there.” According to BusinessWeek, more than 5 million iPhones were

sold in the first three days after the release. Kevin Londono, a graphic design major and iPhone 4 owner, said he is looking forward to upgrading to the new iPhone 5. “Everyone talks about it and its awesome features,” said Londono. “All of my friends have upgraded, and I’m lagging behind. Londono mentioned that having an iPhone 5 could help him with college in many ways. “I will be able to have faster access to emails from teachers,” he said. “I could also be able to access media quicker and find design ideas online.” According to Apple, the new iPhone’s height is 4.87 inches in comparison to the 4.5 inch 4S version. The iPhone 5 is also 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than the past model. “It might be a little taller than past versions,” Londono said. “But since its thinner, it could fit more comfortably in my pocket than my current phone.” Londono tried going to the Apple store on the iPhone 5’s release date, but his plot to upgrade did not go as planned. “The Apple store was packed,” Londono said. “The stores are still packed. I’m waiting until the demand goes down so I can go back to upgrade.”

Johan Escobar shows off his iPhone 5.



Get the Clown has got to get funny. And so do you, too. So sit down clowns, and I’ll tell you how. “Woe is me”, says our friend the Clown, “I am the stalest of all the clowns, butt of all the jokes, and cast-off of all the women! Clown, my friend, fret not now, for your friend the writer is here to instruct you in the art of laughter. Tell me your problems now, and please be complete, for a clown that is boring is a failure indeed. “Writer, my friend”, says our friend the clown, “I am out of ideas! I have eaten all of my pies, but not a man, woman, or child lets loose a gasp of surprise!”

Clown, my friend, do use your head! Pies are meant for eating, and it is quite serious business. If you show people what their lives are like, they will not laugh at you! For the most part, life is quite dull and laughter is to be avoided. Things happen one way, and often they happen that way day after day until eventually you graduate, get married or die. The key is to show us things as they are not. This is the source of comedy. We all eat pies! Rather than eating that pie, find a well-regarded member of the community and throw it in his face! By throwing the pie, you break our expectations of the functions of both pies and well-regarded members of the community. This breaking of expectation provides a brief relief from the vanilla conveyor belt

that we call our lives. Expectations are like watermelons. We must ruthlessly hunt them down and throw them off of roofs if we are to ever experience joy and laughter as we once did. Take children. At one point or another, we’ve all laughed at the antics of a child who acted in a way that proved their total inexperience in life. They have no built-up expectations about life because they don’t yet know what will happen in life. This is why so many of the things that children say are funny. Contrast that child with an old, particularly crusty, lawyer. Older people aren’t as funny because they’ve built up many years of expectation. Just go to your local retirement home and ask which one of them just graduated high school. See? No

sense of humor. Now, that, you clowns, was a joke. Do not actually go to a senior center and ask about high school graduations. But, as we have just shown Get the Clown, that was a good example of a joke, because it broke our expectation of what goes on at a senior center. So now clowns, you are ready! Go, Get the Clown, go and make the people laugh! Go find a professor and tell them what’s really on your mind! Break the watermelon expectations weighing the Funny Lobe of your brain down! Just keep it clean, please. Submit to Creative Corner at youngtownedition @



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Attendance doubles at second-annual De-Stress Fest ANTHONY TOBAR

Communications manager

Unprecedented support from the student body, faculty, and volunteers helped make the second annual De-Stress Fest more successful than the first event. “This year’s turnout was amazing,” said Ariella Heisler, coordinator of De-Stress Fest and counselor at CCM. “We had at least twice as many people as last year.” One promising stop for student participants was massages from New Jersey Massage. One student was more than happy to let a massage expert perform a back massage to relieve physical tension. “I play sports and perform many physically demanding tasks throughout the day and a massage was just what the doctor ordered,” CCM student Sebastian Castillo said. Another activity that garnered student participation was Reiki, a type of massage that does not involve physical contact and is designed to cause spiritual well-being. Business Major Andrew Cardenas decided to put the massage to the test; it was his first time getting the procedure. After about 10 minutes, he rose from his seat displaying an unmistakable calmness in his facial expression.

“I am spiritually cleansed,” Cardenas said. “I definitely recommend it.” Professor Trayer Run-Kowzun conducted yoga exercises, one of the activities designated to promote physical wellness. She offered insight for the casual participant interested in adopting this stress-relieving form of exercise. Anybody can do yoga and novice participants should start out slow; three to five times a week for 15 minutes is more than enough, Run-Kowzun said. It would be ideal to take classes at first to achieve correct form. Registered dietitian Amy Wulf was in charge of giving nutrition counsel; her main focus was promoting awareness about the kinds of things that are in your food. Wulf said that what you eat plays a vital role in how you feel physically. “You are what you eat,” Wulf said. According to Heisler, the mission of all the parties involved in De-Stress Fest was to decrease stress by offering strategic activities that could be implemented in one’s daily lifestyle. “If a person learned one new way to take care of themselves and enhance their wellness, then our goal was met,” Heisler said.


On Oct. 4, 21-year old Marilyn Chiquilo at De-Stress Fest.

Art Club raises money for Lordi scholarship

RICKI SANCHEZ Managing editor

It can be a struggle for students to pay for their education. Scholarships are a key source for help in this aspect. Members of the CCM Art Club realize this is a problem for students, and they have come together to raise money for what will be called the Tony Lordi Scholarship. “We’re not only here to play games, but to help the community,” said Professor Todd Doney, the Art Club adviser. Tony Lordi was a visual

arts professor on campus, who died in October 2010. In honor of him, the Art Club will spearhead several activities to raise money for a scholarship in his name. This scholarship will be awarded to any visual arts major with a strong need for economic help and a high grade point average. The Art Club recently began to raise money, and the members have about half of their $5,000 total goal. They continued the fundraising with a bake sale, during the college hour on Oct. 11 and a Zombie Walk that took place at Horseshoe Lake in Roxbury.

The bake sale contributions went toward the make-up and supplies used for the Zombie Walk. All the proceeds will go toward the Tony Lordi Scholarship. Justin Patterson, the president of the Art Club, hopes to raise $1,000 but he said that any amount of money they could raise will count toward the scholarship. The Art Club meets every Thursday in Demare Hall 216 at 12:30 p.m. The members spend their time exploring different artists, putting together various events, and working on the projects they put in the

spring art show, which happens every year in the Student Center, and always ends with a contest winner. The winner will receive prizes, such as art supplies and gift certificates. “You get what you put into it,” said Justin Patterson. “It’s a great way to get out there and have fun.” The members are also sponsoring an upcoming event to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Oct. 27. The cost will be $5 for students and $10 for guests. The bus is provided and will leave campus at 9 a.m.

More details • Trip to the Met Oct. 27 • $5 for students • $10 for guests • Bus leaves at 9 a.m.

CCM Volunteer Club flourishes due to current president Students plan to build for Habitat for Humanity on Dec. 1

JACOB WINTERFIELD Business manager

After five inactive years, the CCM Volunteer Club now has more members than previous years. Lina Maria Alfonso, current president, resurrected the club last year. Alfonso has coordinated events such as March for Military families, Big Brother Big sister and Randolph Animal pound visits. The club has now grown from five members to more than 30. “The Welcome Back Bash played a vital role in bringing awareness to the club,” Alfonso said. “The whole community is welcome to participate in our events. We’re always welcome to new ideas. I can’t wait for another successful year of helping out in the community!”

The Volunteer Club has been involved in many events this semester. Members volunteered at the Morris County Heart Walk and 5K Run on Sunday, Oct. 14 2012 and did two record breaking bake sales for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk that took place on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 in Parsippany, NJ. “We had more people than ever before and raised $935 on the bake sales. With additional donations from the volunteer club members, we raised over $1,000 dollars!” said Theresa Davis, club secretary. The next event that the volunteer club will partake in is building house for Habitat for Humanity on Dec. 1, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Habitat for Humanity helps eliminate poverty by providing simple, decent shelter to those in need.

Jason Vassallo, a liberal arts major, and Mitulkumar Desai, a biotechnology major, said they are both excited for the upcoming volunteering project. “I did Habitat for Humanity last year and it was a great group bonding experience, Volunteer member Jeremy Forrester said. “I only knew one person before we got to the building site but we all got along and learned how to do wiring and put sheet rock in.” “Habitat for Humanity is a building project that gives first-time homebuyers a chance to get affordable low income housing built by volunteers,” Desai said. Volunteer Club meets in the Student Community Center on Thursdays in room 233 at 1:30 p.m.

Events • Morris County Heart Walk/ 5K Run on Oct. 14 • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 21 • Habitat for Humanity on Dec. 1

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European football outshines Major League Soccer on American soil COLIN GALLAGHER Sports editor

Walking around campus, anyone is far more likely to encounter someone wearing a Barcelona or Manchester United soccer jersey instead a New York Red Bulls or Philadelphia Union jersey. Football, as it is called anywhere outside of the United States, is the world’s most popular sport. Even in this country it is becoming more popular. However, this newfound popularity in America has less to do with Major League Soccer than it does with popular top European leagues, such as The Barclays Premier League of England and La Liga of Spain. MLS games broadcast on NBC Sports Network, the most prominent network for MLS broadcasting, and has been receiving 200,000 viewers on average. Comparatively, Premier League games in 2011-2012 had average viewers of 321,000. In late April of 2012, a piv-

otal league match between crosstown rivals Manchester United and Manchester City drew 1.033 million viewers on a Monday afternoon, a new record. While barely a million viewers seems small, it was nearly double the previous record. This impressive growth rate is expected to translate into this season’s television success. Why then is European football, where the games aren’t even played in this country, more popular to watch? The answer lies in the quality of play. Simply put, MLS isn’t able to acquire the star players that European leagues have. Top quality players want to play in Europe because the talent pool there is so much greater; this in turn increases the overall quality of play in these leagues, which makes them so much more enticing to watch. A simple case study- Chelsea F.C., one of the top teams in Europe, has 18 current national team players in its first team, with many players playing for presti-

gious and talented nations such as Spain, Brazil, and England. New York Red Bulls, one of the top teams in MLS, has only 8 current national team players in its first team, most of whom play for lesser quality soccer nations such as Estonia, Australia, and Norway. MLS does not attract young talented stars the same way European leagues do. The salary cap which the MLS has limits the amount of spending for teams. Conversely, European leagues do not have a salary cap. This allows rich clubs the ability to lavishly spend on players, making top players want to play for these teams in these well-established leagues. The only stars which do come to MLS are way past their prime. Players like Thierry Henry and David Beckham have increased exposure, but it will take a while and the possible elimination of the salary cap before the quality of play even nears that of the top European leagues.

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