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Part of The Circle: Vol. 66 No. 19 - May 3, 2012


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The student newspaper of Marist College
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Lowell Thomas renovations to commence this summer
Circle Contributor
Plans to renovate the Lowell
Thomas Communications Center,
the academic building that houses
the School of Communication and
the Arts, are finally under way.
After almost four years of planning,
the director of the Physical Plant,
Justin Butwell said that the reno-
begin this summer and
cross over to next summer.
According to the Marist College
website, ''The Lowell Thomas Com-
munications Center opened in 1987,
allowing students
combine the
disciplines of communications,
math, and computer science in a
state-of-the-art environment."
However, since its construction,
numerous changes have been made
to the campus. The math and com-
puter science departments have
been moved to the Hancock Center
and and the technology that was
once stat;e..of-the-art is now out-
dated and in need of replacement.
"The renovations are long over-
due," said Dr. Paula Willoquet, a
media arts professor and chair of
the Media Arts Department. 'We've
all been waiting for this to happen
and there is really no downside to
Butwell said that the renovation
plans include completely gutting
and reconfiguring the ground floor,
which is prone to ground water
seepage. The building sustained a
reasonable amount of water damage
during Hurricane Irene. In addition
to the demolition of the ground
floor, there will be some work done
to the main and upper levels, in-
cluding new classrooms and semi-
nar rooms.
'We plan on changing the general
aesthetics of the building," Butwell
said. ''The upgrade is necessary to
keep up with the new technologies
and remain competitive."
of right now, none of the reno-
vations are set in stone and some
may be altered, but according to
Willoquet the renovations will have
a tremendous impact on the pro-
grams the college has to offer.
Updates to the building will in-
clude a new screening room, im-
provements to the production
studios, a new sports communica-
tion center on the main floor and
new labs for classes such as Digital
Toolbox, which will feature glass
walls and state-of-the-art flat screen
technology. Admissions and the
Global Studies department
move their facilities to Lowell
Along with the physical changes
the building, there will be addi-
tional upgrades
the equipment
that communication majors use.
Joey Wall, the director of Media
and Instructional Technology for
the Media Center, said that the
media center recently donated or re-
cycled a majority of its equipment in
order to make room for the new
equipment that will be ordered as
part of the renovations.
having the
latest technology available for our
students and faculty, so most of the
equipment gets replaced every five
years or so," Wall said.
The plan is
have a completely
tapeless production equipment.
Willoquet said that this new equip-
more in-depth production and
media studies courses. There will
also be a new minor added to the
college's course offerings in video
Construction on Lowell Thomas
will begin once this semester comes
to a close and will continue through
the Lowell Thomas Communications Center will commence once the
semester ends. Plans include both structural and equipment upgrades.
"make the program more to the end of the summer. The con-
attractive and exciting to students." struction will have no impact on fall
The changes to the facility will co-
classes and everything will resume
incide with the development of the as normal next semester.
new media studies and production
'We're all very excited about the
degree, starting in 2013. This new project," Willoquet said. "After it is
major will replace the radio-TV-film completed, who wouldn't want to
concentration that is currently part come here?''
of the department and will offer
SGA proud to filtroduce 2012-2013 e-board members
News Editor
As the academic school year
comes to a close, many on-campus
clubs and organizations begin to
transition in newly elected officers
for next year. The Student Gov-
ernment Association, or SGA, is
no exception to this annual occur-
rence. With Paul DiBlasi and
Brian Gelok officially winning the
student body president and execu-
tive vice president positions, a
wide array of executive board po-
sitions and other elected spots
were left to be filled, and with new
SGA administrations come new
student leaders that represent the
student body. Meet some of the
2012-2013 SGA board.
Meet Luis Castillo, the Vice
President of Club Affairs.
Major/minor, and year of gradu-
ation: "I am a Criminal Justice
and Spanish double major. I plan
on graduating during the May
2013 ceremonies."
Nickname: "I have been called
Louis, little Spanish man, baby
Jesus, Puertorican (though I am of
Dominican descent), and I am the
self-proclaimed 'Spanish hurri-
Why he got involved
was my high school's student body
president and knew that before I
left Marist, I had to get involved
in SGA."
Looking ahead: "I plan on mak-
ing all clubs have transparent
communication with the college."
Secret weapon in the office: "I do
not beat around the bushes. I am
straight to the point. I will put
you in your place when need be.
Plus, if I have to find a student, I
will. I do not like waiting."
Favorite thing to do in the SGA
office: "Probably listening in on
Other than that, making sure
Luis Castillo, Vice President of Club Affairs.
that people that ask questions vorite. I love sports, and I love to
about clubs get the right
dance and I am very outgoing."
Fun fact: "Latin music is my

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Thursday, 5/3
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to 9:30
Student Center
Friday, 5/4
Last Day of Spring
Sunday, 5/6
Nelly Goletti Theatre
Friday, 5/11
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Saturday, 5/19
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and project-doing from
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As the
tcr winds
down, we
goodbye to
our seniors - and
seniors leaving
us at The Circle.
Our most diligent
;rea ers
tice that our staff box has had a
major change-up - our staff wa
especially senior-riddled this
we have
a lot
people to
miss. We
i h good luck to Phil
Terrigno, Ryan Rivard, Emily
Berger, Momca Speranza,
Lamorte, Rach 1 hockey, Jon
O'Sullivan, Michael Garofalo and
asilisk. You've taught us
the ways of The Circle and we
hope that, per Phil's request, e
Jute .
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we've all
n anticipating: the
Lowell Thomas
renovations. hich
certai ly ma e our cornmuni-
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to know our new student
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who the
pranksters are
and who
went to high .
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discussed at
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with Iloodie Allen -
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Cheers to the Class of 2012
Staff Writer
For the last three years, this space
in The Circle has been home to
countless stories featuring our
classmates doing very stupid things.
Believe me when I say that rm ab-
solutely thrilled that I've been able
to recount these stories for your
general amuseme1).t. But, sadly, my
time in Security Brief Land has
come to an end. This week, there
won't be any stories about freshmen
falling out of cabs or seniors getting
kicked out of bars. We're about to
go down the windy path of nostal-
gia. And we're walking ...
When I first came to Marist four
years ago, I didn't have a single
friend on this campus. So I guess I'
tried to make myself involved. I
went to the Lupe Fiasco concert and
jammed out by my lonesome and I
awkwardly meandered my way
through fraternity parties while un-
derage-sipping on really horrible
beer. But, mostly, I spent a lot of
time sitting on the picnic tables out-
side of
Hall, lying to my parents
and friends from home about the
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great time I was having at college.
But, really, I hated it here.
But then something happened. I
started meeting people. I started
talking again. Like so many other
lost college freshmen, I found my
niche. Now, four years later, here
we are. The finale. The culmination
of what cliches tell us is the best
four years of our lives.
I asked a friend of mine how she
felt about the future, and she said -
terrifically simply -that the future
is annoying. It's annoying, she ex-
plained, because it's distracting
everyone from the now.
many of
us are in such an awesome moment
of our lives, but the concept of the
future - the ever-present reality of
life after college - won't let us fully
appreciate it.
I think she's absolutely correct,
which is sad.
do all endings
have to be bittersweet? Now is not
the time for us to worry about
what's ahead, but it's also not the
time for us to sadly reminisce about
what happened in the past. It's the
time to be happy about everything
that is presently happening in our
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seniors -
you're reading this
- let's raise a metaphorical glass and
malrn a toast to the present. To re-
membering the last four years. To
the death of the Sandbar, to your
freshmen dorm room, to your
vorite cab driver. Here's to our bad
reputations and to the people that
stood up for us. Here's to Capping.
To entire days we've spent in the
brary, or in the cafeteria, or lying
outside in the grass. Here's to the
friends that we've made and the
friends that we've lost. To those
defining moments when we realized
that the strangers we met in class,
at a party, or from across the hall of
your freshmen dorm would remain
in our lives forever.
Congratulations and thank you,
Class of 2012. We've had an amaz-
ing run. Thanks for reading, and
here's to life.
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THE CIRCLE • THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 • Page 3
From Page
Meet the DiBlasi-Gelok
SGA e-bo
Meet Lauren Carrozza, the academic year, I hope to work
Vice President of Student Pro-
with the rest of the DiBlasi ad-
Major/minor. and year of gradu-
ation: "I am a business adminis-
tration major with an emphasis in
marketing and a double minor in
communication studies and Ital-
ian. I'm graduating in 2014."
Why she got involved in
SGA/SPC: "I have been a general
member in SPC since I came to
Marist. In the spring of my fresh-
man year, I joined the executive
board of SPC as publicity officer.
This past March, I transitioned to
president. I love being in SPC and
how involved it has allowed me to
be my first two years at Marist,
and. I am especially excited to now
be a part of Student Government.
The main reason that I decided to
take on this position was because
I truly love my school and my re-
sponsibility for the majority of the
on-campus programming."
Looking ahead: "This upcoming
Tracy, Senate
Meet Becca
of Public Relations.
Major/minor. and year of gradu-
ation: "I am a communications
major with a concentration in
public relations and a minor in
psychology. I am a member of the
class of 2013."
Nickname: ''My nickname is
Becca, I guess, since my real name
is Rebecca."
Why she got involved in SGA: "I
was the Director of PR under the
Lubrano and the Paulsen Admin-
istrations and it is something I am
passionate about. I wanted to
in the position;
I love being creative and applying
it to SGA."
Looking ahead: "I am really ex-
panding the role of director or PR
for the next year, using more
types of social media and branch-
ministration to enhance every-
one's experience here at Marist. I
want to know the opinions of stu-
dents, what they want to change
about our school and what they
expect of us in the future."
Secret weapon
the office:
"Pressure. I need to be under pres-
sure to get things done, and I need
Favorite thing to do in the SGA
office: "I actually get homework
done in the office a lot of the time.
It's a nice change of scenery from
the library or my room, and there
are always people in there to keep
me company. I also like to waste
time and make posters or decorate
the office. Most recently I made
lovely labels for the SPC mail-
boxes instead of doing work."
Fun fact: "I love Dunkin' Donuts
coffee. At home I go there several
times a week (sometimes more
than once a day) and I really wish
there was one closer to Marist! My
ing out by
having a
board that will
serve as a social media team along
with Steve Sabato who is the di-
Secret weapon in the office: "I
think comic relief would
my se-
cret weapon. I like to have fun and
make the atmosphere in SGA a
little more relaxed and sociable."
Favorite thing to do in the SGA
office: "I spend a lot of my free
time in the office. I love the at-
mosphere and spending time with
my best friends. I like to do my
homework and just hang out. I
nap in the office sometimes!"
Fun fact: "I like to color in color-
ing books and knit to relax when-
ever I'm stressed out. I am
obsessed with Pinterest right now,
and I just made one for SGA and I
spend hours on there just looking
at the pictures."
Lauren carrozza, Vice President of Student
favorite drink there is the caramel makes it so much better."
almond iced latte, and you have to
ask for extra almond syrup. That
Meet Jane Tracy, the Senate
Major/minor. and year of gradu-
ation: "I am an English major with
a concentration in writing and sec-
ondary education. I have minors in
psychology and creative writing.
My year of graduation
Why she got involved in SGA: "I
first got involved in SGA back in
the beginning of my freshman year
as a
senator. I heard about
the position through a few friends
and thought it would be a great
way to learn more about what stu-
dents want at Marist. From there,
I ran for a seat in the senate be-
cause I felt I could represent and
be the voice for student concerns."
Looking ahead: "I hope to run an
amazing senate team for next
year! I
my team and
work effectively
a variety of
committees and projects that will
positive change to the
Marist community."
Secret weapon in the office: ''My
newfound ability to ask for help.
When you work as a team, it's im-
portant to know that there are
other people there who are always
willing to lend a helping hand.
worked on everything by myself
without any help, I don't think I
would get nearly as much done."
Favorite thing to do in the SGA
office: "In the SGA office, I truly
enjoy answering students' ques-
tions and hearing their concerns.
I absolutely love
a student
comes into the office with some-
thing to say."
Pranks in the office: "Personally,
I've never pulled a prank on any-
one in the office, but I know acer-
tain class president who enjoys
taking apart my Senate speaker
gavel and leaving it in pieces in
my mailbox."
Snodgrass, Director of
Public Relations
Meet Steve Sabato, the Direc-
tor of Communications.
Major/minor. and year of gradu-
ation: "I am a communications
major with an emphasis in sports
communication and I have a minor
in business. I am a member of the
class of 2013."
Why he got involved in SGA:
''Mostly because [Paul and Brian]
asked me to. They wanted an effec-
tive liaison between SGA and com-
the school and clubs
between different means and media
outlets. It felt appropriate to go
after because I felt qualified. Some-
times, people want to go after peo-
ple who can do things and get the
job done, even if they were not in-
volved in government before
makes the selection and my job
based on merit, not previous expe-
Looking ahead: ''We're looking to
be more active on social media
sites. We're dipping our feet into
Garrin Marchetti, Resident Senator.
Meet Courtney Lawlor, the
Vice President of Student Life.
Major/minor. and year of gradu-
ation: "I am a secondary education
and English major with a psychol-
ogy minor. I am a member of the
class of 2015."
Nickname: "Court, Courts, C-
Law and Lawlz."
Why she got involved in SGA: "I
joined SGA because I wanted to be
involved right away on campus.
SGA is a passion of mine, and I
knew I wanted to jump right into
it. As for my new title, I wanted to
be vice president because it has
the potential to be such an impor-
tant role in SGA. There is so much
that can be done to boost residen-
tial life and what it means to be a
Marist student."
Looking ahead:
"I am looking
forward to building on the activi-
ties that have become traditions. I
the water with Facebook and Twit-
ter. We're looking into doing a
'Twitter Q&A' during my office
hours in which people can Tweet
their questions at us and we answer
them. We are also looking to ex-
pand the newsletter. I also plan on
utilizing and making a connection
between SGA, The Circle, MCTV
and the WMAR. We want
it a more approachable relationship
and there should be no wall be-
tween the media and SGA."
Secret weapon in the office: "I am
very strategic. I know how to think
Favorite thing to do in the SGA
office: "Coexist with my teammates.
I enjoy hanging out with my friends
while making progress. Being in
the office faciliates thought and
progress--One of the great reasons
as to why you should pick people
Pranks in the office: "On Andrew
Paulsen's last day, we sticky-noted
his entire desk."
also am looking forward to mak-
ing my own legacy and new tradi-
tions with the help of the people I
surround myself with in this job."
Secret weapon in the office: "My
connections to administrators and
how I feel confident in approach-
ing them. I also know a lot of peo-
ple and feel comfortable reaching
out to them."
Favorite thing to do in the SGA
"Talking to Meaghan
Neary, making new friends, and
getting work done."
Pranks· in the office: "I was not
directly involved, but I remember
watching one take p
lace. One
time, there was a live lobster in
the fridge that we wanted Andrew
Paulsen to find ... ".
Sabato, Director
Meet Garrin Marchetti, a
Resident Senator.
Major/minor, and year of ifadu-
ation: "I am a double major in
journalism and sports communi-
cation. I also have a writing
minor. I am a part of the class of
Nickname: "Gar-Bear and
Why he got involved in SGA: "I
have a lot of friends involved in
SGA and I saw how worthwhile it
was to be involved in it. I was able
to see what a difference people in
SGA can make and I wanted to get
involved in that."
Looking ahead: "I am re
out to people in the community
and I am putting an emphasis on
reach out to different people
I am
'looking forward to being a voice
for the students
I am excited to
help students realize that they too
can make a difference and become
Secret weapon in the office: "I
would have to say being a part of a
lot of different organizations and
knowing a lot of different people is
my secret weapon. I am able to
find out a lot of the different needs
and wants of the students on cam-
pus. My biggest strength is diver-
sity and bringing out different
opinions and ideas."
Favorite thing to do in the SGA
office: "I like to get my work done.
Everyone is focused on their work.
I get more work done in the SGA
Fun fact: "I went to the same
high school as our student body
president Paul DiBlasi. We both
went to St. John's Prep in Dan-
vers, Massachusetts."
Courtney Lawlor, Vice President of Student

Thursday, May
3, 2012
interview with rapper, ~oodie Allen
Circle Contributor
For those of you who recently at-
tended Marist's spring
good decision. Hoodie Allen, the
opener for the sbbw, had just re-
leased his latest EP, All American
on April 10, which reached number
one on iTunes's top albums.
Personally, I was introduced to his
music three years ago and have
been a fan/borderline groupie ever
since. Lucky for me, Hoodie was
to fill me in on his con-
success, relationship with
his fans and his inspii:ation.
Kelsey Odom: First of all, congratu-
lations on All American. How has
your life changed just in these past
weeks after the release?
Hoodie Allen: I don't think it has.
It's just been the fulfillment of a lot
of hard work and a big relief off my
shoulders to have the EP out for all
the fans.
KO: Less than a year ago on July
26, 2011 you released Leap Year.
Did you have any idea you'd be the
number one album on iTunes just
nine months later?
HA: It was my goal with this EP,
I really believe and never doubt
the fans that have supported me.
But I think it would be over confi-
dent to say I expected this.
KO: What was it like seeing your
own face on the iTunes homepage
for a number one album?
HA: Annoying. Sorry for being
KO: Who are the people who have
worked the closest with you during
your entire career, and the produc-
tion of this EP?
HA: The best thing to me is we did-
n't really do anything different than
before. It's the same close-knit
group of kids.
Ferguson my
main homie, tour DJ and producer
- did half the record, and we have
some great young producers on the
project like Peter Thomas and
Teddy Roxpin.
"No Interruption" your first single?
HA: I hadn't released any music
since last July, and of all the songs
I just felt like "No Interruption"
made the biggest splash on first lis-
ten. For me, it was the song that
people would go, "Wow, okay he's
KO: Have you turned down record
deals in the past, and why did you
decide to stay independent?
HA: I did and I've also gotten close
and been denied a bunch. I'm so
thankful for all of that -it allowed
me to mature and figure out what I
wanted to do on my own and build
real with my fans.
KO: Was there a moment when you
realized how strong your following
was becoming?
HA: April 10 at 12:30 in the morn-
ing. It all became very, very real.
KO: Favorite song from All Ameri-
HA: My favorite is "No Interrup-
tion." It gives me chills to perform
KO: Favorite show?
HA: My favorite show ever was a
small 150-person show I did in
Philadelphia over two years ago be-
cause it was the first time I had ever
experienced real fandom. Every
show on the All American Tour,
though, has been on a real level in-
KO: Is there any particular artist
that has been your biggest influ-
HA: Andre 3000 is the guy I always
point to as my hugest influence.
KO: What is your favorite part of
being on tour?
HA: Favorite is making people
happy and smile, and getting to
meet fans who I speak to all day
long on Twitter and Facebook.
KO: Least favorite?
Hoodie Allen divulges about his relatlonshlps with his fans, his past, and his
of sleep we get.
KO: Word on the street is that
you're kind of a genius -graduated
from UPenn and worked at Google.
How did you make the decision to
try to make it as an independent
HA: We have one life to live; it's im-
portant to follow your dream, what-
ever that may be. For me, this is
I love.
KO: You made a promise to call
every person who bought All Amer-
ican; when you said that, did you
have any idea how long that was ac-
tually going to take?
HA: I think it might take a year
truthfully, but I
do it.
KO: Looking forward, what's next?
Will there be any more music
HA: I'd love to shoot a video for
"Eighteen Cool." That song has re-
ally spoken to a lot of people and
has been great to play on tour.
what would your dream job be?
HA: I had it, working at Google.
KO: Finally, what's the best mem-
ory you've had since becoming
Hoodie Allen?
HA: This interview with you, Kelsey
I'm going to go ahead and let my-
self believe that for the better part
of my life.
his loyal fans, (better known as
the "Hoodie Mob"), continues to
grow as he gains popularity, Hoodie
has chosen to dedicate his free time
to breaking down the barriers be-
tween himself and his fans. Admit-
ting that he'd rather catch up on
Tweets than sleep, it's actually
more likely than not for the rapper
to respond to you on Twitter or
Face book.
So if you haven't yet, check out All
American on iTunes and his mix
tapes Pep Rally and Leap Year.
Then send him a Tweet or two and
wait anxiously for a response-
KO: How did you choose to make HA: Just the travel and the little bit
If you weren't making music,
Diverse issues covered at the praxis forum
Staff Writer
Students, who entered the
Cabaret on Wednesday, April 25
from 4 p.m. to approximately 7 p.m.,
faced a collage of pictures of Indian
children from Calcutta. The pic-
tures were consistent with what one
might expect from an impoverished
area. That is, until Senior Lauren
Fitzpatrick, who coordinated the
event with Senior Matthew Wilk,
explained their background.
The photographs were not taken
by students, but by the children of
Calcutta. And what the pictures
could not convey praxis students
Sharon McDowell and Lindsay
Zambraski explained during their
Presenters at Marist's Occupy
Public Praxis forum discussed a
wide range of current global issues,
including water cleanliness in Cal-
cutta, living conditions in Haiti, the
Occupy protests, a current internet
privacy bill and even soup kitchen
problems that are going on in our
very own state.
Despite the wide range of topics,
each and every presentation con-
tained one common message: Ask
questions. Every presenter urged
the audience to do research and
seek truth.
The presenters were diverse, and
included Marist students and fac-
ulty, a Vassar student and students
from Newburgh Free Academy,
among others. Multiple individuals
were awarded with the Eleanor
Roosevelt Recognition award.
The Cabaret's perimeter was bor-
dered by numerous student posters
and displays, which included rele-
vant pictures, information and
The 17th annual forum was a spe-
cial tribute to retiring Marist Pro-
fessor Bruce Luske.

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Marist's public praxis forum discusses current global issues
Luske spoke about the important
role of spirituality in relation
problem solving and said that ulti-
mately, minor shifts in political
power are insufficient for making
"I call on all of us to stand to-
gether, to serve the common good,"
he said.
Public praxis professor Peter-
Raoul said she hopes "that students
take their learning at Marist out
into the streets, into the arena, and
inform public consciousness and hu-
manize in the enormity of human
For many students it was difficult
take a single event, which repre-
sented a culmination of work from
at least an entire semester, and ex-
plain it in just a few words.
Junior Michael Draper said that
praxis in general is about "seeing
things from different perspectives."
He believes that the course here
at Marist provides students with in-
formation beyond the mass media
and "brings a lot of attention" to
pressing problems of this time.
Three musicians performed at the
druszkiewicz, president of the
Marist Singers, sang "Make You
Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan, while
senior Sarah Khazzam, vice presi-
dent of Concert Band with the
Marist Band, accompanied her on
the piano.
Andruszkiewicz said that while
the song is primarily about roman-
tic love, it fit the event because of its
a more general love and care
for humanity.
Audience members sang along
with Reverend Gail Burger as she
sang "One Blue Sky Above Us" by
Pete Seeger and played the acoustic
While the event was dominated by
praxis students, some individuals
attended of their own free will.
Some had friends involved in the
Sophomore Thurman Reed, col-
lege activities technician, set up
about 100 chairs for the event, but
the room did not reach
Many praxis students aspire
more seats in future forums. Fresh-
man Samantha De Vito believes
that this can be accomplished in
coming years and that students will
benefit from the enlightening expe-
Despite the serious nature of the
issues being presented, students
and faculty alike generally had an
optimistic tone.
Praxis student Domtila Achola,
who visited Haiti in the spring of
2011, encouraged students to ask
themselves the following question:
"What can I do to make a change in
this world?"
Peter-Raoul's attitude: "We can do
a lot about it. Let's do it."
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Prepare to face finals with these practical pointers
Circle Contributor
The end of the year is rapidly ap-
proaching and everyone's mindset
is focused on Marist beach, spend-
ing their last few weeks with their
friends at Marist, and summer
time. However, what many seem
to push towards the back of their
minds is one of the most stressful
experiences of the year: final
exams. I hope to provide you with
tips to study, to focus on finals
and to boost your G.P.A. from last
Don't procrastinate!
This may
sound like something obvious, but
it's something a vast majority of
college students seem to overlook.
Writing your term paper the night
before it's due or studying your
notes an hour before the test
not help you earn a good grade.
My best advice to avoid procrasti-
nation is to go on Facebook before
you plan to study and then close
the Internet and focus. Also, be
sure to set up times for breaks to
get a snack, watch TV or to check
your Facebook once more.
Actually go to class!
seems like common knowledge,
but many also seen to disregard
this. At a college with small
classes like ours, it is very hard to
skip class all of the time and get
away with it. In high school, if a
student is noticeably absent from
many of their classes, the student
and parents are called to see what
the problem is. In college, you
don't have your parents to tell you
to go to class. It is up to you and
Using study
such as note cards can help you memorize key concepts and tenns.
you only. Participation and show-
ing up to class can add easy points
to boost your G.P.A. Participation
is usually a good percentage of
your grade so you can earn points
sometimes just by merely attend-
ing. If you skip class to chill on
Marist beach, you will fall behind
on your syllabus and be lost in
class. The teacher may also see
you as unmotivated and won't
boost your grade.
Use study tools to help you
Note cards, for me, are the
best study tool out there. I use
note cards not only for vocabulary
terms, but for key concepts and
other things to memorize. For ex-
ample, for Spanish, I make note
cards for vocabulary quizzes but
also for conjugations and tenses.
Another study tool I find really
from class by typing up the main
ideas using it to study.
Outline before writing your
Have a term paper due at
a final exam? Here's a great way
for you to get started on yours!
Outlining is the best way to get
yourself motivated to tackle that
five-page paper you have to write.
I always write categories: intro-
duction, body, and conclusion.
Then, I look at exactly what the
assignment says to do and then
figure out the subjects of what my
body paragraphs. Next, I write
down bullet points under each
body paragraph. This is a great
way to get organized and get the
paper done effectively.
helpful is to create your own study
Outline your tenn papers ahead of time
make things easier and
you organized.
guide. you can organize notes
Now that you have some study
tips, get started! You will only do
your best if you actually take the
time to sit down and study.
Being inb:read might not be so bad
Opinion Editor
I do not currently own a cat, nor
have I ever owned one or envision
myself owning one in the future. To
be quite frank I am actually quite
petrified of cats considering every
furry feline I have ever encountered
has either bitten or scratched me to
the point I fear I've been sliced like
pastrami and left for dead. With
that said, my current lock screen
background on my iPhone is a cat.
This is n-0 ordinary cat however -
this is a cat whose face is sur-
rounded by a mane of whole grain
bread. If you haven't heard of cat
breading please do yourself a favor
and break from this article, giving
yourself ample time to peruse the
internet for these kittens not in mit-
tens but rather matzo or michetta,
and puss in pumpernickel.
Breading cats is the latest in a
string of photo fads that have devel-
oped on the internet over the last
few years. It all began with a man,
a cat, a loaf, a pun and a dream. In
2011 someone uploaded a photo of
their cat's head poking through a
slice of white bread under the
tongue-in-cheek tag "inbred cat" to
Reddit a user-generated news site.
The bread wasn't the only thing of
wonder - the photo went viral and a
craze was created.
Sites like,http://bread- and other countless
slight variations of the sort receive
tens of thousands of hits a day, and
are updated almost daily with user-
submitted photos of their own fe-
lines in everything from bagels to
pita bread. Most cats look indiffer-
ent to the forced breading, others
strike strained expressions that
leave you questioning whether or
not this act borders on obscure ani-
mal cruelty, but some cats look
downright regal and delighted to re-
semble makeshift yeasty lions.
Say what you will about cat
breading, even if it's too low brow
for your tastes, there's no sugar
coating (or breading) the fact that
trivial Internet photo fads are here
to stay. They bring a sense of com-
munity to like-minded individuals
with a desire to flex their creative
muscles ever-so-slightly and push
the boundaries of planking to new
heights and Tebowing to new down
on one knee lows. People flock to
participate in photo fads to feel a
part of an amusing archive of subtly
humorous snapshots that serve as
staged slices of their life, living on
for decades floating somewhere on
the World Wide Web.
Photo fads may be self-serving
and otherwise irrelevant in the
grand scheme of life, but they bring
the cat this kitty
is toast.
a simple pleasure to the masses
through identifiable and accessible
the wake of an age
where the crawl across the bottom
of the television screen brings noth-
ing but bad news, irrelevant
celebrity gossip and incurable con-
troversy, and our Twitter feeds are
clogged with the most minute de-
tails of acquaintances lives, it's re-
freshing to have a little frivolity
that is self-explanatory. Photo fads
are arguably the epitome of art for
art's sake on a global scale never
quite seen before.
Bread your cats, taco your taran-
tula and perch yourself on a flagpole
like an owl for the amusement of
your Facebook friends, because as
Drake would say, you only live once,
so you might as well make going
through old photo albums with your
future grandkids that much more

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Upcoming summer preformances that promise a bang
A&E Editor
With summer vacation less than a
week away for some, now is as good
a time as any to begin preparing for
three months of must-see shows.
The following is a list of five well-
known musical acts that will be
touring the tri-state area over the
summer break:
1.Radiohead, Prudential Arts
Center, NJ May 31 and June 1 -
It's been over a year since experi-
silently released their seventh stu-
dio album ''The King Of Limbs," to a
completely unexpected fan base
that responded with both admira-
tion and confusion. Gone were the
pop-laced hooks that steadied
Rainbows" experimental ambitions,
resulting in a difficult album that
allowed its hypnotic melodies and
makeshift splinter beats to domi-
nate. While this technique may
have worked wonders in the studio,
many were uncertain as to how the
group would translate these spa-
cious, production-heavy pieces to
the big stage.
Well, after numerous warm-up
dates and festival-drop ins, Radio-
head is finally ready to showcase
their live talent to the northeast. On
May 31 and June 1, Radiohead will
perform at the Prudential Arts Cen-
ter in Newark, N.J. to two sold out
crowds. With the addition of Por-
tishead drummer Clive Deamer, the
group has been transposing their
studio work to the stage with a
feverous intensity, swapping acid-
laced wooded structure for raw,
rapid developments. Those lucky
enough to cop tickets
be in store for an excellent perform-
2. Dave Matthews Band, Nikon
Theatre At Jones Beach, NY
June 12 and 13 - In 2011, Ameri-
can jam-group Dave Matthews
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke In one of his musical induced "trances." The band
will be performing
the end of
May/beglnlng of
June In
New Jersey.
Band decided to take a ''break" from
touring to celebrate their 20th an-
niversary with a couple of scattered
multi-artist festivals titled, "The
Dave Matthews Band Caravan."
These festivals gave the group a
chance to sit and mesh their music
together with artists ranging from
Australian counterpart, The John
Butler Trio, to neo-soul evolution-
ists, The Roots. According to the
band, these joint shows motivated
them to try and add a slight spin to
their already world-famous live acts
that would hopefully come to life the
following year.
Well, it's 2012 and as promised,
DMB has announced a summer tour
drop by Long Island. The
perform two nights at the
Nikon Theater at Jones Beach,
where hopefully their tweaked acts
will materialize along with a couple
of pieces from their newly an-
nounced untitled studio album.
Various Artists, Governors
Ball NYC Music Festival, June
23 and 24 -This year, the annual
Governors Ball music festival lo-
cated at Randal's Island, N.Y. will
feature two nights of divers per-
forming artists ranging from indie
hip-hop stars to post-rock giants.
The first night will have a heavy
focus on electronic dance music, fea-
turing the feel-good electro-licks of
Passion Pit and the turntable-funk
of ex-LCD Soundsystem founder
James Murphy.
On the other hand, Sunday fo-
cuses on retro 90's alternative, with
headlining performances from Mod-
est Mouse, Beck and Built To Spill.
you're searching for a nearby, rel-
atively cheap music festival this
summer, look no further.
4. Wilco, Prospect Park, NY July
23 and 24 - Way back in the day,
Wilco were strictly an alternative-
country band that built themselves
a comfortable indie-based following
that branched off the success of par-
ent-band Uncle Tupelo. However,
since 2001's "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,"
the now Chicago-based sextet have
grown out of their familiar roots, ex-
perimenting with forms of neo-psy-
chedelia, alternative noise rock and
atmospheric minimalism. In fact,
their music has changed so much
over the years that it seems even
the band members themselves are
uncertain as to the sonic direction
they wish to persue.
2011 saw the release of 'Vfhe
Whole Love," an aimless collection
of promising tracks that never quite
came to fruition. But, oddly enough,
this recent side step has actually en-
hanced recent live performances.
To spice things up, Wilco have
been splicing in intricate guitar
solos from jazz-influenced lead Nels
Cline who rips his way through
nail-sere eching, kapo- stapled
shreds. These new instrumental ad-
ditions bring energy to forgotten
material and combine with classic
gems to provide a well-represented
concert experience.
My Morning Jacket, Williams-
burg Park, NY August 19 - My
Morning Jacket, the Kentucky
based quintet that are one of the
few predominant driving forces be-
hind modern southern rock, will be
performing this August at the
Williamsburg Park in Brooklyn,
New York City, in support of their
new album, "Circuital." With live
sets often compared to that of Phish
or The Grateful Dead, MMJ strives
to embrace the audience through
the establishment of an immersive
atmosphere, rather then straight-
up soloing.
Though the improvisations are
epic and wildly entertaining, it's the
trippy, psychedelic common ground
that give these performances the
wide spread attention they receive.
For those looking to post-up and dig
deep into an immersive set, this
formance may be the perfect fit.
is John Galt?": A review of 'Atlas Shrugged,' now on DVD/Blu-ray
Staff Writer
One woman: focused solely on run-
ning a railroad. One man: focused
solely on producing metal. Dagny
Taggart, played by Taylor Schilling,
and Henry Rearden, played by
Grant Bowler, share a common goal
of productivity and a common prob-
lem of excessive government inter-
vention in Atlas Shrugged Part I,
now on DVD and Blu-ray.
The film is an adaptation of Ayn
Rand's critically acclaimed and
globally worshiped 1957 novel.The
plot is straightforward.
a strug-
gling economy, politicians pass sev-
eral bills in the name of economic
stability. They limit businesspeople
to owning a single business via the
Equalization of Opportunity bill
and cap production among other
legislative actions.
But the politicians' caring front is
quickly dismissed by their blatant
cronyism. When the media's cam-
eras and microphones are off, poli-
cymakers' true intentions are
They conf?pire:
we're going
bring Rearden down, we should do
it from the inside," said steel busi-
nessman Orren Boyle said to politi-
cian Wesley Mouch.
The story's main character, Dagny
Taggart, is a driven and relentless
woman who certainly defies Holly-
wood gender stereotypes of the
woman whose business success is
dependent on her beauty.
some have said that this is a femi-
nist film.
Taggart's assertive behavior is a
reflection of Ayn Rand's objectivist
philosophy - humans act with rea-
son and self-interest rather than
Atlas Shrugged Part I is a moti-
vating film that entertains with an
interesting storyline and subtle
humor. It is both a moral and polit-
ical commentary on the meaning of
living for one's own self-interest. It
forces you to ask yourself, "Is it free
will or selfishness to protect one's
intellectual and physical property?"
The answer depends on who you
see as justified in the film. Those
who sympathize with increased reg-
ulation are not likely to see the reg-
ulators as villains. Rather, they will
see Dagny Taggart and Rearden as
Reviews of the film are as polar-
ized as opinions towards Rand's ob-
jectivist philosophy. The heroes and
villains are evident: individualists
versus collectivists; private owner-
ship versus government regulation.
Today's political progressives are
not likely to agree with the theme of
this film, but distaste for cronyism
can be shared among audience
members regardless of political be-
liefs. This is primarily a movie
about politics, so agreement is a far
cry, but elements of romance make
for an hour and a half of entertain-
you agree with free, unencum-
bered individuals competing in the
marketplace, you will likely enjoy
this film. Do not expect grandiose
special effects or visuals. While the
cinematography is adequate, this
film is not a visual masterpiece.
Althdugh the film's message is
clear, there remains one question.
Viewers are just as confused as
Dagny Taggart as they continually
wonder: ''Who is John Galt?''

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Lacrosse ready for the conference championships
the team and even though they had
a rough game here or there, the unit
certainly lived up to the hype.
Zach Badalucco, Ethan Fox and
T .J. McDermott were three of the
strongest anchors for the defense
throughout the regular season. Fox
led the team with a total of 15
caused turnovers and Badalucco
placed third on the team
ground balls.
Marist starting goaltender Craig game and got out of our system. We
Goodermote made 130 saves in net can't do that again."
this season, posting a 9.68 goals
Many championship caliber teams
against average. Last time out are judged not only on their talent,
against Siena, Goodermote allowed but also on how they handle adver-
15 goals and made 19 saves in three sity. There
no doubt that the
quarters of work.
men's lacrosse team has faced a
''We need to be mentally focused tremendous amount of adversity
and play as a team on defense," Fox this season in relation to the loss of
said of tomorrow's game. "Last time their teammate, peer and friend last
out we basically handed them the summer.
"This one means a lot to us because
of what the guys have had to go
through. It's ha.rd to do a guy like
Eddie justice because he was such a
good teammate," Guarini said. "We
are excited about the opportunity to
win this one as a team, for not only
for ourselves, but also for the
Coombs Family."
Men's crew wins another MAAC Championship
Staff Writer
The Marist men's crew team won
their 11th straight MAAC title over
the weekend in West Windsor, N.J.
The Red Foxes earned 156 total
points for the ~eet, defeating Jack-
sonville by 13 to clinch the title.
''This is Jacksonville's first year
in the MAAC and they rival us in
terms of support and talent, where
as the other teams in the conference
struggle to bring in the same level
of talent," Head Coach Chris Clarke
said. ''MAACs serve as a good indi-
cator of how we're doing as a team
as we still have some bigger races
left on the schedule."
The Marist men brought home
individual victories in the Novice
Eight, the Lightweight Four and the
The Novice Eight won in a time
of 6:21, while the Lightweight four
covered the 2,000-meter course in a
time of 6:51.7, besting second-place
Iona by nearly eight seconds. In the
Pair race, the Red Foxes defeated
Loyola by four and a half seconds,
finishing in a time of 7:29.9.
Marist placed second in four other
races as well, the V a.rsity Eight, the
Second Varsity Eight, the Varsity
Four and the JV Four.
"I was not super pleased with in-
dividual efforts by some of our
boats. There are plenty of improve-
ments we need to make going for-
ward," Clarke said. "At this point in
the season, we can only afford to
take steps forward. We have a lim-
ited amount of time to improve."
Up next for the Red Foxes will be
the NYS Championships this up-
coming Saturday and ~unday in
Whitney Point, N.Y.
''We need to rebound ourselves.
We have ECACs coming up next
pushover," Clarke said.
Women's lacrosse season ends in at Canisius
Staff Writer
The Marist women's lacrosse team
saw their season end at the hands
of the Canisius Golden Griffins over
the weekend. The Red Foxes fell to
the Golden Griffins by a score of 14-
5 in the opening game of the MAAC
Tournament for each team.
The Red Foxes end the season 4-13
overall and 3-3 in the MAAC, while
Canisius improves
9-8 on the sea-
''We didn't do what we wanted to
do this year in terms of wins and
losses," Head Coach Jessica O'Brien
said. "But we were able to qualify
for MAACs which I was happy
Jamie Romano paced the Red
Foxes in the losing effort with a pair
of goals, while Morgan Leona.rd led
the offensive charge for the Golden
Griffins with four goals.
The first 15 minutes of the open-
ing half were .relatively even for
both sides as each team netted two
goals, before Leonard scored at
14:06 to give the Golden Griffins a
lead they would never relinquish.
The goal marked the start of a 5-1
run by Canisius to close the half
with Romano scoring the lone goal
for the Red Foxes over that stretch.
The Golden Griffins held a 7-3 ad-
vantage at halftime.
Leonard put the eighth goal of the
night on the board for Canisius with
2~:43 to play, as the Golden Griffins
would outscore the Red Foxes 7-2 in
the second half, accounting for the
final score of 14-5.
Seniors Jori Procaccini and Ariel
Kramer, playing their
game for
the Red Foxes, scored the lone goals
for Marist in the second half.
Ma.rist was outshot 26-19 in the
game, including a 15-6 deficit in the
first half.
Ashley Casiano made five saves in
net for the Red Foxes, while Kayla
Scully recorded nine for Canisius.
Kramer, Romano and junior Ashley
Miller finish the year tied for the
team lead in goals with 29 apiece.
Kramer and fellow senior Kelly
Condon close their careers ranked
sixth and seventh in goals in Marist
lacrosse history, with 8 7 and 90
The Fox Trot
Quick hits of the
week in Marist athletics
Water Polo
Water polo lost a nail biter
semi-finals of the MAAC Tourna-
ment dropping a 5-4 decision to
Wagner, before rebounding to de-
feat Villanova in the consolation
game by a score of 14-7. In the
semi-final, the first quarter features
only a goal apiece between the two
teams, as Desiree Desaulniers
scored for the Red Foxes
knot the
score at one following an early Wag-
ner goal.
The Seahawks again
scored an early second quarter goal,
but Kelly Kline buried a goal for
Marist with less than 10 seconds to
play in the first half. Wagner would
gain two separate two-goal leads at
4-2 and 5-3, but Marist answered
each time, with Jessica Hamby and
Robyn Crabtree finding the net to
make the score 5-4 where the game
would end, as Marist could not find
an equalizer.
Marist finished third place in the
tournament by defeating Villanova pitched two complete games for
the consolation game. Kline was Marist. Prior to the games, the sen-
the scoring leader for the Red Foxes ior class of Nicole DiVirgilio, Ashley
with three goals and four assists Coriss, Meghan Lamoureux and
while coming up with 11 steals on Lindsay Durant.
defense to lead the team on both
On Sunday, Zahka and Oster ha us
sides of the ball. Jaclyn Puccino once again led the Red Foxes.
also had a hat-trick for Marist, and Zahka's three-run homerun raised
Mackenzie Maynes added three as-
her batting average to .333, best on
sists in the victory.
the team, while Osterhaus earned
The Marist softball team played
two conference doubleheaders over
the weekend. On Saturday, the Red
Foxes spilt a series with Cansius,
winning the first game 6-2, but los-
ing a tight second game 4-3. Follow-
ing that doubleheader, Marist
hosted Manhattan on Sunday, and
after dropping Game One 4-2, the
Red Foxes came back in Game Two
to beat the Jaspers 4-3.
In the doubleheader against Can-
sius, Alyssa Zahka homered in both
games, and Emily Osterhaus
her tenth victory of the season in
the second game.
Marist took on Army in a non-
Wednesday, after The Circle went
to the press. The team's next game
will be on Saturday, when they
travel to Siena for a doubleheader.
After winning their opening
matches in the 2012 MAAC Tennis
Championships, the Marist men's
and women's tennis teams both lost
in their respective championship
games on Sunday. The top-seeded
men's team lost in the champi-
goals respectively.
"I was happy the way our team
was able to step up after a number
of injuries, which forced other girls
to step up and gain some key expe-
rience," O'Brien said. "I will most
remember the fight that the girls
showed following the injuries.
Kramer, Procaccini and Condon
rank among the biggest losses due
to graduation for the Red Foxes as
they begin to look toward the 2013
"I thought the biggest improve-
ment we made over the course of the
season was our continuity and the
girls' ability to play with each
other," O'Brien said. ''We played
better as a team as the season went
onship game for the first time in five
years, dropping a tough match to
Fairfield, "4-3. On the women's side,
the second-seeded Red Foxes lost to
top-seeded Fairfield 4-1.
For the men, Matt Himmelsbach,
Will Reznek and Dalen Klassen all
earned singles victories, with
Klassen and Billy Bishop earning a
doubles win. The women's team saw
doubles victories by Kelsey Raynor
and Erin McCarthy, and Joana Sun
and Marielle Campbell.
The women's crew finished second
in the MAAC Rowing Champi-
onships on Saturday. The Red
Foxes lost to champion Drake by
just two points, 33-31.
On the day, Marist finished first
in three races, but finished second
in the Varsity Eight boat race, the
race that decided the winner. The
team will compete next in the NYS
Championships this weekend.

Thursday, May
3, 2012 •
Baseball takes two out of
three on road at Iona
Sports Editor
The Marist baseball team took
two of three from Iona over the
weekend to improve to 9-8 in MAAC
play. Unfortunately for the Red
Foxes, the rest of the league is keep-
ing pace, and Marist sits in fifth
place in the conference, percentage
points behind St. Peters and Fair-
field, who both have 8-7 records.
The good news for Marist is that it
has won eight of its last ten and is
on one of their finest runs of the sea-
son headed down the stretch.
The first game against Iona
started off quickly as the Red Foxes
gave senior starter Chad Gallagher
a lead to work with, scoring two
runs in the top of the first inning.
Sophomore Nick McQuail plated
sophomore Jake Berry and junior
Zach Shank with an RBI double
down the left field. line, putting
Marist ahead.
Marist added another run in the
fourth as sophomore Pat Welsh hit
his team leading third homerun of
the season to put the Red Foxes
ahead 3-0. That would be all the run
that Gallagher would need,
as he did not let in his first run until
which was unearned.
Junior Mike Orefice hit a two-run
homerun in the eighth as insurance,
and Welsh hit an RBI single which
plated McQuail
stretch the lead
to 6-1. Iona brought one run back
but Marist seized victory in Game
One, 6-2.
The Red Foxes got off to another
quick start in the back half of the
double header as Orefice hit his sec-
ond homerun of the series, this one
a two-run shot to right which gave
Marist an early 2-0 lead. The Red
Foxes plated another run in the
third, as freshman Alec Petrone sin-
gled home junior Eric Heimrich to
stretch the advantage to 3-0.
The Red Fox offense blew the
game open in the top of the fifth, ex-
ploding for three runs which effec-
tively put the game out of reach for
the Gaels.
Orefice and Heimrich led
off the inning with back to back dou-
bles, plating one and McQuail beat
out a bunt single, which eventually
plated Heimrich on a throwing error
from Iona. McQuail would come
around to score on a RBI single from
Welsh. Iona scored two in the bot-
tom of the sixth, but Marist added
another just for good measure in the
Swertfager doubled home Welsh.
"We pitched played and played
defense,'' Marist head coach Chris
Tracz said.
and Brett did a
great job on Saturday and Mike hit
two big homeruns."
Gallagher and junior Brett
Houseal earned the victories in
Games One and Two, respectively.
Gallagher went eight innings
strong, surrendering just one
earned run while striking out nine
and sophomore Kevin McCarthy
finished off the game with a perfect
ninth. Houseal went the distance in
the second game, giving up just two
earned runs in his seven innings of
work, while striking out two.
"Our pitching has given
chance to win each game," Tracz
said. ''We know
we pitch and play
defense we will have a good chance
to win the game. Our pitchers have
been throwing strikes and control-
ling game which gives us confidence
and a chance to win."
The Red Foxes went to close out
the series the following day, but suf-
fered a setback, dropping the finale
by a score of 3-1. Marist opened the
scoring in the top of the third in-
ning, with Heimrich singling home
Swertfager to gain a 1-0 lead. It
was short lived, however, as just an
inning and a half later, Iona would
strike back for two runs off of
Marist starter Chris Bielak. The
Gaels added another in the bottom
of the fifth and held on for the rest
of the game, coming away with the
3-1 victory.
On the day, Bielak went five in-
nings, giving up three earned runs
while striking out six and walking
three. McCarthy again looked im-
pressive in relief, pitching three
scoreless innings, striking out five
and allowing just one runner to
reach base which was on a walk.
The series win over Iona pushes
the Red Foxes season record to 18-
21 on the season, and 9-8 in the
MAAC. Marist's season will be de-
cided in the two remaining confer-
ence series taking place in the
month of May. The Red Foxes host
Canisius College on May 12 and 13
and travel to Fairfield on May 1 7
and 18. Marist also plays six non-
conference games sprinkled in be-
tween, but the important ones are
the conference tilts, which will de-
cide whether the team will advance
to the MAAC Tournament in late
we continue to win each series
I think we will be fine" Tracz said.
''We're playing two teams at the top
of league, but we're focused on us
and how we win baseball games. I
think we're in a position to win
games and
we can fight through
finals and do things the right way."
Column: A fantastic year for Marist freshmen
Sports Editor
Around this time of year, it is
appropriate for us here at Marist
College to congratulate the soon-to-
be graduating seniors on four years
of hard work. Four years of all-
nighters, group projects, and final
exams. For the student- athletes
here, it is about celebrating four
years of accomplishments both on
the field and off.
This year's senior class of Red
Fox athletes deserves all the acco-
lades that will be given to them.
They have worked extremely hard
to get to where they are today, and
they have earned the great recogni-
But I would also like to congrat-
ulate another class of athletes, one
with far less experience than their
senior counterparts. At this time
last year, they were completing
their senior years of high school.
That is
I would like to con-
gratulate the freshmen.
I would like to congratulate them
on not only on their terrific individ-
seasons for their respective
spo:rts, but also for breathing new
life into Marist Athletics, bringing
about new thrills and excitement.
The freshmen student-athletes
reached extraordinary heights this
past season in ways that, according
to Marist Athletic Director Tim
Murray, had never been reached be-
"I know in the past we have had
some [freshmen] who have per-
formed well in years past, but as a
whole, I don't think we have ever
had a year that has been any bet-
ter," Murray said. "It's terrific."
Indeed it is, but terrific does not
even begin to describe the
tance that the Class of 2015 has had
on Marist athletics this year. Let us
look at two of the big stars from this
year's freshmen class: Amanda Ep-
stein and Chavaughn Lewis.
Epstein, a member of the
women's soccer team, helped bring
the honor that had eluded the pro-
gram since joining the MAAC: a
conference championship trophy. In
her first season, Epstein tallied 28
points and scored 11 goals, includ-
ing eight game-winners, which
ranked her third in the NCAA in
that category. In her first season,
the 2011 MAAC Rookie of the Year
tied the
all-time Marist program
record for most points in a single
''The best thing about Amanda is
her composure and her technical
ability on the ball," women's soccer
Head Coach Katherine Lyn said.
"She always throws off the best de-
fenders with the way the ball sticks
like glue to her feet. That, along
with her intelligent decision mak-
ing, makes her so special."
Lewis came to Marist this season
as one of the top-rated high school
players in the state of New York,
and he delivered on the hype. Fin-
ishing second in the MAAC Rookie
of the Year voting, Lewis averaged
14.4 points per game, the most on
the team. He posted double-digit
scoring efforts in 27 of the 32 games
he played in this season, as well as
averaging 4. 7 rebounds and 1. 7
steals per game. Lewis was named
to both the All-MAAC Rookie Team
and Mid-Major Freshmen All-Amer-
ican Team.
is like I said before. Terrific
does not even begin to describe it.
While Epstein and Lewis may
have grabbed the most headlines,
there were still many other fresh-
men that put a new meaning to the
There was Isaiah Morton and
Manny Thomas, both teammates of
Lewis. Morton, a 5-8 point guard,
became the floor general of Marist' s
offensive attack, leading the team in
assists, while Thomas emerged as a
defensive stopper off the bench. The
women's team also received nice ef-
forts from Natalie Gomez, another
point guard who stepped up when
starter Kristine Best went down for
the season.
There was Greta Leberfinger, a
swimmer on the women's team who
won four gold medals at this year's
MAAC Championships to help lead
her team to the conference title. At
the ECAC Long Course Meter Invi-
tational a week later, Leberfinger
became the first active Marist
swimmer, man or woman, to qualify
for the Olympic Trials with her
1:11.88" time in the 100-meter
breaststroke. Well done.
Even in the heat of the spring
season, freshmen continue to make
an impact. Drew Nesmith, a mid-
fielder on the men's lacrosse team,
has scored 17 points and 21 goals so
far this season. On the softball field,
pitchers Janine Lalli and Melanie
White have combined for 13 wins
this season. All three players have
won MAAC _weekly awards this sea-
All of these freshmen athletes
have gone above and beyond this
year, and deserve all the credit they
receive. But the coaches deserve a
lot of the credit as well; after all,
these players would not be here
they had not been convinced to at-
tend Marist in the first place.
think our coaches understand
recruiting is the life blood of a good
program. They also have an incred-
ible college to recruit for," Murray
Murray also gave credit to the
upperclassmen on each team, say-
ing that their leadership has been a
huge reason for the success of all
the talented freshmen.
"It takes solid leadership for
freshmen to understand what [play-
ing for] Marist is all about," Murray
said. ''The leadership of the upper-
classmen has really helped the
freshmen adjust from high school to
the highest level."
In the end, everyone deserves a
little bit of the credit. The coaches
for recruiting these players, the up-
perclassmen for guiding these play-
ers, and the players themselves for
making this season in Marist ath-
letics a truly memorable one.
as we raise a figurative toast
to this year's senior student-ath-
letes, let's raise another toast to this
year's freshmen student-athletes.
The future is bright and I, for
one, cannot wait to see what lies
Chavaughn Lewis (above) was Just one
fantastic freshman this season In Marlst
athletics. Amanda Epstein (women's
cer), Drew Nesmith (men's lacrosse) and
Greta Leberflnger (swimming and diving)
all made Immediate Impacts.

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Football players get
dream opportunity in
averaging 8.1 yards in 23 returns.
Sports Editor
Fitzpatrick was the leading re-
ceiver on the 2011 Marist squad
After the 2011 football season with 601 yards on 49 receptions. He
ended, Marist seniors J aquan was tied for the team lead with five
Bryant, Kevin Fitzpatrick and Ryan receiving touchdowns and was third
Dinnebeil came together with a sun-
on the team averaging 54.6 total
ple yet cliallenging goal: make the
yards per game. The 6-foot-3 wide
receiver out of Columbia, Md. did
Now, two of them have been given not miss a game in his career, which
an opportunity to make that dream was highlighted by the gaine-win-
a reality.
ning touchdown catch on a Hail
NFL teams look to fill up their Mary with seven seconds to play
rosters after last week's draft, many against Jacksonville in 2009.
undrafted free agents are signed by
Bryant and Fitzpatrick, along
teams and given the opportunity to with fellow senior running back
try out for t};le team. For the first Ryan Dinnebeil, worked out in front
time in program history, a Marist of NFL scouts at Fordham Univer-
player signed with an NFL team in sity's Pro-Day in February.
''They opened some eyes for some
Cornerback Jaquan Bryant has people at the All-Star game and at
signed with the Oakland Raiders, the Fordham Pro-Day," Parady
while wide receiver Kevin Fitz-
said. "They've caught the attention
patrick has been picked up by the of the right people."
Buffalo Bills.
According to Parady, although
''They had a dream," Marist head
coach Jim Parady said. ''They came
together at the end of the season
and did everything they could to
prepare. After the end of their col-
lege careers they continued to train
to get to another level."
Bryant led the Red Foxes with 41
solo tackles and four interceptions
playing in all 11 games of the 2011
season. The 6-foot-1 St. Albans,
native was named first team
All-Pioneer Football League this
past season as well as the second
team in 2009 and honorable men-
tion in 2010. Bryant also served as
the team's primary punt returner,
Dinnebeil has not received that
phone call yet, his agent had indi-
cated last week that he thought
there was a good chance someone
would be interested in picking up
the fourth all-time leading touch-
down scorer in Marist football his-
Bryant and Fitzpatrick will report
to short minicamps for their teams
in mid-May to show off their skills
and attempt to make the first round
of cuts.
"All it takes for a guy at our level
is an opportl,mity, and now they
have one," Parady said.
Parady said that it is difficult for
anyone in the Football Champi-
Former Marist wide reclever Kevin Fitzpatrick signed an NFL free agent deal with the
Buffalo BIiis. His teammate, saftey Jaquan Bryant,
a deal with the Oakland
Raiders. Both will report to their team's minicamps In the coming
onship Subdivision to make that im-
pression pre-draft, but once given
that opportunity, anything can hap-
pen. The coach also mentioned how
this will help the program going
into the future.
"For the recruiting part, guys will
see that guys here are getting
looks," Parady said. "It'll be a
tremendous asset in that respect."
For the players, getting the call
was a drea.m come true, but there is
still work to be done.
"It's awesome," Fitzpatrick said,
"but there's still a long way to go.
It's a big step to come out of the Pi-
oneer League and a small school
like Marist."
'1t definitely is [a dream come
true] to get this opportunity,"
Bryant said. "I've been playing foot-
ball my whole life. Now I just have
to go out there and do what I do."
go to Buffalo mini-
camp on May 10. Bryant is still
waiting to hear when he will depart
for the Raiders' minicamp.
''We're very excited for these
guys," Parady said."! think they'll
do great out there. They are realiz-
ing a dream right now, which not
many athletes say they can do."
Me n's lacrosse begins its quest for MAAC glory
Staff Writer
Despite dropping three straight
games to end the regular season,
the Marist men's lacrosse team
earned the fourth and final spot in
the 2012 MAAC Tournament on
Saturday afternoon following a 7-5
loss to Canisius College. With the
passing of former teammate Eddie
Coombs last summer it has been the
team's ultitnate goal since Day One
to compete and win a MAAC title
Connor Rice (above) and the men's lacrosse team enter the MAAC Tournament as the
They will play top-seeded Siena in the
semi-final game, taking place
7:30 PM at Leonocloff Fleld at Tenney Stadium.
this season in his honor.
''We've said it all year long, we're
· getting a title and a ring for Eddie
to present to his family," team-cap-
tain Evan Guarini said.
"Dropping three straight was
tough," Marist head coach Keegan
Wilkinson said of the losses. "But
our ultimate goal is still right in
front of us for the taking and we're
very excited about it."
The team has already accom-
plished the first portion of their goal
by making the tournament. Now
they'll take on the second, beginning
with a semi-final matchup against
rival Siena College tomorrow at
The other semi-final matchup,
starting at 4:30 p.m., features the
University of Detroit against Cani-
sius. Conveniently for the Foxes,
they were selected to host the tour-
nament this year, so games will be
played on their home turf at Tenney
In Marist's (6-7, 3-3 MAAC) pre-
vious meeting against Siena (10-4,
6-0 MAAC) on April 21, the Red
Foxes suffered a painful 20-8 loss.
This is something Wilkinson is not
concerned about heading into to-
morrow's matchup.
''We had numerous opportunities
in our last meeting against them,"
Wilkinson said.
we capitalize
more on our chances this time
around and do a better job winning
faceoffs, we should be fine."
Matt Dugan
be the main man
when it comes to the face-off de-
partment this weekend for Marist.
Dugan won 111 of his 230 faceoffs
this season, posting an average of
roughly 48 percent, which is more
than reasonable.
Marist attack men Jack Doherty
and Connor Rice led the Foxes this
season with 41 and 40, points re-
spectively. With this being said, p~-
duction out of those two will be
much importance
the team wants
have success on offense in the
tournament. Other key offensive
contributors this year who will look
provide help on offense this week-
end for Marist are Drew Nesmith,
Guarini, Colin Joka and Mike Beg-
Four of Nesmith's 17 goals, all as
a freshman, were game-winners- a
statistic that was tops in the confer-
''We're looking to play smart team
offense and stick to the system this
weekend," Doherty said. ''If we can
move the ball and play unselfish
lacrosse we'll be okay."
The defense coming into this sea-
son was said to be a strong point for